Title,Author,Date,Link,Content,Excerpt,Tags,Categories,"Featured Image",ID "Elevate With Elegance With This Silver And Gold Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-12-05 15:23:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/12/05/elevate-with-elegance-with-this-silver-and-gold-scrapbook-layout/," Glitz and glam, sophisticated and stylish, elegant and exquisite... it's all here and more with the the latest, chic collection — Silver & Gold! Inspired by celebratory moments like New Year’s Eve, milestone birthdays and anniversaries, engagements, galas, prom and graduation, these magnificent (and a bounty of foiled and metallic!) marvels are sure to shine special glints and glimmers to every layout and project you make. Want to toast to a wondrous moment of yours? Then take a look at this silver and gold scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Silver & Gold Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Silver & Gold Foiled Accent Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Silver & Gold Foiled Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Silver & Gold Foiled Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Silver Script Foiled ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Silver & Gold Foiled & Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of plaid accent paper as the base for this layout. Cut a piece of bronze harlequin diamonds tonal paper to 11"" x 11"" and adhere on top. Step 2: Adhere a 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" variety mat on the left side of the layout. Adhere another next to it and top with a 4"" x 6"" photo. Crop one photo to 3-1/2"" x 3-1/4"" and another to 4-1/2"" x 3-1/4"" and mount on the layout. Step 3: Cut a 1-1/4"" x 12"" strip with slate stripes accent paper and adhere along the right side of the layout. Adhere leaves and hearts border stickers on top. Step 4: Adhere additional stickers and embellishments. Journal as desired. What do you think of the pizzazz on this silver and gold scrapbook layout? What meaningful moments would you highlight? "," Glitz and glam, sophisticated and stylish, elegant and exquisite... it's all here and more with the the latest, chic collection — Silver & Gold! Inspired by celebratory moments like New Year’s Eve, milestone birthdays and anniversaries, engagements, galas, prom and graduation, these magnificent (and a bounty of foiled and metallic!) marvels are sure to shine special glints and glimmers to every layout and project you ","Engagement, New Years, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Silver & Gold Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/SilverAndGold_Collection_Layout_600x600.jpg,82350 "A Lesson In Quick And Easy Creating: Fast2Fab™ School Scrapbook Spread","Noreen Smith","2022-12-02 15:46:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/12/02/a-lesson-in-quick-and-easy-creating-fast2fab-school-scrapbook-spread/," A lot can happen during a school day — pop quizzes and tests, projects and assignments, study sessions, virtual learning, extracurricular activities and clubs… and that’s just the tip of the pencil! Well, your scrapbooking projects don’t have to feel like “homework” when you use Fast2Fab™ pages! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! See for yourself and celebrate academic achievements with this school scrapbook spread! To create this Fast2Fab™ layout, you will need: Back To School Fast2Fab™ Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the two-page multi-hued stripes/ruler Fast2Fab™spread for the base. Step 2: Adhere one 4"" x 6"" photo and one 6"" x 4"" photo to each page as shown. Step 3: Add a title embellishment cluster in the space above the 6"" x 4"" photo on left-hand page and another cluster with a journal spot below the 6"" x 4"" photo on the right-hand page. Journal on a tag with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Step 4: Add a banner and “School rules” embellishments to complete the spread. What do you think of this quick and easy school scrapbook spread? Do you like working with Fast2Fab™ pages? Share, share and share some more! "," A lot can happen during a school day — pop quizzes and tests, projects and assignments, study sessions, virtual learning, extracurricular activities and clubs… and that’s just the tip of the pencil! Well, your scrapbooking projects don’t have to feel like “homework” when you use Fast2Fab™ pages! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! See for yourself and celebrate academic achievements with this school scrapbook spread! ","Back to School Collection, Double Page Layouts, Fast2Fab, Page Layout, Project Ideas, School, Scrapbook Layout","Fast2Fab™,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,School",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/BackToSchool_F2F_1920x1080.jpg,79254 "Flurry On The Fun With This Winter Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-11-30 15:16:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/30/flurry-on-the-fun-with-this-winter-scrapbook-layout/," Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... with this flurries-of-fun scrapbooking idea! Love winter and the chill of the season? Then this is your go-to project. (P.S. Did you know it is reported that on the 28th of January in 1887 that a ranch owner measured a snowflake that was 15 inches wide and eight inches thick?) Regardless of your unique snowflake escapade, adventures, caught-on-your-tongue moments, take a look at this beauty! To create this layout you will need: Polar Lights Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Original Border Maker System with Snowflake Circle Chain Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Icy Blue Micro-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of scattered snow designer paper as the base for this layout. Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 5"" piece with White Solid Cardstock and adhere on the bottom of the layout. Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip with stripes designer paper and adhere on the bottom. Cut a 12"" x 1/4"" strip with scattered snow designer paper and adhere above the striped piece. Step 2: Mount a 4"" x 6"" photo on a large variety mat and adhere to the middle of the layout. Crop three photos to 3"" x 3"" and mount on three 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" pieces of White Solid Cardstock. Adhere on the layout as shown. Step 3: Using both the swell and wavy edges of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut three more strips with White Solid Cardstock. Adhere on the layout, using the photo as a guide for placement. Using the Icy Blue Micro-Tip Pen, add lines and journal as desired. Step 4: Using the Snowflake Circle Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border. Save the border for another purpose and use the snowflakes to decorate the layout. Add embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. What do you love to do in wintertime? What do you admire most about this winter scrapbook layout? "," Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... with this flurries-of-fun scrapbooking idea! Love winter and the chill of the season? Then this is your go-to project. (P.S. Did you know it is reported that on the 28th of January in 1887 that a ranch owner measured a snowflake that was 15 inches wide and eight inches thick?) Regardless of your unique snowflake escapade, adventures, caught-on-your-tongue moments, take a look at this b","Micro-TIp Pen, Page Layout, Pens, Polar Lights Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/IcyBlue_MicroTipPen_600x600.jpg,81554 "November Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Happy-Go-Lucky Green Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-11-28 12:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/28/november-completed-album-challenge-plus-a-happy-go-lucky-green-scrapbook-layout/," November is the month of giving, and we want to give you a Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! Here's a refresher on how this monthly challenge works: If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in November, just completed in November), make a short video flipping through your pretty-as-a-picture pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #NovemberCropDontStop for the chance to be a lucky winner. Speaking of lucky, check out this happy-go-lucky green scrapbook layout to inspire you to cross the Completed Album Challenge finish line! Here’s an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://youtu.be/4aGTrltzrEY For ALL the details on the Completed Album Challenge, check out this blog post. If you’re looking for a layout to create to finish your latest album, today’s post is here for you! Layout by Krislyn Mattei — CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Vivid Melodies Lime Tart Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Vivid Melodies Lime Tart Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Micro-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of ombré wash paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 4-1/2"" x 12"" strip of dollops paper and adhere along the left side of the layout, about 1/2"" from the edge. Crop a photo to 3-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" and adhere on a 4"" x 6"" piece of multi-plaid paper. Adhere on the dollops strip as shown. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of multi-plaid paper and adhere along the bottom of the layout, about 1/2"" from the edge. Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of leaf bursts paper and adhere on top. Adhere the leaves outline laser-cut border on White Solid Cardstock and fussy-cut around it. Adhere on the border. Step 4: Adhere the ""Lucky"" laser-cut embellishment on White Solid Cardstock and fussy-cut around it. Do the same with the ""Life"" laser-cut embellishment on scattered dots paper. Mount on the layout as shown. Step 5: Mat a 6"" x 4"" photo with a 6-3/16"" x 4-3/16"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Crop three photos to 2-1/2"" x 2-1/2"" and mat with White Solid Cardstock or random dots paper cut to 2-11/16"" square. Mount on the layout as shown. Step 6: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with scattered dots paper. Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with White Solid Cardstock. Mount the white circle on the scattered dots circle and adhere on the layout as shown. Add the lime green laser-cut circle frame on top. Tuck a leafy embellishment behind. Step 7: Add additional embellishments and journal as desired. Okay, scrappers, who is ready to take on the November Completed Album Challenge? Are you keen on this green scrapbook layout? We can't wait to see what you post in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! "," November is the month of giving, and we want to give you a Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! Here's a refresher on how this monthly challenge works: If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in November, just completed in November), make a short video flipping through your pretty-as-a-picture pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the","Completed Album Challenge, Engagement, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Vivid Melodies Collection, Vivid Melodies Lime Tart","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/CompletedAlbumChallenge_600x600.jpg,82104 "Sketch Round-Up Nov. 14-27","Creative Memories","2022-11-27 10:44:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/27/sketch-round-up-nov-14-27/," Creativity is the key to the door of expression, and creativity can take an array of different options — it could be painting or poetry, music or metalsmithing, improv or Irish dancing, or anything that brings imagination and original ideas (tangible or intangible) into the world… and that obviously includes scrapbooking! So, all you creatives out there, rev the engine of your mind and blast off toward these four sketches. We can’t wait to see what your brilliant and beautiful mind makes and brings to the (album) finish line! Sketch #1 Look at the contrast of this layout! Are you yearning to take it on? Check out this link for the details. Sketch #2 Yes, winter may be chilly, but this layout is simply too cool with its light, airy blues and whites. Sketch #3 It's bold, it's brilliant, it's Sketch #3! See how to make this border (and a few other goodies) by clicking here. Sketch #4 This border will be coming to the blog soon, but how would you make the sketch your own? Give it a go! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? The last Virtual Crop of 2022 is just a blink in time away (don't worry, we have plenty VCs in store for 2023!) and we're so ready to share with you six awesome challenges for the chance to win prizes! Clear your calendars for Dec. 9-10 (AU 10-11 Dec.) and make sure to share the Facebook Group page so even more scrappers (the group is already at 30K members!) can join in on the extravaganza! The more, the merrier! "," Creativity is the key to the door of expression, and creativity can take an array of different options — it could be painting or poetry, music or metalsmithing, improv or Irish dancing, or anything that brings imagination and original ideas (tangible or intangible) into the world… and that obviously includes scrapbooking! So, all you creatives out there, rev the engine of your mind and blast off toward these four ske","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,82237 "Have Your Albums Be Dressed To Chill With These Winter Scrapbook Borders And DIY Card","Krislyn Mattei","2022-11-25 15:05:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/25/have-your-albums-be-dressed-to-chill-with-these-winter-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," Spring can call for rain boots and the rebirth of vibrant hues and clothing. Summer makes a statement with hot-hot-hot trends of flowing dresses, shorts and flip-flops. Autumn is all about comfy layering — think flannels, cardigans and boots. And winter is a wardrobe wonder on its own with puffer jackets and long coats, mittens and chunky turtleneck sweaters — this season comes dressed to chill! You know what else comes dressed to chill? These winter scrapbook borders and DIY card that are perfect for your fun and frosty days when you bundle up for beautiful memories. To create these borders and card, you will need: Polar Lights Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Flocked Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) White, Beige, Navy, Island Waters, Dark Sea Green & Baby Blue Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Original Border Maker System with Snowflake Circle Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Wave & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Dressed To Chill Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip with Navy Solid Cardstock for the base. Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip with snow designer paper and adhere on the base. Step 2: Cut out a 12"" x 1"" mint dotted triangles strip from border strips designer paper and adhere on the border. Using the Snowflake Circle Chain Cartridge, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock. Adhere on the mint strip. Using the Snowflake Circle Chain Cartridge, punch borders with Baby Blue, Dark Sea Green and Navy Solid Cardstocks, saving the borders for another purpose. Adhere a few of the snowflakes on the border with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 3: Mount the village flocked border above the mint dotted triangles piece. Adhere the “Dressed to chill” sticker using Foam Squares for added dimension. Frosty Fun Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip with turquoise northern light swells designer paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip with Baby Blue Cardstock and adhere on the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip with navy pine needles designer paper and mount on top. Step 2: Using the wavy edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a wavy edge on both sides of a 12"" x 2"" strip of White Solid Cardstock. Cut off a 1/8"" sliver from one of the sides. Cut another wavy strip with Baby Blue Solid Cardstock, about 1/2"" wide. Adhere all together on the border as shown. Step 3: Using the Snowflake Circle Chain cartridge, punch a border with each Navy, Island Waters, Dark Sea Green and Baby Blue Solid Cardstocks. Use the navy border as the base. Cut apart the other three borders and adhere sections on the navy base, alternating hues as shown. Mount on the border. Step 4: Adhere stickers and embellishments using Foam Squares for added dimension. Happy Winter Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece with navy pine needles designer paper and adhere on the front of the card. Step 3: Using the Snowflake Circle Chain cartridge, punch a border with both Baby Blue and Island Waters Solid Cardstocks. Cut a 5-1/4”""x 2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Adhere the borders on the strip as shown, trimming off the excess. Mount on the card. Step 4: Adhere a title sticker using Foam Squares for added dimension Add gems as desired. Will you be making these winter scrapbook borders for your winter-themed albums? Do you like the dramatic fashion statement of the DIY card? "," Spring can call for rain boots and the rebirth of vibrant hues and clothing. Summer makes a statement with hot-hot-hot trends of flowing dresses, shorts and flip-flops. Autumn is all about comfy layering — think flannels, cardigans and boots. And winter is a wardrobe wonder on its own with puffer jackets and long coats, mittens and chunky turtleneck sweaters — this season comes dressed to chill! You know what else comes d","Border Ideas, Borders, Cards, Polar Lights Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Snowflake Circle Chain Border Maker Cartridge, Winter","Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/SnowlakeCircleChain_BMC_600x600.jpg,81566 "Gather With Your Gnomies On This Fall Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-11-23 15:04:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/23/gather-with-your-gnomies-on-this-fall-scrapbook-layout/," Gathering with friends and family enrichen our lives, no matter if it’s a small Sunday dinner or a large seasonal get-together (hello, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter!) or even meeting up at a local festival or fair for a good cup of coffee and even better chats. Well, if you’re wanting to harvest a fabulous fall scrapbook layout after chillin’ with your gnomies, then blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is serving up this extra-cute idea that you’ll want to bookmark and print out! To create this layout you will need: Golden Harvest Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Golden Harvest Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Golden Harvest Layered Border Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Golden Harvest Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Circle, Oval & Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut out a 1"" width frame from the dark green ombré wash tonal paper and use it as the base. Set aside the cut out square piece for Step 3*. Cut the light green leaves designer paper to measure 11-3/4""x11-3/4"" and add to the frame. Step 2: Cut the following segments to create the pumpkin gnomes: Body: Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut five ovals fromlight orange leaves collage designer paper. Using the inside edge of the small heart (egg shape) Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern and then Red Blade, cut five ovals from light orange leaves collage designer paper. Ink the edges with the Brown Dual-Tip Pen. Nose: Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut two circlesfrom red leaf fabric designer paper. Hat: Cut a piece of the plaid designer paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 3"" and 4"" x 7"". Trim each piece to make a gnome hat as shown. Ink the edges with the Brown Dual-tip Pen. Assemble the gnomes as shown. Use a piece of Foam Square for the nose for added dimension. Step 3: Cut one mat to measure 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" and two mats to measure 4-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" from the square piece you cut in Step 1*. Cut one mat to measure 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"" and two mats to measure 4-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" from White Solid Cardstock. Step 4: Adhere stickers and photo mats, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you think of this fall scrapbook layout? What get-together photos would you place on top? "," Gathering with friends and family enrichen our lives, no matter if it’s a small Sunday dinner or a large seasonal get-together (hello, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter!) or even meeting up at a local festival or fair for a good cup of coffee and even better chats. Well, if you’re wanting to harvest a fabulous fall scrapbook layout after chillin’ with your gnomies, then blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is serving up thi",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Sachiyo_GoldenHarvest_Layout_1080x1080_retouched.jpg,80698 "Bundle Up To Snow Much Fun With This Winter Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-11-21 15:14:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/21/bundle-up-to-snow-much-fun-with-this-winter-scrapbook-layout/," As temperatures begin to drop and the winter jackets come out of warm-weather hibernation, the airy beauty of falling white snow, crisp skies and the chic blues of warming scarves increases. These classic wintertime hues embrace the purity that comes with the frosted landscape… and you can see that emulated in this winter scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Polar Lights Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Flocked Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Baby Blue & Navy Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of beige herringbone paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip with stripes paper and adhere on the top of the layout. Adhere the swirls flocked border over the seam. Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip with stripes paper and adhere on the bottom of the layout. Adhere the trees and boughs flocked borders over the seam. Cut out the ""snow angels"" saying from designer paper and mount on top using Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 3: Cut the variety mat with boughs lengthwise at the 1"" mark. Adhere the 1"" x 6"" piece along the left side of the layout and the larger piece along the right side. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 6"" piece with Baby Blue Solid Cardstock and mount between the mat pieces, overlapping as necessary. Step 4: Crop two photos to 3-7/8"" x 5-1/2"" and mat with two 4"" x 5-5/8"" pieces of Navy Solid Cardstock. Mount on the baby blue piece. Step 5: Add stickers and embellishments and journal as desired. Do you like the extra-cool look of this winter scrapbook layout? What do you like most about wintertime? "," As temperatures begin to drop and the winter jackets come out of warm-weather hibernation, the airy beauty of falling white snow, crisp skies and the chic blues of warming scarves increases. These classic wintertime hues embrace the purity that comes with the frosted landscape… and you can see that emulated in this winter scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Polar Lights Paper Pack or (","Page Layout, Polar Lights Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/PolarLights_FlockedBorders_600x600.jpg,81542 "Be Brilliant And Bold: Mix And Match Scrapbooking Borders and DIY Card","Krislyn Mattei","2022-11-18 15:12:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/18/be-brilliant-and-bold-mix-and-match-scrapbooking-borders-and-diy-card/," There's snow on the ground here at CM headquarters, but that doesn't mean we can't think warm thoughts! The Vivid Melodies collection is the perfect antidote to bloom forth brilliance, brightness and bold ideas! Turn up the dial with your next project with these mix and match scrapbooking borders and DIY card. To create these borders and card, you will need: Vivid Melodies Jazzberry, Butterscotch, Lime Tart & Capri Blue Paper Packs or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Vivid Melodies Jazzberry, Butterscotch, Lime Tart & Capri Blue Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) White & Parakeet Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Leafy Vine Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scoring & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) #HappyPlace Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 3”""strip with capri blue dotted scallop paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 1"" strip with lime tart dancing leaf bursts paper and adhere on the base, about 1/4"" from the top edge. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip with capri blue anemones paper and adhere on the base, about 1/4"" from the bottom edge. Step 2: Using the Leafy Vine Border Punch, punch a shape with capri blue anemone paper and another with Parakeet Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Layer and adhere on the border as shown. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with lime tart dancing leaf bursts paper. Adhere behind the circle capri blue green leafy laser-cut embellishment. Adhere the circle capri blue aqua leafy laser-cut embellishment on top. Adhere behind the border as shown. Step 4: Top with capri blue anemone flower, leaf and “#HappyPlace” embellishment. Enjoy The Little Things Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of lime tart scattered dots paper for the base. Cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip with butterscotch petite flowers paper and adhere on the base. Step 2: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 1-1/4"" x 12"" strip with butterscotch plaid paper. Adhere along the left edge of the petite flowers strip. Cut a 3/4"" x 12"" swell strip with butterscotch shining suns paper and adhere along the right edge of the petite flowers strip. Step 3: With the Leafy Vine Border Punch, punch two borders with lime tart scattered dots paper. Using scissors, cut the strip into 2-1/2"" segments. Adhere along the plaid swell edge, overlapping as necessary. Step 4: Adhere a butterscotch yellow rose behind the green rose laser-cut embellishment. Adhere on the border, along with the lime tart laser-cut branches and butterscotch rose and title embellishments. Love Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece with White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" piece with lime tart ombré wash paper and adhere on the front of the card. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 4"" piece with jazzberry scattered dots paper and adhere on the ombré wash piece. Cut a 5"" x 3-3/4"" piece with Jazzberry petite flowers paper and mount on top. Step 3: Cut a 5"" x 1-3/4"" strip with lime tart plaid paper and adhere on the card, about 1/2"" from the bottom edge. With the Leafy Vine Border Punch, punch a border with lime tart ombré wash paper and adhere on the card, trimming the ends. Step 4: Adhere the jazzberry ""Love"" laser-cut embellishment. Which of these mix and match scrapbooking projects will you try first? "," There's snow on the ground here at CM headquarters, but that doesn't mean we can't think warm thoughts! The Vivid Melodies collection is the perfect antidote to bloom forth brilliance, brightness and bold ideas! Turn up the dial with your next project with these mix and match scrapbooking borders and DIY card. To create these borders and card, you will need: Vivid Melodies Jazzberry, Butterscotch, Lime Tart &a",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/LeafyVine_BorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,78630 "Hit The Slopes With This Winter Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-11-16 16:10:47",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/16/hit-the-slopes-with-this-winter-scrapbook-layout/," Hit the slopes... and this scrapbooking idea! We're calling all snow bunnies, savant skiers and savvy snowboarders for this winter scrapbook layout! After a day on the powder, chill out and relax by making this project. It'll warm your heart like a hot cup of cocoa! To create this layout you will need: Polar Lights Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) CM Zero-Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Pencil Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock as the base for this layout. Cut an 8"" x 11-1/2"" piece of dotted triangles paper and adhere on the left side of the layout. Step 2: Cut a 3-1/4"" strip with each snowflakes, scattered snow and northern lights papers. Using a ruler and pencil, mark 2-3/4"" on one side of a strip. Find the middle, or 1-3/8"", and mark this on the opposite side. Draw lines connecting the triangle. Cut the triangle, then use it as a pattern to cut the rest. You will need two triangles of northern lights and three triangles each of snowflakes and scattered snow papers. Adhere on the right side of the layout, cutting two in half at the top and bottom to fit. Step 3: Cut a 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" piece with each scattered snow and northern lights papers. Adhere the scattered snow piece on the lower-left of the layout; top with a section of a mountains border sticker. Adhere two 3-1/2"" x 5"" photos on top. Crop a photo to 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and adhere on the northern lights piece. Mount on the layout as shown. Step 4: Adhere stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. What activities (snowboarding, skiing, sledding, skating, etc.) do you like to do in winter? What do you think about this winter scrapbook layout? "," Hit the slopes... and this scrapbooking idea! We're calling all snow bunnies, savant skiers and savvy snowboarders for this winter scrapbook layout! After a day on the powder, chill out and relax by making this project. It'll warm your heart like a hot cup of cocoa! To create this layout you will need: Polar Lights Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Embellishments o","Page Layout, Polar Lights Collection, Scrapbook Layout, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/PolarLights_EmbellishmentsStickers_600x600.jpg,81534 "Say Hooray for Black Fri-YAY: #2022BlackFridayBONUS Challenge & Black Friday Promo","Creative Memories","2022-11-14 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/14/say-hooray-for-black-fri-yay-2022blackfridaybonus-challenge-black-friday-promo/," Is it Friday yet? Well, here at CM, Black Friday is already here! For a limited time, you can earn exclusive bundles FREE with qualifying orders! And — for any quantity you earn, you can choose exactly which bundle(s) you would like to get free! (For example, similar to the You-Pick-It Promo earlier this year, if you earn 2 free bundles, you could choose 2 of the same bundle or ANY combination of 2 bundles!) Psst, there is also a Digital Artwork version of the promo, too! For details, visit: US | CA | AU And with these beautiful, bedazzling and bold bundles, it’s only fitting to top things off with a brilliant #2022BlackFridayBONUS challenge featuring a few of these packed parcels! Take on the challenge (more info on that down below!) and post in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group for a chance to WIN! Now that’s a reason to say “hooray” for Black Fri-YAY! Take a Look at the Black Friday Bundles You Can Earn FREE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2Zn6fWgu-8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfI_8dG5Kak Again, for more details on these bundles and promo, visit: US | CA | AU Take On the #2022BlackFridayBONUS Challenge How to Participate: Review the two sketches below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!) Create the layout(s) using whatever products you have on-hand; you do not need to use the promo bundles to be eligible to win. Complete as many challenges as you wish, but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win! Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, Dec. 4, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 5 Dec. at 4:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #2022BlackFridayBONUS1 or #2022BlackFridayBONUS2 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 4 lucky winners total — 1 winner per sketch, PLUS 2 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the Black Friday bundles. Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, Dec. 8, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack! NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 1 participant for each sketch, PLUS 2 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the promo bundle(s). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 8, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #2022BlackFridayBONUS1 Promo product used: Write On! Journal Bundle | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #2022BlackFridayBONUS2 Promo product used: Candy Cane Lane Bundle | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Remember, you have until Sunday, Dec. 4, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 5 Dec. at 4:59pm AEDT) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2022BlackFridayBONUS1 or #2022BlackFridayBONUS2) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022BlackFridayBONUS1 Layout by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe  – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Write On! Journal Bundle —  Exclusive in the Black Friday Promotion Write On! Paper Pack (12/pk) Write On! Variety Mat Pack Boxes & Bullets Mini Journal Template Red Micro-Tip Pen Green Micro-Tip Pen 12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut cardinal paper to 11"" x 5-1/2"".  Adhere 1/2"" from the top and sides of a sheet of black feathers paper. Step 2: Cut dashes paper to 12"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere slightly on top of the cardinals paper. Step 3: Crop photos to 3-7/8"" x 4"" and adhere to the dashes piece. Step 4: Cut red vines paper to 11"" x 1-1/2"" and adhere underneath the photo panel. Step 5: Cut white dotted paper to 11"" x 1/2"" using 12-inch Trimmer with Scallop Blade. Adhere to the top edge of the red leaves strip. Use the Green Micro-Tip Pen to add faux stitches to the strip. Step 6: Cut dashes paper to 3-1/2"" x 4"".  Step 7: Cut white dotted paper to 3-1/4"" x 4"". Use Boxes & Bullets Mini Journal Template and Green Micro-Tip Pen to trace lines and boxes.  Journal with Red Micro-Tip Pen. Adhere to the dashes piece. Step 8: Add the journal panel to the right side of the layout tucking underneath the photo panel. Step 9: Cut dashes paper to 3-1/2"" x 2"". Step 10: Cut white dotted paper to 3-1/4"" x 1-3/4"". Use Boxes & Bullets Mini Journal Template and Green Micro-Tip Pen to trace lines and boxes. Journal with Red Micro-Tip Pen. Adhere to the dashes piece. Step 11: Adhere journal piece underneath the photo panel lining it up with the larger journal piece. Step 12: Adhere cardinal variety mat to larger black grid variety mat. Adhere to layout as shown. Step 13: Use Micro-Tip Scissors to cut out titles from variety mats. Add titles to the layout with Foam Squares as shown for added dimension. Step 14: Add faux pen stitching with Green Micro-Tip Pen to the cardinal variety mat. Instructions for #2022BlackFridayBONUS2 Layout by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Candy Cane Lane Bundle — Exclusive in the Black Friday Promotion Candy Cane Lane Paper Pack Candy Cane Lane Ornament filled with Embellishments Twinkling Lights Border Punch Candy Cane Chain Border Maker Cartrdige — Made for use with the Original Border Maker System (sold separately) White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip from multi-hued Christmas trees paper and adhere to the top of a sheet of dark green quilt paper. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 3/8"" strip from the gold holly paper and adhere underneath the multi-hued Christmas trees strip. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip from the snow paper and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Step 4: Cut a 12"" x 3/8"" strip from fa-la-la paper and adhere on top of the snow paper strip. Step 5: Cut three 3"" x 3-1/2"" squares from green polka dots paper.  Cut from the middle of the squares on a diagonal to the bottom-right and bottom-left corners to make triangles (""trees""). Adhere on the layout as shown. Step 6: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Candy Cane Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from the red triangles paper. Step 7: Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Patter and the Green Blade to cut 12 circles from White Solid Cardstock. Adhere the circles to the backside of the candy cane border as shown in photo. Adhere the border to the layout. Step 8: Use the Twinkling Lights Border Punch to punch borders from light green hashmarks, red triangles, gold holly papers and White Solid Cardstock. Use Micro-Tip Scissors to cut off the lights from the red triangles, gold holly and white borders and use Repositionable Tape to adhere them to the light green hashmarks border. Adhere the border to the layout as shown. Step 9: From gold holly paper, cut photo mats that measure (2) 4-1/4"" x 5-3/4"" and (2) 3"" x 3-1/4"". Crop photos to fit and adhere to layout as shown. Step 10: Add embellishments with Foam Squares and journal to the bottom of the layout. Will you be taking on the #2022BlackFridayBONUS challenge? Remember, if you want more info on the Black Friday Promo, visit: US | CA | AU "," Is it Friday yet? Well, here at CM, Black Friday is already here! For a limited time, you can earn exclusive bundles FREE with qualifying orders! And — for any quantity you earn, you can choose exactly which bundle(s) you would like to get free! (For example, similar to the You-Pick-It Promo earlier this year, if you earn 2 free bundles, you could choose 2 of the same bundle or ANY combination of 2 bundles!) Psst, there is ",,"#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/MicrosoftTeams-image-29.jpg,81099 "Sketch Round-Up Oct. 31-Nov. 13","Creative Memories","2022-11-13 10:33:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/13/sketch-round-up-oct-31-nov-13/," This edition of the Sketch Round-Up is pretty brr-illiant — literally! Each of the sketch ideas features the cool elements of the Polar Lights collection, but the beauty of sketches is that you can make it however you want — follow them to a T or make them your very own! How would you tackle this thrilling ideas? Sketch #1 Talk about a wonderful and winter-ful layout! Click this link to see how to make this snow much fun project. Sketch #2 Seize the snow day by checking out this link to see how to piece it together, Sketch #3 This winter-themed layout sure warms our heart! Stay tuned — it'll be coming to the blog soon. Sketch #4 Hit the slopes... and then this layout! It'll be gliding to the blog (and your inbox if you're subscribed to the blog!) soon. Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? The November Virtual Crop may almost be over (you have until 11:59pm CT tonight to submit as many challenges as you'd like!), but we already have December on the brain! The December Virtual Crop is happening Dec. 9-10 (AU 10-11 Dec.), so clear your calendar now so you can partake in all the fun on the Facebook Group page. "," This edition of the Sketch Round-Up is pretty brr-illiant — literally! Each of the sketch ideas features the cool elements of the Polar Lights collection, but the beauty of sketches is that you can make it however you want — follow them to a T or make them your very own! How would you tackle this thrilling ideas? Sketch #1 Talk about a wonderful and winter-ful layout! Click this link to see how to make","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,81329 "Win Your Choice of Any 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-11-12 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/12/win-your-choice-of-any-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6/," Saturday, Nov. 12: 1pm CT ’Tis the finale of this November Virtual Crop. (We hope you’ve been having a grand time!) Without further ado, here we go with Challenge #6! Have fun! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Secret Box #4 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 17, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Melissa Ullmann – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Golden Harvest or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) And, here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience.Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, Nov. 12: 1pm CT ’Tis the finale of this November Virtual Crop. (We hope you’ve been having a grand time!) Without further ado, here we go with Challenge #6! Have fun! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each chall","Page Sketches, Scrapbook Layout, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/GoldenHarvest_Layout3_1080x1080-3-2.jpg,81881 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Mat Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-11-12 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/12/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-mat-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5/," Saturday, Nov. 12: 11am, 1pm CT Okay, scrapbookers — who is having the BEST time this wonderful weekend? Whether you do one or all the sketches, we’re so happy you’re here for the crafty fun and connections. How will you put your spin on Challenge #5? For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Secret Box #4 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 17, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: See how to create a Christmas wrapping paper effect on your layout with CM Advisor Verna Sharpe! https://youtu.be/kalRoCn_KPA Created by Verna Sharpe – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Seasonal Sightings or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) And, here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience.Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brené Brown "," Saturday, Nov. 12: 11am, 1pm CT Okay, scrapbookers — who is having the BEST time this wonderful weekend? Whether you do one or all the sketches, we’re so happy you’re here for the crafty fun and connections. How will you put your spin on Challenge #5? For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ ","Page Sketches, Scrapbook Layout, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Sketch5_FinalLayout_retouched-1.jpg,81854 "Win Your Choice of Any 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-11-12 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/12/win-your-choice-of-any-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4/," Saturday, Nov. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Rise and shine, scrappers! It’s a new day, which means a whole new set of challenges to undertake. Speaking of challenges, here is your next sketch: Challenge #4. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Secret Box #4 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 17, at noon CT. Created by Jodie Cole – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Party Time! or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) And, here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience.Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Saturday, Nov. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Rise and shine, scrappers! It’s a new day, which means a whole new set of challenges to undertake. Speaking of challenges, here is your next sketch: Challenge #4. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) parti","Page Sketches, Scrapbook Layout, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Sketch4_FinalLayout_retouched-1.jpg,81842 "Win Your Choice of Any 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-11-11 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/11/win-your-choice-of-any-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3/," Friday, Nov. 11: 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We had Challenge #1 and #2, and now its time for lucky #3! Remember to set your alarm clock for tomorrow at 9am CT — that’s when Day Two of this awesome Virtual Crop will begin. But, enjoy this goodie first! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Secret Box #4 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 17, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by  Krislyn Mattei – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Serene Waters or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) And, here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience.Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, Nov. 11: 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We had Challenge #1 and #2, and now its time for lucky #3! Remember to set your alarm clock for tomorrow at 9am CT — that’s when Day Two of this awesome Virtual Crop will begin. But, enjoy this goodie first! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awar","Page Sketches, Scrapbook Layout, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/SereneWaters_Layout3_1080x1080-1-1-1.jpg,81829 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-11-11 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/11/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-13/," Friday, Nov. 11: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Woohoo! Talk about a super VC! Let's keep those good times rolling — get ready, for Challenge #2 has been posted! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Secret Box #4 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 17, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Watch tips & techniques for creating Sketch #2 with CM Advisor Michele Norman! https://youtu.be/odFa39QTRfo Created by Michele Norman – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Polar Lights or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out this additional interpretation of Sketch #2 from Advisor Michele Norman! And, here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience.Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, Nov. 11: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Woohoo! Talk about a super VC! Let's keep those good times rolling — get ready, for Challenge #2 has been posted! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each ch","Page Sketches, Scrapbook Layout, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Sketch2_Layout2_retouched.jpg,81803 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-11-11 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/11/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-12/," Friday, Nov. 11: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The second weekend of the month is here... do you know what that means? A Virtual Crop is underway! Yes, it’s time for the November Virtual Crop and we’re kicking it all off with Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Welcome to the Secret Box #4 Big Reveal! https://videopress.com/v/b1yfgdCy?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fvideos.files.wordpress.com%2Fb1yfgdCy%2Fsecret-box-11.11-1-1_mp4.scrubthumb-2-1.jpg&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Secret Box #4 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 17, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Get tips & ideas for creating Sketch #1 using Secret Box #4 products with CM Advisor Emily Gallo! https://youtu.be/vM2Xhu4WvuA Created by Emily Gallo – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Secret Box #4 Check out this additional interpretation of Sketch #1 from Advisor Emily Gallo! And, here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience.Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, Nov. 11: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The second weekend of the month is here... do you know what that means? A Virtual Crop is underway! Yes, it’s time for the November Virtual Crop and we’re kicking it all off with Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can&nb","Page Sketches, Scrapbook Layout, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474-1.jpg,81692 "They're A Piece Of Cupcake To Make: Birthday Scrapbook Borders And DIY Card","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-11-09 16:10:32",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/09/theyre-a-piece-of-cupcake-to-make-birthday-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," Who's hungry for a cupcake... or some cupcake borders?! Pint-sized morsels in an array of tastes — chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, banana, peanut butter, lemon — just as scrapbooking borders can come in an array of sensations and styles too! Ready to get your party hat on? Then take on these cupcake birthday scrapbook borders now! To create these borders and card, you will need: Party Time! Bright Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Party Time! Blue Paper Pack (12/pk) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Party Time! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Island Waters, Soft Pink & Purple Ice Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Special-Edition Original Border Maker System — includes the the limited-time Frosted Cupcake Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Surprise! Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut navy blue dotted circles paper to 12"" x 3"". Step 2: Cut sprinkled cupcakes bright paper to 12"" x 2-1/2"" and adhere to the navy blue strip. Step 3: Cut navy blue dotted circles paper to 12"" x 1-1/4"" and adhere to the middle of the border. Step 4: Cut white confetti dots bright paper to 12"" x 1"" and adhere to the middle of the border. Step 5: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Frosted Cupcake Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from navy blue dotted circles paper. Adhere to the middle of the border using Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Add stickers.  Happy Birthday Border Step 1: Use 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade to cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip from Island Waters Solid Cardstock. Step 2: Use 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade to cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip from Soft Pink Solid Cardstock.  Adhere to the island waters strip. Step 3: Cut ""Happy Birthday"" paper to 2-1/4"" x 12"" and adhere to the border. Step 4: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Frosted Cupcake Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch borders from Island Waters, Purple Ice and Soft Pink Solid Cardstocks.  Step 5: Use Micro-Tip Scissors to cut apart the island waters and purple ice borders into segments of three cupcakes. Step 6: Adhere the border segments to the border as shown. Step 7: Use the Precision Point Adhesive Pen to adhere the punch debris from the soft pink border to the cupcakes on the border. Step 8: Use the Navy Micro-Tip Pen to add details to the border as shown. Cupcake Card Step 1: Cut ""Happy Birthday"" paper to 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" and adhere to a blank card from the Blank Card Kit as the base. Step 2: Cut blue confetti dots paper to 5"" x 3-3/4"" and adhere to the middle of the card. Step 3: Trim a cupcakes border sticker and adhere to the middle of the card. Step 4: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Frosted Cupcake Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from Purple Ice Solid Cardstock. Step 5: Use Micro-Tip Scissors to cut the purple ice border apart into ~ 5"" segments. Adhere the segments to the top and bottom of the cupcake border sticker as shown. Step 6: Add stickers with Foam Squares. Will you be making these birthday scrapbook borders? Will you be sending this DIY card for your next birthday recipient? "," Who's hungry for a cupcake... or some cupcake borders?! Pint-sized morsels in an array of tastes — chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, banana, peanut butter, lemon — just as scrapbooking borders can come in an array of sensations and styles too! Ready to get your party hat on? Then take on these cupcake birthday scrapbook borders now! To create these borders and card, you will need: Party Time! Bright Paper Pac","Birthday, Birthday Card, Border Ideas, Card Making, Cards, Party Time! Collection, Project Ideas","Birthday,Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FrostedCupcakeChainBMC_600x600.jpg,81095 "A Brushstroke of Genius: Paintbrush Scrapbook Layout With Croptoberfest 2022 Products","Creative Memories","2022-11-07 15:28:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/07/a-brushstroke-of-genius-paintbrush-scrapbook-layout-with-croptoberfest-2022-products/," Croptoberfest always paints a pretty scrapbooking scene year after year. Awesome, autumn-themed projects. Tools just waiting to join your craft room. Virtual, in-person and hybrid events everywhere you look. And so much more! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu took elements of the Croptoberfest 2022 products and put her own artistic twist to paint a fresh perspective! See for yourself with this paintbrush scrapbook layout that is a brushstroke of genius! To create this layout you will need: Croptoberfest 2022 Project Recipe™ Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Croptoberfest 2022 Cardstock Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Croptoberfest 2022 Mini Pack Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Croptoberfest 2022 Accessory Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Dark Green, Goldenrod, Platinum Shimmer & White Shimmer Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Autumn Leaves Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scoring & Victorian Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of light blue dashes accessory paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and add to a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock. Use this as the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of White Shimmer Solid Cardstock to measure 5"" x 11-1/4"". Use the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade to score the piece at 1/4"" increments as shown. Cut it into three 5"" x 3-3/4"" segments. Step 3: Use the 12-inch Trimmer and the Victorian Blade to cut a 1"" strip from Crimson, Goldenrod and Dark Green Solid Cardstocks. Adhere the strips on the 5"" x 3-3/4"" segments as shown. Step 4: Cut a piece of the tree rings paper to measure 1"" x 3"". Use the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch to punch the edge. Step 5: Cut a piece of the tree rings paper to 2-1/2"" width. Use the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch to punch the edge. Trim off the tag hole section and cut the piece to 1/2"" height as shown. Repeat and make three pieces in total. Step 6: Cut three 1"" x 3-3/4"" pieces from Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Step 7: Assemble your ""paintbrush"" as shown. Draw dots on the platinum pieces with the Black Dual-tip Pen. Adhere the paintbrushes to the page. Step 8: Use the Autumn Leaves Border Punch to punch a border from Navy, Crimson, Dark Green and Goldenrod Solid Cardstocks. Cut out crimson, dark green and goldenrod leaves with the scissors and add to the navy border. Add the border to your page. Step 9: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you think of the creative elements on this paintbrush scrapbook layout? Have you been loving all things Croptoberfest 2022? "," Croptoberfest always paints a pretty scrapbooking scene year after year. Awesome, autumn-themed projects. Tools just waiting to join your craft room. Virtual, in-person and hybrid events everywhere you look. And so much more! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu took elements of the Croptoberfest 2022 products and put her own artistic twist to paint a fresh perspective! See for yourself with this paintbrush scrapbook layout that i","Autumn, Croptoberfest, Croptoberfest 2022 Collection, Fall, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Sachiyo_Croptoberfest_Layout_1080x1080_retouched.jpg,80695 "Behold A Brisk Beauty With This Winter Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-11-04 15:36:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/04/behold-a-brisk-beauty-with-this-winter-scrapbook-layout/," We're giving you a license to chill — literally! From skiing to snowboarding, dogsledding and iceskating, there's snow much to love about winter. (What is your beloved winter activity?) No matter the cold-weather wonder, this winter scrapbook layout is the perfect flurry foundation for fun! Take a look for yourself and let your imagination go with the snow! To create this layout you will need: Polar Lights Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of twinkling lights designer paper as the base for this layout. Cut two 1/2"" x 12"" strips of stripes designer paper and adhere on the left and right sides of the layout. Step 2: Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of each northern lights and snow designer papers. Cut each in half at 6"". Cut each 2"" x 6"" piece diagonally from top-left corner to lower-right corner. Arrange triangles along the left and right sides of the layout, using the photo as a guide for placement. Step 3: Crop two photos to 5-3/4"" x 3-1/2"" and mat with two 6"" x 3-3/4"" pieces of White Solid Cardstock. Mat on the layout along with a 6"" x 4"" variety mat. Step 4: Add stickers and embellishments. Step 5: Journal as desired. Do you like the angular, awesome elements of this winter scrapbook layout? What cold-weather photos would you place on it? "," We're giving you a license to chill — literally! From skiing to snowboarding, dogsledding and iceskating, there's snow much to love about winter. (What is your beloved winter activity?) No matter the cold-weather wonder, this winter scrapbook layout is the perfect flurry foundation for fun! Take a look for yourself and let your imagination go with the snow! To create this layout you will need: Polar Lights Pa","Page Layout, Polar Lights Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/PolarLights_PaperMats_600x600.jpg,81522 "Sprinkle Your Sweet Memories With This Birthday Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-11-03 15:59:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/03/sprinkle-your-sweet-memories-with-this-birthday-scrapbook-layout/," Bring on the fun... and funfetti, for today we're all about birthday bonanzas, craveable cupcakes and wonderful wishes. And to treat your sweet memories (like sprinkles on top of the dessert!) here's a birthday scrapbook layout that celebrates that special someone!Psst, speaking of birthdays, make sure to check out CM's Birthday Week promo — it's about to go out like the birthday boy or girl blowing out their candle, for it ends TOMORROW! For more details, visit: US | CA | AU To create this layout you'll need: Party Time! Bright Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Party Time! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Party Time! Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Celebration Laser Cut Borders — NOTE: These borders were part of the initial Birthday Week Bundle and are OOS; feel free to use the Party Time! Border Stickers instead. (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Blue Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Special-Edition Original Border Maker System with the Frosted Cupcake Chain Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Jumbo Circle & Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a 1"" hollow frame from a sheet of Blue Solid Cardstock. Cut candles bright paper to 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to the hollow frame. Step 2: Using the inside edge of the Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern and Blue Blade, cut a circle from yellow diagonal bright paper. Trim circle to 6"" and adhere to the top of the layout as shown. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the diamond Gemstone Custom Cutting System Pattern and Red Blade, cut a diamond from Blue Solid Cardstock. Trim the diamond to 1-3/4"" high. Adhere to the bottom-middle of the layout. Step 4: Use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade to cut three 1"" strips with a scallop on the long edge. Trim strips to 6-3/4"", 5-3/4"", 4-3/4"", 3-3/4"" and 2-3/4"". Adhere the pieces as shown on the layout. Step 5: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Frosted Cupcake Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch borders from red birthday icons, purple speckly stars, green triangles, yellow diagonal and white confetti dots bright papers. Use Micro-Tip Scissors to trim to strips with 10, 8, 7, 5 and 3 cupcakes. Adhere the cupcake border pieces to the blue strips. Step 6: Cut a 3/4"" x 3-1/4"" piece from Blue Solid Cardstock and adhere to the top of the cupcake tower. Adhere a birthday candle sticker to the piece. Step 7: From Blue Solid Cardstock, cut two photo mats to 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Crop photos to 4"" x 4"", adhere to the mats and adhere to the layout as shown. Step 8: Add a laser-cut border with Foam Squares. Step 9: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 3/4"" strip from Blue Solid Cardstock. Adhere a title sticker and adhere to the layout.  Cut 3"" x 3/4"" strips from Blue Solid Cardstock and 2-3/4"" x 1/2"" pieces from white confetti dots bright paper. Adhere to the blue mats and adhere to the layout. Journal. Do you liked the tiered cupcake design on this birthday scrapbook layout? "," Bring on the fun... and funfetti, for today we're all about birthday bonanzas, craveable cupcakes and wonderful wishes. And to treat your sweet memories (like sprinkles on top of the dessert!) here's a birthday scrapbook layout that celebrates that special someone!Psst, speaking of birthdays, make sure to check out CM's Birthday Week promo — it's about to go out like the birthday boy or girl blowing out their candle, for it","Birthday, Page Layout, Party Time! Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Birthday,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/DSC_8156-003.jpg,81254 "Walk (And Craft!) In A Winter Wonderland: Winter Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-11-02 15:48:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/11/02/walk-and-craft-in-a-winter-wonderland-winter-scrapbook-layout/," Today, we’re all bundled up and ready to welcome in winter — the Polar Lights collection is here! Inspired by snowy wonderlands, snow-capped mountains and getaways, cool-weather sports and the northern lights, this collection is sure to be a thrilling (and chilling!) sight. Want to embrace this coolness? Then take a look at this winter scrapbook layout that features a winter-ful igloo idea! To create this layout you will need: Polar Lights Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Flocked Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Baby Blue & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Jumbo Circle & Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) CM Zero-Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Pencil Step 1: Use a piece of twinkling stars designer paper as the base for this layout. Cut a 12"" x 4"" piece of snow designer paper and adhere on the bottom of the layout. Step 2: Using the outside edge of the Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with White Solid Cardstock. Align the circle on the 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat, and with a ruler and pencil, draw lines across it at every inch. Cut the circle into 1"" strips. Measure and cut strips into 1-3/4"" ""bricks."" Reassemble and adhere the ""igloo"" on a piece of Baby Blue Solid Cardstock, evenly spacing the bricks. Trim around the igloo using Micro-Tip Scissors. Adhere on the layout. Step 3: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut just the top of a circle with White Solid Cardstock. Finish cutting using the 12-inch Trimmer to create the igloo door. Measure and cut into bricks, as shown. Adhere on a piece of Baby Blue Solid Cardstock. Trim around it using Micro-Tip Scissors. Trace and cut another Baby Blue Solid Cardstock piece the same size to create dimension. Adhere on the igloo as shown. Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut the top of a circle with a variety mat. Finish cutting using the 12-inch Trimmer. Adhere on the igloo door to create a journal box. Step 4: Crop two photos to 5"" x 3-1/2"" and adhere on the bottom of the layout. Crop two photos to 3"" x 4"" and mat with two 3-3/8"" x 4-3/8"" pieces of snow designer paper. Adhere on the layout as shown. Step 5: Add a flocked border, embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. Are you ready for the wondrous winter season? What chilly and cool photos would you warm up on this page? "," Today, we’re all bundled up and ready to welcome in winter — the Polar Lights collection is here! Inspired by snowy wonderlands, snow-capped mountains and getaways, cool-weather sports and the northern lights, this collection is sure to be a thrilling (and chilling!) sight. Want to embrace this coolness? Then take a look at this winter scrapbook layout that features a winter-ful igloo idea! To create this layou","Page Layout, Polar Lights Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Snow, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/PolarLights_Collection2_600x600.jpg,81490 "It's CM's Birthday Week: Party On With These Birthday Scrapbook Borders","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-10-31 15:34:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/31/its-cms-birthday-week-party-on-with-these-birthday-scrapbook-borders/," You're ALL invited... to what, you may ask? Why, it's CM's Birthday Week, but YOU get the gifts! It's true! This week only, you can earn exclusive gift bundle(s) — psst, it includes the limited-edition 110 Scrapbooking Border Ideas & Sketches Book and the must-have Celebration Laser Cut Borders — FREE with qualifying orders! How's that cause for a scrappy celebration? For more details, visit: US | CA | AU Ready to party on and scatter that crafty confetti with some festive fun? Then take a look at these birthday scrapbook borders featuring the Party Time! collection. Go ahead... you have our approval to go wild! To create these borders you'll need: Party Time! Bright Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Party Time! Blue Paper Pack (12/pk) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Party Time! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Celebration Laser Cut Borders — part of the Birthday Week gifts you can get FREE during Birthday Week with qualifying orders! 12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Cake Border Step 1: Cut white dots bright paper to 12"" x 3-1/4"" using the 12-inch Trimmer and Scallop Blade on one edge. Step 2: Cut blue happy birthday wishes bright paper to 12"" x 2-3/4"" and adhere to the middle of the white dots strip. Step 3: Cut various purple speckly stars, green diamonds, red icons and yellow diagonal bright papers to (3) 1-7/8"" x 2-1/4"" pieces, (3) 1-1/4"" x 2-1/4"" pieces and (2) 1-3/8"" x 2-1/4"" pieces. Step 4: Use the Repositionable Tape runner to adhere the rectangle pieces behind the cake laser-cut border. Step 5: Use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade to trim off a 1/4"" from the top of the rectangle pieces. See photo. Step 6: Adhere the cake laser-cut piece to the middle of the border. Step 7: Cut a 12” x 3/8” strip from yellow diagonal bright paper and adhere to the bottom edge of the cake laser-cut border. Presents Border Step 1: Cut candles bright paper to 12"" x 3"". Step 2: Cut blue dotted circles paper to 12"" x 2"" using the 12-inch Trimmer and Scallop Blade on one edge. Adhere to the middle of the candles strip. Step 3: Cut red icons bright paper to 12"" x 1-3/4"" using the 12-inch Trimmer and Scallop Blade on one edge. Adhere to the middle of the blue strip. Step 4: Adhere the presents laser-cut border using Foam Squares for added dimension. Cupcakes Border Step 1: Cut red icons bright paper to 12"" x 2-3/4"". Step 2: Cut white dots bright paper to 12"" x 2-1/4"" using the 12-inch Trimmer and Scallop Blade on both edges. Adhere to the middle of the red strip. Step 3: Use the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade to cut circles from the various papers and adhere underneath the laser-cut cupcake border as shown. Step 4: Use the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Pattern and the Blue Blade on the inside edge to cut three circles from yellow diagonals bright paper.  Adhere underneath the cupcake laser-cut border as shown. Step 5: Adhere the laser-cut cupcake piece to the border using Foam Squares.  What are your thoughts on these birthday scrapbook borders? Will you be making them for occasions of milestone birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, fiestas and more? "," You're ALL invited... to what, you may ask? Why, it's CM's Birthday Week, but YOU get the gifts! It's true! This week only, you can earn exclusive gift bundle(s) — psst, it includes the limited-edition 110 Scrapbooking Border Ideas & Sketches Book and the must-have Celebration Laser Cut Borders — FREE with qualifying orders! How's that cause for a scrappy celebration? For more details, visit: US | CA | AU Ready","Birthday, Border Ideas, Borders, Laser Cut Borders, Party Time! Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Birthday,Border Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Celebration_LaserCutBorder_3.png,81097 "Make Eerie-sistible Memories: Halloween Scrapbook Ideas That Are Fa-BOO-lous","Creative Memories","2022-10-30 10:34:46",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/30/make-eerie-sistable-memories-halloween-scrapbook-ideas-that-are-fa-boo-lous/," It doesn’t matter if you’re 10 or 100 years old, Halloween is all about trick-or-treating! Well, today we’re all about the treat part of things, for we have a round-up of great Halloween scrapbook ideas and projects to prepare you for this spooky-meets-sensational occasion! That’s right — get your chocolates, sugar-coated candies, lollipops and more and divulge in these ideas that will have you go bat-crazy! Happy Halloween! Cast A Spell On Your Memories With This Halloween Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Go Batty For These Halloween Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card Get Instructions! Spin Together Spooky Sensations: Halloween Scrapbook Layout And Halloween Borders Get Instructions! A Halloween Scrapbook Layout To Lift Your Spirits Get Instructions! Cast a Witch-CRAFTY Spell With This Halloween Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Say BOO-la-la to These Ghost Crafts: Halloween Scrapbook Borders & Card Get Instructions! This Haunted House Craft Is Creepin’ It Real Get Instructions! Five Fast & Fun Halloween Projects Get Instructions! Make A Boo-tiful Halloween 2-Page Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Have a Pocket-Sized Celebration With This DIY Halloween Mini Album Get Instructions! Let Your Creativity Creep In With This Halloween Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Haunt Your Pages with these Halloween Scrapbook Borders Get Instructions! Make This Fa-BOO-lous Halloween Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Create a Halloween Scrapbook Layout So Good, It’s Scary Get Instructions! DIY Halloween Treat Bags Get Instructions! Get Spooky With These Digital Scrapbook Layouts Get Instructions! Scariest Things for Scrapbookers Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Read Part 3 And if you're craving even more ideas, then treat (no tricks!) yourself with the Halloween category on our blog! Are these Halloween scrapbook ideas wicked good? Let us know in the comments below! Happy Halloween, ghouls, ghosts and goblins! "," It doesn’t matter if you’re 10 or 100 years old, Halloween is all about trick-or-treating! Well, today we’re all about the treat part of things, for we have a round-up of great Halloween scrapbook ideas and projects to prepare you for this spooky-meets-sensational occasion! That’s right — get your chocolates, sugar-coated candies, lollipops and more and divulge in these ideas that will have you go bat-crazy! Happy H","Border Ideas, Card Making, Cards, Carving Memories Theme Pack, DIY, Full Moon Fun Collection, Halloween, Happy Hauntings Collection, Paper Crafts, Project Ideas, Pumpkin Spice Collection, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking, Toil & Trouble Collection, Wicked Cute Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Halloween,Page Layout Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Halloween_2022_1080x1080-1.jpg,81391 "A Halloween Scrapbook Layout To Lift Your Spirits","Creative Memories","2022-10-28 15:06:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/28/a-halloween-scrapbook-layout-to-lift-your-spirits/," Halloween is a real scream — hocus-pocus, thrills and chills, magic and mystery, paranormal pasts and more! Well, if you’re in the spirit (literally!) for Halloween this year (it’s this Monday, by the way) then make this Halloween scrapbook layout from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu that will have all you ghouls and goblins saying it’s a treat! To create this layout you will need: Happy Hauntings Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Happy Hauntings Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Happy Hauntings Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Purple Ice, Pumpkin, Black Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Spider Webs Frame Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of the light distressed paper to measure 11"" x 9"" and add to the moondance paper as shown. Use this as the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of Purple Ice Solid Cardstock to measure 8"" x 10"" and draw a ""ghost"" with pencil as shown. Cut along the line. Using the inside oval pattern from the smallest heart Gemstone Custom Cutting System Pattern and the Red Blade, cut out two eyes from the ghost piece. Ink the edges with the Black Dual-Tip Pen. Step 3: Cut a piece of Black Shimmer Solid Cardstock to measure 1"" x 8"" and 7"" x 4"". Draw a hat brim and hat freehand. Cut along the line. Cut a piece of Pumpkin Solid Cardstock to 1/2"" width and add between the hat brim and hat. Trim the excess with scissors. Step 4: Adhere the ghost to the page. Use some Foam Squares around the eyes to give some dimensions. Step 5: Cut a piece of the orange crescent moons paper to measure 2-1/16"" x 12"". Use the Spider Webs Frame Punch to punch both sides to make the border. Add to the bottom of your page. Step 6: Cut two mats to measure 4"" x 5"" from a piece of White Solid Cardstock. Ink the edges with the Black Dual-Tip Pen. Add to the page. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. How are you celebrating Halloween this year? What do you think of this ghostly great Halloween scrapbook layout? "," Halloween is a real scream — hocus-pocus, thrills and chills, magic and mystery, paranormal pasts and more! Well, if you’re in the spirit (literally!) for Halloween this year (it’s this Monday, by the way) then make this Halloween scrapbook layout from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu that will have all you ghouls and goblins saying it’s a treat! To create this layout you will need: Happy Hauntings Paper","Halloween, Happy Hauntings Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Spider Webs Frame Punch","Halloween,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Sachiyo_HappyHauntings_Layout_1080x1080_retouched.jpg,80701 "Spin Together Spooky Sensations: Halloween Scrapbook Layout And Halloween Borders","Krislyn Mattei","2022-10-27 15:55:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/27/spin-together-spooky-sensations-halloween-scrapbook-layout-and-halloween-borders/," “Spooky season” is here, witch calls for an array for thematic Halloween décor, and that can include gauze or cotton batting spiderwebs strewn across doorways and wall corners and plastic spiders scattered across to give a creepy crawly or haunted house experience! But fear not, today’s Halloween scrapbook layout and Halloween borders will spin together a scene that will have your scrappy spidey-senses tingling in anticipation and awe of the October occasion! To create the layout & borders you will need: Happy Hauntings Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Happy Hauntings Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Happy Hauntings Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Spider Webs Frame Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Original Border Maker System with Bats & Stars Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Jumbo Circle & Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scallop & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of photographic cloudy moonlit sky designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Using the Spider Webs Frame Punch, punch a frame around the White Solid Cardstock. Position one edge at a “frame” silver mark on the arm of the punch. Punch, then rotate the cardstock to the adjacent corner and position at the silver mark on the opposite arm of the punch. Punch. Repeat with the three remaining corners. Once the corners are punched, align one punched web with the web markings on the arm of the punch. Punch, then slide the cardstock down to align the just punched web with the web markings on the arm of the punch. Punch and continue all around the frame until complete. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from the middle of the White Cardstock frame. Adhere on the layout. Step 4: Using the Blue Blade, cut a circle with gold glitter paper. Without moving the pattern, switch to the Red Blade and cut out a ring. Adhere on the layout. Using the Green Blade, cut a circle with orange crescent moons paper. Without moving the pattern, switch to the Red Blade and cut out a ring. Adhere on top of the gold glitter ring. Step 5: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of stardust paper. Align one short end in the Spider Webs Frame Punch with the black marking on the front of the punch. Punch. Repeat with the other short end. Adhere on the layout as shown. Adhere a moons laser-cut border along the bottom edge using the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Step 6: Crop three photos to 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" and mat with three 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" pieces of orange crescent moons paper. Mount on the layout as shown. Step 7: Adhere additional stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired. I Put A Spell On You Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of light distressed paper for the base, using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade to cut reverse scallops on one edge. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of stardust paper and adhere on the base, 1/4"" from the top edge. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of Black Solid Cardstock. Punch one side using the Bats & Stars Border Maker Cartridge. Punch the other side using the Spider Webs Frame Punch. Cut small pieces of gold sparkle paper and adhere behind several of the stars. Adhere on the base. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of gold glitter paper and adhere on the border as shown. Top with a moons and stars border sticker. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut three circles with light distressed paper. Cut each in half and adhere behind the spider webs, trimming the excess as necessary. Step 5: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. All Hallows' Eve Border Step 1: Cut a 3-1/8"" x 12"" strip with stardust paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2” x 12” strip of roses paper and adhere on the base, about 1/4"" from the left edge. Cut a 3/8"" x 12"" strip of black-and-white stripes paper and adhere on the base, about 1/4"" from the right edge. Adhere a dark orange scallop border sticker in between as shown. Step 3: Cut a 2-1/8"" x 12"" strip of bats paper. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score and fold in half lengthwise. Place the folded strip in the Spider Webs Frame Punch so the fold is facing out. Punch, then unfold. Adhere on the border. Step 4: Adhere stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Oct 31st Border Step 1: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of dark purple moondance paper for the base. Cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of light distressed paper and adhere on the base. Step 2: Cut two 2"" squares with each dark orange Halloween icons, orange crescent moons and black-and-white stripes papers. Adhere on the border as shown. Step 3: Using the Spider Webs Frame Punch, punch a border with Black Solid Cardstock, saving the little punched-out pieces for Step 4. Cut off the webs. Adhere three of the webs on the border as shown. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut three circles with each dark orange Halloween icons and orange crescent moons papers. Using the Precision Point Adhesive Pen, create jack-o’-lantern faces with the leftover punched-out pieces from Step 3. Adhere on the border as shown. Step 5: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Are your scrappy spidey-senses tingling with this Halloween scrapbook layout and Halloween borders? Which one will you be making first to prepare for All Hallows' Eve? "," “Spooky season” is here, witch calls for an array for thematic Halloween décor, and that can include gauze or cotton batting spiderwebs strewn across doorways and wall corners and plastic spiders scattered across to give a creepy crawly or haunted house experience! But fear not, today’s Halloween scrapbook layout and Halloween borders will spin together a scene that will have your scrappy spidey-senses tingling in anti","Border Ideas, Borders, Halloween, Happy Hauntings Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Halloween,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/SpiderWebs_FramePunch_1920x1080.jpg,80217 "Weekly Live Streamings: Fast & Fun Projects with Noreen","Creative Memories","2022-10-26 13:05:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/26/weekly-live-streamings-fast-fun-projects-with-noreen/," Crafty croppers, exciting news — there's a new LIVE weekly series with Product Development Creative Manager Noreen Smith that's coming to YouTube and the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! Every Wednesday at 5pm CT (AU: Thursday at 9am AEDT), Fast & Fun Projects with Noreen will give you 30- 45-minute project tutorials that will be streaming live at the same time on both channels (recordings will also be available afterward). Below is a high-level overview of the first few topics Noreen will be covering, as well as a suggested list of ingredients for the upcoming weeks so you can order in advance if you'd like. Note: You do not have to have the supplies in advance — you can always tune in live to watch the session, and if you want to complete the project at a later time, you can order the supplies and watch the recording to create it. Dec. 7, 14 and 21 — Tips & Tricks For Completing an 8x8 Holiday Album Join Noreen on Dec. 7, 14 and 21 as she shares easy tips & tricks for recording your special December moments while she completes pages in her own 8x8 holiday album.  Download the December Days Circles Printable Handout here ➤ Nov. 30 — Make New Christmas-Themed Projects Get in the holiday spirit with Noreen as she uses some old favorites to make new Christmas-themed projects. Shop US | CA | AU Nov. 23 — Using the Custom Cutting System to Create a Thanksgiving Layout Join Noreen to make a Thanksgiving layout using Golden Harvest that highlights all that you, your family and friends are grateful for. Shop US | CA | AU Nov. 16 — Using the Black Friday Promo Products to Create Fast & Fun Projects In this week's episode, Noreen will share three project ideas — a fun layout, an easy multi-pocket page and a fast border — all created with exclusive Black Friday Promo products. Shop US | CA | AU Nov. 9 — Get back to basics with geometric shapes and the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Join Noreen and get back to basics with ideas for using the Square and Circle Punches and the 2-Way Corner Rounder. We hope that you'll tune in and join us every Wednesday at 5pm CT for these live streamings, and you'll want to bookmark this post and check back for more upcoming checklists of supplies! 1670454000  days  hours  minutes  secondsuntilNext Live Streaming Watch On YouTube Watch In Facebook Group "," Crafty croppers, exciting news — there's a new LIVE weekly series with Product Development Creative Manager Noreen Smith that's coming to YouTube and the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! Every Wednesday at 5pm CT (AU: Thursday at 9am AEDT), Fast & Fun Projects with Noreen will give you 30- 45-minute project tutorials that will be streaming live at the same time on both channels (recordi","Creative Memories, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Fast & Fun Projects with Noreen,Fast and Fun Projects with Noreen,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/FastFunProjectsWithNoreen_1200x675.jpg,81226 "October Completed Album Challenge PLUS A School Scrapbook Spread","Creative Memories","2022-10-24 12:07:49",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/24/october-completed-album-challenge-plus-a-school-scrapbook-spread/," Plans and goals, hobbies and extracurriculars, jobs and meetings — one’s schedule can really build up over a month’s time. But as the weeks wind down and you check things off your list, you can find more time for yourself… which means it’s the perfect opportunity for a Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in October, just completed in October), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly (and of course, awesome!) completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #OctoberCropDontStop for the chance to win! Add this fun idea to your to-do list (you deserve a relaxing, creative activity!) and make this school scrapbook spread to cap off your next completed album! Here’s an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiCBpehQfqA For ALL the details on the Completed Album Challenge, check out this blog post. In need of an idea to complete your latest album? Today's post is here to help! Layout by Noreen Smith — Creative Memories Product Development Manager To create this layout you will need: Back To School Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back To School Annual Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back To School XL Layered Ruler Frame Embellishment or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back To School Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back To School Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back To School Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Primary Foiled Memory Tabs or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back To School ABC Handwriting Stencil or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Original Border Maker System with the Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the fifth grade annual paper as the left-hand base page and the red apples designer paper as the right-hand base page. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut an 8-1/2"" square of the blue stars annual paper, two 2"" x 12"" strips of the stripes designer paper, a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of the yellow stars designer paper and a 1"" x 12"" strip of the blue thought bubbles designer paper. Step 3: Adhere the stripes paper strips vertically on both pages as shown, trimming the strip on the left-hand side with All-Purpose Scissors to meet the top edge of the manila file folder border design. Step 4: Arrange the 8-1/2"" blue stars square to overlap the stripes paper strip and the manila file folder border on the base page. Adhere. Mount a 4"" x 6"" photo to the back side of the layered ruler frame embellishment, then adhere on top of the blue stars paper square. Step 5: Punch the top edge of the yellow stars paper with the Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge and the Original Border Maker System. Step 6: Mount the 1"" x 12"" blue thought bubbles strip to be even with the blue printed border on the left-hand page. Adhere the cut and punched yellow stars strip on top, trimming off any overhang if necessary. Step 7: Mount two 4"" x 6"" photos on large variety mats and arrange as shown. Adhere. Step 8: Use the Back To School ABC Handwriting Stencil and Black Dual-Tip Pen to write title words across bottom manila file folder border of both pages. Step 9: Add Primary Foiled Memory Tab, stickers and embellishments as shown or desired, using Foam Squares Adhesive on some for added dimension. Step 10: Journal with Dual-Tip Pen. Will you be making this superb school scrapbook spread to complete your next album? (We sure hope so!) Take time for yourself, have fun and post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group… you may just win! "," Plans and goals, hobbies and extracurriculars, jobs and meetings — one’s schedule can really build up over a month’s time. But as the weeks wind down and you check things off your list, you can find more time for yourself… which means it’s the perfect opportunity for a Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in Oc","Back To School ABC Handwriting Stencil, Back to School Collection, Completed Album Challenge, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,School",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/CompletedAlbumChallenge_600x600.jpg,79264 "Relish These Crisp Creations: Fall Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card With Croptoberfest 2022 Products",melissaullmann,"2022-10-21 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/21/relish-these-crisp-creations-fall-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card-with-croptoberfest-2022-products/," Autumn is a time to bring out those scarves, knitted sweaters and comfy boots to combat the crisp, cool air while also sipping apple cider, hot chocolate or pumpkin spiced lattes. You know what else is crisp and cool (and perfect for autumn layouts)? These fall scrapbook borders and DIY card! See for yourself and make these refreshing ideas with Croptoberfest 2022 products today! Hint: If you would like to attend an Croptoberfest event (virtual, in-person or hybrid events), you can connect with an Advisor near you using our handy Event Locator search on the website. US | CA | AU To create these borders and card, you will need: Croptoberfest 2022 Project Recipe™ Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Croptoberfest 2022 Cardstock Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Croptoberfest 2022 Mini Pack Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Autumn Leaves Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Circle & Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 13×13 Custom Cutting System Mat or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Autumn Leaves Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/z1Ab9P-1IS8 Just Breathe Card Step 1: Use a Blank Card as the base for the card. Step 2: Cut a piece of cranberry moths paper to measure 5-1/4"" x 4"". Adhere to the card. Step 3: Using the outside of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with theBlue Blade, cut an oval from the light blue winding vines paper. Adhere to the card. Step 4: Using the outside of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with the Green Blade, cut an oval from the copper tree rings paper. Step 5: Using the outside of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with the Red Blade, cut an oval from White Solid Cardstock. Step 6: Using the olive green oak leaves and acorns paper, punch two borders using the Autumn Leaves Border Punch. Adhere to the cardstock oval. Cut off any excess using a scissors. Adhere the cardstock oval to the copper oval. Adhere to the card using Foam Squares. Step 7: Adhere stickers to the front of the card for the sentiment using Foam Squares for added dimension. Memories Border Step 1: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 3-1/4"". Adhere border stickers along the edges of the cardstock. Step 2: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 3"". Adhere to the border. Step 3: Cut a piece of light blue winding vines paper to measure 12"" x 2-3/4"". Adhere to the border. Step 4: Punch two borders from the copper tree rings paper using the Autumn Leaves Border Punch. Adhere to the border. Step 5: Adhere stickers/embellishments using Foam Squares for added dimension. Adopt The Pace Of Nature Border Step 1: Cut a piece of the Crimson Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 3-1/2"". Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut from corner to corner, creating two triangles. Step 3: Cut a piece of white plaid paper to measure 11-1/4"" x 3-1/4"". Cut from corner to corner using the 12-inch Trimmer to create two triangles. Flip one side over and adhere to the cardstock triangle. Adhere the other piece of pattern paper to the cardstock triangle. Step 4: Using Autumn Leaves Border Punch, punch two borders using cranberry moths paper. Adhere along the angles of the triangles. Step 5: Using Autumn Leaves Border Punch, punch two borders using the same pattern paper. Flip one border over, adhering the one of the triangles off-set from the cranberry moths border. Adhere the other border to the other triangle. Adhere triangle pieces together. Step 6: Using the inside of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from the Crimson Solid Cardstock. Step 7: Using the inside of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade,cut a circle from the copper tree rings paper. Adhere to the cardstock circle. Adhere the circle to the border using Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 8: Adhere stickers/embellishments to the circle. What do you think of these fall scrapbook borders and DIY cards with the Croptoberfest 2022 products? "," Autumn is a time to bring out those scarves, knitted sweaters and comfy boots to combat the crisp, cool air while also sipping apple cider, hot chocolate or pumpkin spiced lattes. You know what else is crisp and cool (and perfect for autumn layouts)? These fall scrapbook borders and DIY card! See for yourself and make these refreshing ideas with Croptoberfest 2022 products today! Hint: If you would like to attend an Cropto","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Croptoberfest, Croptoberfest 2022 Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Croptoberfest,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/AutumnLeaves_BorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,79755 "Ornament Your Memories With This Christmas Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-10-19 15:03:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/19/ornament-your-memories-with-this-christmas-scrapbook-layout/," The Christmas tree — a staple in many homes for families to hang ornaments, tinsel and lights from the festive firs, but did you know… The first decorated Christmas was in Riga, Latvia, in 1510. The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531. Using small candles to light a Christmas tree dates back to mid-17th century. Every year since 1947, a tree has been given from Nordmarka, outside of Oslo, to Trafalgar Square in England. The gift is an expression of good will and gratitude for Great Britain's help to Norway during World War II. No matter the symbolism, a Christmas tree is a big part in many homes! And it can be part of your home (or album!) with this Christmas scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Seasonal Sightings Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Seasonal Sightings Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Seasonal Sightings Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Spargo Lined Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Dark Green Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Pencil and eraser Step 1: Use a piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock as the base of the layout.  