Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Gramercy Road | Scrapbook Together

I’m on the One Little Bird blog today with a 2-page layout using the beautiful Gramercy Road collection that Peppermint designed for Gossamer Blue!  Believe it or not, this is actually my first 8.5x11 2-pager.  I've always wanted to do 8.5x11 pages because it's awesome for printing journaling and digital elements on the background.  I finally got to do it and I'm thrilled with how it turned out!


Yes, this is a two-page scrapbook layout about earlier this year when Peppermint came to visit me in San Diego and we finally got to scrapbook together!  This was the sixth time we have seen each other, but we’ve never actually scrapbooked together before.  If you’ve listened to The Digi Show in the past, you have probably heard the story of how Peppermint & I met online in digital scrapbooking forums in 2008.  We’ve been friends ever since.  When I was thinking about my next project using Gramercy Road, I thought it was fitting that I use a collection that Peppermint designed to document the story of our first time scrapbooking together.

Gramercy Road has beautiful A and B side papers.  I used the B-side of Cedar Creek paper as the background for the left side of my page.  I also love all the tags in the collection and love to use them for layering on my pages.  Another favorite of mine are the die cut ephemera pack.  I love all the little bits in there for layering around my photo.


Every time I make a layout with Gramercy Road, I have to use the rose foil alphabet stickers.  They are so shiny and beautiful, it’s hard to resist!  For both of my pages, I put the alphabet stickers on vellum first, then I sewed the whole piece down onto the page with my sewing machine.


I used one of the skinny labels to tie my two pages together.  I added a date stamp, a punched out star, a camera from the die cut ephemera pack, and an enamel dot to pretty up the label.


I typed up my journaling in Photoshop, then I printed it out onto my white cardstock background for the right-side page.  This is definitely an advantage of making 8.5×11 pages, since I don’t have a wide-format printer that can print on 12×12 cardstock.


I kept it simple on the right side so that the focus is on the photo.  I stapled the “I love this one” word strip to the photo, and adhered the “Yes Please” circle to the top of the photo with foam adhesive so it’s popped up.  They are both from the die cut ephemera pack.



I can tell you that after making two 12×12 pages and two 8.5×11 pages with Gramercy Road, I love it more than ever.  I love creating with the collection!  It is so versatile and everything works so beautifully together.

If you love Gramercy Road too, you can pick it up at the Paper Issues store for 20% off with my code LISTGIRL!  Code is good for your entire purchase of anything in the store.  :-)



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