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!Continue reading Celebrate World Card Making Day with a Brief History of DIY Cards
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!
Good news: You’ve come to the exact place to get all the inspiration you need to create your next project! From layouts and spreads to cards and paper crafts, The Weekly Sketch Round-Up is brimming with ideas to shake up your scrapping style. You might even say it’s an answer to your project prayers! Check out these four sketches and let them lead you all the way back to your craft room!Continue reading Weekly Sketch Round-Up Sept. 16-20
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!Continue reading Create Simple, Yet Stunning DIY Cards for Any Occasion!
Oh, cardstock paper, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways (specifically, five of them).Continue reading Top Five Things We Love About Cardstock
The best part about having the crafting bug? You can come up with unique ways to tackle all sorts of everyday challenges — some of which you didn’t even realize needed tackling! Someone who enjoys the imaginative art of DIY sees an entirely world of possibilities when it comes to their day-to-day life, and blog contributor Tina is no exception. She recently took the Memoirs & Memories collection and created handy DIY sticky note holders that look great on any desk or workspace. Check it out!Continue reading Add Industrial Ingenuity to Your Desk with these DIY Sticky Note Holders
Scrapbooking is not an art form with limitations. You shouldn’t feel bound by the confines of a 12×12 album. There are so many other ways you can create layouts — even perfectly petite ones! After all, isn’t there a saying about good things coming in small packages? Mini scrapbook albums are becoming more and more popular due to the ease, accessibility and overall cuteness. If you’re looking for a fun way to create a DIY mini album, you’re in luck! This blog post is filled with step-by-step instructions on how you can create your own miniature masterpiece using cardstock, cardboard, paper and a little imagination!
They say when it comes to giving gifts, it’s the thought that counts. What better way for a crafter to show how much they care than with a DIY card? With Mother’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to learn how to create a fun, spring-themed DIY Mother’s Day card that mom is sure to love! Find out how in today’s post!
Have some leftover scrapbook papers that you don’t have a use for? Do you have scraps of paper lying around that aren’t large enough to use in an album? You’re in luck, because with a little bit of inventiveness and imagination from CM Advisor Tina (and the help of the Custom Cutting System Circle Patterns) you can create your very own DIY paper rosettes! These rosettes work great as decorations for events or parties (plus, they just look cool). Check out how they look when done with the Flourish papers!
Although it’s only October, it’s almost time to start getting ready to decorate your home for the holiday season. Most everyone has traditional holiday decorations like wreaths and ornaments, but what about DIY Christmas decorations? If you’re a Creative Memories® fan, you’re likely a crafty person and have the ability to create some beautiful decorations. Need an idea of where to start? Check out this DIY Christmas tree paper craft that you can make using the Season’s Greetings Paper Pack!