Friday, November 17, 2017

Sweet Hot Cocoa with Aimee!

Hello friends! Aimee here with you today and I have a tutorial on how I made my "Sweet Hot Cocoa" layout with the winter wonderful creative kit! My favorite part of this layout is the sweet little snowman who has his own little cup of cocoa which I will share how I created.

Here is the November creative kit...😍

And let's get started! I gathered a few of my punches, some coloring mediums, and my kit.

I wanted some of the wood snowflakes to have some colors that are present in the kit. I used a couple of inks for the blue and green and a mist for the red.

I used my snowflake punches and punched out some snowflakes from a few of the patterned papers.

I used a 9 inch circle template and pencil to draw on the main patterned paper where I wanted to add all of my elements to create the wreath.

Then I started playing around with all the different pieces...arranging and rearranging all of my pieces to see which pieces fit best on the circle. *One tip I have to offer is to cut the stickers from the sticker sheet leaving the backing on. That way, you can move it around to different places until you're ready to commit it to a certain place.

So now I have all those pieces exactly where I want them, I permanently adhered them down. Then I backed my picture with a piece of patterned paper and adhered it down and added my title.

Now comes that cute little snowman with his cocoa!! I used my X-acto knife to make a slit in the handle of the sticker so I could slide it onto his hand. Because of the depth of the chipboard snowman, I had to use a couple of pop dots on the back of the cocoa sticker so it would be the same height as the snowman. Now you can adhere it to your layout. Isn't he just the cutest?!?!

Last piece of this layout is creating a tag with a twine bow. 

Tuck it behind your picture and add the sweet little bird sticker...and your layout is done!

Hope you enjoyed this step by step tutorial and that you have your creative kit and are enjoying it as well!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tutorial 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 November Limited Edition kit!

Limited Edition Kit

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November Sketch!

November Sketch!
It’s time to unveil November'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 a example that our Design Team has created using the same sketch!

Shizuka Hirano

Lee- Anne Thornton

Monique Liedtke

Laura Whitaker

Tracy McLennon

Angel Lebouef

Alicia Giess

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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cards with Tracy!

Hello, my kit loving friends! Today I have a fun little card making tutorial. I have created 5 easy cards using the November creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.
This kit was full of super cute coordinating wintery embellishments that I just could NOT resist creating cards with. Here are all of the details.
Card 1: Cream cardstock card base. Card front: 4.25x5.5 Burgundy cardstock: 4x5.25 Blue plaid patterned paper: 3.5x4.75 Sweater patterned paper: 2.5x5.25 Add the layered embellishments. To add a little dimension, I used 3D foam squares for some of the layers.
Card 2: Cream cardstock card base. Card front: 4.25x5.5 Blue plaid patterned paper: 3.75x5.5 Sweater patterned paper: 2.5x5.5 Add the layered tag, and a burlap bow.
Card 3: Cream cardstock base. Card front: 4.25x5.5 Brown patterned paper: 4x5.25 Red patterned paper: 1x4 Add layered embellishments to the card, sometimes using 3D foam squares to add dimension.
Card 4: Cream cardstock card base. Card front: 4.25x4.25 Blue shimmer cardstock: 4x4 Red patterned paper: 1x4 Add the layered sticker embellishments. Including the snowflake sticker that I first cut in half.
Card 5: Cream cardstock base. Card front: 4.25x5.5 Brown patterned paper: 4x5.25 Blue plaid patterned paper: 2x5.5 Red patterned paper: 1x4 Cut a snowflake sticker in half and add a piece to the top and bottom of the blue plaid patterned border. Add the other coordinating embellishments.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy crafting!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tutorial with Lee- Anne!

Hello! I hope you have been enjoying all the inspiration that the design team has been providing over at My Creative Scrapbook. Today I wanted to share a tutorial on how I created this layout with the November Creative Kit.

My Creative Scrapbook November 2017 Creative Kit

You will need:

Basic Supply List

12 inch ruler
Adhesive foam squares
Bendable ruler (optional)
Fringe scissors (any papercrafting scissors can be used if you do not have fringe scissors)
Liquid adhesive (I use Tombow Mono Liquid Glue)
Paper trimmer
Photo (4X6)
Tape runner adhesive (I use the Scotch ATG 714 but any tape runner adhesive will do)

November Creative Kit Supply List 

Green Plaid patterned paper
Pinebough patterned paper  
Woodgrain Snowflake patterned paper                                                     
1 - 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 piece of the border patterned paper (the paper to the right of the photo)
3 - wood snowflake pieces
Cardstock Stickers - (From the large sticker sheet) - I Love Winter Banner, Winter Memories, Bird, Buck, Sleigh, Snowflakes, Snowball Bucket
Chipboard Stickers - Cabin, Trees, "Snow Days Are The Best" Sticker


Using a paper trimmer, cut the green plaid patterned paper 12 inches by 3 1/2 inches.

Drawing freehand with a pencil or using a bendable ruler, draw a wavy line across the page along the bottom edge of the paper.

Cut along the pencil line with scissors.

With the fringe scissors, or with a regular scissors, cut fringe across the bottom of the green plaid patterned paper. Note: Be sure to not cut fringe more than an inch from the top edge of the plaid paper as this will be the border to adhere the fringe paper to the background paper. 

