Halloween has passed, but that does not mean that the Winifred Alphabet Stamp has to sit on your shelf until next Halloween! Today, design team member Patricia Roebuck is with us to share how you can use this playful, yet modern alphabet to record a special moment in a traveler’s notebook! Let’s take a look!
I hope you have enjoyed working with the October 2019 Kit and add-ons as much as I have, especially the new Winifred Alphabet Stamp! The size is great for creating long titles, and the font has enough whimsy to it, but still has a clean, modern look to it as well. Today I am using it in my traveler’s notebook two ways: to create a title and to add to or accent my journaling by creating a collage.
Supplies | October 2019 Kit, October Print and Cut Labels, Autumn Puffy Stickers, Halloween Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Leaves, Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Winifred Alphabet Stamp, Everyday Tabs Stamp, Everyday Tabs Metal Die, Mini Dated Stamp
I first stamped the Winifred Alphabet Stamp letters onto plain, smooth white cardstock to heat emboss in black so I could then add watercolors over the stamping. Next I chose the A, B, and C to cut using the Everyday Tabs Metal Die because I wanted to combine those alphas with sentiments from the Everyday Tabs Stamp sentiments that went along with my photos and journaling.
I started with a separate piece of cardstock to use as the background to insert into my TN after the page is finished. I stacked and stitched October 2019 Kit tags along the right, trimmed, then took the leftovers and stacked and stitched them to the left, creating a nice collage. To add to that collage, I pulled in the ‘adventure,’ big smiles,’ and ‘celebrate’ sentiments from the Everyday Tabs Stamp to add in the same colors as the tags along the empty center of this page. Building on the collage, I stamped 1, 2, and 3 from the Winifred Alphabet Stamp for each row of color, and stitched both sets of my finished tabs, facing each other on the rows.
Once my page was finished, I adhered it to the left side of my TN. For the right side, I created directly onto the page: first, by placing my photos, then stamping “Be Brave” with the Winifred Alphabet Stamp in a light gray ink and the date in a dark gray ink for my title and to frame my photos. Repeating the colors from the left side, I also used the October Print and Cut Labels to type my journaling and adhere with dimensional adhesive.
To continue repeating the left side design and colors, I trimmed the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack in shades of orange and added stitching to create a mat for my second photo. After adding a few coordinating colors of die cuts from the October 2019 Kit, I then finished the left side with a few choice Autumn and Halloween Puffy Stickers and a Wood Veneer Leaf.
Two ways to use the Winifred Alphabet Stamp: add a title and date using two different shades of the same ink color; or accent your journaling by creating a collage along with the Everyday Tabs Stamp and Metal Die. I hope you give this a try on your next project!