Hello! I have an offer that might interest you. For those who missed my Virtual Weekend Retreat two weeks ago, I’m offering access to my page classes that I presented during the retreat. I used the Boho Escape Decorative Bundle from Creative Memories to create 6 double-page layouts and a single-page layout – 13 pages in total! Plus I shared instructions for 3 bonus layouts!
I used almost every piece of the Boho Decorative Bundle, but you may substitute other collections to make the pages. I also used the Mandala Border Punch on almost every layout, but you could substitute the Baroque, Dazzle or Petal Frame Border Punches. In my handouts and videos, I offer tool substitution ideas.
For a $20 fee, you can have access to my instructional page class videos and handouts and also to the private Facebook group where participants have been sharing their versions of my layouts. It’s great to see how others adapted my layouts using different materials and tools!
I’m also offering a Virtual National Scrapbook Day Workshop on Saturday, April 17th. The event will run from 10 am – 5 pm CT. We’ll meet on Zoom for pages classes, plus we’ll have a some fun and shenanigans on a private Facebook group for the event. I’ll be using the Creative MemoriesNational Scrapbook Day Bundle to create my own layouts for the page classes. All classes will include recorded video instructions and printable instructional handouts.
Hello! I’m back with three more layouts that I made from Creative Memories2020 National Scrapbook Day Kit. Please see my post from Friday, August 7th for my first layout. The National Scrapbook Day Kit is super sweet and still available for purchase. Please use my CM link to order. Click on Shop and then Virtual Events on the top menu bar to find the kit. You may wish to purchase the Bundle as you will also get the extra embellishments that I used for my layouts.
I used up almost all of the paper, stickers and embellishments from the NSD kit to make my four layouts. Please read the instructions carefully, so you’ll have enough materials to make all four layouts. To make the second layout that I’m sharing today, you’ll need a piece of reserved paper that you cut from my first layout from August 7th (Step 1).
For my second layout, I created a woven basket piece as a background with the strawberry print paper to highlight a special photo from my granddaughter’s first birthday party. The circular piece created with the Floral Circle Punch reminds me of the crocheted doilies that my grandmothers used to create.
To create my layout:
1. Cut a hollow frame from a sheet of Scarlet Cardstock. Set aside the cut out square to use for the next layout. Cut the strawberry paper to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ and adhere over the hollow frame.
2. Cut strips of the dark green and light green papers to 7/8″ x 6″ and 7/8″ x 10-1/8″. Cut strips of White Cardstock to 1″ x 6-1/8″ and 1″ x 10-1/4″. Adhere the green strips on top of the white strips.
3. Evenly position the shorter dark green pieces in the lower center part of your page, and adhere the tops of the pieces with Tape Runner. Weave through the longer light green pieces, and slide the three long pieces until they’re evenly spaced. Adhere the ends with Tape Runner. Adhere the bottoms of the dark green pieces.
4. From Evergreen Cardstock (or Dark Green Cardstock), use the Floral Circle Punch to punch a circle and then trim as shown. Use the Custom Cutting System with the smallest Circle Pattern and Red Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle from White Cardstock. Trim as shown and adhere to the floral circle piece. Add faux stitching with a Dual-Tip Black Pen.
5. Mat a photo with White Cardstock measuring 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″.
6. Add embellishment pieces with Foam Squares as shown.
Although I didn’t grow strawberries, my blueberry bushes exploded with an abundance of berries this year! I found myself competing with the backyard wildlife, and I had to hustle to pick my ripe berries before the birds and squirrels ate them. My battle with the birds inspired my next layout that features a row of birds sitting above the strawberry patch. The lovely Songbirds Border Punch has been one of my favorite CM punches this past year.
To make my layout:
1. Cut a piece of strawberry paper to 12″ x 4″ and adhere to the bottom of the green striped paper. I positioned my stripes to run horizontally. Use the Original Border Maker System with the new Ruffle Trim Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from Scarlet Cardstock, and adhere to the strawberry strip.
2. Cut a piece of Scarlet Cardstock to 9-1/4″ x 10″. From the center of your piece, use the Custom Cutting System with the small heart pattern from the Gemstone Cutting Patterns and Green Blade on the outside edge to cut two heart photo mats. Also cut a 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ piece to use as a photo mat. When cutting these pieces, make sure to leave an edge around your cardstock as you will use this now hollow piece as a frame for the leftover gray dot piece from the first layout (See my post from August 7th.) The gray dot piece measures 9″ x 9″, so position it towards the bottom of the scarlet frame piece.
3. From Evergreen Cardstock (or Dark Green Cardstock) punch a 9″ border using the Lace Trim Border Punch. Cut off of your cardstock at 2″. Position this piece on top of the gray dot piece leaving the Scarlet Cardstock frame showing.
4. Use the Songbirds Border Punch to punch a row of birds from Evergreen Cardstock.
5. Adhere pieces as shown and add stickers and embellishments as shown. I used Foam Squares for my ribbon pieces at the top of the layout.
My last layout evokes another garden scene of picking strawberries. I created a strawberry patch with the On the Vine Border Punch and heart punch outs. The sweet little basket was inspired by my scrapping buddy, Fran Smitherman, who shared several ideas for creating baskets on our Creative Life Scrapbooking Facebook page.
