Wednesday, May 25, 2022

So Wonderful with Rebeca!


How are you? I'm very happy to share with you my fifth layout using My Creative Scrapbook May Main Kit. This was a quick and easy layout that turned out adorable. Let's talk about how I made it!

When I was in my desk planning this layout, I looked at the kit to see what I had available and noticed the 2" x 2" squares paper was intact so I decided to create a layout using it. This is when I grabbed my hexagon punch and started cutting them from the squares. I select the patterns I liked the most, approximately 18 hexagons.


Then, I cut a 10" x 5" piece of the yellow paper. I added the paper to the white cardstock and on top added a thin strip of the green, stitched paper, and a scalloped border I punched from one of the bar code strips.

 Once the papers were in place, I added the photos and started playing with the hexagons to find the right spot for them. When I was satisfied with how they looked, I added them to the layout, but in some of them I used foam tape to add dimension and interest to the layout. After looking at the layout, I decided to reduce the white cardstock to 11" x 11" and mat it with a yellow cardstock to give it a more balanced look. Also, I added a pink stitched border around the white cardstock.


To finish the layout, I embellished it using fussy cut flowers that I had ready (I fussy cut the whole floral paper when I received the kit). I added some of the flowers with foam tape and some fussy cut birds and butterflies from one of the papers, and used them to create three clusters around the layout.


Then, I added the title from the foam pack and a chipboard border.


At the end, I added a few Nuvo Drops around the page.


Thanks for your visit and for staying with me during this post. I hope you like this layout as much as I do and it inspires you to craft!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

So Much Smile with Rebeca!


Hope you are having a wonderful day! Today I'm sharing with you a happy and gorgeous layout I made for my daughter using My Creative Scrapbook May Main kit featuring Splendid collection by Paige Evans and one of the exclusive cut files you get access to with your subscription to the kit. Stay with me during this post so I can tell you how I made it and you can watch me creating it in the process video at the end.

I started this layout by backing the cut file with green patterned paper in the leaves and vellum in the floral area. Then, I added the fussy cut flowers from the paper on top of the vellum using foam tape. I backed it with vellum first because there are small areas of the cut file that can be seen in between the flowers.  


I love fussy cutting, so when I received the kit, the first thing I did was fussy cut all the flowers in the floral paper to have them on hand when I sat down to create the layout. This is why, when I was working on this page, I just had to grab the flowers and add foam tape to the back.


After having the cut file ready, I cut two pieces of paper, then tore and distressed one of the edges. I did this to create texture and dimension in the layout. Also, I cut a strip from the stitched paper and used it on the bottom of the layout.

 For the background I used a white cardstock, but I added color to it by diluting Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers in water and a piece of transparency for the kissing technique. When I was happy with the blue area, I used black acrylic paint diluted in water to make splatters around the layout. I also used Shimmerz Miner, Miner 49er paint to add gold splatters.


                          Once the paint was dry, I added the papers and the cut file to the layout.

For the title, I used the "So much" and "Smile" foam words from the kit, placing them in between the flowers in the cut file.

 Then, I added a few embellishments from the chipboard pack, the foam pack, and from the fussy cut flowers.

In the next photo you can see some of the word embellishments and details from the paint in the background, like the gold splatters.

With that, I finished the layout, but now you can see me creating it here:

Thanks for your visit and for staying with me during this post. I hope this layout inspires you to craft!



Monday, May 23, 2022

Having so Much fun with Marcia!

Today is a warm fun process video using the May 2022 Main kit by our talented Marcia! Just look how soft the colors are in this layout. 

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Mixed Media with Marta!

Mixed Media by Marta using the Limited Edition May kit
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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Step by Step with Claudia!

Hello friends, after some fasting from social media and travelling through Europe, I am back with a new layout I would like to share with you today:

I created this layout with the My Creative Scrapbook May creative kit. As you may know, I usually don’t gravitate towards pastel-coloured designs, but the Simple Stories papers and embellishments inspired me to use my daughter’s photo as a beach bridesmaid. But let’s get started with the creative process:

First, I prepped my white cardstock with some mint green water colouring in the centre part of the page as I wanted to place my photo there. I then used a stencil from an older MCS kit to mimick some water drops and splatters also in a light green.

Next, I started matting my picture with vellum and a card panel featuring die cut flowers which I pulled out from my stash as it had the mint green and lovely blue shade from my daughter’s dress in it. I stuck it down on top of the green prepped background and added two tags cut out from one of the papers.

Following this, I used a circle punch in two different sizes and punched out white circles and bigger ones from the lovely green wavy paper in the collection. As I always strive to add dimension to my designs, I found an embossing folder which I used to emboss the white circles. I then backed the two green circles with them. I tucked in these ‘matted’ circles on two opposite diagonals while adhering the other circles on the top and bottom of the page.


After this, I started to embellish around the photo by using the ephemera from the kit and some fussy cut flowers too. Luckily, I had a matching stamp set from Simple Stories in my stash, so I could add some stamping in a grey shade both on the white circles and also very subtly on the background. I also decided to fussy cut some shells and popped them up with foam dots to nestle them from top to bottom in a wave pattern. I thought they would complement the beach theme.


