Title,Author,Date,Link,Content,Excerpt,Tags,Categories,"Featured Image",ID "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 Squares on some for added dimension.What memories would you highlight in this family scrapbook layout? What projects have you created with the Homestead collection? Share your thoughts, insights, project ideas and more — you never know who YOU may inspire! "," 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 thes","Family, family memories, Homestead Collection, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/homestead_papersstickers_1920x1080.jpg,60770 "It's Home, Tweet Home With This Birdhouse Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2021-04-14 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/14/its-home-tweet-home-with-this-birdhouse-scrapbook-layout/," Many people cannot wait for spring to arrive. The Earth, on its seasonal trek, leans in closer to the sun and brings bouts of warmer weather, verdant grass, budding blooms and a chorus of chirping birds! And this springtime sensation, migration and nesting of birds is the perfect time to do some bird watching (and perhaps learning a bit about the feathered fowls that live in your area!). Just ask blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu — her and her family have been admiring recent winged additions that have called their front porch home, tweet home! Take a look at this birdhouse scrapbook layout and try it out for yourself! Sachiyo’s Inspiration  Every spring we welcome new bird families nesting at our front porch. As we usually have three bird nests in the spring — we call our front porch the “bird apartments.” My children love to see baby birds chirping and calling from the nest. We sometimes see the parent birds care for the fledglings by feeding them and watching for their safety while they are trying to fly in our backyard. Do you have bird families at your home in the spring? 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 Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Spring Cottage Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with the Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)4×6 Peekaboo Pockets™ 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 two sheets of the sky patterned paper as the base. Step 2: Fold the log cabin wood grain paper in half. Mark on the folded side at 1"" from the top (The folded side is on the left of the picture). Mark at 2"" and 3"" from the top on the other side. Draw a line connecting the 1"" and 3"" marked points. Draw a line from the midway point on the top to 2” marked point. Cut along the lines. Step 3: Cut off the sides of the largest piece (the log cabin wall) by 1"". Cut the log cabin wall and roof in half. Add to the base. Use backside of the paper for the roof. Step 4: Using the Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from the dark green tonal paper. Adhere to the bottom of the base. Set aside two pieces from the punched out shapes for “doorknobs.” Step 5: Cut two mats measuring 4"" x 6"" from the navy tonal paper. Trim the “Birds are chirping…” mat to measure 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" and adhere to one of the previously cut navy tonal mats. Cut a piece from the birch bark paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" and add to the other navy tonal mat. Add “doorknobs” and embellishments to the mats and put in Peekaboo Pockets™. Step 6: For the photo mats, cut four mats measuring 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" from the navy tonal paper and add to the page. Step 7: For the journal mat, cut a 5-1/2"" x 1-3/4"" piece of leaf chevron paper and a 5-1/4"" x 1-1/2"" piece from the birch bark paper. Adhere the smaller piece on the larger one and add to the page. Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Put the pages in the page protectors and add the Peekaboo Pockets™.Are you an avid bird-watcher? Do you like the look of this birdhouse scrapbook layout? Chirp up and let us know in the comments below! "," Many people cannot wait for spring to arrive. The Earth, on its seasonal trek, leans in closer to the sun and brings bouts of warmer weather, verdant grass, budding blooms and a chorus of chirping birds! And this springtime sensation, migration and nesting of birds is the perfect time to do some bird watching (and perhaps learning a bit about the feathered fowls that live in your area!). Just ask blog contributor Sachiyo Omit","Double Page Layouts, Nature, outdoors, Peekaboo Pockets, Spring, Spring Cottage Collection, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/spring-cottage-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories.jpg,59940 "Sip, Sip, Hooray With These Wine Scrapbook Borders","Krislyn Mattei","2021-04-13 16:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/13/sip-sip-hooray-with-these-wine-scrapbook-borders/," It's happy hour every hour when you make projects with the Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge! This cartridge creates a wine bottle, wine glass and champagne flute design to uncork your creativity for layouts of weddings and anniversaries, birthdays, New Year’s Eve, trips to the vineyard, celebrating promotions and even those relaxing staycation moments at home. (Hello, game nights and stay-at-home wine tastings!) And whether you prefer a fruity rosé, a full-bodied red, a bright white or non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice, you're sure to be be grape-ful to add this BMC to your toolbox! Toast to new delights with these wine scrapbook borders! To create these borders 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)Aqua, Leaf Green, Navy & Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Wine Chain Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dine Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Deckle, Scallop & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning soonTape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/MXgmGPr3z04 Game Night Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of teal camera lens bursts paper for the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of teal Wi-Fi icons paper. Adhere to the base at an angle. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 1-3/8"" section of pink striped paper and adhere on top. Add a Dominoes border sticker underneath. Step 3: With the Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with Navy Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the middle of the pink striped piece. Step 4: Add embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Staying In Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of yellow suns paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of navy chevron paper and mount on top. Adhere a houses border sticker near the top edge of the navy strip. Step 2: With the Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with the conversation bubbles paper. Adhere to the middle of the navy strip and slightly below the houses border sticker as shown. Punch another border with teal Wi-Fi icons paper. Mount on the border using Foam Squares. Step 3: Add the wine glasses and grapes sticker, the “Staying in” sticker and the “Home” Scrabble tiles embellishment. At-Home Essentials Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of pink striped paper for the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip with Leaf Green Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the base. Cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip of multi-hued map pinpoint icons paper and adhere near the lower edge of the scalloped green strip. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" strip of dark green arrows paper and adhere near the top edge of the scalloped green strip. Step 3: With the Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with conversation bubbles paper. Mount on the dark green arrows strip. With the Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch borders from small pieces of Aqua, Leaf Green and Navy Solid Cardstocks. Trim out small sections of glasses and wine bottles from each and adhere to the border with Foam Squares as shown. Step 4: Add stickers as desired. Time for a Staycation Border Try pairing the Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge with the Dine Border Punch! Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade, cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of navy chevron paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" strip of pink striped paper and adhere near the top of the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-3/4"" strip of yellow diagonal striped paper and adhere near the bottom of the base. Step 2: With the Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from dark green arrows paper and adhere to the border, about 1/2"" from the top edge. Step 3: With the Dine Border Punch, punch a border with Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the border, about 1/2"" from the bottom edge. With the Dine Border Punch, punch a border with yellow suns paper. Trim out five plates and mount on top of the platinum plates. Step 4: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension.Which of these wine scrapbook borders and party scrapbook borders has you on cloud wine? And what kinds of projects have you made with Staycation collection and Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge? Let us know! "," It's happy hour every hour when you make projects with the Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge! This cartridge creates a wine bottle, wine glass and champagne flute design to uncork your creativity for layouts of weddings and anniversaries, birthdays, New Year’s Eve, trips to the vineyard, celebrating promotions and even those relaxing staycation moments at home. (Hello, game nights and stay-at-home wine tastings!) And whethe","Border Ideas, Border Maker System, Borders, Food, Home, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Staycation Collection, Wine","Border Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/winechainbmc_1920x1080.jpg,59859 "Collect and Corral Creativity With This Farmhouse Chic Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-04-12 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/12/collect-and-corral-creativity-with-this-farmhouse-chic-scrapbook-layout/," What do you think of when you look back on the memories of your childhood? Was there a momentous occasion close to your heart that you can still recall, or perhaps you can remember a day playing games and having fun with those dearest to you or maybe it’s the quality (and tail-wagging) time you spent with a beloved pet? No matter what comes to mind, creating memories, from childhood into adulthood, is what life is all about. Memories remind us of the important people and places we hold dear to our hearts. And if you want to build a happy home for your most special memories, the Homestead collection, like this farmhouse chic scrapbook layout, constructs just that! See for yourself! 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)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)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Homestead collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/fzOeGPg0yq8 Step 1: Cut 11 pieces of paper to measure 6"" x 2"" from a various patterned papers.  Step 2: With the brushed metal paper, adhere the various patterned pieces. (One corner will be the brushed metal paper.) Step 3: Using the Custom Cutting System and the Jumbo Circle Pattern, align on top of the previous piece and use the Blue Blade to cut the from the middle. Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut 1/4"" from each side of the paper. Step 4: Adhere photos from the back side of the circle, filling in the circle as much as possible. If there are any open spots, fill the back of the circle with paper. Set aside. Step 5: Using the Custom Cutting System and the Jumbo Circle Pattern, align it on the brown leather paper, use the Blue Blade to cut from the inside edge. Without moving the Jumbo Circle, cut using the Red Blade. This will give you three pieces— a circle, a ring and the outer piece.  Step 6: Use the outer piece as the base for the layout. Adhere the previous piece with the circle/photo to the middle of the brown leather piece. Step 7: Adhere the ring to the outside edge of the photo circle. Step 8: Adhere small mat to journal on. Journal as desired. Step 9: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.What speaks most to you with the farmhouse chic scrapbook layout? What photos or memories would you share? Give a shout-out in the comments below! "," What do you think of when you look back on the memories of your childhood? Was there a momentous occasion close to your heart that you can still recall, or perhaps you can remember a day playing games and having fun with those dearest to you or maybe it’s the quality (and tail-wagging) time you spent with a beloved pet? No matter what comes to mind, creating memories, from childhood into adulthood, is what life is all about","Cat, Custom Cutting System, Homestead Collection, Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/homestead_collection2_1920x1080.jpg,60767 "Virtual Crop Weekend Special: Order Now to Get Your Journal Jive Bundle","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-04-11 10:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/11/virtual-crop-weekend-special-order-now-to-get-your-journal-jive-bundle/," Good times and journal vibes are waiting for you! Why's that? Because of the Virtual Crop Weekend Special, that's why! This pop-up promo is your doodling, dotting, drawing and dabbling opportunity to get the Journal Jive Bundle FREE! Yes, FREE! All you have to do is make a qualifying purchase on CM products from now until April 12 at noon CT (AU: 13 April at 3am AET) and you'll get the exclusive Wavy Mini Journal Template (perfect for making creative journal lines and decorating layouts, cards and other crafts!) and Light Gray Dot Tip Pen! Want to see how it jives a cool presence onto your pages? Take a look below with these three awesome layouts! (Hint: You're going to love them!)For the Virtual Crop Weekend Special details, visit: US | CA | AU Seek Beauty in All Things Layout 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)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Cartridge expected in MayJournal Jive Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: From a piece of brushed metal paper, cut a 2-1/4"" x 11"" strip. Step 2: Cut 1"" x 10-3/4"" strips from the anemones and greenery paper and the plaid paper, and adhere the strips side by side on top of the brushed metal strip to make a border. Step 3: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge (or any Border Maker Cartridge) to punch a border from the brushed metal paper. Trim to measure 10-3/4"" and adhere to the middle of the border. Step 4: From brushed metal paper, cut two strips that measure 4-1/4"" x 10"" each. Step 5: From an 8"" x 5"" piece of White Solid Cardstock, use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade to cut a small amount off of the top and bottom 8"" edges.  Step 6: Cut the piece in half at 4”, and cut the pieces in half again at approximately 2-1/2”.  Step 7: Use the Wavy Mini Journal Template and Light Gray Dot Tip Pen to trace a scallop edge and dots on the cut scallop edges, as well as wavy journal lines. Step 8: Rub the thicker dot tip point of the pen over the edges of the White Solid Cardstock pieces. Adhere the pieces to the tops and bottoms of the brushed metal strips.  Step 9: Adhere 4” x 6” photos in the middle of the brushed metal pieces. Step 10: Add embellishments and stickers adhering with Foam Squares. Step 11: Journal as desire with Light Gray Dot Tip Pen. Butterfly Layout To create this layout you will need: Spring Cottage Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Spring Cottage Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Charcoal & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Journal Jive Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: From a sheet of 12x12 Charcoal Solid Cardstock, cut a 1-1/2"" wide L-shape piece. Step 2: From a sheet of 12x12 White Solid Cardstock, cut a 1"" wide L-shape piece. Adhere this to the Charcoal Solid Cardstock piece, leaving an 1/8"" edge of Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Step 3: Use the Wavy Mini Journal Template and the Light Gray Dot Tip Pen to trace a dotted scallop design on the white L-shaped piece. Journal on top of the traced designs. Step 4: Cut yellow dragonflies paper to 11"" x 11"" and adhere to the L-shaped piece, leaving an 1/8"" of Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Step 5: Crop four photos to measure 4"" x 4-1/2"" and mat with four 4-1/8"" x 4-5/8"" pieces of White Solid Cardstock. Step 6: From White Solid Cardstock, cut a 1"" x 9-1/4"" strip and trim one long edge with the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade. Use the Wavy Mini Journal Template and Light Gray Dot Tip Pen to trace a dotted scallop design near the scallop edge of the strip. Cut a 1/2"" x 9-1/4"" strip from Charcoal Solid Cardstock and adhere behind the white scalloped piece. Trim and add a leaves border sticker. Step 7: Use Custom Cutting System with the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Red Blade on the instead edge to cut an oval from Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Adhere a title sticker to the oval. Step 8: Add stickers as shown adhering with Foam Squares. Family Layout 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)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)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: From a piece of brushed metal paper, cut four 5/8"" x 12"" strips. Step 3: From White Solid Cardstock, cut four 1/2"" x 12"" strips. Use the Wavy Mini Journal Template and Light Gray Dot Tip Pen to trace the wavy dotted design onto the strips. Adhere strips to the brushed metal strips and adhere to the outer edges of a sheet of reclaimed wood paper as shown. Step 3: Use the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade on the inside edge to cut four circles from a wood grain variety mat. Adhere the circles to the intersections of the four strips with Foam Squares. Step 4: Cut a 6-1/4"" x 9"" piece from the plaid paper and a 9"" x 5-3/4"" piece from the herringbone paper. Adhere the pieces as shown. Step 5: Cut a 7-1/4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of White Solid Cardstock for a photo mat and a 1/2"" x 5-1/4"" strip for a journal box. Add to layout as shown. Step 6: Add embellishments and stickers as desired using Foam Squares to add dimension. Step 7: Journal with the Gray Dot Tip Pen.Feeling inspired to do add some journal dimension and doodles to your layouts? Take advantage of this Virtual Crop Weekend Special and get your hands on the Journal Jive Bundle before this pop-up promo ends April 12 at noon CT (AU: 13 April at 3am AET)! Remember, for the Virtual Crop Weekend Special details, visit: US | CA | AU "," Good times and journal vibes are waiting for you! Why's that? Because of the Virtual Crop Weekend Special, that's why! This pop-up promo is your doodling, dotting, drawing and dabbling opportunity to get the Journal Jive Bundle FREE! Yes, FREE! All you have to do is make a qualifying purchase on CM products from now until April 12 at noon CT (AU: 13 April at 3am AET) and you'll get the exclusive Wavy Mini Journal Template (pe","Dot Pens, Journal, Journal Template, Journaling, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Virtual Crop","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/journaljive_bundle_1920x1080.jpg,61056 "Win a Roundabout Recipe Template: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2021-04-10 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/10/win-a-roundabout-recipe-template-virtual-crop-challenge-6/," Saturday, April 10: 1pm CT Time flies when you're having fun, and that statement definitely rings true with Virtual Crop weekends! We're already to the sixth and final challenge of the April Virtual Crop, but have no fear — you still have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit all your layouts and qualify for prizes! Let's end on a great note with Challenge #6, ready and waiting for your savvy skills! 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, April 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: 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. “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, April 10: 1pm CT Time flies when you're having fun, and that statement definitely rings true with Virtual Crop weekends! We're already to the sixth and final challenge of the April Virtual Crop, but have no fear — you still have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit all your layouts and qualify for prizes! Let's end on a great note with Challenge #6, ready and waiting for your savvy skills! For a refresh","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/bohoescape_layout3_1080x1080.jpg,60965 "Win a Homestead Prize Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2021-04-10 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/10/win-a-homestead-prize-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5/," Saturday, April 10: 11am, 1pm CT Give yourselves a pat on the back — your creativity and innovation is so inspiring! Kudos to you! Let's keep the momentum rolling with another superb sketch. Get ready, get set... say hello to 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, April 15, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to piece together a brick wall backdrop for your layout with CM Advisor Tonia Nichols. https://youtu.be/06PtPOya9-M Created by Tonia Nichols – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Homestead or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)EXPECTED IN MAY: Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge 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 get a FREE Journal Jive Bundle featuring the exclusive Wavy Mini Journal Template and Light Gray Dot Tip Pen with qualifying purchases NOW through April 12 at noon CT (AU: 13 April at 3am AET) or while supplies last! You'll love it for doodling and creating unique journal lines on your layouts! How fun is that?! Learn More: US | CA | AU “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brene Brown "," Saturday, April 10: 11am, 1pm CT Give yourselves a pat on the back — your creativity and innovation is so inspiring! Kudos to you! Let's keep the momentum rolling with another superb sketch. Get ready, get set... say hello to 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 Pac","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tonianichols_sketch5_finallayout_edit.jpg,60955 "Win a Homestead Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2021-04-10 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/10/win-a-homestead-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-4/," Saturday, April 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Good morning, scrappers! Who's ready for the second day of this month's Virtual Crop? (We are, we are!) Grab your coffee and corral your scrapbooking supplies — Challenge #4 is queued up and ready for you! 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, April 15, at noon CT. Created by Amanda Wik – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Art Nouveau 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 get a FREE Journal Jive Bundle featuring the exclusive Wavy Mini Journal Template and Light Gray Dot Tip Pen with qualifying purchases NOW through April 12 at noon CT (AU: 13 April at 3am AET) or while supplies last! You'll love it for doodling and creating unique journal lines on your layouts! How fun is that?! Learn More: US | CA | AU “Creativity never goes out of style.” "," Saturday, April 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Good morning, scrappers! Who's ready for the second day of this month's Virtual Crop? (We are, we are!) Grab your coffee and corral your scrapbooking supplies — Challenge #4 is queued up and ready for you! 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","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/sketch4_amandawik_finallayout_edit.jpg,60943 "Win Your Choice of a Gift Pocket Card Kit or Blue Jeans Card Kit: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2021-04-09 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/09/win-your-choice-of-a-gift-pocket-card-kit-or-blue-jeans-card-kit-virtual-crop-challenge-3/," Friday, April 9: 5pm CT | Saturday, April 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We’re almost done with the first day of the April Virtual Crop, but the inspiration and festivities have only just begun! Be sure to set your alarm clock for 9am CT tomorrow because that’s when Challenge #4 and the second day of the Virtual Crop will rock 'n' roll! But until then, let's take on Challenge #3, shall we? 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, April 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: 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. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, April 9: 5pm CT | Saturday, April 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We’re almost done with the first day of the April Virtual Crop, but the inspiration and festivities have only just begun! Be sure to set your alarm clock for 9am CT tomorrow because that’s when Challenge #4 and the second day of the Virtual Crop will rock 'n' roll! But until then, let's take on Challenge #3, shall we? For a refresher on VC instructions,","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/springcottage_layout2_1080x1080.jpg,60935 "Win a Homestead Prize Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2021-04-09 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/09/win-a-homestead-prize-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2/," Friday, April 9: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, April 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Now that's how you kick off a Virtual Crop! If the first sketch submissions were any indication of how this weekend will go, we're in for a real treat! But now it's time for Challenge #2, so show off your creativity! 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, April 15, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tips and ideas to create this sketch with CM Advisor Michele Norman. https://youtu.be/R3qc3rfhWMk Created by Michele Norman – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada 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 get a FREE Journal Jive Bundle featuring the exclusive Wavy Mini Journal Template and Light Gray Dot Tip Pen with qualifying purchases NOW through April 12 at noon CT (AU: 13 April at 3am AET) or while supplies last! You'll love it for doodling and creating unique journal lines on your layouts! How fun is that?! Learn More: US | CA | AU “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, April 9: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, April 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Now that's how you kick off a Virtual Crop! If the first sketch submissions were any indication of how this weekend will go, we're in for a real treat! But now it's time for Challenge #2, so show off your creativity! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awar","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/sketch2_michelenorman_final_edit.jpg,60922 "Win Your Choice of a Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge or Horse Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2021-04-09 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/09/win-your-choice-of-a-wine-chain-border-maker-cartridge-or-horse-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-1/," Friday, April 9: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, April 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Welcome, one and all, to the April Virtual Crop! It's time for our monthly virtual get-together of crafting, creativity and the chance to win some oh-so-cool prizes! Ready to get started? 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, April 15, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to create a custom-sized Peekaboo Pocket™ with CM Advisor Skye Bennett. https://youtu.be/tv2QsFL-o_c Created by Skye Bennett – 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. And Have You Seen the Virtual Crop Weekend Special?! You can get a FREE Journal Jive Bundle featuring the exclusive Wavy Mini Journal Template and Light Gray Dot Tip Pen with qualifying purchases NOW through April 12 at noon CT (AU: 13 April at 3am AET) or while supplies last! You'll love it for doodling and creating unique journal lines on your layouts! How fun is that?! Learn More: US | CA | AU “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, April 9: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, April 10: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Welcome, one and all, to the April Virtual Crop! It's time for our monthly virtual get-together of crafting, creativity and the chance to win some oh-so-cool prizes! Ready to get started? 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 y","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,60709 "It's a Match Made in Heaven With This Wedding Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-04-08 16:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/08/its-a-match-made-in-heaven-with-this-wedding-scrapbook-layout/," One of the most beautiful aspects of a wedding ceremony is the symbolic and literal blending and unity — two unique individuals (with their own hobbies, traditions and families) joining together as one in love. And after the vows are stated, the rings are exchanged, the bouquet is tossed and the reception has come to a close, turn toward the Keep the Faith collection to commemorate and look back on this blessed occasion for years and years to come — whether it's to observe your own wedding or to celebrate a family member's or friend's special day! 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)Cross Punch 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: Cut a piece of gray tonal crosshatch paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 4"" and adhere to the top of the navy diamonds tonal paper. Step 2: Cut a piece of sky blue crosses designer paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 7"" and adhere to the bottom of navy diamonds tonal paper. Step 3: Layer and adhere two sticker borders in-between the two pieces sky blue crosses and navy diamonds papers. Step 4: Cut a piece of terra cotta crosshatch tonal paper into two 4-1/4” x 6-1/4” pieces to use as photo mats. Mat two photos and adhere to the layout. Step 5: Using Cross Punch, punch seven different designer and tonal papers. From the same papers, also cut 5/8"" strips in lengths of 2-1/8"", 1-3/4"", 1-1/2"" and 1-1/8"".  Adhere the strips and cross pieces as shown on the top portion of the layout. Step 6: Add stickers and embellishments as shown, adhering some with Foam Squares for added dimension.Does this wedding scrapbook layout have you saying “I do?” (On that note, what do you like most about weddings?) Tell us your thoughts, ideas of what ceremonies or blessed memories you'd showcase or anything you'd like to share! "," One of the most beautiful aspects of a wedding ceremony is the symbolic and literal blending and unity — two unique individuals (with their own hobbies, traditions and families) joining together as one in love. And after the vows are stated, the rings are exchanged, the bouquet is tossed and the reception has come to a close, turn toward the Keep the Faith collection to commemorate and look back on this blessed occasion for","Church, Cross Punch, Faith, Keep the Faith Collection, Religious, Wedding","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/keepthefaith_papers_1920x1080.jpg,59912 "This Farmhouse Chic Scrapbook Layout Builds a Happy Home for Your Memories",melissaullmann,"2021-04-07 16:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/07/this-farmhouse-chic-scrapbook-layout-builds-a-happy-home-for-your-memories/," Sure, it takes hands to build a house... but it takes heart and love to build a home. And if you want to pay homage to the caring comfort, laughter, special memories and more from within the walls and beams of your home, then the charm of the Homestead collection can construct just that! See how various mats from this refreshingly rustic collection builds a beautiful presence for your precious homely happenings. To create this layout you will need: Homestead Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Homestead Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)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 cardstock or a paper pack insert for the base of the layout. Step 2: Adhere two small mats and two large mats in a “plus sign” so they align along the middle and edges.  Step 3: Cut one large mat into two pieces that measure 6-1/2"" x 1-1/2"". Adhere along the edges of the previous large mats (top and bottom) as shown. Step 4: Cut one small mat into two pieces that measure 1-1/2"" x 6"". Adhere along the edges (sides) of the previous small mats as shown.  Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments as desired, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired on the mat.What do you like about this farmhouse chic scrapbook layout? Are you a fan of mat packs? Let us know what you think in the comments! "," Sure, it takes hands to build a house... but it takes heart and love to build a home. And if you want to pay homage to the caring comfort, laughter, special memories and more from within the walls and beams of your home, then the charm of the Homestead collection can construct just that! See how various mats from this refreshingly rustic collection builds a beautiful presence for your precious homely happenings. To","Family, family memories, Homestead Collection, Mat Pack","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/homestead_mats_1920x1080.jpg,60775 "Simple Steps To Mighty Marvels: DIY 8x8 Scrapbook Album Idea","Krislyn Mattei","2021-04-06 16:00:42",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/06/simple-steps-to-mighty-marvels-diy-8x8-scrapbook-album-idea/," They may be smaller than a regular 12x12 album, but 8x8 album covers sure are mighty! Speaking of 8x8s, have you placed your orders for the latest-and-greatest 8x8 albums? There are eight options for you to pick from between now and the 13th of April (or while supplies last!), including two foiled bookcloth options, Vintage Green Herringbone and Antique Red Tile, and six solid sensations in Tide Pool, Ruby, Cobalt, Chocolate, Icy Blue and Ebony! These exclusive albums are perfectly sized photo- and memory-capturing parcels, and are also fabulous as gifts, weekender projects, as a coffee table album and more! Ready to get started on a DIY 8x8 scrapbook album? Then follow along with blog contributor Krislyn Mattei as she shows you a quick and easy way to make numerous 8x8 layouts with just a few supplies and tools of your choice! Easy-peasy, 8x8s are breezy! Krislyn’s Inspiration: The perfect gift-sized 8x8 album covers are back for a limited time, so now is the time to create something special to give for Mother's Day, Father's Day and any everyday occasion. A few years ago I developed this easy-to-follow method for creating a simple, yet decorative 8x8 album. This method works with any paper pack and combination of Border Maker Cartridges. I've turned to it several times when I've wanted to make a small gift or specialty album, so I thought I'd share it once again with you. This time I wanted to create a little coffee table album of some of our family's cherished moments at the cabin. I'm using the Spring Cottage Designer Paper Pack and Stickers, as well as a few of the newest and cutest Border Maker Cartridges — Climbing Vine Chain, Gemstone Chain, Bridge and Clouds. Watch how I use a simple cutting guide to create elements I can mix and match for all the pages. https://youtu.be/_rrKJZW6Yi4 While you can easily create your album with just half a paper pack, you have more decorative options when you add in the rest of the pack. In my example below, I used the full pack of Spring Cottage papers, choosing to follow the cutting instructions for all 12 papers. I loved how the addition of a few full 8"" x 8"" pieces of paper and additional photo mats added some extra pops to my layouts. For a look at how an album can look with half the pack, click here. To create this 8x8 album you will need: 8x8 Album Cover or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) - Only available until the 13th of April!8x8 Refill Pages or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Paper Pack of Your Choice or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) (6-12 sheets — see instructions below)Coordinating Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) and/or Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Original Border Maker System with Climbing Vine Chain, Gemstone Chain, Bridge & Clouds 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)Optional: Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Optional: Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Cutting Instructions (for Papers 1-6): Reference this as your cutting guide for each paper you choose. Follow the steps below to see how to use it step by step. Step 1: Cut a paper lengthwise at the 8"" mark to make 8"" x 12"" and 4"" x 12"" pieces. Step 2: With the 8"" x 12"" piece, cut 4 inches off the long side to make 8"" x 8"" and 8"" x 4"" pieces. Step 3: The 8"" x 8"" square will make several border pieces. (Tip: Make sure to check both sides of the paper to orient the design the way you want it before cutting.) Using the Border Maker System and Border Maker Cartridges of your choice, punch three different borders, trimming out as needed. Cut the remaining piece into strips (approximately two 1-1/2"" x 8"" strips will work). Step 4: Cut the 4"" x 12"" strip into either one 4"" x 4"" and one 4"" x 8"" pieces OR three 4"" x 4"" squares. Cutting Instructions (for Papers 7-12 — Optional): Cut a paper lengthwise at the 8"" mark to make 8"" x 12"" and 4"" x 12"" pieces.With the 8"" x 12"" piece, cut 4 inches off the long side to make 8"" x 8"" and 8"" x 4"" pieces.Keep the 8"" x 8"" square uncut to wallpaper a layout.Cut the 4"" x 12"" strip into either one "" x 4"" and one 4"" x 8"" pieces OR three 4"" x 4"" squares. Page Completion: Now’s the fun part! Mix and match punched borders, strips and rectangles onto each of the pages. Use the 4"" x 4"" squares as photo mats or journal boxes and decorate as desired. Add stickers, mounting some with Foam Squares to make them pop. Each album will be unique, fun and oh-so-easy to put together! Here's a look at the way my layouts turned out. What do you like most about this DIY 8x8 scrapbook album idea? What designer papers, Border Maker Cartridges and other products would you use to create these mini marvels? Share your thoughts and ideas with us! "," They may be smaller than a regular 12x12 album, but 8x8 album covers sure are mighty! Speaking of 8x8s, have you placed your orders for the latest-and-greatest 8x8 albums? There are eight options for you to pick from between now and the 13th of April (or while supplies last!), including two foiled bookcloth options, Vintage Green Herringbone and Antique Red Tile, and six solid sensations in Tide Pool, Ruby, Cobalt, Chocolate,","8x8 Album, 8x8 Layout, Gift Album, mini album, Scrapbook Albums, Spring Cottage Collection","Great Gift Ideas,Ideas for Mom,Mini Album Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/8x8-gift-scrapbook-album-creative-memories23.jpg,60827 "Feel at Home, Sweet Home With This Farmhouse Chic Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-04-05 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/05/feel-at-home-sweet-home-with-this-farmhouse-chic-scrapbook-layout/," Home, sweet home — there is something nostalgic, comforting and inviting about the place we call home. It’s the abode where we sit down to gather and eat around the table, the spot where we entertain friends and family, a setting where we enjoy our home goods and decor — it's the place we make our own. And as the old adage goes, “There's no place like home.” In fact, that's just what the Homestead collection is all about! Inspired by rustic designs from home interiors (with hints of industrial accents!), these products construct a happy foundation for your moments of quality time spent at home, summer and spring, days out on the farm or ranch and more. Ready to see its charm? Then invite this farmhouse chic scrapbook layout into your album today! 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)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 reclaimed wood texture paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece from the light plaid paper to measure 4"" x 12"". Adhere to the left edge of the layout. Step 3: Adhere three laser-cut borders atop of the light plaid paper. Step 4: Cut two photo mats from the black plaid paper to measure 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere two photos that measure 6"" x 4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 5: Cut two pieces from the brown leather paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"". Adhere these pieces behind the square decorative wooden window frame laser-cut embellishments. Adhere larger square to the upper-left of the layout and the smaller square along the bottom-right side of the layout so that it hangs off the edge. Cut the piece off using a scissors, and adhere along the top-right of the layout. Step 6: Cut 1/2"" strips that are varying lengths for the journal strips. Adhere to the layout. Journal as desired. Step 7: Adhere the “Life” embellishment to the layout, fussy cutting around it with a scissors.  Step 8: Adhere the remaining embellishments using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.What are your thoughts on the Homestead collection? Do you feel the comforts of home with the farmhouse chic scrapbook layout? Let us know in the comments below — we want to hear from you! "," Home, sweet home — there is something nostalgic, comforting and inviting about the place we call home. It’s the abode where we sit down to gather and eat around the table, the spot where we entertain friends and family, a setting where we enjoy our home goods and decor — it's the place we make our own. And as the old adage goes, “There's no place like home.” In fact, that's just what the Homestead collection is","Family, Farm, Homestead Collection, Horses, Laser Cut Embellishments, outdoors, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/homestead_bordersembellishments_1920x1080.jpg,60667 "Hatch a Plan to Create These Easter Scrapbook Projects","Creative Memories","2021-04-02 15:00:33",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/02/hatch-a-plan-to-create-these-easter-scrapbook-projects/," Easter — decorative eggs, candy galore (iconic marshmallow chicks or cream-filled eggs, anyone?), church services, fresh flowers, clothes of pastel perfection — it's all happening this weekend! To help with the Easter egg-citement, we've compiled a roundup of layouts, mini-baskets, cards and more that will even make Peter Cottontail hop down the bunny trail with scrapbooking glee! So, after you load up your Easter baskets, fill up on these Easter scrapbook projects — they're sure to make some-bunny's day! This Easter Scrapbook Layout Is Egg-stra Special Get Instructions! Express Divine Designs With These DIY Faith Cards Get Instructions! Create Easter Mini-Baskets and DIY Easter Cards with the Easter Blessing Theme Pack Get Instructions! Hop into Action with this Easter Scrapbook Border Get Instructions! Count Your Blessings with this Easter Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Get Egg-cited for Easter with this Easter Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Make an Egg-cellent Easter Scrapbook Layout! Get Instructions! Happy Easter! Learn How to Create an Adorable Easter Bunny Layout 🐰 Get Instructions! How are you spending Easter this year? What do you like most about this occasion? And what kinds of photos will you be taking on this special spring day? Let us know in the comments below! Happy Easter! "," Easter — decorative eggs, candy galore (iconic marshmallow chicks or cream-filled eggs, anyone?), church services, fresh flowers, clothes of pastel perfection — it's all happening this weekend! To help with the Easter egg-citement, we've compiled a roundup of layouts, mini-baskets, cards and more that will even make Peter Cottontail hop down the bunny trail with scrapbooking glee! So, after you load up your Easter basket","Border Ideas, Card Making, Cards, Church, Easter, Easter Blessings Theme Pack, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/easter_2021_1080x1080.jpg,60604 "TODAY ONLY: Get the Motivating Microchip!","Creative Memories","2021-04-01 07:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/04/01/today-only-get-the-motivating-microchip/," Is your scrapbooking being ignored? Are you having trouble finding the motivation to get your projects done? Are the responsibilities of your life interfering with your crafting? Not anymore — kiss your laziness goodbye with the Motivating Microchip, the latest innovation in scrapbooking productivity from Creative Memories! Learn about the Motivating Microchip in the video below to see if it's right for you! https://youtu.be/vEnPsG5ffQU Share this video on Facebook today! This exclusive product is only available until Thursday, April 1, at 11:59pm CT, so don't miss out on this opportunity to become the most productive scrapbooker possible! What sorts of ways would the Motivating Microchip help you out? Let us know in the comments! P.S. Happy April Fools’ Day! "," Is your scrapbooking being ignored? Are you having trouble finding the motivation to get your projects done? Are the responsibilities of your life interfering with your crafting? Not anymore — kiss your laziness goodbye with the Motivating Microchip, the latest innovation in scrapbooking productivity from Creative Memories! Learn about the Motivating Microchip in the video below to see if it's right for you! http","April Fools, Creative Memories, Motivating Microchip","Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/aprilfools_794x474.jpg,60502 "This Easter Scrapbook Layout Is Egg-stra Special","Creative Memories","2021-03-31 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/31/this-easter-scrapbook-layout-is-egg-stra-special/," Easter is right around the corner, and the preparations are in full swing with adorable bunny decorations, kiddos dyeing eggs (and unavoidably, their hands!) in bright hues and blooms of tulips, lilies and daffodils wafting their floral presence through the air. Even Advisor Jennene Doyle has started prepping for this egg-citing occasion with an Easter scrapbook layout that's sure to make you crack a smile. In fact, she uses a cool weaving technique, as well as a trick with the Dot Tip Pens — hoppin' into action to make beautiful designs. Ready to see what it's all about? Jennene’s Inspiration: Easter is approaching, so there’s no better time to start getting prepared for those special photos. I wanted to make a special page this year for a photo of my granddaughter and an Easter egg. I love the hues of the Dot Tip Pens and the variety of ways of using them. Combining the softened shades of the Dot Tip Pens with the Spring Cottage Paper Pack, woven as a basket, completed the page. Layout by Jennene Doyle – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Spring Cottage Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Alphabet Stamp Kit System or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dot Tip Pens or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Oval 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)Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)PencilOld plastic lid/bagSmall pieces of cosmetic sponges Step 1: Use a Dot Tip Pen with the thicker end to squiggle a patch on an old plastic lid/bag. Add a few small drops of clean water and mix onto one side of a small piece of cosmetic sponge. Use the sponge to transfer the muted hue onto a patch of your White Solid Cardstock. The patch needs to be big enough to cut out a few small ovals for eggs approximately 3 1/2"" x 3 1/2"" in size. Step 2: Repeat the transfer of hues of desired pens onto patches of your White Solid Cardstock using a clean section of lid/bag and clean section of sponge. Allow time for ink to dry. Step 3: Carefully line up the second-largest Oval Custom Cutting Pattern on one of your transferred patches, ready to cut an oval on the inside track with the Blue Blade. Align the pattern toward the edge of patch, saving ample hues for more ovals to be cut. Step 4: Use the matching Dot Tip Pen to decorate each of your cut ovals into “Easter eggs.” Experiment with combinations of dots and lines using both the thick and fine tip of the pens. See photos for examples. Step 5: Use the Alphabet Stamp Kit System to stamp individual letters onto your patches, allowing space around them to cut ovals as shown. Step 6: Carefully line up the second-smallest Oval Custom Cutting Pattern on one of your stamped letter patches, ready to cut an oval on the inside track with the Blue Blade. Cut out each letter individually. Step 7: To make the basket, cut an oval out of a sheet of leaf chevron paper using the second-largest Oval Custom Cutting Pattern on the outside track with the Blue Blade. Without moving the pattern and using the Red Blade, cut around half of the oval again, forming your “basket handle.” Step 8: Fold down the top section of the basket over to meet the base. Along the folded edge, align your ruler to mark at each 1/2"" interval. The outer edges will be just short of 1/2"". Unfold the paper and carefully line up on your 12-inch Trimmer. Fold the handle out of the way and then cut from the marks on the fold line through, forming rows of strips ready for weaving. It is easy to cut on the 12-inch Trimmer if you follow the grid lines printed on the trimmer. Line up your fold line on a horizontal line, continuing to keep it that way for all cuts. Use the clear pull-down sight on your trimmer, lining it up at your pencil marks. As you make your first cuts you can continue to make the remainder of cuts straight by lining the cuts with the grid lines. Step 9: Prepare the other half of the basket by lining up the 12-inch Trimmer and making cut slits parallel to the fold at 1/2"" intervals. Cut carefully, starting and stopping inside the edge of the oval and leaving a margin around the edge. Remember, you can stop and check how far you have cut, then cut some more if you just keep your paper in place. You may like to finish the cuts carefully with the All-Purpose Scissors. Step 10: Weave the cut strips in between the cut slits, alternating with folding the strips forward and backward at the middle fold. You will need to continually tighten the weave to allow space for all the strips to be woven. Attach edges with the Repositionable Tape Runner. Trim the base flat. Step 11: Using yellow dragonflies paper and your 12-inch Trimmer, cut a hollow square making 1"" wide frame. Use the 12-inch Trimmer to trim 1/2"" off the top and one side of a sheet of White Solid Cardstock, leaving you with an 11-1/2"" square. Use Tape Runner attach the White Solid Cardstock to the hollow yellow dragonflies square. Step 12: Using yellow dragonflies paper and your 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 7"" x 5"" mat. This can be trimmed out to have a 1/2"" frame, reserving the middle for another project. Using leaf chevron paper and your 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 6 1/2"" x 4 1/2"" mat. This too can be trimmed out to have a 1/2"" frame. Align and attach the cut mats to form a double-mat that is now ready for your special 6"" x 4"" photo. Step 12: Arrange all your elements on the page, leaving even spacings and room for journal areas. Attach with your choice of adhesive, popping up some of the eggs with Foam Squares and aligning some eggs over any uneven woven pieces of basket. Step 13: Use Dot Tip Pens to draw a border around the page, dots in corners and “strings” to hang your page title on. Have fun and don’t forget to journal!What do you admire most about this Easter scrapbook layout? What are some of your Easter traditions, or how do you plan to spend this egg-cellent Sunday occasion? (Don't worry, we're done with the puns now!) Share with us in the comments below! "," Easter is right around the corner, and the preparations are in full swing with adorable bunny decorations, kiddos dyeing eggs (and unavoidably, their hands!) in bright hues and blooms of tulips, lilies and daffodils wafting their floral presence through the air. Even Advisor Jennene Doyle has started prepping for this egg-citing occasion with an Easter scrapbook layout that's sure to make you crack a smile. In fact, she uses ","Crafts, Easter, Spring Cottage Collection, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/easter-egg-dot-pen-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories1.jpg,60516 "Splash Into Staycation Success With This Summer Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-03-30 14:31:40",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/30/splash-into-staycation-success-with-this-summer-scrapbook-layout/," Who says you need to go to a fancy resort to have an awesome vacation? There’s beauty and adventure to be found on your doorstep, backyard, park or local surroundings and landmarks... without the hassle of jet lag or costs of hotels, transportation and more! Even better, staycations can be every bit as relaxing and fun, and can help you get “away” from daily hustles and bustles and to recharge. Ready to splash into action? Then take advantage of this summer scrapbook layout — it's sure to make your next staycation beam bright within your album! To create this 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)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning AprilTape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Hunter Dot Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of dark green arrows paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of yellow suns paper and adhere it on the top of the layout. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of yellow diagonal striped paper and mount it underneath the suns strip. Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of yellow diagonal striped paper and adhere it on the bottom of the layout. Step 3: Cut a 2-1/2"" section from the middle of the houses border sticker and adhere it to the layout along with the “In the backyard” sticker. Adhere the rest of the houses border sticker along the bottom, placing the pool embellishment in the middle, covering the gap. Adhere the zigzag striped border stickers and remaining stickers as shown, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Crop three photos to 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Cut three 4"" x 4-3/4"" pieces of White Solid Cardstock. Mount the photos on the cardstock and adhere to the layout. Step 5: With the Hunter Dot Tip Pen, draw journal lines along the bottom of the cardstock mats. Journal with the Black Dual-Tip Pen.Do you have any fun staycation plans coming up? If so, what are they? And what do you like most about summer scrapbook layout? Tell us, tell us — we want to know! "," Who says you need to go to a fancy resort to have an awesome vacation? There’s beauty and adventure to be found on your doorstep, backyard, park or local surroundings and landmarks... without the hassle of jet lag or costs of hotels, transportation and more! Even better, staycations can be every bit as relaxing and fun, and can help you get “away” from daily hustles and bustles and to recharge. Ready to splash into acti","Home, Kids, outdoors, Staycation Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/staycation_stickers_embellishments_large.jpg,59853 "Express Divine Designs With These DIY Faith Cards","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-03-29 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/29/express-divine-designs-with-these-diy-faith-cards/," Cards can be a kind and blessed way to share your heart with close friends and loved ones. And when DIY cards also feature glorious elements from the Keep the Faith collection, it's sure to raise the recipient's spirit even more! Blog contributor Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe was inspired to create simple, yet stunning cards that gracefully highlight the Keep the Faith Variety Mat Pack and Layered Embellishments — and plenty of pure beauty definitely shines through! (Psst, they would also make for elegant Easter cards!) Take a glimpse at these DIY faith cards and give them a go! Karyn’s Inspiration: When I first saw the Keep the Faith collection, I immediately thought the mats and embellishments would make beautiful cards. The sentiments on the mats and embellishments are perfect for cards of comfort or sympathy, as well as Easter cards. Since the materials are so beautiful, I kept my cards on the simple side. I know my friends and family will appreciate receiving something so beautiful and thoughtful in their mailboxes. To create these cards you will need: Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Keep the Faith Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Keep the Faith Layered Embellishments 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) Cross Card Step 1: Cut mat to measure 5-1/4"" x 4"", and adhere to a blank card. Step 2: Add embellishments as desired. Faith Over Fear Card Step 1: Cut mat to measure 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"", and adhere to blank card. Step 2: Cut second mat to measure 3-3/4"" x 5"" and adhere to card. Step 3: Add an embellishment. Hallelujah Card Step 1: Cut 1-1/2"" from the bottom front flap of a blank card. Step 2: Cut mat into two pieces that measure 5-1/4"" x 2-1/2"" and 5-1/4"" x 1-1/2"". Step 3: Adhere pieces to the front of the card as shown. Step 4: Use the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade on the inside edge to cut an oval from a brown mat.  Step 5: Adhere an embellishment to the oval piece, and adhere to the card as shown.Which of these DIY faith cards speaks to you most? Do you enjoy the simplistic (yet stunning style!) of these cards? Share your thoughts below! "," Cards can be a kind and blessed way to share your heart with close friends and loved ones. And when DIY cards also feature glorious elements from the Keep the Faith collection, it's sure to raise the recipient's spirit even more! Blog contributor Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe was inspired to create simple, yet stunning cards that gracefully highlight the Keep the Faith Variety Mat Pack and Layered Embellishments — and plenty of pur","Card Making, Cards, Easter, Keep the Faith Collection, Religious","Card Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/keep-the-faith-scrapbook-card-creative-memories3.jpg,59966 "Sketch Round-Up March 15-28","Creative Memories","2021-03-28 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/28/sketch-round-up-march-15-28/," Inspiration is everywhere — the creative genius from fellow Advisors and customers, the blog, noticing the surroundings and features around you and more! Are you looking for some fresh ideas to tap your scrapbook skills and savviness toward? Well, you're in the right spot — it's time for the Sketch Round-Up! Check out these four sketches below — two from the Staycation collection and two with Keep the Faith products — but they are all winners! See for yourself below! Sketch #1 Do you have special local-living moments you want to share with others? Then check out this blog post which features the Staycation collection! Sketch #2 Wow, Sketch #2 is stunning! Want to learn how to create this graceful and gorgeous layout? Find out how in this blog post! Sketch #3 Behold another beauty of a layout! Check out this blog post for easy step-by-steps directions! Sketch #4 It's time to get your game face on with this project! Find out how fun it is to make by taking a peek at this blog post! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? P.S. Remember to join our Virtual Crop Facebook Group, where we hold monthly crops on the second Friday of each month! Speaking of that, the next Virtual Crop will be April 9-10! Mark it down on your calendars ASAP! "," Inspiration is everywhere — the creative genius from fellow Advisors and customers, the blog, noticing the surroundings and features around you and more! Are you looking for some fresh ideas to tap your scrapbook skills and savviness toward? Well, you're in the right spot — it's time for the Sketch Round-Up! Check out these four sketches below — two from the Staycation collection and two with Keep the Faith products —","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,60390 "Send Out Worthwhile Style With These DIY Card Ideas","Creative Memories","2021-03-26 16:04:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/26/send-out-worthwhile-style-with-these-diy-card-ideas/," Cards — while perhaps just simple pieces of paper and a bit of writing, there's so much meaning behind a card made by hand, for someone was thinking of you, wishing you well or they just wanted to thank you for being you! The thought and care that goes into a handmade card is quite special. Blog contributor Tina Kistinger was in the good old-fashioned (and super creative!) cardmaking mood, and decided to take charge of a couple DIY card ideas that flaunt the gorgeous hues of the Emerald Gemstone collection and classic-looking style of the Alphabet Stamp Kit System! Who would you send these cards to? When sorting through my mail, I always pick out the handwritten envelope that I know is filled with something wonderful. Handmade goodness is definitely more fun and exciting to receive and share. To create this card you'll need: Emerald Gemstone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy, Dark Green & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Alphabet Stamp Kit System or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-Inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer Scoring Blade or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of Navy or Dark Green Solid Cardstock to measure 4 1/4"" x 11"". Score at 5 1/2"" and fold to make a top-folding card. Step 2: Cut four squares of Various patterned paper to measure 2"" x 2 5/8"". Adhere to the card base. Step 3: Add T, H, A, N, K and S uppercase letters to the acrylic block, spelled out backwards as shown. Stamp “THANKS” on White Solid Cardstock. Trim and mat onto cardstock. Step 4: Adhere “THANKS” block to the card using Foam Squares. Do you know what “happy mail” is? It's definitely not bills, statements, advertisements or junk mail. It's anything that you get in the mail that makes you happy. Happy mail can be as simple as a cute card or as extravagant as a care package. (You can send anything that makes the recipient happy!) Why not make this card and send some happiness? To create this card you'll need:  Emerald Gemstone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Alphabet Stamp Kit System or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Gemstone Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-Inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer Scoring Blade 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)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock to measure 8 1/2"" x 7"". Step 2: Score on the short side at 3 1/2"". Step 3: Cut the pinstripe paper to measure 8 1/4"" x 3 1/4"". Step 4: Punch out six borders from various papers, longer than the pinstripe paper from Step 3. Adhere to the striped paper using Precision Point Adhesive and trim to fit using scissors. Step 5: Add S, M I, L and E uppercase letters to the acrylic block, spelled out backwards. Stamp “SMILE” on White Solid Cardstock. Trim and mat onto Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Step 6: Adhere “SMILE” block to the card using Foam Squares. What do you like most about these DIY card ideas? Will you be making them for friends, family or even fellow Advisors and customers? Drop a comment below! "," Cards — while perhaps just simple pieces of paper and a bit of writing, there's so much meaning behind a card made by hand, for someone was thinking of you, wishing you well or they just wanted to thank you for being you! The thought and care that goes into a handmade card is quite special. Blog contributor Tina Kistinger was in the good old-fashioned (and super creative!) cardmaking mood, and decided to take charge of a co","Card Making, Card Sketch, Cards, Project Ideas","Card Ideas,Paper Crafts,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/thank-you-card-creative-memories1.jpg,59392 "It's a Family Night Delight With This Game Night Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2021-03-25 16:32:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/25/its-a-family-night-delight-with-this-game-night-scrapbook-layout/," Whether you're hosting a birthday party, a family reunion or even just looking for something to do after dinner to ease into the evening, game days and nights are always a good idea — bonus points for lots of memories and laughter! Even better, with so many video chat options available today (Zoom, anyone?) there are tons of opportunities to stay connected and be competitive. A win-win-win for all! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and her family have been actively playing games during these unusual times, and because of it, many family night delights have occurred! See how she tapped into board game bliss with this game night scrapbook layout! Sachiyo's Inspiration  One of the many things I am grateful for during this pandemic is that we spend more time with family. Like most children, our older son loves to play games like Minecraft and Fortnite with his friends. One day, my husband took out a board game and taught our kids how to play it. Our two sons were hooked on that board game, and since then, we’ve been playing a board game almost every night. Do you play board games? If so, what is your game of choice? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this 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)Blue, Scarlet, Aqua, Orange, Goldenrod & Leaf Green Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)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 out a 1/2"" wide frame from Blue Solid Cardstock. Cut five mats from the cardstock to measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Using the inside of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from the Blue Solid Cardstock. Step 2: Cut the white wood grain paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Adhere it to the blue frame. Step 3: Cut 16 squares from various hues of cardstock to measure 1"" x 1"". Step 4: Add the cut-out mats, circle and 1"" squares to the base as shown. Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.Does this game night scrapbook layout have you itching to play a board game — and to make this project?! And like Sachiyo asked, what is your game of choice? Tell us... we want to know! "," Whether you're hosting a birthday party, a family reunion or even just looking for something to do after dinner to ease into the evening, game days and nights are always a good idea — bonus points for lots of memories and laughter! Even better, with so many video chat options available today (Zoom, anyone?) there are tons of opportunities to stay connected and be competitive. A win-win-win for all! Blog contributor Sachiyo ","Games, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Layout, Staycation Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/staycation-game-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories.jpg,59977 "Behold Beautiful Blessings With This Baptism Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-03-24 16:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/24/behold-beautiful-blessings-with-this-baptism-scrapbook-layout/," Milestones and special moments happen at every stage of life — day of birth, first day of school, graduation, getting married, buying your first house, retirement and more. And if you have a sacred, spiritual occasion, like a church ceremony or rite, that you want to share and lift on high, then the Keep the Faith collection can do just that! In fact, check out how this baptism scrapbook layout expresses blessings and beautiful creativity! 