Reconstructed Border Using the Damask Flourish Frame Punch by Creative Memories

Hello! I hope your new year is off to a great start! I’m back with my monthly technique layout and challenge. Please use this technique to create a layout and share it with me in the appropriate album in Karyn’s Croppers on Facebook for an entry into my monthly door prize drawing!

I used the Damask Flourish Frame Punch from Creative Memories to create this beautiful multi-colored border. I punched borders from 4 different coordinating sheets of designer paper, cut the borders apart and reconstructed the pieces to create the bottom border on my layout. I love how the pretty pieces pop on the White Lined Paper that I used for the background. I also love the subtle chevron pattern that was created by the narrow spaces between the pieces.

For my layout, I used paper from the Vivid Melodies Collection from Creative Memories. Vivid Melodies is comprised of 4 paper packs that all coordinate with each other. The Capris Blue, Butterscotch, Jazzberry and Lime Tart Paper packs contain sheets of designer papers with the same patterns but in different colors. The colors are of the same tone, so they mix and match beautifully. There are also coordinating embellishments and stickers for the Vivid Melodies Collection.

After I photographed my layout, I looked at it upside down and decided that I might prefer the larger border at the top of the page. What do you think? Do you like the bigger border at the top or bottom? It’s certainly beautiful both ways!

For step-by-step instructions to create this border and layout, please view my YouTube video. While you’re there, please also subscribe to my YouTube channel.

You may purchase all of the materials and the Damask Flourish Frame Punch through my Creative Memories website link. I appreciate your purchases and offer a generous Customer Rewards Program that is starting new for 2023.



It’s also time to register for our up-coming Creative Life Scrapbooking PJ Party Virtual Crop on January 27th. The live Zoom sessions will be recorded, and we furnish printable handouts. So you can create our layouts at your leisure if you can’t crop along on the 27th. We’ll have a private Facebook group for the event where 100s of examples of our layouts will be shared for added inspiration. You’ll receive instructions for 7 double-page layouts that feature multiple photos and are versatile for easy substitution of tools and materials. There are no special supplies to purchase. Just use your stash! For more info and to register, please see our website at www.creativelifescrapbooking.com.
(The discounted Combo will be available through the end of the month.)

Happy Scrapping!
Karyn

Easy Quilt Scrapbook Technique

For my November Technique Challenge and Layout, I used a layout that I created for the Creative Memories Blog back in September. It’s an easy quilt technique that results in a great scrapbook page that can look different depending upon the materials that you use.

Below is the layout that I created for Creative Memories. I used the Shades of Polar Lights Paper and Polar Lights Embellishments for this layout. For written instructions, please see the CM Blog.


I used the same technique to create a new layout using the Party Time Collection from Creative Memories. I love how this looks and know that I will use it again to create more layouts. For a video demo, please see my YouTube channel.

I would LOVE to see your version of this layout! Please use the technique to create a layout and share your photo in my Facebook group for an entry into my November Door Prize Drawing. It’s going to be great to see many different versions of this layout created with many different materials!

CM is celebrating its birthday week with a Birthday Celebration Promo! With a $75 purchase, you’ll receive a free exclusive Elements Border Maker Cartridge and digital download of a Border Sketch Book. Please note that promo ends at noon CT on November 4th and that the freebies may run out before the end of the promo. Stay tuned for CM’s popular Black Friday Promotion later this month.

Happy Scrapping!
Karyn

Home Sweet Home Spooky & Sweet Scrapbook Layouts

I love creating scrapbook layouts and sharing them with you here! But I also share layouts on Facebook through a group called Creative Life Scrapbooking. Creative Life Scrapbooking is a group of 7 Creative Memories advisors who are passionate about CM products and share twice a week with ideas for using CM’s tools and materials. We also host quarterly virtual crops called PJ Parties. Our next PJ Party is November 4th. If you can’t participate on Zoom with us, you can still register to receive access to the recorded videos and printable layout instructions. To learn more and to register for the PJ Party, please see our website. We also offer printable Idea Books and access to past PJ Parties on our website.

