Title,Author,Date,Link,Content,Excerpt,Tags,Categories,"Featured Image",ID "Patriotic Projects: USA Scrapbook Ideas For The Fourth Of July","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-07-01 14:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/07/01/patriotic-projects-usa-scrapbook-ideas-for-the-fourth-of-july/," Did you know: The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated there were around 2.5 million people living in America when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776? Fast forward 246 years, and the States have erupted like a firework to more than 332 million people! (That’s a lot of backyard BBQs and hotdogs, parades and red-white-and-blue gear!) Well, to pay homage to this major midsummer, birthday bonanza of a day, here are two USA scrapbook ideas that Uncle Sam approves of! To create this layout you will need: Stars & Spirit Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Stars & Spirit Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Victorian Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Firecracker Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a 1"" hollow frame from a sheet of blue gingham paper. Step 2: Cut a 1"" hollow frame from an 11-1/4"" x 11-1/4"" piece of rich berry red chevron paper. Align and adhere to the blue gingham hollow frame. Step 3: Cut fireworks paper to 11"" x 11"" and adhere to the middle of the rich berry red chevron frame. Step 4: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 7-1/2"" piece from both rich berry red chevron and dark blue polka dots papers. Step 5: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 2"" piece from both rich berry red chevron and dark blue polka dots papers. Cut diagonally from the middles of the pieces at 2-1/8"" to the bottom-right and bottom-left corners to create triangles. Step 6: Cut an 1-1/4"" square from both the rich berry red chevron and dark blue polka dots papers. Cut the squares in half on the diagonal to create triangles. Step 7: Assemble and adhere the rectangle pieces and the triangle pieces to create two large firecrackers on the layout. Step 8: Use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Victorian Blade to cut two 2"" x 2-1/2"" pieces from the equal parts bold stars-and-stripes paper. Adhere below the firecrackers as shown and use All-Purpose Scissors to cut off the excess overhang. Step 9: Crop photos to 4"" x 3-1/2"" and adhere to the firecrackers. Step 10: Cut two 4-1/4"" x 1/2"" strips from White Solid Cardstock. Adhere in between the photos and journal on. Step 11: Use the Firecracker Punch to punch two firecrackers from dark blue polka dots paper. Adhere as shown. Step 12: Add stickers with Foam Squares for added dimension.  Contiguous US Recipe Template Layout To create this layout you will need: Stars & Spirit Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Stars & Spirit Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Blue Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Contiguous US Recipe Template (with Photo Labeling Pencil & Multi-Purpose Clips) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a closer look at the Contiguous US Recipe Template in the video below! https://youtu.be/cnMHLFo_zQA Step 1: Use a piece of Light Blue Solid Cardstock as the base for the layout. Step 2: Use a pencil to trace the paper pieces as shown or as desired using the Contiguous US Recipe Template. Cut the pieces with the Micro-Tip Scissors and adhere to the layout. Step 3: Use the Photo Labeling Pencil to trace photos as shown or as desired using the Contiguous US Recipe Template. Cut the photos with Micro-Tip Scissors and adhere to the layout. Step 4: To add another photo to the layout, try using the Custom Cutting System Patterns. The layout above uses the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade for the photo and the Green Blade with Light Blue Solid Cardstock for the mat. Step 5: Journal and add stickers with Foam Squares for added dimension as desired. How are you celebrating the upcoming patriotic weekend and Fourth of July? Will you be making these USA scrapbook layouts after all the fun red-white-and-blue festivities are said and done? "," Did you know: The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated there were around 2.5 million people living in America when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776? Fast forward 246 years, and the States have erupted like a firework to more than 332 million people! (That’s a lot of backyard BBQs and hotdogs, parades and red-white-and-blue gear!) Well, to pay homage to this major midsummer, birthday bonanza of a day, here are ","Celebration, Fourth of July, Grilling, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout, Stars & Spirit collection, USA","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/4th-of-July-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories3.jpg,76127 "More Than Eh-mazing: Canada Scrapbook Layout To Celebrate Canada Day","Noreen Smith","2022-06-30 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/30/more-than-eh-mazing-canada-scrapbook-layout-to-celebrate-canada-day/," Imagine a jam-packed day full of snap-crackle-pop fireworks, patriotic parades, BBQs and picnics aplenty, energetic sporting events, brilliant red-and-white attire and numerous high-flying flags with a proudly prominent maple leaf. A spirited and superb mental picture, right?! Well, it’s a reality on the first day of July every year, as that is when the second-largest country in the world enjoys their biggest day — Canada Day! Are you ready to celebrate the eh-mazing Great White North? (Say ""yes!"") Then take a look at this bold and beautiful Canada scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Canadian Pride Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Canadian Pride Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cranberry & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Maple Leaf Recipe Template (with Photo Labeling Pencil & Multi-Purpose Clips) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil & Eraser Take a closer look at the Maple Leaf Recipe Template in the video below! https://youtu.be/OQIZSzdBuxM Step 1: Use White Solid Cardstock to build your template on. Step 2: Place photos in middle of the cardstock and then place the Maple Leaf Recipe Template over top of them. Arrange photos to fill the maple leaf shape. Use the Photo Labelling Pencil to trace the outline of the maple leaf onto the photos and cut out with All-Purpose Scissors. Gently erase any pencil marks with an eraser or a CM Photo Polishing Cloth if you have one. Step 3: Place various papers behind the beaming rays that emanate from the maple leaf, paying attention to the pattern orientation. Trace the outline of a ray shape onto the paper with a regular pencil and cut out with All-Purpose Scissors. Repeat this step for all ray shapes. (Tip: After cutting out each shape, set it onto another piece of cardstock or a 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat, mimicking the placement on the template. When it comes time to build and adhere the design onto your base, the pieces will be easily identifiable!) Step 4: After all photos and shapes have been cut out, adhere the Maple Leaf Recipe Template to the White Solid Cardstock with a dab of Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive on each corner to keep it in place. Adhere all cut pieces into the corresponding negative spaces on the template. When all pieces have been adhered, gently remove the template and rub off any adhesive residue from the corners of the cardstock. Step 5: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 1/4"" strip from all sides of the White Solid Cardstock and discard. Adhere to Cranberry Solid Cardstock layout base to provide contrast. Step 6: Cut a small piece of White Solid Cardstock to use as a journal box. Adhere the journal box and add stickers as shown or desired. How are you celebrating Canada Day? Or will you make this Canada scrapbook layout to document your travels throughout the True North? Either way, share your thoughts with fellow scrappers! "," Imagine a jam-packed day full of snap-crackle-pop fireworks, patriotic parades, BBQs and picnics aplenty, energetic sporting events, brilliant red-and-white attire and numerous high-flying flags with a proudly prominent maple leaf. A spirited and superb mental picture, right?! Well, it’s a reality on the first day of July every year, as that is when the second-largest country in the world enjoys their biggest day — Canada","Canada, Canada Day, Canadian Pride collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/MapleLeaf_RecipeTemplate_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,76158 "From Naptime To Scrap Time: Baby Scrapbook Borders","Krislyn Mattei","2022-06-29 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/29/from-naptime-to-scrap-time-baby-scrapbook-borders/," Decisions on wallpaper patterns or paint shades, furniture, artwork and toys on display are just a few things to think about when planning and decorating a nursery… and that includes the overall theme of the room, too! Themes can vary from a sweet dreams appeal with wispy cloud designs, perfectly pretty florals, zoo animals or cutesy woodland creatures, nautical notes or even just a monochromatic, naturally neutral aesthetic, just to name a few. Another classic theme? Baby duckies! Well, if you want to take that element from naptime to scrap time, then take a look at these baby scrapbook borders that feature darling duck designs! To create these borders you will need: Lullaby Lane Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Girl Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Boy Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & White Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rubber Duck Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Or Hole PunchesCustom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) First Bath Border Step 1: Cut a 12” x 2-3/4” strip of Kelly green plaid designer paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of wooden floor designer paper and adhere to the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12” x safety pin grid designer paper and mount on top. Step 2: Punch seven rubber ducks using various papers. Trim off the beaks of each of these shapes. Punch seven rubber ducks with wooden floor designer paper. Adhere the ducks on top of the wooden floor ducks. Adhere a tiny scrap of Black Solid Cardstock for the eyes. Mount on the border as shown. Place wooden floor wings on each. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with blue hearts boy paper. Adhere the circle to the border as shown. Top with stickers, popping them up with Foam squares for added dimension. Bath Time Bubbles Border Step 1: Cut a 12” x 3” strip of receiving blanket stripes designer paper for the base. Cut a 12” x 1” strip of snackable cereal designer paper and adhere to the border, about 1/4"" from the top edge. Step 2: Using the Rubber Duck Punch, punch multiple times across the length of a piece of blue hearts boy paper to create the scallop waves. Trim the piece to 12” x 2” and mount on the border, about 1/4"" from the bottom edge. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12” x 3/4” strip of blue rubber duckies boy paper. Adhere to the border. Adhere the stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Punch three rubber ducks from ""So much love"" girl paper. Adhere tiny pieces of Black Solid Cardstock behind the eyes. Adhere to the border as shown. Rubber Ducky Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of blue plaid boy paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 11-5/8"" strip of wooden crib bars boy paper. Cut a 2"" x 11-5/8"" strip of scenic landscape designer paper and adhere to the wooden crib bars piece. Cut a notch in both ends. Adhere to the base. Step 3: Punch three rubber ducks with wooden floor designer paper. Flip the paper to the back side and punch two more (so they face the opposite direction). Adhere to the border as shown. Step 4: Punch a bunch of small “bubbles” with White Shimmer Solid Cardstock using the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or hole punches. Adhere randomly to the border. What do you these of these adorable and pastel baby scrapbook borders? Have you been making projects with the Rubber Duck Punch? Give your answer to these questions in the comments section! "," Decisions on wallpaper patterns or paint shades, furniture, artwork and toys on display are just a few things to think about when planning and decorating a nursery… and that includes the overall theme of the room, too! Themes can vary from a sweet dreams appeal with wispy cloud designs, perfectly pretty florals, zoo animals or cutesy woodland creatures, nautical notes or even just a monochromatic, naturally neutral aestheti","Baby, Baby Borders, Border Ideas, Borders, Lullaby Lane Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Baby,Border Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/RubberDuckPunch_LullabyLane_1920x1080.jpg,71333 "Swing Into Action With This Outdoor Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-06-28 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/28/swing-into-action-with-this-outdoor-scrapbook-layout%ef%bf%bc%ef%bf%bc/," We definitely live in an era of video games, technology, TV and social media, but being outside will always have a “like” or a thumbs-up of approval! 👍  Open-air adventures are everywhere and come in various forms of fun — camping, trekking rocky trails, exploring state parks, enjoying yard games, playing on playset in the sunshine… and that’s just the tip of the treetop! Well, if you want to add a park-like feel onto your next project, then swing into creative action by making this outdoor scrapbook layout from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Wildlife Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Embossed Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & Light Blue Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Canoe Wave Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Field Fence Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of burlap designer paper as the base of this layout. Step 2: Adhere the framing forest floor with tall trees laser-cut paper to the base. Step 3: Using the Canoe Wave Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch one canoe from Black Solid Cardstock and one canoe from the bark texture paper. Adhere the bark texture canoe on top of and slightly offset from the black canoe, so that it looks like there is a slight shadow. Cut two 1/8"" strips from the bark texture paper and twist to make a piece of “twine.” Use the Precision Point Adhesive Pen to adhere the twines to the “swing seat” (the adhered canoe pieces). Tie the swing to a branch on the laser-cut tree. Step 4: Use the Field Fence Border Punch to punch a border from the wood planks designer paper and add it to the page. Step 5: Cut four mats from night sky designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Cut four mats from Light Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 4"" x 4"" and add to the night sky mat. Add mats to the page. Step 6: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Use the Brown Dual-Tip Pen to draw lines to journal on. What do you think of the playful nature of this outdoor scrapbook layout? Do you or your little ones enjoying swinging high into the air? Relay your thoughts with us in the comments below! "," We definitely live in an era of video games, technology, TV and social media, but being outside will always have a “like” or a thumbs-up of approval! 👍  Open-air adventures are everywhere and come in various forms of fun — camping, trekking rocky trails, exploring state parks, enjoying yard games, playing on playset in the sunshine… and that’s just the tip of the treetop! Well, if you want to add a park-l","Hiking, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, outdoors, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Leave-Nothing-Behind-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,77577 "June Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Water-Themed Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-06-27 12:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/27/june-completed-album-challenge-plus-a-water-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Ahoy, scrappers! On the creative horizon today is a project AND challenge that will help you rays the bar! Not only are we sharing a happy and hue-tiful water-themed scrapbook layout, but it's also time for the June Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! So crush this two-page spread — featuring the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template — and crush your album goals for a double dose of fun!Remember: If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in June, just completed in June), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #JuneCropDontStop for the chance to win! Here’s an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://youtu.be/x_Lnq3A69ig For ALL the details on the Completed Album Challenge, check out this blog post. And again, if you’re looking for a layout to create to finish your latest album, today’s post can do just that! Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Vellum Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Friendly Fish Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vellum Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use two pieces of White Solid Cardstock (or two White Refill Pages) as the bases for this layout. Step 2: Place the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template on top of abstract ombré daubs designer paper. Trace the center 4"" semi-circle onto the orange section. Either cut out with Micro-Tip Scissors or cut using the Circle Cutter set to 4"". Repeat with each of the rest of the circular shapes and darkening shades of the paper. Arrange and adhere pieces on the layout, using the template as a guide for accurate placement. Step 3: Cut 16 2-5/8” squares with light blue wash, aqua abstract paint daubs, mint abstract paint daubs and teal wash tonal papers. Arrange across the lower halves of each base using the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template as a guide for placement. Cut four 4-1/4"" squares of water ripples vellum paper and adhere on the squares with Vellum Tape Runner Refill. Burnish to hide adhesive. Step 4: Using the Circle Cutter with the dial set at 4"", cut three photos into circles. Adhere on the vellum squares. Using the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template, trace and cut the title from a variety mat and soft medium orange stripes designer paper. Adhere on a vellum square. Step 5: Crop two photos to 3-1/4” x 5-1/8” and mat on two 3-5/8” x 5-3/8” pieces of soft medium orange stripes designer paper. Crop one photo to 3-1/2” x 5-1/8”. Mat on a 3-5/8” x 5-3/8” piece of navy abstract paint daubs tonal paper. Adhere on the layout. Step 6: Using the Friendly Fish Border Punch, punch two borders with red-orange abstract paint daubs tonal paper. Adhere across the bottom of the layout. Step 7: Adhere a scallop waves laser-cut border, embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired. Who’s ready to seas the day and take on the June Completed Album Challenge? Will you be making this water-themed scrapbook layout as the final finishing touch to your album? "," Ahoy, scrappers! On the creative horizon today is a project AND challenge that will help you rays the bar! Not only are we sharing a happy and hue-tiful water-themed scrapbook layout, but it's also time for the June Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! So crush this two-page spread — featuring the Sunrise, Sunset Recipe Template — and crush your album goals for a double dose of fun!Remember: If yo","#BONUS Challenge, Completed Album Challenge, Family, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Albums, Scrapbook Layout, Summer","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CompletedAlbumChallenge_600x600.jpg,77246 "Sketch Round-Up June 13-26","Creative Memories","2022-06-26 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/26/sketch-round-up-june-13-26/," How do you interpret sketches? Do you follow them to a T with the listed products or do you put your own creative spin on it with your own tools and supplies on hand? No matter the route you take, crafting is never a wrong answer! Put your artful brain to the creative test with these four fresh sketches — it's time for another Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 We're kicking things off with this watery wonder! Click here to see what it's all about. Sketch #2 Sketch #2 is swimming with design success! Follow along with this blog post to see how you can wave it into your next album. Sketch #3 This beauty is part of the #2022JuneBONUS Challenge... have you made it yet and posted to the Facebook Group? Sketch #4 Also using the latest Serene Waters collection is this under-the-sea winner! Take a peek at it here and share your end results, too! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then mark your calendars for the July Virtual Crop, which is happening July 8-9 (AU: 9-10 July) in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! And invite your friends, family, co-workers, next-door acquaintances — everyone you know — so they can join in on the scrappy and happy fun! "," How do you interpret sketches? Do you follow them to a T with the listed products or do you put your own creative spin on it with your own tools and supplies on hand? No matter the route you take, crafting is never a wrong answer! Put your artful brain to the creative test with these four fresh sketches — it's time for another Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 We're kicking things off with this watery wonder! C","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,77436 "Roll In Relaxation With These Water Themed Scrapbook Borders And DIY Card","Krislyn Mattei","2022-06-24 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/24/roll-in-relaxation-with-these-water-themed-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," H₂-oh, my goodness — there's something so relaxing about being on, in or near water. From fishing to frolicking on the beach, surfing and sailing across open waters, maritime memories are worth remembering and reminiscing. And you can pay homage to hydration with these water themed scrapbook borders and DIY card! Dive into these designs! To create these borders and card, you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Rolling Sails Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scoring & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/5jdrPjiZE2A Let the Waves Roll in Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of cool stripes designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of sunset border from the strips designer paper and adhere on top. Cut out one row of squares from the multi-hued blocks paper (about 12"" x 1/4"") and adhere at the bottom of the sunset borders piece. Step 2: Using the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with navy abstract paint daubs tonal paper. Trim to 12"" x 1-1/4"" and adhere just above the blocks strip. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1/4"" strip of soft medium orange stripes designer paper and adhere it behind the diamond cutouts in the wavy laser-cut border. Mount on the border using Foam Squares. Step 4: Add stickers and embellishments. Relax Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of soft medium orange stripes designer paper for the base. Step 2: With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip of mint waves tonal paper and adhere near the bottom of the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of light blue wash tonal paper and adhere near the top. Step 3: Using the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with each bright blue waves, red-orange abstract paint daubs, butter yellow abstract paint daubs and mint waves tonal papers and White Solid Cardstock. Trim the bright blue waves border out to 12"" x 1-1/4"" and adhere to the border, just above the mint waves piece. Trim out the boats from the red-orange, butter yellow and mint borders and adhere as shown. Trim out the sails from the cardstock border and adhere as shown. Step 4: Adhere the starfish border sticker, title sticker and ""Relax"" embellishment. Sunset Sail Border Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 12"" strip of navy abstract paint daubs tonal paper for the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and adhere on the base. Using the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of teal glistening ripples designer paper and mount on top. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut five circles with butter yellow abstract paint daubs tonal paper. Adhere on the border. Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut five circles with sunset designer paper and mount on the butter yellow circles. (Optionally, you may use the two sunrise/sunset embellishments in place of two of them, as this example shows.) Step 4: Using the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from White Solid Cardstock. Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut out sailboat sections as shown. Mount on the circles. Breathe In Breathe Out Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Using the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with sunset designer paper (making sure the paper is oriented sideways). Trim out to 12"" x 5-1/4"". Cut the strip into three 4"" x 5-1/4"" sections. Adhere the darkest section to the card. Trim the other two sections to 3-1/4"" long. Adhere first the orange section, then the aqua section. Step 3: Cut a 4"" x 5/8"" strip of multi-hued blocks designer paper and adhere on the card. Step 4: Add a sticker as a sentiment using Foam Squares for added dimension. Embellish with enamel stickers as desired. Do these water themed scrapbook borders and DIY make a splash? Will you be adding them to your next to-do project(s)? "," H₂-oh, my goodness — there's something so relaxing about being on, in or near water. From fishing to frolicking on the beach, surfing and sailing across open waters, maritime memories are worth remembering and reminiscing. And you can pay homage to hydration with these water themed scrapbook borders and DIY card! Dive into these designs! To create these borders and card, you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pa","Boat, Border Ideas, Borders, Layered Borders, Project Ideas, Sailing, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Serene Waters Collection, Tool Technique","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/RollingSails_BMC_1920x1080.jpg,77231 "Save Your Special Nights Out With This Party Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-06-23 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/23/save-your-special-nights-out-with-this-party-scrapbook-layout/," Who's ready for a party?! (We are, we are!) Whether it's a small get-together with close friends, a surprise birthday celebration, a ball or banquet or even a costume party with props, parties are always such a good time with great people. After the music has quieted down, appetizers are eaten and photos have been taken, make this party scrapbook layout to remember the special night out for years to come! To create this layout you will need: Showtime Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use Mars Shimmer Solid Core Paper as the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut two pieces from the Dark Green Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"". Adhere to the top and bottom edges of the layout. Step 3: Cut, layer and adhere variety mats. Step 4: Adhere photos: (2) 3"" x 4-1/4"" and (1) 6"" x 4"". Step 5: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What celebrations or events would you place atop this party scrapbook layout? What do you love most about the Showtime collection? "," Who's ready for a party?! (We are, we are!) Whether it's a small get-together with close friends, a surprise birthday celebration, a ball or banquet or even a costume party with props, parties are always such a good time with great people. After the music has quieted down, appetizers are eaten and photos have been taken, make this party scrapbook layout to remember the special night out for years to come! To create","Celebration, Memories, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Showtime Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Showtime_StickersAndMats_1920x1080.jpg,76518 "Swim In Complementary Creativity With This Water Themed Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-06-22 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/22/swim-in-complementary-creativity-with-this-water-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Here’s a quick art class refresher — complementary shades are the pairings across that hue-tiful rainbow wheel. Complementary pairs are red and green, yellow and purple and orange and blue… which the latter is a prime example of how pleasing and pretty they are together in this water themed scrapbook layout! See for yourself how opulent oranges and bold blues make project stand out. To create this layout you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Vellum Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock (or a White Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of wavy lines vellum paper and adhere to the right edge of the layout. Put the sunrise designer paper in the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer and align with the right edge at the 1/2"" mark on the far right of the trimmer. Cut a wavy edge. Adhere on the layout. Step 3: Mount a 4"" x 6"" photo on a 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" variety mat and adhere on the layout. Cut two 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" journal box variety mats in half. Crop a photo to 2-3/4"" x 4"" and mount on one mat. Adhere both on the layout as shown. Step 4: Cut an 8"" x 1-1/8"" strip of butter yellow fishes tonal paper. Adhere near the bottom of the layout. Adhere a waves laser-cut border on top and place a lily pad border sticker along the seam. Trim edges using Micro-Tip Scissors. Step 5: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What do you think of the complementary hues on this water themed scrapbook layout? What wonderful, watery memories would you highlight on it? Share your thoughts and ideas with us and others in the comments section! "," Here’s a quick art class refresher — complementary shades are the pairings across that hue-tiful rainbow wheel. Complementary pairs are red and green, yellow and purple and orange and blue… which the latter is a prime example of how pleasing and pretty they are together in this water themed scrapbook layout! See for yourself how opulent oranges and bold blues make project stand out. To create this layout you ","Boating, Decorative Trimmer, Lake, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Serene Waters Collection, Summer, Water","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Serene-Waters-Catalog-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,77242 "Create Cohesive Cards With Tonal Paper For Scrapbooking","Creative Memories","2022-06-21 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/21/create-cohesive-cards-with-tonal-paper-for-scrapbooking/," Today we are throwing some shade... shades of cohesive hues, that is! Just like in fashion, tonal tappings are always trending and in style! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is here to show you how easy it is to express totally and tonally terrific DIY cards — check out these cards using tonal paper for scrapbooking and send out to friends and family! Cards by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this card you will need: Totally Tonal papers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Use any Totally Tonal or designer papers you have on handCoordinating cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal border stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dollop Arch Frame Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Punch of your choice or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 6-7/8"" x 5-1/2"". Use the Dollop Arch Frame Punch to punch the 5-1/2"" sides. Score the punched sides at 1"" and fold along the scored lines. Use this as the card base. Step 2: Using the outside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade, cut a circle from cardstock. Cut the circle in half. Step 3: Cut two circles using the outside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Green Blade from two different designer papers. Cut each circle in half. Adhere to the semi-circle cardstock pieces and then add to the card base. Trim the excess. Step 4: Cut a piece of designer paper to measure 3-7/8"" x 5-3/8"" and add to the card. Step 5: Using the punch of your choice, punch some cutouts with coordinating cardstocks. Add it to the left side of your card using Foam Squares for added dimension. Make sure you can partially insert the right side of your card so that you can keep your card closed. Will you be making a plethora of pretty DIY cards? Have you tested out any of the tonal paper for scrapbooking from 2022? "," Today we are throwing some shade... shades of cohesive hues, that is! Just like in fashion, tonal tappings are always trending and in style! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is here to show you how easy it is to express totally and tonally terrific DIY cards — check out these cards using tonal paper for scrapbooking and send out to friends and family! Cards by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To ","Card Making, Cards, Project Ideas, Scrapbooking Tools, Tool Technique, Totally Tonal","Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Totally-Tonal-Cards-Creative-Memories.jpg,77324 "Take On The #2022JuneBONUS Challenge","Creative Memories","2022-06-20 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/20/take-on-the-2022junebonus-challenge/," Surf's up! Why are we saying that? Well, today marks a new BONUS challenge for you to ride a high tide of creativity! That's right, the #2022JuneBONUS challenge is happening now in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! Gather your scrapbooking papers, tools and photos and wave in this one-page wonder (and for the opportunity to win a cool prize pack)! How to Participate: Review the sketch below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout using whatever products you have on-hand; you do not need to use the Serene Waters collection to be eligible to win. Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, July 3, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 4 July at 2:59pm AET) with hashtag #2022JuneBONUS for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 3 lucky winners total — 2 winners who use any product, PLUS 1 bonus winner who completes the challenge using Serene Waters products.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, July 7, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 3 participants who complete the challenge. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, July 7, at noon CT. #2022JuneBONUS Product used: Serene Waters Collection | CA | AU Remember, you have until Sunday, July 3, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 4 July at 2:59pm AET) to complete your layout and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with hashtag #2022JuneBONUS to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022JuneBONUS Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Micro-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)CM Zero Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock (or a White Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Using the CM Zero Centering Ruler and Navy Micro-Tip Pen, draw a square around the cardstock, 3/8"" from the edges. Step 2: Cut an 11"" x 1-3/4"" piece of sky border from the strips designer paper and adhere along the top of the layout. Cut an 11"" x 2-1/2"" strip of dashed scallops designer paper and adhere along the bottom of the layout. Cut an 11"" x 1-1/8"" piece of teal waves border from the strips designer paper and adhere just above the bottom piece. Cut two 11"" x 1/4"" strips of multi-hued blocks designer paper and adhere as shown. Step 3: Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 5"" and adhere on the left and right sides of the layout. Crop one photo to 3-3/4"" x 4-1/2"" and mount on a 4-1/4"" x 5"" piece of bright blue waves tonal paper. Adhere to the middle layout, overlapping the other photos. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut a circle with any paper, first cutting with the Blue Blade, then (without moving the pattern) cutting with the Red Blade, creating a ring. Cut the ring in half. Repeat nine times with various papers. Using the Repositionable Tape Runner, adhere in the pattern shown on the top and bottom of the layout, adding five of the circles that remained from the rings to the bottom patterns. Step 5: Add stickers using Foam Squares and journal as desired. We are excited to see how you'll go from surf to your craft space turf and make the #2022JuneBONUS challenge! Do you love all the products in the Serene Waters collection and the complementing tools?! For a limited time, you can purchase them ALL with one click with the Serene Waters Buy-It-All Bundle, which also includes BONUS 5x7 Blue Photo Cases, Peekaboo Pockets™ Variety Pack and Photo Trimming Templates that are ONLY available through this bundle (items not sold separately; this bundle is while supplies last)! "," Surf's up! Why are we saying that? Well, today marks a new BONUS challenge for you to ride a high tide of creativity! That's right, the #2022JuneBONUS challenge is happening now in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! Gather your scrapbooking papers, tools and photos and wave in this one-page wonder (and for the opportunity to win a cool prize pack)! How to Participate: Review the sketch below in this post and/or in the","#BONUS Challenge, Custom Cutting System, Ocean, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Serene Waters Collection, Summer, Surfing","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/SereneWaters_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,77044 "Show Love For Papa Bear: Father's Day Scrapbook Idea","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-06-17 14:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/17/show-love-for-papa-bear-fathers-day-scrapbook-idea/," Every year on Father’s Day, we shower the incredible father figures in our lives — fathers and stepfathers, father-in-laws, uncles, grandpas, first-time dads and more. Whether it's Father's Day or really, any day, we should always give props to the papa bear(s) in our life. On that note, you should prob-bear-ly make this Father’s Day scrapbook layout — he’ll so appreciate the handsome homage! To create this layout you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Wildlife Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Appreciate You Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Serif ABC/123 Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Sans Serif ABC/123 Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut pine needles designer paper to 12"" x 1/4"" and adhere to the top of a sheet of wood planks designer paper. Step 2: Cut pine needles paper to 12"" x 2-7/8"" and adhere to the bottom edge of the wood planks designer paper. Step 3: Cut White Solid Cardstock to 12"" x 1/4"" and adhere near the top of the layout underneath the pine needles strip. Step 4: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from White Solid Cardstock. Cut off of the cardstock at 1-1/8"". Adhere the border to the top of the pine needles strip near the bottom of the layout. Step 5: Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip from White Solid Cardstock and adhere underneath the chevron arrows border, leaving a small gap in between the pieces. Journal on the strip. Step 6: Use the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade to cut three mats from White Solid Cardstock. Use the Red Blade to cut three photos. Adhere the photos to the mats and adhere the pieces to the layout as shown. Step 7: Use Micro-Tip Scissors to fussy-cut the bear from the variety mat. Adhere to the layout as shown. Add a title with Brown Serif and Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Step 8: Adhere additional stickers with Foam Squares as desired. Looking for other Father's Day scrapbook ideas? Check out the Treasure You Mini Photo Album (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) & Appreciate You Stickers (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) featured below! "," Every year on Father’s Day, we shower the incredible father figures in our lives — fathers and stepfathers, father-in-laws, uncles, grandpas, first-time dads and more. Whether it's Father's Day or really, any day, we should always give props to the papa bear(s) in our life. On that note, you should prob-bear-ly make this Father’s Day scrapbook layout — he’ll so appreciate the handsome homage! To create th","Appreciate You Stickers, Dad, Father's Day, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Fathers-Day-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,77282 "Be Full Of Glee And Under The Sea: Water Themed Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-06-16 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/16/be-full-of-glee-and-under-the-sea-water-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Yes, we love road trips, adventures in the mountains, camping and more… but there’s also something indulgent and relaxing about a beach or an under-the-water vacation. If you’re daydreaming about the seaside, tranquil rolling waves lapping the shore, sunshine aplenty and swimming with friends and family, then this water themed scrapbook layout is a current project you should undertake! To create this layout you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Circle Cutter or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of cool stripes designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Set the Circle Cutter dial at 10"" and cut a circle with navy abstract paint daubs tonal paper. Set the dial at 9.4"" and cut a circle with mint waves tonal paper. Set the dial at 9"" and cut a circle with circling schools of fish designer paper. Adhere as shown on the layout. Step 3: Crop two photos to 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mount on 4"" x 4"" pieces of soft medium orange rolling waves designer paper. Crop one photo to 3-1/2"" x 2-3/4"" and mount on a 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" piece of navy abstract paint daubs tonal paper, along with the ""Just add water"" embellishment. Adhere all on the circling schools of fish circle as shown. Step 4: Cut a 12"" x 1/4"" strip of navy abstract paint daubs tonal paper and adhere along the bottom edge of the layout. Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of mint waves tonal paper and adhere just above it. Layer and adhere the sea turtles and seaweed laser-cut borders as shown. Step 5: Add embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What memories would you dive into with this water themed scrapbook layout? "," Yes, we love road trips, adventures in the mountains, camping and more… but there’s also something indulgent and relaxing about a beach or an under-the-water vacation. If you’re daydreaming about the seaside, tranquil rolling waves lapping the shore, sunshine aplenty and swimming with friends and family, then this water themed scrapbook layout is a current project you should undertake! To create this layout y","Beach, Family, family memories, Ocean, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Serene Waters Collection, Travel, Vacation","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/SereneWaters_Embellishments_1920x1080.jpg,77209 "Pitch New Possibilities With This Camping Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-06-15 15:35:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/15/pitch-new-possibilities-with-this-camping-scrapbook-layout/," A good old-fashioned tent, pop-up camper, modern RV — it doesn’t matter how you camp and take off your boots and curl up for the night… it’s all about having fun and making memories in the great outdoors along the way! So after you set up your outdoorsy abode, get the campfire roaring, soak up the fresh air while staring off into the yonder and learn about the wildlife around you, make this camping scrapbook layout to hike toward fresh possibilities! To create this layout you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Wildlife Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with the Jumbo Circle Pattern or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the bright teal topography designer paper as your base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 8"" square from the middle of the paper. Cut two 6"" x 4"" photo mats from the 8"" square. Flip the mats over to show the night sky side and mount two 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photos on them. (Save the remaining 8"" x 2"" strip for the tent paper piecing embellishment.) Step 2: Align the burlap designer paper on the 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat and use the Blue Blade around the outside edge of the Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern to cut a large circle. Adhere onto base page, covering up the hollow square frame in the middle. Step 3: Use the wavy blade of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer to cut one 2"" x 12"" strip of hunter green geometric designer paper. Cut one 1"" x 12"" strip of the olive green diamonds designer paper from the opposite side to have two waves instead of three. Layer the wavy strips as shown and adhere over the bottom edge of the burlap circle, about 1/2"" up from bottom edge of base page. Then, add two multi-hued border stickers at the top and bottom of the page as shown. Step 4: To make the tent paper piecing embellishment: Cut a 3"" square of hunter green geometric designer paper, a 5"" x 3"" piece of olive green diamonds designer paper and a 2"" square of night sky designer paper. Mark the middle of one side of the 3"" hunter green geometric square and cut from middle mark to opposite corners to form a triangle. Use edges of triangle to trim sides of olive green diamonds rectangle into a trapezoid shape. Align the left-hand edge of the hunter green geometric triangle with left-hand edge of the olive green diamonds trapezoid and adhere together. Mark the middle of one side of the 2"" night sky square and cut from the middle mark to opposite corners to form a triangle. Flip the leftover pieces over to the bright teal topography side to use as the door flaps, trimming with All-Purpose Scissors to achieve your desired shape. Mount night sky triangle to middle of hunter green geometric triangle and add bright teal “door flaps” to each side. Add trees and leaves stickers on top of wavy olive green diamond and hunter green geometric border, then mount finished tent with Foam Squares for added dimension. Adhere additional stickers on top and in front of tent to complete the scene. Step 5: To make trees paper piecing embellishment: Cut two 3"" x 4"" rectangles from olive green diamonds designer paper and one from hunter green geometric designer paper. Mark the middle of the 3"" side and cut from the middle mark to opposite corners to form triangles. Layer the triangles together and adhere to the page. Step 6: Arrange and adhere matted photos as shown, overlapping the triangle trees and leaving space above the tent scene to journal on. Step 7: Cluster leaves and wildlife stickers on top of triangle trees, using Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 8: Journal with Black Dual-Tip Pen directly on base page along the side of the 8-1/2"" square. Where are your go-to camping areas? Will you be making this camping scrapbook layout to preserve those memories? Share down below! "," A good old-fashioned tent, pop-up camper, modern RV — it doesn’t matter how you camp and take off your boots and curl up for the night… it’s all about having fun and making memories in the great outdoors along the way! So after you set up your outdoorsy abode, get the campfire roaring, soak up the fresh air while staring off into the yonder and learn about the wildlife around you, make this camping scrapbook layout to","Camping, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Wildlife","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/LeaveNothingBehind_Stickers_1920x1080.jpg,75552 "Sudsy, Stylish And Scrappy: Duck Borders For Scrapbooking","Krislyn Mattei","2022-06-14 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/14/sudsy-stylish-and-scrappy-duck-borders-for-scrapbooking/," Ahhh, bubble baths — a time of family bonding with baby and engaging senses, loud giggles, clean relaxation, fun hairstyles, silly bubble beards and splashing around... and until we’re soaking wet, too! (Let’s be honest, many of us also crave a long, hot soak in the bathtub after a busy day!) And to top it all off, the 14th of June is also International Bath Day! So draw yourself a squeaky-clean bath and after you’re relaxed and ready to go, make these duck borders for scrapbooking! They’re all they are quacked up to be! To create these borders you will need: You Quack Me Up Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rubber Duck Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the You Quack Me Up Paper Pack & Rubber Duck Punch in the video below! https://youtu.be/fYk2dX3h6bg Duck Trio Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of light yellow duck collage paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of blue bubbles paper and adhere on the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of white floating bubbles paper and mount on top. Step 2: Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with light blue plaid paper. Using the Green Blade, cut a circle with orange duck tracks paper. Using the Blue Blade, cut a circle with blue bubbles paper. Layer and adhere on the border as shown. Step 3: Using the wavy edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of waves paper and adhere on the border. Step 4: Punch three ducks with light yellow duck collage paper and three ducks with orange duck tracks paper. Cut the beaks off the yellow ducks. Adhere the yellow ducks on the orange ducks. Mount on the border, popping the front one up with Foam Squares. Duck Shadow Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of ombré paper for the base. Cut an 11-5/8"" x 2-5/8"" strip of orange dots paper and adhere on the base. Cut an 11-1/4"" x 2-3/16"" strip of blue bubbles paper and mount on top. Step 2: Cut an 11-1/16"" x 2"" strip of ombré paper. Using the Rubber Duck Punch, punch five duck shapes from it, evenly spaced. Adhere on the border. Step 3: Cut one duck with goldenrod paper and one with orange duck tracks paper. Cut the beak off the goldenrod duck. Adhere a small piece of blue bubbles paper behind the eye and adhere on the duck as shown. Mount on top of one of the duck cut-outs using Foam Squares. Bubble Ducks Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of blue bubbles paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 2-5/8"" x 12"" strip of orange duck tracks paper and adhere on the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of rubber duckies paper and adhere on top. Step 2: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut five bubbles with light blue plaid paper. Adhere on the border as shown. Step 3: Using the Rubber Duck Punch, punch five ducks with goldenrod paper and five with orange tracks paper. Using a scissors, cut the beaks off the goldenrod ducks. Adhere a small piece of blue bubbles paper behind each of the goldenrod ducks' eyes. Adhere the goldenrod ducks on the orange tracks ducks. Mount on the bubbles. What layouts would you use these duck borders for scrapbooking on? Baby showers? Bath time with baby? Feeding little duckies at the local park? Share your project ideas down below! "," Ahhh, bubble baths — a time of family bonding with baby and engaging senses, loud giggles, clean relaxation, fun hairstyles, silly bubble beards and splashing around... and until we’re soaking wet, too! (Let’s be honest, many of us also crave a long, hot soak in the bathtub after a busy day!) And to top it all off, the 14th of June is also International Bath Day! So draw yourself a squeaky-clean bath and after you’re ","Baby, Baby Borders, Border Ideas, Borders, Project Ideas, Rubber Duck Punch, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, You Quack Me Up Paper Pack","Baby,Border Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/RubberDuck_Punch_1920x1080.jpg,76547 "Paddle Toward A New Project With This Water Themed Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-06-13 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/13/paddle-toward-a-new-project-with-this-water-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Water you up to today? Well, one thing for sure is that today marks a sea-nic, high-tide adventure — the latest-and-greatest collection, Serene Waters (full of water-filled wonders, painterly pizzazz and tranquil tones), has set sail! It's perfect for showering your photos and memories of fishing trips, kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding, collecting seashells on the beach, oohing and aahing at exotic fish at aquariums, sunset cruises, watching the sunrise on the horizon and so much more. Let's check out easy-breezy directions on how to make this water themed scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Serene Waters Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Vellum Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Serene Waters Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Rolling Sails Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Vellum Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Serene Waters collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/BN8ExhRJ924 Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock (or a White Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Adhere a piece of subtle mint daubs vellum paper on top using Vellum Tape Runner Refill. Burnish to hide adhesive. Step 2: Using the Rolling Sails Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with bright blue brushstroke waves tonal paper. Trim to 12"" x 3-5/8"" and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Cut a 12"" x 3/8"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and adhere 1/4"" from the bottom edge. Cut a 12"" x 5/8"" strip of teal glistening ripples designer paper and adhere above the white strip. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of multi-hued blocks designer paper and adhere above the teal glistening ripples strip. Step 3: Cut a 3-3/4"" x 2"" piece from the “Memories are forever” variety mat. Mat on a 4"" x 2-1/4"" piece of soft medium orange stripes designer paper. Adhere on the border. Top with a turtles laser-cut border and stickers. Step 4: Cut six 3"" x 3"" squares of White Solid Cardstock. Adhere on the layout as shown. Cut two 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"" squares of each cool stripes, soft medium orange stripes and teal glistening ripples designer papers. Mount on the white squares as shown. Step 5: Crop two photos to 3-3/4"" x 5"" and mount on two 4"" x 5-1/4"" pieces of bright blue brushstroke waves tonal paper. Adhere on the layout. Step 6: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. We are excited to see how you'll cascade your creativity with this layout! "," Water you up to today? Well, one thing for sure is that today marks a sea-nic, high-tide adventure — the latest-and-greatest collection, Serene Waters (full of water-filled wonders, painterly pizzazz and tranquil tones), has set sail! It's perfect for showering your photos and memories of fishing trips, kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding, collecting seashells on the beach, oohing and aahing at exotic fish at aquariums, su","Boat, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Serene Waters Collection, Snowflake Trio Punch, Summer, Summer Fun, Water","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/SereneWaters_Collection_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,77144 "Sketch Round-Up May 30-June 12","Creative Memories","2022-06-12 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/12/sketch-round-up-may-30-june-12/," The Worldwide Virtual Crop may be coming to a close (it ends at 11:59pm CT on Monday, June 13, so post all that you’ve made on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!), but scrapping fun is never done! To keep the momentum going, here’s another edition of the Sketch Round-Up! Have you made these projects yet — or are you inspired to now?! Sketch #1 Talk about a VIP status — a ""Very Important Project!"" Click here to see what it's all about. Sketch #2 Sketch #2 is worthy of a scrapbooking spotlight, don't you think? Tag along with this blog post to see how to piece it together. Sketch #3 This celebratory layout will roll out on the red carpet (or rather, blog) soon! Stay tuned for its easy-to-make performance. Sketch #4 Splish-splash style onto your next project with this bath- and baby-inspired layout! Want to learn how to make this cutie yourself? Then follow along with this blog post! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? While the WWVC is nearing the end of its global get-together greatness, we already have the next Virtual Crop planned out and ready for you! It'll happen July 8-9 (AU: 9-10 July) in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page as always! We hope you're looking forward to next month as much as we are! "," The Worldwide Virtual Crop may be coming to a close (it ends at 11:59pm CT on Monday, June 13, so post all that you’ve made on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!), but scrapping fun is never done! To keep the momentum going, here’s another edition of the Sketch Round-Up! Have you made these projects yet — or are you inspired to now?! Sketch #1 Talk about a VIP status — a ""Very Important Project!"" Cl","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,77027 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #12","Creative Memories","2022-06-12 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/12/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-12/," Yeehaw! This has been the best Worldwide Virtual Crop yet! Round of applause to each and every single scrapper who attended this global event (and made it a huge success)! Let's end on the best note possible, shall we? Say hello to Challenge #12! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some great tips and techniques on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Dawn Andrick. https://youtu.be/qv4tGoAaN80 Dawn Andrick and her husband live in Mid-Coast Maine and they have two college-aged sons. In the early 2000s, she began scrapbooking when her friend and then Consultant convinced her to try it out. Fast forward, and she’s loving it even more than ever! She gets excited about CM products, layouts and borders and loves to teach at her crops, but the best part is knowing those layouts and photos will last decades for her customers’ friends and family to treasure. Created by Dawn Andrick – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching June 13 | AU: 14 June) Serene Waters After Mandee Shirley completed her first Creative Memories album right out of high school in 1999, she knew that this was her passion. She loves sharing CM with people who like to preserve their memories as much as she does. Created by Mandee Shirley – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Wide Open Places Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Yeehaw! This has been the best Worldwide Virtual Crop yet! Round of applause to each and every single scrapper who attended this global event (and made it a huge success)! Let's end on the best note possible, shall we? Say hello to Challenge #12! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです ","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch12_Layout1_Dawn-Andrick_retouched.jpg,76944 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #11","Creative Memories","2022-06-12 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/12/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-11/," Good golly! Can you believe we are in the home stretch of the June Worldwide Virtual Crop? There are still two challenges left, but remember, you do have until Monday at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as you’d like! On that note, let's tackle Challenge #11! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. Ashley Johnson joined CM in 2012. Scrapbooking has brought so much joy and purpose into her life and she loves hosting crops and retreats to share that passion. Because of CM, she has made the most amazing friendships and is so grateful for the team she has, as well as her “Crop Crew” friends. Created by Ashley Johnson – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Showtime Diane Robinson has had the pleasure of sharing her love for Creative Memories with her family and friends for over 20 years. Creating timeless albums by preserving the most important events in our lives is what she is most passionate about. Created by Diane Robinson – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Endless Meadows Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Good golly! Can you believe we are in the home stretch of the June Worldwide Virtual Crop? There are still two challenges left, but remember, you do have until Monday at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as you’d like! On that note, let's tackle Challenge #11! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語は","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch11_Layout1_Ashley-Johnson_retouched.jpg,76926 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #10","Creative Memories","2022-06-12 05:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/12/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-10/," Bravo, scrappers! Please give yourself a well deserved pat on the back for the superb creativity you have been showing off! On top of that, you all have been so supportive of each other and giving many compliments. (Give yourself another pat on the back for that, too!). Who’s ready for another layout? Well, Challenge #10 is here and ready for YOU! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to make a heart scrapbook layout as shown in the sketch with CM Advisor Minami Saito. https://youtu.be/hyoiaGPvU5Y Minami Saito is from Tokyo. She has three children — a daughter in fifth grade, a son in third grade and a younger daughter in kindergarten. She never imagined she would become a mother and make albums for her kids, but now she cannot imagine life without her albums. Created by Minami Saito – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Wanderlust Mayumi Makita is from Tokyo. She’s a mother to three boys and one girl. She loves to make albums because they remind her of many great memories and to have the ability to share them with her children and husband. Created by Mayumi Makita – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Homestead Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Bravo, scrappers! Please give yourself a well deserved pat on the back for the superb creativity you have been showing off! On top of that, you all have been so supportive of each other and giving many compliments. (Give yourself another pat on the back for that, too!). Who’s ready for another layout? Well, Challenge #10 is here and ready for YOU! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the det","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch10_Layout1_Minami-Saito_retouched.jpg,76917 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #9","Creative Memories","2022-06-12 01:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/12/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-9/," We're feeling mighty fine, for it's time for Challenge #9! We’re eager to see what you do with this sketch, so let’s get to it already. Have fun! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to create the layered border featured in CM Advisor Jennene Doyle's layout. https://youtu.be/Th8hI2BxvGg Jennene Doyle was introduced to Creative Memories at a friend’s beginner class when she had four young children and lots of photos. She loves everything about Creative Memories, so she became an Advisor. Her children love to get together with her albums and reminisce, reading all that she has written out loud. Now with a grandchild, the photos keep coming and she gets the chance to make more pages and albums to share. Created by Jennene Doyle – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Devotion Maggie Hughes made her first scrapbook in 1971 during travels with her family across the outback and the Nullarbor Plain. She now spends her days rescuing, rehabilitating and relocating wildlife in the outback. She loves her Happy Albums, as she is often away from home on the road, in the bush, in a tent or in the middle of nowhere, and its size and portability is perfect for documenting her “wild” work, everyday living, people and adventures, and adds the photos her sons send to her of their daily work and adventures. Created by Maggie Hughes – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching June 13 | AU: 14 June) Serene Waters And, check out another take on this sketch from Advisor Maggie Hughes! Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," We're feeling mighty fine, for it's time for Challenge #9! We’re eager to see what you do with this sketch, so let’s get to it already. Have fun! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch9_Layout1_Jennene-Doyle_retouched.jpg,76894 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #8","Creative Memories","2022-06-11 21:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-8/," Thank you, thank you, thank you, one and all, for making this Worldwide Virtual Crop a huge success. (Y'all rock.) Let’s keep this wonderful weekend going with Challenge #8! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Watch to learn some techniques on how to create the flags in this sketch with CM Advisor Kanako Hamada. https://youtu.be/2y_K8kGr5wM Kanako Hamada is from Kumamoto. She is a mom to a fourth-grade daughter and sixth-grade son. Her albums have become her family’s treasures. Created by Kanako Hamada – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Endless Meadows Akane Katumoto is from Kumamoto. She has a one-year-old son, five-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son and loves seeing her children’s reactions to her albums. Created by Akane Katumoto – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Our Moments Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Thank you, thank you, thank you, one and all, for making this Worldwide Virtual Crop a huge success. (Y'all rock.) Let’s keep this wonderful weekend going with Challenge #8! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of ","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch8_Layout1_Kanako-Hamada_retouched.jpg,76885 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #7","Creative Memories","2022-06-11 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-7/," The June WWVC has been jam-packed with innovations and inspirations... and we're only at the halfway point! There are still plenty of challenges to take on and enjoy, including the next sketch in the lineup, Challenge #7! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn a paper-saving technique using the 12-inch Trimmer with CM Advisor Beverley Richardson. https://youtu.be/Q-TF76BueYg Beverley Richardson has been scrapbooking since the late ​​’90s when she joined CM as an Advisor. She scrapbooks everything, including tribute albums for her late husband, trips and her three kids and eight grandkids. Her other hobby is family history and this overlaps with scrapbooking quite often. Created by Beverley Richardson – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Sunrays for Days TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tips & techniques to create Sketch #7 with CM Advisor Kylie Kingham. https://youtu.be/0a2bC8W_22Q Kylie Kingham has been scrapbooking since 2002 when she first discovered Creative Memories. After working within the scrapbooking industry for the past 10 years in an educational and marketing role, in addition to being a loyal CM customer for many years, she finally became an Advisor in 2020. She loves creating fun, unique layouts and being able to share techniques and engage with other scrapbookers, all while preserving precious family memories. Created by Kylie Kingham – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching June 13 | AU: 14 June) Serene Waters Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," The June WWVC has been jam-packed with innovations and inspirations... and we're only at the halfway point! There are still plenty of challenges to take on and enjoy, including the next sketch in the lineup, Challenge #7! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Cha","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch7_Layout1_retouched.jpg,76866 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-06-11 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-6/," We love Virtual Crops, and Worldwide Virtual Crops are even better! Have you been sharing this global get-together with family and friends near and far? Send an invite to everyone you know so they can join in on the fun. Speaking of fun, Challenge #6 is definitely a good one, so have a go and let your creativity show! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some great techniques like how to create a hidden program pocket with CM Advisor Suzanne Collins. https://youtu.be/BOIL0XCIzqk Suzanne Collins has been a photo historian since her early teens — ever since her father installed a darkroom in their home. She has been using Creative Memories products for over 25 years and her background in publishing influences her balanced, photo-focused layout style. Created by Suzanne Collins – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Showtime Donna Bowman-Woodall has been scrapbooking for 20 years and has been an Advisor since 2015. She loves memory-keeping and reliving fun times with friends and family through her scrapbooks. Created by Donna Bowman-Woodall – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Cut to 11.5"" x 11.5"". Cut at 1"" all around to make frame. Cut 3.5"" x12"". Cut 3.75"" square to use as frame for middle 3"" x 3"" photo. Collection Used: Wanderlust Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," We love Virtual Crops, and Worldwide Virtual Crops are even better! Have you been sharing this global get-together with family and friends near and far? Send an invite to everyone you know so they can join in on the fun. Speaking of fun, Challenge #6 is definitely a good one, so have a go and let your creativity show! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here.&n","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch6_Layout1_Suzanne-Collins_retouched.jpg,76848 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-06-11 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-5/," One, two, three, four — who out there wants some more?! Four challenges may be down, but there's still so much left in store with this Worldwide Virtual Crop. (Yay!) Ready and waiting for you now is Challenge #5! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to create a fun rainbow border using the Over the Rainbow Punch with CM Advisor Melissa Ullmann. https://youtu.be/HYHvB3pNP88 Melissa Ullmann has been scrapbooking since 1992 when she was given a Creative Memories album as a wedding gift from her grandmother. She spends time in her scrappy space creating and sharing her talents on her “Creative Chatterbox” page, as well as creating marketing projects for Creative Memories. She has a passion for photos, paper and Foam Squares. Created by Melissa Ullmann – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Premium Secret Box #2 Janet Johnson has been a Creative Memories Advisor for nearly 23 years and is a wife, mom and new grandma. She is passionate about helping her customers get their photos off their phones and into completed albums. Created by Janet Johnson – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Lullaby Lane Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," One, two, three, four — who out there wants some more?! Four challenges may be down, but there's still so much left in store with this Worldwide Virtual Crop. (Yay!) Ready and waiting for you now is Challenge #5! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch5_Layout1_Melissa-Ullmann_Retouched.jpg,76786 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-06-11 05:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-4/," Global connections, creative projects, caring insight and compliments... we love seeing all of this (and more!) throughout this WWVC. Challenge #4 is next up — how will you make it your own?! Show us what you've got up your creative sleeve! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some tips and techniques for this sketch with CM Advisor Meredith Croswell. https://youtu.be/yrG1QCxKnSQ Meredith Croswell has been an Advisor since November 2019. She has been a scrapbooker for 25-plus years and was introduced to scrapbooking through Creative Memories. Created by Meredith Croswell  – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Sunrays for Days Tiffany Joskow works in the airline industry, and accordingly, loves travel, beaches and tacos. Scrapbooking has provided her an amazing supportive community and it's a way to create beautiful albums to remember great times, travels and experiences. Created by Tiffany Joskow – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Leave Nothing Behind Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note that measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Global connections, creative projects, caring insight and compliments... we love seeing all of this (and more!) throughout this WWVC. Challenge #4 is next up — how will you make it your own?! Show us what you've got up your creative sleeve! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch4_Layout1_Meredith-Croswell_retouched.jpg,76772 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-06-11 01:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/11/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-3/," Seeing all of the creative layouts and projects from across the globe has been nothing short of inspiring! Even better, the fun has just begun! There are plenty of challenges coming your way, but right now, it's time to take on Challenge #3! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Watch how to create an adorable dog embellishment with CM Advisor Deborah Kozlovic. https://youtu.be/vVYwX-c-e3Q Deborah Kozlovic was first introduced to Creative Memories in 2001 by a friend and has been a Creative Memories Advisor since 2015. She spends her days in her scrappy room creating with new products and creates albums for her family and grandchildren to enjoy. Created by Deborah Kozlovic – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Welcome Home TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to make a decorative border for this sketch with CM Advisor Anita Panayiotou. https://youtu.be/tE0LOI6jZ4U Anita Panayiotou discovered Creative Memories after attending her first workshop in 2000. At this event, she created a page featuring Christmas photographs of her family and became completely hooked to scrapbooking. Today, she enjoys spending her time in her scrapbooking room surrounded by her stickers, embellishments and punches. Created by Anita Panayiotou – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Our Moments Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Seeing all of the creative layouts and projects from across the globe has been nothing short of inspiring! Even better, the fun has just begun! There are plenty of challenges coming your way, but right now, it's time to take on Challenge #3! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch3_Layout2_retouched.jpg,76752 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-06-10 21:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-2/," Woweeeee! This Worldwide Virtual Crop is going to be one for the books! The first challenge was a smash-hit, and we can't wait to see what you do with the next sketch. Here we go with Challenge #2 just for you! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some tips and fun techniques on this sketch with CM Advisor Ryoko Ueda. https://youtu.be/llO6l_e7mCQ Ryoko Ueda lives and works in Tochigi. She and her husband have two boys, ages nine and 11. Recently, she has enjoyed hosting hybrid events. Created by Ryoko Ueda – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Our Moments Eiko Furukawa and her husband have two daughters, ages two and five. She has found Creative Memories to be a great source of emotional support during these times — by making albums, she takes care of her mental health and her children love to turn the pages. Created by Eiko Furukawa – Creative Memories Advisor, Japan Collection Used: Easter Blessings Theme Pack Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Woweeeee! This Worldwide Virtual Crop is going to be one for the books! The first challenge was a smash-hit, and we can't wait to see what you do with the next sketch. Here we go with Challenge #2 just for you! For a refresher on Virtual Crop instructions, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらです The Prize for All 12 Challenges ","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sketch2_Layout1_Ryoko-Ueda_retouched.jpg,76736 "Worldwide Virtual Crop 2022: Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-06-10 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/10/worldwide-virtual-crop-2022-challenge-1/," Welcome one and all to the June 2022 Worldwide Virtual Crop! Who is ready for three days of crop-tastic sketches and the chance to win an exclusive album cover? (Hint: The cover is bursting with beauty!) Let's get to it, shall we? Here is Challenge #1 to kick off this global get-together! Welcome to the 2022 Secret Box #2 Big Reveal! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/7q6yiwdyc5 Creative Memories Advisors from around the world have created layouts for YOU! Every 4 hours, you will receive a new sketch to create. Review all posting times here. First, a few things to note: If it’s your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you’d like a quick walk-through of what to expect before we get started, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Read this post in Japanese ⇒ 日本語はこちらですTHIS IS A FREE EVENT. If you see anything asking you to enter credit card information, it is NOT LEGITIMATE.You can participate using traditional scrapbooking products, Digital Artwork and/or Custom Themes from the Creative Memories website. For instructions on participating digitally, please see the bottom of this post. Japanese Translation: このイベント内で、クレジットカード情報を取得しようとするスパムコメントが投稿されています。本イベントは無料ですので、クレジットカード番号を聞かれても決して入力しないでください。 The Prize for All 12 Challenges The prize for all 12 challenges of the Worldwide Virtual Crop will be the exclusive 12x12 Caribbean Sunburst Album Cover! Prizes will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the Essential or Premium Secret Box #2. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident that you have used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 16, at 3pm CT. Worldwide Virtual Crop Challenge #1:  If you haven’t already done so, join the Creative Memories Virtual Crop Facebook Group! You can find instructions on how to join here. Note: This is a Facebook Group and not a Facebook Event. Therefore, you only need to join once, so if you’ve already joined, you’re all set!During the crop, log in to the Creative Memories Virtual Crop Facebook Group and click on the “Featured” tab to view the pinned post for the most current challenge. The challenge number will be posted on the sketch.Click the link for the challenge, which will take you here — our blog. (HINT: If you’ve subscribed to the blog already, the challenges will be emailed to you directly as all other blog posts are and you can skip this step.) The challenge instructions will be posted here on the blog. OR click on “Media” > “Albums” in the Facebook Group to view the sketches there. To see past challenges you may have missed, click on “Featured” in the Facebook Group.Create a layout following the sketch below.Take a photo of your completed project.Post the photo of your completed page or spread in the Creative Memories Virtual Crop Facebook Group AND add the correct hashtag with your post: #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, #2022WWVC3, etc., to the caption/comments. You will add the hashtag that matches the challenge you are submitting. Feel free to use other hashtags as well, such as #CreativeMemories, but BE SURE to include #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., so we can find your post. For Instagram users, you will need to add #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., so your post can be found. Note: When submitting your challenge, be sure to create your own post and don’t “comment” on someone else’s to ensure we see your entry.You have the entire event to submit all 12 challenges (some will post while you are sleeping) but all submissions must be received by June 13 at 11:59pm CT. View challenge times in your time zone here. Keep refreshing the Virtual Crop Facebook Group to see others' masterpieces! TUTORIAL: Learn tips & techniques with CM Advisor Esther Summers on how to make this sketch. https://youtu.be/FPH6VzZX78E Esther Summers is an Advisor in Tennessee and has been one for 22-plus years. Her team motto is “Telling our story with a pen, a picture and an album.” Created by Esther Summers – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Essential Secret Box #2 Beckie Belote has been supporting her family by being an Advisor since 1997 in Newport News, Va. She believes she has the best “family” of scrapbookers on the planet and loves designing scrapbook layouts for the CM community.   Created by Beckie Belote – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Essential Secret Box #2 Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #2 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience. Please note measurements will not be provided consistently for future Virtual Crops. Want to Try Out the Virtual Crop Digitally? https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Check out our demo of how to create your sketch using Custom Refill Pages, Custom Albums or Custom Album Covers. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. Thanks for joining us! When posting your projects on social media, use #2022WWVC1, #2022WWVC2, etc., and #CreativeMemories to share your excitement! Happy Worldwide Virtual Crop! Shop United States | Shop Canada | Shop Australia | Shop Japan "," Welcome one and all to the June 2022 Worldwide Virtual Crop! Who is ready for three days of crop-tastic sketches and the chance to win an exclusive album cover? (Hint: The cover is bursting with beauty!) Let's get to it, shall we? Here is Challenge #1 to kick off this global get-together! Welcome to the 2022 Secret Box #2 Big Reveal! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/7q6yiwdyc5 Creative Memories Ad","Page Sketches, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop, Worldwide Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/June2022_WWVC_SocialGraphics_794x474_CM.jpg,76690 "Double The Drama: Fan Borders for Scrapbooking",melissaullmann,"2022-06-09 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/09/double-the-drama-fan-borders-for-scrapbooking/," The Showtime collection is not only about glitz and glam parties, milestone celebrations and superb performances, but it also encapsulates the everlasting influences of the Art Deco era, which you can see strewn through the collection with linear decorations, sweeping curves and geometric motifs. If you want to amp up this aesthetic even more, then the Double Fan Chain Border Maker Cartridge is a must-have tool! It also emulates a classic design from this artistic movement — the fanning, sunburst pattern! Don’t just take our word for it — see how this tool doubles the dynamic drama with these fan borders for scrapbooking. To create these borders and card, you will need: Showtime Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Border Maker System with Double Fan Chain Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Double Fan Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/Pr1Ra4PYSd4 It’s Party Time Card Step 1: Use a blank card from the Blank Card Kit as the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock to measure 5-1/4"" x 4"". Adhere to card. Step 3: Cut a piece of Eggplant Solid Cardstock to measure 5"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to card. Step 3: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Double Fan Chain Cartridge, punch two borders from black dots and stripes designer paper. Step 4: Cut a piece of Fine Gold Shimmer Solid Core Paper to measure 4-3/4"" x 3-1/2"". Adhere the borders to the fine gold paper. Trim off any excess with a scissors. Step 5: Adhere a sticker for a sentiment. Adhere gems as desired. Star Border Step 1: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Double Fan Chain Cartridge, punch two borders from Fine Gold Shimmer Solid Core Paper. Step 2: Punch two borders with the Double Fan Chain Cartridge from Eggplant Solid Cardstock.  Step 3: Adhere the eggplant borders so that it is offset from the fine gold borders. Step 4: Cut a piece of emerald green feather fan designer paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere the layered borders on each side of the emerald green strip. Step 5: Cut a piece of navy Art Deco chevron designer paper to measure 12"" x 2-1/4"". Adhere the previous pieces onto this piece. Step 6: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a piece of Fine Gold Shimmer Solid Core Paper measure 12"" x 2-1/2"". Adhere the previous pieces to the top of this piece. Step 7: Adhere embellishments and gems as desired. Use Foam Squares on some embellishments for added dimension. Laugh Border Step 1: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Double Fan Chain Cartridge, punch two borders with the gold Art Deco scallop fans designer paper.  Step 2: Cut a piece of emerald green feather fan designer paper to measure 2"" x 12"". Adhere the gold borders along the back edges of this piece. Step 3: Cut a piece of navy Art Deco chevron designer paper to measure 1-3/4"" x 12"". Adhere to the border. Step 4: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from gold starbursts tonal paper. Step 5: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from emerald green feather fan designer paper. Step 6: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade, cut a circle from navy Art Deco chevron designer paper. Step 7: Adhere all of the circles to each other as shown. Step 8: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Double Fan Chain Cartridge, punch two borders with the gold Art Deco scallop fans designer paper. Step 9: Using your Micro-Tip Scissors, snip slightly in between each “fan.” Then adhere from the back side of the largest circle. Adhere to the border. Step 10: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the border, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Are these fan borders for scrapbooking up your creative alley? What projects would you make with this BMC? Share your thoughts, ideas, innovations and more in the comments below! "," The Showtime collection is not only about glitz and glam parties, milestone celebrations and superb performances, but it also encapsulates the everlasting influences of the Art Deco era, which you can see strewn through the collection with linear decorations, sweeping curves and geometric motifs. If you want to amp up this aesthetic even more, then the Double Fan Chain Border Maker Cartridge is a must-have tool! It also emula","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Showtime Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/DoubleFanChain_BMC_1920x1080.jpg,76525 "Bask In This Summer Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-06-08 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/08/bask-in-this-summer-scrapbook-layout/," What's on your summer bucket list? Hike some local trails? Go hammocking by the lake? Have a grill out with people on your street? Camp in the backyard? Throw water balloons at friends or run through the sprinklers? Enjoy relaxing beach days or walk the boardwalk? No matter the checklist, there's so much to relish about the warm-weather months! Here's another to-do to add to your seasonal docket — making this summer scrapbook layout from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Sunrays for Days Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Goldenrod & Hot Fudge Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Border Maker System with Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of blue skies designer paper as the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of waves Fast2Fab™-inspired paper at 4-1/2"". Fussy cut the waves as shown. Flip the remaining piece and add it to the base at 1"" from the top. Add the waves patterned paper to the bottom of the page. Step 3: Use the Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from the sandy waves Fast2Fab™-inspired paper and Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Cut the borders at 1"" width and add to the base, overlapping each other to give a three-dimensional look. Step 4: Cut two photo mats from a piece of Goldenrod Solid Cardstock to measure 4-3/8"" x 6-3/8"". Cut two photo mats from a piece of beach towel stripes designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"" and add to the cardstock mats. Step 5: Adhere the ""Summer"" laser-cut border, stickers and mats, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What fun-in-the-sun memories would you let bask on this summer scrapbook layout? What have you been loving most about the Sunrays for Days collection? Share, share and share some more with us and others! "," What's on your summer bucket list? Hike some local trails? Go hammocking by the lake? Have a grill out with people on your street? Camp in the backyard? Throw water balloons at friends or run through the sprinklers? Enjoy relaxing beach days or walk the boardwalk? No matter the checklist, there's so much to relish about the warm-weather months! Here's another to-do to add to your seasonal docket — making this summer scrapbo","Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Summer, Summer Fun, Summertime, Sunrays for Days Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/sunrays-for-days-summer-scrapbook-layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,76804 "Give Your Memories The Performance Of A Lifetime With This Theatre Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-06-07 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/07/give-your-memories-the-performance-of-a-lifetime-with-this-theatre-scrapbook-layout/," Plays, musicals, melodramas, community-based performances — all of these collaborative art forms immerse you in the storyline right away. And when you add in the costumes, songs, dialogue, sets, choreography, lighting, cast (the list goes on!), you’ll be on the edge of your seat until the curtain closes. Whether you are the performer or watching the performance of a lifetime, take a look at this theatre scrapbook layout that will set the stage for your next project! To create this layout you will need: Showtime Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the Black Shimmer Solid Core Paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut out 44 pieces of a variety of papers/cardstock to measure 1"" squares. Adhere along the outer edge of the layout, all the way around, as shown. Step 3: Cut photo mats from Fine Gold Shimmer Solid Core Paper to measure (2) 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and (1) 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 4: Adhere photos that measure (2) 4"" x 4"" and (1) 6"" x 4"". Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What showstopping memories would you put on with this theatre scrapbook layout? Do you like the dramatics of the Showtime collection? "," Plays, musicals, melodramas, community-based performances — all of these collaborative art forms immerse you in the storyline right away. And when you add in the costumes, songs, dialogue, sets, choreography, lighting, cast (the list goes on!), you’ll be on the edge of your seat until the curtain closes. Whether you are the performer or watching the performance of a lifetime, take a look at this theatre scrapbook layout t","Celebration, Drama, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Showtime Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Showtime_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,76497 "Walk This Way: Be A Trailblazer With This National Parks Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-06-06 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/06/walk-this-way-be-a-trailblazer-with-this-national-parks-scrapbook-layout/," Walking or hiking through the woods, mountains, fields (any earthy landscape on this planet!) has been shown time and time again to improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, increase oxygen levels, strengthen your muscles and more health benefits, on top of bringing a sense of peace, solitude and calmness as one ponders soaring birds or on-the-ground animal tracks, species of trees and vegetation and babbling brooks and rivers… instead of dentist appointments or your car’s next oil change. Well, after your next trailblazing trek, walk this way to your next project — a national parks scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Wildlife Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the olive green diamonds designer as the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 10"" square from the middle of the paper. Cut two 6"" x 4"" photo mats from the 10"" square and set aside. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut an 11-1/2"" square from the burlap designer paper. Align and adhere on base page over the hollow square frame. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut two sections of the geometric herringbone laser-cut paper, using the vertical strips between the diagonal sections as a guide. Adhere the cut laser-cut paper onto bright teal topography designer paper with the Repositionable Tape Runner, aligning one edge. Cut off excess teal topography paper with the 12-inch Trimmer. Adhere this layered laser border along right-hand edge of burlap square as shown. Step 4: Mount two 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photos onto the 6"" x 4"" olive green diamonds photo mats cut in Step 1. Adhere to page, aligned with the left edge of laser border. Step 5: Mount a pine needles border sticker on Foam Squares and place between the photos, trimming off excess with All-Purpose Scissors. Add sticker clusters as shown or desired, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal on the burlap paper below the photos with a Dual-Tip Pen. Where do you like to go hiking or walking in nature? Do you like the added appeal of the laser-cut paper on this national parks scrapbook layout? "," Walking or hiking through the woods, mountains, fields (any earthy landscape on this planet!) has been shown time and time again to improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, increase oxygen levels, strengthen your muscles and more health benefits, on top of bringing a sense of peace, solitude and calmness as one ponders soaring birds or on-the-ground animal tracks, species of trees and vegetation and babbling brooks and ","Hiking, Laser Cut Paper, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, outdoors, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/LeaveNothingBehind_LaserCutPapers_1920x1080.jpg,75544 "Cast Your Memories Into The Spotlight With This Red Carpet Themed Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-06-03 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/03/cast-your-memories-into-the-spotlight-with-this-red-carpet-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Who loves a good party? Whether you’re turning 18 or 88, birthday parties and celebrations are full of music, food, games, photo ops with props, fun, and of course, the star of the birthday show! Well, today we are shining the spotlight on a red carpet themed scrapbook layout — literally — with a DIY spotlight design! So bring on the confetti, balloons and raise your glasses to this showstopper!   