I’ve been busy making sample pages from the new Gather Together Collection from Creative Memories to use as displays and page classes at my up-coming Croptoberfest events in central Illinois. We’ll begin by celebrating with an all-day Croptoberfest workshop on Saturday, September 29th and again on October 17th-21st with a three- or four-day weekend retreat! Please see the events tab for info about my events.
My first layout is a double-page spread that features hand-cut leaves, stickers and beautiful multi-layered embellishments with rose gold foil highlights. The gray dot papers are cut to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ and mounted on 12″ x 12″ sheets of navy cardstock. (To conserve cardstock, I cut out the centers of the sheets of navy cardstock.) My photos are double matted with gold print paper and navy cardstock. From the sheet of leaf paper, I hand-cut leaves and adhered them with Foam Squares to create an explosion effect. I also mixed in a few embellishments and a few stickers with the leaves.
My second layout features the new On The Vine Border Punch and Original Border Maker System with the new Garland Cartridge from Creative Memories. It’s an easy page to make that beautifully highlights my photo and also the two border punches.
Start by cutting a sheet of natural cardstock to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ and mounting to a sheet of 12″ x 12″ black cardstock. The yellow paper is 11-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, and the two white floral pieces are 11-1/2″ x 1/2″. The top vine is punched from black cardstock with the On The Vine Border Punch, and the bottom border was punched from black cardstock with the Original Border Maker System with Garland Cartridge. I layered a few stickers under the pumpkin embellishment. Since all of these photos are from the same photo shoot, I only included journaling on my first layout. But you could add journaling to the right of the photo on this layout.
I used CM’s Custom Cutting System with the old Jumbo Circle Cutting Pattern to cut my large circles in this next layout. If you don’t have this cutting pattern, you can trace around a large plate or use a Cricut or other cutting machine to make a large circle. The black circle is ~11″ in diameter, and the white circle is ~1/4″ larger. I used the On The Vine Border Punch to punch several vine pieces from white cardstock. I adhered the vine pieces with Repositionable Refill Tape and bent the border into shape as I adhered it.
My photos are matted with 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ white cardstock mats, and the titles are stickers. I used the Maple Leaf Punch to punch leaves from the new Bronze Shimmer Cardstock and layered the leaves underneath the large embellishment cluster.
I used the new Sweetheart Recipe Template from CM to create my fourth layout. This 12×12 mylar heart stencil allows you to create a variety of one-of-a-kind layouts with an assortment of traceable heart and chevron shapes – just trace and cut your papers and photos to the pattern of your choosing!
I used black cardstock for the background of my layout and choose to use the chevron pattern with some of the darker patterned papers. I added a 12″ x 3/4″ strip of black cardstock near the bottom as a background to make the border sticker pop. I used stickers to decorate the page and hand-cut the large leaf in the upper right corner from a Variety Mat.
I shared my last layout during the recent PJ Party Virtual Crop held by Creative Life Scrapbooking on Facebook. At Creative Life Scrapbooking, we’re a group of bloggers and Creative Memories Advisors who love sharing ideas and inspiration for CM products. If you’re on Facebook , please “Like” and follow us.
I used the Original Border Maker System with Garland Cartridge on the top and bottom of the page and adhered the yellow print paper behind the border parts. I adhered pieces of the floral print paper behind my tears. The floral embellishments and title are hand-cut from Variety Mats. To see and download step-by-step instructions, please see Creative Life Scrapbooking.
I absolutely adore this beautiful collection! The autumn color palette is one of my very favorites, and each piece of the collection – paper, stickers, embellishments, variety mats, Fast2Fab pages – is a must-have item. If you need a new album cover, you might want to consider the lovely Gather Together album cover that features brilliant sunset orange bookcloth and is adorned with a stunning leaf design that shines in shades of gold, copper and deep-orange foil.
You can purchase the materials and tools used for these layouts on my CM website. I’ll be sharing more layout ideas soon as I make more samples for my weekend retreat in October.