Hello! Today I’m sharing an older layout of mine that I had originally shared on Facebook with Creative Life Scrapbooking in 2018. It’s been a favorite of many, and I often get asked for the instructions for this layout. I created the layout using the Little Lamb Girl Collection from Creative Memories, but you can substitute with many other collections. It would look great as a rustic layout for horse riding or horse barn photos. It could also be used for Derby Day layouts. At the time, my grand-daugther loved unicorns, and it was perfect for some “unicorn” photos of her.
Warning – You’ll need quite a few Foam Squares to assemble this.
To create my Unicorn Barn Border:
1. Cut a piece of medium wood-toned paper from the Timber Paper Pack to 11-3/4″ x 3-1/2″. Use a ruler to measure from left to right and make a small pencil mark about 1/4″ from the top edge at 1-1/2″, 3-3/4″, 6″, 8-1/4″, and 10-1/2″. 2. Use the old CM Small Square Maker to punch 1″ squares at each pencil mark.
3. Use Foam Squares to adhere the punched out square pieces to the left of each cut-out. 4. Cut a piece of darker wood paper to 12″ x 3-3/4″. Use Foam Squares to adhere the lighter wood border to the darker wood border. 5. Use the Victorian Fence Border Punch to punch a fence from the darker wood paper. Adhere the fence to the bottom of your border using Foam Squares. 6. Use the Unicorn Punch from the Playland Mini Trio Punch Set to punch unicorns from white cardstock. Use black and silver pens to add details to each unicorn. Adhere the unicorns inside of the barn windows. I used Foam Squares to adhere three of my unicorns.
7. Place word stickers from the Little Lamb Girl Stickers under each unicorn to look like name plates. 8. Use Foam Squares to attach a border sticker from the Little Lamb Girl Stickers to the fence. (You could also use the Original Border Maker System with the Sprout Cartridge to punch a vine to adorn the fence.) 9. The rest of my page is completed with another sheet of Timber Paper, paper from the Little Lamb Girl Paper Pack and stickers from the Little Lamb Girl Stickers.
Hello and welcome to our Creative Life Scrapbooking Fall Blog Hop! There are 7 of us blog hopping today and sharing some fall scrapbooking ideas with you. Just follow the links the end of this post to see more! You might also like to follow Creative Life Scrapbooking on Facebook where we share weekly ideas and inspiration.
Today I’m sharing several layouts that I created with the very beautiful Harvest Delight collection from Creative Memories. This collection contains some unique shades of green, teal/gray, chartreuse, and orange. If you live in an area that doesn’t experience an autumn season, you’ll find that these colors and the paper patterns are neutral enough for other uses.
Shades of yellow and gold are some of my favorites, and when I opened the Harvest Delight Paper pack, I was first drawn to the two sheets of paper with the gold-chartreuse floral and leaf patterns. These colors and patterns resemble the field of wildflowers in the background of my photo from mid-summer. With my layout design, I tried to mimic the composition of the photo from walking out of the background and into the forefront.
Cut a hollow frame from a piece of tan cardstock. I used the tan cardstock that was included in the Croptoberfest 2019 Cardstock Sampler Pack.
Cut a sheet of white floral paper to 11″ x 11″, and then cut a large circle from the center. I used the retired Jumbo Circle Pattern for the Custom Cutting System with the Blue Blade on the inside edge. If you don’t have the Jumbo Circle Pattern, cut a circle with an 8-1/4″ diameter. (Or you could cut a large circle from the leaf paper and adhere it to the white floral piece.)
Layer a piece of the leaf patterned paper behind the circle cutout.
Use the Songbirds Border Punch to punch a border from the tan cardstock, trim and adhere it to the bottom of the white floral paper.
Mat your photo with tan cardstock. My photo mat is 7-1/4″ x 5-1/4″.
Adhere Harvest Delight Embellishments with Foam Squares to preserve their multi-dimensional look.
Add faux pen stitching as shown.
I decorated my layout with bouquets of the Harvest Delight Embellishments. With their gold foil accents, texture and dimension, these embellishments are incredibly lovely and are my favorite item in the collection. (I’ll be stocking up on these for future use!)
I completed my layout by adhering a title from the Moments to Memories Laser Cut Embellishments to my photo with the Precision Point Glue Pen and adding faux pen stitching.
