One Memory, Three Ways – Graduation Edition!

When you look through your scrapbook albums you start to see “your style” coming through. You might enjoy spending time creating double page layouts with lots of decorative embellishments and beautifully coordinated products. You might love making “Naked Pages” that feature only photos and journaling. Or, you might strike a balance somewhere in the middle by using Fast 2 Fabulous Pre-designed pages or Multi Pocket Pages. Whatever your style is, Creative Memories has just what you need to create pages that are just the right style for your albums!

To illustrate this, I used some photos from my own University graduation (12 years ago!) and scrapbooked them in three different ways, creating a Naked Page, a Multi-Pocket Page and a Decorative two-page Layout.


Naked Pages come together very quickly and highlight your photos and journalling.  I used a White Page for the base of this page, but you can use Natural or Spargo Pages if you want a bit of colour and texture. I also used one sticker from the Achievements Sticker Pack for my title and a Black Dual-Tip Pen for journalling. One trick I like to use when creating naked pages is to line up the edges of photos – this really emphasises the clean lines of Naked Pages.



This Multi-Pocket Page was super-easy to make…just slip your 4×6 photos and your choice of Slide-in cards into the pockets of the 12 x 12 Multi-pocket Page Protector and you’re done, with no adhesive required!


But you can easily add a little colour or pattern to your pages like I did! To add strips of paper to the sides of the Multi-Pocket Page, carefully slice an opening along the top edge of the sides to create an opening. Cut a strip measuring 3/4″ (for the slot nearest to the strap hinge openings) and one measuring 1/2″ for the slot on the outside edge of the page. Slide the paper strips down into the pockets for a little extra pizazz without a lot of extra work!


Decorative Pages are a little more work, but OH!, are they worth it! I used a favorite sketch that I’ve used before, and it’s always fun to see how different the finished layouts look! I used 2 sheets of White Solid Cardstock for the base of the layout (I will slip the layout into a Large Single Pocket Pages inside my album to protect them) and the Achievements Paper Pack, Sticker Pack and Embellishments to provide the neutral but formal accents I was after.


I made a journalling box using the lined paper from the Achievements Paper pack and cutting one edge with the new Crown Border Maker Cartridge to make it look like notebook paper. I also created three embellishment clusters by layering the Achievement papers, stickers and the die-cut embellishments. Popping the die cuts off the page with a Foam Square provides dimension, and adding dashes of faux-stitching with the Gold Metallic Pen adds the finishing touch.


As you can see, no matter what your style of scrapbooking is, or how much time you have, you can depend on Creative Memories products to help you create gorgeous pages that tell your story, your way!

What’s your favourite scrapping style?

Noreen Smith

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