During the autumn season, it’s hard to walk anywhere without having to side-step peppy pinecones and scattered branches. And whether you’re raking leaves in the yard or strolling the sidewalks to see their changing hues, the Pinecone Punch and Branch Border Punch are perfect for creating an arboretum of autumn scrapbook layouts. They’re available only through a limited-time promotion, so check out today’s ideas using these two exclusive punches and then head over to your CM site and make qualifying purchases to earn them!
To create this layout you’ll need:
- Harvest Delight Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Harvest Delight Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Pinecone Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Branch Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- 12-inch Trimmer with Straight and Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
Step 1: Use a sheet of white floral patterned paper as the base for this layout.
Step 2: For the border, use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Wave Blade and cut a 2-1/2″ x 12″ strip of light blue patterned paper. Cut a 1/2″ x 12″ strip of blue chevron patterned paper and adhere it 1/4″ below the top edge of the border. Cut a 1-1/2″ x 12″ strip of gold leaf patterned paper and adhere it 1/4″ above the bottom edge of the border.
Step 3: Using the Branch Border Punch, punch a border from the teal patterned paper and adhere it along the seam between the blue chevron patterned strip and the gold leaf patterned strip. Using the Pinecone Punch, punch pinecones out of each of the gold, light blue and teal patterned papers, as shown. Using the Tape Runner and Repositionable adhesive, attach all but two of the pinecones to branches, alternating as you go.
Step 4: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Wave Blade, cut two 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ pieces of light blue patterned paper. Mount them on the layout, as shown. Switch to the 12-inch Trimmer Straight Blade and cut two 4″ x 6″ pieces of green floral patterned paper. Mount them onto the light blue pieces and mount two 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ photos on top.
Step 5: Adhere the remaining pinecones to the lower left corner of the layout. Add the tag, flower, leaves, “Memories” and “So Fun!” stickers, as shown. Journal as desired.
Love this outdoor scrapbook layout and hungry for more ideas? Enjoy these “outside the box” ideas Advisors Lara Carlson, Melissa Albers, Shelly Norris and Belinda Bowen came up with!
What will you create with these new punches? Let us know in the comments below!
Learn more about how to earn these exclusive punches — they’re only available for a limited time!