Virtual Holiday Crop: Challenge 4-Color

Welcome back!

How are your projects coming along?  Did you make time for a chocolate break?  If so, that means you have energy and are ready to keep going!

Color palettes are always so fabulous to use when creating a layout.

Sometimes it means that I work within one paper collection, and other times it means that I pull pieces from several paper collections.

But, how do you know where to start?

Creative Memories has a board on our Pinterest Page:  Creative Memories Pinterest Color Inspiration Board.  This is a great place to start for color inspiration.

With the holidays right around the corner, this combination jumped out at me, with the traditional colors.

CHALLENGE 5:  Create a layout using this  color combination as inspiration.  Once you have completed this challenge, please post an image of your layout to our Facebook Event Page so you are eligible for the prize for this challenge (before 5pm CST)!



Layout created by Melissa Ullmann- CM Home Office US


Christmas Past Paper Pack  US CAN

Christmas Past Stickers  US CAN

Gold Shimmer Cardstock  US CAN

Ruby ABC/123 Stickers  US CAN

12″ Straight Trimmer  US CAN

Tape Runner  US CAN

Scissors  US CAN


Layout created by Marja Deeth- CM Home Office Canada


A Year to Remember Paper Pack  US CAN

A Year to Remember Embellishments US CAN

A Year to Remember Stickers US CAN

Green Watercolor ABC/123 Stickers US CAN

Beige 12X12 Cardstock US CAN

Bubbles Border Cartridge US CAN

Brown Dual-Tip Pen US CAN

All-Purpose Scissors US CAN

Foam Squares US CAN

Tape Runner US CAN

Personal Trimmer US CAN


Take a spare piece of 12X12 cardstock and sketch the outline of a tree (this could be any holiday shape) – you want to make sure that the tree takes up as much of the 12″X12″ space as possible. Use your All-Purpose Scissors to cut the tree out.

Using a variety of patterned papers from the A Year to Remember Paper Pack, cut 6 pieces to 3″ X 4″ and one piece to 4″ X 6″. Next you’ll arrange the rectangles over the tree shape until you get a “quilted” layout that you like best. Adhere your rectangles down to the tree and then flip the tree over and cut off any of the patterned paper that hangs over the edges. Once you’re done, if you’ve got edges of your tree peeking out, don’t worry, you can cover those with scraps. Make sure that the tree is entirely covered in patterned paper – you shouldn’t be able to see what colour cardstock you used to create the tree base.

Next, take your photos and trim them to have an equal border along all sides – adhere those down to the quilted mats you created.

Use the Bubble Border Cartridge to punch out small circles in various sizes that can be used to ‘string’ along your tree. Plan out where your ‘strings’ will go before adhering so that they don’t cut through any important part of your photos.

Choose a title out of the A Year to Remember Embellishment Pack.

Add journalling using a Brown Duel-Tip Pen and some Watermelon ABC/123 Stickers

Use the A Year to Remember Stickers to embellish as you see fit – I used the hearts and wrote the ages of my two little ones and then put their initial beside using the Watermelon ABC/123 Stickers.

To create the star for the top of your tree, simply sketch a star on the backside of the pattern you would like showing. Cut it out – and there you have it!

This color combination is similar to that of our new Christmas Past Collection!

This video will show you all the beautiful pieces that come in this collection!




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