As scrapbookers, the first Saturday in May is a very special occasion — it’s National Scrapbook Day (NSD)! We’ve been celebrating all things NSD 2022 since back in March, but now the time has come to really get the party started. If you’re looking for ways to put your creativity to work (fun work, that is!), then we’ve got a few NSD-themed ideas to commemorate the best day of the year!Continue reading Take On The National Scrapbook Day #NSD2022 Weekend Challenge
Do you know why bees makes hexagon shapes in their hives? The short answer: Hexagons enable the bees to make very efficient use of space while using as little wax as possible, holding the maximum amount of honey and pollen! Well, what better to combine the hexagonal nature of bees than with the Embossed Hexagon Punch?! Plus, when you add in the Bumblebee Punch and Endless Meadows collection, you’re sure to be buzzin’ with beautiful layouts! See for yourself, as blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu integrates all of these items into one spectacular spring scrapbook layout!Continue reading Honey-comb Through Your Memories With This Spring Scrapbook Layout
For some, a beachfront getaway or day at the lake is the perfect antidote for relaxation, but for others, the best way to kick back is to lace up the boots and seek a quiet trail shaded by a towering canopy of trees. If you’re hankering for hiking — and all the memories that come with it — then the Boot Prints Border Punch is a trailblazing tool you need to pack! Fill your sole with these scenic boot print borders and DIY card for scrapbooking below!Continue reading Tread New Terrain: Boot Print Borders And DIY Card For Scrapbooking
Blue and yellow combos look balanced, peaceful, dynamic. And it’s easier than ever to achieve this brilliant aesthetic with the Heart to Help Paper Pack! The warmth, radiance and golden glints of yellow stands out against, yet complements, with the vivid and cool tones of blue to make your photos and memories pop with pizzazz and panache! Combine your special moments together with this sunflower scrapbook layout that is sure to catch everyone’s eye!
Psst! To further spread hope and support for Ukraine, in which their national hues are yellow and blue and national flower is the sunflower, you can order the Heart to Help Paper Pack and Creative Memories will donate all profits of this paper pack and the Digital Heart to Help Paper Pack to the International Rescue Committee, an institution helping displaced families who have fled Ukraine and providing them with necessary supplies.
Native flowers offer a splendid display along vast country plains, rolling meadows, long-distance highways, lovely lakefronts and mighty mountainsides — sprinkling the landscape in rainbow hues. And if you want to bring a bit of flower power to your layouts (especially when paired with the Wide Open Places collection!), then the Wildflowers Border Punch will bloom forth natural habitats of project perfection. Grow and go for it with these country scrapbook borders with wondrous wildflower designs!Continue reading Wild-flower For Crafting: Country Scrapbook Borders
Silos — structures for storing bulk materials and keeping them secure and safe from the elements. And while silos can store different grains, coal, woodchips, wheat, fermented feed and more agriculture needs, this DIY silo on this farm scrapbooking layout will store and protect your precious photos, memories and memorabilia with Peekaboo Pockets™! Open up (literally!) to new ideas with this innovative idea from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu!Continue reading Structure Your Storytelling With This Farm Scrapbook Layout
Anzac Day, celebrated every year on the 25th of April, commemorates the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I. Today, the meaning of Anzac Day (in which ANZAC stands for “Australian and New Zealand Army Corps”) includes the remembrance of all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.” To pay respect to this national day, blog contributor Kylie Kingham put together this Anzac Day scrapbooking idea with pops of poppies!Continue reading Commemorate Servicepeople With Pops of Poppies: Anzac Day Scrapbooking Idea
Every year on the 22nd of April, many people across the globe celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. And in homage to this day, we thought it would be fitting to have some projects using the Oak Tree Punch AND to have a #2022EarthDay challenge (which was posted in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!)
And if you’d like to see what efforts CM is taking to reduce our carbon footprint, get info on which of our products are recyclable AND get eco-friendly tips from some of our Advisors, you can check out this blog post!
Check out these seven tree scrapbook ideas and celebrate the beauty of Mother Earth!
The Totally Tonal Hues are in total tandem with any CM collection! Their shades span the whole spectrum — light, dark and tones in between — and can coincide with any themed layout, from everyday moments to milestone moments. Ready to see how? Well, take a peek at blog contributor Krislyn Mattei’s ideas for how you can combine your beloved Creative Memories’ collections with tonal scrapbooking supplies for endless options and creative possibilities!Continue reading Pair Tonal Scrapbooking Supplies With CM Collections For In Tandem Creativity
A scrapbook border can really add that WOW factor or finishing touch to your projects and layouts. What’s even better is when the tool used to create those enticing elements can actually act as a two-in-one item — not just making borders, but also frames! Yes, it’s true and possible with CM’s frame punches! The recent Dollop Arch Frame Punch allows you to create borders and frames, dotting your creations with two delightfully dolloped arches. Want to see it in action? Then check out these ideas — one DIY card and two scrapbook borders — that shows off its design duality.Continue reading 3 Project Ideas Using The Dollop Arch Frame Punch