Title,Author,Date,Link,Content,Excerpt,Tags,Categories,"Featured Image",ID "Take On the #2022JanuaryBONUS Challenge with Totally Tonal Duos","Creative Memories","2022-01-17 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/17/take-on-the-2022januarybonus-challenge-with-totally-tonal-duos/," You know what’s tone-ally amazing? The new Totally Tonal Duos! These vibrant-meets-versatile products feature trending hues and designs to help facilitate simple coordination for your layouts with combinations spanning a rad rainbow spectrum. The Totally Tonal Duos will be available throughout Q1 (while supplies last), but you won't want to wait to get them because right now, when you purchase 8+ Totally Tonal Duo Paper Packs and/or Border Stickers, you can earn Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Stickers FREE! For promo details, visit: US | CA | AUAlso, we recently posted a blog that shows how to use the Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack and Stickers — the freebies in this promo — that you'll definitely want to check out!Since we’re in the tone zone, it’s only fitting to have a #2022JanuaryBONUS challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group featuring these Totally Tonal products (but hey, you can use ANY CM products you have on hand for this challenge!). Check out the sketch below and let your bright delights come to life! Take a Look at the Tonally Tonal Products! #2022JanuaryBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has one sketch with an example completed layout using the Totally Tonal 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; you do not need to use the Totally Tonal products 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, Jan. 23, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 24 Jan. at 4:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #2022JanuaryBONUS for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 3 lucky winners total. Note: You do NOT need to use the promotion product to participate; use any CM supplies you have on hand!Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, Jan. 27, 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. 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, Jan. 27, at noon CT. #2022JanuaryBONUS Sketch Product used: Totally Tonal Products | CA | AU Remember, you have until Sunday, Jan. 23, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 24 Jan. at 4:59pm AEDT) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2022JanuaryBONUS) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022JanuaryBONUS Layout Layout by Noreen Smith — CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Totally Tonal Paper Packs & Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Prismatic 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) 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: Select four papers — one from each of the Totally Tonal paper packs. Cut a 6"" square with the 12-inch Trimmer from each paper. Cut each square in half diagonally by placing two opposite corners on the cutting line of the trimmer. Repeat for each square. Step 2: Flip one triangle over to show the reverse side, then align the long diagonal edges of both triangles to form a square. Adhere to White Solid Cardstock (or White Refill Page) for the base page as shown. Repeat for each square and adhere all eight triangles to the base page. Step 3: Choose two border stickers from each of the four Totally Tonal border sticker packs. Cut in half and adhere them over top of the triangles in the same coordinating hues as shown. Step 4: Trim two photos to measure 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". (Mat photos with White Solid Cardstock if desired.) Adhere to the layout as shown. Step 5: Embellish with stickers or die cuts. (Prismatic Stickers are shown in layout.) What lively and lovely layouts will you put together for the #2022JanuaryBONUS challenge? And if you want all the details on the Totally Tonal Buffet, visit: US | CA | AU "," You know what’s tone-ally amazing? The new Totally Tonal Duos! These vibrant-meets-versatile products feature trending hues and designs to help facilitate simple coordination for your layouts with combinations spanning a rad rainbow spectrum. The Totally Tonal Duos will be available throughout Q1 (while supplies last), but you won't want to wait to get them because right now, when you purchase 8+ Totally Tonal Duo Paper","12-inch Trimmer, Family, Kids, Page Layout, Page Sketches, Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack, Prismatic Sticker Pack, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Totally Tonal","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/TotallyTonalBuffet_Promo_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,71106 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-01-15 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/15/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-5/," Saturday, Jan. 15: 1pm CT My, oh my... where has the time gone? It's hard to believe we're already on the final sketch of the January Virtual Crop, but fret not — you still have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit as many challenges (the more, the merrier... and the more chances to win!) as you want. Drumroll, please — Challenge #6 has been posted! 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, Jan. 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: Snowbound 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, Jan. 15: 1pm CT My, oh my... where has the time gone? It's hard to believe we're already on the final sketch of the January Virtual Crop, but fret not — you still have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit as many challenges (the more, the merrier... and the more chances to win!) as you want. Drumroll, please — Challenge #6 has been posted! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about ",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Snowbound_Layout2_1080x1080.jpg,71644 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-01-15 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/15/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-5/," Saturday, Jan. 15: 11am, 1pm CT Innovation, ideation, intrigue — it's all here and all because of you and your superb scrapbooking skills! We can't wait to see what you dream up with another two-page beauty 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, Jan. 20, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Follow along with CM Advisor Tiffany Alexander as she shows you how she created this layout using sketch #5 as inspiration! https://youtu.be/mTsm1zi82EU Created by Tiffany Alexander – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching Jan. 17 | AU: 18 Jan.) Lullaby Lane 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, Jan. 15: 11am, 1pm CT Innovation, ideation, intrigue — it's all here and all because of you and your superb scrapbooking skills! We can't wait to see what you dream up with another two-page beauty 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 w",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FinalLayout_BlurFaces_retouched.jpg,71634 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-01-15 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/15/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-5/," Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Today is gonna be a great day, and that's because it's the second day of the January Virtual Crop! Yay! Corral your supplies, grab a beverage and show off your creativity — here we go 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, Jan. 20, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some ideas and techniques for this sketch with CM Advisor Serena Chagas! https://youtu.be/Tx19jaqinI4 Created by Serena Chagas – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Product Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching Jan. 17 | AU: 18 Jan.) Sunburnt Country Paper Pack (12/pk) 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, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Today is gonna be a great day, and that's because it's the second day of the January Virtual Crop! Yay! Corral your supplies, grab a beverage and show off your creativity — here we go 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: Th",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,71624 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-01-14 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/14/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-5/," Friday, Jan. 14: 5pm CT | Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Talk about a day of pretty projects and personal connections! We're definitely feeling the love (and the love of scrapbooking!) at this January Virtual Crop. While we're on our last sketch of the day, don't forget Day Two of this virtual extravaganza starts at 9am CT tomorrow with three more challenges to undertake! 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, Jan. 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: Happy Camper 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, Jan. 14: 5pm CT | Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Talk about a day of pretty projects and personal connections! We're definitely feeling the love (and the love of scrapbooking!) at this January Virtual Crop. While we're on our last sketch of the day, don't forget Day Two of this virtual extravaganza starts at 9am CT tomorrow with three more challenges to undertake! For a refresher on VC instructions, g",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/HappyCamper_Layout1_1080x1080.jpg,71617 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-01-14 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/14/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-5/," Friday, Jan. 14: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Okie dokie, who is ready for another spectacular sketch? Well, if you're itching for a two-page stunner, then Challenge #2 is primed and ready for you! Let's go! 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, Jan. 20, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Gain some tips and inspiration on this 2-page sketch with CM Advisor Jocelyn Ouellet! https://youtu.be/MvmE1-w0qdk Created by Jocelyn Ouellet – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Deep in the Woods 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, Jan. 14: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Okie dokie, who is ready for another spectacular sketch? Well, if you're itching for a two-page stunner, then Challenge #2 is primed and ready for you! Let's go! 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",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FinalLayout_Option2_retouched.jpg,71598 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-01-14 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/14/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-4/," Friday, Jan. 14: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Ta-da! The time is here and now — the first Virtual Crop of 2022 has begun! Community connections, crazy-good creativity and CM prizes are in store for YOU! Let's kick 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. 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, Jan. 20, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tips and inspiration to create this sketch with CM Advisor Ellen Deakins! https://youtu.be/lP4-0zR6brs Created by Ellen Deakins – 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. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, Jan. 14: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Ta-da! The time is here and now — the first Virtual Crop of 2022 has begun! Community connections, crazy-good creativity and CM prizes are in store for YOU! Let's kick 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",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474-1.jpg,71461 "Furnish Your Memories Upon This Home Scrapbooking Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-01-12 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/12/furnish-your-memories-upon-this-home-scrapbooking-layout/," Where is your go-to room in your home? Perhaps it's the spot where a seat cushion is worn in just right, a space where an abundance of natural light gleams in with warming ease, an area where good conversations and good eats commence or a place that is simply an escape to quietness. No matter the locale, go to your happy place, take a peek at this home scrapbooking layout and create it today — like a great piece of furniture, it’s sure to be a memorable, special focal point for years to come. To create this layout you will need: Welcome Home Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Laser Cut Borders 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)Blue-Gray Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut the ditsy flowers designer paper to measure 12"" x 1-3/4"" and 11-1/2"" x 9-1/2”. Step 2: Cut the navy blue heavy ivy tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"" and 11"" x 9"". Adhere the ivy strip to the ditsy flowers strip and the rectangle ivy piece to the ditsy flowers rectangle piece. Adhere pieces to a sheet of green small triangles tonal paper as shown. Step 3: Cut green grid designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 10"" and 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Crop photos to measure (1) 4"" x 5-3/4"" and (2) 4"" x 4"". Adhere photos to the green grid pieces and adhere to layout as shown. Step 4: Cut a mat from navy blue ivy tonal paper for the “Home” embellishment. Step 5: Adhere embellishments and laser-cut borders to the bottom border as shown. Use Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Adhere additional embellishments as shown using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 7: Journal with the Blue-Gray Dual-Tip Pen. So, where is your go-to place in your home, apartment, condo, cabin, etc.? And what are your thoughts and opinions on this home scrapbooking layout? Tell us in the comments section below! "," Where is your go-to room in your home? Perhaps it's the spot where a seat cushion is worn in just right, a space where an abundance of natural light gleams in with warming ease, an area where good conversations and good eats commence or a place that is simply an escape to quietness. No matter the locale, go to your happy place, take a peek at this home scrapbooking layout and create it today — like a great piece of furnitur",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/WelcomeHome_EmbellishmentsBorders_1920x1080-1.jpg,70896 "Channel Your Inner Homebody With This One-Page Home Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-01-10 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/10/channel-your-inner-homebody-with-this-one-page-home-scrapbook-layout/," Break out the board games, build a blanket fort for a movie marathon, craft a DIY project, bake some treats… we are hunkering down at home, ready to relax and unwind (and to wear fuzzy jammies to really bring on the comfy vibes!). Day-to-day schedules can be full of busy, on-the-go to-dos, but today’s blog is all about kicking back and making memories at home! Have a go at this one-page home scrapbook layout and share the details of your delightful dwelling experiences! To create this layout you will need: Welcome Home Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer 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)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut the magnolia leaves designer paper to measure 12"" x 4"" and adhere to the top of the brown woven knitwear tonal paper. Step 2: Adhere a border sticker to the paper seam and another border sticker below it. Adhere a third border sticker across the bottom of the page. Step 3: Cut the terra cotta small triangles tonal paper into (2) 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" pieces and adhere to (2) 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" variety mats. Then adhere one 6"" x 4"" photo and one 4-1/2"" x 4"" photo. Step 4: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a photo. Adhere the photo to variety mat. Step 5: Cut variety mat with ""Let's stay home"" title into 4"" x 3"" and 1-7/16"" x 4"" pieces. Adhere the small piece to the variety mat with the small rectangle photo. Step 6: Adhere mat/photo pieces to the layout as shown. Step 7: Add additional stickers as shown, adhering some with Foam Squares. Step 8: Journal with Brown Dual-Tip Pen. What at-home adventures, memories and photos would you place on this home scrapbook layout? What draws you in the most about the Welcome Home collection? Share your insights (and recent projects!) with us! "," Break out the board games, build a blanket fort for a movie marathon, craft a DIY project, bake some treats… we are hunkering down at home, ready to relax and unwind (and to wear fuzzy jammies to really bring on the comfy vibes!). Day-to-day schedules can be full of busy, on-the-go to-dos, but today’s blog is all about kicking back and making memories at home! Have a go at this one-page home scrapbook layout and share the","Family, family memories, Home, Kids, Mat Pack, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Welcome Home Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/WelcomeHome_MatsStickers_1920x1080.jpg,70900 "Sketch Round-Up Dec. 27-Jan. 9","Creative Memories","2022-01-09 11:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/09/sketch-round-up-dec-27-jan-9/," Happy 2022! Many across the world ring in the new year by setting goals and resolutions. (Fun fact: The ancient Babylonians are said to have started New Year’s resolutions over 4,000 years ago!) And with these plans and adventures that people aspire to achieve, how about adding some crafty goals to the list?! They can be anything from cleaning and sorting your craft room to attending virtual events, growing your CM business or simply setting aside more time to scrapbook. Even more so, how about learning new techniques and making even more layouts, cards and borders? Well, we have a way to kick off the latter just for you — the first Sketch Round-Up of 2022! Have fun and happy crafting in the year head! Sketch #1 Sketch #1 features a paper pack from the Last Chance Promo, but you can totally use any products you have on hand! Challenge yourself and make it your own today — just click here to see how to put it together. Sketch #2 Test out your border skills by crafting this easy-to-follow sensation! Sketch #3 This one-page layout will be a welcoming sight within your album! Follow along with this blog post to give it a go! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? If one of your resolutions this year is to attend more events AND to create more layouts, then you should totally partake in the upcoming Virtual Crop, happening Jan. 14-15 (AU 15-16 Jan.). If you haven’t already, join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page and get ready for six awesome challenges, community togetherness and the chance to win prizes! "," Happy 2022! Many across the world ring in the new year by setting goals and resolutions. (Fun fact: The ancient Babylonians are said to have started New Year’s resolutions over 4,000 years ago!) And with these plans and adventures that people aspire to achieve, how about adding some crafty goals to the list?! They can be anything from cleaning and sorting your craft room to attending virtual events, growing your CM busin","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up,Winter",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,71185 "Open to a Warming and Welcoming Backdrop With This Home Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-01-07 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/07/open-to-a-warming-and-welcoming-backdrop-with-this-home-scrapbook-layout/," SOLD.Whether it’s your first home or your 10th, purchasing a house is a big, exciting investment full of a thousand different processes and emotions. But a home is more than just walls and a roof over your head — it’s a place where your family and furry friends will reside, a place of comfort and heartwarming memories, a place to call and make your own. And if you want to make a home scrapbook layout that is your own to celebrate this milestone, then check out this beauty below! We're sure you'll be sold on it! To create this layout you will need: Welcome Home Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder 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)Blue-Gray Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut the woodgrain designer paper to measure 11-1/8"" x 11-1/8"". Cut the tan faded speckles tonal paper to measure 10-7/8"" x 10-7/8"". Adhere the smaller piece to the larger piece. Step 2: Using the Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch three borders from navy blue brushstrokes designer paper.  Step 3: Cut (15) 1-3/4"" x 1-3/4"" squares from navy blue brushstrokes designer paper. Use the 2-Way Corner Rounder to notch the four corners of each square. Step 4: Cut (15) 1-1/2"" x 1-1/2"" squares from various papers. Use the 2-Way Corner Rounder to notch the four corners of each square. Adhere to the larger navy blue brushstrokes squares. Step 5: Adhere the layered squares to the honeycomb borders as shown. Step 6: Arrange and adhere the border strips to the tan faded speckles piece at an angle as shown. Use Micro-Tip Scissors or 12-inch Trimmer to cut off excess. Step 7: Adhere the layered pieces to a sheet of basketweave designer paper. Step 8: Cut a piece of woodgrain designer paper to measure 7-7/8"" x 9"" and adhere to the bottom-right corner of the page as shown. Step 9: Crop a photo and a variety mat with a title to 3-3/4"" x 4"". Crop two additional photos to 3-3/4"" x 4-3/4"". Adhere title and photos to the woodgrain piece as shown. Step 10: Add stickers and embellishments using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal with the Blue-Gray Dual-Tip Pen. What memories of homeownership or fun at home would you welcome on this home scrapbook page? We'd love to hear from you, so share your thoughts with us and others! "," SOLD.Whether it’s your first home or your 10th, purchasing a house is a big, exciting investment full of a thousand different processes and emotions. But a home is more than just walls and a roof over your head — it’s a place where your family and furry friends will reside, a place of comfort and heartwarming memories, a place to call and make your own. And if you want to make a home scrapbook layout that is your own to","Family, Home, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Welcome Home Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/WelcomeHome_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,70882 "A Cut Above The Rest: Piecing Together Prismatic Paper and Prismatic Stickers for Scrapbooking","Noreen Smith","2022-01-06 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/06/a-cut-above-the-rest-piecing-together-prismatic-paper-and-prismatic-stickers-for-scrapbooking/," 2022 is off to a hue-tiful, too-hot-to-handle start — for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Stickers FREE when you purchase any assortment of 8+ Totally Tonal products! Talk about a totally terrific treat! What’s so cool about these Prismatic products? Well, the front side of each sheet in the Prismatic 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 Stickers (3/pk), you’re in for pops of personality! A win-win! For more details, visit: US | CA | AU Psst, we'll also have blog posts down the road featuring Totally Tonal products, so stay tuned!So, now it's time to mix and match your way to magnificent layouts featuring the Prismatic Paper Pack and Prismatic Stickers — have fun! Take a Look at the Prismatic Products You Can Earn FREE! Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack Prismatic Sticker Pack See them in action in this video! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/lcbikizyjw To have a plethora of Prismatic patterned paper pieces to play with, carefully cut along the lines printed on the back of each Prismatic paper. You can use the Sight Line guides on the 12-inch Trimmer to make sure you get the straightest cut possible! (Tip: Start by cutting straight-edged shapes on each paper first so when you need to make a diagonal cut you can easily turn the smaller pieces to fit in the trimmer.) After cutting out all the pieces, you can group them into piles with similar shapes or with similar hues. Now it’s time to play! You can mix and match these shapes in so many different ways, but follow these instructions to make the three different layouts. The Best Day Layout Layout by Noreen Smith – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack + Sticker Pack — Exclusive in the Totally Tonal Buffet promotionWhite 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) Step 1: Align and adhere the 4"" orange grid strip to the middle of the White Solid Cardstock (or White Refill Page). Step 2: Flip over two of the lime green polka dots triangles to show the reverse pattern. Adhere them on both sides of the orange grid strip as shown. Cover the seams between the triangles with coordinating green border stickers and along the sides of the orange grid strip with coordinating orange border stickers. Step 3: Add photos and title sticker as shown. Smile Layout Layout by Noreen Smith – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack + Sticker Pack — Exclusive in the Totally Tonal Buffet promotionWhite Solid Cardstock 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) Step 1: Place the smaller 2"" orange grid strip and 3"" teal stripes strip together on left-hand side of White Solid Cardstock (or White Refill Page), approximately 1/2"" from the edge of the page. Step 2: Leave a 1/4"" space from the previously adhered strips and adhere the 6"" orange grid and teal stripes squares, leaving approximately 1/2"" space from the right-hand edge of the page. Step 3: Adhere a teal border sticker strip along the edge of orange grid paper strip and square, and an orange border sticker strip along the edge of the teal stripes strip and square. Trim with a scissors. Step 4: Create photos mats with White Solid Cardstock: (1) 4"" x 6"" and (2) 4"" x 4"". Add photos that measure (1) 3-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" and (2) 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Adhere to the layout as shown. Step 5: Add a title sticker with Foam Squares for added dimension. Let the Good Times Roll Layout Layout by Noreen Smith – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack + Sticker Pack — Exclusive in the Totally Tonal Buffet promotionWhite 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) Step 1: Place the long edges of the large red gingham triangles along the left and right sides of White Solid Cardstock (or White Refill Page) and adhere. Layer the largest blue polka dots triangles on top of the red gingham triangles and adhere. Step 2: Align the long edges of the large purple chevrons triangles along the top and bottom edges of the base page and adhere. Step 3: Add the red border sticker across the middle of the page. Step 4: Flip over the two purple squares to use as photo mats for two photos that measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Adhere over the triangles and border sticker. Step 5: Trim four photos to measure 2-1/2"" x 2-1/2"" and mount on each of the four small blue polka dots squares. Adhere two above and two below the larger photos as shown. Step 6: Add a title sticker with Foam Squares over the border sticker in the middle of the layout. What layouts will you piece together featuring the Prismatic Paper Pack and Prismatic Stickers? If you want a refresher on the details on this promo, visit: US | CA | AU "," 2022 is off to a hue-tiful, too-hot-to-handle start — for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Stickers FREE when you purchase any assortment of 8+ Totally Tonal products! Talk about a totally terrific treat! What’s so cool about these Prismatic products? Well, the front side of each sheet in the Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack (6/pk) features general designs like checkers, chev","12-inch Trimmer, Family, Kids, Page Layout, Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack, Prismatic Sticker Pack, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Totally Tonal","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Prismatic_Promo_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,70946 "These Scrapbook Borders & DIY Card Are Worth All The Buzz: Honeycomb Borders","Krislyn Mattei","2022-01-05 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/05/these-scrapbook-borders-diy-card-are-worth-all-the-buzz-honeycomb-borders/," There’s a lot of buzz going around, and that’s because the latest bee’s knees Border Maker Cartridge is on the CM scene. In fact, this BMC makes for sweet-as-honey, continuous honeycomb borders and is perfect for photos of family time, picnics, gardening, afternoons spent with friends and more — and a bee-utiful accompaniment with the Welcome Home collection, too. (Okay, okay, we’re done with the puns now!) See how you can hone in on its hexagonal design with these scrapbook borders and  DIY card. To create these borders and card, you will need: Welcome Home Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge 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) Stay Awhile Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of navy blue heavy ivy tonal paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-7/8” strip of basketweave designer paper and mount on top. Step 2: Cut a 12” x 1-1/4” strip of woodgrain designer paper and adhere on the border, about 1/2"" from the top edge. Step 3: Using the Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from ditsy flowers designer paper. Punch another with terra cotta small triangles tonal paper and save seven small hexagons. Adhere the border to the woodgrain strip. Top with the seven terra cotta hexagons as shown. Step 4: Adhere a leaves laser-cut border along the bottom woodgrain/basketweave seam. Top with embellishments, popping a title up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Our Garden Border Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 12"" strip of green stripes designer paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of ditsy flowers designer paper and mount on top of the base piece. Cut a 2-3/8"" x 12"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and adhere on top of the previously adhered flower piece. Step 3: Using the Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with navy blue heavy ivy tonal paper. Adhere these two borders along the edges of the white cardstock strip, mounting a leaves and flowers laser-cut border in between, as shown. Step 4: Cut a small piece of White Solid Cardstock to tuck behind the wreath embellishment. Adhere the wreath and other embellishments to the border, popping a title up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Living Our Best Life Border Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 12"" strip of navy blue brushstrokes designer paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of open trellis designer paper and mount on top of the base piece. Cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of green herringbone designer paper and adhere on top of the previously adhered trellis piece, about 1/2"" from the left edge. Place a border sticker along the seam. Step 3: Using the Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with basketweave designer paper. With the Micro-Tip Scissors, trim out 2-1/2"" sections. Overlap and adhere in a wavy/chevron pattern along the green herringbone strip. Step 4: Add stickers and embellishments, popping the title up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Apply some epoxy stickers. Pride & Joy 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 1"" piece of terra cotta heavy ivy tonal paper and adhere to the top of the card. Cut a 5-1/2"" x 1-1/2"" strip of the same paper and adhere to the bottom of the card. Cut an ivy border sticker into two 5-1/2"" lengths and adhere them to the card as shown. Step 3: Using the Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with each terra cotta heavy ivy and sky blue small triangles tonal papers. Trim each to 5-1/2"" long, overlap and adhere to the card as shown. Step 4: Add embellishments, popping a title up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Apply some epoxy stickers. What do you think of the honeycomb borders this BMC makes? Will you be putting together these scrapbook borders and DIY card soon? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below! "," There’s a lot of buzz going around, and that’s because the latest bee’s knees Border Maker Cartridge is on the CM scene. In fact, this BMC makes for sweet-as-honey, continuous honeycomb borders and is perfect for photos of family time, picnics, gardening, afternoons spent with friends and more — and a bee-utiful accompaniment with the Welcome Home collection, too. (Okay, okay, we’re done with the puns now!) See how ","Border Ideas, Border Maker System, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Home, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Welcome Home Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/HoneycombChainBMC_1920x1080.jpg,70910 "Find Your Happy Place With This Home Themed Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-01-04 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/04/find-your-happy-place-with-this-home-themed-scrapbook-layout/," “Home, a spot of earth supremely blest, a dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.”Give your memories a comforting, at-home greeting today and every day with the recently debuted Welcome Home collection! Inspired by meaningful time spent with friends and family and homey happenings, these scrapbooking supplies will furnish a solid foundation for photos of birthday parties, game nights, gardening, parties in the backyard, celebrations with loved ones and so much more! Open your albums to this home themed scrapbook layout and get ready for some inviting detail! To create this layout you will need: Welcome Home Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle, Oval & Rectangle 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)Blue-Gray Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Welcome Home collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/WZBkciMBUzk Step 1: Cut the navy blue woven knitwear tonal paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to a sheet of green faded speckles tonal paper. Step 2: Cut the green woven knitwear tonal paper to measure 12"" x 2"". Step 3: Cut the green stripes designer paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"" and adhere to the middle of the green woven knitwear strip. Step 4: From a variety of papers, cut 1"" squares. Run the Repositionable Tape Runner onto the backside of a laser-cut border and adhere the 1"" squares behind the border. Adhere the border piece to the middle of the previous stripes strip. Adhere the completed border to the top of the layout as shown, adding border stickers to the top and bottom. Step 5: Using the outside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Rectangle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut from the green grid designer paper. Using the outside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a curved edge on the top of the previous rectangle piece. Step 6: Using the outside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Blue Blade, cut from green grid designer paper. Use the Red Blade on the outside edge to cut a piece of sky blue faded speckles tonal paper. Adhere the smaller piece to the larger piece, and adhere behind the top of the rectangle piece to create a cup. Trim with Micro-Tip Scissors if needed. Step 7: Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Blue Blade, cut from green grid designer paper. Without moving the pattern, cut again with the Red Blade on the inside edge to create a hollow oval. Adhere to the left side of the cup piece to form a handle. Step 8: Crop photos to (1) 3"" x 5"" and (2) 5"" x 3"". Adhere to the layout as shown with the cup piece. Step 9: Cut a variety mat with a title to 6"" x 1-1/2"". Step 10: Fussy-cut the house journal box from a variety mat. Adhere the two mat pieces to the layout as shown. Step 11: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade, cut a circle from navy blue brushstrokes designer paper. Adhere a circle title sticker and add to layout with Foam Squares.   Step 12: Adhere additional stickers and embellishments as shown. Adhere some with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 13: Journal with the Blue-Gray Dual-Tip Pen. What do you think of the most-recent collection, Welcome Home? What sorts of memories would you lay atop this home themed scrapbook layout? Share your thoughts, upcoming project ideas and more in the comments below! "," “Home, a spot of earth supremely blest, a dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.”Give your memories a comforting, at-home greeting today and every day with the recently debuted Welcome Home collection! Inspired by meaningful time spent with friends and family and homey happenings, these scrapbooking supplies will furnish a solid foundation for photos of birthday parties, game nights, gardening, parties in the backyard, c","Family, family memories, Home, Kids, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Welcome Home Collection, Winter","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/WelcomeHome_Collection2_1920x1080.jpg,70845 "Let Your Memories Stick Together With This Framing Forest Scrapbook Idea","Creative Memories","2021-12-30 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/30/let-your-memories-stick-together-with-this-framing-forest-scrapbook-idea/," Fun fact of the day: Forests are home to more than three-quarters of the world's life on land according to the World Wildlife Fund. And from wee seedlings to towering tall trees and eventually snags, wildlife and other plants depend on trees for their habitat. If you want to unearth a layout landscape as lush as a forest, then take a look at this framing forest scrapbook idea that blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu went out on a limb for! All you have to decide is what photos and woodland wonders you would highlight! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout 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 Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Hot Fudge & Light Gray Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge 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)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock as the base of this layout. Cut the birch bark designer paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and add to the base. Step 2: Cut five photo mats to measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" from the Light Gray Solid Cardstock. Step 3: Cut the tree bark texture paper to eight pieces of 1/2"" strips. Roll the strip to make it look like a stick. Use the Precision Point Adhesive to add the tree bark sticks to the edges of the mats as shown. Add laser-cut borders to the bottom of each mat. Add the mats to the page. Step 4: Cut a piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock to measure 5"" x 7"" and adhere to the back of a laser-cut mat. Add to the page. Step 5: Use the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch two borders with Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock and one border with the mossy brick texture paper. Adhere the hot fudge borders under the mossy brick border. Add a small piece of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock under the border to cover the camera lens part. Add the border to the page. Step 6: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Do you like spending time in the woods? What are your thoughts on this forest scrapbook layout that Sachiyo made? Relay your thoughts down below — we'd love to know what you think! "," Fun fact of the day: Forests are home to more than three-quarters of the world's life on land according to the World Wildlife Fund. And from wee seedlings to towering tall trees and eventually snags, wildlife and other plants depend on trees for their habitat. If you want to unearth a layout landscape as lush as a forest, then take a look at this framing forest scrapbook idea that blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu went out on a","Deep in the Woods Collection, Hiking, Laser Cut Embellishments, outdoors, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Deep-in-the-Woods-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,70786 "Relive Out-and-About Moments With These Forest Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card Featuring Laser Cut Titles","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-12-28 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/28/relive-out-and-about-moments-with-these-forest-scrapbook-borders-and-dyi-card-featuring-laser-cut-titles/," Ahh, the great outdoors. Nature is pretty amazing and can make us feel happier and more focused and bring on a renewed sense of being. You know what else feels just as great? Scrapbooking, of course! After you’ve enjoyed your out-and-about moments and fresh-air fun, discover new detail and make these forest scrapbook borders (and bonus DIY card!) featuring the latest laser cut titles from 2021 — the Must Have Laser Title Embellishments – Pack 4! To create these borders and card, 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)Must Have Laser Title Embellishments - Pack 4 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 with Straight, Deckle & Scoring 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)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out all of the Must Have Laser Title Embellishments in the video below! https://youtu.be/NZYjumcq3EY The Great Outdoors Border Step 1: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 3-1/4"". Step 2: Cut the pine needles texture paper to measure 11-/1/4"" x 2-1/4"". Step 3: Cut the tree grain texture paper to measure 11-1/4"" x 3/4"". Step 4: With the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Red Blade, cut a circle from the mossy bark texture paper. With the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Green Blade, cut a circle from White Solid Cardstock. With the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Green Blade, cut a circle from the tree grain texture paper. Layer and adhere the circle pieces, and cut in half. Step 5: Layer the paper strips with a laser-cut border and the semi-circle piece and adhere to the cardstock strip as shown. Step 6: Add a Must Have Laser Title Embellishment with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Add a sticker. Taking it Easy Border Step 1: Cut a piece of dark moss designer paper to measure 3-1/2"" x 12"" for the base of this border. Step 2: Cut the crackled white texture paper to measure 3-1/4"" x 12"" and adhere to the dark moss strip. Step 3: Cut the mossy bark texture paper to measure 3-1/4"" x 1"" and adhere to the top of the border. Step 4: Cut birch logs texture, pine needles texture, pine cones texture and fallen leaves designer papers to measure 3-1/4"" x 2"". Adhere the paper pieces as shown to the border. Step 5: Adhere laser cut borders and border stickers to the paper pieces as desired. Step 6: Add Must Have Laser Titles Embellishments with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Enjoy the Journey Card Step 1: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Step 2: Use the 12-inch Trimmer and Scoring Blade to score at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 3: Cut the ombré woodgrain designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" and adhere to the front of the card. Step 4: Cut the dark brown woodgrain designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 3-1/2"" and adhere to the middle of the card. Step 5: Cut the wooden plaid paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 2"" and adhere to middle of the card. Step 6: Cut the pine trees designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 1-1/2"", and then use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade on the long bottom edge. Adhere to card as shown. Step 7: Trim and adhere a tree rings laser-cut border to the card as shown. Step 8: Add a Must Have Laser Titles Embellishment with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. What are your thoughts on these forest scrapbook borders? Will you be making the DIY card, too? What sorts of projects have you made with laser cut titles? Share, share, share in the comments below! "," Ahh, the great outdoors. Nature is pretty amazing and can make us feel happier and more focused and bring on a renewed sense of being. You know what else feels just as great? Scrapbooking, of course! After you’ve enjoyed your out-and-about moments and fresh-air fun, discover new detail and make these forest scrapbook borders (and bonus DIY card!) featuring the latest laser cut titles from 2021 — the Must Have Laser Title ","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Deep in the Woods Collection, Laser Cut Embellishments, Must Have Laser Title Embellishments, outdoors, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/MustHaveLaserTitles4_1920x1080-1.jpg,70757 "Sketch Round-Up Dec. 13-26","Creative Memories","2021-12-26 11:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/26/sketch-round-up-dec-13-26/," Well, folks, this is the last Sketch Round-Up of 2021… but you better believe 2022 will be FULL of even more Sketch Round-Ups, a bounty of blog posts, clickable cool videos and helpful tutorials, packed promos, fantastic launches and more (and that’s just for January!). We’re feeling the good vibes for sure, and can’t wait to see what you make from these extra-good sketches! Let’s go and enjoy the latest 2021 edition of the Sketch Round-Up. Sketch #1 Sketch #1 is sure to lead you to a trail of creativity! Click here to find out how to make it yourself! Sketch #2 The Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge is definitely a shutterbug's best friend! View how to make this nature-inspired border (and a few other goodies as well) in this blog post. Sketch #3 Foraging for a fresh layout? Then simply click on this link to find out how to craft this budding beauty. Sketch #4 Wood you like to know how to make this card? Then keep your eyes peeled for it — we'll post it to the blog soon! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Keep your eyes locked on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page, for we have plenty of Virtual Crops in store for 2022l! The first go-around will be Jan. 14-15 (AU 15-16 Jan.), so get ready for creativity, community, connections and prizes, too! And make sure to share that link with your friends, family, first-time scrappers and anyone else who would love to partake in some virtual fun! "," Well, folks, this is the last Sketch Round-Up of 2021… but you better believe 2022 will be FULL of even more Sketch Round-Ups, a bounty of blog posts, clickable cool videos and helpful tutorials, packed promos, fantastic launches and more (and that’s just for January!). We’re feeling the good vibes for sure, and can’t wait to see what you make from these extra-good sketches! Let’s go and enjoy the latest 2021 editio","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up, Snowbound Collection","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up,Winter",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,70686 "This Christmas Scrapbook Layout Is Baking Spirits Bright With a Gingerbread House Craft","Kylie Kingham","2021-12-22 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/22/this-christmas-scrapbook-layout-is-baking-spirits-bright-with-a-gingerbread-house-craft/," Sweet, spicy, full of Christmas spirit and style… gingerbread houses! Did you know an early form of gingerbread can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians who used it for ceremonial purposes? And another fun tidbit: The popularity of gingerbread houses rose in the 1800s when the Brothers Grimm wrote the (well, not-so-Christmassy) fairytale of Hansel and Gretel, as the two children stumble upon a house made entirely of sweets. Well, no matter the history, these cookie-walled structures are a creative and tasty way to celebrate the Christmas season for kids and adults alike by decorating them with frostings and icings, gumdrops, festive sprinkles, peppermints, chocolates other candied elements. And whether you’re building the house from scratch or using a kit, blog contributor Kylie Kingham has a Christmas scrapbook layout with a cute gingerbread house craft to pay homage to the sweetly spiced tradition! Kylie’s Inspiration Creating a gingerbread house at Christmas is a fun family tradition for many. Nothing beats the fresh aroma in the house from baking gingerbread — a tradition our family enjoys sharing each year. It allows us to have some quality family time together whilst we enjoy baking and decorating with sweet treats. The Joy to the World collection was perfect to create a paper gingerbread house (and to document and preserve these special memories), thanks to the delightful palette and festive embellishments and stickers. To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Crimson, Dark Green & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Deckle & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle, Gemstone, Oval & Rectangle 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) Step 1: With the outside edge of the square Custom Cutting System Rectangle Pattern and the outside edge of the diamond Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern with the Red Blade, cut shapes from gold stripes tonal paper. Tip: Since only one half of the diamond shape is required for the roof, it can be lined up halfway along the paper edge before cutting to conserve paper as shown. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade, cut a 1/2"" x 12"" strip of White Solid Cardstock, making sure one side of the strip is a straight edge. Cut in half and adhere each pieces over the two long edges of the half diamond piece, with the deckle side facing inward. Cut off any overhang. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut a 3/8"" x 12"" strip from Crimson Solid Cardstock. Repeat with a piece of White Solid Cardstock. Cut the crimson strip in half and adhere one strip to the left side and one strip to the right side of the square gold stripes piece. Cut off any overhang. Align the white strip along the 45-degree line on the 12-inch Trimmer and cut several pieces 3/8” long. Adhere these pieces down the red strips, evenly spaced to replicate a candy cane. Adhere the roof over the top portion of the gold stripes square with Foam Squares. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a straight edge off the bottom of the square house (enough to remove the curved corners). Step 4: With the inside edge of the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Red Blade, cut an oval from teal dots designer paper. Using the Micro-Tip Scissors, carefully cut straight edges on the bottom and right and left sides, leaving the top edge curved, to form a door shape. Adhere to the house with Foam Squares and add a gemstone as a doorknob. Step 5: From White Solid Cardstock, cut three circles using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade. Cut two circles from Dark Green Solid Cardstock and one circle from Crimson Solid Cardstock with the same sizing as the previous white circles. Using the Micro-Tip Scissors, cut each dark green and crimson circles in half. With the two halves together, cut into three pie-shaped portions, giving you six pieces from each dark green and crimson circles. Add three hued pieces over the top of each white circle with Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive to have two dark green/white candy swirls and one crimson/white candy swirl. Adhere these to the house with Foam Squares. Decorate the house with embellishments and stickers. Step 6: Select a piece of designer paper as your background. From another piece of contrasting paper, cut two strips to measure 3"" x 12"" and 1-1/2"" x 12"". Adhere the wider strip to the top of the page and the other to the bottom using Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut two strips of another contrasting paper to measure 1/2"" x 12"". Adhere each length under the straight-edged strips so just the scalloped edge can been seen. Adhere down the straight-edged strips. With the 12-inch Trimmer and Straight Blade, cut two strips from White Solid Cardstock to measure 3/8"" x 12"". Adhere near the top and bottom of the page, near the straight edge of the decorative strips as shown. Add wavy border sticker to the white strip. Step 7: Adhere the gingerbread house to the lower-left corner of the page. You will need Foam Squares for the roof and Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive on the house. Step 8: Cut two photo mats to measure 5"" x 4"" and one photo mat to measure 4"" x 4"". Cut two photos to measure 4-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and one photo to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere photos to the mats and adhere to the layout. Finish the page by adding embellishments, title stickers and a laser-cut border. Do you and your family make gingerbread houses for Christmas each year? What are your thoughts on Kylie's gingerbread house craft upon this Christmas scrapbook layout? Gift your thoughts and stories in the comments below. Merry Christmas, one and all! 🎄 "," Sweet, spicy, full of Christmas spirit and style… gingerbread houses! Did you know an early form of gingerbread can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians who used it for ceremonial purposes? And another fun tidbit: The popularity of gingerbread houses rose in the 1800s when the Brothers Grimm wrote the (well, not-so-Christmassy) fairytale of Hansel and Gretel, as the two children stumble upon a house made entir","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Custom Cutting System, Joy to the World Collection, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Tools, Technique","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Gingerbread-House-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories1.jpg,70636 "Forage for Creativity With This Forest Scrapbook Idea","Krislyn Mattei","2021-12-21 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/21/forage-for-creativity-with-this-forest-scrapbook-idea/," At the ancient root of it all, humans acquired food by hunting animals, capturing fish and gathering wild edibles like plants and greens, berries and seeds. Sure, nowadays we drive to the local supermarket or enjoy food delivery services, but going back to those roots (literally!) can be so rewarding. Foraging is the process of searching, identifying and harvesting wild food in nature, like wild garlic (aka ramsons), chestnuts, morel and chanterelle mushrooms, blueberries, common nettles, dandelions and more. It’s especially trendy for those interested in eating more sustainably or to have a deeper connection to the land and changing seasons. (Added bonus: It makes for days of family fun!) Scout for your next project and take on this forest scrapbook idea! To create this layout 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 Papers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Stickers 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 a piece of wooden plaid designer paper as the base for this layout. Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip of tree grain texture paper and adhere to the middle of the layout. Step 2: Lay the drapey branches and flourishing mushrooms scene laser-cut paper over the top of the layout. Cut a 3-1/2"" square, a 3-3/4"" square and a 4-1/4"" square piece of woodgrain designer paper. Crop a photo to 3-1/4” square, 3-1/2” square and 4” square and mount on top of the wood papers. Adhere behind the openings in the laser-cut paper. Adhere the laser-cut paper to the layout. Step 3: Trim the ferns border sticker and adhere as shown. Top with more stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Journal as desired. Have you ever gone foraging before? What did you gather? Will you be making this forest scrapbook layout? Share, share share with us and others — you never know who you may inspire! "," At the ancient root of it all, humans acquired food by hunting animals, capturing fish and gathering wild edibles like plants and greens, berries and seeds. Sure, nowadays we drive to the local supermarket or enjoy food delivery services, but going back to those roots (literally!) can be so rewarding. Foraging is the process of searching, identifying and harvesting wild food in nature, like wild garlic (aka ramsons), chestnut","Deep in the Woods Collection, Hiking, Laser Cut Paper, outdoors, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/DeepintheWoods_LaserPapersStickers_1920x1080.jpg,70086 "Hike to New Creations With This Nature Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-12-20 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/20/hike-to-new-creations-with-this-nature-scrapbook-layout/," In nature, the birds serenade us, the vibrancy of foliage catches our eyes and fresh, crisp air whooshes by and electrifies more than a cup of coffee could. All of our senses are awakened in nature. Not only are these experiences enjoyable, but they’re good for you, too! In fact, the act of hiking has been proven to have many health benefits, from physical exercise and building muscles to mental relief and acting as a mood-booster. Well, in today’s blog we’re saying you should take a hike… and then craft this nature scrapbook layout afterward to preserve your adventures from the trails! To create this layout 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 Mats 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 Solid Cardstock 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 a piece of mossy bark texture paper as the base for this layout. (Tip: To conserve paper, you may wish to remove the inside section.) Cut a piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock to measure 11” x 11” and mount on the layout. Step 2: Trim and layer leaves, tree rings and mossy bark laser-cut borders and adhere to the bottom of the layout as shown. (Save trimmed off pieces to embellish the top-right corner of the layout.) Step 3: Layer leaves and woodgrain and birch logs laser-cut mats. Tuck a 4"" x 6"" photo inside and mount on the layout as shown. Step 4: Crop one photo to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and one to 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"". Mount on the layout. Step 5: Add stickers and journal as desired. Do you like being in nature and the outdoors? What are your thoughts on this nature scrapbook layout? Type out your comments below! "," In nature, the birds serenade us, the vibrancy of foliage catches our eyes and fresh, crisp air whooshes by and electrifies more than a cup of coffee could. All of our senses are awakened in nature. Not only are these experiences enjoyable, but they’re good for you, too! In fact, the act of hiking has been proven to have many health benefits, from physical exercise and building muscles to mental relief and acting as a mood-","Deep in the Woods Collection, Hiking, Laser Cut Embellishments, Laser Mats, outdoors, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/DeepintheWoods_LaserBordersMats_1920x1080.jpg,70088 "Grid the Great Outdoors With This Forest Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-12-17 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/17/grid-the-great-outdoors-with-this-forest-scrapbook-layout/," It’s good to unplug and enjoy the great outdoors — hiking, fishing, mountain climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, cross-country skiing, stargazing and so much more! And if you want to frame your off-the-grid adventures after breathing in all that fresh air, you can in six simple steps! Yes, really — see for yourself with this forest scrapbook layout and set up your creative camp! To create this layout 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 Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green & White Solid Cardstocks 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 a piece of wooden plaid designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 9-1/2"" x 9-1/2"". Cut several 7/8"" wide strips from various papers. Stack two together, align along the 45-degree line on the 12-inch Trimmer and cut the ends off. Line the points up at 1-1/2"" and cut. Repeat until you have 20 sets. Step 3: Adhere the straight edges about 1/2"" from the edge of the cardstock, points together as shown, all around the cardstock. Using the Micro-Tip Scissors, trim off the corners of the cardstock. Adhere to the base. Step 4: Cut a 9-1/4"" x 9-1/4"" piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock (trim out the inside of this piece if desired). Mount on top of the layout. Cut an 8-3/4"" x 8-3/4"" piece of tree grain texture paper and mount on top. Step 5: Crop two photos to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mat on two 4"" x 4"" pieces of White Solid Cardstock. Crop one photo to measure 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mat on a 6"" x 4"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the layout, along with a 2"" x 4"" piece of White Solid Cardstock to journal on. Step 6: Add stickers and journal as desired. What activities do you like to do in the great outdoors? What memories would you pitch upon this forest scrapbook layout? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments — we'd love to hear from you! "," It’s good to unplug and enjoy the great outdoors — hiking, fishing, mountain climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, cross-country skiing, stargazing and so much more! And if you want to frame your off-the-grid adventures after breathing in all that fresh air, you can in six simple steps! Yes, really — see for yourself with this forest scrapbook layout and set up your creative camp! To create this layout you will ","Deep in the Woods Collection, Family, Hiking, outdoors, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/DeepintheWoods_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,70084 "Make Your Photo Ops Pop: Camera Border Ideas and Scrapbooking Card","Krislyn Mattei","2021-12-15 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/15/make-your-photo-ops-pop-camera-border-ideas-and-scrapbooking-card%ef%bf%bc/," There is so much to explore in this natural world of ours — when a svelte egret spreads its expanding wings and powerfully takes flight, when a bumblebee gently lands on a pollen-filled and blossomed flower or a setting, glowing sun reflecting its rays atop a vast ocean. Photographs are one of the best ways to relive these sights or your inspiring adventures, and if you want to show off your best photo ops on your next layout, then focus in on these camera border ideas (and a bonus scrapbooking card!) featuring the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge — they’re sure to add the right amount of flash! To create these borders and card, 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)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Photography Chain Border Maker 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 (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 Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/Wh37c76vWmo Leave the Roads Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of pine trees designer paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" piece of birch bark designer paper and adhere 1/4"" from the bottom of the base. Adhere a pine trees laser-cut border on top, extending from the base. Place a pine boughs laser-cut border over the seam. Step 3: Using the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with woodgrain designer paper and another with damp moss designer paper. Cut apart the woodgrain border, removing the second camera from the left. Adhere the rest of it to the border. Trim out two cameras from the damp moss border and adhere in the open spot, popping the front camera up with Foam Squares. Step 4: Add a title sticker with Foam Squares. Leafy Aperture Border Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 12"" strip of pine needles texture paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of each tree grain texture paper and White Solid Cardstock. Align the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern in the middle of the tree grain texture strip. Using the inside track and the Green Blade, cut a circle out. Remove the circle. Position the pattern at the top of the strip and cut another circle out. Again, cut a circle from the bottom of the piece and another halfway between the bottom and the middle of the piece. Step 3: Lay the tree grain texture strip on top of the cardstock strip. Using a pencil, trace the circle cutouts onto the cardstock strip. Set the tree grain texture strip aside. Cut 24 1/2"" x 1-3/4"" pieces of leaves texture paper. Following the traced circles, layer six pieces around the circle, leaving a hexagon pattern of white showing. (Tip: If you happen to have a hexagon punch, you can use a 1-1/2"" size shape to guide your layering.) Repeat for all four circle shapes. Trim the edges of the strip if necessary. Adhere the tree grain texture piece on top. Step 4: Using the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with damp moss designer paper. Trim out four cameras. Mount to the border using Foam Squares. Step 5: Add a title sticker with Foam Squares. Camera 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"" piece of pine needles texture paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 5-1/2"" x 1"" strip of birch bark designer paper and adhere on the card. Step 3: Using the inside track of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with mossy brick texture paper. Using the same track and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with White Solid Cardstock. Layer and mount both on the card. Step 4: Using the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with damp moss designer paper. Adhere to the card, positioning it on the birch bark and layered circles. Trim off the excess. Step 5: Punch two borders with ombré woodgrain designer paper. Adhere to the card as shown, trimming the excess. Step 6: Add a piece of a leaves laser-cut border. Which of these camera border ideas do you like most? Will you be making the DIY scrapbook card, too? Share your thoughts in the comments below! "," There is so much to explore in this natural world of ours — when a svelte egret spreads its expanding wings and powerfully takes flight, when a bumblebee gently lands on a pollen-filled and blossomed flower or a setting, glowing sun reflecting its rays atop a vast ocean. Photographs are one of the best ways to relive these sights or your inspiring adventures, and if you want to show off your best photo ops on your next layo","Border Ideas, Borders, Camping, Card Making, Cards, Deep in the Woods Collection, Hiking, 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/2021/12/PhotographyChainBMC_1920x1080.jpg,70092 "Take On the #2021DecemberBONUS Challenge: Last Chance Promo Paper Packs","Creative Memories","2021-12-13 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/13/take-on-the-2021decemberbonus-challenge-last-chance-promo-paper-packs/," We're feeling happy, positive and radiant... why? Because those are the key facets of the limited-time paper packs from the Last Chance Promo! For a limited time, you can earn up to 3 exclusive paper packs — featuring one-of-a-kind designs created by 3 guest artists from Australia, Lithuania and Argentina — FREE with qualifying orders of Last Chance products! And, more new products have recently been added to Last Chance on the website to make it easier than ever to reach the qualifying purchase amount to earn your free paper packs! For more details, visit: US | CA | AU These globally great designs have also stirred up a #2021DecemberBONUS challenge for you to take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group, featuring THREE sketches — one for each exclusive paper packs! Check them out below and get creative! Take a Look at the Last Chance Paper Packs You Can Earn FREE! Happy Garden Paper PackPositive Vibes Paper PackRadiant Reds Paper Pack #2021DecemberBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has THREE sketches with example completed layouts using the Last Chance Promo paper packs! How to Participate: Review the three 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 Last Chance Promo paper packs 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 Monday, Jan. 3, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 4 Jan. at 4:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #2021DecemberBONUS1, #2021DecemberBONUS2 and/or #2021DecemberBONUS3 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 Last Chance Promo paper packs.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, Jan. 6, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishment 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 Last Chance Promo paper packs. 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, Jan. 6, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #2021DecemberBONUS1 Promo product used: Happy Garden Paper Pack | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #2021DecemberBONUS2 Promo product used: Positive Vibes Paper Pack | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 3 — #2021DecemberBONUS3 Promo product used: Radiant Reds Paper Pack | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Remember, you have until Monday, Jan. 3, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 4 Jan. at 4:59pm AEDT) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2021DecemberBONUS1, #2021DecemberBONUS2 and/or #2021DecemberBONUS3) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2021DecemberBONUS1 Layout by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Happy Garden Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades 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 the light blue crosshatch paper to measure 6"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to sheet of yellow sprouts paper as shown. Step 2: Cut the birds paper to measure 3/4"" x 11-1/2"" with the 12-inch Trimmer and Scallop Blade. Adhere to the right side of the light blue crosshatch strip. Step 3: Crop photos to measure 5"" x 3-7/8"" and adhere to the right side of the layout. Step 4: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock into two 5"" x 3/8"" journal strips. Adhere to the bottoms of the photos as shown. Step 5: From various papers, cut 22 1"" x 1"" squares. Cut four squares in half on the diagonal to use as ""flower petals."" Cut two green scallops paper squares on the diagonal to use as ""leaves.""  Step 6: From green dotted diamonds paper, cut six 3/4"" x 3/4"" squares to use as ""stems."" Step 7: Use Repositionable Tape Runner to adhere the flower petals, stems and leaves pieces. Start at the bottom middle of the light blue crosshatch strip and adhere upwards. It’s helpful to arrange the pieces first and then adhere. Please see layout photo for pattern. Step 8: Add faux stitching and journal with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Step 9: Add title with Black Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Instructions for #2021DecemberBONUS2 Layout by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Positive Vibes Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionWhite Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of navy blue weaved grid paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to teal tiled flowers paper. Step 2: From the collage of positive phrases paper, cut a 12"" x 4"" strip and adhere to the middle of the layout. Step 3: From various papers, cut six strips to measure 9"" x 1"". Adhere strips to layout as shown. Step 4: Crop photos to measure two 4” x 4"" and one 6” x 4"". Adhere to layout as shown. Step 5: Add a title with the White Sans Serif and White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Step 6: Journal on the bottom strip with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Instructions for #2021DecemberBONUS3 Layout by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Radiant Reds Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers 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: Cut the peach wavy lines paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to the multi-hued brushstrokes paper. Step 2: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Red Blade, cut five circles from various papers. Step 3: From the red diamonds and burgundy dollops papers, cut photo mats to measure two 2-3/4"" x 4-1/4"", one 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and one 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Crop photos to fit and adhere to the photo mats. Step 4: Arrange matted photos and circles on the layout as shown and adhere. Step 5: Add a title with White Sans Serif and White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Step 6: From White Soli Cardstock, cut journal strips to measure 3-3/4"" x 1/2"" and 2-3/4"" x 1/2"". Adhere to bottom of the page and journal as desired. We can't wait to see what you make! And again, if you want all the details on the Last Chance Promo, visit: US | CA | AU "," We're feeling happy, positive and radiant... why? Because those are the key facets of the limited-time paper packs from the Last Chance Promo! For a limited time, you can earn up to 3 exclusive paper packs — featuring one-of-a-kind designs created by 3 guest artists from Australia, Lithuania and Argentina — FREE with qualifying orders of Last Chance products! And, more new products have recently been added to Last Chance ","Christmas scrapbook layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/LastChance_PaperPromo_1920x1080-1.jpg,70388 "Sketch Round-Up Nov. 29-Dec. 12","Creative Memories","2021-12-12 23:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/12/sketch-round-up-nov-29-dec-12/," 2021 may be dwindling down, but inspiration is always in supply, whether it’s the blog, insight and input fellow Advisors and customers, video tutorials and YouTube, Virtual Crops and more! We’re hope you’re ready for a boost of beautiful ideas, for the time is NOW for another Sketch Round-Up! Make these today and share with us (and your scrappy friends!) your finished projects! Sketch #1 We're kicking off this Sketch Round-Up with this stunning and elegant layout. Click here to find out how to make this standout sensation! Sketch #2 The Christmas season is upon us, and for many, that means cardmaking opportunities aplenty! Follow along with this blog post see how you can craft this DIY card (and some merry borders!). Sketch #3 Explore your natural surroundings and memories with Sketch #3! Simply click on this link for this tree-mendous project. Sketch #4 Keep your eyes peeled for this forest-inspired layout — it'll be posted to the blog soon! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Well, the December Virtual Crop is about to come to a close (it ends tonight at 11:59pm CT!) but fret not, for 2022 will be full of crops to enjoy and partake in! In fact, the first Virtual Crop of 2022 will be Jan. 14-15 (AU 15-16 Jan.)! So, save the date and make sure to share the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with your friends and family members! "," 2021 may be dwindling down, but inspiration is always in supply, whether it’s the blog, insight and input fellow Advisors and customers, video tutorials and YouTube, Virtual Crops and more! We’re hope you’re ready for a boost of beautiful ideas, for the time is NOW for another Sketch Round-Up! Make these today and share with us (and your scrappy friends!) your finished projects! Sketch #1 We're kicki","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up, Snowbound Collection","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up,Winter",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,70351 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2021-12-11 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/11/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-4/," Saturday, Dec. 11: 1pm CT We're down to the final sketch of the December Virtual Crop — where did the time go?! We love seeing all your fabulous submissions, but remember, you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit as many layouts with the corresponding hashtag to be eligible to win prizes! Sweet, right?! Alas, the time has come for 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 two (2) participants 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, Dec. 16, 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: It's Fall, Y'all or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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, Dec. 11: 1pm CT We're down to the final sketch of the December Virtual Crop — where did the time go?! We love seeing all your fabulous submissions, but remember, you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit as many layouts with the corresponding hashtag to be eligible to win prizes! Sweet, right?! Alas, the time has come for Challenge #6! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Vi","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ItsFallYall_Layout1_1080x1080.jpg,70300 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2021-12-11 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/11/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-4/," Saturday, Dec. 11: 11am, 1pm CT Connections, community, creativity, crafting, cool prizes — we love Virtual Crops (and hope you do, too!). Up on the docket now is another two-page layout, so say hello to 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. 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, Dec. 16, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Gain some tips and inspiration on this sketch with CM Advisor Mandy Melville! https://youtu.be/fCsX23FHOy0 Created by Mandy Melville – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Joy to the World or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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, Dec. 11: 11am, 1pm CT Connections, community, creativity, crafting, cool prizes — we love Virtual Crops (and hope you do, too!). Up on the docket now is another two-page layout, so say hello to 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 a","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Sketch5_FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,70271 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2021-12-11 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/11/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-4/," Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Good morning, one and all! It's Day Two of the December Virtual Crop, which means three superb sketch challenges are in store for you to put your own personal spin on! Are you ready to get started? Well, here we go 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 two (2) participants 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, Dec. 16, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to create a quick and easy border with CM Advisor Kristen Birth! https://youtu.be/udGF8I6Yf4Q PLUS, learn some tips to get you into scrapbooking with CM Advisor Kristen Birth! https://youtu.be/9fQUxsAJVnI Created by Kristen Birth – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Snowbound or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Good morning, one and all! It's Day Two of the December Virtual Crop, which means three superb sketch challenges are in store for you to put your own personal spin on! Are you ready to get started? Well, here we go 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 ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Sketch4_FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,70261 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2021-12-10 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/10/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-4/," Friday, Dec. 10: 5pm CT | Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The first day of this croppin' soirée may be coming to a close, but we have another fun-filled day lined up tomorrow starting at 9am CT! But first, let's tackle 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 two (2) participants 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, Dec. 16, 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: Joy to the World or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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, Dec. 10: 5pm CT | Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The first day of this croppin' soirée may be coming to a close, but we have another fun-filled day lined up tomorrow starting at 9am CT! But first, let's tackle 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 P","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/JoytotheWorld_Layout1_1080x1080.jpg,70282 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2021-12-10 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/10/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-4/," Friday, Dec. 10: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Wow, wow, wow — you've already made this December Virtual Crop an event to remember... and we've only just begun! Next up is Challenge #2 and it's a two-page delight. Have fun! 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. 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, Dec. 16, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to layer decorative elements with CM Advisor Erin Taman Athmer! https://youtu.be/Hjootm-xok0 Created by Erin Taman Athmer – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Deep in the Woods (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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, Dec. 10: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Wow, wow, wow — you've already made this December Virtual Crop an event to remember... and we've only just begun! Next up is Challenge #2 and it's a two-page delight. Have fun! 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:&nb","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Sketch2_FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,70239 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2021-12-10 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/10/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-3/," Friday, Dec. 10: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hiya, scrappers! The time has come for the final Virtual Crop of 2021 (but no need to worry, for there will be lots more Virtual Crops in 2022!). But first, let's take on the ""kickoff-sketch"" of the December Virtual Crop — here we go 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 two (2) participants 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, Dec. 16, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn a few tips and ideas on how to create this sketch using some of the Secret Box #4 components with CM Advisor Candace Bouldin! https://youtu.be/N8N2LNjDmo0 Created by Candace Bouldin – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Secret Box #4 Created by Candace Bouldin – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Secret Box #4 Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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, Dec. 10: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hiya, scrappers! The time has come for the final Virtual Crop of 2021 (but no need to worry, for there will be lots more Virtual Crops in 2022!). But first, let's take on the ""kickoff-sketch"" of the December Virtual Crop — here we go with Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-s","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474.jpg,70131 "One-of-a-Kind Paper Designs: Scrapbooking Borders and DIY Cards","Creative Memories","2021-12-08 16:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/08/one-of-a-kind-paper-designs-scrapbooking-borders-and-diy-cards/," Take a walk on the worldwide wild side. How so? Well, by earning up to 3 exclusive paper packs — featuring one-of-a-kind (and totally stunning!) designs created by 3 guests artists from Australia, Lithuania and Argentina — FREE with qualifying orders of Last Chance products. Talk about global greatness! For more details, visit: US | CA | AU Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu tapped into these limited-time paper packs (hello, garden-themed goodies, feel-good cool vibes and ravishing-meets-warming abstract patterns!) and created these scrapbooking borders and DIY cards! Borders Borders by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create these borders you will need: Happy Garden Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionPositive Vibes Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionRadiant Reds Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionCoordinating Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Mirrored Scallops Chain 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) Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 1-3/4"" x 12"" for the base of the border. Cut a piece of designer paper to measure 1-5/8"" x 12"" and add to the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of designer paper into eight pieces that measure 1-1/2"" x 1-1/2"" and eight pieces that measure 1"" x 1"". Fold each piece as shown. Add the smaller piece in the middle of a larger piece as shown. Step 3: Draw a pencil line horizontally on the middle of the border base. Add the square pieces along this pencil line. Step 4: Use the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch two borders from a piece of designer paper and two borders from a piece of cardstock. Adhere the cardstock scallops borders underneath the designer scallops borders. Adhere the border pieces underneath the top and bottom edges of the base as shown. Cards Cards by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create these cards you will need: Happy Garden Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionPositive Vibes Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionRadiant Reds Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionCoordinating Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Must Have Laser Title Embellishments - Pack 4 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Diamond Arches 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 Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 5-1/2"" x 8-1/2"" and fold it in half to make a card base. Step 2: Cut a piece of designer paper to measure 4-1/8"" x 5-3/8"" and add to the card base. Cut another piece of designer paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"" and add to the card. Step 3: Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 3-1/2"" x 4-1/2"". Mark the midway point on the 3-1/2"" side. Cut from the midway point to corners to make a tree base as shown. Step 4: Tear pieces of designer paper into small pieces. Adhere the pieces to the tree base. Trim the excess along the cardstock base. Add the tree piece to the card using Foam Squares for added dimension. Add bling of your choice (stickers, embellishments, etc.) to the top of the tree. Step 5: Punch a border with the Diamond Arches Border Punch. Cut the border to measure 1"" x 4"" and add near the bottom of the card. Cut a piece of designer paper to measure 1/8"" x 4"" and add to the border. Add a Must Have Laser Title Embellishment to the card. What are your thoughts on these dazzling scrapbook border ideas and DIY cards from Sachiyo? And which of these paper packs will you be getting? And again, for more info on this Last Chance Promo, click here: US | CA | AU "," Take a walk on the worldwide wild side. How so? Well, by earning up to 3 exclusive paper packs — featuring one-of-a-kind (and totally stunning!) designs created by 3 guests artists from Australia, Lithuania and Argentina — FREE with qualifying orders of Last Chance products. Talk about global greatness! For more details, visit: US | CA | AU Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu tapped into th","Border Ideas, Border Maker, Border Punches, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Christmas Cards, Laser Cut Embellishments, Promotion, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Christmas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Last-Chance-Paper-Pack-Promo-Border-Card-Creative-Memories10.jpg,70140 "This Forest Scrapbook Layout Will Root Your Tree-mendous Memories","Krislyn Mattei","2021-12-06 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/06/this-forest-scrapbook-layout-will-root-your-tree-mendous-memories/," May the forest be with you, for we’re going deep in the woods — literally! Deep in the Woods is the exact name of the newest collection to launch, which was inspired by hikes, bird watching with binoculars, camping in the great outdoors and the serenity of being in natural surroundings. Lead a happy trail to your outdoorsy memories with this forest scrapbook layout today — it’s pretty tree-mendous! To create this layout 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 Papers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Laser Cut Mats 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)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) Check out the whole Deep in the Woods collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/mS3dgA5B0go Step 1: Use two pieces of birch bark designer paper for the bases of this two-page layout. Step 2: Cut two 12"" x 1"" strips of leaves texture paper and adhere across the tops of both pages. Cut a pine needles and pine cones laser-cut border in half lengthwise and adhere just beneath the previous strips. Cut two 12"" x 5/8"" strips of leaves texture paper and adhere across the bottoms of both pages. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut the laser-cut paper into two pieces as shown. Crop photos to fit the laser-cut paper openings and adhere all to the layout as shown. Step 4: Crop two photos to 5"" x 3-1/2"" and one photo to 3-1/2"" x 5"". Cut three 5-3/8"" x 3-7/8"" mats from dark woodgrain designer paper. Mount the photos on the mats and adhere to the layout as shown. Step 5: Add stickers and journal as desired. Wood you like to make this forest scrapbook layout? And what photos are a natural fit for this project? Share your thoughts in the comments below! "," May the forest be with you, for we’re going deep in the woods — literally! Deep in the Woods is the exact name of the newest collection to launch, which was inspired by hikes, bird watching with binoculars, camping in the great outdoors and the serenity of being in natural surroundings. Lead a happy trail to your outdoorsy memories with this forest scrapbook layout today — it’s pretty tree-mendous! To","Deep in the Woods Collection, Double Page Layouts, Hiking, Laser Cut Embellishments, Laser Cut Paper, Laser Mats, outdoors, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/DeepintheWoods_Collection2_1920x1080.jpg,70082 "Easy Breezy: Coastal Fast2Fab™ Predesigned Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-11-30 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/30/easy-breezy-coastal-fast2fab-predesigned-scrapbook-layout/," We all lead busy lives with our career, side gigs and household tasks, kids and grandkids, extracurricular activities and more. But don’t let your scrapbooking fall to the wayside — it is possible to create a stunning, complete album on your busy schedule! Save time without sacrificing quality with Fast2Fab™ pages! It’s so easy — place your photos on the predesigned pages (some featuring decorative mats, too), add embellishments and stickers for extra personality and pizzazz, write down your captions and voilà, you’re done! Really, you’re done — efficient and beautiful done in a flash. Take a look at this coastal Fast2Fab™ predesigned scrapbook layout that is oh-so easy breezy to put together! To create this Fast2Fab™ layout, you will need: Seaside Fast2Fab™ Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Fast2Fab™ Refill Pages or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Layered Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out all the pages in the Seaside Fast2Fab™Album in the video below! https://youtu.be/PGD1NgKQNes Step 1: Use the Seaside Fast2Fab™ pages shown below (or whatever you choose) as the base for this spread. Step 2: Adhere photos to the spread as desired. Photo sizes pictured in layout above are (3) 6"" x 4"", (2) 4"" x 6"" and (2) 4"" x 4"". Step 3: Add layered embellishments to the layout. Step 4: Journal with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Take a look at all of the 12x12 Fast2Fab™ Predesigned Albums here or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Have you ever used Fast2Fab™ pages before? What do you like most about the predesigned pages? Will you be making this predesigned scrapbook layout to quickly create lasting memories for years to come? Answer in the comments below! "," We all lead busy lives with our career, side gigs and household tasks, kids and grandkids, extracurricular activities and more. But don’t let your scrapbooking fall to the wayside — it is possible to create a stunning, complete album on your busy schedule! Save time without sacrificing quality with Fast2Fab™ pages! It’s so easy — place your photos on the predesigned pages (some featuring decorative mats, too), add e","Fast2Fab, Predesigned Scrapbook Albums, Project Ideas, Scrapbooking, Seaside Collection","Fast2Fab,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Themed Albums",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/seaside_f2f_1920x1080.jpg,64541 "Sketch Round-Up Nov. 15-28","Creative Memories","2021-11-28 11:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/28/sketch-round-up-nov-15-28/," The hustle and bustle of the festive season has truly hit! From Friendsgivings to office parties, Hanukkah, as well as the upcoming Boxing Day and Christmas events with family, it’s definitely a busy time of year. But even with all those outings and plans, the joy of sitting down to make a layout with the grandkids or gifting a handmade card to a next-door acquaintance makes the season more special. Tap into your crafty trimmings and trappings by making these project ideas — here we go with another Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Winter never looked so good! Click here to find out how to make this dazzling card. Sketch #2 You know what's snow much fun to make? This scrapbooking border! Follow along with this blog post to find out how to put it together. Sketch #3 This sketch is part of our #2021BlackFridayBONUS Challenge — have you submitted your creations yet? Be sure sure you do, for you have until Dec. 9 (AU: 10 Dec.) for the opportunity to win a prize! Check out this blog post to find out more... and how to make the Christmas cutie of a layout! Sketch #4 Sketch #4 sure is merry and bright, just like its title says! Head over to this blog post to learn how to craft it! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then you should join us for the next Virtual Crop happening Dec. 10-11 (AU 11-12 Dec.)! And, make sure to continue to share the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with friends, family and fellow scrappers — the more, the merrier! "," The hustle and bustle of the festive season has truly hit! From Friendsgivings to office parties, Hanukkah, as well as the upcoming Boxing Day and Christmas events with family, it’s definitely a busy time of year. But even with all those outings and plans, the joy of sitting down to make a layout with the grandkids or gifting a handmade card to a next-door acquaintance makes the season more special. Tap into your crafty tri","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up, Snowbound Collection","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up,Winter",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,70020 "Give Thanks Today and Every Day With This Gratitude Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2021-11-24 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/24/give-thanks-today-and-every-day-with-this-gratitude-scrapbook-layout/," In the wise words of Roman orator, scholar and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” The ancients knew about gratitude. Our parents and parent figures taught us about gratitude — it’s one of the first big life lessons we learn… to be grateful for who and what we have in life. To appreciate the big things, like a job promotion or a roof over our heads, and the small things, like having a good hair day or the sound of the pouring rain. Gratitude means counting your blessings, and better yet, research has shown that an attitude of gratitude can enhance positive moods and emotions, build stronger relationships, decrease stress and improve overall health and wellbeing. While many of us express a lot of gratitude this time of year, especially since November is National Gratitude Month, it’s important to make it a year-round habit. And when you want to give a shout-out to what you're thankful for, then the I Am Grateful Project Recipe™ Kit is your feel-good answer. Check out this gratitude scrapbook layout from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and think of what life wins, people and experiences you would highlight! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: I Am Grateful Project Recipe ™ Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Goldenrod, Navy & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with the 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 Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out what is included in the I Am Grateful Project Recipe ™ Kit in the video below! https://youtu.be/Rsstmf4zv1U Step 1: Cut the grid boxes paper in half and add each piece to White Solid Cardstocks as shown. Trim the top and bottom by 1/8”. Trim the side where you added a piece of the designer paper by 1/4”. Add to Navy Solid Cardstock. Step 2: Trace shapes from the Recipe Template onto White Solid Cardstock, overlapping with the patterned paper as shown. Use the closest matching Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red, Green and Blue Blades to cut various papers into different sized circles. Add circles to the page. Step 3: Cut four mats from Goldenrod Solid Cardstock to measure 4-1/2” x 4-1/2”. Cut four mats from Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 4-1/4” x 4-1/4”. Add a navy mat onto goldenrod mat. Add mats to the page over the grid boxes. Step 4: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What are you most grateful and thankful for this year? What people, items, experiences, etc., would you showcase atop this gratitude scrapbook layout? Share your thoughts and insights down below! (We're sure appreciative of you!) "," In the wise words of Roman orator, scholar and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” The ancients knew about gratitude. Our parents and parent figures taught us about gratitude — it’s one of the first big life lessons we learn… to be grateful for who and what we have in life. To appreciate the big things, like a job promotion or a roo","Custom Cutting System, Double Page Layouts, Grateful, I Am Grateful Project Recipe Kit, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout, Thanksgiving","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/I-Am-Grateful-Project-Recipe-Kit-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,70001 "Weather New Wonders With This Snowflake Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2021-11-22 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/22/weather-new-wonders-with-this-snowflake-scrapbook-layout/," To put it simply, snowflakes are hexagonal crystal structures of ice. But to expand on that… they’re snow much fun to make frosty memories with — sweeping your arms and legs on the ground to make snow angels, rolling into cool orbs to have snowball fights with friends, skiing down a slick slope and much more. And to celebrate this wonder, use the Starflake Recipe Template, like blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu did! (Psst, that recipe template is also great for projects based around graduation, special occasions or awards, anniversaries and more!) But, check out Sachiyo’s snowflake scrapbook layout see how your wintertime experiences and Polar-oids can shine! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Snowbound Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Shimmer, Dark Sea Green, Light Blue, Navy, Starry Night Shimmer & White Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Starflake Recipe Template or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Chalking Pen — Out of stockAll-Purpose Scissors 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 White Shimmer Solid Cardstock to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Step 2: Use a White Chalking Pen and the Starflake Recipe Template, trace the small star onto Navy Solid Cardstock, the medium star onto Starry Night Shimmer Solid Cardstock and the large star onto Black Shimmer Solid Cardstock. For the large star, rotate the Recipe Template as you go so that you can draw three pointy corners. Cut along the drawn out pen lines. Step 3: Add the three star shapes to the white shimmer base. Trim the excess and add to a piece of Dark Sea Green Solid Cardstock. Step 4: Cut three circles using the inside edge of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade from dainty snowflakes paper. Add to the middle of the stars. Step 5: Using the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with navy and dark teal forest paper and two borders with Light Blue Solid Cardstock. Mount the forest border on top of light blue border, offsetting slightly. Step 6: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you think of this snowflake scrapbook layout? What sorts of projects would you come up with using the Starflake Recipe Template? Share your thoughts, ideas and projects in the comments section — you never know who you may inspire! "," To put it simply, snowflakes are hexagonal crystal structures of ice. But to expand on that… they’re snow much fun to make frosty memories with — sweeping your arms and legs on the ground to make snow angels, rolling into cool orbs to have snowball fights with friends, skiing down a slick slope and much more. And to celebrate this wonder, use the Starflake Recipe Template, like blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu did! (Psst","Page Layout, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Tools, Snow, Snowbound Collection, Technique, White Chalking Pen, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates,Tools & Techniques,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Snowbound-Winter-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,69802 "Bring On the #2021BlackFridayBONUS Challenge & Black Friday Bundles","Creative Memories","2021-11-18 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/18/bring-on-the-2021blackfridaybonus-challenge-black-friday-bundles/," A whisk of Winter Days whimsy + a sweet sprinkling of Candy Cane Lane + an effervescent mixture of Blue & Gold… why, that’s a recipe for an AWESOME batch of Black Friday bundles! For a limited time while supplies last, you can earn up to 3 exclusive bundles FREE with qualifying orders! There is also a Digital Artwork version of this, too! Talk about a Black FriYAY! For more details, visit: US | CA | AU And with these three bundles of holi-dazzling delight, it’s only fitting to give you three sketch challenges — aka, your #2021BlackFridayBONUS challenge! Take on the challenge, which features products from each of the packed parcels in this limited-time promo, in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. Take a Look at the Black Friday Bundles You Can Earn FREE! Winter Days BundleCandy Cane Lane BundleBlue & Gold Bundle #2021BlackFridayBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has THREE sketches with example completed layouts using the Black Friday bundles! How to Participate: Review the three 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 Black Friday 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 Thursday, Dec. 9, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 10 Dec. at 4:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #2021BlackFridayBONUS1, #2021BlackFridayBONUS2 and/or #2021BlackFridayBONUS3 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 Black Friday bundles.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Dec. 16 at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishment 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 Black Friday bundles. 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. 16, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #2021BlackFridayBONUS1 Promo product used: Blue & Gold Bundle | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #2021BlackFridayBONUS2 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! Sketch 3 — #2021BlackFridayBONUS3 Promo product used: Winter Days Bundle | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Remember, you have until Thursday, Dec. 9, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 10 Dec. at 4:59pm AEDT) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2021BlackFridayBONUS1, #2021BlackFridayBONUS2 and/or #2021BlackFridayBONUS3) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2021BlackFridayBONUS1 Layout by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Blue & Gold Bundle — Exclusive in the Black Friday promotionBlue & Gold Foiled Accent Paper PackBlue & Gold Foiled EmbellishmentsBlue & Gold Border StickersDiagonal Plaid Border PunchBronze Shimmer 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)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of powder blue ditsy floral paper for the base of this layout. Step 2: From grid dot paper, cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip. Step 3: From foiled confetti dots, champagne gold foiled leaves and navy foiled roses papers (or any 3 patterned papers), cut 12"" x 3"" strips. Or if you want more strips on your layout like shown in the sketch, cut (6) 12"" x 1-1/2"" strips. Step 4: Adhere all strips to powder blue ditsy floral paper as shown. Step 5: Use the Diagonal Plaid Border Punch to punch borders from the champagne and tan stripes paper, navy stripes paper and Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere pieces as shown. Step 6: Add sticker strips to the top and bottom paper strips.  Step 7: Crop photos to measure 4"" x 3"" and adhere as shown. Step 8: Add embellishments with Foam Squares as shown. Step 9: Journal on the circle lined embellishment. Instructions for #2021BlackFridayBONUS2 Layout by Laurel T. – CM Home Office To create this layout you will need: Candy Cane Lane Bundle — Exclusive in the Black Friday PromotionCandy Cane Lane Paper PackCandy Cane Lane EmbellishmentsTwinkling Lights Border Punch12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the various Christmas trees paper for the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the off-white snow paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to the base. Step 3: To create the tree: Cut a piece of orange holly paper to measure 2"" x 1-1/4"" for the tree trunk. Select five pieces of various green papers and cut triangles with bases that measure: 6-3/4""5-1/2""5""3-3/4""3""Use the Twinkling Lights Border Punch, cut two borders with the ""Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la"" word art and tomato red triangles papers. Add to the top four sections of the tree and trim off any excess.Adhere the triangles stacked on top of each other to the layout as shown. Step 4: Cut three photo mats from the stripes paper that measure (2) 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" and (1) 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"". Add photos to these mats that measure (2) 3-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" and (1) 4"" x 4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 5: Add embellishments as desired, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. (Don't forget to add a star embellishment to the top of the tree!) Instructions for #2021BlackFridayBONUS3 Layout by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Winter Days Bundle — Exclusive in the Black Friday PromotionWinter Days Paper PackWinter Days StickersWinter Days Laser Cut BordersIce Skate PunchWhite Solid Cardstock 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)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: With the inside edge of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from the middle of the cabin blanket paper.  Step 2: Cut icy snowflakes paper to measure 10-1/2"" x 9-1/2"" and adhere to the middle of the cabin blanket paper, covering the hole in the middle. Step 3: With the inside edge of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from the middle of blue wash paper. Adhere the blue wash circle to the wood flooring paper circle (the backside cut-out of the cabin blanket paper from Step 1). Step 4: Adhere the circle piece to the middle of the icy snowflakes paper. Step 5: From wood flooring paper cut a 12"" x 1"" strip. Step 6: From the large snowflakes paper, cut two 12"" x 1/2"" strips. Adhere one of the strips behind the top of the wood flooring paper strip, leaving about 1/4"" showing, and adhere this strip to the top of the layout with Foam Squares as shown. Adhere the second strip to the bottom of the layout with Foam Squares as shown. Step 7: Crop photos to measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" and adhere as shown. Step 8: Add laser-cut borders and stickers as shown, adhering some with Foam Squares. Step 9: Use the Ice Skate Punch to punch two ice skates from White Solid Cardstock. Cut 1/8"" strips for laces. Adhere the pieces with Foam Squares as shown. Step 10: Cut three 3"" x 1/2"" strips from White Solid Cardstock and adhere as shown. Journal with a Brown Dual-Tip Pen. We can't wait to see what you make! And again, if you want more info on the Black Friday Promos, visit: US | CA | AU "," A whisk of Winter Days whimsy + a sweet sprinkling of Candy Cane Lane + an effervescent mixture of Blue & Gold… why, that’s a recipe for an AWESOME batch of Black Friday bundles! For a limited time while supplies last, you can earn up to 3 exclusive bundles FREE with qualifying orders! There is also a Digital Artwork version of this, too! Talk about a Black FriYAY! For more details, visit: US | CA | AU And with ","Black Friday, Christmas, Christmas scrapbook layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Winter, Winter Layout","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/BlackFriday_Promo_1200x630.jpg,69372 "Embrace the Spirit of Peace, Love and Goodwill to All With This Christmas Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-11-15 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/15/embrace-the-spirit-of-peace-love-and-goodwill-to-all-with-this-christmas-scrapbook-layout/," For two millennia, many people from across the globe have been observing “the most wonderful time of the year” with traditions, observances and practices that are both religious and secular and filled with themes of love, goodwill, giving and others. In fact, engagements with your community can bring glad tidings of comfort and joy, like attending church and school programs, listening to glorious choral performances, partaking in charitable donations and volunteering, wrapping gifts and baking goodies for others and more. Blog contributor Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe reflected on a communal Christmas celebration that made her think of her own nostalgic experience, and in turn, made this Christmas scrapbook layout! Karyn’s Inspiration My granddaughter’s performance as an angel in her first-grade Christmas program was my inspiration for this layout. It reminded me that I was also an angel in our Christmas midnight mass procession when I was her age many years ago. To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Holly Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Nativity Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) OR Small hole punchMicro-Tip Scissors 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)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a 1"" hollow frame from the gold ornaments designer paper. Cut navy blue graphic snowflakes designer paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to the frame. Step 2: Use the Nativity Border Punch to punch a border from White Solid Cardstock. With the Micro-Tip Scissors, cut apart a single Nativity scene and a single angel. Repeat with Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. With Foam Squares, adhere the white pieces on top of the bronze shimmer pieces. Step 3: Use the Holly Punch to punch holly pieces from White and Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstocks. Use the large circle cutout from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or small hole punch to punch circles for the middle holly berries. Step 4: From red holly berries designer paper, cut ""ribbons"" that measure 1"" x 2-1/2"", 1"" x 1-3/4"", 6-1/4"" x 1"" and 5-1/2"" x 1"". Step 5: From White Solid Cardstock, cut a ""ribbon"" that measures 6-1/8"" x 7/8"" and adhere to a red ""ribbon."" Step 6: Use the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade to cut a circle from red holly berries designer paper. Adhere sticker to the circle piece. Step 7: Cut two 4-1/8"" x 4-1/8"" photo mats from White Solid Cardstock. Adhere two 4"" x 4"" photos on top. Step 8: Use Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive to adhere the holly pieces in a circular pattern. Layer some pieces as shown. Step 9: Add the Nativity scene and angel pieces, ribbons, stickers and embellishments as shown using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 10: Journal as desired.  What traditions do you have at Christmastime? What memories would you highlight on this Christmas scrapbook layout? Tell us your thoughts and opinions below! "," For two millennia, many people from across the globe have been observing “the most wonderful time of the year” with traditions, observances and practices that are both religious and secular and filled with themes of love, goodwill, giving and others. In fact, engagements with your community can bring glad tidings of comfort and joy, like attending church and school programs, listening to glorious choral performances, part","Christmas, Christmas scrapbook layout, Church, Joy to the World Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Joy-to-the-World-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,69143 "Sketch Round-Up Nov. 1-14","Creative Memories","2021-11-14 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/14/sketch-round-up-nov-1-14/," Every season has a reason… and being crafters, there's always a reason to scrapbook! During summertime, we scrapbook. It’s fun to spring into crafting action in springtime — no rain on our parade. Autumn — the perfect time to fall into new projects. And come the polar vortex months, burrowing in your craft room and letting your creativity heat up (like a steaming cup of coffee, hot toddy or tea!) is consistently heartwarming. Speaking of winter, celebrate this season with these four frosty finds from the blog — it's time for another Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Building snowpeople can be snow much fun... and in building this layout, too! Check out how to put it together by following along in this blog post. Sketch #2 Click here to see how you can wrap up your wintertide wonders upon this fresh and fun layout! Sketch #3 Go bold with the cold with Sketch #3! Simply head over to this blog post and lay the groundwork for greatness! Sketch #4 Brr-illiant borders (and a DIY card) await you — see how you can add the dazzling and dynamic designs by clicking here today! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Well, the November Virtual Crop has been such a blast... and we're already planning the next edition! Plan ahead for the next round happening Dec. 10-11 (AU 11-12 Dec.)! And, make sure to continue to share the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with friends, family, neighbors and more — we'd love to see more people join in on the good times! "," Every season has a reason… and being crafters, there's always a reason to scrapbook! During summertime, we scrapbook. It’s fun to spring into crafting action in springtime — no rain on our parade. Autumn — the perfect time to fall into new projects. And come the polar vortex months, burrowing in your craft room and letting your creativity heat up (like a steaming cup of coffee, hot toddy or tea!) is consistently heart","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up, Snowbound Collection","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up,Winter",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,69721 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2021-11-13 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/13/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-3/," Saturday, Nov. 13: 1pm CT Virtual Connections + Stunning Layouts + Countless Creativity = This November Virtual Crop! Thanks so much for joining in on the fun, but we're not quite done yet — there's still one more sketch challenge to share with you! Hooray! Say hello to 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 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, Nov. 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: Party Time! or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 13: 1pm CT Virtual Connections + Stunning Layouts + Countless Creativity = This November Virtual Crop! Thanks so much for joining in on the fun, but we're not quite done yet — there's still one more sketch challenge to share with you! Hooray! Say hello to Challenge #6. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how pri","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/PartyTime_Layout2_1080x1080.jpg,69665 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2021-11-13 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/13/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-3/," Saturday, Nov. 13: 11am, 1pm CT Who out there would like to win 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack? ✋ Just complete this next sketch challenge by showing off your innovation and imagination, take a pic of it and post it on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page using the hashtag #CMVirtualCrop5Nov2021... and you might just be a lucky prize winner! Here we go 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 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, Nov. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some tips and tricks on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Julie Thomas! https://youtu.be/AUprFfQz06k Created by Julie Thomas – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Joy to the World or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 13: 11am, 1pm CT Who out there would like to win 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack? ✋ Just complete this next sketch challenge by showing off your innovation and imagination, take a pic of it and post it on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page using the hashtag #CMVirtualCrop5Nov2021... and you might just be a lucky prize winner! Here we go with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions,","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Sketch5_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,69655 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2021-11-13 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/13/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-3/," Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT It's always a great day when one can scrapbook, and today will be extra awesome for we have three sketch challenges in store for you. You ready to get started on Day Two of the November Virtual Crop? Well, here we go with Challenge #4! Have fun! 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 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, Nov. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tips and ideas on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Sue McLeod! https://youtu.be/8Arrake5wY0 Created by Sue McLeod – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Snowbound or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)EXPECTED LATE NOVEMBER: Snowflakes Frame Punch Here’s a few more ideas on how to use this sketch with the Snowbound Collection! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT It's always a great day when one can scrapbook, and today will be extra awesome for we have three sketch challenges in store for you. You ready to get started on Day Two of the November Virtual Crop? Well, here we go with Challenge #4! Have fun! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Sketch4_FinalLayout_1080x1080.jpg,69639 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2021-11-12 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/12/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-3/," Friday, Nov. 12: 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We're lined up and ready for Challenge #3, but don’t forget to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow — that's when the second day of the November Virtual Crop will commence! But for now, grab a snack and a beverage and show us what you've got with this sketch challenge! 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 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, Nov. 18, 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: Sparks of Magic or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 12: 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We're lined up and ready for Challenge #3, but don’t forget to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow — that's when the second day of the November Virtual Crop will commence! But for now, grab a snack and a beverage and show us what you've got with this sketch challenge! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/SparksofMagic_Layout4_1080x1080.jpg,69630 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2021-11-12 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/12/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-3/," Friday, Nov. 12: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Can we just say, you all ROCKED Challenge #1. This month's Virtual Crop is going to be a fun one indeed. Up next on the docket is Challenge #2... and it's only fitting that it's a two-page spread! 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 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, Nov. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn creative techniques to create texture and dimension on your layouts with CM Advisor Shannon Finn! https://youtu.be/NaQRxsCCv50 Created by Shannon Finn – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: It's Fall, Y'all or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 12: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Can we just say, you all ROCKED Challenge #1. This month's Virtual Crop is going to be a fun one indeed. Up next on the docket is Challenge #2... and it's only fitting that it's a two-page spread! 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 ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Sketch2_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,69610 "Win Your Choice of 1 Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2021-11-12 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/12/win-your-choice-of-1-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1/," Friday, Nov. 12: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The time is now — the occasion? The November Virtual Crop! Yes, we're here to kick it all off right here, right now with Challenge #1 — have a scrappy time! 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 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, Nov. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some technique tips on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Leslie Theys! https://youtu.be/X5LIWrLBbvw Created by Leslie Theys – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Snowbound or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 12: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The time is now — the occasion? The November Virtual Crop! Yes, we're here to kick it all off right here, right now with Challenge #1 — have a scrappy time! 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 Cr","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474.jpg,69545 "Honoring Those Who Have Served: Veterans Day Scrapbook Ideas","Creative Memories","2021-11-11 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/11/honoring-those-who-have-served-veterans-day-scrapbook-ideas/," For many across the world, the 11th day of the 11th month of the year — Veterans Day, Armistice Day or also referred to as Remembrance Day — is a moment in time to express great gratitude and pay respect to all service members of the armed forces — past and present, in war and peacetime. To all those who secure our freedom and way of life, we thank you. Thank the service members in your life by checking out this round-up of Veterans Day scrapbook ideas. Pay Tribute to Military Heroes With This Veterans Day Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Remember Those Who Served with this Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Show Your Gratitude for the Fallen with these Remembrance Day Scrapbook Layouts Get Instructions! Military Scrapbook Layouts Honoring Brave Son Get Instructions! Salute to Service With This Patriotic Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Show Great Gratitude With This Remembrance Day Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! 7 Steps to Create a Military Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! What are your thoughts on these Veterans Day scrapbook ideas? "," For many across the world, the 11th day of the 11th month of the year — Veterans Day, Armistice Day or also referred to as Remembrance Day — is a moment in time to express great gratitude and pay respect to all service members of the armed forces — past and present, in war and peacetime. To all those who secure our freedom and way of life, we thank you. Thank the service members in your life by checking out this","Military, Page Layout, Patriotic, Project Ideas, Remembrance Day, Scrapbook Layout, USA, veterans day","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/veterans-day-layout.jpeg,69692 "Freeze Your Memories Upon This Snowflake Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-11-10 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/10/freeze-your-memories-upon-this-snowflake-scrapbook-layout/," “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” — AristotleThere’s something so lovely about the first snowfall of winter. Yes, it does mean the start of longer, colder months, but as those fluffy white flakes slowly drift down to blanket the Earth with crystalline patterns, many cannot help but become entranced at the magical meteorology. And after that fresh snow cloaks the landscape, go for an evening walk — your boots make crunching sounds, the air is crisp and the snow is glistening in the moonlight. See? Magic. Today's blog is all about the beauty of snow (before we have to shovel if off the driveway!), so bundle up and take a look at this snowflake scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Snowbound Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Starflake Recipe Template with Multi-Purpose Clips & Photo Labeling Pencil or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors 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)Pencil/Eraser Take a closer look at the Starflake Recipe Template the video below! https://youtu.be/TwxhhpBHR2Q Step 1: Use a pencil to trace papers as shown using the Starflake Recipe Template. Cut the pieces with Micro-Tip Scissors, and adhere to a sheet of the light blue snowflake paper. Step 2: Use the Photo Labeling Pencil to trace photos as shown using the Starflake Recipe Template. Cut the photos with Micro-Tip Scissors and adhere to the layout. Step 3: Journal with a Navy Dual-Tip Pen and add layered embellishments and stickers with Foam Squares as shown. What do you think of the latest Starflake Recipe Template? What sorts of images would you show off? Let us know! "," “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” — AristotleThere’s something so lovely about the first snowfall of winter. Yes, it does mean the start of longer, colder months, but as those fluffy white flakes slowly drift down to blanket the Earth with crystalline patterns, many cannot help but become entranced at the magical meteorology. And after that fresh snow cloaks the landsc","Project Ideas, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout, Snow, Snowbound Collection, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/StarflakeRecipeTemplate_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,69358 "Light Up Your Memories With This Christmas Scrapbook Layout And Candle Craft","Creative Memories","2021-11-09 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/09/light-up-your-memories-with-this-christmas-scrapbook-layout-and-candle-craft/," Candles enhance the atmosphere of a home — from placing nearby a window at Christmastime to Hanukkah and Kwanzaa — and are a glowing glimmer of decoration and celebration. (And they’re honestly just wonderful scents of goodness all year round!) Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was feeling the festive fragrance and made this Christmas scrapbook layout with a candle craft upon it — will you be making it to light up your special moments? Sachiyo’s Inspiration Do you use candles in your everyday life or on a special occasion? I used to collect candles from the places I visited. My most beloved one was from Zimbabwe that has ethnic design and earthy scents. Every time I light a candle, the fragrance and the gentle flame of candle makes me remember the journey. Do you have a special candle that brings back memories of your precious moment? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green, Goldenrod, Navy, Orange Shimmer, Parakeet Shimmer & White Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Holly Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Expected to return in November12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder 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: Use a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock as the base. Step 2: Cut the gold stripes tonal paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Cut the paper at 3-1/2"" length and add to the base. Flip the larger piece and adhere to the base to show gold tonal polka dots design. Step 3: To create the candles, make the following cuts: Cut the navy graphic snowflakes designer paper to measure 5"" x 4""Cut the red holly berries designer paper to measure 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2""Cut the gingham designer paper to measure 3-1/2"" x 5""Cut a piece of White Shimmer Solid Cardstock to measure 4-3/4"" x 3-3/4"", 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"" and 3-1/4"" x 4-3/4"" Step 4: Using the 2-Way Corner Rounder, round two corners of all the pieces. Add white shimmer mats to the candle pieces. Add to the page as shown. Step 5: Cut a piece of Orange Shimmer Solid Cardstock to 1-1/2"" width and Goldenrod Solid Cardstock to 1"". Fold the piece and cut as shown to make it look like flame. Make three sets. Add on the top of each candle. Step 6: Using the Holy Punch, punch nine Parakeet Shimmer Soli Cardstocks and nine Dark Green Solid Carstock pieces. Adhere the dark green pieces to the page. Add the candles laser-cut border, then adhere the parakeet shimmer pieces with Foam Squares. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What are your thoughts on this Christmas scrapbook layout? Will you be making these scrapbooking candle crafts on your next project? Tell us down below! "," Candles enhance the atmosphere of a home — from placing nearby a window at Christmastime to Hanukkah and Kwanzaa — and are a glowing glimmer of decoration and celebration. (And they’re honestly just wonderful scents of goodness all year round!) Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was feeling the festive fragrance and made this Christmas scrapbook layout with a candle craft upon it — will you be making it to light up your ","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Joy to the World Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Technique","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Peace-Joy-Christmas-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories8.jpg,69145 "Frame Frosty Feelings: Winter Mat Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-11-08 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/08/frame-frosty-feelings-winter-mat-scrapbook-layout/," Mats can act as framing elements to your photos and captions — they add new dimension and layers to your pages and bring attention to your stories and memories... … and can actually be used to create an entire layout! Enjoy your frosty moments now and then with this winter mat scrapbook layout and share in the comments section what you love most about the luster of cold-weather months! To create this layout you will need: Snowbound Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Gray 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) Step 1: Use a piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock for the base of the layout. Step 2: Use mats, cutting some in half to create layout. Step 3: Cut two strips to measure 1"" x 6-1/2"" from a large mat, adhering next to the vertical mats/photos. Step 4: Adhere layered embellishments as shown. Step 5: Doodle around edges of cardstock with a Black Dual-Tip Pen and journal as desired. Do you use mats often in your scrapbook layouts? What do you admire most about this winter mat project? Relay your thoughts to us! "," Mats can act as framing elements to your photos and captions — they add new dimension and layers to your pages and bring attention to your stories and memories... … and can actually be used to create an entire layout! Enjoy your frosty moments now and then with this winter mat scrapbook layout and share in the comments section what you love most about the luster of cold-weather months! To create this layout you","Mat Pack, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Snow, Snowbound Collection, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Snowbound_MatsEmbellishments_1920x1080.jpg,69347 "Welcome a Blizzard of Beauty With This Winter Scrapbooking Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-11-05 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/05/welcome-a-blizzard-of-beauty-with-this-winter-scrapbooking-layout/," Strap on your heavy-duty boots, put on those fuzzy gloves and take advantage of Old Man Winter! No matter what’s on your wintertime bucket list — from outdoor workouts like snowshoeing, broomball and cross-country skiing, or more chillaxed activities like visiting ice castles or making snow angels — there’s plenty to enjoy about these cold-weather months. (Pssst, it’s also totally okay to set up shop in from of a roaring fireplace and drink hot chocolate — that counts as a winter activity in our book!) No matter the mood, check out this winter scrapbooking layout and let your memories get wrapped up in wonder! To create this layout you will need: Snowbound Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy & 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)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 birch paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut two strips from the green grid paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere to the top and bottom edges of the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 3"".  Step 4: Cut 24 strips of a various papers to measure 1/2"" x 5"". Adhere to the cardstock at varying heights.  Step 5: After all the strips have been adhered to the cardstock, then use your 12-inch Decorative Trimmer to cut in half. Adhere half to the top and half to the bottom, along the top of the green grid strips on the layout. Step 6: Cut three mats to measure 3-3/4"" x 4-1/4"" from Navy Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the layout. Then, adhere photos: (3) 3-1/2"" x 4"". Step 7: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 8: Journal as desired. What activities (indoors or outdoors) do you like doing during wintertime? What do you like most about this winter scrapbooking layout? Snuggle down and type out your thoughts — we'd love to know what you think! "," Strap on your heavy-duty boots, put on those fuzzy gloves and take advantage of Old Man Winter! No matter what’s on your wintertime bucket list — from outdoor workouts like snowshoeing, broomball and cross-country skiing, or more chillaxed activities like visiting ice castles or making snow angels — there’s plenty to enjoy about these cold-weather months. (Pssst, it’s also totally okay to set up shop in from of a ro","Decorative Trimmer, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Snow, Snowbound Collection, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Snowbound_PapersStickers_1920x1080.jpg,69341 "Have Photos to Print?","Creative Memories","2021-11-04 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/04/have-photos-to-print/," Do you have photos to print? Did you know that you can print your photos through Creative Memories?! And — not only are they high-quality prints, they'll also arrive to your doorstep in the same box with the rest of your scrapbooking supplies! Today we'll look at the awesome features of CM's prints — including a NEW feature that was recently added! It’s time to skip that order for quick prints found at big-box stores and get the professional prints that your memories deserve. Learn About Our Photo Prints We preserve your photos on high-quality matte Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper in our very own professional CM wet lab. You can order right on our website via computer or mobile device! Your Photos Come Labeled  We print your project name plus the photo date on the back of your photo! You'll be able to read this info in legible, black ink. (All details are sourced from the metadata of your photo.) Note: Metadata will be needed for your photos to be labeled. See more information on metadata here. NEW Fit to Frame Feature Fit to Frame is a NEW feature you can use in edit mode for your Photo Prints! When you take a photo with your camera, it has an aspect ratio of 3:2, which creates a 4x6 photo. However, when you take a photo on your phone, you will notice that when you print a 4x6 photo, your image is cropped. Phones take photos with a 4:3 aspect ratio, which means it is not an exact 4x6 photo. Thus, when you print a photo you took on your phone will have some cropping. Fit to Frame will add white bars to show your entire photo, and you can trim the white bars before adding the photo to your album. The Fit to Frame feature can be applied on any individual photos of your choosing! Left: Original image cropped; Right: Fit to Frame image with white bars to show the whole photo Watch the video below (starting at 1:33) to see how Fit to Frame is applied or watch the entire video for a full introduction to Photo Prints! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/21hg3j5roa Note: If you have labeled your photo project with metadata (project name and date), the date will not appear on the photos that have Fit to Frame applied. At this time you cannot apply the Fit to Frame option to all photos at once, it can only be applied to one photo at a time. Simple Upload to Print  We offer the simplest and most straightforward photo ordering so you can get your prints ordered quickly. You can order right on our website via computer or mobile device! View step-by-step ordering instructions for desktop and mobile here. Your Photo Prints Will Ship With Other Products If you order Photo Prints with other products, all items will ship together in the same box! It’s the complete package, including our trusted quality promise! Prints take an extra 3-5 business days of processing time, so you'll want to keep that timing in mind when you select your shipping option at checkout. Pricing for Photo Prints Pricing is based on the quantity of Photo Prints per project. To get the best price, you'll want to add a minimum of 50 Photo Prints to your project.   1-49 prints: US $0.27 | CA $0.35 | AU $0.5050+ prints: US $0.25 | CA $0.32 | AU $0.47 And — multiple projects can be created and ordered at the same time to help with the organization of your photos.   So there you have it! As scrapbookers, we know how important it is to get our memories out from behind the screen and printed to put into beautiful albums for our friends and loved ones to enjoy. And since you'll already be ordering CM's photo-safe products to create your albums, why not include the photos themselves at the same time?! If you'd like to learn more about Photo Prints, you can check out our handy FAQs here. And if you'd like tips and tricks for snapping photos, taking photos on your cell phone and camera, photo organization, video (perfect for this virtual time we’re living in!), as well as a fun Day-in-the-Life project, check out this all-inclusive blog post! So we're curious — have YOU tried printing photos through CM? If not, do you think you'll try it with an upcoming order? "," Do you have photos to print? Did you know that you can print your photos through Creative Memories?! And — not only are they high-quality prints, they'll also arrive to your doorstep in the same box with the rest of your scrapbooking supplies! Today we'll look at the awesome features of CM's prints — including a NEW feature that was recently added! It’s time to skip that order for quick prints found at big-box store","Creative Memories, Photo Printing, Photo Tips, Photography, photos","All About CM,Photography,Photography Tips,Product Tips and Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Creative-Memories-Photo-Prints-3-1.jpg,69147 "Snow Much Fun: Scallop Borders for Winter Scrapbook Projects","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-11-03 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/03/snow-much-fun-scallop-borders-for-winter-scrapbook-projects/," More elegant that a wave and more entrancing than a simple geometric pattern, the repeated series of arcs and curvaceous shapes of scallops make it a subtle yet also bold design impression. And if you want to double down on this dynamic detail, then the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge is your aesthetic answer. Make these brr-illiant winter scrapbook projects, featuring scallop borders, that are snow much fun to make. (The scalloped designs almost mimic snowball shapes or mounds of skiable snow, too!) To create these borders and card, you will need: Snowbound Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge 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) Check out the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/8kn6HidySSc Bring on the Cold Border Step 1: Cut white dainty snowflakes paper to 2"" x 12"". Step 2: Use Original Border Maker System with the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch two borders from Dark Green Solid Cardstock and two borders from green winter berries paper. Step 3: Adhere the green winter berries borders to the top and bottom on the white dainty snowflakes strip so that the paper shows through the openings in the border pieces. Step 4: Adhere the cardstock border pieces underneath the top and bottom edges of the border as shown. Step 5: From the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Use the Blue Blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from the white dainty snowflakes paper. Layer and adhere the pieces to the middle of the border. Step 6: Add embellishments and stickers as shown. Wonder Winter Card Step 1: Cut white dainty snowflakes paper to 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" and adhere to a blank card base. Step 2: Use Original Border Maker System with the Mirrored Scallops Border Maker Cartridge to punch five borders from a variety of papers Adhere the borders to the card on a diagonal. Trim off the overhang with All-Purpose Scissors.  Step 3: From the outside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from white dainty snowflakes paper. Use the Green Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle from the frosted tiles paper. Layer and adhere the pieces. Adhere the circle to the card as shown. Use All-Purpose Scissors to cut off the overhang.  Step 4: Add embellishments as shown. Brrr Border Step 1: Cut the stripes paper to 2-1/2"" x 12"" and birch paper to 1-1/2"" x 12"". Step 2: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch three borders from royal blue dancing snowflakes paper. Adhere borders to both sides of the birch paper strip and one border to the middle of the strip. Adhere the piece to the middle of the striped strip. Step 3: Add a sticker strip to the middle of the border. Step 4: From the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from the birch paper. Use the Blue Blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from the royal blue dancing snowflakes paper. Layer and adhere the pieces to the border as shown. Step 5: Add embellishment and stickers as shown. Which of these winter scrapbook projects has you most s-mitten? Do you like the design aesthetic of the scallop borders? Share your thoughts in the comments section! "," More elegant that a wave and more entrancing than a simple geometric pattern, the repeated series of arcs and curvaceous shapes of scallops make it a subtle yet also bold design impression. And if you want to double down on this dynamic detail, then the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge is your aesthetic answer. Make these brr-illiant winter scrapbook projects, featuring scallop borders, that are snow much fun to","Border Ideas, Border Maker, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Snowbound Collection, Winter, Winter Wonderland","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/MirroredScallopsChainBMC_1920x1080.jpg,69361 "Get On Board With The Latest Chalk Pen for Scrapbooking Projects","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-11-02 15:36:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/02/get-on-board-with-the-latest-chalk-pen-for-scrapbooking-projects/," Although many classrooms nowadays have glossy whiteboards or boards with interactive smart technology, there’s something about chalkboards and blackboards that evoke a classic, old-school aesthetic. And nowadays, chalk lettering is becoming quite the trend, from chic cafes to farmers’ market to your friend’s modern farmhouse kitchen to write down grocery lists and other reminders. Well, it’s time to chalk up your writing game — literally — with CM’s White Chalking Pen! If you have ever wanted to write or draw on a dark piece of paper or cardstock, you can! It mimics the appearance of written chalk (without any of the chalk dust haze lingering in the room!) and it’s photo-safe, too! Grab a blank paper slate and start doodling and drawing today with these scrapbooking projects that feature this brand-new chalk pen. To create this layout and card, you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Chalking Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Holly Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Expected to return in NovemberAll-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)PencilRuler Check out the White Chalking Pen in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/AulcvDhaGF8 Merry and Bright Layout Step 1: Cut a piece of Black Solid Cardstock to measure 10"" x 10"". Step 2: Cut the gingham designer paper into four strips that measure 3/4"" x 11-1/4"". Adhere the four pieces on the outside edge of the cardstock piece as shown to make a frame. Step 3: Use a pencil and ruler to find the top-middle of the cardstock and draw lines to write on. Use the White Chalking Pen to add a title and decorative elements. Lightly erase pencil lines. See ""Helpful Hints"" below. Helpful Hints: To align your title, start in the middle of your top line on the cardstock and add the middle letter of your title first.  Then add adjacent letters working forward and backward. Use both the fine and round tips of the White Chalking Pencil to add width and details to your title letters. Search the internet for examples of “Christmas Chalk Art” to copy. Practice first.  Step 4: From the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade, cut four circles from red holly berries designer paper. Use Foam Squares to adhere the circles to the four corners of the gingham pieces. Step 5: Adhere the piece onto a sheet of holly berries and leaves designer paper. Step 6: Crop two photos to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and cut two mats from red holly berries paper to measure 4"" x 4"". Adhere photos to the mats. Then adhere to the matted photos to the layout as shown. Step 7: From the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade, cut a photo. Use the Green Blade to cut a mat from red holly berries paper. Adhere the photo to the mat. Then adhere the matted photo to the layout with Foam Squares. Step 8: Use White Chalking Pen to add a date or to journal with if desired. Step 9:Add a poinsettia embellishment with Foam Squares. Add gemstones. Step 10: From White Solid Cardstock, use the Holly Punch to punch two holly cutouts. Cut the pieces apart with All-Purpose Scissors and add to the layout as shown. Joyful Card Step 1: Cut the Christmas florals designer paper to measure 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" and adhere to the card base. Step 2: Cut a piece of Black Solid Cardstock to measure 5"" x 3-3/4"" and adhere to the middle of the card. Step 3: Add a title and drawings/details with the White Chalking Pen. Step 4: Add a poinsettia embellishment with Foam Squares for added dimension. What are your thoughts on the latest chalk pen? Are you on board with the chalk-like appearance it leaves behind? Tell us your thoughts and opinions down below — let's chalk about it! "," Although many classrooms nowadays have glossy whiteboards or boards with interactive smart technology, there’s something about chalkboards and blackboards that evoke a classic, old-school aesthetic. And nowadays, chalk lettering is becoming quite the trend, from chic cafes to farmers’ market to your friend’s modern farmhouse kitchen to write down grocery lists and other reminders. Well, it’s time to chalk up your writ","Card Making, Cards, Christmas, Christmas Cards, Christmas Projects, Joy to the World Collection, Project Ideas, Technique, White Chalking Pen","Card Ideas,Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/WhiteChalkingPen_1920x1080.jpg,69374 "Create Flurries of Fun With This Winter Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-11-01 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/01/create-flurries-of-fun-with-this-winter-scrapbook-layout/," The temps may be dropping at Home Office, but the latest cold-weather collection is sure to warm your hearts! Say hello to the Snowbound collection! Inspired by the throwing snowballs, snow days, rainy days cuddled under a warm blanket and all sorts of frosty fun, these winter- and overcast-themed supplies will help you put together a blizzard of beautiful projects. And when the air gets chilly and the powdery white precipitation turns your world into a winter wonderland, making snowmen and snowwomen is an absolute must! Check out this winter scrapbook layout that would make Frosty blush with joy at your creating abilities! To create this layout you will need: Snowbound Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black, Orange Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle & Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set 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)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Snowbound collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/mSQvghNkNmc Step 1: Use the royal blue dancing snowflakes paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut the piece of birch paper to measure 12"" x 9"". Adhere to the middle of the layout. Step 3: Use a 3"" piece of the birch paper that you cut off from the previous step, tear it in half length-wise. Adhere to the lower edge of the birch paper, creating “snowdrifts.” Step 4: Layer a large and small variety mat on the right side of the layout. Step 5: Cut three mats from the green grid paper to measure: (1) 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4""(1) 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4""(1) 3-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" Photo sizes will be: (1) 4"" x 4""(1) 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2""(1) 3"" x 3-1/2"" Step 6: Adhere the matted photos to the layout as shown. Step 7: Create the Snowperson: Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade, cut from White Solid Cardstock for the head.Using the outside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with the Red Blade, cut from White Solid Cardstock for the body.Hat: Black Solid Cardstock to measure 2"" x 1/4"" and 1-1/2"" x 3/4"". Arms: Black Solid Cardstock to measure 1-1/2"" x 1/4"". Punch Black Solid Cardstock using the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set — hearts for the hands/gloves and small circles for the eyes. Using the large circles from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch with green grid paper for the buttonsUsing the Border Maker System with Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from chunky knit paper. Cut into smaller lengths to create the “scarf”.Use a scissors to hand cut a carrot nose from Orange Shimmer Solid Cardstock.Use Navy Dual-Tip Pen to doodle along the outer edge of the snowperson.Tuck the snowperson into the “snowdrifts.” Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 9: Journal as desired. What are your first impressions of the Snowbound collection? Do you like snow and colder weather? Relay your input on this winter scrapbook layout in the comments down below! "," The temps may be dropping at Home Office, but the latest cold-weather collection is sure to warm your hearts! Say hello to the Snowbound collection! Inspired by the throwing snowballs, snow days, rainy days cuddled under a warm blanket and all sorts of frosty fun, these winter- and overcast-themed supplies will help you put together a blizzard of beautiful projects. And when the air gets chilly and the powdery white precipita","Custom Cutting System, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Snow, Snowbound Collection, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Snowbound_Collection_1920x1080.jpg,69312 "Sketch Round-Up Oct. 18-31","Creative Memories","2021-10-31 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/31/sketch-round-up-oct-18-31/," Time flies by when you're having fun... and the month of October sure whizzed by at lightning speed with all the FUN that was had — cool collections, packed promos, community connections, Croptoberfest events, virtual get-togethers and more! Well, if you have a spare moment to relax and let your creativity unwind and ascend to awesome, artsy adventures, then take a look at these four ideas down below — welcome to another edition of the Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Santa Paws is coming to town on this stunner! Make this tail-wagging layout today by following this blog post. Sketch #2 This sketch was part of our #OctoberBONUS Challenge — did you partake in it and submit your creations yet? Well, make sure you do, for you have until Nov. 7 (AU 8 Nov.) for the opportunity to win a prize! Click here to get all the details and how to make this bedazzling beauty! Sketch #3 No need to ask Santa for a shaker card this year — you can make one yourself! It's true! Head over to this easy-to-follow post to see how to put it together in a snap. Sketch #4 Check out this blog post to make this Nativity border (and a few other wondrous creations!) for the upcoming season ahead! It's never too early to prep! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then clear your schedule for Nov. 12-13 (AU 13-14 Nov.), for that's when the next Virtual Crop will commence! We'll feature six sketch challenges for you to show off your creativity... and have the opportunity to win some pretty neat prizes. Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group if you haven’t already — and share with a few friends and family members while you're at it! "," Time flies by when you're having fun... and the month of October sure whizzed by at lightning speed with all the FUN that was had — cool collections, packed promos, community connections, Croptoberfest events, virtual get-togethers and more! Well, if you have a spare moment to relax and let your creativity unwind and ascend to awesome, artsy adventures, then take a look at these four ideas down below — welcome to ano","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,69238 "Witch-ing You a Ghoulishly Good Time With These Halloween Scrapbook Ideas","Creative Memories","2021-10-29 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/29/witch-ing-you-a-ghoulishly-good-time-with-these-halloween-scrapbook-ideas/," The spine-tingling time is nearly here — upon the moonlit horizon is Halloween! And since All Hallows' Eve falls on a Sunday this year, we want to celebrate all weekend long (or shall we say, Halloweekend!) with some eerie-sistible scrapbooking treats. In fact, with the bounty of activities going on this time of year, from carving spooky pumpkins to binge-watching horror flicks and dressing up to the nines in fun or frightful costumes, you’re going to need all weekend to preserve these magical moments! So unwrap some mini candies and chocolates and enjoy these wicked-awesome Halloween scrapbook ideas. Happy haunting! 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! Here's something delightfully spooktacular — for a limited time, you can purchase three throwback Halloween digital artwork kits brought back to life for a few days only!  The Digital Wicked Cute, Pumpkin Spice and Toil & Trouble Kits will be perfect for showcasing your bootiful photos, but act fast — they'll be disappearing on Halloween night at midnight CT. CA | AU Scariest Things for Scrapbookers Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Read Part 3 And if you're craving even more ideas, then trick or treat yo'self with the Halloween category on our blog! How are you spending the weekend and Halloween this year? Which of these Halloween scrapbook idea has you howling? Let us know in the comments below! Happy Halloween, ghouls and goblins! "," The spine-tingling time is nearly here — upon the moonlit horizon is Halloween! And since All Hallows' Eve falls on a Sunday this year, we want to celebrate all weekend long (or shall we say, Halloweekend!) with some eerie-sistible scrapbooking treats. In fact, with the bounty of activities going on this time of year, from carving spooky pumpkins to binge-watching horror flicks and dressing up to the nines in fun or frightf","Border Ideas, Card Making, Cards, Carving Memories Theme Pack, DIY, Full Moon Fun Collection, Halloween, 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/2021/10/Halloween_2021_1080x1080.jpg,69214 "All Is Calm And All Is Bright With These Nativity Crafts: Christmas Scrapbook Borders And Card","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-27 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/27/all-is-calm-and-all-is-bright-with-these-nativity-crafts-christmas-scrapbook-borders-and-card/," From family to family, there can be so many Christmas traditions. Decorating the tree. Baking cookies with grandma. Driving around to see the twinkling lights. Listening to classic yuletide songs. Wrapping and opening gifts. Sending out cards. Attending a Christmas mass. Whatever it is that you and your family does, there’s so much to enjoy about this most joyous time of year. And if you have some very special Christmas memories to highlight this year, check out these Nativity crafts — two Christmas scrapbook borders and a DIY card — and make a stable foundation for your season! To create these borders and card, you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Nativity Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — EXPECTED TO RETURN NOVEMBERCustom 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)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Looking to restock your ingredients? It's your last chance to earn exclusive Bedazzled paper packs — 4 unique packs available — FREE with qualifying orders! View details: US | CA | AU Check out the Nativity Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/kmeBOqS6mCY Joy to the World Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of gold stripes tonal paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of teal dots designer paper and mount near the top of the base. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of Christmas florals designer paper and mount near the bottom of the base. Step 3: Using the Nativity Border Punch, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock. Trim and mount on the teal dots strip as shown Adhere a navy wavy border sticker over the seam. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with navy graphic snowflakes designer paper. Adhere behind one of the Nativity scenes as shown. Step 5: Add stickers, popping the title up with Foam Squares. Christmas Worship Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip of red stripes tonal paper for the base. Cut an 11-3/8"" x 2-5/8"" strip of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock and mount on the base. Step 2: Punch a border using the Nativity Border Punch with navy graphic snowflakes designer paper. Trim to 2-1/4"" and trim off 3/4"" from the right side of the border. Step 3: Cut an 11-1/4"" x 2-1/2"" strip of gold ornaments designer paper. Lay the Nativity border on red holly berries designer paper and trace the space between stables, about 7/8"" on top and 1-5/8"". Cut out and use as a pattern to cut two more red shapes and three teal dots shapes. Adhere to the border along with the Nativity border. Trim edges off. Adhere onto the base. Step 4: Add a music notes border sticker, trimming to fit. Add a star and church embellishments with Foam Squares. Noël 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 red holly berries designer paper and adhere on the front of the card. Cut a 3-3/4"" x 3-1/2"" piece of holly berries and leaves designer paper and adhere on the card. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1"" piece of White Solid Cardstock using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer. Cut into 3-3/4"" sections and layer on the card for the ""snow."" Step 4: Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with teal dots designer paper. Using the Green Blade, cut a circle with red holly berries designer paper. Using the Blue Blade, cut a circle with Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Layer and adhere to the card, tucking them into the white layers. Step 5: Punch a single Nativity scene using the Nativity Border Punch with White Solid Cardstock. Trim out and adhere inside the bronze shimmer circle. Step 6: Add gems and the ""Noël"" sticker with Foam Squares. Are you feeling tidings of comfort and joy with these Nativity crafts? Will you be making these Christmas scrapbook borders and card for the upcoming season? Share, share, share down below! "," From family to family, there can be so many Christmas traditions. Decorating the tree. Baking cookies with grandma. Driving around to see the twinkling lights. Listening to classic yuletide songs. Wrapping and opening gifts. Sending out cards. Attending a Christmas mass. Whatever it is that you and your family does, there’s so much to enjoy about this most joyous time of year. And if you have some very special Christmas mem","Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Christian, Christmas, Christmas Cards, Christmas Projects, Joy to the World Collection, Religious, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Scrapbooking Tools, Technique","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Christmas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/NativityBorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,68474 "Fir Real, This Christmas Scrapbook Layout Is Tree-mendous","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-25 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/25/fir-real-this-christmas-scrapbook-layout-is-tree-mendous/," Before you adorn it with ornaments and strands of lights, rock around it or open presents under it, you’ve got to find it! Your Christmas tree, that is! Fresh or artificial, trees are an iconic symbol and decoration at Christmastime. But if you do go the fresh route, before you take your perfectly pruned timber with its unmistakable spicy scent home, stick around to take part in the many complementary activities that tree farms have to offer — visiting Santa, sipping hot cocoa or cider, seeing live reindeer and so much more. The tree-choosing process is just the tip of the iceberg (or fir!) for family fun, so tromp out to merriment and memories with this Christmas scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Solid Cardstock - Any shade 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)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 a piece of gingham designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut fifteen 3/4"" x 12"" strips of various designer and tonal papers. Adhere them side by side on a piece of cardstock (any hue). Trim to about 11-1/8"" x 11-1/8"" (Save the leftover strip of 15 papers for Step 3.) Round the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder and adhere to the base at an angle. Step 3: Place a trees laser-cut border on the leftover strips from Step 2, making sure to rotate the strip so the colors will be in a different order than the larger piece (see photo). Using Micro-Tip Scissors, fussy-cut around the trees so just the shades of various papers show. Cut a 1"" x 11-1/8"" strip of plaid designer paper. Mount the trees piece on top and adhere to the layout as shown. Step 4: Cut a 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" piece of navy blue graphic snowflakes paper for a 6"" x 4"" photo. Cut two 4-1/4"" x 5-1/4"" pieces of gold ornaments paper for two 4"" x 5"" photos. Mount all on the layout. Step 5: Using the outside track of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from plaid designer paper. Mount on the layout as shown. Step 6: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. Do you take annual visits to the tree farm and cut down your own Christmas tree? What do you like most about this Christmas scrapbook layout? Tell us your thoughts in the comments down below — we'd love to hear from you! "," Before you adorn it with ornaments and strands of lights, rock around it or open presents under it, you’ve got to find it! Your Christmas tree, that is! Fresh or artificial, trees are an iconic symbol and decoration at Christmastime. But if you do go the fresh route, before you take your perfectly pruned timber with its unmistakable spicy scent home, stick around to take part in the many complementary activities that tree f","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Holiday Projects, Joy to the World Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Winter, Winter Layout","Christmas,New Products,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/JoytotheWorld_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,68405 "Gather ’Round the Merriment: Christmas Scrapbook Layout With a Wreath Making Technique","Creative Memories","2021-10-22 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/22/gather-round-the-merriment-christmas-scrapbook-layout-with-a-wreath-making-technique/," Who out there is pining to trim a tree, don your door with a welcoming wreath, illuminate the neighborhood with twinkling lights, artfully construct a sweet gingerbread house or hang stockings by the chimney with care? Well, decking your halls and putting up Christmas decorations earlier actually makes you happier according to health experts.Well, today we’re taking that very merry scientific study and putting it to the test with this Christmas scrapbook layout with a wreath making technique from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu! (It's sure to bring happiness and cheer!) Sachiyo’s Inspiration ‘Tis the season! Our home decoration starts from hanging a wreath on our front door. I usually make my own wreath for Christmas. Last year we had a little gnome sitting on our wreath. This year, our wreath will look like the design I share today in this blog with Rudolph and snowpeople. Do you deck your home with wreath? What does your wreath look like this year? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black, Cranberry, Hot Fudge, Orange Shimmer, White Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Candy Cane Chain Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set 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)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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil Looking to restock your ingredients? Now's the perfect chance because for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Bedazzled paper packs — 4 unique packs available — FREE with qualifying orders! View details: US | CA | AU Step 1: Use a piece of the red stripe tonal paper as the base. Step 2: Trim the green evergreen branches designer paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and add to the base. Draw a circle with a pencil on the paper using the inside edge of the Jumbo Circle Pattern. Step 3: Using the Candy Cane Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from Black Solid Cardstock. Cut out individual candy canes. Step 4: Cut four circles using the inside edge of smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade from Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Step 5: Cut four circles using the inside edge of smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade and four circles with Green Blade from White Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Step 6: Using the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch pieces from Cranberry, Black and White Solid Cardstocks. We will need heart shapes (all three hues), larger circles (white and cranberry) and smaller circles (black and cranberry). Step 7: Cut four small triangles from Orange Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Step 8: Assemble the Rudolphs and snowpeople as shown. Add a piece of Foam Square for Rudolph's red nose for added dimension. Draw eyes and a mouth for the snowpeople using the Black Dual-Tip Pen. Step 9: Add the Rudolphs, snowpeople and heart shapes along the circular pencil mark. Once you add all the pieces, erase the pencil mark. Step 10: Adhere stickers, embellishments and a mat, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you fa-la-la-la like about this Christmas scrapbook layout? Will you be trying out Sachiyo's wreath technique? Tell us your merry-and-bright insights in the comments section! "," Who out there is pining to trim a tree, don your door with a welcoming wreath, illuminate the neighborhood with twinkling lights, artfully construct a sweet gingerbread house or hang stockings by the chimney with care? Well, decking your halls and putting up Christmas decorations earlier actually makes you happier according to health experts.Well, today we’re taking that very merry scientific study and putting it to the tes","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Joy to the World Collection, Page Layout, Paper Crafts, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Tools, Technique","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Rudolf-Snowman-Wreath-Christmas-Scrapbook-Layout.jpg,69055 "Fun Fall Frenzy: Double Page Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-10-21 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/21/fun-fall-frenzy-double-page-scrapbook-layout/," As you or your family members flip through your albums, it’s so fun to see the memories that have transpired. Page by page, each single-page layout can bring about its own design elements, papers and patterns, visual storytelling and more. But, double-page layouts can bring double the fun by making a full-on cohesive look — side by side, the two pages flow into one another to form a larger unit for more photos, journal boxes and eye-catching appeal! Interested in trying it out? Then take a look at this double page scrapbook spread with its fantastic fall theme! To create this layout you will need: It’s Fall, Y’all Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Variety Mat Pack 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 (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)Deep Purple Dot Tip Pen — Out of stock Looking to restock your ingredients? Now's the perfect chance because for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Bedazzled paper packs — 4 unique packs available — FREE with qualifying orders! View details: US | CA | AU Step 1: Use two pieces of burgundy falling leaves designer paper as the base for the spread. Step 2: Angle and adhere the piece of burnt orange cable knit sweater designer paper across the base of the spread. Use scissors or the 12-inch Trimmer to cut excess hanging off the edges. Adhere what you cut off to the other side of the spread. Step 3: Adhere the purple dot grid tonal paper across the spread. Adhere to one side, cut off excess and then adhere that excess to the other side. Step 4: Adhere the olive green ledger tonal paper across both sides of the spread. Cut off any excess with a scissors or the 12-inch Trimmer and then adhere the excess piece to the other side. Step 5: Adhere all photos to the large variety mats. Adhere to the spread at an angle. Step 6: To create the pumpkins:  Cut three ovals from the inside edge of the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with the Red Blade.  Cut three ovals from the inside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with the Red Blade.Adhere two of the ovals side by side overlapping each other. Adhere the third oval in the middle of the previous two with Foam Squares. Repeat with the remaining ovals to create a second pumpkin. Step 7: Cut four strips of various papers to measure 2-3/4"" x 1/2"" Adhere to the top boxes of the olive green ledger tonal paper. Step 8: Cut four pieces of paper to measure 1-1/2"" x 1-1/2"". Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut from corner to corner to create triangles. Adhere the triangles to random corners on the photos. Step 9: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the spread, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 10: Journal as desired. Do you make double page scrapbook spreads often? What are your thoughts on this fall scrapbook idea? Share your ideas in the comments down below! "," As you or your family members flip through your albums, it’s so fun to see the memories that have transpired. Page by page, each single-page layout can bring about its own design elements, papers and patterns, visual storytelling and more. But, double-page layouts can bring double the fun by making a full-on cohesive look — side by side, the two pages flow into one another to form a larger unit for more photos, journal bo","Autumn, Double Page Layouts, Fall, It's Fall Yall Collection, Project Ideas, Pumpkin Patch, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Fall-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,66979 "Here Comes Santa Paws: Christmas Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-20 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/20/here-comes-santa-paws-christmas-scrapbook-layout/," To kids from one to 92, lots of people across the world celebrate Christmas. You know who else can join in the festivities and merriment? Your pets! (Ugly sweaters aren’t just for humans!) Dress up your furry friend in red-and-green attire, snap some photos and paws for a moment to make this Christmas scrapbook layout after! To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers 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) Looking to restock your ingredients? Now's the perfect chance because for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Bedazzled paper packs — 4 unique packs available — FREE with qualifying orders! View details: US | CA | AU Step 1: Use a piece of gold dots tonal paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of navy graphic snowflakes designer paper. Cut a 12"" x 1: strip of teal dots designer paper. Adhere the Santa and reindeer border sticker along the top edge, using Micro-Tip Scissors to curve the teal dots strip to match the wave of the border sticker. Adhere to the navy strip and mount on the top of the layout. Cut two 6"" x 5/8"" strips from the gingham variety mat and adhere side by side beneath the border. Top with a navy wavy border sticker. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of teal dots designer paper and adhere along the bottom edge of the layout. Cut a gingham variety mat in half and adhere to the layout as shown. Adhere a navy wavy border sticker along the seam. Step 4: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" piece of navy graphic snowflakes designer paper and place it on one of the gingham boxes. Add and decorate a Christmas tree with stickers. Journal on the other gingham box. Mount a red striped variety mat in between the gingham boxes. Top with a 5-3/8"" x 3-3/8"" photo. Step 5: Crop three photos to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Add to the layout. Step 6: Add additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Are you howling for joy at this Christmas scrapbook layout? Type up your thoughts down below! "," To kids from one to 92, lots of people across the world celebrate Christmas. You know who else can join in the festivities and merriment? Your pets! (Ugly sweaters aren’t just for humans!) Dress up your furry friend in red-and-green attire, snap some photos and paws for a moment to make this Christmas scrapbook layout after! To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada&","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Dog, Holiday Projects, Joy to the World Collection, Mat Pack, Page Layout, Pets, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Pet,Project Ideas,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/JoytotheWorld_StickersMats_1920x1080.jpg,68466 "This Haunted House Craft Is Creepin' It Real","Creative Memories","2021-10-19 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/19/this-haunted-house-craft-is-creepin-it-real/," From eerie haunted houses with spider webbing in every corner to creepy mazes with thrilling twists and turns, there’s an endless amount of hair-raising fun taking place as Halloween turns the corner. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is ready for a good scare — a scary-good Halloween scrapbook layout, that is! Take a look at this haunted house craft she put together to celebrate the spooky season — it may just give you goosebumps! Sachiyo’s Inspiration Do you remember your first haunted house visit? I still remember my very first haunted house when I was a child. Well, to tell you the truth, I only remember the fact that I’ve visited a haunted mansion but don’t remember what the inside looked like. I closed my eyes as soon as we entered the haunted mansion and didn’t see anything until we got out of the building. Later, I learned that it was a kid-friendly attraction and it was all about fun. I’d love to go back as an adult without closing my eyes! Do you love haunted houses and other spooky things? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Halloween scrapbook paperHalloween stickersBlack Shimmer, Bronze Shimmer, Goldenrod & White Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with the Ghost Chain & Lamplight Chain Border Maker Cartridges 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)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 Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Looking to restock your ingredients? Now's the perfect chance because for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Bedazzled paper packs — 4 unique packs available — FREE with qualifying orders! View details: US | CA | AU Step 1: Use a piece of Black Shimmer Solid Cardstock as the base of this layout. Step 2: Using the outside edge of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from Goldenrod Solid Cardstock. Add it to the base and trim the excess. Step 3: Using the Ghost Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from White Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Using the Lamplight Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from Black Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Add the punched out small pieces behind the ghosts as shown. Step 4: Place the scattered stars paper at 1-1/2"" of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer and cut. Add to the bottom of the page. Step 5: Cut a slit between ghosts and bend it to form a wavy shape. Adhere the ghost border from the left side along the curvy piece. Cut the last three ghosts and add them to the right edge of the page as shown. Step 6: Cut the cauldron black night sky paper to measure 5"" x 12"" and 3"" x 12"". Cut the pieces as shown above. Step 7: Cut a piece of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock to measure 4-3/4"" x 11-1/4"" and cut the piece as shown above. Step 8: Cut two 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"" pieces from Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Add the bronze mats to the cauldron black night sky mats. Add the lamplight border to some of the mats. Step 9: Add photo mats, roofs and some ghosts to the page. Step 10: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you think of this simply de-fright-ful haunted house craft? Will you be making this Halloween scrapbook layout for your spooky memories this season? Tell us your thoughts and insights in the comments down below! "," From eerie haunted houses with spider webbing in every corner to creepy mazes with thrilling twists and turns, there’s an endless amount of hair-raising fun taking place as Halloween turns the corner. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is ready for a good scare — a scary-good Halloween scrapbook layout, that is! Take a look at this haunted house craft she put together to celebrate the spooky season — it may just give you g","Full Moon Fun Collection, Halloween, Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Halloween,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/haunted-house-scrapbook-layout-creative-memoies.jpg,68987 "Take On the #OctoberBONUS Sketch Challenge: Bedazzled Paper Packs","Creative Memories","2021-10-18 13:20:11",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/18/take-on-the-octoberbonus-sketch-challenge-bedazzled-paper-packs/," Hearts and stars and geometric patterns, oh my! These are the key design features in the Bedazzled paper packs, and for a limited time while supplies last, you can earn these exclusive paper packs — 4 unique packs available — FREE with qualifying orders! Psst, there’s also a Digital Artwork version of this promo, too! For promo details, visit: US | CA | AU Not only do we have this exclusive bedazzled bonanza to share with you today, but we also have an #OctoberBONUS challenge that you can take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group featuring FOUR sketches and how you can use these paper packs from this limited-time promo… check it out! Take a Look at the Bedazzled Paper Packs You Can Earn FREE! Bedazzled Geometrics Accent Paper Pack (12/pk)Bedazzled Stars Accent Paper Pack (12/pk) Bedazzled Hearts Accent Paper Pack (12/pk)Bedazzled Laser Cut Paper Pack (3/pk) #OctoberBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has FOUR sketches with example completed layouts using the Bedazzled Paper Packs! How to Participate: Review the four 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 Bedazzled paper packs 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, Nov. 7, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 8 Nov. at 4:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #OctoberBONUS1, #OctoberBONUS2, #OctoberBONUS3 and/or #OctoberBONUS4 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 Bedazzled papers.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Nov. 11 at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishment 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 Bedazzled papers. 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. 11, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #OctoberBONUS1 Promo product used: Bedazzled Stars Accent Paper Pack | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #OctoberBONUS2 Promo product used: Bedazzled Hearts Accent Paper Pack | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 3 — #OctoberBONUS3 Promo product used: Bedazzled Geometrics Accent Paper Pack | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 4 — #OctoberBONUS4 Promo product used: Bedazzled Laser Cut Paper Pack, Bedazzled Geometric Accent Paper & Bedazzled Hearts Accent Paper | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Remember, you have until Sunday, Nov. 7, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 8 Nov. at 4:59pm AEDT) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #OctoberBONUS1, #OctoberBONUS2, #OctoberBONUS3 and/or #OctoberBONUS4) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #OctoberBONUS1 Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Bedazzled Stars Accent Paper — Exclusive in the Bedazzled Paper Pack Promotion12-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)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of blue and gold stars paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 9-1/4"" x 9-1/4"" piece of light blue small stars paper and adhere to the layout at an angle. Step 3: Cut a 8-5/8"" x 8-5/8"" piece of gold stars paper. Trim out the inside of this piece, leaving a frame of stars. Adhere to the middle of the layout. Step 4: Crop two photos to 5"" x 3-1/2"". Cut two 5-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" pieces of navy star clusters paper and mount with the photos on the layout as shown. Step 5: Cut two 2"" x 1-1/2"" pieces of white paper and two 2"" x 1-1/2"" pieces of red paper. Notch the ends of all to make a flag shape. Layer and tuck behind the photos as shown. Step 6: Journal as desired. Instructions for #OctoberBONUS2 Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Bedazzled Stars Accent Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Bedazzled Paper Pack Promotion12-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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of navy tonal hearts paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Crop two photos to 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mount on the layout. Crop two photos to 5-3/4"" x 4"" and mount beneath the previous photos. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of light blue tonal hearts paper. Adhere to the bottom of the layout. Cut three rows of hearts from multi-hued hearts paper. Adhere one to the top and one to the bottom of the light blue strip and the third to the top of the layout. Step 4: Cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" strip of hearts and arrows paper and adhere between the bottom rows of hearts. Cut out three hearts from the large heart patterned paper. Mount on the layout, using Foam Squares to pop up the smallest one. Step 5: Journal as desired. Instructions for #OctoberBONUS3 Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Bedazzled Geometrics Accent Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Bedazzled Paper Pack PromotionWhite 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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of navy diagonal lines paper as the base for this layout. (Tip: To conserve paper, you may wish to remove the inside of this sheet using the 12-inch Trimmer. You can also use this paper to cut out the circle in Step 4.) Step 2: Cut an 11-5/8"" x 1-1/4"" strip of gold dots paper and adhere to the top of the layout. Cut an 11-5/8"" x 7-3/4"" piece of gold stripes paper and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Cut an 11-5/8"" x 2-3/4"" strip of maroon and navy stripes paper and adhere between the above two pieces. Step 3: Create the chevrons border. Cut an 11-5/8"" x 2” strip of light blue circles paper. Cut an 11-5/8"" x 1-3/4"" strip of white and gold chevrons paper and adhere on top. Adhere a 12"" x 2"" strip of White Solid Cardstock behind the multi-hued chevrons paper. Using Micro-Tip Scissors, cut out a section of chevrons. Mount the chevrons to the border using Foam Squares. Adhere the border to the layout as shown. Step 4: Adhere two 4"" x 5-3/4"" photos to the layout. Cut a photo into a circle shape using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade. Using the Green Blade, cut a circle with navy diagonal lines paper. Mat the photo on it and adhere to the layout using Foam Squares. Step 5: Using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with light blue circles paper. Tuck behind a photo as shown. Journal around the circle. Step 6: Trim and place leftover chevron pieces on the layout as shown. Instructions for #OctoberBONUS4 Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Bedazzled Laser Cut Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Bedazzled Paper Pack PromotionBedazzled Geometrics Accent Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Bedazzled Paper Pack PromotionBedazzled Hearts Accent Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Bedazzled Paper Pack PromotionBlack Shimmer 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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of geometric white and gold circles paper as the base for this layout. Place the geometric circles laser-cut paper on top (but don’t adhere). Step 2: Cut two photos and a gold dots paper into circle shapes using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade. Using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut eight circles with maroon small hearts paper, eight circles with maroon and navy stripes paper and eight circles with Black Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere the photos and white and gold dots paper circle on the laser-cut paper, positioning the small circles behind the laser-cut paper and showing through to form a flower petal design as shown. Step 3: Crop a photo to 3-3/4"" x 5"" and mat with a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of maroon small hearts paper. Mount on the layout. Step 4: Cut nine more small circles with the same papers. Adhere along the left side of the layout, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. Which bedazzling beauty will you take on? Make sure to take a pic of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, Nov. 7, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 8 Nov. at 4:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #OctoberBONUS1, #OctoberBONUS2, #OctoberBONUS3 and/or #OctoberBONUS4 for the chance to win a prize.And again, if you want all the info on this promo, visit US | CA | AU. "," Hearts and stars and geometric patterns, oh my! These are the key design features in the Bedazzled paper packs, and for a limited time while supplies last, you can earn these exclusive paper packs — 4 unique packs available — FREE with qualifying orders! Psst, there’s also a Digital Artwork version of this promo, too! For promo details, visit: US | CA | AU Not only do we have this exclusiv","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Bedazzled_StarLayout_1080x1080-1.jpg,68525 "Sketch Round-Up Oct. 4-17","Creative Memories","2021-10-17 10:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/17/sketch-round-up-oct-4-17/," It may only be October, but we have sugar plums dancing in our head! And that's because we're prepping for the most wonderful time of the year with the four superb scrapbooking sketches that feature Joy to the World products! You can never prep too early for the yuletide season, so check out this week's Sketch Round-Up and make these fabulous and fa-la-la-la lovely projects now so your festive photos pop off the page! Sketch #1 We're feeling pretty holly-jolly about Sketch #1! Follow along with this blog post to make it yourself! Sketch #2 Make sure to play some Christmas tunes while you make this festive stunner! 🎶 Click on this link to find out how to make it. Sketch #3 Want a sweet treat to create?! Then this border is calling your name! Create this border, as well as a few others and a DIY card, using the Candy Cane Chain Border Maker Cartridge in this easy-to-follow post! Sketch #4 If you're planning on going to a tree farm or decorating a tree this season, you need to make this layout. But hold tight, we'll be posting it soon (and you're gonna love it)! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Wow, the October Virtual Crop was a huge success... and that's all thanks to YOU! Mark your calendar for the next Virtual Crop, happening Nov. 12-13 (AU 13-14 Nov.) with six sketch challenges and prizes, of course! Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group if you haven’t already — and share with a few friends and family members while you're at it! "," It may only be October, but we have sugar plums dancing in our head! And that's because we're prepping for the most wonderful time of the year with the four superb scrapbooking sketches that feature Joy to the World products! You can never prep too early for the yuletide season, so check out this week's Sketch Round-Up and make these fabulous and fa-la-la-la lovely projects now so your festive photos pop off the page! ","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,68821 "Say BOO-la-la to These Ghost Crafts: Halloween Scrapbook Borders and Halloween Card","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-15 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/15/say-boo-la-la-to-these-ghost-crafts-halloween-scrapbook-borders-and-halloween-card/," Halloween is creeping upon us, which only means we gotta show some ghost crafts that are wicked fun and totally spook-tacular to make! In fact, these Halloween scrapbook borders and Halloween card are sure to cast a spell on your fa-boo-lous and scary-good experiences, like carving pumpkins, treat-or-treating with buckets of candy and donning the most awesome costume. Bring on the hocus-pocus! To create these borders and card, you will need: Full Moon Fun Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Full Moon Fun Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Out of stockWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Ghost Chain Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns 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 Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Ghost Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/Q39RgBZbQVg Pumpkins, Sweets, Spooks & Treats Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of green stripes paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of cauldron black night sky paper and mount on top. Step 2: Using the Ghost Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock. Mount near the top of the black night sky strip. Cut a 12"" x 7/8"" strip of candy corn yellow chevron paper and mount on the border, covering the lower half of the ghost border as shown. Top with a bunting banners border sticker. Step 3: Add additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Boo Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of candy corn stripes paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 1-3/4"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and mount on the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 1-3/8"" strip of cauldron black night sky paper and mount on top. Step 2: Position the cardstock in the Original Border Maker System guide. Using the Ghost Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch just once at the second “stop” from the bottom. Trim out to measure 12"" x 1-1/8"". Step 3: Repeat the previous step with the pumpkin orange scattered stars paper, but trim out the ghosts from this piece, leaving just a rectangle cutout. Mount the pumpkin orange scattered stars strip on top of the white strip so just the white ghosts peek through. Mount to the border using Foam Squares. Step 4: Mount the “Boo” stickers with Foam Squares. Trick or Treat Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of green plaid paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" strip of Black Solid Cardstock and mount on the base. Cut a 2-1/4"" x 11-1/4"" strip of candy corn yellow chevron paper and mount on top. Step 3: Using the Ghost Chain Cartridge, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock and another with Black Solid Cardstock. Mount the white on top of the black, offsetting slightly. Repeat with pumpkin orange scattered stars and vine green haunted house papers. Step 4: Cut each of the three sets into 2-1/4"" sections. Adhere to the border as shown. Step 5: Add stickers, popping the “Trick or treat” up with Foam Squares. Happy Halloween 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 pumpkin orange pumpkin seeds paper and mount on the front of the card. Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of black cauldron night sky paper. Step 3: Using the Ghost Chain Cartridge, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock. Cut into three 4"" sections. Adhere to the card along with two 4"" sections of a spider web border sticker. Step 4: Using the inside of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with candy corn yellow chevron paper. Adhere to the lower-right corner of the black cauldron night sky piece, trimming off the excess. Mount on the card. Step 5: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Will you be making these ghost crafts? What do you like about each of the Halloween scrapbook borders and Halloween card? Share your fa-BOO-lous thoughts in the comments down below! "," Halloween is creeping upon us, which only means we gotta show some ghost crafts that are wicked fun and totally spook-tacular to make! In fact, these Halloween scrapbook borders and Halloween card are sure to cast a spell on your fa-boo-lous and scary-good experiences, like carving pumpkins, treat-or-treating with buckets of candy and donning the most awesome costume. Bring on the hocus-pocus! To create these borde","Border Ideas, Border Maker, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Full Moon Fun Collection, Halloween, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Halloween,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/GhostChainBMC_1920x1080.jpg,68264 "A Beautiful Sight, We're Crafting Tonight: Christmas Scrapbooking Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-14 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/14/a-beautiful-sight-were-crafting-tonight-christmas-scrapbooking-layout/," Christmastime has inspired and generated so many wonderful acts and experiences — iconic songs, classic movies, letters to Santa, decorating the tree and sweet treats and more. And it's a beautiful sight, for we're crafting tonight... this Christmas scrapbooking layout, that is! See how you can make this sensationally snowy and wondrously winter creation for your own yuletide memories. To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer 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) Step 1: Use a piece of off-white eucalyptus tonal paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of red holly berries designer paper and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Top with a pine boughs laser-cut border. Cut a 12"" x 9-1/2"" piece of teal stripes tonal paper and mount on top as shown. Adhere a Christmas florals laser-cut border over the seam between the off-white eucalyptus and teal stripes papers. Step 3: Crop a photo to measure 4"" x 5-1/2"" and mat with a 4-1/4"" x 5-3/4"" piece of red holly berries designer paper. Crop a photo to measure 5-1/2"" x 3-3/4"" and mount with a 5-3/4"" x 4"" piece of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Crop a photo to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mount with a 4"" x 4"" piece of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Mount all on the layout, tucking a snow scene mat behind as shown. Step 4: Add additional embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. How are you getting in the Christmas spirit this year? Will you be making this walking-in-a-winter-wonderland Christmas scrapbooking layout? Type out your thoughts in the comments — we'd love to hear from you! "," Christmastime has inspired and generated so many wonderful acts and experiences — iconic songs, classic movies, letters to Santa, decorating the tree and sweet treats and more. And it's a beautiful sight, for we're crafting tonight... this Christmas scrapbooking layout, that is! See how you can make this sensationally snowy and wondrously winter creation for your own yuletide memories. To create this layout you ","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Joy to the World Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Winter, Winter Layout","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/JoytotheWorld_BordersEmbellishments_1920x1080.jpg,68456 "Finesse With Foliage: Leaf Card Technique With Scrapbooking Pens",melissaullmann,"2021-10-13 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/13/finesse-with-foliage-leaf-card-technique-with-scrapbooking-pens/," Cardinal red, burnt orange, opulent ocher, lively yellow — autumn leaves and their gorgeous hues inspire everything from poetry to road trips, hiking and more… and ultimately, raking all the fallen foliage at the end of the season. Well, whether you’re cleaning up your yard or cherishing the picturesque and kaleidoscopic hues that paint nature, take a peek at this leaf card technique with scrapbooking pens that will surely make you fall for autumn even more. To create this card you’ll need: It’s Fall, Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rich Brown Solid Cardstock 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 Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep Purple & Pure Brown Dot Tip Pens or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Makeup sponge Take a closer look at the Dot Pens in the video below! https://youtu.be/TfRC3k5UUB8 Step 1: Cut a piece of Rich Brown Solid Cardstock to measure 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Score at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a piece of grid tonal paper to measure 5-1/4"" x 4"".  Step 3: Using the Pure Brown Dot Tip Pen, rub onto a makeup sponge. Gently dab some of the ink off, then rub along the edges of a grid tonal paper. Adhere the grid tonal paper to the front of the card. Step 4: Turn one of the leaf embellishments facedown on the grid tobal paper. Use the fine-tip end to trace around the leaf. Using the dot-tip end, dot along the back side/edges of the leaf.  