Martha Stewart Crafts Studio: Scrapbook Class

Reported by Simone Collins
Photography by Chris Foresman

What better way to preserve the memories from an amazing vacation to the Caribbean than with a scrapbook page? At the Martha Stewart Crafts Studio at the Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos, guests can create a page and add their own special touches and memories.

Using the new Punch Around The Page and Craft punches, this simply designed page can be recreated for your vacation memories—or just adapt the techniques and create your own design.

8×8 Cardstock
Foam Dots
To create this 8 x 8″ page, you are not only going to need your base cardstock piece but also cardstock in these sizes: 4 x 8″, 5 x 5″, and 1 1/2 x 3 1/4″.
Using a Martha Stewart Edge Punch, start in the center of your 4″ x 8″ piece of cardstock and begin punching.  It is important to use the guidelines and work carefully to ensure the guides are aligned when continuing to punch the entire edge.

Adhere this piece of punched cardstock to your 8 x 8″ base using a glue stick.
Take your 5 x 5″ piece of cardstock and punch all four corners with the corner punch from your Punch Around The Page set. Make sure the “wings” of the punch are fully open before you beginning punching.

Now, with your edge punch from the Punch Around The Page set, line up the corners using the special corner guides and finish off the complete square. The sets work with a variety of specific sizes, many of which are listed in the packaging of your set. Use foam dots to adhere the photo matte to the base, be sure to place one in the center as well as all four corners.
Use this same technique to create the title piece with the 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ piece of cardstock.  Adhere to base using foam dots.

Punch the title letters as well as your embellishments from cardstock using the craft punches.

Adhere your punches to the base using a glue pen or foam dots to create character on your page.

In order to center your title on the title matte, place the middle letter in the word or phrase your mounting to the base first and build your word from there.

 You can add bakers twine to an anchor to create a special touch or even glitter with a glue pen or the new glitter glue.

Here are some other variations on this theme:

What was the last vacation you scrapbooked? Got any tips or techniques to get those pictures out of the envelopes and onto the scrapbook page? We would love to hear about it!
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5 Responses to Martha Stewart Crafts Studio: Scrapbook Class

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    kathy s November 20, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    this page and the card look awsome- Thanks for sharing- wish I could go on one of these vacations -what fun-. allso wish I could get some of these MS punches-just too expensive here. TFS. the last true vacation I had to scrapbook was to Tasmania about 8 years ago

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    Anita November 21, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    Stunning page! I love all the accents. The last trip scrapbook was our trip to Monterey.

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    Aznewmom November 21, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    These edge punches look very cool!! Guess I’m gonna have to actually “like” Martha Stewart, huh?!? (I really don’t) 🙂
    Thanks for some cool ideas.

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    szventh November 21, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    I need to do a scrapbook project as a gift. I wish I had all of this stuff to do it with! ~Shelley

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    Playing with Paper November 22, 2010 at 3:34 am #

    I just love all of Martha’s punches I have an addiction to them!! lol I love what you have done with them. I have not been any place on vacation in years. Does going up to camp count? hahaha