With National Scrapbook Day right around the corner, I thought that I would share some layouts that I made with this year’s exclusive National Scrapbook Day Kit and National Scrapbook Day Paper from Creative Memories. These materials are only available directly from a CM advisor. If you don’t have an advisor, I would be glad to mail a set to you.
The kit comes with instructions to make two double-page layouts. But I decided to combine materials from the kit, the coordinating pack of paper, and also the exclusive individual sticker sheet to create my own pages. I went a little crazy, and used most of two kits, two packs of coordinating paper, and two of the single sticker strips to make 5 double-page layouts of photos from my granddaughter’s last birthday. If you love these materials and my pages, you might want to get 2 packs of each as they are limited edition items. Please keep checking back as I’ll be sharing a different two-page layout with you over the next 5 days!
At first, I made these as individual pages but decided that they would work together as a double-page layout. I love the bright fun colors, stickers, and my large cherry embellishments on these pages!
To start, cut the background papers to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ and adhere to pieces of 12″ x 12″ royal cardstock. To conserve cardstock, you may cut out the centers of the royal cardstock first.
To make the border, punch one end of the blue paper using the Original Border Maker with Scallop Dot Cartridge. Cut off of your paper at about 2-1/2″ wide. Add a 1/2″ yellow strip and a 1/4″ dark orange strip. Punch small circles from yellow paper, and start layering the circles with your stickers. I cut my stickers off of the sticker sheet with scissors and played with my positioning before removing the backing and adhering them to the page. I also used Foam Squares on most of the stickers.
To create the cherry journaling box, use the largest circle cutting pattern from the Custom Cutting System. Use the blue blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from white cardstock and the green blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from red cardstock.
To create the stem, I used the medium sized circle cutting pattern with the blue blade on the outside edge to cut about a quarter of the way around the cutting pattern. Without moving the paper or the cutting pattern, I used the red blade on the outside edge to cut in the same spot. To make the leaves, I used the inside cutting edge and the green blade to create teardrop shapes. I adhered my top leaf with Foam Squares.
I used the same technique as above to create my double cherry embellishment on the second page. The smaller cherry is cut from the smallest circle cutting pattern using the red blade on the inside edge. I used the blue blade on the inside edge of the medium sized circle cutting pattern to cut a red cardstock circle for the sticker. I adhered this finished piece and the top leaf with Foam Squares.
My photos are cropped to 4″ x 4″, and my mats are 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and cut from royal and red cardstock. I cut the border sticker and adhered with Foam Squares on the top and bottom of my photos.
Lastly I used our Red Dual-Tip Pen to add faux pen stitching around the scalloped edges of the border sticker on the top and bottom of the photos and also on both sides of my side border. I used the Red and Green Dual-Tip Pens to add faux pen stitching around my cherry journaling box and embellishments. I also used our Silver Metallic Dual-Tip Pen to add a little detail to the small cherry. I love how the addition of the pen work really helped to make these pages pop!
Please send me a message if you need helping purchasing these materials, and please check back tomorrow for another double-page layout!