Create Wondrous Adventure-Themed Scrapbook Layouts with the Imagine That! Collection

If you’re not living life like it’s an adventure, then you’re doing it wrong. Each day comes with its own stories and experiences, and you can tell these stories like never before with the new Imagine That! collection. It brings all sorts of dreamlike elements and ideas to your scrapbooking projects, making it the perfect canvas for the fun escapades in your life. Want an example of how you can create a gorgeous adventure scrapbook layout using Imagine That!? Check out today’s post from blog contributor Nicole!

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#ThrowbackThursday: Go Back to Summertime with this Strawberry Scrapbook Project

Strawberries are amongst the most versatile fruit. They work well in smoothies, jam and jelly, pie, shortcake and more. But, did you know that with a little bit of inventiveness and creativity you can add the fruity fun of strawberries to your layouts? You likely have a lot of spring and summertime photos that were taken during peak strawberry season — freshen them up with this fun homemade scrapbook strawberry!

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Make Your Own Scrappie the Bear Using the Custom Cutting System

Have you heard the news? Scrappie the Bear has returned! After his long hiatus, Scrappie, the unofficial mascot of Creative Memories®, made his return earlier this month as a part of the Blast from the Past Bundle (and check out the current Scrap-enger Hunt on our Facebook page to win a Scrappie!). Now… how would you like to make a Scrappie of your own? Well, by using the Custom Cutting System with Circle, Oval and Gemstone Patterns, you can actually make your own paper version of Scrappie! Find out how in today’s blog post!

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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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Create a Multi-Layered Scrapbook Layout using Season’s Greetings & the Peekaboo Pockets™

It’s a common problem in the scrapbooking world — you have tons of photos that work great with one another, but you can’t fit all of them on the page in a stylish and organized way. Thankfully, this problem is now a thing of the past thanks to the Peekaboo Pockets™! You can use the Peekaboo Pockets™ to add new layers to your pages and fit all your coordinating photos into a multi-layered scrapbook layout. This helps in terms of functionality, organization and the overall appearance of the page. Check out how they’re used with CM’s newest Christmas collection — Season’s Greetings!

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Score a Touchdown with the Sunshine Border Maker Cartridge Scrapbook Football Border

Down… set… HIKE! The college football season officially kicked off last weekend, and with a slew of big-time games this weekend, the forecast calls for plenty of pigskin from now until February. Are your scrapbooks ready? Whether your alma mater takes the field on Saturdays, your favorite professional team takes the field on Sundays or your student-athlete takes the field on Fridays, there are plenty of opportunities for you to fill your albums with football photos this fall. Want to really make these football scrapbook albums stand out? Blog contributor Karen created a beautiful football scrapbook border using the Sunshine Border Maker Cartridge that makes every page look like it came straight from the gridiron. Check it out!

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Add Sentimental Surprises to Scrapbook Layouts Using Peekaboo Pockets™

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but is that even enough to tell the full story? Do you ever find yourself running out of room on a page and being unable to fit all of your photos and memories? Peekaboo Pockets™ are one of the best ways to fit more photos on a scrapbook page! These scrapbooking photo pockets are an efficient and effective way to pack your pages with as many photos as you need, layering photographs on top of one another to create a “slideshow” of sorts. With the Peekaboo Pockets™, there’s no more leaving photos off the page due to a lack of room; you can fit everything you want onto the page in an organized, aesthetically pleasing way. Want to see them in action? Check out just how much content can be squeezed into this Maritime two-page layout with Peekaboo Pockets™ below!

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Showcase Sunshine & Smiles with a Sun-Kissed Layout

No matter how large the world may seem, we’re all still living under the same sun. The sun acts as the ultimate backlight for so many memories that turn into photographs, and after you compile all of these photos and memories, your next step is to figure out what to do with them. No collection can do a better job of showing off your sunny smiles or a tropical trip than Sun-Kissed! Today, blog contributor Vanessa outlines how to create a tropical travel scrapbook layout that does a phenomenal job of showcasing your photos alongside some sunny accent pieces that will make you feel like your vacation never ended. Let’s take a look!

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Transform Your Pages with the Butterfly Border Maker Cartridge

Scrapbook pages are a lot like caterpillars. They start out plain and very unassuming, but if you have patience and give it enough time, they’ll eventually transform into something beautiful. Ironically enough, this butterfly scrapbook border is the perfect way to turn any page into a work of art. Follow the instructions below to see how you can create this Maritime butterfly scrapbook layout!

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“Black & White Meets Baby” Scrapbook Layout

In our little slice of suburbia, we’ve created our very own tiny farm. We grow vegetables, have a compost for all our food waste, and last year we got some new pets — chickens! Imagine my delight when I saw the Little Lamb Baby Boy Paper designs featuring the cutest-ever farm patterns. I knew right away I’d be using Little Lamb alongside my photos of our micro-farm. Read on to find out how I created this layout featuring multiple “layers” (get it?! The papers and the chickens who lay eggs?!)

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