Although it was late coming this year, I’ve been enjoying our spring weather and the spring blooms in my garden. My peonies just finished blooming, but I can enjoy photos of them year-round in my scrapbook album!
To embellish my first layout, I used a mix of the Painted Garden Embellishments, Stickers and Variety Mats. I also used the Rustic Fence Border Punch and the Floral Peaks Border Punch. I used the Original Border Maker System with the Citrus Slice Border Maker Cartridge to create the wheel for my garden wheelbarrow.
For my second layout, I created a beautiful border treatment by creating tiny envelopes and filling them with embellishments. The Painted Garden Embellishments are my favorite item in this collection. The pack is full of flowers, berries, butterflies, bees and humming birds! I used the Envelope & Bow Creator from Creative Memories to create my envelopes. This is a nifty tool for creating envelopes of all sizes and also bows!
I had fun creating an adorable layout with the new exclusive Ladybugs Punch and Paper that are part of Creative Memories current promotion. With $135US in purchases, you can select either the Ladybugs Bundle or the Unbe-leaf-able Bundle for FREE! You can receive both bundles with a $270 purchase.
The promo ends on April 25th at noon CT, but it’s common for our items to run out before the end of the promo. So don’t delay in purchasing! Which freebie bundle will you select?
I used the super cute Ladybug Paper and Punch to create this super sweet layout! The left border is 4″ x 12″ with an 1/8″ trim of Black Cardstock and a border punched from White Cardstock with the Original Border Maker Cartridge and Woven Scallop Border Maker Cartridge from Creative Memories. The Woven Scallops BMC is an exclusive cartridge, and I’m glad to ship one to you! Please contact me for details.
I cut ovals and circles using the Custom Cutting System to create my flower. I layered ladybugs punched from Black and Cranberry Cardstocks, and adhered them with Foam Squares. The background paper is from the new Totally Tonal Red Paper Pack.
I appreciate your purchases through my Creative Memories website link, and I offer a generous Customer Rewards Program. Don’t forget that the Promo ends on August 25th at Noon CT or while supplies last.
P.S. Don’t forget to register for the Creative Life Scrapbooking PJ Party Virtual Crop on April 28th. The page classes will be recorded if you can’t join us on Zoom. Click here for more info and to register.
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.)
What a fickle spring this has been! Beautiful weather one day and back to winter the next. Although my spring blooms are behind schedule this year, I can enjoy a few photos from last spring with this pretty page that I created for Creative Life Scrapbooking. I used the lovely Endless Meadows Collection from Creative Memories and the new Wildflowers and Field Fence Border Punches.
You might be interested in joining our PJ Party Virtual Crop on Friday, April 29th. We’ll meet on Zoom to create 5 double-page layouts together. Plus there will be 2 more additional layouts shared. If you can’t crop along on the 29th, you can still register for access to our recorded videos and printable handouts. We create double-page layouts that hold several photos. The layout designs are versatile so you can use materials that you already own. And we offer tool substitution suggestions. Please see our website for more information and to register.
Here’s a layout that I shared with the followers of my private Facebook group, Karyn’s Croppers. I shared the layout technique and challenged them to use the technique to create a layout and share a photo into the group for an entry into my Monthly Door PrizeDrawing! Again I used the Endless Meadows Collection for this layout.
I used the 12-Inch Trimmer with the Scallop and Scoring Blades and an easy cutting and folding technique to create the decorative panels in the center of the layout. For instructions, please see and subscribe to my Karyn Crops YouTube Channel.
I created one last layout with the Endless Meadows Collection. This was another layout that I shared with Creative Life Scrapbooking. To create my pretty border, I used the new Circle Chain Border Maker Cartridge with the Spring Leaf Punch and the old Blooming Medallion Punch. You can easily substitute any flower punch.
You’ll find the beautiful Endless Meadows Collection and most of the tools that I used on my Creative Memories site. I appreciate all of your orders and offer a generous Customer Rewards Program.
PS. Check out my newest On-Demand Page Class offering! You can now purchase access to my super cute National Scrapbook Day Layouts. Look at the top menu bar of this page or click here to see all of the classes that I offer.
Yesterday advisors and customers from all over the world opened our Secret Boxes that we bought last month from Creative Memories. The contents of the Secret Box were a surprise, and we purchased the boxes on the good faith that we would love the contents – and CM did not disappoint! This is the third Secret Box that CM has offered, and each one has contained a paper pack, stickers or embellishments, a tool and some other small surprises. I’ve been happy with each Secret Box, and I especially love this one! Our next Secret Box will be available to purchase in August with an open date in September.
