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create scrapbook generation’s

ISSUE 7 - JULY 2014

inspiration: Sizzix four fun & free sketches 143 bright design ideas


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melody the

of life

a letter from the editor

We live our lives -- at least I do -- at such a frantic pace. Sometimes it seems as if I can literally feel the minutes and hours and days whooshing past my head. Get this done. Get that done. Hurry up and check it off the list. Before I know it, I’m reaching up to turn off the lamp beside my bed, and another day is gone. Since I’m in my (gasp) 60s, I’m vividly aware that the seemingly bottomless container of days I once had now has an expiration date. I sometimes think of the saying “what I do today is important because I’m exchanging a day of my life for it.” Quite often, at the end of a busy day, I’m pretty sure that I’ve done very poorly in the trade department. A couple of weeks ago, I did something I had never done before. As part of a dedication service for our church’s new baby grand piano, in place of the usual Sunday-morning sermon I performed a 25-minute concert at the request of the pastor. I’ve been playing Sunday offertory solos for almost 40 years. But playing for an extended amount of time -- all eyes on me -- was a first. I chose seven songs, practiced for weeks, bought a new dress, told my family they had to attend or else, and just generally fretted about how it would all turn out. The day arrived. I was nervous. I get nervous every Sunday, so that was not a news flash or deal breaker. But throw in the fact that I had to do a bit of the dreaded public speaking between songs, and I was a bit on edge. But it went okay...the talking. And I was happy with my playing. I made it through six of the seven songs. Ready for the big finale. I explained a bit of the history of the piece I had saved for last. “The Holy City.” Then I tried to explain why I had chosen it: because I remembered my mother playing it when I was a child. That’s when the tears hit. I managed to blurt out that the last song was for her, took a

few deep breaths, and started in. “The Holy City” is a clash of loud and soft. It’s dramatic and emotional. I finished to a standing ovation. My grandsons brought me a beautiful bouquet (and hugs!). A good friend spoke about how much the church appreciated me and presented a huge arrangement of flowers. There were more flowers from my family. Then hugs from everyone and tears from many as they stopped to thank me. I had absolutely no idea that any of those things were going to take place. No idea. For the convergence of intensity and emotion and just pure bliss at feeling loved, appreciated, and understood, that moment stands with only a few precious others in my life. I don’t expect anything even remotely like it to happen again. That’s just the way life is. But there will be other moments. Small glimpses of something special. A dandelion held in a little boy’s grubby hand. A text from a good friend. An unexpected kindness from a stranger. My wish for you before we meet here again next month? That you have a special moment. Experience it. Then find the time to record it. With pictures. With words. After all, we are the keepers of memories. It’s what we do.

Debbie Sanders


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contents JULY 2014

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Sketch Support

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It’s About Time

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Design expert Allison Davis shows how to get five distinctive looks from her free one-page sketch for June.

Sketch designer Debbie Sanders shows how to save time -- or not -- when using a sketch as a starting point for a layout.

Mighty Mini

Yes. Mini-albums are small. But Lindsey Amschler knows how to pack big style and enjoyment into that tiny package.

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Sizzix

Design team members of this popular company share their talent, using four free SG sketches to make 16 gorgeous projects.

8 party time with lindsey •

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Get Productive

Find out how one scrapbooker makes sure her creative process is wellorganized and ready to go at all times.

11 sequins nine ways •

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scrapbook generation’s

create

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Anything Goes

Scrapbook Generation fans from all over the globe show their interpretations of recent SG sketches.

Allison Davis has four seasonal minisketches that are just perfect for pocket page scrapbooking and so much more.

ketch anatomy •

Readers Gallery

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Team Challenge

SG’s talented CREATE team takes on color and design, then shows how to repurpose a simple sketch into just about anything.

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Hello Summer

Lindsey Amschler uses the July tag sketch to create a cute canvas that makes you wish summer would stay forever.

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create scrapbook generation’s

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF debbie sanders SKETCH ARTISTS

allison davis & debbie sanders CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

ON THE COVER

allison davis, janet (cherrypicker)

MY SUNSHINE

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY

by Allison Davis

Patterned paper: Pebbles; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; Sizzix dies: star; stickers, glitter stars: Pebbles; star punch: EK Success; jewel flourish: Prima; word stickers: Pebbles, Authentique; ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: DMC.

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party time

by Lindsey Amschler

• Gift bag: Cut two sets of ice cream cone shapes from a die-cut machine. Cut thin strips of cardstock and adhere to the bottom of the cone in a criss cross pattern for a more realistic look. Use strips of cardstock to connect the two ice cream cone shapes to create the gift bag. Add glitter sprinkles and a die-cut cherry on top. • Card: Adhere a small photo frame to the card. Layer embellishments, enamel dots and sentiment to the frame. Complete with die-cuts and a small flower for a quick and easy card. • Treat box: Use a punch board or die-cut machine to cut out a treat box. Assemble box and use brightly colored twine to tie the ends. Decorate the top with a paper rosette, die-cuts and small embellishments. Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; stickers, die-cuts: Simple Stories; rosette: Pebbles; enamel dots: Simple Stories; glitter: Ranger; flower: I Am Roses; twine: The Twinery; treat box punch board: We R Memory Keepers; ink: Ranger


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shiny, sparkly

sequins

with lindsey amschler, katrina hunt, and allison davis

They’ve been around forever. But it’s only been recently that papercrafters en masse discovered that sequins can glitz up most any project. Check out the sequin-worthy techniques our trio of designers has come up with to make the most of this simple product.

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fun techniques ahead


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lindsey amschler

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sequins

Create a fun card with a zig-zag design by using a pencil and ruler to lightly draw the pattern across the front of the card. Next, adhere various sizes of sequins to the card, layering some of them for even more impact.

Project 1 - cardstock: American Crafts; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; stamps: Simple Stories; marker: Copic; ink: Colorbox; pen: Uniball. Project 2 - patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; die-cuts, stickers: Simple Stories; spritzer, ink, markers: Ranger. Project 3 - cardstock: American Crafts; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; sticker: American Crafts; stamp: Simple Stories; ink: Ranger, Colorbox.


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Create a background design by lightly adhering sequins in a pattern across the card. Use mists or spritzer tools to spray ink onto the card. Remove sequins; outline the shapes or leave as is.

Liven up your sequins by stamping small designs on them. Be sure to use permanent inks.

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Create a frame by placing a sequin in each of the four corners and then working toward the center on each side. Use a good glue that dries clear, like Fabric Fuse from ThermOWeb.

Project 4 - patterned paper: Imaginisce; cardstock: American Crafts; photo corners, adhesive: ThermOWeb; other: sequins. Project 5 - patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; canvas ampersand: Simple Stories; sequins: Lawn Fawn: adhesive: ThermOWeb. Project 6 - patterned paper: Imaginisce; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: ThermOWeb.


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Embellish an embellishment! I used a Simple Stories ampersand and added some sequins to give it a little flair.

Fill a shape with sequins. Start with the outline of the shape and then work in any direction toward the center. This would also look great with flower petals.

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allison davis

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sequins

Accent the design on a “Project Life� type card. I used sequins paired with brads for the center of the flowers.

