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.
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.
Hello! Today I’m sharing an older layout of mine that I had originally shared on Facebook with Creative Life Scrapbooking in 2018. It’s been a favorite of many, and I often get asked for the instructions for this layout. I created the layout using the Little Lamb Girl Collection from Creative Memories, but you can substitute with many other collections. It would look great as a rustic layout for horse riding or horse barn photos. It could also be used for Derby Day layouts. At the time, my grand-daugther loved unicorns, and it was perfect for some “unicorn” photos of her.
Warning – You’ll need quite a few Foam Squares to assemble this.
To create my Unicorn Barn Border:
1. Cut a piece of medium wood-toned paper from the Timber Paper Pack to 11-3/4″ x 3-1/2″. Use a ruler to measure from left to right and make a small pencil mark about 1/4″ from the top edge at 1-1/2″, 3-3/4″, 6″, 8-1/4″, and 10-1/2″. 2. Use the old CM Small Square Maker to punch 1″ squares at each pencil mark.
3. Use Foam Squares to adhere the punched out square pieces to the left of each cut-out. 4. Cut a piece of darker wood paper to 12″ x 3-3/4″. Use Foam Squares to adhere the lighter wood border to the darker wood border. 5. Use the Victorian Fence Border Punch to punch a fence from the darker wood paper. Adhere the fence to the bottom of your border using Foam Squares. 6. Use the Unicorn Punch from the Playland Mini Trio Punch Set to punch unicorns from white cardstock. Use black and silver pens to add details to each unicorn. Adhere the unicorns inside of the barn windows. I used Foam Squares to adhere three of my unicorns.
7. Place word stickers from the Little Lamb Girl Stickers under each unicorn to look like name plates. 8. Use Foam Squares to attach a border sticker from the Little Lamb Girl Stickers to the fence. (You could also use the Original Border Maker System with the Sprout Cartridge to punch a vine to adorn the fence.) 9. The rest of my page is completed with another sheet of Timber Paper, paper from the Little Lamb Girl Paper Pack and stickers from the Little Lamb Girl Stickers.
Wow! This month has flown by, and I just realized that I hadn’t yet posted this month. I took a little break from scrapbooking and my business during the holidays and then spent some time organizing at the beginning of the year. Below is a layout that I created a week or two ago and shared on Facebook with Creative Life Scrapbooking. If you would like to see a second example of this layout, please join the Creative Life Scrapbooking Community. We share weekly ideas on Mondays and Fridays and host specialty events.
For my layout, I used the very lovely Winter Woods collection from Creative Memories. I absolutely love this collection and wish that I had more photos to use with it. I especially look forward to using the beautiful Winter Woods Laser Border Embellishments. I also use the new Dotted Leaf Circle Punch to create a giant snowflake photo frame for the center of my layout. I’m finding this punch to be very versatile, and it’s currently one of my favorite tools. You can use this technique with any of our circle punches. If you don’t have a circle punch, just use the Custom Cutting System with the Circle Patterns. Please see the instructions below for other substitution suggestions.
To Make My Layout:
1. Cut designer paper to 11” x 11-1/4” 2. Cut two 4” x 4” photo mats from Rich Brown Cardstock, and arrange on the lower left of the designer paper. 3. Center the largest Circle Pattern from the Custom Cutting System above the two photo mats leaving enough of an edge to cut around. Use the Blue Blade on the outside edge to cut-out a circle. 4. Use the 12” Trimmer to cut the designer paper vertically from the center of the cut-out circle. 5. Adhere the two pieces of designer paper to a sheet of Rich Brown Cardstock. Position the pieces 3/8” from the outside edges and ¼” from each other. 6. Use the Dotted Leaf Circle Punch to punch a circle from a 6” x 6” piece of White Cardstock. You may also use the Floral Circle Punch or the Ornate Arches Circle Punch. Substitution Idea 1: If you don’t have a circle punch, you may use the Custom Cutting System with the largest Circle Pattern and Red Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle instead. Substitution Idea 2: You may also use the Custom Cutting System with the medium Circle Pattern and Blue Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle from White Cardstock. Use the Baroque Border Punch to punch around the white circle. 7. From the cut-out circle of designer paper, use the Custom Cutting System with the medium Circle Pattern and Red Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle. 8. Use the Custom Cutting System with the smallest Circle Pattern and Green Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle from Rich Brown Cardstock. Use the Custom Cutting System with the smallest Circle Pattern and Red Blade on the outside edge to cut your photo. Adhere to the brown circle. 9. Assemble layout as shown.
