You have reached the third stop on the CM Holiday Blog Hop. My fellow CM Advisors and I are handing out some Holiday treats: ideas and inspiration for your pages, cards and tags featuring Creative Memories products.
I hope you are inspired by these Christmas Cuties!
This layout features papers, stickers and a Slide-In piece from the Christmas Joy product line. CM just released some wonderful new products – including some old favorites, too! You can see all the wonderful newly released products by clicking on “What’s New” at the top of your CM Advisor’s site. (If you already are working with a CM Advisor you’ll be taken to their site when clicking on links in this post. If you don’t have an Advisor already you’ll be taken to my CM Advisor site.)
Many of these Christmas Cuties need just a few shapes punched with the Border Maker System. Did you know you can quickly do this without using the positioning guide? Just pop in the cartridge, punch what you need & you’re good to go!
Head: Circle Cartridge from the Shape Maker System
Muzzle: From the light brown cardstock (Shades of Neutral) punch a tag using the Circle Tag Cartridge with the Shape Maker System. Cut out the inside circle.
Nose & Eyes: Circle leftovers from the Bubbles Cartridge and the Border Maker System.
Ears: Using the Picket Fence Cartridge and the Border Maker System punch out a partial border from the dark brown and light brown Designer Cardstock from the Shades of Neutral paper pack. Clip off two of the top triangular pieces from each color and layer them - offsetting the lt. brown below the dk. brown a bit. Adhere to the back of Rudolph’s head.
Antlers: Use the leftovers from the Diamond Scroll Cartridge and Border Maker System. Cut them apart to get the swirls, layer and adhere as shown using the wonderful Mini Tape Runner!!!! I’m so glad this is back! Remember, this Mini Tape Runner Refill fits in the regular CM Tape Runner!!
Mouth: Draw using the fine point of the Black Dual Tip Pen.
Body: Using the Circle Cartridge from the Shape Maker System punch the following circles: one light brown (Shades of Neutral), two red circles (Shades of Red), one white circle (Shades of Neutral) and also this shape from the corner of a piece of white cardstock:
Use the Two Way Corner Rounder to round the pointed corner of the white piece.
Cut the light brown circle in half.
Place the red circle on the bottom, then adhere the white circular shape on top of that and then the half circle on top.
Santa’s Beard: Use the leftover pieces from the Diamond Scroll Cartridge and Border Maker System. Cut them apart to get the swirls, adhere as shown.
Hat: Place the white and red circles behind Santa’s head as shown above. Use one of the large leftover circles from the Bubbles Cartridge and the Border Maker System for the pompom on Santa’s hat.
Belt: Cut a thin strip of black cardstock using either your Personal Trimmer or the 12” Trimmer. For the buckle use the Filmstrip Cartridge with the Border Maker System and punch out a small border out of gold cardstock (Shades of Bright.) Trim down one of the hollow squares on the edge of the border. Santa’s Face: Use leftover circles from the Bubbles Cartridge and the Border Maker System for the eyes (lt. blue from the Shades of Pastel paper pack), nose, cheeks and mouth. For Santa’s mustache trim a tree punched out of white cardstock using the Evergreen Cartridge with the Border Maker System. (See image below)
Place the holly sticker from the Christmas Joy Sticker Pack on Santa’s hat. Ho Ho Ho!!
Body: Circle Cartridge from the Shape Maker System.
Head: Inside circle from the Circle Tag Cartridge using the Shape Maker System.
Scarf: Using the Shape Maker System and the Circle Tag Cartridge, punch a tag from the plaid paper from the Christmas Joy paper pack. Trim the inner circle from the tag and place this between the body and head. For the ends of the scarf, punch a small border using the Filmstrip Cartridge and the Border Maker System from the plaid paper. Trim off the edge of the border with the small squares. Trim the ends to make fringe and separate these pieces just a bit.
Face: Eyes and mouth – leftovers from the Border Maker System and the Bubbles Cartridge.
Nose: Cut in half one of the leftover small rectangles punched out of orange cardstock using the Picket Fence cartridge and the Border Maker System. Add detail using the fine point of the Black Dual Tip Pen.
Body: Circle Cartridge from the Shape Maker System.
Tummy: Inside circle from the Circle Tag Cartridge using the Shape Maker System.
Wings: Use the Circle Cartridge with the Shape Maker System and punch out a circle from black cardstock. Position the circle back in the cartridge to punch out the shape for the wings (punch 2).
Hat: Punch white and red circles using the Shape Maker System and place them behind the penguin’s head as shown above. Use one of the large leftover circles from the Bubbles Cartridge and the Border Maker System for the pompom.
Eyes: leftover circles from the Border Maker System and the Bubbles Cartridge.
Nose: Cut down a tree punched from orange cardstock using the Evergreen Cartridge and the Border Maker System.
Flippers: Punch out a shape using the Blossom Place n Punch. Cut this in half, then in quarters. Use a quarter of the blossom for each flipper.
Page Elements Trim one of the pieces from the Christmas Joy Slide-in Pack to make a festive place for journaling or a title.
Cut 1/2” strips of various papers from the Christmas Joy Paper Pack and tuck behind one of the photo mats. Notch the ends with your CM All Purpose Scissors. (Remember those lovely original CM scissors? They’re back – just as good as you remember but with a little updated look!)
Cut the holly strip from the piece of paper shown below and adhere where the green & silver pieces of paper meet. I cut the green dotted paper a little over 3” wide and the silver paper just over 9” wide. (Click here to view each of the 12x12 papers) Photo mats are 4 1/2” x 6 1/2”.
Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to visit all of the fantastic blogs for more ideas!! Your next stop is Celebrating Your Beautiful Life by Fran Smitherman.
Here’s a complete list of all the stops on this CM Holiday Blog Hop in case you lose your way.
Stop 2. Crop with Stef
Stop 3. Lisa's Workshop <=== You Are Here
Stop 4. CelebratingYourBeautifulLife
Stop 5.Click Write Share
Stop 6. Scrappin' Jpegs
Stop 7. Julie's Creative Memories BlogDon’t forget to check out the CM blog, too! They have been sharing awesome ideas all week long as part of their Birthday Bash!!
(Blossom Place n Punch to make the pieces for the wreath, leftovers from the Bubbles Cartridge and the Border Maker System to make the berries. “Merry Christmas” sticker from the Christmas Joy Sticker Pack.)