Project 7 - patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; sticker: Echo Park Paper; sequins: Doodlebug; brads: Doodlebug. Project 8 - patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; sequins: Doodlebug; sticker: Scenic Route; ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: DMC. Project 9 - cardstock: American Crafts; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; stickers: Pebbles; embroidery floss: DMC.


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Use sequins for the “flame” on a birthday candle. I added stitching for both “wick” and to help hold the sequin on the card.

Trace around a simple shape (like this star) as a guide for creating a sequined shape. I stitched the sequins in place.

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anatom dotted lines show the center and dividing point of a two-page layout

JULY 2014 FREE SKETCH

position embellishments just like the sketch, or not...your choice

photo sizes make it easy to organize images before starting the project

sizes of all elements help save time...use them, or do your own thing

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• Top and bottom background strips: 12 x 2” • Middle background strips: 12 x 4”

• Bottom background the page

• Journaling banner: 3 x 10”

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• 2x2 photo mats: 2-1/4” square • Right page mat for accent strips: 4-1/4 x 6”

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• Large title star: approximately 5-1/2”

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the number of photos used on the sketch is available at a glance


Allison Davis

New download sketch products released every month, all at won’t-break-the-bank prices starting at 49¢.

™ A sampling of items in the Allison Davis summer bundle

Allison Davis sketch products available for immediate download • seasonal and themed “bundles” including single-page sketches, double-page sketches, titles, quotes, and embellishment instructions • individual sketches • groups of two-four sketches • online classes like the hugely popular “Sketch Support”

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sketch

support by allison davis

Nothing could possibly make scrapbooking any easier than using a sketch. And forget the idea that a sketch stifles creativity. Sketches can actually do the opposite, unleashing new ways to look at photos, paper, embellishments, and all the fun ways they can be combined.

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sketch support from allison davis

At first glance, the five layouts below have nothing in common. But look closer, and you’ll discover they have everything in common. Allison Davis is ready to take you on a tour of her creative process, using the free sketch she designed for this issue. You’ll learn how she switches up backgrounds, changes photo size and orientation, flips the sketch, and even transforms a two-page sketch into a one-page layout.

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Allison Davis has written articles for Creating Keepsakes, and been a CK Dream team member, hall of Fame member, and Scrapbooker of the Year finalist. She created the Sketch Support website, and has been an instructor at CK conventions and at My Creative Classroom. She is the author of 13 bestselling sketch books. She is a past member of the Fancy pants design team and designed sketches for BasicGrey. Allison is a member of the Simple Stories “Life Documented” design team, creating monthly sketches for them. her work at SG includes designing monthly kits and clubs. ALLISoN’S BLoG: www.allisondavissg.typepad.com


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SKETCH VARIATION #1

FLAG RUN BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Pebbles; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot: star dies: Sizzix; stickers: Pebbles: glitter stars: Pebbles; star punch: EK Success; jewel flourish: Prima; word stickers: Pebbles, Authentique; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

If I could only have one shape to work with, I would choose stars. Love them! And using the Sizzix Big Shot to die-cut the stars for this layout was a big time-saver!”

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SKETCH VARIATION #1

I created a one-page layout based on the two-page sketch by just using the right side of the sketch.

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I used a larger photo (5x7) in place of the 4x6. Since I used a larger photo, I made the piece with the strips larger, too, and added more strips. It still has the same overall design; it's just slightly larger. I added a stitched border around the photo and strips piece.

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I removed the background pieces. I typically use smaller amounts of patterned paper and liked the clean look without the background pieces. With all the small strips it can be overwhelming to have patterned papers behind that too. Especially since I used a collection that had only three colors.


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sketch support from allison davis

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I used a much smaller star than the one shown on the sketch. I still used the star as my title piece though. On the sketch, the journaling is on the right page so I had to find an area for it on my layout. I thought if I used a smaller star and a smaller title, that would leave room for some journaling. Plus, I liked having the patterns and colors showing more with the smaller star, especially since I removed the background pieces.

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SKETCH VARIATION #2


ALWAYS BE DIFFERENT BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; wood plank embossing folder: Tim Holtz Alterations, Sizzix; star die: Sizzix; tag: Fancy Pants Designs: title piece: Fancy Pants Designs: word stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; buttons: Fancy Pants Designs; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; twine: My Mind's Eye; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I flipped both sides of the sketch. On the right page, the photo I wanted to use was horizontal, so flipping the sketch started with that. It worked out perfectly that in the pictures there is a fence background. I always love pulling ideas from the pictures and trying to find ways to incorporate them into the design of my layout. I thought it would be fun to play off of the vertical arrangement of the wooden fence and use that within the design of the strips. I used a Sizzix Big Shot and an embossing folder to create wooden planks in place of the patterned paper strips on the sketch.

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On the left page I used larger photos. I didn't have as many photos as the sketch has, plus, sometimes it's just easier to go with the standard 4x6 size.


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sketch support from allison davis

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I added a lot more background strips. On the right page I still somewhat followed the design of the background strips. I just added more. On the left page since my photo block covers the page from top to bottom, I decided to add some extra strips on both sides of the photos.

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Because I flipped the sketch and have photos from the top of the sketch to the bottom, I left myself without a journaling spot. I used a tag as the background for my journaling strips to the left of the photos. I also added an extra picture I had to the tag.

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SUMMER SPLASHING BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; flourish die: Sizzix; chipboard title: Fancy Pants Designs: alphabet stickers: October Afternoon; fish, splashes, chipboard embellishments: Fancy Pants Designs; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; glitter accent: Stickles; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I had an extra photo that I wanted to include so I stretched the design on the right page to accommodate it. I grouped two 4x6 photos together to stretch from the top of the layout to the bottom of the layout. The only adjustment I had to make to the design was to stretch the strips as well, from the top of the layout to the bottom.

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I used swirls and splashes in place of the star. Because of the small details in the design of those I didn't want to cover them up with my title. There is some empty space in the photos so I took advantage of that and placed my title there.


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sketch support from allison davis

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On the left page of the layout I moved the journaling block and grouped it with the photo block. Since I stretched the design on the right page to the top and bottom of the layout, having another piece that stretched taller than the background would create some trapped space. I try to avoid spaces like that when I can.

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IT WAS A PERFECT DAY BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; heart dies: Sizzix; title piece: We R Memory Keepers; wood arrows: Teresa Collins Designs, Studio Calico; wood frame: Maya Road; heart punches: Recollections, EK Success; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I made the largest background strip even larger. I had more photos I wanted to include, so I stretched that piece so it would still show. On the left page I used a photo block that is slightly larger. I wanted that background piece to frame the photo block by having equal (or close to) edges around that block on sides, top and bottom.

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I took the smaller background strip and combined that idea with the smaller strips behind the star and title on the sketch. I used a larger area than the background strip on the sketch and I used a combination of different sizes of strips.

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sketch support from allison davis

I used two 3x6 photos in place of the 4x6 photo. Since this layout was about both of my boys and their grandma, I wanted to have a larger, focal photo of both of them. It is only 2" larger than the 4x6 photo so the only adjustment was to move them closer to the left page to allow room for the title and hearts.

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Because I used such a large photo block, the journaling area was taken over with pictures. An easy fix was to include a 2-1/2" journaling square within the block of photos.

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I didn't include the small 2x2 photos. Since I added the extra photo and used such large hearts, I didn't have a lot of room left. It wasn't a big deal since I used so many pictures on the left page.


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FOR THE LOVE OF STRAWBERRIES BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; label die: Sizzix; strawberry die: Sizzix; strawberry stickers: Simple Stories; alphabet stickers: Simple Stories (for the), BasicGrey (love, of), Fancy Pants Designs (strawberries); word sticker: Simple Stories; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.:

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On this layout, I replaced the background strips on the left page with photos and my journaling block. I used six 3x4" photos to create a block and then used the remaining space for a journaling block. It still follows the general design of the sketch, but in a simplified way.

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I added strips above and below the photos and the background strip on the right page. Since I eliminated the background strips on the left page, I wanted to add more to the top so I could include more colors, especially on the left page.


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On the right page I used a decorative label in place of the big star and then used my Sizzix Big Shot to create a little cluster of strawberries to match the theme of my layout. I even cut one of the strawberries so that it looked like someone had taken a bite out of it!

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I didn't use the strips behind the title and star. I didn't want it to be too overwhelming since my background strip has so many colors and patterns on it.

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time

it’s about

by debbie sanders

The way I figure it, there are two types of scrapbookers: those who have all the time in the world, and those who don’t. It’s not typically a life sentence. There will be periods when you can’t keep up with all the demands on your life. But there will also be times when you have leisure hours to fill.

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THE 45-MINUTE LAYOUT For me, one of the easiest ways to save valuable time scrapbooking is to narrow down decisions about supplies. First, use a sketch with measurements. I used the one-page sketch I designed for this issue. Second, use papers and embellishments primarily from one collection (like Americana by Pebbles, above).

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Once you’ve selected papers and adhered them to the page, it’s just a matter of choosing a few matching embellishments and attaching them. It just doesn’t get any easier!


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THE 3-HOUR LAYOUT Identical papers, identical photos, but a huge difference in time management! I personalized this layout by hand-stitching. I also made my own “circle star” accents by starting with a Sizzix Big Shot Machine. Since you can see where you are cutting with the Thinlits dies, I was able to die-cut a star, then die-cut a circle around the negative space. Later, I filled this space with diagonal strips of floss. If you have the time, it’s so much fun to “do it yourself.”

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embellishment

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journaling

QUICK: Embellish with diecuts from an ephemera pack, top.

QUICK: Use a title banner from a die-cut pack, top.

QUICK: Use a jou from a die-cut pa

CUSTOM: Choose a gel word title and a coordinating word strip title, bottom.

CUSTOM: Cut a j shape out of coo paper with a diebottom.

CUSTOM: Use a die-cut machine to create a star embellishment; bottom.

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or not!

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QUICK: Add brads and enamel dots, top.

QUICK: Most items are pre-made, from the same collection, top.

journaling ordinating -cut machine,

CUSTOM: Use a die-cut machine to cut small stars and embellish with tiny jewels and enamel dots, bottom.

CUSTOM: Embellishments have been created with a die-cut machine, and hand stitching has been added, bottom.

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DEBBIE’S TIP #1 I rarely use mats around photos. However, with the bold nature of these striped strips, I thought having a bit of a neutral barrier between them and my photos would be a good idea.

DEBBIE’S TIP #2 After I cut the 20 strips of paper called for in the sketch, I started building around the three dominant red and white striped strips. I wanted to mainly alternate red and blue, but I also paid special attention to the strips I planned to stitch on. Some of the papers had busier patterns, and I wanted the stitching to be on plainer papers so it would stand out.

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DEBBIE’S TIP #3 For the “circle star” embellishments, I used a Sizzix Big Shot machine. It was easy to first die-cut stars, then cut precision circles around the negative space from the star. I die-cut a second set of matching circles, matched them up together, then used the negative space circle to trace the star shape on the circle below. Next, I applied a dot adhesive over the traced star shape and applied small strips of red, white, and blue embroidery floss over the adhesive. After that step was done, I made a “sandwich” out of the two circle layers, with the floss showing through the star shape.

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45-minute layout: Patterned paper, stickers, die-cut pack: Pebbles; cardstock: Bazzill; enamel dots: BasicGrey, My Mind’s Eye; other: ribbon, twine, star brads. 3-hour layout: Patterned paper, journaling cards: Pebbles; cardstock: Bazzill; title strip: My Mind’s Eye; title word: KI Memories; enamel dots: BasicGrey, My Mind’s Eye; jewels: KaiserCraft; embroidery floss: DMC; die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; Sizzix dies: circles, stars.


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sizzix

creates When the Sizzix design team meets up with four sketches from Scrapbook Generation, beautiful things happen. Find out some fun inside details about Sizzix, the company, then sit back and prepare to be inspired as the company’s cool diecutting products join SG sketches.

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projects by the Sizzix team


employees & founders...

The Sizzix team, above. Key company officials include Kristin Highberg, CEO; Craig Clermont, Chief Operating Officer; Kevin Corcoran, Director of Design and Development; Reed Feist, Chief Financial Officer; Cara Mariano, Art Director; Mike McBride, Director of Creative Concept and Design; David Murray, Director of Sales; E.L. Smith, Die & Creative Design Manager; Susan Spiegel, Vice President of Marketing Communications; Andrew Williamson, Director of Sales

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Sizzix founders Bob and LaD책orna Eichenberg

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cts do you know these fun faa bout Sizzix?

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Sizzix is a division of Ellison Educational Equipment, Inc., which pioneered steel-rule dies and invented the first-ever handoperated die-cutting machine in 1977 to help teachers find an easier way to cut multiple repetitive shapes at the same time. Ellison, the parent company, is a third generation, familyowned, woman-led business that has grown from a small startup company in LaDorna and Bob Eichenberg’s two-bedroom apartment into an international corporation headquartered in Orange County, California.

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how did Sizzix owners Bob r start? i e h t t e g a and LaDorn

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Prior to starting the company (in their 50s), Bob was a West Point graduate before becoming an Army pilot. LaDorna studied at Chouinard Art Institute (now California Institute of the Arts) before working as a fashion illustrator for newspaper and magazine ads. She completed her teaching credentials and worked as a traveling art teacher in Orange County.

year-old t h g i e n a later become the CEO? how does CEO Kristin Highberg has been “working” at Ellison since she was an eight-year-old cutting out die-cuts for her grandmother LaDorna’s workshops.

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Ellison headquarters comprises 100,000 square feet with a warehouse filled with rows upon rows of boxed products stacked high, waiting to be shipped to stores and distributors worldwide.

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izzix S s a h s t c u d o made in the past 13 y how many pr ears?

The first country Ellison sold to outside the U.S. was Mexico. Now Sizzix products are sold in more than 100 countries.

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When the Sizzix brand was launched, the company often told customers the name sounded like Zzyzx Road, the infamous exit off Highway 15 on the way to Las Vegas.

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Sizzix debuts more than 200 products per Craft & Hobby Association trade show and has released more than 9,000 products since 2001 from such well-known designers as Tim Holtz, Stephanie Barnard, Echo Park, Hampton Art, and Lori Whitlock.

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Sizzix has been honored with more than 20 industry awards, including ones for best die-cutting machines, designs, and new products.


Sizzix CEO Kristin Highberg (even at a younger age an Ellison die-user) with her mom, Lisa Corcoran.