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 navy decorative church window designer paper to 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to a sheet of terra cotta crosshatch tonal paper. Step 2: Cut two 6-1/8"" x 4-1/8"" pieces from navy diamonds tonal paper and adhere photos. Step 3: Adhere photos with mats to two 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" wood grain mats. Step 4: Cut a mat to 4"" x 4"" for the title. Cut a 4-1/8"" x 4-1/8"" piece from navy diamonds tonal paper and adhere the mat piece to the navy piece. Step 5: Cut a stone textured mat to 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" and adhere the title piece to this.  Step 6: From the remaining stone textured mat piece, cut two pieces that measure 1-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" and 1/2"" x 6-1/2"".  Step 7: From the remaining title mat piece, cut a 3/4"" x 3-1/4"" piece for a journal box. Step 8: Assemble layout as shown adding sticker strips to the top and bottom of the layout. Step 9: Adhere additional stickers with Foam Squares.Do you enjoy the neutral, uplifting palette of the Keep the Faith collection? What are your thoughts on this baptism scrapbook layout? Share with us in the comments below! "," Milestones and special moments happen at every stage of life — day of birth, first day of school, graduation, getting married, buying your first house, retirement and more. And if you have a sacred, spiritual occasion, like a church ceremony or rite, that you want to share and lift on high, then the Keep the Faith collection can do just that! In fact, check out how this baptism scrapbook layout expresses blessings and beau","Baptism, Church, Keep the Faith Collection, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/keepthefaith_stickersmats_1920x1080.jpg,59924 "Reflect Your Creativity With This Two-Page Spring Scrapbook Spread","Noreen Smith","2021-03-23 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/23/reflect-your-creativity-this-two-page-spring-scrapbook-spread/," Being in nature is simply wonderful, whether it's taking an epic hike through a wooded area to sitting on the shores of a lake and fishing the day away. Clearing your mind in nature is a great way to help you hit the reset button, rejuvenate and refresh your senses and reflect on all that's around you. Speaking of reflecting, blog contributor Noreen Smith did just that with one of her latest projects — she freshened up a one-page layout and reflected certain elements, patterns and designs to create a mirrored two-page standout! Want to see how she did it? Take a peek at this double-the-fun idea with her spring scrapbook spread below! Noreen’s Inspiration Have you ever seen or created a single-page sketch or layout that you love, and you’d like it so much you wanted to double the fun and create a two-page spread from it? Try this easy technique and mirror the elements, shapes or patterns from the single page onto a second page to create a double-page layout! To create the layout you will need: Two pieces of Spring Cottage Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Spring Cottage Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Spring Cottage Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning JuneTwo pieces of Light Gray Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with the Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dotted Leaf Circle Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) OR 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) Watch the video to see how easy it is to first make the single page layout and use the remaining papers to create the mirrored second page or follow along with the written instructions below. https://youtu.be/cVP_iTTby2Y Step 1: Cut one patterned paper in half at 6"". Set aside one of the 6"" x 12"" pieces. Using the Original Border Maker System and Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a vines border from one edge of a 6"" x 12"" piece.   Step 2: Cut the second piece of patterned paper in half at 6"". Cut one of the 6"" x 12"" pieces into two 6"" x 6"" squares and the other into two 3"" x 12"" strips. Set one square and one strip aside. Use the Dotted Circle Punch to punch a decorative circle from one 6"" square. Step 3: Determine which of the four patterns you’d like to display on each piece. Adhere the 5"" x 12"" strip along the right-hand edge of the base page and the 3"" x 12"" strip across the page approximately 1-1/2"" up from the bottom edge with Tape Runner adhesive. Overlap the border strip and the decorative circle as shown and adhere with Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive. Step 4: Add photos, embellishments and a title as shown to complete the “single-page” layout. Use Foam Squares to give some dimension to the title or other embellishments. Tip: Adhere the small paper strip that was left over when punching the Climbing Vine Border with Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive beside the 5"" x 12"" paper piece as an additional contrasting element. Step 5: If desired, create a second mirrored page by repeating Steps 1 and 2 with the remaining pieces of patterned paper. Arrange pieces in an exact mirror image of the pieces on the first page or rotate them and flip the patterns to create an arrangement that will best suit your photos. Finish with coordinating embellishments and journal as desired. Do you have a single-page layout you’d like to make into a mirrored double-page layout? And what do you admire most about this spring scrapbook spread? Comment below — we want to know! "," Being in nature is simply wonderful, whether it's taking an epic hike through a wooded area to sitting on the shores of a lake and fishing the day away. Clearing your mind in nature is a great way to help you hit the reset button, rejuvenate and refresh your senses and reflect on all that's around you. Speaking of reflecting, blog contributor Noreen Smith did just that with one of her latest projects — she freshened up a on","Double Page Layouts, Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Spring, Spring Cottage Collection, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/img_8255.jpg,59434 "It's Game Time With This Staycation Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-03-22 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/22/its-game-time-with-this-staycation-scrapbook-layout/," Dominoes. Charades. Scrabble. Cribbage. Blackjack. Video games. Chess. There sure is a bounty of board games, a caboodle of card games, a vast volume of virtual games and more out there in the world! Not only do they pass the time in an entertaining way, but games also ensue laughter, increase brain function, make for wonderful memories and strengthen relationships with family and friends! (Talk about a win!) Are you ready to play with papers, stickers and embellishments? Then say “game on” and try out this staycation scrapbook layout! To create this 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)Navy, Platinum Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning soonTape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock or a White Refill Page as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" piece of dark green arrows paper. Trim from corner to opposite corner, making two long triangles. Adhere one to the top and one to the bottom of the layout. Repeat with a piece of kraft tan virtual conversation bubbles paper. Adhere next to the dark green pieces, trimming the excess as necessary from the edges of the layout with scissors. Adhere a zigzag striped border sticker to the seams, and a Dominoes border sticker to the top as shown, trimming the excess. Step 3: Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 5"" and one to 5"" x 3-1/2"". Mat each with a 3-3/4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of designer paper. Mount on the layout. Step 4: Add embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired.What's your go-to game of choice? And what do you like most about this staycation scrapbook layout? Spill the beans and tell us in the comments below! "," Dominoes. Charades. Scrabble. Cribbage. Blackjack. Video games. Chess. There sure is a bounty of board games, a caboodle of card games, a vast volume of virtual games and more out there in the world! Not only do they pass the time in an entertaining way, but games also ensue laughter, increase brain function, make for wonderful memories and strengthen relationships with family and friends! (Talk about a win!) Are you ready to","Games, Kids, Scrapbook Layout, Staycation Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/staycation_stickers_embellishments_creative_memories.jpg,59842 "Dish Out Creativity With These Dinner Scrapbook Projects","Krislyn Mattei","2021-03-19 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/19/dish-out-creativity-with-these-dinner-scrapbook-projects/," As much of the world continues to practice social distancing, working from home, attending virtual classes, wearing masks and more, the current situation has also resurged precious commodities — quality time together as a family and home cooking. In fact, with stay-at-home orders and safety guidelines and practices, many families have turned to baking (banana bread, anyone?), cooking and eating together for comfort, entertainment, conversation and connection. (Added bonus: Numerous studies have also shown that having family dinners lead to healthy benefits, like an increase in academic performance, higher self-esteem and better overall nutrition, just to name a few!) Ready to cook up some new borders for your layouts? Take a peek at this feast of dinner scrapbook projects featuring the latest Staycation collection and Dine Border Punch! To create these borders 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)Navy, Platinum Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dine Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Stamping & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning soonTape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Dine Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/wOxxmF1yI9I Family Dinner Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Stamping Blade, cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of navy chevron paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of yellow suns paper and adhere on top. Then, cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of white wood grain paper and mount on top. Step 2: Punch a border using the Dine Border Punch with kraft tan virtual conversation bubbles paper. Mount near the bottom edge of the white wood grain strip with silverware pointing downward. Punch another border with dark green arrows paper. Mount near the top edge of the white wood grain strip with the silverware pointing upward. Step 3: Add stickers, popping them up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Baked with Love Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of pink striped paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1"" piece of navy chevron paper and adhere to the border, about 1/4"" from the top edge. Step 2: Punch a border using the Dine Border Punch with Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the navy strip as shown. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of teal Wi-Fi icons paper and adhere to the border, about 1/4"" from the bottom edge. Top with a zigzag striped border sticker. Step 4: Add the “Baked with love” embellishment, popped up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Yum Border Step 1: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of navy chevron paper for the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Wave Blade, cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of white wood grain paper and mount on the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of light teal camera lens bursts paper and adhere on top. Step 4: Cut three 2"" x 1-1/2"" sections from a kraft tan mat. Adhere to the border, spacing evenly as shown. Add stickers and embellishments. Step 4: Punch a border using the Dine Border Punch with both Navy and White Solid Cardstocks. Trim out four 1-1/2"" sections of each. Layer the white border over navy border and adhere to the border as shown.Step 5: Add stickers and embellishments. Pop some up with Foam Squares as desired.Which one of these dinner scrapbook projects are you most craving to get started on? Also, what's your best go-to meal or beloved recipe? Share with us in the comments below! "," As much of the world continues to practice social distancing, working from home, attending virtual classes, wearing masks and more, the current situation has also resurged precious commodities — quality time together as a family and home cooking. In fact, with stay-at-home orders and safety guidelines and practices, many families have turned to baking (banana bread, anyone?), cooking and eating together for comfort, enterta","Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Food, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Staycation Collection","Border Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/dineborderpunch_1920x1080.jpg,59877 "Let Grace Shine Forth With This Faith Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-03-18 16:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/18/let-grace-shine-forth-with-this-faith-scrapbook-layout/," There is always something to be thankful for every day — perhaps it's the support and care of family members or friends, a place to call home, witnessing the beauty of a sunrise or sunset, a furry friend's unconditional love and more. And to commemorate all that you're grateful for, the Keep the Faith collection is sure to set an uplifting tone for your most beloved blessings, cherished memories and special moments. Ready to let your inspiration shine through? Take a look at this faith scrapbook layout and decide what photos you would grace upon it! 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)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)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Keep the Faith collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/uGpcu-l9yic Step 1: Using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Red Blade, cut a circle from the bottom-right corner of a sunrise sky designer paper. Step 2: Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut three 1/2"" x 12"" strips from the remaining right edge of the sunrise sky paper and three 12"" x 1/2"" strips from the remaining bottom edge of the sunrise sky paper as shown above. Step 3: From remaining sunrise sky paper, cut a 1/2"" wide “L” shape from upper-left corner.  Step 4: With your 12-inch Trimmer, put the corner of the L-shaped piece on the 3"" mark on the base of the trimmer and the edge on the 45-degree angle and cut. Step 5: Using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Green Blade, cut a circle from sky blue cross designer paper. Adhere the sunrise sky circle to this circle. Step 6: Using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade, cut a circle from gray tonal paper.  Step 7: Using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Green Blade, cut a circle from sky blue cross designer paper. Adhere this circle to the gray tonal circle. Step 8: From gray tonal paper, cut two 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" photo mats. Step 9: Create a journal box from a 2"" x 2-1/2"" piece of gray tonal paper and mat upon a 2-1/8"" x 2-5/8"" piece of sky blue cross designer paper. Step 10: Assemble and adhere pieces as shown onto the terra cotta crosses designer paper. Step 11: Add embellishments and stickers as shown or to your desire.What do you like most about the Keep the Faith collection? And what photos would you use on this faith scrapbook layout? We want to know, so make sure to tell us in the comments below! "," There is always something to be thankful for every day — perhaps it's the support and care of family members or friends, a place to call home, witnessing the beauty of a sunrise or sunset, a furry friend's unconditional love and more. And to commemorate all that you're grateful for, the Keep the Faith collection is sure to set an uplifting tone for your most beloved blessings, cherished memories and special moments. Ready t","Church, Embellishments, Keep the Faith Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/keepthefaith_embellishments_1920x1080.jpg,59915 "Lucky YOU: A St. Patrick's Day Pop-up Promo & Sketch Challenge!","Creative Memories","2021-03-17 09:01:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/17/lucky-you-a-st-patricks-day-pop-up-promo-sketch-challenge/," “May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart and warmed by the smiles of the people you love.” — Irish blessing You've found your pot of gold with today's blog post — not only do we have a special St. Patrick's Day pop-up promo to share with you, but we also have a #LuckyBONUS Sketch Challenge for you to take on with 3 sketches you can create to win YOUR CHOICE of one of three leprechaun-approved St. Paddy's Day-themed prizes! St. Patrick's Day Pop-Up Promo For a limited time TODAY-March 23, you can get Digital St. Patrick’s Day Elements for just 1¢! Just think of all the things you can do with them... layouts for St. Patrick's Day, trips to Ireland, plus they're a perfect complement to the NSD 2021 collection, and you'll also love them for creating St. Patrick’s Day greeting cards and crafts (Hint: We've got some bonus ideas for you below!) and any other projects where you'd like to share the luck! ​Order your Digital St. Patrick's Day Elements (available NOW!) on the website for just 1¢. (CA | AU)Promo ends March 23 at noon CT (midnight AEDT for Australia). Now, let's take a look at the pop-up #LuckyBONUS challenge! #LuckyBONUS Pop-Up Challenge This pop-up challenge has not one, not two, but THREE sketches with example layouts using the Digital St. Patrick's Day Elements! Note: You do not need to use the Digital St. Patrick's Day Elements in your layouts to be eligible to win, but this would be a great time to try out Digital Artwork or Custom Products!  How to Participate: Review the three sketches and corresponding hashtags 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 March 23 at noon CT (AU: 24 March at 4am AEDT) with hashtag #LuckyBONUS1, #LuckyBONUS2 or #LuckyBonus3 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 6 lucky winners (2 winners per sketch!) for this challenge — woohoo! And what can you win? YOUR CHOICE of 1 of these 3 sham-rockin' options! Sketch #1 — #LuckyBONUS1 Created by Tammy McEwen – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collections Used: Digital NSD 2021 Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) & Digital St. Patrick’s Day Elements or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Sketch #2 — #LuckyBONUS2 Created by Tammy McEwen – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collections Used: Digital Emerald Gemstone Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) & Digital St. Patrick’s Day Elements or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Sketch #3 — #LuckyBONUS3 Created by Beth Thomander – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collections Used: Digital Vitamin Sea Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) & Digital St. Patrick’s Day Elements or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) PLUS: Check out a few other St. Patrick's Day crafts using the the Digital St. Patrick’s Day Elements in the image below — how cute are those cupcake toppers and card?! Created by Tammy McEwen – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collections Used: Digital St. Patrick’s Day Elements or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) & Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Remember, you have until March 23 at noon CT (Australia: 24 March at 4am AEDT) to complete your layouts and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtags #LuckyBONUS1, #LuckyBONUS2 and #LuckyBONUS3, of course!) to be eligible to be one of the six go-lucky winners! Sláinte and good luck to all! "," “May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart and warmed by the smiles of the people you love.” — Irish blessing You've found your pot of gold with today's blog post — not only do we have a special St. Patrick's Day pop-up promo to share with you, but we also have a #LuckyBONUS Sketch Challenge for you to take on with 3 sketches you can create to win YOUR CHOICE of one of three","Digital, Digital Scrapbook Layout, Digital Scrapbooking, Holiday Projects, NSD, Promotion, St. Patrick's Day","Digital,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/stpatricksday_layout1.jpg,60045 "Fall Head Clover Heels With This St. Patrick’s Day Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-03-16 16:03:36",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/16/fall-head-clover-heels-with-this-st-patricks-day-layout/," It's that time of year when many are flaunting green garb, decorating with shamrocks or perhaps scanning Pinterest for corned beef, shepherd's pie or Irish soda bread recipes — we're all a wee bit Irish on the 17th of March! Blog contributor Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe has always adored and appreciated St. Patrick's Day and wanted to celebrate the festive day with this pot-of-gold winner of a project! Check out this St. Patrick's Day layout and give it a go — scrapbooking luck is sure to be on your side! Karyn’s Inspiration: Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Although I don’t have a drop of Irish blood, I’ve always enjoyed the shenanigans of the occasion as it ushers in the transition from winter to spring. From searching for leprechauns as a child to celebrating in the streets of Chicago and Memphis as a young adult, there was always something fun happening. But nowadays, our celebrations are more low-key as my husband and I the acknowledge the day with a “Shamrock Shake” and some corned beef and cabbage.For my layout, I used some of our current Creative Memories tools to mimic iconic Irish motifs. The interlocking shapes of the Infinity Chain Border Maker Cartridge call to mind a Celtic knot. And I used the heart-shaped Custom Cutting System patterns to create a shamrock background for my photos. I hope that you and your family have a fun day of celebrating!  May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow and may trouble avoid you wherever you go. To create this layout you will need: NSD 2021 Customer Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning soonBlack Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with the Infinity Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut a 2"" hollow frame with Shamrock Solid Cardstock (from the NSD 2021 Customer Bundle). Step 2: Cut a piece of three- and four-leaf shamrocks designer paper to measure 11-3/4” x 11-3/4”. Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut a 1"" hollow frame from the three- and four-leaf shamrocks designer paper, and adhere frame to the cardstock frame. Step 3: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Infinity Chain Border Cartridge to punch four borders from Black Solid Cardstock.  Step 4: Use Repositionable Tape Runner to adhere the four borders together, overlapping the four corners. Step 5: Use Repositionable Tape Runner to adhere the infinity chain frame to the layout as shown. Step 6: Cut black graphic clover designer print paper to measure 9-1/2"" x 9-1/2"" and adhere to the layout. Step 7: Use the Custom Cutting System with the small heart Gemstone Pattern and Green Blade on the outside edge to cut three hearts from Shamrock Solid Cardstock.   Step 8: Use the Custom Cutting System with the small heart Gemstone Pattern and Red Blade on the outside edge to cut two hearts from three- and four-leaf shamrocks designer paper and one heart from black graphic clover designer paper. Adhere to the green hearts. Step 9: Adhere hearts to the layout as shown and add sticker title (from NSD 2021 Customer Bundle). Step 10: Add photos as desired. Step 11: Add stickers and embellishments as shown, adhering some with Foam Squares. Journal as desired. Who's ready for shamrock 'n' roll this St. Paddy's Day? And what do you find most charming about this St. Patrick's Day layout (and how are you celebrating)? Tell us in the comments below! "," It's that time of year when many are flaunting green garb, decorating with shamrocks or perhaps scanning Pinterest for corned beef, shepherd's pie or Irish soda bread recipes — we're all a wee bit Irish on the 17th of March! Blog contributor Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe has always adored and appreciated St. Patrick's Day and wanted to celebrate the festive day with this pot-of-gold winner of a project! Check out this St. Patrick's","Custom Cutting System, Holiday Projects, NSD, St. Patrick's Day","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/st-patricks-day-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories1.jpg,60003 "Hunker Down (and Craft!) With This Staycation Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-03-15 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/15/hunker-down-and-craft-with-this-staycation-scrapbook-layout/," Vacations to far-away locations are a stellar way to explore the world and its sights and sensations. But as amazing as a trip to a far-flung land sounds, there’s something about hunkering down at home or playing tourist in your hometown or a nearby place. Enter: staycations (also known as “holistay” to some!). And on that note, the newest Staycation collection! This collection is inspired by the memories made during “the new normal,” and is great for photos of game nights, picnics and trips to the park, cooking and eating together, exploring the great outdoors and the other ways you enjoy your local surroundings. Peek at this layout and think about how you'd use this collection to commemorate your special local-living moments! To create this 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)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 Staycation collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/0fta2DF-mjA Step 1: Use a piece of teal Wi-Fi icon designer paper as the base for this layout. Cut the edges of a piece of block-print house designer paper to measure 11-5/8"" x 11-5/8"" and mount on top of the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 3-3/4"" piece of teal camera lens bursts patterned paper and adhere to the base, about 3/4"" from the bottom edge. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of yellow suns designer paper and mount on top, followed by a 12"" x 2"" strip of navy chevron designer paper. Top with the houses and fence border stickers. Step 3: Grab a 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" navy chevron mat. Trim off one short end to form a roof shape. Adhere to the layout and tuck a 5/8"" x 1"" piece of kraft brown virtual conversation bubbles designer paper behind the “roof” to form a chimney. Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of kraft brown virtual conversation bubbles designer paper for a mat and mount a 3-3/4"" x 5"" photo on top. Step 4: Adhere the yellow “Moments” mat and a 6"" x 4"" photo to 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 would you showcase in this staycation scrapbook layout? Tell us your most-recent local escapades — we want to know! "," Vacations to far-away locations are a stellar way to explore the world and its sights and sensations. But as amazing as a trip to a far-flung land sounds, there’s something about hunkering down at home or playing tourist in your hometown or a nearby place. Enter: staycations (also known as “holistay” to some!). And on that note, the newest Staycation collection! This collection is inspired by the memories made during ","Games, Home, outdoors, Scrapbook Layout, Staycation Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/staycation_collection2_large.jpg,59798 "Sketch Round-Up March 1-14","Creative Memories","2021-03-14 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/14/sketch-round-up-march-1-14/," Where does your mind drift off to when you see a new sketch or layout idea? Are you envisioning what photos would nestle onto the page? Or is your mind thinking of the punches, embellishments or stickers you'll incorporate to jazz it up and make the project your very own? Perhaps you ask yourself, “When can I set aside some 'me-time' to make this idea a reality?” No matter where your mind meanders to, channel any and all of those thoughts right now, for it's time for the Sketch Round-Up! What will you concoct with these four sketches? Sketch #1 Sketch #1 is simply bee-utiful! Create this bright delight for yourself by following the instructions in this blog post! Sketch #2 Let your creativity take flight with the Dragonfly Punch! See how it's used on this card and some borders within this blog post! Sketch #3 Ring in spring by checking out this layout's easy-to-follow instructions in this blog post! Sketch #4 Instructions for this layout will take root on the blog soon — stay tuned! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? P.S. Remember to join our Virtual Crop Facebook Group, where we hold monthly crops on the second Friday of each month! Speaking of that, the April Virtual Crop will be April 9-10! "," Where does your mind drift off to when you see a new sketch or layout idea? Are you envisioning what photos would nestle onto the page? Or is your mind thinking of the punches, embellishments or stickers you'll incorporate to jazz it up and make the project your very own? Perhaps you ask yourself, “When can I set aside some 'me-time' to make this idea a reality?” No matter where your mind meanders to, channel any and all ","Card Sketch, Page Layout, 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,59621 "Win a Dragonfly Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2021-03-13 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/13/win-a-dragonfly-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-6/," Saturday, March 13: 1pm CT Where did the time go? It's true that all good things must come to an end, and now marks the last Virtual Crop challenge for the weekend. However, you still have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit all your layouts and qualify for prizes! (Awesome, right?!) So, take your time, enjoy yourself and show us your savvy skills — 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, March 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: 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. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, March 13: 1pm CT Where did the time go? It's true that all good things must come to an end, and now marks the last Virtual Crop challenge for the weekend. However, you still have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit all your layouts and qualify for prizes! (Awesome, right?!) So, take your time, enjoy yourself and show us your savvy skills — here’s Challenge #6! For a refresher on VC instructions, get ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/bohoescape_layout1_1080x1080.jpg,59727 "Win an Emerald Gemstone Fast2Fab™ Album: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2021-03-13 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/13/win-an-emerald-gemstone-fast2fab-album-virtual-crop-challenge-5/," Saturday, March 13: 11am, 1pm CT Virtual Crops are always a highlight of the month, and we have you and your creativity to thank for that! Ready for another sketch? Well here it is — get ready, get set, it's 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, March 18, at noon CT. Created by Sharon Weinreb – 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. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brene Brown "," Saturday, March 13: 11am, 1pm CT Virtual Crops are always a highlight of the month, and we have you and your creativity to thank for that! Ready for another sketch? Well here it is — get ready, get set, it's 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 on","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketch5_sharonweinreb_2pagefinal_retouched.jpg,59713 "Win a Spring Cottage Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2021-03-13 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/13/win-a-spring-cottage-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-4/," Saturday, March 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Rise and shine, scrappers! It's the second day of the Virtual Crop. We're so excited you're joining us for another day of scrapbooking and fun — yippee! On the docket right 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, March 18, at noon CT. Created by Sandy Green – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching March 15) StaycationEXPECTED IN APRIL: Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge 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, March 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Rise and shine, scrappers! It's the second day of the Virtual Crop. We're so excited you're joining us for another day of scrapbooking and fun — yippee! On the docket right 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","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketch4_sandygreen_final_retouched.jpg,59697 "Win Your Choice of a Sunshine Recipe Template or Shamrock Recipe Template: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2021-03-12 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/12/win-your-choice-of-a-sunshine-recipe-template-or-shamrock-recipe-template-virtual-crop-challenge-3/," Friday, March 12: 5pm CT | Saturday, March 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We’re almost done with the first day of the this month's Virtual Crop, but the fun has only just begun! Be sure to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow because that’s when Challenge #4 and the second day of the Virtual Crop will commence! But first, let's tackle 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, March 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: Emerald Gemstone 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, March 12: 5pm CT | Saturday, March 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We’re almost done with the first day of the this month's Virtual Crop, but the fun has only just begun! Be sure to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow because that’s when Challenge #4 and the second day of the Virtual Crop will commence! But first, let's tackle Challenge #3! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/emeraldgemstone_layout1_1080x1080.jpg,59688 "Win a Spring Cottage Prize Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2021-03-12 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/12/win-a-spring-cottage-prize-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2/," Friday, March 12: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, March 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Wowza, what a way to kick off the March Virtual Crop! Your creativity continues to delight and inspire us. Speaking of inspiration, it's time for the next sketch 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, March 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Get tips and tricks for embellishing this sketch from CM Advisor Tasha Walsh. https://youtu.be/zNSXg1gPMJU Created by Tasha Walsh – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada 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. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, March 12: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, March 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Wowza, what a way to kick off the March Virtual Crop! Your creativity continues to delight and inspire us. Speaking of inspiration, it's time for the next sketch 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","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketch2_tashawalsh_finallayout_retouched.jpg,59678 "Win a Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2021-03-12 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/12/win-a-climbing-vine-chain-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1/," Friday, March 12: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, March 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hello, hello, hello, and welcome to the March Virtual Crop! Get ready for a weekend filled with crafting, creativity and the chance to win some fabulous prizes, just like all our monthly crops! Let's get the ball rolling 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, March 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tips and tricks for creating this sketch with CM Advisor Susie Griffin. https://youtu.be/Ab9Fm7e4bsA Created by Susie Griffin – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Emerald Gemstone or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out Susie's idea on how to use this sketch to create a two-page layout! 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, March 12: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, March 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hello, hello, hello, and welcome to the March Virtual Crop! Get ready for a weekend filled with crafting, creativity and the chance to win some fabulous prizes, just like all our monthly crops! Let's get the ball rolling 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 ","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,59548 "Party Like a Pro With These Quick Birthday Scrapbook Layouts","Noreen Smith","2021-03-11 16:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/11/party-like-a-pro-with-these-quick-birthday-scrapbook-layouts/," Birthdays, graduations, anniversaries — there's always a reason to celebrate life's special moments. Truth be told, sometimes parties can take quite a bit of preparation and planning, from the menu to the decorations and theme, entertainment and location. But something you won't have to worry about is how to display the festive fun when the streamers come down. How so? With the Party Time! Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack, of course. With its pre-designed pages, most of the prep work is done for you — you just need to decide which photos to highlight! Blog contributor Noreen Smith is a big fan of these papers and showcased how easy it is to get the layout party started in five, 10 and 15 minutes! Unwrap the magic with these three quick birthday scrapbook layouts! Noreen’s Inspiration Lots of memory-keepers LOVE Creative Memories Fast2Fab™ Refill Pages because, as their name suggests, they are the ultimate in getting pages done fast. But if you prefer to scrapbook directly onto paper and use the Creative Memories Pocket Pages in your albums, you may have passed the Fast2Fab™ Refill Pages by. That's why I was so excited when CM launched a Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack as part of the Party Time! collection. These 12x12 double-sided designer papers are versatile and fast — they allow you create quick layouts and slip them in to your CM Pocket Pages or adhere them on a blank refill page in your album. It's the best of both worlds! And you can use them for a single-page or double-page layouts; I used the fun balloon-themed Fast2Fab™-Inspired papers to create three layouts in record time... only taking five, 10 and 15 minutes each! Watch the video to see how easy it is to create these three layouts, or follow along with the written instructions below. https://youtu.be/65AtVsn53O4 To create the five-minute layout you will need: 1 piece of paper from the Party Time! Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Choose two 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" mats to mat photos on. Cut the double-mats that features the balloons and “Happy Birthday” title and the yellow stars journal box in half with the 12-inch Trimmer.   Step 2: Mount two 4"" x 6"" photos onto the large mats and adhere to layout. Step 3: Adhere the balloons and “Happy Birthday” title mat and the yellow stars journal box mat below the photos. Journal on the yellow mat with a pen. To create the 10-minute layout you will need: 1 piece of paper from the Party Time! Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Eggplant 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)Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut 1/2"" strip off two sides of Fast2Fab™-Inspired paper. Step 2: Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut a 10"" square from the middle of the Eggplant Solid Cardstock to create a frame. (How to: Place edge of the cardstock at 1"", then move the blade housing down so the white line on the side of the housing matches the 1"" mark on the base of the trimmer. Engage blade by pressing down. Cut, and then release when the white line on blade housing reaches the 11"" mark on the base of the trimmer. Remove paper, turn 90° and repeat. Continue all the way around until you have cut all four sides, leaving a cardstock frame and a 10"" square.) Step 3: Cut the 10"" square into two 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"" photo mats and one 4-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" photo mat. Adhere photos to the mats with adhesive. Step 4: Adhere Fast2Fab™-Inspired paper to the cardstock frame with adhesive Step 5: Arrange matted photos onto the layout and adhere. Add stickers using Foam Squares. Journal as desired with a pen. To create the 15-minute layout you will need: 2 coordinating pieces (one double page spread) from the Party Time! Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)1 piece of paper from the Party Time! Bright Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Double Balloon Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Stickers 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)Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut two 2"" x 12"" strips of paper from the Party Time! Bright patterned paper. Step 2: Place one strip in the Balloon Punch, lining up the edge with edge of punch housing. Punch and then move the strip along the base of the punch. Repeat with the second patterned strip to create two balloons borders. Save the cut-out balloon shapes to use as additional embellishments. Step 3: Adhere one balloon border 1/4"" down from top edge of left-hand page, and the other 1/4"" up from bottom edge of right-hand page as shown. Flip over the cut-out balloons from the previous step and overlap onto the borders or other areas of layout. Adhere with Foam Squares. Step 4: Arrange and adhere photos across layout. If desired, mat a focal photo with the same Party Time! patterned paper used for the border strips. Step 5: Add title and embellishment stickers using Foam Squares. Journal as desired with a pen. There's so much versatility with the Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack! Which of these quick birthday scrapbook layouts do you have time to create today? "," Birthdays, graduations, anniversaries — there's always a reason to celebrate life's special moments. Truth be told, sometimes parties can take quite a bit of preparation and planning, from the menu to the decorations and theme, entertainment and location. But something you won't have to worry about is how to display the festive fun when the streamers come down. How so? With the Party Time! Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Pape","Birthday, Double Page Layouts, Fast2Fab, Happy Birthday, Party Time! Collection","Birthday,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/img_8197.jpg,59003 "Wing It On With These Dragonfly Scrapbook Projects",melissaullmann,"2021-03-10 16:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/10/wing-it-on-with-these-dragonfly-scrapbook-projects/," Whether perched upon a cattail or performing aerial aerobics above a lake or pond, dragonflies are a sure sign of springtime and summer. And while these fluttering, transparent-winged beings are some of the world's oldest insects (estimated to have inhabited around 300 million years ago!) this insect has swarmed onto the CM scene as one latest punches to take your projects to new heights — it's the Dragonfly Punch! Curious to what dragonfly scrapbook projects and DIY dragonfly card we have line up for you today? 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 Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cloud & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — NOTE: Cloud Solid Cardstock is OOS; feel free to use another blue-hued cardstock of your choice12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scoring & Wave Blades 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) Check out the Dragonfly Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/x4BfIkUfr8M Let's Go Outside Card Step 1: Cut a piece of Cloud Solid Cardstock (or another blue cardstock of your choice) to measure 5-1/2"" x 8-1/2"". Fold in half to create the card base. Step 2: Cut a piece of navy tonal paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 3-3/4"" x 5"". Step 4: Punch one dragonfly using blue paper. Adhere to the White Solid Cardstock using Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive.    Step 5: Punch numerous dragonflies using the Dragonfly Punch from White Solid Cardstock. Using Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive, adhere the dragonflies around the navy dragonfly in different directions. If there are any pieces of the dragonflies hanging off the edge of the cardstock, cut with a scissors. Adhere to the front of the card. Step 6: Punch another dragonfly with the navy blue tonal paper. Adhere to the top of the previous blue piece with Foam Squares.  Step 7: Adhere the “Let's go outside” sticker to the card using Foam Squares. Love Grows Here Border Step 1: Cut a piece of aqua gingham picnic blanket tonal paper to measure 12"" x 2"". Use as the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 1-3/4"". Adhere to the base. Step 3: Cut a piece of aqua gingham picnic blanket tonal paper to measure 4-3/4"" x 3-1/2"". Round the corners with a 2-Way Corner Rounder. Step 4: Cut a large mat in half (4-1/2"" x 3-1/4"").  Round the corners. Adhere to the previous pieces.  Step 5: Adhere the “Love grows here” sticker in the middle using Foam Squares. Step 6: Using the Dragonfly Punch, punch 11 pieces from the green leaves chevron designer paper. Adhere four coming in from the left edge, so that the wings of the dragonfly touch. Adhere seven coming in from the right side of the border. Cut any excess off with a scissors. Step 7: Punch two dragonflies using the Dragonfly Punch from the aqua gingham picnic blanket tonal paper. Adhere slightly under each side of the round sticker. Dragonfly Border Step 1: Cut a piece of yellow dragonflies designer paper to measure 2-3/4"" x 12"" using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Wavy Blade. Step 2: Cut a piece of wood cabin wood grain paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 12"".  Adhere to the top of the previous piece. Step 3: Cut a piece of sky paper to measure 2-3/8"" x 12"". Adhere to the top of the previous piece. Step 4: Using the Dragonfly Punch, punch a total of 11 pieces from a variety of hues and patterns of paper.  Adhere six of them to the sky piece angling each one opposite, with approximately 3/4"" in between, using Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive. Step 5: Adhere the remaining five using Foam Squares in between each of the previous pieces as shown. What do you think of these dragonfly scrapbook projects? Which of them draws you in the most? Comment below with your thoughts — and tell us if you have another great border or DIY dragonfly card idea with the Dragonfly Punch! "," Whether perched upon a cattail or performing aerial aerobics above a lake or pond, dragonflies are a sure sign of springtime and summer. And while these fluttering, transparent-winged beings are some of the world's oldest insects (estimated to have inhabited around 300 million years ago!) this insect has swarmed onto the CM scene as one latest punches to take your projects to new heights — it's the Dragonfly Punch! Curious ","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Spring, Spring Cottage Collection, Spring Layout","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/dragonflypunch_1920x1080.jpg,59284 "This Gemstone Scrapbook Layout Is a Rock-Solid Stunner","Creative Memories","2021-03-09 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/09/this-gemstone-scrapbook-layout-is-a-rock-solid-stunner/," From stories of pirates searching for precious valuables from long ago to miners sifting and panning for gold or silver to those buried backyard quests we played as kids, there's something exciting and revealing about a good old-fashioned treasure hunt. A few years ago, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and her family went on a trip and visited a mine, which unearthed a new fascination of the hidden treasures of geology and gemstones. As for Sachiyo? Well, it inspired this gemstone scrapbook layout! Rock on, scrappers! Sachiyo’s Inspiration When we visited the Broken Boot Gold Mine in South Dakota two years ago, my older son took a lesson in gold panning and was absolutely enthralled with it. He also became more and more interested in gemstones after we bought a bag of gems and stones at a souvenir shop. My younger son, who was three at that time, wanted to surprise his big brother, so we made a DIY gemstone excavation kit. It was fun mixing plaster of paris with water, pouring into molds and hiding gemstones in it. The end result was amazing, and we ended up making more kits! Did you like treasure hunting when you were a child? 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)Navy & White Solid Cardstocks 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 Navy Solid Cardstock as the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and cut out a 2"" wide frame. Step 3: Cut six 2"" x 12"" strips of various designer and tonals papers. Using the All-Purpose Scissors, cut the strips into random shapes. Step 4: Adhere the random shapes all over the white frame, making sure there are no opening spaces. Trim the excess. Step 5: Cut 10 1/8"" strips from Navy Solid Cardstock. Adhere the strips to frame each random shape as shown. Add the frame to the middle of the base cardstock. Step 6: Cut a 7-1/2"" x 7-1/2"" from the teal wash tonal paper and adhere to the page. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.Are you a fan of the eye-catching shapes and striking beauty of this gemstone scrapbook layout? What's your go-to item from the Emerald Gemstone collection? Tell us — we want to know your thoughts! "," From stories of pirates searching for precious valuables from long ago to miners sifting and panning for gold or silver to those buried backyard quests we played as kids, there's something exciting and revealing about a good old-fashioned treasure hunt. A few years ago, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and her family went on a trip and visited a mine, which unearthed a new fascination of the hidden treasures of geology and gem","Emerald Gemstone Collection, Paper Crafts, Scrapbook Layout, Travel","Page Layout Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/emerald-gemstone-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories6.jpg,59051 "This Outdoor Scrapbook Layout Reels in Natural Wonder",melissaullmann,"2021-03-08 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/08/this-outdoor-scrapbook-layout-reels-in-natural-wonder/," Nature can be a reset button for one's mind, body and spirit. In fact, being amongst natural environments have been shown to decrease stress and anxiety, promote well-being and better health and even increase creativity! (Yay for us scrappers!) Speaking of creativity, here's a one-page layout that will surely reel in outdoorsy allure — take a gander below at how Mother Nature is always in style! 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)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: Use the navy stripes tonal paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: To create the grid, cut the following sizes of various papers: 4-1/2"" x 4"", 1-1/4"" x 4"", 5-1/2"" x 4"", 11-1/2"" x 1"", 1"" x 6-1/4"", 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"", 6"" x 4-1/2"" & 6"" x 1-1/2"". Adhere pieces to the layout, leaving approximately 1/4"" in between each piece. Step 3: Cut two strips from the yellow dragonflies paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 1/2"" and 6"" x 1/2"". Adhere to the pieces as shown. Step 4: Adhere photos to the layout as shown. Photo sizes are 4-1/4"" x 3-3/4"", 5-1/4"" x 3-3/4"", 4"" x 6"" and 3"" x 4-1/4"". Step 5: Adhere clusters of embellishments and stickers as shown, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Journal on yellow strips as desired with the Brown Dual-Tip Pen.What do you like most about this outdoor scrapbook layout? And what kind of outdoor activities do you take the most pictures of? Tell us in the comments! "," Nature can be a reset button for one's mind, body and spirit. In fact, being amongst natural environments have been shown to decrease stress and anxiety, promote well-being and better health and even increase creativity! (Yay for us scrappers!) Speaking of creativity, here's a one-page layout that will surely reel in outdoorsy allure — take a gander below at how Mother Nature is always in style! To create this la","Fishing, Nature, outdoors, Spring, Spring Cottage Collection, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/springcottage_embellishments_1920x1080.jpg,59281 "Win Custom Products — March Virtual Crop: Digital Edition Challenges!","Creative Memories","2021-03-05 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/05/win-custom-products-march-virtual-crop-digital-edition-challenges/," Welcome to the March Virtual Crop: Digital Edition! First, let's walk through an overview of the event, which runs Friday, March 5, at 9am CT through Sunday, March 7, at 11:59pm CT on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (click here to join). Here's a quick three-minute overview of how the event will run: https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/mv1uq8urog View Video Larger ➤ If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop: Digital Edition, you can get the 411 on 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 (5) of the challenges for the event. You can work at your own pace! However, we have a recommended schedule below to pace yourself and complete all five challenges to maximize your chances to win a prize! Limited-Time 2-Page Custom Refill Pages Available Now! Remember, we have our limited-time 2-Page Custom Refill Pages available right now, and when you purchase them, you will receive free NSD 2021 Foiled Embellishments (1 pack of 15 embellishments) with your order.During the challenge times below, there will be chat support available in the Creative Memories Custom Designer (for US and CA). In addition to sharing your progress and asking questions in the Facebook Group, we will have chat support available to you directly in the Creative Memories Custom Designer. If you have a specific question about how to get your project done, you will have help available via chat!Challenge #1: 9am CT Friday (2am AEDT Saturday)Challenge #2: 11am CT Friday (4am AEDT Saturday)Challenge #3: 1pm CT Friday (6am AEDT Saturday)Challenge #4: 9am CT Saturday (2am AEDT Sunday)Challenge #5: 11am CT Saturday (4am AEDT Sunday)New Custom Themes are LIVE: We have added some exclusive themes to the Designer for this weekend to ensure you can make the most of your seasonal projects! You’ll notice that NSD 2021 and Easter Blessings 2-Page templates have been added to the Custom Designer, as well as other new favorites. The Rules for All 5 Challenges Create a layout 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!Take a screenshot of your completed project. (Instructions for Mac | PC)Post your screenshot on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group AND add  #CMDigitalVCMarch1, #CMDigitalVCMarch2, #CMDigitalVCMarch3, 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 #CMDigitalVCMarch1, #CMDigitalVCMarch2, etc., so we can find your post. For Instagram users, you will need to add #CMDigitalVCMarch1, #CMDigitalVCMarch2, #CMDigitalVCMarch3, etc., so your post can be found that way.You have the entire event to submit your projects for all five challenges but all submissions must be received by Sunday, March 7, at 11:59pm CT (or Monday, 8 March, at 4:59pm AEDT 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 CM products). Challenge #1: Create a Custom Album Cover Starts at 9am CT Friday (2am AEDT 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/jncqim3z53 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 Boho Escape Challenge #2: Create a Layout | One-Page Design Starts at 11am CT Friday (4am AEDT 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/k9mg0gl6uy 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 Emerald Gemstone and North Pole Magic Challenge #3: Create a Layout with Tonal Elements & Borders Starts at 1pm CT Friday (6am AEDT 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/7png8lxs1n 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 Boho Escape and Party Time! Challenge #4: Create a Two-Page Spread Starts at 9am CT Saturday (2am AEDT 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/x1gho0uk4f 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 Natural Disposition Challenge #5: Create a Layout With Space for Memorabilia or Traditional Elements Starts at 11am CT Saturday (4am AEDT 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/wgod3i28m9 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 Natural Disposition and room for memorabilia 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 March Virtual Crop: Digital Edition! First, let's walk through an overview of the event, which runs Friday, March 5, at 9am CT through Sunday, March 7, at 11:59pm CT on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (click here to join). Here's a quick three-minute overview of how the event will run: https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/mv1uq8urog View Video Larger ➤ If this is your first time particip",,"Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/virtualcrop_digitaledition_960x540-2.jpg,58943 "Add a Taste of the Tropics With These Pineapple Scrapbook Projects","Krislyn Mattei","2021-03-04 15:42:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/04/add-a-taste-of-the-tropics-with-these-pineapple-scrapbook-projects/," A prickly, diamond-shaped facade, leaves standing so tall they're basically wearing a crown, a juicy sweetness that transports you to a beachy state of mind... it's the humble pineapple (or shall we say, fineapple)! Pineapples surely bring on those warm-weather wonders and vacation vibes, and if you want to add a tropical twist to your layouts and projects, then it's only fitting to add the Pineapple Punch to your toolbox! Plus, when you pair it with the Boho Escape collection, an oasis of awesome is right at your fingertips. See for yourself with these pineapple scrapbook projects below! To create these borders and card, you will need: Boho Escape Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pineapple Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scallop, Scoring & Deckle Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning MarchTape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Pineapple Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/bfh3xZDKNaI My Kind of Paradise Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of mint tonal paper for the base. Step 2: With the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut a 1"" x 12"" strip of tropical florals designer paper and adhere to the left side of the base. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 1-1/2"" x 12"" strip of mustard yellow paper and adhere to the right side of the base. Also with the Scallop Blade, cut a 1-1/8"" x 12"" strip of navy triangles patterned designer paper and mount on top of the mustard yellow strip. Step 4: Using the Pineapple Punch, punch three pineapples using both the tan canvas and three white patterned papers. Adhere to the navy strip, leaving a space in the middle for a sticker title. Step 5: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Pineapple Pairs Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of green leafy designer paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of mustard yellow tonal paper and adhere on top, followed by a 12"" x 1-3/4"" strip of dark teal dotted diamonds designer paper. Step 3: Cut four 1"" squares of salmon pink weave designer paper. Punch five olive, five mint and 10 mustard yellow pineapples with the Pineapple Punch. Trim the tops off the mustard pineapples and adhere to the olive and mint shapes. Mount all to the border as shown. Relaxification Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade, cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of dark green striped tonal paper for the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut a 2-3/8"" x 12"" strip of olive paper and adhere on top, followed by a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of tan canvas designer paper. Step 2: Using the Pineapple Punch, punch three pineapples each with olive, dark green and navy patterned papers. Adhere as shown to the top, middle and bottom sections of the border. Step 3: Cut a rug embellishment in half and adhere to the sections between pineapples. Cut sections of a border sticker and adhere to the top and bottom of the border. Step 4: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Friends for Life 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 5-1/4"" x 4"" piece of green leafy designer paper and adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Cut a 5-1/4"" x 2"" strip of dark teal dotted diamonds designer paper. Punch five pineapples from it at regular intervals. Back this piece with a 5-1/4"" x 2"" strip of White Solid Cardstock. Punch five pineapples from mustard yellow, terra cotta and salmon pink papers. Adhere over the punched out “holes” in the dark teal dotted diamonds paper. Mount on the card. Step 4: Cut a mustard yellow border sticker in two 5-1/4"" lengths and adhere to the card. Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension.Which of these pineapple scrapbook projects do you like the most and why? We want to know, so leave a comment for us! "," A prickly, diamond-shaped facade, leaves standing so tall they're basically wearing a crown, a juicy sweetness that transports you to a beachy state of mind... it's the humble pineapple (or shall we say, fineapple)! Pineapples surely bring on those warm-weather wonders and vacation vibes, and if you want to add a tropical twist to your layouts and projects, then it's only fitting to add the Pineapple Punch to your toolbox! Pl","Boho Escape Collection, Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Travel, Tropical","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Travel",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/pineapplepunch_card-1.jpg,57160 "Buzz in Beauty With This Spring Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-03-03 16:31:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/03/buzz-in-beauty-with-this-spring-scrapbook-layout/," Ahh, springtime — a season of rebirth and renewal, from fresh floral fragrances to little birds peeping and chirping from within their homely nests, winged insects fluttering through the air and drizzly rain showers to unearth sprouting greenery from the dark of winter. Of course, it's only natural to want to commemorate this grand thaw, and it's easy to do so with the Spring Cottage collection! Take a look at how this spring scrapbook layout gets into the spring of things — and bee inspired to make it yourself! 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 Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the brown and white gingham picnic blanket texture tonal paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut a strip from the yellow dragonflies paper to measure 12"" x 1/2"". Adhere to the bottom edge of the layout. Step 3: Adhere the picket fence border sticker behind the brown patterned border sticker, adhere to the top edge of the yellow dragonflies paper. Step 4: Adhere four large mats along the edges of both sides of the layout. The bottom-left mat will overlap the bottom-right mat, and the top-right mat will overlap the top-left mat. Adhere small title mat atop the upper-right larger mat.  Step 5: Cut a small mat in half (3"" x 4"") with the white and brown gingham picnic blanket texture pattern. Adhere to the bottom-left larger mat to journal on. Step 6: Cut another strip from the yellow dragonflies paper to measure 12"" x 1/2"". Adhere along the top edge of the mats.  Step 7: Adhere the picket fence border sticker behind the brown patterned border sticker, adhering along the top edge of the yellow dragonflies paper.  