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Monday, August 3, 2015

CM Border Maker Mania Blog Hop

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.
You should have arrived here from Stefani’s blog - be sure to visit all the blogs so you don't miss anything!!
CM Border Mania Blog Hop!!
Mouse Memories
CM Border Mania Blog Hop!!
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.
CM Border Mania Blog Hop!!
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.
CM Border Mania Blog Hop!!
Add a few pieces from the Be Bold and Flourish Slide in Pack & all you’ll need to do is add your photos! 
CM Border Mania Blog Hop!!
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.
CM Border Mania Blog Hop!!
Those cute little bows are really easy to make!
CM Border Mania Blog Hop!!
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.
CM Border Mania Blog Hop!!
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
BLOG CANDY!!
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
Stefani Jones
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!)

76 comments:

  1. Love your Mouse Memories Borders!!! Wowee!!! My favorite border maker cartridge at the moment is the film strip cartridge. But I really love them all!!! Thanks for sharing...

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  2. Living only 1 1/2 hours from Disney we are there all the time. I will definitely put these ideas to use immediately. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love the additions you made to my Mickey Mouse border idea. The yellow and red Mickeys on black are fun and the Minnie Mouse bows are super cute! I really like the bubble border because it is so versatile, but I have to say that I think the filmstrip is my new favorite because it can be used on absolutely any page!

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  5. Love that you used all 3 new Border Maker cartridges in your layouts, which are absolutely adorable! Thanks for the great ideas and can't wait to see more! Off to play now!

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  8. Love the Mouse ears idea ... and when I first saw the "bow" idea, I thought the part of the star with one leg missing looked like a bow, too!

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  9. Great ideas!!! I can't wait to play with the new carts!!!

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    1. oh my favorite cart, it is soooo hard to decide! the bubble, film strip, and stars are arriving today! But the tried and true would have to be picket fence!

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  10. The bows to make the Minnie Mouse look are so cute. And I like the red and yellow paper. Makes the border POP!

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  11. disney is just around the corner (okay, a little further) but most of my customers go at least once a year...most of us even more frequently so the mickey and minnie borders are to die for! can't wait to share with my gang!

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  12. I'm in awe of the creativity! Who'da thought to use the star shapes to make hair bows? Love it!

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  13. I love your creativity! I gotta get the film strip now!

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  14. always looking for new ideas for Disney stuff

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  15. Love the Disney ideas!! Those little Minnie Mouse bows are the cutest!!

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  16. Love the Disney Page!
    Lisa, Great ideas as always!

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  17. I love the bubbles too... you get to use the scraps as confetti!

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  18. so darn cute - great to have new disney ideas!

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  19. Love the Mickey one. I'll have to try it for my next Disney layout.

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  20. We're going to Disney in the next year. I'm going to be using your idea for a layout. Thanks so much. Love it!!!

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  21. Love the Minnie bows! So creative!

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  22. I love all the ideas!! Very creative. I have to say the Mickey one is very cute. I definitely have some photos that would look great on those spreads. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. The Film Strip Cartridge is my favorite so far. I hope they come out with more to add to my collection!

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  24. Hi, Lisa! I hadn't thought of punching the border from different colored papers to get punchies to add to the main border. Cool idea!

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  25. Lisa, I especially love your Minnie Mouse border! This is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Lisa, I like these ideas. I'm going to share them at my next crop when I demonstrate the border maker system. My favorite cartridge is the Bubbles!

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  27. Great ideas! Such a creative way to use the two new border cartridges.

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  28. Thanks for the great ideas! I think my favorite is the film strip! AND - it is one of the few CM tools I actually DO NOT OWN! :)

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  29. I love the film strip cartridge!

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  30. My favorite is the bubbles. I love how you made Minnie. I have never seen that before.

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  31. I love the way you incorporated the bubbles into Mickey and Minnie heads. You are so creative!!

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  32. I have some gals who will LOVE the Disney ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Love the Disney borders! Thanks for sharing. Hard to pick a favorite border cartridge.

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  34. Mickey & Minnie are really cute!