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Kristin Highberg

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ts can c u d o r p y n a m exactly how Sizzix dies cut?

Did you know that Sizzix steel-rule dies can cut anything scissors can cut? Aluminum, cardstock, chipboard, fabric, felt, leather, magnets, metallic foil, polyfoam, and more!

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Since the launch in 1977, Ellison has sold more than one million machines and continues to expand its family of die-cutting machines for the education and crafts market.

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Sizzix takes pride in the work that its more than 500 employees perform, such as drawing dies, designing packaging, creating craft projects, and even building trade show booths and props.

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Sizzix has a “fun committee� of employees from various departments. The group hosts holiday festivities and special events, including the annual company barbecue and luncheon.

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Altered art, DIY projects, The best part about working cardmaking, fashion for Sizzix is knowing that the appliques, home decor, products help consumers jewelry, party planning, quilting and preserve memories and share the scrapbooking: just a few of the joy of handmade creativity with creations made from Sizzix dies. others.


up for the challenge... Every month, Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE magazine brings you a winning combination...four sketches and a leading manufacturer’s design team. Get inspired by the 16 gorgeous creations the Sizzix design team members have made, then download the free SG sketches and try them out yourself.

free download sketches for July

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...the Sizzix design team

Anna-Karin Evaldsson Aida Haron Jan Hobbins Vivian Key Melissa Phillips Genevive Rulona Laura Russell Tammy Tutterow free download sketches for July

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debbie sanders


one PAGE sketch

DEBBIE SANDERS

Why have a plain background when you can go a little crazy with color and pattern. Twenty happy strips form an unforgettable backdrop for two special photos.

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SIZZIX & the ONE-PAGE SKETCH

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I love the sketch because it’s fun, and it’s perfect for a summerthemed layout I wanted to create using a photo of my son playing in the water.”

GENEVIVE RULONA Genevive placed her patterned paper strips at angles, with some overlapped, for a easy-going, relaxed look. GENEVIVE’S BLOG www.scrappingcrazy.blogspot.com

summer BY GENEVIVE RULONA {for Sizzix} Patterned paper: Simple Stories; sticker: Simple Stories; Sizzix dies: Triplits Set (659606), Bigz Stars (656339).

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Instead of using strips of paper, I used my Chevron Frameworks die to create the look of rows of strips. For added dimension, some were die-cut with paper-covered chipboard.”

JAN HOBBINS Jan created a cohesive background by using a limited amount of colors, allowing the chevron pattern to stand out. JAN’S BLOG www.janhobbins.blogspot.com

catch of the day BY JAN HOBBINS {for Sizzix} Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; die-cuts: Fancy Pants Designs; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; Sizzix dies: Chevron Frameworks (659428), Sizzlits Inside Out Alphabet (657827), Sizzlits Mini Filmstrip and Mini Tickets (658551), Framelits All About Boy (659030), Bigz Matchbook Notebook (659538); other: raffia, staples, chipboard.

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I loved the design of the strips in the sketch, but had my heart set on using a particular piece of patterned paper. I decided to create all my strips from that piece and lay them out in order on the page. I was able to have the feel of a single background image while still having the fun effect of the strips in the background.”

TAMMY TUTTEROW “If you have lots of inks and stamping supplies, don’t rule them out when creating page layouts. The background behind the strips in this page was created with a resist paper and inks. This paper is like having a blank canvas that you can color to match your other elements!” TAMMY’S BLOG www.tammytutterow.com

good life BY TAMMY TUTTEROW {for Sizzix} Patterned paper: Tim Holtz Motif; cardstock: Tim Holtz distress, Ranger manila and kraft; embellishments: Tim Holtz remnant rubs, tissue tape, tiny attacher; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Sizzix dies and embossing folders: Tim Holtz Framelits Tag Collection, Mini Hearts, Love Struck, Sized Circles, Tattered Garland, Shadow Press Good Life.

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I tend to use sketches as a starting point, to see what inspires me about them and what light bulbs they set off. In this case, the horizontal strips got me thinking about hard right angles. A minute later, ‘Wouldn't it be lovely to have little blocked mini-compositions, the colors of which softly echo those found in the photos?’ I usually go for softness and more organic rounded shapes in my projects. So this was a nice challenge to go with the hard edges, but still remain true to my softer, organic style.”

VIVIAN KEH “There is a lot of misting in this layout. When I studied watercolor years ago, I learned an easy technique that works with varying degrees of success with colored mists. Sprinkle salt over the just misted, wet surface, and wait for interesting patterns to reveal themselves. The style lines of pure white die-cuts draw the eye in for a better look at the dreamy blend of misted hues.” VIVIAN’S BLOG www.contadinak.com

oasis BY VIVIAN KEH {for Sizzix} Mists: Colorbox Spritzers, Smooch Spritz; canvas letters: October Afternoon; hexagon punch: Fiskars; die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; Sizzix dies: Henna Butterfly (658803), Asian Dragonfly (658801); other: sequins.

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For my layout, I chose to layer with blocks of paper instead of strips, as shown on the sketch.”

AIDA HARON

The subtle bokeh pattern provides a stunning background for Aida’s blocks of patterned paper. AIDA’S BLOG www.aidaharon.livejournal.com

fabulous BY AIDA HARON {for Sizzix} Patterned paper: Webster’s Pages; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: Tim Holtz Distress Paint; stain: Tim Holtz Distress Stain; Sizzix dies: Thinlits Life Made Simple Overall Patterns (659758), Retro Sunglasses (659508), Fabulous Script (659403).

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ALLISON DAVIS

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A star-studded sketch. Just the thing for star-struck July and all those photos of picnics, fireworks, and family fun. But wait. This sketch can be so much more!

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SIZZIX & the TWO-PAGE SKETCH

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Because of the photos, I used nature-themed colors, textures and dies. To make the watercolor strip in the middle, the Garden Greens die was used to make a stencil from plastic packaging. Embossing paste was smeared through the stencil with a palette knife. When dry, it was watercolored with distress inks and later stamped. The two thinner strips are made up by Honeycomb Frameworks die cuts at the top, and Twigs On the Edge die-cut from kraft-core cardstock at the bottom. I also made a window with the Window and Window Box die, distress paint, and used mica for the windows. The kraft-core background was sanded, stamped with a grid stamp and splattered with paint.

play outdoors BY ANNA-KARIN EVALDSSON {for Sizzix} Patterned paper: Tim Holtz; specialty: Sizzix, Ranger; cardstock: Core’dinations; stickers, stamps: Tim Holtz; ink: Ranger, Tsukineko; paint: Ranger; embossing paste: Stampers Anonymous; die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; Sizzix dies: Honeycomb Frameworks, Window and Window Box, Vintage Market, Spring Greenery, Branch,Garden Greens, Mine Eiffel Tower & Shields, Twigs on the Edge.


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This is such a great multi-photo sketch. I particularly liked the combination of differently sized photos, as well as the horizontal paper strips tying both pages together. There is also plenty of space for journaling.�

ANNA-KARIN EVALDSSON www.layersofink.blogspot.com

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“I had several photos I wanted to include on a layout about a trip I took to Disneyland. The sketch helped me include some of my favorite shots from the day in a balanced way. It really helped me to capture the essence of the day in a single two-page spread.�

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play outdoors BY TAMMY TUTTEROW {for Sizzix}

Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; glitter paper: Cosmo Cricket; Sizzix dies: Tim Holtz Artful Arrows, Crescent Moon & Stars, Framelits Stars, Thinlits Everyday Eclectic; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Memento Luxe; pen: Ranger; tools: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.


