Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Circles and Ovals Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to my blog! Hopefully you're following the CM 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. If so, I'm your second stop following Julie's Creative Memories Blog. Your next stop is Stefani Jones at Crop With Stef. Be sure to hop on over to Stefani's blog post for more fun projects with the Custom Cutting System Circles and Ovals patterns.

When you've finished visiting all of our blogs do make sure you return to the CM Blog to leave a comment! The home office will be giving away a Custom Cutting System bundle to one random person who comments on the CM Blog at the end of today's blog hop. Check the CM Blog for more information.



I'm super excited that the Custom Cutting System circles and ovals patterns will now be available for purchase! And today I'm going to share a few ideas for dressing up Fast2Fab pages with circles and ovals. Because our Fast2Fab pages are predesigned, it took me very little time to create these pages.

Supplies List - here's what you need to create today's layouts:
Christmas Joy Fast2Fab Predesigned Pages and Protectors
Christmas Joy Designer Paper Pack
Christmas Joy Designer Stickers
Shades of Neutral Designer Cardstock
Tape Runner
Black Dual-Tip Pen
Custom Cutting System with Circle and Oval Patterns
Shape Maker System and Circle Tag Cartridge

Here's the first of the two layouts I'm sharing with you today.  To create this page, I added three ornaments created with my circle patterns to the original predesigned page.


 Instructions:

  • Cut two 4" squares from grey cardstock. Using the large circle pattern as template, lightly pencil around the inside edge of the circle. Cut two 3 3/4" pieces from the house and snowflake borders from the Christmas Joy Sticker pack. Cut four 3 3/4" pieces from the "trash" around the candy cane borders (two from the outside edge and two from the inside edge). Adhere to the circle as shown below.       
 
  • Cut both ornaments using the inside track of the large circle and red blade. 
  • Cut a third circle from grey cardstock using the inside track of the large circle and red blade . Add the house sticker shown.
  • Insert grey cardstock partially into the Circle Tag Maker to create three ornament hangers. Adhere to each ornament as shown. Adhere ornaments to pages. Draw a line from the top of the page to each ornament using a ruler and black dual-tip pen. Use the black dual-tip pen to draw a bow tie on each ornament.  
 
Here's another idea for dressing up Fast2Fab pages with the circles and oval Custom Cutting System patterns.
 
 
 

 Instructions:
  • Using the inside track of the small circle pattern and the blue blade, cut 2 circles from black cardstock. Adhere the round snowflake stickers to each circle and adhere to left page as shown.
  • Using the inside track of the large circle pattern and the red blade, cut 1 circle from black cardstock. Using the inside track of the large circle pattern and the blue blade, cut 1 circle from plaid paper shown. Adhere the plaid circle to the black circle and adhere to page as shown. Adhere the Merry Christmas sticker and the holly sticker to circles as shown.
  • Using the inside track of the large oval pattern and the red blade, cut 1 oval from black cardstock. Using the inside track of the large oval pattern and the blue blade, cut 1 oval from the plaid paper shown. Adhere the plaid oval to the black oval and adhere to page as shown. Use the bold end of a black dual-tip pen to create dots around the edge of the plaid oval. Adhere Christmas Tree stick and the "25th" sticker to oval as shown.
 For more information about the Creative Memories products used in today's projects, please visit your advisor's website. Of course, if you don't already have a Creative Memories Advisor, I'd be more than happy to be your personal Creative Memories Advisor. Just visit my website at www.creativememories.com/user/dbrinsley to create an account.

Starting with the CM Blog, here's a list of today's Blog Hop participants:

Stop 1. Julie Tambrini at Julie's Creative Memories Blog
Stop 2. Me at D. Brinsley's Memory Keeping Blog <=== You Are Here
Stop 3. Stefani Jones at Crop with Stef
Stop 4.  Lisa Graham at Lisa's Workshop
Stop 5. Fran Smitherman at CelebratingYourBeautifulLife 
Stop 6. Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
Stop 7. Candace Bouldin at Scrappin' Jpegs

Your next stop is Stefani's blog at Crop with Stef. Don't forget to return to the CM Blog to leave a comment for a chance to win the Custom Cutting System Bundle!!   
 
Have a good day and thanks so much for visiting my blog!
 

18 comments:

  1. I just love your first layout. The ornaments are gorgeous!

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  2. The ornaments are adorable thanks for sharing ;)

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  3. Love your ideas. Thank you for sharing these techniques! you really dressed up the Fast2Fab pages!

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  4. Love how you dressed up the Fast2Fab pages. you have inspired me to look at these in a different way.

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  5. Christmas joy design stickers are those big enough to make a card. I thought our second pic was a card at first glance. very nice thank you for sharing

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  6. I really like the Christmas ornaments! So pretty!

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  7. Love these ideas - especially the ornament. Thank you for sharing!!

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  8. Love how the ornaments and embellishments bring the pages to life. Thank you for the detailed instructions. These will be great in my Post-Holiday Decorating class!!!!

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  9. Love how the ornaments and embellishments bring the pages to life. Thank you for the detailed instructions. These will be great in my Post-Holiday Decorating class!!!!

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  10. Love how you dressed up the layouts - the circles make the pages a lot more fun!

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  11. The Christmas bulb ornaments are so beautiful. Looks like they were part of the original page, they fit so well!

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  12. Love the ornaments...great job

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  13. Thank you for helping inspire us to find the simple things we can do with the circle again!

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  14. Love this one too! A must try and perhaps one with 2 colors behind the sticker?

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  15. I love the way you took one of the long Christmas Joy stickers and cut it to get the most use out of it (I am always looking for ways to do that!) Great ideas as always

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  16. The Ornaments are really cute. Thanks

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