Welcome to our Scrapbook Global Challenge for May 2020 Blog Hop! I am so glad you are here where you will get to check out lots of great creativity. You are going to love this and get some terrific ideas, too. These ladies are talented and want to share the love they have for scrap booking with you. This month our theme is Interactive Pages and what fun this will be.  There is no doubt in my mind that you will see some terrific scrapbook idea around this theme.  I can’t wait to see them all myself, enjoy our blog hop!

The lovely ladies below are the Design Team members inspiring you monthly with all kinds of terrific and exciting scrapbook layouts!  They will, no doubt, blow your socks off this month with interactive fun!

For this month’s theme, I admit, I was a little baffled.  I hadn’t done an “interactive” other than a mini scrapbook and I really didn’t want to do that.  So, after some info, tips and Pinterest (of course), I decided on a couple of flaps.  I think what reason stumped me was having a series of photos show activity.  So, when I let go of that, it was much easier.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Very Versailles stamp set, Heirloom Frames dies & Embossing folders. Click thru more info.

I hadn’t used photos from a surprise get together for my 60th birthday in 2018, so this was a perfect time to showcase them and use my favorite embossing folder that is retiring, too….the tufted design.  It has always been my favorite pattern and I was over the moon to see it arrive in a Stampin’ Up! catalog.  Sadly, it will be gone from the catalog, but not from my stash.  You can tell from the photo of my cake, that others know it is my jam.  And speaking of that cake?!  Holy Moly!! How gorgeous is that!  Definitely a showstopper and in my favorite Stampin’ Up! color of Bermuda Bay, too.  Does my friend, Vicki, know me or what?  She ordered the stunner of a cake.  And, of course, a crown, because…Mc”QUEEN” and I use crowns for everything.  It was perfect and yummy, too.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Very Versailles stamp set, Heirloom Frames dies & Embossing folders. Click thru more info.

Do you ever just overthink something?  That’s where I was with this concept.  Usually I have my page done weeks in advance, but this one got in my head.  Time for action.  I used a crafting knife (with cardboard inside the sleeve to protect the back side) and cut the page protector allowing the flaps to be outside.  You could also adhere them to the page protector itself.  This part locked down my photos to use and the placement, as well. Next, stamping in Memento Tuxedo Black and Bermuda Bay stamp pads with the Very Versailles stamp set.  This girl loves a little gold, so I heat embossed some on the 12″ x 12″ Whisper White cardstock page for some shine.  A nice strip in gold foil used with the Decorative Board Punch to add some softness and brightness, too.  And, BTW, border punches get entirely overlooked way too much. 😉

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Very Versailles stamp set, Heirloom Frames dies & Embossing folders. Click thru more info.

The Large Number Dies for the “6-0” are now retired, but I just had to use them for this page.  And if you are an avid scrapbook lover, you probably have them, too.  The little Gold Foil Sheets used to make the crown is another brand’s punch that I have had for years and made a great little something extra on the page.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Very Versailles stamp set, Heirloom Frames dies & Embossing folders. Click thru more info.

I tend to have lots of ribbon around and don’t often pay attention to what is retired for projects, as this is something easily substituted.  And speaking of texture, also retiring is the lovely Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders.  I have loved these and used them so many times as seen here and here (also with the Very Versailles stamp set) and here and one more here…quite versatile and can even be used as a photo frame, too.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Very Versailles stamp set, Heirloom Frames dies & Embossing folders. Click thru more info.

Needless to say, it was a fabulous 60th surprise birthday get together.

Check out more terrific interactives pages through our hop and see great layouts from our design team and participants.  I sure hope you enjoy them, too.  Next up, Mai Chapelain  hop on over to see her fabulous scrapbook page!

 

Cheers!

~Cynthia McQueen~

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