If you enjoy virtual crops, you may wish to join me and my scrappy friends at Creative Life Scrapbooking for our January PJ Party virtual crop on Friday, January 29th. This is the beginning of our 6th year of hosting virtual crops, and we’re excited to incorporate a Zoom component to this event! During the PJ Party, we’ll be sharing 8 exclusive double-page layouts with printable handouts and live instructions on Zoom. The sessions will be recorded, so you’ll be able to access the materials later if you’re not able to crop along on the 29th. Please see our registration form for more info.
On February 19-21, I’m hosting my own Virtual Weekend 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! 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, video demos, product sales of discontinued and discounted CM items, challenges, door prizes, and a few fun games. All page classes will be recorded and include instructional handouts.
I will be using the new Boho Escape Collection from Creative Memories for my sample layouts that I share during our page classes. I will use this collection to create some general/everyday layouts and also some vacation layouts. If you would like to also use this collection, please order the Boho Escape Decorative Bundle through my Creative Memorieswebsite link. You may use other materials if you like.
There is a $25 fee to participate. Please pay using my Pay Pal link, or please contact me to mail a check. To Register To Pay
Thanks so much for visiting with me, and I’ll be back soon with more new layouts!
Earlier this year, Creative Memories started offering a new product called laser paper! Laser paper is similar to large cut-files that some create with their Cricuts or other cutting machines. The laser paper pieces are intricately cut from heavy cardstock and include spaces for photographs. The laser papers are double-sided with different colorings on each side. Our first offering was the Beneath the Pines Laser Paper.
The Beneath the Pines Laser Paper was inspired by vines, lush leaves, overgrown foliage and perfectly prickly pine cones. You’ll find the Beneath the Pines Laser Paper in the Last Chance section of the website. Although the Beneath the Pines Paper and Stickers are sold out, the laser paper coordinates with other current collections. I paired this piece from the Beneath the Pines Laser Pack with paper and embellishments from our current All My Love collection. I just need to add journaling instead the green tag.
To make my layout:
1. Cut a hollow frame from a piece of Brown Cardstock. 2. Cut a piece of All My Love Paper to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″, and adhere to the hollow frame. 3. Use Repositionable Tape to adhere the photos to the backside of the laser piece, and adhere the entire piece with photos to the page. 4. Use a Gold Dual-Tip Pen to add detail. 5. Add flowers from the All My Love Embellishments, acorn stickers from the Hello, Autumn Stickers, and a title from the Hello, Autumn Embellishments.
My second layout features a laser piece from the Croptoberfest Laser Paper. This piece is pear green on one side and a light navy blue on the other side. The Croptoberfest Laser Paper coordinates perfectly with our Croptoberfest Kit and also the Hello, Autumn collection. However, I used it with the All my Love collection. Our collections always feature on trend colors, so they often coordinate with each other and are easy to mix and match.
To Make My Layout:
1. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Infinity Border Maker Cartridge to punch two borders from the rust colored All My Love Paper, and adhere to the left and top sides as shown. 2. Adhere photos and a All My Love Variety Mat to the backside of the Croptoberfest Laser Paper piece. Crop photo as needed. Also add some small pieces of the rust colored All My Love Paper behind the cut out leaf pieces. Adhere entire piece to a sheet of All My Love Paper. 3. Rub the edge of a Brown Dot Pen or Brown Dual-Tip Pen around the edges of All My Love Foiled Flower Embellishments. Adhere embellishments to the page. 4. Rub the edge of a Brown Dot Pen or Brown Dual-Tip Pen around the edge of the page.
For my final layout, I used a second laser piece from the Croptoberfest Laser Paper. (The laser paper packs each come with three pieces.) I used the blue side, but the back side is in shades of red. As with the previous piece, this piece coordinates with the Croptoberfest Kit and the Hello, Autumn Collection. But instead, I used it with the Little Dreamer Collection. As I mentioned before, many of our collections coordinate and the pieces can be used inter-changeably. For my layout, I cut small squares from Little DreamerPaper and adhered the pieces behind the laser piece to create a sweet baby quilt background for my photos.