Step 2: Cut a piece of the tan chevron tonal paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"". Adhere to the layout.  Step 3: Cut two pieces of dark red tonal paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to opposite corners of the tan paper, leaving 1/8"" around the edges. Photo sizes will be (2) 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Step 4: Cut two pieces of light green tonal paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to the opposite corners of the tan paper, leaving 1/8"" around the edges. Photo sizes will be (2) 2-1/4"" x 3-1/2"". Step 5: Cut two pieces of dark green tonal paper to measure 4-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere between the previous two pieces on the top and bottom. Photo sizes will be (2) 4-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Step 6: Cut a piece of cardinal red wash paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 3-1/2"".   Step 7: Cut a variety of papers into rectangles (2"" x 3"", 1-1/2"" x 2-1/2"" and 1-3/4"" x 2-3/4""). Mark with a pencil at one end in the rectangle in the middle (1"", 3/4"" and 7/8""). Cut from the pencil marking to the outer corners to create the triangles. Adhere to the cardinal red paper at varying heights and overlapping. Cut excess from the sides with a scissors. Adhere the whole cardinal red piece with the trees to the layout.  Step 8: Adhere stickers to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 9: Journal as desired.  What memories would you mat on this Christmas scrapbook layout? Do you have traditions you do every year with your family? "," The Christmas tree — a staple in many homes for families to hang ornaments, tinsel and lights from the festive firs, but did you know… The first decorated Christmas was in Riga, Latvia, in 1510. The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531. Using small candles to light a Christmas tree dates back to mid-17th century. Every year since 1947, a tree has been given from Nordmarka, ou","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Seasonal Sightings Collection","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/SeasonalSightings_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,80632 "Party On: Take On The #2022OctoberBONUS Challenge","Creative Memories","2022-10-17 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/17/party-on-take-on-the-2022octoberbonus-challenge/," It’s time to party… not only because the Party Time! and awesome envelope-making products are a cause for celebration, but also because the #2022OctoberBONUS challenge is happening NOW in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with two one-page sketches — now that’s extra cause for merriment and glee. And as the cherry on top? We’ll have four winners from this challenge! (More on that down below.)So put on your party hats, sprinkle creative confetti and gift yourself with some eye-catching fun! How to Participate: Review the sketch below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!) Create the layout using whatever products you have on hand; you do not need to use the Party Time! collection to be eligible to win. Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, Nov. 6, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 7 Nov. at 4:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #2022OctoberBONUS1 or #2022OctoberBONUS2 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 4 lucky winners total — 1 winner per sketch, PLUS 2 bonus winners who complete the challenge using Party Time! products. Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, Nov. 10, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack! NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 1 participant for each sketch, PLUS 2 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the Party Time! products. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 10, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #2022OctoberBONUS1 Product used: Party Time! Collection | CA | AU Want step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Check out this blog post. Sketch 2 — #2022OctoberBONUS2 Product used: Party Time! Collection | CA | AU Want step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Check out this blog post. We can't wait to see how you'll take the creative cake with the #2022OctoberBONUS challenge! "," It’s time to party… not only because the Party Time! and awesome envelope-making products are a cause for celebration, but also because the #2022OctoberBONUS challenge is happening NOW in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with two one-page sketches — now that’s extra cause for merriment and glee. And as the cherry on top? We’ll have four winners from this challenge! (More on that down below.)So put on your party hats,","#BONUS Challenge, Birthday, Page Layout, Party Time! Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/PartyTime_Layout4_1080x1080.jpg,80979 "Sketch Round-Up Oct. 3-16","Creative Memories","2022-10-16 10:56:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/16/sketch-round-up-oct-3-16/," October sure has been a busy month, from this weekend’s Virtual Crop (it ends tonight at 11:59pm CT!) to a pop-up Coupon Promo, packed launches and brand-new tools and more. And so, we say you should take the time — “me” time — and get lost in fresh projects and let your creative juices go wild! Unplug, unwind and undertake these four sketches to transform your “me” time into scrappy “glee” time! Sketch #1 We're feeling all the joy with Sketch #1 — literally! See how you can make this merry and bright layout by clicking onto this link. Sketch #2 It may only be October, but we already have Christmas carols (and creativity!) on the brain. Get ready for tidings of comfort and joy by making this project today. Sketch #3 Now this is a crisp meets comforting layout... just like the autumn season! Follow along to this blog post so you can piece it all together with ease. Sketch #4 You're going to fa-la-la-la-love this layout —stay tuned, for we'll be posting it to the CM blog soon. Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Even though the October Virtual Crop is coming to a close, you'll want to clear your schedule for next month's get-together — the November Virtual Crop is happening Nov. 11-12 (AU 12-13 Nov.). And in preparation for the event, you can order a Secret Box (while supplies last)! US | CA | AUThis is an exclusive box of MYSTERY products — they’re ALL NEW PRODUCTS, plus it includes a bonus — and we’ll all open them TOGETHER on Nov. 11 at 12:45pm CT(AU 12 Nov. at 4:45am AEDT) before the Virtual Crop on the Facebook Group page. "," October sure has been a busy month, from this weekend’s Virtual Crop (it ends tonight at 11:59pm CT!) to a pop-up Coupon Promo, packed launches and brand-new tools and more. And so, we say you should take the time — “me” time — and get lost in fresh projects and let your creative juices go wild! Unplug, unwind and undertake these four sketches to transform your “me” time into scrappy “glee” time! Sket","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,80942 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-10-15 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/15/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-12/," Saturday, Oct. 15: 1pm CT My, oh my… this weekend sure flew by! We thank each and every single person for joining in on the October Virtual Crop. Let’s end on the best note possible with Challenge #6! Go, go, go! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in-house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 20, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Melissa Ullmann – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Showtime or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, Oct. 15: 1pm CT My, oh my… this weekend sure flew by! We thank each and every single person for joining in on the October Virtual Crop. Let’s end on the best note possible with Challenge #6! Go, go, go! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awar","Page Sketches, Scrapbook Layout, Showtime Collection, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Showtime_Layout1_1080x1080.jpg,80935 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-10-15 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/15/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-12/," Saturday, Oct. 15: 11am, 1pm CT Sketches are like “blueprints” — they feature outlines for ideas of where to place your designer and tonal papers, photos, embellishments, titles and more. They’re creative inspiration, but you are the artist and can make it your very own! How will you make Challenge #5 uniquely yours?! (We can't wait to see!) For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in-house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 20, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Get tips and techniques to create Sketch #5 with CM Advisor Christine Lang! https://youtu.be/skn7UJRpjU8 Created by Christine Lang – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Seasonal Sightings or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) And Have You Seen The Pop-up Coupon Promo?! Take advantage of the Coupon Promo that's going on NOW through Oct. 19 at noon CT (AU: 19 Oct. at midnight AEDT)! You can get a discount on your qualifying orders of traditional, digital and Custom Products! Get your hands on new collections, tools, bestsellers, Digital Artwork and more, and enjoy this discount while you do so! Might be a great time to order Secret Box #4 for the big November reveal, too (hint, hint)! Learn More: US | CA | AU https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brené Brown "," Saturday, Oct. 15: 11am, 1pm CT Sketches are like “blueprints” — they feature outlines for ideas of where to place your designer and tonal papers, photos, embellishments, titles and more. They’re creative inspiration, but you are the artist and can make it your very own! How will you make Challenge #5 uniquely yours?! (We can't wait to see!) For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virt","Page Sketches, Scrapbook Layout, Seasonal Sightings Collection, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Sketch5_FinalLayout_retouched_2160x1080.jpg,80925 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-10-15 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/15/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-12/," Saturday, Oct. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The first day of this month's Virtual Crop was such a blast… and you can expect that and more today! On the docket right now is Challenge #4 — enjoy! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in-house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 20, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Watch to learn some techniques on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Kathryn Allendorf! https://youtu.be/br1UYRjxLSA Created by Kathryn Allendorf – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Golden Harvest or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) And Have You Seen The Pop-up Coupon Promo?! Take advantage of the Coupon Promo that's going on NOW through Oct. 19 at noon CT (AU: 19 Oct. at midnight AEDT)! You can get a discount on your qualifying orders of traditional, digital and Custom Products! Get your hands on new collections, tools, bestsellers, Digital Artwork and more, and enjoy this discount while you do so! Might be a great time to order Secret Box #4 for the big November reveal, too (hint, hint)! Learn More: US | CA | AU https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity never goes out of style.” "," Saturday, Oct. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The first day of this month's Virtual Crop was such a blast… and you can expect that and more today! On the docket right now is Challenge #4 — enjoy! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant","Golden Harvest Collection, Page Sketches, Scrapbook Layout, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Sketch4_FinalLayout_1080x1080.jpg,80920 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-10-14 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/14/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-12/," Friday, Oct. 14: 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We’re already coming to a close on the first day of the October Virtual Crop, but fear not! We have three MORE awesome sketches lined up for you tomorrow starting at 9am CT. For now, here's Challenge #3. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in-house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 20, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Krislyn Mattei – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Devotion or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, Oct. 14: 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We’re already coming to a close on the first day of the October Virtual Crop, but fear not! We have three MORE awesome sketches lined up for you tomorrow starting at 9am CT. For now, here's Challenge #3. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded he","Devotion Collection, Page Sketches, Scrapbook Layout, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Devotion_Layout2_1080x1080-3.jpg,80909 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-10-14 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/14/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-12/," Friday, Oct. 14: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Holy cannoli, crafters — if Challenge #1 was any indication of how this weekend will go, then we’re definitely in for a terrific treat! Woot! Onward we go with Challenge #2. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in-house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 20, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Get a few tips and ideas for creating with this sketch from CM Advisor Debby MacLean! https://youtu.be/XIdpsX8XW5E Created by Debby MacLean – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Happy Hauntings or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here are two more ideas on how to use this sketch with the Happy Hauntings collection from Advisor Debby MacLean! Plus, check out these Halloween candy bag tags Advisor Debby MacLean created! And Have You Seen The Pop-up Coupon Promo?! Take advantage of the Coupon Promo that's going on NOW through Oct. 19 at noon CT (AU: 19 Oct. at midnight AEDT)! You can get a discount on your qualifying orders of traditional, digital and Custom Products! Get your hands on new collections, tools, bestsellers, Digital Artwork and more, and enjoy this discount while you do so! Might be a great time to order Secret Box #4 for the big November reveal, too (hint, hint)! Learn More: US | CA | AU https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, Oct. 14: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Holy cannoli, crafters — if Challenge #1 was any indication of how this weekend will go, then we’re definitely in for a terrific treat! Woot! Onward we go with Challenge #2. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE:&nbs","Happy Hauntings Collection, Page Sketches, Scrapbook Layout, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Sketch2_FinalLayout_retouched_2160x1080.jpg,80879 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-10-14 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/14/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-11/," Friday, Oct. 14: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We’re feeling pretty giddy today… do you know why? It’s time for the October Virtual Crop! We hope you can join us for six challenges and lots of community connections! Let's get started already — here is Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in-house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 20, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to add a few decorative ideas to Sketch #1 with CM Advisor Erica Kelley! https://youtu.be/7D_OyZnLUqE Created by Erica Kelley – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Seasonal Sightings or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) And Have You Seen The Pop-up Coupon Promo?! Take advantage of the Coupon Promo that's going on NOW through Oct. 19 at noon CT (AU: 19 Oct. at midnight AEDT)! You can get a discount on your qualifying orders of traditional, digital and Custom Products! Get your hands on new collections, tools, bestsellers, Digital Artwork and more, and enjoy this discount while you do so! Might be a great time to order Secret Box #4 for the big November reveal, too (hint, hint)! Learn More: US | CA | AU https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, Oct. 14: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We’re feeling pretty giddy today… do you know why? It’s time for the October Virtual Crop! We hope you can join us for six challenges and lots of community connections! Let's get started already — here is Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect ","Page Sketches, Scrapbook Layout, Seasonal Sightings Collection, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474-1.jpg,80783 "Pretty In Pastels: Mix And Match Scrapbooking Layout","Creative Memories","2022-10-12 15:33:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/12/pretty-in-pastels-mix-and-match-scrapbooking-layout/," From selecting paints to buying home decor, finding hues and shades that coordinate and mesh well can really bring a look together… and that includes scrapbooking projects, too! The hue-tiful combinations of the Vivid Melodies collection — happy yellows, stunning pinks, cooling blues and fresh greens — make for a great mix and match scrapbook layout. See for yourself with this pretty in pastels idea from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Vivid Melodies Jazzberry, Butterscotch, Lime Tart & Capri Blue Paper Packs or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Vivid Melodies Jazzberry, Butterscotch, Lime Tart & Capri Blue Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) White Shimmer & Navy Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Original Border Maker System with Sunshine Arches Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut out a 1"" width frame from White Shimmer Solid Cardstock and use it as the base. Set aside the square piece. Step 2: Cut 10 1"" x 12"" strips from various papers. Adhere the strips to the square piece that you cut in Step 1. Trim off any overhang with scissors. Set aside the small pieces you trimmed off — you will need them for Step 4. Cut a piece of White Shimmer Solid Cardstock to measure 10-1/2"" x 10-1/2"". Adhere it on the backside of the square piece as shown above. Step 3: Using the Sunshine Arches Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from White Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Cut each border at 1"" width. Add borders to the square piece and trim off any excess with scissors as shown. Step 4: Adhere the small pieces from Step 2 to the 1"" frame base as shown. Step 5: Adhere the square piece to the base frame. Step 6: Cut three mats to measure 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" from Navy Solid Cardstock. Cut three mats to measure 4"" x 4"" from White Shimmer Solid Cardstock and add to the navy mats. Step 7: Adhere embellishments and photo mats, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you think of this mix and match scrapbooking layout? What projects have you made with the four shades of the Vivid Melodies collection? "," From selecting paints to buying home decor, finding hues and shades that coordinate and mesh well can really bring a look together… and that includes scrapbooking projects, too! The hue-tiful combinations of the Vivid Melodies collection — happy yellows, stunning pinks, cooling blues and fresh greens — make for a great mix and match scrapbook layout. See for yourself with this pretty in pastels idea from blog contributo","Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Vivid Melodies Butterscotch, Vivid Melodies Capri Blue, Vivid Melodies Collection, Vivid Melodies Jazzberry, Vivid Melodies Lime Tart","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Sachiyo_VividMelodies_Layout_1080x1080_retouched.jpg,80703 "Mat Your Merry Makings With This Christmas Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-10-10 15:48:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/10/mat-your-merry-makings-with-this-christmas-scrapbook-layout/," Mats draw attention, frame memories add layered dimension to your photos and storytelling. And when you throw merry-and-bright makings into the mix, you’re in for a presence that is a scrapbooking present for your albums! See how mats add layers of comfort and joy to this Christmas scrapbook layout — and make it today so you're prepped and ready to print photos by the time jolly ol' St. Nick comes to town. To create this layout you will need: Seasonal Sightings Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Seasonal Sightings Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Seasonal Sightings Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of red chevron tonal paper as the base for the layout.  Step 2: Adhere one large vertical mat and one large horizontal mat. Cut one mat to measure 3-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" and one to measure 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2, and adhere these to the layout, too.  Step 3: Adhere one 4"" x 6"" vertical journal mat to the large vertical mat.   Step 4: Cut a light green mat to measure 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"".  Step 5: Using a 4"" x 6"" mat with the circle in the middle, cut out the circle grid using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Green Blade. Cut this piece down to measure 4” x 4”.  Adhere some of the embellishments to the light green base, then adhere the mat with the circle to the middle of the light green mat using Foam Squares.  Step 6: Adhere other embellishments, using Foam Squares for added dimension.  Step 7: Journal as desired.  What photos would you mat on this Christmas scrapbook layout? Are you excited for the Christmas season and all its merry memories? Share in the comments below. "," Mats draw attention, frame memories add layered dimension to your photos and storytelling. And when you throw merry-and-bright makings into the mix, you’re in for a presence that is a scrapbooking present for your albums! See how mats add layers of comfort and joy to this Christmas scrapbook layout — and make it today so you're prepped and ready to print photos by the time jolly ol' St. Nick comes to town. To ","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Seasonal Sightings Collection","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/SeasonalSightings_MatsEmbellishments_1920x1080-1.jpg,80652 "Plant Festive Florals With These Christmas Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card","Krislyn Mattei","2022-10-07 15:04:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/07/plant-festive-florals-with-these-christmas-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," Many homes are decorated during Christmastime — glinting lights, tall pine trees accented with tinsel and ornaments, full wreaths adorning front doors, garlands on stairwells and the “Flower of the Holy Night,” poinsettias! Poinsettias (which are actually indigenous to Mexico!) manage to bring warmth and yuletide spirit in every space it festively flourishes within thanks to its eye-catching hues, from pure white to creamy yellow, pink and marbled shades, and of course, the iconic and traditional bright red. If you’re ready to plant some Christmas cheer this year, then take a look at these Christmas scrapbook borders and DIY card featuring the Poinsettia Edge Border Maker Cartridge. To create these borders and card, you will need: Seasonal Sightings Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Seasonal Sightings Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Seasonal Sightings Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Seasonal Sightings Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Seasonal Sightings Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) White, Cranberry & Canary Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)  Original Border Maker System with Poinsettia Edge Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Wave & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Gold Metallic Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) CM Zero-Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Wonderful Time Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip of holly green dotted lines designer paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of Canary Solid Cardstock and adhere on the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of cardinal red wash tonal paper and adhere on the border. Cut two 2"" x 2-1/2"" pieces of light green wash tonal paper and one 2"" x 2-1/2"" piece of darker green wash tonal paper. Adhere on the border as shown. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/8"" strip of White Solid Cardstock. Using the Poinsettia Edge Border Maker Cartridge, punch both long sides of the strip. (Tip: Adhere sticky notes along the opposite edge from the one you’re punching to widen the strip so it holds beneath the magnetic arm of the Border Maker holder.) Mount on the border. Step 4: Adhere the red poinsettias laser-cut border on top. Add stickers. Merry Christmas Border Step 1: Using the Poinsettia Edge Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with cardinal red wash tonal paper. Trim to 2-3/4"" x 12"" for the base. Cut a 3/4"" x 12"" strip of speckled dark green wash designer paper and adhere near the left edge of the border as shown. Step 2: Using the Poinsettia Edge Border Maker Cartridge, punch another border with Cranberry Solid Cardstock. Trim to 1-1/2"" x 12"" and adhere on the base as shown. Using a ruler and the bold tip of the Gold Metallic Dual-Tip Pen, draw a line down the straight edge of the cranberry piece. Adhere on the border next to the green strip. Step 3: Cut a 5/8"" x 12"" strip of holly tiles designer paper. Adhere next to the gold line. Using a ruler, draw another gold line on the other side of the holly strip with the Metallic Gold Dual-Tip Pen. Still using the bold tip, dot the middles of the cranberry poinsettias. Step 4: Adhere red poinsettia embellishments. Top with a ""Merry Christmas"" embellishment using Foam Squares for added dimension. Snowman Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Cut a 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" piece of festive dark red tonal paper and adhere on the front of the card. Step 2: Using the Poinsettia Edge Border Maker Cartridge, punch the bottom front of the card, making sure to align the card in the Border Maker holder. Step 3: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 3/4"" strip of speckled dark green wash designer paper. Cut a 5-1/2"" x 3/8"" strip of tan seasonal sayings designer paper and mount on top. Using scissors, cut a V-shape notch from both ends. Adhere on the border as shown. Step 4: Add embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" piece of light woodgrain designer paper and adhere on the inside of the card. What do you think of these Christmas scrapbook borders and DIY card? Do you decorate your home with freshly festive poinsettias? "," Many homes are decorated during Christmastime — glinting lights, tall pine trees accented with tinsel and ornaments, full wreaths adorning front doors, garlands on stairwells and the “Flower of the Holy Night,” poinsettias! Poinsettias (which are actually indigenous to Mexico!) manage to bring warmth and yuletide spirit in every space it festively flourishes within thanks to its eye-catching hues, from pure white to cre","Border Ideas, Cards, Christmas Cards, Poinsettia Edge Border Maker Cartridge, Project Ideas, Seasonal Sightings Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Christmas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/PoinsettiaEdge_BMC_1920x1080.jpg,80671 "Get A Feel For The Seasons: Seasonal Scrapbook Layouts","Krislyn Mattei","2022-10-05 15:21:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/05/get-a-feel-for-the-seasons-seasonal-scrapbook-layouts/," We love autumn, we love winter... we love seasonal scrapbook layouts! Do you agree? (YES!) Then take a look these autumn, Christmas and winter layouts! What is your beloved season? Totally Tonal Fall Layout To create this layout you will need: Totally Tonal Fall Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Totally Tonal Fall Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of beige gingham paper as the base for this layout. Cut a 4"" x 12"" strip of multi-hued plaid paper and adhere on the layout, about 1-1/4” from the left edge. Step 2: Mat two 4"" x 6"" photos with two 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" pieces of brown plaid paper. Adhere on the layout as shown. Step 3: Adhere several border stickers across the bottom of the layout as shown. Pop the title border sticker up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the 4x6 Custom Cutting System Oval and the Red Blade, cut a half oval with brown plaid paper. Move the pattern inward and cut the other side, creating a leaf shape. Use this piece as a guide to cut leaves with mint green and dark turquoise papers. Cut in half and assemble as shown on the top of the layout, overlapping the edge. Trim off the excess. Step 5: Adhere sections of a zig zag border sticker as shown. Add a title at the top. Journal as desired. Totally Tonal Christmas Layout To create this layout you will need: Totally Tonal Christmas Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Totally Tonal Christmas Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of red tartan paper as the base for this layout. Cut a 6-1/2"" x 12"" piece of light green diagonal gingham paper and adhere on the layout, about 1/2"" from the left edge. Cut a 6"" x 12"" piece of beige plaid paper and mount on top. Step 2: Cut several border stickers in half. Arrange and adhere on the top and bottom of the beige piece, using the photo as a guide for placement. Step 3: Crop a photo to 5-1/2"" x 4"" and mount on the beige piece. Cut a 3"" x 3"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Round the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder and mount as shown. Step 4: Crop two photos to 4"" x 5-1/4"" and mat with two 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" pieces of White Solid Cardstock. Mount on the right side of the layout. Step 5: Add sections of a stitching border sticker and ABC/123 Letter Stickers titles. Journal as desired. Totally Tonal Winter Layout To create this layout you will need: Totally Tonal Winter Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Totally Tonal Winter Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Navy & Black Dual-Tip Pens or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock or a White Refill Page as the base for this layout. Cut a piece of diagonal lace paper in half. Mount half on the top of the layout. Flip the other half to the reverse side (navy) and adhere it to the bottom of the layout. Step 2: Mat a 6"" x 4"" photo with a 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Adhere on the top of the layout as shown. Crop two photos to 3"" x 4"" and one photo to 5-3/8"" x 4"". Adhere on the bottom of the layout as shown. Step 3: Adhere border stickers along the bottom of the layout. Adhere others along the top-right diagonally. Trim the excess. Trim out a section of trees, title and leaves stickers and add to the lower-left of the layout. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with White Solid Cardstock. Using the bold tip of the Navy Dual-Tip Pen, add dots around the edge. Adhere on the layout. Journal as desired. Which of these three seasonal scrapbook layouts will you make? Or do you love all three?! Let us know in the comments below! "," We love autumn, we love winter... we love seasonal scrapbook layouts! Do you agree? (YES!) Then take a look these autumn, Christmas and winter layouts! What is your beloved season? Totally Tonal Fall Layout To create this layout you will need: Totally Tonal Fall Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Totally Tonal Fall Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Sans Serif ABC/123 Let",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Q4TotallyTonals_1920x1080.jpg,80684 "Bring On The Joy And Jolly: Christmas Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-10-03 15:47:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/03/bring-on-the-joy-and-jolly-christmas-scrapbook-layout/," It's only October, but there's always a reason for the season of Christmas! And you can show off the yuletide decor with the latest Seasonal Sightings collection — think cardinals, deer, snowflakes, poinsettias and snow-covered pine trees — in a festive palette of cardinal red, holly green, tan and gold. Talk about a holly jolly time! Speaking of that, check out this Christmas scrapbook layout so you're prepped for the festive season ahead! It'll bring you much JOY! To create this layout you will need: Seasonal Sightings Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Seasonal Sightings Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Seasonal Sightings Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Seasonal Sightings Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Seasonal Sightings Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Seasonal Sightings Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Rectangle & Circle Cutting Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Red Custom Cutting System Blade Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 13×13 Custom Cutting System Mat or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a look at the whole Seasonal Sightings collection in the video below. https://youtu.be/49iKWIZqzxk Step 1: Use a piece of holly green wash tonal paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the white woodgrain paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Adhere to the top of the layout. Step 3: Cut two photos to measure 3-3/4"" x 6"". Adhere to the outer-lower corners of the layout. Step 4: Adhere a 4"" x 6"" mat in between the photos. Step 5: Use the Custom Cutting System with the Rectangle Patterns to create the ""J"" and ""Y"" letters.  Cut where desired to end the pieces, and then round the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Step 6: Using the inside and outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade cut a piece of any paper/cardstock.  Step 7: Cut 1/2"" strips from a variety of papers. Adhere around the circle, overlapping them. Turn the circle over, placing the Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern back on top of it, then cut again with the Red Blade to cut the excess. Turn back over, adhering between the J and Y as the “O” for ""Joy."" Step 8: Adhere the stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 9: Journal as desired. Are you already looking forward to the Christmas season? What do you think of the latest Seasonal Sightings collection? "," It's only October, but there's always a reason for the season of Christmas! And you can show off the yuletide decor with the latest Seasonal Sightings collection — think cardinals, deer, snowflakes, poinsettias and snow-covered pine trees — in a festive palette of cardinal red, holly green, tan and gold. Talk about a holly jolly time! Speaking of that, check out this Christmas scrapbook layout so you're prepped for the fe","Christmas, Christmas scrapbook layout, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Seasonal Sightings Collection","Christmas,New Products,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/SeasonalSightings_CollectionLayout_1920x1080.jpg,80367 "Sketch Round-Up Sept. 19-Oct. 2","Creative Memories","2022-10-02 11:02:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/10/02/sketch-round-up-sept-19-oct-2/," Got containers, totes, boxes and shelves of scrapbooking materials but having some trouble thinking of what to dream up? Let the Sketch Round-Up help you out! We give you the ideas, and you’re off and running to easy-to-make projects. Check these beauts out. Sketch #1 Talk about a gourdeous layout — this layout also happens to be a part of the #2022SeptemberBONUS Challenge! Have you created a page yet and posted it to the Facebook Group for your chance to be a winner? Sketch #2 We're definitely falling for this layout idea — check out this blog post to see how you can create it! Sketch #3 Fancy a family-themed layout? Then follow along with this blog post and add a layout to your album! Sketch #4 We'll never grow tired of border ideas... especially when they are this pretty! Give this blog post a gander if you're looking to bring border beauty to your layouts! Love creating scrapbook layouts and borders from sketches? Then you'll want to mark down the weekend of Oct. 14-15 (AU 15-16 Oct.), so you can participate in the October Virtual Crop! Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (if you are a part of it already, way to go!) to get in on the fun! And, share the page with others so they can connect with other scrappers and for the chance to win prizes! "," Got containers, totes, boxes and shelves of scrapbooking materials but having some trouble thinking of what to dream up? Let the Sketch Round-Up help you out! We give you the ideas, and you’re off and running to easy-to-make projects. Check these beauts out. Sketch #1 Talk about a gourdeous layout — this layout also happens to be a part of the #2022SeptemberBONUS Challenge! Have you created a page yet ","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,80585 "Harvest A Bounty Of Fall Scrapbook Borders",melissaullmann,"2022-09-30 15:05:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/30/harvest-a-bounty-of-fall-scrapbook-borders/," Autumn is a whole lot of fun, from the apple picking and hayrides, pumpkin-spiced goodies and cider tastings, falling foliage and jumping into the leaves! You know what else is a hole lot of fun? Why, the Pyramid Hole Border Maker Cartridge — literally! It’s perfect for any sort of themed layouts and projects, from birthdays and vacations to everyday moments at home… and these fall scrapbook borders! To create these borders, you will need: Golden Harvest Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Golden Harvest Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Golden Harvest Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Golden Harvest Laser Cut Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Original Border Maker System with Pyramid Keyhole Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Hello Fall Border Step 1: Cut a piece of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock to measure 2-1/4"" x 12"" for the base of the border. Step 2: Cut six pieces from a variety of papers to measure 3-1/2"" x 2"".  Step 3: Using the Pyramid Keyhole Border Maker Cartridge, punch one side of each piece of paper.  Step 4: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score at 3/4"" on the punched side and 1/2"" on the other side. Fold those pieces over and adhere. (The Precision Point Adhesive Pen works best!) Step 5: Align and adhere each of the segments on the cardstock base. Step 6: Cut six pieces of ombré orange tonal paper to measure 2"" x 1/4"". Adhere along the folded straight edge of each segment. Step 7: Adhere stickers, adding Foam Squares to some for added dimension. Let’s Grow Old Together Border Step 1: Cut a piece of the orange falling leaves designer paper to measure 12"" x 4"".  Step 2: Using the Pyramid Keyhole Border Maker Cartridge, punch along both edges of the paper. Use this piece as the base of the border. Step 3: Cut a piece of the ombré green tonal paper to measure 12"" x 2"". Adhere to the border. Step 4: Cut a piece of the yellow simple plaid designer paper to measure 12"" x 1-3/4"". Adhere to the border. Step 5: Cut a piece of red leaf fabric designer paper to measure 12"" x 3-1/2"".  Punch both sides of the paper with the Pyramid Keyhole Border Maker Cartridge. Score from each side at 3/4"".  Fold both sides so they overlap in the middle. Adhere this piece to the front of the border. Step 6: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for additional dimension. Autumn Border Step 1: Cut a piece of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock to measure 3"" x 12"". Use this as the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece of ombré orange tonal paper to measure 3"" x 12"". Using the Pyramid Keyhole Border Maker Cartridge, punch on both sides at every other notch, as shown. Adhere this piece of paper to the top of the cardstock. Step 3: Cut three pieces of yellow simple plaid designer paper to measure 2-3/4"" x 1-3/4"". Adhere to the open areas. Step 4: Adhere stickers to the yellow pieces, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Would you add these fall scrapbook borders to an next autumn-themed layout? Which one are you fall-ing for most? "," Autumn is a whole lot of fun, from the apple picking and hayrides, pumpkin-spiced goodies and cider tastings, falling foliage and jumping into the leaves! You know what else is a hole lot of fun? Why, the Pyramid Hole Border Maker Cartridge — literally! It’s perfect for any sort of themed layouts and projects, from birthdays and vacations to everyday moments at home… and these fall scrapbook borders! To creat","Autumn, Border Ideas, Fall, Golden Harvest Collection, Project Ideas, Pyramid Keyhole Border Maker Cartridge","Border Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/PyramidKeyholeBMC_1920x1080.jpg,79553 "Frame A New School Year With This School Themed Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-09-28 15:26:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/28/frame-a-new-school-year-with-this-school-themed-scrapbook-layout/," There's something special about the first day of school, like a pristine notebook ready to have its pages turned one by one and filled with lots of learning, lunch box notes from mom and dad and fresh pencils and crayons to draw, doodle and delight in the day-by-day memories to come. Well, if you want to commemorate the classroom, then take a look at this school themed scrapbook layout — it'll file those school memories perfectly in your album. To create this layout you will need: Back to School Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back to School Annual Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back to School XL Layered Scallop Frame Embellishment or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back to School Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the kindergarten annual paper as base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut an 8-1/2"" square from the red apples designer paper. Adhere to base page on slight angle, overlapping onto the manila file folder and paper clip at bottom of the annual paper. Step 3: Adhere a 4"" x 6"" photo to the back side of the XL layered scallop frame embellishment, then adhere on top of the red apples paper square, aligning the edges so the frame is on the same angle as the square. Step 4: Add a title embellishment to left-hand side of frame using Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal on the tag with the Black Dual-Tip Pen. What first-day-of-school or general school memories would you showcase on this school themed scrapbook layout? "," There's something special about the first day of school, like a pristine notebook ready to have its pages turned one by one and filled with lots of learning, lunch box notes from mom and dad and fresh pencils and crayons to draw, doodle and delight in the day-by-day memories to come. Well, if you want to commemorate the classroom, then take a look at this school themed scrapbook layout — it'll file those school memories per","Back to School Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, School, Scrapbook Layout, XL Layered Frame Embellishment","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,School",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/BackToSchool_Layout1_1080x1080.jpg,79259 "September Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Fall Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-09-26 12:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/26/september-completed-album-challenge-plus-a-fall-scrapbook-layout/," Wowee, September sure flew by… but not without completing an album, right?! Yep, it’s the end of another month, which means another Completed Album Challenge is ON in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (Make sure you’ve joined the group of nearly 29,000 scrappers to get all the details on this challenge! And share with others, too!) If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in September, just completed in September), make a short video flipping through each of the perfectly pretty pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #SeptemberCropDontStop for the chance to win! To help you put the finishing touches on your next album, you may be inclined and inspired to make this fall scrapbook layout! Here’s an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZXh-xDpFbY For ALL the details on the Completed Album Challenge, check out this blog post. If you’re looking for a layout to create to finish your latest album, today’s post is here for you! Layout by Melissa Ullmann — CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Golden Harvest Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Golden Harvest Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Dark Sea Green Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use Dark Sea Green Solid Cardstock as the base of the layout. Step 2: Adhere three large variety mats to the layout — one vertical and two horizontal. Step 3: Cut one large mat in half, adhering those two pieces along the top and bottom of the vertical mat. Step 4: Adhere two photos that measure 6"" x 4"" to the horizontal mats. Step 5: Adhere one small journal mat to the top of the large vertical mat.  Step 6: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. Who’s ready to take on the September Completed Album Challenge? Will you be making this magnificently matted and fantastically fall scrapbook layout to finish out your next album? Have fun, post your video and best of luck to all! "," Wowee, September sure flew by… but not without completing an album, right?! Yep, it’s the end of another month, which means another Completed Album Challenge is ON in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (Make sure you’ve joined the group of nearly 29,000 scrappers to get all the details on this challenge! And share with others, too!) If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in ","Autumn, Completed Album Challenge, Fall, Golden Harvest Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Albums, Scrapbook Layout","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/CompletedAlbumChallenge_600x600.jpg,79548 "Have A Reason For The Seasons: Seasonal Paper Buffet","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-09-23 15:06:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/23/have-a-reason-for-the-seasons-seasonal-paper-buffet/," Autumn, winter, Christmas... it's all here and ready for your layouts with the Shades of the Season Paper Buffet Promo! It's exactly that... thoughts of crisp nature walks, yuletide carols and winter wonderland adventures! Even better? When you purchase 6+ of the 12x12 Shades of the Seasons Paper Packs (12/pk), you have the opportunity to earn exclusive Shades of the Seasons Cardstock Sampler Packs (10/pk) FREE! For real! Get promo details: US | CA | AUGet in on three seasonal Paper Buffet layouts down below... it's the reason for the season! Get promo details: US | CA | AU Shades of Seasonal Sightings Layout To create this layout you will need: Shades of Seasonal Sightings Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Seasonal Sightings Foiled Embellishments — SNEAK PEEK (Launching in October) Cranberry Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer with the Wave Blade or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the 12-inch Trimmer with Wave Blade to cut two 12"" x 1/4"" strips. Adhere strips to the top and bottom of a sheet of Shades of Seasonal Sightings paper. Step 2: Use the outside edge of the largest heart of the Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern and the Green Blade to cut four hearts from Cranberry Solid Cardstock. Use the Red Blade to cut four hearts from Shades of Seasonal Sightings paper. Layer and adhere the hearts to the layout as shown. Step 3: Cut three 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" photo mats from Cranberry Solid Cardstock. Crop three photos to 4"" x 4"". Adhere the photos to the mats and adhere to the layout as shown. Step 4: Use a Black Dual-Tip Pen to add pen details to the wave strips, hearts and photo mats. Journal to the side of one heart. Step 5: Add embellishments as shown using Foam Squares to add some dimension. Shades of Polar Lights Layout To create this layout you will need: Shades of Polar Lights Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Polar Lights Embellishments — SNEAK PEEK (Launching in November) Baby Blue Solid Cardstock — SNEAK PEEK (Launching in November) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 13×13 Custom Cutting System Mat or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1:  Cut four 5"" x 5"" squares from a sheet of Shades of the Polar Lights paper. Adhere to a sheet of Shades of the Polar Lights paper as shown. Use a Navy Dual-Tip Pen to add pen stitch details to the squares. Step 2: Cut four 4"" x 4"" squares from Baby Blue Solid Cardstock. Step 3: Cut (16) 1-1/4"" x 1-1/4"" squares from a variety of Shades of Polar Lights paper. Adhere the squares to the corners of the four cardstock squares. Leave about 1/8"" from the edges. Step 4: Cut four 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photo mats from Shades of the Polar Lights paper. Crop four photos to 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" and adhere to the mats. Step 5: Adhere the photos with mats to the cardstock squares. Use the lines on the 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat to evenly line up the squares. Step 6: Adhere embellishments to the middle of the layout using Foam Squares for added dimension. Shades of Silver & Gold Layout To create this layout you will need: Shades of Silver & Gold Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Silver & Gold Laser Cut Foiled Embellishments — SNEAK PEEK (Launching in December) Canary & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1:  Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade to cut 11 circles from Canary Solid Cardstock. Use the Green Blade on the inside edge to cut 10 circles from Shades of Silver & Gold Paper. Layer and adhere the circles. Step 2: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut five circles from Canary Solid Cardstock. Use the Green Blade on the inside edge to cut four circles from Shades of Silver & Gold paper and one circle from White Solid Cardstock. Layer and adhere the circles. Step 3: Arrange and adhere the layered circles to the left side of a sheet of Shades of Silver & Gold paper as shown. Step 4: Cut two 1/8"" x 12"" strips from Canary Solid Cardstock and adhere over the columns of circles. Step 5: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Green Blade, cut four circles from Canary Cardstock.  Use the Red Blade on the outside edge to cut (4) photos.  Layer and adhere to the layout as shown.  Step 6: Add Silver and Gold Embellishments as shown.  Add journaling to a circle as shown. Which of these seasonal delights are of your liking? Are you loving this seasonal Paper Buffet? "," Autumn, winter, Christmas... it's all here and ready for your layouts with the Shades of the Season Paper Buffet Promo! It's exactly that... thoughts of crisp nature walks, yuletide carols and winter wonderland adventures! Even better? When you purchase 6+ of the 12x12 Shades of the Seasons Paper Packs (12/pk), you have the opportunity to earn exclusive Shades of the Seasons Cardstock Sampler Packs (10/pk) FREE! For real! Get","Creative Memories, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/ShadesofSeasonalSightings_Layout_1080x1080.jpg,80462 "Buzzin' With Detail: Bee Scrapbook Borders And DIY Card","Krislyn Mattei","2022-09-21 15:36:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/21/buzzin-with-detail-bee-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," Black and golden stripes, translucent wings and a signature furry body, bees are a common sight in many gardens around the world. Bees are an important invertebrate in the animal kingdom — we need them to pollinate the food we eat, as well as the many trees and fragrant flowers to provide habitats for wildlife. Well, if you want to pay homage to these little winged creatures, then the Bumblebee Punch will make for un-bee-lievable projects. See for yourself with these bee scrapbook borders and DIY card! To create these borders and card, you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Endless Meadows Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Endless Meadows Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Endless Meadows Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Endless Meadows Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Bumblebee Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Original Border Maker System with Circle Chain Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Circle & Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scallop & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)  Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a look at the Bumblee Bee Punch in the video below! https://youtu.be/uIfApSq-hRo Fresh Starts Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of honey yellow waves tonal paper for the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of lavender floral designer paper and adhere on the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of grass designer paper and adhere on the border. Cut three 2"" x 2"" pieces of dusty sky blue spots designer paper and adhere at regular intervals on the grass strip. Step 3: Using the Bumblebee Punch, punch three shapes with Black Solid Cardstock. Cut out pieces of honey yellow texture designer paper and adhere behind the bees’ bodies. Adhere on the dusty sky blue spots pieces. Step 4: Punch out 12 bumblebees with lavender sprigs tonal paper and six with yellow texture designer paper. Using a scissors, trim off the wings of each. Apply Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive to the heads of all pieces and arrange six shapes to form a flower. Repeat and make two more flowers. Adhere to the border. Step 4: Using the Border Maker System with the Circle Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border section with honey yellow texture designer and lavender sprigs tonal papers. Trim out two honey yellow circles and one lavender circle. Add one to the middle of each flower. Place an epoxy gem in the middle of each. Step 5: Adhere a leaves border sticker and title sticker. Sounds of Spring Border Step 1: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of dark hunter green butterflies tonal paper for the base. Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of leaf green shrubbery designer paper and mount on top. Step 2: Cut a swell ribbon with each dusty sky blue and lavender waves tonal papers. Adhere to the swell edge of the base. Cut a 1/4"" x 12"" strip of honey yellow texture designer paper and adhere to the left side of the base. Top with a honeycomb border sticker. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut five circles with honey yellow texture designer paper. Punch five bumblebees with Black Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the border as shown, placing the bee bodies over the honey yellow circles. Step 4: Add stickers, popping the title up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Hello Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of leaf green fronds tonal paper and adhere on the front of the card. Step 3: Cut a 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" piece from a honeycomb variety mat and adhere on the card. Cut a 3-3/4"" x 1/2"" strip of stripes designer paper and adhere to the top of the card. Place a 4"" section of a honeycomb border sticker in the space between. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the hexagon Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a hexagon with blue spots designer paper. Adhere to the card and top with stickers. Step 5: Punch two bumblebees with Black Solid Cardstock. Cut out pieces of honey yellow texture designer paper and adhere behind the bees’ bodies. Adhere on the card. Which of these bee scrapbook projects has you buzzin' with glee? "," Black and golden stripes, translucent wings and a signature furry body, bees are a common sight in many gardens around the world. Bees are an important invertebrate in the animal kingdom — we need them to pollinate the food we eat, as well as the many trees and fragrant flowers to provide habitats for wildlife. Well, if you want to pay homage to these little winged creatures, then the Bumblebee Punch will make for un-bee-li","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Creative Memories, Endless Meadows Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Spring","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/BumblebeePunch_EndlessMeadows_1920x1080.jpg,73316 "#2022SeptemberBONUS Challenge: 3 Shades of the Seasons Layouts","Creative Memories","2022-09-19 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/19/fall-for-these-shades-of-the-seasons-bonus-challenges/," Do you know what time it is? By the look on our watch, it’s Paper Buffet time! For a limited time only, you will be able to purchase limited-edition 12x12 Shades of the Seasons Paper Packs (12/pk) AND have the opportunity to earn exclusive Shades of the Seasons Cardstock Sampler Packs (10/pk) FREE during the Paper Buffet! Not only do we have this exclusive promo to share with you today, but we also have a #2022SeptemberBONUS challenge that you can take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group featuring THREE sketches! All of the example layouts for the sketches show how you can use products from the qualifying paper packs you can get during this limited-time promo… check it out! Paper Buffet Promo Details Get promo details: US | CA | AU #2022SeptemberBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has THREE sketches with example completed layouts using the Shades of the Seasons Paper Packs that qualify toward the Paper Buffet! How to Participate: Review the sketch below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!) Create the layout using whatever products you have on-hand; you do not need to use the Shades of the Seasons products to be eligible to win. Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, Oct. 9, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 10 Oct. at 3:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #2022SeptemberBONUS1, #2022SeptemberBONUS2 or #2022SeptemberBONUS3 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 6 lucky winners total — 1 winner per sketch, PLUS 3 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the Shades of the Seasons products. Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, Oct. 13, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 1 participant for each sketch, PLUS 3 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the Shades of the Seasons products. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 13, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #2022SeptemberBONUS1 Promo product used: Shades of Golden Harvest | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #2022SeptemberBONUS2 Promo product used: Shades of Croptoberfest | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 3 — #2022SeptemberBONUS3 Promo product used: Shades of Happy Hauntings | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Remember, you have until Sunday, Oct. 9, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 10 Oct. at 3:59pm AEDT) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2022SeptemberBONUS1, #2022SeptemberBONUS2, #2022SeptemberBONUS3 to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022SeptemberBONUS1 Layout by Melissa Ullmann – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Shades of Golden Harvest Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Golden Harvest Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Golden Harvest Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use light tan paper as the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of dark green paper to measure 4-1/2” x 12”.  Adhere along the left edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of dark green paper to measure 1/2” x 12”.  Adhere along the right edge of the layout. Step 4: Cut a piece of any cardstock to measure 4-1/2"" x 12"".  Step 5: Cut 12 pieces of various papers to measure 4-1/2” x 1”.  Adhere to the cardstock. Step 6: Using the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, make a wave cut a half an inch from the edges of each side of the cardstock. Then flip the cardstock over, so the strips are face down and cut 1/2” waves. Repeat this along the other edge as well.  Leave the wave strips out. Adhere the remaining pieces on the dark green paper as shown. Step 7: Cut brown paper to measure — (2) 5-1/2” x 4”, (1) 5-1/2” x 3-1/4”.  Adhere to the layout. Step 8: Cut a piece of light green paper to measure 5-1/4” x 3”.  Adhere to middle brown paper. Step 9: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Instructions for #2022SeptemberBONUS2 Layout by Melissa Ullmann – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Shades of Croptoberfest Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Stickers from the Croptoberfest 2022 Project Recipe™ Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Croptoberfest 2022 Mini Pack Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Croptoberfest 2022 Cardstock Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of navy paper as the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"".  Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Cut 12 pieces of various papers to measure 1"" x 3-1/2"". Cut each edge of the strips along the 45-degree line on the trimmer. (Save the triangle pieces you cut off from each end.) Step 4: Adhere papers to the layout, so that the papers “fit” together on each side along the top of the layout. Step 5: Using the small triangle pieces, adhere those into the “V’s” of the previous pieces.  Step 6: Cut two photo mats to measure 3-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" and one to measure 3-1/2"" x 4-3/4"". Adhere to the layout. Adhere photos that measure 3-1/4"" x 5-1/4"" and 3 1/4"" x 4-1/2"".  Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired. Instructions for #2022SeptemberBONUS3 Layout by Krislyn Mattei — CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Shades of Happy Hauntings Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Happy Hauntings Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) White & Black Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Optional: Original Border Maker System with Photography Chain BMC or Apple Chain BMC or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of black hexagons designer paper as the base for this layout. Cut a 12"" x 5/16"" strip of striped paper and adhere on the top of the layout. Step 2: Cut an 11"" x 7"" piece of kraft designer paper and adhere on the layout as shown. Crop two photos to 5-1/4"" x 3-1/4"", one photo to 3-3/4"" x 3-1/4"" and one photo to 2-1/4"" x 3-1/4"". Cut a 1-5/8"" x 3-1/4"" piece of purple organic paper and a 2-7/8"" x 3-1/4"" piece of white speckled paper. Adhere all on the kraft piece as shown. Step 3: Create the border. Cut a 12"" x 3-5/8"" strip of stripes paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of purple organic paper and adhere on the base. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of purple and black stripes paper. Adhere about 1"" from the top of the border. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut six circles with White Solid Cardstock. Create eyeballs using the optional border maker cartridges listed (or other). Adhere on the purple and black stripes strip as shown. Step 5: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of black hexagon paper. Cut several strips with various papers and at various angles. Adhere in a mosaic pattern, as shown. Trim 1/4"" off the top and bottom of the strip to give a clean edge. Then cut 1/2"" off the remaining strip. Adhere the 1/2"" strip overlapping the eyeballs on top and the 1-1/4” strip overlapping the eyeballs on the bottom, as shown. Step 6: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. Enjoy the challenges, and if you want all the details on the promotion, visit: US | CA | AU. "," Do you know what time it is? By the look on our watch, it’s Paper Buffet time! For a limited time only, you will be able to purchase limited-edition 12x12 Shades of the Seasons Paper Packs (12/pk) AND have the opportunity to earn exclusive Shades of the Seasons Cardstock Sampler Packs (10/pk) FREE during the Paper Buffet! Not only do we have this exclusive promo to share with you today, but we also have a #2022Septe","#BONUS Challenge, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/ShadesOfTheSeason_Layouts_1920x1080.jpg,79577 "Sketch Round-Up Sept. 5-18","Creative Memories","2022-09-18 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/18/sketch-round-up-sept-5-18/," September meant the Worldwide Virtual Crop was on the agenda, and if the jam-packed, global get-together wasn’t enough inspiration and innovation for you, we posted four sketches this past week to our Instagram account to further motivate your cool creativity, scrappy style and divine designs. (Psst, they are all autumn-themed ideas, but you can make them in any way you want!) Enjoy! Sketch #1 Give 'em pumpkin to talk about... with this autumn scrapbook layout! Click here to piece together this gourd-geous idea! Sketch #2 Sketch #2 is a bountiful beauty! Harvest together your supplies and check out this blog post to make it today. Sketch #3 You want to pumpkin spice up your albums even more? Then stay tuned, for this layout is coming to the CM blog soon! Sketch #4 This layout is scary... scary good that is! Get ready for this year's Halloween festivities by making this layout ahead of time! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then make sure the weekend of Oct. 14-15 (AU 15-16 Oct.) is cleared and open for you... so then you can plan on attending the October Virtual Crop! Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page (if you are a part of it already, way to go!) to get in on the fun! Make sure to share the page with others so they can connect with other super scrappers and for the chance to win super prizes! "," September meant the Worldwide Virtual Crop was on the agenda, and if the jam-packed, global get-together wasn’t enough inspiration and innovation for you, we posted four sketches this past week to our Instagram account to further motivate your cool creativity, scrappy style and divine designs. (Psst, they are all autumn-themed ideas, but you can make them in any way you want!) Enjoy! Sketch #1 Give 'em p","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,80313 "For A Love Of Learning: School Themed Scrapbook Layout","Kylie Kingham","2022-09-16 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/16/for-a-love-of-learning-school-themed-scrapbook-layout/," From little red schoolhouses to modern, urban buildings and even today’s ever apparent virtual learning right at one’s kitchen table at home, schooling structures have transitioned throughout time. But one thing that hasn’t — learning is awesome! Blog contributor Kylie Kingham was feeling nostalgic about her school days, so she made this school themed scrapbook layout she hopes you'll learn to make! Kylie’s Inspiration Some memories I have of going to school include getting to physically ring the large, old school bell, being allowed to write on the chalkboard, making friends and immersing myself in lots of storybooks. School days are now so different due to a digital era, but learning is still just as fun! Many say that school days are some of the best days of your life, and the Back To School collection is a perfect partner in documenting those school years. To create this layout you will need: Back To School Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back To School Annual Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Building Blocks Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back To School Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back To School Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Original Border Maker System with Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Using the Original Border Maker System with the Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge, punch all four sides of a piece of designer paper. Keep all the small punched-out hearts. (Tip: Punch the top and bottom edges first, followed by the remaining two sides.) Step 2: Align and adhere this over a contrasting piece of 12x12 designer paper with Repositionable Tape Runner. Trim a third contrasting piece of paper to measure 9-1/2"" x 9-1/2"" and adhere to the middle to create a homes frame. (To conserve paper, you can remove the middle from the bottom two pieces of paper first.) Step 3: Using the Precision Point Adhesive Pen, glue all of the small hearts back into place on each punched house, but show the reverse side of the paper for contrast. Step 4: Trim three photo mats to the following sizes — (1) 4"" x 4"", (1) 6"" x 4"" and (1) 4"" x 6"". Trim photos to the following measurements — (1) 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"", (1) 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and (1) 3-3/4""x 5-3/4"". Adhere each photo to the photo mats and add to the layout in place. Alternatively, the smaller photo space could be used to journal on. Step 5: Create a decorative cluster to the lower-right corner using embellishments and stickers. Use Foam Squares to stick them into place and to add dimension to the page. Finish the page by adding more stickers and embellishments for balance and as desired. What school memories would you adhere onto this project? Do you like the contrasting hues on this school themed scrapbook layout? "," From little red schoolhouses to modern, urban buildings and even today’s ever apparent virtual learning right at one’s kitchen table at home, schooling structures have transitioned throughout time. But one thing that hasn’t — learning is awesome! Blog contributor Kylie Kingham was feeling nostalgic about her school days, so she made this school themed scrapbook layout she hopes you'll learn to make! Kylie’s I","Back to School Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, School, School Days, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,School",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Back-To-School-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories1.jpg,79322 "Go Batty For These Halloween Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card","Krislyn Mattei","2022-09-15 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/15/go-batty-for-these-halloween-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," Witches and black cats and jack-o'-lanterns, oh my! There are many iconic symbols associated with Halloween. Another notably nocturnal icon is the bat! Whether you think they are spooky or absolutely adorable (did you know that bats play an essential role in pest control, pollinating plants and dispersing seeds!?), bats and Halloween go together like tricks and treats. Well, let your creativity take flight with these Halloween scrapbook borders and DIY card! You’ll go batty for them! To create these borders and card, you will need: Happy Hauntings Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Happy Hauntings Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Happy Hauntings Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Shimmer, Bronze Shimmer, Orange Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 4×6 Peekaboo Pockets™ or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Original Border Maker System with Bats & Stars Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scallop & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Photo Tape or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Bats & Stars Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/mMa8ul9eSoo Something Wicked Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of black-and-white stripes paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2"" piece of cardstock. Cut 12 1"" x 2"" pieces with various papers. Adhere on the cardstock strip, alternating hues. Cut the strip into two 12"" x 1/2"" strips and one 12"" x 1"" strip. Adhere the two 12"" x 1/2"" strips on the base, about 5/16"" from the top and bottom edges. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x  1-1/2"" scallop strip with light distressed paper. Adhere to the middle of the border. Adhere the 12"" x 1"" wide on top. Step 4: Using the Bats & Stars Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with Black Shimmer Solid Cardstock (saving the punched-out bats for the ""Trick-or-Treat Border""). Trim out to 12"" x 1-1/8"" and adhere on top of the multi-hued 12"" x 1"" as shown. Step 5: Add stickers, popping them up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Trick-or-Treat Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of gold glitter paper for the base. Step 2: Using the Bats & Stars Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with purple stardust paper. Trim to 12"" x 1-3/4"" and adhere on the border, about 1/4"" from the top edge. Adhere the leftover black shimmer bats (from ""Something Wicked Border"") to the border. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of black-and-white stripes paper and adhere it on the base, about 1/4"" from the bottom edge. Apply a moons and stars border sticker along the seam. Step 4: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Happy Haunting Shaker Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Cut a 4"" x 1"" strip of Black Shimmer Solid Cardstock and adhere on the front of the card, about 1/8"" from the top edge. Step 2: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of orange moons paper. Using the Bats & Stars Border Maker Cartridge, punch the top edge of this piece. Adhere on the card. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle out of the front of the card (unfold the card first), just below the bats. Using the Green Blade, cut a circle with White Solid Cardstock. Without moving the pattern, switch to the Red Blade and cut out a ring. Adhere the ring on the card as shown. Step 4: Make the shaker pocket. Cut a 4"" x 5"" piece of dark purple moondance paper. Adhere the haunted house sticker on it, checking it behind the opening in the card for proper placement. Decorate the other side of the paper now, if desired. Insert the piece into a Peekaboo Pocket™. Trim 1/2"" off one long side to make it 4"" x 5-1/2"" and score at 5"". Trim off excess plastic as needed. Fill the inside of the pocket with leftover bats and stars punched from Black, Orange and Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstocks. Apply Photo Tape to seal the pocket. Adhere to the inside of the front of the card. What do you think of these fang-tastic Halloween scrapbook borders and DIY card? Share, share, share! "," Witches and black cats and jack-o'-lanterns, oh my! There are many iconic symbols associated with Halloween. Another notably nocturnal icon is the bat! Whether you think they are spooky or absolutely adorable (did you know that bats play an essential role in pest control, pollinating plants and dispersing seeds!?), bats and Halloween go together like tricks and treats. Well, let your creativity take flight with these Hallowee","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Halloween, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Shaker Card","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Halloween,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/BatsAndStars_BMC_1920x1080.jpg,80286 "View Your Coastal Memories Through This Water Themed Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-09-14 16:38:54",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/14/view-your-coastal-memories-through-this-water-themed-scrapbook-layout/," A view that looks over the water, whether it would be an expansive ocean or peaceful lakefront, is attractive, impressive and relaxing. We can let our gaze fall upon the ever-shifting and sparkling hues of various blues and greens while feeling the cooling sensations of a flowing breeze and hearing the lapping waves and squawking seagulls. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is opening our minds (and a creative window of opportunity!) by showing this water themed scrapbook layout that is sure to bring an easy-breezy, calming sensation. Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Serene Waters Vellum Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Serene Waters Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Serene Waters Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Serene Waters Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Friendly Fish Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 5x7 Peekaboo Pockets™ or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of the dashed scallops designer paper as the base of this layout. Step 2: Use the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template to trace the following half-circle section on the warm stripes designer paper. Cut out the traced piece as shown. Use the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template to trace sections on the blue part of the abstract painterly brushstrokes designer paper (the first half circle and the following three half-rings). Cut out the traced pieces and add to the warm stripes piece as shown. Add to the page. Step 3: Cut two mats from the aqua light-reflected water vellum paper to measure 7"" x 5"". Cut 16 pieces of 1/4"" width strips from the warm stripes designer paper. Add the strips to the vellum mat as shown. Add embellishments and insert the mats to Peekaboo Pockets™. Step 4: Use the Friendly Fish Border Punch to punch two borders from the aqua artistic brushstrokes tonal paper. Flip one of the borders over to show the other side. Add borders to the page. Step 5: Adhere stickers, embellishments and mats, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: After you insert the completed page to a page protector, adhere the Peekaboo Pockets™. How much do you love this water themed scrapbook layout? Will you by trying it out soon? "," A view that looks over the water, whether it would be an expansive ocean or peaceful lakefront, is attractive, impressive and relaxing. We can let our gaze fall upon the ever-shifting and sparkling hues of various blues and greens while feeling the cooling sensations of a flowing breeze and hearing the lapping waves and squawking seagulls. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is opening our minds (and a creative window of opportun","Beach, Page Layout, Peekaboo Pockets, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Serene Waters Collection, Water","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Serene-Waters-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories2.jpg,78816 "Flip Through Family Ties: 8x8 Scrapbook Layout To Add To Your Heritage Album",melissaullmann,"2022-09-13 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/13/flip-through-family-ties-8x8-scrapbook-layout-to-add-to-your-heritage-album/," Fact: 8x8 layouts and albums are smaller than their 12x12 counterparts… but that doesn’t mean you can’t pack a whole lot of photos, memories, stories and more within their great-by-great size! See the proof for yourself with this 8x8 scrapbook layout that will be a perfect complement to your family’s heritage album, as it uses the Our Moments collection to set the stunning, sentimental scene. Speaking of 8x8s, did you know that CM now offers 8x8 Side-Loading Pocket Pages?! These pocket pages are the perfect match for your 8x8 albums — it can fit two sheets of 8x8 paper easily through the side to protect your memories as you flip through the pages year after year. US | CA | AU And once those pages are finished, you need a place to house these mini marvels! The bestselling 8x8 Ruby, Cobalt, Chocolate and Ebony covers are now available for purchase year-round (woot!), whereas the new Caramel Conifers and Tuscan Teal Leaves are only available until the 25th of October or while supplies last! US | CA | AU To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Our Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Our Moments Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Our Moments Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 8x8 Side-Loading Pocket Pages or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 8x8 Album Cover or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of dusted blue diamonds tonal paper to measure 8"" x 8"" for the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of copper medallions designer paper to measure 1-3/4"" x 8"". Adhere to the left edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut two pieces of mustard ornate damask tonal paper to measure 4-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Adhere to the layout. Step 4: Add photos to the mustard ornate damask pieces to measure 4"" x 3"".  Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. Step 7: Slide your finished layout into an 8x8 Side-Loading Pocket Page (two 8x8 layouts can fit into one pocket page). Have you ever made an 8x8 scrapbook layout or completed an 8x8 album for yourself or as a gift? What do you like about 8x8s? Would you add this idea to your family's heritage album? "," Fact: 8x8 layouts and albums are smaller than their 12x12 counterparts… but that doesn’t mean you can’t pack a whole lot of photos, memories, stories and more within their great-by-great size! See the proof for yourself with this 8x8 scrapbook layout that will be a perfect complement to your family’s heritage album, as it uses the Our Moments collection to set the stunning, sentimental scene. Speaking of 8x8s, did ","8x8 Album, 8x8 Layout, 8x8 Side-Loading Pocket Pages, Family, mini album, Our Moments Collection","Mini Album Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/8x8_SideLoading_PocketPages_1920x1080.jpg,74502 "Cast A Spell On Your Memories With This Halloween Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-09-12 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/12/cast-a-spell-on-your-memories-with-this-halloween-scrapbook-layout/," Bring on the costumes, indulge in buckets of candy and feel the creepy, crawly and spooky sensations. We’re all about and inspired by All Hallows’ Eve, for the latest Happy Hauntings collection is treating (no tricks here!) scrappers with its eerie-sistable Halloween-themed designs! The classic Halloween designs mixed with rich, dark hues (a potion of umber, dark orange, dark purple and black) will sure have you under a magic spell, just like this Halloween scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Happy Hauntings Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Happy Hauntings Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Happy Hauntings Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)  Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a look at the whole Happy Hauntings collection in the video below. https://youtu.be/85B9dGdTT0c Step 1: Use a piece of dark wood paper as the base for this layout. Cut 1/4"" off the ends of two dark orange scallops border stickers and adhere on the top and bottom of the layout. Step 2: Cut an 11-1/2"" x 2"" strip of frames paper and adhere just below the border sticker on the top of the layout. Cut an 11-1/2"" x 8-3/4"" piece of purple stardust paper and adhere just above the border sticker on the bottom of the layout. Adhere the spider web laser-cut border embellishment just above this piece using the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Cut two 11-1/2"" x 1/4"" strips of black-and-white stripes paper and adhere above and below the border stickers as shown. Step 3: Mat a 6"" x 4"" photo with a 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" piece of dark orange Halloween icons paper and adhere on the layout. Crop two photos to 4"" x 3"" and adhere as shown. Step 4: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut an oval with gold glitter paper. Using the Green Blade, cut an oval with light distressed paper. Layer and adhere on the layout as shown. Step 5: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What do you think of the Happy Hauntings collection that has crept onto the CM scene? What activities do you like to do around and on Halloween? Would you highlight them on this Halloween scrapbook layout? Answer these questions down below! "," Bring on the costumes, indulge in buckets of candy and feel the creepy, crawly and spooky sensations. We’re all about and inspired by All Hallows’ Eve, for the latest Happy Hauntings collection is treating (no tricks here!) scrappers with its eerie-sistable Halloween-themed designs! The classic Halloween designs mixed with rich, dark hues (a potion of umber, dark orange, dark purple and black) will sure have you under a m","Halloween, Happy Hauntings Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Halloween,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/HappyHauntings_Collection_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,80189 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #12","Creative Memories","2022-09-10 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-12-2/," We must say, this has been the best Worldwide Virtual Crop yet (and that’s all thanks to you!). The time has come to finish this event on the best note possible — give it all you’ve got with Challenge #12! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Deep Blueberry Camera Prints Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #3. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Get some tips on how to make a frame with CM Advisor Teri Edwards. https://youtu.be/G7tmFxCTsWI Teri Edwards has been using Creative Memories products since 1998 and became an Advisor in November 2014. She currently lives in Las Vegas with her husband and they have two adult daughters, one stepdaughter and three grandchildren. She and her husband like to travel and visit family, which provides some great photo opportunities for her to make plenty of layouts. Created by Teri Edwards – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching Sept. 12 | AU: 13 Sept.) Happy Hauntings Michelle Vance has loved scrapbooking since she was a child. She discovered Creative Memories in 1995 and became an Advisor in 1997. She lives in Arizona with her husband, four children and granddaughter. Created by Michelle Vance – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Golden Harvest Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #3 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," We must say, this has been the best Worldwide Virtual Crop yet (and that’s all thanks to you!). The time has come to finish this event on the best note possible — give it all you’ve got with Challenge #12! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges ","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Teri-Edwards-C70CF6E3-4E03-47AA-9E81-994D28A44287.jpeg,80054 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #11","Creative Memories","2022-09-10 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-11-2/," Wowee! We’re in the home stretch of the September WWVC, and my goodness, it has been a BLAST! Stretch, grab a snack and corral more supplies… we’re already to Challenge #11! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Deep Blueberry Camera Prints Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #3. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some tips and techniques on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Kerry Goodine. https://youtu.be/rM0Fe-bDF50 Kerry Goodine began scrapbooking in 2009 after her mother gifted her with a CM scrapbook of their Europe trip. She was hooked and took her love of scrapbooking to another level by joining CM as an Advisor in early 2020. She has enjoyed networking with fellow Advisors and sharing her creativity. Created by Kerry Goodine – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Leave Nothing Behind TUTORIAL: Take a look at some ideas on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Diane Janzen. https://youtu.be/GJGmUdD_tYQ Diane Janzen has been an Advisor since May 2016 and has been preserving memories in CM albums for about 20 years before that. Created by Diane Janzen – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Lullaby Lane Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #3 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Wowee! We’re in the home stretch of the September WWVC, and my goodness, it has been a BLAST! Stretch, grab a snack and corral more supplies… we’re already to Challenge #11! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sketch11_KerryGoodine_retouched.jpg,80048 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #10","Creative Memories","2022-09-10 05:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-10-2/," Bravo, scrappers! You should give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for the fantastic creativity you have been showing off, as well as all the compliments and “likes” on others’ posts! Ready for another great layout? Well, Challenge #10 is here for you! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Deep Blueberry Camera Prints Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #3. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Watch the video below to learn some tips and techniques on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Hiromi Chosa. https://youtu.be/_rDZzJH82Ds Hiromi Chosa is from Yokohama. She loves the Worldwide Virtual Crops — everyone can get connected to CM crop fans from all over the world. Created by Hiromi Chosa – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Vivid Melodies Capri Blue Hiroyo Onomura is from Yokohama. She and her husband have two daughters — one in junior high and the other in high school. She wants to continue making albums, which brings smiles to herself and her family. Created by Hiroyo Onomura – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Devotion Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #3 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Bravo, scrappers! You should give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for the fantastic creativity you have been showing off, as well as all the compliments and “likes” on others’ posts! Ready for another great layout? Well, Challenge #10 is here for you! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sketch10_HiromiChosa_retouched.jpg,80035 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #9","Creative Memories","2022-09-10 01:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-9-2/," Eight challenges down… and only four to go! This virtual get-together may be going fast, but remember, you have until Sunday, Sept. 11, at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as you’d like! (The more, the merrier… which means more opportunities to win a prize!) Show us what you’ve got with Challenge #9! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Deep Blueberry Camera Prints Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #3. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 3pm CT. Sandra Hosking lives on the outskirts of Trundle. She and her husband live and work on a cereal crop and sheep farm with working alpacas, cats and dogs. She has been a crafter in multiple mixed media for at least 30 years, including paper crafts, especially creating and teaching scrapbooking and cardmaking. Her passion is to share her knowledge to the young and old. Created by Sandra Hosking – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: What A Zoo, Too! Here’s two more ideas on how to use this sketch from Advisor Sandra Hosking! Collections Used: Totally Tonal Zoo Textures and Secret Box #3 Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #3 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Eight challenges down… and only four to go! This virtual get-together may be going fast, but remember, you have until Sunday, Sept. 11, at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as you’d like! (The more, the merrier… which means more opportunities to win a prize!) Show us what you’ve got with Challenge #9! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here.&","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sketch9_FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,80021 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #8","Creative Memories","2022-09-09 21:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/09/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-8-2/," Virtual Croppers, we cannot thank you enough for making this Worldwide Virtual Crop a smashing success. Keep the energy and excitement up, for Challenge #8 has been posted! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Deep Blueberry Camera Prints Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #3. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Erina Kousaka. https://youtu.be/Mx9f_Bbq8kM Erina Kousaka is from Gunma Prefecture. She and her husband have three children — a sixth grader, second grader and preschooler. Erina works as an Album Advisor while running a ranch with her husband and this will be her ninth year as an Advisor to share the mission and to help and support her customers and their albums. Created by Erina Kousaka – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Our Moments Mai Negishi and her husband have a daughter and son. She’s very happy to see the joy of album-making and the smiles on the faces of her family members. Created by Mai Negishi – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Serene Waters Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #3 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Virtual Croppers, we cannot thank you enough for making this Worldwide Virtual Crop a smashing success. Keep the energy and excitement up, for Challenge #8 has been posted! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sketch8_ErinaKosaka_retouched.jpg,80015 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #7","Creative Memories","2022-09-09 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/09/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-7-2/," With every challenge that gets posted, we’re amazed by all the innovative ideas, superb creativity and unique twists that come with it. (Round of applause to YOU!) How will you put your personality and pizzazz into Challenge #7? For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Deep Blueberry Camera Prints Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #3. