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:

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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Watercolor Love CD Album

Valentine’s Day usually isn’t a big deal at our house, but I do like to make heart-shaped cookies and write at least a few little love notes to my husband each year. This year, I thought it would be fun to make these notes into a cute little album with CM’s adorable Watercolor Love Paper and Embellishment Pack!

I included a little sneak peek with my project for CM’s second Virtual Crop . . .

This is pretty much what my hubby will be getting from me this year, along with my undying devotion, of course!

Now, let me show you what this cute little book looks like inside:

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Treat Basket for Your Valentine

This past Saturday was CM’s second Virtual Crop on Facebook, and we had over 1,000 people “attend” from locations all over the world!

The theme “Love Is in the Air” was the perfect way to showcase the new, limited edition Watercolor Love items (paper and embellishments), and we had one new challenge each hour — it’s a really fun way to try out new techniques and projects and also see what everybody else is doing with those challenges! I hosted the last challenge, and it was kinda “out of the box” (or “out of the album,”  if you will): make a Treat Basket!

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