Hi friends! Noreen from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com here, and I’m so excited that Summer has actually arrived in the Northern hemisphere! To celebrate, Creative Memories has released a fantastic summer collection called Citrus Summer! It’s full of saturated summer colors and delicious patterns, images, and icons and I knew it would be just perfect to use with some photos of my boys and me at the water park from a few summers ago.  Citrus Summer Collection by Creative Memories I love the look of a word-art cut-file, so I created one to share with all of you who visit the Creative Scrapbooker Blog!  The “Summer Fun!” cut-file is available for FREE in the shop on my own Blog, or on the Free Projects Tab of the Creative Scrapbooker website! Just download the zipped file to your computer and extract the cut-file image in JPG, PNG and SVG file formats. Then, follow the instructions for your electronic cutting machine (Cricut, Silhouette, Brother ScanNCut etc.) to cut the word-art to whatever size you need, and from whatever solid or patterned paper you like! Free Summer Cut file by Noreen Smith  For my own Summer Fun! Layout, I started with a 12” x 12” piece of Red Cardstock as the base. I cut a 9” x 11” rectangle of the blue bathing beauties paper with the 12” Trimmer and the Wave Blade and layered it on top, placing it on a bit of an angle.
Then I cut the Summer Fun! image from White Cardstock at 9” high on my Cricut machine. The great thing about this cut-file is that when you pull it off the cutting mat, the “leftovers” are letters that you can actually use! It’s like getting two titles in one cut!  Summer Cut File cut out of Citrus Summer collection by Creative MemoriesAfter removing it from the cutting mat, I backed the Summer Fun! die cut with a variety of the bright papers from the Citrus Summer Paper Pack. I used the Repositionable Adhesive which works so well on more detailed projects like these, and then placed the whole thing on top of the bathing beauties paper.
I trimmed the three photos of my boys and me to 3.5” x 3.5” and matted them onto more White Cardstock. Then I mounted them onto the layout with Foam Squares so they would really stand up and out from the background.
I completed the page by adding a few of the super-cute Citrus Summer Stickers and just a bit of journaling written with my Black Dual-Tip Pen. Easy, fast and SO much fun! Scrapbook Layout featuring Citrus Summer collection by Creative MemoriesHere are a couple of details… Details of Scrapbook Layout featuring Citrus Summer collection by Creative MemoriesI love looking back on all the fun my boys and I have had in previous summers, and I can’t wait to see what this summer brings. I hope you have fun documenting all your summer fun!

If you are looking for more inspiration this summer, I invite you to check out my online Summer Scrap Camp which begins next week! There will be 10 fun challenges, one each week from June 28th through to August 30th. This is one Summer Camp you don’t want to miss…you can see all the details and register in the OCM Classroom.

All Creative Memories products featured in these projects are available in Canada on my CM website, and you can find CM advisors in the US and other countries by using the Advisor Lookup feature. Please drop by my blogFacebook group, YouTube Channel or my Instagram feed for more ideas and inspiration – I create layout sketches, cards and other projects which showcase Creative Memories products & tools on a regular basis.

Happy Scrapping!

Noreen Smith | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
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