For CHA, I was lucky enough to get to play with one of the new Studio Calico mini albums! This is the 5x5 size, embossed with the alphabet…and I love it!
I was also lucky enough to play with a lot of Studio Calico’s newest stamps, including Silhouettes, My Happy, and Hooray.
I decided to make this album kind of a quote book of memories from my son’s first year (I write in a “one line a day” book for him every night and I used memories from that).
The first step for me was to come up with a common design that could be easily replicated throughout the book. I decided to use the circle word stamp from the Silhouettes stamps on each page, and then use a different stamp within the circle.
Next, I picked out the stamps I would use in the middle of the circle stamp.
Then I stamped the circle stamp on about 40 pages in different ink colors.
Next, I picked out complementary patterned paper to act as filler pages in the album.
Then I stamped the image in the middle of the circle stamp.
Then I misted the covers of the album.
I repeated the circle stamp with a stamp in the middle on the back cover.
Then on the cover, I used one of Studio Calico’s wood veneer alphabets, and the “note” sticker from the new Scrap Pads.
Finally, I took the pages and wrote down the memories!
Supplies: Classic Scrap Pads, Hooray Stamps, 5x5 Journal Kit (Alpha Pattern Embossed), Silhouettes Stamps, My Happy Stamps, Classic Calico Woodgrain One paper, Classic Calico Dot One paper, Classic Calico Folio paper.