Grid Homey Memories With This COVID-19 Scrapbook Layout

With everything going on in the world this past year, many of us have found ourselves spending a lot more time at home. Perhaps you’ve picked up a new hobby or expanded on a current one, whether it would be gardening, scrapbooking, making music, sewing, woodworking and more! Many schools have gone from in-person learning to virtual sessions, and even a hybrid of the two. Maybe you’ve found yourself around the kitchen table more or taught your kids some cooking and baking tips. Video calls graciously give us the ability family, friends and co-workers from the comfort of home. And in light of these times, people have pushed through and found ways to connect with one another… determined to still make memories. And that’s just what blog contributor Noreen Smith did with her COVID-19 scrapbook layout by gridding some at-home memories with the Staycation collection! What memories have you had within the walls of your home this past year?

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Reflect Your Creativity With This Two-Page Spring Scrapbook Spread

Being in nature is simply wonderful, whether it’s taking an epic hike through a wooded area to sitting on the shores of a lake and fishing the day away. Clearing your mind in nature is a great way to help you hit the reset button, rejuvenate and refresh your senses and reflect on all that’s around you. Speaking of reflecting, blog contributor Noreen Smith did just that with one of her latest projects — she freshened up a one-page layout and reflected certain elements, patterns and designs to create a mirrored two-page standout! Want to see how she did it? Take a peek at this double-the-fun idea with her spring scrapbook spread below!

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Party Like a Pro With These Quick Birthday Scrapbook Layouts

Birthdays, graduations, anniversaries — there’s always a reason to celebrate life’s special moments. Truth be told, sometimes parties can take quite a bit of preparation and planning, from the menu to the decorations and theme, entertainment and location. But something you won’t have to worry about is how to display the festive fun when the streamers come down. How so? With the Party Time! Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack, of course. With its pre-designed pages, most of the prep work is done for you — you just need to decide which photos to highlight! Blog contributor Noreen Smith is a big fan of these papers and showcased how easy it is to get the layout party started in five, 10 and 15 minutes! Unwrap the magic with these three quick birthday scrapbook layouts!

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Make the Most of Your Papers With This Earth Scrapbook Layout

Have you ever had scrapbooking paper that was so beautiful that you wanted to make the most of its pattern and palette and to not leave any scraps behind? Blog contributor Noreen Smith loves the Emerald Gemstone papers… so much so that she made a layout that uses just one sheet of Emerald Gemstone paper, yet is undeniably full of intrigue and interest! (P.S. You can create this one-page wonder with any CM collection!) Check out this Earth scrapbook layout below to see how Noreen did it!

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Artful Aspirations in Two Ways With These Scrapbook Layout Ideas

Some people may say you can’t rush art, but you can complete stunning scrapbooking art in a matter of minutes! It’s true! Blog contributor Noreen Smith used the same basic supplies and groundwork — two pieces of paper from the beautiful Art Nouveau Paper Pack, as well as stickers and the fabulous Mandala Burst Border Punch — to create two beautiful layout opportunities. One is more simple and straightforward, while the other is simply fabulous and exudes some intricate intrigue… but both can stand on their own as works of art! Check out these scrapbook layout ideas below and let your artsy side shine!

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Dynamic Duo: Create Both Simple and Decorative Scrapbook Layouts With The Boho Escape Collection

Sometimes, you only have mere minutes to create and other times you can squeeze in a bit more and add that extra sticker or two. Luckily, no matter how much time you have, you can take the same basic supplies and groundwork and come up with multiple crafting opportunities! Blog contributor Noreen Smith recently used the beautiful Boho Escape collection and the new Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge to create two layouts — a more simple scrapbook layout and an elevated (and simply fabulous!) decorative scrapbook layout! Dive into this dynamic duo below!

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Reveal All Your Love With These Wedding and Baby Scrapbook Layouts

Although the All My Love collection was designed with beautiful weddings in mind, its elegance, warmth and soft style makes it a versatile collection that can be used for a variety of project types! Blog contributor Noreen Smith got her hands on the collection early, and she made a beautiful wedding scrapbook layout and a stunning baby scrapbook layout — check them out!

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Project Paradise Is Calling You With These Tropical Scrapbook Layouts

Tropical locations can be great fun with their hot-weather days, but the fantastic You-Pick-It Promo is even hotter! For a limited time when you make a qualifying purchase, you can pick your choice of promo bundles! Choose from two amazing bundles — and each features an exclusive album cover, a Fast2Fab™ Paper Pack and a border punch! Blog contributor Noreen Smith got her hands on both of the bundles, and she was able to put them to work in some truly creative and crafty ways — check out these tropical scrapbook layouts!

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Prep Patriotic Scrapbook Layouts With Fun Flag Decor

This week, both the United States and Canada will be celebrating some national observances — Canada Day on the 1st and America’s Independence Day on the 4th. What better way to document the festivities than with a patriotic scrapbook layout decorated with a custom-made flag embellishment? Follow the instructions below to make either (or both!) of these easy layouts from just one piece of double-sided paper and watch the video to see how to make a coordinating waving flag embellishment!

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Tips for Creating Photographic Scrapbook Paper Layouts

The Planes, Trains and Automobiles Paper Packs feature striking papers with photographic scenes on the reverse side. For some scrapbookers, these photographic backgrounds can be tricky to work with — you don’t want to cover up the featured image on the paper, you aren’t sure what size of photos will work on them or maybe you don’t know how to embellish without making them look too busy. But fear not — once you know a few tricks, they can be one of the easiest and fastest ways to create a layout! Check out these tips and examples on how to create stellar photographic scrapbook paper layouts!

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