I know that we’ve all turned our hearts and minds to spring, but I wanted to share this one last winter layout with you. The Winterberry Laser Cut Border Embellishments from Creative Memories are especially lovely, and I created this layout to show them off. This is also a great example of the versatility of the Creative Memories Original Border Maker System.
The new Creative Memories has produced over 50 different Border Maker Cartridges, and there’s always a great variety available to purchase. For my layout, I used a combination of old and new Border Maker Cartridges. To copy it, just use what you own.
1. Cut natural cardstock to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″, and adhere onto a hollow 12″ x 12″ frame cut from navy cardstock.
2. Use the Original Border Maker System to punch borders with a variety of Border Maker Cartridges from a sheet of white cardstock.
3. Alternate the borders with Winterberry Laser Border Embellishments, and adhere onto the natural cardstock.
4. From navy cardstock, use CM’s Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns to cut two circles from the smallest pattern on the outside edge with the red blade and one circle using the largest pattern on the inside edge with the green blade.
5. Add Winterberry Stickers and Pine Cone punch-outs.
6. My photo mat is 5-1/4″ x 7-1/4″
At my recent weekend retreat, a friend copied this layout using light blue cardstock and a different combination of Border Maker Cartridges to make a baby themed layout. It was beautiful! What combination will you use?
You may purchase the Winterberry Laser Cut Embellishments and Stickers and the Original Border Maker System with Border Maker Cartridges through my Creative Memories website.
Hello and welcome to ourCreative Life Scrapbooking 2020 Winter Blog Hop! Eight of our nine members are sharing a variety of scrapbooking layouts and ideas today, and I’m excited to be the first stop on our hop! Just follow the links at the bottom of my post to continue on our 2020 Winter Blog Hopto see more great ideas.
I used the Winterberry Collection from Creative Memories to make some winter layouts to share with you. This collection is full of pale blue and muted purple tones and was perfect for some photos from a winter photo shoot of my son and his family.
My first layout is a double-page spread that is based on a sampler grid pattern. The first page of my layout is hanging in my kitchen on my old Everyday Display Frame, and I enjoy looking at each day. I used the Platinum Shimmer Cardstock as the base of this layout and a variety of punches that Creative Memories released this winter.
To make my layout:
1. Cut twelve 3-1/2″ x 2-1/8″ pieces of Navy Cardstock.
2. Cut twelve 3-1/4″ x 1-7/8″ pieces of Winterberry Paper.
3. Cut four 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ photo mats from Navy Cardstock.
4. Cut two 2″ x 6-1/4″ pieces of Navy Cardstock.
5. Cut two 1-3/4″ x 6″ pieces of Winterberry Paper (I used the tree print paper.).
6. From Navy Cardstock, use the Pine Cone and Pine Tree Punches to punch 8 pinecones and 8 pine trees.
7. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Crystal Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch 2 borders from Navy Cardstock. Cut apart into four 3-1/4″ pieces.
8. Use the Charming Village Border Punch to punch a border from Navy Cardstock and cut apart into two 1-3/4″ pieces. If you don’t have this punch, you could substitute with the Original Border Maker System with Evergreen Border Maker Cartridge.
9. Assemble onto Platinum Shimmer Cardstock as shown adding Winterberry Stickers with Foam Squares.
For my second layout, I created a frosty scene with the lovely tree print paper, a combination of punches, a laser border piece and the unexpected use of Brown Cardstock – and I’m quite pleased with the result! The Branch Border Punch and the Pine Cone Punch were limited edition punches that were only available through a promo this fall and then later available to purchase for a very short time. If you missed out on these punches, please contact me as I have a few in my personal inventory. I’ve gotten a lot of use out of both of these punches and shared a variety of borders made with them in my December blog posts.
