Scraptastic Design Concepts

July 2013: Rock Lobster

Main kit

Add-on

Stamp Set

*All paper, embellishments and stamp products are included in the featured monthly main and add-on kits. Additional supplies such as white cardstock for optional photo matting, inks, mists, staples, punches, journaling pens, machine and hand stitching may be used to further embellish the layouts.
July 2013 Rock Lobster Main Kit and Add-on Layouts By: Melanie Stanczyk

Layout 1:

Page 1 Instructions:

12 x 12 teal cardstock for the background. Use the ledger side of the Simple Stories Red Boardwalk pattern paper, trim to 11.5 x 11.5 inches. Ink the edges and center on the teal cardstock, leaving about ¼ inch on each side. July 2013 Rock Lobster Main Kit and Add-on Layouts By: Melanie Stanczyk

Trim the Crate Paper Sunscreen pattern paper to 10 x 9, ink the edges and adhere 1.25” from the top and 1.25” from the left and right sides. Cut a 2.5 x 11.5 strip of the Simple Stories Day Dream pattern paper from the bottom portion of the paper. Trim off the extra between the row of hearts and the bottom edge. Ink the edges and adhere it flush with the bottom edge of the Sunscreen pattern paper. Cover the seam with the 12 x 12 heart border sticker from the Simple Stories sticker sheet.

Add the title, “Bucket List for Summer” using the red Jenni Bowlin alphabet stickers and the summer sticker set from the Simple Stories sticker sheet. The last letter in summer (the r) is 1” from the right edge of the cardstock. It’s easiest to work your way backwards to make sure of proper placement. The top cluster of embellishments:

Cut the red summer bingo card from the Simple Stories Bingo Card pattern paper, adhere it about 1” from the left edge at a slight slant. Trim the numbered journaling card from the Simple Stories journaling card pattern paper. You can use a paper punch and ruffle up the edge to further embellish the journaling card which gives it the look of torn paper, ink the edges. Add the coordinating sticker (that matches the journaling card) from the Simple Stories sticker sheet on the bottom edge of the journaling card. The numbers on the journaling card correspond to the number stickers on the next page. Add journaling to match the pictures. Cut the “Snapshot Details:” cutout from the Elle's Studio Saltwater Cutout sheet, ink the edges and adhere over the bingo card. Adhere the “hello SUNSHINE” embellishment from the Simple Stories Decorative Brads. Remove the brad and add the popsicle flair in its place. Put the “HAPPINESS” sticker on the bingo card under the summer heading. Embellish with a few brads. Cut 2 white photo mattes from white cardstock (not included in the kit) to 4.25 x 6.25, ink the edges and center photos. Adhere them to the page at a slight slant and overlapping on the inside lower edge. Tuck the picture on the right slighty under the heart border to “ground” the picture to the layout. July 2013 Rock Lobster Main Kit and Add-on Layouts By: Melanie Stanczyk

Page 2 Instructions:

This page was done using a Photo Freedom page protector with the 4 x 6 vertical photo openings. These page protectors are not necessarily for Project Life, they are great for adding many photos or memorabilia to a page. If you don’t have any, not to worry, just use a 12 x12 sheet of cardstock and adhere your pictures as shown. This embellishment cluster card is 4 x 6 inches:

Cut a piece of teal cardstock to 4 x 6. Cut a 3.75 x 5.75 piece of the Simple Stories Day Dream pattern paper. Make sure the “I Heart Summer” title is in the upper left edge. Ink the edges and center on the cardstock. Add the Summer Snapshots journaling card, ink the edges. Attach a couple brads (this will help the page coordinate with page 1.) Adhere or staple the “memories recorded by” label from the Elle's Studio Saltwater Cutouts on the lower left edge. Make sure you sign you name on the label!

