Earth Day is just around the corner, and we all share the responsibility of protecting the environment so we can pass down a habitable home for the generations to come. As scrapbookers, it’s no secret that we go through a lot of materials. Whether it’s paper scraps, used-up sticker sheets or even the back of Foam Squares, an afternoon of scrapbooking can have our craft tables looking like the start of a landfill (but a very beautiful one!). This is why it’s important that we all make a conscious effort to reduce our carbon footprint. Read on to learn which CM products are recyclable so you can practice eco-friendly scrapbooking!
We’re so egg-cited, we just can’t hide it – Easter is right around the corner! The pretty pastel shades, the bright and vivid dyed eggs, the joy in the air and the (sometimes) sunny weather makes this a great weekend for everyone who enjoys snapping pictures. You’ll likely be taking plenty of photos during Easter weekend, but what will you do with said photos? Don’t worry, be HOPPY because Kelly from Creative Memories Australia has come up with a fun Easter scrapbook layout that somebunny will love to look at in their album for years to come! Check it out in today’s post! (Oh, and if you’re thinking “For peeps’ sake – enough with the Easter puns already!” don’t worry, that’s all yolks. Seriously, that’s the last one!)
Have you tried out the Essentials 4-Way Punch tool yet? It creates four distinct shapes: a hanger hole punch, a double hole punch, an arch punch and a teardrop burst punch that also rounds out the corner of the page. There are so many different ways that you can use these shapes and this tool — in layouts, cards, crafts and more! Want to see a fun example of how you can use the Essentials 4-Way Punch alongside the Simply Sunshine collection? Check out this DIY card idea that looks even better with the Essentials 4-Way Punch!
It’s funny — have you ever noticed that despite all the hard work that artists and archaeologists do, sometimes the natural beauty that Mother Nature provides is the most breathtaking of it all? This phenomenon was the main focus that went into designing the Textures collection; specifically, the Sky & Water Paper Pack. These papers were designed with a barrage of blues that remind us that the best visuals in the world aren’t found on a screen or on a canvas. Check out this water and sky-themed scrapbook layout that perfectly captures the natural beauty found on planet Earth!
Looking to make a beautiful spring scrapbook layout fast? Try using Flourish mats! One of the best parts of the Flourish collection is the playful palette that it comes in. It’s soft and delicate with shades of indigo, peach, blush and mint, which makes it perfect for all your projects having to do with weddings, garden themes, hikes, Mother’s Day and everything else having to do with fun in the outdoors. You can easily create beautiful floral scrapbook layouts with a burst of these fun shades with the Flourish Mat Pack. Find out how in today’s blog!
There have never been more awesome Creative Memories tools and supplies that you can use to create gorgeous spring scrapbook layouts, and the new Tulips Border Punch is one you’re definitely going to love – it creates stunning floral scrapbook borders that give your page the look of a warm and sunny day. While it makes beautiful borders on its own, you can add extra decorations to really spice it up! Take a look at this example of how you can add some flair to the flower scrapbook borders that you make with the Tulips Border Punch!
Borders are essential to a good scrapbook layout. They tie the theme of the page together while also adding a little extra pizzaz to your layout. Past blog posts have shown you how to use the papers in collections to create dynamic borders, and the new Textures paper packs opened up a new realm of possibilities for creating gorgeous borders. You can take some borders from three 2018 collections (Sun-Kissed, Gather Together and Maritime) and add the Texture paper packs to transform them into something completely new. Check it out in today’s blog post!
Gift shopping can be tough. You never really know what to get somebody, and even if you do, how do you know if they will like it? Material items come and go, but do you know what everyone always appreciates? Memories — especially the memories of a happy day spent with friends, family and loved ones. So, when it comes time to give a present for somebody’s special day, why not give them the tools to create a beautiful birthday scrapbook layout that they can then decorate with all the photos from the big day? The Happy BirthYAY collection is the perfect gift for any crafty person that’s celebrating a birthday. If they need some ideas to get started, show them how to create this fun birthday scrapbook layout!
One of the reasons that we all love scrapbooking is the fact that everybody sees things a little differently. It’s one of the reasons why the sketches posted on our Instagram account are so popular. Everybody envisions something different when looking at a blank canvas like a sketch. This is also true when it comes to tools! The Rolling Hills Border Maker Cartridge was marketed as a BMC that would create borders that look like scenic hills and trees. But, when blog contributor Nicole saw the BMC, she thought of something completely unique. Check out her take on the Rolling Hills BMC by taking a look at the birthday scrapbook layout she made!
Do you ever find yourself wanting to create more complex and colorful scrapbook layouts, but don’t want to try and freehand something and risk it looking cluttered or disorganized? If that sounds familiar, we’ve got something you’ll love… Recipe Templates! Recipe Templates are the perfect tool for creating intricate, professional-looking scrapbook layouts. In today’s post, you’ll get the 411 on Recipe Templates, including what they are, how to use them and – of course – examples of the layouts you can make! Let’s take a look!