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Watch the video below to learn how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Mandy Melville. https://youtu.be/klt_M2OdgUw Mandy Melville has been scrapbooking since 2004 when her eldest child was born. It wasn’t until her mother invited her to come along to a Creative Memories retreat in 2021 that she discovered her love of CM products and she soon after joined as an Advisor. Mandy and her husband now have three children and she loves documenting their milestones, as well as the everyday moments in her scrapbooks. Created by Mandy Melville – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #3 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," With every challenge that gets posted, we’re amazed by all the innovative ideas, superb creativity and unique twists that come with it. (Round of applause to YOU!) How will you put your personality and pizzazz into Challenge #7? For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for A","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sketch7_MandyMelville_retouched.jpg,80010 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-09-09 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/09/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-6-2/," Have you been sharing the Worldwide Virtual Crop with your family, co-workers, friends, beginning crafters and more?! (Psst, you totally should!) Send an invite to everyone you know so even more can enjoy awesome creativity and connections! On the docket now is Challenge #6. For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Deep Blueberry Camera Prints Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #3. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tool tips to use on this sketch with CM Advisor Suzanne Bowker. https://youtu.be/CrTuaQiaWz0 Suzanne Bowker has been a Creative Memories Advisor since 1996. She loves seeing the joy that a completed album brings and her grandchildren love to see their dad's albums, too. They are now asking about theirs and what pages Suzanne has completed in them. Created by Suzanne Bowker – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Croptoberfest 2022 Chris Payne loves to travel on cruises with her husband and most of her scrapbooking is of their travel photos, so she gets to relive those wonderful experiences. She loves to help new people start recording their memories. Created by Chris Payne – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Showtime Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #3 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Have you been sharing the Worldwide Virtual Crop with your family, co-workers, friends, beginning crafters and more?! (Psst, you totally should!) Send an invite to everyone you know so even more can enjoy awesome creativity and connections! On the docket now is Challenge #6. For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ ","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sketch6_SuzanneBowker_retouched.jpg,79993 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-09-09 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/09/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-5-2/," 1, 2, 3, 4 — Challenge #5 you will adore! We’re already to Challenge #5, but there’s still so much left to the weekend and we cannot wait to see what you have up your scrappy sleeves. Show us what you’ve got! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Deep Blueberry Camera Prints Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #3. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Get some tips on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Martha Murray. https://youtu.be/C6YGTN8sr9U TUTORIAL #2: Go nuts and learn how to create the adorable decorative squirrel featured on this layout with CM Advisor Martha Murray. Watch the video below and get the CCS squirrel instructions here. https://youtu.be/1aSisiFqE4c Martha Murray is a Creative Memories Advisor from Randleman, N.C. She started scrapbooking in 2003 and became an Advisor in 2016. She has been married to her husband for nearly 23 years and is a mom to an 18-year-old daughter and a 17-year-old son. She loves scrapbooking her family story — it’s her therapy, passion, friend time and “me time.” Created by Martha Murray – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Golden Harvest Joan Marso lives in Albany, N.Y., and has been a CM Advisor for 25 years. Her most cherished thing about her CM business is creating a community of scrapbookers who love to have fun with their photos. Created by Joan Marso – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Back To School Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #3 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," 1, 2, 3, 4 — Challenge #5 you will adore! We’re already to Challenge #5, but there’s still so much left to the weekend and we cannot wait to see what you have up your scrappy sleeves. Show us what you’ve got! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challeng","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sketch5_MarthaMurray_retouched.jpg,79980 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-09-09 05:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/09/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-4-2/," Alright, scrapbookers… who is having a great time with this September Worldwide Virtual Crop? (We sure raised our hands! ✋) Well, put those hands to good work and tackle Challenge #4! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Deep Blueberry Camera Prints Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #3. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 3pm CT. Kelly Brewer-Balch has always loved taking photos, so when she attended her first Creative Memories class in 1998, she knew she wanted to share the Creative Memories mission and document the stories of her family! Fast forward to 2022 with shelves of personal albums completed, she enjoys hosting retreats, learning new techniques, completing albums and sharing the joy of preserving family memories with others.  Created by Kelly Brewer-Balch – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Wanderlust Elaine Hepburn has had a passion for preserving pictures and stories since she was a young girl. Elaine has been with Creative Memories as a customer and then as an Advisor for almost 20 years. The joy of helping a customer create an album filled with lasting memories fuels her memory-preservation passion. And the best part has been building a team of like-minded individuals across Canada and developing relationships. Created by Elaine Hepburn – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Croptoberfest 2022 Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #3 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Alright, scrapbookers… who is having a great time with this September Worldwide Virtual Crop? (We sure raised our hands! ✋) Well, put those hands to good work and tackle Challenge #4! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 ch","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sketch4_KellyBrewer-Balch_retouched.jpg,79963 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-09-09 01:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/09/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-3-2/," U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan — you are all making this global get-together one for the scrappy books! Thanks for joining in on the fun. Next up? Why, it’s Challenge #3! Woot! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Deep Blueberry Camera Prints Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #3. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Create your own sunshine by watching how CM Advisor Bec Franke made the sun embellishment below. https://youtu.be/yvejzapjj_M Bec Franke has been loving Creative Memories products since seeing them at a Perth craft fair in 2003. At first, it was a great way to showcase her travel photos from around the world. Now she is married and has two girls — three years and 20 months — and her albums have changed focus to the life of her kids so they will remember how loved they are. As an Advisor, Bec has a wonderful group of ladies who she meets with monthly and calls her friends. Created by Bec Franke – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Sunrays for Days Early in 2000, Rae Dowie attended a craft show where she booked into her first workshop, signed up as an Advisor two days later and quickly became addicted. Now her passion is working on family albums and holding monthly workshops with her team. She also attends five to six expos/shows each year to share her love for preserving photos and memories with others. Created by Rae Dowie – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Serene Waters Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #3 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan — you are all making this global get-together one for the scrappy books! Thanks for joining in on the fun. Next up? Why, it’s Challenge #3! Woot! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challe","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sketch3_BecFranke_retouched.jpg,79953 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-09-08 21:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/08/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-2-2/," Now THAT is how you start a WWVC! There are so many challenges lined up for this event… and we’ve only just begun! Keep the good vibes and good times rolling with Challenge #2! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Deep Blueberry Camera Prints Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #3. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 3pm CT. Kana Haraga is from Gifu. She and her husband have two kids — a junior high school student and a fourth grader. Because of her husband’s love of photography, she has been making photo albums even before they got married. After becoming parents, she wanted to make something nice for her children, and that is when she found CM and started making albums for her family. Created by Kana Haraga – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Devotion Kurumi Furuhashi is from Nagoya. She and her husband have a daughter who is in third grade. She has been making albums for her daughter so that she will remember all the family memories. She loves making albums that bring smiles not only to herself, but also to her whole family. Created by Kurumi Furuhashi – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Vivid Melodies Capri Blue Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #3 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Now THAT is how you start a WWVC! There are so many challenges lined up for this event… and we’ve only just begun! Keep the good vibes and good times rolling with Challenge #2! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenge","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sketch2_KanaHaraga_retouched.jpg,79940 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-09-08 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/08/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-1-2/," Calling all scrappers, calling all scrappers! The time is here and now… the September Worldwide Virtual Crop is underway! Who is prepped and ready for three jam-packed days of crafting, creative sketch challenges, connections and a cool prize?! Well, let’s kick off the extravaganza with Challenge #1! Welcome to the 2022 Secret Box #3 Big Reveal! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/rhmn36lk03 New to the Original Border Maker System and BMCs? Watch this how-to video! TUTORIAL: See how to put together the Gem Tones Embroidered Mini Card Kit from the Premium Secret Box #3 with CM Designer Carrie! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/b4g745zkej Creative Memories Advisors from around the world have created layouts for YOU! Every 4 hours, you will receive a new sketch to create. Review all posting times here. First, a few things to note: If it’s your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you’d like a quick walk-through of what to expect before we get started, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです THIS IS A FREE EVENT. If you see anything asking you to enter credit card information, it is NOT LEGITIMATE. You can participate using traditional scrapbooking products, Digital Artwork and/or Custom Themes from the Creative Memories website. For instructions on participating digitally, please see the bottom of this post. Japanese Translation: このイベント内で、クレジットカード情報を取得しようとするスパムコメントが投稿されています。本イベントは無料ですので、クレジットカード番号を聞かれても決して入力しないでください。 The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Deep Blueberry Camera Prints Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #3. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 3pm CT. Worldwide Virtual Crop Challenge #1: If you haven’t already done so, join the Creative Memories Virtual Crop Facebook Group! You can find instructions on how to join here. Note: This is a Facebook Group and not a Facebook Event. Therefore, you only need to join once, so if you’ve already joined, you’re all set! During the crop, log in to the Creative Memories Virtual Crop Facebook Group and click on the “Featured” tab to view the pinned post for the most current challenge. The challenge number will be posted on the sketch. Click the link for the challenge, which will take you here — our blog. (HINT: If you’ve subscribed to the blog already, the challenges will be emailed to you directly as all other blog posts are and you can skip this step.) The challenge instructions will be posted here on the blog. OR click on “Media” > “Albums” in the Facebook Group to view the sketches there. To see past challenges you may have missed, click on “Featured” in the Facebook Group. Create a layout following the sketch below. Take a photo of your completed project. Post the photo of your completed page or spread in the Creative Memories Virtual Crop Facebook Group AND add the correct hashtag with your post: #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, #2022WORLD3, etc., to the caption/comments. You will add the hashtag that matches the challenge you are submitting. Feel free to use other hashtags as well, such as #CreativeMemories, but BE SURE to include #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, etc., so we can find your post. For Instagram users, you will need to add #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, etc., so your post can be found. Note: When submitting your challenge, be sure to create your own post and don’t “comment” on someone else’s to ensure we see your entry. You have the entire event to submit all 12 challenges (some will post while you are sleeping) but all submissions must be received by Sept. 11 at 11:59pm CT. View challenge times in your time zone here. Keep refreshing the Virtual Crop Facebook Group to see others' masterpieces! TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tips on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Tessa Chapple. https://youtu.be/tYIdtSOuEsw Tessa Chapple has been a CM Advisor since October 2002. After 20 years in healthcare, she has enjoyed building her scrapbooking business enough to support her family of four kids and two cats. She loves to travel, the outdoors and taking more photos than she'll ever have time to actually scrapbook, but she’s insistent that someday she’ll catch up! Created by Tessa Chapple – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Essential Secret Box #3 Janet Madaras lives in Pemberville, Ohio, and has been an Advisor for more than 23 years. She and her husband just celebrated their 30th anniversary and have three children and two grandchildren. Janet loves the product releases and the new items and tools inspire her to play and create layouts filled with tips and techniques to share with her customers at crops and retreats. Created by Janet Madaras – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Essential Secret Box #3 Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #3 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here. For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WORLD1, #2022WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Calling all scrappers, calling all scrappers! The time is here and now… the September Worldwide Virtual Crop is underway! Who is prepped and ready for three jam-packed days of crafting, creative sketch challenges, connections and a cool prize?! Well, let’s kick off the extravaganza with Challenge #1! Welcome to the 2022 Secret Box #3 Big Reveal! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/rhmn36lk03 New to t","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/September2022_WWVC_794x474_CM.jpg,79830 "Hello, Gourd-geous: Fall Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-09-07 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/07/hello-gourd-geous-fall-scrapbook-layout/," Whether you want to pick a pumpkin directly off the vine and carve a jack-o-lantern for Halloween or bake a pumpkin pie for a Friendsgiving get-together, an autumn forecast of a visiting pumpkin patch means a 100% chance of having a good time! Even if you’re not in the market for this globe-shaped fruit, there’s so much to do at these local fields like hayrides, corn mazes, apple cider and mini donuts, farm animals and more family activities. So once your day at the patch is said and done, squash your scrapbooking goals with this fall scrapbook layout — it’s all pumpkin spice and everything nice! To create this layout you will need: Golden Harvest Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Golden Harvest Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Golden Harvest Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Golden Harvest Layered Border Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Golden Harvest Laser Cut Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the orange wash tonal paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the pumpkins designer paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"". Adhere along the top edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of dark wood tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the layout. Step 4: Layer and adhere border embellishments along the edges of the pumpkins and dark wood papers. Step 5: Cut two photo mats to measure 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere photos measuring 4"" x 6"" and 6"" x 4"".  Adhere to the layout. Step 6: Cut a piece of light washed wood tonal paper to measure 4"" x 6"". Tuck, angle and adhere behind the vertical photo mat. Step 7: Cut strips that measure 1/2"" by varying lengths to journal on. Step 8: Adhere remaining embellishments, adding Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 9: Journal as desired. Do you go to pumpkin patches as an annual autumn tradition? What draws you in the most about this fall scrapbook layout? "," Whether you want to pick a pumpkin directly off the vine and carve a jack-o-lantern for Halloween or bake a pumpkin pie for a Friendsgiving get-together, an autumn forecast of a visiting pumpkin patch means a 100% chance of having a good time! Even if you’re not in the market for this globe-shaped fruit, there’s so much to do at these local fields like hayrides, corn mazes, apple cider and mini donuts, farm animals and mo","Autumn, Fall, Golden Harvest Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Pumpkin Patch, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/GoldenHarvest_EmbellishmentsLaserBorders_1920x1080.jpg,79541 "Commemorate Your Scholar With This Graduation Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-09-06 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/06/commemorate-your-scholar-with-this-graduation-scrapbook-layout/," For many students and families, graduating from high school or college (and even preschool for some!) is a big deal and milestone moment. The scholars grace across the stage in their cap and gown to receive their much deserved diploma... it’s definitely a day of pride, rewarding accomplishment, excitement for the future and more. So after the photos are taken, hugs are given and congrats are said, make this graduation scrapbook layout to celebrate a super senior year! To create this layout you will need: Back to School Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back to School Annual Paper Pack Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back to School Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back to School Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Back to School Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia Primary Foiled Memory Tabs or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the senior annual paper for the left-hand base page and the black graduation caps and diplomas annual paper for the right-hand base page. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut an 8"" square from the middle of the black graduation caps and diplomas annual paper. Set aside. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut an 11"" square from the yellow stars designer paper. Align and adhere onto the black graduation caps and diplomas base page over the hollow square frame. Step 4: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut an 8” square from a lined annual paper. Align and adhere on top of yellow stars paper. Step 5: Align and adhere the reserved 8"" black graduation caps and diplomas square onto the senior annual paper. Step 6: Mount one 6"" x 4"" photo and one 4"" x 6"" photo onto the large yellow grid variety mats. Arrange as shown on the senior base page and adhere. Step 7: Using the 12-inch Trimmer cut two 4-1/2” x 6-1/2” photo mats from blue music notes designer paper. Mount one 6"" x 4"" photo and one 4"" x 6"" photo onto the mats, then arrange as shown on black graduation caps and diplomas base page and adhere. Step 8: Add one primary foiled memory tab to right-hand page as shown and one above a photo on left-hand page as shown. (Tip: Memory tabs can be used to mark a page in your album, be added as a decorative element or can be used as a tab to add life a Peekaboo Pocket™! Try them!) Step 9: Mount blue stick figure border stickers across each page as shown. Add sticker/embellishment clusters as shown or as desired, using Foam Squares to add dimension to some. Step 10: Journal directly on the lined paper with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. What photos would you place on this senior year themed and graduation scrapbook layout? Have you checked out the Back To School Annual Paper Pack yet? "," For many students and families, graduating from high school or college (and even preschool for some!) is a big deal and milestone moment. The scholars grace across the stage in their cap and gown to receive their much deserved diploma... it’s definitely a day of pride, rewarding accomplishment, excitement for the future and more. So after the photos are taken, hugs are given and congrats are said, make this graduation scrap","Back to School Collection, Double Page Layouts, Graduation, Page Layout, Primary Foiled Memory Tabs, Project Ideas, School, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Senior","Graduation,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,School,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/BackToSchool_AnnualPP_MemoryTabs_1920x1080.jpg,79232 "Sketch Round-Up Aug. 22-Sept. 4","Creative Memories","2022-09-04 11:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/04/sketch-round-up-aug-22-sept-4/," Who has been having a busy 2022 so far? Weddings, birthdays, baby showers and baptisms, plays and dance recitals, sporting events, concerts, farmers’ markets, graduations, local festivals and fairs, family vacations… there’s so much that can go on in a year! Well, once your calendar has cleared up a bit, take a breather for yourself and let those memories stand the test of time by making these scrapbooking ideas! Switch up the theme, make them your own or follow them to a T — at the end of the day, it’s all about preserving your special events and memories. Sketch #1 School is cool... and so is Sketch #1! Click here to see how rule your craft room by making this layout. Sketch #2 The first day of school is a big moment, so make sure to commemorate it by piecing together this academically awesome project. All you have to do is head over to this blog post! Sketch #3 So many wonderful memories take place during autumn, so remember the changing leaves and cool breeze by making this stunner! Just click this link to fall in love with its easy design! Sketch #4 Do you work with CM Recipe Templates? Well, if you need any convincing as to why you should, simply take a look at this layout using the Mirrored Ovals Recipe Template. Instructions will be coming to you soon, so hold tight! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Here's something to add to your 2022 calendar — the September Worldwide Virtual Crop! It's happening Sept. 8-10 (AU 9-11 Sept.), and we really hope you join us and fellow scrappers from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan for a globally great time on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page! "," Who has been having a busy 2022 so far? Weddings, birthdays, baby showers and baptisms, plays and dance recitals, sporting events, concerts, farmers’ markets, graduations, local festivals and fairs, family vacations… there’s so much that can go on in a year! Well, once your calendar has cleared up a bit, take a breather for yourself and let those memories stand the test of time by making these scrapbooking ideas! Switch","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,79684 "Feel The Sunny Warmth: Yellow Scrapbook Layout With Scrapbook Flower Embellishments","Krislyn Mattei","2022-09-02 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/02/feel-the-sunny-warmth-yellow-scrapbook-layout-with-scrapbook-flower-embellishments/," Sunshine, warmth, cheer, optimism, happiness. We're all about yellow today! And you can feel those good vibes and sunny times with Vivid Melodies Butterscotch! Check out this yellow scrapbook layout (with pops of scrapbook flower embellishments!) and go with the glow! To create this layout you will need: Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Original Border Maker System with Sunshine Arches Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black Micro-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Paper Pack & Embellishments in the video below. https://youtu.be/uIvJYue15v8 Step 1: Use a sheet of flower suns paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Using the Sunshine Arches Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with ombré wash paper. Punch again on the opposite side of the same paper. Trim each out to 12"" x 1"". Mount one on top of the layout and one on the bottom, about 1/2"" from the edge. Step 3: Adhere a 12"" x 9-1/2"" piece of petite flowers paper on top as shown. Step 4: Cut three 3-1/2"" x 5"" pieces of dotted scallops paper and mount on the layout as shown. Crop two photos to 4-3/4"" x 3-1/4"" and one to 3-1/4"" x 4-3/4"". Mount on the photo mats. Step 5: Layer and adhere the large floral laser-cut embellishment on the bottom-left of the layout. Top with a journal circle die-cut embellishment. Adhere the “You are my sunshine” laser-cut embellishment and other embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. Do you like the looks of this yellow scrapbook layout? How about the scrapbook flower embellishments? What sun-sational photos would you place on it? "," Sunshine, warmth, cheer, optimism, happiness. We're all about yellow today! And you can feel those good vibes and sunny times with Vivid Melodies Butterscotch! Check out this yellow scrapbook layout (with pops of scrapbook flower embellishments!) and go with the glow! To create this layout you will need: Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Vivid Melodies Bu","Family, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Vivid Melodies Butterscotch, Vivid Melodies Collection, Yellow","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/VividMelodies_Butterscotch_1920x1080.jpg,78602 "Class Act: School Themed Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-09-01 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/09/01/class-act-school-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Everyone has a beloved subject in school, whether it’s a STEM course (science, technology, engineering and math) or something more along the lines of the arts and language, there’s so much to learn out there in the world! Well today, it’s time to put on your thinking cap and put your nose to the grindstone, for we’re putting you to the test with this school themed scrapbook layout. To create this layout you will need: Back to School Annual Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back to School Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back to School Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the yellow pencils annual paper as the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut the large red dots mat card in half. Mount a 3"" x 4"" photo onto one half and use the other half with a notebook journal box to journal on. Step 3: Mount two 6"" x 4"" photos onto the large blue check and Kelly green stripes mat cards. Step 4: Arrange and adhere all mat cards on the base page as shown. Step 5: Add embellishments below photos as shown or desired. Journal on the small mat card with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. What class(es) do you kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews like the most in school? Will you be tackling this school themed scrapbook layout as your next ace-worthy project? "," Everyone has a beloved subject in school, whether it’s a STEM course (science, technology, engineering and math) or something more along the lines of the arts and language, there’s so much to learn out there in the world! Well today, it’s time to put on your thinking cap and put your nose to the grindstone, for we’re putting you to the test with this school themed scrapbook layout. To create this layout you","Back to School Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, School, School Days, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,School",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/BackToSchool_MatsEmbellishments_1920x1080.jpg,79242 "Wave In Autumn Wonder With This Fall Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-08-31 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/31/wave-in-autumn-wonder-with-this-fall-scrapbook-layout/," Dramatic golden hour sunsets, crisp air, kaleidoscope of hues and leaves across the landscape, textures on woodland floors and tree bark, nature walks and appreciating wildlife. Autumn is no time to hibernate! This season is a time of wonder and to explore parks, countryside and coast (all have their own beauty!) You ready to don an autumnal appeal to your next project? Then wander toward this fall scrapbook layout featuring the Golden Harvest collection. To create this layout you will need: Golden Harvest Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Golden Harvest Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Golden Harvest Laser Cut Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Golden Harvest Layered Border Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the light linen texture tonal paper as the base of the layout. Step 2: Using a variety of patterns and hues, cut 1/2"" wave strips using the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer. Adhere them to the layout, flipping every other one.  Step 3: Cut a piece from the denim texture tonal paper to measure 12"" x 5"". Adhere to the layout. Step 4: Cut a piece of denim texture tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere to the bottom edge of the layout. Step 5: Cut a piece of denim texture tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1/2"". Adhere to the top edge of the layout. Step 6: Cut a piece of red wash tonal paper to measure 12"" x 4-1/2"". Adhere to the top of the denim paper. Step 7: Cut three photo mats to measure 3-3/4"" x 4"". Adhere to the red wash paper. Step 8: Adhere embellishments and layered borders to the layout as desired. Step 9: Journal as desired. What do you think of the wavy, eye-catching design of this fall scrapbook layout? What do you like most about autumn and the changing of the seasons? "," Dramatic golden hour sunsets, crisp air, kaleidoscope of hues and leaves across the landscape, textures on woodland floors and tree bark, nature walks and appreciating wildlife. Autumn is no time to hibernate! This season is a time of wonder and to explore parks, countryside and coast (all have their own beauty!) You ready to don an autumnal appeal to your next project? Then wander toward this fall scrapbook layout featuring ","Autumn, Decorative Trimmer, Fall, Golden Harvest Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/GoldenHarvest_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,79529 "Rake Up Your Memories On This Fall Scrapbook Layout: Croptoberfest 2022",melissaullmann,"2022-08-30 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/30/rake-up-your-memories-on-this-fall-scrapbook-layout-croptoberfest-2022/," Autumn is a time of change — trees shed their leaves to prepare for the heartier cold, squirrels stockpile acorns, bears fatten up for a long hibernation. Nevertheless, it’s a time of amazing beauty, memories and photo opportunities! See for yourself with this fall scrapbook layout that take foliage to the forefront (and features Croptoberfest 2022 items!). Hint: If you would like to attend an Croptoberfest event (virtual, in-person or hybrid events), you can connect with an Advisor near you using our handy Event Locator search on the website. US | CA | AU To create this layout you will need: Croptoberfest 2022 Accessory Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Croptoberfest 2022 Cardstock Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Croptoberfest 2022 Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Grid Sans ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Croptoberfest 2022 Mini Pack Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a look at the whole Croptoberfest collection in the video below. https://youtu.be/7PiqHjJe91w Step 1: Use the Olive Solid Cardstock as the base for the layout. Step 2: With the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a total of 12 circles from the tonal squirrels, acorns, leaves and hearts paper. Step 3: Turn over the laser-cut paper, adhering the circles to the back of the acorn shapes. Step 4: Cut strips of the light blue stitched lines, light green polka dots and off-white grid papers to measure 1/2"" by varying lengths. Adhere from the back side of the laser-cut paper along the squares on the outer edges. Step 5: Adhere the laser-cut paper to the cardstock. Step 6: Cut four pieces from Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 1/4"" x 12"". Adhere along the edges of the outside border of the laser-cut paper. Step 7: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut three circles from Navy Solid Cardstock. Step 8: Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from light green polka dots paper. Adhere to one of the navy circles. Step 9: Cut two photo mats from Crimson Solid Cardstock to measure 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 10: Cut two pieces of light blue stitched lines paper to measure 6"" x 4"". Adhere to the cardstock mats. Cut two photos to measure 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to the mats. Step 11: Adhere the circles. Step 12: Adhere stickers/embellishments to the circles, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 13: Journal as desired on the light green polka dots circle. Do you like the look of the laser-cut paper on this fall scrapbook layout? What do you adore most about the Croptoberfest 2022 collection? "," Autumn is a time of change — trees shed their leaves to prepare for the heartier cold, squirrels stockpile acorns, bears fatten up for a long hibernation. Nevertheless, it’s a time of amazing beauty, memories and photo opportunities! See for yourself with this fall scrapbook layout that take foliage to the forefront (and features Croptoberfest 2022 items!). Hint: If you would like to attend an Croptoberfest event (virt","Autumn, Croptoberfest, Croptoberfest 2022 Collection, Fall, Laser Cut Paper, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Croptoberfest,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Croptoberfest2022_LaserCutPapers_CU_1920x1080.jpg,79585 "August Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Tree-mendous Fall Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-08-29 12:01:39",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/29/august-completed-album-challenge-plus-a-tree-mendous-fall-scrapbook-layout/," What has been on your to-do list lately? Is it a tire rotation for you car? Cleaning the house for a family reunion? Maybe planning a surprise birthday party? Well, if you want to take a bit of a break from day-to-day life and plan a little extra scrappy FUN into your calendar, then set aside some time for the August Completed Album Challenge. (Psst, we only have three more editions to go in 2022 after this month!)It’s easy to do — if you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in August, just completed in August), make a short video flipping through each of the beautiful pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #AugustCropDontStop for the chance to win! Now that sounds like a good to-do!Check out this fall scrapbook layout with the latest Golden Harvest collection and be inspired to finish out your album today! Here’s an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://youtu.be/fH0VUm6Wwx8 For ALL the details on the Completed Album Challenge, check out this blog post. If you’re looking for a layout to create to finish your latest album, today’s post is here for you! Layout by Melissa Ullmann – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Golden Harvest Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Golden Harvest Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Golden Harvest Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Golden Harvest Layered Border Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Golden Harvest Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Golden Harvest Laser Cut Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a look at the whole Golden Harvest collection in the video below. https://youtu.be/Jmg6jsvn9g0 Step 1: Use the yellow simple plaid designer paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the light brown tree branches designer paper to measure 12"" x 6"". Adhere to the top of the layout. Step 3: Cut three photo mats from the green leaf collage designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere angled and overlapping on the bottom yellow simple plaid portion of the layout. Adhere 4"" x 4"" photos. Cut any excess hanging off the edge with scissors. Step 4 Layer a small and large variety mat, adhering on the top-left side of the layout. Step 5: Cut a photo mat from red leaf fabric designer paper to measure 4-3/4"" x 4"". Adhere a photo that measures 4-1/2"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 6: Cut “L” pieces from various papers. Adhere them along the upper-right corner of the photo, cutting sides to fit with scissors. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares to add dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired. Okie dokie, so who’s ready to take on the August Completed Album Challenge? Will you be making this fall scrapbook layout as the finishing touch to your album? "," What has been on your to-do list lately? Is it a tire rotation for you car? Cleaning the house for a family reunion? Maybe planning a surprise birthday party? Well, if you want to take a bit of a break from day-to-day life and plan a little extra scrappy FUN into your calendar, then set aside some time for the August Completed Album Challenge. (Psst, we only have three more editions to go in 2022 after this month!)It’s easy","#BONUS Challenge, Autumn, Completed Album Challenge, Fall, Golden Harvest Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Albums, Scrapbook Layout","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/GoldenHarvest_CollectionLayout_1920x1080.jpg,79484 "File Away Your School Themed Memories: Picture Frame Embellishment","Noreen Smith","2022-08-26 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/26/file-away-your-school-themed-memories-picture-frame-embellishment/," Do you remember that feeling of walking into your new classroom every year? The moment of meeting your teacher, classmates and friends who would you spend time with over the next year. From the first day of school to field trips, class plays and more, it’s important to remember these school days for years to come. So if you want to file away school themed memories, then take a look at this picture frame embellishment that is ready for scholastic snapshot-worthy sensations! To create this layout you will need: Back to School Annual Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back to School XL Layered File Folder Frame Embellishment or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back to School Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back to School Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out all of the Back To School XL Layered Frame Embellishments in the video below! https://youtu.be/UCEfSAGhlpE Step 1: Use a piece of Black Solid Cardstock as base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut an 11"" square from the rulers designer paper. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut three 4"" x 12"" strips from the blue thought bubbles, red apples and Kelly green dots designer papers. Arrange them over the 11"" rulers paper square on angles emanating from the bottom middle and fanning out to the top. Adhere and trim off overhang with 12-inch Trimmer. Align and adhere to the base page. Step 4: Cut two 1-1/2"" squares from the stripes paper. Cut each square from corner to corner to get four triangles. Add one triangle to each corner of the rulers paper. Step 5: Mount one 3-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" photo onto the Kelly green dots strip, aligning the edges/angles. Step 6: Adhere one 4"" x 6"" photo behind the layered file folder frame embellishment with Tape Runner, then arrange and adhere it on top of the other photo and paper strips on the opposite angle. Step 7: Add a journal tag from the embellishments pack and a title sticker below photos as shown or desired. Journal on the tag with a Dual-Tip Pen. Will you be creating a layout with this file folder picture frame embellishment? What school themed memories are you going to use with it? "," Do you remember that feeling of walking into your new classroom every year? The moment of meeting your teacher, classmates and friends who would you spend time with over the next year. From the first day of school to field trips, class plays and more, it’s important to remember these school days for years to come. So if you want to file away school themed memories, then take a look at this picture frame embellishment that i","Back to School Collection, First Day of School, Page Layout, Project Ideas, School, School Days, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, teacher, XL Layered Frame Embellishment","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,School",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/BackToSchool_Frames_1920x1080.jpg,79248 "Brighter Borders Are On The Horizon: Sunshine Borders With Mix And Match Scrapbook Supplies","Krislyn Mattei","2022-08-25 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/25/brighter-borders-are-on-the-horizon-sunshine-borders-with-mix-and-match-scrapbook-supplies/," Today on the horizon are borders, for the Sunshine Arches Border Maker Cartridge is your sunny ticket to bright delights! From spring and summer, the outdoors and vacations, this BMC can be the little extra sun-thing your projects need! See for yourself with these sunshine borders with mix and match scrapbook supplies! To create these borders and card, you will need: Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Jazzberry Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Jazzberry Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Capri Blue Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Capri Blue Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Lime Tart Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Lime Tart Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Sunshine Arches Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Sunshine Arches Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/UH_SMUCZphg Right Here Right Now Border Step 1: Using the Sunshine Arches Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with capri blue vines paper. Trim to 12"" x 3"" to create the base. Punch another border with capri blue organic chevrons paper. Trim to 12"" x 2-3/4"" and adhere on the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip with lime tart chevrons paper and adhere on the border as shown. Cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip with capri blue vines paper and adhere near the top of the chevrons strip. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip with capri blue petite flowers paper and adhere near the bottom of the chevrons strip. Adhere a leafy border sticker along the seam as shown. Step 3: Adhere lime tart and capri blue embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Floral Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-3/8"" strip with jazzberry polka dots paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip with jazzberry scattered dots paper and adhere on the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip with jazzberry floral bursts paper and mount on top. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip with butterscotch lined ovals paper. Using the Sunshine Arches Border Maker Cartridge, punch both long edges. (Adhere sticky notes to lengthen paper to secure in the guide.) Step 3: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut two circles with jazzberry flower weave paper and three with jazzberry scattered dots paper. Adhere behind the butterscotch lined ovals punched piece as shown and mount on the border. Step 4: Adhere the jazzberry embellishment with Foam Squares for added dimension. Lucky Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece with White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut two 4-1/4"" x 1/2"" strips with lime tart leaf bursts paper. Adhere one on the top and one on the bottom of the card front. Cut two 4-1/4"" x 1/2"" strips with lime tart dotted scallops paper and adhere as shown. Cut a 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" piece with lime tart petite leaves paper and adhere on the middle of the card. Step 3: Using the Sunshine Arches Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with butterscotch vines paper. Trim to 12"" x 3/4"" and cut apart into 2"" sections. Adhere along the edges of the petite leaves piece as shown. Step 4: Adhere the lime tart ""Lucky"" laser embellishment on lime tart leaf bursts paper and fussy-cut around it with scissors. Adhere on the middle of the card. Step 5: Adhere butterscotch embellishments using Foam Squares for added dimension. What will you make with the Sunshine Arches Border Maker Cartridge? What do you think of these sunshine borders with mix and match scrapbook supplies? "," Today on the horizon are borders, for the Sunshine Arches Border Maker Cartridge is your sunny ticket to bright delights! From spring and summer, the outdoors and vacations, this BMC can be the little extra sun-thing your projects need! See for yourself with these sunshine borders with mix and match scrapbook supplies! To create these borders and card, you will need: Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Paper Pack o","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Floral, Rainbow, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Vivid Melodies Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/SunshineArches_BMC_1920x1080.jpg,78634 "Rule The Classroom With This School Themed Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-08-24 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/24/rule-the-classroom-with-this-school-themed-scrapbook-layout/," “Learning never exhausts the mind.” — Leonardo da Vinci Learning always exercises the mind, from practicing cursive to performing in choir, gaining knowledge in physics and studying history… school is cool! And today, you can learn how to make this school themed scrapbook layout to add to your album (year)book! To create this layout you will need: Back to School Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back to School Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Collegiate ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White & Black Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)13×13 Custom Cutting System Mat or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the red apple designer paper as the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut two 1"" x 12"" strips from the school supplies designer paper and two 1"" x 12"" strips from the stripes designer paper. Mount horizontally along top and bottom edges of the base page. Step 3: Mount a chalkboard alphabet border sticker along the seam between the two paper strips at the top of the page, and a pencil border sticker strip along the seam between the two paper strips at the bottom of the page. Mount blue stick figure border stickers directly onto the base page above and below the paper strips as shown. Step 4: Adhere three 4"" x 4"" photos across the middle of the page. Step 5: Using the inside of the heart/hexagon Custom Cutting System Pattern and the 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat, cut one hexagon from Black Solid Cardstock from the Red Blade and one from White Solid Cardstock with the Green Blade. Mount the white hexagon onto the black hexagon to use as a journal box. Step 6: Add sticker clusters as shown or desired, using Foam Squares to add dimension. Journal with Black Dual-Tip Pen on the cardstock hexagon and add faux stitch marks around the edge to finish. Do you like the layered effect of this school themed scrapbook layout? What photos would you put on it? "," “Learning never exhausts the mind.” — Leonardo da Vinci Learning always exercises the mind, from practicing cursive to performing in choir, gaining knowledge in physics and studying history… school is cool! And today, you can learn how to make this school themed scrapbook layout to add to your album (year)book! To create this layout you will need: Back to School Paper Pack or (Shop Canada |&nbs","Back to School Collection, First Day of School, Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, School, School Days, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, teacher","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,School",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/BackToSchool_Stickers_1920x1080.jpg,79237 "Framing A Chimp-ioin Project: Zoo Themed Scrapbook Layout","Kylie Kingham","2022-08-23 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/23/framing-a-chimp-ioin-project-zoo-themed-scrapbook-layout/," What is your go-to animal to see at the zoo? Is it the waddling penguin? The fun-loving monkey? The roar-some lion? The sleepy panda? Fast-moving iguanas? Whatever your species fancy may be, a day at the zoo can be a great memory to capture… and that is exactly what blog contributor Kylie Kingham did! Check out her framing zoo themed scrapbook layout (with a couple of cute animals that she made!). Kylie’s Inspiration Look out zoo — here we come! Some of our most cherished memories have been made spending days at the zoo! Our kids always love to pretend they are on a wild safari, following the zoo map to find their beloved animals. It’s always a fun day out. The new What A Zoo, Too! collection was perfect for capturing the hues, sights and sounds into a layout and to preserve those special photos thanks to so many fun prints and textural elements. To create this layout you will need: What A Zoo, Too! Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle & Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Remove two- 1"" x 12"" strips from one side of designer paper. Remove two- 1"" x 10"" strips from the top edge of the same paper, leaving you with a perfect 10"" x 10"" square of paper. Save all cut paper strips. Step 2: Insert the square paper into the Original Border Maker System and punch down one edge using the Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge. Next, punch down the edge on the opposite side. Step 3: Insert one of the remaining edges into the Original Border Maker System, making sure it is aligned. This is easy to do as you will have a 1"" space to the top and bottom of the paper edge. Insert the BMC into the second set of nodules (punch space) on the Border Maker System and punch all the way along, stopping after the fifth set of nodules. (Do not punch on the first or last set of nodules.) Repeat this process on the remaining edge of paper. Step 4: Adhere the strips removed from the square at the beginning to the back of the paper, so that the opposite side of the paper will show through the zebra print punch. Trim off any overhang with scissors. Step 5: Adhere this square frame aligned over the top of a contrasting piece of designer paper with Repositionable Tape Runner. (To conserve paper, you could remove the middle of the background piece first.) Step 6: From another piece of contrasting paper, trim two- 3"" x 3"" squares. Cut each square in half diagonally. Adhere a portion of a border sticker down the longest edge of each triangle and adhere to each corner of the background paper, tucked in under the middle frame and approximately 1/4"" in from the corner edges. Step 7: To create the zebra: Using White Solid Cardstock, cut two ovals from the inside edge of the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade. Cut one oval in half and adhere the full oval over the top of one half vertically to resemble the zebra's head and body. (Straight edge of the oval half to be at the bottom.)From Black Solid Cardstock, cut one oval from the inside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade. Adhere this oval horizontally over the top of where the head is joined to the body. Using the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and White Solid Cardstock, create nostrils and a mouth. Glue in place with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen.Trim a 3/4"" wide strip of Black Solid Cardstock. Using scissors, freehand cut some narrow triangles from this strip. Adhere to the zebra as stripes. Fringe-cut a small section of the remaining strip and add as a mane at the top of the head. Freehand cut two small ear shapes from White Solid Cardstock and add either side of the mane.Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Blue Blade, cut two ovals from White Solid Cardstock. Adhere these as eyes. Punch two pupils from Black Solid Cardstock using the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set. Adhere in place. Step 8: To create the monkey: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut two circles from designer paper. Cut one circle in half and adhere behind the full circle, so that the straight edge will be at the bottom. This is the monkey's head and body.Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut two circles from the same paper. From a contrasting piece of paper, cut two more circles from the same template, only this time with the Green Blade on the inside edge. Adhere these over the top of the first circles and add as ears to the monkey's head.Using the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern, cut one oval from contrasting paper using the Blue Blade on the inside track. Carefully fold this oval in half (across the shortest center), without creasing too much and with scissors remove a small, curved piece from one folded corner. When you open the oval back out it has the same shape as the top of a heart. Adhere this piece to the top portion of the monkey's head.Using the inside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut one oval from the same paper as the inside of the ears. Adhere this as a mouth to the base of the head. Using the inside edge of the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern, and the Green Blade, cut one oval from Black Solid Cardstock. DO NOT move the oval template and cut a second oval from the inside edge, only this time with the Red Blade. Cut the oval ring in half across the longest middle and adhere it over the mouth as lips. Trim off any excess. Use the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set to create nostrils and eyes from Black Solid Cardstock. Adhere in place using the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Step 9: Adhere the zebra and monkey to the lower-right corner of the frame. Cut two photo mats from designer paper to measure 6"" x 4"" and 4""x 4"". Trim photos to fit each mat to 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and 3-3/4""x 3-3/4"". Adhere in place. Finish the page by adding layered embellishments and stickers as desired. What draws you in most to this zoo themed scrapbook layout? Will you be making this cute creation made by Kylie? Type out your thoughts and ideas! "," What is your go-to animal to see at the zoo? Is it the waddling penguin? The fun-loving monkey? The roar-some lion? The sleepy panda? Fast-moving iguanas? Whatever your species fancy may be, a day at the zoo can be a great memory to capture… and that is exactly what blog contributor Kylie Kingham did! Check out her framing zoo themed scrapbook layout (with a couple of cute animals that she made!). Kylie’s Inspirati","Animals, Custom Cutting System, Kids, Project Ideas, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Tools, What A Zoo Too Collection, Zoo","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/What-A-Zoo-Too-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories1.jpg,79274 "Be A Grade Above The Rest: Take On The #2022AugustBONUS Challenge","Creative Memories","2022-08-22 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/22/be-a-grade-above-the-rest-take-on-the-2022augustbonus-challenge/," Here’s a fun assignment for you: Take on the #2022AugustBONUS challenge happening now in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! It won’t feel like homework, because (A), it’s super fun, and (B), you may walk away a winner (talk about extra credit... or prize pack, that is!). Take a look at the details and due date below, as well as the bright delight that inspired this challenge! How to Participate: Review the sketch below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout using whatever products you have on-hand; you do not need to use the Back To School collection to be eligible to win. Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, Aug. 28, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 29 Aug. at 2:59pm AET) with hashtag #2022AugustBONUS for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 3 lucky winners!Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, Sept. 1, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 3 participants who complete the challenge. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 1, at noon CT. #2022AugustBONUS Product used: Back To School Collection | CA | AU Remember, you have until Sunday, Aug. 28, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 29 Aug. at 2:59pm AET) to complete your layout and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with hashtag #2022AugustBONUS to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022AugustBONUS Layout by Noreen Smith – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Back To School Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Building Blocks Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back To School Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back To School Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the yellow toy mini-figures building blocks paper as the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut five 1"" x 12"" strips and two 1/2"" x 12"" strips from various designer and building blocks papers. Adhere two 1"" x 12"" strips and one 1/2"" x 12"" strips horizontally along top and bottom edges of base page. Adhere remaining 1"" x 12"" strip vertically along left-hand edge of base page. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer or All-Purpose Scissors, cut seven 1"" x 2"" blocks from the multi-hued tessellated building blocks paper. Use Foam Squares to mount blocks in zigzag pattern over the edge of the vertical 1"" x 12"" paper strip. Step 4: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut one 4"" x 4"" and one 4"" x 6"" photo mats from designer papers. Mount one 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photo and one 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" photos on mats. Arrange between paper strips and adhere. Step 5: Add embellishments and stickers in clusters as shown or as desired, using Foam Squares for added dimension. Cut a small piece from one of the lined tag embellishments and tuck under 4"" x 6"" photo. Journal on the tag with a Dual-Tip Pen. Will you be taking on the #2022AugustBONUS challenge?! We sure hope so — we're excited to see what your creative genius has to show! "," Here’s a fun assignment for you: Take on the #2022AugustBONUS challenge happening now in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! It won’t feel like homework, because (A), it’s super fun, and (B), you may walk away a winner (talk about extra credit... or prize pack, that is!). Take a look at the details and due date below, as well as the bright delight that inspired this challenge! How to Participate: Review the sketc","#BONUS Challenge, Back to School Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, School, Scrapbook Layout","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,School",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/BackToSchool_DesignerPPBuildingBlockPP_1920x1080.jpg,79221 "Sketch Round-Up Aug. 8-21","Creative Memories","2022-08-21 11:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/21/sketch-round-up-aug-8-21/," Scrapbooking is all about coming up with ways to remember special times and stories — spotlighting photos you have printed over the years, preserving precious childhood drawings you can't part with, showing off handwritten notes and memorabilia of all kinds, like invitations, programs, ticket stubs... you name it and more! They're the chapters of your life (or of others if it's a heartfelt gift)! Well, to keep flourishing that preservation-meets-creation mojo, take a look at these sketches and be inspired to set aside an afternoon (or two or three!) to create lasting memories! Sketch #1 Bright details and happy faces? Yes, please! Click here to see how to piece together this harmonious happening! Sketch #2 You can totally do (or blue!) Sketch #2 — it's easy to put together by following along to the steps in this blog post! Sketch #3 Class is in session... for creativity! Make your way over to this post from last week to add A+ personality to your album. Sketch #4 Sketch #4 will be picture-perfect for capturing those big school moments. But hold tight, it'll be coming soon! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Well, get ready and get set — we have a global get-together set in motion! The September Worldwide Virtual Crop is on the horizon! It's happening Sept. 8-10 (AU 9-11 Sept.), and we really hope you join us and others from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan for a scrappy and happy time on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page! Join in on the fun (and invite others to the page, too!). "," Scrapbooking is all about coming up with ways to remember special times and stories — spotlighting photos you have printed over the years, preserving precious childhood drawings you can't part with, showing off handwritten notes and memorabilia of all kinds, like invitations, programs, ticket stubs... you name it and more! They're the chapters of your life (or of others if it's a heartfelt gift)! Well, to keep flourishing t","Back to School Collection, Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up, Vivid Melodies Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,79188 "Show Your Scrapbooking Smarts: School Scrapbook Borders And DIY Card","Noreen Smith","2022-08-19 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/19/show-your-scrapbooking-smarts-school-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," There are so many types and formats of schooling, like private, public, online learning and many, many more. No matter what fits into one's life, at the end of the day (or report card), education can play a significant role in a person’s life. It helps build intellect, opinions, character and friendships! To take this thought up a grade level, study up on these school scrapbook borders (and DIY card for teacher appreciation!). To create these borders and card, you will need: Back to School Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back to School Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)13×13 Custom Cutting System Mat or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle & Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Stamping Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/nZaGq2uohoE Every Day Is A Chance To Learn Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of mint composition notebook designer paper to use as the base. Cut a 12"" x 1/4"" piece of the stripes designer paper. Adhere stripes strip to the top edge of the border. Step 2: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge, punch one border from blue music notes, red apples and Kelly green dots designer papers. Trim each border strip to approximately 2"". Reserve the hearts that get punched out from the middle of the houses. Cut each border into three 4"" or 4 house sections*. Arrange sections in a line on border base and adhere. Insert reserved hearts from punched borders back into the open spaces of the houses and adhere with Repositionable Tape Runner. (*NOTE: Reserve the unused sections of the home border to use in the “Teachers Rock Card"" shown below.) Step 3: Using the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 12"" wide piece of the stripes designer paper with the wavy blade to approximately 1"". Adhere to the bottom edge of border. Cut a 12"" x 1/4"" piece of the mint composition notebook designer paper with the wavy blade and adhere on top of the stripes piece, aligning the waves to match. Step 4: Using the inside of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a 2"" oval from the blue music notes paper. Layer the “Everyday is a great day to learn” sticker on the oval and adhere to border as shown with Foam Squares for added dimension. Alphabet Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of the red apples, a 12"" x 3"" strip of the Kelly green dots, and a 12"" x 1"" strip of rulers designer papers. Step 2: Punch one edge of the red apples paper with the Original Border Maker System and the Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge. Turn the paper around and punch the opposite edge. Step 3: Mount the double-punched border strip on the Kelly green dots border base. Add the 12"" x 1"" rulers strip along the middle of the border, then use Foam Squares to add a chalkboard alphabet border sticker on top of it. Memories Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Stamping Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of blue music notes designer paper to use as the base for the border. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of the stars designer paper. Step 2: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Home Sweet Home Border Maker Cartridge, punch one border from blue music notes, red apples and Kelly green dots designer papers. Trim each border to approximately 1-1/2"". Reserve the hearts that get punched out from the middle of the houses. Step 3: Layer the punched border strips on top of each other, lining up the peaks of the houses. Adhere with Repositionable Tape Runner. Adhere the top edge of the layered houses to the stars strip, then adhere all to the blue music notes border base with Tape Runner. Step 4: Insert reserved hearts from punched borders back into the open spaces of the houses and adhere with Repositionable Tape Runner. Add backpack and “Memories” stickers approximately 3"" from the right-hand side with Foam Squares for added dimension. Teachers Rock Card Step 1: Cut out the 3"" circle from the middle of the 4"" x 6"" alphabet variety mat card with the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, trim the mat card to 4"" x 5-1/2"", keeping the circle in the middle. Step 3: Trim one red apples, blue music notes and Kelly green dots house from the home border strip section strips reserved from the first border project above (""Every Day is a Chance to Learn Border"" and adhere them behind the open circle with Repositionable Tape Runner. Mount mat card with houses onto the front of a blank card from the Blank Card Kit. Insert reserved hearts from punched borders back into the open spaces of the houses. Adhere with Repositionable Tape Runner. Step 4: Add “Teachers rock!” sticker and enamel apple embellishment as shown to finish the card. Do these school scrapbook borders pass the mark? Will you be making and sending/giving the teacher appreciation DIY card out this school year? "," There are so many types and formats of schooling, like private, public, online learning and many, many more. No matter what fits into one's life, at the end of the day (or report card), education can play a significant role in a person’s life. It helps build intellect, opinions, character and friendships! To take this thought up a grade level, study up on these school scrapbook borders (and DIY card for teacher appreciation","Back to School Collection, Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, School, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, teacher","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,School",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/HomeSweetHome_BMC_1920x1080.jpg,79171 "Find A Field Of Harmonious Hues: Mix And Match Border Stickers For Scrapbooking","Krislyn Mattei","2022-08-18 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/18/find-a-field-of-harmonious-hues-mix-and-match-border-stickers-for-scrapbooking/," There’s something magical about flowing fields and acres of flowers — when thousands of blooms are tapping at your ankles and knees like lavender and tulips, or waving way above your head like beaming sunflowers. Well, if you want to cultivate your own field of fresh hues after those Instragram-worthy snapshots, then take a look at this mix and match scrapbook layout with pruned rows of border stickers! To create this layout you will need: Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Jazzberry Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Micro-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a sheet of butterscotch petite flowers paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 3-1/2"" x 12"" strip of jazzberry polka dots paper. Cut a 3/8"" x 12"" strip of butterscotch lined ovals paper and adhere a jazzberry loops border sticker on top. Cut in half lengthwise and adhere one half on either side of the polka dots strip. Mount on the layout, about 1/2"" from the right edge. Step 3: Mount several border stickers on a 3""-wide section of White Solid Cardstock, overlapping as necessary. Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut three circles from the borders section. Mount on the polka dots strip using Foam Squares. Step 4: Using the 2-Way Corner Rounder, punch a notch in each corner of two 6"" x 4"" photos. Cut two photo mats with butterscotch lined ovals paper slightly larger than 6"" x 4"" and mount the photos on top. Cut two 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" pieces of jazzberry multi-plaid paper and mount matted photos on top. Adhere on the layout. Step 5: Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with White Solid Cardstock. Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with butterscotch lined ovals paper. Mount the white circle on the lined ovals circle and tuck behind the bottom photo as shown. Adhere the ""You are my sunshine"" embellishment next to it. Step 6: Adhere leafy stickers. Journal as desired. What catches your eye most about this mix and match scrapbook layout? Do you like the look of the border stickers elements? "," There’s something magical about flowing fields and acres of flowers — when thousands of blooms are tapping at your ankles and knees like lavender and tulips, or waving way above your head like beaming sunflowers. Well, if you want to cultivate your own field of fresh hues after those Instragram-worthy snapshots, then take a look at this mix and match scrapbook layout with pruned rows of border stickers! To crea","Border Stickers, Custom Cutting System, Flowers, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Vivid Melodies Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/VividMelodies_BorderStickers_1920x1080.jpg,78617 "Easy As A, B, C: School Themed Scrapbook Layout Featuring A Handwriting Stencil","Noreen Smith","2022-08-17 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/17/easy-as-a-b-c-school-themed-scrapbook-layout-featuring-a-handwriting-stencil/," Adding titles to your layouts is easy as A, B, C, 1, 2, 3! You can ace your way to scribing style with the Back To School ABC Handwriting Stencil, which features uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation and symbols. Take a page of inspiration from blog contributor Noreen Smith and see how this school themed scrapbook layout makes the grade. (You can alpha-bet on it!) To create this layout you will need: Back To School Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back To School Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back To School ABC Handwriting Stencil or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rosey Red, Pure Orange, Pure Blue, Spring Green, Orchid Purple & Black Dual-Tip Pens or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a closer look at the Back To School ABC Handwriting Stencil and Dual-Tip Pens in the video below. https://youtu.be/m6j_jOJGtbA Step 1: Use a piece of blue thought bubbles designer paper as base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip from the school buses designer paper and a 12"" x 2"" strip from White Solid Cardstock. Step 3: Use the ruler edge of the Back To School ABC Handwriting Stencil to draw ruled handwriting lines on the cardstock strip with the Black Dual-Tip Pen; draw a dashed line across the middle of the strip, then a solid line 1/2"" above and 1/2"" below. Step 4: Use the Back To School ABC Handwriting Stencil to trace uppercase letters across the ruled handwriting lines strip, alternating the five different shades of pens (rosey red, pure orange, spring green, pure blue and purple orchid). (Tip: For a crisp result, trace the outline of each letter with the fine tip of the pen first, followed by filling in with the wider tip.) Step 5: Mount alphabet ruled handwriting lines strip onto the school bus paper strip, then mount across top of base page, approximately 1/2"" from the top edge. Step 6: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut three 3-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" photo mats and one 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" photo mats from various designer papers. Mount three 3"" x 4"" photos and one 4"" x 4"" photo onto the mats and adhere onto the base page below the border as shown. Step 7: Add one of the journal embellishments and journal with one of the pens. Add other embellishments to the layout as desired. Will you be using this handwriting stencil to scribe titles and extra detail to your scrapbook layouts? What do you think of this A+ school themed scrapbook layout? "," Adding titles to your layouts is easy as A, B, C, 1, 2, 3! You can ace your way to scribing style with the Back To School ABC Handwriting Stencil, which features uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation and symbols. Take a page of inspiration from blog contributor Noreen Smith and see how this school themed scrapbook layout makes the grade. (You can alpha-bet on it!) To create this layout you will need","Back To School ABC Handwriting Stencil, Back to School Collection, Dual-Tip Pens, Pens, Project Ideas, School, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Stencil","Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/HandwritingStencil_DualTipPens_1920x1080.jpg,79139 "The Sky Is The Limit With This Outdoor Themed Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-08-16 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/16/the-sky-is-the-limit-with-this-outdoor-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Making and throwing paper airplanes is an exciting and engineering activity that many kids enjoy doing — whether then hurling down the hallway in your house or taking to new heights outside in the backyard! In fact, blog contributor Krislyn Mattei has soared to new scrapbooking stylings by drawing her own paper airplanes with a Micro-Tip Pen for an airy and artsy project! Ready for takeoff? Then take a peek at this outdoor themed scrapbook layout and imagine what photos and memories you would showcase — the sky is the limit! To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Micro-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of grass designer paper as the base for this layout. (To save paper, you may wish to cut out the inside of this piece using the 12-inch Trimmer.) Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and mount on the base. Using the Black Micro-Tip Pen, draw lines around the outside of the cardstock. Step 2: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut out several 11-1/2"" x 1/2"" ribbons of dusty sky blue dots and wildlife and wildflower silhouettes designer paper. (Tip: To get the ribbon effect, make one cut with the paper aligned at the top of the trimmer and the next cut with the paper aligned at the bottom of the trimmer.) Adhere to the border as shown. Step 3: Cut an 11-1/2"" x 1/2"" strip of hand-painted shrub stripes designer paper and adhere to the bottom of the white piece. Top with a butterflies border sticker. Step 4: Adhere two 5"" x 3-3/4"" photos to the layout. Mat a 4"" x 5"" photo with a 4-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of peach stripes tonal paper. Draw lines around the photo. Mount on the layout. Step 5: Tuck a journal box embellishment behind the matted photo. Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut a peach tonal stripes circle using the Red Blade and a honey yellow tonal stripes circle using the Green Blade. Mount both on a journal box. Draw sun rays all around the circle. Journal as desired. Step 6: Using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut a honey yellow tonal stripes circle using the Red Blade and a peach tonal stripes circle using the Green Blade. Mount both on the layout as shown and top with a title sticker using Foam Squares. Step 7: Draw several paper airplanes on White Solid Cardstock. Trim out with scissors and mount on the layout. Doodle as desired. Step 8: Using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut a peach tonal stripes circle using the Green Blade and honey yellow stripes and leaf green tonal stripes circles using the Blue Blade. Adhere the cluster to the bottom of the layout and top with bee stickers. What do you think of the hand-drawn dart paper airplanes? Will you be making this outdoor themed scrapbook layout soon? "," Making and throwing paper airplanes is an exciting and engineering activity that many kids enjoy doing — whether then hurling down the hallway in your house or taking to new heights outside in the backyard! In fact, blog contributor Krislyn Mattei has soared to new scrapbooking stylings by drawing her own paper airplanes with a Micro-Tip Pen for an airy and artsy project! Ready for takeoff? Then take a peek at this outdoor ","Doodling, Endless Meadows Collection, Family, Micro-TIp Pen, Pens","Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/EndlessMeadows_Layout5_1080x1080.jpg,73336 "Study Up On Your Memories With This School Themed Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-08-15 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/15/study-up-on-your-memories-with-this-school-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Pop quiz! What’s the most beloved hobby of yours? A. ScrapbookingB. ScrapbookingC. ScrapbookingD. All of the above! Well, if you answered ""All of the above"", you aced the test! Speaking of acing tests, if you want to give your academic, smarty-pants memories an A+ backdrop, then open your albums to the Back To School collection! It's perfect for photos and memories of the first day of school, choir and band concerts, sports, science fairs, extracurricular activities, graduation and more. Let’s check it out! To create this layout you will need: Back To School Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back To School Annual Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Building Blocks Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back To School Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Collegiate ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back To School Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Back To School Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)13×13 Custom Cutting System Mat or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a look at the whole Back to School collection in the video below. https://youtu.be/FJ_v3QxrE78 Step 1: Use the rulers designer paper as base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut two 1"" x 12"" strips from the stripes paper. Adhere 1"" from the top and bottom edge of the base page. Adhere one alphabet and one pencil border stickers across stripes paper strips with Foam Squares. Step 3: Using the large heart/hexagon Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern and the Red Blade, cut 12 hexagons from various designer papers, building blocks papers, annual papers and variety mats on the 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat. (Tip: Make sure one of the hexagons is cut from a lined paper or mat card to use as a journal box.) Step 4: Cut one photo into a hexagon with the Red Blade and cut three more photos into hexagons with the Green Blade. Mount the smaller hexagon photos onto paper hexagons with the Tape Runner. Step 5: Arrange all 13 paper and photo hexagons between the two striped border strips, overhanging some right off the edge of the base page. Adhere and trim the overhang with All-Purpose Scissors. Step 6: Add stickers and embellishments in empty spaces and layered on top of some of the paper hexagons as shown or desired. Adhere some with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal with Dual-Tip Pen on the lined paper hexagon. What memories would you put on this school themed scrapbook layout? Do you like the bright hues of the Back To School collection? "," Pop quiz! What’s the most beloved hobby of yours? A. ScrapbookingB. ScrapbookingC. ScrapbookingD. All of the above! Well, if you answered ""All of the above"", you aced the test! Speaking of acing tests, if you want to give your academic, smarty-pants memories an A+ backdrop, then open your albums to the Back To School collection! It's perfect for photos and memories of the first day of school, choir and band concerts, ","Back to School Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, School, School Days, Scrapbook Layout","Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,School,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/BackToSchool_CollectionLayout_1920x1080.jpg,79030 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-08-13 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/13/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-11/," Saturday, Aug. 13: 1pm CTGive yourself a round of applause (you deserve it!), for your inspiring creations never cease to disappoint! Thanks to all who have joined this croptastic get-together. Last, but certainly not least, it's time for the grand finale — Challenge #6! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Aug. 18, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Krislyn Mattei – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Devotion or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, Aug. 13: 1pm CTGive yourself a round of applause (you deserve it!), for your inspiring creations never cease to disappoint! Thanks to all who have joined this croptastic get-together. Last, but certainly not least, it's time for the grand finale — Challenge #6! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Devotion_Layout1_1080x1080-4.jpg,79001 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-08-13 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/13/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-11/," Saturday, Aug. 13: 11am, 1pm CT Okay, scrappers, who is having the best time during this August Virtual Crop?! There are two challenges left of this wondrous weekend event, so keep creating and posting your layouts! On the docket now is Challenge #5. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Aug. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Get some inspiration on how to create this sketch using the NEW Back To School collection (launching Aug. 15) with CM Advisor Harriette Jamerson. https://youtu.be/mfSUY_PJ09c Created by Harriette Jamerson – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching Aug. 15) Back To School https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brené Brown "," Saturday, Aug. 13: 11am, 1pm CT Okay, scrappers, who is having the best time during this August Virtual Crop?! There are two challenges left of this wondrous weekend event, so keep creating and posting your layouts! On the docket now is Challenge #5. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Sketch-5_FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,78976 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-08-13 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/13/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-11/," Saturday, Aug. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hip, hip, hooray — another Virtual Crop day! There are three challenges in store for you today (but remember, you have until Sunday, Aug. 14, at 11:59pm CT to submit all your layouts). Are you ready to tackle Challenge #4? For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Aug. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Michelle Watkins. https://youtu.be/3bjxCbx70v8 Created by Michelle Watkins – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Vivid Melodies Jazzberry or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity never goes out of style.” "," Saturday, Aug. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hip, hip, hooray — another Virtual Crop day! There are three challenges in store for you today (but remember, you have until Sunday, Aug. 14, at 11:59pm CT to submit all your layouts). Are you ready to tackle Challenge #4? For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Sketch4_FinalLayout_retouched_1080x1080.jpg,78967 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-08-12 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/12/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-11/," Friday, Aug. 12: 5pm CT | Saturday, Aug. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Talk about a great day! We've been seeing super creations, caring comments and more... and we're not even halfway through the weekend event yet! Challenge #3 has just been posted, but don’t forget that tomorrow is the second day of the August Virtual Crop starting at 9am CT! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Aug. 18, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Kylie Kingham – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Mexico Theme Pack and Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, Aug. 12: 5pm CT | Saturday, Aug. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Talk about a great day! We've been seeing super creations, caring comments and more... and we're not even halfway through the weekend event yet! Challenge #3 has just been posted, but don’t forget that tomorrow is the second day of the August Virtual Crop starting at 9am CT! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops h",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Mexico_ThemePack_Layout_1080x1080-1.jpg,78987 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-08-12 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/12/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-11/," Friday, Aug. 12: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Aug. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Woot, woot! Now that’s how you start a Virtual Crop! Challenge #2 is is lined up and ready for you, so show us (and others!) your skills and creativity! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Aug. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Get tips and tricks to create Sketch #2 with CM Advisor Carolyn Greaves! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N32CcxMIINY Created by Carolyn Greaves – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Our Moments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, Aug. 12: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Aug. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Woot, woot! Now that’s how you start a Virtual Crop! Challenge #2 is is lined up and ready for you, so show us (and others!) your skills and creativity! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will b",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Sketch2_FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,78935 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-08-12 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/12/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-10/," Friday, Aug. 12: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Aug. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Sound the scrapbooking alarms, it’s that time again — time for another amazingly awesome Virtual Crop! Clear your schedules, get your craft table prepped and have FUN — we’re kicking things off with Challenge #1 right now! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Aug. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Gain some tips and techniques on this sketch with CM Advisor Liz Ambrose! https://youtu.be/Wnt8ufggrtE Created by Liz Ambrose – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Vivid Melodies Capri Blue or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, Aug. 12: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Aug. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Sound the scrapbooking alarms, it’s that time again — time for another amazingly awesome Virtual Crop! Clear your schedules, get your craft table prepped and have FUN — we’re kicking things off with Challenge #1 right now! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to exp",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474-1.jpg,78909 "Pitter-Patter To Perfect Projects: Hearts Borders For Scrapbooking And A DIY Card","Krislyn Mattei","2022-08-11 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/11/pitter-patter-to-perfect-projects-hearts-borders-for-scrapbooking-and-a-diy-card/," Scrapbooking definitely fills a creator's heart... and especially so when you use the Full of Love Punch! It's easy to layer on the love with this punch, as it's perfect for layouts, projects and borders with themes of engagements, weddings and anniversaries, date nights, Valentine’s Day, bestie play dates, newborn photos and more! See how these hearts borders and DIY card will have you pitter-pattering with joy! To create these borders and card, you will need: Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Jazzberry Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Capri Blue Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Lime Tart Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Jazzberry Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Full of Love Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scallop & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil & ruler Check out the Full of Love Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/9hf0JTJ54UI Love Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 3"" strip with jazzberry dotted scallop paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip with jazzberry polka dots paper and adhere on the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip with White Solid Cardstock and adhere on the border. Step 2: With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2"" strip with jazzberry multi-plaid paper. Mark the strip at 1"", 7"", 9"" and 11"". Using the Full of Love Punch, punch at each of those intervals. Adhere the strip on the border. Step 3: With the Full of Love Punch, punch hearts shapes with jazzberry flower weave paper. Adhere the shapes on the border over the spaces created in Step 2. Step 4: Adhere the jazzberry ""Love"" laser embellishment on jazzberry polka dot paper and fussy-cut around it. Adhere on the border using Foam Squares. Loving Our Life Together Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip with capri blue chevrons paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip with jazzberry vines paper and adhere on the base. Step 3: Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip with capri blue dotted scallop paper. With the Full of Love Punch, punch shapes with several papers from all palettes. (Save punched out hearts for the #LovingThis Card below.) Adhere randomly along the strip. Using scissors, cut off excess. Adhere on the border. Step 4: Adhere jazzberry embellishments, popping the title up with Foam Squares for added dimension. #LovingThis Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 5-1/4"" x 4"" piece with jazzberry flower weave paper and adhere on the front of the card. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 1-1/4"" piece with jazzberry dollops paper and adhere at the bottom of the pink piece. Cut a 5-1/4"" piece of the navy border sticker and adhere along the seam. Step 3: With the Full of Love Punch, punch three shapes with White Solid Cardstock and adhere on the card. Punch out shapes from other pink and blue papers (or use the shapes saved from the Loving Our Life Together Border). Adhere randomly on the white shapes. Step 4: Adhere the #LovingThis embellishment with Foam Squares for added dimension. What are your thoughts on these hearts borders and DIY card? What themes would you use the Full of Love Punch for? "," Scrapbooking definitely fills a creator's heart... and especially so when you use the Full of Love Punch! It's easy to layer on the love with this punch, as it's perfect for layouts, projects and borders with themes of engagements, weddings and anniversaries, date nights, Valentine’s Day, bestie play dates, newborn photos and more! See how these hearts borders and DIY card will have you pitter-pattering with joy! ","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Hearts, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Vivid Melodies Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/FullOfLove_Punch_1920x1080.jpg,78625 "Be Cool, Calm And Collected With This Blue Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-08-10 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/10/be-cool-calm-and-collected-with-this-blue-scrapbook-layout/," We’re feeling blue today… and in the best way possible! Did you know that blue is often linked to creativity and thinking outside of the box? And through associations with the sky, the ocean and water, many people correspond blue with thoughts and feelings of peace, tranquility and openness. Whatever the science of this shade may be, the Vivid Melodies Capri Blue items are simply hue-tiful! See for yourself (and the stunning anemone designs, too!) in this blue scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Vivid Melodies Capri Blue Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Capri Blue Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Micro-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Vivid Melodies Capri Blue Paper Pack & Embellishments in the video below. https://youtu.be/w9ZlFPRHhNo Step 1: Use a sheet of simple plaid paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 1-1/4"" x 12"" strip of dotted scallop paper and adhere on the left side. Adhere the laser vine border on top. Cut a 1-3/4"" x 12"" strip of anemones paper and adhere on top as shown. Step 3: Crop two photos to 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" and mat with two 4"" x 6"" capri blue papers. Adhere on the layout as shown. Step 4: Using the inside of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, crop a photo. Adhere on the large navy leafy laser embellishment and top with the aqua leafy laser embellishment. Mount on the layout as shown. Step 5: Add additional embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. Is blue one of your go-to hues? What do you like about this blue scrapbook layout? "," We’re feeling blue today… and in the best way possible! Did you know that blue is often linked to creativity and thinking outside of the box? And through associations with the sky, the ocean and water, many people correspond blue with thoughts and feelings of peace, tranquility and openness. Whatever the science of this shade may be, the Vivid Melodies Capri Blue items are simply hue-tiful! See for yourself (and the stunn","Blue, Family, Laser Cut Embellishments, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Vivid Melodies Capri Blue, Vivid Melodies Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/VividMelodies_CapriBlue_1920x1080.jpg,78612 "Create Newness With Texture Borders For Scrapbooking","Krislyn Mattei","2022-08-09 17:11:01",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/09/create-newness-with-texture-borders-for-scrapbooking/," ""It’s so much fun to create a border that can be adapted and used with multiple collections for any kind of layout. It’s double the fun to also pull out some favorite punches and use them in different ways!""Blog contributor Krislyn Mattei knows her scrappy stuff. Here she has created texture borders for scrapbooking! To create these borders you will need: Totally Tonal Autumn Textures Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Autumn Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Summer Tonal Textures Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Summer Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Zoo Textures Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Zoo Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Hot Fudge, Dark Green & Navy Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Geometric Frame Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Mandala Burst Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Geometric Triangles Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" strip of paper and adhere it to the top of the border, about 1/4"" from the edge. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of paper and adhere it to the bottom of the border, about 1/4"" from the edge. Step 2: Using the Geometric Frame Punch, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock. Trim it to 12"" x 1-1/4"". Using Micro-Tip Scissors, trim off the rounded edges of the border, as shown, leaving six triangles. Adhere on the border. Step 3: Place a border sticker in the middle of the border as shown. Add additional stickers/embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Mandala Flowers Border Step 1: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of designer paper for the base. Step 2: Using the Mandala Burst Border Punch, punch a border with either designer paper or cardstock and punch another with a different paper. Choose one to be the middle hue (using the photo as a guide). Trim this one to 1-1/4"" x 12"" and set aside. Step 3: Trim the other border to 2-3/8"" x 12"". Using Micro-Tip Scissors, trim out the inner flowers from this piece, as shown. Shape the petals, then adhere on the middle (uncut) border. Layer the entire piece onto the outer (cut) border. Adhere on the base.   Step 4: Cut a 1"" x 12"" strip of designer paper and adhere on the border, about 1/2"" from the left edge. Place a leaves border sticker on the seam. Step 5: Add additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. "," ""It’s so much fun to create a border that can be adapted and used with multiple collections for any kind of layout. It’s double the fun to also pull out some favorite punches and use them in different ways!""Blog contributor Krislyn Mattei knows her scrappy stuff. Here she has created texture borders for scrapbooking! To create these borders you will need: Totally Tonal Autumn Textures Paper Pack o","Autumn, Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Geometric Frame Punch, Mandala Burst Border Punch, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Summer, Totally Tonal Textures, Zoo","Border Ideas,New Products,Product Tips and Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/IMG_7490.jpg,78367 "Finesse A Finishing Touch With Enamel Embellishments","Krislyn Mattei","2022-08-08 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/08/finesse-a-finishing-touch-with-enamel-embellishments/," Scrapbooking is a process that comes with techniques and decisions to be made. From choosing the photos, papers, tools and other supplies, as well as what to write down, piecing together layouts is very much an experience. And way to add a final touch to your creations is the glam and character of embellishments, and in the Vivid Melodies Decorative Bundle, there are enamel embellishments (with adhesive backing!) for everyday moments at home, memories with friends and family and every theme and occasion in between! To create this layout you will need: Vivid Melodies Decorative Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — with BONUS Enamel Embellishments with adhesive backingCustom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a sheet of jazzberry floral burst paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut one each of the following: 3"" x 3"" piece of blue random dots paper4"" x 3"" piece of pink flower weave paper3"" x 3"" piece of orange random dots paper6"" x 4"" piece of pink floral weave paper3"" x 4"" piece of orange random dots paper4"" x 4"" piece of blue random dots paper3"" x 4"" piece of pink floral weave paper Step 3: Arrange as shown on the layout. Step 4: Crop one 3-3/4"" x 2-3/4"" photo, one 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photo and two 2-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photos. Adhere on the layout as shown. Step 5: Place enamel word art embellishments as shown. Step 6: Adhere three border stickers as shown. Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with blue random dots paper. Top with a journal circle and adhere on the layout. Step 7: Add additional embellishments and journal as desired. What do you like about enamel embellishments? Will you be adding a few to your next layout? "," Scrapbooking is a process that comes with techniques and decisions to be made. From choosing the photos, papers, tools and other supplies, as well as what to write down, piecing together layouts is very much an experience. And way to add a final touch to your creations is the glam and character of embellishments, and in the Vivid Melodies Decorative Bundle, there are enamel embellishments (with adhesive backing!) for everyday","Baby, Baby Shower, Enamel Embellishments, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Vivid Melodies Collection","Baby,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/VividMelodies_DecorativeBundle_1920x1080.jpg,78622 "Sketch Round-Up July 25-Aug. 7","Creative Memories","2022-08-07 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/07/sketch-round-up-july-25-aug-7/," Where does your inspiration stem from? Is it on Pinterest as you bookmark images that catch your eye? Is from pulling out old photos in those tucked away boxes and reminiscing on the good ol’ days? Or is it simply spending time with family and friends and wanting to preserve those moments forever? Whatever roots your creations, it’s important to capture them! To give you another source of inspiration oomph, take a look at these four scrapbooking sketches, for ideation leads to creation! Sketch #1 Layer up your next layout with this autumn-inspired idea! Click here to see how to piece together this richly rustic winner, as well as two other layouts, too! Sketch #2 Take a walk on the wild border-making side with this bananas idea! This blog post will show you how to make it today. Sketch #3 Sketch #3 is a bouquet of beauty! (Just look at those vibrant hues!) Follow your way to this blog to plant it in your album. Sketch #4 Now this is pretty in pink! Get jazzy and jam out to creating this single-page stunner by clicking here.. Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then you are in luck! The August Virtual Crop is Aug. 12-13 (AU 13-14 Aug.) — that's next weekend! And it's happening on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page, so join in on the creativity and invite others, too! "," Where does your inspiration stem from? Is it on Pinterest as you bookmark images that catch your eye? Is from pulling out old photos in those tucked away boxes and reminiscing on the good ol’ days? Or is it simply spending time with family and friends and wanting to preserve those moments forever? Whatever roots your creations, it’s important to capture them! To give you another source of inspiration oomph, take a look at","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,78762 "Knock Your Stalks Off: Bamboo-tiful Animal Scrapbook Borders","Krislyn Mattei","2022-08-05 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/05/knock-your-stalks-off-bamboo-tiful-animal-scrapbook-borders/," It’s fast-growing, sustainable and eco-friendly. Any guesses? It's bamboo! This versatile grass (yes, it’s grass, not a tree!) can be processed in so many different ways for a vast variety of products, from flooring to fabrics, biofuel and bridges. And it’s even a food source for humans (bamboo shoot salad, anyone?), as well as a staple for some animals, like elephants and pandas. Well, if you want to grow a grove of great borders, then take a look at these animal scrapbook borders featuring the Bamboo Border Punch. They’re sure to knock your stalks off! To create these borders you will need: What A Zoo, Too! Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & Goldenrod Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bamboo Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Deckle & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Bamboo Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/4Tom7LpCYB8 Walk on the Wild Side Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip with brown animal spots designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 5/8"" strip of mustard grid designer paper and adhere on the top. Cut a 12"" x 5/8"" strip of zebra stripes designer paper and adhere on the bottom. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/8"" strip of white dotted paper and adhere on the middle of the border. Step 2: Using the Bamboo Border Punch, punch two borders with jungle leaves designer paper. Adhere along the seams of the dotted strip. Step 3: Add the “Walk on the wild side” border sticker in the middle using Foam Squares for added dimension. Add monkey and banana stickers. Koala Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade, cut a 3-1/4"" x 12"" strip of dark brown snakeskin designer paper for the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of light pink animal print designer paper and adhere on the base. Cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of palm leaves Fast2Fab™-inspired designer paper and mount on top. Step 3: With the Bamboo Border Punch, punch three borders with Black Solid Cardstock. Trim and adhere on the border as shown. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with Goldenrod Solid Cardstock. Adhere behind the bamboo. Step 5: Adhere the koala sticker using Foam Squares for added dimension. Animal Kingdom Border Step 1: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of jungle leaves designer paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 1"" x 12"" strip of white animal tracks designer paper, scalloping the left side using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade. Cut a 1"" x 12"" strip of light pink animal print designer paper, scalloping the right side with the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade. Adhere strips side by side with scallops facing out. Step 3: With the Bamboo Border Punch, punch a border with dark brown snakeskin designer paper. Adhere along the middle of the border. Punch another bamboo border with Kelly green palm leaves designer paper. Using scissors, cut out the leaves and adhere them on the dark brown border. Step 4: Add embellishments and stickers. What projects have you made (or will make!) with the Bamboo Border Punch? Will you be putting together these animal scrapbook borders for your next layout? "," It’s fast-growing, sustainable and eco-friendly. Any guesses? It's bamboo! This versatile grass (yes, it’s grass, not a tree!) can be processed in so many different ways for a vast variety of products, from flooring to fabrics, biofuel and bridges. And it’s even a food source for humans (bamboo shoot salad, anyone?), as well as a staple for some animals, like elephants and pandas. Well, if you want to grow a grove of gr","Border Ideas, Borders, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, What A Zoo Too Collection, Zoo","Border Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/BambooBorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,77777 "Say Va-Va-Bloom With This Pink Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-08-04 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/04/say-va-va-bloom-with-this-pink-scrapbook-layout/," Quite simply, when you mix red and white, you get pink! But the hue is more complex than that — in varying amounts of red and white, you can get an array of intensities and emotions, from subtly sweet light sensations to deep magentas and energetic hot pink. Whatever the shade of pink, it’s a fashion (and scrappin'!) statement! And you can definitely see its eye-catching nature in the Vivid Melodies Jazzberry products! Get ready to say “Va-va-bloom!” with this pink scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Vivid Melodies Jazzberry Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Jazzberry Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Vivid Melodies Jazzberry Paper Pack & Embellishments in the video below. https://youtu.be/xHWrhMOuDC0 Step 1: Use a piece of plaid paper as the base for this layout. Cut an 11"" x 11"" piece of floral bursts paper and adhere on top. Step 2: Cut a 6-1/2"" x 12"" piece of polka dots paper and adhere about 1"" from the right side of the layout. Adhere two 6"" x 4"" photos near the top and bottom of the piece, tucking a large floral embellishment behind the lower photo as shown. Step 3: Crop three photos to 3"" x 3"" and mat on three 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" pieces of flower weave paper. Adhere along the left side of the layout as shown. Step 4: Add embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal on the “Tickled pink” embellishment. What memories would you put on this pink scrapbook layout? Do you like the various pinks and reds, as well as the floral elements of the collection? "," Quite simply, when you mix red and white, you get pink! But the hue is more complex than that — in varying amounts of red and white, you can get an array of intensities and emotions, from subtly sweet light sensations to deep magentas and energetic hot pink. Whatever the shade of pink, it’s a fashion (and scrappin'!) statement! And you can definitely see its eye-catching nature in the Vivid Melodies Jazzberry products! Ge","Creative Memories, Mix & Match, Page Layout, Pink, Pool, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Vivid Melodies Collection, Vivid Melodies Jazzberry","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/VividMelodies_Jazzberry_1920x1080.jpg,78597 "Sit Back And Soak Up Easy Creativity With This Summer Scrapbook Spread",melissaullmann,"2022-08-03 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/03/sit-back-and-soak-up-easy-creativity-with-this-summer-scrapbook-spread/," Summer can be a busy season. Kids are out of school, yearning to beat any at-home boredom. There can be social obligations and vacation plans, like backyard BBQs or family reunions, ever-popular outdoor weddings, camping ventures, weekend beach getaways with friends, yardwork and gardening and more. But as an iconic lyric says, “Summertime, and the livin' is easy,” like those relaxing lay-back-on-a-hammock, soak-up-the-sun, gaze-at-the-bright-blue-sky, let-your-worries-drift-into-the-cooling-breeze moments! On that note of easy, Fast2Fab™-inspired designer papers allow you to make your summery memories in a quick, hot minute so you can enjoy more of the warm-weather months. Soak up this summer scrapbook spread and see how easy, breezy and fun it is to make! To create this layout you will need: Sunrays for Days Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use two pieces of Fast2Fab™-inspired designer paper (sky blue collage summer-themed word art with grass edge papers used here) as the bases for this two-page layout. Step 2: Adhere photos to the spread —(4) 6"" x 4"" and (1) 4"" x 6"". Step 3: Adhere mats to the spread.  Step 4: Adhere stickers as desired, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. Do you like the quick-and-easy makings of this summer scrapbook spread? Have you worked with Fast2Fab™-inspired designer papers before? What do you like about them? Share, share and share your replies in the comments below! "," Summer can be a busy season. Kids are out of school, yearning to beat any at-home boredom. There can be social obligations and vacation plans, like backyard BBQs or family reunions, ever-popular outdoor weddings, camping ventures, weekend beach getaways with friends, yardwork and gardening and more. But as an iconic lyric says, “Summertime, and the livin' is easy,” like those relaxing lay-back-on-a-hammock, soak-up-the-su","Double Page Layouts, Fast2Fab, Fast2Fab-Inspired Designer Paper Pack, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Summer, Summer Fun, Summertime, Sunrays for Days Collection","Fast2Fab™,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SunraysForDays_F2FLayout_1920x1080.jpg,76065 "Feelin’ Fresh, Fun And Floral: Flower Scrapbook Layout With Mix And Match Scrapbooking Supplies","Krislyn Mattei","2022-08-02 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/02/feelin-fresh-fun-and-floral-flower-scrapbook-layout-with-mix-and-match-scrapbooking-supplies%ef%bf%bc/," Stick your nose in a bursting bouquet of flowers or walk through a blooming garden, and you’re sure to sniff fragrant and fresh aromas that can lift your spirit and mood. (Science confirms this feel-good boost!) Flowers are nature’s way of smiling at us with bright cheer. And you can handpick your happy times — birthdays, anniversaries, gardening, spring and summer, sunny outdoor adventures and picnics with family and more — with the Vivid Melodies collection! See for yourself and find your floral fantasy today with this flower scrapbook layout featuring mix and match scrapbooking supplies! To create this layout you will need: Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Jazzberry Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Jazzberry Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Capri Blue Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Capri Blue Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Lime Tart Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Lime Tart Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Vivid Melodies collection in the video below. https://youtu.be/P7qVQaQKjrE Step 1: Use a piece of butterscotch simple plaid paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut various 3/8"" x 12"" and 7/8"" x 12"" strips of paper from all four palettes. Arrange several horizontally along the bottom 4"" of the layout, leaving a little space between them. Apply Repositionable Tape Runner to the left edge of each. Cut the remaining strips into 4"" sections. Apply Repositionable Tape Runner to the ends of each section. Weave, starting at the left side and working your way to the right, leaving some space between. Secure the right ends when finished. Step 3: Place a vine border sticker along the top of the woven section. Adhere flower embellishments from each of the four palettes along the top as shown. Adhere the large jazzberry flower embellishment and mount a butterscotch journal circle embellishment on top. Step 4: Cut a 12"" x 5/8"" strip of jazzberry polka dots paper and adhere to the top of the layout. Place a ribbon border sticker along the seam. Step 5: Crop two photos to 5"" x 3-3/4"" and mat on two 5-1/4"" x 4"" pieces of jazzberry flower weave paper. Adhere on the layout. Step 6: Add additional embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. What are your your thoughts on this brightly bloomin' flower scrapbook layout? Do you like the mix and match scrapbooking supplies of the Vivid Melodies collection? "," Stick your nose in a bursting bouquet of flowers or walk through a blooming garden, and you’re sure to sniff fragrant and fresh aromas that can lift your spirit and mood. (Science confirms this feel-good boost!) Flowers are nature’s way of smiling at us with bright cheer. And you can handpick your happy times — birthdays, anniversaries, gardening, spring and summer, sunny outdoor adventures and picnics with family and m","Baby, Floral, Mix & Match, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Rainbow, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Vivid Melodies Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/VividMelodies_CollectionLayout_1920x1080.jpg,78536 "Enjoy Harmonious Happenings: Mix And Match Scrapbooking Projects","Krislyn Mattei","2022-08-01 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/08/01/enjoy-harmonious-happenings-mix-and-match-scrapbooking-projects/," Oh my goodness, do you know what time it is? No worries, you're not late for an appointment or oil change... you're just in time for the Tool Time Buffet! (But note: It's only around for a limited time, so jump on this offer soon!) Six tools — half new, half popular bring-backs — that can jazz up any sort of layout, card, border... you name it! In fact, see how these coincide perfectly with the newest Vivid Melodies collection and get to making these mix and match scrapbooking projects for ultimate harmony happenings. EARN UP TO 3 EXCLUSIVE EMBELLISHMENTS PACKS FREE! For a limited time only during the Tool Time Buffet, you can purchase exclusive tools AND have the opportunity to earn exclusive Everyday Laser Cut Embellishments Packs FREE! See an overview of the promo in the video below and click for details! US | CA | AU https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/wpwxyqkz4c To create these borders and layout, you will need: Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Butterscotch Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Jazzberry Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Jazzberry Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Capri Blue Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Capri Blue Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Lime Tart Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vivid Melodies Lime Tart Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green, Parakeet Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Everyday Laser Cut Embellishments — Exclusive in the Tool Time Buffet PromotionTreeline Border Punch Border Punch — Exclusive in the Tool Time Buffet PromotionDecorative Arcs Border Punch — Exclusive in the Tool Time Buffet PromotionTeardrop Lattice Border Punch — Exclusive in the Tool Time Buffet PromotionRiver Waves Border Punch — Exclusive in the Tool Time Buffet PromotionBeaded Ovals Border Punch — Exclusive in the Tool Time Buffet PromotionOriginal Border Maker System with Ribbon Lace Chain Border Maker Cartridge — Exclusive in the Tool Time Buffet PromotionCustom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scoring & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) River Waves Border Punch & Ribbon Lace Chain BMC Layout Step 1: Use a piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock as the base for this layout. Cut a lime tart layered dots paper to 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere on the base. Step 2: Cut an 11-1/2"" x 4"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the River Waves Border Punch, punch borders with two lime rart and two capri blue papers. Trim each into three 4"" sections. Alternating hues, adhere along the white strip as shown. Mount on the layout, about 2"" from the top edge. Step 3: Using the Ribbon Lace Chain Cartridge, punch two borders with capri blue dotted scallops paper. Trim to 11-1/2"" wide and adhere above and below the white piece. Step 4: Crop three photos to 3-1/4"" x 4-3/4"" and mat with three 3-1/2"" x 5"" pieces of capri blue dotted scallops paper. Mount on the layout as shown. Step 5: Crop a photo to 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"", as well as a piece of White Solid Cardstock. Mount on two 3"" x 3"" pieces of lime tart papers. Adhere on the layout as shown. Step 6: Add embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. Decorative Arcs Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip with jazzberry polka dots paper for the base. Step 2: Using the Decorative Arcs Border Punch, position the capri blue vines paper in the punch so that the edge of the paper is in the middle of the punch. Punch a border. Trim to 12"" x 2-3/8"" and mount on the base. Position the jazzberry scattered dots paper in the punch at the usual black marking and punch a border. Trim to 12"" x 1"" and adhere on the border as shown. Step 3: Cut a 12” x 1-1/8” strip with jazzberry plaid paper and adhere on the border as shown. Place a ribbon border sticker along the seam. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with capri blue vines paper. Mount the decorative arc laser-cut embellishment on top and adhere on the border. Add additional embellishments, popping the title up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Beaded Ovals Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip with lime tart plaid paper for the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2"" strip with butterscotch scattered dots paper and adhere on the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip with butterscotch petite flowers paper and mount on top. Step 3: Using the Beaded Ovals Border Punch, punch one border with butterscotch vines paper and another with lime tart scattered dots paper. Cut the butterscotch border in half lengthwise and adhere behind the lime tart border as shown. Mount on the border. Step 4: Adhere embellishments. Teardrop Lattice Border Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 12"" strip of lime tart block-print succulents paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip with jazzberry bold chrysanthemums paper. Using the Teardrop Lattice Border Punch, punch a border with lime tart dotted scallops paper. Cut in half lengthwise. Adhere behind the bold chrysanthemums strip as shown. Mount on the base. Step 3: Using the Teardrop Lattice Border Punch, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock. Cut a 1-1/8"" x 12"" strip with Parakeet Shimmer Solid Cardstock and adhere behind the lattice border. Mount on the border. Step 4: Adhere embellishments. Treeline Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip with capri blue ombré wash paper for the base. Step 2: Using the Treeline Border Punch, punch a border with lime tart dotted scallops paper. Trim to 12"" x 2-1/4"" and adhere on the base. Step 3: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 1-3/4"" strip with capri blue layered dots paper and adhere on the border. Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" strip with lime tart petite leaves paper and adhere on top of the layered dots piece. Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip with capri blue chevrons paper and mount on top. Step 4: Adhere embellishments. For details on the promotion, visit: US | CA | AU. Which of these tools will you get?! Which of these mix and match scrapbooking projects has you feeling the happy harmony of hues and design? "," Oh my goodness, do you know what time it is? No worries, you're not late for an appointment or oil change... you're just in time for the Tool Time Buffet! (But note: It's only around for a limited time, so jump on this offer soon!) Six tools — half new, half popular bring-backs — that can jazz up any sort of layout, card, border... you name it! In fact, see how these coincide perfectly with the newest Vivid Melodies colle",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/ToolsBuffet_1920x1080.jpg,78638 "Keep Cool With These Summer Scrapbook Projects",melissaullmann,"2022-07-29 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/29/keep-cool-with-these-summer-scrapbook-projects/," The basic umbrella was invented more than 4,000 years ago and its early use has links back to Egypt, China and Greece, protecting people from the sun’s powerful rays and to provide shade. (And the word “umbrella” actually derives from the Latin word “umbra,” meaning shadow!) Even today, people use umbrellas or parasols to provide a bit of cooling relief during summertime (not just a rainy day item!). Well, if you want to cast some shade on your next creations, then take a look at these summer scrapbook ideas — we forecast a 100% chance of having a great time making them! To create these borders and card, you will need: Sunrays for Days Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Blue & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Striped Umbrella Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Striped Umbrella Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/kF_rFi7TCW4 Sandy Toes Border Step 1: Cut a piece of pineapple grid designer paper to measure 2-3/4"" x 12"".  Step 2: Cut a piece of grass green backyard dandelions designer paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 12"". Adhere to the base. Step 3: Cut a piece of blue waves designer paper to measure 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"". Adhere at an angle to the lower portion of the border. Step 4: Cut four pieces of Light Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 2"" x 2"". Cut four pieces of White Solid Cardstock to measure 1-3/4"" x 1-3/4"". Adhere to the top of the light blue pieces. Adhere these pieces to the blue waves piece. Step 5: Punch four umbrellas from various papers. Adhere to the white pieces. Step 6: Adhere stickers. Every Summer Has A Story Card Step 1: Use a blank card from the Blank Card Kit for the base.  Step 2: Cut a piece of dark blue starry night sky designer paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the card. Step 3: Cut a piece of blue waves designer paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 5"". Adhere to the card. Step 4: Cut two pieces of watermelon seeds designer paper to measure 4"" x 1/4"". Adhere to the card. Step 5: Cut a piece of pineapple grid designer paper to measure 4"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere to the card. Step 6: Cut a piece of beach towel stripes paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 1"". Adhere to the pineapple grid paper.  Step 7: Cut sunglasses laser-cut border into 3-3/4"" segments. Adhere to the beach towel stripes paper. Step 8: To create the “flower:” Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 1-1/2"" x 1-1/2"". Using the Striped Umbrella Punch, punch eight umbrellas from pineapple grid designer paper. Adhere the “handles” of the umbrellas to the cardstock as shown. Step 9: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 1"" x 1"". Using the Striped Umbrella Punch, punch eight umbrellas from watermelon seeds designer paper. Adhere to the cardstock as shown previously. Layer watermelon seeds pieces on top of pineapple grid. Adhere to the card. Step 10: Adhere the ""Every summer has a story"" sticker as a sentiment. At the Beach Border Step 1: Cut a piece of dark blue starry night sky designer paper to measure 12"" x 2-3/4"" for the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece from Light Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 2-1/2"" with the 12-inch Trimmer and Wave Blade. Adhere to the border. Step 3: Cut a piece of beach towel stripes designer paper to measure 12"" x 2-1/4"". Adhere to the border. Step 4: Cut five circles from the dark blue starry night sky designer paper using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Green Blade. Cut five circles from the word art designer paper using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade. Adhere to the dark blue starry night sky circles. Then adhere to the border using Foam Squares for added dimension.  Step 5: Using the Striped Umbrella Punch, punch five umbrellas from various papers. Save the punched inside cutouts as well. Adhere the umbrellas to the middle of the circles. Adhere the inside pieces from another punched piece to the umbrella.  Step 6: Adhere stickers. Which of these summer scrapbook projects do you like most? What borders, layouts, cards, etc., have you made with the Striped Umbrella Punch? "," The basic umbrella was invented more than 4,000 years ago and its early use has links back to Egypt, China and Greece, protecting people from the sun’s powerful rays and to provide shade. (And the word “umbrella” actually derives from the Latin word “umbra,” meaning shadow!) Even today, people use umbrellas or parasols to provide a bit of cooling relief during summertime (not just a rainy day item!). Well, if you wa","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Summer, Summer Fun, Summertime, Sunrays for Days Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/StripedUmbrella_Punch_1920x1080.jpg,76069 "Cherish The Simple Things In Life With This Everyday Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-07-28 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/28/cherish-the-simple-things-in-life-with-this-everyday-scrapbook-layout/," As time goes on, many people come to find out that it’s the “little things” in life that gives us the most joy and happiness. Life’s simple pleasures can come in all shapes and sizes — getting a coffee with a longtime friend, the sun shining through your window with a good book in hand, the tail-wagging greeting from your pet after a long day at work, practicing meditation, baking cookies with your kids or grandchildren and so much more. And to appreciate what’s right in front of you and to remember these everyday (and extraordinary!) moments, you need to craft everyday scrapbook layout, like this special sensation! To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Simple Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)CM Zero-Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil & eraser Step 1: Use the dusted blue diamond tonal paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Using the white postcards tonal paper, ruler and pencil, measure up 2"" up from the bottom left corner and leave a pencil mark. One the right side/edge of the paper measure up 5"" from the bottom, leaving a pencil mark. Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut from one marking to the other at an angle. Step 3: Cut strips of various papers to measure 1-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Adhere to the white postcards paper. Adhere this piece to the bottom edge of the layout. Step 4: Adhere border stickers to the angled edge of the previous piece, using Foam Squares on the triangle border. Step 5: Cut two pieces of mustard ornate damask tonal paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"". Adhere photos to the mats that measure 4"" x 6"". Adhere photos to the layout, using Foam Squares under the right photo. Step 6: Cut a piece of the mustard ornate damask tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1/2"". Adhere to the bottom edge of the layout. Step 7: Cut a piece of the mustard ornate damask tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere to the top edge of the layout. Step 8: Cut 3/8"" strips from the neutral vintage designer paper. Adhere to the layout to journal on. Step 9: Adhere the rest of the stickers as desired, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 10: Use Black Dual-Tip Pen to journal as desired. What are your thoughts on this everyday scrapbook layout? What special, everyday moments would you highlight? "," As time goes on, many people come to find out that it’s the “little things” in life that gives us the most joy and happiness. Life’s simple pleasures can come in all shapes and sizes — getting a coffee with a longtime friend, the sun shining through your window with a good book in hand, the tail-wagging greeting from your pet after a long day at work, practicing meditation, baking cookies with your kids or grandchil","Family, family memories, Our Moments, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Simple Moments Stickers","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/SimpleMoments_Stickers_600x600_text1.jpg,78494 "This Zoo Themed Scrapbook Spread Meets All The Quick-To-Make Koala-fications","Krislyn Mattei","2022-07-27 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/27/this-zoo-themed-scrapbook-spread-meets-all-the-quick-to-make-koala-fications/," The What A Zoo, Too! collection roars forth a pretty wild lineup, right? And the Fast2Fab™-inspired designer papers truly meet all the koala-ficitions of easy scrapbooking opportunities! (Yes, really!) Take a glimpse for yourself in this blog — you'll see how it can be the mon-key to your next craft adventure! To create this layout you will need: What A Zoo, Too! Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use two pieces of Fast2Fab™-inspired designer paper (brown animal tracks with neutral palm leaves edge used here) as the bases for this two-page layout. Step 2: Adhere four 4"" x 6"" photos on the layout as shown. Step 3: Mat one 6"" x 4"" photo on a 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" dark green stitched diamonds variety mat and adhere on the left side of the layout. Step 4: Adhere a 6"" x 4"" ""Adventures"" journal mat on a 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" dark green stitched diamonds variety mat and adhere on the right side of the layout. Journal as desired. Step 5: Add stickers and embellishments. Have you worked with Fast2Fab™-inspired designer papers before? Do you like how easy this zoo themed scrapbook spread was to put together in not a lot of steps? "," The What A Zoo, Too! collection roars forth a pretty wild lineup, right? And the Fast2Fab™-inspired designer papers truly meet all the koala-ficitions of easy scrapbooking opportunities! (Yes, really!) Take a glimpse for yourself in this blog — you'll see how it can be the mon-key to your next craft adventure! To create this layout you will need: What A Zoo, Too! Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pac","Animals, Double Page Layouts, Fast2Fab, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, What A Zoo Too Collection, Zoo","Fast2Fab™,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/WhatAZooToo_F2FPapers_1920x1080.jpg,77765 "Paddle Through The Memories: Canoe Border Ideas And DIY Card","Noreen Smith","2022-07-26 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/26/paddle-through-the-memories-canoe-border-ideas-and-diy-card/," You’re floating on a placid lake or river. Your mind and body are tuned into the cooling, soft breeze, with no loud motor to interject the peaceful sounds of nature. Your arms swiftly plunge a paddle into the water, making your canoe slice through the aquatic landscape… gliding with ease. If it’s your first time canoeing or you’re a long-time lover, canoeing is the perfect way to go with the flow and to enjoy wildlife and a wonderful workout! Well, set down your paddles (for now!) and pick up your papers and tools to make these canoe border ideas and DIY card! To create these borders and card, you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Embossed Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Canoe Wave Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Canoe Wave Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/12BQDe3P-gY Wild Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock and a 2"" x 12"" strip of terra cotta woven textile designer paper. Align and adhere the terra cotta woven textile strip on top of the cardstock. Step 2: Using the Canoe Wave Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch one border with olive green diamonds designer paper. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut two 3/4"" x 12"" strips from the bright teal topography designer paper. Flip one strip over to show the navy night sky side. Layer the strips below the olive green diamonds canoe border strip and adhere together. Step 4: Cut the border strip into six 2"" sections. Arrange each section across the woven textile/cardstock border base as shown. Adhere multi-hued border stickers along sides to cover up any excess. Step 5: Add stickers as desired or as shown to the middle of the border. Setting Up Camp Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip from the bright teal topography designer paper and a 12"" x 3/4"" strip from the olive green diamonds designer paper. Align and adhere the olive green diamonds strip on top of bright teal topography strip. Step 2: Using the Canoe Wave Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch one border from navy night sky designer paper. Adhere with Repositionable Tape Runner across lower edge of olive green diamonds strip so that the negative canoe shapes show the bright teal topography paper underneath. Step 3: Mount a mountain range border sticker across top edge of olive green diamonds strip. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from olive green diamonds designer paper. Mount on top of the border, approximately 4"" from left-hand edge. Create sticker cluster on top of the circle and add faux-stitching details around edge of the circle with a Dual-Tip Pen. Explore The Great Outdoors Border Step 1: Using the 12-Trimmer with the Scallop Blade cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Step 2: Using the Canoe Wave Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch one border form each bright teal topography, olive green diamonds and terra cotta woven textile designer papers. Adhere with Repositionable Tape Runner across the cardstock base, fitting the scallops on the bottom edge of each border into the scallops on the top edges of the border beneath it. Step 3: Create a cluster of embellishments and stickers approximately 3"" from right-hand side. What A View Card Step 1: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" rectangle of terra cotta woven textile designer paper. Step 2: Using the Canoe Wave Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch one border from each bright teal topography, olive green diamonds and navy night sky designer papers. Adhere with Repositionable Tape Runner on an angle across the terra cotta woven textile rectangle base, fitting the scallops on the bottom edge of each border into the scallops on the top edges of the border beneath it. Trim off excess and repeat to have a total of six layers. Mount onto a blank card from the Blank Card Kit. Step 3: Add “What a view” and bright teal camera stickers as shown with Foam Squares for added dimension. Do you like to go canoeing? If so, will you be making these canoe border ideas? Or will you send out the DIY card to your nature-loving friends? Feel free to answer the questions in the comments section! "," You’re floating on a placid lake or river. Your mind and body are tuned into the cooling, soft breeze, with no loud motor to interject the peaceful sounds of nature. Your arms swiftly plunge a paddle into the water, making your canoe slice through the aquatic landscape… gliding with ease. If it’s your first time canoeing or you’re a long-time lover, canoeing is the perfect way to go with the flow and to enjoy wildlife","Border Ideas, Borders, Camping, Card Making, Cards, Hiking, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, outdoors, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/CanoeWaveChain_BMC_1920x1080.jpg,75562 "July Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Family Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-07-25 12:25:50",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/25/july-completed-album-challenge-plus-a-family-scrapbook-layout/," It’s always a great accomplishment to put that last little touch of an embellishment on or scribble a closing journal caption to finish out a layout and place it into an album… and voilà! A completed masterpiece! (Talk about a mood booster, right?!) Well, if you are nearing the finish line of your latest album, then you should take on the July Completed Album Challenge! And this family scrapbook layout might just be the extra push you need to end the month on a fabulous (and finished!) note! (Here's how it works: If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in July, just completed in July), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #JulyCropDontStop for the chance to win! Here’s an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://youtu.be/k8zfPsLW2gM For ALL the details on the Completed Album Challenge, check out this blog post. And again, if you’re looking for a layout to create to finish your latest album, today’s post is here for you! Layout by Melissa Ullmann – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dollop Arch Frame Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Border Maker System with Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scoring & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Jumbo Circle & Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the neutral vintage tonal paper as the base for the left side of the spread. Step 2: Use the light plum leaf grid designer paper as the base of the right side of the spread. Step 3: Using the Dollop Arch Frame Punch, punch long one edge of a piece of neutral vintage tonal paper. Score at 1-1/2"". Fold over.  Step 4: Using a piece of mustard leaf outline tonal paper, punch along the edge with the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge and System. Cut to measure 3"" x 12"". Tuck behind the fold. Step 5: Using the outside edge of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern and Red Blade, cut from dusted blue diamonds tonal paper. Cut to measure 9"" wide. Adhere behind the mustard paper.  Step 6: Adhere this whole piece to the right side of the spread. Step 7: Cut a piece of the maroon vintage florals tonal paper to measure 3-1/2"" x 12"". Adhere along the left edge of the spread. Step 8: Using the Dollop Arch Frame Punch, punch along an edge of the light plum leaf grid designer paper. Cut to measure 1-1/2"". Adhere 1/2"" from the left edge. Step 9: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Wave Blade, cut a piece from the dusted blue diamonds tonal paper to measure 1"" x 12"". Adhere along the seam of the previous piece. Step 10: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Wave Blade, cut a piece of the copper medallion designer paper to measure 3/4"" x 12"". Adhere to the top of the previous piece. Step 11: Cut a piece of the copper medallion designer paper to measure 12"" x 8"". Cut this piece into two (8-1/2"" x 8"" and 3-1/2"" x 8""). Adhering on each side of the spread. Step 12: Using the outside edge of the Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut three circles from the mustard leaf outline designer paper. Using the outside edge of the Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut three circles from dusted blue leaf scatter designer paper. Using the outside edge of the Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut 3 photos. Layer and adhere to the spread. Step 13: Cut photo mats from the charcoal brick designer paper to measure (2) 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and (2) 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere to the spread. Step 14: Cut a variety mat in half using the 12-inch Trimmer and Wave Blade. Turn one side over, adhering together by offsetting them. Adhere to the right side of the spread. Step 15: Cut a piece of dusted blue diamonds tonal paper to measure 1/8"" x 12"". Weave into the laser-cut embellishments border. Adhere to the right side of the spread, along the top of the seam. Step 16: Cut a piece of dusted blue diamonds tonal paper to measure 1/4” x 12"". Create bow by looping them, adhering in the middle with Precision Point Adhesive. Adhere to the spread. Step 17: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the spread using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 18: Journal as desired. Raise of hands — who is ready for finish their latest album by taking on the July Completed Album Challenge? Has this family scrapbook layout inspired you to craft to the album finish line? "," It’s always a great accomplishment to put that last little touch of an embellishment on or scribble a closing journal caption to finish out a layout and place it into an album… and voilà! A completed masterpiece! (Talk about a mood booster, right?!) Well, if you are nearing the finish line of your latest album, then you should take on the July Completed Album Challenge! And this family scrapbook layout might just be t","#BONUS Challenge, Completed Album Challenge, Family, Our Moments Collection, Page Layout, Pets, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Albums, Scrapbook Layout","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CompletedAlbumChallenge_600x600.jpg,78395 "Sketch Round-Up July 11-24","Creative Memories","2022-07-24 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/24/sketch-round-up-july-11-24/," What was the last project you made? Was it a card, border or layout? Did it have a theme? Was it neutral in hues or bright and bold? Did you adorn it with foiled embellishments, border stickers or gemstones? Whatever your answers are, that’s the beauty of scrapbooking — it’s up to you, for you are the artist of your memory-keeping designs! Take a look at these four sketches (and their complementary finished designs) and test out how you would make them your own! It's time for another Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Psst, have you been in on the Totally Tonal items? Click here to see what this beauty is roaring about and imagine how to make it your own! Sketch #2 Another sketch worth trying, right?! This blog post is geared up and ready for you — just click on that link to find out how to craft it. Sketch #3 Talk about a terrific layout! Eager to piece it together? Then make way to this link. Sketch #4 Ahhh, we sure adore this wild layout! It'll be coming to you soon, so hold tight! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then clear you calendars, for the August Virtual Crop will be here before we know it! It's happening Aug. 12-13 (AU 13-14 Aug.). Prep your stations, gather your supples and join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (or share with others if you haven't!) so you're ready for the fun! "," What was the last project you made? Was it a card, border or layout? Did it have a theme? Was it neutral in hues or bright and bold? Did you adorn it with foiled embellishments, border stickers or gemstones? Whatever your answers are, that’s the beauty of scrapbooking — it’s up to you, for you are the artist of your memory-keeping designs! Take a look at these four sketches (and their complementary finished designs) and","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,78341 "These Water And Ocean Themed Scrapbook Cards Are A Creative Fanta-Sea","Krislyn Mattei","2022-07-22 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/22/these-water-and-ocean-themed-scrapbook-cards-are-a-creative-fanta-sea/," To some, all it takes to recenter oneself, refresh the mind and feel at ease is a day (or week… who are we to limit you?!) near a body of tranquil, crystal-clear water, whether that would be an ocean, sea, bay, gulf or lake! That same relaxing sentiment can go for crafting! Well, if you're looking for easy-breezy water and ocean themed scrapbook cards to make after those happy, hydrating times, then take a peek at these carefree cards! To create these cards, you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Micro-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blue Chalking Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Chalking Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Rolling Sails Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)CM Zero-Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Roam Far & Wander Wide Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" piece of painterly sunrise designer paper and adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" piece of Navy Solid Cardstock. Align a short end of the cardstock in the middle of the Border Maker Guide and punch twice using the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge. Trim the piece to 1-1/4"". Repeat twice. Adhere pieces on the card as shown. Step 4: Using the Blue Chalking Pen, doodle on the sails, make a few waves and add some seagulls. Step 5: Adhere a sticker with Foam Squares for added dimension. Breathe In Breathe Out Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" piece of circling schools of fish designer paper and adhere on the front of the card. Step 3: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" piece of Navy Solid Cardstock. Cut out a 3/8"" frame from the inside of the piece. Cut the inside piece to 2-7/8"" x 4-3/8"" and save for Step 4. Adhere the frame on the card. Using the White Chalking Pen and a ruler, draw two lines around the outside. Then fill in with dots. Step 4: Cut a 3"" x 1-1/2"" piece of glistening ripples designer paper, using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade to cut the top edge. Adhere on the set-aside navy piece. Trace two rows of waves on the navy piece with the White Chalking Pen as shown. Step 5: Doodle a sun and top with sticker using Foam Squares for added dimension. Hello Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" piece of cool stripes designer paper and adhere on the front of the card. Step 3: Cut a 3-3/4"" x 5"" piece of aqua fishes tonal paper and adhere on the card. Using a ruler and the Navy Micro-Tip Pen, draw a line around the aqua fishes piece, leaving space to write a message at the bottom. Doodle some seaweed in the left-hand corner. Step 4: Adhere fish, popping one up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Doodle some bubbles for the fish. Which of these water and ocean themed scrapbook cards catches your sails of creativity? Who would you send them to? "," To some, all it takes to recenter oneself, refresh the mind and feel at ease is a day (or week… who are we to limit you?!) near a body of tranquil, crystal-clear water, whether that would be an ocean, sea, bay, gulf or lake! That same relaxing sentiment can go for crafting! Well, if you're looking for easy-breezy water and ocean themed scrapbook cards to make after those happy, hydrating times, then take a peek at these car","Card Making, Cards, Project Ideas, Serene Waters Collection","Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/MicroTipChalkingPens_1920x1080.jpg,76537 "Your Admission To Animal Awesomeness: Two-Page Zoo Themed Scrapbook Spread","Krislyn Mattei","2022-07-21 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/21/your-admission-to-animal-awesomeness-two-page-zoo-themed-scrapbook-spread/," Modern zoos strive to educate visitors of all ages about the wondrous wildlife from around the globe, as well as conservation needs and simply fostering an appreciation for wildlife and vegetation in general. And zoos house many thrilling experiences and family fun — up-close encounters with cold-weather and desert-dwelling creatures, feedings, funny water shows, taking a trip on a safari train, educational programs for the kiddos like story time and crafts, as well as for those a bit older like assisting zookeepers and gardeners... and more! Once you’re through the gate, enjoy the day and come back home, make this your ticket to remember the animal awesomeness! Just admit your creativity with this two-page zoo themed scrapbook spread! To create this layout you will need: What A Zoo, Too! Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Stamping Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use two pieces of White Solid Cardstock (or two White Refill Pages) as the bases for this two-page layout. Cut 1-1/4"" off one side of a sheet of brown animal spots designer paper and adhere it on the left side of the layout. Cut the other sheet of brown animal spots designer paper to 7"" x 12"". Adhere it on the right side of the layout. Cut the remaining 5"" x 12"" piece of brown animal spots designer paper in half lengthwise. Flip to the back side (white animal tracks) and adhere across both sides of the layout as shown. Step 2: Cut a 1"" x 12"" strip of Kelly green palm leaves designer paper and adhere it along the left edge of the layout. Cut a 4-3/4"" x 12"" strip of Kelly green palm leaves designer paper and adhere it along the right edge of the layout. Cut four 1/4"" x 12"" strips of zebra stripes designer paper and adhere as shown. Step 3: Crop and adhere photos — one 4"" x 6"", four 5-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" and two 3"" x 3-1/2"". Step 4: Create six “tickets.” Cut three 2-1/2"" x 12"" strips of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Stamping Blade, cut each into two 4"" pieces. Using the 2-Way Corner Rounder, notch the corners. Cut a 3/4"" x 12"" strip of light blue waves designer paper. Cut into 2-1/4"" sections. Notch two of the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder and adhere on the ""tickets."" Cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of each mustard diamond grid and dark brown snakeskin designer papers. Cut each into 3"" sections. Notch two corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder and adhere on the ""tickets"". Adhere completed ""tickets"" on the layout as shown. Step 5: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. Do you like the cute ticket designs on this zoo themed scrapbook spread? Will you be making it after a day at the zoo with your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, friends... whoever is wild for wildlife? "," Modern zoos strive to educate visitors of all ages about the wondrous wildlife from around the globe, as well as conservation needs and simply fostering an appreciation for wildlife and vegetation in general. And zoos house many thrilling experiences and family fun — up-close encounters with cold-weather and desert-dwelling creatures, feedings, funny water shows, taking a trip on a safari train, educational programs for the","Animals, Creative Memories, Double Page Layouts, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, What A Zoo Too Collection, Zoo","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/WhatAZooToo_EmbellishmentsStickers_1920x1080.jpg,77756 "Be The Star Of The Show With This Red Carpet Themed Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-07-20 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/20/be-the-star-of-the-show-with-this-red-carpet-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Stepping on stage, whether it’s a big-band concert or solo-singing performance, tap-dancing talent show or dramatic theatrical play, can be a nerve-wracking experience. But once the nerves have settled and your confidence is brighter than the spotlight, you are the total star of the show! And to raise the curtain on your on-stage presence, make this red carpet themed layout from scrapbooking star and blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu to give these memories a well-deserved round of applause. Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Showtime Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Shimmer Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Border Maker System with Double Fan Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Jumbo Circle & Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Using the outside edge of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from Black Shimmer Solid Core Paper. Use the cut-out frame as the base of this layout. Cut the circle piece in half. Step 2: Cut a piece of Fine Gold Shimmer Solid Core Paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and add to the base frame. Step 3: Using the outside edge of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from the black dots and stripes designer paper and cut it in half. Add the piece to the black shimmer half-circle piece. Adhere the piece on the base as shown. The straight side is about 5-1/2"" from the bottom. Step 4: Use the Double Fan Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch two borders from Black Shimmer Solid Core Paper. Cut a slit in between fans and slightly bend it to form a circular shape. Cut 18 circles using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade from a piece of Eggplant Solid Core Cardstock. Add the circle to the backside of the fans. Adhere the border to the page, tucking under the jumbo half-circle piece. Step 5: Cut three mats to measure 3-1/2"" x 5"" and one mat to measure 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"" from the gold glitter designer paper. Cut three mats to measure 3-1/4"" x 4-3/4"" and one mat to measure 4"" x 6"" from White Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Add to the gold glitter mats. Step 6: Adhere mats, stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What memories or performances would you put the spotlight on with this red carpet themed scrapbook layout? "," Stepping on stage, whether it’s a big-band concert or solo-singing performance, tap-dancing talent show or dramatic theatrical play, can be a nerve-wracking experience. But once the nerves have settled and your confidence is brighter than the spotlight, you are the total star of the show! And to raise the curtain on your on-stage presence, make this red carpet themed layout from scrapbooking star and blog contributor Sachiy","Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Showtime Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Showtime-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,78281 "Earn Your Stripes: Zoo Themed Scrapbooking Projects With Zebra Stripe Designs","Krislyn Mattei","2022-07-19 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/19/earn-your-stripes-zoo-themed-scrapbooking-projects-with-zebra-stripe-designs/," Why do zebras have stripes? Because they don’t want to be spotted.Okay, okay, jokes aside, there’s something truly captivating about zebras with their intricate and distinctly patterned black-and-white stripes. Even more so, did you know a group of zebras is called a “dazzle?” Well, dazzle your own layouts, cards and borders today with the dynamic design of the Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge! Just herd together your scrapbooking supplies and make these zoo themed scrapbooking projects featuring zebra stripe designs! To create these borders and card, you will need: What A Zoo, Too! Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & Light Gray Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Deckle Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/2HMO21XL_lg Wild Border Step 1: Using the Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with mustard diamond grid designer paper. Trim to 12"" x 3"". Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade, trim off 1/4"" from the end of the zebra stripes, leaving a fringe. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 1-3/4"" strip of zebra stripes designer paper and mount on the border. Step 3: Using the Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border brown animal spots designer paper. Trim to be 12"" x 1-1/8"". Using scissors, make a ""V"" notch in both ends. Cut a 12"" x 1-3/8"" strip of Black Solid Cardstock. Adhere the brown animal spots zebra stripe border on top. Using scissors, cut a ""V"" notch in both ends as shown. Mount on the border. Step 4: Adhere animal stickers and ""Wild"" embellishment. Zoo Animal Border Step 1: Using the Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with Black Solid Cardstock. Trim to 2-3/4"" x 12"". Step 2: Cut 1"" x 1"" pieces of kelly green palm leaves, mustard diamond grid, brown animal spots and light pink animal prints designer papers. Adhere behind the zebra stripes as shown. Step 3: Cut a 1-1/2"" x 12"" strip of white jungle corners designer paper and adhere it along the left side of the border. Place a mustard zigzag border sticker along the right side of this strip. Step 4: Add stickers as desired. Zoo Venture Border Step 1: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of jungle leaves designer paper for the base. Cut a 2"" x 11-1/4"" strip of dark brown snakeskin designer paper and adhere on the base. Step 2: Using the Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with dark brown snakeskin designer paper. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade, trim off the bottom section of the stripe, leaving a fringe. Trim the border to 12"" x 1-3/4"" and cut into 2"" sections. Repeat with light pink animal prints and mustard diamond grid designer papers. Layer six sections on the border, starting at the bottom and alternating shades/patterns. Step 3: Cut a 2"" x 5"" piece of light pink animal prints designer paper. Punch one short end with the Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade, trim off the bottom section of the stripe, leaving a fringe. Adhere this piece toward the top of the border. Top with gold and brown layers. Step 4: Add stickers and embellishments. Hearts Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of mustard diamond grid designer paper. Mount on the front of the card. Step 3: Cut a 4"" x 4"" piece of Black Solid Cardstock. Align one side in the Border Maker housing with the Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge inserted. Punch once. Repeat on each of the sides. Mount on the middle of the card. Step 4: Adhere 4"" sections of a bamboo stalks border sticker along the top and bottom of the black piece. Add the hearts embellishment. Will you be making any of these zoo themed scrapbooking projects with zebra stripe designs? What layouts and crafts have you made with the Zebra Stripe BMC? Comments below with your thoughts and project ideas with us and others! "," Why do zebras have stripes? Because they don’t want to be spotted.Okay, okay, jokes aside, there’s something truly captivating about zebras with their intricate and distinctly patterned black-and-white stripes. Even more so, did you know a group of zebras is called a “dazzle?” Well, dazzle your own layouts, cards and borders today with the dynamic design of the Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge! Just herd togethe","Animals, Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, What A Zoo Too Collection, Zoo","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/ZebraStripeBMC_1920x1080.jpg,77783 "Adore These Four: Take On The #2022JulyBONUS Challenge","Creative Memories","2022-07-18 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/18/adore-these-four-take-on-the-2022julybonus-challenge/," Today is a big day — not only do we have a new spend/get promo going on, BUT we also have something brand-new for your picking pleasure! For any quantity of free gifts you earn during the You-Pick-It Promo, you can choose exactly which bundle(s) you would like to get free! For example, if you earn two free bundles, you could choose two of the same qualifying bundle or ANY combination of two bundles! (More on that in the links down below!) And the cherry on top is a #2022JulyBONUS challenge featuring these four bundles based around the themes of wine, beer, comforts of home and fishing! Cheers, y'all! Get the inside scoop here: US | CA | AU And keep scrolling for the challenge down below — we can't wait to see which one (or ones!) you make! EARN EXCLUSIVE GIFT BUNDLES FREE! #2022JulyBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has FOUR sketches with example completed layouts using products in the limited-time bundles! How to Participate: Review the two sketches below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout(s) using whatever products you have on-hand; you do not need to use the promo bundles to be eligible to win. Complete as many challenges as you wish, but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win!Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, Aug. 7, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 8 Aug. at 2:59pm AET) with hashtag #2022JulyBONUS1, #2022JulyBONUS2, #2022JulyBONUS3 or #2022JulyBONUS4 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 8 lucky winners total — 1 winner per sketch, PLUS 4 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the limited-time bundles.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, Aug. 11, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 1 participant for each sketch, PLUS 4 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the promo bundle(s). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Aug. 11, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #2022JulyBONUS1 Promo product used: Vineyard Escape Bundle | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #2022JulyBONUS2 Promo product used: Brewery Bound Bundle | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 3 — #2022JulyBONUS3 Promo product used: Reel Good Times Bundle | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 4 — #2022JulyBONUS4 Promo product used: Relax & Unwind Bundle | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Remember, you have until Sunday, Aug. 7, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 8 Aug. at 2:59pm AET) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2022JulyBONUS1, #2022JulyBONUS2, #2022JulyBONUS3 or #2022JulyBONUS4) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022JulyBONUS1 Layout by Noreen Smith – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Vineyard Escape Bundle — Exclusive in the You-Pick-It PromotionFive Leaf Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Personal Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the purple grapes paper for the layout base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 10"" square hollow frame from the middle of the purple grapes paper to use for circles and grape bunch punches later. Step 2: Cut two 1"" x 12"" strips from the corks paper and adhere them 1"" from the sides of the purple grapes base page. Step 3: Cut a 1/2"" x 12"" strip of green ivy from the vine-covered cobblestone wall paper. Cut remaining paper to 10"" wide, then add the 1/2"" x 12"" green ivy strip to the left side of paper. Adhere paper on top of purple grapes base page. Step 4: Using the Personal Trimmer, crop photos to 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"". Cut two 4"" x 6"" photo mats from the corks paper with the 12-inch Trimmer. Adhere photos onto mats with a Tape Runner, then mount on layout as shown. Step 5: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Template, cut five 2-1/4"" circles from the sage texture paper. Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Template and the Blue Blade, cut three 2"" circles from the cork texture paper and two 2"" circles from the spilled wine texture paper. Step 6: Use the Grape Bunch Punch to punch three circles/grape bunches from the spilled wine texture paper and two from the cork texture paper. Adhere five sets of three circles together with the 2-1/4"" sage circles on the bottom and then alternating the cork and spilled wine circles and the spilled wine and cork grape bunch circles. Adhere the five layered circles vertically beside the photos, alternating the angle of the grape design as shown. Step 7: Punch several leaves with the Five Leaf Punch from the leftover cobblestone/ivy paper. Arrange in a cluster between the photos and add the reserved grape bunches to the “vines.” Step 8: Add tags, title, word art strips and wine glass embellishments as shown or desired and journal to complete the layout. Instructions for #2022JulyBONUS2 Layout by Noreen Smith – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Brewery Bound Bundle — Exclusive in the You-Pick-It PromotionWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Personal Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock for the layout base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut six 2"" x 12"" strips from six different designer papers. Adhere vertically onto the cardstock. Step 3: Cut three 2-7/8"" squares from the dark woodgrain paper and three 2-1/2"" squares from the frothy light beer paper. Adhere smaller squares onto larger squares, then mount all three squares onto the base page on the diagonal so that the top corners of the squares align with the top edges of the base page. Step 4: Punch five beer mugs with the Beer Mug Punch with dark woodgrain paper. Adhere with Repositionable Tape Runner onto the IPA texture squares as shown. Punch five more beer mugs from the lighter foamy pattern of the IPA texture paper, then insert the frothy beer “heads” into the negative space on each beer mug cutout. Step 5: Using the Personal Trimmer, crop photos to 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"". Cut two 4"" x 6"" photo mats from the geometric wheat paper with the 12-inch Trimmer. Adhere photos onto mats with the Tape Runner and then mount on layout as shown. Step 6: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut the “Life is brew-tiful” border strip and the striped journal box from the grid sheet. Adhere the border 1/2"" up from bottom edge of layout and the journal box underneath the horizontal photo. Step 7: Add stickers as shown or desired and journal to complete the layout. Instructions for #2022JulyBONUS3 Layout by Noreen Smith – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Reel Good Times Bundle — Exclusive in the You-Pick-It PromotionNavy & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the hooks and tackles paper for the layout base. Cut an 8"" square hollow frame from the middle of the olive green hooks paper to use as photo mats later. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut an 11-1/2"" square from the light woodgrain paper. Cut a 10"" square hollow frame from the middle of the light woodgrain paper to use as photo mats and tag later. Align and adhere the light woodgrain paper frame on top of hooks and tackles paper. Step 3: Cut an 11"" x 6"" piece of the fish scales paper and an 11"" x 5"" piece of the fishermen paper. Adhere piece on top of the light woodgrain paper with equal margins all around. Step 4: Punch a border strip with the Gone Fishing Border Punch from Navy Solid Cardstock. Trim border strip to measure 2-1/2"" wide. Step 5: Layer the three different border sticker strips underneath the decorative punched area as shown, then adhere entire border strip across seam between fish scales and fishermen papers. Step 6: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 4-1/2"" square from the reserved olive green hooks paper and a 4-1/4"" square from bobbers paper. Adhere squares together for a double photo mat and mount a 4"" square photo on top. Adhere photo on top of fish scales paper as shown. Step 7: Use the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch to punch one 2-1/2"" wide tag from reserved light woodgrain paper and trim tag to 3"" long. Cut a scrap of White Solid Cardstock to 2"" x 2-1/2"" and adhere on top of light woodgrain tag. Punch another 2-1/2"" wide tag from Navy Solid Cardstock and trim tag to 4"" long. Layer tags as shown adhere beside double-matted photo on top of the fish scales paper. Step 8: Mount three 3"" x 4"" photos on fishermen paper, leaving a space between two of them for the vertical fishing rod stickers. Add stickers and word art using Foam Squares. Step 9: Add sticker clusters as shown or desired and journal on the tag to complete the layout. Instructions for #2022JulyBONUS4 Layout by Noreen Smith – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Relax & Unwind Bundle — Exclusive in the You-Pick-It PromotionNavy Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Personal Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use lavender diamonds paper for layout base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut twelve 2"" squares from six various papers. Round two corners of each square with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Step 3: Align straight edge of squares along top and bottom edges of base page to form borders as shown. Adhere with a Tape Runner. Step 4: Using the Personal Trimmer, crop photos to 5"" x 3"". Cut three 5-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" photo mats from Navy Solid Cardstock with the 12-inch Trimmer. Adhere photos onto mats with a Tape Runner, then mount on layout as shown. Step 5: Trim the title block from the grid paper, then fussy-cut around the words with the All-Purpose Scissors. Mount title onto Navy Solid Cardstock and fussy-cut again to leave a navy border all around. Mount the title as shown with Foam Squares for added dimension. Trim three of the grid journal strips from same title card in half and tuck them behind lower photo. Step 6: With the Adirondack Chair Punch, punch two chairs from Navy Solid Cardstock and adhere with Repositionable tape Runner to top outer squares. Cut two 3/4"" squares from lavender diamonds paper, then use All-Purpose Scissors to make shallow rounded cuts into each side of the square to mimic the shape of the pillow in the laser-cut border. Add “pillows” to each Adirondack chair, securing with Repositionable Tape Runner. Step 7: Adhere lavender vine, warm yellow diamonds and pillows laser-cut border strips as shown on top of squares borders, using Repositionable Tape Runner to adhere the smaller, detailed strips and Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 8: Journal on the grid journal strips with a Dual-Tip Pen. And if you want all the details on the promotion, visit: US | CA | AU. And enjoy this challenge! "," Today is a big day — not only do we have a new spend/get promo going on, BUT we also have something brand-new for your picking pleasure! For any quantity of free gifts you earn during the You-Pick-It Promo, you can choose exactly which bundle(s) you would like to get free! For example, if you earn two free bundles, you could choose two of the same qualifying bundle or ANY combination of two bundles! (More on that in the lin","#BONUS Challenge, Christmas scrapbook layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/YouPickItPromo_1920x1080.jpg,78105 "Cast Your Catch Of The Day: Fish Border Scrapbooking Ideas","Krislyn Mattei","2022-07-15 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/15/cast-your-catch-of-the-day-fish-border-scrapbooking-ideas/," Some people have that memorable bucket list fishing trip stirring and swimming in the back of their mind. Maybe it was a remote, smooth stream with simple soft swishes of a fly-fishing line. Others may recall the adrenaline of a deep sea fishing charter experience and reeling in under the strain of a 200-pound (or even a thousand pounder!) monster. Whatever your fishing tale(s) may be, these fish border for scrapbooking ideas are a surefire hook, line and sinker! To create these borders you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Vellum Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Friendly Fish Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scallop & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vellum Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Friendly Fish Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/CNJj2dMR7xs Just Add Water Border Step 1: Cut a 12""x 2-3/4"" strip of butter yellow abstract paint daubs tonal paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/8"" strip of abstract paint daubs tonal paper and adhere on the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of seaweed border designer paper and mount on top. Step 2: Using the Friendly Fish Border Punch, punch a border with each butter yellow abstract paint daubs, soft medium orange stripes, red-orange abstract paint daubs, bright blue waves and aqua abstract paint daubs papers. Adhere the butter yellow border on the border. Cut out various fish from each of the other hues and adhere as desired on the border. Pop a few up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 3: Add embellishments and stickers. Untamed Magic Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of bright blue waves tonal paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of glistening ripples designer paper and adhere on the base. Step 2: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 2"" (at the widest point) piece of aqua fishes tonal paper. Adhere on the border. Step 3: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut two 12"" x 1/2"" ribbons with water ripples vellum paper. Adhere on the border using Vellum Tape Runner Refill. Burnish to hide the adhesive. Step 4: Using the Friendly Fish Border Punch, punch a border with cool stripes designer paper, but turn it to the reverse side before punching. Punch a border with soft medium orange stripes designer paper. Trim off the long fish at the bottom. Adhere on top of the cool stripes fish (they should be going in the opposite direction). Step 5: Adhere embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Fresh Fish Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/8"" strip of fishing net designer paper for the base. Cut a 2-3/4"" x 11-1/2"" strip of soft medium orange stripes designer paper and adhere on the border. Cut a 2-1/2"" x 11-1/4"" strip of mint seaweed designer paper and mount on top. Step 2: Cut three 2-1/2"" x 1"" strips with circling schools of fish designer paper and two 2-1/2"" x 1"" strips with multi-hued blocks designer paper. Adhere on the border as shown. Step 3: Using the Friendly Fish Border Punch, punch a border with cool stripes designer paper (reversing it to the back side before punching). Punch another border with soft medium orange stripes designer paper. Trim two 2-1/2"" sections off both borders and adhere to the border as shown. Step 4: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Do you like to fish? If so, will you be making these fish border scrapbooking ideas? Cast your comments down below! "," Some people have that memorable bucket list fishing trip stirring and swimming in the back of their mind. Maybe it was a remote, smooth stream with simple soft swishes of a fly-fishing line. Others may recall the adrenaline of a deep sea fishing charter experience and reeling in under the strain of a 200-pound (or even a thousand pounder!) monster. Whatever your fishing tale(s) may be, these fish border for scrapbooking ideas","Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Fishing, Layered Borders, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Serene Waters Collection, Tool Technique, Water","Border Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/FriendlyFish_BorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,77236 "Spot This Zoo Themed Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-07-14 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/14/spot-this-zoo-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Eyespots of a peacock tail. Evolving camouflage of a chameleon. Striking stripes of a zebra. Spots of a cheetah. Nature loves patterns! (And let’s be honest, so do scrapbookers!) If you’re longing like a giraffe for something eye-catching, then make this zoo themed scrapbook layout that is zoo-per duper! To create this layout you will need: What A Zoo, Too! Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock (or a White Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Cut a piece of jungle leaves designer paper to 10-5/8"" x 10-5/8"" and adhere on the layout, about 1/8"" from the bottom and right edges. Step 2: Cut a 1"" x 12"" strip of each mustard yellow diamond gird, brown animal spots and zebra stripes designer papers. Align the long side of one strip along the 45-degree line on the 12-inch Trimmer with the top point resting on the cutting edge. Cut off a triangle. Flip the strip to the back side, align again and cut another triangle. Continue this way cutting off triangles until you’ve got seven. Repeat with the other two strips. Step 3: Using the photo as a guide for arrangement, adhere the triangles along the left and top edges, leaving 1/8"" of space all around. Trim the last triangle in half to complete the pattern on the two ends. Step 4: Crop a photo to 5-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mat with a 5-1/2"" x 4"" piece of brown animal spots designer paper. Crop a photo to 3-3/4"" x 5"" and mat with a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of mustard yellow diamond grid designer paper. Mount on the layout along with the “Giraffing me crazy!” mat and zebra stripes journal mat cut in half. Step 5: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What do you think of this zoo scrapbook layout? Is it ""giraffing you crazy?"" "," Eyespots of a peacock tail. Evolving camouflage of a chameleon. Striking stripes of a zebra. Spots of a cheetah. Nature loves patterns! (And let’s be honest, so do scrapbookers!) If you’re longing like a giraffe for something eye-catching, then make this zoo themed scrapbook layout that is zoo-per duper! To create this layout you will need: What A Zoo, Too! Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Au","Animals, Kids, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, What A Zoo Too Collection, Zoo","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/WhatAZooToo_PapersMats_1920x1080.jpg,77751 "Seas The Day With This Water Themed Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-07-13 16:26:02",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/13/seas-the-day-with-this-water-themed-scrapbook-layout/," From boating to jet skiing, paddleboarding and fly-fishing, there are countless activities people can do on or near the water. Well, after you seize the day with family and friends, seas this water themed scrapbook layout so you can remember the good times forever! To create this layout you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock (or a White Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Step 2: Place the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template on top of bright blue waves tonal paper. Trace the middle 4"" semi-circle of the middle of the template onto it. Either cut out with Micro-Tip Scissors or cut using the Circle Cutter set to 4"". Repeat with each of the rest of the circular shapes and various blue papers. Arrange and adhere pieces on the layout, using the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template as a guide for accurate placement. Step 3: Cut four 4"" x 4"" pieces of navy abstract paint daubs tonal paper. Crop four photos to 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mount on top. Adhere on the layout as shown. Step 4: Using the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template, trace and cut “Memories are forever” from a variety mat and another semi-circle with glistening ripples designer paper. Cut a 4-1/4"" circle with White Solid Cardstock and mount the semi-circles on top. Adhere on the layout. Step 5: Add stickers and embellishments. Journal as desired. What water activities do you enjoy most? Will you be making this water themed scrapbook layout after you dry off and come back on land? "," From boating to jet skiing, paddleboarding and fly-fishing, there are countless activities people can do on or near the water. Well, after you seize the day with family and friends, seas this water themed scrapbook layout so you can remember the good times forever! To create this layout you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack&n","Ocean, Project Ideas, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout, Serene Waters Collection, Surfing, Water","Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/SunriseSunsetRecipeTemplate_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,77216 "Grow A Jungle Of Creativity With These Zoo And Animal Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card","Krislyn Mattei","2022-07-12 16:29:23",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/12/grow-a-jungle-of-creativity-with-these-zoo-and-animal-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," Are you looking for a bundle that meets all the koala-fications for you to creative wonderfully wild projects? Then feast your eyes on the What A Zoo, Too! Buy-It-All Bundle — it includes the decorative products in the What A Zoo, Too! collection and the complementing tools, plus BONUS What A Zoo, Too! Puffy Stickers (4/pk) that are ONLY available through this bundle (item not sold separately; this bundle is while supplies last). Are you roaring and ready to see these items in action? Then take a look at these zoo and animal scrapbook borders and DIY card! To create these borders and card, you will need: What A Zoo, Too! Buy-It-All Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Includes the What A Zoo, Too! Puffy StickersBlack, Light Gray & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge included in the Buy-It-All BundleCustom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Deckle & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a look at everything that is included in the What A Zoo, Too! Buy-It-All Bundle. https://youtu.be/pjnkIonxyVM Zoo Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of zebra stripes designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of light blue waves paper and adhere on the base. Cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip of brown animal spots paper and adhere on the border, about 1/4"" from the bottom edge of the light blue waves piece. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of dots paper and adhere above the brown animal spots strip. Adhere a mustard yellow zigzag border sticker and a brown animal spots zigzag border sticker above and below the dots strip as shown. Step 3: Cut a 1/2"" strip of jungle leaves designer paper. Cut into two 2"" lengths and one 2-1/2"" length. Create a ""Z"" shape with the strips, cutting off excess with scissors. Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with jungle leaves designer paper, leaving room all around it. Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle around the small one just cut to create an ""O."" Repeat. Adhere the letters on the border as shown. Step 4: Adhere puffy stickers to the border as desired. What a Zoo Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade, cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of dark brown snakeskin designer paper for the base. Step 2: Using the Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with Black Solid Cardstock. Trim to 2-1/4"" x 12"". Cut a 1"" x 12"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and adhere behind the stripes. Mount on the base. Step 3: Cut a 1/2"" x 12"" strip of mustard yellow diamond grid designer paper and adhere along the left side of the border. Cut a 1-3/8"" x 12"" strip of jungle leaves designer paper and adhere along the right side of the border, leaving some of the zebra stripe showing. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with mustard yellow diamond grid designer paper. Using the inside edge of the same pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with brown animal spots designer paper. Adhere on the mustard yellow circle, slightly offset, and mount on the border. Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with light pink animal prints paper. Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with mustard yellow diamond grid designer paper. Finally, using the inside of the same pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with brown animal spots paper. Step 5: Add puffy stickers and designer stickers to the circles. Adhere the circles to the border as shown. Zoo Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 5-1/4"" x 4"" piece of jungle leaves designer paper and adhere on the front of the card. Cut a 2-5/8"" x 4"" piece of mustard yellow diamond grid designer paper and adhere on top. Step 3: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 1/2"" strip of brown animal spots designer paper and adhere the card, about 1/2"" from the bottom. Adhere a vine border sticker on top, trimming the ends. Step 4: Mount the ""Zoo"" embellishment on the mustard yellow piece. Add puffy stickers and border sticker as shown. What do you think of these animal and zoo scrapbook borders? Will you be making them for your next project? Or will you put together the DIY card and send out to someone you love? Share your thoughts and ideas with us and others! "," Are you looking for a bundle that meets all the koala-fications for you to creative wonderfully wild projects? Then feast your eyes on the What A Zoo, Too! Buy-It-All Bundle — it includes the decorative products in the What A Zoo, Too! collection and the complementing tools, plus BONUS What A Zoo, Too! Puffy Stickers (4/pk) that are ONLY available through this bundle (item not sold separately; this bundle is while supplies ","Animals, Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Creative Memories, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, What A Zoo Too Collection, Zoo","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/WhatAZooToo_BuyItAllBundle_1920x1080.jpg,77770 "Terrific And Photorealistic: Texture Paper For Scrapbooking",melissaullmann,"2022-07-11 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/11/terrific-and-photorealistic-texture-paper-for-scrapbooking/," Dramatic dimension. Alluring aesthetic. Pretty patterns. What do these ingredients make? The latest Totally Tonal Textures collection! As a reminder, each quarter in 2022, new Totally Tonals will be released, and this quarter, we’re talking about all things texture — summer, zoo and autumn — in photorealistic designs! Well, if you’re keen on this iteration, then check out these three layouts that are definitely terrific and photorealistic! (And after you see these stunning sensations, you're going to want these texture paper packs for scrapbooking NOW!) Totally Tonal Summer Textures Layout To create this layout you will need: Totally Tonal Summer Tonal Textures Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Summer Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the starry night sky paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 11"" x 11"". Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Use the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade to cut out nine circles from various papers. Adhere to the layout. Step 4: Cut four pieces from the starry night sky paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to the layout. Cut and adhere four photos that measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"".  Step 5: Adhere border stickers. Step 6: Cut a piece of blue skies/ocean horizon paper to measure 4-1/2"" x 3/4"". Use a scissors to cut a “V” into one end. Adhere to the layout on the right edge of the cardstock.  Step 7: Adhere White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers to the layout for the title. Step 8: Journal as desired. Totally Tonal Zoo Textures Layout To create this layout you will need: Totally Tonal Zoo Textures Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Zoo Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Sans Serif ABC/123 Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the tall bamboo stalks paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut two pieces of the cheetah spots paper to measure 6"" x 6"". Cut each from corner to corner on the 12-inch Trimmer to create two triangle pieces. Step 3: Cut 1"" strips from the other papers. Adhere at an angle along the edge of the squares, repeating with each strip. Trim off any excess with a scissors. Step 4: Adhere the triangle pieces in the corners of the layout. Step 5: Cut two mats from White Solid Cardstock to measure 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"".  Step 6: Cut two mats from Black Solid Cardstock to measure 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere the black to the top of the white mat. Adhere photos that measure 6"" x 4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 7: Cut four strips from the zebra stripes paper to measure 1/4"" x 12"". Adhere to the layout near the outside edges, approximately 1/4"" from the edges. Step 8: Cut four strips from the scaly reptile skin paper to measure 1/4"" x 12"". Adhere next to the previous pieces along the outer edges. Step 9: Adhere border stickers along the angled paper strips.  