Friday, October 20, 2017

Step By Step with Lee- Anne

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a step by step tutorial of a layout that I created for My Creative Scrapbook with the October 2017 Creative Kit.

My Creative Scrapbook October Creative Kit

Here is the layout...

I really love the warm colors in the October Creative Kit. It just screams autumn and Thanksgiving. This layout looks complicating, but I assure you that it is a fairly simple layout to create. The bonus is that to create this layout, it doesn't require any fancy tools.

Let's get started. You will need:

Basic Supplies For This Layout

Adhesive (a tape runner works well. I used my Scotch ATG gun)

Bone folder (to score the hand cut leaves)
Cardstock (12 X 12 sheet of white textured cardstock)
Foam dots, squares, or tape (for adding dimension to the hand cut leaves and the Hello Fall sticker)
Liquid Adhesive (for the paper confetti pieces. I use Tombow Liquid Adhesive)
Paper Punch (a hole punch, confetti punch or the Fiskars Swiss Cheese Border Punch - I used the Fiskars Swiss Cheese Border Punch)
Paper trimmer (to trim the patterned papers)
Pen (black fine line pen)
Pencil (to hand draw leaves)
Scissors (to hand cut leaves)
One photo measuring 5 X 3 1/2  inches or two photos combined to measure 5 X 3 1/2  inches.

October Creative Kit 

1 - 12 inch by 7 1/4 inch piece buffalo check patterned paper (the burgundy and black check piece of paper)
1 - 12 inch by 1/2 inch strip of the multi-colored pickup truck patterned paper
1 - 12 inch by 1/2 inch strip of the yellow and white patterned paper
2 - 12 inch by 1/2 inch strips of the burgundy and white patterned paper with the diamond design
1 - 12 inch by 1/2 inch strip of the multi-colored striped patterned paper
1 - 5 1/4 inch by 4 inch piece of the burgundy and white patterned paper with the tree branch print
Several pieces of patterned papers for the hand cut leaves (see layout above for example)
Leaf chipboard stickers (from the chipboard sticker pack)
Hello Fall Sticker (from the sticker sheet)
Orange tree die cut (from the ephemera pack)


Begin with the 12 X 12 sheet of white textured cardstock.

Adhere the 12 inch by 7 1/4 inch piece of buffalo check paper to the bottom of the white cardstock.

Mat the photos on a piece of burgundy and white patterned paper, with the tree branch print, with foam squares to the backside near the middle of the photos. This will ensure that the hand cut leaves will tuck behind the photos later.

Add the multi-colored strip of paper of striped paper to the top edge of the buffalo check paper and adhere.

Add the burgundy and white diamond print strip of paper directly below the multi-colored striped paper strip and adhere.

Add another burgundy and white diamond print strip, which has been cut on both edges with scissors, to make a banner. Adhere to the bottom of the photos as shown.

Add the yellow and white patterned paper strip, which has been cut on both edges with scissors, to make a banner. Adhere below the burgundy and white diamond print strip as shown.

On several sheets of patterned paper from the kit, hand draw some leaf shapes with a pencil and cut out with scissors. I cut out several leaves. Check out the layout to see approximately how many leaves I cut. I used four different patterned papers.

With a bone folder, score down the middle of each hand cut leaf and bend.

Begin tucking the scored leaves behind the photos as shown below.

 I added the 5 leaves from the leaf patterned paper behind the photos as shown below.

Next I added four multi-colored striped leaves to fill in the spaces.

Finally, I added the burgundy and red patterned paper, with the tree branch print, behind the other leaves as shown. Be sure to fill in the empty spaces between the leaves.

Finally, I added two yellow and white patterned paper leaves behind the other paper leaves as shown.

Now it's time to embellish the layout with paper confetti.  I used the Swiss Cheese Border Punch and scraps of the patterned paper from the kit and punched out several circles.

 I arranged the paper confetti on the white card stock background randomly and applied a tiny bead of liquid adhesive to the back of each circle of paper confetti and stuck them down.

I added more paper confetti on top of the buffalo check paper and applied a bead of liquid adhesive and glued them down. I adhered three leaf chipboard stickers. Next, I added the "Hello Fall" sticker that I popped up with some foam squares to the back and adhered it to the middle of the layout below the photos and on top of the banner paper strips.

Adhere the paper strip of the pickup trucks to the bottom edge of the buffalo check paper. On a small strip of white and yellow patterned paper, I wrote the names of the children with a black fine line pen.

Finally I added the orange tree die cut to the top right corner of the layout.

Voila! The layout is now complete!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and give this a go. It may be a little time consuming, but the results are worth it.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the October Creative Kit and all the kits at My Creative Scrapbook. Each month there are four kits to suit any scrapbooker's style.

Happy scrapping!

Lee-Anne Thornton

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Cards with Tracy!

