September Crop Club

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At my September Crop Club, we made three double-page layouts using the same page sketch, one pack of Denim Blues Paper, one pack of Denim Blues Embellishments and one sheet of white cardstock.  We also used our new Lace Scallop and Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridges and our new Shooting Star Punch.  Our Denim Blues ABC/123 Stickers were an additional item that could be added.  Please contact me to purchase this kit.

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We used this page sketch that my friend, Noreen Smith, designed for Creative Memories.

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This page features our Lace Scallop Border Maker Cartridge and a mixture of the flower and button embellishments for very sweet and feminine look.  It’s hard to see, but the background paper features tiny light blue dots on a white background.

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For a more masculine look, I used a large square in the background instead of a circle and also featured our new Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge and the button embellishments.  Our new Repositionable Tape Runner Refill was perfect for adhering the delicate Lace Scallop and Circle Weave borders!

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This fun and spirited layout features our new Shooting Star Punch.  The bottom strips with the stars were cut from the backside of the background papers.  After cutting off the strips, I “taped” them back to the background papers with the striped strips.  The white letter stickers are an old CM product.

New Denim Blues

 

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The response to our new Denim Blues Collection has been tremendous!  It can be used for feminine and masculine pages and everything in-between.  Everyone is absolutely loving it!  The collection includes an actual Denim Coverset, Paper Pack, Embellishments and ABC/123 Letter Stickers.

I made the page above on a Spargo 12 x 12 Plain Page and used the Denim Blues Paper Pack, Embellishments and ABC/123 Stickers.  I also used our new Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge to punch the border.  Our Original Border Maker System is now available with three cartridges instead of one – all for the same original price of $33.50!  For instructions on how to make this page, please visit our CM Blog at this link.

 

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I also used the Denim Paper Pack, Embellishments and ABC/123 Stickers and Spargo 12 x 12 Plain Pages for this double page layout.  With my scissors, I snipped around the denim paper squares to make frayed edges that remind me of my favorite pair of worn blue jeans.  For complete instructions on how to make this layout, please visit the CM Blog using this link.

It’s Graduation Time!

Is your family celebrating a graduation this year?  Our new Achievements Collection has the perfect Fast 2 Fabulous Album, paper, stickers and embellishments to preserve your memories of this special day.  The white, black and grey hues are lovely and provide the perfect neutral background to personalize with your school colors.  I created these layouts for our CM Blog.  To see instructions for these pages and to see other blog posts with more graduation ideas, please visit my website and click on the Ideas tab.

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Fresh Picks

Our Fresh Picks product collection is very pretty and perfect for spring!  I debuted the page layouts below at my recent weekend retreat to rave reviews.  I used the Fresh Pick Paper Pack, Fresh Picks Slide-In Pack, Border Maker with Lace Flower and Picket Fence Cartridges, our new Corner Rounder, additional sheets of white cardstock, and Foam Square Adhesives.

 

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To make the border above, punch 2 white borders and 2 purple borders using the Border Maker and Lace Flower Cartridge.  Layer the white borders underneath the purple borders.  The butterfly border and the large butterfly are cut from sheets of the paper.  (This paper pack includes sheets of pre-printed borders and title boxes.)  To make the beautiful title, I trimmed a Slide-In card and notched the corners with our new Corner Rounder.  The large butterfly is attached with Foam Square Adhesives.  Photos are mounted on white cardstock and Fresh Pick Paper.

 

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For the page above, I layered a white Lace Flower border underneath a purple Lace Flower border and cut it in half to use on each side of the butterfly Slide-In card.  The Blissful Days title is also a Slide-In card, and the journaling box was cut from an additional Slide-In card.  The large photo is 4×6″ and the two square photos are 3.25″ x 3.25″.  Photos are mounted on white cardstock.  Large butterflies are hand-cut from a sheet of the paper and adhered with Foam Square Adhesives.

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To make the border above, punch 2 Picket Fences with our Border Maker and layer underneath the pre-printed border.  The butterflies are hand-cut from a sheet of the paper and adhered with Foam Square Adhesives.  The photos are 3.75″x3.75″.  I used small scraps of paper for the purple mat and the floral mat.  The journaling box is cut from a Slide-In card.

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For this page, I used our old Jumbo Circle Cutting Pattern to make the large purple circle, and the floral paper is a scrap piece.  Punch 3 purple Lace Flower borders using the Border Maker.  Cut in half the adjoining bars along the bottom edge of the borders.  Use our Tape Runner or Mini Tape Runner to put adhesive on the backside of each flower.  Adhere the first flower by lining up the top adjoining bar (the uncut bar) with the edge of the purple circle.  Stick the first flower down and curve the border slightly to adhere the second flower.  Work your way around the circle one flower at a time.  Assemble the border using the instructions for the page above.

 

Trick or Treat!

I’m loving our new super cute Trick or Treat Paper and Stickers!  The little prints on these papers are darling.  For more ideas using the Trick or Treat Paper Pack and Stickers, click on Blog at the top of my CM website and follow the Blog Hop to see more ideas from other CM Advisors.

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I made the fence by punching a sheet of black cardstock with our Border Maker and Picket Fence Cartridge.  Cut the border to 2.5″ wide, flip over and punch the second edge with the Picket Fence Cartridge also.  Then trim off the pointed ends of one side of the border to make the fence as shown.  Make the pumpkins by punching 3 circles of different patterned paper.  Overlay the 3 circles, and using your scissors cut notches from the top and bottom and semi-circle shapes as shown.  Select one shape from each paper and reassemble into a pumpkin shape and add pen stitching.  The title, bats and journaling box are cut from some of the sheets of paper in the pack.

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To make the ribbons on these pages, cut paper strips to 2 inches wide by 12 inches long.  Working from one edge of a strip, make over-lapping folds to create the paper ribbon.  The title and journaling box are cut from some of the sheets of paper in the pack.

Red, White & Blue

Our CM Red, White and Blue Paper Pack has been moved to “While Supplies Last” status.  You don’t want to miss out on this pack.  I love all of the fresh patterns – especially the three different colors of gingham!

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Red, White & Blue Paper Pack with Star Border Maker Cartridge

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Red, White & Blue Paper Pack with Border Maker and Star Cartridge and Picket Fence Cartridge