Blog Hop! Turning Your Card Kit Bonus Pieces into Cute Borders

Happy Blog Hop Day, friends!!!

I always love seeing the projects my fellow Creative Life Scrapbookers post on these magical days when we blog hop, so I hope you’re following along and have come from Candace’s page. How do you like this season’s ideas so far? Feeling inspired??

XOXO Card KitThis month I was thinking about how to use my bonus pieces from a couple of CM’s new card kits, and I decided that instead of making more cards (like I might usually do) I was going to make some fun borders with them instead.

Just Because card kit AHave you seen the XOXO and Just Because card kits from Creative Memories yet??? If not, I recommend them highly! I especially love the foiling in the XOXO kit and the shiny gem stickers in the Just Because kit!

You can get these card kits and more on my website now!

XOXO Card Kit Bonus Piece Borders

IMG_20190223_162407This first two-page border used:

  • Bonus pieces and leftover stickers from the XOXO Card Kit
  • Pink & Bronze Shimmer Cardstock
  • A sheet of old foiled paper from the CM Divine Power Palette
  • 12-inch Straight Trimmer
  • Scallop Border Punch
  • Repositionable Tape Runner
  • Foam Squares

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To get the double scallop, I just punched one side of the bronze paper and then trimmed the strip to about 2.5″ wide and lined it up to punch the other side in the same pattern as the first side. It took a bit of practice, but it wasn’t too hard at all! I also had to cut some of the foam squares into smaller strips so I could pop up the words for “LOVE” and “hello”, but besides that it’s pretty much just a cut-and-paste border.

IMG_20190223_162453This second single border used:

  • Bonus Pieces from the XOXO Card Kit
  • Pink Cardstock
  • A sheet of old foiled paper from the CM Divine Power Palette and a sheet of old Gold Metallic CM Cardstock
  • 12-inch Straight Trimmer
  • Scallop Burst Border Punch
  • Brown Dual-tip Pen
  • A few of the gem stickers from the Just Because Card Kit
  • Repositionable Tape Runner
  • Foam Squares

Just Because Card Kit Bonus Piece Borders

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The first border (left) used:

  • Bonus pieces and leftover stickers from the Just Because Card Kit
  • A sheet of Pink Blend & Bloom Paper
  • Goldenrod and Navy Cardstock
  • 12-inch Straight Trimmer
  • All-purpose Scissors
  • On the Vine Border Punch
  • Repositionable Tape Runner

The second border (middle) used:

  • Bonus pieces and leftover stickers from the Just Because Card Kit
  • Evergreen, Beige, and Navy Cardstock
  • 12-inch Straight Trimmer
  • All-purpose Scissors
  • Border Maker System with the Medallion Frame Chain Cartridge
  • Repositionable Tape Runner

The first border (left) used:

  • Bonus pieces and leftover stickers from the Just Because Card Kit
  • A sheet of Pink Blend & Bloom Paper
  • Evergreen and Raspberry Cardstock
  • 12-inch Straight Trimmer
  • All-purpose Scissors
  • On the Vine Border Punch
  • Border Maker System with the Rose Chain Cartridge
  • Repositionable Tape Runner

You finished our blog hop strong, so now GO FORTH AND CREATE!!!! Thanks for following:

CLS Winter Blog Hop Bonanza: January “My Memories” Pages

I hope you’re enjoying our Winter Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Julie’s blog, but if you’re hopping out of order you can see all the links at the bottom of this post

January is a busy month for me, and this year I’ve made a goal to keep an updated, current annual family album. It’s just me and hubby, so we don’t have a lot of “family” photos . . . ok, I’ll be honest, it mostly just about me. 🙂 I’ll be honest and say it was a little bit of a struggle to remember to take pictures of the normal day-to-day things happening this month and remember to print them!

Screen Shot 2017-10-31 at 9.44.48 AMI’m using the Creative Memories My Memories Gift Box Bundle as the basis for my album this year. It’s perfect for monthly layouts, and I love the fun patterns and earthy colors. I’ll be creating a 2-page layout each month in this album this year.