My second layout is a fun way to incorporate four photos on a single page. To create my mosaic pumpkin, I first made a template and tracing pieces.
Draw a large circle on a piece of scrap paper (I used the packaging insert from the Harvest Delight Paper.).
Flatten out the top and bottom of your circle with swell shapes that mimic a pumpkin.
Use a ruler and pencil to draw a grid design onto your paper template. I made sure that some of my shapes were large enough to accommodate most of a 4″ x 6″ and 6″ x 4″ photo.
Use scissors to cut out the grid pieces, and use the individual pieces as templates to trace and cut photos and paper pieces.
Assemble your cut pieces onto your background paper and adhere.
Add faux pen stitching on the paper pieces
Add Harvest Delight Embellishments and Stickers.
I love combining masculine and feminine prints, and I like that the Harvest Delight Paper pack contains some of each. Although I made a single page, this layout could easily be adapted into a double-page layout by cutting the strips a little wider to reach the right edge of the plaid paper, and then duplicating the pieces on a second page.
To begin, cut a 7″ x 7″ square from the bottom center portion of the plaid paper and set that aside for future use.
Layer strips of the chartreuse and gray to cover the hole. From the top down, my strips measure: 10″ x 4-1/4″; 10″ x 5-1/4″; and 10″ x 1-1/2″. Remember not to add adhesive to the top left corner of the top strip as you will be folding it over.
Use the Lace Trim Border Punch to punch two strips from the orange paper and add those on top of the chartreuse pieces.
Mat and add your photo. My photo mat is 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.
Fussy cut the title from a Harvest Delight variety mat.
Add Harvest Delight Embellishments and gemstones and a Harvest Delight sticker.
Complete the layout with faux pen stitching with a black pen.
I displayed all of these pages at my recent weekend retreat, and I believe that this layout was a favorite as I saw that many of my attendees copied it. I love how my photos really pop on these pretty pages!
Start with two sheets of dark gray cardstock as your base. I used Iron Gray from CM’s last limited edition Cardstock Buffet.
Cut a sheet of the white hexagon paper into two 11″ x 5-1/2″ pieces, and cut a sheet of the gray striped paper to two 11″ x 5-1/4″ pieces. Adhere the pieces to the backgrounds meeting the right and left edges together and leaving a 1/4″ gap in-between the white and grey pieces.
From white cardstock, use the retired Victorian Fence Border Punch to punch two borders.
From the dark gray cardstock, use the Songbirds Border Punch to punch two borders.
From the orange paper, use the Original Border Maker with the retired Pumpkins Border Maker Cartridge to punch two borders.
Trim and layer the border pieces as shown adhering the pumpkins with Foam Squares.
Mat your photos with the dark gray cardstock.
Use the Original Border Maker System with the Simple Leaf Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from dark gray cardstock, and use your scissors to cut apart the leaves. Use these pieces to create flower and leaf embellishments as shown.
Use the Songbirds Border Punch to punch a single piece from the orange paper and adhere as shown.
Finish the layout by layering Harvest Delight Stickers adhering some with Foam Squares.
My next layout makes use of the Harvest Delight Stickers and would also be great for Thanksgiving photos. This layout could also easily be adapted into a double-page layout by duplicating the piecing on a second sheet of white cardstock.
Start with a sheet of white cardstock and add 4″ x 5″ pieces of the floral print, chartreuse and gray stripe papers.
Add border stickers and other stickers as shown.
Fussy cut the title from a Harvest Delight variety mat and adhere with Foam Squares.
My photos measure 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ and 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
My last layout is quick and easy, and it completes my series of pumpkin photos from last year. To convert it into a double-page spread, just reverse the slant on your second page and add a leaf border to the right hand edge.
Cut the white hexagon paper to 10″ x 10-3/4″ and adhere to the orange print paper at an angle.
Use the Original Border Maker System with the Simple Leaf Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from the green/gray print paper and adhere on the left side of the white print paper.
Add a Harvest Delight Variety Mat, photos and a few stickers adhered with Foam Squares.
My photos measure 4″ x 5-1/2″ and 4-1/2″ x 4″.
I hope that I’ve given you some ideas for the lovely Harvest Delight collection! You can purchase most of the materials and tools that I used on my CM website. Please leave me a comment and let me know which layout that you like best!