To make my layout:
1. Cut the tree print paper to 11″ x 11″ and adhere onto a hollow frame of 12″ x 12″ Brown Cardstock.
2. Adhere a 12″ x 1-1/4″ strip of blue dot paper to the top of the layout.
3. Use the Branch Border Punch to punch two borders from Brown Cardstock and use the Silver Dual-Tip Pen to add ice to the branch pieces.
4. For the top border, adhere the icicle Laser Cut Border Embellishment to the branch piece and adhere the completed piece to the layout with Foam Squares. Use the Songbirds Border Punch to punch birds from Crimson Cardstock, cut the birds apart with scissors, and adhere the birds to the branch.
5. From Brown Cardstock, cut two 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ photo mats.
6. Trim the second branch piece to 9″ and adhere to the bottoms of your photos. Use the Pine Cone Punch to punch pinecones from White and Brown Cardstock. Layer and adhere to the layout with Foam Squares. Add a punched out bird piece.
7. Add title sticker.
My next layout is super sweet but yet easy to assemble and shows off the incredibly beautiful Winterberry Laser Cut Border Embellishments. I also used the Dazzle Border Punch which depending upon how you use it, can give you a sweet, elegant or playful look to your layout.
To make this layout:
1. Cut a 12″ x 3-3/4″ piece of white cardstock, and punch one end with the Dazzle Border Punch. Adhere two Laser Cut Border Embellishments to the top of the border.
2. Cut two 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ photo mats from the blue dot paper.
3. Use the Custom Cutting System with the large and small hearts from the Gemstone Cutting Patterns to cut hearts from white cardstock and a Winterberry Variety Mat using the Red Blade on the outside edge of each cutting pattern.
4. Using the Songbirds Border Punch, punch birds from light blue paper.
5. Assemble layout as shown adding stickers with Foam Squares.
6. Add blue dots and journaling to the large white heart with a blue pen.
The Winterberry Variety Mats are especially lovely, and I used one on my layout below. On top of the mat, I layered some Winterberry Stickers and songbird punch-outs to create a beautiful focal point.
To make my layout:
1. Cut a 5″ x 12″ piece of the light purple paper and layer on the right side of the botanical print paper.
2. Use the Dazzle Border Punch to punch borders from light purple and light blue papers. Trim to 2-1/2″, layer the pieces, and adhere to the left side of the layout. Add a Winterberry Laser Cut Embellishment piece.
3. Cut photo mats to 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, and use the Songbirds Border Punch to punch one bird section and adhere with Foam Squares.
4. Add a Winterberry Variety Mat and layer with a photo and photo mat cut with the Custom Cutting System with the smallest Circle Pattern with the Red and Green Blades.
5. From a dark purple variety mat, use the Songbirds Border Punch to punch a bird piece. Trim to 4-1/2″ and adhere with Foam Squares. Add stickers with Foam Squares.
You may purchase the Winterberry Collection and most of the tools that I used on my Creative Memories website. Please note that the Branch Border Punch, the Pine Cone Punch, and the Charming Village Border Punch are retired items. If you would like to purchase a Branch Border Punch or Pine Cone Punch, please send me a message as I have a few in my personal inventory.
Thanks so much for visiting with me today! I hope that I provided a little inspiration for your winter photos. Please follow the links below to continue on our Creative Life Scrapbooking 2020 Winter Blog Hop and enjoy!
Hello, and welcome to my last post of my Winter Scrapbook Borders series! These last borders are cheery and Christmas themed. Again I relied upon some of the latest border punches and cartridges from Creative Memories. They will also assemble a bit quicker than the last borders that I shared.
1. Use the new Dazzle Border Punch to punch one end of a 12″ strip of Red Cardstock. Cut off of your paper at 2-1/4″.
2. Use the Original Border Maker System with the new Crystal Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch two borders from White Cardstock.
3. Using scissors, cut one of the crystal chain borders in half.
4. Assemble as shown.
1. Cut a 12″ x 2″ strip of Red Cardstock.
2. Cut a 12″ x 1-3/4″ strip of White Cardstock.
3. Use the Original Border Maker System and Crystal Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch two borders from Bronze Shimmer Cardstock.
