Summer is in full force, and I hope that you’re enjoying it! Creative Memories Summertime Collection is colorful and fun – just like summer should be!
I used the Custom Cutting System with the Rectangle Cutting Patterns to create a colorful row of popsicles from a selection of the Summertime Variety Mats for my first layout. When my granddaughter visits later this month, we have plans to make some icy treats in a variety of flavors, and the layout will be perfect for our photos.
To Create My Layout:
1. Use the Custom Cutting System and the smallest rectangle from the Rectangle Cutting Patterns and the Red Blade on
the inside edge to cut shapes from six different Summertime Variety Mats. Position your cutting pattern to conserve
the mats, so they can still be used to mat photos. From one of the rectangle pieces use a flower-type of punch to
punch out the right upper corner, so it looks like bite marks. I used the old Dewdrop Flower Punch.
2. From Light Gray Cardstock cut six pieces to 1/2″ x 1-1/2″, and adhere to the bottoms of the rectangle pieces leaving
a 1″ section protruding from the bottom of the rectangles. Adhere the popsicle pieces to the bottom of a sheet of
3. Cut a piece of Summertime Designer Paper to 11-1/2″ x 6-1/2″, adhere at the top of the page.
4. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Lamplight Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from
Summertime Designer Paper. Trim to 11-1/2″, and cut the border in half length-wise, and adhere to the bottom of
the designer paper.
Cut a 11-1/2″ x 1/4″ strip of Black Cardstock, and adhere at the seam of the designer paper and the border piece.
5. Crop three of the leftover mat pieces to 3-5/8″ x 3-5/8″. Crop two of the leftover mat pieces to 3-5/8″ x 3/4″.
Cut three pieces of Black Cardstock to 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ and two pieces to 3-3/4″ x 7/8″. Adhere the mat pieces to the
black pieces to create double photo mats and journaling boxes. Adhere to the layout as shown. I used Foam
Squares to adhere my middle mat.
6. Add a title with Black Script and Black Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers.
For my second layout, I used the Sunny Days Journal Template to trace and cut a sheet of Summertime Designer Paper in a sunburst pattern to use as the background of my layout. The Sunny Days Journal Template is great for tracing journaling lines onto a layout, but it’s also can be used for tracing and cutting designs. Please see my post from July 2nd for another example of how this template can be used.
To Create My Layout:
1. Use the Sunny Days Journal Template to trace a sunburst pattern onto the backside of a sheet of designer paper.
Use Micro-Tip Scissors to cut around your trace marks.
2. Adhere the cut-out piece to a sheet of White Cardstock.
3. Cut a 1″ hollow frame from a sheet of Summertime Designer Paper, and adhere to the outside of the layout.
4. From the same sheet of designer paper, use the Custom Cutting System with the medium circle from the Circle
Cutting Patterns and Blue Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle. Adhere the circle to the center of the layout.
5. Cut two 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ photo mats from Summertime Designer Paper. Crop photos to 4″ x 4″, and adhere to mats.
Adhere matted photos to the right side of the layout.
6. Cut a small segment from a wave Summertime Laser Cut Border, and adhere the two pieces to each side of the
bottom photo. Adhere a second wave Summertime Laser Cut Border above the first one as shown.
7. Add a Summertime Laser Cut Border as the title. Adhere with Foam Squares.
8. Add Summertime Stickers with Foam Squares as shown.
I hope that my layouts have inspired you to scrapbook some of your summer photos! You can purchase the Summertime Collection and all of the tools that I used through my Creative Memories website link.
If you’re looking for a fun virtual scrapbooking event, you might enjoy the PJ Party Virtual Crop that my friends and I at Creative Life Scrapbooking are hosting on Friday, July 30th. For information and to register, click here. If you can’t crop along on the 30th, you can still register and have access to our printable handouts and recorded instructional videos.