Hello! I have an offer that might interest you. For those who missed my Virtual Weekend Retreat two weeks ago, I’m offering access to my page classes that I presented during the retreat. I used the Boho Escape Decorative Bundle from Creative Memories to create 6 double-page layouts and a single-page layout – 13 pages in total! Plus I shared instructions for 3 bonus layouts!
I used almost every piece of the Boho Decorative Bundle, but you may substitute other collections to make the pages. I also used the Mandala Border Punch on almost every layout, but you could substitute the Baroque, Dazzle or Petal Frame Border Punches. In my handouts and videos, I offer tool substitution ideas.
For a $20 fee, you can have access to my instructional page class videos and handouts and also to the private Facebook group where participants have been sharing their versions of my layouts. It’s great to see how others adapted my layouts using different materials and tools!
I’m also offering a Virtual National Scrapbook Day Workshop on Saturday, April 17th. The event will run from 10 am – 5 pm CT. We’ll meet on Zoom for pages classes, plus we’ll have a some fun and shenanigans on a private Facebook group for the event. I’ll be using the Creative MemoriesNational Scrapbook Day Bundle to create my own layouts for the page classes. All classes will include recorded video instructions and printable instructional handouts.
Each spring, scrapbookers around the world celebrate our love of scrapbooking with National Scrapbook Day. This year, I’m holding my National Scrapbook Day workshop on May 4th – the “official” day of NSD. My event is almost full, but please contact me if you would like more information about my workshop.
Creative Memories has created some super cute exclusive 2019 NSD items that can only be purchased directly from a CM advisor. There is a NSD Kit with materials and instructions to make 2 double-page layouts, a pack of coordinating cardstock, a NSD Daisy Album, and a 2019 NSD Charm. If you don’t have a CM advisor, I would be glad to help you get any of these items.
I loved the NSD Kit so much that I made some additional layouts with it. I also used the coordinating NSD Cardstock and NSD Gift Embellishments that are packaged as gift items for advisors. I’ll use these layouts for photos from my National Scrapbook Day workshop.
To create my first layout, use scissors to hand-cut around the hexagon shapes of the yellow print paper. My resulting piece is 12″ x 9″. Fussy cut a 12″ by approximately 2″ strip of daisy paper and adhere under the yellow paper. Cut individual and partial daisies and layer and adhere behind the first strip. (You may wish to complete some of the other layouts first, and then cut your daisies from you scraps.)
To complete your page, add stickers and embellishments adhering some with Foam Squares as shown. Use a black pen to add faux stitching and details as shown.
My second layout, is a fun take on the daisy theme. Cut a hollow frame from a sheet of the Vista (blue) Shimmer Cardstock and attach a piece of 11″ x 11″ white cardstock. Using the Custom Cutting System with the small Heart Pattern and Green Blade on the outside edge, cut 5 hearts from Vista Shimmer Cardstock. Use the Red Blade on the outside edge to cut 5 hearts from the daisy print paper. Use the smallest Circle Pattern with Blue Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle from the yellow print paper. My photo mat is 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and is also from the Vista Shimmer Cardstock.
(This exclusive shimmer cardstock is significantly lighter in weight than other shimmer cardstock that CM has offered. So it’s much easier on our blades and punches. The NSD Coordinating Cardstock also contains 2 sheets of Lagoon Shimmer Cardstock – an aqua shade that I did not use on any of my layouts.)
Complete your layout with stickers and embellishments adhering some with Foam Squares as shown.
To make my third layout, cut a 12″ x 6-3/4″ piece of the green dot pattern from one of the sheets of multi-print paper and a 12″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the yellow print paper and adhere to a sheet of white cardstock. (For layouts like these, I like to use the packaging piece of cardstock that is included in CM paper packs. One side of these sheets is printed with info about the paper pack, but they are nice heavy sheets of photo-safe white cardstock.)
Use the Custom Cutting System with the old Jumbo Circle Pattern and Blue Blade on the inside edge to cut a half circle from the daisy print paper. Use the Green Blade on the inside edge to cut a half circle from evergreen cardstock. (Don’t cut full circles as you’ll want to conserve your paper.) Use the Original Border Maker System with Lace Flower Chain Cartridge to punch two borders from the yellow print paper. Adhere the three pieces bending the flower border as you adhere it behind the green cardstock.
