9 posts categorized "Scrapbook Layouts"


Thu 25

A Christmas Scrapbook page...

When I received the new Christmas dies from Memory Box a few weeks ago, I knew they would work great for scrapbooking as well as cards.  I put together a quick scrapbook layout using a few of the dies that scale well to a 12x12 page.

I cut the Grand Merry Christmas die out of a beautiful velvet paper to serve as the title for my page.  I used the same velvet paper to cut the Gwenyth Fourish. The new Holiday Goodie border is cut from mirror paper.  I ran it along the edge of my photo mat.  The gingerbread boys on the border have so much detail!





I cut the Holiday Goodie Border out of the mirror paper a few times.  I cut up the extra pieces and used bits and pieces around the layout.  That's where the 3 gifts that are under the tree came from.  The solid stars are the negatives from the border.




A little more detail...




The Gwenyth Flourish is so pretty.  It cuts and embosses.




Memory Box dies used:

Grand Merry Christmas - 98680

Frosted Christmas Tree - 98668

Gwenyth Flourish - 98634

Holiday Goode Border - 98646

Virtuoso Music -98356

The patterned paper is from Authentique.

Thanks for stopping by!



Sun 03

Make Your Own Newspaper Print

Today I wanted to share an 8x8 layout with you and also show you how I made the background paper that looks just like newspaper. You can see the newspaper print I made behind the parrots' photo in my layout below. Remember to click on a photo to see it more closely.


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Memory Box Papers: Minuet Skip to my Lou, distress dots squash, dill cs
Memory Box Dies: Tupelo Circle (98500), Large Typewriter Number set (98441), Poppystamps Cecelia Flower (866) for leaves
Memory Box Stamp: Vintage Dreams (G1838)
Stamp Ink: SU chocolate chip
Embellishments: Blue Fern Studios Blue Fancy Birdcage painted with gesso; Teresa Collins sticky note; Tim Holtz film strip ribbon; Studio Calico hexagon mask with Liquitex modeling paste; Prima Miss Godiva marshmallow and Soubrette E flowers; Prima resin bird and clock face; Petaloo mini canterbury flowers; The Twinery twine; sewing machine


One thing I do in my studio is keep all sorts of packaging that I can recycle. I just keep it in one of my baskets on my shelving unit so it's easy to store and grab something when I need it.


One of my favorites is packing paper that you either get when you move or when you go to a store and they wrap a piece of glassware or fragile piece in packing paper. Do not throw that paper away. Keep it. There are many ways to reuse that paper. Here is one way.

For this layout, I first inked up the Memory Box Vintage Dreams stamp (G1838) and stamped it onto packing paper four times side-by-side using brown ink. (Note: the Memory Box Mail Definitions stamp (G1839) would work great too.) I then tore a piece of the paper to fit onto my layout.

I had extra left over so I also die cut the number 2 using the Memory Box Large Typewriter Number Set (98441). And because the paper was very thin, I used the technique I shared a few weeks ago so that the number would cut out onto nice, sturdy paper. You can see that tip in my Memory Box post here.


Once my "newspaper" was made, I was able to put together my layout onto Memory Box squash distressed dots paper. I thought the paper matched our parrots quite nicely. :) I also added the Memory Box Tupelo Circle die (98500) and some leaves using the Poppystamps Ceciliea Flower die (866) with Memory Box dill cardstock along with other embellishments to finish.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed my layout today. Blessings, 


Wed 06

Resting Birds Die—Adding Dimension

Today I wanted to share an 8x8 layout I created of my daughter at the stables last week. Thankfully, the weather was nicer as we have had to miss some riding time due to ice and other fun winter weather events. Note: remember to click on any photo below to enlarge it to see more details.


