Friday, September 18, 2020

Process with Michelle!

Hi, I'm Michelle and I'll show you today in my tutorial how to easily create a colorful scrapbooking birthday layout. This Layout is based on the amazing scrapbooking kit from my creative Scrapbook.

 You will need:
My creative Scrapbook Kit September
Photo
Scissors
Stapler
Glue
Washi Tape or black pencil
1 piece of white cardstock (I work here in 8 "x12", you can also do the layout in 12"12")
Foampads (optional) with it you achieve a better three-dimensional optics
Optional: paper clip



Step 1: Preparation

Choose 3 different papers from the great selection, which stand out well against each other in terms of colour or subject.
For a better orientation I indicate the color of the papers I have used for each paper size I work with the size A4 (21.9x29cm), the dimensions for the lettering format should only differ slightly.
If you want to change the layout to 12" x12", replace all the length measurements (the last) from 9"/23cm to 11"/28cm


Cut out the following paper strips:

1x 7.5“x 9“ (19cm x 23cm) (green)

1x 1“x 9“ (2.5cm x 23cm) (rose)
1x 2“x 9“ (5cm x 23cm) (rose)

2x 1“x 9“ (2.5cm x 23cm) (white)



Step 2: Flowers

You can cut out flowers from the papers included in the scrapbooking kit. I have cut out the darker flowers. The lighter flowers are a die cut part that is also included in the kit.

Arrange the paper strips and the flowers and then glue them together. For the upper white paper strip I turned over the border. For the paper strips at the lower border I folded a corner and fixed it with a stapler.


Step 3: Photo and Title

Take your photo(s) and stick it on the large green area. You can also glue it in the middle and frame it later by Embellishments. I have attached it to the left side. Since I used two photos, I added a frame (sticker) to one photo to make it stand out better.

My title consists of 2 tags that are included in the scrapbooking kit. To make them stand out a bit more I decorated the rose paper border with a piece of Washi Tape. As an alternative to tape you can also use a black pencil to create a nice edge.

The two tags are glued together with foam pads and a piece of twine holds them together.


Step 4: Embellishments

The rich scrapbooking kit contains many stickers, which you can now arrange as a cluster next to the photo. I also cut out a star and folded the edges to get a better three-dimensional look. Below the photo I have added some more gifts (stickers). 2 golden stars complete the layout.
If you work on 12" x 12" you can cut out several stars - maybe in different sizes to create a bigger embellishment cluster.

At the end I added a paper clip in form of a 6 to the photo, because my little one celebrated his 6th birthday.

I hope you liked my layout. I am always happy about questions and feedback. Have fun designing and all the best

Michelle

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Shaker Card by Teri!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Teri Moriarty  is treating us to a fabulous process video today. A gorgeous card process with our September Main kit!


Main Kit

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Shaker Layout with Marilyn!


Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member  Marilyn Rivera  is treating us to a gorgeous mixed media  process using our September Limited Edition kit!


Limited Edition Kit

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

September Sketch !

It’s time to unveil September's fabulous Sketch.Everyone is welcomed to play along.

Looking forward to seeing what you create. Love our fans here at My Creative Scrapbook and will be watching this board to pick random winners that will receive a prize. Thank you for joining in the fun.


 Remember to share your sketch at My Creative Scrapbook Inspiration Central you never know when Pam is watching and you can be a lucky winner to some fabulous goodies!



Here below is are examples that our Design Team has created using the same sketch!

 
 By Shizuka Hirano

By Patty McGovern Pugh


By Tracy McLennon


By Zelda Smith


 We are looking forward to seeing what you share with us!

Monday, September 14, 2020

Happy Birthday to you... by Marcia

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member  Marcia Dehn-Nix  is treating us to a fabulous process video today using our September Main kit!


Main Kit

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

It's Time for September Kit Reveal!

Our September kits are filled with lots of goodies ! 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 September 2020 kits:




***September 2020 Main Kit***



   ***September 2020 Creative Kit***



***September 2020 Limited Edition Kit*** 



***September 2020 Album Kit

Thursday, September 3, 2020

September Sneaks!


We are so very excited to bring you these fabulous Sneak Peeks of what our talented design team members have been creating with September
's beautiful kits.

