Get Them Before They’re Gone – Retiring Paper Packs

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To make room in our product line for lots of great new products, Creative Memories has recently discontinued several popular product collections.  These items have been moved to the Going Gone section of our website and are only available while supplies last.

I would also like to remind everyone that our border maker cartridges and stand alone punches are ordered and stocked in a limited quantity and will not be replaced when they sell out.  So if you really like a border cartridge or a punch, it’s best to order it as soon as possible.

Today, I’m sharing page layouts that I made with a variety of retiring products.  The first layout is made with our Hello Baby Embellishments and Hello Baby Girl Paper Pack and Stickers.  I cut strips to 5/8″ wide and wove them together.  This technique worked great with the arrow designs on the printed paper.

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My second page is a different take on the striped jumbo heart that I featured in my last blog post.  Instead of stripes, I cut squares into triangles to make a patchwork heart.  The cute prints and stickers are from our A Year to Remember Part 2 Paper Pack and Stickers.  The background paper is a sheet from a sold-out paper pack, but the wood print paper from our Hello Baby Boy Paper Pack would be a nice substitution.  The title card is from our Natural Elegance Variety Mat Pack.

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To make the jumbo heart featured above, fold a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock (any color) in half.  Sketch half of a heart on the fold line and cut it out.  Cut a variety of 2″ squares and cut them in half on the diagonal.   Adhere the triangle pieces onto the heart piece leaving a lot of over-hang on the edge pieces.  Be mindful of the pattern as you assemble.  I found it helpful to lay out all of the pieces first before adhering them.  After adhering, cut off the over-hang.

My next layout has quite a bit of detail and was more time-consuming to make.  But I enjoyed making it, and I love the finished product!

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I used turquoise printed paper from our discontinued Fresh Picks Paper Pack and solid cardstock from our discontinued Hello Baby Solid Cardstock Pack, and the background paper is from our Achievements Paper Pack.  The stickers are from our discontinued Hello Baby Boy Stickers.  And the cute clouds were made with our sold-out Word Bubble Punch.

To make castle:
Step 1:  Using Original Border Maker with Crown Cartridge, punch two borders from the light gray cardstock and trim off of cardstock at 3.5”.
Step 2:  Using Original Border Maker with Crown Cartridge, punch one border from the light gray cardstock and cut off of cardstock at 4.25”.  Cut this piece into two pieces that are 2” wide each.  These will be the towers.
Step 3:  Using Original Border Maker with Film Strip Cartridge, punch borders from the dark  gray cardstock and use the relief pieces as the brick for the castle walls and towers.
Step 4:  From the dark gray cardstock, cut two pieces that are 2” x 3” and trim to narrow triangles to form the tower peaks.

To make crown:
Step 1:  Using Original Border Maker with Crown Cartridge, punch a border from the light blue cardstock and cut off of cardstock at 2”.  Cut off a 2” wide piece and trim sides at an angle.
Step 2:  Using Original Border Maker with Diamond Scroll Cartridge, make one punch in the center of the crown to form the design.  Cut a small piece of the light grey cardstock to put behind the diamond scroll cut-out.
Step 3:  Adorn with rhinestones.

To finish page:
Step 1:  Cut two sheets of leaf paper to 11” x 7.5”.
Step 2:  From left-over pieces of leaf paper, hand cut with scissors an assortment of leaf patterns to form vines for castle.  You could also substitute with a vine punched from our Garden Vine Punch.
Step 3:  Double mat photos with light blue and dark gray cardstock.
Step 4:  Using the Word Bubble Punch, punch two pieces from the light blue cardstock and trim into clouds.  Using Original Border Maker with Bubble Cartridge, punch circles from small scrap of pink paper.  These will be the cheeks on the clouds.  Use black pen to draw eyes and mouths on clouds.
Step 5:  Assemble page as shown and add title.
Step 6:  Use Foam Squares to adhere stickers.

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Please visit my CM website to purchase any of the materials used.  Happy Scrapping!

Karyn

Croptoberfest!

 

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Our Exclusive Croptoberfest Paper and Stickers evoke a warm fuzzy fall feeling with beautiful muted and textured papers!  Our Croptoberfest items are only available for a limited time and are only available directly from a CM advisor.  Please contact me if you would like to purchase them.

To make my pages below, you’ll need the Croptoberfest paper and stickers, our Maple Leaf Punch and our Border Maker System with Picket Fence Cartridge and Circle Weave Cartridge.  I also used our Mint ABC/123 Stickers for my title on this first page.

