Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A "Vogue" Wedding

Thank you Club Scrap for asking me to be a guest blogger today…I’m so excited to be a part of this great community! I LOVE Club Scrap!

I just completed a wedding album for my son, Travis, and his bride, Laura. The album was a gift for their first Anniversary last week. I’m really happy with the way it turned out, so I thought I’d share a few pages with you. 

I used the Club Scrap Vogue kit from December, 2010 throughout the album. I had liked Vogue from the very beginning, so I ordered the Hearty Appetite version of the Vogue Club Scrap kit, along with both the JR and Club Stamp kit. That gave me a lot of spectacular stuff to work with. Because this is the third album that I’ve made from this kit, I was running a little short on some of the delicious printed papers. So, I decided I would make my own! Here's what I did:

  1. I made my own designs by arranging some of the smaller unmounted stamps on a CS acrylic block. 
  2. The images were stamped repeatedly onto the White Plain (trimmed to 8x8). To assure a random pattern, I started stamping off the edge of the upper left corner, then rotated the paper it in different directions until I filled the 8x8 sheet.
  3. I cut a portion of the 8x8 into strips of different widths, and punched squares from the rest of it. I was able to mix my "new" prints with the Black Translucent and other remnants I had left from the collection.

My first thought was to make an 8x8 album, but then my hubby printed out 2 more "sets" of pics, which gave me over 200 photos to work with! I already had twenty 8x8 pages made when I decided I had to change it to a 12x12 album. It was a challenge, but one that I happily accepted. 

This is one of the already finished 8x8 pages I adhered to the center of a 12x12 White Plain. I used a Cutapart in the upper right hand corner and stamped the quote in the lower left hand corner. I matted each photo with the textured White Plain from Vogue, and added just a hint of silver sparkle paper behind it to bring out the silver threading in Laura's dress.

This is a more "traditional" 12x12 page placed opposite the above layout in the album—I did that throughout to combine the 8x8s and 12x12s...I like the way it worked. 

I had a ton of reception photos that I wanted to include in the album but didn't want to 'scrap' each one. I found a page protector that holds five 4x6 photos—2 horizontal and 3 vertical with a 1 1/4" strip in the middle. I ended up using a 4x6 mat with a quote with a Vogue flourish in silver on each page, added photos to the rest of the slots.  In the end, I’m very happy with the way the album turned out. (Travis and Laura seemed to be pretty happy with it, too!)

Throughout the album-creating process, I experimented with using more than one stamp image at a time, and it got me thinking; what if tried it with word stamps, too—specifically Thank You stamps—from a variety of CS kits? I used the cool 8x8 ruler we got at last year’s Retreat as my "acrylic block", and I ended up making some fun Thank You cards using this method. 

Maybe this is something you’ve already thought of—or Tricia may have shown us this before and I just missed itbut I had a lot of fun ‘playing’ in my craft room with this ‘new to me’ technique…I hope you’ll give it a try!

Happy Crafting!
Cherryl Greene 


  1. Oh my Goodness, has it already been a year since Travis got married? Wow, time sure does fly! Great job on the album for them, Cherryl, thanks for sharing a few layouts!

  2. Cherryl, so happy to see you as the guest blogger! What a fantastic album this turned out to be! Love how you turned the 8x8 into a 12x12 in such a simple way. A treasured keepsake for the newlyweds!
    WOW, what a great idea to use different thank you stamps!! LOVE IT and it is new to me! I am definitely going to give it a try. :)

  3. Oooh, Cherryl! Love the mixed images! I hadn't thought of doing it with that many at once, but why not? It's another good reason to pull out that great 8x8 Club Scrap ruler we got in 2011!

  4. Cherryl, this is beautiful. I have also made a wedding album (for another bride named Laura) entirely from Vogue. It was a winter wedding and Vogue was just perfect. Thank you!


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