Monday, April 25, 2016

Creative Memories Mother's Day Blog Hop

Happy Mother's Day and Welcome to Blog Hop stop #4 

Looking to get books done FAST?  The Fresh Picks Fast to Fabulous line is stunning!  Look how it made this cute Sunflower and Lattice pop.  With little effort you can make your page pop too!

To make this border you'll need: 
Blossom Place Punch
Chevron Border Marker Cartridge
Medallion Frame Chain Border Maker Cartridge

Using the Blossom Place punch, punch out a yellow flower. Turn punch right side up like photo above and line up that flower on base to cut points out. Lay the guide on top, the magnet will hold it in place. Then flip punch over on table and punch like normal. Voila' a sunflower!! The center dot was made from large Bubble Border Marker cartridge.

For the Lattice border, you will use the Chevron Border Maker Cartridge.  Cut out a border with punch. The pieces that are punched out you will flip them the other direction and use tape runner to secure them to the cut out border to give Lattice look. To create the "vines" use Medallion Frame Chain Border Maker Cartridge and cut border in half and weave in and out of the lattice.

 Look at the different feel this border gives to another of our Fresh Picks Fast to Fabulous page.
Which is your favorite the purple or green page?

Mother's day is a time to honor and show your Mother's how much you appreciate them.  Sometimes a Mother isn't always those who gave birth to you.  My Grandmother has been my "Mother" to me.  She's an incredible women, so I naturally had to share a photo of her and my husband from our wedding. It truly was a "blissful day".

For this page I incorporated all of Creative Memories Border Maker System cartridges and our free standing punches.  

To make this page you'll need the following:

  • Fresh Picks Paper Pack
  • Fresh Picks Slide-in Packs cards
  • Shape Maker System
  • Button Border Marker Cartridge
  • Bubble Border Marker Cartridge
  • Chevron Border Marker Cartridge
  • Diamond Scroll Border Marker Cartridge
  • Evergreen Border Marker Cartridge
  • Film Strip Border Marker Cartridge
  • Heart Frame Chain Border Marker Cartridge
  • Lace Flower Chain Border Marker Cartridge
  • Medallion Frame Chain Border Maker Cartridge
  • Music Notes Border Marker Cartridge
  • Star Border Marker Cartridge    
  • Blossom Place Punch  
  • Decorative Arc Border Punch 
  • Word Bubble Punch  
  • Multipurpose scissors
Using the Fresh Picks paper pack and Slide in Cards (will be noted when used) cut out the two-inch squares with the Shape Maker System. From left to right, top to bottom we will described what tools were used.

Top row 
  1. Square - Slide-in card
  2. Square - Slide-in card and Music Notes Border Marker Cartridge
  3. Square - Decorative Arc Border Punch
  4. Square - Picket Fence from Original Border Maker System
  5. Square - Word Bubble Punch and Butterfly was cut out of Slide in Card

Next Row

  1. Square -Film Strip Border Marker Cartridge 
  2. Square - Slide in card base, flower cut out of Slide-in Card, heart is from the Heart Frame Chain Border Marker Cartridge and petals were made with two inch circle from the Shape Maker System. Cut out two circles and then place them back in punch to my oval.

Next Row

  1. Square -Evergreen Border Marker Cartridge for bottom and added stars from Star Border Marker Cartridge
  2. Square - Slide-in card base Medallion Frame Chain Border Maker Cartridge and inner pieces layered on top.

Next Row

  1. Square - bottom is Button Border Marker Cartridge negative space, the flower is Blossom Place Punch and center is Button Border Marker Cartridge 
  2. Square - Flowers are from the Lace Flower Chain Border Marker Cartridge

Bottom Row 

Bases are all Slide-in Cards

  1. Square - Dragon flies were trimmed out of Slide-in Cards
  2. Square - Used Medallion Frame Chain Border Maker Cartridge. For this piece, I manually inserted two inch square into punch and then punched the other side. The center medallion is cut from the inner of the Medallion Frame Chain Border Maker Cartridge border.
  3. Evergreen Border Marker Cartridge at bottom
  4. Bubble Border Marker Cartridge punched out bottom of the two inch square and then backed with tan Slide-in card.
  5. Slide-in Card only

The "blissful days" and purple card are from the Slide-in Pack.  The butterflies were cut out with Multipurpose Scissors or you could purchase the NEW Fresh Picks Embellishments  The flower at top right was made with Blossom Place Punch for base then layer with Lace Flower Chain Border Marker Cartridge and center is Diamond Scroll Border Marker Cartridge.  Added the Chevron Border Marker Cartridge below the photo.

What was your favorite technique?  Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for looking, now hop on over to Julie Tambrini Blog For more information about these GREAT Creative Memories products used in this project you can find on my website  Of course, if you don't already have a Creative Memories Advisor, I'd be love to be your personal Creative Memories Advisor.  If you'd like to join my team and earn products like these at discount, click on this link to Join my team! Or ask my how! Thanks again for stopping by! 

If you missed some of the blog stops you can find them here:

 Hop 2 Noreen Smith
 Hop 4 Candace Bouldin YOU ARE HERE!
Hop 8 back to Creative Memories Blog Creative Memories Blog Hop 
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Lisa Graham said...

What a beautiful page <3 I adore those sunflowers - they are my favorite!! Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Oooh I love the page with all the squares! Nice work, friend. 😄

Diana Brinsley said...

So pretty!! Love the squares .... and the sunflowers!! Great job Candace!

CelebratingYourBeautifulLife said...

The Squares and the sunflowers - oh my gosh! You've done it again Candace - very pretty ideas