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Using Tiny Stamps to Make a Big Impact with Kira

October 21, 2017

Hey everyone!  Kira here with another 12×12 scrapbook layout.  Do y’all love autumn as much as I do?!  There is something about the cooler weather, the crisp fall colors and visiting pumpkin patches that speaks to my soul.

For this layout I wanted to scrap something that coordinates with the season, so I printed off this photo of my youngest son and I apple picking last year.  He was just a baby!!  And oh em gosh!  Those cheeks!

The idea for creating a wreath came to me when I first laid eyes on the #beautifulmess stamp set and saw that adorable wreath that’s included on there.  But it wasn’t quite big enough for what I was looking to do.  So I decided to create my own wreath.

I started by grabbing a large dinner plate from my kitchen and using that as the template for my wreath.  I didn’t want the wreath centered perfectly (partially for design aesthetic, partially because it would have driven me nuts if I wasn’t able to get it perfectly centered).  And I pulled out a few of the stamp sets that I thought might be good for creating a wreath design, first, the #beautifulmess stamp set and second, the Majestic AF stamp set.

Next, I picked out my stamp colors.  I recently made a large purchase of inks and upon receiving them, I stamped and then punched the stamped images out to keep each color organized.  This makes it much easier to coordinate colors when creating a project like this.  I wanted a non-traditional fall color scheme so I started with a pale aqua color and built my palette from there.

Then I started stamping.  I used a few of the tiny leaf designs and a floral design from the #beautifulmess stamp set, and a rose from the Majestic AF stamp set.  I started with the lightest color for my leaves, and gradually began building on top of it with darker elements.  It was easiest to work in a circular pattern while stamping, which kept my wreath symmetrical.

After my wreath was complete, I didn’t feel like it needed much more added to it, because I really wanted the wreath to be the focal point on my layout.  But I still needed a title.  I used the Block Party alphas to stamp my title on some hand cut banner shapes.  I went with the simple title of “Happy Autumn” and stamped in two of my accent ink colors.

I finished off the layout by adding foam behind my photo and the title, and stringing the title along some bakers twine to give it the look of a real banner.

You can watch my entire process here.

Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Kira


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1 comment

Samantha October 22, 2017 at 5:14 am

Love the idea – little stamps can definitely create a BIG punch! Its a fabulous layout…


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