July 2013 Rock Lobster Main Kit and Add-on Layouts By: Melanie Stanczyk

Layout 2: Make a Splash

Instructions:
12 x 12 Teal Boardwalk pattern paper from Simple Stories for the background. Trim the 4 shades of blue/green from the Crate Paper Carousel pattern paper. Adhere to the bottom edge of the Teal Boardwalk paper. Cut 4 - 3.25 x 5.25 white pieces of cardstock, ink the edges*. Place the first white cardstock matte on the left edge of the layout 1.75 inches from the top edge. Layer as shown with the cloud stickers and sun. The big cloud is cut from one of the Simple Stories journaling cards. Ink the edges of the clouds for more definition. Place a white cardstock matte on the right edge, about 2.25 inches from the bottom of the layout. Place the horizontal white cardstock matte about 2 inches from the bottom and 3.25 inches from the right edge of the layout. Slightly overlap the other photo matte. Add your pictures. Cut the “Just keep swimming” Simple Stories journaling card and adhere, leaving 1/8 inch on the left, right and upper edges of the photo matte. Tuck the remaining white area of cardstock under the other two photos. Adhere the “Make a Splash” Silhouette diecut behind the “just keep swimming” card. Layer the red “Live it Up!” Ormolu Pennant. Finish embellishing as shown. The “beach” arrow is from the Simple Stories sticker sheet and the “fun” arrow is from the Simple Stories brad set. Add pop dots to give the arrows and the fish dimension. Cut the green border label from the Elle's Studio Saltwater Cutouts to add a title on the page, adhere or staple to the layout. About 5-6 letters from the Jenni Bowlin red alphabet stickers fit on the label. I used the word “swim” and added 2 of the colored < shapes.

*The teal ink used is Versa Magic Turquoise Gem

July 2013 Rock Lobster Main Kit and Add-on Layouts By: Melanie Stanczyk

Layout 3: A Day at the Beach

Page 1 Instructions:

Instructions:
Use 2 sheets of the cream 12 x 12 cardstock as the background for the layout. July 2013 Rock Lobster Main Kit and Add-on Layouts By: Melanie Stanczyk

Cut a 4 x 12 inch piece of the wood grain Crate Paper Décor paper (leave the remaining 8 x 12 piece for page 2 of the layout)

Ink the edges of the wood grain paper and place it down the center of the cream cardstock, leaving 4 inches on each side for the photos. You will not need photo mattes if using 4 x 6 pictures.

It’s easier to start in the middle with the scalloped border and work your way up or down to keep things centered. Place the scalloped border through the middle of the wood grain paper. Use the colored border sticker from the Crate Paper Borders and Labels sticker sheet. Trim three of the circles off the end and center it on the scalloped border. Place pop-dots under the “Splish Splash” circle sticker and adhere on the left edge of the scalloped border sticker. Place the title using the teal alphabet stickers around ½” from the top of the page. Add the “Here comes the sun” brad embellishment slightly behind the beginning of the title.

Add the flip flop stickers. July 2013 Rock Lobster Main Kit and Add-on Layouts By: Melanie Stanczyk

The journaling area: Cut a 3 x 5 piece of red cardstock and layer with a 2.75 x 4.75 piece of white cardstock, ink the edges. Embellish as shown using stickers and cutout pieces from the Elle’s Studio Saltwater Cutout sheet. The phrase, “this is how we roll” is a stamped image from this month’s coordinating stamp set.

Add 4 - 4 x 6 vertical photos to the page (photo mattes are not needed, only shown for design purpose) Once the picture is adhered to the page, add some fun embellishment stickers to the pictures as subtitles. Use pop-dots under the stickers for added dimension.

July 2013 Rock Lobster Main Kit and Add-on Layouts By: Melanie Stanczyk

Page 2 Instructions:

Adhere the 8 x 12 wood grain pattern paper to the bottom edge of the cream cardstock. Cut a 2 x 12 inch strip of red cardstock, adhere 3 inches from the top of the layout. Center and adhere a 1.5 x 12 inch strip of the Heidi Swapp Lovey Dovey pink heart pattern paper. Ink the edges. Cut out 2 Simple Stories Bingo cards. I used “At the Beach” and “Sunshine” to keep the colors coordinating on the layouts. Adhere as shown. Add the “Here comes the sun” flair button on top of a Crate Paper Borders and Labels circle sticker and adhere to the center of the bingo card.

Add a 2.5 x 2.5 inch picture to the Elle’s Studio Saltwater Frame (I used the wood grain frame to coordinate with the layout, (There is a mix of frames that may vary from each kit.) The twine used is from a previous kit, don’t worry if you don’t h ave any, it’s optional. Add pop-dots to the frame and adhere ½ inch from the top and 1.5 inches from the right edge. Stick a tab sticker to add a date.

