Usually, we use the Original Border Maker System from Creative Memories to punch straight borders. But with some of the border maker cartridges, we can also punch square corners. I love how this technique works with the current Home Sweet Home and Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridges!
I used papers, stickers and embellishments from the Welcome Home Collection and also embellishments from the White Rose Embellishments for my first example. I punched the corners of an 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ piece of Hot Fudge Cardstock using the Original Border Maker System with the Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge.
For my second example, I used paper, variety mats, stickers and embellishments from the Serene Waters Collection and the Original Border Maker System with the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge. I punched the corners of a 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ piece of Navy Cardstock.
You can also punch all four sides of a square piece of paper using the Rolling Sails and Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge. As these cartridges have a 1″ pattern repeat, make sure to use a piece of paper that’s in a 1″ increment, such as 12″ x 12″, 11″ x 11″, etc. My example below was punched on an 11″ x 11″ piece of cardstock.
Please note that this technique does not work for all of the border maker cartridges. Please watch my YouTube video for a demonstration using other cartridges. I also show an alternative technique that works with some cartridges.
Hello! Today I used two of my current favorite Creative Memories tools to create a beautiful layout. This layout features a double-edge punched frame. I punched the outside of my frame with the Damask Flourish Frame Punch and punched the inside of my frame with the Original Border Maker System and Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge. I LOVE how these two punched patterns look together!
I punched the outside edge of a piece of 12″ x 12″ designer paper with the Damask Flourish Frame Punch. After punching the frame, I cut out the center of the paper leaving a 2-1/2″ hollow frame. I folded the frame on the diagonal and punched the inside edge of the frame with the Original Border Maker System and Flourish Vine Border Cartridge.
I finished the layout with photo mats cut from Black Shimmer Cardstock and Silver and Gold Foiled Layered Embellishments. The paper is from the Shades of Silver and Gold Paper pack.
Hello! I hope your new year is off to a great start! I’m back with my monthly technique layout and challenge. Please use this technique to create a layout and share it with me in the appropriate album in Karyn’s Croppers on Facebook for an entry into my monthly door prize drawing!
I used the Damask Flourish Frame Punch from Creative Memories to create this beautiful multi-colored border. I punched borders from 4 different coordinating sheets of designer paper, cut the borders apart and reconstructed the pieces to create the bottom border on my layout. I love how the pretty pieces pop on the White Lined Paper that I used for the background. I also love the subtle chevron pattern that was created by the narrow spaces between the pieces.
For my layout, I used paper from the Vivid Melodies Collection from Creative Memories. Vivid Melodies is comprised of 4 paper packs that all coordinate with each other. The Capris Blue, Butterscotch, Jazzberry and Lime Tart Paper packs contain sheets of designer papers with the same patterns but in different colors. The colors are of the same tone, so they mix and match beautifully. There are also coordinating embellishments and stickers for the Vivid Melodies Collection.
After I photographed my layout, I looked at it upside down and decided that I might prefer the larger border at the top of the page. What do you think? Do you like the bigger border at the top or bottom? It’s certainly beautiful both ways!
You may purchase all of the materials and the Damask Flourish Frame Punch through my Creative Memories website link. I appreciate your purchases and offer a generous Customer Rewards Program that is starting new for 2023.
It’s also time to register for our up-coming Creative Life Scrapbooking PJ Party Virtual Crop on January 27th. The live Zoom sessions will be recorded, and we furnish printable handouts. So you can create our layouts at your leisure if you can’t crop along on the 27th. We’ll have a private Facebook group for the event where 100s of examples of our layouts will be shared for added inspiration. You’ll receive instructions for 7 double-page layouts that feature multiple photos and are versatile for easy substitution of tools and materials. There are no special supplies to purchase. Just use your stash! For more info and to register, please see our website at www.creativelifescrapbooking.com. (The discounted Combo will be available through the end of the month.)
Ho, Ho, Ho! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As a little holiday gift to you, I’m sharing this cute Quilted Santa Layout idea. This layout will be perfect for photos of my granddaughters’ visit with Santa this year!
I used papers from the Seasonal Sightings Collection and the Totally Tonal Christmas Papers from Creative Memories.