Use the Original Border Maker System with Lace Flower Chain Cartridge to punch a border from white cardstock and adhere to a 12″ x 1″ strip of evergreen cardstock. Use the new Essentials 4-Way Punch to punch small circles for the flower centers from yellow print paper. Adhere the border piece and the semi-circle on the page as shown.
From white cardstock, use the Banner Flag Punch to punch three banners. Use a dark green pen to add faux stitching to the banners and the heart and flower embellishments. Adhere banners with stickers and embellishments as shown adhering some with Foam Squares.
For my next layout, adhere an 11″ x 7″ piece of daisy print paper and an 11″ x 2-3/4′ piece of the striped paper to a sheet of navy cardstock. Use the Flower Child Punch to punch a border from yellow print paper. Use the old CM Daisy Bouquet Punch to punch small daisies from white cardstock, and punch centers from yellow print paper using the new CM Essentials 4-Way Punch. Adhere to the Flower Child border as shown and adhere finished border to the page.
Use the Banner Flag Punch to punch banners from cloud cardstock, and use a navy pen to add faux stitching to the banners and the heart embellishments. Create three clusters with embellishments and stickers as shown and adhere the cluster pieces with Foam Squares.
For my last layout, I used a sketch from the recent World Wide Virtual Crop held by Creative Memories as my inspiration. Adhere a 12″ x 3″ piece of yellow dot paper to a sheet of white cardstock. Add a 12″ x 6-1/2″ piece of cloud cardstock and a 12″ x 1″ piece of yellow dot paper. Use the old CM Daisy Punch to punch daisies from the daisy print paper and Vista Shimmer Cardstock, and cut flowers in half. Punch flower centers from yellow paper using the Embossed Trio Flower Punch. Assemble flower pieces and adhere to layout as shown adding a vine sticker.
Use the Custom Cutting System with the largest Circle Pattern and Blue Blade on the inside edge to cut two circles from daisy print paper. Cut circles in half and adhere to bottom of layout as shown. Cut a 4-3/4″ x 7″ piece of yellow paper and a 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ piece of Vista Shimmer Cartridge to create a photo mat.
My square daisy piece is the packaging from the NSD Gift Embellishments. I cut it slightly and matted it with Vista Shimmer Cardstock. From yellow print paper and Vista Shimmer Cardstock, I created a ribbon piece for the right edge. Add stickers and embellishments adhering with Foam Squares as shown.
I hope that I’ve inspired you with my National Scrapbook Day layouts! Please contact me if you would like to purchase any of these NSD materials as they are only available directly from a CM advisor.
Well, we finally reached the end! I scrapped all of my photos from my granddaughter’s birthday party, and I used up most of two National Scrapbook Day Kits and two packs of the coordinating Paper. I still have four full sheets of paper and lots of paper scraps that I’ll use for making cards and scrapbook borders. It will be nice to entirely use up these materials and not add to my growing stash of scrapbook paper and stickers!
I used two sheets of cloud cardstock for the base of these pages and again added strips of paper. I love how the top pieces of striped paper and the sticker banner resemble an awning that is perfect with my playhouse photos. The green color in the paper is also almost a perfect match for the green on the house. Sometimes things work out really well!
To make the top border piece, assemble a 12″ x 1-3/4″ piece of the white print paper, a 12″ x 3/4″ piece of the green striped paper, and a 12″ x 1/4″ strip of royal cardstock. Add the sticker border with Foam Squares. The pieces on the bottom border are 12″ x 3/4″, 1/4″ and 1-1/4″. The title stickers and ice cream cone stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.
Repeat the borders on the second page and add stickers with Foam Squares, journaling and more faux pen stitching. (You’ve probably noticed that I love adding pen work to my pages. Although it’s a simple technique, it can have a big impact on a layout. It can tie pieces together and can add a pop of color when needed. And the addition of black can really help to tone down a layout with lots of different colors and patterns.)
Although all five of my layouts look different, the use of materials from the same collection and the consistent use of faux pen stitching give the series of layouts a nice cohesive look.
Thank you so much for following my 5 part series! I hope that I’ve inspired you and given you some ideas to try. Please leave me a comment and let me know which layout that you like best!
As I’ve mentioned previously, the Creative Memories National Scrapbook Day Kit, Paper and Stickers are exclusive and limited edition items that can only be purchased directly from a CM advisor. If you don’t have an advisor, I would love to help you get the materials.
