2018 National Scrapbook Day Layouts – Part 3

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Hi!  I’m glad that you’re back for Part 3 of my 2018 National Scrapbook Day layouts!  The National Scrapbook Day materials are such a happy collection of papers and stickers and are perfect for photos of a birthday party!  Stay tuned as I still have two more layouts to share with you.

The National Scrapbook Day Kit, Papers and Stickers are exclusive items only available from a CM advisor.  If you don’t have an advisor, I would be glad to help you get the items – just send me a message!

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Last weekend, I attended an event for Creative Memories advisors, and this is my interpretation of a page sketch that was shared with us.  I used two sheets of white cardstock as the base of these pages.

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The wide border consists of multi-colored pieces that measure 12″ x 1″ and 12″ x 1/2″.  I cut these pieces in relation to the pattern on the paper.  I wanted the rows that had yellow scallops.  The four royal cardstock strips are 12″ x 1/4″, and the green striped piece is 12″ x 3″.  I used the Original Border Maker System with the Button Cartridge to punch the final piece of the border.  The title stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.

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I used the Custom Cutting System with the medium sized Circle Cutting Pattern and the blue blade on the inside edge to cut the three circle pieces at the bottom of the page.  The stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.

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I cut the circles for my ice cream cone using the Custom Cutting System with the medium-sized Circle Cutting Pattern and red blade on the inside edge.  I started with a 2-1/2″ x 3″ rectangle for the cone.  To make a cone shape, cut on a diagonal from the top corners down to the center of the bottom edge. I cut the cherry from red cardstock using the smallest Circle Cutting Pattern and the blue blade on the inside edge.  I highlighted the cherry with the Silver Metallic Dual-Tip Pen, and adhered it with a Foam Square.

My photos are 4″ x 6″ and 4″ x 4″, and my photo mats are 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4 and 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  For my journaling, I drew uneven wavy lines to write above.  And I finished the layout with faux pen stitching using the Dual-Tip Black Pen.

See you back here tomorrow!  Happy Scrapping!

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2018 National Scrapbook Day Layouts – Part 2

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Welcome back for my second layout featuring the exclusive National Scrapbook Day Kit, Papers and Stickers from Creative Memories!  These materials are super cute and perfect for pages featuring children.  I still have 3 more layouts to share, so make sure to come back and visit with me over the next three days.

If you don’t have a CM advisor, I would be glad to mail these exclusive items to you as they are only available directly from an advisor.  The kit is $12.50, and the coordinating paper pack is $5.00 – plus everyone who purchases from me will also receive a coordinating sticker strip for free.

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As with my first layout, these pages also started as single pages that I later put together as a double-page spread.  If I had started as a double-page layout, I would have done something different with my banner stickers.  But since I had already added the faux pen stitching, I decided not to move them.

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For the first page, I used the orange print paper as the base and added a 6″ x 12″ piece of the green striped paper.  I punched an edge of the white print paper with the Original Border Maker using the Scallop Dot Cartridge and cut it off of my paper at 2″ wide.  The peach patterned strip is 3/4″ wide.

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To make my ice cream cone, I cut my photos using the Custom Cutting System and the smallest circle cutting pattern with the red blade on the outside edge.  The yellow print, red cardstock, and royal cardstock photo mats were cut on the outside edge with the blue blade.  The cone piece is 4-1/2″ wide and cut on a diagonal from the outside corners to the center of the bottom of the piece.  I matted the “cherry on top” sticker with a red cardstock circle cut from the medium circle pattern on the inside edge with the blue blade.  It is adhered with a Foam Square as are all of the other stickers.

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The orange print paper is also the base for the second page.  The green striped strips are 3/4″ and 2″ wide.  The wide scalloped border is 1-1/2″ wide, and the peach print strip is 3/4″ wide.  My two photo mats are 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″, and my six photos are cropped to 1-7/8″ x 4″.  All of the stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.

Lastly, I used the Dual-Tip Black Pen to add some faux pen stitching.  I love how the simple use of a pen can add so much to a page!

I’ll see you here again tomorrow with another National Scrapbook Day layout!

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2018 National Scrapbook Day Layouts – Part 1

With National Scrapbook Day right around the corner, I thought that I would share some layouts that I made with this year’s exclusive National Scrapbook Day Kit and National Scrapbook Day Paper from Creative Memories.  These materials are only available directly from a CM advisor.  If you don’t have an advisor, I would be glad to mail a set to you.


