Monday, August 3, 2015

CM Border Maker Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog! If you are following the CM Border Maker Blog Hop you should have arrived here after visiting Lisa Graham's blog post.

Having a supply of pre-made borders available when working on an album project is one way to get it done quickly. By the time you've made your way through this fun blog hop, you'll have lots of ideas to add to your supply of borders. Be sure to follow all the way through to the end of this blog hop and return to the CM home page. As Lisa said, there will be blog candy! Woohoo!

Here's my contribution:


I love, love, love the Look on the Bright Side collection! I love the way it enhances my summer pages. But, as you can see, it also works for a fun winter border (yes, I know it's August but I'm already dreaming of winter and much cooler temperatures!).

Here's what you'll need to create these borders:
  • Look on the Bright Side paper pack
  • Look on the Bright Side slide in pack
  • Shades of Neutral Designer Cardstock
  • Shades of  Bright Designer Cardstock
  • Gold ABC/123
  • Border Maker System
  • Bubbles Border Maker Cartridge
  • Filmstrip Border Maker Cartridge
  • Star Border Maker Cartridge
  • Small sharp scissors
  • Black dual-tip pen 
Instructions:

Snowman Border:
  • Cut one edge of blue and white border from Look on the Bright Side borders sheet. Use border maker with bubbles cartridge to punch a set of bubbles before removing the border from the borders sheet.  
  • Layer bubble border with one 1" x 12" white strip; one 3 3/4" x 12" strip cut from blue cardstock; and one 3 1/2" x 12" strip torn from blue and white diagonal stripe paper as shown. Note: the white strip should only show underneath the "falling snow" (i.e. bubbles).
  • For snowman, tear one 2 1/2" circle, one 2" circle, and one 1 1/2" circle from white paper. Adhere to border as shown. 
  • Use the round tip of black dual-tip pen to create the snowman's eyes, mouth and shirt buttons.  
  • Use orange, brown, and black scraps to cut the snowman's hat, nose and arms. Adhere as shown. 
Oh Snap Border:
  • Use border maker with the filmstrip cartridge to punch filmstrip from green cardstock and                  cut to 1 1/4" x 12"
  • Layer green filmstrip with one 1 1/2" x 12" inch strip cut from blue cardstock and one 2 1/4" x 12" strip cut from green print as shown. 
  • Use lower case letters from gold ABC/123 stickers to create title as shown.
  • Use small sharp scissors to cut camera from Look on the Bright Side slide in pack and adhere as shown.
Favorite Photos:
  • Use border maker with star cartridge to punch stars from orange cardstock. Cut strip to 1 1/4" x 12"
  • Cut one 1" x 12" strip from "plaid" paper. Adhere under star strip as shown. 
  • Cut one 2'" x 12" strip from bright pink print. Layer with star strip as shown. 
  • Use small sharp scissors to cut Favorite photos from Look on the Bright Side slide in pack. Adhere to border as shown.
So are you ready for some fun? Leave a comment here and tell me what your favorite border maker is and how you like to use it and your name will be entered into a drawing to receive my "Oh Snap" and "Favorite Photos" borders. My drawing will be held on Friday, August 7 at 4pm Pacific Time. Be sure to leave your comment before then. For even more fun stuff and cool, cool blog candy, be sure to return to the CM Blog here and leave a comment there too!

Here is a list of blog hop participants, just in case you started here or missed any:
  1. CM blog
  2. Stefani Jones 
  3. Lisa Graham 
  4. Me ..... you are here!
Now go back to the CM blog and leave your comment on the CM Bordermania Blog Hop post to be entered to win a Border Maker System and all of the cartridges! Good luck, have fun and be sure to leave a comment here too.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!!






62 comments:

  1. Love your borders! Thanks for sharing... My favorite border maker cartridge at the moment is the film strip cartridge and I love using it for titles to my pages.

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  2. These are super cute. The color combinations are fabulous. Thanks for the detailed instructions and for sharing.

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  3. Golly! I love that snowman!!! My favorite border maker??? I think picket fence is just so versatile! But they all are! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  4. yours could well be my MOST favorite of all the borders! i especially like the "oh snap!"

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  5. I love your idea of having bordets made ahead of time - brilliant! I just git my border maker system and am inspired by all the ideas in this blog hop. I love the bubbles and cant wait to get my hands on the film strip

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  6. My favorite punch is still the bubbles but you made me look twice at the film strip. You are right the bright paper is beautiful. Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles.

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  7. Thank you for the awesome borders ideas.

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  8. How clever and how cute that snowman is! Cools me off in this hot summer weather!

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  9. Love your borders, especially the snowman!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love all the borders but the filmstrip is currently my fav! Your ideas are so cute!

