Sunday, October 11, 2015

One Page 3 Ways

Hello and welcome to my blog! As promised in last week's blog post, today's post will include a few album making ideas for those of you who don't have a lot of time to scrapbook. Plus a page idea for my scrapbooking friends who love to create their pages from scratch. There really is more than one way to create an album page and today I'll share three of my favorites. The first page I want to share is one of the quickest and easiest way to get your photos into an album - the Creative Memories 12 x 12 Pocket Page.

 All you need to create an album page similar to this one would be your photos, a Dual-Tip pen for journaling and a Slide-In Pack. Then just slip your photos, journaling box and a decorative slide-in card or two into the page pockets and that's it .... your done. Easy peasy! You can mix and match with Creative Memories 12x12 Fast2Fab pages and/or 12x12 Plain Refill Pages or create an entire album of 12x12 Pocket Pages if you prefer. Nice to know you have options, isn't it?

I used an If You're Happy & You Know It Fast2Fab album page for my second layout. I don't think it took me any more time to create than my pocket page example.

All you need to create a page similar to this one is a 12 x 12 Fast2Fab album, your photos, a tape runner and a Dual-Tip pen. To complete this page, I created a journaling box from white card stock but you can also use a Slide-Card or simply journal on the page. The cool thing is that Creative Memories Fast2Fab albums are pre-decorated. You don't really need to do anything other than adhere your photos to the page and add your journaling. Can't get any easier than that, can it?

Finally, here's a traditional layout idea for my die-hard scrapbook friends: 

A scrapbook page like this one would take a little longer to create but for those of us who love to scrapbook it's well worth the time and effort. To create this page, you'll need the following ingredients:
  • Bright Paper Pack
  • Shades of Bright Designer Cardstock
  • If You're Happy & You Know It Slide-In Pack
  • Black Dual-Tip Pen
  • Tape Runner 
  • Personal Trimmer and/or 12 inch Straight Trimmer 
  • Cut two solid red 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" photo mats from the Bright Paper Pack. Adhere 4" x 6" photos to mats and adhere to page as shown.
  • Tear striped paper to 4 1/2" x 12" and adhere to page.
  • Cut one 2" x 12" strip from solid red paper and one 1" x 11 1/2" strip from yellow cardstock. Use a square maker or scissors to cut a notch in one end of each strip and adhere on top of stripped paper as shown.
  • Cut one Slide-In Journal card to 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" and adhere to page along with a 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" vertical photo.
  • To create a title block, cut one 1 3/4" x 6 1/2" rectangle from yellow cardstock and one 1 1/4" x 6" rectangle from solid red paper. Adhere together as shown. Use a black Dual-Tip pen to create a title.
There you have it! Three different ways to create one album page. I do hope that today's blog post inspires you to create your own album with your printed pictures. Just keep in mind that you really don't have to be a scrapbooker to create an album for your family and that album-making doesn't have to take a lot of time.  
For more information about the Creative Memories products used in today's layouts, please visit your advisor's website. Of course, if you don't already have a Creative Memories Advisor, I'd be more than happy to be your personal Creative Memories Advisor. Just visit my website at to create an account. 

Have a good day and thanks so much for visiting my blog!

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