Storyline Chapters – Heidi Swapp | Caroline Aston
Hi Magpies, this month I have been creating with the new Storyline Chapters collection from Heidi Swapp.
I was intrigued by this new collection as it includes a new style of album. The albums are 8×10” and there are three colours to choose from. The difference with these albums are, that they have a rod binding. Instead of using page protectors, they are designed to hold up to nine insert books, similar to a traveler’s notebook. There are currently three different sets of the insert books available, The Scrapbooker, The Journaller and The Planner, which all have different pages. I have the Journaller set, which includes one with blank pages, a grid and a dot grid book. I love creating in traveler’s notebooks, however I sometimes find them a little bit too small. These are a great alternative if you want something a bit bigger, but maybe not a full 12×12” album.
The collection includes 12×12”papers, a 6×8” Paper Pad and three 7.5×9.5” Project Pads which include both papers and stickers. So there is lots to choose from, no matter what size you like to create at. There are also lots of embellishments in the collection too, including sticker books, stamps and ephemera.
For my first page I chose papers from the The Journaller Project Pad. I loved the Sunnyside Paper so started with a strip of the gorgeous rainbow watercolour stripe. Placing it vertically towards the left of the page. Next, I matted my 3×4” photo first onto white card. Then onto the pink diagonal pattern from the B-side of the Daily Dose Paper. Placing it almost central on the top half of my page.
I then moved on to my embellishment. Using stickers from both the product pad and The Planner – Mini Sticker Book. There are some fab versatile stickers in this collection, some clear and some with a white cardstock background. I backed the ones I chose to use onto white card first. Which meant that I could move them around on my layout, without having to commit straight away.
I decided to use some stamps as part of my embellishment as well. Elle’s Studio have some great new stamps sets, including their new Labels Stamp Set, which has a matching Metal Die Set. I use labels a lot as part of my embellishment clusters. I find they are great for forming the base of a cluster and with this set I will always have the perfect size and colour for my layout.
This time, I took three colours that matched the rainbow paper and stamped a number of different sizes. Using six labels on the page in total. I used these to create the base of three clusters. One on each side of the photo and also one at the bottom right of my page. Also, I used stamps from the Elle’s Studio Say Cheese Stamp Set in my embellishment clusters. Along with the “Status Update” stamp from the Storyline Chapters Clear Stamp Set.
For my journalling I added some journalling lines using the Elle’s Studio Noted Vol.2 Stamp Set. Placing it under my photo and title, which I had added using the letter stickers from the Mini Sticker book.
My Little Fighter
I used the The Scrapbooker Project Pad and 6×8” Paper Pad for my second page. I started with my 3×4” photo and the journalling block cut from one of the 6×8” papers. It was at that stage that I decided to use a grid layout and picked my papers based on the colours in the journalling block.
I wanted to have an even border around the page, without the gaps in the middle being too wide. Therefore, I matted the photo onto white card, then a piece of the plain coloured paper from the project pad to make it slightly wider. Cutting blocks from my chosen patterned papers to build up my grid.
I added my title above the photo, onto the plain pink paper, with some stamps and a green ink. As with my first page I used some of the stickers from the collection and some Elle’s Studio stamps. Keeping my embellishment fairly simple for this page
I finished off by adding my journalling to the journalling block. First adding some journalling lines using the Noted Vol.2 set again and the same ink as the title.
I have really enjoyed working with the Storyline Chapters collection from Heidi Swapp so far this month and I’m looking forward to adding more stories to this insert book. I think this way of documenting would be a great alternative to a mini book and would be perfect for documenting trips or special occasions. You can find the collection in the shop here.
Thank you for joining me today, until next time, Happy Scrapping!