Brrrr! Freezing temperatures! Snow! Ice! It’s perfect scrapbooking weather! If you’re looking for a virtual scrapbooking activity for this weekend, you might consider joining me. I’m hosting a weekend-long event that I’m calling The World Awaits Virtual Scrapbooking Retreat.
As “The World Awaits” for the pandemic to end and get back to “normal”, grab your passport for fun and join my Virtual Scrapbooking Weekend Retreat on February 19-21! We’ll have fun with a travel themed retreat as we daydream and plan the first trips that we’ll take after the pandemic ends. The virtual retreat will feature live page classes and Scrap & Chat sessions on Zoom, challenges, door prizes, a product sale of discontinued and discounted Creative Memories products, and a few fun games. All page classes will be recorded and include instructional handouts. There is a $25 fee to participate, and you can pay with Pay Pal. Please click here to register now.
I will be using the BOHO Escape Collection from Creative Memories for my sample layouts that we’ll create during the Virtual Retreat. We’ll make 7 double-page layouts (14 pages) during the page classes. You may use any materials that you like for your layouts. In addition to the Zoom sessions, there will be a private Facebook group for the event where I’ll share recordings of the page classes and printable instructional handouts. The product sale of discontinued and discounted Creative Memories products will be a Facebook Live post to the Facebook group. And participants will share photos of their completed layouts on the private group.
During the retreat, we’ll make pretty pages like the one above. The layout above is also a good reminder about the Cardstock Buffet that Creative Memories is currently offering. On occasion, Creative Memories offers a Cardstock Buffet with exclusive limited edition cardstock colors that are not part of our product line. The current Cardstock Buffet features exclusive Shimmer Cardstock in 7 different colors. When you purchase 6 packs, you receive one pack for FREE! For more information and to order, please check out my CM website.
For my layout above, I combined the lovely Marigold Cardstock from the last Cardstock Buffet and the Boho Escape Collection. I also used the new Mandala Border Punch to create the pretty frame around the photo and the decorative corner pieces. I’ll be demonstrating this technique during my Virtual Retreat this weekend. Please see my YouTube Channel for a video demonstration of how to make this fancy inside frame.
I absolutely LOVE Creative Memories Theme Packs! The Theme Packs are scrapbooking kits that contain 4 sheets of double-sided designer paper, 1 sheet of coordinating cardstock and 1 or 2 sticker strips. The kits are theme-based and very specific to certain events and interests such as sports, holidays, and travel destinations. At $10 they are at a great price point, and we even have coordinating Border Embellishments for some of the newer Theme Packs!
The new Graceful Theme Pack is one of my favorites! I love the wood-grained, large gingham check and botanical print papers in this kit! I also love the neutral color palette of soft cream, muted teal, olive branch green, white and light rose quartz. You can use the Graceful Theme Pack for creating layouts that commemorate church gatherings and ceremonies, faith testimonies, baptisms, confirmations and remembrances. And there are beautiful Graceful Laser Cut Embellishments that feature religious icons that coordinate. The Graceful Theme Pack also coordinates beautifully with the All My Love Collection.
I used the Graceful Theme Pack to create a layout that features some general family photos. I found that the paper and some of the stickers are neutral enough to be used for almost any kind of layouts.
I paired the Infinity Chain Border Maker Cartridge with the recently discontinued Double Heart Punch to create a simple border that expresses the ever-lasting love of a family. (Please not that the Infinity Chain Border Maker Cartridge is currently sold out but will be returning to the product line in December.)
To Create My Layout:
1. Cut hollow frames from two sheets of White Cardstock. Cut wood-grained papers to 11-3/4″ x 11-1/2″ and adhere to the white frames as shown. 2. Cut White Cardstock to 9″ x 9″ and 11-3/4″ x 9″. You may cut these pieces as hollow frames to conserve cardstock. 3. Cut beige gingham paper to 8-3/4″ x 7-3/4″ and 11-3/4″ x 7-3/4″. 4. Cut botanical print paper to 8-3/4″ x 1″ and 11-3/4″ x 1″. 5. Cut wood-grained paper to 8-3/4″ x 1/4″ and 11-3/4″ x 1/4″. 6. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Infinity Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch two borders from wood-grained paper. Trim to 8-3/4″ and 11-3/4″. 7. Use Double Heart Punch to punch hearts from Rich Brown Cardstock. Use the hollow heart pieces. 8. Layer and adhere pieces as shown. 9. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 10-3/4″ strip of White Cardstock. Mat this piece with Rich Brown Cardstock that is 1/8″ larger. 10. Crop photos to fit. 11. Add stickers as shown adhering some with Foam Squares.
Please visit my Creative Memories website to purchase the materials that I used for my layout. I’ll be back next week with some borders that feature the new Apple Chain Border Maker Cartridge.
Hello! Today I’m sharing a layout that I made from elongated hexagon shapes and the Archiver’s Collection from Creative Memories. Although this collection was designed as a heritage collection, it’s also great for almost any other kind of photos. I like how it provides a soft subtle background for my photo.
To make my page, cut 10 pieces of designer print paper into 4″ x 6″ rectangles. Measure and mark the tops of each piece at 2″.
Position paper on the Creative Memories 12″ Straight Trimmer with the 2″ mark on the cutting groove and the top edge of the paper on the 60 degree angle mark. Cut. When you measure and cut your pieces, try to be as precise as possible. You’ll notice on my page that a few of my pieces did not line up exactly. This was probably due to my measurement or cut being off just a smidgen.
Flip the paper over to the backside and repeat the cut. Cut tops and bottoms of two pieces and just one end of the other pieces. Cut photo(s) in the same manner.
Cut 1/8″ off of each side of each paper piece and photo.
Arrange pieces on coordinating or contrasting cardstock leaving between 1/8″ – 1/4″ between pieces and from the left and right sides of the cardstock. I ran the pieces on the top and bottom of my page over the edge and cut flush with the cardstock. But you could leave a border of cardstock on the top and bottom as I did for my left and right sides. I suggest laying out all of your pieces first before you start to adhere.
You could also include more than one photo on your page or duplicate the page to make a double-page layout with more photos.
You’ll notice that I arranged the row with my photo about two-thirds of the way down verses in the center of the page. I also spread out the paper colors and patterns and placed pieces with larger more graphic prints away from my photo so as not to compete with the photo. I included journaling on a piece with a subtle print.
I embellished my page with the Archiver’s Laser Borders and Archivers Stickers for the date. The title is from the Everyday Sentiments Embellishments. (I love how items from different collections in the Creative Memories product line coordinate with each other!) And lastly, I added a few flowers that I created with the new Daisy Bouquet Punch and adhered with Foam Squares.