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 !


Limited Edition Kit

Come over to My Creative Scrapbook.com and check out the Kits we have to offer. You will not be able to choose just one they are all jammed packed with loads of goodies and fun! 


 

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

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

Monday, May 16, 2022

Wonderful with Rebeca!

Hi!

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!


 


Sunday, May 15, 2022

May Sketch Reveal!

 Do you love to design using a sketch? We have a sketch included in every box we ship out! Just one of the perks of receiving an order from MyCreativeScrapbook.com

May Sketch from MyCreativeScrapbook.com 



Take a look at what our designers created using our sketch. 






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to purchase your kit today!

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Sweetest Moment with Neena!


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


Limited Edition Kit


Come over to 
My Creative Scrapbook.com and check out the Kits we have to offer. You will not be able to choose just one they are all jammed packed with loads of goodies and fun!

 

Monday, May 9, 2022

Love Grows Here with Claire!

Layout: Love Grows Here


Hi everyone!

It’s Claire here, sharing quite a bold layout on the blog this month. It uses the May 2022 Main Kits featuring the Paige Evans Splendid collection.

This month’s kit is bursting full of bright colours and happy vibes, perfect for scrapping all those spring and summer photographs. There is one paper in the collection however, that has a beautiful black and white monochromatic floral design.

The second I saw this, I knew I wanted to pair it with yellow to create a real statement layout. Here’s the result!

 



You may have noticed by now that I love a black, white and yellow colour combo and this is no exception.  

I started with a piece of white cardstock, adding yellow paint stripes with a spatula across the page. By applying the paint with a spatula, the paint has a little more texture and dimension, especially around the top and bottom of each stripe.

 

I added machine stitching on each line in bold black thread, alternating the stitch pattern to create some extra interest.

Next came the fussy cutting – Lots of fussy cutting!  I usually do this whilst at my desk, but given I wanted quite a lot, I settled down to cut out about half of the paper whilst watching TV. It was very therapeutic.

 


Once all the flowers were cut, I began forming clusters – one to sit on the top right of the page, and the other bottom left (where my photo will be).

I layered the flowers with foam squares for extra dimension, helping create a flowing kind of effect through the corners.

Before adding them to my page, I mounted my photo on black cardstock and cut a yellow tag from the tag paper that comes in the kit. I layered the photo on top of the tag, adding black twine and a brad from my stash.

 


 

I positioned the photo in the bottom left corner and built the floral cluster around it.

The ‘Your and Me’ phrase was cut from the tag paper. I curled this to create height, adding it to the floral cluster.

 



Next, I began to think about my title.  This month, the kits include an exclusive cutfile – and it is beautiful! I wanted the file to really pop, but also not to take over. I decided to resize the file to just 4.4” wide and use just the centre pieces – cut in black cardstock.


I adhered these flat to the page to sit alongside my photograph.


 To tie in a few more shades of yellow, I fussy cut some butterflies from that stunning butterfly paper and positioned these in a triangle around the page, using the rule of three.

The butterflies’ bodies were various colours (blue, pink etc.) which didn’t match my monochromatic layout, so I coloured these in with a black felt tip pen. I glued just the bodies to the page, leaving the wings free. I rolled the edge of the wings round the tip of my finger to create movement.

 



As a final touch, I scattered a few smaller flowers around my photo and a handful of black sequins from my stash.

 


And that was the page finished!

I absolutely love how this layout turned out, and really enjoy the impactful colours of the flowers against the painted stripes.

I hope this project, and the fabulous colours in this months kit, spark your creativity! Have a great time scrapping!

See you soon.


Claire xx

@Scrappysoulmate


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Splendid with Rebeca!

 Hi!
Hope you are having a great day! Do you love using flowers and cut files in your layouts? I surely do, and when I'm able to add a bit of mixed media to the page I enjoy it more. In this layout titled "Splendid" I used all those elements that I enjoy playing with and added a few extra things to give this page lots of texture and dimension. The result is a gorgeous page that captures the viewer’s attention and can be accomplished with less effort! Stay with me during this post to learn how I made this layout and check the process video at the end.


To create this layout, I used the May 2022 Main Kit of My Creative Scrapbook which features Paige Evans’ Splendid collection. I love this kit; the colors and designs of the papers and the embellishments are beautiful, and you can create many different projects because it is so versatile. I started this layout by cutting this beautiful cut file designed by Paige Evans that you can find in the My Creative Scrapbook files gallery when you subscribe to their monthly kit. 

Then, I cut apart the paper with the 3" x 3" squares an
d used the flowers in the squares to back the centers of the cut file flowers. In the photos below, you can take a closer look on how they look. Before backing the file, I used an X-Acto knife to cut around the frame in the square. I saved them for future projects.


Once the centers of the flowers were backed, I started backing the rest of the design using the 3" x 3" squares’ B side (the one that doesn't have a frame).



This is how the whole cut file looks after being backed with patterned paper, but before I add it to the layout, I cut a 1" frame out of the blue paper and covered it with an 11" x 11" white cardstock. I stitched them together using white thread.

Then, I did a bit of mixed media using a floral stencil by Paige Evans and an iridescent paste by Vicki Boutin. I added it in the cut file area, letting it be seen in between the file and around the edges. When the paste was dry, I added the backed cut file using foam tape.


Since the layout is already busy and I want my photo to be seen, I used a 3 1/2" x 5 1/4" photo matted with a white and yellow border around it. Then, enhanced it with a tag cut from one of the papers and a piece of white thread to make a bow. Also, used one of the frames cut from the 3" x 3" square. I cut it in half and used it in two corners of the photo.


For the title I used the "Splendid" word from the title pack and embellished the layout using chipboard pieces and a bird I fussy cut from one of the papers. Some of the elements were added with foam tape and others with liquid glue. 



If you want to see me creating this layout, check the process video.

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. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel for more inspiration!

Friday, May 6, 2022

Unboxing with Laura!

 Want to see the LE kit up Close join Laura in a unboxing . Then head over to My Creative Scrapbook to get a kit for yourself. They don't disappoint.


Limited Edition Kit


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Thursday, May 5, 2022

May Reveal Day!

 New kits at My Creative Scrapbook for May 2022 !

Today is reveal day here at My Creative Scrapbook! Come on in and browse our store to see all the new kits you can choose from at   MyCreativeScrapbook.com . We have new ideas posted in our design team gallery each month. These ideas are created just for you. Check out how to recreate our kits making your scrapbooking easy and fun by checking out the tutorials the design team makes for you each month. All you have to do is check in on the blog!

 To purchase a kit visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com and get a kit for yourself or a friend. 

Main Kit

Creative Kit

Limited Edition Kit

Album Kit

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