Croptoberfest Layout with Hollow Circles

It’s one of my favorite times of the year – the start of the fall scrapbooking season! As the kids are back in school and summer vacations are over, we all start to settle back into our old routines and get back to our regular scrapbooking. To celebrate the season, Creative Memories releases a special Croptoberfest Collection each year, and this year’s Croptoberfest materials are really beautiful in shades of blues and browns with cute owl accents.

I used materials from the 2023 Croptoberfest Kit and Mini Embellishments to create the layout above. The adorable Owl Punch was released at the same as the Croptoberfest materials, and it coordinates beautifully with the collection. The Owl Punch has been so popular that it’s already in low quantity, so please purchase it right away if you love it.

I also used the current Field Fence and Leafy Vine Border Punches and the retired Simple Leaf and Pinecone Punches to complete my layout.

Please see my YouTube channel for a demonstration of how to punch the hollow vine circles and also how to use the Owl Punch.

This page is one half of a double-page layout that I created for my Virtual Croptoberfest Workshop on September 23rd. For my workshop, I created 4 double-page layouts and one single-page layout. These are exclusive layouts that I won’t share elsewhere and are for your personal use only.

All of the class sessions will include printable instructional handouts and pre-recorded video instructions. We’ll meet on Zoom on the 23rd to create the layouts together. But if you can’t be on Zoom with me, you will still get access to the instructional handouts and videos.

Register for my Virtual Croptoberfest Workshop:

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Purchase Croptoberfest Collection:
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Happy Scrapping!

Endless Meadows Scrapbook Layouts

What a fickle spring this has been! Beautiful weather one day and back to winter the next. Although my spring blooms are behind schedule this year, I can enjoy a few photos from last spring with this pretty page that I created for Creative Life Scrapbooking. I used the lovely Endless Meadows Collection from Creative Memories and the new Wildflowers and Field Fence Border Punches.

Please visit our Creative Life Scrapbooking Facebook page to see instructions for my layout. You’ll also want to follow me and my scrappy friends at CLS as we share new layout ideas on Mondays and Fridays. We also hold virtual crops and offer on-demand page classes and printable idea books.

You might be interested in joining our PJ Party Virtual Crop on Friday, April 29th. We’ll meet on Zoom to create 5 double-page layouts together. Plus there will be 2 more additional layouts shared. If you can’t crop along on the 29th, you can still register for access to our recorded videos and printable handouts. We create double-page layouts that hold several photos. The layout designs are versatile so you can use materials that you already own. And we offer tool substitution suggestions. Please see our website for more information and to register.

Here’s a layout that I shared with the followers of my private Facebook group, Karyn’s Croppers. I shared the layout technique and challenged them to use the technique to create a layout and share a photo into the group for an entry into my Monthly Door Prize Drawing! Again I used the Endless Meadows Collection for this layout.

I used the 12-Inch Trimmer with the Scallop and Scoring Blades and an easy cutting and folding technique to create the decorative panels in the center of the layout. For instructions, please see and subscribe to my Karyn Crops YouTube Channel.

I created one last layout with the Endless Meadows Collection. This was another layout that I shared with Creative Life Scrapbooking. To create my pretty border, I used the new Circle Chain Border Maker Cartridge with the Spring Leaf Punch and the old Blooming Medallion Punch. You can easily substitute any flower punch.

For easy step-by-step instructions, please see Creative Life Scrapbooking on Facebook.

You’ll find the beautiful Endless Meadows Collection and most of the tools that I used on my Creative Memories site. I appreciate all of your orders and offer a generous Customer Rewards Program.

PS. Check out my newest On-Demand Page Class offering! You can now purchase access to my super cute National Scrapbook Day Layouts. Look at the top menu bar of this page or click here to see all of the classes that I offer.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today!