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SugarAndErinCU2aMemory Box Papers: Pixie 6x6 pack, eggshell cs, vanilla bean distressed dots, robin's egg cs, and thistle cs
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink antique linen and walnut stain
Memory Box Dies: Resting Birds 98527, Tiny Tendril 98419, Typewriter lowercase 98366 and uppercase alpha 98367, Fresh Leaves 98406
Embellishments: Blue Fern Studios blue fern frame (painted with Jenni Bowlin malted milk paint dabber); Tim Holtz mini paper clip; KaiserCraft timeless tag; Rose Moka black letter stickers; Ranger #5 manila tag; Prima Soubrette A and Calcutta Minis Willow flowers; old dictionary page
Sketch: C'est Magnifique February 2013 sketch 

On this layout, I knew I wanted to use the Memory Box Resting Birds die {98527}; however, I didn't want them to just be flat. So, I die cut several birds using both Memory Box robin's egg and thistle cardstock. After I cut them out, I put them on a scrap piece of white paper and added Glossy Accents to each bird. This can be tricky as the birds are small so you can put a bit of repositionable adhesive on the back of each bird to hold them in place while you cover them in Glossy Accents and let them dry.

To choose the colors for my page, I knew I wanted to use the Memory Box vanilla bean distressed dots paper. I knew it would go well with the colors in the photo. I then had a few flowers, and I noticed there were two different greens on the flower leaves. So, I matched some Memory Box papers to those, and that's how I chose the other colors to use on my page.

I used the Memory Box Tiny Tendril die {98419} and the Fresh Leaves die {98406} to add more leaves to my page using the green paper from the 6x6 Pixie paper pack. This particular paper had a variety of greens which I likes so that the leaves would have some varigated coloring. For the title, I used the both the Typewriter lowercase alpha die {98366} and the Typewriter uppercase alpha die {98367}. 

I hope you have found something fun and useful in today's post! Think about making those dimensional birds for a card or other creation. I appreciate each of you and always your kinds comments. Have a great Friday!


Fri 01

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Memory Box Papers: Viola Polka Polka, Viola Candied Violets, Memory Box licorice and dill cardstocks
Memory Box Dies: Falana Circle, Lavish Branch, Large Typewriter number
Sketch: C'est Magnifique January 2013 sketch
Embellishments: Blue Fern Studios organic vine (used on top Golden gesso with Ranger ultra thick embossing enamel and SEI Tumble Die desert purple paint); leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts; Prima purple songbird vine, Miss Godivas marshmallow flowers, fabrique grape flowers, resin piece; Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard and cardstock stickers; sewing machine

Memory Box dies are perfect for scrapbook layouts. This 8x8 layout uses these Memory Box dies and papers:

*Falana Circle die

*Lavish Branch die

*Large Typewriter Number set die

*Viola Polka Polka paper

*Viola Candied Violets paper

For the Falana Circle, I used Memory Box licorice cardstock and layered it under my photo and embellishments. The Lavish Branch is cut using Memory Box dill cardstock. After I cut the die, I cut it in half and layered part of it at the bottom of the layout and the other part near the top left. If you click on the first photo, you can see closely where the pieces are. I love to break apart die cut pieces and layer them like that. You can certainly do that on any creation not just layouts.

And if you missed my 8x8 layout of one of our other dogs using Memory Box dies, here is a quick look:

For complete details on that layout, please see my Memory Box post here. Note that I will no longer be posting to the Create x3 blog but all of my future creations will be posted here on the Outside the Box blog. You can certainly go back to my other Memory Box blog (Create x3) and reference any older posts, however. Thanks for joining me today. Blessings,


Sat 05

A winter scrapbook page with a new alphabet die!

Hello everyone,

I am an avid scrap booker and was very excited to see the new alphabets in the latest release.  There are four new alphabets that are larger that those in previous releases.  Check them out here.  The project I am sharing is a scrapbook page that I made using the Large Classic alphabet (#98435, #98436, #98437) and several snow related dies.  It's snowy and pretty here in New England and these dies were calling me.  The photo is a picture I took of my son on Christmas day after all of the presents and stockings were opened, breakfast was enjoyed and cleaned up and it was time to relax until company arrived later that evening. One of the rare moments like this during the busy holiday season.  You can see the Frosty Border die (#98171) cut out of white card stock used as accents on the layout.