Flowers make me happy! And sweet smelling roses are one of my favorites! So I was thrilled with the Shabby Chic Rose Paper and Embellishments. And I can make my own rose embellishments and borders with the Blooming Medallion Punch! After opening my box yesterday, I did just that. I pulled out all of my different shades of red cardstock and started to play. Currently CM offers three shades of red cardstock – Cranberry, Crimson and Firecracker Shimmer. Recently our product line also included Red and Scarlet Cardstock. Each shade looks great with the Shabby Chic Rose Paper, and I created multi-dimensional roses by adhering a 1″ circle behind each punched piece.
I rummaged through my collection of current and retired punches and border maker cartridges and created a set of borders that range from simple to more intricate. I paired my borders with Dark Green and Charcoal Cardstock and used Foam Squares to add additional dimension.
I created these simple borders by layering the Blooming Medallion Punch pieces with 1″ circles in a variety of the red cardstock shades that I mentioned above. I used from left to right, the Garden Vine Border Punch, the Climbing Vine Border Maker Cartridge with Spring Leaf Punch and the On the Vine Border Punch. The Climbing Vine Border Maker Cartridge and Spring Leaf Punch are current items that are available for purchase.
The Blooming Medallion Punch coordinates nicely with so many of our past and current punches and border maker cartridges! The combinations seem endless! I used from top to bottom, the Simple Leaf Border Maker Cartridge, Wheatfield Border Punch and Rose Chain Border Maker Cartridge and the Doily Border Punch with Spring Leaf Punch. The Spring Leaf Punch is a current item that is available for purchase.
My last set of borders are a bit more intricate and include a few more layers. For these, I used the new 5 Leaf Punch and the new Spring Leaf Punch with some recently retired border punches. I always like to create and show new ways to use our older tools as I know that so many of you have purchased these in the past.
Border on Left: 1. Use the Baroque Border Punch to punch a border from Charcoal Cardstock, and cut off of cardstock at 2-1/2″. 2. Cut a strip of Dark Green Cardstock to 1-3/8″ x 12″. Cut a strip of Light Gray Cardstock to 1-1/4″ x 12″. Layer and adhere pieces to the baroque border. 3. Use the Blooming Medallion Punch to punch roses from Cranberry Cardstock. Use the old Mini Circle Punch to punch 1″ circles from Scarlet Cardstock. Layer and adhere the pieces. Use Foam Squares to adhere to the border piece. 4. Use the Spring Leaf Punch to punch leaves from Dark Green Cardstock, and adhere as shown.
Middle Border: 1. Use the Argyle Border Punch to punch a border from Dark Green Cardstock. 2. Use the Blooming Medallion Punch to punch roses from Firecracker Shimmer Cardstock. Use the old Mini Circle Punch to punch 1″ circles from Crimson Cardstock. Layer and adhere the pieces. Use Foam Squares to adhere to the border piece. 3. Use the Spring Leaf Punch to punch leaves from Dark Green Cardstock, and adhere as shown. 4. Use the Songbirds Border Punch to punch a border from Charcoal Cardstock. Cut apart with scissors, and adhere to border as shown.
Border on Right: 1. Use the Lattice Border Punch to punch a border from Charcoal Cardstock. 2. Use the Blooming Medallion Punch to punch roses from Cranberry Cardstock. Use the old Mini Circle Punch to punch 1″ circles from Scarlet Cardstock. Layer and adhere the pieces. Use Foam Squares to adhere to the border piece. 3. Use the 5 Leaf Punch to punch leaves from Dark Green Cardstock, and adhere to border as shown.
I hope that I’ve inspired you to pull out some of your old punches and border maker cartridges and play! I would love to see what you create. Please feel free to share your creations on Karyn’s Croppers on Facebook.
Please note that Creative Memories is offering a $20 off Promo beginning at noon CT on Monday, June 14th. You may also wish to check out our current Cardstock Buffets that are offering some limited edition cardstock colors and paper paper packs along with some free gifts with purchase. Click here to use my Creative Memories website link to shop.
The Art NouveauCollection and the Dragonfly Punch were released earlier this spring, but I just recently had time to play with both. I thought that the dragonfly image pairs nicely with the art deco / arts & crafts vibe of the Art Nouveau Collection. This collection is absolutely beautiful and is great for formal, heritage and vintage photographs and layouts. I love the color palette of greens, teals and mustard yellows.
