Bring on a New Shade of Style With These Leaf Crafts

Fabulous foliage. Mature canopies. Itty-bitty blades. Leaves come in all shapes and sizes and provide great benefits, from providing cooling shade to attracting wildlife, purifying the air and adding beauty to our backyards and communities. Want to add unbe-leaf-able designs to your seasonal spreads? Then rake up these leaf crafts using the Five Leaf Punch (which works perfectly with the Botanical Burst collection!) and get started today.

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Collect the Charms of Country Living With This Farmhouse Chic Scrapbook Spread

Sure, living in the suburbs or the hustle-and-bustle pursuits of the city can have their advantages, but there’s something idyllic and comforting about being in the countryside. Vast landscapes with less traffic pollution, wildlife and nature aplenty, locally sourced goods, the expanse of starry skies at night and so much more. Here’s a farmhouse chic scrapbook spread that will make your rural moments look extra rewarding! Check it out.

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The Outdoors Are Yours to Explore With This Camping Scrapbook Layout

It’s time to gather ‘round the creative campfire, for the Happy Camper collection has pitched its presence onto the CM scene! Whether you camp in an RV or good ol’ fashioned tent, near a lake, in the woods or in your own backyard, there’s so much fun to discover in the great outdoors and exploring nature. Wood you like to see the newest collection in action? Then check out this camping scrapbook layout and imagine what photos (camping trips, weekend getaways at the cabin or cottage, hiking and nature walks, fishing or nights around the bonfire, perhaps?) you would highlight!

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Pledge Allegiance to This Independence Day Scrapbook Layout

There’s a lot of star-spangled spirit on the U.S. Independence Day, and with that, tons of activities, celebrations and fun to take note of, like backyard grill outs with burgers and corn on the cob, patriotic party decorations and apparel, camping adventures with friends and family and saluting to and thanking service men and women. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was feeling festive for this July jubilee and created this Independence Day scrapbook layout (pssst, the Fourth of July is this Sunday)! Check out this Americana idea and let your creativity take off like fireworks!

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This Summer Scrapbook Layout Is a Budding Beauty

Snapdragons. Bells of Ireland. Peonies. Bluebells. Gardenias. Marigold. Dahlias. Azalea. Sunflowers. Chrysanthemum. Lavender. Myrtle. The list goes on and on and on with flowers and greenery. And just like these budding blooms and lush leaves, endless scrapbooking opportunities can always be pruned and grown, especially with the Botanical Burst collection! If you want to bloom forth brilliance with your next project, dig into that collection (including the Botanical Burst Recipe Template) by giving this summer scrapbook layout a go!

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Say Yay to the USA With These Independence Day Scrapbook Projects

Freedom and fireworks — now that’s how you celebrate a birthday… America’s birthday, as a matter of fact! We’re a few days away from the Fourth of July, a celebration established all the way back to 1776. But after the hotdogs are grilled and consumed (150 million to be exact!), patriotic parades have been enjoyed, red-white-and-blue garb has been donned and fireworks have been oohed and aahed at, it’s time to get to work on those Independence Day scrapbook projects to remember them for years to come. Ready to give a “yay” to the USA? Then check out these Independence Day scrapbook borders and a DIY Independence Day card so you’re prepped for the festive activities!

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This Easy Baby Scrapbook Layout Is As Cute As a Button

Your baby or grandbaby is here. It is an overpowering moment, for this small, already loved person’s life has begun. Welcome to the world. Welcome to your family. If you want to show off your whole wide world, then this easy baby scrapbook layout using the Outta This World collection is a perfect fit! (Cue those cute heart-melting smiles and giggles!)

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Oh Buoy, This Nautical Scrapbook Layout Drifts Toward New Designs

Picture this: Crisp white sails billowing against a clear blue sky, the brisk breeze (and perhaps a bit of sunshine warmth) upon your face as a boat slices through the cool water. Sailing can be relaxing, adventurous and competitive — but no matter what you make of it, it’s always fun. Speaking of fun, if you’re a fan of sailing, boating, cruises or just being on the water, and you love scrapbooking, then this nautical scrapbook layout is for you!

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Sketch Round-Up June 14-27

We all set aside time for the things that are important to us, from our day-to-day career to personal matters. You make the deadline at work, the kiddos enjoy their sports and activities, we take the time to call loved ones, the laundry and cleaning get done (eventually!). Scrapbooking is just as important — as a welcome “me time” hobby and as a way to preserve important moments and history — so it should also be a priority, right?! So, if you feel like you need “permission” to start scrapping: HERE, you have our CM stamp of approval and endorsement! Take a look at these four awesome projects and try to add at least one (if not all!) to your to-do list this week!  

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Learn New Creative Ropes With These Coastal Scrapbook Project Ideas

Ahoy, scrappers! Today’s blog is knot your average post — why’s that? We’re featuring four borders that showcase the newest Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge! Not only is it perfect for projects based on maritime memories (sailing, boating, or cruises, anyone?) but it’s also great for outdoors and rodeo-themed projects, too! (Psst, and when you pair this BMC with the latest Seaside collection, you’re shore to tie together some stunning creations!) Take a look at these coastal scrapbook project ideas and ride a creative wave!

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