Step 8: Adhere photos to the mats. Photo sizes: Two 6"" x 4"" photos (parts of the photos will be tucked behind previous mats) and one 3"" x 4"" photo. Step 9: Adhere stickers to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired.What do you like most about the springtime? And what part of this spring scrapbook layout captures your attention most? Tell us in the comments below! "," Ahh, springtime — a season of rebirth and renewal, from fresh floral fragrances to little birds peeping and chirping from within their homely nests, winged insects fluttering through the air and drizzly rain showers to unearth sprouting greenery from the dark of winter. Of course, it's only natural to want to commemorate this grand thaw, and it's easy to do so with the Spring Cottage collection! Take a look at how this spri","Family, Scrapbook Layout, Spring, Spring Cottage Collection, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/springcottage_stickersmats_1920x1080.jpg,59277 "Make the Most of Your Papers With This Earth Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2021-03-02 16:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/02/make-the-most-of-your-papers-with-this-earth-scrapbook-layout/," Have you ever had scrapbooking paper that was so beautiful that you wanted to make the most of its pattern and palette and to not leave any scraps behind? Blog contributor Noreen Smith loves the Emerald Gemstone papers... so much so that she made a layout that uses just one sheet of Emerald Gemstone paper, yet is undeniably full of intrigue and interest! (P.S. You can create this one-page wonder with any CM collection!) Check out this Earth scrapbook layout below to see how Noreen did it! Noreen’s Inspiration The new Emerald Gemstone Paper Pack features such stunning papers — I want to make use of every square inch of every single page! That’s okay, for I’ve come up with an easy cutting technique to create a single-page layout using just one of the precious Emerald Gemstone papers, a couple of pieces of coordinating cardstock and the intricate Gemstone Chain Border Maker Cartridge! To create the layout you will need: One piece of paper from the Emerald Gemstone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)In this layout, Blue Solid Cardstock was used for the photo mats and Aqua Solid Cardstock was used for the layout base.Emerald Gemstone Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Emerald Gemstone Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Gemstone Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)CM Zero Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Watch the video to see how easy it is to cut and assemble this layout or follow along with the written instructions below. https://youtu.be/wstwGZCqfiI Step 1: Crop three photos to measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" and cut Blue Solid Cardstock into three 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" squares. Mount photos onto cardstock squares with adhesive. Step 2: Arrange matted photos onto designer paper, using the Zero Centering Ruler to ensure they are 1/4"" in from all sides of paper. Adhere. Trim patterned paper around photos. Set photo strip aside. Step 3: With the Gemstone Chain Border Punch, punch two borders from remaining designer paper. Tip: Discard the punch debris, but save the skinny strips to add to your layout for a little extra contrast! Step 4: Turn remaining strip of patterned paper 90 degrees and cut at 1/2"". Discard small 1/2"" scrap. Step 5: Turn designer paper 90 degrees and cut at 2"" to yield one 2"" x 11-1/2"" strip and one 3-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" strip. Step 6: Assemble layout as shown, placing 2"" x 11-1/2"" strip near top of page, followed by a border strip, the photo strip, the second border strip and the 3-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" strip onto Aqua Solid Cardstock. Make sure to align the edges of the paper strips with the edges of the matted photos. Adhere. Add the skinny strips leftover from punching the border strips if desired. Step 7: Complete layout with title sticker cluster, adding Foam Squares to the cluster to provide dimension. Cut one of the double-journal card mats into two sections. Tip: Use All-Purpose Scissors to fussy cut the design around the journal box as shown! Journal with a Black Dual-Tip Pen and add card to layout along with any other desired sticker embellishments. Try this Earth scrapbook layout with any of the amazing Emerald Gemstone patterned papers, or any other papers that are precious to you! What paper pack do you want to get the most out of? Let us know in the comments below! "," Have you ever had scrapbooking paper that was so beautiful that you wanted to make the most of its pattern and palette and to not leave any scraps behind? Blog contributor Noreen Smith loves the Emerald Gemstone papers... so much so that she made a layout that uses just one sheet of Emerald Gemstone paper, yet is undeniably full of intrigue and interest! (P.S. You can create this one-page wonder with any CM collection!) Check","Emerald Gemstone Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Layout","Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/img_8184.jpg,58972 "This Spring Scrapbook Layout Is a Breath of Fresh Air",melissaullmann,"2021-03-01 16:04:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/03/01/this-spring-scrapbook-layout-is-a-breath-of-fresh-air/," There may still be a bit of snow on the ground and a brisk nip in the air at CM headquarters in Minnesota, but there are butterflies, blooming wildflowers, lily pads, picnics and bees buzzin' around due to the latest collection to launch — Spring Cottage! If you have some spring fever and want to add splashes of soft hues and renewed creativity inside your albums, then get ready for scrapbooking serenity, as this collection is a breath of fresh air for your photos of cabin or cottage days, the outdoors, Mother's Day, camping, gardening and more seasonal sensations! Check out this one-page wonder and see for yourself! Photo sizes: (2) 3"" x 4"", (1) 5-1/2"" x 4"" 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)Spring Cottage Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Spring Cottage collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/XF_DHkpYeBM Step 1: Use the light-blue sky designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of yellow dragonflies designer paper to measure 12"" x 5"". Adhere approximately 1"" from the bottom of the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of dark green tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"". Use your scissors to snip closely together along one edge of the piece for the “grass.” Step 4: Cut a piece of olive green leaves tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1/2"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the “grass” piece. Adhere behind the top edge of a border sticker. Adhere to the layout using Foam Squares. Step 5: Adhere two mats in the middle of the layout. Step 6: Layer and cluster embellishments on and/or around the mats, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. What do you like most about this spring scrapbook layout and the new Spring Cottage collection? What's your most beloved spring activity? Let us know in the comments below! "," There may still be a bit of snow on the ground and a brisk nip in the air at CM headquarters in Minnesota, but there are butterflies, blooming wildflowers, lily pads, picnics and bees buzzin' around due to the latest collection to launch — Spring Cottage! If you have some spring fever and want to add splashes of soft hues and renewed creativity inside your albums, then get ready for scrapbooking serenity, as this collection","Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Spring, Spring Cottage Collection, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/springcottage_collection2_1920x1080.jpg,59258 "Weekly Sketch Round-Up Feb. 22-26","Creative Memories","2021-02-28 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/28/weekly-sketch-round-up-feb-22-26/," February may be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn't mean there was any shortage of fun, awesome, stunning sketches ideas on our Instagram! This week, we posted four fantastic projects on our page (@CreativeMemories), and we're here to share them all with you in one crafty place. Here's your Weekly Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Now this sketch is a cause for celebration! Want to create it? Well, stay tuned and subscribe to the blog so you don't miss it when the post goes up! Sketch #2 Talk about a green dream scene! Learn how to create this Emerald Gemstone layout by reading the step-by-step instructions found in this blog post! Sketch #3 Sketch #3 is a lovely layered border worth making! In fact, we'll be posting instructions for this beauty to the blog shortly! Sketch #4 This card is glorious indeed! Get instructions for it by checking out this blog post! (P.S. That blog post also has some borders worth crafting, too!) Which of these four project do you like most? And what has been the best, most creative or fun project you took on in February? Tell us in the comments below! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Join our Virtual Crop Facebook Group, where we hold monthly crops on the second Friday of each month! The next round begins on March 12 at 1pm CT — we can’t wait to see you! (P.S. We also have a Virtual Crop: Digital Edition in the works a week before that, so stay tuned for more details!) "," February may be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn't mean there was any shortage of fun, awesome, stunning sketches ideas on our Instagram! This week, we posted four fantastic projects on our page (@CreativeMemories), and we're here to share them all with you in one crafty place. Here's your Weekly Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Now this sketch is a cause for celebration! Want to create it? Well, stay tu","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Sketch, 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/2018/08/weekly-sketch-round-up-creative-memories1.jpg,59183 "This Natural Scrapbook Layout Is a Blue-Green Dream Scene",melissaullmann,"2021-02-26 15:05:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/26/this-natural-scrapbook-layout-is-a-blue-green-dream-scene/," Cool shades — blues, greens and purples — can evoke a calming, soothing, serene feeling and may also remind us of things like water, grass and bright, clear skies. And if you're looking to find a collection that packs a palette that does just that, then the appropriately named Emerald Gemstone collection has the hues for you. Dive into your next project with this natural scrapbook layout that will make your albums look cooler. To create this layout you will need: Emerald Gemstone Designer Paper 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 Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock 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: Using your 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut numerous “L” pieces from a variety of hues and patterns of paper that measure 1/2"". Step 2: Using your 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut numerous “L” pieces from a variety of hues and patterns of paper that measure3/4"". Step 3: Place one “L” piece coming in from the left side of the layout. Adhere.  Step 4: Rotate between 1/2"" and 3/4"" “L” pieces when adhering. Finish the edge with a triangle piece. Step 5: Continue going around the layout with the “L” pieces.  Step 6: Cut three photo mats from White Solid Cardstock to measure 6"" x 4"". Adhere to the layout, tucking some under the points of the triangles along the edges. Step 7: Adhere two photos that measure 5-1/2"" x 3-1/"" and one that measures 3-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Step 8: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 5-1/2"" x 1-1/2"". Adhere to the layout to journal on. Step 9: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. What sorts of Earth-themed photos would you fill this natural scrapbook layout with? Let us know in the comments below! "," Cool shades — blues, greens and purples — can evoke a calming, soothing, serene feeling and may also remind us of things like water, grass and bright, clear skies. And if you're looking to find a collection that packs a palette that does just that, then the appropriately named Emerald Gemstone collection has the hues for you. Dive into your next project with this natural scrapbook layout that will make your albums look co","Adventure, Emerald Gemstone Collection, Kids, Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/emerald-gemstone-papers-creative-memories.jpg,58763 "Inflate New Ideas With This Birthday Scrapbook Layout Idea","Creative Memories","2021-02-25 16:28:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/25/inflate-new-ideas-with-this-birthday-scrapbook-layout-idea/," Birthdays, baby showers, graduations, anniversaries, and every special occasion in between, balloons can be an inflated impression on whatever party that may commence! So many shapes and sizes, hues and happy smiles, it's a cheerful surprise indeed. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu has recently queued into these inflatable beauties, and they were a main theme for this birthday scrapbook layout she created. Give it a go! Sachiyo’s Inspiration One of the most surprising things I saw in the U.S. is that balloons are sold everywhere. When I first saw balloons floating at the checkout counter in a supermarket, I thought it was a special day and they decorated the store to celebrate something. As I’ve been living in the United States for four years and have seen many balloons, I now understand that balloons are almost essential for living in America. On what occasion do you like to buy balloons? To create this layout you will need: Party Time! Bright Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Blue Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Eggplant Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Double Balloon 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)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut out a 1"" width frame from Eggplant Solid Cardstock. Cut two mats from the cardstock to measure 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"". Step 2: Cut the white “confetti” dots patterned paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Adhere it to the eggplant frame. Step 3: Using the Double Balloon Punch, punch balloons from various patterned paper. Step 4: Cut two pieces of the kraft and white triangles patterned paper to measure 5-1/2"" x 2"". Round the bottom two corners using the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Ink the edges with Brown Dual-Tip Pen and adhere to the page. Add the eggplant mats. Step 5: Cut out a journal box from a mat of your choice and adhere to the page. Step 6: Adhere the cut-out balloons, stickers, and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What sorts of events do you like balloons for? Will you be creating this birthday scrapbook layout? Let us know in the comments below! "," Birthdays, baby showers, graduations, anniversaries, and every special occasion in between, balloons can be an inflated impression on whatever party that may commence! So many shapes and sizes, hues and happy smiles, it's a cheerful surprise indeed. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu has recently queued into these inflatable beauties, and they were a main theme for this birthday scrapbook layout she created. Give it a go! ",,"Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/img_8099-1.jpg,59048 "These Natural Scrapbook Projects Are Endlessly Exquisite",melissaullmann,"2021-02-24 16:40:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/24/these-natural-scrapbook-projects-are-endlessly-exquisite/," There's no need to sift through the rough to find the diamond that is the Emerald Gemstone collection! This collection is filled with many solid sensations, crystal-clear winners and true treasures! Plus, when you add the Gemstone Chain Border Maker Cartridge into the mix, you'll uncover a whole world of creative possibilities and bedazzling borders to polish off your projects! Enjoy these absolute gems and find your next natural scrapbook projects below! To create these borders and card, 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)Emerald Gemstone Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blue Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Gemstone 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 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Gemstone Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/9xS4tpZwrOo Pretty Amazing Border Step 1: Cut a piece of Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 3"".  Step 2: Cut a piece of teal wash designer paper to measure 12"" x 2-3/4"". Adhere to the border. Step 3: Cut a piece of the yellow-green wash tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere to the middle of the border. Step 4: Using the Border Maker System with the Gemstone Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from the blue outlined gemstones tonal paper. Adhere along the edges of the middle yellow-green wash strip. Step 5: Using the Border Maker System with the Gemstone Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from the yellow-green outlined gemstones tonal paper. Adhere along the outside edges of the previous borders.  Step 6: Adhere the peacock “eyespots” border embellishment in between the blue borders. Step 7: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Glorious Card Step 1: Cut Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 5-1/2"" x 8-1/2"". Fold in half to create the card base. Step 2: Cut a piece of light-blue wash tonal paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"".  Step 3: Using the Border Maker System with Gemstone Border Maker Cartridge, punch several borders from different shades of papers. Adhere to the middle of the light-blue paper. Cut off any excess with your scissors. Step 4: Cut two pieces from the green geometric patterned paper:  4"" x 1/2"" and 4"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere to the card. Step 5: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Rock On Border Step 1: Cut a piece of green wash tonal paper to measure 2"" x 12"". Step 2: Using the Border Maker System with the Gemstone Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from the dark-green paper and two borders from the light-green paper. Adhere along the back sides of the border. Step 3: Cut two strips of teal and blue “minerals deposits” patterned paper to measure 1/4"" x 12"". Adhere along the right and left edges of the border. Step 4: Adhere sticker borders just inside of the previous strips as shown. Step 5: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Which one of these natural scrapbook projects will you be creating first? What do you like most about the Emerald Gemstone collection and the Gemstone Chain BMC? Tell us in the comments below! "," There's no need to sift through the rough to find the diamond that is the Emerald Gemstone collection! This collection is filled with many solid sensations, crystal-clear winners and true treasures! Plus, when you add the Gemstone Chain Border Maker Cartridge into the mix, you'll uncover a whole world of creative possibilities and bedazzling borders to polish off your projects! Enjoy these absolute gems and find your next nat","Border Ideas, Border Maker, Border Maker System, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Emerald Gemstone Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/gemstonechainbmc_large.jpg,58775 "This Birthday Scrapbook Layout Serves Up Sweetness","Krislyn Mattei","2021-02-23 16:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/23/this-birthday-scrapbook-layout-serves-up-scrapbooking-sweetness/," When talking about birthdays, it's hard to not bring up (or light up or slice up!) a totally delicious and sugary treat — the cake. While some of us prefer the classic chocolate or vanilla offerings, others may find tastes such as mocha, lemon, salted caramel, carrot, funfetti (and more!), irresistible. No matter your top-notch choice, the Party Time! collection will always be a sweet addition to your albums. How so? See for yourself down below as the Party Time! Variety Mat Pack has been served up as a delightful layered cake upon this birthday scrapbook layout. To create this layout you will need: Party Time! Blue Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a blue “confetti” dots paper as the base for this layout. Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of blue gingham paper and adhere to the left side of the layout. Step 2: Cut three variety mats to 3"" x 2"" sections, using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade to cut the bottom edge of each. Round the corners of the top piece with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Overlap and adhere these “cake layers,” as shown, to the left side of the layout. Cut a 3-3/4"" x 1/2"" piece of a kraft grid mat and tuck under the bottom layer of the “cake.” Step 3: Mat a 6"" x 4"" photo with a 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" variety mat and adhere to the layout. Crop two photos to measure 3-1/4"" x 5"" and one photo to measure 3-1/2"" x 5"". Mat the latter on a 4"" x 5-1/2"" piece of a kraft grid mat, trimming the bottom of the mat using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade. Adhere photos to the layout. Step 4: Add embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. What design choices really stand out to you with this birthday scrapbook layout? Let us know in the comments below! "," When talking about birthdays, it's hard to not bring up (or light up or slice up!) a totally delicious and sugary treat — the cake. While some of us prefer the classic chocolate or vanilla offerings, others may find tastes such as mocha, lemon, salted caramel, carrot, funfetti (and more!), irresistible. No matter your top-notch choice, the Party Time! collection will always be a sweet addition to your albums. How so? See fo","Birthday, Celebration, Happy Birthday, Kids, Party Time! Collection, Scrapbook Layout","Birthday,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/partytime_embellishments_and_mats_large.jpg,58088 "Reflect on Worldly Wonder With This Natural Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-02-22 15:59:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/22/reflect-on-worldly-wonder-with-this-natural-scrapbook-layout/," Our natural environment has the power to move and inspire us, from colossal glaciers to staggering mountains and plains dotted with wild animals — we sure live in a big, beautiful world. It's so important to remind ourselves that some of the best and most brilliant sights were created by Mother Nature herself. And when you want to pay homage to these awe-inspiring, picturesque wonders, then look toward the glory of the Emerald Gemstone collection. Take a look at this natural scrapbook layout made with this latest collection and see how you can turn the allure of planet Earth into an elegant addition to your albums! 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 Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the dark green gemstone tonal paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the green wash tonal paper to measure 12"" x 5-1/2"". Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Adhere large and small mat with title in the upper left of the layout. Step 4: Adhere one-half of a small mat to the right of the previous mat to journal on. Step 5: Cut three large mats in half. Adhere to the layout at slight angles. Adhere three photos measuring 2-3/4"" x 4"" to these mats. Step 6: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. The Emerald Gemstone collection offers you plenty of creative possibilities for creating natural scrapbook layouts that are filled with the Earth's beauty! What will you create? "," Our natural environment has the power to move and inspire us, from colossal glaciers to staggering mountains and plains dotted with wild animals — we sure live in a big, beautiful world. It's so important to remind ourselves that some of the best and most brilliant sights were created by Mother Nature herself. And when you want to pay homage to these awe-inspiring, picturesque wonders, then look toward the glory of the Emer","Emerald Gemstone Collection, Kids, Mat Pack, outdoors, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/emeraldgemstone_stickersmats_large.jpg,58767 "Weekly Sketch Round-Up Feb. 15-19","Creative Memories","2021-02-21 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/21/weekly-sketch-round-up-feb-15-19/," Get ready to rock 'n' roll (and scroll!) into your next project this week, for we have another online edition of the Weekly Sketch Round-Up! Two feature the Party Time! collection and the other two the exclusive Cardstock Buffet Combo Packs — all being scrapbooking winners with easy-to-follow steps! Let's get to it! Sketch #1 Party like it's your birthday with this bright layout! Learn more about it (and make it for yourself!) by reading this blog post! Sketch #2 Speaking of partying, it'll be DIY celebration in your craft room when you make this card! Find the step-by-step instructions for it here in this blog post! Sketch #3 Combo-Packs-Scrapbooking-Borders-Creative-Memories-12 Have you gotten one of the exclusive Cardstock Buffet Combo Packs? They're a packed plethora of pretty papers! See for yourself with this sensational layout! Sketch #4 Speaking of the latest CM Combo Packs, Sketch #4 also features these monochromatic marvels! Try it for yourself by following the instructions in this blog post!For Combo Pack Cardstock Buffet Promo details, visit: US | CA | AU Which one of these projects will you be taking on this week? Let us know in the comments below! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Join our Virtual Crop Facebook Group, where we hold monthly crops on the second Friday of each month! The next round commences on March 12 at 1pm CT — we can't wait to see you! (P.S. We also have a Virtual Crop: Digital Edition in the works next month, so stay tuned for more details!) "," Get ready to rock 'n' roll (and scroll!) into your next project this week, for we have another online edition of the Weekly Sketch Round-Up! Two feature the Party Time! collection and the other two the exclusive Cardstock Buffet Combo Packs — all being scrapbooking winners with easy-to-follow steps! Let's get to it! Sketch #1 Party like it's your birthday with this bright layout! Learn more about it (and make ","Card Sketch, Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Card Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/weekly-sketch-round-up-creative-memories.jpg,58898 "Throw Your Own Party With This DIY Birthday Card and Birthday Scrapbook Borders","Krislyn Mattei","2021-02-19 16:10:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/19/throw-your-own-party-with-this-diy-birthday-card-and-birthday-scrapbook-borders/," Birthdays come but once a year, but with the Party Time! collection, you can turn any day into a big-time celebration — especially when that moment is spent crafting and scrapbooking! Balloons and banners, streamers and sparklers, the Party Time! collection is always ready for a good time. Ready to unwrap some of its magic? Burst forth brilliance with these birthday scrapbook borders and delightful DIY birthday card and let your crafting be the life of the scrap-tastic party! To create these borders and card, you will need: Party Time! Bright Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Blue Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Aqua, Blue, Goldenrod, Navy, Scarlet & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Double Balloon 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) Party Time 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 blue Happy Birthday wishes paper and adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Cut a 6"" x 5"" piece of white and kraft Happy Birthday wishes paper. Cut a 6"" x 1"" strip of kraft dotted stars paper. Tuck a 6"" x 1/2"" strip of blue and periwinkle stripes paper behind it. Mount on the Happy Birthday wishes piece. Place in the 12-inch Trimmer at a slight angle and cut one edge. Turn and cut the remaining edges to create a 5-1/4"" x 4"" piece that’s angled slightly. Mount this piece on the card. Step 4: Punch several balloons from red party icons, blue Happy Birthday wishes and periwinkle sparkles papers. Mount them on the card, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Add the “Party time!” title embellishment with Foam Squares. Happy Birthday Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip of red party icons paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of bold polka dots paper and adhere to the base, about 1/8"" from the top edge. Step 2: Punch a row of balloons from a 12"" length of purple dotted stars paper. Start with the corner of the paper aligned with the second “ridge” inside the punch. Punch and slide the paper over so that just the edge of the larger balloon is showing and punch again. Continue until you’ve punched eight times along the length of the strip. Trim the piece to measure 12"" x 2"" and adhere on top of the bold polka dots strip. Step 3: Punch balloons from Goldenrod, Scarlet, Blue and Aqua Solid Cardstocks. Adhere several over the balloon cutouts, popping them up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Add additional stickers as shown. Here’s to You Border Step 1: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of green and white stripes paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of yellow chevron paper and adhere on top. Cut a 1-1/2"" x 12"" strip of bunting banners paper and mount on top. Step 3: Punch balloons from Scarlet, White, Goldenrod and Navy Solid Cardstocks. Adhere several to the border as shown, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Add stickers as shown. Will you be creating these birthday scrapbook borders or the DIY birthday card first? What is an upcoming (or previous!) celebration you would use these for? Tell us in the comments below! "," Birthdays come but once a year, but with the Party Time! collection, you can turn any day into a big-time celebration — especially when that moment is spent crafting and scrapbooking! Balloons and banners, streamers and sparklers, the Party Time! collection is always ready for a good time. Ready to unwrap some of its magic? Burst forth brilliance with these birthday scrapbook borders and delightful DIY birthday card and let","Birthday, Birthday Card, Border Ideas, Borders, Happy Birthday, Party Time! Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Birthday,Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/doubleballoonpunch_1920x1080.jpg,58100 "Go With the Combo Flow With These Scrapbook Layout Ideas",melissaullmann,"2021-02-18 16:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/18/go-with-the-combo-flow-with-these-scrapbook-layout-ideas/," Shades meet style in the exclusive Cardstock Buffet Combo Packs! Not only do you get six sheets of double-sided designer papers, but you also get four coordinating sheets of cardstock in each of the six different combo packs — that's an ombré brigade of cohesive layouts and stunning projects right at your fingertips! Remember, there's the Black and White, Scarlet, Dark Sea Green, Aqua, Navy and Orchid Combo Packs — and any of those options can easily be used in the scrapbook layout ideas below! Take a look for yourself on how to blend these combo packs with other CM products to create monochromatic masterpieces!P.S. Order the Cardstock Buffet Combo Packs before noon CT on Feb. 23 (before midnight AEDT on 23 Feb. for Australia) before they're gone for good... and to create these scrapbook layout ideas, of course!For Combo Pack Cardstock Buffet Promo details, visit: US | CA | AU To create these projects you’ll need: Your Choice of Combo Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Your Choice of Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Your Choice of Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of cardstock from a combo pack for the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut eight strips of paper to measure 1/2"" x 12"". Adhere four on each side of the layout, leaving about 1/8"" in between each strip. Step 3: Cut six strips of paper to measure 1/2"" x 6"". Adhere three on the top and three on the bottom, leaving about 1/8"" between each strip. Step 4: Cut two photo mats to measure 6"" x 4"" from either cardstock or designer paper.  Step 5: Cut two photos to measure 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to the photo mats.  Step 6: Adhere stickers and embellishments using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. Used a mix of the CM Combo Packs (Aqua, Dark Sea Green and Black and White) with Party Time! Embellishments and Stickers Rotated the layout and used the Aqua Combo Pack with Vitamin Sea Stickers Used the Dark Sea Green Combo Pack with Emerald Gemstone Stickers Used the Black and White Combo Pack with Natural Disposition Stickers Which one of these scrapbook layout ideas will you be bringing to life? AND — which combo pack is your top choice and why? Let us know in the comments below! Shop the Combo Pack Cardstock Buffet: US | CA | AU "," Shades meet style in the exclusive Cardstock Buffet Combo Packs! Not only do you get six sheets of double-sided designer papers, but you also get four coordinating sheets of cardstock in each of the six different combo packs — that's an ombré brigade of cohesive layouts and stunning projects right at your fingertips! Remember, there's the Black and White, Scarlet, Dark Sea Green, Aqua, Navy and Orchid Combo Packs — ","Combo Packs, Emerald Gemstone Collection, Natural Disposition Collection, Party Time! Collection, Promotion, Vitamin Sea Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/cardstockbuffet_combopacks_layout_1080x1080.jpg,58837 "Revel in Earth's Beauty With This Natural Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-02-17 15:39:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/17/revel-in-earths-beauty-with-this-natural-scrapbook-layout/," Earth is truly a treasure chest of wonders — from the rolling hills and craggy rocks we walk upon to the starry night skies and cosmos that are light-years away, and even the simplest of trickling brooks and waterways, there's so much to revel in our glorious globe. And if you want to create layouts and projects that radiate with natural, earthy beauty, then the Emerald Gemstone collection will definitely rock your crafting world. Take a look at how this collection (with it's watery washes, crystals galore, bold leaves and more!) breathes life into your albums with this natural scrapbook layout! 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)Emerald Gemstone Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Gemstone 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 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 dark blue stripe tonal paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a strip of green designer paper to measure 1"" x 12"". Adhere to the right edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of the light blue wash tonal paper to measure 4-1/2"" x 12"".  Step 4: Using the Border Maker System with the Gemstone Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from the blue outlined gemstones tonal paper. Adhere behind the right edge of the previous strip. Adhere to the layout along the edge of the green paper. Step 5: Adhere large 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" variety mat along the left edge of the layout. Step 6: Adhere 6"" x 4"" title mat on top of the previous mat. Step 7: Cut strips from four different patterns and shades of designer and tonal papers to measure 6-1/2"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere below the mat. Step 8: Cut five borders to measure 6-1/2"" in length. Adhere one above the mat, and the others between the seams of the paper strips. Step 9: Cut three photo mats to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to the top of the light blue wash paper strip. Add three photos that measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Step 10: Adhere stickers using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. What do you like most about this natural scrapbook layout? Has the Emerald Gemstone collection caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below! "," Earth is truly a treasure chest of wonders — from the rolling hills and craggy rocks we walk upon to the starry night skies and cosmos that are light-years away, and even the simplest of trickling brooks and waterways, there's so much to revel in our glorious globe. And if you want to create layouts and projects that radiate with natural, earthy beauty, then the Emerald Gemstone collection will definitely rock your crafting","Emerald Gemstone Collection, Scrapbook Layout, Travel, Vacation","New Products,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Travel",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/emeraldgemstone_collection_large.jpg,58744 "Get Your Fill of Paper Thrills: Scrapbook Project Ideas Featuring the Latest Combo Packs","Krislyn Mattei","2021-02-16 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/16/get-your-fill-of-paper-thrills-scrapbook-project-ideas-featuring-the-latest-combo-packs/," Black and white, scarlet, navy, dark sea green, orchid, aqua... oh my! We're not just naming off different hues, we're sharing a party of paper options available with one of the two new Cardstock Buffet options — the Combo Pack Cardstock Buffet! Each of these brand-new combo packs contain six designer papers and four coordinating sheets of cardstock per bundle for a plethora of boldly beautiful project possibilities. And remember, when you buy six or more new combo packs, you can earn limited-edition Shamrock Green Solid Cardstock packs FREE! Check out these exciting scrapbooking project ideas made with the recently launched combo packs and be sure to scroll to the bottom to get in on a pop-up sketch challenge on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!For Combo Pack Cardstock Buffet Promo details, visit: US | CA | AU To create these projects you'll need: Navy Combo Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Scarlet Combo Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Orchid Combo Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Double Balloon Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Infinity 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)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning MarchTape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) All Wrapped Up Borders Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-3/4"" strip of cardstock for the base. Step 2: Cut five 2"" x 2"" squares from a variety of designer papers. Adhere to the top edge of the base, leaving the second space from one of the sides bare (it will be covered by the circle shape). Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of diagonal stripes designer paper and adhere it at the bottom edge of the base. Cut a 1/4"" strip of polka dot designer paper and adhere above it. Step 4: Cut 12"" x 1/8"" strips of cardstock. Cut into 2"" lengths and adhere down the middle of each of the square “presents” as shown. Step 5: Using the Infinity Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from cardstock. Trim out each 2"" chain section with scissors. Cut each chain into two loops. Apply adhesive to the bottom of each loop and adhere three together to create a bow. Adhere on top of (and behind) each present as shown. Step 6: Using the inside of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from cardstock. Using the Blue Blade, cut a circle with white dot designer paper. Mount on top of the cardstock circle and adhere to the border, covering the bare spot. Step 7: Punch balloons with the Double Balloon Punch from various paper scraps. Adhere to the circle along with a Party Time! title sticker, popping some elements up with Foam Squares for added dimension. All Wrapped Up Layout Hint: These are the step-by-step instructions to create the #FebruaryBONUS sketch challenge on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! Take on the challenge now (using any predominantly-CM products you have on-hand) and have the opportunity to win an awesome prize! Step 1: Choose a white designer paper (or refill page) as the base for this layout. Step 2: Follow directions above to create the “All Wrapped Up Borders” using any combination of the combo packs. Adhere the border to the bottom edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of diagonal stripes paper and adhere to the top of the layout. Place a “Happy Birthday” banner border sticker along the bottom edge of the strip. Step 4: Cut two 5"" x 3-1/2"" and two 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" mats from cardstock. Cut a 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" piece of ruled paper and mount on top of one of the square mats. Adhere all to the layout. Add photos (two 4-3/4"" x 3-1/4"" and one 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4""). Step 5: Punch balloons with the Double Balloon Punch from various papers and add the balloon shapes to the journal box and journal as desired. What types of scrapbook project ideas will you be putting together with the papers found in the new Combo Pack Cardstock Buffet? Let us know in the comments below! Shop the Combo Pack Cardstock Buffet: US | CA | AU "," Black and white, scarlet, navy, dark sea green, orchid, aqua... oh my! We're not just naming off different hues, we're sharing a party of paper options available with one of the two new Cardstock Buffet options — the Combo Pack Cardstock Buffet! Each of these brand-new combo packs contain six designer papers and four coordinating sheets of cardstock per bundle for a plethora of boldly beautiful project possibilities. And re","Birthday, Border Ideas, Borders, Happy Birthday, Party Time! Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Birthday,Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/cardstockbuffet_layout-creative-memories.jpg,58670 "Weekly Sketch Round-Up Feb. 8-12","Creative Memories","2021-02-14 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/14/weekly-sketch-round-up-feb-8-12/," Talk about a party — the February Virtual Crop has been an absolute blast! Let's keep the celebratory momentum going, shall we? Below are four projects that all gift a grand presence thanks to the Party Time! collection and some festive punches. Get ready for a great time and extra-good vibes — here is your Weekly Sketch Round-Up! Sketches #1 & #2 Now these are some crafty treats! Find instructions to create this border and card by following along to this blog post! Sketch #3 Sketch #3 has us wanting to RSVP to an awesome scrapbooking opportunity! Want in on the fun? Learn more about this layout by reading this blog post! Sketch #4 This border will make your next layout pop! Instructions for it will be coming to the blog soon — you won't want to miss it! Will you be trying out any of these projects this week? If so, tell us which ones in the comments below! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Join our Virtual Crop Facebook Group, where we hold monthly crops on the second Friday of each month! And while the February Virtual Crop is coming to a close, the March Virtual Crop will be here before you know it — join us again on Friday, March 12, at 1pm CT for another round of community, connection and creativity! "," Talk about a party — the February Virtual Crop has been an absolute blast! Let's keep the celebratory momentum going, shall we? Below are four projects that all gift a grand presence thanks to the Party Time! collection and some festive punches. Get ready for a great time and extra-good vibes — here is your Weekly Sketch Round-Up! Sketches #1 & #2 Now these are some crafty treats! Find instructions t","Border Ideas, Card Sketch, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Ideas, 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/2018/08/weekly-sketch-round-up-creative-memories1.jpg,58530 "Win Your Choice of a Cake Border Punch or Double Balloon Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2021-02-13 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/13/win-your-choice-of-a-cake-border-punch-or-double-balloon-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-6/," Saturday, Feb. 13: 1pm CT All good things must come to and end, and now marks the last Virtual Crop challenge for the weekend. However, you still have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit all your layouts and qualify for prizes! So, take your time, enjoy yourself and show us what you've got — 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 two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Q1 Secret Box to complete their layout of the 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, Feb. 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: Winter Woods or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with Everyday Shades (Q1 Secret Box)! 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, Feb. 13: 1pm CT All good things must come to and end, and now marks the last Virtual Crop challenge for the weekend. However, you still have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit all your layouts and qualify for prizes! So, take your time, enjoy yourself and show us what you've got — here's Challenge #6! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View th","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/winterwoods_layout1_1080x1080-1.jpg,58518 "Win an Art Nouveau Prize Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2021-02-13 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/13/win-an-art-nouveau-prize-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5/," Saturday, Feb. 13: 11am, 1pm CT These Virtual Crops are one of the highlights of our month, and this one is no different. It's so much fun seeing what you're all able to create with these sketches. Let's keep the creativity rolling — here's 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 two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Q1 Secret Box to complete their layout of the 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, Feb. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to create a layered border using the Gemstone Chain and Bridge Border Maker Cartridges with CM Advisor Jennene Doyle. https://youtu.be/a8-pUJyT_Kc Created by Jennene Doyle – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching Feb. 15) Emerald Gemstone Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with Everyday Shades (Q1 Secret Box)! 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.” – Brene Brown "," Saturday, Feb. 13: 11am, 1pm CT These Virtual Crops are one of the highlights of our month, and this one is no different. It's so much fun seeing what you're all able to create with these sketches. Let's keep the creativity rolling — here's 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:&nb","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/jennenedoyle_sketch5_final_retouched.jpg,58507 "Win Your Choice of a Party Time! Album Cover or Sort & Stash Binder: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2021-02-13 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/13/win-your-choice-of-a-party-time-album-cover-or-sort-stash-binder-virtual-crop-challenge-4/," Saturday, Feb. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Welcome back to the Virtual Crop! Are you ready for another awesome day of scrapbooking and fun? We hope so, because it's time for 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 two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Q1 Secret Box to complete their layout of the 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, Feb. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to create a balcony layout with Marja from Home Office. https://youtu.be/ybSusywzMBw Created by Karen McMillan – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Love Wins or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with Everyday Shades (Q1 Secret Box)! 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, Feb. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Welcome back to the Virtual Crop! Are you ready for another awesome day of scrapbooking and fun? We hope so, because it's time for 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 two (2) participants in each chall","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/karenmcmillan_final_retouched.jpg,58492 "Win a Party Time! Prize Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2021-02-12 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/12/win-a-party-time-prize-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-3/," Friday, Feb. 12: 5pm CT | Saturday, Feb. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We’re almost done with the first day of the February Virtual Crop! Be sure to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow, because that’s when Challenge #4 and the second day of the Virtual Crop will begin! But until then, let’s finish today on a strong 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 two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Q1 Secret Box to complete their layout of the 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, Feb. 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: Natural Disposition or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with Everyday Shades (Q1 Secret Box)! 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, Feb. 12: 5pm CT | Saturday, Feb. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We’re almost done with the first day of the February Virtual Crop! Be sure to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow, because that’s when Challenge #4 and the second day of the Virtual Crop will begin! But until then, let’s finish today on a strong note — here’s Challenge #3! For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here. ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/naturaldisposition_layout2_1080x1080.jpg,58483 "Win Your Choice of a Cake Border Punch or Heart to Heart Border Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2021-02-12 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/12/win-your-choice-of-a-cake-border-punch-or-heart-to-heart-border-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-2/," Friday, Feb. 12: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Feb. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT You all did a great job with Challenge #1! Your creativity continues to amaze and inspire us. Keep it up — it's time for 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 two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Q1 Secret Box to complete their layout of the 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, Feb. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Get some ideas and techniques to create this sketch with CM Advisor Lisa Thurman. https://youtu.be/l6wB6zapXjs Created by Lisa Thurman – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Party Time! or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with Everyday Shades (Q1 Secret Box)! 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, Feb. 12: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Feb. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT You all did a great job with Challenge #1! Your creativity continues to amaze and inspire us. Keep it up — it's time for 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 two (2) par","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/lisathurman_sketch2_final_retouched.jpg,58464 "Win a Love Wins Prize Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2021-02-12 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/12/win-a-love-wins-prize-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-1/," Friday, Feb. 12: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Feb. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Welcome to the February Virtual Crop! We've got a weekend filled with crafting, creativity and the chance to win some awesome prizes ahead of us. We know you've been waiting patiently, so let's get to it — it's time for 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 — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Q1 Secret Box to complete their layout of the 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, Feb. 18, at noon CT. Check out the two sketch options above for Challenge #1! NOTE: A Secret Box product will be helpful for this challenge! TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to use the Mosaic Recipe Template with Diane from Home Office. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3Evqykm-c8&feature=youtu.be TUTORIAL: Get tips and ideas for using the Mosaic Recipe Template with CM Advisor Lisa Thurman. https://youtu.be/-olbosZG7UE Created by Lisa Thurman – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Everyday Shades (Q1 Secret Box) TUTORIAL: How to create Challenge #1 without the Mosaic Recipe Template with CM Advisor Lisa Thurman. https://youtu.be/J9BMczPFS1M Created by Lisa Thurman – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Everyday Shades (Q1 Secret Box) Here's another idea on how to use this sketch with Everyday Shades! 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, Feb. 12: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Feb. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Welcome to the February Virtual Crop! We've got a weekend filled with crafting, creativity and the chance to win some awesome prizes ahead of us. We know you've been waiting patiently, so let's get to it — it's time for 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 t","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,58319 "Weave in Extra Love With This Valentine's Day Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2021-02-11 16:20:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/11/weave-in-extra-love-with-this-valentines-day-scrapbook-layout/," With its two scallops on top and V-shaped point at the bottom, the heart icon is one of the world’s most familiar symbols, found everywhere from sparkly necklaces to emojis to the Valentine’s Day decorations. Speaking of Valentine's Day, with that date right around the corner, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu wanted to share some love with all of you by creating a layout that makes our hearts pitter-patter with scrapbooking glee! Prep for the love-filled occasion ahead by creating this Valentine's Day scrapbook layout today! Sachiyo’s Inspiration  In Japan, we celebrate Valentine’s Day a little bit differently than other countries. In the “traditional” way, a girl is to give chocolates to the boy that she likes. That kind of chocolate is called “honmei-choco” — which is chocolate gifted exclusively to a significant other. In addition to that, we have other types of chocolate such as “giri-choco,” or chocolate given to male friends, family members and/or work colleagues, as well as “tomo-choco,” or friend chocolate, gifted between female friends. Basically, Valentine’s Day in Japan is the day girls give chocolates to boys. Sound unfair? No worries! We have a reply day called “White Day” on the 14th of March. Men are expected to present girls with gifts roughly three times the value of what they had received a month earlier. Would you prefer celebrating the American or Japanese way?  To create this layout you will need: Love Wins Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Love Wins Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy 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)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 soft pink hearts patterned paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Adhere it to a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock. Use this as the base of this layout. Step 2: Fold a sheet of Navy Solid Cardstock in half. Draw lines at 1"", 6"" and 9"" from the bottom. Using the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, start cutting from the 9"" point of the folded side until the blade crosses the 6"" line. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut from the 6"" point to 1"" line on the folded side. (Note: The images above with white paper are to show you the different lines.) Step 3: Fold a sheet of Navy Solid Cardstock in half. Draw lines at 1-1/8"", 6"" and 9"" from the bottom. Using the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, start cutting from 9"" point of the folded side until the blade crosses the 6"" line. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut from the 6"" point to 1-1/8"" line on the folded side. (This larger navy heart will serve as a base to the smaller navy heart you'll add pieces of paper to, seen below.) Step 4: Cut 12 pieces of pink bubbles patterned paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Step 5: Adhere strips horizontally to the smaller navy heart, spacing 1/8"" in between the strips as shown. Trim the excess. Step 6: Cut five pieces of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere two pieces of pink bubbles patterned paper and three pieces of stripes patterned paper to the navy strips. Add them on the heart vertically, spacing 1"" in between the strips as shown. Trim the excess. Add it to the larger navy heart. Step 7: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Who will you be creating this gorgeous Valentine's Day scrapbook layout for this year? Let us know in the comments below! "," With its two scallops on top and V-shaped point at the bottom, the heart icon is one of the world’s most familiar symbols, found everywhere from sparkly necklaces to emojis to the Valentine’s Day decorations. Speaking of Valentine's Day, with that date right around the corner, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu wanted to share some love with all of you by creating a layout that makes our hearts pitter-patter with scrapb","Hearts, Love, Love Wins Collection, Valentine, Valentine Page Layout, Valentine Projects","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Valentine",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/weaved-heart-layout-creative-memories.jpg,57886 "Combine Art and Heart With These Scrapbook Border Ideas","Krislyn Mattei","2021-02-10 16:51:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/10/combine-art-and-heart-with-these-scrapbook-border-ideas/," The true mark of a creative crafter is what she's able to do with the various tools and supplies that are nearby — especially when said scrapper is able to mix and match, blend and beckon different collections to make masterpieces that simply exude an aura of effortless elegance. Blog contributor Krislyn Mattei recently took the Art Nouveau and Love Wins collections and concocted some stunning scrapbook border ideas — check them out below and show off your own creative genius! Krislyn's Inspiration Playing with the shades and patterns of new papers by making borders is one of the things I love to do the most. I love seeing how the designers created the papers to blend together. It was a fun surprise to pair Art Nouveau and Love Wins and see how well the two different collections blend with each other, too! Check out the borders I created and see if you agree. To create these borders you'll need: 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)Love Wins Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Love Wins Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Heart to Heart Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Baroque Frame Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Petal Frame Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Diamond Arches Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Infinity Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dips & Diamonds Border Maker Cartridge — Out of stock (substitutions are fine)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blade or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning MarchTape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Memories Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of leaf green (Art Nouveau) paper for the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of dark small floral paper (Art Nouveau) and adhere on top of the base. Cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip of white and leaf green foliage (Art Nouveau) paper and place about 1/4"" from the top of the dark small floral strip. Step 2: With the Petal Frame Punch, punch a border from mustard yellow floral (Art Nouveau) paper. Trim to 12"" x 1-1/2"" and mount on the border, just below the white and leaf green foliage strip. Step 3: With the Heart to Heart Border Punch, punch with beige (Art Nouveau) paper, and another with teal weave (Art Nouveau) paper, saving the teal cut-out hearts. Overlap the beige border over the teal border so the solid teal hearts show beneath the beige cut-out hearts. Adhere to the border as shown. With Foam Squares, adhere the teal cut-out hearts on top of the beige solid hearts. Step 4: Add embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. My Kind of Comfort Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of teal large floral paper (Art Nouveau) for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-3/8"" strip of mustard yellow stripes (Art Nouveau) paper and adhere on top. Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of beige (Art Nouveau) paper and mount on top. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of dark teal burst (Art Nouveau) paper. Punch both sides with the Baroque Frame Punch. (Tip: When punching the second side, it is helpful to place a sticky note on the right edge of the strip to add length to the strip, making it easier to position it in the punch.) Adhere to the middle of the border. Step 3: Using the Infinity Chain Borer Maker Cartridge, punch a border with mustard yellow floral (Art Nouveau) paper. Mount in the middle of the baroque frame piece as shown. Step 4: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Live Laugh Love Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of leaf green (Art Nouveau) paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of stripes (Love Wins) paper and adhere on top. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of pink (Love Wins) paper and mount on top, about 1/4"" from the top edge of the stripes piece. Step 2: With the Heart to Heart Border Punch, punch with dark teal waves (Art Nouveau) paper. Thread a “Love” border sticker (Love Wins) through the cut-out hearts. Adhere to the middle of the pink strip. Top solid hearts with various heart stickers (Love Wins), popping them up with Foam Squares. Step 3: Add a hearts border sticker (Love Wins) and “Live laugh love” sticker and embellishments (Art Nouveau). Full of Love Border Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 12"" strip of magenta (Love Wins) paper. Using the Dips & Diamonds Border Maker Cartridge (or any substitution), punch both long edges. This is the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of small hearts (Love Wins) paper and adhere it to the base piece so that just the scallops show. Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of lattice hearts (Love Wins) paper and mount on top. Step 3: With the Heart to Heart Border Punch, punch two borders with magenta (Love Wins) paper. Trim out eight sections of three hearts each. With the Infinity Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with dark teal burst (Art Nouveau) paper. Trim out seven sections. Mount these pieces along the length of the border, alternating hearts and infinity chains. Leave a little room for the title. Step 4: Add a heart (Love Wins) and “Full of love” (Art Nouveau) stickers, popping the title up with Foam Squares. Love Border Step 1: With the Diamond Arches Border Punch, punch a border with pink bubbles (Love Wins) paper. Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, trim the other side so the piece measures 12"" x 2-3/4"". This is the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of dark teal grid of X's and O's (Love Wins) paper and adhere on top of the base. Add a “Love” border sticker along the bottom edge. Step 3: With the Heart to Heart Border Punch, punch with each magenta hearts, pink bubbles and stripes (Love Wins) papers. Trim off the partial hearts on the ends of each strip. Layer and adhere, as shown, to the border. Top with a “Love” sticker with Foam Squares. Which one of these scrapbook border ideas has you feeling the love? Will you put one (or all!) of these together this week? Let us know in the comments below! "," The true mark of a creative crafter is what she's able to do with the various tools and supplies that are nearby — especially when said scrapper is able to mix and match, blend and beckon different collections to make masterpieces that simply exude an aura of effortless elegance. Blog contributor Krislyn Mattei recently took the Art Nouveau and Love Wins collections and concocted some stunning scrapbook border ideas — ch","Art Nouveau Collection, Baroque Frame Punch, Border Ideas, Heart to Heart Border Punch, Infinity Border Maker Cartridge, Love, Love Wins Collection, Petal Frame Punch, Valentine, Wedding","Border Ideas,Heritage,New Products,Project Ideas,Themed Albums,Valentine,Wedding",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/img_5273.jpg,57928 "Have a Stylish Soirée With This Birthday Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-02-09 15:11:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/09/have-a-stylish-soiree-with-this-birthday-scrapbook-layout/," Fun has no age limit — and that includes birthday parties! Every birthday is a milestone, whether large or small, and Party Time! Blue Paper Pack is surely a welcomed guest for your albums with its snazzy, stylish sophistication of dusty blue, periwinkle, white and navy. Ready to RSVP to a stunning birthday scrapbook layout idea fit for young and old? Unwrap the magic below and start plotting your own soirées today! To create this layout you'll need: Party Time! Blue Paper Pack (12/pk) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Party Time! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning MarchTape 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 numbered candles paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of Happy Birthday wishes paper to 10"" x 10"". Cut an 10"" x 10"" L-shaped piece from periwinkle sparkles paper. Tuck the periwinkle shape behind the Happy Birthday wishes paper and adhere to the layout at an angle as shown. Step 3: Crop a photo to 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mat with a slightly larger piece of navy paper, then a 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" piece of natural paper. Crop two photos to 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"", mat with two slightly larger pieces of navy circles paper, then two 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" pieces of kraft star dots paper. Adhere all photos to the layout as shown. Step 4: Adhere border stickers, popping up the Happy Birthday banner with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Add additional stickers and embellishments and journal as desired. What sorts of birthday scrapbook layouts will you create with the Party Time! Blue Paper Pack? Tell us in the comments! "," Fun has no age limit — and that includes birthday parties! Every birthday is a milestone, whether large or small, and Party Time! Blue Paper Pack is surely a welcomed guest for your albums with its snazzy, stylish sophistication of dusty blue, periwinkle, white and navy. Ready to RSVP to a stunning birthday scrapbook layout idea fit for young and old? Unwrap the magic below and start plotting your own soirées today! ","Birthday, Celebration, Happy Birthday, Page Layout, Party Time! Collection","Birthday,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/partytime_stickers_borders_large.jpg,58086 "Send Sweet Scrapbooking Treats With This DIY Valentine's Day Gift","Creative Memories","2021-02-08 16:14:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/08/send-sweet-scrapbooking-treats-with-this-diy-valentines-day-gift/," How do you show your love on Valentine's Day? Do you buy flowers? Give out chocolates? Send sweet cards to loved ones or perform random acts of kindness? If you're a crafter, you might opt to create a homemade Valentine's Day gift instead! Blog contributor Tina Kistinger created her own DIY Valentine's Day gifts and even added her own sweet twist to the project — check it out! Tina’s Inspiration: This DIY Valentine's Day gift is a sweet treat to give to family, friends, and next-door acquaintances that shows your love. It's great for a make and take workshop project, as well as a party gift to give to attendees. I enjoy creating projects that use chocolate squares — I'm definitely a chocolate lover! To create this project you’ll need: Love Wins Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Love Wins Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Crimson Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Multi-Purpose Tool 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) — Returning MarchTape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Chips or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Stapler Step 1: Cut a piece of Crimosn Solid Cardstock to measure 7 3/4"" x 2 1/4"". Step 2: Score the long side at 3/4"", 4 1/4"" and 4 1/2"". Round the corners using the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Step 3: Cut a piece of designer paper for the front to measure 3"" x 2"" and adhere to the front as shown. Decorate the front with a heart sticker. Step 4: Fold up the 3/4"" flap and use a single staple in the middle. Cover using the heart sticker border and trim using Micro-Tip Scissors. Step 5: Add two Tape Chips to the inside and adhere a chocolate square of your choice. Will you be creating these DIY Valentine's Day gifts this year? Comment below and let us know what sorts of DIY projects you like creating for Valentine's Day! "," How do you show your love on Valentine's Day? Do you buy flowers? Give out chocolates? Send sweet cards to loved ones or perform random acts of kindness? If you're a crafter, you might opt to create a homemade Valentine's Day gift instead! Blog contributor Tina Kistinger created her own DIY Valentine's Day gifts and even added her own sweet twist to the project — check it out! Tina’s Inspiration: This DIY Valent","Chocolate, gift, Love, Love Wins Collection, Project Ideas, Valentine, Valentine Cards, Valentine Projects","Great Gift Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Valentine",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/heart-matchbook-favors-valentines-day-creative-memories1.jpg,58296 "Weekly Sketch Round-Up Feb. 1-5","Creative Memories","2021-02-07 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/07/weekly-sketch-round-up-feb-1-5/," As many of you may know, this upcoming weekend we'll be holding the February Virtual Crop, which will be jam-packed, joyous time, from the Secret Box reveal before the event starts to the six awesome sketch challenges throughout the weekend, chances to win great prizes, connecting with other scrappers like you and so much more! But before we dive into all those cropping delights, do you feel like you need a warm-up to get prepped and ready? If so, you're in luck with the Weekly Sketch Round-Up for there are four sketches to stretch your creative muscles! Sketch #1 Scrapbooking is always a party, especially with the new Party Time! collection. Learn how to make this birthday layout by reading this blog post! Sketch #2 This border is the icing on the creative cake for your next layout! You can learn how to create it (and more!) by checking out this blog post! Sketch #3 Soak up the sun and fun with this lovely layout! Just follow the step-by-step instructions this blog post to make your very own! Sketch #4 Feel the love for scrapbooking by crafting this border! Prep it now by following this blog post so you're ready come Valentine's Day! Which one of these fun projects will you make this week? Are you excited about next weekend's Virtual Crop? Let us know in the comments below! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Join our Virtual Crop Facebook Group, where we hold monthly crops on the second Friday of each month! We'll be kicking off this month's Virtual Crop on Friday, Feb. 12, at 1pm CT, so join us then! "," As many of you may know, this upcoming weekend we'll be holding the February Virtual Crop, which will be jam-packed, joyous time, from the Secret Box reveal before the event starts to the six awesome sketch challenges throughout the weekend, chances to win great prizes, connecting with other scrappers like you and so much more! But before we dive into all those cropping delights, do you feel like you need a warm-up to get pre","Border Ideas, Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/weekly-sketch-round-up-creative-memories1.jpg,58249 "Sprinkle in Sweetness With These Cake Scrapbook Projects","Krislyn Mattei","2021-02-05 15:57:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/05/sprinkle-in-sweetness-with-these-cake-scrapbook-projects/," When you're creating and designing a layout, experienced crafters know that a good-looking border is the icing on the cake. And with the new Cake Border Punch, you're in for some extra sweet surprises that will light up your layouts! Get ready, for today's blog features three cake scrapbook borders and a DIY birthday card to whisk in innovative ideas for your next layout or project! (P.S. They're all a piece of cake to make!! To create these borders and card, you will need: Party Time! Bright Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Blue Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Aqua, Goldenrod, Navy, Scarlet & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cake Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scallop & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning MarchTape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Cake Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/_7ic6W_x8o4 Happy Birthday Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of blue Happy Birthday wishes patterned paper for the base. Again using the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of purple stars paper and adhere on top of the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of white “confetti” dots paper and mount on top. Adhere a mint green border sticker at the bottom edge of the white confetti dots strip. Step 2: Punch a border using the Cake Border Punch with White Solid Cardstock. Trim off just the cakes. Punch a border using the Cake Border Punch with green triangles, purple stars and blue Happy Birthday wishes papers. Trim out individual cakes and adhere them to the cardstock border, alternating shades. Adhere to the border, just above the mint green border sticker. Step 3: Add additional stickers, popping them up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Party Like It’s Your Birthday Border Step 1: Punch a border using the Cake Border Punch with blue Happy Birthday wishes patterned paper. Trim to measure 12"" x 3-1/4"" to create the base. Punch a border using the Cake Border Punch with red party icons patterned paper. Trim to measure 12"" x 3-1/8"" and adhere on top of the base, slightly offset. Step 2: Cut a row of candles from the candles paper and adhere on the border. Place a blue wavy border sticker underneath. Step 3: Top with additional stickers, popping them up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Make a Wish Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of kraft star dots patterned paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-5/8"" x 11-1/2"" strip of periwinkle patterned paper and adhere to the base. Cut a 2-3/8"" x 11-1/4"" strip of navy circles patterned paper and mount on top. Step 3: Punch a border using the Cake Border Punch with White Solid Cardstock. Cut out three 2-3/8"" sections and mount on the border as shown. Step 4: Cut out a 2"" x 3"" section of kraft Happy Birthday wishes patterned paper and a 2"" x 3"" section of periwinkle bunting patterned paper and adhere to the border, in between cake sections as shown. Step 5: Add stickers, popping them up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Treat Yo’Self 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 yellow chevron patterned paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of bold polka dots patterned paper and mount on top. Step 3: Punch a border using the Cake Border Punch with Scarlet Solid Cardstock. Punch a border using the Cake Border Punch with Navy, Goldenrod and Aqua Cardstocks and trim out individual cakes. Adhere to the scarlet border, alternating hues as shown. Cut scarlet border in 4"" segments and adhere to the card. Step 4: Using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut out the “Treat yo’self” section of the variety mat. Trim off the right edge and adhere to the card as shown. Which one of these cake scrapbook projects do you like the most? Do you prefer the cake scrapbook borders or the DIY birthday card? Let us know in the comments below! "," When you're creating and designing a layout, experienced crafters know that a good-looking border is the icing on the cake. And with the new Cake Border Punch, you're in for some extra sweet surprises that will light up your layouts! Get ready, for today's blog features three cake scrapbook borders and a DIY birthday card to whisk in innovative ideas for your next layout or project! (P.S. They're all a piece of cake to make!!","Birthday, Birthday Card, Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Happy Birthday, Party Time! Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Birthday,Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/cakeborderpunch_1920x1080.jpg,58094 "Send Your Adoration With This Gorgeous DIY Valentine's Day Card","Creative Memories","2021-02-04 16:35:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/04/send-your-adoration-with-this-gorgeous-diy-valentines-day-card/," Roses are red, violets are blue. Here's a sweet card that's just for you! There's something about homemade items that means just a little bit more, especially when it comes to cards — the time you took to design it, write in it and send it off to friends and family near and far makes for a heartfelt reminder of your love and appreciation. Blog contributor Tina Kistinger knows the value of a handmade card, and this year, she used the Heart to Heart Border Punch to craft a gorgeous DIY Valentine's Day card. Take a look below, give it a go and send it off to those you know! Tina’s Inspiration: I love hearts! Valentine's Day is one of my most beloved holidays, mainly because I love to make cards to send to family and dear friends. This year, I challenged myself to make my own background using the Heart to Heart Border Punch and I'm thrilled with how it turned out.  To create this card you’ll need: Love Wins Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Crimson & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Heart to Heart Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Alphabet Stamp Kit System or (Shop Canada) | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of Crimson Solid Cardstock to measure 4-1/4"" x 11"". Score at 5-1/2"" and fold to make a top folding card. Step 2: Cut a hearts patterned paper to measure 4"" x 5"". Step 3: Punch out six borders using the Heart to Heart Border Punch in contrasting paper longer than the previously cut piece. Step 4: Apply adhesive to the border strips and adhere them as shown. Trim off the excess border strips. Step 5: Stamp L, O, V and E using the Alphabet Stamp Kit System onto White Solod Cardstock. Trim and mat onto Crimson Solid Cardstock. Step 6: Adhere L-O-V-E blocks to the card using Foam Squares. Who will you be creating this DIY Valentine's Day card for this year? Comment below! "," Roses are red, violets are blue. Here's a sweet card that's just for you! There's something about homemade items that means just a little bit more, especially when it comes to cards — the time you took to design it, write in it and send it off to friends and family near and far makes for a heartfelt reminder of your love and appreciation. Blog contributor Tina Kistinger knows the value of a handmade card, and this year, she","Card Making, Cards, Love, Love Wins Collection, Valentine, Valentine Cards, Valentine Projects","Card Ideas,Project Ideas,Valentine",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/love-wins-valentine-cards-creative-memories.jpg,58167 "Add Some Hip to Your Hooray With This Birthday Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-02-03 16:21:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/03/add-some-hip-to-your-hooray-with-this-birthday-scrapbook-layout/," Modern birthday parties are said to get their roots from the 18th-century German celebration called “Kinderfeste,” held for kids and featured a cake adorned with candles. Fast forward to today, and there's still so much to love about the big-day hooray of birthdays, from eating sprinkled cakes and ice cream to playing games, tearing open wrapped presents or simply reading a handwritten card from loved ones and friends! Check out this birthday scrapbook layout that captures some very sweet sentiments and fun flair! To create this layout you’ll need: Party Time! Bright Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Blue Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cake Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning MarchTape 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 Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Punch a border using the Cake Border Punch with the blue Happy Birthday wishes designer paper. Trim to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"" and adhere to the top border section of the base paper. Cut a 12"" x 1"" piece of blue Happy Birthday wishes designer paper. Adhere to the bottom of the layout. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of blue gingham paper and adhere above the blue Happy Birthday wishes strip. Step 3: Mount a 6"" x 4"" photo on a blue and green dot variety mat. Crop two photos to measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Mount all photos on the layout as shown. Step 4: Adhere border stickers as shown, popping the Happy Birthday banner border sticker up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Add additional stickers, embellishments and epoxy stickers. Step 5: Cut three 4"" x 3/8"" strips of white “confetti” dots patterned paper. Adhere to the layout and journal as desired. What creative aspect of this birthday scrapbook layout interests you the most? And what's your most beloved part about birthdays? Let us know in the comments below! "," Modern birthday parties are said to get their roots from the 18th-century German celebration called “Kinderfeste,” held for kids and featured a cake adorned with candles. Fast forward to today, and there's still so much to love about the big-day hooray of birthdays, from eating sprinkled cakes and ice cream to playing games, tearing open wrapped presents or simply reading a handwritten card from loved ones and friends! Ch","Birthday, Happy Birthday, Kids, Party Time! Collection, Scrapbook Layout","Birthday,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/partytime_collection2_large.jpg,58050 "Revive Retro With This Vintage Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2021-02-02 16:04:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/02/revive-retro-with-this-vintage-scrapbook-layout/," The Art Nouveau movement was a popular design style at the turn of the 20th century with its curved lines, natural forms and ornamental details seen throughout architecture, interior design, jewel and glass design, posters and illustrations... and now revived in today's era with the Art Nouveau collection! In fact, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was hit with some retro inspiration when she saw the timeless elegance of this collection's products! Take a step back in time and put forth a beautiful vintage scrapbook layout! Sachiyo’s Inspiration  The Art Nouveau collection reminded me of a historic venue I once visited for a weekend crop. The place had a California Mission Revival style structure, but also a nostalgic interior design and retro atmosphere that made me think of the Art Nouveau collection. Seeing antiques or vintage items really makes me think about the stories behind them. Do you remember your grandmother’s rocking chair? Your grandfather’s jacket? I always think what we scrapbookers are doing — making albums — is like compiling family history, and protecting, cultivating and passing on the family tradition. Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Art Nouveau Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Art Nouveau Stickers 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)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut out the following shapes from the teal large florals patterned paper: A circle using the inside of the Jumbo Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Green BladeTwo circles using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Green Blade Step 2: Cut out a 1"" width frame from Navy Solid Cardstock and use it as the base. Cut out the following shapes from the Navy Solid Cardstock: A circle using the inside of the Jumbo Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red BladeTwo circles using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red BladeThree pieces of 1/8"" strips Step 3: Adhere the teal large florals patterned paper circles on the cardstock circles. Step 4: Cut the mustard yellow florals patterned paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Adhere it to the base. Step 5: Draw a line in the middle and lines connecting from six-inch points to the corner as shown. Step 6: Adhere circles. Adhere strips along the lines previously drawn. Step 7: Cut a mat to measure 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" and two mats to measure 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" from Navy Solid Cardstock. Cut a mat to measure 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"" and two mats to measure 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" from the beige patterned paper. Add the beige mats on the navy mats and adhere to the page. Step 8: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you like thee most about this vintage scrapbook layout? Let us know in the comments below! "," The Art Nouveau movement was a popular design style at the turn of the 20th century with its curved lines, natural forms and ornamental details seen throughout architecture, interior design, jewel and glass design, posters and illustrations... and now revived in today's era with the Art Nouveau collection! In fact, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was hit with some retro inspiration when she saw the timeless elegance of t","Art Nouveau Collection, Custom Cutting System, Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, Scrapbooking Tools","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/art-nouveau-layout-creative-memories4.jpg,57888 "Fuel Your Fiestas With This Birthday Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-02-01 16:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/02/01/fuel-your-fiestas-with-this-birthday-scrapbook-layout/," Bring on the candles, wrapped gifts, balloons, confetti and sugary cupcakes — the new Party Time! collection is today’s debuting gift for you. Whether you’re five or 95, birthdays and birthday parties can make one feel special, and you can definitely amp up those good vibes with this celebratory collection! Not only that, these products, with both a bright, youthful side, as well as a neutral, sophisticated side, can be used to commemorate graduations, anniversaries, fiestas and all of life’s superb soirées! Let's take a look at how the vibrant and vivacious side makes your celebrations pop off the page with this birthday scrapbook layout! To create this layout you’ll need: Party Time! Bright Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Party Time! Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Double Balloon 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)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning MarchTape 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 Party Time! collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/3dPPzRfbMz8 Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock or a White Refill Page as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 1/2"" x 12"" strip of green striped paper and adhere to the right edge of the layout. Cut a 4-1/2"" x 12"" yellow chevron paper and adhere next to the green striped piece. Step 3: Mat a 6"" x 4"" photo with a 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" piece of green triangles paper. Crop a photo to measure 4"" x 3"" and another to measure 4"" x 4"". Cut a piece of white “confetti” dots paper to measure 4"" x 3"" and a strip of the candles paper to measure 4"" x 3/4"". Adhere all to the layout as shown. Step 4: Cut a 4"" x 5"" piece of each red party icons, bold multi-hued polka dots and purple stars papers. Mark the middle (2"") of the top 4"" side. Trim from the mark to one corner and then from the mark to the other corner to create a triangular party hat as shown. Step 5: Using the outside of the Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a curved edge at the bottom of the party hat. Repeat these steps to create the other two party hats. Punch several balloons using the Double Balloon Punch from scraps of papers. Adhere rounded sides to the bottom of each party hat as shown. Step 6: Using the inside of the smallest Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with each yellow chevron, purple stars and red party icons papers. Snip small notches all the way around each circle using the Micro-Tip Scissors to create pompons. Adhere to the top of each hat. Mount all hats on the layout as shown. Step 7: Add stickers and journal as desired. What do you like most about this birthday scrapbook layout and the new Party Time! collection? Let us know in the comments below! "," Bring on the candles, wrapped gifts, balloons, confetti and sugary cupcakes — the new Party Time! collection is today’s debuting gift for you. Whether you’re five or 95, birthdays and birthday parties can make one feel special, and you can definitely amp up those good vibes with this celebratory collection! Not only that, these products, with both a bright, youthful side, as well as a neutral, sophisticated side, can be","Birthday, Happy Birthday, Party Time! Collection, Scrapbook Layout","Birthday,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/partytime_stickers_icons_large.jpg,58059 "Weekly Sketch Round-Up Jan. 25-29","Creative Memories","2021-01-31 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/31/weekly-sketch-round-up-jan-25-29/," One, two, three, four... here are sketches you'll adore! Okay, rhyming aside, today's Weekly Sketch Round-Up is filled with four awesome project ideas that are just waiting for you to try out! Gather up your supplies, hunker down and get comfy, and let's start the week off on a great creative note! Sketch #1 Let this cute card be yours (or for someone special you know!) by reading this blog post! Sketch #2 Bask in warm-weather wonders with this beauty of a border! Check it out for yourself in this blog post! Sketch #3 Sun-kissed nose and sandy toes — vacation vibes are a go with this layout! Find step-by-step instructions for it in this recent blog post! Sketch #4 You're shore to fall in love with Sketch #4 — just look at it! Instructions for it can be found right here! Will you be creating any of these fun projects this week! If so, let us know which ones in the comments below! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Join our Virtual Crop Facebook Group, where we hold monthly crops on the second Friday of each month! AND our February VC is a special one where you can order a Secret Box filled with MYSTERY gifts (they’re ALL NEW PRODUCTS) that we’ll open together as a group just before the crop starts (no peeking!) and you can use it to create your layouts using the sketches! Order your Secret Box: US | CA | AU "," One, two, three, four... here are sketches you'll adore! Okay, rhyming aside, today's Weekly Sketch Round-Up is filled with four awesome project ideas that are just waiting for you to try out! Gather up your supplies, hunker down and get comfy, and let's start the week off on a great creative note! Sketch #1 Let this cute card be yours (or for someone special you know!) by reading this blog post! Sketch #2 ","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Sketch, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/weekly-sketch-round-up-creative-memories1.jpg,58004 "Rays Your Standard With This Sunshine Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-01-29 15:27:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/29/rays-your-standard-with-this-sunshine-scrapbook-layout/," Vitamin D is good for your bones, body and brain, and the sun is one of the best sources to soak up this nutrient, also fittingly called the “sunshine vitamin!” If you're looking for a vitamin D-lightful opportunity, then the Sunshine Recipe Template will help you radiate new ideas into your albums! And when you pair it with the Boho Escape collection, you're in for even more warm wonders! Bask in this sunshine scrapbook layout below and give it a glowing go! To create this layout you'll need: Boho Escape Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Boho Escape Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Boho Escape Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunshine Recipe Template or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Deckle Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning MarchTape 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: Choose a sheet of navy mandalas tonal paper for the base. Cut a piece of white with mustard ovals tonal paper to an 11"" square and adhere it on the base. Step 2: Cut two 5-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" pieces of mint stripe tonal paper. Cut each in half diagonally to form four triangles. Adhere each to the layout as shown. Step 3: Use the Sunshine Recipe Template and a pencil to trace sunshine shapes on mustard pyramids designer paper. Use either scissors or the 12-inch Trimmer to cut out the shapes. Adhere to the middle of the layout. Using the template once again, trace and cut an octagon shape from tan canvas designer paper. Mount on top of the sun piece. Step 4: Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 5"" and mat with two pieces of 3-3/4"" x 5-1/4"" navy mandalas tonal paper. Mount on the layout. Step 5: Add embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What warms your heart most about this sunshine scrapbook layout? What's does your ideal fun-in-the-sun day look like? Let us know in the comments below! "," Vitamin D is good for your bones, body and brain, and the sun is one of the best sources to soak up this nutrient, also fittingly called the “sunshine vitamin!” If you're looking for a vitamin D-lightful opportunity, then the Sunshine Recipe Template will help you radiate new ideas into your albums! And when you pair it with the Boho Escape collection, you're in for even more warm wonders! Bask in this sunshine scrapbook ","Beach, Page Layout, Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Layout, Vacation","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/sunshine_recipetemplate_layout_794x474.jpg,57193 "Express Your Love With This Valentine's Day Scrapbook Spread","Creative Memories","2021-01-28 14:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/28/express-your-love-with-this-valentines-day-scrapbook-spread/," Butterflies in your stomach, stars in your eyes, weak in the knees — falling in love can be a feeling like no other. In fact, being in love has emotional and physical benefits and levels, like the capacity to reduce stress, lengthen one's lifespan and have heart-healthy benefits (how fitting)! Ready to show off your adoration to the special people, pets or other personal lovelies in your life? Then showcase your warm and fuzzies with the Love Wins Laser Cut Paper Pack! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu has always admired laser-cut papers and was especially excited to create a Valentine's Day scrapbook spread with this paper pack. Take a look! Sachiyo's Inspiration  Do you like laser-cut papers? When the Love Wins Laser Cut Paper Pack was released, I was so impressed that it would cover both simple pages and intricate pages — you simply adhere it to the base and add photos or you can put more into it and layer various paper strips under the laser-cut paper. In this layout, I just went ahead and cut it in half to create a two-page spread. What type of scrapbook page do you prefer? Do you create simple layouts, intricate layouts or two-page spreads? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Love Wins Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Love Wins Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy & Cloud Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Heart to Heart Border Punch 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)Ruler Step 1: Use two sheets of Navy Solid Cardstock as the base. Step 2: Mark at 2-3/16” from the corner of Cloud Solid Cardstock. Starting from the marked point, punch three times using the Heart to Heart Border Punch. Step 3: Mark at 1-1/2” from the corner of Cloud Solid Cardstock as shown. Start punching from the marked point all the way to the end. Trim the small notch of punching guide. Repeat the same steps and create two cloud frames. Adhere the frames to the base.   Step 4: Cut the “Love” Love Wins Laser Cut Paper in half as shown. Adhere to the bases. Step 5: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What types of Valentine's Day scrapbook spreads have you been putting together with the Love Wins Laser Cut Paper Pack? Let us know in the comments below! "," Butterflies in your stomach, stars in your eyes, weak in the knees — falling in love can be a feeling like no other. In fact, being in love has emotional and physical benefits and levels, like the capacity to reduce stress, lengthen one's lifespan and have heart-healthy benefits (how fitting)! Ready to show off your adoration to the special people, pets or other personal lovelies in your life? Then showcase your warm and fu","Double Page Layouts, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Valentine, Valentine Page Layout, Valentine Projects","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Valentine",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/love-wins-scrapbook-layout-creative-memories1.jpg,57883 "Your Photos Will Look Beachy Keen With This Tropical Scrapbook Spread","Krislyn Mattei","2021-01-27 15:59:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/27/your-photos-will-look-beachy-keen-with-this-tropical-scrapbook-spread/," About 71% of the our planet's surface is water-covered... which accordingly means there are a lot of beaches and shorelines to enjoy! In fact, families, honeymooners and more flock to these sandy surfaces to enjoy a wide-range of activities, like swimming, surfing, playing beach volleyball or even just soaking up the sun. Going to the beach can be a refreshing and relaxing experience — and one that calls for photo opportunities, of course! Take a look at this two-page tropical scrapbook spread and start planning out your next beach getaway! To create this layout you'll need: Boho Escape Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of terra cotta mandalas and a piece of white with mustard ovals tonal papers for the bases of this layout. Step 2: Cut a 4-1/2"" x 12"" strip of tan canvas designer paper and adhere to the left side of the layout, about 1/2"" from the edge. Cut three 4-1/2"" x 2-1/2"" pieces of olive tropical plants designer paper and adhere to the tan canvas strip as shown. Top with rug foiled embellishments. Step 3: Cut a 4-1/2"" x 12"" strip of olive tropical plants designer paper and adhere to the right side of the layout, about 1/2"" from the edge. Cut a 4-1/2"" x 2-1/2"" piece of tan canvas designer paper and adhere to the middle of the olive strip. Mount two square bamboo frame embellishments to the top and bottom of the olive strips. Adhere a 3"" x 3"" photo behind one and journal on the other. Step 4: Adhere four 6"" x 4"" photos to the layout. Top one with a bamboo frame embellishment. Step 5: Add additional embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What tropic destination are you thinking of when you look at this beautiful tropical scrapbook spread? Let us know in the comments below! "," About 71% of the our planet's surface is water-covered... which accordingly means there are a lot of beaches and shorelines to enjoy! In fact, families, honeymooners and more flock to these sandy surfaces to enjoy a wide-range of activities, like swimming, surfing, playing beach volleyball or even just soaking up the sun. Going to the beach can be a refreshing and relaxing experience — and one that calls for photo opportuni",,"Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/bohoescape_decorativebundle_794x474-1.jpg,57156 "Artful Aspirations in Two Ways With These Scrapbook Layout Ideas","Noreen Smith","2021-01-26 16:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/26/artful-aspirations-in-two-ways-with-these-scrapbook-layout-ideas/," Some people may say you can't rush art, but you can complete stunning scrapbooking art in a matter of minutes! It's true! Blog contributor Noreen Smith used the same basic supplies and groundwork — two pieces of paper from the beautiful Art Nouveau Paper Pack, as well as stickers and the fabulous Mandala Burst Border Punch — to create two beautiful layout opportunities. One is more simple and straightforward, while the other is simply fabulous and exudes some intricate intrigue... but both can stand on their own as works of art! Check out these scrapbook layout ideas below and let your artsy side shine! Simple......to Simply Fabulous! Watch the video to see how easy it is to create either (or both!) the simple or simply fabulous layouts, or follow along with the written instructions below. https://youtu.be/NYRRpTS3rQI To create the simple layout you will need: Art Nouveau Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Art Nouveau Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Mandala Burst Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Punch one edge of a 12"" x 12"" piece of large florals paper with the Mandala Burst Border Punch. Turn paper and punch the opposite edge. Step 2: Place the paper into your 12-inch Trimmer with one of the punched edges at 5"" and cut. Step 3: Place pieces on base page so the straight edges are along the right and left sides and the punched edges meet toward the middle. Step 4: Add four photos — two 4"" x 4"" and two 3"" x 3"" — to layout as shown with adhesive. Step 5: Add a sticker title and embellishment in between the photos. To create the simply fabulous layout you will need: Art Nouveau Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Art Nouveau Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Mandala Burst Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Art Nouveau Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)RulerPencil Step 1: Start with a full sheet of Art Nouveau paper. Turn it over to the side you do not want showing on your final layout and align it on the 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat. Use a ruler and pencil to mark the horizontal and vertical points of the paper. Step 2: Turn the Mandala Burst Border Punch upside down. Place the paper into the punch, lining up the pencil mark with the top point of the Mandala Burst Border Punch. Squeeze gently to keep the paper in place, then turn punch over and punch. Place the Mandala Burst Border Punch flat on your surface and insert the paper, lining up the mandala you just punched with the image on the base plate. Punch. Slide the paper in the opposite direction, lining up the mandala with the image on the opposite base plate. Punch. Repeat this step on all four sides of the paper. Step 3: You will now have four squares at each corner of your paper. Place the point of a square into the 12-inch Trimmer, lining up the edge of the square with the 45-degree mark and the point with the intersection of the 45-degree mark and the 1-1/4"" line. Cut. Repeat this step on all four square corners. Step 4: Turn the Mandala Burst Border Punch upside down. Insert the cut side of the square into the punch, aligning as best you can. Punch. Repeat this step on all four corners to complete the decorative border around all edges of the paper. Step 5: Place decorative square into 12-inch Trimmer and cut in between the first and second whole mandalas. Turn the pieces over and place onto the base page so the straight edges are along the right and left sides and punched edges meet toward the middle. Step 6: Adhere photos in the same arrangement as in the simple layout. Add a sticker title and embellishments as shown or desired. Which of these scrapbook layout ideas do you have time to bring to life today? Let us know in the comments below! "," Some people may say you can't rush art, but you can complete stunning scrapbooking art in a matter of minutes! It's true! Blog contributor Noreen Smith used the same basic supplies and groundwork — two pieces of paper from the beautiful Art Nouveau Paper Pack, as well as stickers and the fabulous Mandala Burst Border Punch — to create two beautiful layout opportunities. One is more simple and straightforward, while the ot","Art Nouveau Collection, Border Punches, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/nsmith-7-2.jpg,57096 "Send Your Heart Aflutter With These Valentine's Day Scrapbook Projects",melissaullmann,"2021-01-25 16:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/25/send-your-heart-aflutter-with-these-valentines-day-scrapbook-projects/," Did you know that roughly 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year, making that mid-February day the second most popular occasion of the year for giving cards? (Now that's a lot of love!) Here's something else to boost those sweet sentiments — two borders and a card to surely give your tummy butterflies and make your heart pitter-patter! Check them out below and say “be mine” to their beauty! To create these borders and card, you will need: Love Wins Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Love Wins Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer & Navy Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Heart to Heart Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Alphabet Stamp Kit System or (Shop Canada) | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Deckle & 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)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Heart to Heart Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/xH8MGWz0V1o Always Border Step 1: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 2"" x 12"".  