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  35. My favorite is the bubbles cartridge. It is so versatile!

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  36. My favorite is the bubbles cartridge. It is so versatile!

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  37. I am really loving the filmstrip cartridge. I am impressed with the various ways it can be used! Good work, Lisa!

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  38. Love that idea of adding Mikey heads to the bubble border!! Too cute!

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  39. Thanks for sharing your ideas! Haven't used my border maker in a while...gotta get back to that. Probably my favorite new one is the bubble maker! :-0

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  40. Love the Mouse idea! We are heading to Disney soon & I plan to use that idea in my kids books!

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    1. & my fav cartridge is the bubble maker.

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  41. My favorite border cartridge is the scallop one. It was the first one I bought!

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  42. My fave is the film strip of course! Thank you for all of your ideas!

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  43. I really like the Bubble Border cartridge so far. Just ordered the filmstrip.

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  44. Super cute ideas. I am in love with the filmstrip border cartridge! SO many possibilities.

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  45. I have to try the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse borders with my bubble punch. Thanks for the idea.

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  46. great ideas love the bubble punch my fave!

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  47. Living in Orlando, my customers are gonna love your Mickey and Minnie ideas....and those cute little bows! :) Thank you!

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  48. Neat ideas! Haven't used the border makers yet, but glad to see CM coming back! Also have never been to Disney, but love those cute ears!

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  49. Neat ideas! Haven't used the border makers yet, but glad to see CM coming back! Also have never been to Disney, but love those cute ears!

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  50. Creative Ideas! Looking forward to using and sharing these ideas for Disney lovers!

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  51. I love the Mickey makes me want to go to Disney again! But also love using the film strip for a page title!! Very nice

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  52. Renate "Ronney" CraigAugust 5, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    How cute to add color to the Bubbles cartridge to make Mickey and Minnie POP! I'm going to incorporate that border into a card for my next card making class ~ thanks!!

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  53. Very creative. I just got my bubble border maker and now have several new ideas for using it.

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  54. I LOVE your ideas! You really know how to add to the basic punch! I will be using these ideas, as I just took a trip to DISNEY with my kids and grandchildren. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  55. I really like the bubble maker.

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  56. Love the film strip cartridge! Your ideas are great!

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  57. My favorite cartridge so far is the film strip. I can use this a lot as I take many photos and can use pieces of photos and feel like I am using all the pics.

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  58. The filmstrip cartridge is my new favorite!

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  60. I learned so much from your Blog. Thank you for sharing. Can't believe I never thought to cut the points off stars to make bows or to use punched out circles to make Mickey Ears. Would love to make both versions of your layout for my Summer trip to Disneyland Paris. I like the looks of both borders because so versatile but if had to pick one would pick the film strip border.

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    1. Thank you, Kim & CONGRATULATIONS! Your comment was randomly selected and I have some goodies to send your way. Please email me (lisa@lisasworkshop.net) with you mailing address when you get a chance!!

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  61. Lisa, I've been following your blog for about 5 years now and I have found so many great ideas and inspiration from you as a fellow CM Advisor. I love the Disney ideas, I will put them to use when I work on this years trip to Disney World this fall! Carrie G., NY

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  62. Love the mouse memories idea.

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  63. Clever lady Love how you came up with Minnie's bow! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. I am very impressed how use incorporated the bubble maker into your Disney layout - never would have thought of that!! And the Minnie star bows - AWESOME!!

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    1. The bubble maker is my new favorite!!

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  65. I really love the BorderMaker....Of the new cartridges I'd have to say I like the bubbles best!

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  66. I know someone that loves Minnie Mouse - she will get such a kick out of this.

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  67. You can do so many things with the bubble cartridge - love it. :)

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  68. Thanks for sharing your ideas. The different colors for the "Minnie Mouse" ideas and how to make a bow from a star is awesome!

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  69. Very creative ideas!!! I bet you are good with the old ginger bread men border...

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  70. Oh, the bubble maker cartridge is my favorite, by far. However, I use the tree cartridge an awful lot too!

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