For the Little Baby Boy

Mary Polcin, the 1st woman from Stampin’ Up! to cross $1 million in career sales, presented at convention.  She showed us how she presents at a workshop, the process of taking a 6×6 page and building it into a 12×12 page.  A concept that is not new I know- I have been in the gallery for this over at Splitcoast!  I have never tried it until now.  What a challenge for me…but hey all scrapping is a challenge for me!

Why this?  I had a workshop yesterday and she requested baby items and a scrap page (The hostess’ sister had her baby boy 5 weeks early).  I just love the outcome!  and if you have never tried it you should.  This was hard for me!  but I loved the challenge and I am sure to do it again!

not to mention I dug out the sweetest pictures of my oldest son, who is now 10, of the 1st days he was born.  Nice memories for sure!

Lets start with the 6×6 (they made this component at the workshop)

and the 8×11 base

and now the two together

And here is the 12×12 base:

the 8.5×11 page and the 12×12 page together:

And now the full 12×12 page:

So what do you think???  My kids say my husband has harry potter glasses! LOL

All supplies are Stampin Up!


Stamps: Wild about you, background basics

Paper: Bashful blue, pumpkin pie, whisper white, summer picnic designer paper

Ink: bashful blue, pumpkin pie, black

Accessories: scallop edge, small and large star, photo corners and 1-3/8″ circle punches, striped grosgrain ribbon in bashful blue and pumpkin pie, brads and dimensionals


  1. Andrea
    August 11, 2008 / 12:54 pm

    Wow – what a great page! I have only dabbled a bit in scrapbooking. I would LOVE to get into it more. Lovely page and I just love the three steps – very cool!

  2. Sharon
    August 11, 2008 / 1:29 pm

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  3. Sharon
    August 11, 2008 / 1:31 pm

    Way to go Jill! I love the page! A lot of "my girls" like to scrapbook-everyone uses a different size, so I usaully just demo a 6 x 6. This should go over BIG at the next club meeting. Thanks for another great idea!

  4. Donna
    August 11, 2008 / 1:49 pm

    Wonderful job, Jill! I used to do this "step up" demonstration at my workshops, but somewhere along the way I stopped. I'm gong to start doing it again. Thanks for the reminder and inspiration. Love your choice of colors, too!

  5. Jill W.
    August 11, 2008 / 2:31 pm

    This is really great! I can do this this and can't wait to try!!!!P.S. Loved the comment about the Harry Potter glasses….my kids comment on old pictures all the time.

  6. Leanne
    August 11, 2008 / 2:51 pm

    This is fabulous! Totally going to do this. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Anonymous
    August 11, 2008 / 4:24 pm

    I have a ton of 6×6, I will have to try that! They turned out wonderful! The 12×12 is my favorite!

  8. Anonymous
    August 12, 2008 / 11:42 am

    Jill, this is something I really want to get good at — I do scrapbook quite a bit but lack the vision I think I need to move from 6×6 to 12×12. I've asked my upline to show us this — I missed Convention but she made it! You did an EXCELLENT job of demonstrating the steps here. I just love how the 6×6 is the main picture. I just gotta get this technique down! Mary Gillmarten

  9. Marla
    August 13, 2008 / 5:06 pm

    This tutorial was wonderful! I've never understood this concept, but this made it very easy. I enjoyed the step-by-step process and how you explained it. Is there a possibility that you could do it one more time on your blog–using a different theme? I'll be checking back to see. Thank you!!

  10. Emily
    August 20, 2008 / 10:11 pm

    Very cute! Great job. I have been wanting to try that as well, have yet to find some spare time. Thanks for sharing!Emily

  11. Monica S
    August 28, 2008 / 2:46 pm

    Oh my gosh! I have been working on trying to do this same thing and it is a weak area on the building it concept. I scrapbook so I am a little intimated to get started but I love it. I am definetely going to give it a try. I want to do a class using it but haven't as yet. Maybe I finally will.

  12. Amy
    May 13, 2009 / 9:56 pm

    So cute, and definitely inspirational, especially since I have a 10 month old named Cameron! Thanks for sharing!

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