To see more fall scrapbooking ideas, just click on the link below to visit Diana’s blog next. Thanks so much for blog hopping with the Creative Life Scrapbooking team!
While I was busy getting ready for my annual National Scrapbook Day workshop, Creative Memories introduced the very adorable Little Lamb Collection at the beginning of the month. The soft sweet prints are perfect for baby pages, but they are also neutral enough to be used for non-baby pages too. The collection includes Little Lamb Baby Boy and Little Lamb Baby Girl papers, stickers, variety mats and Fast2Fab albums and pages. The Little Lamb Embellishment pack is gender neutral and can be used for boys or girls.
I used Little Lamb Baby Girl Paper and Stickers and Little Lamb Embellishments for my first layout.
To make my hanging heart banner, use the new Double Heart Punch from CM to punch a variety of hollow hearts. Cut the smaller Foam Squares in half, and use them to adhere the heart pieces. Finish your hanging heart banner with hand-drawn loops and epoxy dots from the Little Lamb Embellishment Pack.
The llama border is 12” x 2-1/2” and torn with a CM Tearing Tool. The yellow print piece is 12” x ½”, and the pink piece is 12” x ¼”. My photo is 4” x 5-1/4” and matted with a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” piece of pink paper. The yellow piece behind my photo is 3-1/2” x 6-1/2”.
I added a variety of Little Lamb Embellishments, Little Lamb Baby Girl Stickers, and the inside pieces from the Double Heart Punch. I adhered most of these pieces with Foam Squares. To finish my layout, I added faux pen stitching with a fine-tip brown pen.
For my non-baby page, I used gray cardstock and papers from both the Little Lamb Boy and Little Lamb Girl Paper packs. The farm print paper and light mint are from the Baby Boy pack, and the wood-grained, yellow, and peach prints are from the Baby Girl pack. I also used the Little Lamb Baby Girl Stickers and the Little Lamb Embellishments.
Since I matted the farm print and wood-grained papers with gray cardstock, I conserved paper by cutting hollow squares from both sheets of the gray cardstock and the farm print paper. The farm print paper measures 11-1/2” x 11-1/2”; the smaller gray piece is 10” x 10”; and the wood-grained piece is 9-3/4” x 9-3/4”.
For my fence, I used the old Rustic Fence Border Maker Cartridge from CM. If you don’t have this cartridge, you can use your scissors to cut a border from the Victorian Fence Punch to look more rustic (see photo above).
My jumbo corn journaling box was made from several pieces cut with the Custom Cutting System and the 3-1/2” x 5” Oval Cutting Pattern with red blade on the outside edge. To make narrower ovals that are more corn-like, cut partially around the oval pattern and then move the pattern over to create tear-drop shapes.
For my “Farm” title, I initially cut letters from the peach paper using my Cricut. But the peach paper was too light, and the title didn’t show up very well. So I traced around the letters using a gray pen. You could do the same with a stencil or write it free-hand. I adhered all of the embellishments and the small title sticker with Foam Squares.
I look forward to making more baby and non-baby pages with this adorably sweet collection!
Welcome to our Creative Life Scrapbooking Winter Blog Hop! We’re so glad to be back hopping and sharing some winter scrapbooking ideas with you. At the end of my post, you’ll find the link to take you to the next stop on our hop.
I’m in the midst of a love affair with the Glacier Collection from Creative Memories! I’ve already used up two packs of paper and two packs of stickers. I also have to admit to going out in single digit freezing weather just to get some snow photos to use with this beautiful collection! Once I started making pages, I couldn’t stop. So I have a few layouts to show you today.
My first page might be my favorite! I used a page sketch that Creative Memories shared with advisors and gave it my own twist.
To make my page, cut the birch bark paper to 11.5″ x 11.5 and mount on 12″ x 12″ navy cardstock. To conserve cardstock, you may cut out the center of the navy cardstock first. Cut four strips from the snowfall paper that measure 2.5″ x 10″, notch the ends, and then following the same angle cut off a 3/4″ chevron shape. Rub black chalking ink or the side of a wide point black pen around the edges of the pieces.
From the Variety Mats, fussy cut a series of trees and ink the edges. My photos are 4″ x 4″ and matted with navy paper. My journaling box is a Variety Mat cut to 4″ x 4″ and also matted. Assemble the page by tucking the bottom edges of the photos and journaling box under the trees. I used Foam Squares to adhere my trees and the center photo. Place the lovely vine border sticker across the bottom of your trees, and add the title sticker and fern stickers. Adhere pinecone, bird, and snowflake stickers with Foam Squares.