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  11. What a great use of color! Those borders really pop!

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  12. My favorite is the snowman! I love the layout and the colors! Perfect for my Midwest winter pages!

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  13. I like the filmstrip. Can't wait to use it.

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  14. Love the snowman!!

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  15. Love your ideas! I'm using the filmstrip on the sides of a 4x6 mat to create a journaling box.

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  16. My favorite is the Film Strip Cartridge. I hope they come out with even more that I can add to my collection!

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  17. I like the way you got a camera "die cut" by cutting from the slide-in pack. I miss the variety of die cuts and stickers we used to have... this is a great way to get more options using current products!

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  18. I think you're totally right about having a supply of borders on hand! They're fun to make, and then you can just grab them and put them in with your photos when you're ready to work on an album. :)

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  19. Love these ideas! I'm going to use these to demonstrate the border maker system at my crop on the 15th! My favorite cartridge is the Bubbles! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. All of your ideas are great; but I LOVE the snowman idea using the new bubbles border! What a great idea to show our customers the versatility of the product!!! Thank-you :)

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  21. I love the brightness of the summer borders. The snowman is very cute!

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  22. Adorable ideas. Thanks for sharing them!

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  23. Love the filmstrip for page title but the snowman and bubbles is awesome for winter pages!!

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  24. Great use of color with the star and film strip border cartridges. My favorite cartridge here is the film strip - I love how you used it to frame the "Oh Snap!" title.

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  25. I love the bubbles (snow). I also like to use it for Mickey.

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  26. Nice ideas and cute snowman.

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  27. Cute ideas and I really like the snowman.

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  28. Clever ideas, I LOVE borders! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Great borders! Thanks for the ideas.

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  30. All three borders would be cute on same layout! Perfect for 1st page of an album for idea of what's inside!

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  31. I like your use of the bubble maker and the snow. First time I have seen this use! Very creative...

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  32. Thanks for sharing! Love them all, but especially the star border! Very colorful!!

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  33. Love the bubble cartridge! I don't have one yet, but it's one my wishlist!

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  34. My fav cartridge is film strip. I love your ideas especially the snowman. Thank you for your work!

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  35. Really cute!

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  36. The snowman is super cute. I really like all of the cartridges, but I think the film strip is my favorite so far.

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  37. Your snowman border is THE BEST!

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  38. I think the film strip is my favorite. It's great for titles, and so versatile! Love your ideas. Thank you for sharing!

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  39. Love the bright colors! I've not used the border makers, but love the idea of their various uses.

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  40. My favorite is definitely the filmstrip border maker. I used it tonight for the first time to make the American Flag idea for showing at my crop this weekend. So many fantastic ideas. Thanks for sharing yours! I love all of them.

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  41. I love the snowman and the Oh Snap!! So cute!

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  42. Love your snowman! Such Creativity! The others are great, too.

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  43. Love the Snowman! All three are great, but that's my fav. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. I love to use the gingerbread and tree border makers for holiday albums. Just got the new cartridges and cant' wait to try them.

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  45. Renate "Ronney" CraigAugust 4, 2015 at 9:59 PM

    Cute way to use the filmstrip for letters. I've used different variations for letters over the years, and this will be a fun one to add to my repertoire!!

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  46. Love your I eas! I to like to make a bunch of borders ahead to have on hand:)

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  47. I LOVE snow and your snowman is adorable! I really like how you layered that border! All your ideas are so cute and I would love to add them to my "TO DO LIST" !!!

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  48. I really like the bubble maker.

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  49. Your borders are adorable! My favorite cartridge is the bubble maker and I use it for adding some visual interest and hiding different colors behind the bubbles.

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  50. I love the versatility of the film strip cartridge and it is my fav cartridge so far. I have gotten some very good ideas to make it very useful!! Thank you.

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  51. I love the new filmstrip cartridge. It's great for using the extra photos and bits to dress up a border.

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  52. Thank you for the step by step instructions. I don't have the Border Maker System yet but I like the looks of the Bubbles Cartridge. Really like how you used the "Bubbles" as snow on the snowman border. This Cartridge is so versatile. The Film Strip and Star Cartridges could also be used for lots of different type of pages.

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  53. I made a set of borders using the Look on the Bright Side materials. Anything winter never crossed my mind. I can now see how perfect the blues make a great background for the snowman. Love it.
    thanks for sharing

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  54. I love the dimension that the tearing of circles gives the snowman - and the bright color combos of the other borders are great!! (but I'm ready for colder weather too ;)

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  55. Thanks a bunch! I love the snowman!

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  56. I love doing classic black on white with the film cartridge.

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  57. Love the snowman border that's a really good one especially for winter and the film strip one as well and the use of bright colors

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