Step 5: Adhere stickers and smaller leaf embellishments to the card for a sentiment. Step 6: Using fine-point tips of both pens, doodle around the outer edge of the grid tonal paper. What are your thoughts on this leaf card technique with scrapbooking pens? Who do you like sending cards to? Relay your insight and inspiration in the comments below! "," Cardinal red, burnt orange, opulent ocher, lively yellow — autumn leaves and their gorgeous hues inspire everything from poetry to road trips, hiking and more… and ultimately, raking all the fallen foliage at the end of the season. Well, whether you’re cleaning up your yard or cherishing the picturesque and kaleidoscopic hues that paint nature, take a peek at this leaf card technique with scrapbooking pens that will sur","Autumn, Card Making, Cards, Dot Pens, Fall, It's Fall Yall Collection, Pens, Project Ideas","Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/purple_purebrown_dotpens_1920x1080.jpg,66918 "Snuggle Down With This Fall Scrapbook Layout And Bear Craft","Creative Memories","2021-10-12 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/12/snuggle-down-with-this-fall-scrapbook-layout-and-bear-craft/," Apple picking, hayrides, bonfires, crisp breezes, snuggly scarves, pumpkin-spiced drinks, foliage drives — there's so much to admire about autumn! In fact, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu loves this time of year and wanted to show that appreciation with a fall scrapbook layout (with an added bonus of a bear craft upon it!). Build this autumnally awesome and creatively cute layout with your bear hands today! Sachiyo’s Inspiration Crisp air, gorgeous leaves, blankets, s’mores and hot chocolate... what else do we need on a comfy autumn day? Well, if you’re an enthusiastic scrapbooker, you may need some scrapbooking supplies! I love setting a table in my backyard and working some scrapbook projects during this beautiful time of the year. What is your most beloved scrapbooking place? Maybe it's the beach, a mountain cabin or café with a laid-back atmosphere? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: It’s Fall, Y’all Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunflower Vine Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose 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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil Step 1: Cut out a 1"" width frame from the navy gingham designer paper and use it as the base of this layout. Set aside the cutout square piece. Step 2: Cut a piece of light woodgrain designer paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Draw a circle using the outside edge of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern with a pencil. Adhere to the base frame. Step 3: Using the Sunflower Vine Punch, punch four borders from the cutout navy gingham square piece. Cut a slit in between designs and bend to form a circular shape. Adhere to the page, following the drawn out pencil circle. Trim the excess as you go. Step 4: Cut the pieces as follows to create a bear embellishment. Eyes and Nose: Using the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch, punch pieces of Black Solid Cardstock — use the smaller circle for the eyes. Trim a larger circle to make it looks like a nose. Cut the following pieces from the marigold dots patterned paper: Face: Cut with the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade.Ears: Cut with the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade. You need two pieces.Body: Cut with the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red blade. Arms: Cut two pieces freehand that measure 3/4"" x 2"". Ink the edge of the arms with Brown Dual-Tip Pen. Cut the following pieces from the grid tonal paper: Ears: Cut with inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Blue Blade. You need two pieces. Nose: Cut with the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade. Trim the top and bottom of the oval shape as shown. Step 5: Start to assemble the bear piece by piece starting with the head first. Use Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive so you can re-arrange as needed. Add the scarf embellishment under his chin before adding the head to his body. Use some Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Add your bear to the bottom-right corner of the page and trim the excess. Add photo mats. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on for added dimension. Will you be making this bear craft on your next project? What memories would you share on this fall scrapbook layout? Tell us your thoughts and ideas in the comments section! "," Apple picking, hayrides, bonfires, crisp breezes, snuggly scarves, pumpkin-spiced drinks, foliage drives — there's so much to admire about autumn! In fact, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu loves this time of year and wanted to show that appreciation with a fall scrapbook layout (with an added bonus of a bear craft upon it!). Build this autumnally awesome and creatively cute layout with your bear hands today! Sachiyo","Autumn, Custom Cutting System, Fall, It's Fall Yall Collection, Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, Page Layout, Paper Crafts, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Its-Fall-Yall-Layout-Creative-Memories6-1.jpg,68716 "Behold Beautiful Boughs With These Holly Crafts: Christmas Scrapbook Borders and Card","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-11 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/11/behold-beautiful-boughs-with-these-holly-crafts-christmas-scrapbook-borders-and-card/," Oh, by gosh, by gollyIt's time for mistletoe and hollyAnd it's time indeed, for today's blog is getting ready for the holly-jolly season ahead with a few holly crafts! Do you deck your halls with boughs of holly at Christmastime? Whether it's to spruce up your door, banisters, mantelpieces, halls and more, this gorgeous greenery is a great way to fill your home with yuletide spirit... and your albums and other projects, too! Check out these two Christmas scrapbook borders and card and say ""season's greetings"" to some fresh and festive style! To create these borders and card, you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green, Firecracker Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Holly Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Stamping & Scoring Blades 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)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Holly Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/JQ7tzjJJO7c Season's Greetings Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip of argyle designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of white with teal dots tonal paper and adhere on top. Cut a 12"" x 1-3/4"" strip of gold ornaments designer paper and adhere on the top. Step 2: With the Holly Punch, punch three holly shapes from green eucalyptus tonal paper and again with navy blue eucalyptus tonal paper and teal dots designer paper. Adhere to the border. Top each with a sticker as the ""holly berry."" Step 3: Adhere a music notes border sticker with Foam Squares. Add embellishments and stickers with Foam Squares. Deck the Halls Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Stamping Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of holly leaves and berries designer paper for the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/8"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and mount on top. Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of red holly berries designer paper and adhere on top. Step 2: Adhere a branch laser-cut border to the border. Place holly sprigs stickers along the branch. Step 3: With the Holly Punch, punch three holly shapes from Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Using the larger circle cutout from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch several circles from Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the holly with a Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Mount on the border as shown. Peace & Joy Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut a 5"" x 10"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 5"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4-3/4"" x 4-3/4"" piece of Christmas florals designer paper. Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from gold ornaments designer paper. Adhere to the Christmas florals piece as shown. Trim off the excess and mount on the front of the card. Step 3: With the Holly Punch, punch five holly shapes with Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Using the larger circle cutout from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch several circles from Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the holly with a Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Mount on the card as shown. Step 4: Add ""Peace,"" ""&"" and ""Joy"" stickers with Foam Squares. Which of these holly crafts do you like most — the two Christmas scrapbook borders or the card? (Or perhaps all three!) Tell us your thoughts in the comments below and share how you'll use the Holly Punch this Christmas season, too! "," Oh, by gosh, by gollyIt's time for mistletoe and hollyAnd it's time indeed, for today's blog is getting ready for the holly-jolly season ahead with a few holly crafts! Do you deck your halls with boughs of holly at Christmastime? Whether it's to spruce up your door, banisters, mantelpieces, halls and more, this gorgeous greenery is a great way to fill your home with yuletide spirit... and your albums and other projects, too! ","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Christmas Cards, Christmas Projects, Holiday Projects, Joy to the World Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Christmas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/HollyPunch_1920x1080.jpg,68511 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2021-10-09 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/09/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-2/," Saturday, Oct. 9: 1pm CT Round of applause to you — what a stellar Virtual Crop it has been! But we're not done yet, we still have one more sketch up our sleeves to round up the weekend. Give it all you've got for 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 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. 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: Happy Camper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Spiced Plum products from Secret Box #3! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 9: 1pm CT Round of applause to you — what a stellar Virtual Crop it has been! But we're not done yet, we still have one more sketch up our sleeves to round up the weekend. Give it all you've got for 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","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/HappyCamper_Layout4_1080x1080.jpg,68662 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2021-10-09 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/09/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-2/," Saturday, Oct. 9: 11am, 1pm CT Who is loving this Virtual Crop? You continue to inspire us with your stunning creations. Keep them coming and show us what you’ve got 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 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. 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn a few tips and tricks for using the White Chalking Pen with CM Advisor Ellen Evanoff! https://youtu.be/BVzwbciVfj4 Created by Ellen Evanoff – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Secret Box #3 Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Spiced Plum products from Secret Box #3! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 9: 11am, 1pm CT Who is loving this Virtual Crop? You continue to inspire us with your stunning creations. Keep them coming and show us what you’ve got 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 participant in each chal","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Sketch5_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,68653 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2021-10-09 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/09/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-2/," Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hello, hello, hello! Welcome back to the October Virtual Crop. There are three superb and spectacular sketches in store for you today! So, are you ready to rock and roll?! Here we go 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 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. 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to create a pumpkin using the Custom Cutting System with CM Advisor Kathryn Allendorf! https://youtu.be/tX3qmo1gQC4 Created by Kathryn Allendorf – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Full Moon Fun or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Spiced Plum products from Secret Box #3! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hello, hello, hello! Welcome back to the October Virtual Crop. There are three superb and spectacular sketches in store for you today! So, are you ready to rock and roll?! Here we go 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 P","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Sketch4_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,68639 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2021-10-08 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/08/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-2/," Friday, Oct. 8: 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT What a FUN day this has been! It's time to take on the next sketch, but don’t forget to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow for the second day of the October Virtual Crop! And now, here is a one-page wonder, aka Challenge #3, your next sketch challenge! 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 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. 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: Botanical Burst or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Spiced Plum products from Secret Box #3! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 8: 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT What a FUN day this has been! It's time to take on the next sketch, but don’t forget to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow for the second day of the October Virtual Crop! And now, here is a one-page wonder, aka Challenge #3, your next sketch challenge! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/BotanicalBurst_GreenLayout_1080x1080.jpg,68626 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2021-10-08 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/08/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-2/," Friday, Oct. 8: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT What a great start to the October Virtual Crop! It's time for another sketch sensation and we're ready to see more of your creative awesomeness — let's kick off 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 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. 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to use the Repositionable Tape Runner on your project with CM Advisor Krista Taylor Rempel! https://youtu.be/DYkp5l2uKFM Created by Krista Taylor Rempel – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Joy to the World or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Loving the products in this layout?If so, have you seen the Joy to the World Buy-It-All Bundle?! For a limited-time, you can purchase the Joy the World Buy-It-All Bundle and get ALL of the decorative products in the Joy to the World collection, 3 complementing tools, PLUS a BONUS Christmas Countdown Calendar with 50 BONUS embellishments inside that is only available through this bundle! If you want it, you won't want to wait — it's only available for a limited time and while supplies last! Shop Now: US | CA | AU Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Spiced Plum products from Secret Box #3! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 8: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT What a great start to the October Virtual Crop! It's time for another sketch sensation and we're ready to see more of your creative awesomeness — let's kick off 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 Pr","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Sketch2_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,68605 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2021-10-08 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/08/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-2/," Friday, Oct. 8: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The second weekend of the month means another Virtual Crop is going to commence... actually, right now! Here we go with the October Virtual Crop and Challenge #1 — have fun! 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 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. 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to use the White Chalking Pen from the Secret Box #3 with CM Japan! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/g5b4ii03dl Created by Meggan Jacks – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Secret Box #3 Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Spiced Plum products from Secret Box #3! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 8: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The second weekend of the month means another Virtual Crop is going to commence... actually, right now! Here we go with the October Virtual Crop and Challenge #1 — have fun! 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 ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474.jpg,68579 "Hone In On Your Happy Days With This Reflection Journal","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-07 16:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/07/hone-in-on-your-happy-days-with-this-reflection-journal/," Each and every month can bring about many wonderful moments — from the smallest “wins’ to huge highlights, to cue-the-confetti celebrations, simple snapshots in time or life lessons learned. A monthly reflection journal is an opportunity to look at how you’re doing and feeling by helping you stay in tune with yourself from the past 28 to 31 days. If you’re wanting to document and decorate your everyday endeavors, then a CM Happy Albums can be your go-to, portable scrapbooking resource. See how blog contributor Krislyn Mattei tapped into these reflection pages with an easy-to-follow guide to expand your everyday moments, photos and journals into a full-year experience. Krislyn’s Inspiration Do you ever see two wonderful things and just KNOW they have to go together? Peanut butter and jelly, jeans and T-shirts, blue sky and sunshine… and the You Got This collection and the Happy Album!? As soon as I saw the You Got This tie-dye and denim texture tonal papers, I just knew I wanted their laid-back vibe in my Happy Album this year! My Happy Album is a monthly reflection journal for me. I love to highlight the things, events and people that make me feel most grateful and happy. I typically use the Happy Album Planner pages for each month on one two-page spread followed by a two-page spread of related photos and stories. To make a simple system to complete my smaller-sized album using larger 12"" x 12"" papers, I created a Cutting Guide. Each paper is punched and cut in a way that makes the most out of each piece of paper, while offering many mix-and-match options. Check out the guide and instructions, along with a few samples from my 2021 Happy Album. To create these layouts you’ll need: Happy Album Refill Pages or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Happy Album Planner Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)If you are looking for an album as well, check out the 2022 Happy Album Planner Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tie Dye Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Denim Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with several Border Maker Cartridges 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) Cutting instructions for each of papers 1-6: Step 1: Cut a sheet of 12"" x 12"" paper at the 6-3/4"" mark. Set the larger piece aside. Step 2: Using the Border Maker System with the Border Maker Cartridge of your choice, punch two borders, leaving at least 3"" remaining. Step 3: Cut the remaining 3"" x 12"" strip into four 3"" x 3"" squares. Step 4: With the remaining piece, punch once along one short edge. Step 5: Trim the remaining paper to 10"", leaving you with a 6-3/4"" x 10"" piece of paper. (You may leave this piece whole and wallpaper a page with it or you may wish to cut or punch further. See my layouts for ideas.) Step 6: Repeat with as many sheets of paper as you like, swapping in different Border Maker Cartridges to give you a variety to choose from when creating your layouts. For more ideas using the Happy Album, check out this blog post. What do you like about these reflection journal ideas? Have you ever worked with a Happy Album before? Give us your insight in the comments section below! "," Each and every month can bring about many wonderful moments — from the smallest “wins’ to huge highlights, to cue-the-confetti celebrations, simple snapshots in time or life lessons learned. A monthly reflection journal is an opportunity to look at how you’re doing and feeling by helping you stay in tune with yourself from the past 28 to 31 days. If you’re wanting to document and decorate your everyday endeavors, th",,"Happy Album,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Happy-Album-Planner-Pages-You-Got-This-Creative-Memories9-1.jpg,68350 "Add a Peppermint Twist With These Candy Cane Crafts: Christmas Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-06 16:32:24",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/06/add-a-peppermint-twist-with-these-candy-cane-crafts-christmas-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," O Christmas treat, o Christmas treat… you know, the candy cane! Candy canes are an iconic (and sweet!) symbol of Christmastime. Their red and white twisted stripes — but can also be found in an array of bright and bold hues — adorn trees and homes during this festive time of year, while their pepperminty palate delights taste buds. Today’s blog is a total treat, for it showcases the latest Candy Cane Chain Border Maker Cartridge. It’ll definitely come in candy for your yuletide projects, like these candy cane crafts — three Christmas scrapbook borders and a DIY card! To create these borders and card, you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer, Firecracker Shimmer, White Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Candy Cane Chain Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)4×6 Peekaboo Pockets™ 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) Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Mini Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Candy Cane Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/99v25LMU2j0 Happiest Season Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of teal stripes tonal paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of holly leaves and berries designer paper and adhere on top. Cut a 12"" x 1-5/8"" strip of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock and adhere to border. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of plaid designer paper and mount on the bronze strip. Step 3: Using the Candy Cane Chain Cartridge, punch a border with red holly berries designer paper. Punch another with green evergreen branches designer paper and trim out two sets of candy canes. Punch another with teal dots designer paper and trim out two sets of candy canes. Adhere on top of the red holly berries border using the photo as a guide for placement. (The middle will be covered.) Step 4: Adhere embellishments to the middle of the border, popping some up with Foam Squares. Adhere the ""Happiest season"" sticker on top. Deck the Halls Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of gold stripes tonal paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip of green evergreen branches designer paper and adhere to the border. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of gingham designer paper and adhere below the green evergreen branches strip. Place a navy blue wavy border sticker on the border as shown. Step 2: Using the Candy Cane Chain Cartridge, punch two borders with White Shimmer Solid Cardstock and one border with Firecracker Shimmer Cardstock. (Save white shimmer “confetti” for the card.) Adhere the red shimmer border on top of the white shimmer borders, offsetting them slightly so to create a white border all around the candy canes. Mount on the border. Step 3: Add embellishments and the ""Deck the halls"" sticker with Foam Squares. Diagonal Candy Canes Border Step 1: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock for the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 11-3/4"" strip of navy blue snowflakes designer paper. Cut a 2-1/2"" x 4-3/4"" piece of green evergreen branches designer paper. Trim the short ends at an angle and adhere to the middle of the navy strip. Step 3: Using the Candy Cane Chain Cartridge, punch a border with Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of White Shimmer Solid Cardstock and adhere the border on top. Trim the border into three sections. Adhere to the navy blue snowflakes strip at an angle, trimming off the excess. Repeat in two more places, using the photo as a guide for placement. Step 4: Adhere an evergreen bristles laser-cut border and a holly berries laser-cut border to the navy blue snowflakes strip at an angle, trimming off the excess. Repeat in two more places, using the photo as a guide for placement. Step 5: Mount navy blue snowflakes strip on the base. Joy to the World 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 with 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 holly leaves and berries designer paper and adhere to the card front. Open the card and place on the 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat. Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from the card, placing the pattern so it’s even on the top three sides as shown. Save the cut out circle for Step 6. Step 3: Using the Candy Cane Chain Cartridge, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock (saving the “confetti”) and another with gold ornaments designer paper. Trim the white border to 4"", layer it over the gold ornaments border and trim off the gold ornaments border at 4"". Adhere to the card. Step 4: Cut a 4x6 Peekaboo Pocket™ to measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"", saving two of the folded edges. Use the white “confetti” from the candy cane borders to fill up the pocket. Apply Mini Tape Runner Refill adhesive to the two open edges, sealing the pocket. Apply Mini Tape Runner Refill adhesive to all four edges and adhere to the inside of the front cover, over the hole. Step 5: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of teal dots designer paper. Adhere a tree embellishment and star sticker and adhere it over the shaker pocket on the inside of the front cover. Step 6: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of teal dots designer paper and adhere it to the inside right of the card. Place the saved circle piece on it and add a snow globe embellishment. Step 7: Adhere the ""Joy to the World ""sticker to the front with Foam Squares. Which of these candy cane crafts showcases the most Christmas spirit? Will you be making these Christmas scrapbook borders and DIY card in preparation for your yuletide layouts or to send to a friend? Give an insight to your scrapbooking tastes in the comments! "," O Christmas treat, o Christmas treat… you know, the candy cane! Candy canes are an iconic (and sweet!) symbol of Christmastime. Their red and white twisted stripes — but can also be found in an array of bright and bold hues — adorn trees and homes during this festive time of year, while their pepperminty palate delights taste buds. Today’s blog is a total treat, for it showcases the latest Candy Cane Chain Border Make","Border Ideas, Border Maker System, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Christmas, Christmas Cards, Christmas Projects, Holiday Projects, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Shaker Card","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Christmas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/CandyCaneChainBMC_1920x1080.jpg,68486 "Revel in Golden Hour Greatness With This Fall Scrapbook Idea",melissaullmann,"2021-10-05 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/05/revel-in-golden-hour-greatness-with-this-fall-scrapbook-idea/," Thinking of getting some fall family photos done? You’re making a great choice! During autumn, diffused, warm and glowy light bounces off radiant orange, yellow and red leaves. And during the “Golden Hour,” a short window of time right after sunrise or right before sunset when the air is filled with a flattering amber hue, is a perfect backdrop to get outside and partake in photo ops! (Hint: And when you pair your luminous photos against a darker shade of cardstock like the example below, those golden hour memories are sure to pop!) Break out your comfy sweaters and get your camera ready — this fall scrapbook layout is a gourd one! To create this layout you will need: It’s Fall Y’all Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy 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 Navy Solid Cardstock as the base of the layout. Step 2: Adhere a burnt orange patterned 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" mat to the upper-right corner of the layout. Then, adhere the ""Oh my gourd-ness"" mat on top of the previous mat. Step 3: Adhere a knitted 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" mat to the upper-left corner of the layout. Then adhere a 4"" x 6"" photo to an olive green 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" mat and adhere to the layout. Step 4: Cut two mats to measure 4-1/2"" x 3"" and adhere to the bottom-right corner of the layout. Adhere two 4"" x 2-3/4"" photos to those mats. Step 5: Cut a strip of burnt orange diamonds designer paper that measures 1-1/4"" x 6-1/2"" and adhere to the left of the previous mats/photos. Adhere a border sticker on top. Step 6: Cut two mats that measure 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" and adhere them layered over each other in the bottom-left corner of the layout. Adhere a 4"" x 4"" photo to the top mat.  Step 7: Adhere stickers to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired. Are you planning any fall family photos? What draws you in the most on this fall scrapbook layout? Share your insight with us — we'd love to hear from you! "," Thinking of getting some fall family photos done? You’re making a great choice! During autumn, diffused, warm and glowy light bounces off radiant orange, yellow and red leaves. And during the “Golden Hour,” a short window of time right after sunrise or right before sunset when the air is filled with a flattering amber hue, is a perfect backdrop to get outside and partake in photo ops! (Hint: And when you pair your lumin","Autumn, Fall, Family, It's Fall Yall Collection, Mat Pack, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/itsfallyall_stickersmats_1920x1080.jpg,66903 "This Christmas Scrapbook Layout Will Make Your Spirits Bright","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-04 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/04/this-christmas-scrapbook-layout-will-make-your-spirits-bright/," Hark! Bells are jingling, sugar cookies are baking, trees are being bedazzled with twinkling lights and sparkly ornaments aplenty… we’re making spirits bright here at Creative Memories by introducing the Joy to the World collection! This collection offers the magic of a modern Christmas with its contemporary palette, yet still hits home with the classic nostalgia that the season brings to many — stuffing stockings, Christmas parties, Secret Santa fun, afternoons at the tree farm, decorating gingerbread houses and so much more. Check the list of goodies that it takes to make this Christmas scrapbook layout — yule love it! To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World 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)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)CM Zero-Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Joy to the World collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/HqyY515bnkc Step 1: Use a piece of holly leaves and berries designer paper as the base for this layout. (Tip: To conserve paper, you may wish to use the 12-inch Trimmer to remove the inside.) Cut a piece of plaid designer paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to the base. Adhere the candles laser-cut border to the top of the layout. Step 2: Crop three photos to measure 5"" x 3-1/2"". Cut three 5-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" pieces of navy blue snowflakes and teal dots designer paper for photo mats. Mount all on the layout as shown. Step 3: Make the trees. Cut a 3-1/2"" x 6"" piece of red holly berries designer paper. With the CM Zero Centering Ruler, mark the middle at the top short edge. Cut from the mark to the bottom-right edge and then again from the mark to the lower-left edge. Repeat with green holly leaves tonal and gingham designer papers. Cut three 1/2"" x 1"" pieces of gold stripes tonal paper for trunks. Mount all on the layout as shown. Step 4: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from a white variety mat. Adhere holly sprigs stickers around the circle and adhere to the layout. Step 5: Add additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal on the mat as desired. How are you prepping for the upcoming Christmas season? What are your thoughts on this Christmas scrapbook layout and what holly-jolly images would you highlight? Tell us your thoughts on this very-merry (and new!) collection in the comments below! "," Hark! Bells are jingling, sugar cookies are baking, trees are being bedazzled with twinkling lights and sparkly ornaments aplenty… we’re making spirits bright here at Creative Memories by introducing the Joy to the World collection! This collection offers the magic of a modern Christmas with its contemporary palette, yet still hits home with the classic nostalgia that the season brings to many — stuffing stockings, Chri","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Holiday Projects, Joy to the World Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/JoytotheWorld_Collection2_1920x1080.jpg,68315 "Sketch Round-Up Sept. 20-Oct. 3","Creative Memories","2021-10-03 11:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/03/sketch-round-up-sept-20-oct-3/," Have a bit of scrapper’s block? (It happens to all of us, and that is A-OK!) Sometimes, looking at a scrapbook sketch can help spark some inspiration! The daily ideas posted on the blog help give exact measurements and where to place elements so you can spend your valuable time doing the fun part — making it your own and having your special moments shine! You are the author and artist of your memories. Get ready, get set and let your innovation have a grand ol’ time! It’s time for the Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Have you noticed that a key design element in the Croptoberfest 2021 collection is the hearty sunflower?! Well, if you want to feel the flower power, then this layout is right up your creative alley! Follow along with this blog post to make it yourself! Sketch #2 This layout is sure to pumpkin spice up your memories! Click on this link to get the inside scoop of how easy it is to make! Sketch #3 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it's only fitting to have our next sketch pay tribute! See how you can craft it together by checking out these step-by-step instructions. Sketch #4 If you're craving to create and send a card (it was World Cardmaking Day on the 2nd of October!), then take a peek at this post to learn how to make a project you're sure to fall for. Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? A start to a new month means there's a Virtual Crop on the horizon! The October Virtual Crop will take place Oct. 8-9 (AU: 9-10 Oct.) with six superb sketches for you to take on. Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group if you haven’t already — and keep sharing with friends and family — the group is nearly at 30K scrappers! Way to go! "," Have a bit of scrapper’s block? (It happens to all of us, and that is A-OK!) Sometimes, looking at a scrapbook sketch can help spark some inspiration! The daily ideas posted on the blog help give exact measurements and where to place elements so you can spend your valuable time doing the fun part — making it your own and having your special moments shine! You are the author and artist of your memories. Get ready, get","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,68218 "Represent a Symbol for Hope, Strength and Awareness: Breast Cancer Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-10-01 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/01/represent-a-symbol-for-hope-strength-and-awareness-breast-cancer-scrapbook-layout/," October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign that first began in 1985. Fast forward to 1992, and this world health issue connected to what is arguably one of the most well-known symbols of our time: the pink ribbon. And whether you display those powerfully pink ribbons, participate in fundraising walks and runs, aid in helping a friend schedule a mammogram and other encouraging, I'm-there-for-you movements, this month is a key time for promoting breast cancer awareness and the importance of research, early detection, prevention and life-changing support. So as we enter the month of October, let’s pay tribute to the fighters, survivors, the lives that have been lost and the caregivers along the way and show awareness with this breast cancer scrapbook layout. To create this layout you will need: Powerful & Pink Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Ribbon Recipe Template (with Photo Labeling Pencil & Multi-Purpose Clips) 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)Pencil with eraser Take a closer look at the Ribbon Recipe Template in the video below! https://youtu.be/twB472U03-g Step 1: Cut a 1"" wide hollow frame from the hearts paper. Step 2: Cut the white cardstock insert from the Powerful & Pink Theme Pack to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to the frame. Step 3: Use a pencil to trace the paper pieces as shown using the Ribbon Recipe Template. Cut the pieces with the Micro-Tip Scissors and adhere to the layout. Step 4: Use the Photo Labeling Pencil to trace photos as shown using the Ribbon Recipe Template. Cut the photos with Micro-Tip Scissors and adhere to the layout. Step 5: Journal and add stickers with Foam Squares as desired. How will you partake in Breast Cancer Awareness Month? What draws you in most about this perfectly pink breast cancer support layout? Relay your thoughts, ideas and stories with us down below! "," October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign that first began in 1985. Fast forward to 1992, and this world health issue connected to what is arguably one of the most well-known symbols of our time: the pink ribbon. And whether you display those powerfully pink ribbons, participate in fundraising walks and runs, aid in helping a friend schedule a mammogram and other encouraging, I'm-there-for-you movements, th","Breast Cancer, Cancer, Pink, Powerful & Pink Theme Pack, Project Ideas, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Tools","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/RibbonRecipeTemplate_Layout_1920x1080-1.jpg,66928 "Plunge Into Paradise With This Seaside Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-09-30 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/30/plunge-into-paradise-with-this-seaside-scrapbook-layout/," I need to laugh, and when the sun is outI've got something I can laugh aboutI feel good, in a special wayI'm in love and it's a sunny day Who out there loves sunny days?! We sure do, and when you combine that with a bit of saltwater, sandy toes and a hint of a cooling breeze in the air, then there's a lot to swoon over! Well today, get ready to ride a happy, creative wave for your next project paradise: a seaside scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Seaside Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Variety Mat Pack 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)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock as the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut a variety of papers 1” wide and vary the lengths. Adhere at an angle on the cardstock, trimming off any excess hanging off the edge with a scissors. After you have the entire piece of cardstock covered with strips, cut piece to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"".  Step 3: Using a piece of ocean blue trellis designer paper, cut out the inside with the 12-inch Trimmer, leaving a 1” frame. Adhere to the top of the strips/cardstock piece. Step 4: Cut three photo mats from red hemp designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 5-1/4"" and (2) 4-1/4"" x 3-1/4"". Adhere to the layout, overlapping them. Step 5: Cut a large mat in half. Adhere to the layout, tucking in with the photos. Step 6: Adhere stickers and embellishments as desired, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. What are some of your most cherished beachfront or oceanfront memories? Will you dip your creative toe into making this seaside scrapbook layout? Tell us in the comments down below! "," I need to laugh, and when the sun is outI've got something I can laugh aboutI feel good, in a special wayI'm in love and it's a sunny day Who out there loves sunny days?! We sure do, and when you combine that with a bit of saltwater, sandy toes and a hint of a cooling breeze in the air, then there's a lot to swoon over! Well today, get ready to ride a happy, creative wave for your next project paradise: a seaside scrapbook","Nautical, Ocean, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Seaside Collection, Vacation","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/seaside_papers_1920x1080.jpg,64529 "Harvest a Field Of Memories On This Fall Scrapbook Layout: Croptoberfest 2021",melissaullmann,"2021-09-29 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/29/harvest-a-field-of-memories-on-this-fall-scrapbook-layout-croptoberfest-2021/," Just like the thrilling twists and turns of a corn maze, we’re in the thick of an awesome Croptoberfest season! Many scrappers like you have been on the path toward superb creativity this 2021 Croptoberfest and events are happening all the time near you, from virtual to in-person and hybrid events!* Crisp designs, warming tones, fields of fresh details — it’s all here in the Croptoberfest 2021 collection for you to snuggle up with! Take a look for yourself with this fall scrapbook layout and accent your autumnal adventures today!*If you would like to attend a Croptoberfest 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: Croptoberfest 2021 Project Recipe™ Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Croptoberfest Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Croptoberfest 2021 Cardstock Sampler Pack (Autumn Hay Shimmer Solid & Hot Fudge Solid) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Croptoberfest 2021 Journal Template 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)Deep Purple & Pure Brown Dot Tip Pens or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Makeup sponge Take a closer look at all the Croptboerfest products in the video below! https://youtu.be/QPQourm95H0 Step 1: Cut four strips of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock to measure 11-3/4"" x 1/4"". Adhere behind the dashed openings on the sunflowers laser-cut paper. Step 2: Cut a piece of Autumn Hay Shimmer Solid Cardstock to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Adhere behind the sunflowers laser-cut paper. Step 3: Adhere photos to the openings: (1) 6"" x 4"" and (2) 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Step 4: Cut a piece of the on-the-vine pumpkins and florals paper to measure 7-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Cut out the inside, leaving a 1/2"" frame. Adhere around the opening for the 6"" x 4"" photo. Step 5: Using the Pure Brown Dot Tip Pen, rub the “dot” end of the pen on a makeup sponge. Dab over the top of sunflower shape on the Croptoberfest Journal Template to create a stamped effect on the plaid paper. Remove the template and cut with scissors around the sunflower. Adhere to the layout using Foam Squares. Step 6: Using the golden yellow blooms paper and the Croptoberfest Journal Template, trace the inside of the sunflower with the Deep Purple Dot Tip Pen. Use the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade to cut around this piece. Adhere to the middle of the sunflower. Journal as desired. Step 7: Using the green leaves paper and the Deep Purple Dot Tip Pen, trace and draw cross-hatched marks on the leaf shapes on the Croptoberfest Journal Template. Cut around the leaves with scissors. Adhere by tucking under the sunflower. Step 8: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What fun things have you done this Croptoberfest season? Does this fall scrapbook layout have you feelin’ the changing leaves and crisp breeze? Type up your replies and share with us today! "," Just like the thrilling twists and turns of a corn maze, we’re in the thick of an awesome Croptoberfest season! Many scrappers like you have been on the path toward superb creativity this 2021 Croptoberfest and events are happening all the time near you, from virtual to in-person and hybrid events!* Crisp designs, warming tones, fields of fresh details — it’s all here in the Croptoberfest 2021 collection for you to s","Autumn, Croptoberfest, Dot Pens, Fall, Journal Template, Laser Cut Paper, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Croptoberfest2021_Collection2_1920x1080.jpg,68085 "Pocket Your Memories Upon This 8×8 Scrapbook Layout — Literally","Krislyn Mattei","2021-09-28 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/28/pocket-your-memories-upon-this-8x8-scrapbook-layout-literally/," Say “Peekaboo! I see you!” to your beloved photos and memories with Peekaboo Pockets™! Okay, maybe you don’t have to say that, but you’ll love these pockets as a surprise, interactive element of efficiently packing your album pages with an extra dynamic layer of photos, journal boxes, artwork, memorabilia and more. (No more leaving memories off a page due to a lack of space!) And when you’re working with a smaller 8×8 scrapbook album, you want to slide in as many good times as you can! Check out this 8×8 scrapbook layout that showcases the power of Peekaboo Pockets™! Psst, want to learn more about Peekaboo Pockets™? Then view this video to get the inside scoop of how these clear pockets make your pages come alive! To create this layout you will need: Tie Dye Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Denim Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)8×8 Refill Page and Page Protector or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)4×6 Peekaboo Pockets™ 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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of faded denim texture tonal paper to 8″ x 8″ to create the base for this layout. Step 2: Crop two photos to 3″ x 4″ and adhere to the right side of the layout. Step 3: Adhere a small rainbow-lined mat on top of a large dark denim mat. Apply adhesive and slide behind the photos at an angle, as shown. Journal and add stickers as desired. Step 4: Cut a 5″ x 1/2″ strip from a lemon yellow dots mat. Adhere to the top of the layout. Cut a 5″ x 1/4″ strip from the same mat and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Cut a 5″ x 1/2″ strip from the “XO” mat and adhere above the bottom lemon yellow dots strip. Cut a 5″ section from a sneakers border sticker and mount on top. Add the “Remember forever” sticker with Foam Squares. Step 5: Adhere layout to an 8×8 refill page and slide the page protector on. Step 6: Slide two photos into a 4×6 Peekaboo Pocket™. Remove the adhesive backing and place the pocket on top of the page protector over the journal box as shown. Have you ever tried out Peekaboo Pockets™? What are your thoughts on this 8×8 scrapbook layout? Tell us your viewpoints in the comments section! "," Say “Peekaboo! I see you!” to your beloved photos and memories with Peekaboo Pockets™! Okay, maybe you don’t have to say that, but you’ll love these pockets as a surprise, interactive element of efficiently packing your album pages with an extra dynamic layer of photos, journal boxes, artwork, memorabilia and more. (No more leaving memories off a page due to a lack of space!) And when you’re working with","8x8 Album, 8x8 Layout, Friends, Page Layout, Peekaboo Pockets, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Teenagers, You Got This Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/8x8_Scrapbook_Layout_Creative-Memories3.jpg,68130 "Pick of the Creative Patch: Fall Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-09-27 16:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/27/pick-of-the-creative-patch-fall-scrapbook-layout/," There’s something special about the sights, smells and tastes of autumn — from hopping on hayrides to sipping hot and cinnamony apple cider, walking atop crunchy fallen leaves to navigating through corn mazes… and more! One of the most enduring autumnal traditions for many is going to a pumpkin patch to choose your very own pumpkin(s) to carve and don your front steps! Yes, harvesting these orbs of farm-fresh fun do make for great memories with your kids and grandkids — and you can see how you can take those autumnal afternoons at the local pumpkin patch and make this fall scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: It’s Fall Y’all Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Gray & 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 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 the olive green dashes designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock to measure 10-3/4"" x 10-3/4"".  Step 3: Cut seven pieces from various designer and tonal papers to measure 1"" x 10-1/4"".  Step 4: Cut five pieces from various designer and tonal papers to measure 3/4"" x 10-1/4"".  Step 5: Adhere the strips randomly on the cardstock, leaving a 1/4"" mat around the pieces. Adhere the piece of cardstock to the layout. Step 6: Cut a piece of the marigold ledger tonal paper to measure 10-3/4"" x 2"". Adhere to the layout, just below the piece of cardstock with the strips. Step 7: Adhere a border sticker along the seams of the cardstock and ledger paper. Step 8: Cut photo mats to measure (2) 4-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" and (1) 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"" from Navy Solid Cardstock. Step 9: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 10: Journal as desired. Do you visit your local pumpkin patch every autumn? What do you like about this fall scrapbook layout? Tell us in the comments below! "," There’s something special about the sights, smells and tastes of autumn — from hopping on hayrides to sipping hot and cinnamony apple cider, walking atop crunchy fallen leaves to navigating through corn mazes… and more! One of the most enduring autumnal traditions for many is going to a pumpkin patch to choose your very own pumpkin(s) to carve and don your front steps! Yes, harvesting these orbs of farm-fresh fun do mak","Autumn, Fall, It's Fall Yall Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Pumpkin Patch, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/itsfallyall_papers_1920x1080.jpg,66893 "Win Custom Products — September Virtual Crop: Digital Edition Challenges!","Creative Memories","2021-09-24 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/24/win-custom-products-september-virtual-crop-digital-edition-challenges/," Welcome to the September Virtual Crop: Digital Edition! It's going to be so much fun creating together, and you'll have the opportunity to WIN a Custom Album Cover, Custom Refill Pages OR a COMPLETE Custom Album! The event will run from now through Sunday at 11:59pm CT in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (click here to join), and you'll get to: Learn how to create digital scrapbook products on the Creative Memories website — no additional software is needed!Enjoy elevated support from our team as we’re available to answer your questions. Digital first-timers, this is a great event for you!Have FUN connecting with other digital croppers. Sound like fun?! Let's get started! Here's a quick three-minute overview of how the event will run: https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/z6g5r49vxe View Video Larger ➤ If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop: Digital Edition, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops: Digital Edition in this blog post, including how to participate, tips on how to take screenshots, examples of challenges and prizes and more. A Few Important Things to Know: This blog post has ALL FIVE of the challenges for the event. You can work at your own pace! We have provided a suggested schedule below to pace yourself to complete all five challenges to maximize your chances to win a prize. Limited-time 2-Page Custom Refill Pages are available NOW, as well as Custom Wall Calendars! Our limited-time 2-Page Custom Refill Pages are available right now (with Croptoberfest and Halloween themes OR design from scratch!), and when you purchase them, you'll receive a FREE mini pack of Croptoberfest Embellishments with your order (16-pack Custom Refill Pages also qualify for the mini pack of embellishments). But — this offer is only available until Sept. 28 at noon CT! Also, Custom Wall Calendars are available again for a limited time (North America only) and you can get them at a discounted price until Sept. 28 at noon CT. There is no better time to get started than during the Digital Crop! View promo details: US | CA | AU During the challenge times below, there will be support available in the Creative Memories Virtual Crop Group. In addition to sharing your progress in the Facebook Group, feel free to ask questions and connect with other digital croppers! Our Creative Memories team will be there to help you through your project and see your sketch to the finish line.Challenge #1: 9am CT Friday (12am AET Saturday)Challenge #2: 11am CT Friday (2am AET Saturday)Challenge #3: 1pm CT Friday (4am AET Saturday)Challenge #4: 9am CT Saturday (12am AET Sunday)Challenge #5: 11am CT Saturday (2am AET Sunday)The NEW Croptoberfest 2021 and It's Fall, Y'all Themes are LIVE: We know you are excited to get started on your digital and custom projects and these two new themes are ready for you! How to Participate: Create a Digital Artwork layout or Custom Theme project following the five sketches below. Please watch the videos — they explain the challenges and will be helpful to learn how to create the challenge in the Creative Memories Designer! (If you prefer to scrapbook traditionally, you can still join and do the sketches but you will not be eligible for prizes. But, we encourage you to try out something new!) Take a screenshot of your completed project. (Instructions for Mac | PC)Post your screenshot on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group AND add  #CMDigitalVCSept1, #CMDigitalVCSept2, #CMDigitalVCSept3, etc., to the caption/comments. You will add the hashtag that matches the challenge you are submitting to qualify to win the prize for that challenge. Feel free to use other hashtags as well such as #CreativeMemories, but BE SURE to include #CMDigitalVCSept1, #CMDigitalVCSept2, etc., so we can find your post. For Instagram users, you will need to add the hashtag as well so your post can be found that way.You have the entire event to submit your projects for the challenges, but all submissions must be received by Sunday, Sept. 26, at 11:59pm CT (Monday, 27 Sept., at 2:59pm AET for Australia). Keep refreshing the Virtual Crop Facebook Group to see others’ masterpieces! The Prize for All 5 Challenges Prize for all five challenges of the Virtual Crop: Digital Edition will be a COUPON to print your Custom Album Cover OR Custom Refill Pages OR a Complete Custom Album for FREE — it will be your choice from these three options! We award one (1) prize for each challenge randomly, but we make sure that all the challenge requirements have been met first (i.e., that the sketch was followed and it uses predominantly CM products). Challenge #1: Create a Custom Album Cover (Front Cover, Spine and Back Cover) Starts at 9am CT Friday (12am AET Saturday) or start on your own! Please note: If your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Album Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately). Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #1: https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/77pctxppw8 View Video Larger ➤ For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Album Covers, search the FAQ or ask us on the Facebook Group or on chat support! CM Custom Designer with Homestead and Spring Cottage Challenge #2: Create a Layout | One-Page Design Starts at 11am CT Friday (2am AET Saturday) or start on your own! Please note: If your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Album Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately). Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #2: https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/8as01xt2kt View Video Larger ➤ For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Refill Pages, search the FAQ or ask us on the Facebook Group or on chat support! CM Custom Designer with Spring Cottage Challenge #3: Create a Two-Page Layout Starts at 1pm CT Friday (4am AET Saturday) or start on your own! Please note:  If your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Album Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately). Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #3: https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/662utp6hli View Video Larger ➤ For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Refill Pages, search the FAQ or ask us on the Facebook Group or on chat support! CM Custom Designer with Homestead and All My Love Challenge #4: Create a Layout to Add Physical Memorabilia Starts at 9am CT Saturday (12am AET Sunday) or start on your own! Please note: If your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Album Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately). Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #4: https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/fdkgccrqxz View Video Larger ➤ For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Refill Pages, search the FAQ or ask us on the Facebook Group or on chat support! CM Custom Designer with Grand Slam Challenge #5: Create a Calendar Page or Refill Page with Tonal Elements Starts at 11am CT Saturday (2am AET Sunday) or start on your own! Please note: If your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Album Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately). Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #5: https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/paezx3m9vg View Video Larger ➤Check out more memorabilia demos ➤ For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Refill Pages, search the FAQ or ask us on the Facebook Group or on chat support! CM Custom Designer with Homestead Did you have fun? Keep an eye out for upcoming Virtual Crop events! “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Welcome to the September Virtual Crop: Digital Edition! It's going to be so much fun creating together, and you'll have the opportunity to WIN a Custom Album Cover, Custom Refill Pages OR a COMPLETE Custom Album! The event will run from now through Sunday at 11:59pm CT in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (click here to join), and you'll get to: Learn how to create digital scrapbook products on the Creative Memories we",,"Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/virtualcrop_digitaledition_960x540-2.jpg,67993 "Feel the Flower Power With This Sunflower Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2021-09-23 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/23/feel-the-flower-power-with-this-sunflower-scrapbook-layout/," Did you know that the National Garden Bureau designated 2021 as the ""Year of the Sunflower?!"" On that note, here at CM, sunflowers are the main design factor for many aspects of the Croptoberfest 2021 collection! It’s hard to not love these brilliant blooms — they radiate a cheeriness and positivity and they grow strong and tall. Sunflowers earned their common name because their big, joyful heads follow the movement of the sun across the sky easy to west, and then returns at night to face the east, ready again for the morning sun (aka, heliotropic). Turn your direction to sunflowers this autumn — from the massive meadows, pretty pastures and fertile fields — and partake in some bloomin’ photo ops. And after — make this sunflowers scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Field of Sunflowers Paper 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 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 fully blossomed sunflower paper as the base of the layout. (Tip: To save paper and reduce bulk, you may wish to cut out the inside section of this piece using the 12-inch Trimmer and creating a 1"" frame.) Step 2: Cut a piece of marigold dots paper to measure 10-1/2"" x 10-1/2"" and adhere to the base piece. Step 3: Cut a piece of green plaid paper to measure 10"" x 10"" and adhere to the marigold dots piece. Step 4: Cut two photo mats from the marigold dots paper to measure 4"" x 4"". Cut and adhere photos to the mats that measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" and adhere to the bottom half of the layout. Step 5: Cut a photo mat from the woodgrain paper to measure 6"" x 4"". Cut and adhere a photo that measures 5-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" and adhere to the upper-left section of the layout. Step 6: To create the photo corners, first cut 1-1/2"" x 1-1/2"" squares. Then, cut in half diagonally from corner to corner. Adhere to the photo corners as desired. Step 7: Cut a piece of brown speckled paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" for the journal box. Step 8: Cut two pieces of patterned paper to measure approximately 2-1/2"" x 1"" & 2"" x 3/4"". Gently fold one end, angling the scissors to cut, and create a flag in each piece of paper. Adhere these pieces slightly under the large photo mat and overlapping the journal box. Step 9: Journal as desired with a Brown Dual-Tip Pen. What do you like most about sunflowers? Will you be making this sunflower scrapbook layout? Share your thoughts, ideas and opinions in the comments below! "," Did you know that the National Garden Bureau designated 2021 as the ""Year of the Sunflower?!"" On that note, here at CM, sunflowers are the main design factor for many aspects of the Croptoberfest 2021 collection! It’s hard to not love these brilliant blooms — they radiate a cheeriness and positivity and they grow strong and tall. Sunflowers earned their common name because their big, joyful heads follow the movement of th","Autumn, Fall, Family, Field of Sunflowers Paper Pack, Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Sunflowers","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/FieldofSunflowers_1920x1080.jpg,68025 "Lay Your Memories on the Line: 8x8 Scrapbook Layouts","Krislyn Mattei","2021-09-22 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/22/lay-your-memories-on-the-line-8x8-scrapbook-layouts/," 8x8s really are great, especially when you use the 8x8 Line It Up Recipe Template! Yes, they are a bit smaller than a regular 12x12 template or page, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pack a full page of stories and fun! Speaking of 8x8s, have you placed your orders for the latest-and-greatest (and totally stunning!) 8x8 albums? Your 8x8 scrapbook layouts will be a perfect fit inside these beauties. Check out how you can use the 8x8 Line It Up Recipe Template to make bold projects… no matter how you turn it! To create these layouts you will need: It’s Fall, Y’all Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Full Moon Fun Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Full Moon Fun Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock (or 8×8 White Refill Pages) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Solid Cardstock (or 8×8 Black Refill Pages) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)8×8 Line It Up Recipe Template 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 Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep Purple Dot Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Photo Labeling Pencil or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil Take a closer look at the 8x8 Line It Up Recipe Template in the video below! https://youtu.be/zHcJf55xsjI Step 1: Crop two pieces of White Solid Cardstock to measure 8"" x 8"" (or use two 8x8 White Refill Pages) for the bases of this two-page layout. Step 2: Lay the 8x8 Line It Up Recipe Template on each of the pages. Use it as a guide to trace and cut various papers and photos as shown. (Tip: For quick and accurate circles, use the inside of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade to cut photos into circles.) Step 3: Place and adhere photos and papers to the layout. Fussy-cut a mat with the wreath design and place it on one of the circle spots on the layout, as shown. Step 4: Cut the acorns border stickers in half and place as shown. Add additional stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired with the Deep Purple Dot Tip Pen. Step 1: Crop two pieces of Black Solid Cardstock to measure 8"" x 8"" (or use two 8x8 Black Refill Pages) for the bases of this two-page layout. Step 2: Lay the 8x8 Line It Up Recipe Template on each of the pages. Use it as a guide to trace and cut various papers and photos as shown. (Tip: For quick and accurate circles, use the inside of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade to cut the larger circle shapes; use the Blue Blade to cut the smaller circle shapes.) Step 3: Crop a 4"" x 6"" photo to measure 2-13/16"" x 6"". (This is the photo on the first page, right-hand side.) Crop off the top 1"" and adhere it to the top of the layout as shown. Adhere the rest of the photo aligned with the bottom. Adhere circle paper and ""Sweet tooth"" mat on top to make it look like one long photo. Place and adhere the rest of the photos and papers to the layout. Step 4: Adhere stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. Do you like these 8x8 scrapbook layouts? Will you be getting the 8x8 Line It Up Recipe Template? Let us know down below! "," 8x8s really are great, especially when you use the 8x8 Line It Up Recipe Template! Yes, they are a bit smaller than a regular 12x12 template or page, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pack a full page of stories and fun! Speaking of 8x8s, have you placed your orders for the latest-and-greatest (and totally stunning!) 8x8 albums? Your 8x8 scrapbook layouts will be a perfect fit inside these beauties. Check out how you can us","8x8 Album, 8x8 Layout, 8x8 Line It Up Recipe Template, Autumn, Fall, Halloween, It's Fall Yall Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout","Halloween,Mini Album Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/LineItUp_RecipeTemplate_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,67940 "Strap on Style With This Overalls Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2021-09-21 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/21/strap-on-style-with-this-overalls-scrapbook-layout/," Overalls — a classic and timeless staple that has transcended time and generations, from their original roots as durable adult workwear (hardworking farmers, railroad workers and fisherpeople) to free-spirited folks with a bit of bell-bottom flair, nostalgic memories as a kiddo running around the backyard or even the primetime of the hip-hop ‘90s scene with only one strap fastened. No matter the era, overalls are still trendy and remain a mainstay! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was reminiscing on a memory featuring this one-piece outfit, which made way for this fashion statement — an overalls scrapbook layout! Sachiyo’s Inspiration Denim overalls remind me of a funny memory from my childhood at the World Design Expo back in 1989. At one of the pavilions, they displayed wax sculptures that looked so realistic. People were oohing and aahing over the well-made sculptures. Among the exhibits, we found a picnic table with a man in denim overalls with his face down on the table. This man also looked so real — my sister and I were impressed and admired the art of wax moulding and patted him on the shoulder. Well, it turned out that he was a real man who was just taking a nap. I still giggle like a little girl every time I see denim overalls. Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Tie Dye Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Denim Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer, Charcoal & Light Gray Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)3-in-1 Bevel Tag 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)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 the multi-hued tie-dye stripes designer paper as the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut the seersucker denim texture tonal paper to measure 9-1/2"" x 12"". Measure 3"" from the top-right corner and cut a 1"" long slit. Place the large heart Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern to merge with the slit as shown and cut a side of the front panel with the Red Blade. Draw stitching lines with the Brown Dual-Tip Pen. Add to the base. Step 3: Cut a 1-1/2” strip from Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock and punch one end with the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch. Cut the punched end to 1"" width to make an overall buckle. Repeat the same step to make another buckle. Cut two 1-1/2"" x 1/4"" pieces of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Add the buckle pieces to a denim laser-cut border as shown. Add to the base with Foam Squares and trim the excess. Add enamel stickers to make ""buttons.""   Step 4: Cut a mat from Charcoal Solid Cardstock to measure 4"" x 6"". Trim the ""Denim is always in style"" mat to measure 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" and mount on top of the cardstock. Add to the page. Step 5: Cut three mats to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" from Light Gray Cardstock. Draw stitching lines with the Brown Dual-Tip Pen. Add to the page. Step 6: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Did you rock overalls as a kid (or now!)? What are your overall thoughts on Sachiyo's overalls scrapbook layout? Relay your thoughts, opinions and ideas in the comments section! "," Overalls — a classic and timeless staple that has transcended time and generations, from their original roots as durable adult workwear (hardworking farmers, railroad workers and fisherpeople) to free-spirited folks with a bit of bell-bottom flair, nostalgic memories as a kiddo running around the backyard or even the primetime of the hip-hop ‘90s scene with only one strap fastened. No matter the era, overalls are still tr","Denim, Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Teenagers, You Got This Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/denim-overalls-you-got-this-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories.jpg,67127 "Bask in a Field of Sunflower Crafts: Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card",melissaullmann,"2021-09-20 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/20/bask-in-a-field-of-sunflower-crafts-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," Sunflowers — a welcoming sight in gardens and fields, greeting the world with their brilliant sunrays petals, whether they're big and bright yellow blooms or shades of light pink, chocolate brown, two-tone burgundy and purple. And these basking and stately flowers have inspired a plethora of creative people — Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, English poet William Blake, actress Helen Mirren... and so many more! In fact, these happy flowers have planted their presence onto the CM lineup not only in the Croptoberfest 2021 collection, but also with the recently launched Sunflower Vine Border Punch! (Hint: And it also goes great with the It's Fall, Y'all collection, too, like in the examples below!) Water your creativity and bloom forth these sunflower crafts — two scrapbook borders and a DIY card — today!  To create these borders and card, you will need: It’s Fall Y’all Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Goldenrod & Navy Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunflower Vine 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 Sunflower Vine Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/94gNZX2xTXI Fall is in the Air Card Step 1: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 5-1/2"" x 8-1/2”. Score at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a piece of burnt orange leaves tonal paper to measure 5-1/4"" x 4"". Adhere to the card. Step 3: Cut a piece of grid tonal paper to measure 4-1/2"" x 3-1/4"".  Step 4: Using the Sunflower Vine Border Punch, punch two borders from marigold diamonds designer paper. Adhere the border pieces to the piece of grid paper. Trim along the edges and excess with a scissors. Adhere these to the card. Step 5: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 5"" x 3-3/4"". Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut out the inside, leaving a 1/2"" frame. Adhere this frame to the card using Foam Squares. Step 6: Adhere stickers to the card, using Foam Squares for dimension. I Can Smell Border Step 1: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 2"". Use this as the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece of grid paper to measure 12"" x 1-3/4"". Adhere to the border. Step 3: Using the Sunflower Vine Border Punch, punch a border from Navy Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the border. Step 4: Using the Sunflower Vine Border Punch, punch one “segment”/punch from five different shades/patterns of paper. Offset each segment on the cardstock border, so that it looks like the cardstock is a slight shadow.  Step 5: Using the Sunflower Vine Border Punch, punch another segment of the same papers. Use a scissors to cut out the middles of the sunflower. Adhere to the middles of the sunflowers on the border with a small Foam Square. Step 6: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Stay Comfy Border Step 1: Cut a piece of marigold dots tonal paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 12"" for the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece of cardstock (any shade — you won’t see it) to measure 2-1/4"" x 12"".  Step 3: Cut seven pieces of various papers to measure 4"" x 1-3/4"". Adhere to the cardstock at an angle. Trim any excess with a scissors.  Step 4: Adhere the piece of cardstock with angled pieces to the border. Step 5: Using Sunflower Vine Border Punch, punch a border from Goldenrod Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the left edge of the border. Step 6: Cut a piece of burnt orange cable knit sweater designer paper to measure 3/4"" x 12"". Adhere to the top-left edge of the cardstock piece of the border as shown. Step 7: Run your fingernail along the some of the edges of the papers to distress.  Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Which of these sunflower crafts has you budding a smile? Will you be getting the Sunflower Vine Border Punch to make some scrapbook borders, DIY cards and other projects? Let us know in the comments — we'd love to hear from you! "," Sunflowers — a welcoming sight in gardens and fields, greeting the world with their brilliant sunrays petals, whether they're big and bright yellow blooms or shades of light pink, chocolate brown, two-tone burgundy and purple. And these basking and stately flowers have inspired a plethora of creative people — Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, English poet William Blake, actress Helen Mirren... and so many more! In fact, thes","Autumn, Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Fall, It's Fall Yall Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/SunflowerVine_BorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,66911 "Sketch Round-Up Sept. 6-19","Creative Memories","2021-09-19 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/19/sketch-round-up-sept-6-19/," Coming off of last weekend's Worldwide Virtual Crop, we can definitely say a lot of lovely layouts, pretty projects and brilliant beauties were made! (Kudos to you!) But even when these sketch challenges are completed and posted (psst, scroll through the Virtual Crop Facebook Group to see all the awesome projects that crafters like you submitted!), inspiration and innovation are always at your fingertips! Case and point — the Sketch Round-Up! In fact, we have four sketches to show to you that we hope you create AND make your own! Enjoy, scrappers! Sketch #1 This Passover sketch is a great way to showcase your Seder table over the spring observance. Follow along with this link to see how to make it! Sketch #2 Sketch #2 sure lays on the comfy vibes and heartwarming smiles! See how you can concoct this autumnally awesome layout by going to this blog post. Sketch #3 Fl-haunt your Halloween photos this year on this boo-tiful layout! Prep for this October occasion today with these easy-to-follow steps to craft it yourself. Sketch #4 Hankering to create a fall-themed border, but not sure where to start? Well, a great place to begin is this blog post! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Last week's Worldwide Virtual Crop was a smash hit, but we already have the next Virtual Crop on the brain! The October Virtual Crop will take place Oct. 8-9 (AU: 9-10 Oct.) with six superb sketches for you to take on. Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group if you haven't already — and keep sharing with friends and family — the group is already at 22.7K scrappers! The more, the merrier! ALSO — we have a Virtual Crop: Digital Edition lined up VERY soon on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page! Stay tuned for more info — you won't want to miss out on creating digital delights... and the chance to win prizes, too! "," Coming off of last weekend's Worldwide Virtual Crop, we can definitely say a lot of lovely layouts, pretty projects and brilliant beauties were made! (Kudos to you!) But even when these sketch challenges are completed and posted (psst, scroll through the Virtual Crop Facebook Group to see all the awesome projects that crafters like you submitted!), inspiration and innovation are always at your fingertips! Case and point — t","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,67796 "Portray Pink Power: Breast Cancer Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-09-17 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/17/portray-pink-power-breast-cancer-scrapbook-layout/," In 2020 alone, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer, and approximately 0.5-1% of breast cancer occurs in men, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In respect to the brave patients, strong survivors and loved ones we have lost, as well as the steadfast support of friends, family and caregivers along this journey, there is now the Powerful & Pink Theme Pack to observe the day-to-day fight and encouragement. And with next month being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, portray a little extra power, inspiration and tribute to those affected with this breast cancer scrapbook layout. Fight on! To create this layout you will need: Powerful & Pink Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Gemstone 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) Take a closer look at the Powerful & Pink Theme Pack in the video below! https://youtu.be/Wagza23R_ZI Step 1: Cut a 1"" hollow frame from the diagonal stripes paper. Cut the awareness ribbons paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to the diagonal stripes hollow frame. Step 2: Cut the hearts paper to measure 9"" x 9"" and adhere to the middle of the page. Step 3: Cut the Pink Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 4-1/4"". Crop photos to fit and adhere to the cardstock mat. Adhere the mat to the middle of the layout. Step 4: Using the outside edge of the smallest heart Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a heart from the diagonal stripes paper. Make sure that the stripes are in the horizontal position so that you can use it to journal on. Use the Blue Blade on the outside edge to cut a heart from the Pink Solid Cardstock. Layer and adhere the pieces slightly behind the photo mat. Step 5: Add stickers as shown, adhering some with Foam Squares. Will you be making this breast cancer support layout? Have you participated in walks and fun runs to raise funds and promote breast cancer awareness? Share your thoughts on stories down below! "," In 2020 alone, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer, and approximately 0.5-1% of breast cancer occurs in men, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In respect to the brave patients, strong survivors and loved ones we have lost, as well as the steadfast support of friends, family and caregivers along this journey, there is now the Powerful & Pink Theme Pack to observe the day-to-day fight a","Breast Cancer, Cancer, Page Layout, Pink, Powerful & Pink Theme Pack, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Theme Packs","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/PowerfulAndPink_Collection2_1920x1080.jpg,66925 "Layer on The Long Sleeves and Autumn Leaves With This Fall Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-09-16 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/16/layer-on-the-long-sleeves-and-autumn-leaves-with-this-fall-scrapbook-layout/," Autumn surely puts a spring in many people’s step… or should we say, crackles in our step due to walking on those crunchy fallen leaves! And as the weather and leaves begin to change, our wardrobes begin to warm up — comfy knitwear, denim, scarves and boots, just to name a few. This fresh crop of layered opportunities can also make its way to scrapbooking! It’s true! See for yourself how you can layer on the comfy vibes with this fall scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: It’s Fall, Y’all Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all 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)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the purple plaid designer paper as the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the marigold dots tonal paper to measure 11"" x 11"". Adhere at an angle on the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of the light woodgrain designer paper to measure 10"" x 10"". Adhere at an angle on the layout. Step 4: Using a scissors, cut off any excess that is hanging over the edges of the layout. Step 5: Cut a piece of the navy leaves tonal paper to measure 6"" x 10"". Adhere to the layout. Step 6: Cut three photo mats from the purple dots tonal paper to measure (1) 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"", (1) 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" and (1) 3-1/2"" x 4-1/2"". Adhere to the layout. Step 7: Cut a piece of the purple ledger lines tonal paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Adhere to the layout. Journal on this piece as desired with a Brown Dual-Tip Pen. Step 8: Adhere embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What is your go-to item to wear in autumn? What do like most about this layered fall scrapbook layout? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! "," Autumn surely puts a spring in many people’s step… or should we say, crackles in our step due to walking on those crunchy fallen leaves! And as the weather and leaves begin to change, our wardrobes begin to warm up — comfy knitwear, denim, scarves and boots, just to name a few. This fresh crop of layered opportunities can also make its way to scrapbooking! It’s true! See for yourself how you can layer on the comfy vib","Autumn, Fall, Family, It's Fall Yall Collection, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/itsfallyall_embellishments_1920x1080.jpg,66907 "Cast a Witch-CRAFTY Spell With This Halloween Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-09-15 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/15/cast-a-witch-crafty-spell-with-this-halloween-scrapbook-layout/," Calling all witches and wizards, ghouls and goblins… the spookiest month of the year is creeping upon us, which means Halloween is knocking at our door! And the newest Full Moon Fun collection is all treats, not tricks, to celebrate your memories of Halloween parties, carving pumpkins, trick-or-treating (and the either love-it or hate-it candy corn!), scary-movie sleepovers, hayrides and other autumn memories you want to fl-haunt. Let’s get into the spooky spirit by saying boo-ya to this Halloween scrapbook layout! To create these layout you’ll need: Full Moon Fun Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Full Moon Fun Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock 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 (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 closer look at the Full Moon Fun collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/HTzhKZtbTh8 Step 1: Use a piece of vine green plaid paper as the base for this layout. (Tip: Cut out the inside to conserve paper.) Step 2: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"". Cut a 12"" x 1-3/4"" strip of pumpkin orange scattered stars paper and cut in half lengthwise at an angle (using the photo as a guide). Place at the top of the cardstock. Repeat with candy corn stripes paper and place at the bottom of the layout. Step 3: Trim out the pumpkins border from the gridded Halloween paper and adhere above the candy corn stripes strip. Place a candy corns border sticker along the seam. Place the other candy corns border sticker along the pumpkin orange scattered stars seam. Using Micro-Tip Scissors, trim the edges flush with the cardstock. Mount the whole piece on the base. Step 4: Crop two photos to 5-1/2"" x 4"" and mount above the pumpkins border piece. Trim out the banners and bats mat from the gridded Halloween paper and mount on the layout. Step 5: Make pumpkins! Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade, cut an oval with the apple green dots and haunted house scene paper. Using the Blue Blade, cut an oval from a photo and mount on the larger oval. Using the inside edge of the third-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut ovals with both pumpkin orange pumpkins seeds and light yellow chevron papers. Using the Green Blade, cut ovals from two photos. Mount on the pumpkin orange pumpkins seeds and light yellow chevron ovals. Step 6: Using the inside edge of the third-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade, cut ovals with both green apple dots and haunted house scene and pumpkin orange pumpkin seeds papers. Cut eyes and nose from black cauldron night sky paper and mount on the pumpkins. Cut stems from various scraps and adhere to the tops of all pumpkins. Mount all to the layout as shown. Step 7: Add additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired. What traditions or events do you like to celebrate on and around Halloween? How will you be celebrating All Hallows' Eve this year? What is the most gourd-geous detail of this Halloween scrapbook layout? Cast your thoughts and opinions in the comment below! "," Calling all witches and wizards, ghouls and goblins… the spookiest month of the year is creeping upon us, which means Halloween is knocking at our door! And the newest Full Moon Fun collection is all treats, not tricks, to celebrate your memories of Halloween parties, carving pumpkins, trick-or-treating (and the either love-it or hate-it candy corn!), scary-movie sleepovers, hayrides and other autumn memories you want to fl","Halloween, Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Halloween,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/FullMoonFun_Collection_1920x1080.jpg,67739 "Headline Your Happy Days: Fall Scrapbook Layout With Letter Stickers","Krislyn Mattei","2021-09-14 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/14/headline-your-happy-days-fall-scrapbook-layout-with-letter-stickers/," Just like the title of a book when you peruse a bookstore or library, titles upon scrapbooking pages set to capture the interest of those about to view the folio. Scrapbook titles are an entry point to the story and theme. It draws the person in to your photographic memories. And if you’re wanting to add a finishing touch of title work to your layouts, then the ABC/123 Stickers Buffet is your starting point to label your layouts!From now until the 21st of September (or while supplies last), you can purchase limited-edition Serif ABC/123 Sticker Packs AND have the opportunity to earn exclusive Arcs & Wave Titletopias and Micro Sparkle Serif ABC/123 Sticker Packs. The Arcs & Wave Titletopia is a crafter’s must-have for creating titles using ABC/123 Stickers — you can use the top straight edge, the bottom wavy edge and the interior arcs to create perfectly aligned, one-of-a-kind titles for your pages. And the Micro Sparkle Serif ABC/123 Stickers are simply stunning for all types of crafts. Happy headlines all around! Check out this fall scrapbook layout that features letter stickers and the Arcs & Wave Titletopia — you’re sure to fall in love with it!And for promo details: US | CA | AU To create this layout you will need: It’s Fall, Y’all Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy and Micro Sparkle Serif ABC/123 Stickers — Exclusive in ABC/123 Stickers BuffetArcs & Wave Titletopia — Exclusive in ABC/123 Stickers BuffetCustom Cutting System with Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Multi-Purpose Tool 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 lined woodgrain designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 9-1/2"" x 9"" piece of navy fall forest designer paper. Adhere to the layout, about 3/4″ from the bottom of the base. Cut two 1/2"" x 9"" strips of marigold diamonds designer paper and adhere to the left and right edges of the navy fall forest piece. Step 3: Cut three 4-1/4"" x 4"" pieces of burnt orange leaves tonal paper and adhere to the layout as shown. Crop three photos to 4"" x 3-3/4"" and mount on the burnt orange leaves pieces. Step 4: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 4"" piece of marigold diamonds designer paper and mount on the layout. Cut a 4"" x 3-3/4"" piece of a grid tonal paper. Using the inside edge of the diamond Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern and the Red Blade, cut out a piece of burnt orange leaves tonal paper. Adhere to the top of the grid piece as shown to resemble a pocket flap. Trim the edges and mount on the marigold diamonds piece. Step 5: Align and place Navy Serif ABC/123 stickers on the interior swell arc of the Arcs & Wave Titletopia to spell out a title — place on the top of the layout, press letters down and carefully remove the Arcs & Wave Titletopia. Press down completely. Step 6: Align and place Micro Sparkle Serif ABC/123 stickers on the straight edge of the Arcs & Wave Titletopia to spell out a name — place on the orange leaves pocket flap, press down and carefully remove the Titletopia. Press down completely. Step 7: Adhere embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired. What are your thoughts on this fall scrapbook layout? Will you take part in the ABC/123 Stickers Buffet and make layouts and projects with the letter stickers? Give a shout-out in the comments below!And for more details on this exclusive promo: US | CA | AU "," Just like the title of a book when you peruse a bookstore or library, titles upon scrapbooking pages set to capture the interest of those about to view the folio. Scrapbook titles are an entry point to the story and theme. It draws the person in to your photographic memories. And if you’re wanting to add a finishing touch of title work to your layouts, then the ABC/123 Stickers Buffet is your starting point to label your la","ABC/123 Stickers, Autumn, Fall, Family, It's Fall Yall Collection, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Titletopia","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ABC123_StickerBuffet_Layout_794x474-4.jpg,67684 "Prepare for World Cardmaking Day: #CardBONUS Sketch Challenge","Creative Memories","2021-09-13 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/13/prepare-for-world-cardmaking-day-cardbonus-sketch-challenge/," This past weekend was a September to remember — the Worldwide Virtual Crop was a huge success, and that’s all thanks to you and the thousands of crafters from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan! Want to keep the worldwide fun going? Well, you’re in luck, for World Cardmaking Day is the first Saturday of October! And to prepare for this global handicraft happening, we have a #CardBONUS challenge that you can take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! Check out the SIX sketches below and put your own spin on delightful DIY designs and great greetings for birthdays, anniversaries, the upcoming Christmas season and more (AND tell us who you'll be sending the card to as well when you post your projects on the Facebook Group!), and you might just be a lucky prize winner! #CardBONUS Challenge This challenge has SIX sketches with example completed cards using all different collections! How to Participate: Review the six 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 card(s) using whatever products you have on-hand. 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, Oct. 3, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 4 Oct. at 3:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #CardBONUS1, #CardBONUS2, etc., and who you will be sending it to, for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 6 lucky winners total — 1 winner per sketch.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Oct. 7 at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Card Kit!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 1 participant for each sketch. 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. 7, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #CardBONUS1 Cards created by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor Product used: Botanical Burst collection, Denim Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack & Happy Camper collectionWant step-by-step instructions for creating this card? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #CardBONUS2 Cards created by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor Product used: Full Moon Fun collection & Summertime collectionWant step-by-step instructions for creating this card? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 3 — #CardBONUS3 Cards created by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor Product used: Sparks of Magic collection & Happy Camper collectionWant step-by-step instructions for creating this card? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 4 — #CardBONUS4 Cards created by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor Product used: It's Fall, Y'all collection & You Got This collection Want step-by-step instructions for creating this card? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 5 — #CardBONUS5 Cards created by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor Promo product used: Sparks of Magic collection & Full Moon Fun collectionWant step-by-step instructions for creating this card? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 6 — #CardBONUS6 Cards created by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor Promo product used: Sparks of Magic collection & It's Fall, Y'all collectionWant step-by-step instructions for creating this card? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Instructions for #CardBONUS1 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 with the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. (Alternatively, use a card from the Blank Card Kit.) Step 2: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" piece of paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 4"" piece of paper and adhere on top. Step 3: Cut a 1-3/4"" (or 2-1/4"") x 4"" strip of paper and adhere it to the right side of the card. Cut a border sticker or laser-cut border into three 4"" pieces. Adhere to the left side of the card. Step 4: Add embellishments. Instructions for #CardBONUS2 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 with the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. (Alternatively, use a card from the Blank Card Kit.) Step 2: Cut four 1-1/16"" x 5-1/2"" strips of paper and adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Cut three 1-1/16"" x 3-1/2"" strips of paper. Using scissors, cut a notch in one end of each at different lengths. Adhere to the card. Step 4: Embellish as desired. Instructions for #CardBONUS3 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 with the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. (Alternatively, use a card from the Blank Card Kit.) Step 2: Cut a 5-1/4"" x 4"" piece of paper and adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Using the Starry Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with Black Solid Cardstock. Trim to 5-1/2"" x 1-3/4"" and punch the other side. Step 4: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 2"" piece of paper. Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut three circles at regular intervals along the middle of the strip. Adhere over the starry border and mount on the card. Cut two 5-1/2"" x 1/4"" strips of striped paper. Adhere along top and bottom of the strip. Step 5: Embellish as desired. Instructions for #CardBONUS4 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 with the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. (Alternatively, use a card from the Blank Card Kit.) Step 2: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" piece of paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of paper and adhere on top. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from paper. Cut another circle from a different paper using the Blue Blade. Adhere the larger circle on the card and top with the smaller circle. Step 4: Punch two 4-1/4"" border strips with different papers. Adhere to the border. Step 5: Embellish as desired. Instructions for #CardBONUS5 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 with the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. (Alternatively, use a card from the Blank Card Kit.) Step 2: Cut a 5-1/4"" x 2-3/4"" piece of paper and use the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer to cut the bottom edge. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 1-1/2"" strip of paper and use the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer to cut the top edge. Adhere both to the border, leaving a swell space between as shown. Step 3: Add stickers and embellishments as desired. Instructions for #CardBONUS6 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 with the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. (Alternatively, use a card from the Blank Card Kit.) Step 2: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" piece of paper and adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Cut two 1"" x 5-3/8"" strips of paper and two 1"" x 4-1/8"" strips of paper. Punch one short end of each using the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch. Adhere to the edges of the card, overlapping as shown. Step 4: Embellish as desired. Remember, you have until Sunday, Oct. 3, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 4 Oct. at 3:59pm AEDT) to complete your card(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #CardBONUS1, #CardBONUS2, etc., and who you will be sending it to) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! "," This past weekend was a September to remember — the Worldwide Virtual Crop was a huge success, and that’s all thanks to you and the thousands of crafters from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan! Want to keep the worldwide fun going? Well, you’re in luck, for World Cardmaking Day is the first Saturday of October! And to prepare for this global handicraft happening, we have a #CardBONUS challenge th","Card Making, Card Sketch, Cards, Scrapbooking Sketch","Card Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Card-Bonus-Creative-Memories.jpg,67588 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #12","Creative Memories","2021-09-11 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-12-2/," Thank you to everyone who participated in the September Worldwide Virtual Crop! We are so inspired by the oodles of layouts you have submitted. Remember, you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit your projects. Let's end this international bonanza on a fabulous note — it’s time for 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 Tuscan Teal Leaves Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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. 