Storing Memories with Stampin Up!

Monday, March 12, 2018
I have always loved going through family photos, looking at my ancestry (which is something I've been doing constantly recently with my mums Scottish family which is HUGE) and I also love looking back at memories so I was very excited when I received an amazing scrapbooking and photo album package from the lovely people over at Stampin Up! I've worked with Stampin Up! a couple of times previously with their fantastic card making kits, both of which are amazing and they would also be great to use within this scrapbook.

*Stampin Up! Black Faux Leather 12x12" Album (£27)
Let's start with the photo and scrapbook album from Stampin Up! which is huge and it would be great to not only use with the pocket inserts but it would also be great to store other larger items you want to store and remember. The album isn't the prettiest and it is so big so I haven't photographed it but it is on my Instagram Stories (I'm @ofbeautyand) so you can check out my Instagram if you want to see it.
*Stampin Up! Variety Pack 12x12" Photo Pocket Pages (£7)
As well as the Stampin Up! faux leather album, I also received a range of photo pocket inserts that can be added to the album. They contain pockets of all sizes that you can add photographs, tickets, greeting card sections or other memorabilia to that you want to keep including souvenirs, magnets, confetti and more. I have only filled in a couple of the inserts so far as it's much more of a time consuming task that I thought it would be but it's also a very relaxing and lovely task as I get to look back through wonderful holiday photographs, which is what I've decided to fill my scrapbook/photograph album with. 

We have a few holiday photos within printed albums but we also have a lot that are just loose photographs so it's nice to have them all in one place so they won't become damaged and they're all together. As well as the photographs, I've also added in a couple of thin magnets to the slots. Additionally, as we have been on quite a few cruises, I've also included the room ID cards and tickets to the inserts along with the holiday photographs. 
*Stampin Up! Perfect Days Card Pack (£9)
All of the items have to be purchased individually and I think it would be a great idea to include everything you need in one bundle so that you can buy as one bundle rather than buying each item individually. The album and inserts are essentials for a scrapbook but a nice additional purchase would be the card packs which come in a range of colours, styles and designs but I have the cute 'Perfect Days' card pack which feature monochrome, green and yellow shades along with transparent inserts. 

The cards fit in the inserts perfectly as they're all from the same brand but you can cut them up to fit into the inserts differently. Some of the designs are quite simple but I really like the designs and others are a little more colourful. I particularly like the transparent/clear inserts, the stickers and the more colourful card designs. There are so many included within the pack so you won't run out while creating the scrapbook and they add a nice extra to the album - you could write on them, drawn on them or add stickers. 
*Stampin Up! Journaling Pens (£4.50)
Lastly, I also received a couple of their journaling pens which are great to write on the cards with and they'd be great to write on the back of photographs so the memories aren't lost or forgotten with time. Since college, I've been a little picky with pens as most are so uncomfortable to use but these two are great but they do have a wide range to choose from too. 

Overall, I'm so happy with my Stampin Up! scrapbook and photograph album as all of the items are fantastic quality, they're perfect to store not only photographs but also memorable items for yourself, your family and future generations. I'd also recommend their greeting card kits! 

Do you scrapbook? How do you store your photographs or memorable items? 

26 comments

  1. I haven't done scrapbooking since I was a little girl. However, I do keep a memory box. 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  2. I use project life, which is the OG, I love it, and have done it since 2014 now :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  3. I scrap book all the time ! Love the idea of the journaling pens.

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  4. I don't have a scrapbook but I'd love to make one! Such cute ideas. xx

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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  5. I currently have a scrapbook that is almost falling apart from me sticking loads of random bits and bobs in. This sounds like a really wonderful version of a scrapbook!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

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  6. I’ve never had any kind of scrap book - these look really fun!

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  7. I tried scrapbooking but just couldn’t get into it at all. A friend of mine has done it for the last 20 years and she is incredibly talented x

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  8. I dont keep scrapbook but I really should, I love the idea of looking back one day!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  9. This is a lovely idea. I don't scrapbook - I don't have the time or the patience to be honest

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  10. Ah I love creating scrapbook's - I still need to finish/start some of mine!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  11. This is such a lovely way to keep photos in good condition and being able to enjoy them!

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  12. I used to be obsessed with scrapbooking!

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  13. This is right up my street, I love it x

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  14. I tried scrap booking a year or so ago and never kept it up! This has all made me really want to try it again though!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  15. I do a type of scrap booking planning type of system and love it so much.

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  16. Those cards are so cute! I used to love scrap booking x

    Gemma Louise

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  17. I’ve not heard of this brand before, love the products you’ve featured, especially those cards. I’ve never thought to break up photos with some slogan cards like this but it would look really good! x

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  18. I adore scrapbooking and have such a huge stash of bits for it but I can always be tempted with more! x

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  19. I feel like I should definitely give scrapbooking a go! xx

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  20. Ohh what a lovely idea this is!

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  21. Aw this is such a cute idea. This would be perfect for keeping track of all Penny's milestones.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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  22. I don’t scrapbook but I really want to. It reminds me to print more photos off too x

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  23. I don’t scrapbook but I really want to. It reminds me to print more photos off too x

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  24. This sounds absolutely awesome! I love making scrapbooks and photo albums, epsecially from my travels so this sounds like the perfect thing for me! x www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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  25. This is a gorgeous & creativity way to take care of your pics x love it!

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  26. I have a scrapbook I really need to keep up with!

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