To Create My Layout:
1. Cut a 1″ hollow frame from Cranberry Cardstock. 2. Cut 2 pieces of designer paper to 11-1/2″ x 6″. Adhere to the frame. Add a sticker strip to the seam of the pieces. 3. To create Santa, cut a variety of 1″ squares. Cut some in half on the diagonal. See photo. 4. Adhere squares to layout to create Santa. See photo. Add small faux stitching with Black Dual-Tip Pen to the squares. 5. Use the Custom Cutting System with smallest Circle Pattern and Blue Blade on the inside edge to cut two circles. Use one for Santa’s hat and the other for his nose. Add faux stitching to the hat circle. Adhere both with Foam Squares. 6. Draw Santa’s eyes and eyebrows with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. 7. Cut photo mats from Cranberry Cardstock: (1) 6″ x 4″ and (2) 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″. 8. Cut journaling mats from White Cardstock: (3) 6″ x 1/2″ and (5) 3-1/2″ x 1/2″. Add faux stitching with Black Dual-Tip Pen. 9. Add title with White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers.
Today I’m sharing some new versions of a layout that I first created for the Creative Memories Blog last year. My original layout featured the Diagonal Plaid Border Punch and Blue & Gold Collection. I created a similar version for myself using these same supplies and also two new versions of the layout.
The Diagonal Plaid Border Punch and Blue & Gold Collection were exclusive items from CM’s Black Friday Promotion last year. CM recently released the Diagonal Plaid Border Punch for purchase during December Deals, and it quickly sold out.
Creative Memories is currently running a December Deals offering of discounted and exclusive items for sale. New items will be added to December Deals at noon CT on December 9th and 12th, so make sure to check out our website often for new exclusive items and new discounted items. Please note that some items sell out quickly.
I used our Polar Lights winter collection, new Baby Blue Cardstock, and the Rainbow Ripple Border Punch to create my second layout using the same technique. You’ll find the Rainbow Ripple Border Punch in December Deals. It’s an exclusive item that is now available.
For my third version of this layout, I used the Totally Tonal Christmas Paper and a combination of the Diagonal Plaid and Rainbow Ripple Border Punches. To create this layout, use a sheet of White Cardstock as your base. Cut (3) 12″ x 3″ strips from three different papers and adhere to the center of the layout. Use the Diagonal Plaid and Rainbow Ripple Border Punches to punch three borders from Cranberry Cardstock and adhere to the bottoms of the strips. Cut (2) 12″ x 1/4″ strips from Cranberry Cardstock and adhere to the top and bottom of the striped panel. Add photos, embellishments/stickers and a journaling box.
Please see my YouTube channel for a video demonstration and some scrapbooking tips. (Make sure to subscribe!)
Don’t forget to add some Creative Memories items to your Christmas Wish List this year! I would love to help your friends and family shop for you. I also offer Gift Certificates that can be used to shop through my CM website link. Please contact me for info.
If you love my layouts, you might be interested in some up-coming events of mine.
For my November Technique Challenge and Layout, I used a layout that I created for the Creative Memories Blog back in September. It’s an easy quilt technique that results in a great scrapbook page that can look different depending upon the materials that you use.
Below is the layout that I created for Creative Memories. I used the Shades of Polar Lights Paper and Polar Lights Embellishments for this layout. For written instructions, please see the CM Blog.
I used the same technique to create a new layout using the Party Time Collection from Creative Memories. I love how this looks and know that I will use it again to create more layouts. For a video demo, please see my YouTube channel.
I would LOVE to see your version of this layout! Please use the technique to create a layout and share your photo in my Facebook group for an entry into my November Door Prize Drawing. It’s going to be great to see many different versions of this layout created with many different materials!
CM is celebrating its birthday week with a Birthday Celebration Promo! With a $75 purchase, you’ll receive a free exclusive Elements Border Maker Cartridge and digital download of a Border Sketch Book. Please note that promo ends at noon CT on November 4th and that the freebies may run out before the end of the promo. Stay tuned for CM’s popular Black Friday Promotion later this month.
I love creating scrapbook layouts and sharing them with you here! But I also share layouts on Facebook through a group called Creative Life Scrapbooking. Creative Life Scrapbooking is a group of 7 Creative Memories advisors who are passionate about CM products and share twice a week with ideas for using CM’s tools and materials. We also host quarterly virtual crops called PJ Parties. Our next PJ Party is November 4th. If you can’t participate on Zoom with us, you can still register to receive access to the recorded videos and printable layout instructions. To learn more and to register for the PJ Party, please see our website. We also offer printable Idea Books and access to past PJ Parties on our website.
I used the Original Border Maker System with the Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge to create a spooky layout and a sweet layout. Below is my spooky cute Halloween layout that I created with the Happy Hauntings Collection from CM and shared with Creative Life Scrapbooking today.
