Adventure Scrapbook Layouts

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Sometimes life can go by in the blink of an eye.  I’m not sure how the last six weeks have flown by so quickly, but in the hustle and bustle my blog suffered.  I hope that these layouts make up for missing a post in September.

During the past two weeks, I’ve been busy making lots of sample pages from almost all of Creative Memories current product collections to share with the attendees at my up-coming weekend retreat.  It’s been no small task as CM currently has about 20 different collections.  I love to showcase all of the great paper patterns and coordinating mats, stickers and embellishments and also to show my customers lots of different ways to use our tools.

Here are the pages that I made from the Adventure Collection.  I used the Adventure Paper, Stickers, and Variety Mats.  Although most are single pages, they can all easily be adapted to double-page spreads.

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To create this layout, cut the dark orange paper to 9″ x 10″, mat with brown cardstock, and adhere to beige cardstock.  Cut a piece of the fish/log paper to 9″ x 2-1/2″ and cut in half diagonally.  Flip one side over and mat both pieces with brown cardstock.  Cut a piece of plaid paper to 3-3/4″ x 8-3/4″, notch the bottom edge, and mat with brown cardstock.  My photo is 7″ x 5″ and also matted with brown cardstock.  I adhered all of the stickers with Foam Squares.

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This page shows a great way to use the Gemstone Cutting Patterns.  Start by cutting the center paper to 10″ x 10″, matting with evergreen cardstock, and adhering to the background paper.  Using the Custom Cutting System with the Gemstone Cutting Patterns, cut seven hexagons from designer paper and two photos using the green blade.  Cut mats for the hexagons from evergreen cardstock using the red blade.  Notch the edges of a 4″ x 6″ photo using the 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch and mat with evergreen cardstock.  I adhered the title stickers and the two hexagon photos with Foam Squares.

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I love the designer paper that I used for the background of this page and hated to cover it up.  Start the page by adhering a 12″ x 2″ strip of the stone paper to the bottom edge.  Cut a piece of navy cardstock to 12″ x 2-1/2″, and punch one edge using the Original Border Maker with Paw Prints Cartridge and the other edge with the Evergreen Cartridge.  Adhere on top of the stone paper so the rocks show through the paw prints.  Adhere the boot print sticker to the border as shown.  The title piece is a variety mat cut to 4″ x 4″ and double matted with stone paper and navy cardstock.  Punch antlers using the Outdoor Adventure Quartet Punch and adhere to the title mat.  My photos are also 4″ x 4″ and matted with navy cardstock.  I adhered the title mat, my photos and some of the stickers with Foam Squares.

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To create this page, cut the log paper to 4″ x 12″ and edge with a strip of torn evergreen cardstock.  Using the Original Border Maker with Evergreen Cartridge, punch two borders from evergreen cardstock.  Layer the border pieces and cut to fit.  Cut a piece of the tree sticker strip to fit.  The journaling box is cut from a variety mat and embellished with antlers punched from the Outdoor Adventure Quartet Punch and stickers.  I adhered the journaling box and evergreen tree stickers with Foam Squares.

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My last layout is a quick and easy double-page spread.  Using the Decorative Trimmer, cut four pieces from the fish paper measuring 12″ x 1″.  Mat the border pieces with evergreen cardstock, adhere to background papers as shown.  The title box is variety mat cut to 4-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ and matted with evergreen cardstock.  The journaling box is also a variety mat cut to 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ and matted with evergreen cardstock.  Punch fish using the Outdoor Adventure Quartet Punch and adhere with Foam Squares as shown.

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If you’re looking for a fun and relaxing get away, consider attending one of my Camp Crop-A-Lot Weekend Retreats in central Illinois.  My retreats run from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon with the option of adding Thursday as an extra day.  The price to attend is all-inclusive and includes hotel accommodations (with or without a roommate), all catered meals and use of your own 6 foot scrapping table.  I carry a full inventory of Creative Memories products and provide lots of sample ideas and demonstrations.  I also offer optional page classes.  Please contact me for more information about my retreats and workshops.  I would love to meet you!

