2+2+2 = An Abundance of Craft Ideas For You!

Two cards, two borders and two double-page spreads for each of the TWO fantastic You-Pick-It Promo Bundles?! Now that’s what we call two-riffic!

Today’s blog post comes to you from CM Independent Advisor Lauren Hinds and features craft ideas for using the two You-Pick-It Bundles — you won’t want to miss it!

Lauren’s Inspiration

“When Advisor Pam Winn told me about her idea to create a 2+2+2 Class (where attendees learn how to create two cards, two borders and two two-page spreads), I knew the idea would be a hit with customers and Advisors alike! It’s a great way to get your hands on the new products and get started on creating album pages.

“And what better time to create some ideas than with the new You-Pick-It Promo?! I combined Pam’s idea with my love for creating simple base page layouts that are a perfect place for fun border strips. I hope this gives you some inspiration and ideas on how to use these fabulous new products.”

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To create these Walking on Sunshine Promo Projects, you will need:

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Fantastic Day Border

Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Wave Blade, cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 12″ x 2 3/4″.

Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut a piece of the waves paper to measure 2 1/2″ x 12″. (Make sure the waves are going horizontal.)

Step 3: Cut three circles out of the sunshine yellow suns paper using the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern on the inside track using the Red Blade.

Step 4: Cut three rings from the flip-flops paper using the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern on the inside track using the Blue Blade followed by the Red Blade.

Step 5: Adhere circles to the waves paper, allowing some of the circles to go off the side of the paper. Carefully trim the circles with a scissors and adhere extra pieces to the border as shown.

Step 6: Adhere the “This was a fantastic day” laser title embellishment to the border.

Park Bench Border

Step 1: Cut a base layer of White Solid Cardstock to measure 12″ x 2 1/2″.

Step 2: Punch a strip of the green gingham paper with the Walk in the Park Border Punch. Trim to measure 2″ to the top of the tallest tree.

Step 3: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut the sunshine yellow suns paper to measure 2″ to the blade (swell).

Step 4: With the 12-inch Trimmer, trim the other side of the swell paper to measure 1-1/2″ past the edge of the swell.

Step 5: With the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 2-1/2″ piece from the park bench punched paper. Next, trim a 1/2″ piece off the punched strip. Repeat cutting a 2-1/2″ then 1/2″ piece until you have cut the entire strip. This creates movement in the trees for your border.

Step 6: Using the 2″ sunshine yellow suns paper with the swell, trim four 2-1/2″ segments. 

Step 7: Using the 1-1/2” fresh flowers paper, trim four 2-1/2″ segments.

Step 8: Starting at the top of the border strip, adhere the suns piece using the straight part of the strip for the top.

Step 9: Moving down the strip, adhere the park bench punch piece so that it overlaps the sun paper and does not show any white underneath.

Step 10: Adhere the fresh flowers paper on top of the park bench piece, showing the swell edge.

Step 11: Continue down the strip using the suns, park bench and fresh flowers papers alternately until you reach the bottom of the border.

2-Page Layout for the Park Bench Border

*NOTE: Either the park bench double-page layout can be made with the sun paper OR the flip-flops double-page layout. To create both, you will need to substitute the sun paper on one of the layouts.

Step 1: With the 12-inch Trimmer, cut the green gingham paper at 10″ then turn the 12″ x 10″ paper to create another cut at 5″. (You will have a 10″ x 5″ rectangle and a 10″ x 7″ rectangle.)

Step 2: Using the full sheet of yellow sunshine suns paper, cut a 12″ x 7″ strip.

Step 3: With the same paper, cut a 2-1/2″ strip. (You will have one additional 2-1/2″ strip.)

Step 4: Using the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut one of the 2-1/2″ strips in half, using the swell blade.

Step 5: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut the swell pieces at 5″.

Step 6: Place cut paper on a double-page spread as shown, adding the Park Bench Border.

2-Page Layout for the Fantastic Day Border

Step 1: With the 12-inch Trimmer, cut the waves paper at 10″ then turn the 12″ x 10″ paper to create another cut at 5″. (You will have a 10″ x 5″ rectangle and a 10″ x 7″ rectangle.)

Step 2: Using the full sheet of yellow sunshine suns paper (or paper of your choice), cut a 12″ x 7″ strip.

Step 3: With the same paper, cut a 2-1/2″ strip. (You will have one additional 2-1/2″ strip.)

Step 4: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut the remaining 12″ x 2″ flip-flops paper in half, so you will have two 12″ x 1″ strips. Cut both strips at 5″.

Step 5: Place cut paper on a double-page spread as shown, adding the Fantastic Day border.

Happy Happy Happy Card

Step 1: Use a card from the Blank Card Kit as the base for this card. Punch a strip of the green gingham paper with the Walk in the Park Border Punch. Trim to measure 2″ to the top of the tallest tree. 

Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut the park bench punched strip into three 4″ pieces.

Step 3: With the yellow sunshine suns paper used to create the border strips, cut a 4″ x 2-1/2″ rectangle. 

Step 4: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 1″ strip and then trim into three 4″ pieces.

Step 5: Adhere pieces to card and layer as shown, leaving a 1/4″ margin around the paper edge.

Step 6: Adhere the “Happy happy happy” laser title embellishment.

You Make Me Smile Pull-Out Card

Step 1: Use a card from the Blank Card Kit as the base for this card. Cut the waves paper to measure 4″ x 5-1/4″. 

Step 2: With the Circle Cutter set at 3 1/2″, cut a notch on the 4″ side of waves paper.

Step 3: Cut a 3″ x 4″ rectangle out of the flip-flops paper, round edges with the 2-Way Corner Rounder.

