On the 4th Day of Cropping…


On the 4th Day of Cropping, Creative Memories gave to me an idea using four photographs…

Layout created by Melissa Ullmann- Cm Home Office

To create this layout, you will need:

Use the gold patterned paper as the base for this layout.

Cut the piece of white patterned paper to measure 12″ x 10″.  Adhere to the layout.

Using the Border Maker System with the Scalloped Dot Border Maker Cartridge, punch along the edge of the coral patterned paper.  Use 12-Inch Straight Trimmer to cut to 5/8″ wide.  Repeat this step to create a second border.  Adhere along the top and bottom edge of the white patterned paper.

Using the dark green paper and the 12-Inch Trimmer, cut 3 squares to measure 3″ x 3″.  Cut each square into 2 triangles.


Cut a piece of the brown patterned paper to measure 1″ x 2″.  Line up the triangles on top of this piece to create the tree.

Cut four pieces from the brown patterned paper to measure 3″ x 4″.  Adhere to the layout for photo mats.

Cut a piece of vellum to measure 6-1/4″ x 1″.  Adhere between the photo mats using vellum adhesive.

Adhere Burnt Orange ABC/123 Stickers for the title.


Adhere four photos to the mats that measure 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.

Adhere stickers and epoxy gems to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.


Use Brown-Dual Tip Pen to doodle along the outer edges of the triangles for the tree, and along the top and bottom edge of the white patterned paper.

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Happy Creating!



11 thoughts on “On the 4th Day of Cropping…

  1. cute layout. I loved this pack of paper so much I purchased several packs of it. Just keep using it on layouts

  2. A lovely layout. To economize – if this is going on an actual album page, I would use the gold paper as a border only similar to how the coral paper is used as just a border. That is a lot of gold paper hidden and we only actually ever see the edges on top and bottom. Now, if it were to be a stand alone item and not adhered to an album page for some reason (like if it were to go in a frame), I would use the entire piece of the gold paper in order to give it something to “hold” on to.

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