Hello, Autumn – Apple Chain Border Layouts

I had fun playing with my Creative Memories tools and the new Hello, Autumn Paper and Hello, Autumn Tone-on-Tone Paper to create a few fall borders. For my first layout, used the new Apple Chain Border Maker Cartridge and two of my favorite border punches – the Branch Border Punch and the Songbirds Border Punch to create a tree branch full of apples and black crows.

I hope that you were able to purchase the Branch Border Punch last year as it is no longer available. I love how the Branch Border Punch can be used to create borders for all four seasons of the year! If you search my blog, you’ll find several different ideas for using it. If you love the Songbirds Border Punch, I recommend purchasing it sooner than later as it’s been in our product line for about a year now. I also used the new Arch Frame Border Punch – which is quickly becoming a new favorite of mine.



I love how the new Arch Frame Border Punch can be used in many different ways! (Please view my video below.) I also love how it can more easily be used for masculine layouts than some of our other punches. The punch creates a shape that is similar to that of our Medallion Frame Chain Border Maker Cartridge, and borders created with these two tools can be used together for a nice affect.

Arch Frame Border Punch Demo Video

To Create My Layout:

1. Cut a 12″ x 2-1/2″ strip from Hello, Autumn Paper.
2. Use the Arch Frame Border Punch to punch a border from Crimson Cardstock. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Medallion Frame Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from Crimson Cardstock. Layer these pieces as shown, and adhere to a sheet of Hello, Autumn Tone-on-Tone Paper.
3. Cut two 12″ x 1/4″ strips from Crimson Cardstock, and adhere to the seams of the borders.
4. Use the Branch Border Punch to punch a border from Brown Cardstock.
5. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Apple Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch borders from Crimson Cardstock and Hello, Autumn Tone-on-Tone Paper (dark green plaid). With scissors, cut out individual apples from both border pieces and layer.
6. Use the Songbirds Border Punch to punch birds from Black Cardstock.
7. Use the retired Leaf Trio Punch to punch leaves from Hello, Autumn Paper and Hello, Autumn Tone-on-Tone Paper. Crease the leaves slightly to create dimension.
8. Adhere the apples, birds and leaves to the border using Foam Squares to adhere some.
9. My photo mats are: 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″, and the mat for my journaling box is 6-1/4″ x 1-3/4″. My journaling box is 1/8″ smaller than the mat is cut from the new White Lined Paper.
10. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Infinity Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from Crimson Cardstock. Adhere to the bottom of the layout.
11. Add a final embellishment of songbirds and leaves to the bottom corner. Add a title from the Hello, Autumn Stickers.

For my second layout, I paired the Apple Chain Border Maker Cartridge with the Train Tracks Border Punch to create a fall fence row against an autumn moon. Just for fun, I added a few more black crows to complete the border piece. The background paper is from the Hello, Autumn Tone-on-Tone Paper and the leaf patterned paper is from the Hello, Autumn Paper.

For this layout, I also used the Marigold Cardstock that was part of CM’s Cardstock Buffet this past spring. Once a quarter, CM offers a Cardstock Buffet of unique shades of cardstock that will coordinate with up-coming collections. I highly recommend purchasing this extra cardstock whenever it’s available.

To Create My Layout:

1. Cut a 12″ x 3/4″ strip of leave print paper, and adhere to the top of the page.
2. Cut a 12″ x 1/4″ strip of Crimson Cardstock and adhere over the seam of the leaf border and the background paper.
3. Use the Train Tracks Border Punch to punch a border from Brown Cardstock.
4. Use the Custom Cutting System and the largest Circle Cutting Pattern and the Red Blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from Marigold Cardstock.
5. Position the train track/fence piece about 1″ down from the crimson strip, and position the marigold circle behind it. Adhere the pieces.
6. Use the Original Border Maker System with the Apple Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch borders from Leaf Green Cardstock, Crimson Cardstock and Marigold Cardstock. With scissors, cut off the leaves and stems from the crimson border and layer on top of the leaf green border. Use scissors to cut out individual marigold apples and adhere on top of crimson apples. Adhere apple border to the bottom of your fence piece.
7. Use the Songbirds Border Punch to punch birds from Black Cardstock. Adhere birds with Foam Squares.
8. Add a title from the Hello, Autumn Stickers with Foam Squares.
9. Cut a piece of leaf print paper to 11″ x 7-1/2″. Cut photo mats to 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ from Crimson Cardstock. Adhere pieces as shown.
10. Use the Hello, Autumn Journaling Template to trace a small apple piece from Marigold and Leaf Green Cardstocks. Cut out with scissors. Adhere with Foam Squares and add black songbirds.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today for Border Maker Monday with Creative Life Scrapbooking! Please note that Creative Memories is offering a promo beginning today at noon CT (Monday, September 21st) through September 29th at noon CT. With a $125 purchase, you’ll receive your choice of one of two FREE border punches! Please place your orders through my my Creative Memories website link.