To make my layout:
1. Cut a 12″ x 3″ piece of strawberry paper and adhere to the top of the gray dot paper. Use the Original Border Maker System with the new Ruffle Trim Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from Scarlet Cardstock, and adhere to the strawberry strip.
2. Use the On the Vine Border Punch to punch a border from Evergreen Cardstock (or Dark Green Cardstock). Adhere to the bottom of the page. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Heart Duet Border Maker Cartridge to punch hearts from Scarlet Cardstock. Use a black pen to add detail to the hearts and adhere over the circles in the vine piece.
3. Use the Floral Circle Punch to punch a piece from White Cardstock and trim as shown. Adhere to top of the page.
4. Add two 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ photo mats from Scarlet Cardstock.
5. Use the Basketweave Border Punch to punch a piece from Brown Cardstock. Trim with scissors as shown. To create the handle, use the Custom Cutting System with the medium sized Circle Pattern and the Blue and Red Blades to cut a hollow frame piece. Cut on the inside edge with the Blue Blade first and then without moving the cutting pattern, cut again with the Red Blade. Trim with scissors to fit the basket piece.
6. Add stickers, embellishments and a bird punched with the Songbirds Border Punch. Adhere some with Foam Squares as shown.
I hope you like these super sweet pages! Don’t feel like you need “strawberry” photos for them. Just use photos of your family members – or maybe stage some photos eating strawberry shortcakes or strawberry ice cream : )
Please note that the new Ruffle Trim Border Maker Cartridge sold out during CM’s promo last month. CM has ordered more of this cartridge, and it is expected to be back in stock in November. To place an order, please use my Creative Memories website link.
Thanks so much for visiting with me, and I’ll be back at the end of the month with the Creative Life Scrapbooking 2020 Summer Blog Hop!
Well, it’s better to be late than never! As we start to think about Croptoberfest, I’m finally sharing the four layouts that I created with the 2020 National Scrapbook Day Kit from Creative Memories. I normally hold a large all-day workshop and/or weekend retreat to celebrate National Scrapbook Day, but I had canceled my event for this year due to the pandemic. I held back on sharing these layouts as I held onto the hope of holding an in-person event. But with new infection rates rising in my local area, it’s time to finally share these layouts.
Today I’m sharing the first of my four layouts. Please visit with me next week as I share the other three. I will be making my layouts with the participants of my Virtual Camp Crop-A-Lot Weekend Retreat this weekend (August 7th – 9th). In addition to these layouts, I’ll also be teaching 5 other page classes, sharing some demos, offering challenges, door prizes and products at special prices. I’ve created a private Facebook group for the event and will be teaching and recording the classes via Zoom. The virtual event begins at 5 pm CT today (August 7th). If you would like to join the fun, please pay your $25 registration fee ASAP using my Pay Pal link.
I love to make pretty pages, and the National Scrapbook Day Kit provided some super cute materials to make some really pretty pages! The strawberry motif made me think of picking strawberries in my garden and old-time kitchen scenes with lace curtains, baskets and mason jars. I channeled these images to create my layouts, and I used up almost all of the materials in the kit and the extra embellishments along with some extra sheets of cardstock.
To make my first layout:
1. Cut a 9″ x 9″ piece from the left-center of the black plaid paper. Make sure to leave space on the left edge of the plaid paper. Set the cut-out piece aside to use on another layout. Cut a 10″ x 10″ piece from Scarlet Cardstock and adhere over the cut out space on the plaid paper. Add faux stitching with Dual-Tip Black Pen.
2. Use the Custom Cutting System with the smaller of the Rectangle Cutting Patterns and the Green Blade on the outside edge to cut a rectangle from the green striped paper. I positioned the stripes on the paper to run horizontally. From the gray-wash print paper, freehand cut a small rectangle shape to use as the lid of your mason jar. Use a Dual-Tip Black Pen to draw details on the jar and lid. Don’t adhere the lid yet.
3. From the dark green paper, use the 12″ Decorative Trimmer to cut three narrow 1/4″ flower stems from the swell side of the trimmer. Adhere these to your jar and then adhere the jar lid. Use the old Cherry Blossom Punch to punch three flowers from White Cardstock and add detail with black pen. Adhere the flowers with Foam Squares and add additional stickers as shown.
4. From Black Cardstock, punch a 10″ border using the Dazzle Border Punch. Trim off of your cardstock at 1-1/2″, and adhere to the bottom of the scarlet piece.
5. Add two 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ photo mats cut from Aqua Cardstock.
6. Add additional stickers and embellishments as shown.
You may purchase the tools that I used and also the exclusive National Scrapbook Day Kit through my Creative Memories website link or get one from me personally. If you order online, click on “Shop” and then look for the “Virtual Events” tab. Make sure to purchase the bundle as you’ll receive the extra embellishments that I used. Keep in mind that the kit also contains instructions from Creative Memories to make two layouts. So you many wish to purchase two of the kits in order to create CM’s layouts and also mine.
Please come back and visit with me next week when I share 3 more layouts that I created from the 2020 National Scrapbook Day Kit!
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.