Spring Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to our Creative Life Scrapbooking’s Spring Blog Hop!  We’re so glad that you’re hopping with us today and hope that you’re getting inspired by what you see.

I’m absolutely in love with the new Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy and Baby Girl Collections from Creative Memories.  In fact, they might be my favorite collections yet.  Although they are being promoted as baby collections, the paper and some of the embellishments and stickers are neutral enough to be used for almost any kind of scrapbook page.  (Please visit my website to see the entire collection and purchase any of the items.)

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Today I’m sharing an Easter layout and a Mother’s Day card that I created with the Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Paper and Stickers and tools from Creative Memories.  As soon as I saw the colors in this collection, I knew that they would be perfect for last year’s Easter photos.  I’m a sucker for wood-grained or wood-paneled paper, and this collection has two gorgeous sheets with a deer motif.  Although not inherently Easter-inspiring, I just had to use this sheet for my layout.

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I love making pretty pages, and this layout has a lot of beautiful detail.  I enlarged the signature photo to 5″ x 7″ and drew further attention to it with a faux grapevine wreath cut from three shades of brown cardstock.  The fence-like border at the bottom ties the pages together and also brings some of the wood-paneled paper to the first page.  To create movement and more cohesion, I repeated the garden vine embellishments in three spots.  Lastly, the yellow daffodils made with our new Cherry Blossom Punch and Embossed Trio Button Punch add a final bright spring touch to the layout.

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To make this layout, you’ll need:

Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Paper
Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Stickers
Woodland Whimsy Baby Embellishments
Watercolor Green ABC/123 Stickers
Yellow paper (I used yellow paper from the new CM Fur Buddies Paper Pack.)
Brown Cardstock in three shades
White and Evergreen Cardstock
Custom Cuttting System with old CM Jumbo Circle Pattern
Original Border Maker System with Lace Scallop Cartridge and Zig Zag Cartridge
Garden Vine Punch
Cherry Blossom Punch
Embossed Trio Button Punch
All-Purpose Scissors
Foam Squares
Tape Runner
Repositionable Tape Refill
Brown Dual-Tip Pen
(Please visit my website to purchase any of these items.)

  1.  Cut the deer paper to 7″ x 12″ and cut a sheet of the light green paper to 5.5″ x 12″.  Adhere the deer paper to the light green paper making sure to end up with a 12″ x 12″ piece.
  2. The borders were made with 1-1/2″ high strips of wood paper edged with layered cardstock and paper borders punched with the border maker system and zig zag cartridge.  From white cardstock, use border maker and lace scallop cartridge to punch borders and adhere the sticker strips.  Adhere this piece to the wood border with foam squares.
  3. Cut three hollow rings from the solid brown cardstock (I used three different shades.) using the old CM jumbo circle cutting pattern.  Use the green blade on the inside edge to cut first and without moving the cutting pattern, cut again with the red blade on the inside edge.
  4. Punch vines from the dark green paper and solid evergreen cardstock.  Layer the dark green pieces on top of the solid evergreen pieces.
  5. Make daffodils with the cherry blossom punch and embossed trio button punch.  Slightly fold the petals to give some dimension. Adhere the flowers with foam squares.
  6. Mat photos with a narrow white mat and a larger mat from peach plaid paper.
  7. Assemble page as shown and add pen detail and journaling.
  8. The arrow for my title is from the embellishment pack.  I adhered the bunny and mushroom stickers with foam squares.

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For my second project, I made a Mother’s Day card from the same materials.  The basket card opens up to reveal a bookmark and a bouquet of paper flowers.

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My bookmark measures 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″.  I notched the ends and punched the hole with our new CM 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch.  The flower was made with our Cherry Blossom, Daisy and Embossed Trio Button Punches.  I adhered the flower and stickers with foam squares.

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To make the basket, cut a sheet of brown cardstock to 4-1/2″ x 12″ and fold in half to make a 4-1/2″ x 6″ piece.  Keeping the fold on the bottom, cut around the top part of the piece using our Custom Cutting System with the 4″ x 6″ oval pattern and blue blade on the outside edge.  Without moving the pattern, cut around the pattern with the red blade on the outside edge to make the handle of the basket.  With straight trimmer, cut across the top of the basket to reveal the handles as shown below.  Trim the sides of the piece if needed to match up the handles with the sides of the basket.

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I embellished the front of my basket with a mat from the Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Variety Mat Pack and paper flowers.  I added more flowers to the inside of the card as shown in the photo above.  This would make a cute Mother’s Day, Birthday, Shower or Graduation card.

