On the 9th Day of Cropping…

On the 9th Day of Cropping, Creative Memories gave to me an idea using nine photographs…

Martha shares with us how to create a layout using nine photos, both as individual gifts or one giant gift.

Layout created by Martha Murray- Advisor

To create this layout, you will need:

Use the pink patterned paper as the base for this layout.

Photo sizes are as follows reading from left to right, top to bottom:

  • 2-1/2 x 3-1/4, 2-1/4 x 3-1/4, 3-1/4 x 3-1/4
  • 2-1/4 x 3-1/4, 3-1/4 x 3-1/4, 2-1/2 x 3-1/4
  • 3-1/4 x 2-3/4, 3-1/4 x 2-1/2, 3-1/4 x 2-2/4

All Cardstock mats should be 1/2” larger than the photo sizes.

Use scraps from the sugarplum designer paper to “decorate” the packages.  Cut 1/2” strips to use as the “ribbon” and punched poinsettias, holly borders and used the scissors to cut out the parts to use as the bows.

Using the 12-Inch Straight Trimmer, cut a 1 1/4” strip form the Navy Cardstock to use as the border on the right side.

Add presents from the Sugarplum Embellishments to a few of the presents as journaling boxes.

Adhere all pieces to the base as shown.


Layout created by Martha Murray- Advisor

To create this layout, you will need:

Use the gold patterned paper from the Sugarplum collection for your base.

Cut a 10″ x 10″ square from the Eggplant Cardstock and round the corners with the Corner Rounder.

Using the Straight Trimmer cut 2 strips to measure 3/4” x 12” from the lavender pattern paper.  Adhere these to the square as shown, wrapping the excess around to the back.

All pictures are 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”.  Adhere to square leaving 3/4″ border all around pictures.

Cut a 1-1/4” x 12” strip from the Navy Cardstock and adhere one of the “borders” cut from the Sugarplum Collection.

Adhere all of these pieces as shown to the base layer.

Next it is time to put on the bow to your package…punch out several poinsettias from the patterned papers and a few from the Evergreen Cardstock, adhere to the top of your package.

Using the 12” Decorative Trimmer, cut two 3/4” x 12 “ strips from the same lavender paper as the previous ribbon and one from the Evergreen Cardstock.

Cut these in half, cutting a “v” in the end of the ribbon and slide under the 2 corner photos and the bow.

Add a Sugarplum tag, and call it a page complete!

Share your projects with us on social media using #CM12DaysofCropping.

Happy Creating!

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