The kit comes with instructions to make two double-page layouts.  But I decided to combine materials from the kit, the coordinating pack of paper, and also the exclusive individual sticker sheet to create my own pages.  I went a little crazy, and used most of two kits, two packs of coordinating paper, and two of the single sticker strips to make 5 double-page layouts of photos from my granddaughter’s last birthday.  If you love these materials and my pages, you might want to get 2 packs of each as they are limited edition items.  Please keep checking back as I’ll be sharing a different two-page layout with you over the next 5 days!

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At first, I made these as individual pages but decided that they would work together as a double-page layout.  I love the bright fun colors, stickers, and my large cherry embellishments on these pages!

To start, cut the background papers to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ and adhere to pieces of 12″ x 12″ royal cardstock.  To conserve cardstock, you may cut out the centers of the royal cardstock first.

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To make the border, punch one end of the blue paper using the Original Border Maker with Scallop Dot Cartridge.  Cut off of your paper at about 2-1/2″ wide.  Add a 1/2″ yellow strip and a 1/4″ dark orange strip.  Punch small circles from yellow paper, and start layering the circles with your stickers.  I cut my stickers off of the sticker sheet with scissors and played with my positioning before removing the backing and adhering them to the page.  I also used Foam Squares on most of the stickers.

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To create the cherry journaling box, use the largest circle cutting pattern from the Custom Cutting System.  Use the blue blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from white cardstock and the green blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from red cardstock.

To create the stem, I used the medium sized circle cutting pattern with the blue blade on the outside edge to cut about a quarter of the way around the cutting pattern.  Without moving the paper or the cutting pattern, I used the red blade on the outside edge to cut in the same spot.  To make the leaves, I used the inside cutting edge and the green blade to create teardrop shapes.  I adhered my top leaf with Foam Squares.

I used the same technique as above to create my double cherry embellishment on the second page.  The smaller cherry is cut from the smallest circle cutting pattern using the red blade on the inside edge.  I used the blue blade on the inside edge of the medium sized circle cutting pattern to cut a red cardstock circle for the sticker.  I adhered this finished piece and the top leaf with Foam Squares.

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My photos are cropped to 4″ x 4″, and my mats are 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and cut from royal and red cardstock.  I cut the border sticker and adhered with Foam Squares on the top and bottom of my photos.

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Lastly I used our Red Dual-Tip Pen to add faux pen stitching around the scalloped edges of the border sticker on the top and bottom of the photos and also on both sides of my side border.  I used the Red and Green Dual-Tip Pens to add faux pen stitching around my cherry journaling box and embellishments.  I also used our Silver Metallic Dual-Tip Pen to add a little detail to the small cherry.  I love how the addition of the pen work really helped to make these pages pop!

Please send me a message if you need helping purchasing these materials, and please check back tomorrow for another double-page layout!

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Archiver’s Hexagon Layout

Hello!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I made from elongated hexagon shapes and the Archiver’s Collection from Creative Memories.  Although this collection was designed as a heritage collection, it’s also great for almost any other kind of photos.  I like how it provides a soft subtle background for my photo.

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To make my page, cut 10 pieces of designer print paper into 4″ x 6″ rectangles.  Measure and mark the tops of each piece at 2″.

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Position paper on the Creative Memories 12″ Straight Trimmer with the 2″ mark on the cutting groove and the top edge of the paper on the 60 degree angle mark.  Cut.  When you measure and cut your pieces, try to be as precise as possible.  You’ll notice on my page that a few of my pieces did not line up exactly.  This was probably due to my measurement or cut being off just a smidgen.

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Flip the paper over to the backside and repeat the cut.  Cut tops and bottoms of two pieces and just one end of the other pieces.  Cut photo(s) in the same manner.

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Cut 1/8″ off of each side of each paper piece and photo.

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Arrange pieces on coordinating or contrasting cardstock leaving between 1/8″ – 1/4″ between pieces and from the left and right sides of the cardstock.  I ran the pieces on the top and bottom of my page over the edge and cut flush with the cardstock.  But you could leave a border of cardstock on the top and bottom as I did for my left and right sides.  I suggest laying out all of your pieces first before you start to adhere.

You could also include more than one photo on your page or duplicate the page to make a double-page layout with more photos.
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You’ll notice that I arranged the row with my photo about two-thirds of the way down verses in the center of the page.  I also spread out the paper colors and patterns and placed pieces with larger more graphic prints away from my photo so as not to compete with the photo.  I included journaling on a piece with a subtle print.

