Sugarplum Christmas Scrapbook Layouts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and visions of the new Sugarplum Collection from Creative Memories are dancing in my head!  The new Sugarplum Collection is full of sweet pastel prints and the most delightful Christmas stickers and embellishments.  Although the papers, stickers and embellishments are perfect for cute and whimsical scrapbook pages, I also used the materials to make a few elegant holiday pages as well.


Fancy ornaments, a classic border, and shades of gold and purple give my first layout an elegant feel.  This layout is the perfect way to highlight a Christmas collection.  I used my home printer to print a sheet of twenty 2″ x 2″ photos of my Precious Moments ornament collection.  Although this only a portion of my collection, I love how the ornaments are showcased on a double-page spread instead of spread out over numerous scrapbook pages.

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I embellished the page with ornament die cuts from the Sugarplum Embellishments and used CM’s Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Cutting Patterns to make additional ornaments.  To make my ornaments, cut two diamonds from Gold Shimmer Cardstock using the blue blade on the inside edge of the diamond cutting pattern.  Use the green blade on the inside edge to cut one diamond from the Gold Shimmer Cardstock.  Cut two diamonds from Eggplant Cardstock using the green blade on the inside edge and one diamond using the red blade on the inside edge.  Mat the gold diamonds on top of the eggplant diamonds.  Use your 12″ Decorative Trimmer and Original Border Maker with Zig Zag and Snowflake Chain Border Maker Cartridges to cut and punch pieces from the Sugarplum Designer Paper and Gold Shimmer Cardstock to decorate your ornaments.

 

To finish the page, cut a 1″ x 12″ strip from the gold print paper and adhere to the left side of one sheet of the lilac print paper.  From the gold print paper, cut a 4-1/4″ x 12″ piece and adhere to the right side of the second sheet of lilac print paper.  Rub your Gold Metallic Pen around the edges of the ornament die cut embellishments and adhere those pieces with Foam Squares and adorn with Rhinestone Gems.  The title is cut from a sheet of the Sugarplum Designer Paper and matted with Gold Shimmer Cardstock.  The border at the top of the page was punched with our new Holly Border Punch from Eggplant Cardstock and also adhered with Foam Squares.

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My second layout features another of my Christmas collections, my Department 56 North Pole Village.  The addition of Navy and Gold Shimmer Cardstock really helped to make these pages pop.  Use the 12″ Decorative Trimmer to cut a wavy edge on a piece of 11-1/2″ x 6-1/4″” White Cardstock.  Cut the aqua print paper to 11-1/2″ x 6″, and adhere both pieces to 12″ x 12″ Navy Cardstock.  Cut additional swell and wave pieces from White Cardstock using the 12″ Decorative Trimmer and edge the pieces with swell and wave pieces cut from the aqua print paper to create snow drifts for the bottom of the page.  Repeat for second page.

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I used scraps of the Sugarplum Designer Paper to hand cut and create small houses.  I adorned the eaves of the roofs with pieces punched with the Original Border Maker with the Crown and Scallop Dot Border Maker Cartridges.  And I used the Heart Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch the heart pieces.  CM’s new Precision Point Adhesive Pen came in handy for adhering all of the small pieces.  I edged all of the house pieces with Gold Shimmer Cardstock to give them more definition.  I used some of the Sugarplum Stickers as further decoration for my houses and the pages.  I matted the title stickers with Gold Shimmer Cardstock and my photos and journaling box with Navy Cardstock.

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My next layout is a quick and easy two-page spread.  From Peacock Cardstock punch a fence using CM’s Victorian Fence Punch.   Cut the fence off of your cardstock at 3-1/8″ to make a 12″ x  3-1/8″ piece.  Repeat.  Cut the Santa border strips from Sugarplum Designer Paper and adhere to your borders.  For your top borders, cut the tree border strips from the designer paper and mat with Peacock Cardstock.

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Mat your photos, title, and journaling boxes with Peacock Cardstock.  My photos measure 4″ x 3-1/4″.  I used CM’s Pastel Pink ABC Stickers for my title.  (Get these before they’re sold out as they are in the Going Gone section of our website.)  Finish the pages by adding trees and the reindeer and moose from the Sugarplum Embellishments pack.  I adhered the deer and moose with Foam Squares and added Rhinestone Gems to my trees.