Our September Main Kit Sneak Peeks:
Sneak peek from our Design Team Members:

By Marcia Dehn-Nix


By Teri Moriarty

By Claudia Ressier

Our September Creative Kit Sneak Peeks:
Sneak peek from our Design Team Members:

By Zelda Smith

By Zelda Smith

By Patty McGovern-Pugh

By Patty McGovern - Pugh

Our September Limited Edition Kit Sneak Peeks:
Sneak peek from our Design Team Members:

By Elena Martynova

By Elena Martynova

By Maja Nowak



Our September Album Kit Sneak Peeks:
By Angel Lebouef



 Has this gotten your creative juices flowing?
   Be sure to reserve your kits today!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Ticket to Paradise by Elena!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member  Elena Martynova  is treating us to a fabulous process video today. A gorgeous  process with our August Limited Edition kit!




Limited Edition Kit!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Two Girls by Elena!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member  Elena Martynova  is treating us to a fabulous process video today. A gorgeous Layout process with our August Limited Edition kit!


Limited Edition Kit!

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Step by Step with Monique!

Hello My Creative Scrapbook fans! It's Monique here today with a step-by-step of one of my August Main Kit layouts. I'm a huge fan of everything Pink Paislee and was so happy to see the 5th & Monaco collection in this month's kit!

For today's step-by-step I selected this beautiful flowered paper called "paper 8" to create this layout of my daughter and our sweet Spaniel.


As soon as I saw the number 8 paper I knew I wanted to fussy cut it, but as I love color I couldn't just leave it b/w! It had to be painted first! I went with the colors of the photo: pink, light blue and a bit of orange/yellow. I grabbed my little distress ink pads and dabbed some of the ink on my glass plate and added water. 


With a large soft square brush I painted the paper 8 with the water color in large slow strokes. I tried not to add too much water as I didn't want to damage the paper. Afterwards I dried the paper with a heat gun.


Now came the fun part: the fussy cutting. I cut the flowers I wanted to use and (hand) cut them out.


Meanwhile I also prepared the background for my layout. I sprayed pink ink on a white cardstock and added drops of pink and blue ink. 


Using the Maggie Holmes template that's included in the kit and my little distress inks and a soft brush I added a few extra bits to my background:




Next I placed my (matted) photo and all the cut out flowers diagonally on the background cardstock and adhered them. I tried to do this in a way that some of the leaves were still curling a little: 


Using lots of the stickers and die-cuts from the kit and a date stamp I finished my page. Here are a few close-up shots:

  


Isn't this another awesome kit?! I'm so in love with the designs in this collection! 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.

Here's one last photo of the kit:


Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a happy day!

xxx Monique

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

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Layout Tutorial by Claudia!

Hello crafty friends,
When I spotted this gorgeous black-and-white leaves paper by Pink Paislee, I immediately knew that I wanted to use it as a background for a ‘jungle’ layout. As I wanted to place the photo in the middle, I decided to prime the middle round of the paper with some white gesso. After it had dried, I added some green and yellow watercolor.

The kit came with many black stickers by American Crafts, and I thought to arrange them in a round pattern, making sure not to cover up too much of the lovely paper. When I liked the look, I ran my sewing machine over a few times in circles.

Next, a photo of my summer garden was matted on a black-and-white flowery paper and edges torn. I punched a few circles in different sizes from different patterned papers to house two of the parrot stickers which I loved so much. I finished with the title in brown thin cardboard while cutting three smaller flags out of a large one. I added some more word stickers in shades of green around the page. Finally, I did some journaling to the left, again in a circle manner.

I like the jungle feel of the page and hope I managed to inspire you a little.


Saturday, August 15, 2020

August Sketch

It’s time to unveil August's fabulous Sketch.Everyone is welcomed to play along.

Looking forward to seeing what you create. Love our fans here at My Creative Scrapbook and will be watching this board to pick random winners that will receive a prize. Thank you for joining in the fun.


 Remember to share your sketch at My Creative Scrapbook Inspiration Central you never know when Pam is watching and you can be a lucky winner to some fabulous goodies!



Here below is are examples that our Design Team has created using the same sketch!

 
 By Shizuka Hirano

By Angel Lebouef

By Patty McGovern Pugh


By Zelda Smith


 We are looking forward to seeing what you share with us!