Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall Mini Album by Angel Rodrigue

Design Team member Angel Rodrigue is walking is through the creation of her fabulous Fall mini album created with our September Album Kit!

My gosh I just love the colors of Fall. This month the album kit is loaded with fall goodies for you to play with .

When I received my kit I knew right of way I wanted to make a cover to go with the rings and the chipboard pages. i did just that.


As you can see here I used two sheets of chipboard from my stash and made the covers 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. The spine I did 6 1/2 inch long buy 2 1/2 inches wide. I then covered it with black card stock. You can see many tutorials on YouTube on how to do this step if you need to.

I then made two holes going down the spine with a long reach hole puncher adding the three rings where the holes of the chipboard pages are.(You will see better when you look at the pages) That is how I did the cover.

I then decorated every sheet of the chipboard pages with the paper and the embellishments that was added to the kit. The only thing I added from my stash was the chipboard 12 x 12 sheets for the cover and some flower leaves you can get at your craft store near the flower department. Those are everywhere lately.




Here is a Close up of the spine. Keep in mine the spine will be a little lumpy in the center cause the rings are there. I did not want to see the rings so I covered it up as shown above.


To get the ribbon like you see in the photo you cut the ribbon in half and adhere each piece under your scrap paper you added on the cover. Make its look pretty and you have something to keep you mini close shut.

If you want to see inside pages of this album Please visit My Creative Scrapbook Gallery or My Blog at www.scrappalace.blogspot.com.


Here is the September Album 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

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Boho Style Cards Video Tutorial by Marta Lapkowska

Want to watch design team member Marta Lapkowska create all 8 of these gorgeous boho style cards using our September Limited Edition kit?



You're in luck! She has created a process video for you :)



Here is the 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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Main Kit Process Video Featuring String Art by Kelly Barron

Design Team member Kelly Barron is back with her next September Main kit scrapbook page process video today!  Can you believe that fabulous string art?!


Here's Kelly's video:



Here is the September 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

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Patterns and Layering by Tracy McLennon

Design Team member Tracy McLennon is featuring our September Creative Kit today with a closeup look at her paper layering process!

Hello all! Today I am sharing a quick little tutorial to try and get you thinking of patterned paper layers in a different way. We all love all those fun patterned papers, bright colours and different textures. But, we often get stuck in layering them in the same old way. Playing with some simple layering can add so much interest to your layout, and even trick the eye of those looking through your albums.


Here is the finished layout that I created using the September Creative Kit. As you can see I mixed and matched some patterns and embellishments and played a bit with different shapes.

Now here is base of the layout before I added photos and embellishments.


I started with the circle. I just took that sheet of patterned paper and chose the ring in the pattern itself that suited the size of my layout. I cut out my circle, and made a break on the left hand side, where the border strip is over top of it. Now take a second and follow the patterned strips along the page and see if you can spot the different ways that I layered them.

So the first thing I did was tack down the circle, you don't need a ton of adhesive, just enough to keep it in place. Then I took the word patterned strip. I started on top of the circle on the left and then went under the circle on the right. Then I took the teal polka dot strip. It too started on top on the left, but stayed on top on the right. Then the large yellow banner. It started under the circle, and ended up on top of the other 2 patterns and on top of the circle at the bottom.

From there I simply added my matted photos and embellishments.


I hope this inspires you to think outside the box and play with those patterns and layering.

Here is the September Creative 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

Friday, September 23, 2016

How to Create a Pie Chart Embellishment by Jaclyn Rench

Design Team member Jaclyn Rench is sharing step by step instructions for how to create a beautiful pie chart to use on your layouts and cards! We love how she was able to feature so many of our September Main Kit patterned papers on her layout using her pie chart technique!

I have long admired the pie chart trend, but for some reason or other, never tried it on a scrapbook page, myself. That is until now!  The beautiful patterns from the September kit were just begging to be made into a pie design.  Here's a look at the fall themed pie chart I created for my gallery this month. 