Happy Scrapping!

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Slice of Summer Scrapbook Layouts

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August is such a bittersweet month for me.  Summer is almost over.  The days go by quickly as I try to soak up the last of the summer sun and fun.  But yet I look forward to the anticipation of the fresh start of a new school year and the coming autumn months. I have yet to download this summer’s photos from my camera, but Creative Memories Slice of Summer Collection was perfect for scrapping some photos from last summer.

You can make a variety of pages with the bright colors, fun patterns and stickers.  The papers have summer prints on one side and neutral solid patterns on the backsides.  The pages below were inspired by ideas that I found on Pinterest.
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I embellished the page above with a variety of stickers and also borders from our new Scallop Burst Border Punch and Sprout Border Maker Cartridge.  The sweet bird was punched with our new Outdoor Adventure Quartet Punch.  I cut the yellow circles with our Custom Cutting System and Circles Patterns, and used Foam Squares to pop the bird, flower stickers and the banner sticker in the top corner.

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For this page, I again cut yellow circles with our Custom Cutting System and Circle Patterns and outlined my sun with a border punched from the Scallop Burst Border Punch.  Use your scissors to snip in-between each scallop in order to shape the border into a semi-circle.  Use Foam Squares to give the stickers some dimension – including the wave sticker across the bottom.  Finish the page with some pen detailing for extra definition.

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For my last page, I cut a variety of waves using our 12″ Decorative Trimmer on both the wave and swell sides.  The cute fish were punched with our Outdoor Adventure Quartet Punch and adhered with Foam Squares.  The title is a Slice of Summer Variety Mat.  Pen detailing really made a difference on this page.

The Slice of Summer Paper Pack also contains sheets of the cutest watermelon and popsicle/ice cream cone patterns!  Watch for more pages that I’ll be sharing soon!

You may purchase any of the materials and/or tools that I used on my Creative Memories website.

Thanks for Visiting and Happy Scrapping!
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Americana Scrapbook Layouts

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The July 4th holiday is always a great mid-summer excuse to get together with friends and family.  I love grilling out, yard games, fireworks and all of the pageantry of the holiday.  Last year, we celebrated on our new boat with good friends.

I used the new Americana Paper pack from Creative Memories to scrapbook our memories of the day.  Although there are no stickers or embellishments to accompany this paper pack, I was able to create some great layouts using a variety of our tools.

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To create this layout, cut a 5″ x 8″ piece of dot paper in half diagonally using the 12″-Inch Straight Trimmer.  Use the Original Border Maker with Star Cartridge to punch two borders from cranberry cardstock.  Arrange and adhere the pieces on a sheet of navy cardstock as shown.  Repeat for the second page.

Use the CM Shooting Star Punch and a Silver Metallic Pen to create firework embellishments for the pages.  Adhere the stars with Foam Squares for extra pop.  Create a variety of waving stripes for embellishments and journaling boxes using the 12″-Inch Decorative Trimmer.  Add a title with Navy ABC/123 Stickers.

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The Americana Paper and a few tools proved perfect for my fireworks photos.  Cut the starburst sheet of paper in half to get two pieces that measure 12″ x 6″ each.  Cut two sheets of the blue stripe paper to 12″ x 7″ each.  Use the Original Border Maker with Midnight Star Cartridge to punch two borders from cranberry cardstock.  Adhere all of the pieces together to get two 12″ x 12″ pages.

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To create the diagonal photo mat, cut a piece of cranberry cardstock to 3-3/4″ x 12″ and crop three photos and a piece of beige word patterned paper to fit.  Adhere to page, and cut off the overhang.

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Add additional photos matted with cranberry cardstock.  I used a 7″ x 5″ photo cut in two pieces on the page above and two 4″ x 6″ photos on the first page.  Add titles with Navy ABC/123 Stickers and additional stars punched with the Shooting Star Punch.

