Woodland Whimsy Baby Borders

What’s not to love about the new Woodland Whimsy Baby Collection? The colors, the patterns and the oh-so-adorable baby animal stickers are breathtaking! I couldn’t wait to play…

These borders are designed with options for both boys and girls and play really nicely with the Woodland Whimsy Fast2Fab predesigned pages. Make them up, and use as you wish to add a little flair on pages of baby’s monthly milestones.

Tip: You may want to wait to add the month shapes, as you can mix and match any of the borders with any months as you create your baby’s album.

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Sorbet Fast2Fab + New Tools = Sweet!

Fast2Fab Albums have quickly become my favorite way to scrapbook! I love how quickly and easily the pages come together, helping me stay caught up on my projects. Plus, with the matching papers and embellishments, I can add a little personalization and flexibility to the printed pages.

Here are a few sweet Fast2Fab layouts combining the Sorbet Collection with some of the newest tools. A BEFORE photo shows the pre-printed layout, and an AFTER photo is what it looks like with a few simple touches. I’ve added a few tried and true “F2F TIPS” that help me make the most of this way of album-making. If you haven’t tried a Fast2Fab yet…what are you waiting for?

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Cake My Day Scrapbooking Borders

PARTY TIME!

Birthday parties and celebrations of all kinds tend to be fun and lively, so why not make your pages lively too? The Cake My Day paper and stickers combined with favorite Creative Memories tools will do the job

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Sorbet Collection Border Ideas

Everything about the Sorbet Collection makes me happy! Fun, bright colors and playful flowers and shapes just make me smile. I couldn’t wait to pull out our fun new tools and play around with some borders! I like to use the borders to personalize my Sorbet Fast2Fab album, although they’re sure to add a lively spark to any kind of page style. Give ’em a try…bet you’ll be smiling, too!

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Mi Amor 2 for 1 Borders, Part Two

Welcome to Part 2, Mi Amor 2 for 1 Borders.

Did you like the border ideas, which get cut up into two pieces–using one portion for 8×8 pages?  In this post, you will see how to add the rest of those pieces to create beautiful cards.

Using the pictures as your guide, make 12 Valentine cards with your remaining border pieces. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please refer back to Part 1.)

 

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Mi Amor 2 for 1 Borders, Part 1

 

2 for 1 is always a great thing, right? How about this: Start by creating a dozen borders using the Mi Amor collection. Then cut them apart and use one set to decorate an 8×8 Album for your sweetheart and the other set to make a dozen Valentine greeting cards.

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Create Borders using Christmas Past

The Christmas Past Collection recalls the tradition of holidays spent with family. The sounds, smells and feelings of the season evoke nostalgia for the warmth of gathering with those you love, all through your lives.

The new Christmas Past Collection will bring you back, connecting Christmases past with present, reminding you of the traditions that connect your family through the years.

These borders will work well with any Christmas photos you want to remember and feature in your albums.

These borders work perfectly with the pre-designed pages of the Christmas Past Fast2Fab Album and are a fun way to add a personal touch.

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Denim Blues Collection Scrapbooking Border Ideas

Who doesn’t love denim? Your go-to when it’s time to kick back might just be your favorite pair of jeans. We love denim because it works with anything, can be dressed up or down and it’s super comfy. Our new Denim Blues collection is just like that. Nearly every kind of page layout works great with these comforting shades of blue denim! Here, I’ve paired it up with Fall In, Uncharted and Hello Baby Boy collections.

To create these borders, you’ll need:

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Happy Border

  1. Cut striped paper (Denim Blues) to 2.5″ x 12″. Cut a strip of white/lt blue dot paper (Denim Blues) to 2″ x 12″ and adhere on top of border.
  2. Using the Circle Weave cartridge, punch 3 borders using 3 shades of denim (Denim Blues). Using Repositionable Tape Runner Refill, adhere all 3 borders side by side on top of border.
  3. Trim a ribbon of slate cardstock (Travel) to 1/4″ x 12″. Weave through center circles of middle weave. Trim ends at an angle.
  4. Trim a piece of brown leather paper (Uncharted) to 1.5″ x 3.25″. Notch corners with 2-Way Corner Rounder. Trim a piece of lt blue plaid paper (Denim Blues) to 1.25″ x 3″. Notch corners and adhere on top of brown piece. Add to border on top of ribbon. Add a title using ABC/123 stickers (Denim Blues).

Smiles Border

  1. Cut a strip of large dot paper (Denim Blues) to 2.5″ x 12″. Cut a strip of wood paper (Hello Baby Boy) to 1.25″ x 12″. Adhere to top of border.
  2. Using Crown cartridge, punch 2 borders out of diagonal striped paper (Denim Blues). Trim 1 to 1.25″ and the other to .75″ widths. Trim top 1/4″ “bulbs” off each and then adhere to border as shown, with wood paper peekiing out behind.
  3. Using Buttons cartridge, punch a border out of medium blue denim paper (Denim Blues). Adhere on top of crown borders as shown.
  4. Add Denim Blues flowers and buttons as  well as the “smiles” sticker (Hello Baby Boy).

Our Getaway Border

  1. Using Picket Fence cartridge, punch a border out of rust paper (Fall In). Trim to 3″ x 12″.
  2. Cut a strip of lt blue dot paper (Denim Blues) to 1″ x 12″. Adhere to border so just the squares of picket fence show through. Add a 1/4″ strip of dark denim (Denim Blues) behind picket fence squares.
  3. Tear a strip of blue plaid paper (Denim Blues) to about 1.75″ x 12. Adhere as shown to border.
  4. Add Denim Blues flower and button embellishments as well as “Our Getaway” sticker (Uncharted).

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Sun Border

  1. Cut a strip of striped paper (Denim Blues) to 2″ x 12″. Tear a strip of navy dot paper (Denim Blues) to about 1.5″ x 12″ and adhere to border.
  2. Using Lace Flower Chain cartridge, punch a border with medium blue paper (Denim Blues) and adhere to middle of border.
  3. To create tag, cut a piece of sand Slide-In card (Cool Serenity) to 1.75″ x 3.75″. Round 2 corners and punch hole as shown. Using the Filmstrip cartridge with the tag overhanging the edge only .5″, punch the opposite end of the tag to make (trim as desired to make notched edge). Add “Sun” sticker (Cool Serenity).
  4. Add Denim Blues flower/sun and button to top of border. “Attach” tag.

Denim Stars Border

  1. Cut a strip of navy dot paper (Denim Blues) to 2.5″ x 12″. Cut a strip of beige map paper (Uncharted) to 2″ x 12″ and adhere to border.
  2. Cut a strip of rust paper (Fall In) to 1″ x 12″. Using Star cartridge, punch a border out of denim stars paper (Denim Blues) and adhere on top of rust strip. Add to border diagonally as shown, trimming to fit beige map paper.
  3. Cut a strip of rust paper (Fall In) to 1/8″ x 12″. Adhere alongside part of star border as shown.
  4. Add Denim Blues button embellishments as well as “Circa 2016” sticker (Uncharted).

 

 

Virtual Crop: Welcome/Challenge 1-Sketch

Welcome!

We are SOOOO glad that you joined us for the September 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.

We are thrilled to share with you—that we are offering for the first time ever a Virtual Crop Special!  If you place a $25 order today during the Virtual Crop (9am-6pm CST), you will get $10 off your purchase!  So, if you have had a few things on your wish list, today is the day to fill the cart!  Who doesn’t love a FREE $10?  Happy Shopping! Make sure you use the code:  SEPTCROP10

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