12 Days of Christmas Day 8 – CCS Circles

All you had to do was ask! (Several hundred times!) 🙂 One of our top product requests was to bring back the Custom Cutting System Circle and Oval Patterns, and wouldn’t you know it – we did! And, to kick off their intro into our product line in style, we wanted to share a couple of fun ideas showcasing things you can make with the circles!

We’re SO excited about these awesome tools being back, we’ve put together this blog post to celebrate their arrival:

Creative Memories CCS Circles and Ovals

First up is this totally adorable top-view snowman card. He’s too, too cute!


To create this card, you’ll need:

Step 1: Cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 5.5″ x 11″. Fold in half to create a 5.5″ square card.

Step 2: Cut a piece of grey snowflake pattern paper to measure 5.25″ square, then adhere to front of card.

Step 3: Using CCS with red blade, cut circles from white cardstock as follows: (1) using red blade with outside of medium pattern, (1) using red blade with outside of small pattern, and (1) using red blade with inside of medium pattern.

Step 4: Layer and adhere circles as shown using foam squares.

Step 5: Cut two small strips of blue cardstock to measure approximately .5″ x 1.5″. Cut a “V” shape into one end of each strip, then adhere as shown for scarf.

Step 6: Using scissors, trim small “carrot nose” shape from orange cardstock, then adhere to snowman. Add eyes and mouth using black pen.

Step 7: Cut two “stick arms” from brown cardstock that measure approximately 2″ long as shown:


Step 8: Using scissors, trim “fingers” into tops and trim length of each finger until it looks about right. Adhere stick arms to snowman between bottom and middle circles.

Cute, right?

Next up is this totally fun Carols page layout – just in time for the Carols by Candlelight events happening.


The layout shown above also features the brand new Bright Embellishments with some simple circle making that’ll make you giddy! How excited are we all that the circles & ovals templates are back? 🙂

To create this layout, you’ll need:

Step 1: Adhere blue background piece to white page.

Step 2: Using the small CCS template cut 1 circle with the Blue Blade and 1 circle with the Red blade from Christmas Joy paper. Using the medium CCS template cut a 3rd circle from Christmas Joy paper and adhere all to the page. NOTE: black cardstock was placed where photos would go.

Step 3: Trim a border strip from Christmas Joy paper and adhere across the bottom of the page. Trim a 1-inch strip of white cardstock to adhere under the border, draw tiny dots across the top and bottom and add journalling.

Step 4: Randomly adhere a selection of music notes and circle embellishments to the page, some using Foam Squares and some with Tape Runner.

Step 5: Finish off with a few sparkly jewels and you’re done! Can you hear the carols already? “We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas…”

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