Happy 4th of July weekend! I hope that you have something fun planned to celebrate with friends and family. I created two layouts from combinations of new and old Creative Memories products that will be perfect for some of your photos!
My first layout will be great for photos of fireworks! I used the newer Sunny Days Journal Template to draw my lines and the older Firecracker Punch with some designer paper from the United We Stand Collection. The stars are punch-outs from the retired Star Border Maker Cartridge, but you can substitute any small star punch that you might own. This layout has a bit a sparkle provided by the Platinum Shimmer Cardstock, but it’s hard to see in my photographs.
To create my layout:
1. Cut out the center of a sheet of Platinum Shimmer Cardstock to create a hollow frame to conserve cardstock. Cut a piece of Navy Cardstock to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″, and adhere to the hollow Platinum Shimmer Cardstock frame. 2. Use the Sunny Days Journal Template and the Silver Metallic Dual-Tip Pen to draw alternating solid and dashed lines on the top half of the layout. 3. Use the Custom Cutting System with the medium Circle Pattern and Blue Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle from Platinum Shimmer Cardstock. Adhere to the center of the layout. 4. Cut three photo mats from Cranberry Cardstock that measure 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″, and adhere as shown. 5. Use the Firecracker Punch to punch firecrackers from United We Stand Designer Paper. Alternate and adhere the firecrackers as shown. 6. Use the Original Border Maker System with the retired Star Border Maker Cartridge to punch stars from Platinum Shimmer Cardstock. Adhere the stars with Foam Squares as shown. 7. Add United We Stand Stickers adhering some with Foam Squares.
I created my second layout for Featured Project Friday for Creative Life Scrapbooking. The inspiration for this layout came from a t-shirt of mine. Again I used a combination of current and older tools with the United We Stand Collection from Creative Memories. If you don’t have the Alpine Mountains Border Punch, you can substitute the Majestic Mountains Border Punch. If you don’t have the Treeline Border Punch, you can substitute the Wheatfield Border Punch. For instructions, please see my Facebook post for Creative Life Scrapbooking and join our private group.
Hello and thanks so much for joining the Creative Life Scrapbooking team for our 2020 Spring Blog Hop! There are lots of ideas being shared today, and everyone is using different collections from Creative Memories. Just follow the links at the bottom of my post to find more scrapbooking inspiration from my scrapping buddies.
I made two layouts and a border using the Planes and Automobiles collections and the two newest border maker cartridges from Creative Memories. CM’s new travel ensemble also includes the Trains collection. All three collections (Planes, Trains and Automobiles) coordinate with each other so you can easily mix and match. I love the color palette, and the backsides of most of the sheets of paper have neutral prints that can be used for not only travel photos but also masculine and outdoor layouts. The Laser Cut Embellishments are absolutely fabulous with multi colors, textures and dimension, and the stickers are super cute but not too cutesy!
I used the Planes Paper, Stickers and Laser Cut Embellishment Accents to create a fun layout for some hot air balloon photos. I also used the Limited Edition Orange ShimmerCardstock and Shell Shimmer Cardstock from CM’s recent cardstock buffet. This shimmer cardstock is much lighter than our normal cardstock weight, so it was easy to use with our Original Border Maker System and punches. But I found that the sheets liked to stick together, so beware when using.
To make my layout:
1. Cut two 12″ x 3″ strips from the Shell Shimmer Cardstock and punch the four long ends using the Original Border Maker System with the new Clouds Border Maker Cartridge.
2. Use the Original Border Maker System with the new Clouds Border Maker Cartridge to punch 4 strips of Orange Shimmer Cardstock and Gray Carstock. Cut off of your cardstock at about 3/4″. Layer and adhere these pieces to the tops and bottoms of the shell shimmer borders.
3. Cut one 12″ x 3″ strip from each of the Shell Shimmer, Orange Shimmer and Gray Cardstock. Cut these strips in half on the diagonal.
4. Punch the long slanted edge of the strips from Step 3 using the Original Border Maker System with the new Clouds Border Maker Cartridge. Layer and adhere as shown.
5. Use the Custom Cutting System with the smallest Circle Pattern and Red Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle from the Orange Shimmer Cardstock to create a sun piece. Tuck the sun under the edges of your top border piece.
6. Mat photos with Gray and Orange Shimmer Cardstock.
7. Add Planes Laser Cut Embellishment Accents and Planes Stickers using Foam Squares to adhere some of the stickers. Add a 3″ x 3″ journaling box.
I used the Automobiles Paper, Laser Cut Embellishment Accents and Stickers and also CM’s new On the Road and Cloud Border Maker Cartridges to create a layout for a road trip that my husband and took last fall. I also used the Majestic Mountains Border Punch which recently sold out. I love how we can combine our tools to create multi-layered borders!
To create my layout:
1. Cut hollow frames from two sheets of Crimson Cardstock. Trim two sheets of the road sign paper to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″, and adhere to the hollow frames.
2. Cut two pieces of Beige Cardstock to 11-1/2″ x 3″ and punch one long end of each piece using the Original Border Maker System with the Cloud Border Maker Cartridge. Use the round edge of the Dual-Tip Brown Pen to chalk the edges of the clouds.
3. From Brown Cardstock, use the Majestic Mountains Border Punch to punch two borders. Cut off of your cardstock at 2″, trim to 11-1/2″ and adhere to the cloud borders.
4. Use the Original Border Maker System with the On the Road Border Maker Cartridge to punch borders from Crimson, Dark Green, and Blue Cardstock. Using All-Purpose Scissors, cut the vehicles off of the cardstock and adhere to the mountains as shown.