To Make My Layout:
1. Cut small squares from Little Dreamer Paper and Little Dreamer Variety Mats. Adhere pieces behind the laser piece. 2. Use the Custom Cutting System with the Oval and Circle Cutting Patterns to cut photos and a Little Dreamer Variety Mat. Adhere photos and the journaling mat behind the laser piece. 3. Use Foam Squares to adhere Little Dreamer Embellishments.
You can simply use the laser paper as it is to create a fast and easy layout. Or you can do as I did and add additional paper, stickers and embellishments to make a more decorate layout. You’ll find all of the materials that I used for these layouts on my Creative Memories website link.
I had fun playing with my Creative Memories tools and the new Hello, Autumn Paper and Hello, Autumn Tone-on-Tone Paper to create a few fall borders. For my first layout, used the new Apple Chain Border Maker Cartridge and two of my favorite border punches – the Branch Border Punch and the Songbirds Border Punch to create a tree branch full of apples and black crows.
I hope that you were able to purchase the Branch Border Punch last year as it is no longer available. I love how the Branch Border Punch can be used to create borders for all four seasons of the year! If you search my blog, you’ll find several different ideas for using it. If you love the Songbirds Border Punch, I recommend purchasing it sooner than later as it’s been in our product line for about a year now. I also used the new Arch Frame Border Punch – which is quickly becoming a new favorite of mine.
I love how the new Arch Frame Border Punch can be used in many different ways! (Please view my video below.) I also love how it can more easily be used for masculine layouts than some of our other punches. The punch creates a shape that is similar to that of our Medallion Frame Chain Border Maker Cartridge, and borders created with these two tools can be used together for a nice affect.
Arch Frame Border Punch Demo Video
To Create My Layout:
1. Cut a 12″ x 2-1/2″ strip from Hello, Autumn Paper. 2. Use the Arch Frame Border Punch to punch a border from Crimson Cardstock. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Medallion Frame Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from Crimson Cardstock. Layer these pieces as shown, and adhere to a sheet of Hello, Autumn Tone-on-Tone Paper. 3. Cut two 12″ x 1/4″ strips from Crimson Cardstock, and adhere to the seams of the borders. 4. Use the Branch Border Punch to punch a border from Brown Cardstock. 5. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Apple Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch borders from Crimson Cardstock and Hello, Autumn Tone-on-Tone Paper (dark green plaid). With scissors, cut out individual apples from both border pieces and layer. 6. Use the Songbirds Border Punch to punch birds from Black Cardstock. 7. Use the retired Leaf Trio Punch to punch leaves from Hello, Autumn Paper and Hello, Autumn Tone-on-Tone Paper. Crease the leaves slightly to create dimension. 8. Adhere the apples, birds and leaves to the border using Foam Squares to adhere some. 9. My photo mats are: 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″, and the mat for my journaling box is 6-1/4″ x 1-3/4″. My journaling box is 1/8″ smaller than the mat is cut from the new White Lined Paper. 10. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Infinity Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from Crimson Cardstock. Adhere to the bottom of the layout. 11. Add a final embellishment of songbirds and leaves to the bottom corner. Add a title from the Hello, Autumn Stickers.
For my second layout, I paired the Apple Chain Border Maker Cartridge with the Train Tracks Border Punch to create a fall fence row against an autumn moon. Just for fun, I added a few more black crows to complete the border piece. The background paper is from the Hello, Autumn Tone-on-Tone Paper and the leaf patterned paper is from the Hello, Autumn Paper.
For this layout, I also used the Marigold Cardstock that was part of CM’s Cardstock Buffet this past spring. Once a quarter, CM offers a Cardstock Buffet of unique shades of cardstock that will coordinate with up-coming collections. I highly recommend purchasing this extra cardstock whenever it’s available.