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Thanks again for hopping with us today and make sure to follow Creative Life Scrapbooking on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest where we share more great page and project ideas.

The next stop on the hop is Lisa at Lisa’s Workshop.

Stefani at CropWithStef
Fran at CelebratingYourBeautifulLife
Noreen at OrganizedAndCreativeMom
Candace at Scrappin’Jpegs
Karyn at KarynCrops (You Are Here.)
Lisa at Lisa’sWorkshop
Diana at D.Brinsley’sMemoryKeepingBlog

Happy Spring!

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Thankful…

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This beautiful page is a visual reminder of two little people who we are most grateful for this Thanksgiving season.  The page is on my old Creative Memories Everyday Display in my kitchen, and I can’t help but smile whenever I look at it.

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I used our Bats in the Belfry paper that has cute Halloween prints on one side and neutral prints on the backsides.  The leaves were punched with our Maple Leaf and Leaf Trio Punches, and the brown vine was punched with our Garden Vine Punch. I sketched and free-hand cut the tree trunk myself, and I used our Gold ABC/123 Stickers for the title.  Please visit my website to purchase any of these products.

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Happy Thanksgiving!
Karyn

Painted Harvest Crop Club

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We used the new Painted Harvest Paper and Embellishments, Garden Vine Border Punch, and Midnight Star Border Maker Cartridge from Creative Memories at our October Crop Club session.  This collection is full of vibrant prints and lovely embellishments that are perfect for autumn photos.

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We used the sketch below from my friend, Noreen Smith, to make three double-page layouts.  We opted to add an additional photo to each page.

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I used the new Ruby ABC/123 Stickers for the Title on this layout.  I also used a small heart punch and scrap paper to make the pumpkin embellishments.  The Garden Vine border was punched from Evergreen Cardstock.

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That’s our new Peacock Cardstock on these last pages – such a great color!  The peacock borders were punched with our Original Border Maker System and new Midnight Star Border Maker Cartridge.  We did a bit of piecing in order to get a strip of the wood-grained paper on each end.

To see or purchase any of the products used, please visit my CM website.

Happy Fall!

Karyn

Croptoberfest!

 

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Our Exclusive Croptoberfest Paper and Stickers evoke a warm fuzzy fall feeling with beautiful muted and textured papers!  Our Croptoberfest items are only available for a limited time and are only available directly from a CM advisor.  Please contact me if you would like to purchase them.

To make my pages below, you’ll need the Croptoberfest paper and stickers, our Maple Leaf Punch and our Border Maker System with Picket Fence Cartridge and Circle Weave Cartridge.  I also used our Mint ABC/123 Stickers for my title on this first page.

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Instructions to make this layout:

  1. From diamond patterned paper (see photo), cut two 1-3/8” x 12” strips following the pattern of the paper as shown.
  2. Noting direction of the pattern, cut dark wood grained paper in half. Cut mottled green paper in half.  Lay a piece of the wood grained paper abutted on top of a piece of the green using  the grid on your custom cutting system mat as a guide to line up the pieces to a perfect 12″ x 12″ shape.  Adhere a border piece horizontally to the center of the page to hold both sides together.  Repeat with second page.
  3. Using the red blade on the outside edge of the 4” x 6” oval pattern, cut an oval from the orange word patterned paper. Using your scissors cut a little dip in the top center of the piece to make it look like the top of a pumpkin.  Using the green blade on the outside edge of the 4” x 6” oval pattern, cut an oval from the brown cardstock.  Adhere the patterned piece on top of the brown piece.  Use scissors to trim the brown cardstock to follow the dip that you had previously cut in the patterned paper.
  4. Using the red blade on the outside edge of the 3.5” x 5” oval pattern, cut an oval from the orange word patterned paper. Using the green blade on the outside edge of the 3.5” x 5” oval pattern, cut an oval from the brown cardstock.  Cut both pieces in half vertically and adhere patterned pieces to the brown pieces.  Using your scissors, freehand cut a stem piece from the green word patterned paper.  Adhere this piece to the brown cardstock and cut brown cardstock with scissors to create a mat for the green stem piece.
  5. Assemble and adhere your pumpkin pieces on the first page as shown.
  6. From red word patterned paper, cut two 4.25” x 6.25” photo mats and mount photos. From beige wood grained paper, cut four 3.75” x 3.75” photo mats.  Crop four photos to 3.5” x 3.5” and mount on mats.
  7. From the backside of the paper with the journaling boxes, cut a 4.75” x 3” journal box. From dark brown wood patterned paper, cut a 5” x 3.25” mat for the journaling box.
  8. Adhere photos and journaling box to pages.
  9. Using the border maker with picket fence cartridge, punch two borders from the dark brown wood patterned paper. Use foam squares to adhere to bottoms of pages.
  10. Using maple leaf punch, punch leaves from the red word patterned paper, green word patterned paper and the orange word patterned paper.
  11. Adhere “Love This” sticker to green word pattern and trim to a ribbon shape.
  12. Add leaves and stickers to page as shown using foam squares on the ribbon piece and green leaf.
  13. Add title and journal.

