“April showers bring May flowers,” but this weekend will shower possibilities of super sketch challenges and community connection (with a misting of prizes, too!). It’s time to turn up the creative temps — the April Virtual Crop is here!
If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more.
If you want to know what’s new for 2023 VC’s, you can read about the updated features in this blog post.
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In this post, you will find ALL 4 sketches for this crop (these 4 sketches are for the entire weekend; no additional sketches will be posted), a downloadable PDF with the 4 sketches for your convenience, hashtags to use when posting your challenge layouts in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group, prize information and layout inspiration. This is about to be an amazing weekend and we can’t wait to see what you create!
To ensure we see all your submissions for the chance to win, you’ll want to post each layout you complete as its own new post with the hashtag for that challenge. You have until Tuesday, April 18, at 11:59pm CT (AU: Wednesday, 19 April, at 2:59pm AET) to submit your layouts for the chance to win a prize (more details on what you can win further down this post!). Again, we’re so excited that you’re here and happy scrapping!
Challenge #1 — #CMVirtualCrop1April2023
Challenge #2 — #CMVirtualCrop2April2023
Challenge #3 — #CMVirtualCrop3April2023
Challenge #4 — #CMVirtualCrop4April2023
NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in-house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. You have until Tuesday, April 18, at 11:59pm CT to submit your layout(s). Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, April 20, at noon CT.
Noreen’s Tip: “Use two or more sticker strips to create instant border designs!”
Sonia’s Tip: “If you’re not sure where to start when creating your layout, try creating a fun border first.”
Nicole’s Tip: “Don’t be afraid of switching up a sketch to better fit with the photos you want to use — feel free to replace two 4″x6″ photos with one 5″x7″ photo to make that one photo the focal point of the page!
Also, having a pack of general phrase stickers is very helpful to reach to when you’re looking to add something to your page. I used the Tonal Words Sticker Pack, which you can get FREE this weekend when you place a qualifying order — check out the details below!”
Noreen’s Tip: “Use a combo of tonal papers to create an ombré effect across a two-page spread. Punch the squares from similar tonal papers to complete the ombré effect, and the Square Punch (CA|AU) is perfect for creating this layout quickly!“
And Have You Seen The Pop-up Promo?!
Take advantage of the Pop-up Promo that’s going on this weekend ONLY! As a fun bonus to the Virtual Crop festivities, you can get a Tonal Words Sticker Pack FREE when you spend $30+ USD / $38+ CAD / $50+ AUD on ANY Creative Memories products! Get your hands on new collections, tools, bestsellers and more, and enjoy a FREE sticker pack while you do so! But remember, you’ll want to act fast because this Virtual Crop Weekend Pop-up Promo ends April 16 at 11:59pm CT/AET or while supplies last!
Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.
- For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.
- For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here.
Have fun at this month’s Virtual Crop — we can’t wait to see what you create! (Don’t forget those hashtags on your posts!)
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein