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.

 

Fall In…

This month, CM introduced a new fall-themed product line appropriately named Fall In.  The line includes:  Fall In Fast 2 Fabulous Album with pre-decorated pages, Slide-In Pack of decorated cards, Paper Pack, Leaf Embellishments, Title Stickers and ABC Letter Stickers.  I used the Paper Pack, Leaf Embellishments and Title Stickers to make the pages below.

I used the old CM Paper Edger to rough up the edges of the wood patterned paper and our old Chalking Inks to enhance the embossing on the leaf die cuts.  I also used the Border Maker with the new Film Strip Cartridge to make a photo mat.

I used the old CM Paper Edger to rough up the edges of the wood patterned paper and our old Chalking Inks to enhance the embossing on the leaf die cuts. I also used the Border Maker with the new Film Strip Cartridge to make a photo mat.

Again I used the Chalking Inks to embellish the leaf die cuts and adhered the leaves with Foam Square Adhesives.  I also used the Border Maker with the Film Strip Cartridge.

Again I used the Chalking Inks to embellish the leaf die cuts and adhered the leaves with Foam Square Adhesives. I also used the Border Maker with the Film Strip Cartridge.