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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

CM Christmas Blog Hop

Hello & Welcome!!

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You have reached the 2nd stop on the
CM Bloggers’ Christmas Blog Hop.  
Some of my sister
CM Advisors and I are sharing ideas and inspiration for your Christmas layouts and projects.  If you’re hopping in order, you’ve arrived from Karyn’s blog.  At the end of my post I’ll send you on your way to Diana’s blog. Be sure to visit each stop – there are lots of  wonderful ideas being shared!  (More info, including the complete list of Blog Hop stops, is at the bottom of this post.)

Today I’m sharing some quick & fun elements for your baking themed layouts.  CM Christmas Blog Hop
This fun layout came together in no time thanks to some of my favorite CM tools.  It features items made using the Christmas Past Collection.
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(Click on the photos to enlarge them)

Here is how to make each of the elements shown above:
Cut a 4”x 3” rectangle from whatever patterned paper  you’d like to use for the base.  With the 3” side at the top, mark 1/2” in from each end and 2” down from the top.

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Using your Custom Cutting System and Oval Patterns Make the following cut on each side of the rectangle as shown:
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If you are not familiar with the system used to label the CCS see this post.

Add some coordinating paper, stickers, borders, etc. and a thin strip of paper at the top for the strap.CM Christmas Blog Hop
All of the items I used to make the apron shown above came from the Christmas Past paper pack.  I punched out the ‘'lace” using the Border Maker System and Lace Scallop Border Maker Cartridge and then added a little bit of faux stitching using the fine point of the CM Dual Tip Black Pen.
The snowflake pocket and strip are from one of the patterned papers, too.
When you add the layer to the bottom, you could easily create a real pocket - leaving it open at the top so you could add a journaling card…or a gift card, paper money or a note to use in other projects.

Tray of Gingerbread Men
Using the Shape Maker System and Square Cartridge, punch out a square from the Silver Shimmer cardstock.  Punch out 4 gingerbread men from brown cardstock using the Christmas Quartet Punch.CM Christmas Blog Hop

Again using the Silver Shimmer cardstock, first cut 4 I B then without moving the Oval CCS Template, cut 4 I G.  You’ll end up with an oval ring. Cut this in half to make the handles and attach to the back of your square cookie sheet.  CM Christmas Blog Hop

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Chocolate Chip Cookie
Using the Border Maker System and the Bubble Cartridge punch a few times on a 2” wide strip of paper, alternating sides.  If you want to make the holes more random, flip the paper over before punching on the 2nd side.
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Use the Shape Maker System and Circle Cartridge to punch out a circle from this hole-y paper Smile  Punch another circle from brown cardstock. Adhere the hole-y circle on the brown circle using your Repositionable Tape Runner
  (It’s perfect for small spots like this).
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Sandwich cutout:
Use the Shape Maker System and Circle Cartridge to cut out your top layer.  Using your CCS & Circle Patterns, cut:
Filling:  2 I G
Bottom layer:  2 I G
Center the top layer on the filling and adhere using your Tape Runner.  Adhere this to the bottom layer, offsetting slightly. 

Add a shape cut from the same paper used for your filling punched with the Christmas Quartet Punch and adhere to the top of the cookie.
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Using the Shape Maker System and the Circle Cartridge, punch out a circle from brown cardstock.  Using the Repositionable Tape Runner, put adhesive all over one side of this circle.
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The sprinkles are leftovers made when using the Border Maker System and the Lace Scallop Border Cartridge.  Make a bunch of these and place them on your sticky brown circle.  Press them down really well and rub your finger over the leftover adhesive.  It will roll off easily. CM Christmas Blog Hop
I punched my sprinkles from the striped paper shown below from the Christmas Past paper pack.

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The Christmas Past paper pack has 12 double sided sheets with 24 unique designs.  You can click here to browse all the designs in this pack.


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Here is a closer look at each page. (Click to enlarge)013c1b06d85c91728279e2c4222ee0d51979c797dc
“Christmas Memories” sticker is from the Christmas Past Sticker Pack.


I hope these ideas have inspired you! If can’t wait to see your take on them! Please feel free to share what you’ve created in my Lisa’s Workshop Facebook group.

Thanks for stopping by!  I will now send you on your way to the next stop in the CM Bloggers Christmas Hop -  Diana’s blog.

Here is the complete line up for today’s
CM Bloggers’ Christmas Blog Hop:

Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe
Lisa Brown Graham <-----You are here!
Diana Miller Brinsley
Stefani Jones
Fran Allen Smitherman
Noreen Smith

Please contact your Creative Memories Advisor to purchase any Creative Memories products.
If you don't already have a Creative Memories Advisor, I’m happy to help! 

You can find more information about the Creative Memories products used in this project on my CM Advisor site at:
or if you’d like to contact me directly you can do that by clicking on the “Email me” link at the top of this page.

Merry Christmas!