Sugarplum Christmas Scrapbook Layouts

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 
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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!

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February Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Creative Life Scrapbooking February Blog Hop!  I hope that you have loved the projects that you’ve seen so far and that you love these pages that I made with our new Mi Amor Collection from Creative Memories.  This collection contains a mix of cute paper prints, die cut embellishments and stickers – perfect for making pages of your loved ones!

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Since I didn’t have any photos that were quite perfect for the Mi Amor Collection, I purchased a few cheap props from the dollar store and coaxed my granddaughter into an impromptu photo shoot.  She was short on patience that day, but I managed to capture several keepsake photos.

My first page is raining hearts and is a take-off of my “Thankful” page from November.  It’s also dedicated to my scrapping friend, Fran, who so loves that page.

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I used our Picket Fence and Heart Chain Border Maker Cartridges on this page.  Both of these cartridges currently come bundled with our Border Maker System, and the Heart Chain Cartridge is also available for purchase separately.  I made an extra tall fence by punching one end of black cardstock with the Border Maker; cutting the border off of the black cardstock at 2-1/4″; and then punching the other side and trimming off the pointed ends.  Since the strip wasn’t wide enough to fit in the Border Maker guide, I used Post-It Notes to extend the border to hold it in place.  (See photos below.)

To make the heart garland, I made a small snip with my scissors in-between every three hearts so that I could bend the chain into shape.  I used Foam Squares cut in half to pop the garland off of the fence.  The small hearts are the punch-outs from the heart chain.  I also used Foam Squares with those.  I hand-sketched the tree myself.

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My second page shows a great way to use our new Button Trio Punch!  I made a large heart template by folding a 12″ piece of black cardstock in half, sketching half of a heart and cutting it out.  With a pencil, I lightly traced around the heart onto my background sheet of black cardstock and used this as a guide for adhering my buttons.  The buttons were punched from the Mi Amor Paper and red, cranberry, white, beige and gray cardstock.  I used Foam Squares to randomly pop some of the buttons.   The die cuts are from the Mi Amor Embellishments, and I used our Ruby ABC/123 Stickers for the title.

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Lastly, I’m sharing this two-page layout.  To make the large heart, I cut strips of Mi Amor Paper into 1″ and 1/2″ strips and randomly adhered them to the large heart template that I made for the button heart page above.  I left a small space between each strip so that the black background of the heart would show through.  After taping down the pieces, I cut off the over-hang.  The border across the bottom was made with our new Dot Scallop Border Maker Cartridge and our Heart Chain Cartridge.  I used our old CM Heart Maker to punch a variety of hearts.  I cut the top parts from the hearts, reassembled them, and added faux pen stitching to give a patchwork look.

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I hope that my pages inspired you!  You can even save them to your Pinterest account for future use, and you can find the materials and tools available for purchase on my Creative Memories website.

I’m the last stop on our Blog Hop today, but below are the links to revisit any of the sites.  Make sure to visit and “Follow” our new Creative Life Scrapbooking Facebook Group for more ideas and inspiration.  Thanks much for hopping with us today – we’ll be back soon!

Diana Miller Brinsley at D. Brinsley’s Memory Keeping Blog
Stefani Jones at Crop With Stef
Fran Allen Smitherman at Celebrating Your Beautiful Life
Sarah Fitzgerald at Click Write Share
Julie Tambrini at Julie’s Creative Memories Blog
Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe at Karyn Crops (You Are Here)

Christmas Past Crop Club

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I hold a monthly Crop Club where we gather to make 3 double-page layouts using one page sketch, one pack of paper and one pack of embellishments.  Attendees only bring a few basic tools, and I provide CM’s newest tools for everyone to try.

In November, we made pages using our new Creative Memories Christmas Past Paper and Embellishments and the page sketch below by my friend, Noreen Smith.  You can download this sketch with instructions and also view a video demonstration on Noreen’s Blog, Organized & Creative Mom.