I used CM’s Original Border Maker System with the new Bats & Stars, Home Sweet Home and Ghost Chain (retired) Border Maker Cartridges to create a spooky street border for the top of the layout. I added some fun shadows and cobwebs with our White Chalk Pen. Further down the page, I used the new Spider Web Frame Punch to create individual spider webs to adorn the layout. For step-by-step instructions, please see my original Facebook post.
A few weeks ago, I created this super sweet layout using the Original Border Maker System and Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge and also shared it with Creative Life Scrapbooking.
I used the housing unit of the Original Border Maker System as a hand-held punch and punched around the outside edge of circle. The houses came to life with a little work with a Micro-Tip Black Pen. I added a few other pieces from a variety of CM punches and border maker cartridges to create a super sweet street scene.
If you would like to purchase any of the tools or materials that I used for these layouts, I would appreciate your orders through my Creative Memories website. I also offer a generous Customer Rewards Program.
Today I’m sharing two layouts that I created with the Maple Leaf Recipe Template from Creative Memories. The recipe templates are so versatile and can be used to create many different patterns and layouts. For my layouts, I selected not to use the diagonal sections around the outside of the template but rather just the center leaf.
For my first layout, I used the Croptoberfest 2022 Project Recipe Kit and 2022 Croptoberfest Mini Pack Embellishments. If you love these materials, please consider joining me for my Virtual Croptoberfest Workshop on October 15th. We’ll be live on Zoom, but the page classes will be recorded, and I’ll provide printable handouts for the 6 exclusive original layouts that I’ve designed for this event. Please click here to register now.
I used the Maple Leaf Recipe Template to trace my large leaves, and I used the Custom Cutting System with Oval Patterns to create my fun acorns. I used the Pure Brown Dual-Tip Pen to ink the edges of all of the paper pieces of this layout.
For detailed instructions and a step-by-step demonstration on how to create the acorns and this layout, please view my video on YouTube.
Please share your version of this layout to my Facebook group, Karyn’s Croppers for an entry into my October Door Prize.
I created and shared my second layout with Creative Life Scrapbooking on Facebook. For this layout, I used the Maple Leaf Recipe Template and the new Golden Harvest Collection from Creative Memories. This is a gorgeous fall collection with beautiful, foiled embellishments and fun layered border embellishments. For instructions to create this layout, please see my original post to Creative Life Scrapbooking.
All of the tools and materials that I used are available to purchase through my Creative Memories website link. I appreciate all of your orders and offer a generous Customer Rewards Program.
Today I’m revisiting an old layout that I shared here a few years ago. I’ve created a demonstration video, and I’m using this technique for my monthly Technique Tuesday layout and challenge. I challenge all of you to use this technique to create a layout and share a photo of your layout into my #TechniqueTue 30 Album in Karyn’s Croppers on Facebook.
For this layout, I used the lovely Serene Waters Collection and paired it with Dark Sea Green Cardstock. I used the 12″ Decorative Trimmer to cut my photos and paper pieces and added border pieces that I punched with the Friendly Fish Border Punch. I finished the layout by adding some stickers, embellishments and pen details. All tools and materials are from Creative Memories.
Now is a great time to make a purchase as Creative Memories is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of $80US until noon CT on September 9th.
To create my layout, you’ll need:
(2) 12″ x 12″ sheets of tonal paper for your background (2) 10-1/4″ x 9-3/4″ pieces of Dark Sea Green Cardstock (2) 1-1/2″ x 6″ pieces of designer paper (2) 1″ x 4″ pieces of designer paper (2) 2-1/2″ x 4″ pieces of designer paper (2) 6″ x 4″ photos (4) 4″ x 6″ photos 12″ Trimmer 12″ Decorative Trimmer Friendly Fish Border Punch Repositionable Tape Runner Foam Squares Dual-Tip Pen
As I’m cleaning my scrapping space and getting ready to create fall and Croptoberfest layouts, I came across these travel layouts that I created earlier in the year. They would be great for photos of your summer travels!
But before we look at the layouts, I wanted to remind you about the FREE SHIPPING promotion that Creative Memories is offering now through noon CT on September 9th. With orders of $80+US, you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING. You may wish to order our new Golden Harvest fall collection and Croptoberfest materials that were introduced on Monday along with some new tools.
