Send Out Worthwhile Style With These DIY Card Ideas

Cards — while perhaps just simple pieces of paper and a bit of writing, there’s so much meaning behind a card made by hand, for someone was thinking of you, wishing you well or they just wanted to thank you for being you! The thought and care that goes into a handmade card is quite special. Blog contributor Tina Kistinger was in the good old-fashioned (and super creative!) cardmaking mood, and decided to take charge of a couple DIY card ideas that flaunt the gorgeous hues of the Emerald Gemstone collection and classic-looking style of the Alphabet Stamp Kit System! Who would you send these cards to?

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It’s a Family Night Delight With This Game Night Scrapbook Layout

Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, a family reunion or even just looking for something to do after dinner to ease into the evening, game days and nights are always a good idea — bonus points for lots of memories and laughter! Even better, with so many video chat options available today (Zoom, anyone?) there are tons of opportunities to stay connected and be competitive. A win-win-win for all! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and her family have been actively playing games during these unusual times, and because of it, many family night delights have occurred! See how she tapped into board game bliss with this game night scrapbook layout!

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Lucky YOU: A St. Patrick’s Day Pop-up Promo & Sketch Challenge!

“May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart and warmed by the smiles of the people you love.” — Irish blessing

You’ve found your pot of gold with today’s blog post — not only do we have a special St. Patrick’s Day pop-up promo to share with you, but we also have a #LuckyBONUS Sketch Challenge for you to take on with 3 sketches you can create to win YOUR CHOICE of one of three leprechaun-approved St. Paddy’s Day-themed prizes!

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Sketch Round-Up March 1-14

Where does your mind drift off to when you see a new sketch or layout idea? Are you envisioning what photos would nestle onto the page? Or is your mind thinking of the punches, embellishments or stickers you’ll incorporate to jazz it up and make the project your very own? Perhaps you ask yourself, “When can I set aside some ‘me-time’ to make this idea a reality?” No matter where your mind meanders to, channel any and all of those thoughts right now, for it’s time for the Sketch Round-Up! What will you concoct with these four sketches?

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Win a Dragonfly Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #6

Saturday, March 13: 1pm CT

Where did the time go? It’s true that all good things must come to an end, and now marks the last Virtual Crop challenge for the weekend. However, you still have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit all your layouts and qualify for prizes! (Awesome, right?!) So, take your time, enjoy yourself and show us your savvy skills — here’s Challenge #6!

For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here.

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Win an Emerald Gemstone Fast2Fab™ Album: Virtual Crop Challenge #5

Saturday, March 13: 11am, 1pm CT

Virtual Crops are always a highlight of the month, and we have you and your creativity to thank for that! Ready for another sketch? Well here it is — get ready, get set, it’s Challenge #5!

For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here.

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Win a Spring Cottage Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #4

Saturday, March 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT

Rise and shine, scrappers! It’s the second day of the Virtual Crop. We’re so excited you’re joining us for another day of scrapbooking and fun — yippee! On the docket right now is Challenge #4!

For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here.

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Win Your Choice of a Sunshine Recipe Template or Shamrock Recipe Template: Virtual Crop Challenge #3

Friday, March 12: 5pm CT | Saturday, March 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT

We’re almost done with the first day of the this month’s Virtual Crop, but the fun has only just begun! Be sure to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow because that’s when Challenge #4 and the second day of the Virtual Crop will commence! But first, let’s tackle Challenge #3!

For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here.

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Win a Spring Cottage Prize Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2

Friday, March 12: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, March 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT

Wowza, what a way to kick off the March Virtual Crop! Your creativity continues to delight and inspire us. Speaking of inspiration, it’s time for the next sketch with Challenge #2!

For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here.

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Win a Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1

Friday, March 12: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, March 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT

Hello, hello, hello, and welcome to the March Virtual Crop! Get ready for a weekend filled with crafting, creativity and the chance to win some fabulous prizes, just like all our monthly crops! Let’s get the ball rolling with Challenge #1!

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 postincluding how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group)supplies you’ll needexamples of challengesthe types of prizes and more.

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