NSD 2020 Worldwide Virtual Crop: Challenge #3

We’re only two challenges into the NSD 2020 Worldwide Virtual Crop, but we’re already overflowing with inspiration and ideas! It’s been so fun to see what you all have been able to create so far, and we’re ready to start the next challenge! (Are you?!) Ready, set, go — it’s time for Challenge #3!

Creative Memories Advisors and Home Office Staff from around the world have created layouts for YOU! Every four hours for the next three days you will receive a new sketch to create. Review all posting times here.

If it’s your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you’d like a quick walk-through of what to expect before we get started, you can get the 411 on Virtual Crops here, including how to participatewhat you’ll needexamples of challenges and more. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです

Reminder About Post Approvals & Security

IMPORTANT: THIS IS A FREE EVENT. If you see anything asking you to enter credit card information, it is NOT LEGITIMATE.

Due to spam posts because of the popularity of our virtual events, we have had to change our virtual events so that each post submitted must be approved by an admin.

  • The Home Office team will approve your post as quickly as possible. During challenge times (posted here), please give the US/CA team 15 minutes to approve your post. After challenge hours, please give the team 4 hours to approve your post.
  • All posts submitted from now through the 11:59pm CT deadline on Sunday will be reviewed and approved prior to the winner selection on Thursday, May 7.
  • Thank you! This is to ensure the safety and enjoyment of this event for everyone!

Japanese Translation: このイベント内で、クレジットカード情報を取得しようとするスパムコメントが投稿されています。本イベントは無料ですので、クレジットカード番号を聞かれても決して入力しないでください。

The Prize for All 12 Challenges

The prize for all 12 challenges of the NSD Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12×12 Periwinkle Triflora Album Cover. Prizes will be awarded to two participants in each challenge. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prizes will be announced on Thursday, May 7, at 3pm CT.

Now, let the fun begin!

Flag_Australia Worldwide Virtual Crop Challenge #3: 

  1. Create a layout following the sketch below.
  2. Take a photo of your completed project.
  3. Post the photo of your completed page, spread, border or card to the NSD Worldwide Virtual Crop Facebook Event Page AND add #CM1, #CM2, #CM3, etc., to the caption/comments. You will add the hashtag that matches the challenge that you are submitting. No words needed, just stick to the hashtag CM with numbers as this is a bilingual event! Feel free to use other hashtags as well, such as #NSDWWVC2020 or #CreativeMemories, but BE SURE to include #CM1, #CM2, etc., so we can find your post. For Instagram users, you will need to add #NSDWWVC2020 AND #CM1, #CM2, etc., so your post can be found.
  4. You have the entire event to submit all 12 challenges (some will post while you are sleeping). To see your final deadline date and time, check when your Facebook event ends; this will show you the date and time in your time zone. View challenge times in your time zone here. Keep refreshing the Facebook Event Page to see others’ masterpieces!

TUTORIAL: Take a look with Tracey from Home Office as she uses a Border Maker Cartridge as a punch to make a small frame.

Maggie Hughes lives in an isolated rural community in the heart of the Australian Outback where she works as a Fauna Spotter Catcher, identifying environmental risks to Australian native wildlife and relocating them to safe habitats, as well as voluntarily rehabilitating orphaned and injured native animals. She is a mother to two amazing young men. She joined CM after being introduced to it by an old school friend. She says her scrapbooks will be a legacy of her life, full of quirky anecdotes, heartaches, triumphs, funny stories and educational information.

Now, let the fun begin! (2)
Created by Maggie Hughes – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia

Fun fact: She made her own pockets and foldable notebooks using the 12-inch Trimmer Scoring Blade and a Spring Medley Embellishment as a template!

To create this layout, you will need:

  • Genuine Paper Pack
  • Aussie Adventure Theme Pack
  • Spring Medley Embellishments
  • Genuine Laser Cut Embellishments
  • Genuine Stickers
  • Happy Album Kit #12 (ruled paper sheet)
  • Navy & Raspberry Cardstock
  • Brown Sans Serif ABC/123 Stickers
  • Baroque Border Punch
  • 12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scoring and Stamping Blade
  • Personal Trimmer
  • Repositionable Tape Runner
  • Tape Runner
  • Multi-Purpose Tool
  • Custom Cutting System
    • Small & Medium Custom Cutting System Circle Patterns
    • Blue & Red Custom Cutting System Blades
  • All-Purpose Scissors
  • CM Ruler
  • Black Dual-Tip Pen

Created by Tracey – Creative Memories Home Office, Australia

To create this layout, you will need:

  • Mellow Meadows Paper Pack
  • Double Heart Punch
  • Daydreamer Stickers
  • Picture This! Stickers
  • Black Sans Serif ABC/123 Stickers
  • Dark Green & White Cardstock
  • 12-inch Trimmer
  • Tape Runner
  • Foam Squares
  • Black Dual-Tip Pen

Created by Tracey – Creative Memories Home Office, Australia

To create this layout, you will need:

  • Daydreamer Paper Pack
  • Daydreamer Stickers
  • Original Border Maker System with the Spring Leaf Chain & Dips & Diamonds Border Maker Cartridges
  • 12-inch Trimmer
  • Tape Runner
  • Foam Squares

Here are a few more fun examples using Border Maker Cartridges to craft innovative frames!

Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #NSDWWVC2020 and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement!


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7 thoughts on “NSD 2020 Worldwide Virtual Crop: Challenge #3

  1. I love the border maker as a punch. So beautiful! I have a question about the pockets with little pull-outs on your layouts. How do those work with a page protector? I would love to use them, but not sure how to make it work with a page protector. Your advice?

    1. Hi Dawn, you’ll want to make carefully placed slits in your Page Protector to be able to access the pull-outs. A few tips, draw a dot at each end of where you want the slit to be, remove the protector and slide a piece of cardboard or a small cutting mat inside the page protector, line up a ruler with your dots and cut the slits with a scalpel or retractable knife. Hope that helps.

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