Creative Life Scrapbooking Spring Blog Hop – Simply Sunshine Scrapbook Layouts

Welcome to our Creative Life Scrapbooking Spring Blog Hop!  We’re glad to be back sharing a wide variety of scrapping ideas with you!  Just click on the link at the bottom of my post to take you to the next stop on the blog hop.

I used the Simply Sunshine Collection from Creative Memories to make some spring layouts and a card.  Yellow is my happy color, and Simply Sunshine fills me with happiness!  But it’s not all yellow – there are shades of green and blush too.  The paper pack contains sweet floral prints mixed with a wood-pattern, plaid and some small neutral geometric prints.  And the stickers and embellishments are absolutely adorable!

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You can see some of this adorableness in my first layout that I filled with an abundance of the sweet stickers and embellishments.  They’re all so cute that it was hard to restrain myself!  I started with a 5″ x 7″ photo of my granddaugher that I trimmed to 4-3/4″ x 6-1/2″, and then I created a layout based on my current favorite tool – the Banner Flag Punch!  My layout reminds me of a spring clothesline hanging with banners of all sizes.

 

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My large banner pieces are 6-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ and 4-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.  I trimmed the variety mat with the spring title into a banner shape and tore some strips for the top and bottom of my layout.  I used the Banner Flag Punch to punch pieces and attached them to a 1/4″ strip, and then adhered the strip with banners with Foam Squares.  I added embellishments and stickers adhering some with Foam Squares.

 

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When I saw the bunny and chick embellishments, I immediately knew that I would be using Simply Sunshine to make an Easter layout.  The photos of my granddaughter sitting in the grass inspired me to make a multi-layered grass border for the bottoms of the pages.  To make the grass borders, use the Majestic Mountain Border Punch to punch four borders from the green print paper. Use your scissors to snip off the tops of the mountains as shown in my photo below.  Use the Tulip Border Punch to punch two borders from the yellow print paper and nestle the tulips in between the grass.  I used Foam Squares to give dimension to my grass border.


To complete my layout, I created little Easter vignettes with stickers, embellishments and Easter eggs that I cut from variety mats using the Custom Cutting System with the Gemstone Cutting Patterns.  (There is an egg shape inside of the smallest heart cutting pattern.)

 

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You may have already seen my third layout as it was featured in the April 12th-14th World Wide Virtual Crop held by Creative Memories.  To print a sketch of this layout, please click here to visit the CM Blog.  To create this layout, cut the dark green paper pieces to 11″ x 10″ and cut out the centers to conserve paper.  Also cut out the centers of the floral paper used as the background to conserve paper.  Cut the light green paper to 10-3/4″ x 9-1/2″.

 

My border pieces measure 12″ x 2″ and 12″ x 1-1/4″.  I created the scallop piece on the borders by punching Hay Shimmer Cardstock with the Original Border Maker System with the Rainbow Cartridge and using scissors to snip off the inside loop.


I cut five photos with the Custom Cutting System with the smallest circle pattern with the red blade on the outside edge and cut the mats with the green blade.   My vertical photos measure 3-1/4″ x 6″ and are matted with 3-1/2″ x 7-1/4″ and 3-1/2″ x 9″ pieces of evergreen cardstock.  The border pieces on top of the photos are 3-1/2″ x 1″.  I punched a few smaller flowers from Hay Shimmer using the Embossed Trio Flower Punch.  Make sure to adhere some of the embellishments and the “Sunshine” sticker with Foam Squares for dimension.

 

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The last item that I created is a folded double-pocket card using a sheet of the Simply Sunshine paper and the new 12″ Trimmer from Creative Memories.  I shared this project on our Creative Life Scrapbooking Facebook page earlier in the month.  Please click here to view a video that shows how to cut and fold the paper to make the card.  I decorated the pockets of my card with pieces punched with the Original Border Maker System and Rainbow Cartridge and filled my card with tags that I created using the 4-Way Essentials Punch.