The best part about this design is that it's easy to do and doesn't require any fancy tools or electronic die cutters. 

I pulled out some leftover papers and embellishments from my July main kit to create a card with a similar pie chart design.  I've taken pictures of that process to demonstrate to you just how easy this look can be to duplicate, at any size and with any products.

To begin, you'll need to trim or punch out a circle from scrap paper, at the approximate size you want your finished pie chart to be.  Since I knew I'd be using my finished design to adhere to a standard A2 sized card front, I used my circle cutter to trim a 3.5" circle.  (Note: if you don't own a circle cutter, punches or dies in the right size, you can simply trace the bottom of a cup bowl or dish of the appropriate size, and hand cut it out).  Next, trim or punch a second sized circle a couple of inches smaller.  This smaller circle will be used to attached the finished pieces of your pie chart to.


Set aside the smaller of the two circles and fold the larger circle in half - lining up the edges.


Fold that same circle in half again, horizontally.  Once again, being sure to line up the edges of the design.


Your circle is now divided into fourths.  Once unfolded, you can easily pinpoint and mark the center.

 
Using a ruler and pencil, divide your circle into the appropriate number of sections, according to your desired design.  I chose to divide my pie into five pieces of varying widths.  Make sure that the point of each pie piece lines up with the center of the circle, that you've just predetermined and number each piece.


Now simply cut along the lines to create your pie pieces.

Use the pie pieces you've created as a stencil.  Trace and number each piece onto an array of patterned papers and trim them out.


Next, piece your pie back together in the order that you've numbered them and reach for the smaller circle that you had previously set aside.

 
Cover your scrap paper circle in adhesive and adhere the pieces of the pie chart into place, being sure to line up the edges of each piece, leaving no space in between the pieces.


And now comes the fun part - the embellishment!  In this example, I've pulled various stickers from the kit to dress up my pie chart.  In my gallery project (seen above), I printed out journaling strips and adhered them over top of each pie piece, to represent the different reason why I love fall.

 
You might have also noted that pie chart from my gallery page is a little 'wonky' and imperfect.  If you want your pie chart to have this same layered and handmade feel, you'll simply need to cut a couple additional pieces to layer among your design, as shown...


Here's a look, once the additional layers have been added...


Adding this piece to a pretty patterned paper background and embellishing it with a cute chipboard ampersand made for a quick and cute card design!


I hope you'll give the pie chart a try and share with us your results!  Happy Scrapping!

Here is the September 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

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Creative Kit Start to Finish Scrapbook Page Tutorial by Lee-Anne Thornton

Design Team member Lee-Anne Thornton is sharing a scrapbook page tutorial featuring our September Creative kit!

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a good day.  It's Lee-Anne here and today I wanted to share another step by step tutorial of the layout below that I created from the My Creative Scrapbook September 2016 Creative Kit.

My Creative Scrapbook September 2016 Creative Kit
I  enjoyed creating with this fun kit.  It had plenty of papers and embellishments from the new American Crafts Shimelle Starshine Collection.


Here we go:

Begin with a 12X12 inch piece of white of card stock.  This will be used for the background to build the layout on.

Cut the blue star paper 7 1/2 inches long by 6 inches wide and adhere to the white cardstock background.

 Cut the blue diagonal striped paper 8 1/2 inches long by 7 3/4 inches wide and adhere to the blue star paper leaving about a half inch of the blue star paper above and to the left of the blue diagonal stripe paper.  Adhere.

Cut the six squares of patterned paper from the paper sheet that has rectangle and square patterned papers and adhere to the blue diagonal stripe paper as shown below.  Add the strip of scalloped striped paper and adhere as shown below.



Add the yellow stripe chipboard frame and place it over the patterned paper squares as shown below.  Add the "adventure is waiting" chipboard square inside of the yellow stripe chipboard frame. Adhere.


Mat a 3 X 4 photo with the yellow paper and adhere to the right of the yellow stripe chipboard frame.