To Create My Layout:
1. Cut a 12″ x 3/4″ strip of leave print paper, and adhere to the top of the page. 2. Cut a 12″ x 1/4″ strip of Crimson Cardstock and adhere over the seam of the leaf border and the background paper. 3. Use the Train Tracks Border Punch to punch a border from Brown Cardstock. 4. Use the Custom Cutting System and the largest Circle Cutting Pattern and the Red Blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from Marigold Cardstock. 5. Position the train track/fence piece about 1″ down from the crimson strip, and position the marigold circle behind it. Adhere the pieces. 6. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Apple Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch borders from Leaf Green Cardstock, Crimson Cardstock and Marigold Cardstock. With scissors, cut off the leaves and stems from the crimson border and layer on top of the leaf green border. Use scissors to cut out individual marigold apples and adhere on top of crimson apples. Adhere apple border to the bottom of your fence piece. 7. Use the Songbirds Border Punch to punch birds from Black Cardstock. Adhere birds with Foam Squares. 8. Add a title from the Hello, Autumn Stickers with Foam Squares. 9. Cut a piece of leaf print paper to 11″ x 7-1/2″. Cut photo mats to 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ from Crimson Cardstock. Adhere pieces as shown. 10. Use the Hello, Autumn Journaling Template to trace a small apple piece from Marigold and Leaf Green Cardstocks. Cut out with scissors. Adhere with Foam Squares and add black songbirds.
Thanks so much for visiting with me today for Border Maker Monday with Creative Life Scrapbooking! Please note that Creative Memories is offering a promo beginning today at noon CT (Monday, September 21st) through September 29th at noon CT. With a $125 purchase, you’ll receive your choice of one of two FREE border punches! Please place your orders through my my Creative Memories website link.
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 two layouts that I created with a drapery fold technique. Instead of written instructions, I’ve provided three instructional videos that I shared with my Facebook group, Karyn’s Croppers. If you’re not a member of Karyn’s Croppers, you might like to join my private group. I shared info about Creative Memories products and specials, my events – both in-person and virtual, and also scrapbooking ideas and inspiration. On alternating Tuesdays, I share a Technique Tuesday post that features a traditional scrapbooking technique with an instructional video. You’ll find these in the Album section of Karyn’s Croppers. I shared the layouts below and the technique videos in my most recent Technique Tuesday post.
When selecting paper for your drapery piece, it’s important to select double-sided paper with a contrast between the two sides. For my first layout, I used the new All My Love collection from Creative Memories. Although it’s our new wedding collection, the All My Love Paper and All My Love Flower Embellishments are neutral enough to be used with all kinds of photos. The All My Love Stickers and Variety Mats have sayings that are specific to weddings.
For instructions on how to create my first drapery piece, please view Videos One and Two below.
Video 1: Basic Instructions
Video 2: How to Create the Direction of Your Drapery Fold
Video 3: How to Create the Direction of Your Drapery Fold and How to Create a Mirrored Drapery Fold (Please watch Videos One and Two first.)
For my second layout, I created a mirrored drapery piece for a double-page layout. I used the Little Dreamer Collection for this example. I love the soft muted colors of this collection. The Little Dreamer Stickers and Embellishments are super sweet, and the embellishments are accented with beautiful gold foil. This is a gender-neutral baby collection, and most of the paper contains prints that can be used for all kinds of photos.
I hope that you give this technique a try and create many beautiful layous with it! You can purchase the Little Dreamer and All My Love Collections through my Creative Memories website link.
Normally, I love the change from summer to autumn. I love the cooler days, cozy nights, and the scents of crisp autumn air. And the autumn color palette in shades of orange, gold, green and brown is my favorite. However everything is different this year – in almost every aspect, and I want to hold onto every last bit of summer for as long as I can. But the new product release from Creative Memories offers a bit of excitement for the new season! This is an incredible product release with a beautiful new Hello, Autumn collection and an assortment of new tools!
I was honored and excited to be asked by Creative Memories to produce a preview video of the new items! (Click here to view my preview video.) It was fun getting my hands on the new items early, but so difficult keeping the secret and not sharing anything early! As the new items are now available to purchase, I’m able to start sharing some of my ideas for the new items.
I used the new Apple Recipe Template for my first layout. I predict that this recipe template will be very popular and may sell out early. You can use endless paper combinations to create giant apples in all shades of colors. You can feature one special photo or include more. For my layout, I used orange paper to show how you can use the template to create pumpkin layouts too. I also used the new Apple Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from an orange print Hello, Autumn Variety Mat. The orange color fools the eye into believing that the border is pumpkins instead of apples.
