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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Bite Into a New Idea With This Apple Scrapbook Layout

Autumn is a glorious time of year when homes are decorated with scarecrows, pumpkins and gourds, and when seemingly every recipe has a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg added for good measure. Also a staple during fall is the apple, of course! Spice up your layouts with the Apple Recipe Template, perfect for cooking up some juicy ideas that are perfect for your fall scrapbooking albums. Take a look for yourself with this heartwarming apple scrapbook layout and start thinking of how you’ll put this template to work!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Nov. 16-20

How does your to-do list look for the week ahead? Perhaps you have a few errands to run or you need to prep and decorate your house for the upcoming festive season… and how about some time slotted to create four beautiful layouts? Let’s cue into that last to-do task, for we have a bounty great sketches for you to try out! Learn all about them in today’s Weekly Sketch Round-Up!

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Win Custom Products — November Virtual Crop: Digital Edition Challenges!

Welcome to the November Virtual Crop: Digital Edition! First, let’s walk through an overview of the event, which runs Friday, Nov. 20, at 9am CT through Sunday at 11:59pm CT on the Creative Memories Virtual Crop Facebook Group (click here to join).

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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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Get a Thrill for Some Frills With These Ruffle Scrapbook Borders

Truth is, some of our best ideas come to us when we are playing around and testing out tools, papers, new techniques and more. For instance, the Ruffle Trim Border Maker Cartridge — sure, it creates a beautiful, continuous ruffle border design, but as blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu found out, there are newfangled ways to fiddle with frills to create something innovative! (Hint: Sachiyo cued into a familiar fairy tale for one of her two ruffled borders as you’ll see below!) Give both of these ruffle scrapbook borders a go… and think of how you’d think outside the box with the Ruffle Trim Border Maker Cartridge!

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This Two-Page Winter Scrapbook Spread is “Snow” Much Fun

Whether you choose to romp and frolic in freshly fallen snow or appreciate it’s powdery presence through a frosty window (with a warm mug in hand, of course!) there’s no denying the softly swirling and sparkly snowflakes make you pause and take notice of their chilly arrival. Speaking of taking notice, this two-page winter scrapbook spread surely caught our attention! Check it out, and start thinking of how you’ll brr-ing your own wintertime memories to life!

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Wrap Up the Magic of the Season With This Exclusive Christmas Scrapbook Layout

Hark! Have you heard about the limited-time Merry Blooms Bundles? This packed promo is a wish list can’t-miss offer — you get your choice of one of three bundles FREE by meeting the qualifying purchase amount on the CM website. Check out this exclusive Christmas scrapbook layout created with the Merry Blooms products so you can see its merrymaking magic!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Nov. 9-13

Well, with the November Virtual Crop coming to a close, you’ve had oodles of scrapbooking projects to try out and be creative with! However, let’s be honest — we know the crafting appetite is never fully curbed! That’s why we have four wondrous projects from our Instagram to show you — it’s time for the Weekly Sketch Round-Up!

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Win Your Choice of a Cheers or Love Each Other 2 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6

Saturday, Nov. 14: 1pm CT

Oh my goodness — it’s already time for the final Virtual Crop challenge of November! Although this is the last challenge (until our December Virtual Crop!), you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit all your layouts. Let’s end on the best note possible — it’s time for Challenge #6!

For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here.

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