 

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I hope that I’ve inspired you to create some spring projects using the beautiful Simply Sunshine collection!  Please visit my Creative Memories website to purchase any of the tools and/or materials that I used.

Julie’s blog is the next stop on our blog hop.  Thanks so much for hopping with us!
Karyn

Creative Life Scrapbooking Spring Blog Hop:
Organized & Creative Mom
Karyn Crops (You are here)
Julie’s Creative Memories Blog
D. Brinsley’s Memory Keeping Blog
Crop with Stef
Lisa’s Workshop
Celebrating Your Beautiful Life

National Scrapbook Day 2019 – Daisy Scrapbook Layouts

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.

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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.)

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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.

 

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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.)

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Complete your layout with stickers and embellishments adhering some with Foam Squares as shown.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

Happy National Scrapbook Day!
Karyn

Flourish Scrapbook Layouts – Flowers, Banners and More…

Today I’m sharing some scrapbook layouts that I made with the new Flourish collection from Creative Memories.  If you loved the Secret Garden collection from CM last year, you’re likely to also love this collection.  Like Secret Garden, Flourish is full of flowers and butterflies and features watercolor shades of purple and teal, but Flourish also contains a lovely shade of blush.

The Flourish Stickers feature watercolor prints of roses, leaves, hearts and butterflies and are printed on a clear poly.  This allows for the stickers to be layered with some of the background paper and bottom stickers showing through.  I must warn you to take heed when working with these stickers.  They are super sticky and seem to jump out of your hand and right onto your paper – not quite where you intended them to go.  Once on the paper, they are difficult to pull off without taking up some of the paper with it.  The stickers also won’t show up if you put them on the busier prints of paper.  I also found that they didn’t show well on the almost solid sheet of purple in the pack.  If you like the look of a more solid sticker and/or like to add dimension with Foam Squares, adhere the stickers to white cardstock and cut them out with scissors to create a die cut.  Although I found the stickers to be a little challenging to work with, I do love their ethereal watercolor look.

 

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For my first layout, I went a little crazy with the stickers and created a watercolor wreath.  I started by cutting my watercolor background paper to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ and adhering it to a sheet of 12″ x 12″ purple print with the center cut out.  I cut apart the stickers and arranged them on my paper to get my shape, spacing and layering figured out.  (If you use a pencil to draw a circle shape, be warned that the pencil marks will show through the stickers.)

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I then started adhering the stickers taking care to overlap and layer as I went around.  I usually like a little dimension and texture on my layouts, so I added some leaf die cuts from the Blend & Bloom Greenery Embellishments (i.e. my current favorite item).  My photo is 4″ x 5″ and matted with a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of purple print paper and a piece of 5-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ large floral paper.  I love how this paper is a such a close match to my granddaughter’s bib!

 

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For my second layout, I adhered the rose stickers onto white cardstock and cut them out with scissors.  If you look closely, you’ll see some purple residue on my pink roses.  I first put them directly on the purple paper, but didn’t care for how they looked.  So I very carefully pulled them off, but some of the paper pigment remained.  I created a layered embellishment cluster with more leaves from the Blend & Bloom Greenery Embellishments (Did I mention that these are my current favorite product?) and some roses that I punched from white cardstock with the Original Border Maker with Rose Chain Border Cartridge.

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To make my layout, cut a strip of rose print paper to 2-1/2″ x 12″.  Use the Winter Vine Punch (a current favorite tool) to punch a border from the purple print paper and layer as shown.  Cut a 9″ x  10″ piece from the purple paper and a 8-1/2″ x 6-1/4″” piece of white cardstock.  Assemble as shown adding 1/2″ strips of the floral paper to the top and bottom of the purple piece.

 

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My next layout is an explosion of punched pieces, stickers and embellishments.  You’ll notice that I added a little bit of navy cardstock to provide some definition and contrast. For this layout, I adhered all of the Flourish Stickers onto white cardstock and cut out with stickers to create die cuts that could be adhered with Foam Squares.

