Jump into Summer! Blog Hop

Welcome to the Jump into Summer Blog Hop with myStamp BOX and our preferred product partners (Helmar, PK Glitz and Kiki Art)! Thanks for joining us today! We hope you will get into the Summer mode once you tour all of our participating blogs and get inspired to try some of the projects yourselves!

You participate in the blog hop by leaving a comment on each and every participating myStamp BOX designer’s blog and all of our partner companies’ blogs as well. myStamp BOX is offering a Road Trip stamp set as a prize among the participants who visit all blogs. The winner will be announced next Monday on this blog. Our partner companies will offer up a prize as well, you will find the prizes and details when you get to their blogs. So leave a comment on all the blog posts and then return to the mSB blog and tell us what your favourite project was along the way for a chance to win! Have fun!

The challenge for the participants of this Blog Hop was to take anything that makes you think of Summer and create a project that fits the inspiration. This could be a colour scheme, a pool party, a trip, the possibilities are endless.

For my project I made a mini album for a travel log. Since we do a lot of travelling in the summer, and need to bring a lot of stuff with us, I prepared a full album and only need to fill it with pictures, travel memorabilia and notes. The fun thing is that I can finish it along the way and keep my creative luggage small.

I love pinks, reds and oranges (colours of the Summer heat) and decided to create my album with these colours. I chose papers from our partner companies Kiki Art (patterned paper from Family Collection) and Core’dinations (solid cardstock from Black Magic Collection). To make the Black Magic collection shine, I carefully tore each page on the outside. It is a pretty effect when the book is closed, as you can glimpse at the colours inside.

The pages were cut to 12″ x 6″and then folded. I used 4 papers to the book. I chose the black side of my paper to make the cover. Since the colours are very vibrant inside, I wanted the outside to be more muted. Three things hint at the colours inside: the orange thread that I used to bind the booklet, the pink arrow and the torn purple cover page edge.


For the title I used Versamark ink and stamped a suitcase in the middle of the page, then embossed with black embossing powder from PK Glitz. The word “Trip” is also taken from the Road Trip stamp and embossed with white powder from PK Glitz. The arrow is embossed onto pink paper, then cut out and attached with a blob of Professional Acid Free Glue from Helmar.


The binding has been done in a pamphlet-stitch.


Here are the different pages clearly visible. The torn edge adds a bit of texture.


To pre-decorate the book, I used a tape roller from Kiki Art from the Family Collection and added fake stitches on most pages, like on the pink one in the centre.


To finish everything off, I stamped many designs from the Road Trip, Just add Notes and Your Story stamp sets in black onto pink and white paper and embossed some of them in black. If I need to add anything to my pages, I will use it from this stash.

This summer I can pack light, I will just need to bring my mini album, the Mini Alpha stamp set with a small block and black ink, a small bottle of Helmar Glue, my prepared journaling blocks and embellishments and a fun tape roller from Kiki Art and I will be able to finish the album on the go!

AND NOW, please hop along to the next blog of our designer VIRGINIE and check out her Summery inspiration!

Here is our Summer Blog Hop schedule just in case you miss anyone:

myStamp BOX Blog http://www.mystampbox.com/blog
Virginie http://lescrapdenovalen.canalblog.com
Tracey http://tailoredpages.blogspot.com
Cherie http://cherie-inked.blogspot.com
Helmar Adhesives http://helmarusa.typepad.com
Jing-Jing http://thislittleartofmine.blogspot.com/
Jolene http://jolenejohnston.blogspot.com
Monique http://moniquesscrapbook.blogspot.com/
Eva http://www.evascrap.blogspot.com
PK Glitz http://www.pkglitz.com/blog/
Ellen http://closeyourears.blogspot.com
Maryfrances http://maryfrancesfabbri.blogspot.com/
Gudrun http://papirbloggen.blogspot.com
Lynda http://positive-force.blogspot.com/
Jill http://www.fromthefarm-jill.blogspot.com/
Kiki Art http://www.kiki-art.com/blog_en/
Agata http://underconstruction-agata.blogspot.com
Ally http://yourmemoriescanada.blogspot.com
back to the myStamp BOX blog

Have Fun!


About Bettina


  1. Fleur Smith says:

    I love the torn edges on the mini album – great idea!

  2. Very cute Bettina!

  3. Lola Fields says:

    I love the idea of making the book ahead of time.

  4. Jing-Jing says:

    Cute stuff Bettina.

  5. Lauren Hamm says:

    Love the weathered look

  6. Very cute t’s, I may have to try with the girls on vacation!

  7. Gwen says:

    Very Cute!!!

  8. Juli C says:

    I love it!!! so cute.. this would be perfect project for my trip to San Francisco in July!
    thanks for sharing,


  9. Erika M says:

    What a lovely idea!

