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April 2008

Scrappy Thurs - Apr Project, Paperbag Scrapbook Tutorial

My Scrappy Thursday Club meeting got snowed out a couple of weeks ago.  About half braved the weather and made it!  Yeah!  For the rest - I put together a tutorial.  The paperbag scrapbook has been around for several years.  It was the first project I did for scrapbookers at least 3 years ago.  That year - I made them for everyone!  Well it's time for a comeback.  So here goes...

Paperbag Scrapbook


  • 2 or more paperbags
  • 1/8" hole punch
  • Round Tab Punch
  • My Way Punch
  • Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Old Olive PolyTwill (from Occasions Mini)
  • Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper (from Occasions Mini)
  • Old Olive, Bashful Blue Cardstock
  • Die Cut Blooms (from Occasions Mini)
  • Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (from Occasions Mini)
  • Tart & Tangy Stamp Set (from Occasions Mini)
  • Wonderful Favorites Stamp Set
  • Fundamental Phrases Stamp Set
  • Basic Black & Only Orange Ink
  • Stapler



Here's all of the pieces you will have in your pack.  The DSP is all from 1/2 sheet of "Summer Picnic".  Separate them by their sizes and assembling the paperbag scrapbook will go easier.


Fold your bags in half and stamp as desired


Add your largest piece of Whisper White to the left side of a bag.  Notice that the white is on the "inside of the butt" of the bag.  Just fold that flap back on itself, then adhere the white piece to it.  Fold back to it's orginal position - like shown in next photo.  The intent was to provide "hidden" space for journaling.


Stack bags on top of each other - alternating the ends that open.


Punch a hole along the spine - one from each end (going thru both bags).  Feed ribbon through to the front.


Tie ribbon into a bow on the spine of your paperbag scrapbook album


Stamp title


Attach "Family" to underneath Old Olive - creating a "Levi" tag.  You know - like your jeans.


Finish assembling your cover to look like this


Inside left page


Inside right page


Right center page.  Tip - notice the placement of the Die Cut flower, so the flower bend when you flip open the secret journaling flap


Last two pages


View from back of paperbag scrapbook album with "tuck-in" pages pulled out.  These "tuck-in" pages go into the openings of the two bags.  More room for pictures and journaling.


Front view with pages pulled out.  Ain't it cute?  Just add pictures of your "Wonderful Family"!



April Technique Tuesday #2 - Wheels

The second technique we tried our hands at was...Stampin' Around Wheels!  There are so many different uses for wheels.  But my favorite is for quick backgrounds.

This card features the easiest way to use a Stampin' Around your reading (left to right), but only diagonally.  Starting in the bottom left corner - wheel your image diagonally across the page.  Continue wheeling diagonally across the entire page, matching up the last image line.  What I like about wheeling this way're less likely to notice crooked stamping.


(c) Stampin' Up! 1990-2008

This card uses the Daisy Dash Wheel and Summer Picnic DSO.  The focal point flower is punched out from the Summer Picnic DSP - using the 1 3/8" Circle Punch.  The smaller flower is punched using the 3/4" punch.

The next card, featured using the wheel with the wheel guide.  Just place the wheel guide on your project, then use it as a straight line guide for your wheel.


(c) Stampin' Up! 1990-2008

This card used the "It's Beautiful" Wheel and the "Three for you" Punch kit.  Wild Wasabi with So Saffron color combo.


April Technique Tuesday #1 - Rub On's

I have an exclusive Technique Tuesday class each month for my Hedgehog Stamping club members and my demonstrators.  They make 2-3 projects for only $5.00.  These classes have become so popular, that I hold them on two nights.  The first Tuesday and Wednesday of the month.  You too can come - just join a Hedgehog Stamping club or join my demonstrator team. 

This month - we tried our hand at Rub-on's.

The biggest tip I can give you regarding Rub-on's is to staple the backing sheet to the rub-on sheet, then cut out only the image you want to use.

Everyone really liked the way this card turned out.


(c) Stampin' Up! 1990-2008

Stamps: Classic Backgrounds (retired), Full of Life #111500

Color:  Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, Brilliant Blue

Accessories:  Anchored Rub-on's, On Board Simon Upper Chipboard, Striped Real Red Ribbon


Stampin' Up! May Special - CHIPBOARD 25%

Stampers and Scrapbookers alike will love these specials!

Cutting Mat Combo

Purchase the Cutting Mat (101087 - $15.95) and get the Craft Knife FREE (102449 - $4.50 value)! 

Get On-Board with CHIPBOARD

25% off all chipboard with a $35 purchase of any SU product.  There is no limit to the number of discounted chipboard products you may purchase once the qualifying order of $35 has been reached.  Check out pages 178-179.

Item Number


25% off retail price


On Board Blossoms & Basics



On Board Ginormous Pieces



On Board Bitty Book



On Board 5″ x 5″ Art Journal



On Board Art Journal (5-3/4″ x 8-3/4″)



On Board Accents



On Board Lots of Letters



On Board Simon Upper



On Board Simon Lower



On Board Clipboard (13″ x 7-1/2″)



On Board Clipboard (9″ x 9″)



On Board Clipboard (4-1/2″ x 9″)



On Board Book Basics Large



On Board Book Basics Small


If you love chipboard, or have been eyeing it for is your time to stock up.  Contact me May 1st to place your order!


For you Hostesses!

This is one of the projects we made at my last Hostess/VIP appreciation event in January.  It's a great use of Designer Series Paper Scraps.  The greeting is from the All Holidays stamp set.  The Rhinestone brad was added for just the right touch of bling!

My Hostess/VIP events are held semi-annually.  They are my way of saying THANK-YOU to my party hostesses and club members for supporting me in my Stampin' Up! business.  If you would like to attend this special event - just schedule a party or join a club.  New clubs will be forming in a couple of months.  Contact me now to book a party or add your name to the waiting list for clubs (scrapbooking &/or stamping)



(c) Stampin' Up! 1990-2008

Supplies used:  All Holidays stamp set, Flowers for You DSP, Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac, Lg/Sm Oval Punches, Rhinestone Brads.  FYI - squares are 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"


Another Stampin' Up! Event...this time Milwaukee Regional

It seems like I just got back from my fabulous Stampin' Up! Bermuda cruise.  Oh yeah - I guess I did.  Now I'm off to another Stampin' Up! event.


I'm off to Milwaukee!  Each year Stampin' Up! takes their "show-on-the-road".  A thousand demonstrators meet for one day to get inspired, learn new techniques and business ideas, meet Shelli (SU founder) and of course...stamp!  Plus we get a free stamp set - us SU demonstrators will do almost anything for a free stamp set.  Include drive 6+ hrs! 

I'm looking forward to hanging out with four of my demonstrators.  For all of them - this will be there first larger scale Stampin' Up! event (like a mini convention). 

Of course, I'll be sharing when I get back.  However, I do have some important stamping deadlines to meet by May 1st.  So it will have to wait until after that.

Happy Stamping~Dawn

Stampin' Up! Bermuda Cruise - The "Wheel" Photo

I want one too!  Picture with the wheel, that is!

Ok -  so ever since I've seen pictures of demonstrators with the Stampin' Around Wheel...I've been keeping a lookout for a photo opportunity!  So image my delight...there it was on the Stampin' Up! Bermuda cruise!  Woohoo, I was so excited (you know's the little things.  Or should I say the "big" things?)

For those of you the know me...I hate to get my picture taken.  But come on...the larger-than-life Stampin' Around just gotta do it!


Ain't it fun?!

Thanks for indulging me,