Thursday, December 8, 2016

How to use your monthly cut files in a fun way by Kat Benjamin

Guest Designer Kat Benjamin is featuring our December Main Kit today with an idea about how to use your monthly cut files in a fun way.


1.  Select a shape from the monthly cut files that you would like to repeat and create a strip of the repeating shape across the top of your page.  For my layout I chose the cute Christmas tree.  When I traced the image in my Silhouette software, I chose to only trace the outer edge.  I loved the little ornaments in the shape, but I knew I was only going to be using the negatives of my cut, so I decided to leave that portion out.

2.  Select a few different colors of mist and mist over the cut outs before removing the paper from your cutting mat.  I chose red and gold mists and decided to keep my mist concentrated just over the cut outs.

3. After mist has dried, removed paper from cutting sheet.  Back cut outs with the pretty patterned papers in your kits and embellish as you see fit.  I cut apart the cute rhinestone trim to create garlands for some of my trees and used the wood veneer stars as tree toppers for a few others.

4.  Finish layout!!

Here’s my final project a bit larger:


Here is the December Main Kit:

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Adding Sparkle to your Layouts with Christine Meyer

The Main and Creative Kits both sparkle and shine just like this beautiful season!  Design Team Member Christine Meyer is showing us how she upped the sparkle and bling in her projects. Here she is:

Today I am going to show you how I used both the kit contents and some basic supplies to add some additional sparkle to my projects with a quick video!


Here's the Main Kit layouts I highlighted in the video:


Here is this month's Main Kit:

I also highlighted this Creative Kit layout:

Here's this month's Creative Kit:

Please have a look through our amazing Design Team Gallery which is loaded with tons of inspiring creations made with the contents of these kits!

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Monday, December 5, 2016

The December Reveal is Here!

It's time for our December Reveal!
Our December kits are filled with fabulous products for your holiday scrapping!  You'll find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinating embellishments.  Whether your style is clean and simple, shabby chic, or something in between, our kits offer something for everyone.

Presenting the My Creative Scrapbook December 2016 kits:

***December 2016 Main Kit*** 

***December 2016 Creative Kit*** 

***December 2016 Limited Edition Kit*** 

***December 2016 Album Kit*** 

Please have a look through our amazing Design Team Gallery which is loaded with tons of inspiring creations made with the contents of these kits!

Keep an eye right here on our blog all month long as we share projects and tutorials from our designers.


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We have two fabulous guest designers with us this month! 

Kat Benjamin!
I live with my husband, Eric, and dog, Moose, in Tampa FL. We have lived here for about a year and I gotta say, I love the mild winters!  We don’t have any kids yet, but we do have two adorable nieces and one super cute nephew.  In addition to Moose Dog, they are the ones most prominently featured in my scrappy projects.


Jenifer Evans!
My name is Jenifer Evans known on many scrapbooking sites and forums as "Jennaroo"! I have 5 kiddos and I'm married to my high school sweetheart! I have been scrapbooking my children's memories and milestones since my first child was born 17 years ago. I got serious about the artistic side of paper crafting in 2010 and since, my abilities, technique and style have evolved and flourished. I am continuously growing and developing new and improved ideas and skills, and I absolutely love taking the opportunity to share my skills with others! I would say I have more than one style of scrapping because I don't want to limit my creativity, with that being said my dominant style is classic / shabby chic, although I have recently begun to take a serious interest in mixed media techniques. I pretty much go where the pictures and paper take me!


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Are you a member of our kit club?  Subscribing ensures that you will have our beautiful kits delivered to you every month.  Now is a really great time to join!  For more information, please visit us at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

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Sketch contest reminder:
The deadline for submitting your sketch contest layouts is the 14th! Don't miss out on your chance to win the fabulous prize package.  The details can be found on our sketch blog at http://mycreativesketches.blogspot.com

Friday, December 2, 2016

It's time for our December Sneak Peeks!

It's SNEAK PEEK time!

We are very excited to share our December sneak peeks today... ENJOY!

Our December Main kit sneak peeks:

Here are some Main kit layouts made by our team:

by Yvette Weber

by Yvette Weber


Our December Creative kit sneak peeks:

Here are some Creative kit layouts made by our team:

by Alicia Giess

by Tracy McLennon

by Alicia Giess



Our December Limited Edition kit sneak peeks:

Want to see more?  Here are some Limited Edition kit layouts made by our team:

by Jenifer Evans

by Kris Berc

by Jenifer Evans


Our December Album kit sneak peek:
Here is the cover of a beautiful album made with the contents of this kit!

by Patty McGovern-Pugh

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So, are you excited?  Let us know what you think!