 

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The layout above is an elegant single page.  Again I used our Gold Shimmer Cardstock to brighten the page and give it more definition.  Cut a piece of the poinsettia/holly paper to 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ and adhere to a sheet of 12″ x 12″ Peacock Cardstock.  (To conserve cardstock, cut out the center of the Peacock Cardstock.)

To make a double frame, cut a piece of White Cardtock to 11″ x 11″.  Measure 1″ from each side of each corner and make a small mark with a pencil.  Use your 12″ Trimmer to cut out a frame starting and stopping at your pencil marks.  You will do the same from a sheet of Gold Shimmer Cardstock, but first cut the gold piece to 11-1/4″ x 11-1/4″ and measure 1-1/4″ from each side.  Adhere the white piece onto of the gold piece and use your Gold Metallic Pen to add dots around the white piece as shown.

Use the large die cut piece from the Sugarplum Embellishments in the top left corner and add a poinsettia punched with CM’s new Poinsettia Punch and a piece of holly punched with the Holly Border Punch.  I used my Gold Metallic Pen to highlight the edges of the embellishment piece and also all of the title stickers.  My photos are cropped to  5″ x 4″ and matted thinly with Gold Metallic Cardstock.

 
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My last layout is another single page and features the Sugarplum Stickers.  Cut a piece of the pink dot paper to 11″ x 11″ and adhere to top of the striped paper.  (To conserve paper, cut out the center of the striped paper first.)  Mat photos with striped paper.  My photos measure 4″ x 5″ and 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and my mats are 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and 4″ x 4″.

Adhere pieces of sticker strips to aqua print paper and mat with white cardstock.  Adhere pieces with Foam Squares to resemble a Christmas Tree.  The presents are pieces cut from a sticker strip and adhered with Foam Squares.  The tree trunk is a candy cane sticker.  The tree topper, the title, and the stockings and candy cane in the banner are also stickers that are adhered with Foam Squares.  To finish your page, add faux pen stitching around the edge of the pink dot paper.

 

Thanks so much for visiting with me, and I hope that you like my Sugarplum pages!  All of the tools and materials used can be purchased on my Creative Memories website.

I wish all of you a beautiful holiday season filled with memorable moments and a very Merry Christmas!

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Get Them Before They’re Gone – Retiring Paper Packs

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To make room in our product line for lots of great new products, Creative Memories has recently discontinued several popular product collections.  These items have been moved to the Going Gone section of our website and are only available while supplies last.

I would also like to remind everyone that our border maker cartridges and stand alone punches are ordered and stocked in a limited quantity and will not be replaced when they sell out.  So if you really like a border cartridge or a punch, it’s best to order it as soon as possible.

Today, I’m sharing page layouts that I made with a variety of retiring products.  The first layout is made with our Hello Baby Embellishments and Hello Baby Girl Paper Pack and Stickers.  I cut strips to 5/8″ wide and wove them together.  This technique worked great with the arrow designs on the printed paper.

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My second page is a different take on the striped jumbo heart that I featured in my last blog post.  Instead of stripes, I cut squares into triangles to make a patchwork heart.  The cute prints and stickers are from our A Year to Remember Part 2 Paper Pack and Stickers.  The background paper is a sheet from a sold-out paper pack, but the wood print paper from our Hello Baby Boy Paper Pack would be a nice substitution.  The title card is from our Natural Elegance Variety Mat Pack.

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To make the jumbo heart featured above, fold a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock (any color) in half.  Sketch half of a heart on the fold line and cut it out.  Cut a variety of 2″ squares and cut them in half on the diagonal.   Adhere the triangle pieces onto the heart piece leaving a lot of over-hang on the edge pieces.  Be mindful of the pattern as you assemble.  I found it helpful to lay out all of the pieces first before adhering them.  After adhering, cut off the over-hang.

My next layout has quite a bit of detail and was more time-consuming to make.  But I enjoyed making it, and I love the finished product!

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I used turquoise printed paper from our discontinued Fresh Picks Paper Pack and solid cardstock from our discontinued Hello Baby Solid Cardstock Pack, and the background paper is from our Achievements Paper Pack.  The stickers are from our discontinued Hello Baby Boy Stickers.  And the cute clouds were made with our sold-out Word Bubble Punch.