For my first layout, I used the Dragonfly Punch and the Original Border Maker System with the Climbing Vine Border Maker Cartridge to create a textured overlay for the beautiful sheet of designer paper. This layout will be lovely for some photos of the entire family.
To Create My Layout:
1. Cut a 1″ hollow frame from Dark Sea Green Cardstock. 2. Cut a sheet of designer paper to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″, and adhere to the hollow frame. 3. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Climbing Vine Border Maker Cartridge to punch borders from Dark Sea Green Cardstock and mustard yellow designer paper. Trim borders to 4″, overlap, and adhere to layout as shown using Repositionable Tape. 4. Use the Dragonfly Punch to punch eight dragonflies from mustard yellow designer paper, and adhere to the layout as shown using Repositionable Tape. 5. From mustard yellow designer paper, cut two 7″ x 2-1/2″ strips. 6. From Dark Sea Green Cardstock, cut two 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ photo mats. Adhere mats and strips as shown. 7. Add stickers using Foam Squares.
For my second page, I was inspired by a layout that I created for the Creative Memories Blog earlier this spring. I replaced the Cross Punch with the Dragonfly Punch for great results. I love how the dragonfly image works so nicely with the materials in this layout!
Since both of these pages were created with the same collection, they will look beautiful side-by-side in album. Or you can easily adapt both of these pages into double-page layouts. To see another version of this layout that I created with the Keep the Faith Collection and the Cross Punch for Creative Memories, please see the CM Blog.
To Create My Layout:
1. Cut a 1″ hollow frame from Dark Sea Green Cardstock. 2. Cut a piece of light colored designer paper to 11-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, and adhere to the top of the layout. 3. Cut a piece of dark colored designer paper to 11-1/2″ x 7″, and adhere to the bottom of the layout. 4. Cut a 12″ x 1″ strip of designer paper, adhere on the overlapping seam of the papers, and add a border sticker. 5. Cut two photo mats to 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″, and adhere to the center of the layout. 6. Use the Dragonfly Punch to punch seven dragonflies from a variety of designer paper. 7. From the same paper as the dragonflies, cut 1/4″ strips. 8. Arrange the strips and dragonflies as indicated, trim strips as needed, and adhere. 9. Add embellishments and stickers with Foam Squares.
I created a third layout using the Art Nouveau Collection and the new Geometric Frame Punch and recently shared this layout with Creative Life Scrapbooking. I love how the Geometric Frame Punch can have a formal art deco look as well as a fun and funky look. Please see Creative Life Scrapbooking on Facebook for the instructions to this last layout.
I hope that I inspired you today! If you love any of these tools and/or materials, you may purchase them through my Creative Memories website link. Please note that CM has a new promotion beginning on Monday, May 24th at noon CT that includes FREE SHIPPING on orders of $80!
I just shared the layouts below with Creative Life Scrapbooking on Facebook for Featured Project Friday and wanted to share them here also with you. I started with small squares and used the Two-WayCorner Rounder from Creative Memories to create tear-drop shapes that I arranged into a mandala pattern. To mimic a sunflower, I used the lovely Boho Escape Collection for my first layout.
To create my layout:
Cut a 1″ hollow frame from olive green designer paper.
Cut oval patterned designer paper to 11- 1/2″ x 11-1/2″, and adhere to the frame.
Use Custom Cutting System with the smallest Circle Pattern and Green Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle from olive green designer paper.
Use Centering Ruler to center the circle on the page, and adhere.
Cut 14 squares that measure 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″.
Cut 28 squares that measure 1″ x 1″ from two different papers.
Use the Two-WayCorner Rounder to punch two opposite corners of each square.
Use Brown Dual-Tip Pen to outline the pieces.
Arrange your pattern to determine spacing before adhering. Work from the center out, and use Repositionable Tape to adhere in case you need to adjust.
I really loved this layout and started thinking about different adaptations. One of my ideas was to use the same mandala-inspired pattern to make a peacock-inspired layout using the peacock patterned paper in the Emerald Gemstones Paper pack. Since the peacock paper has a directional pattern, I had to cut my squares on a diagonal in order to preserve the peacock shape that’s imprinted on the paper. Please view of my video for a step-by-step demonstration.