5. Use the Original Border Maker System with the On the Road Border Maker Cartridge to punch two borders from Beige Cardstock. Cut off of the cardsdtock at 1″ and trim to 11-1/2″. Use All-Purpose Scissors to cut off some of the vehicles as shown. Adhere these pieces to your borders with Foam Squares.
6. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Cloud Border Maker Cartridge to punch four sides of a 3″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Beige Cardstock. Use the round edge of the Dual-Tip Brown Pen to chalk the edges of the clouds. Layer this piece behind stickers as shown on the second page.
7. Use the Custom Cutting System with the hexagon pattern from the Gemstone Patterns to cut a journaling box. Use the Red Blade on the inside edge to cut a piece from Crimson Cardstock and the Green Blade on the inside edge to cut a piece from Beige Cardstock.
8. Mat photos with Crimson Cardstock and add journaling and embellishments. Adhere stickers with Foam Squares.
You may have already seen my last border on our Creative Life Scrapbooking Facebook page last week for our Border Maker Monday feature. I was inspired by a title sticker in the Automobiles Designer Stickers to create my border above. I combined two border punches with a border maker cartridge to create a border that depicts leaving town and hitting the open road to explore parts unknown. I love how the combination of punches tells a simple story!
Thanks so much for visiting with us during our Creative Life Scrapbooking2020 Spring Blog Hop! I’m the last stop on the blog hop today, but you can use any of the links below to revisit the others.
Please use my Creative Memorieswebsite link to purchase the materials and tools that I used for my layouts.
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!
Welcome to our Creative Life Scrapbooking Spring Blog Hop! We’re glad to be back sharing a wide variety of scrapping ideas with you! Just click on the link at the bottom of my post to take you to the next stop on the blog hop.
I used the Simply Sunshine Collection from Creative Memories to make some spring layouts and a card. Yellow is my happy color, and Simply Sunshine fills me with happiness! But it’s not all yellow – there are shades of green and blush too. The paper pack contains sweet floral prints mixed with a wood-pattern, plaid and some small neutral geometric prints. And the stickers and embellishments are absolutely adorable!
You can see some of this adorableness in my first layout that I filled with an abundance of the sweet stickers and embellishments. They’re all so cute that it was hard to restrain myself! I started with a 5″ x 7″ photo of my granddaugher that I trimmed to 4-3/4″ x 6-1/2″, and then I created a layout based on my current favorite tool – the Banner Flag Punch! My layout reminds me of a spring clothesline hanging with banners of all sizes.
My large banner pieces are 6-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ and 4-1/2″ x 7-1/2″. I trimmed the variety mat with the spring title into a banner shape and tore some strips for the top and bottom of my layout. I used the Banner Flag Punch to punch pieces and attached them to a 1/4″ strip, and then adhered the strip with banners with Foam Squares. I added embellishments and stickers adhering some with Foam Squares.
When I saw the bunny and chick embellishments, I immediately knew that I would be using Simply Sunshine to make an Easter layout. The photos of my granddaughter sitting in the grass inspired me to make a multi-layered grass border for the bottoms of the pages. To make the grass borders, use the Majestic Mountain Border Punch to punch four borders from the green print paper. Use your scissors to snip off the tops of the mountains as shown in my photo below. Use the Tulip Border Punch to punch two borders from the yellow print paper and nestle the tulips in between the grass. I used Foam Squares to give dimension to my grass border.
To complete my layout, I created little Easter vignettes with stickers, embellishments and Easter eggs that I cut from variety mats using the Custom Cutting System with the Gemstone Cutting Patterns. (There is an egg shape inside of the smallest heart cutting pattern.)
You may have already seen my third layout as it was featured in the April 12th-14th World Wide Virtual Crop held by Creative Memories. To print a sketch of this layout, please click here to visit the CM Blog. To create this layout, cut the dark green paper pieces to 11″ x 10″ and cut out the centers to conserve paper. Also cut out the centers of the floral paper used as the background to conserve paper. Cut the light green paper to 10-3/4″ x 9-1/2″.
My border pieces measure 12″ x 2″ and 12″ x 1-1/4″. I created the scallop piece on the borders by punching Hay Shimmer Cardstock with the Original Border Maker System with the Rainbow Cartridge and using scissors to snip off the inside loop.
I cut five photos with the Custom Cutting System with the smallest circle pattern with the red blade on the outside edge and cut the mats with the green blade. My vertical photos measure 3-1/4″ x 6″ and are matted with 3-1/2″ x 7-1/4″ and 3-1/2″ x 9″ pieces of evergreen cardstock. The border pieces on top of the photos are 3-1/2″ x 1″. I punched a few smaller flowers from Hay Shimmer using the Embossed Trio Flower Punch. Make sure to adhere some of the embellishments and the “Sunshine” sticker with Foam Squares for dimension.
The last item that I created is a folded double-pocket card using a sheet of the Simply Sunshine paper and the new 12″ Trimmer from Creative Memories. I shared this project on our Creative Life Scrapbooking Facebook page earlier in the month. Please click here to view a video that shows how to cut and fold the paper to make the card. I decorated the pockets of my card with pieces punched with the Original Border Maker System and Rainbow Cartridge and filled my card with tags that I created using the 4-Way Essentials Punch.
I hope that I’ve inspired you to create some spring projects using the beautiful Simply Sunshine collection! Please visit my Creative Memories website to purchase any of the tools and/or materials that I used.
Julie’s blog is the next stop on our blog hop. Thanks so much for hopping with us!