My second layout is a fun snowman-making page! I have a lot of ideas happening on this page, but I think it works as a background to highlight one large photo .
To make this page, cut the blue paper to 11″ x 11″. To evenly space your punched out snowflakes, flip the blue paper over and measure to the center of the page. Use the Snowflake Trio Punch to punch snowflakes in the center. Punch more snowflakes from each edge of the paper. And then center the punch between the center snowflakes and the edge snowflakes to make your last two punches. (Unfortunately, the Snowflake Trio Punch sold out quickly and is no longer available. So if needed, substitute other snowflake punches.) Adhere the blue paper on top of the knit print paper.
Using the Victorian Border Punch, punch fences from white and brown cardstock. Adhere the white fence behind the brown fence to look like snow. Use the Original Border Maker System with Snowman Cartridge to punch a row of snowmen from white cardstock. Cut off of your cardstock at 2″. Adhere snowmen to the fence, and cut the entire border to 7.5″ wide.
To make the large snowmen, use the Custom Cutting System with the largest Circle Pattern and cut a circle from white cardstock using the blue blade on the inside edge. Cut a circle from white cardstock and another from the knit print paper using the medium size Circle Pattern and the green blade on the inside edge. From the knit paper circle freehand cut scarf pieces. Also freehand cut arms and a nose from cardstock. Use the old Button Trio Punch to punch three buttons. Assemble the pieces as shown. Repeat for the smaller snowman using the medium sized circle pattern with blue blade on inside edge and the smallest Circle Pattern with the red blade on the inside edge. The heart is a punch out from the Border Maker System with Heart Chain Cartridge.
To finish your page, mat your photo with royal cardstock and knit print paper. My photo is cropped to 5.75″ x 5″. Add journaling boxes and stickers as shown. Use Foam Squares to adhere some of the punched out snowflakes, and use a black pen to add detail to the snowmen and snowman border.
My next layout features large snowflakes that I created with the new Daisy Bouquet Punch, the new Arrow Border Maker Cartridge, and the old Star Maker punch.
Cut the snowfall paper to 11″ x 11″ and adhere to navy cardstock. To conserve cardstock, you may cut out the center of the navy cardstock first. Use the Border Maker System with new Arrow Cartridge, the new Daisy Bouquet Punch, and the old Star Maker to punch pieces for your snowflakes. Layout the pieces for the large snowflake on your paper to get the spacing and design figured out before you start adhering. The Precision Point Adhesive Pen is
very handy for this. Use a navy pen to add detail, and use Foam Squares to add dimension.
Select a Variety Mat with a title, and mat it with navy cardstock. Also mat photos with navy cardstock. Use the Original Border Maker System with Snowflake Chain Cartridge to punch borders from white and navy cardstock, and adhere navy borders behind the white. Trim borders to size and adhere. This page would also look nice with the snowflake borders going horizontally. I positioned mine vertically to evoke the feeling of the large icicles in my photos.
After a recent snowfall, we took a special drive to see snow on the mountain. So with this title on my mind, I knew that I needed to make some mountains for my last layout.
To make my mountains, use the Custom Cutting System with the diamond from the Gemstone Cutting Patterns. My large mountains are cut using the red, green and blue blades on the outside edge. My small mountains are cut using the red and green blades on the inside edge. Cut matching pieces from white cardstock, and use your All-Purpose Scissors to add rounded edges. I used black chalking ink on the edges of my mountain and snow pieces. Assemble the mountains as shown and adhere the smaller mountains with Foam Squares.
Use the Original Border Maker System with the Snowflake Chain Cartridge to punch borders for the tops of your pages. I used the old Word Bubble Punch to make snow clouds that I also edged with black ink and adhered a few with Foam Squares. Mat your photos with navy cardstock and use Navy ABC Stickers for your title. Add the tree and house stickers as shown.
The Glacier Paper and Stickers are truly lovely and are one of my favorite collections from Creative Memories. You can purchase these materials and the current tools on my Creative Memories website. And don’t forget to follow Creative Life Scrapbooking on Facebook where we share weekly ideas, page sketch challenges and virtual crops!
