Heidi Swapp | Emerson Lane Wax Seal Kit + WRMK Alphabet Punch Board
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Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane :: a layout using the WRMK Alphabet Punch Board | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Emerson Lane Wax Seal Kit + WRMK Alphabet Punch Board

Hey guys! It’s me, Maggie!

I’m back again this week sharing a little layout I’ve created using some fun pieces from the brand new Emerson Lane collection and the WeR Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board…Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane :: a layout using the WRMK Alphabet Punch Board | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

I love using the Alphabet Punch Board to create big bold titles on my projects…

Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane :: a layout using the WRMK Alphabet Punch Board | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

…and the beautiful patterns from Heidi’s newest paper line make these letters look so good!

Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane :: a layout using the WRMK Alphabet Punch Board | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

To start my layout, I used a sheet of “True Stories” patterned paper. This paper originally had navy blue trim on 4 four sides…but the blue didn’t really work with the look I was going for, so I trimmed the navy off and adhered the remaining paper to a sheet of 12×12 white cardstock. Then I stitched around the edges of the patterned paper.

Next, I added a strip of black stripes the very top of the page.

I punched the letters “HOCO” – short for “Homecoming” – and then positioned them on my page.

Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane :: a layout using the WRMK Alphabet Punch Board | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

I cut a small slit into the background paper with a craft knife, and tucked my letter “H” underneath.

Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane :: a layout using the WRMK Alphabet Punch Board | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Then I added a few pieces of ephemera from the collection to add color and design interest.

I like to use staples to add transparent pieces to my pages. Using a tape runner with pieces is just fine, too, but I sometimes prefer to not see the tape through the embellishment.

Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane :: a layout using the WRMK Alphabet Punch Board | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

I knew that I wanted to add a wax seal to my page…but, quite frankly, I was worried about making a mistake on my paper and not being able to remove the wax.

I solved this problem by creating my seal on a piece of wax paper!

I was able to get the look of a wax seal, but with the ease of an ordinary embellishment.

Take a look at this video to see how I did it…

So easy, right?!

You will notice that I use a sharp point to remove the seal from the metal stamp. This is only because I am creating the seal on wax paper, and the seal wax won’t stick to it. If you are making your seal on regular paper, you will not need to do this…the wax will remain on the paper after stamping.

Totally irrelevant to scrapbooking…but that sharp pointy thing was from my high school biology dissection kit. Super ew, but it works like a charm! You can use a paper piercer if you don’t have your dissection kit handy. Ha!

Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane :: a layout using the WRMK Alphabet Punch Board | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

I grouped together a few tags from the ephemera pack, and glued the seal on top. Then I added a little baker’s twine bow and stapled the entire cluster to my page.

Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane :: a layout using the WRMK Alphabet Punch Board | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

I am so loving playing with all of the new pieces from this gorgeous collection! And I hope I’ve inspired you to do the same…

You can find Emerson Lane right now at online and independent retailers.

Supplies | Emerson Lane patterned paper, Emerson Lane Ephemera, Emerson Lane StickersEmerson Lane Wax Seal Kit, Emerson Lane 6×6 paper pad, WeR Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board, baker’s twine, 12×12 white cardstock (Bazzill)