I embellished my page with the Archiver’s Laser Borders and Archivers Stickers for the date.  The title is from the Everyday Sentiments Embellishments.  (I love how items from different collections in the Creative Memories product line coordinate with each other!)  And lastly, I added a few flowers that I created with the new Daisy Bouquet Punch and adhered with Foam Squares.

You may purchase the products and tools that I used on my Creative Memories website.

Happy Scrapping!
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Forever Yours & Woodland Whimsy Layouts

Several product collections from Creative Memories are now in limited supply and available while supplies last.  Before they’re gone, I wanted to share a few layouts with you.  My first pages feature the Forever Yours collection.  Forever Yours is elegant with shades of pink, rose, gold, navy and silver and perfect for wedding photos.  On March 5th, our new Black & White wedding collection will be released.  If black and white is not the color palette for your wedding photos, I suggest purchasing the Forever Yours items sooner than later.

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My first layout is quick and easy but yet so beautiful.  I conserved paper by cutting both the silver and navy paper in half at 6″ and adhering to the 12″ x 12″ paper insert from the paper pack.   These inserts serve as a label for the paper packs and show photos of each sheet of paper in the pack.  They are also photo-safe and can be used in our albums.  With this trick, I saved two 12″ x 6″ pieces of designer paper.

I adhered a border sticker to the paper seam and used the Doily Border Punch to punch two borders from white cardstock.  I used the Custom Cutting System with the Circle Cutting Pattern to cut my photo and also to cut a photo mat from the navy paper.  I used Foam Squares under the flower and title stickers and added a few grey pearl gemstones.

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My second page is also a snap to make!  I matted a piece of 6″ x 12″ rose patterned paper with navy cardstock and adhered down the center of a sheet of the multi-print paper.  My photos are 4″ x 6″ and also matted with navy cardstock.  I used the Original Border Maker with the Heart Chain Cartridge to punch three navy borders and adhered them using our Repositionable Tape.  If you don’t yet have CM’s Original Border Maker, the Heart Chain Cartridge is one of three cartridges than come with the border maker when purchased.  Lastly I added a paper flower from the Forever Yours Embellishments and leaf and title stickers adhered with Foam Squares.

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Although the Forever Yours Paper is perfect for wedding photos, the prints are neutral enough to be used with all sorts of photos.  To make the page above, I cut two sheets of pink patterned paper in half on the diagonal and attached to another insert from a paper pack.  Since the paper wouldn’t fit in my trimmer when turned on the diagonal, I folded it in half and cut with my scissors.  I used my flower embellishments and stickers to cover the uneven cut lines.  You will need to cut apart the border sticker to make it fit on the page.  I used a Gold Dual-Tip Pen to edge my Forever Yours flower embellishments,  added small flowers punched from Gold Shimmer Cardstock to some, and added pearl gemstones to the centers.  My photo is 6″ x 4″ and triple matted with two pieces of Gold Shimmer Cardstock and white print paper.  The largest gold mat is 7-3/4″ x 6″, and the white piece is 7-1/2″ x 5-3/4″.  The smallest gold mat is 6-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.  My title piece was cut from a Variety Mat and is matted on a gold shimmer circle and a paper flower embellishment.  I hand-cut the ribbon pieces from Gold Shimmer Cardstock.

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My last page is a reminder that two of my favorite collections from the last year are also being discontinued and are in limited supply.  I’ve made many baby and non-baby pages with both the Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl and Baby Boy Collections.  But I love making pretty pages, and I just had to share this final baby page made with the Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Papers and Embellishments.

I used the Custom Cutting System with the old Jumbo Circle Cutting Pattern to cut a hollow circle from brown cardstock.  Using the Original Border Maker System with the Sprout Cartridge, I cut two borders from brown cardstock.  Using the Cherry Blossom Punch and other flower punches, I created layered flowers from the pink designer paper.  My leaves were punched with the Maple Leaf Punch and old Leaf Trio Punch.  I used the Outdoor Adventure Quartet Punch to punch a single bird from black cardstock.  My photo is 7″ x 5″ and matted with brown cardstock.  To assemble, I recommend laying out all of the pieces first before you start to adhere.  You’ll have to cut the sprout borders in order to wind them around the circle.  I adhered all of the flowers, the bird and the title embellishments with Foam Squares.  You’ll notice that I also edged my flower pieces with a brown pen and used the brown pen to draw veins on the leaves and bark lines on the sprout borders and the large circle piece.  I also added a pen detail around the entire edge of the page.

 

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You may purchase the pieces of the Forever Yours and Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Collections under the Going Gone section of my Creative Memories website.

Happy Scrapping!