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Instructions to make this layout:

  1. From diamond patterned paper (see photo), cut two 1-3/8” x 12” strips following the pattern of the paper as shown.
  2. Noting direction of the pattern, cut dark wood grained paper in half. Cut mottled green paper in half.  Lay a piece of the wood grained paper abutted on top of a piece of the green using  the grid on your custom cutting system mat as a guide to line up the pieces to a perfect 12″ x 12″ shape.  Adhere a border piece horizontally to the center of the page to hold both sides together.  Repeat with second page.
  3. Using the red blade on the outside edge of the 4” x 6” oval pattern, cut an oval from the orange word patterned paper. Using your scissors cut a little dip in the top center of the piece to make it look like the top of a pumpkin.  Using the green blade on the outside edge of the 4” x 6” oval pattern, cut an oval from the brown cardstock.  Adhere the patterned piece on top of the brown piece.  Use scissors to trim the brown cardstock to follow the dip that you had previously cut in the patterned paper.
  4. Using the red blade on the outside edge of the 3.5” x 5” oval pattern, cut an oval from the orange word patterned paper. Using the green blade on the outside edge of the 3.5” x 5” oval pattern, cut an oval from the brown cardstock.  Cut both pieces in half vertically and adhere patterned pieces to the brown pieces.  Using your scissors, freehand cut a stem piece from the green word patterned paper.  Adhere this piece to the brown cardstock and cut brown cardstock with scissors to create a mat for the green stem piece.
  5. Assemble and adhere your pumpkin pieces on the first page as shown.
  6. From red word patterned paper, cut two 4.25” x 6.25” photo mats and mount photos. From beige wood grained paper, cut four 3.75” x 3.75” photo mats.  Crop four photos to 3.5” x 3.5” and mount on mats.
  7. From the backside of the paper with the journaling boxes, cut a 4.75” x 3” journal box. From dark brown wood patterned paper, cut a 5” x 3.25” mat for the journaling box.
  8. Adhere photos and journaling box to pages.
  9. Using the border maker with picket fence cartridge, punch two borders from the dark brown wood patterned paper. Use foam squares to adhere to bottoms of pages.
  10. Using maple leaf punch, punch leaves from the red word patterned paper, green word patterned paper and the orange word patterned paper.
  11. Adhere “Love This” sticker to green word pattern and trim to a ribbon shape.
  12. Add leaves and stickers to page as shown using foam squares on the ribbon piece and green leaf.
  13. Add title and journal.

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Instructions to make this layout:

  1. Cut two 1.5” x 12” strips from the dark brown mottled paper.  Cut two 1” strips from the green word patterned paper.  Using the border maker, punch two circle weave borders from the dark brown wood patterned paper.  Layer and assemble pieces as shown.
  2. Noting direction of the pattern, cut the beige wood grained paper in half. Noting the direction of the pattern, cut the diamond patterned paper in half.  Lay one of each piece side-by-side on top of your custom cutting system mat using the grid so that the pieces line up to a perfect 12×12 shape.  Adhere a border piece vertically to the center of the page to hold both sides together.  Repeat with second page.
  3. From the backside of the paper with the journaling boxes, cut a 4” x 3.25” journal box.
  4. From the brown mottled paper, cut two 4.25” x 6.25” photo mats and a 4.25” x 3.5” mat for your journaling box.
  5. From the green word patterned paper, cut four 4.25” x 4.25” photo mats. Crop four photos to 4” x 4” and adhere to mats.  Adhere all of your photos and journaling box to your pages.
  6. From green word patterned paper, red word patterned paper, and orange word patterned paper, punch leaves using maple leaf punch.
  7. Layer stickers and leaves using foam squares on some pieces as shown.

 

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For instructions to make this page, please search Google for “sunburst scrapbook page”, and you will find several tutorials and YouTube videos.

September Crop Club

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At my September Crop Club, we made three double-page layouts using the same page sketch, one pack of Denim Blues Paper, one pack of Denim Blues Embellishments and one sheet of white cardstock.  We also used our new Lace Scallop and Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridges and our new Shooting Star Punch.  Our Denim Blues ABC/123 Stickers were an additional item that could be added.  Please contact me to purchase this kit.

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We used this page sketch that my friend, Noreen Smith, designed for Creative Memories.

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This page features our Lace Scallop Border Maker Cartridge and a mixture of the flower and button embellishments for very sweet and feminine look.  It’s hard to see, but the background paper features tiny light blue dots on a white background.

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For a more masculine look, I used a large square in the background instead of a circle and also featured our new Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge and the button embellishments.  Our new Repositionable Tape Runner Refill was perfect for adhering the delicate Lace Scallop and Circle Weave borders!