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This sketch made a super cute Halloween page and also beautiful Christmas pages.  I incorporated our Garden Vine Punch and our new Snowflake Chain Cartridge for our Border Maker System on the layout below.  I also added a photo mat from Beige Cardstock to the first page in order to have some of the beige color on both pages.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but I did pen stitching around the reindeer embellishment to make it pop.  I skipped journaling on these pages, but will add journaling to the next layouts.

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On the pages below, I added photo mats and narrow strips from our Gold Shimmer Cardstock.  I made the photo mat on the second page into a ribbon.

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On the layout below, I added some leave embellishments punched from our Silver Shimmer Cardstock with our Maple Leaf and Leaf Trio Punches.  These silver shimmer pieces really help to brighten up these pages.

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Please contact me or visit my CM website to purchase any of these products.  We’re taking a break from Crop Club in December, but will start back up in January.  Please contact me if you’re in the Champaign-Urbana area and would like to join us.

Cheers!
Karyn

 

Christmas Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Christmas Blog Hop!  Six Creative Memories Advisors from North America have joined together to provide you with ideas and inspiration for your Christmas paper crafting.  At the bottom of my blog post, you’ll find links to take you to the next stops on our Blog Hop.  Be sure to visit all of the sites and leave comments for us!

For my project, I created a 2-page scrapbook layout using some items from the new Creative Memories Christmas Past Collection.  I also used several of our newest tools to create the lush layered border and embellishments.  Our new Gold Shimmer Cardstock provides an extra touch of elegance and decadence for these pages.

 

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I created the gorgeous trailing vine border across the tops of the pages with our Garden Vine Punch.  This punch immediately sold out when it was first introduced in October.  It’s back in stock but only available while supplies last.  So I suggest purchasing this punch sooner than later.

 

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I also incorporated a new take on the faux Maple Leaf Punch poinsettias that I first created for the Creative Memories Blog post, Christmas in July.  These new poinsettias are white and include layered greenery punched from our Leaf Trio Punch.  (Below is a peak at my first poinsettia border.  Please visit the CM Blog to see the full blog post with instructions.)

 

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To make my layout, you’ll need:

Christmas Past Paper Pack
Christmas Past Variety Mat Pack
Christmas Past Embellishment Pack
Gold Shimmer Cardstock
Beige Cardstock
White Cardstock
Ruby ABC/123 Stickers
Gold Pen
Brown Pen
Tape Runner
All-Purpose Scissors
12-Inch Straight Trimmer
Garden Vine Punch
Maple Leaf Punch
Leaf Trio Punch
To purchase any of these items, please visit my CM website.

  1.  From poinsettia designer print paper, cut two 12″ x 2″ strips and adhere to tops of 2 sheets of Beige Cardstock.
  2. From Gold Shimmer Cardstock, use the Garden Vine Punch to punch two borders.  Adhere these borders on top of strips of Gold Shimmer Cardstock and use scissors to cut out.  Adhere these pieces to bottoms of the poinsettia paper strips.
  3. From White Cardstock, use Maple Leaf Punch to punch 12 leaves.  Outline the edges of the leaves and draw veins with a Gold Pen.
  4. From Gold Shimmer Cardstock, use Maple Leaf Punch to punch 6 leaves.  Use gold pen to draw veins.
  5. From Gold Shimmer Cardstock, use Leaf Trio Punch to punch a variety of leaves.
  6. From Gold Shimmer Cardstock, cut mats for your photos and also a mat for your journaling box.
  7. Assemble and adhere your photos and the poinsettias and leaves as shown.
  8. Add a title using our Ruby ABC/123 Stickers and rhinestone embellishments from the Christmas Past Embellishments.
  9. Add journaling with a Brown Pen.