Spooky!

I used the Original Border Maker System with the Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge to create a spooky layout and a sweet layout. Below is my spooky cute Halloween layout that I created with the Happy Hauntings Collection from CM and shared with Creative Life Scrapbooking today.


I used CM’s Original Border Maker System with the new Bats & Stars, Home Sweet Home and Ghost Chain (retired) Border Maker Cartridges to create a spooky street border for the top of the layout. I added some fun shadows and cobwebs with our White Chalk Pen. Further down the page, I used the new Spider Web Frame Punch to create individual spider webs to adorn the layout. For step-by-step instructions, please see my original Facebook post.

Sweet!

A few weeks ago, I created this super sweet layout using the Original Border Maker System and Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge and also shared it with Creative Life Scrapbooking.

I used the housing unit of the Original Border Maker System as a hand-held punch and punched around the outside edge of circle. The houses came to life with a little work with a Micro-Tip Black Pen. I added a few other pieces from a variety of CM punches and border maker cartridges to create a super sweet street scene.

Please see my original Facebook post with Creative Life Scrapbooking for instructions. If you would like a printable handout with instructions, please see our CLS 2022 Idea Book Volume 3.

If you would like to purchase any of the tools or materials that I used for these layouts, I would appreciate your orders through my Creative Memories website. I also offer a generous Customer Rewards Program.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today!
Karyn

P.S. Don’t forget to register for our PJ Party Virtual Crop.

Easy Mosaic Scrapbook Layout

Today I’m revisiting an old layout that I shared here a few years ago. I’ve created a demonstration video, and I’m using this technique for my monthly Technique Tuesday layout and challenge. I challenge all of you to use this technique to create a layout and share a photo of your layout into my #TechniqueTue 30 Album in Karyn’s Croppers on Facebook.

For this layout, I used the lovely Serene Waters Collection and paired it with Dark Sea Green Cardstock. I used the 12″ Decorative Trimmer to cut my photos and paper pieces and added border pieces that I punched with the Friendly Fish Border Punch. I finished the layout by adding some stickers, embellishments and pen details. All tools and materials are from Creative Memories.

Now is a great time to make a purchase as Creative Memories is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of $80US until noon CT on September 9th.

To create my layout, you’ll need:

(2) 12″ x 12″ sheets of tonal paper for your background
(2) 10-1/4″ x 9-3/4″ pieces of Dark Sea Green Cardstock
(2) 1-1/2″ x 6″ pieces of designer paper
(2) 1″ x 4″ pieces of designer paper
(2) 2-1/2″ x 4″ pieces of designer paper
(2) 6″ x 4″ photos
(4) 4″ x 6″ photos
12″ Trimmer
12″ Decorative Trimmer
Friendly Fish Border Punch
Repositionable Tape Runner
Foam Squares
Dual-Tip Pen


I appreciate your orders on my Creative Memories website and offer a generous Customer Rewards Program.

For step-by-step instructions, please view my video on YouTube. I also appreciate your subscription to my YouTube channel.

Above is the layout that I created and shared in 2020. Please click here to view more photos of this layout and also some technique photographs.

I hope that you give this technique a try and share it on Karyn’s Croppers!

Have fun creating!
Karyn

P.S. Don’t forget that FREE SHIPPING ends at Noon CT on September 9th.
PS. Don’t forget to register for my Virtual Croptoberfest Workshop on October 15th.

Wanderlust Travel Scrapbook Layouts

As I’m cleaning my scrapping space and getting ready to create fall and Croptoberfest layouts, I came across these travel layouts that I created earlier in the year. They would be great for photos of your summer travels!

But before we look at the layouts, I wanted to remind you about the FREE SHIPPING promotion that Creative Memories is offering now through noon CT on September 9th. With orders of $80+US, you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING. You may wish to order our new Golden Harvest fall collection and Croptoberfest materials that were introduced on Monday along with some new tools.