Step 10: Adhere Black Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers to the layout for the title. Step 11: Journal using a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Totally Tonal Autumn Textures Layout To create this layout you will need: Totally Tonal Autumn Textures Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Autumn Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Serif ABC/123 Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the tree rings paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut two pieces of leaves paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere along the top and bottom edges of the layout. Step 3: Cut two pieces of foggy window with raindrops paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere on the top and bottom edges of the previous strips. Step 4: Cut two pieces of acorns paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere along the top and bottom edges of the previous strips. Step 5: Cut two pieces of burnt orange knitted sweater paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere along the top and bottom edges of the previous strips. Adhere border stickers in between each of the strips. Step 6: Cut two pieces of green linen paper to measure 1"" x 12"". Adhere along the right and left edges of the layout. Adhere border stickers along the edges of the green linen paper. Step 7: Cut three photo mats to measure 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 8: Cut three photos to measure 4"" x 4"". Adhere to the photo mats. Step 9: Adhere Brown Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers for the title. Step 10: Journal as desired using Brown Dual-Tip Pen. Summer, zoo, autumn — which texture paper pack for scrapbooking is calling your name? Will you be making one or all three? Tell us below! "," Dramatic dimension. Alluring aesthetic. Pretty patterns. What do these ingredients make? The latest Totally Tonal Textures collection! As a reminder, each quarter in 2022, new Totally Tonals will be released, and this quarter, we’re talking about all things texture — summer, zoo and autumn — in photorealistic designs! Well, if you’re keen on this iteration, then check out these three layouts that are definitely terrif","Autumn, Creative Memories, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Summer, Totally Tonal, Totally Tonal Textures, Zoo","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/TotallyTonalTextures_1920x1080.jpg,77788 "Sketch Round-Up June 27-July 10","Creative Memories","2022-07-10 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/10/sketch-round-up-june-27-july-10/," From Virtual Crop weekends (like this one!) to Completed Album Challenges, launch days and pop-up promos in between, there is always something going on in the CM world! Another item to add to the design docket? The blog, of course! The blog is a great resource for fresh ideas, innovative techniques and more… including Sketch Round-Ups! It’s true! The Sketch Round-Up is an easy way to get a gamut of scrappy goodies at your fingertips. And this edition is no different — see for yourself with these brand-new ideas! Sketch #1 It's o-fish-al — we're hooked on this water-driven scrapbook layout! Click here to see what it is all about and how easy it is to make. Sketch #2 Hold onto your seat (or sails!), for this beauty of a border will be waving toward the blog soon! Sketch #3 Sketch #3 is zoo-pendous, don't you think? Check it out for yourself by clicking onto this link. Sketch #4 Let your creativity go wild with this single-page layout! Take a peek here to see how to piece it together. Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? The July Virtual Crop may be coming to a close (you have until Sunday, July 10, at 11:59pm CT to submit your layouts!), but the August Virtual Crop will be here before we know it! It's happening Aug. 12-13 (AU 13-14 Aug.), so start prepping your craft areas and print your photos for another monthly marvel in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! "," From Virtual Crop weekends (like this one!) to Completed Album Challenges, launch days and pop-up promos in between, there is always something going on in the CM world! Another item to add to the design docket? The blog, of course! The blog is a great resource for fresh ideas, innovative techniques and more… including Sketch Round-Ups! It’s true! The Sketch Round-Up is an easy way to get a gamut of scrappy goodies at your","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,77989 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-07-09 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/09/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-10/," Saturday, July 9: 1pm CT Woweeee! Talk about a fantastic Virtual Crop! It's hard to believe we are already on the final challenge for this month's event, but it definitely has been a BLAST! Thanks to all who have joined this scrappy and happy event, and remember, you have until Sunday, July 10, at 11:59pm CT to submit your creative goodies for the chance to win prizes! Good luck! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, July 14, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Melissa Ullmann – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Our Moments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, July 9: 1pm CT Woweeee! Talk about a fantastic Virtual Crop! It's hard to believe we are already on the final challenge for this month's event, but it definitely has been a BLAST! Thanks to all who have joined this scrappy and happy event, and remember, you have until Sunday, July 10, at 11:59pm CT to submit your creative goodies for the chance to win prizes! Good luck! For a refresher on VC instructions, ",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/OurMoments_Layout1_1080x1080.jpg,77887 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-07-09 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/09/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-10/," Saturday, July 9: 11am, 1pm CT New techniques. Completed pages. Captivating conversations. It's all here and more and we are loving it! Challenge #5 may be up on the docket, but there's still ample time to show us (and others!) your awesome, scrappy skills! So keep on keeping on and tackle this next sketch challenge! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, July 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Watch the video below to learn some tips and techniques on how to make this sketch (like how to make the triangles you see in the sketch above) with CM Advisor Sheri Tilley! https://youtu.be/JMnIvMc7nqQ Created by Sheri Tilley – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Totally Tonal Summer Textures or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch from CM Advisor Sheri Tilley! Border base is 4""x12"". Triangles are 1-3/4"" squares. Cut in half. Triangles are added with ruler at 3/4"" mark on edge of base. Second row is added with ruler at 2-7/16"". Add third row with ruler at 1-3/8"". Last row is added with ruler at 1-1/8"" mark. Adjust as needed. Trim excess off. Collections Used: Totally Tonal Summer Textures or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brené Brown "," Saturday, July 9: 11am, 1pm CT New techniques. Completed pages. Captivating conversations. It's all here and more and we are loving it! Challenge #5 may be up on the docket, but there's still ample time to show us (and others!) your awesome, scrappy skills! So keep on keeping on and tackle this next sketch challenge! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge ",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Sketch5_FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,77874 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-07-09 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/09/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-10/," Saturday, July 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Good morning, crafters! Do you know what time it is? Why, it's time for the second day of the July Virtual Crop — Challenge #4 is below and we can't wait to see what you make of it! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, July 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some tips and techniques to create sketch #4 with CM Advisor Karen Bayne! https://youtu.be/5zPmTh02U_A Created by Karen Bayne – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: What A Zoo, Too! or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity never goes out of style.” "," Saturday, July 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Good morning, crafters! Do you know what time it is? Why, it's time for the second day of the July Virtual Crop — Challenge #4 is below and we can't wait to see what you make of it! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be a",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Sketch4_FinalLayoutOption2_retouched_1080x1080.jpg,77852 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-07-08 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/08/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-10/," Friday, July 8: 5pm CT | Saturday, July 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We may only be two sketch challenges in, but we’re absolutely loving ALL the dazzling designs — and that's due to your participation and pretty posts! Reminder: Tomorrow is the second day of the July Virtual Crop, but first, let’s end today on a high note with Challenge #3! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, July 14, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Krislyn Mattei – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Super Duper Boy or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, July 8: 5pm CT | Saturday, July 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We may only be two sketch challenges in, but we’re absolutely loving ALL the dazzling designs — and that's due to your participation and pretty posts! Reminder: Tomorrow is the second day of the July Virtual Crop, but first, let’s end today on a high note with Challenge #3! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops ",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/SuperDuperBoy_Layout_1080x1080.jpg,77843 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-07-08 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/08/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-10/," Friday, July 8: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, July 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Oh, yeah... this is absolutely going to be a fantastic and fun Virtual Crop full of good vibes and great creativity. Put on your scrapper's hat and get ready, for Challenge #2 is now here! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, July 14, at noon CT. Created by Mandy Reedyk – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Serene Waters or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, July 8: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, July 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Oh, yeah... this is absolutely going to be a fantastic and fun Virtual Crop full of good vibes and great creativity. Put on your scrapper's hat and get ready, for Challenge #2 is now here! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ ",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Sketch2_FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,77827 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-07-08 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/08/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-9/," Friday, July 8: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, July 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Today is not just a good day, but it's a great day! The July Virtual Crop is here! Let’s get this wondrous weekend bonanza started with Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, July 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tips and techniques on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Cheryl Dippner! https://youtu.be/SU2eYCpC4WU Created by Cheryl Dippner – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: What A Zoo, Too! or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, July 8: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, July 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Today is not just a good day, but it's a great day! The July Virtual Crop is here! Let’s get this wondrous weekend bonanza started with Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474-1.jpg,77810 "Walk On The Wild Side With This Zoo Scrapbook Idea","Krislyn Mattei","2022-07-07 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/07/walk-on-the-wild-side-with-this-zoo-scrapbook-idea/," If you have even taken a trip to a zoo, you know there are so many different mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish and invertebrates to see! From African spurred tortoises to alpacas, Siberian tigers and sun bears, tufted puffins and tarantulas, you’re in for a wild time! Speaking of wild, take a walk on the wild (and creative!) side by making this zoo scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: What A Zoo, Too! Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Stamping Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of animal tracks designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut two 12"" x 1"" strips of navy striped squares designer paper. Adhere one at the top and one at the bottom of the layout. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of light blue waves designer paper and adhere it above the navy striped squares strip at the bottom. Adhere border stickers as shown. Step 3: Crop two photos to 3-3/4"" x 5-1/2"" and mount on two 4"" x 5-3/4"" Kelly green palm leaves designer paper. Adhere on the layout as shown. Step 4: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with mustard diamond grid designer paper. Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with mustard diamond grid paper. Using the same pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with light blue waves paper. Adhere all circles on the layout as shown. Step 5: Adhere a title on the light blue waves strip using letter stickers. Add additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What is a go-to animal you must see at the zoo? Will you be making this zoo scrapbook layout after your next visit? "," If you have even taken a trip to a zoo, you know there are so many different mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish and invertebrates to see! From African spurred tortoises to alpacas, Siberian tigers and sun bears, tufted puffins and tarantulas, you’re in for a wild time! Speaking of wild, take a walk on the wild (and creative!) side by making this zoo scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: ","Animals, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, What A Zoo Too Collection, Zoo","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/WhatAZooToo_ABC123BorderStickers_1920x1080.jpg,77761 "Fish For A Creative Catch With This Water Themed Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-07-06 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/06/fish-for-a-creative-catch-with-this-water-themed-scrapbook-layout/," As the old adage goes, “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work.” Even when the fish aren’t biting, on-the-water days are a great way to spend time with even better company. Well, if you catch fish or don't, or perhaps just want to slow down, relax and enjoy the soothing lakeside, reel in this water themed scrapbook layout — you’ll be hooked! To create this layout you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of butter yellow abstract paint daubs tonal paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 6"" x 4"" cattails variety mat in half. Crop two photos to 3"" x 4"". Adhere along the top of the layout as shown. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of rolling waves designer paper. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut the strip in half lengthwise. Adhere one to the top edge of the layout (overlapping mats and photos) and one to the bottom. Step 4: Mount two 4"" x 6"" photos on two 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" ombré sunset daubs variety mats. Adhere on the layout. Step 5: Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut three circles with a variety of mint papers. Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut another circle. Cut a “V” notch in each to create lily pads. Adhere to the layout along with stickers as shown. Step 6: Journal as desired. Is this water themed scrapbook layout a reel winner? Do you enjoying fishing or being on the water? Tell us everything in the comments below! "," As the old adage goes, “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work.” Even when the fish aren’t biting, on-the-water days are a great way to spend time with even better company. Well, if you catch fish or don't, or perhaps just want to slow down, relax and enjoy the soothing lakeside, reel in this water themed scrapbook layout — you’ll be hooked! To create this layout you will need: Serene W","Fishing, Lake, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Serene Waters Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/SereneWaters_StickersMats_1920x1080.jpg,77213 "Have A Zoo-per Day Creating This Zoo Layout For Scrapbooking","Krislyn Mattei","2022-07-05 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/05/have-a-zoo-per-day-creating-this-zoo-layout-for-scrapbooking/," It’s a jungle out there in the scrapbooking landscape, for the wildly wonderful What A Zoo, Too! collection is roaring a loud presence. Inspired by family trips to the zoo, petting zoo playdates, jungle-themed birthday celebrations and more, these scrapbooking supplies will be a scrappin’ safari for your wild adventures! Well, if you’re in high spirits (like a high-rise giraffe!) for the newest and notable collection, then long for this zoo layout! To create this layout you will need: What A Zoo, Too! Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)What A Zoo, Too! Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bamboo Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle, Oval & Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Deckle Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Standard Hole Punch Check out the whole What A Zoo, Too! collection in the video below. https://youtu.be/DEci2CFw9hg Step 1: Use a piece of the tropical fronds Fast2Fab™-inspired designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Mat a 6"" x 4"" photo with a 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" variety mat and adhere to the middle of the layout. Cut four 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"" squares with various designer papers. Adhere along the bottom dark brown reptile edge as shown. Crop three photos to 2-1/2"" x 2-1/2"" and mount on three of the squares. Step 3: Create the giraffe. Cut the neck with mustard diamond grid designer paper and the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer. With the Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge, punch a zebra stripes border with brown animal spots designer paper. Trim off the outer edge using the 12-inch Trimmer and Deckle Blade. Trim the border off at 1-1/4"" and cut into small three-stripe sections. Adhere sections behind the neck. Make the head using the oval inside the heart Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern and the Red Blade. Punch eyes from White and Black Solid Cardstocks using the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and standard hole punch. Punch eyelashes with a small piece of Black Solid Cardstock and the Bamboo Border Punch. The Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set will also make the nostrils, mouth and “ossicones.” Use a scissors to cut remaining pieces freehand. Assemble and adhere on the left side of the layout. Step 4: Create the lion. Use the same technique as above to create the mane. Using the inside of the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut the head with mustard diamond grid designer paper. Cut the ears, chin and jowls using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade. Cut the inner ears using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Blue Blade. Cut the nose pieces freehand. Punch eyes and eyebrows from White and Black Cardstocks using the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and standard hole punch. Cut the body using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade. Cut the paws using a circle (cut in half) cut from the inside edge of the smallest Custom Circle System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade. Make the tail using a piece from the Zebra Stripe Border Maker Cartridge. Assemble and adhere on the right side of the layout. Step 5: Adhere border stickers, letter stickers and the ""Zoo"" layered embellishment. Add the bird and frog stickers, popping them up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. Are you roaring over this What A Zoo, Too! collection? What are your thoughts on this zoo layout with too-cute-to-handle paper decorations? Chirp up and let us know your thoughts and answers! "," It’s a jungle out there in the scrapbooking landscape, for the wildly wonderful What A Zoo, Too! collection is roaring a loud presence. Inspired by family trips to the zoo, petting zoo playdates, jungle-themed birthday celebrations and more, these scrapbooking supplies will be a scrappin’ safari for your wild adventures! Well, if you’re in high spirits (like a high-rise giraffe!) for the newest and notable collection, t","Animals, Kids, Page Layout, Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Tool Technique, What A Zoo Too Collection, Zoo","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/WhatAZooToo_CollectionLayout_1920x1080.jpg,77692 "Patriotic Projects: USA Scrapbook Ideas For The Fourth Of July","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-07-01 14:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/01/patriotic-projects-usa-scrapbook-ideas-for-the-fourth-of-july/," Did you know: The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated there were around 2.5 million people living in America when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776? Fast forward 246 years, and the States have erupted like a firework to more than 332 million people! (That’s a lot of backyard BBQs and hotdogs, parades and red-white-and-blue gear!) Well, to pay homage to this major midsummer, birthday bonanza of a day, here are two USA scrapbook ideas that Uncle Sam approves of! To create this layout you will need: Stars & Spirit Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Stars & Spirit Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Victorian Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Firecracker Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a 1"" hollow frame from a sheet of blue gingham paper. Step 2: Cut a 1"" hollow frame from an 11-1/4"" x 11-1/4"" piece of rich berry red chevron paper. Align and adhere to the blue gingham hollow frame. Step 3: Cut fireworks paper to 11"" x 11"" and adhere to the middle of the rich berry red chevron frame. Step 4: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 7-1/2"" piece from both rich berry red chevron and dark blue polka dots papers. Step 5: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 2"" piece from both rich berry red chevron and dark blue polka dots papers. Cut diagonally from the middles of the pieces at 2-1/8"" to the bottom-right and bottom-left corners to create triangles. Step 6: Cut an 1-1/4"" square from both the rich berry red chevron and dark blue polka dots papers. Cut the squares in half on the diagonal to create triangles. Step 7: Assemble and adhere the rectangle pieces and the triangle pieces to create two large firecrackers on the layout. Step 8: Use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Victorian Blade to cut two 2"" x 2-1/2"" pieces from the equal parts bold stars-and-stripes paper. Adhere below the firecrackers as shown and use All-Purpose Scissors to cut off the excess overhang. Step 9: Crop photos to 4"" x 3-1/2"" and adhere to the firecrackers. Step 10: Cut two 4-1/4"" x 1/2"" strips from White Solid Cardstock. Adhere in between the photos and journal on. Step 11: Use the Firecracker Punch to punch two firecrackers from dark blue polka dots paper. Adhere as shown. Step 12: Add stickers with Foam Squares for added dimension.  Contiguous US Recipe Template Layout To create this layout you will need: Stars & Spirit Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Stars & Spirit Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Blue Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Contiguous US Recipe Template (with Photo Labeling Pencil & Multi-Purpose Clips) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a closer look at the Contiguous US Recipe Template in the video below! https://youtu.be/cnMHLFo_zQA Step 1: Use a piece of Light Blue Solid Cardstock as the base for the layout. Step 2: Use a pencil to trace the paper pieces as shown or as desired using the Contiguous US Recipe Template. Cut the pieces with the Micro-Tip Scissors and adhere to the layout. Step 3: Use the Photo Labeling Pencil to trace photos as shown or as desired using the Contiguous US Recipe Template. Cut the photos with Micro-Tip Scissors and adhere to the layout. Step 4: To add another photo to the layout, try using the Custom Cutting System Patterns. The layout above uses the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade for the photo and the Green Blade with Light Blue Solid Cardstock for the mat. Step 5: Journal and add stickers with Foam Squares for added dimension as desired. How are you celebrating the upcoming patriotic weekend and Fourth of July? Will you be making these USA scrapbook layouts after all the fun red-white-and-blue festivities are said and done? "," Did you know: The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated there were around 2.5 million people living in America when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776? Fast forward 246 years, and the States have erupted like a firework to more than 332 million people! (That’s a lot of backyard BBQs and hotdogs, parades and red-white-and-blue gear!) Well, to pay homage to this major midsummer, birthday bonanza of a day, here are ","Celebration, Fourth of July, Grilling, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout, Stars & Spirit collection, USA","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/4th-of-July-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories3.jpg,76127 "More Than Eh-mazing: Canada Scrapbook Layout To Celebrate Canada Day","Noreen Smith","2022-06-30 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/30/more-than-eh-mazing-canada-scrapbook-layout-to-celebrate-canada-day/," Imagine a jam-packed day full of snap-crackle-pop fireworks, patriotic parades, BBQs and picnics aplenty, energetic sporting events, brilliant red-and-white attire and numerous high-flying flags with a proudly prominent maple leaf. A spirited and superb mental picture, right?! Well, it’s a reality on the first day of July every year, as that is when the second-largest country in the world enjoys their biggest day — Canada Day! Are you ready to celebrate the eh-mazing Great White North? (Say ""yes!"") Then take a look at this bold and beautiful Canada scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Canadian Pride Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Canadian Pride Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cranberry & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Maple Leaf Recipe Template (with Photo Labeling Pencil & Multi-Purpose Clips) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil & Eraser Take a closer look at the Maple Leaf Recipe Template in the video below! https://youtu.be/OQIZSzdBuxM Step 1: Use White Solid Cardstock to build your template on. Step 2: Place photos in middle of the cardstock and then place the Maple Leaf Recipe Template over top of them. Arrange photos to fill the maple leaf shape. Use the Photo Labelling Pencil to trace the outline of the maple leaf onto the photos and cut out with All-Purpose Scissors. Gently erase any pencil marks with an eraser or a CM Photo Polishing Cloth if you have one. Step 3: Place various papers behind the beaming rays that emanate from the maple leaf, paying attention to the pattern orientation. Trace the outline of a ray shape onto the paper with a regular pencil and cut out with All-Purpose Scissors. Repeat this step for all ray shapes. (Tip: After cutting out each shape, set it onto another piece of cardstock or a 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat, mimicking the placement on the template. When it comes time to build and adhere the design onto your base, the pieces will be easily identifiable!) Step 4: After all photos and shapes have been cut out, adhere the Maple Leaf Recipe Template to the White Solid Cardstock with a dab of Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive on each corner to keep it in place. Adhere all cut pieces into the corresponding negative spaces on the template. When all pieces have been adhered, gently remove the template and rub off any adhesive residue from the corners of the cardstock. Step 5: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 1/4"" strip from all sides of the White Solid Cardstock and discard. Adhere to Cranberry Solid Cardstock layout base to provide contrast. Step 6: Cut a small piece of White Solid Cardstock to use as a journal box. Adhere the journal box and add stickers as shown or desired. How are you celebrating Canada Day? Or will you make this Canada scrapbook layout to document your travels throughout the True North? Either way, share your thoughts with fellow scrappers! "," Imagine a jam-packed day full of snap-crackle-pop fireworks, patriotic parades, BBQs and picnics aplenty, energetic sporting events, brilliant red-and-white attire and numerous high-flying flags with a proudly prominent maple leaf. A spirited and superb mental picture, right?! Well, it’s a reality on the first day of July every year, as that is when the second-largest country in the world enjoys their biggest day — Canada","Canada, Canada Day, Canadian Pride collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/MapleLeaf_RecipeTemplate_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,76158 "From Naptime To Scrap Time: Baby Scrapbook Borders","Krislyn Mattei","2022-06-29 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/29/from-naptime-to-scrap-time-baby-scrapbook-borders/," Decisions on wallpaper patterns or paint shades, furniture, artwork and toys on display are just a few things to think about when planning and decorating a nursery… and that includes the overall theme of the room, too! Themes can vary from a sweet dreams appeal with wispy cloud designs, perfectly pretty florals, zoo animals or cutesy woodland creatures, nautical notes or even just a monochromatic, naturally neutral aesthetic, just to name a few. Another classic theme? Baby duckies! Well, if you want to take that element from naptime to scrap time, then take a look at these baby scrapbook borders that feature darling duck designs! To create these borders you will need: Lullaby Lane Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Girl Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Boy Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & White Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rubber Duck Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Or Hole PunchesCustom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) First Bath Border Step 1: Cut a 12” x 2-3/4” strip of Kelly green plaid designer paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of wooden floor designer paper and adhere to the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12” x safety pin grid designer paper and mount on top. Step 2: Punch seven rubber ducks using various papers. Trim off the beaks of each of these shapes. Punch seven rubber ducks with wooden floor designer paper. Adhere the ducks on top of the wooden floor ducks. Adhere a tiny scrap of Black Solid Cardstock for the eyes. Mount on the border as shown. Place wooden floor wings on each. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with blue hearts boy paper. Adhere the circle to the border as shown. Top with stickers, popping them up with Foam squares for added dimension. Bath Time Bubbles Border Step 1: Cut a 12” x 3” strip of receiving blanket stripes designer paper for the base. Cut a 12” x 1” strip of snackable cereal designer paper and adhere to the border, about 1/4"" from the top edge. Step 2: Using the Rubber Duck Punch, punch multiple times across the length of a piece of blue hearts boy paper to create the scallop waves. Trim the piece to 12” x 2” and mount on the border, about 1/4"" from the bottom edge. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12” x 3/4” strip of blue rubber duckies boy paper. Adhere to the border. Adhere the stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Punch three rubber ducks from ""So much love"" girl paper. Adhere tiny pieces of Black Solid Cardstock behind the eyes. Adhere to the border as shown. Rubber Ducky Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of blue plaid boy paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 11-5/8"" strip of wooden crib bars boy paper. Cut a 2"" x 11-5/8"" strip of scenic landscape designer paper and adhere to the wooden crib bars piece. Cut a notch in both ends. Adhere to the base. Step 3: Punch three rubber ducks with wooden floor designer paper. Flip the paper to the back side and punch two more (so they face the opposite direction). Adhere to the border as shown. Step 4: Punch a bunch of small “bubbles” with White Shimmer Solid Cardstock using the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or hole punches. Adhere randomly to the border. What do you these of these adorable and pastel baby scrapbook borders? Have you been making projects with the Rubber Duck Punch? Give your answer to these questions in the comments section! "," Decisions on wallpaper patterns or paint shades, furniture, artwork and toys on display are just a few things to think about when planning and decorating a nursery… and that includes the overall theme of the room, too! Themes can vary from a sweet dreams appeal with wispy cloud designs, perfectly pretty florals, zoo animals or cutesy woodland creatures, nautical notes or even just a monochromatic, naturally neutral aestheti","Baby, Baby Borders, Border Ideas, Borders, Lullaby Lane Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Baby,Border Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/RubberDuckPunch_LullabyLane_1920x1080.jpg,71333 "Swing Into Action With This Outdoor Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-06-28 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/28/swing-into-action-with-this-outdoor-scrapbook-layout%ef%bf%bc%ef%bf%bc/," We definitely live in an era of video games, technology, TV and social media, but being outside will always have a “like” or a thumbs-up of approval! 👍  Open-air adventures are everywhere and come in various forms of fun — camping, trekking rocky trails, exploring state parks, enjoying yard games, playing on playset in the sunshine… and that’s just the tip of the treetop! Well, if you want to add a park-like feel onto your next project, then swing into creative action by making this outdoor scrapbook layout from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Wildlife Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Embossed Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & Light Blue Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Canoe Wave Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Field Fence Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of burlap designer paper as the base of this layout. Step 2: Adhere the framing forest floor with tall trees laser-cut paper to the base. Step 3: Using the Canoe Wave Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch one canoe from Black Solid Cardstock and one canoe from the bark texture paper. Adhere the bark texture canoe on top of and slightly offset from the black canoe, so that it looks like there is a slight shadow. Cut two 1/8"" strips from the bark texture paper and twist to make a piece of “twine.” Use the Precision Point Adhesive Pen to adhere the twines to the “swing seat” (the adhered canoe pieces). Tie the swing to a branch on the laser-cut tree. Step 4: Use the Field Fence Border Punch to punch a border from the wood planks designer paper and add it to the page. Step 5: Cut four mats from night sky designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Cut four mats from Light Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 4"" x 4"" and add to the night sky mat. Add mats to the page. Step 6: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Use the Brown Dual-Tip Pen to draw lines to journal on. What do you think of the playful nature of this outdoor scrapbook layout? Do you or your little ones enjoying swinging high into the air? Relay your thoughts with us in the comments below! "," We definitely live in an era of video games, technology, TV and social media, but being outside will always have a “like” or a thumbs-up of approval! 👍  Open-air adventures are everywhere and come in various forms of fun — camping, trekking rocky trails, exploring state parks, enjoying yard games, playing on playset in the sunshine… and that’s just the tip of the treetop! Well, if you want to add a park-l","Hiking, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, outdoors, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Leave-Nothing-Behind-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,77577 "June Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Water-Themed Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-06-27 12:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/27/june-completed-album-challenge-plus-a-water-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Ahoy, scrappers! On the creative horizon today is a project AND challenge that will help you rays the bar! Not only are we sharing a happy and hue-tiful water-themed scrapbook layout, but it's also time for the June Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! So crush this two-page spread — featuring the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template — and crush your album goals for a double dose of fun!Remember: If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in June, just completed in June), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #JuneCropDontStop for the chance to win! Here’s an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://youtu.be/x_Lnq3A69ig For ALL the details on the Completed Album Challenge, check out this blog post. And again, if you’re looking for a layout to create to finish your latest album, today’s post can do just that! Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Vellum Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Friendly Fish Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vellum Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use two pieces of White Solid Cardstock (or two White Refill Pages) as the bases for this layout. Step 2: Place the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template on top of abstract ombré daubs designer paper. Trace the center 4"" semi-circle onto the orange section. Either cut out with Micro-Tip Scissors or cut using the Circle Cutter set to 4"". Repeat with each of the rest of the circular shapes and darkening shades of the paper. Arrange and adhere pieces on the layout, using the template as a guide for accurate placement. Step 3: Cut 16 2-5/8” squares with light blue wash, aqua abstract paint daubs, mint abstract paint daubs and teal wash tonal papers. Arrange across the lower halves of each base using the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template as a guide for placement. Cut four 4-1/4"" squares of water ripples vellum paper and adhere on the squares with Vellum Tape Runner Refill. Burnish to hide adhesive. Step 4: Using the Circle Cutter with the dial set at 4"", cut three photos into circles. Adhere on the vellum squares. Using the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template, trace and cut the title from a variety mat and soft medium orange stripes designer paper. Adhere on a vellum square. Step 5: Crop two photos to 3-1/4” x 5-1/8” and mat on two 3-5/8” x 5-3/8” pieces of soft medium orange stripes designer paper. Crop one photo to 3-1/2” x 5-1/8”. Mat on a 3-5/8” x 5-3/8” piece of navy abstract paint daubs tonal paper. Adhere on the layout. Step 6: Using the Friendly Fish Border Punch, punch two borders with red-orange abstract paint daubs tonal paper. Adhere across the bottom of the layout. Step 7: Adhere a scallop waves laser-cut border, embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired. Who’s ready to seas the day and take on the June Completed Album Challenge? Will you be making this water-themed scrapbook layout as the final finishing touch to your album? "," Ahoy, scrappers! On the creative horizon today is a project AND challenge that will help you rays the bar! Not only are we sharing a happy and hue-tiful water-themed scrapbook layout, but it's also time for the June Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! So crush this two-page spread — featuring the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template — and crush your album goals for a double dose of fun!Remember: If yo","#BONUS Challenge, Completed Album Challenge, Family, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Albums, Scrapbook Layout, Summer","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CompletedAlbumChallenge_600x600.jpg,77246 "Sketch Round-Up June 13-26","Creative Memories","2022-06-26 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/26/sketch-round-up-june-13-26/," How do you interpret sketches? Do you follow them to a T with the listed products or do you put your own creative spin on it with your own tools and supplies on hand? No matter the route you take, crafting is never a wrong answer! Put your artful brain to the creative test with these four fresh sketches — it's time for another Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 We're kicking things off with this watery wonder! Click here to see what it's all about. Sketch #2 Sketch #2 is swimming with design success! Follow along with this blog post to see how you can wave it into your next album. Sketch #3 This beauty is part of the #2022JuneBONUS Challenge... have you made it yet and posted to the Facebook Group? Sketch #4 Also using the latest Serene Waters collection is this under-the-sea winner! Take a peek at it here and share your end results, too! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then mark your calendars for the July Virtual Crop, which is happening July 8-9 (AU: 9-10 July) in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! And invite your friends, family, co-workers, next-door acquaintances — everyone you know — so they can join in on the scrappy and happy fun! "," How do you interpret sketches? Do you follow them to a T with the listed products or do you put your own creative spin on it with your own tools and supplies on hand? No matter the route you take, crafting is never a wrong answer! Put your artful brain to the creative test with these four fresh sketches — it's time for another Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 We're kicking things off with this watery wonder! C","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,77436 "Roll In Relaxation With These Water Themed Scrapbook Borders And DIY Card","Krislyn Mattei","2022-06-24 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/24/roll-in-relaxation-with-these-water-themed-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," H₂-oh, my goodness — there's something so relaxing about being on, in or near water. From fishing to frolicking on the beach, surfing and sailing across open waters, maritime memories are worth remembering and reminiscing. And you can pay homage to hydration with these water themed scrapbook borders and DIY card! Dive into these designs! To create these borders and card, you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Rolling Sails Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scoring & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/5jdrPjiZE2A Let the Waves Roll in Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of cool stripes designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of sunset border from the strips designer paper and adhere on top. Cut out one row of squares from the multi-hued blocks paper (about 12"" x 1/4"") and adhere at the bottom of the sunset borders piece. Step 2: Using the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with navy abstract paint daubs tonal paper. Trim to 12"" x 1-1/4"" and adhere just above the blocks strip. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1/4"" strip of soft medium orange stripes designer paper and adhere it behind the diamond cutouts in the wavy laser-cut border. Mount on the border using Foam Squares. Step 4: Add stickers and embellishments. Relax Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of soft medium orange stripes designer paper for the base. Step 2: With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip of mint waves tonal paper and adhere near the bottom of the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of light blue wash tonal paper and adhere near the top. Step 3: Using the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with each bright blue waves, red-orange abstract paint daubs, butter yellow abstract paint daubs and mint waves tonal papers and White Solid Cardstock. Trim the bright blue waves border out to 12"" x 1-1/4"" and adhere to the border, just above the mint waves piece. Trim out the boats from the red-orange, butter yellow and mint borders and adhere as shown. Trim out the sails from the cardstock border and adhere as shown. Step 4: Adhere the starfish border sticker, title sticker and ""Relax"" embellishment. Sunset Sail Border Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 12"" strip of navy abstract paint daubs tonal paper for the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and adhere on the base. Using the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of teal glistening ripples designer paper and mount on top. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut five circles with butter yellow abstract paint daubs tonal paper. Adhere on the border. Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut five circles with sunset designer paper and mount on the butter yellow circles. (Optionally, you may use the two sunrise/sunset embellishments in place of two of them, as this example shows.) Step 4: Using the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from White Solid Cardstock. Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut out sailboat sections as shown. Mount on the circles. Breathe In Breathe Out Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Using the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with sunset designer paper (making sure the paper is oriented sideways). Trim out to 12"" x 5-1/4"". Cut the strip into three 4"" x 5-1/4"" sections. Adhere the darkest section to the card. Trim the other two sections to 3-1/4"" long. Adhere first the orange section, then the aqua section. Step 3: Cut a 4"" x 5/8"" strip of multi-hued blocks designer paper and adhere on the card. Step 4: Add a sticker as a sentiment using Foam Squares for added dimension. Embellish with enamel stickers as desired. Do these water themed scrapbook borders and DIY make a splash? Will you be adding them to your next to-do project(s)? "," H₂-oh, my goodness — there's something so relaxing about being on, in or near water. From fishing to frolicking on the beach, surfing and sailing across open waters, maritime memories are worth remembering and reminiscing. And you can pay homage to hydration with these water themed scrapbook borders and DIY card! Dive into these designs! To create these borders and card, you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pa","Boat, Border Ideas, Borders, Layered Borders, Project Ideas, Sailing, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Serene Waters Collection, Tool Technique","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/RollingSails_BMC_1920x1080.jpg,77231 "Save Your Special Nights Out With This Party Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-06-23 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/23/save-your-special-nights-out-with-this-party-scrapbook-layout/," Who's ready for a party?! (We are, we are!) Whether it's a small get-together with close friends, a surprise birthday celebration, a ball or banquet or even a costume party with props, parties are always such a good time with great people. After the music has quieted down, appetizers are eaten and photos have been taken, make this party scrapbook layout to remember the special night out for years to come! To create this layout you will need: Showtime Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use Mars Shimmer Solid Core Paper as the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut two pieces from the Dark Green Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"". Adhere to the top and bottom edges of the layout. Step 3: Cut, layer and adhere variety mats. Step 4: Adhere photos: (2) 3"" x 4-1/4"" and (1) 6"" x 4"". Step 5: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What celebrations or events would you place atop this party scrapbook layout? What do you love most about the Showtime collection? "," Who's ready for a party?! (We are, we are!) Whether it's a small get-together with close friends, a surprise birthday celebration, a ball or banquet or even a costume party with props, parties are always such a good time with great people. After the music has quieted down, appetizers are eaten and photos have been taken, make this party scrapbook layout to remember the special night out for years to come! To create","Celebration, Memories, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Showtime Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Showtime_StickersAndMats_1920x1080.jpg,76518 "Swim In Complementary Creativity With This Water Themed Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-06-22 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/22/swim-in-complementary-creativity-with-this-water-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Here’s a quick art class refresher — complementary shades are the pairings across that hue-tiful rainbow wheel. Complementary pairs are red and green, yellow and purple and orange and blue… which the latter is a prime example of how pleasing and pretty they are together in this water themed scrapbook layout! See for yourself how opulent oranges and bold blues make project stand out. To create this layout you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Vellum Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock (or a White Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of wavy lines vellum paper and adhere to the right edge of the layout. Put the sunrise designer paper in the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer and align with the right edge at the 1/2"" mark on the far right of the trimmer. Cut a wavy edge. Adhere on the layout. Step 3: Mount a 4"" x 6"" photo on a 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" variety mat and adhere on the layout. Cut two 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" journal box variety mats in half. Crop a photo to 2-3/4"" x 4"" and mount on one mat. Adhere both on the layout as shown. Step 4: Cut an 8"" x 1-1/8"" strip of butter yellow fishes tonal paper. Adhere near the bottom of the layout. Adhere a waves laser-cut border on top and place a lily pad border sticker along the seam. Trim edges using Micro-Tip Scissors. Step 5: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What do you think of the complementary hues on this water themed scrapbook layout? What wonderful, watery memories would you highlight on it? Share your thoughts and ideas with us and others in the comments section! "," Here’s a quick art class refresher — complementary shades are the pairings across that hue-tiful rainbow wheel. Complementary pairs are red and green, yellow and purple and orange and blue… which the latter is a prime example of how pleasing and pretty they are together in this water themed scrapbook layout! See for yourself how opulent oranges and bold blues make project stand out. To create this layout you ","Boating, Decorative Trimmer, Lake, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Serene Waters Collection, Summer, Water","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Serene-Waters-Catalog-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,77242 "Create Cohesive Cards With Tonal Paper For Scrapbooking","Creative Memories","2022-06-21 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/21/create-cohesive-cards-with-tonal-paper-for-scrapbooking/," Today we are throwing some shade... shades of cohesive hues, that is! Just like in fashion, tonal tappings are always trending and in style! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is here to show you how easy it is to express totally and tonally terrific DIY cards — check out these cards using tonal paper for scrapbooking and send out to friends and family! Cards by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this card you will need: Totally Tonal papers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Use any Totally Tonal or designer papers you have on handCoordinating cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal border stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dollop Arch Frame Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Punch of your choice or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 6-7/8"" x 5-1/2"". Use the Dollop Arch Frame Punch to punch the 5-1/2"" sides. Score the punched sides at 1"" and fold along the scored lines. Use this as the card base. Step 2: Using the outside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade, cut a circle from cardstock. Cut the circle in half. Step 3: Cut two circles using the outside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Green Blade from two different designer papers. Cut each circle in half. Adhere to the semi-circle cardstock pieces and then add to the card base. Trim the excess. Step 4: Cut a piece of designer paper to measure 3-7/8"" x 5-3/8"" and add to the card. Step 5: Using the punch of your choice, punch some cutouts with coordinating cardstocks. Add it to the left side of your card using Foam Squares for added dimension. Make sure you can partially insert the right side of your card so that you can keep your card closed. Will you be making a plethora of pretty DIY cards? Have you tested out any of the tonal paper for scrapbooking from 2022? "," Today we are throwing some shade... shades of cohesive hues, that is! Just like in fashion, tonal tappings are always trending and in style! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is here to show you how easy it is to express totally and tonally terrific DIY cards — check out these cards using tonal paper for scrapbooking and send out to friends and family! Cards by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To ","Card Making, Cards, Project Ideas, Scrapbooking Tools, Tool Technique, Totally Tonal","Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Totally-Tonal-Cards-Creative-Memories.jpg,77324 "Take On The #2022JuneBONUS Challenge","Creative Memories","2022-06-20 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/20/take-on-the-2022junebonus-challenge/," Surf's up! Why are we saying that? Well, today marks a new BONUS challenge for you to ride a high tide of creativity! That's right, the #2022JuneBONUS challenge is happening now in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! Gather your scrapbooking papers, tools and photos and wave in this one-page wonder (and for the opportunity to win a cool prize pack)! How to Participate: Review the sketch below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout using whatever products you have on-hand; you do not need to use the Serene Waters collection to be eligible to win. Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, July 3, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 4 July at 2:59pm AET) with hashtag #2022JuneBONUS for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 3 lucky winners total — 2 winners who use any product, PLUS 1 bonus winner who completes the challenge using Serene Waters products.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, July 7, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 3 participants who complete the challenge. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, July 7, at noon CT. #2022JuneBONUS Product used: Serene Waters Collection | CA | AU Remember, you have until Sunday, July 3, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 4 July at 2:59pm AET) to complete your layout and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with hashtag #2022JuneBONUS to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022JuneBONUS Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Micro-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)CM Zero Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock (or a White Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Using the CM Zero Centering Ruler and Navy Micro-Tip Pen, draw a square around the cardstock, 3/8"" from the edges. Step 2: Cut an 11"" x 1-3/4"" piece of sky border from the strips designer paper and adhere along the top of the layout. Cut an 11"" x 2-1/2"" strip of dashed scallops designer paper and adhere along the bottom of the layout. Cut an 11"" x 1-1/8"" piece of teal waves border from the strips designer paper and adhere just above the bottom piece. Cut two 11"" x 1/4"" strips of multi-hued blocks designer paper and adhere as shown. Step 3: Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 5"" and adhere on the left and right sides of the layout. Crop one photo to 3-3/4"" x 4-1/2"" and mount on a 4-1/4"" x 5"" piece of bright blue waves tonal paper. Adhere to the middle layout, overlapping the other photos. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut a circle with any paper, first cutting with the Blue Blade, then (without moving the pattern) cutting with the Red Blade, creating a ring. Cut the ring in half. Repeat nine times with various papers. Using the Repositionable Tape Runner, adhere in the pattern shown on the top and bottom of the layout, adding five of the circles that remained from the rings to the bottom patterns. Step 5: Add stickers using Foam Squares and journal as desired. We are excited to see how you'll go from surf to your craft space turf and make the #2022JuneBONUS challenge! Do you love all the products in the Serene Waters collection and the complementing tools?! For a limited time, you can purchase them ALL with one click with the Serene Waters Buy-It-All Bundle, which also includes BONUS 5x7 Blue Photo Cases, Peekaboo Pockets™ Variety Pack and Photo Trimming Templates that are ONLY available through this bundle (items not sold separately; this bundle is while supplies last)! "," Surf's up! Why are we saying that? Well, today marks a new BONUS challenge for you to ride a high tide of creativity! That's right, the #2022JuneBONUS challenge is happening now in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! Gather your scrapbooking papers, tools and photos and wave in this one-page wonder (and for the opportunity to win a cool prize pack)! How to Participate: Review the sketch below in this post and/or in the","#BONUS Challenge, Custom Cutting System, Ocean, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Serene Waters Collection, Summer, Surfing","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/SereneWaters_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,77044 "Show Love For Papa Bear: Father's Day Scrapbook Idea","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-06-17 14:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/17/show-love-for-papa-bear-fathers-day-scrapbook-idea/," Every year on Father’s Day, we shower the incredible father figures in our lives — fathers and stepfathers, father-in-laws, uncles, grandpas, first-time dads and more. Whether it's Father's Day or really, any day, we should always give props to the papa bear(s) in our life. On that note, you should prob-bear-ly make this Father’s Day scrapbook layout — he’ll so appreciate the handsome homage! To create this layout you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Wildlife Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Appreciate You Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Serif ABC/123 Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Sans Serif ABC/123 Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut pine needles designer paper to 12"" x 1/4"" and adhere to the top of a sheet of wood planks designer paper. Step 2: Cut pine needles paper to 12"" x 2-7/8"" and adhere to the bottom edge of the wood planks designer paper. Step 3: Cut White Solid Cardstock to 12"" x 1/4"" and adhere near the top of the layout underneath the pine needles strip. Step 4: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from White Solid Cardstock. Cut off of the cardstock at 1-1/8"". Adhere the border to the top of the pine needles strip near the bottom of the layout. Step 5: Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip from White Solid Cardstock and adhere underneath the chevron arrows border, leaving a small gap in between the pieces. Journal on the strip. Step 6: Use the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade to cut three mats from White Solid Cardstock. Use the Red Blade to cut three photos. Adhere the photos to the mats and adhere the pieces to the layout as shown. Step 7: Use Micro-Tip Scissors to fussy-cut the bear from the variety mat. Adhere to the layout as shown. Add a title with Brown Serif and Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Step 8: Adhere additional stickers with Foam Squares as desired. Looking for other Father's Day scrapbook ideas? Check out the Treasure You Mini Photo Album (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) & Appreciate You Stickers (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) featured below! "," Every year on Father’s Day, we shower the incredible father figures in our lives — fathers and stepfathers, father-in-laws, uncles, grandpas, first-time dads and more. Whether it's Father's Day or really, any day, we should always give props to the papa bear(s) in our life. On that note, you should prob-bear-ly make this Father’s Day scrapbook layout — he’ll so appreciate the handsome homage! To create th","Appreciate You Stickers, Dad, Father's Day, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Fathers-Day-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,77282 "Be Full Of Glee And Under The Sea: Water Themed Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-06-16 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/16/be-full-of-glee-and-under-the-sea-water-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Yes, we love road trips, adventures in the mountains, camping and more… but there’s also something indulgent and relaxing about a beach or an under-the-water vacation. If you’re daydreaming about the seaside, tranquil rolling waves lapping the shore, sunshine aplenty and swimming with friends and family, then this water themed scrapbook layout is a current project you should undertake! To create this layout you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of cool stripes designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Set the Circle Cutter dial at 10"" and cut a circle with navy abstract paint daubs tonal paper. Set the dial at 9.4"" and cut a circle with mint waves tonal paper. Set the dial at 9"" and cut a circle with circling schools of fish designer paper. Adhere as shown on the layout. Step 3: Crop two photos to 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mount on 4"" x 4"" pieces of soft medium orange rolling waves designer paper. Crop one photo to 3-1/2"" x 2-3/4"" and mount on a 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" piece of navy abstract paint daubs tonal paper, along with the ""Just add water"" embellishment. Adhere all on the circling schools of fish circle as shown. Step 4: Cut a 12"" x 1/4"" strip of navy abstract paint daubs tonal paper and adhere along the bottom edge of the layout. Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of mint waves tonal paper and adhere just above it. Layer and adhere the sea turtles and seaweed laser-cut borders as shown. Step 5: Add embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What memories would you dive into with this water themed scrapbook layout? "," Yes, we love road trips, adventures in the mountains, camping and more… but there’s also something indulgent and relaxing about a beach or an under-the-water vacation. If you’re daydreaming about the seaside, tranquil rolling waves lapping the shore, sunshine aplenty and swimming with friends and family, then this water themed scrapbook layout is a current project you should undertake! To create this layout y","Beach, Family, family memories, Ocean, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Serene Waters Collection, Travel, Vacation","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/SereneWaters_Embellishments_1920x1080.jpg,77209 "Pitch New Possibilities With This Camping Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-06-15 15:35:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/15/pitch-new-possibilities-with-this-camping-scrapbook-layout/," A good old-fashioned tent, pop-up camper, modern RV — it doesn’t matter how you camp and take off your boots and curl up for the night… it’s all about having fun and making memories in the great outdoors along the way! So after you set up your outdoorsy abode, get the campfire roaring, soak up the fresh air while staring off into the yonder and learn about the wildlife around you, make this camping scrapbook layout to hike toward fresh possibilities! To create this layout you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Wildlife Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with the Jumbo Circle Pattern or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the bright teal topography designer paper as your base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 8"" square from the middle of the paper. Cut two 6"" x 4"" photo mats from the 8"" square. Flip the mats over to show the night sky side and mount two 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photos on them. (Save the remaining 8"" x 2"" strip for the tent paper piecing embellishment.) Step 2: Align the burlap designer paper on the 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat and use the Blue Blade around the outside edge of the Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern to cut a large circle. Adhere onto base page, covering up the hollow square frame in the middle. Step 3: Use the wavy blade of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer to cut one 2"" x 12"" strip of hunter green geometric designer paper. Cut one 1"" x 12"" strip of the olive green diamonds designer paper from the opposite side to have two waves instead of three. Layer the wavy strips as shown and adhere over the bottom edge of the burlap circle, about 1/2"" up from bottom edge of base page. Then, add two multi-hued border stickers at the top and bottom of the page as shown. Step 4: To make the tent paper piecing embellishment: Cut a 3"" square of hunter green geometric designer paper, a 5"" x 3"" piece of olive green diamonds designer paper and a 2"" square of night sky designer paper. Mark the middle of one side of the 3"" hunter green geometric square and cut from middle mark to opposite corners to form a triangle. Use edges of triangle to trim sides of olive green diamonds rectangle into a trapezoid shape. Align the left-hand edge of the hunter green geometric triangle with left-hand edge of the olive green diamonds trapezoid and adhere together. Mark the middle of one side of the 2"" night sky square and cut from the middle mark to opposite corners to form a triangle. Flip the leftover pieces over to the bright teal topography side to use as the door flaps, trimming with All-Purpose Scissors to achieve your desired shape. Mount night sky triangle to middle of hunter green geometric triangle and add bright teal “door flaps” to each side. Add trees and leaves stickers on top of wavy olive green diamond and hunter green geometric border, then mount finished tent with Foam Squares for added dimension. Adhere additional stickers on top and in front of tent to complete the scene. Step 5: To make trees paper piecing embellishment: Cut two 3"" x 4"" rectangles from olive green diamonds designer paper and one from hunter green geometric designer paper. Mark the middle of the 3"" side and cut from the middle mark to opposite corners to form triangles. Layer the triangles together and adhere to the page. Step 6: Arrange and adhere matted photos as shown, overlapping the triangle trees and leaving space above the tent scene to journal on. Step 7: Cluster leaves and wildlife stickers on top of triangle trees, using Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 8: Journal with Black Dual-Tip Pen directly on base page along the side of the 8-1/2"" square. Where are your go-to camping areas? Will you be making this camping scrapbook layout to preserve those memories? Share down below! "," A good old-fashioned tent, pop-up camper, modern RV — it doesn’t matter how you camp and take off your boots and curl up for the night… it’s all about having fun and making memories in the great outdoors along the way! So after you set up your outdoorsy abode, get the campfire roaring, soak up the fresh air while staring off into the yonder and learn about the wildlife around you, make this camping scrapbook layout to","Camping, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Wildlife","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/LeaveNothingBehind_Stickers_1920x1080.jpg,75552 "Sudsy, Stylish And Scrappy: Duck Borders For Scrapbooking","Krislyn Mattei","2022-06-14 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/14/sudsy-stylish-and-scrappy-duck-borders-for-scrapbooking/," Ahhh, bubble baths — a time of family bonding with baby and engaging senses, loud giggles, clean relaxation, fun hairstyles, silly bubble beards and splashing around... and until we’re soaking wet, too! (Let’s be honest, many of us also crave a long, hot soak in the bathtub after a busy day!) And to top it all off, the 14th of June is also International Bath Day! So draw yourself a squeaky-clean bath and after you’re relaxed and ready to go, make these duck borders for scrapbooking! They’re all they are quacked up to be! To create these borders you will need: You Quack Me Up Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rubber Duck Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the You Quack Me Up Paper Pack & Rubber Duck Punch in the video below! https://youtu.be/fYk2dX3h6bg Duck Trio Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of light yellow duck collage paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of blue bubbles paper and adhere on the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of white floating bubbles paper and mount on top. Step 2: Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with light blue plaid paper. Using the Green Blade, cut a circle with orange duck tracks paper. Using the Blue Blade, cut a circle with blue bubbles paper. Layer and adhere on the border as shown. Step 3: Using the wavy edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of waves paper and adhere on the border. Step 4: Punch three ducks with light yellow duck collage paper and three ducks with orange duck tracks paper. Cut the beaks off the yellow ducks. Adhere the yellow ducks on the orange ducks. Mount on the border, popping the front one up with Foam Squares. Duck Shadow Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of ombré paper for the base. Cut an 11-5/8"" x 2-5/8"" strip of orange dots paper and adhere on the base. Cut an 11-1/4"" x 2-3/16"" strip of blue bubbles paper and mount on top. Step 2: Cut an 11-1/16"" x 2"" strip of ombré paper. Using the Rubber Duck Punch, punch five duck shapes from it, evenly spaced. Adhere on the border. Step 3: Cut one duck with goldenrod paper and one with orange duck tracks paper. Cut the beak off the goldenrod duck. Adhere a small piece of blue bubbles paper behind the eye and adhere on the duck as shown. Mount on top of one of the duck cut-outs using Foam Squares. Bubble Ducks Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of blue bubbles paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 2-5/8"" x 12"" strip of orange duck tracks paper and adhere on the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of rubber duckies paper and adhere on top. Step 2: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut five bubbles with light blue plaid paper. Adhere on the border as shown. Step 3: Using the Rubber Duck Punch, punch five ducks with goldenrod paper and five with orange tracks paper. Using a scissors, cut the beaks off the goldenrod ducks. Adhere a small piece of blue bubbles paper behind each of the goldenrod ducks' eyes. Adhere the goldenrod ducks on the orange tracks ducks. Mount on the bubbles. What layouts would you use these duck borders for scrapbooking on? Baby showers? Bath time with baby? Feeding little duckies at the local park? Share your project ideas down below! "," Ahhh, bubble baths — a time of family bonding with baby and engaging senses, loud giggles, clean relaxation, fun hairstyles, silly bubble beards and splashing around... and until we’re soaking wet, too! (Let’s be honest, many of us also crave a long, hot soak in the bathtub after a busy day!) And to top it all off, the 14th of June is also International Bath Day! So draw yourself a squeaky-clean bath and after you’re ","Baby, Baby Borders, Border Ideas, Borders, Project Ideas, Rubber Duck Punch, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, You Quack Me Up Paper Pack","Baby,Border Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/RubberDuck_Punch_1920x1080.jpg,76547 "Paddle Toward A New Project With This Water Themed Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-06-13 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/13/paddle-toward-a-new-project-with-this-water-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Water you up to today? Well, one thing for sure is that today marks a sea-nic, high-tide adventure — the latest-and-greatest collection, Serene Waters (full of water-filled wonders, painterly pizzazz and tranquil tones), has set sail! It's perfect for showering your photos and memories of fishing trips, kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding, collecting seashells on the beach, oohing and aahing at exotic fish at aquariums, sunset cruises, watching the sunrise on the horizon and so much more. Let's check out easy-breezy directions on how to make this water themed scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Vellum Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Rolling Sails Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vellum Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Serene Waters collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/BN8ExhRJ924 Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock (or a White Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Adhere a piece of subtle mint daubs vellum paper on top using Vellum Tape Runner Refill. Burnish to hide adhesive. Step 2: Using the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with bright blue brushstroke waves tonal paper. Trim to 12"" x 3-5/8"" and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Cut a 12"" x 3/8"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and adhere 1/4"" from the bottom edge. Cut a 12"" x 5/8"" strip of teal glistening ripples designer paper and adhere above the white strip. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of multi-hued blocks designer paper and adhere above the teal glistening ripples strip. Step 3: Cut a 3-3/4"" x 2"" piece from the “Memories are forever” variety mat. Mat on a 4"" x 2-1/4"" piece of soft medium orange stripes designer paper. Adhere on the border. Top with a turtles laser-cut border and stickers. Step 4: Cut six 3"" x 3"" squares of White Solid Cardstock. Adhere on the layout as shown. Cut two 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"" squares of each cool stripes, soft medium orange stripes and teal glistening ripples designer papers. Mount on the white squares as shown. Step 5: Crop two photos to 3-3/4"" x 5"" and mount on two 4"" x 5-1/4"" pieces of bright blue brushstroke waves tonal paper. Adhere on the layout. Step 6: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. We are excited to see how you'll cascade your creativity with this layout! "," Water you up to today? Well, one thing for sure is that today marks a sea-nic, high-tide adventure — the latest-and-greatest collection, Serene Waters (full of water-filled wonders, painterly pizzazz and tranquil tones), has set sail! It's perfect for showering your photos and memories of fishing trips, kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding, collecting seashells on the beach, oohing and aahing at exotic fish at aquariums, su","Boat, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Serene Waters Collection, Snowflake Trio Punch, Summer, Summer Fun, Water","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/SereneWaters_Collection_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,77144 "Sketch Round-Up May 30-June 12","Creative Memories","2022-06-12 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/12/sketch-round-up-may-30-june-12/," The Worldwide Virtual Crop may be coming to a close (it ends at 11:59pm CT on Monday, June 13, so post all that you’ve made on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!), but scrapping fun is never done! To keep the momentum going, here’s another edition of the Sketch Round-Up! Have you made these projects yet — or are you inspired to now?! Sketch #1 Talk about a VIP status — a ""Very Important Project!"" Click here to see what it's all about. Sketch #2 Sketch #2 is worthy of a scrapbooking spotlight, don't you think? Tag along with this blog post to see how to piece it together. Sketch #3 This celebratory layout will roll out on the red carpet (or rather, blog) soon! Stay tuned for its easy-to-make performance. Sketch #4 Splish-splash style onto your next project with this bath- and baby-inspired layout! Want to learn how to make this cutie yourself? Then follow along with this blog post! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? While the WWVC is nearing the end of its global get-together greatness, we already have the next Virtual Crop planned out and ready for you! It'll happen July 8-9 (AU: 9-10 July) in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page as always! We hope you're looking forward to next month as much as we are! "," The Worldwide Virtual Crop may be coming to a close (it ends at 11:59pm CT on Monday, June 13, so post all that you’ve made on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!), but scrapping fun is never done! To keep the momentum going, here’s another edition of the Sketch Round-Up! Have you made these projects yet — or are you inspired to now?! Sketch #1 Talk about a VIP status — a ""Very Important Project!"" Cl","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,77027 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #12","Creative Memories","2022-06-12 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/12/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-12/," Yeehaw! This has been the best Worldwide Virtual Crop yet! Round of applause to each and every single scrapper who attended this global event (and made it a huge success)! Let's end on the best note possible, shall we? Say hello to Challenge #12! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some great tips and techniques on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Dawn Andrick. https://youtu.be/qv4tGoAaN80 Dawn Andrick and her husband live in Mid-Coast Maine and they have two college-aged sons. In the early 2000s, she began scrapbooking when her friend and then Consultant convinced her to try it out. Fast forward, and she’s loving it even more than ever! She gets excited about CM products, layouts and borders and loves to teach at her crops, but the best part is knowing those layouts and photos will last decades for her customers’ friends and family to treasure. Created by Dawn Andrick – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching June 13 | AU: 14 June) Serene Waters After Mandee Shirley completed her first Creative Memories album right out of high school in 1999, she knew that this was her passion. She loves sharing CM with people who like to preserve their memories as much as she does. Created by Mandee Shirley – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Wide Open Places Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Yeehaw! This has been the best Worldwide Virtual Crop yet! Round of applause to each and every single scrapper who attended this global event (and made it a huge success)! Let's end on the best note possible, shall we? Say hello to Challenge #12! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです ","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch12_Layout1_Dawn-Andrick_retouched.jpg,76944 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #11","Creative Memories","2022-06-12 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/12/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-11/," Good golly! Can you believe we are in the home stretch of the June Worldwide Virtual Crop? There are still two challenges left, but remember, you do have until Monday at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as you’d like! On that note, let's tackle Challenge #11! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. Ashley Johnson joined CM in 2012. Scrapbooking has brought so much joy and purpose into her life and she loves hosting crops and retreats to share that passion. Because of CM, she has made the most amazing friendships and is so grateful for the team she has, as well as her “Crop Crew” friends. Created by Ashley Johnson – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Showtime Diane Robinson has had the pleasure of sharing her love for Creative Memories with her family and friends for over 20 years. Creating timeless albums by preserving the most important events in our lives is what she is most passionate about. Created by Diane Robinson – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Endless Meadows Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Good golly! Can you believe we are in the home stretch of the June Worldwide Virtual Crop? There are still two challenges left, but remember, you do have until Monday at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as you’d like! On that note, let's tackle Challenge #11! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語は","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch11_Layout1_Ashley-Johnson_retouched.jpg,76926 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #10","Creative Memories","2022-06-12 05:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/12/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-10/," Bravo, scrappers! Please give yourself a well deserved pat on the back for the superb creativity you have been showing off! On top of that, you all have been so supportive of each other and giving many compliments. (Give yourself another pat on the back for that, too!). Who’s ready for another layout? Well, Challenge #10 is here and ready for YOU! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to make a heart scrapbook layout as shown in the sketch with CM Advisor Minami Saito. https://youtu.be/hyoiaGPvU5Y Minami Saito is from Tokyo. She has three children — a daughter in fifth grade, a son in third grade and a younger daughter in kindergarten. She never imagined she would become a mother and make albums for her kids, but now she cannot imagine life without her albums. Created by Minami Saito – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Wanderlust Mayumi Makita is from Tokyo. She’s a mother to three boys and one girl. She loves to make albums because they remind her of many great memories and to have the ability to share them with her children and husband. Created by Mayumi Makita – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Homestead Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Bravo, scrappers! Please give yourself a well deserved pat on the back for the superb creativity you have been showing off! On top of that, you all have been so supportive of each other and giving many compliments. (Give yourself another pat on the back for that, too!). Who’s ready for another layout? Well, Challenge #10 is here and ready for YOU! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the det","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch10_Layout1_Minami-Saito_retouched.jpg,76917 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #9","Creative Memories","2022-06-12 01:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/12/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-9/," We're feeling mighty fine, for it's time for Challenge #9! We’re eager to see what you do with this sketch, so let’s get to it already. Have fun! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to create the layered border featured in CM Advisor Jennene Doyle's layout. https://youtu.be/Th8hI2BxvGg Jennene Doyle was introduced to Creative Memories at a friend’s beginner class when she had four young children and lots of photos. She loves everything about Creative Memories, so she became an Advisor. Her children love to get together with her albums and reminisce, reading all that she has written out loud. Now with a grandchild, the photos keep coming and she gets the chance to make more pages and albums to share. Created by Jennene Doyle – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Devotion Maggie Hughes made her first scrapbook in 1971 during travels with her family across the outback and the Nullarbor Plain. She now spends her days rescuing, rehabilitating and relocating wildlife in the outback. She loves her Happy Albums, as she is often away from home on the road, in the bush, in a tent or in the middle of nowhere, and its size and portability is perfect for documenting her “wild” work, everyday living, people and adventures, and adds the photos her sons send to her of their daily work and adventures. Created by Maggie Hughes – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching June 13 | AU: 14 June) Serene Waters And, check out another take on this sketch from Advisor Maggie Hughes! Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," We're feeling mighty fine, for it's time for Challenge #9! We’re eager to see what you do with this sketch, so let’s get to it already. Have fun! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch9_Layout1_Jennene-Doyle_retouched.jpg,76894 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #8","Creative Memories","2022-06-11 21:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-8/," Thank you, thank you, thank you, one and all, for making this Worldwide Virtual Crop a huge success. (Y'all rock.) Let’s keep this wonderful weekend going with Challenge #8! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Watch to learn some techniques on how to create the flags in this sketch with CM Advisor Kanako Hamada. https://youtu.be/2y_K8kGr5wM Kanako Hamada is from Kumamoto. She is a mom to a fourth-grade daughter and sixth-grade son. Her albums have become her family’s treasures. Created by Kanako Hamada – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Endless Meadows Akane Katumoto is from Kumamoto. She has a one-year-old son, five-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son and loves seeing her children’s reactions to her albums. Created by Akane Katumoto – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Our Moments Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Thank you, thank you, thank you, one and all, for making this Worldwide Virtual Crop a huge success. (Y'all rock.) Let’s keep this wonderful weekend going with Challenge #8! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of ","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch8_Layout1_Kanako-Hamada_retouched.jpg,76885 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #7","Creative Memories","2022-06-11 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-7/," The June WWVC has been jam-packed with innovations and inspirations... and we're only at the halfway point! There are still plenty of challenges to take on and enjoy, including the next sketch in the lineup, Challenge #7! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn a paper-saving technique using the 12-inch Trimmer with CM Advisor Beverley Richardson. https://youtu.be/Q-TF76BueYg Beverley Richardson has been scrapbooking since the late ​​’90s when she joined CM as an Advisor. She scrapbooks everything, including tribute albums for her late husband, trips and her three kids and eight grandkids. Her other hobby is family history and this overlaps with scrapbooking quite often. Created by Beverley Richardson – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Sunrays for Days TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tips & techniques to create Sketch #7 with CM Advisor Kylie Kingham. https://youtu.be/0a2bC8W_22Q Kylie Kingham has been scrapbooking since 2002 when she first discovered Creative Memories. After working within the scrapbooking industry for the past 10 years in an educational and marketing role, in addition to being a loyal CM customer for many years, she finally became an Advisor in 2020. She loves creating fun, unique layouts and being able to share techniques and engage with other scrapbookers, all while preserving precious family memories. Created by Kylie Kingham – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching June 13 | AU: 14 June) Serene Waters Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," The June WWVC has been jam-packed with innovations and inspirations... and we're only at the halfway point! There are still plenty of challenges to take on and enjoy, including the next sketch in the lineup, Challenge #7! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Cha","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch7_Layout1_retouched.jpg,76866 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-06-11 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-6/," We love Virtual Crops, and Worldwide Virtual Crops are even better! Have you been sharing this global get-together with family and friends near and far? Send an invite to everyone you know so they can join in on the fun. Speaking of fun, Challenge #6 is definitely a good one, so have a go and let your creativity show! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some great techniques like how to create a hidden program pocket with CM Advisor Suzanne Collins. https://youtu.be/BOIL0XCIzqk Suzanne Collins has been a photo historian since her early teens — ever since her father installed a darkroom in their home. She has been using Creative Memories products for over 25 years and her background in publishing influences her balanced, photo-focused layout style. Created by Suzanne Collins – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Showtime Donna Bowman-Woodall has been scrapbooking for 20 years and has been an Advisor since 2015. She loves memory-keeping and reliving fun times with friends and family through her scrapbooks. Created by Donna Bowman-Woodall – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Cut to 11.5"" x 11.5"". Cut at 1"" all around to make frame. Cut 3.5"" x12"". Cut 3.75"" square to use as frame for middle 3"" x 3"" photo. Collection Used: Wanderlust Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," We love Virtual Crops, and Worldwide Virtual Crops are even better! Have you been sharing this global get-together with family and friends near and far? Send an invite to everyone you know so they can join in on the fun. Speaking of fun, Challenge #6 is definitely a good one, so have a go and let your creativity show! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here.&n","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch6_Layout1_Suzanne-Collins_retouched.jpg,76848 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-06-11 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-5/," One, two, three, four — who out there wants some more?! Four challenges may be down, but there's still so much left in store with this Worldwide Virtual Crop. (Yay!) Ready and waiting for you now is Challenge #5! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to create a fun rainbow border using the Over the Rainbow Punch with CM Advisor Melissa Ullmann. https://youtu.be/HYHvB3pNP88 Melissa Ullmann has been scrapbooking since 1992 when she was given a Creative Memories album as a wedding gift from her grandmother. She spends time in her scrappy space creating and sharing her talents on her “Creative Chatterbox” page, as well as creating marketing projects for Creative Memories. She has a passion for photos, paper and Foam Squares. Created by Melissa Ullmann – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Premium Secret Box #2 Janet Johnson has been a Creative Memories Advisor for nearly 23 years and is a wife, mom and new grandma. She is passionate about helping her customers get their photos off their phones and into completed albums. Created by Janet Johnson – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Lullaby Lane Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," One, two, three, four — who out there wants some more?! Four challenges may be down, but there's still so much left in store with this Worldwide Virtual Crop. (Yay!) Ready and waiting for you now is Challenge #5! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch5_Layout1_Melissa-Ullmann_Retouched.jpg,76786 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-06-11 05:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-4/," Global connections, creative projects, caring insight and compliments... we love seeing all of this (and more!) throughout this WWVC. Challenge #4 is next up — how will you make it your own?! Show us what you've got up your creative sleeve! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some tips and techniques for this sketch with CM Advisor Meredith Croswell. https://youtu.be/yrG1QCxKnSQ Meredith Croswell has been an Advisor since November 2019. She has been a scrapbooker for 25-plus years and was introduced to scrapbooking through Creative Memories. Created by Meredith Croswell  – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Sunrays for Days Tiffany Joskow works in the airline industry, and accordingly, loves travel, beaches and tacos. Scrapbooking has provided her an amazing supportive community and it's a way to create beautiful albums to remember great times, travels and experiences. Created by Tiffany Joskow – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Leave Nothing Behind Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Global connections, creative projects, caring insight and compliments... we love seeing all of this (and more!) throughout this WWVC. Challenge #4 is next up — how will you make it your own?! Show us what you've got up your creative sleeve! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch4_Layout1_Meredith-Croswell_retouched.jpg,76772 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-06-11 01:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-3/," Seeing all of the creative layouts and projects from across the globe has been nothing short of inspiring! Even better, the fun has just begun! There are plenty of challenges coming your way, but right now, it's time to take on Challenge #3! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Watch how to create an adorable dog embellishment with CM Advisor Deborah Kozlovic. https://youtu.be/vVYwX-c-e3Q Deborah Kozlovic was first introduced to Creative Memories in 2001 by a friend and has been a Creative Memories Advisor since 2015. She spends her days in her scrappy room creating with new products and creates albums for her family and grandchildren to enjoy. Created by Deborah Kozlovic – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Welcome Home TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to make a decorative border for this sketch with CM Advisor Anita Panayiotou. https://youtu.be/tE0LOI6jZ4U Anita Panayiotou discovered Creative Memories after attending her first workshop in 2000. At this event, she created a page featuring Christmas photographs of her family and became completely hooked to scrapbooking. Today, she enjoys spending her time in her scrapbooking room surrounded by her stickers, embellishments and punches. Created by Anita Panayiotou – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Our Moments Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Seeing all of the creative layouts and projects from across the globe has been nothing short of inspiring! Even better, the fun has just begun! There are plenty of challenges coming your way, but right now, it's time to take on Challenge #3! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch3_Layout2_retouched.jpg,76752 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-06-10 21:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-2/," Woweeeee! This Worldwide Virtual Crop is going to be one for the books! The first challenge was a smash-hit, and we can't wait to see what you do with the next sketch. Here we go with Challenge #2 just for you! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some tips and fun techniques on this sketch with CM Advisor Ryoko Ueda. https://youtu.be/llO6l_e7mCQ Ryoko Ueda lives and works in Tochigi. She and her husband have two boys, ages nine and 11. Recently, she has enjoyed hosting hybrid events. Created by Ryoko Ueda – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Our Moments Eiko Furukawa and her husband have two daughters, ages two and five. She has found Creative Memories to be a great source of emotional support during these times — by making albums, she takes care of her mental health and her children love to turn the pages. Created by Eiko Furukawa – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Easter Blessings Theme Pack Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Woweeeee! This Worldwide Virtual Crop is going to be one for the books! The first challenge was a smash-hit, and we can't wait to see what you do with the next sketch. Here we go with Challenge #2 just for you! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges ","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch2_Layout1_Ryoko-Ueda_retouched.jpg,76736 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-06-10 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-1/," Welcome one and all to the June 2022 Worldwide Virtual Crop! Who is ready for three days of crop-tastic sketches and the chance to win an exclusive album cover? (Hint: The cover is bursting with beauty!) Let's get to it, shall we? Here is Challenge #1 to kick off this global get-together! Welcome to the 2022 Secret Box #2 Big Reveal! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/7q6yiwdyc5 Creative Memories Advisors from around the world have created layouts for YOU! Every 4 hours, you will receive a new sketch to create. Review all posting times here. First, a few things to note: If it’s your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you’d like a quick walk-through of what to expect before we get started, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらですTHIS IS A FREE EVENT. If you see anything asking you to enter credit card information, it is NOT LEGITIMATE.You can participate using traditional scrapbooking products, Digital Artwork and/or Custom Themes from the Creative Memories website. For instructions on participating digitally, please see the bottom of this post. Japanese Translation: このイベント内で、クレジットカード情報を取得しようとするスパムコメントが投稿されています。本イベントは無料ですので、クレジットカード番号を聞かれても決して入力しないでください。 The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. Worldwide Virtual Crop Challenge #1:  If you haven’t already done so, join the Creative Memories Virtual Crop Facebook Group! You can find instructions on how to join here. Note: This is a Facebook Group and not a Facebook Event. Therefore, you only need to join once, so if you’ve already joined, you’re all set!During the crop, log in to the Creative Memories Virtual Crop Facebook Group and click on the “Featured” tab to view the pinned post for the most current challenge. The challenge number will be posted on the sketch.Click the link for the challenge, which will take you here — our blog. (HINT: If you’ve subscribed to the blog already, the challenges will be emailed to you directly as all other blog posts are and you can skip this step.) The challenge instructions will be posted here on the blog. OR click on “Media” > “Albums” in the Facebook Group to view the sketches there. To see past challenges you may have missed, click on “Featured” in the Facebook Group.Create a layout following the sketch below.Take a photo of your completed project.Post the photo of your completed page or spread in the Creative Memories Virtual Crop Facebook Group AND add the correct hashtag with your post: #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, #2022WWVC3, etc., to the caption/comments. You will add the hashtag that matches the challenge you are submitting. Feel free to use other hashtags as well, such as #CreativeMemories, but BE SURE to include #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., so we can find your post. For Instagram users, you will need to add #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., so your post can be found. Note: When submitting your challenge, be sure to create your own post and don’t “comment” on someone else’s to ensure we see your entry.You have the entire event to submit all 12 challenges (some will post while you are sleeping) but all submissions must be received by June 13 at 11:59pm CT. View challenge times in your time zone here. Keep refreshing the Virtual Crop Facebook Group to see others' masterpieces! TUTORIAL: Learn tips & techniques with CM Advisor Esther Summers on how to make this sketch. https://youtu.be/FPH6VzZX78E Esther Summers is an Advisor in Tennessee and has been one for 22-plus years. Her team motto is “Telling our story with a pen, a picture and an album.” Created by Esther Summers – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Essential Secret Box #2 Beckie Belote has been supporting her family by being an Advisor since 1997 in Newport News, Va. She believes she has the best “family” of scrapbookers on the planet and loves designing scrapbook layouts for the CM community.   Created by Beckie Belote – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Essential Secret Box #2 Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Welcome one and all to the June 2022 Worldwide Virtual Crop! Who is ready for three days of crop-tastic sketches and the chance to win an exclusive album cover? (Hint: The cover is bursting with beauty!) Let's get to it, shall we? Here is Challenge #1 to kick off this global get-together! Welcome to the 2022 Secret Box #2 Big Reveal! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/7q6yiwdyc5 Creative Memories Ad","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/June2022_WWVC_SocialGraphics_794x474_CM.jpg,76690 "Double The Drama: Fan Borders for Scrapbooking",melissaullmann,"2022-06-09 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/09/double-the-drama-fan-borders-for-scrapbooking/," The Showtime collection is not only about glitz and glam parties, milestone celebrations and superb performances, but it also encapsulates the everlasting influences of the Art Deco era, which you can see strewn through the collection with linear decorations, sweeping curves and geometric motifs. If you want to amp up this aesthetic even more, then the Double Fan Chain Border Maker Cartridge is a must-have tool! It also emulates a classic design from this artistic movement — the fanning, sunburst pattern! Don’t just take our word for it — see how this tool doubles the dynamic drama with these fan borders for scrapbooking. To create these borders and card, you will need: Showtime Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Border Maker System with Double Fan Chain Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Double Fan Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/Pr1Ra4PYSd4 It’s Party Time Card Step 1: Use a blank card from the Blank Card Kit as the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock to measure 5-1/4"" x 4"". Adhere to card. Step 3: Cut a piece of Eggplant Solid Cardstock to measure 5"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to card. Step 3: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Double Fan Chain Cartridge, punch two borders from black dots and stripes designer paper. Step 4: Cut a piece of Fine Gold Shimmer Solid Core Paper to measure 4-3/4"" x 3-1/2"". Adhere the borders to the fine gold paper. Trim off any excess with a scissors. Step 5: Adhere a sticker for a sentiment. Adhere gems as desired. Star Border Step 1: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Double Fan Chain Cartridge, punch two borders from Fine Gold Shimmer Solid Core Paper. Step 2: Punch two borders with the Double Fan Chain Cartridge from Eggplant Solid Cardstock.  Step 3: Adhere the eggplant borders so that it is offset from the fine gold borders. Step 4: Cut a piece of emerald green feather fan designer paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere the layered borders on each side of the emerald green strip. Step 5: Cut a piece of navy Art Deco chevron designer paper to measure 12"" x 2-1/4"". Adhere the previous pieces onto this piece. Step 6: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a piece of Fine Gold Shimmer Solid Core Paper measure 12"" x 2-1/2"". Adhere the previous pieces to the top of this piece. Step 7: Adhere embellishments and gems as desired. Use Foam Squares on some embellishments for added dimension. Laugh Border Step 1: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Double Fan Chain Cartridge, punch two borders with the gold Art Deco scallop fans designer paper.  Step 2: Cut a piece of emerald green feather fan designer paper to measure 2"" x 12"". Adhere the gold borders along the back edges of this piece. Step 3: Cut a piece of navy Art Deco chevron designer paper to measure 1-3/4"" x 12"". Adhere to the border. Step 4: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from gold starbursts tonal paper. Step 5: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from emerald green feather fan designer paper. Step 6: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade, cut a circle from navy Art Deco chevron designer paper. Step 7: Adhere all of the circles to each other as shown. Step 8: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Double Fan Chain Cartridge, punch two borders with the gold Art Deco scallop fans designer paper. Step 9: Using your Micro-Tip Scissors, snip slightly in between each “fan.” Then adhere from the back side of the largest circle. Adhere to the border. Step 10: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the border, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Are these fan borders for scrapbooking up your creative alley? What projects would you make with this BMC? Share your thoughts, ideas, innovations and more in the comments below! "," The Showtime collection is not only about glitz and glam parties, milestone celebrations and superb performances, but it also encapsulates the everlasting influences of the Art Deco era, which you can see strewn through the collection with linear decorations, sweeping curves and geometric motifs. If you want to amp up this aesthetic even more, then the Double Fan Chain Border Maker Cartridge is a must-have tool! It also emula","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Showtime Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/DoubleFanChain_BMC_1920x1080.jpg,76525 "Bask In This Summer Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-06-08 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/08/bask-in-this-summer-scrapbook-layout/," What's on your summer bucket list? Hike some local trails? Go hammocking by the lake? Have a grill out with people on your street? Camp in the backyard? Throw water balloons at friends or run through the sprinklers? Enjoy relaxing beach days or walk the boardwalk? No matter the checklist, there's so much to relish about the warm-weather months! Here's another to-do to add to your seasonal docket — making this summer scrapbook layout from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Sunrays for Days Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Goldenrod & Hot Fudge Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Border Maker System with Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of blue skies designer paper as the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of waves Fast2Fab™-inspired paper at 4-1/2"". Fussy cut the waves as shown. Flip the remaining piece and add it to the base at 1"" from the top. Add the waves patterned paper to the bottom of the page. Step 3: Use the Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from the sandy waves Fast2Fab™-inspired paper and Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Cut the borders at 1"" width and add to the base, overlapping each other to give a three-dimensional look. Step 4: Cut two photo mats from a piece of Goldenrod Solid Cardstock to measure 4-3/8"" x 6-3/8"". Cut two photo mats from a piece of beach towel stripes designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"" and add to the cardstock mats. Step 5: Adhere the ""Summer"" laser-cut border, stickers and mats, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What fun-in-the-sun memories would you let bask on this summer scrapbook layout? What have you been loving most about the Sunrays for Days collection? Share, share and share some more with us and others! "," What's on your summer bucket list? Hike some local trails? Go hammocking by the lake? Have a grill out with people on your street? Camp in the backyard? Throw water balloons at friends or run through the sprinklers? Enjoy relaxing beach days or walk the boardwalk? No matter the checklist, there's so much to relish about the warm-weather months! Here's another to-do to add to your seasonal docket — making this summer scrapbo","Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Summer, Summer Fun, Summertime, Sunrays for Days Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/sunrays-for-days-summer-scrapbook-layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,76804 "Give Your Memories The Performance Of A Lifetime With This Theatre Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-06-07 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/07/give-your-memories-the-performance-of-a-lifetime-with-this-theatre-scrapbook-layout/," Plays, musicals, melodramas, community-based performances — all of these collaborative art forms immerse you in the storyline right away. And when you add in the costumes, songs, dialogue, sets, choreography, lighting, cast (the list goes on!), you’ll be on the edge of your seat until the curtain closes. Whether you are the performer or watching the performance of a lifetime, take a look at this theatre scrapbook layout that will set the stage for your next project! To create this layout you will need: Showtime Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the Black Shimmer Solid Core Paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut out 44 pieces of a variety of papers/cardstock to measure 1"" squares. Adhere along the outer edge of the layout, all the way around, as shown. Step 3: Cut photo mats from Fine Gold Shimmer Solid Core Paper to measure (2) 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and (1) 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 4: Adhere photos that measure (2) 4"" x 4"" and (1) 6"" x 4"". Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What showstopping memories would you put on with this theatre scrapbook layout? Do you like the dramatics of the Showtime collection? "," Plays, musicals, melodramas, community-based performances — all of these collaborative art forms immerse you in the storyline right away. And when you add in the costumes, songs, dialogue, sets, choreography, lighting, cast (the list goes on!), you’ll be on the edge of your seat until the curtain closes. Whether you are the performer or watching the performance of a lifetime, take a look at this theatre scrapbook layout t","Celebration, Drama, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Showtime Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Showtime_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,76497 "Walk This Way: Be A Trailblazer With This National Parks Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-06-06 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/06/walk-this-way-be-a-trailblazer-with-this-national-parks-scrapbook-layout/," Walking or hiking through the woods, mountains, fields (any earthy landscape on this planet!) has been shown time and time again to improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, increase oxygen levels, strengthen your muscles and more health benefits, on top of bringing a sense of peace, solitude and calmness as one ponders soaring birds or on-the-ground animal tracks, species of trees and vegetation and babbling brooks and rivers… instead of dentist appointments or your car’s next oil change. Well, after your next trailblazing trek, walk this way to your next project — a national parks scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Wildlife Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the olive green diamonds designer as the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 10"" square from the middle of the paper. Cut two 6"" x 4"" photo mats from the 10"" square and set aside. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut an 11-1/2"" square from the burlap designer paper. Align and adhere on base page over the hollow square frame. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut two sections of the geometric herringbone laser-cut paper, using the vertical strips between the diagonal sections as a guide. Adhere the cut laser-cut paper onto bright teal topography designer paper with the Repositionable Tape Runner, aligning one edge. Cut off excess teal topography paper with the 12-inch Trimmer. Adhere this layered laser border along right-hand edge of burlap square as shown. Step 4: Mount two 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photos onto the 6"" x 4"" olive green diamonds photo mats cut in Step 1. Adhere to page, aligned with the left edge of laser border. Step 5: Mount a pine needles border sticker on Foam Squares and place between the photos, trimming off excess with All-Purpose Scissors. Add sticker clusters as shown or desired, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal on the burlap paper below the photos with a Dual-Tip Pen. Where do you like to go hiking or walking in nature? Do you like the added appeal of the laser-cut paper on this national parks scrapbook layout? "," Walking or hiking through the woods, mountains, fields (any earthy landscape on this planet!) has been shown time and time again to improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, increase oxygen levels, strengthen your muscles and more health benefits, on top of bringing a sense of peace, solitude and calmness as one ponders soaring birds or on-the-ground animal tracks, species of trees and vegetation and babbling brooks and ","Hiking, Laser Cut Paper, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, outdoors, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/LeaveNothingBehind_LaserCutPapers_1920x1080.jpg,75544 "Cast Your Memories Into The Spotlight With This Red Carpet Themed Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-06-03 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/03/cast-your-memories-into-the-spotlight-with-this-red-carpet-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Who loves a good party? Whether you’re turning 18 or 88, birthday parties and celebrations are full of music, food, games, photo ops with props, fun, and of course, the star of the birthday show! Well, today we are shining the spotlight on a red carpet themed scrapbook layout — literally — with a DIY spotlight design! So bring on the confetti, balloons and raise your glasses to this showstopper!   To create this layout you will need: Showtime Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Flocked Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use Eggplant Solid Cardstock as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut the Fine Gold Shimmer Sold Core Paper to create the “spotlight.” Measure in from the top-left corner, marking at 3"" and 6"". Cut from those markings to the bottom outside corners. Adhere this piece to the black stars tonal paper. Cut a piece from the Black Shimmer Solid Core Paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 2"". Round the bottom two corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Adhere to the top edge of the “spotlight,” trimming off any excess with a scissors. Cut a piece from the Fine Gold Shimmer Solid Core Paper to measure 3-1/2"" x 1/2"". Use the 2-Way Corner Rounder on the bottom two corners. Adhere along the black shimmer piece. Then, trim the entire piece to measure 11-1/2” x 11-1/2”. Adhere to the base.  Step 3: Cut two photo mats from the Eggplant Solid Cardstock to measure 4-1/4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 4: Cut two photos to 4” x 5”. Adhere to the mats. Step 5: Adhere embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What birthday memories or parties would you highlight on this red carpet themed scrapbook layout? "," Who loves a good party? Whether you’re turning 18 or 88, birthday parties and celebrations are full of music, food, games, photo ops with props, fun, and of course, the star of the birthday show! Well, today we are shining the spotlight on a red carpet themed scrapbook layout — literally — with a DIY spotlight design! So bring on the confetti, balloons and raise your glasses to this showstopper!   To cre","Birthday, Celebration, Creative Memories, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Showtime Collection","Birthday,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Showtime_Embellishments_1920x1080.jpg,76511 "Shovel In The Summer Memories: Sandcastle Borders For Scrapbooking",melissaullmann,"2022-06-02 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/02/shovel-in-the-summer-memories-sandcastle-borders-for-scrapbooking/," Sand, shovels, a bucket and a whole lot of imagination — it’s constructing sandcastles! Beaches offer plenty of room to build these sandy sculptures, and it’s not uncommon to see them dotting the shorelines. (You can also build them in summery sandboxes, of course!) Well, today’s blog offers three sand-sational sandcastle borders for scrapbooking that are dandy and sandy! To create these borders you will need: Sunrays for Days Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blue, Light Blue, Navy & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Border Maker System with Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/sMZoWbjoIO0 Sunkissed Border Step 1: Cut a piece of Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 2-3/4"". Round the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Step 2: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 11-1/4"" x 2-1/4"".  Step 3: Using the Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge in the Original Border Maker System, punch five borders from various designer papers. Adhere so that the first one touches the top edge of the white cardstock. Then overlap the remaining borders as shown. Adhere a border sticker along the bottom edge of the sandcastles. Trim any excess with a scissors that hangs off the white cardstock edge. Round the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Adhere to the base of the border. Step 4: Cut a piece of Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 3-1/2"" x 2-1/2"". Round the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Step 5: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 3"" x 2"". Round the corners. Adhere to the blue cardstock piece. Step 6: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Adhere this piece to the border base. Time for an Adventure Border Step 1: Using the Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge in the Original Border Maker System, punch along an edge of Navy Solid Cardstock.  Step 2: Using the Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge in the Original Border Maker System, punch along the edge of the tan summer-themed word art designer paper. Adhere to the top of the navy cardstock piece, leaving a slight shadow behind the sandcastles. Cut bottom edge at 2-1/2"".  Step 3: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere to the border. Step 4: Cut a piece of flip-flops designer paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere to the navy cardstock strip. Step 5: Adhere a sticker using Foam Squares for added dimension. Fun Beach Days Border Step 1: Cut a piece of pineapple grid designer paper to measure 12"" x 2-3/4"" for the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece of blue skies designer paper to measure 12"" x 2-1/2"". Adhere to the base. Step 3: Cut a circle from the yellow paper With the outside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from pineapple grid designer paper. Adhere to the border. Step 4: Using the Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge in the Original Border Maker System, punch two borders from the tan waves Fast2Fab™-inspired paper, then cutting at 1-1/4"".  Step 5: Cut two strips of Light Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 1/4"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the tan waves paper. Step 6: Using the outside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from the blue waves designer paper.  Step 7: Adhere the border strips to the top of the blue waves paper as shown. Cut any excess with a scissors.  Adhere to the middle of the pineapple grid circle on the border. Step 8: Using the outside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle form Light Blue Solid Cardstock. Then align the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern on top of it, cutting on the outside edge with the Red Blade. Adhere the “ring” to the top of the circle on the border using Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 9: Adhere stickers using Foam Squares for added dimension. Have you played around with the Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge? What do you think of these sandcastle borders? Relay your thoughts and opinions with us and others! "," Sand, shovels, a bucket and a whole lot of imagination — it’s constructing sandcastles! Beaches offer plenty of room to build these sandy sculptures, and it’s not uncommon to see them dotting the shorelines. (You can also build them in summery sandboxes, of course!) Well, today’s blog offers three sand-sational sandcastle borders for scrapbooking that are dandy and sandy! To create these borders you will ne",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SandcastlesBMC_1920x1080.jpg,76084 "This Bath Scrapbook Layout (Featuring Duck Papers!) Is A Splish-Splash Success","Krislyn Mattei","2022-06-01 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/01/this-bath-scrapbook-layout-featuring-duck-papers-is-a-splish-splash-success/," “Oh, rubber duckie, you’re the one. You make bath time lots of fun!” — Ernie, Sesame Street It’s cute, it’s iconic, it’s squeaky and it helps out parents and grandparents to corral reluctant kiddos to the tub for a much needed rub-a-dub-scrub. And with International Bath Day coming up on the 14th of June, we wanted to share some bubbly clean fun with the You Quack Me Up Paper Pack (which is also a perfect complement to the Rubber Duck Punch!). It’s perfect for baby showers, bath time moments amidst all the soapy bubbles, feeding duckies at the park and much more. See how this bath scrapbook layout is all it's quacked up to be featuring duck papers! To create this layout you will need: You Quack Me Up Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rubber Duck Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the You Quack Me Up Paper Pack & Rubber Duck Punch in the video below! https://youtu.be/fYk2dX3h6bg Step 1: Use the ombré paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut three circles with light bubbles paper. Cut in half and arrange across the bottom of the layout. Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and all three blades, cut several circles with a variety of papers. Adhere along the top of the layout. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of waves paper and adhere just above the half circles at the bottom. Cut two 12"" x 1/4"" strips of plaid paper. Adhere one just above the waves strip. Adhere the other just below the circles, about 1-1/2"" from the top edge. Step 4: Using the Rubber Duck Punch, punch three ducks with light yellow duck collage paper, three ducks with goldenrod paper and six ducks with orange duck tracks paper. Trim off the beaks from the yellow and goldenrod ducks. Place a scrap of blue bubbles paper behind the eyes, then adhere the light yellow and goldenrod ducks on the orange ducks. Adhere goldenrod wings on the light yellow ducks and light yellow wings on the goldenrod ducks. Mount all on the waves strip. Step 5: Crop a photo to 4"" x 5-3/4"" and mount on a 4-1/2"" x 6-1/4"" piece of orange duck tracks paper. Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Adhere all on the layout. Step 6: Journal as desired. Does this bath scrapbook layout fit the creative bill? What do you think of the duck papers from the You Quack Me Up Paper Pack? Share your squeaky-clean thoughts in the comments below! "," “Oh, rubber duckie, you’re the one. You make bath time lots of fun!” — Ernie, Sesame Street It’s cute, it’s iconic, it’s squeaky and it helps out parents and grandparents to corral reluctant kiddos to the tub for a much needed rub-a-dub-scrub. And with International Bath Day coming up on the 14th of June, we wanted to share some bubbly clean fun with the You Quack Me Up Paper Pack (which is also a perfect com","Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Rubber Duck Punch, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, You Quack Me Up Paper Pack","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/YouQuackMeUp_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,76540 "Label Layouts With A VIP Status With This Red Carpet Themed Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-05-31 15:45:40",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/31/label-layouts-with-a-vip-status-with-this-red-carpet-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Lights, camera, action! Bravo! Encore! Take a bow! We’re not just randomly stating these words and phrases… we’re all about your star status moments, for the Showtime collection is now in the spotlight! What’s this dressed to the nines collection all about? Special moments like charity balls or galas, prom, attending a play, opera or symphony, glitzy parties, band recitals, talent shows and more — those pictures and memories that are worth a round of applause! See for yourself with this red carpet themed scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Showtime Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Flocked Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Showtime collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/gSvUq-TgVJ4 Step 1: Use the gold starbursts tonal piece paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut four pieces of navy bursts designer paper to measure 1/2"" x 12"". Cut the ends at a 45-degree angle to miter the corners. Adhere to the layout along the outside edges. Step 3: Cut a piece of the filmstrips designer paper to measure 11"" x 1"". Adhere along the top of the layout. Step 4: Cut three photo mats from the Mars Shimmer Solid Core Paper to measure (2) 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and (1) 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Photo sizes will be (2) 4"" x 4"" and (1) 6"" x 4"". Step 5: Cut a variety mat in half. Adhere to the layout, tucking behind the lower photo. Step 6: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you think of the show-stopping Showtime collection? Will you be making (or interpreting) this red carpet themed scrapbook idea? Share your project ideas with this collection! "," Lights, camera, action! Bravo! Encore! Take a bow! We’re not just randomly stating these words and phrases… we’re all about your star status moments, for the Showtime collection is now in the spotlight! What’s this dressed to the nines collection all about? Special moments like charity balls or galas, prom, attending a play, opera or symphony, glitzy parties, band recitals, talent shows and more — those pictures ","Celebration, New Years, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Showtime Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Showtime_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,76471 "Sketch Round-Up May 16-29","Creative Memories","2022-05-29 11:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/29/sketch-round-up-may-16-29/," We're all sunshine and smiles, for today's Sketch Round-Up features just that — sunshine, smiles and scrapbooking fun! Each of the four sketches features items from the Sunrays for Days collection, but you can totally make it your own with any collection! Give these a go, play with your own products and let your creativity beam like a brilliant summer's day! Sketch #1 We're kicking things off with the #MayBONUS challenge! Have you taken part in the challenge on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group? If you haven't yet, you totally should — click here to see what it's all about and how to make this stunner yourself! Sketch #2 This layout screams ""Beach day!"" loud and clear! Simply follow along with this blog post to see how to piece it all together. Sketch #3 Talk about a warm-weather wonder! Make it ASAP by following along with this blog post! Sketch #4 Turn up the heat with this sketch! It'll be coming to the blog soon, so stay tuned! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Well, do we have good news for you then! The next iteration of a Virtual Crop is the Worldwide Virtual Crop, happening June 10-12 (AU: 11-13 June)! Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page (if you haven't already!) and share with anyone who you think might be interested in awesome creativity, connections and crafting! "," We're all sunshine and smiles, for today's Sketch Round-Up features just that — sunshine, smiles and scrapbooking fun! Each of the four sketches features items from the Sunrays for Days collection, but you can totally make it your own with any collection! Give these a go, play with your own products and let your creativity beam like a brilliant summer's day! Sketch #1 We're kicking things off with the #M","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,76406 "A Remembrance To Those Who Have Fallen: Memorial Day Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-05-27 14:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/27/a-remembrance-to-those-who-have-fallen-memorial-day-scrapbook-layout/," On the last Monday of May, many Americans commemorate Memorial Day — an observance that was first established (then called Decoration Day) years after the Civil War, in 1868, as a time to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers. Fast forward to today, and people hold family gatherings, visit cemeteries or memorials and participate in red-white-and-blue parades. We salute to the military personnel who sacrificed their lives for our freedom with this Memorial Day scrapbook layout. ""Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay."" — Barack Obama To create this layout you will need: Stars & Spirit Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Stars & Spirit Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cross Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut seersucker paper to 12"" x 3/8"" and adhere about 1/8"" from the top of the kraft tan paper. Step 2: Cut White Solid Cardstock to 12"" x 1/2"" and adhere underneath the seersucker strip. Step 3: Cut White Solid Cardstock to 12"" x 1-1/2"" and adhere to the bottom of the page. Step 4: Use 12-inch Decorative Trimmer on the swell side to cut bold stars-and-stripes paper to 12"" x 5-1/4"". Step 5: Use the Cross Punch to punch nine crosses from White Solid Cardstock. Rub the edges of the crosses with the round tip of the Navy Dual-Tip Pen. Adhere to the bottom of the flag piece. Trim bottoms of the crosses as needed with Micro-Tip Scissors. Step 6: Adhere the flag/cross piece 3/4"" from the bottom of the page overlapping the white strip.  Step 7: Cut a 4-7/8"" x 4-1/8"" mat from rich berry red diagonal stripes paper. Cut two 3-3/8"" x 4-1/8"" mats from blue polka dots paper. Crop photos to 4-3/4"" x 4"" and 3-1/4"" x 4"" and adhere to the mats. Adhere to the page as shown. Step 8: Add stickers as shown with Foam Squares. Step 9: Journal with Navy Dual-Tip Pen. How do you commemorate Memorial Day? Will you be making this Memorial Day scrapbook layout? "," On the last Monday of May, many Americans commemorate Memorial Day — an observance that was first established (then called Decoration Day) years after the Civil War, in 1868, as a time to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers. Fast forward to today, and people hold family gatherings, visit cemeteries or memorials and participate in red-white-and-blue parades. We salute to the military personnel who sacrificed ","Creative Memories, Memorial Day, Page Layout, Patriotic, Scrapbook Layout, Stars & Spirit collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Memorial-Day-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,76387 "Elevate With Elegance: Family Scrapbook Layout With Bold Folds","Creative Memories","2022-05-26 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/26/elevate-with-elegance-family-scrapbook-layout-with-bold-folds/," Go bold with folds! Yes, really — today’s post is all about folding with blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu. Something as simple as folding a circle can elevate a layout to eye-catching appeal. Ready to try the technique out? Then follow along with this family scrapbook layout and share your foldable and notable layout! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Gray Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock as the base of this layout. Step 2: Using the outside edge of the small Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut eight circles from the mustard ornate damask designer paper. Step 3: Cut a piece of any cardstock to measure 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"". Use this as a template to fold circles. Fold a circle in half to find the midway points. Place the square template on the midway points as shown. Fold the circle along the template. Repeat to fold the other seven circles. Step 4: Cut a piece of charcoal bricks designer paper to measure 5-3/4"" x 11-1/4"". Adhere the folded circles as shown. Step 5: Cut a piece of polka dots designer paper to measure 6"" x 11-1/2"". Cut a piece of maroon tiled mosaic designer paper to measure 6-1/4"" x 12"". Layer these pieces as shown and add to the base. Step 6: Cut three mats from the umber woodgrain tonal paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 5-1/2"". Cut a “This is my life. I’m happy to be living it.” mat to measure 3-1/2"" x 5-1/4"" and adhere to one of the umber woodgrain mats. Add these mats to the page. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Will you be trying out this family scrapbook layout? Have you ever folded papers on a layout before? Share your own tips and tricks with fellow scrappers! "," Go bold with folds! Yes, really — today’s post is all about folding with blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu. Something as simple as folding a circle can elevate a layout to eye-catching appeal. Ready to try the technique out? Then follow along with this family scrapbook layout and share your foldable and notable layout! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will nee","Family, family memories, Heritage, Our Moments Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Heritage,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Our-Moments-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,76366 "A Slice Above The Rest: Sweet Summer Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-05-25 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/25/a-slice-above-the-rest-sweet-summer-scrapbook-layout/," A quintessential and sweet summertime staple — the hydrating watermelon! Watermelon is a treat, any way you slice it. Go to a farmers’ market during the warmer-weather months and you’ll find baskets and tables filled with the oval or spherical fruit (FYI, it’s part of the gourd family!) with a dark green, smooth rind and juicy reddish-pink pulp. And when it comes to summer picnics, BBQs, pool parties and campground meals, this delicious fruit always seems to be at the ready to consume and enjoy. Well, if you’re willing to take a bite into you next summer scrapbook project, then take a look at this sweet beauty! To create this layout you will need: Sunrays for Days Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the beach towel stripes designer paper as the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the watermelon seeds designer paper to measure 12"" x 9-1/2"". Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade, cut a circle from the pineapple grid designer paper. Step 4: Cut a piece of pineapple grid designer paper to measure 2"" x 6"". Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut several pieces at different widths/angles. Adhere behind the circle to create the sunshine “rays.” Adhere to the layout. Trim any excess using a scissors. Step 5: Cut photo mats from starry night designer paper to measure: 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"", 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and 3-3/4"" x 4-1/4"". Step 6: Adhere photos that measure: 6"" x 4"", 4"" x 4"" and 3-1/2"" x 4"". Step 7: Adhere photos/mats to the layout. Step 8: Cut strips of pineapple grid designer paper that are 1/2"". Cut at varying lengths for journal strips. Step 9: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 10: Journal as desired. What do you think of this watermelon-themed summer scrapbook layout? What summertime memories would you adhere to the page? Share, share and share some more! "," A quintessential and sweet summertime staple — the hydrating watermelon! Watermelon is a treat, any way you slice it. Go to a farmers’ market during the warmer-weather months and you’ll find baskets and tables filled with the oval or spherical fruit (FYI, it’s part of the gourd family!) with a dark green, smooth rind and juicy reddish-pink pulp. And when it comes to summer picnics, BBQs, pool parties and campground me","Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Summer, Summer Fun, Sunrays for Days Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SunraysForDays_StickersAndLaserBorders_1920x1080.jpg,76061 "Handy How-To's for Creative Memories Products","Creative Memories","2022-05-24 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/24/handy-how-tos-for-creative-memories-products/," Today's blog post is a real How-To-tastic treat — we've got 11 handy how-to's for using Creative Memories products that are part of the main line! Whether you're new to CM and would like to learn how to insert pages into our albums and use a Tape Runner or have been with us for a while but could use a refresher on how to use our tools like the Original Border Maker System, you're going to love it! Table of Contents How To Choose an Album — Types of CM AlbumsHow To Add/Remove Pages from an AlbumHow To Use Page ProtectorsHow To Use the 12-inch TrimmerHow To Use a Border Punch & Frame PunchHow To Use the Border Maker SystemHow To Use the Custom Cutting SystemHow To Use the Circle CutterHow To Use the Tape Runner — Types of Tape RunnersHow To Use Foam SquaresHow To Use Dual-Tip Pens How To Choose A Creative Memories Album Our world-renowned albums are handcrafted in the USA using premium, photo-safe materials. Watch the video below to learn about the various album styles and types of pages you can choose from. https://youtu.be/dyNUREKxTQk?rel=0 Quality Assurance: Built to last for years of enjoyment, learn about the specific tests we conduct on our bookcloth albums to ensure your memories stay safe. https://youtu.be/qpLsozSvH9w?rel=0 How To Add & Remove Pages From Your Creative Memories Album Our photo-safe pages feature reinforced edges to provides you with increased durability and easy page turning. Take a look at how to add and remove pages in your album in the video below. https://youtu.be/kH10UTQTIiM?rel=0 How To Use Page Protectors Give yourself peace of mind and protect your album pages, photos and memorabilia from fingerprint oils and spills with our photo-safe polypropylene Page Protectors that fit perfectly over our 12x12 pages. Watch the video below to see how to use Page Protectors. https://youtu.be/IGNFkYBUGxU?rel=0 How To Use the 12-inch Trimmer The 12-inch Trimmer is the best that CM has ever made! You’ll love this cutting-edge trimmer for all your scrapbooking projects and crafts. Learn about the features of the 12-inch Trimmer and how to use it in the video below. https://youtu.be/M_lUBhiR5nU?rel=0 How To Use A Border Punch & Frame Punch Create numerous borders using our durable border- and frame-making standalone punches. Watch how to use Border Punches and Frame Punches in the videos below! https://youtu.be/Hjbrjb4893M?rel=0 Frame Punches let you create borders AND frames! Use the shapes to frame and mat photos, run borders across layouts and create paper crafts galore! Learn how to use a Frame Punch in the video below. https://youtu.be/FqSIQjCq9ec?rel=0 How To Use The Border Maker System The original and the best — the Creative Memories Border Maker System — flawlessly creates continuous 12x12 borders for layouts and crafts. Its interchangeable cartridges make up to 2,000 cuts each (that’s borders for more than 665 scrapbook pages!) and make it incredibly easy to create a new border design whenever you like. Learn how to use the Border Maker System in the video below. https://youtu.be/_zaveh794v4?rel=0 How To Use The Custom Cutting System Create perfect shapes every time with the Creative Memories Custom Cutting System. It cuts circles, ovals, rectangles, gemstones and a jumbo circle with its interchangeable blades and templates. See how to use the Custom Cutting System in the video below. https://youtu.be/NBBDwHTK8qU?rel=0 How To Use The Circle Cutter The Circle Cutter is a crafty cutting tool that easily cuts out and draws circles of various sizes, from as little as 3"" to 11-3/4"" in diameter just by twisting the sizing dial. Learn how to use the Circle Cutter in the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIQmiHbt6MM?rel=0 How To Use A Tape Runner Designed to be photo-safe and permanent so your photos and memorabilia stay secured to your pages, our world-class Tape Runner and refill adhesives are a scrapbooker's must-have. Learn how to use the Tape Runner and about types of Tape Runner Refills in the video below. https://youtu.be/XhWqdTfSCAo?rel=0 https://youtu.be/0vu7C1Rd4KY?rel=0 How To Use Foam Squares Adhere embellishments and stickers securely with photo-safe Foam Squares.  Learn about Foam Squares and how to use them in the video below. https://youtu.be/eJcXQMFTw9Q?rel=0 How To Use A Dual-Tip Pen Add captions and stories to your pages and projects with Dual-Tip Pens from Creative Memories! Learn about our photo-safe Dual-Tip Pens in the video below. https://youtu.be/fb4elVh7UBI?rel=0 Whew, how was that for some helpful how-to's?! Did you learn anything new today or are you a CM expert who already knew it all? And are there any how-to's you'd like us to add to this list? Comment below to tell us! "," Today's blog post is a real How-To-tastic treat — we've got 11 handy how-to's for using Creative Memories products that are part of the main line! Whether you're new to CM and would like to learn how to insert pages into our albums and use a Tape Runner or have been with us for a while but could use a refresher on how to use our tools like the Original Border Maker System, you're going to love it! Table of Contents ","Border Maker System, Circle Cutter, Creative Memories, Custom Cutting System, Dual-Tip Pens, How To, Product Power Tips, Scrapbook Albums, Scrapbooking Tools, Technique","All About CM,Product Tips and Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Creative-Memories-Tools.jpg,76295 "May Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Summer Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-05-23 12:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/23/may-completed-album-challenge-plus-a-summer-scrapbook-layout/," Another month has come and gone... but not without a challenge to end it on a high note! That's right, it's time for another edition of a Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in May, just completed in May), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #MayCropDontStop for the chance to win! So finish out your latest album today (and perhaps this summer scrapbook layout will inspire you!) so you have a chance to win! Here’s an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://youtu.be/E4hWTBiA_VE For ALL the details on the Completed Album Challenge, check out this blog post. And again, if you’re looking for a layout to create to finish your latest album, today’s post can do just that! Easy! Layout by Melissa Ullmann – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Sunrays for Days Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Blue & Navy Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with the Jumbo Circle Pattern or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock as the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of Light Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"". Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Adhere 6"" x 4"" photos to the larger variety mats.  Step 4: Adhere a small journal variety mat to a larger variety mat.  Step 5: Adhere all mats to the layout. Step 6: From the outer edge of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with Navy Solid Cardstock. Do not move the template. Then, cut around the outer edge with the Green Blade. Cut these pieces to create the “bunting banner strings” along the top of the layout. Step 7: Cut various papers to measure 1"" wide by varying lengths (1-1/4"" to 1-3/4""). Gently fold one end of the piece, cutting from the fold out to the points of the paper, at an angle, to create the “V” in the bunting banner piece. Adhere each piece tucked behind the “bunting banner strings.”  Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. Who's ready to take on the May Completed Album Challenge? Will you be making this summer scrapbook layout to finish out your next album? (We sure hope so, and can't wait to see your completed project!) "," Another month has come and gone... but not without a challenge to end it on a high note! That's right, it's time for another edition of a Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in May, just completed in May), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the V","#BONUS Challenge, Completed Album Challenge, Happy Album, mini album, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Summer, Vacation","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CompletedAlbumChallenge_600x600.jpg,76265 "Crown Your European Memories With This UK Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-05-20 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/20/crown-your-european-memories-with-this-uk-scrapbook-layout/," England + Scotland + Wales + Northern Ireland = The brilliant United Kingdom! But even more than just listing the names of what consists of this island nation off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe, it’s important to note the incredible history, culture and scenery that makes it a top tourist destination. The London Eye, Cardiff and Edinburgh Castles, Giant’s Causeway, centuries-old universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Pubs full of pints, fish and chips, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie. Iconic red telephone booths and double-decker buses. The birthplace of William Shakespeare and The Beatles. And so much more that it’ll make you say “Blimey!”Well, if you’re ready to crown your United Kingdom travels with a memorable layout, then take a look at this UK scrapbook idea! It’ll be your best mate! To create this layout you will need: United Kingdom Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)United Kingdom Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole United Kingdom collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/VvRFyGTDzeM Step 1: Use the tonal Union Jack flag paper for the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of navy blue umbrellas paper to measure 11"" x 11"". Adhere to layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of plaid paper that measures 11” x 2”. Adhere near the bottom of the spread. Step 4: Cut a piece of stamps and iconic images paper that measures 2” x 11”. Adhere near the left side of the spread. Step 5: Cut two pieces of the Cranberry Solid Cardstock to measure 11"" x 1/2"". Adhere one vertical and one horizontal on top of previous pieces.  Step 6: Cut two mats from the Cranberry Solid Cardstock to measure 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"". Adhere to the layout.  Adhere photos that measure 4"" x 6"".  Step 7: From the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from the Cranberry Solid Cardstock. Step 8: From the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from a photo. Adhere to circle mat. Adhere to layout. Step 9: Adhere laser-cut borders and stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 10: Journal as desired. Have you been to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland? What spaces did you see or things did you try? Will you be making this UK scrapbook idea to knight your memories with? "," England + Scotland + Wales + Northern Ireland = The brilliant United Kingdom! But even more than just listing the names of what consists of this island nation off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe, it’s important to note the incredible history, culture and scenery that makes it a top tourist destination. The London Eye, Cardiff and Edinburgh Castles, Giant’s Causeway, centuries-old universities of Oxford and Ca","Laser Cut Embellishments, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Travel, United Kingdom Collection, Vacation","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/UKThemePack_1920x1080.jpg,76091 "Shoot for the Stars With These DIY Summer Scrapbook Cards",melissaullmann,"2022-05-19 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/19/shoot-for-the-stars-with-these-diy-summer-scrapbook-cards/," It’s no secret that there is a plethora of activities to do during a sweltering summer’s day (after slathering on the sunscreen, of course!) — pool days with friends, making sidewalk chalk art, playing beach volleyball, weekends at the lake and boating, family cookouts, yard games and more. We try to soak up as much sunshine as possible during these warm-weather months, but the outdoor fun doesn’t need to end when the sun goes down! The longer evenings call for after-dark fun like sitting around a crackling bonfire and toasting s’mores, camping in the backyard, chasing fireflies and stargazing. These nighttime wonders can light up unforgettable memories, and even more so when you use the layered glitters stickers from the Sunrays for Days Buy-It-All Bundle. (And they’re ONLY available in this bundle while supplies last!)Dance in the moonlight (and then straight to your craft room!) with these DIY summer scrapbook cards! To create these cards you will need: Sunrays for Days Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Layered Glitter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — A bonus ONLY found in the Buy-It-All Bundle (item not sold separately; this bundle is while supplies last!)(Note: Glitter is not photo safe; contact with photos is not recommended.)Sunrays for Days Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the limited-time Sunrays for Days Buy-It-All Bundle in the video below! https://youtu.be/uoKAuRtUa8Y Shoot For The Stars Card Step 1: Use a blank card from the Blank Card Kit as the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of dark blue starry night designer paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"".  Step 3: Adhere glitter stars border stickers along the edges, snipping off any excess with a scissors. Step 4: Cut a piece of blue waves designer paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Adhere to the middle of the card. Step 5: Cut a piece of orangesicle sunny skies paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 1-1/2"". Adhere to the card. Step 6: Adhere glitter stickers to the card using Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Adhere small glitter star stickers to the “sky.” You’re My Shining Star Step 1: Use a blank card from the Blank Card Kit as the base Step 2: Cut a piece of pineapple grid paper to measure 5-1/4"" x 4"". Adhere to the card. Step 3: Cut down a variety mat (with the sun) to measure 5"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to the card. Step 4: From the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade, cut a circle from dark blue starry night paper. Adhere to the middle of the sun. Step 5: Cut two strips of dark blue starry night paper to measure 1/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to the card near the left and right edges as shown. Step 6: Adhere glitter stickers to the card, using Foam Squares on the “You are my shining star” glitter sticker for added dimension. I Love You to the Moon and Back Step 1: Use a blank card from the Blank Card Kit as the base Step 2: Cut a piece of blue waves designer paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the card. Step 3: Cut a piece of pineapple grid designer paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 5"". Adhere to the card. Step 4: Cut a piece of blue waves designer paper using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade to measure 4"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere to the card. Step 5: Cut a piece of dark blue starry night designer paper to measure 4"" x 1"". Adhere to the previous wavy strip. Step 6: Adhere a glitter stars border sticker to the top of the strip, cutting any excess with a scissors. Step 7: From the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from the dark blue starry night designer paper. Adhere to the card. Step 8: Adhere glitter stickers for a sentiment, using Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 9: Adhere small glitter star stickers to the upper-left edge of the card. What evening or nighttime activities do you like doing in the summer months? Will you be making (and sending out!) these summer scrapbook cards to friends and family? "," It’s no secret that there is a plethora of activities to do during a sweltering summer’s day (after slathering on the sunscreen, of course!) — pool days with friends, making sidewalk chalk art, playing beach volleyball, weekends at the lake and boating, family cookouts, yard games and more. We try to soak up as much sunshine as possible during these warm-weather months, but the outdoor fun doesn’t need to end when the","Buy-it-all bundle, Card Making, Cards, glitter stickers, Project Ideas, Summer, Sunrays for Days Collection","Card Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SunraysForDays_BuyItAllBundle_1920x1080.jpg,76184 "A Country of Charisma: Canada Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-05-18 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/18/a-country-of-charisma-canada-scrapbook-layout/," From the snowcapped British Columbia mountains that skiers and snowboarders zoom down to the Instagram-worthy turquoise depths of Lake Louise, the vast landscapes of sturdy elk grazing the plains and the urban charm of Toronto and Montreal with their piercing skyscrapers and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, there’s so much variety to Canadian culture and character. There’s a sense of wonderment no matter where you go in The Great White North! And if you want to pay homage to this more than eh-OK country, then you need the Canadian Pride collection. And as you can see in this Canada scrapbook layout, it’s definitely full of Canadian charisma and national nuances! To create this layout you will need: Canadian Pride Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Canadian Pride Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black, Cranberry & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Border Maker System with Canoe Wave Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Personal Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Canadian Pride collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/9HI4lvh24vs Step 1: Use Cranberry Solid Cardstock for layout base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 5"" x 5"" square from the block-print maple leaves paper, a 5"" x 6-1/2"" rectangle from the classic Canadian icons paper, a 6-1/2"" x 5"" rectangle from the buffalo checkers paper and a 6-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" square from the falling maple leaves paper. Step 3: Arrange paper pieces as shown on the cardstock base page, leaving 1/4"" margin all around. Adhere with the Tape Runner. Step 4: Using the Personal Trimmer, crop two photos to 5-1/2"" x 3-1/2"", one photo to 3-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" and one to a 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" square. Step 5: Cut three 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and one 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photo mats from Black Solid Cardstock with the 12-inch Trimmer. Adhere photos onto mats with a Tape Runner, then mount on layout as shown. Step 6: With the Original Border Maker System and Canoe Wave Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch one strip from Black Solid Cardstock. Cut a 1/4"" x 12"" piece of White Solid Cardstock with the 12-inch Trimmer and mount behind the canoe border with Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive so the white cardstock shows through the negative canoe shapes. Adhere the border to layout below the seam where paper pieces meet. Step 7: Add Foam Square to the back of the trees border sticker and mount above the canoe border strip across the seam where paper pieces meet. Step 8: Cut a 3/4"" x 5"" piece of White Solid Cardstock and notch one end of it with All-Purpose Scissors. Adhere in the space under the top-left photo and journal on it with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Add a title sticker cluster, overlapping journal strip as shown. Step 9: Add other sticker embellishment clusters to top-left and bottom-right of layout as shown or as desired.   Do you find this Canada scrapbook layout a-moose-ing? What travels or at-home adventures would you highlight? Give us your insight and ideas with us down below! "," From the snowcapped British Columbia mountains that skiers and snowboarders zoom down to the Instagram-worthy turquoise depths of Lake Louise, the vast landscapes of sturdy elk grazing the plains and the urban charm of Toronto and Montreal with their piercing skyscrapers and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, there’s so much variety to Canadian culture and character. There’s a sense of wonderment no matter where you go in The Gre","Canada, Canada Day, Canadian Pride collection, Creative Memories, outdoors, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/CanadianPride_1920x1080.jpg,76138 "Celebrate the US of YAY: USA Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-05-17 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/17/celebrate-the-us-of-yay-usa-scrapbook-layout/," The Fourth of July is such a fun time for many families across America. Backyard cookouts with hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon and beverages with family members and your li’l ""firecrackers,"" red-white-and-blue parades full of military observance and remembrance, fantastic and fiery fireworks displays and so much more. Well, if you want to celebrate your U.S. pride all year round, then show your stars and stripes support with just that — the Stars & Spirit collection, that is! Psst, these items are also perfect for the upcoming Memorial Day observance! Be proud and patriotic with this USA scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Stars & Spirit Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Stars & Spirit Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Stars & Spirit collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/VqAsQx56NTY Step 1: Cut light blue textured stars paper to 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to rich berry red chevron paper. Step 2: Cut kraft paper tan paper to 12"" x 4-1/4"". Crop and add photos to fit. Adhere this photo panel about 3-1/2"" from the top of the layout. (Photos here are 2-1/2"" x 4"", 3-1/4"" x 4"", 2-3/4"" x 4: and 2-3/4"" x 4"".) Step 3: Add the three wavy flag border stickers near the top of the layout. Step 4: Cut 1-1/4"", 1"" and 3/4"" strips from a variety of papers. Use Micro-Tip Scissors to create ribbon with a notched end.  Step 5: Adhere ribbon pieces underneath the photo panel. Step 6: Layer and adhere additional stickers with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal with Dual-Tip Navy Pen. What memories would you put on this USA scrapbook layout? Perhaps the Fourth of July, Memorial Day. military ceremonies or a trip to Washington, D.C.? What other ideas come to mind that you can use the Stars & Spirit collection for? Share your creative ideas with us and others! "," The Fourth of July is such a fun time for many families across America. Backyard cookouts with hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon and beverages with family members and your li’l ""firecrackers,"" red-white-and-blue parades full of military observance and remembrance, fantastic and fiery fireworks displays and so much more. Well, if you want to celebrate your U.S. pride all year round, then show your stars and stripes support wi","Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Military, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Stars & Spirit collection, USA","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Stars-Spirit-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,76113 "Sizzle With Style: Take On The #2022MayBONUS Challenge","Creative Memories","2022-05-16 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/16/sizzle-with-style-take-on-the-2022maybonus-challenge/," Phew! We are feeling the heat today, for the latest collection, Sunrays for Days, is shining brighter than a summer's day on the CM stratosphere! It's perfect for those warm-weather and water-filled wondrous memories of backyard grill outs, beach trips and waterpark adventures, slurping up sweet and melty treats, bonfires by the lake, playing yard games with family and so much more. And to crank it up another degree or two, we also have a #2022MayBONUS challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group that will set you straight to summer vacay mode. Want to learn more about it? See the details below and directions on how you can make a sizzlin' summer scrapbook layout. How to Participate: Review the sketch below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout using whatever products you have on-hand; you do not need to use the Sunrays for Days collection to be eligible to win. Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, June 5, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 6 June at 2:59pm AET) with hashtag #2022MayBONUS for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 3 lucky winners total — 2 winners who use any product, PLUS 1 bonus winner who completes the challenge using Sunrays for Days product.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, June 9, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 3 participants who complete the challenge. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 9, at noon CT. #2022MayBONUS Product used: Sunrays for Days Collection | CA | AU Remember, you have until Sunday, June 5, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 6 June at 2:59pm AET) to complete your layout and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2022MayBONUS to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022MayBONUS Layout by Melissa Ullmann – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Sunrays for Days Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Fast2Fab™-inspired designer paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of pineapple grid designer paper to measure 7-1/2"" x 12"". Adhere to the layout vertically.  Step 3: Cut a piece of the orangesicle sunny skies designer paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere to the layout horizontally toward the top of the layout. Step 4: Cut two photo mats from the blue waves designer paper to measure 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere photos that measure 6"" x 4"" and 4"" x 4"".  Step 5: Adhere a 6"" x 4"" photo to a large variety mat.  Step 6: Adhere all of the photos/mats to the layout. Step 7: Tuck a small journal mat at an angle behind the previous photos. Journal as desired on mat. Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. We can't wait to see how you'll radiate sunny vibes with the #2022MayBONUS challenge! "," Phew! We are feeling the heat today, for the latest collection, Sunrays for Days, is shining brighter than a summer's day on the CM stratosphere! It's perfect for those warm-weather and water-filled wondrous memories of backyard grill outs, beach trips and waterpark adventures, slurping up sweet and melty treats, bonfires by the lake, playing yard games with family and so much more. And to crank it up another degree or two, w","#BONUS Challenge, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Summer, Summer Fun, Sunrays for Days Collection","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SunraysForDays_CollectionLayout_1920x1080.jpg,76000 "Sketch Round-Up May 2-15","Creative Memories","2022-05-15 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/15/sketch-round-up-may-2-15/," Morning, noon or night — any time is a great time to get those memories down on paper (designer, tone-on-tone, cardstock, you name it!). If you’re itching to get your photos and stories into your album, then take a look at these ideas to turn ideation into creation! Here we go with another Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 If you're an outdoor enthusiast, then this layout is your ticket to noting about nature! Click here to see how to craft it yourself! Sketch #2 Sketch #2 will have you exploring some nifty tips and tricks. Simply follow along with this blog post to see what and how! Sketch #3 Have you seen a trend yet? Clearly, we have the latest Leave Nothing Behind collection on our mind! Get lost in your creativity by making this national parks layout! Sketch #4 Sketch #4 is in-tents. 🏕️ We'll be pitching this layout to the blog soon, so stay tuned! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then gear up and get ready, for the next iteration of a Virtual Crop is the Worldwide Virtual Crop, happening June 10-12 (AU: 11-13 June)! Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page (if you haven't already!) and share with anyone who you think might be interested in all the fun! It's a global get-together of greatness! "," Morning, noon or night — any time is a great time to get those memories down on paper (designer, tone-on-tone, cardstock, you name it!). If you’re itching to get your photos and stories into your album, then take a look at these ideas to turn ideation into creation! Here we go with another Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 If you're an outdoor enthusiast, then this layout is your ticket to noting about nature","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,75961 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-05-14 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/14/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-9/," Saturday, May 14: 1pm CT Talk about a happy and scrappy weekend! From the community connections to the complimentary comments and crafty creativity, this May Virtual Crop is one for the books! Challenge #6 has just been posted, but remember you have until Sunday, May 15, at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as your heart desires! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, May 19, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Noreen Smith – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Wanderlust or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, May 14: 1pm CT Talk about a happy and scrappy weekend! From the community connections to the complimentary comments and crafty creativity, this May Virtual Crop is one for the books! Challenge #6 has just been posted, but remember you have until Sunday, May 15, at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as your heart desires! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Wanderlust_Layout4_1080x1080.jpg,75928 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-05-14 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/14/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-9/," Saturday, May 14: 11am, 1pm CT Say whaaaat?! We're already four challenges down, and only two to go?! Our time together has been flying by, but this Virtual Crop has been absolutely awesome. Keep on sharing, sharing, sharing and enjoy the next sketch — it’s time for Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, May 19, at noon CT. Created by Leanna Traywick – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (Launching May 16 | AU: 17 May) Sunrays for Days https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brené Brown "," Saturday, May 14: 11am, 1pm CT Say whaaaat?! We're already four challenges down, and only two to go?! Our time together has been flying by, but this Virtual Crop has been absolutely awesome. Keep on sharing, sharing, sharing and enjoy the next sketch — it’s time for Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prize",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Sketch5_FinalLayout_retouched_2160x1080.jpg,75913 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-05-14 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/14/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-9/," Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We're up and at 'em, and hope you are too — today is the second day of the May Virtual Crop! Woot! Three more sketch challenges will be posted today for you to trim, punch, adhere, journal and more. The time is now for Challenge #4! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, May 19, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Watch the video below to learn some tips and techniques for sketch #4 with CM Advisor Megan Crowley! https://youtu.be/6CJeC2tXelM Created by Megan Crowley – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Our Moments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity never goes out of style.” "," Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We're up and at 'em, and hope you are too — today is the second day of the May Virtual Crop! Woot! Three more sketch challenges will be posted today for you to trim, punch, adhere, journal and more. The time is now for Challenge #4! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Sketch4_FinalLayout_retouched_1080x1080.jpg,75898 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-05-13 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/13/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-9/," Friday, May 13: 5pm CT | Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Challenge #3 is here to please! This stellar sketch is prepped and ready for your positively perfect originality, and we can't see what you dream up. Let's go! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, May 19, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Melissa Ullmann – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Seaside or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, May 13: 5pm CT | Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Challenge #3 is here to please! This stellar sketch is prepped and ready for your positively perfect originality, and we can't see what you dream up. Let's go! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be ",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Seaside_Layout3_1080x1080.jpg,75890 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-05-13 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/13/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-9/," Friday, May 13: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Scrappers, you have wowed us once again... and we've only just started! Well, show us another round of goodies — Challenge #2 is on the docket now! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, May 19, at noon CT. Created by Lynne Nowosad – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Use the Border Maker System to make a border. Put small amount of Repositionable Tape on back side. Center border on 12-inch Trimmer. Note: Repositionable Tape keeps border from slipping on trimmer when cutting. Cut. Now you have 2 borders! Collection Used: Super Duper Boy or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, May 13: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Scrappers, you have wowed us once again... and we've only just started! Well, show us another round of goodies — Challenge #2 is on the docket now! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be award",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Sketch2_FinalLayout_retouched_2160x1080.jpg,75876 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-05-13 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/13/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-8/," Friday, May 13: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT May we suggest you prep your craft station, for the May Virtual Crop is here! We're ready to go and hope you are, too. Let's kick things off with Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, May 19, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some tips & techniques using the Canoe Wave Chain BMC with CM Advisor Becky Lynch! https://youtu.be/aHPMQYZwUMA Created by Becky Lynch – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Leave Nothing Behind or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, May 13: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT May we suggest you prep your craft station, for the May Virtual Crop is here! We're ready to go and hope you are, too. Let's kick things off with Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474-1.jpg,75854 "Together Is Better: Family Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-05-12 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/12/together-is-better-family-scrapbook-layout/," Love, laughter, communication, togetherness — all are important ingredients in building and boosting strong family relationships. And when the snapshots of smiles are printed and the so-much-fun stories are scribed, it's time to relay those rewarding relationships to remember forever! Embrace your heritage with this family scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of leaf scatter tonal paper as the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of dusted blue diamonds tonal paper to measure 2"" x 10"". Adhere along the upper-right corner of the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of mustard leaf outline designer paper to measure 2"" x 2"". Adhere to the lower-right corner of the layout. Step 4: Cut a piece of maroon vintage foliage tonal paper to measure 10"" x 2"". Adhere to the lower-left corner of the layout. Step 5: Cut one mat from mustard leaf outline paper to measure 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"".  Step 6: Cut two mats from maroon vintage foliage tonal paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere photos mats to the layout. Step 7: Adhere embellishments and laser-cut embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired on an embellishment. What smile-worthy memories would you share on this family scrapbook layout? What do you like most about the Our Moments collection? Type up your answers down below! "," Love, laughter, communication, togetherness — all are important ingredients in building and boosting strong family relationships. And when the snapshots of smiles are printed and the so-much-fun stories are scribed, it's time to relay those rewarding relationships to remember forever! Embrace your heritage with this family scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (S","Family, family memories, Heritage, Laser Cut Embellishments, Our Moments Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Heritage,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/OurMoments_Embellishments_1920x1080.jpg,74485 "The Mountains Are Calling, And We Must Create: National Parks Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-05-11 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/11/the-mountains-are-calling-and-we-must-create-national-parks-scrapbook-layout/," Yellowstone, Purnululu, Jasper National Parks… and more! Admire the beautiful landscapes of rugged rock formations, vast wilderness, glorious glaciers and trails upon trails. Or relish the experiences of education or exercise, or maybe even spiritual inspiration or superb summer stories. Regardless of what national parks summit up for you, we're scouting for scrapbooking success... and you can see for yourself with this national parks scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Embossed Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the tree bark texture paper as your base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut two 1"" x 11"" strips from burlap designer paper. Place 1/2"" from the top and bottom, adhered as shown. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut nine 1"" x 12"" strips from various designer and texture papers and adhere across base page between the two 1” x 11” strips. Step 4: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 9"" x 12"" strip of the bright teal topography designer paper and adhere on top of the strips, 2"" from left-hand edge of base page. Step 5: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut one 4"" x 4"" and two 4"" x 6"" photo mats from the burlap designer paper. Mount one 3-3/4” x 3-3/4"" photo and two 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" photos on mats. Arrange on the bright teal topography piece and adhere. Step 6: Trim the two multi-hued border stickers with All-Purpose Scissors and adhere across top and bottom of bright teal topography strip. Add embellishments and stickers in clusters as shown or as desired, using Foam Squares to add dimension. Journal on the tag embellishment with Dual-Tip Pen. What outdoor locations would you highlight on this national parks scrapbook layout? What national park did you most recently visit? Share with us! "," Yellowstone, Purnululu, Jasper National Parks… and more! Admire the beautiful landscapes of rugged rock formations, vast wilderness, glorious glaciers and trails upon trails. Or relish the experiences of education or exercise, or maybe even spiritual inspiration or superb summer stories. Regardless of what national parks summit up for you, we're scouting for scrapbooking success... and you can see for yourself with this nat","Creative Memories, Hiking, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, National Parks, outdoors, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/LeaveNothingBehind_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,75536 "Chase Butterflies And Your Memories With This Spring Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-05-10 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/10/chase-butterflies-and-your-memories-with-this-spring-scrapbook-layout/," May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sunAnd find your shoulder to light on.To bring you luck, happiness and richesToday, tomorrow and beyond. The sight of bright butterflies swiftly dancing across gardens and landing on freshly bloomed flowers is a welcome sign that springtime has returned. And an activity that many of us did as kids (or even to this day!) is to chase butterflies… and then safely releasing them back to fly off into the warm air, of course. Well, chase your springtime memories for years to come with this spring scrapbook layout. It's sure to make your heart flutter! To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of dusty sky blue spots designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Round the corners of a 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" butterflies variety mat using the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Cut the mat so that one piece is 4-3/4"" x 4-1/2"" and the other is 1-3/4"" x 4-1/2"". Adhere the large piece on the lower-left corner of the layout and the small piece on the upper-right corner of the layout. Step 3: Choose three 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" variety mats. Mount three photos on top and adhere to the layout as shown. Step 4: Adhere embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. Do you chase butterflies with your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews? Share your thought and ideas on this spring scrapbook layout with us and others today! "," May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sunAnd find your shoulder to light on.To bring you luck, happiness and richesToday, tomorrow and beyond. The sight of bright butterflies swiftly dancing across gardens and landing on freshly bloomed flowers is a welcome sign that springtime has returned. And an activity that many of us did as kids (or even to this day!) is to chase butterflies… and then safely releasing them back t","Creative Memories, Endless Meadows Collection, Flowers, Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Spring, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/EndlessMeadows_MatsAndEmbellishments_1920x1080.jpg,73282 "Wander Into The Wilderness With This National Parks Scrapbook Idea","Noreen Smith","2022-05-09 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/09/wander-into-the-wilderness-with-this-national-parks-scrapbook-idea/," Whether you call it “hiking,” “bushwalking,” “hillwalking,” “fell-walking” or “rambling” (depending on where you live in the world), being outside and enjoying the countless acres of public land, national parks and state parks is a gratifying experience for many. From admiring the wildlife and rolling landscapes to connecting with your fellow hikers and the area’s culture, wandering is full of wonder! Pack up your parcels and get ready for a national parks layout to share your beloved excursions! To create this layout you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Embossed Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boot Prints Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the burnt sienna woven textile designer paper as the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut two 1/2"" strips from stone and pine needles texture papers. Cut each strip into 6"" pieces. Set strips aside, then cut four 5-1/2"" squares from remaining stone texture paper. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut four 5-3/4"" squares from the Navy Solid Cardstock. Step 4: Punch one edge of each 5-1/2"" stone texture square with the Boot Prints Border Punch. Add one of the 1/2"" x 6"" pine needles texture strip to each stone texture square, adhering right beside boot prints. Trim off excess with All-Purpose Scissors. Mount each finished square on one of the 5-3/4"" cardstock squares. Step 5: Arrange the layered squares onto base page, turning the boot prints on each square so it looks as though they are “walking” around the outside edge of the page. Step 6: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut four 3-1/4"" x 5-1/4"" rectangles from night sky designer paper. Trim the “Never stop exploring” and blue mountains variety mats to 5"" x 3"". Trim two photos to 3"" x 5"". Mount trimmed variety mats and photos to the night sky rectangles and adhere on top of stone texture squares as shown. Step 7: Add embellishments as desired. Journal on embellishment tags with a Dual-Tip Pen. Do you enjoy hiking? Where has been a cherished or go-to place to explore? Will you be making this national parks scrapbook layout to share those memories and photos? "," Whether you call it “hiking,” “bushwalking,” “hillwalking,” “fell-walking” or “rambling” (depending on where you live in the world), being outside and enjoying the countless acres of public land, national parks and state parks is a gratifying experience for many. From admiring the wildlife and rolling landscapes to connecting with your fellow hikers and the area’s culture, wandering is full of wonder! Pa","Hiking, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, National Parks, outdoors, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/LeaveNothingBehind_MatsEmbellishments_1920x1080.jpg,75556 "Celebrate Your Mom-umental Lady: Mother’s Day Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-05-07 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/07/celebrate-your-mom-umental-lady-mothers-day-scrapbook-layout/," It’s true — mothers and stepmoms, grandmas, mothers-in-law, mother figures — they’re all mum-believable at what they do day in and day out to take care of their family and for others. Let’s take a moment and celebrate mama (Hint: Mother’s Day is this Sunday!) by making this Mother’s Day scrapbook layout! It's sure to bring a smile to her face... and everyone around her! To create this layout you will need: Heart to Help Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Note: Creative Memories will donate all profits of the Heart to Help 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. Step 1: Cut yellow polka dots paper to 11"" x 11"" and adhere to the middle of the blue sunflowers block paper. Step 2: Cut blue dashes paper to 10-3/4"" x 10-3/4"" and adhere to the middle of the yellow polka dots piece. Step 3: Cut blue hearts paper to 1"" x 10-3/4"" and adhere to the left side of the blue dashes piece. Step 4: Use Micro-Tip Scissors to fussy-cut a column of hearts from the yellow woven hearts paper. Adhere to the right edge of the blue hearts strip with Foam Squares. Step 5: Use Micro-Tip Scissors to fussy-cut eight sunflowers from large sunflowers paper. Adhere as shown, trimming as needed and adhering some with Foam Squares. Step 6: Cut a 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" square from yellow crisscrosses paper. Crop photo to 4"" x 4"" and adhere to the mat. Adhere to layout with Foam Squares.  Step 7: Crop two additional photos to 4"" x 4"". Adhere to the layout as shown, also adding a 4"" x 6"" photo. Step 8: Add title with White Sans Serif and White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Step 9: Journal as desired with a Navy-Dual Tip Pen. What are your plans for this upcoming Mother's Day? Will you be making this Mother's Day scrapbook layout? "," It’s true — mothers and stepmoms, grandmas, mothers-in-law, mother figures — they’re all mum-believable at what they do day in and day out to take care of their family and for others. Let’s take a moment and celebrate mama (Hint: Mother’s Day is this Sunday!) by making this Mother’s Day scrapbook layout! It's sure to bring a smile to her face... and everyone around her! To create this layout you will ","Flowers, Heart to Help Paper Pack, Mom, Mother's Day, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Ideas for Mom,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Heart-to-Help-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories3.jpg,75611 "Take On The National Scrapbook Day #NSD2022 Weekend Challenge","Creative Memories","2022-05-06 11:59:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/06/take-on-the-national-scrapbook-day-nsd2022-weekend-challenge/," 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! If you would like to attend an event (virtual, in-person or hybrid events), you can connect with an Advisor near you using our handy Advisor Locator search on the website. US | CA | AU #NSD2022 Weekend Challenge Make any of the projects in the NSD roundup below with or without NSD 2022 products OR create ANY layout you want using NSD products (can be from any CM NSD collections — doesn't need to be NSD 2022). How to Participate: Review the projects below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. Step-by-step instructions are provided for each project.Create the layouts using whatever products you have on-hand — NSD or not. Complete as many challenges/projects as you wish, but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win!Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, May 15, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 16 May at 2:59pm AET) with hashtag #NSD2022 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 4 lucky winners for this challenge — woohoo!Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, May 19, at noon CT.And what can you win? YOUR CHOICE of any 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Punch. Seize Seasonal Serenity: Spring Scrapbook Layout With The NSD 2022 Collection Get Instructions! Pack a Picnic of Originality: Spring Scrapbook Layout With the NSD 2022 Collection Get Instructions! Buzzin’ With Detail: Bee Scrapbook Ideas With The NSD 2022 Collection Get Instructions! Awaken Your Senses: Spring Scrapbook Layout With The NSD 2022 Collection Get Instructions! Unbe-leaf-able Recipe Template Layout Layout made using the Unbe-leaf-able Recipe Template | CA | AU Step 1: Use a piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock as the base for this layout. Place the Unbe-leaf-able Recipe Template on the cardstock and secure with clips. Step 2: Use a pencil to trace around sections of the template as desired. Cut out all the traced pieces and adhere them to the base paper while the template is clipped in place. Remove the template. Step 3: Crop two photos to 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" and mat with two 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" squares of blue woven paper. Mount on the layout. Step 4: Add stickers and journal as desired. NSD 2022 Mini Photo Album The NSD 2022 Mini Photo Album | CA | AU includes an eight-page 8x8 album booklet, two sheets of Tape Chips to adhere photos to the pages and an instructional sheet with project ideas. Remember, you have until Sunday, May 15, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 16 May at 2:59pm AET) to complete your layouts and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #NSD2022 to be eligible to win!Happy National Scrapbook Day! "," 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! If you would like to attend","Border Ideas, Card Making, Cards, National Scrapbook Day, NSD, NSD 2022 Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders","#BONUS Challenges,Border Ideas,Card Ideas,NSD,Page Layout Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/NSD2022_Table_CU1_600x600.jpg,75699 "Honey-comb Through Your Memories With This Spring Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-05-05 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/05/honey-comb-through-your-memories-with-this-spring-scrapbook-layout/," 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! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & Hot Fudge Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bumblebee Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning SeptemberEmbossed Hexagon Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Jumbo Circle & Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a ring using the inside and outside edges of the Jumbo Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade from Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Cut another ring using the inside and outside edges of the Jumbo Circle Pattern with the Green Blade from Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Set aside the cut-out frame for the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of dusty sky blue raindrops tonal paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and add to the cut out frame*. Step 3: Using the Embossed Hexagon Punch, punch about 40 hexagon shapes from various patterned papers. Adhere the hexagon shapes to the smaller hot fudge ring as shown. Trim the excess. (As you adhere hexagon shapes, some of the shapes may not align perfectly in the end. We will cover the area with embellishments.) Adhere it to the larger hot fudge ring and add to the base. Step 4: Cut an oval using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with the Red Blade from Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Cut an oval using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with the Green Blade from the honey yellow texture designer paper. Adhere the honeycomb border stickers and trim the excess. Add it to the hot fudge piece and then to the embellishment. Step 5: Using the Bumblebee Punch, punch three bumblebees from Black Solid Cardstock. Cut three ovals using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with the Blue Blade from the honey yellow texture designer paper. Adhere it to the body of your bumblebees. Cut a piece of dusty sky blue speckles designer paper to fill in the wings. Step 6: Adhere mats, stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Are you buzzin' with delight for this spring scrapbook layout? What do you think of Sachiyo's design work? Relay your thoughts, ideas and more with us and others! "," 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","Bumble Bee, Embossed Hexagon Punch, Endless Meadows Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Spring, Spring Layout, Tool Technique","Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Endless-Meadows-Bumble-Bee-Layout-Creative-Memories.png,74601 "Tread New Terrain: Boot Print Borders And DIY Card For Scrapbooking","Noreen Smith","2022-05-04 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/04/tread-new-terrain-boot-print-borders-and-diy-card-for-scrapbooking/," 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! To create these borders and card, you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Wildlife Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Deckle Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boot Prints Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Boot Prints Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/AyvmmGHlvUw Scenic Overlook Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade, cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of hunter green geometric herringbone designer paper, a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of pine needles designer paper and a 2"" x 12"" strip of wood planks designer paper. Layer and adhere the three strips with the wood planks strip on top. Step 2: Use the Boot Prints Border Punch to punch one edge of a piece of burlap designer paper. Trim to 1-1/2"" wide with the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, then cut border into six 2"" pieces. Step 3 Arrange five of the boot print pieces on top of wood planks strip, leaving a 1/4"" space at the top and bottom and spacing them equally down the base strip. Discard the sixth boot print piece. Step 4: Adhere the ""Scenic overlook"" and pine bough stickers in between the second and third boot print pieces. Add one of the vector sign stickers and a small piece of pine bough sticker in between the other pieces.  Trailhead Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip from the pine needles designer paper. Switch to the Straight Blade and cut a 12"" x 2"" strip from the hunter green geometric herringbone designer paper. Align and adhere hunter green geometric herringbone strip on top of the pine needles strip to form the base. Step 2: Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of burlap designer paper. Use the Boot Prints Border Punch to punch one edge of a piece of the wood planks designer paper. Trim to 1-1/2"" wide and mount on top of burlap strip. Step 3: Trim boot prints/burlap border into diagonal sections between each pair of boots by placing long edge of border on 45-degree line on base plate of 12-inch Trimmer. Step 4: Mount three of the diagonal pieces on top of the hunter green geometric herringbone strip, leaving equal margins between each piece. Trim the end pieces into triangles and adhere at the outside edges of border strip. Step 5: Create sticker cluster approximately 4"" from right-hand edge. Find Me Where the Wild Things Are Border Step 1: Use the Boot Prints Border Punch to punch one edge of a piece of burlap designer paper. Trim to 2"" wide with wavy blade of 12-inch Decorative Trimmer. Step 2: Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut a 1-3/4"" x 12"" piece of wood planks designer paper. Adhere boot prints strip on top using Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive, leaving about 1/2"" of wood planks paper showing below burlap designer paper. Step 3: Use the wavy blade of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer to trim one edge of a piece of pine needles designer paper. Trim to 3/4"" wide and adhere behind wavy edge of burlap designer paper. Step 4: Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut a 1"" x 12"" piece of hunter green geometric herringbone designer paper. Adhere behind pine needles designer paper, leaving about 1/2"" of hunter green geometric herringbone designer paper showing. Total border should measure approximately 12"" x 3"". Step 5: Mount pine needles border sticker above boot prints with Foam Squares. Create a cluster of embellishments and stickers approximately 3"" from right-hand side. Into the Forest I Go Card Step 1: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" rectangle of burlap designer paper and a 3-3/4"" x 5"" rectangle of hunter green geometric herringbone designer paper. Step 2: Use the Boot Prints Border Punch to punch one long edge of the hunter green geometric herringbone rectangle. Turn paper and punch the other long edge of same rectangle. Layer the hunter green geometric herringbone rectangles onto the burlap rectangle. Step 3: Cut a 3/4"" x 5-1/2"" strip of wood planks designer paper and a 1/2"" x 5-1/2"" strip of burlap designer paper. Mount the burlap strip on top of the wood planks strip and adhere on top of hunter green geometric herringbone rectangle in between the two rows of boot prints. Mount onto a card from the Black Card Kit. Step 4: Embellish with trees, pine cone and “And into the forest I go…” stickers as shown with Foam Squares. What do you think of these boot print borders and DIY card for scrapbooking? What outdoorsy memories would you showcase with these ideas? Share, share and share some more down below! "," 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 D","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Hiking, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, outdoors, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Scrapbooking Tools, Tool Technique","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/BootPrints_BorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,75587 "Combine Complementary Creativity With This Blue and Yellow Sunflower Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-05-03 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/03/combine-complementary-creativity-with-this-blue-and-yellow-sunflower-scrapbook-layout/," 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. To create this layout you will need: Heart to Help Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle & Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a closer took at the Heart to Help Paper Pack in the video below! https://youtu.be/gZZguUZA1YE Step 1: Cut blue dashes paper to 12"" x 3"" and adhere to the top of the light blue scattered dots paper. Step 2: Cut yellow woven hearts paper to 12"" x 3"" and adhere to the bottom of the light blue scattered dots paper. Step 3: Cut darker blue polka dots paper to two 12"" x 5/8"" strips. Cut small sunflowers paper to two 1/2"" x 12"" strips and adhere to the darker blue polka dots strips. Adhere borders to the paper seams on the layout. Step 4: Cut darker blue polka dots paper to 2-1/4"" x 12"". Cut blue hearts paper to 2"" x 12"" and adhere to the darker blue polka dots strip. Adhere to the right side of the layout as shown. Step 5: Use Micro-Tip Scissors to fussy-cut flowers from the large sunflowers paper and a column of hearts from the yellow woven hearts paper. Cut flowers in half. Adhere the hearts strip to the border with Foam Squares. Adhere the flower halves to both sides of the hearts strip as shown. Step 6: With the inside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut ovals from various blue and yellow papers. With the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade, cut circles from various yellow and blue papers. Cut circles in half. Step 7: Arrange and adhere the oval and semi-circle pieces to create partial flowers as shown. Step 8: Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 5"". Crop one photo to 2-1/2"" x 4"" and mat with a 2-3/4"" x 4-1/4"" piece of darker blue polka dots paper. Adhere as shown. Step 9: Adhere White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers to a piece of light blue scattered dots paper and use Micro-Tip Scissors to fussy-cut, leaving a narrow paper frame around the title. Adhere title piece with Foam Squares and add a few additional hand-cut sunflowers as shown.  Step 10: Journal with Navy Dual-Tip Pen. What do you think of the yellow and blues on this sunflower scrapbook layout? "," 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 sur","Boys, Family, Flowers, Heart to Help Paper Pack, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Spring, Sunflowers","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Heart-to-Help-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories6.jpg,75613 "Marvel at Mother Nature With This National Parks Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-05-02 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/02/marvel-at-mother-nature-with-this-national-parks-scrapbook-layout%ef%bf%bc/," It’s important to adore and explore all that Mother Nature has to offer — majestic mountain ranges, winding rivers, towering forests, vast star-filled skies that expand beyond the eye can see. And if you want to pitch your memories of the great outdoors into your next creations, then the Leave Nothing Behind collection is a must-have! From camping trips with the kiddos to hiking adventures (and everything in between!) this collection will help guide your way… as you can see in this national parks scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Wildlife Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Embossed Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Leave Nothing Behind collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/AojL1OgQQfI Step 1: Use the stone cracks texture paper as base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut one 1-1/4"" x 12"" strips from each of the following papers: pine needles and woven textile designer papers, as well as canyon and forest texture papers. Step 3: Then cut one 3/4"" x 12"" strips from each of the following papers: cobblestone, burlap, diamonds chevrons and dark green geometric blanket designer papers. Step 4: Align and adhere one 3/4"" x 12"" on one 1-1/4"" x 12"" strip. Arrange strips 1/2"" from all edges of base page, overlapping at corners as shown and adhere. Step 5: Layer the mountains and trees border stickers on the top and bottom strips, trimming off excess at edge of page with the 12-inch Trimmer or All-Purpose Scissors. Layer the multi-stripe border stickers on the middle of the side strips, trimming off excess at edge of page. Step 6: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut an 8-1/2"" square from woven textiles designer paper. Align and adhere on base page. Step 7: Crop three photos and “Respect your Mother” variety mat to 4"" x 4"". Adhere to 8-1/2"" to the woven textiles designer paper, blocking photos and mat card together. Trim the pines journal tag embellishment and adhere to bottom of mat card. Journal with Dual-Tip Pen on mat card. Step 8: Add embellishment clusters as shown or desired. Add stickers and embellishments as shown or desired, adhering some with Foam Squares for added dimension. What memories will you put on this national parks scrapbook idea? Do you like being in the outdoors? Share, share and share some more! "," It’s important to adore and explore all that Mother Nature has to offer — majestic mountain ranges, winding rivers, towering forests, vast star-filled skies that expand beyond the eye can see. And if you want to pitch your memories of the great outdoors into your next creations, then the Leave Nothing Behind collection is a must-have! From camping trips with the kiddos to hiking adventures (and everything in between!) thi","Creative Memories, Hiking, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, Nature, outdoors, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/LeaveNothingBehind_Collection_1920x1080.jpg,75490 "Sketch Round-Up April 18-May 1","Creative Memories","2022-05-01 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/01/sketch-round-up-april-18-may-1/," Okay, scrappers — how many projects are you currently working on? One layout? Five different layouts? A project potpourri of spreads, borders, cards and more? Whatever it may be, no matter how many, we’re always so happy that you’re creating and innovating (and sharing the final outcomes, too!). Well, if you want to add a couple more designs to your upcoming design docket, then feast your eyes on this Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Oh, boy! The Super Duper Boy collection is bold and bright, as you can see in this layout! Click here to see how to craft it yourself! Sketch #2 Have you taken part of the April Completed Album Challenge on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group? You only have until tonight, Sunday, May 1, at 11:59pm CT to show us what you've got!As added bonus — this family scrapbook layout might just be the finishing touch for your latest album! Give it a go by following along with this blog post. Sketch #3 Borders are a great way to frame your layouts and memories, and this beauty will definitely do the trick! Check out this idea (and others!) by clicking on this link! Sketch #4 Cards really can brighten up someone's day, so why not put together this stunner using the Dollop Arch Frame Punch? It's easy to do — just follow along with the step-by-step instructions here! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then schedule some craftiness for May 13-14 (AU 14-15 May), for that's when the May Virtual Crop will occur! Woot! Six fun sketch challenges, oodles of community connections and awesome prizes?! Yes, it's all true! Simply join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page (if you haven't already!) and share with other crafters so they are in the know! We can't wait to virtually see you there! "," Okay, scrappers — how many projects are you currently working on? One layout? Five different layouts? A project potpourri of spreads, borders, cards and more? Whatever it may be, no matter how many, we’re always so happy that you’re creating and innovating (and sharing the final outcomes, too!). Well, if you want to add a couple more designs to your upcoming design docket, then feast your eyes on this Sketch Round-Up! ","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,75446 "Carry A Bouquet Of Memories With This Wedding Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-29 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/29/carry-a-bouquet-of-memories-with-this-wedding-scrapbook-layout/," A wedding ceremony romantically celebrates a meaningful, one-of-a-kind relationship, so many couples spread that sentiment through the vows, decor, venue and more. With touches of personality and unique taste into the Big Day, many brides also incorporate this idea into an element they hold close to their heart — literally! It’s the wedding bouquet! No matter if it’s an opulent, black-tie affair or a simple garden wedding in one’s backyard, this blooming accessory is a complementary expression of detail. See how you can create your own bouquet of memories with this wedding scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Devotion Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Foiled Accent Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Red Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer & Shell Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of painterly brushstrokes designer paper as the base for this layout. Cut a 12"" x 5"" piece of pale dusty pink roses accent paper and adhere on top, about 1"" from the bottom edge. Step 2: Adhere two 4"" x 6"" photos to the left side of the layout, about 1"" from the edge. Cut a 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"" piece of Shell Shimmer Solid Cardstock and mount on a 4-5/8"" x 6-5/8"" piece of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Mount a 4"" x 6"" photo on top and adhere to the layout. Step 3: Using the outside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with the white heart-diamond grid foiled accent paper. Fold two sides in to form a cone shape. Fill with rose foiled embellishments and adhere to the layout. Step 4: Adhere additional embellishments with Foam Squares. Journal as desired. What special details and photos would you place on this wedding scrapbook layout? Will you be making that stunning DIY bouquet? Share your insights and ideas with us and others today! "," A wedding ceremony romantically celebrates a meaningful, one-of-a-kind relationship, so many couples spread that sentiment through the vows, decor, venue and more. With touches of personality and unique taste into the Big Day, many brides also incorporate this idea into an element they hold close to their heart — literally! It’s the wedding bouquet! No matter if it’s an opulent, black-tie affair or a simple garden weddi","Devotion Collection, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Wedding, Wedding Album, Wedding Scrapbook","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Wedding",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Devotion_Embellishments_1920x1080.jpg,72917 "Wild-flower For Crafting: Country Scrapbook Borders",melissaullmann,"2022-04-28 16:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/28/wild-flower-for-crafting-country-scrapbook-borders/," 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! To create these borders you will need: Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wildflowers Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Wildflowers Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/0xrBWGZyLPw Feelin’ Dandy Border Step 1: Cut a piece of the countryside scenes designer paper to measure 12"" x 4"".  Step 2: Using the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch a border using red paisley bandana paper. Cut to 2"" wide. Adhere to the bottom edge of the border. Step 3: Using the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch a border using tan windmills designer paper. Cut to 1-3/4"" wide. Adhere to the bottom edge of the border. Step 4: Layer the wheat stalks laser-cut border over the bottom edge of the wildflowers.  Step 5: From the back, adhere a strip of the teal plaid designer paper to measure 12"" x 1"" so that it hangs 1/4"" from the bottom.  Step 6: Adhere the wooden fence laser-cut border along the bottom of the border. Step 7: Add the ""Feelin' dandy"" sticker title. Step 8: Use pen to dot along the “sun” trio to make them stand out. Old Fashioned Things Step 1: With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a piece of red barn wood texture paper to measure 12"" x 2"" for the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece of diamond plate metal designer paper to measure 12"" x 2"". Adhere near the top of the red barn wood piece, leaving 1/4” border along the top. Step 3: Cut a piece of tan windmills designer paper to measure 12"" x 1/4"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the diamond plate metal paper. Step 4: Using the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch a border from light teal dainty florals designer paper. Trim to 1-1/2"" wide. Adhere along the top edge of the tan windmills strip. Step 5: Using the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch a border from teal plaid designer paper. Then use scissors to cut off the flowers. Adhere over the top of the previous light teal border. Step 6: Using the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch a border from the tan windmills designer paper. Then use scissors to cut off a few of the flowers. Adhere flowers to the top of the light teal flowers sporadically. Step 7: Adhere wagon wheel laser-cut border along the bottom edge of the border. Step 8: Adhere a sticker for the title. Step 9: Use Dual-Tip Pen to draw stitch marks along the edges of the border as shown. Let’s Go on an Adventure Step 1: Cut a piece of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock to measure 3"" x 12"" for the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece of corrugated tin texture paper to measure 2-3/4"" x 12"". Adhere to the border.  Step 3: Cut two pieces from red tooled leather texture paper to measure 1/4"" x 12"". Adhere along both edges of the corrugated tin paper. Step 4: Using Wildflowers Border Punch, punch two borders from teal plaid designer paper. Cut to measure 1-1/4"" tall using the 12-inch Trimmer and Wave Blade. Adhere vertically along both edges, leaving the red tooled leather strips showing under the wavy edges. Step 5: Cut around a roped part of a variety mat, using a scissors to fussy-cut. Step 6: Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut 1-1/4"" from the edge. Adhere and layer along the left edge of the border. Step 7: Cut a piece of tan windmills designer paper to measure 3"" x 2-1/4"". Round the corners on the right edge with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Adhere as shown. Step 8: Cut a the cowboy shirt pattern designer paper to measure 1"" x 2-1/4"". Round the right two corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Adhere to the top layer as shown. Step 9: Cut out out some wagon wheels from the laser-cut border and add a sticker for the title. What do you think of these country scrapbook borders featuring the Wildflowers Border Punch? What memories would you accent on your layouts? "," 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 fo","Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Country, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Wide Open Places Collection","Border Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/WildflowersBorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,73965 "Behold Best Buds With This Father And Son Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-27 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/27/behold-best-buds-with-this-father-and-son-scrapbook-layout/," Oh, man! The Super Duper Boy collection, which was a bold smash-hit in 2018, is back by popular demand! What’s even more cool is that the paper pack, originally in an 8x8 size, is now in a 12x12 size! Epic, right?! This collection is totally terrific for birthday parties, bestie play dates, school days, outings with your li’l dude, sporting events and more! Take a look at this father and son scrapbook layout and let your kiddo’s memories and adventures be in the spotlight! To create this layout you will need: Super Duper Boy Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Super Duper Boy Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Ruler Take a closer look at the Super Duper Boy collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/xQqVcXeqz0I Step 1: Use a piece of cardstock (any hue) or a refill page as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 9-1/2"" x 9-1/2"" square from the middle of a piece of orange large polka dots paper using the 12-inch Trimmer. Adhere the orange frame on the base. Cut a 9-3/4"" x 9-3/4"" piece with black hands paper. Adhere the black hands piece to the middle of the orange frame. Step 3: Flip the 9-1/2"" square of orange paper to the reverse side (white with orange dots). Cut a 12"" x 3-3/4"" piece of electric blue chevrons paper. Adhere on the white with orange dots square at an angle. Trim off the excess. Adhere to the middle of the layout. Cut two 1-1/4"" x 4-1/2"" strips of cool teal swirlies paper. Align with the electric blue chevrons angled strip. Using a ruler and pencil, draw the same angle on the cool teal swirlies strips. Trim and adhere on either side of the electric blue chevrons piece as shown. Cut a zigzag sticker in half. Adhere one-half strip on each side, covering the seams. Step 4: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 5-3/4"" piece of cool teal swirlies paper and mount a 4"" x 5-1/2"" photo on top. Crop one photo to 4"" x 3"" and another to 3"" x 4"". Adhere all on the layout. Step 5: Adhere stickers. Step 6: Using a ruler, draw journal lines on the layout. Journal as desired. What are your thoughts on this father and son scrapbook layout featuring the Super Duper Boy collection? What photos and memories would you show off? "," Oh, man! The Super Duper Boy collection, which was a bold smash-hit in 2018, is back by popular demand! What’s even more cool is that the paper pack, originally in an 8x8 size, is now in a 12x12 size! Epic, right?! This collection is totally terrific for birthday parties, bestie play dates, school days, outings with your li’l dude, sporting events and more! Take a look at this father and son scrapbook layout and let your ","Boys, Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Super Duper Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/SuperDuperBoy_1920x1080.jpg,74562 "Structure Your Storytelling With This Farm Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-04-26 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/26/structure-your-storytelling-with-this-farm-scrapbook-layout/," 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! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black, Charcoal & Hot Fudge Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Field Fence Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wildflowers Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with the Jumbo Circle Pattern or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)4x6 Peekaboo Pockets™ or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock as the base of this layout. Cut the sheet metal texture paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and add to the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of corrugated tin texture paper to measure 8-1/4"" x 11"". With the inside edge of the Jumbo Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut the top as shown. Use the Brown Dual-Tip Pen to ink the edges. Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of red barn wood texture paper to 8"" x 6"" for a mat. Add the ""Making memories"" variety mat and the barbed wire laser-cut mat, and then cut in half. For the backside of the red barn wood texture mat, cut out the panel from the variety mat. Add stickers and inset the mats to Peekaboo Pockets™. Step 4: Use the Field Fence Border Punch to punch one border from Black Solid Cardstock and one from Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Layer the borders (with the charcoal border on top) and add to the page. Punch a border with the Wildflowers Border Punch and tan windmills designer paper. Adhere this border over the layered fence borders. Step 5: Cut a piece of the straw texture paper to 1/8"" wide and twist it to make it look like twine. Tie a bow and add to the page with other stickers and embellishments as shown. Step 6: Adhere the Southwestern laser-cut mat and a few stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 7: After you insert the completed page to a Page Protector, adhere the Peekaboo Pockets™. What do you think of this creative, layered and welcoming farm scrapbook idea? What photos or memorabilia would you place inside as a secret surprise? "," 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 contr","Country, Farm, Page Layout, Peekaboo Pockets, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Wide Open Places Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Wide-Open-Places-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,74611 "April Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Family Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-04-25 12:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/25/april-completed-album-challenge-plus-a-family-scrapbook-layout/," It’s the last week of April... do you know what that means? It's time for another Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! We've been so impressed by all the completed albums posted each month since January, so we can't wait to see what you do this go-around!If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in April, just completed in April), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #AprilCropDontStop for the chance to win! (And an added bonus — a family scrapbook layout that might just be the finishing touch for your latest album down below!) Here’s an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://youtu.be/F9iJhxthl94 For ALL the details on the Completed Album Challenge, check out this blog post. And again, if you’re looking for a layout to create to finish your album, today’s post can do just that! Layout by Melissa Ullmann – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of maroon vintage foliage tonal paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Adhere large variety mats to the layout — two vertical and two horizontal as shown.  Step 3: Adhere a small variety mat to the upper-left larger mat for the title of the layout. Step 4: Adhere 4"" x 6"" photos to the bottom two mats. Step 5: Adhere stickers to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired on the variety mat. Are you taking part in the April Completed Album Challenge? Will you be making this family scrapbook layout to finish out your next album? "," It’s the last week of April... do you know what that means? It's time for another Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! We've been so impressed by all the completed albums posted each month since January, so we can't wait to see what you do this go-around!If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in April, just completed in April), make a short","#BONUS Challenge, Completed Album Challenge, Laser Mats, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Travel, Vacation, Wanderlust Collection","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CompletedAlbumChallenge_600x600.jpg,75308 "Commemorate Servicepeople With Pops of Poppies: Anzac Day Scrapbooking Idea","Kylie Kingham","2022-04-24 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/24/commemorate-servicepeople-with-pops-of-poppies-anzac-day-scrapbooking-idea/," 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! Kylie’s Inspiration Anzac Day is always a very special day for my family and myself. It is also one filled with many emotions. Both of my children march every year and we spend the day attending services whilst paying our respects to not only our own family who have served, but also to all servicemen and servicewomen. When I first saw the Wide Open Places collection, I noticed the sticker sheet had some flowers that looked a lot like poppies. I knew the palette would be perfect for creating a layout to document some of our Anzac Day memories. I also couldn’t resist making some larger poppies to adorn my page. To create this layout you will need: Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Five Leaf Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Trim a designer piece of paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere it over a contrasting paper so there is a neat border. (Alternatively you can remove the middle from the very bottom piece to conserve paper.) Step 2: Trim another piece of contrasting paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 5"" and adhere to the top of the page. Using the Southwestern laser-cut mat, trim away both long edges and adhere the two remaining pieces with squares aligned at the top of the page, approximately 1/2""- 3/4"" down from the top of the page. Step 3: Add a 6"" x 4"" photo to the rustic barn wood laser-cut mat and adhere near the top of the page. Trim two photo mats to measure 4"" x 4"" and adhere below the larger photo. Trim two photos to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and adhere over the mats. Step 4: To make a poppy: Each poppy requires two circles plus a small middle circle. With the inside edge of the the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut two circles with the Red Blade for each poppy. Fold a circle neatly in half and place each corner into the 2-Way Corner Rounder and punch. Open out the circle and fold in half in the opposite direction and punch both corners. Repeat this with the second circle. Adhere one circle over the top of the other, making sure the top ""petals"" sit in between the bottom petals. With the inside edge of the the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade, cut a circle from Black Solid Cardstock. Using scissors, fringe cut all the way around the circle. Don’t worry if you accidentally cut a fringe off, it adds to the effect. Adhere this circle in the middle of the poppy with a Foam Square for added dimension. Repeat this process to make more poppies (five poppies are included in this layout). Step 5: Adhere the poppies to the layout with the Repositionable Tape Runner. Using the Five Leaf Punch, punch some foliage from teal plaid designer paper and adhere behind each poppy to keep a nice balance. Step 6: Punch a 2-1/2"" wide x 3"" long tag using the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch and journal or add the Anzac Day oath to it. Adhere to the layout. Step 7: With the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Red Blade, cut a circle from designer paper. From a contrasting paper, cut a second circle using the Green Blade. Adhere the smaller circle over the top of the larger and adhere to the middle of the top border. Add a cluster of the flowers and foliage from the sticker sheet. What do you like about this Anzac Day scrapbooking idea? How do you pay homage to this national day? Share your thoughts with us and others down below! "," 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 ","Anzac Day, Military, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Tool Technique, Wide Open Places Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Anzac-Day-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,75278 "Tree-t Your Scrapbooking Ideas With The Oak Tree Punch","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-22 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/22/tree-t-your-scrapbooking-ideas-with-the-oak-tree-punch/," 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! To create these borders and card, you will need: Totally Tonals Blue, Green & Sepia Hues Paper Packs or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Must Have Laser Title Embellishments – Pack 4 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Oak Tree Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Oak Tree Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/QfoiS5YLWOM Real Life Beautiful Moments Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of Sepia Hues stripes paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of Blue Hues polka dots paper and adhere on the base. Step 2: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of Green Hues arrows paper. Adhere on the border. Step 3: Using the Oak Tree Punch, punch six shapes each from Sepia Hues triangles paper and Green Hues falling leaves paper. Using scissors, cut out the leafy tops of the green shapes and adhere on the sepia shapes. Mount on the border as shown, popping some of the trees up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Adhere the “Real life” laser title embellishment with Foam Squares and the “Beautiful memories” laser title embellishment with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Easy Living Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of Green Hues starbursts paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/8"" strip of Green Hues scattered leaves paper and a 12"" x 1-1/8"" strip of Sepia Hues woven keys paper. Adhere both to the base as shown. Step 2: Cut a 3"" x 2-1/2"" piece of Green Hues arrows paper. Using scissors, cut a ""V"" shape from one 3"" side to make a banner. Adhere to the border as shown. Step 3: Cut six 1-1/2"" squares of White Solid Cardstock and mount on six 1-5/8"" squares of Sepia Hues papers. Adhere to the border at regular intervals. Step 4: Using the Oak Tree Punch, punch six shapes each from Sepia Hues lined and triangles papers, as well as various Green Hues papers. Using scissors, cut out the leafy tops of the green shapes and adhere on the sepia shapes. Mount on the squares. Step 5: Adhere the “Easy living” laser title embellishment with Foam Squares for added dimension. Enjoy the Journey Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" piece of Green Hues leaf collage paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 4-1/4"" x 3/4"" strip of Sepia Hues sand paper and adhere on the card, about 2-1/4"" from the bottom edge. Step 3: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a half circle with Sepia Hues sand paper. Using the inside edge of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with Sepia Hues dotted paper and mount on the sand piece. Adhere on the card. Step 4: Using the Oak Tree Punch, punch three shapes each from Sepia Hues lined paper and Green Hues leaf collage paper. Using scissors, cut out the leafy tops of the green shapes and adhere on the sepia shapes. Mount on the half circle. Step 5: Cut a 4-1/4"" section of Green Hues leaves border sticker and adhere on the card. Adhere the “Enjoy the journey” laser title embellishment with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Looking for more ideas? Try pairing the Oak Tree Punch with the Deep in the Woods collection. Check out the projects below! To create these borders and corner embellishment, you will need: Deep in the Woods Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Gray & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Oak Tree Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) In the Woods Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of dark moss designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" strip of green abstraction designer paper and mount on the base. Adhere a tree rings laser-cut border. Step 2: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 1-3/4"" piece of tree grain texture paper. Top with a 3"" x 1-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Mount on the border as shown. Step 3: Using the Oak Tree Punch, punch three trees from wood grain designer paper and three from leaves texture paper. Trim out the foliage from the green trees and mount on the wood grain trees. Adhere to the white piece, popping the middle tree up with Foam Square for added dimension. Step 4: Add stickers as desired. Breathtaking Moments Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of fallen leaves designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of wood grain designer paper and adhere to the bottom of the base. Mount a wood grain laser-cut border on top. Step 2: Cut six 1-1/2"" squares of Light Gray Solid Cardstock. Cut six 1-1/4"" squares of various papers (wood grain, marbled wood, pines) and mount on top. Using the Oak Tree Punch, punch six trees and adhere to the tops of the squares. Mount on the border. Step 3: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Oak Trees Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12”"" strip of tree bark texture paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 10-3/4"" strip of green abstraction designer paper and adhere to the base. Step 3: Cut a 2-1/8"" x 10-3/8"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and adhere to the border. Cut three 2"" squares of wooden cabin texture and two 2"" squares of leaves texture paper. Using the Oak Tree Punch, punch once in the middle of each square. Adhere the squares to the border, leaving a slight space between as shown. Step 4: Mount the green trees on the brown squares, popping them up with small pieces of Foam Squares. Mount the brown trees on the green squares, also using Foam Squares. Oak Trees Corner Embellishment Step 1: Cut a 5-1/4"" square of green abstraction designer paper. Cut in half diagonally to create two triangles. Use one for the base. Step 2: Cut a 4"" square of each ombre wood grain and dark moss designer papers. Cut each in half diagonally. Mount one triangle of each on the base triangle, angling slightly as shown. (Tip: Save the remaining three triangles to make an embellishment for another corner on the layout.) Step 3: Using the Oak Tree Punch, punch three trees from wood grain designer paper and three from leaves texture paper. Trim out the foliage from the green trees and mount on the brown trees. Adhere to the corner with Foam Squares along with a sticker title. Which of these Oak Tree Punch ideas do you like most? And how are you celebrating Earth Day this year? "," 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 f","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Deep in the Woods Collection, earth day, outdoors, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Totally Tonal Hues","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/OakTreePunch_TotallyTonal_600x600_text.jpg,74545 "Pair Tonal Scrapbooking Supplies With CM Collections For In Tandem Creativity","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-21 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/21/pair-tonal-scrapbooking-supplies-with-cm-collections-for-in-tandem-creativity/," 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! Krislyn’s Inspiration Don't you just love options? You get plenty of them when you supplement your beloved collections with the Totally Tonal papers and stickers! I created a two-page Welcome Home layout, adding the Totally Tonal Blue Hues to accentuate the blue tones and textures. Using the same layout design, I swapped the blues for greens — pairing the Endless Meadows collection with the Totally Tonal Green Hues for a dewy and dreamy spring layout. Totally Tonal Blues Hues + Welcome Home Collection Layout To create these layouts you'll need: Totally Tonal Blue Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)  — Paper Pack sold out (Replace with other Welcome Home papers OR the Totally Tonal Blue & Green Duo Paper PackWelcome Home Paper Pack, Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack, Variety Mat Pack, Embellishments and Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blue & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Embossed Hexagon Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use White Solid Cardstock or White Refill Pages as the bases for this two-page layout. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 12"" piece of Welcome Home ditsy floral designer paper at 7"", giving you 7"" x 12"" and 5"" x 12"" pieces. Adhere the 7"" x 12"" piece on the left side and the 5"" x 12"" piece on the right side of the layout as shown. Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of Totally Tonal Blue Hues woven paper and adhere it on the left edge of the layout. Cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of the same woven paper and adhere it on the right edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of White Solid Cardstock. With the Embossed Hexagon Punch, punch from various Totally Tonal Blue Hues papers and Welcome Home tonal papers. Adhere along the cardstock strip as shown and mount on the left side of the layout. Adhere Totally Tonal Blue Hues stickers along the left and right sides of the layout. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with White Solid Cardstock. Punch six hexagons with Totally Tonal Blue Hues papers and six with White Solid Cardstock. Adhere the blue hexagons on the circle to form a ""flower."" Adhere the white hexagons behind the blue hexagons to form a large hexagon shape. Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with Welcome Home terra cotta small triangles tonal paper. Adhere on the flower shape. Top with a sticker. Step 5: Cut three 4"" x 6"" photo mats with White Solid Cardstock and top with one horizontal photo and two vertical photos, cropped slightly. Cut four 3"" x 4"" photo mats with Blue Solid Cardstock and top with three photos and one variety mat, each cropped to 2-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Step 6: Add stickers and embellishments. Journal as desired. Variation: Totally Tonal Green Hues + Endless Meadows Collection To create this layout, substitute the following: Totally Tonal Green Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Paper Pack, Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack, Variety Mat Pack, Embellishments, Border Stickers and Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Five Leaf Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) To create the wreath: Using the inside edge of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with White Solid Cardstock. With the Five Leaf Punch, punch 10 leaves with a variety of Totally Tonal Green Hues papers. Layer and adhere them around the circle. Next, I saddled up the Totally Tonal Sepia Hues with the Wide Open Spaces collection and created a new layout that makes a statement with stripes of rich brown tones and a border to give it a Western feel. Finally, using the same layout design, I traded the sepia hues for shades of black and gray to fly with the Wanderlust collection and a more sophisticated look. Totally Tonal Sepia Hues + Wide Open Places Layout To create these layouts you'll need: Totally Tonal Sepia Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Paper Pack, Variety Mat Pack and Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Hot Fudge & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Field Fence Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use two pieces of cardstock (any hue) or refill pages as the bases for this two-page layout. Step 2: Cut two 6"" x 8"" pieces of Wide Open Places red paisley bandana designer paper and adhere to the inner layout as shown. Cut two 6"" x 8"" pieces of Wide Open Places floral cowboy shirt designer paper and adhere to the outer layout, next to the red paisley bandana pieces. Cut two 12"" x 1/2"" strips of Wide Open Places teal plaid designer paper and adhere across the bottom of the layout. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 4"" piece of cardstock (any hue). Cut 16 3/4"" x 4"" strips of various Totally Tonal Sepia Hues papers. Adhere side by side along the cardstock. Cut the piece into four 12"" x 1"" strips. Adhere two strips along the bottom of the red paisley bandana and floral cowboy shirt pieces. Adhere the other two strips above the teal plaid strips along the bottom. Cut two 3/4"" x 12"" strips of Totally Tonal Sepia Hues triangles paper and adhere on the outer edges of the layout. Step 4: Cut two 12"" x 1-1/2"" strips of Wide Open Places light teal dainty florals designer paper. With the Field Fence Border Punch, punch two borders with Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Adhere the borders on the strips and mount on the layout between the strip borders. Step 5: Cut two 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" mats with Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock and adhere on the red paisley bandana pieces. Adhere a variety mat journal box on one. Cut a 4"" x 6"" piece of Wide Open Places light teal dainty florals designer paper and adhere on the other. Crop a photo to 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" and mount on top. Cut four 5"" x 3-1/2"" photo mats with Wide Open Places teal plaid designer paper and adhere to the sides of the layout as shown. Top with four 4-3/4"" x 3-1/4"" photos. Step 6: Cut a border sticker in half and place on either side of the border. Top with additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. Variation: Totally Tonal Neutral Hues + Wanderlust Collection To create this layout, substitute the following: Totally Tonal Neutral Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Paper Pack, Variety Mat Pack, Embellishments and Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Use the Photography Chain BMC instead of the Field Fence Border Punch. What combination do you like most? Please share your tonal scrapbooking ideas in the comments! "," 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 opt","Border Ideas, Border Maker System, Embossed Hexagon Punch, Endless Meadows Collection, Field Fence Border Punch, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Totally Tonal, Wanderlust Collection, Welcome Home Collection, Wide Open Places Collection","Border Ideas,New Products,Page Layout Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Tools & Techniques,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/IMG_5152.jpg,74335 "Awaken Your Senses: Spring Scrapbook Layout With The NSD 2022 Collection","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-20 16:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/20/awaken-your-senses-spring-scrapbook-layout-with-the-nsd-2022-collection/," Spring is a time of renewed senses. Sure, wintertime is great with flurries of fun, brisk adventures and snow that sparkles like diamonds, but springtime is a whole different ballpark that we love! You can open your windows and let the fresh air whoosh with inviting warmth through your home. You can hear the birds happily chirping songs and serenades and can see an abundance of too-cute baby rabbits and ducklings. Nature dons new attire, from the blanketing, luscious green grass to itty-bitty tree buds, and perfumes scents of earthy rain (aka petrichor) and the fresh sweetness of roses, lilacs, honeysuckles and more. Well, if your senses are awakened and ready for the season, then tap into this fresh start by creating this spring scrapbook layout! Psst! If you would like to attend an NSD event (virtual, in-person or hybrid events), you can connect with an Advisor near you using our handy Advisor Locator search on the website. US | CA | AU To create this layout you will need: Garden Friends Paper Pack — Sold outReplace with NSD 2022 Project Recipe™ Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) OR Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Mini Pack Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of cream woven paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut 8-3/4"" x 2-1/8"" strips with blue stripes, bees and florals, golden yellow honeycomb and green plaid papers. Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle off of just one end of each piece. Adhere to the layout, spacing evenly and leaving a 1/2"" edge around three sides. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut circles with golden yellow honeycomb, green plaid, scattered ladybugs and light blue triangles papers. Adhere to the layout as shown. Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and first the Blue Blade, then the Green Blade, cut four rings with White Solid Cardstock. Adhere the circles and rings together. Step 4: Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" and mat with two 4"" x 6"" pieces of light blue gingham paper. Mount on the layout. Step 5: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with blue stripes paper. Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from a photo. Mount on the blue stripes circle. Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade first, then the Red Blade, cut a ring with White Solid Cardstock. Adhere around the photo. Mount on the layout. Step 6: Add embellishments and journal as desired. What do you like most about springtime? Do you have any activities you love to do during this time of year? And what do you think of this spring scrapbook layout with the NSD 2022 collection? Share, share and share some more! "," Spring is a time of renewed senses. Sure, wintertime is great with flurries of fun, brisk adventures and snow that sparkles like diamonds, but springtime is a whole different ballpark that we love! You can open your windows and let the fresh air whoosh with inviting warmth through your home. You can hear the birds happily chirping songs and serenades and can see an abundance of too-cute baby rabbits and ducklings. Nature dons","NSD, NSD 2022 Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Spring, Spring Layout","NSD,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/NSD2022_GardenFriendsLayout_1080x1080.jpg,73385 "3 Project Ideas Using The Dollop Arch Frame Punch",melissaullmann,"2022-04-19 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/19/3-project-ideas-using-the-dollop-arch-frame-punch/," 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. To create these borders and card, you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dollop Arch Frame Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Dollop Arch Frame Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/FqSIQjCq9ec You Make Life Wonderful Card Step 1: Use a card from the Black Card Kit for the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of dusted blue scattered leaves designer paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Cut a piece of charcoal polka dots tonal paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Punch the sides of this piece using the Dollop Arch Frame Punch. Cut in half, adhering to the edges of the dusted blue paper with the dollop arches on the inside. Step 4: Cut two pieces of maroon vintage foliage tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1/8"". Glue ends together using Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Use this piece to lace through the arches as shown. Step 5: Cut two pieces of mustard ornate damask tonal paper to measure 1/2"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere along the edges of the charcoal polka dots paper. Step 6: Cut two pieces of maroon vintage foliage tonal paper to measure 1/2"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere along the previous mustard ornate damask pieces. Step 7: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares for added dimension. Our Story Documented Border Step 1: Cut a piece of woodgrain designer paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"". Use this as the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece of maroon tiled mosaic designer paper to measure 12"" x 4"". Use the Dollop Arch Frame Punch along all sides of the paper. Adhere to the base. Step 3: Cut a piece of houndstooth tonal paper to measure 9-1/2"" x 1-1/2"". Round all four corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Adhere to the border. Step 4: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 5: Cut a strip of charcoal polka dots tonal paper that is 1/4"" wide. Adhere along the ends of the border. Memories Border Step 1: Cut a piece from the maroon tiled mosaic designer paper to measure 12"" x 2-1/2"". Use this piece as the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece from charcoal polka dots tonal paper to measure 12"" x 2"". Adhere to the border. Step 3: Cut three pieces of different papers to measure 4"" x 4"". Punch around all four sides with the Dollop Arch Frame Punch. Adhere to the border. Step 4: Adhere a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of houndstooth tonal paper across the top of the previous pieces. Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the border, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Which of these projects do you like most using the Dollop Arch Frame Punch? Have you ever made borders AND frames using a CM frame punch? Share your thoughts, ideas and innovations with us! "," 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 deli","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Family, family memories, Frame Punch, Heritage, Our Moments Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Tool Technique","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Heritage,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/DollopArchFramePunch_1920x1080.jpg,74513 "Take On The #2022AprilBONUS Challenge: Tap Into Terrific Textures","Creative Memories","2022-04-18 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/18/take-on-the-2022aprilbonus-challenge-tap-into-terrific-textures/," Who's ready to dive into a solid foundation for terrific layouts? We hope you are, because latest promo is underway! For a limited time, you can earn up to two exclusive gift bundles with qualifying orders — one paves creativity and a lasting impression with its bounty of brick designs, while the other perfectly pools together possibilities with its water waves and ripples motif — both are tempting with eye-catching, photographic textures! See for yourself and get more more details: US | CA | AU And you know what this means — our #2022AprilBONUS challenge is ready and waiting for YOU to take on these textures for your own albums (and the opportunity to win prizes!) Get the ins and outs of this challenge down below — we can't wait to see what you make! EARN EXCLUSIVE GIFT BUNDLES FREE! #2022AprilBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has TWO sketches with example completed layouts using products in the limited-time bundles! How to Participate: Review the two sketches below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout(s) using whatever products you have on-hand; you do not need to use the promo bundles to be eligible to win. Complete as many challenges as you wish, but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win!Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, May 8, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 9 May at 2:59pm AET) with hashtag #2022AprilBONUS1 or #2022AprilBONUS2 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 6 lucky winners total — 2 winners per sketch, PLUS 2 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the limited time bundles.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, May 12, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 2 participants for each sketch, PLUS 2 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the promo bundle(s). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, May 12, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #2022AprilBONUS1 Promo product used: Building Bricks | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #2022AprilBONUS2 Promo product used: Weaving Waves | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Remember, you have until Sunday, May 8, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 9 May at 2:59pm AET) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2022AprilBONUS1 and/or #2022AprilBONUS2) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022AprilBONUS1 Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Building Bricks Bundle — Exclusive in the spend/get promotionBlack Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of black bricks texture paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Position a piece of tan bricks texture paper in the Building Bricks Border Punch so that the top-right corner is aligned at the black mark on the right side of the punch (with the punch facing toward you). Punch, then slide the paper to the right until the punched part covers the same design on the punch body. Punch once more. Remove the paper and rotate it so the punched part is on your left. Gently pull the punched part out of the way of the punch and insert the edge of the paper into the punch so that the edge aligns with the black mark on the left side of the punch. Punch twice and remove the paper. Trim off the tiny triangle pieces that remain. Rotate the paper to the opposite corner and repeat. Adhere on top of the base. Step 3: Cut a 8-3/4"" x 8-3/4"" piece of red bricks paper and mount to the middle of the layout. Step 4: Cut a 4” x 4” piece of Black Solid Cardstock and mount a 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photo on top. Crop another photo to 4"" x 4"". Mount those, along with a 4"" x 6"" photo, on the layout as shown. Step 5: Cut a 4"" x 1-3/4"" piece of Black Solid Cardstock. Cut a ""V"" from one long side and mount the piece over the top edge of the 4"" x 6"" photo as shown. Adhere a White Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers title on the piece. Add stars stickers using Foam Squares. Step 6: Journal as desired around the red bricks square. Instructions for #2022AprilBONUS2 Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Weaving Waves Bundle — Exclusive in the spend/get promotionWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of aqua-blue water texture paper as the base for this layout. Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to 11"" x 11"" and mount on the base. Step 2: Using the Weaving Waves Border Punch, punch borders with different waves texture papers. Using scissors, trim to various sizes and adhere to the layout as shown. Step 3: Cut two 5-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" pieces of navy blue ripples texture paper and mount two 5"" x 4"" photos on them. Adhere to the layout. Step 4: Add a title with the Black Sans Serif and Script ABC/124 Letter Stickers. Journal as desired. Remember, if you want all the details on the promotion, visit: US | CA | AU. Have fun! "," Who's ready to dive into a solid foundation for terrific layouts? We hope you are, because latest promo is underway! For a limited time, you can earn up to two exclusive gift bundles with qualifying orders — one paves creativity and a lasting impression with its bounty of brick designs, while the other perfectly pools together possibilities with its water waves and ripples motif — both are tempting with eye-catching, phot","#BONUS Challenge, Christmas scrapbook layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/BuildingBricks_WeavingWaves_Promo_1920x1080.jpg,75044 "Sketch Round-Up April 4-17","Creative Memories","2022-04-17 14:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/17/sketch-round-up-april-4-17/," What adventures and happenings have you enjoyed recently? Family get-togethers? Buying a new house? Birthday parties? Day trips hiking with friends? Or even simple moments at home playing with your pets or trying out new recipes? No matter the occasion, there's always a reason to capture in-the-moment memories! Which of these four sketches will inspire your next preservation project? Sketch #1 Family comes first, so first on the docket is this stunning layout with Our Moments products! Click here to see how to make it yourself! Sketch #2 Align a layout with ease (and extra smiles!) in a snap by following along with this blog post. Sketch #3 Cheerful, playful, vibrant — check, check and check! Make this pretty project by simply clicking on this link! Sketch #4 Oh, here's another good one! But hold onto your seats — it'll be coming to the blog soon! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? May we suggest you block out your calendar for the May Virtual Crop, happening May 13-14 (AU 14-15 May). It'll be full of innovative sketches, community connections and even some pretty cool prizes. All you have to do is join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page (if you haven't already!) and share with other creators so they are in the know! "," What adventures and happenings have you enjoyed recently? Family get-togethers? Buying a new house? Birthday parties? Day trips hiking with friends? Or even simple moments at home playing with your pets or trying out new recipes? No matter the occasion, there's always a reason to capture in-the-moment memories! Which of these four sketches will inspire your next preservation project? Sketch #1 Family come","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,74975 "Hop To It With This Easter Bunny Scrapbooking Layout","Kylie Kingham","2022-04-15 13:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/15/hop-to-it-with-this-easter-bunny-scrapbooking-layout/," Hippity-hoppity, Easter’s on its way!Yes, indeed — the day of bright- and pastel-hued eggs, brunch with family, woven baskets aplenty and kiddos loving on all the chocolate candies or money-filled plastic shells that a fluffy, magical creature left behind is this weekend! Religious scriptures make no mention of a long-eared, puffy-tailed animal who hides eggs on Easter Sunday, but nevertheless, the Easter Bunny is a prominent and beloved symbol of this springtime occasion. Well, blog contributor Kylie Kingham is hoppy about this egg-citing day, so she made a bunny scrapbooking layout that has us all ears! Kylie’s Inspiration The pastel tones and floral themes of the Endless Meadows collection were the driving inspiration for my Easter-themed layout. They had me envisioning rolling meadows with the scent of fresh flowerbeds and cute little bunnies hopping by! I wanted to create a page that would help document my beloved Easter egg hunt or spring memories. To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wildflowers Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle, Oval & Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Trim a piece of designer paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere over a contrasting piece of 12x12 paper. (Tip: You can remove the middle of the base sheet to conserve paper if you prefer.) Step 2: With the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch once from grass designer paper. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, trim away the border to measure around 1-3/4"" wide. Trim 1/2"" from the length of the strip also. Repeat this exact process from a shrubbery designer paper. Adhere the grass border over the top of the shrubbery border at the base of the page, making sure the shrubbery border sits a fraction higher. Add a wavy border sticker over the top. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut six circles from honey yellow texture designer paper with the Green Blade. Cut another six from a different contrasting paper (here we used lavender sprigs tonal paper), only this time using the Red Blade on the inside edge. Adhere each smaller circle on top of the larger and create an ""Easter"" title by using the White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Adhere with Foam Squares over the punched border for added dimension. Step 4: To create the bunny: Using the small heart Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern, cut two hearts from diamond grid designer paper with the Red Blade. Cut one heart in half with scissors and carefully round off the square corners from both pieces. (Set the other heart aside for the head.) From lavender florals designer paper, cut another heart and cut it in half. Using scissors, carefully trim away any square corners as well as trimming down one side of each to make them slightly smaller than the first two halves cut. Adhere each smaller half over the top of the larger making sure the top curved edge is approximately 1"" down from the top edge of the larger halves. Trim away any overhang from the pointy end on both, to produce two ""ears."" Turn the remaining full heart upside down and adhere both ears behind at the top.From White Solid Cardstock trim a strip of paper to measure 3/4"" wide and from that trim two pieces to measure 1-1/2"" long. Adhere these as ""teeth"" to the bottom-middle of the curve for the bunny’s head.Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut two circles from White Solid Cardstock with the Green Blade. Adhere these with Foam Squares as the ""snout"" of the bunny.Next, trim two ovals from the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade. Adhere these as ""eyes."" Cut two ovals from the same template on the inside edge with the Blue Blade from Black Solid Cardstock. Adhere these as ""pupils."" Trim three very, very thin strips from contrasting paper (here we used honey yellow stripes tonal paper) to around 4"" long each. Adhere these as whiskers to the face with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Using the heart punch from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch one heart from the same paper and adhere as a ""nose"" over the top of the whiskers. As an extra feature, punch four crescent moon shapes from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and adhere as ""eyelashes.""From the same paper as the bunny’s head, trim four circles from the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade. Set these aside for now. Step 5: Cut two photo mats (here we used darker shrubbery designer paper) to measure 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and adhere to the page. Adhere photos over the mats. (We have paper as placeholders for now.) Step 6: Take the bunny and without adhering it, line it up above one photo. Take the four circles set aside from the previous step and adhere two on both sides of the bunny’s head, over the top of the photo as ""paws."" Add Foam Squares to the bunny and adhere in place for added dimension. Step 7: Finish the page by adding a journal card and extra embellishments. What do you like about this Easter scrapbooking layout (and extra-cute bunny scrapbooking idea)? How are you celebrating this springtime occasion? Share your thoughts, ideas and special sentiments to us and others down below! Happy Easter, every-bunny! Want even more Easter projects to try out? Then check out these egg-stremely awesome Easter scrapbook ideas! "," Hippity-hoppity, Easter’s on its way!Yes, indeed — the day of bright- and pastel-hued eggs, brunch with family, woven baskets aplenty and kiddos loving on all the chocolate candies or money-filled plastic shells that a fluffy, magical creature left behind is this weekend! Religious scriptures make no mention of a long-eared, puffy-tailed animal who hides eggs on Easter Sunday, but nevertheless, the Easter Bunny is a promi","Easter, Endless Meadows Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Tool Technique","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Easter-Bunny-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories1.jpg,74913 "Buzzin' With Detail: Bee Scrapbook Ideas With The NSD 2022 Collection","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-14 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/14/buzzin-with-detail-bee-scrapbook-ideas-with-the-nsd-2022-collection/," Sweet as can bee! Buzz-worthy project ideas! Do your own sting! Hive-five designs! It's all here (and more!) with the NSD 2022 collection and coordinating Bumblebee Punch! See for yourself with these bee scrapbook ideas, and imagine what other themes (flying kites, visiting farmers' markets, gardening, nature walks and more!) that you can dream up that will scream ""Spring has sprung!"" Psst! If you would like to attend an NSD event (virtual, in-person or hybrid events), you can connect with an Advisor near you using our handy Advisor Locator search on the website. US | CA | AU To create these borders and card, you will need: NSD 2022 Project Recipe™ Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Laser Cut Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Mini Pack Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD Cardstock Sampler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Garden Friends Paper Pack — Sold outCardstock (and shade of green) (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bumblebee Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning SeptemberCustom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Wave, Scallop & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil Check out the whole NSD 2022 collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/qu8Gbk9R7M4 Swing into Spring Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip of green bird tracks paper for the base. Cut an 11-1/2"" x 2-3/4"" strip of beige honeycomb paper and adhere on the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of blue woven paper. Insert the Bumblebee Punch so that the edge of the punch is aligned with the edge of the paper. Punch. Rotate the paper so that you’re punching from the opposite side. Position the paper in the punch so that you see just half of the previous punch shape. Punch. Repeat across the strip until you have punched seven total times. Trim the ends of the strip so that it measures 11-1/4"". Mount on the border. (Save the bumblebees for a future project, like the card below.) Step 3: Punch seven bumblebees from Light Blue, Blue and Dark Green Solid Cardstocks. Adhere in the spaces on the border. Step 4: Adhere a floral laser-cut border and additional embellishments as desired. Hello! Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of blue woven paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of green cardstock (any shade) and mount on top. Step 2: Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of bees and florals paper. Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut out five circles at regular intervals (one will be covered up). Adhere to the border. Step 3: With the Bumblebee Punch, punch four bumblebees with Navy Solid Cardstock. Cut out small pieces of Goldenrod Solid Cardstock and adhere behind the bumblebee bodies. Adhere to the border using Foam Squares. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with Navy Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the border. Trace the ""Hello!"" layered embellishment on Goldenrod Solid Cardstock. Cut out using Micro-Tip Scissors. Adhere to the border. Hello, Sunshine! Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" piece of green bird tracks paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 4"" piece of wispy clouds paper and adhere on top. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a 5-1/4"" x 1-3/8"" strip of golden yellow honeycomb paper and adhere to the middle of the card. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 1"" strip of plaid paper and mount on the strip. Cut a 5-1/4"" segment of the circles laser-cut border and adhere on top. Step 4: With the Bumblebee Punch, punch five bumblebees with blue woven paper. Adhere to the border. Step 5: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with blue woven paper. Adhere the “Hello, sunshine!” sticker on top. Mount on the card using Foam Squares for added dimension. Are you ready to get to bees-ness with these bee scrapbook ideas? Are you loving the bee theme of this year's NSD 2022 collection? Tell us your thoughts on the NSD collection and tools, events near you and more! "," Sweet as can bee! Buzz-worthy project ideas! Do your own sting! Hive-five designs! It's all here (and more!) with the NSD 2022 collection and coordinating Bumblebee Punch! See for yourself with these bee scrapbook ideas, and imagine what other themes (flying kites, visiting farmers' markets, gardening, nature walks and more!) that you can dream up that will scream ""Spring has sprung!"" Psst! If you would like to attend","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, NSD, NSD 2022 Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Spring","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,NSD,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/BumblebeePunch_1920x1080-1.jpg,73375 "Be Silly And Sassy With This Girl Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-13 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/13/be-silly-and-sassy-with-this-girl-scrapbook-layout/," ""Oh, girls, they want to have fun!""And YOU can have fun with your daughter, niece, li'l sister, granddaughter and more with the Super Duper Girl collection. This cheerful-and-vibrant-as-she-is collection was a hit in 2018 and is back by popular demand! Even more so, the tonal paper pack, which was originally 8x8, is now in a 12x12 size! It's perfect for the kiddos flaunting their inner princess, birthday and pizza parties, dance recitals, gymnastics competitions, school days and other adventures worth remembering (Psst, it's also good for girls' day outings or weekend getaways with your own best friends!) See how silly and sassy your scrapbooking skills will get with this girl scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Super Duper Girl Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Super Duper Girl Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a closer look at the Super Duper Girl collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/04meVxakfNg Step 1: Use a piece of notebook ruled paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 9-3/4"" x 8"" piece of pink polka dots paper and adhere to the layout, about 1-1/4"" from the top and flush with the left edge. Cut a 9-3/4"" x 1"" strip of purple swirlies paper and tuck it below the pink piece as shown. Step 3: Cut eight 1"" x 2"" pieces with various papers. Round two corners of each piece (2"" side). Layer and adhere as shown to the right of the pink and purple pieces. Step 4: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" strip of cool teal crowns paper. Punch one short end using the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch. Using scissors, cut a V in the other short end. Adhere to the layout at an angle. Cut three 2-1/4"" squares of lightning bright yellow layered chevrons paper. Crop three photos to 2"" x 2"" and round the corners. Mount on the lightning bright yellow squares. Then mount the squares on the tag along with a “Don’t grow up...” sticker. Step 5: Cut (1) 5-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and (1) 4-1/4"" x 5-3/4"" pieces of purple swirlies paper. Mount (1) 5"" x 4"" and (1) 4"" x 5-1/2"" photos on top, respectively. Adhere to the layout. Step 6: Add additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired on the notebook ruled paper with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. What fun-tastic memories would you show off on this girl scrapbook layout idea? Would you make it with your bestie? "," ""Oh, girls, they want to have fun!""And YOU can have fun with your daughter, niece, li'l sister, granddaughter and more with the Super Duper Girl collection. This cheerful-and-vibrant-as-she-is collection was a hit in 2018 and is back by popular demand! Even more so, the tonal paper pack, which was originally 8x8, is now in a 12x12 size! It's perfect for the kiddos flaunting their inner princess, birthday and pizza parties, da","Creative Memories, Girls, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Super Duper Collection, Tag Punch","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/SuperDuperGirl_1920x1080.jpg,74549 "Care For Your Kin With This Family Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-04-12 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/12/care-for-your-kin-with-this-family-scrapbook-layout/," What do you like to do with your family? Host game nights? Cook and eat meals together? Enjoy weeklong vacations? Attend reunions with far-away or near-and-dear relatives? Partake in sporting or music events? No matter what activities or hobbies you do with your family, spending quality time with others is a great way to show how much you care. Speaking of care, show a bit of bonding, love and admiration for your go-to group with this family scrapbook layout. To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the charcoal bricks designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut 24 pieces of various papers to measure 1"" x 2"". Adhere 12 pieces vertically along the top edge of the layout and 12 pieces vertically along the bottom edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut three photo mats to measure (1) 3-3/4"" x 4-1/4"" and (2) 3-3/4"" x 6-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Cut photos to measure (1) 3-1/2"" x 4"" and (2) 3-1/2"" x 6"". Step 4: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 5: Cut 1/2"" strips, in varying lengths, and adhere below the middle photo to journal on. Journal as desired with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. What do you like most about this family scrapbook layout? The dazzling patterns of the papers? The small final touches and embellishments? Tell us in the comments below! "," What do you like to do with your family? Host game nights? Cook and eat meals together? Enjoy weeklong vacations? Attend reunions with far-away or near-and-dear relatives? Partake in sporting or music events? No matter what activities or hobbies you do with your family, spending quality time with others is a great way to show how much you care. Speaking of care, show a bit of bonding, love and admiration for your go-to group ","Dad, Family, family memories, Heritage, Kids, Our Moments Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Heritage,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/OurMoments_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,74479 "Highlight With Humble Hues: Tonal Papers and Stickers Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-11 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/11/highlight-with-humble-hues-tonal-papers-and-stickers-layout/," They were tone-ally amazing then, and they’re tone-ally amazing NOW! What is it, you ask? The Totally Tonal collection, that’s what! We introduced you to the collection last quarter, but with it being Q2, that meant a fresh and fun batch of tonal scrapbooking supplies hit the CM scene. This go-around, give a humble and hue-tiful “Hello!” to the Totally Tonal Hues in various shades of blue, green, neutral and sepia. They’re perfect for layouts of any type, from everyday moments to milestone memories. And right now, when you purchase Q2 Totally Tonal Hues products OR Q1 Totally Tonal Duos products, you can earn Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Sticker FREE! (Hint: We just had a blog post on the Prismatic 2 products last week!) For promo details: US | CA | AU Let's get to creating with the perfectly pretty pigments of the Totally Tonal Hues products with this tonal papers and stickers layout! Enjoy! To create this layout you will need: Totally Tonal Blue Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Green Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Sepia Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Neutral Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of cardstock (or a refill page) as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of paper from each of the Totally Tonal Hues Paper Packs. Adhere on the base. Add two border stickers from each of the Totally Tonal Hues Border Stickers pack and adhere along the bottom of each paper strip. Step 3: Using the Custom Cutting System and Circle Patterns, cut half-circles from each of the Totally Tonal Hues Paper Packs. Cut three half-circles using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, two half-circles using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade and three half-circles using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade. Adhere half-circles along the edges of the strips as shown. Step 4: Cut two 4"" x 5-1/2"" mats with Totally Tonal Blue Hues woven jeans paper. Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 5"" and mount on the mats. Adhere on the layout. Step 5: Journal as desired. What do you think of these tonal papers and stickers layout? Which of the four hues are you most admiring? Share your thoughts and ideas with us and others! LAST CHANCE FOR THE TOTALLY TONAL HUES BUFFET  Time is running out — you only have until TOMORROW to earn Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Stickers FREE with the purchase of any assortment of 8+ Q2 Totally Tonal Hues products OR Q1 Totally Tonal Duos products! A friendly reminder that Totally Tonal Hues will still be available for purchase after the promo ends, but the free products — featuring unique cutting guides on the back of the paper pack — will no longer be available. So if you want these free gifts, you won't want to wait! Again, for full promo details, visit: US | CA | AU "," They were tone-ally amazing then, and they’re tone-ally amazing NOW! What is it, you ask? The Totally Tonal collection, that’s what! We introduced you to the collection last quarter, but with it being Q2, that meant a fresh and fun batch of tonal scrapbooking supplies hit the CM scene. This go-around, give a humble and hue-tiful “Hello!” to the Totally Tonal Hues in various shades of blue, green, neutral and sepia.","Page Layout, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Totally Tonal, Totally Tonal Hues","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Q2TotallyTonalBuffet_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,74517 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-04-09 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/09/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-8/," Saturday, April 9: 1pm CT Five challenges down, but only ONE to go! (Where did the time go?!) This April Virtual Crop has been fantastic. But even though we’re embarking on Challenge #6, don’t forget you have until Sunday, April 10, at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as you want. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, April 14, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Krislyn Mattei – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Lullaby Lane or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, April 9: 1pm CT Five challenges down, but only ONE to go! (Where did the time go?!) This April Virtual Crop has been fantastic. But even though we’re embarking on Challenge #6, don’t forget you have until Sunday, April 10, at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as you want. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and h",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/LullabyLane_Layout4_1080x1080.jpg,74814 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-04-09 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/09/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-8/," Saturday, April 9: 11am, 1pm CT You are ALL amazing — caring comments, beautiful layouts, community connections. It’s all here, and we thank you for that! Keep it up with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, April 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Get tips and techniques for this sketch with CM Advisor Deb Domack! https://youtu.be/uBGK4B97NXU Created by Deb Domack – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Our Moments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brené Brown "," Saturday, April 9: 11am, 1pm CT You are ALL amazing — caring comments, beautiful layouts, community connections. It’s all here, and we thank you for that! Keep it up with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant i",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FinalLayout_Sketch5_retouched.jpg,74785 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-04-09 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/09/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-8/," Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Ahh, what a beautiful day… for crafting, that is! Today marks the second day of the April Virtual Crop, and we hope you're ready for it. Well, show us what you’ve got with Challenge #4! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, April 14, at noon CT. Created by Robyn Collins – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Wide Open Places or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch from Advisor Robyn Collins! Collection Used: Wide Open Places or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity never goes out of style."" "," Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Ahh, what a beautiful day… for crafting, that is! Today marks the second day of the April Virtual Crop, and we hope you're ready for it. Well, show us what you’ve got with Challenge #4! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack wi",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FinalLayout_Sketch4_retouched.jpg,74770 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-04-08 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/08/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-8/," Friday, April 8: 5pm CT | Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We might be biased, but this has been one of the BEST Virtual Crops yet! Reminder: This is the last challenge for today (and it's a great one!), but make sure to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow because that’s when the second day of this month’s Virtual Crop will begin! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, April 14, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Welcome Home or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, April 8: 5pm CT | Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We might be biased, but this has been one of the BEST Virtual Crops yet! Reminder: This is the last challenge for today (and it's a great one!), but make sure to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow because that’s when the second day of this month’s Virtual Crop will begin! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops he",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/WelcomeHome_Layout2_1080x1080.jpg,74800 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-04-08 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/08/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-8/," Friday, April 8: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Holy smokes! We can tell this Virtual Crop is gonna be a good time! Let’s keep it going with the next sketch… here we go with Challenge #2! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, April 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tips and inspiration for this sketch with CM Advisor Lynda Gorrie! https://youtu.be/Z2SieH-DvgM Created by Lynda Gorrie – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: International Travel — Mexico Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, April 8: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Holy smokes! We can tell this Virtual Crop is gonna be a good time! Let’s keep it going with the next sketch… here we go with Challenge #2! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded t",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Sketch2_FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,74757 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-04-08 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/08/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-7/," Friday, April 8: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The second weekend of April is here — do you know what time it is? Why, the next Virtual Crop, that is! Gather your supplies and get ready, for Challenge #1 is underway! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, April 14, at noon CT. Created by Beverly Musch – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Our Moments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch from Advisor Beverly Musch! Collection Used: Our Moments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)› https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, April 8: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The second weekend of April is here — do you know what time it is? Why, the next Virtual Crop, that is! Gather your supplies and get ready, for Challenge #1 is underway! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474-1.jpg,74714 "Pruned To Perfection: Vines Borders and DIY Card For Scrapbooking",melissaullmann,"2022-04-07 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/07/pruned-to-perfection-vines-borders-and-diy-card-for-scrapbooking/," Clinging, twining and sprawling vines give an old-time fairytale look (as well as organic and eye-catching accents!) to many homes, doorways, landscapes and gardens. And if you want to intertwine your photos and layouts together with this ornamental appeal, then stem your scrapbooking toward the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge! See how this vine-of-the-times tool can do just that by making these vines borders and DIY card for scrapbooking! To create these borders and card, you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Border Maker System with Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Victorian Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/RY56f1_Yf1s You Make Life Wonderful Card Step 1: Use a blank card from the Blank Card Kit as the base. Step 2: Cut a piece from the maroon tiled mosaic designer paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the card. Step 3: Cut a piece of the houndstooth tonal paper to measure 3"" x 5"". Adhere to the card. Step 4: Cut a piece of charcoal bricks designer paper to measure 2-1/4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the card. Step 5: Cut a piece of mustard leaf outline designer paper to measure 2-1/4"" x 5-1/4"". Punch both sides with the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge. Adhere to the card. Step 6: Cut a piece of umber woodgrain tonal paper to measure 3/8"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the front of the card. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the card for a sentiment, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. A Love Story Border Step 1: Using the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge, punch a 12"" edge of charcoal bricks designer paper, then cut at 3"". Use this as the base of the border. Step 2: Using the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge, punch a 12"" edge of mustard leaf outline designer paper, then cut at 2-1/8"". Adhere to the top of the charcoal bricks base. Step 3: Cut a strip of dusted blue diamonds tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere to the border. Step 4: Using the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge, punch a 12"" edge of maroon vintage florals designer paper, then cut at 1-1/4"". Adhere from the back bottom edge of the border. Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Love These Moments Border Step 1: Cut a piece of charcoal bricks designer paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 12"" for the base of the border. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Victorian Blade, cut a piece of dusted blue leaf scatter designer paper that is 2-1/4"" x 12"". Adhere to the border. Step 3: From the maroon tiled mosaic designer paper, cut a piece that is 4"" x 12"". Punch both of the long edges with the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge. Once punched, score each side 1"" from the edge. Fold the edges over and adhere. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut out the heart from the variety mat. Step 5: Using the inside edge of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from maroon tiled mosaic designer paper. Adhere the previous circle on top of this piece, then adhere to the border. Step 6: Adhere stickers to the border using Foam Squares for dimension. What do you think of the ornamental look from these vines borders and DIY card for scrapbooking? What sorts of themed layouts and projects would you make with this BMC (wineries, gardening, visiting botanical gardens, family portraits, etc.)