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Please visit the next stop on our Christmas Blog Hop and enjoy all of the ideas being shared.  I hope that you leave the hop inspired to make a few of our projects.  Thanks much for visiting with us and best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

Karyn

Karyn Crops (You Are Here)

Lisa’s Workshop

D. Brinsley’s Memory Keeping Blog

Crop With Steph

Celebrating Your Beautiful Life

Organized& Creative Mom

 

O’ Tannenbaum

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Today I’m sharing the first of several layouts that I’ve created with the new Christmas Past Collection from Creative Memories.  The Christmas Past Paper Pack contains 12 sheets of designer print paper that is double-sided with 24 unique prints.  Since the pack only contains one sheet of the woodland print paper, I used a mat from the Christmas Past Variety Mat Pack to continue the print on the second page.

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I also used several of our newest tools to create these pages.  The border across the top was punched from our new Silver Shimmer Cardstock with our Original Border Maker System and new Snowflake Chain Border Maker Cartridge.  The border at the bottom of the pages was created with our Leaf Trio Punch.

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I created the large Christmas Tree using the Grass Border Maker Cartridge of our Original Border Maker System, and the star on top was punched with our Shooting Star Punch.  The small snowflake accents were punched with our new Christmas Quartet Punch.  The beautiful die cut is from the Christmas Past Embellishments.

To make these pages, you’ll need:

Christmas Past Paper Pack
Christmas Past Embellishments
Christmas Past Slide-In Pack
Evergreen Cardstock
Silver Shimmer Cardstock
Ruby ABC/123 Stickers
Foam Squares
Tape Runner
Silver Pen
12-Inch Straight Trimmer
Original Border Maker System with Grass and Snowflake Chain Cartridges
Leaf Trio Punch
Shooting Star Punch
Christmas Quartet Punch
All-Purpose Scissors
Small Hole Punch
To purchase any of these items, please visit my website.

Instructions:

  1.  From Silver Shimmer Cardstock, punch two borders using the Border Maker with Snowflake Chain Cartridge.  Adhere borders to tops of pages using Foam Squares.
  2.  From Evergreen Cardstock, punch fern pieces using Leaf Trio Punch.  Adhere across the bottoms of the pages as shown and accent with dots punched from red designer paper.

To Finish the Page on the Left:

  1. Add title with Ruby ABC/123 Stickers.
  2. Cut a 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ piece from the red plaid designer paper.  Cut a 6-1/16″ x 4-1/16″ piece from the Evergreen Cardstock.  Adhere the green piece onto the red plaid piece, add a photo, and adhere to page.
  3. Using the Original Border Maker System and Grass Cartridge, punch a border from Evergreen Cardstock and cut border off of cardstock at 2″.  Repeat.  From the borders, use All-Purpose Scissors to cut five pieces with diagonal edges.  For my tree, three pieces are 3-1/2″ wide, one piece is 2-1/2″ wide and the top piece is 2″ wide.  Use Silver Pen to outline grass edges.  Assemble tree as shown onto page.  From Silver Shimmer Cardstock, punch a star using the Shooting Star Punch.  Adhere star with foam squares.
  4. Adhere die cut embellishment with Foam Squares and embellish with silver shimmer snowflakes punched with the Christmas Quartet Punch.

To Finish the Page on the Right:

  1. From the red plaid designer paper cut an 11-2/8″ x 6-2/8″ piece, and from the Evergreen Cardstock cut a 10-12/16″ x 5-5/8″ piece.  Adhere the green piece to the red plaid piece and trim photos to fit onto the mat.
  2. Cut a  6-1/2″ x 1/2″ piece from the top of the woodland variety mat.  Assemble these pieces and the photo as shown.  Embellish with additional fern punch-outs and a rhinestone embellishment.

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Stay tuned for more Christmas Past layouts to come…

Karyn

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.

 

 

Got Christmas Photos?

Here’s a cute border idea that I adapted from our CM Blog using our Christmas Joy Paper and Stickers and our Border Maker with the Picket Fence and Evergreen Cartridges.  For more border ideas using the Christmas Joy Paper and Stickers – most are quick and easy – please contact me, and I’m happy to email five more pages of instructions to you.

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