Also notice the very lovely Hello, Autumn Embellishments on this layout. I love the addition of gold foil accents to these embellishments!
To create my layout:
1. Use the Apple Recipe Template to trace the apple/pumpkin shape from Hello, Autumn Paper and cut out with scissors. Use the round tip of a Brown Dual-Tip Pen to add chalking to the edges of your pieces.
2. Use the Apple Recipe Template to trace the photo mat from Hello, Autumn Paper and cut out with scissors. Use the round tip of a Brown Dual-Tip Pen to add chalking to the edges of your pieces.
3. Use the Apple Recipe Template to trace the journaling box piece from a Hello, Autumn Variety Mat. Use the round tip of a Brown Dual-Tip Pen to add chalking to the edges of your pieces.
4. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Apple Chain Border Cartridge to punch a border of apples/pumpkins from a Hello, Autumn Variety Mat.
5. Add Hello, Autumn Embellishments adhering some with Foam Squares.
My second layout features paper from the Hello, Autumn Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack and two more new tools. The Hello, Autumn Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack is full of a plaid pattern in an assortment of colors. I used the new Arches Frame Border Punch along with the new Apple Border Maker Cartridge to create a simple layered border for the bottom of my layout. The arch pieces of the border remind me of basket handles, and the sections can be cut apart to create little apple baskets. So my border makes me think of a row of apple baskets filled with apples.
I created my own larger apple embellishments by tracing apple shapes from the new Hello, Autumn Journaling Template. I traced apples, leaves and stems from Hello, Autumn Variety Mats. I love how the variety mats typically contain unique but coordinating prints that are smaller in scale to the prints featured in the paper packs. I finished my layout with a few Hello, Autumn Stickers and Embellishments.
To create my layout:
1. Cut a hollow frame from Crimson Cardstock and adhere a piece of 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ Hello, Autumn Tone-on-Tone Paper.
2. Cut a 12″ x 2″ strip from Hello, Autumn Tone-on-Tone Paper.
3. Punch a border from Rich Brown Cardstock using the Arches Frame Border Punch. Adhere the border piece behind your border strip as shown.
4. Cut a 12″ x 1-1/4″ strip from Rich Brown Cardstock. Cut a 12″ x 1″ strip from Beige Cardstock. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Apple Chain Border Cartridge to punch a border from Hello, Autumn Paper. Layer and adhere pieces as shown.
5. Use the Hello, Autumn Journaling Template to trace apple pieces onto Hello, Autumn Variety Mats. Cut out pieces with scissors and chalk the edges using the round tip of a Brown Dual-Tip Pen.
6. Use the Custom Cutting System with the medium sized Circle Cutting Pattern and Green Blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from Rich Brown Cardstock. Adhere title sticker. Adhere the piece to the layout using Foam Squares, and layer leaves from the Hello, Autumn Embellishments underneath.
7. Add a journaling box from the Hello, Autumn Variety Mats and another title sticker.
8. My photo mats are 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
I love the new Hello, Autumn Collection and all of the new tools, and I look forward to creating more layouts with them! You may see and purchase any of these items through my Creative Memories website link.
I’ll be teaching a virtual class on how to use the new Apple Recipe Template on September 22nd. I’ll also be hosting a Virtual Croptoberfest Weekend Retreat on October 23rd-25th. If you’ll be participating in the virtual retreat, you may wish to purchase the Hello, Autumn Decorative Bundle and the new 2020 Croptoberfest Bundle as I’ll be using them for my page classes during the event. Please contact me or join my Facebook group, Karyn’s Croppers, for information about these events.
Thanks much for visiting with me today, and I hope to be back soon with more layouts!
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Today I’m featuring a few more scrapbook layouts that I created with the Vitamin Sea Collection from Creative Memories. This collection is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for beach and tropical photos! I love the shades of blue and green and the lovely addition of coral. Please see my post from July 31st for two more layouts that I created with the Vitamin Sea Collection.
My first layout features the fun Palm Trees Border Punch that was a promotional item from earlier this summer. If you missed out on this promotion, please join my Facebook group, Karyn’s Croppers to see info about CM products, specials and my in-person and virtual events. If you’re not on Facebook, please contact me with your email address, and I’m glad to add you to my email list to receive info.