To create this layout you will need: Showtime Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Flocked Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use Eggplant Solid Cardstock as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut the Fine Gold Shimmer Sold Core Paper to create the “spotlight.” Measure in from the top-left corner, marking at 3"" and 6"". Cut from those markings to the bottom outside corners. Adhere this piece to the black stars tonal paper. Cut a piece from the Black Shimmer Solid Core Paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 2"". Round the bottom two corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Adhere to the top edge of the “spotlight,” trimming off any excess with a scissors. Cut a piece from the Fine Gold Shimmer Solid Core Paper to measure 3-1/2"" x 1/2"". Use the 2-Way Corner Rounder on the bottom two corners. Adhere along the black shimmer piece. Then, trim the entire piece to measure 11-1/2” x 11-1/2”. Adhere to the base.  Step 3: Cut two photo mats from the Eggplant Solid Cardstock to measure 4-1/4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 4: Cut two photos to 4” x 5”. Adhere to the mats. Step 5: Adhere embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What birthday memories or parties would you highlight on this red carpet themed scrapbook layout? "," Who loves a good party? Whether you’re turning 18 or 88, birthday parties and celebrations are full of music, food, games, photo ops with props, fun, and of course, the star of the birthday show! Well, today we are shining the spotlight on a red carpet themed scrapbook layout — literally — with a DIY spotlight design! So bring on the confetti, balloons and raise your glasses to this showstopper!   To cre","Birthday, Celebration, Creative Memories, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Showtime Collection","Birthday,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Showtime_Embellishments_1920x1080.jpg,76511 "Shovel In The Summer Memories: Sandcastle Borders For Scrapbooking",melissaullmann,"2022-06-02 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/02/shovel-in-the-summer-memories-sandcastle-borders-for-scrapbooking/," Sand, shovels, a bucket and a whole lot of imagination — it’s constructing sandcastles! Beaches offer plenty of room to build these sandy sculptures, and it’s not uncommon to see them dotting the shorelines. (You can also build them in summery sandboxes, of course!) Well, today’s blog offers three sand-sational sandcastle borders for scrapbooking that are dandy and sandy! To create these borders you will need: Sunrays for Days Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blue, Light Blue, Navy & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Border Maker System with Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/sMZoWbjoIO0 Sunkissed Border Step 1: Cut a piece of Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 2-3/4"". Round the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Step 2: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 11-1/4"" x 2-1/4"".  Step 3: Using the Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge in the Original Border Maker System, punch five borders from various designer papers. Adhere so that the first one touches the top edge of the white cardstock. Then overlap the remaining borders as shown. Adhere a border sticker along the bottom edge of the sandcastles. Trim any excess with a scissors that hangs off the white cardstock edge. Round the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Adhere to the base of the border. Step 4: Cut a piece of Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 3-1/2"" x 2-1/2"". Round the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Step 5: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 3"" x 2"". Round the corners. Adhere to the blue cardstock piece. Step 6: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Adhere this piece to the border base. Time for an Adventure Border Step 1: Using the Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge in the Original Border Maker System, punch along an edge of Navy Solid Cardstock.  Step 2: Using the Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge in the Original Border Maker System, punch along the edge of the tan summer-themed word art designer paper. Adhere to the top of the navy cardstock piece, leaving a slight shadow behind the sandcastles. Cut bottom edge at 2-1/2"".  Step 3: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere to the border. Step 4: Cut a piece of flip-flops designer paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere to the navy cardstock strip. Step 5: Adhere a sticker using Foam Squares for added dimension. Fun Beach Days Border Step 1: Cut a piece of pineapple grid designer paper to measure 12"" x 2-3/4"" for the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece of blue skies designer paper to measure 12"" x 2-1/2"". Adhere to the base. Step 3: Cut a circle from the yellow paper With the outside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from pineapple grid designer paper. Adhere to the border. Step 4: Using the Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge in the Original Border Maker System, punch two borders from the tan waves Fast2Fab™-inspired paper, then cutting at 1-1/4"".  Step 5: Cut two strips of Light Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 1/4"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the tan waves paper. Step 6: Using the outside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from the blue waves designer paper.  Step 7: Adhere the border strips to the top of the blue waves paper as shown. Cut any excess with a scissors.  Adhere to the middle of the pineapple grid circle on the border. Step 8: Using the outside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle form Light Blue Solid Cardstock. Then align the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern on top of it, cutting on the outside edge with the Red Blade. Adhere the “ring” to the top of the circle on the border using Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 9: Adhere stickers using Foam Squares for added dimension. Have you played around with the Sandcastles Border Maker Cartridge? What do you think of these sandcastle borders? Relay your thoughts and opinions with us and others! "," Sand, shovels, a bucket and a whole lot of imagination — it’s constructing sandcastles! Beaches offer plenty of room to build these sandy sculptures, and it’s not uncommon to see them dotting the shorelines. (You can also build them in summery sandboxes, of course!) Well, today’s blog offers three sand-sational sandcastle borders for scrapbooking that are dandy and sandy! To create these borders you will ne",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SandcastlesBMC_1920x1080.jpg,76084 "This Bath Scrapbook Layout (Featuring Duck Papers!) Is A Splish-Splash Success","Krislyn Mattei","2022-06-01 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/06/01/this-bath-scrapbook-layout-featuring-duck-papers-is-a-splish-splash-success/," “Oh, rubber duckie, you’re the one. You make bath time lots of fun!” — Ernie, Sesame Street It’s cute, it’s iconic, it’s squeaky and it helps out parents and grandparents to corral reluctant kiddos to the tub for a much needed rub-a-dub-scrub. And with International Bath Day coming up on the 14th of June, we wanted to share some bubbly clean fun with the You Quack Me Up Paper Pack (which is also a perfect complement to the Rubber Duck Punch!). It’s perfect for baby showers, bath time moments amidst all the soapy bubbles, feeding duckies at the park and much more. See how this bath scrapbook layout is all it's quacked up to be featuring duck papers! To create this layout you will need: You Quack Me Up Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rubber Duck Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the You Quack Me Up Paper Pack & Rubber Duck Punch in the video below! https://youtu.be/fYk2dX3h6bg Step 1: Use the ombré paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut three circles with light bubbles paper. Cut in half and arrange across the bottom of the layout. Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and all three blades, cut several circles with a variety of papers. Adhere along the top of the layout. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of waves paper and adhere just above the half circles at the bottom. Cut two 12"" x 1/4"" strips of plaid paper. Adhere one just above the waves strip. Adhere the other just below the circles, about 1-1/2"" from the top edge. Step 4: Using the Rubber Duck Punch, punch three ducks with light yellow duck collage paper, three ducks with goldenrod paper and six ducks with orange duck tracks paper. Trim off the beaks from the yellow and goldenrod ducks. Place a scrap of blue bubbles paper behind the eyes, then adhere the light yellow and goldenrod ducks on the orange ducks. Adhere goldenrod wings on the light yellow ducks and light yellow wings on the goldenrod ducks. Mount all on the waves strip. Step 5: Crop a photo to 4"" x 5-3/4"" and mount on a 4-1/2"" x 6-1/4"" piece of orange duck tracks paper. Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Adhere all on the layout. Step 6: Journal as desired. Does this bath scrapbook layout fit the creative bill? What do you think of the duck papers from the You Quack Me Up Paper Pack? Share your squeaky-clean thoughts in the comments below! "," “Oh, rubber duckie, you’re the one. You make bath time lots of fun!” — Ernie, Sesame Street It’s cute, it’s iconic, it’s squeaky and it helps out parents and grandparents to corral reluctant kiddos to the tub for a much needed rub-a-dub-scrub. And with International Bath Day coming up on the 14th of June, we wanted to share some bubbly clean fun with the You Quack Me Up Paper Pack (which is also a perfect com","Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Rubber Duck Punch, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, You Quack Me Up Paper Pack","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/YouQuackMeUp_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,76540 "Label Layouts With A VIP Status With This Red Carpet Themed Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-05-31 15:45:40",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/31/label-layouts-with-a-vip-status-with-this-red-carpet-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Lights, camera, action! Bravo! Encore! Take a bow! We’re not just randomly stating these words and phrases… we’re all about your star status moments, for the Showtime collection is now in the spotlight! What’s this dressed to the nines collection all about? Special moments like charity balls or galas, prom, attending a play, opera or symphony, glitzy parties, band recitals, talent shows and more — those pictures and memories that are worth a round of applause! See for yourself with this red carpet themed scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Showtime Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Flocked Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Showtime Sampler Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Showtime collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/gSvUq-TgVJ4 Step 1: Use the gold starbursts tonal piece paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut four pieces of navy bursts designer paper to measure 1/2"" x 12"". Cut the ends at a 45-degree angle to miter the corners. Adhere to the layout along the outside edges. Step 3: Cut a piece of the filmstrips designer paper to measure 11"" x 1"". Adhere along the top of the layout. Step 4: Cut three photo mats from the Mars Shimmer Solid Core Paper to measure (2) 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and (1) 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Photo sizes will be (2) 4"" x 4"" and (1) 6"" x 4"". Step 5: Cut a variety mat in half. Adhere to the layout, tucking behind the lower photo. Step 6: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you think of the show-stopping Showtime collection? Will you be making (or interpreting) this red carpet themed scrapbook idea? Share your project ideas with this collection! "," Lights, camera, action! Bravo! Encore! Take a bow! We’re not just randomly stating these words and phrases… we’re all about your star status moments, for the Showtime collection is now in the spotlight! What’s this dressed to the nines collection all about? Special moments like charity balls or galas, prom, attending a play, opera or symphony, glitzy parties, band recitals, talent shows and more — those pictures ","Celebration, New Years, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Showtime Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Showtime_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,76471 "Sketch Round-Up May 16-29","Creative Memories","2022-05-29 11:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/29/sketch-round-up-may-16-29/," We're all sunshine and smiles, for today's Sketch Round-Up features just that — sunshine, smiles and scrapbooking fun! Each of the four sketches features items from the Sunrays for Days collection, but you can totally make it your own with any collection! Give these a go, play with your own products and let your creativity beam like a brilliant summer's day! Sketch #1 We're kicking things off with the #MayBONUS challenge! Have you taken part in the challenge on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group? If you haven't yet, you totally should — click here to see what it's all about and how to make this stunner yourself! Sketch #2 This layout screams ""Beach day!"" loud and clear! Simply follow along with this blog post to see how to piece it all together. Sketch #3 Talk about a warm-weather wonder! Make it ASAP by following along with this blog post! Sketch #4 Turn up the heat with this sketch! It'll be coming to the blog soon, so stay tuned! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Well, do we have good news for you then! The next iteration of a Virtual Crop is the Worldwide Virtual Crop, happening June 10-12 (AU: 11-13 June)! Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page (if you haven't already!) and share with anyone who you think might be interested in awesome creativity, connections and crafting! "," We're all sunshine and smiles, for today's Sketch Round-Up features just that — sunshine, smiles and scrapbooking fun! Each of the four sketches features items from the Sunrays for Days collection, but you can totally make it your own with any collection! Give these a go, play with your own products and let your creativity beam like a brilliant summer's day! Sketch #1 We're kicking things off with the #M","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,76406 "A Remembrance To Those Who Have Fallen: Memorial Day Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-05-27 14:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/27/a-remembrance-to-those-who-have-fallen-memorial-day-scrapbook-layout/," On the last Monday of May, many Americans commemorate Memorial Day — an observance that was first established (then called Decoration Day) years after the Civil War, in 1868, as a time to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers. Fast forward to today, and people hold family gatherings, visit cemeteries or memorials and participate in red-white-and-blue parades. We salute to the military personnel who sacrificed their lives for our freedom with this Memorial Day scrapbook layout. ""Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay."" — Barack Obama To create this layout you will need: Stars & Spirit Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Stars & Spirit Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cross Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut seersucker paper to 12"" x 3/8"" and adhere about 1/8"" from the top of the kraft tan paper. Step 2: Cut White Solid Cardstock to 12"" x 1/2"" and adhere underneath the seersucker strip. Step 3: Cut White Solid Cardstock to 12"" x 1-1/2"" and adhere to the bottom of the page. Step 4: Use 12-inch Decorative Trimmer on the swell side to cut bold stars-and-stripes paper to 12"" x 5-1/4"". Step 5: Use the Cross Punch to punch nine crosses from White Solid Cardstock. Rub the edges of the crosses with the round tip of the Navy Dual-Tip Pen. Adhere to the bottom of the flag piece. Trim bottoms of the crosses as needed with Micro-Tip Scissors. Step 6: Adhere the flag/cross piece 3/4"" from the bottom of the page overlapping the white strip.  Step 7: Cut a 4-7/8"" x 4-1/8"" mat from rich berry red diagonal stripes paper. Cut two 3-3/8"" x 4-1/8"" mats from blue polka dots paper. Crop photos to 4-3/4"" x 4"" and 3-1/4"" x 4"" and adhere to the mats. Adhere to the page as shown. Step 8: Add stickers as shown with Foam Squares. Step 9: Journal with Navy Dual-Tip Pen. How do you commemorate Memorial Day? Will you be making this Memorial Day scrapbook layout? "," On the last Monday of May, many Americans commemorate Memorial Day — an observance that was first established (then called Decoration Day) years after the Civil War, in 1868, as a time to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers. Fast forward to today, and people hold family gatherings, visit cemeteries or memorials and participate in red-white-and-blue parades. We salute to the military personnel who sacrificed ","Creative Memories, Memorial Day, Page Layout, Patriotic, Scrapbook Layout, Stars & Spirit collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Memorial-Day-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,76387 "Elevate With Elegance: Family Scrapbook Layout With Bold Folds","Creative Memories","2022-05-26 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/26/elevate-with-elegance-family-scrapbook-layout-with-bold-folds/," Go bold with folds! Yes, really — today’s post is all about folding with blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu. Something as simple as folding a circle can elevate a layout to eye-catching appeal. Ready to try the technique out? Then follow along with this family scrapbook layout and share your foldable and notable layout! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Gray Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock as the base of this layout. Step 2: Using the outside edge of the small Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut eight circles from the mustard ornate damask designer paper. Step 3: Cut a piece of any cardstock to measure 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"". Use this as a template to fold circles. Fold a circle in half to find the midway points. Place the square template on the midway points as shown. Fold the circle along the template. Repeat to fold the other seven circles. Step 4: Cut a piece of charcoal bricks designer paper to measure 5-3/4"" x 11-1/4"". Adhere the folded circles as shown. Step 5: Cut a piece of polka dots designer paper to measure 6"" x 11-1/2"". Cut a piece of maroon tiled mosaic designer paper to measure 6-1/4"" x 12"". Layer these pieces as shown and add to the base. Step 6: Cut three mats from the umber woodgrain tonal paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 5-1/2"". Cut a “This is my life. I’m happy to be living it.” mat to measure 3-1/2"" x 5-1/4"" and adhere to one of the umber woodgrain mats. Add these mats to the page. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Will you be trying out this family scrapbook layout? Have you ever folded papers on a layout before? Share your own tips and tricks with fellow scrappers! "," Go bold with folds! Yes, really — today’s post is all about folding with blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu. Something as simple as folding a circle can elevate a layout to eye-catching appeal. Ready to try the technique out? Then follow along with this family scrapbook layout and share your foldable and notable layout! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will nee","Family, family memories, Heritage, Our Moments Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Heritage,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Our-Moments-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,76366 "A Slice Above The Rest: Sweet Summer Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-05-25 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/25/a-slice-above-the-rest-sweet-summer-scrapbook-layout/," A quintessential and sweet summertime staple — the hydrating watermelon! Watermelon is a treat, any way you slice it. Go to a farmers’ market during the warmer-weather months and you’ll find baskets and tables filled with the oval or spherical fruit (FYI, it’s part of the gourd family!) with a dark green, smooth rind and juicy reddish-pink pulp. And when it comes to summer picnics, BBQs, pool parties and campground meals, this delicious fruit always seems to be at the ready to consume and enjoy. Well, if you’re willing to take a bite into you next summer scrapbook project, then take a look at this sweet beauty! To create this layout you will need: Sunrays for Days Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the beach towel stripes designer paper as the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the watermelon seeds designer paper to measure 12"" x 9-1/2"". Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade, cut a circle from the pineapple grid designer paper. Step 4: Cut a piece of pineapple grid designer paper to measure 2"" x 6"". Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut several pieces at different widths/angles. Adhere behind the circle to create the sunshine “rays.” Adhere to the layout. Trim any excess using a scissors. Step 5: Cut photo mats from starry night designer paper to measure: 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"", 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and 3-3/4"" x 4-1/4"". Step 6: Adhere photos that measure: 6"" x 4"", 4"" x 4"" and 3-1/2"" x 4"". Step 7: Adhere photos/mats to the layout. Step 8: Cut strips of pineapple grid designer paper that are 1/2"". Cut at varying lengths for journal strips. Step 9: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 10: Journal as desired. What do you think of this watermelon-themed summer scrapbook layout? What summertime memories would you adhere to the page? Share, share and share some more! "," A quintessential and sweet summertime staple — the hydrating watermelon! Watermelon is a treat, any way you slice it. Go to a farmers’ market during the warmer-weather months and you’ll find baskets and tables filled with the oval or spherical fruit (FYI, it’s part of the gourd family!) with a dark green, smooth rind and juicy reddish-pink pulp. And when it comes to summer picnics, BBQs, pool parties and campground me","Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Summer, Summer Fun, Sunrays for Days Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SunraysForDays_StickersAndLaserBorders_1920x1080.jpg,76061 "Handy How-To's for Creative Memories Products","Creative Memories","2022-05-24 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/24/handy-how-tos-for-creative-memories-products/," Today's blog post is a real How-To-tastic treat — we've got 11 handy how-to's for using Creative Memories products that are part of the main line! Whether you're new to CM and would like to learn how to insert pages into our albums and use a Tape Runner or have been with us for a while but could use a refresher on how to use our tools like the Original Border Maker System, you're going to love it! Table of Contents How To Choose an Album — Types of CM AlbumsHow To Add/Remove Pages from an AlbumHow To Use Page ProtectorsHow To Use the 12-inch TrimmerHow To Use a Border Punch & Frame PunchHow To Use the Border Maker SystemHow To Use the Custom Cutting SystemHow To Use the Circle CutterHow To Use the Tape Runner — Types of Tape RunnersHow To Use Foam SquaresHow To Use Dual-Tip Pens How To Choose A Creative Memories Album Our world-renowned albums are handcrafted in the USA using premium, photo-safe materials. Watch the video below to learn about the various album styles and types of pages you can choose from. https://youtu.be/dyNUREKxTQk?rel=0 Quality Assurance: Built to last for years of enjoyment, learn about the specific tests we conduct on our bookcloth albums to ensure your memories stay safe. https://youtu.be/qpLsozSvH9w?rel=0 How To Add & Remove Pages From Your Creative Memories Album Our photo-safe pages feature reinforced edges to provides you with increased durability and easy page turning. Take a look at how to add and remove pages in your album in the video below. https://youtu.be/kH10UTQTIiM?rel=0 How To Use Page Protectors Give yourself peace of mind and protect your album pages, photos and memorabilia from fingerprint oils and spills with our photo-safe polypropylene Page Protectors that fit perfectly over our 12x12 pages. Watch the video below to see how to use Page Protectors. https://youtu.be/IGNFkYBUGxU?rel=0 How To Use the 12-inch Trimmer The 12-inch Trimmer is the best that CM has ever made! You’ll love this cutting-edge trimmer for all your scrapbooking projects and crafts. Learn about the features of the 12-inch Trimmer and how to use it in the video below. https://youtu.be/M_lUBhiR5nU?rel=0 How To Use A Border Punch & Frame Punch Create numerous borders using our durable border- and frame-making standalone punches. Watch how to use Border Punches and Frame Punches in the videos below! https://youtu.be/Hjbrjb4893M?rel=0 Frame Punches let you create borders AND frames! Use the shapes to frame and mat photos, run borders across layouts and create paper crafts galore! Learn how to use a Frame Punch in the video below. https://youtu.be/FqSIQjCq9ec?rel=0 How To Use The Border Maker System The original and the best — the Creative Memories Border Maker System — flawlessly creates continuous 12x12 borders for layouts and crafts. Its interchangeable cartridges make up to 2,000 cuts each (that’s borders for more than 665 scrapbook pages!) and make it incredibly easy to create a new border design whenever you like. Learn how to use the Border Maker System in the video below. https://youtu.be/_zaveh794v4?rel=0 How To Use The Custom Cutting System Create perfect shapes every time with the Creative Memories Custom Cutting System. It cuts circles, ovals, rectangles, gemstones and a jumbo circle with its interchangeable blades and templates. See how to use the Custom Cutting System in the video below. https://youtu.be/NBBDwHTK8qU?rel=0 How To Use The Circle Cutter The Circle Cutter is a crafty cutting tool that easily cuts out and draws circles of various sizes, from as little as 3"" to 11-3/4"" in diameter just by twisting the sizing dial. Learn how to use the Circle Cutter in the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIQmiHbt6MM?rel=0 How To Use A Tape Runner Designed to be photo-safe and permanent so your photos and memorabilia stay secured to your pages, our world-class Tape Runner and refill adhesives are a scrapbooker's must-have. Learn how to use the Tape Runner and about types of Tape Runner Refills in the video below. https://youtu.be/XhWqdTfSCAo?rel=0 https://youtu.be/0vu7C1Rd4KY?rel=0 How To Use Foam Squares Adhere embellishments and stickers securely with photo-safe Foam Squares.  Learn about Foam Squares and how to use them in the video below. https://youtu.be/eJcXQMFTw9Q?rel=0 How To Use A Dual-Tip Pen Add captions and stories to your pages and projects with Dual-Tip Pens from Creative Memories! Learn about our photo-safe Dual-Tip Pens in the video below. https://youtu.be/fb4elVh7UBI?rel=0 Whew, how was that for some helpful how-to's?! Did you learn anything new today or are you a CM expert who already knew it all? And are there any how-to's you'd like us to add to this list? Comment below to tell us! "," Today's blog post is a real How-To-tastic treat — we've got 11 handy how-to's for using Creative Memories products that are part of the main line! Whether you're new to CM and would like to learn how to insert pages into our albums and use a Tape Runner or have been with us for a while but could use a refresher on how to use our tools like the Original Border Maker System, you're going to love it! Table of Contents ","Border Maker System, Circle Cutter, Creative Memories, Custom Cutting System, Dual-Tip Pens, How To, Product Power Tips, Scrapbook Albums, Scrapbooking Tools, Technique","All About CM,Product Tips and Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Creative-Memories-Tools.jpg,76295 "May Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Summer Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-05-23 12:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/23/may-completed-album-challenge-plus-a-summer-scrapbook-layout/," Another month has come and gone... but not without a challenge to end it on a high note! That's right, it's time for another edition of a Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in May, just completed in May), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #MayCropDontStop for the chance to win! So finish out your latest album today (and perhaps this summer scrapbook layout will inspire you!) so you have a chance to win! Here’s an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://youtu.be/E4hWTBiA_VE For ALL the details on the Completed Album Challenge, check out this blog post. And again, if you’re looking for a layout to create to finish your latest album, today’s post can do just that! Easy! Layout by Melissa Ullmann – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Sunrays for Days Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Blue & Navy Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with the Jumbo Circle Pattern or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock as the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of Light Blue Solid Cardstock to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"". Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Adhere 6"" x 4"" photos to the larger variety mats.  Step 4: Adhere a small journal variety mat to a larger variety mat.  Step 5: Adhere all mats to the layout. Step 6: From the outer edge of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with Navy Solid Cardstock. Do not move the template. Then, cut around the outer edge with the Green Blade. Cut these pieces to create the “bunting banner strings” along the top of the layout. Step 7: Cut various papers to measure 1"" wide by varying lengths (1-1/4"" to 1-3/4""). Gently fold one end of the piece, cutting from the fold out to the points of the paper, at an angle, to create the “V” in the bunting banner piece. Adhere each piece tucked behind the “bunting banner strings.”  Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. Who's ready to take on the May Completed Album Challenge? Will you be making this summer scrapbook layout to finish out your next album? (We sure hope so, and can't wait to see your completed project!) "," Another month has come and gone... but not without a challenge to end it on a high note! That's right, it's time for another edition of a Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in May, just completed in May), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the V","#BONUS Challenge, Completed Album Challenge, Happy Album, mini album, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Summer, Vacation","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CompletedAlbumChallenge_600x600.jpg,76265 "Crown Your European Memories With This UK Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-05-20 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/20/crown-your-european-memories-with-this-uk-scrapbook-layout/," England + Scotland + Wales + Northern Ireland = The brilliant United Kingdom! But even more than just listing the names of what consists of this island nation off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe, it’s important to note the incredible history, culture and scenery that makes it a top tourist destination. The London Eye, Cardiff and Edinburgh Castles, Giant’s Causeway, centuries-old universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Pubs full of pints, fish and chips, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie. Iconic red telephone booths and double-decker buses. The birthplace of William Shakespeare and The Beatles. And so much more that it’ll make you say “Blimey!”Well, if you’re ready to crown your United Kingdom travels with a memorable layout, then take a look at this UK scrapbook idea! It’ll be your best mate! To create this layout you will need: United Kingdom Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)United Kingdom Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole United Kingdom collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/VvRFyGTDzeM Step 1: Use the tonal Union Jack flag paper for the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of navy blue umbrellas paper to measure 11"" x 11"". Adhere to layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of plaid paper that measures 11” x 2”. Adhere near the bottom of the spread. Step 4: Cut a piece of stamps and iconic images paper that measures 2” x 11”. Adhere near the left side of the spread. Step 5: Cut two pieces of the Cranberry Solid Cardstock to measure 11"" x 1/2"". Adhere one vertical and one horizontal on top of previous pieces.  Step 6: Cut two mats from the Cranberry Solid Cardstock to measure 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"". Adhere to the layout.  Adhere photos that measure 4"" x 6"".  Step 7: From the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from the Cranberry Solid Cardstock. Step 8: From the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from a photo. Adhere to circle mat. Adhere to layout. Step 9: Adhere laser-cut borders and stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 10: Journal as desired. Have you been to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland? What spaces did you see or things did you try? Will you be making this UK scrapbook idea to knight your memories with? "," England + Scotland + Wales + Northern Ireland = The brilliant United Kingdom! But even more than just listing the names of what consists of this island nation off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe, it’s important to note the incredible history, culture and scenery that makes it a top tourist destination. The London Eye, Cardiff and Edinburgh Castles, Giant’s Causeway, centuries-old universities of Oxford and Ca","Laser Cut Embellishments, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Travel, United Kingdom Collection, Vacation","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/UKThemePack_1920x1080.jpg,76091 "Shoot for the Stars With These DIY Summer Scrapbook Cards",melissaullmann,"2022-05-19 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/19/shoot-for-the-stars-with-these-diy-summer-scrapbook-cards/," It’s no secret that there is a plethora of activities to do during a sweltering summer’s day (after slathering on the sunscreen, of course!) — pool days with friends, making sidewalk chalk art, playing beach volleyball, weekends at the lake and boating, family cookouts, yard games and more. We try to soak up as much sunshine as possible during these warm-weather months, but the outdoor fun doesn’t need to end when the sun goes down! The longer evenings call for after-dark fun like sitting around a crackling bonfire and toasting s’mores, camping in the backyard, chasing fireflies and stargazing. These nighttime wonders can light up unforgettable memories, and even more so when you use the layered glitters stickers from the Sunrays for Days Buy-It-All Bundle. (And they’re ONLY available in this bundle while supplies last!)Dance in the moonlight (and then straight to your craft room!) with these DIY summer scrapbook cards! To create these cards you will need: Sunrays for Days Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Layered Glitter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — A bonus ONLY found in the Buy-It-All Bundle (item not sold separately; this bundle is while supplies last!)(Note: Glitter is not photo safe; contact with photos is not recommended.)Sunrays for Days Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the limited-time Sunrays for Days Buy-It-All Bundle in the video below! https://youtu.be/uoKAuRtUa8Y Shoot For The Stars Card Step 1: Use a blank card from the Blank Card Kit as the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of dark blue starry night designer paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"".  Step 3: Adhere glitter stars border stickers along the edges, snipping off any excess with a scissors. Step 4: Cut a piece of blue waves designer paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Adhere to the middle of the card. Step 5: Cut a piece of orangesicle sunny skies paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 1-1/2"". Adhere to the card. Step 6: Adhere glitter stickers to the card using Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Adhere small glitter star stickers to the “sky.” You’re My Shining Star Step 1: Use a blank card from the Blank Card Kit as the base Step 2: Cut a piece of pineapple grid paper to measure 5-1/4"" x 4"". Adhere to the card. Step 3: Cut down a variety mat (with the sun) to measure 5"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to the card. Step 4: From the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade, cut a circle from dark blue starry night paper. Adhere to the middle of the sun. Step 5: Cut two strips of dark blue starry night paper to measure 1/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere to the card near the left and right edges as shown. Step 6: Adhere glitter stickers to the card, using Foam Squares on the “You are my shining star” glitter sticker for added dimension. I Love You to the Moon and Back Step 1: Use a blank card from the Blank Card Kit as the base Step 2: Cut a piece of blue waves designer paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the card. Step 3: Cut a piece of pineapple grid designer paper to measure 3-3/4"" x 5"". Adhere to the card. Step 4: Cut a piece of blue waves designer paper using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade to measure 4"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere to the card. Step 5: Cut a piece of dark blue starry night designer paper to measure 4"" x 1"". Adhere to the previous wavy strip. Step 6: Adhere a glitter stars border sticker to the top of the strip, cutting any excess with a scissors. Step 7: From the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from the dark blue starry night designer paper. Adhere to the card. Step 8: Adhere glitter stickers for a sentiment, using Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 9: Adhere small glitter star stickers to the upper-left edge of the card. What evening or nighttime activities do you like doing in the summer months? Will you be making (and sending out!) these summer scrapbook cards to friends and family? "," It’s no secret that there is a plethora of activities to do during a sweltering summer’s day (after slathering on the sunscreen, of course!) — pool days with friends, making sidewalk chalk art, playing beach volleyball, weekends at the lake and boating, family cookouts, yard games and more. We try to soak up as much sunshine as possible during these warm-weather months, but the outdoor fun doesn’t need to end when the","Buy-it-all bundle, Card Making, Cards, glitter stickers, Project Ideas, Summer, Sunrays for Days Collection","Card Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SunraysForDays_BuyItAllBundle_1920x1080.jpg,76184 "A Country of Charisma: Canada Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-05-18 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/18/a-country-of-charisma-canada-scrapbook-layout/," From the snowcapped British Columbia mountains that skiers and snowboarders zoom down to the Instagram-worthy turquoise depths of Lake Louise, the vast landscapes of sturdy elk grazing the plains and the urban charm of Toronto and Montreal with their piercing skyscrapers and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, there’s so much variety to Canadian culture and character. There’s a sense of wonderment no matter where you go in The Great White North! And if you want to pay homage to this more than eh-OK country, then you need the Canadian Pride collection. And as you can see in this Canada scrapbook layout, it’s definitely full of Canadian charisma and national nuances! To create this layout you will need: Canadian Pride Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Canadian Pride Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black, Cranberry & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Border Maker System with Canoe Wave Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Personal Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Canadian Pride collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/9HI4lvh24vs Step 1: Use Cranberry Solid Cardstock for layout base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 5"" x 5"" square from the block-print maple leaves paper, a 5"" x 6-1/2"" rectangle from the classic Canadian icons paper, a 6-1/2"" x 5"" rectangle from the buffalo checkers paper and a 6-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" square from the falling maple leaves paper. Step 3: Arrange paper pieces as shown on the cardstock base page, leaving 1/4"" margin all around. Adhere with the Tape Runner. Step 4: Using the Personal Trimmer, crop two photos to 5-1/2"" x 3-1/2"", one photo to 3-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" and one to a 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" square. Step 5: Cut three 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and one 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photo mats from Black Solid Cardstock with the 12-inch Trimmer. Adhere photos onto mats with a Tape Runner, then mount on layout as shown. Step 6: With the Original Border Maker System and Canoe Wave Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch one strip from Black Solid Cardstock. Cut a 1/4"" x 12"" piece of White Solid Cardstock with the 12-inch Trimmer and mount behind the canoe border with Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive so the white cardstock shows through the negative canoe shapes. Adhere the border to layout below the seam where paper pieces meet. Step 7: Add Foam Square to the back of the trees border sticker and mount above the canoe border strip across the seam where paper pieces meet. Step 8: Cut a 3/4"" x 5"" piece of White Solid Cardstock and notch one end of it with All-Purpose Scissors. Adhere in the space under the top-left photo and journal on it with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Add a title sticker cluster, overlapping journal strip as shown. Step 9: Add other sticker embellishment clusters to top-left and bottom-right of layout as shown or as desired.   Do you find this Canada scrapbook layout a-moose-ing? What travels or at-home adventures would you highlight? Give us your insight and ideas with us down below! "," From the snowcapped British Columbia mountains that skiers and snowboarders zoom down to the Instagram-worthy turquoise depths of Lake Louise, the vast landscapes of sturdy elk grazing the plains and the urban charm of Toronto and Montreal with their piercing skyscrapers and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, there’s so much variety to Canadian culture and character. There’s a sense of wonderment no matter where you go in The Gre","Canada, Canada Day, Canadian Pride collection, Creative Memories, outdoors, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/CanadianPride_1920x1080.jpg,76138 "Celebrate the US of YAY: USA Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-05-17 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/17/celebrate-the-us-of-yay-usa-scrapbook-layout/," The Fourth of July is such a fun time for many families across America. Backyard cookouts with hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon and beverages with family members and your li’l ""firecrackers,"" red-white-and-blue parades full of military observance and remembrance, fantastic and fiery fireworks displays and so much more. Well, if you want to celebrate your U.S. pride all year round, then show your stars and stripes support with just that — the Stars & Spirit collection, that is! Psst, these items are also perfect for the upcoming Memorial Day observance! Be proud and patriotic with this USA scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Stars & Spirit Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Stars & Spirit Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Stars & Spirit collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/VqAsQx56NTY Step 1: Cut light blue textured stars paper to 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to rich berry red chevron paper. Step 2: Cut kraft paper tan paper to 12"" x 4-1/4"". Crop and add photos to fit. Adhere this photo panel about 3-1/2"" from the top of the layout. (Photos here are 2-1/2"" x 4"", 3-1/4"" x 4"", 2-3/4"" x 4: and 2-3/4"" x 4"".) Step 3: Add the three wavy flag border stickers near the top of the layout. Step 4: Cut 1-1/4"", 1"" and 3/4"" strips from a variety of papers. Use Micro-Tip Scissors to create ribbon with a notched end.  Step 5: Adhere ribbon pieces underneath the photo panel. Step 6: Layer and adhere additional stickers with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal with Dual-Tip Navy Pen. What memories would you put on this USA scrapbook layout? Perhaps the Fourth of July, Memorial Day. military ceremonies or a trip to Washington, D.C.? What other ideas come to mind that you can use the Stars & Spirit collection for? Share your creative ideas with us and others! "," The Fourth of July is such a fun time for many families across America. Backyard cookouts with hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon and beverages with family members and your li’l ""firecrackers,"" red-white-and-blue parades full of military observance and remembrance, fantastic and fiery fireworks displays and so much more. Well, if you want to celebrate your U.S. pride all year round, then show your stars and stripes support wi","Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Military, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Stars & Spirit collection, USA","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Stars-Spirit-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,76113 "Sizzle With Style: Take On The #2022MayBONUS Challenge","Creative Memories","2022-05-16 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/16/sizzle-with-style-take-on-the-2022maybonus-challenge/," Phew! We are feeling the heat today, for the latest collection, Sunrays for Days, is shining brighter than a summer's day on the CM stratosphere! It's perfect for those warm-weather and water-filled wondrous memories of backyard grill outs, beach trips and waterpark adventures, slurping up sweet and melty treats, bonfires by the lake, playing yard games with family and so much more. And to crank it up another degree or two, we also have a #2022MayBONUS challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group that will set you straight to summer vacay mode. Want to learn more about it? See the details below and directions on how you can make a sizzlin' summer scrapbook layout. How to Participate: Review the sketch below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout using whatever products you have on-hand; you do not need to use the Sunrays for Days collection to be eligible to win. Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, June 5, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 6 June at 2:59pm AET) with hashtag #2022MayBONUS for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 3 lucky winners total — 2 winners who use any product, PLUS 1 bonus winner who completes the challenge using Sunrays for Days product.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, June 9, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 3 participants who complete the challenge. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, June 9, at noon CT. #2022MayBONUS Product used: Sunrays for Days Collection | CA | AU Remember, you have until Sunday, June 5, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 6 June at 2:59pm AET) to complete your layout and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2022MayBONUS to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022MayBONUS Layout by Melissa Ullmann – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Sunrays for Days Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunrays for Days Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Fast2Fab™-inspired designer paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of pineapple grid designer paper to measure 7-1/2"" x 12"". Adhere to the layout vertically.  Step 3: Cut a piece of the orangesicle sunny skies designer paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere to the layout horizontally toward the top of the layout. Step 4: Cut two photo mats from the blue waves designer paper to measure 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere photos that measure 6"" x 4"" and 4"" x 4"".  Step 5: Adhere a 6"" x 4"" photo to a large variety mat.  Step 6: Adhere all of the photos/mats to the layout. Step 7: Tuck a small journal mat at an angle behind the previous photos. Journal as desired on mat. Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. We can't wait to see how you'll radiate sunny vibes with the #2022MayBONUS challenge! "," Phew! We are feeling the heat today, for the latest collection, Sunrays for Days, is shining brighter than a summer's day on the CM stratosphere! It's perfect for those warm-weather and water-filled wondrous memories of backyard grill outs, beach trips and waterpark adventures, slurping up sweet and melty treats, bonfires by the lake, playing yard games with family and so much more. And to crank it up another degree or two, w","#BONUS Challenge, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Summer, Summer Fun, Sunrays for Days Collection","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SunraysForDays_CollectionLayout_1920x1080.jpg,76000 "Sketch Round-Up May 2-15","Creative Memories","2022-05-15 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/15/sketch-round-up-may-2-15/," Morning, noon or night — any time is a great time to get those memories down on paper (designer, tone-on-tone, cardstock, you name it!). If you’re itching to get your photos and stories into your album, then take a look at these ideas to turn ideation into creation! Here we go with another Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 If you're an outdoor enthusiast, then this layout is your ticket to noting about nature! Click here to see how to craft it yourself! Sketch #2 Sketch #2 will have you exploring some nifty tips and tricks. Simply follow along with this blog post to see what and how! Sketch #3 Have you seen a trend yet? Clearly, we have the latest Leave Nothing Behind collection on our mind! Get lost in your creativity by making this national parks layout! Sketch #4 Sketch #4 is in-tents. 🏕️ We'll be pitching this layout to the blog soon, so stay tuned! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then gear up and get ready, for the next iteration of a Virtual Crop is the Worldwide Virtual Crop, happening June 10-12 (AU: 11-13 June)! Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page (if you haven't already!) and share with anyone who you think might be interested in all the fun! It's a global get-together of greatness! "," Morning, noon or night — any time is a great time to get those memories down on paper (designer, tone-on-tone, cardstock, you name it!). If you’re itching to get your photos and stories into your album, then take a look at these ideas to turn ideation into creation! Here we go with another Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 If you're an outdoor enthusiast, then this layout is your ticket to noting about nature","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,75961 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-05-14 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/14/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-9/," Saturday, May 14: 1pm CT Talk about a happy and scrappy weekend! From the community connections to the complimentary comments and crafty creativity, this May Virtual Crop is one for the books! Challenge #6 has just been posted, but remember you have until Sunday, May 15, at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as your heart desires! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, May 19, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Noreen Smith – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Wanderlust or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, May 14: 1pm CT Talk about a happy and scrappy weekend! From the community connections to the complimentary comments and crafty creativity, this May Virtual Crop is one for the books! Challenge #6 has just been posted, but remember you have until Sunday, May 15, at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as your heart desires! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Wanderlust_Layout4_1080x1080.jpg,75928 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-05-14 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/14/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-9/," Saturday, May 14: 11am, 1pm CT Say whaaaat?! We're already four challenges down, and only two to go?! Our time together has been flying by, but this Virtual Crop has been absolutely awesome. Keep on sharing, sharing, sharing and enjoy the next sketch — it’s time for Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, May 19, at noon CT. Created by Leanna Traywick – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (Launching May 16 | AU: 17 May) Sunrays for Days https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brené Brown "," Saturday, May 14: 11am, 1pm CT Say whaaaat?! We're already four challenges down, and only two to go?! Our time together has been flying by, but this Virtual Crop has been absolutely awesome. Keep on sharing, sharing, sharing and enjoy the next sketch — it’s time for Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prize",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Sketch5_FinalLayout_retouched_2160x1080.jpg,75913 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-05-14 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/14/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-9/," Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We're up and at 'em, and hope you are too — today is the second day of the May Virtual Crop! Woot! Three more sketch challenges will be posted today for you to trim, punch, adhere, journal and more. The time is now for Challenge #4! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, May 19, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Watch the video below to learn some tips and techniques for sketch #4 with CM Advisor Megan Crowley! https://youtu.be/6CJeC2tXelM Created by Megan Crowley – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Our Moments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity never goes out of style.” "," Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We're up and at 'em, and hope you are too — today is the second day of the May Virtual Crop! Woot! Three more sketch challenges will be posted today for you to trim, punch, adhere, journal and more. The time is now for Challenge #4! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Sketch4_FinalLayout_retouched_1080x1080.jpg,75898 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-05-13 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/13/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-9/," Friday, May 13: 5pm CT | Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Challenge #3 is here to please! This stellar sketch is prepped and ready for your positively perfect originality, and we can't see what you dream up. Let's go! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, May 19, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Melissa Ullmann – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Seaside or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, May 13: 5pm CT | Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Challenge #3 is here to please! This stellar sketch is prepped and ready for your positively perfect originality, and we can't see what you dream up. Let's go! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be ",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Seaside_Layout3_1080x1080.jpg,75890 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-05-13 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/13/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-9/," Friday, May 13: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Scrappers, you have wowed us once again... and we've only just started! Well, show us another round of goodies — Challenge #2 is on the docket now! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, May 19, at noon CT. Created by Lynne Nowosad – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Use the Border Maker System to make a border. Put small amount of Repositionable Tape on back side. Center border on 12-inch Trimmer. Note: Repositionable Tape keeps border from slipping on trimmer when cutting. Cut. Now you have 2 borders! Collection Used: Super Duper Boy or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, May 13: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Scrappers, you have wowed us once again... and we've only just started! Well, show us another round of goodies — Challenge #2 is on the docket now! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be award",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Sketch2_FinalLayout_retouched_2160x1080.jpg,75876 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-05-13 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/13/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-8/," Friday, May 13: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT May we suggest you prep your craft station, for the May Virtual Crop is here! We're ready to go and hope you are, too. Let's kick things off with Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, May 19, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some tips & techniques using the Canoe Wave Chain BMC with CM Advisor Becky Lynch! https://youtu.be/aHPMQYZwUMA Created by Becky Lynch – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Leave Nothing Behind or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, May 13: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, May 14: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT May we suggest you prep your craft station, for the May Virtual Crop is here! We're ready to go and hope you are, too. Let's kick things off with Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474-1.jpg,75854 "Together Is Better: Family Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-05-12 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/12/together-is-better-family-scrapbook-layout/," Love, laughter, communication, togetherness — all are important ingredients in building and boosting strong family relationships. And when the snapshots of smiles are printed and the so-much-fun stories are scribed, it's time to relay those rewarding relationships to remember forever! Embrace your heritage with this family scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of leaf scatter tonal paper as the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of dusted blue diamonds tonal paper to measure 2"" x 10"". Adhere along the upper-right corner of the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of mustard leaf outline designer paper to measure 2"" x 2"". Adhere to the lower-right corner of the layout. Step 4: Cut a piece of maroon vintage foliage tonal paper to measure 10"" x 2"". Adhere to the lower-left corner of the layout. Step 5: Cut one mat from mustard leaf outline paper to measure 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"".  Step 6: Cut two mats from maroon vintage foliage tonal paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere photos mats to the layout. Step 7: Adhere embellishments and laser-cut embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired on an embellishment. What smile-worthy memories would you share on this family scrapbook layout? What do you like most about the Our Moments collection? Type up your answers down below! "," Love, laughter, communication, togetherness — all are important ingredients in building and boosting strong family relationships. And when the snapshots of smiles are printed and the so-much-fun stories are scribed, it's time to relay those rewarding relationships to remember forever! Embrace your heritage with this family scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (S","Family, family memories, Heritage, Laser Cut Embellishments, Our Moments Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Heritage,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/OurMoments_Embellishments_1920x1080.jpg,74485 "The Mountains Are Calling, And We Must Create: National Parks Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-05-11 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/11/the-mountains-are-calling-and-we-must-create-national-parks-scrapbook-layout/," Yellowstone, Purnululu, Jasper National Parks… and more! Admire the beautiful landscapes of rugged rock formations, vast wilderness, glorious glaciers and trails upon trails. Or relish the experiences of education or exercise, or maybe even spiritual inspiration or superb summer stories. Regardless of what national parks summit up for you, we're scouting for scrapbooking success... and you can see for yourself with this national parks scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Embossed Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the tree bark texture paper as your base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut two 1"" x 11"" strips from burlap designer paper. Place 1/2"" from the top and bottom, adhered as shown. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut nine 1"" x 12"" strips from various designer and texture papers and adhere across base page between the two 1” x 11” strips. Step 4: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 9"" x 12"" strip of the bright teal topography designer paper and adhere on top of the strips, 2"" from left-hand edge of base page. Step 5: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut one 4"" x 4"" and two 4"" x 6"" photo mats from the burlap designer paper. Mount one 3-3/4” x 3-3/4"" photo and two 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" photos on mats. Arrange on the bright teal topography piece and adhere. Step 6: Trim the two multi-hued border stickers with All-Purpose Scissors and adhere across top and bottom of bright teal topography strip. Add embellishments and stickers in clusters as shown or as desired, using Foam Squares to add dimension. Journal on the tag embellishment with Dual-Tip Pen. What outdoor locations would you highlight on this national parks scrapbook layout? What national park did you most recently visit? Share with us! "," Yellowstone, Purnululu, Jasper National Parks… and more! Admire the beautiful landscapes of rugged rock formations, vast wilderness, glorious glaciers and trails upon trails. Or relish the experiences of education or exercise, or maybe even spiritual inspiration or superb summer stories. Regardless of what national parks summit up for you, we're scouting for scrapbooking success... and you can see for yourself with this nat","Creative Memories, Hiking, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, National Parks, outdoors, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/LeaveNothingBehind_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,75536 "Chase Butterflies And Your Memories With This Spring Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-05-10 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/10/chase-butterflies-and-your-memories-with-this-spring-scrapbook-layout/," May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sunAnd find your shoulder to light on.To bring you luck, happiness and richesToday, tomorrow and beyond. The sight of bright butterflies swiftly dancing across gardens and landing on freshly bloomed flowers is a welcome sign that springtime has returned. And an activity that many of us did as kids (or even to this day!) is to chase butterflies… and then safely releasing them back to fly off into the warm air, of course. Well, chase your springtime memories for years to come with this spring scrapbook layout. It's sure to make your heart flutter! To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of dusty sky blue spots designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Round the corners of a 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" butterflies variety mat using the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Cut the mat so that one piece is 4-3/4"" x 4-1/2"" and the other is 1-3/4"" x 4-1/2"". Adhere the large piece on the lower-left corner of the layout and the small piece on the upper-right corner of the layout. Step 3: Choose three 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" variety mats. Mount three photos on top and adhere to the layout as shown. Step 4: Adhere embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. Do you chase butterflies with your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews? Share your thought and ideas on this spring scrapbook layout with us and others today! "," May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sunAnd find your shoulder to light on.To bring you luck, happiness and richesToday, tomorrow and beyond. The sight of bright butterflies swiftly dancing across gardens and landing on freshly bloomed flowers is a welcome sign that springtime has returned. And an activity that many of us did as kids (or even to this day!) is to chase butterflies… and then safely releasing them back t","Creative Memories, Endless Meadows Collection, Flowers, Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Spring, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/EndlessMeadows_MatsAndEmbellishments_1920x1080.jpg,73282 "Wander Into The Wilderness With This National Parks Scrapbook Idea","Noreen Smith","2022-05-09 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/09/wander-into-the-wilderness-with-this-national-parks-scrapbook-idea/," Whether you call it “hiking,” “bushwalking,” “hillwalking,” “fell-walking” or “rambling” (depending on where you live in the world), being outside and enjoying the countless acres of public land, national parks and state parks is a gratifying experience for many. From admiring the wildlife and rolling landscapes to connecting with your fellow hikers and the area’s culture, wandering is full of wonder! Pack up your parcels and get ready for a national parks layout to share your beloved excursions! To create this layout you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Embossed Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boot Prints Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the burnt sienna woven textile designer paper as the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut two 1/2"" strips from stone and pine needles texture papers. Cut each strip into 6"" pieces. Set strips aside, then cut four 5-1/2"" squares from remaining stone texture paper. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut four 5-3/4"" squares from the Navy Solid Cardstock. Step 4: Punch one edge of each 5-1/2"" stone texture square with the Boot Prints Border Punch. Add one of the 1/2"" x 6"" pine needles texture strip to each stone texture square, adhering right beside boot prints. Trim off excess with All-Purpose Scissors. Mount each finished square on one of the 5-3/4"" cardstock squares. Step 5: Arrange the layered squares onto base page, turning the boot prints on each square so it looks as though they are “walking” around the outside edge of the page. Step 6: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut four 3-1/4"" x 5-1/4"" rectangles from night sky designer paper. Trim the “Never stop exploring” and blue mountains variety mats to 5"" x 3"". Trim two photos to 3"" x 5"". Mount trimmed variety mats and photos to the night sky rectangles and adhere on top of stone texture squares as shown. Step 7: Add embellishments as desired. Journal on embellishment tags with a Dual-Tip Pen. Do you enjoy hiking? Where has been a cherished or go-to place to explore? Will you be making this national parks scrapbook layout to share those memories and photos? "," Whether you call it “hiking,” “bushwalking,” “hillwalking,” “fell-walking” or “rambling” (depending on where you live in the world), being outside and enjoying the countless acres of public land, national parks and state parks is a gratifying experience for many. From admiring the wildlife and rolling landscapes to connecting with your fellow hikers and the area’s culture, wandering is full of wonder! Pa","Hiking, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, National Parks, outdoors, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/LeaveNothingBehind_MatsEmbellishments_1920x1080.jpg,75556 "Celebrate Your Mom-umental Lady: Mother’s Day Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-05-07 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/07/celebrate-your-mom-umental-lady-mothers-day-scrapbook-layout/," It’s true — mothers and stepmoms, grandmas, mothers-in-law, mother figures — they’re all mum-believable at what they do day in and day out to take care of their family and for others. Let’s take a moment and celebrate mama (Hint: Mother’s Day is this Sunday!) by making this Mother’s Day scrapbook layout! It's sure to bring a smile to her face... and everyone around her! To create this layout you will need: Heart to Help Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Note: Creative Memories will donate all profits of the Heart to Help Paper pack and the Digital Heart to Help Paper Pack to the International Rescue Committee, an institution helping displaced families who have fled Ukraine and providing them with necessary supplies. Step 1: Cut yellow polka dots paper to 11"" x 11"" and adhere to the middle of the blue sunflowers block paper. Step 2: Cut blue dashes paper to 10-3/4"" x 10-3/4"" and adhere to the middle of the yellow polka dots piece. Step 3: Cut blue hearts paper to 1"" x 10-3/4"" and adhere to the left side of the blue dashes piece. Step 4: Use Micro-Tip Scissors to fussy-cut a column of hearts from the yellow woven hearts paper. Adhere to the right edge of the blue hearts strip with Foam Squares. Step 5: Use Micro-Tip Scissors to fussy-cut eight sunflowers from large sunflowers paper. Adhere as shown, trimming as needed and adhering some with Foam Squares. Step 6: Cut a 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" square from yellow crisscrosses paper. Crop photo to 4"" x 4"" and adhere to the mat. Adhere to layout with Foam Squares.  Step 7: Crop two additional photos to 4"" x 4"". Adhere to the layout as shown, also adding a 4"" x 6"" photo. Step 8: Add title with White Sans Serif and White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Step 9: Journal as desired with a Navy-Dual Tip Pen. What are your plans for this upcoming Mother's Day? Will you be making this Mother's Day scrapbook layout? "," It’s true — mothers and stepmoms, grandmas, mothers-in-law, mother figures — they’re all mum-believable at what they do day in and day out to take care of their family and for others. Let’s take a moment and celebrate mama (Hint: Mother’s Day is this Sunday!) by making this Mother’s Day scrapbook layout! It's sure to bring a smile to her face... and everyone around her! To create this layout you will ","Flowers, Heart to Help Paper Pack, Mom, Mother's Day, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Ideas for Mom,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Heart-to-Help-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories3.jpg,75611 "Take On The National Scrapbook Day #NSD2022 Weekend Challenge","Creative Memories","2022-05-06 11:59:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/06/take-on-the-national-scrapbook-day-nsd2022-weekend-challenge/," As scrapbookers, the first Saturday in May is a very special occasion — it’s National Scrapbook Day (NSD)! We’ve been celebrating all things NSD 2022 since back in March, but now the time has come to really get the party started. If you’re looking for ways to put your creativity to work (fun work, that is!), then we’ve got a few NSD-themed ideas to commemorate the best day of the year! If you would like to attend an event (virtual, in-person or hybrid events), you can connect with an Advisor near you using our handy Advisor Locator search on the website. US | CA | AU #NSD2022 Weekend Challenge Make any of the projects in the NSD roundup below with or without NSD 2022 products OR create ANY layout you want using NSD products (can be from any CM NSD collections — doesn't need to be NSD 2022). How to Participate: Review the projects below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. Step-by-step instructions are provided for each project.Create the layouts using whatever products you have on-hand — NSD or not. Complete as many challenges/projects as you wish, but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win!Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, May 15, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 16 May at 2:59pm AET) with hashtag #NSD2022 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 4 lucky winners for this challenge — woohoo!Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, May 19, at noon CT.And what can you win? YOUR CHOICE of any 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Punch. Seize Seasonal Serenity: Spring Scrapbook Layout With The NSD 2022 Collection Get Instructions! Pack a Picnic of Originality: Spring Scrapbook Layout With the NSD 2022 Collection Get Instructions! Buzzin’ With Detail: Bee Scrapbook Ideas With The NSD 2022 Collection Get Instructions! Awaken Your Senses: Spring Scrapbook Layout With The NSD 2022 Collection Get Instructions! Unbe-leaf-able Recipe Template Layout Layout made using the Unbe-leaf-able Recipe Template | CA | AU Step 1: Use a piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock as the base for this layout. Place the Unbe-leaf-able Recipe Template on the cardstock and secure with clips. Step 2: Use a pencil to trace around sections of the template as desired. Cut out all the traced pieces and adhere them to the base paper while the template is clipped in place. Remove the template. Step 3: Crop two photos to 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" and mat with two 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" squares of blue woven paper. Mount on the layout. Step 4: Add stickers and journal as desired. NSD 2022 Mini Photo Album The NSD 2022 Mini Photo Album | CA | AU includes an eight-page 8x8 album booklet, two sheets of Tape Chips to adhere photos to the pages and an instructional sheet with project ideas. Remember, you have until Sunday, May 15, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 16 May at 2:59pm AET) to complete your layouts and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #NSD2022 to be eligible to win!Happy National Scrapbook Day! "," As scrapbookers, the first Saturday in May is a very special occasion — it’s National Scrapbook Day (NSD)! We’ve been celebrating all things NSD 2022 since back in March, but now the time has come to really get the party started. If you’re looking for ways to put your creativity to work (fun work, that is!), then we’ve got a few NSD-themed ideas to commemorate the best day of the year! If you would like to attend","Border Ideas, Card Making, Cards, National Scrapbook Day, NSD, NSD 2022 Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders","#BONUS Challenges,Border Ideas,Card Ideas,NSD,Page Layout Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/NSD2022_Table_CU1_600x600.jpg,75699 "Honey-comb Through Your Memories With This Spring Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-05-05 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/05/honey-comb-through-your-memories-with-this-spring-scrapbook-layout/," Do you know why bees makes hexagon shapes in their hives? The short answer: Hexagons enable the bees to make very efficient use of space while using as little wax as possible, holding the maximum amount of honey and pollen! Well, what better to combine the hexagonal nature of bees than with the Embossed Hexagon Punch?! Plus, when you add in the Bumblebee Punch and Endless Meadows collection, you’re sure to be buzzin’ with beautiful layouts! See for yourself, as blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu integrates all of these items into one spectacular spring scrapbook layout! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & Hot Fudge Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bumblebee Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning SeptemberEmbossed Hexagon Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Jumbo Circle & Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a ring using the inside and outside edges of the Jumbo Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade from Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Cut another ring using the inside and outside edges of the Jumbo Circle Pattern with the Green Blade from Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Set aside the cut-out frame for the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of dusty sky blue raindrops tonal paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and add to the cut out frame*. Step 3: Using the Embossed Hexagon Punch, punch about 40 hexagon shapes from various patterned papers. Adhere the hexagon shapes to the smaller hot fudge ring as shown. Trim the excess. (As you adhere hexagon shapes, some of the shapes may not align perfectly in the end. We will cover the area with embellishments.) Adhere it to the larger hot fudge ring and add to the base. Step 4: Cut an oval using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with the Red Blade from Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Cut an oval using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with the Green Blade from the honey yellow texture designer paper. Adhere the honeycomb border stickers and trim the excess. Add it to the hot fudge piece and then to the embellishment. Step 5: Using the Bumblebee Punch, punch three bumblebees from Black Solid Cardstock. Cut three ovals using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with the Blue Blade from the honey yellow texture designer paper. Adhere it to the body of your bumblebees. Cut a piece of dusty sky blue speckles designer paper to fill in the wings. Step 6: Adhere mats, stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Are you buzzin' with delight for this spring scrapbook layout? What do you think of Sachiyo's design work? Relay your thoughts, ideas and more with us and others! "," Do you know why bees makes hexagon shapes in their hives? The short answer: Hexagons enable the bees to make very efficient use of space while using as little wax as possible, holding the maximum amount of honey and pollen! Well, what better to combine the hexagonal nature of bees than with the Embossed Hexagon Punch?! Plus, when you add in the Bumblebee Punch and Endless Meadows collection, you’re sure to be buzzin’ with","Bumble Bee, Embossed Hexagon Punch, Endless Meadows Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Spring, Spring Layout, Tool Technique","Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Endless-Meadows-Bumble-Bee-Layout-Creative-Memories.png,74601 "Tread New Terrain: Boot Print Borders And DIY Card For Scrapbooking","Noreen Smith","2022-05-04 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/04/tread-new-terrain-boot-print-borders-and-diy-card-for-scrapbooking/," For some, a beachfront getaway or day at the lake is the perfect antidote for relaxation, but for others, the best way to kick back is to lace up the boots and seek a quiet trail shaded by a towering canopy of trees. If you’re hankering for hiking — and all the memories that come with it — then the Boot Prints Border Punch is a trailblazing tool you need to pack! Fill your sole with these scenic boot print borders and DIY card for scrapbooking below! To create these borders and card, you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Wildlife Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Deckle Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Boot Prints Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Boot Prints Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/AyvmmGHlvUw Scenic Overlook Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade, cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of hunter green geometric herringbone designer paper, a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of pine needles designer paper and a 2"" x 12"" strip of wood planks designer paper. Layer and adhere the three strips with the wood planks strip on top. Step 2: Use the Boot Prints Border Punch to punch one edge of a piece of burlap designer paper. Trim to 1-1/2"" wide with the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, then cut border into six 2"" pieces. Step 3 Arrange five of the boot print pieces on top of wood planks strip, leaving a 1/4"" space at the top and bottom and spacing them equally down the base strip. Discard the sixth boot print piece. Step 4: Adhere the ""Scenic overlook"" and pine bough stickers in between the second and third boot print pieces. Add one of the vector sign stickers and a small piece of pine bough sticker in between the other pieces.  Trailhead Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip from the pine needles designer paper. Switch to the Straight Blade and cut a 12"" x 2"" strip from the hunter green geometric herringbone designer paper. Align and adhere hunter green geometric herringbone strip on top of the pine needles strip to form the base. Step 2: Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of burlap designer paper. Use the Boot Prints Border Punch to punch one edge of a piece of the wood planks designer paper. Trim to 1-1/2"" wide and mount on top of burlap strip. Step 3: Trim boot prints/burlap border into diagonal sections between each pair of boots by placing long edge of border on 45-degree line on base plate of 12-inch Trimmer. Step 4: Mount three of the diagonal pieces on top of the hunter green geometric herringbone strip, leaving equal margins between each piece. Trim the end pieces into triangles and adhere at the outside edges of border strip. Step 5: Create sticker cluster approximately 4"" from right-hand edge. Find Me Where the Wild Things Are Border Step 1: Use the Boot Prints Border Punch to punch one edge of a piece of burlap designer paper. Trim to 2"" wide with wavy blade of 12-inch Decorative Trimmer. Step 2: Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut a 1-3/4"" x 12"" piece of wood planks designer paper. Adhere boot prints strip on top using Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive, leaving about 1/2"" of wood planks paper showing below burlap designer paper. Step 3: Use the wavy blade of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer to trim one edge of a piece of pine needles designer paper. Trim to 3/4"" wide and adhere behind wavy edge of burlap designer paper. Step 4: Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut a 1"" x 12"" piece of hunter green geometric herringbone designer paper. Adhere behind pine needles designer paper, leaving about 1/2"" of hunter green geometric herringbone designer paper showing. Total border should measure approximately 12"" x 3"". Step 5: Mount pine needles border sticker above boot prints with Foam Squares. Create a cluster of embellishments and stickers approximately 3"" from right-hand side. Into the Forest I Go Card Step 1: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" rectangle of burlap designer paper and a 3-3/4"" x 5"" rectangle of hunter green geometric herringbone designer paper. Step 2: Use the Boot Prints Border Punch to punch one long edge of the hunter green geometric herringbone rectangle. Turn paper and punch the other long edge of same rectangle. Layer the hunter green geometric herringbone rectangles onto the burlap rectangle. Step 3: Cut a 3/4"" x 5-1/2"" strip of wood planks designer paper and a 1/2"" x 5-1/2"" strip of burlap designer paper. Mount the burlap strip on top of the wood planks strip and adhere on top of hunter green geometric herringbone rectangle in between the two rows of boot prints. Mount onto a card from the Black Card Kit. Step 4: Embellish with trees, pine cone and “And into the forest I go…” stickers as shown with Foam Squares. What do you think of these boot print borders and DIY card for scrapbooking? What outdoorsy memories would you showcase with these ideas? Share, share and share some more down below! "," For some, a beachfront getaway or day at the lake is the perfect antidote for relaxation, but for others, the best way to kick back is to lace up the boots and seek a quiet trail shaded by a towering canopy of trees. If you’re hankering for hiking — and all the memories that come with it — then the Boot Prints Border Punch is a trailblazing tool you need to pack! Fill your sole with these scenic boot print borders and D","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Hiking, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, outdoors, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Scrapbooking Tools, Tool Technique","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/BootPrints_BorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,75587 "Combine Complementary Creativity With This Blue and Yellow Sunflower Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-05-03 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/03/combine-complementary-creativity-with-this-blue-and-yellow-sunflower-scrapbook-layout/," Blue and yellow combos look balanced, peaceful, dynamic. And it’s easier than ever to achieve this brilliant aesthetic with the Heart to Help Paper Pack! The warmth, radiance and golden glints of yellow stands out against, yet complements, with the vivid and cool tones of blue to make your photos and memories pop with pizzazz and panache! Combine your special moments together with this sunflower scrapbook layout that is sure to catch everyone's eye!Psst! To further spread hope and support for Ukraine, in which their national hues are yellow and blue and national flower is the sunflower, you can order the Heart to Help Paper Pack and Creative Memories will donate all profits of this paper pack and the Digital Heart to Help Paper Pack to the International Rescue Committee, an institution helping displaced families who have fled Ukraine and providing them with necessary supplies. To create this layout you will need: Heart to Help Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle & Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a closer took at the Heart to Help Paper Pack in the video below! https://youtu.be/gZZguUZA1YE Step 1: Cut blue dashes paper to 12"" x 3"" and adhere to the top of the light blue scattered dots paper. Step 2: Cut yellow woven hearts paper to 12"" x 3"" and adhere to the bottom of the light blue scattered dots paper. Step 3: Cut darker blue polka dots paper to two 12"" x 5/8"" strips. Cut small sunflowers paper to two 1/2"" x 12"" strips and adhere to the darker blue polka dots strips. Adhere borders to the paper seams on the layout. Step 4: Cut darker blue polka dots paper to 2-1/4"" x 12"". Cut blue hearts paper to 2"" x 12"" and adhere to the darker blue polka dots strip. Adhere to the right side of the layout as shown. Step 5: Use Micro-Tip Scissors to fussy-cut flowers from the large sunflowers paper and a column of hearts from the yellow woven hearts paper. Cut flowers in half. Adhere the hearts strip to the border with Foam Squares. Adhere the flower halves to both sides of the hearts strip as shown. Step 6: With the inside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut ovals from various blue and yellow papers. With the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade, cut circles from various yellow and blue papers. Cut circles in half. Step 7: Arrange and adhere the oval and semi-circle pieces to create partial flowers as shown. Step 8: Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 5"". Crop one photo to 2-1/2"" x 4"" and mat with a 2-3/4"" x 4-1/4"" piece of darker blue polka dots paper. Adhere as shown. Step 9: Adhere White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers to a piece of light blue scattered dots paper and use Micro-Tip Scissors to fussy-cut, leaving a narrow paper frame around the title. Adhere title piece with Foam Squares and add a few additional hand-cut sunflowers as shown.  Step 10: Journal with Navy Dual-Tip Pen. What do you think of the yellow and blues on this sunflower scrapbook layout? "," Blue and yellow combos look balanced, peaceful, dynamic. And it’s easier than ever to achieve this brilliant aesthetic with the Heart to Help Paper Pack! The warmth, radiance and golden glints of yellow stands out against, yet complements, with the vivid and cool tones of blue to make your photos and memories pop with pizzazz and panache! Combine your special moments together with this sunflower scrapbook layout that is sur","Boys, Family, Flowers, Heart to Help Paper Pack, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Spring, Sunflowers","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Heart-to-Help-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories6.jpg,75613 "Marvel at Mother Nature With This National Parks Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-05-02 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/02/marvel-at-mother-nature-with-this-national-parks-scrapbook-layout%ef%bf%bc/," It’s important to adore and explore all that Mother Nature has to offer — majestic mountain ranges, winding rivers, towering forests, vast star-filled skies that expand beyond the eye can see. And if you want to pitch your memories of the great outdoors into your next creations, then the Leave Nothing Behind collection is a must-have! From camping trips with the kiddos to hiking adventures (and everything in between!) this collection will help guide your way… as you can see in this national parks scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Leave Nothing Behind Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Wildlife Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Embossed Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Leave Nothing Behind Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Leave Nothing Behind collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/AojL1OgQQfI Step 1: Use the stone cracks texture paper as base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut one 1-1/4"" x 12"" strips from each of the following papers: pine needles and woven textile designer papers, as well as canyon and forest texture papers. Step 3: Then cut one 3/4"" x 12"" strips from each of the following papers: cobblestone, burlap, diamonds chevrons and dark green geometric blanket designer papers. Step 4: Align and adhere one 3/4"" x 12"" on one 1-1/4"" x 12"" strip. Arrange strips 1/2"" from all edges of base page, overlapping at corners as shown and adhere. Step 5: Layer the mountains and trees border stickers on the top and bottom strips, trimming off excess at edge of page with the 12-inch Trimmer or All-Purpose Scissors. Layer the multi-stripe border stickers on the middle of the side strips, trimming off excess at edge of page. Step 6: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut an 8-1/2"" square from woven textiles designer paper. Align and adhere on base page. Step 7: Crop three photos and “Respect your Mother” variety mat to 4"" x 4"". Adhere to 8-1/2"" to the woven textiles designer paper, blocking photos and mat card together. Trim the pines journal tag embellishment and adhere to bottom of mat card. Journal with Dual-Tip Pen on mat card. Step 8: Add embellishment clusters as shown or desired. Add stickers and embellishments as shown or desired, adhering some with Foam Squares for added dimension. What memories will you put on this national parks scrapbook idea? Do you like being in the outdoors? Share, share and share some more! "," It’s important to adore and explore all that Mother Nature has to offer — majestic mountain ranges, winding rivers, towering forests, vast star-filled skies that expand beyond the eye can see. And if you want to pitch your memories of the great outdoors into your next creations, then the Leave Nothing Behind collection is a must-have! From camping trips with the kiddos to hiking adventures (and everything in between!) thi","Creative Memories, Hiking, Leave Nothing Behind Collection, Nature, outdoors, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/LeaveNothingBehind_Collection_1920x1080.jpg,75490 "Sketch Round-Up April 18-May 1","Creative Memories","2022-05-01 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/05/01/sketch-round-up-april-18-may-1/," Okay, scrappers — how many projects are you currently working on? One layout? Five different layouts? A project potpourri of spreads, borders, cards and more? Whatever it may be, no matter how many, we’re always so happy that you’re creating and innovating (and sharing the final outcomes, too!). Well, if you want to add a couple more designs to your upcoming design docket, then feast your eyes on this Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Oh, boy! The Super Duper Boy collection is bold and bright, as you can see in this layout! Click here to see how to craft it yourself! Sketch #2 Have you taken part of the April Completed Album Challenge on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group? You only have until tonight, Sunday, May 1, at 11:59pm CT to show us what you've got!As added bonus — this family scrapbook layout might just be the finishing touch for your latest album! Give it a go by following along with this blog post. Sketch #3 Borders are a great way to frame your layouts and memories, and this beauty will definitely do the trick! Check out this idea (and others!) by clicking on this link! Sketch #4 Cards really can brighten up someone's day, so why not put together this stunner using the Dollop Arch Frame Punch? It's easy to do — just follow along with the step-by-step instructions here! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then schedule some craftiness for May 13-14 (AU 14-15 May), for that's when the May Virtual Crop will occur! Woot! Six fun sketch challenges, oodles of community connections and awesome prizes?! Yes, it's all true! Simply join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page (if you haven't already!) and share with other crafters so they are in the know! We can't wait to virtually see you there! "," Okay, scrappers — how many projects are you currently working on? One layout? Five different layouts? A project potpourri of spreads, borders, cards and more? Whatever it may be, no matter how many, we’re always so happy that you’re creating and innovating (and sharing the final outcomes, too!). Well, if you want to add a couple more designs to your upcoming design docket, then feast your eyes on this Sketch Round-Up! ","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,75446 "Carry A Bouquet Of Memories With This Wedding Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-29 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/29/carry-a-bouquet-of-memories-with-this-wedding-scrapbook-layout/," A wedding ceremony romantically celebrates a meaningful, one-of-a-kind relationship, so many couples spread that sentiment through the vows, decor, venue and more. With touches of personality and unique taste into the Big Day, many brides also incorporate this idea into an element they hold close to their heart — literally! It’s the wedding bouquet! No matter if it’s an opulent, black-tie affair or a simple garden wedding in one’s backyard, this blooming accessory is a complementary expression of detail. See how you can create your own bouquet of memories with this wedding scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Devotion Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Foiled Accent Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Red Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer & Shell Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of painterly brushstrokes designer paper as the base for this layout. Cut a 12"" x 5"" piece of pale dusty pink roses accent paper and adhere on top, about 1"" from the bottom edge. Step 2: Adhere two 4"" x 6"" photos to the left side of the layout, about 1"" from the edge. Cut a 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"" piece of Shell Shimmer Solid Cardstock and mount on a 4-5/8"" x 6-5/8"" piece of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Mount a 4"" x 6"" photo on top and adhere to the layout. Step 3: Using the outside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with the white heart-diamond grid foiled accent paper. Fold two sides in to form a cone shape. Fill with rose foiled embellishments and adhere to the layout. Step 4: Adhere additional embellishments with Foam Squares. Journal as desired. What special details and photos would you place on this wedding scrapbook layout? Will you be making that stunning DIY bouquet? Share your insights and ideas with us and others today! "," A wedding ceremony romantically celebrates a meaningful, one-of-a-kind relationship, so many couples spread that sentiment through the vows, decor, venue and more. With touches of personality and unique taste into the Big Day, many brides also incorporate this idea into an element they hold close to their heart — literally! It’s the wedding bouquet! No matter if it’s an opulent, black-tie affair or a simple garden weddi","Devotion Collection, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Wedding, Wedding Album, Wedding Scrapbook","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Wedding",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Devotion_Embellishments_1920x1080.jpg,72917 "Wild-flower For Crafting: Country Scrapbook Borders",melissaullmann,"2022-04-28 16:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/28/wild-flower-for-crafting-country-scrapbook-borders/," Native flowers offer a splendid display along vast country plains, rolling meadows, long-distance highways, lovely lakefronts and mighty mountainsides — sprinkling the landscape in rainbow hues. And if you want to bring a bit of flower power to your layouts (especially when paired with the Wide Open Places collection!), then the Wildflowers Border Punch will bloom forth natural habitats of project perfection. Grow and go for it with these country scrapbook borders with wondrous wildflower designs! To create these borders you will need: Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wildflowers Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Wildflowers Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/0xrBWGZyLPw Feelin’ Dandy Border Step 1: Cut a piece of the countryside scenes designer paper to measure 12"" x 4"".  