Repeat with the woodgrain snowflake paper and cut two paper strips measuring 12 inches by 3 1/2 inches and draw a wavy line with a pencil or use a bendable ruler and draw a pencil line. 

Cut out with scissors.

Cut fringe across the bottom of each paper strip leaving a one inch border on the top edge to adhere the strips to the background paper. 

From the November Creative Kit, find the 12 inch X 12 inch sheet of pine bough patterned paper. This will be the background paper for the layout.

Adhere one of the woodgrain snowflake fringe paper strips to the top edge of the pinebough background paper. 

Adhere the green plaid fringe paper strip approximately 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the background paper.

Add the bottom woodgrain snowflake patterned paper fringe strip to the bottom edge of the pinebough background patterned paper and adhere.

When the two woodgrain snowflake fringe paper strips and the one green plaid fringe paper strip are adhered to the pinebough patterned paper, it should look like the photo below.

Mat the 4 X 6 photo onto a piece of woodgrain snowflake paper and adhere.

Mat and adhere the photo and woodgrain snowflake paper onto a piece of green plaid paper.

Adhere the matted photo onto the pinebough paper about two inches from the left edge of the paper making sure that the photo is tucked behind the top and bottom fringe as shown below.

Place the border paper to the right of the photo and tuck it under the photo's edge and adhere.

Add the "I Love Winter" banner over the border paper as shown. 

Add the "Snow Days Are The Best Days" chipboard sticker to the right of the "I Love Winter" banner sticker as shown below. 

Add the "Winter Memories" sticker near the top right corner of the layout.

Add a wood snowflake, that is dabbed with liquid adhesive, below the sticker as shown.

Add the "green sleigh" sticker to the right of the "Snow Days Are The Best Days" chipboard sticker as shown below.

Add the two tree stickers below the sleigh popping up with some foam adhesive squares to layer the trees.

Add the "cabin" chipboard sticker to the left of the trees and to the bottom of the border paper and adhere.

Add another wood snowflake piece to the bottom of the layout onto the right edge of the green plaid paper fringe.

Add the "buck" sticker that is popped up with some foam adhesive squares to the bottom right corner of the layout and adhere.

Add a snowflake sticker and adhere.

Add the "bird" sticker, that is popped up with foam adhesive squares, to the snowflake sticker and to the left side of  the "buck" sticker.

Add the snowball bucket sticker to the bottom left corner of the photo and stick down.

Add a "pinebough sticker" and a small red "snowflake" sticker below the wood snowflake piece and adhere.

For the larger "snowflake" sticker, add a foam adhesive square to the backside of the sticker and adhere below the wood snowflake and beside the "snowball bucket" sticker.

The layout is now complete!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and are inspired to try the fringe technique. I love the texture and interest it gives to this rustic layout. 

Have a great day!


Friday, November 10, 2017

Step by Step with Monique!

Hello My Creative Scrapbook fans! It's Monique here today, sharing another step-by-step tutorial for one of the pages I created with the fantastic November Main Kit.

For today's quick and easy layout I decided to "scraplift" one of the layouts I once created for The Cut Shoppe using a digital cut file and I thought it would be fun to show how easy it is to create a similar layout without using any expensive tools like a Silhouette. (You can find the original here.)

Here's the layout I created for today's blog post:

And here's how I created this page:

1. I chose two patterned papers I wanted to use for the four parts (the papers are double-sided so I only needed two) and selected a bowl with the right diameter from my cupboard to create a circle:

2. Using a pencil I drew a circle around the bowl and using a pair of scissors I hand cut the circle:

3. Next I cut the circle into 4 equal parts and put them aside. I repeated this step until I had the four desired parts:

4. Using a simple hand punch I punched a heart shape from one of the parts. It's totally up to you if you want to punch other shapes in the other parts as well, but I only punched this one heart shape in the top right part:

5. For my next step I have to admit I did use an expensive tool: my sewing machine. I thought about hand stitching the patterned paper parts but prefer the look of machine stitching. I stitched the parts not quite in the middle of the cardstock background paper, but rather a bit to the left as I wanted my photo on the right.

And now the ground work is done. The next step is adding the photo and embellishing!!

6. I matted the photo and placed it on the right side of the circle and added lots and lots of die-cuts, chipboard pieces and stickers from the kit. There are soooo many bits and pieces in this kit that the possibilities are endless!

Here are a few close-ups:

7. Last but not least I stamped the date (twice) and added drops of color mist and I was done!!

I really love how this turned out and hope you do too!! If you have any questions don't hesitate to write them in the comments and I'll definitely get back to you!

Here's another quick look at the November Main Kit, the one I used to create this page. I really love that Pam always includes complete collections in the kits and also adds extra's that coordinate perfectly with the contents of the kit (like in this kit a few papers from the Heart of Home collection from Pebbles, word stickers from the Warm and Cozy collection from Pebbles and the buttons from Jillibean Soup).

Can't wait to see what you'll create with this month's kit. Don't forget to share your projects on our "inspiration central" facebook page

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! If you want to know how you can secure a kit for yourself next month (or maybe even this one) then please visit the MCS website and if you want to see more pages created with this kit then please visit the Design Team Gallery

Wishing you happy scrapping! 

xx Monique