Usually, we use the Original Border Maker System from Creative Memories to punch straight borders. But with some of the border maker cartridges, we can also punch square corners. I love how this technique works with the current Home Sweet Home and Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridges!
I used papers, stickers and embellishments from the Welcome Home Collection and also embellishments from the White Rose Embellishments for my first example. I punched the corners of an 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ piece of Hot Fudge Cardstock using the Original Border Maker System with the Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge.
For my second example, I used paper, variety mats, stickers and embellishments from the Serene Waters Collection and the Original Border Maker System with the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge. I punched the corners of a 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ piece of Navy Cardstock.
You can also punch all four sides of a square piece of paper using the Rolling Sails and Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge. As these cartridges have a 1″ pattern repeat, make sure to use a piece of paper that’s in a 1″ increment, such as 12″ x 12″, 11″ x 11″, etc. My example below was punched on an 11″ x 11″ piece of cardstock.
Please note that this technique does not work for all of the border maker cartridges. Please watch my YouTube video for a demonstration using other cartridges. I also show an alternative technique that works with some cartridges.
I love creating scrapbook layouts and sharing them with you here! But I also share layouts on Facebook through a group called Creative Life Scrapbooking. Creative Life Scrapbooking is a group of 7 Creative Memories advisors who are passionate about CM products and share twice a week with ideas for using CM’s tools and materials. We also host quarterly virtual crops called PJ Parties. Our next PJ Party is November 4th. If you can’t participate on Zoom with us, you can still register to receive access to the recorded videos and printable layout instructions. To learn more and to register for the PJ Party, please see our website. We also offer printable Idea Books and access to past PJ Parties on our website.
I used the Original Border Maker System with the Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge to create a spooky layout and a sweet layout. Below is my spooky cute Halloween layout that I created with the Happy Hauntings Collection from CM and shared with Creative Life Scrapbooking today.
I used CM’s Original Border Maker System with the new Bats & Stars, Home Sweet Home and Ghost Chain (retired) Border Maker Cartridges to create a spooky street border for the top of the layout. I added some fun shadows and cobwebs with our White Chalk Pen. Further down the page, I used the new Spider Web Frame Punch to create individual spider webs to adorn the layout. For step-by-step instructions, please see my original Facebook post.
A few weeks ago, I created this super sweet layout using the Original Border Maker System and Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge and also shared it with Creative Life Scrapbooking.
I used the housing unit of the Original Border Maker System as a hand-held punch and punched around the outside edge of circle. The houses came to life with a little work with a Micro-Tip Black Pen. I added a few other pieces from a variety of CM punches and border maker cartridges to create a super sweet street scene.
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