“Graphic,” “striking” and “bold” pretty much sum up the new Black & White collection. Add that to the new Double Chevron Border Maker Cartridge and Starburst Punch, along with your favorite Cardstock colors and you have all you need to make some seriously snazzy scrapbook borders! In fact, we’ve come up with 5 scrapbook borders you’ll want to make. The best part – they can be used for nearly any occasion, from birthdays to graduations to weddings and on and on.
My beautiful niece recently married, and I offered (I would’ve begged) to make her wedding album for her! The new Forever Yours Wedding Collection with its elegant, timeless pieces, along with the lovely photos taken, are all I need to create the perfect keepsake of her special day.
Here are a few borders I’ve created to personalize the Forever Yours Fast2Fab Album I’m using. Something I love about making borders to decorate my pages is that they are so versatile: they work well on any style of page, from Fast2Fab to black to white.
Looking to add a fun, graphic “punch” to your pages? Try out the new Doily Border Punch! The doily shapes are nearly 1-1/4″ big and by themselves really accent a page. But add a few more of the fun papers and embellishments from several favorite Creative Memories collections, and they really pop!
Creative Memories new Forever Yours Collection was released just in time for the spring/summer wedding season. I know that I’ll be attending a few bridal showers and two weddings this summer – one being my son’s – and I’ll need some cards for gift-giving.
I created two beautiful layered cards with lots of texture and pretty details using the Forever Yours Paper, Stickers, Embellishments, Laser Cut Embellishments and Vellum Paper. Our new 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch added the final pièce de résistance to these cards.
Did you see the NEW 12″ x 12″ Calendar Refill Pages?
These pages are great for documenting your day to day, or month by month.
….or you can use them in non-traditional ways.
Today I will share a few ideas with you, showing you exactly that. Non-Traditional Calendar Grid Scrapbook Pages.
Natural Elegance is such a beautiful scrapbooking product collection. The colours are incredible and the variety of papers in the paper pack are fantastic! It is definitely the perfect collection to use for a wedding project. What happens when you don’t have a wedding project to work on but you’re dying to play with it anyway? Not to worry – let me share with you how you can make the perfect little brag book to showcase your Instagram photos, along with a few of your scrapbooking tools!
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.
Wedding photos capture a beautiful moment in time. The way you arrange them in your album will help you share the love story in a simple, meaningful way.
I love attending weddings and I love taking photos at weddings! As the guest there are so many fun things to snap photos of and I am going to give you a few tips and things I like capturing with my camera.
We just went to a gorgeous outdoor wedding this past weekend so the photo opportunities were abundant! I love details so I love taking photos of the decorations and the creativity the bride and groom have poured into their wedding. Usually the couple’s personalities shine through the decoration choices and it was certainly was the case at this wedding.
I love hosting bridal and baby showers!
I like any excuse to make crafty personalized decorations, bake something scrumptious, and pull out and use my collection of antique glassware and china.
I used our new Natural Elegance Collection to make these table arrangements for a bridal shower.
The bride-to-be was thrilled that I incorporated engagement photos of the couple and added a splash of the wedding color with solid cardstock.
To make these paper flower bouquets, you’ll need:
- Natural Elegance Paper Pack
- Natural Elegance Slide-In Pack
- Natural Elegance Embellishments
- Hello Baby Solid 12×12 Cardstock Paper Pack
- Foam Squares
- Tape Runner
- Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns
- Original Border Maker with Lace Scallop Border Maker Cartridge
- Two-Way Corner Rounder
- All-Purpose Scissors
- Floral Stem Wire- Craft Store
- Sharp Pointed Object to punch holes, such as an ice pick. I used a Paper Piercing Tool.
Step 1: To make the photo flowers, cut your photos into circles and mat with larger circles cut from designer paper or cardstock.
Step 2: Punch a lace scallop border from solid cardstock and fold in-between each scallop. Use tape runner to put adhesive on the bottom edge of the lace scallop border and adhere to the backside edge of the photo mat. If your arrangements will be viewed from both sides, adhere another matted photo on the back side of the lace scallop border. Adhere floral stem wire to the back side of the flowers or in-between the layers using large foam squares.
Step 3: I added a cropped slide-in card and a die cut embellishment to my two photo flowers.
Step 1: To make the large layered flowers, cut a variety of circles of different sizes from the designer paper.
Step 2: Follow our CM video instructions for folding and cutting the circles to make Corner Rounder Flowers. Crumple up the finished flowers and then unfold and smooth them.
Step 3: Layer 3 or 4 flowers from largest to smallest. Use a small amount of tape runner in the center of the flowers to hold them together.
Step 4: Using a sharp pointed object, poke two holes through your stack of flowers. Push floral stem wire up through one hole; bend the end and push it back down through the other hole. Twist the end around the bottom base of your flower.
Step 5: Use a large foam square to attach a small flower with a pearl embellishment to the center of each flower.
Step 1: To make medium sized layered flowers, cut 5 or 6 circles of the same size and follow instructions above. Add leaf die cut embellishments to bottom layers. See my taupe flower with white flower embellishment center and my solid pink cardstock flower.
Step 1: Make the smallest flowers by layering flower embellishments with foam squares. Sandwich the floral stem wire in-between the layers. Add leaf die cut embellishments to the bottom layers. If your arrangement will be seen from both sides, make sure to add flower embellishments to the back side.
Let your imagination go wild with these! The combinations are endless! For fuller arrangements, you can add tissue paper flowers to the bouquets.