Unfortunately Noreen is ill today, so there will not be a live Fast & Fun episode this week. However, since she was planning on sharing her top-five Creative Memories gift ideas with you, Noreen wanted to pass along these ideas so you can wrap up your gift-giving shopping BEFORE the “Christmas Shipping Guideline” date of Tuesday, Dec. 12*, at 11:59pm CT for traditional products!
*CA Sunday, Dec. 10, at 11:59pm CT
*AU Sunday, 10 Dec., at 9pm AEDT
If you’re ordering Custom Products for a gift, for best chances of pre-Christmas delivery, we recommend placing your orders by 11:59pm CT on Sunday, Dec. 3 (AU Sunday, 3 Dec., at 9pm AEDT). Orders with Custom Products will ship on Dec. 8 (AU 9 Dec.).
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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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Hats off to this year’s graduates! No matter if it’s preschool, high school, college or university, grad school or anything in between, this time marks as a huge accomplishment for these successful scholars and their academic achievement! And to show your grad just how proud you are, why not make them a homemade card (and maybe tuck a little token in as well)? Check out how you can ace your creativity with these DIY graduation cards!
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The lights dim and suddenly a cake, aglow with candles, is brought out and melodious singing fills the air. The recipient’s face lights up as a sweetly decorated cake is placed in front of him or her. The song ends and someone yells “Make a wish!” The recipient closes their eyes momentarily — huff! The candles are blown out… and it’s time to get the birthday party started!
Just as important as the candles and cake are on birthdays, so are cards! For a special handmade touch, opt to make your next birthday card rather than picking up a generic store-bought card — your friends and family members will surely appreciate the beautiful keepsake and be awestruck by your crafty talent. (Shhh, no need to tell them just how easy it was to make!) Blog contributor Tina Kistinger shows off three DIY birthday cards that look like they could be presents themselves! Take a look below — it’s time for a cardmaking celebration!
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Let’s be honest, mothers are superheroes and deserve to be showered with love all year round — but there’s no denying they deserve it a little bit more on Mother’s Day. (Hint, hint: Mother’s Day is this Sunday!) Whether it’s the mom or stepmom who raised you, the mother figure who made a meaningful impact on your life or even a close friend who is a first-time mama, it’s time to stop and say “thank you” to the wonder women in your life! And while generic cards or store-bought gifts can do the trick for the upcoming Mother’s Day celebration, how about trying out this Mother’s Day scrapbook layout or DIY Mother’s Day card (or both!) to really show how much she means to you (and to show off your creativity at the same time)! Happy Mother’s Day!
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They may be smaller than a regular 12×12 album, but 8×8 album covers sure are mighty! Speaking of 8x8s, have you placed your orders for the latest-and-greatest 8×8 albums? There are eight options for you to pick from between now and the 13th of April (or while supplies last!), including two foiled bookcloth options, Vintage Green Herringbone and Antique Red Tile, and six solid sensations in Tide Pool, Ruby, Cobalt, Chocolate, Icy Blue and Ebony! These exclusive albums are perfectly sized photo- and memory-capturing parcels, and are also fabulous as gifts, weekender projects, as a coffee table album and more! Ready to get started on a DIY 8×8 scrapbook album? Then follow along with blog contributor Krislyn Mattei as she shows you a quick and easy way to make numerous 8×8 layouts with just a few supplies and tools of your choice! Easy-peasy, 8x8s are breezy!
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How do you show your love on Valentine’s Day? Do you buy flowers? Give out chocolates? Send sweet cards to loved ones or perform random acts of kindness? If you’re a crafter, you might opt to create a homemade Valentine’s Day gift instead! Blog contributor Tina Kistinger created her own DIY Valentine’s Day gifts and even added her own sweet twist to the project — check it out!
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There’s something special about sending mail to your friends and family. Dedicating the time to make a handmade card and knowing you’ll put a smile on someone’s face can warm anyone’s heart. Take a look at these DIY encouragement cards that Blog contributor Tina Kistinger made with the Picture This! collection and start thinking of who you’d send these sweet sentiments to.
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Have you ordered the What a Zoo Flip Card Kit yet? It’s wildly awesome — perfect for kiddos of all ages and comes with everything needed (including easy instructions) to create a fun card they can make and send to a loved one. What’s even cooler is by adding just a few more basic supplies, you can transform the card kit into your own DIY mini album! Check out the video or follow the instructions below to learn how!
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The first year of a baby’s life definitely flies by as new milestones happen almost daily. But you can document those precious and fleeting moments easily with projects dedicated to each month of your little one’s first year. Take a look for yourself as blog contributor Krislyn recently created 12 baby scrapbook borders to commemorate that adorable timeframe!
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