Step 2: Using the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch a border using red paisley bandana paper. Cut to 2"" wide. Adhere to the bottom edge of the border. Step 3: Using the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch a border using tan windmills designer paper. Cut to 1-3/4"" wide. Adhere to the bottom edge of the border. Step 4: Layer the wheat stalks laser-cut border over the bottom edge of the wildflowers.  Step 5: From the back, adhere a strip of the teal plaid designer paper to measure 12"" x 1"" so that it hangs 1/4"" from the bottom.  Step 6: Adhere the wooden fence laser-cut border along the bottom of the border. Step 7: Add the ""Feelin' dandy"" sticker title. Step 8: Use pen to dot along the “sun” trio to make them stand out. Old Fashioned Things Step 1: With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a piece of red barn wood texture paper to measure 12"" x 2"" for the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece of diamond plate metal designer paper to measure 12"" x 2"". Adhere near the top of the red barn wood piece, leaving 1/4” border along the top. Step 3: Cut a piece of tan windmills designer paper to measure 12"" x 1/4"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the diamond plate metal paper. Step 4: Using the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch a border from light teal dainty florals designer paper. Trim to 1-1/2"" wide. Adhere along the top edge of the tan windmills strip. Step 5: Using the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch a border from teal plaid designer paper. Then use scissors to cut off the flowers. Adhere over the top of the previous light teal border. Step 6: Using the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch a border from the tan windmills designer paper. Then use scissors to cut off a few of the flowers. Adhere flowers to the top of the light teal flowers sporadically. Step 7: Adhere wagon wheel laser-cut border along the bottom edge of the border. Step 8: Adhere a sticker for the title. Step 9: Use Dual-Tip Pen to draw stitch marks along the edges of the border as shown. Let’s Go on an Adventure Step 1: Cut a piece of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock to measure 3"" x 12"" for the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece of corrugated tin texture paper to measure 2-3/4"" x 12"". Adhere to the border.  Step 3: Cut two pieces from red tooled leather texture paper to measure 1/4"" x 12"". Adhere along both edges of the corrugated tin paper. Step 4: Using Wildflowers Border Punch, punch two borders from teal plaid designer paper. Cut to measure 1-1/4"" tall using the 12-inch Trimmer and Wave Blade. Adhere vertically along both edges, leaving the red tooled leather strips showing under the wavy edges. Step 5: Cut around a roped part of a variety mat, using a scissors to fussy-cut. Step 6: Use the 12-inch Trimmer to cut 1-1/4"" from the edge. Adhere and layer along the left edge of the border. Step 7: Cut a piece of tan windmills designer paper to measure 3"" x 2-1/4"". Round the corners on the right edge with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Adhere as shown. Step 8: Cut a the cowboy shirt pattern designer paper to measure 1"" x 2-1/4"". Round the right two corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Adhere to the top layer as shown. Step 9: Cut out out some wagon wheels from the laser-cut border and add a sticker for the title. What do you think of these country scrapbook borders featuring the Wildflowers Border Punch? What memories would you accent on your layouts? "," Native flowers offer a splendid display along vast country plains, rolling meadows, long-distance highways, lovely lakefronts and mighty mountainsides — sprinkling the landscape in rainbow hues. And if you want to bring a bit of flower power to your layouts (especially when paired with the Wide Open Places collection!), then the Wildflowers Border Punch will bloom forth natural habitats of project perfection. Grow and go fo","Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Country, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Wide Open Places Collection","Border Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/WildflowersBorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,73965 "Behold Best Buds With This Father And Son Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-27 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/27/behold-best-buds-with-this-father-and-son-scrapbook-layout/," Oh, man! The Super Duper Boy collection, which was a bold smash-hit in 2018, is back by popular demand! What’s even more cool is that the paper pack, originally in an 8x8 size, is now in a 12x12 size! Epic, right?! This collection is totally terrific for birthday parties, bestie play dates, school days, outings with your li’l dude, sporting events and more! Take a look at this father and son scrapbook layout and let your kiddo’s memories and adventures be in the spotlight! To create this layout you will need: Super Duper Boy Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Super Duper Boy Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Ruler Take a closer look at the Super Duper Boy collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/xQqVcXeqz0I Step 1: Use a piece of cardstock (any hue) or a refill page as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 9-1/2"" x 9-1/2"" square from the middle of a piece of orange large polka dots paper using the 12-inch Trimmer. Adhere the orange frame on the base. Cut a 9-3/4"" x 9-3/4"" piece with black hands paper. Adhere the black hands piece to the middle of the orange frame. Step 3: Flip the 9-1/2"" square of orange paper to the reverse side (white with orange dots). Cut a 12"" x 3-3/4"" piece of electric blue chevrons paper. Adhere on the white with orange dots square at an angle. Trim off the excess. Adhere to the middle of the layout. Cut two 1-1/4"" x 4-1/2"" strips of cool teal swirlies paper. Align with the electric blue chevrons angled strip. Using a ruler and pencil, draw the same angle on the cool teal swirlies strips. Trim and adhere on either side of the electric blue chevrons piece as shown. Cut a zigzag sticker in half. Adhere one-half strip on each side, covering the seams. Step 4: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 5-3/4"" piece of cool teal swirlies paper and mount a 4"" x 5-1/2"" photo on top. Crop one photo to 4"" x 3"" and another to 3"" x 4"". Adhere all on the layout. Step 5: Adhere stickers. Step 6: Using a ruler, draw journal lines on the layout. Journal as desired. What are your thoughts on this father and son scrapbook layout featuring the Super Duper Boy collection? What photos and memories would you show off? "," Oh, man! The Super Duper Boy collection, which was a bold smash-hit in 2018, is back by popular demand! What’s even more cool is that the paper pack, originally in an 8x8 size, is now in a 12x12 size! Epic, right?! This collection is totally terrific for birthday parties, bestie play dates, school days, outings with your li’l dude, sporting events and more! Take a look at this father and son scrapbook layout and let your ","Boys, Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Super Duper Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/SuperDuperBoy_1920x1080.jpg,74562 "Structure Your Storytelling With This Farm Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-04-26 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/26/structure-your-storytelling-with-this-farm-scrapbook-layout/," Silos — structures for storing bulk materials and keeping them secure and safe from the elements. And while silos can store different grains, coal, woodchips, wheat, fermented feed and more agriculture needs, this DIY silo on this farm scrapbooking layout will store and protect your precious photos, memories and memorabilia with Peekaboo Pockets™! Open up (literally!) to new ideas with this innovative idea from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black, Charcoal & Hot Fudge Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Field Fence Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wildflowers Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with the Jumbo Circle Pattern or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)4x6 Peekaboo Pockets™ or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock as the base of this layout. Cut the sheet metal texture paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and add to the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of corrugated tin texture paper to measure 8-1/4"" x 11"". With the inside edge of the Jumbo Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut the top as shown. Use the Brown Dual-Tip Pen to ink the edges. Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of red barn wood texture paper to 8"" x 6"" for a mat. Add the ""Making memories"" variety mat and the barbed wire laser-cut mat, and then cut in half. For the backside of the red barn wood texture mat, cut out the panel from the variety mat. Add stickers and inset the mats to Peekaboo Pockets™. Step 4: Use the Field Fence Border Punch to punch one border from Black Solid Cardstock and one from Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Layer the borders (with the charcoal border on top) and add to the page. Punch a border with the Wildflowers Border Punch and tan windmills designer paper. Adhere this border over the layered fence borders. Step 5: Cut a piece of the straw texture paper to 1/8"" wide and twist it to make it look like twine. Tie a bow and add to the page with other stickers and embellishments as shown. Step 6: Adhere the Southwestern laser-cut mat and a few stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 7: After you insert the completed page to a Page Protector, adhere the Peekaboo Pockets™. What do you think of this creative, layered and welcoming farm scrapbook idea? What photos or memorabilia would you place inside as a secret surprise? "," Silos — structures for storing bulk materials and keeping them secure and safe from the elements. And while silos can store different grains, coal, woodchips, wheat, fermented feed and more agriculture needs, this DIY silo on this farm scrapbooking layout will store and protect your precious photos, memories and memorabilia with Peekaboo Pockets™! Open up (literally!) to new ideas with this innovative idea from blog contr","Country, Farm, Page Layout, Peekaboo Pockets, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Wide Open Places Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Wide-Open-Places-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,74611 "April Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Family Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-04-25 12:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/25/april-completed-album-challenge-plus-a-family-scrapbook-layout/," It’s the last week of April... do you know what that means? It's time for another Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! We've been so impressed by all the completed albums posted each month since January, so we can't wait to see what you do this go-around!If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in April, just completed in April), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #AprilCropDontStop for the chance to win! (And an added bonus — a family scrapbook layout that might just be the finishing touch for your latest album down below!) Here’s an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://youtu.be/F9iJhxthl94 For ALL the details on the Completed Album Challenge, check out this blog post. And again, if you’re looking for a layout to create to finish your album, today’s post can do just that! Layout by Melissa Ullmann – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of maroon vintage foliage tonal paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Adhere large variety mats to the layout — two vertical and two horizontal as shown.  Step 3: Adhere a small variety mat to the upper-left larger mat for the title of the layout. Step 4: Adhere 4"" x 6"" photos to the bottom two mats. Step 5: Adhere stickers to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired on the variety mat. Are you taking part in the April Completed Album Challenge? Will you be making this family scrapbook layout to finish out your next album? "," It’s the last week of April... do you know what that means? It's time for another Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! We've been so impressed by all the completed albums posted each month since January, so we can't wait to see what you do this go-around!If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in April, just completed in April), make a short","#BONUS Challenge, Completed Album Challenge, Laser Mats, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Travel, Vacation, Wanderlust Collection","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CompletedAlbumChallenge_600x600.jpg,75308 "Commemorate Servicepeople With Pops of Poppies: Anzac Day Scrapbooking Idea","Kylie Kingham","2022-04-24 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/24/commemorate-servicepeople-with-pops-of-poppies-anzac-day-scrapbooking-idea/," Anzac Day, celebrated every year on the 25th of April, commemorates the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I. Today, the meaning of Anzac Day (in which ANZAC stands for “Australian and New Zealand Army Corps”) includes the remembrance of all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations"" and ""the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.” To pay respect to this national day, blog contributor Kylie Kingham put together this Anzac Day scrapbooking idea with pops of poppies! Kylie’s Inspiration Anzac Day is always a very special day for my family and myself. It is also one filled with many emotions. Both of my children march every year and we spend the day attending services whilst paying our respects to not only our own family who have served, but also to all servicemen and servicewomen. When I first saw the Wide Open Places collection, I noticed the sticker sheet had some flowers that looked a lot like poppies. I knew the palette would be perfect for creating a layout to document some of our Anzac Day memories. I also couldn’t resist making some larger poppies to adorn my page. To create this layout you will need: Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Five Leaf Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Trim a designer piece of paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere it over a contrasting paper so there is a neat border. (Alternatively you can remove the middle from the very bottom piece to conserve paper.) Step 2: Trim another piece of contrasting paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 5"" and adhere to the top of the page. Using the Southwestern laser-cut mat, trim away both long edges and adhere the two remaining pieces with squares aligned at the top of the page, approximately 1/2""- 3/4"" down from the top of the page. Step 3: Add a 6"" x 4"" photo to the rustic barn wood laser-cut mat and adhere near the top of the page. Trim two photo mats to measure 4"" x 4"" and adhere below the larger photo. Trim two photos to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and adhere over the mats. Step 4: To make a poppy: Each poppy requires two circles plus a small middle circle. With the inside edge of the the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut two circles with the Red Blade for each poppy. Fold a circle neatly in half and place each corner into the 2-Way Corner Rounder and punch. Open out the circle and fold in half in the opposite direction and punch both corners. Repeat this with the second circle. Adhere one circle over the top of the other, making sure the top ""petals"" sit in between the bottom petals. With the inside edge of the the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade, cut a circle from Black Solid Cardstock. Using scissors, fringe cut all the way around the circle. Don’t worry if you accidentally cut a fringe off, it adds to the effect. Adhere this circle in the middle of the poppy with a Foam Square for added dimension. Repeat this process to make more poppies (five poppies are included in this layout). Step 5: Adhere the poppies to the layout with the Repositionable Tape Runner. Using the Five Leaf Punch, punch some foliage from teal plaid designer paper and adhere behind each poppy to keep a nice balance. Step 6: Punch a 2-1/2"" wide x 3"" long tag using the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch and journal or add the Anzac Day oath to it. Adhere to the layout. Step 7: With the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Red Blade, cut a circle from designer paper. From a contrasting paper, cut a second circle using the Green Blade. Adhere the smaller circle over the top of the larger and adhere to the middle of the top border. Add a cluster of the flowers and foliage from the sticker sheet. What do you like about this Anzac Day scrapbooking idea? How do you pay homage to this national day? Share your thoughts with us and others down below! "," Anzac Day, celebrated every year on the 25th of April, commemorates the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I. Today, the meaning of Anzac Day (in which ANZAC stands for “Australian and New Zealand Army Corps”) includes the remembrance of all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations"" and ","Anzac Day, Military, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Tool Technique, Wide Open Places Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Anzac-Day-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,75278 "Tree-t Your Scrapbooking Ideas With The Oak Tree Punch","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-22 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/22/tree-t-your-scrapbooking-ideas-with-the-oak-tree-punch/," Every year on the 22nd of April, many people across the globe celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. And in homage to this day, we thought it would be fitting to have some projects using the Oak Tree Punch AND to have a #2022EarthDay challenge (which was posted in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!) And if you'd like to see what efforts CM is taking to reduce our carbon footprint, get info on which of our products are recyclable AND get eco-friendly tips from some of our Advisors, you can check out this blog post!Check out these seven tree scrapbook ideas and celebrate the beauty of Mother Earth! To create these borders and card, you will need: Totally Tonals Blue, Green & Sepia Hues Paper Packs or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Must Have Laser Title Embellishments – Pack 4 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Oak Tree Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Oak Tree Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/QfoiS5YLWOM Real Life Beautiful Moments Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of Sepia Hues stripes paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of Blue Hues polka dots paper and adhere on the base. Step 2: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of Green Hues arrows paper. Adhere on the border. Step 3: Using the Oak Tree Punch, punch six shapes each from Sepia Hues triangles paper and Green Hues falling leaves paper. Using scissors, cut out the leafy tops of the green shapes and adhere on the sepia shapes. Mount on the border as shown, popping some of the trees up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Adhere the “Real life” laser title embellishment with Foam Squares and the “Beautiful memories” laser title embellishment with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Easy Living Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of Green Hues starbursts paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/8"" strip of Green Hues scattered leaves paper and a 12"" x 1-1/8"" strip of Sepia Hues woven keys paper. Adhere both to the base as shown. Step 2: Cut a 3"" x 2-1/2"" piece of Green Hues arrows paper. Using scissors, cut a ""V"" shape from one 3"" side to make a banner. Adhere to the border as shown. Step 3: Cut six 1-1/2"" squares of White Solid Cardstock and mount on six 1-5/8"" squares of Sepia Hues papers. Adhere to the border at regular intervals. Step 4: Using the Oak Tree Punch, punch six shapes each from Sepia Hues lined and triangles papers, as well as various Green Hues papers. Using scissors, cut out the leafy tops of the green shapes and adhere on the sepia shapes. Mount on the squares. Step 5: Adhere the “Easy living” laser title embellishment with Foam Squares for added dimension. Enjoy the Journey Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" piece of Green Hues leaf collage paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 4-1/4"" x 3/4"" strip of Sepia Hues sand paper and adhere on the card, about 2-1/4"" from the bottom edge. Step 3: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a half circle with Sepia Hues sand paper. Using the inside edge of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with Sepia Hues dotted paper and mount on the sand piece. Adhere on the card. Step 4: Using the Oak Tree Punch, punch three shapes each from Sepia Hues lined paper and Green Hues leaf collage paper. Using scissors, cut out the leafy tops of the green shapes and adhere on the sepia shapes. Mount on the half circle. Step 5: Cut a 4-1/4"" section of Green Hues leaves border sticker and adhere on the card. Adhere the “Enjoy the journey” laser title embellishment with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Looking for more ideas? Try pairing the Oak Tree Punch with the Deep in the Woods collection. Check out the projects below! To create these borders and corner embellishment, you will need: Deep in the Woods Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Gray & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Oak Tree Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) In the Woods Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of dark moss designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" strip of green abstraction designer paper and mount on the base. Adhere a tree rings laser-cut border. Step 2: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 1-3/4"" piece of tree grain texture paper. Top with a 3"" x 1-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Mount on the border as shown. Step 3: Using the Oak Tree Punch, punch three trees from wood grain designer paper and three from leaves texture paper. Trim out the foliage from the green trees and mount on the wood grain trees. Adhere to the white piece, popping the middle tree up with Foam Square for added dimension. Step 4: Add stickers as desired. Breathtaking Moments Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of fallen leaves designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of wood grain designer paper and adhere to the bottom of the base. Mount a wood grain laser-cut border on top. Step 2: Cut six 1-1/2"" squares of Light Gray Solid Cardstock. Cut six 1-1/4"" squares of various papers (wood grain, marbled wood, pines) and mount on top. Using the Oak Tree Punch, punch six trees and adhere to the tops of the squares. Mount on the border. Step 3: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Oak Trees Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12”"" strip of tree bark texture paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 10-3/4"" strip of green abstraction designer paper and adhere to the base. Step 3: Cut a 2-1/8"" x 10-3/8"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and adhere to the border. Cut three 2"" squares of wooden cabin texture and two 2"" squares of leaves texture paper. Using the Oak Tree Punch, punch once in the middle of each square. Adhere the squares to the border, leaving a slight space between as shown. Step 4: Mount the green trees on the brown squares, popping them up with small pieces of Foam Squares. Mount the brown trees on the green squares, also using Foam Squares. Oak Trees Corner Embellishment Step 1: Cut a 5-1/4"" square of green abstraction designer paper. Cut in half diagonally to create two triangles. Use one for the base. Step 2: Cut a 4"" square of each ombre wood grain and dark moss designer papers. Cut each in half diagonally. Mount one triangle of each on the base triangle, angling slightly as shown. (Tip: Save the remaining three triangles to make an embellishment for another corner on the layout.) Step 3: Using the Oak Tree Punch, punch three trees from wood grain designer paper and three from leaves texture paper. Trim out the foliage from the green trees and mount on the brown trees. Adhere to the corner with Foam Squares along with a sticker title. Which of these Oak Tree Punch ideas do you like most? And how are you celebrating Earth Day this year? "," Every year on the 22nd of April, many people across the globe celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. And in homage to this day, we thought it would be fitting to have some projects using the Oak Tree Punch AND to have a #2022EarthDay challenge (which was posted in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!) And if you'd like to see what efforts CM is taking to reduce our carbon f","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Deep in the Woods Collection, earth day, outdoors, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Totally Tonal Hues","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/OakTreePunch_TotallyTonal_600x600_text.jpg,74545 "Pair Tonal Scrapbooking Supplies With CM Collections For In Tandem Creativity","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-21 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/21/pair-tonal-scrapbooking-supplies-with-cm-collections-for-in-tandem-creativity/," The Totally Tonal Hues are in total tandem with any CM collection! Their shades span the whole spectrum — light, dark and tones in between — and can coincide with any themed layout, from everyday moments to milestone moments. Ready to see how? Well, take a peek at blog contributor Krislyn Mattei’s ideas for how you can combine your beloved Creative Memories’ collections with tonal scrapbooking supplies for endless options and creative possibilities! Krislyn’s Inspiration Don't you just love options? You get plenty of them when you supplement your beloved collections with the Totally Tonal papers and stickers! I created a two-page Welcome Home layout, adding the Totally Tonal Blue Hues to accentuate the blue tones and textures. Using the same layout design, I swapped the blues for greens — pairing the Endless Meadows collection with the Totally Tonal Green Hues for a dewy and dreamy spring layout. Totally Tonal Blues Hues + Welcome Home Collection Layout To create these layouts you'll need: Totally Tonal Blue Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)  — Paper Pack sold out (Replace with other Welcome Home papers OR the Totally Tonal Blue & Green Duo Paper PackWelcome Home Paper Pack, Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack, Variety Mat Pack, Embellishments and Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blue & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Embossed Hexagon Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use White Solid Cardstock or White Refill Pages as the bases for this two-page layout. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 12"" piece of Welcome Home ditsy floral designer paper at 7"", giving you 7"" x 12"" and 5"" x 12"" pieces. Adhere the 7"" x 12"" piece on the left side and the 5"" x 12"" piece on the right side of the layout as shown. Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of Totally Tonal Blue Hues woven paper and adhere it on the left edge of the layout. Cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of the same woven paper and adhere it on the right edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of White Solid Cardstock. With the Embossed Hexagon Punch, punch from various Totally Tonal Blue Hues papers and Welcome Home tonal papers. Adhere along the cardstock strip as shown and mount on the left side of the layout. Adhere Totally Tonal Blue Hues stickers along the left and right sides of the layout. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with White Solid Cardstock. Punch six hexagons with Totally Tonal Blue Hues papers and six with White Solid Cardstock. Adhere the blue hexagons on the circle to form a ""flower."" Adhere the white hexagons behind the blue hexagons to form a large hexagon shape. Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with Welcome Home terra cotta small triangles tonal paper. Adhere on the flower shape. Top with a sticker. Step 5: Cut three 4"" x 6"" photo mats with White Solid Cardstock and top with one horizontal photo and two vertical photos, cropped slightly. Cut four 3"" x 4"" photo mats with Blue Solid Cardstock and top with three photos and one variety mat, each cropped to 2-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Step 6: Add stickers and embellishments. Journal as desired. Variation: Totally Tonal Green Hues + Endless Meadows Collection To create this layout, substitute the following: Totally Tonal Green Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Paper Pack, Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack, Variety Mat Pack, Embellishments, Border Stickers and Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Five Leaf Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) To create the wreath: Using the inside edge of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with White Solid Cardstock. With the Five Leaf Punch, punch 10 leaves with a variety of Totally Tonal Green Hues papers. Layer and adhere them around the circle. Next, I saddled up the Totally Tonal Sepia Hues with the Wide Open Spaces collection and created a new layout that makes a statement with stripes of rich brown tones and a border to give it a Western feel. Finally, using the same layout design, I traded the sepia hues for shades of black and gray to fly with the Wanderlust collection and a more sophisticated look. Totally Tonal Sepia Hues + Wide Open Places Layout To create these layouts you'll need: Totally Tonal Sepia Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Paper Pack, Variety Mat Pack and Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Hot Fudge & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Field Fence Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use two pieces of cardstock (any hue) or refill pages as the bases for this two-page layout. Step 2: Cut two 6"" x 8"" pieces of Wide Open Places red paisley bandana designer paper and adhere to the inner layout as shown. Cut two 6"" x 8"" pieces of Wide Open Places floral cowboy shirt designer paper and adhere to the outer layout, next to the red paisley bandana pieces. Cut two 12"" x 1/2"" strips of Wide Open Places teal plaid designer paper and adhere across the bottom of the layout. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 4"" piece of cardstock (any hue). Cut 16 3/4"" x 4"" strips of various Totally Tonal Sepia Hues papers. Adhere side by side along the cardstock. Cut the piece into four 12"" x 1"" strips. Adhere two strips along the bottom of the red paisley bandana and floral cowboy shirt pieces. Adhere the other two strips above the teal plaid strips along the bottom. Cut two 3/4"" x 12"" strips of Totally Tonal Sepia Hues triangles paper and adhere on the outer edges of the layout. Step 4: Cut two 12"" x 1-1/2"" strips of Wide Open Places light teal dainty florals designer paper. With the Field Fence Border Punch, punch two borders with Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Adhere the borders on the strips and mount on the layout between the strip borders. Step 5: Cut two 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" mats with Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock and adhere on the red paisley bandana pieces. Adhere a variety mat journal box on one. Cut a 4"" x 6"" piece of Wide Open Places light teal dainty florals designer paper and adhere on the other. Crop a photo to 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" and mount on top. Cut four 5"" x 3-1/2"" photo mats with Wide Open Places teal plaid designer paper and adhere to the sides of the layout as shown. Top with four 4-3/4"" x 3-1/4"" photos. Step 6: Cut a border sticker in half and place on either side of the border. Top with additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. Variation: Totally Tonal Neutral Hues + Wanderlust Collection To create this layout, substitute the following: Totally Tonal Neutral Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Paper Pack, Variety Mat Pack, Embellishments and Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Use the Photography Chain BMC instead of the Field Fence Border Punch. What combination do you like most? Please share your tonal scrapbooking ideas in the comments! "," The Totally Tonal Hues are in total tandem with any CM collection! Their shades span the whole spectrum — light, dark and tones in between — and can coincide with any themed layout, from everyday moments to milestone moments. Ready to see how? Well, take a peek at blog contributor Krislyn Mattei’s ideas for how you can combine your beloved Creative Memories’ collections with tonal scrapbooking supplies for endless opt","Border Ideas, Border Maker System, Embossed Hexagon Punch, Endless Meadows Collection, Field Fence Border Punch, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Totally Tonal, Wanderlust Collection, Welcome Home Collection, Wide Open Places Collection","Border Ideas,New Products,Page Layout Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Tools & Techniques,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/IMG_5152.jpg,74335 "Awaken Your Senses: Spring Scrapbook Layout With The NSD 2022 Collection","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-20 16:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/20/awaken-your-senses-spring-scrapbook-layout-with-the-nsd-2022-collection/," Spring is a time of renewed senses. Sure, wintertime is great with flurries of fun, brisk adventures and snow that sparkles like diamonds, but springtime is a whole different ballpark that we love! You can open your windows and let the fresh air whoosh with inviting warmth through your home. You can hear the birds happily chirping songs and serenades and can see an abundance of too-cute baby rabbits and ducklings. Nature dons new attire, from the blanketing, luscious green grass to itty-bitty tree buds, and perfumes scents of earthy rain (aka petrichor) and the fresh sweetness of roses, lilacs, honeysuckles and more. Well, if your senses are awakened and ready for the season, then tap into this fresh start by creating this spring scrapbook layout! Psst! If you would like to attend an NSD event (virtual, in-person or hybrid events), you can connect with an Advisor near you using our handy Advisor Locator search on the website. US | CA | AU To create this layout you will need: Garden Friends Paper Pack — Sold outReplace with NSD 2022 Project Recipe™ Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) OR Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Mini Pack Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of cream woven paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut 8-3/4"" x 2-1/8"" strips with blue stripes, bees and florals, golden yellow honeycomb and green plaid papers. Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle off of just one end of each piece. Adhere to the layout, spacing evenly and leaving a 1/2"" edge around three sides. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut circles with golden yellow honeycomb, green plaid, scattered ladybugs and light blue triangles papers. Adhere to the layout as shown. Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and first the Blue Blade, then the Green Blade, cut four rings with White Solid Cardstock. Adhere the circles and rings together. Step 4: Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" and mat with two 4"" x 6"" pieces of light blue gingham paper. Mount on the layout. Step 5: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with blue stripes paper. Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from a photo. Mount on the blue stripes circle. Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade first, then the Red Blade, cut a ring with White Solid Cardstock. Adhere around the photo. Mount on the layout. Step 6: Add embellishments and journal as desired. What do you like most about springtime? Do you have any activities you love to do during this time of year? And what do you think of this spring scrapbook layout with the NSD 2022 collection? Share, share and share some more! "," Spring is a time of renewed senses. Sure, wintertime is great with flurries of fun, brisk adventures and snow that sparkles like diamonds, but springtime is a whole different ballpark that we love! You can open your windows and let the fresh air whoosh with inviting warmth through your home. You can hear the birds happily chirping songs and serenades and can see an abundance of too-cute baby rabbits and ducklings. Nature dons","NSD, NSD 2022 Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Spring, Spring Layout","NSD,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/NSD2022_GardenFriendsLayout_1080x1080.jpg,73385 "3 Project Ideas Using The Dollop Arch Frame Punch",melissaullmann,"2022-04-19 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/19/3-project-ideas-using-the-dollop-arch-frame-punch/," A scrapbook border can really add that WOW factor or finishing touch to your projects and layouts. What’s even better is when the tool used to create those enticing elements can actually act as a two-in-one item — not just making borders, but also frames! Yes, it’s true and possible with CM’s frame punches! The recent Dollop Arch Frame Punch allows you to create borders and frames, dotting your creations with two delightfully dolloped arches. Want to see it in action? Then check out these ideas — one DIY card and two scrapbook borders — that shows off its design duality. To create these borders and card, you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dollop Arch Frame Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Dollop Arch Frame Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/FqSIQjCq9ec You Make Life Wonderful Card Step 1: Use a card from the Black Card Kit for the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of dusted blue scattered leaves designer paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Cut a piece of charcoal polka dots tonal paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Punch the sides of this piece using the Dollop Arch Frame Punch. Cut in half, adhering to the edges of the dusted blue paper with the dollop arches on the inside. Step 4: Cut two pieces of maroon vintage foliage tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1/8"". Glue ends together using Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Use this piece to lace through the arches as shown. Step 5: Cut two pieces of mustard ornate damask tonal paper to measure 1/2"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere along the edges of the charcoal polka dots paper. Step 6: Cut two pieces of maroon vintage foliage tonal paper to measure 1/2"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere along the previous mustard ornate damask pieces. Step 7: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares for added dimension. Our Story Documented Border Step 1: Cut a piece of woodgrain designer paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"". Use this as the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece of maroon tiled mosaic designer paper to measure 12"" x 4"". Use the Dollop Arch Frame Punch along all sides of the paper. Adhere to the base. Step 3: Cut a piece of houndstooth tonal paper to measure 9-1/2"" x 1-1/2"". Round all four corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Adhere to the border. Step 4: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 5: Cut a strip of charcoal polka dots tonal paper that is 1/4"" wide. Adhere along the ends of the border. Memories Border Step 1: Cut a piece from the maroon tiled mosaic designer paper to measure 12"" x 2-1/2"". Use this piece as the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a piece from charcoal polka dots tonal paper to measure 12"" x 2"". Adhere to the border. Step 3: Cut three pieces of different papers to measure 4"" x 4"". Punch around all four sides with the Dollop Arch Frame Punch. Adhere to the border. Step 4: Adhere a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of houndstooth tonal paper across the top of the previous pieces. Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the border, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Which of these projects do you like most using the Dollop Arch Frame Punch? Have you ever made borders AND frames using a CM frame punch? Share your thoughts, ideas and innovations with us! "," A scrapbook border can really add that WOW factor or finishing touch to your projects and layouts. What’s even better is when the tool used to create those enticing elements can actually act as a two-in-one item — not just making borders, but also frames! Yes, it’s true and possible with CM’s frame punches! The recent Dollop Arch Frame Punch allows you to create borders and frames, dotting your creations with two deli","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Family, family memories, Frame Punch, Heritage, Our Moments Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Tool Technique","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Heritage,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/DollopArchFramePunch_1920x1080.jpg,74513 "Take On The #2022AprilBONUS Challenge: Tap Into Terrific Textures","Creative Memories","2022-04-18 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/18/take-on-the-2022aprilbonus-challenge-tap-into-terrific-textures/," Who's ready to dive into a solid foundation for terrific layouts? We hope you are, because latest promo is underway! For a limited time, you can earn up to two exclusive gift bundles with qualifying orders — one paves creativity and a lasting impression with its bounty of brick designs, while the other perfectly pools together possibilities with its water waves and ripples motif — both are tempting with eye-catching, photographic textures! See for yourself and get more more details: US | CA | AU And you know what this means — our #2022AprilBONUS challenge is ready and waiting for YOU to take on these textures for your own albums (and the opportunity to win prizes!) Get the ins and outs of this challenge down below — we can't wait to see what you make! EARN EXCLUSIVE GIFT BUNDLES FREE! #2022AprilBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has TWO sketches with example completed layouts using products in the limited-time bundles! How to Participate: Review the two sketches below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout(s) using whatever products you have on-hand; you do not need to use the promo bundles to be eligible to win. Complete as many challenges as you wish, but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win!Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, May 8, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 9 May at 2:59pm AET) with hashtag #2022AprilBONUS1 or #2022AprilBONUS2 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 6 lucky winners total — 2 winners per sketch, PLUS 2 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the limited time bundles.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, May 12, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 2 participants for each sketch, PLUS 2 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the promo bundle(s). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, May 12, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #2022AprilBONUS1 Promo product used: Building Bricks | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #2022AprilBONUS2 Promo product used: Weaving Waves | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Remember, you have until Sunday, May 8, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 9 May at 2:59pm AET) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2022AprilBONUS1 and/or #2022AprilBONUS2) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022AprilBONUS1 Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Building Bricks Bundle — Exclusive in the spend/get promotionBlack Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of black bricks texture paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Position a piece of tan bricks texture paper in the Building Bricks Border Punch so that the top-right corner is aligned at the black mark on the right side of the punch (with the punch facing toward you). Punch, then slide the paper to the right until the punched part covers the same design on the punch body. Punch once more. Remove the paper and rotate it so the punched part is on your left. Gently pull the punched part out of the way of the punch and insert the edge of the paper into the punch so that the edge aligns with the black mark on the left side of the punch. Punch twice and remove the paper. Trim off the tiny triangle pieces that remain. Rotate the paper to the opposite corner and repeat. Adhere on top of the base. Step 3: Cut a 8-3/4"" x 8-3/4"" piece of red bricks paper and mount to the middle of the layout. Step 4: Cut a 4” x 4” piece of Black Solid Cardstock and mount a 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photo on top. Crop another photo to 4"" x 4"". Mount those, along with a 4"" x 6"" photo, on the layout as shown. Step 5: Cut a 4"" x 1-3/4"" piece of Black Solid Cardstock. Cut a ""V"" from one long side and mount the piece over the top edge of the 4"" x 6"" photo as shown. Adhere a White Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers title on the piece. Add stars stickers using Foam Squares. Step 6: Journal as desired around the red bricks square. Instructions for #2022AprilBONUS2 Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Weaving Waves Bundle — Exclusive in the spend/get promotionWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of aqua-blue water texture paper as the base for this layout. Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to 11"" x 11"" and mount on the base. Step 2: Using the Weaving Waves Border Punch, punch borders with different waves texture papers. Using scissors, trim to various sizes and adhere to the layout as shown. Step 3: Cut two 5-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" pieces of navy blue ripples texture paper and mount two 5"" x 4"" photos on them. Adhere to the layout. Step 4: Add a title with the Black Sans Serif and Script ABC/124 Letter Stickers. Journal as desired. Remember, if you want all the details on the promotion, visit: US | CA | AU. Have fun! "," Who's ready to dive into a solid foundation for terrific layouts? We hope you are, because latest promo is underway! For a limited time, you can earn up to two exclusive gift bundles with qualifying orders — one paves creativity and a lasting impression with its bounty of brick designs, while the other perfectly pools together possibilities with its water waves and ripples motif — both are tempting with eye-catching, phot","#BONUS Challenge, Christmas scrapbook layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/BuildingBricks_WeavingWaves_Promo_1920x1080.jpg,75044 "Sketch Round-Up April 4-17","Creative Memories","2022-04-17 14:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/17/sketch-round-up-april-4-17/," What adventures and happenings have you enjoyed recently? Family get-togethers? Buying a new house? Birthday parties? Day trips hiking with friends? Or even simple moments at home playing with your pets or trying out new recipes? No matter the occasion, there's always a reason to capture in-the-moment memories! Which of these four sketches will inspire your next preservation project? Sketch #1 Family comes first, so first on the docket is this stunning layout with Our Moments products! Click here to see how to make it yourself! Sketch #2 Align a layout with ease (and extra smiles!) in a snap by following along with this blog post. Sketch #3 Cheerful, playful, vibrant — check, check and check! Make this pretty project by simply clicking on this link! Sketch #4 Oh, here's another good one! But hold onto your seats — it'll be coming to the blog soon! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? May we suggest you block out your calendar for the May Virtual Crop, happening May 13-14 (AU 14-15 May). It'll be full of innovative sketches, community connections and even some pretty cool prizes. All you have to do is join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page (if you haven't already!) and share with other creators so they are in the know! "," What adventures and happenings have you enjoyed recently? Family get-togethers? Buying a new house? Birthday parties? Day trips hiking with friends? Or even simple moments at home playing with your pets or trying out new recipes? No matter the occasion, there's always a reason to capture in-the-moment memories! Which of these four sketches will inspire your next preservation project? Sketch #1 Family come","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,74975 "Hop To It With This Easter Bunny Scrapbooking Layout","Kylie Kingham","2022-04-15 13:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/15/hop-to-it-with-this-easter-bunny-scrapbooking-layout/," Hippity-hoppity, Easter’s on its way!Yes, indeed — the day of bright- and pastel-hued eggs, brunch with family, woven baskets aplenty and kiddos loving on all the chocolate candies or money-filled plastic shells that a fluffy, magical creature left behind is this weekend! Religious scriptures make no mention of a long-eared, puffy-tailed animal who hides eggs on Easter Sunday, but nevertheless, the Easter Bunny is a prominent and beloved symbol of this springtime occasion. Well, blog contributor Kylie Kingham is hoppy about this egg-citing day, so she made a bunny scrapbooking layout that has us all ears! Kylie’s Inspiration The pastel tones and floral themes of the Endless Meadows collection were the driving inspiration for my Easter-themed layout. They had me envisioning rolling meadows with the scent of fresh flowerbeds and cute little bunnies hopping by! I wanted to create a page that would help document my beloved Easter egg hunt or spring memories. To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wildflowers Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle, Oval & Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Trim a piece of designer paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere over a contrasting piece of 12x12 paper. (Tip: You can remove the middle of the base sheet to conserve paper if you prefer.) Step 2: With the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch once from grass designer paper. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, trim away the border to measure around 1-3/4"" wide. Trim 1/2"" from the length of the strip also. Repeat this exact process from a shrubbery designer paper. Adhere the grass border over the top of the shrubbery border at the base of the page, making sure the shrubbery border sits a fraction higher. Add a wavy border sticker over the top. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut six circles from honey yellow texture designer paper with the Green Blade. Cut another six from a different contrasting paper (here we used lavender sprigs tonal paper), only this time using the Red Blade on the inside edge. Adhere each smaller circle on top of the larger and create an ""Easter"" title by using the White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Adhere with Foam Squares over the punched border for added dimension. Step 4: To create the bunny: Using the small heart Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern, cut two hearts from diamond grid designer paper with the Red Blade. Cut one heart in half with scissors and carefully round off the square corners from both pieces. (Set the other heart aside for the head.) From lavender florals designer paper, cut another heart and cut it in half. Using scissors, carefully trim away any square corners as well as trimming down one side of each to make them slightly smaller than the first two halves cut. Adhere each smaller half over the top of the larger making sure the top curved edge is approximately 1"" down from the top edge of the larger halves. Trim away any overhang from the pointy end on both, to produce two ""ears."" Turn the remaining full heart upside down and adhere both ears behind at the top.From White Solid Cardstock trim a strip of paper to measure 3/4"" wide and from that trim two pieces to measure 1-1/2"" long. Adhere these as ""teeth"" to the bottom-middle of the curve for the bunny’s head.Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut two circles from White Solid Cardstock with the Green Blade. Adhere these with Foam Squares as the ""snout"" of the bunny.Next, trim two ovals from the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade. Adhere these as ""eyes."" Cut two ovals from the same template on the inside edge with the Blue Blade from Black Solid Cardstock. Adhere these as ""pupils."" Trim three very, very thin strips from contrasting paper (here we used honey yellow stripes tonal paper) to around 4"" long each. Adhere these as whiskers to the face with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Using the heart punch from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch one heart from the same paper and adhere as a ""nose"" over the top of the whiskers. As an extra feature, punch four crescent moon shapes from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and adhere as ""eyelashes.""From the same paper as the bunny’s head, trim four circles from the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade. Set these aside for now. Step 5: Cut two photo mats (here we used darker shrubbery designer paper) to measure 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and adhere to the page. Adhere photos over the mats. (We have paper as placeholders for now.) Step 6: Take the bunny and without adhering it, line it up above one photo. Take the four circles set aside from the previous step and adhere two on both sides of the bunny’s head, over the top of the photo as ""paws."" Add Foam Squares to the bunny and adhere in place for added dimension. Step 7: Finish the page by adding a journal card and extra embellishments. What do you like about this Easter scrapbooking layout (and extra-cute bunny scrapbooking idea)? How are you celebrating this springtime occasion? Share your thoughts, ideas and special sentiments to us and others down below! Happy Easter, every-bunny! Want even more Easter projects to try out? Then check out these egg-stremely awesome Easter scrapbook ideas! "," Hippity-hoppity, Easter’s on its way!Yes, indeed — the day of bright- and pastel-hued eggs, brunch with family, woven baskets aplenty and kiddos loving on all the chocolate candies or money-filled plastic shells that a fluffy, magical creature left behind is this weekend! Religious scriptures make no mention of a long-eared, puffy-tailed animal who hides eggs on Easter Sunday, but nevertheless, the Easter Bunny is a promi","Easter, Endless Meadows Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Tool Technique","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Easter-Bunny-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories1.jpg,74913 "Buzzin' With Detail: Bee Scrapbook Ideas With The NSD 2022 Collection","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-14 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/14/buzzin-with-detail-bee-scrapbook-ideas-with-the-nsd-2022-collection/," Sweet as can bee! Buzz-worthy project ideas! Do your own sting! Hive-five designs! It's all here (and more!) with the NSD 2022 collection and coordinating Bumblebee Punch! See for yourself with these bee scrapbook ideas, and imagine what other themes (flying kites, visiting farmers' markets, gardening, nature walks and more!) that you can dream up that will scream ""Spring has sprung!"" Psst! If you would like to attend an NSD event (virtual, in-person or hybrid events), you can connect with an Advisor near you using our handy Advisor Locator search on the website. US | CA | AU To create these borders and card, you will need: NSD 2022 Project Recipe™ Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Laser Cut Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Mini Pack Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD Cardstock Sampler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Garden Friends Paper Pack — Sold outCardstock (and shade of green) (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bumblebee Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning SeptemberCustom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Wave, Scallop & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil Check out the whole NSD 2022 collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/qu8Gbk9R7M4 Swing into Spring Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip of green bird tracks paper for the base. Cut an 11-1/2"" x 2-3/4"" strip of beige honeycomb paper and adhere on the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of blue woven paper. Insert the Bumblebee Punch so that the edge of the punch is aligned with the edge of the paper. Punch. Rotate the paper so that you’re punching from the opposite side. Position the paper in the punch so that you see just half of the previous punch shape. Punch. Repeat across the strip until you have punched seven total times. Trim the ends of the strip so that it measures 11-1/4"". Mount on the border. (Save the bumblebees for a future project, like the card below.) Step 3: Punch seven bumblebees from Light Blue, Blue and Dark Green Solid Cardstocks. Adhere in the spaces on the border. Step 4: Adhere a floral laser-cut border and additional embellishments as desired. Hello! Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of blue woven paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of green cardstock (any shade) and mount on top. Step 2: Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of bees and florals paper. Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut out five circles at regular intervals (one will be covered up). Adhere to the border. Step 3: With the Bumblebee Punch, punch four bumblebees with Navy Solid Cardstock. Cut out small pieces of Goldenrod Solid Cardstock and adhere behind the bumblebee bodies. Adhere to the border using Foam Squares. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with Navy Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the border. Trace the ""Hello!"" layered embellishment on Goldenrod Solid Cardstock. Cut out using Micro-Tip Scissors. Adhere to the border. Hello, Sunshine! Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" piece of green bird tracks paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 4"" piece of wispy clouds paper and adhere on top. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a 5-1/4"" x 1-3/8"" strip of golden yellow honeycomb paper and adhere to the middle of the card. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 1"" strip of plaid paper and mount on the strip. Cut a 5-1/4"" segment of the circles laser-cut border and adhere on top. Step 4: With the Bumblebee Punch, punch five bumblebees with blue woven paper. Adhere to the border. Step 5: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with blue woven paper. Adhere the “Hello, sunshine!” sticker on top. Mount on the card using Foam Squares for added dimension. Are you ready to get to bees-ness with these bee scrapbook ideas? Are you loving the bee theme of this year's NSD 2022 collection? Tell us your thoughts on the NSD collection and tools, events near you and more! "," Sweet as can bee! Buzz-worthy project ideas! Do your own sting! Hive-five designs! It's all here (and more!) with the NSD 2022 collection and coordinating Bumblebee Punch! See for yourself with these bee scrapbook ideas, and imagine what other themes (flying kites, visiting farmers' markets, gardening, nature walks and more!) that you can dream up that will scream ""Spring has sprung!"" Psst! If you would like to attend","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, NSD, NSD 2022 Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Spring","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,NSD,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/BumblebeePunch_1920x1080-1.jpg,73375 "Be Silly And Sassy With This Girl Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-13 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/13/be-silly-and-sassy-with-this-girl-scrapbook-layout/," ""Oh, girls, they want to have fun!""And YOU can have fun with your daughter, niece, li'l sister, granddaughter and more with the Super Duper Girl collection. This cheerful-and-vibrant-as-she-is collection was a hit in 2018 and is back by popular demand! Even more so, the tonal paper pack, which was originally 8x8, is now in a 12x12 size! It's perfect for the kiddos flaunting their inner princess, birthday and pizza parties, dance recitals, gymnastics competitions, school days and other adventures worth remembering (Psst, it's also good for girls' day outings or weekend getaways with your own best friends!) See how silly and sassy your scrapbooking skills will get with this girl scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Super Duper Girl Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Super Duper Girl Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a closer look at the Super Duper Girl collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/04meVxakfNg Step 1: Use a piece of notebook ruled paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 9-3/4"" x 8"" piece of pink polka dots paper and adhere to the layout, about 1-1/4"" from the top and flush with the left edge. Cut a 9-3/4"" x 1"" strip of purple swirlies paper and tuck it below the pink piece as shown. Step 3: Cut eight 1"" x 2"" pieces with various papers. Round two corners of each piece (2"" side). Layer and adhere as shown to the right of the pink and purple pieces. Step 4: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" strip of cool teal crowns paper. Punch one short end using the 3-in-1 Bevel Tag Punch. Using scissors, cut a V in the other short end. Adhere to the layout at an angle. Cut three 2-1/4"" squares of lightning bright yellow layered chevrons paper. Crop three photos to 2"" x 2"" and round the corners. Mount on the lightning bright yellow squares. Then mount the squares on the tag along with a “Don’t grow up...” sticker. Step 5: Cut (1) 5-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and (1) 4-1/4"" x 5-3/4"" pieces of purple swirlies paper. Mount (1) 5"" x 4"" and (1) 4"" x 5-1/2"" photos on top, respectively. Adhere to the layout. Step 6: Add additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired on the notebook ruled paper with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. What fun-tastic memories would you show off on this girl scrapbook layout idea? Would you make it with your bestie? "," ""Oh, girls, they want to have fun!""And YOU can have fun with your daughter, niece, li'l sister, granddaughter and more with the Super Duper Girl collection. This cheerful-and-vibrant-as-she-is collection was a hit in 2018 and is back by popular demand! Even more so, the tonal paper pack, which was originally 8x8, is now in a 12x12 size! It's perfect for the kiddos flaunting their inner princess, birthday and pizza parties, da","Creative Memories, Girls, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Super Duper Collection, Tag Punch","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/SuperDuperGirl_1920x1080.jpg,74549 "Care For Your Kin With This Family Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-04-12 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/12/care-for-your-kin-with-this-family-scrapbook-layout/," What do you like to do with your family? Host game nights? Cook and eat meals together? Enjoy weeklong vacations? Attend reunions with far-away or near-and-dear relatives? Partake in sporting or music events? No matter what activities or hobbies you do with your family, spending quality time with others is a great way to show how much you care. Speaking of care, show a bit of bonding, love and admiration for your go-to group with this family scrapbook layout. To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the charcoal bricks designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut 24 pieces of various papers to measure 1"" x 2"". Adhere 12 pieces vertically along the top edge of the layout and 12 pieces vertically along the bottom edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut three photo mats to measure (1) 3-3/4"" x 4-1/4"" and (2) 3-3/4"" x 6-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Cut photos to measure (1) 3-1/2"" x 4"" and (2) 3-1/2"" x 6"". Step 4: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 5: Cut 1/2"" strips, in varying lengths, and adhere below the middle photo to journal on. Journal as desired with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. What do you like most about this family scrapbook layout? The dazzling patterns of the papers? The small final touches and embellishments? Tell us in the comments below! "," What do you like to do with your family? Host game nights? Cook and eat meals together? Enjoy weeklong vacations? Attend reunions with far-away or near-and-dear relatives? Partake in sporting or music events? No matter what activities or hobbies you do with your family, spending quality time with others is a great way to show how much you care. Speaking of care, show a bit of bonding, love and admiration for your go-to group ","Dad, Family, family memories, Heritage, Kids, Our Moments Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Heritage,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/OurMoments_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,74479 "Highlight With Humble Hues: Tonal Papers and Stickers Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-04-11 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/11/highlight-with-humble-hues-tonal-papers-and-stickers-layout/," They were tone-ally amazing then, and they’re tone-ally amazing NOW! What is it, you ask? The Totally Tonal collection, that’s what! We introduced you to the collection last quarter, but with it being Q2, that meant a fresh and fun batch of tonal scrapbooking supplies hit the CM scene. This go-around, give a humble and hue-tiful “Hello!” to the Totally Tonal Hues in various shades of blue, green, neutral and sepia. They’re perfect for layouts of any type, from everyday moments to milestone memories. And right now, when you purchase Q2 Totally Tonal Hues products OR Q1 Totally Tonal Duos products, you can earn Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Sticker FREE! (Hint: We just had a blog post on the Prismatic 2 products last week!) For promo details: US | CA | AU Let's get to creating with the perfectly pretty pigments of the Totally Tonal Hues products with this tonal papers and stickers layout! Enjoy! To create this layout you will need: Totally Tonal Blue Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Green Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Sepia Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Neutral Hues Paper Pack and Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of cardstock (or a refill page) as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of paper from each of the Totally Tonal Hues Paper Packs. Adhere on the base. Add two border stickers from each of the Totally Tonal Hues Border Stickers pack and adhere along the bottom of each paper strip. Step 3: Using the Custom Cutting System and Circle Patterns, cut half-circles from each of the Totally Tonal Hues Paper Packs. Cut three half-circles using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, two half-circles using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade and three half-circles using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade. Adhere half-circles along the edges of the strips as shown. Step 4: Cut two 4"" x 5-1/2"" mats with Totally Tonal Blue Hues woven jeans paper. Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 5"" and mount on the mats. Adhere on the layout. Step 5: Journal as desired. What do you think of these tonal papers and stickers layout? Which of the four hues are you most admiring? Share your thoughts and ideas with us and others! LAST CHANCE FOR THE TOTALLY TONAL HUES BUFFET  Time is running out — you only have until TOMORROW to earn Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Stickers FREE with the purchase of any assortment of 8+ Q2 Totally Tonal Hues products OR Q1 Totally Tonal Duos products! A friendly reminder that Totally Tonal Hues will still be available for purchase after the promo ends, but the free products — featuring unique cutting guides on the back of the paper pack — will no longer be available. So if you want these free gifts, you won't want to wait! Again, for full promo details, visit: US | CA | AU "," They were tone-ally amazing then, and they’re tone-ally amazing NOW! What is it, you ask? The Totally Tonal collection, that’s what! We introduced you to the collection last quarter, but with it being Q2, that meant a fresh and fun batch of tonal scrapbooking supplies hit the CM scene. This go-around, give a humble and hue-tiful “Hello!” to the Totally Tonal Hues in various shades of blue, green, neutral and sepia.","Page Layout, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Totally Tonal, Totally Tonal Hues","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Q2TotallyTonalBuffet_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,74517 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-04-09 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/09/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-8/," Saturday, April 9: 1pm CT Five challenges down, but only ONE to go! (Where did the time go?!) This April Virtual Crop has been fantastic. But even though we’re embarking on Challenge #6, don’t forget you have until Sunday, April 10, at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as you want. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, April 14, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Krislyn Mattei – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Lullaby Lane or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, April 9: 1pm CT Five challenges down, but only ONE to go! (Where did the time go?!) This April Virtual Crop has been fantastic. But even though we’re embarking on Challenge #6, don’t forget you have until Sunday, April 10, at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as you want. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and h",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/LullabyLane_Layout4_1080x1080.jpg,74814 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-04-09 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/09/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-8/," Saturday, April 9: 11am, 1pm CT You are ALL amazing — caring comments, beautiful layouts, community connections. It’s all here, and we thank you for that! Keep it up with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, April 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Get tips and techniques for this sketch with CM Advisor Deb Domack! https://youtu.be/uBGK4B97NXU Created by Deb Domack – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Our Moments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brené Brown "," Saturday, April 9: 11am, 1pm CT You are ALL amazing — caring comments, beautiful layouts, community connections. It’s all here, and we thank you for that! Keep it up with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant i",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FinalLayout_Sketch5_retouched.jpg,74785 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-04-09 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/09/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-8/," Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Ahh, what a beautiful day… for crafting, that is! Today marks the second day of the April Virtual Crop, and we hope you're ready for it. Well, show us what you’ve got with Challenge #4! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, April 14, at noon CT. Created by Robyn Collins – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Wide Open Places or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch from Advisor Robyn Collins! Collection Used: Wide Open Places or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity never goes out of style."" "," Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Ahh, what a beautiful day… for crafting, that is! Today marks the second day of the April Virtual Crop, and we hope you're ready for it. Well, show us what you’ve got with Challenge #4! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack wi",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FinalLayout_Sketch4_retouched.jpg,74770 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-04-08 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/08/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-8/," Friday, April 8: 5pm CT | Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We might be biased, but this has been one of the BEST Virtual Crops yet! Reminder: This is the last challenge for today (and it's a great one!), but make sure to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow because that’s when the second day of this month’s Virtual Crop will begin! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, April 14, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Welcome Home or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, April 8: 5pm CT | Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We might be biased, but this has been one of the BEST Virtual Crops yet! Reminder: This is the last challenge for today (and it's a great one!), but make sure to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow because that’s when the second day of this month’s Virtual Crop will begin! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops he",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/WelcomeHome_Layout2_1080x1080.jpg,74800 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-04-08 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/08/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-8/," Friday, April 8: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Holy smokes! We can tell this Virtual Crop is gonna be a good time! Let’s keep it going with the next sketch… here we go with Challenge #2! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, April 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tips and inspiration for this sketch with CM Advisor Lynda Gorrie! https://youtu.be/Z2SieH-DvgM Created by Lynda Gorrie – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: International Travel — Mexico Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, April 8: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Holy smokes! We can tell this Virtual Crop is gonna be a good time! Let’s keep it going with the next sketch… here we go with Challenge #2! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded t",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Sketch2_FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,74757 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-04-08 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/08/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-7/," Friday, April 8: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The second weekend of April is here — do you know what time it is? Why, the next Virtual Crop, that is! Gather your supplies and get ready, for Challenge #1 is underway! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, April 14, at noon CT. Created by Beverly Musch – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Our Moments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch from Advisor Beverly Musch! Collection Used: Our Moments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)› https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, April 8: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, April 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The second weekend of April is here — do you know what time it is? Why, the next Virtual Crop, that is! Gather your supplies and get ready, for Challenge #1 is underway! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474-1.jpg,74714 "Pruned To Perfection: Vines Borders and DIY Card For Scrapbooking",melissaullmann,"2022-04-07 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/07/pruned-to-perfection-vines-borders-and-diy-card-for-scrapbooking/," Clinging, twining and sprawling vines give an old-time fairytale look (as well as organic and eye-catching accents!) to many homes, doorways, landscapes and gardens. And if you want to intertwine your photos and layouts together with this ornamental appeal, then stem your scrapbooking toward the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge! See how this vine-of-the-times tool can do just that by making these vines borders and DIY card for scrapbooking! To create these borders and card, you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Border Maker System with Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Victorian Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/RY56f1_Yf1s You Make Life Wonderful Card Step 1: Use a blank card from the Blank Card Kit as the base. Step 2: Cut a piece from the maroon tiled mosaic designer paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the card. Step 3: Cut a piece of the houndstooth tonal paper to measure 3"" x 5"". Adhere to the card. Step 4: Cut a piece of charcoal bricks designer paper to measure 2-1/4"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the card. Step 5: Cut a piece of mustard leaf outline designer paper to measure 2-1/4"" x 5-1/4"". Punch both sides with the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge. Adhere to the card. Step 6: Cut a piece of umber woodgrain tonal paper to measure 3/8"" x 5-1/4"". Adhere to the front of the card. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the card for a sentiment, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. A Love Story Border Step 1: Using the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge, punch a 12"" edge of charcoal bricks designer paper, then cut at 3"". Use this as the base of the border. Step 2: Using the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge, punch a 12"" edge of mustard leaf outline designer paper, then cut at 2-1/8"". Adhere to the top of the charcoal bricks base. Step 3: Cut a strip of dusted blue diamonds tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere to the border. Step 4: Using the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge, punch a 12"" edge of maroon vintage florals designer paper, then cut at 1-1/4"". Adhere from the back bottom edge of the border. Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Love These Moments Border Step 1: Cut a piece of charcoal bricks designer paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 12"" for the base of the border. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Victorian Blade, cut a piece of dusted blue leaf scatter designer paper that is 2-1/4"" x 12"". Adhere to the border. Step 3: From the maroon tiled mosaic designer paper, cut a piece that is 4"" x 12"". Punch both of the long edges with the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge. Once punched, score each side 1"" from the edge. Fold the edges over and adhere. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut out the heart from the variety mat. Step 5: Using the inside edge of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from maroon tiled mosaic designer paper. Adhere the previous circle on top of this piece, then adhere to the border. Step 6: Adhere stickers to the border using Foam Squares for dimension. What do you think of the ornamental look from these vines borders and DIY card for scrapbooking? What sorts of themed layouts and projects would you make with this BMC (wineries, gardening, visiting botanical gardens, family portraits, etc.)? "," Clinging, twining and sprawling vines give an old-time fairytale look (as well as organic and eye-catching accents!) to many homes, doorways, landscapes and gardens. And if you want to intertwine your photos and layouts together with this ornamental appeal, then stem your scrapbooking toward the Flourish Vine Border Maker Cartridge! See how this vine-of-the-times tool can do just that by making these vines borders and DIY car","Border Ideas, Border Maker System, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FlourishVineBMC_600x600_text.jpg,74506 "This Wedding Cake Scrapbook Idea Is Really Fun-fetti To Make","Creative Memories","2022-04-06 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/06/this-wedding-cake-scrapbook-idea-is-really-fun-fetti-to-make/," Wedding cakes have their treatable roots in Ancient Rome when marriage ceremonies concluded with a not-so-sugary barley bread being broke over the bride’s head for luck and fertility. Over time, this tradition transitioned into stacked confections with sugar and frosting that we know of today, and can be as unique as the couple — from white piping that echoes the elaborate embroidery of the dress to fondant figurines, marzipan roses and real flowers. Even more so, modern edible alternatives are a trendy way to show off the couple’s personality, like donut stacks, macaron towers, mini cupcakes or cake pops, wheels of cheese, sundae bars and more. Well, today we are slicing into a more traditional approach with a classic three-tiered wedding cake scrapbook idea from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu — it's really fun-fetti to make! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Devotion Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Laser Cut Papers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Red Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Black Solid Cardstock as the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the painterly brushstrokes designer paper to measure 2"" x 2"", 3-1/2"" x 2-1/2"" and 5"" x 3"". Step 3: Cut the framing roses laser-cut paper as shown above. Step 4: Assemble the wedding cake as shown. Trim the excess piece with a scissors. Step 5: Cut “And they lived happily ever after” variety mat to measure 4"" x 3"". Step 6: Adhere mats, stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Are you whisked away by this wedding cake scrapbook layout? What type of wedding treat did you have at your reception? Share your blissful ideas in the comments below! "," Wedding cakes have their treatable roots in Ancient Rome when marriage ceremonies concluded with a not-so-sugary barley bread being broke over the bride’s head for luck and fertility. Over time, this tradition transitioned into stacked confections with sugar and frosting that we know of today, and can be as unique as the couple — from white piping that echoes the elaborate embroidery of the dress to fondant figurines, mar","Devotion Collection, Laser Cut Paper, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Wedding, Wedding Layout, Wedding Scrapbook","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Wedding",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Devotion-Wedding-Cake-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,72947 "Cutting-edge Design: Piecing Together Prismatic Paper And Stickers Layouts","Creative Memories","2022-04-05 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/05/cutting-edge-design-piecing-together-prismatic-paper-and-stickers-layouts/," Today's post is off to a hue-tiful start — for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Stickers FREE when you purchase any assortment of 8+ Totally Tonal products (including the NEW Q2 Totally Tonal Hues, as well as the Q1 Duos)! Woweee! Each quarter in 2022, we're releasing a fresh assortment of Totally Tonal paper packs (6/pk) and border stickers (3/pk) that feature trending hues and designs. When you purchase 8+ Totally Tonal products between April 4-12 (starts and ends at noon CT or while supplies last), you’ll earn exclusive Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Stickers FREE. Again, here’s what’s cool about them: The front side of each sheet in the Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Pack (6/pk) features general designs like checkers, chevrons and polka dots, and the reverse side has geometric lines you can use as cutting guides to create your own piece-ably perfect and unique layouts! And when you top it all off with the Prismatic 2 Stickers (3/pk), it's even better! For full promo details, visit: US | CA | AU To create these layouts you will need: Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Pack — Exclusive in the promotionPrismatic 2 Stickers — Exclusive in the promotionWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Pack & Stickers in the video below! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/bemsovxzpi Step 1: Use the printed lines on the papers as a cutting guide and cut all pieces. (Tip: Use the Sight Line on the trimmer to get precise cuts.) Step 2: Lay out all the pieces as shown above. Adhere the pieces to a base piece of White Solid Cardstock for each layout. Step 3: Add stickers to the layouts, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Journal as desired with a Black Dual-Tip Pen.Are you loving these Prismatic paper and stickers layouts? Tell us below and let us know if you have taken advantage of this hot promo! "," Today's post is off to a hue-tiful start — for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Prismatic 2 Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Stickers FREE when you purchase any assortment of 8+ Totally Tonal products (including the NEW Q2 Totally Tonal Hues, as well as the Q1 Duos)! Woweee! Each quarter in 2022, we're releasing a fresh assortment of Totally Tonal paper packs (6/pk) and border stickers (3/pk) that feature trending h","Page Layout, Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack, Prismatic Sticker Pack, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Totally Tonal","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Q2TotallyTonalBuffet_PrismaticPapers_Layouts_1920x1080.jpg,74584 "Blessed With The Best: Family Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-04-04 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/04/blessed-with-the-best-family-scrapbook-layout/," Every family has their own rituals, traditions, celebrations, history and unique lineage. And by documenting the stories, family trees and better-together experiences, you’re ensuring your narratives live on through your children, grandchildren and others. And there’s no better collection to get started on your heritage album (with photos of family reunions, milestone birthdays, baby news, nostalgic memories with siblings and more!) than with the brand-new Our Moments collection! Welcome home your legacies and memories with this family scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Our Moments Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Laser Cut Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Our Moments Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Our Moments collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/CkNBWhg3XZs Step 1: Use the charcoal bricks designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the white vintage designer paper to measure 11-1/4"" x 11-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Cut two pieces of maroon vintage florals tonal paper to measure 2"" x 2"". Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut in half from corner to corner to create triangles. Adhere to the corners of the white vintage paper as shown. Step 4: Cut a piece of any paper to measure 4"" x 8"". Cut eight strips to measure 4” x 1” from a variety of papers. Adhere horizontally on the previous piece of paper. Once you have the piece of paper covered with strips, then cut four 1"" strips vertically. Cut down to 7-1/4” in length. Adhere between the triangle pieces in the corners. Step 5: Cut a large variety mat in half to 3-1/4"" x 4-1/2"" and adhere in the bottom-left corner inside the strips. Step 6: Cut three photos to measure (1) 4"" x 2-3/4"", (1) 3-1/4"" x 2-3/4"" and (1) 4"" x 4-1/2"". Adhere inside the strips. Step 7: Adhere border stickers next to each of the strips, cutting off at 7-1/4"".  Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for dimension.  Step 9: Journal as desired. What are your thoughts on the latest Our Moments collection? What stories or walks down memory lane would you document on this family scrapbook layout? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section. "," Every family has their own rituals, traditions, celebrations, history and unique lineage. And by documenting the stories, family trees and better-together experiences, you’re ensuring your narratives live on through your children, grandchildren and others. And there’s no better collection to get started on your heritage album (with photos of family reunions, milestone birthdays, baby news, nostalgic memories with siblings","Family, family memories, Heritage, Our Moments Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Heritage,New Products,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/OurMoments_Collection_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,74450 "Sketch Round-Up March 21-April 3","Creative Memories","2022-04-03 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/03/sketch-round-up-march-21-april-3/," How many scrapbook pages would you guess you’ve made in your life? Just a couple dozen? Hundreds? Thousands? Even more?! Well, no matter if you’re a beginner or long-time pro, each page you scrapbook is unique and fun to make! And if you need a boost of inspiration for your 10th or 1,010th scrapbook project, then take a peek at the Sketch Round-Up and keep adding to those albums! Sketch #1 If you have country-themed photos, then this sketch is the one for you! Just click here to see how to make it yourself! Sketch #2 Sketch #2 also uses products from the Wide Open Places collection — head on over to this this blog post to see how you can corral your creativity with ease! Sketch #3 Talk about a wine-derful layout! Check out this idea from a CM blog contributor today! Sketch #4 This border sure has us feelin' dandy! Make sure you're subscribed to the blog (if you're not already!) to make sure it comes straight to your inbox! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then mark your calendars for the April Virtual Crop, happening April 8-9 (AU 9-10 April). Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page so you're in the know of what this virtual extravaganza is all about, what some of the awesome prizes are and more! "," How many scrapbook pages would you guess you’ve made in your life? Just a couple dozen? Hundreds? Thousands? Even more?! Well, no matter if you’re a beginner or long-time pro, each page you scrapbook is unique and fun to make! And if you need a boost of inspiration for your 10th or 1,010th scrapbook project, then take a peek at the Sketch Round-Up and keep adding to those albums! Sketch #1 If you have ","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,74367 "We Urgently Need Your Help!","Creative Memories","2022-04-01 07:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/04/01/we-urgently-need-your-help/," Help! Six members of our Home Office team are MISSING! If it was just one or two, we might be able to keep things up and running (for a while at least), but six? And spanning so many key departments — communications, marketing, the Advisor community, customer service... our VICE PRESIDENT for goodness sake? We can't run CM without them! We're all SO, so scared... https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/i3ambjz6zv Please, please help us find them! To join the search party, visit the CM website and search high and low for where Marnie, Lorrayne, Alison, Sarah, Amber and Susan are hiding… you'll want to look for their faces hiding in product descriptions, category pages… they could be anywhere! Your super-important mission is to find ALL 6 of them on the website and complete a short survey telling us where you found them. And when you do... There's a $200 shopping spree reward that could be yours! Simply complete the survey and tell us where you found all 6 missing team members by this Sunday, April 3, at 11:59pm CT, and you'll be eligible to win a $200 shopping spree!  Two lucky winners will receive a $200 shopping spree — winners will be chosen randomly, but to be eligible to win, you will have to have found all 6 and correctly identified where you found them on the website.  Winners will be announced on our Facebook page and in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Wednesday, April 6, at noon CT.  It's important that we find all 6 because without them, how can YOU... Get answers to your questions on our Facebook Groups without Marnie?(Communications)Marnie was hiding in the Our Story webheader graphic! Learn about new products, promos and launches without Lorrayne?(Marketing)Lorrayne was hiding on the My First Photo Album! Develop NEW products from your wish lists without Alison?(Vice President)Alison was hiding on the Anchor Punch! Get new Custom/Digital offerings and tutorials without Sarah?(Custom & Digital Marketing)Sarah was hiding in the Custom Album Covers webheader graphic! Get coaching and support for your Advisor business without Amber?(Advisor Community)Amber was hiding on the Botanical Burst Recipe Template! Get the help you need when you need it without Susan?