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    Project: Change My Scrapbooking Life

    I like making scrapbook pages . . . but I only spend a few days a year doing it. And I take photos pretty much every day. Soooooo it doesn’t take a math genius to realize that I will never “catch up” on my scrapbooking.

    Ever since Stampin’ Up! announced its Project Life line, I’ve wondered if this might be a good solution for me. So this weekend, I put it to the test. I grabbed a stack of adorable photos from fall 2007 (I mentioned that I’m behind, right?) and Stampin’ Up!’s Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack and Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection. I sat down and started playing . . . and in about half an hour I had an adorable layout that I am super proud of!


    Here’s how it works

    1. Choose up to 10 photos for a layout.
    2. Pick page protectors that will work for your photos.
    3. Lay photos on page protectors; add cards in the open spaces. (I waited until I liked how they were arranged before sliding everything in.)
    4. Journal and accessorize!

    Will I do this again? Absolutely! And I’ll be even faster next time. Now I could complete three or four layouts an hour.


    I left my work station ready for this weekend. I left the lid off of my card pack and just put my stack of photos inside. Everything is safe and ready for me to come back to. And now that I know the system, I may even finish up my 2007 album this way.

    One thing I am excited about is that these pages can go right in to my existing album, mixed in with my traditional scrapbook pages. They all fit in the same 12" x 12" binder.

    Who else is a Project Life newbie? What tips do you have for me?

    Happy memory keeping!

    Brandi B.
    Curriculum Developer & Trainer

    Supply List:
    Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack (item # 135832)
    Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection (item # 135830)

    Love Project Life? Click here to enter the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! giveaway!





    December Wonder

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    No matter your project, the new Project Life December Wonder Stamp Set is fun to use! I love all of the elements and words in this set. The combination of word and images also makes this set really versatile.

    One thing I love to do when I create is to infuse some non-traditional Christmas colors for a really unique look.  The colors I used on these projects are: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, and Whisper White. What do you think of rich purple as a Christmas color? I like it!

    I hope you’ve had a chance to look at all of the fun new things offered in our holiday supplement. Don’t miss these additional holiday items!

    Jen C.
    Concept Artist

    Supply List

    Project Life December Wonder Stamp Set (item # 136562)

    Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad (item # 133642)

    Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Pad (item # 133644)

    Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad (item # 131180)

    Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (item #131181)

    Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad (item # 101731)


    • Sarah Sagert

      Oct 30

      I love these, Jen! Such a great colour combo :)


    Weekly Deals

    We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!


    Regals Designer Buttons Item # 130029
    Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
    Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

    Large Scallop Edgelits Die Item # 127019
    Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
    Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

    Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch Item # 119275
    Regular Price: $15.95 US/$20.95 CAN
    Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$15.71 CAN

    Blue Ribbon Wood Stamp Set Item # 131964
    Regular Price: $28.95 US/$35.95 CAN
    Discounted Price: $21.71 US/$26.96 CAN

    Word Bubbles Framelits Die Item # 132968
    Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
    Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

    1/16" Circle Handheld Punch Item # 134363
    Regular Price: $8.95 US/$11.95 CAN
    Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.96 CAN

    Autumn Traditions Kit - Digital Download Item # 127600
    Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
    Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN



    • Hello Ladies

      Oct 30

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    Pretty Packages

    I love giving gifts in pretty packages! It is definitely one of my trademarks. I love to present a gift to someone and watch their face light up when they see how pretty the packaging is! It’s like another gift in and of itself.

    Christmas is the perfect time to create some pretty packages! I decided to go with a Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Gold color combo. Yes—that’s right! Mix your whites and creams! You can achieve a layered look with your projects simply by using those two colors together.

    SU Blog Post - Oct - Sarah Sagert_crb#1 Photo - Collection - Sarah Sagert

    SU Blog Post - Oct - Sarah Sagert_crb#2 Photo - Takeout Box - Sarah Sagert

    The Takeout Boxes are darling! They are the perfect size for a small gift or box of yummy treats. I used the White Filter Paper to create a belly band around the box. I scrunched it up and sewed it down the middle to keep it gathered. I added some interest to my star die cut by using the Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack to outline a few stars within the shape. This is an easy way to add detail.

    SU Blog Post - Oct - Sarah Sagert_crb#3 Photo - Gift Card Box - Sarah Sagert

    I used the Gift Card Enclosure Pack to create a little box. This technique was demonstrated to us at convention. Simply brilliant!! You score at 1/2" from the original score line along three sides. Secure the flaps using Sticky Strip and add a belly band to help contain your goodies. I used the Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls for my belly band. I LOVE these paper rolls! The quality is excellent—much thicker than I thought they would be.

    SU Blog Post - Oct - Sarah Sagert_crb#4 Photo -Gift Card Box Side - Sarah Sagert

    SU Blog Post - Oct - Sarah Sagert_crb#5 Photo - Gift Card Envelope - Sarah Sagert 

    My last pretty package was created using the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Die. This die creates the perfect little enclosure for a gift card. I used the Kraft Cardstock for my base and then I began creating a pretty belly band using the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper to keep it closed. The belly band simply slides on and off. 

    SU Blog Post - Oct - Sarah Sagert_crb#6 Photo - Gift Card Envelope Detail - Sarah Sagert

    I love using the Kraft color as a base for my projects—especially for pretty packages!

    Sarah Sagert
    2014–2015 Artisan Design Team

    Supply List:

    Takeout Boxes (item # 135827)

    White Filter Paper (item # 129393)

    Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack (item # 133778)

    Gift Card Enclosure Pack (item # 136662)

    Sticky Strip (item # 104294)

    Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls (item # 135828)

    Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies (item # 135854)

    Kraft Cardstock (item # 133674)

    Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper (item # 133704)


    • Carol Bowen Goodall

      Oct 30

      Very pretty Sarah, love the colours !

    • Michele Zygmunt

      Oct 30

      Love these projects!