Here is a close up of the alphabet.  I cut the letters from the red snowflake paper and shadowed them by cutting the letters again from black card stock and adhering the black letters slightly askew behind the red letters.  This helps the letters pop and stand out better on the layout.                                                             

I also used the Tivoli snowflake die (#98163) and the Crystal snowflake die (#98397).  I cut them out and let the background paper peek through.  They look pretty layered together giving the page some dimension.                                                                                                                                               
I used the pocket gift tag die (#98347) to cut the hidden journaling tag from scrapbook paper that slides out from behind the picture.                                                                                                                     
The red and white striped washi tape gives the layout a holiday feel.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Thanks for stopping by.  You are in for a treat this week.  Stop by often.  The design team will be sharing projects all week using the dies and stamps from the new release.                                                          
-Mary Russo


Mon 07

Celebrating National Scrapbook Day May 5th

Saturday May 5th was National Scrapbook Day. On Saturday morning I took many of my small scrapbooks to Your Maine Stamper for display and hosted a free mini scrapbook pages workshop featuring Memory Box dies. I like to scrapbook in a small format and use 6X6 predominantly. These are just a sample of the pages created in the workshop.


I photocopied onto cardstock photos from my Instant Relatives Collection--these are photos I buy in lots at auction of other people's relatives to use in collages primarily.  Everyone chose one or more as focal images for their pages. We used the Vaudeville Frame 98298 die around the larger focal image.  The Cupid Heart 98281 provided the perfect piece for adding a three dimensional floral accent. Roses were fussy cut from a piece of 12X12 decorative paper and a pop-dotted glitter butterfly sticker added some glitz.  Stamped and layered roses using Gorgeous Mini Bloom B1761 and Gorgeous Bloom E1760 and any of the die cut flowers, butterflies, or dragonflies from Memory Box/PoppyStamps could also add dimension and interest to a page.  


The central images for these two pages came from Google Images, printed out on cardstock. Tina was thrilled to use them because she said she looked just like this as a child! The bottom of each page features the Spring Border 98115. We had fun placing multiple umbrellas--Petite Umbrella 98296--on each page. The clouds were fussy cut from 12X12 paper but we could have used the Puffy Clouds 98172 die.

Think about ways to use dies on your scrapbook pages to enhance a central image and add dimension and interest.  And think about working small!  

Happy Crafting!


Thu 09

TX Mountain Laurel

When I received the new amazing Viola papers from Dave, I knew exactly what I was going to do with them! The purples in the paper pack match my Texas Mountain Laurel photos perfectly. So, I decided it was time to scrap these beautiful photos. We had been waiting for a long time for this tree to bloom, and when it did, wow! It can take years for this tree to bloom, and it had been! Here is how my 8x8 layout turned out with the new Viola papers:


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Papers: Memory Box Viola, Paper Trey Ink cs
Stamps: Memory Box Leafy Branch Globe E1850
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink dusty concord
Embellishments: Memory Box blank ticket die, Tim Holtz mini paper clip, Lyra apple green colored pencil, Basic Grey Kioshi chipboard letters, Craftworkcard Candi greenwich village, vintage Flinch card, misc. ribbon, Zva Creative flourish, sewing machine

To create the layout, I first layered a piece of 12x12 Viola Wildbloom paper for the back of the layout. I then layered 3 different pieces of Viola paper from the Viola 6x6 paper pack. Aren't the papers pretty? I then layered my photos and a journaling circle. I made the journaling circle out of the new Memory Box Leafy Branch Globe E1850 stamp. I stamped the image in Distress Ink dusty concord, colored in the leaves with my Lyra apple green colored pencil, and then added my journaling. I also used my sewing machine to sew on a ribbon tab for fun. The black tab on the left side I made out of the Memory Box blank ticket die. It make a fun tab! And finally I added some fun embellishments to finish!