Use the scrap ‘frame’ left behind after die-cutting as a doodling stencil. I used the scrap from the stars I die cut to doodle extra stars on my black photo mats using a white opaque pen.”

TAMMY TUTTEROW www.tammytutterow.com

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ALLISON DAVIS

greeting

CARD sketch A trio of banners sets the stage for this tall and slender card. Add a dramatic area for a special sentiment, and you have a design you can use again and again.

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SIZZIX & the CARD SKETCH

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sizzix design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Vivian Keh

Alphabet stamps: Studio G; mist: Colorbox Spritzer; ink: Clearsnap; ink: Mix’d Media Inx; Sizzix dies: Sand & Sea, Mini Sand & Sea; diecut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; other: cardstock, thread.

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Tammy Tutterow

Patterned paper: Tim Holtz; Tim Holtz embellishments: tissue tape, framed alpha parts, industrious frames and trims stickers; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Sizzix dies: Tim Holtz Sized Ovals, Crescent Moon & Stars, Stacked Stars, Framelits Tags.

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sizzix design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Jan Hobbins

Patterned paper: BasicGrey; stickers letters, tabs: BasicGrey; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Sizzix dies: Zinnia; Tattered Banners, Funky Labels, Butterfly Frenzy, Susan S Garden Tool Kit.

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Melissa Phillips

Patterned paper: Pebbles; stickers: Pebbles; dimensional star: Pebbles; dies: Sizzix; other: cardstock, pearls, stick pins.

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sizzix design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Aida Haron

Patterned paper: Melissa Frances, Prima; cardstock: Bazzill; embellishments: Prima; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Sizzix dies: Frame Renaissance, Easter Elements.

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decorative

TAG sketch

DEBBIE SANDERS

July is a month for patriotic flag-waving, and this tag does just that. But think of all the possibilities. Turn the flags into banners for any occasion!

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SIZZIX & the TAG SKETCH

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sizzix design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Laura Russell

Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; ink: Tsukineko Versa Magic chalk ink; Sizzix dies: Framelits Tag Collection; Thinlits Card (square with center accordion folds), Thinlits Hello Banners; die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot.

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Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Patterned paper: Bazzill; cardstock: Ranger; stamps: Stampers Anonymous; ink: Ranger Distress Ink; paint: Ranger Distress Paint; embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology linen ribbon, word remnant rubs, elements remnant rubs, life quotes remnant rubs; Sizzix dies: Tag & Bookplates, Zippy Zipper, Thought Talk Bubbles, Big City, Chained, Tattered Curvy Banners, Ribbon Flags, My Boy; die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; other: Grungeboard.


Tammy Tutterow

Patterned paper: Tim Holtz; Tim Holtz embellishments: remnant rubs, long fasteners, tissue tape, Tiny Attacher; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Sizzix dies: Tim Holtz Tattered Garland, Butterfly Frenzy, Framelits Tag Collections, Thinlits Scott; other: ribbon, pins.

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sizzix design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Melissa Phillips

Patterned paper: Pebbles; die-cuts: Pebbles: dies: Sizzix; die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; other: cardstock, buttons.


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• three sheets of patterned paper • cardstock • an Allison Davis sketch • a Debbie Sanders sketch • you choose which layout you make


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small size, big

impact by lindsey amschler

There’s no better subject for a mini-album than fun with friends. And when those friends are scrapbooking friends, well, can it get any better than that? Why not make a mini about your favorite hobby, and the people who share that passion with you.

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A sturdy chipboard album -- like this one from Maya Road -- is a great place to start when making a mini. • Decorate the front cover using die-cut embellishments, stickers and patterned papers • Cover the chipboard pages and inside covers with patterned papers • Adhere photos, journaling blocks and die-cuts to the pages • Embellish pages with small stickers, flowers, strips of paper and enamel dots • Ink all of the pages and use a white pen to add small details


cluster banners, ‘buttons’ and enamel shapes

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SET THE STAGE Mini-albums are great for scrapping your favorite photos from a special event. And what could be more special than a scrapbooking retreat!

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Working with a smaller-size album lets the main focus stay on the photos. Since there are limited pages, choose ones that best highlight the story you want to tell.

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try layering small items over a full-page photo

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REPETITION WORKS Repeating similar embellishments and colors throughout the album helps tie everything together. Images of crafting items are mixed with flowers and basic shapes in this mini.

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TAKE IT EASY

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Using purchased die-cuts like the one on the left page makes constructing this mini a snap! Add a few small touches and the message comes through loud and clear.

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don’t be afraid to use photos as a place for embellishmen ts

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MAKE IT QUICK Making a small mini-album is great when you are short on time. You can easily complete one during a weekend or even an afternoon!

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Album by Lindsey Amschler: Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: American Crafts; dies, embossing folders: Sizzix; washi tape: My Mind’s Eye; flowers: I Am Roses; photo frames: Crate Paper; ink: Ranger; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; pen: Uniball, grungeboard: Ranger; chipboard album: Maya Road.


page kits 101

process by janet, aka cherry picker

Hello, scrappy friends! Welcome to a three-part series on the making and using of scrapbook page kits. After scrapbooking for 17 years, I am always looking for ways to increase the productivity -- and enjoyment -- of my scrap process.

A tutorial that will save you time and ramp up your productivity! ................


page kits SINGLE LAYOUT

A few years ago I found that having pre-made page kits became a huge timesaver and a great way to shop from my own stash (or inventory as I like to title it). There are many ways to approach building page kits. This month we are going to dive into making a page kit for a single or double page spread.

Please note that this is just my process and is by no means the “only” way. This is simply the process that allows me to scrap faster with all needed supplies at my fingertips. No more looking and digging for supplies when I want creative time to play! A bonus with making page kits is that if there are “leftovers,” you can use those to whip out some cards or perhaps another layout as well.

JANET (message board name: CHERRYPICKER)

I do follow the same steps every time I make a page kit. It helps make the kitting go faster. For single layout kits (meaning a one-two page spread), I try to only spend 15-20 minutes kitting. If you are new to the page kitting process, realize that the more you make, the faster the kitting process goes. In the beginning if it takes longer, that is completely okay. It will go faster as you progress. So let’s get started!

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step no.1 SELECT PHOTOS.

Ninety percent of the time when I print my photos, I print a couple of great focal shots in 4x6, the rest in wallets.


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SELECT A SKETCH... or inspiration piece. I use Scrapbook

Generation’s sketches a lot when creating

page kits. They are just SO easy to follow and use in the creative process.


step no.3 SELECT PAPER...

and cardstock. My photos always dictate

my paper choices. I pick the main color

based on the photos, then pick another two or three supporting colors. In this page kit

my colors are yellow, navy, green and gray.


step no.4 SELECT TOOLS.

I look at my tools and pick a couple. They

could be something new in my stash or an

older tool I challenge myself to use. Also, I may choose something to go with the theme or feel of my layout.


step no.5 SELECT ALPHAS.

