Adventure Scrapbook Layouts

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Sometimes life can go by in the blink of an eye.  I’m not sure how the last six weeks have flown by so quickly, but in the hustle and bustle my blog suffered.  I hope that these layouts make up for missing a post in September.

During the past two weeks, I’ve been busy making lots of sample pages from almost all of Creative Memories current product collections to share with the attendees at my up-coming weekend retreat.  It’s been no small task as CM currently has about 20 different collections.  I love to showcase all of the great paper patterns and coordinating mats, stickers and embellishments and also to show my customers lots of different ways to use our tools.

Here are the pages that I made from the Adventure Collection.  I used the Adventure Paper, Stickers, and Variety Mats.  Although most are single pages, they can all easily be adapted to double-page spreads.

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To create this layout, cut the dark orange paper to 9″ x 10″, mat with brown cardstock, and adhere to beige cardstock.  Cut a piece of the fish/log paper to 9″ x 2-1/2″ and cut in half diagonally.  Flip one side over and mat both pieces with brown cardstock.  Cut a piece of plaid paper to 3-3/4″ x 8-3/4″, notch the bottom edge, and mat with brown cardstock.  My photo is 7″ x 5″ and also matted with brown cardstock.  I adhered all of the stickers with Foam Squares.

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This page shows a great way to use the Gemstone Cutting Patterns.  Start by cutting the center paper to 10″ x 10″, matting with evergreen cardstock, and adhering to the background paper.  Using the Custom Cutting System with the Gemstone Cutting Patterns, cut seven hexagons from designer paper and two photos using the green blade.  Cut mats for the hexagons from evergreen cardstock using the red blade.  Notch the edges of a 4″ x 6″ photo using the 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch and mat with evergreen cardstock.  I adhered the title stickers and the two hexagon photos with Foam Squares.

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I love the designer paper that I used for the background of this page and hated to cover it up.  Start the page by adhering a 12″ x 2″ strip of the stone paper to the bottom edge.  Cut a piece of navy cardstock to 12″ x 2-1/2″, and punch one edge using the Original Border Maker with Paw Prints Cartridge and the other edge with the Evergreen Cartridge.  Adhere on top of the stone paper so the rocks show through the paw prints.  Adhere the boot print sticker to the border as shown.  The title piece is a variety mat cut to 4″ x 4″ and double matted with stone paper and navy cardstock.  Punch antlers using the Outdoor Adventure Quartet Punch and adhere to the title mat.  My photos are also 4″ x 4″ and matted with navy cardstock.  I adhered the title mat, my photos and some of the stickers with Foam Squares.

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To create this page, cut the log paper to 4″ x 12″ and edge with a strip of torn evergreen cardstock.  Using the Original Border Maker with Evergreen Cartridge, punch two borders from evergreen cardstock.  Layer the border pieces and cut to fit.  Cut a piece of the tree sticker strip to fit.  The journaling box is cut from a variety mat and embellished with antlers punched from the Outdoor Adventure Quartet Punch and stickers.  I adhered the journaling box and evergreen tree stickers with Foam Squares.

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My last layout is a quick and easy double-page spread.  Using the Decorative Trimmer, cut four pieces from the fish paper measuring 12″ x 1″.  Mat the border pieces with evergreen cardstock, adhere to background papers as shown.  The title box is variety mat cut to 4-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ and matted with evergreen cardstock.  The journaling box is also a variety mat cut to 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ and matted with evergreen cardstock.  Punch fish using the Outdoor Adventure Quartet Punch and adhere with Foam Squares as shown.

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If you’re looking for a fun and relaxing get away, consider attending one of my Camp Crop-A-Lot Weekend Retreats in central Illinois.  My retreats run from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon with the option of adding Thursday as an extra day.  The price to attend is all-inclusive and includes hotel accommodations (with or without a roommate), all catered meals and use of your own 6 foot scrapping table.  I carry a full inventory of Creative Memories products and provide lots of sample ideas and demonstrations.  I also offer optional page classes.  Please contact me for more information about my retreats and workshops.  I would love to meet you!

Happy Scrapping!

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Americana Scrapbook Layouts

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The July 4th holiday is always a great mid-summer excuse to get together with friends and family.  I love grilling out, yard games, fireworks and all of the pageantry of the holiday.  Last year, we celebrated on our new boat with good friends.

I used the new Americana Paper pack from Creative Memories to scrapbook our memories of the day.  Although there are no stickers or embellishments to accompany this paper pack, I was able to create some great layouts using a variety of our tools.

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To create this layout, cut a 5″ x 8″ piece of dot paper in half diagonally using the 12″-Inch Straight Trimmer.  Use the Original Border Maker with Star Cartridge to punch two borders from cranberry cardstock.  Arrange and adhere the pieces on a sheet of navy cardstock as shown.  Repeat for the second page.

Use the CM Shooting Star Punch and a Silver Metallic Pen to create firework embellishments for the pages.  Adhere the stars with Foam Squares for extra pop.  Create a variety of waving stripes for embellishments and journaling boxes using the 12″-Inch Decorative Trimmer.  Add a title with Navy ABC/123 Stickers.

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The Americana Paper and a few tools proved perfect for my fireworks photos.  Cut the starburst sheet of paper in half to get two pieces that measure 12″ x 6″ each.  Cut two sheets of the blue stripe paper to 12″ x 7″ each.  Use the Original Border Maker with Midnight Star Cartridge to punch two borders from cranberry cardstock.  Adhere all of the pieces together to get two 12″ x 12″ pages.

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To create the diagonal photo mat, cut a piece of cranberry cardstock to 3-3/4″ x 12″ and crop three photos and a piece of beige word patterned paper to fit.  Adhere to page, and cut off the overhang.

