We have something new for you on the blog today! Simple to stupendous shows you ways of how to take your scrapbook pages to the next level. Stacy Cohen has brought this stunning page with her before and after steps on how she made her simple page stupendous.
Whether your scrapping style is “Clean and Simple”, “Shabby Chic”, or something altogether different, Prima’s beautiful products can be incorporated into any style of scrapbooking.
Personally, I don’t have a single set-in-stone scrapbooking style. To keep things interesting for myself, I like to play around with different styles. Some of my pages are very simple with minimal embellishments, and others are filled with techniques and lots of lush Prima products. Today I’m going to show you two versions of a layout I created. The first version is very simple. On the second version I took it up a notch by adding more techniques and embellishments.
Here is the first version. Pretty simple, huh?
I created a quick and easy base for the photo by punching squares from the Songbird collection papers. One of these papers is the Songbird “Collage” paper. The beauty of this particular paper is that it has a collage of different patterns on one side, so I was able to get a variety of punched squares using just this one piece of paper. I kept the rest of the page pretty simple as well I used a minimal amount of flowers (just enough to “pretty up” the page a bit), added my title, and then I hand-wrote my journaling on a doily. This is a page that could easily be completed in half an hour and with minimal supplies.
Here is the second version.
As you can see, there’s a lot more going on here. I added more embellishments and details. For example, I beefed up my cluster of flowers and embellishments. I added some details, like machine stitching around the page and tiny drops of Liquid Pearls (by Ranger) around the center section.
Instead of a simple punched square design, I added a more eye-catching patchwork design adorned with pearls.
You can learn how to do this cool paper quilting technique here: Davinie’s quilting tutorial
To add a bit of sparkle and pizazz to my embellishment clusters, I coated some of the flowers and the butterfly with translucent white glitter.
Granted, this second version might still be considered fairly “simple” by some standards, but it’s stepped up just enough to give it that extra floral lushness that Prima is known for.
Supplies (not all of these were used on the first version):
- 844059 Songbird “Lineage”
- 844011 Songbird “Collage”
- 844080 Songbird “Title-it”
- 547189 Parfait Collection Blush
- 555306 Songbird Chipboard
- 554828 Songbird Chipboard Stickers
- 550066 Alphabet Stickers
- 555382 Alphabet Stickers
- 555597 Songbird Essential Flowers
- 555597 Lucerne Songbird Flowers
- 555573 Charme Rose Songbird Flowers
- 557157 Tivona Rose
- 557645 Laraine Pearl White
- 556327 Velvet Rainbow Naturals
- 558253 Butterflies
- 300456 E-Line Pearls
BONUS: Are you a 2-page layout kind of gal? Here’s a 2-pager I did that incorporates the basic design of my 1-page layouts above.
You can see how easy it is to take a 1-page design and incorporate it into a 2-page layout!
I hope you enjoyed today’s post! Now tell us, what’s your usual scrapping style?