Thank you so much for visiting with me today, and please hop on over to Fran’s blog for the next stop on our Winter Blog Hop!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and visions of the new Sugarplum Collection from Creative Memories are dancing in my head! The new Sugarplum Collection is full of sweet pastel prints and the most delightful Christmas stickers and embellishments. Although the papers, stickers and embellishments are perfect for cute and whimsical scrapbook pages, I also used the materials to make a few elegant holiday pages as well.
Fancy ornaments, a classic border, and shades of gold and purple give my first layout an elegant feel. This layout is the perfect way to highlight a Christmas collection. I used my home printer to print a sheet of twenty 2″ x 2″ photos of my Precious Moments ornament collection. Although this only a portion of my collection, I love how the ornaments are showcased on a double-page spread instead of spread out over numerous scrapbook pages.
I embellished the page with ornament die cuts from the Sugarplum Embellishments and used CM’s Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Cutting Patterns to make additional ornaments. To make my ornaments, cut two diamonds from Gold Shimmer Cardstock using the blue blade on the inside edge of the diamond cutting pattern. Use the green blade on the inside edge to cut one diamond from the Gold Shimmer Cardstock. Cut two diamonds from Eggplant Cardstock using the green blade on the inside edge and one diamond using the red blade on the inside edge. Mat the gold diamonds on top of the eggplant diamonds. Use your 12″ Decorative Trimmer and Original Border Maker with Zig Zag and Snowflake Chain Border Maker Cartridges to cut and punch pieces from the Sugarplum Designer Paper and Gold Shimmer Cardstock to decorate your ornaments.
To finish the page, cut a 1″ x 12″ strip from the gold print paper and adhere to the left side of one sheet of the lilac print paper. From the gold print paper, cut a 4-1/4″ x 12″ piece and adhere to the right side of the second sheet of lilac print paper. Rub your Gold Metallic Pen around the edges of the ornament die cut embellishments and adhere those pieces with Foam Squares and adorn with Rhinestone Gems. The title is cut from a sheet of the Sugarplum Designer Paper and matted with Gold Shimmer Cardstock. The border at the top of the page was punched with our new Holly Border Punch from Eggplant Cardstock and also adhered with Foam Squares.
My second layout features another of my Christmas collections, my Department 56 North Pole Village. The addition of Navy and Gold Shimmer Cardstock really helped to make these pages pop. Use the 12″ Decorative Trimmer to cut a wavy edge on a piece of 11-1/2″ x 6-1/4″” White Cardstock. Cut the aqua print paper to 11-1/2″ x 6″, and adhere both pieces to 12″ x 12″ Navy Cardstock. Cut additional swell and wave pieces from White Cardstock using the 12″ Decorative Trimmer and edge the pieces with swell and wave pieces cut from the aqua print paper to create snow drifts for the bottom of the page. Repeat for second page.
I used scraps of the Sugarplum Designer Paper to hand cut and create small houses. I adorned the eaves of the roofs with pieces punched with the Original Border Maker with the Crown and Scallop Dot Border Maker Cartridges. And I used the Heart Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch the heart pieces. CM’s new Precision Point Adhesive Pen came in handy for adhering all of the small pieces. I edged all of the house pieces with Gold Shimmer Cardstock to give them more definition. I used some of the Sugarplum Stickers as further decoration for my houses and the pages. I matted the title stickers with Gold Shimmer Cardstock and my photos and journaling box with Navy Cardstock.
My next layout is a quick and easy two-page spread. From Peacock Cardstock punch a fence using CM’s Victorian Fence Punch. Cut the fence off of your cardstock at 3-1/8″ to make a 12″ x 3-1/8″ piece. Repeat. Cut the Santa border strips from Sugarplum Designer Paper and adhere to your borders. For your top borders, cut the tree border strips from the designer paper and mat with Peacock Cardstock.
Mat your photos, title, and journaling boxes with Peacock Cardstock. My photos measure 4″ x 3-1/4″. I used CM’s Pastel Pink ABC Stickers for my title. (Get these before they’re sold out as they are in the Going Gone section of our website.) Finish the pages by adding trees and the reindeer and moose from the Sugarplum Embellishments pack. I adhered the deer and moose with Foam Squares and added Rhinestone Gems to my trees.
