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family milestonesWhen Creative Memories, as we knew it, was still around, they had a blog post about how to make a Family Milestones Metal Panel. I made one back then and knew that as soon as my sister-in-law saw it, she would want one for her family (and I was right!). In fact, almost everyone who comes to our home and sees it on the foyer table, wants one. Thankfully, a fellow scrapbooker still had the instructions and I’ve been able to basically recreate it. Panstoria sells metal panels but CVS’s panel, although only available in 8 x 10, is less expensive and the quality is just as good as what I ordered from Creative Memories.

To make it in Artisan, first install the two fonts that are used: Jellyka Delicious Cake and Twenty12. The two templates here are for element placement only. You’ll still need to add a shabby-style frame and a swirl pattern. Select from 8.5 x 11 (pink background) and 8 x 10 (light blue background). Once you’ve arranged it all just right, group the elements together (except for the light blue or pink background), save as a jpeg, upload and order. I cannot post links to the templates here so let me know and I’ll send them by email.

Family Milestones 8 x 10Family Milestones 8.5 x 11