Lay it Out with Best Route for OSAT Blog Hop

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This month on the OSAT Blog Hop, we are featuring scrapbook page layouts. I think a lot of people think of Stampin’ Up! products as only for card making. Of course, they do make amazing cards, but they can also be used for scrapbooking, or memory keeping. I’ve used the Best Route suite to create a scrapbook page and coordinating cards .

I spent last weekend in Minnesota with some dear friends. We live all over the US and we get together every June for a long crafting weekend. We take turns hosting, and this time it was Christine’s turn, who lives in Minnesota. She found a lovely old house by a lake, and it has a big craft room with lots of tables and chairs. The peonies were blooming in abundance. And we had some amazing food. The onion straws at the 5-8 Club were delicious, as were the Juicy Lucys!

Here’s what I made:

Best Route scrapbook page and cards for the OSAT Blog Hop. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Best Route cards for the OSAT Blog Hop. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Best Route cards for the OSAT Blog Hop. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Best Route scrapbook page for the OSAT Blog Hop. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here you can see the enamel shapes. I used the blue arrows with the journaling to point toward the photos. And each photo has a map marker. 

Best Route scrapbook page for the OSAT Blog Hop. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

You can also see that my handwriting is turning into an old lady’s scrawl! It has a lot of angles and points where it used to be more rounded, which is indicative of arthritis. Just FYI.

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Blueberry Bushel card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Best Route Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (2 different patterns), then both pieces cut in half diagonally from corner to corner
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Blueberry Bushel CS cut to 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (2 pieces)
  • Blueberry Bushel CS cut to 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 2-7/8″ x 3-5/8″
  • Blueberry Bushel CS cut to 3-1/8″ x 3-7/8″

Stamped with the En Route stamp set:

  • sign post in Mango Melody ink onto the 2-7/8″ x 3-5/8″ Whisper White CS
  • sign post in Blueberry Bushel ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • airplane in Mango Melody ink onto the 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits:

  • Blueberry Bushel sign post
  • a scrap of Mango Melody CS
  • a scrap of Blueberry Bushel CS

Die cut using the Large Letters Framelits:

  • “FLOWERS FOOD & FRIENDS” from Blueberry Bushel CS

Assembled the card:

  • card base folded along the score line and burnished with a Bone Folder
  • half of each of the two diagonally cut DSP patterns glued onto the front of the card base
  • largest die cut oval (Blueberry Bushel CS) glued onto the center of the DSP
  • middle size die cut oval (Mango Melody CS) glued onto the Blueberry Bushel CS oval
  • stamped oval glued onto the Mango Melody CS oval
  • tied a tiny bow with Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon and adhered it to the stamped oval using a mini glue dot
  • 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Assembled the page:

  • adhered the two 4″ x 4″ photos onto the two 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ pieces of Blueberry Bushel CS using Snail
  • adhered the 6″ x 4″ photo onto the 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Blueberry Bushel CS using Snail
  • adhered the 2-7/8″ x 3-5/8″ piece of Whisper White CS (with Mango Melody sign post) onto the 3-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ piece of Blueberry Bushel CS
  • adhered the three photos, the stamped journaling piece, and all the letters as shown onto a 12″ x 12″ piece of the DSP using Snail
  • applied Best Route enamel shapes: one onto each photo, and three onto the journaling piece

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Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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