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My last layout is yet another version of my jumbo heart pages.  (Please see my blog post from February and my guest post on the CM Blog for other versions.)  This version of a waving flag was created with the 12″-Inch Decorative Trimmer.

Create a heart template by folding a piece of 12″ x 12″ cardstock in half. (The paper insert in our paper packs works great for this.)  Draw half of a heart shape and cut out with scissors.  From blue print and red striped papers, cut 1″ wide strips using the “swell” side of the 12″ Decorative Trimmer.  Use a small amount of CM’s Re-Positional Tape Runner to lightly adhere the strips to your template leaving 1/8″ in-between each strip.  Turn over your heart and cut off the over-hang.  Carefully remove each strip taking care not to bend the paper (CM’s Multi-Purpose Tool is great for this!).  Add more adhesive to each piece and re-adhere on a piece of beige word print paper to reassemble your heart.  Start with your bottom piece and work your way up.  As you may need to “tinker” with your pieces to get the shape right, just lightly lay the pieces down at first and move slightly as needed.  When you’re happy with your shape, rub on the pieces to more tightly adhere them.  The Re-Positional Tape will be very handy.  It’s supposed to look like a waving flag, so your shape doesn’t need to be perfect.

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Create a banner for the top of the page with blue hearts punched and trimmed from CM’s Shooting Star Punch and smaller stars punched from the Original Border Maker System with Star Cartridge.  Adhere the banner pieces with Foam Squares.

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Add a title using Denim ABC/123 Stickers and more stars adhered with Foam Squares to the bottom of your page.  Use a Black Dual-Tip Pen to finish your page with details.

You may purchase the Americana Paper and any of the tools that I used on my CM website.

Thanks much for visiting with me today!  Happy Scrapping!
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More Woodland Whimsy Page Layouts

 

KarynCrops.wordpress.comCLSPJParty - Page 053Have I mentioned that I absolutely love the Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy and Baby Girl Collections from Creative Memories?  So far, I’ve used up two complete collections but haven’t yet scrapped a baby page!  I love the colors and prints – and of course the darling woodland creatures.

This first layout uses paper from both the Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy and Baby Girl Collections.  It also completes my Easter photos from last year.  If you scroll down to my blog post from April 5th, you’ll see my first Easter layout.  If you don’t have the heart cutting templates, you can substitute circles for an equally cute result.

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  1. Cut two sheets of light beige paper to 11-1/2” x 11-1/2”. Using 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch, punch two corners on each page taking notice of direction of paper pattern.  The notched ends with be the four outside corners.  Cut out centers of two sheets of Evergreen Cardstock leaving at least a 1” frame on each side.  Adhere beige pieces to evergreen pieces.
  2. Use Custom Cutting System with old Heart Cutting Pattern or small Circle Cutting Pattern to cut 9 hearts/circles from white cardstock. Use red blade on the outside edge.
  3. From assortment of paper from both the Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy and Baby Girl Paper packs, cut 1” strips.  Adhere strips to the hearts/circles at a slight angle leaving 1/8” in-between strips.  Trim off excess with scissors.  Try to use the same angle on all pieces.  Add faux stitching as shown.  Cut two hearts/circles in half.
  4. Mat photos with Whimsy paper. My photos are 7”x5” and 3-1/4”x5”.
  5. Assemble page with hearts and photos.
  6. With pencil trace around the heart/circle template. Add faux stitching with black pen, and erase any remaining pencil marks.  Add journaling.
  7. Add arrow epoxy embellishments and die cut embellishments with Foam Squares.

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My second layout shows how the Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy Collection can be used for outdoor photos.  The tags on this layout were made with CM’s new 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch.  This layout and the one above were featured during the Pajama Party hosted by Creative Life Scrapbooking on April 28th.

