Sketch Round-Up Nov. 1-14

Every season has a reason… and being crafters, there’s always a reason to scrapbook! During summertime, we scrapbook. It’s fun to spring into crafting action in springtime — no rain on our parade. Autumn — the perfect time to fall into new projects. And come the polar vortex months, burrowing in your craft room and letting your creativity heat up (like a steaming cup of coffee, hot toddy or tea!) is consistently heartwarming. Speaking of winter, celebrate this season with these four frosty finds from the blog — it’s time for another Sketch Round-Up!

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Snow Much Fun: Scallop Borders for Winter Scrapbook Projects

More elegant that a wave and more entrancing than a simple geometric pattern, the repeated series of arcs and curvaceous shapes of scallops make it a subtle yet also bold design impression. And if you want to double down on this dynamic detail, then the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge is your aesthetic answer. Make these brr-illiant winter scrapbook projects, featuring scallop borders, that are snow much fun to make. (The scalloped designs almost mimic snowball shapes or mounds of skiable snow, too!)

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Witch-ing You a Ghoulishly Good Time With These Halloween Scrapbook Ideas

The spine-tingling time is nearly here — upon the moonlit horizon is Halloween! And since All Hallows’ Eve falls on a Sunday this year, we want to celebrate all weekend long (or shall we say, Halloweekend!) with some eerie-sistible scrapbooking treats. In fact, with the bounty of activities going on this time of year, from carving spooky pumpkins to binge-watching horror flicks and dressing up to the nines in fun or frightful costumes, you’re going to need all weekend to preserve these magical moments! So unwrap some mini candies and chocolates and enjoy these wicked-awesome Halloween scrapbook ideas. Happy haunting!

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All Is Calm And All Is Bright With These Nativity Crafts: Christmas Scrapbook Borders And Card

From family to family, there can be so many Christmas traditions. Decorating the tree. Baking cookies with grandma. Driving around to see the twinkling lights. Listening to classic yuletide songs. Wrapping and opening gifts. Sending out cards. Attending a Christmas mass. Whatever it is that you and your family does, there’s so much to enjoy about this most joyous time of year. And if you have some very special Christmas memories to highlight this year, check out these Nativity crafts — two Christmas scrapbook borders and a DIY card — and make a stable foundation for your season!

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Say BOO-la-la to These Ghost Crafts: Halloween Scrapbook Borders and Halloween Card

Halloween is creeping upon us, which only means we gotta show some ghost crafts that are wicked fun and totally spook-tacular to make! In fact, these Halloween scrapbook borders and Halloween card are sure to cast a spell on your fa-boo-lous and scary-good experiences, like carving pumpkins, treat-or-treating with buckets of candy and donning the most awesome costume. Bring on the hocus-pocus!

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Behold Beautiful Boughs With These Holly Crafts: Christmas Scrapbook Borders and Card

Oh, by gosh, by golly
It’s time for mistletoe and holly


And it’s time indeed, for today’s blog is getting ready for the holly-jolly season ahead with a few holly crafts! Do you deck your halls with boughs of holly at Christmastime? Whether it’s to spruce up your door, banisters, mantelpieces, halls and more, this gorgeous greenery is a great way to fill your home with yuletide spirit… and your albums and other projects, too! Check out these two Christmas scrapbook borders and card and say “season’s greetings” to some fresh and festive style!

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Add a Peppermint Twist With These Candy Cane Crafts: Christmas Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card

O Christmas treat, o Christmas treat… you know, the candy cane! Candy canes are an iconic (and sweet!) symbol of Christmastime. Their red and white twisted stripes — but can also be found in an array of bright and bold hues — adorn trees and homes during this festive time of year, while their pepperminty palate delights taste buds. Today’s blog is a total treat, for it showcases the latest Candy Cane Chain Border Maker Cartridge. It’ll definitely come in candy for your yuletide projects, like these candy cane crafts — three Christmas scrapbook borders and a DIY card!

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Bask in a Field of Sunflower Crafts: Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card

Sunflowers — a welcoming sight in gardens and fields, greeting the world with their brilliant sunrays petals, whether they’re big and bright yellow blooms or shades of light pink, chocolate brown, two-tone burgundy and purple. And these basking and stately flowers have inspired a plethora of creative people — Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, English poet William Blake, actress Helen Mirren… and so many more! In fact, these happy flowers have planted their presence onto the CM lineup not only in the Croptoberfest 2021 collection, but also with the recently launched Sunflower Vine Border Punch! (Hint: And it also goes great with the It’s Fall, Y’all collection, too, like in the examples below!) Water your creativity and bloom forth these sunflower crafts — two scrapbook borders and a DIY card — today! 

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Harvest Crisp Creations With These Fall Scrapbook Borders and Card

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

So many writers, artists and other creative individuals have long been inspired by the sensational time of year that is autumn — crisp breezes and even crisper apples, golden sunlight and beautifully painted treetops of orange, red and burnt sienna. If you’re yearning to embrace the season with open (flannel- or sweater-clad!) arms, then get started with these fall scrapbook borders and card!

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Bring on the Wonderland (and Fun-derland!) With These Amusement Park Crafts: Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card

No matter if you have young kids or grandchildren or simply want a day of thrills and chills, an amusement park can bring out your inner kiddo and bring on the fun! Thrilling rollercoasters, spinning carousels, a bounty of arcade games — non-stop entertainment is always on the docket at these places of wonderland (and fun-derland)! Check out these crowd-pleasing amusement park crafts — two scrapbook borders and a DIY card — and make a beeline to your craft room to make them today!

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