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This Makes Me Smile by Amy Yingling. Supplies: Patterned paper: Crate Paper and Studio Calico; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette America; Stamps: Elle’s Studio; Ink: Stampin’ Up!; Other: Adhesive, stamp, and thread.
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Chart your way through summer using maps on your layout.
KIT & KABOODLE
Make your scrapbooking easy with these kit ideas.
MUSIC OF SUMMER
Sway to the rhythm that inspires your layouts this summer.
SHOWCASING YOUR TRAVEL EPHEMERA
PLUGGED IN WITH CK
TIPS & TRICKS
Exciting ways to use supplies and tricks of the trade.
SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR FAST PAGES
Pages you can create in 45 minutes (or less!). CK SKETCHES
Take the guesswork out of layout design.
LATEST & GREATEST
Must-have scrapbooking products.
Shape up your photos with these easy tricks.
Get the online lowdown and check out the Reader Gallery.
Find out about all our exciting changes.
Find creative ways to use tickets, brochures, and more on your layout.
Create a see-through summer using these transparency ideas.
Did you know? You can access and download issues to your tablet library and take them with you on the go!
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Quick-start Guide A key to easy-reference icons found throughout the issue:
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ONLINE CONTENT Downloads and online extras
BONUS SKETCHES A sketch of the layout is in the Bonus Sketches found at creatingkeepsakes.com
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DISCOVER MAPPING POSSIBILITIES From vintage charts to GPS-led road trips, maps are an iconic part of our history and a must-have tool for today. However, maps are more than an adventure accessory; they can also give inspirational direction to your scrapbook layouts. Point your scrapbook compass due north and follow the clues in this article to discover how to use maps as backgrounds, embellishments, titles, and so much more.
If you could journey anywhere in the world, where would it be? Create a map-inspired layout all about you and your visions of travel. Like Summer Fullerton, you can use ﬂag pins to pinpoint particular cities and journal about sights you long to see at each destination.
Someday Europe by Summer Fullerton. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Lily Bee Design; Die cuts and stickers: Jillibean Soup; Die-cutting machines: Provo Craft and Silhouette America; Dies: Spellbinders; Dots: My Mind’s Eye; Punch: EK Success; Fonts: Lavanderia and Veteran Typewriter; Adhesive: EK Success and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Pins and vellum.
Download and print a map of your home state or country and show off all your favorite local haunts through photos. Like Linda Barber, you can stitch a heart indicating where you live and use stitched lines to map out the photos.
The Current State by Linda Barber. Supplies: Patterned paper: Elle’s Studio and Lawn Fawn; Thread: DMC; Decorative tape: Freckled Fawn; Stamps: Technique Tuesday; Ink: Clearsnap; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette America; Font: Typewriter; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Tombow. July/August 2013 • CREATING KEEPSAKES 31
Kit & Kaboodle A QUICK-AND-EASY APPROACH
It’s summertime, and the scrapbooking is easy—or at least, it can be. Be prepared for a summer’s worth of scrapbooking with a selection of prepackaged collection kits you can grab at a moment’s notice. Don’t miss a summertime memory because you’re stuck sorting through your stash. Armed with your trusty trimmer and your favorite adhesive, this feature will show you how to turn kits into quick and easy summer scrapbooking. BY LYN WORTHEN
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PRE-ASSEMBLED KITS: AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3â€Ś Take the guesswork out of sorting through stacks of patterned paper and sifting through your stash for the perfect embellishment, and go with a pre-assembled, perfectly matched kit.
Pheasants Baseball by Samantha Taylor. Supplies: Patterned paper, journaling card, and stickers: Echo Park Paper Co.; Adhesive: Glue Dots International; Other: Pen.
KIT: Grand Slam Mini-Theme Kit by Echo Park Paper Co. KI
Pu everything you need to record memories Put of the big day within easy reach by using an event-themed collection like the one Samantha ev Taylor used here. Kit collections, ranging in Ta theme from birthdays to baseball, can simplify the your creative process and give you more time yo to actually enjoy the activities with your family.
Music of Summer Is there a particular song that takes you back to a summertime memory whenever you hear it? Do you imagine a soundtrack playing in your head when you talk about— or scrapbook—your summer activities? From playlists to personal favorites, music is such an important part of summer; it’s only natural to want to incorporate your favorite tunes into your layouts in some way. Let the music-inspired layouts in this feature give you ideas you can use for scrapbooking your own summertime memories.
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musical inspiration: Strawberry Fields Forever by John Lennon and Paul McCartney (performed by the Beatles) Whenever Autumn Baldwin hears the Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever”, she’s taken back to the summer she spent in London as a student, and the new, unfamiliar, and exciting experiences she had during her stay there. Naturally, a faux-vinyl record was the perfect background for this layout.
My Spin Around London by Autumn Baldwin. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper: Carina Gardner; Stamp: Robyn Meierotto; Tag: Karla Dudley; Fonts: Century Gothic, Odstemplik, and Ostrich Sans Rounded.
Expound on the music theme of your layout by listing and numbering your journaling items like tracks on an album.
Showcasing Your Travel Ephemera FINALLY PUT YOUR SOUVENIRS TO GOOD USE You come home from a vacation or day trip with stacks of tickets, receipts, maps, room keys, and everything in between and ask yourself that age-old question: What do I do with my souvenirs? Discover the secret to showing off your travel ephemera in creative and exciting ways on your layouts! Reclaim your ticket stubs and brochures from the bottom of your bag, the dusty shelf, or the junk drawer, and create unique displays that will make your memories live on.
by Natalie McConnell
Road Trip by Julie Jacob. Supplies: Patterned paper, brads, chipboard, decorative tape, die cuts, and dots: Teresa Collins Designs; Wood veneer: Studio Calico; Spray ink: Maya Road and Tsukineko; Punch: EK Success; Thread: DMC; Adhesive: Beacon Adhesive, Duck Brand, and Xyron; Other: Atlas, cardstock, staples, tags, and typewriter.
Traveling is often a whirlwind rollercoaster ride, but sorting through and using travel ephemera doesn’t have to be. Choose three to four small souvenirs, like ticket stubs and receipts, to create unique embellishments on your page.
Use a wristband from a ride or concert as a photo mat. For a little extra color and texture, add ribbon along the edge of the photo. Coaster Love by Cindy Tobey. Supplies: Cardstock, adhesive, and punch: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs, Pebbles, and Studio Calico; Stickers: Advantus; Decorative tape: MT; Wood veneer: Studio Calico; Buttons and ribbon: Fancy Pants Designs; Spray ink: October Afternoon and Tattered Angels; Dot: Martha Stewart Crafts; Pen: Newell Rubbermaid; Other: Embroidery ﬂoss and stencil.
Transform your tickets into scrapbook embellishments! • Punch out circles to make a snowman from ice skating tickets. • Spray ink airline tickets to a tropical destination; punch leaves and create palm trees. • Mimic the movement of a roller coaster using triangle punches.
Brush up on your origami skills and convert hard to use souvenirs, like receipts, into fun, geometric shapes.
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