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  1. Use two sheets of beige cardstock as the base of your pages.
  2. Cut two pieces of plaid patter to 12” x 1-1/4” and two pieces of orange paper to 12” x 1-1/2”. Cut two pieces of fox paper to 1” x 12” and two pieces of orange paper to 1-1/4” x 12”.  Layer pieces as shown and adhere to pages.
  3. Cut two pieces of orange paper to 6” x 8-3/4” and notch the outside corners of each piece with the 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch. Adhere to pages as shown
  4. Cut two photo mats from dark green paper to 4-1/4” x 4-1/4” and notch all corners with 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch.
  5. Make 4 tag pieces from beige cardstock and orange paper. My orange pieces are 2-1/2” wide.  Notch corners and make holes with 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch.
  6. Punch leaves with Leaf Trio Punch and adhere to pages with stickers. I used foam squares on the fox and orange mushroom stickers.
  7. Use brown pen to add detail.

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My next page was recently featured during the May Page Sketch Challenge on the Creative Life Scrapbooking Facebook page.  It’s another fine example of how well the baby boy collection can be used for outdoor photos.  The borders on the top and bottom were punched with Creative Memories’ Original Border Maker System with Circle Weave Cartridge.

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This last page was shared on the CM Blog during Creative Memories’ recent NSD Virtual Crop.  The banner was made with the Leaf Trio Punch and Decorative Trimmer from Creative Memories.  I have tons of hiking photos and look forward to scrapping more pages using the Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy Collection.

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I hope that I’ve inspired you to give the Woodland Whimsy Collections a try!  You can purchase any of the tools or materials used on these pages on my CM website.

Happy Scrapping!

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Spring Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to our Creative Life Scrapbooking’s Spring Blog Hop!  We’re so glad that you’re hopping with us today and hope that you’re getting inspired by what you see.

I’m absolutely in love with the new Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy and Baby Girl Collections from Creative Memories.  In fact, they might be my favorite collections yet.  Although they are being promoted as baby collections, the paper and some of the embellishments and stickers are neutral enough to be used for almost any kind of scrapbook page.  (Please visit my website to see the entire collection and purchase any of the items.)

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Today I’m sharing an Easter layout and a Mother’s Day card that I created with the Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Paper and Stickers and tools from Creative Memories.  As soon as I saw the colors in this collection, I knew that they would be perfect for last year’s Easter photos.  I’m a sucker for wood-grained or wood-paneled paper, and this collection has two gorgeous sheets with a deer motif.  Although not inherently Easter-inspiring, I just had to use this sheet for my layout.

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I love making pretty pages, and this layout has a lot of beautiful detail.  I enlarged the signature photo to 5″ x 7″ and drew further attention to it with a faux grapevine wreath cut from three shades of brown cardstock.  The fence-like border at the bottom ties the pages together and also brings some of the wood-paneled paper to the first page.  To create movement and more cohesion, I repeated the garden vine embellishments in three spots.  Lastly, the yellow daffodils made with our new Cherry Blossom Punch and Embossed Trio Button Punch add a final bright spring touch to the layout.

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To make this layout, you’ll need:

Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Paper
Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Stickers
Woodland Whimsy Baby Embellishments
Watercolor Green ABC/123 Stickers
Yellow paper (I used yellow paper from the new CM Fur Buddies Paper Pack.)
Brown Cardstock in three shades
White and Evergreen Cardstock
Custom Cuttting System with old CM Jumbo Circle Pattern
Original Border Maker System with Lace Scallop Cartridge and Zig Zag Cartridge
Garden Vine Punch
Cherry Blossom Punch
Embossed Trio Button Punch
All-Purpose Scissors
Foam Squares
Tape Runner
Repositionable Tape Refill
Brown Dual-Tip Pen
(Please visit my website to purchase any of these items.)