Hello! This is day four of my five days of National Scrapbook Day layouts using the exclusive National Scrapbook Kit, Paper and Stickers from Creative Memories. These items are only available from a CM advisor. If you don’t have an advisor, please contact me and I’ll be glad to help you get the materials.
The kit comes with instructions to make two layouts designed by CM, but I wanted to give the attendees of my up-coming National Scrapbook Day Workshop some alternative ideas for the materials. And once I made a page, I couldn’t stop – the materials are so cute and perfect for my birthday party photos!
I used white cardstock as the base of these pages and added multiple strips of designer paper. From top to bottom, the size of the strips are: 1/2″, 2″, 5-1/4″, 1-1/2″, and 2″. The 1-1/2″ yellow strip was placed under the bottom of the blue piece. I punched the bottom of the blue piece using the Original Border Maker System with the NEW Double Chevron Cartridge. I love this new border cartridge – it’s such an interesting and versatile pattern!
I cut the border sticker at the bottom center of the page and adhered it with Foam Squares. All of the other stickers are also adhered with Foam Squares.
My journaling box is 3-1/4″ x 2″, and again all of the stickers are adhered with Foam Squares. I used the Black Dual-Tip Pen to add faux pen stitching to both pages.
I’ll see you back here tomorrow for my fifth and final day of National Scrapbook Day layouts! Bye for now…
Hi! I’m glad that you’re back for Part 3 of my 2018 National Scrapbook Day layouts! The National Scrapbook Day materials are such a happy collection of papers and stickers and are perfect for photos of a birthday party! Stay tuned as I still have two more layouts to share with you.
The National Scrapbook Day Kit, Papers and Stickers are exclusive items only available from a CM advisor. If you don’t have an advisor, I would be glad to help you get the items – just send me a message!
Last weekend, I attended an event for Creative Memories advisors, and this is my interpretation of a page sketch that was shared with us. I used two sheets of white cardstock as the base of these pages.
The wide border consists of multi-colored pieces that measure 12″ x 1″ and 12″ x 1/2″. I cut these pieces in relation to the pattern on the paper. I wanted the rows that had yellow scallops. The four royal cardstock strips are 12″ x 1/4″, and the green striped piece is 12″ x 3″. I used the Original Border Maker System with the Button Cartridge to punch the final piece of the border. The title stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.
I used the Custom Cutting System with the medium sized Circle Cutting Pattern and the blue blade on the inside edge to cut the three circle pieces at the bottom of the page. The stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.
I cut the circles for my ice cream cone using the Custom Cutting System with the medium-sized Circle Cutting Pattern and red blade on the inside edge. I started with a 2-1/2″ x 3″ rectangle for the cone. To make a cone shape, cut on a diagonal from the top corners down to the center of the bottom edge. I cut the cherry from red cardstock using the smallest Circle Cutting Pattern and the blue blade on the inside edge. I highlighted the cherry with the Silver Metallic Dual-Tip Pen, and adhered it with a Foam Square.
My photos are 4″ x 6″ and 4″ x 4″, and my photo mats are 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4 and 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. For my journaling, I drew uneven wavy lines to write above. And I finished the layout with faux pen stitching using the Dual-Tip Black Pen.
Welcome back for my second layout featuring the exclusive National Scrapbook Day Kit, Papers and Stickers from Creative Memories! These materials are super cute and perfect for pages featuring children. I still have 3 more layouts to share, so make sure to come back and visit with me over the next three days.
If you don’t have a CM advisor, I would be glad to mail these exclusive items to you as they are only available directly from an advisor. The kit is $12.50, and the coordinating paper pack is $5.00 – plus everyone who purchases from me will also receive a coordinating sticker strip for free.
As with my first layout, these pages also started as single pages that I later put together as a double-page spread. If I had started as a double-page layout, I would have done something different with my banner stickers. But since I had already added the faux pen stitching, I decided not to move them.
For the first page, I used the orange print paper as the base and added a 6″ x 12″ piece of the green striped paper. I punched an edge of the white print paper with the Original Border Maker using the Scallop Dot Cartridge and cut it off of my paper at 2″ wide. The peach patterned strip is 3/4″ wide.
To make my ice cream cone, I cut my photos using the Custom Cutting System and the smallest circle cutting pattern with the red blade on the outside edge. The yellow print, red cardstock, and royal cardstock photo mats were cut on the outside edge with the blue blade. The cone piece is 4-1/2″ wide and cut on a diagonal from the outside corners to the center of the bottom of the piece. I matted the “cherry on top” sticker with a red cardstock circle cut from the medium circle pattern on the inside edge with the blue blade. It is adhered with a Foam Square as are all of the other stickers.
