Today I want to share a kind of stamping I don’t do nearly enough: on photos and in my scrapbooks. For 2016 my scrapbooking basically didn’t happen. In order to get some stories told while I remember them and have an album made I’ve decided on simple. Pocket pages that I filled (over the course of two evenings as I sat in bed enjoying TV shows) and now just need to add embellishments + stories as I have time.
I’m featuring a few sets from Sweet Stamp Shop – a California based stamp company that is new to me and so fabulous. You can win some of their great products – stay tuned for that opportunity later in this post. There are many ways you can stamp onto photos (and scrapbook pages) including:
- stamp onto cardstock or sticker, then add to page
- stamp directly onto photo
- stamp and heat emboss directly on photo
- stamp at the corner or edge of a journaling card
- on top of letter stickers (for title)
- as background/subtle accents
In short, there are MANY ways! I’ve created a YouTube video – it’s a bit of a long one but this is a topic I really wanted to dive into for those of you who want detailed info and ideas. You’ll hear about my 2016 scrapbooking plan a bit as well as seeing stamping in action.
The challenge today (should you want one) is to stamp in some way you don’t normally. I’ve not embossed on a photo in a really long time and I had a lot of fun doing so.
One thing I touch on in the video is stamping with images “where do I put that”. I believe you should treat all craft supplies the same. What I mean is, if for example you’ve got a cute little trailer… you can treat it with the same general “rules” if it’s a rub-on, stamp, sticker, or die cut. It’s a shape and you want to see it in some general place or area. So place it there. Now you may want to color or alter it in some way first – but I encourage you to stamp outside the box and see all the potential in your supplies.
Speaking of potential – I see so much for the stamps, stickers, dies, and more that this sweet little company makes! I have a whole lot of ideas and I know you’ll be seeing more of their stamps in use with me.
I’d like to thank Sweet Stamp Shop for supporting Camp Scrap – and for providing a prize to share!
These great stamps (and stickers and dies!) could be yours. Simply leave a comment on this post for your chance to win! A winner will be randomly drawn from the comments and announced on the final Camp Scrap roundup post. Good luck – and thank you again to Sweet Stamp Shop!