  10. evap says:

    Lovely journal! TFS!

  11. Erika M says:

    My favorite projects was from Eva whose blog is scrap & co – especially the 1st card!

  12. TraceyT says:

    What a FANTASTIC blog hop, ladies. LOVE your mini book idea, Bettina. :)

  13. Reel Girl says:

    Really cute travel book, and great idea for creating it ahead of time.

  14. Vicki Parker says:

    Less stress I would imagine too in creating it ahead of time.

  15. Michelle says:

    Cute book. Love the summery colors, and those tape rollers from Kiki Art!

  16. jill says:

    love the mini, Bettina. Nice and bright and summery!!!!

  17. Lynda says:

    Great project Bettina!!

  18. I love how many ideas I have seen with this stamp set. It is so cool to see new ideas, it keeps the set new!

  19. Aymee Gandy says:

    What a darling little travel book! Great job!!!

  20. Michelle says:

    That was super fun! So many great ideas and inspiration. I especially loved Gudrun’s LO and chocolate packaging, and Jill’s fabric stamped clouds. Thanks for all the hard work that went into this hop!!

  21. Lola Fields says:

    loved all the ideas I do think I liked the fabric clouds

  22. Aymee Gandy says:

    This was such a fun and inspirational blog hop! I loved all of the projects, but I think Eva’s crab card was my favorite. It was simply adorable!

    Thanks for a great hop!

  23. Lauren Hamm says:

    Loved all the great summer ideas. I also loved the fabric clouds.

  24. Jolene says:

    I love that little stash of stamped images and spots to take with you. FInishing this album will be a breeze!

  25. Shana says:

    Very cute Idea I will have to think about using this during my summer road trips over the next couple summers.

  26. Shana says:

    my favorite was the cloud frame and also MaryFrances Watermelon card. Yet honestly I loved everyones.

  27. TRULY an incredible job! This is a great project for, say, a Senior, going on a GRAD TRIP or something! Great colors! Great stamp set!

  28. Is this where I leave my vote for my favorite? I loved the entry on : http://www.cherie-inked.blogspot.com/

    That THANKS card is just soooo happy! I love the color scheme, the patterns, the lettering!! I love EVERYTHING about that card!! So there you have it, my favorite!

  29. Angela says:

    I love travel books…I have to made mine too!!!
    I begin the blog hop…see you later :-)

  30. Angela says:

    Here I am again…I have at least three favourite works!!!
    …but if I have to choose only one, I vote for Gudrun’s LO, it’s so delicate and fresh…I love it!!! :-)
    see you soon!!!

  31. Lillian Child says:

    This was a fabulous hop – I was introduced to some new artists’ blogs and a plethra of talent and inspiration! Hard to pick a favorite as they were all so individual and different, but if I had to pick one it would all the ideas from the P K Glitz design team – WOW!

  32. Debbie Lacy says:

    Off to go hopping. I will come back at the end.

  33. Debbie Lacy says:

    What a great blog hop with so much great inspiration for summer. It is hard to pick a favorite since they were all great. I really did like the layout over at the Helmar site.

  34. Dawn says:

    Love love love this!

  35. Melinda Wilson says:

    Wow! This was a great hop but I could not go to Eva’s. My computer stopped me because some type of “cookie type” software she is using supports malware which can infect a computer so I had to “hop” past hers. I visited everywhere else and my favorite was Kiki Art’s layout because it had the cutiest dogs!!!! I loved Ally’s use of stamps on the children’s toys too!

  36. Lee-Anne says:

    Love the bright colors you chose for your book.

  37. Lee-Anne says:

    I loved the blog hop and am looking forward to buying “Delovely” to scrap with. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  38. mon ica says:

    grazie….bella card

  39. Scoobie says:

    Thank you for organizing this road trip. There was so much great stuff and creativity out there. It’s hard to pic favs, but I landed on Gudrun’s chocolate cards, Agata’s great tutorial about how to make your own paper and Ally’s stamped beach toys!

  40. Joyce says:

    Just the first stop on my trip, but it’s feelin’ like a great day for a road trip!

  41. Agata says:

    This was a great hop! Plenty of great ideas along the way! I loved Ally’s stamping on beach toys! :)

  42. Joyce says:

    My favorite projects were Ellens!

  43. Sandi says:

    Love the little journal …what a great idea to do it beforehand.

  44. Sandi says:

    My favorite was Tracey T’s. I think that I will use the punch and get me some Helmar adhesive to put my glitter on and use it in different ways. It was a great blog hop!!!! Lots of wonderful layouts and cards were seen!!! Keep up the great work!!!

  45. rigolote says:

    De belles idées sur un style simple. Je vais m’en inspirer. Continuez

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