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To make this layout, cut the floral paper to 12″ x 7″, and cut a thin strip of navy to adhere under the top edge.  Add the finished piece on top of a piece of the word print paper.  My photos are 4″ x 5″ and matted with 4-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ navy cardstock mats.  To create the bottom border, punch navy cardstock and green print paper with the Tulip Border Punch and off-set the pieces.  The borders are 8-3/4″ x 2″.

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For the top of your layout, create a crisscross double banner using the Banner Flag Punch.  Off-set each banner piece of print paper with a banner from navy cardstock.  Finish your layout by layering leaves from the Blend & Bloom Greenery Embellishments with Flourish Sticker adhered with Foam Squares.

 

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Although my last layout was made with Blend & Bloom Pink Paper, I included it here as it also prominently features the Blend & Bloom Greenery  Embellishments.  Over the years, we’ve had many embellishment packs of paper flowers and several flower punches, so I’m really excited to have this entire pack of greenery embellishments.  The leaves are intricately cut from a light-weight chip board.  And each leaf piece is double-sided with a different shade of green giving us more options to mix and match these embellishments.

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My photos are 3″ x 5-3/4″ and matted with a small dot patterned paper from the Blend & Bloom Pink Paper.  I layered the Blend & Bloom Greenery Embellishments with flowers and gemstone and pearl embellishments from the Blend & Bloom Foiled Flower Embellishments.  My layout also includes a banner punched with the Banner Flag Punch and adorned with hearts that were punched by the Original Border Maker with the Heart Duet Border Cartridge.  I adhered the banner pieces with Foam Squares and used White Script ABC/123 Stickers for my title.

I enjoyed creating these pretty pages and hope that I inspired you with a few ideas!  You can purchase all of the tools and materials that I used on my Creative Memories website.

Happy Scrapping!
Karyn

 

Secret Garden Scrapbook Layouts

Oh my goodness!  The new Secret Garden Collection from Creative Memories just might be their most beautiful collection yet!  It’s full of soft watercolor designs in shades of purple and teal.  The Fast2Fab Album with Pre-Designed Pages is absolutely stunning, and has received rave reviews from my customers.  At my recent weekend retreat, I sold 6 of the Fast2Fab Albums!  Personally, I love the Secret Garden Stickers most of all.  The sticker pack is full of lovely floral arrangements and sweet sentiments that are perfect for adorning pretty pages and cards!

We used the Secret Garden Paper and Stickers at my Crop Club last month.  At Crop Club, we use one page sketch, one pack of paper, one pack of stickers or embellishments, and some cardstock to make three double-page layouts.  Please contact me if you live in the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois area and would like to attend my Crop Club.  Or contact me if you’re interested in participating in my Crop Club by mail and would like to purchase my Secret Garden Crop Club Kit.  Below are the three layouts that can be created from the kit.

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We used a 1-2-3 Page Sketch created by my friend, Noreen Smith.  Noreen has created a series of simple sketches that require only three cuts from one sheet of designer paper, and she shares some of these sketches on her blog, Organized & Creative Mom.  She has recently created an e-book of sketches that you can purchase from her blog.

The first layout is adorned with Secret Garden Stickers and also punch outs from CM’s new Double Heart Punch and borders punched with the Doily Border Punch.  The corners of the journaling box were punched with CM’s new 4-Way Heart & Stars Corner and Hole Punch.

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My second layout features a bottom border punched with the Original Border Maker System and the Picket Fence Cartridge.  The Picket Fence Cartridge is one of three cartridges that come with the system when purchased.  A thin 12″ x 5/8″ strip of designer paper was threaded through the picket fence to create a ribbon effect.

I also included a few hearts from the Double Heart Punch and another journaling box with corners punched with the 4-Way Heart & Stars Corner and Hole Punch.