Finally, I used some older thickers in a light pink and small alphas to frame the title around the left side of the photo:

And this completes the layout, my crafty friends. I so enjoyed working with this kit; if you like, check out my IG profile @creativeccr to see more of my layouts featuring this awesome kit from @My Creative Scrapbook.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Having so much Fun with Rebeca!

As you may have noticed, I love using flowers in my layouts and when I saw this month's My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit, the first thing I did was fussy cut the whole floral paper, including the tiny flowers. It took me a while but it was worth it. Once I had the flowers ready, I started designing with the kit. To create this layout, I was inspired by the sketch of the month designed by Laura Creates. I made a few changes, but you can see the sketch design throughout my layout. Stay with me during this post while I explain to you how I made this page, and you can watch the process video at the end.

This is the sketch for May 2022.


In the photo below you can take a look at the finished layout. I used the "notebook" paper as the background and then played with the sketch. Instead of using the banners behind the photos, I used tags cut from the papers and omitted the doilies.


To embellish the tags, I made a bow out of pink thread. For the title I used the puffy words included with the kit.


Then, I made three clusters using flowers and butterflies that were fussy cut from the papers and the chipboards. There were no embellishments in the middle area of the sketch, but I added some to my page.


The journaling was printed and cut in strips, then added to the right bottom part of the page. To make the typewriter prettier, I added a gold heart and two tiny butterflies.


In the next photos you can see photos of the clusters with the flowers, chipboards, and puffy stickers.


Another detail I added to the layout for more interest were the black paint splatters made with acrylic paint diluted in water.


The last touch to this page was the black stitched border to balance the layout and give it a finished look. This page was fun to make and, since I had the flowers ready, I made it quickly. 


Join me here to create this beautiful layout during this quick process video. 


Thanks for your visit and for staying with me during this post. I hope you like and enjoy this video as much as I do, and it inspires you to craft.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Hello with Laura!

Today we want to share with you 
Laura's process video using the limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook for May 2022 !

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Today with Laura!

Today we want to share with you 
Laura's process video using the limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook for May 2022 !

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Step by Step with Monique!

Hello My Creative Scrapbook friends! It's Monique here and for today I've got a step-by-step tutorial which I made for one the May layouts I created with the awesome May Creative Kit. This kit is so fun and happy! It features the "Celebrate" collection from Simple Stories and is just perfect for every photo you took when celebrating! Not just birthdays! I created three graduation layouts and one birthday layout with this kit. 

Here's the layout I created the step-by-step for. My son's graduation last year: 

This kit came with a star stencil which I used to create a festive background:

I used a soft brush and the blue (tumbled glass) Distress Oxide and yellow (scattered straw) Distress Oxide to color the stars. To begin I colored the stars entirely yellow and then I went in a second time and gave all the yellow stars on one side a bit of a blue touch:

Next I punched a load of flags:

And using my sewing machine I sewed them all together:

Next I decided where I wanted my photo and one of the journaling cards I loved. I also wanted to use one of the large foam stickers that were included in the kit: 

With my tiny attacher I stapled the garland in place. First the left and right corners and next in the middle: 

I really love that because I stapled it in place it's still loose enough to move left/right/forward/backward. 

When I had added a few more embellishments and machine stitched around the page and on top of some of the cards, die-cuts and stickers and I was done! Here are a few detail photos of the finished page (the enamel dots are from my own stash):

This is it. Hope you like it! 

Here's a photo of the May Creative Kit I used: 

For more information about this kit (and the other 3 kits of this month) please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website and if you want to see the photos of all projects created by the design team with the various kits, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

Wishing you all a wonderful day! 

xxx Monique

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Wonderful with Rebeca!


How are you? Hope you are doing great and having a wonderful day! I'm back today in the blog with a second layout using My Creative Scrapbook May 2022 Main Kit which features the beautiful Splendid collection by Paige Evans. I titled this layout "Wonderful" and I love how it turned out. This page is full of texture and details. Stay with me during this post while I explain how I made it.


For this layout, I used a white cardstock as the base. I started this layout by cutting apart the striped paper and reduced each of the stripes to 1 1/4" x 12", then distressed the edges and added them to the white cardstock, leaving a bit of space in between each stripe, approximately 1/8". To secure the stripes and for more visual texture, I stitched the top and bottom edge of each stripe using white thread. After that, the background was ready!


To mat the photos, I cut three tags from the paper and added the 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" photos which were printed with a white border. 

 Behind the tags, I added foam tape  and embellished using white thread and a bow. Now is time to embellish. For that, I started by adding the banners to the middle tag. The banners were fussy cut from one of the papers.


Then, I fussy cut flowers and butterflies from the papers and added to the layout using foam tape. I created three small floral clusters around the photos to make them pop from the background.

 Also, I added three puffy gold hearts and two words from the titles pack in the photos.



For the title, I used the word "Wonderful" which is very colorful, but stands out on the green stripe.


The biggest flower was added in between two of the tags in the bottom area, to balance the layout. Finally, I added a few tiny flowers that I fussy cut from the paper. I know this is crazy, but I love fussy cutting and adding small details to my projects. To finish the layout, I diluted white acrylic paint in water and, with a brush, made splatters around the clusters.

Thanks for your visit and for staying with me during this post. I hope you like and enjoy this layout as much as I do and it inspires you to craft! Come back soon for more inspiration!