I hope you are enjoying the Blog Blitz, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win some of the new goodies! And be sure to try your Memory Box products on a layout. All of the Memory Box papers, stamps, and dies are perfect for scrapbook pages of all kinds! Thanks for stopping by!



Sun 23

It's All About the Mood!

As soon as I saw this photo of my daughter, I just cracked up. It not only brought back memories from our trip last summer but also how tired she was of being in the car! I asked her permission before I scrapped it to post "around the internet," and she said "sure." So, from a 16 year old, I took that as a "go ahead, Mom."  :) :)  To help "enhance" the mood of the photo, I used the new Memory Box licorice distressed dots patterned paper for my page base. It was just perfect. The piece of grey paper in the Memory Box Minuet 6x6 pack was also perfect for this.  And can you find the stamps I used on here? :)
Papers:  Memory Box Minuet, Memory Box licorice distressed dots
Memory Box Stamps:  Journey Collage G1733 (for title), Bitsy Car A1729
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink black soot
Embellishments: Creative Café buttons, Scenic Route chipboard alpha, Heidi Grace flowers, misc. paper flowers, Pink Paislee Fascinating chipboard leaves, Copic 100, Dymo labeler

If you didn't find them, let's look at how I used the new stamps on this layout: 

Journey Collage G1733--I stamped just the lower half of this stamp onto Minuet paper. I then trimmed it down and incorporated it into my title!

Bitsy Car A1729--Next I stamped this image several times on the layout: twice down by the title and once on the journaling tag. Just a bit of the car "peeps" through on the journaling tag. I thought that would be fun just to show a part of the image.

Remember, for close-up details of these photos, just click on the photos themselves to see a larger image.

Also, for one more layout using the new What's in the Box 2011 goodies, please see this post on my Memory Box Create x3 blog for more "reveals" and ideas!

Please don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for our random prize give aways.  The Blog Blitz will end Friday, January 28th, so be sure to stop back by often. We have two posts today in fact so you want to stop back later today to see what Suzz created!  Enjoy, and thanks for looking! 



Tue 18

Great Stamps for a Layout!

Yeah, it's another day of the Memory Box Blog Blitz! I hope you are as excited as we are!  And these new stamps and papers in the What's in the Box 2011 release are all perfect for scrapbook pages! I couldn't wait to start scrapping with them. Here is an 8x8 page I created:
Papers:  Memory Box Minuet, Paper Trey Ink cs
Memory Box Stamps:  Circle Word Background E1711 (on lace tags), Grass Print C1721 (on lace tags), Cocoa Bean Butterfly C1714, Vintage Record Sheet G1712 (for journaling)
Stamp Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink walnut stain, Memento bamboo leaves
Embellishments: My Little Shoebox alpha stickers, Basic Grey chip alpha, Derwent watercolor pencils (3, 48, & 68), Creative Café felt flowers and buttons, Paper Trey Ink buttons and rustic twine, Martha Stewart lace tags, Scenic Route chipboard circle, Glossy Accents

I used 4 of the stamps in this release along with the new 6x6 Minuet papers. So yummy! Let's look at how I incorporated these 4 stamps onto my layout: 

Circle Word Background E1711—I stamped this image onto both of my lace tags for a bit of a background on each tag.

Grass Print C1721—Next, I stamped this image several times on top of each lace tag to look like leaves extending from the felt flowers.

Cocoa Bean Butterfly C1714—Is this butterfly not beautiful? Wow! I stamped the butterfly onto Minuet paper, and then I colored the image in with watercolor pencils. After coloring, I cut out the butterfly and added Glossy Accents to the butterfly body and the tips of the wings. I then used Pop Dots and used the butterfly as an embellishment.


Vintage Record Sheet G1712—I stamped just the bottom third of this image onto cardstock and used it for a journaling spot.

Well, I hope you are enjoying the Blog Blitz thus far! Please don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for our random prize give aways.  The Blog Blitz will end Friday, January 28th, so be sure to stop back by often. We have two posts today in fact so you want to stop back later today to see what Pat created!  Enjoy, and thanks for looking!