16, at 3pm CT. View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ TUTORIAL: Learn some fun techniques and layout ideas for this sketch with CM Advisor Debbie Martin. https://youtu.be/XLRsDDJ6lmc Debbie Martin is a wife, mom, grandma and scrapbook-loving girl! She has been an Advisor for 24 years and loves helping her customers and team finish albums and achieve goals with their scrapbooking and businesses. Created by Debbie Martin – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Sparks of Magic Karen Mahoney lives in Pepperell, Mass. She’s married and has three adult children and three grandkids. Karen has loved Creative Memories’ products since the late ​​’90s when she was a Consultant on and off for years. In February 2015, she became an Advisor with the new company and has never looked back. Created by Karen Mahoney – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: It's Fall, Y'all Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch from Debbie Martin! 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, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Thank you to everyone who participated in the September Worldwide Virtual Crop! We are so inspired by the oodles of layouts you have submitted. Remember, you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit your projects. Let's end this international bonanza on a fabulous note — it’s time for Challenge #12! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read t","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Sketch12_KarenMahoney_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,67448 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #11","Creative Memories","2021-09-11 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-11-2/," Everyone deserves a round of applause — this Worldwide Virtual Crop has been amazing! We hope you have been enjoying the sketch challenges. And if you’re just joining us now, WELCOME! Let’s make these last two challenges count — it’s time to 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 Tuscan Teal Leaves Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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. 16, at 3pm CT. View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ TUTORIAL: Get a few tips and techniques on this sketch with CM Advisor Darcy Magbanua. https://youtu.be/cOkDJ0ztTYg Darcy Magbanua joined old CM in July 2002. As soon as she found out that CM was back, Darcy jumped on board with the U.S.-based company and later made the move to CM Canada when the new site launched. She grew up surrounded by photo albums of family past and present, which encouraged her love for scrapbooking and sharing memories with loved ones. Created by Darcy Magbanua – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Croptoberfest 2021 Melissa Trosko was first introduced to Creative Memories in 2004 — she wanted to learn how to make an album of her wedding. She knew right away this was going to be her hobby and has been scrapbooking ever since. Melissa became an Advisor in 2020 and says it has been very rewarding — it has enabled her to share her passion with others. Created by Melissa Trosko – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Party Time! 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, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Everyone deserves a round of applause — this Worldwide Virtual Crop has been amazing! We hope you have been enjoying the sketch challenges. And if you’re just joining us now, WELCOME! Let’s make these last two challenges count — it’s time to 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","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Sketch11_DarcyMagbanua_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,67439 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #10","Creative Memories","2021-09-11 05:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-10-2/," Nine challenges down, but there are three awesome sketches yet to go this weekend! Show us what you've got with Challenge #10! 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 Tuscan Teal Leaves Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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. 16, at 3pm CT. View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ TUTORIAL: Learn how to use the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer to frame your scrapbook layouts with CM Advisor Michie Amano. https://youtu.be/1IURZwLpoXg Michie Amano has five kids and loves taking photos of them. When she makes an album, she revisits and treasures her kids' happy moments. Her family also loves seeing the albums she makes. She plans to share memory-keeping with many mothers and wants to continue to make family albums until she’s a grandmother. Created by Michie Amano – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Spring Cottage Hiromi Ishikawa is from Aichi. She discovered Creative Memories when her daughters were two years old and two months old. She loves the CM products, as well as the joy that albums bring for her kids, family and friends. She looks forward to meeting more people and to help preserve their memories in albums.  Created by Hiromi Ishikawa – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Mermaid Cove 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, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Nine challenges down, but there are three awesome sketches yet to go this weekend! Show us what you've got with Challenge #10! 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&","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/MichieAmano_FinalLayout_2.jpg,67435 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #9","Creative Memories","2021-09-11 01:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-9-2/," Challenge #9 is mighty fine... and we can't wait to see what you create! No matter your skill level or experience, scrapbooking is such a blast to do. Keep those creative ideas flowing and say hello to the next sketch challenge! 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 Tuscan Teal Leaves Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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. 16, at 3pm CT. View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ TUTORIAL: Wondering how to get started with this sketch? Check out some tips and techniques with CM Advisor Jennene Doyle. https://youtu.be/put-MqHozPo 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 and to read aloud all that she has written. Now with a grandchild, the photos still 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: Staycation Katarina Thorn has been scrapbooking for 18 years. She wanted to record her children growing up and her memories of them — and she gives them their own albums when they turn 18. Her kids love looking through all the albums she has created and talking about what they have done as a family. Created by Katarina Thorn – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Summertime 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, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Challenge #9 is mighty fine... and we can't wait to see what you create! No matter your skill level or experience, scrapbooking is such a blast to do. Keep those creative ideas flowing and say hello to the next sketch challenge! 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","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Sketch9_JenneneDoyle_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,67420 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #8","Creative Memories","2021-09-10 21:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-8-2/," Creativity, community and connection (and a hefty amount of Tape Runner adhesive!) has clearly been evident with this global virtual event. Waiting for you right now is another two-page spread to show off your artsy skills. Get ready, get set... go! 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 Tuscan Teal Leaves Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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. 16, at 3pm CT. View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ TUTORIAL: Learn how to create the oval mandala burst borders with CM Advisor Midori Nishikohri. https://youtu.be/TB2z1v4G9ho Midori Nishikohri has three kids and enjoys making individual albums for all of them. Currently, she’s creating her marriage album and is also remaking some childhood albums. She is a big fan of WWVC and is so happy to be a part of this event and to connect with many CM fans around the world. Created by Midori Nishikohri – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Art Nouveau When Yoshiko Ohno first found CM, she wanted to make an album about living overseas. Now, she enjoys making albums of her kids’ school activities and their everyday life. She always looks forward to new products and collections every month. She likes to journal and to let her kids know how much she loves them. Created by Yoshiko Ohno – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Homestead 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, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Creativity, community and connection (and a hefty amount of Tape Runner adhesive!) has clearly been evident with this global virtual event. Waiting for you right now is another two-page spread to show off your artsy skills. Get ready, get set... go! 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/2021/09/Sept2021WWVC_MidoriNshigohri_FinalLayout_2.jpg,67394 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #7","Creative Memories","2021-09-10 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-7-2/," We're already on Challenge #7, which means we're over halfway through the September Worldwide Virtual Crop! But fear not, there's still plenty of scrapbooking and crafting to be done, so freshen up your beverage, stretch a little bit and corral some more supplies. Here we go with another great sketch! 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 Tuscan Teal Leaves Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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. 16, at 3pm CT. View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tips and techniques on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Deborah Kozlovic. https://youtu.be/nrQrRoenTOY Deborah Kozlovic is from the Sunshine Coast in Australia. She was first introduced to Creative Memories in 2000 when she attended her first workshop. She has been an Advisor since 2015 and has created family, Christmas and holiday albums, as well as baby albums for each of her children, and is currently creating a baby album for her granddaughter. She enjoys helping others preserve their memories in their albums. Created by Deborah Kozlovic – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: You Got This Juliet Lee loves Creative Memories, as she is her family’s pictorial history-keeper. The thought that future generations will know how we lived, loved and shared laughter makes her proud. Created by Juliet Lee – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Boho Escape Here are two more fun ideas on how to use this sketch from Advisor Deborah Kozlovic! 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, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," We're already on Challenge #7, which means we're over halfway through the September Worldwide Virtual Crop! But fear not, there's still plenty of scrapbooking and crafting to be done, so freshen up your beverage, stretch a little bit and corral some more supplies. Here we go with another great sketch! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Sketch7_JulietLee_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,67392 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2021-09-10 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-6-2/," Scrapbooking virtually with people from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan is pretty cool — have you invited any friends, family or first-time scrappers to this global party? Send them an invite so they can join in on the fun! Remember, submissions aren’t due until 11:59pm CT on Sunday, so there is a lot scrapbooking to get in on. And with that, here is Challenge #6! Let's go! 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 Tuscan Teal Leaves Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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. 16, at 3pm CT. View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ TUTORIAL: Learn how to create a tutu using the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set with CM Advisor Krista French. https://youtu.be/YcZPSYk2ACM Krista French has been scrapbooking for about 18 years. She loves the creative and social part of scrapbooking. Her most beloved themes to scrapbook are her family and the outdoors. Created by Krista French – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Outta This World TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to make curled paper flowers for your scrapbook layouts with CM Advisor Michelle Bernard. https://youtu.be/lXfQPd0hmog Michelle Bernard’s first experience with scrapbooking was in 2006 after she took her first international trip to the Dominican Republic. Her best friend convinced Michelle to use her tools, sit at her table and work on a trip album (7x7 at that time). After that album, she was hooked. She has now been to the Dominican Republic 12 times, as well as many other locations like Turkey, Croatia, Italy, Greece and Portugal. During the pandemic (and a layoff) Michelle created some everyday albums to pass the time and has completed more than eight 12x12 albums. Created by Michelle Bernard – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Homestead 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, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Scrapbooking virtually with people from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan is pretty cool — have you invited any friends, family or first-time scrappers to this global party? Send them an invite so they can join in on the fun! Remember, submissions aren’t due until 11:59pm CT on Sunday, so there is a lot scrapbooking to get in on. And with that, here is Challenge #6! Let's go! For a refresher on Virtual Crop ins","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Sketch6_KristaFrench_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,67384 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2021-09-10 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-5-2/," Four challenges may be down, but there's so much to go with this WWVC! Lined up and ready for you now is Challenge #5 — how will YOU put your own unique spin on it?! 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 Tuscan Teal Leaves Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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. 16, at 3pm CT. View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ TUTORIAL: Square up this sketch using the plaid patterned paper from the Sparks of Magic collection with CM Advisor Bev DeBono. https://youtu.be/dKbOyyzwIkQ Bev DeBono has been a CM Advisor for 20-plus years and has created more than 100 CM albums. She lives in Madison, N.J., and enjoys teaching Zoom classes and in-person crops. Created by Bev DeBono – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Sparks of Magic Susan Sturgis is a mom of eight and grandma to seven. She has been scrapbooking since 1997 when a friend introduced her to Creative Memories. She has enjoyed creating albums and saving memories for her family. Created by Susan Sturgis– Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Botanical Burst 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, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Four challenges may be down, but there's so much to go with this WWVC! Lined up and ready for you now is Challenge #5 — how will YOU put your own unique spin on it?! 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 Worl","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Sketch5_SusanSturgis_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,67370 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2021-09-10 05:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-4-2/," Have you been chatting and sharing scrapbooking ideas with fellow scrappers during this Worldwide Virtual Crop? You never know where your next spark of inspiration may come from! Speaking of inspiration, it's time for another sketch challenge — here we go with 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 Tuscan Teal Leaves Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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. 16, at 3pm CT. View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to interpret and create this sketch from start to finish with CM Advisor Tammy McEwen. https://youtu.be/8dBzYhkrAPM Tammy McEwen is a Creative Memories Advisor from London, Ontario, Canada, and fell in love with CM in 1997. Married to her high school sweetheart, Tammy has created over 100 albums celebrating their family, two children, pets, heritage and vacations, and given many as gifts. She loves helping people get their photos into albums, is dedicated to supporting her CM Advisor team and is grateful for the meaningful friendships and opportunities CM has brought into her life. When she isn’t sharing CM, she can be found hanging out with family, binge-watching Netflix (with Doritos and wine), walking local trails, taking nature photos and scrapbooking, of course! Created by Tammy McEwen – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: It's Fall, Y'all Sherry Lewin has been a Creative Memories Advisor since 1999. She loves helping others connect with their photos and celebrate life through album making. She loves what she does and does what she loves — create, connect and celebrate every day! Created by Sherry Lewin – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Happy Camper 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, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Have you been chatting and sharing scrapbooking ideas with fellow scrappers during this Worldwide Virtual Crop? You never know where your next spark of inspiration may come from! Speaking of inspiration, it's time for another sketch challenge — here we go with Challenge #4! 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/2021/09/Sketch4_TammyMcEwen_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,67354 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2021-09-10 01:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-3-2/," Woot, woot! We're loving all the awesome creativity so far... and we've only just begun! There are plenty of challenges on the docket, but right now, it's time to tackle 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 Tuscan Teal Leaves Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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. 16, at 3pm CT. View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ TUTORIAL: Create a layered border using the Border Maker System with CM Advisor Jacqui Scott. https://youtu.be/5lQdXAFX6ww Jacqui Scott has been a scrapbooker since 2001 and first joined Creative Memories in March 2002. She fell in love with paper crafting right from the start. She loves trying new layouts and learning from others. Created by Jacqui Scott – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Emerald Gemstone TUTORIAL: Learn three different ways to create this scrapbook sketch (along with a great analogy!) with CM Advisor Alison Cole. https://youtu.be/pxh5HMQga3o Alison Cole attended her first scrapbooking class 20 years ago. When Alison, who lives in Belmont, New South Wales, Australia, is not busy designing and creating layouts, planning workshops and retreats, she is a busy mother of four and is a full-time nurse. She is always inspired by the women who join her and the circles of support and friendships that develop. Alison is driven by her passion to preserve her family's precious life memories and loves helping others do the same. Created by Alison Cole – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: You Got This Here are two more ideas on how to use this sketch to create a two-page spread from Advisor Alison Cole! 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, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Woot, woot! We're loving all the awesome creativity so far... and we've only just begun! There are plenty of challenges on the docket, but right now, it's time to tackle 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 challe","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Sketch3_JacquiScott_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,67334 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2021-09-09 21:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/09/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-2-2/," We can tell this Worldwide Virtual Crop will be a September to remember — that first sketch challenge was a huge success (and a ton of fun to do!). Let's see what you have up your creative sleeve 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 Tuscan Teal Leaves Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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. 16, at 3pm CT. View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ TUTORIAL: Learn how to frame your layouts with torn edges using a tearing tool with CM Advisor Saori Murakami. https://youtu.be/1jFFDRpmlBk Saori Murakami was first introduced to CM when she was pregnant with her son — he’s now 17 years old and Saori also has a 14-year-old daughter — and has been making albums since then. After 17 years, her very first albums are still in her living room and are in great condition. Her love of making albums has not changed and she loves the people she meets while doing so. Created by Saori Murakami – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Seaside Yuka Yamamoto first found out about CM when she was pregnant with her son — she wanted to document her family’s precious memories, photos and stories in albums. Her son is now three, and she’s currently working on her family’s eighth album. She looks forward to making many more albums. Created by Yuka Yamamoto – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Planes, Automobiles & Trains (Trains) 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, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," We can tell this Worldwide Virtual Crop will be a September to remember — that first sketch challenge was a huge success (and a ton of fun to do!). Let's see what you have up your creative sleeve 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 Challeng","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Sept2021WWVC_SaoriMurakami_FinalLayout.jpg,67323 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2021-09-09 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/09/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-1-2/," Hello, scrappers, and welcome to the September 2021 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 pretty unbe-leaf-able!) Well, enough talk, so let's get to it — here is Challenge #1 to kick off this global get-together! 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 Tuscan Teal Leaves Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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. 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 “Discussion” 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 “Announcements” 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 Group AND add the correct hashtag with your post: #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, #SeptWWVC3, 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 #WWVC2021 or #CreativeMemories, but BE SURE to include #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, etc., so we can find your post. For Instagram users, you will need to add #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, 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. 12 at 11:59pm CT. View challenge times in your time zone here. Keep refreshing the Virtual Crop Facebook Group to see others' masterpieces! TUTORIAL: Check out a fun twist on this sketch by using the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer to create a square frame with CM Advisor Meggan Jacks. https://youtu.be/L5Ko2fPTL7c Meggan Jacks lives just north of Seattle, Wash., with her husband and three children. She joined Creative Memories in 2017 and discovered in 2020 that she loves teaching virtual scrapbooking classes and sharing tips and tricks on how to get the most out of Creative Memories tools.  Created by Meggan Jacks – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: It's Fall, Y'all When Ellen Evanoff started with Creative Memories, she just wanted to continue a lifelong love of scrapbooking but fell in love with the products. She started scrapping with a few besties around the dining room table with a bottle of wine, and the products sold themselves. After 22 years, she loves Creative Memories even more and achieves goals she never expected. Created by Ellen Evanoff – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Art Nouveau 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, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #SeptWWVC1, #SeptWWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Hello, scrappers, and welcome to the September 2021 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 pretty unbe-leaf-able!) Well, enough talk, so let's get to it — here is Challenge #1 to kick off this global get-together! Creative Memories Advisors from around the world have created layouts for YOU! Every 4 hours, you wil","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/sept_wwvc_794x474_cm.jpg,67149 "Hit the Books With These Back-to-School DIY Bookmarks","Krislyn Mattei","2021-09-08 16:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/08/hit-the-books-with-these-back-to-school-diy-bookmarks/," It’s that time of year again — school is back in session in North America! And a new school year means new school supplies, so why not corral the kiddos to craft a few of their own? With reading assignments and textbook studies already in the pipeline, your A+ bookworms are going to need to mark their places in their books and to keep the chapters moving forward! Back to school is totally cool with these DIY bookmarks that you and your students, kiddos, grandkids (and yourself!) can make — from corner flags to popsicle markers… no more dog-earing the corners! To create these bookmarks, you will need: Any papers & stickers — Theme Packs work great!Theme Packs or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Paper & Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Paper & Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Lined Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cardstock:White, Blue & Aqua Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tools:Frame 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)Mini Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)PencilOther Supplies: Hole punch, ribbon, string, round magnets, large paper clips, popsicle stick or anything else you can think of! Paper Clip Bookmark Step 1: Cut a 2"" x 6"" strip of any patterned paper. Step 2: Fold the paper in half. Notch the ends into a flag shape. Step 3: Slide through a large paper clip. Adhere the layers together. Step 4: Apply stickers as desired. Ice Pop Bookmark Step 1: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 8-1/4"" piece of patterned paper. Step 2: Fold the paper in half. Using a scissor, round the edges as desired. Step 3: Place a popsicle stick between the layers. Adhere together using the Precision Point Adhesive Pen and Tape Runner. Step 4: Apply stickers as desired. Magnetic Flap Bookmark Step 1: Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of cardstock. Fold in half. Step 2: Adhere a round magnet to the inside of both the top and bottom of the cardstock so they match up. Step 3: Cut a 1-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" strip of any patterned paper. Adhere to the front of the bookmark. Add stickers. Step 4: Cut a 1-3/4"" x 4-1/4"" strip of white lined designer paper. Adhere to the inside of the bookmark. Add stickers as desired. Pocket Bookmark Step 1: Cut a 2"" x 6"" piece of cardstock for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 4-3/4"" piece of patterned paper. Place one long edge on the 45-degree mark on the 12-inch Trimmer with the top corner on the cutting edge. Cut off the corner. Step 3: Score each side of the pocket at 1/4"" and fold in. Apply Mini Tape Runner Adhesive to the folded edges, as well as the bottom, and adhere the pocket to the base. Step 4: Cut a 1-3/4"" x 5-1/2"" strip of patterned paper. Snip the top corners. Punch a hole in the top and loop string through and knot. Slip into the pocket. Write ""Books:"" at the top of this piece. Step 5: Apply stickers as desired. Scraps Bookmark Step 1: Cut a 2"" x 6"" strip of cardstock for the base. Step 2: Cut a bunch of strips from several different patterned papers. Adhere to the base. Trim off the excess. Step 3: Apply stickers. Punch a hole in the top and loop a ribbon through. Geometric Corner Bookmarks Large Corner Bookmark Step 1: Cut a 4""-wide strip of patterned paper. Punch one end twice. Trim the rest of the strip off to 3"". Step 2: Fold in the bottom corners to create a triangle. Trace the triangle shape onto patterned paper scraps and cut out. Adhere to the folded-in side of the bookmark, creating a corner pocket. Step 3: Apply stickers as desired. Small Corner Bookmark Step 1: Cut a 2""-wide strip of patterned paper. Punch one end. Trim the rest of the strip off to 2"". Step 2: Fold in the bottom corners to create a triangle. Trace the triangle shape onto designer paper scraps and cut out. Adhere to the folded-in side of the bookmark, creating a corner pocket. Step 3: Apply stickers as desired. Which of these back-to-school DIY bookmarks do you like most? Will you be making these with your kids for their textbooks? Let us know in the comments — we love your input! "," It’s that time of year again — school is back in session in North America! And a new school year means new school supplies, so why not corral the kiddos to craft a few of their own? With reading assignments and textbook studies already in the pipeline, your A+ bookworms are going to need to mark their places in their books and to keep the chapters moving forward! Back to school is totally cool with these DIY bookmarks tha","Bookmarks, Creative Memories, Kids, Paper Crafts, Project Ideas, School","Paper Crafts,Project Ideas,School,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Back-to-School-Bookmarks-Creative-Memories15.jpg,64595 "Sketch Round-Up Aug. 23-Sept. 5","Creative Memories","2021-09-05 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/05/sketch-round-up-aug-23-sept-5/," We’re feeling all the scrapbook-y warm and fuzzies — these last few weeks have been brimming with packed promos, cool collections, Croptoberfest bonanzas… and so much more! In between all these awesome offers and crafty celebrations, take a little time for yourself and stretch your creative muscles with sketches — like these four inspiring standouts! Sketch #1 Go off the grid (or actually, follow this grid layout!) by reading this blog post! Sketch #2 Outfitting your memories with denim is totally trendy! Make this fashion statement of a layout for yourself by clicking on this link! Sketch #3 Bundle up — this sketch is sure to bring on the autumnal appeal! Simply follow along to the steps in this blog post to create it today! Sketch #4 Oh my gourd-ness! Now that is project worth fall-ing for! Stay tuned — it'll be posted on the blog very soon! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Drumroll, please... the Worldwide Virtual Crop is nearly here! In fact, this global get-together will take place Sept. 9-11 (AU: 10-12 Sept.) with 12 amazing sketch challenges for you to take on. (Psst, that's a sketch every four hours!) Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group if you haven't already — and you'll definitely want to tell your friends and family to join as well! "," We’re feeling all the scrapbook-y warm and fuzzies — these last few weeks have been brimming with packed promos, cool collections, Croptoberfest bonanzas… and so much more! In between all these awesome offers and crafty celebrations, take a little time for yourself and stretch your creative muscles with sketches — like these four inspiring standouts! Sketch #1 Go off the grid (or actually, follow this ","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,67001 "Harvest Crisp Creations With These Fall Scrapbook Borders and Card",melissaullmann,"2021-09-03 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/03/harvest-crisp-creations-with-these-fall-scrapbook-borders-and-card/," “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” — F. Scott FitzgeraldSo many writers, artists and other creative individuals have long been inspired by the sensational time of year that is autumn — crisp breezes and even crisper apples, golden sunlight and beautifully painted treetops of orange, red and burnt sienna. If you’re yearning to embrace the season with open (flannel- or sweater-clad!) arms, then get started with these fall scrapbook borders and card! To create these borders and card, you will need: It’s Fall, Y’all Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Must Have Laser Title Embellishments - Pack 3 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green & Black Solid Cardstocks 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 all the Must Have Laser Title Embellishments - Pack 3 in the video below! https://youtu.be/9TxvmlV--og Hello Card Step 1: Cut a piece of the Dark Green Solid Cardstock to measure 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Score at 4-1/4"" with the Scoring Blade. Fold in half. Step 2: Cut a piece of a grid tonal paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"".  Step 3: Adhere a navy border sticker vertically on the left side of the grid paper. Step 4: Cut two pieces of burnt orange cable knit sweater designer paper to measure 1/4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere along the sides of the navy border sticker. Step 5: Cut a piece of marigold dots tonal paper to measure 4"" x 1-3/4"". Adhere to the grid paper. Step 6: Cut a piece of olive green dashed stripes designer paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 1-1/2"". Adhere to the marigold dots piece. Step 7: Cut a piece of purple dots tonal paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 1"". Adhere to the olive green piece. Step 8: Adhere the “Hello” laser cut title embellishments to the purple paper. Step 9: Adhere leaf stickers, using Foam Squares for added dimension. Life Memories Border Step 1: Cut a piece of olive green dashed stripes designer paper to measure 12"" x 2-1/2"" for the base of the border.  Step 2: Cut a piece of navy gingham designer paper to measure 11-1/4"" x 2"". Adhere to the border. Step 3: Using the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut from the inside edge with the Blue Blade on marigold dots tonal paper. Adhere this piece behind “Life” laser title embellishment. Step 4: Using the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut from the inside edge with the Green Blade on burnt orange leaves tonal paper. Adhere behind the “Life” laser title embellishment. Step 5: Cut a piece of navy gingham designer paper to measure 3"" x 3/4"". Adhere behind the “Memories” laser title embellishment. Step 6: Cut a piece of burnt orange leaves tonal paper to measure 3-1/2"" x 1"". Adhere behind the “Memories” laser title embellishment. Step 7: Adhere the laser title embellishments to the border using Foam Squares. Step 8: Cut the leaves border sticker to fit behind the laser title embellishments. Step 9: Adhere embellishments/stickers to the border. The Best Border Step 1: Cut a piece of Black Solid Cardstock to measure 1-1/2"" x 12"" for the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece of multi-hued stripes designer paper to measure 1-1/4"" x 12"". Adhere to the border. Step 3: Cut four pieces of various tonal papers to measure 2"" x 3"". Layer on top of each other, offsetting each piece. Step 4: Cut a piece of burnt orange leaves tonal paper to measure 1-1/4"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere behind the “The best” part of the laser title embellishment. Step 5: Cut a piece of marigold dots tonal paper to measure 1-1/4"" x 1/4"". Adhere behind the arrow part of the laser title embellishment.  Step 6: Adhere the laser title and stickers/embellishments the border using Foam Squares on some for dimension. Tell us one thing that draws you in the most on each of these fall scrapbook borders and card! What is your most treasured autumn memory or activity? Give a shout-out in the comments! "," “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” — F. Scott FitzgeraldSo many writers, artists and other creative individuals have long been inspired by the sensational time of year that is autumn — crisp breezes and even crisper apples, golden sunlight and beautifully painted treetops of orange, red and burnt sienna. If you’re yearning to embrace the season with open (flannel- or sweater-clad!) arms, th","Autumn, Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Fall, It's Fall Yall Collection, Laser Cut Embellishments, Must Have Laser Title Embellishments, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/musthavelasertitles3_1920x1080.jpg,66914 "Ferris Wheel Craft: Make a Scrapbook Layout with Pockets","Creative Memories","2021-09-02 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/02/ferris-wheel-craft-make-a-scrapbook-layout-with-pockets/," Originally the American answer to the Eiffel Tower, the Ferris wheel has been a hallmark of summertime fun since 1893. Ferris wheels truly are icons at county and state fairs, amusement parks and some boardwalks with their aerial panorama and dazzling neon lights. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu had this high-in-the-sky ride (the best ride, in her opinion!) on her mind, so she created a Ferris wheel craft that took her memories to great heights! (Plus, the gondolas or passenger cars of the Ferris wheel are actually pockets!) Round up your supplies and make this scrapbook layout today — this is your ticket to creativity! Sachiyo’s Inspiration Do you remember the first roller coaster ride in your life? I still remember when I first rode a roller coaster. The ride looked so innocent from the outside that I thought it would become a fun magical ride… and just like that, my roller coaster phobia started! I still love to go to an amusement park with my family but the only “ride” I enjoy is a Ferris wheel. Are you a roller coaster enthusiast or not a big fan of thrilling rides?    To create this layout you will need: Sparks of Magic Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Aqua, Black, Cranberry, Goldenrod & White Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Fairgrounds Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with the Starry Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with the Jumbo Circle Pattern or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder 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)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of White Shimmer Solid Cardstock as the base of this layout. Cut the red hearts designer paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and mount on top of the base. Cut the cream plaid tonal paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and add to the page. Step 2: Punch a border using the Fairgrounds Border Punch with Black Solid Cardstock and add near the bottom of the page. Trim the excess. Step 3: Cut a ring using the outside edge of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern with the Blue and Green Blades from Black Solid Cardstock. Add it to the page. Step 4: Cut three strips from Black Solid Cardstock to measure 1/8"" x 12"". Add to the cut-out ring and trim the excess. Step 5: Cut the black diagonal lines laser-cut mat and two variety mats — one large black variety mat and one small stars variety mat — in half. Using the 2-Way Corner Rounder, round the corners of the black variety mat as shown. Adhere the smaller stars variety mat along the top edge of the black variety mat. Using the Precision Point Adhesive Pen, apply glue on three edges of each mat to make a ""gondola"" pocket as shown. Add three gondola pockets to the page. Step 6: Punch a border using the Starry Border Maker Cartridge with Aqua and Cranberry Solid Cardstocks. Cut the aqua border to measure 1"" x 4-7/8"" and adhere along the top edge of a gondola pocket. Randomly add cranberry cut-out stars to the border as shown. Step 7: Cut three photo mats from Goldenrod Solid Cardstock to measure 3-1/2"" x 4"". Insert a mat to each gondola pocket. Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Will you be making this Ferris wheel craft — and do you like riding Ferris wheels? What do you like most about this scrapbook layout? Feel free to drop your comments below! "," Originally the American answer to the Eiffel Tower, the Ferris wheel has been a hallmark of summertime fun since 1893. Ferris wheels truly are icons at county and state fairs, amusement parks and some boardwalks with their aerial panorama and dazzling neon lights. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu had this high-in-the-sky ride (the best ride, in her opinion!) on her mind, so she created a Ferris wheel craft that took her m","Amusement Parks, Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Sparks of Magic Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ferris-wheel-sparks-of-magic-scrapbook-layout1.jpg,67021 "Jewish Holidays Homage: Just in Time for a Sweet New Year","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-09-01 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/01/jewish-holidays-homage-just-in-time-for-a-sweet-new-year/," Shalom, scrappers! Today’s blog features the Jewish Holidays collection, which is perfect for all of your festivities year round — from the High Holidays (which are just around the corner!) to Sukkot, Purim and more. Our featured layout today is Passover! This Jewish holiday layout focuses on Passover — and pinpoints when we gather around the Seder plate… and even has some Matzah icons for those little ones who find the Afikomen! L’Shana Tovahs to all who will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah next week and we hope you enjoy these newest products! To create this layout you will need: Jewish Holidays Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Jewish Holidays Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Jumbo Circle, Circle & Gemstone Cutting Patterns 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 Jewish Holidays collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/qM2EaldhdgM Step 1: From the middle of the red Star of David paper, use the Custom Cutting System with the Jumbo Circle Cutting Pattern and the Red Blade on the inside edge to cut a circle. Use the Green Blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from the silver Star of David paper. Layer and adhere the pieces. Step 2: Cut the Passover-themed paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to the red Star of David paper to cover the hole. Adhere the jumbo circle pieces to the middle of the layout. Step 3: Use the small Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade on the outside edge to cut a photo. Use the Green Blade on the outside edge to cut a photo mat from the red Star of David paper. Adhere the pieces to the middle of the layout. Step 4: Use the hexagon Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern and the Red Blade to cut three photos and one piece of white Star of David paper. Step 5: From the blue Star of David paper, cut three 1-1/2"" x 12"" strips. Position the upper-left corner of a strip on the dashed lines of the cutting mat strip of the 12-inch Trimmer and the upper-right corner on the 3/4"" line to the right of this cutting mat strip, and cut. Set aside this “starter piece.” Flip over the strip to the reverse side, and position the upper-left corner on the dashed lines of the cutting mat strip and the upper-right corner on the 1-1/2"" line to the right of the cutting mat strip. Cut. Continue flipping the strip over and positioning the upper corners as indicated to cut 24 equilateral triangles.  Step 6: Run Repositionable Tape Runner around the edges of the back of the photos and the white Star of David hexagon. Position triangles around the perimeter of the hexagons to create stars. Adhere the completed pieces to the layout as shown. Step 7: Journal and add stickers with Foam Squares as shown. What celebrations are you most excited to capture with the Jewish Holidays Paper Pack and Stickers this year? We're so excited to see your Rosh Hashanah sketches coming around the corner — let us know how you'll be celebrating with your loved ones! "," Shalom, scrappers! Today’s blog features the Jewish Holidays collection, which is perfect for all of your festivities year round — from the High Holidays (which are just around the corner!) to Sukkot, Purim and more. Our featured layout today is Passover! This Jewish holiday layout focuses on Passover — and pinpoints when we gather around the Seder plate… and even has some Matzah icons for those little ones who find t","Jewish, Jewish Holidays, Jewish Holidays Collection, Passover, Project Ideas, Religious, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/jewishholidays_collection2_1920x1080.jpg,66930 "This Trendy With Tags Scrapbook Layout is Too Cool for School","Krislyn Mattei","2021-08-31 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/31/this-trendy-with-tags-scrapbook-layout-is-too-cool-for-school/," Many people have their own heartwarming, personal memories and flashbacks of school. From choir concerts to science fairs, adrenaline-filled sporting events and lunchtime hangouts with friends, there are so many wonderful events and activities to chronicle this passage of time. And when you add a bit of tie-dye flair and totally lit punched out labels to the mix, you get a trendy with tags scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Tie-Dye Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch 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)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/54OMB1UXap4 Step 1: Use a piece of taffy pink polka dot lines tie-dye paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut 2-1/2"" x 12"" strips of ombré green, blue, dark navy, melon red and lemon yellow tie-dye papers. Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scoring Blade, score all five strips at 9-1/2"". Punch both ends of each strip using the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch. Fold each along the scored lines. Place the ombré green, dark navy and lemon yellow tie-dye strips evenly across the width of the base, about 1-1/4"" from the top with the shorter folded ends on the bottom. Layer and adhere the blue and melon red tie-dye strips in between, about 3/4"" from the top. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of lemon yellow tie-dye paper. Adhere it across the bottom edges of the folded strips, about 1-1/4"" from the bottom edge. Grab two rainbow scalloped border stickers and place along both long edges. Step 4: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" piece of lemon yellow tie-dye paper. Crop a photo to 5"" x 4"" and mount on top. Crop two photos to 3"" x 4"" and mount to the layout. Step 5: Adhere embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What do you like most about this totally trendy with tags scrapbook layout? What memories would you show off on this project? Share your thoughts with us and fellow scrappers down below! "," Many people have their own heartwarming, personal memories and flashbacks of school. From choir concerts to science fairs, adrenaline-filled sporting events and lunchtime hangouts with friends, there are so many wonderful events and activities to chronicle this passage of time. And when you add a bit of tie-dye flair and totally lit punched out labels to the mix, you get a trendy with tags scrapbook layout! To crea","Kids, School, Scrapbooking Tools, Tag Punch, Tie-dye, You Got This Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,School,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/yougotthis_papersembellishments_1920x1080.jpg,66533 "Pile on Autumn Awesomeness With This Fall Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-08-30 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/30/pile-on-autumn-awesomeness-with-this-fall-scrapbook-layout/," There’s a slight chill in the air, hints of cinnamon and baking apples wafting their perfumy pleasures, snuggly sensations of cable knit sweaters — It’s Fall, Y’all… literally, for that’s the name of the newest collection to pile in on the CM scene! This collection’s picks of the patch are perfect for photos and memories of all things autumn — taking scenic foliage drives, trips to the orchard and pumpkin patches, baking, Halloween, family gatherings and more. Hunker down and get ready to add crisp comfort to your albums with this fall scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: It’s Fall Y’all Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rich Brown Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Oval Patterns 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 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 It's Fall, Y'all collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/xQKCFR0JlQg Step 1: Use Rich Brown Solid Cardstock as the base for the layout. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, slightly trim the olive green ledge tonal paper. Adhere to the cardstock base. Step 3: Cut three various pieces of paper to measure 1-1/2"" x 1-1/2"". Cut in half from corner to corner to create two triangles of each hue. Layer the triangles on top of each other in the upper-left corner of the layout. Step 4: To create the acorn:  With the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut an oval on the outside edge with marigold diamonds designer paper.With the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut an oval on the outside edge with burgundy leaves tonal paper.Slightly overlap that same oval pattern along the bottom, cutting again using the Red Blade. Use the piece that you cut away and trim for the stem of the acorn.Use the 2-Way Corner Rounder to round the pointed pieces.Using scissors, cut a small triangle from the marigold diamonds paper. Adhere behind the bottom of the acorn for the point. Step 5: Cut and adhere a small journal mat next to the acorn. Journal as desired. Step 6: Mat a 4"" x 6"" photo on a large marigold mat. Step 7: Cut two pieces from the navy leaves tonal paper to measure 4"" x 4"". Mat two 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" photos. Adhere to the layout. Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What are your first thoughts on the It's Fall, Y'all collection? Are you planning your autumnal activities so you can create this fall scrapbook layout? Reveal your thoughts, ideas and insight in the comments below! "," There’s a slight chill in the air, hints of cinnamon and baking apples wafting their perfumy pleasures, snuggly sensations of cable knit sweaters — It’s Fall, Y’all… literally, for that’s the name of the newest collection to pile in on the CM scene! This collection’s picks of the patch are perfect for photos and memories of all things autumn — taking scenic foliage drives, trips to the orchard and pumpkin patc","Autumn, Creative Memories, Fall, It's Fall Yall Collection, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/itsfallyall_collection2_1920x1080.jpg,66823 "Drift Off to Beachfront Serenity With This Seaside Scrapbook Spread",melissaullmann,"2021-08-27 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/27/drift-off-to-beachfront-serenity-with-this-seaside-scrapbook-spread/," Many of us have enjoyed long strolls across the sandy-meets-watery playground that is a shoreline. And as you meander along the beach, there are many things to be discovered — seashells, seaweed, coral, interesting rocks, pieces of smooth sea glass, driftwood… and wonderful stories, memories and photo ops, of course! Take a look at this seaside scrapbook spread (plus, a cute little crab you can make yourself!) and let your creativity drift with ease! To create this layout you will need: Seaside Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Layered Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning SeptemberSeaside Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Lined Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Anchor Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning DecemberCustom 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)Foam Squares 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)Pencil Step 1: Use the ocean blue water ripples tonal paper as the base for both sides of the spread. Step 2: Cut a piece of the red hemp designer paper to measure 12"" x 5"". Adhere horizontally near the top of both sides of the spread. Step 3: Using the sand ripples designer paper, tear to create a “beach”. Step 4: Cut the Adirondack chairs laser-cut paper to measure 5-1/4"" wide. Lay this piece on top of White Lined Designer Paper, tracing with a pencil around the inside circle. Cut out with scissors and adhere to a piece of cool taupe burlap tonal paper measuring 5-1/4"" x 12"". Adhere this whole piece to the right edge of the second page of the spread. Step 6: Using Original Border Maker System with the Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from blue wash designer paper. Adhere the borders vertically along the edge of the lined/laser-cut papers edge. Step 7: Cut photo mats from sky blue bars designer paper to measure (1) 4-1/4"" x 5-1/4"", (1) 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" and (3) 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere to the spread. Step 8: Adhere a large mat, with a small mat on top of it, for the title. Step 9: To create the crab, use the red wash tonal paper. Cut one circle from the inside edge of the small Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with Red Blade, then fold in half, as the body. Cut four circles from the inside edge of the small Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with Blue Blade, then fold in half, as the claws. Draw the eyes and legs on the crab with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Step 10: With the Anchor Punch, punch from Navy Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the title mat as shown. Step 11: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the spread. Step 12: Journal as desired on the lined paper with the Navy Dual-Tip Pen. What are your thoughts on the Seaside collection? Will you be making this seaside scrapbook spread for your maritime, beachfront or ocean view memories? "," Many of us have enjoyed long strolls across the sandy-meets-watery playground that is a shoreline. And as you meander along the beach, there are many things to be discovered — seashells, seaweed, coral, interesting rocks, pieces of smooth sea glass, driftwood… and wonderful stories, memories and photo ops, of course! Take a look at this seaside scrapbook spread (plus, a cute little crab you can make yourself!) and let you",,"Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/seaside-catalog-layout-creative-memories.jpg,64559 "This Teenager Scrapbook Layout Frames Special Spaces: Grid Technique","Krislyn Mattei","2021-08-26 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/26/this-teenager-scrapbook-layout-frames-special-spaces-grid-technique/," It happens to the best of us — you sit down to start a new layout and you don’t know where to begin — it's a blank-page block! Fear not, for today’s blog is a jumping off idea that will keep your elements aligned and structured and make way for a design aesthetic that is clean and neat. It’s a grid technique! Each visual element, whether it’s a mat, photo or embellishment, has their own four-sided space, yet all work together to create a cohesive layout. Take a look at this teenager scrapbook layout featuring a grid technique and think of what you’d piece together! To create this layout you will need: Tie Dye Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Denim Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This 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 a piece of white denim texture tonal paper as the base for this layout. Cut two 12"" x 1/4"" strips of seersucker denim texture tonal paper and adhere to the top and bottom of the base. Step 2: Cut four 12"" x 1/4"" strips of acid wash denim texture tonal paper and adhere in a hashtag (#) pattern on the layout. Crop a photo to 3"" x 4"" and adhere it in the middle “square”. Crop and place two 4"" x 3"" photos in opposite corners. Cut two mats to 4"" x 3"" and place in the other corners. Cut two mats to 4"" x 4-1/4"" and place on either side of the middle photo. Step 3: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Journal as desired. What do you like about this gridded teenager scrapbook layout? Have you ever created a grid technique on a layout? Share us your thoughts and project ideas with us and other scrappers!And — when you aren’t quite sure where to start on your next story, just remember that when in doubt, grid it out! "," It happens to the best of us — you sit down to start a new layout and you don’t know where to begin — it's a blank-page block! Fear not, for today’s blog is a jumping off idea that will keep your elements aligned and structured and make way for a design aesthetic that is clean and neat. It’s a grid technique! Each visual element, whether it’s a mat, photo or embellishment, has their own four-sided space, yet all w","Friends, Mat Pack, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Teenagers, You Got This Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/yougotthis_stickersmats_1920x1080.jpg,66549 "Bring on the Wonderland (and Fun-derland!) With These Amusement Park Crafts: Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-08-25 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/25/bring-on-the-wonderland-and-fun-derland-with-these-amusement-park-crafts-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," No matter if you have young kids or grandchildren or simply want a day of thrills and chills, an amusement park can bring out your inner kiddo and bring on the fun! Thrilling rollercoasters, spinning carousels, a bounty of arcade games — non-stop entertainment is always on the docket at these places of wonderland (and fun-derland)! Check out these crowd-pleasing amusement park crafts — two scrapbook borders and a DIY card — and make a beeline to your craft room to make them today! To create these borders and card, you will need: Sparks of Magic Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) – Coming soon! Visit the website for expected arrival.Aqua, Black, Cranberry, Goldenrod & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Fairgrounds Border Punch 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)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Fairgrounds Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/PW_c5NqcQKo Love This Moment Border Step 1: Cut a piece of red hearts paper to measure 12"" x 3-1/4"" with the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Trimmer Blade to cut one long edge. Step 2: Cut a piece of yellow carnival paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 1-3/4"" and adhere to the top of the red hearts border piece, about 1/8"" from the edges. Step 3: Cut a piece of blue paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 1"" and adhere to the bottom of the red hearts border piece, about 1/8"" from the edges. Step 4: Use the Fairgrounds Border Punch to punch a border from Black Solid Cardstock. Cut off of the cardstock at 1-1/2"". Trim to measure 11-3/4"" and adhere to the yellow carnival strip on the border. Step 5: Add stickers with Foam Squares. Never Grow Up Card Step 1: Cut a piece of Black Solid Cardstock to measure 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" and adhere to a blank card base. Step 2: Cut two pieces of white and red polka dot hearts paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 2-1/8"" and adhere to the top of the card, leaving an 1/8"" edge. Step 3: Cut a piece of blue paper to measure 5-1/8"" x 1-3/4"" and adhere to the bottom of the card, leaving an 1/8"" edge. Step 4: Use the Fairgrounds Border Punch to punch a border from Black Solid Cardstock. Cut off of the cardstock at 1-3/8"". Trim to measure 5-1/8"", and adhere to the blue strip. Step 5: Adhere an embellishment and sticker with Foam Squares. Add gemstone embellishments as shown. Vertical Fairgrounds Border Step 1: Cut a piece of multi-hued stripes paper to measure 3"" x 12"".Step 2: Cut a piece of Black Solid Cardstock to measure 2-1/2"" x 12"" and adhere to the multi-hued stripes border.Step 3: Cut a piece of large stripes paper to measure 2-3/8"" x 12"". Adhere to the border.Step 4: Use the Fairgrounds Border Punch to punch single segments from White, Cranberry, Black, Goldenrod and Aqua Solid Cardstocks. Cut off of the cardstock at 1-1/2"" and trim to 2-3/8"" wide. Adhere the segments to the large stripes strip as shown.Step 5: Use Micro-Tip Scissors to cut apart a signs sticker and adhere with Foam Squares as shown. Which of these amusement park crafts has you the most excited? Or will you be making both scrapbook borders and DIY card? Fill us in on your thoughts and input in the comments below! "," No matter if you have young kids or grandchildren or simply want a day of thrills and chills, an amusement park can bring out your inner kiddo and bring on the fun! Thrilling rollercoasters, spinning carousels, a bounty of arcade games — non-stop entertainment is always on the docket at these places of wonderland (and fun-derland)! Check out these crowd-pleasing amusement park crafts — two scrapbook borders and a DIY card","Amusement Parks, Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Sparks of Magic Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/fairgroundsborderpunch_1920x1080.jpg,65996 "Seas Relaxing Days With This Seaside Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-08-24 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/24/seas-relaxing-days-with-this-seaside-scrapbook-layout/," Waves rolling in, seagrass swaying in the breeze, seagulls flying and squawking, children building sandcastles as multi-hued umbrellas dot the beach — days spend on the coast are soothing, relaxing and peaceful. If you have oceanfront occasions that you want to remember for years to come, then take a look at this seaside scrapbook layout and let your simple pleasures set sail! To create this layout you will need: Seaside Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Solid Cardstock 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)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Adhere mats to a Navy Solid Cardstock base. Trim off any excess that hangs off the edge. Step 2: Adhere photos — (2) 2-3/4"" x 4"", (1) 4-1/4"" x 2-1/2"", (1) 4-1/4"" x 4"" Step 3: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 4: Journal as desired with a Navy Dual-Tip Pen. What photos would you highlight on this seaside scrapbook layout? What product from the Seaside collection do you like most? Tell us in the comments below! "," Waves rolling in, seagrass swaying in the breeze, seagulls flying and squawking, children building sandcastles as multi-hued umbrellas dot the beach — days spend on the coast are soothing, relaxing and peaceful. If you have oceanfront occasions that you want to remember for years to come, then take a look at this seaside scrapbook layout and let your simple pleasures set sail! To create this layout you will need:","Beach, Nautical, Ocean, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Seaside Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/seaside_stickersmats_1920x1080.jpg,64547 "Express Your Creative Jean-ius With This Denim Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-08-23 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/23/express-your-creative-jean-ius-with-this-denim-scrapbook-layout/," Denim is one of the world’s most iconic fabrics. And denim delights — from jackets to button-up shirts, skirts and hats, handbags and upholstery — and classic blue jeans have given way to various styles and shades — acid wash, dark wash, distressed, solid, skinny cut, bell-bottoms, low rise, high waisted... the list goes on! No matter the trends, denim will always be a staple… and now you can bring it to your craft room! Check out this denim scrapbook layout that will have you staying true to the blue and show off your creative jean-ius. To create this layout you will need: Denim Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Expected late AugustYou Got This 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 a piece of white stitches denim texture tonal paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Tear 12"" x 1"" strips from eight various denim texture tonal papers. Beginning about 1/2"" from the bottom of the layout, layer the strips in a waterfall fashion with the final piece lining up at around the 6"" mark or the middle of the base. Curl up the torn edges to add dimension. Step 3: Place a frayed denim laser-cut border on top of the layered strips. Above that adhere the “Happy” laser-cut border and then the denim stitched band laser-cut border. Step 4: Crop three photos to 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" and adhere toward the top of the layout. Cut a wide denim band laser-cut border in half lengthwise and then into sections to mat a 6"" x 4"" photo. Cut the zipper laser-cut border to 7-1/4"" and adhere to the bottom as shown. Mount the matted photo to the layout using Foam Squares. Step 5: Add stickers and journal as desired. What do you like most about this denim scrapbook layout? Do you enjoy the layered textures of the papers and laser-cut borders? Give us your style sense and tell us what you admire most about this project! "," Denim is one of the world’s most iconic fabrics. And denim delights — from jackets to button-up shirts, skirts and hats, handbags and upholstery — and classic blue jeans have given way to various styles and shades — acid wash, dark wash, distressed, solid, skinny cut, bell-bottoms, low rise, high waisted... the list goes on! No matter the trends, denim will always be a staple… and now you can bring it to your craft ","Denim, Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Teenagers, You Got This Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/yougotthis_denimpapersborders_1920x1080.jpg,66567 "Sketch Round-Up Aug. 9-22","Creative Memories","2021-08-22 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/22/sketch-round-up-aug-9-22/," A scrapbook sketch is a starting point for a design, like a blueprint. It gives you a general idea of where to place photos, titles, journal areas and other elements. (But there is no law stating you can’t move the features of a page around — you have free rein!) Sketches come in varying neutral tones so that you can think about different hues and pattens that fit your style. It’s inspiration for your own creations! Today we have four sketches that we know you’ll make into custom concoctions. Have a go and have fun! Sketch #1 The good times are definitely rolling in with Sketch #1! See how you can make this five-star craft (and others!) by following along to this blog post! Sketch #2 Magic + fun + scrapbooking = this layout! Make it yourself by clicking on this link! Sketch #3 Want to be full of teen spirit? Then this totally trendy one-page wonder is all about that! Follow along to the step-by-step instructions in this blog post to create it today! Sketch #4 Tag your layouts with the latest 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch — it can accent your layouts (and much more!) with eye-catching appeal. Stay tuned — we'll be posting instructions for this beauty soon! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Next month is September... do you know what that means? The September Worldwide Virtual Crop (WWVC) is happening! This global event will take place Sept. 9-11 (AU: 10-12 Sept.)! Be to join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group if you haven't already. (And tell your friends and family to join, too!) "," A scrapbook sketch is a starting point for a design, like a blueprint. It gives you a general idea of where to place photos, titles, journal areas and other elements. (But there is no law stating you can’t move the features of a page around — you have free rein!) Sketches come in varying neutral tones so that you can think about different hues and pattens that fit your style. It’s inspiration for your own creations! Tod","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,66618 "Tag on Terrific Trimmings With These Scrapbook Crafts for Teens","Krislyn Mattei","2021-08-20 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/20/tag-on-terrific-trimmings-with-these-scrapbook-crafts-for-teens/," They’re the small finishing touches for presents — they’re gift tags! And CM now offers the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch to add that final pop of personality and handwritten message or greeting for any wrapped present or perfectly packed bag. But besides making custom tags or labels, you can also use this punch to create accents for cards, journal boxes, entire borders for layouts and more! See for yourself with these scrapbook crafts for teens, as we feature a card (with a bonus gift card holder) and three layered borders that make way for eye-catching appeal. To create these borders and card, you will need: Tie Dye Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Denim Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Expected late AugustYou Got This Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock 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 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/54OMB1UXap4 You Got This Card With Gift Card Holder 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 with 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 patchwork denim texture tonal tie-dye designer papers and adhere to the card front. Step 3: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" strip of both melon red and lemon yellow papers. Punch one end of each with the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch. Adhere to the card at a slight angle. Step 4: To make the Gift Card Holder: Cut a 5-1/2” x 4-1/2” piece of blue tie-dye designer paper. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score the long side at 1/2"" and at 3"". Fold the paper to a 2-1/2"" width and punch the top. Open it up and place the middle of the tag punched edge and the 1/2"" edge at an angle on the cutting mat of the trimmer. Cut, leaving you with just the left-most edge with a tag punched edge. Run adhesive along the bottom and fold the piece up again. Run adhesive along the 1/2"" edge and fold around the back. Adhere gift card to the card. Step 5: Cut a 4-1/2"" section of a border sticker and adhere to the card. Add additional stickers and embellishments. Tip: Use the gift card holder technique to make other holders! Teenagers Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of cardstock for the base. Step 2: Cut six 2-1/2"" x 3-1/8"" pieces of various You Got This designer papers. Punch a 2-1/2” end of each paper with the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch and adhere side by side on the base. Step 3: Adhere a wide denim band laser-cut border across the middle. Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of White Solid Cardstock. Adhere title bar stickers across the length of the strip as shown. Mount on the wide denim band along with a notebook paper edge border sticker. Step 4: Adhere remaining stickers using Foam Squares. Go Team, Go!! Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of dark navy tie-dye folds designer paper for the base. Punch both short ends with the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch. Step 2: Cut an 11-1/2"" x 2” strip of multi-hued tie-dye stripes designer paper. Punch both ends with the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch and adhere to the base. Cut an 11"" x 1"" strip of faded denim texture tonal paper. Punch both ends and adhere on top. Step 3: Cut a 9"" section of the shoes border sticker and mount on the border. Add additional stickers and embellishments using Foam Squares. Sweet 16 Border Step 1: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of cardstock for the base. Step 2: Punch several tags from various denim texture tonal paper scraps — some 2-1/2"" wide, others 2"" or 1"" wide. Layer them on the base as shown. Trim the non-punched edge if necessary. Step 3: Cut a 1-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" strip of melon red bursts tie-dye designer paper and adhere to the border. Place a multi-hued border sticker along the right edge. Step 4: Add additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Which of these scrapbook crafts for teens has you feeling wild and free? What kind of projects would you dream up with the new 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch (gift tags, journal cards, layered borders, etc.)? Share your thoughts and project ideas in the comments below! You never know who you may inspire! "," They’re the small finishing touches for presents — they’re gift tags! And CM now offers the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch to add that final pop of personality and handwritten message or greeting for any wrapped present or perfectly packed bag. But besides making custom tags or labels, you can also use this punch to create accents for cards, journal boxes, entire borders for layouts and more! See for yourself with these scrapbo","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Gift Card, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Teenagers","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Great Gift Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/3in1beveltagpunch_1920x1080.jpg,66574 "Be Cheery for Cherry Blossoms With This Pink Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-08-19 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/19/be-cheery-for-cherry-blossoms-with-this-pink-scrapbook-layout/," Sakura, the Japanese word for the pretty-in-pink cherry blossoms, are a symbol of renewal and hope. From rich hues to soft shades and the myriad of blooms on each branch, cherry blossoms can paint whole blocks and avenues. The Botanical Burst Pink products drew inspiration from these pretty trees and their fresh florals, but are perfect for more than just showcasing pink budding beauties (hello, roses, peonies and hibiscus) — think photos of babies and girls, dance recitals, birthdays, baptisms, Valentine’s Day, Easter and more. Ready to think pink? Then take a look at this pink layout and let your creativity grow! To create this layout you will need: Botanical Burst Pink Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Botanical Burst Pink Petals & Leaves Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Lime 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 pink plaid paper as the base for this layout. Cut a piece of Light Lime Solid Cardstock to 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and mount on top. (Tip: To conserve paper, you may wish to cut out the inside of either of these papers using the 12-inch Trimmer.) Step 2: With the full-page frame of cherry blossoms, cut 3/8"" off each side. Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Cut two 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" photo mats — one from pink plaid paper and the other from layered blocks paper. Mount two 6"" x 4"" photos on them and adhere to the layout as shown. Step 4: Create two layered foiled flower embellishments. Layer and adhere flowers and leaves as shown, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Place epoxy stickers in the middle of some flowers. Step 5: Journal as desired. What events or special occasions would you highlight on this pink scrapbook layout? Which of the four hues from the Botanical Burst collection (green, blue, yellow or pink) do you like most? Tell us your thoughts and opinions in the comments below! "," Sakura, the Japanese word for the pretty-in-pink cherry blossoms, are a symbol of renewal and hope. From rich hues to soft shades and the myriad of blooms on each branch, cherry blossoms can paint whole blocks and avenues. The Botanical Burst Pink products drew inspiration from these pretty trees and their fresh florals, but are perfect for more than just showcasing pink budding beauties (hello, roses, peonies and hibiscus) ","Baby, Baby Scrapbook Layout, Botanical Burst Collection, Floral, Kids, Page Layout, Pink, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Baby,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/botanicalburst_pink_1920x1080.jpg,64629 "Here's Your Ticket to a Good Time: Amusement Park Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-08-18 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/18/heres-your-ticket-to-a-good-time-amusement-park-scrapbook-layout/," Whether you’re planning a trip to a small independent park or an international giant, a long family vacation or just a day trip, amusement parks, theme parks and fairs are surefire tickets to getaways of memorable moments. If you want to experience the magic over and over again, even after the rides put on their brakes and the fried food scents are done wafting through the air, you can with this amusement park scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Sparks of Magic Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) – Coming soon! Visit the website for expected arrival.Sparks of Magic 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 blue polka dots paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the multi-hued stripes paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of the multi-hued stripes paper to measure 12"" x 1/2"". Adhere along the top edge of the layout. Step 4: Cut three photo mats from the red hearts paper to measure (2) 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" and (1) 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"". Step 5: Adhere one small mat on top of one large mat.  Step 6: Adhere the mats to the layout. Adhere photos that measure (2) 4"" x 4"" and (1) 6"" x 4"". Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired. What magical moments would you want to relive with this amusement park scrapbook layout? Let us know! "," Whether you’re planning a trip to a small independent park or an international giant, a long family vacation or just a day trip, amusement parks, theme parks and fairs are surefire tickets to getaways of memorable moments. If you want to experience the magic over and over again, even after the rides put on their brakes and the fried food scents are done wafting through the air, you can with this amusement park scrapbook lay","Amusement Parks, Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Sparks of Magic Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/sparksofmagic_stickersembellishments_1920x1080.jpg,66050 "Cherish BFF Moments With This Teenager Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-08-17 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/17/cherish-bff-moments-with-this-teenager-scrapbook-layout/," Bring out your youthful spirit and slap on the style with the You Got This collection! These scrapbooking supplies are totally too cool for school with denim textures and tie-dye designs that are perfect for sharing memories of pizza and slumber parties, school events like prom, homecoming, sports and music concerts, learning to drive and any other first-time festivities. Ready to take it to a teen extreme? Then you G2G try out this teenager scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Tie Dye Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Denim Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Expected late AugustYou Got This Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning September12-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) Take a look at the whole You Got This collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/Q4Dl68lpNZI Step 1: Use a piece of melon red tie-dye designer paper as the base for this layout. (Tip: Cut out the inside circles from Step 3 to conserve paper before making this your base.) Step 2: Cut a 10"" x 11-1/2"" piece of medium denim texture paper and adhere it to the layout, about 1/4"" from the right edge. Trim 1/2"" off a frayed denim hem laser-cut border and adhere it to the left of the medium denim texture paper. Cut a 1-1/2"" x 12"" strip of multi-hued tie-dye waves designer paper and adhere it over the seam. Top with a circles pattern laser-cut border. Step 3: Using the Circle Cutter, cut an 8.6"" circle with indigo polka dots denim texture paper. Move the dial to 8.2"" and cut a circle with melon red tie-dye designer paper. Move the dial to 7.8"" and cut a circle with lemon yellow tie-dye designer paper. Adhere the lemon yellow tie-dye circle on top of the melon red circle. Cut out two wedges (pizza slices). Adhere the remainder of the circles to the indigo polka dots texture circle (pizza pan). Using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut six circles (pepperoni) from melon red paper. Adhere to the pizza slices. Mount on the pizza pan and adhere the whole pizza to the layout as shown. Step 4: Crop two photos to 4"" x 4"" and one to 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Cut a mint green mat to 4"" x 4"" and mount the smaller photo on top. Adhere the three photos to the layout. Step 5: Using the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch, punch 2"" x 4"" tags from a mint green mat and indigo polka dots denim texture paper. Adhere to the layout, tucking behind photos as shown. Step 6: Add stickers, embellishments and enamel stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired on a notebook embellishment. Is this teenager scrapbook layout vibin' with beauty and fun? What do you think of the latest-and-greatest You Got This collection? Give a shout-out in the comments below — we want to hear from you! "," Bring out your youthful spirit and slap on the style with the You Got This collection! These scrapbooking supplies are totally too cool for school with denim textures and tie-dye designs that are perfect for sharing memories of pizza and slumber parties, school events like prom, homecoming, sports and music concerts, learning to drive and any other first-time festivities. Ready to take it to a teen extreme? Then you G2G try o","Circle Cutter, Custom Cutting System, Denim, Friends, Kids, Page Layout, Pizza, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Teenagers, You Got This Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/yougotthis_collection2_1920x1080.jpg,66465 "Take On the #AugustBONUS Sketch Challenge: Tool Time Buffet","Creative Memories","2021-08-16 13:05:32",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/16/take-on-the-augustbonus-sketch-challenge-tool-time-buffet/," Do you know what time it is? By the look on our watch, it's Tool Time! For a limited time only, you will be able to purchase limited-edition tools AND have the opportunity to earn exclusive Dips & Dunes Tearing Tool(s) FREE during the FIRST Tool Time Buffet!Not only do we have this exclusive, totally tool-bular promo to share with you today, but we also have an #AugustBONUS challenge that you can take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group featuring TWO sketches! Both of the example layouts for the sketches show how you can use products from the qualifying tools you can get during this limited-time promo... check it out! Tool Time Buffet Promo Details For a limited time only during the Tool Time Buffet, you can purchase limited-edition tools AND have the opportunity to earn exclusive Dips & Dunes Tearing Tool(s) FREE with qualifying orders! The exclusive Dips & Dunes Tearing Tool is a must-have for your craft room. It allows you to create flawless torn edges for scrapbook layouts and borders — and it's perfect for layering with designer papers! There are five tools that qualify toward the Tool Time Buffet — 3 Border Maker Cartridges (Paw Prints, Footprints and Grass) and 2 Custom Cutting System Patterns (Jumbo Scallop Circle and Jumbo Simple Frame). You can purchase just one (1) of any tool or up to a quantity of four (4) of each tool per order, but when you purchase ANY combination of 4+, you'll earn FREE Dips & Dunes Tearing Tools! For promo details, visit: US | CA | AU #AugustBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has TWO sketches with example completed layouts using the Tool Time Buffet! 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 tools to be eligible to win (but if you buy/earn them, why not use them?!). 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 Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 1 Sept. at 2:59pm AET) with hashtag #AugustBONUS1 and/or #AugustBONUS2 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 Tool Time Buffet products.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Sept. 2 at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishment 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 Tool Time Buffet 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, Sept. 2, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #AugustBONUS1 Promo product used: Tool Time Buffet | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #AugustBONUS2 Promo product used: Tool Time Buffet | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Remember, you have until Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 1 Sept. at 2:59pm AET) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #AugustBONUS1 and/or #AugustBONUS2) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #AugustBONUS1 Layout by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Seaside Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning SeptemberSeaside Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning SeptemberSeaside Layered Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning SeptemberSeaside Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Jumbo Simple Frame Pattern — Exclusive in the Tool Time Buffet PromotionOriginal Border Maker System or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Footprints Border Maker Cartridge — Exclusive in the Tool Time Buffet PromotionDips & Dunes Tearing Tool — Exclusive in the Tool Time Buffet Promotion12-inch Trimmer 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 the Custom Cutting System with the Jumbo Simple Frame Pattern and the Blue and Red Blades on the inside edge to cut a hollow frame from red hemp designer paper. Make your first cut with the Blue Blade on the inside edge, and without moving the Jumbo Simple Frame Pattern cut again using the Red Blade on the inside edge to cut a hollow frame. You will use both the hollow frame and also the resulting solid frame. Step 2: Use the Custom Cutting System with Jumbo Simple Frame Pattern and the Red Blade on the inside edge to cut a piece from the basketweave designer paper. Adhere the hollow frame piece from Step 1 on top of the basketweave piece.  Step 3: Adhere the solid red hemp frame and the basketweave/red hemp frame to the middle of the seashells paper as shown. Step 4: From ocean blue waves texture tonal paper, cut two 4"" x 4"" squares. Use the Dips & Dunes Tearing Tool to tear the squares in half on the diagonal. Step 5: From sand ripples designer paper, cut two 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" squares. Use the Dips & Dunes Tearing Tool to tear the squares in half on the diagonal. Step 6: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Footprints Border Maker Cartridge to punch borders on the long ends of the four sand ripples squares. Step 7: Adhere the sand ripples triangle pieces to the ocean blue waves triangle pieces. Adhere to the four corners of the layout. Step 8: Cut 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and 5"" x 4-1/4"" photo mats from ocean blue waves tonal paper. Crop photos to 4"" x 4"" and 4-3/4"" x 4"" and adhere to the mats. Step 9: Add stickers and embellishment, adhering some with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 10: Journal on a corner piece. Instructions for #AugustBONUS2 Layout by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Botanical Burst Green Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Botanical Burst Green Petals & Leaves Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Jumbo Scallop Circle Pattern — Exclusive in the Tool Time Buffet PromotionOriginal Border Maker System or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pawprints Border Maker Cartridge — Exclusive in the Tool Time Buffet PromotionGrass Border Maker Cartridge — Exclusive in the Tool Time Buffet 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: Use the Custom Cutting System with Jumbo Scallop Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade on the outside and inside edges to cut a hollow frame from Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Step 2: Use the Custom Cutting System with Jumbo Scallop Circle Pattern and the Red Blade on the outside and inside edges to cut a hollow frame from tonal scattered leaves paper. Adhere this piece to the dark green cardstock frame. Adhere to the middle of a sheet of bold leaves paper. Step 3: Use the Original Border Maker System with Paw Prints Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border on Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Cut off of the cardstock at 2"". Step 4: Use Post-It Notes to hold the paw prints border in the tray of the Original Border Maker System. Use the Grass Border Maker Cartridge to punch one long end of the border. Step 5: Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and adhere behind the pawprints/grass border. Adhere the border to the bottom of the page with Foam Squares. Step 6: Cut three 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" photo mats from Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Crop photos to 4"" x 4"" and adhere to the mats. Adhere the photos/mats as shown. Step 7: Journal and add embellishments as shown. So, which of the limited-edition BMCs and CCS Patterns will you be getting? Are you excited to create tear-rific projects with the Dips & Dunes Tearing Tool? Let us know in the comments below! And again, if you want info on this promo, visit US | CA | AU. "," Do you know what time it is? By the look on our watch, it's Tool Time! For a limited time only, you will be able to purchase limited-edition tools AND have the opportunity to earn exclusive Dips & Dunes Tearing Tool(s) FREE during the FIRST Tool Time Buffet!Not only do we have this exclusive, totally tool-bular promo to share with you today, but we also have an #AugustBONUS challenge that you can take on in the Virtu","Border Maker System, Botanical Burst Collection, Custom Cutting System, Page Layout, Page Sketches, Promotion, Scrapbooking Sketch, Scrapbooking Tools, Seaside Collection, Virtual Crop","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/tooltimebuffet_1920x1080.jpg,66392 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2021-08-14 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/14/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6/," Saturday, Aug. 14: 1pm CT Where has the weekend gone?! We're nearing the end of this month's Virtual Crop, but not without ending it with the last and final challenge. (And it's a good one!) As a reminder, you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit your projects and potentially walk away a winner! Get ready, get set... Challenge #6 has been posted! 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 participant in each challenge. 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, Aug. 19, 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: Outta This World or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 14: 1pm CT Where has the weekend gone?! We're nearing the end of this month's Virtual Crop, but not without ending it with the last and final challenge. (And it's a good one!) As a reminder, you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit your projects and potentially walk away a winner! Get ready, get set... Challenge #6 has been posted! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Vi","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/outtathisworld_layout1_1080x1080.jpg,66355 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2021-08-14 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/14/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5/," Saturday, Aug. 14: 11am, 1pm CT Round of applause to each and every single one of you — this Virtual Crop has been one of the best ones yet! You never cease to amaze us with your creations. Next on the docket — 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 participant in each challenge. 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, Aug. 19, at noon CT. Created by Michelle Pastoor – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching Aug. 16) You Got This https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 14: 11am, 1pm CT Round of applause to each and every single one of you — this Virtual Crop has been one of the best ones yet! You never cease to amaze us with your creations. Next on the docket — 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 ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/sketch5_finallayout_retouched.jpg,66343 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2021-08-14 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/14/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4/," Saturday, Aug. 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hello, hello! Welcome back to another inspiring day of cropping, creativity and community! Fill up your coffee mug and grab those scrapbooking supplies — queued up right now is 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 participant in each challenge. 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, Aug. 19, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Check out some tips and ideas on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Debra Dismuke. https://youtu.be/sKYK3XDzCkY Created by Debra Dismuke – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Happy Camper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Returning November: Happy Camper Embellishments https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hello, hello! Welcome back to another inspiring day of cropping, creativity and community! Fill up your coffee mug and grab those scrapbooking supplies — queued up right now is 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","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/sketch4_additionallayout2_retouched.jpg,66333 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2021-08-13 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/13/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3/," Friday, Aug. 13: 5pm CT | Saturday, Aug. 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT To put it simply, today has been awesome! While the day is drawing to a close, there will be plenty of scrapbooking ventures tomorrow! Join us tomorrow at 9am CT for the second day of the August Virtual Crop! But first, it's time to tackle 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 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 yet in-house). 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. 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: Summertime or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 13: 5pm CT | Saturday, Aug. 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT To put it simply, today has been awesome! While the day is drawing to a close, there will be plenty of scrapbooking ventures tomorrow! Join us tomorrow at 9am CT for the second day of the August Virtual Crop! But first, it's time to tackle Challenge #3! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/summertime_template_layout_1080x1080-1.jpg,66322 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2021-08-13 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/13/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2/," Friday, Aug. 13: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Aug. 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Wowza, what a great way to start the August Virtual Crop! We loved seeing what you did with Challenge #1, so let's keep that momentum going! Here is 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 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 yet in-house). 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. 19, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a peek at how to create a decorative border using the Five Leaf Punch with CM Advisor Kimberly Falk. https://youtu.be/xJdQ0N_0kfc Created by Kimberly Falk – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Botanical Burst or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 13: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Aug. 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Wowza, what a great way to start the August Virtual Crop! We loved seeing what you did with Challenge #1, so let's keep that momentum going! Here is 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 wi","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/sketch2_finallayout_retouched.jpg,66314 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2021-08-13 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/13/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1/," Friday, Aug. 13: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Aug. 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The August Virtual Crop is underway — yippee! Get ready to show off your croptastic creativity 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 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. 19, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Check out how to create page mats with the Jumbo Circle CCS Pattern and Starry BMC with CM Advisor Mary Lynn Kolka. https://youtu.be/nRKUINobVBA Created by Mary Lynn Kolka – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Sparks of Magic or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. 13: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Aug. 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The August Virtual Crop is underway — yippee! Get ready to show off your croptastic creativity 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 h","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474.jpg,66259 "Navigate New Directions With This Compass Layout","Creative Memories","2021-08-12 16:15:51",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/12/navigate-new-directions-with-this-compass-layout/," Not all who wander are lost... but a compass does help in finding your way! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu reminisced about her solo travel days and using a good old-fashioned compass and map, which inspired this compass layout! (Who out there still uses a compass versus your smartphone GPS in this age of electronic wizardry?) Navigate your way to the steps in this blog and try it out today! Sachiyo’s Inspiration I used to love solo travel around the world. That may sound like I have a great sense of direction... well, the reality is opposite. I’m terrible with directions. As it was before smartphones, a map and compass were my best friends when visiting a new place. I basically get lost everywhere I go but one of the wonderful things about solo travel is that nobody complains about getting lost. A compass reminds me of gorgeous sunset in Botswana, magnificent view of Cappadocia, spectacular Iguazú Falls and more! Have you ever trekked solo? Did you take a compass with you? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Seaside Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning September Seaside Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning September Seaside Layered Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning September Seaside Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Charcoal Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning December 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)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use any cardstock as the base. Step 2: Draw vertical and horizontal lines in the middle of the sky blue water ripples texture tonal paper. Cut a circle and a ring using the outside of the Jumbo Circle Pattern with the Blue and Green Blades. Without moving the paper and pattern, cut a ring and circle using the inside of the Jumbo Circle Pattern with the Green and Red Blades. Place the second-largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern in the middle of the circle and cut a ring and circle with the outside edge with the Blue and Green Blades. Flip the pieces (as shown below) from sky blue ripples to ocean blue ripples and add to the base. Step 3: Cut two pieces of 1"" x 12"" from the cool taupe burlap designer paper. Mark at 1"" and 4-1/4"" as shown below. Cut four triangles from each strip. Flip some pieces (as shown) to make a dynamic compass and add to the page using the pencil marks as the guide. Step 4: Using the Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from the basketweave designer paper and Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Add the charcoal border behind the basketweave border. Add to the page. Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Will you make this compass layout that Sachiyo put together? Give us your insights on this innovative layout in the comments! "," Not all who wander are lost... but a compass does help in finding your way! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu reminisced about her solo travel days and using a good old-fashioned compass and map, which inspired this compass layout! (Who out there still uses a compass versus your smartphone GPS in this age of electronic wizardry?) Navigate your way to the steps in this blog and try it out today! Sachiyo’s Inspirat","Custom Cutting System, Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, Nautical, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Seashell, Seaside Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/seaside-compass-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories.jpg,64861 "Shoot for the Sky (and Fun!) With These Star Crafts: Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-08-11 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/11/shoot-for-the-sky-and-fun-with-these-star-crafts-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," Looking for five-star ideas?! Well, you're in luck, for today's blog features star crafts — two scrapbook borders and a DIY card — that will surely be superstars for your layouts or to send out to friends and family! Grab your Starry Border Maker Cartridge and shoot for the skies! To create these borders and card, you will need: Sparks of Magic Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with the Starry 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)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Starry Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/5n0aocJsZyk Good Times Roll Border Step 1: Cut a piece of yellow carnival paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"". Step 2: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Starry Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from black striped polka dots tonal paper. Cut off of the paper at 2-1/2"" and adhere to the bottom of the yellow carnival strip as shown. Step 3: Cut a piece of red polka dots tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1"" using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade on one long end. Adhere the piece underneath the black striped polka dots tonal piece as shown.  Step 4: Adhere two sticker strips as shown. Step 5: Add additional stickers with Foam Squares as shown. Add gemstone embellishments.  Smiles Border Step 1: Cut a piece of Black Solid Cardstock to measure 12” x 2-3/4”. Step 2: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Starry Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from yellow polka dots tonal paper. Cut the paper at 1-1/4"" and adhere to the top of the black cardstock strip as shown. Step 3: Cut the black cameras paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"" and adhere to the bottom of the black cardstock strip as shown. Step 4: Cut a 12"" x 3/8"" strip from stripes paper and adhere to the middle of the border as shown. Step 5: Add stickers with Foam Squares and gemstone embellishments. Dream Big Card Step 1: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" piece from red hearts paper. Cut in half on the diagonal from the top-right corner to the bottom-left corner. Adhere half of the piece to a blank card base. Step 2: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" piece from yellow carnival paper. Cut in half on the diagonal from the top-right corner to the bottom-left corner. Adhere half of the piece to the blank card base. Step 3: Use the Original Border Maker System and the Starry Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from black multi-hued stars paper. Trim the paper at 2-1/4"".  Step 4: Use Post-it Notes to secure the border piece into the tray of the Original Border Maker System and use the Starry Border Maker Cartridge to punch the other end of the border piece. Step 5: Adhere the border on a diagonal to the middle of the card. Use Micro-Tip Scissors to trim off the excess. Step 6: Adhere stickers with Foam Squares. Which of these star crafts do you like the most? How will you use the Stary BMC? Share your projects, thoughts and ideas with us and others! "," Looking for five-star ideas?! Well, you're in luck, for today's blog features star crafts — two scrapbook borders and a DIY card — that will surely be superstars for your layouts or to send out to friends and family! Grab your Starry Border Maker Cartridge and shoot for the skies! To create these borders and card, you will need: Sparks of Magic Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of M","Amusement Parks, Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Sparks of Magic Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/starrybmc_1920x1080.jpg,65998 "Warm Up Your Sunny Days With This Yellow Scrapbook Layout Idea","Krislyn Mattei","2021-08-10 16:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/10/warm-up-your-sunny-days-with-this-yellow-scrapbook-layout-idea/," Yellow — the sunniest hue in the rainbow. We associate yellow with warmth, sunshine and happiness, and this attention-getter shade can be seen throughout our environment, from Easter daffodils to the golden accents of buttercups and dandelions, baby chicks and the great pollinators that are bees. Want to say yellow to a fresh layout? Then take a look at this yellow scrapbook layout using the Botanical Burst collection! To create this layout you will need: Botanical Burst Yellow Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Botanical Burst Yellow Petals & Leaves Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Lined Designer Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Oval 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 yellow quilt grid paper as the base for this layout. Adhere 12 yellow foiled petals to the bottom of the layout, about 1"" from the bottom edge. Step 2: Cut an 11"" x 9-3/4"" piece of White Solid Cardstock and mount on the layout, covering the tops of the petals. Cut a 10-3/4"" x 9-1/2"" piece of yellow star bursts paper and adhere on top. Step 3: Cut a 10-3/4"" x 2"" strip of yellow stripes paper and adhere to the bottom of the yellow star bursts paper. Cut a 10-1/2"" x 1-3/4"" strip of bold field mustard florals and mount on top. Step 4: Cut a 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" piece of yellow stripes paper. Mount a 5-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" photo on top and adhere to the layout. Crop three photos to 3"" x 3"" and add to the layout as shown. Step 5: Using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade, cut an oval from yellow stripes paper. Using the Red Blade, cut an oval from white lined designer paper and mount on top. Adhere to the layout. Step 6: Layer and adhere flowers and leaves foiled embellishments as shown, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. What do you like most about this yellow scrapbook layout? What sunny images would you highlight on it? Let us know in the comments below! "," Yellow — the sunniest hue in the rainbow. We associate yellow with warmth, sunshine and happiness, and this attention-getter shade can be seen throughout our environment, from Easter daffodils to the golden accents of buttercups and dandelions, baby chicks and the great pollinators that are bees. Want to say yellow to a fresh layout? Then take a look at this yellow scrapbook layout using the Botanical Burst collection! ","Botanical Burst Collection, Family, Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Yellow","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/botanicalburst_yellow_1920x1080.jpg,64633 "Hold On — This Carnival Scrapbook Layout is Sure to be a Good Time",melissaullmann,"2021-08-09 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/09/hold-on-this-carnival-scrapbook-layout-is-sure-to-be-a-good-time/," Weeeeeee!Rides are so much fun. Whether it's an old-fashioned wooden rollercoaster or a bobbing up-and-down carousel, fun is the name of the game at carnivals, amusement parks, fairs and more! Want to go for a creative ride? Then check out this carnival layout and showcase your own good-time vibes! To create this layout you will need: Sparks of Magic Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) – Coming soon! Visit the website for expected arrival.Sparks of Magic Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)– Coming soon! Visit the website for expected arrival.Sparks of Magic Variety Mat Pack 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)Ruler Step 1: Use a piece of Black Solid Cardstock for the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the beige stars paper to measure 11"" x 11"". Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Cut and layer mats and the laser mats to the layout. Step 4: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 5: Using a Black Dual-Tip Pen and a ruler, draw lines along the outer edge of the beige paper. Use the pen to draw squiggles on the lines. Journal as desired. Step 6: Adhere photos to the mats.What memories would you showcase on this carnival scrapbook layout? "," Weeeeeee!Rides are so much fun. Whether it's an old-fashioned wooden rollercoaster or a bobbing up-and-down carousel, fun is the name of the game at carnivals, amusement parks, fairs and more! Want to go for a creative ride? Then check out this carnival layout and showcase your own good-time vibes! To create this layout you will need: Sparks of Magic Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sp","Amusement Parks, Kids, Laser Mats, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Sparks of Magic Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/sparksofmagic_matslasermats_1920x1080.jpg,66046 "Sketch Round-Up July 26-Aug. 8","Creative Memories","2021-08-08 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/08/sketch-round-up-july-26-aug-8/," Scrapbooking is difficult. MYTH BUSTED! Scrapbooking can be anything you want it to be! At its core, scrapbooking is a way to preserve memories by combining photos with words that tell a story. And you know what? It’s your story, so your rules apply! You can be as elaborate as you want or as minimalistic as you please. You can bounce ideas off other scrappers for innovative ideas and put your own creative twist on it or you can follow along to a T with online tutorials, videos, Project Recipes™ and many other step-by-step outlets. And here’s another instance that can help drive and promote easy scrapbooking opportunities — the Weekly Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Take a look at this paw-some border! Make it for yourself by following along to this blog post! Sketch #2 This beauty of a border features the Animal Tracks BMC, just like Sketch #1! Want to learn how to put it together? Just click on this link and you'll be directed to the blog post! Sketch #3 Let's keep the good times rolling — check out this blog post to see how you can create a thrilling paper folding technique and design for your next project! Sketch #4 Wow, talk about a dream scene in green! See how you can put this gorgeous one-page layout together with the easy-to-follow steps in this blog post! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Another month is here, which means the next Virtual Crop is on the horizon! Mark your calendar for Aug. 13-14 (AU: 14-15 Aug.) and make sure to join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group if you haven't already. (And tell your friends and family to join, too!) "," Scrapbooking is difficult. MYTH BUSTED! Scrapbooking can be anything you want it to be! At its core, scrapbooking is a way to preserve memories by combining photos with words that tell a story. And you know what? It’s your story, so your rules apply! You can be as elaborate as you want or as minimalistic as you please. You can bounce ideas off other scrappers for innovative ideas and put your own creative twist on it ","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,66175 "Add Frills of Foliage With These Leaves Crafts: Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card","Krislyn Mattei","2021-08-06 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/06/add-frills-of-foliage-with-these-leaves-crafts-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," Yes, flowers are so striking and stunning, but you can't overlook the importance of foliage. Leaves can definitely add pops of hues, interest, beauty, texture, depth and shade to the landscape — they’re not just “accents,” but rather a stunning foundation for gardens and yards. In fact, leaves are the starring roles in today’s blog, which aptly features the Spring Leaf Punch! Let these leaves crafts — featuring two scrapbook borders and a DIY card — grow on you and make them today! (P.S. This punch will also work beautifully for some upcoming autumn-themed collections... anyone up for raking leaves?) To create these borders and card, you will need: Botanical Burst Yellow, Pink, Blue & Green Paper Packs or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Botanical Burst Yellow & Pink Petal & Leaves Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Must Have Laser Words – Pack 2 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Aqua, Dark Sea Green, Navy & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Spring Leaf 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)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 Spring Leaf Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/iZ8MbTNfKjw Yellow & Green Leaves Border Step 1: Cut a 3-1/2"" x 12"" strip green tonal scattered leaves paper for the base. Cut a 2-7/8"" x 12"" strip of Dark Green Solid Cardstock and adhere to the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of bold field mustard blooms paper. Using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut five circles in the bold field mustard blooms strip at regular intervals. Adhere this strip on the border. Step 3: With the Spring Leaf Punch, punch five leaves from various yellow and green papers. Adhere to the border using Foam Squares for added dimension. Multi-Hued Leaves Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade, cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of blue stripes paper for the base. Step 2: With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of green diamonds paper and adhere to the base. Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of Navy Solid Cardstock and mount on top. Step 3: With the Spring Leaf Punch, punch eight leaves from various pink, yellow, blue and green papers. Adhere on the border as shown. Snapshots 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 with 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 Aqua Solid Cardstock. Adhere on the front of the card. Step 3: Cut four 1-3/4"" x 1-3/4"" squares of pink, blue, green and yellow stripes papers. Adhere to the card. With the Spring Leaf Punch, punch four leaves from White Solid Cardstock. Mount on the squares. Step 4: Adhere the “Snapshots” laser title embellishment. Add gems as desired. Have you made any leaves crafts with the Spring Leaf Punch? Do you prefer one of the scrapbook borders or the DIY card? Plant your thoughts and ideas down below! "," Yes, flowers are so striking and stunning, but you can't overlook the importance of foliage. Leaves can definitely add pops of hues, interest, beauty, texture, depth and shade to the landscape — they’re not just “accents,” but rather a stunning foundation for gardens and yards. In fact, leaves are the starring roles in today’s blog, which aptly features the Spring Leaf Punch! Let these leaves crafts — featuring tw","Border Ideas, Borders, Botanical Burst Collection, Card Making, Cards, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/springleafpunch_1920x1080.jpg,64645 "Create a Campsite for Your Outdoor Memories With This Camping Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-08-05 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/05/create-a-campsite-for-your-outdoor-memories-with-this-camping-scrapbook-layout/," Here's a fun fact: The top five words associated with the camping industry are outdoors (89%), campfire (89%), fun (84%), tent (83%) and adventure (80%). But some other top-notch contenders include happiness, relaxing, family and many other feel-good thoughts. Whether you're an avid camper that loves to visit national parks in an RV or someone who'd rather pitch a tent in the backyard or local campground, there's so much to enjoy about being in the great outdoors. And if you've left a footprint on a recent camping excursion, why not show off those moments with a camping scrapbook layout... like this one! To create this layout you will need: Happy Camper Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Happy Camper Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning NovemberHappy Camper Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Blue 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)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use Light Blue Solid Cardstock as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of dots paper to measure 4-1/2"" x 11"". Adhere to the left side of the layout leaving approximately 1/2"" border around it. Step 3: Cut a piece of topography paper to measure 6-1/2"" x 11"". Adhere to the layout on the right side of the dots paper. Step 4: Cut circles using the Custom Cutting System Circle Patterns: Two from the inside edge of the medium Circle Pattern with the Red Blade. Two from the inside edge of the large Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade. One from the inside edge of the medium Circle Pattern with the Green Blade. Step 5: Adhere the circles to the dots paper. Adhere embellishments to the circles using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Cut two photo mats to measure 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Adhere photos. Step 7: Adhere the two woodgrain border stickers on both sides of the dot piece as shown. Adhere the chevron arrow sticker to the layout as desired. Step 8: Use Brown Dual-Tip Pen to doodle along the outside edges of the layout, as well as the outside edges of the circles. Journal as desired. Do you like to go camping? Where has been your most beloved camping spot or adventure story? Share your thoughts and let us know what you think of this camping scrapbook layout! "," Here's a fun fact: The top five words associated with the camping industry are outdoors (89%), campfire (89%), fun (84%), tent (83%) and adventure (80%). But some other top-notch contenders include happiness, relaxing, family and many other feel-good thoughts. Whether you're an avid camper that loves to visit national parks in an RV or someone who'd rather pitch a tent in the backyard or local campground, there's so much to e","Camping, Happy Camper Collection, Hiking, outdoors, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/happycamper_embellishments_1920x1080.jpg,65249 "Enjoy New Thrills With This Amusement Park Layout: Scrapbook Paper Folding Technique and Design",melissaullmann,"2021-08-04 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/04/enjoy-new-thills-with-this-amusement-park-layout-scrapbook-paper-folding-technique-and-design/," Amusement parks, theme parks, water parks… all of these parks are tickets to a great time! And within these moments of magic, whether it’s for your first time or 100th, make for some of the best memories and photo ops… which only means it’ll make way for some thrilling layouts! Get in line and marvel at this amusement park layout for starters. (Psst, it features a dynamic scrapbook paper folding technique and design to really bring on the excitement!) To create this layout you will need: Sparks of Magic Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) – Coming soon! Visit the website for expected arrival.Cranberry, Light Gray & Black Solid Cardstocks 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)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)PencilRulerEraser Step 1: Use the Cranberry Solid Cardstock as the base for the layout. Step 2: Using a piece of Light Gray Cardstock, draw pencil lines with a ruler at the 6"" marks both vertically and horizontally. Cut 16 pieces that measure 2-1/2"" x 2-1/2"" of a various designer and tonal papers. Aligning the tips at the 1"" mark, score the tips on each side. Fold those tips over to show the back side of the papers and adhere.  Step 3: Starting in the middle of the gray cardstock, adhere the pieces, working your way outward. Step 4: Trim 1/4"" from the edges of all four sides of the gray cardstock. Adhere gray cardstock piece to the base of the layout. Step 5: Cut four pieces of Black Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 1/4"". Adhere to the layout approximately 1/2"" from the edges of each side of the cranberry cardstock base. Step 6: Cut two pieces from the Black Solid Cardstock to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"" for photo mats. Cut two pieces from the light blue designer paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 5"". Adhere these to the black cardstock and then adhere mats to the layout. Adhere photos: (2) 3-1/2"" x 4-3/4"". Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. Are you going to try out this scrapbook paper folding technique? What photos would you display on this amusement park layout? Feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments section! "," Amusement parks, theme parks, water parks… all of these parks are tickets to a great time! And within these moments of magic, whether it’s for your first time or 100th, make for some of the best memories and photo ops… which only means it’ll make way for some thrilling layouts! Get in line and marvel at this amusement park layout for starters. (Psst, it features a dynamic scrapbook paper folding technique and design t","Amusement Parks, Kids, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Sparks of Magic Collection, Theme Parks","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/sparksofmagic_papers_1920x1080.jpg,66035 "Say Ka-Bloom to Two Flower Scrapbook Layout Ideas With No Leftover Paper Scraps","Creative Memories","2021-08-03 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/03/say-ka-bloom-to-two-flower-scrapbook-layout-ideas-with-no-leftover-paper-scraps/," Have you ever finished up a project and wondered what to do with those tiny bits of leftover paper? Do you throw them out or let them sit on your craft, waiting patiently for months for a scrappy purpose? Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu challenged herself to have minimal (in fact, close to nil!) extras behind, which she was successfully able to do by creating two flower scrapbook ideas that work off of each other! Give them a go today! Sachiyo’s Inspiration What is your most cherished scrapbooking tool? Mine is the Custom Cutting System, especially with the Jumbo Circle Pattern. As I hear some people are not so happy about the scraps we get after cutting a circle, I challenged myself to use up the leftover pieces. In today’s blog, I used three sheets of papers to create the base of two layouts without leaving any scraps in the end. (Please note: You will have some scraps after punching pieces for decoration.) To create these layouts you will need: Botanical Burst Buy-It-All Decorative Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lime, Navy & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Must Have Laser Words – Pack 2 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Spring Leaf Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Five Leaf Punch 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)Splash & Summer Sun Dot Tip Pens or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Layout 1 Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor Step 1: Cut a circle and ring using the outside of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern with the Green and Red Blade from the yellow stripes designer paper. Set aside the circle and ring for Layout 2*. Use the cut-out piece as the base of Layout 1. Step 2: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Using the Summer Sun Dot Tip Pen, draw a circle by tracing the inside of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern (You could also use the Circle Cutter for this). Move the Jumbo Circle Pattern slightly and draw another circle and then a third circle, overlapping the lines. Repeat the same steps using the Splash Dot Tip Pen. Draw dots randomly using the Dot Pens. Adhere to the base. Step 3: Using the Spring Leaf Punch and Five Leaf Punch, punch several pieces from Light Lime Solid Cardstock. Adhere the punched leaves, as well foiled petals and foiled leaves embellishments to the page, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 4: Cut a circle from a piece of White Solid Cardstock using the inside of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern with the Red Blade. Adhere the circle piece to the page, using Foam Squares. Set aside the cutout piece as the base of Layout 2**. Step 5: Color the “This was a fantastic day” title embellishment with the Brown Dual-Tip Pen. Add to the page. Layout 2 Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor Step 1: Adhere the circle and ring* cut from the yellow stripes designer paper to the White Solid Cardstock base**. Step 2: Cut a circle using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Green Blade from Navy Solid Cardstock. Adhere in the back of “Memories” title embellishment. Add “Joy” title embellishment using Foam Squares. Add to the page. Step 3: Using the Five Leaf Punch, punch five times each from Light Lime Solid Cardstock and pink stripes designer paper. Cut pink pieces and make flowers as shown. Add to the page. Step 4: Add a piece of White Solid Cardstock in the back of “Lots of” title embellishment. Adhere a border sticker (from Botanical Burst Buy-It-All Decorative Bundle) and another title embellishment, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Will you create these two flower scrapbook layout ideas? How to you make use of whole pieces of paper and their scraps? Share your knowledge and skills in the comments! "," Have you ever finished up a project and wondered what to do with those tiny bits of leftover paper? Do you throw them out or let them sit on your craft, waiting patiently for months for a scrappy purpose? Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu challenged herself to have minimal (in fact, close to nil!) extras behind, which she was successfully able to do by creating two flower scrapbook ideas that work off of each other! G","Botanical Burst Collection, Floral, Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/botanical-burst-flower-wreath-layout-creative-memories1.jpg,64840 "Take A Magical Ride With This Amusement Park Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-08-02 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/08/02/take-a-magical-ride-with-this-amusement-park-layout/," Going to an amusement park is fun at any age — you can ride a zooming 360-degree corkscrew roller coaster or a slow-and-steady and high-in-the-sky Ferris wheel, enjoy sugary cotton candy, cool lemonade and deep-fried corn dogs and even play games and simply people-watch! And that’s just the magical experience you can enjoy over and over again with the Sparks of Magic collection! And it’s not perfect just for amusement park adventures — it’s also a happy reminder for memories of days at the fair, carnivals, water parks, birthday parties and so much more! Take a creative ride with this amusement park layout and let your imagination have fun! To create this layout you will need: Sparks of Magic Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) - Coming soon! Visit the website for expected arrival.Sparks of Magic Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sparks of Magic Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)- Coming soon! Visit the website for expected arrival.Sparks of Magic Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Aqua Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with the Starry Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) - Cartridge coming soon! Visit the website for expected arrival.12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Wave Blades 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 Sparks of Magic collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/t79f_rrbSnA Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut the piece of designer paper with blue on one side and black with multi-hued stars on the other into two pieces that measure 6"" x 12"". Flip one of the pieces over and weld together using a 1"" strip of paper/cardstock. Step 2: Cut a piece of red hearts designer paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"" with the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wavy Blade. Adhere to the middle edge of the black multi-hued stars paper. Step 3: Using the Border Maker System with the Starry Border Maker Cartridge, punch along the edge of the yellow polka dots tonal paper. After the edge is punched, then cut at 1-1/4"". Adhere to the top of the red paper. Step 4: Cut three photo mats from Aqua Solid Cardstock to measure 3-3/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the layout. Cut three photos to measure 3-1/2"" x 4"". Adhere to the cardstock mats. Step 5: Cut 20 pieces of various papers to measure 1/2"" x 6"". Adhere to the top of the layout vertically, leaving approximately 1/8"" in between each piece. Step 6: Adhere border stickers along the middle of the layout. Step 7: Adhere a mat to the back of a laser-cut mat. Adhere to the layout using Foam Squares. Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. What is your go-to ride (or game, food or beverage!) at amusements parks or other fun-filled locations? What do you like most about this amusement park layout and the brand-new Sparks of Magic collection? Share, share, share with us today! "," Going to an amusement park is fun at any age — you can ride a zooming 360-degree corkscrew roller coaster or a slow-and-steady and high-in-the-sky Ferris wheel, enjoy sugary cotton candy, cool lemonade and deep-fried corn dogs and even play games and simply people-watch! And that’s just the magical experience you can enjoy over and over again with the Sparks of Magic collection! And it’s not perfect just for amusem",,"Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/sparksofmagic_collection2_1920x1080-1.jpg,66001 "Store a Treasure Trove of Natural Wonders: Easy Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-07-30 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/30/store-a-treasure-trove-of-natural-wonders-easy-scrapbook-layout/," Eons and eons of water, fire and ice have sculpted our planet into an incredible work of art and birthed spectacular scenery. Throughout the world, we can explore the depths of giant crystal caves, hike our way through gorgeous national parks, hit the waves at vast beaches and so much more. Many outdoor destinations are just downright jaw-dropping… and, of course, beg for a photo op! Take a look at this easy scrapbook layout and imagine what natural wonders you show off! To create this layout you will need: Emerald Gemstone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Emerald Gemstone Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Emerald Gemstone Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Emerald Gemstone Border 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-green wash tonal paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut two pieces of designer papers to measure 12"" x 2"". Adhere one along the top edge and one along the bottom edge. Step 3: Layer border embellishments along the edges of the previous papers. Step 4: Cut two photo mats from emerald green stripes tonal paper to measure 3-1/2"" x 4-1/2"". Cut one photo mat from emerald green stripes tonal paper to measure 4"" x 6"". Adhere photos: (2) 3"" x 4"" and (1) 3-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Step 5: Cut a strip of paper to measure 7"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere to the layout.  Step 6: Cut a border to measure 7"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the previous piece. Step 7: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. What photos of natural wonders would you rock out on this scrapbook layout? What do you like most about the Emerald Gemstone collection? Tell us — we would love to hear from you! "," Eons and eons of water, fire and ice have sculpted our planet into an incredible work of art and birthed spectacular scenery. Throughout the world, we can explore the depths of giant crystal caves, hike our way through gorgeous national parks, hit the waves at vast beaches and so much more. Many outdoor destinations are just downright jaw-dropping… and, of course, beg for a photo op! Take a look at this easy scrapbook layou","Emerald Gemstone Collection, Hiking, outdoors, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/emeraldgemstone_embellishments_large.jpg,58772 "Illuminate Bright Ideas With These Summer Crafts: Scrapbook Borders and Card",melissaullmann,"2021-07-29 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/29/illuminate-bright-ideas-with-these-summer-crafts-scrapbook-borders-and-card/," Early dawns, longer sunlit days, shorter nights — summer is a sun-soaked sensation of a season! Whether you’re in the Northern Hemisphere currently enjoying fun-in-the-sun memories or in the Southern Hemisphere dreaming of warm-weather delights, the Summertime collection will have you walking (and crafting!) on sunshine all year round! Check out these summer crafts — scrapbook borders and a card — and illuminate bold ideas that really turn up the heat! To create these borders and card, you will need: Summertime Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Border Maker System with Lamplight Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Wave Blades 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) Check out the Lamplight Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/HqFYP1Vf_RY Feeling Hot Hot Hot Card Step 1: Use a blank card from the Blank Card Kit as the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to card. Step 3: Cut a piece of lime green and white beach towel stripes paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 5"". Step 4: Using Border Maker System with the Lamplight Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch several borders from a variety of papers. Adhere across the front of the lime green and white beach towel stripes paper.  Step 5: Trim any excess with a scissors. Adhere this piece to the front of the card. Step 6: Adhere stickers for title, using Foam Squares for added dimension. Summer Days Border Step 1: Cut a piece of poppy blue palm leaves paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"".  Step 2: Using Border Maker System with the Lamplight Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from the hot pink tropical flowers paper and one from the yellow pineapples paper. Save the excess pieces. Step 3: Cut a piece of the dotted paper to measure 12"" x 1/4"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the poppy blue palm leaves paper. Step 41: Using the excess pieces from the hot pink tropical flowers border, adhere along the edge of the dotted paper. Step 5: Flip over the remaining excess pieces from the hot pink tropical flowers border, adhering along the top edge of the poppy blue palm leaves paper. Step 6: Adhere the yellow pineapples border in between the excess pieces. Step 7: Cut a strip from tropical green leaves and a strip from the lime green white beach towel stripes papers to measure 12"" x 1"". Place these pieces along the back of the border, having some extend beyond the border on the top and bottom. Step 8: Adhere stickers using Foam Squares for added dimension. Summer Break Border Step 1: Cut a piece of the poppy blue palm leaves paper using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade to measure 3"" x 12"".  Step 2: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 2-1/2"" x 12"".  Step 3: Cut a piece of yellow pineapples paper to measure 5"" x 1-1/2"". Adhere at an angle across the middle of the Navy Solid Cardstock. Trim away any excess with scissors. Step 4: Using the Border Maker System with the Lamplight Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch several borders from a variety of papers. Adhere at an angle across the cardstock. Overlap the bottom points of the lamplight. Cover the remainder of the cardstock with a variety of borders. Step 5: Adhere the cardstock piece to the top of the poppy blue palms paper. Step 6: Adhere stickers using Foam Squares for added dimension.What do you think of these bright summer crafts? Will you be making the scrapbook borders and/or card? And what projects have you been making with the Lamplight Chain BMC? Spotlight your thoughts and ideas in the comments! "," Early dawns, longer sunlit days, shorter nights — summer is a sun-soaked sensation of a season! Whether you’re in the Northern Hemisphere currently enjoying fun-in-the-sun memories or in the Southern Hemisphere dreaming of warm-weather delights, the Summertime collection will have you walking (and crafting!) on sunshine all year round! Check out these summer crafts — scrapbook borders and a card — and illuminate bold ","Border Ideas, Border Maker System, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Summer Fun, Summertime, Summertime Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/lamplight_bmc_1920x1080.jpg,62861 "Welcome Your Memories With This Farmhouse Scrapbook Idea","Krislyn Mattei","2021-07-28 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/28/welcome-your-memories-with-this-farmhouse-scrapbook-idea/," Farmhouse style is warm and approachable, just like the feeling that most people want in their home for themselves and for their guests! And that’s exactly the sentiment you get with the Homestead collection with its designs of reclaimed wood and rustic accents, greenery, neutral hues and more. Combine these elements with the Roundabout Recipe Template, and you’ll loop together a stunning layout that is sure to welcome your photos and precious homestead memories. Take a peek at this farmhouse scrapbook idea to see how! To create this layout you will need: Homestead Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Roundabout Recipe Template with Photo Labeling Pencil & Multi-Purpose Clips or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning SeptemberCustom 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)Pencil Step 1: Set the dial on the Circle Cutter to 6-1/2"" and cut a circle in the middle of a piece of black plaid paper. Set the circle aside and use the rest of the black plaid paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to 11-1/4"" x 11-1/4"". Set the dial on the Circle Cutter to 8.2"" and cut circle in the middle of the cardstock. Adhere the rest of the cardstock on top of the black plaid base. Set the dial on the Circle Cutter to 5-1/2"" and cut a circle from the middle of the larger white circle. Set both circles aside. Step 3: Cut a piece of mini anemones paper to 11"" x 11"". Set the Circle Cutter dial to 9-1/2"" and cut a circle from the tiles paper. Using the Roundabout Recipe Template as a guide, place the tiles circle on the lower right side of the layout. Adhere the large cardstock circle on top. Step 4: Set the Circle Cutter dial to 6-3/4"" and place on a piece of mini anemones paper. Pencil lightly around the white middle piece so you can mark your place for the second cut. Cut a circle, then move the dial to 8"", place the Circle Cutter in the same spot and cut the outside ring. Adhere this piece on the white circle. Adhere the black plaid circle, and finally, the small white circle. Trim off the excess using the 12-inch Trimmer. Step 5: Set the Circle Cutter dial to 3.2"" and cut five circles from the tiles paper. Set the dial to 3.1"" and cut three circles from photos. (Tip: When cutting photos with the Circle Cutter, it helps to first trace the circle on the photo with a pencil to aid in positioning.) Mount the photos on tiles circles and adhere all circles to the layout, using the template as a guide for placement. Step 6: Crop a photo to 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mat on a piece of 6"" x 4"" White Solid Cardstock. Mount on a wood grain mat and adhere to the layout. Step 7: Using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with black plaid paper. Using the Green Blade, cut a circle with White Solid Cardstock. Place behind the windmill propeller embellishment and adhere to a circle. Add additional embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired. Have you tried out the Roundabout Recipe Template? What do you like most about this farmhouse scrapbook idea? Cultivate your thoughts and share them down below! "," Farmhouse style is warm and approachable, just like the feeling that most people want in their home for themselves and for their guests! And that’s exactly the sentiment you get with the Homestead collection with its designs of reclaimed wood and rustic accents, greenery, neutral hues and more. Combine these elements with the Roundabout Recipe Template, and you’ll loop together a stunning layout that is sure to welcome yo","Circle Cutter, Custom Cutting System, Family, Homestead Collection, Recipe Template","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/roundaboutrecipetemplate_1920x1080.jpg,60804 "Fabricate an Embroidery Scrapbook Technique — it's Sew Stunning","Creative Memories","2021-07-27 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/27/fabricate-an-embroidery-scrapbook-technique-its-sew-stunning/," Raise of hands — who knows how to embroider? With simple stitches, this form of art allows you to make decorative pillows for your sofa, custom handbags, clothing, tablecloths, towels and more. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu learned how to embroider from her grandmother, and paid tribute to this historic pastime by creating this embroidery scrapbook technique — it's sew stunning! Hoop to it! Sachiyo’s Inspiration When I was little, my grandma taught me many life skills like cooking, baking, knitting, sewing and miscellaneous crafts. If grandma had not taught me those skills, I’m not sure I’d be doing what I’m doing today! Embroidery is one of those skills she taught me. She always encouraged me to create and brought me crafty things to make. The skills that she taught me still connect us, even though she’s been gone for some years. Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Happy Camper Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Happy Camper Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Happy Camper Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer Green, Crimson & Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning September12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors 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 Crimson Solid Cardstock as the base. Step 2: Draw a line vertically, connecting the midway points. Draw a line horizontally at 5"" from the top. Set the Circle Cutter dial at 9"", align the pin on the intersection point and cut a circle. Set the dial at 8.6"", align the pin at the same intersection point and cut a circle. Set aside the ring. Trim all four sides of the paper by 1/8"". Adhere to the base cardstock. Step 3: Cut off a piece of the ring — about 1/2"" width. Using the Circle Cutter and the topography paper, cut a circle from the middle with 9"" set on the dial. Add the circle and ring to the page. Step 4: Mark at 5"" from the top and 6"" from the side of the paper. Use this as the middle point to draw lines. Set the Circle Cutter dial at 10"" and align onto the marked middle. Insert the Brown Dual-Tip Pen (fine tip) in the pen slot, hold the Circle Cutter and draw a curved line. Shift the dial at 11"" and draw another curved line. Draw stitch lines for fun. Step 5: Cut the following shapes from Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock: 1/4"" x 1"" (2 pieces) 1/4"" x 1/2"" (2 pieces) Cut the following shapes from Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock: 1/8"" x 2-1/2""1/4"" x 3/8""1/2"" x 1/2"" (Draw groove lines with the Black Dual-Tip Pen.) Assemble the embroidery hoop as shown. Step 6: Cut three photo mats from the fire red plaid paper, measuring 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Add to the page. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Do you like to embroider? What are your thoughts on this embroidery scrapbook technique? "," Raise of hands — who knows how to embroider? With simple stitches, this form of art allows you to make decorative pillows for your sofa, custom handbags, clothing, tablecloths, towels and more. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu learned how to embroider from her grandmother, and paid tribute to this historic pastime by creating this embroidery scrapbook technique — it's sew stunning! Hoop to it! Sachiyo’s Inspi","Creative Memories, Happy Camper Collection, outdoors, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/embroidery-hoop-layout-happy-camper-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories.jpg,64827 "Highlight Hue-tiful Memories With This Blue Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-07-26 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/26/highlight-hue-tiful-memories-with-this-blue-layout/," Ahh, blue. A hue which oftentimes hails a first-place ranking as humanity’s most preferred shade. This primary tone calls to mind feelings of calmness, serenity, tranquility and peace. And it’s also a primary pigment and top-notch tinge within the Botanical Burst collection! See for yourself with this blue layout and let your creativity flourish with this Grade A shade! To create this layout you will need: Botanical Burst Blue Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Botanical Burst Blue Petals & Leaves Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop 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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Black Solid Cardstock (or a Black Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 1-1/2"" x 11-3/4"" strip of large polka dots paper, scalloping one side with the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade. Cut a 2"" x 11-3/4"" strip of scallops paper. Cut a 1-1/2"" x 11-3/4"" strip of small polka dots paper, scalloping one side with the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade. Adhere side by side to the left side of the layout as shown. Step 3: Cut an 11-3/4"" x 1"" strip of tonal hydrangea blossoms paper, scalloping one side with the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade. Adhere along the bottom of the layout, about 1-1/4"" from the edge. Step 4: Cut a 4-1/2"" x 6"" piece of plaid paper. Cut a 4"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Crop a photo to measure 3-3/4"" x 5-1/4"". Layer and mount to the layout. Crop two photos to 5-1/2"" x 4"" and mount on the layout. Step 5: Layer and adhere blue petals and flowers foiled embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Apply three epoxy stickers to the bottom right-hand corner. Step 6: Journal as desired with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Is blue your most beloved hue? Do you like the contrast of shades in this blue layout? Tell us what you think in the comments below! "," Ahh, blue. A hue which oftentimes hails a first-place ranking as humanity’s most preferred shade. This primary tone calls to mind feelings of calmness, serenity, tranquility and peace. And it’s also a primary pigment and top-notch tinge within the Botanical Burst collection! See for yourself with this blue layout and let your creativity flourish with this Grade A shade! To create this layout you will need: B","Blue, Botanical Burst Collection, Cat, Floral, Pets, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/botanicalburst_blue_1920x1080.jpg,64638 "Sketch Round-Up July 12-25","Creative Memories","2021-07-25 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/25/sketch-round-up-july-12-25/," Here's today's agenda for you: scrapbooking, of course! Corral your trimmer, adhesives, pens, stickers, papers and more, for it's time for another Sketch Round-Up with a lineup of innovative ideas, pretty projects and dynamic designs! Let's go! Sketch #1 Explore the easy step-by-step directions in this blog post so you can make this card (and a few borders!) for yourself! Sketch #2 Hike straight to your craft room now to make this adventurous one-page layout — the easy-to-follow instructions will guide you along the way. Sketch #3 Have you taken on the #JulyBONUS challenge yet?! (You totally should!) Get all the details on the sketch challenge here and make sure to submit to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Sketch #4 Check out how to make this camping cutie for yourself by clicking the link to this blog post! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Remember to mark your calendar for Aug. 13-14 (AU: 14-15 Aug.) — that's when the next Virtual Crop will be! Woot, woot! And make sure to join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group if you haven't already (and tell your friends and family to join, too!) "," Here's today's agenda for you: scrapbooking, of course! Corral your trimmer, adhesives, pens, stickers, papers and more, for it's time for another Sketch Round-Up with a lineup of innovative ideas, pretty projects and dynamic designs! Let's go! Sketch #1 Explore the easy step-by-step directions in this blog post so you can make this card (and a few borders!) for yourself! Sketch #2 Hike straight to yo","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,65842 "Go Wild for Paw-some Animal Tracks Crafts",melissaullmann,"2021-07-23 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/23/go-wild-for-paw-some-animal-tracks-crafts/," Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Animals are everywhere in this world, from snow-covered mountains to the thick depths of a forest and even your very own backyard! Animals are awe-inspiring, and if you have photos and memories regarding to hiking, nature walks, trips to the zoo and camping (especially when paired with the Happy Camper collection, like these animal tracks crafts do!), then the Animal Tracks Border Maker Cartridge is a paw-some tool you’ve got to add to your craft room! Go wild! To create these borders and card, you will need: Happy Camper Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Happy Camper Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Happy Camper Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Gray Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Border Maker System with Animal Tracks Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Deckle & Scoring 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 Animal Tracks Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/yQGPoV0FOyA Explore Card Step 1: Cut a piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock to measure 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scoring Blade, score at 4-1/4"". Fold in half. Step 2: Cut a piece of wooden blocks paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"".  Step 3: Using the Border Maker System with the Animal Tracks Border Maker Cartridge, punch along the edge of three different shades and patterns of paper. Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut the strips to measure 1-1/4"" x 5"".  Step 4: Cut three strips of paper from different shades and patterns to measure 1"" x 5"". Place behind the punched animal tracks. Adhere strips to the front of the card. Step 5: Cut a piece of the rustic stripes paper to measure 4"" x 1-3/4"". Adhere to card. Step 6: Cut a piece of topography paper to measure 4"" x 1-1/2"". Adhere to card. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Happy Camper Border Step 1: Cut a piece of teal dots paper with the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade to measure 3-3/8"" x 12"". Step 2: Cut a piece of wooden blocks paper to measure 3"" x 12"". Using the Border Maker System with the Animal Tracks Border Maker Cartridge, punch along both edges of the paper.  Step 3: Cut two strips of light tree bark paper to measure 1"" x 12"". Adhere behind the punched animal tracks. Adhere to the teal dots paper. Step 4: Cut a piece of the blue animal tracks paper to measure 1"" x 12"". Adhere between the punched animal tracks. Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Outdoor Adventure Border Step 1: Cut a piece of wooden blocks paper to measure 2-3/4"" x 12"". Step 2: Using the Border Maker System with the Animal Tracks Border Maker Cartridge, punch along the edge of teal dots paper, using every other notch, so you are only punching three times. Step 3: Cut three pieces of paper to measure 1"" x 2"". Adhere behind the animal tracks on the teal dots paper. Adhere to the right side of the border. Step 4: Adhere a sticker border along the left edge of the teal dots paper. Cut a piece of stripes paper to measure 1/2"" x 12"" using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade. Adhere to the left of the sticker border. Step 5: Adhere embellishments and stickers to the border, adding some with Foam Squares for added dimension. Have you spotted animal tracks out in nature or in your own backyard? What sorts of projects would you make with the Animal Tracks BMC? Give us a shout-out and tell us what you think of these animal tracks crafts! "," Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Animals are everywhere in this world, from snow-covered mountains to the thick depths of a forest and even your very own backyard! Animals are awe-inspiring, and if you have photos and memories regarding to hiking, nature walks, trips to the zoo and camping (especially when paired with the Happy Camper collection, like these animal tracks crafts do!), then the Animal Tracks Border Maker Cart","Animals, Border Ideas, Borders, Camping, Card Making, Cards, Happy Camper Collection, Hiking, outdoors, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Scrapbooking Tools","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/animaltracks_bmc_1920x1080.jpg,65255 "Enjoy Fresh Air Flair With These Park Bench Borders and Pumpkin Borders","Krislyn Mattei","2021-07-22 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/22/enjoy-fresh-air-flair-with-these-park-bench-borders-and-pumpkin-borders/," Winter, spring, summer or fall… Mother Nature always calls! Each season brings their own great bouts of adventures, special moments with friends and family, fresh air fun, connections with nature, health benefits and more! Ready to take on some seasonal style with the bountiful beauties of the You-Pick-It Promo?! Then take a peek at these park bench borders and pumpkin borders! Walking on Sunshine & Walk in the Park Borders To create these borders, you will need: Walking on Sunshine Paper Pack — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 1Walk in the Park Border Punch — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 1Aqua, Dark Green & Dark Sea Green Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) For promo details, visit: US | CA | AU Flip Flops Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of plaid paper for the base. Step 2: Punch a border with the Walk in the Park Border Punch with Dark Sea Green Solid Cardstock and trim to 12"" x 2-3/4"". Punch another border with Aqua Solid Cardstock and trim to 12"" x 1-3/4"". Layer aqua over dark sea green, slightly offset and adhere to the border. Step 3: Cut a row of flip-flops from designer paper. Adhere just below the aqua border. Park Squares Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of waves paper for the base. With the Straight Blade, cut a 2-3/8"" x 12"" strip of green gingham paper and adhere on top. Step 2: Cut two 2-3/4"" x 3"" pieces of sunshine yellow suns paper. Adhere one aligned at the top and one aligned at 6"". Step 3: Punch a border with the Walk in the Park Border Punch with Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Trim to measure 12"" x 2-3/4"". Cut into 2-3/8"" wide sections. Adhere sections to the border squares, as shown. Step 4: Cut four 2-3/8"" x 5/8"" strips of plaid paper. Adhere to the border. Sweater Weather & Pumpkin Vine Borders To create these borders, you will need: Sweater Weather Paper Pack — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 2Pumpkin Vine Border Punch — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 2Goldenrod, Light Lime & Orange 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 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) For promo details, visit: US | CA | AU Pumpkins and Vines Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of Orange Solid Cardstock for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of pumpkin patch paper and adhere on top. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 1-5/8"" strip of eggplant leaves paper and adhere 1/4"" from the top. Step 3: Punch a border using the Pumpkin Vine Border Punch with Light Lime Solid Cardstock (aligning the edge of the paper at the edge of the body of the punch instead of the marks). Punch another with Orange Solid Cardstock. Trim out five pumpkins and place them over the light lime pumpkins. Adhere to the border. Layered Pumpkins Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of plaid paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of Goldenrod Solid Cardstock and adhere on the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of navy blue forest paper and adhere on top. Step 3: Punch a border using the Pumpkin Vine Border Punch with each Goldenrod and Orange Solid Cardstocks. Flip the goldenrod border to the reverse side and layer the orange border on top. Adhere to the border. Have you achieved one (or both) of the You-Pick-It Promo bundles?! What do you like about the summer-themed products versus the fall-themed items? And will you be making these park bench borders and pumpkin borders? Spill the beans in the comments below! "," Winter, spring, summer or fall… Mother Nature always calls! Each season brings their own great bouts of adventures, special moments with friends and family, fresh air fun, connections with nature, health benefits and more! Ready to take on some seasonal style with the bountiful beauties of the You-Pick-It Promo?! Then take a peek at these park bench borders and pumpkin borders! Walking on Sunshine & Walk in the P","Border Punches, Borders, Fall, Promotion, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Summer Fun","Border Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/youpickitpromo_walkintheparkpunchcu_1920x1080.jpg,65590 "Follow a Trail of Family Fun With This Camping Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-07-21 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/21/follow-a-trail-of-family-fun-with-this-camping-scrapbook-layout/," From wonderful waterparks, beautiful beach days, zestful trips to the zoo and other fun activities, there are so many awesome family vacation ideas out there. But another standout option — camping! Camping is a great way for family members to reconnect with each other (and with nature!) and to relish new experiences. (Bonus: It’s a great excuse to enjoy lots of melty s’mores and other delicious campfire eats!) Pack your craft bag and let’s go on an adventure with this camping scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Happy Camper Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Happy Camper Stickers 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)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the forest trees paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of wooden blocks paper to measure 12"" x 1/2"" with your 12-inch Trimmer. Adhere to the top edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of wooden blocks paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere to the bottom edge of the layout. Step 4: Cut a piece of teal dots paper to measure 11"" x 5"". Adhere to the layout. Step 5: Cut a circle from the fire red flannel paper using the outside of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade. Cut the circle in half. Adhere half of the circle along the edge of the strip of paper on the bottom edge of the layout as shown. Step 6: Cut a strip of light tree bark paper to measure 12"" x 1/2"". Adhere to the top of the previous strip on the bottom edge of the layout. Use this strip for to journal on. Step 7: Cut photos to measure: (2) 3"" x 4-1/2"" and (1) 3-1/2"" x 4-1/2"". Adhere to the teal dots paper. Step 8: Cut two strips of light tree bark paper to measure 1/4"" x 4-1/2"". Adhere the strips between the photos. Step 9: Adhere stickers to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. What do you think of this camping scrapbook layout? What memories would you showcase and journal about? Let us know in the comments below — we love hearing from you! "," From wonderful waterparks, beautiful beach days, zestful trips to the zoo and other fun activities, there are so many awesome family vacation ideas out there. But another standout option — camping! Camping is a great way for family members to reconnect with each other (and with nature!) and to relish new experiences. (Bonus: It’s a great excuse to enjoy lots of melty s’mores and other delicious campfire eats!) Pack your","Camping, Creative Memories, Happy Camper Collection, Hiking, outdoors, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/happycamper_stickers_1920x1080.jpg,65245 "2+2+2 = An Abundance of Craft Ideas For You!","Creative Memories","2021-07-20 15:45:38",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/20/222-an-abundance-of-craft-ideas-for-you/," Two cards, two borders and two double-page spreads for each of the TWO fantastic You-Pick-It Promo Bundles?! Now that’s what we call two-riffic! Today's blog post comes to you from CM Independent Advisor Lauren Hinds and features craft ideas for using the two You-Pick-It Bundles — you won't want to miss it! Lauren’s Inspiration ""When Advisor Pam Winn told me about her idea to create a 2+2+2 Class (where attendees learn how to create two cards, two borders and two two-page spreads), I knew the idea would be a hit with customers and Advisors alike! It’s a great way to get your hands on the new products and get started on creating album pages. ""And what better time to create some ideas than with the new You-Pick-It Promo?! I combined Pam’s idea with my love for creating simple base page layouts that are a perfect place for fun border strips. I hope this gives you some inspiration and ideas on how to use these fabulous new products."" Did you know? Advisors and customers are scrapbooking together all the time... and near YOU! You can use the Find An Event search to discover gatherings near you, including virtual events! Find An Event: US | CA | AU To create these Walking on Sunshine Promo Projects, you will need: Walking on Sunshine Paper Pack — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 1Walking on Sunshine Laser Cut Paper Pack — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 1Walk in the Park Border Punch — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 1White Solid Cardstock 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)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning SeptemberMust Have Laser Title Embellishments - Pack 2 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) For promo details, visit: US | CA | AU Fantastic Day Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Wave Blade, cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 2 3/4"". Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut a piece of the waves paper to measure 2 1/2"" x 12"". (Make sure the waves are going horizontal.) Step 3: Cut three circles out of the sunshine yellow suns paper using the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern on the inside track using the Red Blade. Step 4: Cut three rings from the flip-flops paper using the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern on the inside track using the Blue Blade followed by the Red Blade. Step 5: Adhere circles to the waves paper, allowing some of the circles to go off the side of the paper. Carefully trim the circles with a scissors and adhere extra pieces to the border as shown. Step 6: Adhere the “This was a fantastic day” laser title embellishment to the border. Park Bench Border Step 1: Cut a base layer of White Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 2 1/2"". Step 2: Punch a strip of the green gingham paper with the Walk in the Park Border Punch. Trim to measure 2"" to the top of the tallest tree. Step 3: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut the sunshine yellow suns paper to measure 2"" to the blade (swell). Step 4: With the 12-inch Trimmer, trim the other side of the swell paper to measure 1-1/2"" past the edge of the swell. Step 5: With the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 2-1/2"" piece from the park bench punched paper. Next, trim a 1/2"" piece off the punched strip. Repeat cutting a 2-1/2"" then 1/2"" piece until you have cut the entire strip. This creates movement in the trees for your border. Step 6: Using the 2"" sunshine yellow suns paper with the swell, trim four 2-1/2"" segments.  Step 7: Using the 1-1/2” fresh flowers paper, trim four 2-1/2"" segments. Step 8: Starting at the top of the border strip, adhere the suns piece using the straight part of the strip for the top. Step 9: Moving down the strip, adhere the park bench punch piece so that it overlaps the sun paper and does not show any white underneath. Step 10: Adhere the fresh flowers paper on top of the park bench piece, showing the swell edge. Step 11: Continue down the strip using the suns, park bench and fresh flowers papers alternately until you reach the bottom of the border. 2-Page Layout for the Park Bench Border *NOTE: Either the park bench double-page layout can be made with the sun paper OR the flip-flops double-page layout. To create both, you will need to substitute the sun paper on one of the layouts. Step 1: With the 12-inch Trimmer, cut the green gingham paper at 10"" then turn the 12"" x 10"" paper to create another cut at 5"". (You will have a 10"" x 5"" rectangle and a 10"" x 7"" rectangle.) Step 2: Using the full sheet of yellow sunshine suns paper, cut a 12"" x 7"" strip. Step 3: With the same paper, cut a 2-1/2"" strip. (You will have one additional 2-1/2"" strip.) Step 4: Using the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut one of the 2-1/2"" strips in half, using the swell blade. Step 5: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut the swell pieces at 5"". Step 6: Place cut paper on a double-page spread as shown, adding the Park Bench Border. 2-Page Layout for the Fantastic Day Border Step 1: With the 12-inch Trimmer, cut the waves paper at 10"" then turn the 12"" x 10"" paper to create another cut at 5"". (You will have a 10"" x 5"" rectangle and a 10"" x 7"" rectangle.) Step 2: Using the full sheet of yellow sunshine suns paper (or paper of your choice), cut a 12"" x 7"" strip. Step 3: With the same paper, cut a 2-1/2"" strip. (You will have one additional 2-1/2"" strip.) Step 4: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut the remaining 12"" x 2"" flip-flops paper in half, so you will have two 12"" x 1"" strips. Cut both strips at 5"". Step 5: Place cut paper on a double-page spread as shown, adding the Fantastic Day border. Happy Happy Happy Card Step 1: Use a card from the Blank Card Kit as the base for this card. Punch a strip of the green gingham paper with the Walk in the Park Border Punch. Trim to measure 2"" to the top of the tallest tree.  Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut the park bench punched strip into three 4"" pieces. Step 3: With the yellow sunshine suns paper used to create the border strips, cut a 4"" x 2-1/2"" rectangle.  Step 4: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 1"" strip and then trim into three 4"" pieces. Step 5: Adhere pieces to card and layer as shown, leaving a 1/4"" margin around the paper edge. Step 6: Adhere the ""Happy happy happy"" laser title embellishment. You Make Me Smile Pull-Out Card Step 1: Use a card from the Blank Card Kit as the base for this card. Cut the waves paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"".  Step 2: With the Circle Cutter set at 3 1/2"", cut a notch on the 4"" side of waves paper. Step 3: Cut a 3"" x 4"" rectangle out of the flip-flops paper, round edges with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Step 4: Cut a 3"" x 4” rectangle out of White Solid Cardstock, round edges with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Step 5: Adhere the cardstock to the back of flip-flops paper, then punch the top to create a small opening. (Note: A picture can be added to this card to add some fun!) Step 6: With adhesive, adhere the waves paper to the top of the card on three sides, leaving the notched side open. Step 7: Cut a 3"" x 3"" square out of the flip-flops paper, fold in half and adhere it so that it goes around and inside the card. Step 8: Add a small cut circle (left over from the border strip) and a pull tab to the card . Step 9: Adhere the ""You make me smile"" laser title embellishment. To create these Sweater Weather Promo Projects, you will need: Sweater Weather Paper Pack — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 2Sweater Weather Laser Cut Paper Pack — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 2Pumpkin Vine Border Punch — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 2White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Wave & Victorian Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning SeptemberTape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) For promo details, visit: US | CA | AU Peekaboo Pumpkin Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Wave Blade, cut a base layer of White Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 2-3/4"". Step 2: Cut a second layer out of the plaid paper to measure 12"" x 2-1/2"".  Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of pumpkin orange gingham paper. Turn horizontally and cut two 2-1/2"" pieces. Step 4: Using the pumpkin orange gingham paper, punch a strip with the Pumpkin Vine Border Punch.  Step 5: Adhere the pumpkin strip to the eggplant leaves paper, leaving a 1"" strip of eggplant leaves paper below the pumpkins. Step 6: Using the inside track of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut four circles from the eggplant leaves and pumpkin paper, aligning the pumpkins in the circles. Step 7: Adhere the cut-out circles to the plaid paper, allowing the circles to go off the side of the paper as shown. Step 8: Carefully trim the  circles with Micro-Tip Scissors. Step 9: Adhere the plaid paper to base layer. Step 10: Adhere the “This was a fantastic day” laser title embellishment to border. Oh Happy Day Border Step 1: Cut a base layer of navy blue forest paper to measure 12"" x 2-1/2"". Step 2: Using the wave edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut the leaves paper to measure 1-1/2"" to the blade (swell). Step 3: With the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, trim the other side of the swell paper to measure 1"" past the edge of the swell. Step 4: Cut an additional strip from leaves paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Step 5: With the 12-inch Trimmer and Victorian Blade, cut the pumpkin orange gingham paper. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, trim to measure 1/2"". Step 6: With the inside track of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from the pumpkin orange gingham paper. Step 7: Adhere the ""Oh happy day"" laser title embellishment to circle, then cut circle in half as shown. Step 8: Adhere strips and circles to the base layer as shown. 2-Page Layout for the Sweater Weather Borders *NOTE: The following base page layout can be used for both border strips, just by moving the position of the papers.  Step 1: With the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 2"" strip from pumpkin orange gingham paper. Turn horizontally and cut at 5"". Step 2: Turn the remaining 12"" x 10"" paper horizontally and cut at 5"". (You will have a 10"" x 5"" rectangle and a 10"" x 7"" rectangle.) Step 3: Using the full sheet of navy blue forest paper, cut a 12"" x 5"" strip. Step 4: Place cut paper on a double-page spread as shown, adding the border strip of your choice. Friends Banner Card Step 1: Use a card from the Blank Card Kit as the base for this card. Cut the eggplant leaves paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"".  Step 2: With the Circle Cutter set to 4"", cut a circle out of the leaves paper. Cut in half. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 1-1/4"" strip of pumpkin orange gingham paper. Create a ""banner"" cut on the end and trim to measure 5"". Step 4: With the plaid paper, create a 5"" x 3/4"" strip. Layer papers as shown. Step 5: Adhere the ""Friends"" laser title embellishment to the pumpkin orange gingham banner. Peekaboo Pumpkin Card Step 1: Use a card from the Blank Card Kit as the base for this card. Cut the plaid paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"".  Step 2: With the Pumpkin Vine Border Punch, punch a strip of pumpkins using the eggplant leaves paper. Cut apart a single pumpkin and a set of two pumpkins. Step 3: With the inside track of the large Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut an oval in the lower-right corner of the plaid paper. Step 4: Adhere the plaid paper to the card, leaving a 1/4"" edge around the paper. Step 5: Place the second-largest oval Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern over the plaid oval cutout, and cut an oval out of the card front using the inside track with the Red Blade. Step 6: Using the pumpkin orange gingham side of the oval cut from the plaid paper, adhere the oval to inside of card, aligning under the cut-out on the front of the card. Step 7: Adhere cut apart pumpkins so they peek through the oval window as shown. What do you think of Lauren's craft ideas? Will you make them all? And have you taken advantage of the You-Pick-It Promo yet? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below! And if you want info on this packed promo, just visit US | CA | AU "," Two cards, two borders and two double-page spreads for each of the TWO fantastic You-Pick-It Promo Bundles?! Now that’s what we call two-riffic! Today's blog post comes to you from CM Independent Advisor Lauren Hinds and features craft ideas for using the two You-Pick-It Bundles — you won't want to miss it! Lauren’s Inspiration ""When Advisor Pam Winn told me about her idea to create a 2+2+2 Class (where at","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Double Page Layouts, Promotion, Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/you-pick-it-promo-projects-creative-memories10.jpg,65655 "Take On the #JulyBONUS Sketch Challenge: You-Pick-It Promo Perfection","Creative Memories","2021-07-19 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/19/take-on-the-julybonus-sketch-challenge-you-pick-it-promo-perfection/," What do you get when you mix smile-worthy sunshine and snuggly sweaters? Why, TWO amazing gift bundles that you can get FREE with qualifying orders during the You-Pick-It Promo that just kicked off! Not only do we have this exclusive promo to share with you today, but we also have a #JulyBONUS challenge that you can take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group featuring TWO sketches! Both of the example layouts for the sketches show how you can use products from the FREE bundle(s) you can earn during this limited-time spend/get promo... let's dive into it! Limited-Time You-Pick-It Promo Details For a limited time, you can earn up to 2 exclusive gift bundles FREE with qualifying orders! Each bundle contains a limited-edition 12x12 album cover, designer paper pack (6/pk), texture tone-on-tone paper pack (6/pk), laser-cut paper pack (3/pk) and border punch, but they each bring their own unique theme — You-Pick-It Bundle 1 geared toward summer and You-Pick-It Bundle 2 themed toward fall. You can earn You-Pick-It Bundle 1, You-Pick-It Bundle 2 OR both when you meet the qualifying purchase amount! For promo details, visit: US | CA | AU #JulyBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has TWO sketches with example completed layouts using the You-Pick-It 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 earn the free bundles to be eligible to win (but if you earn them, why not use them?!). 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. 1, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 2 Aug. at 2:59pm AET) with hashtag #JulyBONUS1 and/or #JulyBONUS2 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 6 lucky winners (3 winners per sketch!) for this challenge — woohoo! PLUS, 2 bonus winners who complete the challenge using You-Pick-It products.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Aug. 5 at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishment Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to three participants for each sketch. PLUS, 2 bonus winners who complete the challenge using You-Pick-It 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, Aug. 5, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #JulyBONUS1 Promo product used: You-Pick-It Bundle 1 | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #JulyBONUS2 Promo product used: You-Pick-It Bundle 2 | 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. 1, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 2 Aug. at 2:59pm AET) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #JulyBONUS1 and/or #JulyBONUS2) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #JulyBONUS1 Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Walking on Sunshine Paper Pack — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 1Walking on Sunshine Laser Cut Paper Pack — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 1Walk in the Park Border Punch — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 1Custom 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 sunshine yellow suns paper as the base for this layout. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut out the inside of this sheet leaving a 1/2"" border all the way around. (Save the remaining paper for Step 3.) Cut a piece of plaid paper to 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and mount on the base piece. Step 2: Choose the backyard scene laser-cut paper. Crop three photos to fit the mats. For the round mat, crop your photo using the inside of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade. Adhere photos behind the laser-cut paper and mount on the layout. Step 3: Using the Walk in the Park Border Punch, punch a border from sunshine yellow suns paper. Trim to 6-1/4"" x 2"" and adhere to the laser-cut paper, just beneath the top photo. Punch another border, trim to 6-1/4"" x 2-1/2"" and adhere to the laser-cut paper, just beneath the bottom photo. Cut a 6-1/4"" x 3/4"" strip of fresh flowers paper and adhere just below it. Step 4: Journal as desired. Instructions for #JulyBONUS2 Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Sweater Weather Paper Pack — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 2Sweater Weather Laser Cut Paper Pack — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 2Pumpkin Vine Border Punch — Exclusive in You-Pick-It Bundle 2Custom 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 eggplant leaves paper as the base for this layout. Cut a 12"" x 3-1/2"" strip of plaid paper and adhere to the layout, about 1” from the bottom edge. Step 2: Choose the pumpkins and twisted vines laser-cut paper. Crop photos to fit the mats. For the oval mat, use the outside of the second-largest Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade. For the circle mat, use the outside of the small Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade. Mount on the layout. Step 3: Cut a 4-3/8"" x 5-3/8"" mat from pumpkin orange gingham paper and mount a 4"" x 5"" photo on top. Adhere to the layout as shown. Step 4: Journal as desired. So, which of the You-Pick-It Promo bundles will you be getting? (Perhaps you’ll get both!?) Are you inspired by either of these summer- and fall-themed scrapbook layouts? Let us know in the comments below! And again, if you want info on this promo, visit US | CA | AU. "," What do you get when you mix smile-worthy sunshine and snuggly sweaters? Why, TWO amazing gift bundles that you can get FREE with qualifying orders during the You-Pick-It Promo that just kicked off! Not only do we have this exclusive promo to share with you today, but we also have a #JulyBONUS challenge that you can take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group featuring TWO sketches! Both of the example layouts for th","Fall, Page Sketches, Promotion, Scrapbooking Sketch, Summer Fun","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/youpickitpromo_1920x1080.jpg,64605 "These Barbed Wire Scrapbook Crafts Will Add Sharp Style","Krislyn Mattei","2021-07-16 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/16/these-barbed-wire-scrapbook-crafts-will-add-sharp-style/," For ranchers and farmhands, barbed wire has helped keep livestock within property lines rather than letting the animals graze and roam upon the open range. Well today, we want your creativity to have open range and roam carefree! Get ready for a rustic refresh, country charm and farmhouse finesse, for the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge paired with the Homestead collection will do just that (and with ease!). Check out these barbed wire scrapbook crafts — they’re sure to look extra sharp! To create these borders and card, you will need: Homestead Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black, Charcoal & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Horse Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scallop, Deckle & Scoring 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 Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/Lq9ayQnIAyI Collect Memories Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of teal tiles paper for the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of light plaid paper and adhere on the base. Cut a 12"" x 3/8"" strip of brown leather paper and adhere along the bottom edge of the light plaid strip. Step 2: Cut a 3"" x 4"" piece of reclaimed wood paper. Using the outside edge of the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut the bottom edge to give it a fence post appearance. Cut a 3"" x 1"" piece of brown leather paper using the same pattern and blade to make the top. Step 3: Punch a border with the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge with both Black and Charcoal Solid Cardstocks. Adhere to the border along with the fence post. Step 4: Add stickers and embellishments. Enjoy Every Moment Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip of brown leather paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of shiplap paper and adhere on top. Place a vine border sticker along the bottom. Step 2: Punch two borders with the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge from brushed metal paper. Cut a 2"" x 2"" brushed metal square, a 2-1/4"" x 2-1/4"" green leaves square and a 2-1/4"" x 2-1/4"" black plaid square. Layer and adhere as shown with the punched borders. Step 3: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Gather Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of cool taupe chevron leaves paper for the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade, cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of green leaves paper and adhere on top. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of anemones and greenery paper and mount on top. Step 3: Cut a 2-3/8"" x 6"" piece of reclaimed wood paper. Cut a 2-1/2"" x 6-1/8"" piece of black plaid paper to place behind and mount on the border. Step 4: Punch a border with the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge with both black plaid and brushed metal papers. Layer and adhere the borders and cut apart into 2-3/8"" sections. Adhere four sections to the reclaimed wood piece as shown, placing the “Gather” sticker in the middle. Step 5: Add other stickers as shown. LOVE Horse 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 black plaid paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut two 5-1/2"" x 1/2"" strips of reclaimed wood paper and adhere 1/2"" from the top and bottom of the card. Step 3: Punch a border with the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge from brushed metal paper. Trim into two 5-1/2"" sections and adhere to the card as shown. Step 4: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 2-1/4"" strip of black plaid and black and white tiles papers. Punch three horse shapes from it at regular intervals. Adhere the strip to the card. Step 5: Add stickers as desired. Which of these barbed wire scrapbook crafts do you prefer? Have you enjoyed creating projects with the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge? If so, what have you recently made? Share and show off your projects today! "," For ranchers and farmhands, barbed wire has helped keep livestock within property lines rather than letting the animals graze and roam upon the open range. Well today, we want your creativity to have open range and roam carefree! Get ready for a rustic refresh, country charm and farmhouse finesse, for the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge paired with the Homestead collection will do just that (and with ease!). Check ou","Border Ideas, Border Maker, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Homestead Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/barbedwirebmc_1920x1080.jpg,60819 "Steer a Creative Helm With This Seaside Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-07-15 16:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/15/steer-a-creative-helm-with-this-seaside-scrapbook-layout/," Waves crashing against sandy shorelines and craggy rocks. Boats bobbing up and down and gliding through the cool water. The brilliant, warming sun kissing your shoulders. If this all sounds good to you, then pack up your bags and head to the coast! And once the memories are enjoyed and the photo ops taken, make this seaside scrapbook layout so you can relive those waterfront vibes all year-round! To create this layout you will need: Seaside Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Layered Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cardstock/Paper Insert (for welding) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Anchor Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning September2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer 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)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut the sky blue water ripples paper into two pieces — 5"" x 12"" and 7"" x 12"". Step 2: Cut the ocean blue trellis paper into two pieces — 5"" x 12"" and 7"" x 12"". Step 3: Weld the sky blue water ripples 5” piece with the ocean blue trellis 7"" piece for the left side of the spread. Weld the sky blue water ripples 7"" piece with the 5"" ocean blue trellis piece for the right side of the spread. Step 4: To create the ship wheel: Using the Circle Cutter, set at 8"" and cut a piece from the cool taupe lines paper.Align the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern on top of this circle and use the Green Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle. Cut four pieces of paper to measure 1/2"" x 12"". Use the 2-Way Corner Rounder to round all of the corners. Lay the strips on the 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat, using the lines on the mat to align/angle the strips.Place the circle on top of it.Using the inside edge of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade, cut a piece of the same paper as the previous pieces.Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade, cut a piece of rust red wash tonal paper. Adhere to the previous circle. Adhere this layered circle to the middle of the wheel.Lay the wheel on the left side of the spread. Use a scissors to cut off anything that is hanging off on the right and then adhere those pieces to the right side of the spread. Step 5: Cut two pieces from the beach towel stripes paper to measure 1"" x 12"" Using Border Maker System with the Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from rich red tonal paper. Adhere these pieces behind the previous strips. Adhere to the far edges of the spread. Step 6: Cut photo mats — 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"", 4-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" and (3) 5"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to the spread. Step 7: Adhere a large and small mat to the spread for the title. Step 8: Adhere a large mat to journal upon on the right side of the spread, cutting to fit. Journal as desired. Step 9: Punch an anchor using the Anchor Punch. Adhere to the inside circle of the wheel. Step 10: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What are your thoughts on the ship wheel in this seaside scrapbook layout? What oceanfront or beachfront memories would you highlight? Give a shout-out in the comments below — we'd love to hear from you! "," Waves crashing against sandy shorelines and craggy rocks. Boats bobbing up and down and gliding through the cool water. The brilliant, warming sun kissing your shoulders. If this all sounds good to you, then pack up your bags and head to the coast! And once the memories are enjoyed and the photo ops taken, make this seaside scrapbook layout so you can relive those waterfront vibes all year-round! To create this lay","Beach, Double Page Layouts, Family, Nautical, Ocean, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Seaside Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/seaside-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories.jpg,64589 "Hike Toward Adventurous Creations With This Outdoors Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-07-14 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/14/hike-toward-adventurous-creations-with-this-outdoors-scrapbook-layout/," Hiking is therapy in nature — beautiful panoramic views, oxygen-rich air, sounds of wildlife and an added boost of cardio and relief from day-to-day stresses! And being outside can bring generations together by exploring new places and sharing bouts of laughter… and it creates potential for lifetime memories! Do you have nature, camping or hiking photos you’re wanting to preserve? Then check out this outdoors scrapbook layout and get started today! To create this layout you will need: Happy Camper Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Happy Camper Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Happy Camper 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 fire red plaid paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a piece of the animal tracks paper to measure 10-3/4"" x 10-3/4"". Cut the inside out, leaving a 1/2"" frame. Adhere to the layout. Use the inside piece from the frame, turn it over and adhere to the inside of the frame on the layout. Step 3: Cut six strips from various papers to measure 1/2"" x 9-3/4"". Adhere to the inside of the frame. (Three strips on each side.) Step 4: Cut two pieces of tree bark paper to measure 6"" x 4"". Adhere to the layout and add photos. Step 5: Cut a strip of topography paper to measure 9-3/4"" x 1"". Adhere between the photos. Use this piece to journal on. Step 6: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What activities do you enjoy doing in the great outdoors? Think you'll make this outdoors scrapbook layout? Let us know! "," Hiking is therapy in nature — beautiful panoramic views, oxygen-rich air, sounds of wildlife and an added boost of cardio and relief from day-to-day stresses! And being outside can bring generations together by exploring new places and sharing bouts of laughter… and it creates potential for lifetime memories! Do you have nature, camping or hiking photos you’re wanting to preserve? Then check out this outdoors scrapbook ","Camping, Happy Camper Collection, Hiking, outdoors, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/happycamper_papers_1920x1080.jpg,65236 "Mow a Fresh Backdrop With This Spring and Summer Scrapbook Idea","Krislyn Mattei","2021-07-13 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/13/mow-a-fresh-backdrop-with-this-spring-and-summer-scrapbook-idea/," Green is the hue of spring and summer, as everything comes back to life after a long winter's slumber. Snow melts, nature rejuvenates, baby wildlife is born and fresh greenery arises everywhere, from apple trees to blades of glass. Green is always in style in these warm-weather months. And the Botanical Burst collection has you covered for springtime and summertime style, as one of the four main hues of the collection features all things green! See for yourself with this spring and summer scrapbook idea! To create this layout you will need: Botanical Burst Green Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Botanical Burst Green Petal & Leaves Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop 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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of green polka dots paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut 1"" x 2"" pieces from all 12 designer papers. Adhere side by side along the bottom of the layout. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of green plaid paper. Cut a 12” x 3/8"" scalloped strip of White Solid Cardstock. Layer and adhere to the top of the 1"" x 2"" pieces. Step 4: Cut a 4-1/2"" x 6-1/4"" piece of green tonal scattered leaves paper. Mount a 4"" x 5-3/4"" photo on top. Adhere it to the layout, along with two 5-1/2"" x 3-3/4"" and two 3-1/2"" x 5-1/4"" photos as shown. Step 5: Layer and adhere green flowers and leaves foiled embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What hue screams to you most regarding spring and summer? What are your thoughts on this spring and summer scrapbook idea? Plant your thoughts and ideas in the comments! "," Green is the hue of spring and summer, as everything comes back to life after a long winter's slumber. Snow melts, nature rejuvenates, baby wildlife is born and fresh greenery arises everywhere, from apple trees to blades of glass. Green is always in style in these warm-weather months. And the Botanical Burst collection has you covered for springtime and summertime style, as one of the four main hues of the collection feature","Botanical Burst Collection, Floral, Kids, outdoors, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/botanicalburst_green_1920x1080.jpg,64635 "Create Shipshape Layouts With These Anchor Crafts Featuring The Anchor Punch","Krislyn Mattei","2021-07-12 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/12/create-shipshape-layouts-with-these-anchor-crafts-featuring-the-anchor-punch/," Anchors have been used for eons as a way to keep boats from drifting off into the vast sea (or even your local lake!) and against currents. And while the anchor is obviously a symbol for open waters and sailing, the anchor also represents hope, stability, security, new journeys, determination, eternal love and loyalty. No matter what an anchor means to you, CM’s Anchor Punch will surely create shipshape projects that dock great detail! Cruise onward with these anchor crafts to see how! To create these borders and card, you will need: Seaside Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blue, Crimson, Navy & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Anchor 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, Stamping, 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)Small hole punch & string Strips Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of ocean blue trellis designer paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of cardstock (any shade). Cut six 3/8"" x 12"" strips of various designer papers. Adhere side by side along the cardstock strip. Using the Anchor Punch, punch five times at regular intervals across the strip (save the anchors punched out for another project, like the ""Away We Go Card"" down below!). Step 3: Adhere the strip to the base using Foam Squares for added dimension. Nautical Anchors Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Stamping Blade, cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of ocean blue trellis paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of cool taupe paper and adhere to the base. Step 2: Cut three 2"" x 1-3/4"" pieces of sky blue bars paper. Adhere to the border as shown. Step 3: Cut a 3/4"" x 12"" strip of beach towel stripes paper and cut into 2"" segments. Adhere to the border as shown. Step 4: Punch six anchors from Blue, Crimson and White Solid Cardstocks. Adhere to the border with Foam Squares. Sunshine & Saltwater Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of beach towel stripes paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of block-print lobsters and anchors designer paper and adhere on top. Step 3: Using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with basketweave designer paper. Without moving the pattern, switch to the Green Blade and cut another circle, giving you a circle and a loop. Repeat two more times. Place three loops and two circles on the border as shown. Step 4: With the Anchor Punch, punch two anchors from the red hemp designer paper and two anchors from the sky blue bars paper. Mount on the border. Step 5: Add the “Sunshine & saltwater” sticker with Foam Squares. Away We Go 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. Using the swell edge of the Decorative Trimmer, cut a piece (3/4""–1"") off the front of the card. Step 2: Cut a piece of ocean blue wash designer paper using the swell edge of the Decorative Trimmer. Trim to fit the front of the card. Cut a 1-1/2"" wide strip of sand ripples paper using the swell edge of the Decorative Trimmer. Trim to the fit the inside bottom of the card. Step 3: Using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from White Solid Cardstock. Using the Blue Blade, cut a circle from red hemp designer paper. Punch an anchor from Navy Solid Cardstock. Mount an anchor leftover from the ""Strips Border"" (from up above) on top, slightly offset. Punch a small hole in the anchors, loop some string through and make a knot. Adhere all pieces together. Apply adhesive just to the top of this piece and adhere to the card as shown. Apply some adhesive to the string and arrange as desired. Step 4: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 3/4"" piece of red hemp paper and a 2-1/2"" x 3/4"" piece of basketweave paper. Notch the ends to form flags. Adhere to the card. Top with the “Away we go” sticker on Foam Squares. Anchor Flower 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 sky blue water ripples paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 4"" piece of ocean blue trellis designer paper (cutting the bottom edge with the Scallop Blade) and mount on top. Step 3: Punch six anchors from White Solid Cardstock. Adhere in a flower pattern as shown. Place a gem in the middle. Which of these anchor crafts will you create first? What sorts of projects will you create with the Anchor Punch? Share your thoughts and ideas down below! "," Anchors have been used for eons as a way to keep boats from drifting off into the vast sea (or even your local lake!) and against currents. And while the anchor is obviously a symbol for open waters and sailing, the anchor also represents hope, stability, security, new journeys, determination, eternal love and loyalty. No matter what an anchor means to you, CM’s Anchor Punch will surely create shipshape projects that dock g","Border Ideas, Borders, Nautical, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Seaside Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/anchorpunch_1920x1080.jpg,64608 "Sketch Round-Up June 28-July 11","Creative Memories","2021-07-11 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/11/sketch-round-up-june-28-july-11/," Talk about a weekend of scraptastic sketches, community connections, insights and ideas, lovely layouts and so much more — the July Virtual Crop has been a top-notch event. And that’s all thanks to you! Let’s keep that cropping adrenaline pumping, shall we? Here are four more ideas for you to tackle and to put your own creative spin on! Sketch #1 Oh buoy! Sketch #1 will let your coastal memories drift toward dynamic designs! Ready to find out how to make it? Then check out this easy-to-follow blog post! Sketch #2 Sun, sea, sand, scrapbooking! We'll be posting step-by-step instructions for this down-by-the-bay beauty soon! (Hint: You shore-ly won't want to miss it!) Sketch #3 We're feeling pretty happy about this Happy Camper layout! Stay tuned to find out how you can guide your creative compass in making it — instructions coming shortly! Sketch #4 It's all good in the woods... and it gets even better when you create projects that retell your outdoorsy adventures! Follow along with this blog post to make this rustic one-page wonder! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? We're halfway through 2021, but there are still many Virtual Crops to be had! Mark your calendar for next month’s Virtual Crop, happening Aug. 13-14 (AU: 14-15 Aug.)! And join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group if you haven't already! "," Talk about a weekend of scraptastic sketches, community connections, insights and ideas, lovely layouts and so much more — the July Virtual Crop has been a top-notch event. And that’s all thanks to you! Let’s keep that cropping adrenaline pumping, shall we? Here are four more ideas for you to tackle and to put your own creative spin on! Sketch #1 Oh buoy! Sketch #1 will let your coastal memories drift tow","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,65293 "Win Your Choice of a Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge or Anchor Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2021-07-10 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/10/win-your-choice-of-a-rope-chain-border-maker-cartridge-or-anchor-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-6/," Saturday, July 10: 1pm CT Charming creations, dazzling designs, lovely layouts... this July Virtual Crop has been an unbelievable blast! We're nearing the end of this month's event, but not without the sixth and final challenge to offer to you! Remember: You have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit your projects (as many as you'd like!) and qualify to win prizes! Let’s end with a bang — here’s Challenge #6! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each 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 15, 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: Staycation or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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 10: 1pm CT Charming creations, dazzling designs, lovely layouts... this July Virtual Crop has been an unbelievable blast! We're nearing the end of this month's event, but not without the sixth and final challenge to offer to you! Remember: You have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit your projects (as many as you'd like!) and qualify to win prizes! Let’s end with a bang — here’s Challenge #6! ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/staycation_layout3_1080x1080.jpg,65400 "Win a Happy Camper Prize Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2021-07-10 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/10/win-a-happy-camper-prize-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5/," Saturday, July 10: 11am, 1pm CT Take a moment to pat yourself on the back — each and every single one of you have been creating beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing your creations not only with us, but with fellow scrappers like you! We can’t wait to see what you do with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each 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 15, at noon CT. Created by Shirani Williams – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Outta This World or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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 10: 11am, 1pm CT Take a moment to pat yourself on the back — each and every single one of you have been creating beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing your creations not only with us, but with fellow scrappers like you! We can’t wait to see what you do with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes ar","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/sketch5_finallayout_edit.jpg,65391 "Win Your Choice of a Seaside or Happy Camper Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2021-07-10 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/10/win-your-choice-of-a-seaside-or-happy-camper-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-4/," Saturday, July 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Rise and shine, scrappers! Welcome back to another totally-awesome and inspiring day of croppin'! Let’s get started — queued up for you now is Challenge #4! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each 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 15, at noon CT. Created by Barbara Baeckman – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Happy Camper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Loving the products in this layout? If so, have you seen the Happy Camper Buy-It-All Bundle?! For a limited-time, you can purchase the Happy Camper Buy-It-All Bundle and get ALL of the products in the Happy Camper collection, the complementing Animal Tracks Border Maker Cartridge and Open Road 2 Theme Pack, PLUS a BONUS Sun Punch that is only available through this bundle! If you want it, you won't want to wait — it's only available for a limited time and while supplies last! Shop Now: US | CA | AU https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Rise and shine, scrappers! Welcome back to another totally-awesome and inspiring day of croppin'! Let’s get started — queued up for you now is Challenge #4! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each cha","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/sketch4_finallayout_edit_1080x1080.jpg,65380 "Win a Happy Camper Prize Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2021-07-09 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/09/win-a-happy-camper-prize-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-3/," Friday, July 9: 5pm CT | Saturday, July 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We're getting close to the end of the first day of this awesome Virtual Crop, but fret not! Set your alarm and join us tomorrow at 9am CT for the second day of this weekend-long extravaganza! But first, let’s end today on a high note — say hello to Challenge #3! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each 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 15, 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: Homestead or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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 9: 5pm CT | Saturday, July 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We're getting close to the end of the first day of this awesome Virtual Crop, but fret not! Set your alarm and join us tomorrow at 9am CT for the second day of this weekend-long extravaganza! But first, let’s end today on a high note — say hello to Challenge #3! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/homestead_layout3_1080x1080.jpg,65372 "Win a Seaside Prize Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2021-07-09 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/09/win-a-seaside-prize-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2/," Friday, July 9: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, July 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Whether this is your first Virtual Crop or you're a seasoned scrappy veteran, it's always so inspiring to see what everyone creates! Ready for another sketch? Let's keep the momentum going... here's Challenge #2! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each 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 15, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Check out some tips and tricks for creating this sketch with CM Advisor Clare Wiebe. https://youtu.be/PKjm7srSeeU Created by Clare Wiebe – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Summertime or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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 9: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, July 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Whether this is your first Virtual Crop or you're a seasoned scrappy veteran, it's always so inspiring to see what everyone creates! Ready for another sketch? Let's keep the momentum going... here's Challenge #2! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded he","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/sketch2_finallayout_edit_2160x1080.jpg,65363 "Win Your Choice of a Rope Chain or Animal Tracks Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2021-07-09 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/09/win-your-choice-of-a-rope-chain-or-animal-tracks-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1/," Friday, July 9: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, July 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT It's the second weekend of the month... you know what that means?! Another Virtual Crop is underway! Who's ready to kick off the July Virtual Crop with Challenge #1? Show off your scrappy skills and let's get to creating! 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 participant in each 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 15, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Check out how to create a hidden journal box and layered rope chain border with CM Advisor Joy Lane. https://youtu.be/z5EuAgjMhxw Created by Joy Lane – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Seaside or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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 9: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, July 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT It's the second weekend of the month... you know what that means?! Another Virtual Crop is underway! Who's ready to kick off the July Virtual Crop with Challenge #1? Show off your scrappy skills and let's get to creating! 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","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474.jpg,65308 "Bring on a New Shade of Style With These Leaf Crafts","Krislyn Mattei","2021-07-08 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/08/bring-on-a-new-shade-of-style-with-these-leaf-crafts/," Fabulous foliage. Mature canopies. Itty-bitty blades. Leaves come in all shapes and sizes and provide great benefits, from providing cooling shade to attracting wildlife, purifying the air and adding beauty to our backyards and communities. Want to add unbe-leaf-able designs to your seasonal spreads? Then rake up these leaf crafts using the Five Leaf Punch (which works perfectly with the Botanical Burst collection!) and get started today. To create these borders and card, you will need: Botanical Burst Yellow, Pink, Blue & Green Paper Packs or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Botanical Burst Yellow, Pink, Blue & Green Petal & Leaves Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Must Have Laser Words – Pack 2 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Sea Green, Light Lime & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Five Leaf Punch 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) Take a peek at the Five Leaf Punch in the video below! https://youtu.be/e4m5qsty3bc Falling Leaves Border Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 12"" strip of green stripes paper for the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 2-7/8"" x 12"" strip of green polka dots paper. Step 3: Cut six 2"" squares from various green papers. Adhere side by side the length of the previously cut polka dots strip. Adhere to the border. Step 4: Cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of Dark Sea Green Solid Cardstock. Using the Five Leaf Punch, punch six times along the length of the strip, switching directions as shown. Mount on the border using Foam Squares for added dimension and a shadow effect. Step 4: Add green flower embellishments and epoxy sticker centers. Love Wreath 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 with 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 blue plaid paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of pink geometric star bursts paper and mount on top. Step 3: Using the Five Leaf Punch, punch nine leaves from various pink, yellow, blue and green papers. Layer and adhere as shown to form a wreath. Top with the “Love” Must-Have Laser Title Embellishment and gems. Floral Lattice Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of green bold leaves paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2"" x 11"" strip of blue layered blocks paper. Cut several 1/4"" x 12"" strips of White Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the blue layered blocks strip, weaving and crisscrossing to create a lattice effect. Trim edges as needed. Repeat to complete the lattice border. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade for one edge, cut three 1/4"" strips of White Solid Cardstock. Adhere along the edges of the lattice border as a frame, trimming as needed. Mount on the base. Step 4: Using the Five Leaf Punch, punch six leaves from Light Lime Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the lattice to create a vine. Adhere leaves and flowers foiled embellishments using Foam Squares. Which of these leaf crafts do you admire most? Let us know which one(s) you'll be making in the comments below! "," Fabulous foliage. Mature canopies. Itty-bitty blades. Leaves come in all shapes and sizes and provide great benefits, from providing cooling shade to attracting wildlife, purifying the air and adding beauty to our backyards and communities. Want to add unbe-leaf-able designs to your seasonal spreads? Then rake up these leaf crafts using the Five Leaf Punch (which works perfectly with the Botanical Burst collection!) and get s","Border Ideas, Borders, Botanical Burst Collection, Card Making, Cards, Floral, Rainbow, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/fiveleafpunch_1920x1080.jpg,64647 "Collect the Charms of Country Living With This Farmhouse Chic Scrapbook Spread",melissaullmann,"2021-07-07 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/07/collect-the-charms-of-country-living-with-this-farmhouse-chic-scrapbook-spread/," Sure, living in the suburbs or the hustle-and-bustle pursuits of the city can have their advantages, but there’s something idyllic and comforting about being in the countryside. Vast landscapes with less traffic pollution, wildlife and nature aplenty, locally sourced goods, the expanse of starry skies at night and so much more. Here's a farmhouse chic scrapbook spread that will make your rural moments look extra rewarding! Check it out. To create this layout you will need: Homestead Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Horse 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)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the shiplap paper as the base for the spread. Step 2: Cut two pieces from the taupe leaves paper to measure 12"" x 4"". Adhere to the bottom edges of the spread. Step 3: Cut eight pieces of paper to measure 3"" x 2"" from a variety of patterned papers. Adhere to the taupe leaves paper to create a “checkered” pattern. Step 4: Using the brushed metal paper and the Border Maker System with the Barbed Wire Border Maker Cartridge, punch six borders. Adhere four of the borders horizontally along the “seams” of the papers. Cut two of the borders into 4” segments, adhering along the vertical seams of the paper.  Step 5: Cut two pieces from the reclaimed wood paper to measure 12"" x 1/2"". Adhere along the top edge of the spread. Step 6: Cut one of the laser cut borders in half horizontally, adhering one-half of it on each side of the spread along the previous reclaimed wood piece edges. Step 7: Cut photo mats from the black plaid paper to measure (2) 4"" x 4"" and (2) 6"" x 4"". Adhere photos to the mats. Photo sizes: (2) 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"", (2) 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"".  Step 8: Adhere a 6"" x 4"" photo to a large variety mat.  Step 9: Tear two pieces of green leaves paper, adhering along the bottom edge of a large variety mat with journal lines. Trim any excess from the edge with a scissors.  Step 10: Punch a total of four horses from the Horse Punch. Adhere one to the mat, with a second one right on top of it adhered with Foam Squares to add dimension. Step 11: Adhere all your photos/mats to the spread as shown. Step 12: Adhere stickers and embellishments where desired using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal using a Brown Dual-Tip Pen. What do you like the most about being in the country? Will you be making this farmhouse chic scrapbook spread soon? Let us know! "," Sure, living in the suburbs or the hustle-and-bustle pursuits of the city can have their advantages, but there’s something idyllic and comforting about being in the countryside. Vast landscapes with less traffic pollution, wildlife and nature aplenty, locally sourced goods, the expanse of starry skies at night and so much more. Here's a farmhouse chic scrapbook spread that will make your rural moments look extra rewarding! ","Animals, Country, Double Page Layouts, Farm, Homestead Collection, Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Tools","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/homestead-catalog-tool-layout-creative-memories.jpg,60797 "The Outdoors Are Yours to Explore With This Camping Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-07-06 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/06/the-outdoors-are-yours-to-explore-with-this-camping-scrapbook-layout/," It’s time to gather ‘round the creative campfire, for the Happy Camper collection has pitched its presence onto the CM scene! Whether you camp in an RV or good ol’ fashioned tent, near a lake, in the woods or in your own backyard, there’s so much fun to discover in the great outdoors and exploring nature. Wood you like to see the newest collection in action? Then check out this camping scrapbook layout and imagine what photos (camping trips, weekend getaways at the cabin or cottage, hiking and nature walks, fishing or nights around the bonfire, perhaps?) you would highlight! To create this layout you will need: Happy Camper Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Happy Camper Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Happy Camper Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Alphabet Stamp Kit System 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 Happy Camper collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/rWwSRFapW24 Step 1: Use the topography paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut two pieces of wooden blocks paper to measure 4"" x 4"". Cut both pieces in half, from corner to corner to create triangles. Adhere these pieces in corners of the layout, leaving about 1/4"" on the outside. Step 3: Cut a piece of the ferns paper to measure 11"" x 11"". Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut the inside out, leaving a 1"" frame. Adhere to the layout. Step 4: Cut four pieces from the rustic stripes paper to measure 10-3/4"" x 1/2"". Use the 45-degree line on the 12-inch Trimmer and miter the corners of these pieces. Adhere to the top of the ferns frame, lining up the mitered corners. Step 5: Cut two pieces of the fire red flannel paper to measure 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"". Adhere to the layout for photo mats. Adhere photos. Step 6: Add a title to the wooden post embellishment using the Alphabet Stamp Kit. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired. What do you like most about camping and this camping scrapbook layout? Have you gone camping recently? If so, where? Share your answers down below! "," It’s time to gather ‘round the creative campfire, for the Happy Camper collection has pitched its presence onto the CM scene! Whether you camp in an RV or good ol’ fashioned tent, near a lake, in the woods or in your own backyard, there’s so much fun to discover in the great outdoors and exploring nature. Wood you like to see the newest collection in action? Then check out this camping scrapbook layout and imagine wha","Alphabet Stamp Kit System, Camping, Happy Camper Collection, Hiking, outdoors, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/happycamper_collection2_1920x1080.jpg,65194 "Pledge Allegiance to This Independence Day Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2021-07-02 14:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/02/pledge-allegiance-to-this-independence-day-scrapbook-layout/," There’s a lot of star-spangled spirit on the U.S. Independence Day, and with that, tons of activities, celebrations and fun to take note of, like backyard grill outs with burgers and corn on the cob, patriotic party decorations and apparel, camping adventures with friends and family and saluting to and thanking service men and women. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was feeling festive for this July jubilee and created this Independence Day scrapbook layout (pssst, the Fourth of July is this Sunday)! Check out this Americana idea and let your creativity take off like fireworks! Sachiyo’s Inspiration In this time of year, I love seeing red, white and blue hues everywhere I go. I not only see the flag itself, but also red, white and blue candies, cakes, flower bouquet and more! I also love the way American people call the flag by different names; The Red, White and Blue; The Stars and Stripes; Old Glory; and The Star-Spangled Banner. Do you display the American flag on the Fourth of July? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: United We Stand Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)United We Stand Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Flag Banner Border Punch 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)All-Purpose Scissors 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 Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock as the base. Step 2: Place the Jumbo Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern in the middle of the navy plaid paper and cut inside and outside of the pattern with the Red Blade. https://videopress.com/v/gkYtOdMI?preloadContent=metadata Step 3: Using the Flag Banner Punch, punch inside of the ring as follows. Hold the Flag Banner Border Punch upside down so you can see the punching window. Insert the paper ring to the punch, gently close the punch so the paper stays in place, flip the punch with the punching face down and punch. Flip the punch back again and insert the paper as shown. Punch 11 times in total. You will have an unpunched portion in the end. Cut along the banner curve to trim off the triangular-shaped pieces. Pro tip: Make sure the curved line of the ring is matched up with the curved line of the punch design. There should be paper under the punching area, so that punched border has complete design. https://videopress.com/v/1woRO9Rf?preloadContent=metadata Step 4: Using the Flag Banner Border Punch, punch outside of the navy plaid circle as follows. Hold the Flag Banner Border Punch upside down so that you can see the punching window. Insert the circle to the punch, gently close the punch so the paper stays in place, flip the punch with the punching face down, and punch. Flip the punch again, insert the paper as shown. Punch nine times in total. You will have an unpunched portion in the end. Trim the excess as shown. Pro tip: When inserting your paper, the top of the circle touches the middle of the punching window. There should be paper under the punching area, so that punched border has complete design. Step 5: Trim the navy plaid frame and the white star grid paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Add the white star grid paper to the base and then add the navy plaid frame on top. Step 6: Add the banner rings to the page. Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What are your plans for the Fourth of July? What do you think of Sachiyo's Independence Day scrapbook layout? Give a holler in the comments! "," There’s a lot of star-spangled spirit on the U.S. Independence Day, and with that, tons of activities, celebrations and fun to take note of, like backyard grill outs with burgers and corn on the cob, patriotic party decorations and apparel, camping adventures with friends and family and saluting to and thanking service men and women. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was feeling festive for this July jubilee and created this ","Fourth of July, Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, Patriotic, Scrapbook Layout, United We Stand Collection, USA","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/happy-4th-of-july-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories.jpg,64875 "This Summer Scrapbook Layout Is a Budding Beauty","Krislyn Mattei","2021-07-01 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/07/01/this-summer-scrapbook-layout-is-a-budding-beauty/," Snapdragons. Bells of Ireland. Peonies. Bluebells. Gardenias. Marigold. Dahlias. Azalea. Sunflowers. Chrysanthemum. Lavender. Myrtle. The list goes on and on and on with flowers and greenery. And just like these budding blooms and lush leaves, endless scrapbooking opportunities can always be pruned and grown, especially with the Botanical Burst collection! If you want to bloom forth brilliance with your next project, dig into that collection (including the Botanical Burst Recipe Template) by giving this summer scrapbook layout a go! To create this layout you will need: Botanical Burst Buy-It-All Decorative Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Botanical Burst Recipe Template with Multi Purpose Clips & Photo Labeling Pencil or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning SeptemberCustom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop 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)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 blue layered blocks paper as the base for this layout. (Tip: To conserve paper, you may wish to cut out the inside of this piece using the 12-inch Trimmer.) Cut a piece of 11"" x 11"" piece of green bold leaves paper and adhere on top. Step 2: Clip the Botanical Burst Recipe Template on top of the layout and use as a guide to cut the following pieces/photos. Set the Circle Cutter at 4-3/4” to cut the White Solid Cardstock circles. Set the Circle Cutter at 4-1/4"" to cut the pink tonal scattered blossoms circles, middle blue layered blocks circle and photos. Cut the middle circles using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern — the inner white circle with the Red Blade and the yellow tonal field mustard circle with the Blue Blade. Step 3: To cut the photos, it helps to first cut a piece of cardstock to the 4-1/4"" size. Lay the circle on the middle of the 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat and find the middle by drawing the vertical and horizontal lines with a ruler and pencil. Lay the template on your photo along the lines you traced on it. Place the Circle Cutter on top, aligning with the vertical and horizontal lines drawn on the template. Hold in place and cut a circle from your photo. Step 4: Adhere all pieces to the layout, using the template as a guide. Step 5: Layer and adhere floral circles and leaves foiled embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. Do you like looking at and smelling flowers in the spring and summer? What do you enjoy most about this summer scrapbook layout that uses the Botanical Burst Recipe Template? Plant your thoughts down below! "," Snapdragons. Bells of Ireland. Peonies. Bluebells. Gardenias. Marigold. Dahlias. Azalea. Sunflowers. Chrysanthemum. Lavender. Myrtle. The list goes on and on and on with flowers and greenery. And just like these budding blooms and lush leaves, endless scrapbooking opportunities can always be pruned and grown, especially with the Botanical Burst collection! If you want to bloom forth brilliance with your next project, dig into","Botanical Burst Collection, Family, Floral, Kids, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Tools","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/botanicalburst_recipetemplate_layout_1920x1080.jpg,64640 "Say Yay to the USA With These Independence Day Scrapbook Projects","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-06-30 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/30/say-yay-to-the-usa-with-these-independence-day-scrapbook-projects/," Freedom and fireworks — now that’s how you celebrate a birthday… America’s birthday, as a matter of fact! We’re a few days away from the Fourth of July, a celebration established all the way back to 1776. But after the hotdogs are grilled and consumed (150 million to be exact!), patriotic parades have been enjoyed, red-white-and-blue garb has been donned and fireworks have been oohed and aahed at, it’s time to get to work on those Independence Day scrapbook projects to remember them for years to come. Ready to give a ""yay"" to the USA? Then check out these Independence Day scrapbook borders and a DIY Independence Day card so you’re prepped for the festive activities! To create these borders and card, you will need: United We Stand Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)United We Stand Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Firecracker Shimmer 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)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Flag Banner Border Punch 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) Happy 4th of July with Eagle Border Step 1: Cut the stars and stripes paper to measure 12"" x 3-1/2"". Step 2: Cut the navy plaid paper to measure 12"" x 2-3/4"". Step 3: Cut the light blue buntings paper to measure 12"" x 2-1/2"". Step 4: With the Flag Banner Border Punch, punch two borders from red dots paper. Step 5: Assemble pieces as shown adding stickers with Foam Squares to the middle of the border. Home of the Brave Border Step 1: Cut the Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock to measure 3-1/4"" x 12"". Step 2: Cut the blue stars paper to measure 2-7/8"" x 12"". Step 3: From the Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock, cut four pieces that measure 2-5/8"" x 2-1/2"". Step 4: From the light blue buntings and white star grid paper, cut two pieces from each that measure 2-1/8"" x 2"". Adhere pieces onto the red shimmer rectangles. Step 5: From the Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock, cut a piece that measures 2-1/2"" x 2-3/4"". Step 6: Cut a 2-3/8"" x 2-5/8"" piece from white star grid paper, and adhere to the previous red shimmer piece. Step 7: From the Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock, punch a border with the Flag Banner Border Punch. Cut into four segments of three, and adhere to the light blue buntings and white star grid pieces.  Step 8: Add stickers with Foam Squares to the middle rectangle. What a Blast Border Step 1: From the navy plaid paper, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip. Step 2: From three patterned papers, cut one strip that measures 12"" x 1/2"" and two strips that measure 12"" x 3/4"". Adhere to the navy plaid strip. Step 3: From the blue stars paper, punch a border with the Flag Banner Border Punch and adhere to the bottom of the border as shown. Step 4: With the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Green Blade, cut the inside edge of the pattern from the red dots paper. Step 5: With the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Red Blade, cut inside edge of the pattern from blue stars paper. Adhere to the red dots circle. Add a sticker with Foam Squares. Happy 4th of July Border Step 1: From the blue stars paper, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip. Step 2: From the white dots paper, cut two 12"" x 3/4"" strips using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade. Step 3: From the Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock, punch two borders with the Flag Banner Border Punch. Adhere the border pieces onto the two white dots strips. Step 4: Adhere two banner/border pieces to the blue stars border, leaving a space in-between the pieces. Step 5: Add stickers with Foam Squares. Stars & Stripes Forever Card Step 1: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" piece of Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the front of a blank card. Step 2: From the white dots paper, cut a 5-1/4"" x 4"" piece, and adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: From the blue stars paper, punch a border with the Flag Banner Border Punch. Cut the border apart into segments of three.  Step 4: With the Micro-Tip Scissors, cut apart the ribbon sticker and place around the eagle’s neck from the ""Stars & stripes forever"" sticker. Step 5: Adhere banner pieces as shown. Adhere the sticker piece to the middle of the card with Foam Squares. What are your plans for the Fourth of July? And which of these Independence Day scrapbook projects bring on the best red-white-and-blue cheer? Give a festive shout-out in the comments below! "," Freedom and fireworks — now that’s how you celebrate a birthday… America’s birthday, as a matter of fact! We’re a few days away from the Fourth of July, a celebration established all the way back to 1776. But after the hotdogs are grilled and consumed (150 million to be exact!), patriotic parades have been enjoyed, red-white-and-blue garb has been donned and fireworks have been oohed and aahed at, it’s time to get","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Fourth of July, Patriotic, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, United We Stand Collection, USA","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/flagbannerpunch_1920x1080.jpg,65008 "This Easy Baby Scrapbook Layout Is As Cute As a Button","Krislyn Mattei","2021-06-29 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/29/this-easy-baby-scrapbook-layout-is-as-cute-as-a-button/," Your baby or grandbaby is here. It is an overpowering moment, for this small, already loved person’s life has begun. Welcome to the world. Welcome to your family. If you want to show off your whole wide world, then this easy baby scrapbook layout using the Outta This World collection is a perfect fit! (Cue those cute heart-melting smiles and giggles!) To create this layout you will need: Outta This World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Geometric Frame Punch 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 aquamarine green constellations paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Punch around all sides of a piece of White Solid Cardstock using the Geometric Frame Punch. Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Cut a 6” x 6” piece of yellow-orange paper. Punch around all sides using the Geometric Frame Punch. Repeat with a 4"" x 4"" piece of warm dotted textures paper. Adhere both to the layout as shown. Step 4: Mat a 4"" x 6"" photo with a 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" mat. Mat a 4"" x 4"" photo with a 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" piece of orange craters paper. Mount both on the layout. Crop a photo to 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" and adhere to the larger geometric frame square. Step 5: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired.What sorts of images would you highlight on this easy baby scrapbook layout! What do you like most about the Outta This World collection? Type up your answers and share them with us! "," Your baby or grandbaby is here. It is an overpowering moment, for this small, already loved person’s life has begun. Welcome to the world. Welcome to your family. If you want to show off your whole wide world, then this easy baby scrapbook layout using the Outta This World collection is a perfect fit! (Cue those cute heart-melting smiles and giggles!) To create this layout you will need: Outta This World Paper","Baby, Baby Scrapbook Layout, Frame Punch, Kids, Outta This World Collection, Scrapbooking Tools","Baby,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/geometricframepunch_layout_1080x1080.jpg,62308 "Oh Buoy, This Nautical Scrapbook Layout Drifts Toward New Designs",melissaullmann,"2021-06-28 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/28/oh-buoy-this-nautical-scrapbook-layout-drifts-toward-new-designs/," Picture this: Crisp white sails billowing against a clear blue sky, the brisk breeze (and perhaps a bit of sunshine warmth) upon your face as a boat slices through the cool water. Sailing can be relaxing, adventurous and competitive — but no matter what you make of it, it’s always fun. Speaking of fun, if you're a fan of sailing, boating, cruises or just being on the water, and you love scrapbooking, then this nautical scrapbook layout is for you! To create this layout you will need: Seaside Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Layered Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares 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 sand ripples paper as the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut a strip of white weathered wood grain tonal paper to measure 1"" x 12"". Adhere to the far right edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut three pieces of paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 2-1/2"". Cut two pieces of paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 2"". Adhere all these pieces to the layout, evenly spaced along the edge of the white weathered wood grain piece. Step 4: Adhere a layered embellishment to each previous piece. Step 5: Cut a strip of white weathered wood grain paper to measure 1/2"" x 12"". Adhere along the left side of the previous pieces. Step 6: Adhere one 6"" x 4"" photo on a large mat.  Step 7: Cut two photos to measure 3-1/2"" x 6"". Adhere to the layout. Step 8: Cut a small mat into two to measure 4"" x 2-1/2"" and 4"" x 3-1/2"". Round one corner with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Adhere to the layout, layering with the photos. Step 9: Adhere stickers as desired, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 10: Journal as desired. Do you enjoy sailing or being on the water? Will you be making this nautical scrapbook layout? Leave a comment down below! "," Picture this: Crisp white sails billowing against a clear blue sky, the brisk breeze (and perhaps a bit of sunshine warmth) upon your face as a boat slices through the cool water. Sailing can be relaxing, adventurous and competitive — but no matter what you make of it, it’s always fun. Speaking of fun, if you're a fan of sailing, boating, cruises or just being on the water, and you love scrapbooking, then this nautical sc","Layered Embellishments, Nautical, Ocean, Project Ideas, Sailing, Scrapbook Layout, Seaside Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/seaside_embellishments_1920x1080.jpg,64554 "Sketch Round-Up June 14-27","Creative Memories","2021-06-27 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/27/sketch-round-up-june-14-27/," We all set aside time for the things that are important to us, from our day-to-day career to personal matters. You make the deadline at work, the kiddos enjoy their sports and activities, we take the time to call loved ones, the laundry and cleaning get done (eventually!). Scrapbooking is just as important — as a welcome “me time” hobby and as a way to preserve important moments and history — so it should also be a priority, right?! So, if you feel like you need “permission” to start scrapping: HERE, you have our CM stamp of approval and endorsement! Take a look at these four awesome projects and try to add at least one (if not all!) to your to-do list this week!   Sketch #1 Wowza, talk about a summertime delight! Bring on the creative heat by making this layout — all you have to do is follow the step-by-step instructions in this blog post! Sketch #2 The Botanical Burst collection surely brings on the flower power! Check out this blog post to learn how to create this stunner for yourself! Sketch #3 Sketch #3 sets sail toward coastal charisma! Pier at this blog post to learn how to make it! Sketch #4 Interested in creating a layout with laser-cut papers? Well, you can — follow along with this blog post to make this waterfront wonder! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? July is on the horizon, which also means the July Virtual Crop is happening soon! Yippee! Mark your calendar for the next month’s Virtual Crop, happening July 9-10 (AU: 10-11 July)! And join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group today if you haven't already! "," We all set aside time for the things that are important to us, from our day-to-day career to personal matters. You make the deadline at work, the kiddos enjoy their sports and activities, we take the time to call loved ones, the laundry and cleaning get done (eventually!). Scrapbooking is just as important — as a welcome “me time” hobby and as a way to preserve important moments and history — so it should also be a pr","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,64881 "Learn New Creative Ropes With These Coastal Scrapbook Project Ideas","Krislyn Mattei","2021-06-25 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/25/learn-new-creative-ropes-with-these-coastal-scrapbook-project-ideas/," Ahoy, scrappers! Today’s blog is knot your average post — why’s that? We’re featuring four borders that showcase the newest Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge! Not only is it perfect for projects based on maritime memories (sailing, boating, or cruises, anyone?) but it’s also great for outdoors and rodeo-themed projects, too! (Psst, and when you pair this BMC with the latest Seaside collection, you’re shore to tie together some stunning creations!) Take a look at these coastal scrapbook project ideas and ride a creative wave! To create these borders you will need: Seaside Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Layered Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge 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 & Deckle Blades 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) Rope & Anchor Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of sky blue bars paper for the base. Cut an 11-1/2"" x 2-1/4"" strip of red hemp paper and mount on the base. Cut an 11-1/4"" x 2"" strip of ocean blue trellis paper and adhere on top. Step 2: Using the Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with cool taupe basketweave paper. Adhere to the border, overlapping as shown. Trim edges as necessary. Step 3: Using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from red hemp paper. Using the Green Blade, cut a circle from White Solid Cardstock. Mount the white on the red and place the anchor layered embellishment on top. Add to the middle of the border. Seashells Border Step 1: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, align a piece of dark sea tonal paper just inside the cutting line and placed at the bottom of the trimmer. Cut. With the 12-inch Trimmer, trim the paper at 2-1/4"" wide to create the base. Align a piece of light water ripples tonal paper again just inside the cutting line, but this time placed at the top of the trimmer. Cut. Trim to 1"" wide and adhere behind the base so about 1/2"" shows. Step 2: Using the Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with coral wash paper. Adhere to the middle of the border. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of coral wash paper and mount on the border, about 1/4"" from the bottom edge. Adhere a seashells border sticker along the seam. Step 3: Adhere seashell stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Seaside Border Step 1: Cut a 12” x 3-1/4” strip of beach towel stripes paper for the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of red hemp paper and adhere to the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of ocean blue trellis paper and mount on top. Step 3: Using the Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch one border each with sky blue bars, cool taupe lines and red hemp papers. Overlap and place as shown on the border. Step 4: Add the “Seaside” layered embellishment. Time to Coast Border Step 1: Tear one edge of a 12"" paper to make a 2-1/2""-2-3/4"" wide strip for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2” x 12"" strip of blue wash paper. Cut a 3/8"" x 12"" strip of beach towel stripes paper and adhere to the strip, about 1/2"" from the left edge. Step 3: With the Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with each cement tonal and cool taupe lines papers. Layer and adhere the cool taupe lines border on top of the cement tonal border. Cut into five 2"" segments. Adhere to the strip as shown. Mount pieces onto on the base. Step 4: Add the compass layered embellishment and “Time to coast” sticker. Which of these four coastal scrapbook project ideas do you like the most? What types of layout would you use these borders on? Give a shout-out in the comments — we'd love to hear from you! "," Ahoy, scrappers! Today’s blog is knot your average post — why’s that? We’re featuring four borders that showcase the newest Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge! Not only is it perfect for projects based on maritime memories (sailing, boating, or cruises, anyone?) but it’s also great for outdoors and rodeo-themed projects, too! (Psst, and when you pair this BMC with the latest Seaside collection, you’re shore to tie ",,"Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ropechain_bmc_1920x1080.jpg,64710 "Plant a Serene Scene With This Scrapbook Layout Idea","Krislyn Mattei","2021-06-24 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/24/plant-a-serene-scene-with-this-scrapbook-layout-idea/," Gardening can reap beautiful bouquets and hefty harvests, but did you know that gardening can also do wonders for your well-being, from burning calories to relieving stress and improving self-esteem, just to name a few! Well, whether you have a small patio planter, a backyard veggie garden, a plot in a community locale or you just really love visiting rose gardens, arboretums or Zen gardens, the Botanical Burst collection can cultivate a bounty of projects, like this scrapbook layout idea! Roll up your sleeves, and let’s dig into this one-page wonder! To create this layout you will need: Botanical Burst Blue Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Botanical Burst Green Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Must Have Laser Words - Pack 2 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blue, Dark Green, & Light Lime Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Five 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)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 Blue Solid Cardstock as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of green geometric leaves paper to 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Fold down the top-right corner at about 3"" and fold under the lower-left corner at about 3"". Mount on the base. Step 3: Using the Five Leaf Punch, punch 15 leaves from Light Lime and Dark Green Solid Cardstocks and other various green papers. Lightly trace the outer edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern onto the lower-left edge of the layout with a pencil. Layer and adhere the leaves along the traced circle to create a wreath. Step 4: Cut two 6"" x 4-1/2"" pieces of green plaid paper. Crop two photos to 5-1/2"" x 4"" and mount on the green plaid pieces. Adhere to the layout. Cut a 1-1/4"" square of Blue Solid Cardstock. Cut into two triangles and place one on each photo as shown. Using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a photo into a circle. Mount on the layout. Step 5: Adhere the “Oh happy day”, “Joy”, and “Fantastic day” Must Have Laser Title Embellishments to the layout. Punch two more additional leaves with the Five Leaf Punch and add to the top of the layout. Step 6: Journal as desired. What draws you in most about this scrapbook layout idea? What sorts of images would you plant onto this page? Share your thoughts! "," Gardening can reap beautiful bouquets and hefty harvests, but did you know that gardening can also do wonders for your well-being, from burning calories to relieving stress and improving self-esteem, just to name a few! Well, whether you have a small patio planter, a backyard veggie garden, a plot in a community locale or you just really love visiting rose gardens, arboretums or Zen gardens, the Botanical Burst collection can","Botanical Burst Collection, Garden, Kids, Laser Cut Embellishments, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/musthaveembellishments2_1920x1080.jpg,64699 "This Coastal Scrapbook Layout Frames Waterfront Wonders",melissaullmann,"2021-06-23 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/23/this-coastal-scrapbook-layout-frames-waterfront-wonders/," From coral-ornamented bays in Western Australia to the Americana quaintness and charm of Cape Cod and the red-rock backdrops studded with lighthouses on Canada’s Prince Edward Island, there are so many gorgeous coastlines around the world to behold. And you know with that much splendid scenery, you’re going to have lots of inspiring photographs to put into your albums! Looking for an easy, unique way to seas these photo ops? Then look toward the Seaside Laser Cut Paper Pack — see one of these framing papers in action with this coastal scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Seaside Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle & Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares 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: Cut a 2” L-shape from the ocean blue block-print lobsters and anchors paper. With the square piece cut from the paper, flip it over and then weld with a couple of strips of paper from the back to create one 12 x 12 piece for the base of the layout. Step 2: Tear a piece of the sand ripples paper to measure 10-1/4"" wide. Adhere to bottom edge of layout. Step 3: Cut photos to place behind the laser-cut paper openings. Adhere from the back side. Adhere the laser-cut paper to the layout. Step 4: Cut two strips of red texture tonal paper to measure 10-1/4"" x 1/2"". Cut one side each strip with the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade. Cut a 45-degree angle on the end of each piece to frame together on the layout. Place along the edge of the ocean blue block-print lobsters and anchors paper. Step 5: Cut two strips of beach towel stripes paper to measure 11"" x 1/2"". Cut a 45-degree angle on the end of each piece to frame together on the layout. Place on the ocean blue block-print lobsters and anchors paper as shown.  Step 6: Adhere stickers to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. Where is your most treasured coastline you've visited or lived nearby? Have you ever worked with laser-cut papers before? Give us your input in the comments below — we'd love to hear from you! "," From coral-ornamented bays in Western Australia to the Americana quaintness and charm of Cape Cod and the red-rock backdrops studded with lighthouses on Canada’s Prince Edward Island, there are so many gorgeous coastlines around the world to behold. And you know with that much splendid scenery, you’re going to have lots of inspiring photographs to put into your albums! Looking for an easy, unique way to seas these ph","Beach, Laser Cut Paper, Nautical, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Seaside Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/seaside_laserpapers_1920x1080.jpg,64535 "Soak Up Seasonality With This Summer Scrapbook Layout Idea","Creative Memories","2021-06-22 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/22/soak-up-seasonality-with-this-summer-scrapbook-layout-idea/," Every season has perks that make it special, but there is something about sweet summertime that puts it in a league of its own. This season of sunshine is a time for carefree attitudes and activities, music festivals, bonfires, beach, lake and pool days, picnics, family vacations and so much more! With so many sunlit hours, the opportunities are endless… which means endless photo and scrapbooking opportunities! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu tapped into a warm-weather activity her family enjoys playing, which is where this summer scrapbook layout idea comes into play! Enjoy! Sachiyo’s Inspiration One of our beloved summertime activities is water balloon games in our backyard — toss a water balloon as high as possible, play volleyball with a water balloon or just simply throw water balloons each other. We then finish up the day with “who can pick up the most scraps” game to clean up the balloon remnants that speckled the lawn. Do you and your family enjoy summertime activities? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Summertime Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime 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)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: With a Fast2Fab™-inspired paper, draw lines at 2-1/4"" from the line between pink tropical flowers and tropical green design, and a line at 1-1/4” from the scallop black line as shown. Line up the inside edge of the middle Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the line and cut a circle with the Blue Blade. Cut out 14 circles in total. Use the backside of the leftover piece as the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to the base. Step 3: Adhere 14 circles to the page as shown. Step 4: Cut two photo mats measuring 4"" x 6"" from the white speckled designer paper. Add to the page. Step 5: Adhere stickers and laser-cut borders, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What are your top 3 activities to do in the summertime? And what do you like about this summer scrapbook layout idea? Share your thoughts and ideas down below! "," Every season has perks that make it special, but there is something about sweet summertime that puts it in a league of its own. This season of sunshine is a time for carefree attitudes and activities, music festivals, bonfires, beach, lake and pool days, picnics, family vacations and so much more! With so many sunlit hours, the opportunities are endless… which means endless photo and scrapbooking opportunities! Blog contrib","Electric Summer, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Summer Fun, Summertime, Summertime Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/summertime-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories.jpg,64713 "Set Sail to Serenity With This Coastal Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-06-21 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/21/set-sail-to-serenity-with-this-coastal-scrapbook-layout/," We’re all a-boat the latest launch — the Seaside collection! These coastal scrapbooking supplies were inspired by nautical adventures and shoreline living and set sail toward scrappy ventures for photos of oceanfront beach days, cruises and boating, relaxing trips to seaside havens and any other nautical adventures you want to shell-ebrate. You ready to dive into the newest collection? Then seas the day with this coastal scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Seaside Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Layered Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cranberry Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a look at the whole Seaside collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/m03ls7ZjESU Step 1: Use Cranberry Solid Cardstock as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the sky blue bars designer paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Adhere to the base. Step 3: Tear two pieces of the ocean blue trellis paper that are 11-3/4"" wide, layer/adhere to the layout. Tear two pieces of the sand ripples paper that are 11-3/4"" wide, layer/adhere to the layout. Step 4: Using the Border Maker System with the Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from the tonal burlap paper. Cut a piece of ocean blue trellis designer paper to measure 11-3/4” x 3/4”.  Adhere to the top of the layout. Adhere the border to the back side of the ocean blue trellis paper strip. Adhere to the layout. Step 5: Cut three photo mats that measure 4-1/2"" x 4"", 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and 5-1/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to the layout, tucking into the torn pieces from Step 3. Step 6: Cut a large mat in half. Tuck into the torn sand pieces. Journal as desired. Step 7: To create the sailboat: Cut a piece of designer paper to measure 2-1/2” x 4”, cutting from corner to corner to create triangles. Use one of the triangles.Cut a piece of designer paper to measure 2” x 2-3/4”, cutting from corner to corner to create triangles. Use one of the triangles.Cut an oval from paper using the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern, cutting on the outside with the Red Blade. Cut oval in half, creating the base of the sail boat.Cut a piece of paper to measure 1” x 1-1/2”. Gently fold one end, angling scissors, cut to create the “flag”. Cut a piece of paper to measure 1/4” x 5” as the mast.Adhere these pieces to the layout to create the sailboat. Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Do you enjoy spending time along the shoreline or upon the water? What photos would you highlight on this coastal scrapbook layout? Cast your thoughts the comments down below! "," We’re all a-boat the latest launch — the Seaside collection! These coastal scrapbooking supplies were inspired by nautical adventures and shoreline living and set sail toward scrappy ventures for photos of oceanfront beach days, cruises and boating, relaxing trips to seaside havens and any other nautical adventures you want to shell-ebrate. You ready to dive into the newest collection? Then seas the day with this coastal ","Beach, Family, Ocean, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Sailing, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Seaside Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/seaside_collection2_1920x1080.jpg,64499 "DIY Father's Day Card Ideas for the Man of the Hour",melissaullmann,"2021-06-18 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/18/diy-fathers-day-card-ideas-for-the-man-of-the-hour/," Dad. Grandpa. Pops. Papa. Father’s Day in North America is just around the corner! (Hint: It's this Sunday!) Sure, buying a thoughtful gift is great, but you can also show the special man in your life how much you love and appreciate him with a thoughtful card. Whether you’re crafting a card for your father-in-law, your brother who is a first-time parent or a close father figure in your life — or even if you’re gathering the little ones together to make a card for their dad — here are four DIY Father's Day card ideas that will surely make him smile from ear to ear. (P.S. These cards use the Must Have Laser Title Embellishments — great for all sorts of celebratory occasions, including Father's Day!) Happy crafting! To create these cards you will need: Homestead Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Must Have Laser Title Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) (Psst, there's also the Must Have Laser Title Embellishments - Pack 2 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Gray Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a look at all the Must Have Laser Title Embellishments below! https://youtu.be/GAJl0-Qe0cU Celebrate Card Step 1: Use a bank card for the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of the light plaid paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Cut a piece of the black plaid paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Fold the upper-left corner back to the line up with the side of the card. Adhere this piece to the top of the previous piece of paper. Step 4: Adhere a Must Have Laser Title Embellishment to the top of the black portion of the paper. Step 5: Adhere embellishments and stickers to the middle of the card, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Best Day Ever Card Step 1: Use a blank card for the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of reclaimed wood paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Step 3: Cut a piece of green leaves paper to measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"".  Step 4: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut the inside from green leaves square, leaving a 1/2"" frame. Adhere to the reclaimed wood piece at an angle. Trim any of the green leaves paper using a scissors. Adhere the whole piece to the front of the card. Step 5: Cut a piece of black plaid paper to measure 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"". Adhere the previously cut-out inside square piece (from the previous step) to the black plaid paper. Adhere to the card using Foam Squares. Step 6: Adhere a Must Have Laser Title Embellishment to the top of black plaid paper. Use your scissors to trim around the title. Adhere to the green paper. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares for added dimension. Smile, Blessed, Grateful Card Step 1: Use a blank card for the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of green tiles paper to measure 4"" x 1"". Adhere to the bottom of the card. Step 3: Cut a piece of black plaid paper to measure 4"" x 1"". Adhere to the top of the card. Step 4: Cut a mat to measure 4"" x 3"".  Step 5: Cut a section of a laser-cut border to measure 4"". Adhere behind the top edge of the mat. Adhere to the card.  Step 6: Cut a strip of paper from the reclaimed wood paper to measure 4"" x 1/2"". Adhere below the mat. Step 7: Cut a strip of black plaid paper to measure 4"" x 1/4"". Adhere below the previous reclaimed wood piece. Step 8: Adhere the Must Have Laser Title Embellishments to the mat as shown. Step 9: Adhere stickers to the card using Foam Squares. Celebrate Card Step 1: Cut a piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock to measure 5-1/2"" x 8-1/2"". Score at 4-1/4"". Fold in half. Use this as the base of your card. Step 2: Cut a piece of green tile paper to measure 5-1/4"" x 4"". Adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Cut a strip from the light plaid paper to measure 5-1/4"" x 1-1/2"". Adhere to the card. Step 4: Cut a laser-cut border to the length of the card (5-1/4""). Adhere to the strip using Repositionable Tape Runner Adhesive. Step 5: Cut a piece of black plaid paper to measure 3"" x 1"". Adhere the “Celebrate” Must Have Laser Title Embellishment on the black plaid paper. Adhere this piece of paper onto the laser-cut embellishment saying, “Today is a good day for a good day”.  Step 6: Cut a piece of brown leather paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 2-5/8"". Adhere embellishment to this piece. Adhere this whole piece to the card using Foam Squares.  Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments as desired, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Which of these four DIY Father's Day card ideas do you like the most? Who will you send these cards to for Father's Day (or for ANY special occasion for that matter!)? Give a shout-out in the comments! "," Dad. Grandpa. Pops. Papa. Father’s Day in North America is just around the corner! (Hint: It's this Sunday!) Sure, buying a thoughtful gift is great, but you can also show the special man in your life how much you love and appreciate him with a thoughtful card. Whether you’re crafting a card for your father-in-law, your brother who is a first-time parent or a close father figure in your life — or even if you’re gather","Card Making, Cards, Dad, Father's Day, Laser Cut Embellishments, Project Ideas","Card Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/musthavetitleembellishments_1920x1080.jpg,60788 "Celebrate End-of-Year Academic Cheer: 4 Graduation Scrapbook Projects","Creative Memories","2021-06-17 15:34:09",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/17/celebrate-end-of-year-academic-cheer-4-graduation-scrapbook-projects/," After years of classes, late-night study sessions and countless memories with dear friends, it’s time at last to don the academic regalia and receive your diploma! (You did it!) And once the square caps have landed after flying through the air and proud family members have dabbed away happy tears with their stock of Kleenex, it’s time for a graduation party in your craft room to commemorate the occasion! Capture this big milestone (whether it's your own of a recent grad's achievement!) with these graduation scrapbook projects! Graduation Layouts Get instructions to create the “Celebrate Commencement With This Graduation Scrapbook Layout” Get instructions to create the “Bring On New Beginnings With this Graduation Scrapbook Layout” Graduation Cards Get instructions to create the “Say Con-GRAD-ulations With These DIY Graduation Cards” Get instructions to create the “Congratulate Your Grad With This DIY Gift Card Holder” Want more grad goodness? Then check out other commencement creations here! "," After years of classes, late-night study sessions and countless memories with dear friends, it’s time at last to don the academic regalia and receive your diploma! (You did it!) And once the square caps have landed after flying through the air and proud family members have dabbed away happy tears with their stock of Kleenex, it’s time for a graduation party in your craft room to commemorate the occasion! Capture this big ","Card Making, Cards, Celebration, DIY, DIY Gift Tags, Gift Card, Graduation, Graduation Day Theme Pack, School","Graduation,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/graduation-scrapbooking-kit-creative-memories.jpeg,64393 "Be Somewhere Over the Rainbow With This Spring Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-06-16 16:44:08",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/16/be-somewhere-over-the-rainbow-with-this-spring-scrapbook-layout/," A fresh rain drizzles down onto Earth. You look outside and see the sun peeking through the misty clouds. It’s then when you witness an arc of hues stretched across the sky — this sight to behold is a rainbow! A rainbow’s refracting radiance has inspired art, poetry, songs and myths… and let’s add layouts to the list! Make your own hue-tiful rainbow with this spring scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Botanical Burst Yellow, Pink, Blue and Green Designer Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Botanical Burst Yellow, Pink, Blue and Green Petal & Leaves Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Expected late JuneWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Spring Leaf Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Five Leaf Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning September12-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 White Solid Cardstock (or a White Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Step 2: Create the rainbow using the Circle Cutter. Set the Circle Cutter at its largest size (about 11-3/4"") and cut a circle with blue tonal hydrangeas paper. Without moving the Circle Cutter, mark your spot with a pencil. Set the size to 9-1/2"", align with your mark and cut out the inner circle. Repeat with the green layered blocks paper, setting the outer circle at 9-3/4"" and the inner circle at 7-1/2"". Repeat with the yellow tonal scattered field mustard paper, setting the outer circle at 7-3/4"" and the inner circle at 5-1/2"". Finally, repeat with the pink layered blocks paper, setting the outer circle at 5-3/4"" and the inner circle at 3-1/2"". Layer and adhere the circles: pink on yellow on green on blue. Cut the rainbow in half. Place one half on the upper half of the layout. (Save the other half for another layout!) Step 3: Cut two 5-3/4"" x 4-1/4"" pieces of pink layered blocks paper and mount two 5-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" photos. Adhere to the layout. Step 4: Set the Circle Cutter to 4"" and cut a circle with pink plaid paper. Cut a photo into a 3-1/2"" circle and mount on the pink plaid circle. Adhere to the layout. Step 5: Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of yellow tonal scattered field mustard paper and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Step 6: Punch several leaves from various green papers using the Spring Leaf Punch and Five Leaf Punch. Adhere to the bottom of the rainbow along with foiled flower embellishments as shown. Use Foam Squares on some foiled flower embellishments for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. What are your thoughts on this spring scrapbook layout? Do you want to make a rainbow for yourself? Give us your feedback in the comments below! "," A fresh rain drizzles down onto Earth. You look outside and see the sun peeking through the misty clouds. It’s then when you witness an arc of hues stretched across the sky — this sight to behold is a rainbow! A rainbow’s refracting radiance has inspired art, poetry, songs and myths… and let’s add layouts to the list! Make your own hue-tiful rainbow with this spring scrapbook layout! To create this layout","Botanical Burst Collection, Family, Kids, Rainbow, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/botanicalburst_collection_1920x1080.jpg,63759 "Trot Toward a Rustic Refresh With This Farmhouse Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2021-06-15 16:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/15/trot-toward-a-rustic-refresh-with-this-farmhouse-scrapbook-layout/," There are so many wonderful moments in life — some planned and some unexpected! And blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu encountered an unexpected moment that inspired this farmhouse scrapbook layout! What was it, you may ask? Well, take a peek at this blog post to find out what the mane event was! Sachiyo’s Inspiration When we first saw horseshoe marks on the ground while we were walking a trail, we had no idea what they were. A few weeks later, we went back to the same trail and came across a man riding a horse… mystery solved! Our children were so excited because they have never seen horses outside a farm or zoo. Do you ride or own a horse? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Homestead Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Platinum Shimmer, Rich Brown, Charcoal, Navy and Light Gray Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Horse Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Victorian Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors 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 shiplap paper as the base. Step 2: Using the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern, tear an oval from mini anemones paper. Trim off the oval by 2"". Add the larger piece to the lower-right side of the base. Step 3: Using the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Draw lines as shown. Step 4: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Victorian Blade, cut the leaves paper at 1"" width. Change the blade to the Straight Blade and cut the paper at 1-1/4” width. Cut the decorative side to make a fringe using the All-Purpose Scissors. Pinch some parts of the fringe to make it look like grass. Flip the wider ""grass"" border and add the narrower one on the top. Adhere a laser-cut border and the ""grass"" border to the base. Add the barbed wire border using Foam Squares. Step 5: Using the Horse Punch, punch a horse from Rich Brown and Charcoal Solid Cardstocks. Add them to the page. Step 6: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"" and add it to the back of the “Home sweet home” embellishment. Adhere the house laser-cut embellishment to Light Gray Solid Cardstock and fussy-cut. Step 7: Adhere the laser-cut borders and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you like most about Sachiyo's farmhouse scrapbook layout? What photos would you showcase on it? Holler in the comments below! "," There are so many wonderful moments in life — some planned and some unexpected! And blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu encountered an unexpected moment that inspired this farmhouse scrapbook layout! What was it, you may ask? Well, take a peek at this blog post to find out what the mane event was! Sachiyo’s Inspiration When we first saw horseshoe marks on the ground while we were walking a trail, we had no idea wha","Farm, Home, Homestead Collection, Horses, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/homestead-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories-1.jpg,61211 "Soak Up the Sun with this Summer Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-06-14 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/14/soak-up-the-sun-with-this-summer-scrapbook-layout/," The Sunny Days Journal Template is a great way to add interest to your projects and layouts with sun and sun rays shapes — it's the perfect way to share your sun-sational stories this summer! Take a look at this summer scrapbook layout that's made with the Sunny Days Journal Template and start thinking of how you can rays your creative standard this summer! To create these layout you’ll need: Staycation Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Staycation Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunny Days Journal Template 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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil Want to load up on all of these ingredients? From now until Friday, you can get a coupon code — with no minimum spend — to use on savings for one (1) order! Head to the CM website now to place your order and/or get promo details below! View Coupon Code Details: US | CA | AU Step 1: Use a navy designer paper as the base for this layout. Trim a sheet of teal designer paper to measure 11-3/8” x 11-3/8” and mount on top of the base. Tip: to save paper, you may wish to cut out the inside of this piece using the 12-inch Trimmer. Step 2: Using the Sunny Days Journal Template and a pencil, trace individual sunbeam shapes onto gold and gold striped designer papers, alternating colors, until you have traced half of the template’s rays. Trim out each shape using either Micro-Tip Scissors or the 12-inch Trimmer. Using the template as a guide, lay out and adhere each piece to a sheet of White Cardstock. Trim off 1/2"" from each side of the White Cardstock and mount on the layout. Step 3: Using the outside track of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from White Cardstock. Using the outside track of the Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from teal paper. Mount the white circle on the teal circle and adhere to the center of the layout. Step 4: Cut an 11” x 5-1/4” piece of teal circle paper. Adhere to the lower half of the White Cardstock. Top with the fence border sticker. Step 5: Mat a 5-1/4” x 3-3/4” photo with a 5-1/2” x 4” piece of White Cardstock. Mat a 3-3/4” x 3-3/4” photo with a 4” x 4” piece of White Cardstock. Mount on the layout. Step 6: Add stickers, popping some up with foam squares for added dimension. Step 7: Using a Black Dual-Tip Pen and the Sunny Days Journal Template, draw journal lines on the white circle. Journal as desired. What types of summer scrapbook layouts will you put together with the Sunny Days Journal Template? Let us know in the comments below! "," The Sunny Days Journal Template is a great way to add interest to your projects and layouts with sun and sun rays shapes — it's the perfect way to share your sun-sational stories this summer! Take a look at this summer scrapbook layout that's made with the Sunny Days Journal Template and start thinking of how you can rays your creative standard this summer! To create these layout you’ll need: Staycation Pape","Journal, Journal Template, Kids, Staycation Collection, Summer Fun, Summertime, Sunny Days Journal Template","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sunnydaysjournaltemplate_1920x1080.jpg,59857 "Sketch Round-Up May 31-June 13","Creative Memories","2021-06-13 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/13/sketch-round-up-may-31-june-13/," This weekend’s jam-packed, globally great, creatively cool Worldwide Virtual Crop is coming to a close, but we know a scrapper's creativity never truly ends! So tap into your innovation, corral your motivation and dial into some inspiration — it's time for the Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Sketch #1 has us feeling somewhere over the rainbow! Stay tuned — we'll be posting instructions for this hue-tiful layout soon! Sketch #2 This layout surely stays true to the red, white and blue! Show off a bit of stars-and-stripes personality by following along with this blog post! Sketch #3 This card totally bursts forth with blooming brilliance (and rightfully so since it uses products from the Botanical Burst collection)! Easy step-by-step instructions will be coming shortly! Sketch #4 Subscribe to the blog so you can cultivate your new projects (like this budding beauty of a layout) when they get posted! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Remember, we're still in the middle of a Worldwide Virtual Crop to channel your creativity! Submissions are due by 11:59pm CT on Sunday, so check out Virtual Crop Facebook Group (or on the blog!) to see all 12 challenges!Psst, and also mark your calendar for the next month's Virtual Crop, happening July 9-10 (AU: 10-11 July)! "," This weekend’s jam-packed, globally great, creatively cool Worldwide Virtual Crop is coming to a close, but we know a scrapper's creativity never truly ends! So tap into your innovation, corral your motivation and dial into some inspiration — it's time for the Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Sketch #1 has us feeling somewhere over the rainbow! Stay tuned — we'll be posting instructions for this hue-tiful layou","Creative Memories, Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Paper Crafts,Project Ideas,Sketch Round-Up,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,64176 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #12","Creative Memories","2021-06-12 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/12/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-12/," Thank you to everyone who participated in June first Worldwide Virtual Crop! We are so inspired by all the beautiful layouts and projects you have submitted. Remember, you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit your projects. Now, let’s end this international weekend on the right note — it’s time for 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 Challenge #12 View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ Note: The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Silver Mist Camera Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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 17, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Check out how to interpret and create this sketch with CM Advisor Janette Ballard. https://youtu.be/BolQuPtZuTo Janette Ballard has been involved with Creative Memories for 30 years. She has six children and 13 grandchildren, and Creative Memories has enhanced the way they celebrate each other! Created by Janette Ballard – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Party Time! Debbie Nelson has been an Advisor for 23 years after being introduced to the company and products while she was pregnant with her fourth baby. She signed on as a Consultant when that baby was nine months old... and has never looked back! The weekends when she gets to create pages, run a retreat or host an event are her treasured weekends, as she gets to spend time with her CM sisters, whether virtually or in person. She is proud and thankful to have CM in her life. Created by Debbie Nelson – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Staycation Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with the Shabby Chic Rose Paper Pack from Secret Box #2! Collection Used: Secret Box #2 https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #WORLD1, #WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Thank you to everyone who participated in June first Worldwide Virtual Crop! We are so inspired by all the beautiful layouts and projects you have submitted. Remember, you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit your projects. Now, let’s end this international weekend on the right note — it’s time for Challenge #12! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Cro","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/june_wwvc_794x474_cm.jpg,64071 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #11","Creative Memories","2021-06-12 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/12/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-11/," The end is on the horizon for the first Worldwide Virtual Crop of 2021 — we hope you have been enjoying the fun! If you're just joining us now, WELCOME! And fret not, for there is still plenty of time to corral your scrapbooking supplies and get creative. Let’s make these last two challenges count — it's time to say hello 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 Challenge #11 View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ Note: The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Silver Mist Camera Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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 17, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to create a 3D effect using Border Maker Cartridges with CM Advisor Renee Gibaldi. https://youtu.be/egr3c0RghNQ Renee Gibaldi has been an Advisor for 19 years — through all the ups and downs. She loves being an Advisor and she appreciates all the friendships and relationships she has made. Her customers are the best part of her business — they are the reason she continues to do this business. Created by Renee Gibaldi – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Homestead TUTORIAL: Take a look at some creative ideas using the Lamplight Chain Border Maker Cartridge with CM Advisor Rose Bogoslowski. https://youtu.be/CKrRuFjABu0 Rose Bogoslowski lives in a small town in Manitoba, Canada. She has been with CM for almost 25 years and an Advisor for 19 of those years. This last year has been the best for herself and her fantastic team. Her team is spread out, and during the last year, they all have become close because of virtual options. To Rose, Creative Memories is the place to come for hope and is a constant source of inspiration.  Created by Rose Bogoslowski – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Summertime Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with the Shabby Chic Rose Paper Pack from Secret Box #2! Collection Used: Secret Box #2 https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums and 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 #WORLD1, #WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," The end is on the horizon for the first Worldwide Virtual Crop of 2021 — we hope you have been enjoying the fun! If you're just joining us now, WELCOME! And fret not, for there is still plenty of time to corral your scrapbooking supplies and get creative. Let’s make these last two challenges count — it's time to say hello to Challenge #11! 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",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/rosebogoslowski_finallayout_edited.jpg,64059 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #10","Creative Memories","2021-06-12 05:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/12/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-10/," Nine challenges may be down, but there are still three terrific sketches to go in this jam-packed weekend! Let's keep the scrappy momentum and positive vibes going with Challenge #10! (You're going to love it!) 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 Challenge #10 View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ TUTORIAL: Check out some ideas on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Midori Nagasaki. https://youtu.be/iS14ryEKQTI Midori Nagasaki enjoys raising her three children, and CM allows her to document her children’s stories and childhood. She wants her children to have great memories of their happy moments. Created by Midori Nagasaki – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Outta This World Satoko Ozawa has been making albums for a year and a half. She treasures completing album pages and the time spent to make albums with her team. Created by Satoko Ozawa – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Botanical Burst Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with the Shabby Chic Rose Paper Pack from Secret Box #2! Collection Used: Secret Box #2 https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #WORLD1, #WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Nine challenges may be down, but there are still three terrific sketches to go in this jam-packed weekend! Let's keep the scrappy momentum and positive vibes going with Challenge #10! (You're going to love it!) 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 Challenge #10 View the Worldwid","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/midorinagaski_finallayout_edited.jpg,64053 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #9","Creative Memories","2021-06-12 01:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/12/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-9/," It's quite clear that there is a ton of inspiration flowing throughout this Worldwide Virtual Crop... and it's awesome to see scrappers of all levels (including YOU!) showcasing their savvy skills. Let's keep those creative ideas coming — welcome to 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 Challenge #9 View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ Note: The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Silver Mist Camera Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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 17, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Check out how to create a decorative corner using the Songbirds Border Punch with CM Advisor Shevahn Hymers. https://youtu.be/jfqSWUp5vHc Shevahn Hymers started scrapbooking in 2004 and was introduced to Creative Memories through friends. She became an Advisor in 2017 and instantly loved the new and exciting products and opportunities that the world of scrapbooking brings. Focusing on holidays and family is what fills her albums. Created by Shevahn Hymers – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Art Nouveau Jodie Cole is an Advisor on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, is married and has three children. She first started scrapbooking in 2002 and has a passion for photography. She spends a lot of time scrapping her children and family getaways. Created by Jodie Cole – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching July) Happy Camper Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with the Shabby Chic Rose Paper Pack from Secret Box #2! Collection Used: Secret Box #2 https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #WORLD1, #WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," It's quite clear that there is a ton of inspiration flowing throughout this Worldwide Virtual Crop... and it's awesome to see scrappers of all levels (including YOU!) showcasing their savvy skills. Let's keep those creative ideas coming — welcome to 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","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/shevhanhymers_finallayout_edited_1080x1080.jpg,64039 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #8","Creative Memories","2021-06-11 21:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-8/," We’re guessing you’re in a creative groove now — so we're giving you another two-page spread for Challenge #8! Full steam ahead, scrappers! 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 Challenge #8 View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ Note: The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Silver Mist Camera Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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 17, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to piece together this sketch with CM Advisor Kanako Fukiya. https://youtu.be/5orSZOWrdlM Kanako Fukiya is from Miyagi, Japan, and she is a mother of three children. As more albums get completed, she strongly notices the impact that CM has given to her and her family, and would like to spread the word about Creative Memories to mothers who don’t know about CM! Created by Kanako Fukiya – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Botanical Burst Ryoko Oishi enjoys raising her two children in Hokkaido, Japan. She signed up as an Advisor about a year ago and she loves making albums of precious memories for her children. Created by Ryoko Oishi – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Love Wins (Japan-Exclusive Paper Pack) Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with the Shabby Chic Rose Paper Pack from Secret Box #2! Collection Used: Secret Box #2 https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #WORLD1, #WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," We’re guessing you’re in a creative groove now — so we're giving you another two-page spread for Challenge #8! Full steam ahead, scrappers! 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 Challenge #8 View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/kanakofukiya_finallayout_edited.jpg,64028 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #7","Creative Memories","2021-06-11 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-7/," We're halfway through the June WWVC! Time sure flies when you're having fun (and this event has been incredible so far)! We can't wait to see your interpretation of this sketch, so let's get to it already with 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 Challenge #7 View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ TUTORIAL: Take a look at this Geometric Frame Punch technique with CM Advisor Deborah Kozlovic. https://youtu.be/pb6WW4LKZSk Deborah Kozlovic is from the Sunshine Coast in Australia. She was first introduced to Creative Memories in 2000 when she attended her first workshop. She has been an Advisor since 2015 and has created family, Christmas and holiday albums, as well as baby albums for each of her children, and is currently creating a baby album for her granddaughter. She enjoys helping others preserve their memories into their albums. Created by Deborah Kozlovic – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Staycation TUTORIAL: Create a unique border using the Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge with CM Advisor Jennene Doyle. https://youtu.be/jhR3qSKFFgM 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 aloud. Now with a grandchild, the photos still 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: Spring Cottage Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with the Shabby Chic Rose Paper Pack from Secret Box #2! Collection Used: Secret Box #2 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, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #WORLD1, #WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," We're halfway through the June WWVC! Time sure flies when you're having fun (and this event has been incredible so far)! We can't wait to see your interpretation of this sketch, so let's get to it already with 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 Challenge #7 View t","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/deborahkozlovic_finallayout_edited.jpg,64012 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2021-06-11 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-6/," Do you have any friends or family members who are ready to join in on this scrapbooking soirée? Send them an invite so they can join us — the more, the merrier! Remember, submissions aren’t due until 11:59pm CT on Sunday, so there is a lot crafting time left to get in on. And now, here’s 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 Challenge #6 View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ Note: The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Silver Mist Camera Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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 17, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some quick and simple ideas on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Lori Kelly. https://youtu.be/k1CWiSpPJ1E Lori Kelly has been a Canadian Creative Memories Advisor for three years. Creative Memories has given her the opportunity to share her passion of preserving memories with her friends and to make new friends. Her best-loved album is always the one that she is working on, as she gets to relive the memories while creatively putting it together. Created by Lori Kelly – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Homestead Maria Phillips has been with Creative Memories for over 16 years. In all this time, she has never witnessed so many people turning to their photographs and memories as she has in the past 12 months. Customers, both new and old, are reinvigorated to get their photos in order, and fellow Advisors are excited to welcome teammates, collaborate on events and share ideas. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with people as everyone marks history and relives ""happier times"" by scrapbooking. Created by Maria Phillips – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Outta This World Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with the Shabby Chic Rose Paper Pack from Secret Box #2! Collection Used: Secret Box #2 https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #WORLD1, #WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Do you have any friends or family members who are ready to join in on this scrapbooking soirée? Send them an invite so they can join us — the more, the merrier! Remember, submissions aren’t due until 11:59pm CT on Sunday, so there is a lot crafting time left to get in on. And now, here’s Challenge #6! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read th","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/mariaphillips_finallayout_edited_1080x1080.jpg,63997 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2021-06-11 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-5/," June has already been an awesome month, and you know what makes it even MORE awesome? Scrapbooking with YOU during this Worldwide Virtual Crop! Let's kick this global bonanza up a notch, shall we? Challenge #5 is underway! 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 Challenge #5 View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ Note: The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Silver Mist Camera Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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 17, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Check out some tips on how to create the gridded background featured in this sketch with CM Advisor Jennifer Cabral. https://youtu.be/-KPGKeyNrUM Jennifer Cabral is from Seekonk, Mass., and is a mother of four children. She has been scrapbooking for 15 years and has been a Creative Memories Advisor for a year and a half. Nothing makes her happier than preserving memories for her children and family while sharing this amazing hobby with her friends and family. Created by Jennifer Cabral – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Party Time! Susan Brandes has been a CM Consultant/Advisor since 1997 and through three cross-country moves. She comes from a long line of scrapbookers and cherishes the baby album made for her by her dad and the scrapbooks her grandfather made as a young man (with its funny comments and captions!). She cherishes CM's quality products and the friends she’s made along the way. Created by Susan Brandes – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Emerald Gemstone Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with the Shabby Chic Rose Paper Pack from Secret Box #2! Collection Used: Secret Box #2 https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #WORLD1, #WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," June has already been an awesome month, and you know what makes it even MORE awesome? Scrapbooking with YOU during this Worldwide Virtual Crop! Let's kick this global bonanza up a notch, shall we? Challenge #5 is underway! 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 Challenge #5 View th","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/jennifercabral_finallayout_edited_1080x1080.jpg,63976 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2021-06-11 05:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-4/," You know what? The internet is pretty cool, especially during Virtual Crops! We get to connect with each other — near and far — and exchange creativity and inspiration! No matter where you are, we are so glad you are joining us for Challenge #4! Let's get to it! 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 View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ Note: The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Silver Mist Camera Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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 17, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to create a background pattern using the Border Maker System with CM Advisor Louise Winhold. https://youtu.be/wysSSZNYVwc Louise Winhold, aka Lulu, is a former art teacher and a recently retired professional photographer located in Lloydminster, Alberta, along with her husband and two daughters. She loves to travel and thrives on the creative process. She has been creating scrapbooks for her photos and memorabilia since high school, found Creative Memories thanks to a co-worker back when she scrapbooked her wedding and then joined as a CM Consultant in 1997. She is constantly inspired by the creativity of others and loves to help people work on their albums and preserve their memories. Created by Louise Winhold – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Summertime Ann Ozdoba has been a Creative Memories Advisor for over 20 years. She enjoys helping people get their family pictures and stories into albums. Created by Ann Ozdoba – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching July) Happy Camper Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with the Shabby Chic Rose Paper Pack from Secret Box #2! Collection Used: Secret Box #2 https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #WORLD1, #WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," You know what? The internet is pretty cool, especially during Virtual Crops! We get to connect with each other — near and far — and exchange creativity and inspiration! No matter where you are, we are so glad you are joining us for Challenge #4! Let's get to it! 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","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/louisewinhold_finallayout_edited_1080x1080-1.jpg,63961 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2021-06-11 01:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-3/," Raise of hands — who is enjoying this global get-together?! (We are, we are! ✋) There are plenty of challenges ahead of us, but for now, Challenge #3 is on the docket! Let's go! 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 Challenge #3 View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ Note: The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Silver Mist Camera Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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 17, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Check out some tips and tricks with CM Advisor Lynne Drake on how to create this sketch. https://youtu.be/t7Eob9H06mY Lynne Drake has been scrapbooking since 1998 when she was invited to a Creative Memories evening. She had just had a new baby girl and was keen to start preserving memories of her family and travels. She loves sharing the joys of scrapbooking at craft shows with her Upline and is grateful for all the friends she has met through Creative Memories. Created by Lynne Drake – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Homestead Melissa Newbould fell in love with Creative Memories in 2003. She still remembers the wonderful feeling after completing her first page. As a financial controller and mother of four, she cherishes the time set aside to tell stories, the friends she's made and the leadership skills she’s learned. Created by Melissa Newbould – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Emerald Gemstone RETURNING SEPTEMBER: Circle Cutter Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with the Shabby Chic Rose Paper Pack from Secret Box #2! Collection Used: Secret Box #2 https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #WORLD1, #WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Raise of hands — who is enjoying this global get-together?! (We are, we are! ✋) There are plenty of challenges ahead of us, but for now, Challenge #3 is on the docket! Let's go! 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 Challenge #3 View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting t","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/lynnedrake_finallayout_edited_1080x1080.jpg,63946 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2021-06-10 21:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-2/," Wow! Now that's how you start a Worldwide Virtual Crop... and the fun has only just begun! Are you ready to tackle another sketch? Hopefully so, because here you go — it's time for 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 View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting times and how prizes are awarded here ➤ Note: The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Silver Mist Camera Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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 17, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Check out how to make an oval ribbon and layered border with CM Advisor Ayako Suzuki. https://youtu.be/pwbJuW5Bn_4 Ayako Suzuki found out about Creative Memories after she gave birth to her third child. She loves making album pages for her family and enjoys sharing with the others, too. She is very thankful for CM because she’s been able to meet many precious friends through this community. Created by Ayako Suzuki – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Spring Cottage Emi Mikumo started making CM albums nine years ago for her first child, and since then, she has welcomed two more children. She enjoys documenting their growth and precious memories. She always looks forward to releases of new products from CM. Created by Emi Mikumo – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Boho Escape Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with the Shabby Chic Rose Paper Pack from Secret Box #2! Collection Used: Secret Box #2 https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #WORLD1, #WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Wow! Now that's how you start a Worldwide Virtual Crop... and the fun has only just begun! Are you ready to tackle another sketch? Hopefully so, because here you go — it's time for 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 View the Worldwide Virtual Crop rules, posting time","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ayakosuzuki_finallayout_edited.jpg,64147 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2021-06-10 17:09:29",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2021-challenge-1/," Welcome to the June 2021 Worldwide Virtual Crop! We’re so happy you're able to join us because we've got THREE DAYS full of cropping, community, creativity and the chance to win exclusive album covers! Woohoo! Are you ready for this global get-together? Well then, let's get started with Challenge #1 to kick it all off! 