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Designer: Kelly Purkey
Happy New Year! In 2009 I was incredibly lucky to be able to spend a lot of time doing one of my favorite things - traveling! Almost every month I was able to take at least one trip or flight somewhere. I love being able to jump on a plane and be somewhere new in a matter of hours. Most of the layouts I scrap are of travel photos from the trips - these are also my favorite pages to look back on.
This past November I took a trip to London to visit my best friend and we went to Madrid for the weekend. These are two of my favorite photos from the trip... a little breakfast outside on our last morning. For the layout I pulled out my Fiskars Squarely Sentimental stamps. Even though these stamps are more geared towards card making, I think they are perfect for using on layouts as well.
The squares and rustic designs reminded me a lot of architecture in Spain and I knew they would be great to use on the layout. I stamped one square in three rows to create my own small strip of patterned paper. I used the scalloped square along with my Fiskars Square-a-licious squeeze punch to create the title. The empty space in the middle of the square is a great match with some smaller rub-ons for a title. I also used a couple of the word stamps - explore and joy - to accent the page. The explore stamp was punched out with my Fiskars Square-a-licious squeeze punch and I stamped the tiny joy onto circles punched with my Fiskars Pop-Up punch.
I hope this gives you some ideas for combining the Fiskars Squarely Sentimental stamp set with your travel photos this year!
Instructions (Print version)
1. Use 12x12 white cardstock as the background for the page. Adhere piece of red cardstock to white background. Punch strip of Cosmo Cricket patterned paper with Scallop Sentiment border punch and adhere to the page. Add a strip of green cardstock and brads.