The layout above is an elegant single page. Again I used our Gold Shimmer Cardstock to brighten the page and give it more definition. Cut a piece of the poinsettia/holly paper to 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ and adhere to a sheet of 12″ x 12″ Peacock Cardstock. (To conserve cardstock, cut out the center of the Peacock Cardstock.)
To make a double frame, cut a piece of White Cardtock to 11″ x 11″. Measure 1″ from each side of each corner and make a small mark with a pencil. Use your 12″ Trimmer to cut out a frame starting and stopping at your pencil marks. You will do the same from a sheet of Gold Shimmer Cardstock, but first cut the gold piece to 11-1/4″ x 11-1/4″ and measure 1-1/4″ from each side. Adhere the white piece onto of the gold piece and use your Gold Metallic Pen to add dots around the white piece as shown.
Use the large die cut piece from the Sugarplum Embellishments in the top left corner and add a poinsettia punched with CM’s new Poinsettia Punch and a piece of holly punched with the Holly Border Punch. I used my Gold Metallic Pen to highlight the edges of the embellishment piece and also all of the title stickers. My photos are cropped to 5″ x 4″ and matted thinly with Gold Metallic Cardstock.
My last layout is another single page and features the Sugarplum Stickers. Cut a piece of the pink dot paper to 11″ x 11″ and adhere to top of the striped paper. (To conserve paper, cut out the center of the striped paper first.) Mat photos with striped paper. My photos measure 4″ x 5″ and 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and my mats are 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and 4″ x 4″.
Adhere pieces of sticker strips to aqua print paper and mat with white cardstock. Adhere pieces with Foam Squares to resemble a Christmas Tree. The presents are pieces cut from a sticker strip and adhered with Foam Squares. The tree trunk is a candy cane sticker. The tree topper, the title, and the stockings and candy cane in the banner are also stickers that are adhered with Foam Squares. To finish your page, add faux pen stitching around the edge of the pink dot paper.
Thanks so much for visiting with me, and I hope that you like my Sugarplum pages! All of the tools and materials used can be purchased on my Creative Memories website.
I wish all of you a beautiful holiday season filled with memorable moments and a very Merry Christmas!
Hello and welcome! My friends and I at Creative Life Scrapbooking are so glad that you’re joining us for our Fall Blog Hop! After you finish looking at my projects, click on the link at the bottom of my post to hop over to Stefani’s blog to see more ideas.
Today I’m sharing scrapbook pages using all of Creative Memories fall themed products! I made my first page using the Exclusive Limited Edition Croptoberfest 2017 Project Recipe Kit. This kit contains decorative paper, stickers, cardstock and instructions to make two double-page layouts and is only available to purchase directly from a CM advisor. Instead of using the kit instructions, I used the materials to make my own fall themed page.
Use a 12″ x 12″ white scrapbook page or piece of white cardstock as your base. From the decorative paper and cardstock in the kit, cut a variety of strips of varying widths and 6″ in height. Using CM’s Original Border Maker System with the Zig Zag Cartridge, punch three borders from the orange print paper and cut each in half. From green floral print paper, cut a 12″ x 1/2″ strip. Using the Border Maker with the Scallop Dot Cartridge, punch a border from the teal cardstock and cut off of your cardstock at 2″. Assemble page as shown adding stickers and faux pen stitching as shown. I used Foam Square Adhesives to adhere some of my stickers.
I used CM’s Limited Edition Toil & Trouble Paper Pack and the Exclusive 2017 Croptoberfest Cardstock for my second page. This pack of cardstock coordinates with all of our fall collections and can only be purchased directly from a CM advisor. To make my page, use the cream cardstock in the pack as the base of the page. From the floral designer paper, cut a 3″ x 12″ strip. From the teal dot paper, cut a 2″ x 12″ strip. From wood print designer paper, cut strips that measure 1″ in height and notch the ends with scissors. Thinly mat the wood strips with the dark orange cardstock. Cut two 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ photo mats from the dark orange cardstock. Using the Maple Leaf Punch, punch 6 dark orange cardstock and 6 orange print leaves. Assemble page as shown adding title with CM’s new Burnt Orange ABC Letter Stickers.