You may purchase the tools and materials that I used through my Creative Memories website link. Please follow me and my teammates at Creative Life Scrapbooking to see weekly ideas for Border Maker Monday and Featured Project Friday. We also host virtual crops, and our next PJ Party Virtual Crop will be on April 30th. Click here for more information and to register.
Don’t forget to register for my up-coming National Scrapbook Day Workshop on Saturday, April 17th. Please click here for more info.
Hello! I’m back with three more layouts that I made from Creative Memories2020 National Scrapbook Day Kit. Please see my post from Friday, August 7th for my first layout. The National Scrapbook Day Kit is super sweet and still available for purchase. Please use my CM link to order. Click on Shop and then Virtual Events on the top menu bar to find the kit. You may wish to purchase the Bundle as you will also get the extra embellishments that I used for my layouts.
I used up almost all of the paper, stickers and embellishments from the NSD kit to make my four layouts. Please read the instructions carefully, so you’ll have enough materials to make all four layouts. To make the second layout that I’m sharing today, you’ll need a piece of reserved paper that you cut from my first layout from August 7th (Step 1).
For my second layout, I created a woven basket piece as a background with the strawberry print paper to highlight a special photo from my granddaughter’s first birthday party. The circular piece created with the Floral Circle Punch reminds me of the crocheted doilies that my grandmothers used to create.
To create my layout:
1. Cut a hollow frame from a sheet of Scarlet Cardstock. Set aside the cut out square to use for the next layout. Cut the strawberry paper to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ and adhere over the hollow frame.
2. Cut strips of the dark green and light green papers to 7/8″ x 6″ and 7/8″ x 10-1/8″. Cut strips of White Cardstock to 1″ x 6-1/8″ and 1″ x 10-1/4″. Adhere the green strips on top of the white strips.
3. Evenly position the shorter dark green pieces in the lower center part of your page, and adhere the tops of the pieces with Tape Runner. Weave through the longer light green pieces, and slide the three long pieces until they’re evenly spaced. Adhere the ends with Tape Runner. Adhere the bottoms of the dark green pieces.
4. From Evergreen Cardstock (or Dark Green Cardstock), use the Floral Circle Punch to punch a circle and then trim as shown. Use the Custom Cutting System with the smallest Circle Pattern and Red Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle from White Cardstock. Trim as shown and adhere to the floral circle piece. Add faux stitching with a Dual-Tip Black Pen.
5. Mat a photo with White Cardstock measuring 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″.
6. Add embellishment pieces with Foam Squares as shown.
Although I didn’t grow strawberries, my blueberry bushes exploded with an abundance of berries this year! I found myself competing with the backyard wildlife, and I had to hustle to pick my ripe berries before the birds and squirrels ate them. My battle with the birds inspired my next layout that features a row of birds sitting above the strawberry patch. The lovely Songbirds Border Punch has been one of my favorite CM punches this past year.
To make my layout:
1. Cut a piece of strawberry paper to 12″ x 4″ and adhere to the bottom of the green striped paper. I positioned my stripes to run horizontally. Use the Original Border Maker System with the new Ruffle Trim Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from Scarlet Cardstock, and adhere to the strawberry strip.
2. Cut a piece of Scarlet Cardstock to 9-1/4″ x 10″. From the center of your piece, use the Custom Cutting System with the small heart pattern from the Gemstone Cutting Patterns and Green Blade on the outside edge to cut two heart photo mats. Also cut a 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ piece to use as a photo mat. When cutting these pieces, make sure to leave an edge around your cardstock as you will use this now hollow piece as a frame for the leftover gray dot piece from the first layout (See my post from August 7th.) The gray dot piece measures 9″ x 9″, so position it towards the bottom of the scarlet frame piece.
3. From Evergreen Cardstock (or Dark Green Cardstock) punch a 9″ border using the Lace Trim Border Punch. Cut off of your cardstock at 2″. Position this piece on top of the gray dot piece leaving the Scarlet Cardstock frame showing.
4. Use the Songbirds Border Punch to punch a row of birds from Evergreen Cardstock.
5. Adhere pieces as shown and add stickers and embellishments as shown. I used Foam Squares for my ribbon pieces at the top of the layout.
My last layout evokes another garden scene of picking strawberries. I created a strawberry patch with the On the Vine Border Punch and heart punch outs. The sweet little basket was inspired by my scrapping buddy, Fran Smitherman, who shared several ideas for creating baskets on our Creative Life Scrapbooking Facebook page.
