Welcome to the CM Bordermania Blog Hop featuring ideas for the Creative Memories Border Maker System! This wonderful tool makes punching borders a breeze! It’s super easy to use, is almost fool-proof (I can attest to this!) and there are some really fun cartridges available with more on the way! Be sure to visit all the stops (there is blog candy) You should end at the CM Blog and have a chance at a great prize.
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I love how versatile these cartridges are! The bubble cartridge could be used for bubbles, of course but how about snow or confetti or mouse heads?
The above layout was inspired by an idea shared by CMA Susan Bashey Brandes (she used a hole punch to add ears to the bubbles to make mouse heads.)
To make this layout first use the Border Maker System to punch out a border at the top using the Film Strip cartridge and another on the bottom using the Bubble cartridge.
To turn the bubble border into a mouse head border punch out 2 bubble borders – one using the red cardstock from the Shades of Red Decorative Cardstock paper pack and another using the dotted yellow paper from the Primary Paper Pack. Use a white 12x12 refill page under the black background paper or cut a strip to go behind each of the borders from white cardstock or paper. Using the circles punched out when making the red and yellow bubble borders, fill in the larger circles as shown and tuck smaller circles behind them, adhering them to the page.
For the top border add Gold ABC/123 stickers to spell “memories” and add red stars punched out of Red Decorative Cardstock using the Star cartridge.
Add a few pieces from the Be Bold and Flourish Slide in Pack & all you’ll need to do is add your photos!
Supplies used for the Mouse Memories page:
Neutral Paper Pack (black background paper) Shades of Red Designer Cardstock (Red mouse heads & stars) Primary Paper Pack (yellow mouse heads) The Original Border Maker System with Bubble, Star and Film Strip Cartridges. 12’ Straight Trimmer (It really cuts straight!!) Be Bold & Flourish Slide-in Pack
Gold ABC/123 Stickers
It’s easy enough to change this layout to one that is more feminine! The steps are the same as above – with a little extra touch from the bows.
Those cute little bows are really easy to make!
Punch out a few stars using the Star Cartridge with the Border Maker System and trim off 2 of the stars “arms” to make each bow.
Adhere two “arms” from the star, points touching in the middle of the girl mouse’s head. Use one of the small circles punched using the Bubble cartridge for the center of the bow.
Supplies used for the Girl Mouse Memories page:
Neutral Paper Pack (black background paper) Shades of Red Designer Cardstock (Pink mouse heads & stars) Primary Paper Pack (yellow mouse heads) The Original Border Maker System with Bubble, Star and Film Strip Cartridges. 12’ Straight Trimmer (It really cuts straight!!)
Look on the Bright Side Slide-in Pack Gold ABC/123 Stickers
Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to leave a comment listing which CM Border Maker System cartridge is your favorite. I’ll randomly pick one person that leaves a comment on this post to receive the borders made featured in this blog post (and a few other goodies)! I’ll contact the winner for their mailing address. These will be mailed after August 17th…I’m blogging while on vacation (LOVE my job!!) and unfortunately I won’t be able to post them until then.
Your next stop on the CM Blog Hop is Diana Brinsley
Here’s a list of all participating in this blog hop in case you get lost:
Creative Memories Blog
Lisa Graham (you are here) Diana Brinsley
Creative Memories Blog - be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a FANTASTIC prize!!
Good Luck! If you’re not the lucky winner please visit your CM Advisor’s website to place your order.
Need a CM Advisor? I’m happy to help!! If you click on any of the product links in this post you’ll be taken to my CM Advisor site. (Thank you!)