Hello everyone! Welcome to this month's blog bounce!
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Our theme this month is "_____ Blooms", using some products from the Making Memories Dilly Dally line. I decided to showcase my favorite insect - the butterfly. Butterflies always remind me that change is inevitable, yet can be a good thing. Butterflies instill hope within me, and allow it to "bloom", if you will. :)
I used this sketch here by Becky Fleck, punching my patterned paper into scalloped squares, and sewing grid lines to complete my arrangement. I added a couple of border strips from the Ice Cream Parlor DSP & Quick Accents Pack (retired, from Sale-a-bration 2011), then sewed around the perimeter of the layout.
To create my title, I inked the chipboard letters with Whisper White Craft ink, then covered them with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heated the powder to melt. I repeated this a couple times to give the letters a nice and smooth look. "In Bloom" is a rub-on, as is the journaling section.
The Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon was gathered by pulling a thread in the middle of the ribbon, then sewed onto the layout.
Don't you love the pink butterfly? It's a sneak peek of the Strength & Hope stamp set (also contains the words below the journaling and the "H-hope" in the circle on the left of the layout), which will be available in the Summer Mini Catalog on May 1st. Stampin' Up! is donating $2 of each purchase of the Strength & Hope stamp set or digital kit to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a wonderful way to help make a difference.
"hope in bloom" scrapbook page supplies:
All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Strength & Hope (available May 1st)
Ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Whisper White Craft ink
Paper: Whisper White cardstock, Botanical Gazette and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper, Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper & Quick Accents Pack; other patterned paper [Making Memories]
Accessories/Tools: Alphabet Soup Chipboard, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons, Brights Designer Buttons, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Fleurettes II Accents & Elements, Pearl Basic Jewels, Early Espresso Baker's Twine (available May 1st), Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, 1-1/4" Circle and Scallop Square Punches, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Big Shot, sewing machine and kraft thread; rub-ons, fabric flower, and plastic flower [Making Memories]