To make my layout:
1. Cut a 12″ x 3″ piece of strawberry paper and adhere to the top of the gray dot paper. Use the Original Border Maker System with the new Ruffle Trim Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from Scarlet Cardstock, and adhere to the strawberry strip.
2. Use the On the Vine Border Punch to punch a border from Evergreen Cardstock (or Dark Green Cardstock). Adhere to the bottom of the page. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Heart Duet Border Maker Cartridge to punch hearts from Scarlet Cardstock. Use a black pen to add detail to the hearts and adhere over the circles in the vine piece.
3. Use the Floral Circle Punch to punch a piece from White Cardstock and trim as shown. Adhere to top of the page.
4. Add two 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ photo mats from Scarlet Cardstock.
5. Use the Basketweave Border Punch to punch a piece from Brown Cardstock. Trim with scissors as shown. To create the handle, use the Custom Cutting System with the medium sized Circle Pattern and the Blue and Red Blades to cut a hollow frame piece. Cut on the inside edge with the Blue Blade first and then without moving the cutting pattern, cut again with the Red Blade. Trim with scissors to fit the basket piece.
6. Add stickers, embellishments and a bird punched with the Songbirds Border Punch. Adhere some with Foam Squares as shown.
I hope you like these super sweet pages! Don’t feel like you need “strawberry” photos for them. Just use photos of your family members – or maybe stage some photos eating strawberry shortcakes or strawberry ice cream : )
Please note that the new Ruffle Trim Border Maker Cartridge sold out during CM’s promo last month. CM has ordered more of this cartridge, and it is expected to be back in stock in November. To place an order, please use my Creative Memories website link.
Thanks so much for visiting with me, and I’ll be back at the end of the month with the Creative Life Scrapbooking 2020 Summer Blog Hop!
Well, it’s better to be late than never! As we start to think about Croptoberfest, I’m finally sharing the four layouts that I created with the 2020 National Scrapbook Day Kit from Creative Memories. I normally hold a large all-day workshop and/or weekend retreat to celebrate National Scrapbook Day, but I had canceled my event for this year due to the pandemic. I held back on sharing these layouts as I held onto the hope of holding an in-person event. But with new infection rates rising in my local area, it’s time to finally share these layouts.
Today I’m sharing the first of my four layouts. Please visit with me next week as I share the other three. I will be making my layouts with the participants of my Virtual Camp Crop-A-Lot Weekend Retreat this weekend (August 7th – 9th). In addition to these layouts, I’ll also be teaching 5 other page classes, sharing some demos, offering challenges, door prizes and products at special prices. I’ve created a private Facebook group for the event and will be teaching and recording the classes via Zoom. The virtual event begins at 5 pm CT today (August 7th). If you would like to join the fun, please pay your $25 registration fee ASAP using my Pay Pal link.
I love to make pretty pages, and the National Scrapbook Day Kit provided some super cute materials to make some really pretty pages! The strawberry motif made me think of picking strawberries in my garden and old-time kitchen scenes with lace curtains, baskets and mason jars. I channeled these images to create my layouts, and I used up almost all of the materials in the kit and the extra embellishments along with some extra sheets of cardstock.
To make my first layout:
1. Cut a 9″ x 9″ piece from the left-center of the black plaid paper. Make sure to leave space on the left edge of the plaid paper. Set the cut-out piece aside to use on another layout. Cut a 10″ x 10″ piece from Scarlet Cardstock and adhere over the cut out space on the plaid paper. Add faux stitching with Dual-Tip Black Pen.
2. Use the Custom Cutting System with the smaller of the Rectangle Cutting Patterns and the Green Blade on the outside edge to cut a rectangle from the green striped paper. I positioned the stripes on the paper to run horizontally. From the gray-wash print paper, freehand cut a small rectangle shape to use as the lid of your mason jar. Use a Dual-Tip Black Pen to draw details on the jar and lid. Don’t adhere the lid yet.
3. From the dark green paper, use the 12″ Decorative Trimmer to cut three narrow 1/4″ flower stems from the swell side of the trimmer. Adhere these to your jar and then adhere the jar lid. Use the old Cherry Blossom Punch to punch three flowers from White Cardstock and add detail with black pen. Adhere the flowers with Foam Squares and add additional stickers as shown.
4. From Black Cardstock, punch a 10″ border using the Dazzle Border Punch. Trim off of your cardstock at 1-1/2″, and adhere to the bottom of the scarlet piece.
