Scrapbooking with Tutti Frutti: Here’s the Scoop!

Scrapbooking is a fun and creative way to preserve memories. Today we’re highlighting the techniques that we used in creating this delightful “Here’s the scoop!” page.

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This bright and fun, summer themed page came together with scraps of paper, stickers, and a shaker window that is easier to assemble than it might look. Let’s start by talking about the base page and build our way up from there.

Our base page is a 12″ x 12″ patterned paper from the Tutti Frutti collection. Layered on top of that patterned paper, creating a framed canvas for us to work on, is an 11″ x 11″ piece of Capri cardstock and a 10¾” x 10¾” piece of White Daisy cardstock. Both of these sheets are included in the Tutti Frutti coordinating cardstock.

Choosing the right colors and designs for a scrapbook page couldn’t be simpler than when you are working with one of our paper collections, where all of that coordinating work has already been done for you. Our patterned papers, cardstock, and embellishments are designed and paired together so you can focus on the more important part of scrapbooking—telling and preserving your story.

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The paper pieced background we built for this scrapbook page is a great way to use a lot of different colors and patterns together. It’s a great idea for any project where you just have too many favorite designs to choose from or you have scraps left over from other projects. All of the strips we used are different lengths, but they’ve all been made the same width (ours are ½” wide). When attaching the strips, we made a point of not lining up the breaks, much like a brick or tiled wall. Working with ½” wide strips also opens the option of incorporating zip strips into the design. (Zip strips are the ½” additional accent paper along the top of each sheet of patterned paper.)

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As you build a background like this one, add some visual movement by not completing all of the rows of paper strips along the top or bottom, and from opposite sides. Notice how we started the top rows along the right side of the page and the bottom rows along the left side of the page. As we scan the page from left to right (the way the eye naturally looks at these types of things), our eyes are drawn to the bottom left, guided to the journaling, and then to the photo.

Our eyes will naturally rest on the photo because it’s matted on a solid cardstock color, giving our brains a chance to take a break from the more active elements of the page.

The circle shaker window is one of those active elements on this page that helps draws attention to the photo. A shaker window was an easy way to include a layer of playfulness that our theme called for. And the truth is, with the right set of materials, shaker windows are not hard to make, at all!

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Here’s what you need:

Circle Shaker Window Thin Cuts
Circle Shaker Window Foam + Acetate
Patterned paper or cardstock for the base and frame (we used Lemonade and Mint cardstock)
Filling of your choice (we used Tutti Frutti mini shapes and Silver loose sequins)

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Assembling a shaker window:

1.   Die cut a base and frame out of paper, using the shaker window dies.

2.   Carefully pull the circle foam tape off the backing sheet it comes on and attach it to the perimeter of your paper base.

3.   Add your choice of filling to the center of your base. Don’t add too much, so there is enough room for movement once the shaker is complete.

4.   Expose the adhesive on the top of the circle foam tape  and attach the circle acetate.

5.   Complete the window by adding the die cut frame, covering the foam tape.

6.   Attach the shaker window to your project!

While you may be channeling your inner artist to create scrapbook pages, remember that it doesn’t have to be difficult!  Just take one scoop of whimsy, one scoop of coordinating products, and you’ve got a recipe for enough creative fun to help you accomplish the most important part of all: preserving your memories!


Recipe:

12″ x 12″ Here’s the Scoop Page
X7281S Tutti Frutti Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, X7281C Tutti Frutti Coordinating Cardstock, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, X7281E Tutti Frutti Mini Shapes, Z3274 Clear Sparkles, Z3801 Flamingo Shimmer Trim, Z4213 Silver Embellishing Thread, Z4309 Circle Shaker Window Thin Cuts, Z4310 Circle Shaker Window Foam + Acetate, Z3224 Small Round Waterbrush, Z341 Glue Dots® Mini Dots, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

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S’more Party Ideas

Create a s'mores bar for your next party! #ctmh #closetomyheart #partyideas #dessertideas #easypartyideas #s'mores

Looking for a quick dessert for your summertime parties? We’ve got you covered with this fun s’mores bar!

Create a s'mores bar for your next party! #ctmh #closetomyheart #partyideas #dessertideas #easypartyideas #s'mores

Nothing beats the smell of roasting marshmallows on a warm summer night, and if you don’t have a fire pit in your backyard, this is the perfect solution!

Simply purchase some Sternos (what you put under buffet food to keep it warm), and place them in a metal tin with some pebbles. Then your guests can roast their own marshmallows with wooden skewers.

There are a few great things about a s’mores bar:

  • You don’t have to actually make a dessert
  • You can customize your bar however you want with different marshmallows and chocolates
  • Your guests can eat dessert however and whenever they want!

It’s a win-win for everyone!

Create a s'mores bar for your next party! #ctmh #closetomyheart #partyideas #dessertideas #easypartyideas #s'mores

And of course we’ve got great ideas for dressing up your treat table, too! Create some cute cards to label your chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows. Here, we used some stickers from the Magical Complements to give the cards a little something extra.

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And no party décor is complete without a banner. This one is strung up in a picture frame to let guests know they can help themselves to seconds (and thirds!).

No matter what type of event you’ve got going on, adding a s’mores bar is a great way to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Now we want to hear your ideas! How would you customize your s’mores bar? Tell us in the comments below.

Recipes

Have S’more Banner
X7209B Magical Paper Packet, X5770 Glacier Cardstock, 1386 Black Cardstock, Z1375 Kraft Cardstock, X7209C Magical Complements, Z3216 White Twine, Z3089 Grey Enamel Gems, Z3170 Cricut® Artiste Collection, Z3171 Cricut® Artbooking Collection

Cricut® Shapes*:
Artiste
1 ½” Shift <font> “HAVE S’MORE”

Artbooking
2 ½” Decorative Layer <Banner4> (p. 49)

Cards
1386 Black Cardstock, Z1375 Kraft Cardstock, X7209C Magical Complements, Z3216 White Twine, Z3089 Grey Enamel Gems, Z3167 Cricut® Artistry Collection

Cricut® Shapes*:
Artistry
1″ Shift <font> “CHOCOLATE, MALLOWS, GRAHAMS” (use Slice feature in Cricut® Design Space™)

Room for S’more Frame
E1033 My Acrylix® Inked Alphabet, B1484 My Acrylix® Jennifer’s Hand, Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, 1385 White Daisy, Z1375 Kraft Cardstock, X7209C Magical Complements, Z3089 Grey Enamel Gems, Frame

*Created in Cricut Design Space™. Use Real Dial Size setting if not using Design Space.

All these products are available through one of our Independent Consultants. To find a Consultant near you, visit closetomyheart.com and click on “Find a Consultant” in the top right corner of the page.

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