The orange print paper is also the base for the second page. The green striped strips are 3/4″ and 2″ wide. The wide scalloped border is 1-1/2″ wide, and the peach print strip is 3/4″ wide. My two photo mats are 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″, and my six photos are cropped to 1-7/8″ x 4″. All of the stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.
Lastly, I used the Dual-Tip Black Pen to add some faux pen stitching. I love how the simple use of a pen can add so much to a page!
I’ll see you here again tomorrow with another National Scrapbook Day layout!
With National Scrapbook Day right around the corner, I thought that I would share some layouts that I made with this year’s exclusive National Scrapbook Day Kit and National Scrapbook Day Paper from Creative Memories. These materials are only available directly from a CM advisor. If you don’t have an advisor, I would be glad to mail a set to you.
The kit comes with instructions to make two double-page layouts. But I decided to combine materials from the kit, the coordinating pack of paper, and also the exclusive individual sticker sheet to create my own pages. I went a little crazy, and used most of two kits, two packs of coordinating paper, and two of the single sticker strips to make 5 double-page layouts of photos from my granddaughter’s last birthday. If you love these materials and my pages, you might want to get 2 packs of each as they are limited edition items. Please keep checking back as I’ll be sharing a different two-page layout with you over the next 5 days!
At first, I made these as individual pages but decided that they would work together as a double-page layout. I love the bright fun colors, stickers, and my large cherry embellishments on these pages!
To start, cut the background papers to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ and adhere to pieces of 12″ x 12″ royal cardstock. To conserve cardstock, you may cut out the centers of the royal cardstock first.
To make the border, punch one end of the blue paper using the Original Border Maker with Scallop Dot Cartridge. Cut off of your paper at about 2-1/2″ wide. Add a 1/2″ yellow strip and a 1/4″ dark orange strip. Punch small circles from yellow paper, and start layering the circles with your stickers. I cut my stickers off of the sticker sheet with scissors and played with my positioning before removing the backing and adhering them to the page. I also used Foam Squares on most of the stickers.
To create the cherry journaling box, use the largest circle cutting pattern from the Custom Cutting System. Use the blue blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from white cardstock and the green blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from red cardstock.
To create the stem, I used the medium sized circle cutting pattern with the blue blade on the outside edge to cut about a quarter of the way around the cutting pattern. Without moving the paper or the cutting pattern, I used the red blade on the outside edge to cut in the same spot. To make the leaves, I used the inside cutting edge and the green blade to create teardrop shapes. I adhered my top leaf with Foam Squares.
I used the same technique as above to create my double cherry embellishment on the second page. The smaller cherry is cut from the smallest circle cutting pattern using the red blade on the inside edge. I used the blue blade on the inside edge of the medium sized circle cutting pattern to cut a red cardstock circle for the sticker. I adhered this finished piece and the top leaf with Foam Squares.
My photos are cropped to 4″ x 4″, and my mats are 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and cut from royal and red cardstock. I cut the border sticker and adhered with Foam Squares on the top and bottom of my photos.
Lastly I used our Red Dual-Tip Pen to add faux pen stitching around the scalloped edges of the border sticker on the top and bottom of the photos and also on both sides of my side border. I used the Red and Green Dual-Tip Pens to add faux pen stitching around my cherry journaling box and embellishments. I also used our Silver Metallic Dual-Tip Pen to add a little detail to the small cherry. I love how the addition of the pen work really helped to make these pages pop!
Please send me a message if you need helping purchasing these materials, and please check back tomorrow for another double-page layout!
Typically National Scrapbook Day is celebrated on May 6th. But this year, my scrapping buddies and I are celebrating with a workshop on April 28th and 29th. To celebrate the event, Creative Memories produced an exclusive National Scrapbook Day Kit that is only available directly from a CM advisor. The kit contains paper and stickers in shades of purple, green and teal and comes with instructions for 4 different two-page layouts.
However, I used the kit to create my own floral inspired layouts using our new Cherry Blossom Punch and a few other tools. I also added some White, Black and Peacock Cardstock that helped to temper all of the bright colors and patterns of the designer paper.