5. Add two 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ photo mats cut from Aqua Cardstock.
6. Add additional stickers and embellishments as shown.
You may purchase the tools that I used and also the exclusive National Scrapbook Day Kit through my Creative Memories website link or get one from me personally. If you order online, click on “Shop” and then look for the “Virtual Events” tab. Make sure to purchase the bundle as you’ll receive the extra embellishments that I used. Keep in mind that the kit also contains instructions from Creative Memories to make two layouts. So you many wish to purchase two of the kits in order to create CM’s layouts and also mine.
Please come back and visit with me next week when I share 3 more layouts that I created from the 2020 National Scrapbook Day Kit!
Hello! Today I’m sharing some layouts that I created earlier this past spring. The Daydreamer collection from Creative Memories is one of my favorite collections from this year, and I wanted to show it to you before it sells out. Photographs of this collection do NOT do it justice. The subtle light-colored patterns and the sparkle on the embellishments are hard to capture. Trust me – it is even more beautiful in person! I’ve already used up three sets of it!
My first layout features pretty frames punched with the Petal Frame Punch from Creative Memories and some beautiful embellishment/sticker clusters. I can’t wait to find the perfect photographs for it!
To make my layout:
1. Cut burgundy paper to 10″ x 10″.
2. Cut white/beige paper to 10″ x 10″, and punch around the edges with the Petal Frame Punch.
3. Cut yellow photo mats to 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.
4. Cut journaling box from White Cardstock using the Custom Cutting System with the medium sized Circle Pattern and the Green Blade on the inside edge.
4. Punch a 4″ x 4″ burgundy square with the Petal Frame Punch.
5. Assemble page as shown.
6. Layer Daydreamer Stickers and Embellishments as shown and adhere with Foam Squares.
My second layout features another pretty framed piece that I created with the Lace Trim Border Punch and more of the lovely Daydreamer Embellishments and Stickers. The Lace Trimer Border Punch is another favorite of mine. It’s great for layering and for making pretty pages!
To make my layout:
1. Use the Lace Trim Border Punch to punch 4 borders from White Cardstock. Cut the pieces off of the cardstock at about 1-1/4″ and trim to 9-1/5″ in length.
2. To make mitered corners on your border pieces, place the borders onto the 45 degree line on your 12″ Trimmer. Place the upper edge of the border onto the dashed cutting line and cut. Flip the border over to the backside, turn it around and place the other end onto the 45 degree line and upper edge on the dashed cutting line, and cut.
3. Cut green paper to 7-3/8″ x 7-3/8″.
4. Cut photo mats to 4″ x 6″ and 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″.
5. Cut journaling circle or photo frame using the Custom Cutting System with the largest Circle Pattern and the Red and Green Blades on the inside edge.
6. Assemble layout as shown. Add stickers and embellishments adhering some with Foam Squares.
For my next layout, I used a quick and easy technique that I borrowed from Tessa Chapple. Tessa calls this technique Shadow Borders. You can use this technique with any of our border punches or even our border maker cartridges. This is a great technique for the Roller Coaster Border Punch!
To make my layout:
1. Punch both ends of the pink paper with the now discontinued Tulips Border Punch. Cut the bottom end off of the paper, flip it over to its backside and adhere onto the pink paper.
2. Use Foam Squares to adhere a 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ Daydreamer Variety Mat to the center of the page.
3. Cut two additional Daydreamer Variety Mats to 3-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ and adhere at angles.
4. Add Daydreamer border stickers to the top and bottom of the layout. Add additional stickers and embellishments adhering some with Foam Squares.
I was inspired by the Mother’s Day post on the CM Blog to create my last layout. Instead of using circles cut with the Custom Cutting System, I punched circles using the Floral Circle Punch to create my heart pieces. This layout is even prettier in person!
To make my layout:
1. Cut two 6″x6″ pieces from the Ombre sheet of paper and punch with the Floral Circle Punch.
2. Cut the two circle pieces into fourths. Please refer to the instructions and diagram on the CM Blog for cutting and arranging the pieces.
3. My photo mats are 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ and 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.
4. Add embellishments, stickers and journaling as shown.
I love to make pretty pages, and the Daydreamer collection provides the prefect materials! Again – trust me – it’s even more beautiful in person! You can purchase the Daydreamer collection and the tools that I used through my CM website link.