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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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Jan. 18-22

All crafters know that a project a day keeps the boredom away! (Also, scrapbooking can help reduce anxiety and stress levels!) If you’re looking for some innovative and intriguing projects to try out this week, you’ve come to the right place — we’ve got four stellar sketch ideas from our Instagram account worth taking note of! Get ready to be inspired, because here’s your Weekly Sketch Round-Up!

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Ignite Your Passion With This Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Layout

Love — a simple four letter word, but one that transcends with endless affection and appreciation. Speaking of love, Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, and for some that could mean gifting a box of chocolates or flowers, writing an endearing card or expressing respect with a romantic, kind gesture… or perhaps showing your caring (and creative!) side with a project from the new Love Wins collection! Prep ahead for the day — or any heartwarming day — with this love-focused and Valentine’s Day scrapbook layout!

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Manifest a Masterpiece With This Artistic Scrapbook Layout

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”

This quote by William Morris, a celebrated designer, poet and craftsman from the Art Nouveau era, exemplifies the latest launch that does just that — accentuate your photos of everyday life. From special moments and memories with friends to family get-togethers, highlighting heritage albums and more, the brand-new Art Nouveau collection features the international “new art” movement’s nature motifs, ornamental stylings and sinuous, organic lines to give a timeless presence to your photos. (P.S. Some of the papers within the Art Nouveau Paper Pack pay homage to designs by William Morris, too!) Ready to see what its elegance is all about? Then take a look at this artistic scrapbook layout and exhibit some creativity!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Jan. 11-15

Inspiration
/ˌinspəˈrāSH(ə)n/
1. The process of being mentally stimulated to feel or do something, especially to do something creative
2. A sudden creative, brilliant or timely idea
3. The Weekly Sketch Round-Up

Inspiration is waiting for you within today’s Weekly Sketch Round-Up, for there are awesome sketch projects for you to try out that are sure to challenge you and get your creative juices flowing. Let’s get into it!

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Marvel at This Magnificent Mandala Scrapbook Layout

Mandala, (Sanskrit for “circle”) not only flaunts as a beautifully artistic, geometric design, but can also be a powerful spiritual symbol used in ceremonial rituals, worship, sacred art and meditation. For blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu, her children have created many painted crafts based on dot mandalas, so she was inspired to turn that circular concept into an eye-catching (and elegant!) mandala scrapbook layout — featuring the dazzling Mandala Burst Border Punch, of course!

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Illustrate Your Emotions with this Emoji Scrapbook Layout (PLUS a Challenge)

Heart eyes, smiling pineapples, raised hands, a unicorn, comfort foods! We’re not just saying random words, we’re talking about those little lovelies called emojis! Back in 2018, we launched the Emoji Stickers and they were such a huge hit that we’re bringing them back for limited time while supplies last with a 2021 refreshed look in celebration of National Sticker Day with Emoji Stickers 2.0! ❤️

And that’s not all — we’re kicking off this new debut even more with a pop-up Emoji Stickers 2.0 Sketch Challenge on our Virtual Crop Facebook Group for YOU!

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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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Tell Tales of Your Time Off With This Vacation Scrapbook Layout

It may be early in the year, but who is already feeling like they could use a tropical vacation? Whether you have a trip planned in the near future or want to reminisce on one from year’s past, this softly super vacation scrapbook layout is just what you need to seas your tropical moments and turn them into a sun-filled (and fun-filled! craft adventure. Bring on the sunscreen… and your creativity!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Jan. 4-8

It’s been a busy week of scrapbooking — between the recent product launch and the first Virtual Crop of 2021, we’re guessing you have been spending quite a bit of time in the craft room! (Applause to you!) But, are you still craving some new projects to try out? If so, you’re in luck — we have four beautiful project ideas for you to try out in today’s Weekly Sketch Round-Up! (Psst, they all bring on some totally tropical thrills!)

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