4. Use the Medallion Punch to punch 5 medallions from Bronze Shimmer Cardstock.
5. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Heart Duet Border Maker Cartridge to punch hearts from Red Cardstock.
6. Assemble as shown.
1. Use the new Petal Frame Punch to punch both ends of a 12″ x 3″ strip of Red Cardstock.
2. Use the Original Border Maker System with the new Ornaments Border Maker Cartridge to punch borders from White and Black Cardstock.
3. Use the old Mini Circle Maker punch from Creative Memories to punch 3/4″ circles from Red, Goldenrod, and Leaf Green Cardstock. Or you would use the Original Border Maker System with the old Frame Chain Border Cartridge to punch borders from Red, Goldenrod, and Leaf Green Cardstock. This cartridge punches a border of small circle pieces that can be cut apart. Adhere the colored circles behind the white border piece.
4. Use scissors to cut black ornament border in half and adhere to the top and bottom of the ornament border to create an outline.
5. Assemble border as shown.
You may purchase the cardstock and tools that I used on my CM website. Please note that the Ornaments Border Maker Cartridge is currently on backorder.
Thanks so much for visiting with me! I hope to share some Christmas layouts made with the Merry Little Christmas collection soon.
Hello! Today I’m sharing a few borders to help get you in a snowy winter mood. As always, I’m hoping for a white Christmas this year. I just love a wintery scene of snow covered hills and trees. And a fresh snowfall can even make a city seem magical at this time of year. My borders below will be perfect for your winter photos.
1. Cut a 12″ x 2-1/2″ strip of Navy Cardstock.
2. Use the Majestic Mountain Border Punch to punch mountains from White and Dark Green Cardstock. Layer as shown and adhere punched out white pieces into the centers of the green border.
3. Tear a 12″ x 2″ strip of White Cardstock.
4. Use the Pine Tree Punch to punch trees from Dark Green and White Cardstock and layer.
5. Use the Songbirds Border Punch to punch birds from Red Cardstock.
6. Assemble border as shown using Foam Squares on trees and birds.
1. Cut a 12″ x 3″ strip of Navy Cardstock and use the Original Border Maker with the Midnight Star Border Cartridge to punch one end.
2. Adhere a 12″ x 1″ strip of Bronze Shimmer Cardstock underneath the punched out stars.
3. Use the Cityscape Border Punch to punch borders from White and Black Cardstock and layer.
4. Tear a 12″ x 1-3/4″ and a 12″ x 1″ strip of White Cardstock and layer.
5. Use the Pine Tree Punch to punch trees from Dark Green and White Cardstock and layer.
6. Assemble border as shown using a Foam Square on the forward-most tree.
1. Cut a 12″ x 2-3/4″ strip of Navy Cardstock.
2. Cut a 12″ x 2-1/2″ strip of White Cardstock.
3. Use the new Dazzle Border Punch to punch a 12″ piece of Navy Cardstock. Cut off of your cardstock at 2-1/4″. Punch the other end by staggering the placement of your border into the punch. Use a Post-It Note to hold in place if needed.
4. Use the Original Border Maker System with the new Crystal Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch White Cardstock.
5. Layer pieces and assemble as shown.
1. Use the new 3 in 1 Scallop Tag Punch to punch 2-1/2″ x 4″ pieces of White and Gray Cardstock.
2. Decorate the white tag with pieces punched with the Original Border Maker and Crystal Chain Border Maker Cartridge.
3. Decorate the gray tag with torn White Cardstock, a pine tree, and a bird punched with the Songbirds Border Punch.
You may purchase the cardstock and most of the tools that I used on my CM website. Please note that the Pine Tree Punch is currently on backorder and is expected back in stock in Mid-February.
Thanks for visiting today! Check back next week as I’ll be sharing Winter Scrapbook Borders – Part 2 of 3!