Now that you have a peek at what's coming, don't forget to reserve your kits :)
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Easy Vintage Cards by Marta Lapkowska


Ready to watch and listen to Design Team member Marta Lapkowska as she designs another beautiful set of cards? Today she's featuring our November Limited Edition kit!  


Here is the November Limited Edition Kit:

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

How to Create a Custom Scrapbook Page Background by Kat Benjamin

We love our guest designers and the fabulous inspiration that they bring.  Kat Benjamin is no exception!  Today she is sharing how she created the fun background on this November Main Kit layout!



Hi, everyone!  Kat here today to share an easy idea about how to create an interesting background for a layout.

For this you will need the following supplies:
-2 pieces of cardstock (one for the base of your layout, the other to cut into)
-scissors, pencil and a stencil/die-cutting machine
-spray mist

I would normally use my die-cutting machine to do this, but I know that not everyone has one, so for the purposes of this tutorial, I did everything by hand. :)


1.  Using a pencil and a stencil, trace shapes onto the piece of cardstock that you are not planning on using for your base.

2.  Cut the shapes out of the cardstock and layer the paper over the base cardstock, creating a mask.

3. Mist!

4.  Once dry, remove mask and begin creating!

Here’s my final project.  I like that the effect is subtle, but still adds a bit of interest.



Here is the November Main Kit:

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery


For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Step by Step November Main Kit Scrapbook Page Tutorial by Lee-Anne Thornton

Design team member Lee-Anne Thornton has a start to finish scrapbook page tutorial for you today!

Here's Lee-Anne:

Hello friends! I am back with another post today sharing a step by step tutorial of how I created this layout using the new exclusive cut files that are included with the November Main Kit, and distress inks to give it a rustic mixed media look.


To create this layout you will need:

The My Creative Scrapbook November Main kit with the following items: 

  • Doily chipboard (cut in half),
  • Brads (as shown)
  • 12X12 inch sheet of brown woodgrain background paper
  • Creme lace ribbon

The following die cuts and stickers (included in the Main kit)

  • Bring On The Good Times
  • Family Memories
  • Grateful & Blessed
  • Happy & Loved
  • Together
  • We Are A Forever Family

Supplies that you will also need are:


  • 1 - 12X12 inch piece of white card stock
  • 1 - 3 X 3 inch black and white photo
  • Adhesive - liquid and also a tape runner type adhesive - (I use my Scotch ATG gun and also Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue).
  • Dimensional Foam Tape, foam squares or foam dots (for dimension)
  • Heat Gun - If you don't have one, that is okay.  You can also air dry the leaf cut file.
  • Paper Towels (for wiping up after each ink application on the splat mat and cleaning the waterbrush after each color)
  • Ranger Distress Inks in the following colors:
Aged Mahogany
Scattered Straw
Evergreen Bough
Shabby Shutters
Wild Honey
Gathered Twigs

  • Scissors (to cut the lace ribbon for the left side of the layout and also the bow on the layout)
  • Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore or Brother Scan N Cut Electronic Die Cutting Machine (must be able to use png, svg, or dxf format files)
  • Splat mat
  • Water
  • Waterbrush (I use Prima brand, but any water brush will do or simply use a regular artist brush and also a glass of water )

Instructions:

Cut out the circular leaf cut file out of a sheet of white card stock with your electronic die cutting machine.

Using the splat mat, add the distress ink and some water and paint each leaf using the colors mentioned being sure to alternate colors so not two colors are beside each other.










Using a heat gun, dry the circular leaf cut file or air dry before moving ahead.


Now it is time to assemble your layout.

Beginning with the brown woodgrain paper, add the chipboard doily that has been cut in half and adhere to the top left and bottom right corner of the layout.


Add a large piece of the creme ribbon to the left side of the layout, fold over to the backside of the brown woodgrain paper and adhere to the back. Also, be sure to reserve some ribbon to create the bow that will be added later.

Add the inked circular leaf cut file, that has fully dried, to the center of the woodgrain brown paper and adhere with liquid adhesive.  I prefer to bend the leaf tips upwards to achieve more dimension.


Add the 3 X 3 inch black and white photo to the center of the circular leaf cut file and adhere to the brown wood grain paper.

Add the sticker "we are a forever family" to the top of the photo and the "family memories" to the bottom of the photo.


Add the "grateful + blessed" sticker, the "bring on the good times" die cut (that is popped up with foam squares), the "together" die cut (that is also popped up with foam squares) and the "happy + loved" sticker to the layout as shown.


Tie a bow with the creme ribbon and adhere with liquid adhesive below the "together" die cut.

Add brads to the layout as shown.

The layout is now complete!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Have a wonderful, creative day! Be sure and check out the amazing kits at My Creative Scrapbook and subscribe today!


Here is the November Main Kit:

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com