Hello crafty friends! Today I have 3 super cute and easy cards to share using the October Creative Kit. When you have a fabulous kit like this one, and you create lots of beautiful often STILL have lots of bits and pieces left over to create with. This is when I like to create a few easy cards to have on hand for lots of occasions. Here is all you need to know!
Card 1:
The card base is created using cream cardstock and the card front is 4x6. Cut a piece of the chevron patterned paper that is 4x6. Cut a strip of yellow patterned paper that is 2.5x6. Adhere these layers to the card.
Add your sticker and chipboard sticker embellishments.
Card 2
The card base for this card is 4.25x5.5 in cream cardstock. Cut the grey plaid patterned paper to 4x5.25. Cut a strip of the red patterned paper that is 5.25x1. Adhere these layers to the card front.
Adhere the wood frame die cut piece to the card using 3D foam. Add the cardstock sticker using 3D foam.
Card 3
The card base for this card is again, 4.25x5.5 in cream cardstock. Cut a piece of yellow patterned paper that is 4x5.25. Find and cut out the journal block with the orange center, cut out and mat in brown cardstock. Adhere this to the card front using 3D foam.
Add the chipboard sticker.
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hello Beautiful Moms by Marielle LeBlanc

Hello MCS fans, Marielle here today to share a layout I created with the gorgeous October Main Kit.
LOVE Jillibean Soup...always have....always will !!!
These women are my moms ( the taller one is my mom and the other my mother in law ) .Love them both  so much !!

Hello Beautiful Moms by Marielle LeBlanc

Step 1- Use the "Goodness Gracious" as your base paper.
I cut out the first and second "saying" inside the frames to use on this layout ( and an other one).

Step 2- Cut 10- 2"x 2" and 10- 2"x 3" pieces of various patterned papers. 

Step 3- Adhere pieces to center of each frame. I used 3D foam for all of the floral patterns.

Here's a closer look at the finished background.

Step 4- Adhere frame sticker to white cardstock and adhere the "Family saying" to center of frame with 3D foam.

 Step 5- Mat photo with white cardstock and add 3 layers of your favorite papers.

Step 6- Add title (White alphas are from a previous kit )

Step 7- Add embellishments and stickers . There is so much to choose from in this kit !!

I hope you've enjoyed my step by step post .

The October Main kit in available in the My Creative Scrapbook all should get one...really !!
Happy Crafting !

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cards with Marta!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Marta is treating us to fabulous process video today. A gorgeous cards with our October Limited Edition kit!

Limited Edition Kit

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

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Monday, October 16, 2017

October Sketch Video with Laura!

Hello there!

I am thrilled to be sharing another layout for My Creative Scrapbook, as well as a sketch and process video!  The October main kit was so fun to create with, especially with these sweet photos of my grandson!

This layout was created based on the monthly sketch challenge at My Creative Scrapbook, which was created by yours truly!  I am thrilled to be creating sketches for them for the next while!

I love the way the kraft paper background (from my stash) helps all the pretty colours pop on this page!

You know I love a multi font title, and this one packs a punch with the oversized die cut alphas from Jillibean Soup!

Oh and these sweet farm animal die cuts, I am such a fan!

As suggested in the sketch, I added some stitching but I kept mine more on the boxy side.

Here is a look at the sketch for you!

I would love to see you play along, you can link up over at My Creative Scrapbook.

You can view my process video below or on my You-Tube channel here.

Supply List: (from the kit) Jillibean Soup Farmhouse Stew patterned papers (bless your heart, goodness gracious, bite size bits), die cut alphas, label stickers, puffy stickers, pea pod parts; Echo Park brads; rustic twine. (Other Supplies) Mr. Huey's brown mist; Tim Holtz 'gathered twigs' distress marker; misc. paper clip; Bazzill cardstock.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Thanks Laura xo

Sunday, October 15, 2017

New October Sketch!

October Sketch!
It’s time to unveil October'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

Laura Whitaker

Aimee Kidd

Maja Nowak

Monique Liedke

Angel Lebouef

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

Step by Step with Yvette!

Hi My Creative Scrapbook fans!  It's Yvette here with you today, sharing a step by step tutorial using this month's October Main kit!

The main kit this month features the gorgeous Jillibean Soup Farmhouse Stew Collection and I just couldn't resist creating a page with lots of flowers!     

First I selected the two patterned papers I wanted to use for my flowers and then pick a third to use for the center.   

Next, using a pencil I drew a bunch of petals and then cut each one out with a small scissors...this took me a little while to do :)))

To create the middle of my flowers I used the Reinforce Hole Punch from We R Memory Keepers, this went much faster than the petals. 

At this point I started playing around with the placement of the flowers, once I was happy with the arrangement I glued in place. 

Now, you cannot have a page of flowers without adding a few butterflies and this kit just happen to have these adorable small wood veneers butterflies from Jillibean Soup! 

I pierced holds in a few places around my layout to create a swirls design and just stitched with beige colored thread, I love the extra texture this added.   

Next, I added the wood veneers butterflies and using a few of the decorative brads (also in this month's main kit) to add extra dimension to the center of the flowers.  

I keep the embellishments to a minimum so as not to overload the page, and love how beautiful this page turn out!  

I hope you felt inspired today and if you're not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are all so beautiful and you will not regret it!!!!

Thanks for stopping by :) xx Yvette