Borders

Welcome to the 2015 CM Bordermania Blog Hop! If you’re following all the blogs, you should have arrived here from the CM Blog.

I’m so glad you have come to visit my little Utah-based space. 🙂 Please read all the way to the end for the next link and a special giveaway! Update: The winner of the giveaway from my blog was Liz Kielley! Enjoy your borders, Liz, and a big THANK YOU to everybody who visited and commented!!

I absolutely love the new CM Border Maker, and I’ve enjoyed playing with the cartridges and some fun CM paper. Here are a few of the ideas I came up with…

This is one of the first borders I made with the Bubble Cartridge, using various papers from the Strut Your Stuff paper pack.

This is one of the first borders I made with the Bubble Cartridge, using various papers from the Strut Your Stuff paper pack.

This border is made of paper and cards from the Be Bold and Flourish packs.

This border is made of paper and cards from the Be Bold and Flourish packs, punched with the Picket Fence cartridge that comes with the Border Maker.

This is a fun way to display some of the photo

This is a fun way to display some of the photo “scraps” in a border around your album pages. (The background is a free map from our trip, and everything is inside a 12×12 pocket page.)

Here's another way to use the Film Strip Cartridge, this time using Vintage paper and a card from the Tangerine, Plum, and Then Some slide in pack.

Here’s another way to use the Film Strip Cartridge, this time using Vintage paper and a card from the Tangerine, Plum, and Then Some slide in pack, plus a piece of the lovely textured cardstock from the Neutral pack.

And here's a tried and true border: A fat strip of striped paper couples nicely with a few overlapping slide in cards!

And here’s a tried and true border: A fat strip of striped paper couples nicely with a few overlapping slide-in cards (Strut Your Stuff), all on a piece of bright cardstock!

I hope you like them! (If you do, you can download all the Border Instructions!)

Lisa’s Workshop is your next stop: http://lisasworkshop.blogspot.com/2015/08/cm-border-maker-mania-blog-hop.html

Now for the giveaway! Just comment below (deadline: midnight Mountain Time, 8/9/15), and on Monday, August 10, I’ll pick someone at random to win one of the borders. The winner will get to pick either BOTH the birthday cake or and the Be Bold and Flourish borders, which I will mail out later in the week. (U.S. only, thanks!) Hugs!

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115 thoughts on “Borders

    • Me too! Not what one would normally think of. Also the “Remember When” — Ingenious! So simple but imagine not often thought of. Great Job! Thank you.

  1. Love your ideas and will use them on future pages. I entered blog from the Candian site, but cannot enter the draw – available to U.S. Only?

  2. I love the “Remember When” page and the idea of using a border maker cartridge on BOTH sides of the strip! Thank you!

  3. The map and film strips were great!! Also liked the idea of covering up the film strip but using the edges. Good ideas

    • To make that border, I actually just punched the edged and not the full filmstrip width (instructions and measurements are in the instructions PDF that you can download on the page), but you certainly could do it the way you’re describing. It’s a great, versatile border!

  4. I like the way you incorporated the Shape Maker Circle Tag Cartridge with the Bubble Cartridge. I’m trying to promote the Shapemaker System, since I still have some on hand, and this will be a good way to do it. Thanks!

    • The circle tag is a fun shape, and when I started stringing the punched out shapes together I really wanted to put them to good use, and then it grew into this!

  5. Love all the borders! It’s wonderful to find CM lovers that are creative and inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Great idea to use “photo scraps” in the film strip border. Also, love the idea of using the free map from a trip as a background. I would love to use both of these ideas from my recent trip to France & London.

  7. I love the idea with the map and all the film strips going in different directions! Great ideas Love the all actually!!!!!!!

  8. WOW!! So many ideas. My mind is on overload. I love the filmstrip border maker used to highlight the trip. The picket fence w/ the 1/2 sheet of paper woven through it…Brilliant idea!
    The use of the bubble border maker to highlight printed paper under it…Awesome!
    I loved them all & can’t wait to place my order & combine the wonderful ideas here with my own.

  9. Thanks for sharing your ideas – the birthday and the map pages are my favorite!! I think i might try making the “cake” a solid color and make the circles multi colors for my sons birthday page!! Thanks again!!

    • Yay! I love designs that aren’t necessarily tied to one paper or sticker. Once you have the idea and know how the prices go together, you can recreate it in a style that fits your project.

  10. I love the photo scraps and film strip border on the vacation page, and the reverse use on the vintage page is really neat (and love the way all the colors come together).

  11. love the shape maker border and the map effect that one is really great. I am in the middle of doing an album that has post cards from the 40’s and this will really punch up my page. Thank you so much for sharing

    • Thanks for all the border ideas. We can never have enough……since we have so many pages that need saving for future generations.

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