2018 National Scrapbook Day Layouts – Part 5

Well, we finally reached the end!  I scrapped all of my photos from my granddaughter’s birthday party, and I used up most of two National Scrapbook Day Kits and two packs of the coordinating Paper. I still have four full sheets of paper and lots of paper scraps that I’ll use for making cards and scrapbook borders.  It will be nice to entirely use up these materials and not add to my growing stash of scrapbook paper and stickers!

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I used two sheets of cloud cardstock for the base of these pages and again added strips of paper.  I love how the top pieces of striped paper and the sticker banner resemble an awning that is perfect with my playhouse photos.  The green color in the paper is also almost a perfect match for the green on the house.  Sometimes things work out really well!

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To make the top border piece, assemble a 12″ x 1-3/4″ piece of the white print paper, a  12″ x 3/4″ piece of the green striped paper, and a 12″ x 1/4″ strip of royal cardstock.  Add the sticker border with Foam Squares.  The pieces on the bottom border are 12″ x 3/4″, 1/4″ and 1-1/4″.  The title stickers and ice cream cone stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.

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Repeat the borders on the second page and add stickers with Foam Squares, journaling and more faux pen stitching.  (You’ve probably noticed that I love adding pen work to my pages.  Although it’s a simple technique, it can have a big impact on a layout.  It can tie pieces together and can add a pop of color when needed.  And the addition of black can really help to tone down a layout with lots of different colors and patterns.)

Although all five of my layouts look different, the use of materials from the same collection and the consistent use of faux pen stitching give the series of layouts a nice cohesive look.

 

Thank you so much for following my 5 part series!  I hope that I’ve inspired you and given you some ideas to try.  Please leave me a comment and let me know which layout that you like best!

As I’ve mentioned previously, the Creative Memories National Scrapbook Day Kit, Paper and Stickers are exclusive and limited edition items that can only be purchased directly from a CM advisor.  If you don’t have an advisor, I would love to help you get the materials.

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2018 National Scrapbook Day Layouts – Part 4

Hello! This is day four of my five days of National Scrapbook Day layouts using the exclusive National Scrapbook Kit, Paper and Stickers from Creative Memories.  These items are only available from a CM advisor.  If you don’t have an advisor, please contact me and I’ll be glad to help you get the materials.

The kit comes with instructions to make two layouts designed by CM, but I wanted to give the attendees of my up-coming National Scrapbook Day Workshop some alternative ideas for the materials.  And once I made a page, I couldn’t stop – the materials are so cute and perfect for my birthday party photos!

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I used white cardstock as the base of these pages and added multiple strips of designer paper.  From top to bottom, the size of the strips are:  1/2″, 2″, 5-1/4″, 1-1/2″, and 2″.  The 1-1/2″ yellow strip was placed under the bottom of the blue piece.  I punched the bottom of the blue piece using the Original Border Maker System with the NEW Double Chevron Cartridge.  I love this new border cartridge – it’s such an interesting and versatile pattern!

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I cut the border sticker at the bottom center of the page and adhered it with Foam Squares.  All of the other stickers are also adhered with Foam Squares.

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My journaling box is 3-1/4″ x 2″, and again all of the stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.  I used the Black Dual-Tip Pen to add faux pen stitching to both pages.

 

I’ll see you back here tomorrow for my fifth and final day of National Scrapbook Day layouts!  Bye for now…

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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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