One of the things I love about stamping is how much it has opened up the world of scrapbooking for me. I no longer have to search far and wide for paper that contains images just right for my pictures. I only have to pull out a piece of 12×12 cardstock, my stamps, and my craft ink.
Here is a scrapbook page I created for a Cardinals vs. Astros game my fiance and I went to:
Stamp set: Just Baseball
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red
Ink: Real Red Craft Ink
Extras: Basic Black Stampin Write Journaler
(all images © Stampin’ Up)
I had so much fun making this paper, and it was so simple. I took one stamp from the stamp set at a time, stamped it in real red craft ink, and stamped off the page until I got my desired look. I know some people don’t use craft ink in their scrapbooks, but I really can’t more highly recommend it. Yes, you have to put it aside to dry or get a heat tool to help it dry, but the craft ink is designed specifically for long lasting scrapbooks. I make up the time waiting for my ink to dry by working on my journaling during that period. I wanted to add something a little extra to my journaling box so I stamped a baseball in the corner and matted it in real red paper. I also matted the picture of my fiance and I in real red, because I wanted that to be the focal picture.
Stamps provide you with limitless options for your scrapbooks. You can make your own accents, journal boxes, and designer paper.