Prepare for World Cardmaking Day: #CardBONUS Sketch Challenge

This past weekend was a September to remember — the Worldwide Virtual Crop was a huge success, and that’s all thanks to you and the thousands of crafters from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan! Want to keep the worldwide fun going? Well, you’re in luck, for World Cardmaking Day is the first Saturday of October! And to prepare for this global handicraft happening, we have a #CardBONUS challenge that you can take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!

Check out the SIX sketches below and put your own spin on delightful DIY designs and great greetings for birthdays, anniversaries, the upcoming Christmas season and more (AND tell us who you’ll be sending the card to as well when you post your projects on the Facebook Group!), and you might just be a lucky prize winner!

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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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Tag on Terrific Trimmings With These Scrapbook Crafts for Teens

They’re the small finishing touches for presents — they’re gift tags! And CM now offers the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch to add that final pop of personality and handwritten message or greeting for any wrapped present or perfectly packed bag. But besides making custom tags or labels, you can also use this punch to create accents for cards, journal boxes, entire borders for layouts and more! See for yourself with these scrapbook crafts for teens, as we feature a card (with a bonus gift card holder) and three layered borders that make way for eye-catching appeal.

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Shoot for the Sky (and Fun!) With These Star Crafts: Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card

Looking for five-star ideas?! Well, you’re in luck, for today’s blog features star crafts — two scrapbook borders and a DIY card — that will surely be superstars for your layouts or to send out to friends and family! Grab your Starry Border Maker Cartridge and shoot for the skies!

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Add Frills of Foliage With These Leaves Crafts: Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card

Yes, flowers are so striking and stunning, but you can’t overlook the importance of foliage. Leaves can definitely add pops of hues, interest, beauty, texture, depth and shade to the landscape — they’re not just “accents,” but rather a stunning foundation for gardens and yards. In fact, leaves are the starring roles in today’s blog, which aptly features the Spring Leaf Punch! Let these leaves crafts — featuring two scrapbook borders and a DIY card — grow on you and make them today! (P.S. This punch will also work beautifully for some upcoming autumn-themed collections… anyone up for raking leaves?)

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Illuminate Bright Ideas With These Summer Crafts: Scrapbook Borders and Card

Early dawns, longer sunlit days, shorter nights — summer is a sun-soaked sensation of a season! Whether you’re in the Northern Hemisphere currently enjoying fun-in-the-sun memories or in the Southern Hemisphere dreaming of warm-weather delights, the Summertime collection will have you walking (and crafting!) on sunshine all year round! Check out these summer crafts — scrapbook borders and a card — and illuminate bold ideas that really turn up the heat!

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Go Wild for Paw-some Animal Tracks Crafts

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Animals are everywhere in this world, from snow-covered mountains to the thick depths of a forest and even your very own backyard! Animals are awe-inspiring, and if you have photos and memories regarding to hiking, nature walks, trips to the zoo and camping (especially when paired with the Happy Camper collection, like these animal tracks crafts do!), then the Animal Tracks Border Maker Cartridge is a paw-some tool you’ve got to add to your craft room! Go wild!

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2+2+2 = An Abundance of Craft Ideas For You!

Two cards, two borders and two double-page spreads for each of the TWO fantastic You-Pick-It Promo Bundles?! Now that’s what we call two-riffic!

Today’s blog post comes to you from CM Independent Advisor Lauren Hinds and features craft ideas for using the two You-Pick-It Bundles — you won’t want to miss it!

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These Barbed Wire Scrapbook Crafts Will Add Sharp Style

For ranchers and farmhands, barbed wire has helped keep livestock within property lines rather than letting the animals graze and roam upon the open range. Well today, we want your creativity to have open range and roam carefree! Get ready for a rustic refresh, country charm and farmhouse finesse, for the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge paired with the Homestead collection will do just that (and with ease!). Check out these barbed wire scrapbook crafts — they’re sure to look extra sharp!

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