Cape May Projects – 6X6 Scrapbooks In An Hour

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Jan 21, 2007 in Crafts, Scrapbooks |

I finally finished all the sample projects for my classes next weekend at Crop Classix!

I’ll be teaching a class where we’ll make 6X6 scrapbooks in about an hour (the template was in my last post).

I thought I’d post some photos to help with the template (plus, I can point my students here after the class is over for step-by-step instructions). :)
First, find a 6X6 album that you like. There are so many out there – everything from plain and simple to fancy and elegant.

Here’s one I found from K & Company at Michaels for $5 (after I used my 40% off coupon):

Next, pick your stamp set and colors. I decided to use the Roses in Winter stamp set with Mellow Moss, Cranberry Crisp and Blush Blossom (I wouldn’t go with more than 3 colors – it tends to get too busy). My background pages will be Mellow Moss – you’ll need 5 sheets of 12X12 cardstock. Stamp a design on each piece of cardstock to act as a background – here’s mine:

Then cut each 12X12 sheets into 4 6X6 pages – there will be 20 in all.

Next, choose either Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock and stamp a design in your three colors such that you cover the entire sheet. Try not to leave any white spaces. Here’s mine:

Then cut that piece according to the template in my previous post – here are all the pieces:

Next, take the pieces and arrange them on the 6X6 pages as shown on the first page of the template. You’ll end up with 2 blank pages for the front and back pages and 18 decorated pages ready to add your photos – here are two of my finished pages for this project inserted into the album:

You can refer to my previous post to see finished pages with photos, titles and journaling.

I decided to offer 4 different designs for the class – each person can choose the theme they would like to make during the class.

First is the sample in my previous post done with the Wild About You stamp set:

Then is the sample I just showed with Roses in Winter:

Then I’m also going to offer a vacation-beach theme with Balmy Breezes:

And finally, a sort of neutral theme with Artfully Asian – I started playing with this one in Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy and Old Olive and really liked how it turned out:

Here are some more pages in a plain navy blue 6X6 scrapbook I found on sale:

I’m also going to bring a few other samples done on little 6X6 books I found on clearance at Michaels for a dollar – here’s one:

Then I did the inside pages with Night of Navy, YoYo Yellow and Ballet Blue (I didn’t make any background pages – I just adhered the stamped and cut pieces right to the pages in the book) using the new Doodle This stamp set:

Then I found another on clearance as well:

And did another variation – instead of stamping a neutral piece, I stamped on YoYo Yellow cardstock with Real Red, Perfect Plum and Only Orange using Little Pieces like this:

I think these make great little gifts for baby showers, birthday parties, etc – all the recipient has to do is to put the photos right inside and add a little journaling. And since you’re using stamps, they can be any theme and any color you’d like!

So…now that I have those done, I have to work on some make-and-takes for the weekend as well as a door prize…let’s see if I can get them done today too…

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