To make room in our product line for lots of great new products, Creative Memories has recently discontinued several popular product collections. These items have been moved to the Going Gone section of our website and are only available while supplies last.
I would also like to remind everyone that our border maker cartridges and stand alone punches are ordered and stocked in a limited quantity and will not be replaced when they sell out. So if you really like a border cartridge or a punch, it’s best to order it as soon as possible.
Today, I’m sharing page layouts that I made with a variety of retiring products. The first layout is made with our Hello Baby Embellishments and Hello Baby Girl Paper Pack and Stickers. I cut strips to 5/8″ wide and wove them together. This technique worked great with the arrow designs on the printed paper.
My second page is a different take on the striped jumbo heart that I featured in my last blog post. Instead of stripes, I cut squares into triangles to make a patchwork heart. The cute prints and stickers are from our A Year to Remember Part 2 Paper Pack and Stickers. The background paper is a sheet from a sold-out paper pack, but the wood print paper from our Hello Baby Boy Paper Pack would be a nice substitution. The title card is from our Natural Elegance Variety Mat Pack.
To make the jumbo heart featured above, fold a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock (any color) in half. Sketch half of a heart on the fold line and cut it out. Cut a variety of 2″ squares and cut them in half on the diagonal. Adhere the triangle pieces onto the heart piece leaving a lot of over-hang on the edge pieces. Be mindful of the pattern as you assemble. I found it helpful to lay out all of the pieces first before adhering them. After adhering, cut off the over-hang.
My next layout has quite a bit of detail and was more time-consuming to make. But I enjoyed making it, and I love the finished product!
I used turquoise printed paper from our discontinued Fresh Picks Paper Pack and solid cardstock from our discontinued Hello Baby Solid Cardstock Pack, and the background paper is from our Achievements Paper Pack. The stickers are from our discontinued Hello Baby Boy Stickers. And the cute clouds were made with our sold-out Word Bubble Punch.
To make castle:
Step 1: Using Original Border Maker with Crown Cartridge, punch two borders from the light gray cardstock and trim off of cardstock at 3.5”.
Step 2: Using Original Border Maker with Crown Cartridge, punch one border from the light gray cardstock and cut off of cardstock at 4.25”. Cut this piece into two pieces that are 2” wide each. These will be the towers.
Step 3: Using Original Border Maker with Film Strip Cartridge, punch borders from the dark gray cardstock and use the relief pieces as the brick for the castle walls and towers.
Step 4: From the dark gray cardstock, cut two pieces that are 2” x 3” and trim to narrow triangles to form the tower peaks.
To make crown:
Step 1: Using Original Border Maker with Crown Cartridge, punch a border from the light blue cardstock and cut off of cardstock at 2”. Cut off a 2” wide piece and trim sides at an angle.
Step 2: Using Original Border Maker with Diamond Scroll Cartridge, make one punch in the center of the crown to form the design. Cut a small piece of the light grey cardstock to put behind the diamond scroll cut-out.
Step 3: Adorn with rhinestones.
To finish page:
Step 1: Cut two sheets of leaf paper to 11” x 7.5”.
Step 2: From left-over pieces of leaf paper, hand cut with scissors an assortment of leaf patterns to form vines for castle. You could also substitute with a vine punched from our Garden Vine Punch.
Step 3: Double mat photos with light blue and dark gray cardstock.
Step 4: Using the Word Bubble Punch, punch two pieces from the light blue cardstock and trim into clouds. Using Original Border Maker with Bubble Cartridge, punch circles from small scrap of pink paper. These will be the cheeks on the clouds. Use black pen to draw eyes and mouths on clouds.
Step 5: Assemble page as shown and add title.
Step 6: Use Foam Squares to adhere stickers.
Please visit my CM website to purchase any of the materials used. Happy Scrapping!