Send Out Worthwhile Style With These DIY Card Ideas

Cards — while perhaps just simple pieces of paper and a bit of writing, there’s so much meaning behind a card made by hand, for someone was thinking of you, wishing you well or they just wanted to thank you for being you! The thought and care that goes into a handmade card is quite special. Blog contributor Tina Kistinger was in the good old-fashioned (and super creative!) cardmaking mood, and decided to take charge of a couple DIY card ideas that flaunt the gorgeous hues of the Emerald Gemstone collection and classic-looking style of the Alphabet Stamp Kit System! Who would you send these cards to?

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This Gemstone Scrapbook Layout Is a Rock-Solid Stunner

From stories of pirates searching for precious valuables from long ago to miners sifting and panning for gold or silver to those buried backyard quests we played as kids, there’s something exciting and revealing about a good old-fashioned treasure hunt. A few years ago, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and her family went on a trip and visited a mine, which unearthed a new fascination of the hidden treasures of geology and gemstones. As for Sachiyo? Well, it inspired this gemstone scrapbook layout! Rock on, scrappers!

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Send Sweet Scrapbooking Treats With This DIY Valentine’s Day Gift

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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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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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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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Dec. 28 – Jan. 1

Looking for some totally trendy, oh so awesome and fabulously fun projects to kick off 2021 with? Well, then let’s toast to a new year with a new edition of the Weekly Sketch Round-Up, for we have three great projects to show you! Inspiration is just a scroll away — enjoy these fresh ideas!

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Perfect the Pine With This DIY Christmas Tree Garland

Who says scrapbook supplies can only be used for scrapbooking? For a creative person, these supplies are a blank canvas for all sorts of unique projects, including Christmas decor! Garlands are such a festively fun way to deck out your home — wrapped around a tree, atop the mantlepiece, down the banister and more — and blog contributor Tina Kistinger decided to give the good ol’ fashioned garland her own crafty twist as a mini DIY Christmas tree garland using Creative Memories products!

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These DIY Advent Calendars Are a Creative Countdown

The yuletide season is right around the corner, which means we’re gearing up with anticipation to the countdown to Christmas! Have you ever used an Advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas morning? Blog contributors Sachiyo Omitsu and Erica Kelley decided to create some DIY Advent calendars for their families this year — check it out!

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Adorn Your Home With These Autumnal DIY Paper Pumpkin Garlands

Pumpkins are a symbol of fall — we can bake them, carve them and perhaps get a whiff of them in a scented candle. You can also decorate with them… in garland form! (Yes, really!) Blog contributor Tina Kistinger was feeling the DIY spirit, so she created these DIY paper pumpkin garlands that will make your home look gourd-geous and festive. Check it out below!

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World Card Making Day Sketch Challenge

Happy World Card Making Day! Celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October, this day is meant to commemorate and encourage the art of creating handmade cards! Many know that a store-bought card doesn’t have quite the same amount of care behind it that a handmade card does, which is why many crafty people prefer to put in that extra time, love and personal touches. We adore creating cards here at Creative Memories, and that’s why we are offering YOU the opportunity to celebrate the observance by creating a card and entering for the chance to win a FREE card kit! Let’s get started!

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