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Add additional photos matted with cranberry cardstock.  I used a 7″ x 5″ photo cut in two pieces on the page above and two 4″ x 6″ photos on the first page.  Add titles with Navy ABC/123 Stickers and additional stars punched with the Shooting Star Punch.

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My last layout is yet another version of my jumbo heart pages.  (Please see my blog post from February and my guest post on the CM Blog for other versions.)  This version of a waving flag was created with the 12″-Inch Decorative Trimmer.

Create a heart template by folding a piece of 12″ x 12″ cardstock in half. (The paper insert in our paper packs works great for this.)  Draw half of a heart shape and cut out with scissors.  From blue print and red striped papers, cut 1″ wide strips using the “swell” side of the 12″ Decorative Trimmer.  Use a small amount of CM’s Re-Positional Tape Runner to lightly adhere the strips to your template leaving 1/8″ in-between each strip.  Turn over your heart and cut off the over-hang.  Carefully remove each strip taking care not to bend the paper (CM’s Multi-Purpose Tool is great for this!).  Add more adhesive to each piece and re-adhere on a piece of beige word print paper to reassemble your heart.  Start with your bottom piece and work your way up.  As you may need to “tinker” with your pieces to get the shape right, just lightly lay the pieces down at first and move slightly as needed.  When you’re happy with your shape, rub on the pieces to more tightly adhere them.  The Re-Positional Tape will be very handy.  It’s supposed to look like a waving flag, so your shape doesn’t need to be perfect.

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Create a banner for the top of the page with blue hearts punched and trimmed from CM’s Shooting Star Punch and smaller stars punched from the Original Border Maker System with Star Cartridge.  Adhere the banner pieces with Foam Squares.

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Add a title using Denim ABC/123 Stickers and more stars adhered with Foam Squares to the bottom of your page.  Use a Black Dual-Tip Pen to finish your page with details.

You may purchase the Americana Paper and any of the tools that I used on my CM website.

Thanks much for visiting with me today!  Happy Scrapping!
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More Woodland Whimsy Page Layouts

 

KarynCrops.wordpress.comCLSPJParty - Page 053Have I mentioned that I absolutely love the Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy and Baby Girl Collections from Creative Memories?  So far, I’ve used up two complete collections but haven’t yet scrapped a baby page!  I love the colors and prints – and of course the darling woodland creatures.

This first layout uses paper from both the Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy and Baby Girl Collections.  It also completes my Easter photos from last year.  If you scroll down to my blog post from April 5th, you’ll see my first Easter layout.  If you don’t have the heart cutting templates, you can substitute circles for an equally cute result.

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  1. Cut two sheets of light beige paper to 11-1/2” x 11-1/2”. Using 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch, punch two corners on each page taking notice of direction of paper pattern.  The notched ends with be the four outside corners.  Cut out centers of two sheets of Evergreen Cardstock leaving at least a 1” frame on each side.  Adhere beige pieces to evergreen pieces.
  2. Use Custom Cutting System with old Heart Cutting Pattern or small Circle Cutting Pattern to cut 9 hearts/circles from white cardstock. Use red blade on the outside edge.
  3. From assortment of paper from both the Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy and Baby Girl Paper packs, cut 1” strips.  Adhere strips to the hearts/circles at a slight angle leaving 1/8” in-between strips.  Trim off excess with scissors.  Try to use the same angle on all pieces.  Add faux stitching as shown.  Cut two hearts/circles in half.
  4. Mat photos with Whimsy paper. My photos are 7”x5” and 3-1/4”x5”.
  5. Assemble page with hearts and photos.
  6. With pencil trace around the heart/circle template. Add faux stitching with black pen, and erase any remaining pencil marks.  Add journaling.
  7. Add arrow epoxy embellishments and die cut embellishments with Foam Squares.

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My second layout shows how the Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy Collection can be used for outdoor photos.  The tags on this layout were made with CM’s new 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch.  This layout and the one above were featured during the Pajama Party hosted by Creative Life Scrapbooking on April 28th.

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  1. Use two sheets of beige cardstock as the base of your pages.
  2. Cut two pieces of plaid patter to 12” x 1-1/4” and two pieces of orange paper to 12” x 1-1/2”. Cut two pieces of fox paper to 1” x 12” and two pieces of orange paper to 1-1/4” x 12”.  Layer pieces as shown and adhere to pages.
  3. Cut two pieces of orange paper to 6” x 8-3/4” and notch the outside corners of each piece with the 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch. Adhere to pages as shown
  4. Cut two photo mats from dark green paper to 4-1/4” x 4-1/4” and notch all corners with 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch.
  5. Make 4 tag pieces from beige cardstock and orange paper. My orange pieces are 2-1/2” wide.  Notch corners and make holes with 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch.
  6. Punch leaves with Leaf Trio Punch and adhere to pages with stickers. I used foam squares on the fox and orange mushroom stickers.
  7. Use brown pen to add detail.

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My next page was recently featured during the May Page Sketch Challenge on the Creative Life Scrapbooking Facebook page.  It’s another fine example of how well the baby boy collection can be used for outdoor photos.  The borders on the top and bottom were punched with Creative Memories’ Original Border Maker System with Circle Weave Cartridge.

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This last page was shared on the CM Blog during Creative Memories’ recent NSD Virtual Crop.  The banner was made with the Leaf Trio Punch and Decorative Trimmer from Creative Memories.  I have tons of hiking photos and look forward to scrapping more pages using the Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy Collection.

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I hope that I’ve inspired you to give the Woodland Whimsy Collections a try!  You can purchase any of the tools or materials used on these pages on my CM website.

Happy Scrapping!

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