Several product collections from Creative Memories are now in limited supply and available while supplies last. Before they’re gone, I wanted to share a few layouts with you. My first pages feature the Forever Yours collection. Forever Yours is elegant with shades of pink, rose, gold, navy and silver and perfect for wedding photos. On March 5th, our new Black & White wedding collection will be released. If black and white is not the color palette for your wedding photos, I suggest purchasing the Forever Yours items sooner than later.
My first layout is quick and easy but yet so beautiful. I conserved paper by cutting both the silver and navy paper in half at 6″ and adhering to the 12″ x 12″ paper insert from the paper pack. These inserts serve as a label for the paper packs and show photos of each sheet of paper in the pack. They are also photo-safe and can be used in our albums. With this trick, I saved two 12″ x 6″ pieces of designer paper.
I adhered a border sticker to the paper seam and used the Doily Border Punch to punch two borders from white cardstock. I used the Custom Cutting System with the Circle Cutting Pattern to cut my photo and also to cut a photo mat from the navy paper. I used Foam Squares under the flower and title stickers and added a few grey pearl gemstones.
My second page is also a snap to make! I matted a piece of 6″ x 12″ rose patterned paper with navy cardstock and adhered down the center of a sheet of the multi-print paper. My photos are 4″ x 6″ and also matted with navy cardstock. I used the Original Border Maker with the Heart Chain Cartridge to punch three navy borders and adhered them using our Repositionable Tape. If you don’t yet have CM’s Original Border Maker, the Heart Chain Cartridge is one of three cartridges than come with the border maker when purchased. Lastly I added a paper flower from the Forever Yours Embellishments and leaf and title stickers adhered with Foam Squares.
Although the Forever Yours Paper is perfect for wedding photos, the prints are neutral enough to be used with all sorts of photos. To make the page above, I cut two sheets of pink patterned paper in half on the diagonal and attached to another insert from a paper pack. Since the paper wouldn’t fit in my trimmer when turned on the diagonal, I folded it in half and cut with my scissors. I used my flower embellishments and stickers to cover the uneven cut lines. You will need to cut apart the border sticker to make it fit on the page. I used a Gold Dual-Tip Pen to edge my Forever Yours flower embellishments, added small flowers punched from Gold Shimmer Cardstock to some, and added pearl gemstones to the centers. My photo is 6″ x 4″ and triple matted with two pieces of Gold Shimmer Cardstock and white print paper. The largest gold mat is 7-3/4″ x 6″, and the white piece is 7-1/2″ x 5-3/4″. The smallest gold mat is 6-1/8″ x 4-1/8″. My title piece was cut from a Variety Mat and is matted on a gold shimmer circle and a paper flower embellishment. I hand-cut the ribbon pieces from Gold Shimmer Cardstock.
My last page is a reminder that two of my favorite collections from the last year are also being discontinued and are in limited supply. I’ve made many baby and non-baby pages with both the Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl and Baby Boy Collections. But I love making pretty pages, and I just had to share this final baby page made with the Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Papers and Embellishments.
I used the Custom Cutting System with the old Jumbo Circle Cutting Pattern to cut a hollow circle from brown cardstock. Using the Original Border Maker System with the Sprout Cartridge, I cut two borders from brown cardstock. Using the Cherry Blossom Punch and other flower punches, I created layered flowers from the pink designer paper. My leaves were punched with the Maple Leaf Punch and old Leaf Trio Punch. I used the Outdoor Adventure Quartet Punch to punch a single bird from black cardstock. My photo is 7″ x 5″ and matted with brown cardstock. To assemble, I recommend laying out all of the pieces first before you start to adhere. You’ll have to cut the sprout borders in order to wind them around the circle. I adhered all of the flowers, the bird and the title embellishments with Foam Squares. You’ll notice that I also edged my flower pieces with a brown pen and used the brown pen to draw veins on the leaves and bark lines on the sprout borders and the large circle piece. I also added a pen detail around the entire edge of the page.
You may purchase the pieces of the Forever Yours and Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Collections under the Going Gone section of my Creative Memories website.