Step 2: Cut a piece of magenta hearts patterned paper to measure 1-3/4"" x 12"". Adhere to the cardstock base. Step 3: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 5"" x 5"".  Step 4: Using the Heart to Heart Border Punch, punch several borders from a variety of hues and patterned paper. Adhere the borders using adhesive to the cardstock. Making sure that the whole surface of the back of the border is covered with adhesive. Step 5: Using the Custom Cutting System and small Gemstone Pattern, cut from the outside using the Red Blade, with the bordered covered cardstock. Step 6: Using the Custom Cutting System and small Gemstone Pattern, cut from the outside with the Green Blade on the light pink paper. Step 7: Using the Custom Cutting System and small Gemstone Pattern, cut from the outside with the Blue Blade on the light green paper. Step 8: Cut a piece of mint green paper to measure 5"" x 1"".  Step 9: Using the Alphabet Stamp Kit System, place desired letters on the acrylic block. Use the bold tip of your Navy Dual-Tip Pen, go over the letters. Stamp onto the mint green paper as shown. Adhere to the front of the heart. Use a scissors to cut away the ends of the paper strip to make flush with the edge of the heart. Step 10: Adhere two hearts that were punched from the border onto the sides of the title with Foam Squares. Step 11: Adhere the heart to the base of the border using Foam Squares. Love Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Wave Blade, cut a piece of green stripes patterned paper to measure 12"" x 2-1/2"".Step 2: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 2-1/4"" and adhere on top of the green stripes paper with adhesive. Step 3: Cut two strips from the navy grid of X's and O's patterned paper. Adhere one strip on the top edge and one on the bottom edge of the cardstock. Step 4: Using the Heart to Heart Border Punch, punch two borders from Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere between the X's and O's papers, so the hearts are facing each other. Step 5: Adhere sticker border to the middle of the punched borders. Step 6: Layer and adhere stickers using Foam Squares for added dimension. Be Mine Card Step 1: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Fold in half to create the card base. Step 2: Cut a piece of the pink paper, cutting out the large heart shape, to measure 5-1/4” x 4” as shown. Adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade, cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 5-1/4” x 1-1/8”. Adhere to the front of the card. Step 4: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade, cut a piece of light green paper to measure 5-1/4"" x 1"". Adhere to the previous strip.  Step 5: Using the Heart to Heart Border Punch, punch a border using Navy Solid Cardstock. Cut to measure 5-1/4"", and adhere to the previous strip.  Step 6: Using the Heart to Heart Border Punch, punch a border using magenta hearts patterned paper. Cut to measure 5-1/4"", and adhere slightly offset on the Navy Solid Cardstock. Step 7: Using the Alphabet Stamp Kit System, place desired letters on the acrylic block. Use the bold tip of your Navy Dual-Tip Pen to go over the letters. Stamp onto the card as shown. Step 8: Using the Navy Dual-Tip Pen, doodle along the outer edges of the pink paper and draw faux stitches along the heart shape. Which one of these Valentine's Day scrapbook projects will you be trying out first? Tell us in the comments below! "," Did you know that roughly 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year, making that mid-February day the second most popular occasion of the year for giving cards? (Now that's a lot of love!) Here's something else to boost those sweet sentiments — two borders and a card to surely give your tummy butterflies and make your heart pitter-patter! Check them out below and say “be mine” to their beauty! T","Alphabet Stamp Kit System, Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Love, Love Wins Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Valentine, Valentine Cards, Valentine Projects","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Valentine",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/hearttoheart_borderpunch_large.jpg,57715 "Weekly Sketch Round-Up Jan. 18-22","Creative Memories","2021-01-24 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/24/weekly-sketch-round-up-jan-18-22/," All crafters know that a project a day keeps the boredom away! (Also, scrapbooking can help reduce anxiety and stress levels!) If you're looking for some innovative and intriguing projects to try out this week, you've come to the right place — we've got four stellar sketch ideas from our Instagram account worth taking note of! Get ready to be inspired, because here's your Weekly Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Take on this burst of inspiration by reading this blog post! (P.S. There's not just one, but three borders to try out in this post!) Sketch #2 Want to test out the Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge? Then this blog post is a great place to start! Sketch #3 Artsy elegance is yours with the latest Art Nouveau collection! See for yourself by checking out this blog post! Sketch #4 Sketch #4 gives us all the happy, heartwarming feelings. You're sure to fall in love with it too after reading the easy-to-follow instructions in this blog post! Which one of these sketches do you like the most? Let us know in the comments below! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Join our Virtual Crop Facebook Group, where we hold monthly crops on the second Friday of each month! AND our February VC is a special one where you can order a Secret Box filled with MYSTERY gifts (they're ALL NEW PRODUCTS) that we’ll open together as a group just before the crop starts (no peeking!) and you can use it to create your layouts using the sketches! Order your Secret Box: US | CA | AU "," All crafters know that a project a day keeps the boredom away! (Also, scrapbooking can help reduce anxiety and stress levels!) If you're looking for some innovative and intriguing projects to try out this week, you've come to the right place — we've got four stellar sketch ideas from our Instagram account worth taking note of! Get ready to be inspired, because here's your Weekly Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Take","Border Ideas, Borders, Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/weekly-sketch-round-up-creative-memories1.jpg,57737 "You'll Be Feeling Golden With This Vacation Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-01-22 15:59:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/22/youll-be-feeling-golden-with-this-vacation-scrapbook-layout/," Close your eyes and imagine a tropical, sun-sizzling scenery. What are the sights, sounds, smells and tastes you picture? Perhaps you hear waves crashing against the shore, smell the saltwater wafting through the air, relish the sweetness of fresh pineapples or envision palm trees swaying in the warm-weather breeze. If you're in a tropical state of mind, then the Boho Escape collection is your ticket to creative paradise! Take a look at this vacation scrapbook layout and think of what sunny snapshots you'd showcase! To create this layout you'll need: Boho Escape Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of cardstock (any shade) or refill page as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2"" piece of ferns designer paper and adhere to the top of the layout. Cut a 12"" x 3-1/2"" piece of mint stripe tonal paper and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Step 3: Adhere a 4"" x 6"" mat in the middle of the layout. To the left, mount the “Feeling golden” mat (cut to measure 4"" x 3"") and a 4"" x 3"" photo. To the right, adhere a 4"" x 3"" photo and a tan flags journal mat (cut to measure 4"" x 3""). Step 4: Adhere border stickers. Add additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. What sorts of vacation scrapbook layouts have you been creating with Boho Escape? Let us know in the comments below! "," Close your eyes and imagine a tropical, sun-sizzling scenery. What are the sights, sounds, smells and tastes you picture? Perhaps you hear waves crashing against the shore, smell the saltwater wafting through the air, relish the sweetness of fresh pineapples or envision palm trees swaying in the warm-weather breeze. If you're in a tropical state of mind, then the Boho Escape collection is your ticket to creative paradise! Tak",,"Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/bohoescape_stickermats_794x474.jpg,57147 "Ignite Your Passion With This Valentine's Day Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-01-21 16:49:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/21/ignite-your-passion-with-this-valentines-day-scrapbook-layout/," Love — a simple four letter word, but one that transcends with endless affection and appreciation. Speaking of love, Valentine's Day is less than a month away, and for some that could mean gifting a box of chocolates or flowers, writing an endearing card or expressing respect with a romantic, kind gesture... or perhaps showing your caring (and creative!) side with a project from the new Love Wins collection! Prep ahead for the day — or any heartwarming day — with this love-focused and Valentine's Day scrapbook layout! To create this layout you’ll need: Love Wins Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Love Wins Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Love Wins Laser Cut Paper 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)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Ruler Check out the whole Love Wins collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/dR7gCrfueHc Step 1: Use the light green patterned paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Turn the laser-cut paper over (so the tan side is facing up toward you), measure between pieces and cut various paper strips accordingly. Step 3: Adhere paper strips to the back side using Repositionable Adhesive as shown. Step 4: Once all the areas are filled form the back side, turn over and adhere to the base piece. Step 5: Adhere photos to the photo openings. Step 6: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. What do you love most about this Valentine's Day scrapbook layout? Let us know in the comments below! "," Love — a simple four letter word, but one that transcends with endless affection and appreciation. Speaking of love, Valentine's Day is less than a month away, and for some that could mean gifting a box of chocolates or flowers, writing an endearing card or expressing respect with a romantic, kind gesture... or perhaps showing your caring (and creative!) side with a project from the new Love Wins collection! Prep ahead for ","Love, Love Wins Collection, Valentine, Valentine Page Layout, Valentine Projects","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Valentine",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/lovewins_collection2_large.jpg,57698 "Manifest a Masterpiece With This Artistic Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-01-20 14:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/20/manifest-a-masterpiece-with-this-artistic-scrapbook-layout/," “The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” This quote by William Morris, a celebrated designer, poet and craftsman from the Art Nouveau era, exemplifies the latest launch that does just that — accentuate your photos of everyday life. From special moments and memories with friends to family get-togethers, highlighting heritage albums and more, the brand-new Art Nouveau collection features the international “new art” movement's nature motifs, ornamental stylings and sinuous, organic lines to give a timeless presence to your photos. (P.S. Some of the papers within the Art Nouveau Paper Pack pay homage to designs by William Morris, too!) Ready to see what its elegance is all about? Then take a look at this artistic scrapbook layout and exhibit some creativity! To create this layout you’ll need: 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)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 Art Nouveau collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/np3gh5Kmx6c Step 1: Use the kraft patterned paper as the base for this spread. Step 2: Cut a piece from the mustard yellow floral patterned paper to measure 7"" x 7"". Adhere to the upper-left corner of the layout. Step 3: Cut two pieces to measure 8"" x 1"". Cut one end of each at a 45-degree angle. Adhere along the edge of the mustard yellow square.  Step 4: Cut two pieces to measure 8-3/4"" x 3/4"". Cut one end of each at a 45-degree angle. Adhere along the previous strips. Step 5: Cut two pieces to measure 9-3/4"" x 1"". Cut one end of each at a 45-degree angle. Adhere along the previous strips. Step 6: Cut two pieces to measure 10-1/2"" x 3/4"". Cut one end of each at a 45-degree angle. Adhere along the previous strips.  Step 7: Cut two pieces to measure 11-1/2"" x 1"". Cut one end of each at a 45-degree angle. Adhere along the previous strips.  Step 8: Cut two pieces from hunter green waves patterned paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"". Mat two photos that measure 4"" x 6"". Adhere to the mustard yellow square at an angle. Step 9: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. What do you like the most about this art scrapbook layout and the new Art Nouveau collection? Let us know in the comments below! "," “The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” This quote by William Morris, a celebrated designer, poet and craftsman from the Art Nouveau era, exemplifies the latest launch that does just that — accentuate your photos of everyday life. From special moments and memories with friends to family get-togethers, highlighting heritage albums and more, the brand-new Art Nouv","12-inch Trimmer, Art Nouveau Collection, Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/artnouveau_1920x1080.jpg,57653 "Weekly Sketch Round-Up Jan. 11-15","Creative Memories","2021-01-17 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/17/weekly-sketch-round-up-jan-11-15/," Inspiration/ˌinspəˈrāSH(ə)n/1. The process of being mentally stimulated to feel or do something, especially to do something creative2. A sudden creative, brilliant or timely idea3. The Weekly Sketch Round-Up Inspiration is waiting for you within today's Weekly Sketch Round-Up, for there are awesome sketch projects for you to try out that are sure to challenge you and get your creative juices flowing. Let's get into it! Sketch #1 Ooh, this layout has us feeling some beachy (and beautiful!) vibes! Learn how to create it for yourself by reading this blog post! Sketches #2 & #3 Mandala Burst Border Punch = Magnificent! You can get step-by-step instructions for this border by reading this blog post! Learn more about this layout (and take on the sketch challenge!) by reading this blog post! Sketch #4 Instructions for this stunning card will be coming to the blog soon — stay tuned (you won't want to miss it!! Are you drawn to any of these projects? Which one inspires you the most? Let us know in the comments below! P.S. You can follow Creative Memories on Instagram (@CreativeMemories) and Pinterest so you never miss a sketch! https://www.creativememories.com/https://www.creativememories.ca/https://www.creativememoriesau.com/ "," Inspiration/ˌinspəˈrāSH(ə)n/1. The process of being mentally stimulated to feel or do something, especially to do something creative2. A sudden creative, brilliant or timely idea3. The Weekly Sketch Round-Up Inspiration is waiting for you within today's Weekly Sketch Round-Up, for there are awesome sketch projects for you to try out that are sure to challenge you and get your creative juices flowing. Let's get into it","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Sketch, Page Sketches, Project 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/2018/08/weekly-sketch-round-up-creative-memories1.jpg,57461 "Take a New Angle With These Triangle Scrapbook Projects","Krislyn Mattei","2021-01-15 16:02:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/15/take-a-new-angle-with-these-triangle-scrapbook-projects/," Are you in need of a new creative angle for your upcoming layouts and projects? Well, triangle this out for size — the Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge! Whether the cut-out border is kept in tact with its reflected symmetrical detail or sliced in half to showcase its pretty points (or whatever creative style and innovation suits your fancy!), this BMC is a geometric go-to winner. See for yourself with these triangle scrapbook layouts — three borders and a card! To create these borders and card, you will need: Boho Escape Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Boho Escape Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Boho Escape Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Boho Escape Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black, Crimson, Rich Brown, Scarlet & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Deckle & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning MarchTape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/vwTYseNa6PA Dreaming Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of tropical floral designer paper for the base. Cut an 11-1/2"" x 1-3/4"" strip of navy tonal paper and align and adhere it to the middle of the base. Cut an 11-1/4"" x 1-1/2"" strip of tan canvas designer paper and mount on top. Step 2: Using the Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge, punch one border from each olive, dark teal stripe and terra cotta papers. Using just the punched out pieces of the dark teal border (save the actual border for one of the following borders), adhere them behind the terra cotta border so the dark teal shows through the triangle cutouts. Trim off the middle bar section of the olive border so just the two zigzag sections remain. Attach each to the top and bottom of the terra cotta border, trimming as necessary, and mount on the border. Step 3: Add embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Vacation Vibes Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of mint stripe tonal paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of ferns designer paper and adhere to the top section of the base. Step 2: Punch three borders using the Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge from dark teal stripe and mustard tonal paper. Tuck one behind the base at the top so just the tips of the triangles show. With the other two, fold the top triangle section down over the lower section. Overlap and adhere each to the lower half of the base. Step 3: Place a border sticker between the mirrored triangles borders and ferns strip. Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Floral Zigzag Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of dark teal dotted designer paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of salmon pink stripe tonal paper and adhere on the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of terra cotta chevron designer paper and mount on top. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of white with mustard ovals tonal paper. Punch one border using the Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge with each mint, mustard and dark teal dotted papers. Adhere the three borders side by side and nestled together on the strip. Step 3: Using the photos below as a guide, align the strip on the trimmer using the 45-degree line and cut off one corner. Rotate and align the straight edge at 2"" and cut at the same angle. Flip the strip to the back side and repeat. Step 4: Add stickers and embellishments, cutting one floral embellishment in half before placing on the border as shown. Pop small stickers up with Foam Squares for added dimension. I Think of You and Smile 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. Or use a card base from the Blank Card Kit. Step 2: Cut a tan canvas mat to measure 5-1/4"" x 4"". Cut a 1-1/2"" x 4"" strip of salmon pink stripe tonal paper and adhere it to the tan canvas piece, about 1/2"" from the left edge. Step 3: Punch a border using the Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge from each mint, navy and terra cotta mandala tonal papers. Adhere side by side and nestled together along the salmon pink strip as shown. Trim edges as needed and adhere the tan canvas mat to the front of the card. Step 4: Add embellishments and stickers. Which of these triangle scrapbook projects do you like the most? Comment below and let us know which ones you'll be trying out for yourself! "," Are you in need of a new creative angle for your upcoming layouts and projects? Well, triangle this out for size — the Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge! Whether the cut-out border is kept in tact with its reflected symmetrical detail or sliced in half to showcase its pretty points (or whatever creative style and innovation suits your fancy!), this BMC is a geometric go-to winner. See for yourself with these triangl","Beach, Boho Escape Collection, Border Ideas, Border Maker, Borders, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Travel, Vacation","Border Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Travel",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/mirroredtriangles_bmc_794x474_text.jpg,57178 "Marvel at This Magnificent Mandala Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2021-01-14 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/14/marvel-at-this-magnificent-mandala-scrapbook-layout/," Mandala, (Sanskrit for “circle”) not only flaunts as a beautifully artistic, geometric design, but can also be a powerful spiritual symbol used in ceremonial rituals, worship, sacred art and meditation. For blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu, her children have created many painted crafts based on dot mandalas, so she was inspired to turn that circular concept into an eye-catching (and elegant!) mandala scrapbook layout — featuring the dazzling Mandala Burst Border Punch, of course! Sachiyo’s Inspiration A craft my children enjoy making at home is painting dot mandalas using Q-tips and acrylic paint. For the canvas, we use the cardboard packing you find in a Creative Memories album cover and paint it white. My boys have fun mixing paints on a palette. When I first saw the Mandala Burst Border Punch, I knew which photos I would use with! Have you painted dot mandalas? To create this layout you will need: Boho Escape Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rich Brown Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Mandala Burst Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System 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) Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor Step 1: Use the terra cotta mandala patterned paper as the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of Rich Brown Solid Cardstock to measure 11-7/8"" x 11-7/8"". Using the outside of the Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut out a circle from Rich Brown Solid Cardstock, and adhere the frame to the base as shown. Step 3: Cut three pieces of Rich Brown Solid Cardstock to measure 2-1/2"" x 12"". Using the Mandala Burst Border Punch, punch both sides. Cut a slit in between designs and bend it to form a circular shape. Adhere the mandala borders to the base, right along the inside circle shape. Cut the excess border. Step 4: Cut one of the fringes from a rug embellishment. Layer the fringes under the embellishment. Trim the excess part. Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you like most about this magificent mandala scrapbook layout? Let us know in the comments below! "," Mandala, (Sanskrit for “circle”) not only flaunts as a beautifully artistic, geometric design, but can also be a powerful spiritual symbol used in ceremonial rituals, worship, sacred art and meditation. For blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu, her children have created many painted crafts based on dot mandalas, so she was inspired to turn that circular concept into an eye-catching (and elegant!) mandala scrapbook la","Boho Escape Collection, Border Punches, Crafts, Kids, Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking Tools","Page Layout Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/mandala-flower-layout-creative-memories.jpg,57563 "Illustrate Your Emotions with this Emoji Scrapbook Layout (PLUS a Challenge)","Krislyn Mattei","2021-01-13 12:05:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/13/illustrate-your-emotions-with-this-emoji-scrapbook-layout-plus-a-challenge/," Heart eyes, smiling pineapples, raised hands, a unicorn, comfort foods! We're not just saying random words, we're talking about those little lovelies called emojis! Back in 2018, we launched the Emoji Stickers and they were such a huge hit that we're bringing them back for limited time while supplies last with a 2021 refreshed look in celebration of National Sticker Day with Emoji Stickers 2.0! ❤️And that's not all — we're kicking off this new debut even more with a pop-up Emoji Stickers 2.0 Sketch Challenge on our Virtual Crop Facebook Group for YOU! How to Participate: ​Order your Emoji Stickers 2.0 (available NOW!) on the website. (CA | AU)Visit the Virtual Crop Facebook Group to see the sketch and/or down below in THIS post to get the step-by-step instructions to complete the layout. (Hint: You may want to bookmark this blog post for easy access in Step 3.)When your Emoji Stickers 2.0 arrive, create the layout following the sketch (feel free to make it your own and select whatever papers and emojis you'd like!).Take a picture of your finished layout and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by 11:59pm CT on Jan. 31 (AU: 4:59pm on 1 Feb.) with hashtag #Emoji for the chance to win YOUR CHOICE of a sticker pack! We'll have FIVE lucky winners from this challenge — woohoo! You're welcome to complete the sketch now and add your Emoji Stickers when they arrive or you can use any stickers you have on hand (but note that in order to be eligible to win, your submission must include the Emoji Stickers 2.0). For Emoji Stickers 2.0 Sketch Challenge details, click here. Interested in these new, limited edition Emoji Stickers 2.0? You can purchase them NOW on the CM website! US | CA | AU To create this layout you'll need: Boho Escape Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — OR the papers of your choice!Boho Escape Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — OR the papers of your choice!Boho Escape Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — OR the embellishments of your choice!Emoji Stickers 2.0 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — OR the border of your choice!12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Deckle Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning MarchTape 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 Emoji Stickers 2.0 in the video below! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/sgp30s9tym Step 1: Use a piece of white bamboo patterned designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut an L-shaped piece of green leaf designer paper that measures 12"" x 1-1/2"" on each side. With the Mirrored Triangles Border Punch, punch two borders from mustard tonal paper and adhere behind the L-shaped piece as shown, trimming the excess as needed. Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Cut a 4"" x 4"" piece of each hunter green stripe, salmon pink, mustard and mint papers. Adhere to the layout. Crop three photos to measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" and mount on three squares. Cut a 4"" x 4"" piece of mint tonal paper, cut in half into triangles, and place one triangle on the hunter green square. Top with a circle journal embellishment. Step 4: Add emoji stickers, trimming some as needed. Pop some up with Foam squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. So, are YOU planning to take on the Emoji Stickers 2.0 Sketch Challenge on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group?! Let us know in the comments below! "," Heart eyes, smiling pineapples, raised hands, a unicorn, comfort foods! We're not just saying random words, we're talking about those little lovelies called emojis! Back in 2018, we launched the Emoji Stickers and they were such a huge hit that we're bringing them back for limited time while supplies last with a 2021 refreshed look in celebration of National Sticker Day with Emoji Stickers 2.0! ❤️And that's not all — we","Emoji, Kids, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/emojistickers_794x474.jpg,57199 "Dynamic Duo: Create Both Simple and Decorative Scrapbook Layouts With The Boho Escape Collection","Noreen Smith","2021-01-12 16:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/12/dynamic-duo-create-both-simple-and-decorative-scrapbook-layouts-with-the-boho-escape-collection/," Sometimes, you only have mere minutes to create and other times you can squeeze in a bit more and add that extra sticker or two. Luckily, no matter how much time you have, you can take the same basic supplies and groundwork and come up with multiple crafting opportunities! Blog contributor Noreen Smith recently used the beautiful Boho Escape collection and the new Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge to create two layouts — a more simple scrapbook layout and an elevated (and simply fabulous!) decorative scrapbook layout! Dive into this dynamic duo below! Simple......to simply fabulous! Watch the video to see how easy it is to create either (or both!) the simple or simply fabulous layouts, or follow along with the written instructions below. https://youtu.be/3PYQkp16s6I To create the simple layout you will need: Boho Escape Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Insert a 12"" x 12"" paper into the guide of the original Border Maker System and punch one border strip with the Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge. Step 2: Turn paper 90 degrees and insert into the guide of Original Border Maker System. Punch a second border strip from this shorter edge with the Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge. You will now have one 12"" border strip, one 11"" border strip and one large square. Step 3: Adhere the large square to the bottom left-hand corner of another piece of 12"" x 12"" paper. Adhere the long border along the right-hand side of the base page, and the short border across the top of the base page with adhesive. Step 4: Add five photos — two 6"" x 4"" and three 3"" x 3"" — to layout as shown with adhesive. Step 5: Add a stickers and sticker title to the middle of photo block. To create the simply fabulous layout you will 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)Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System 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: Follow Steps 1 and 2 above to yield one 12"" border strip, one 11"" border strip and one large square. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 9-1/2"" square from the middle of the base page, leaving an outside frame intact. To do this, place paper in the trimmer at 1-1/4"" and use the white line of the side of the blade housing to start your cut at 1-1/4"" and end at 10-3/4"". Repeat on all four sides. Set aside the outside frame. Turn the 9-1/2"" square to display the pattern on the opposite side. Step 3: Use 12-inch Trimmer to cut it into five photo mats — two measuring 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and three measuring 3-1/4"" square. Mat photos — two 6"" x 4"" and three 3"" x 3"" — with adhesive. Step 4: Align and adhere the large square from Step 1 over the gutted base page. Adhere photos in the same arrangement as in the simple layout. Step 5: Place border strips between the rows of photos as shown, trimming off any overhang. Add a title sticker and embellishments as shown or desired. Which layout do you have time to create today? Do you prefer the simple scrapbook layout or the decorative scrapbook layout? Let us know in the comments below! "," Sometimes, you only have mere minutes to create and other times you can squeeze in a bit more and add that extra sticker or two. Luckily, no matter how much time you have, you can take the same basic supplies and groundwork and come up with multiple crafting opportunities! Blog contributor Noreen Smith recently used the beautiful Boho Escape collection and the new Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge to create two layout","Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Layout, Tropical","Page Layout Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/nsmith-7.jpg,57057 "Tell Tales of Your Time Off With This Vacation Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-01-11 16:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/01/11/tell-tales-of-your-time-off-with-this-vacation-scrapbook-layout/," It may be early in the year, but who is already feeling like they could use a tropical vacation? Whether you have a trip planned in the near future or want to reminisce on one from year's past, this softly super vacation scrapbook layout is just what you need to seas your tropical moments and turn them into a sun-filled (and fun-filled! craft adventure. Bring on the sunscreen... and your creativity! To create this layout, you’ll need: Boho Escape Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boho Escape Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inc