I used this weekend’s sketch for my  scrapbook page.

The page base is a 6″ x 6″ piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.

The designer paper from Always Artichoke Prints and Fall Flowers Pack were cut in 2 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ and 3 1/4″ x 2 7/8″ pieces and taped to the card base. The (long neglected) Argyle stamp from All in a Row was stamped in Chocolate Chip over all designer Paper edges.

I cut the photo down to  3 1/2″ x 5″ and layered it first on a 1/4″ bigger piece of Chocolate Chip, then Bashful Blue cardstock. The title is from Many Happy Returns and is stamped in Chocolate Chip on a 1 1/4″ Whisper White circle. That circle was layered first on a 1 3/8″ Chocolate Chip circle, then on a bashful blue scallop circle.

For my journaling I rounded one edge of a 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ strip of Whisper White with my 1″ circle punch. I added journaling with my Chocolate Chip marker and added two Pewter brads on the left hand side.

I know my scrapbook pages are very simple. But with only having a 6″ square space to work with, it’s hard to add a lot of stuff. I like the focus of my pages to be the photos I am scraping, not all the cool stuff I used to make it.

Click on More if you want to see how I cut up my Many Happy Return stamp set, or if you need a visual on how to use a circle punch to round an edge of a cardstock strip.


I bought wooden blocks to separate each word of the Many Happy Return stamp set from Corinne Somerville.The stamps won’t fit in the plastic case the set comes in. You will need a large stamp set container to hold them all. I love how many word choices I have now!

Sorry about the quality of the picture. I was holding the case lid up with my foot while taking the picture and didn’t quite hold still. I guess I should start doing some yoga exercises or something…


Using Circle punches to round edges of cardstock strips 

Cut your cardstock strip a tiny bit more narrow then the circle punch is wide.

Here I used a 7/8″ strip in a 1″ circle punch.

Slide one end of the strip into the punch from the top down.

Punch and the one end of the strip will be rounded.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

22 Responses to “Scrapbook Sunday #28”

  1. This is perfect! I absolutely love it! TFS hope you have a wonderful day! 🙂

  2. ok…and how genious to mount this stamp set this way! Wishing I had done the same! Just genious! TFS 😉

  3. What a perfect page, Beate! Just LOVE it!

  4. Your page is wonderful! I love how your DD’s shirt is almost an exact match to the paper you used – “simple” or not, it’s fabulous!

    Thanks for the tip on Many Happy Returns-super clever. Oh, and your work with the circle punch is GENIUS! 🙂

  5. Beautiful page! Love the colors and your sketch layout was perfect for this!

  6. Beate, this page is wonderful – the picture says it all!! The focus is just where it should be, and the accents are great!! This is a beautiful page, girl!!


  7. Very pretty page Beate.
    The pic is so beautiful.
    Have a nice day…:-) Bye, Silke

  8. Love your page, I find it difficult to work on 6×6 so it always floors me when your pages are stunning. I love the idea of splitting up all those sayings. Please share with us where you bought the wooden blocks to mount on. TIA Stacy

  9. What a gorgeous page and such beautiful colors!! It matches so well that wonderful photo!!

  10. Love your page, Beate!! What a happy picture! Love those pretty papers, and your journaling tab!

  11. Beautiful page. Love the colors. Thanks for the tip on the journaling tabl.

  12. Great page!

  13. For me, the simpler the scrapbook page, the better. My bias is that you are documenting what happened. If there’s too much other stuff on the page, the moment gets lost. I would like to become a better photographer, though. I think that makes a huge difference. Your photo is awesome. A sweet moment captured! Thanks for sharing with us.

  14. Wonderful page Beate! I love this layout!! Thanks for the tip on the stamp set…I JUST ordered it today! LOL…off to check with Corinne now 😉

  15. I love all of your scrapbook pages because they are clean and the focus is on the photos. I’m glad you don’t try to cram a bunch of stuff on the page ‘just because’. Your pictures are always great and it’s nice that the focus is on the memory and not the embellishments!

  16. I love your pages, I think they are perfect and maybe that is because you don’t distract from them with too many elements. This page truly conforms to the card sketch beautifully, I love the papers and the great photo. TFS. Happy Belated Birthday.

  17. What a sweet pic of your family, I think the LO ist perfect for it – and thanks so much for all the nice tips that you always share with us hugs&smiles

  18. Oooooh, that circle punch tip is fantastic!!!! Thank you!
    And your scrapbook page is gorgeous – I love the patchwork effect.

  19. I love your scrapbook page, and am totally with you on the aspect of keeping the focus on the photos. Beautiful photo – they all look so happy to be together. Thanks for the tips as well!

  20. Awesome scrap page!! The photo is fantastic and should take center stage!

  21. I love that your scrapbook pages focus on the photos—don’t get me wrong, I love embellishments, too, but I find your scrapbook pages just the right combination of great background, with the photo the primary item. I do enjoy seeing your ideas and reading about you & your family (I laughed right out loud when I read how you were holding the lid up with your toe and needed to do more yoga! 🙂 You are an amazing woman to do all you accomplish! I have (3) boys (ages 11, 5 and almost 2)—it is about all I can manage to glance at all the fabulous things you’re creating and dream about finding the time to do it myself. The older I get, the harder it is to have my alone time from 10pm to 2 am and still function the next morning!

  22. beate, i LOVE how simple your scrapbook pages are! i also prefer this size to the 12×12 version. too overwhelming to fill that much space! glad to see you had such a great time with rick while he was home. still praying for you and yours every time i visit your blog.

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