Thursday, May 24, 2018

Spring Layout with Monique!

Hi everyone! It's Monique here today sharing a step-by-step tutorial for this Spring layout I created using the fabulous May Main Kit.

I really love the beautiful Carta Bella "Spring Market" collection that Pam chose for this month's kit and I happily printed off lots of the Spring photos I had taken last April. For this layout I chose three photos which I then copied, pasted and resized in Word. I printed them at home on my Canon printer.

Here's the layout I created and I thought I'd show you how it came together:

Often when I start on a scrapbook page I just put my papers, photos and embellishments this way and that until I'm satisfied with the design. However, there are times when I find it easier to use a sketch to get started, like for this page. I decided to quickly design a simple sketch in Word:

Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the large title from the scraps I had lying on my desk. I wrote the word "SPRING" (font: Aharoni) divided the separate letters over my screen to easier cut the letters from different pieces of paper and adhered the pieces of paper on my cutting mat:

and this was the result:

I placed these letters on my cardstock background, but decided I liked the back of the letters "R" and "I" better. The strip at the bottom of my page is one of those extra strips of paper from the bottom of one of the other patterned papers.

Next I (hand) cut the three rectangles and placed them above my title:

From the sheet called "Floral Tags" I cut three beautiful tags and arranged them on the pink paper:

The strip of photos of my daughter and I and the tulips (I live in The Netherlands, so tulips it is!) came next:

I selected three of the beautiful Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) buttons from the kit and some of the adhesive chipboard pieces and placed them on my page:

For one of the other May layouts I created this month, I cut one of the MCS May cut files and I had a little piece left, so that went to the top of my page:

I typed one line of journaling in Word which I adhered above the title and finished my page with some machine stitching and drops of (Cotton Candy) glimmer mist. And as is almost always the case, when I think I'm done with my page I can't stop adding bits and pieces, like a few more chipboards:

This is it! Really simple if you start with a sketch. How about you? Do you like sketches to get you started? or do you rather wing it?

Hope you like my page and if you decide to give my sketch a try as well, I would love to see what you create!!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! Wishing you happy scrapping!

You can find more of my work here: Instagram / Blog

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Album Pages with Shona!

Hi everyone!  Today I have a pictorial share created with the yummy May Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook! A page duo from an album I created.

First I started with the pretty Prima papers and layered them on the album pages.  I used the pretty lace in the kit down the center.

I cut out some tags from the kit papers, distressed and inked the edges. I also used a paper doily and some gauze.

I added these layers together with some twine.

Next I used some 13 Arts modeling paste and the stencil in the kit.

Add your photos and brush some distress ink on the stencilled area.

Last I added a few of the flowers and some beads to finish the pages off.

That is it for me today. Make sure to check out all the amazing kits available this month! Take care and happy scrapping!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Magical with Marilyn!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Marilyn Rivera is treating us to another fabulous process video today. A gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our May Limited Edition kit!

May Limited Edition Kit

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Spring Banner with Lee -Anne

Hello friends! I love banners for all occasions and I thought I would create a Spring banner with the May Creative Kit for My Creative Scrapbook.  

Spring Banner

May 2018 Creative Kit - My Creative Scrapbook

To create the above banner you will need:

Basic Supplies

Adhesive (liquid glue, permanent tape runner adhesive and foam squares)
Fringe Scissors ((optional - can also cut fringe with basic scissors but easier with fringe scissors)
Paper Hole Punch
Paper Trimmer
Scalloped Paper Punch
Sewing Machine (optional)
White Thread (optional)

May Creative Kit Supplies - My Creative Scrapbook

American Crafts Banner Kit (12 chipboard banner pieces and black and white twine)
Chipboard Stickers (Happy Word)
Stickers (Always Be Happy Sticker, Spring Word Stickers)
Patterned Paper - Yellow Gingham, Pink Patterned Paper, Multi Color Striped, Multi-colored Floral Patterned Paper, Light Blue Floral Patterned Paper
Pom Pom Ribbon (White)


Using one of the banner pieces as a template, trace with a pencil and cut the yellow gingham paper.

Adhere paper to the banner piece and then add the two holes on the yellow gingham paper with a hole punch matching up the holes from the banner piece. Repeat and create twelve banners.

With the paper trimmer, trim the multi-colored striped patterned paper vertically into 1/2 inch strips. You will need 12 strips to fit the top edge of the banner.

With a tape runner adhesive, adhere the multi-colored stripe paper strips to the top edge of the yellow gingham paper banner piece. Trim.

With a piece of the pink patterned paper, a pencil and a ruler, mark the pink paper 2 1/2 inches from the top of the yellow gingham paper. 

Trim the pink patterned paper as shown below. 

Take a pair of scissors, or fringe scissors, and cut fringe on the narrower side of the pink patterned paper.

Adhere the pink fringed paper flush with the multi-colored paper strip and adhere.

Machine stitch around the multi-colored striped paper strip and along the entire edge of the banner.

Punch twelve scalloped circles from the blue and white patterned paper and set aside.

Flip the blue and white patterned paper scalloped circle to the backside and adhere a foam square.

Place the popped up scalloped circle to the banner centering it below the multi-colored paper strip and the pink patterned paper fringe as shown below.

On the first five banner pieces, adhere with liquid adhesive, the chipboard alphabet stickers "H" "A" "P" "P" "Y"  to the center of the blue and white patterned paper scalloped circles that are popped up with a foam square.

Cut a piece of white pom pom ribbon (about 3 to 4 pom poms in length) and adhere with some liquid adhesive at the top of the fringe on the pink patterned paper as shown below.

 Repeat for all twelve banners. Add the "Always Be Happy" sticker popped up with a foam square. to the sixth banner. 

On the sticker sheet, find the alphabet stickers that spell out the word "spring". With a foam square pop up each alphabet sticker with another foam square. Fussy cut some flowers from the floral patterned paper and place them beside the spring alphabet stickers creating a cluster.  

Punch two holes on the left and right side near the top edge of each banner.

Arrange all twelve banners in the order that they should appear. Add the black and white twine feeding the twine through each punched hole. 

Voila! The banner is completed! 

I hung my banner on the mantle of my fireplace to celebrate Spring.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and are inspired to create a banner. They are fun to create and they can be for any occasion. The sky is the limit!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee-Anne Thornton