To make castle:
Step 1:  Using Original Border Maker with Crown Cartridge, punch two borders from the light gray cardstock and trim off of cardstock at 3.5”.
Step 2:  Using Original Border Maker with Crown Cartridge, punch one border from the light gray cardstock and cut off of cardstock at 4.25”.  Cut this piece into two pieces that are 2” wide each.  These will be the towers.
Step 3:  Using Original Border Maker with Film Strip Cartridge, punch borders from the dark  gray cardstock and use the relief pieces as the brick for the castle walls and towers.
Step 4:  From the dark gray cardstock, cut two pieces that are 2” x 3” and trim to narrow triangles to form the tower peaks.

To make crown:
Step 1:  Using Original Border Maker with Crown Cartridge, punch a border from the light blue cardstock and cut off of cardstock at 2”.  Cut off a 2” wide piece and trim sides at an angle.
Step 2:  Using Original Border Maker with Diamond Scroll Cartridge, make one punch in the center of the crown to form the design.  Cut a small piece of the light grey cardstock to put behind the diamond scroll cut-out.
Step 3:  Adorn with rhinestones.

To finish page:
Step 1:  Cut two sheets of leaf paper to 11” x 7.5”.
Step 2:  From left-over pieces of leaf paper, hand cut with scissors an assortment of leaf patterns to form vines for castle.  You could also substitute with a vine punched from our Garden Vine Punch.
Step 3:  Double mat photos with light blue and dark gray cardstock.
Step 4:  Using the Word Bubble Punch, punch two pieces from the light blue cardstock and trim into clouds.  Using Original Border Maker with Bubble Cartridge, punch circles from small scrap of pink paper.  These will be the cheeks on the clouds.  Use black pen to draw eyes and mouths on clouds.
Step 5:  Assemble page as shown and add title.
Step 6:  Use Foam Squares to adhere stickers.

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Please visit my CM website to purchase any of the materials used.  Happy Scrapping!

Karyn

Have Travel Photos?

We have TWO great new travel collections for you – Cool Serenity and Uncharted!  They are totally different, but both are beautiful!  I love the paper prints in both of these collections, but I really LOVE the die cut embellishments!  And to top if off, we have an item that has been on the top of my personal wish list – a new Grass Border Maker Cartridge!  Yay!  Here are some pages that I made with each of the new collections.

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I’m quite fond of this page that I made with our Uncharted Paper Pack, Embellishments, Stickers and Slide-In Pack!  Although it may look complicated, it was a snap to make.  The building tops are just small pieces of paper that I trimmed to points.  The green border on the bottom was punched with our Original Border Maker with Crown Cartridge.

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For this page, I started with an Uncharted Predesigned Page and added a Crown Border to look like a railroad trestle.  For instructions on how to make both of these pages, please see my post on the CM Blog from June 14th.

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This is a Cool Serenity Predesigned page that I dressed up with some added embellishment.  The grass border and the sun were made with our Border Maker with new Grass Cartridge.  The banner consists of 2″ circles that were cut in half.

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This layout is made with Cool Serenity Paper, Stickers and Embellishments.  The border at the bottom was punched with our Border Maker with Grass Cartridge.  The cute clouds were punched with our Word Bubble Punch – which is now only available while supplies last.  For instructions on how to make both of the Cool Serenity pages, please see my post on the CM Blog from June 20th.

 

 

 

 

June Crop Club

For my June Crop Club, we made three layouts using the same page sketch from Noreen Smith and our CM Hello Baby Boy Paper Pack.  The CM Mint ABC/123 Stickers and some solid cardstock completed the pages.  If you would like to purchase the materials with instructions to make these pages or attend my Crop Club, please contact me.

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Noreen Smith‘s 1-2-3 Sketch

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Noreen Smith‘s 1-2-3 Cutting Guide

 

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The faux chevron border on this layout was made by cutting 2″ squares in half diagonally and arranging as shown.  Additional clouds were punched with our Word Bubble Punch.

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To make the border, use our Original Border Maker with Chevron Cartridge to punch two borders from royal blue cardstock.  Cut the border in half to make the feather-like strips.

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The borders on this page were punched with our Original Border Maker with the Crown Cartridge.

 

It’s Graduation Time!

Is your family celebrating a graduation this year?  Our new Achievements Collection has the perfect Fast 2 Fabulous Album, paper, stickers and embellishments to preserve your memories of this special day.  The white, black and grey hues are lovely and provide the perfect neutral background to personalize with your school colors.  I created these layouts for our CM Blog.  To see instructions for these pages and to see other blog posts with more graduation ideas, please visit my website and click on the Ideas tab.

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