If you don’t have the Palm Trees Border Punch, you can substitute the Sea Shells Border Punch or the Scallop Border Punch . For this layout, I created a frame that draws you into the sand to my perfect spot on the beach. The strips of the botanical print paper and the row of palm trees gives the illusion of being surrounded by a tropical forest afloat in a turquoise sea. Navy Cardstock was a great compliment to this layout and the dark palm trees in my photos.
To make my layout:
1. Cut two pieces of sand paper to 10″ x 9″. Adhere to background paper as shown.
2. Cut strips of the botanical print paper to 11″ x 3/4″ and 3/4″ x 10″. Cut strips of Navy Cardstock to 11″ x 1″ and 1″ x 10″. Layer and adhere the pieces to frame the sand pieces.
3. Using the Palm Trees Border Punch (or Sea Shells Border Punch or Scallop Border Punch) to punch two 11″ borders from Navy Cardstock. Adhere at the tops of the pages as shown.
4. Cut two pieces of Navy Cardstock to 8-1/2″ x 6-1/4″, and mat photos.
5. Use the Custom Cutting System with the Circle Patterns to cut circle pieces from Navy Cardstock, a Vitamin Sea Sticker and the botanical print paper. Add to the top corners to cover your edges.
6. Add Vitamin Sea Embellishments with Foam Squares, and add Vitamin Sea Stickers as shown.
My second layout mimics the look of a tiki hut to highlight some photos of a tropical lunch spot. With a few snips of the scissors, this layout was quick and easy to complete using the beautiful Vitamin Sea Laser Border Embellishments.
To make my layout:
Cut two 1/2″ x 10″ strips of rattan print paper and adhere to the sides of the layout as shown.
Cut a strip of the rattan print paper to 12″ x 2-1/4″. Use scissors to snip the bottom end into small vertical strips. Use Foam Squares to adhere 1″ from the top of the green paper background.
Adhere the tropical leaves Vitamin Sea Laser Border Embellishment on the top edge of the rattan border. Use Foam Squares to add the tropical flowers Vitamin Sea Laser Border Embellishment on top of the existing border as shown. Add gemstone/rhinestone embellishments from the Vitamin Sea Embellishments to the flower border.
Cut a Vitamin Sea Variety Mat to add as a journaling box.
My photos are 6″x 4″ and 4″ x 6″.
The borders in the Vitamin Sea Laser Border Embellishment pack are especially lovely, but you only receive one of each border piece per pack. So if you would like to create borders to run along a double-page layout, you would need to purchase two of the border embellishment packs. With this layout, I show you a way to create a double page layout by using two different border embellishment pieces. One border runs horizontally across the top of the first page, and another border runs vertically down the side of the second page. I also used two different sheets of paper as my backgrounds and different papers for my two borders. But since all of the papers in the Vitamin Sea Paper and Vitamin Sea Tone-on-Tone Papers coordinate, you can easily mix and match like this.
To create my layout:
Cut a 12″ x 2″ strip for the top border. Cut and adhere a 12″ x 1-1/4″ strip below it, and adhere a Vitamin Sea Laser Border Embellishment piece.
Cut a Vitamin Sea Variety Mat to make a title piece and mat it with Dark Sea Green Cardstock.
For the border on the second page, cut a 1-1/2″ x 12″ strip and adhere to the left edge. Cut a 2″ x 12″ strip and adhere next to the first strip. Cut a 1-1/8″ x 12″ strip and mat with a 1-1/4″ x 12″ strip of Dark Sea Green Cardstock. Add a Vitamin Sea Laser Border Embellishment.
Finish your layout with photos, small journaling boxes to fit, and Vitamin Sea Stickers and Embellishments.
As I love it so much, I’ll be purchasing a second set of the Vitamin Sea materials! If you love it too, I would appreciate any purchases that you make using my Creative Memorieswebsite link! While on the website, make sure to check out the very lovely Vitamin Sea Embossed Album Cover and Vitamin Sea Fast2Fab Pages!
Please continue on our Creative Life Scrapbooking 2020 Summer Blog Hop, and visit Diana’s blog next. Thanks so much for visiting with me!