I always select way more than I will use. I

pick alphas in all my color choices and also a variety of sizes. This helps to prevent having to go through my stash when creating. I go with what I have!


step no.6 SELECT WASHI...

ribbon, and twine. Lately I seem to use washi on every layout, so I make sure to choose some. On this layout I selected twine to add texture, and as a challenge to myself. I won’t use all of these, but when scrapping, I have to choose from what I pre-selected. That is the timesaver factor.


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SELECT EMBELLISHMENTS.

The FUN stuff! I always seem to pull out enamel dots and my much-loved word/label stickers. This could be anything brand new you are itching to use, or any item you want to challenge yourself to use. Also, this is a good time to pull items that may coordinate with your theme/color scheme. The goal is to have options, not to use it all!


step no.8

SELECT GO-TO ITEMS.

There are just some embellishments we seem to use on every layout. For me, it’s brads. Oh, how do I love brads...LOL! If I don’t have a particular brad pack I want to use, I will just pull out my brad container and wood veneer container when I sit to scrap. No need to include any in the kit bag, unless you are kitting for a crop.


step no.9 WRITE IT DOWN.

There are some items you can’t place in the page kit, such as tools, punches, ink pads, etc. So I make a note of what I plan to use, and place my note in the kit bag. Those items go back into my stash until I use this kit. In this page kit, I made a note of my punch and die choices, my sketch choice, and some specific wood veneers.


step no.10 BAG IT UP.

My bags are about 13x15-inches in size. Any extra-large or gallon size bags will work perfectly.


step no.11 ENJOY!

The next time you want to be creative, just pull out your pre-made page kit and have fun. No need to look for photos, inspiration, or supplies. No more wasted time, because you have everything you need right at your fingertips, and all in one happy bag. Well, except for some chocolate!


before

PAGE KIT. A completed

pre-made page

kit...ready for fun.

Patterned paper: Pebbles, Crate Paper, Simple Stories, Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Bazzill; alphas: Simple Stories; American Crafts, Jillibean Soup, LilyBee Design; word stickers: My Mind’s Eye; wood veneers: Studio Calico; twine: Webster’s Pages; dies: Spellbinders; punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success; other: washi tape, enamel shapes, label stickers.


after LAYOUT.

A completed layout... ready for an album.

NEXT MONTH...PART TWO: BATCH LAYOUT PAGE KITS


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playing the card

game by allison davis

There’s just something about the versatility of 3x4 and 4x6 title and journaling cards that appeals to most anyone working to preserve memories. These tiny blocks can be transformed into handmade bits of scrapbooking heaven with just a few simple touches.

red white

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use for: pocket pages • traditional layouts • title c

allison’s 4x6 ANYTHING sketch

red white & blue

Use stitching accented with jewels for fun Fourth of July fireworks.

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Above - Patterned paper: BasicGrey; cardstock: Bazzill; word stickers: Authentique; jewels: KaiserCraft; embroidery floss: DMC. Right - Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; star punch: EK Success; letter stickers: Fancy Pants Designs (happy), Doodlebug (4th, July) and Lily Bee Design (of); ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: DMC.


cards • journaling cards • greeting cards • more

allison’s 3x4 ANYTHING sketch Create a circle of stars and stitching to frame a patriotic message.

4th July happy of

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Use red and white strips with a blue rectangle accented with white stars to create a cute flag card.

Right - Patterned paper: Simple Stories; die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; Sizzix dies: star; punch: EK Success; ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: DMC. Next page - Patterned paper: Pebbles; cardstock: American Crafts; star punch: EK Success; foam alphabet stickers: American Crafts; number stickers: Lily Bee Design; flag sticker: Pebbles; ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: DMC.

allison’s 4x3 ANYTHING sketch

use for: pocket pages • traditional layouts • title c


JULY 2014

Create flags with small strips or rectangles of patterned paper. Accent with stitching or stars.

allison’s 6x4 ANYTHING sketch

cards • journaling cards • greeting cards • more


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embrace

color ..................

the

c r e a t e team color challenge

We gave half of the SG CREATE team members this challenge: use this six-color palette as the focus of a layout. They found the colors work for a variety of topics. Check out their creations, then take the challenge yourself!


the

c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE katrina hunt

“Since most of the color palette was a Fourth of July theme, I really wanted to try to do something different with it. To accomplish that, I stayed away from stars and added a lot of the green, along with a little black.”

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mr. blue eyes by Katrina Hunt (Springfield, Missouri) www.paperscissorsandglue.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Pebbles, Simple Stories, Studio Calico; cardstock: WorldWin Papers; letters: Pink Paislee; enamel dots: Simple Stories; adhesive: ThermOWeb; twine: May Arts; Silhouette Cameo with cutting files.

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the

c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE

christy arthur

“The color challenge is always a fun challenge. The hardest part for me this month was finding the green color within the paper that I have. I like the way it turned out and think it met the challenge well!�

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first fish by Christy Arthur (Battlefield, Missouri) www.thearthurz.blogspot.com Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Bazzill Basics, Crate Paper, Sassafras; letter stickers: American Crafts; embellishments: Chic Tags.

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the

c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE lynette jacobs

“I loved the bright primary colors of this challenge as it always works so very well with scrapping all my photos of my grandsons. I used a Silhouette Cameo background cut for this page as it allowed me to use up many of my scraps by backing it behind the cut outs.”

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snap happy by Lynette Jacobs (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) www.creativemoments-lynette.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard wildflowers: Blue Fern Studios; arrows: Freckled Fawn; die-cut background, snap happy card, title: Silhouette Cameo; brad: Making Memories.

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“I have had this photo waiting to be scrapped for more than two years. I also have loads of Webster’s Pages in my stash. As much as I love these pretty papers I struggle to work with the busy patterns. I decided to cut it up and do some color blocking on this page. Both the papers and colors compliment the photo to perfection.”

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blessings by Lynette Jacobs (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) www.creativemoments-lynette.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Webster’s Pages; cardstock: American Crafts; flowers: BoBunny, Webster’s Pages; brads: BoBunny; cherries: K & Company; blessings title: Blue Fern Studios.

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“I really enjoyed working with these fun, summer colors. I must admit, I panicked over the green for just a minute, but the addition of a few enamel dots solved that issue quite nicely!�

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independence by Julie Mowen (Birmingham, Alabama) www.yesiscrapbook.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: American Crafts, Simple Stories, Jillibean Soup; white pen: Ranger; mist: Ranger; sketch: Scrapbook Generation; other: enamel dots.

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“With four shades of blue in the lineup, it was easy to find photos for this color combo. I used the red for contrast to draw your eye from the first page to the second.”

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by Noey Hunt (San Jose, California) www.noeyspapers.com Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, American Crafts, Creative Imaginations; letter stickers: American Crafts, Authentique, Lily Bee Design; tools: Silhouette, Sarah Bailey’s Designs; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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“I was so excited when I saw this sketch -- the possibilities are endless! I was really drawn to the left side, so I decided to just go with it. I may have omitted the pinwheels from this page, but I kept the strips AND the fun. Not only did I use plenty of elements to keep your eye looking from thing to thing, I brought back foam stamps and acrylic paints on pages!�

Patterned paper: American Crafts, Studio Calico; cardstock: Bazzill; chipboard stickers: American Crafts, October Afternoon; cardstock stickers: Studio Calico. letter stickers: American Crafts; foam stamps: Studio Calico; acrylic paint: Studio Calico.

