Creative Memories Shape Makers

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Tutorials

I don’t generally use punches in my paper crafting because I don’t often find a design I like well enough to buy. BUT. Check out these three Creative Memories paper punches/shape makers – aren’t they great?


The Sweet Heart Maker, on the right, is a relatively new shape maker, or at least I haven’t seen it until recently, and I love it, particularly this month when we celebrate Valentine’s Day! But hearts are appropriate for any occasion, especially when scrapbooking pages of your kids or sending a card to a friend or family member. I love how intricate both the heart and paisley punches are…so feminine and beautiful – punches I can actually use!

And since I am the mother of one, soon to be two boys, the new puzzle punch is fantastic as well. I have big plans for that one, especially since my son LOVES puzzles and my husband just finished his largest puzzle ever of 5000 pieces. Crazy, I know… Imagine the possibilities of borders, frames, random accents, and more with that puzzle punch…

This week I’ve been using that sweet heart maker a ton – here are two little cards I made with it:


(Tools: Purple Cows Ultimate Trimmer, Cricut (various cartridges), Creative Memories Sweet Heart Maker)

Besides the Sweet Heart Maker, I used the Purple Cows Ultimate Trimmer to for the scalloped edge along the bottom. The Ultimate Trimmer is a great cutting tool – it has 11 different blades, all housed within the trimmer itself so storage is convenient and efficient. This is a great rotary cutter.


(Tools: Creative Memories Sweet Heart Maker & Corner Maker, Crop-A-Dile Big Bite II)

I love how this punch adds something special to my simple style. It’s a familiar shape with a fun twist – I love how Creative Memories does that with many of their shape makers and other cropping tools.

Every paper crafter needs a good heart shaped punch – I’d go with this one!

{Photos taken with a Canon Rebel XSi}

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Baba February 13, 2009 at 11:06 am

I have been dying to get ahold of some of these punches! Cept no one has them where I live. I am so out in the boonies. Cry.

2 Sharla February 13, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Those are really cute! I especially love the puzzle piece! By the way, you won an award on my blog. Check it out here:

P.S. I hope your pregnancy is going well. ( I hope I remembered right that you were pregnant, if not, sorry)

3 Keri February 13, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Kelsey, those cards you made are so stinkin’ cute. I wish you lived closer so we could craft together always.

4 syeda February 17, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Punches are so cute/lovely. Love what you did with them. I know it is hard to find a punch that you like.

5 Karen L March 4, 2009 at 1:52 am

Loving the sweet cards you made! That sweet heart maker is darling! I love the intricate detailing inside the heart. I would love to see how you use the paisley punch………I love paisleys!

6 Melissa M March 10, 2009 at 8:57 am

I love all those punches. The paisley on is my favorite because you co do a lot of diffrent and cool things with them.

7 Baba July 8, 2009 at 10:01 am

The punches are cute and I can see using them for lots of things. We don’t have them available where I live out in the country. It’s probably a good thing though because I could spend a fortune. LOL.

8 Jojo June 27, 2011 at 5:45 am

Hi, I hope you can help me – I’ve been looking for a paisley punch and was excited when I saw the one you had used above – but I cannot find it anywhere on the current site to purchase…do you know if it has sold out? If so, do you know of anyone who may have similar? Please I need help with this asap.
Thanks in advance,

9 Kelsey July 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I don’t know – I’d check eBay or Amazon. Good luck!

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