You might also be interested in joining me for my Virtual Croptoberfest Workshop on Saturday, October 15th. I’ll be using the Essential Customer Croptoberfest Bundle and the new Autumn Leaves Border Punch to create some of my exclusive layouts. These layouts are for personal use, and I’ll only share them with the workshop participants. If you can’t crop along on October 15th, you can still join the event to have access to my instructional videos and printable handouts. Click here for more information and to register.


I used the Wanderlust Collection and the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge and the Custom Cutting System with the Jumbo Circle Pattern to create the layout above. There are some great sheets of paper in the Wanderlust collection, and I absolutely adore the stickers and embellishments!

To create my layout:
1. Cut a 1″ hollow frame from a sheet of White Cardstock. Cut a sheet of designer paper to 11-1/2″ x 11-
1/2″ and adhere to the hollow frame.
2. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge to punch a
border from White Cardstock. Cut off of the cardstock at 1-1/8″. Adhere the border as shown and
adhere two 1/4″ x 12″ strips of Crimson Cardstock to each edge. (Please note that CM will be retiring
this color along with a few others as it introduces new shades to our cardstock line. See below for more
information.)
3. Cut photo mats from White Cardstock that measure: 5-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ and 4-3/4″ x 4-1/4″. Crop photos
to fit. Use the Custom Cutting System with the smallest Circle Pattern and Green Blade on the outside
edge to cut a mat from White Cardstock. Use the Red Blade on the outside edge to cut a photo.
4. Cut a 5″ x 12″ piece from the word print paper. Arrange the paper piece on the bottom right of the
Cutting Mat. Position the Jumbo Circle Pattern so that the inside edge is at the 9″ mark on the right of
the mat and at the 5-1/2″ line on the left of the mat. See photo. Use the Red Blade on the inside edge
to cut a curve.
5. Keeping the piece on the bottom right corner of the mat, position the Jumbo Circle Pattern so the
outside edge is 8-1/8″ on the right and 4″ on the left. See photo. Use the Red Blade on the outside
edge to cut a curve.
6. Adhere the curved “road” piece to the bottom right of the designer paper. Adhere photos as shown.
7. Use the Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Blue and Red Blades on the inside edge to cut a curved piece.
Cut with the Blue Blade first and without moving the pattern, cut again with the Red Blade. Cut the
piece apart into three segments and adhere as shown.

8. Add stickers and embellishments.


I created the layout and the border below for Creative Memories. The layout on the left was published in the 2022 Exclusive NSD Sketch Booklet. The booklet featured a photo of the completed layout along with a sketch of the layout. My border was on the right page was published on the CM Blog on February 8, 2022. Please see the CM Blog post for instructions to create the border.

Below are step-by-step instructions for the layout on the left side.

1. Cut White Cardstock to 10-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ and adhere to the camera designer paper.
2. Use the 12-Inch Decorative Trimmer on the wavy side to cut What a View Paper to 2-3/4″. Trim the strip
to 10-1/4″ taking off equal amounts from both sides of the strip.
3. Use the 12-Inch Decorative Trimmer on the wavy side to cut What a View Paper into a 1″ strip. Trim the
strip to 10-1/4″ taking off equal amounts from both sides of the strip.
4. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrow Border Maker Cartridge to punch the
reverse side of the What a View Paper. Use the 12-Inch Decorative Trimmer to cut off of the paper at 1-
1/2″.
5. Repeat Step 4. but cut the second border off at 1-3/8″.
6. Trim the two border strips to 10-1/4″ taking off equal amounts from both sides of the strips. Make sure
that the wavy edges match with the wavy edges of the strips from Steps 2 and 3.
7. Crop photos to 6″ x 3-1/2″ and 4″ x 3-1/2″.
8. Position and adhere all of the strips and the photos onto the White Cardstock square leaving about a
¼” in-between the designer paper strips.
9. Add embellishments and stickers with Foam Squares.
10. Add journaling to the wavy spaces.


I created my last layout for #BorderMakerMonday with Creative Life Scrapbooking. When I first saw the new Sunshine Arches BMC, I saw WHEELS – bicycle wheels, tractor wheels, monster truck wheels, ATV wheels, etc. It inspired me to create another travel layout also using the Wanderlust Collection.

For instructions, please see Creative Life Scrapbooking on Facebook.


I’ll be creating and sharing more layouts with our newest collections soon. I hope that you can join me for my Virtual Croptoberfest Workshop. For information and to register, please click here.

Don’t forget that FREE SHIPPING ends on noon CT on September 9th. I appreciate your orders and offer a generous Customer Rewards Program. You can purchase all of the materials and tools that I used through my CM website link.

Creative Memories is adding new colors to our Cardstock line and also retiring a few colors. It is also moving to a uniform cardstock weight of 60lb. Please see below for a chart of colors and dates.

Happy Scrapping!
Karyn

Scrapbooking Technique with Treeline & Dollop Arch Border Maker Punches

Each month I share a scrapbooking technique on my YouTube channel and challenge all of my Facebook followers to use the technique to create and share a layout. When they add a photo of their layout to the appropriate album in Karyn’s Croppers, they are entered into my monthly Door Prize Drawing! These layouts feature the technique that I’m sharing for August.

I’m calling this a Puzzle Piece Technique as we put the punched pieces back together again to create a striking visual effect. Leaving a gap between the punched pieces creates a new secondary pattern and also creates depth on the layout.

I used the Treeline Border Punch and materials from the Leave Nothing Behind Collection for my first layout. This is a retired punch that Creative Memories brought back for its Tool Time Buffet that is happening August 1-9. When you purchase 3 of 9 designated tools, you will receive a free pack of exclusive embellishments. For this promo, CM brought back two additional retired border punches and also introduced two new border punches and a new border maker cartridge. These items are only available until noon CT on August 9th or while supplies last. They will not be available for purchase otherwise.

For more info about the Tool Time Buffet and to purchase, please visit my Creative Memories website. I appreciate your orders and offer a generous Customer Rewards Program.

For my second layout, I used the Dollop Arch Border Punch which is a current tool in our product line. I also used the super cute What a Zoo Too! collection. I love this collection and highly recommend all of the pieces!

For step-by-step instructions on creating these layouts, please visit my YouTube channel. I would also appreciate your subscription to my channel.

For an entry into my August Door Prize Drawing, please use this technique and share a photo of your layout into the #TechniqueTue 38 Album in Karyn’s Croppers.

Happy Scrapping!
Karyn

Our Moments Scrapbook Layouts

The Our Moments Collection is currently my favorite with Creative Memories! I adore the jewel tone color palette and the pretty laser borders, embellishments and stickers. Many of the sentiments and titles are family oriented, so it’s a great choice for your heritage photos. But the colors and patterns are really good for any type of photos!

To create my page, I turned to an older layout of mine for inspiration. I used the 12-Inch Trimmer to create elongated hexagon pieces using the 45-degree line. Please see my video for a step-by-step demo. While you’re on YouTube, please subscribe to my YouTube channel. As a subscriber, you will receive an email and notification whenever I post a new video. My channel will also appear in the Subscription area of the left sidebar on your YouTube homepage, so it will always be easy to find.

After I completed my video, I made some slight changes to my layout and moved two of the paper pieces and some of the cut laser borders. I also added an extra photo.

Below is my older layout that provided the inspiration for this new layout. On the video, I misspoke. I created this layout in 2018 with the old Archiver Collection from Creative Memories. Here’s a link to my original blog post. I used the old 12-Trimmer and created 60-degree angles for this version.




When cutting the hexagon pieces, you’ll end up with several leftover triangles. On my video, I offer a few different suggestions for using the triangles on another layout. Below is one of those ideas. I love how one technique creates unique pieces for 2 different layouts!

To create this layout, cut the purple paper to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″, and adhere to a sheet of Charcoal Cardstock. Adhere the top row of triangle pieces as shown and add the laser border. Adhere a second row of triangles. Just add photos and some stickers and embellishments to finish it!


