Simple Borders Using Dancing Daisies!

One of my favourite things to do when Creative Memories launches a new Border Maker Cartridge is to punch out a whole pile of the new border and just play! I like to see how it can be layered, stacked, positioned on a page, etc. I just love spending some time being creative! I also love seeing which other Border Maker Cartridges coordinate nicely with it.

Today I want to share with you what came out of my playing and experimenting with the new Dancing Daisies Border Maker Cartridge. I chose to punch a pile of white border strips as a starting point and then used the Mix and Match Paper Pack and Embellishments to complete some borders.

The first one I made is super simple:


I didn’t do anything fancy with the border itself (it’s absolutely beautiful on its own!) I adhered the Dancing Daisies to a 1″X12″ strip of the Cranberry Mix and Match polka-dot patterned paper and then added a scalloped edge by punching two 12″ strips of Cranberry Cardstock with the Scalloped Dot Border Maker Cartridge. When I was adhering that to my border I chose to tuck the dots in behind the polka-dot strip and just have the scalloped edge peeking through. Once I had both of those strips adhered; one above and one below, I adhered the whole strip to a 1-3/4″ strip of White Cardstock to help it pop off the page. All I needed to do then was adhere a beautiful layered flower using the Cranberry Mix and Match Embellishments.


For my second layout, I thought it would be fun to play with the placement of the Dancing Daisies Border. I absolutely LOVE the card that Melissa Ullmann created in an earlier blog (you can find it HERE). I think it looks so fun when these daisies fit together like a little puzzle.

For this Royal Blue layout I chose to keep them all the same colour (since I had already punched a pile of white ones!) and then stagger them off to the left so that the border tapered off to an angle on the right side. Then I used my Custom Cutting System to cut a 2-1/2″ circle out of White Cardstock to use as a base for my stacked flower and I created the flower out of the Royal Blue Mix and Match Embellishments.



For my third layout, I decided to use the Eggplant Mix & Match Paper Pack and Embellishments. To create this border I used one 12″ strip of the Dancing Daisies Border punched from White Cardstock and then I punched two 12″ strips of Evergreen Cardstock punched out using the Lace Scalloped Border Cartridge. I thought to adhere the Lace Scallop above and below the Dancing Daisies sort of looked like leaves!


I took another strip of the white Dancing Daisies and cut out six individual daisies from the strip. I adhered those to the smallest flower in the Eggplant Mix and Match Embellishments and then added a gem to the center. I adhered these to the border strip with foam squares so that they popped up a bit off the page.


For my last layout, I did lots of cutting! I started with two 12″ strips of Dancing Daisies cut out of White Cardstock. I took one of those strips and cut it right along the center and adhered it to the back side of the other 12″ strip so that there was a slight shadow above and below the daisies. Then I took another strip and cut out six individual daisies and adhered them to the border to every-other daisy. When placing them down I was sure to offset the flower petals.


I adhered this border strip to a 1″ X 12″ strip of Evergreen Cardstock and then adhered that strip to a 1-3/4″ X 12″ strip of Evergreen Mix and Match Paper. I then used the Scalloped Dot Border Cartridge and adhered a 12″ strip above and below the whole border. To embellish the flowers I used gemstones on every-other flower and the tiny circle cut out from the Scalloped Dot Border for the remaining daisies.


I hope you are excited to get your hands on the Dancing Daisies Border Maker Cartridge and start doing some playing of your own! Happy creating 🙂



4 thoughts on “Simple Borders Using Dancing Daisies!

  1. Thank you Marja for showing us inspiring ideas to create our own borders with the truly wonderful Creative Memories Border Making System and cartridges.


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