Happy Scrapping!
Karyn

Hoppy Easter

Hippety, hop, hop!  Hop on over to the Creative Memories Easter Blog Hop for some great ideas for Easter layouts, treat bags, cards and more!  To access the Blog Hop, click on the Ideas link on my website.  Here’s a page that I made for the Blog Hop.

karyncrops-easter

The background paper and pink dot paper are from our Pretty in Pastel Paper pack, and the title cards are from our Pretty in Pastel Slide-In Card pack.  The eggs are decorated with pieces punched with our Border Maker and various Cartridges.  For complete instructions, please visit our Blog Hop.  My page is the first project featured.

Christmas Joy!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by my Annual Holiday Open House this past Saturday!  It was such a fun day, and it was so good to see so many of you.  I really appreciate your support of my business.  The door prize winners were:  Sherrill H., Mary L., Sue V., and Amy D.

For those of you who missed it, here are the sample pages that I made for the Open House.  I used our new Christmas Joy Paper Pack, Stickers and Slide-In Pack along with our new Diamond Scroll, Medallion Frame Chain and Evergreen Border Maker Cartridges on these pages.  For more ideas using these items, please visit the CM Blog that you can access from the homepage of my CM site.

If you would like to include any of these items – or others – on a Christmas Wish List, just email me a list of the items that you would like to receive and the names and contact info for your husband, boyfriend, mother, mother-in-law, sister, children, friend.  I’ll do the ordering and even the gift wrapping!  Don’t forget to include my February 19th-21st Camp Crop-A-Lot Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat ($150) or my January 23rd All-Day Workshop ($35) on your list.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to receive the gift of an entire day or entire weekend of scrapbooking?

 

Christmas Joy 1

The page on the left features the new Medallion Frame Chain Border Maker Cartridge.  To make the tree on the right, create a tree template on a piece of scratch paper.  Use your selected photos to determine the width of the tree.  Using the template, cut the green paper to make the tree.  Use the template to trace cut marks on your photos, or tape your photos to the template and cut to shape.  The red garland on the tree are cutout pieces from the Diamond Scroll Border Maker Cartridge.  Embellish with Christmas Joy Stickers.  I adhered the Merry Christmas and  Naughty or Nice stickers and the star with Foam Square Adhesives.

 

Christmas Joy 2

I used both the Medallion Frame Chain and Diamond Scroll Border Maker Cartridges on these pages.  The bows on the tops of the trees are cutout pieces from the Diamond Scroll Border Maker Cartridge.  I adhered the Wish List title and the white circle photo frame with Foam Square Adhesives.

 

Christmas Joy 3

The row of houses is from one of the sheets of paper in the Christmas Joy Paper Pack.  The fence is made with the Picket Fence Border Maker Cartridge and the trees are made with the Evergreen Border Maker Cartridge.  Add torn white cardstock for the snow in-between the fence and the trees.  This idea is adapted from the CM Blog.

 

Christmas Joy 5

The roof-top is made with the Film Strip Border Maker Cartridge and a strip of red striped paper.  Thread the red paper strip through the film strip border piece  going in and out every two spaces.  Cut a 2×2 square from the red paper and use the cut-out pieces from the Film Strip border to make the bricks.  Punch a Picket Fence border and cut off most of the border to make the top of the chimney.  Use Foam Square Adhesives to adhere chimney to add depth.  Embellish with Christmas Joy Stickers.  This idea is from the CM Blog.

 

Christmas Joy 4

I used both the Medallion Frame Chain and Diamond Scroll Border Maker Cartridges on these pages.  The green scallops are 2″ circles punched with our Shape Maker and cut in half.