 

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My third layout features a lovely border that I created with the recently sold-out Teardrop Lattice Border Punch.  I punched one border and cut it in half lengthwise and adhered each half to each page and topped them with border stickers adhered with Foam Squares. (This is a good reminder that CM’s punches and cartridges for the Original Border Maker System are considered limited edition items and are only available in a set quantity.  These items are projected to stay in inventory for 3-12 months, but some sell out quickly.)

On all three of my layouts, you’ll notice that I adhered most of the flower, butterfly and title stickers with Foam Squares.  I love the added dimension that the Foam Squares provide to my pages.

You’ll also notice that all three layouts feature a different way to arrange five 4″ x 6″ and 6″ x 4″ photos.  However, you can crop your photos into smaller sizes and arrange them to your liking.

I love all three of these layouts and can’t decide which is my favorite.  Which one do you like best?  Please leave me a comment – I would love to hear from you!

I look forward to making and sharing more pretty pages with this beautiful collection!  Please contact me if you’re interested in purchasing the materials to create these layouts.

Happy Scrapping!

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Little Lamb Non-Baby & Baby Scrapbook Layouts

While I was busy getting ready for my annual National Scrapbook Day workshop, Creative Memories introduced the very adorable Little Lamb Collection at the beginning of the month.  The soft sweet prints are perfect for baby pages, but they are also neutral enough to be used for non-baby pages too.  The collection includes Little Lamb Baby Boy and Little Lamb Baby Girl papers, stickers, variety mats and Fast2Fab albums and pages.  The Little Lamb Embellishment pack is gender neutral and can be used for boys or girls.

I used Little Lamb Baby Girl Paper and Stickers and Little Lamb Embellishments for my first layout.

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To make my hanging heart banner, use the new Double Heart Punch from CM to punch a variety of hollow hearts.  Cut the smaller Foam Squares in half, and use them to adhere the heart pieces.  Finish your hanging heart banner with hand-drawn loops and epoxy dots from the Little Lamb Embellishment Pack.

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The llama border is 12” x 2-1/2” and torn with a CM Tearing Tool.  The yellow print piece is 12” x ½”, and the pink piece is 12” x ¼”.  My photo is 4” x 5-1/4” and matted with a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” piece of pink paper.   The yellow piece behind my photo is 3-1/2” x 6-1/2”.

I added a variety of Little Lamb Embellishments, Little Lamb Baby Girl Stickers, and the inside pieces from the Double Heart Punch.  I adhered most of these pieces with Foam Squares.  To finish my layout, I added faux pen stitching with a fine-tip brown pen.

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For my non-baby page, I used gray cardstock and papers from both the Little Lamb Boy and Little Lamb Girl Paper packs.  The farm print paper and light mint are from the Baby Boy pack, and the wood-grained, yellow, and peach prints are from the Baby Girl pack.  I also used the Little Lamb Baby Girl Stickers and the Little Lamb Embellishments.

 

Since I matted the farm print and wood-grained papers with gray cardstock, I conserved paper by cutting hollow squares from both sheets of the gray cardstock and the farm print paper.  The farm print paper measures 11-1/2” x 11-1/2”; the smaller gray piece is 10” x 10”; and the wood-grained piece is 9-3/4” x 9-3/4”.

For my fence, I used the old Rustic Fence Border Maker Cartridge from CM.  If you don’t have this cartridge, you can use your scissors to cut a border from the Victorian Fence Punch to look more rustic (see photo above).

My jumbo corn journaling box was made from several pieces cut with the Custom Cutting System and the 3-1/2” x 5” Oval Cutting Pattern with red blade on the outside edge.  To make narrower ovals that are more corn-like, cut partially around the oval pattern and then move the pattern over to create tear-drop shapes.

For my “Farm” title, I initially cut letters from the peach paper using my Cricut.  But the peach paper was too light, and the title didn’t show up very well.  So I traced around the letters using a gray pen.  You could do the same with a stencil or write it free-hand.  I adhered all of the embellishments and the small title sticker with Foam Squares.

I look forward to making more baby and non-baby pages with this adorably sweet collection!

