Luxurious Layered Cards using Forever Yours Scrapbook Collection

Creative Memories new Forever Yours Collection was released just in time for the spring/summer wedding season.  I know that I’ll be attending a few bridal showers and two weddings this summer – one being my son’s – and I’ll need some cards for gift-giving.

I created two beautiful layered cards with lots of texture and pretty details using the Forever Yours Paper, Stickers, Embellishments, Laser Cut Embellishments and Vellum Paper.  Our new 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch added the final pièce de résistance to these cards.

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Using Calendar Grid Pages Non-Traditionally

Did you see the NEW 12″ x 12″ Calendar Refill Pages?

These pages are great for documenting your day to day, or month by month.

….or you can use them in non-traditional ways.

Today I will share a few ideas with you, showing you exactly that.  Non-Traditional Calendar Grid Scrapbook Pages.

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Instagram Brag Book

Natural Elegance is such a beautiful scrapbooking product collection. The colours are incredible and the variety of papers in the paper pack are fantastic! It is definitely the perfect collection to use for a wedding project. What happens when you don’t have a wedding project to work on but you’re dying to play with it anyway? Not to worry – let me share with you how you can make the perfect little brag book to showcase your Instagram photos, along with a few of your scrapbooking tools!

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Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge Scrapbooking Ideas

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Playing around with the new Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge, I discovered it can create some versatile looks. I love how it plays off of the Lace Flower Chain and Chevron shapes, too. For these borders, I tried it out using several of my favorite Collections: Fall In, Fresh Picks, Cool Serenity and Natural Elegance Wedding.

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Wedding Title Scrapbook Border Ideas

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Wedding photos capture a beautiful moment in time. The way you arrange them in your album will help you share the love story in a simple, meaningful way.

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Photo Tips: Wedding Candids

I love attending weddings and I love taking photos at weddings!  As the guest there are so many fun things to snap photos of and I am going to give you a few tips and things I like capturing with my camera.

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We just went to a gorgeous outdoor wedding this past weekend so the photo opportunities were abundant!  I love details so I love taking photos of the decorations and the creativity the bride and groom have poured into their wedding.  Usually the couple’s personalities shine through the decoration choices and it was certainly was the case at this wedding.

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Wedding Centerpieces: Natural Elegance Scrapbooking Collection

I love hosting bridal and baby showers!

I like any excuse to make crafty personalized decorations, bake something scrumptious, and pull out and use my collection of antique glassware and china.

I used our new Natural Elegance Collection to make these table arrangements for a bridal shower.

The bride-to-be was thrilled that I incorporated engagement photos of the couple and added a splash of the wedding color with solid cardstock.

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To make these paper flower bouquets, you’ll need:

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Step 1:  To make the photo flowers, cut your photos into circles and mat with larger circles cut from designer paper or cardstock.

Step 2:  Punch a lace scallop border from solid cardstock and fold in-between each scallop.  Use tape runner to put adhesive on the bottom edge of the lace scallop border and adhere to the backside edge of the photo mat.  If your arrangements will be viewed from both sides, adhere another matted photo on the back side of the lace scallop border.  Adhere floral stem wire to the back side of the flowers or in-between the layers using large foam squares.

Step 3:  I added a cropped slide-in card and a die cut embellishment to my two photo flowers.

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Step 1:  To make the large layered flowers, cut a variety of circles of different sizes from the designer paper.

Step 2:  Follow our CM video instructions for folding and cutting the circles to make Corner Rounder Flowers.  Crumple up the finished flowers and then unfold and smooth them.

Step 3:  Layer 3 or 4 flowers from largest to smallest.  Use a small amount of tape runner in the center of the flowers to hold them together.

Step 4:  Using a sharp pointed object, poke two holes through your stack of flowers.  Push floral stem wire up through one hole; bend the end and push it back down through the other hole.  Twist the end around the bottom base of your flower.

Step 5:  Use a large foam square to attach a small flower with a pearl embellishment to the center of each flower.

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Step 1:  To make medium sized layered flowers, cut 5 or 6 circles of the same size and follow instructions above.  Add leaf die cut embellishments to bottom layers.  See my taupe flower with white flower embellishment center and my solid pink cardstock flower.

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Step 1:  Make the smallest flowers by layering flower embellishments with foam squares.  Sandwich the floral stem wire in-between the layers.  Add leaf die cut embellishments to the bottom layers.  If your arrangement will be seen from both sides, make sure to add flower embellishments to the back side.

Let your imagination go wild with these!  The combinations are endless!  For fuller arrangements, you can add tissue paper flowers to the bouquets.

Karyn

Create Beautiful Cards: Creative Memories Natural Elegance Scrapbooking Collection

Cards.

There is so much sentiment and meaning behind a card.

There is even more if you create the card yourself!

It doesn’t have to be difficult.  (…and, really it is not!)

Start with a card base.  I usually use cardstock for this, so that it is sturdy.

Layer on a few stickers or embellishments, and WAAAA-LA!  You have yourself a beautiful card!  Personally, I believe that layering is the key to beauty when making a card. Use those foam squares between each layer!  Just take a look at the dimension.

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