The Elongated Hexagon Layout is my technique layout for the month of May. I would love to see your versions of it! Please share photos of your completed layouts in the #TechinqueTue 35 Album in my Facebook group, Karyn’s Croppers. Your photo will serve as your entry into my monthly door prize drawing. Create a second layout with your leftover triangle scraps for a second entry! I can’t wait to see what you create!

The Our Moments Collection is available for purchase through my Creative Memories website. When you purchase through me, you’ll be entered into my Customer Rewards Program to receive bonus gifts from me.

Happy Scrapping!
Karyn



4th of July – United We Stand Scrapbook Layouts

Happy 4th of July weekend! I hope that you have something fun planned to celebrate with friends and family. I created two layouts from combinations of new and old Creative Memories products that will be perfect for some of your photos!

My first layout will be great for photos of fireworks! I used the newer Sunny Days Journal Template to draw my lines and the older Firecracker Punch with some designer paper from the United We Stand Collection. The stars are punch-outs from the retired Star Border Maker Cartridge, but you can substitute any small star punch that you might own. This layout has a bit a sparkle provided by the Platinum Shimmer Cardstock, but it’s hard to see in my photographs.


To create my layout:


1. Cut out the center of a sheet of Platinum Shimmer Cardstock to create a hollow frame to conserve cardstock. Cut a
piece of Navy Cardstock to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″, and adhere to the hollow Platinum Shimmer Cardstock frame.
2. Use the Sunny Days Journal Template and the Silver Metallic Dual-Tip Pen to draw alternating solid and dashed lines
on the top half of the layout.
3. Use the Custom Cutting System with the medium Circle Pattern and Blue Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle
from Platinum Shimmer Cardstock. Adhere to the center of the layout.
4. Cut three photo mats from Cranberry Cardstock that measure 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″, and adhere as shown.
5. Use the Firecracker Punch to punch firecrackers from United We Stand Designer Paper. Alternate and adhere the
firecrackers as shown.
6. Use the Original Border Maker System with the retired Star Border Maker Cartridge to punch stars from Platinum
Shimmer Cardstock. Adhere the stars with Foam Squares as shown.
7. Add United We Stand Stickers adhering some with Foam Squares.



I created my second layout for Featured Project Friday for Creative Life Scrapbooking. The inspiration for this layout came from a t-shirt of mine. Again I used a combination of current and older tools with the United We Stand Collection from Creative Memories. If you don’t have the Alpine Mountains Border Punch, you can substitute the Majestic Mountains Border Punch. If you don’t have the Treeline Border Punch, you can substitute the Wheatfield Border Punch. For instructions, please see my Facebook post for Creative Life Scrapbooking and join our private group.

You can purchase most of the tools and materials that I used for these layouts through my Creative Memories website link.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today, and have a wonderful weekend!

Karyn

United We Stand Scrapbook Layouts and Borders

I love the 4th of July holiday! I have great memories of large cook-outs, yard games and fireworks enjoyed as a child. And I still love fireworks! Now I enjoy watching them from our boat. Celebrations along the lake are coordinated, and we can enjoy fireworks for 4-5 nights in a row along with bands playing at the marina. This year’s celebrations will be even more festive as we’re all enjoying the lifted Covid-19 restrictions. I used the super fun United We Stand Collection from Creative Memories to create some layouts in preparation for the photos that I’ll take. All of the layouts feature a large border at the top with ample space to add photos later. But for my first layout, I used a few photos from last year that I hadn’t yet scrapbooked.

The Barbed Wired Border Maker Cartridge is one of my favorites, and I’m having fun finding unique ways to use it. I really love how it looks on this rustic heart. It’s such a simple idea but has a big impact and is so perfect with these photos of my granddaughters.

