Birthday Bash Week Project Idea 3: Holiday Themed Border Mania!

Happy Wednesday and day #3 in our Birthday Bash week that’s proving to be a smash hit! Today’s Golden Ticket Prize Package features our beloved Original Border Maker System (which includes the Picket Fence Border Maker Cartridge) plus every cartridge we’ve got in our line: Bubbles, Star, Filmstrip, Medallion Frame Chain, Diamond Scroll and new Evergreen!

Creative Memories Golden TicketBy simply placing an order today, you could win the whole set and become a border making master! Reminder: to qualify to win this, you simply need to place an order today (Wednesday, Nov. 4). You’ll also receive totally fun Days of Fall Title Stickers FREE with any order placed, and enjoy free shipping on all orders over $90.

Golden Ticket Border Maker Package

Speaking of border making masters, CM Advisor Candace Bouldin has put her creative border making talents to work for us once again (she created the borders you see above), and this time she’s incorporated the totally fun new Christmas Joy Paper and stickers along with her favorite Border Maker Cartridges.

Before you head to Candace’s blog, we’ve got a handful of fun borders to share, too!

Holiday Page Borders

To create the borders above, you’ll need:

For the top border, punch along entire 12″ edge of green patterned paper using the Border Maker and Bubbles Cartridge. Trim away punched section to measure 1-1/4″ wide. Cut a strip of red patterned paper to measure 12″ x 1″, then adhere to back of green punched strip. Apply foam squares to back of sticker, then adhere to border. Adhere layered border strips to page. Apply foam square to center of each ornament sticker, then adhere to page. Using pen, draw strings from border to each ornament.

For the second (Santa) border, punch along entire 12″ edge of tan cardstock using the Border Maker with Filmstrip Cartridge. Trim away punched section to measure 1-1/4″ wide. Set aside punched rectangle shapes for later use. Cut a strip of red patterned paper to measure 12″ x just a tad over 1/2″. Weave red strip through filmstrips, weaving over two, under one, etc. Adhere to page. Cut a piece of red patterned paper to measure 2″ square. Adhere tan rectangle shapes to this piece to resemble bricks as shown. To create chimney top, punch twice along the edge of tan cardstock using Border Maker with Picket Fence Cartridge. Trim a section away from bottom of this punched piece to measure 2-1/2″ x 3/8″. Adhere across top of chimney. Loosely set chimney onto filmstrip border and eyeball placement of Santa sticker. Remove chimney, then secure Santa sticker down. Apply foam squares to backside of chimney, then adhere to border. Apply foam squares to backside of 25 sticker, then adhere to chimney.

To create light string, simply apply small foam square to the backside of each bulb, then adhere to page and doodle string.

For the third (wreath) border, punch along entire 12″ edge of white cardstock using Border Maker with Diamond Scroll Cartridge. Cut away 5/8″ of border, leaving approximately 1/2 of the border. Set aside. Cut a strip of red patterned paper to measure 12″ x 1-1/8″. Adhere to page. Remove both red & white border sticker strips from sticker sheet and adhere across center of red patterned strip. Adhere Diamond Scroll punched half strip across top of striped stickers. To create wreath, punch along entire 12″ edge of bright green cardstock. Trim punched edge away to measure approximately 1″ wide. Using scissors, cut bottom section entirely through between each tree:

CutTrees

After cutting bottom section completely through, add a small amount of Mini Tape Runner to the base section of each tree, then begin “curling” the trees around into a circle. Press down to secure together as you go.

CurledCutTrees

Continue curling trees until you’ve used entire strip. Adhere holly & berries sticker to finish wreath. Adhere wreath to border to finish. (NOTE: original idea for this wreath came years ago from someone when the original Evergreen Border Maker existed. We aren’t sure who to credit with the idea, but wanted to note that we copied someone! The original idea for the striped candycanes under the Diamond Scroll border punch comes from Candace. We loved it so much we had to copy that too!) 🙂

To create bottom border, punch along entire 12″ edge of tan cardstock using Border Maker with Picket Fence Cartridge, and along entire 12″ edge of bright green cardstock using Evergreen Cartridge. Trim away bottom 3/8″ of picket fence strip, leaving “fence” portion. Cut away trees strip to measure 1″ wide. Tear a wavy-edged strip away from entire 12″ edge of white cardstock, then adhere trees, snow (white torn piece) and fence to page as shown. Apply foam squares to sign areas of North Pole sticker, then adhere to border to finish.

Shown below is another fun sneak peek of what you’ll find created by the totally talented Candace.

snowflakeBorder2

Totally fun, yes? Want to see more, complete with instructions? Head on over to Candace’s Blog and peek at her latest post Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!  – you’ll want to scoop up all of these sweet ideas! She’s a wizard when it comes to fun, unique ways to use Creative Memories Tools and she’s risen to the challenge this time. We love what she’s created! Happy Holiday Border Making!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s