December 2021 Power Hour Scrapbook Virtual Class

The December 2021 Power Hour class features two adorable scrapbook layouts!

Tessa’s layout features the classic Picket Fence Border Maker Cartridge that comes standard with every Creative Memories Border Maker System. This oldie, but goodie, BMC doesn’t always get the love it deserves and we delight in showing ways to use it in our classes. Picket Fence is an Edge-style BMC, which means it punches a decorative edge that stays attached to the main body of the paper.

Meggan’s layout, on the other hand, showcases Climbing Vine Border Maker Cartridge, a Chain-style BMC, which means it punches a border that separates from the paper.

Tessa’s Layout

Tessa’s two page scrapbook layout features papers from the Holidazzle Collection (retired).
For her class demo layout, Tessa used the Blue & Gold paper pack along with Basalt and Lichen cardstock from a recent Creative Memories Paper Buffet.

Meggan’s Layout

Meggan’s single page scrapbook layout features the Spring Cottage collection and the (retired) Climbing Vine BMC.
Meggan used the Candy Cane Lane collection with the Quilted Circles Border Punch for the class demo layout.

Layout Instructions

The December 2021 Power Hour directions are now available in our shop: December 2021 Power Hour

Class Video

The December 2021 Power Hour recording includes a Q&A session with Tessa & Meggan at the end of class.

November 2021 Power Hour Scrapbook Virtual Class

The November 2021 Power Hour class featured two 2-page layouts with emphasis on quick designs and lots of photos!

Tessa and I each used a T-Ruler when assembling our layouts – this tool allows us to easily line up page elements to ensure a strait line! We recommend the Westcott T-Ruler on Amazon (affiliate link.)

We also briefly chatted about home printing. Home photo printers are a great item to put on your holiday wish list. Here are the two we recommend considering, both available on Amazon.

Canon Selphy 1300

Epson PictureMate PM 400

Tessa’s Layout

Tessa’s layout features background papers from the (retired) Evergreen Mix & Match and (retired) Fanatics collections.

Meggan’s Layout

Meggan’s layout features papers from the Snowbound collection. The punch is the (retired) Winter Vine Border Punch.

Class PDF

The November 2021 Power Hour directions are available now in our shop: November 2021 Power Hour

Class Video

Jumbo CCS Remnants = Page Perfection

I really don’t like to throw away paper – I know I give Tessa a hard time about show often she cuts up those little remnants to make tiny photo corners and other page accents to use in her scrapbook layouts, but my secret habit is how much effort I spend to keep the Creative Memories Jumbo CCS Pattern page remnants in useable condition. I just never know when I may need one!

I created these two scrapbook pages for Creative Life Scrapbooking using remnants of the Simple Frame CCS Pattern and the Jumbo Circle. For instructions, please see the CLS Facebook page.

This example uses the Creative Memories Jumbo Simple Frame Custom Cutting System Pattern with the Seaside Collection

Stitching detail and Seaside embellishments and stickers complete the layout design. It’s all set to add photos!

A quick snip of the scissors and folding of the flaps allows more of the photos to be shown.

This scrapbook layout sample uses the Creative Memories Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern and the Sparks of Magic Collection

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October 2021 Power Hour Virtual Scrapbook Class

It’s hard to believe it’s been one year since we started our Power Hour scrapbooking classes. It’s been an wild ride and we are so thankful for for all who have joined our classes live or watched them on replay. Your support has been amazing!

For the October 2021 Power Hour, we circled back to where we started last October – with Halloween themed layouts. Last year we had a wicked time with Creative Memories’ Wicked Cute collection and this year is all about Halloween fun with Full Moon Fun.


Our Power Hour class is focused on creating versatile layouts with the core tools from Creative Memories. For this month we use the following tools:

  • 12″ Trimmer
  • 13×13 Cutting Mat
  • Adhesives (Repositionable & Permanent)
  • Scissors
  • Creative Memories Border Maker System with chain-style Border Maker Cartridge

Our samples are made with the Full Moon Fun collection, but you can use any combination of papers and cardstock that work with your photos. You will want to add in other decorative elements as desired!

Layout Directions

Printable PDF directions are available in our store: October 2021 Power Hour

Tessa’s Layout

Meggan’s Layout

Class Recording

September 2021 Power Hour Scrapbook Class

One of the best parts of the Power Hour scrapbook classes is the sharing that happens in our Facebook group after class! Dozens of examples flood the page within hours of the class ending and we are always blown away by the creativity! After the September class, attendees showed us how well our single page layouts could be paired together to create a two page layout and the results were stunning!

Scrapbook Class Supplies

  • 12″ Trimmer
  • 13×13″ Cutting Mat
  • Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Template
  • Custom Cutting System Blades
  • Hello Autumn Journal Template (2020)
  • Dual-tip or Dot-Tip Journal Pens
  • Adhesives


The directions for the September Power Hour can be found in our shop.

Tessa’s Layout

Tessa hacked the retired page template from old Creative Memories, showing us how easy it is to mix and match up to 6 photos or papers on a layout. The clean lines of this design make it a classic and Tessa’s measurements will allow you to cut your papers and photos with confidence.

Featured Collection – Hello Autumn (2020)

Scrapbook layout using creative memories page template
two page scrapbook layout featuring creative memories page template

Meggan’s Layout

This layout highlights that you do not need to cut a full 12×12″ piece of paper when using Creative Memories’ Jumbo CCS Patterns. The layout showcases the Jumbo Circle Pattern but could be done with any other of the Jumbo CCS shapes.

Featured Collection – Outta This World (2021)

Single page scrapbook layout using creative memories jumbo circle custom cutting system template
Single page scrapbook layout using creative memories jumbo circle custom cutting system template and the outta this world collection

Class Recording

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Scrapbook Class – August 2021 Power Hour

Our August Power Hour scrapbook class was a continuation of our overall summer theme – quick, easy, VERSATILE layouts that will have you making pages and progress with plenty of time left over to enjoy the summer days.

Class Supplies

  • 12″ Trimmer
  • 13 x 13″ Cutting Mat
  • Ovals Custom Cutting System Patterns
  • Custom Cutting System Blades
  • Scissors
  • T-Square Ruler
  • Adhesive

Tessa’s Layout

Tessa shared how to make an L cut and use border stickers to make a fun two page layout. She demonstrated how to use the T-Square ruler to help line up borders and photos.

Featured Collections – Black & White (2018) and old Creative Memories border stickers

two page scrapbook layout by tessa chapple with creative memories supplies for power hour august 2021 scrapbook class

Meggan’s Layout

A simple color block background but adding detail with some angle cuts!

Featured Collection – Better Together (2020)

two page scrapbook layout by meggan jacks from august 2021 scrapbook power hour class made with creative memories products

Class Recording