Add the balloon flair button to the bottom right corner of the photo as shown below.


Adhere the green "brilliant" chipboard die cut to the bottom of the photo.  Be sure to center it before sticking it down onto the photo.


Adhere the pink tab to the right of the photo and also the "blue love" chipboard banner and grey heart button as shown.


Fussy cut the "the sky's the limit" paper and adhere below the navy polka dot square patterned paper as shown.  Adhere the yellow button to the left of the paper.


Add the star flower flair button to on top of the yellow stripe chipboard frame and adhere.  


Add the "make a wish" chipboard above the star paper. Adhere the turquoise button to the left of the chipboard.


Add the chipboard "go with all your heart" arrow to the bottom of the striped yellow chipboard frame directing the eye to the photo.


Add the three small chipboard stars to the top right side of the layout as shown on the layout.


Adhere the small chipboard star circle and the white foam alphas as shown on the layout.


Add the "dream" diecut to the left of the title "big".  Adhere the pink chipboard "dreams come true" piece above the "dream" diecut. 


To complete the layout, I added the year on the pink tab to the right of the photo with a black fine pen, and also typed out my journaling on a white piece of card stock and adhered it to the blue diagonal striped paper.  

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  This layout of my daughter was inspired by the September Sketch at My Creative Sketches, which is the sketch site for My Creative Scrapbook.   If you play along with the sketch and link up your layout at My Creative Sketches, you have a chance to win a fabulous prize.  The deadline is October 14 (EST midnight) to link up and the random draw for the winner will be announced October 15. 

Have fun! 

Lee-Anne 

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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, September 21, 2016

September Main Kit Scrapbook Layout Process Video by Kelly Barron

Design Team member Kelly Barron is back with her next September Main kit scrapbook page process video today!  Enjoy the inspiration!


Here's Kelly's video:



Here is the September 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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Layers, Dimension, Fussy Cutting, and More by Angel Rodrigue

Design Team member Angel Rodrigue is walking us through the details of her September Limited Edition kit designs!

Here's Angel:

Today I am going to give you close ups on the details of my Limited Edition Kit work.

I ended up doing three layouts and two cards. Most of you already know I love to layer and pop things off the page to make them come alive.

My First layout is Your Cheating Heart!

Looking this layout its hard to tell that this is popped up. So Here is a closer picture of this layout.

I have used the Prima Collection Called Rossibelle. 
Papers I used:
12x12 Rossibelle - Nostalgic

I cut out several things from the paper line and I also used some of there chipboard pieces and stickers. 
I added pop dots underneath to give it a dimensional look.


Another layout is called Sweet

Here is a closeup of the details on this one..
This layout is a tribute to a sweet girl that has earned her wings too soon.. She was so Beautiful.
As you can see I layered this with some fussy cutting of the flowers on the paper called 
I adhered most flat and added a pop dot at some spots to make it come to life. Also Cut some blooms and rolled them up to make more flowers as you see in the closeup.

On this last layout called Unforgotten Memories. I did a little raising with pop dots and  alot of fussy cutting.. This layout is my grandmother who has recently passed away at age 87. She was a very sweet woman and will always be remembered.

Here is a close ups of the groups on this page. I loved the sequins that was added in the kit. It was truly fun to play with.


All cut outs was cut from the same paper line. I used some of the chipboard as well.

Last but not least I had created two cards with the beautiful flowers from Prima as well that you get in this kit                           
Just look at all those beautiful flowers that I have clustered together. Added beads and twine as well a a punched out butterfly. Cut the inside out of a doily and it just makes the perfect card.


This one has the bow tucked under the flower as well. I also fussy cut the heart out of the paper line and used the stickers, punched out butterflies and sequins. The Punch is a Martha Stewart punch.. 

The possibilities are endless with this kit. Lots of beautiful things to create with. Be sure to check out the September Limited Edition Kits! Hope you was inspired to make you creativity come to life!

Here is the September 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