This first page is ready for a group photo of my friends attending my National Scrapbook workshop. In addition to the Cherry Blossom Punch, I also used our new 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch, Leaf Trip Punch, and Original Border Maker System with Scallop Dot Cartridge.
From White Cardstock, cut two strips to 12” x 1-1/2” and adhere to top and bottom of decorative paper.
From Eggplant Cardstock, use Border Maker with Scallop Dot Cartridge to punch two borders. Cut off of your cardstock at 1”. Adhere to the bottom and top of your white strips respectively.
Cut a 12” x 2” strip of decorative paper, and adhere to the bottom of the page as shown.
From White Cardstock, cut a 7-1/4” x 5-1/4” photo mat. Adhere photo mat to page with random pieces of Black, Peacock and Eggplant Cardstock behind it. See photo.
Cut a 2-3/8” x 4” piece from Black Cardstock and notch top ends with 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch. Cut a 2” x 3-1/2” piece from White Cardstock and notch top ends and punch hole with 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch.
From decorative paper, Peacock, White and Black Cardstock, make a variety of flowers using Cherry Blossom Punch, small flower and small circle punches.
Add pen detail to flowers and faux pen stitching as shown.
My second page is ready for photos from my garden. I just filled my window boxes with pretty annuals and will get a nice photo once they fill out some.
From black cardstock, use Argyle Punch to punch a border.
Cut a 9-1/4” x 8-1/2” piece of black cardstock.
Cut two 4-1/4” x 6-1/4” pieces from purple decorative paper and two 4” x 6” pieces from White Cardstock. Assemble for photo mats.
Cut two 4-5/8” x 2” pieces from green decorative paper, and cut ends at an angle as shown to make window boxes.
Assemble page as shown. Adhere window boxes with Foam Squares.
Adorn window boxes with pieces punched from White Cardstock with the Garden Vine Punch and small flowers. Adhere flowers with Foam Squares.
Make three larger flowers using Cherry Blossom Punch and Leaf Trio Punch.
Add pen detail as shown, and add a title with Black ABC/123 Stickers.
My last layout is a two-page spread that will be perfect for photos of my granddaughter, Mother’s Day, or a spring bridal shower.
Cut six strips from decorative paper to 11-1/2” x 1-½” and notch one end of each into a ribbon edge. Adhere ½” from bottom of pages.
Cut three photo mats from Peacock Cardstock to 4-1/4” x 6-1/4”. Cut 3 pieces from decorative paper to 4-1/4” x ½”. Add to pages as shown.
From Eggplant, White and Black Cardstock and decorative paper, make a variety of flowers using Cherry Blossom Punch, Leaf Trio Punch and small flower and circle punches. Add detail to flowers with black pen.
To make journal box, cut a 3” x 4-1/2” peacock piece and a 2-3/4” x 4-1/4” white piece. Notch ends with 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch. Add faux pen stitching.
Add title with Black ABC/123 Stickers.
I hope that you’re able to attend a National Scrapbook Day workshop near you! Please contact me if you would like to purchase this year’s exclusive National Scrapbook Day or any of the other items that I used.
Here are two more reasons to attend my National Scrapbook Day workshop on April 22 & April 23! I made these pages using our exclusive National Scrapbook Day paper and stickers. Attending my event is the only way to get these great items. Attend both days or one. There will be lots of scrapping, make-n-takes, demos and displays, a page class, door prizes and more! Please contact me for a registration form.
I made the water using our Shape Maker and 2″ Circle Cartridge. The boat was made with our Border Maker and Film Strip Cartridge. The flags were either free hand cut or punched with our Chevron and Star Border Maker Cartridges. The clouds are trimmed from our Word Bubble Punch.
The pieces on this page were cut from the NSD paper and stickers.
I’m holding a two-day workshop to celebrate National Scrapbook Day on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. Come one day or both days! There will be lots of scrapping fun, food, make-n-takes, page classes, door prizes, inspiration and more! Please contact me for a registration form.
I’m excited to share that I’m the newest member of the CM Design Team. As an assignment for the team, I created the pages below using our Exclusive National Scrapbook Day items. Making these pages will be an optional class available at my National Scrapbook Day workshop. The only way to get the exclusive paper and stickers is to attend my workshop.
Lighthouse pages made with our Exclusive National Scrapbook Day items, our Border Maker with Picket Fence Cartridge and our new Word Bubble Punch.
Boardwalk pages made with our Exclusive National Scrapbook Day items.