It’s Hip to be Square: Create a Calendar Grid Scrapbook Layout

“Think imaginatively using new ideas instead of traditional or expected ideas.”

Can you guess what the sentence above is a definition of? I’m almost one hundred percent positive that you’ve heard it before…

Need a hint? A square box….or lots of little square boxes.

Did you get it now? Alright, let’s check your answer.


“Think outside the box!”

Today, we’re going to think outside the box with the Creative Memories Calendar Pages. If you have them, it’s likely you’ve made some gorgeous calendar pages. But instead of following the traditional or expected idea, we’re going to think imaginatively and introduce a new idea–turning the calendar pages into completed layouts!

What makes it even better? That we can use up our scraps. This concept works with any paper products as well, for any theme.

To create these layouts, you will need:

Paper Measurements: 

  • 3″ x 3″
  • 1-1/2″ x 3″
  • 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″


Step 1: Cut several pieces of patterned paper to measure 3″ x 3″. Adhere to grid.

Step 2: Cut several pieces of patterned paper to measure 1-1/2″ x 3″. Adhere to grid.

Step 3: Cut several pieces of patterned paper to measure 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″. Adhere to grid.

Step 4: Add 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ photos to the top of the 3″ x 3″ paper pieces.

Step 5: Fill in any empty squares with photos that measure either 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″, or 1-1/2″ x 3″.

Step 6: Add embellishments or stickers to complete layout.  Adhere with Foam Squares for added dimension.

Step 7: Journal.

We would love to see your calendar grid! Share it on social media using the #creativememories.

Also, if you have any great ideas on how to think outside the box with the Calendar Pages, tell us in the comments below!

Happy Creating!


10 thoughts on “It’s Hip to be Square: Create a Calendar Grid Scrapbook Layout

  1. Melissa, What a great template for so many beautiful layouts! I especially like the black border around the edge of the calendar page. Really nice ideas!

    1. If you look under the post (right under Melissa’s signature) you’ll see a number of icons showing different ways to share. The envelope represents emailing. Just click on it.

    2. Yes, If you click on the video, it takes you to YouTube. You will just copy the URL from the top, and paste into your email! :) If your customers subscribe to the blog, they will get this post in their emails!

  2. Love this idea! We did this recently at a training session. It’s surprising what great layouts you can get from this simple process.

    1. This idea has been floating around for awhile now, so we probably won’t be putting it into PR format. Look for new PR’s to come with each new product launch! :) -Melissa

  3. Love this video–just perfect for a training session and using up your scraps . Thaks!

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