To Create My Layout:

1. Cut a hollow frame from a sheet of Red Cardstock. Cut a sheet of United We Stand Paper to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″, and adhere to the hollow frame.
2. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Barbed Wire Border Cartridge to punch borders from United We Stand Paper. Trim, stagger and adhere three borders as shown.
3. Use the Custom Cutting System with the small heart pattern from the Gemstone Cutting Patterns and the Green Blade on the outside edge to cut a heart from Blue Cardstock. Use the Red Blade on the outside edge to cut a heart from White Cardstock, and adhere to the blue heart. Use the Red Blade on the outside edge to cut a partial heart from United We Stand Paper. Trim to an 1″, and adhere to the white heart.
4. Trim barbed wire border pieces and adhere to the heart embellishment making sure to match the pattern with the three borders that are on the page. Adhere the heart piece with Foam Squares to the layout as shown also making sure to match the border patterns on the page.
5. Cut 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ photo mats from Red Cardstock, and crop photos to 4″ x 4″.
6. Create a 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ journaling box from White Cardstock, and mat with a 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Red Cardstock.
7. Add United We Stand Stickers with Foam Squares as shown.


My second layout features a fun technique for the new Flag Banner Border Punch. I folded sections of the border piece to create dimension and a new look for the border. With the stickers, the border looks like a flying eagle pulling a banner, or I also see the two border pieces as the wings of the eagle. This would make a great military themed layout.

To Create My Layout:

1. To conserve paper, cut out a hollow section in the lower middle portion of United We Stand star paper. Save the cut-out piece for another use.
2. Cut a hollow frame from a 11-1/4″ x 9-1/4″ piece of Cranberry Cardstock. Cut an 11″ x 9″ piece of United We Stand Paper, and adhere to the hollow frame. Adhere the entire piece to the blue star background paper.
3. Use the Flag Banner Border Punch to punch two borders from United We Stand Paper. With your fingers, fold the flag segments of the border pieces outward to the left and outward to the right. Trim and adhere the borders as shown using Repositionable Tape.
4. Add United We Stand Stickers with Foam Squares.


For my next layout, I used the Flag Banner Border Punch to create a large flag element to run across the top of my page. The red borders make the red strips on my large flag. And I jazzed up the field of blue stars with some additional banner pieces and stickers.

To Create My Layout:

1. Cut a hollow frame from Blue Cardstock. Cut United We Stand Paper to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″, and adhere to the hollow frame.
2. From United We Stand Paper, cut a 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ square, and adhere in the upper left corner of the layout.
3. Use the Flag Banner Border Punch to punch three borders from United We Stand Paper. Trim the borders and adhere to the right of the square piece.
4. Use the Custom Cutting System with the medium Circle Cutting Pattern and Red Blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from United We Stand Paper. Use the Green Blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from Blue Cardstock. Layer the circles, and United We Stand Stickers as shown. Adhere the piece with Foam Squares to the center of the square piece.
5. Cut leftover flag banner pieces into segments of one, and adhere around the circular piece.


My last layout is ready for photos of our boat decorated for the July 4th holiday. I recently purchased some metallic fringe banners to hang on the boat, and this border piece mimics that banner perfectly. I created the border with the Fringe Border Punch that was a freebie item during one of CM’s recent promotions. Make sure to follow me on Facebook or ask to receive my email newsletters to stay up-to-date on promotions, new products and my events.

Please note that the Fringe Border Punch should only be used with designer paper or lighter weight cardstocks (60 lb. paper weight or less). I used our new Firecracker Shimmer, White Shimmer and Starry Night Shimmer Cardstocks which are super light-weight and worked perfectly with the punch. See the image below for the weights of CM cardstock.

To Create My Layout:

1. Use the Fringe Border Punch to punch a border from Starry Night Simmer Cardstock, and cut off of the cardstock at 2-3/4″.
2. Use the Fringe Border Punch to punch a border from White Shimmer Cardstock, and cut off of the cardstock at 2-1/4″.
3. Use the Fringe Border Punch to punch a border from Firecracker Simmer Cardstock, and cut off of the cardstock at 1-3/4″.
4. Layer, and adhere the border pieces to the top of the layout. Cut a 12″ x 1/2″ strip from United We Stand Paper, and adhere at the top of your border.
5. Use the Custom Cutting System with the largest Circle Cutting Pattern and Green Blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from White Cardstock. Use the Blue Blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from United We Stand Paper. Adhere the two pieces, and adhere to the border.
6. Add United We Stand Stickers with Foam Squares as shown.


