Welcome to our Creative Life Scrapbooking February Blog Hop! I hope that you have loved the projects that you’ve seen so far and that you love these pages that I made with our new Mi Amor Collection from Creative Memories. This collection contains a mix of cute paper prints, die cut embellishments and stickers – perfect for making pages of your loved ones!
Since I didn’t have any photos that were quite perfect for the Mi Amor Collection, I purchased a few cheap props from the dollar store and coaxed my granddaughter into an impromptu photo shoot. She was short on patience that day, but I managed to capture several keepsake photos.
My first page is raining hearts and is a take-off of my “Thankful” page from November. It’s also dedicated to my scrapping friend, Fran, who so loves that page.
I used our Picket Fence and Heart Chain Border Maker Cartridges on this page. Both of these cartridges currently come bundled with our Border Maker System, and the Heart Chain Cartridge is also available for purchase separately. I made an extra tall fence by punching one end of black cardstock with the Border Maker; cutting the border off of the black cardstock at 2-1/4″; and then punching the other side and trimming off the pointed ends. Since the strip wasn’t wide enough to fit in the Border Maker guide, I used Post-It Notes to extend the border to hold it in place. (See photos below.)
To make the heart garland, I made a small snip with my scissors in-between every three hearts so that I could bend the chain into shape. I used Foam Squares cut in half to pop the garland off of the fence. The small hearts are the punch-outs from the heart chain. I also used Foam Squares with those. I hand-sketched the tree myself.
My second page shows a great way to use our new Button Trio Punch! I made a large heart template by folding a 12″ piece of black cardstock in half, sketching half of a heart and cutting it out. With a pencil, I lightly traced around the heart onto my background sheet of black cardstock and used this as a guide for adhering my buttons. The buttons were punched from the Mi Amor Paper and red, cranberry, white, beige and gray cardstock. I used Foam Squares to randomly pop some of the buttons. The die cuts are from the Mi Amor Embellishments, and I used our Ruby ABC/123 Stickers for the title.
Lastly, I’m sharing this two-page layout. To make the large heart, I cut strips of Mi Amor Paper into 1″ and 1/2″ strips and randomly adhered them to the large heart template that I made for the button heart page above. I left a small space between each strip so that the black background of the heart would show through. After taping down the pieces, I cut off the over-hang. The border across the bottom was made with our new Dot Scallop Border Maker Cartridge and our Heart Chain Cartridge. I used our old CM Heart Maker to punch a variety of hearts. I cut the top parts from the hearts, reassembled them, and added faux pen stitching to give a patchwork look.
I hope that my pages inspired you! You can even save them to your Pinterest account for future use, and you can find the materials and tools available for purchase on my Creative Memories website.
I’m the last stop on our Blog Hop today, but below are the links to revisit any of the sites. Make sure to visit and “Follow” our new Creative Life Scrapbooking Facebook Group for more ideas and inspiration. Thanks much for hopping with us today – we’ll be back soon!
Diana Miller Brinsley at D. Brinsley’s Memory Keeping Blog
Stefani Jones at Crop With Stef
Fran Allen Smitherman at Celebrating Your Beautiful Life
Sarah Fitzgerald at Click Write Share
Julie Tambrini at Julie’s Creative Memories Blog
Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe at Karyn Crops (You Are Here)