One Scrapbook Page Three Ways

From super simple pocket scrapbook page layouts to more complicated traditional layouts created from scratch, Creative Memories offers three ways to get your photos in an album. Today I’m going to share all three ways to create a layout using the beautiful Fresh Picks Collection and the 6 photos shown here.


Let’s start with the quickest and easiest layout using Multi-Pocket Pages. I love pocket pages when I just want to get my pictures in an album and don’t have a whole lot of time to play. All I have to do is slip my photos into the waiting pockets, journal on a slide-in from a Slide-In Pack, maybe add a decorative slide-in card or two and I’m done. The cool thing is that you can mix and match the 12 x 12 Multi-Pocket Pages with 12 x 12 Large Single Pocket Side-loading Pages for your memorabilia or even with Fast2Fab or plain pages. Isn’t it nice to know you have options?


All you need to create a layout similar to this one would be your photos, a Dual-Tip pen for journaling and a Slide-In Pack. What you don’t need is adhesive or a cutting tool, which is great  when you don’t have tons of time to scrapbook.

To create this layout, you’ll need a 12 x 12 Bookcloth Album Cover, 12 x 12 Multi-Pocket Pages, Fresh Picks Slide-In Pack, and a Black Dual-tip Pen. I used one horizontal “Little Moments” slide-in card for my title, one slide-in card as a journal card and two slide-ins to fill in empty spaces. I then slipped my 6 photos into pockets as shown. You could probably finish a pocket page layout like this in about 5 minutes or so depending on how much time you take to journal your story.

I used the 12 x 12 Fresh Picks Fast2Fab album to create my next layout. The cool thing about the Fast2Fab albums is that you can use the pre-designed scrapbook pages as they are, or not. Either way, your layouts will look fabulous. For this Fast2Fab layout, I started with the pages shown below then changed things up to accommodate the photos I planned to use.


As you can see there are only 4 photo mats printed on these pages – two horizontals and two verticals. I wanted to include all 6 of my photos. I also wanted my two black and white horizontal photos to go on the left page and the other 4 to go on the right. To do that I simply used two of the pre-printed photo mats as a background and used slide-ins to fill in and dress up my layout.




  1. Use a personal trimmer to cut vertical “little moments” slide-in card to 2 3/4 x 4 inches. Adhere to a 3 1/8  x 4 1/4 inch mat cut from a floral slide-in card. Adhere to layout as shown.
  2. Adhere two 4″ x 6″ horizontal photos to left page as shown.
  3. Use the personal trimmer to trim 4 remaining photos to 4″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to right page as shown.
  4. Use the personal trimmer to cut one 2 inch square from a lavender slide-in card.  From the floral/butterfly slide-in card shown on the pocket page layout above cut one 2″ x 4″ rectangle, one 1 3/4 inch square, and three 1 inch squares.
  5. Use the 2″ x 4″ rectangle to journal your story and adhere to left page as shown. Adhere three 1 inch squares to left page as shown. Adhere the 1 3/4 inch square to the 2 inch square and adhere to right page as shown.

My final layout is a total made from scratch traditional layout using the Fresh Picks Paper Pack and an assortment of Creative Memories tools.




  1. Using the 12-inch Straight Trimmer cut one 5″ x 12″ piece and one 2″ x 12″ strip from one sheet of the teal leaf pattern paper shown. Using white pages as a base, adhere the 5″ x 12″ piece to the left edge of the left page and the 2″ x 12″ strip to the right edge of the right page as shown.
  2. Using the Border Maker and Picket Fence Cartridge, punch 2 picket fence borders from eggplant patterned paper. Trim borders to about 1 x 12 inches each. Run a strip of tape runner adhesive next to the edge of the teal paper and stick down the border strips over the adhesive so that just the tops of your picket fence overlaps the teal paper as shown.
  3. Using the Border Maker and Lace Flower Cartridge, punch a border from lavender pattern paper. Cut border to 5 inches and adhere to left page as shown with the centers of the flowers about 1 3/4 inches from the bottom of the page.
  4. Use the 12-inch Straight Trimmer to cut one 7″ x 12″ piece and one 10″ x 12″ piece from two sheets of floral pattern paper. Adhere the 7″ x 12″ piece to the left page and the 10″ x 12″ piece to the right page, covering the bottom part of your picket fence border as shown.
  5. Use the 12-inch Straight Trimmer to cut two 1/4″ x 12″ strips from eggplant pattern paper. Use the Mini Tape Runner to adhere strips to edge of floral pattern paper as shown.
  6. Adhere two 4″ x 6″ horizontal photos to left page as shown.
  7. Use the Personal Trimmer to cut two horizontal photos to 4 x 4 inches. Using a consistent margin of about 1/4 inch,  group with the remainder 4″ x 6″ photos as shown and adhere.
  8. Cut one journal mat from lavender slide-in card to measure 2 x 4 inches. Use the Two-way Corner Rounder to cut corners as shown. Use a Brown Dual-tip Pen to journal your story and adhere to left page as shown. Create a title with the Watercolor Green ABC/123 Stickers.

To create flowers:

  1. For each of the large flowers shown, use the inside track of the small oval CCS pattern and the green blade to cut 5 oval pedals and the blue blade to cut 5 small ovals from a contrasting paper. Use the inside track of the small circle pattern and the blue blade to cut a base for each flower. For the centers, use scissors to remove two flowers from a scrap flower border punched with the Border Maker Lace Flower cartridge. Adhere small contrasting ovals to petals as shown and adhere the bottom of the petals around the outside edge of your base circle. Adhere lace flower centers to flowers and add the bling from the Fall In Embellishments to center.
  2. For the small flower, use the inside track of the small oval CCS pattern and the blue blade to cut 5 petals. Using one scrap lace flower cut from a Lace Flower Border as your base, adhere petals around the base as shown. Adhere bling from the Fall In Embellishments to center of flower.
  3. With a pencil, mark a spot on the left page where you will be placing each flower. Using the thick end of the brown Dual-tip Pen and a ruler, draw a line from each mark to the top of your Lace Flower Border as shown. Adhere flowers to the layout.

Which scrapbook page style is your favorite? Are you a quick & easy scrapper, or do you love to tinker with lots of beautiful embellishment?

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