Don’t forget about the current promotion to receive $20 off of your order! Please click here to use my CM website link to place your order, and use ENJOY20 as the Coupon Code. This promotion ends at noon CT on June 18th, 2021.



If you like these borders and layouts, you might also like an additional United We Stand layout that I created for the CM Blog. The layout has a military vibe and is perfect for honoring your loved ones who have served. Click here to view that layout. Also continue to watch the CM Blog as I created some additional United We Stand borders and a card that should be shared soon.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today!
Karyn

Art Nouveau – Dragonfly Punch Scrapbook Layouts

The Art Nouveau Collection and the Dragonfly Punch were released earlier this spring, but I just recently had time to play with both. I thought that the dragonfly image pairs nicely with the art deco / arts & crafts vibe of the Art Nouveau Collection. This collection is absolutely beautiful and is great for formal, heritage and vintage photographs and layouts. I love the color palette of greens, teals and mustard yellows.


For my first layout, I used the Dragonfly Punch and the Original Border Maker System with the Climbing Vine Border Maker Cartridge to create a textured overlay for the beautiful sheet of designer paper. This layout will be lovely for some photos of the entire family.

To Create My Layout:

1. Cut a 1″ hollow frame from Dark Sea Green Cardstock.
2. Cut a sheet of designer paper to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″, and adhere to the hollow frame.
3. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Climbing Vine Border Maker Cartridge to punch borders from Dark Sea Green Cardstock and mustard yellow designer paper. Trim borders to 4″, overlap, and adhere to layout as shown using Repositionable Tape.
4. Use the Dragonfly Punch to punch eight dragonflies from mustard yellow designer paper, and adhere to the layout as shown using Repositionable Tape.
5. From mustard yellow designer paper, cut two 7″ x 2-1/2″ strips.
6. From Dark Sea Green Cardstock, cut two 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ photo mats. Adhere mats and strips as shown.
7. Add stickers using Foam Squares.


For my second page, I was inspired by a layout that I created for the Creative Memories Blog earlier this spring. I replaced the Cross Punch with the Dragonfly Punch for great results. I love how the dragonfly image works so nicely with the materials in this layout!

Since both of these pages were created with the same collection, they will look beautiful side-by-side in album. Or you can easily adapt both of these pages into double-page layouts. To see another version of this layout that I created with the Keep the Faith Collection and the Cross Punch for Creative Memories, please see the CM Blog.

To Create My Layout:

1. Cut a 1″ hollow frame from Dark Sea Green Cardstock.
2. Cut a piece of light colored designer paper to 11-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, and adhere to the top of the layout.
3. Cut a piece of dark colored designer paper to 11-1/2″ x 7″, and adhere to the bottom of the layout.
4. Cut a 12″ x 1″ strip of designer paper, adhere on the overlapping seam of the papers, and add a border sticker.
5. Cut two photo mats to 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″, and adhere to the center of the layout.
6. Use the Dragonfly Punch to punch seven dragonflies from a variety of designer paper.
7. From the same paper as the dragonflies, cut 1/4″ strips.
8. Arrange the strips and dragonflies as indicated, trim strips as needed, and adhere.
9. Add embellishments and stickers with Foam Squares.

I created a third layout using the Art Nouveau Collection and the new Geometric Frame Punch and recently shared this layout with Creative Life Scrapbooking. I love how the Geometric Frame Punch can have a formal art deco look as well as a fun and funky look. Please see Creative Life Scrapbooking on Facebook for the instructions to this last layout.

I hope that I inspired you today! If you love any of these tools and/or materials, you may purchase them through my Creative Memories website link. Please note that CM has a new promotion beginning on Monday, May 24th at noon CT that includes FREE SHIPPING on orders of $80!

Happy Scrapping!
Karyn