Welcome to our June Blog Hop! The team at Creative Life Scrapbooking is back with a blog hop full of summer scrapbooking layouts and ideas. At the bottom of my post, you’ll find the link to take you to the next stop on the hop.
Sweet goodness is the perfect description of the new Made With Love Collection from Creative Memories! The papers, stickers and variety mats are full of cheerful prints and food-inspired motifs. This ensemble is the perfect complement for all of your food and kitchen related photos and memories.
My first layout preserves the memory of my granddaughter eating her first ear of sweet corn in my kitchen. The Made with Love Collection seems to be created especially for me as my kitchen is red and yellow and full of antique and vintage items. To evoke the look of my battenberg lace curtains, I framed the pages with borders made with CM’s Original Border Maker System and Scallop Dot Cartridge. I cut apart a border punched with our new Doily Border Punch to frame the title.
I adhered the floral stickers with Foam Squares and added further embellishment with a few leaves punched with CM’s Leaf Trio Punch. I finished the page with faux pen stitching and journaling.
For my second layout, I created mini cutting boards with our 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch to mat my photos. I edged the strip in the middle with borders punched with the Original Border Maker System with Zig Zag Cartridge.
Again, I adhered the stickers with Foam Squares, added a few leaves punched with the Leaf Trio Punch, and finished the page with some pen details.
My last layout shows that you don’t need food related photos in order to love and use the Made With Love Collection. The sweet prints and floral accents are perfect for a variety of other uses. I used some black cardstock and CM’s Original Border Maker System with the Scallop Dot and Zig Zag Cartridges to really make this page pop.
I simply adore the color palette and prints in this collection and look forward to using it more! Please click here to purchase any of the items used on my pages.
Thanks so much for visiting with me, and please continue to the next stops on our blog hop!
Summer Scrapbook Ideas You Can Use Now – June Blog Hop
Presented by the team at Creative Life Scrapbooking
1. Fran Allen Smitherman at Celebrating Your Beautiful Life
2. Sarah Fitzgerald at Click Write Share
3. Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
4. Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – YOU ARE HERE
5. Lisa Brown Graham at Lisa’s Workshop
6. Julie Tambrini – At Julie’s Creative Memories Blog
7. Stefani Jones – At Crop With Stef
Have 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mat photos with Whimsy paper. My photos are 7”x5” and 3-1/4”x5”.
- Assemble page with hearts and photos.
- With pencil trace around the heart/circle template. Add faux stitching with black pen, and erase any remaining pencil marks. Add journaling.
- Add arrow epoxy embellishments and die cut embellishments with Foam Squares.
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.
- Use two sheets of beige cardstock as the base of your pages.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Punch leaves with Leaf Trio Punch and adhere to pages with stickers. I used foam squares on the fox and orange mushroom stickers.
- Use brown pen to add detail.
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.
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.
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.
Typically National Scrapbook Day is celebrated on May 6th. But this year, my scrapping buddies and I are celebrating with a workshop on April 28th and 29th. To celebrate the event, Creative Memories produced an exclusive National Scrapbook Day Kit that is only available directly from a CM advisor. The kit contains paper and stickers in shades of purple, green and teal and comes with instructions for 4 different two-page layouts.
However, I used the kit to create my own floral inspired layouts using our new Cherry Blossom Punch and a few other tools. I also added some White, Black and Peacock Cardstock that helped to temper all of the bright colors and patterns of the designer paper.
This first page is ready for a group photo of my friends attending my National Scrapbook workshop. In addition to the Cherry Blossom Punch, I also used our new 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch, Leaf Trip Punch, and Original Border Maker System with Scallop Dot Cartridge.
- From White Cardstock, cut two strips to 12” x 1-1/2” and adhere to top and bottom of decorative paper.
- From Eggplant Cardstock, use Border Maker with Scallop Dot Cartridge to punch two borders. Cut off of your cardstock at 1”. Adhere to the bottom and top of your white strips respectively.
- Cut a 12” x 2” strip of decorative paper, and adhere to the bottom of the page as shown.
- From White Cardstock, cut a 7-1/4” x 5-1/4” photo mat. Adhere photo mat to page with random pieces of Black, Peacock and Eggplant Cardstock behind it. See photo.
- Cut a 2-3/8” x 4” piece from Black Cardstock and notch top ends with 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch. Cut a 2” x 3-1/2” piece from White Cardstock and notch top ends and punch hole with 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch.
- From decorative paper, Peacock, White and Black Cardstock, make a variety of flowers using Cherry Blossom Punch, small flower and small circle punches.
- Add pen detail to flowers and faux pen stitching as shown.
My second page is ready for photos from my garden. I just filled my window boxes with pretty annuals and will get a nice photo once they fill out some.
- From black cardstock, use Argyle Punch to punch a border.
- Cut a 9-1/4” x 8-1/2” piece of black cardstock.
- Cut two 4-1/4” x 6-1/4” pieces from purple decorative paper and two 4” x 6” pieces from White Cardstock. Assemble for photo mats.
- Cut two 4-5/8” x 2” pieces from green decorative paper, and cut ends at an angle as shown to make window boxes.
- Assemble page as shown. Adhere window boxes with Foam Squares.
- Adorn window boxes with pieces punched from White Cardstock with the Garden Vine Punch and small flowers. Adhere flowers with Foam Squares.
- Make three larger flowers using Cherry Blossom Punch and Leaf Trio Punch.
- Add pen detail as shown, and add a title with Black ABC/123 Stickers.
My last layout is a two-page spread that will be perfect for photos of my granddaughter, Mother’s Day, or a spring bridal shower.
- Cut six strips from decorative paper to 11-1/2” x 1-½” and notch one end of each into a ribbon edge. Adhere ½” from bottom of pages.
- Cut three photo mats from Peacock Cardstock to 4-1/4” x 6-1/4”. Cut 3 pieces from decorative paper to 4-1/4” x ½”. Add to pages as shown.
- From Eggplant, White and Black Cardstock and decorative paper, make a variety of flowers using Cherry Blossom Punch, Leaf Trio Punch and small flower and circle punches. Add detail to flowers with black pen.
- To make journal box, cut a 3” x 4-1/2” peacock piece and a 2-3/4” x 4-1/4” white piece. Notch ends with 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch. Add faux pen stitching.
- Add title with Black ABC/123 Stickers.
I hope that you’re able to attend a National Scrapbook Day workshop near you! Please contact me if you would like to purchase this year’s exclusive National Scrapbook Day or any of the other items that I used.