July 2013 Rock Lobster Main Kit and Add-on Layouts By: Melanie Stanczyk

Cut a 9 x 5.25 inch piece of white cardstock, ink the edges and center it on the wood grain piece of pattern paper. The white area on the sample is for 2 - 3 x 5 photos.

Cut the wave border sticker in half, place flush with the left and right edge of the white cardstock. Place an Elle’s Studio Saltwater Frame in the center of the white cardstock with a 2.5 x 2.5 picture. This will leave about 3 inches on each side of the frame for pictures. Embellish with the beach Bicycle sticker and the flag pole (use a pop-dot under the flag pole) and layer over the sticker.

Add a few of the Freckled Fawn Resin Stars on the frame. For added interest use the yellow “Sunshine” sticker over the printed sunshine word. Place the beach chair and umbrella sticker on the lower right edge of the layout. Cut the sand pile part off the bottom of the umbrella, place the umbrella behind the chair slightly coming off the page, and trim off the extra. Place the sand pile sticker in front of the chair.

July 2013 Rock Lobster Main Kit and Add-on Layouts By: Melanie Stanczyk

Layout 4: I Love Summer

Instructions:
Use the red 12 x 12 cardstock as the background. Trim the Maggie Holmes Crate Paper Aperture paper to 11.25 x 9. Ink the edges and adhere 2.75 inches from the top, which leaves about 1/8 inch on the bottom and ¼ inch on each side. Place the Simple Stories black arrow border sticker across the seam. Embellish the top portion as shown. Add pop-dots behind the hearts on the left edge. The idea is to slightly layer everything, but not overcrowd. This layout was based on a red, white and black color scheme adding a few colors here and there.

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July 2013 Rock Lobster Main Kit and Add-on Layouts By: Melanie Stanczyk

On the Happiness bingo card attach the “Outside fun in the hot, hot sun” cutout from the Elle's Studio Saltwater Cutout sheet. For added interest create a faux stitch by using a sharp tool (even a tack will work) and poke holes along the printed ‘stitched’ lines.

Place a brad though the hole on the “our day was spend here” sticker and adhere with a pop-dot.

Cut 3 - 4.25 x 6.25 white photo mattes, ink the edges and place over the pattern paper. (Photo mattes are not necessarily needed, they are personal preference. If you prefer not to use them, you don’t need to.) Add your pictures. Add the oval journaling sticker, embellish with a few word stickers and a piece of “washi tape” looking sticker.

Add 5 of the skinny arrow stickers, keeping them equally spaced apart and at different lengths. Trim off any extra.

July 2013 Rock Lobster Main Kit and Add-on Layouts By: Melanie Stanczyk

Contents

1 Sheet of Crate Paper Carousel 1 Sheet of Crate Paper Decor 1 Sheet of Crate Paper Sunscreen 1 Sheet of Maggie Holmes Aperture 1 Sheet of Simple Stories Daydream 1 Sheet of Simple Stories Red Boardwalk

1 Sheet of Simple Stories Fundamentals 1 Sheet of Jenni Bowlin Skinny Red Alphas 1 Sheet of Crate Paper Borders and Labels 1 Sheet of Exclusive Ormolu Pennants 2 Elle's Studio Saltwater Frames 3 Exclusive Ormolu Flair Badges Partial Package of Freckled Fawn Resin Stars 3 Amy Tangerine Clothespins 1 Scraptastic Club Make a Splash Tab 1 Scraptastic Club I {Heart} Summer Tab 1 Scraptastic Club Surf N' Sand Die Cut

2 Sheets of Bazzill Candy Necklace 2 Sheets of Bazzill Fire hearts 2 Sheets of Bazzill Sugar Cream

1 Sheet of Heidi Swapp Softness 1 Sheet of Heidi Swapp Lovey Dovey 1 Sheet of Simple Stories Bingo Cards 1 Sheet of Simple Stories Teal Boardwalk

1 Sheet of Simple Stories 3x4 Journaling Cards 1 Package of American Crafts Sketchbook Aqua Thickers 1 Sheet of Elle's Studio Saltwater Cutouts 1 Sheet of Elle's Studio Saltwater Vellum 1 Sheets of Crate Paper Cardstock Titles 1 Package of Simple Stories Decorative Brads

1 Sheet of Bazzill Blossom 1 Sheet of Bazzill Kraft

July 2013 Rock Lobster Main Kit and Add-on Layouts By: Melanie Stanczyk

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