Celebrate World Card Making Day with a Brief History of DIY Cards

What makes a card so special? At the end of the day, isn’t it just a piece of paper with some decorations and doodles on it? On the surface, it may seem insignificant, yet we all love it when we’re the recipient of one. Cards are a gift — the ultimate way to express your feelings in a thoughtful way. And with Oct. 5 being World Card Making Day, we thought we’d offer a brief rundown of the history of card giving and then provide some fun DIY card ideas! Let’s get to it!

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Create Two-for-One Projects: DIY Autumn Cards (Part Two)

Nobody wants to be wasteful when scrapbooking! If you can find any extra way to get the most bang for your buck, you’re probably going to do it! This blog post shows you how to take the leftover paper from the borders you created in this blog post and turn them into beautiful DIY autumn cards! Take a look at how you can reuse and re-imagine these papers!

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Create Two-for-One Projects: Autumn Scrapbook Border Ideas (Part One)

Everyone is looking to get the most out of their scrapbooking supplies and use every last bit of every last piece. Nobody likes to be wasteful! That’s what today’s blog post is all about — using all the supplies in the Harvest Delight collection for multiple projects! Part one in this series features fall scrapbook border ideas for the 8×8 albums and part two will show you how to create DIY fall cards. Let’s get started!

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Add Crisp Coolness to your Creations with these Autumn Scrapbook Border Ideas

No fall layout is complete without adding the accents of autumn and no accent does it better than a border. A good autumn scrapbook border is like the crust on an apple pie — it’s an essential piece of the delicious puzzle. Take a look at these festive autumn scrapbook border ideas, as well as a bonus DIY autumn card idea that’s perfect for sending your fall feelings to anyone! Check them out!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Sept. 9-13

Although they sort of look like it, sketches don’t have to be black-and-white. When we show a layout alongside a sketch, it isn’t meant to be an exact map for how your layout should look. It’s meant to be more of a guide. You can make any changes to a sketch that you want — in fact, we encourage it! Take a look at the four sketches in the Weekly Sketch Round-Up and let us know what changes and modifications you would play with to make them your own!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Sept. 2-6

Where is the first place your mind goes when you see an exciting new sketch or layout idea? Are you thinking about all the photos you can use with it? Is your mind shooting out tons of new ideas you can incorporate into your albums at a breakneck speed? Or are you simply thinking, “Okay, how quickly can I get into my crafting room to get started?” No matter what you think, we hope you’re able to channel those thoughts into creative expression with these four sketches — it’s time for the Weekly Sketch Round-Up!

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Create Simple, Yet Stunning DIY Cards for Any Occasion!

Who says you need a special occasion to send someone a card? With the right papers and a little bit of creativity, you can create a card that’s appropriate for any event, celebration or occasion! Want to see an example? Blog contributor Noreen recently took on the challenge of coming up with some DIY card ideas that are as versatile as they are striking — check them out!

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Get Classically Crafty with these Vintage Scrapbook Borders and Card

Nothing resonates quite like the good times of the great oldies. Sure, the new is always exciting, but everyone loves a little bit of nostalgia, especially when it comes to scrapbook layouts. If you’re looking to add some traditional flair to your projects, then you’re going to love these projects made with the Memoirs & Memories collection! Check out these DIY vintage scrapbook borders and card to learn how to add a little bit of old-school cool to your projects!

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Send Pops of Personality with these DIY Rainbow Card Ideas

Let’s be honest, there’s a time and place for a plain, simple card. But for those other times and other places, we want the sentiment with the style! There’s nothing like a fun, spunky card that showcases the thought and effort that was put into making it. Taking your creativity to the top is easy with the happy hues of the Rainbow Rush collection! It’s the perfect place to start as you make your DIY rainbow card ideas a reality and send pops of personality and pizzazz to friends and family!

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Take a Dip into DIY with these Nautical Card Ideas

Life is better on the water. You spend your days lounging, relaxing and listening to the lapping waves — it’s all so picture perfect and sometimes a postcard just won’t do it justice. In those moments, let DIY do all the work! With the Deep Blue Sea collection, you can fashion some DI-wonderfully water-filled cards that would make any landlubber green with envy. (Side note: Did you know the term is actually landlubber, not land-lover??) Check out these nautical card ideas and try these coastal creations yourself!

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