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This fun and spirited layout features our new Shooting Star Punch.  The bottom strips with the stars were cut from the backside of the background papers.  After cutting off the strips, I “taped” them back to the background papers with the striped strips.  The white letter stickers are an old CM product.

New Denim Blues

 

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The response to our new Denim Blues Collection has been tremendous!  It can be used for feminine and masculine pages and everything in-between.  Everyone is absolutely loving it!  The collection includes an actual Denim Coverset, Paper Pack, Embellishments and ABC/123 Letter Stickers.

I made the page above on a Spargo 12 x 12 Plain Page and used the Denim Blues Paper Pack, Embellishments and ABC/123 Stickers.  I also used our new Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge to punch the border.  Our Original Border Maker System is now available with three cartridges instead of one – all for the same original price of $33.50!  For instructions on how to make this page, please visit our CM Blog at this link.

 

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I also used the Denim Paper Pack, Embellishments and ABC/123 Stickers and Spargo 12 x 12 Plain Pages for this double page layout.  With my scissors, I snipped around the denim paper squares to make frayed edges that remind me of my favorite pair of worn blue jeans.  For complete instructions on how to make this layout, please visit the CM Blog using this link.

It’s Naturally Elegant…

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Natural Elegance is our new wedding collection.  It’s soft, subtle and simply beautiful.  The album cover is absolutely gorgeous and can be purchased with or without coordinating pre-designed pages.  The soft prints of the paper pack will work with many solid shades of cardstock, and once again the embellishments are some of my favorites.  You’ll be able to create stunning wedding layouts with this collection.  Also consider giving the Natural Elegance Bundle as a wedding or bridal shower gift that will be appreciated for a life-time.  I don’t have any current wedding photos, but I couldn’t pass up this collection.  See my  pages below and our Creative Memories Blog for more creative ideas for using Natural Elegance.

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I used our Border Maker with our new Lace Scallop Cartridge to make the border. The journaling was done on a coordinating Slide-In Card and Foam Squares help the Natural Elegance Stickers pop off of the page.  The dark grey cardstock from our Travel Cardstock Paper Pack really sets off the page.  Although the paper and embellishments are lovely, the soft subtle colors and prints keep the main focus on the photos.  Please see our CM Blog for complete instructions on how to make this page.

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I used a Spargo Page as the background and made the borders with our Border Maker System and new Lace Scallop Cartridge.  Please see our CM Blog for complete instructions on how to make this page.

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For instructions on how to make these paper flowers, please see our Creative Memories Blog.

 

 

August Crop Club

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For this month’s Crop Club, I used our new Soiree Paper Pack and Soiree Embellishments.  This collection is full of bright fun prints and super cute stickers and embellishments.  It’s great for photos from birthdays or any sort of celebration.  I used Noreen Smith‘s page sketch below as the layout for these pages.

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This sketch does not have a cutting guide, but the concept is simple.  From your sheet of designer paper, punch two borders and then cut the remaining portion in half.

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For this layout, I punched borders with our Original Border Maker and Crown Cartridge on both the right and left sides of the blue paper.  I then cut the blue paper in half.  The white borders punched with our Ocean Waves Cartridge add extra pizzazz.

 

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I used our Original Border Maker with our new Lace Scallop Cartridge to punch two borders from the pink floral paper.  I used the reverse side of the borders which is green with a slight print.  To help the green borders really pop, I layered raspberry lace scallop borders behind them.

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For this layout, I cut the green print paper in half.  I arranged the pieces vertically on the pages in order to follow the pattern on the green paper.  Two raspberry pink ocean waves borders and some embellishments complete the layout.

 

 

July Crop Club

Our new Cool Serenity Collection is perfect for beach, lake and river photos.  The shades of blue and green are beautiful, and the embellishments are some of my favorites.  I used this collection and the page sketch below from Noreen Smith for my July Crop Club.

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The border on this layout was made with our Original Border Maker System with our new Grass and Ocean Waves Cartridges.

 

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I used Foam Squares to create the layered Ocean Waves border at the bottoms of these pages.

 

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The grass border at the bottom was punched from the green cardstock in the Travel Solid 12×12 Cardstock Paper Pack. This pack of cardstock coordinates perfectly with the Cool Serenity Collection.

To purchase any of these items, please visit my CM website.  Through July 29th, receive $10 off of your online purchase by entering HEART10 in the Discount Codes box on the View Cart page.  To attend my next Crop Club workshop, please contact me.