One Memory, Three Ways – Vacation Edition

I’m happy to be sharing another example of how you can easily preserve your memories and stories no matter how much time you have to scrapbook. you can create a lovely layout in only 10, 15 or 45 minutes! The new Cool Serenity Collection is full of great products that allow you to choose how you want to scrapbook: use the Fast 2 Fabulous Pre-designed Pages to achieve a gorgeous traditional look without spending too much time; use Multi-Pocket Pages and Slide-In Cards to document your stories without needing to cut and paste; or go full out and make beautiful, traditional pages using the Paper Pack, Cardsock, Embellishments and Stickers! I love the luscious colours and patterns in this collection and they were the perfect choice for pairing with photos of an amusement park my family and I visited last summer during our vacation. Let me show you how I used the same photos on three different types of layouts.

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CM Tools For Your Travel & Vacation Layouts – Part 1

Besides some of the best basic scrapbooking tools on the market today, Creative Memories also offers some super cool tools for dressing up your scrapbook layouts. Creative Memories basic tools includes All-Purpose Scissors, the Multi-Purpose Tool, the 12-Inch Straight Trimmer, and the Personal Trimmer. The Personal Trimmer can’t be beat for trimming photos and Slide-in Cards. I also use my Personal Trimmer to cut squares, rectangles and triangles to enhance my scrapbook pages. My 12-Inch Straight Trimmer is an essential that I use most often when I’m scrapbooking. In addition to these basic CM tools, the Two-Way Corner Rounder, the Border Maker System, CM Punches and the Custom Cutting System are great for enhancing your scrapbook layouts. In this two part series I’ll share some of my favourite tools to use on my travel and vacation layouts. In today’s post I’ll start with layouts I created with the beautiful new Cool Serenity Collection.

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Pinterest Inspired Travel Scrapbook Layouts – Cool Serenity

What a month – CM introduced not one but two exceptional vacation collections! They’re very different but don’t be afraid to mix and match. I found that the Cool Serenity papers provide a nice pop of colour to the Uncharted Collection. The embellishments and stickers in both travel collections are really awesome, and it’s going to be easy to over-use them! I like this piece of advice from Coco Chanel, “before leaving the house, a lady should look in the mirror and remove one accessory.”  I tried to follow that rule when making the pages below! This is the second part of my assignment to create layouts based on inspiration from Pinterest. These pages were made with the Cool Serenity Collection. Make sure to follow CM on Pinterest for more layout ideas and inspiration.

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Fun Border Ideas with Creative Memories’ Grass Border Maker Cartridge

I’m so excited about CM’s new Grass Border Maker Cartridge! I mean seriously, what could be more fun for your scrapbook pages than a grassy border, right? I can also think of several ways, other than grass, to use the Grass Border Maker Cartridge for outdoor themed scrapbook layouts. For today’s blog post, though, we’ll stick with what this cool border maker cartridge was created for. Today I’m going to share a few borders I created using the Cool Serenity Collection and the Grass Border Maker Cartridge.

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Fun Ways To Use the Decorative Arcs Border Punch

The Decorative Arcs Border Punch is beautiful just as it is, but it’s incredibly versatile when you change it up just a little. Being a standalone punch means you do not need anything extra to use this punch, just slip in your paper and punch away!

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Pinterest Inspired Travel Scrapbook Page Layouts

I instantly fell in love with our new Uncharted Collection! I love the colour palette, the old-world and travel-related designs and most of all the embellishments! As shown in my first layout, this collection is great for European vacations. But you don’t need to be a world traveller to love or use the Uncharted Collection. I found that it was just as great for photos from an Alaskan vacation. My assignment was to interpret layouts that I found on Pinterest. The first idea that I found worked perfectly with our papers and embellishments. For my second layout, I made a few adaptations and started with our Fast2Fab Predesigned Pages. Make sure to follow CM Australia on Pinterest for more page layout ideas and inspiration.

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