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Bee Mine – Valentine Scrapbook Layouts

February is the month of love, and today I’m sharing  Valentine scrapbooking pages that I made with the new Bee Mine materials from Creative Memories.  This collection is perfect for fun loved-themed pages!  The Bee Mine Collection features a super cute embossed album cover, designer paper, stickers, and layered embellishments, and all of these items can be purchased on my Creative Memories website.

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The Bee Mine Paper, Stickers and Embellishments were perfect for this sweet page of my granddaughter.  The layout consists of a large heart made from 1″ squares.  I suggest laying out your heart first before you adhere the pieces.  You may have to move it around a bit on your cardstock to get the spacing right.  Try positioning your heart from the bottom up to leave space at the top for the banner sticker.

 

From the bottom up, here are the number of squares in each row.
1.  1 partial square
2.  3 squares (2 partial)
3.  5 squares (2 partial)
4.  7 squares (2 partial)
5.  9 squares (2 partial)
6.  9 squares
7.  9 squares
8.  9 squares (1 partial in center)
9.  8 squares (4 partial) separated by a space in the middle

 

I used the Bee Mine Stickers and the epoxy bees from the embellishment pack to adorn the page.  I also included flowers made with the new Daisy Bouquet Punch and arrows punched with the Original Border Maker System with the new Arrow Cartridge.  Foam Squares under some of my stickers really gave a nice pop, and a little detailing with a black pen really brought the page to life.

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I used the same materials and the Border Maker with Arrow Cartridge on my second page and got a totally different look.

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To make this page, cut the red geometric patterned paper to 11″ x 11″ and adhere to the heart paper.  To conserve paper, you may cut out the center of the heart paper.  From a piece of red cardstock, punch a row of a arrows using the Border Maker and Arrow Cartridge.  Turn the cardstock to the adjoining side, and punch another row.  Make sure that your arrows are going in the direction that you like and start your punching in the second position on the Border Maker guide as to not overlap your arrows.  From the cardstock, cut off the “L” shaped piece at 1″ wide and adhere to page.  Adhere the punched out arrows adjacent to the piece.

I love how the piece of blue paper helps to cool down the page and draw attention to the photo.  Cut blue paper to 8″ x 8″ and mat a photo with red cardstock.  My photo is 5″ x 7″.  Create a journaling box using the Custom Cutting System with smaller heart from the Gemstone Cutting Patterns.  Cut the white cardstock with the red blade on the outside edge and the red cardstock using the green blade on the outside edge.  Adorn with stickers and embellishments.  I adhered some stickers with Foam Squares.

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My next page is full of hearts!  I cut the larger hearts using the Custom Cutting System with the smaller heart from the Gemstone Cutting Patterns and the red and green blades.  The smaller hearts were punched with CM’s old Heart Shape Makers.  To make the heart border towards the top of the page, punch a border using the new Teardrop Lattice Border Punch.  Hand-cut with your scissors a row of hearts from the lattice pattern.  Please see the video that Noreen Smith created for Creative Life Scrapbooking on different ways to use this border punch and how to cut out a heart pattern.  To finish the page, I added stickers, embellishments, an arrow punch out, and also some faux stitching with a gold pen.

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For my last page, I used the Teardrop Lattice Border Punch to create a honeycomb to accompany the darling honey bee paper, stickers, and embellishments.

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To create the large honeycomb piece, cut a hollow frame from Gold Shimmer Cardstock using the Custom Cutting System and Jumbo Hexagon Pattern.  Use the blue blade on the inside edge to cut a hexagon.  Without moving the paper or the cutting pattern, cut another hexagon using the red blade on the inside edge.  From the Gold Shimmer Cardstock, punch 5 lattice pieces using the Teardrop Lattice Border Punch.  Trim the pieces and use the Precision Point Glue Pen to glue to the back side of the hollow hexagon frame.  Adhere the piece to the honey bee paper using the glue pen.  Punch another lattice piece for the border across the top of the page and place the bee border sticker on top.  Attach the border piece to your page with Foam Squares.  My photos are cropped to 4″ x 4″ and matted with the gold patterned paper in the Bee Mine Paper Pack.  Add the bee stickers and embellishments using Foam Squares on some.

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I hope that my pages have inspired you to take some photos of your loved ones this month!

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

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I hope that the rest of your month is full of love!

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Winter Blog Hop With Creative Life

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.

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Noreen Smith
Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe (You are here!)
Fran Allen Smitherman
Julie Tambrini
Stefani Jones
Lisa Brown Graham
Sarah Fitzgerald

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