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You can use whatever products you have on hand to complete the challenges. You do NOT need to use the products that were in the WWVC Secret Box #2 to participate in this crop (although if you purchased Secret Box #2 back in May and opened it with us today, we hope you do!).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 Silver Mist Camera Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. 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 17, 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 “Discussion” 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 “Announcements” 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 Group AND add the correct hashtag with your post: #WORLD1, #WORLD2, #WORLD3, 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 #WWVC2021 or #CreativeMemories, but BE SURE to include #WORLD1, #WORLD2, etc., so we can find your post. For Instagram users, you will need to add #WORLD1, #WORLD2, 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: Check out creating this sketch using the Secret Box components with CM Advisor Lara Carlson. https://youtu.be/lNnh9DethLU Lara Carlson is from Alma, Ark., and has been creating and telling her family’s stories in CM albums since she completed her first page in 1996, and as an Advisor for most of the years since. She’s created a library of albums documenting 30 years with her husband, three children, family and friends, as well as a new addition of a granddaughter last year. Seasons of life and scrapbooking change, but enjoying the creative process and preserving the photos, adventures and milestones while completing pages and albums has been a constant. Created by Lara Carlson – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Secret Box #2 Ada Weier-Amor went to her first Creative Memories scrapbooking class in 1997, shortly after her first child was born, and has been scrapbooking ever since. She was scrapbooking so much she became an Advisor in 2000. Creative Memories has become a part of Ada, and she cannot imagine not being an Advisor. Created by Ada Weier-Amor – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Secret Box #2 Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with the Shabby Chic Rose Paper Pack from Secret Box #2! Collection Used: Secret Box #2 BONUS Card Challenge As if 12 challenges aren't fun enough, we've sweetened the WWVC with a BONUS card challenge! Using the Shabby Chic Rose Mini Card Kit from your Secret Box #2 (or whatever supplies you have on-hand if you didn't order Secret Box #2), create a card of your own design and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #WORLDBONUS for a chance to be one of two BONUS winners! Just like the regular June WWVC challenges, you have until June 13 at 11:59pm CT to submit your #WORLDBONUS challenge and these BONUS prize winners will also be announced with the other 12 prize winners on Thursday, June 17, at 3pm CT! Created by Ada Weier-Amor – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Secret Box #2 TUTORIAL: Learn how to create flip-flop cards with CM Advisor Lara Carlson. https://youtu.be/-77ZqvbKNdY Created by Lara Carlson – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Secret Box #2 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, Custom Album Covers or Custom Wall Calendars. 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 #WORLD1, #WORLD2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Welcome to the June 2021 Worldwide Virtual Crop! We’re so happy you're able to join us because we've got THREE DAYS full of cropping, community, creativity and the chance to win exclusive album covers! Woohoo! Are you ready for this global get-together? Well then, let's get started with Challenge #1 to kick it all off! Creative Memories Advisors from around the world have created layouts for YOU! Every 4 hours, you w","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/june_wwvc_794x474_cm.jpg,63600 "Spiral Into Wondrous Whirls With These DIY Paper Crafts","Creative Memories","2021-06-09 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/09/spiral-into-wondrous-whirls-with-these-diy-paper-crafts/," Spirals and swirls are prevalent throughout many aspects of life, from whirling weather patterns to mollusk shells and galaxies far, far away, as well as some sweet treats like chocolate babka (and a few others listed down below)! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu’s brain was spinning for swirls and made some DIY paper crafts — including a mobile with her kid! So round and round and round we go, where the spiral stops — that’s up to you! Sachiyo’s Inspiration What comes to your mind when you hear the word “swirl”? Maybe a lollipop, cinnamon rolls, soft serve ice cream, candy canes, whirlpools or a time machine? How about the galaxy and the solar system? My family loves stargazing, especially after we bought a telescope. We enjoyed the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn last year and we are excited to see more meteor showers this year. Do you like stargazing on warm summer evenings? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Outta This World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning September13×13 Custom Cutting System Mat or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)CM Zero Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Draw lines on the sky blue winding path paper to connect the midway points vertically and horizontally as shown in the video below. https://videopress.com/v/S93saRbZ?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata Step 2: Set the pin at 11"" mark of the Circle Cutter. Place the Circle Cutter on the horizontal line of the paper so that the pin is placed on the intersection point. Starting from the left-hand side, cut clockwise on the paper until the blade reaches the horizontal line on the right-hand side. Without moving the Circle Cutter, shift the pin to 10"" mark and rotate the blade clockwise to cut again until the blade reaches the horizontal line on the left-hand side. Repeat the same steps by shifting the pin by 1"" every time you cut a half a circle. After you cut half a circle with 4"" mark, shift the pin to 3.2"" and cut out a small circle. Set aside the small circle that will be used for a journal box. Step 3: Trim off 1/8"" from all four sides. Flip the paper and use the warm dotted textures patterned side. Pinch the outside edge of the swirl randomly by hand, about 1/8"" width. Adhere to the night sky stars paper. Step 4: For the photo mats, cut three circles using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Green Blade (two are cool dotted textures and one is aquamarine green constellations), and one circle using the inside of the largest Circle Pattern with Red Blade from the aquamarine green constellations paper. Add the mats and small circle journal box to the page. Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. But wait, there's more! Looking for a craft to do with a child? Check out this creative idea using the same concept! Swirl Mobile Project by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor Sachiyo’s Inspiration When I was playing with the Circle Cutter to figure out how to create a swirl layout, my son came to me and asked if he could play with the swirl pieces scattered on the floor. He then started shading with pens and adding stickers on one of the swirl piece and showed me his swirl mobile. Proud mother moment… we sat together and enjoyed making more mobiles. Do you like arts and crafts to do at home? To create this swirl mobile you will need: Various Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning September 13×13 Custom Cutting System Mat or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle & Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)CM Zero Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Twine/string Step 1: Draw lines on a piece of cardstock to connect the midway points vertically and horizontally (like we did for Step 1 in the project above). Step 2: Set the sizing dial at 11"" mark of the Circle Cutter. Place the Circle Cutter so that the pin is placed on the intersection point, and cut out a 11"" circle. Without moving the Circle Cutter, shift the sizing dial to 9"" mark and rotate the blade clockwise to cut half a circle. Without moving the Circle Cutter, shift the sizing dial to 7"" mark and cut half a circle. Shift the sizing dial to 5"" mark and cut half a circle. Shift the sizing dial to 3.2"" and cut half a circle. Make a hole in the middle of the 3.2"" circle using the Micro-Tip Scissors as to thread through twine/string. Step 3: Cut circles using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade from various cardstocks and use them as the base. Punch various cardstocks using the punches from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and create your imaginary friends. Adhere to the base. Step 4: Decorate the swirl piece as you like. https://videopress.com/v/VcxqyaWO?preloadContent=metadata Name one thing you like about each of these DIY paper crafts, and would you make the mobile with your kiddos, grandkids, nieces or nephews... or for yourself?! Share your ideas in the comments! "," Spirals and swirls are prevalent throughout many aspects of life, from whirling weather patterns to mollusk shells and galaxies far, far away, as well as some sweet treats like chocolate babka (and a few others listed down below)! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu’s brain was spinning for swirls and made some DIY paper crafts — including a mobile with her kid! So round and round and round we go, where the spiral stops — t","Circle Cutter, Crafts, Kid Craft, Kids, Outta This World Collection, Paper Crafts","Page Layout Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/galaxy-layout-outta-this-world-creative-memories.jpg,62701 "Meet Debby, Samm & Sara — How Becoming an Advisor Changed Their Life","Creative Memories","2021-06-08 17:00:23",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/08/meet-debby-samm-sara-how-becoming-an-advisor-changed-their-life/," Since Creative Memories re-launched back in 2014, we've celebrated the fact that our Advisor Join Offer has great benefits (access to exclusive products and no minimum order requirements, just to name a few)! But, the top-notch, cream of the crop, best part about becoming a CM Advisor is the community, where we share business tips and tricks, encourage innovative ideas and support each other, whether in person, virtually or both! Have you thought about becoming an Advisor, but aren't sure if it's right for you? Well, look no further than these three amazing Advisor stories to see how being a part of this community is a perfect fit in their life. Debby is a Creative Memories Advisor who joined the community in 2019! Debby's family, left to right: Son Matthew, husband Kevin, son Michael and Debby Debby in her happy place — scrapbooking. Name: Debby MacLean Join Date: December 2019 2020 Achievement: Debby reached Level 5 in September 2020! Debby's Story: Debby has been scrapbooking off and on for about 25 years, but the real meaning of why she scrapbooks began at 21 years old when her mom passed away. She began to think about preserving her family story and started gathering pictures around the house and took even more pictures of family, friends and the world around her. Family picture taken in 1962. Debby is sitting on her father's knee. As her two sons got older and she was working full-time at the University of New Brunswick, she put scrapbooking aside and only dabbled here and there. She was still passionate about buying scrapbooking goodies, saving cards and memorabilia and snapping pictures, so her stash was certainly growing, but not being used. Once her sons left home, she decided to really get back into scrapbooking and show off the thousands of pictures she had taken over the years of her sons, husband, extended family members, celebrations, travel and their hockey and football families. One day at a crop, she reacquainted with a high school classmate who used nothing but Creative Memories products. Debby quickly found out how well-made the products are and how everything coordinates beautifully together. Her friend encouraged her to become an Advisor, and she did in December 2019. By September 2020, she hit Level 5 while still also working full-time. On her Facebook page, she offers page challenges, prizes, demo techniques and anything to make people feel like they belong to something special, and more importantly, have somewhere to go during this time of COVID. Her journey with Creative Memories has only just begun, but already it is a love story with each completed page — a happy ending. “As I’ve learned, at the end of the day, all we have is the love found between the covers of our family albums. So please snap those pictures, write your memories down, take time to celebrate all of life’s precious moments in keepsake albums.”  Debby’s CM earnings allow her to: Invest her profits back into her business and savings. “I currently work full time at a local university, and I signed up with CM as an Advisor as part of my retirement plan, which in turn, generates sales and is an easy way for me to add income to use toward buying scrapbooking supplies without going into my family’s income. The extra money also helps fund my crops to help buy prizes, table gifts, etc.” Debby’s tip to grow a CM business: “I just started building my customer base and had two in-person crops when COVID hit. How was I going to keep my new venture alive? I decided to create a Facebook page called ‘Scrap Happy’ to keep us all more connected. I posted regularly about new products, did live videos (which I love doing) and reached out to my customers who I knew were feeling so isolated and lonely. My customers told me so many times last year how they were turning to my page to give them comfort and hope, to see what’s new and to feel that they were not alone in all of this.” Samm is a Creative Memories Advisor who joined the community in 2016! Samm pictured with her daughter, Allirah, who is her inspiration for scrapbooking. Name: Samm Campbell Advisor Join Date: Aug. 3, 2016 2020 Achievement: Samm maintained Level 5 Advisor status due to her creative marketing ideas that generated new business during the challenging year of 2020! Samm's Story: Samm grew up with a mother who scrapbooked and was a CM Advisor many years ago. Samm found her passion for scrapbooking by watching her mother, but it really strengthened in having her own family. With so many wonderful albums her mother created, she knew her story was on the pages, and now it is her responsibility to share and capture those memories for her own daughter to enjoy. Samm’s CM earnings allow her to: Support herself and her daughter. She is a chef by trade, and with hospitality closed down for so long in Victoria, she has used that time to do passion-driven things that are supportive of her customers, which has come back to her in being able to sustain an income to support herself and her daughter. Samm’s tip to grow a CM business: She was involved in a series of trade expos over the year that were held in rural towns in Victoria and established a customer base in a few of these areas. She was able to use that experience in dealing with remoteness from customers to quickly change her plans to virtual. She does online workshops, makes kits and continues to grow her customer base (and to share the Advisor opportunity). A bundle Samm created! Samm thought outside the box to go virtual and created a thriving new part of her business that she will continue even after in-person events are allowed again. Samm started offering COVID kits and also created boxes of “at-home mum bundles,” which included wine and chocolate that she sold for $125 to $175. (She sold 15 of these!) She also had $100 bundles with product she had on hand and went through 40 packs of cardstock, 38 designer paper packs, plus stickers, mats and more. “The kits were awesome. They provided everything customers needed to complete a full project, which gave them something to work on not just for the workshop, but in the lockdown days afterward.” Sara is a Creative Memories Advisor who joined the community in 2020! The Moss family. Name: Sara Moss Join Date: May 2020 2020 Achievement: Sara reached Level 5 in 2020!Sara's Story: Sara has a number of fond scrapbooking memories. Her earliest memory is from a very young age — creating with her mother. When Sara got married, she visited her mother-in-law and noted that she always had such fun scrapbooks that brought the family together — even now after her mother-in-law has passed away. Now as a mother of four, Sara has committed to doing the same thing for her family and enjoy spending time with her two daughters to create and save their own special memories. Early in 2020, as she started to get back into creating memories, Sara reached out to her experienced scrapbooking sister and asked her the best way to create a perfect circle — her sister recommended the Creative Memories Custom Cutting System. While unfamiliar with CM at the time, Sara quickly went to the website, loved what she saw and immediately signed up as an Advisor that night! From there, Sara had goals to spend more time with her daughters and sisters. She had her daughters pick out their favorite items in the CM catalog and helped them with their own starter kits. One of her sisters is not very familiar with scrapbooking, but after seeing the products, she got really excited with the possibilities and Sara helped her to start her own family scrapbook. Her more experienced scrapbooking sister has her own scrapbooking store in her state, and Sara is always amazed to see what she puts together. They’ve even set up scrapbooking tables in Sara’s home in recent visits to spend time together. With Sara being active with CM and learning about the new products, the experienced sister now comes to her for a few ideas. Sara's CM earnings allow her to: Start a small in-home business. “With such a great experience with the CM products, I’ve wanted to share this same experience with others. Using the CM bundles, and even creating a few of my own custom bundles, has helped others get started.”Sara's tip to grow a CM business: “With many of us staying home currently, now is the time to build those memories to last a lifetime!” Would you enjoy being part of a supportive community of scrapbookers? Do you enjoy getting a first look at new products? Did you read the stories and think... could this be me?   If you said yes to any of those questions, then it's time to become a Creative Memories Advisor! Join our community — there are no monthly order minimums or hidden costs. Once you become an Advisor, you'll get access to our exclusive Advisor Facebook Group, Advisor-only products (like the album cover below!) and earn 10% back on all of your orders. Now that's a win-win-WIN! Visit the Join page to learn more about becoming an Advisor or talk to your current CM Advisor, who would love to chat with you about all the benefits of being an Advisor! US | CA | AU "," Since Creative Memories re-launched back in 2014, we've celebrated the fact that our Advisor Join Offer has great benefits (access to exclusive products and no minimum order requirements, just to name a few)! But, the top-notch, cream of the crop, best part about becoming a CM Advisor is the community, where we share business tips and tricks, encourage innovative ideas and support each other, whether in person, virtually or b","Business Opportunity, CM Story, Creative Memories, Creative Memories Advisor, Creative Memories Opportunity","All About CM,Business,Special Stories",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/q2_advisorjoin_exclusivealbum_794x474_text.jpg,63823 "Celebrate Commencement With This Graduation Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-06-07 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/07/celebrate-commencement-with-this-graduation-scrapbook-layout/," Tassels and gowns and diplomas, oh my! That’s right, CM scrappers, today we’re crafting one of life’s big milestones — graduation! Whether you want to commemorate your own graduation from yesteryear or want to celebrate a recent 2021 graduate in the family, the Graduation Day Theme Pack is sure to capture this time of new beginnings, pomp and circumstance and academic achievements. Check out this top-of-the-class graduation scrapbook layout and get started! To create this layout you will need: Graduation Day Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Flag Banner Border 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 (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 Flag Banner Border Punch to punch a border from the black grid paper. Adhere to the left edge of the gold stars paper. Step 2: Cut a 3/4"" x 12"" strip from the white speckled paper. Adhere on the left side of the page to the right of the black grid banner border. Step 3: Adhere two sticker borders to the left side of the layout as shown. Step 4: Cut a 1"" x 12"" strip from the black grid paper. Adhere to the right of the border stickers. Step 5: Cut photo mats from white speckled and black grid paper to measure (1) 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and (2) 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Step 6: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" journal box from White Solid Cardstock,and mat on a 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" piece of black grid paper. Step 7: Cut an additional journal box from White Solid Cardstock that measures 4-1/4"" x 3/4"" and trim ends with Micro-Tip Scissors to create a banner. Step 8: Use the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Red Blade to cut out a title from the collage words paper. Use the inside edge of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade to cut a mat for the title from white speckled paper. Step 9: Adhere the photos and journal boxes as shown. Adhere the title piece and additional title stickers with Foam Squares. What photos of commencement would you highlight on this graduation scrapbook layout? What do you like most about the Graduation Day Theme Pack? Share your thoughts and comments down below! "," Tassels and gowns and diplomas, oh my! That’s right, CM scrappers, today we’re crafting one of life’s big milestones — graduation! Whether you want to commemorate your own graduation from yesteryear or want to celebrate a recent 2021 graduate in the family, the Graduation Day Theme Pack is sure to capture this time of new beginnings, pomp and circumstance and academic achievements. Check out this top-of-the-class grad","Border Punches, Graduation, Graduation Day Theme Pack, Scrapbook Layout","Graduation,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/graduation-day-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories.jpg,63769 "This Summer Scrapbook Layout Blooms an Air of Tropical Flair",melissaullmann,"2021-06-04 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/04/this-summer-scrapbook-layout-blooms-an-air-of-tropical-flair/," Hibiscus flowers offer a big, bold look for your yard, deck and patio, as well as beachfront locations, of course! You know what else offers a big, bold (and beautiful!) presence? The Summertime collection and the Summertime Journal Template! (Hint: There’s plenty of hibiscus icons and patterns to be found and drawn!) Take a look for yourself with this summer scrapbook layout — it surely brings the creative heat! To create this layout you will need: Summertime Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Journal Template or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Splash & Summer Sun Dot Tip Pens or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sponge Step 1: Use a piece of hot pink tropical florals paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 11"" x 11"". Using a makeup sponge, dab a CM Dot Tip Pen onto the end of it and then rub along the edges of the cardstock. Adhere the cardstock to the layout. Step 3: Using the Dot Tip Pens, create a background for the layout — use the diamond shapes on the Summertime Journal Template and cover the cardstock with random diamonds. Step 4: On the white and black specked paper, trace the circle journal boxes with the Splash Dot Tip Pen. Using the outside of the small Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut the journal shape from the paper. Using the Summer Sun Dot Tip Pen and a makeup sponge, dab along the edges of the circle.   Step 5: Using the outside of the small Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from the hot pink tropical florals paper. Adhere to the layout in the bottom-right corner. Step 6: Using the outside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, draw a line using the Summer Sun Dot Pen. Use the larger dot end of the pen to go back and create dots about every 1/4"" around the circle. Step 7: Cut out six photos that measure 3"" x 3"".  Step 8: Cut a piece of yellow pineapples paper to measure 6-1/2"" x 6-1/2"". Ink edges with the Dot Tip Pens if desired. Adhere four photos to the yellow pineapples piece and adhere in the lower-left corner of the layout. Step 9: Cut two pieces from yellow pineapples paper to measure 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"". Mat two of the photos on these pieces. Step 10: Cut two pieces to measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" from the dotted paper. Mat the previous mats/photos onto these pieces. Adhere to the layout. Step 11: Using the Summertime Journal Template, trace the inside of the hibiscus flowers with your pens. Draw lines/crosshatch in the pattern to fill in the hibiscus flowers. Ink on edges if desired. Cut around the hibiscus flowers with scissors. Step 12: Trace the middle of the journal circle strips with a pencil on White Solid Cardstock. Then cut them out just inside of the pencil lines. Ink edges if desired. Adhere to the top of the strips on the circle. Journal as desired. Step 13: Trace, ink and cut out ""Summer"" banner from the template. Adhere to the layout with the hibiscus flowers.  What about this summer scrapbook layout do you like the most? And what photos would you share on this layout? Tell us! "," Hibiscus flowers offer a big, bold look for your yard, deck and patio, as well as beachfront locations, of course! You know what else offers a big, bold (and beautiful!) presence? The Summertime collection and the Summertime Journal Template! (Hint: There’s plenty of hibiscus icons and patterns to be found and drawn!) Take a look for yourself with this summer scrapbook layout — it surely brings the creative heat! ","Dot Pens, Journal, Journal Template, Pens, Pool, Summer Fun, Summertime, Summertime Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/summertime_journaltemplate_layout_1920x1080.jpg,62867 "Style Spherical Sensations With This Outer Space Scrapbook Spread","Noreen Smith","2021-06-03 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/03/style-spherical-sensations-with-this-outer-space-scrapbook-spread/," Here’s a fun fact: A planet is round because of gravity — their gravitational field acts as though it originates from the middle of the body and pulls everything toward it (like the spokes of a bicycle wheel). And voilà, we have a spherical celestial orb! While not as complicated as the rocky or gaseous spheres in our atmosphere, the Circle Cutter is an out-of-this-world tool that strives to ring in your creativity (just like Saturn’s rings!) with perfect circles. See how blog contributor Noreen Smith tapped into planetary precision, in tandem with the aptly fit Outta This World collection, to create this outer space scrapbook spread! To create the layout you will need: Outta This World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)or White 12x12 Plain Pages or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Aqua Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning SeptemberTape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Orange Dot Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Watch the video to learn how to both cut and draw circles to create this layout that is out of this world! https://youtu.be/zHyNiF_BBLw Step 1: Cut a 10"" square from the middle of the planets paper by placing the paper at 1"" in the 12-inch Trimmer, starting the cut at 1"" down and stopping 1"" from bottom edge. Turn paper and repeat on other three sides. Set aside the leftover frame, which will measure 1"" wide all the way around. Step 2: Use the Circle Cutter to cut three 4"" circles from the 10"" square. The 10"" square with circular “holes” and all three circles will be used in the layout. Step 3: Use two pieces of White Solid Cardstock or two White Plain Pages for the base of layout. Place the 10"" square in the middle of the left-hand page, and the 1"" frame showing the reverse pattern on the right-hand page. Arrange the three individual circles on the right-hand page as shown or desired. Step 4: Note the placement of the circles by lightly tracing around them with a pencil. Use the Circle Cutter with the fine-tip end of the Navy Dual-Tip Pen and the Orange Dot Tip Pen to draw 4"" circles that are slightly offset from the place where each circle will be adhered. Erase any pencil lines.   Step 5: Adhere the 10"" square, the frame and the three circles to the base pages. Add six 4"" x 4"" photos (or photo mats cut from Aqua Solid Cardstock as shown). Step 6: Cut one mat to 4"" x 4"" to use as a title and cut one of the larger mat cards to half its size to use as a journal box. Adhere. Journal, add foiled embellishments with Foam Squares and arrange self-adhesive star gems to complete layout. Have you tested out the spherical drawing and cutting sensations of the Circle Cutter? What do you like about this outer space scrapbook spread that Noreen made? Give a shout-out in the comments! "," Here’s a fun fact: A planet is round because of gravity — their gravitational field acts as though it originates from the middle of the body and pulls everything toward it (like the spokes of a bicycle wheel). And voilà, we have a spherical celestial orb! While not as complicated as the rocky or gaseous spheres in our atmosphere, the Circle Cutter is an out-of-this-world tool that strives to ring in your creativity (just","Circle Cutter, Kids, Outta This World Collection, Scrapbooking Tools, Space, Technique","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/circle-cutter-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories1.jpg,62133 "Salute to Service With This Patriotic Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-06-02 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/02/salute-to-service-with-this-patriotic-scrapbook-layout/," Show lasting pride for the red, white and blue with the United We Stand collection! Inspired by the Fourth of July, barbecues, festive fireworks and everything else that makes you feel patriotic, this collection is perfect for all your patriotic projects and U.S.A-themed layouts. Check out this patriotic scrapbook layout and start to imagine all the possibilities! Karyn’s Inspiration: This layout honors the men and women who have given service to our country – especially my dad who served in the U.S. Navy and his friends who belong to and gather at the American Legion in my hometown.  To create this layout you will need: United We Stand Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)United We Stand Stickers 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 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 hollow 1"" wide frame from a sheet of dark blue plaid paper. Step 2: Cut the white stars grid paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"", and adhere to the frame. Step 3: Cut the light blue buntings paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 2"", and adhere to the top of the white stars paper. Step 4: Cut the blue stars paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 3/4"" and stars and stripes paper to 11-1/2"" x 1/2"".  Layer the pieces and adhere to the bottom of the light blue buntings piece. Add a sticker border to the beneath it. Step 5: With the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Red Blade, cut a circle from dark blue plaid paper. With the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from blue stars paper. Layer the circles and add stickers as shown. Adhere the piece with Foam Squares to the middle of the top border. Step 6: Cut the red dots paper to measure 10"" x 4-1/4"". Use All-Purpose Scissors to notch one end to make a ribbon. Adhere to the top of the layout and then add two photos that measure 4"" x 4"".  Cut a 1"" x 4-1/4"" piece from the blue stars paper and adhere to the side of the right photo. Step 7: Cut a 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" mat from blue stars paper and then adhere a 6"" x 4"" photo. Adhere near the bottom of the layout. Step 8: To create the ribbon journal box, cut a 3"" x 3"" piece from red dots paper. Use All-Purpose Scissors to notch one edge to make a ribbon. Adhere to the layout as shown. Cut a 3"" x 3/4"" piece from blue stars paper and a 3"" x 1/4"" from stars and stripes paper. Adhere these pieces above the red dots ribbon. Use the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern to cut a circle from white dots paper. Adhere to the middle of the ribbon piece Journal as desired. Step 9: Add additional stickers with Foam Squares. What types of patriotic scrapbook layouts will you make with the United We Stand collection? Let us know in the comments below! "," Show lasting pride for the red, white and blue with the United We Stand collection! Inspired by the Fourth of July, barbecues, festive fireworks and everything else that makes you feel patriotic, this collection is perfect for all your patriotic projects and U.S.A-themed layouts. Check out this patriotic scrapbook layout and start to imagine all the possibilities! Karyn’s Inspiration: This layout honors the men an","Fourth of July, Memorial Day, United We Stand Collection, USA","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/unitedwestand_collection2_1920x1080.jpg,63522 "Finesse an Aura of Flora With This Spring Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-06-01 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/06/01/finesse-an-aura-of-flora-with-this-spring-scrapbook-layout/," It's time to stop and smell the flowers... and fresh scrapbooking opportunities! Why's that? Because the Botanical Burst collection has bloomed like wildflowers on the CM scene! These mix-and-match supplies were inspired by full-bloomed florals and fresh foliage (Hint: You'll find cherry blossoms, field mustard, hydrangeas and leaves with their corresponding hues of pink, yellow, blue and green, respectively!) that can sprout a garden of great layouts based on the outdoors, spring and summer, gardening, kids, birthdays and so much more! This collection features four album covers, as well as four paper packs and four sets of foiled and embossed embellishments (and all of these in the four hues listed above)! Even better, if you want ALL the decorative products, you can in one click with the Botanical Burst Buy-It-All Decorative Bundle... and you’ll also get two BONUS complementing sticker packs that are ONLY available through this bundle (not sold separately)! Enough talk already, let's put the petal to the metal with this spring scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Botanical Burst Buy-It-All Decorative Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Includes the BONUS Botanical Burst Border Stickers and Serif ABC/123 StickersWhite Solid Cardstock 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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil Check out the Botanical Burst Buy-It-All Decorative Bundle in the video below! https://youtu.be/LJJxpx9FwMQ Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock or White Refill Page as the base for this layout. Adhere four yellow and orange border stickers along the edges. Step 2: Cut a piece of blue diamonds paper to 10"" x 10"" and mount on the layout. Cut blue wavy, yellow field mustard blooms and green leaves border stickers to 10"". Layer and mount on the bottom. Step 3: Cut two 4"" x 4"" pieces of blue plaid paper. Top with two 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photos. Cut a 4"" x 3-1/4"" piece of yellow plaid paper and top with a 3-3/4"" x 3"" photo. Cut a 4"" x 3-1/4"" piece of yellow bold field mustard blooms paper and top with a 3"" x 2-1/2"" piece of yellow star bursts paper. Adhere all on the layout as shown. Step 4: Layer and adhere yellow and green leaves and flowers foiled embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Add a title with ABC/123 stickers (from the Buy-It-All Decorative Bundle). Journal as desired. What are your thoughts on the latest-and-greatest Botanical Blooms collection? What do you admire most about this spring scrapbook layout? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below! "," It's time to stop and smell the flowers... and fresh scrapbooking opportunities! Why's that? Because the Botanical Burst collection has bloomed like wildflowers on the CM scene! These mix-and-match supplies were inspired by full-bloomed florals and fresh foliage (Hint: You'll find cherry blossoms, field mustard, hydrangeas and leaves with their corresponding hues of pink, yellow, blue and green, respectively!) that can sprout","ABC 123 Stickers, Botanical Burst Collection, Family, family memories, Floral, Promotion, Rainbow","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/botanicalburst_decorativebundle_layout_1920x1080.jpg,63499 "Sketch Round-Up May 17-30","Creative Memories","2021-05-30 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/30/sketch-round-up-may-17-30/," May has been an awesome month of packed promos, cool collections, community connections and so much more! We can't wait to see what June brings, but first, let's end the month on a good note with great sketches for you to turn up the creativity heat! Here we go — it's time for the Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Wow, summer never looked so good! Want to create it this totally tropical layout for yourself? Simply follow the instructions in this blog post! Sketch #2 Sun's out, fun's out... especially with this warm-weather wonder! Read this easy-to-follow blog post to learn all about it! Sketch #3 Get ready for sun-kissed bliss with this paper paradise! Make this beachy-keen project by checking out this blog post! Sketch #4 We're pretty excited about this sweet stunner. Instructions to this layout will be posted to the CM blog soon — stay tuned! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Looking for more sketch challenges to take on? You're in luck — join us on June 10-12 (AU: 11-13 June) for the Worldwide Virtual Crop! Be sure to join our Virtual Crop Facebook Group and save those dates for this great global get-together! (You won't want to miss it!) "," May has been an awesome month of packed promos, cool collections, community connections and so much more! We can't wait to see what June brings, but first, let's end the month on a good note with great sketches for you to turn up the creativity heat! Here we go — it's time for the Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Wow, summer never looked so good! Want to create it this totally tropical layout for yourself? Simply fo","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, 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,63391 "Enjoy Carefree Creativity With This Vacation Scrapbook Spread",melissaullmann,"2021-05-28 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/28/enjoy-carefree-creativity-with-this-vacation-scrapbook-spread/," While many people stay busy during the summer with sports activities, jobs, DIY home projects, yardwork and more, it’s also important to sit back, relax and recharge your batteries, whether it’s laying out in a hammock, lounging on a sandy beach or whatever fits your chillaxing needs! Speaking of taking it easy, have you tried out CM’s Fast2Fab™-inspired papers? They are a quick, easy-breezy way to get your scrapbooking done in a fun flash! See for yourself with this vacation scrapbook layout with the Summertime Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack! To create this layout you will need: Summertime Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Laser Cut Borders (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Stickers (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Variety Mat Pack (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 Summertime Fast2Fab™-inspired papers in the video below! https://youtu.be/pMjCw5j9GGU Step 1: Use two Fast2Fab™-inspired papers as the base for this spread. Step 2: Adhere photos to the spread. Photo sizes: (2) 4"" x 6"", (2) 6"" x 3-3/4"" and (3) 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" Step 3: Cut a large mat in half, flipping one side over. Layer and adhere at a slight angle on the left side of the second page. Step 4: Adhere a 6"" x 4"" mat to the left side of the first page to journal on. Journal as desired. Step 5: Adhere stickers as desired. (Note: “Hot” was cut from a sticker.) Step 6: Adhere laser cut borders along the right side of the first page. What memories would you highlight with this vacation scrapbook spread? How do you like to unwind during summer? We'd love to hear from you! "," While many people stay busy during the summer with sports activities, jobs, DIY home projects, yardwork and more, it’s also important to sit back, relax and recharge your batteries, whether it’s laying out in a hammock, lounging on a sandy beach or whatever fits your chillaxing needs! Speaking of taking it easy, have you tried out CM’s Fast2Fab™-inspired papers? They are a quick, easy-breezy way to get your scrapbooki","Double Page Layouts, Laser Cut Embellishments, Summer Fun, Summertime, Summertime Collection","Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/summertime_f2fpapers_layout_1920x1080.jpg,62858 "Say Con-GRAD-ulations With These DIY Graduation Cards","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-05-27 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/27/say-con-grad-ulations-with-these-diy-graduation-cards/," Hats off to this year’s graduates! No matter if it’s preschool, high school, college or university, grad school or anything in between, this time marks as a huge accomplishment for these successful scholars and their academic achievement! And to show your grad just how proud you are, why not make them a homemade card (and maybe tuck a little token in as well)? Check out how you can ace your creativity with these DIY graduation cards! Karyn’s Inspiration: Sometimes cold, hard cash makes the best gift, and for graduations I believe that is typically the case.  I have a nephew graduating from high school this month and will use one of these pocket cards to send him a cash gift that he can use toward his college expenses next year. ConGRADulations! Gift Pocket Graduation Card Make it easy on yourself and order the Gift Pocket Card Kit! The kit has everything you need (including instructions) to create the card above and other cards for several other occasions — weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations or any other occasion worth celebrating! Plus, nine of the card bases have an inner folded pocket that holds cash or a gift card! To create this card you will need: Gift Pocket Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Reach for the Stars Card I created this card using only materials from the Graduation Day Theme Pack. With a little scoring, trimming and folding, I created a card with a cute inside pocket for inserting cash or a gift card and a space for writing a personal message.  To create this card you will need: Graduation Day Theme Pack 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)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut the Cream Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 5-1/2"". Step 2: Put the end of the cardstock at 7-3/4"" on the top ruler of the 12-Trimmer and score with the Scoring Blade. Put the end of the paper at 3-1/2"" on the top ruler of the 12-inch Trimmer and score again. Turn the cardstock vertically and put end of cardstock at the 3"" mark on the top ruler of the 12-inch Trimmer. Cut to the second score line. Turn paper horizontally and cut on the second score line. Step 3: Cut designer papers: (1) 4"" x 2-3/8"" and (3) and 4"" x 2-7/8"". Adhere paper pieces to the cardstock base. Step 4: Cut a piece of designer paper to measure 3-1/4"" x 2-7/8"". Lay the piece on top of the pocket flap of the base, and use the inside edge of the small Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade to cut a semi-circle from both the cardstock flap and the designer paper piece. Adhere the designer paper piece. Adhere the top and bottom edges of the flap to the card base to create a pocket. Step 5: Decorate the card with stickers, adhering some with Foam Squares. Yay-Bravo Card For this card, I used the Blank Card Kit as my base and added my nephew’s school hue with the Starry Night Shimmer Solid Cardstock and some additional sparkle with the gold foil accents on paper from the Graduation Day Theme Pack. This card has a lot of shimmer and sparkle for celebration! To create this card you will need: Graduation Day Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)How-Do-You-Do Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Starry Night Shimmer Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Double Balloon 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)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a card from the Blank Card Kit as the base. Step 2: From Starry Night Shimmer Solid Paper, cut three pieces that measure 5-3/8"" x 4-1/8"". Adhere one piece to the front of the card and one piece to the bottom panel on the inside of the card. Cut the third piece in half on a diagonal, and adhere the left and bottom edges to the top panel on the inside of the card to create a pocket. Step 3: From Graduation Day paper, cut three pieces that measure 5-1/4"" x 3-7/8"". Adhere one piece to the front of the card and one piece to the bottom panel on the inside of the card. Cut the third piece in half on a diagonal, and adhere to the shimmer piece on the top panel of the inside of the card. Step 4: Use the Double Balloon Punch to punch six balloons from Starry Night Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Cut very thin strips from the Starry Night Shimmer Solid Cardstock to create strings for the balloons. Adhere three balloons to the front of the card, propping up two with Foam Squares. Adhere three balloons and strings to the inside of the card as shown. Step 5: Use the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade to cut two circles from Starry Night Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere How-Do-You-Do Stickers to the circles. Adhere to the front of the card, propping up one with Foam Squares. Step 6: Cut a 3-7/8"" x 1-1/4"" piece of Starry Night Shimmer Solid Cardstock and adhere a How-Do-You-Do Sticker to it. Adhere to the inside of the card as shown. Do you have a graduate to celebrate in your life? Which of these DIY graduation cards are you planning on making and giving? Tell us in the comments below! And congrats 2021 graduates! "," Hats off to this year’s graduates! No matter if it’s preschool, high school, college or university, grad school or anything in between, this time marks as a huge accomplishment for these successful scholars and their academic achievement! And to show your grad just how proud you are, why not make them a homemade card (and maybe tuck a little token in as well)? Check out how you can ace your creativity with these DIY gradu","Blank Card Kit, Card Making, Cards, Graduation, Graduation Day Theme Pack","Card Ideas,Graduation,Great Gift Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/graduation-cards-creative-memories2.jpg,62574 "Beam Bright Ideas With These Summer Scrapbook Layouts","Krislyn Mattei","2021-05-26 16:25:59",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/26/beam-bright-ideas-with-these-summer-scrapbook-layouts/," When not inside crafting, many scrappers can be found outside, soaking up the summer sun and making wonderful outdoor memories (and wearing sunscreen, of course!). And when you eventually head back inside and want to commemorate these fun-in-the-sun, radiating memories, then the Sunny Days Journal Template is your go-to sol-mate! Pair it with the Gold Metallic Dual-Tip Pen, and you’re in for many golden hours of doodling delights! See for yourself with blog contributor Krislyn Mattei’s summer scrapbook layouts! Krislyn's Inspiration The Sunny Days Journal Template and Gold Metallic Dual-Tip Pen is a match made in heaven! I couldn't wait to try out some ideas for these golden radiating rays. I love how the lines add joy and energy to my layouts! Check them out and see if you agree. To create these layouts you’ll need: Boho Escape Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Art Nouveau Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Art Nouveau Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Art Nouveau Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White & Dark Green Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunny Days Journal Template or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Diamond Arches Border 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 (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 & Black Dual-Tip Pens or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Hello, Sunshine Layout Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock as the base for this layout. Lay the Sunny Days Journal Template over the cardstock and trace all the lines using the bold tip of the Gold Metallic Dual-Tip Pen. Step 2: Cut a frame from a piece of bold leafy Boho Escape designer paper. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut the inside from the paper, leaving a 1/2"" margin all around. Cut a frame from a piece of salmon pink weave Boho Escape designer paper with a 5/8"" margin all around. Adhere the salmon pink weave frame and then the bold leafy frame to the layout. Step 3: Using the outside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from bold leafy paper. Using the outside of the small Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from salmon pink weave paper. Using the Red Blade, crop a photo. Place the photo on the salmon pink weave and then bold leafy circles and mount on the layout. Step 4: Cut a 10-3/4"" x 1-5/8"" strip of salmon pink weave paper. Cut a 10-3/4"" x 2-1/8"" strip of mustard yellow pyramids Boho Escape designer paper. Punch both sides with the Diamond Arches Border Punch. Adhere to the salmon pink weave strip. Cut a 10-3/4"" x 3/4"" strip of dark green dotted diamonds Boho Escape designer paper and adhere on top of the border. Add a border sticker. Mount the border on the layout as shown. Step 5: Add embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal on some of the rays with a Dual-Tip Pen as desired. All Together Layout Step 1: Use a piece of bold florals Art Nouveau designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of mustard yellow florals Art Nouveau designer paper to 11-1/4"" x 11-1/4"". (Tip: To save paper, cut out the inside of this piece, as only the outer edges will show.) Cut a piece of beige scallops Art Nouveau designer paper to 10-3/4"" x 10-3/4"" and mount on top. Adhere both to the layout at an angle as shown. Step 3: Cut four 5-1/4"" x 5-1/4"" pieces of Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Position one section of the Sunny Days Journal Template over each square and trace the lines using the Gold Metallic Dual-Tip Pen. Step 4: Using the outside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with bold florals paper. Cut the circle into four equal pieces. Adhere one piece to each of the dark green cardstock squares and trim off the excess, as shown. (Note: While you could instead lay the template over a full sheet of cardstock, trace all the lines, add a circle shape and then cut into four squares, the method I’ve used here will give you the most accurate result.) Mount all squares on the layout as shown. Step 5: Cut two 4"" x 5-3/4"" pieces of mustard yellow florals paper. Crop two photos to 3-3/4"" x 5-1/2"" and mount on top. Adhere to the layout. Step 6: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. What do you like about these summer scrapbook layouts? Have you created sun-sational layouts with the Sunny Days Journal Template — or are you inspired to now? Share your thoughts, ideas and projects with us! "," When not inside crafting, many scrappers can be found outside, soaking up the summer sun and making wonderful outdoor memories (and wearing sunscreen, of course!). And when you eventually head back inside and want to commemorate these fun-in-the-sun, radiating memories, then the Sunny Days Journal Template is your go-to sol-mate! Pair it with the Gold Metallic Dual-Tip Pen, and you’re in for many golden hours of doodling de","Art Nouveau Collection, Boho Escape Collection, Journaling, Sunny Days Journal Template, Travel","New Products,Page Layout Ideas,Recipe Templates,Tools & Techniques,Travel",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/img_5729.jpg,58794 "Crafting with Fringe: DIY Cards and Scrapbook Borders","Krislyn Mattei","2021-05-25 12:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/25/crafting-with-fringe-diy-cards-and-scrapbook-borders/," Wowza, the Fringe Border Punch and Fun in the Sun Texture Paper Pack bundles from the current spend/get promo have been flying off the shelves here at CM HQ! (Hurry before they are gone for good!) With this much promo excitement, it only makes sense to show you a few projects that showcase the fringed, frilled fêtes of the punch! See how crafting with fringe — two DIY cards and two scrapbook borders — add an eye-catching dimensional look! To create these borders and card, you will need: All My Love Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All My Love Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All My Love Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All My Love Foiled Flower Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Fringe Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Exclusive punch in the spend/get promo12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scoring & Victorian Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Embroidery needle or long pointed tool Floral Fringe Border Step 1: Using the reverse side of the polka dot paper, punch a border using the Fringe Border Punch. Trim to measure 12"" x 3-1/4"" and punch the other long side. Flip it over to create the base. Punch a border using the Fringe Border Punch with blush pink diamonds paper. Trim to measure 12"" x 2-3/4"" and punch the other side. Mount this piece on top of the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 1-12"" strip of lace veil paper and mount on the border. Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Victorian Blade, cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of white vintage florals paper. Adhere to the lace veil strip. Top with a “You are my today…” border sticker. Step 3: Add foiled flower embellishments with Foam Squares. Layered Fringe Border Step 1: Punch a border using the Fringe Border Punch with terracotta notebook paper. Trim to measure 12"" x 3"" to create the base. Punch another fringe border with terracotta notebook paper, but begin punching at a slightly different spot than before (about 1/16""). Trim to measure 12"" x 2-1/2"" and adhere on top of the base. Punch a third fringe border with navy ovals stripes paper. Trim to measure 12"" x 2-1/4"" and adhere on top. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of buttercream striped cake paper. Adhere to the border, above the fringe. Top with a border sticker. Step 3: Add a banner sticker and floral stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension if desired. All My Love Card Step 1: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 8-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. With the 12-inch Trimmer and Scoring Blade, score and fold in half to create a card. Step 2: Cut a 5-1/4: x 4"" piece of blush pink diamonds paper. Punch one long edge using the Fringe Border Punch. Adhere to the card. Step 3: Cut a 5-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" piece of baby's breath paper. Punch one long edge using the Fringe Border Punch and adhere on top of the blush pink diamonds piece. Step 4: Cut a 5-1/4"" piece of roses border sticker and adhere along the fringe. Add the “All my love” sticker with Foam Squares and top with rhinestones. Step 5: Create a quilled flower: Punch a border using the Fringe Border Punch with terracotta red 1 Corinthians lettering. Trim to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"". Punch a border using the Fringe Border Punch with baby's breath paper. Trim to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"" and then cut off all but 1/2"" of the fringe. Cut a 12"" x 1/8"" strip of baby's breath paper.Line the strips up end to end with the terracotta red 1 Corinthians lettering border on the left, then the baby's breath border and then narrow strip. Apply a dab of Precision Point Adhesive Pen to connect the three.Using an embroidery needle or a pointed tool, roll up the long strip you’ve created, beginning with the narrow strip, then the blue floral and finally the rust strip. Apply a dab from the Precision Point Adhesive to the end to secure the roll.Holding the middle of the roll between your fingers, press the fringe down and out to create petals. Step 6: Mount the quilled flower to the card using a large Foam Square. Add a gemstone in the middle. You Are My Everything Card Step 1: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 8-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. With the 12-inch Trimmer and Scoring Blade, score and fold in half to create a card. Step 2: Cut a 5-1/4"" x 1"" strip of blush pink diamonds paper. Adhere to the bottom edge of the card. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 4"" piece of terracotta red notebook paper. Punch one long edge with the Fringe Border Punch. Adhere to the card. Step 3: Punch a border using the Fringe Border Punch with blush pink diamonds paper. Trim to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"". Cut apart four-fringed sections with a scissors. Apply the fringe sections to the back of the “You are my everything” sticker as shown and mount on the card. Step 4: Trim a 5-1/2"" section of the “You are my today..."" border sticker and adhere above the fringe as shown. Top with gemstones. Do you enjoy these DIY cards and scrapbook borders? Will you partake in crafting with fringe with the exclusive Fringe Punch? Let us know in the comments! And remember to check out the landing pages (US | CA | AU) to learn more about this spend/get promo with the Fringe Punch and Fun in the Sun Texture Paper Pack! "," Wowza, the Fringe Border Punch and Fun in the Sun Texture Paper Pack bundles from the current spend/get promo have been flying off the shelves here at CM HQ! (Hurry before they are gone for good!) With this much promo excitement, it only makes sense to show you a few projects that showcase the fringed, frilled fêtes of the punch! See how crafting with fringe — two DIY cards and two scrapbook borders — add an eye-catchin","All My Love Collection, Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Promotion, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Wedding, wedding card, Wedding Scrapbook","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Project Ideas,Wedding",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/fringeborderpunch_card2_1080x836.jpg,63211 "Turn Up the Heat: Take On the #SunFunBONUS Sketch Challenge","Creative Memories","2021-05-24 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/24/turn-up-the-heat-take-on-the-sunfunbonus-sketch-challenge/," We hope you're ready to get excited for summer, sun and FUN… literally! Not only do we have a HOT spend/get promo that just launched today to share with you, but we also have a #SunFunBONUS challenge that you can take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with TWO sketches you can create! Each of the example layouts for the sketches shows how you can use products from the FREE bundle(s) you can earn with qualifying orders during the limited-time spend/get promo! Let's dive into it! Limited-Time Spend/Get Promo Details For a limited time, you can earn up to 3 exclusive bundles FREE with qualifying orders on the CM website! The bundles feature the fabulously stylish Fringe Border Punch AND the oh-so sizzling Fun in the Sun Texture Paper Pack (6/pk) — both of which are perfect for turning up the scrapbooking heat! With this 3-tiered promo, the more you spend, the more exclusive bundles you'll earn FREE! Added bonus: You'll also get FREE SHIPPING on qualifying orders. It's a win-win-win! For promo details and qualifying orders for free shipping, visit: US | CA | AU #SunFunBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has not one, but TWO sketches with example completed layouts using the Fringe Border Punch and the Fun in the Sun Texture Paper Pack! 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 earn the free bundles to be eligible to win (but if you earn them, why not use them?!). 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, June 6, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 7 June at 2:59pm AET) with hashtag #SunFunBONUS1 and/or #SunFunBONUS2 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 6 lucky winners (3 winners per sketch!) for this challenge — woohoo!Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on June 9 at noon CT. And what can you win? NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to three participants for each sketch. 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 Wednesday, June 9, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #SunFunBONUS1 Promo product used: Fringe Border Punch | CA | AU Collection used: All My Love | CA | AU Want step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #SunFunBONUS2 Promo product used: Fun in the Sun Texture Paper Pack | CA | AUOther collections used: Summertime CA | AU Take a closer look at the papers in the Fun in the Sun Texture Paper Pack! Remember, you have until Sunday, June 6, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 7 June at 2:59pm AET) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #SunFunBONUS1 and/or #SunFunBONUS2) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! To create this layout you will need: All My Love Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Or any designer paper packAll My Love Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Or any other variety mat packAll My Love Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Or any other stickersFringe Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Exclusive punch in the spend/get promoCustom 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)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of terrazzo paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut an 11"" x 9-1/2"" piece of terracotta red Corinthians lettering paper and adhere it to the layout, flush with the left edge. Step 3: Cut a 5"" x 10-1/2"" piece of navy oval stripes paper. Punch a fringe along one short end to create the base for the fringed piece. Punch a fringe along the edges of six 5"" wide pieces of paper. Tip: Punch every other piece beginning at a slightly different spot (about 1/16"") to stagger the fringe. Trim each to 5"" x 2-1/4"" once punched. Layer them, fringe side down, using the photo as a guide. Step 4: Cut a 5"" x 6-1/4"" piece of white vintage florals paper. Fringe both short sides. Adhere to the fringed piece as shown. Punch one more 5"" wide strip from lace veil paper and tuck it under the uppermost fringe piece, fringe-side up. Adhere the entire fringed piece to the layout. Cut the “So happy because:” mat to 4-1/2"" x 3"", mount it on a 4-3/4"" x 3-1/4"" piece of polka dot paper and adhere it to the white vintage florals area. Step 5: Mount a 4"" x 6"" photo and a 4"" x 4"" photo on the layout. Using the inside of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a photo and mount it on the layout as shown. Step 6: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. So, which of these challenges will YOU be trying out?! Tell us in the comments below! "," We hope you're ready to get excited for summer, sun and FUN… literally! Not only do we have a HOT spend/get promo that just launched today to share with you, but we also have a #SunFunBONUS challenge that you can take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with TWO sketches you can create! Each of the example layouts for the sketches shows how you can use products from the FREE bundle(s) you can earn with qualifying orders d","All My Love Collection, Challenge, Page Sketches, Promotion, Scrapbooking Sketch","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/funinthesun_promo_layout_1080x1080.jpg,63186 "Galactic, Great and Geometric: Try Out These Outer Space Scrapbook Borders","Krislyn Mattei","2021-05-21 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/21/galactic-great-and-geometric-try-out-these-outer-space-scrapbook-borders/," Whether you enjoyed geometry class in school or not, decorating with geometric shapes can be an easy A, especially when you use the Geometric Frame Punch! Geometric patterns are widely considered to be an appealing style when it comes to design, from graphic design to interior design (and even scrapbooking!), and the shapes can give a sense of stability, futurism and minimalism, while also adding a bit of boldness. Ready to feel bold with your borders and futuristic with your frame game? Then take a look at these three geometric and galactically cool outer space scrapbook borders! To create these borders you will need: Outta This World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Geometric Frame 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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a peek at how to use the Geometric Frame Punch in the video below! https://youtu.be/9MFijzBSsNY Cuties Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of lemon yellow lightning paper for the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 1/4"" strip of orange craters paper and adhere about 1/4"" from the top of the border. Cut a 12"" x 1-3/4"" strip of cotton candy pink waves paper and adhere about 1/8"" from the top of the orange craters strip. Step 2: Punch a border with the Geometric Frame Border Punch with orange craters paper, aligning the edge with the black mark on the front of the punch. Trim to 12"" x 1-3/4"" and adhere to the border, about 1/4"" from the bottom edge. Step 3: Punch a border with the Geometric Frame Border Punch with warm dotted texture paper, this time aligning the edge in the middle of the punch (not at the marking). Trim to 12"" x 1"" and adhere to the border as shown. Step 4: Using the inside of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from sky blue winding path paper. Adhere to the border. Step 5: Adhere a warm dotted texture stars border sticker and a 3-1/2"" section of cool dotted texture stars border sticker. Add astronaut bears embellishments and “Cuties” sticker, popping some up with Foam Squares. My Whole Wide World Border Step 1: Cut a 12” x 3” piece of night sky blue stars paper. Using the Geometric Frame Punch, punch two corners and one long side. Cut a 9-1/2"" x 1-5/8"" strip of light blue stardust paper and adhere to the border. Step 2: Using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut four circles from orange craters paper. Cut three of them in half. Cut six 1-1/2"" lemon yellow lightning squares and six 5/8"" aquamarine green constellations squares. Adhere together, using the photos as a guide. Adhere each behind six of the geometric half-circles/scallops so they resemble stained glass. Step 3: Mount the “My whole wide world” sticker on the remaining orange crater circle and adhere to the remaining geometric half-circle/scallop with Foam Squares. Add additional stickers and embellishments. You’re a Star Border Step 1: Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of aquamarine green constellations paper for the base. Cut a 1-3/4"" x 12"" strip of warm dotted texture paper and adhere flush with the right side of the base. Step 2: Punch a border with the Geometric Frame Punch with aquamarine green constellations paper and another with lemon yellow lightning paper. Trim both to 12"" x 1"". Step 3: Using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut six circles from night sky blue stars paper. Adhere the circles behind the geometric border as shown. Mount on the border so just the lemon yellow lightning border extends beyond the base. Step 4: Add stickers and embellishments. What have you created so far with your Geometric Frame Punch (or are you going to buy one now?!)? And which of these three outer space scrapbook borders do you enjoy the most? Feel free to drop a comment below! "," Whether you enjoyed geometry class in school or not, decorating with geometric shapes can be an easy A, especially when you use the Geometric Frame Punch! Geometric patterns are widely considered to be an appealing style when it comes to design, from graphic design to interior design (and even scrapbooking!), and the shapes can give a sense of stability, futurism and minimalism, while also adding a bit of boldness. Ready to f","Border Ideas, Borders, Frame Punch, Outta This World Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Space","Border Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/geometricframepunch_1920x1080.jpg,62302 "Coast Along to Creativity With This Summer Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-05-20 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/20/coast-along-to-creativity-with-this-summer-scrapbook-layout/," Pack up your beach towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat and maybe even a good book — it's time to hit up some sandy shorelines! Whether you're lounging under an umbrella, swimming in cooling water, playing sand volleyball or picnicking the afternoon away, beaches offer a lot of fun (and memories)! Bring on the summer lovin' with this summer scrapbook layout! To create this layout you'll need: Summertime Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the green tropical leaves paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut 12 pieces of various papers to measure 1"" x 4"".  Step 3: Place the paper pieces on the 12-inch Trimmer along the 45-degree angle, with the bottom-left corner along the 2"" mark. Cut. Arrange along the edges using both sides of the cut pieces.  Step 4: Adhere various large mats to the middle of the green tropical leaves paper, angling each mat. Step 5: Cut four photos to measure 3"" x 4"".  Adhere two next to each other, angling on the mats. Step 6: Cut a mat in half to journal on. Adhere. Journal and “doodle” on the mats using a CM Dual-Tip Pen. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What are your thoughts on this summer scrapbook layout? Do you have any summer vacations or staycations planned this season? Give a shout-out in the comments — we want to hear from you! "," Pack up your beach towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat and maybe even a good book — it's time to hit up some sandy shorelines! Whether you're lounging under an umbrella, swimming in cooling water, playing sand volleyball or picnicking the afternoon away, beaches offer a lot of fun (and memories)! Bring on the summer lovin' with this summer scrapbook layout! To create this layout you'll need: Summe","Beach, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Summer Fun, Summertime, Summertime Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/summertime_papersmats_1920x1080.jpg,62851 "Feel Fine and Sandy With This Beach Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-05-19 16:50:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/19/feel-fine-and-sandy-with-this-beach-scrapbook-layout/," Either in a sandbox or on the beach, sandcastles are a great way to showcase your inner (and earthy!) architect. The process of sandcastle building can be a super fun-in-the-sun memory and anyone can do it (and there are some folks who take it very, very seriously — take the Guinness World Record for the tallest sandcastle, which came in at 57 feet, 11 inches!). Well, grab your shovel and pail, take out your camera and enjoy some sandy sensations this summer — and then make this beach scrapbook layout after! To create this layout you'll need: Summertime Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer 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)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil Step 1: Use the poppy blue palm leaves paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the yellow pineapples paper to measure 12"" x 3/4"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the layout. Step 3: Lay the waves and sand laser-cut border about 1"" up from the bottom of hot pink tropical florals paper. Trace along the wavy edge of the border with a pencil. Cut along the pencil line with some scissors.  Adhere the waves and sand border plus hot pink tropical florals paper along the top of the yellow pineapples paper. Step 4: Reverse the hot pink tropical florals paper (so the white speckled side is showing) and rotate, so that the wavy piece that you cut from is at the top. Adhere this piece behind the wavy borders.  Step 5: Double-mat a 6"" x 4"" photo, using two pieces of paper: (1) 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and (1) 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"". Step 6: Double-mat a 4"" x 4"" photo, using two piece of paper: (1) 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and (1) 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"". Step 7: Adhere photos/mats to the layout. Step 8: Cut a piece of the teal dotted paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 2-1/2"".  Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut from corner to corner creating two triangles.  Adhere triangles along the corners of the photos/mats. Step 9: Adhere the remaining laser-cut borders and stickers, adhering some with Foam Squares for added dimension. Journal as desired.Does this beach scrapbook layout have you feeling beachy keen? Do you have memories of building sandcastles? Let us know down below! "," Either in a sandbox or on the beach, sandcastles are a great way to showcase your inner (and earthy!) architect. The process of sandcastle building can be a super fun-in-the-sun memory and anyone can do it (and there are some folks who take it very, very seriously — take the Guinness World Record for the tallest sandcastle, which came in at 57 feet, 11 inches!). Well, grab your shovel and pail, take out your camera and enjo","Beach, Kids, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Summer Fun, Summertime, Summertime Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/summertime_stickersborders_1920x1080.jpg,62855 "Bask in Warmth With This Summer Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-05-18 16:20:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/18/bask-in-warmth-with-this-summer-scrapbook-layout/," Sipping a frosty, fruity cocktail by the pool (hello, mini drink umbrellas!), biting into a sweet slice of juicy watermelon or slurping a delicious ice cream cone. Cooling yourself under the shade of verdant palm trees or curling your toes into the warm sand as rolling waves make their way to the beach's shoreline. No doubt about it, there are some things that just scream summer! The longer days to linger outside and soak up that precious vitamin D is a season to behold — and that’s just what you’ll behold with the new Summertime collection, as it encompasses everything we love about this season! Pack up the sunscreen and get ready for tropical sensations with this summer scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Summertime Paper Pack (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Laser Cut Borders (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Stickers (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Summertime Variety Mat Pack (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 (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 Summertime collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/y3-JhhW527M Step 1: Use a Summertime Fast2Fab™-inspired paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut two pieces of the hot pink tropical flowers paper to measure 12"" x 1/4"". Adhere to the top and bottom edges of the layout. Step 3: Adhere a laser-cut border, so it comes in from the right side, over the top of the circle on the Fast2Fab™-inspired paper. Adhere a leaves border sticker over the top of it. Use a scissors to cut any excess from the right side of the layout. Step 4: With largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern , cut the inside of the pattern with the Blue Blade. Adhere to the top of the borders/circle using Foam Squares. Step 5: Adhere a large mat to journal on the upper-right side of the layout. Step 6: Double mat 4"" x 6"" photo, cutting one mat to measure 4-1/5"" x 6-1/4"" and one to measure 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"". Adhere to the layout. Step 7: Mat two photos that measure 3"" x 4"" on mats that measure 3-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere to layout. Step 8: Adhere stickers and laser-cut borders to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 9: Journal as desired. What activities do you like to do in summer? Will you be sharing your fun-in-the-sun photos on this summer scrapbook layout? Give a holler in the comments below! "," Sipping a frosty, fruity cocktail by the pool (hello, mini drink umbrellas!), biting into a sweet slice of juicy watermelon or slurping a delicious ice cream cone. Cooling yourself under the shade of verdant palm trees or curling your toes into the warm sand as rolling waves make their way to the beach's shoreline. No doubt about it, there are some things that just scream summer! The longer days to linger outside and soak up ","Beach, Scrapbook Layout, Summer Fun, Summertime, Summertime Collection, Vacation","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/summertime_collection2_1920x1080.jpg,62829 "#MayBONUS Challenge: A Method of Self-Care for Processing 2020/COVID","Creative Memories","2021-05-17 11:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/17/maybonus-challenge-a-method-of-self-care-for-processing-2020-covid/," 2020 started off like “just another year,” but by March, it proved it was going to be a year like no other. We all found ourselves in a world of “new normals” to adapt to, while at the same time being separated physically from many of our relatives and friends — our support system — as we adjusted to the changes. Today's #MayBONUS challenge is one we can all benefit from — it includes 4 SKETCHES focused around a method of self-care for processing 2020/COVID AND an appearance by a renowned special guest who has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The New York Times and the Today show. Read on to learn more — you're not going to want to miss out on the #MayBONUS! Self-Care Method for Processing 2020/COVID Research shows that nostalgia (defined as “a sentimental affection for the past with a period or place with happy personal associations”) helps people regulate distress and negative states such as sadness and loneliness, and increases positive mood, perceptions of meaning in life and optimism for the future. And what is one of the most powerful ways to trigger feelings of nostalgia? You guessed it — scrapbooking photos and journaling your memories! We sat down with acclaimed nostalgia expert Dr. Clay Routledge to discuss how to use nostalgia as a method of self-care, and why scrapbooking and journaling can be so helpful. You can watch our interview with Dr. Clay Routledge on how to use nostalgia as a method of self-care with processing 2020/COVID in the video below or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/iahbyg51f7 Today's #MayBONUS challenge sketches are focused around scrapbooking your 2020 memories and journaling as a way to process your experiences during the pandemic. Each of the four sketches will give you examples of the different ways you can journal to process, and we've provided journal prompts below to help spark some ideas! Journal Prompts: What did you find comfort in during the pandemic? Ideas: Loved ones, pets, a new/revisited hobby, time outdoors, cooking, glass of wine at the end of the day, etc.What did you enjoy doing during the pandemic? Ideas: Hobby, time outdoors, learned a new skill, spending more time with the kids, etc.What were your hopes/plans to do when quarantine started and what did you really end up doing? Idea: Thought I'd finally write my novel/learn a new language/exercise 30 minutes a day and ended up watching an entire series of X on Netflix.Who did you miss the most in 2020 and what did you miss doing with them? Idea: Create a layout with photos of you and this person and journal the memories of what you were doing each photo. Then journal what you missed most about them in 2020 and/or what you're looking forward to doing with them in the future.What positive thing(s) did you learn about yourself or someone else in 2020? Ideas: My compassion for others — I sent cards to assisted-living facilities so those who couldn't see their families didn't feel lonely; how caring my friends are — an out-of-state friend delivered groceries to the doorstep of my elderly relative who was in quarantine. What discoveries did you learn during the pandemic? Ideas: Creative ways/things to use to set up a home office; working AND helping the kids with virtual learning was harder/easier than expected; I enjoy/don't enjoy working from home. What is something that you finally had the time to do during the pandemic? Ideas: Plant a garden, read X number of books, meditate, scrapbook, etc. So go ahead and gather your thoughts... and let's get started! #MayBONUS Pop-up Challenge This pop-up challenge has FOUR sketches with example layouts and journal prompts!  How to Participate: You'll want to watch the interview with Dr. Routledge above in this post or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.Review the four sketches below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. Create the layouts using whatever products you have on-hand. 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 layout(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Wednesday, May 19, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 20 May at 2:59pm AET) with the hashtag that coordinates with the sketch you're completing (e.g., #MayBONUS1, #MayBONUS2, #MayBONUS3, #MayBONUS4) for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 8 lucky winners (2 winners per sketch!) for this challenge — woohoo!Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, May 20, at noon CT. And what can you win? Sketch 1 — #MayBONUS1 Journal prompt used: Something you found comfort in during the pandemicCaption: “I don't know how we'd cope with the stress of the pandemic without our pets. Everyone has benefited from the extra snuggles.” Follow along with the step-by-step instructions in this blog post if you’d prefer to do it that way. Sketch 2 — #MayBONUS2 Journal prompt used: Something you found comfort in during the pandemicCaption: “After being cooped up and isolated at home, it was a real treat to visit Glensheen for Whiskey Wednesday. They brought in food and beer trucks and guests were welcome to enjoy the grounds on a perfect fall evening...” Follow along with the step-by-step instructions in this blog post if you’d prefer to do it that way. Sketch 3 — #MayBONUS3 Journal prompts used: Hopes/plans for 2020 and what you actually did / What you enjoyed doing during the pandemicCaption: “COVID has led to quite the interesting past year. I was hoping to spend loads of time w/ college friends, travel to exciting places and get in great shape. Instead, I found new places in my hometown, spent all my time w/ my family and dove back into old hobbies (like painting). Another positive, getting to spend time with the best boy, Lou!” Journal prompt used: What you enjoyed doing during the pandemicCaption: “This summer we spent a lot of time enjoying our own yard... and our own cooking! I gave Dave a smoker for his birthday and he had fun using it... the ribs were delicious!!” Follow along with the step-by-step instructions in this blog post if you’d prefer to do it that way. Sketch 4 — #MayBONUS4 Journal prompts used: Hopes/plans for 2020 and what you actually did / What you enjoyed doing during the pandemic / Something you discovered in 2020Captions: “Thought I would get back into playing the guitar but forgot how bad it HURTS to develop calluses! Only played 2 or 3 times... over one week.” “Discovered my server makes a nice standing desk!” Journal prompts used: Something you finally had time to do in 2020Captions: “For the first time, we were able to plant some flowers in Dave's new window boxes. It was fun to watch how they transformed our yard! Little by little, we're making this house our home.” Follow along with the step-by-step instructions in this blog post if you’d prefer to do it that way. We hope the #MayBONUS challenges will bring back warm memories and be helpful for you! Which layout(s) are you planning to create? And which journal prompts are you looking forward to scrapbooking most? Let us know in the comments below! "," 2020 started off like “just another year,” but by March, it proved it was going to be a year like no other. We all found ourselves in a world of “new normals” to adapt to, while at the same time being separated physically from many of our relatives and friends — our support system — as we adjusted to the changes. Today's #MayBONUS challenge is one we can all benefit from — it includes 4 SKETCHES focused aroun",,"Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/fast2fab-staycation-layouts-creative-memories2.jpeg,62602 "Sketch Round-Up May 3-16","Creative Memories","2021-05-16 10:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/16/sketch-round-up-may-3-16/," Wow, everyone's creativity has been out of this world with all the picture-perfect projects and stunning spreads we've seen posted throughout this Virtual Crop weekend! You never cease to amaze (and inspire!) us and other scrappers from around the world! Since we're feeling starstruck, it only makes sense to show off four sketches that feature the Outta This World collection! So let's continue this crafty momentum and gear up for sketch takeoff — it's time for the Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Want to planet a project for the weekend? How about this outer space stunner!? Just follow the step-by-step instructions in this blog post! Sketch #2 Blast off your creativity by creating this card (as well as some fun borders) — they're all in this blog post! Sketch #3 This layout is just another example of what you can dream up with the Outta This World collection — read this blog post to learn how to create it! Sketch #4 Take flight with another Outta This World beauty — it's perfect for all types of kid-related memories and photos! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? We're on the final day of the May Virtual Crop! Remember, you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday, May 16, to submit all the challenges for this event. As for next month, we're in for a real treat — it's the Worldwide Virtual Crop on June 10-12 (AU: 11-13 June). Be sure to join our Virtual Crop Facebook Group and save those dates! "," Wow, everyone's creativity has been out of this world with all the picture-perfect projects and stunning spreads we've seen posted throughout this Virtual Crop weekend! You never cease to amaze (and inspire!) us and other scrappers from around the world! Since we're feeling starstruck, it only makes sense to show off four sketches that feature the Outta This World collection! So let's continue this crafty momentum and gear up","Card Sketch, Cards, Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,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,62772 "Win Your Choice of a Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2021-05-15 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/15/win-your-choice-of-a-piece-by-piece-mini-trio-punch-set-or-barbed-wire-chain-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-6/," Saturday, May 15: 1pm CT Another amazing Virtual Crop weekend is close to ending... but not without the sixth and final challenge! As a reminder, you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit all your lovely layouts and qualify for prizes! Let's end with a bang — here's Challenge #6! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each 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, May 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: Party Time! or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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 15: 1pm CT Another amazing Virtual Crop weekend is close to ending... but not without the sixth and final challenge! As a reminder, you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit all your lovely layouts and qualify for prizes! Let's end with a bang — here's Challenge #6! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes ar","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/partytime_layout3_1080x1080.jpg,62755 "Win Your Choice of an Outta This World or Emerald Gemstone Prize Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2021-05-15 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/15/win-your-choice-of-an-outta-this-world-or-emerald-gemstone-prize-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5/," Saturday, May 15: 11am, 1pm CT You are all amazing — we love seeing how you’re able to create stunning spreads and picture-perfect projects while using the same exact sketch! There are two challenges left in the May Virtual Crop, so without further ado, Challenge #5 is ready for you! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each 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, May 20, at noon CT. Created by Nicole Z. – Creative Memories Home Office, United States Collection Used: Spring Cottage or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. And Have You Seen the Virtual Crop Weekend Special?! You can purchase one or more limited-edition 12x12 Snapshot Album Covers and/or Camera Prints Album Covers. AND, purchase at least three to start earning FREE exclusive foiled album covers that are only available NOW through May 18 at noon CT (AU: 18 May at midnight AET) or while supplies last! Learn More: US | CA | AU “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world."" – Brene Brown "," Saturday, May 15: 11am, 1pm CT You are all amazing — we love seeing how you’re able to create stunning spreads and picture-perfect projects while using the same exact sketch! There are two challenges left in the May Virtual Crop, so without further ado, Challenge #5 is ready for you! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are a","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/final_retouched.jpg,62750 "Win Your Choice of an Outta This World or Cobalt Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2021-05-15 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/15/win-your-choice-of-an-outta-this-world-or-cobalt-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-4/," Saturday, May 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hello again, croppers, and welcome back to another jam-packed day of crafting and creativity! Let's get started already — on the docket is Challenge #4! Show us what you've got! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each 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, May 20, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tips and tricks for creating this sketch with CM Advisor Kylie Kingham. https://youtu.be/H9570qr_hdE Created by Kylie Kingham – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Staycation or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. And Have You Seen the Virtual Crop Weekend Special?! You can purchase one or more limited-edition 12x12 Snapshot Album Covers and/or Camera Prints Album Covers. AND, purchase at least three to start earning FREE exclusive foiled album covers that are only available NOW through May 18 at noon CT (AU: 18 May at midnight AET) or while supplies last! Learn More: US | CA | AU “Creativity never goes out of style."" "," Saturday, May 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hello again, croppers, and welcome back to another jam-packed day of crafting and creativity! Let's get started already — on the docket is Challenge #4! Show us what you've got! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one partic","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/mayvirtualcrop_sketch4_final.jpg,62737 "Win Your Choice of a Gift Pocket Card Kit or Blue Jeans Card Kit or Sunny Days Journal Template: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2021-05-14 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/14/win-your-choice-of-a-gift-pocket-card-kit-or-blue-jeans-card-kit-or-sunny-days-journal-template-virtual-crop-challenge-3/," Friday, May 14: 5pm CT | Saturday, May 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT One day of crafting is almost in the books, but another is right on the horizon. Join us tomorrow at 9am CT for the second day of the May Virtual Crop! But first, let’s end today on an awesome note — here’s Challenge #3! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each 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, May 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: Boho Escape or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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 14: 5pm CT | Saturday, May 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT One day of crafting is almost in the books, but another is right on the horizon. Join us tomorrow at 9am CT for the second day of the May Virtual Crop! But first, let’s end today on an awesome note — here’s Challenge #3! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are aw","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/bohoescape_layout2_1080x1080.jpg,62730 "Win Your Choice of an Outta This World or Homestead Prize Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2021-05-14 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/14/win-your-choice-of-an-outta-this-world-or-homestead-prize-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2/," Friday, May 14: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, May 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Woot, woot! What an excellent start to the May Virtual Crop! One challenge may be down, but we have plenty to go this weekend! Let's keep the good times rolling with Challenge #2! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each 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, May 20, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to create a wagon wheel embellishment and border with CM Advisor Rhonda Third. https://youtu.be/vlxQZ8N08wQ Created by Rhonda Third – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Homestead or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. And Have You Seen the Virtual Crop Weekend Special?! You can purchase one or more limited-edition 12x12 Snapshot Album Covers and/or Camera Prints Album Covers. AND, purchase at least three to start earning FREE exclusive foiled album covers that are only available NOW through May 18 at noon CT (AU: 18 May at midnight AET) or while supplies last! Learn More: US | CA | AU “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, May 14: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, May 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Woot, woot! What an excellent start to the May Virtual Crop! One challenge may be down, but we have plenty to go this weekend! Let's keep the good times rolling with Challenge #2! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/mayvirtualcrop_sketch2_final_retouched.jpg,62719 "Win a Geometric Frame Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2021-05-14 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/14/win-a-geometric-frame-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-1/," Friday, May 14: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, May 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Oh, we're pretty excited for today... why's that? Because it's time for the May Virtual Crop, that's why! Prepare yourself for a great weekend of creativity, community and crop-tastic prizes! Ready scrappers? Here we go 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 participant in each 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, May 20, at noon CT. Created by Pam Winn – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Outta This World or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Also Featured: Alphabet Stamp Kit System or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza 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. And Have You Seen the Virtual Crop Weekend Special?! You can purchase one or more limited-edition 12x12 Snapshot Album Covers and/or Camera Prints Album Covers. AND, purchase at least three to start earning FREE exclusive foiled album covers that are only available NOW through May 18 at noon CT (AU: 18 May at midnight AET) or while supplies last! Learn More: US | CA | AU “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, May 14: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, May 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Oh, we're pretty excited for today... why's that? Because it's time for the May Virtual Crop, that's why! Prepare yourself for a great weekend of creativity, community and crop-tastic prizes! Ready scrappers? Here we go 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 ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474.jpg,62481 "Bring on a Paper Party With These DIY Birthday Cards","Creative Memories","2021-05-13 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/13/bring-on-a-paper-party-with-these-diy-birthday-cards/," The lights dim and suddenly a cake, aglow with candles, is brought out and melodious singing fills the air. The recipient’s face lights up as a sweetly decorated cake is placed in front of him or her. The song ends and someone yells “Make a wish!” The recipient closes their eyes momentarily — huff! The candles are blown out... and it’s time to get the birthday party started! Just as important as the candles and cake are on birthdays, so are cards! For a special handmade touch, opt to make your next birthday card rather than picking up a generic store-bought card — your friends and family members will surely appreciate the beautiful keepsake and be awestruck by your crafty talent. (Shhh, no need to tell them just how easy it was to make!) Blog contributor Tina Kistinger shows off three DIY birthday cards that look like they could be presents themselves! Take a look below — it's time for a cardmaking celebration! HB 2 U Card A fun birthday card using the Alphabet Stamp Kit System. I know I'm not alone when I say one can never have too many birthday cards on hand. Card by Tina Kistinger – CM Independent Advisor To create this card you’ll need: Party Time! Bright Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Red-hued (any shade of your choosing) & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Alphabet Stamp Kit System 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)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of red-hued cardstock to measure 4 1/4"" x 11"". Score at 5 1/2"" and fold to make a top folding card. Step 2: Cut the candles paper to measure 4"" x 5 1/4"". Cut bright yellow chevron paper to measure 2 1/2"" x 3 1/4"". Step 3: Stamp H, B, 2, U on White Solid Cardstock using the Alphabet Stamp Kit System and mat onto red-hued cardstock. Step 4: Adhere the bright yellow chevron block to the middle of the candles paper. Adhere H, B, 2, U blocks to the card using Foam Squares. Magical Expanding Birthday Card I make A LOT of birthday cards and am always looking for new designs to expand my collection. This is a great card to mail and I love its surprise element. Who wouldn't?! Card by Tina Kistinger – CM Independent Advisor To create this card you’ll need: Party Time! Bright Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Red-hued (any shade of your choosing) & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Celebration Title Stamp 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)Dual-Tip Pens 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 red-hued cardstock to measure 10-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Step 2: Score on the long side at 1-3/4"", 3-1/2"", 7"" and 8-3/4"". Step 3: Measure down 1-1/2"" on the first score line and make a cut using the 12-inch Trimmer to the last score line. Repeat measuring 1-1/2"" from the bottom of the card up and make another cut. Step 4: Using three different patterned papers, cut the following: (2) 1-1/2"" x 5-1/4"", (4) 1-1/2"" x 1-1/4"", (2) 3-1/4"" x 1-1/4"", (2) 1-1/2"" x 2-1/4"". Adhere to the card in the appropriate places. Step 4: Cut a 3"" circle using largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade. Cut a 2-1/2"" circle using medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with Red Blade. Adhere together. Step 5: Stamp the “Happy Birthday” title on White Solid Cardstock. Trim to measure 3-1/4"" x 2-1/4"". Fill in the balloons using your favorite CM pens. Adhere to the card. Optional: Trim down and mat the White Solid Cardstock stamped piece with both red and patterned paper as shown. Step 5: Fold the card so the inside panel is opposite to the top and bottom panels. Step 6: Adhere the circle to the first panel only. Attach an embellishment to the circle medallion using Foam Squares. Step 7: Fold card into thirds to fit into an A2 envelope (4-3/8"" x 5-3/4""). Explosion Box Birthday Card This birthday card has a big wow factor. Explosion boxes have been popular for some time, but this is a simpler version that still has lots of impact. Once the technique is mastered, it can be used for any theme. Card by Tina Kistinger – CM Independent Advisor To create this card you’ll need: Party Time! Bright Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Red-hued (any shade of your choosing) & White Solid Cardstocks 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)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of red-hued cardstock to measure 9"" x 9"" and 4-1/8"" x 4-1/8"". Step 2: Score the 9"" base at 3"" and 6"". Turn and score again at 3"" and 6"" so you have 9 squares scored on your card base. Cut out each corner. The card base will now look like a plus sign. Step 3: Pick patterned papers and cut (4) 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"" squares for interior sides and (4) 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"" squares for exterior sides of the box. With White Solid Cardstock, cut to measure a 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"" square. Adhere all pieces to the interior and exterior of the box. Step 4: Score the 4-1/8"" square at 1/2"" on each side. Cut a slit on the score line at each corner as shown. Step 5: Cut (2) 3"" x 3"" squares of patterned paper for the box top (interior and exterior). Adhere and add embellishments. Make the top by applying Tape Runner Adhesive to each topside corner tab and fold up to meet it on the inside. Step 6: Add embellishments to each panel of the card. Fold up and add the top to finish it. Do you have birthdays coming coming up? These awesome DIY birthday cards would be a great treat to give to friends and family! What do you think? "," The lights dim and suddenly a cake, aglow with candles, is brought out and melodious singing fills the air. The recipient’s face lights up as a sweetly decorated cake is placed in front of him or her. The song ends and someone yells “Make a wish!” The recipient closes their eyes momentarily — huff! The candles are blown out... and it’s time to get the birthday party started! Just as important as the candles and c","Birthday, Birthday Card, Card Making, Cards, Happy Birthday, Paper Crafts, Party Time! Collection, Project Ideas","Birthday,Card Ideas,Great Gift Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/happy-birthday-card-creative-memories2.jpg,59995 "Pump Up the Extra in Extraterrestrial With These Outer Space Crafts","Krislyn Mattei","2021-05-12 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/12/pump-up-the-extra-in-extraterrestrial-with-these-outer-space-crafts/," Want to add some extra extraterrestrial appeal to your layouts? Well, you can with the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set! This set of mini punches comes with various punch shapes — a star, individual flower petal, a heart, crescent moon and large and small circles — to easily assemble a variety of cute space characters, critters and animals, flowers or whatever else comes to mind! See how to pair these pint-sized punches with the Outta This World collection in these outer space crafts — they're sure to blast off your imagination! To create these borders and card, you will need: Outta This World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock 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)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Multi-Purpose Tool 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)Dot Tip or Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Moon and Back 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 with 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 orange craters paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 4"" piece of cool dotted textures paper and notch the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Mount on the card. Step 3: Adhere the “I love you to the Moon and back” and moon stickers with Foam Squares. Step 4: Punch six stars from lemon yellow lightning, orange craters and warm dotted textures papers with the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set. Adhere to the card as shown. Add epoxy stars. Alien Cuties Border Step 1: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of night sky stars paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 1"" x 12"" strip of warm dotted textures paper and adhere behind the base so that about 1/2"" is showing. Place a blue stars border sticker along the seam. Step 3: Adhere the spaceship and white swirls foiled embellishments, as well as the “Cuties” and heart stickers to the border, popping some up with Foam Squares. Step 4: Create several aliens using various scraps of designer papers. Adhere to the border. A few ideas: Cut some circles using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue and Green Blades.Cut the tiny circles in half to use as eyelids (and feet). Use a CM Dual-Tip or Dot Tip Pen to make the eyes.Use the tiny moon shapes as mouths or draw them on with a pen. There are endless combinations with the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set… get creative! Alien Astronauts Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of orange craters paper for the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of sky blue stardust paper and adhere on top. Add lemon yellow border stickers to the top and bottom. Step 2: Cut three 2"" x 2"" squares of night sky stars paper and adhere to the border. Step 3: Make the helmets. Using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Move the pattern slightly and cut another circle around the hole from the first using the Red Blade. Punch an individual flower petal shape from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set with Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Cut off the scalloped edge and adhere to the bottom of the helmet. Punch night sky stars paper with the smaller circle punch. Adhere two small circles to the helmet. Repeat to make two more helmets. Step 4: Create three alien creatures with various punches from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and various papers. Using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut three circles from night sky stars paper. Adhere the aliens on these circles, then place on top of the helmets. Mount on the border with Foam Squares. Step 5: Add stickers and epoxy stars. Alien Galaxy Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" length piece of cool dotted textures paper to measure 1"" wide at the top and 4"" wide at the bottom. Step 2: Cut another 12"" piece as before with warm dotted textures paper and cut into strips. Adhere the strips to the teal piece as shown. Step 3: Using the inside of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut an oval with night sky stars paper. Using the inside of the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade, cut an oval with orange craters paper. Using the inside of the third-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut an oval with aquamarine green constellations paper. Adhere to the border. Step 4: Create three alien creatures with the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and adhere them to the ovals using Foam Squares. Step 5: Punch three stars from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set. Adhere to the border, along with arrow title and star stickers and epoxy stickers. Have you been piecing together some innovative characters with the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set? If so, what have you made?! And will you make these outer space crafts anytime soon? Share your thoughts, ideas, projects and more in the comments below! "," Want to add some extra extraterrestrial appeal to your layouts? Well, you can with the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set! This set of mini punches comes with various punch shapes — a star, individual flower petal, a heart, crescent moon and large and small circles — to easily assemble a variety of cute space characters, critters and animals, flowers or whatever else comes to mind! See how to pair these pint-sized punches","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Kids, Outta This World Collection, Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Space","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/piecebypiece_minitriopunch_1920x1080.jpg,62295 "Feel a Spiritual Retreat With This Faith Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-05-11 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/11/feel-a-spiritual-retreat-with-this-faith-scrapbook-layout/," From the majestic scale of Europe’s impressive cathedrals to humble buildings turned into sites of spiritual retreat, places of worship can invoke inspiration, carry on praise and hold beautiful ceremonies and rites. And if you want to continue to raise your spirits on high, take a glance at this faith scrapbook layout — the Keep the Faith collection definitely blesses divine designs! To create this layout you will need: Keep the Faith Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Keep the Faith Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Keep the Faith Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Keep the Faith Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Keep the Faith Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut the navy decorative church window outlines designer paper to measure 9-3/4"" x 8-1/4"". Adhere to a sunrise sky designer paper at an angle as shown. Step 2: Cut the “Amazing Grace” lyrics designer paper to 9-1/2"" x 8"" and adhere to the navy decorative church window outlines piece. Step 3: Cut the terra cotta diamonds tonal paper to measure 8-1/4"" x 6-3/4"" and adhere to the “Amazing Grace” lyrics piece. Step 4: Cut two mats to measure 4"" x 2-1/2"" and adhere to the terra cotta diamonds tonal piece as shown. Step 5: Crop two photos to measure 4"" x 4"" and adhere to terra cotta diamonds tonal piece as shown. Step 6: Add embellishment and stickers, adhering some with Foam Squares. Does this faith scrapbook layout have you singing with praise? What pictures would you highlight on this layout? Tell us in the comments below! "," From the majestic scale of Europe’s impressive cathedrals to humble buildings turned into sites of spiritual retreat, places of worship can invoke inspiration, carry on praise and hold beautiful ceremonies and rites. And if you want to continue to raise your spirits on high, take a glance at this faith scrapbook layout — the Keep the Faith collection definitely blesses divine designs! To create this layout you","Church, Faith, Keep the Faith Collection, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/keepthefaith_collection2_1920x1080.jpg,59900 "Dream And Design Big With This Outer Space Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-05-10 16:38:02",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/10/dream-and-design-big-with-this-outer-space-scrapbook-layout/," Buzz Aldrin once said “I know the sky is not the limit because there are footprints on the Moon — and I made some of them!” Every single one of us, young or old, can dream big and achieve big! You just need to believe in yourself. That same sentiment can be said about your creativity, too — there's no limit to your designs, imagination and innovation! See how this outer space scrapbook layout takes flight toward a galaxy of greatness — to infinity and beyond! To create this layout you will need: Outta This World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock 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)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 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 aquamarine green constellations paper as the base for this layout. (Tip: You may wish to cut away the inside to conserve paper.) Cut a piece of white dotted stars paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Step 2: Create the spaceship. Using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a half oval with aquamarine green constellations paper. Using the outside of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut the bottom of the shape so it measures about 2-1/4"" high. Cut a round hole in the middle using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade. Cut a scrap of night sky stars designer paper to place behind the hole. Adhere an alien embellishment and place behind the aquamarine green spaceship. Cut a half oval from orange craters paper using the outside of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade. Move the pattern so that the oval “shrinks” and cut the other half to measure about 2-1/8"" high. Round the pointy edges with scissors. Adhere to the aquamarine green piece as shown. Punch five circles from Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock with the Piece By Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and adhere to the spaceship. Step 3: Cut six “rays” from various designer papers. Adhere side by side to the white dotted stars designer paper as shown. Trim off excess. Mount the spaceship on top. Adhere the white dotted stars designer paper to the base. Step 4: Using the 2-Way Corner Rounder, snip the corners of two 6"" x 4"" photos. Mount on two 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" mats and adhere to the layout. Using the inside of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from a 6"" x 4"" mat. Apply Foam Squares to the back of the mat and mount on a photo. Adhere to the layout. Step 5: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired on the mat with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. What draws you in the most about this outer space scrapbook layout? What do you like best about the Outta This World collection? Answer these questions in the comments below! "," Buzz Aldrin once said “I know the sky is not the limit because there are footprints on the Moon — and I made some of them!” Every single one of us, young or old, can dream big and achieve big! You just need to believe in yourself. That same sentiment can be said about your creativity, too — there's no limit to your designs, imagination and innovation! See how this outer space scrapbook layout takes flight toward a gal","Creative, Kids, Outta This World Collection, Space, Technique","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/outtathisworld_papersmats_1920x1080.jpg,62287 "Take a Mom-ent to Celebrate a Wonder Woman — Mother's Day Scrapbook Layout and DIY Mother's Day Card","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-05-07 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/07/take-a-mom-ent-to-celebrate-a-wonder-woman-mothers-day-scrapbook-layout-and-diy-mothers-day-card/," Let’s be honest, mothers are superheroes and deserve to be showered with love all year round — but there's no denying they deserve it a little bit more on Mother's Day. (Hint, hint: Mother's Day is this Sunday!) Whether it’s the mom or stepmom who raised you, the mother figure who made a meaningful impact on your life or even a close friend who is a first-time mama, it's time to stop and say “thank you” to the wonder women in your life! And while generic cards or store-bought gifts can do the trick for the upcoming Mother’s Day celebration, how about trying out this Mother’s Day scrapbook layout or DIY Mother’s Day card (or both!) to really show how much she means to you (and to show off your creativity at the same time)! Happy Mother's Day! Mother’s Day Layout To create this layout you will need: Daydreamer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Daydreamer Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle & Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Clouds Border Maker Cartridge 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)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: From ditsy florals paper, cut a 1-1/2"" hollow frame. Cut a mauve dots paper to measure 11-1/4"" x 11-1/4"" and adhere to the hollow frame. Step 2: From dark green paper, cut the following photo mats: 6-1/8"" x 4-1/8"", 4-1/8"" x 5-3/4"" and 3"" x 5-3/4""/ Crop photos to fit the mats and adhere to the layout as shown. Step 3: With the largest heart from the Custom Cutting System Gemstone Patterns and the Red Blade, cut on the outside edge with the dark green paper. Adhere White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers to the top edge of the heart to create a title. Step 4: Using the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut on the outside edge with the ditsy floral paper. Use the cartridge housing unit of the Original Border Maker System with the Clouds Border Maker Cartridge as a handheld punch and punch around the circle. Trim with scissors if necessary. Step 5: Using the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut on the outside edge with the yellow stars paper. Fold two ends of the circle on top of each other as shown.  Step 6: From the large florals paper, fussy-cut a flower cluster and some individual flowers. Layer these pieces with the ditsy florals circular piece and the folded circle to create a “bouquet.” Adhere the large floral flowers with Foam Squares. Step 7: From the white tiles paper, cut a 2-3/4"" x 6"" strip and notch one end to create a “ribbon.”  Step 8: Layer the heart, bouquet and ribbon pieces to create a large embellishment. Adhere to the layout as shown. Step 9: Add additional stickers with Foam Squares and journal as desired. Mother’s Day Card To create this layout you will need: Daydreamer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Daydreamer Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White 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)Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dragonfly Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunny Days Journal Template 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: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" piece from ditsy florals paper. Use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade to trim about a 1/4"" from the top and bottom edges. Step 2: Using the smallest heart Custom Cutting System Gemstone Patterns and the Red Blade, cut on the outside edge to create a partial heart shape from the ditsy florals piece. Adhere the rectangular piece to the front of the card. Step 3: Use a Black Dual-Tip Pen to add tiny faux stitching marks on the front of the Blank Card Kit — the top and bottom scalloped edges, as well as the inside the heart shape. Step 4: Use the Dragonfly Punch to punch dragonflies from White Solid Cardstock and yellow stars paper. Adhere the yellow dragonfly to the white dragonfly and use the Black Dual-Tip Pen to add details. Adhere to the card with a Foam Square. Step 5: Add embellishments to the heart. Step 6: Adhere the partial ditsy florals heart piece to the inside left panel of the card. Use the Black Dual-Tip Pen to add faux stitching around the heart. Step 7: Add a sentiment with Black Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers and additional embellishments. Step 8: Use the Sunny Days Journal Template and the Black Dual-Tip Pen to add straight journal lines to the right inside panel of the card. By the way, with Mother's Day happening this weekend, we have some bountiful bundles to pay homage to the important ladies in your life, including TWO limited-time Mother's Day Bundles that are specially priced at 20% OFF their retail value!Each bundle contains an assortment of products she’ll love to help document her extraordinary legacy or to be able to look back on photos of her kids growing up. Better yet, the products are conveniently packaged together (with that special pricing!), but will only be available until June 1 at noon CT (AU: 1 June at midnight AET) or while supplies last.To check out the bundles and specials: US | CA | AU "," Let’s be honest, mothers are superheroes and deserve to be showered with love all year round — but there's no denying they deserve it a little bit more on Mother's Day. (Hint, hint: Mother's Day is this Sunday!) Whether it’s the mom or stepmom who raised you, the mother figure who made a meaningful impact on your life or even a close friend who is a first-time mama, it's time to stop and say “thank you” to the wonde","Card Making, Cards, Daydreamer Collection, Mother's Day, Promotion","Card Ideas,Great Gift Ideas,Ideas for Mom,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/mothers-day-layout-card-creative-memories.jpg,62353 "Encircle Endearment With This Family Scrapbook Layout Idea",melissaullmann,"2021-05-06 16:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/06/encircle-endearment-with-this-family-scrapbook-layout-idea/," Circles — a rather simple shape, but one the oldest geometric symbols that commonly represents unity, infinity and timelessness, among others. And guess what? You can recreate those sentiments of wholeness over and over again with the new Circle Cutter! Plus, when you add the Homestead collection into the mix, like this family scrapbook layout idea, you can see how circles can really unify and pull together a layout! Circles = unity. Family = unity. (It totally makes sense!) Round up your supplies and creativity and let's get started! To create this layout you will need: Homestead Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat 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 instructions on how to use the Circle Cutter in the video below! https://youtu.be/PIQmiHbt6MM Step 1: Use the black plaid paper as the base for the layout. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut out the middle from this piece of paper, leaving a 1-1/4"" frame. Set the middle aside to cut the photo mats from. Step 2: Using the Circle Cutter and the teal tile paper, cut circles from the middle, using 3"", 4"", 5"", 6"", 7"", 8"" and 9"" on the dial. Set all the rings aside. Step 3: Adhere the outside piece of the circle (teal tile paper) to a 12"" x 12"" piece of reclaimed wood paper. Cut this layered piece to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"".  Adhere to the black plaid frame. Step 4: Adhere rings to the layout, offsetting to the upper-left corner. Step 5: Cut three photos using the Circle Cutter to measure 3”. Step 6: From the middle black plaid piece of paper that you set aside previously, cut three photo mats using the Circle Cutter at 3.2."" Adhere photos to the mats, then adhere to the layout. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 8: Cut two pieces of paper to measure 5"" x 1-1/2"" and 6"" x 1-1/2"". Gently fold the ends, and cut at an angle to create a “V”. Adhere to the layout.  Step 9: Use a Black Dual-Tip Pen to journal as desired between the rings. Do you enjoy the spherical stylings created by using the Circle Cutter? What do you like most about this family scrapbook layout idea? Give a holler in the comments! "," Circles — a rather simple shape, but one the oldest geometric symbols that commonly represents unity, infinity and timelessness, among others. And guess what? You can recreate those sentiments of wholeness over and over again with the new Circle Cutter! Plus, when you add the Homestead collection into the mix, like this family scrapbook layout idea, you can see how circles can really unify and pull together a layout! Circle","Circle Cutter, Circles, Family, family memories, Homestead Collection, How-To, Kids, Technique","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/circlecutter_1920x1080.jpg,60780 "Planet Your Next Project With This Outer Space Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-05-05 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/05/planet-your-next-project-with-this-outer-space-scrapbook-layout/," Outer space is so vast, wondrous and awe-inspiring — countless twinkling stars, celestial spheres and dwarf planets, galaxies galore, millions of asteroids, comets and meteoroids... it's limitless! You know what else is limitless? Your creativity! When you pair that notion with the Outta This World collection and it's kid-friendly (and intergalactically intriguing designs!), your next layout is bound to shoot for the moon. See for yourself with this outer space scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Outta This World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter 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 night sky blue stars designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Set the Circle Cutter dial at 8"" and cut a half circle with lemon yellow lightning paper. Adhere to the left side of the layout. Step 3: Mat two 6"" x 4"" photos on two 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" mats. Adhere to the layout as shown. Step 4: Cut three 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" squares —  two with lemon yellow lightning designer paper and one with sky blue winding path designer paper. Cut three 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" squares of planets paper. Using the inside of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut two sky blue winding path circles and one lemon yellow lightning circle. Adhere to the planet squares. Trim off the excess. Mount on the lemon yellow lightning and sky blue winding path squares at a slight angle. Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Mount on the right side of the layout as shown. Step 5: Add additional stickers and embellishments to the rest of the layout as desired. Step 6: Journal with a Black Dual-Tip Pen on the large lemon yellow lightning circle. What draws you in most about this outer space scrapbook layout? What photos would you use on this project? Give a shout-out in the comments — we want to hear from you! "," Outer space is so vast, wondrous and awe-inspiring — countless twinkling stars, celestial spheres and dwarf planets, galaxies galore, millions of asteroids, comets and meteoroids... it's limitless! You know what else is limitless? Your creativity! When you pair that notion with the Outta This World collection and it's kid-friendly (and intergalactically intriguing designs!), your next layout is bound to shoot for the m","Birthday, Circle Cutter, Kids, Outta This World Collection, Space","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/outtathisworld_stickersembellishments_1920x1080.jpg,62292 "It's a Vine of the Times With These Spring Scrapbook Projects",melissaullmann,"2021-05-04 16:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/04/its-a-vine-of-the-times-with-these-spring-scrapbook-projects/," They're nature's finest organic concealers (and have been known to beautifully cover an unsightly fence with trailing greenery and flowers). They offer shade for patios and screen your porch for privacy. They sculpt and design themselves to enhance trellises, pergolas or other architectural elements of a home. They’re vines! And if you’re looking to prune a pretty presence onto your next projects, then combine the Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge with the Spring Cottage collection for a fresh, new take! Here's a garden of great spring scrapbook projects — a DIY spring card and two spring scrapbook borders! To create these borders and card, you will need: Spring Cottage Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Spring Cottage Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Spring Cottage Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Spring Cottage Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Spring Cottage Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Blue & Light Gray Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with the Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Deckle, Scoring & Wave Blades 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) Check out the Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/CNA9WZwWMls Climbing Vine Card Step 1: Cut a piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock to measure 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Score and fold in half to create the card base. Step 2: Cut a piece of dark brown tonal paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Cut a piece of birch designer paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 5"".  Step 4: Using the Border Maker System with the Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch three borders from the light blue layered leaves tonal paper. Adhere across the front of the birch piece using the Repositionable Tape Runner. Using a scissors, trim off any excess that hangs over the edges of the paper. Adhere to the front of the card. Step 5: Add stickers or embellishments as desired. Fresh & Fun Border Step 1: Cut a piece of the yellow dragonflies paper to measure 12"" x 1-3/4"" for the base of the border. Step 2: With the 12-inch Trimmer with the Wave Blade, cut a piece from dark blue river designer paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"". Adhere to the border. Step 3: Cut a piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere to the border. Step 4: Using the Border Maker System with the Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from the lighter green stripes tonal paper. Adhere to the border. Step 5: Using just the cartridge and the housing unit, punch from a various shades and patterns of paper. Step 6: Use a scissors to cut the leaves from the vine. Adhere to the border over the top of the leaves using Foam Squares. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments as desired, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Hello Spring Border Step 1: Cut a piece of Light Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 3-1/2"" x 12"" for the base of the border. Step 2: With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade, cut a piece of the olive green layered leaves tonal paper to measure 3-1/4"" x 12"". Adhere to the border. Step 3: Cut a piece of the dark green leaves designer paper to measure 3"" x 12"".  Step 4: Cut a piece of the Light Gray Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 1-1/8"".  Step 5: Using the Border Maker System with the Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from both dark green and light green stripes tonal paper. Adhere the dark green stripes piece to the Light Gray Solid Cardstock first, closer to the bottom. Adhere the light green stripes piece so that is it offset about 1/8"" from the previous, to give it a shadow effect. Step 6: Use 12-inch Trimmer to cut this layered cardstock piece into four 3"" sections. Adhere first section to the border about 1"" from the bottom of the dark green leaves piece as shown. Cut a piece of light blue gingham picnic blanket tonal paper to measure 3"" x 1/2"". Adhere just above the leaves. Adhere another vine section, another strip of light blue gingham picnic blanket tonal paper, etc.  Step 7: Cut a small mat in half to measure 3"" x 4"".  Adhere to the border.  Step 8: Adhere a 3"" x 1/2"" strip of light blue gingham picnic blanket tonal paper, then a vine section.  Step 9: Adhere stickers/embellishments to the border as desired. Do you like the look of climbing vines? Which of these spring scrapbook projects has your green thumb ready to take on? Unwind with the vine and let us know in the comments below! "," They're nature's finest organic concealers (and have been known to beautifully cover an unsightly fence with trailing greenery and flowers). They offer shade for patios and screen your porch for privacy. They sculpt and design themselves to enhance trellises, pergolas or other architectural elements of a home. They’re vines! And if you’re looking to prune a pretty presence onto your next projects, then combine the Climbin","Border Ideas, Border Maker System, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Spring, Spring Cottage Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/climbingvinebmc_1920x1080.jpg,59293 "Orbit Originality With This Outer Space Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-05-03 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/03/orbit-originality-with-this-outer-space-scrapbook-layout/," 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0... all creative engines running! Liftoff, we have liftoff!You, your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, everyone are sure to orbit into galactic greatness, for the new Outta This World collection has blasted into the scrapbooking stratosphere! This collection is as kid-friendly as it is cosmically cool. (Greetings, smiling planets, astronauts, shooting stars and spaceships!) Plus, these products are perfect not only for the aspiring Buzz Aldrin and Sally Ride, but it's also super for projects based on the first day of school, playtime, field trips, birthday parties and more. Well, let's buckle up and take a ride with this outer space scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Outta This World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Outta This World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock 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)Orange Dot Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Silver Metallic Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Outta This World collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/Ek3GX2PIPiw Step 1: Use a piece of sky blue winding path designer paper as the base for this layout. (Tip: You may wish to cut away the inside to conserve paper.) Step 2: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"". Set the Circle Cutter dial to 10-1/2"". Align the Circle Cutter onto the middle cardstock. Insert the Black Dual-Tip Pen (fine tip) in the pen slot, hold the Circle Cutter in place and draw a circle. Move the Circle Cutter slightly and draw another and then a third circle, overlapping the lines. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1-3/4"" strip of orange craters paper. Cut four 6"" x 1/4"" strips from a striped mat. Adhere to the strip. Add stars and Milky Way border stickers to the strip. Mount on the bottom of the layout, about 1/4"" from the edge. Step 4: Mount the “Outta this world” mat on a 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" piece of night sky stars paper. Mount a 5-1/2"" x 3-3/4"" photo on a 6"" x 4-1/4"" piece of lemon yellow lightning paper. Mount a 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photo on a 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" piece of orange craters paper. Adhere all pieces to the layout, as shown. Step 5: Add planet and star stickers and embellishments to the drawn “orbit,” popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. Use the Orange Dot Tip Pen to dot around the orbit rings as shown. What are your thoughts on the Outta This World collection? Are you planning on making this outer space scrapbook layout? Tell us in the comments below! "," 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0... all creative engines running! Liftoff, we have liftoff!You, your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, everyone are sure to orbit into galactic greatness, for the new Outta This World collection has blasted into the scrapbooking stratosphere! This collection is as kid-friendly as it is cosmically cool. (Greetings, smiling planets, astronauts, shooting stars and spaceships!) Plus, these products are per","Circle Cutter, Kids, Outta This World Collection, Pens, Scrapbooking Tools, Space","New Products,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/outtathisworld_collection2_1920x1080.jpg,62136 "Sketch Round-Up April 19-May 2","Creative Memories","2021-05-02 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/05/02/sketch-round-up-april-19-may-2/," National Scrapbook Day 2021 has come and gone... but ideas, innovation and inspiration can always be found in the scrapbooking world (and we thank you for that)! From awesome events like NSD to the sketch challenges and your superb submissions at Virtual Crops, as well as the daily doses of delights on the blog, crafting fun comes in many avenues and forms... and all year-long! In fact, are you ready for another bout of motivation? Well, here it goes — the latest edition of the Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Ready to stirrup some style? Check out how you can dream up various projects (like this card!) that proudly feature the Horse Punch! Sketch #2 If you took up on the recent Border Punches Promo, then this two-page beauty is right up your creative alley! Learn how to create this spread and more by following the instructions in this blog post! Sketch #3 Ready to dish out another two-page spread? Then take a peek at this blog post so you can cook it up for yourself! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Another month has commenced, which means another Virtual Crop will be happening soon! Yippee! The next Virtual Crop is set for May 14-15 (AU: 15-16 May)! Be sure to join our Virtual Crop Facebook Group and save those dates! "," National Scrapbook Day 2021 has come and gone... but ideas, innovation and inspiration can always be found in the scrapbooking world (and we thank you for that)! From awesome events like NSD to the sketch challenges and your superb submissions at Virtual Crops, as well as the daily doses of delights on the blog, crafting fun comes in many avenues and forms... and all year-long! In fact, are you ready for another bout of motiv","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Sketch, Double Page Layouts, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,61989 "Take On the National Scrapbook Day #NSD2021 Sketch Challenge","Creative Memories","2021-04-30 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/30/take-on-the-national-scrapbook-day-nsd2021-sketch-challenge/," The first Saturday in May is the special day scrapbookers across the globe look forward to — National Scrapbook Day! Well, cue the drumroll (and designs!) because 2021's National Scrapbook Day (“NSD”) is this Saturday! If you'll be looking for a way to commemorate the photo celebrations, layout ideations and album creations from the comfort of your craft room, we've got the perfect way for you to crop away on the best day of the year! Join us on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group to take on an #NSD2021 pop-up sketch challenge with TWO layouts that you can create to win YOUR CHOICE of one of two NSD-themed prizes! (Hint: We also have step-by-step instructions to create the layouts in this blog post if you'd prefer to do it that way.) #NSD2021 Pop-Up Challenge This pop-up challenge has not one, but TWO sketches with example layouts using the NSD 2021 collection! Note: You do not need to use the NSD 2021 products in your layouts to be eligible to win. 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 layouts using whatever products you have on-hand. 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 layout(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by May 2 at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 3 May at 2:59pm AET) with hashtag #NSD2021 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 8 lucky winners (4 winners per sketch!) for this challenge — woohoo!Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on May 6 at noon CT. And what can you win? YOUR CHOICE of 1 of these 2 awesome NSD prize packs! #NSD2021 — Sketch 1 #NSD2021 — Sketch 2 Remember, you have until May 2 at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 3 May at 2:59pm AET) to complete your layouts and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #NSD2021 to be eligible to be one of the 8 lucky winners! How will you be spending and celebrating National Scrapbook Day this year? And do these two scrapbook layout ideas have you looking forward to some awesome cropping this weekend? Let us know in the comments below! Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating NSD Layout #1 To create this layout you will need: NSD 2021 Customer Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Or ask your CM Advisor!NSD 2021 Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Or ask your CM Advisor!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 graphic clover paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the three- and four-leaf shamrocks paper to measure 3"" x 12"". Adhere to the left edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut three pieces from the light green wash paper: (2) 7-1/4"" x 5-1/4”"" (1) 5-1/4"" x 5-1/4"".  Step 4: Adhere three photos behind the three photo openings of the laser-cut paper. Adhere the previous light green wash papers behind the photos. Adhere the whole laser-cut paper/photos/matted papers to the layout. Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 6: Journal as desired. Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating NSD Layout #2 To create this layout you will need: NSD 2021 Customer Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Or ask your CM Advisor!NSD 2021 Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Or ask your CM Advisor!Shamrock Recipe Template 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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil with eraser Step 1: Use Shamrock Solid Cardstock as the base for this layout. Step 2: Using the Shamrock Recipe Template, trace and cut the desired shapes with the papers of your choice. Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Cut two photo mats to measure 3-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 4: Cut two photos to measure 3"" x 4"". Adhere to the mats. Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired.    Will you be creating these layouts using the step-by-step instructions or sketches? Let us know in the comments below! "," The first Saturday in May is the special day scrapbookers across the globe look forward to — National Scrapbook Day! Well, cue the drumroll (and designs!) because 2021's National Scrapbook Day (“NSD”) is this Saturday! If you'll be looking for a way to commemorate the photo celebrations, layout ideations and album creations from the comfort of your craft room, we've got the perfect way for you to crop away on the best d","National Scrapbook Day, NSD, Project Ideas, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/nsd2021_collection_large.jpg,58778 "Enjoy Al Fresco Ambiance With This Picnic Scrapbook Border Idea","Creative Memories","2021-04-29 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/29/enjoy-al-fresco-ambiance-with-this-picnic-scrapbook-border-idea/," The sun is shining, flowers are budding, the crisp air is wafting with ease and that gingham blanket that’s been tucked in the back of the closet all winter is ready to make its much-anticipated return. Do you know that means? It's time for a picnic! Whether it’s a simple spread at the neighborhood park, a sumptuous basket by the shoreline or an impromptu family experience right in your own backyard, dining al fresco can be so much fun. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu has recently been spending more time outside and wanted to share with you her picnic scrapbook border idea! Sachiyo's Inspiration What better way to take advantage of sunny days than with a picnic? We love eating outside, especially in our own backyard in the sunshine. Spreading out a blanket and setting a small picnic table and pillows, we just kick back, relax and enjoy the day. Where do you like to go when having a picnic? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this border you will need: Homestead Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dine Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut the dark green leaves paper to measure 3"" x 12"" and use it as the base. Cut the light plaid paper to measure 2-7/8"" x 11-7/8"" and add it to the base. Step 2: Cut the reclaimed wood paper to measure 2"" x 11-1/4"" and 2-1/8"" x 11-3/8"". Round the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Flip the larger piece over and add the smaller piece on the top. Adhere to the base. Step 3: Mark at 3"", 6"" and 9"" from the corner of Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Step 4: Flip the punch and place the mark to the edge of the punching window. After punching once, adjust the cardstock so that the next mark comes to the edge of the punching window.   Step 5: Repeat the same steps until you have punch a border. Trim the excess pieces as shown. Step 6: Repeat the same steps with Black Solid Cardstock. Adhere the platinum border on top of the black border. Add to the base. Step 7: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Have you been enjoying picnics recently? What are your thoughts on this picnic scrapbook border idea? Tell us — we want to hear from you! "," The sun is shining, flowers are budding, the crisp air is wafting with ease and that gingham blanket that’s been tucked in the back of the closet all winter is ready to make its much-anticipated return. Do you know that means? It's time for a picnic! Whether it’s a simple spread at the neighborhood park, a sumptuous basket by the shoreline or an impromptu family experience right in your own backyard, dining al fresco can ","Border Ideas, Borders, Home, Homestead Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/picnic-table-scrapbook-border-creative-memories.jpg,61233 "Feature At-Home Fun With These Fast, Fabulous and Easy Staycation Scrapbook Layouts","Krislyn Mattei","2021-04-28 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/28/feature-at-home-fun-with-these-fast-fabulous-and-easy-staycation-scrapbook-layouts/," Of course, birthdays, anniversaries, promotions and other big life events are very special… but so are life’s “everyday” moments, like quality time spent at home. These lovely little moments can definitely have big meaning, and when you want to pay homage to at-home adventures, the Staycation Fast2Fab™ Album can let you do that quickly, easily and beautifully! Blog contributor Krislyn Mattei proves just that with these four easy Staycation scrapbook layouts — each one adding a bit more decorative detail! Give them a go and see how fast (and fabulous!) they are to put together! Krislyn's Inspiration Life is made up of countless everyday memories. Capture and celebrate them easily using the Staycation Fast2Fab™ Album. Whether you are new to scrapbooking or have yet to make a Fast2Fab™ Album, I have some layout ideas and tools tips to inspire you to give it a try! To create these layouts you’ll need: Staycation Fast2Fab™ Album or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)OR Staycation Fast2Fab™ Refill Pages or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Staycation Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Staycation Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Staycation Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Staycation Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dine Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dragonfly Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with the Climbing Vine Chain 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)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop 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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Optional: 6x12 and 6x4” Peekaboo Pockets™ or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) When looking at the Staycation Fast2Fab™ pages, you’ll notice there are four types of layouts the designer created. I have created layouts using each of the four designs. I’m going to start with some basic scrapbooking techniques with the first layout and add on a few more decorative supplies and tools with each layout. Watch the video below to see these pages come together or follow along with the written instructions below. Let’s break it down… https://youtu.be/ZzX6jOTh1nA Layout 1: Rainbow Bands and Basic Skills This layout has printed borders on either the top, bottom or sides, along with a band of rainbow hues and a file folder tab. I think this one is really versatile. There’s a lot of room for photos, and it looks decorative just the way it is. Adding just a few stickers and a variety mat to journal on may be all you need. Step 1: Select four vertical photos and three more photos that can be cropped. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, crop the three photos to 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Step 2: Adhere zigzag striped border stickers to the layout. Apply adhesive to the backs of the photos and mount on the layout, using the photo as a guide. Tip: To add a little “life” or movement to your layout, try placing some of your photos at a slight angle and overlap them as I’ve done with the vertical photos. Step 3: Adhere a mat to the layout to use either as a title or journal box. Journal as desired. Step 4: Add stickers to the layout to add some flare and to help establish a theme that helps tell the story. Tip: Clustering a few stickers together across the layout is more effective than lots of stickers placed randomly all over. Layout 2: Storytelling and Big Events These layouts leave plenty of space for telling the whole story. The rest of the layout is just a vibrant backdrop — perfect for lots of photos. Because big events often mean extra photos, I’ll show you how to include them all using 6x12 Peekaboo Pockets™. Step 1: Select four 4"" x 6"" and three 6"" x 4"" photos. Tip: If you don’t have that many photos, mats can easily be used to fill up space. Crop two of the 4"" x 6"" photos to 4"" x 5-1/4"". Crop the 6"" x 4"" photos to 5-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Mount one on a 6"" x 4"" variety mat. Adhere all photos to the layout, using the photo as a guide for placement. Step 2: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 3: Journal as desired. Step 4: As an option, if you have more photos you’d like to include, add a 6x12 Peekaboo Pocket™. Cut a 6"" x 12"" piece of designer paper. Select six 6"" x 4"" photos and crop four of them to 5-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" and two to 5-1/2"" x 4"". Adhere three to the front and three to the back of the paper. Journal if desired. Slide into a 6x12 Peekaboo Pocket™, making sure the flap is facing the desired direction. Remove the backing from the flap and carefully place the pocket, adhesive flap-side down, along the left edge of the right side of the layout. Tip: When using the large 6x12 Peekaboo Pocket™, it’s best to mount it directly on the scrapbook page rather than on top of a page protector because of its weight. Place it along the left or right edge of your page, open it up and slide the page protector over the top, closing it over the top of the page protector. Layout 3: Horizontal Borders with Punches and Shapes This layout features multi-hued bands across the bottom and is a perfect backdrop for punched borders. “Punch” up your layout just by choosing a shape that matches your photos or theme. Easy! Step 1: Select two 4"" x 6"" photos, three 6"" x 4"" photos and one photo that can be cropped into a circle shape. Cut two 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" pieces of teal Wi-Fi icons paper to mat two 6"" x 4"" photos. Adhere all five rectangular photos to the layout, using the photo as a guide. Adhere a journal mat to the layout as shown. Step 2: Crop your last photo into a circle shape (or choose another shape you like). Place your photo on the 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat and place the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern on top, aligning over the portion of the photo you’d like to crop. Tip: It’s helpful to use the clear guide that comes with the circle patterns for placement. Place the Green Blade with the pegs in the inside track of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, hold the pattern firmly and cut your photo into a circle. Cut a white designer paper as the mat for your photo, using the inside of the largest Circle Pattern and the Red Blade. Adhere both to the layout as shown. Step 3: Repeat Step 2 using a mat instead of a photo. Cut out a white designer paper as the mat to place behind it. Adhere both to the layout. Step 4: Create your borders. Using the Done Border Punch, punch two border with teal Wi-Fi- icons paper. Slide your paper into the punch, all the way to the back and aligned with one of the black markings on the front. Punch, then slide the paper over until the punched piece aligns exactly with the shape printed on the punch. Punch again and continue on until the border is complete. Repeat to make a second border. Apply the Repositionable Tape Runner on the back of each border and adhere to the multi-hued bands along the bottom of each page. Tip: The Repositionable Tape Runner is the best adhesive to use with punched borders and other small or intricate shapes, as the tiny adhesive dots are translucent and stick just to the paper. Any excess rubs right off. Step 5: Apply stickers as desired, mounting some with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. Layout 4: Decorative Borders This last layout design offers a vertical band perfect for adding one eye-catching decorative border. A decorative border is an element that adds lots of personality and helps create or highlight a theme, yet still allows the photos to shine. Let’s pull out all the stops, add some tools and create a fun one! Step 1: Select three 4"" x 6"" and three 6"" x 4"" photos. Choose a 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" mat and mount one photo on it. Cut another 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" mat from yellow suns designer paper. Mount all photos and mats on the layout, using the photo as a guide for placement. Step 2: Create a border. Insert the Scallop Blade into the blade housing of the 12-inch Trimmer with the shutter flower facing left. Place a piece of yellow suns designer paper in the trimmer and cut one edge off. Flip the paper around, align the scalloped cut edge at the 2"" mark and cut again. Insert the Straight Blade into the 12-inch Trimmer and cut a 1-3/4"" x 12"" strip of white designer paper. Adhere on top of the yellow piece. Step 3: Insert the Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge into the Original Border Maker System. Flip out the bottom tray of the guide and lift up the blue arm. Place a piece of teal Wi-Fi icons designer paper under the arm until it aligns with the edge of the tray. Close the arm and flip the tray back under. Slide the edge of the paper into the slot on the cartridge and line up the notch on the lever with the notch on the guide arm (you’ll feel it sort of “lock” into place). Punch, then move the cartridge along the guide to align with the next notch. Repeat to complete the border. Create another border using dark green arrows designer paper. Adhere the borders side by side on the white strip. Mount the border on top of the border band on the layout. Step 4: Punch several dragonflies using scraps of yellow suns and pink striped papers with the Dragonfly Punch. Adhere a few to the border. Adhere others, along with stickers and/or embellishments, to the layout as shown. Step 5: Journal as desired. Step 6: As an option, if you have more photos you would like to include, add one or two 6x4 Peekaboo Pockets™. Simply place two photos back to back in the pocket. Slide a page protector over the page. Remove the strip from the flap of the pocket and adhere to the top of the page protector, directly over your photo. Well, this wraps it up! I’ve shown you ideas to complete all four styles of layouts in the Staycation Fast2Fab™ Album and some tips and techniques for using my beloved Creative Memories tools. I hope you are inspired to incorporate Fast2Fab™ pages into your scrapbooking. Which of these easy Staycation scrapbook layouts will you be trying out first? "," Of course, birthdays, anniversaries, promotions and other big life events are very special… but so are life’s “everyday” moments, like quality time spent at home. These lovely little moments can definitely have big meaning, and when you want to pay homage to at-home adventures, the Staycation Fast2Fab™ Album can let you do that quickly, easily and beautifully! Blog contributor Krislyn Mattei proves just that with th","album, Family, Fast2Fab, Home, Predesigned Scrapbook Albums, Scrapbook Albums, Staycation Collection","Fast2Fab,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Themed Albums,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/fast2fab-staycation-layouts-creative-memories6.jpg,61049 "Pay Homage to the Comforts of Home With This Farmhouse Chic Scrapbook Spread",melissaullmann,"2021-04-27 16:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/27/pay-homage-to-the-comforts-of-home-with-this-farmhouse-chic-scrapbook-spread/," Dorothy was spot-on: There’s no place like home. Sure, when you look at it from the outside, a home is just a “house.” A building of bricks and wood. Maybe a yard. But a home is more than that — it’s a place to build and craft memories with family, friends and furry acquaintances over time. It’s a feeling of love, comfort, happiness and care. But no matter what or where you call home, this farmhouse chic scrapbook spread is set to construct a solid foundation for your at-home memories! To create this layout you will need: Homestead Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Charcoal Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Victorian Blades 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 Charcoal Solid Cardstock as the base for the spread. Step 2: Cut two pieces of black plaid paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"". Adhere to the lower left corner of the right page and the lower right corner of the left page. Step 3: To create the house: Cut a piece of shiplap paper to measure 5"" x 5"". Cut a piece of light mini anemones paper to measure 5"" x 5"". Cut in half from corner to corner with your trimmer to create two triangles. Take one of the triangles and place on top of the previous shiplap piece. Cut two strips of the brown leather paper to measure 12"" x 1/2"". Cut one end of each with the 45-degree angle on the 12-inch Trimmer. Adhere with the points on the top tip of the previous triangle piece. Use a scissors to trim the “roof” at a desired length.Cut a piece of the reclaimed wood paper to measure 1-3/4"" x 3"" for the door. Adhere to the house.Cut two pieces from the brushed metal paper to measure 12"" x 1/4"". Cut these strips into six 2-1/2"" segments. Create and adhere the “window” with these. Step 4: Cut two pieces of mini anemones paper to measure 3"" x 11-1/2"". Adhere along the inside edges of the black plaid designer paper. Step 5: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Victorian Blade, cut two pieces of the dark green leaves paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 1"". Adhere along the bottom edges of the black plaid paper. Step 6: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Victorian Blade, cut two pieces of the teal tiles paper to measure 11-1/2” x 1/2"".  Adhere along the bottom edge of the previous dark green leaves paper. Step 7: With the brown leather paper, cut a total of five photo mats measuring: (3) 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"", (1) 5-1/4"" x 4-1/4"", (1) 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Mat your photos. Photo sizes will be (2) 4"" x 6"", (1) 6"" x 4"", (1) 5"" x 4"", (1) 4"" x 4"".  Step 8: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut two mats from the light plaid paper to measure 5-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" and 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"". Double mat the top two photos. Adhere all photos to the spread as shown. Step 9: Adhere a large mat. Adhere stickers and embellishments to the left side of the mat, leaving the right side to journal on. Journal as desired. Step 10: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the rest of the spread, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you like about this farmhouse chic scrapbook spread? And where do you call home? Let us know in the comments below! "," Dorothy was spot-on: There’s no place like home. Sure, when you look at it from the outside, a home is just a “house.” A building of bricks and wood. Maybe a yard. But a home is more than that — it’s a place to build and craft memories with family, friends and furry acquaintances over time. It’s a feeling of love, comfort, happiness and care. But no matter what or where you call home, this farmhouse chic scrapbook","Double Page Layouts, Family, family memories, Farm, Home, Homestead Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/homestead-catalog-layout-creative-memories.jpeg,60792 "Craft in the Light With These Faith Scrapbook Borders","Krislyn Mattei","2021-04-26 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/26/craft-in-the-light-with-these-faith-scrapbook-borders/," A DIY decorative border can often be the perfect finishing touch for a scrapbook page as it elevates the theme of the layout and adds dimension and visual interest. No matter if the layout focuses on a birthday or celebration, school, the seasons, travel or one’s beliefs, like these faith scrapbook borders, the layered appeal of a border ties the page together as a whole (and they’re a whole lot of fun to make)! See for yourself with these uplifting examples below! To create these borders you’ll need: Keep the Faith Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Keep the Faith Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Keep the Faith Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Keep the Faith Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Keep the Faith Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cross Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Mandala Burst Border Punch — Out of stockOriginal Border Maker System with Clouds, Bridge & Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridges 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 (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) Faith Border Step 1: Using the Clouds Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with sky designer paper. Trim to 12"" x 2-3/4"" to create the base. Punch another border with sky blue crosshatch tonal paper, except flip it to the back side to punch. Trim to 12"" x 2-1/2"" and mount on top of the base. Step 2: Using the Bridge Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with navy decorative church window outlines designer paper. Trim to 12"" x 1-1/4"" and mount in across the middle of the border. Step 3: Using the swell edge of the Decorative Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of curved lines tonal paper, following the lines on the paper. Adhere to the border, about 1/4"" from the bottom edge. Adhere a border sticker on top. Step 4: Using the Cross Punch, punch from three pieces of various terra cotta papers or mats. Add to the border, mounting two up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Add the “Faith” sticker. Be the Light Border Step 1: Punch a border with the Mandala Burst Border Punch with navy decorative church window outlines designer paper. Trim to 12"" x 3-1/8"" to create the base. Step 2: Using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut five half-circles with sky blue and terra cotta papers. Using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut five half-circles with sky blue and terra cotta papers. Adhere, varying the hues, to the back sides of the mandala bursts so that the hues show through. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1/4"" strip of terra cotta crosshatch tonal paper and adhere to the bottom edge of the border. Add a border sticker just above it. Step 4: Using the Cross Punch, punch four crosses from a white crosshatch mat and one from a sky blue crosses mat. Mount on the border with Foam Squares, placing two half-circle stickers behind the middle sky blue cross. Add the “Be the light” sticker with Foam Squares. Faith, Love, Hope, Family Border Step 1: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of terra cotta crosses tonal paper for the base. Step 2: Using the Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with sky blue crosshatch tonal paper. Cut a 2-1/8"" x 12"" strip of navy diamonds designer paper. Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of wall texture ombré designer paper and mount on the navy diamonds strip. Adhere the mirrored triangles borders behind so that just the angles show on either side. Mount on the base. Step 3: Punch several crosses using the Cross Punch from a variety of mats and/or papers. Adhere as shown to the border. Top with a layered embellishment. Which of these faith scrapbook borders do you like the most? Will you be adding one (or all!) to your next crafting day? Let us know! "," A DIY decorative border can often be the perfect finishing touch for a scrapbook page as it elevates the theme of the layout and adds dimension and visual interest. No matter if the layout focuses on a birthday or celebration, school, the seasons, travel or one’s beliefs, like these faith scrapbook borders, the layered appeal of a border ties the page together as a whole (and they’re a whole lot of fun to make)! See for y","Border Ideas, Border Maker System, Christian, Church, Cross Punch, Faith, Keep the Faith Collection, Mandala Burst Border Punch, Religious","Border Ideas,New Products,Product Tips and Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/img_5603.jpg,58805 "Cook Up Creativity With This Family Scrapbook Spread","Krislyn Mattei","2021-04-23 17:05:01",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/23/cook-up-creativity-with-this-family-scrapbook-spread/," Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, Fish Fridays. Grandma longing over her soul-warming chicken noodle soup to a kitchen novice baking a chocolate cake for the first time. No matter the meal or level of cookery and skills, being in the kitchen can dish out a ton of fun and smile-worthy memories (and hopefully some pretty tasty food, too)! Ready to whisk into action, work up a creative appetite and serve up a two-page layout? Then check out this family scrapbook spread — it's a feast for the eyes! To create the layout you will need: Staycation Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Staycation Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Staycation Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Staycation Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dine Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle and Rectangle 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: Use two pieces of navy chevron designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Using the Dine Border Punch, punch borders from eight shades of designer paper and/or mats. Alternate the point at which you begin punching. For some, begin punching at one of the black marks indicated on the punch. For others, begin punching in the middle of the punch, between black marks. Trim sections to 4-3/4"" and adhere to the layout as shown. Step 3: Using the outside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut the teal “Family” mat, leaving one edge straight. Adhere to the layout as shown. Step 4: Cut a 7"" x 12"" piece of pink striped designer paper and adhere to the left page, about 1/4"" from the right edge as shown. Cut a 4"" x 12"" piece of pink striped designer paper and adhere to the right page, about 1/4"" from the left edge as shown. Step 5: Using the inside of the Custom Cutting System Square Pattern and the Red Blade, crop three photos. Using the inside of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, crop three more photos. Mount on the layout, as shown. Add the multi-hued striped mat to the middle of the left side of the layout and a 3-1/4"" x 4-1/2"" piece of an orange suns mat to the right side of the layout (topped with a 3"" x 4"" piece of a multi-hued polka dot mat). Step 6: Mat two 6"" x 4"" photos with yellow camera lens bursts and teal grid 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" mats. Mount on the right side of the layout. Step 7: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 8. Journal as desired.What meals do you like to cook in the kitchen? What speaks to you most about this family scrapbook spread? Dish out your thoughts in the comments below! "," Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, Fish Fridays. Grandma longing over her soul-warming chicken noodle soup to a kitchen novice baking a chocolate cake for the first time. No matter the meal or level of cookery and skills, being in the kitchen can dish out a ton of fun and smile-worthy memories (and hopefully some pretty tasty food, too)! Ready to whisk into action, work up a creative appetite and serve up a two-page layout? Then ","Double Page Layouts, Family, family memories, Food, Staycation Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/staycation_paper_mats_large.jpg,59821 "Gallop Great Detail With These Horse Scrapbook Projects","Krislyn Mattei","2021-04-22 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/22/gallop-great-detail-with-these-horse-scrapbook-projects/," The relationship between horses and humans has existed for centuries. Horses have helped plow fields, hauled goods, carried soldiers into battle and trotted adventurers into unknown lands. Many parts of the advancement of life was built on the backs of horses. And to this day, horses still rein as essential powerhouses in many industries, from recreation to diligent duty on ranches and farms. Want to pay homage to these hoofed herbivores? Then check out how CM's Horse Punch becomes the mane attraction with these horse scrapbook borders, including two horse scrapbook borders and a DIY horse card! Giddy-up! To create these borders and card, you will need: Homestead Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Horse Punch 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)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)CM Zero Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Small hole punchPencil Check out the Horse Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/dJ--fz8paJw Floral Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of teal tile patterned paper for the base. Cut an 11-1/2"" x 2-1/2"" strip of brown leather paper and adhere on top. Step 2: Cut an 11-1/4"" x 2-1/2"" strip of both brushed metal paper and cardstock. Adhere the strips together. Punch with the Horse Punch at regular intervals, five times across. Trim a little off the long sides to make the strip 2-1/4"" high. With a small hole punch, punch a hole in each of the four corners. Mount the strip on the border using Foam Squares. Step 3: Add stickers and embellishments. Together Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. With 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 leaves paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 4"" x 3-1/4"" piece of anemones and greenery paper and adhere to the top. Cut a 4"" x 2"" piece of teal tile paper and adhere to the bottom. Trim a 4"" section of the wood bead border sticker and adhere on the seam. Step 3: With the Horse Punch, punch twice from the brown leather paper (punching one from the reverse side of the paper). Mount on the border as shown. Add stickers, popping them up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Seek Beauty in All Things Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of green leaves paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/4"" x 11-1/2"" strip of reclaimed wood paper and adhere on top. Cut a 2"" x 11-1/4"" strip of mini anemones paper and mount on top. Step 3: Punch horses from black plaid and brushed metal papers. Adhere to the border, cutting some half, as shown. Step 4: Cut a 1-1/2"" x 3"" piece of black plaid paper and mount the “Seek beauty in all things” laser-cut embellishment on top using Foam Squares. Add to the border. Step 5: Adhere a laser-cut border along the right side of the border. Which of these horse scrapbook projects saddles in the most style? And what types of layouts would you use the horse scrapbook borders for and who would you send the DIY horse card to? "," The relationship between horses and humans has existed for centuries. Horses have helped plow fields, hauled goods, carried soldiers into battle and trotted adventurers into unknown lands. Many parts of the advancement of life was built on the backs of horses. And to this day, horses still rein as essential powerhouses in many industries, from recreation to diligent duty on ranches and farms. Want to pay homage to these hoofe","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Farm, Homestead Collection, Horses, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/horsepunch_1920x1080.jpg,60815 "Eco-Friendly Initiatives & an #EarthDayBONUS Challenge","Creative Memories","2021-04-21 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/21/eco-friendly-initiatives-an-earthdaybonus-challenge/," In observance of Earth Day, this is a great time to remember that we all share the responsibility of protecting the environment so we can pass down a habitable home for the generations to come. In today’s blog post, you’ll learn about the efforts CM is taking to reduce our carbon footprint, you’ll get info on which of our products are recyclable AND you’ll get eco-friendly tips from some of our Advisors! And that’s not all — you’ll want to join us on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group today to take on our #EarthDayBONUS challenge! It includes 3 sketches you can create using paper scraps of different sizes. Use your scraps to create the challenge(s) for the chance to win YOUR CHOICE of 1 paper pack + 1 sticker pack + 1 mat pack! So without further ado, let's get to it! Earth-Friendly Home Office / Factory InitiativesEarth-Friendly Supplier InitiativesEarth-Friendly Scrapbooking — Recyclable CM ProductsEarth Day BONUS Challenge Details EARTH-FRIENDLY HOME OFFICE / FACTORY INITIATIVES We Recycle Plastic. In our factory, we have gaylords where we recycle plastics that come from sources such as pallet wrapping, scrap shrink-wrap, scrap air pillows and other packaging. Once full, we work with a local vendor who picks them up and inserts them into a recycling stream for plastics. We Recycle Paper. Similar to plastics, we have gaylords in the factory where we collect both plain and printed paper that comes from the manufacturing operations. Once full, the paper is picked up by a local vendor who combines it with other papers to be recycled. We Recycle Scrap Poly. Our bestselling Page Protectors are guaranteed to keep your photos and album pages safe for years to come, and we also try to help keep the planet safe for years to come by recycling the scrap poly that results from Page Protector production. As the rolls of poly are sonic welded together, the edges are cut off and removed via a vacuum system.  These strips of poly are further chopped down and then move through a large cyclone system above the baler, where they eventually settle into the baler and are baled up like a big bale of hay.  These bales are then picked up by a local vendor who combines them with other plastics and inserts them into a recycling stream. We Recycle Cardboard. We generate a lot of cardboard, as it’s used in much of the raw material packaging, all of the purchased-items packaging and the scrap we generate from our manufacturing and distribution processes. We separate out the cardboard from the regular trash and have dumpsters provided specifically to collect the cardboard, which is then recycled.  We Safely Dispose of Fluids from the Photo-Printing Process. The Fuji wet lab we use to produce our high-quality 4x6 Photo Prints utilizes water and chemicals in the process of producing the photos. We collect the byproducts (fluid) from the photo-printing process and collect them in large drums outside our wet lab. We work with a local firm to pick up these drums and ensure the waste fluids are disposed of without harm to the environment.  We Recycle Bottles and Cans. As for our team members, we’re dedicated to preserving our planet as well! In our breakroom, we provide a large bin to recycle bottles and cans. EARTH-FRIENDLY SUPPLIER INITIATIVES And it’s not just CM and our team members who are implementing eco-friendly initiatives — the supplier who prints our paper packs, mat packs, stickers, Fast2Fab™ refill pages and packaging inserts uses a practice called LED-UV printing, which produces no waste! LED-UV printing brings extraordinary benefits to the offset printing process, most fundamentally through the 1:1 replacement of solvent-based ink and coating chemistry with that of photo-sensitive inks and coatings, capable of transforming instantaneously from a liquid to a solid through a photo-polymerization process upon exposure to UV light, without generating hazardous Volatile Organic Compound emissions (VOCs). Printers like ours who are recognized for the adoption of LED-UV curing technology are some of the most forward-thinking companies in their respective regions! EARTH-FRIENDLY SCRAPBOOKING AND ADVISOR TIPS As scrapbookers, it’s no secret that we go through a lot of materials. An afternoon of scrapbooking can have our craft tables looking like the start of a landfill (but a very beautiful one!). Read on to learn which CM products are recyclable so you can practice eco-friendly scrapbooking! Paper Products All of CM’s paper products are recyclable — everything from our designer paper packs and cardstock to our mat packs and refill pages are 100% safe to throw in a recycling bin! Tape Runners Tape Runners are made of plastic, and therefore, recyclable. However, the liner of the Tape Runner (the clear strip that is left over once you use up all the adhesive) is not. So, in order to properly recycle your Tape Runner, you should remove the clear liner from the Tape Runner Refill. This is the best way to make sure that the Tape Runner that you are disposing of is in fact 100% safe to recycle. Note: Some recycling companies do not accept certain types of small plastics. We recommend checking with your local recycler to see if they will accept and recycle the Tape Runner. ADVISOR TIP: “I unwind the plastic tape when I'm finished and use any leftover bits of the Tape Runner Refill — usually I can do two photos. Then I take the empty cartridge apart and save the ‘wheel’ part with the little piece that fits in the end and give them to a teacher friend — kids at school are very creative. They make great wheels and playtime construction equipment.” – Advisor Pat Leaver Air Pillows As you know, CM packs boxes with air pillow packaging to make sure your products stay protected and remain in pristine condition all the way from our warehouse to your home. However, once you have opened your container, the air pillows have finished their job — that is, unless you’re creative and eco-friendly! These air pillows are recyclable so you can dispose of them that way if you want. But, many have found that if you slit one end of the pillow open, they work great as mini garbage bags (which we all know scrapbookers could always use more of). They can also be repurposed into shopping bags, protection wrapping for ornaments/seasonal items or you can even use them to ship your own items! ADVISOR TIPS: “I have been using the packing pillows to pick up after my dog for years. They are just right. If you don’t have a dog, I’m sure a rescue facility would use them.” – Advisor Reta Thompson “I take mine into our IT department and they reuse them for shipping computers to our other offices.” – Advisor Emily Toler “I tape them to the table edges during crops for little waste bags. They are handy!” – Advisor Debbie Nelson “Here’s an idea if you have kitties — use the bags for kitty litter. I trim across the top sealed part and leave it partly attached so it’s handy for tying off the top of the bag.” – Advisor Pamela Tucker Cardboard Boxes and Album Cover Inserts You can also recycle any of our shipping containers, from the cardboard box your products arrive in to any cardboard box that you get from a specific product, such as a trimmer, Tape Runner, BMC or punch. But you can also find some other uses for them! Some people head to their local resident Facebook page and find there are always people looking for boxes for moving, selling items online or just packing stuff away. You could also donate these boxes to a local troop support group so they can use them to send care packages overseas. Find more ideas for how to put your shipping containers to use by reading this article! ADVISOR TIPS: “I just donated a huge stack [of boxes] for college kids moving out of their dorms.” – Advisor Joni Swinford “I save my chip boards from the pages, album covers and page protectors to give to my sister for the art students at her school. I have donated many of my tools as well, as I update to new ones. They totally appreciate them. Many of the teachers find ways to use things in their everyday classrooms; it’s not just the art teachers!” – Advisor Sheryl Casey “Cardboard from the boxes can be spread around the garden as a weed suppressant and topped with mulch.” – Advisor Joanne Williams “I’ve used mine to haul perennials... because they're strong and sturdy.” – Advisor Mary Swanson Donate Scrapbook Supplies Want to be environmentally conscious and charitable at the same time? Why not donate your unused scrapbook supplies? If you have old or unused papers, punches and tools, there are plenty of places that would be thrilled to take them. Any of the following places would likely be willing to take any supplies or materials off your hands: SchoolsChurchesCommunity CentersFoster Home OrganizationsBattered Women SheltersAfter-School ProgramsChildren’s Hospital Donating scrapbook supplies ensures that someone is getting use out of something that you no longer need. Why not bring a smile to someone’s face while you help to save the planet? TAKE ON THE #EARTHDAYBONUS CHALLENGE Now that you’re hopefully feeling inspired to join us in reducing our carbon footprint, we hope you’ll also want to join us on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group to take on our #EarthDayBONUS challenge that’s happening NOW! It includes 3 sketches you can create using paper scraps of different sizes. Use your scraps to create the challenge(s) by Wednesday, April 28, at 11:59pm CT (AU: 29 April at 2:59pm AET) for the chance to win YOUR CHOICE of 1 paper pack + 1 sticker pack + 1 mat pack! There are so many different ways that we can all practice being more eco-friendly — for Earth Day and every day! No matter how you do it, any effort that you make to be more environmentally conscious is helpful in the long run. Remember, we’re all in this together. What other ideas do you have to reduce, reuse and recycle your scrapbooking supplies? Let us know in the comments below! "," In observance of Earth Day, this is a great time to remember that we all share the responsibility of protecting the environment so we can pass down a habitable home for the generations to come. In today’s blog post, you’ll learn about the efforts CM is taking to reduce our carbon footprint, you’ll get info on which of our products are recyclable AND you’ll get eco-friendly tips from some of our Advisors! And that",,"Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/earthday_2021_1080x1080.jpg,61518 "This Spring Scrapbook Layout Is a Breath of Fresh Air Fun",melissaullmann,"2021-04-20 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/20/this-spring-scrapbook-layout-is-a-breath-of-fresh-air-fun/," Parks, beaches, gardens, backyards, lakes, streams, nature trails... different aspects of the great outdoors can be canvases for exploration, imagination and play (for both children and adults)! And after all that fresh air fun, you're going to need a canvas to showcase the sunshine and smiles, which is where this spring scrapbook layout come in! What outdoorsy wonders would you highlight? To create this layout you will need: Spring Cottage Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Spring Cottage Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Spring Cottage Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Spring Cottage Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rich Brown 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 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Using Rich Brown Solid Cardstock and your 12-inch Trimmer, cut out the inside of the cardstock leaving a 1-1/4"" frame. Use this as the base of the layout, and the inside piece to cut the photo mats. Step 2: Cut a piece of the blue raindrops paper to measure 11"" x 11"". Adhere to the cardstock base. Step 3: Cut 15 pieces of a variety of hues and patterns of paper to measure 3"" x 1"". Using the 45-degree line on the 12-inch Trimmer, cut each end. Save pieces that you cut off to fill in the ends. Adhere pieces to the left edge of the blue raindrops paper. Adhere three rows, using the triangles to fill in at the top and bottom as shown. Step 4: Cut three photo mats from the Rich Brown Solid Cardstock to measure 4""x 6"".  Step 5: Adhere three photos to the mats that measure two 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" and one 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 6: Using the yellow dragonflies paper, cut a strip to measure 12"" x 1/2"". Cut into shorter strips to adhere to the layout as journal boxes. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.What do you like most about being outside? And what memories would you plant on this spring scrapbook layout? Let us know your thoughts and ideas in the comments below! "," Parks, beaches, gardens, backyards, lakes, streams, nature trails... different aspects of the great outdoors can be canvases for exploration, imagination and play (for both children and adults)! And after all that fresh air fun, you're going to need a canvas to showcase the sunshine and smiles, which is where this spring scrapbook layout come in! What outdoorsy wonders would you highlight? To create this layout yo","Scrapbook Layout, Spring, Spring Cottage Collection, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/spring-cottage-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories.jpg,59275 "Border Punches Promo: Add Dynamic Dimension With These Scrapbook Punch Projects","Krislyn Mattei","2021-04-19 16:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/19/border-punches-promo-add-dynamic-dimension-with-these-scrapbook-punch-projects/," The latest and greatest promo that just launched today really packs a punch… literally! For a limited time, you can earn up to TWO exclusive border punches, the Alpine Mountains Border Punch and/or the Wheatfield Border Punch, for FREE with qualifying orders on the CM website. (Woot, woot!) And while you wait for your outdoorsy free punch(es) to arrive, we’re going to show you not two, not three but FOUR scrapbook punch projects that have been created with these limited-time items so you can see them in crafting action — pump up your punch game and check them out now! For the Border Punches Promo details, visit: US | CA | AU To create these borders and layout you will need: Homestead Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Must Have Laser Title Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) - Expected in MayAlpine Mountain Border Punch & Wheatfield Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) - Only available through this promotionCustom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop 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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Alpine Mountains 'Home Sweet Home' Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip of black plaid paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of chevron paper and adhere to the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of shiplap paper and mount on top. Step 2: Punch a border using the Alpine Mountains Border Punch with green leaves paper. Trim to measure 12"" x 2-1/8"". Punch another border with brushed metal paper, but begin punching in the middle of the punch rather than where the marks are. Trim to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"". Layer the green leaves over the brushed metal and adhere to the border. Step 3: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"" piece of black plaid paper. Mount the “Home sweet home” embellishment on top using Foam Squares. Adhere it along with a branch embellishment to the border. Wheatfield 'What a Wonderful Life' Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of green leaves paper for the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 1-3/4"" strip of shiplap paper and adhere to the top of the base. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of teal tile paper and adhere it to the bottom of the base. Step 2: Punch a border using the Wheatfield Border Punch with brown leather paper. Trim to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"" and adhere on top of the shiplap strip. Place a wood bead border sticker along the seam. Step 3: Add stickers and embellishments, popping them up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Alpine Mountains & Wheatfield 'Road Trip' Border Step 1: Punch a border with the Alpine Mountains Border Punch with black plaid paper. Trim to 12"" x 3-1/4"" to create the base. Step 2: Punch a border with the Wheatfield Border Punch with reclaimed wood paper. Trim to 12"" x 2-1/2"" and adhere to the base. Punch a border with the Wheatfield Border Punch with green leaves paper (punching the reverse side). Trim to 12"" x 1-3/4"" and adhere on top of the reclaimed wood border. Step 3: Using the outside of the small Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a half circle with light plaid paper. Using the Green Blade, cut a half circle with reclaimed wood paper. Layer and adhere in the middle of the border. Place the “Road trip” title on top. Step 4: Adhere the anemones and greenery border sticker on the seam using Foam Squares. Alpine Mountains & Wheatfield “Better Together” Layout Step 1: Use a piece of shiplap paper and a piece of brown leather paper as the bases for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 1/2"" x 12"" strip of brown leather paper and adhere it along the left side of the shiplap paper. Step 3: To create the border, cut a 12"" x 4"" strip of black plaid paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of light plaid paper and adhere it to the base, 1/8"" from the top edge. Punch a border using the Alpine Mountains Border Punch with black plaid paper. Trim to measure 12"" x 1-3/4"" and adhere it to the base, about 1/4"" from the top of the light plaid piece. Punch a border with the Wheatfield Border Punch with reclaimed wood paper. Trim to measure 12"" x 3"" and adhere. Punch a border using the Wheatfield Border Punch with green leaves paper (punching the reverse side). Trim to 12"" x 1-3/4"" and adhere on top of the reclaimed wood piece. Adhere an anemones and greenery border sticker along the seam. Cut the border in half to make two 6"" x 4"" pieces. Adhere each piece to the layout as shown. Step 4: Crop photos — two 4"" x 6"", two 4"" x 4"" and two 5"" x 4"" (matted with two 5-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" pieces of reclaimed wood paper). Mount 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. What do you like about the mountain scrapbook border, wheat scrapbook border and combined punches border and layout? Are you going to tap into this Border Punches Promo and make these scrapbook punch projects? Let us know in the comments!And again, if you want info on this promo, visit: US | CA | AU "," The latest and greatest promo that just launched today really packs a punch… literally! For a limited time, you can earn up to TWO exclusive border punches, the Alpine Mountains Border Punch and/or the Wheatfield Border Punch, for FREE with qualifying orders on the CM website. (Woot, woot!) And while you wait for your outdoorsy free punch(es) to arrive, we’re going to show you not two, not three but FOUR scrapbook punch p","Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Double Page Layouts, Homestead Collection, Promotion, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/punchpromo_1920x1080.jpg,60824 "Sketch Round-Up March 29-April 18","Creative Memories","2021-04-18 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/18/sketch-round-up-march-29-april-18/," Wow. We're already four months into 2021... but what sorts of layouts, cards, borders and other projects have you created in that timeframe? (Please make sure to let us know — we want to see what you've been up to!) Well, if you're yearning to do some learning, the blog is a great place to see fresh, fun and fantastic new ideas to stimulate your creativity all year round. In fact, here's a jam-packed Sketch Round-Up of some recent beauties — six layouts, in fact! Check them out below and let loose your creativity! Sketch #1 This one-page wonder totally screams a fun-in-the-sun (all while being at home!) moment! Learn how to create this Staycation layout by following the instructions in this blog post! Sketch #2 Sketch #2 is elegant, ethereal and full of the emotion of love! Follow the step-by-step instructions in this blog post to make it yourself! Sketch #3 Your memories will be feeling at home, sweet home with this layout! Check out this blog post to get in on the Homestead collection's rustic refresh! Sketch #4 Speaking of the Homestead collection, check out this homely charming beauty to learn how to make it! (P.S. You're going to love it!) Sketch #5 Up next is Sketch #5 — a pleasing project that's perfect for showcasing family memories! Follow the steps in this post to make it today! Sketch #6 The Homestead collection + Jumbo Circle Pattern = one super stunning layout! Learn how to easily put it together by reading this blog post! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? P.S. Who's ready for another Virtual Crop? Well, get ready, for the next round is May 14-15 (AU: 15-16 May)! Just be sure to join our Virtual Crop Facebook Group and mark those dates on your calendar now! "," Wow. We're already four months into 2021... but what sorts of layouts, cards, borders and other projects have you created in that timeframe? (Please make sure to let us know — we want to see what you've been up to!) Well, if you're yearning to do some learning, the blog is a great place to see fresh, fun and fantastic new ideas to stimulate your creativity all year round. In fact, here's a jam-packed Sketch Round-Up of some","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,61337 "Grid Homey Memories With This COVID-19 Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2021-04-16 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/16/grid-homely-memories-with-this-covid-19-scrapbook-layout/," With everything going on in the world this past year, many of us have found ourselves spending a lot more time at home. Perhaps you've picked up a new hobby or expanded on a current one, whether it would be gardening, scrapbooking, making music, sewing, woodworking and more! Many schools have gone from in-person learning to virtual sessions, and even a hybrid of the two. Maybe you've found yourself around the kitchen table more or taught your kids some cooking and baking tips. Video calls graciously give us the ability family, friends and co-workers from the comfort of home. And in light of these times, people have pushed through and found ways to connect with one another... determined to still make memories. And that's just what blog contributor Noreen Smith did with her COVID-19 scrapbook layout by gridding some at-home memories with the Staycation collection! What memories have you had within the walls of your home this past year? Noreen's Inspiration Sometimes you have several photos you want to include on a layout to reinforce a theme or to make sure you capture all the details of an event. In those cases I rely on small photos and a grid! In this one-page layout I was able to use seven photos of some of the things my family and I have been doing at home over the past year. It was easy and fun to create a loose grid structure to “house” all those photos, plus some cute embellishments! To create the layout you will need: Staycation Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Staycation Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Staycation Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Staycation Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers 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)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Choose which papers from the Staycation Paper Pack you will use for the base page, photo mats and grid strips. Cut seven 3"" x 3"" squares for your photo mats and four 1/2"" x 12"" strips with the 12-inch Trimmer. Use the All-Purpose Scissors to trim off 1/2"" from each end of the strips at various angles. The strips will now measure approximately 1/2"" x 11"". Step 2: Plan your grid by crisscrossing the strips over each other, like a tic-tac-toe grid. Determine where your photos will work best by arranging the photo mats in some of the spaces between the strips. Step 3: Crop your photos to measure 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"". (Tip: If you don’t want to crop out details on your photos, use photo-editing software to print two small versions of the photo onto one 4"" x 6"" photo.) Mount photos onto the paper squares with the Tape Runner. Step 4: Adhere grid strips and photos to the base page. Add embellishments to the empty spaces on the page or overlap them at the intersections of the strips as desired. Mount some with Foam Squares Adhesive for added dimension. Step 5: Create a title by trimming the navy “Home” mat to approximately 3"" x 3"", and fussy-cut the house from that same mat to layer on top. Add the “@” symbol from the White Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Step 6: Journal on the layout and add any extra stickers or embellishments as desired. How would you design your own COVID-19 scrapbook layout? Or what event would you document on a grid, like this one? Give a shout-out in the comments below! "," With everything going on in the world this past year, many of us have found ourselves spending a lot more time at home. Perhaps you've picked up a new hobby or expanded on a current one, whether it would be gardening, scrapbooking, making music, sewing, woodworking and more! Many schools have gone from in-person learning to virtual sessions, and even a hybrid of the two. Maybe you've found yourself around the kitchen table mo","Family, grid layout, Home, Scrapbook Layout, Staycation Collection, Technique","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/staycation-8.jpg,59886 "Boast a Beautiful Bond With This Family Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-04-15 16:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/15/boast-a-beautiful-bond-with-this-family-scrapbook-layout/," Family is everything. They're the ones (whether by blood or not) who have your back and pick you up when you need support, the companions who love you no matter what, the folks who cheer you on as you celebrate successes in life and the people who laugh with you and strive to see you smile. And when you want to give a shout-out to those who are near and dear to your heart, this family scrapbook layout will surely wrap up these special sentiments with its comforting-meets-charming allure. To create this layout you will need: Homestead Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rich Brown 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)CM Zero Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil Step 1: Use Rich Brown Solid Cardstock for the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of plaid paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"". Adhere to the cardstock base. Step 3: At the top of the plaid paper, use a ruler and make a pencil mark at 5-3/4"". Do the same on the bottom. Draw a light line from the pencil mark at the top of the plaid page to the pencil mark on the bottom of the plaid page. Step 4: Cut two pieces of paper to measure 11"" x 1"". Cut the ends of each piece using the 45-degree line on the 12-inch Trimmer, with the top corner of the paper point along the cutting track. Adhere these pieces so they meet up in the middle of the plaid paper, using the pencil line as a guide. Step 5: Cut two pieces of paper to measure 9"" x 1"". Cut the ends of each piece like previous pieces. Adhere along the previous pieces. Step 6: Cut two pieces of paper to measure 7"" x 1"". Cut the ends of each piece like the previous pieces. Adhere along the previous pieces. Step 7: Cut two pieces of paper to measure 5"" x 1"". Cut the ends of each piece like the previous pieces. Adhere along the previous pieces. Step 8: Cut two pieces of paper to measure 3"" x 1"". Cut the ends of each piece like the previous pieces. Adhere along the previous pieces. Step 9: Using two triangles that were cut from the ends of the paper strips, adhere to the edges of the previous strips to complete the square/diamond shape as shown. Step 10: Cut two 5"" x 5"" squares from the dark green leaves paper. Cut from corner to corner, creating two triangles from each square. Adhere in the corners of the plaid paper. Step 11: Cut two photo mats to measure 5-1/4"" x 4"". Adhere to the layout. Cut one photo to measure 3-3/4"" x 5"" and one photo to measure 5"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to the mats. Step 12: Cut two strips at varying lengths for journal boxes. Adhere to the layout and journal as desired. Step 13: Adhere stickers, using Foam Sq