? "," Clinging, twining and sprawling vines give an old-time fairytale look (as well as organic and eye-catching accents!) to many homes, doorways, landscapes and gardens. And if you want to intertwine your photos and layouts together with this ornamental appeal, then stem your scrapbooking toward the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge! See how this vine-of-the-times tool can do just that by making these vines borders and DIY car","Border Ideas, Border Maker System, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FlourishVineBMC_600x600_text.jpg,74506 "This Wedding Cake Scrapbook Idea Is Really Fun-fetti To Make","Creative Memories","2022-04-06 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/06/this-wedding-cake-scrapbook-idea-is-really-fun-fetti-to-make/," Wedding cakes have their treatable roots in Ancient Rome when marriage ceremonies concluded with a not-so-sugary barley bread being broke over the bride’s head for luck and fertility. Over time, this tradition transitioned into stacked confections with sugar and frosting that we know of today, and can be as unique as the couple — from white piping that echoes the elaborate embroidery of the dress to fondant figurines, marzipan roses and real flowers. Even more so, modern edible alternatives are a trendy way to show off the couple’s personality, like donut stacks, macaron towers, mini cupcakes or cake pops, wheels of cheese, sundae bars and more. Well, today we are slicing into a more traditional approach with a classic three-tiered wedding cake scrapbook idea from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu — it's really fun-fetti to make! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Devotion Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Laser Cut Papers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Red Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Black Solid Cardstock as the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the painterly brushstrokes designer paper to measure 2"" x 2"", 3-1/2"" x 2-1/2"" and 5"" x 3"". Step 3: Cut the framing roses laser-cut paper as shown above. Step 4: Assemble the wedding cake as shown. Trim the excess piece with a scissors. Step 5: Cut “And they lived happily ever after” variety mat to measure 4"" x 3"". Step 6: Adhere mats, stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Are you whisked away by this wedding cake scrapbook layout? What type of wedding treat did you have at your reception? Share your blissful ideas in the comments below! "," Wedding cakes have their treatable roots in Ancient Rome when marriage ceremonies concluded with a not-so-sugary barley bread being broke over the bride’s head for luck and fertility. Over time, this tradition transitioned into stacked confections with sugar and frosting that we know of today, and can be as unique as the couple — from white piping that echoes the elaborate embroidery of the dress to fondant figurines, mar","Devotion Collection, Laser Cut Paper, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Wedding, Wedding Layout, Wedding Scrapbook","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Wedding",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Devotion-Wedding-Cake-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,72947 "Cutting-edge Design: Piecing Together Prismatic Paper And Stickers Layouts","Creative Memories","2022-04-05 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/05/cutting-edge-design-piecing-together-prismatic-paper-and-stickers-layouts/," Today's post is off to a hue-tiful start — for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Stickers FREE when you purchase any assortment of 8+ Totally Tonal products (including the NEW Q2 Totally Tonal Hues, as well as the Q1 Duos)! Woweee! Each quarter in 2022, we're releasing a fresh assortment of Totally Tonal paper packs (6/pk) and border stickers (3/pk) that feature trending hues and designs. When you purchase 8+ Totally Tonal products between April 4-12 (starts and ends at noon CT or while supplies last), you’ll earn exclusive Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Stickers FREE. Again, here’s what’s cool about them: The front side of each sheet in the Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Pack (6/pk) features general designs like checkers, chevrons and polka dots, and the reverse side has geometric lines you can use as cutting guides to create your own piece-ably perfect and unique layouts! And when you top it all off with the Prismatic 2 Stickers (3/pk), it's even better! For full promo details, visit: US | CA | AU To create these layouts you will need: Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Pack — Exclusive in the promotionPrismatic 2 Stickers — Exclusive in the promotionWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Pack & Stickers in the video below! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/bemsovxzpi Step 1: Use the printed lines on the papers as a cutting guide and cut all pieces. (Tip: Use the Sight Line on the trimmer to get precise cuts.) Step 2: Lay out all the pieces as shown above. Adhere the pieces to a base piece of White Solid Cardstock for each layout. Step 3: Add stickers to the layouts, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Journal as desired with a Black Dual-Tip Pen.Are you loving these Prismatic paper and stickers layouts? Tell us below and let us know if you have taken advantage of this hot promo! "," Today's post is off to a hue-tiful start — for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Stickers FREE when you purchase any assortment of 8+ Totally Tonal products (including the NEW Q2 Totally Tonal Hues, as well as the Q1 Duos)! Woweee! Each quarter in 2022, we're releasing a fresh assortment of Totally Tonal paper packs (6/pk) and border stickers (3/pk) that feature trending h","Page Layout, Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack, Prismatic Sticker Pack, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Totally Tonal","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Q2TotallyTonalBuffet_PrismaticPapers_Layouts_1920x1080.jpg,74584 "Blessed With The Best: Family Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-04-04 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/04/blessed-with-the-best-family-scrapbook-layout/," Every family has their own rituals, traditions, celebrations, history and unique lineage. And by documenting the stories, family trees and better-together experiences, you’re ensuring your narratives live on through your children, grandchildren and others. And there’s no better collection to get started on your heritage album (with photos of family reunions, milestone birthdays, baby news, nostalgic memories with siblings and more!) than with the brand-new Our Moments collection! Welcome home your legacies and memories with this family scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Our Moments collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/CkNBWhg3XZs Step 1: Use the charcoal bricks designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the white vintage designer paper to measure 11-1/4"" x 11-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Cut two pieces of maroon vintage florals tonal paper to measure 2"" x 2"". Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut in half from corner to corner to create triangles. Adhere to the corners of the white vintage paper as shown. Step 4: Cut a piece of any paper to measure 4"" x 8"". Cut eight strips to measure 4” x 1” from a variety of papers. Adhere horizontally on the previous piece of paper. Once you have the piece of paper covered with strips, then cut four 1"" strips vertically. Cut down to 7-1/4” in length. Adhere between the triangle pieces in the corners. Step 5: Cut a large variety mat in half to 3-1/4"" x 4-1/2"" and adhere in the bottom-left corner inside the strips. Step 6: Cut three photos to measure (1) 4"" x 2-3/4"", (1) 3-1/4"" x 2-3/4"" and (1) 4"" x 4-1/2"". Adhere inside the strips. Step 7: Adhere border stickers next to each of the strips, cutting off at 7-1/4"".  Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for dimension.  Step 9: Journal as desired. What are your thoughts on the latest Our Moments collection? What stories or walks down memory lane would you document on this family scrapbook layout? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section. "," Every family has their own rituals, traditions, celebrations, history and unique lineage. And by documenting the stories, family trees and better-together experiences, you’re ensuring your narratives live on through your children, grandchildren and others. And there’s no better collection to get started on your heritage album (with photos of family reunions, milestone birthdays, baby news, nostalgic memories with siblings","Family, family memories, Heritage, Our Moments Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Heritage,New Products,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/OurMoments_Collection_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,74450 "Sketch Round-Up March 21-April 3","Creative Memories","2022-04-03 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/03/sketch-round-up-march-21-april-3/," How many scrapbook pages would you guess you’ve made in your life? Just a couple dozen? Hundreds? Thousands? Even more?! Well, no matter if you’re a beginner or long-time pro, each page you scrapbook is unique and fun to make! And if you need a boost of inspiration for your 10th or 1,010th scrapbook project, then take a peek at the Sketch Round-Up and keep adding to those albums! Sketch #1 If you have country-themed photos, then this sketch is the one for you! Just click here to see how to make it yourself! Sketch #2 Sketch #2 also uses products from the Wide Open Places collection — head on over to this this blog post to see how you can corral your creativity with ease! Sketch #3 Talk about a wine-derful layout! Check out this idea from a CM blog contributor today! Sketch #4 This border sure has us feelin' dandy! Make sure you're subscribed to the blog (if you're not already!) to make sure it comes straight to your inbox! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then mark your calendars for the April Virtual Crop, happening April 8-9 (AU 9-10 April). Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page so you're in the know of what this virtual extravaganza is all about, what some of the awesome prizes are and more! "," How many scrapbook pages would you guess you’ve made in your life? Just a couple dozen? Hundreds? Thousands? Even more?! Well, no matter if you’re a beginner or long-time pro, each page you scrapbook is unique and fun to make! And if you need a boost of inspiration for your 10th or 1,010th scrapbook project, then take a peek at the Sketch Round-Up and keep adding to those albums! Sketch #1 If you have ","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,74367 "We Urgently Need Your Help!","Creative Memories","2022-04-01 07:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/01/we-urgently-need-your-help/," Help! Six members of our Home Office team are MISSING! If it was just one or two, we might be able to keep things up and running (for a while at least), but six? And spanning so many key departments — communications, marketing, the Advisor community, customer service... our VICE PRESIDENT for goodness sake? We can't run CM without them! We're all SO, so scared... https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/i3ambjz6zv Please, please help us find them! To join the search party, visit the CM website and search high and low for where Marnie, Lorrayne, Alison, Sarah, Amber and Susan are hiding… you'll want to look for their faces hiding in product descriptions, category pages… they could be anywhere! Your super-important mission is to find ALL 6 of them on the website and complete a short survey telling us where you found them. And when you do... There's a $200 shopping spree reward that could be yours! Simply complete the survey and tell us where you found all 6 missing team members by this Sunday, April 3, at 11:59pm CT, and you'll be eligible to win a $200 shopping spree!  Two lucky winners will receive a $200 shopping spree — winners will be chosen randomly, but to be eligible to win, you will have to have found all 6 and correctly identified where you found them on the website.  Winners will be announced on our Facebook page and in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Wednesday, April 6, at noon CT.  It's important that we find all 6 because without them, how can YOU... Get answers to your questions on our Facebook Groups without Marnie?(Communications)Marnie was hiding in the Our Story webheader graphic! Learn about new products, promos and launches without Lorrayne?(Marketing)Lorrayne was hiding on the My First Photo Album! Develop NEW products from your wish lists without Alison?(Vice President)Alison was hiding on the Anchor Punch! Get new Custom/Digital offerings and tutorials without Sarah?(Custom & Digital Marketing)Sarah was hiding in the Custom Album Covers webheader graphic! Get coaching and support for your Advisor business without Amber?(Advisor Community)Amber was hiding on the Botanical Burst Recipe Template! Get the help you need when you need it without Susan?(Customer Service)Susan was hiding on the Just Dance Theme Pack! Follow these steps to get started: Share the challenge on Facebook. Just click “Share” on the post on the public Facebook page!Search the website to find all 6 missing Home Office team members.Complete the short survey and tell us where you found all 6 team members.Visit the Virtual Crop Facebook Group every few hours today to see MORE videos from HO team members who are concerned where their colleagues are. Please, please help us find them! We're depending on you... and who wouldn't love the chance to win a $200 shopping spree as a reward?! Join The Search Party "," Help! Six members of our Home Office team are MISSING! If it was just one or two, we might be able to keep things up and running (for a while at least), but six? And spanning so many key departments — communications, marketing, the Advisor community, customer service... our VICE PRESIDENT for goodness sake? We can't run CM without them! We're all SO,&nb","April Fools, Creative Memories","All About CM",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Creative_Memories_Home_Office_Lost.jpg,74382 "Corral Home On The Range Memories: Country Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-03-31 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/31/coral-home-on-the-range-memories-country-scrapbook-layout/," Many factors go into living in the countryside — knowledge on different varietals of plants, veggies and fruits, staying on top of the latest in mechanics and how to fix machinery, understanding stock commodity markets, figuring out soil restoration, undergoing pest management and crop protection, seeking the health and well-being of animals and livestock and so much more. And as a farmer or rancher, there's no doubt it truly takes a diligent mixture of grit, pioneering spirit, determination, and hard work to get the job, or rather jobs, done. Well, for those who live home, home on the range, this country scrapbook layout gives a lay of this land and the love for rural livelihood! To create this layout you will need: Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the sheet metal texture paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut two pieces of the worn leather texture paper to measure 3"" x 3"". Cut in half from corner to corner, creating triangles. Adhere them into the corners of the layout, leaving 1/4"" around the outer edges. Step 3: Cut the corners from the Southwestern laser-cut mat, then adhere to the worn leather corner pieces. Step 4: Layer the ropes laser-cut mat on top of the rust barn wood laser-cut mat with Foam Squares.  Step 5: Adhere 6"" x 4"" variety mat behind it all for the title of the layout. Adhere the whole thing near the top of the layout. Step 6: Using a 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" variety mat, cut 1-1/2"" from each end. Flip over and adhere along the top and bottom middle edges. Step 7: Journal with a Brown Dual-Tip Pen on the journal piece that is left. Step 8: Cut three photos to measure 3"" x 4"". Adhere to the layout. Adhere the journal piece under the top mat and over the top edge of one of the photos. Step 9: Using the pieces that are leftover from the Southwestern laser-cut mat that we cut the corners from, flip over and adhere along the top corner edges. Step 10: Use the triangle pieces as corners, adhering above the photos and along the journal piece. Will you sit down (or saddle up!) to create this country scrapbook layout? What do you think of the layering of variety mats and laser-cut mats featured in this post? "," Many factors go into living in the countryside — knowledge on different varietals of plants, veggies and fruits, staying on top of the latest in mechanics and how to fix machinery, understanding stock commodity markets, figuring out soil restoration, undergoing pest management and crop protection, seeking the health and well-being of animals and livestock and so much more. And as a farmer or rancher, there's no doubt it tru","Boys, Country, Creative Memories, Farm, Laser Mats, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Wide Open Places Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/WideOpenPlaces_Mats_LaserMats_1920x1080.jpg,73939 "Ring in Details With These Wedding Scrapbook Ideas Featuring a Bell Punch","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-30 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/30/ring-in-details-with-these-wedding-scrapbook-ideas-featuring-a-bell-punch/," Did you know the ringing of bells at weddings can be traced back many moons ago to Celtic traditions? It was believed that ringing of church bells would ward off evil spirits and bless the newlyweds, in addition to spreading the news across the land that a couple had been married. While the superstition of yesteryear may not be so common today, the joyful sounds of bells at weddings has remained chiming through the air to mark the couple’s new journey. If you want to try adding some blissful detail to your next wedding scrapbook project, then give this featured bell punch ago — it’s sure to ring, ping and ding with delight! To create these borders and card, you will need: Devotion Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Foiled Accent Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Autumn Hay Shimmer, Bronze Shimmer, Platinum Shimmer, White Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bells & Bows Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scoring & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Bells & Bows in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/aD_BwJbNW5I True Love Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of White Shimmer Solid Cardstock and adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Cut two 1-3/4” x 1-3/4” squares with minimalistic flower buds designer paper and two more with pale dusty pink roses accent paper. Adhere to the card. Using the Bells & Bows Punch, punch two cutouts with White Shimmer Solid Cardstock and two more with Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere shapes to the squares. Step 4: Cut a 4” x 1/2"" strip of minimalistic flower buds designer paper. Cut a 4” x 1/4"" strip of pale dusty pink roses and adhere on top. Cut a notch from one end and adhere to the card. Top with a sticker and gems. A Day to Remember Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, but a piece of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock to 12"" x 2-1/4"" for the base. Step 2: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut six circles with beige wash designer paper. Apply adhesive to the top half of each and adhere to the bottom edge of the base. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" strip of painterly brushstrokes designer paper and adhere to the base, about 1/4"" from the top. Cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip of gold scallops accent paper and adhere to the bottom of the base. Adhere a border sticker over the seam. Step 4: Using the Bells & Bows Punch, punch three cutouts from Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock and three more from Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the circles as shown. Using the Bells & Bows Punch, punch cutouts with Shell Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Trim out the bows using Micro-Tip Scissors. Adhere over the platinum and bronze bows. Top with gems. Step 5: Add stickers and embellishments. Just Married Border Step 1: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of gold stripe foiled accent paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of beige mini diamonds designer paper and adhere on top of the base. Adhere a border sticker down the middle. Step 3: Using the Bells & Bows Punch, punch six cutouts with Autumn Hay Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the border. Step 4: Add stickers, popping them up with Foam Squares for added dimension. What are your thoughts on these wedding scrapbook borders and card? What sorts of projects have you dreamt up with latest bell punch, the Bells & Bows Punch? (It can be used for more than just weddings!) Share your savvy skills and thoughts in the comments below! "," Did you know the ringing of bells at weddings can be traced back many moons ago to Celtic traditions? It was believed that ringing of church bells would ward off evil spirits and bless the newlyweds, in addition to spreading the news across the land that a couple had been married. While the superstition of yesteryear may not be so common today, the joyful sounds of bells at weddings has remained chiming through the air to mar","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Creative Memories, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Wedding, wedding card, Wedding Scrapbook","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Wedding",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BellsBowsPunch_1920x1080.jpg,72938 "Layer On The Love For Your Li'l One With This Baby Scrapbook Layout","Kylie Kingham","2022-03-29 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/29/layer-on-the-love-for-your-lil-one-with-this-baby-scrapbook-layout/," Bundle of joy. Sweet pea. Cutie pie. Peanut. Li'l princess or li'l man. Sugarplum. Smiley. Cuddle bunny. Buttercup. Bubba. There are so many nicknames and terms of endearment for baby. In fact, blog contributor Kylie Kingham had her own moniker for her little ones, which inspired this baby scrapbook layout! Kylie’s Inspiration When my children were really small, I used to call them my “little love bugs” as an affectionate nickname. I loved the pastel hues and designs of the Lullaby Lane designer papers and thought it would be fun to create some little paper bugs in a garden scene. I wanted my page to have some character and dimension, so I created scalloped layers from half circles which gave interest and pops of hues throughout my background. To create this layout you will need: Lullaby Lane Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Girl Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Boy Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Hot Fudge & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Multi-Purpose Tool or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)RulerPencil Step 1: Using a ruler and pencil, measure 2-1/2"" down from the top edge of a base paper and rule a faint line across. Select five or so various papers and begin cutting several circles from each paper using the following templates below. (Tip: You are better to cut not enough circles than too many. You can always cut more. As a guide, I cut around three of each size to begin with.) The inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red BladeThe inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red BladeThe inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade Step 2: Cut each circle in half and begin layering each half-circle piece across the pencil line. Allow the first half-circle to overlap the sides of the paper — you can trim off the excess once finished. Mix and match hues, patterns and sizes. Continue doing this all the way to the top of the page. Once complete, turn the page over and trim off the overhanging circles/edges with the 12-inch Trimmer. Step 3: Select two different green papers. Using the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut one strip (green side up) to measure approximately 2"" x 12"". Cut the second paper (green side down) to the same measurements. (Turning one piece of paper over produces a different wave effect versus the first piece once they are adhered in place.) Using Micro-Tip Scissors, begin fringe-cutting all the way along the wavy edge on both strips. As a guide, cut into them approximately 1/2""-3/4"" of the way down. Layer one behind the other and adhere them both to the bottom of the page. Add border stickers to the top and bottom of the page. Step 4: To create the bugs: With the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut one circle. From a contrasting paper (but in the same/complementing shade), cut one circle using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade. Cut the larger circle in half, and using a Foam Square, adhere the smaller circle as the ""head."" From the same paper as the body, cut a very narrow strip. From this piece, cut two strips approximately 1"" long and adhere to the back of the head with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen as ""antennae"". From the same paper as the head, punch two hearts from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and adhere to the tips of the antennae. Trim a very narrow strip of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock into 4 x 1/2"" pieces. Glue below the body as ""legs."" Using the small circle and large circle cutouts from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch from White Solid Cardstock so you have two larger circles for ""eyes"" and a smaller circle for a ""nose."" Adhere these in place using the Multi-Purpose Tool as a guide. With the small circle and crescent moon cutouts from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch with Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock to make ""pupils"" and a ""mouth."" Glue in place. Repeat this process again, from different papers if you wish, to produce a second bug. Adhere the head on the opposite side of the body half-circle so you can have them facing each other. Adhere both bugs to the lower-right corner of the page using Foam Squares. Step 5: Cut three photo mats to measure (2) 6"" x 4"" and (1) 4"" x 4."" Trim photos to measure (2) 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and (1) 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere the photos to the photo mats and add them to the page. Finish by embellishing with a few stickers and create a title using Lullaby Lane Stickers and the White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Did you have cutesy nicknames for your baby, grandchild, newborn cousin, etc.? What do you think of the adorable ""love bugs"" on this baby scrapbook layout from Kylie? Relay your answers in the comments below! "," Bundle of joy. Sweet pea. Cutie pie. Peanut. Li'l princess or li'l man. Sugarplum. Smiley. Cuddle bunny. Buttercup. Bubba. There are so many nicknames and terms of endearment for baby. In fact, blog contributor Kylie Kingham had her own moniker for her little ones, which inspired this baby scrapbook layout! Kylie’s Inspiration When my children were really small, I used to call them my “little love bugs” as an ","Baby, Baby Scrapbook Layout, Creative Memories, Kids, Lullaby Lane Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Baby,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Lullaby-Lane-Love-Bug-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories1.jpg,73064 "March Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Travel Scrapbook Layout You'll Book A Ticket For","Noreen Smith","2022-03-28 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/28/march-completed-album-challenge-plus-a-travel-scrapbook-layout-youll-book-a-ticket-for/," It’s the last week of March, which means it’s time to take on the Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in March, just completed in March), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #MarchCropDontStop for the chance to win! Here’s an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://youtu.be/eCbjufF9_cQ For ALL the details on the Completed Album Challenge, check out this blog post. And if you’re looking for a layout to create to finish your album, today’s post can do just that! To create this layout you will need: Wanderlust Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Embossed Hexagon Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the worn leather texture paper as your base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 7-1/2"" x 12"" strip from leather designer paper and two 1/4"" x 12"" strips from the tan stripes tonal paper. Adhere across the base page as shown, approximately 1-1/2"" down from the top edge. Adhere with Tape Runner. Step 3: Using the Embossed Hexagon Punch, punch shapes from various papers. Adhere some behind and on top of the hexagon laser-cut mat, leaving some hexagons open. Adhere the laser-cut mat on the strip of dot grid designer paper as shown. Step 4: Mat a 4"" x 6"" photo with 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" red stripe variety mat. Trim the leather variety mat card to 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" and mat a 4"" x 4"" photo with it. Adhere matted photos to base page as shown. Step 5: Using the Embossed Hexagon Punch, punch six shapes from various papers. Tuck them behind the left-hand edges of the photos, lining them up to mimic the design on the edge of the laser-cut mat. Step 6: Journal on the “Travel turns you into a storyteller” variety mat with Black Dual-Tip Pen. Adhere to layout, overlapping the bottom of the laser-cut mat. Add suitcase, “Explore” and arrow embellishments and stickers as shown or desired. Use Foam Squares to add dimension. What destinations would you want to show on this travel scrapbook layout? "," It’s the last week of March, which means it’s time to take on the Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in March, just completed in March), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag&nbs","Completed Album Challenge, Laser Mats, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Travel, Vacation, Wanderlust Collection","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CompletedAlbumChallenge_600x600.jpg,71890 "Outstanding In Their Field: Fence Borders For Scrapbooking",melissaullmann,"2022-03-25 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/25/outstanding-in-their-field-fence-borders-for-scrapbooking/," Fences are a vital part of any successful farm or ranch. They delineate property lines. They keep your animals and livestock on your property and separate said animals from your precious crops and grassland. They also enhance security. Well, we're not on the fence about today's blog — we're excited to show you how to corral together borders fit for country scrapbook layouts and projects! Take a giddy-up glimpse at these fence borders for scrapbooking... they’re definitely outstanding in their field. To create these borders you will need: Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Sans Serif ABC/123 Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black, Charcoal & Hot Fudge Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Field Fence Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wildflowers Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Deckle & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Field Fence Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/i8fP6ppoDWE Giddy Up Border Step 1: Cut a piece of the teal plaid designer paper to measure 3"" x 12"".  Round all four corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Step 2: Cut a piece of the diamond plate metal designer paper to measure 2-3/4"" x 12"".  Step 3: Punch three borders using the Field Fence Border Punch and Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Adhere at an angle on the diamond plate metal paper. Cut off excess with a scissors. Step 4: Cut several strips of red barn wood texture paper to measure 3/4"" high. Adhere along the bottom of the fence.  Step 5: Rotate between the fence and the red paper all the way to the top of the diamond plate metal paper. Round corners using the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Adhere this piece to the middle of the teal plaid strip.  Step 6: Cut a piece of diamond plate metal designer paper to measure 6"" x 1-1/2"". Round the top two corners. Cut the red/teal plaid doily laser-cut border, into three segments and segments segments. Align the two segments along the bottom edge of the diamond plate metal paper, then adhere the three segments, flipping over for the other hue, with Foam Squares. Step 7: Adhere Brown Sans Serif ABC/123 Stickers for the title. Then adhere horse sticker. Happy Trails Border Step 1: Tear the top edge of a piece of light teal dainty florals designer paper to measure 12"" x 3"".  Step 2: Using the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch along the edge of tan windmills designer paper, then cut to measure 2-1/2"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the border. Step 3: Using the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch along the edge of the red tooled leather texture paper, then cut to measure 2-1/4"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the border. Step 4: Tear a piece of the soil texture paper to measure 12"" x 1/2"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the border.  Step 5: Punch a fence using the Field Fence Border Punch from Black Solid Cardstock, then one with Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Step 6: Adhere the black fence to the border. Adhere the charcoal fence offset from the black one with Foam Squares.  Step 7: Adhere stickers for the title. Peace & Tranquility Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade, cut a piece from the red barn wood texture paper to measure 12"" x 2-3/4."" Step 2: Cut a piece of the light teal dainty florals paper to measure 12"" x 2-1/2"". Adhere to the border. Step 3: Punch two borders using the Field Fence Border Punch and the dark brown ropes designer paper. Step 4: Cut 20 pieces from various papers to measure 3/4"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere on the back sides of the fence openings. Adhere fences so that the bottoms of the fences overlap each other in the middle.  Step 5: Adhere the light teal windmill blades laser-cut border over the overlapped pieces with Foam Squares. Step 6: Adhere stickers for the title. What are your thoughts on these fence borders for scrapbooking? Will you be making any (or all of them!) soon? "," Fences are a vital part of any successful farm or ranch. They delineate property lines. They keep your animals and livestock on your property and separate said animals from your precious crops and grassland. They also enhance security. Well, we're not on the fence about today's blog — we're excited to show you how to corral together borders fit for country scrapbook layouts and projects! Take a giddy-up glimpse at these fen","Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Country, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/FieldFenceBorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,73949 "Create A Bouquet Of Memories: Spring Scrapbooking Layout With Rose Scrapbooking Border","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-24 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/24/create-a-bouquet-of-memories-spring-scrapbooking-layout-with-rose-scrapbooking-border/," From a hidden botanical gardens to local parks, bustling farmers’ markets and soaring conservatories bursting at the seams with fragrant blooms, there are so many places and opportunities to stop and smell the roses (or lilacs, peonies, tulips, daisies and more!) come springtime. This spring scrapbooking layout is in full bloom for this budding season and features a rose scrapbooking border that will put the petal to the metal!(Hint: The border punch is a part of a current promotion going on now — find details about the tiered promo in the links below and get it for yourself before the beauties are gone for good!) To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rose Garden Border Punch — Exclusive in the promotionFor promo details, visit: US | CA | AU12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of green fronds tonal paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 6"" piece of diamond grid designer paper and adhere to the layout, about 2-1/2"" from the bottom. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of dusty sky blue wildlife and wildflower silhouettes designer paper and adhere about 2-1/2"" from the bottom. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of dusty sky blue wildlife and wildflower silhouettes designer paper and adhere about 1"" from the top. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of diamond grid paper and adhere it on top. Place a green quote border sticker along the lower edge of the diamond grid strip. Step 4: Using the Rose Garden Border Punch, punch a border with each green fronds and peach waves tonal papers. Adhere the green border on the layout. Using scissors, trim out each rose from the peach border. Apply Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive and adhere to the border as shown. Step 5: Trim out a small dusty sky blue wildlife and wildflower silhouettes scrap to place behind the wreath sticker and adhere on the border. Step 6: Crop two photos to 5"" x 3-1/2"" and mat on two 5-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" pieces of leaf green waves tonal paper. Crop two photos to 3"" x 3"". Cut three 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" pieces of peach waves tonal paper. Mount photos on top of two and adhere to the layout. Step 7: Mount the third peach waves square on the layout and journal as desired. Add stickers. Step 8: Using the Rose Garden Border Punch, punch a small border section with peach waves tonal paper. Trim out the flowers and adhere to the lower-left corner of the layout, along with a leaf embellishment. What are your thoughts on this spring scrapbooking layout? Have you taken advantage of the current promo going on now in order to create rose scrapbooking borders? Let us know! "," From a hidden botanical gardens to local parks, bustling farmers’ markets and soaring conservatories bursting at the seams with fragrant blooms, there are so many places and opportunities to stop and smell the roses (or lilacs, peonies, tulips, daisies and more!) come springtime. This spring scrapbooking layout is in full bloom for this budding season and features a rose scrapbooking border that will put the petal to the me","Creative Memories, Family, Flowers, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Spring, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/EndlessMeadows_RoseGardenBorderPunch_Layout_1080x1080.jpg,73333 "Behold A Barnyard Beauty: Farm Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-03-23 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/23/behold-a-barnyard-beauty-farm-scrapbook-layout/," Driving through rural areas, it’s likely you’ve seen iconic red barns that speckle the landscape. Hundreds of years ago, farmers would seal their barn with a varnish of some mixture of linseed oil, lime and rust, which under the sun, would turn to the coral, burnt orange or red ochre hue that we are now familiar with. When paint became more available, many people chose red for their barns to pay homage of the tradition. Whether you live on a ranch or have fantastic barnyard memories, this farm scrapbook layout will make you whinny with glee! To create this layout you will need: Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Hot Fudge & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the sheet metal texture paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut 10 pieces various papers to measure 3-1/2"" x 1"". Adhere along the right edge of the layout for the “silo.” Step 3: Cut a piece of diamond metal plate designer paper to measure 3-1/2"" x 1-3/4"". Add a pencil mark 1"" from the top-left corner, both down and over. Cut from marking to marking to create the angled cut. Repeat the same thing from the right corner. Adhere to the top of the “silo.” Step 4: Cut a piece of red barn wood texture paper to measure 9"" x 10"". From the top-left corner mark at 3"" in both directions. Repeat this step on the top-right corner. Cut from marking to marking to create the angle for the barn roof. Adhere red barn wood texture paper to the layout, along the left edge, but slightly overlaps the “silo” as well. Step 5: Cut 1/2"" strips from corrugated tin texture paper. Adhere along the top angled and straight edges for the “roof.” Trim with scissors. Step 6: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 7"" x 6-1/2"". Adhere to the front of the barn. Step 7: Cut two pieces of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock to measure 3-1/4"" x 6-1/4"". Adhere to the front of the barn for the “doors.” Step 8: Tear the straw texture paper, adhering along the bottom-right side of the layout, over the barn doors and silo for the “ground.” Step 9: Adhere two photos that measure 3"" x 6"" to the top of the “doors.” Step 10: Cut a piece of diamond metal plate designer paper to measure 1-3/4"" x 3/4"". Cut the top corners at an angle. Adhere to the top of the barn. Step 11: Cut a piece of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock to measure 2-1/2"" x 2-1/2"".  Step 12: Cut a piece of gold paper to measure 2-1/4"" x 2-1/4"". Cut from corner to corner, and then in half again. Step 13: Cut a piece of teal sable blanket texture paper to measure 2-1/4"" x 2-1/4"". Cut from corner to corner, then in half again.  Step 14: Use this triangle pieced to create the barn crest on the top of the Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Adhere near the top of the barn using Foam Squares. Step 15: Cut strips that measure 1/2"" by varying lengths, adhering to the layout to journal on. A “V” on the ends with scissors. Step 16: Adhere stickers using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. What rural recalls would you put on this farm scrapbook layout? Do you like the DIY barn and silo? Share, share, share below! "," Driving through rural areas, it’s likely you’ve seen iconic red barns that speckle the landscape. Hundreds of years ago, farmers would seal their barn with a varnish of some mixture of linseed oil, lime and rust, which under the sun, would turn to the coral, burnt orange or red ochre hue that we are now familiar with. When paint became more available, many people chose red for their barns to pay homage of the tradition. W","Country, Creative Memories, Farm, Horses, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Wide Open Places Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/WideOpenPlaces_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,73932 "Explore And Adore These Travel Scrapbook Ideas Featuring Hexagon Scrapbook Designs","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-03-22 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/22/explore-and-adore-these-travel-scrapbook-ideas-featuring-hexagon-scrapbook-designs/," Hexagons are simple six-sided figures, but when you pair it with scrapbooking, you get endless punching opportunities and project perfections! From every day moments to travel adventures (and anything you can dream of!) this punch can add just the right amount of geometric greatness. Check it our with these travel scrapbook projects featuring hexagon scrapbook designs! To create these borders and card, you will need: Wanderlust Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Charcoal Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Perforating Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Embossed Hexagon Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a closer look at the Embossed Hexagon Punch the video below! https://youtu.be/TGBpGskp5po Travel Explore Border Step 1: Cut stripes tonal paper to 3-1/4"" x 12"". Step 2: Cut the road map designer paper to 3"" x 12"" and adhere the previous strip. Step 3: Use the Embossed Hexagon Punch to punch 17 hexagons from various papers. Cut one hexagon in half. Step 4: Arrange and adhere the hexagons to the border as shown, leaving a small space in-between each. Use a Brown Dual-Tip Pen to add faux stitch lines around the hexagons and the edges of the road map paper strip. Step 5: Use the inside edge of the hexagon Custom Cutting System Gemstone Cutting Patterns and the Red Blade from Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Use the Green Blade on the inside edge to cut a hexagon from ""Wanderlust"" definition tonal paper. Layer and adhere the pieces to the border as shown. Step 6: Use the Embossed Hexagon Punch to punch nine hexagons from Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Adhere behind the border so that pointed edges show.  Step 7: Add embellishments adhering some with Foam Squares. Jet Plane Border Step 1: Cut the stripe designer paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 12"" for the base of the border Step 2: Cut Charcoal Solid Cardstock to measure 2-1/4"" x 12"". Step 3: Use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Perforating Blade to add perforating lines at 1/8"" and 3/8"" from each the left and right edges of the strip. Adhere the strip to the lined strip. Step 4: Use the Embossed Hexagon Punch to punch five hexagons from designer paper of choice. Cut four hexagons in half from a pointed edge to a pointed edge, and cut one hexagon into quarters. Step 5: Use the Embossed Hexagon Punch to punch five hexagons from light planes tonal paper. Step 6: Arrange and adhere the hexagons and hexagon pieces to the border as shown leaving a small space in between each. Step 7: Add the ""leaving on a jet plane"" embellishment with Foam Squares to the middle of the border. Step 8: Add the airplane enamel stickers to each hexagon as shown. Anywhere With You Card Step 1: Cut a variety mat to 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" and adhere to a blank card. Step 2: Use the Embossed Hexagon Punch to punch nine hexagons from three different papers. Step 3: Arrange, trim and adhere the hexagons to the card as shown. Step 4: Add embellishments, a gemstone and a sticker as shown. What are your thoughts on these travel scrapbook ideas? Are you loving the hexagon scrapbook look of the Embossed Hexagon Punch? Share everything with us! "," Hexagons are simple six-sided figures, but when you pair it with scrapbooking, you get endless punching opportunities and project perfections! From every day moments to travel adventures (and anything you can dream of!) this punch can add just the right amount of geometric greatness. Check it our with these travel scrapbook projects featuring hexagon scrapbook designs! To create these borders and card, you will nee","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Scrapbooking Tools, Travel, Wanderlust Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/EmbossedHexagonPunch_600x600_text.jpg,72081 "Feel The Flower Power: Flower Scrapbook Layouts","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-03-21 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/21/feel-the-flower-power-flower-scrapbook-layouts/," Showers of sun-kissed flowers. Beautiful botanical layouts. Bloomin' border beauties! It's all possible with the current promo going on now! For a limited time, you can earn exclusive Everyday Décor Theme Packs & the Rose Garden Border Punch FREE with qualifying orders! Talk about flower power! Want to see how you can put these items into action?! Then take a look at these two flower scrapbook layouts that feature these exclusive products — they're great for photos and projects of everyday spring and summer moments like kids hosting lemonade stands, picnics in the park, chasing fireflies, gardening and more — see for yourself!For promo details, visit: US | CA | AU Earn tier 1 & get your CHOICE of 1 of 2 exclusive theme packs FREE. Earn tier 2 & get BOTH exclusive theme packs FREE. Earn tier 3 & get BOTH exclusive theme packs AND the Rose Garden Border Punch FREE. For promo details, visit: US | CA | AU Everyday Décor Theme Pack 1 Layout To create this layout you will need: Everyday Décor Theme Pack 1 — Exclusive in the promotionRose Garden Border Punch — Exclusive in the promotion12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut large daisies and blue primulas designer paper to 12"" x 3"" and adhere to the top of the sheet of White Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Step 2: Cut (2) 12"" x 1/2"" strips from daisy flowerbed and diamond grid designer paper. Adhere one strip to the bottom of the of the large daisies and blue primulas piece.  Step 3: Adhere (3) 4"" x 6"" photos underneath the top border, leaving a 1/2"" gap of cardstock showing. Step 4: Adhere the second daisy flowerbed and diamond grid strip underneath the photos. Then add the blue sticker strip to the bottom of the daisy flowerbed and diamond grid strip. Step 5: Use the Rose Garden Border Punch to punch a border from butter yellow dots paper. Adhere underneath the bottom border as shown. Then, add the leaves sticker strip to the bottom of the page. Step 6: Layer stickers to form clusters and adhere the cluster to the page with Foam Squares. Step 7: Journal with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Everyday Décor Theme Pack 2 Layout To create this layout you will need: Everyday Décor Theme Pack 2 — Exclusive in the promotionRose Garden Border Punch — Exclusive in the promotion12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut White Shimmer Solid Cardstock to 5-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Adhere to the right side of a sheet of hunter green plaid paper, leaving an 1/8"" edge. Add a sticker strip to the left edge of the white piece. Step 2: Crop photos to 5"" x 3-/12"" and adhere to the left side of the page. Step 3: Cut butter yellow dots, daisy flowerbed and diamond grid and pink blooms papers to (3) 3"" x 3-1/2"" pieces and (3) 1-1/4"" x 3-1/2"" pieces. Adhere to the layout as shown. Step 4: Cut hunter green plaid paper to (3) 1-1/4"" x 3-1/2"" pieces. Adhere to the large rectangles as shown. Step 5: Use the Rose Garden Border Punch to punch a border from White Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Cut the border into (3) 3-1/2"" pieces. Adhere to the hunter green plaid rectangles. Step 6: Layer stickers to form clusters and adhere the cluster to the page with Foam Squares. Step 7: Journal with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. What do you like most about these floral fancies? Will you be making these flower scrapbook layout? Again, if you want more info on this awesome promo, visit US | CA | AU "," Showers of sun-kissed flowers. Beautiful botanical layouts. Bloomin' border beauties! It's all possible with the current promo going on now! For a limited time, you can earn exclusive Everyday Décor Theme Packs & the Rose Garden Border Punch FREE with qualifying orders! Talk about flower power! Want to see how you can put these items into action?! Then take a look at these two flower scrapbook layouts that feature these ","Creative Memories, Everyday Décor Theme Pack, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Spring, Spring Layout, Theme Packs","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Everday-Decor-Theme-Pack-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,73981 "Sketch Round-Up March 7-20","Creative Memories","2022-03-20 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/20/sketch-round-up-march-7-20/," Short on time? Start with a sketch! Need inspiration? Look toward a sketch! Want to experiment a new technique? Tap into a sketch! Just put on your scrapper’s hat, plug in your photos, papers and embellishments you have on hand, add a bit of handwritten stories and presto — a pretty, polished  and perfectly personal layout! Test out these sketches below to see how easy they are to put together… and how much fun they are to make, too! Sketch #1 Spring has sprung! Just click here to see how to make it yourself! Sketch #2 Beautiful borders are awaiting you — this and others are coming soon to the blog! Sketch #3 Yeehaw! By following along with this layout, you're gonna coral a lot of fun opportunities! Sketch #4 Sketch #4 is a winner for sure — glimpse at this project to see how to make it as your next project! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Okay, who’s ready for even more inspiration? Then you’ve got to tune in to the April Virtual Crop, happening April 8-9 (AU 9-10 April). Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page so you're in the know of what the six challenges are, prizes to be had and more! "," Short on time? Start with a sketch! Need inspiration? Look toward a sketch! Want to experiment a new technique? Tap into a sketch! Just put on your scrapper’s hat, plug in your photos, papers and embellishments you have on hand, add a bit of handwritten stories and presto — a pretty, polished  and perfectly personal layout! Test out these sketches below to see how easy they are to put together… and how much fun the","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,73919 "Wanted: A Rural and Really Fun Country Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-03-18 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/18/wanted-a-rural-and-really-fun-country-scrapbook-layout/," Lush acreage, fresh air, seeing more stars, open country skies… yep, SOLD, on rural life! And if you're sold on anything regarding corralling and riding horses, camping, nights around a bonfire, harvesting fruits and veggies at a farm and anything that exudes country charm, then this is the project for you! Take a look for yourself with this country scrapbook idea! To create this layout you will need: Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lined Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the corrugated tin texture paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the light teal dainty floral paper to measure 12"" x 1-3/4"". Adhere along the top edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of lined paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere to the bottom edge of the layout. Step 4: Cut a piece of Black Solid Cardstock to measure 12” x 1/4”. Adhere along the top edge of the lined paper.  Step 5: Cut a piece of the worn leather texture paper to measure 12"" x 3/4"". Adhere along the top edge of the black strip.  Step 6: Adhere the sunset desert scene with a bucking horse laser-cut border along the top edge of the worn leather texture paper. Adhere the fence laser-cut border along the seam for those papers.  Step 7: Using the outside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade, cut a circle from the tan windmills designer paper. Adhere tucked behind the right side of the scenery border. Also tuck the red barn and silo sticker behind the scenery border as well. Step 8: Cut two photo mats from Black Solid Cardstock to measure 5-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 9: Cut two photos to measure 5"" x 4"" and 6"" x 4"". Adhere to the cardstock mats. Step 10: Adhere wheat stalks laser-cut border along the top edge of the seam between the light teal dainty floral and corrugated tin pieces. Adhere the red bandana laser-cut border along the bottom edge of that seam. Adhere the metal windmill blades laser-cut border over the top of that seam using Foam Squares. Step 11: Cut a photo to measure 2-1/2"" x 2-3/4""and adhere behind ""Wanted..."" sticker. Adhere to layout. Step 12: Adhere additional stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. What rural romps would you coral on this country scrapbook layout? Also, answer below if you live in the city or the country! We'd would love to hear from you! "," Lush acreage, fresh air, seeing more stars, open country skies… yep, SOLD, on rural life! And if you're sold on anything regarding corralling and riding horses, camping, nights around a bonfire, harvesting fruits and veggies at a farm and anything that exudes country charm, then this is the project for you! Take a look for yourself with this country scrapbook idea! To create this layout you will need: Wide Ope","Country, Farm, Horses, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Wide Open Places Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/WideOpenPlaces_Stickers_Borders_1920x1080.jpg,73872 "Say Sláinte With This St. Patrick’s Day Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-03-17 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/17/say-slainte-with-this-st-patricks-day-scrapbook-layout/," Each year on the 17th of March, the Irish and Irish-at-heart celebrate the patron saint of the Emerald Isle by attending parades, donning the dapperness of green attire, listening to traditional Irish and Celtic music, decorating with lucky shamrocks and heading out to a local pub. Well, today we say “Sláinte,” for we are rolling out the green carpet for this mid-March observance and celebration with this St. Patrick’s Day scrapbook layout! (It's sure to be your next lucky charm of a layout!) Karyn’s Inspiration: I found the hues associated with Ireland — green, orange and white — throughout the Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack. The photos inspired the fun title that I created with the ABC/123 Stickers. Perhaps with a bit of “luck o' the Irish,” we have the perfect border punches and Border Maker Cartridge to coordinate with the title! To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dine Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Masquerade Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a 1"" hollow frame from a sheet of Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Cut green fronds tonal paper to 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and adhere to the frame.  Step 2: Use the Dine Border Punch to punch borders from Dark Green Solid Cardstock and peach waves tonal paper. Adhere the peach piece on top of the dark green piece, leaving a small amount of dark green showing at the top of the border. Trim border to 6"".  Step 3: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch borders from Dark Green Solid Cardstock and green raindrops tonal paper. Adhere the green raindrops piece on top of the dark green piece, leaving a small amount of dark green showing at the top of the border. Trim border to 6"".  Step 4: Use the Masquerade Border Punch to punch borders from Dark Green Solid Cardstock and leaf green waves tonal paper. Adhere the leaf green piece on top of the dark green piece, leaving a small amount of dark green showing at the top of the border. Trim border to 6"".  Step 5: Mat a 6"" x 4"" photo with a 6-1/8"" x 4-1/8"" piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock.  Step 6: Crop four photos to measure 2-7/8"" x 2-7/8"". Cut a piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 3"" and adhere photos to the piece. Step 7: Cut a piece of green raindrops tonal paper to 6"" x 3/4"". Cut a piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock to 6-1/8"" x 7/8"". Adhere the green raindrops piece to the dark green piece. Journal. Step 8: Adhere the photos and border pieces to the layout as shown. Step 9: Add a title with White Serif and White Sans Serif ABC/123 Stickers. What do you like about this fun St. Patrick's Day scrapbook layout? Do you celebrate St. Paddy's Day? If so, how? Share your pot-of-gold insights in the comments section below! Maybe it's the luck o' the Irish, but you now have a chance to take advantage of SPECIAL PRICING on St. Patrick's Day products like the Shamrock Recipe Template (CA | AU), NSD 2021 Project Recipe™ Kit (CA | AU) and the NSD 2021 Foiled Embellishments (CA | AU) to showcase your shamrockin' celebrations! But act fast — these products with special pricing are only available while supplies last! "," Each year on the 17th of March, the Irish and Irish-at-heart celebrate the patron saint of the Emerald Isle by attending parades, donning the dapperness of green attire, listening to traditional Irish and Celtic music, decorating with lucky shamrocks and heading out to a local pub. Well, today we say “Sláinte,” for we are rolling out the green carpet for this mid-March observance and celebration with this St. Patrick’s","Creative Memories, Endless Meadows Collection, Irish, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, St. Patrick's Day","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/St.-Patricks-Day-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,73797 "Be All Sunshine And Smiles With This Spring Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-16 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/16/be-all-sunshine-and-smiles-with-this-spring-scrapbook-layout/," Ahh — the warmth of sunny, bright days not only feels good, but in moderation, is good for you, too! Scientifically, sunshine has a lot of benefits for our bodies, like strengthening the immune system, promoting vitamin D levels (also dubbed the “sunshine vitamin”), increasing serotonin (which boosts happy thoughts and keeps the mind calm and focused) and more. Psst, just don’t forget some sunscreen to stay protected! Well, to put these feel-good, walking-on-sunshine, sunny disposition vibes to action, check out this spring scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock (or White Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 4"" x 12"" strip of lavender sprigs tonal paper and adhere to the right side of the layout. Cut a 7-3/4"" x 2"" strip of leaf green waves tonal paper. Using scissors, cut a V in one short end. Adhere near the top of the layout as shown. Step 3: Mat a 4"" x 6"" photo with a honey yellow 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" variety mat and adhere to the middle of the layout. Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 4"" and adhere as shown. Step 4: Cut several border stickers at 4"". (Adhere a 1/4"" strip of honey yellow wash designer paper behind the honeycomb border sticker.) Layer and adhere the 4"" sections on the upper-right corner of the layout. Layer and adhere the 8"" sections on the lower-left edge of the layout. Step 5: Mount additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. Are you feeling the warmth of sunshine and smiles from this spring scrapbook layout? What have you liked most about the Endless Meadows collection? Tell us your thoughts and opinions down below! "," Ahh — the warmth of sunny, bright days not only feels good, but in moderation, is good for you, too! Scientifically, sunshine has a lot of benefits for our bodies, like strengthening the immune system, promoting vitamin D levels (also dubbed the “sunshine vitamin”), increasing serotonin (which boosts happy thoughts and keeps the mind calm and focused) and more. Psst, just don’t forget some sunscreen to stay protected!","Creative Memories, Dad, Endless Meadows Collection, Family, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Spring, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/EndlessMeadows_Stickers_1920x1080.jpg,73289 "Relive Just-Married Moments With This Blissful Wedding Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-15 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/15/relive-just-married-moments-with-this-blissful-wedding-scrapbook-layout/," Wedding photography allows you and your spouse to relive the entire day, from the excited morning preparations and makeup sessions, all the way to the late-night toasts with clinking champagne flutes. But when the dress has been put away, the caterer has left the venue and the emotional tears and happy laughing of friends, family and colleagues are now cherished snippets in time, it’s the photos that remain. Capture blissful beginnings as one by creating this framing wedding scrapbook layout with intricate, laser-cut details! To create this layout you will need: Devotion Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Foiled Accent Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Charcoal & Autumn Hay Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Charcoal Solid Cardstock as the base for this layout. Adhere the intricate vintage ornamental border laser-cut paper on top. Step 2: Cut two 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"" pieces of Autumn Hay Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Top with two 4"" x 6"" photos and mount on the layout. Step 3: Cut a 9-1/8"" x 2-1/4"" piece of love letter script designer paper. Cut a 9-1/8"" x 1/2"" strip of gold stripe foiled accent paper and adhere to the bottom. Using the 2-Way Corner Rounder, notch the corners. Adhere to the layout. Top with a border sticker, trimmed to 9-1/8"". Step 4: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. What are your thoughts on the laser-cut design on this wedding scrapbook layout? What photos from the big day would you highlight so you could remember for a lifetime? "," Wedding photography allows you and your spouse to relive the entire day, from the excited morning preparations and makeup sessions, all the way to the late-night toasts with clinking champagne flutes. But when the dress has been put away, the caterer has left the venue and the emotional tears and happy laughing of friends, family and colleagues are now cherished snippets in time, it’s the photos that remain. Capture blissfu","Devotion Collection, Laser Cut Paper, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Wedding, Wedding Album, Wedding Layout, Wedding Scrapbook","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Wedding",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Devotion_LaserPapers_1920x1080.jpg,72896 "Horsin' Around For Fun (And Prizes!): Take On The #2022MarchBONUS Challenge","Creative Memories","2022-03-14 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/14/horsin-around-for-fun-and-prizes-take-on-the-2022marchbonus-challenge/," Scrappers, it’s time to say “Yeehaw!” — the latest Wide Open Places collection has just hit the CM scene! (Or shall we say, the country-lovin’ scene!) To go along with these scrapbooking supplies is a #2022MarchBONUS challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group that you’ll want to giddy-up on (but you can use any CM products you have on hand!). Want more info? Then check out the details down below! #2022MarchBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has one sketch with an example completed layout using the Wide Open Places products! How to Participate: Review the sketch below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout using whatever products you have on-hand to be eligible to win. Complete as many layouts as you wish, but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win!Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, March 20, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 21 March at 3:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #2022MarchBONUS for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 3 lucky winners total. Note: Use any CM supplies you have on hand!Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, March 24, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 24, at noon CT. #2022MarchBONUS Sketch Product used: Wide Open Places Collection | CA | AU Remember, you have until Sunday, March 20, at 11:59pm CT (AU: 21 Feb. at 4:59pm AEDT) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2022MarchBONUS) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022MarchBONUS Layout Layout by Melissa Ullmann — CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Wide Open Places collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/R3ctKUUHJl8 Step 1: Use the red paisley bandana designer paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the tan farm animals designer paper to measure 10-1/2"" x 10-1/2"". Adhere to the middle of the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of Black Solid Cardstock to measure 10"" x 10"". Adhere to the middle of the layout. Step 4: Cut eight pieces to of various papers to measure 4"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere either border stickers or laser-cut border to the paper strips, cutting off with a scissors. Adhere strips along the right edge (leaving a 1/8"" border) of the cardstock. Step 5: Cut two photos to measure 3"" x 4"". Adhere to a large variety mat. Adhere to the lower-left of the layout. Step 6: Cut a photo to measure 4"" x 5"". Adhere along the edge of the strips previously added as shown. Adhere the rope border sticker along the edge of the paper strips. Step 7: Adhere a laser-cut mat over the top of a variety mat to journal on. Tuck under the left edge of the top photo. Journal as desired. Step 8: Adhere additional stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. We can’t wait to see what you corral together! Have fun with the #2022MarchBONUS challenge! "," Scrappers, it’s time to say “Yeehaw!” — the latest Wide Open Places collection has just hit the CM scene! (Or shall we say, the country-lovin’ scene!) To go along with these scrapbooking supplies is a #2022MarchBONUS challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group that you’ll want to giddy-up on (but you can use any CM products you have on hand!). Want more info? Then check out the details down below! #2022","#BONUS Challenge, Country, Farm, Horses, Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Wide Open Places Collection","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/WideOpenPlaces_Collection_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,73656 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-03-12 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/12/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-7/," Saturday, March 12: 1pm CT Wow, the March Virtual Crop has been nothing short of remarkable, wonderful, stupendous… all those good words and more! Here we go with the last and final challenge! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the 2022 Secret Box #1 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 17, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Welcome Home or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #1 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience! https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, March 12: 1pm CT Wow, the March Virtual Crop has been nothing short of remarkable, wonderful, stupendous… all those good words and more! Here we go with the last and final challenge! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) partici",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/WelcomeHome_Layout1_1080x1080.jpg,73717 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-03-12 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/12/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-7/," Saturday, March 12: 11am, 1pm CT My, oh my! We are so appreciating the lovely layouts, kind comments and insightful interactions from this weekend-long event! Keep it up with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the 2022 Secret Box #1 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 17, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to interpret and create this sketch with CM Advisor Missy Freeman! https://youtu.be/8ivBXDGGAa8 Created by Missy Freeman – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching March 14 | AU: 15 March) Wide Open Places Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #1 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience! https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brené Brown "," Saturday, March 12: 11am, 1pm CT My, oh my! We are so appreciating the lovely layouts, kind comments and insightful interactions from this weekend-long event! Keep it up with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants ",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Sketch5_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,73710 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-03-12 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/12/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-7/," Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Top o’ the morning to ya, crafters! Who’s ready for Day Two of this magnificent March Virtual Crop?! Well, Challenge #4 is here, and we can’t wait to see what you do with it! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the 2022 Secret Box #1 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 17, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Get some tips and techniques on this sketch with CM Advisor Jenny Otto! https://youtu.be/unD4kuYV0ec Created by Jenny Otto – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: NSD 2022 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) And did you know Advisors near you are hosting National Scrapbooking Day events? Find an event near you to join in on all of the NSD fun! (US | CA | AU) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #1 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience! https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity never goes out of style.” "," Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Top o’ the morning to ya, crafters! Who’s ready for Day Two of this magnificent March Virtual Crop?! Well, Challenge #4 is here, and we can’t wait to see what you do with it! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be aw",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Sketch4_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,73698 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-03-11 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/11/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-7/," Friday, March 11: 5pm CT | Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Goodness gracious, what a FUN day this has been — and the fun doesn't stop today! Set your alarm clock for 9am CT tomorrow for another day of connections and creativity! But first, tackle this single-page delight! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the 2022 Secret Box #1 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 17, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Krislyn Mattei – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Botanical Burst or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #1 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience! https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, March 11: 5pm CT | Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Goodness gracious, what a FUN day this has been — and the fun doesn't stop today! Set your alarm clock for 9am CT tomorrow for another day of connections and creativity! But first, tackle this single-page delight! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes ar",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/BotanicalBurst_YellowLayout_1080x1080.jpg,73687 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-03-11 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/11/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-7/," Friday, March 11: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Talk about a first-rate, fantastic start to this month’s Virtual Crop! We've got another sketch lined up and ready for you… have fun with Challenge #2! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the 2022 Secret Box #1 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 17, at noon CT. Created by Angie Trink – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Endless Meadows or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #1 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience! https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, March 11: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Talk about a first-rate, fantastic start to this month’s Virtual Crop! We've got another sketch lined up and ready for you… have fun with Challenge #2! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack wil",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Sketch2_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,73676 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-03-11 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/11/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-6/," Friday, March 11: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hello, hello, hello, scrappers! The wait is over — it’s time for the March Virtual Crop! Let’s march right into it already with Challenge #1 — woot! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the 2022 Secret Box #1 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 17, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some ideas for this sketch using the 2022 Secret Box #1 products with CM Advisor Margaret Geiermann! https://youtu.be/DWZ946QKXvw Created by Margaret Geiermann – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: 2022 Secret Box #1 Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #1 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience! https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, March 11: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hello, hello, hello, scrappers! The wait is over — it’s time for the March Virtual Crop! Let’s march right into it already with Challenge #1 — woot! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crop",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474-1.jpg,73597 "Show Love for Your Purr-fect Feline Friend: Cat Scrapbook Layout","Kylie Kingham","2022-03-10 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/10/show-love-for-your-purr-fect-feline-friend-cat-scrapbook-layout/," Ask any cat lover, and they’ll tell you that felines are just the best. From their adorably fluffy and whiskered faces to those cute mini mews and talkative meows, playful interactions like chasing lasers or patting at feathery toys (and cat videos across the internet surely prove they’re funny creatures!) and sweet snuggle sessions on the couch, cats are purr-iceless companions. (Added bonus: Owning a cat has been shown to decrease the chances of heart attacks and strokes, calm nerves and lower blood pressure.) Share the meow-ments with your kitties today with this cat scrapbook layout — it'll have you feline fine! To create this layout, you will need: Bark & Meow Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cattitude Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Charcoal & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: To create the kitty: With the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut one oval from designer paper for the body (Bark & Meow cat sketches designer paper was used here). Using scissors, trim a little near the top of the body oval, both sides, to create a neck illusion. Trim another oval from the same designer paper using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade for the head.From the same designer paper, cut curved triangles/ear shapes. Repeat this on a contrasting piece of paper (Cattitude pale pink copycats designer paper was used here), cutting smaller curved triangles/ear shapes. Adhere the smaller triangular/ear shape over the top of the larger triangular/ear shape. Position behind the head. Use Foam Squares to adhere the head to the body.From the same designer paper (as the body and head), cut two 3/4"" x 1-1/2"" pieces. Adhere one behind the body as a leg on a slight angle. Adhere the other at the same angle on top of the body with Foam Squares. With the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade, cut two ovals from Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Adhere these as paws to each leg.Using the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a wavy strip from designer paper (the same as the head, body and legs) to measure 3/4"" x 4"". Round the end a little with scissors and adhere this as a tail behind the body. Cut a contrasting piece of paper (same as the inner ears) for the end of the tail to measure 3/4"" x 1-1/4"", rounding one end and adhere in place. Freehand cut some strips of this same paper to act as stripes for the body and adhere in place.Trim a very narrow strip of Charcoal Solid Cardstock and cut into 3-1/2"" pieces. Using the Precision Point Adhesive Pen, adhere them as whiskers to the face. With the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Blue Blade, cut two eyes from White Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the face with Foam Squares. With the larger circle and crescent moon cutouts from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch two circles for the iris and a crescent moon for the mouth with Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Adhere in place.With the heart cutout from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch heart from contrasting paper (same as inner ear and stripes) for the nose and adhere over the whiskers. From the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, create a bow using the flower petal and heart cutouts and adhere below one ear. Step 2: Trim 3/4"" off one side and the top only of a base paper. Align and adhere over a contrasting piece of paper so a nice even border is achieved. Trim another contrasting paper to measure 4-3/4"" x 11-1/4"" and adhere near the left side of the layout. Place border sticker down each side of it , making sure to trim off the excess length. Step 3: Cut three photo mats from Beige Cardstock (from Cattitude Theme Pack) to measure (2) 4"" x 4"" and (1) 4"" x 6"". Trim photos to measure (2) 3-3/4"" and (1) 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"". Adhere the photos atop the mats and add to the page. Step 4: Adhere the kitty and add stickers as desired. Will you be making this too-cute-to-handle cat scrapbook layout? What memories and photos would you put on it? Type our your answers in the comments section below! "," Ask any cat lover, and they’ll tell you that felines are just the best. From their adorably fluffy and whiskered faces to those cute mini mews and talkative meows, playful interactions like chasing lasers or patting at feathery toys (and cat videos across the internet surely prove they’re funny creatures!) and sweet snuggle sessions on the couch, cats are purr-iceless companions. (Added bonus: Owning a cat has been shown ","Cat, Cattitude Theme Pack, Creative Memories, Page Layout, Pets, Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Tools, Technique","Pet,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Bark-Meow-Cattitude-Cat-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,73053 "Have a Green Thumb of Fun With This Garden Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-09 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/09/have-a-green-thumb-of-fun-with-this-garden-scrapbook-layout/," Basil and begonias. Tomatoes and thyme. Petunias and paprika peppers. Growing your own plants, vines, fruits, herbs and flowers can be so rewarding… so why not show it off?! No need to curb (or rather, herb) your enthusiasm, for this garden scrapbook layout is growing with plenty of possibilities that you'll want to cultivate right away! To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of honey yellow wash designer paper as the base for this layout. (To save paper, you may wish to cut out the inside of this piece using the 12-inch Trimmer.) Cut a piece of diamond grid designer paper to 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and mount on the base. Step 2: Cut an 11-1/2"" x 1-1/4"" strip of dusty sky blue spots designer paper and adhere to the top of the layout. Cut an 11-1/2"" x 1/4"" strip of wavy stripes designer paper, and along with a butterflies border sticker, adhere below the dusty sky blue spots strip as shown. Cut an 11-1/2"" x 1-1/4"" strip of grass designer paper and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Cut an 11-1/2"" x 1/4"" strip of wavy striped designer paper, and along with the lavender spring-inspired quote border sticker, adhere above the grass strip. Step 3: Using the outside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with peach waves tonal paper. Adhere as shown, tucking part of the circle behind the previous strips. Step 4: Cut 1-1/4"" x 1-1/2"" pieces from a variety of papers. Cut 1-1/2"" x 1-3/4"" pieces from a variety of papers. Score the top 1/4"" using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade. Using scissors or the trimmer, cut small slices away to make a flower pot shape. Fold down the tops and apply Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive to secure them. Adhere on the layout as shown, popping the smaller flowerpots up with Foam Squares. Tuck flower stickers inside a couple of the flowerpots. Step 5: Mat a 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photo with a 6"" x 4"" piece of dark hunter green butterflies silhouette tonal paper. Mat a 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" photo with a 4"" x 6"" piece of dark hunter green butterflies silhouette tonal paper. Mount both on the layout. Step 6: Adhere additional stickers and journal as desired. Do you plant flowers, herbs, fruits or other greenery? If so, which ones? Will you be making this garden scrapbook layout to show off your fresh goodies? Share! "," Basil and begonias. Tomatoes and thyme. Petunias and paprika peppers. Growing your own plants, vines, fruits, herbs and flowers can be so rewarding… so why not show it off?! No need to curb (or rather, herb) your enthusiasm, for this garden scrapbook layout is growing with plenty of possibilities that you'll want to cultivate right away! To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (","Endless Meadows Collection, Flowers, outdoors, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Spring, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/EndlessMeadows_Paper_1920x1080.jpg,73224 "Cherish Your Always And Forever: Infinity Heart Borders and Wedding Scrapbook Card","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-08 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/08/cherish-your-always-and-forever-infinity-heart-borders-and-wedding-scrapbook-card/," Infinity — a concept of mathematics and physics that refers to a quantity with no bound or limits. But calculating concepts aside, it can also metaphorically refer with respect to love — immeasurable, eternal and everlasting love and adoration. And to celebrate the heartfelt bond between people — a mother and daughter, spouses, best friends — the Infinity Heart Border Punch can relay those sentimental, endless feelings! Take a peek at these infinity heart borders and wedding scrapbook card and lay your heart on the line! To create these borders and card, you will need: Devotion Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Foiled Accent Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion White Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Autumn Hay Shimmer, Bronze Shimmer, Platinum Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Infinity Heart Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Infinity Heart Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/7D_v6ESmndU To Love, Laughter & Happily Ever After Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-5/8"" strip of beige mini diamonds designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/8"" strip of pale dusty pink roses accent paper and adhere on top. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock and adhere to the border. Step 2: Using the Infinity Heart Border Punch, punch a border with Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the border, overlapping the Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock strip. Step 3: Punch a border using the Infinity Heart Border Punch with painterly brushstrokes designer paper and adhere on top of the bronze border. Step 4: Adhere stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Love Story Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip of White Solid Cardstock for the base.  Step 2: Using the Infinity Heart Border Punch, punch borders with four different papers. Trim out sections and adhere to the middle of the base.  Step 3: Cut two 12"" x 1/2"" strips of beige heart-diamond grid accent paper and adhere to the top and bottom of the base. Step 4: Adhere stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Our Wedding Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of large floral designer paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock and adhere on the base. Cut a 1-3/4"" x 12"" strip of gold scallops accent paper and mount on top of the cardstock piece. Step 3: Using the Infinity Heart Border Punch, punch a border with white hearts foiled accent paper and adhere to the border. Punch another border with Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Trim out four hearts using Micro-Tip Scissors. Adhere on the border, as shown. Step 4: Add embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Forever & Always Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of Autumn Hay Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 5-1/4"" x 1-1/2"" strip of minimalist florals designer paper and adhere to the bottom of the card. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 1-1/2"" strip of white hearts foiled accent paper and adhere to the middle of the card. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 1-1/4"" strip of pale dusty pink roses accent paper and adhere to the top of the card. Step 3: Using the Infinity Heart Border Punch, punch a border with Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Trim out three large hearts using Micro-Tip Scissors. Adhere to the card. Step 4: Adhere stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Do you feel the love from the infinity heart borders and wedding scrapbook card? Share your insight by typing out your comments below! "," Infinity — a concept of mathematics and physics that refers to a quantity with no bound or limits. But calculating concepts aside, it can also metaphorically refer with respect to love — immeasurable, eternal and everlasting love and adoration. And to celebrate the heartfelt bond between people — a mother and daughter, spouses, best friends — the Infinity Heart Border Punch can relay those sentimental, endless fe","Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Creative Memories, Devotion Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Wedding, wedding card","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Wedding",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/InfinityHeartBorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,72928 "Seize Seasonal Serenity: Spring Scrapbook Layout With The NSD 2022 Collection","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-07 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/07/seize-seasonal-serenity-spring-scrapbook-layout-with-the-nsd-2022-collection/," Summer, autumn and winter may have their seasonal fans, but spring represents a fresh start and clean slate by ushering in brighter days, warmer temps, invigorating showers and the rebirth of blooming flowers, budding trees and cute baby animals. If you’re ready to kick away those winter doldrums, then this sunny spring scrapbook layout with NSD 2022 collection items is right up your creative alley! Hint: If you would like to attend an NSD event (virtual, in-person or hybrid events), you can connect with an Advisor near you using our handy Advisor Locator search on the website. US | CA | AU To create this layout you will need: NSD 2022 Project Recipe™ Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Laser Cut Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Mini Pack Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole NSD 2022 collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/qu8Gbk9R7M4 Step 1: Use a piece of plaid paper as the base for this layout. Cut a 1/2"" x 12"" strip of blue woven paper and adhere along the right side of the layout. Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of beige honeycomb paper and adhere it next to the blue woven strip. Adhere a leafy border sticker along the seam. Step 2: Cut an 8-1/4"" x 8-1/4"" piece of blue woven paper and then cut in half from corner to corner. Adhere the bees and florals paper and the framing leaves laser-cut paper on top, about 1/4"" from the edge. Trim off excess to create a layered triangle. Adhere to the left side of the layout. Step 3: Crop three photos to 5"" x 3-1/2"" and mat with three 5-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" pieces of Light Blue Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the layout as shown. Step 4: Tuck a blue mat embellishment behind the bottom photo. Journal as desired. Step 5: Add additional embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. What are your go-to activities in spring? Do you like the light and airy feel of this spring scrapbook layout with items from the NSD 2022 collection? Type out your answers in the comments section below! "," Summer, autumn and winter may have their seasonal fans, but spring represents a fresh start and clean slate by ushering in brighter days, warmer temps, invigorating showers and the rebirth of blooming flowers, budding trees and cute baby animals. If you’re ready to kick away those winter doldrums, then this sunny spring scrapbook layout with NSD 2022 collection items is right up your creative alley! Hint: If you would l","Creative Memories, Family, Laser Cut Paper, NSD, NSD 2022 Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Spring, Spring Layout","NSD,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/NSD2022_Layout2_1080x1080.jpg,73350 "Sketch Round-Up Feb. 21-March 6","Creative Memories","2022-03-06 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/06/sketch-round-up-feb-21-march-6/," Do you ever pull out your picture printouts, totes of tools and packs of paper, sit down… and just have no idea what to make with them? (Worry not, it happens to all of us!) Well, one way to hurdle over this scrapbooking obstacle is to tap into the game plan of scrapbooking sketches! Follow it to a T or let it inspire you to makeshift your own creation — sketches are an easy head start for your next project. Go off and running with these four sketches! Sketch #1 ¡Bienvenidos! Sketch #1 is here to welcome you to a fiesta of fun — just click here to see how to make it! Sketch #2 Give a toast to the happy couple... and to happy memories! This elegant project, which you can find here, is definitely a love-filled layout! Sketch #3 Feel the flower power by following along with this Endless Meadows layout! Sketch #4 This project is refreshing (and will be rewarding to make)! It's coming soon, so make sure you (and your friends, family and other craft-loving acquaintances!) are subscribed to the blog so it comes straight to your email inbox for quick creating! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then keep your schedule open for the March Virtual Crop, happening this upcoming weekend — March 11-12 (AU 12-13 March). Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page so you're in the know of what the six challenges are, prizes to be had and more! "," Do you ever pull out your picture printouts, totes of tools and packs of paper, sit down… and just have no idea what to make with them? (Worry not, it happens to all of us!) Well, one way to hurdle over this scrapbooking obstacle is to tap into the game plan of scrapbooking sketches! Follow it to a T or let it inspire you to makeshift your own creation — sketches are an easy head start for your next project. Go off and ru","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,73511 "Spring Into Organization: Take On The Great Spring Refresh Challenge","Creative Memories","2022-03-04 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/04/spring-into-organization-take-on-the-great-spring-refresh-challenge/," When was the last time you did a thorough assessment of your craft space? It can be easy to toss thin