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Instructions to make this layout:

  1. Cut two 1.5” x 12” strips from the dark brown mottled paper.  Cut two 1” strips from the green word patterned paper.  Using the border maker, punch two circle weave borders from the dark brown wood patterned paper.  Layer and assemble pieces as shown.
  2. Noting direction of the pattern, cut the beige wood grained paper in half. Noting the direction of the pattern, cut the diamond patterned paper in half.  Lay one of each piece side-by-side on top of your custom cutting system mat using the grid so that the pieces line up to a perfect 12×12 shape.  Adhere a border piece vertically to the center of the page to hold both sides together.  Repeat with second page.
  3. From the backside of the paper with the journaling boxes, cut a 4” x 3.25” journal box.
  4. From the brown mottled paper, cut two 4.25” x 6.25” photo mats and a 4.25” x 3.5” mat for your journaling box.
  5. From the green word patterned paper, cut four 4.25” x 4.25” photo mats. Crop four photos to 4” x 4” and adhere to mats.  Adhere all of your photos and journaling box to your pages.
  6. From green word patterned paper, red word patterned paper, and orange word patterned paper, punch leaves using maple leaf punch.
  7. Layer stickers and leaves using foam squares on some pieces as shown.

 

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For instructions to make this page, please search Google for “sunburst scrapbook page”, and you will find several tutorials and YouTube videos.

New Hello Baby Collections

Last month, CM introduced our new Hello Baby Girl and Hello Baby Boy Collections.  Each collection features a beautiful embossed Fast 2 Fabulous Album, pre-designed album pages, a Slide-In Pack, a Paper Pack, and Stickers.  And there’s also an Embellishment pack that coordinates with both collections.  To compliment all of this cuteness, a new Button Chain Border Maker Cartridge was also released.  On April 29th, I was the guest blogger on the CM Blog.  Here are two page layouts that I created for my post about using the baby papers and fun color combos for non-baby pages.  To see the entire blog post with more page layouts and instructions, please click on the Idea Tab on my CM website.  If you love what you see, please leave me a comment!

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This layout was created with paper from our Hello Baby Boy and Hello Baby Girl Paper Packs.  The borders were created with our Diamond Scroll and Lace Flower Chain Border Maker Cartridges.

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This layout was created with our Hello Baby Boy and Hello Baby Girl Paper Packs.  The border was made with our Chevron Border Maker Cartridge.

 

Love This Paper Pack!

Here are two more reasons to attend my National Scrapbook Day workshop on April 22 & April 23!  I made these pages using our exclusive National Scrapbook Day paper and stickers.  Attending my event is the only way to get these great items.  Attend both days or one.  There will be lots of scrapping, make-n-takes, demos and displays, a page class, door prizes and more!  Please contact me for a registration form.

 

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I made the water using our Shape Maker and 2″ Circle Cartridge.  The boat was made with our Border Maker and Film Strip Cartridge.  The flags were either free hand cut or punched with our Chevron and Star Border Maker Cartridges.  The clouds are trimmed from our Word Bubble Punch.

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The pieces on this page were cut from the NSD paper and stickers.

 

 

National Scrapbook Day

I’m holding a two-day workshop to celebrate National Scrapbook Day on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23.  Come one day or both days!  There will be lots of scrapping fun, food, make-n-takes, page classes, door prizes, inspiration and more!  Please contact me for a registration form.

I’m excited to share that I’m the newest member of the CM Design Team.  As an assignment for the team, I created the pages below using our Exclusive National Scrapbook Day items.  Making these pages will be an optional class available at my National Scrapbook Day workshop.  The only way to get the exclusive paper and stickers is to attend my workshop.

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Lighthouse pages made with our Exclusive National Scrapbook Day items, our Border Maker with Picket Fence Cartridge and our new Word Bubble Punch.

 

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Boardwalk pages made with our Exclusive National Scrapbook Day items.