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ball player BY JENNIE MCGARVEY (Newburgh, Indiana)

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“Often, I only use one half (of a two-page sketch), but when I have a number of photos and love them all, then double-page sketches are a blessing. These photos I only took a few days before. That cheeky grin on my son’s face just needed to be scrapbooked as soon as humanly possible! Duplo, which had been relegated as a baby toy at our house, made a comeback as the kids realised they could build things that were much bigger much faster. The first and most loved creation was this jackhammer. Because it is winter here and this was a layout about my son, I replaced the flowers with these awesome Crate Paper frames, and then used the frames to house embellishments, journaling, patterned paper, titles and even other frames. Don't let your products limit you, you can use them however they will suit your layout. They didn’t really work over my photos, so they were a home for everything and anything else!”

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right now BY RUTH BONSER (Sydney, Australia)

............................. Ruth’s blog: www.scrapmachine.com

Patterned paper: BasicGrey, chipboard frames: Crate Paper; puffy stickers: Evalicious; cork stickers: Crate Paper; glitter stickers: Heidi Swapp; clear alphabet: American Crafts; vellum word: Studio Calico; clear/vellum stickers: Prima; pen: American Crafts.


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“I started by flipping the sketch horizontally. Initially, I felt like it needed more photos. I thought about adding them to the title side because, honestly, that big open space scared me. I ended up just adding one additional 3x3 photo. A vision of fireworks came to me when I found these photos. They became the perfect replacement for the pinwheels and flowers in the sketch! To tone down the bright white on the right side (and help me with that ‘open space’ feeling), I misted the background first. I wanted to create a sheer vellum border to place beneath the border strip. This was easy enough (got out my super old chalks), but when I placed it on top of the gingham print, it became invisible. Solution: move the entire border strip below the patterned paper/photo block!”

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4th of july BY STEFFANIE SEILER (Portland, Oregon)

............................. Steffanie’s blog: www.steffanies.blogspot.com

Patterned paper: Pebbles; cardstock: Recollections, Bazzill; ink: Stampin' Up, Tim Holtz; mist: Heidi Swapp; rhinestones: KaiserCraft; journal card: American Crafts; chalk: Craft-T Products; border punch: Martha Stewart; gelly roll pen: Sakura; journaling pen: Stampin' Up; other: vellum, embroidery floss, brads.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE lindsey amschler "I loved the design of this sketch. I created a more playful design on the left page, which worked well with my family photos. I changed the sketch to accommodate my odd-sized photos and created a larger title."

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sweet summer BY LINDSEY AMSCHLER (Springfield, Missouri)

............................. Lindsey’s blogs: www.lindseyspaperscraps.blogspot.com www.twocrazycrafters.blogspot.com

Patterned paper: Simple Stories, BoBunny, Echo Park Paper, Bella Blvd; cardstock: American Crafts; diecuts: BoBunny, Simple Stories, Bella Blvd; buttons: BoBunny; stickers, enamel dots: Simple Stories; ink: Prima, Ranger.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE karin rush

“Have some fun with the pinwheels and flowers on this sketch...easy to change them to trees, stars, birthday candles, or even Christmas trees. The pinwheels were perfect and I simply changed the flowers to stars to fit my Fourth of July layout.”

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4th of july BY KARIN RUSH (Springfield, Missouri)

............................. Karin’s blog: www.scrapbookgeneration. blogspot.com

Patterned paper: Pebbles, Reminisce; glitter paper: Doodlebug; stickers: Echo Park Paper, Pebbles; dimensional stickers, diecut shapes: Pebbles; ink: Colorbox.

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Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: October Afternoon; ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball; twine: My Mind's Eye.

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bookmark "When I saw this card sketch I immediately knew it would be perfect for a bookmark. It was quick and easy to put together and would make a great gift."


wall canvas “I didn't really change the card sketch that much, just adapted it to a canvas for a wall decor project. This will be perfect for a certain little girl I know!�

Patterned paper: Imaginisce; diecuts: Imaginisce; ink: Prima; doily: Wilton; adhesive: ThermOWeb; glitter glue: Zazz! by American Crafts; other: stretched canvas.

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ruth bonser Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers, Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper; embossed stickers: We R Memory Keepers; letter stickers: American Crafts; ribbon: American Crafts; label: Evalicious; sequins: Studio Calico; washi tape: Sawyers Place; staples: Tim Holtz.

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“I was inspired by the long stripes to scrapbook a larger photo and leave only a narrow space for embellishment and journaling. The left side of the page is the sketch and the rest is basically the photo with the title over the top of it. I really loved the colours of the new We Are Memory Keepers Inked Rose collection and its delicate details. I used pieces of the paper as embellishments by fussy-cutting. I absolutely love paper die-cuts, and making your own means you get exactly what you need! Like every scrapbooker at the moment (or so it seems to me!) I am crazy for gold, so I added the gold doily vellum to frame my journaling and gold sequins to lift the brown of autumn into magical gold, the feeling of this light-hearted adventure. My daughter and I caught the train to Nana's house instead of driving there, which we usually do. The most everyday things are a magical adventure when you embrace the opportunity for fun with your kids. Snapping a few photos on my phone let me keep that joy for longer. It is a lot of spring colours for an autumn/winter adventure, but really we never have much time without sunshine in Sydney, and the happy colours make me happy when I am crafting!�


scrapbook layout “This tag sketch was easy for me to turn into a layout. I left off some of the stripes, just so I would have room for a title. This is a fairly basic layout for me, because of the papers being busy.�

Patterned paper: BoBunny; chipboard: BoBunny; stickers: BoBunny; letter stickers: BoBunny, Heidi Swapp; mist: Heidi Swapp; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

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julie mowen Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Simple Stories, American Crafts, Freckled Fawn; die-cut: Bella Blvd; other: enamel dots.

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“I used inspiration from this month’s card sketch and a few scraps from a previous layout to quickly put together this page of my grandson, Mason. I just love this paper collection and am really happy with the end result!”

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“I made a layout based on the card sketch. I used the strips of patterned paper as the inspiration and used a square frame instead of a circle.”

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; acrylic paper: American Crafts; bicycle die-cut, enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; chipboard frame: Dusty Attic; stencil: Crafters Workship; mists: Lindy Stamp Gang; other: Shimmerz Paints Texturez.

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gallery We invited readers to send layouts and cards and tags based on the four sketches by Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders featured in the May issue of CREATE. We’re happy to share what scrapbookers around the globe are doing with SG sketches!

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UP FOR THE CHALLENGE... In May, the Simple Stories design team created beautiful projects with the four sketches below by SG sketch designers Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders. Then, it was your turn! Check out the following pages to see how CREATE readers interpreted the layout, card, and tag sketches from our May issue.

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hit the road! BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Pebbles, Paper House Productions; stickers: Pebbles, Paper House Productions, Little Yellow Bicycle; chipboard: Bella Blvd.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Want more color? Decrease the size of some photos and mat them with patterned paper.

Christine worked in extra embellishments that expanded her theme by subbing them for strips on the right page.

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by diane iversen (mt. vernon, missouri)

Patterned paper: simple stories; letter stickers: my mind’s eye, authentique, Pink Paislee; brads: simple stories; ink: stampin’ up; other: cardstock.