The Countryside Comfort Collection was perfect for my last three fall pages. To make the page above, cut bird print paper to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ and adhere to a 12″ x 12″ piece of brown cardstock (To conserve cardstock, cut out a hollow square frame from the center of the cardstock first.) From brown cardstock, cut a photo frame to 10-7/8″ x 4-1/4″. Crop photos to 3-1/2″ x 4″ and adhere to mat. Use CM’s new Victorian Fence Punch to punch a fence from brown cardstock and adhere underneath the top of the photo mat. Using the Border Maker with new Pumpkins Cartridge, punch two borders from brown cardstock and one border from orange print designer paper. Adhere the two brown pumpkins border together, and then add the orange pumpkin border onto the top adhering with Foam Squares. Adhere border to bottom of photo mat. From brown cardstock, use Maple Leaf Punch to punch 20 leaves. Use Maple Leaf Punch to punch 10 leaves from gold designer paper and 10 leaves from orange designer paper. Mat the leaves and assemble as shown. Adhere the top 6 leaves with Foam Squares. Add titles using the new Everyday Sentiments Embellishments.
To make my second Countryside Comfort page (above), cut wood print paper to 11″ x 11″ and adhere to top of the plaid paper. (To conserve paper, cut out a hollow square frame from the center of the plaid paper first.) Using the Border Maker with Scallop Dot Cartridge, punch a border from orange paper, cut off of your paper at 2″, and trim to 11″ wide. Using Victorian Fence Punch, punch a fence from brown cardstock, cut to 11″ wide, and trim as shown. From floral print paper, cut a 11″ x 3/8″ strip and thread through the fence piece as shown. (See photo below.) Using the Custom Cutting System with the largest Circle Pattern, cut a circle from floral paper using the green blade on the outside edge. Cut a circle from brown cardstock using the blue blade on the outside edge. Crop photos to 3-1/2″ x 4″ and mat with orange paper cut to 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″. Assemble page as shown adding banners, a journaling box and Countryside Comfort stickers as shown. I used Foam Squares for my banners and stickers.
For my last page, I used paper, stickers, and variety mats from the Countryside Comfort Collection. I also used the November Sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine as my inspiration.
To make the page above, cut the white/grey print paper to 4-3/4″ x 10″ and mat with a 5″ x 10-1/4″ piece of navy cardstock. Mat the two variety mats with navy cardstock cut to 1/4″ larger, and add photos that are also matted with navy cardstock. Using the Victorian Fence Punch, punch fence pieces from the white/grey print paper and navy cardstock. Using the Custom Cutting System with the heart from the Gemstone Patterns, cut a heart from orange print paper using the red blade on the outside edge and cut a second heart from navy cardstock using the green blade on the outside edge. Use CM’s old Daisy Punch and Maple Leaf Punch to punch flowers and leaves from wood print and orange print papers and navy cardstock. Assemble page as shown adding stickers and using Foam Squares to adhere the flowers and the bird stickers to the fence.
Make sure to “Like” and “Follow” me and the others at Creative Life Scrapbooking on our Facebook Page where we share weekly features and host special events. Here are some borders that I recently shared using CM’s fall products.
Please let me know if you have any questions about my projects or any of the materials that I used. You may purchase the tools and materials on my CM website. If you would like to purchase the Exclusive 2017 Croptoberfest Project Recipe Kit or Croptoberfest Cardstock, please contact me.
Thank you so much for visiting with me, and hop on over to Stefani’s blog to see more great ideas!
Have you seen the Toil & Trouble Collection from Creative Memories yet? It’s super fun for Halloween pages, but the paper is doubled sided and has neutral prints that can be used for almost any occasion. I love the combination of the of bright orange, yellow, black and teal colors!
On Friday, my friends and I at Creative Life Scrapbooking held a Virtual Crop on our Facebook Page. We shared six different ideas using the Toil & Trouble Paper and Stickers and the newest tools from Creative Memories. Make sure to visit our page and “Like” and “Follow” us. We have weekly features and special events where we share lots of ideas for using scrapbooking materials and tools from Creative Memories.
Here’s the page that I shared on Friday. You can find printable instructions and a printable cutting template for the spooky tree on our Facebook Page. I used the NEW Victorian Fence Border Punch, the Original Border Maker System with the NEW Pumpkins Border Maker Cartridge, and the Custom Cutting System from Creative Memories to make my page. You can purchase all of these tools and the Toil & Trouble Paper and Stickers on my Creative Memories website.