Step 4: Cut a 3″ x 4” rectangle out of White Solid Cardstock, round edges with the 2-Way Corner Rounder.

Step 5: Adhere the cardstock to the back of flip-flops paper, then punch the top to create a small opening. (Note: A picture can be added to this card to add some fun!)

Step 6: With adhesive, adhere the waves paper to the top of the card on three sides, leaving the notched side open.

Step 7: Cut a 3″ x 3″ square out of the flip-flops paper, fold in half and adhere it so that it goes around and inside the card.

Step 8: Add a small cut circle (left over from the border strip) and a pull tab to the card .

Step 9: Adhere the “You make me smile” laser title embellishment.

To create these Sweater Weather Promo Projects, you will need:

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Peekaboo Pumpkin Border

Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Wave Blade, cut a base layer of White Solid Cardstock to measure 12″ x 2-3/4″.

Step 2: Cut a second layer out of the plaid paper to measure 12″ x 2-1/2″. 

Step 3: Cut a 12″ x 2″ strip of pumpkin orange gingham paper. Turn horizontally and cut two 2-1/2″ pieces.

Step 4: Using the pumpkin orange gingham paper, punch a strip with the Pumpkin Vine Border Punch. 

Step 5: Adhere the pumpkin strip to the eggplant leaves paper, leaving a 1″ strip of eggplant leaves paper below the pumpkins.

Step 6: Using the inside track of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut four circles from the eggplant leaves and pumpkin paper, aligning the pumpkins in the circles.

Step 7: Adhere the cut-out circles to the plaid paper, allowing the circles to go off the side of the paper as shown.

Step 8: Carefully trim the  circles with Micro-Tip Scissors.

Step 9: Adhere the plaid paper to base layer.

Step 10: Adhere the “This was a fantastic day” laser title embellishment to border.

Oh Happy Day Border

Step 1: Cut a base layer of navy blue forest paper to measure 12″ x 2-1/2″.

Step 2: Using the wave edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut the leaves paper to measure 1-1/2″ to the blade (swell).

Step 3: With the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, trim the other side of the swell paper to measure 1″ past the edge of the swell.

Step 4: Cut an additional strip from leaves paper to measure 12″ x 1″.

Step 5: With the 12-inch Trimmer and Victorian Blade, cut the pumpkin orange gingham paper. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, trim to measure 1/2″.

Step 6: With the inside track of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from the pumpkin orange gingham paper.

Step 7: Adhere the “Oh happy day” laser title embellishment to circle, then cut circle in half as shown.

Step 8: Adhere strips and circles to the base layer as shown.

2-Page Layout for the Sweater Weather Borders

*NOTE: The following base page layout can be used for both border strips, just by moving the position of the papers. 

Step 1: With the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 12″ x 2″ strip from pumpkin orange gingham paper. Turn horizontally and cut at 5″.

Step 2: Turn the remaining 12″ x 10″ paper horizontally and cut at 5″. (You will have a 10″ x 5″ rectangle and a 10″ x 7″ rectangle.)

Step 3: Using the full sheet of navy blue forest paper, cut a 12″ x 5″ strip.

Step 4: Place cut paper on a double-page spread as shown, adding the border strip of your choice.

Friends Banner Card

Step 1: Use a card from the Blank Card Kit as the base for this card. Cut the eggplant leaves paper to measure 4″ x 5-1/4″. 

Step 2: With the Circle Cutter set to 4″, cut a circle out of the leaves paper. Cut in half.

Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 1-1/4″ strip of pumpkin orange gingham paper. Create a “banner” cut on the end and trim to measure 5″.

Step 4: With the plaid paper, create a 5″ x 3/4″ strip. Layer papers as shown.

Step 5: Adhere the “Friends” laser title embellishment to the pumpkin orange gingham banner.

Peekaboo Pumpkin Card

Step 1: Use a card from the Blank Card Kit as the base for this card. Cut the plaid paper to measure 4″ x 5-1/4″. 

Step 2: With the Pumpkin Vine Border Punch, punch a strip of pumpkins using the eggplant leaves paper. Cut apart a single pumpkin and a set of two pumpkins.

Step 3: With the inside track of the large Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut an oval in the lower-right corner of the plaid paper.

Step 4: Adhere the plaid paper to the card, leaving a 1/4″ edge around the paper.

Step 5: Place the second-largest oval Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern over the plaid oval cutout, and cut an oval out of the card front using the inside track with the Red Blade.

Step 6: Using the pumpkin orange gingham side of the oval cut from the plaid paper, adhere the oval to inside of card, aligning under the cut-out on the front of the card.

Step 7: Adhere cut apart pumpkins so they peek through the oval window as shown.

What do you think of Lauren’s craft ideas? Will you make them all? And have you taken advantage of the You-Pick-It Promo yet? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below!

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7 thoughts on “2+2+2 = An Abundance of Craft Ideas For You!

  1. Love these ideas, Lauren! And even thought the wallpapering is not my style, I’m sure I can come up with something that works. Now…..I’d better go put my order in for these great promos! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Pam Winn is my advisor and holds a 2+2+2 class every 6 weeks virtually. She sends out detailed instructions plus she walks you through the entire creation step by step. Even if you have never put together any paper crafts, I highly recommend taking Pam’s class. She has a special FB group that you get to join and be a part of when you sign up for a class.

    Feel free to look in FB or check out nthe classes on the Creative Memories website.

  3. How clever is that. Especially the park benches design. Can’t wait for my package and I will be joining one of Pam’s classes. So much talent! And she shares. Ty.

  4. I really like the Park Border Punch and the lovely gingham paper. Thanks for sharing these great layouts.

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