BTW, if you’re in Northern Utah and you want to crop along with me and my group this year, check out our Monthly Cropper’s Club. I’d love to have you join us! Continue reading

2017 Creative Life Scrapbooking Fall Blog Hop!

Screen Shot 2017-11-14 at 5.04.03 PMThanks for joining our Fall Blog Hop! It’s my favorite time of year, with all the leaves, crisp air, and sweaters – And this year to go along with all of that I’m loving the rich fall colors and the combinations of classic, rustic patterns in Creative Memories’ Countryside Comfort line!

Screen Shot 2017-11-14 at 5.04.38 PMI’m sharing some Countryside Comfort layouts that I started last week during the Creative Memories Virtual Crop on Facebook. If you haven’t done a virtual crop yet, I highly recommend it! Creative Memories hosts several each year, and the Creative Life Scrapbooking group has hosted a couple more so far. Continue reading

June Blog Hop – Final Stop!

P1030370Thanks for joining us for some Summer Scrapbook Ideas You Can Use Now! My blog is the last stop this time, but if you missed anybody’s post you can scroll down to the bottom here and see a list of all the links. Go check them all out–there are some fantastic ideas!

Summer is a great time to make some memories, enjoy the outdoors, and take on new crafty projects! Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration in our blog hop to do all of those things this year. 🙂

Today I’m sharing a one-page summer layout that I made for my niece’s album. Continue reading

Spring Blog Hop: Treat Bags

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Welcome to the Creative Life Scrapbooking Spring Blog Hop!!! I’m so excited to kick off this hop and start you on your trip to visit a bunch of amazing ladies sharing some fun, crafty ideas this month!

I’ve made some quick and easy treat bags using the Border Maker System and a bit of digital artwork. Supplies:

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February Blog Hop: Upcycled Hybrid Valentines

Hi everyone, and thanks for joining the Creative Life Scrapbookers’ blog hop this month! To find out more about what we’re doing and what’s coming up, you should like our Facebook page. 🙂

If you’re hopping through all our blogs, you probably arrived here from D. Brinsley’s Memory Keeping Blog. Read through to the bottom of this post to find your next stop!

Even though I don’t usually scrapbook Valentine’s Day stuff (honestly, I’m not a big fan of the holiday…it comes from many years of singlehood…but that’s a story for another time), I do really enjoy the colors that come along with the day! p1030246

Since I knew I wouldn’t be making a layout, I had to find another fun way to use some of my new crafty stuff. I noodled on a few ideas, but nothing seemed quite awesome enough.

One day, while drinking my Diet Coke with lunch, it struck me that these little 12oz bottles would be adorable repurposed and decorated as Valentine gifts for the kids my husband and I teach each week at church. INSPIRATION!

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Christmas Blog Hop

Thanks for joining the journey on our Christmas Blog Hop this year!!! You should have arrived here from Diana’s blog, and the next stop on this hop is linked at the bottom of this post.

Do you ever buy some great paper and embellishments with one project in mind, start working on it, and then find that it morphs into something very different? That happened to me when I opened the Christmas Past Variety Mat Pack. I wanted to make a bunch of quick, traditional cards to send for Christmas this year, but as I got going I just couldn’t find a groove!

Instead, I started playing with cardboard “scraps” and eventually made my way to these cute (but not quick) cards instead:

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I’ve always enjoyed the idea of the shaped word albums I’ve seen at craft stores, but I’ve never found a reason to make one of them. (If I go to the effort of putting together an album, I want the best–Creative Memories albums, of course!) I decided it would be fun to make mail-able Christmas cards in the style of those word albums this year.

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Easter Blog Hop 2016

How are you enjoying the 2016 Creative Memories Easter Blog Hop so far? Feeling INSPIRED?!? 🙂 I’m LOVING the ideas that everyone is sharing! You should have arrived from D. Brinsley’s Memory Keeping Blog if you’re following this hop in order.

Check out these basket ideas I’m sharing today, and then read to the bottom of the post where you’ll find the link to the next stop!

DIY Easter Baskets

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A Year to Remember Blog Hop

Welcome to Stop #4 on the CM A Year to Remember Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Diana’s blog, and at the bottom of this page you’ll see the link to your next stop. Note: Many links to products on this page are my personal affiliate links.

Of course, these awesome papers, stickers, and embellishments will look GREAT in your family album this year, but I decided to take them in a little bit of a different direction . . .

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