  1.  Cut the deer paper to 7″ x 12″ and cut a sheet of the light green paper to 5.5″ x 12″.  Adhere the deer paper to the light green paper making sure to end up with a 12″ x 12″ piece.
  2. The borders were made with 1-1/2″ high strips of wood paper edged with layered cardstock and paper borders punched with the border maker system and zig zag cartridge.  From white cardstock, use border maker and lace scallop cartridge to punch borders and adhere the sticker strips.  Adhere this piece to the wood border with foam squares.
  3. Cut three hollow rings from the solid brown cardstock (I used three different shades.) using the old CM jumbo circle cutting pattern.  Use the green blade on the inside edge to cut first and without moving the cutting pattern, cut again with the red blade on the inside edge.
  4. Punch vines from the dark green paper and solid evergreen cardstock.  Layer the dark green pieces on top of the solid evergreen pieces.
  5. Make daffodils with the cherry blossom punch and embossed trio button punch.  Slightly fold the petals to give some dimension. Adhere the flowers with foam squares.
  6. Mat photos with a narrow white mat and a larger mat from peach plaid paper.
  7. Assemble page as shown and add pen detail and journaling.
  8. The arrow for my title is from the embellishment pack.  I adhered the bunny and mushroom stickers with foam squares.

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For my second project, I made a Mother’s Day card from the same materials.  The basket card opens up to reveal a bookmark and a bouquet of paper flowers.

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My bookmark measures 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″.  I notched the ends and punched the hole with our new CM 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch.  The flower was made with our Cherry Blossom, Daisy and Embossed Trio Button Punches.  I adhered the flower and stickers with foam squares.

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To make the basket, cut a sheet of brown cardstock to 4-1/2″ x 12″ and fold in half to make a 4-1/2″ x 6″ piece.  Keeping the fold on the bottom, cut around the top part of the piece using our Custom Cutting System with the 4″ x 6″ oval pattern and blue blade on the outside edge.  Without moving the pattern, cut around the pattern with the red blade on the outside edge to make the handle of the basket.  With straight trimmer, cut across the top of the basket to reveal the handles as shown below.  Trim the sides of the piece if needed to match up the handles with the sides of the basket.

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I embellished the front of my basket with a mat from the Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Variety Mat Pack and paper flowers.  I added more flowers to the inside of the card as shown in the photo above.  This would make a cute Mother’s Day, Birthday, Shower or Graduation card.

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Thanks again for hopping with us today and make sure to follow Creative Life Scrapbooking on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest where we share more great page and project ideas.

The next stop on the hop is Lisa at Lisa’s Workshop.

Stefani at CropWithStef
Fran at CelebratingYourBeautifulLife
Noreen at OrganizedAndCreativeMom
Candace at Scrappin’Jpegs
Karyn at KarynCrops (You Are Here.)
Lisa at Lisa’sWorkshop
Diana at D.Brinsley’sMemoryKeepingBlog

Happy Spring!

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Thankful…

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This beautiful page is a visual reminder of two little people who we are most grateful for this Thanksgiving season.  The page is on my old Creative Memories Everyday Display in my kitchen, and I can’t help but smile whenever I look at it.

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I used our Bats in the Belfry paper that has cute Halloween prints on one side and neutral prints on the backsides.  The leaves were punched with our Maple Leaf and Leaf Trio Punches, and the brown vine was punched with our Garden Vine Punch. I sketched and free-hand cut the tree trunk myself, and I used our Gold ABC/123 Stickers for the title.  Please visit my website to purchase any of these products.

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Happy Thanksgiving!
Karyn

Painted Harvest Crop Club

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We used the new Painted Harvest Paper and Embellishments, Garden Vine Border Punch, and Midnight Star Border Maker Cartridge from Creative Memories at our October Crop Club session.  This collection is full of vibrant prints and lovely embellishments that are perfect for autumn photos.

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We used the sketch below from my friend, Noreen Smith, to make three double-page layouts.  We opted to add an additional photo to each page.

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I used the new Ruby ABC/123 Stickers for the Title on this layout.  I also used a small heart punch and scrap paper to make the pumpkin embellishments.  The Garden Vine border was punched from Evergreen Cardstock.

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That’s our new Peacock Cardstock on these last pages – such a great color!  The peacock borders were punched with our Original Border Maker System and new Midnight Star Border Maker Cartridge.  We did a bit of piecing in order to get a strip of the wood-grained paper on each end.

To see or purchase any of the products used, please visit my CM website.

Happy Fall!

Karyn