Diane not only used one side of a two-page layout, she also rotated the sketch to get the look she wanted.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Like the design but don’t want to make a two-page layout? Use the side you like best!


my boys

by wendy tiPton (rePublic, missouri)

Patterned paper: Fancy Pants designs, echo Park Paper, bobunny, basicGrey, sei; stickers: simple stories; journaling cards: Project life, simple stories; embroidery floss: dmc.

in love with summer

by laura sormani (new city, new york)

Patterned paper: simple stories; cardstock: core’dinations; stickers, brads: simple stories; enamel dots: recollections; embellishment: martha stewart.

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home BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA) Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; embellishments: Fancy Pants Designs; flowers: Prima; chipboard: Maya Road; embroidery floss: We R Memory Keepers.

enjoy the journey BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; stickers, wood veneers, twine: My Mind’s Eye; brads: Echo Park Paper; chipboard letters: Jillibean Soup; sewing tool: We R Memory Keepers.

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Instead of banners, Bev uses a variety of objects that combine with the title for a striking focal point.

perfect: mckee botanical garden BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions, My Mind’s Eye; stickers: Paper House Productions; embellishments: Splash of Color, Creative Embellishments; stick pin, flower: Little Yellow Bicycle; transparency: Colorbok; burlap: Paper Studio; stitches: SRM stickers; banner: American Crafts; ink: Tim Holtz Ranger; other: corkboard, twine, brads.

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BY STACIA BRANDT (MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA)

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; stickers: Doodlebug, Mambi; letter stickers: American Crafts; enamel dots: Doodlebug; ink: Ranger Dylusions; pen: Sakura.

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Stacia uses a rotated version of the sketch, and some easy-going angles, to better fit her photos.


Suzanna adds several touches to personalize her layout, like the scalloped strip below the title.

princess belle BY SUZANNA LEE (GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA) Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock: Core’dinations; stickers, die-cuts: Bella Blvd; washi tape: Bella Blvd, Queen & Co, Recollections; chipboard: Studio Calico; enamel stickers: My Mind’s Eye; buttons: Stampin’ Up; twine: The Twinery.

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bud & simba BY RENEE WHITE (PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS) Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Pebbles; letter stickers: Simple Stories; brads: Prima; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; paper clips: Freckled Fawn; charm: Epiphany Crafts.

fun & fabulous BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; chipboard: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Studio Calico.

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Instead of leaving “white space” above the 3x4 photos, Denise used the area for a panoramic

wanderlust BY DENISE STORCK (ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA) Digital layout: patterned papers: Echo Park Paper; elements: Echo Park Paper.

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special delivery BY JENNIFER PIOTROFSKI (CANADA) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Core’dinations; stickers: Echo Park Paper; letter stickers: American Crafts; markers: Copic; embossing powder: CopperKate; other: library card, ribbon, brads.

land’s end BY LISA DONES (HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA) Patterned paper: GCD Studios, Stamping Station; title: American Crafts; embellishments: BoBunny, Petaloo, Queen & Co, Stamping Station.

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Adding a colorful row of cameras at top, Leslie creates an additional area of interest beyond her

this is awesome BY LESLIE PRINKKI (ERIE, COLORADO) Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Pebbles; cardstock: Paper Studio; stickers: Bella Blvd, Recollections; chipboard: Bella Blvd; embellishments: Bella Blvd; ink: Tsukineko.

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BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL)

Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; mask: Memory Box; chipboard: Creative Embellishments; stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms; inks: Clearsnap; embossing powder: Wow! Embossing Powder; other: texture paste.

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Irit uses a variety of layers, shapes and textures to add to the photographic theme of her layout.


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happy BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock: Paper Studio; acrylic banner: Heidi Swapp; stamp: We R Memory Keepers.

make every moment count BY LOIS ZERRER (SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Die Cuts with a View, American Crafts; cardstock: Cardstock Warehouse.

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Instead of background banners, Christine uses a similar idea to

bundle of joy BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS)

enhance her card message.

Patterned paper: Imaginisce; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Imaginisce; wood: Cosmo Cricket.

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enjoy BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Doodlebug, Simple Stories; wood: Cosmo Cricket; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye.

some kind of wonderful BY LESLIE PRINKKI (ERIE, COLORADO) Patterned paper: Die Cuts with a View; cardstock: Colorbok; specialty paper: Die Cuts with a View; stamp: Studio G; ink: Tsukineko; other: felt.

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Happy colors and fun embellishments, plus a cute ribbon treatment, give Irit’s card a positive vibe.

life is what you make it BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; ribbon: May Arts; mist: Lindy’s Stamp Gang; pearls: Flourish With a Bling.

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dad BY MARY BEZDICEK (JACKSON, MINNESOTA) Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; embellishments: Little Yellow Bicycle; ink: Colorbox; twine: American Crafts.

thanks so much BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: SRM; canvas stickers: Paper House Productions; burlap stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle; corrugated cardboard: Splash of Color; embellishments: Creative Embellishments; pen: Staedtler; ink: Tim Holtz Ranger; other: vellum, brads.

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Irit uses both embellishments and embossing powders to convey the artistic theme of her

art is the literacy of the heart BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; stamps: Sweet Stamps; embossing powder: Wow! Embossing Powder; other: staples.

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believe GALLERY

BY JEAUNES VILJOENE (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; clear words: Heidi Swapp; stamps: KaiserCraft, Glitz; other: buttons, bling, brads, cardstock, embroidery floss.

Jeaunes transformed the card sketch into a layout -- showing that options are always available with sketches.

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Submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com. Be sure to have SEPTEMBER READERS GALLERY as the subject of the email. Submissions must be based on one of the four free sketches in this issue.

An individual may submit more than one project, but each must be sent in a separate email.

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Include your name and address.

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blowing wishes your way

spring has sprung

BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL)

BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; tag: Ranger; trim: Prima; stamps: Inspired by Stamping; inks: Clearsnap; embossing powders: WOW! Embossing Powders; other: washi tape, pins.

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Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: SRM; ink: Tim Holtz Ranger; other: cardstock, twine, buttons.


Holly takes her patriotic color scheme up a notch by adding rows of tiny jewels for sparkle.

land that i love BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: BoBunny; stickers, bling: BoBunny; twine: We R Memory Keepers.

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life is good

happy life

BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

BY TONYA WILSON (SALE CREEK, TENNESSEE)

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: SRM; pen: Signo; ink: Tim Holtz Ranger; other: cardstock, twine.

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Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Glitz; embellishments: Dew Drops; ink: Tsukineko Versa Magic; other: sequins, buttons, bakers twine.


Irit gives the patchwork background a more artistic touch with more casual placements.

seeing BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; canvas stickers: Paper House Productions: leaves, pearls: Flourish With a Bling; trim, twine: May Arts.

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• Canvas: The free tag sketch for July was a great starting point to alter a canvas. I kept the design similar to the sketch, then added a few extra embellishments, including flowers made from Sizzix dies. • Patterned paper, embellishments: Simple Stories; dies: Sizzix; ink: Prima, Ranger; other: canvas.


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hello summer

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” HENRY JAMES

by Lindsey Amschler

CREATE: Issue 7, July 2014  

Scrapbook pages, cards, embellishments and more featuring Scrapbook Generation's exclusive sketches.

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