“Think imaginatively using new ideas instead of traditional or expected ideas.”
Can you guess what the sentence above is a definition of? I’m almost one hundred percent positive that you’ve heard it before…
Need a hint? A square box….or lots of little square boxes.
Did you get it now? Alright, let’s check your answer.
Continue reading It’s Hip to be Square: Create a Calendar Grid Scrapbook Layout
The Digital Mi Amor kit isn’t just for Valentines! It can be used for many different themed photos throughout the year, love, wedding, couples, travel, prom and VALENTINES!
Continue reading Digital Scrapbooking Layouts using Mi Amor Digital Kit
Bold and geometric, the Argyle punch is fun to use on all kinds of page layouts. I’ve paired it with the versatile Denim Blues collection in each of the border ideas below; and added a theme with several of my favorite product collections. Try them as is or substitute with products you have on hand. Borders like these match up well on predesigned Fast2Fab as well as blank pages.
To make these borders you will need:
Continue reading Argyle Punch Border Ideas
The new Zig Zag Border Maker cartridge is sure to liven up your pages! Here, I’ve paired it with a few of my favorite product collections.
To make these borders, you’ll need:
Painted Harvest Leaves Border
- Cut a 2-1/2″ x 12″ strip of peacock blue cardstock. Cut a 2-1/4″ x 12″ strip of dark blue leaves paper and mount on top of cardstock border.
- Using Zig Zag cartridge, punch 2 borders with burnt orange paper, 1 with turquoise paper and 1 with light yellow paper. Mount to border as shown, nesting 3 zig zags and flipping second orange zig zag for effect. (Save leftover shapes for floral border, below.)
- Cut three 1-1/2″ peacock blue squares, two 1-1/4″ yellow squares, one 1-1/4″ orange square and one 1-3/4″ orange square. Mount as shown to border. Punch a variety of leaves from scraps of paper and apply to boxes.
Painted Harvest Floral Border
- Cut a 2-1/2″ x 12″ strip of turquoise paper. Cut four 2″ squares of tiny-leaves paper and adhere to border, spaced as shown. Using leftover 2″ scraps from above zig zag borders, apply between squares as shown.
- Using Zig Zag cartridge, punch 2 borders with burnt orange paper. Apply behind border, with edges peeking out.
- Add leaves and flowers embellishments. Top with jewels, if desired.
Daily Docket Feathers Border
- Cut a 2-1/2″ x 12″ strip of feathers paper. Cut a 1-1/2″ x 12″ strip of both green fern paper and yellow paper. Mount green paper near the top of feather paper. Cut yellow paper in 2″ lengths and add every 2″ down length of green paper.
- Using both the Zig Zag and Chevron cartridges, punch a border with royal cardstock, alternating cartridges down the length of the paper. Mount on top of green/yellow strip.
- Punch a yellow zig zag border and add behind border, peeking out from the bottom as shown.
- Add feathers and arrow with a foam strip.
Daily Docket Snowflakes Border
- Cut a 2-1/2″ x 12″ strip of royal cardstock. Cut a 2-1/4″ x 12″ strip of striped paper and mount on top of royal border. Cut a 1-1/4″ x 12″strip of cream dot paper and mount on top of striped strip.
- Using the Zig Zag cartridge, punch two borders with brown patterned paper. Apply to either side of cream dot paper. Using the Snowflake cartridge, punch a border with royal cardstock and mount down the middle, between zig zags.
- Add snowflake and wind stickers using foam squares.
Uncharted Life is an Adventure Border
- Trim out Life is an Adventure strip.
- Using the Zig Zag cartridge, punch a border with each royal and peacock blue cardstock, and punch two borders with burnt orange paper (from Painted Harvest). Adhere orange borders behind Adventure strip with points peeking out. Add royal and peacock blue zig zags beneath lower orange border, overlapping as shown.
- Add hot air balloon embellishments and What a View! sticker with foam squares.
Uncharted Bicycle Border
- Cut a 2-1/2″ x 12″ border with royal cardstock. Cut a 2″ x 12″ border of cream postcard paper.
- Using the Zig Zag cartridge, punch a border with each royal and peacock blue cardstock. Apply zig zags cream border, angling them as shown. Add black/white stripe sticker pieces as well. Trim along edges.
- Mount cream border on top of cardstock. Add bicycle sticker with foam squares.
Borders are a staple in scrapbooking. Whether working on the most elaborate or the most simple spread, creating a border has long time been a go-to for scrapbookers. There are so many different materials you can use for borders from cardstock to designer paper, stickers to embellishments. The Border Maker System is a must-have tool if you enjoy making borders – it is so user friendly and the options are endless with the catalogue of cartridges available. Today, I want to share with you three different borders made with three different product collections.
Continue reading Scrapbook Borders – Three Ways
Playing around with the new Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge, I discovered it can create some versatile looks. I love how it plays off of the Lace Flower Chain and Chevron shapes, too. For these borders, I tried it out using several of my favorite Collections: Fall In, Fresh Picks, Cool Serenity and Natural Elegance Wedding.
Continue reading Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge Scrapbooking Ideas
Summer is just about coming to an end, and I am sure that you all have taken fabulous vacations before the kids headed back to school!
Krislyn shares with us some border ideas for all those water related photos that you took–adding to the borders, she created some beautiful page titles using the slide-ins.
These combos are sure to add pizzazz to all of your summery travel scrapbook pages.
Continue reading Summer Vacation/Travel Scrapbook Border Ideas
I just wanted to share an idea on how to use the Slide-in Packs to get an album completed quickly.
When I packed for vacation this time I packed a Cool Serenity Slide-in Pack and my Creative Memories Pens and a commitment to journal while we were on vacation!
I always take so many photos when we are on vacation because I want to capture the memories, but I also enjoy photography so it is a major hi-light of vacation for me.
I struggle when I get home to get my album done because our busy schedule sometime gets in the way.
This time I thought I would try something different and journal about our vacation while we were there and use the Multi-Pocket Pages to complete my album when I returned home.
Continue reading Cool Serenity Slide-ins While on Vacation
We are SOOOO glad that you joined us for the July Virtual Crop!
We have so many ideas that we hope will inspire you today!
Welcome back to those of you who have virtually cropped with us before, and a BIG warm welcome to all you newbies!
If you are new, you might be asking yourself “What is a Virtual Crop, and WHY am I here?”
Let me help answer that!
First and foremost—no need to get out of your jammies! Just make yourself a cup of tea/coffee, grab a few photos, along with some scrappy supplies! (Oh, and you will DEFINITELY need some chocolate!)
We will be hosting several challenges right here on the blog, and posting to the events page on Facebook!
Please post your completed pages on the Facebook Events Page to qualify for the door prizes that will be given away throughout the day. If you have any questions, just ask in the comments section of each post either here on the blog or on the Facebook Page.
Continue reading Creative Memories July Virtual Crop: Challenge 1
I’m loving Creative Memories’ new Ocean Waves Border Maker Cartridge! Used with the blues from Creative Memories’ Travel Cardstock or the Cool Serenity Collection it’s the perfect complement to your seaside scrapbook layouts.
I’m sure you can also think of other ways this cool new tool can dress up your summertime scrapbook pages. Today I’m going to share three borders I created with the Ocean Wave Border Maker Cartridge and the Cool Serenity Collection.
Continue reading Ocean Waves Scrapbook Borders For Your Travel & Vacation Layouts