You might also be interested in joining me for my Virtual Croptoberfest Workshop on Saturday, October 15th. I’ll be using the Essential Customer Croptoberfest Bundle and the new Autumn Leaves Border Punch to create some of my exclusive layouts. These layouts are for personal use, and I’ll only share them with the workshop participants. If you can’t crop along on October 15th, you can still join the event to have access to my instructional videos and printable handouts. Click here for more information and to register.
I used the Wanderlust Collection and the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge and the Custom Cutting System with the Jumbo Circle Pattern to create the layout above. There are some great sheets of paper in the Wanderlust collection, and I absolutely adore the stickers and embellishments!
To create my layout: 1. Cut a 1″ hollow frame from a sheet of White Cardstock. Cut a sheet of designer paper to 11-1/2″ x 11- 1/2″ and adhere to the hollow frame. 2. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from White Cardstock. Cut off of the cardstock at 1-1/8″. Adhere the border as shown and adhere two 1/4″ x 12″ strips of Crimson Cardstock to each edge. (Please note that CM will be retiring this color along with a few others as it introduces new shades to our cardstock line.See below for more information.) 3. Cut photo mats from White Cardstock that measure: 5-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ and 4-3/4″ x 4-1/4″. Crop photos to fit. Use the Custom Cutting System with the smallest Circle Pattern and Green Blade on the outside edge to cut a mat from White Cardstock. Use the Red Blade on the outside edge to cut a photo. 4. Cut a 5″ x 12″ piece from the word print paper. Arrange the paper piece on the bottom right of the Cutting Mat. Position the Jumbo Circle Pattern so that the inside edge is at the 9″ mark on the right of the mat and at the 5-1/2″ line on the left of the mat. See photo. Use the Red Blade on the inside edge to cut a curve. 5. Keeping the piece on the bottom right corner of the mat, position the Jumbo Circle Pattern so the outside edge is 8-1/8″ on the right and 4″ on the left. See photo. Use the Red Blade on the outside edge to cut a curve. 6. Adhere the curved “road” piece to the bottom right of the designer paper. Adhere photos as shown. 7. Use the Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Blue and Red Blades on the inside edge to cut a curved piece. Cut with the Blue Blade first and without moving the pattern, cut again with the Red Blade. Cut the piece apart into three segments and adhere as shown.
8. Add stickers and embellishments.
I created the layout and the border below for Creative Memories. The layout on the left was published in the 2022 Exclusive NSD Sketch Booklet. The booklet featured a photo of the completed layout along with a sketch of the layout. My border was on the right page was published on the CM Blog on February 8, 2022. Please see the CM Blog post for instructions to create the border.
Below are step-by-step instructions for the layout on the left side.
1. Cut White Cardstock to 10-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ and adhere to the camera designer paper. 2. Use the 12-Inch Decorative Trimmer on the wavy side to cut What a View Paper to 2-3/4″. Trim the strip to 10-1/4″ taking off equal amounts from both sides of the strip. 3. Use the 12-Inch Decorative Trimmer on the wavy side to cut What a View Paper into a 1″ strip. Trim the strip to 10-1/4″ taking off equal amounts from both sides of the strip. 4. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrow Border Maker Cartridge to punch the reverse side of the What a View Paper. Use the 12-Inch Decorative Trimmer to cut off of the paper at 1- 1/2″. 5. Repeat Step 4. but cut the second border off at 1-3/8″. 6. Trim the two border strips to 10-1/4″ taking off equal amounts from both sides of the strips. Make sure that the wavy edges match with the wavy edges of the strips from Steps 2 and 3. 7. Crop photos to 6″ x 3-1/2″ and 4″ x 3-1/2″. 8. Position and adhere all of the strips and the photos onto the White Cardstock square leaving about a ¼” in-between the designer paper strips. 9. Add embellishments and stickers with Foam Squares. 10. Add journaling to the wavy spaces.
I created my last layout for #BorderMakerMonday with Creative Life Scrapbooking. When I first saw the new Sunshine Arches BMC, I saw WHEELS – bicycle wheels, tractor wheels, monster truck wheels, ATV wheels, etc. It inspired me to create another travel layout also using the Wanderlust Collection.
I’ll be creating and sharing more layouts with our newest collections soon. I hope that you can join me for my Virtual Croptoberfest Workshop. For information and to register, please click here.
Don’t forget thatFREE SHIPPING ends on noon CT on September 9th. I appreciate your orders and offer a generous Customer Rewards Program. You can purchase all of the materials and tools that I used through my CM website link.
Creative Memories is adding new colors to our Cardstock line and also retiring a few colors. It is also moving to a uniform cardstock weight of 60lb. Please see below for a chart of colors and dates.