Dec 11 2008

Contest Winner – Circle Album

Well, I see someone over at SCS has made up a tutorial for a circle album journal.  So…I thought I’d show you my completed Album that won the June Stampin’ Up! Schoolhouse Rock Contest.  I had this on the back burner to make up a Tutorial, but time got away from me!  I did earn 3 free stamp sets for winning…that was pretty awesome!  I remember getting the call…I was shaking by the time I got off the phone with the Stampin’ Up! person.  Very exciting.

A lot of this features retired Jersey Shore designer paper and previous In-Colors, but remember, I made this back in April/May before it retired.  Easy enough to do with any designer paper…I think Christmas papers would be very cool.


I started with 9" circles in Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi textured papers.  The ABCs on the front are Lots of Letters chipboard, colored with craft inks and then covered with Iridescent Ice EP to make them sparkle.  The frame is from the Stylized Silver Hodgepodge Hardware.  Ross is stamped with the Short Order Alphabet on Pumpkin Pie (my son’s favorite color!) and punched with the Designer Label punch.  I used the Wild Wasabi stripe ribbon to tie it closed.

This is what it looks like completely open and tied open.  Each "room" has a different age…first ride on the bus, first grade, senior year and finally graduation day.


 I used the stamp set, Office Accoutrement to do the memo fields on each page and on the back.   

Several punches…the Round Tab at the top for each page, the small and large stars, circles and scallop circle.

I was pretty happy with how it turned out and hated to send it off to Stampin’ Up! for their contest.  Maybe one day I’ll do another one for ME!  (Note to self…when designing for contests, go ahead and make TWO so I have one to keep and one to send in!)



















8 People have left comments on this post

Dec 11, 2008 - 08:12:42
Amy Celona said:

You are a stamping Goddess! Looks fabulous… I might have to try that!

Dec 11, 2008 - 09:12:32

This is amazing! Nice to know where it originated from! You’re brilliant!

Dec 11, 2008 - 09:12:47
Jenn D said:

Your circle journal is fabulous Connie! Congrats on your win.

Dec 11, 2008 - 10:12:25

I can see why you won, FANTASTIC! Congrats- and definitely make one for you! That’s why I never win- I never want to send in my hard work! đŸ˜‰

Dec 11, 2008 - 12:12:21

super job Connie. I love the photos you added, and it looks great!

Dec 12, 2008 - 08:12:38
Christyne said:

This is SO cute! I just love it and MUST make one! Off to find the tutorial!


Dec 12, 2008 - 08:12:20
StampinCathy said:

Congrats!!! This Circle Album is just fabulous. I just love the stamps, papers, and your creative style on this inspiring album.

Dec 14, 2008 - 02:12:44
Laura said:

Now that is one fantastic piece of art!