Each spring, scrapbookers around the world celebrate our love of scrapbooking with National Scrapbook Day. This year, I’m holding my National Scrapbook Day workshop on May 4th – the “official” day of NSD. My event is almost full, but please contact me if you would like more information about my workshop.
Creative Memories has created some super cute exclusive 2019 NSD items that can only be purchased directly from a CM advisor. There is a NSD Kit with materials and instructions to make 2 double-page layouts, a pack of coordinating cardstock, a NSD Daisy Album, and a 2019 NSD Charm. If you don’t have a CM advisor, I would be glad to help you get any of these items.
I loved the NSD Kit so much that I made some additional layouts with it. I also used the coordinating NSD Cardstock and NSD Gift Embellishments that are packaged as gift items for advisors. I’ll use these layouts for photos from my National Scrapbook Day workshop.
To create my first layout, use scissors to hand-cut around the hexagon shapes of the yellow print paper. My resulting piece is 12″ x 9″. Fussy cut a 12″ by approximately 2″ strip of daisy paper and adhere under the yellow paper. Cut individual and partial daisies and layer and adhere behind the first strip. (You may wish to complete some of the other layouts first, and then cut your daisies from you scraps.)
To complete your page, add stickers and embellishments adhering some with Foam Squares as shown. Use a black pen to add faux stitching and details as shown.
My second layout, is a fun take on the daisy theme. Cut a hollow frame from a sheet of the Vista (blue) Shimmer Cardstock and attach a piece of 11″ x 11″ white cardstock. Using the Custom Cutting System with the small Heart Pattern and Green Blade on the outside edge, cut 5 hearts from Vista Shimmer Cardstock. Use the Red Blade on the outside edge to cut 5 hearts from the daisy print paper. Use the smallest Circle Pattern with Blue Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle from the yellow print paper. My photo mat is 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and is also from the Vista Shimmer Cardstock.
(This exclusive shimmer cardstock is significantly lighter in weight than other shimmer cardstock that CM has offered. So it’s much easier on our blades and punches. The NSD Coordinating Cardstock also contains 2 sheets of Lagoon Shimmer Cardstock – an aqua shade that I did not use on any of my layouts.)
Complete your layout with stickers and embellishments adhering some with Foam Squares as shown.
To make my third layout, cut a 12″ x 6-3/4″ piece of the green dot pattern from one of the sheets of multi-print paper and a 12″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the yellow print paper and adhere to a sheet of white cardstock. (For layouts like these, I like to use the packaging piece of cardstock that is included in CM paper packs. One side of these sheets is printed with info about the paper pack, but they are nice heavy sheets of photo-safe white cardstock.)
Use the Custom Cutting System with the old Jumbo Circle Pattern and Blue Blade on the inside edge to cut a half circle from the daisy print paper. Use the Green Blade on the inside edge to cut a half circle from evergreen cardstock. (Don’t cut full circles as you’ll want to conserve your paper.) Use the Original Border Maker System with Lace Flower Chain Cartridge to punch two borders from the yellow print paper. Adhere the three pieces bending the flower border as you adhere it behind the green cardstock.
Use the Original Border Maker System with Lace Flower Chain Cartridge to punch a border from white cardstock and adhere to a 12″ x 1″ strip of evergreen cardstock. Use the new Essentials 4-Way Punch to punch small circles for the flower centers from yellow print paper. Adhere the border piece and the semi-circle on the page as shown.
From white cardstock, use the Banner Flag Punch to punch three banners. Use a dark green pen to add faux stitching to the banners and the heart and flower embellishments. Adhere banners with stickers and embellishments as shown adhering some with Foam Squares.
For my next layout, adhere an 11″ x 7″ piece of daisy print paper and an 11″ x 2-3/4′ piece of the striped paper to a sheet of navy cardstock. Use the Flower Child Punch to punch a border from yellow print paper. Use the old CM Daisy Bouquet Punch to punch small daisies from white cardstock, and punch centers from yellow print paper using the new CM Essentials 4-Way Punch. Adhere to the Flower Child border as shown and adhere finished border to the page.
Use the Banner Flag Punch to punch banners from cloud cardstock, and use a navy pen to add faux stitching to the banners and the heart embellishments. Create three clusters with embellishments and stickers as shown and adhere the cluster pieces with Foam Squares.
For my last layout, I used a sketch from the recent World Wide Virtual Crop held by Creative Memories as my inspiration. Adhere a 12″ x 3″ piece of yellow dot paper to a sheet of white cardstock. Add a 12″ x 6-1/2″ piece of cloud cardstock and a 12″ x 1″ piece of yellow dot paper. Use the old CM Daisy Punch to punch daisies from the daisy print paper and Vista Shimmer Cardstock, and cut flowers in half. Punch flower centers from yellow paper using the Embossed Trio Flower Punch. Assemble flower pieces and adhere to layout as shown adding a vine sticker.
Use the Custom Cutting System with the largest Circle Pattern and Blue Blade on the inside edge to cut two circles from daisy print paper. Cut circles in half and adhere to bottom of layout as shown. Cut a 4-3/4″ x 7″ piece of yellow paper and a 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ piece of Vista Shimmer Cartridge to create a photo mat.
My square daisy piece is the packaging from the NSD Gift Embellishments. I cut it slightly and matted it with Vista Shimmer Cardstock. From yellow print paper and Vista Shimmer Cardstock, I created a ribbon piece for the right edge. Add stickers and embellishments adhering with Foam Squares as shown.
I hope that I’ve inspired you with my National Scrapbook Day layouts! Please contact me if you would like to purchase any of these NSD materials as they are only available directly from a CM advisor.
Happy National Scrapbook Day!