Handy How-To’s for Creative Memories Products

Today’s blog post is a real How-To-tastic treat — we’ve got 11 handy how-to’s for using Creative Memories products that are part of the main line! Whether you’re new to CM and would like to learn how to insert pages into our albums and use a Tape Runner or have been with us for a while but could use a refresher on how to use our tools like the Original Border Maker System, you’re going to love it!

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How To Choose A Creative Memories Album

Our world-renowned albums are handcrafted in the USA using premium, photo-safe materials.

Watch the video below to learn about the various album styles and types of pages you can choose from.

Quality Assurance: Built to last for years of enjoyment, learn about the specific tests we conduct on our bookcloth albums to ensure your memories stay safe.


How To Add & Remove Pages From Your Creative Memories Album

Our photo-safe pages feature reinforced edges to provides you with increased durability and easy page turning.

Take a look at how to add and remove pages in your album in the video below.


How To Use Page Protectors

Give yourself peace of mind and protect your album pages, photos and memorabilia from fingerprint oils and spills with our photo-safe polypropylene Page Protectors that fit perfectly over our 12×12 pages.

Watch the video below to see how to use Page Protectors.


How To Use the 12-inch Trimmer

The 12-inch Trimmer is the best that CM has ever made! You’ll love this cutting-edge trimmer for all your scrapbooking projects and crafts.

Learn about the features of the 12-inch Trimmer and how to use it in the video below.


How To Use A Border Punch & Frame Punch

Create numerous borders using our durable border- and frame-making standalone punches.

Watch how to use Border Punches and Frame Punches in the videos below!

Frame Punches let you create borders AND frames! Use the shapes to frame and mat photos, run borders across layouts and create paper crafts galore!

Learn how to use a Frame Punch in the video below.


How To Use The Border Maker System

The original and the best — the Creative Memories Border Maker System — flawlessly creates continuous 12×12 borders for layouts and crafts. Its interchangeable cartridges make up to 2,000 cuts each (that’s borders for more than 665 scrapbook pages!) and make it incredibly easy to create a new border design whenever you like.

Learn how to use the Border Maker System in the video below.


How To Use The Custom Cutting System

Create perfect shapes every time with the Creative Memories Custom Cutting System. It cuts circles, ovals, rectangles, gemstones and a jumbo circle with its interchangeable blades and templates.

See how to use the Custom Cutting System in the video below.


How To Use The Circle Cutter

The Circle Cutter is a crafty cutting tool that easily cuts out and draws circles of various sizes, from as little as 3″ to 11-3/4″ in diameter just by twisting the sizing dial.

Learn how to use the Circle Cutter in the video below.


How To Use A Tape Runner

Designed to be photo-safe and permanent so your photos and memorabilia stay secured to your pages, our world-class Tape Runner and refill adhesives are a scrapbooker’s must-have.

Learn how to use the Tape Runner and about types of Tape Runner Refills in the video below.


How To Use Foam Squares

Adhere embellishments and stickers securely with photo-safe Foam Squares. 

Learn about Foam Squares and how to use them in the video below.


How To Use A Dual-Tip Pen

Add captions and stories to your pages and projects with Dual-Tip Pens from Creative Memories!

Learn about our photo-safe Dual-Tip Pens in the video below.


Whew, how was that for some helpful how-to’s?! Did you learn anything new today or are you a CM expert who already knew it all? And are there any how-to’s you’d like us to add to this list? Comment below to tell us!

9 thoughts on “Handy How-To’s for Creative Memories Products

  1. Great post. I sometimes need a little reminder.

    Now if you could just tell me how to find the housing for my border maker system@

    1. Love this info for future reference…would like to know approximately how many pages should be in an album. Thanks and keep up the great work!

      1. It used to be roughly 40, depending on how heavily decorated they are. I usually get 2 sets of refill pages per album.

  2. What a great idea! I’m keeping this link for quick access to all these how to’s and sending it to my scrapbooking friends.

  3. I watched the which album to choose video and was disappointed the Happy Album wasn’t showcased which makes me very nervous that there are plans to discontinue it. I hope not. I love my Happy

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