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Floral Scrapbooking Layouts

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Typically National Scrapbook Day is celebrated on May 6th.  But this year, my scrapping buddies and I are celebrating with a workshop on April 28th and 29th.  To celebrate the event, Creative Memories produced an exclusive National Scrapbook Day Kit that is only available directly from a CM advisor.  The kit contains paper and stickers in shades of purple, green and teal and comes with instructions for 4 different two-page layouts.

However, I used the kit to create my own floral inspired layouts using our new Cherry Blossom Punch and a few other tools.  I also added some White, Black and Peacock Cardstock that helped to temper all of the bright colors and patterns of the designer paper.

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This first page is ready for a group photo of my friends attending my National Scrapbook workshop.  In addition to the Cherry Blossom Punch, I also used our new 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch, Leaf Trip Punch, and Original Border Maker System with Scallop Dot Cartridge.

  1. From White Cardstock, cut two strips to 12” x 1-1/2” and adhere to top and bottom of decorative paper.
  2. From Eggplant Cardstock, use Border Maker with Scallop Dot Cartridge to punch two borders. Cut off of your cardstock at 1”.  Adhere to the bottom and top of your white strips respectively.
  3. Cut a 12” x 2” strip of decorative paper, and adhere to the bottom of the page as shown.
  4. From White Cardstock, cut a 7-1/4” x 5-1/4” photo mat. Adhere photo mat to page with random pieces of Black, Peacock and Eggplant Cardstock behind it.  See photo.
  5. Cut a 2-3/8” x 4” piece from Black Cardstock and notch top ends with 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch. Cut a 2” x 3-1/2” piece from White Cardstock and notch top ends and punch hole with 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch.
  6. From decorative paper, Peacock, White and Black Cardstock, make a variety of flowers using Cherry Blossom Punch, small flower and small circle punches.
  7. Add pen detail to flowers and faux pen stitching as shown.

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My second page is ready for photos from my garden.  I just filled my window boxes with pretty annuals and will get a nice photo once they fill out some.

  1. From black cardstock, use Argyle Punch to punch a border.
  2. Cut a 9-1/4” x 8-1/2” piece of black cardstock.
  3. Cut two 4-1/4” x 6-1/4” pieces from purple decorative paper and two 4” x 6” pieces from White Cardstock. Assemble for photo mats.
  4. Cut two 4-5/8” x 2” pieces from green decorative paper, and cut ends at an angle as shown to make window boxes.
  5. Assemble page as shown. Adhere window boxes with Foam Squares.
  6. Adorn window boxes with pieces punched from White Cardstock with the Garden Vine Punch and small flowers. Adhere flowers with Foam Squares.
  7. Make three larger flowers using Cherry Blossom Punch and Leaf Trio Punch.
  8. Add pen detail as shown, and add a title with Black ABC/123 Stickers.

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My last layout is a two-page spread that will be perfect for photos of my granddaughter, Mother’s Day, or a spring bridal shower.

  1. Cut six strips from decorative paper to 11-1/2” x 1-½” and notch one end of each into a ribbon edge.  Adhere ½” from bottom of pages.
  2. Cut three photo mats from Peacock Cardstock to 4-1/4” x 6-1/4”. Cut 3 pieces from decorative paper to 4-1/4” x ½”.  Add to pages as shown.
  3. From Eggplant, White and Black Cardstock and decorative paper, make a variety of flowers using Cherry Blossom Punch, Leaf Trio Punch and small flower and circle punches. Add detail to flowers with black pen.
  4. To make journal box, cut a 3” x 4-1/2” peacock piece and a 2-3/4” x 4-1/4” white piece. Notch ends with 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch.  Add faux pen stitching.
  5. Add title with Black ABC/123 Stickers.

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I hope that you’re able to attend a National Scrapbook Day workshop near you!  Please contact me if you would like to purchase this year’s exclusive National Scrapbook Day or any of the other items that I used.

Happy Scrapping!

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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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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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