Sketch Round-Up May 31-June 13

This weekend’s jam-packed, globally great, creatively cool Worldwide Virtual Crop is coming to a close, but we know a scrapper’s creativity never truly ends! So tap into your innovation, corral your motivation and dial into some inspiration — it’s time for the Sketch Round-Up!

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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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This Summer Scrapbook Layout Blooms an Air of Tropical Flair

Hibiscus flowers offer a big, bold look for your yard, deck and patio, as well as beachfront locations, of course! You know what else offers a big, bold (and beautiful!) presence? The Summertime collection and the Summertime Journal Template! (Hint: There’s plenty of hibiscus icons and patterns to be found and drawn!) Take a look for yourself with this summer scrapbook layout — it surely brings the creative heat!

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Style Spherical Sensations With This Outer Space Scrapbook Spread

Here’s a fun fact: A planet is round because of gravity — their gravitational field acts as though it originates from the middle of the body and pulls everything toward it (like the spokes of a bicycle wheel). And voilà, we have a spherical celestial orb! While not as complicated as the rocky or gaseous spheres in our atmosphere, the Circle Cutter is an out-of-this-world tool that strives to ring in your creativity (just like Saturn’s rings!) with perfect circles. See how blog contributor Noreen Smith tapped into planetary precision, in tandem with the aptly fit Outta This World collection, to create this outer space scrapbook spread!

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Beam Bright Ideas With These Summer Scrapbook Layouts

When not inside crafting, many scrappers can be found outside, soaking up the summer sun and making wonderful outdoor memories (and wearing sunscreen, of course!). And when you eventually head back inside and want to commemorate these fun-in-the-sun, radiating memories, then the Sunny Days Journal Template is your go-to sol-mate! Pair it with the Gold Metallic Dual-Tip Pen, and you’re in for many golden hours of doodling delights! See for yourself with blog contributor Krislyn Mattei’s summer scrapbook layouts!

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Galactic, Great and Geometric: Try Out These Outer Space Scrapbook Borders

Whether you enjoyed geometry class in school or not, decorating with geometric shapes can be an easy A, especially when you use the Geometric Frame Punch! Geometric patterns are widely considered to be an appealing style when it comes to design, from graphic design to interior design (and even scrapbooking!), and the shapes can give a sense of stability, futurism and minimalism, while also adding a bit of boldness. Ready to feel bold with your borders and futuristic with your frame game? Then take a look at these three geometric and galactically cool outer space scrapbook borders!

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Pump Up the Extra in Extraterrestrial With These Outer Space Crafts

Want to add some extra extraterrestrial appeal to your layouts? Well, you can with the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set! This set of mini punches comes with various punch shapes — a star, individual flower petal, a heart, crescent moon and large and small circles — to easily assemble a variety of cute space characters, critters and animals, flowers or whatever else comes to mind! See how to pair these pint-sized punches with the Outta This World collection in these outer space crafts — they’re sure to blast off your imagination!

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Dream And Design Big With This Outer Space Scrapbook Layout

Buzz Aldrin once said “I know the sky is not the limit because there are footprints on the Moon — and I made some of them!” Every single one of us, young or old, can dream big and achieve big! You just need to believe in yourself. That same sentiment can be said about your creativity, too — there’s no limit to your designs, imagination and innovation! See how this outer space scrapbook layout takes flight toward a galaxy of greatness — to infinity and beyond!

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Take a Mom-ent to Celebrate a Wonder Woman — Mother’s Day Scrapbook Layout and DIY Mother’s Day Card

Let’s be honest, mothers are superheroes and deserve to be showered with love all year round — but there’s no denying they deserve it a little bit more on Mother’s Day. (Hint, hint: Mother’s Day is this Sunday!) Whether it’s the mom or stepmom who raised you, the mother figure who made a meaningful impact on your life or even a close friend who is a first-time mama, it’s time to stop and say “thank you” to the wonder women in your life! And while generic cards or store-bought gifts can do the trick for the upcoming Mother’s Day celebration, how about trying out this Mother’s Day scrapbook layout or DIY Mother’s Day card (or both!) to really show how much she means to you (and to show off your creativity at the same time)! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Encircle Endearment With This Family Scrapbook Layout Idea

Circles — a rather simple shape, but one the oldest geometric symbols that commonly represents unity, infinity and timelessness, among others. And guess what? You can recreate those sentiments of wholeness over and over again with the new Circle Cutter! Plus, when you add the Homestead collection into the mix, like this family scrapbook layout idea, you can see how circles can really unify and pull together a layout! Circles = unity. Family = unity. (It totally makes sense!) Round up your supplies and creativity and let’s get started!

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