Create Simple Yet Stunning Layouts Thanks to these Basic Scrapbooking Border Recipes

A good scrapbook border is what separates a good layout from a great layout. It emphasizes the theme of the layout, adds some extra color and ties the page together as a whole. There are many different borders that you can make that work for a variety of themes by using your favorite CM products. Blog contributor Krislyn recently took on the Basics to Scrapbooking Border Recipe, and she realized just how easy it is to make these beautiful borders. Read on to learn how to create simple scrapbook borders!

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Make a Beautiful Flip Book Project using Peekaboo Pockets™

Peekaboo Pockets™ are a great way to add photos to your layouts and projects in unique and creative ways. They allow you to stack photos and mats on top of one another to create multi-layered projects with a variety of photos and decorations. They’re awesome for scrapbooking, but that’s not all you can do with them! In today’s post, learn how to create a flip book craft from blog contributor Wendy. Happy reading!

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Add Holiday Spirit to Your Home with this DIY Christmas Tree Paper Craft

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!

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How to Read a Scrapbook Sketch

Have you ever been excited to slip into a much-needed therapeutic cropping cocoon… only to be met by a horrible case of scrapper’s block? Or maybe you’re new to scrapbooking and staring at your project pile makes you wish you could say “craft-a-cadabra!” and magically know where to start. Here’s an idea that will have you cropping like it’s hot in no time: use page layout sketches as creative inspiration! Not sure how to “read” a sketch? Not a problem – check out the details below!

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Keep Memories Looking Fresh with this Exclusive Fresh Feelings Layout

Did you hear the exciting news? From now until Oct. 23, 2018, you can get the exclusive 12×12 Fresh Feelings Paper Pack FREE when you spend $50 or more on the CM products you know and love! This paper pack is absolutely gorgeous with its tranquil palette of blues and greens, which helps bring any photos to life. Once you’ve got your $50+ in products ordered and your exclusive Fresh Feelings Paper Pack is on the way, want to know what you can do with it? Read on to learn how to create this adorable layout!

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It’s Double Double Toil & Trouble with this Two-Page Pumpkin Spice Halloween Scrapbook Layout

As Halloween creeps closer and closer, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to showcase all of the spooky photos you’ll be taking this year. Thankfully, the Pumpkin Spice collection has what you need to make boo-tiful layouts for all of your photos from the 31st. When you combine Pumpkin Spice with a few other tools and materials, you can make something that looks scary cute! Check out how blog contributor Glenda was able to make a spook-tacular two-page Halloween scrapbook spread using the Pumpkin Spice Collection!

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Sprinkle Yuletide Cheer into Your Album with this Season’s Greetings Holiday Scrapbook Spread

Hopefully your camera is ready because the holiday season is coming up and it’s about to be busier than ever! Whether it’s decorating your home, spending time with family, playing in the snow or opening presents, there are so many great photo opportunities during the holidays that you’ll want to capture in a festive Christmas scrapbook layout (or a few!). Thankfully, the new Season’s Greetings collection has everything you need to create the best holiday album possible. Check out this Season’s Greetings two-page holiday layout and try making it for yourself this December!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Oct. 1-5

The start of a new week means only one thing — it’s time for a new Weekly Sketch Round-Up! There were four new sketches posted on our Instagram account (@CreativeMemories) throughout the past week, and we want to know what you think of them! Are you going to try these sketches out for yourself this week? If so, snap a picture of your completed project and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #CreativeMemoriesSketches. We want to see how yours turned out!

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World Card Making Day: Super Easy Mat Pack Handmade Holiday Card

Happy World Card Making Day! If you’re like thousands of crafters around the globe, you’ll likely be heading to your craft room today to create an assortment of handmade cards to send to those you care about. BUT – if you’re strapped for time and still want to join in the worldwide cardmaking fun, we’ve got a stunning handmade holiday card that you can throw together quickly using the Gather Together Variety Mat Pack and Stickers! Ready to learn more? Let’s go!

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Add Love to Your Life with the Pockets Full of Love Heart Craft Project

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you’ll be hosting a gathering for family or friends you might be looking for innovative ideas for table decorations to make your guests feel extra special. Well, we’ve got an adorably thoughtful (and useful!) idea you’ll fall head over heels for… Pockets Full of Love! This paper craft project was created by Canadian Advisor Tammy McEwen, who first made it as a welcome gift for customers attending one of her events, and then infused it into a layout to hold pictures!

You can make these hearts for layouts, to give to family members who come by your house this holiday season (put mints in them and place them on your guests’ plates!), fill them with small treats or gifts for your child’s teacher, slip them into Christmas stockings or anything else you can come up with. Read on to find out how to make this heart scrapbook paper project, plus get step-by-step instructions for creating Tammy’s layout and get bonus ideas for using Pockets Full of Love from other CM Advisors!

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