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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Back to School Time!

It's Back to School time and that means time for you to scrapbook your child's first day of school?
Would this not be the cutest back to school border?
My teen daughter agrees this is the cutest border ever. That's a BIG compliment to me from her!

I used Creative Memories Border Maker System with the  Film Strip Border Maker Cartridge to make this border.  Have I not said how in LOVE I am with the system??  You can find it for sale on my website http://www.creativememories.com/user/CandaceBouldin

I used a 5" yellow paper to be able to have it stay in place with magnetic strip, run punch along the system and only punch five times (total of 8 squares) Take the paper out and cut a 1" space out 2" below the already cut out punch (See Photo - Left) This allows for you to be able to slide paper up to punch out the last 3 "windows" on the bus. 

Photo left shows how I used another punched out strip to line the paper up to only cut 3 of the 4 windows out. If you put paper to bottom you won't have the blank space to create the cab of the bus.

Above shows how I cut out a square 3/4'' x 3/4" with scissors.  Then I used my Corner Rounder to round the edges, it will be a little tricky to get it in there but you don't want to put it all the way in otherwise your corner will be to rounded. I then cut out 2 strips of black paper equal in size to make the lines/stripes on the bus. Make sure you line the strips up with last "window pane" punch to make the front end of the bus and allow for tire.  I used CM 1'' circle punch to make the wheels on the bus, you'll need to cut out two circles for the wheels. For the inner part of the wheel I used Bubbles Border maker cartridge to punch out circles as the 1/4" CM punch was to big for the look.  I also used the Bubble Maker cartridge to make the red lights and headlight. The tail light and headlight I cut the bubble in half to achieve the look. 

I hope you found this a fun border to make and a new way to use this punch. Please leave a comment of what you thought of this? 


Lisa Graham said...

Love, love, LOVE this! Can't wait to use your idea - thank you for sharing!

Deborah said...

Yes I love it too! Great job...such a brainstorm! CHEERFULLY...Deborah

Candace Bouldin said...

Thanks Deborah! Rah rah!

Candace Bouldin said...

Thanks Deborah! Rah rah!