Sketch Round-Up June 14-27

We all set aside time for the things that are important to us, from our day-to-day career to personal matters. You make the deadline at work, the kiddos enjoy their sports and activities, we take the time to call loved ones, the laundry and cleaning get done (eventually!). Scrapbooking is just as important — as a welcome “me time” hobby and as a way to preserve important moments and history — so it should also be a priority, right?! So, if you feel like you need “permission” to start scrapping: HERE, you have our CM stamp of approval and endorsement! Take a look at these four awesome projects and try to add at least one (if not all!) to your to-do list this week!  

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Plant a Serene Scene With This Scrapbook Layout Idea

Gardening can reap beautiful bouquets and hefty harvests, but did you know that gardening can also do wonders for your well-being, from burning calories to relieving stress and improving self-esteem, just to name a few! Well, whether you have a small patio planter, a backyard veggie garden, a plot in a community locale or you just really love visiting rose gardens, arboretums or Zen gardens, the Botanical Burst collection can cultivate a bounty of projects, like this scrapbook layout idea! Roll up your sleeves, and let’s dig into this one-page wonder!

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This Coastal Scrapbook Layout Frames Waterfront Wonders

From coral-ornamented bays in Western Australia to the Americana quaintness and charm of Cape Cod and the red-rock backdrops studded with lighthouses on Canada’s Prince Edward Island, there are so many gorgeous coastlines around the world to behold. And you know with that much splendid scenery, you’re going to have lots of inspiring photographs to put into your albums! Looking for an easy, unique way to seas these photo ops? Then look toward the Seaside Laser Cut Paper Pack — see one of these framing papers in action with this coastal scrapbook layout!

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Soak Up Seasonality With This Summer Scrapbook Layout Idea

Every season has perks that make it special, but there is something about sweet summertime that puts it in a league of its own. This season of sunshine is a time for carefree attitudes and activities, music festivals, bonfires, beach, lake and pool days, picnics, family vacations and so much more! With so many sunlit hours, the opportunities are endless… which means endless photo and scrapbooking opportunities! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu tapped into a warm-weather activity her family enjoys playing, which is where this summer scrapbook layout idea comes into play! Enjoy!

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Set Sail to Serenity With This Coastal Scrapbook Layout

We’re all a-boat the latest launch — the Seaside collection! These coastal scrapbooking supplies were inspired by nautical adventures and shoreline living and set sail toward scrappy ventures for photos of oceanfront beach days, cruises and boating, relaxing trips to seaside havens and any other nautical adventures you want to shell-ebrate. You ready to dive into the newest collection? Then seas the day with this coastal scrapbook layout!

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DIY Father’s Day Card Ideas for the Man of the Hour

Dad. Grandpa. Pops. Papa. Father’s Day in North America is just around the corner! (Hint: It’s this Sunday!) Sure, buying a thoughtful gift is great, but you can also show the special man in your life how much you love and appreciate him with a thoughtful card. Whether you’re crafting a card for your father-in-law, your brother who is a first-time parent or a close father figure in your life — or even if you’re gathering the little ones together to make a card for their dad — here are four DIY Father’s Day card ideas that will surely make him smile from ear to ear. (P.S. These cards use the Must Have Laser Title Embellishments — great for all sorts of celebratory occasions, including Father’s Day!) Happy crafting!

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Be Somewhere Over the Rainbow With This Spring Scrapbook Layout

A fresh rain drizzles down onto Earth. You look outside and see the sun peeking through the misty clouds. It’s then when you witness an arc of hues stretched across the sky — this sight to behold is a rainbow! A rainbow’s refracting radiance has inspired art, poetry, songs and myths… and let’s add layouts to the list! Make your own hue-tiful rainbow with this spring scrapbook layout!

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Trot Toward a Rustic Refresh With This Farmhouse Scrapbook Layout

There are so many wonderful moments in life — some planned and some unexpected! And blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu encountered an unexpected moment that inspired this farmhouse scrapbook layout! What was it, you may ask? Well, take a peek at this blog post to find out what the mane event was!

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Soak Up the Sun with this Summer Scrapbook Layout

The Sunny Days Journal Template is a great way to add interest to your projects and layouts with sun and sun rays shapes — it’s the perfect way to share your sun-sational stories this summer! Take a look at this summer scrapbook layout that’s made with the Sunny Days Journal Template and start thinking of how you can rays your creative standard this summer!

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Spiral Into Wondrous Whirls With These DIY Paper Crafts

Spirals and swirls are prevalent throughout many aspects of life, from whirling weather patterns to mollusk shells and galaxies far, far away, as well as some sweet treats like chocolate babka (and a few others listed down below)! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu’s brain was spinning for swirls and made some DIY paper crafts — including a mobile with her kid! So round and round and round we go, where the spiral stops — that’s up to you!

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