(Customer Service)Susan was hiding on the Just Dance Theme Pack! Follow these steps to get started: Share the challenge on Facebook. Just click “Share” on the post on the public Facebook page!Search the website to find all 6 missing Home Office team members.Complete the short survey and tell us where you found all 6 team members.Visit the Virtual Crop Facebook Group every few hours today to see MORE videos from HO team members who are concerned where their colleagues are. Please, please help us find them! We're depending on you... and who wouldn't love the chance to win a $200 shopping spree as a reward?! Join The Search Party "," Help! Six members of our Home Office team are MISSING! If it was just one or two, we might be able to keep things up and running (for a while at least), but six? And spanning so many key departments — communications, marketing, the Advisor community, customer service... our VICE PRESIDENT for goodness sake? We can't run CM without them! We're all SO,&nb","April Fools, Creative Memories","All About CM",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Creative_Memories_Home_Office_Lost.jpg,74382 "Corral Home On The Range Memories: Country Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-03-31 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/31/coral-home-on-the-range-memories-country-scrapbook-layout/," Many factors go into living in the countryside — knowledge on different varietals of plants, veggies and fruits, staying on top of the latest in mechanics and how to fix machinery, understanding stock commodity markets, figuring out soil restoration, undergoing pest management and crop protection, seeking the health and well-being of animals and livestock and so much more. And as a farmer or rancher, there's no doubt it truly takes a diligent mixture of grit, pioneering spirit, determination, and hard work to get the job, or rather jobs, done. Well, for those who live home, home on the range, this country scrapbook layout gives a lay of this land and the love for rural livelihood! To create this layout you will need: Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the sheet metal texture paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut two pieces of the worn leather texture paper to measure 3"" x 3"". Cut in half from corner to corner, creating triangles. Adhere them into the corners of the layout, leaving 1/4"" around the outer edges. Step 3: Cut the corners from the Southwestern laser-cut mat, then adhere to the worn leather corner pieces. Step 4: Layer the ropes laser-cut mat on top of the rust barn wood laser-cut mat with Foam Squares.  Step 5: Adhere 6"" x 4"" variety mat behind it all for the title of the layout. Adhere the whole thing near the top of the layout. Step 6: Using a 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" variety mat, cut 1-1/2"" from each end. Flip over and adhere along the top and bottom middle edges. Step 7: Journal with a Brown Dual-Tip Pen on the journal piece that is left. Step 8: Cut three photos to measure 3"" x 4"". Adhere to the layout. Adhere the journal piece under the top mat and over the top edge of one of the photos. Step 9: Using the pieces that are leftover from the Southwestern laser-cut mat that we cut the corners from, flip over and adhere along the top corner edges. Step 10: Use the triangle pieces as corners, adhering above the photos and along the journal piece. Will you sit down (or saddle up!) to create this country scrapbook layout? What do you think of the layering of variety mats and laser-cut mats featured in this post? "," Many factors go into living in the countryside — knowledge on different varietals of plants, veggies and fruits, staying on top of the latest in mechanics and how to fix machinery, understanding stock commodity markets, figuring out soil restoration, undergoing pest management and crop protection, seeking the health and well-being of animals and livestock and so much more. And as a farmer or rancher, there's no doubt it tru","Boys, Country, Creative Memories, Farm, Laser Mats, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Wide Open Places Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/WideOpenPlaces_Mats_LaserMats_1920x1080.jpg,73939 "Ring in Details With These Wedding Scrapbook Ideas Featuring a Bell Punch","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-30 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/30/ring-in-details-with-these-wedding-scrapbook-ideas-featuring-a-bell-punch/," Did you know the ringing of bells at weddings can be traced back many moons ago to Celtic traditions? It was believed that ringing of church bells would ward off evil spirits and bless the newlyweds, in addition to spreading the news across the land that a couple had been married. While the superstition of yesteryear may not be so common today, the joyful sounds of bells at weddings has remained chiming through the air to mark the couple’s new journey. If you want to try adding some blissful detail to your next wedding scrapbook project, then give this featured bell punch ago — it’s sure to ring, ping and ding with delight! To create these borders and card, you will need: Devotion Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Foiled Accent Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Autumn Hay Shimmer, Bronze Shimmer, Platinum Shimmer, White Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bells & Bows Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scoring & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Bells & Bows in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/aD_BwJbNW5I True Love Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of White Shimmer Solid Cardstock and adhere to the front of the card. Step 3: Cut two 1-3/4” x 1-3/4” squares with minimalistic flower buds designer paper and two more with pale dusty pink roses accent paper. Adhere to the card. Using the Bells & Bows Punch, punch two cutouts with White Shimmer Solid Cardstock and two more with Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere shapes to the squares. Step 4: Cut a 4” x 1/2"" strip of minimalistic flower buds designer paper. Cut a 4” x 1/4"" strip of pale dusty pink roses and adhere on top. Cut a notch from one end and adhere to the card. Top with a sticker and gems. A Day to Remember Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, but a piece of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock to 12"" x 2-1/4"" for the base. Step 2: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut six circles with beige wash designer paper. Apply adhesive to the top half of each and adhere to the bottom edge of the base. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" strip of painterly brushstrokes designer paper and adhere to the base, about 1/4"" from the top. Cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip of gold scallops accent paper and adhere to the bottom of the base. Adhere a border sticker over the seam. Step 4: Using the Bells & Bows Punch, punch three cutouts from Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock and three more from Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the circles as shown. Using the Bells & Bows Punch, punch cutouts with Shell Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Trim out the bows using Micro-Tip Scissors. Adhere over the platinum and bronze bows. Top with gems. Step 5: Add stickers and embellishments. Just Married Border Step 1: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of gold stripe foiled accent paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of beige mini diamonds designer paper and adhere on top of the base. Adhere a border sticker down the middle. Step 3: Using the Bells & Bows Punch, punch six cutouts with Autumn Hay Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the border. Step 4: Add stickers, popping them up with Foam Squares for added dimension. What are your thoughts on these wedding scrapbook borders and card? What sorts of projects have you dreamt up with latest bell punch, the Bells & Bows Punch? (It can be used for more than just weddings!) Share your savvy skills and thoughts in the comments below! "," Did you know the ringing of bells at weddings can be traced back many moons ago to Celtic traditions? It was believed that ringing of church bells would ward off evil spirits and bless the newlyweds, in addition to spreading the news across the land that a couple had been married. While the superstition of yesteryear may not be so common today, the joyful sounds of bells at weddings has remained chiming through the air to mar","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Creative Memories, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Wedding, wedding card, Wedding Scrapbook","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Wedding",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BellsBowsPunch_1920x1080.jpg,72938 "Layer On The Love For Your Li'l One With This Baby Scrapbook Layout","Kylie Kingham","2022-03-29 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/29/layer-on-the-love-for-your-lil-one-with-this-baby-scrapbook-layout/," Bundle of joy. Sweet pea. Cutie pie. Peanut. Li'l princess or li'l man. Sugarplum. Smiley. Cuddle bunny. Buttercup. Bubba. There are so many nicknames and terms of endearment for baby. In fact, blog contributor Kylie Kingham had her own moniker for her little ones, which inspired this baby scrapbook layout! Kylie’s Inspiration When my children were really small, I used to call them my “little love bugs” as an affectionate nickname. I loved the pastel hues and designs of the Lullaby Lane designer papers and thought it would be fun to create some little paper bugs in a garden scene. I wanted my page to have some character and dimension, so I created scalloped layers from half circles which gave interest and pops of hues throughout my background. To create this layout you will need: Lullaby Lane Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Girl Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Boy Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Hot Fudge & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Multi-Purpose Tool or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)RulerPencil Step 1: Using a ruler and pencil, measure 2-1/2"" down from the top edge of a base paper and rule a faint line across. Select five or so various papers and begin cutting several circles from each paper using the following templates below. (Tip: You are better to cut not enough circles than too many. You can always cut more. As a guide, I cut around three of each size to begin with.) The inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red BladeThe inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red BladeThe inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade Step 2: Cut each circle in half and begin layering each half-circle piece across the pencil line. Allow the first half-circle to overlap the sides of the paper — you can trim off the excess once finished. Mix and match hues, patterns and sizes. Continue doing this all the way to the top of the page. Once complete, turn the page over and trim off the overhanging circles/edges with the 12-inch Trimmer. Step 3: Select two different green papers. Using the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut one strip (green side up) to measure approximately 2"" x 12"". Cut the second paper (green side down) to the same measurements. (Turning one piece of paper over produces a different wave effect versus the first piece once they are adhered in place.) Using Micro-Tip Scissors, begin fringe-cutting all the way along the wavy edge on both strips. As a guide, cut into them approximately 1/2""-3/4"" of the way down. Layer one behind the other and adhere them both to the bottom of the page. Add border stickers to the top and bottom of the page. Step 4: To create the bugs: With the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut one circle. From a contrasting paper (but in the same/complementing shade), cut one circle using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade. Cut the larger circle in half, and using a Foam Square, adhere the smaller circle as the ""head."" From the same paper as the body, cut a very narrow strip. From this piece, cut two strips approximately 1"" long and adhere to the back of the head with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen as ""antennae"". From the same paper as the head, punch two hearts from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and adhere to the tips of the antennae. Trim a very narrow strip of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock into 4 x 1/2"" pieces. Glue below the body as ""legs."" Using the small circle and large circle cutouts from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch from White Solid Cardstock so you have two larger circles for ""eyes"" and a smaller circle for a ""nose."" Adhere these in place using the Multi-Purpose Tool as a guide. With the small circle and crescent moon cutouts from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch with Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock to make ""pupils"" and a ""mouth."" Glue in place. Repeat this process again, from different papers if you wish, to produce a second bug. Adhere the head on the opposite side of the body half-circle so you can have them facing each other. Adhere both bugs to the lower-right corner of the page using Foam Squares. Step 5: Cut three photo mats to measure (2) 6"" x 4"" and (1) 4"" x 4."" Trim photos to measure (2) 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and (1) 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere the photos to the photo mats and add them to the page. Finish by embellishing with a few stickers and create a title using Lullaby Lane Stickers and the White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Did you have cutesy nicknames for your baby, grandchild, newborn cousin, etc.? What do you think of the adorable ""love bugs"" on this baby scrapbook layout from Kylie? Relay your answers in the comments below! "," Bundle of joy. Sweet pea. Cutie pie. Peanut. Li'l princess or li'l man. Sugarplum. Smiley. Cuddle bunny. Buttercup. Bubba. There are so many nicknames and terms of endearment for baby. In fact, blog contributor Kylie Kingham had her own moniker for her little ones, which inspired this baby scrapbook layout! Kylie’s Inspiration When my children were really small, I used to call them my “little love bugs” as an ","Baby, Baby Scrapbook Layout, Creative Memories, Kids, Lullaby Lane Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Baby,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Lullaby-Lane-Love-Bug-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories1.jpg,73064 "March Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Travel Scrapbook Layout You'll Book A Ticket For","Noreen Smith","2022-03-28 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/28/march-completed-album-challenge-plus-a-travel-scrapbook-layout-youll-book-a-ticket-for/," It’s the last week of March, which means it’s time to take on the Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in March, just completed in March), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #MarchCropDontStop for the chance to win! Here’s an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://youtu.be/eCbjufF9_cQ For ALL the details on the Completed Album Challenge, check out this blog post. And if you’re looking for a layout to create to finish your album, today’s post can do just that! To create this layout you will need: Wanderlust Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Embossed Hexagon Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the worn leather texture paper as your base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 7-1/2"" x 12"" strip from leather designer paper and two 1/4"" x 12"" strips from the tan stripes tonal paper. Adhere across the base page as shown, approximately 1-1/2"" down from the top edge. Adhere with Tape Runner. Step 3: Using the Embossed Hexagon Punch, punch shapes from various papers. Adhere some behind and on top of the hexagon laser-cut mat, leaving some hexagons open. Adhere the laser-cut mat on the strip of dot grid designer paper as shown. Step 4: Mat a 4"" x 6"" photo with 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" red stripe variety mat. Trim the leather variety mat card to 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" and mat a 4"" x 4"" photo with it. Adhere matted photos to base page as shown. Step 5: Using the Embossed Hexagon Punch, punch six shapes from various papers. Tuck them behind the left-hand edges of the photos, lining them up to mimic the design on the edge of the laser-cut mat. Step 6: Journal on the “Travel turns you into a storyteller” variety mat with Black Dual-Tip Pen. Adhere to layout, overlapping the bottom of the laser-cut mat. Add suitcase, “Explore” and arrow embellishments and stickers as shown or desired. Use Foam Squares to add dimension. What destinations would you want to show on this travel scrapbook layout? "," It’s the last week of March, which means it’s time to take on the Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in March, just completed in March), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag&nbs","Completed Album Challenge, Laser Mats, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Travel, Vacation, Wanderlust Collection","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CompletedAlbumChallenge_600x600.jpg,71890 "Outstanding In Their Field: Fence Borders For Scrapbooking",melissaullmann,"2022-03-25 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/25/outstanding-in-their-field-fence-borders-for-scrapbooking/," Fences are a vital part of any successful farm or ranch. They delineate property lines. They keep your animals and livestock on your property and separate said animals from your precious crops and grassland. They also enhance security. Well, we're not on the fence about today's blog — we're excited to show you how to corral together borders fit for country scrapbook layouts and projects! Take a giddy-up glimpse at these fence borders for scrapbooking... they’re definitely outstanding in their field. To create these borders you will need: Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Sans Serif ABC/123 Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Black, Charcoal & Hot Fudge Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Field Fence Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wildflowers Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Deckle & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Field Fence Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/i8fP6ppoDWE Giddy Up Border Step 1: Cut a piece of the teal plaid designer paper to measure 3"" x 12"".  Round all four corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Step 2: Cut a piece of the diamond plate metal designer paper to measure 2-3/4"" x 12"".  Step 3: Punch three borders using the Field Fence Border Punch and Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Adhere at an angle on the diamond plate metal paper. Cut off excess with a scissors. Step 4: Cut several strips of red barn wood texture paper to measure 3/4"" high. Adhere along the bottom of the fence.  Step 5: Rotate between the fence and the red paper all the way to the top of the diamond plate metal paper. Round corners using the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Adhere this piece to the middle of the teal plaid strip.  Step 6: Cut a piece of diamond plate metal designer paper to measure 6"" x 1-1/2"". Round the top two corners. Cut the red/teal plaid doily laser-cut border, into three segments and segments segments. Align the two segments along the bottom edge of the diamond plate metal paper, then adhere the three segments, flipping over for the other hue, with Foam Squares. Step 7: Adhere Brown Sans Serif ABC/123 Stickers for the title. Then adhere horse sticker. Happy Trails Border Step 1: Tear the top edge of a piece of light teal dainty florals designer paper to measure 12"" x 3"".  Step 2: Using the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch along the edge of tan windmills designer paper, then cut to measure 2-1/2"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the border. Step 3: Using the Wildflowers Border Punch, punch along the edge of the red tooled leather texture paper, then cut to measure 2-1/4"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the border. Step 4: Tear a piece of the soil texture paper to measure 12"" x 1/2"". Adhere along the bottom edge of the border.  Step 5: Punch a fence using the Field Fence Border Punch from Black Solid Cardstock, then one with Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Step 6: Adhere the black fence to the border. Adhere the charcoal fence offset from the black one with Foam Squares.  Step 7: Adhere stickers for the title. Peace & Tranquility Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade, cut a piece from the red barn wood texture paper to measure 12"" x 2-3/4."" Step 2: Cut a piece of the light teal dainty florals paper to measure 12"" x 2-1/2"". Adhere to the border. Step 3: Punch two borders using the Field Fence Border Punch and the dark brown ropes designer paper. Step 4: Cut 20 pieces from various papers to measure 3/4"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere on the back sides of the fence openings. Adhere fences so that the bottoms of the fences overlap each other in the middle.  Step 5: Adhere the light teal windmill blades laser-cut border over the overlapped pieces with Foam Squares. Step 6: Adhere stickers for the title. What are your thoughts on these fence borders for scrapbooking? Will you be making any (or all of them!) soon? "," Fences are a vital part of any successful farm or ranch. They delineate property lines. They keep your animals and livestock on your property and separate said animals from your precious crops and grassland. They also enhance security. Well, we're not on the fence about today's blog — we're excited to show you how to corral together borders fit for country scrapbook layouts and projects! Take a giddy-up glimpse at these fen","Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Country, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/FieldFenceBorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,73949 "Create A Bouquet Of Memories: Spring Scrapbooking Layout With Rose Scrapbooking Border","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-24 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/24/create-a-bouquet-of-memories-spring-scrapbooking-layout-with-rose-scrapbooking-border/," From a hidden botanical gardens to local parks, bustling farmers’ markets and soaring conservatories bursting at the seams with fragrant blooms, there are so many places and opportunities to stop and smell the roses (or lilacs, peonies, tulips, daisies and more!) come springtime. This spring scrapbooking layout is in full bloom for this budding season and features a rose scrapbooking border that will put the petal to the metal!(Hint: The border punch is a part of a current promotion going on now — find details about the tiered promo in the links below and get it for yourself before the beauties are gone for good!) To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rose Garden Border Punch — Exclusive in the promotionFor promo details, visit: US | CA | AU12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of green fronds tonal paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 6"" piece of diamond grid designer paper and adhere to the layout, about 2-1/2"" from the bottom. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of dusty sky blue wildlife and wildflower silhouettes designer paper and adhere about 2-1/2"" from the bottom. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of dusty sky blue wildlife and wildflower silhouettes designer paper and adhere about 1"" from the top. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of diamond grid paper and adhere it on top. Place a green quote border sticker along the lower edge of the diamond grid strip. Step 4: Using the Rose Garden Border Punch, punch a border with each green fronds and peach waves tonal papers. Adhere the green border on the layout. Using scissors, trim out each rose from the peach border. Apply Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive and adhere to the border as shown. Step 5: Trim out a small dusty sky blue wildlife and wildflower silhouettes scrap to place behind the wreath sticker and adhere on the border. Step 6: Crop two photos to 5"" x 3-1/2"" and mat on two 5-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" pieces of leaf green waves tonal paper. Crop two photos to 3"" x 3"". Cut three 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" pieces of peach waves tonal paper. Mount photos on top of two and adhere to the layout. Step 7: Mount the third peach waves square on the layout and journal as desired. Add stickers. Step 8: Using the Rose Garden Border Punch, punch a small border section with peach waves tonal paper. Trim out the flowers and adhere to the lower-left corner of the layout, along with a leaf embellishment. What are your thoughts on this spring scrapbooking layout? Have you taken advantage of the current promo going on now in order to create rose scrapbooking borders? Let us know! "," From a hidden botanical gardens to local parks, bustling farmers’ markets and soaring conservatories bursting at the seams with fragrant blooms, there are so many places and opportunities to stop and smell the roses (or lilacs, peonies, tulips, daisies and more!) come springtime. This spring scrapbooking layout is in full bloom for this budding season and features a rose scrapbooking border that will put the petal to the me","Creative Memories, Family, Flowers, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Spring, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/EndlessMeadows_RoseGardenBorderPunch_Layout_1080x1080.jpg,73333 "Behold A Barnyard Beauty: Farm Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-03-23 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/23/behold-a-barnyard-beauty-farm-scrapbook-layout/," Driving through rural areas, it’s likely you’ve seen iconic red barns that speckle the landscape. Hundreds of years ago, farmers would seal their barn with a varnish of some mixture of linseed oil, lime and rust, which under the sun, would turn to the coral, burnt orange or red ochre hue that we are now familiar with. When paint became more available, many people chose red for their barns to pay homage of the tradition. Whether you live on a ranch or have fantastic barnyard memories, this farm scrapbook layout will make you whinny with glee! To create this layout you will need: Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Hot Fudge & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the sheet metal texture paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut 10 pieces various papers to measure 3-1/2"" x 1"". Adhere along the right edge of the layout for the “silo.” Step 3: Cut a piece of diamond metal plate designer paper to measure 3-1/2"" x 1-3/4"". Add a pencil mark 1"" from the top-left corner, both down and over. Cut from marking to marking to create the angled cut. Repeat the same thing from the right corner. Adhere to the top of the “silo.” Step 4: Cut a piece of red barn wood texture paper to measure 9"" x 10"". From the top-left corner mark at 3"" in both directions. Repeat this step on the top-right corner. Cut from marking to marking to create the angle for the barn roof. Adhere red barn wood texture paper to the layout, along the left edge, but slightly overlaps the “silo” as well. Step 5: Cut 1/2"" strips from corrugated tin texture paper. Adhere along the top angled and straight edges for the “roof.” Trim with scissors. Step 6: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 7"" x 6-1/2"". Adhere to the front of the barn. Step 7: Cut two pieces of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock to measure 3-1/4"" x 6-1/4"". Adhere to the front of the barn for the “doors.” Step 8: Tear the straw texture paper, adhering along the bottom-right side of the layout, over the barn doors and silo for the “ground.” Step 9: Adhere two photos that measure 3"" x 6"" to the top of the “doors.” Step 10: Cut a piece of diamond metal plate designer paper to measure 1-3/4"" x 3/4"". Cut the top corners at an angle. Adhere to the top of the barn. Step 11: Cut a piece of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock to measure 2-1/2"" x 2-1/2"".  Step 12: Cut a piece of gold paper to measure 2-1/4"" x 2-1/4"". Cut from corner to corner, and then in half again. Step 13: Cut a piece of teal sable blanket texture paper to measure 2-1/4"" x 2-1/4"". Cut from corner to corner, then in half again.  Step 14: Use this triangle pieced to create the barn crest on the top of the Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Adhere near the top of the barn using Foam Squares. Step 15: Cut strips that measure 1/2"" by varying lengths, adhering to the layout to journal on. A “V” on the ends with scissors. Step 16: Adhere stickers using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. What rural recalls would you put on this farm scrapbook layout? Do you like the DIY barn and silo? Share, share, share below! "," Driving through rural areas, it’s likely you’ve seen iconic red barns that speckle the landscape. Hundreds of years ago, farmers would seal their barn with a varnish of some mixture of linseed oil, lime and rust, which under the sun, would turn to the coral, burnt orange or red ochre hue that we are now familiar with. When paint became more available, many people chose red for their barns to pay homage of the tradition. W","Country, Creative Memories, Farm, Horses, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Wide Open Places Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/WideOpenPlaces_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,73932 "Explore And Adore These Travel Scrapbook Ideas Featuring Hexagon Scrapbook Designs","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-03-22 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/22/explore-and-adore-these-travel-scrapbook-ideas-featuring-hexagon-scrapbook-designs/," Hexagons are simple six-sided figures, but when you pair it with scrapbooking, you get endless punching opportunities and project perfections! From every day moments to travel adventures (and anything you can dream of!) this punch can add just the right amount of geometric greatness. Check it our with these travel scrapbook projects featuring hexagon scrapbook designs! To create these borders and card, you will need: Wanderlust Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Charcoal Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Perforating Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Embossed Hexagon Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Take a closer look at the Embossed Hexagon Punch the video below! https://youtu.be/TGBpGskp5po Travel Explore Border Step 1: Cut stripes tonal paper to 3-1/4"" x 12"". Step 2: Cut the road map designer paper to 3"" x 12"" and adhere the previous strip. Step 3: Use the Embossed Hexagon Punch to punch 17 hexagons from various papers. Cut one hexagon in half. Step 4: Arrange and adhere the hexagons to the border as shown, leaving a small space in-between each. Use a Brown Dual-Tip Pen to add faux stitch lines around the hexagons and the edges of the road map paper strip. Step 5: Use the inside edge of the hexagon Custom Cutting System Gemstone Cutting Patterns and the Red Blade from Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Use the Green Blade on the inside edge to cut a hexagon from ""Wanderlust"" definition tonal paper. Layer and adhere the pieces to the border as shown. Step 6: Use the Embossed Hexagon Punch to punch nine hexagons from Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Adhere behind the border so that pointed edges show.  Step 7: Add embellishments adhering some with Foam Squares. Jet Plane Border Step 1: Cut the stripe designer paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 12"" for the base of the border Step 2: Cut Charcoal Solid Cardstock to measure 2-1/4"" x 12"". Step 3: Use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Perforating Blade to add perforating lines at 1/8"" and 3/8"" from each the left and right edges of the strip. Adhere the strip to the lined strip. Step 4: Use the Embossed Hexagon Punch to punch five hexagons from designer paper of choice. Cut four hexagons in half from a pointed edge to a pointed edge, and cut one hexagon into quarters. Step 5: Use the Embossed Hexagon Punch to punch five hexagons from light planes tonal paper. Step 6: Arrange and adhere the hexagons and hexagon pieces to the border as shown leaving a small space in between each. Step 7: Add the ""leaving on a jet plane"" embellishment with Foam Squares to the middle of the border. Step 8: Add the airplane enamel stickers to each hexagon as shown. Anywhere With You Card Step 1: Cut a variety mat to 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" and adhere to a blank card. Step 2: Use the Embossed Hexagon Punch to punch nine hexagons from three different papers. Step 3: Arrange, trim and adhere the hexagons to the card as shown. Step 4: Add embellishments, a gemstone and a sticker as shown. What are your thoughts on these travel scrapbook ideas? Are you loving the hexagon scrapbook look of the Embossed Hexagon Punch? Share everything with us! "," Hexagons are simple six-sided figures, but when you pair it with scrapbooking, you get endless punching opportunities and project perfections! From every day moments to travel adventures (and anything you can dream of!) this punch can add just the right amount of geometric greatness. Check it our with these travel scrapbook projects featuring hexagon scrapbook designs! To create these borders and card, you will nee","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Scrapbooking Tools, Travel, Wanderlust Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/EmbossedHexagonPunch_600x600_text.jpg,72081 "Feel The Flower Power: Flower Scrapbook Layouts","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-03-21 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/21/feel-the-flower-power-flower-scrapbook-layouts/," Showers of sun-kissed flowers. Beautiful botanical layouts. Bloomin' border beauties! It's all possible with the current promo going on now! For a limited time, you can earn exclusive Everyday Décor Theme Packs & the Rose Garden Border Punch FREE with qualifying orders! Talk about flower power! Want to see how you can put these items into action?! Then take a look at these two flower scrapbook layouts that feature these exclusive products — they're great for photos and projects of everyday spring and summer moments like kids hosting lemonade stands, picnics in the park, chasing fireflies, gardening and more — see for yourself!For promo details, visit: US | CA | AU Earn tier 1 & get your CHOICE of 1 of 2 exclusive theme packs FREE. Earn tier 2 & get BOTH exclusive theme packs FREE. Earn tier 3 & get BOTH exclusive theme packs AND the Rose Garden Border Punch FREE. For promo details, visit: US | CA | AU Everyday Décor Theme Pack 1 Layout To create this layout you will need: Everyday Décor Theme Pack 1 — Exclusive in the promotionRose Garden Border Punch — Exclusive in the promotion12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut large daisies and blue primulas designer paper to 12"" x 3"" and adhere to the top of the sheet of White Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Step 2: Cut (2) 12"" x 1/2"" strips from daisy flowerbed and diamond grid designer paper. Adhere one strip to the bottom of the of the large daisies and blue primulas piece.  Step 3: Adhere (3) 4"" x 6"" photos underneath the top border, leaving a 1/2"" gap of cardstock showing. Step 4: Adhere the second daisy flowerbed and diamond grid strip underneath the photos. Then add the blue sticker strip to the bottom of the daisy flowerbed and diamond grid strip. Step 5: Use the Rose Garden Border Punch to punch a border from butter yellow dots paper. Adhere underneath the bottom border as shown. Then, add the leaves sticker strip to the bottom of the page. Step 6: Layer stickers to form clusters and adhere the cluster to the page with Foam Squares. Step 7: Journal with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Everyday Décor Theme Pack 2 Layout To create this layout you will need: Everyday Décor Theme Pack 2 — Exclusive in the promotionRose Garden Border Punch — Exclusive in the promotion12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut White Shimmer Solid Cardstock to 5-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Adhere to the right side of a sheet of hunter green plaid paper, leaving an 1/8"" edge. Add a sticker strip to the left edge of the white piece. Step 2: Crop photos to 5"" x 3-/12"" and adhere to the left side of the page. Step 3: Cut butter yellow dots, daisy flowerbed and diamond grid and pink blooms papers to (3) 3"" x 3-1/2"" pieces and (3) 1-1/4"" x 3-1/2"" pieces. Adhere to the layout as shown. Step 4: Cut hunter green plaid paper to (3) 1-1/4"" x 3-1/2"" pieces. Adhere to the large rectangles as shown. Step 5: Use the Rose Garden Border Punch to punch a border from White Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Cut the border into (3) 3-1/2"" pieces. Adhere to the hunter green plaid rectangles. Step 6: Layer stickers to form clusters and adhere the cluster to the page with Foam Squares. Step 7: Journal with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. What do you like most about these floral fancies? Will you be making these flower scrapbook layout? Again, if you want more info on this awesome promo, visit US | CA | AU "," Showers of sun-kissed flowers. Beautiful botanical layouts. Bloomin' border beauties! It's all possible with the current promo going on now! For a limited time, you can earn exclusive Everyday Décor Theme Packs & the Rose Garden Border Punch FREE with qualifying orders! Talk about flower power! Want to see how you can put these items into action?! Then take a look at these two flower scrapbook layouts that feature these ","Creative Memories, Everyday Décor Theme Pack, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Spring, Spring Layout, Theme Packs","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Everday-Decor-Theme-Pack-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,73981 "Sketch Round-Up March 7-20","Creative Memories","2022-03-20 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/20/sketch-round-up-march-7-20/," Short on time? Start with a sketch! Need inspiration? Look toward a sketch! Want to experiment a new technique? Tap into a sketch! Just put on your scrapper’s hat, plug in your photos, papers and embellishments you have on hand, add a bit of handwritten stories and presto — a pretty, polished  and perfectly personal layout! Test out these sketches below to see how easy they are to put together… and how much fun they are to make, too! Sketch #1 Spring has sprung! Just click here to see how to make it yourself! Sketch #2 Beautiful borders are awaiting you — this and others are coming soon to the blog! Sketch #3 Yeehaw! By following along with this layout, you're gonna coral a lot of fun opportunities! Sketch #4 Sketch #4 is a winner for sure — glimpse at this project to see how to make it as your next project! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Okay, who’s ready for even more inspiration? Then you’ve got to tune in to the April Virtual Crop, happening April 8-9 (AU 9-10 April). Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page so you're in the know of what the six challenges are, prizes to be had and more! "," Short on time? Start with a sketch! Need inspiration? Look toward a sketch! Want to experiment a new technique? Tap into a sketch! Just put on your scrapper’s hat, plug in your photos, papers and embellishments you have on hand, add a bit of handwritten stories and presto — a pretty, polished  and perfectly personal layout! Test out these sketches below to see how easy they are to put together… and how much fun the","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,73919 "Wanted: A Rural and Really Fun Country Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-03-18 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/18/wanted-a-rural-and-really-fun-country-scrapbook-layout/," Lush acreage, fresh air, seeing more stars, open country skies… yep, SOLD, on rural life! And if you're sold on anything regarding corralling and riding horses, camping, nights around a bonfire, harvesting fruits and veggies at a farm and anything that exudes country charm, then this is the project for you! Take a look for yourself with this country scrapbook idea! To create this layout you will need: Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lined Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the corrugated tin texture paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the light teal dainty floral paper to measure 12"" x 1-3/4"". Adhere along the top edge of the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of lined paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere to the bottom edge of the layout. Step 4: Cut a piece of Black Solid Cardstock to measure 12” x 1/4”. Adhere along the top edge of the lined paper.  Step 5: Cut a piece of the worn leather texture paper to measure 12"" x 3/4"". Adhere along the top edge of the black strip.  Step 6: Adhere the sunset desert scene with a bucking horse laser-cut border along the top edge of the worn leather texture paper. Adhere the fence laser-cut border along the seam for those papers.  Step 7: Using the outside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade, cut a circle from the tan windmills designer paper. Adhere tucked behind the right side of the scenery border. Also tuck the red barn and silo sticker behind the scenery border as well. Step 8: Cut two photo mats from Black Solid Cardstock to measure 5-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 9: Cut two photos to measure 5"" x 4"" and 6"" x 4"". Adhere to the cardstock mats. Step 10: Adhere wheat stalks laser-cut border along the top edge of the seam between the light teal dainty floral and corrugated tin pieces. Adhere the red bandana laser-cut border along the bottom edge of that seam. Adhere the metal windmill blades laser-cut border over the top of that seam using Foam Squares. Step 11: Cut a photo to measure 2-1/2"" x 2-3/4""and adhere behind ""Wanted..."" sticker. Adhere to layout. Step 12: Adhere additional stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired. What rural romps would you coral on this country scrapbook layout? Also, answer below if you live in the city or the country! We'd would love to hear from you! "," Lush acreage, fresh air, seeing more stars, open country skies… yep, SOLD, on rural life! And if you're sold on anything regarding corralling and riding horses, camping, nights around a bonfire, harvesting fruits and veggies at a farm and anything that exudes country charm, then this is the project for you! Take a look for yourself with this country scrapbook idea! To create this layout you will need: Wide Ope","Country, Farm, Horses, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Wide Open Places Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/WideOpenPlaces_Stickers_Borders_1920x1080.jpg,73872 "Say Sláinte With This St. Patrick’s Day Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-03-17 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/17/say-slainte-with-this-st-patricks-day-scrapbook-layout/," Each year on the 17th of March, the Irish and Irish-at-heart celebrate the patron saint of the Emerald Isle by attending parades, donning the dapperness of green attire, listening to traditional Irish and Celtic music, decorating with lucky shamrocks and heading out to a local pub. Well, today we say “Sláinte,” for we are rolling out the green carpet for this mid-March observance and celebration with this St. Patrick’s Day scrapbook layout! (It's sure to be your next lucky charm of a layout!) Karyn’s Inspiration: I found the hues associated with Ireland — green, orange and white — throughout the Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack. The photos inspired the fun title that I created with the ABC/123 Stickers. Perhaps with a bit of “luck o' the Irish,” we have the perfect border punches and Border Maker Cartridge to coordinate with the title! To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dine Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Masquerade Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a 1"" hollow frame from a sheet of Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Cut green fronds tonal paper to 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and adhere to the frame.  Step 2: Use the Dine Border Punch to punch borders from Dark Green Solid Cardstock and peach waves tonal paper. Adhere the peach piece on top of the dark green piece, leaving a small amount of dark green showing at the top of the border. Trim border to 6"".  Step 3: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch borders from Dark Green Solid Cardstock and green raindrops tonal paper. Adhere the green raindrops piece on top of the dark green piece, leaving a small amount of dark green showing at the top of the border. Trim border to 6"".  Step 4: Use the Masquerade Border Punch to punch borders from Dark Green Solid Cardstock and leaf green waves tonal paper. Adhere the leaf green piece on top of the dark green piece, leaving a small amount of dark green showing at the top of the border. Trim border to 6"".  Step 5: Mat a 6"" x 4"" photo with a 6-1/8"" x 4-1/8"" piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock.  Step 6: Crop four photos to measure 2-7/8"" x 2-7/8"". Cut a piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 3"" and adhere photos to the piece. Step 7: Cut a piece of green raindrops tonal paper to 6"" x 3/4"". Cut a piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock to 6-1/8"" x 7/8"". Adhere the green raindrops piece to the dark green piece. Journal. Step 8: Adhere the photos and border pieces to the layout as shown. Step 9: Add a title with White Serif and White Sans Serif ABC/123 Stickers. What do you like about this fun St. Patrick's Day scrapbook layout? Do you celebrate St. Paddy's Day? If so, how? Share your pot-of-gold insights in the comments section below! Maybe it's the luck o' the Irish, but you now have a chance to take advantage of SPECIAL PRICING on St. Patrick's Day products like the Shamrock Recipe Template (CA | AU), NSD 2021 Project Recipe™ Kit (CA | AU) and the NSD 2021 Foiled Embellishments (CA | AU) to showcase your shamrockin' celebrations! But act fast — these products with special pricing are only available while supplies last! "," Each year on the 17th of March, the Irish and Irish-at-heart celebrate the patron saint of the Emerald Isle by attending parades, donning the dapperness of green attire, listening to traditional Irish and Celtic music, decorating with lucky shamrocks and heading out to a local pub. Well, today we say “Sláinte,” for we are rolling out the green carpet for this mid-March observance and celebration with this St. Patrick’s","Creative Memories, Endless Meadows Collection, Irish, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, St. Patrick's Day","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/St.-Patricks-Day-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,73797 "Be All Sunshine And Smiles With This Spring Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-16 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/16/be-all-sunshine-and-smiles-with-this-spring-scrapbook-layout/," Ahh — the warmth of sunny, bright days not only feels good, but in moderation, is good for you, too! Scientifically, sunshine has a lot of benefits for our bodies, like strengthening the immune system, promoting vitamin D levels (also dubbed the “sunshine vitamin”), increasing serotonin (which boosts happy thoughts and keeps the mind calm and focused) and more. Psst, just don’t forget some sunscreen to stay protected! Well, to put these feel-good, walking-on-sunshine, sunny disposition vibes to action, check out this spring scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock (or White Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 4"" x 12"" strip of lavender sprigs tonal paper and adhere to the right side of the layout. Cut a 7-3/4"" x 2"" strip of leaf green waves tonal paper. Using scissors, cut a V in one short end. Adhere near the top of the layout as shown. Step 3: Mat a 4"" x 6"" photo with a honey yellow 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" variety mat and adhere to the middle of the layout. Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 4"" and adhere as shown. Step 4: Cut several border stickers at 4"". (Adhere a 1/4"" strip of honey yellow wash designer paper behind the honeycomb border sticker.) Layer and adhere the 4"" sections on the upper-right corner of the layout. Layer and adhere the 8"" sections on the lower-left edge of the layout. Step 5: Mount additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. Are you feeling the warmth of sunshine and smiles from this spring scrapbook layout? What have you liked most about the Endless Meadows collection? Tell us your thoughts and opinions down below! "," Ahh — the warmth of sunny, bright days not only feels good, but in moderation, is good for you, too! Scientifically, sunshine has a lot of benefits for our bodies, like strengthening the immune system, promoting vitamin D levels (also dubbed the “sunshine vitamin”), increasing serotonin (which boosts happy thoughts and keeps the mind calm and focused) and more. Psst, just don’t forget some sunscreen to stay protected!","Creative Memories, Dad, Endless Meadows Collection, Family, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Spring, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/EndlessMeadows_Stickers_1920x1080.jpg,73289 "Relive Just-Married Moments With This Blissful Wedding Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-15 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/15/relive-just-married-moments-with-this-blissful-wedding-scrapbook-layout/," Wedding photography allows you and your spouse to relive the entire day, from the excited morning preparations and makeup sessions, all the way to the late-night toasts with clinking champagne flutes. But when the dress has been put away, the caterer has left the venue and the emotional tears and happy laughing of friends, family and colleagues are now cherished snippets in time, it’s the photos that remain. Capture blissful beginnings as one by creating this framing wedding scrapbook layout with intricate, laser-cut details! To create this layout you will need: Devotion Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Foiled Accent Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Charcoal & Autumn Hay Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Charcoal Solid Cardstock as the base for this layout. Adhere the intricate vintage ornamental border laser-cut paper on top. Step 2: Cut two 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"" pieces of Autumn Hay Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Top with two 4"" x 6"" photos and mount on the layout. Step 3: Cut a 9-1/8"" x 2-1/4"" piece of love letter script designer paper. Cut a 9-1/8"" x 1/2"" strip of gold stripe foiled accent paper and adhere to the bottom. Using the 2-Way Corner Rounder, notch the corners. Adhere to the layout. Top with a border sticker, trimmed to 9-1/8"". Step 4: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. What are your thoughts on the laser-cut design on this wedding scrapbook layout? What photos from the big day would you highlight so you could remember for a lifetime? "," Wedding photography allows you and your spouse to relive the entire day, from the excited morning preparations and makeup sessions, all the way to the late-night toasts with clinking champagne flutes. But when the dress has been put away, the caterer has left the venue and the emotional tears and happy laughing of friends, family and colleagues are now cherished snippets in time, it’s the photos that remain. Capture blissfu","Devotion Collection, Laser Cut Paper, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Wedding, Wedding Album, Wedding Layout, Wedding Scrapbook","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Wedding",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Devotion_LaserPapers_1920x1080.jpg,72896 "Horsin' Around For Fun (And Prizes!): Take On The #2022MarchBONUS Challenge","Creative Memories","2022-03-14 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/14/horsin-around-for-fun-and-prizes-take-on-the-2022marchbonus-challenge/," Scrappers, it’s time to say “Yeehaw!” — the latest Wide Open Places collection has just hit the CM scene! (Or shall we say, the country-lovin’ scene!) To go along with these scrapbooking supplies is a #2022MarchBONUS challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group that you’ll want to giddy-up on (but you can use any CM products you have on hand!). Want more info? Then check out the details down below! #2022MarchBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has one sketch with an example completed layout using the Wide Open Places products! How to Participate: Review the sketch below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout using whatever products you have on-hand to be eligible to win. Complete as many layouts as you wish, but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win!Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, March 20, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 21 March at 3:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #2022MarchBONUS for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 3 lucky winners total. Note: Use any CM supplies you have on hand!Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, March 24, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 24, at noon CT. #2022MarchBONUS Sketch Product used: Wide Open Places Collection | CA | AU Remember, you have until Sunday, March 20, at 11:59pm CT (AU: 21 Feb. at 4:59pm AEDT) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2022MarchBONUS) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022MarchBONUS Layout Layout by Melissa Ullmann — CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wide Open Places Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Wide Open Places collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/R3ctKUUHJl8 Step 1: Use the red paisley bandana designer paper as the base for the layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the tan farm animals designer paper to measure 10-1/2"" x 10-1/2"". Adhere to the middle of the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of Black Solid Cardstock to measure 10"" x 10"". Adhere to the middle of the layout. Step 4: Cut eight pieces to of various papers to measure 4"" x 1-1/4"". Adhere either border stickers or laser-cut border to the paper strips, cutting off with a scissors. Adhere strips along the right edge (leaving a 1/8"" border) of the cardstock. Step 5: Cut two photos to measure 3"" x 4"". Adhere to a large variety mat. Adhere to the lower-left of the layout. Step 6: Cut a photo to measure 4"" x 5"". Adhere along the edge of the strips previously added as shown. Adhere the rope border sticker along the edge of the paper strips. Step 7: Adhere a laser-cut mat over the top of a variety mat to journal on. Tuck under the left edge of the top photo. Journal as desired. Step 8: Adhere additional stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. We can’t wait to see what you corral together! Have fun with the #2022MarchBONUS challenge! "," Scrappers, it’s time to say “Yeehaw!” — the latest Wide Open Places collection has just hit the CM scene! (Or shall we say, the country-lovin’ scene!) To go along with these scrapbooking supplies is a #2022MarchBONUS challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group that you’ll want to giddy-up on (but you can use any CM products you have on hand!). Want more info? Then check out the details down below! #2022","#BONUS Challenge, Country, Farm, Horses, Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Wide Open Places Collection","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/WideOpenPlaces_Collection_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,73656 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-03-12 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/12/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-7/," Saturday, March 12: 1pm CT Wow, the March Virtual Crop has been nothing short of remarkable, wonderful, stupendous… all those good words and more! Here we go with the last and final challenge! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the 2022 Secret Box #1 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 17, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Welcome Home or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #1 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience! https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, March 12: 1pm CT Wow, the March Virtual Crop has been nothing short of remarkable, wonderful, stupendous… all those good words and more! Here we go with the last and final challenge! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) partici",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/WelcomeHome_Layout1_1080x1080.jpg,73717 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-03-12 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/12/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-7/," Saturday, March 12: 11am, 1pm CT My, oh my! We are so appreciating the lovely layouts, kind comments and insightful interactions from this weekend-long event! Keep it up with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the 2022 Secret Box #1 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 17, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to interpret and create this sketch with CM Advisor Missy Freeman! https://youtu.be/8ivBXDGGAa8 Created by Missy Freeman – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching March 14 | AU: 15 March) Wide Open Places Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #1 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience! https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brené Brown "," Saturday, March 12: 11am, 1pm CT My, oh my! We are so appreciating the lovely layouts, kind comments and insightful interactions from this weekend-long event! Keep it up with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants ",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Sketch5_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,73710 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-03-12 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/12/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-7/," Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Top o’ the morning to ya, crafters! Who’s ready for Day Two of this magnificent March Virtual Crop?! Well, Challenge #4 is here, and we can’t wait to see what you do with it! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the 2022 Secret Box #1 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 17, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Get some tips and techniques on this sketch with CM Advisor Jenny Otto! https://youtu.be/unD4kuYV0ec Created by Jenny Otto – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: NSD 2022 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) And did you know Advisors near you are hosting National Scrapbooking Day events? Find an event near you to join in on all of the NSD fun! (US | CA | AU) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #1 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience! https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity never goes out of style.” "," Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Top o’ the morning to ya, crafters! Who’s ready for Day Two of this magnificent March Virtual Crop?! Well, Challenge #4 is here, and we can’t wait to see what you do with it! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be aw",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Sketch4_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,73698 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-03-11 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/11/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-7/," Friday, March 11: 5pm CT | Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Goodness gracious, what a FUN day this has been — and the fun doesn't stop today! Set your alarm clock for 9am CT tomorrow for another day of connections and creativity! But first, tackle this single-page delight! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the 2022 Secret Box #1 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 17, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Krislyn Mattei – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Botanical Burst or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #1 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience! https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, March 11: 5pm CT | Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Goodness gracious, what a FUN day this has been — and the fun doesn't stop today! Set your alarm clock for 9am CT tomorrow for another day of connections and creativity! But first, tackle this single-page delight! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes ar",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/BotanicalBurst_YellowLayout_1080x1080.jpg,73687 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-03-11 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/11/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-7/," Friday, March 11: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Talk about a first-rate, fantastic start to this month’s Virtual Crop! We've got another sketch lined up and ready for you… have fun with Challenge #2! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the 2022 Secret Box #1 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 17, at noon CT. Created by Angie Trink – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Endless Meadows or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #1 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience! https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, March 11: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Talk about a first-rate, fantastic start to this month’s Virtual Crop! We've got another sketch lined up and ready for you… have fun with Challenge #2! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack wil",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Sketch2_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,73676 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-03-11 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/11/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-6/," Friday, March 11: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hello, hello, hello, scrappers! The wait is over — it’s time for the March Virtual Crop! Let’s march right into it already with Challenge #1 — woot! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge — one (1) prize will be awarded randomly to anyone who completes the sketch using any products on-hand (provided they are predominantly Creative Memories products) and one (1) prize will be awarded to a participant who includes product(s) from the 2022 Secret Box #1 to complete their layout of the sketch. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 17, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some ideas for this sketch using the 2022 Secret Box #1 products with CM Advisor Margaret Geiermann! https://youtu.be/DWZ946QKXvw Created by Margaret Geiermann – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: 2022 Secret Box #1 Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the 2022 Secret Box #1 products from CM Japan! CM Japan also provided sketch measurements for your convenience! https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, March 11: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, March 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hello, hello, hello, scrappers! The wait is over — it’s time for the March Virtual Crop! Let’s march right into it already with Challenge #1 — woot! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crop",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474-1.jpg,73597 "Show Love for Your Purr-fect Feline Friend: Cat Scrapbook Layout","Kylie Kingham","2022-03-10 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/10/show-love-for-your-purr-fect-feline-friend-cat-scrapbook-layout/," Ask any cat lover, and they’ll tell you that felines are just the best. From their adorably fluffy and whiskered faces to those cute mini mews and talkative meows, playful interactions like chasing lasers or patting at feathery toys (and cat videos across the internet surely prove they’re funny creatures!) and sweet snuggle sessions on the couch, cats are purr-iceless companions. (Added bonus: Owning a cat has been shown to decrease the chances of heart attacks and strokes, calm nerves and lower blood pressure.) Share the meow-ments with your kitties today with this cat scrapbook layout — it'll have you feline fine! To create this layout, you will need: Bark & Meow Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Cattitude Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Charcoal & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: To create the kitty: With the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut one oval from designer paper for the body (Bark & Meow cat sketches designer paper was used here). Using scissors, trim a little near the top of the body oval, both sides, to create a neck illusion. Trim another oval from the same designer paper using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade for the head.From the same designer paper, cut curved triangles/ear shapes. Repeat this on a contrasting piece of paper (Cattitude pale pink copycats designer paper was used here), cutting smaller curved triangles/ear shapes. Adhere the smaller triangular/ear shape over the top of the larger triangular/ear shape. Position behind the head. Use Foam Squares to adhere the head to the body.From the same designer paper (as the body and head), cut two 3/4"" x 1-1/2"" pieces. Adhere one behind the body as a leg on a slight angle. Adhere the other at the same angle on top of the body with Foam Squares. With the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade, cut two ovals from Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Adhere these as paws to each leg.Using the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a wavy strip from designer paper (the same as the head, body and legs) to measure 3/4"" x 4"". Round the end a little with scissors and adhere this as a tail behind the body. Cut a contrasting piece of paper (same as the inner ears) for the end of the tail to measure 3/4"" x 1-1/4"", rounding one end and adhere in place. Freehand cut some strips of this same paper to act as stripes for the body and adhere in place.Trim a very narrow strip of Charcoal Solid Cardstock and cut into 3-1/2"" pieces. Using the Precision Point Adhesive Pen, adhere them as whiskers to the face. With the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Blue Blade, cut two eyes from White Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the face with Foam Squares. With the larger circle and crescent moon cutouts from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch two circles for the iris and a crescent moon for the mouth with Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Adhere in place.With the heart cutout from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch heart from contrasting paper (same as inner ear and stripes) for the nose and adhere over the whiskers. From the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, create a bow using the flower petal and heart cutouts and adhere below one ear. Step 2: Trim 3/4"" off one side and the top only of a base paper. Align and adhere over a contrasting piece of paper so a nice even border is achieved. Trim another contrasting paper to measure 4-3/4"" x 11-1/4"" and adhere near the left side of the layout. Place border sticker down each side of it , making sure to trim off the excess length. Step 3: Cut three photo mats from Beige Cardstock (from Cattitude Theme Pack) to measure (2) 4"" x 4"" and (1) 4"" x 6"". Trim photos to measure (2) 3-3/4"" and (1) 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"". Adhere the photos atop the mats and add to the page. Step 4: Adhere the kitty and add stickers as desired. Will you be making this too-cute-to-handle cat scrapbook layout? What memories and photos would you put on it? Type our your answers in the comments section below! "," Ask any cat lover, and they’ll tell you that felines are just the best. From their adorably fluffy and whiskered faces to those cute mini mews and talkative meows, playful interactions like chasing lasers or patting at feathery toys (and cat videos across the internet surely prove they’re funny creatures!) and sweet snuggle sessions on the couch, cats are purr-iceless companions. (Added bonus: Owning a cat has been shown ","Cat, Cattitude Theme Pack, Creative Memories, Page Layout, Pets, Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Tools, Technique","Pet,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Bark-Meow-Cattitude-Cat-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,73053 "Have a Green Thumb of Fun With This Garden Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-09 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/09/have-a-green-thumb-of-fun-with-this-garden-scrapbook-layout/," Basil and begonias. Tomatoes and thyme. Petunias and paprika peppers. Growing your own plants, vines, fruits, herbs and flowers can be so rewarding… so why not show it off?! No need to curb (or rather, herb) your enthusiasm, for this garden scrapbook layout is growing with plenty of possibilities that you'll want to cultivate right away! To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of honey yellow wash designer paper as the base for this layout. (To save paper, you may wish to cut out the inside of this piece using the 12-inch Trimmer.) Cut a piece of diamond grid designer paper to 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and mount on the base. Step 2: Cut an 11-1/2"" x 1-1/4"" strip of dusty sky blue spots designer paper and adhere to the top of the layout. Cut an 11-1/2"" x 1/4"" strip of wavy stripes designer paper, and along with a butterflies border sticker, adhere below the dusty sky blue spots strip as shown. Cut an 11-1/2"" x 1-1/4"" strip of grass designer paper and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Cut an 11-1/2"" x 1/4"" strip of wavy striped designer paper, and along with the lavender spring-inspired quote border sticker, adhere above the grass strip. Step 3: Using the outside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with peach waves tonal paper. Adhere as shown, tucking part of the circle behind the previous strips. Step 4: Cut 1-1/4"" x 1-1/2"" pieces from a variety of papers. Cut 1-1/2"" x 1-3/4"" pieces from a variety of papers. Score the top 1/4"" using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade. Using scissors or the trimmer, cut small slices away to make a flower pot shape. Fold down the tops and apply Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive to secure them. Adhere on the layout as shown, popping the smaller flowerpots up with Foam Squares. Tuck flower stickers inside a couple of the flowerpots. Step 5: Mat a 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photo with a 6"" x 4"" piece of dark hunter green butterflies silhouette tonal paper. Mat a 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" photo with a 4"" x 6"" piece of dark hunter green butterflies silhouette tonal paper. Mount both on the layout. Step 6: Adhere additional stickers and journal as desired. Do you plant flowers, herbs, fruits or other greenery? If so, which ones? Will you be making this garden scrapbook layout to show off your fresh goodies? Share! "," Basil and begonias. Tomatoes and thyme. Petunias and paprika peppers. Growing your own plants, vines, fruits, herbs and flowers can be so rewarding… so why not show it off?! No need to curb (or rather, herb) your enthusiasm, for this garden scrapbook layout is growing with plenty of possibilities that you'll want to cultivate right away! To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (","Endless Meadows Collection, Flowers, outdoors, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Spring, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/EndlessMeadows_Paper_1920x1080.jpg,73224 "Cherish Your Always And Forever: Infinity Heart Borders and Wedding Scrapbook Card","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-08 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/08/cherish-your-always-and-forever-infinity-heart-borders-and-wedding-scrapbook-card/," Infinity — a concept of mathematics and physics that refers to a quantity with no bound or limits. But calculating concepts aside, it can also metaphorically refer with respect to love — immeasurable, eternal and everlasting love and adoration. And to celebrate the heartfelt bond between people — a mother and daughter, spouses, best friends — the Infinity Heart Border Punch can relay those sentimental, endless feelings! Take a peek at these infinity heart borders and wedding scrapbook card and lay your heart on the line! To create these borders and card, you will need: Devotion Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Foiled Accent Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion White Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Autumn Hay Shimmer, Bronze Shimmer, Platinum Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Infinity Heart Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Infinity Heart Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/7D_v6ESmndU To Love, Laughter & Happily Ever After Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-5/8"" strip of beige mini diamonds designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/8"" strip of pale dusty pink roses accent paper and adhere on top. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock and adhere to the border. Step 2: Using the Infinity Heart Border Punch, punch a border with Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the border, overlapping the Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock strip. Step 3: Punch a border using the Infinity Heart Border Punch with painterly brushstrokes designer paper and adhere on top of the bronze border. Step 4: Adhere stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Love Story Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip of White Solid Cardstock for the base.  Step 2: Using the Infinity Heart Border Punch, punch borders with four different papers. Trim out sections and adhere to the middle of the base.  Step 3: Cut two 12"" x 1/2"" strips of beige heart-diamond grid accent paper and adhere to the top and bottom of the base. Step 4: Adhere stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Our Wedding Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of large floral designer paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock and adhere on the base. Cut a 1-3/4"" x 12"" strip of gold scallops accent paper and mount on top of the cardstock piece. Step 3: Using the Infinity Heart Border Punch, punch a border with white hearts foiled accent paper and adhere to the border. Punch another border with Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Trim out four hearts using Micro-Tip Scissors. Adhere on the border, as shown. Step 4: Add embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Forever & Always Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of Autumn Hay Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 5-1/4"" x 1-1/2"" strip of minimalist florals designer paper and adhere to the bottom of the card. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 1-1/2"" strip of white hearts foiled accent paper and adhere to the middle of the card. Cut a 5-1/4"" x 1-1/4"" strip of pale dusty pink roses accent paper and adhere to the top of the card. Step 3: Using the Infinity Heart Border Punch, punch a border with Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Trim out three large hearts using Micro-Tip Scissors. Adhere to the card. Step 4: Adhere stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Do you feel the love from the infinity heart borders and wedding scrapbook card? Share your insight by typing out your comments below! "," Infinity — a concept of mathematics and physics that refers to a quantity with no bound or limits. But calculating concepts aside, it can also metaphorically refer with respect to love — immeasurable, eternal and everlasting love and adoration. And to celebrate the heartfelt bond between people — a mother and daughter, spouses, best friends — the Infinity Heart Border Punch can relay those sentimental, endless fe","Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Creative Memories, Devotion Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Wedding, wedding card","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Wedding",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/InfinityHeartBorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,72928 "Seize Seasonal Serenity: Spring Scrapbook Layout With The NSD 2022 Collection","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-07 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/07/seize-seasonal-serenity-spring-scrapbook-layout-with-the-nsd-2022-collection/," Summer, autumn and winter may have their seasonal fans, but spring represents a fresh start and clean slate by ushering in brighter days, warmer temps, invigorating showers and the rebirth of blooming flowers, budding trees and cute baby animals. If you’re ready to kick away those winter doldrums, then this sunny spring scrapbook layout with NSD 2022 collection items is right up your creative alley! Hint: If you would like to attend an NSD event (virtual, in-person or hybrid events), you can connect with an Advisor near you using our handy Advisor Locator search on the website. US | CA | AU To create this layout you will need: NSD 2022 Project Recipe™ Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Laser Cut Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Mini Pack Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole NSD 2022 collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/qu8Gbk9R7M4 Step 1: Use a piece of plaid paper as the base for this layout. Cut a 1/2"" x 12"" strip of blue woven paper and adhere along the right side of the layout. Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of beige honeycomb paper and adhere it next to the blue woven strip. Adhere a leafy border sticker along the seam. Step 2: Cut an 8-1/4"" x 8-1/4"" piece of blue woven paper and then cut in half from corner to corner. Adhere the bees and florals paper and the framing leaves laser-cut paper on top, about 1/4"" from the edge. Trim off excess to create a layered triangle. Adhere to the left side of the layout. Step 3: Crop three photos to 5"" x 3-1/2"" and mat with three 5-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" pieces of Light Blue Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the layout as shown. Step 4: Tuck a blue mat embellishment behind the bottom photo. Journal as desired. Step 5: Add additional embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. What are your go-to activities in spring? Do you like the light and airy feel of this spring scrapbook layout with items from the NSD 2022 collection? Type out your answers in the comments section below! "," Summer, autumn and winter may have their seasonal fans, but spring represents a fresh start and clean slate by ushering in brighter days, warmer temps, invigorating showers and the rebirth of blooming flowers, budding trees and cute baby animals. If you’re ready to kick away those winter doldrums, then this sunny spring scrapbook layout with NSD 2022 collection items is right up your creative alley! Hint: If you would l","Creative Memories, Family, Laser Cut Paper, NSD, NSD 2022 Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Spring, Spring Layout","NSD,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/NSD2022_Layout2_1080x1080.jpg,73350 "Sketch Round-Up Feb. 21-March 6","Creative Memories","2022-03-06 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/06/sketch-round-up-feb-21-march-6/," Do you ever pull out your picture printouts, totes of tools and packs of paper, sit down… and just have no idea what to make with them? (Worry not, it happens to all of us!) Well, one way to hurdle over this scrapbooking obstacle is to tap into the game plan of scrapbooking sketches! Follow it to a T or let it inspire you to makeshift your own creation — sketches are an easy head start for your next project. Go off and running with these four sketches! Sketch #1 ¡Bienvenidos! Sketch #1 is here to welcome you to a fiesta of fun — just click here to see how to make it! Sketch #2 Give a toast to the happy couple... and to happy memories! This elegant project, which you can find here, is definitely a love-filled layout! Sketch #3 Feel the flower power by following along with this Endless Meadows layout! Sketch #4 This project is refreshing (and will be rewarding to make)! It's coming soon, so make sure you (and your friends, family and other craft-loving acquaintances!) are subscribed to the blog so it comes straight to your email inbox for quick creating! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then keep your schedule open for the March Virtual Crop, happening this upcoming weekend — March 11-12 (AU 12-13 March). Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page so you're in the know of what the six challenges are, prizes to be had and more! "," Do you ever pull out your picture printouts, totes of tools and packs of paper, sit down… and just have no idea what to make with them? (Worry not, it happens to all of us!) Well, one way to hurdle over this scrapbooking obstacle is to tap into the game plan of scrapbooking sketches! Follow it to a T or let it inspire you to makeshift your own creation — sketches are an easy head start for your next project. Go off and ru","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,73511 "Spring Into Organization: Take On The Great Spring Refresh Challenge","Creative Memories","2022-03-04 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/04/spring-into-organization-take-on-the-great-spring-refresh-challenge/," When was the last time you did a thorough assessment of your craft space? It can be easy to toss things here and there and lose track of the treasures you want to use. Organizing helps you identify what you love, what you know you’ll never use and gives you the space and peace of mind to identify your priorities. When everything is in its place, it makes it easy to focus on the joy of album making. With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to sort, assess, purge, prioritize and ensure you have exactly what you need to realize your album-making goals for the year. So why not have a little fun with it and join your fellow scrappers to take on The Great Spring Refresh challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group?! How The Great Spring Refresh challenge works: Who can participate? All Advisors and customers who are members of the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.What is the challenge? Go through your craft space with an eye to organize and identify what you can let go of and what you need. Follow the steps below, and upon completion, submit your before-and-after photos (together in one post) in the Facebook Group with #GreatSpringRefresh for the chance to WIN.How will winners be selected? Winners will be selected randomly, however, it must be obvious that there was improvement between the before and after pictures. What can you win? Four (4) lucky winners will win a BUNDLE of must-have products valued at $153.50 USD (Storage & Display Tote, Tools Organizer, Sort & Stash Binder and Power® Project Folders).  When are submissions due? There will be two (2) qualification periods: 2 winners will be selected from submissions posted by this Sunday, March 6, at 11:59pm CT, and 2 winners will be selected from submissions posted by next Sunday, March. 13, at 11:59pm CT.Why are there two qualification periods? Because we know craft spaces vary in size and organizational needs. Also, if you complete the challenge this weekend, you'll know what supplies you need to replenish.When will winners be announced? The 2 winners chosen from submissions by this Sunday will be announced on Thursday, March 10. The 2 winners chosen from submissions by next Sunday (March 13) will be announced on Thursday, March 17, along with the Virtual Crop winners. How to participate: Step 1: Take a “Before” photo of your craft space.  If it's a mess, don't worry — you'll be proud of your progress when it's done. If it's already clean and organized, great! You may want to think about efficiency — are the things you use most often right at hand? Is it easy to sit down and complete a single page, border or card without having to dig?Step 2: Sort through your craft supplies with a critical eye. Have you used X in the last year? Do you still love it? Does the design still suit you? Do you know what project you will use X for? If the answer is no, put those items into a donation box. Craft supplies are highly requested items by daycares, schools, foster home organizations, community centers, women's shelters, after-school programs and children's hospitals.Step 3: Organize the products that you use and wish to keep. Think about how you use them, too. Does sorting by collection work best? Or by color? Is it easy to find what you’re looking for? If you already have storage solutions like the Tools Organizer, Storage & Display Tote, Rolling Bag, etc., you’ll want to give those a review and re-org, too! Just because they appear organized in your craft space doesn't mean they're organized on the inside!Step 4: Review the checklist below of recommended must-haves and cross-check them against your supplies. Are there any you are missing or any new ones you'd like to try? How are your basics holding up? There’s nothing worse than getting into a cropping flow and realizing your blades are dull or your Tape Runner is about to run out. The quantities shown are recommendations so you won’t have to worry about outages and/or can invite a friend over to crop! Step 5: Take an “After” photo of your craft space and post it — along with your “Before” picture — in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with #GreatSpringRefresh. Way to go, you did it! Now you can bask in the beauty (and functionality!) of your organized craft space and maybe even be one of the lucky winners!  FAQs What is considered a “craft space”? Wherever you craft and however you store your products! Whether you have a dedicated craft room or crop at the kitchen table, it counts. Any organizational solutions for products, tools also qualify (e.g., Rolling Bag, Tools Organizer, shelves, Power® Project Folders/Layout Box/Sort Box, etc.).What is considered “organized” for my craft space? To be eligible to win, it must be evident that you have made an improvement between the before and after pictures. My craft space is already organized; can I still participate? Yes! If your craft room is already “organized” prior to the challenge, you may wish to show a closeup of a particular area in your craft space that you organized (e.g., if you cleaned out and re-organized your Rolling Bag, you may wish to show a before and after shot of the inside of your Rolling Bag).Do I have to have all Creative Memories products in my craft space to be eligible to win? No, but it must be evident that you have Creative Memories products in your craft space. We hope you'll be joining us to take on The Great Spring Refresh challenge and can't wait to see your organizational enhancements! Join The Facebook Group "," When was the last time you did a thorough assessment of your craft space? It can be easy to toss things here and there and lose track of the treasures you want to use. Organizing helps you identify what you love, what you know you’ll never use and gives you the space and peace of mind to identify your priorities. When everything is in its place, it makes it easy to focus on the joy of album making. With spring just ","#BONUS Challenge, Challenge, Creative Memories, Organization, The Great Spring Refresh Challenge","#BONUS Challenges,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/TheGreatSpringRefresh_600x600.jpg,73485 "Reminisce On Your Happily-Ever-After Memories With This Wedding Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-03 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/03/reminisce-on-your-happily-ever-after-memories-with-this-wedding-scrapbook-layout/," Love is love. Whether you fall head over heels at 20 or 80, the intimate bond between two people is very special and is based upon the groundwork of care, trust, teamwork, affection, mutual respect and more. This together-forever wedding scrapbook layout will have you swooning over your love story with its romantic, elegant and heartfelt details — see for yourself! To create this layout you will need: Devotion Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of large florals designer paper as the base for this layout. Cut a piece of beige wash designer paper to 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and mount on top. Step 2: Crop a photo to 5-1/4"" x 4"". Mount it, along with a 4"" x 6"" photo, the 4"" x 6"" “True love stories never have endings” variety mat and the 6"" x 4"" foliage variety mat to the layout as shown. Step 3: Adhere the two hearts and Xs border stickers and one gold flourish border sticker to the layout as shown. Add embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Journal as desired. Do you enjoy the neutral whites, creams, beiges and golds of this wedding scrapbook layout? What love-filled photos and stories would you place on top? "," Love is love. Whether you fall head over heels at 20 or 80, the intimate bond between two people is very special and is based upon the groundwork of care, trust, teamwork, affection, mutual respect and more. This together-forever wedding scrapbook layout will have you swooning over your love story with its romantic, elegant and heartfelt details — see for yourself! To create this layout you will need: Devotion","Creative Memories, Devotion Collection, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Wedding, Wedding Album, Wedding Scrapbook","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Wedding",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Devotion_StickersMats_1920x1080.jpg,72908 "Enjoy Your Springtime Memories All Year Round: Spring Scrapbook Projects With Circle Borders","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-02 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/02/enjoy-your-springtime-memories-all-year-round-spring-scrapbook-projects-with-circle-borders/," Style and trends may come and go — just like how the four seasons transition throughout the year — but in the end, circle shapes will repeat itself again and again an attractive, playful and lasting design. And you can enjoy this on-target trend all year round with the Circle Chain Border Maker Cartridge and its modern circle borders cutouts! Check out how we’ve adapted this BMC for springtime with these spring scrapbook borders! (They're sure to bring your album pages and memories full circle!) To create these borders you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Circle 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 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 Circle Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/flQtaK2aRFY Every Day Beauty Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of large wildflowers designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of grass designer paper and adhere on the bottom of the base. Step 2: Using the Circle Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with grass designer paper. Cut a 12"" x 5/16"" strip of lavender waves tonal paper and adhere behind the circles. Mount on the border, just above the grass strip. Place a butterflies border sticker on top. Step 3: Using the Circle Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with each peach waves and lavender sprigs tonal papers. Layer and adhere behind the border so that just the scallops show. Wildflowers Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of hand-painted shrubs designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of honey yellow waves tonal paper and adhere to the bottom. Place a lavender spring-inspired quote border sticker along the seam. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip of honey yellow diamond tonal paper. Using the Circle Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with each lavender sprigs and honey yellow birds silhouette tonal papers. Cut the honey yellow border in half lengthwise and layer behind the lavender border. Adhere on top of the honey yellow diamond strip and mount on the border, tucking a petunias border sticker behind it as shown. Step 3: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Spring Border Step 1: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of hand-painted shrubs designer paper for the base. Cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of wavy stripes designer paper and adhere on the base. Cut a 1-1/2"" x 12"" strip of honey yellow wash designer paper and mount on top. Step 2: Using the Circle Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock and cut in half lengthwise. Punch a border with dark hunter green butterflies silhouette tonal paper. Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut circles with several various tonal paper scraps. Apply adhesive to the dark hunter green border and adhere circle pieces behind the border as shown. Layer and adhere the white border halves behind and mount on the border. Step 3: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with White Solid Cardstock. Using the Red Blade, cut a circle with dark hunter green butterflies silhouette tonal paper. Adhere the ""Spring is a lovely reminder..."" sticker on the white circle, then the dark hunter green circle. Mount on the border with Foam Squares. Step 4: Add additional stickers as desired. Sunshine Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of leaf green waves tonal paper for the base. Cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of dark hunter green butterflies silhouette tonal paper and adhere near the left side of the border. Cut a 1/2"" x 12"" strip of honey yellow wallpaper florals designer paper and adhere near the right side of the border. Place a dusty sky blue wavy border sticker along the seam. Step 2: Using the Circle Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch borders with each honey yellow wash designer paper, dusty sky blue wildlife and wildflower silhouettes designer paper and leaf green waves tonal paper. Using a scissors, cut out six three-circles sections and one five-circles section. Cut a slit in the end circle of one section and slide the end of another section in to make a link. Repeat with the other sections. Adhere to the border as shown. Step 3: Adhere stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. What do you think of these spring scrapbook ideas? Do you like the versatile look of the circle borders made with the Circle Chain BMC? What other themes (other seasons, birthdays, vacations, school, etc.) would you adapt this tool with to create? "," Style and trends may come and go — just like how the four seasons transition throughout the year — but in the end, circle shapes will repeat itself again and again an attractive, playful and lasting design. And you can enjoy this on-target trend all year round with the Circle Chain Border Maker Cartridge and its modern circle borders cutouts! Check out how we’ve adapted this BMC for springtime with these spring scrapboo","Border Ideas, Border Maker System, Borders, Endless Meadows Collection, Layered Borders, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Scrapbooking Tools, Spring","Border Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/CircleChainBMC_1920x1080.jpg,73299 "Pack a Picnic of Originality: Spring Scrapbook Layout With The NSD 2022 Collection","Krislyn Mattei","2022-03-01 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/03/01/pack-a-picnic-of-originality-spring-scrapbook-layout-with-the-nsd-2022-collection/," There’s something so fun and relaxing about picnics. Whether it’s at the local park, a beachside pit-stop or right in your own backyard, it's time to roll out a blanket, have a seat and open up the wicker basket or cooler to enjoy some alfresco ambiance! Tasty food, plenty of sunshine, a few games of Frisbee or bag toss, and you have a recipe for a great day with friends and family. Open your outside adventures with this spring scrapbook layout featuring the NSD 2022 collection — making it will be a simple walk in the park! Psst! If you would like to attend an NSD event (virtual, in-person or hybrid events), you can connect with an Advisor near you using our handy Advisor Locator search on the website. US | CA | AU To create this layout you will need: NSD 2022 Project Recipe™ Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Laser Cut Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Mini Pack Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)NSD 2022 Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole NSD 2022 collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/qu8Gbk9R7M4 Step 1: Use a piece of wispy clouds paper as the base for this layout. Adhere the 12x12 framing leaves laser-cut paper over the top. Step 2: Cut four 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" squares of blue woven paper. Adhere to the layout. Crop three photos to 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" and mount on the blue woven squares as shown. Cut a 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"" piece of beige honeycomb paper and adhere to the fourth square. Step 3: Adhere the picnic baskets and flowers laser-cut borders to the bottom of the layout. Add additional embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Journal as desired. Does this spring scrapbook layout usher in the refreshing vibes of the season? And, do you love the laser-cut details? Lastly, what are your thoughts on this year's NSD collection? Share, share, share with us! "," There’s something so fun and relaxing about picnics. Whether it’s at the local park, a beachside pit-stop or right in your own backyard, it's time to roll out a blanket, have a seat and open up the wicker basket or cooler to enjoy some alfresco ambiance! Tasty food, plenty of sunshine, a few games of Frisbee or bag toss, and you have a recipe for a great day with friends and family. Open your outside adventures with this ","Creative Memories, Family, family memories, Laser Cut Embellishments, Laser Cut Paper, National Scrapbook Day, NSD, NSD 2022 Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Spring, Spring Layout","NSD,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/NSD2022_LaserCutBundle_CU1_1920x1080.jpg,73339 "Plant Seeds of Fresh Style With This Spring Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-02-28 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/28/plant-seeds-of-fresh-style-with-this-spring-scrapbook-layout%ef%bf%bc/," Frolic through a field of springtime memories when you work with the bloomin’ beauties of the latest collection, Endless Meadows! Inspired by budding trees and greenery, fresh flowers and invigorating spring showers and warmer-weather days, these scrapbooking supplies turn a new leaf of creative opportunities, as they’re perfect for photos of berry picking, family picnics at the park, gardening in the backyard, outdoor weddings, Easter, Mother’s Day and more — talk about a bountiful bouquet of themes! Check out this spring scrapbook layout and plant your own photos and details on it! To create this layout you will need: Endless Meadows Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Endless Meadows Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Endless Meadows collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/WXtJLBOrtNw Step 1: Use a piece of honey yellow diamonds tonal paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of dusty blue sky wildlife silhouette designer paper and adhere to the left edge of the layout. Cut a 5-3/4"" x 3-7/8"" pieces of each honey yellow, leaf green and peach waves tonal papers. Adhere along the right edge of the layout. Step 3: Mount a 6"" x 4"" photo on a 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" variety mat. Crop two photos to 4” x 4” and round the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Adhere all photos to the layout as shown. Step 4: Adhere stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added embellishment. Step 5: Journal as desired. What are your thoughts on the cheerful palette and pretty designs of the Endless Meadows collection? What memories would you put on it? Share your thoughts and ideas with us and others down below! "," Frolic through a field of springtime memories when you work with the bloomin’ beauties of the latest collection, Endless Meadows! Inspired by budding trees and greenery, fresh flowers and invigorating spring showers and warmer-weather days, these scrapbooking supplies turn a new leaf of creative opportunities, as they’re perfect for photos of berry picking, family picnics at the park, gardening in the backyard, outdoor we","Creative Memories, DIY Flowers, Endless Meadows Collection, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Spring, Spring Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/EndlessMeadows_Collection_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,73185 "This Dog Scrapbook Layout Fetches Paw-some Creativity","Kylie Kingham","2022-02-25 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/25/this-dog-scrapbook-layout-fetches-paw-some-creativity/," Raise of hands (or paws!) — who loves dogs? Whether you call them a pooch or doggo, pup or pupperino, good boy or good girl, woofers, floofers or boofers, there’s so much to adore about these loyal companions! And if you call them your “fur babies,” science has your back! When humans and dogs look into each other’s eyes, both get a boost of the feel-good hormone oxytocin, which is the same hormone behind the bond between parents and their babies! Unleash your creativity and treat moments with your fur-ever friend with this dog scrapbook layout that features the Puppy Love and Bark & Meow Theme Packs. To create this layout you will need: Bark & Meow Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Puppy Love Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Charcoal, Hot Fudge & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle, Oval & Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: To create the puppy: With the outside edge of the small heart Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern and Red Blade, cut two hearts from complementing papers. (Tip: If using paper with script or a directional picture print, be sure to turn either the paper or the template upside down before cutting.) Position the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern over the top of one heart, around halfway, and cut across using the Red Blade. Trim off any pointy corners with scissors. Adhere this as a ""snout"" over the top of the other heart with Foam Squares.From a contrasting piece of designer paper, cut two ""egg""/oval shapes from the middle of the small heart Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern with the Red Blade. Trim the edges a little straighter with scissors to resemble more of an ear shape. Adhere to the top of the head. With the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut an oval from Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the base to make the nose with a Foam Square.With the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Blue Blade, cut two ovals from White Solid Cardstock as eyes and adhere in place. From Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock, punch two circles with the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and add as pupils. Punch a crescent moon shape from the Piece by Piece Mini Trip Punch Set and Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock as the mouth. Adhere. With the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Blue Blade, cut six ovals from the same paper as the puppy’s snout. Set the ovals and puppy aside for now. Step 2: Select four different designer papers and from each trim a 1"" x 12"" strip. Cut each strip into 4"" long pieces. Alternate each piece and adhere them along the top of a selected base paper. Use an orange border sticker from the Puppy Love Theme Pack to cover the bottom edges. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 2"" x 12"" strip of designer paper and place along the straight bottom edge of the page. Layer the picket fence and grass border stickers from the Puppy Love Theme Pack over the top. Step 4: Cut a 3-1/2"" x 3"" piece of designer paper and adhere to the lower-left corner of the page as a doghouse. Cut a 3"" x 3"" square from contrasting paper and cut this square diagonally in half. Adhere one triangle as a roof over the top of the house with Foam Squares. With the inside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Red Blade, cut one oval from Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Cut two straight sides and bottom edge with scissors to resemble an opening/doorway and adhere it to the doghouse. Step 5: Using the Goldenrod Solid Cardstock in the Puppy Love Theme Pack, cut two photo mats to measure 6"" x 4"". Trim photos to measure 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and adhere to the goldenrod mats. Add to the layout. Step 6: Adhere the puppy’s head to the top of one photo. Adhere three of the small previously cut ovals either side of the head to resemble toes with Foam Squares. Punch six crescent moon shapes from Hot Fudge Cardstock using the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and glue them as claws. Step 7: Finish the page by adding decorative stickers as desired. Will you be making this dog scrapbook layout to pay homage to your pet? What do you like most about the layout? Share your thoughts and ideas with us down below! "," Raise of hands (or paws!) — who loves dogs? Whether you call them a pooch or doggo, pup or pupperino, good boy or good girl, woofers, floofers or boofers, there’s so much to adore about these loyal companions! And if you call them your “fur babies,” science has your back! When humans and dogs look into each other’s eyes, both get a boost of the feel-good hormone oxytocin, which is the same hormone behind the bond be","Bark & Meow Collection, Creative Memories, Dog, Page Layout, Pets, Project Ideas, Puppy Love Theme Pack, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Theme Packs","Page Layout Ideas,Pet,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Bark-Meow-Puppy-Love-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,73030 "Toddler Time Frames: 12 Baby Scrapbook Borders and DIY Baby Scrapbook Embellishment Idea","Krislyn Mattei","2022-02-24 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/24/toddler-time-frames-12-baby-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-baby-scrapbook-embellishment-idea/," It’s true — children grow up fast. As important it may be to decorate the nursery, babyproof the home and shop for too-cute-to-handle clothes, it’s equally important to document these toddler time frames, tidbits and special moments within the first year (and beyond, too!). Blog contributor Krislyn Mattei has put together not 1, not 2, but 12 baby scrapbook borders that will for sure make for a cute and creative baby book that your little one can cherish for years to come.  To create these borders you'll need: Lullaby Lane Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Girl Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Boy Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Picket Fence Cartridge, Jammies Chain, Mirrored Scallops Chain, Starry & Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridges or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Diamond Arches, Flag Banner & Heart to Heart Border Punches 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 Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scallop & Wave Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Milk Belly Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of pink bib girl designer paper for the base. Cut a 1-7/16"" strip of blue muslin blanket boy designer paper and adhere it on top. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of green plaid designer paper. Using the Diamond Arches Border Punch, punch both long sides. Adhere on the border. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1-1/8"" strip of wooden floor designer paper and adhere on the border. Place a bottles border sticker on top. Adhere the milk belly sticker and pacifier and bottle, popping them up with Foam Squares for added dimension. My Whole World Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of White Solid Cardstock for the base. Cut two 2"" x 2-1/2"" pieces each of green leaves, pink bib and pink ""So much love"" girl designer papers. Adhere side by side on the base, alternating patterns. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 1-3/4"" strip of navy blue brushstrokes girl designer paper. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" strip of polka dots boy designer paper and adhere on top. Step 3: Using the Heart to Heart Border Punch, punch a border with pink ""So much love"" girl designer paper and another with floral girl designer paper. Adhere on the polka dot strip. Adhere the teddy bear and ""You are my whole world and more"" stickers with Foam Squares for added dimension. You Are So Loved Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of tan snackable cereal designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of blue hearts boy designer paper and adhere to the border. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" strip of pink muslin blanket girl designer paper and adhere below it. Step 2: With the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut three circles with florals girl designer paper. Cut each in half and adhere to the pink muslin blanket strip as shown. Step 3: Using the Jammies Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock. Cut small pieces of pink ""So much love"" girl designer paper to place behind the heart cutouts. Adhere to the border. Add stickers with Foam Squares for added dimension. I Gave You Life Border Step 1: Cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of floral girl designer paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 1-1/4"" x 12"" strip of navy blue brushstrokes girl designer paper and adhere on the base. Cut a 5/8"" x 12"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and adhere on top. Step 3: Using the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with pink muslin blanket girl designer paper. Cut one in half lengthwise and adhere behind the white cardstock so just the scallops show. Punch a border with blue muslin blanket boy designer paper and cut in half lengthwise. Layer scalloped borders on border as shown. Step 4: Cut a 1/4"" x 12"" strip of receiving blanket stripes designer paper and adhere to the middle of the border. Step 5: Cut a 2"" x 3-1/2"" piece of blue muslin blanket boy designer paper. Using scissors, cut a V on one end. Adhere to the border. Adhere the ""I gave you life..."" sticker with Foam Squares for added dimension. Love Border Step 1: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of pink muslin blanket girl designer paper for the base. Again using the swell edge, cut a 1-1/2"" x 12"" strip of green leaves girl designer paper and adhere on top as shown. Step 2: Using the Diamond Arches Border Punch, punch a border with navy blue brushstrokes girl designer paper. Trim to 1"" wide. Cut a 1/4"" x 12"" strip of wooden floor designer paper and place behind the diamond cutouts. Adhere to the border so just the scallops extend over the left edge. Place a florals border sticker over the seam. Step 3: With the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Crcle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with navy blue brushstrokes girl designer paper. With the Green Blade, cut a circle with ""You are so loved"" boy designer paper and adhere on top of the navy blue circle. Mount on the border. Step 4: Top with the ""Love"" and heart stickers and giraffe embellishment. Baby Border Step 1: Cut a 2-3/8"" x 12"" strip of wooden floor designer paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2"" x 11-1/2"" strip of blue hearts boy designer paper and adhere on the base. Step 3: Using the Heart to Heart Border Punch, punch a border with pink muslin blanket girl designer paper. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of pink hearts girl designer paper and adhere the hearts border on top. Cut into 2"" segments. Step 4: Using the Jammies Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with each blue muslin blanket boy designer paper and green mini crosses girl designer paper. Trim out three 2"" sections of each pattern and adhere to the border, alternating with hearts segments. Step 5: Adhere the ""Baby"" sticker with Foam Squares for added dimension. Adventure Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of green striped henley boy designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of blue hearts boy designer paper and adhere it to the border. Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of green mini crosses girl designer paper and adhere it below the blue hearts. Cut a 12"" x 1/4"" piece of ""You are so loved"" boy designer paper and adhere it underneath the green mini crosses strip. Step 2: Using the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with wooden crib boy designer paper. Adhere behind the base so just the scallops show. Step 3: Adhere a wooden cars border sticker with Foam Squares. Cut a 2-1/2"" x 1-3/4"" piece of blue muslin blanket boy designer paper. Trim a V out of one short side. Top with the ""You are our greatest adventure"" sticker. Using Foam Squares, adhere the sticker and wooden car embellishment on the border as shown. Hush Little Baby Border Step 1: Using the Starry Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with blue plaid boy designer paper. Trim to 12"" x 2-1/2"" for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1/4"" strip of pink muslin blanket girl designer paper and adhere it to the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" strip of night sky boy designer paper and adhere on the border. Step 2: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 12"" x 3/8"" strip of receiving blanket stripes designer paper. Adhere it to the border as shown. Step 3: Adhere the clock and ""Hush little baby"" embellishments and ""Snuggles all day"" sticker. Bath Time Bubbles Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of multi-hued scenery designer paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of pink muslin blanket girl designer paper and adhere on the base. With the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 1"" strip each of tan snackable cereal designer paper and blue muslin blanket boy designer paper and adhere to the border. Step 2: With the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut seven circles with blue muslin blanket boy designer paper. Adhere to the border as shown, popping a couple of them up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Adhere the rubber ducks border sticker using Foam Squares. Add additional stickers as desired. Storytime Border Step 1: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of pink muslin blanket girl designer paper for the base. Cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of tan plaid girl designer paper and adhere on the base. Step 2: Using the Picket Fence Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with green leaves girl designer paper. Trim to 1"" wide and adhere along the left side of the border. Using the Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with green leaves girl designer paper and adhere along the right side of the border. Step 3: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 1-1/2"" x 12"" strip of baby quilt girl designer paper. Adhere on top of the punched borders as shown. Step 4: With the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with green stripes girl designer paper. Cut off almost half and adhere to the border as shown. Top with bookshelf, ""Storytime"" and heart stickers. ABC Border Step 1: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip of green mini crosses girl designer paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 1"" x 12"" strip of ABCs and 123s designer paper and adhere to the left side of the base. Step 3: Cut a 1"" x 12"" strip of wooden crib bars boy designer paper and adhere to the right side of the border. Step 4: Place a wooden building blocks border stickers along the seam of the previously adhered paper strips. Step 5: Adhere the blocks and elephant embellishments. First Birthday Border Step 1: Using the Flag Banner Border Punch, punch a border with blue plaid boy designer paper. Trim to 3-1/4"" x 12"" for the base. Cut small pieces of pink ""So much love"" girl designer paper and adhere behind the star cutouts. Step 2: Cut a 1/4"" x 12"" strip of receiving blanket stripes designer paper and adhere just behind the left edge. Step 3: Cut a 2-3/8"" x 12"" strip of night sky boy designer paper and adhere to the border. Step 4: Cut two 2"" x 1-1/4"" pieces of green mini crosses girl designer paper and adhere to the top and bottom of the border as shown. Cut a 2"" x 3-1/8"" piece of wooden floor designer paper, as well as a 2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of rainbows skies designer paper, and adhere both to the border. Step 5: Using the Double Balloon Punch, punch balloons from scraps of various papers. Adhere four to the border as shown. Mount the ""1"" candle and ""First birthday"" stickers with Foam Squares for added dimension. If you like to arrange your baby album by month, you may want to create a little embellishment like these to add to your layout. Cut a 2-1/2"" x 2-1/2"" piece of paper for the base. Cut a 2-1/4"" x 2-1/4"" piece of paper, round the corners using the 2-Way Corner Rounder and adhere on top. Mount the numerical month embellishment on top. Cut a 2"" x 3/4"" strip of paper, notch a V in one short end, adhere a ""Months"" sticker and add to the embellishment. Top with an epoxy heart. What are your thoughts on these 12 baby scrapbook borders and bonus baby scrapbook embellishment idea from Krislyn? Will you be putting any (or all!) of these together for your baby books? Share your thoughts with us down below! "," It’s true — children grow up fast. As important it may be to decorate the nursery, babyproof the home and shop for too-cute-to-handle clothes, it’s equally important to document these toddler time frames, tidbits and special moments within the first year (and beyond, too!). Blog contributor Krislyn Mattei has put together not 1, not 2, but 12 baby scrapbook borders that will for sure make for a cute and creati","Baby, Baby Borders, Border Ideas, Border Maker, Border Maker System, Border Punches, Borders, Creative Memories, Lullaby Lane Collection, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Baby,Border Ideas,Fast2Fab™,Ideas for Mom,New Products,Project Ideas,Themed Albums,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/IMG_4246.jpg,71966 "Have a Wine-derful Time Creating This Italy Scrapbook Layout","Kylie Kingham","2022-02-23 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/23/have-a-wine-derful-time-creating-this-italy-scrapbook-layout/," Pizza, pasta, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The birthplace of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance movement. Wineries and World Heritage sites aplenty. Varying landscape scenes — rugged and jagged alpines, limestone cliffs, sweeping coastlines with azure-hued waters, lush hills crossed by rivers and streams. Italy is 116,000 square miles of amazing sensations! Show off your wine-derful Italian memories and adventures with this Italy scrapbook layout from blog contributor Kylie Kingham. Kylie’s Inspiration I fell instantly in love with the palette and designs of the papers in the Italy Theme Pack. They reminded me of the hues of terracotta cobblestones and the designs in nonna’s patchwork quilts, as well as rolling hills in a picturesque landscape featuring many scattered wineries. Italy produces more wine than any other nation in the world, and I knew this collection would be perfect to capture some food and wine tour memories. To create this layout you will need: Italy Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Italy Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle & Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Victorian Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Get a closer look at the Italy scrapbooking supplies in the video below! https://youtu.be/KH-Wt_9clwI Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and Straight Blade, carefully remove a 9-1/2"" x 9-1/2"" square from the middle of the mosaic paper. (You can do this by lining up the marking on the side of the blade housing to the measurements on the board. Trim down a contrasting piece of paper to 10"" x 10"" and adhere over the border square. NOTE: This method conserves paper, but alternatively, you can leave the sheet full and adhere a 10"" x 10"" contrasting piece of paper over the top to create a border effect.) Step 2: From the theme pack cardstock (Shell Shimmer Solid Cardstock) cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Victorian Blade. Trim a 2"" x 12"" strip with the Victorian Blade from the wine bottles paper and adhere this strip aligned over the cardstock strip with Repositionable Tape Runner. Adhere the grapes and grape vines laser-cut border to the base of the page. Adhere the paper border strip approximately 1-1/2"" up from the base of the page. (The very top of the laser-cut border will be tucked in under the paper border.) Step 3: Cut three photo mats from two different papers measuring (1) 6"" x 4"", (1) 5"" x 4"" and (1) 4"" x 4"". Trim photos to measure 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"", 4-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere each photo to the mats and add them to the page.  Step 4: To create the wine bottle: Trim two pieces of green olive branches paper to measure- 2-1/4"" x 4"" and 1"" x 3"". Using the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, Align the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern over the top of the larger piece and trim away a small piece with the outside edge and the Red Blade to create a curved top. Adhere the smaller piece aligned to the top to create the wine bottle neck. Using Foam Squares, add two grape stickers to cover the join line. From the inside edge of the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern, cut an oval from the wine bottles paper with the Blue Blade. Adhere this with Repositionable Tape Runner to the middle of the bottle as well as a text sticker. Trim a small piece of the same wine bottles paper to measure 1-1/4"" wide x 1/2"" tall and adhere toward the top of the wine bottle. With the wine bottle now complete, adhere it to the left side of the layout with Repositionable Tape Runner. Step 5: To finish, adhere the ""Italy"" laser-cut border to the middle of the wine bottles border. (It will overlap a photo as well as the wine bottle). Add some decorative stickers. What travel highlights would you put on this Italy scrapbook layout? (The creative pasta-bilities are endless!) "," Pizza, pasta, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The birthplace of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance movement. Wineries and World Heritage sites aplenty. Varying landscape scenes — rugged and jagged alpines, limestone cliffs, sweeping coastlines with azure-hued waters, lush hills crossed by rivers and streams. Italy is 116,000 square miles of amazing sensations! Show off your wine-derful Italian memories and adventures with this","Creative Memories, Italy, Italy Scrapbook Supplies, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Theme Packs, Travel, Vacation","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Italy_ThemePack_1920x1080.jpg,72986 "Pack Your Precious Memories With This Travel Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-02-22 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/22/pack-your-precious-memories-with-this-travel-scrapbook-layout/," What are your must-have travel items?No matter where you go, luggage, a suitcase or carry-on bag is quintessential for travels. If you want to pack a bit of fun for your next travel scrapbook layout, then look no further than this suitcase scrapbook idea from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu. Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Wanderlust Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge to punch both sides and top of the airplanes tonal paper and trim the uneven shapes as shown. Step 2: Add it to a piece of the dark brown leather tonal paper. Fold the top two corners as shown. Cut a piece of the stripes designer paper to measure 1"" x 12"" and add it to the top of the page from the back side. Step 3: Cut a piece of light leather designer paper to measure 10"" x 8-1/2"". Use the 2-Way Corner Rounder to round all four corners. Add to the page. Step 4: Cut the laser-cut mat as shown to use as a luggage handle. Add to the page. Step 5: Adhere mats, stickers and embellishments using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you think of this suitcase scrapbook idea? What travel memories would you place inside? "," What are your must-have travel items?No matter where you go, luggage, a suitcase or carry-on bag is quintessential for travels. If you want to pack a bit of fun for your next travel scrapbook layout, then look no further than this suitcase scrapbook idea from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu. Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Wanderlust Paper Pack&nb","Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Travel, Vacation, Wanderlust Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Wanderlust-Travel-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,72960 "February Completed Album Challenge PLUS a Wedding Scrapbook Layout You'll Love!","Krislyn Mattei","2022-02-21 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/21/february-completed-album-challenge-plus-a-wedding-scrapbook-layout-youll-love/," It's the last week of February, which means it's time to take on the Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in February, just completed in February), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #FebCropDontStop for the chance to win! Here's an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://www.youtube.com/embed/xMRJK3xjFQs For ALL the details on the Completed Album Challenge, check out this blog post. And if you're looking for a layout to create to finish your album, today's post has a wedding scrapbook layout you’re sure to fall head over heels for! To create this layout you will need: Devotion Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Foiled Accent Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion White Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of gold marble foiled accent paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut 1/2"" x 12” strips with various designer and foiled accent designer papers. Trim several to 4"" in length and others to 2"" in length. Apply Repositionable Tape Runner to all and adhere as shown to the left side of the layout. Step 3: Cut two 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" pieces of gold scallops foiled accent paper. Mount two 6"" x 4"" photos on top and adhere to the layout. Step 4: Adhere embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. What love-filled memories would you showcase on this wedding scrapbook layout? Or what other memories would fit the bill on this romantic project? Share your idea and innovations in the comments below. "," It's the last week of February, which means it's time to take on the Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in February, just completed in February), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #FebCropDontStop&n","#BONUS Challenge, Completed Album Challenge, Creative Memories, Devotion Collection, Love, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Wedding, Wedding Album, Wedding Photo Album, Wedding Scrapbook","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Wedding",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CompletedAlbumChallenge_600x600.jpg,72666 "Sketch Round-Up Feb. 7-20","Creative Memories","2022-02-20 11:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/20/sketch-round-up-feb-7-20/," There are several things a person should make in life — friends, time for others, peace, happiness and art. Yes, art! In “Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association,” researchers found that after just 45 minutes of artmaking, levels of the hormone cortisol — which is associated with stress — were reduced. So, making and creating art, in all its various forms (hello, scrapbooking!), makes us feel better. (Woot!) With those good vibes in mind, let’s play with these sketches to boost your creative mood! Sketch #1 This Big Easy layout is so easy to make! Click here to see how you can put together this party-packed project today! Sketch #2 This travel-themed layout will be trekking to the blog soon — stay tuned! Sketch #3 Talk about an endearing and elegant idea! Check out this blog post as inspiration for your own album. Sketch #4 Okay, we're head over heels for this stunner! You'll be able to capture this layout shortly — make sure you're subscribed to the blog so it comes straight to your inbox for clickable access! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then do we have good news for you! The next iteration of the Virtual Crop is happening March 11-12 (AU 12-13 March). Join and share the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page with everyone who you think might enjoy lots creativity, community and cool prizes! (Psst, there's also the Secret Box opening right before the start of the first challenge — it's sure to be a fabulous time!) "," There are several things a person should make in life — friends, time for others, peace, happiness and art. Yes, art! In “Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association,” researchers found that after just 45 minutes of artmaking, levels of the hormone cortisol — which is associated with stress — were reduced. So, making and creating art, in all its various forms (hello, scrapbooking!), makes us feel be","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,72746 "Feel The Fiesta With This Mexico Scrapbook Layout","Kylie Kingham","2022-02-18 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/18/feel-the-fiesta-with-this-mexico-scrapbook-layout/," Hello! Or should we say, “¡Hola!” Today is all about magnificent Mexico, for there are so many excelente activities and excursions to do in this country — world-class scuba diving, climbing ancient Mayan ruins, swimming in cenotes, exploring colonial towns and indulging in the delicious local cuisine (maybe a margarita on a sandy beach, anyone?). Warm up to this Mexico scrapbook layout (it’s still winter here at CM Home Office, so we’ll take the heat!) and feel the fiesta of fun. Kylie’s Inspiration The beautiful hues and prints of the Mexico Theme Pack are what inspired me to create this page layout. Music and dance feature heavily in Mexican culture so I wanted to showcase this, as well as the vibrancy and richness in my single-page design. The diamond-shape blanket pattern laser-cut border really caught my eye and reminded me of lovely Mexican folk art with an Aztec or Mayan theme so I wanted this to be an added feature for both texture and hues. To create this layout you will need: Mexico Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Mexico Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Autumn Hay Shimmer 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)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Get a closer look at the Mexico scrapbooking supplies in the video below! https://youtu.be/OHqvhrjXZ8M Step 1: From red chili peppers paper trim a 2-1/2"" x 12"" strip and adhere to the top of the green cacti paper. Trim two 1/2"" x 12"" strips of the serape stripes paper. Adhere one to the very bottom of the page and the other approximately 1/2"" up from the bottom edge of the wide red chili peppers strip. Step 2: Adhere one of the flags banner border stickers to the base of the top red chili peppers strip. Use small Foam Squares to adhere the diamond-shape blanket pattern laser-cut border to the top of the page.  Step 3: Trim a 6"" x 8"" piece of the floral paper and adhere to the right side of the page. Using Repositionable Tape Runner, adhere the “Mexico” laser-cut border to the top edge of the serape stripes paper at the base of the page. Step 4: From the red chili peppers/serape stripes paper, cut three ovals using the inside edge of the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Red Blade. From the floral paper, cut one oval the same size. Using a scissors, cut the top and bottom from one of the ovals on the serape stripes side and adhere each of them to the top of the two ovals, with red chili peppers side facing up. Cut the top and bottom from the remaining floral oval and adhere both to the bottom of the red ovals. Add a decorative edge by adhering the flag banner border sticker and trimming away any excess. Step 5: From Autumn Hay Shimmer Solid Cardstock (or similar), cut two strips to measure 1"" x 3"". Place one end of each strip aligned in the 2-Way Corner Rounder and punch to curve the bottom edge. Using a scissors, carefully shape each side inward a little to form the shape of handles on maracas. Adhere these over the bottom edge of each oval. Add each maraca to the bottom-left corner of the page, overlapping each other. Foam Squares can be used on the top maraca for added dimension. Step 6: From the Aqua Solid Cardstock, cut three photo mats to measure two 6""x 4"" and one 4""x 4"". Trim photos to measure two 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4""’ and one 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere the photos to the mats before adding them to the layout. Step 7: Finish the page by adding stickers with Foam Squares for added dimension. What photos would you add to this Mexico scrapbook layout? What are your thoughts on the fiesta of hues? Share you thoughts and ideas down below! "," Hello! Or should we say, “¡Hola!” Today is all about magnificent Mexico, for there are so many excelente activities and excursions to do in this country — world-class scuba diving, climbing ancient Mayan ruins, swimming in cenotes, exploring colonial towns and indulging in the delicious local cuisine (maybe a margarita on a sandy beach, anyone?). Warm up to this Mexico scrapbook layout (it’s still winter here at CM H","Laser Cut Embellishments, Mexico, Mexico Theme Pack, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Theme Packs, Travel, Vacation","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Mexico_ThemePack_1920x1080.jpg,72699 "Document Those First-Year Memories With This Baby Scrapbook Idea","Krislyn Mattei","2022-02-17 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/17/document-those-first-year-memories-with-this-baby-scrapbook-idea/," Baby’s first year is full of many milestones and memories — that first gummy smile, rolling and crawling around on the floor, deep belly laughs from playing peek-a-boo, that deliciously (and messy) first “real” meal and more. The ordinary and extraordinary moments from these tiny humans need to be captured and recorded, for the days, weeks and months truly fly by. Here’s a baby scrapbook idea if you want to document some month-by-month snapshots! To create this layout you will need: Lullaby Lane Girl Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Choose a sheet of White Solid Cardstock (or a White Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a piece of navy blue brushstrokes girl designer paper to 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"". (Tip: To conserve paper, you may wish to cut out the inside of this piece.) Adhere on the layout. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a piece of floral girl designer paper to 11-1/4"" x 11-1/4"". Mount on the top. Step 3: Adhere the “Currently” mat, floral wreath journal mat and navy blue polka dots mat to the layout. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 6"" x 4"" piece of pink muslin blanket girl designer paper. Crop a photo to 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mount on top. Adhere to the navy blue polka dots mat. Crop two photos to 3-1/4"" x 3"" and mount on the bottom of the layout as shown. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with pink muslin blanket girl designer paper. Mount a monthly embellishment on top and adhere to the layout. Step 5: Add additional embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Add epoxy stickers. Step 6: Journal as desired. What highlights or milestones would you record on this baby scrapbook idea? What draws you in the most on this layout? Share with us and others! "," Baby’s first year is full of many milestones and memories — that first gummy smile, rolling and crawling around on the floor, deep belly laughs from playing peek-a-boo, that deliciously (and messy) first “real” meal and more. The ordinary and extraordinary moments from these tiny humans need to be captured and recorded, for the days, weeks and months truly fly by. Here’s a baby scrapbook idea if you want to document","Lullaby Lane Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Baby,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/LullabyLane_MatsandEmbellishments_1920x1080.jpg,71323 "Preserve Your Love Story With This Two-Page Wedding Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-02-16 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/16/preserve-your-love-story-with-this-two-page-wedding-scrapbook-layout/," Walk down the aisle of your heartwarming love story with the Devotion collection! From sweet date nights to the surprise engagement, the intimate wedding ceremony and the anniversaries for years and years to come, these scrapbooking supplies commit as an “I do” for complementing your special relationship and meaningful photos with endearing, ethereal designs. So, happy couples, relish your romance with this two-page wedding scrapbook layout that is sure to ring in beauty! To create this layout you will need: Devotion Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Foiled Accent Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Red Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Devotion collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/FreLpkrFIfw Step 1: Use two pieces of beige mini diamonds designer paper as the base for this two-page layout. Step 2: Cut the double-framing roses laser-cut paper apart, leaving you with two curved rose edges and two straight rose-edged photo frames. Adhere the curved rose edges on either side of the layout as shown. Step 3: Cut two 4"" x 12"" pieces of white hearts foiled accent paper. Tear two 2"" x 12"" pieces of gold scallops foiled accent paper. Adhere to the layout as shown. Step 4: Adhere two 4"" x 6"" photos behind the two straight rose-edged photo frames and mount on the layout. Step 5: Crop two photos to 5"" x 3-1/2"". Cut a slim mat with Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock for each, then cut a 5-1/2"" x 4"" mat with white intricate florals designer paper for each. Adhere to the layout as shown. Step 6: Crop two photos to 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" and one photo to 3-1/2"" x 5"". Cut slim mats with Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock for each. Mount on the layout. Step 7: Cut a variety mat to 3-1/4"" x 4-1/2"" and mount it on the layout. Journal as desired. Step 8: Add embellishments and stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Did you fall in love with this wedding scrapbook layout? What other everlasting moments would you share with the Devotion products? Express your thoughts and ideas in the comments section! "," Walk down the aisle of your heartwarming love story with the Devotion collection! From sweet date nights to the surprise engagement, the intimate wedding ceremony and the anniversaries for years and years to come, these scrapbooking supplies commit as an “I do” for complementing your special relationship and meaningful photos with endearing, ethereal designs. So, happy couples, relish your romance with this two-page weddi","Devotion Collection, Love, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Wedding, Wedding Album, Wedding Photo Album, Wedding Scrapbook","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Wedding",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Devotion_CollectionLayout_1920x1080.jpg,72623 "Love at Fur-st Sight: Cat and Dog Scrapbook Layout","Kylie Kingham","2022-02-15 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/15/love-at-fur-st-sight-cat-and-dog-scrapbook-layout/," Nothing compares to the pure joy, love and affection from pets. Wagging tails. Meows of happiness. Sweet snuggles on the couch. This unconditional love from these loyal companions has been said to reduce stress and anxiety, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness and so many more feel-good vibes. (Talk about doggone delightful moments in your life!) Show your appreciation for your fur-ever friends and purr-fect pals with this paw-some cat and dog scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Bark & Meow Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Charcoal, Hot Fudge, Light Blue & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle, Oval & Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & 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 Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Get a closer look at the Bark & Meow Album Cover and Paper Pack in the video below! https://youtu.be/rzjNzKpBuwE Step 1: To create the puppy: From the inside edge of the small heart Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern and the Red Blade, cut two hearts from Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock and orange polka dots designer paper. Using a scissors, carefully cut the hot fudge heart in half, top to bottom. Trim away any pointy edges to make ears. Turn the other heart upside down, and using Repositionable Tape, adhere one ear to each side of the ""head"" heart.From the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock for a nose. Adhere it to the base of the head with a Foam Square.From the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Blue Blade, cut two ovals from White Solid Cardstock. Adhere as eyes with Foam Squares. Using the larger circle cutout from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch two circles from Hot Fudge Cardstock. Adhere these on top of the white ovals with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen.Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Red Blade, cut one oval from red checkered designer paper. Trim down some straight edges to form a tongue and adhere below the nose. Step 2: To create the kitty: From the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Red Blade, cut one oval from hearts designer paper. Take a small piece of the same paper and fold in half. Freehand cut an ear shape. (You will have two the same from the paper being folded). Cut two smaller shaped ears from Charcoal Solid Cardstock and adhere in the middle of the larger ears. Adhere both behind the head.From the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Blue Blade, cut two ovals from White Solid Cardstock. Adhere these as eyes with Foam Squares. Using the larger circle cutout from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch two circles from Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Adhere these on top of the white ovals with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Cut a very narrow strip of Charcoal Solid Cardstock and cut into lengths of around 3-1/2"". Using the Precision Point Adhesive Pen, adhere these as whiskers to the face. Use heart cutout from the Piece by Piece Mini Trip Punch Set, punch a heart-shaped nose from blue plaid designer paper. Use the crescent moon cutout from the Piece by Piece Mini Trip Punch Set and the same paper to make a mouth. Adhere both in place. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut two contrasting pieces of designer paper to measure 10"" x 4"" and 10"" x 6"". Adhere both pieces to a background paper, ensuring there is an even 1"" border all the way around. (The 4""-wide strip goes near the top of the page.) Step 4: With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, trim three strips of contrasting designer paper to measure 12"" x 1-3/4"", 12"" x 1-1/4"" and 12"" x 1"". Adhere them over the top of each other before placing the strip over the join line of the two contrasting papers on the background. Step 5: Cut three photo mats from Light Blue Solid Cardstock to measure (2) 4"" x 4"" and (1) 4"" x 6"". Trim photos to (2) 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and (1) 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"". Adhere the photos on top of the mats adhere to the background paper. Position the puppy and kitty to the lower-right corner of the layout. What do you think of the fun crafts on this cat and dog scrapbook layout? What tail-wagging good memories would you showcase? Share your thoughts and ideas (and finished layout!) with us! "," Nothing compares to the pure joy, love and affection from pets. Wagging tails. Meows of happiness. Sweet snuggles on the couch. This unconditional love from these loyal companions has been said to reduce stress and anxiety, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness and so many more feel-good vibes. (Talk about doggone delightful moments in your life!) Show your appreciation for your fur-ever friends and purr-fect pa","Bark & Meow Collection, Cat, Dog, Page Layout, Pets, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Paper Crafts,Pet,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BarkAndMeow_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,72550 "Art of the Heart: Take On the #2022FebruaryBONUS Challenge","Creative Memories","2022-02-14 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/14/art-of-the-heart-take-on-the-2022februarybonus-challenge/," Valentine’s Day is the day of love, but every day is a reason to celebrate amore and affection! There are so many moments and ways to tell those you love (your partner or spouse, friends, family, siblings, you name it!) how you feel — a home-cooked meal, a candlelit date night, handwritten notes, getting a cup of coffee together, phone call or video chat, help with housework, listening to how their day was… just to name a few!And the perfect match to go along with Valentine's Day is a #2022FebruaryBONUS challenge for you to take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. Get more info on this heartfelt happening down below! #2022FebruaryBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has one sketch with an example completed layout using the Devotion products! How to Participate: Review the sketch below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout using whatever products you have on-hand to be eligible to win. Complete as many layouts as you wish, but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win!Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, Feb. 20, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 21 Feb. at 4:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #2022FebruaryBONUS for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 3 lucky winners total. Note: Use any CM supplies you have on hand!Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, Feb. 24, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 24, at noon CT. #2022FebruaryBONUS Sketch Product used: Devotion Collection | CA | AU Remember, you have until Sunday, Feb. 20, at 11:59pm CT (AU: 21 Feb. at 4:59pm AEDT) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2022FebruaryBONUS) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022FebruaryBONUS Layout Layout by Krislyn Mattei — CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Devotion Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Foiled Accent Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion Red Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Devotion White Rose Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Scrapbook Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer, Cranberry, Platinum Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock (or a White Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of beige roses foiled accent paper and adhere to the top of the layout. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of pale dusty pink roses accent paper and adhere just beneath it. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" piece of stripes foiled accent paper and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of pale dusty pink roses accent paper and adhere just above it. Step 3: Adhere three 4"" x 6"" photos across the middle of the layout. Step 4: Using a punch, punch three times each with Bronze Shimmer and Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstocks. Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut six circles with White Solid Cardstock. Adhere behind each of the shimmer shapes and mount on the layout as shown, leaving space for a bouquet embellishment. Punch 11 shapes with Cranberry Solid Cardstock, saving just the hearts. Adhere a cranberry heart to each of the circle shapes as shown. Step 5: Cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and adhere it to the layout. Adhere the bronze and platinum letters and cranberry hearts to the strip as shown. Step 6: Add rose embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. We can’t wait to see what you make! "," Valentine’s Day is the day of love, but every day is a reason to celebrate amore and affection! There are so many moments and ways to tell those you love (your partner or spouse, friends, family, siblings, you name it!) how you feel — a home-cooked meal, a candlelit date night, handwritten notes, getting a cup of coffee together, phone call or video chat, help with housework, listening to how their day was… just to name","#BONUS Challenge, 12-inch Trimmer, Devotion Collection, Love, Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Valentine, Valentine Page Layout, Valentine Projects, Wedding","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Valentine,Wedding",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Devotion_ValentinesDayBundle_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,72489 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-02-12 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/12/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-6/," Saturday, Feb. 12: 1pm CT Say whaaaaat!? It's already time for the last challenge of the February Virtual Crop?! Fret not, you do have until Sunday, Feb. 13, at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as you’d like! (The more you submit, the better chances you have of walking away a winner!) But for now, Challenge #6 is underway! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 17, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Krislyn Mattei – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Botanical Burst or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, Feb. 12: 1pm CT Say whaaaaat!? It's already time for the last challenge of the February Virtual Crop?! Fret not, you do have until Sunday, Feb. 13, at 11:59pm CT to submit as many challenges as you’d like! (The more you submit, the better chances you have of walking away a winner!) But for now, Challenge #6 is underway! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. ",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BotanicalBurst_Layout1_1080x1080.jpg,72472 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-02-12 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/12/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-6/," Saturday, Feb. 12: 11am, 1pm CT February is the month of love, and we’re definitely feeling the ❤️ at this Virtual Crop, from the beautiful and heartwarming layouts to supportive comments and likes! And we hope you love Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 17, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn a great tip called ""mapping the sketch"" with CM Advisor Leslie Hauge! https://youtu.be/D4wo0Vt8Dko Created by Leslie Hauge – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching Feb. 14 | AU: 15 Feb.) Devotion And Have You Seen the Virtual Crop Weekend Special?! THIS WEEKEND ONLY, you can get exclusive 110 Scrapbooking Ideas & Sketches Book(s) FREE with qualifying orders. This book will quickly become your go-to for layout inspiration, so you’ll want to place a qualifying order by Feb. 14 at noon CT (AU: 14 Feb. at midnight AEDT) to get yours for free! Might be a great time to order Secret Box #1 for the big March reveal, huh?! Learn More: US | CA | AU https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brené Brown "," Saturday, Feb. 12: 11am, 1pm CT February is the month of love, and we’re definitely feeling the ❤️ at this Virtual Crop, from the beautiful and heartwarming layouts to supportive comments and likes! And we hope you love 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 ",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FinalLayout_Sketch5_2166x1080.jpg,72462 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-02-12 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/12/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-6/," Saturday, Feb. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Rise and shine, scrappers! Is your craft space prepped and ready to go? We hope so, because it's time to hop to it with Challenge #4. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 17, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Get tips and inspiration on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Lyn Abbott! https://youtu.be/rlmL6VLQXXg Created by Lyn Abbott – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Welcome Home or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch from Advisor Lyn Abbott! Collection Used: Welcome Home or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) And Have You Seen the Virtual Crop Weekend Special?! THIS WEEKEND ONLY, you can get exclusive 110 Scrapbooking Ideas & Sketches Book(s) FREE with qualifying orders. This book will quickly become your go-to for layout inspiration, so you’ll want to place a qualifying order by Feb. 14 at noon CT (AU: 14 Feb. at midnight AEDT) to get yours for free! Might be a great time to order Secret Box #1 for the big March reveal, huh?! Learn More: US | CA | AU https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity never goes out of style.” "," Saturday, Feb. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Rise and shine, scrappers! Is your craft space prepped and ready to go? We hope so, because it's time to hop to it with Challenge #4. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. ",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FinalLayout_Sketch4_1080x1080.jpg,72436 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-02-11 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/11/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-6/," Friday, Feb. 11: 5pm CT | Saturday, Feb. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Wow, today has been nothing short of amazing and we thank you for joining in on the awesomeness. We have one challenge up our sleeves yet for today, but make sure to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow for three more challenges of the February Virtual Crop. Now, here is Challenge #3 for you! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 17, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Krislyn Mattei – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Joy to the World or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, Feb. 11: 5pm CT | Saturday, Feb. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Wow, today has been nothing short of amazing and we thank you for joining in on the awesomeness. We have one challenge up our sleeves yet for today, but make sure to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow for three more challenges of the February Virtual Crop. Now, here is Challenge #3 for you! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about V",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/JoytotheWorld_Layout2_1080x1080.jpg,72427 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-02-11 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/11/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-6/," Friday, Feb. 11: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Feb. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Woot, woot! We can already tell this Virtual Crop is going to be a blast and we thank you for making it so! Next up on the docket — 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 (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 17, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Get unique technique ideas for this sketch with CM Advisor Shelley Gosse! https://youtu.be/0yq7C76qTOM Created by Shelley Gosse – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Wanderlust or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) And Have You Seen the Virtual Crop Weekend Special?! THIS WEEKEND ONLY, you can get exclusive 110 Scrapbooking Ideas & Sketches Book(s) FREE with qualifying orders. This book will quickly become your go-to for layout inspiration, so you’ll want to place a qualifying order by Feb. 14 at noon CT (AU: 14 Feb. at midnight AEDT) to get yours for free! Might be a great time to order Secret Box #1 for the big March reveal, huh?! Learn More: US | CA | AU https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, Feb. 11: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Feb. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Woot, woot! We can already tell this Virtual Crop is going to be a blast and we thank you for making it so! Next up on the docket — 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 ",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FinalLayout_Sketch2_2165x1080.jpg,72403 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-02-11 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/11/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-5/," Friday, Feb. 11: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Feb. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT A happy and hearty hello to all! Let's kick off the February Virtual Crop with a one-page wonder — here is Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 17, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to create an adorable border idea for this sketch with CM Advisor Pam Morin! https://youtu.be/O08DZkXet6w Created by Pam Morin – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Lullaby Lane or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) And Have You Seen the Virtual Crop Weekend Special?! THIS WEEKEND ONLY, you can get exclusive 110 Scrapbooking Ideas & Sketches Book(s) FREE with qualifying orders. This book will quickly become your go-to for layout inspiration, so you’ll want to place a qualifying order by Feb. 14 at noon CT (AU: 14 Feb. at midnight AEDT) to get yours for free! Might be a great time to order Secret Box #1 for the big March reveal, huh?! Learn More: US | CA | AU https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, Feb. 11: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Feb. 12: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT A happy and hearty hello to all! Let's kick off the February Virtual Crop with a one-page wonder — here is Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including&",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474-1.jpg,72378 "New Places With Familiar Faces: Travel Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-02-10 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/10/new-places-with-familiar-faces-travel-scrapbook-layout/," Whether it’s a study abroad program with fellow friends and classmates or a fun-filled family vacation exploring historical sites and delicious cuisines, making travel plans with others can be a great way to not only see the world, but to experience it in a new lens… all while building stronger relationships and enjoying life's amazing cultures. Relay your recent treks, journeys and wayfaring by creating this travel scrapbook layout!   To create this layout you will need: Wanderlust Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the beige road map designer paper as your base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 9"" x 9"" square from the ""Wanderlust"" definition tonal paper, a 7"" x 7"" square from the mint hexagons designer paper, a 5"" x 5"" square from the navy compasses designer paper and a 3"" x 3"" square from the mint tiny airplanes tonal paper. Cut each square in half diagonally from corner to corner to yield eight triangles. Step 3: Punch the longest edge of each triangle with the Original Border Maker System and the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge. Stack four triangles with the largest on the bottom, adhering them together with the Repositionable Tape Runner as you arrange and stack. Repeat with remaining four triangles. Adhere each set of stacked triangles to opposite corners of the base page. Step 4: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 4"" x 4"" square from the beige dot grid tonal paper. Mount a 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photo on top. Cut a 4"" x 4"" square and a 6"" x 4"" rectangle from the navy compasses designer paper. Mount 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photos on them. Arrange photos as shown and adhere to base page with a Tape Runner. Step 5: Journal on the tag embellishments. Add the “This is our happy place” mat, tag embellishments and stickers as shown or as desired. Use Foam Squares for added dimension. What do you think of this travel scrapbook layout? What memories (with family, friends or even solo trips!) would you pack onto the page? Let us know! "," Whether it’s a study abroad program with fellow friends and classmates or a fun-filled family vacation exploring historical sites and delicious cuisines, making travel plans with others can be a great way to not only see the world, but to experience it in a new lens… all while building stronger relationships and enjoying life's amazing cultures. Relay your recent treks, journeys and wayfaring by creating this travel scrap","Adventure, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Travel, Travel Journal, Vacation, Wanderlust Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Wanderlust_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,71887 "Say Hooray to Snow Days With This Two-Page Winter Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2022-02-09 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/09/say-hooray-to-snow-days-with-this-two-page-winter-scrapbook-layout/," Ahh, snow days — that thrill of waking up to see a white-covered blanket of a world and finding out you get to spend the entire day playing or relaxing at home. Well, when the snow strikes, take advantage of the powdery precipitation and enjoy various outdoor activities, from sledding to ice skating, or even indoors adventures like playing board games, sipping hot cocoa with mini marshmallows… and crafting, of course! Check out this two-page winter scrapbook layout and let your wintertime memories warm up with wonder! To create this layout you will need: Snowbound Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowflakes Frame Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Check out how to create with the Snowflakes Frame Punch in this video.Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock in half to create two pieces that measure 6"" x 12"". Step 2: Cut a piece of stripes designer paper in half to create two pieces that measure 6"" x 12"".  Step 3: Cut two pieces of cardstock to measure 1"" x 12"" for welding. Weld one of each of the cardstock and designer paper together. Step 4: Cut a piece of green grid designer paper into fourths, so that you have four pieces that are 6"" x 6"".  Step 5: Use the Snowflakes Frame Punch to punch two sides on each of these pieces. Step 6: Draw a line across the corner of the punched area, then score with 12-inch Trimmer and Scoring Blade. Fold over and adhere the corners back as shown. Step 7: Adhere all four pieces on the Navy Solid Cardstock corners. Step 8: Cut four mats to measure 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"". Cut two mats to measure 3-1/2"" x 4"". Adhere to the spread. Add photos to the mats as desired. Step 9: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the spread, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 10: Journal as desired with a Dual-Tip Pen. What memories would you showcase on this winter scrapbook layout? What do you like to do on snow days? Share your thoughts and insights in the comments section below! "," Ahh, snow days — that thrill of waking up to see a white-covered blanket of a world and finding out you get to spend the entire day playing or relaxing at home. Well, when the snow strikes, take advantage of the powdery precipitation and enjoy various outdoor activities, from sledding to ice skating, or even indoors adventures like playing board games, sipping hot cocoa with mini marshmallows… and crafting, of course! Che","Border Punches, Double Page Layouts, Frame Punch, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Tools, Snow, Snowbound Collection, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Snowbound_Layout4_Creative_Memories.jpg,69353 "Point Toward New Possibilities: Arrow Borders for Scrapbooking and DIY Travel Scrapbook Card","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-02-08 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/08/point-toward-new-possibilities-arrow-borders-for-scrapbooking-and-diy-travel-scrapbook-card/," Chevrons are a design classic, but did you know this V-shaped motif can trace its roots back to ancient Greek pottery carvings? Fast forward a few thousand years, and the zigzag design became prevalent in symbols of heraldry, and later on used on badges or insignia used by military or law enforcement to indicate rank or length of service. Of course, we also see chevrons in modern-day home decor, fabrics and even to indicate traffic flow and direction on road signs. On that latter instance of road and travel, let’s go with the flow and point toward these arrow borders for scrapbooking and a DIY travel scrapbook card featuring the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge! To create these borders and card, you will need: Wanderlust Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Charcoal & Navy Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge 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)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/jHmWgrDGWNM Bon Voyage Card Step 1: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece from ""Wanderlust"" definition designer paper and adhere to the left side of a blank card. Step 2: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge to punch from Navy Solid Cardstock. Cut off of the cardstock at 1"". Cut the border to 5-1/2"" and adhere to near the middle of the card. Step 3: Cut a 3/4” x 5-1/2” strip from stripes designer paper and adhere to the right edge of the card. Step 4: Use the Precision Point Adhesive Pen to adhere leftover punched ""flag"" pieces from the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge to the left side of the chevron border as shown. Add two gemstones to the bottom flag pieces. Step 5: Adhere an embellishment with Foam Squares.  The View Border Step 1: Cut the umber stripes tonal paper to measure 2-3/4"" x 12"" for the base of the border. Step 2: Cut the mint hexagons designer paper to 2-1/2"" x 12"" and the beige road map designer paper to 7/8"" x 12"". Step 3: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge to punch from Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Cut off of the cardstock at 2-1/2"".  Punch the other long edge of the border using the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge. Step 4: Layer and adhere the strips as shown. Step 5: Add embellishments and stickers using Foam Squares on some.  No Speed Limit Border Step 1: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge to punch from Navy Solid Cardstock. Cut off of the cardstock at 2-1/2"".Step 2: Cut a 1-3/4” x 12"" strip from the photographic highway designer paper. From the strip, cut off a 1/4"" piece from the left side. Adhere the strips to the navy border. Step 3: Cut a 1"" x 12"" strip from ""Wanderlust"" definition designer paper. Adhere the strip to the back side of the border behind the chevron cut-outs. Step 4: Add an embellishments and stickers as shown using Foam Squares on some. What themed projects would you make with the Chevron Arrows BMC? Do you like the classic look of chevrons in these arrow borders for scrapbooking and DIY travel scrapbook card? Relay your thoughts with us and others below! "," Chevrons are a design classic, but did you know this V-shaped motif can trace its roots back to ancient Greek pottery carvings? Fast forward a few thousand years, and the zigzag design became prevalent in symbols of heraldry, and later on used on badges or insignia used by military or law enforcement to indicate rank or length of service. Of course, we also see chevrons in modern-day home decor, fabrics and even to indicate t","Border Ideas, Border Maker, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Travel, Wanderlust Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/ChevronArrowsBMC_600x600_text.jpg,72086 "Creatively Cuddle The Sweetest Moments With This Baby Themed Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-02-07 15:40:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/07/creatively-cuddle-the-sweetest-moments-with-this-baby-themed-scrapbook-layout/," Soft snuggles. Cute cuddles. Happy hugs. These simple yet sweet moments with baby mean so much to many parents, grandparents, godparents, siblings and loved ones. Want to embrace even more warm and fuzzy feelings? Then open your arms to this baby themed scrapbook layout and coddle those endearing moments. To create this layout you will need: Lullaby Lane Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Girl Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Boy Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Jammies Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle & Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Choose a sheet of rainbow skies designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 3-3/4"" piece of ""So much love"" girl designer paper. Adhere to the layout, about 3/4"" from the bottom edge. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and adhere it near the top of the ""So much love"" piece. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of blue hearts boy designer paper and adhere it near the bottom of the ""So much love"" piece. Step 3: Using the Jammies Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with green mini crosses girl designer paper. Adhere to the blue hearts piece along with a baby bottles border sticker as shown. Step 4: Create rainbows with a variety of pink, blue and green papers. Using the inside edge of the third-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut an oval. Next, using the inside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut an oval. Third, using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut an oval. Finally, using the same pattern and the Blue Blade, cut an oval with White Solid Cardstock. Fold each oval in half and cut apart. Layer and adhere oval halves. Trim the straight edges flush. Adhere six rainbows to the white strip of the border as shown. Step 5: Cut a 5-3/4"" x 4"" piece of green mini crosses girl designer paper and mount a 5-1/2"" x 3-3/4"" photo on top. Add to the layout along with a “Today I am” variety mat. Step 6: Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from a photo. Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from ""So much love"" girl designer paper. Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut out the journal box from a variety mat. Mount all pieces on the layout. Step 7: Add additional stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired. What do you think of this baby themed scrapbook layout? What sweet memories would you place on this page? Share, share, share your thoughts and ideas! "," Soft snuggles. Cute cuddles. Happy hugs. These simple yet sweet moments with baby mean so much to many parents, grandparents, godparents, siblings and loved ones. Want to embrace even more warm and fuzzy feelings? Then open your arms to this baby themed scrapbook layout and coddle those endearing moments. To create this layout you will need: Lullaby Lane Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia","Baby, Baby Scrapbook Layout, Creative Memories, Family, family memories, Lullaby Lane Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Rainbow, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Baby,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/LullabyLane_Baby_CollectionLayout_Creative_Memories.jpg,71309 "Sketch Round-Up Jan. 24-Feb. 6","Creative Memories","2022-02-06 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/06/sketch-round-up-jan-24-feb-6/," From dazzling designer papers to terrific tonal papers, fun stickers and foiled embellishments, close-cutting scissors and perfectly precise trimmers, personality-filled punches and bold BMCs, there are so many wonderful scrapbooking supplies and tools out there in the world! But remember, you are the creator of your designs! Mix and match, use a little or a lot, play for fun, put together professionally… whatever your heart desires to make a marvel masterpiece for your album! Mosey through these ideas and challenge yourself to make them your very own! Sketch #1 Oh, baby! Sketch #1 is a cutie! Click here to see how you can make this Lullaby Lane layout today. Sketch #2 Talk about a darling project! Stay tuned — it'll be delivered to the blog (and your inbox if you're subscribed!) soon! Sketch #3 Take your travels to your craft room by follow along with this blog post! It's definitely a ticket to Creativity Town! Sketch #4 Rounding out this lineup is another travel-themed layout (which you can see here). How would you make it uniquely yours? Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Well, you're in for a treat, for the next Virtual Crop is happening NEXT weekend, Feb. 11-12 (AU 12-13 Feb.)! Join and share the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page with friends, loved ones, colleagues, coworkers and anyone else who would enjoy a bit of creativity, community and cool prizes! (It's sure to be a grand ol' time!) "," From dazzling designer papers to terrific tonal papers, fun stickers and foiled embellishments, close-cutting scissors and perfectly precise trimmers, personality-filled punches and bold BMCs, there are so many wonderful scrapbooking supplies and tools out there in the world! But remember, you are the creator of your designs! Mix and match, use a little or a lot, play for fun, put together professionally… whatever your hear","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up,Winter",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,72213 "Drift Into Your Next Getaway With This Travel Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-02-04 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/04/drift-into-your-next-getaway-with-this-travel-scrapbook-layout/," Whether it’s a week-long beachfront getaway, a low-key day paddleboarding on a glistening lake or wadding and bobbing in a houseboat on a winding river, being on or nearby water can be relaxing and rewarding for your mind and body, like lowering stress and anxiety, lowering your heart rate, increasing happiness and enjoying calming and peaceful feelings. If your next trip is a venture to crystal-clear waters, fresh air and unforgettable memories, then take a look at this travel scrapbook layout and ride a new tide of creativity! To create this layout you will need: Wanderlust Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the beige road map designer paper as your base. Step 2: Cut along an edge of mint hexagons designer paper with the gentle waves blade of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer (the blade has three waves on it). Trim the strip down to 1-1/2"" x 12"". Repeat to have two matching strips with three waves each. Mount and the top and bottom edge of the base page. Step 3: Place an edge of the navy compasses designer paper to the far-right edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer (the blade has two waves on it). Cut. Repeat to have two matching strips with two waves each. Mount on top of the mint hexagons strips at top and bottom of page so the waves are even. Step 4: Adhere one brown border sticker and one road border sticker as shown. Step 5: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut an 8-1/2"" x 8-1/2"" square from the globes tonal paper. Arrange and mount four 4"" x 4"" photos onto the square. Adhere mounted photos to base page in between the decorative top and bottom borders and about 1"" in from the left-hand edge. Step 6: Cluster embellishments and stickers, overlapping the right-hand edge of the square. Adhere some directly to page and use Foam Squares on others to for added dimension. Add some enamel stickers as well. Step 7: Journal with Black Dual-Tip Pen directly on base page, alongside the side of the square. What water-filled memories would you highlight on this travel scrapbook layout? Or how would you make it your own for a variety of different travel plans? Share some thoughts and ideas! "," Whether it’s a week-long beachfront getaway, a low-key day paddleboarding on a glistening lake or wadding and bobbing in a houseboat on a winding river, being on or nearby water can be relaxing and rewarding for your mind and body, like lowering stress and anxiety, lowering your heart rate, increasing happiness and enjoying calming and peaceful feelings. If your next trip is a venture to crystal-clear waters, fresh air and ","Adventure, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Road Trip, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Travel, Wanderlust Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Wanderlust_StickersEmbellishments_1920x1080.jpg,71893 "This Bee Scrapbook Idea Is Un-BEE-lievable","Creative Memories","2022-02-03 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/03/this-bee-scrapbook-idea-is-un-bee-lievable/," Do you like flowers, pumpkins, cherries, apples, coffee, almonds and asparagus? Well, it takes more than just soil, water and sunshine to make the world flourish. In fact, tip your sun hat to our fuzzy, pollinator friends — bees! With their signature black-and-yellow stripes, translucent wings and signature furry body, bees are common darting critter in woods and gardens around the world and are very important aspects in keeping our ecosystems healthy and thriving. To pay homage to these mini marvels, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu put together this bee scrapbook idea that will have your albums buzzin’ for attention! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Welcome Home Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black, Goldenrod, Hot Fudge, Light Blue & Shell Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle, Oval & Gemstone Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blue-Gray Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Using the large heart/hexagon Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern and the Red Blade, cut 11 hexagons of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock as shown. Avoid cutting the edge of the paper because we use the cut-out piece as the base of this layout. Cut a piece of ecru speckles designer paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and adhere to the hot fudge base. Step 2: Cut one of the hot fudge hexagon pieces in half. Add all the hexagon pieces to the page as shown. Using the large heart/hexagon Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern and the Green Blade, cut 11 hexagons from a piece of Shell Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Add to the base as shown. Step 3: Using the Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from Hot Fudge Cardstock and Shell Shimmer Solid Cardstocks. Add these borders to the bottom of the page. Step 4: Cut the following pieces to make a bee: Body: Cut a circle from Goldenrod Solid Cardstock using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade. Cut two circles from Black Solid Cardstock using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade. Using the outside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a few 1/2"" width strips from one of the black circles. Cut a piece of Black Solid Cardstock to make a bee stinger. Adhere the goldenrod circle on the black circle, add some black strips and trim the excess. Add the bee stinger. Head: Cut a circle from Black Solid Cardstock using the inside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade. Using the outside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern, cut a scrap of Black Solid Cardstock with the Green and Red Blades to cut a narrow strip. Cut the strip in half and use as ""antennae."" Note: You can also freehand cut the ""antennae"" with scissors. Wings: Cut two ""wings"" from Light Blue Solid Cardstock using the outside edge of the smaller heart Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern and the Red Blade. Assemble all the pieces to make a bee as shown. Outline the wings with the Blue-Gray Dual-Tip Pen. Add your bee to the page. Step 5: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Suggestion for photo placement: You may want to cut your photos using the hexagon pattern and the Blue Blade and add them to each of the honeycomb cells or add a photo mat as shown to highlight your special photo. What do you think of Sachiyo's bee scrapbook idea? Are you buzzin' with excitement to create it? Let us know in the comments section! "," Do you like flowers, pumpkins, cherries, apples, coffee, almonds and asparagus? Well, it takes more than just soil, water and sunshine to make the world flourish. In fact, tip your sun hat to our fuzzy, pollinator friends — bees! With their signature black-and-yellow stripes, translucent wings and signature furry body, bees are common darting critter in woods and gardens around the world and are very important aspects in ke","Custom Cutting System, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Tools, Welcome Home Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Welcome-Home-Bee-Layout-Creative-Memories2.jpg,72140 "Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler: New Orleans Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-02-02 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/02/laissez-les-bon-temps-rouler-new-orleans-scrapbook-layout/," New Orleans. NOLA. The Big Easy. Birthplace of Jazz. N’awlins. A city by many names, but all conjure the attitude of “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (""Let the good times roll!"") that hangs in the city’s humid air. New Orleans is a melting pot of so many cultures and people, and with that, many items to enjoy and see — the purple, green and gold beads and party parades of Mardi Gras, the history of the French Quarter, jazzy tunes enveloping the streets, the beauty of bayous and low-lying wetlands, ghost tours, the wafts of crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, red beans and rice, sweet and fluffy beignets and more delicious fare — there’s so much to love in this U.S. bucket-list city. Let’s, as they say in NOLA, “pass the good time” with this New Orleans scrapbook layout to relive those great times! To create this layout you will need: Let the Good Times Roll Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Masquerade Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep Purple Dot Tip Pen  — Out of stock Check out the all the New Orleans themed scrapbooking supplies in the video below! https://youtu.be/5vgeZGP1diY Step 1: Cut purple stars paper to measure 12"" x 7-1/2"" and adhere to the bottom of gold ""NOLA"" paper.  Step 2: Cut seafood outlines paper to measure 12” x 1"" and adhere to the top of the layout. Step 3: Use the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer to cut a 12” x 1-1/4” strip from Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Step 4: Use the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer to cut a 12"" x 1"" strip from purple jazzy notes paper. Adhere this strip to the dark green strip. Adhere the border with Foam Squares underneath the seafood outlines paper strip for added dimension. Step 5: Use the Masquerade Border Punch to punch borders from green alligators paper and purple stars paper. Adhere borders with Repositionable Tape Runner as shown. Step 6: From the grid of various NOLA sayings paper, cut out a title box and journal box. Step 7: Crop four photos to measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Step 8: From Dark Green Solid Cardstock, cut four 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" photo mats, a 4"" x 2-3/8"" mat and a 4"" x 6"" mat. Adhere photos, title and journal box to the mats. Adhere the pieces to the layout as shown using Foam Squares for the title piece for added dimension. Step 9: Journal as desired. Have you ever been (or do you live in) New Orleans? What are your go-to places of things to experience in NOLA? And what are your thoughts on the purples, greens and golds of the Let the Good Times Roll Paper Pack and this New Orleans scrapbook? Share with us and others! "," New Orleans. NOLA. The Big Easy. Birthplace of Jazz. N’awlins. A city by many names, but all conjure the attitude of “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (""Let the good times roll!"") that hangs in the city’s humid air. New Orleans is a melting pot of so many cultures and people, and with that, many items to enjoy and see — the purple, green and gold beads and party parades of Mardi Gras, the history of the French Quarte","Decorative Trimmer, Let the Good Times Roll Collection, Let the Good Times Roll Paper Pack, Mardi Gras, Masquerade Border Punch, New Orleans, NOLA, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Travel","Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/LetTheGoodTimesRoll_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,69370 "Have an Ice Time Creating This Winter Scrapbook Layout With Snowflake Frames",melissaullmann,"2022-02-01 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/02/01/have-an-ice-time-creating-this-winter-scrapbook-layout-with-snowflake-frames/," Many of us grew up making piles and piles of paper snowflakes with simple folds and unique cuts, but now you can punch your way to flurries of fun with the Snowflakes Frame Punch! It takes the seasonal motif straight from the frosty windowpane to a scrapbooking frame with its cluster of flakes! Add your own chilly bits of delicate detail to your next to-do project — today’s blog features a winter scrapbook layout with snowflake frames! To create this layout you will need: Snowbound Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowflakes Frame Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out how to create with the Snowflakes Frame Punch in the video below! https://youtu.be/gc4ycSsLSy8 Step 1: Use the frosted tiles patterned paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut an “L” from the white dainty snowflakes paper that is 1-1/2"" wide. Place ends on the 45-degree angle of the 12-inch Trimmer and cut. Adhere to the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of navy/dark teal forest paper to measure 10"" x 10"". With the Snowflakes Frame Punch, punch along the top and right edges of this paper. Adhere so that it slightly overlaps the previous “L” piece. Step 4: Cut an “L” piece from green grid paper to measure 1/2"" wide, and each end 10-1/2"". Adhere to the layout. Step 5: Cut a piece from the stripes paper to measure 8"" x 8"". With the Snowflake Frame Punch, punch along the bottom and left sides of the paper. Adhere to the layout. Step 6: Cut an “L” piece from the dark teal raindrops paper to measure 1/2"" wide, and each end 8-1/2"". Adhere to the layout. Step 7: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut three mats from Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere photos to the mats that measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Overlap and adhere to the layout. Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 9: Journal as desired. Break the ice and type out your thoughts on this winter scrapbook layout with snowflake frames! And how are you going to use the Snowflakes Frame Punch for your wintertime memories? "," Many of us grew up making piles and piles of paper snowflakes with simple folds and unique cuts, but now you can punch your way to flurries of fun with the Snowflakes Frame Punch! It takes the seasonal motif straight from the frosty windowpane to a scrapbooking frame with its cluster of flakes! Add your own chilly bits of delicate detail to your next to-do project — today’s blog features a winter scrapbook layout wit","Border Punches, Frame Punch, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Tools, Snow, Snowbound Collection, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/SnowflakesFramePunch_1920x1080.jpg,69350 "Tourist Mode, On: Travel Scrapbook Layout","Noreen Smith","2022-01-31 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/31/tourist-mode-on-travel-scrapbook-layout/," Calling all globetrotters, jet-setters, explorers, sightseers and tourists! Pack your travel memories (and your scrapbooking tools and goodies, of course!) and prepare for a new voyage — today is all about the latest in global gallivanting style, for the Wanderlust collection is ready to travel right to your doorstep! These scrapbooking supplies exhibit an exciting, creative itinerary for your projects of railroad adventures through Europe, visiting historic cities and national landmarks, relaxing boat rides with sunset coastline views and memorable weekend getaways — anything that relives your special journeys near and far. The ticket to your next design destination is here with this travel scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Wanderlust Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Wanderlust Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Wanderlust collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/_MUIvtV3QRU Step 1: Use the ornate red circles tonal paper for your base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, trim one piece of the beige road map designer paper into an 11"" x 11"" square. Align and adhere to base page with a Tape Runner. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut the large circular sun laser-cut mat in half. Step 4: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a 4"" x 12"" strip from the mint hexagons designer paper and two 1/4"" x 12"" strips from the stripes designer paper. Arrange strips as shown. Tuck a half of the circular sun laser-cut mat behind the strips near the bottom. Adhere all pieces to base page with a Tape Runner. Step 5: Mount a 6"" x 4"" photo on the large dark teal variety mat. Place beside strips and tuck the other half of the circular sun laser-cut mat behind it. Adhere all to base page with a Tape Runner. Step 6: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut three 3"" x 4"" mats and one 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" mat from the beige dot grid tonal paper. Trim three photos to 2-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and adhere onto the smaller photo mats. Arrange the three matted photos onto the mints hexagons strip, tilting and overlapping photos to fit. Adhere. Mount the 6"" x 4"" “Travel notes” variety mat onto the larger beige dot grid and adhere below the matted 6"" x 4"" photo. Step 7: Journal with Black Dual-Tip Pen. Add stickers and embellishments as shown or desired, adhering some with Foam Squares for added dimension. What memories and fantastic photos would you pack onto this travel scrapbook layout? What are your initial thoughts on the Wanderlust collection? Tell us everything in the comments section down below! "," Calling all globetrotters, jet-setters, explorers, sightseers and tourists! Pack your travel memories (and your scrapbooking tools and goodies, of course!) and prepare for a new voyage — today is all about the latest in global gallivanting style, for the Wanderlust collection is ready to travel right to your doorstep! These scrapbooking supplies exhibit an exciting, creative itinerary for your projects of railroad advent","Creative Memories, Family, family memories, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Travel, Vacation, Wanderlust Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Wanderlust_Collection2_1920x1080.jpg,71884 "Enjoy Life's Everyday Moments With This Home Scrapbook Spread","Krislyn Mattei","2022-01-28 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/28/enjoy-lifes-everyday-moments-with-this-home-scrapbook-spread/," Have you ever sat on your couch at home and scrolled and scrolled through your social media apps, not sure what to do with your time? Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t take meaningful pictures! Your abode is filled with unexpected photo opportunities and snippets of life. Cooking a new recipe. Playing card games. Making paper crafts or finger paintings with your kids. Throwing an indoor picnic. Enjoying a karaoke night. No need to wait for the posed shot or the perfect lighting — grab the moment as it is and treasure the little things! If you’re feeling inspired to seize the moment, then take a look at this two-page home scrapbook spread and let these everyday experiences be preserved as extraordinary experiences! To create this layout you will need: Welcome Home Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia Step 1: Choose two sheets of grid designer paper as the base for this two-page spread. Step 2: Using the Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with green small triangles and two with rust terra cotta small triangles tonal papers. (Save the leftover small hexagon shapes for Step 6.) Cut two 12"" x 1-1/4"" strips of sky blue kitchen towel designer paper and adhere across the tops of both pages, tucking a green honeycomb border behind each. Cut two 12"" x 1/2"" strips of sky blue kitchen towel designer paper and adhere across the bottoms of both pages, tucking a terra cotta honeycomb border behind each. Step 3: Cut two 3"" x 8-1/2"" pieces of terra cotta small triangles tonal paper. Adhere to the middle of the layout. Cut an 11"" x 4"" piece of ditsy flowers designer paper and adhere to the left side of the layout as shown. Step 4: Crop five photos to 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" and mat with five 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" pieces of sky blue small triangles tonal paper. Adhere to the layout. Cut a 6-1/4” x 4-1/4” piece of sky blue small triangles tonal paper and mount a 6” x 4” photo on it. Cut a 6-3/4"" x 4-3/4"" piece of wood designer paper and adhere the matted photo on it. Mount on the layout. Step 5: Cut a green laser-cut border in two pieces, 8"" and 4"", adhering the larger piece under the large photo as shown. Adhere the other on the right side of the layout. Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Adhere several leftover hexagon shapes (from Step 2) to the layout. (If desired, punch a sky blue border and use the hexagon shapes to add more detail.) Step 7: Journal as desired. What activities do you like to do at home? What are your thoughts on this home scrapbook spread? Relay your answers in the comments section below! "," Have you ever sat on your couch at home and scrolled and scrolled through your social media apps, not sure what to do with your time? Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t take meaningful pictures! Your abode is filled with unexpected photo opportunities and snippets of life. Cooking a new recipe. Playing card games. Making paper crafts or finger paintings with your kids. Throwing an indoor picnic. Enjoying","Double Page Layouts, Games, Home, Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Welcome Home Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Welcome-Home-Catalog-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,70835 "Intertwining and Designing: Geometric Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2022-01-27 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/27/intertwining-and-designing-geometric-scrapbook-layout/," Simplicity never goes out of style, but sometimes we crave extra interest and intrigue... which can be accomplished through Recipe Templates! Recipe Templates are scrapbooking stencils that serve as a guide to trace, cut and piece together a plethora of pretty projects in a snap. Today’s blog features the latest Quilted Knot Recipe Template, making way for an intricate, intertwining and clean line design. And when you pair it with some vibrant papers (like the Totally Tonal papers!), you’re in for eye-catching and professional-looking statements. (And definitely some ""Oh my gosh, how did you do that?!"" exclamations from people who flip through your albums!) See for yourself with blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu's geometric scrapbook layout idea! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Totally Tonal Papers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Totally Tonal Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with the Jumbo Circle Pattern or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Quilted Knot Recipe Template or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a circle using the outside edge of the Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern with the Red Blade from White Solid Cardstock. Without moving the paper and pattern, trace the outside of the pattern with a pencil. Step 2: Place the Quilted Knot Recipe Template to the middle of the circle piece and trace the sections of the template as shown. Cut out all the traced sections. Step 3: Use the cutout Sections #1-6 as the template to cut the following pieces from various patterned papers: Section #1: Trace and cut four pieces. Flip the template, trace and cut four pieces.Sections #2-5: Trace and cut four pieces.Section #6: Trace and cut one piece. Step 4: Cut a circle using the outside edge of the Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern with the Red Blade from Navy Solid Cardstock. Cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and add to the cutout frame. Step 5: Use the template as the guide and adhere all the cutout sections to the navy circle. Add to the base. Step 6: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Have you been playing around with the knot-your-average Quilted Knot Recipe Template? What are your thoughts of this geometric scrapbook layout with some totally vibrant hues? Share your thoughts, ideas and projects with us — we'd love to hear and see your creativity! "," Simplicity never goes out of style, but sometimes we crave extra interest and intrigue... which can be accomplished through Recipe Templates! Recipe Templates are scrapbooking stencils that serve as a guide to trace, cut and piece together a plethora of pretty projects in a snap. Today’s blog features the latest Quilted Knot Recipe Template, making way for an intricate, intertwining and clean line design. And when you pair ","Creative Memories, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Rainbow, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Tools, Technique, Totally Tonal","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Totally-Tonal-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,71914 "Celebrate Your Little One With This First Birthday Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-01-26 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/26/celebrate-your-little-one-with-this-first-birthday-scrapbook-layout/," While every birthday is a significant event, there’s something extra one-derful about celebrating a first birthday! (Doesn’t it seem like yesterday that the little darling was coming home from the hospital?!) After all the photos have been taken, presents opened and cake eaten (and the birthday boy or girl smears cake and frosting across their face!) it’ll be time to commemorate this milestone with a first birthday scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Lullaby Lane Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Boy Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Variety Mat Pack 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)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use sheet of White Solid Cardstock (or a White Refill Page) as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut an 11-3/4"" x 2"" strip of wooden crib bars boy designer paper and adhere to the top of the layout. Cut an 11-3/4"" x 1-1/2"" strip of blue scallops boy designer paper and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Cut an 11-3/4"" x 1"" strip of “You are so loved” boy designer paper and adhere above the blue scallops strip. Step 3: Cut two 11-3/4"" x 1/4"" strips of green quilt boy designer paper and adhere to the layout as shown. Adhere the half-circles and toy cars border stickers. Step 4: Cut a 4-1/2"" x 6-1/8"" piece of blue plaid boy designer paper and mount a 4"" x 5-5/8"" photo on top. Adhere to the layout, along with a 4"" x 3"" mat piece and photo, as well as a 3"" x 3"" photo and wooden floor designer paper piece. Step 5: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal as desired. What do you think of this sweet first birthday scrapbook layout? Will you be making cutesy baby scrapbook layouts and projects using the latest Lullaby Lane collection? Relay your answers with us and others! "," While every birthday is a significant event, there’s something extra one-derful about celebrating a first birthday! (Doesn’t it seem like yesterday that the little darling was coming home from the hospital?!) After all the photos have been taken, presents opened and cake eaten (and the birthday boy or girl smears cake and frosting across their face!) it’ll be time to commemorate this milestone with a first birthday scra","Baby, Baby Scrapbook Layout, Birthday, Boys, Creative Memories, Kids, Lullaby Lane Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Baby,Birthday,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/LullabyLane_Stickers_1920x1080.jpg,71327 "Astoundingly Aussie: Australia Scrapbooking Layout","Kylie Kingham","2022-01-25 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/25/astoundingly-aussie-australia-scrapbooking-layout/," Think of Australia, and some symbols, images and icons may come to mind — the red, hot and dry Outback, the drone of a didgeridoo, unique wildlife like koalas, kangaroos, platypuses, echidnas and emus, the vast Great Barrier Reef, green-and-gold achievements in sporting arenas and much more. And when you pair these sentiments with the latest Sunburnt Country Paper Pack (and the fact that the 26th of January is Australia Day!), you’re in for layouts that are astoundingly Aussie, like this Australia scrapbooking layout that is definitely high in koala-ty! To create this layout you will need: Sunburnt Country Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black, Charcoal, & Light Grey Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle & Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Chalking Pen — Out of stock Take a look with CM Advisor Kylie Kingham as she talks about the Sunburnt Country papers and the layout she created with them. https://youtu.be/DHQApeCwLk0 Step 1: Trim the muted beige eucalyptus designer paper to 10"" x 10"" and adhere on top of burnt orange aboriginal circles designer paper. Step 2: From brown scallop dot designer paper, cut four strips of paper measuring 3/8"" x 12"". Align and adhere on the burnt orange border, overlapping the top and bottom pieces to create a border frame as shown. Step 3: From fire red eucalyptus floral designer paper, cut 3 photo mats: (2) 4-1/4"" x 5-1/4"" and (1) 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Trim photos to fit each mat: (2) 4"" x 5"" and (1) 4"" x 4"". Adhere the photos to the mats and then adhere them to the layout as shown. Step 4: Trim two or three strips of 2 "" x 12"" teal water dots designer paper and fold each in half lengthwise. Using the Micro-Tip Scissors, freehand cut some ""gum leaves,"" cutting along the folded edge so you will end up with a folded leaf. (They do not have to be the same in size or length.) Trim them wider near the base and into a point at the top. Once cut, refold the middle of each leaf for definition. Turn some over leaves so you have a mix of teal water dots and Aussie map patterns. Add them in clusters to the top-right corner and lower-left corners. Step 5: Using the star cutout from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch five stars from golden wattle designer paper and five stars from red rock texture designer paper. Using the small circle punch, punch five circles from brown kangaroos designer paper. Layer two stars together and finish each by adhering a brown circle to the middle of each to make flowers. Adhere three flower clusters to the gum leaves in the top-right corner. Set the two remaining flower clusters aside for the koala. Step 6: To create the koala: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut one circle from Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut two circles from Charcoal Solid Cardstock.Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut two circles from Light Grey Solid Cardstock. Using the inside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut one oval from Light Grey Solid Cardstock. Using the inside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern, cut one oval from Black Solid Cardstock.Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut from eucalyptus designer paper. Adhere the small eucalyptus circles over the light grey circles. Then adhere these over the two charcoal circles. Using the Micro-Tip Scissors, carefully fringe cut all the way around the two charcoal circles to make ""fur."" Next, using the White Chalking Pen to add a stitched border around the light grey circle. Adhere these two pieces as ears behind the larger charcoal circle.Adhere the black oval slightly tilted and toward the bottom of the light grey oval. Adhere with Foam Squares as the koala's nose.Using the small circle punch from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch two circles from Black Solid Cardstock. Adhere as the koala's eyes.Draw a mouth with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Use the White Chalking Pen to highlight facial features and to add a stitched border around the koala's head. Adhere on the layout with Foam Squares. Adhere the two remaining flower clusters to the koala's left ear. Are you having a g'day after seeing this Australia scrapbooking layout? What Aussie adventures would you showcase? Let us know in the comments — we'd love to hear your ideas! "," Think of Australia, and some symbols, images and icons may come to mind — the red, hot and dry Outback, the drone of a didgeridoo, unique wildlife like koalas, kangaroos, platypuses, echidnas and emus, the vast Great Barrier Reef, green-and-gold achievements in sporting arenas and much more. And when you pair these sentiments with the latest Sunburnt Country Paper Pack (and the fact that the 26th of January is Australia Day","Animals, Australia, Custom Cutting System, Koala, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Tools, Sunburnt Country Paper Pack, Technique, Travel, Zoo","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SunburntCountry_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,71362 "Take on the 2022 ""Completed Album Challenge""","Creative Memories","2022-01-24 12:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/24/take-on-the-2022-completed-album-challenge/," What are your scrapbooking goals for 2022? Whether it's to complete a certain number of albums, to scrapbook X times a week or to finally get those photos off your phone and start getting them into an album, we can help! The last week of every month throughout 2022, you can take on the Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! This challenge will help incentivize you to achieve your album goals for 2022 AND to share your memories with others and be inspired by theirs as well! Learn more about the challenge below.  Completed Album Challenge Who can participate? All Advisors and customers who are members of the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.When are the challenges? The last week of each month. Challenges will start Mondays at noon CT and will end on Sundays at 11:59pm CT.What is the challenge? When you finish a new album, make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag for the chance to win. For example, January's will be #JanCropDontStop. What can you win? Three lucky winners will get to choose the Fast2Fab™ Bundle of their choice!When will winners be announced? On Thursdays at noon CT the week after the challenge has ended.Does it need to be a newly completed album? For the first month, you can share any album(s) that you completed in 2021 or January 2022. From February on out, you'll want to show a newly completed album that you finished during the month to be eligible to win. Why does it need to be a newly completed album for February and after? Because it's more fun that way AND it will help you achieve your album goals for 2022! Here's an example of what your Completed Album Challenge video could look like! https://youtu.be/CaETOOvPmYE FAQs How many completed pages count as a ""completed album""? You will need to have a minimum number of pages that come in the Refill Pages pack for the size of the album you are completing. So: If a 12x12 album, at least 16 pages.If an 8x8 album, at least 12 pages.If a Happy Album, at least 13 pages.Do I have to create an album from start to finish in 1 month to be eligible to win? No! It can be completing any album you've already been working on. All that matters is that you finished it during the month you post your challenge video (from February on out).Do Custom Albums or digital albums count? Yes!Do I have to use all Creative Memories products to be eligible to win? No, but it must be evident that you have created your album using predominantly Creative Memories (new or old) products. If you're close to completing an album, this would be a great time to finish it so you can post your challenge video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! And who knows... you may be a lucky winner! Join The Virtual Crop Facebook Group "," What are your scrapbooking goals for 2022? Whether it's to complete a certain number of albums, to scrapbook X times a week or to finally get those photos off your phone and start getting them into an album, we can help! The last week of every month throughout 2022, you can take on the Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! This challenge will help incentivize you to achieve your album goals for 20","#BONUS Challenge, album, Completed Album Challenge, Creative Memories, Photo Albums, Scrapbook Albums, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Layout, Virtual Crop","#BONUS Challenges,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CompletedAlbumChallenge_600x600.jpg,71854 "Sketch Round-Up Jan. 10-23","Creative Memories","2022-01-23 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/23/sketch-round-up-jan-10-23/," Sketches are two-fold winning wonders… how so? Well, for one, you can develop stunning projects without having to go to the trouble of designing a page completely from scratch — the blueprints are right there for you to work off of! On the flip side, sketches also allow you the freedom to include whatever tickles your scrapbooking fancy and means most to you — little knick-knacks and memorabilia, handwritten stories, special photos and embellishments, stickers and borders that add a punch of personal pizzazz and signature style. Whichever side to sketches you lean toward (or maybe a combo of the two!), they’re a surefire way to get the creativity flowing! Let’s see what you put together with these innovative ideas below. Sketch #1 Being at home never looked so good — see for yourself in Sketch #1! Click here to make this comfy-meets-creative scrapbook layout! Sketch #2 Next on the docket is this eye-catching project! Follow it step-by-step or put your own decorative twist on it to make it uniquely yours! Sketch #3 This two-page layout will be a bundle of joy in your album! Follow along with this blog post to try it out! Sketch #4 You will be sure to love this XOXO scrapbook layout! Learn how to create this Lullaby Lane layout by reading the instructions found in this blog post! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? One Virtual Crop down, 11 more to go! The January Virtual Crop was a huge success and we can't wait for the next iteration, happening Feb. 11-12 (AU 12-13 Feb.). Make sure you share the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page with friends, family, colleagues, coworkers and anyone else who you think might enjoy a bit of creativity, community and cool prizes! "," Sketches are two-fold winning wonders… how so? Well, for one, you can develop stunning projects without having to go to the trouble of designing a page completely from scratch — the blueprints are right there for you to work off of! On the flip side, sketches also allow you the freedom to include whatever tickles your scrapbooking fancy and means most to you — little knick-knacks and memorabilia, handwritten storie","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up,Winter",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,71438 "Snuggle Into Storytime With This Infant Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2022-01-21 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/21/snuggle-into-storytime-with-this-infant-scrapbook-layout/," Long before babies understand a single word, most li'l ones love to hear their parents, grandparents and siblings (and really, anyone!) read out loud. Storytime combines soft snuggles, bright and eye-catching pictures, fascinating voices and sounds, and of course, you! It’s a sweet and relaxing way to bond with baby. As an added bonus, a 2019 study found that babies who are read to every day are exposed to 78,000 words each year (or by the time they reach the five-year-old mark, around 1.4 million words cumulatively from storytime!), which could mean a positive impact on their future language skills! Well, let's get comfy and creative, for it's time to button up your memories like a cute onesie and make this so-in-love infant scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Lullaby Lane Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Girl Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Boy Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Jammies Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Deckle Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)CM Zero-Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Choose a sheet of polka dots boy designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade, cut an 8-3/4"" x 8-3/4"" piece of blue muslin blanket boy designer paper and mount in the middle of the layout. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut an 8-1/2"" x 8-1/2"" piece of little footprints designer paper and mount on top. Using a pen and ruler, make small stitch marks all around the little footprints paper edges. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade, cut an 8-1/2"" x 3"" piece of receiving blanket stripes designer paper. Mount on the little footprints piece, about 1/2"" from the bottom edge. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut an 8-1/2"" x 2-1/2"" strip of “You are so loved” boy designer paper and adhere on top of the receiving blanket stripes piece. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 2"" strip of ABCs and 123s designer paper and mount on top as shown. Step 4: Make Xs and Os from a variety of papers. Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle. Without moving the pattern, switch to the Red Blade and cut a circle. Repeat to make more Os. Cut 1-3/4"" x 1/4"" strips of the same papers. Arrange and adhere in X shapes. Place Xs and Os around the perimeter of the layout, 16 sets in all. Step 5: Crop two photos to measure 5-1/2"" x 3-3/4"". Cut two 5-5/8"" x 3-7/8"" pieces of green plaid designer paper and mount photos on top. Adhere to the layout. Step 6: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Cut three 3"" x 1/2"" strips of White Solid Cardstock. Using a pen and ruler, draw border lines around each. Adhere to the layout and journal as desired. Are you feeling the love from this infant scrapbook layout? What nursery rhymes, children's stories or picture books do you like reading to your babies, grandkids or wee ones? "," Long before babies understand a single word, most li'l ones love to hear their parents, grandparents and siblings (and really, anyone!) read out loud. Storytime combines soft snuggles, bright and eye-catching pictures, fascinating voices and sounds, and of course, you! It’s a sweet and relaxing way to bond with baby. As an added bonus, a 2019 study found that babies who are read to every day are exposed to 78,000 words each","Baby, Baby Scrapbook Layout, Family, Kids, Lullaby Lane Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Baby,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/LullabyLane_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,71319 "These Baby Jammies Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card Are Darling Cutie Pies","Krislyn Mattei","2022-01-20 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/20/these-baby-jammies-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card-are-darling-cutie-pies/," Babies are so cute with their squishy cheeks, soft skin, tiny fingers and toes and wide eyes. And when you think they couldn’t possibly get any cuter, you get to dress them up in teeny-tiny dresses, overalls, rompers and jammies! Well, enjoy special moments with your own little bundle of joy or newborn grandkids, nieces and nephews, and then make these baby jammies scrapbook borders and DIY card that everyone will go gaa-gaa for! To create these borders and card, you will need: Lullaby Lane Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Girl Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Boy Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Jammies Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Wave, Scallop & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Jammies Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/bh2Y8Ot4a9o Cutie Pie Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of floral girl designer paper for the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of pink muslin blanket girl designer paper and adhere on the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" strip of navy blue brushstrokes girl designer paper and mount on top. Step 3: Using the Jammies Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with mini hearts girl designer paper, as well as with “So much love,” green mini crosses and pink muslin blanket girl designer papers. Adhere the mini hearts border to the middle of the navy blue brushstrokes border. Cut out five various jammies and adhere on top as shown. Step 4: Adhere the “Cutie Pie” embellishment with Foam Squares for added dimension. Add epoxy stickers. Little Moments, Big Memories Border Step 1: Cut a 12” x 2-3/4” strip of night sky boy designer paper for the base. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of receiving blanket stripes designer paper and adhere on the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of green plaid designer paper and adhere on the receiving blanket stripes border. Top with a 12"" x 1-3/8"" strip of “You are so loved” boy designer paper. Step 3: Using the Jammies Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with green mini crosses girl designer paper, as well as with blue muslin blanket and blue hearts boy papers. Trim out sections of the blue papers and mount on the green border. Adhere small pieces of “So much love” girl designer paper behind the cut-out hearts. Adhere to the border. Step 4: Adhere the elephant embellishment and stickers with Foam Squares for added dimension. Sweet Baby Border Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 12"" strip of green leaves girl designer paper for the base. Cut a 2-5/8"" strip of wooden floor texture designer paper and adhere on the base. Step 2: Cut two 2-5/8"" x 1"" pieces of pink muslin blanket girl designer paper. Top with two 2-3/8"" x 3/4"" pieces of baby quilt girl designer paper. Mount on top and bottom of the border. Step 3: Cut a 2-5/8"" x 2-1/2"" piece of pink muslin blanket girl designer paper and top with a 2-3/8"" x 2-1/4"" piece of baby quilt girl designer paper. Adhere to the middle of the border. Step 4: Using the Jammies Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from each “So much love” and green mini crosses girl designer papers. Trim into sections of four onesies each. Adhere to the border, alternating hues and angling slightly as shown. Step 5: Add the “Sweet baby” embellishment with Foam Squares for added dimension. Add epoxy stickers. Showered With Love Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" piece of snackable cereal designer paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 4"" x 2-1/2"" piece of rainbow skies designer paper and mount near the top of the card. Cut a 4"" x 2-3/4"" piece of green plaid designer paper and mount near the bottom of the card. Cut a 4"" x 1/4"" strip of snackable cereal designer paper and adhere along the seam. Step 3: Using the Jammies Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with pink muslin blanket girl designer paper. Trim to 4"" and adhere to the card as shown. Step 4: Adhere the “Showered with love” sticker with Foam Squares for added dimension. Add epoxy stickers. What are your thoughts on the Jammies Chain Border Maker Cartridge? Will you be putting together these too-cute-to-handle baby jammies scrapbook borders and/or the DIY card? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section down below! "," Babies are so cute with their squishy cheeks, soft skin, tiny fingers and toes and wide eyes. And when you think they couldn’t possibly get any cuter, you get to dress them up in teeny-tiny dresses, overalls, rompers and jammies! Well, enjoy special moments with your own little bundle of joy or newborn grandkids, nieces and nephews, and then make these baby jammies scrapbook borders and DIY card that everyone will go gaa-ga","Baby, Baby Borders, Baby Scrapbook Layout, Border Ideas, Border Maker System, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Creative Memories, Layered Borders, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Baby,Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/OnesieChainBMC_1920x1080.jpg,71331 "Make One-of-a-Kind Layouts with the Australia Map Recipe Template","Kylie Kingham","2022-01-19 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/19/make-one-of-a-kind-layouts-with-the-australia-map-recipe-template/," Crikey! Have you seen the new Australia Map Recipe Template?! If you have ever visited Australia or have the pleasure of living there, it's a must-have for making one-of-a-kind layouts like today's project for your authentically Aussie memories! And with Australia Day right around the corner, there's no time like the present to try it out! To create this layout you will need: Sunburnt Country Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Australia Map Recipe Template or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)With Photo Labeling Pencil & Multi-Purpose ClipsWhite Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Chalking Pen - Out of Stock Step 1: Trace and cut the elongated shapes behind the map of Australia from designer paper using the Recipe Template. Trace and cut each State/Territory from designer papers and photos to fit. (Use the Photo Labeling Pencil for tracing onto the photos.) Step 2: Use the Multi-Purpose Clips to hold the Recipe Template in place over a background piece of designer paper. Step 3: Adhere each piece, including each photo, into the template spaces with the Repositionable Tape Runner. Step 4: To create the windmill embellishment: Using the small Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut a circle using the Green Blade on the inside track from brown designer paper. Keep the template in place and cut a second circle with the Red Blade on the inside track to produce a small ring shape.Using a scrap piece of cardstock, create a windmill blade template using a ruler and pencil. Each blade measures: 1/2"" wide on one end down to 7/8"" on the other. Each blade is 1-1/4"" long. Once a template has been measured and cut from the cardstock, use it as a template to cut 8 blades from brown designer paper. Using the Precision Point Adhesive Pen, glue each blade around the circular ring.Trim 2 small strips of brown designer paper to be 1/8"" wide. Adhere them to the back of the small circle (brown side facing down) in a cross pattern. Cut off any over-hang with scissors.Cut two 1/4"" x 12"" strips of brown design paper. From one strip, cut two 4"" long windmill leg strips. Place them brown-side-down approximately 1-1/2"" apart but with the top angling in a little. From the remaining strips, create two cross sections and adhere them brown-side-down on the back of the legs. Trim off any over-hang. Turn the legs back over and adhere in place, to an angle on the layout. Adhere the circular blades to the top.Cut another blade using the template on brown designer paper, only slightly longer. Cut a small length from the remaining piece of 1/4"" x 12"" leg strips and adhere to the right of the windmill. Adhere the larger blade over the top with a ”G’Day” title created with the White Sans Serif ABC/123 Stickers.Using the Chalking Pen, draw a stitched line border around each blade for detail. Step 5: To finish, add some journal strips cut from designer paper and journal as desired. So there you have it — instructions to create a beautiful layout for your Aussie adventures! Comment below to let us know if you've visited Australia or if you live there and tell us what photos you'll use for your layouts with this Recipe Template! "," Crikey! Have you seen the new Australia Map Recipe Template?! If you have ever visited Australia or have the pleasure of living there, it's a must-have for making one-of-a-kind layouts like today's project for your authentically Aussie memories! And with Australia Day right around the corner, there's no time like the present to try it out! To create this layout you will need: Sunburnt Country Paper Pack or (Shop","Australia, Australia Map Recipe Template, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Tools, Sunburnt Country Paper Pack, Travel","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates,Travel",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/AustraliaMap_RecipeTemplate_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,71367 "Two-Page Bundle of Joy: Newborn Scrapbook Spread","Krislyn Mattei","2022-01-18 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/18/two-page-bundle-of-joy-newborn-scrapbook-spread/," Our hearts are pitter-pattering and we’re cooing with delight — the latest collection, Lullaby Lane, is a complete bundle of joy! Inspired by the newest cute-as-a-button family member, these baby-themed scrapbooking supplies celebrate those big ""firsts,"" like first words and first tooth, as well as baby showers and baby announcements, cousin playdates, mealtime messes, splish-splashing fun in the bathtub and more. Swaddle your blissful baby beginnings with this two-page newborn scrapbook spread. (It's pretty aww-dorable!) To create this layout you will need: Lullaby Lane Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Girl Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Boy Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Lullaby Lane Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)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)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Lullaby Lane collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/KeBc-Xfzw9g Step 1: Choose two sheets of tan muslin blanket designer paper for the bases of this two-page layout. Step 2: Cut a 1-1/2"" x 12"" strip of night sky boy designer paper and adhere it to the left side of the left-hand page. Cut a 4-5/16"" x 12"" strip of “You are so loved” boy designer paper and adhere it next to the night sky strip on the left-hand page. Adhere a safety pins border sticker along the seam. Step 3: Cut a 5-5/16"" x 12"" strip of night sky boy designer paper and adhere it to the right side of the right-hand page. Step 4: Cut ten 2"" x 2"" pieces of various pink, blue and green papers. Stack two to three pieces at a time on the 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat. Lay the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern just over one edge. Using the Red Blade, cut a swell shape from the side of the square. Rotate to each side and repeat. Adhere the squares as shown on the “You are so loved” strip on the left-hand page. Trim as needed. Step 5: Cut two 6"" x 11-1/4"" pieces of blue hearts boy paper. Adhere to each side of the layout as shown. Crop photos and/or mats as follows: (4) 2-13/16"" x 3-1/2"", (2) 6"" x 3-3/4"" and (2) 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere as shown to the blue hearts paper. Step 6: Crop a variety mat to measure 4-1/2"" x 5-3/4"", as well as a piece of “You are so loved” boy designer paper. Crop a photo to 4"" x 5-1/4"". Mount all on the right side of the right-hand page. Step 7: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut two circles with blue muslin blanket boy designer paper. Mount two embellishments on top and adhere to the layout as shown. Add additional stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired. What do you think of the perfectly precious Lullaby Lane collection? What memories and photos would you nestle on top of this newborn scrapbook spread? Share your ideas! "," Our hearts are pitter-pattering and we’re cooing with delight — the latest collection, Lullaby Lane, is a complete bundle of joy! Inspired by the newest cute-as-a-button family member, these baby-themed scrapbooking supplies celebrate those big ""firsts,"" like first words and first tooth, as well as baby showers and baby announcements, cousin playdates, mealtime messes, splish-splashing fun in the bathtub and more. Swaddle","Baby, Baby Scrapbook Layout, Creative Memories, Double Page Layouts, Family, family memories, Lullaby Lane Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Baby,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/LullabyLane_CollectionLayout_1920x1080.jpg,71315 "Take On the #2022JanuaryBONUS Challenge with Totally Tonal Duos","Creative Memories","2022-01-17 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/17/take-on-the-2022januarybonus-challenge-with-totally-tonal-duos/," You know what’s tone-ally amazing? The new Totally Tonal Duos! These vibrant-meets-versatile products feature trending hues and designs to help facilitate simple coordination for your layouts with combinations spanning a rad rainbow spectrum. The Totally Tonal Duos will be available throughout Q1 (while supplies last), but you won't want to wait to get them because right now, when you purchase 8+ Totally Tonal Duo Paper Packs and/or Border Stickers, you can earn Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Stickers FREE! For promo details, visit: US | CA | AUAlso, we recently posted a blog that shows how to use the Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack and Stickers — the freebies in this promo — that you'll definitely want to check out!Since we’re in the tone zone, it’s only fitting to have a #2022JanuaryBONUS challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group featuring these Totally Tonal products (but hey, you can use ANY CM products you have on hand for this challenge!). Check out the sketch below and let your bright delights come to life! Take a Look at the Tonally Tonal Products! #2022JanuaryBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has one sketch with an example completed layout using the Totally Tonal products! How to Participate: Review the sketch below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout using whatever products you have on-hand; you do not need to use the Totally Tonal products to be eligible to win. Complete as many layouts as you wish, but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win!Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, Jan. 23, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 24 Jan. at 4:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #2022JanuaryBONUS for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 3 lucky winners total. Note: You do NOT need to use the promotion product to participate; use any CM supplies you have on hand!Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, Jan. 27, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 1 participant for each sketch. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 27, at noon CT. #2022JanuaryBONUS Sketch Product used: Totally Tonal Products | CA | AU Remember, you have until Sunday, Jan. 23, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 24 Jan. at 4:59pm AEDT) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2022JanuaryBONUS) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2022JanuaryBONUS Layout Layout by Noreen Smith — CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Totally Tonal Paper Packs & Border Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Prismatic Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Select four papers — one from each of the Totally Tonal paper packs. Cut a 6"" square with the 12-inch Trimmer from each paper. Cut each square in half diagonally by placing two opposite corners on the cutting line of the trimmer. Repeat for each square. Step 2: Flip one triangle over to show the reverse side, then align the long diagonal edges of both triangles to form a square. Adhere to White Solid Cardstock (or White Refill Page) for the base page as shown. Repeat for each square and adhere all eight triangles to the base page. Step 3: Choose two border stickers from each of the four Totally Tonal border sticker packs. Cut in half and adhere them over top of the triangles in the same coordinating hues as shown. Step 4: Trim two photos to measure 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". (Mat photos with White Solid Cardstock if desired.) Adhere to the layout as shown. Step 5: Embellish with stickers or die cuts. (Prismatic Stickers are shown in layout.) What lively and lovely layouts will you put together for the #2022JanuaryBONUS challenge? And if you want all the details on the Totally Tonal Buffet, visit: US | CA | AU "," You know what’s tone-ally amazing? The new Totally Tonal Duos! These vibrant-meets-versatile products feature trending hues and designs to help facilitate simple coordination for your layouts with combinations spanning a rad rainbow spectrum. The Totally Tonal Duos will be available throughout Q1 (while supplies last), but you won't want to wait to get them because right now, when you purchase 8+ Totally Tonal Duo Paper","#BONUS Challenge, 12-inch Trimmer, Family, Kids, Page Layout, Page Sketches, Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack, Prismatic Sticker Pack, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Totally Tonal","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/TotallyTonalBuffet_Promo_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,71106 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2022-01-15 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/15/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-5/," Saturday, Jan. 15: 1pm CT My, oh my... where has the time gone? It's hard to believe we're already on the final sketch of the January Virtual Crop, but fret not — you still have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit as many challenges (the more, the merrier... and the more chances to win!) as you want. Drumroll, please — Challenge #6 has been posted! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 20, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Melissa Ullmann – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Snowbound or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, Jan. 15: 1pm CT My, oh my... where has the time gone? It's hard to believe we're already on the final sketch of the January Virtual Crop, but fret not — you still have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit as many challenges (the more, the merrier... and the more chances to win!) as you want. Drumroll, please — Challenge #6 has been posted! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about ",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Snowbound_Layout2_1080x1080.jpg,71644 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2022-01-15 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/15/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-5/," Saturday, Jan. 15: 11am, 1pm CT Innovation, ideation, intrigue — it's all here and all because of you and your superb scrapbooking skills! We can't wait to see what you dream up with another two-page beauty with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 20, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Follow along with CM Advisor Tiffany Alexander as she shows you how she created this layout using sketch #5 as inspiration! https://youtu.be/mTsm1zi82EU Created by Tiffany Alexander – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching Jan. 17 | AU: 18 Jan.) Lullaby Lane https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brené Brown "," Saturday, Jan. 15: 11am, 1pm CT Innovation, ideation, intrigue — it's all here and all because of you and your superb scrapbooking skills! We can't wait to see what you dream up with another two-page beauty with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack w",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FinalLayout_BlurFaces_retouched.jpg,71634 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2022-01-15 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/15/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-5/," Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Today is gonna be a great day, and that's because it's the second day of the January Virtual Crop! Yay! Corral your supplies, grab a beverage and show off your creativity — here we go with Challenge #4. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 20, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some ideas and techniques for this sketch with CM Advisor Serena Chagas! https://youtu.be/Tx19jaqinI4 Created by Serena Chagas – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Product Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching Jan. 17 | AU: 18 Jan.) Sunburnt Country Paper Pack (12/pk) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity never goes out of style."" "," Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Today is gonna be a great day, and that's because it's the second day of the January Virtual Crop! Yay! Corral your supplies, grab a beverage and show off your creativity — here we go with Challenge #4. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: Th",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,71624 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2022-01-14 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/14/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-5/," Friday, Jan. 14: 5pm CT | Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Talk about a day of pretty projects and personal connections! We're definitely feeling the love (and the love of scrapbooking!) at this January Virtual Crop. While we're on our last sketch of the day, don't forget Day Two of this virtual extravaganza starts at 9am CT tomorrow with three more challenges to undertake! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 20, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Melissa Ullmann – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Happy Camper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, Jan. 14: 5pm CT | Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Talk about a day of pretty projects and personal connections! We're definitely feeling the love (and the love of scrapbooking!) at this January Virtual Crop. While we're on our last sketch of the day, don't forget Day Two of this virtual extravaganza starts at 9am CT tomorrow with three more challenges to undertake! For a refresher on VC instructions, g",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/HappyCamper_Layout1_1080x1080.jpg,71617 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2022-01-14 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/14/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-5/," Friday, Jan. 14: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Okie dokie, who is ready for another spectacular sketch? Well, if you're itching for a two-page stunner, then Challenge #2 is primed and ready for you! Let's go! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 20, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Gain some tips and inspiration on this 2-page sketch with CM Advisor Jocelyn Ouellet! https://youtu.be/MvmE1-w0qdk Created by Jocelyn Ouellet – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Deep in the Woods or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, Jan. 14: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Okie dokie, who is ready for another spectacular sketch? Well, if you're itching for a two-page stunner, then Challenge #2 is primed and ready for you! Let's go! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FinalLayout_Option2_retouched.jpg,71598 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2022-01-14 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/14/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-4/," Friday, Jan. 14: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Ta-da! The time is here and now — the first Virtual Crop of 2022 has begun! Community connections, crazy-good creativity and CM prizes are in store for YOU! Let's kick it all off with Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 20, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tips and inspiration to create this sketch with CM Advisor Ellen Deakins! https://youtu.be/lP4-0zR6brs Created by Ellen Deakins – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Welcome Home or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/dhv7r6koza?dnt=1 Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, Jan. 14: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Jan. 15: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Ta-da! The time is here and now — the first Virtual Crop of 2022 has begun! Community connections, crazy-good creativity and CM prizes are in store for YOU! Let's kick it all off with Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474-1.jpg,71461 "Furnish Your Memories Upon This Home Scrapbooking Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-01-12 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/12/furnish-your-memories-upon-this-home-scrapbooking-layout/," Where is your go-to room in your home? Perhaps it's the spot where a seat cushion is worn in just right, a space where an abundance of natural light gleams in with warming ease, an area where good conversations and good eats commence or a place that is simply an escape to quietness. No matter the locale, go to your happy place, take a peek at this home scrapbooking layout and create it today — like a great piece of furniture, it’s sure to be a memorable, special focal point for years to come. To create this layout you will need: Welcome Home Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blue-Gray Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut the ditsy flowers designer paper to measure 12"" x 1-3/4"" and 11-1/2"" x 9-1/2”. Step 2: Cut the navy blue heavy ivy tonal paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"" and 11"" x 9"". Adhere the ivy strip to the ditsy flowers strip and the rectangle ivy piece to the ditsy flowers rectangle piece. Adhere pieces to a sheet of green small triangles tonal paper as shown. Step 3: Cut green grid designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 10"" and 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Crop photos to measure (1) 4"" x 5-3/4"" and (2) 4"" x 4"". Adhere photos to the green grid pieces and adhere to layout as shown. Step 4: Cut a mat from navy blue ivy tonal paper for the “Home” embellishment. Step 5: Adhere embellishments and laser-cut borders to the bottom border as shown. Use Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 6: Adhere additional embellishments as shown using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 7: Journal with the Blue-Gray Dual-Tip Pen. So, where is your go-to place in your home, apartment, condo, cabin, etc.? And what are your thoughts and opinions on this home scrapbooking layout? Tell us in the comments section below! "," Where is your go-to room in your home? Perhaps it's the spot where a seat cushion is worn in just right, a space where an abundance of natural light gleams in with warming ease, an area where good conversations and good eats commence or a place that is simply an escape to quietness. No matter the locale, go to your happy place, take a peek at this home scrapbooking layout and create it today — like a great piece of furnitur",,"Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/WelcomeHome_EmbellishmentsBorders_1920x1080-1.jpg,70896 "Channel Your Inner Homebody With This One-Page Home Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-01-10 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/10/channel-your-inner-homebody-with-this-one-page-home-scrapbook-layout/," Break out the board games, build a blanket fort for a movie marathon, craft a DIY project, bake some treats… we are hunkering down at home, ready to relax and unwind (and to wear fuzzy jammies to really bring on the comfy vibes!). Day-to-day schedules can be full of busy, on-the-go to-dos, but today’s blog is all about kicking back and making memories at home! Have a go at this one-page home scrapbook layout and share the details of your delightful dwelling experiences! To create this layout you will need: Welcome Home Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut the magnolia leaves designer paper to measure 12"" x 4"" and adhere to the top of the brown woven knitwear tonal paper. Step 2: Adhere a border sticker to the paper seam and another border sticker below it. Adhere a third border sticker across the bottom of the page. Step 3: Cut the terra cotta small triangles tonal paper into (2) 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" pieces and adhere to (2) 6-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" variety mats. Then adhere one 6"" x 4"" photo and one 4-1/2"" x 4"" photo. Step 4: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a photo. Adhere the photo to variety mat. Step 5: Cut variety mat with ""Let's stay home"" title into 4"" x 3"" and 1-7/16"" x 4"" pieces. Adhere the small piece to the variety mat with the small rectangle photo. Step 6: Adhere mat/photo pieces to the layout as shown. Step 7: Add additional stickers as shown, adhering some with Foam Squares. Step 8: Journal with Brown Dual-Tip Pen. What at-home adventures, memories and photos would you place on this home scrapbook layout? What draws you in the most about the Welcome Home collection? Share your insights (and recent projects!) with us! "," Break out the board games, build a blanket fort for a movie marathon, craft a DIY project, bake some treats… we are hunkering down at home, ready to relax and unwind (and to wear fuzzy jammies to really bring on the comfy vibes!). Day-to-day schedules can be full of busy, on-the-go to-dos, but today’s blog is all about kicking back and making memories at home! Have a go at this one-page home scrapbook layout and share the","Family, family memories, Home, Kids, Mat Pack, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Welcome Home Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/WelcomeHome_MatsStickers_1920x1080.jpg,70900 "Sketch Round-Up Dec. 27-Jan. 9","Creative Memories","2022-01-09 11:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/09/sketch-round-up-dec-27-jan-9/," Happy 2022! Many across the world ring in the new year by setting goals and resolutions. (Fun fact: The ancient Babylonians are said to have started New Year’s resolutions over 4,000 years ago!) And with these plans and adventures that people aspire to achieve, how about adding some crafty goals to the list?! They can be anything from cleaning and sorting your craft room to attending virtual events, growing your CM business or simply setting aside more time to scrapbook. Even more so, how about learning new techniques and making even more layouts, cards and borders? Well, we have a way to kick off the latter just for you — the first Sketch Round-Up of 2022! Have fun and happy crafting in the year head! Sketch #1 Sketch #1 features a paper pack from the Last Chance Promo, but you can totally use any products you have on hand! Challenge yourself and make it your own today — just click here to see how to put it together. Sketch #2 Test out your border skills by crafting this easy-to-follow sensation! Sketch #3 This one-page layout will be a welcoming sight within your album! Follow along with this blog post to give it a go! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? If one of your resolutions this year is to attend more events AND to create more layouts, then you should totally partake in the upcoming Virtual Crop, happening Jan. 14-15 (AU 15-16 Jan.). If you haven’t already, join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page and get ready for six awesome challenges, community togetherness and the chance to win prizes! "," Happy 2022! Many across the world ring in the new year by setting goals and resolutions. (Fun fact: The ancient Babylonians are said to have started New Year’s resolutions over 4,000 years ago!) And with these plans and adventures that people aspire to achieve, how about adding some crafty goals to the list?! They can be anything from cleaning and sorting your craft room to attending virtual events, growing your CM busin","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up,Winter",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,71185 "Open to a Warming and Welcoming Backdrop With This Home Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-01-07 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/07/open-to-a-warming-and-welcoming-backdrop-with-this-home-scrapbook-layout/," SOLD.Whether it’s your first home or your 10th, purchasing a house is a big, exciting investment full of a thousand different processes and emotions. But a home is more than just walls and a roof over your head — it’s a place where your family and furry friends will reside, a place of comfort and heartwarming memories, a place to call and make your own. And if you want to make a home scrapbook layout that is your own to celebrate this milestone, then check out this beauty below! We're sure you'll be sold on it! To create this layout you will need: Welcome Home Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blue-Gray Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut the woodgrain designer paper to measure 11-1/8"" x 11-1/8"". Cut the tan faded speckles tonal paper to measure 10-7/8"" x 10-7/8"". Adhere the smaller piece to the larger piece. Step 2: Using the Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch three borders from navy blue brushstrokes designer paper.  Step 3: Cut (15) 1-3/4"" x 1-3/4"" squares from navy blue brushstrokes designer paper. Use the 2-Way Corner Rounder to notch the four corners of each square. Step 4: Cut (15) 1-1/2"" x 1-1/2"" squares from various papers. Use the 2-Way Corner Rounder to notch the four corners of each square. Adhere to the larger navy blue brushstrokes squares. Step 5: Adhere the layered squares to the honeycomb borders as shown. Step 6: Arrange and adhere the border strips to the tan faded speckles piece at an angle as shown. Use Micro-Tip Scissors or 12-inch Trimmer to cut off excess. Step 7: Adhere the layered pieces to a sheet of basketweave designer paper. Step 8: Cut a piece of woodgrain designer paper to measure 7-7/8"" x 9"" and adhere to the bottom-right corner of the page as shown. Step 9: Crop a photo and a variety mat with a title to 3-3/4"" x 4"". Crop two additional photos to 3-3/4"" x 4-3/4"". Adhere title and photos to the woodgrain piece as shown. Step 10: Add stickers and embellishments using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal with the Blue-Gray Dual-Tip Pen. What memories of homeownership or fun at home would you welcome on this home scrapbook page? We'd love to hear from you, so share your thoughts with us and others! "," SOLD.Whether it’s your first home or your 10th, purchasing a house is a big, exciting investment full of a thousand different processes and emotions. But a home is more than just walls and a roof over your head — it’s a place where your family and furry friends will reside, a place of comfort and heartwarming memories, a place to call and make your own. And if you want to make a home scrapbook layout that is your own to","Family, Home, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Welcome Home Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/WelcomeHome_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,70882 "A Cut Above The Rest: Piecing Together Prismatic Paper and Prismatic Stickers for Scrapbooking","Noreen Smith","2022-01-06 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/06/a-cut-above-the-rest-piecing-together-prismatic-paper-and-prismatic-stickers-for-scrapbooking/," 2022 is off to a hue-tiful, too-hot-to-handle start — for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Stickers FREE when you purchase any assortment of 8+ Totally Tonal products! Talk about a totally terrific treat! What’s so cool about these Prismatic products? Well, the front side of each sheet in the Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack (6/pk) features general designs like checkers, chevrons and polka dots, and the reverse side has geometric lines you can use as cutting guides to create your own piece-ably perfect and unique layouts! And when you top it all off with the Prismatic Stickers (3/pk), you’re in for pops of personality! A win-win! For more details, visit: US | CA | AU Psst, we'll also have blog posts down the road featuring Totally Tonal products, so stay tuned!So, now it's time to mix and match your way to magnificent layouts featuring the Prismatic Paper Pack and Prismatic Stickers — have fun! Take a Look at the Prismatic Products You Can Earn FREE! Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack Prismatic Sticker Pack See them in action in this video! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/lcbikizyjw To have a plethora of Prismatic patterned paper pieces to play with, carefully cut along the lines printed on the back of each Prismatic paper. You can use the Sight Line guides on the 12-inch Trimmer to make sure you get the straightest cut possible! (Tip: Start by cutting straight-edged shapes on each paper first so when you need to make a diagonal cut you can easily turn the smaller pieces to fit in the trimmer.) After cutting out all the pieces, you can group them into piles with similar shapes or with similar hues. Now it’s time to play! You can mix and match these shapes in so many different ways, but follow these instructions to make the three different layouts. The Best Day Layout Layout by Noreen Smith – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack + Sticker Pack — Exclusive in the Totally Tonal Buffet promotionWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Align and adhere the 4"" orange grid strip to the middle of the White Solid Cardstock (or White Refill Page). Step 2: Flip over two of the lime green polka dots triangles to show the reverse pattern. Adhere them on both sides of the orange grid strip as shown. Cover the seams between the triangles with coordinating green border stickers and along the sides of the orange grid strip with coordinating orange border stickers. Step 3: Add photos and title sticker as shown. Smile Layout Layout by Noreen Smith – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack + Sticker Pack — Exclusive in the Totally Tonal Buffet promotionWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Place the smaller 2"" orange grid strip and 3"" teal stripes strip together on left-hand side of White Solid Cardstock (or White Refill Page), approximately 1/2"" from the edge of the page. Step 2: Leave a 1/4"" space from the previously adhered strips and adhere the 6"" orange grid and teal stripes squares, leaving approximately 1/2"" space from the right-hand edge of the page. Step 3: Adhere a teal border sticker strip along the edge of orange grid paper strip and square, and an orange border sticker strip along the edge of the teal stripes strip and square. Trim with a scissors. Step 4: Create photos mats with White Solid Cardstock: (1) 4"" x 6"" and (2) 4"" x 4"". Add photos that measure (1) 3-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" and (2) 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Adhere to the layout as shown. Step 5: Add a title sticker with Foam Squares for added dimension. Let the Good Times Roll Layout Layout by Noreen Smith – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack + Sticker Pack — Exclusive in the Totally Tonal Buffet promotionWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Place the long edges of the large red gingham triangles along the left and right sides of White Solid Cardstock (or White Refill Page) and adhere. Layer the largest blue polka dots triangles on top of the red gingham triangles and adhere. Step 2: Align the long edges of the large purple chevrons triangles along the top and bottom edges of the base page and adhere. Step 3: Add the red border sticker across the middle of the page. Step 4: Flip over the two purple squares to use as photo mats for two photos that measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"". Adhere over the triangles and border sticker. Step 5: Trim four photos to measure 2-1/2"" x 2-1/2"" and mount on each of the four small blue polka dots squares. Adhere two above and two below the larger photos as shown. Step 6: Add a title sticker with Foam Squares over the border sticker in the middle of the layout. What layouts will you piece together featuring the Prismatic Paper Pack and Prismatic Stickers? If you want a refresher on the details on this promo, visit: US | CA | AU "," 2022 is off to a hue-tiful, too-hot-to-handle start — for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Packs and Stickers FREE when you purchase any assortment of 8+ Totally Tonal products! Talk about a totally terrific treat! What’s so cool about these Prismatic products? Well, the front side of each sheet in the Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack (6/pk) features general designs like checkers, chev","12-inch Trimmer, Family, Kids, Page Layout, Prismatic Simple Cuts Paper Pack, Prismatic Sticker Pack, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Totally Tonal","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Prismatic_Promo_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,70946 "These Scrapbook Borders & DIY Card Are Worth All The Buzz: Honeycomb Borders","Krislyn Mattei","2022-01-05 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/05/these-scrapbook-borders-diy-card-are-worth-all-the-buzz-honeycomb-borders/," There’s a lot of buzz going around, and that’s because the latest bee’s knees Border Maker Cartridge is on the CM scene. In fact, this BMC makes for sweet-as-honey, continuous honeycomb borders and is perfect for photos of family time, picnics, gardening, afternoons spent with friends and more — and a bee-utiful accompaniment with the Welcome Home collection, too. (Okay, okay, we’re done with the puns now!) See how you can hone in on its hexagonal design with these scrapbook borders and  DIY card. To create these borders and card, you will need: Welcome Home Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Stay Awhile Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of navy blue heavy ivy tonal paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-7/8” strip of basketweave designer paper and mount on top. Step 2: Cut a 12” x 1-1/4” strip of woodgrain designer paper and adhere on the border, about 1/2"" from the top edge. Step 3: Using the Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from ditsy flowers designer paper. Punch another with terra cotta small triangles tonal paper and save seven small hexagons. Adhere the border to the woodgrain strip. Top with the seven terra cotta hexagons as shown. Step 4: Adhere a leaves laser-cut border along the bottom woodgrain/basketweave seam. Top with embellishments, popping a title up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Our Garden Border Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 12"" strip of green stripes designer paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of ditsy flowers designer paper and mount on top of the base piece. Cut a 2-3/8"" x 12"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and adhere on top of the previously adhered flower piece. Step 3: Using the Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with navy blue heavy ivy tonal paper. Adhere these two borders along the edges of the white cardstock strip, mounting a leaves and flowers laser-cut border in between, as shown. Step 4: Cut a small piece of White Solid Cardstock to tuck behind the wreath embellishment. Adhere the wreath and other embellishments to the border, popping a title up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Living Our Best Life Border Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 12"" strip of navy blue brushstrokes designer paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of open trellis designer paper and mount on top of the base piece. Cut a 2-1/4"" x 12"" strip of green herringbone designer paper and adhere on top of the previously adhered trellis piece, about 1/2"" from the left edge. Place a border sticker along the seam. Step 3: Using the Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with basketweave designer paper. With the Micro-Tip Scissors, trim out 2-1/2"" sections. Overlap and adhere in a wavy/chevron pattern along the green herringbone strip. Step 4: Add stickers and embellishments, popping the title up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Apply some epoxy stickers. Pride & Joy Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 1"" piece of terra cotta heavy ivy tonal paper and adhere to the top of the card. Cut a 5-1/2"" x 1-1/2"" strip of the same paper and adhere to the bottom of the card. Cut an ivy border sticker into two 5-1/2"" lengths and adhere them to the card as shown. Step 3: Using the Honeycomb Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with each terra cotta heavy ivy and sky blue small triangles tonal papers. Trim each to 5-1/2"" long, overlap and adhere to the card as shown. Step 4: Add embellishments, popping a title up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Apply some epoxy stickers. What do you think of the honeycomb borders this BMC makes? Will you be putting together these scrapbook borders and DIY card soon? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below! "," There’s a lot of buzz going around, and that’s because the latest bee’s knees Border Maker Cartridge is on the CM scene. In fact, this BMC makes for sweet-as-honey, continuous honeycomb borders and is perfect for photos of family time, picnics, gardening, afternoons spent with friends and more — and a bee-utiful accompaniment with the Welcome Home collection, too. (Okay, okay, we’re done with the puns now!) See how ","Border Ideas, Border Maker System, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Home, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Welcome Home Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/HoneycombChainBMC_1920x1080.jpg,70910 "Find Your Happy Place With This Home Themed Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2022-01-04 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2022/01/04/find-your-happy-place-with-this-home-themed-scrapbook-layout/," “Home, a spot of earth supremely blest, a dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.”Give your memories a comforting, at-home greeting today and every day with the recently debuted Welcome Home collection! Inspired by meaningful time spent with friends and family and homey happenings, these scrapbooking supplies will furnish a solid foundation for photos of birthday parties, game nights, gardening, parties in the backyard, celebrations with loved ones and so much more! Open your albums to this home themed scrapbook layout and get ready for some inviting detail! To create this layout you will need: Welcome Home Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Foiled Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Welcome Home Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle, Oval & Rectangle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blue-Gray Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Welcome Home collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/WZBkciMBUzk Step 1: Cut the navy blue woven knitwear tonal paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to a sheet of green faded speckles tonal paper. Step 2: Cut the green woven knitwear tonal paper to measure 12"" x 2"". Step 3: Cut the green stripes designer paper to measure 12"" x 1-1/2"" and adhere to the middle of the green woven knitwear strip. Step 4: From a variety of papers, cut 1"" squares. Run the Repositionable Tape Runner onto the backside of a laser-cut border and adhere the 1"" squares behind the border. Adhere the border piece to the middle of the previous stripes strip. Adhere the completed border to the top of the layout as shown, adding border stickers to the top and bottom. Step 5: Using the outside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Rectangle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut from the green grid designer paper. Using the outside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a curved edge on the top of the previous rectangle piece. Step 6: Using the outside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Blue Blade, cut from green grid designer paper. Use the Red Blade on the outside edge to cut a piece of sky blue faded speckles tonal paper. Adhere the smaller piece to the larger piece, and adhere behind the top of the rectangle piece to create a cup. Trim with Micro-Tip Scissors if needed. Step 7: Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Blue Blade, cut from green grid designer paper. Without moving the pattern, cut again with the Red Blade on the inside edge to create a hollow oval. Adhere to the left side of the cup piece to form a handle. Step 8: Crop photos to (1) 3"" x 5"" and (2) 5"" x 3"". Adhere to the layout as shown with the cup piece. Step 9: Cut a variety mat with a title to 6"" x 1-1/2"". Step 10: Fussy-cut the house journal box from a variety mat. Adhere the two mat pieces to the layout as shown. Step 11: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade, cut a circle from navy blue brushstrokes designer paper. Adhere a circle title sticker and add to layout with Foam Squares.   Step 12: Adhere additional stickers and embellishments as shown. Adhere some with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 13: Journal with the Blue-Gray Dual-Tip Pen. What do you think of the most-recent collection, Welcome Home? What sorts of memories would you lay atop this home themed scrapbook layout? Share your thoughts, upcoming project ideas and more in the comments below! "," “Home, a spot of earth supremely blest, a dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.”Give your memories a comforting, at-home greeting today and every day with the recently debuted Welcome Home collection! Inspired by meaningful time spent with friends and family and homey happenings, these scrapbooking supplies will furnish a solid foundation for photos of birthday parties, game nights, gardening, parties in the backyard, c","Family, family memories, Home, Kids, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Welcome Home Collection, Winter","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/WelcomeHome_Collection2_1920x1080.jpg,70845 "Let Your Memories Stick Together With This Framing Forest Scrapbook Idea","Creative Memories","2021-12-30 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/30/let-your-memories-stick-together-with-this-framing-forest-scrapbook-idea/," Fun fact of the day: Forests are home to more than three-quarters of the world's life on land according to the World Wildlife Fund. And from wee seedlings to towering tall trees and eventually snags, wildlife and other plants depend on trees for their habitat. If you want to unearth a layout landscape as lush as a forest, then take a look at this framing forest scrapbook idea that blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu went out on a limb for! All you have to decide is what photos and woodland wonders you would highlight! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Deep in the Woods Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Hot Fudge & Light Gray Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock as the base of this layout. Cut the birch bark designer paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and add to the base. Step 2: Cut five photo mats to measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" from the Light Gray Solid Cardstock. Step 3: Cut the tree bark texture paper to eight pieces of 1/2"" strips. Roll the strip to make it look like a stick. Use the Precision Point Adhesive to add the tree bark sticks to the edges of the mats as shown. Add laser-cut borders to the bottom of each mat. Add the mats to the page. Step 4: Cut a piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock to measure 5"" x 7"" and adhere to the back of a laser-cut mat. Add to the page. Step 5: Use the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch two borders with Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock and one border with the mossy brick texture paper. Adhere the hot fudge borders under the mossy brick border. Add a small piece of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock under the border to cover the camera lens part. Add the border to the page. Step 6: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Do you like spending time in the woods? What are your thoughts on this forest scrapbook layout that Sachiyo made? Relay your thoughts down below — we'd love to know what you think! "," Fun fact of the day: Forests are home to more than three-quarters of the world's life on land according to the World Wildlife Fund. And from wee seedlings to towering tall trees and eventually snags, wildlife and other plants depend on trees for their habitat. If you want to unearth a layout landscape as lush as a forest, then take a look at this framing forest scrapbook idea that blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu went out on a","Deep in the Woods Collection, Hiking, Laser Cut Embellishments, outdoors, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Deep-in-the-Woods-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,70786 "Relive Out-and-About Moments With These Forest Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card Featuring Laser Cut Titles","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-12-28 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/28/relive-out-and-about-moments-with-these-forest-scrapbook-borders-and-dyi-card-featuring-laser-cut-titles/," Ahh, the great outdoors. Nature is pretty amazing and can make us feel happier and more focused and bring on a renewed sense of being. You know what else feels just as great? Scrapbooking, of course! After you’ve enjoyed your out-and-about moments and fresh-air fun, discover new detail and make these forest scrapbook borders (and bonus DIY card!) featuring the latest laser cut titles from 2021 — the Must Have Laser Title Embellishments – Pack 4! To create these borders and card, you will need: Deep in the Woods Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Must Have Laser Title Embellishments - Pack 4 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Deckle & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out all of the Must Have Laser Title Embellishments in the video below! https://youtu.be/NZYjumcq3EY The Great Outdoors Border Step 1: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 3-1/4"". Step 2: Cut the pine needles texture paper to measure 11-/1/4"" x 2-1/4"". Step 3: Cut the tree grain texture paper to measure 11-1/4"" x 3/4"". Step 4: With the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Red Blade, cut a circle from the mossy bark texture paper. With the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Green Blade, cut a circle from White Solid Cardstock. With the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Green Blade, cut a circle from the tree grain texture paper. Layer and adhere the circle pieces, and cut in half. Step 5: Layer the paper strips with a laser-cut border and the semi-circle piece and adhere to the cardstock strip as shown. Step 6: Add a Must Have Laser Title Embellishment with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Add a sticker. Taking it Easy Border Step 1: Cut a piece of dark moss designer paper to measure 3-1/2"" x 12"" for the base of this border. Step 2: Cut the crackled white texture paper to measure 3-1/4"" x 12"" and adhere to the dark moss strip. Step 3: Cut the mossy bark texture paper to measure 3-1/4"" x 1"" and adhere to the top of the border. Step 4: Cut birch logs texture, pine needles texture, pine cones texture and fallen leaves designer papers to measure 3-1/4"" x 2"". Adhere the paper pieces as shown to the border. Step 5: Adhere laser cut borders and border stickers to the paper pieces as desired. Step 6: Add Must Have Laser Titles Embellishments with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Enjoy the Journey Card Step 1: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Step 2: Use the 12-inch Trimmer and Scoring Blade to score at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 3: Cut the ombré woodgrain designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" and adhere to the front of the card. Step 4: Cut the dark brown woodgrain designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 3-1/2"" and adhere to the middle of the card. Step 5: Cut the wooden plaid paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 2"" and adhere to middle of the card. Step 6: Cut the pine trees designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 1-1/2"", and then use the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade on the long bottom edge. Adhere to card as shown. Step 7: Trim and adhere a tree rings laser-cut border to the card as shown. Step 8: Add a Must Have Laser Titles Embellishment with the Precision Point Adhesive Pen. What are your thoughts on these forest scrapbook borders? Will you be making the DIY card, too? What sorts of projects have you made with laser cut titles? Share, share, share in the comments below! "," Ahh, the great outdoors. Nature is pretty amazing and can make us feel happier and more focused and bring on a renewed sense of being. You know what else feels just as great? Scrapbooking, of course! After you’ve enjoyed your out-and-about moments and fresh-air fun, discover new detail and make these forest scrapbook borders (and bonus DIY card!) featuring the latest laser cut titles from 2021 — the Must Have Laser Title ","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Deep in the Woods Collection, Laser Cut Embellishments, Must Have Laser Title Embellishments, outdoors, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/MustHaveLaserTitles4_1920x1080-1.jpg,70757 "Sketch Round-Up Dec. 13-26","Creative Memories","2021-12-26 11:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/26/sketch-round-up-dec-13-26/," Well, folks, this is the last Sketch Round-Up of 2021… but you better believe 2022 will be FULL of even more Sketch Round-Ups, a bounty of blog posts, clickable cool videos and helpful tutorials, packed promos, fantastic launches and more (and that’s just for January!). We’re feeling the good vibes for sure, and can’t wait to see what you make from these extra-good sketches! Let’s go and enjoy the latest 2021 edition of the Sketch Round-Up. Sketch #1 Sketch #1 is sure to lead you to a trail of creativity! Click here to find out how to make it yourself! Sketch #2 The Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge is definitely a shutterbug's best friend! View how to make this nature-inspired border (and a few other goodies as well) in this blog post. Sketch #3 Foraging for a fresh layout? Then simply click on this link to find out how to craft this budding beauty. Sketch #4 Wood you like to know how to make this card? Then keep your eyes peeled for it — we'll post it to the blog soon! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Keep your eyes locked on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page, for we have plenty of Virtual Crops in store for 2022l! The first go-around will be Jan. 14-15 (AU 15-16 Jan.), so get ready for creativity, community, connections and prizes, too! And make sure to share that link with your friends, family, first-time scrappers and anyone else who would love to partake in some virtual fun! "," Well, folks, this is the last Sketch Round-Up of 2021… but you better believe 2022 will be FULL of even more Sketch Round-Ups, a bounty of blog posts, clickable cool videos and helpful tutorials, packed promos, fantastic launches and more (and that’s just for January!). We’re feeling the good vibes for sure, and can’t wait to see what you make from these extra-good sketches! Let’s go and enjoy the latest 2021 editio","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up, Snowbound Collection","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up,Winter",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,70686 "This Christmas Scrapbook Layout Is Baking Spirits Bright With a Gingerbread House Craft","Kylie Kingham","2021-12-22 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/22/this-christmas-scrapbook-layout-is-baking-spirits-bright-with-a-gingerbread-house-craft/," Sweet, spicy, full of Christmas spirit and style… gingerbread houses! Did you know an early form of gingerbread can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians who used it for ceremonial purposes? And another fun tidbit: The popularity of gingerbread houses rose in the 1800s when the Brothers Grimm wrote the (well, not-so-Christmassy) fairytale of Hansel and Gretel, as the two children stumble upon a house made entirely of sweets. Well, no matter the history, these cookie-walled structures are a creative and tasty way to celebrate the Christmas season for kids and adults alike by decorating them with frostings and icings, gumdrops, festive sprinkles, peppermints, chocolates other candied elements. And whether you’re building the house from scratch or using a kit, blog contributor Kylie Kingham has a Christmas scrapbook layout with a cute gingerbread house craft to pay homage to the sweetly spiced tradition! Kylie’s Inspiration Creating a gingerbread house at Christmas is a fun family tradition for many. Nothing beats the fresh aroma in the house from baking gingerbread — a tradition our family enjoys sharing each year. It allows us to have some quality family time together whilst we enjoy baking and decorating with sweet treats. The Joy to the World collection was perfect to create a paper gingerbread house (and to document and preserve these special memories), thanks to the delightful palette and festive embellishments and stickers. To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Crimson, Dark Green & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Deckle & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle, Gemstone, Oval & Rectangle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: With the outside edge of the square Custom Cutting System Rectangle Pattern and the outside edge of the diamond Custom Cutting System Gemstone Pattern with the Red Blade, cut shapes from gold stripes tonal paper. Tip: Since only one half of the diamond shape is required for the roof, it can be lined up halfway along the paper edge before cutting to conserve paper as shown. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade, cut a 1/2"" x 12"" strip of White Solid Cardstock, making sure one side of the strip is a straight edge. Cut in half and adhere each pieces over the two long edges of the half diamond piece, with the deckle side facing inward. Cut off any overhang. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Straight Blade, cut a 3/8"" x 12"" strip from Crimson Solid Cardstock. Repeat with a piece of White Solid Cardstock. Cut the crimson strip in half and adhere one strip to the left side and one strip to the right side of the square gold stripes piece. Cut off any overhang. Align the white strip along the 45-degree line on the 12-inch Trimmer and cut several pieces 3/8” long. Adhere these pieces down the red strips, evenly spaced to replicate a candy cane. Adhere the roof over the top portion of the gold stripes square with Foam Squares. Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut a straight edge off the bottom of the square house (enough to remove the curved corners). Step 4: With the inside edge of the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and Red Blade, cut an oval from teal dots designer paper. Using the Micro-Tip Scissors, carefully cut straight edges on the bottom and right and left sides, leaving the top edge curved, to form a door shape. Adhere to the house with Foam Squares and add a gemstone as a doorknob. Step 5: From White Solid Cardstock, cut three circles using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade. Cut two circles from Dark Green Solid Cardstock and one circle from Crimson Solid Cardstock with the same sizing as the previous white circles. Using the Micro-Tip Scissors, cut each dark green and crimson circles in half. With the two halves together, cut into three pie-shaped portions, giving you six pieces from each dark green and crimson circles. Add three hued pieces over the top of each white circle with Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive to have two dark green/white candy swirls and one crimson/white candy swirl. Adhere these to the house with Foam Squares. Decorate the house with embellishments and stickers. Step 6: Select a piece of designer paper as your background. From another piece of contrasting paper, cut two strips to measure 3"" x 12"" and 1-1/2"" x 12"". Adhere the wider strip to the top of the page and the other to the bottom using Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scallop Blade, cut two strips of another contrasting paper to measure 1/2"" x 12"". Adhere each length under the straight-edged strips so just the scalloped edge can been seen. Adhere down the straight-edged strips. With the 12-inch Trimmer and Straight Blade, cut two strips from White Solid Cardstock to measure 3/8"" x 12"". Adhere near the top and bottom of the page, near the straight edge of the decorative strips as shown. Add wavy border sticker to the white strip. Step 7: Adhere the gingerbread house to the lower-left corner of the page. You will need Foam Squares for the roof and Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive on the house. Step 8: Cut two photo mats to measure 5"" x 4"" and one photo mat to measure 4"" x 4"". Cut two photos to measure 4-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and one photo to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Adhere photos to the mats and adhere to the layout. Finish the page by adding embellishments, title stickers and a laser-cut border. Do you and your family make gingerbread houses for Christmas each year? What are your thoughts on Kylie's gingerbread house craft upon this Christmas scrapbook layout? Gift your thoughts and stories in the comments below. Merry Christmas, one and all! 🎄 "," Sweet, spicy, full of Christmas spirit and style… gingerbread houses! Did you know an early form of gingerbread can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians who used it for ceremonial purposes? And another fun tidbit: The popularity of gingerbread houses rose in the 1800s when the Brothers Grimm wrote the (well, not-so-Christmassy) fairytale of Hansel and Gretel, as the two children stumble upon a house made entir","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Custom Cutting System, Joy to the World Collection, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Tools, Technique","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Gingerbread-House-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories1.jpg,70636 "Forage for Creativity With This Forest Scrapbook Idea","Krislyn Mattei","2021-12-21 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/21/forage-for-creativity-with-this-forest-scrapbook-idea/," At the ancient root of it all, humans acquired food by hunting animals, capturing fish and gathering wild edibles like plants and greens, berries and seeds. Sure, nowadays we drive to the local supermarket or enjoy food delivery services, but going back to those roots (literally!) can be so rewarding. Foraging is the process of searching, identifying and harvesting wild food in nature, like wild garlic (aka ramsons), chestnuts, morel and chanterelle mushrooms, blueberries, common nettles, dandelions and more. It’s especially trendy for those interested in eating more sustainably or to have a deeper connection to the land and changing seasons. (Added bonus: It makes for days of family fun!) Scout for your next project and take on this forest scrapbook idea! To create this layout you will need: Deep in the Woods Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Laser Cut Papers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of wooden plaid designer paper as the base for this layout. Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip of tree grain texture paper and adhere to the middle of the layout. Step 2: Lay the drapey branches and flourishing mushrooms scene laser-cut paper over the top of the layout. Cut a 3-1/2"" square, a 3-3/4"" square and a 4-1/4"" square piece of woodgrain designer paper. Crop a photo to 3-1/4” square, 3-1/2” square and 4” square and mount on top of the wood papers. Adhere behind the openings in the laser-cut paper. Adhere the laser-cut paper to the layout. Step 3: Trim the ferns border sticker and adhere as shown. Top with more stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 4: Journal as desired. Have you ever gone foraging before? What did you gather? Will you be making this forest scrapbook layout? Share, share share with us and others — you never know who you may inspire! "," At the ancient root of it all, humans acquired food by hunting animals, capturing fish and gathering wild edibles like plants and greens, berries and seeds. Sure, nowadays we drive to the local supermarket or enjoy food delivery services, but going back to those roots (literally!) can be so rewarding. Foraging is the process of searching, identifying and harvesting wild food in nature, like wild garlic (aka ramsons), chestnut","Deep in the Woods Collection, Hiking, Laser Cut Paper, outdoors, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/DeepintheWoods_LaserPapersStickers_1920x1080.jpg,70086 "Hike to New Creations With This Nature Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-12-20 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/20/hike-to-new-creations-with-this-nature-scrapbook-layout/," In nature, the birds serenade us, the vibrancy of foliage catches our eyes and fresh, crisp air whooshes by and electrifies more than a cup of coffee could. All of our senses are awakened in nature. Not only are these experiences enjoyable, but they’re good for you, too! In fact, the act of hiking has been proven to have many health benefits, from physical exercise and building muscles to mental relief and acting as a mood-booster. Well, in today’s blog we’re saying you should take a hike… and then craft this nature scrapbook layout afterward to preserve your adventures from the trails! To create this layout you will need: Deep in the Woods Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Gray Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of mossy bark texture paper as the base for this layout. (Tip: To conserve paper, you may wish to remove the inside section.) Cut a piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock to measure 11” x 11” and mount on the layout. Step 2: Trim and layer leaves, tree rings and mossy bark laser-cut borders and adhere to the bottom of the layout as shown. (Save trimmed off pieces to embellish the top-right corner of the layout.) Step 3: Layer leaves and woodgrain and birch logs laser-cut mats. Tuck a 4"" x 6"" photo inside and mount on the layout as shown. Step 4: Crop one photo to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and one to 3-1/4"" x 3-1/4"". Mount on the layout. Step 5: Add stickers and journal as desired. Do you like being in nature and the outdoors? What are your thoughts on this nature scrapbook layout? Type out your comments below! "," In nature, the birds serenade us, the vibrancy of foliage catches our eyes and fresh, crisp air whooshes by and electrifies more than a cup of coffee could. All of our senses are awakened in nature. Not only are these experiences enjoyable, but they’re good for you, too! In fact, the act of hiking has been proven to have many health benefits, from physical exercise and building muscles to mental relief and acting as a mood-","Deep in the Woods Collection, Hiking, Laser Cut Embellishments, Laser Mats, outdoors, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/DeepintheWoods_LaserBordersMats_1920x1080.jpg,70088 "Grid the Great Outdoors With This Forest Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-12-17 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/17/grid-the-great-outdoors-with-this-forest-scrapbook-layout/," It’s good to unplug and enjoy the great outdoors — hiking, fishing, mountain climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, cross-country skiing, stargazing and so much more! And if you want to frame your off-the-grid adventures after breathing in all that fresh air, you can in six simple steps! Yes, really — see for yourself with this forest scrapbook layout and set up your creative camp! To create this layout you will need: Deep in the Woods Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of wooden plaid designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 9-1/2"" x 9-1/2"". Cut several 7/8"" wide strips from various papers. Stack two together, align along the 45-degree line on the 12-inch Trimmer and cut the ends off. Line the points up at 1-1/2"" and cut. Repeat until you have 20 sets. Step 3: Adhere the straight edges about 1/2"" from the edge of the cardstock, points together as shown, all around the cardstock. Using the Micro-Tip Scissors, trim off the corners of the cardstock. Adhere to the base. Step 4: Cut a 9-1/4"" x 9-1/4"" piece of Dark Green Solid Cardstock (trim out the inside of this piece if desired). Mount on top of the layout. Cut an 8-3/4"" x 8-3/4"" piece of tree grain texture paper and mount on top. Step 5: Crop two photos to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mat on two 4"" x 4"" pieces of White Solid Cardstock. Crop one photo to measure 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mat on a 6"" x 4"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the layout, along with a 2"" x 4"" piece of White Solid Cardstock to journal on. Step 6: Add stickers and journal as desired. What activities do you like to do in the great outdoors? What memories would you pitch upon this forest scrapbook layout? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments — we'd love to hear from you! "," It’s good to unplug and enjoy the great outdoors — hiking, fishing, mountain climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, cross-country skiing, stargazing and so much more! And if you want to frame your off-the-grid adventures after breathing in all that fresh air, you can in six simple steps! Yes, really — see for yourself with this forest scrapbook layout and set up your creative camp! To create this layout you will ","Deep in the Woods Collection, Family, Hiking, outdoors, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/DeepintheWoods_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,70084 "Make Your Photo Ops Pop: Camera Border Ideas and Scrapbooking Card","Krislyn Mattei","2021-12-15 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/15/make-your-photo-ops-pop-camera-border-ideas-and-scrapbooking-card%ef%bf%bc/," There is so much to explore in this natural world of ours — when a svelte egret spreads its expanding wings and powerfully takes flight, when a bumblebee gently lands on a pollen-filled and blossomed flower or a setting, glowing sun reflecting its rays atop a vast ocean. Photographs are one of the best ways to relive these sights or your inspiring adventures, and if you want to show off your best photo ops on your next layout, then focus in on these camera border ideas (and a bonus scrapbooking card!) featuring the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge — they’re sure to add the right amount of flash! To create these borders and card, you will need: Deep in the Woods Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/Wh37c76vWmo Leave the Roads Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of pine trees designer paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" piece of birch bark designer paper and adhere 1/4"" from the bottom of the base. Adhere a pine trees laser-cut border on top, extending from the base. Place a pine boughs laser-cut border over the seam. Step 3: Using the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with woodgrain designer paper and another with damp moss designer paper. Cut apart the woodgrain border, removing the second camera from the left. Adhere the rest of it to the border. Trim out two cameras from the damp moss border and adhere in the open spot, popping the front camera up with Foam Squares. Step 4: Add a title sticker with Foam Squares. Leafy Aperture Border Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4"" x 12"" strip of pine needles texture paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of each tree grain texture paper and White Solid Cardstock. Align the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern in the middle of the tree grain texture strip. Using the inside track and the Green Blade, cut a circle out. Remove the circle. Position the pattern at the top of the strip and cut another circle out. Again, cut a circle from the bottom of the piece and another halfway between the bottom and the middle of the piece. Step 3: Lay the tree grain texture strip on top of the cardstock strip. Using a pencil, trace the circle cutouts onto the cardstock strip. Set the tree grain texture strip aside. Cut 24 1/2"" x 1-3/4"" pieces of leaves texture paper. Following the traced circles, layer six pieces around the circle, leaving a hexagon pattern of white showing. (Tip: If you happen to have a hexagon punch, you can use a 1-1/2"" size shape to guide your layering.) Repeat for all four circle shapes. Trim the edges of the strip if necessary. Adhere the tree grain texture piece on top. Step 4: Using the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with damp moss designer paper. Trim out four cameras. Mount to the border using Foam Squares. Step 5: Add a title sticker with Foam Squares. Camera Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 5-1/2"" x 4"" piece of pine needles texture paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 5-1/2"" x 1"" strip of birch bark designer paper and adhere on the card. Step 3: Using the inside track of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with mossy brick texture paper. Using the same track and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with White Solid Cardstock. Layer and mount both on the card. Step 4: Using the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with damp moss designer paper. Adhere to the card, positioning it on the birch bark and layered circles. Trim off the excess. Step 5: Punch two borders with ombré woodgrain designer paper. Adhere to the card as shown, trimming the excess. Step 6: Add a piece of a leaves laser-cut border. Which of these camera border ideas do you like most? Will you be making the DIY scrapbook card, too? Share your thoughts in the comments below! "," There is so much to explore in this natural world of ours — when a svelte egret spreads its expanding wings and powerfully takes flight, when a bumblebee gently lands on a pollen-filled and blossomed flower or a setting, glowing sun reflecting its rays atop a vast ocean. Photographs are one of the best ways to relive these sights or your inspiring adventures, and if you want to show off your best photo ops on your next layo","Border Ideas, Borders, Camping, Card Making, Cards, Deep in the Woods Collection, Hiking, outdoors, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/PhotographyChainBMC_1920x1080.jpg,70092 "Take On the #2021DecemberBONUS Challenge: Last Chance Promo Paper Packs","Creative Memories","2021-12-13 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/13/take-on-the-2021decemberbonus-challenge-last-chance-promo-paper-packs/," We're feeling happy, positive and radiant... why? Because those are the key facets of the limited-time paper packs from the Last Chance Promo! For a limited time, you can earn up to 3 exclusive paper packs — featuring one-of-a-kind designs created by 3 guest artists from Australia, Lithuania and Argentina — FREE with qualifying orders of Last Chance products! And, more new products have recently been added to Last Chance on the website to make it easier than ever to reach the qualifying purchase amount to earn your free paper packs! For more details, visit: US | CA | AU These globally great designs have also stirred up a #2021DecemberBONUS challenge for you to take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group, featuring THREE sketches — one for each exclusive paper packs! Check them out below and get creative! Take a Look at the Last Chance Paper Packs You Can Earn FREE! Happy Garden Paper Pack Positive Vibes Paper Pack Radiant Reds Paper Pack #2021DecemberBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has THREE sketches with example completed layouts using the Last Chance Promo paper packs! How to Participate: Review the three sketches below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout(s) using whatever products you have on-hand; you do not need to use the Last Chance Promo paper packs to be eligible to win. Complete as many challenges as you wish, but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win!Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Monday, Jan. 3, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 4 Jan. at 4:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #2021DecemberBONUS1, #2021DecemberBONUS2 and/or #2021DecemberBONUS3 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 6 lucky winners total — 1 winner per sketch, PLUS 3 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the Last Chance Promo paper packs.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Thursday, Jan. 6, at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishment Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 1 participant for each sketch, PLUS 3 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the Last Chance Promo paper packs. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 6, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #2021DecemberBONUS1 Promo product used: Happy Garden Paper Pack | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #2021DecemberBONUS2 Promo product used: Positive Vibes Paper Pack | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 3 — #2021DecemberBONUS3 Promo product used: Radiant Reds Paper Pack | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Remember, you have until Monday, Jan. 3, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 4 Jan. at 4:59pm AEDT) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2021DecemberBONUS1, #2021DecemberBONUS2 and/or #2021DecemberBONUS3) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2021DecemberBONUS1 Layout by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Happy Garden Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut the light blue crosshatch paper to measure 6"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to sheet of yellow sprouts paper as shown. Step 2: Cut the birds paper to measure 3/4"" x 11-1/2"" with the 12-inch Trimmer and Scallop Blade. Adhere to the right side of the light blue crosshatch strip. Step 3: Crop photos to measure 5"" x 3-7/8"" and adhere to the right side of the layout. Step 4: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock into two 5"" x 3/8"" journal strips. Adhere to the bottoms of the photos as shown. Step 5: From various papers, cut 22 1"" x 1"" squares. Cut four squares in half on the diagonal to use as ""flower petals."" Cut two green scallops paper squares on the diagonal to use as ""leaves.""  Step 6: From green dotted diamonds paper, cut six 3/4"" x 3/4"" squares to use as ""stems."" Step 7: Use Repositionable Tape Runner to adhere the flower petals, stems and leaves pieces. Start at the bottom middle of the light blue crosshatch strip and adhere upwards. It’s helpful to arrange the pieces first and then adhere. Please see layout photo for pattern. Step 8: Add faux stitching and journal with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Step 9: Add title with Black Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Instructions for #2021DecemberBONUS2 Layout by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Positive Vibes Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionWhite Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of navy blue weaved grid paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to teal tiled flowers paper. Step 2: From the collage of positive phrases paper, cut a 12"" x 4"" strip and adhere to the middle of the layout. Step 3: From various papers, cut six strips to measure 9"" x 1"". Adhere strips to layout as shown. Step 4: Crop photos to measure two 4” x 4"" and one 6” x 4"". Adhere to layout as shown. Step 5: Add a title with the White Sans Serif and White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Step 6: Journal on the bottom strip with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Instructions for #2021DecemberBONUS3 Layout by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Radiant Reds Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Sans Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut the peach wavy lines paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to the multi-hued brushstrokes paper. Step 2: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Red Blade, cut five circles from various papers. Step 3: From the red diamonds and burgundy dollops papers, cut photo mats to measure two 2-3/4"" x 4-1/4"", one 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" and one 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"". Crop photos to fit and adhere to the photo mats. Step 4: Arrange matted photos and circles on the layout as shown and adhere. Step 5: Add a title with White Sans Serif and White Script ABC/123 Letter Stickers. Step 6: From White Soli Cardstock, cut journal strips to measure 3-3/4"" x 1/2"" and 2-3/4"" x 1/2"". Adhere to bottom of the page and journal as desired. We can't wait to see what you make! And again, if you want all the details on the Last Chance Promo, visit: US | CA | AU "," We're feeling happy, positive and radiant... why? Because those are the key facets of the limited-time paper packs from the Last Chance Promo! For a limited time, you can earn up to 3 exclusive paper packs — featuring one-of-a-kind designs created by 3 guest artists from Australia, Lithuania and Argentina — FREE with qualifying orders of Last Chance products! And, more new products have recently been added to Last Chance ","#BONUS Challenge, Christmas scrapbook layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/LastChance_PaperPromo_1920x1080-1.jpg,70388 "Sketch Round-Up Nov. 29-Dec. 12","Creative Memories","2021-12-12 23:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/12/sketch-round-up-nov-29-dec-12/," 2021 may be dwindling down, but inspiration is always in supply, whether it’s the blog, insight and input fellow Advisors and customers, video tutorials and YouTube, Virtual Crops and more! We’re hope you’re ready for a boost of beautiful ideas, for the time is NOW for another Sketch Round-Up! Make these today and share with us (and your scrappy friends!) your finished projects! Sketch #1 We're kicking off this Sketch Round-Up with this stunning and elegant layout. Click here to find out how to make this standout sensation! Sketch #2 The Christmas season is upon us, and for many, that means cardmaking opportunities aplenty! Follow along with this blog post see how you can craft this DIY card (and some merry borders!). Sketch #3 Explore your natural surroundings and memories with Sketch #3! Simply click on this link for this tree-mendous project. Sketch #4 Keep your eyes peeled for this forest-inspired layout — it'll be posted to the blog soon! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Well, the December Virtual Crop is about to come to a close (it ends tonight at 11:59pm CT!) but fret not, for 2022 will be full of crops to enjoy and partake in! In fact, the first Virtual Crop of 2022 will be Jan. 14-15 (AU 15-16 Jan.)! So, save the date and make sure to share the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with your friends and family members! "," 2021 may be dwindling down, but inspiration is always in supply, whether it’s the blog, insight and input fellow Advisors and customers, video tutorials and YouTube, Virtual Crops and more! We’re hope you’re ready for a boost of beautiful ideas, for the time is NOW for another Sketch Round-Up! Make these today and share with us (and your scrappy friends!) your finished projects! Sketch #1 We're kicki","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up, Snowbound Collection","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up,Winter",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,70351 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2021-12-11 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/11/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-4/," Saturday, Dec. 11: 1pm CT We're down to the final sketch of the December Virtual Crop — where did the time go?! We love seeing all your fabulous submissions, but remember, you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit as many layouts with the corresponding hashtag to be eligible to win prizes! Sweet, right?! Alas, the time has come for Challenge #6! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 16, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Melissa Ullmann – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: It's Fall, Y'all or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."" - Maya Angelou "," Saturday, Dec. 11: 1pm CT We're down to the final sketch of the December Virtual Crop — where did the time go?! We love seeing all your fabulous submissions, but remember, you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit as many layouts with the corresponding hashtag to be eligible to win prizes! Sweet, right?! Alas, the time has come for Challenge #6! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Vi","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ItsFallYall_Layout1_1080x1080.jpg,70300 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2021-12-11 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/11/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-4/," Saturday, Dec. 11: 11am, 1pm CT Connections, community, creativity, crafting, cool prizes — we love Virtual Crops (and hope you do, too!). Up on the docket now is another two-page layout, so say hello to Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 16, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Gain some tips and inspiration on this sketch with CM Advisor Mandy Melville! https://youtu.be/fCsX23FHOy0 Created by Mandy Melville – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Joy to the World or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brené Brown "," Saturday, Dec. 11: 11am, 1pm CT Connections, community, creativity, crafting, cool prizes — we love Virtual Crops (and hope you do, too!). Up on the docket now is another two-page layout, so say hello to Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be a","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Sketch5_FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,70271 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2021-12-11 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/11/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-4/," Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Good morning, one and all! It's Day Two of the December Virtual Crop, which means three superb sketch challenges are in store for you to put your own personal spin on! Are you ready to get started? Well, here we go with Challenge #4! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 16, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to create a quick and easy border with CM Advisor Kristen Birth! https://youtu.be/udGF8I6Yf4Q PLUS, learn some tips to get you into scrapbooking with CM Advisor Kristen Birth! https://youtu.be/9fQUxsAJVnI Created by Kristen Birth – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Snowbound or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity never goes out of style.” "," Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Good morning, one and all! It's Day Two of the December Virtual Crop, which means three superb sketch challenges are in store for you to put your own personal spin on! Are you ready to get started? Well, here we go with Challenge #4! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Sketch4_FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,70261 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2021-12-10 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/10/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-4/," Friday, Dec. 10: 5pm CT | Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The first day of this croppin' soirée may be coming to a close, but we have another fun-filled day lined up tomorrow starting at 9am CT! But first, let's tackle Challenge #3! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 16, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Krislyn Mattei – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Joy to the World or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. ""The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul."" - Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, Dec. 10: 5pm CT | Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The first day of this croppin' soirée may be coming to a close, but we have another fun-filled day lined up tomorrow starting at 9am CT! But first, let's tackle Challenge #3! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The P","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/JoytotheWorld_Layout1_1080x1080.jpg,70282 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2021-12-10 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/10/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-4/," Friday, Dec. 10: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Wow, wow, wow — you've already made this December Virtual Crop an event to remember... and we've only just begun! Next up is Challenge #2 and it's a two-page delight. Have fun! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 16, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at how to layer decorative elements with CM Advisor Erin Taman Athmer! https://youtu.be/Hjootm-xok0 Created by Erin Taman Athmer – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Deep in the Woods (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free."" - Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, Dec. 10: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Wow, wow, wow — you've already made this December Virtual Crop an event to remember... and we've only just begun! Next up is Challenge #2 and it's a two-page delight. Have fun! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE:&nb","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Sketch2_FinalLayout_retouched.jpg,70239 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2021-12-10 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/10/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-3/," Friday, Dec. 10: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hiya, scrappers! The time has come for the final Virtual Crop of 2021 (but no need to worry, for there will be lots more Virtual Crops in 2022!). But first, let's take on the ""kickoff-sketch"" of the December Virtual Crop — here we go with Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to two (2) participants in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 16, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn a few tips and ideas on how to create this sketch using some of the Secret Box #4 components with CM Advisor Candace Bouldin! https://youtu.be/N8N2LNjDmo0 Created by Candace Bouldin – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Secret Box #4 Created by Candace Bouldin – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Secret Box #4 Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Secret Box #4 products from CM Japan! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, Dec. 10: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Dec. 11: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hiya, scrappers! The time has come for the final Virtual Crop of 2021 (but no need to worry, for there will be lots more Virtual Crops in 2022!). But first, let's take on the ""kickoff-sketch"" of the December Virtual Crop — here we go with Challenge #1! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-s","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474.jpg,70131 "One-of-a-Kind Paper Designs: Scrapbooking Borders and DIY Cards","Creative Memories","2021-12-08 16:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/08/one-of-a-kind-paper-designs-scrapbooking-borders-and-diy-cards/," Take a walk on the worldwide wild side. How so? Well, by earning up to 3 exclusive paper packs — featuring one-of-a-kind (and totally stunning!) designs created by 3 guests artists from Australia, Lithuania and Argentina — FREE with qualifying orders of Last Chance products. Talk about global greatness! For more details, visit: US | CA | AU Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu tapped into these limited-time paper packs (hello, garden-themed goodies, feel-good cool vibes and ravishing-meets-warming abstract patterns!) and created these scrapbooking borders and DIY cards! Borders Borders by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create these borders you will need: Happy Garden Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionPositive Vibes Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionRadiant Reds Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionCoordinating Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 1-3/4"" x 12"" for the base of the border. Cut a piece of designer paper to measure 1-5/8"" x 12"" and add to the base. Step 2: Cut a piece of designer paper into eight pieces that measure 1-1/2"" x 1-1/2"" and eight pieces that measure 1"" x 1"". Fold each piece as shown. Add the smaller piece in the middle of a larger piece as shown. Step 3: Draw a pencil line horizontally on the middle of the border base. Add the square pieces along this pencil line. Step 4: Use the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch two borders from a piece of designer paper and two borders from a piece of cardstock. Adhere the cardstock scallops borders underneath the designer scallops borders. Adhere the border pieces underneath the top and bottom edges of the base as shown. Cards Cards by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create these cards you will need: Happy Garden Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionPositive Vibes Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionRadiant Reds Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Last Chance promotionCoordinating Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Must Have Laser Title Embellishments - Pack 4 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Diamond Arches Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 5-1/2"" x 8-1/2"" and fold it in half to make a card base. Step 2: Cut a piece of designer paper to measure 4-1/8"" x 5-3/8"" and add to the card base. Cut another piece of designer paper to measure 4"" x 5-1/4"" and add to the card. Step 3: Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 3-1/2"" x 4-1/2"". Mark the midway point on the 3-1/2"" side. Cut from the midway point to corners to make a tree base as shown. Step 4: Tear pieces of designer paper into small pieces. Adhere the pieces to the tree base. Trim the excess along the cardstock base. Add the tree piece to the card using Foam Squares for added dimension. Add bling of your choice (stickers, embellishments, etc.) to the top of the tree. Step 5: Punch a border with the Diamond Arches Border Punch. Cut the border to measure 1"" x 4"" and add near the bottom of the card. Cut a piece of designer paper to measure 1/8"" x 4"" and add to the border. Add a Must Have Laser Title Embellishment to the card. What are your thoughts on these dazzling scrapbook border ideas and DIY cards from Sachiyo? And which of these paper packs will you be getting? And again, for more info on this Last Chance Promo, click here: US | CA | AU "," Take a walk on the worldwide wild side. How so? Well, by earning up to 3 exclusive paper packs — featuring one-of-a-kind (and totally stunning!) designs created by 3 guests artists from Australia, Lithuania and Argentina — FREE with qualifying orders of Last Chance products. Talk about global greatness! For more details, visit: US | CA | AU Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu tapped into th","Border Ideas, Border Maker, Border Punches, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Christmas Cards, Laser Cut Embellishments, Promotion, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Christmas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Last-Chance-Paper-Pack-Promo-Border-Card-Creative-Memories10.jpg,70140 "This Forest Scrapbook Layout Will Root Your Tree-mendous Memories","Krislyn Mattei","2021-12-06 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/12/06/this-forest-scrapbook-layout-will-root-your-tree-mendous-memories/," May the forest be with you, for we’re going deep in the woods — literally! Deep in the Woods is the exact name of the newest collection to launch, which was inspired by hikes, bird watching with binoculars, camping in the great outdoors and the serenity of being in natural surroundings. Lead a happy trail to your outdoorsy memories with this forest scrapbook layout today — it’s pretty tree-mendous! To create this layout you will need: Deep in the Woods Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Laser Cut Papers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Laser Cut Mats or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep in the Woods Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Deep in the Woods collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/mS3dgA5B0go Step 1: Use two pieces of birch bark designer paper for the bases of this two-page layout. Step 2: Cut two 12"" x 1"" strips of leaves texture paper and adhere across the tops of both pages. Cut a pine needles and pine cones laser-cut border in half lengthwise and adhere just beneath the previous strips. Cut two 12"" x 5/8"" strips of leaves texture paper and adhere across the bottoms of both pages. Step 3: Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut the laser-cut paper into two pieces as shown. Crop photos to fit the laser-cut paper openings and adhere all to the layout as shown. Step 4: Crop two photos to 5"" x 3-1/2"" and one photo to 3-1/2"" x 5"". Cut three 5-3/8"" x 3-7/8"" mats from dark woodgrain designer paper. Mount the photos on the mats and adhere to the layout as shown. Step 5: Add stickers and journal as desired. Wood you like to make this forest scrapbook layout? And what photos are a natural fit for this project? Share your thoughts in the comments below! "," May the forest be with you, for we’re going deep in the woods — literally! Deep in the Woods is the exact name of the newest collection to launch, which was inspired by hikes, bird watching with binoculars, camping in the great outdoors and the serenity of being in natural surroundings. Lead a happy trail to your outdoorsy memories with this forest scrapbook layout today — it’s pretty tree-mendous! To","Deep in the Woods Collection, Double Page Layouts, Hiking, Laser Cut Embellishments, Laser Cut Paper, Laser Mats, outdoors, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/DeepintheWoods_Collection2_1920x1080.jpg,70082 "Easy Breezy: Coastal Fast2Fab™ Predesigned Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-11-30 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/30/easy-breezy-coastal-fast2fab-predesigned-scrapbook-layout/," We all lead busy lives with our career, side gigs and household tasks, kids and grandkids, extracurricular activities and more. But don’t let your scrapbooking fall to the wayside — it is possible to create a stunning, complete album on your busy schedule! Save time without sacrificing quality with Fast2Fab™ pages! It’s so easy — place your photos on the predesigned pages (some featuring decorative mats, too), add embellishments and stickers for extra personality and pizzazz, write down your captions and voilà, you’re done! Really, you’re done — efficient and beautiful done in a flash. Take a look at this coastal Fast2Fab™ predesigned scrapbook layout that is oh-so easy breezy to put together! To create this Fast2Fab™ layout, you will need: Seaside Fast2Fab™ Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Fast2Fab™ Refill Pages or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Layered Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out all the pages in the Seaside Fast2Fab™Album in the video below! https://youtu.be/PGD1NgKQNes Step 1: Use the Seaside Fast2Fab™ pages shown below (or whatever you choose) as the base for this spread. Step 2: Adhere photos to the spread as desired. Photo sizes pictured in layout above are (3) 6"" x 4"", (2) 4"" x 6"" and (2) 4"" x 4"". Step 3: Add layered embellishments to the layout. Step 4: Journal with a Black Dual-Tip Pen. Take a look at all of the 12x12 Fast2Fab™ Predesigned Albums here or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Have you ever used Fast2Fab™ pages before? What do you like most about the predesigned pages? Will you be making this predesigned scrapbook layout to quickly create lasting memories for years to come? Answer in the comments below! "," We all lead busy lives with our career, side gigs and household tasks, kids and grandkids, extracurricular activities and more. But don’t let your scrapbooking fall to the wayside — it is possible to create a stunning, complete album on your busy schedule! Save time without sacrificing quality with Fast2Fab™ pages! It’s so easy — place your photos on the predesigned pages (some featuring decorative mats, too), add e","Fast2Fab, Predesigned Scrapbook Albums, Project Ideas, Scrapbooking, Seaside Collection","Fast2Fab™,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Themed Albums",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/seaside_f2f_1920x1080.jpg,64541 "Sketch Round-Up Nov. 15-28","Creative Memories","2021-11-28 11:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/28/sketch-round-up-nov-15-28/," The hustle and bustle of the festive season has truly hit! From Friendsgivings to office parties, Hanukkah, as well as the upcoming Boxing Day and Christmas events with family, it’s definitely a busy time of year. But even with all those outings and plans, the joy of sitting down to make a layout with the grandkids or gifting a handmade card to a next-door acquaintance makes the season more special. Tap into your crafty trimmings and trappings by making these project ideas — here we go with another Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Winter never looked so good! Click here to find out how to make this dazzling card. Sketch #2 You know what's snow much fun to make? This scrapbooking border! Follow along with this blog post to find out how to put it together. Sketch #3 This sketch is part of our #2021BlackFridayBONUS Challenge — have you submitted your creations yet? Be sure sure you do, for you have until Dec. 9 (AU: 10 Dec.) for the opportunity to win a prize! Check out this blog post to find out more... and how to make the Christmas cutie of a layout! Sketch #4 Sketch #4 sure is merry and bright, just like its title says! Head over to this blog post to learn how to craft it! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then you should join us for the next Virtual Crop happening Dec. 10-11 (AU 11-12 Dec.)! And, make sure to continue to share the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with friends, family and fellow scrappers — the more, the merrier! "," The hustle and bustle of the festive season has truly hit! From Friendsgivings to office parties, Hanukkah, as well as the upcoming Boxing Day and Christmas events with family, it’s definitely a busy time of year. But even with all those outings and plans, the joy of sitting down to make a layout with the grandkids or gifting a handmade card to a next-door acquaintance makes the season more special. Tap into your crafty tri","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up, Snowbound Collection","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up,Winter",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,70020 "Give Thanks Today and Every Day With This Gratitude Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2021-11-24 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/24/give-thanks-today-and-every-day-with-this-gratitude-scrapbook-layout/," In the wise words of Roman orator, scholar and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” The ancients knew about gratitude. Our parents and parent figures taught us about gratitude — it’s one of the first big life lessons we learn… to be grateful for who and what we have in life. To appreciate the big things, like a job promotion or a roof over our heads, and the small things, like having a good hair day or the sound of the pouring rain. Gratitude means counting your blessings, and better yet, research has shown that an attitude of gratitude can enhance positive moods and emotions, build stronger relationships, decrease stress and improve overall health and wellbeing. While many of us express a lot of gratitude this time of year, especially since November is National Gratitude Month, it’s important to make it a year-round habit. And when you want to give a shout-out to what you're thankful for, then the I Am Grateful Project Recipe™ Kit is your feel-good answer. Check out this gratitude scrapbook layout from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and think of what life wins, people and experiences you would highlight! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: I Am Grateful Project Recipe ™ Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Goldenrod, Navy & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with the Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out what is included in the I Am Grateful Project Recipe ™ Kit in the video below! https://youtu.be/Rsstmf4zv1U Step 1: Cut the grid boxes paper in half and add each piece to White Solid Cardstocks as shown. Trim the top and bottom by 1/8”. Trim the side where you added a piece of the designer paper by 1/4”. Add to Navy Solid Cardstock. Step 2: Trace shapes from the Recipe Template onto White Solid Cardstock, overlapping with the patterned paper as shown. Use the closest matching Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red, Green and Blue Blades to cut various papers into different sized circles. Add circles to the page. Step 3: Cut four mats from Goldenrod Solid Cardstock to measure 4-1/2” x 4-1/2”. Cut four mats from Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 4-1/4” x 4-1/4”. Add a navy mat onto goldenrod mat. Add mats to the page over the grid boxes. Step 4: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What are you most grateful and thankful for this year? What people, items, experiences, etc., would you showcase atop this gratitude scrapbook layout? Share your thoughts and insights down below! (We're sure appreciative of you!) "," In the wise words of Roman orator, scholar and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” The ancients knew about gratitude. Our parents and parent figures taught us about gratitude — it’s one of the first big life lessons we learn… to be grateful for who and what we have in life. To appreciate the big things, like a job promotion or a roo","Custom Cutting System, Double Page Layouts, Grateful, I Am Grateful Project Recipe Kit, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout, Thanksgiving","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/I-Am-Grateful-Project-Recipe-Kit-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,70001 "Weather New Wonders With This Snowflake Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2021-11-22 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/22/weather-new-wonders-with-this-snowflake-scrapbook-layout/," To put it simply, snowflakes are hexagonal crystal structures of ice. But to expand on that… they’re snow much fun to make frosty memories with — sweeping your arms and legs on the ground to make snow angels, rolling into cool orbs to have snowball fights with friends, skiing down a slick slope and much more. And to celebrate this wonder, use the Starflake Recipe Template, like blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu did! (Psst, that recipe template is also great for projects based around graduation, special occasions or awards, anniversaries and more!) But, check out Sachiyo’s snowflake scrapbook layout see how your wintertime experiences and Polar-oids can shine! Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Snowbound Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Shimmer, Dark Sea Green, Light Blue, Navy, Starry Night Shimmer & White Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Starflake Recipe Template or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Chalking Pen — Out of stockAll-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of White Shimmer Solid Cardstock to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Step 2: Use a White Chalking Pen and the Starflake Recipe Template, trace the small star onto Navy Solid Cardstock, the medium star onto Starry Night Shimmer Solid Cardstock and the large star onto Black Shimmer Solid Cardstock. For the large star, rotate the Recipe Template as you go so that you can draw three pointy corners. Cut along the drawn out pen lines. Step 3: Add the three star shapes to the white shimmer base. Trim the excess and add to a piece of Dark Sea Green Solid Cardstock. Step 4: Cut three circles using the inside edge of the large Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade from dainty snowflakes paper. Add to the middle of the stars. Step 5: Using the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with navy and dark teal forest paper and two borders with Light Blue Solid Cardstock. Mount the forest border on top of light blue border, offsetting slightly. Step 6: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you think of this snowflake scrapbook layout? What sorts of projects would you come up with using the Starflake Recipe Template? Share your thoughts, ideas and projects in the comments section — you never know who you may inspire! "," To put it simply, snowflakes are hexagonal crystal structures of ice. But to expand on that… they’re snow much fun to make frosty memories with — sweeping your arms and legs on the ground to make snow angels, rolling into cool orbs to have snowball fights with friends, skiing down a slick slope and much more. And to celebrate this wonder, use the Starflake Recipe Template, like blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu did! (Psst","Page Layout, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Tools, Snow, Snowbound Collection, Technique, White Chalking Pen, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates,Tools & Techniques,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Snowbound-Winter-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,69802 "Bring On the #2021BlackFridayBONUS Challenge & Black Friday Bundles","Creative Memories","2021-11-18 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/18/bring-on-the-2021blackfridaybonus-challenge-black-friday-bundles/," A whisk of Winter Days whimsy + a sweet sprinkling of Candy Cane Lane + an effervescent mixture of Blue & Gold… why, that’s a recipe for an AWESOME batch of Black Friday bundles! For a limited time while supplies last, you can earn up to 3 exclusive bundles FREE with qualifying orders! There is also a Digital Artwork version of this, too! Talk about a Black FriYAY! For more details, visit: US | CA | AU And with these three bundles of holi-dazzling delight, it’s only fitting to give you three sketch challenges — aka, your #2021BlackFridayBONUS challenge! Take on the challenge, which features products from each of the packed parcels in this limited-time promo, in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. Take a Look at the Black Friday Bundles You Can Earn FREE! Winter Days Bundle Candy Cane Lane Bundle Blue & Gold Bundle #2021BlackFridayBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has THREE sketches with example completed layouts using the Black Friday bundles! How to Participate: Review the three sketches below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout(s) using whatever products you have on-hand; you do not need to use the Black Friday bundles to be eligible to win. Complete as many challenges as you wish, but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win!Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Thursday, Dec. 9, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 10 Dec. at 4:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #2021BlackFridayBONUS1, #2021BlackFridayBONUS2 and/or #2021BlackFridayBONUS3 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 6 lucky winners total — 1 winner per sketch, PLUS 3 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the Black Friday bundles.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Dec. 16 at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishment Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 1 participant for each sketch, PLUS 3 bonus winners who complete the challenge using the Black Friday bundles. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 16, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #2021BlackFridayBONUS1 Promo product used: Blue & Gold Bundle | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #2021BlackFridayBONUS2 Promo product used: Candy Cane Lane Bundle | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 3 — #2021BlackFridayBONUS3 Promo product used: Winter Days Bundle | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Remember, you have until Thursday, Dec. 9, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 10 Dec. at 4:59pm AEDT) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #2021BlackFridayBONUS1, #2021BlackFridayBONUS2 and/or #2021BlackFridayBONUS3) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #2021BlackFridayBONUS1 Layout by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Blue & Gold Bundle — Exclusive in the Black Friday promotionBlue & Gold Foiled Accent Paper PackBlue & Gold Foiled EmbellishmentsBlue & Gold Border StickersDiagonal Plaid Border PunchBronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of powder blue ditsy floral paper for the base of this layout. Step 2: From grid dot paper, cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip. Step 3: From foiled confetti dots, champagne gold foiled leaves and navy foiled roses papers (or any 3 patterned papers), cut 12"" x 3"" strips. Or if you want more strips on your layout like shown in the sketch, cut (6) 12"" x 1-1/2"" strips. Step 4: Adhere all strips to powder blue ditsy floral paper as shown. Step 5: Use the Diagonal Plaid Border Punch to punch borders from the champagne and tan stripes paper, navy stripes paper and Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere pieces as shown. Step 6: Add sticker strips to the top and bottom paper strips.  Step 7: Crop photos to measure 4"" x 3"" and adhere as shown. Step 8: Add embellishments with Foam Squares as shown. Step 9: Journal on the circle lined embellishment. Instructions for #2021BlackFridayBONUS2 Layout by Laurel T. – CM Home Office To create this layout you will need: Candy Cane Lane Bundle — Exclusive in the Black Friday PromotionCandy Cane Lane Paper PackCandy Cane Lane EmbellishmentsTwinkling Lights Border Punch12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the various Christmas trees paper for the base of this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of the off-white snow paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to the base. Step 3: To create the tree: Cut a piece of orange holly paper to measure 2"" x 1-1/4"" for the tree trunk. Select five pieces of various green papers and cut triangles with bases that measure: 6-3/4""5-1/2""5""3-3/4""3""Use the Twinkling Lights Border Punch, cut two borders with the ""Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la"" word art and tomato red triangles papers. Add to the top four sections of the tree and trim off any excess.Adhere the triangles stacked on top of each other to the layout as shown. Step 4: Cut three photo mats from the stripes paper that measure (2) 3-3/4"" x 5-3/4"" and (1) 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"". Add photos to these mats that measure (2) 3-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" and (1) 4"" x 4"". Adhere to the layout. Step 5: Add embellishments as desired, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. (Don't forget to add a star embellishment to the top of the tree!) Instructions for #2021BlackFridayBONUS3 Layout by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Winter Days Bundle — Exclusive in the Black Friday PromotionWinter Days Paper PackWinter Days StickersWinter Days Laser Cut BordersIce Skate PunchWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with the Jumbo Circle Pattern or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: With the inside edge of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from the middle of the cabin blanket paper.  Step 2: Cut icy snowflakes paper to measure 10-1/2"" x 9-1/2"" and adhere to the middle of the cabin blanket paper, covering the hole in the middle. Step 3: With the inside edge of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from the middle of blue wash paper. Adhere the blue wash circle to the wood flooring paper circle (the backside cut-out of the cabin blanket paper from Step 1). Step 4: Adhere the circle piece to the middle of the icy snowflakes paper. Step 5: From wood flooring paper cut a 12"" x 1"" strip. Step 6: From the large snowflakes paper, cut two 12"" x 1/2"" strips. Adhere one of the strips behind the top of the wood flooring paper strip, leaving about 1/4"" showing, and adhere this strip to the top of the layout with Foam Squares as shown. Adhere the second strip to the bottom of the layout with Foam Squares as shown. Step 7: Crop photos to measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" and adhere as shown. Step 8: Add laser-cut borders and stickers as shown, adhering some with Foam Squares. Step 9: Use the Ice Skate Punch to punch two ice skates from White Solid Cardstock. Cut 1/8"" strips for laces. Adhere the pieces with Foam Squares as shown. Step 10: Cut three 3"" x 1/2"" strips from White Solid Cardstock and adhere as shown. Journal with a Brown Dual-Tip Pen. We can't wait to see what you make! And again, if you want more info on the Black Friday Promos, visit: US | CA | AU "," A whisk of Winter Days whimsy + a sweet sprinkling of Candy Cane Lane + an effervescent mixture of Blue & Gold… why, that’s a recipe for an AWESOME batch of Black Friday bundles! For a limited time while supplies last, you can earn up to 3 exclusive bundles FREE with qualifying orders! There is also a Digital Artwork version of this, too! Talk about a Black FriYAY! For more details, visit: US | CA | AU And with ","#BONUS Challenge, Black Friday, Christmas, Christmas scrapbook layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Winter, Winter Layout","#BONUS Challenges,Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/BlackFriday_Promo_1200x630.jpg,69372 "Embrace the Spirit of Peace, Love and Goodwill to All With This Christmas Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-11-15 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/15/embrace-the-spirit-of-peace-love-and-goodwill-to-all-with-this-christmas-scrapbook-layout/," For two millennia, many people from across the globe have been observing “the most wonderful time of the year” with traditions, observances and practices that are both religious and secular and filled with themes of love, goodwill, giving and others. In fact, engagements with your community can bring glad tidings of comfort and joy, like attending church and school programs, listening to glorious choral performances, partaking in charitable donations and volunteering, wrapping gifts and baking goodies for others and more. Blog contributor Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe reflected on a communal Christmas celebration that made her think of her own nostalgic experience, and in turn, made this Christmas scrapbook layout! Karyn’s Inspiration My granddaughter’s performance as an angel in her first-grade Christmas program was my inspiration for this layout. It reminded me that I was also an angel in our Christmas midnight mass procession when I was her age many years ago. To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Holly Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Nativity Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) OR Small hole punchMicro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a 1"" hollow frame from the gold ornaments designer paper. Cut navy blue graphic snowflakes designer paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to the frame. Step 2: Use the Nativity Border Punch to punch a border from White Solid Cardstock. With the Micro-Tip Scissors, cut apart a single Nativity scene and a single angel. Repeat with Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. With Foam Squares, adhere the white pieces on top of the bronze shimmer pieces. Step 3: Use the Holly Punch to punch holly pieces from White and Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstocks. Use the large circle cutout from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or small hole punch to punch circles for the middle holly berries. Step 4: From red holly berries designer paper, cut ""ribbons"" that measure 1"" x 2-1/2"", 1"" x 1-3/4"", 6-1/4"" x 1"" and 5-1/2"" x 1"". Step 5: From White Solid Cardstock, cut a ""ribbon"" that measures 6-1/8"" x 7/8"" and adhere to a red ""ribbon."" Step 6: Use the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade to cut a circle from red holly berries designer paper. Adhere sticker to the circle piece. Step 7: Cut two 4-1/8"" x 4-1/8"" photo mats from White Solid Cardstock. Adhere two 4"" x 4"" photos on top. Step 8: Use Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive to adhere the holly pieces in a circular pattern. Layer some pieces as shown. Step 9: Add the Nativity scene and angel pieces, ribbons, stickers and embellishments as shown using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 10: Journal as desired.  What traditions do you have at Christmastime? What memories would you highlight on this Christmas scrapbook layout? Tell us your thoughts and opinions below! "," For two millennia, many people from across the globe have been observing “the most wonderful time of the year” with traditions, observances and practices that are both religious and secular and filled with themes of love, goodwill, giving and others. In fact, engagements with your community can bring glad tidings of comfort and joy, like attending church and school programs, listening to glorious choral performances, part","Christmas, Christmas scrapbook layout, Church, Joy to the World Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Joy-to-the-World-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,69143 "Sketch Round-Up Nov. 1-14","Creative Memories","2021-11-14 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/14/sketch-round-up-nov-1-14/," Every season has a reason… and being crafters, there's always a reason to scrapbook! During summertime, we scrapbook. It’s fun to spring into crafting action in springtime — no rain on our parade. Autumn — the perfect time to fall into new projects. And come the polar vortex months, burrowing in your craft room and letting your creativity heat up (like a steaming cup of coffee, hot toddy or tea!) is consistently heartwarming. Speaking of winter, celebrate this season with these four frosty finds from the blog — it's time for another Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Building snowpeople can be snow much fun... and in building this layout, too! Check out how to put it together by following along in this blog post. Sketch #2 Click here to see how you can wrap up your wintertide wonders upon this fresh and fun layout! Sketch #3 Go bold with the cold with Sketch #3! Simply head over to this blog post and lay the groundwork for greatness! Sketch #4 Brr-illiant borders (and a DIY card) await you — see how you can add the dazzling and dynamic designs by clicking here today! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Well, the November Virtual Crop has been such a blast... and we're already planning the next edition! Plan ahead for the next round happening Dec. 10-11 (AU 11-12 Dec.)! And, make sure to continue to share the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with friends, family, neighbors and more — we'd love to see more people join in on the good times! "," Every season has a reason… and being crafters, there's always a reason to scrapbook! During summertime, we scrapbook. It’s fun to spring into crafting action in springtime — no rain on our parade. Autumn — the perfect time to fall into new projects. And come the polar vortex months, burrowing in your craft room and letting your creativity heat up (like a steaming cup of coffee, hot toddy or tea!) is consistently heart","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up, Snowbound Collection","Border Ideas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up,Winter",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,69721 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2021-11-13 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/13/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-3/," Saturday, Nov. 13: 1pm CT Virtual Connections + Stunning Layouts + Countless Creativity = This November Virtual Crop! Thanks so much for joining in on the fun, but we're not quite done yet — there's still one more sketch challenge to share with you! Hooray! Say hello to Challenge #6. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 18, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Krislyn Mattei – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Party Time! or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Saturday, Nov. 13: 1pm CT Virtual Connections + Stunning Layouts + Countless Creativity = This November Virtual Crop! Thanks so much for joining in on the fun, but we're not quite done yet — there's still one more sketch challenge to share with you! Hooray! Say hello to Challenge #6. For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how pri","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/PartyTime_Layout2_1080x1080.jpg,69665 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2021-11-13 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/13/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-3/," Saturday, Nov. 13: 11am, 1pm CT Who out there would like to win 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack? ✋ Just complete this next sketch challenge by showing off your innovation and imagination, take a pic of it and post it on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page using the hashtag #CMVirtualCrop5Nov2021... and you might just be a lucky prize winner! Here we go with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some tips and tricks on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Julie Thomas! https://youtu.be/AUprFfQz06k Created by Julie Thomas – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Joy to the World or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” – Brené Brown "," Saturday, Nov. 13: 11am, 1pm CT Who out there would like to win 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack? ✋ Just complete this next sketch challenge by showing off your innovation and imagination, take a pic of it and post it on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page using the hashtag #CMVirtualCrop5Nov2021... and you might just be a lucky prize winner! Here we go with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions,","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Sketch5_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,69655 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2021-11-13 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/13/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-3/," Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT It's always a great day when one can scrapbook, and today will be extra awesome for we have three sketch challenges in store for you. You ready to get started on Day Two of the November Virtual Crop? Well, here we go with Challenge #4! Have fun! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Take a look at some tips and ideas on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Sue McLeod! https://youtu.be/8Arrake5wY0 Created by Sue McLeod – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Snowbound or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)EXPECTED LATE NOVEMBER: Snowflakes Frame Punch Here’s a few more ideas on how to use this sketch with the Snowbound Collection! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity never goes out of style."" "," Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT It's always a great day when one can scrapbook, and today will be extra awesome for we have three sketch challenges in store for you. You ready to get started on Day Two of the November Virtual Crop? Well, here we go with Challenge #4! Have fun! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Sketch4_FinalLayout_1080x1080.jpg,69639 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2021-11-12 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/12/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-3/," Friday, Nov. 12: 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We're lined up and ready for Challenge #3, but don’t forget to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow — that's when the second day of the November Virtual Crop will commence! But for now, grab a snack and a beverage and show us what you've got with this sketch challenge! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 18, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Melissa Ullmann – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Sparks of Magic or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, Nov. 12: 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT We're lined up and ready for Challenge #3, but don’t forget to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow — that's when the second day of the November Virtual Crop will commence! But for now, grab a snack and a beverage and show us what you've got with this sketch challenge! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/SparksofMagic_Layout4_1080x1080.jpg,69630 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2021-11-12 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/12/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-3/," Friday, Nov. 12: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Can we just say, you all ROCKED Challenge #1. This month's Virtual Crop is going to be a fun one indeed. Up next on the docket is Challenge #2... and it's only fitting that it's a two-page spread! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn creative techniques to create texture and dimension on your layouts with CM Advisor Shannon Finn! https://youtu.be/NaQRxsCCv50 Created by Shannon Finn – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: It's Fall, Y'all or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, Nov. 12: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Can we just say, you all ROCKED Challenge #1. This month's Virtual Crop is going to be a fun one indeed. Up next on the docket is Challenge #2... and it's only fitting that it's a two-page spread! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Sketch2_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,69610 "Win Your Choice of 1 Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2021-11-12 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/12/win-your-choice-of-1-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1/," Friday, Nov. 12: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The time is now — the occasion? The November Virtual Crop! Yes, we're here to kick it all off right here, right now with Challenge #1 — have a scrappy time! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 18, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn some technique tips on how to create this sketch with CM Advisor Leslie Theys! https://youtu.be/X5LIWrLBbvw Created by Leslie Theys – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Snowbound or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, Nov. 12: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The time is now — the occasion? The November Virtual Crop! Yes, we're here to kick it all off right here, right now with Challenge #1 — have a scrappy time! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Cr","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474.jpg,69545 "Honoring Those Who Have Served: Veterans Day Scrapbook Ideas","Creative Memories","2021-11-11 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/11/honoring-those-who-have-served-veterans-day-scrapbook-ideas/," For many across the world, the 11th day of the 11th month of the year — Veterans Day, Armistice Day or also referred to as Remembrance Day — is a moment in time to express great gratitude and pay respect to all service members of the armed forces — past and present, in war and peacetime. To all those who secure our freedom and way of life, we thank you. Thank the service members in your life by checking out this round-up of Veterans Day scrapbook ideas. Pay Tribute to Military Heroes With This Veterans Day Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Remember Those Who Served with this Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Show Your Gratitude for the Fallen with these Remembrance Day Scrapbook Layouts Get Instructions! Military Scrapbook Layouts Honoring Brave Son Get Instructions! Salute to Service With This Patriotic Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Show Great Gratitude With This Remembrance Day Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! 7 Steps to Create a Military Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! What are your thoughts on these Veterans Day scrapbook ideas? "," For many across the world, the 11th day of the 11th month of the year — Veterans Day, Armistice Day or also referred to as Remembrance Day — is a moment in time to express great gratitude and pay respect to all service members of the armed forces — past and present, in war and peacetime. To all those who secure our freedom and way of life, we thank you. Thank the service members in your life by checking out this","Military, Page Layout, Patriotic, Project Ideas, Remembrance Day, Scrapbook Layout, USA, veterans day","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/veterans-day-layout.jpeg,69692 "Freeze Your Memories Upon This Snowflake Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-11-10 15:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/10/freeze-your-memories-upon-this-snowflake-scrapbook-layout/," “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” — AristotleThere’s something so lovely about the first snowfall of winter. Yes, it does mean the start of longer, colder months, but as those fluffy white flakes slowly drift down to blanket the Earth with crystalline patterns, many cannot help but become entranced at the magical meteorology. And after that fresh snow cloaks the landscape, go for an evening walk — your boots make crunching sounds, the air is crisp and the snow is glistening in the moonlight. See? Magic. Today's blog is all about the beauty of snow (before we have to shovel if off the driveway!), so bundle up and take a look at this snowflake scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Snowbound Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Starflake Recipe Template with Multi-Purpose Clips & Photo Labeling Pencil or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil/Eraser Take a closer look at the Starflake Recipe Template the video below! https://youtu.be/TwxhhpBHR2Q Step 1: Use a pencil to trace papers as shown using the Starflake Recipe Template. Cut the pieces with Micro-Tip Scissors, and adhere to a sheet of the light blue snowflake paper. Step 2: Use the Photo Labeling Pencil to trace photos as shown using the Starflake Recipe Template. Cut the photos with Micro-Tip Scissors and adhere to the layout. Step 3: Journal with a Navy Dual-Tip Pen and add layered embellishments and stickers with Foam Squares as shown. What do you think of the latest Starflake Recipe Template? What sorts of images would you show off? Let us know! "," “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” — AristotleThere’s something so lovely about the first snowfall of winter. Yes, it does mean the start of longer, colder months, but as those fluffy white flakes slowly drift down to blanket the Earth with crystalline patterns, many cannot help but become entranced at the magical meteorology. And after that fresh snow cloaks the landsc","Project Ideas, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout, Snow, Snowbound Collection, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Recipe Templates,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/StarflakeRecipeTemplate_Layout_1920x1080.jpg,69358 "Light Up Your Memories With This Christmas Scrapbook Layout And Candle Craft","Creative Memories","2021-11-09 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/09/light-up-your-memories-with-this-christmas-scrapbook-layout-and-candle-craft/," Candles enhance the atmosphere of a home — from placing nearby a window at Christmastime to Hanukkah and Kwanzaa — and are a glowing glimmer of decoration and celebration. (And they’re honestly just wonderful scents of goodness all year round!) Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was feeling the festive fragrance and made this Christmas scrapbook layout with a candle craft upon it — will you be making it to light up your special moments? Sachiyo’s Inspiration Do you use candles in your everyday life or on a special occasion? I used to collect candles from the places I visited. My most beloved one was from Zimbabwe that has ethnic design and earthy scents. Every time I light a candle, the fragrance and the gentle flame of candle makes me remember the journey. Do you have a special candle that brings back memories of your precious moment? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green, Goldenrod, Navy, Orange Shimmer, Parakeet Shimmer & White Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Holly Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Expected to return in November12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock as the base. Step 2: Cut the gold stripes tonal paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Cut the paper at 3-1/2"" length and add to the base. Flip the larger piece and adhere to the base to show gold tonal polka dots design. Step 3: To create the candles, make the following cuts: Cut the navy graphic snowflakes designer paper to measure 5"" x 4""Cut the red holly berries designer paper to measure 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2""Cut the gingham designer paper to measure 3-1/2"" x 5""Cut a piece of White Shimmer Solid Cardstock to measure 4-3/4"" x 3-3/4"", 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"" and 3-1/4"" x 4-3/4"" Step 4: Using the 2-Way Corner Rounder, round two corners of all the pieces. Add white shimmer mats to the candle pieces. Add to the page as shown. Step 5: Cut a piece of Orange Shimmer Solid Cardstock to 1-1/2"" width and Goldenrod Solid Cardstock to 1"". Fold the piece and cut as shown to make it look like flame. Make three sets. Add on the top of each candle. Step 6: Using the Holy Punch, punch nine Parakeet Shimmer Soli Cardstocks and nine Dark Green Solid Carstock pieces. Adhere the dark green pieces to the page. Add the candles laser-cut border, then adhere the parakeet shimmer pieces with Foam Squares. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What are your thoughts on this Christmas scrapbook layout? Will you be making these scrapbooking candle crafts on your next project? Tell us down below! "," Candles enhance the atmosphere of a home — from placing nearby a window at Christmastime to Hanukkah and Kwanzaa — and are a glowing glimmer of decoration and celebration. (And they’re honestly just wonderful scents of goodness all year round!) Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was feeling the festive fragrance and made this Christmas scrapbook layout with a candle craft upon it — will you be making it to light up your ","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Joy to the World Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Technique","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Peace-Joy-Christmas-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories8.jpg,69145 "Frame Frosty Feelings: Winter Mat Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-11-08 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/08/frame-frosty-feelings-winter-mat-scrapbook-layout/," Mats can act as framing elements to your photos and captions — they add new dimension and layers to your pages and bring attention to your stories and memories... … and can actually be used to create an entire layout! Enjoy your frosty moments now and then with this winter mat scrapbook layout and share in the comments section what you love most about the luster of cold-weather months! To create this layout you will need: Snowbound Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Gray Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock for the base of the layout. Step 2: Use mats, cutting some in half to create layout. Step 3: Cut two strips to measure 1"" x 6-1/2"" from a large mat, adhering next to the vertical mats/photos. Step 4: Adhere layered embellishments as shown. Step 5: Doodle around edges of cardstock with a Black Dual-Tip Pen and journal as desired. Do you use mats often in your scrapbook layouts? What do you admire most about this winter mat project? Relay your thoughts to us! "," Mats can act as framing elements to your photos and captions — they add new dimension and layers to your pages and bring attention to your stories and memories... … and can actually be used to create an entire layout! Enjoy your frosty moments now and then with this winter mat scrapbook layout and share in the comments section what you love most about the luster of cold-weather months! To create this layout you","Mat Pack, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Snow, Snowbound Collection, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Snowbound_MatsEmbellishments_1920x1080.jpg,69347 "Welcome a Blizzard of Beauty With This Winter Scrapbooking Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-11-05 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/05/welcome-a-blizzard-of-beauty-with-this-winter-scrapbooking-layout/," Strap on your heavy-duty boots, put on those fuzzy gloves and take advantage of Old Man Winter! No matter what’s on your wintertime bucket list — from outdoor workouts like snowshoeing, broomball and cross-country skiing, or more chillaxed activities like visiting ice castles or making snow angels — there’s plenty to enjoy about these cold-weather months. (Pssst, it’s also totally okay to set up shop in from of a roaring fireplace and drink hot chocolate — that counts as a winter activity in our book!) No matter the mood, check out this winter scrapbooking layout and let your memories get wrapped up in wonder! To create this layout you will need: Snowbound Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the birch paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut two strips from the green grid paper to measure 12"" x 1"". Adhere to the top and bottom edges of the layout. Step 3: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 12"" x 3"".  Step 4: Cut 24 strips of a various papers to measure 1/2"" x 5"". Adhere to the cardstock at varying heights.  Step 5: After all the strips have been adhered to the cardstock, then use your 12-inch Decorative Trimmer to cut in half. Adhere half to the top and half to the bottom, along the top of the green grid strips on the layout. Step 6: Cut three mats to measure 3-3/4"" x 4-1/4"" from Navy Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the layout. Then, adhere photos: (3) 3-1/2"" x 4"". Step 7: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 8: Journal as desired. What activities (indoors or outdoors) do you like doing during wintertime? What do you like most about this winter scrapbooking layout? Snuggle down and type out your thoughts — we'd love to know what you think! "," Strap on your heavy-duty boots, put on those fuzzy gloves and take advantage of Old Man Winter! No matter what’s on your wintertime bucket list — from outdoor workouts like snowshoeing, broomball and cross-country skiing, or more chillaxed activities like visiting ice castles or making snow angels — there’s plenty to enjoy about these cold-weather months. (Pssst, it’s also totally okay to set up shop in from of a ro","Decorative Trimmer, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Snow, Snowbound Collection, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Snowbound_PapersStickers_1920x1080.jpg,69341 "Have Photos to Print?","Creative Memories","2021-11-04 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/04/have-photos-to-print/," Do you have photos to print? Did you know that you can print your photos through Creative Memories?! And — not only are they high-quality prints, they'll also arrive to your doorstep in the same box with the rest of your scrapbooking supplies! Today we'll look at the awesome features of CM's prints — including a NEW feature that was recently added! It’s time to skip that order for quick prints found at big-box stores and get the professional prints that your memories deserve. Learn About Our Photo Prints We preserve your photos on high-quality matte Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper in our very own professional CM wet lab. You can order right on our website via computer or mobile device! Your Photos Come Labeled  We print your project name plus the photo date on the back of your photo! You'll be able to read this info in legible, black ink. (All details are sourced from the metadata of your photo.) Note: Metadata will be needed for your photos to be labeled. See more information on metadata here. NEW Fit to Frame Feature Fit to Frame is a NEW feature you can use in edit mode for your Photo Prints! When you take a photo with your camera, it has an aspect ratio of 3:2, which creates a 4x6 photo. However, when you take a photo on your phone, you will notice that when you print a 4x6 photo, your image is cropped. Phones take photos with a 4:3 aspect ratio, which means it is not an exact 4x6 photo. Thus, when you print a photo you took on your phone will have some cropping. Fit to Frame will add white bars to show your entire photo, and you can trim the white bars before adding the photo to your album. The Fit to Frame feature can be applied on any individual photos of your choosing! Left: Original image cropped; Right: Fit to Frame image with white bars to show the whole photo Watch the video below (starting at 1:33) to see how Fit to Frame is applied or watch the entire video for a full introduction to Photo Prints! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/21hg3j5roa Note: If you have labeled your photo project with metadata (project name and date), the date will not appear on the photos that have Fit to Frame applied. At this time you cannot apply the Fit to Frame option to all photos at once, it can only be applied to one photo at a time. Simple Upload to Print  We offer the simplest and most straightforward photo ordering so you can get your prints ordered quickly. You can order right on our website via computer or mobile device! View step-by-step ordering instructions for desktop and mobile here. Your Photo Prints Will Ship With Other Products If you order Photo Prints with other products, all items will ship together in the same box! It’s the complete package, including our trusted quality promise! Prints take an extra 3-5 business days of processing time, so you'll want to keep that timing in mind when you select your shipping option at checkout. Pricing for Photo Prints Pricing is based on the quantity of Photo Prints per project. To get the best price, you'll want to add a minimum of 50 Photo Prints to your project.   1-49 prints: US $0.27 | CA $0.35 | AU $0.5050+ prints: US $0.25 | CA $0.32 | AU $0.47 And — multiple projects can be created and ordered at the same time to help with the organization of your photos.   So there you have it! As scrapbookers, we know how important it is to get our memories out from behind the screen and printed to put into beautiful albums for our friends and loved ones to enjoy. And since you'll already be ordering CM's photo-safe products to create your albums, why not include the photos themselves at the same time?! If you'd like to learn more about Photo Prints, you can check out our handy FAQs here. And if you'd like tips and tricks for snapping photos, taking photos on your cell phone and camera, photo organization, video (perfect for this virtual time we’re living in!), as well as a fun Day-in-the-Life project, check out this all-inclusive blog post! So we're curious — have YOU tried printing photos through CM? If not, do you think you'll try it with an upcoming order? "," Do you have photos to print? Did you know that you can print your photos through Creative Memories?! And — not only are they high-quality prints, they'll also arrive to your doorstep in the same box with the rest of your scrapbooking supplies! Today we'll look at the awesome features of CM's prints — including a NEW feature that was recently added! It’s time to skip that order for quick prints found at big-box store","Creative Memories, Photo Printing, Photo Tips, Photography, photos","All About CM,Photography,Photography Tips,Product Tips and Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Creative-Memories-Photo-Prints-3-1.jpg,69147 "Snow Much Fun: Scallop Borders for Winter Scrapbook Projects","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-11-03 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/03/snow-much-fun-scallop-borders-for-winter-scrapbook-projects/," More elegant that a wave and more entrancing than a simple geometric pattern, the repeated series of arcs and curvaceous shapes of scallops make it a subtle yet also bold design impression. And if you want to double down on this dynamic detail, then the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge is your aesthetic answer. Make these brr-illiant winter scrapbook projects, featuring scallop borders, that are snow much fun to make. (The scalloped designs almost mimic snowball shapes or mounds of skiable snow, too!) To create these borders and card, you will need: Snowbound Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/8kn6HidySSc Bring on the Cold Border Step 1: Cut white dainty snowflakes paper to 2"" x 12"". Step 2: Use Original Border Maker System with the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch two borders from Dark Green Solid Cardstock and two borders from green winter berries paper. Step 3: Adhere the green winter berries borders to the top and bottom on the white dainty snowflakes strip so that the paper shows through the openings in the border pieces. Step 4: Adhere the cardstock border pieces underneath the top and bottom edges of the border as shown. Step 5: From the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Use the Blue Blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from the white dainty snowflakes paper. Layer and adhere the pieces to the middle of the border. Step 6: Add embellishments and stickers as shown. Wonder Winter Card Step 1: Cut white dainty snowflakes paper to 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" and adhere to a blank card base. Step 2: Use Original Border Maker System with the Mirrored Scallops Border Maker Cartridge to punch five borders from a variety of papers Adhere the borders to the card on a diagonal. Trim off the overhang with All-Purpose Scissors.  Step 3: From the outside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from white dainty snowflakes paper. Use the Green Blade on the outside edge to cut a circle from the frosted tiles paper. Layer and adhere the pieces. Adhere the circle to the card as shown. Use All-Purpose Scissors to cut off the overhang.  Step 4: Add embellishments as shown. Brrr Border Step 1: Cut the stripes paper to 2-1/2"" x 12"" and birch paper to 1-1/2"" x 12"". Step 2: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge to punch three borders from royal blue dancing snowflakes paper. Adhere borders to both sides of the birch paper strip and one border to the middle of the strip. Adhere the piece to the middle of the striped strip. Step 3: Add a sticker strip to the middle of the border. Step 4: From the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle from the birch paper. Use the Blue Blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from the royal blue dancing snowflakes paper. Layer and adhere the pieces to the border as shown. Step 5: Add embellishment and stickers as shown. Which of these winter scrapbook projects has you most s-mitten? Do you like the design aesthetic of the scallop borders? Share your thoughts in the comments section! "," More elegant that a wave and more entrancing than a simple geometric pattern, the repeated series of arcs and curvaceous shapes of scallops make it a subtle yet also bold design impression. And if you want to double down on this dynamic detail, then the Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge is your aesthetic answer. Make these brr-illiant winter scrapbook projects, featuring scallop borders, that are snow much fun to","Border Ideas, Border Maker, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Snowbound Collection, Winter, Winter Wonderland","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/MirroredScallopsChainBMC_1920x1080.jpg,69361 "Get On Board With The Latest Chalk Pen for Scrapbooking Projects","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-11-02 15:36:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/02/get-on-board-with-the-latest-chalk-pen-for-scrapbooking-projects/," Although many classrooms nowadays have glossy whiteboards or boards with interactive smart technology, there’s something about chalkboards and blackboards that evoke a classic, old-school aesthetic. And nowadays, chalk lettering is becoming quite the trend, from chic cafes to farmers’ market to your friend’s modern farmhouse kitchen to write down grocery lists and other reminders. Well, it’s time to chalk up your writing game — literally — with CM’s White Chalking Pen! If you have ever wanted to write or draw on a dark piece of paper or cardstock, you can! It mimics the appearance of written chalk (without any of the chalk dust haze lingering in the room!) and it’s photo-safe, too! Grab a blank paper slate and start doodling and drawing today with these scrapbooking projects that feature this brand-new chalk pen. To create this layout and card, you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Blank Card Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Chalking Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Holly Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Expected to return in NovemberAll-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)PencilRuler Check out the White Chalking Pen in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/AulcvDhaGF8 Merry and Bright Layout Step 1: Cut a piece of Black Solid Cardstock to measure 10"" x 10"". Step 2: Cut the gingham designer paper into four strips that measure 3/4"" x 11-1/4"". Adhere the four pieces on the outside edge of the cardstock piece as shown to make a frame. Step 3: Use a pencil and ruler to find the top-middle of the cardstock and draw lines to write on. Use the White Chalking Pen to add a title and decorative elements. Lightly erase pencil lines. See ""Helpful Hints"" below. Helpful Hints: To align your title, start in the middle of your top line on the cardstock and add the middle letter of your title first.  Then add adjacent letters working forward and backward. Use both the fine and round tips of the White Chalking Pencil to add width and details to your title letters. Search the internet for examples of “Christmas Chalk Art” to copy. Practice first.  Step 4: From the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade, cut four circles from red holly berries designer paper. Use Foam Squares to adhere the circles to the four corners of the gingham pieces. Step 5: Adhere the piece onto a sheet of holly berries and leaves designer paper. Step 6: Crop two photos to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and cut two mats from red holly berries paper to measure 4"" x 4"". Adhere photos to the mats. Then adhere to the matted photos to the layout as shown. Step 7: From the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and Blue Blade, cut a photo. Use the Green Blade to cut a mat from red holly berries paper. Adhere the photo to the mat. Then adhere the matted photo to the layout with Foam Squares. Step 8: Use White Chalking Pen to add a date or to journal with if desired. Step 9:Add a poinsettia embellishment with Foam Squares. Add gemstones. Step 10: From White Solid Cardstock, use the Holly Punch to punch two holly cutouts. Cut the pieces apart with All-Purpose Scissors and add to the layout as shown. Joyful Card Step 1: Cut the Christmas florals designer paper to measure 5-1/2"" x 4-1/4"" and adhere to the card base. Step 2: Cut a piece of Black Solid Cardstock to measure 5"" x 3-3/4"" and adhere to the middle of the card. Step 3: Add a title and drawings/details with the White Chalking Pen. Step 4: Add a poinsettia embellishment with Foam Squares for added dimension. What are your thoughts on the latest chalk pen? Are you on board with the chalk-like appearance it leaves behind? Tell us your thoughts and opinions down below — let's chalk about it! "," Although many classrooms nowadays have glossy whiteboards or boards with interactive smart technology, there’s something about chalkboards and blackboards that evoke a classic, old-school aesthetic. And nowadays, chalk lettering is becoming quite the trend, from chic cafes to farmers’ market to your friend’s modern farmhouse kitchen to write down grocery lists and other reminders. Well, it’s time to chalk up your writ","Card Making, Cards, Christmas, Christmas Cards, Christmas Projects, Joy to the World Collection, Project Ideas, Technique, White Chalking Pen","Card Ideas,Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/WhiteChalkingPen_1920x1080.jpg,69374 "Create Flurries of Fun With This Winter Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-11-01 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/11/01/create-flurries-of-fun-with-this-winter-scrapbook-layout/," The temps may be dropping at Home Office, but the latest cold-weather collection is sure to warm your hearts! Say hello to the Snowbound collection! Inspired by the throwing snowballs, snow days, rainy days cuddled under a warm blanket and all sorts of frosty fun, these winter- and overcast-themed supplies will help you put together a blizzard of beautiful projects. And when the air gets chilly and the powdery white precipitation turns your world into a winter wonderland, making snowmen and snowwomen is an absolute must! Check out this winter scrapbook layout that would make Frosty blush with joy at your creating abilities! To create this layout you will need: Snowbound Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Layered Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Snowbound Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black, Orange Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle & Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Snowbound collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/mSQvghNkNmc Step 1: Use the royal blue dancing snowflakes paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut the piece of birch paper to measure 12"" x 9"". Adhere to the middle of the layout. Step 3: Use a 3"" piece of the birch paper that you cut off from the previous step, tear it in half length-wise. Adhere to the lower edge of the birch paper, creating “snowdrifts.” Step 4: Layer a large and small variety mat on the right side of the layout. Step 5: Cut three mats from the green grid paper to measure: (1) 4-1/4"" x 4-1/4""(1) 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4""(1) 3-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" Photo sizes will be: (1) 4"" x 4""(1) 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2""(1) 3"" x 3-1/2"" Step 6: Adhere the matted photos to the layout as shown. Step 7: Create the Snowperson: Using the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Blue Blade, cut from White Solid Cardstock for the head.Using the outside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with the Red Blade, cut from White Solid Cardstock for the body.Hat: Black Solid Cardstock to measure 2"" x 1/4"" and 1-1/2"" x 3/4"". Arms: Black Solid Cardstock to measure 1-1/2"" x 1/4"". Punch Black Solid Cardstock using the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set — hearts for the hands/gloves and small circles for the eyes. Using the large circles from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch with green grid paper for the buttonsUsing the Border Maker System with Mirrored Scallops Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from chunky knit paper. Cut into smaller lengths to create the “scarf”.Use a scissors to hand cut a carrot nose from Orange Shimmer Solid Cardstock.Use Navy Dual-Tip Pen to doodle along the outer edge of the snowperson.Tuck the snowperson into the “snowdrifts.” Step 8: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.  Step 9: Journal as desired. What are your first impressions of the Snowbound collection? Do you like snow and colder weather? Relay your input on this winter scrapbook layout in the comments down below! "," The temps may be dropping at Home Office, but the latest cold-weather collection is sure to warm your hearts! Say hello to the Snowbound collection! Inspired by the throwing snowballs, snow days, rainy days cuddled under a warm blanket and all sorts of frosty fun, these winter- and overcast-themed supplies will help you put together a blizzard of beautiful projects. And when the air gets chilly and the powdery white precipita","Custom Cutting System, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Snow, Snowbound Collection, Winter, Winter Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Snowbound_Collection_1920x1080.jpg,69312 "Sketch Round-Up Oct. 18-31","Creative Memories","2021-10-31 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/31/sketch-round-up-oct-18-31/," Time flies by when you're having fun... and the month of October sure whizzed by at lightning speed with all the FUN that was had — cool collections, packed promos, community connections, Croptoberfest events, virtual get-togethers and more! Well, if you have a spare moment to relax and let your creativity unwind and ascend to awesome, artsy adventures, then take a look at these four ideas down below — welcome to another edition of the Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Santa Paws is coming to town on this stunner! Make this tail-wagging layout today by following this blog post. Sketch #2 This sketch was part of our #OctoberBONUS Challenge — did you partake in it and submit your creations yet? Well, make sure you do, for you have until Nov. 7 (AU 8 Nov.) for the opportunity to win a prize! Click here to get all the details and how to make this bedazzling beauty! Sketch #3 No need to ask Santa for a shaker card this year — you can make one yourself! It's true! Head over to this easy-to-follow post to see how to put it together in a snap. Sketch #4 Check out this blog post to make this Nativity border (and a few other wondrous creations!) for the upcoming season ahead! It's never too early to prep! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Then clear your schedule for Nov. 12-13 (AU 13-14 Nov.), for that's when the next Virtual Crop will commence! We'll feature six sketch challenges for you to show off your creativity... and have the opportunity to win some pretty neat prizes. Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group if you haven’t already — and share with a few friends and family members while you're at it! "," Time flies by when you're having fun... and the month of October sure whizzed by at lightning speed with all the FUN that was had — cool collections, packed promos, community connections, Croptoberfest events, virtual get-togethers and more! Well, if you have a spare moment to relax and let your creativity unwind and ascend to awesome, artsy adventures, then take a look at these four ideas down below — welcome to ano","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,69238 "Witch-ing You a Ghoulishly Good Time With These Halloween Scrapbook Ideas","Creative Memories","2021-10-29 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/29/witch-ing-you-a-ghoulishly-good-time-with-these-halloween-scrapbook-ideas/," The spine-tingling time is nearly here — upon the moonlit horizon is Halloween! And since All Hallows' Eve falls on a Sunday this year, we want to celebrate all weekend long (or shall we say, Halloweekend!) with some eerie-sistible scrapbooking treats. In fact, with the bounty of activities going on this time of year, from carving spooky pumpkins to binge-watching horror flicks and dressing up to the nines in fun or frightful costumes, you’re going to need all weekend to preserve these magical moments! So unwrap some mini candies and chocolates and enjoy these wicked-awesome Halloween scrapbook ideas. Happy haunting! Cast a Witch-CRAFTY Spell With This Halloween Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Say BOO-la-la to These Ghost Crafts: Halloween Scrapbook Borders & Card Get Instructions! This Haunted House Craft Is Creepin’ It Real Get Instructions! Five Fast & Fun Halloween Projects Get Instructions! Make A Boo-tiful Halloween 2-Page Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Have a Pocket-Sized Celebration With This DIY Halloween Mini Album Get Instructions! Let Your Creativity Creep In With This Halloween Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Haunt Your Pages with these Halloween Scrapbook Borders Get Instructions! Make This Fa-BOO-lous Halloween Scrapbook Layout Get Instructions! Create a Halloween Scrapbook Layout So Good, It’s Scary Get Instructions! DIY Halloween Treat Bags Get Instructions! Get Spooky With These Digital Scrapbook Layouts Get Instructions! Here's something delightfully spooktacular — for a limited time, you can purchase three throwback Halloween digital artwork kits brought back to life for a few days only!  The Digital Wicked Cute, Pumpkin Spice and Toil & Trouble Kits will be perfect for showcasing your bootiful photos, but act fast — they'll be disappearing on Halloween night at midnight CT. CA | AU Scariest Things for Scrapbookers Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Read Part 3 And if you're craving even more ideas, then trick or treat yo'self with the Halloween category on our blog! How are you spending the weekend and Halloween this year? Which of these Halloween scrapbook idea has you howling? Let us know in the comments below! Happy Halloween, ghouls and goblins! "," The spine-tingling time is nearly here — upon the moonlit horizon is Halloween! And since All Hallows' Eve falls on a Sunday this year, we want to celebrate all weekend long (or shall we say, Halloweekend!) with some eerie-sistible scrapbooking treats. In fact, with the bounty of activities going on this time of year, from carving spooky pumpkins to binge-watching horror flicks and dressing up to the nines in fun or frightf","Border Ideas, Card Making, Cards, Carving Memories Theme Pack, DIY, Full Moon Fun Collection, Halloween, Paper Crafts, Project Ideas, Pumpkin Spice Collection, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking, Toil & Trouble Collection, Wicked Cute Collection","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Halloween,Page Layout Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Halloween_2021_1080x1080.jpg,69214 "All Is Calm And All Is Bright With These Nativity Crafts: Christmas Scrapbook Borders And Card","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-27 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/27/all-is-calm-and-all-is-bright-with-these-nativity-crafts-christmas-scrapbook-borders-and-card/," From family to family, there can be so many Christmas traditions. Decorating the tree. Baking cookies with grandma. Driving around to see the twinkling lights. Listening to classic yuletide songs. Wrapping and opening gifts. Sending out cards. Attending a Christmas mass. Whatever it is that you and your family does, there’s so much to enjoy about this most joyous time of year. And if you have some very special Christmas memories to highlight this year, check out these Nativity crafts — two Christmas scrapbook borders and a DIY card — and make a stable foundation for your season! To create these borders and card, you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Nativity Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — EXPECTED TO RETURN NOVEMBERCustom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Looking to restock your ingredients? It's your last chance to earn exclusive Bedazzled paper packs — 4 unique packs available — FREE with qualifying orders! View details: US | CA | AU Check out the Nativity Border Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/kmeBOqS6mCY Joy to the World Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3"" strip of gold stripes tonal paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of teal dots designer paper and mount near the top of the base. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of Christmas florals designer paper and mount near the bottom of the base. Step 3: Using the Nativity Border Punch, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock. Trim and mount on the teal dots strip as shown Adhere a navy wavy border sticker over the seam. Step 4: Using the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with navy graphic snowflakes designer paper. Adhere behind one of the Nativity scenes as shown. Step 5: Add stickers, popping the title up with Foam Squares. Christmas Worship Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip of red stripes tonal paper for the base. Cut an 11-3/8"" x 2-5/8"" strip of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock and mount on the base. Step 2: Punch a border using the Nativity Border Punch with navy graphic snowflakes designer paper. Trim to 2-1/4"" and trim off 3/4"" from the right side of the border. Step 3: Cut an 11-1/4"" x 2-1/2"" strip of gold ornaments designer paper. Lay the Nativity border on red holly berries designer paper and trace the space between stables, about 7/8"" on top and 1-5/8"". Cut out and use as a pattern to cut two more red shapes and three teal dots shapes. Adhere to the border along with the Nativity border. Trim edges off. Adhere onto the base. Step 4: Add a music notes border sticker, trimming to fit. Add a star and church embellishments with Foam Squares. Noël Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of red holly berries designer paper and adhere on the front of the card. Cut a 3-3/4"" x 3-1/2"" piece of holly berries and leaves designer paper and adhere on the card. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1"" piece of White Solid Cardstock using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer. Cut into 3-3/4"" sections and layer on the card for the ""snow."" Step 4: Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with teal dots designer paper. Using the Green Blade, cut a circle with red holly berries designer paper. Using the Blue Blade, cut a circle with Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Layer and adhere to the card, tucking them into the white layers. Step 5: Punch a single Nativity scene using the Nativity Border Punch with White Solid Cardstock. Trim out and adhere inside the bronze shimmer circle. Step 6: Add gems and the ""Noël"" sticker with Foam Squares. Are you feeling tidings of comfort and joy with these Nativity crafts? Will you be making these Christmas scrapbook borders and card for the upcoming season? Share, share, share down below! "," From family to family, there can be so many Christmas traditions. Decorating the tree. Baking cookies with grandma. Driving around to see the twinkling lights. Listening to classic yuletide songs. Wrapping and opening gifts. Sending out cards. Attending a Christmas mass. Whatever it is that you and your family does, there’s so much to enjoy about this most joyous time of year. And if you have some very special Christmas mem","Border Ideas, Border Punches, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Christian, Christmas, Christmas Cards, Christmas Projects, Joy to the World Collection, Religious, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Scrapbooking Tools, Technique","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Christmas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/NativityBorderPunch_1920x1080.jpg,68474 "Fir Real, This Christmas Scrapbook Layout Is Tree-mendous","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-25 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/25/fir-real-this-christmas-scrapbook-layout-is-tree-mendous/," Before you adorn it with ornaments and strands of lights, rock around it or open presents under it, you’ve got to find it! Your Christmas tree, that is! Fresh or artificial, trees are an iconic symbol and decoration at Christmastime. But if you do go the fresh route, before you take your perfectly pruned timber with its unmistakable spicy scent home, stick around to take part in the many complementary activities that tree farms have to offer — visiting Santa, sipping hot cocoa or cider, seeing live reindeer and so much more. The tree-choosing process is just the tip of the iceberg (or fir!) for family fun, so tromp out to merriment and memories with this Christmas scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Solid Cardstock - Any shade or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)2-Way Corner Rounder or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of gingham designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut fifteen 3/4"" x 12"" strips of various designer and tonal papers. Adhere them side by side on a piece of cardstock (any hue). Trim to about 11-1/8"" x 11-1/8"" (Save the leftover strip of 15 papers for Step 3.) Round the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder and adhere to the base at an angle. Step 3: Place a trees laser-cut border on the leftover strips from Step 2, making sure to rotate the strip so the colors will be in a different order than the larger piece (see photo). Using Micro-Tip Scissors, fussy-cut around the trees so just the shades of various papers show. Cut a 1"" x 11-1/8"" strip of plaid designer paper. Mount the trees piece on top and adhere to the layout as shown. Step 4: Cut a 6-1/4"" x 4-1/4"" piece of navy blue graphic snowflakes paper for a 6"" x 4"" photo. Cut two 4-1/4"" x 5-1/4"" pieces of gold ornaments paper for two 4"" x 5"" photos. Mount all on the layout. Step 5: Using the outside track of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from plaid designer paper. Mount on the layout as shown. Step 6: Add stickers and embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. Do you take annual visits to the tree farm and cut down your own Christmas tree? What do you like most about this Christmas scrapbook layout? Tell us your thoughts in the comments down below — we'd love to hear from you! "," Before you adorn it with ornaments and strands of lights, rock around it or open presents under it, you’ve got to find it! Your Christmas tree, that is! Fresh or artificial, trees are an iconic symbol and decoration at Christmastime. But if you do go the fresh route, before you take your perfectly pruned timber with its unmistakable spicy scent home, stick around to take part in the many complementary activities that tree f","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Holiday Projects, Joy to the World Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Winter, Winter Layout","Christmas,New Products,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/JoytotheWorld_Papers_1920x1080.jpg,68405 "Gather ’Round the Merriment: Christmas Scrapbook Layout With a Wreath Making Technique","Creative Memories","2021-10-22 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/22/gather-round-the-merriment-christmas-scrapbook-layout-with-a-wreath-making-technique/," Who out there is pining to trim a tree, don your door with a welcoming wreath, illuminate the neighborhood with twinkling lights, artfully construct a sweet gingerbread house or hang stockings by the chimney with care? Well, decking your halls and putting up Christmas decorations earlier actually makes you happier according to health experts.Well, today we’re taking that very merry scientific study and putting it to the test with this Christmas scrapbook layout with a wreath making technique from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu! (It's sure to bring happiness and cheer!) Sachiyo’s Inspiration ‘Tis the season! Our home decoration starts from hanging a wreath on our front door. I usually make my own wreath for Christmas. Last year we had a little gnome sitting on our wreath. This year, our wreath will look like the design I share today in this blog with Rudolph and snowpeople. Do you deck your home with wreath? What does your wreath look like this year? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black, Cranberry, Hot Fudge, Orange Shimmer, White Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Candy Cane Chain Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Jumbo Circle & Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil Looking to restock your ingredients? Now's the perfect chance because for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Bedazzled paper packs — 4 unique packs available — FREE with qualifying orders! View details: US | CA | AU Step 1: Use a piece of the red stripe tonal paper as the base. Step 2: Trim the green evergreen branches designer paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"" and add to the base. Draw a circle with a pencil on the paper using the inside edge of the Jumbo Circle Pattern. Step 3: Using the Candy Cane Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from Black Solid Cardstock. Cut out individual candy canes. Step 4: Cut four circles using the inside edge of smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade from Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Step 5: Cut four circles using the inside edge of smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade and four circles with Green Blade from White Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Step 6: Using the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch pieces from Cranberry, Black and White Solid Cardstocks. We will need heart shapes (all three hues), larger circles (white and cranberry) and smaller circles (black and cranberry). Step 7: Cut four small triangles from Orange Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Step 8: Assemble the Rudolphs and snowpeople as shown. Add a piece of Foam Square for Rudolph's red nose for added dimension. Draw eyes and a mouth for the snowpeople using the Black Dual-Tip Pen. Step 9: Add the Rudolphs, snowpeople and heart shapes along the circular pencil mark. Once you add all the pieces, erase the pencil mark. Step 10: Adhere stickers, embellishments and a mat, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you fa-la-la-la like about this Christmas scrapbook layout? Will you be trying out Sachiyo's wreath technique? Tell us your merry-and-bright insights in the comments section! "," Who out there is pining to trim a tree, don your door with a welcoming wreath, illuminate the neighborhood with twinkling lights, artfully construct a sweet gingerbread house or hang stockings by the chimney with care? Well, decking your halls and putting up Christmas decorations earlier actually makes you happier according to health experts.Well, today we’re taking that very merry scientific study and putting it to the tes","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Joy to the World Collection, Page Layout, Paper Crafts, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Tools, Technique","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Paper Crafts,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Rudolf-Snowman-Wreath-Christmas-Scrapbook-Layout.jpg,69055 "Fun Fall Frenzy: Double Page Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-10-21 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/21/fun-fall-frenzy-double-page-scrapbook-layout/," As you or your family members flip through your albums, it’s so fun to see the memories that have transpired. Page by page, each single-page layout can bring about its own design elements, papers and patterns, visual storytelling and more. But, double-page layouts can bring double the fun by making a full-on cohesive look — side by side, the two pages flow into one another to form a larger unit for more photos, journal boxes and eye-catching appeal! Interested in trying it out? Then take a look at this double page scrapbook spread with its fantastic fall theme! To create this layout you will need: It’s Fall, Y’all Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Oval Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep Purple Dot Tip Pen — Out of stock Looking to restock your ingredients? Now's the perfect chance because for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Bedazzled paper packs — 4 unique packs available — FREE with qualifying orders! View details: US | CA | AU Step 1: Use two pieces of burgundy falling leaves designer paper as the base for the spread. Step 2: Angle and adhere the piece of burnt orange cable knit sweater designer paper across the base of the spread. Use scissors or the 12-inch Trimmer to cut excess hanging off the edges. Adhere what you cut off to the other side of the spread. Step 3: Adhere the purple dot grid tonal paper across the spread. Adhere to one side, cut off excess and then adhere that excess to the other side. Step 4: Adhere the olive green ledger tonal paper across both sides of the spread. Cut off any excess with a scissors or the 12-inch Trimmer and then adhere the excess piece to the other side. Step 5: Adhere all photos to the large variety mats. Adhere to the spread at an angle. Step 6: To create the pumpkins:  Cut three ovals from the inside edge of the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with the Red Blade.  Cut three ovals from the inside edge of the second-smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern with the Red Blade.Adhere two of the ovals side by side overlapping each other. Adhere the third oval in the middle of the previous two with Foam Squares. Repeat with the remaining ovals to create a second pumpkin. Step 7: Cut four strips of various papers to measure 2-3/4"" x 1/2"" Adhere to the top boxes of the olive green ledger tonal paper. Step 8: Cut four pieces of paper to measure 1-1/2"" x 1-1/2"". Using the 12-inch Trimmer, cut from corner to corner to create triangles. Adhere the triangles to random corners on the photos. Step 9: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the spread, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 10: Journal as desired. Do you make double page scrapbook spreads often? What are your thoughts on this fall scrapbook idea? Share your ideas in the comments down below! "," As you or your family members flip through your albums, it’s so fun to see the memories that have transpired. Page by page, each single-page layout can bring about its own design elements, papers and patterns, visual storytelling and more. But, double-page layouts can bring double the fun by making a full-on cohesive look — side by side, the two pages flow into one another to form a larger unit for more photos, journal bo","Autumn, Double Page Layouts, Fall, It's Fall Yall Collection, Project Ideas, Pumpkin Patch, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Fall-Scrapbook-Layout-Creative-Memories.jpg,66979 "Here Comes Santa Paws: Christmas Scrapbook Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-20 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/20/here-comes-santa-paws-christmas-scrapbook-layout/," To kids from one to 92, lots of people across the world celebrate Christmas. You know who else can join in the festivities and merriment? Your pets! (Ugly sweaters aren’t just for humans!) Dress up your furry friend in red-and-green attire, snap some photos and paws for a moment to make this Christmas scrapbook layout after! To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Looking to restock your ingredients? Now's the perfect chance because for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Bedazzled paper packs — 4 unique packs available — FREE with qualifying orders! View details: US | CA | AU Step 1: Use a piece of gold dots tonal paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of navy graphic snowflakes designer paper. Cut a 12"" x 1: strip of teal dots designer paper. Adhere the Santa and reindeer border sticker along the top edge, using Micro-Tip Scissors to curve the teal dots strip to match the wave of the border sticker. Adhere to the navy strip and mount on the top of the layout. Cut two 6"" x 5/8"" strips from the gingham variety mat and adhere side by side beneath the border. Top with a navy wavy border sticker. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 1/2"" strip of teal dots designer paper and adhere along the bottom edge of the layout. Cut a gingham variety mat in half and adhere to the layout as shown. Adhere a navy wavy border sticker along the seam. Step 4: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" piece of navy graphic snowflakes designer paper and place it on one of the gingham boxes. Add and decorate a Christmas tree with stickers. Journal on the other gingham box. Mount a red striped variety mat in between the gingham boxes. Top with a 5-3/8"" x 3-3/8"" photo. Step 5: Crop three photos to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Add to the layout. Step 6: Add additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Are you howling for joy at this Christmas scrapbook layout? Type up your thoughts down below! "," To kids from one to 92, lots of people across the world celebrate Christmas. You know who else can join in the festivities and merriment? Your pets! (Ugly sweaters aren’t just for humans!) Dress up your furry friend in red-and-green attire, snap some photos and paws for a moment to make this Christmas scrapbook layout after! To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada&","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Dog, Holiday Projects, Joy to the World Collection, Mat Pack, Page Layout, Pets, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Pet,Project Ideas,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/JoytotheWorld_StickersMats_1920x1080.jpg,68466 "This Haunted House Craft Is Creepin' It Real","Creative Memories","2021-10-19 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/19/this-haunted-house-craft-is-creepin-it-real/," From eerie haunted houses with spider webbing in every corner to creepy mazes with thrilling twists and turns, there’s an endless amount of hair-raising fun taking place as Halloween turns the corner. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is ready for a good scare — a scary-good Halloween scrapbook layout, that is! Take a look at this haunted house craft she put together to celebrate the spooky season — it may just give you goosebumps! Sachiyo’s Inspiration Do you remember your first haunted house visit? I still remember my very first haunted house when I was a child. Well, to tell you the truth, I only remember the fact that I’ve visited a haunted mansion but don’t remember what the inside looked like. I closed my eyes as soon as we entered the haunted mansion and didn’t see anything until we got out of the building. Later, I learned that it was a kid-friendly attraction and it was all about fun. I’d love to go back as an adult without closing my eyes! Do you love haunted houses and other spooky things? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Halloween scrapbook paperHalloween stickersBlack Shimmer, Bronze Shimmer, Goldenrod & White Shimmer Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with the Ghost Chain & Lamplight Chain Border Maker Cartridges or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with the Jumbo Circle Pattern or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Decorative Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Looking to restock your ingredients? Now's the perfect chance because for a limited time, you can earn exclusive Bedazzled paper packs — 4 unique packs available — FREE with qualifying orders! View details: US | CA | AU Step 1: Use a piece of Black Shimmer Solid Cardstock as the base of this layout. Step 2: Using the outside edge of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from Goldenrod Solid Cardstock. Add it to the base and trim the excess. Step 3: Using the Ghost Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from White Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Using the Lamplight Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from Black Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Add the punched out small pieces behind the ghosts as shown. Step 4: Place the scattered stars paper at 1-1/2"" of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer and cut. Add to the bottom of the page. Step 5: Cut a slit between ghosts and bend it to form a wavy shape. Adhere the ghost border from the left side along the curvy piece. Cut the last three ghosts and add them to the right edge of the page as shown. Step 6: Cut the cauldron black night sky paper to measure 5"" x 12"" and 3"" x 12"". Cut the pieces as shown above. Step 7: Cut a piece of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock to measure 4-3/4"" x 11-1/4"" and cut the piece as shown above. Step 8: Cut two 2-3/4"" x 2-3/4"" pieces from Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Add the bronze mats to the cauldron black night sky mats. Add the lamplight border to some of the mats. Step 9: Add photo mats, roofs and some ghosts to the page. Step 10: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What do you think of this simply de-fright-ful haunted house craft? Will you be making this Halloween scrapbook layout for your spooky memories this season? Tell us your thoughts and insights in the comments down below! "," From eerie haunted houses with spider webbing in every corner to creepy mazes with thrilling twists and turns, there’s an endless amount of hair-raising fun taking place as Halloween turns the corner. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is ready for a good scare — a scary-good Halloween scrapbook layout, that is! Take a look at this haunted house craft she put together to celebrate the spooky season — it may just give you g","Full Moon Fun Collection, Halloween, Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Halloween,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/haunted-house-scrapbook-layout-creative-memoies.jpg,68987 "Take On the #OctoberBONUS Sketch Challenge: Bedazzled Paper Packs","Creative Memories","2021-10-18 13:20:11",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/18/take-on-the-octoberbonus-sketch-challenge-bedazzled-paper-packs/," Hearts and stars and geometric patterns, oh my! These are the key design features in the Bedazzled paper packs, and for a limited time while supplies last, you can earn these exclusive paper packs — 4 unique packs available — FREE with qualifying orders! Psst, there’s also a Digital Artwork version of this promo, too! For promo details, visit: US | CA | AU Not only do we have this exclusive bedazzled bonanza to share with you today, but we also have an #OctoberBONUS challenge that you can take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group featuring FOUR sketches and how you can use these paper packs from this limited-time promo… check it out! Take a Look at the Bedazzled Paper Packs You Can Earn FREE! Bedazzled Geometrics Accent Paper Pack (12/pk) Bedazzled Stars Accent Paper Pack (12/pk) Bedazzled Hearts Accent Paper Pack (12/pk) Bedazzled Laser Cut Paper Pack (3/pk) #OctoberBONUS Challenge This pop-up challenge has FOUR sketches with example completed layouts using the Bedazzled Paper Packs! How to Participate: Review the four sketches below in this post and/or in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. (You can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below if you’d prefer to do it that way instead of following the sketch!)Create the layout(s) using whatever products you have on-hand; you do not need to use the Bedazzled paper packs to be eligible to win. Complete as many challenges as you wish, but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win!Snap a picture of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, Nov. 7, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 8 Nov. at 4:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #OctoberBONUS1, #OctoberBONUS2, #OctoberBONUS3 and/or #OctoberBONUS4 for the chance to win a prize. We’ll have 8 lucky winners total — 1 winner per sketch, PLUS 4 bonus winners who complete the challenge using Bedazzled papers.Winners will be announced in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on Nov. 11 at noon CT. And what can you win? Winners will get to pick THEIR CHOICE of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Embellishment Pack + 1 Sticker Pack!NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to 1 participant for each sketch, PLUS 4 bonus winners who complete the challenge using Bedazzled papers. We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 11, at noon CT. Sketch 1 — #OctoberBONUS1 Promo product used: Bedazzled Stars Accent Paper Pack | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 2 — #OctoberBONUS2 Promo product used: Bedazzled Hearts Accent Paper Pack | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 3 — #OctoberBONUS3 Promo product used: Bedazzled Geometrics Accent Paper Pack | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Sketch 4 — #OctoberBONUS4 Promo product used: Bedazzled Laser Cut Paper Pack, Bedazzled Geometric Accent Paper & Bedazzled Hearts Accent Paper | CA | AUWant step-by-step instructions for creating this layout? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post! Remember, you have until Sunday, Nov. 7, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 8 Nov. at 4:59pm AEDT) to complete your layout(s) and post them in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (with hashtag #OctoberBONUS1, #OctoberBONUS2, #OctoberBONUS3 and/or #OctoberBONUS4) to be eligible to be one of the lucky winners! Instructions for #OctoberBONUS1 Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Bedazzled Stars Accent Paper — Exclusive in the Bedazzled Paper Pack Promotion12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of blue and gold stars paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 9-1/4"" x 9-1/4"" piece of light blue small stars paper and adhere to the layout at an angle. Step 3: Cut a 8-5/8"" x 8-5/8"" piece of gold stars paper. Trim out the inside of this piece, leaving a frame of stars. Adhere to the middle of the layout. Step 4: Crop two photos to 5"" x 3-1/2"". Cut two 5-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" pieces of navy star clusters paper and mount with the photos on the layout as shown. Step 5: Cut two 2"" x 1-1/2"" pieces of white paper and two 2"" x 1-1/2"" pieces of red paper. Notch the ends of all to make a flag shape. Layer and tuck behind the photos as shown. Step 6: Journal as desired. Instructions for #OctoberBONUS2 Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Bedazzled Stars Accent Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Bedazzled Paper Pack Promotion12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of navy tonal hearts paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Crop two photos to 5-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mount on the layout. Crop two photos to 5-3/4"" x 4"" and mount beneath the previous photos. Step 3: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of light blue tonal hearts paper. Adhere to the bottom of the layout. Cut three rows of hearts from multi-hued hearts paper. Adhere one to the top and one to the bottom of the light blue strip and the third to the top of the layout. Step 4: Cut a 12"" x 1-1/4"" strip of hearts and arrows paper and adhere between the bottom rows of hearts. Cut out three hearts from the large heart patterned paper. Mount on the layout, using Foam Squares to pop up the smallest one. Step 5: Journal as desired. Instructions for #OctoberBONUS3 Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Bedazzled Geometrics Accent Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Bedazzled Paper Pack PromotionWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of navy diagonal lines paper as the base for this layout. (Tip: To conserve paper, you may wish to remove the inside of this sheet using the 12-inch Trimmer. You can also use this paper to cut out the circle in Step 4.) Step 2: Cut an 11-5/8"" x 1-1/4"" strip of gold dots paper and adhere to the top of the layout. Cut an 11-5/8"" x 7-3/4"" piece of gold stripes paper and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Cut an 11-5/8"" x 2-3/4"" strip of maroon and navy stripes paper and adhere between the above two pieces. Step 3: Create the chevrons border. Cut an 11-5/8"" x 2” strip of light blue circles paper. Cut an 11-5/8"" x 1-3/4"" strip of white and gold chevrons paper and adhere on top. Adhere a 12"" x 2"" strip of White Solid Cardstock behind the multi-hued chevrons paper. Using Micro-Tip Scissors, cut out a section of chevrons. Mount the chevrons to the border using Foam Squares. Adhere the border to the layout as shown. Step 4: Adhere two 4"" x 5-3/4"" photos to the layout. Cut a photo into a circle shape using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade. Using the Green Blade, cut a circle with navy diagonal lines paper. Mat the photo on it and adhere to the layout using Foam Squares. Step 5: Using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with light blue circles paper. Tuck behind a photo as shown. Journal around the circle. Step 6: Trim and place leftover chevron pieces on the layout as shown. Instructions for #OctoberBONUS4 Layout by Krislyn Mattei – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: Bedazzled Laser Cut Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Bedazzled Paper Pack PromotionBedazzled Geometrics Accent Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Bedazzled Paper Pack PromotionBedazzled Hearts Accent Paper Pack — Exclusive in the Bedazzled Paper Pack PromotionBlack Shimmer Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of geometric white and gold circles paper as the base for this layout. Place the geometric circles laser-cut paper on top (but don’t adhere). Step 2: Cut two photos and a gold dots paper into circle shapes using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade. Using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut eight circles with maroon small hearts paper, eight circles with maroon and navy stripes paper and eight circles with Black Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere the photos and white and gold dots paper circle on the laser-cut paper, positioning the small circles behind the laser-cut paper and showing through to form a flower petal design as shown. Step 3: Crop a photo to 3-3/4"" x 5"" and mat with a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of maroon small hearts paper. Mount on the layout. Step 4: Cut nine more small circles with the same papers. Adhere along the left side of the layout, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. Which bedazzling beauty will you take on? Make sure to take a pic of your finished project(s) and post it in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group by Sunday, Nov. 7, at 11:59pm CT (Australia: 8 Nov. at 4:59pm AEDT) with hashtag #OctoberBONUS1, #OctoberBONUS2, #OctoberBONUS3 and/or #OctoberBONUS4 for the chance to win a prize.And again, if you want all the info on this promo, visit US | CA | AU. "," Hearts and stars and geometric patterns, oh my! These are the key design features in the Bedazzled paper packs, and for a limited time while supplies last, you can earn these exclusive paper packs — 4 unique packs available — FREE with qualifying orders! Psst, there’s also a Digital Artwork version of this promo, too! For promo details, visit: US | CA | AU Not only do we have this exclusiv","#BONUS Challenge, Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Promotion, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","#BONUS Challenges,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Bedazzled_StarLayout_1080x1080-1.jpg,68525 "Sketch Round-Up Oct. 4-17","Creative Memories","2021-10-17 10:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/17/sketch-round-up-oct-4-17/," It may only be October, but we have sugar plums dancing in our head! And that's because we're prepping for the most wonderful time of the year with the four superb scrapbooking sketches that feature Joy to the World products! You can never prep too early for the yuletide season, so check out this week's Sketch Round-Up and make these fabulous and fa-la-la-la lovely projects now so your festive photos pop off the page! Sketch #1 We're feeling pretty holly-jolly about Sketch #1! Follow along with this blog post to make it yourself! Sketch #2 Make sure to play some Christmas tunes while you make this festive stunner! 🎶 Click on this link to find out how to make it. Sketch #3 Want a sweet treat to create?! Then this border is calling your name! Create this border, as well as a few others and a DIY card, using the Candy Cane Chain Border Maker Cartridge in this easy-to-follow post! Sketch #4 If you're planning on going to a tree farm or decorating a tree this season, you need to make this layout. But hold tight, we'll be posting it soon (and you're gonna love it)! Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? Wow, the October Virtual Crop was a huge success... and that's all thanks to YOU! Mark your calendar for the next Virtual Crop, happening Nov. 12-13 (AU 13-14 Nov.) with six sketch challenges and prizes, of course! Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group if you haven’t already — and share with a few friends and family members while you're at it! "," It may only be October, but we have sugar plums dancing in our head! And that's because we're prepping for the most wonderful time of the year with the four superb scrapbooking sketches that feature Joy to the World products! You can never prep too early for the yuletide season, so check out this week's Sketch Round-Up and make these fabulous and fa-la-la-la lovely projects now so your festive photos pop off the page! ","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,68821 "Say BOO-la-la to These Ghost Crafts: Halloween Scrapbook Borders and Halloween Card","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-15 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/15/say-boo-la-la-to-these-ghost-crafts-halloween-scrapbook-borders-and-halloween-card/," Halloween is creeping upon us, which only means we gotta show some ghost crafts that are wicked fun and totally spook-tacular to make! In fact, these Halloween scrapbook borders and Halloween card are sure to cast a spell on your fa-boo-lous and scary-good experiences, like carving pumpkins, treat-or-treating with buckets of candy and donning the most awesome costume. Bring on the hocus-pocus! To create these borders and card, you will need: Full Moon Fun Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Full Moon Fun Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Out of stockWhite Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Ghost Chain Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Wave & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Ghost Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/Q39RgBZbQVg Pumpkins, Sweets, Spooks & Treats Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of green stripes paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of cauldron black night sky paper and mount on top. Step 2: Using the Ghost Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock. Mount near the top of the black night sky strip. Cut a 12"" x 7/8"" strip of candy corn yellow chevron paper and mount on the border, covering the lower half of the ghost border as shown. Top with a bunting banners border sticker. Step 3: Add additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Boo Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of candy corn stripes paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave Blade, cut a 12"" x 1-3/4"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and mount on the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 1-3/8"" strip of cauldron black night sky paper and mount on top. Step 2: Position the cardstock in the Original Border Maker System guide. Using the Ghost Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch just once at the second “stop” from the bottom. Trim out to measure 12"" x 1-1/8"". Step 3: Repeat the previous step with the pumpkin orange scattered stars paper, but trim out the ghosts from this piece, leaving just a rectangle cutout. Mount the pumpkin orange scattered stars strip on top of the white strip so just the white ghosts peek through. Mount to the border using Foam Squares. Step 4: Mount the “Boo” stickers with Foam Squares. Trick or Treat Border Step 1: Cut a 3"" x 12"" strip of green plaid paper for the base. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" strip of Black Solid Cardstock and mount on the base. Cut a 2-1/4"" x 11-1/4"" strip of candy corn yellow chevron paper and mount on top. Step 3: Using the Ghost Chain Cartridge, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock and another with Black Solid Cardstock. Mount the white on top of the black, offsetting slightly. Repeat with pumpkin orange scattered stars and vine green haunted house papers. Step 4: Cut each of the three sets into 2-1/4"" sections. Adhere to the border as shown. Step 5: Add stickers, popping the “Trick or treat” up with Foam Squares. Happy Halloween Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4-1/4"" x 5-1/2"" piece of pumpkin orange pumpkin seeds paper and mount on the front of the card. Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of black cauldron night sky paper. Step 3: Using the Ghost Chain Cartridge, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock. Cut into three 4"" sections. Adhere to the card along with two 4"" sections of a spider web border sticker. Step 4: Using the inside of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with candy corn yellow chevron paper. Adhere to the lower-right corner of the black cauldron night sky piece, trimming off the excess. Mount on the card. Step 5: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Will you be making these ghost crafts? What do you like about each of the Halloween scrapbook borders and Halloween card? Share your fa-BOO-lous thoughts in the comments down below! "," Halloween is creeping upon us, which only means we gotta show some ghost crafts that are wicked fun and totally spook-tacular to make! In fact, these Halloween scrapbook borders and Halloween card are sure to cast a spell on your fa-boo-lous and scary-good experiences, like carving pumpkins, treat-or-treating with buckets of candy and donning the most awesome costume. Bring on the hocus-pocus! To create these borde","Border Ideas, Border Maker, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Full Moon Fun Collection, Halloween, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Halloween,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/GhostChainBMC_1920x1080.jpg,68264 "A Beautiful Sight, We're Crafting Tonight: Christmas Scrapbooking Layout","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-14 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/14/a-beautiful-sight-were-crafting-tonight-christmas-scrapbooking-layout/," Christmastime has inspired and generated so many wonderful acts and experiences — iconic songs, classic movies, letters to Santa, decorating the tree and sweet treats and more. And it's a beautiful sight, for we're crafting tonight... this Christmas scrapbooking layout, that is! See how you can make this sensationally snowy and wondrously winter creation for your own yuletide memories. To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of off-white eucalyptus tonal paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of red holly berries designer paper and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Top with a pine boughs laser-cut border. Cut a 12"" x 9-1/2"" piece of teal stripes tonal paper and mount on top as shown. Adhere a Christmas florals laser-cut border over the seam between the off-white eucalyptus and teal stripes papers. Step 3: Crop a photo to measure 4"" x 5-1/2"" and mat with a 4-1/4"" x 5-3/4"" piece of red holly berries designer paper. Crop a photo to measure 5-1/2"" x 3-3/4"" and mount with a 5-3/4"" x 4"" piece of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Crop a photo to measure 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"" and mount with a 4"" x 4"" piece of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Mount all on the layout, tucking a snow scene mat behind as shown. Step 4: Add additional embellishments, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 5: Journal as desired. How are you getting in the Christmas spirit this year? Will you be making this walking-in-a-winter-wonderland Christmas scrapbooking layout? Type out your thoughts in the comments — we'd love to hear from you! "," Christmastime has inspired and generated so many wonderful acts and experiences — iconic songs, classic movies, letters to Santa, decorating the tree and sweet treats and more. And it's a beautiful sight, for we're crafting tonight... this Christmas scrapbooking layout, that is! See how you can make this sensationally snowy and wondrously winter creation for your own yuletide memories. To create this layout you ","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Joy to the World Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Winter, Winter Layout","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas,Winter",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/JoytotheWorld_BordersEmbellishments_1920x1080.jpg,68456 "Finesse With Foliage: Leaf Card Technique With Scrapbooking Pens",melissaullmann,"2021-10-13 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/13/finesse-with-foliage-leaf-card-technique-with-scrapbooking-pens/," Cardinal red, burnt orange, opulent ocher, lively yellow — autumn leaves and their gorgeous hues inspire everything from poetry to road trips, hiking and more… and ultimately, raking all the fallen foliage at the end of the season. Well, whether you’re cleaning up your yard or cherishing the picturesque and kaleidoscopic hues that paint nature, take a peek at this leaf card technique with scrapbooking pens that will surely make you fall for autumn even more. To create this card you’ll need: It’s Fall, Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Rich Brown Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep Purple & Pure Brown Dot Tip Pens or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Makeup sponge Take a closer look at the Dot Pens in the video below! https://youtu.be/TfRC3k5UUB8 Step 1: Cut a piece of Rich Brown Solid Cardstock to measure 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Score at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a piece of grid tonal paper to measure 5-1/4"" x 4"".  Step 3: Using the Pure Brown Dot Tip Pen, rub onto a makeup sponge. Gently dab some of the ink off, then rub along the edges of a grid tonal paper. Adhere the grid tonal paper to the front of the card. Step 4: Turn one of the leaf embellishments facedown on the grid tobal paper. Use the fine-tip end to trace around the leaf. Using the dot-tip end, dot along the back side/edges of the leaf.  Step 5: Adhere stickers and smaller leaf embellishments to the card for a sentiment. Step 6: Using fine-point tips of both pens, doodle around the outer edge of the grid tonal paper. What are your thoughts on this leaf card technique with scrapbooking pens? Who do you like sending cards to? Relay your insight and inspiration in the comments below! "," Cardinal red, burnt orange, opulent ocher, lively yellow — autumn leaves and their gorgeous hues inspire everything from poetry to road trips, hiking and more… and ultimately, raking all the fallen foliage at the end of the season. Well, whether you’re cleaning up your yard or cherishing the picturesque and kaleidoscopic hues that paint nature, take a peek at this leaf card technique with scrapbooking pens that will sur","Autumn, Card Making, Cards, Dot Pens, Fall, It's Fall Yall Collection, Pens, Project Ideas","Card Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/purple_purebrown_dotpens_1920x1080.jpg,66918 "Snuggle Down With This Fall Scrapbook Layout And Bear Craft","Creative Memories","2021-10-12 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/12/snuggle-down-with-this-fall-scrapbook-layout-and-bear-craft/," Apple picking, hayrides, bonfires, crisp breezes, snuggly scarves, pumpkin-spiced drinks, foliage drives — there's so much to admire about autumn! In fact, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu loves this time of year and wanted to show that appreciation with a fall scrapbook layout (with an added bonus of a bear craft upon it!). Build this autumnally awesome and creatively cute layout with your bear hands today! Sachiyo’s Inspiration Crisp air, gorgeous leaves, blankets, s’mores and hot chocolate... what else do we need on a comfy autumn day? Well, if you’re an enthusiastic scrapbooker, you may need some scrapbooking supplies! I love setting a table in my backyard and working some scrapbook projects during this beautiful time of the year. What is your most beloved scrapbooking place? Maybe it's the beach, a mountain cabin or café with a laid-back atmosphere? Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor To create this layout you will need: It’s Fall, Y’all Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Sunflower Vine Border Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)All-Purpose Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil Step 1: Cut out a 1"" width frame from the navy gingham designer paper and use it as the base of this layout. Set aside the cutout square piece. Step 2: Cut a piece of light woodgrain designer paper to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Draw a circle using the outside edge of the Custom Cutting System Jumbo Circle Pattern with a pencil. Adhere to the base frame. Step 3: Using the Sunflower Vine Punch, punch four borders from the cutout navy gingham square piece. Cut a slit in between designs and bend to form a circular shape. Adhere to the page, following the drawn out pencil circle. Trim the excess as you go. Step 4: Cut the pieces as follows to create a bear embellishment. Eyes and Nose: Using the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch, punch pieces of Black Solid Cardstock — use the smaller circle for the eyes. Trim a larger circle to make it looks like a nose. Cut the following pieces from the marigold dots patterned paper: Face: Cut with the inside edge of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade.Ears: Cut with the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade. You need two pieces.Body: Cut with the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red blade. Arms: Cut two pieces freehand that measure 3/4"" x 2"". Ink the edge of the arms with Brown Dual-Tip Pen. Cut the following pieces from the grid tonal paper: Ears: Cut with inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Blue Blade. You need two pieces. Nose: Cut with the inside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade. Trim the top and bottom of the oval shape as shown. Step 5: Start to assemble the bear piece by piece starting with the head first. Use Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive so you can re-arrange as needed. Add the scarf embellishment under his chin before adding the head to his body. Use some Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Add your bear to the bottom-right corner of the page and trim the excess. Add photo mats. Step 7: Adhere stickers and embellishments, using Foam Squares on for added dimension. Will you be making this bear craft on your next project? What memories would you share on this fall scrapbook layout? Tell us your thoughts and ideas in the comments section! "," Apple picking, hayrides, bonfires, crisp breezes, snuggly scarves, pumpkin-spiced drinks, foliage drives — there's so much to admire about autumn! In fact, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu loves this time of year and wanted to show that appreciation with a fall scrapbook layout (with an added bonus of a bear craft upon it!). Build this autumnally awesome and creatively cute layout with your bear hands today! Sachiyo","Autumn, Custom Cutting System, Fall, It's Fall Yall Collection, Jumbo Circle Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, Page Layout, Paper Crafts, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Its-Fall-Yall-Layout-Creative-Memories6-1.jpg,68716 "Behold Beautiful Boughs With These Holly Crafts: Christmas Scrapbook Borders and Card","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-11 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/11/behold-beautiful-boughs-with-these-holly-crafts-christmas-scrapbook-borders-and-card/," Oh, by gosh, by gollyIt's time for mistletoe and hollyAnd it's time indeed, for today's blog is getting ready for the holly-jolly season ahead with a few holly crafts! Do you deck your halls with boughs of holly at Christmastime? Whether it's to spruce up your door, banisters, mantelpieces, halls and more, this gorgeous greenery is a great way to fill your home with yuletide spirit... and your albums and other projects, too! Check out these two Christmas scrapbook borders and card and say ""season's greetings"" to some fresh and festive style! To create these borders and card, you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Dark Green, Firecracker Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Holly Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Stamping & Scoring Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Precision Point Adhesive Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Holly Punch in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/JQ7tzjJJO7c Season's Greetings Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 3-1/4"" strip of argyle designer paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of white with teal dots tonal paper and adhere on top. Cut a 12"" x 1-3/4"" strip of gold ornaments designer paper and adhere on the top. Step 2: With the Holly Punch, punch three holly shapes from green eucalyptus tonal paper and again with navy blue eucalyptus tonal paper and teal dots designer paper. Adhere to the border. Top each with a sticker as the ""holly berry."" Step 3: Adhere a music notes border sticker with Foam Squares. Add embellishments and stickers with Foam Squares. Deck the Halls Border Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Stamping Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of holly leaves and berries designer paper for the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12"" x 2-1/8"" strip of White Solid Cardstock and mount on top. Cut a 12"" x 2"" strip of red holly berries designer paper and adhere on top. Step 2: Adhere a branch laser-cut border to the border. Place holly sprigs stickers along the branch. Step 3: With the Holly Punch, punch three holly shapes from Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Using the larger circle cutout from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch several circles from Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the holly with a Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Mount on the border as shown. Peace & Joy Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut a 5"" x 10"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 5"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4-3/4"" x 4-3/4"" piece of Christmas florals designer paper. Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from gold ornaments designer paper. Adhere to the Christmas florals piece as shown. Trim off the excess and mount on the front of the card. Step 3: With the Holly Punch, punch five holly shapes with Dark Green Solid Cardstock. Using the larger circle cutout from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set, punch several circles from Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Adhere to the holly with a Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Mount on the card as shown. Step 4: Add ""Peace,"" ""&"" and ""Joy"" stickers with Foam Squares. Which of these holly crafts do you like most — the two Christmas scrapbook borders or the card? (Or perhaps all three!) Tell us your thoughts in the comments below and share how you'll use the Holly Punch this Christmas season, too! "," Oh, by gosh, by gollyIt's time for mistletoe and hollyAnd it's time indeed, for today's blog is getting ready for the holly-jolly season ahead with a few holly crafts! Do you deck your halls with boughs of holly at Christmastime? Whether it's to spruce up your door, banisters, mantelpieces, halls and more, this gorgeous greenery is a great way to fill your home with yuletide spirit... and your albums and other projects, too! ","Border Ideas, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Christmas Cards, Christmas Projects, Holiday Projects, Joy to the World Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Borders","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Christmas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/HollyPunch_1920x1080.jpg,68511 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6","Creative Memories","2021-10-09 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/09/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-6-2/," Saturday, Oct. 9: 1pm CT Round of applause to you — what a stellar Virtual Crop it has been! But we're not done yet, we still have one more sketch up our sleeves to round up the weekend. Give it all you've got for Challenge #6! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 14, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Melissa Ullmann – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Happy Camper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Spiced Plum products from Secret Box #3! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."" - Maya Angelou "," Saturday, Oct. 9: 1pm CT Round of applause to you — what a stellar Virtual Crop it has been! But we're not done yet, we still have one more sketch up our sleeves to round up the weekend. Give it all you've got for Challenge #6! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #6 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/HappyCamper_Layout4_1080x1080.jpg,68662 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5","Creative Memories","2021-10-09 11:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/09/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-mat-pack-1-sticker-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-5-2/," Saturday, Oct. 9: 11am, 1pm CT Who is loving this Virtual Crop? You continue to inspire us with your stunning creations. Keep them coming and show us what you’ve got with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn a few tips and tricks for using the White Chalking Pen with CM Advisor Ellen Evanoff! https://youtu.be/BVzwbciVfj4 Created by Ellen Evanoff – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Secret Box #3 Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Spiced Plum products from Secret Box #3! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world."" - Brené Brown "," Saturday, Oct. 9: 11am, 1pm CT Who is loving this Virtual Crop? You continue to inspire us with your stunning creations. Keep them coming and show us what you’ve got with Challenge #5! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #5 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each chal","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Sketch5_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,68653 "Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4","Creative Memories","2021-10-09 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/09/win-your-choice-of-1-punch-virtual-crop-challenge-4-2/," Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hello, hello, hello! Welcome back to the October Virtual Crop. There are three superb and spectacular sketches in store for you today! So, are you ready to rock and roll?! Here we go with Challenge #4! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to create a pumpkin using the Custom Cutting System with CM Advisor Kathryn Allendorf! https://youtu.be/tX3qmo1gQC4 Created by Kathryn Allendorf – Creative Memories Advisor, Australia Collection Used: Full Moon Fun or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Spiced Plum products from Secret Box #3! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity never goes out of style."" "," Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT Hello, hello, hello! Welcome back to the October Virtual Crop. There are three superb and spectacular sketches in store for you today! So, are you ready to rock and roll?! Here we go with Challenge #4! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #4 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize P","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Sketch4_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,68639 "Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3","Creative Memories","2021-10-08 17:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/08/win-your-choice-of-1-album-cover-virtual-crop-challenge-3-2/," Friday, Oct. 8: 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT What a FUN day this has been! It's time to take on the next sketch, but don’t forget to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow for the second day of the October Virtual Crop! And now, here is a one-page wonder, aka Challenge #3, your next sketch challenge! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 14, at noon CT. Looking for specific instructions on how to create this sketch? Find them here ➤ Created by Krislyn Mattei – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Botanical Burst or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Spiced Plum products from Secret Box #3! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul."" - Dieter F. Uchtdorf "," Friday, Oct. 8: 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT What a FUN day this has been! It's time to take on the next sketch, but don’t forget to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow for the second day of the October Virtual Crop! And now, here is a one-page wonder, aka Challenge #3, your next sketch challenge! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #3 ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/BotanicalBurst_GreenLayout_1080x1080.jpg,68626 "Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Sticker Pack + 1 Embellishments Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #2","Creative Memories","2021-10-08 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/08/win-your-choice-of-1-paper-pack-1-sticker-pack-1-embellishments-pack-virtual-crop-challenge-2-2/," Friday, Oct. 8: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT What a great start to the October Virtual Crop! It's time for another sketch sensation and we're ready to see more of your creative awesomeness — let's kick off Challenge #2! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to use the Repositionable Tape Runner on your project with CM Advisor Krista Taylor Rempel! https://youtu.be/DYkp5l2uKFM Created by Krista Taylor Rempel – Creative Memories Advisor, Canada Collection Used: Joy to the World or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Loving the products in this layout?If so, have you seen the Joy to the World Buy-It-All Bundle?! For a limited-time, you can purchase the Joy the World Buy-It-All Bundle and get ALL of the decorative products in the Joy to the World collection, 3 complementing tools, PLUS a BONUS Christmas Countdown Calendar with 50 BONUS embellishments inside that is only available through this bundle! If you want it, you won't want to wait — it's only available for a limited time and while supplies last! Shop Now: US | CA | AU Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Spiced Plum products from Secret Box #3! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. ""Creativity is nothing but a mind set free."" - Torrie T. Asai "," Friday, Oct. 8: 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT What a great start to the October Virtual Crop! It's time for another sketch sensation and we're ready to see more of your creative awesomeness — let's kick off Challenge #2! For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here. Challenge #2 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Pr","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Sketch2_FinalLayout_edit.jpg,68605 "Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1","Creative Memories","2021-10-08 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/08/win-your-choice-of-border-maker-cartridge-virtual-crop-challenge-1-2/," Friday, Oct. 8: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The second weekend of the month means another Virtual Crop is going to commence... actually, right now! Here we go with the October Virtual Crop and Challenge #1 — have fun! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group), supplies you’ll need, examples of challenges, the types of prizes and more. Challenge #1 View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤ NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 14, at noon CT. TUTORIAL: Learn how to use the White Chalking Pen from the Secret Box #3 with CM Japan! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/g5b4ii03dl Created by Meggan Jacks – Creative Memories Advisor, United States Collection Used: Secret Box #3 Here’s another idea on how to use this sketch with the Spiced Plum products from Secret Box #3! https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/dhv7r6koza Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Albums, Custom Album Covers or Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.  For how to take a screenshot on a Mac, get details here.For how to take a screenshot on a PC, get details here. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein "," Friday, Oct. 8: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT The second weekend of the month means another Virtual Crop is going to commence... actually, right now! Here we go with the October Virtual Crop and Challenge #1 — have fun! If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details ","Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Sketch, Virtual Crop","Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Virtual Crops",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/virtual-crop-creative-memories-794x474.jpg,68579 "Hone In On Your Happy Days With This Reflection Journal","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-07 16:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/07/hone-in-on-your-happy-days-with-this-reflection-journal/," Each and every month can bring about many wonderful moments — from the smallest “wins’ to huge highlights, to cue-the-confetti celebrations, simple snapshots in time or life lessons learned. A monthly reflection journal is an opportunity to look at how you’re doing and feeling by helping you stay in tune with yourself from the past 28 to 31 days. If you’re wanting to document and decorate your everyday endeavors, then a CM Happy Albums can be your go-to, portable scrapbooking resource. See how blog contributor Krislyn Mattei tapped into these reflection pages with an easy-to-follow guide to expand your everyday moments, photos and journals into a full-year experience. Krislyn’s Inspiration Do you ever see two wonderful things and just KNOW they have to go together? Peanut butter and jelly, jeans and T-shirts, blue sky and sunshine… and the You Got This collection and the Happy Album!? As soon as I saw the You Got This tie-dye and denim texture tonal papers, I just knew I wanted their laid-back vibe in my Happy Album this year! My Happy Album is a monthly reflection journal for me. I love to highlight the things, events and people that make me feel most grateful and happy. I typically use the Happy Album Planner pages for each month on one two-page spread followed by a two-page spread of related photos and stories. To make a simple system to complete my smaller-sized album using larger 12"" x 12"" papers, I created a Cutting Guide. Each paper is punched and cut in a way that makes the most out of each piece of paper, while offering many mix-and-match options. Check out the guide and instructions, along with a few samples from my 2021 Happy Album. To create these layouts you’ll need: Happy Album Refill Pages or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Happy Album Planner Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)If you are looking for an album as well, check out the 2022 Happy Album Planner Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tie Dye Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Denim Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with several Border Maker Cartridges or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Cutting instructions for each of papers 1-6: Step 1: Cut a sheet of 12"" x 12"" paper at the 6-3/4"" mark. Set the larger piece aside. Step 2: Using the Border Maker System with the Border Maker Cartridge of your choice, punch two borders, leaving at least 3"" remaining. Step 3: Cut the remaining 3"" x 12"" strip into four 3"" x 3"" squares. Step 4: With the remaining piece, punch once along one short edge. Step 5: Trim the remaining paper to 10"", leaving you with a 6-3/4"" x 10"" piece of paper. (You may leave this piece whole and wallpaper a page with it or you may wish to cut or punch further. See my layouts for ideas.) Step 6: Repeat with as many sheets of paper as you like, swapping in different Border Maker Cartridges to give you a variety to choose from when creating your layouts. For more ideas using the Happy Album, check out this blog post. What do you like about these reflection journal ideas? Have you ever worked with a Happy Album before? Give us your insight in the comments section below! "," Each and every month can bring about many wonderful moments — from the smallest “wins’ to huge highlights, to cue-the-confetti celebrations, simple snapshots in time or life lessons learned. A monthly reflection journal is an opportunity to look at how you’re doing and feeling by helping you stay in tune with yourself from the past 28 to 31 days. If you’re wanting to document and decorate your everyday endeavors, th",,"Happy Album,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Happy-Album-Planner-Pages-You-Got-This-Creative-Memories9-1.jpg,68350 "Add a Peppermint Twist With These Candy Cane Crafts: Christmas Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-06 16:32:24",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/06/add-a-peppermint-twist-with-these-candy-cane-crafts-christmas-scrapbook-borders-and-diy-card/," O Christmas treat, o Christmas treat… you know, the candy cane! Candy canes are an iconic (and sweet!) symbol of Christmastime. Their red and white twisted stripes — but can also be found in an array of bright and bold hues — adorn trees and homes during this festive time of year, while their pepperminty palate delights taste buds. Today’s blog is a total treat, for it showcases the latest Candy Cane Chain Border Maker Cartridge. It’ll definitely come in candy for your yuletide projects, like these candy cane crafts — three Christmas scrapbook borders and a DIY card! To create these borders and card, you will need: Joy to the World Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Bronze Shimmer, Firecracker Shimmer, White Shimmer & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Original Border Maker System with Candy Cane Chain Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)4×6 Peekaboo Pockets™ or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer with Straight, Scoring & Scallop Blades or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Mini Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the Candy Cane Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below! https://youtu.be/99v25LMU2j0 Happiest Season Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-3/4"" strip of teal stripes tonal paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 2-1/4"" strip of holly leaves and berries designer paper and adhere on top. Cut a 12"" x 1-5/8"" strip of Bronze Shimmer Solid Cardstock and adhere to border. Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 12"" x 1-1/2"" strip of plaid designer paper and mount on the bronze strip. Step 3: Using the Candy Cane Chain Cartridge, punch a border with red holly berries designer paper. Punch another with green evergreen branches designer paper and trim out two sets of candy canes. Punch another with teal dots designer paper and trim out two sets of candy canes. Adhere on top of the red holly berries border using the photo as a guide for placement. (The middle will be covered.) Step 4: Adhere embellishments to the middle of the border, popping some up with Foam Squares. Adhere the ""Happiest season"" sticker on top. Deck the Halls Border Step 1: Cut a 12"" x 2-1/2"" strip of gold stripes tonal paper for the base. Cut a 12"" x 3/4"" strip of green evergreen branches designer paper and adhere to the border. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of gingham designer paper and adhere below the green evergreen branches strip. Place a navy blue wavy border sticker on the border as shown. Step 2: Using the Candy Cane Chain Cartridge, punch two borders with White Shimmer Solid Cardstock and one border with Firecracker Shimmer Cardstock. (Save white shimmer “confetti” for the card.) Adhere the red shimmer border on top of the white shimmer borders, offsetting them slightly so to create a white border all around the candy canes. Mount on the border. Step 3: Add embellishments and the ""Deck the halls"" sticker with Foam Squares. Diagonal Candy Canes Border Step 1: Cut a 2-3/4"" x 12"" strip of Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock for the base of the border. Step 2: Cut a 2-1/2"" x 11-3/4"" strip of navy blue snowflakes designer paper. Cut a 2-1/2"" x 4-3/4"" piece of green evergreen branches designer paper. Trim the short ends at an angle and adhere to the middle of the navy strip. Step 3: Using the Candy Cane Chain Cartridge, punch a border with Firecracker Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Cut a 12"" x 1"" strip of White Shimmer Solid Cardstock and adhere the border on top. Trim the border into three sections. Adhere to the navy blue snowflakes strip at an angle, trimming off the excess. Repeat in two more places, using the photo as a guide for placement. Step 4: Adhere an evergreen bristles laser-cut border and a holly berries laser-cut border to the navy blue snowflakes strip at an angle, trimming off the excess. Repeat in two more places, using the photo as a guide for placement. Step 5: Mount navy blue snowflakes strip on the base. Joy to the World Shaker Card Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2"" x 5-1/2"" piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4"" and fold in half. Step 2: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of holly leaves and berries designer paper and adhere to the card front. Open the card and place on the 13x13 Custom Cutting System Mat. Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from the card, placing the pattern so it’s even on the top three sides as shown. Save the cut out circle for Step 6. Step 3: Using the Candy Cane Chain Cartridge, punch a border with White Solid Cardstock (saving the “confetti”) and another with gold ornaments designer paper. Trim the white border to 4"", layer it over the gold ornaments border and trim off the gold ornaments border at 4"". Adhere to the card. Step 4: Cut a 4x6 Peekaboo Pocket™ to measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"", saving two of the folded edges. Use the white “confetti” from the candy cane borders to fill up the pocket. Apply Mini Tape Runner Refill adhesive to the two open edges, sealing the pocket. Apply Mini Tape Runner Refill adhesive to all four edges and adhere to the inside of the front cover, over the hole. Step 5: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of teal dots designer paper. Adhere a tree embellishment and star sticker and adhere it over the shaker pocket on the inside of the front cover. Step 6: Cut a 4"" x 5-1/4"" piece of teal dots designer paper and adhere it to the inside right of the card. Place the saved circle piece on it and add a snow globe embellishment. Step 7: Adhere the ""Joy to the World ""sticker to the front with Foam Squares. Which of these candy cane crafts showcases the most Christmas spirit? Will you be making these Christmas scrapbook borders and DIY card in preparation for your yuletide layouts or to send to a friend? Give an insight to your scrapbooking tastes in the comments! "," O Christmas treat, o Christmas treat… you know, the candy cane! Candy canes are an iconic (and sweet!) symbol of Christmastime. Their red and white twisted stripes — but can also be found in an array of bright and bold hues — adorn trees and homes during this festive time of year, while their pepperminty palate delights taste buds. Today’s blog is a total treat, for it showcases the latest Candy Cane Chain Border Make","Border Ideas, Border Maker System, Borders, Card Making, Cards, Christmas, Christmas Cards, Christmas Projects, Holiday Projects, Scrapbook Page Borders, Scrapbooking Borders, Shaker Card","Border Ideas,Card Ideas,Christmas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/CandyCaneChainBMC_1920x1080.jpg,68486 "Revel in Golden Hour Greatness With This Fall Scrapbook Idea",melissaullmann,"2021-10-05 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/05/revel-in-golden-hour-greatness-with-this-fall-scrapbook-idea/," Thinking of getting some fall family photos done? You’re making a great choice! During autumn, diffused, warm and glowy light bounces off radiant orange, yellow and red leaves. And during the “Golden Hour,” a short window of time right after sunrise or right before sunset when the air is filled with a flattering amber hue, is a perfect backdrop to get outside and partake in photo ops! (Hint: And when you pair your luminous photos against a darker shade of cardstock like the example below, those golden hour memories are sure to pop!) Break out your comfy sweaters and get your camera ready — this fall scrapbook layout is a gourd one! To create this layout you will need: It’s Fall Y’all Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use Navy Solid Cardstock as the base of the layout. Step 2: Adhere a burnt orange patterned 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" mat to the upper-right corner of the layout. Then, adhere the ""Oh my gourd-ness"" mat on top of the previous mat. Step 3: Adhere a knitted 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" mat to the upper-left corner of the layout. Then adhere a 4"" x 6"" photo to an olive green 4-1/2"" x 6-1/2"" mat and adhere to the layout. Step 4: Cut two mats to measure 4-1/2"" x 3"" and adhere to the bottom-right corner of the layout. Adhere two 4"" x 2-3/4"" photos to those mats. Step 5: Cut a strip of burnt orange diamonds designer paper that measures 1-1/4"" x 6-1/2"" and adhere to the left of the previous mats/photos. Adhere a border sticker on top. Step 6: Cut two mats that measure 4-1/2"" x 4-1/2"" and adhere them layered over each other in the bottom-left corner of the layout. Adhere a 4"" x 4"" photo to the top mat.  Step 7: Adhere stickers to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 8: Journal as desired. Are you planning any fall family photos? What draws you in the most on this fall scrapbook layout? Share your insight with us — we'd love to hear from you! "," Thinking of getting some fall family photos done? You’re making a great choice! During autumn, diffused, warm and glowy light bounces off radiant orange, yellow and red leaves. And during the “Golden Hour,” a short window of time right after sunrise or right before sunset when the air is filled with a flattering amber hue, is a perfect backdrop to get outside and partake in photo ops! (Hint: And when you pair your lumin","Autumn, Fall, Family, It's Fall Yall Collection, Mat Pack, Page Layout, Scrapbook Layout","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/itsfallyall_stickersmats_1920x1080.jpg,66903 "This Christmas Scrapbook Layout Will Make Your Spirits Bright","Krislyn Mattei","2021-10-04 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/04/this-christmas-scrapbook-layout-will-make-your-spirits-bright/," Hark! Bells are jingling, sugar cookies are baking, trees are being bedazzled with twinkling lights and sparkly ornaments aplenty… we’re making spirits bright here at Creative Memories by introducing the Joy to the World collection! This collection offers the magic of a modern Christmas with its contemporary palette, yet still hits home with the classic nostalgia that the season brings to many — stuffing stockings, Christmas parties, Secret Santa fun, afternoons at the tree farm, decorating gingerbread houses and so much more. Check the list of goodies that it takes to make this Christmas scrapbook layout — yule love it! To create this layout you will need: Joy to the World Designer Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Laser Cut Borders or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Joy to the World Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)CM Zero-Centering Ruler or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Check out the whole Joy to the World collection in the video below! https://youtu.be/HqyY515bnkc Step 1: Use a piece of holly leaves and berries designer paper as the base for this layout. (Tip: To conserve paper, you may wish to use the 12-inch Trimmer to remove the inside.) Cut a piece of plaid designer paper to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to the base. Adhere the candles laser-cut border to the top of the layout. Step 2: Crop three photos to measure 5"" x 3-1/2"". Cut three 5-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" pieces of navy blue snowflakes and teal dots designer paper for photo mats. Mount all on the layout as shown. Step 3: Make the trees. Cut a 3-1/2"" x 6"" piece of red holly berries designer paper. With the CM Zero Centering Ruler, mark the middle at the top short edge. Cut from the mark to the bottom-right edge and then again from the mark to the lower-left edge. Repeat with green holly leaves tonal and gingham designer papers. Cut three 1/2"" x 1"" pieces of gold stripes tonal paper for trunks. Mount all on the layout as shown. Step 4: Using the outside edge of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from a white variety mat. Adhere holly sprigs stickers around the circle and adhere to the layout. Step 5: Add additional stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Step 6: Journal on the mat as desired. How are you prepping for the upcoming Christmas season? What are your thoughts on this Christmas scrapbook layout and what holly-jolly images would you highlight? Tell us your thoughts on this very-merry (and new!) collection in the comments below! "," Hark! Bells are jingling, sugar cookies are baking, trees are being bedazzled with twinkling lights and sparkly ornaments aplenty… we’re making spirits bright here at Creative Memories by introducing the Joy to the World collection! This collection offers the magic of a modern Christmas with its contemporary palette, yet still hits home with the classic nostalgia that the season brings to many — stuffing stockings, Chri","Christmas, Christmas Projects, Christmas scrapbook layout, Holiday Projects, Joy to the World Collection, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout","Christmas,Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/JoytotheWorld_Collection2_1920x1080.jpg,68315 "Sketch Round-Up Sept. 20-Oct. 3","Creative Memories","2021-10-03 11:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/03/sketch-round-up-sept-20-oct-3/," Have a bit of scrapper’s block? (It happens to all of us, and that is A-OK!) Sometimes, looking at a scrapbook sketch can help spark some inspiration! The daily ideas posted on the blog help give exact measurements and where to place elements so you can spend your valuable time doing the fun part — making it your own and having your special moments shine! You are the author and artist of your memories. Get ready, get set and let your innovation have a grand ol’ time! It’s time for the Sketch Round-Up! Sketch #1 Have you noticed that a key design element in the Croptoberfest 2021 collection is the hearty sunflower?! Well, if you want to feel the flower power, then this layout is right up your creative alley! Follow along with this blog post to make it yourself! Sketch #2 This layout is sure to pumpkin spice up your memories! Click on this link to get the inside scoop of how easy it is to make! Sketch #3 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it's only fitting to have our next sketch pay tribute! See how you can craft it together by checking out these step-by-step instructions. Sketch #4 If you're craving to create and send a card (it was World Cardmaking Day on the 2nd of October!), then take a peek at this post to learn how to make a project you're sure to fall for. Love creating scrapbook layouts from sketches? A start to a new month means there's a Virtual Crop on the horizon! The October Virtual Crop will take place Oct. 8-9 (AU: 9-10 Oct.) with six superb sketches for you to take on. Join the Virtual Crop Facebook Group if you haven’t already — and keep sharing with friends and family — the group is nearly at 30K scrappers! Way to go! "," Have a bit of scrapper’s block? (It happens to all of us, and that is A-OK!) Sometimes, looking at a scrapbook sketch can help spark some inspiration! The daily ideas posted on the blog help give exact measurements and where to place elements so you can spend your valuable time doing the fun part — making it your own and having your special moments shine! You are the author and artist of your memories. Get ready, get","Page Layout, Page Sketches, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking Sketch, Sketch Round-Up","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Scrapbooking Sketch,Sketch Round-Up",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/sketchroundup_600x600.jpg,68218 "Represent a Symbol for Hope, Strength and Awareness: Breast Cancer Scrapbook Layout","Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe","2021-10-01 13:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/10/01/represent-a-symbol-for-hope-strength-and-awareness-breast-cancer-scrapbook-layout/," October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign that first began in 1985. Fast forward to 1992, and this world health issue connected to what is arguably one of the most well-known symbols of our time: the pink ribbon. And whether you display those powerfully pink ribbons, participate in fundraising walks and runs, aid in helping a friend schedule a mammogram and other encouraging, I'm-there-for-you movements, this month is a key time for promoting breast cancer awareness and the importance of research, early detection, prevention and life-changing support. So as we enter the month of October, let’s pay tribute to the fighters, survivors, the lives that have been lost and the caregivers along the way and show awareness with this breast cancer scrapbook layout. To create this layout you will need: Powerful & Pink Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Ribbon Recipe Template (with Photo Labeling Pencil & Multi-Purpose Clips) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Pencil with eraser Take a closer look at the Ribbon Recipe Template in the video below! https://youtu.be/twB472U03-g Step 1: Cut a 1"" wide hollow frame from the hearts paper. Step 2: Cut the white cardstock insert from the Powerful & Pink Theme Pack to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"" and adhere to the frame. Step 3: Use a pencil to trace the paper pieces as shown using the Ribbon Recipe Template. Cut the pieces with the Micro-Tip Scissors and adhere to the layout. Step 4: Use the Photo Labeling Pencil to trace photos as shown using the Ribbon Recipe Template. Cut the photos with Micro-Tip Scissors and adhere to the layout. Step 5: Journal and add stickers with Foam Squares as desired. How will you partake in Breast Cancer Awareness Month? What draws you in most about this perfectly pink breast cancer support layout? Relay your thoughts, ideas and stories with us down below! "," October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign that first began in 1985. Fast forward to 1992, and this world health issue connected to what is arguably one of the most well-known symbols of our time: the pink ribbon. And whether you display those powerfully pink ribbons, participate in fundraising walks and runs, aid in helping a friend schedule a mammogram and other encouraging, I'm-there-for-you movements, th","Breast Cancer, Cancer, Pink, Powerful & Pink Theme Pack, Project Ideas, Recipe Template, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking Tools","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/RibbonRecipeTemplate_Layout_1920x1080-1.jpg,66928 "Plunge Into Paradise With This Seaside Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-09-30 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/30/plunge-into-paradise-with-this-seaside-scrapbook-layout/," I need to laugh, and when the sun is outI've got something I can laugh aboutI feel good, in a special wayI'm in love and it's a sunny day Who out there loves sunny days?! We sure do, and when you combine that with a bit of saltwater, sandy toes and a hint of a cooling breeze in the air, then there's a lot to swoon over! Well today, get ready to ride a happy, creative wave for your next project paradise: a seaside scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Seaside Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Seaside Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)White Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of White Solid Cardstock as the base of the layout. Step 2: Cut a variety of papers 1” wide and vary the lengths. Adhere at an angle on the cardstock, trimming off any excess hanging off the edge with a scissors. After you have the entire piece of cardstock covered with strips, cut piece to measure 11-1/2"" x 11-1/2"".  Step 3: Using a piece of ocean blue trellis designer paper, cut out the inside with the 12-inch Trimmer, leaving a 1” frame. Adhere to the top of the strips/cardstock piece. Step 4: Cut three photo mats from red hemp designer paper to measure 4-1/4"" x 5-1/4"" and (2) 4-1/4"" x 3-1/4"". Adhere to the layout, overlapping them. Step 5: Cut a large mat in half. Adhere to the layout, tucking in with the photos. Step 6: Adhere stickers and embellishments as desired, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 7: Journal as desired. What are some of your most cherished beachfront or oceanfront memories? Will you dip your creative toe into making this seaside scrapbook layout? Tell us in the comments down below! "," I need to laugh, and when the sun is outI've got something I can laugh aboutI feel good, in a special wayI'm in love and it's a sunny day Who out there loves sunny days?! We sure do, and when you combine that with a bit of saltwater, sandy toes and a hint of a cooling breeze in the air, then there's a lot to swoon over! Well today, get ready to ride a happy, creative wave for your next project paradise: a seaside scrapbook","Nautical, Ocean, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Seaside Collection, Vacation","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/seaside_papers_1920x1080.jpg,64529 "Harvest a Field Of Memories On This Fall Scrapbook Layout: Croptoberfest 2021",melissaullmann,"2021-09-29 15:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/29/harvest-a-field-of-memories-on-this-fall-scrapbook-layout-croptoberfest-2021/," Just like the thrilling twists and turns of a corn maze, we’re in the thick of an awesome Croptoberfest season! Many scrappers like you have been on the path toward superb creativity this 2021 Croptoberfest and events are happening all the time near you, from virtual to in-person and hybrid events!* Crisp designs, warming tones, fields of fresh details — it’s all here in the Croptoberfest 2021 collection for you to snuggle up with! Take a look for yourself with this fall scrapbook layout and accent your autumnal adventures today!*If you would like to attend a Croptoberfest event (virtual, in-person or hybrid events), you can connect with an Advisor near you using our handy Advisor Locator search on the website. US | CA | AU To create this layout you will need: Croptoberfest 2021 Project Recipe™ Kit or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Croptoberfest Laser Cut Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Croptoberfest 2021 Cardstock Sampler Pack (Autumn Hay Shimmer Solid & Hot Fudge Solid) or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Croptoberfest 2021 Journal Template or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Deep Purple & Pure Brown Dot Tip Pens or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Makeup sponge Take a closer look at all the Croptboerfest products in the video below! https://youtu.be/QPQourm95H0 Step 1: Cut four strips of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock to measure 11-3/4"" x 1/4"". Adhere behind the dashed openings on the sunflowers laser-cut paper. Step 2: Cut a piece of Autumn Hay Shimmer Solid Cardstock to measure 11-3/4"" x 11-3/4"". Adhere behind the sunflowers laser-cut paper. Step 3: Adhere photos to the openings: (1) 6"" x 4"" and (2) 3-3/4"" x 3-3/4"". Step 4: Cut a piece of the on-the-vine pumpkins and florals paper to measure 7-1/2"" x 5-1/2"". Cut out the inside, leaving a 1/2"" frame. Adhere around the opening for the 6"" x 4"" photo. Step 5: Using the Pure Brown Dot Tip Pen, rub the “dot” end of the pen on a makeup sponge. Dab over the top of sunflower shape on the Croptoberfest Journal Template to create a stamped effect on the plaid paper. Remove the template and cut with scissors around the sunflower. Adhere to the layout using Foam Squares. Step 6: Using the golden yellow blooms paper and the Croptoberfest Journal Template, trace the inside of the sunflower with the Deep Purple Dot Tip Pen. Use the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Red Blade to cut around this piece. Adhere to the middle of the sunflower. Journal as desired. Step 7: Using the green leaves paper and the Deep Purple Dot Tip Pen, trace and draw cross-hatched marks on the leaf shapes on the Croptoberfest Journal Template. Cut around the leaves with scissors. Adhere by tucking under the sunflower. Step 8: Adhere stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. What fun things have you done this Croptoberfest season? Does this fall scrapbook layout have you feelin’ the changing leaves and crisp breeze? Type up your replies and share with us today! "," Just like the thrilling twists and turns of a corn maze, we’re in the thick of an awesome Croptoberfest season! Many scrappers like you have been on the path toward superb creativity this 2021 Croptoberfest and events are happening all the time near you, from virtual to in-person and hybrid events!* Crisp designs, warming tones, fields of fresh details — it’s all here in the Croptoberfest 2021 collection for you to s","Autumn, Croptoberfest, Dot Pens, Fall, Journal Template, Laser Cut Paper, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Croptoberfest2021_Collection2_1920x1080.jpg,68085 "Pocket Your Memories Upon This 8×8 Scrapbook Layout — Literally","Krislyn Mattei","2021-09-28 15:30:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/28/pocket-your-memories-upon-this-8x8-scrapbook-layout-literally/," Say “Peekaboo! I see you!” to your beloved photos and memories with Peekaboo Pockets™! Okay, maybe you don’t have to say that, but you’ll love these pockets as a surprise, interactive element of efficiently packing your album pages with an extra dynamic layer of photos, journal boxes, artwork, memorabilia and more. (No more leaving memories off a page due to a lack of space!) And when you’re working with a smaller 8×8 scrapbook album, you want to slide in as many good times as you can! Check out this 8×8 scrapbook layout that showcases the power of Peekaboo Pockets™! Psst, want to learn more about Peekaboo Pockets™? Then view this video to get the inside scoop of how these clear pockets make your pages come alive! To create this layout you will need: Tie Dye Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Denim Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)You Got This Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)8×8 Refill Page and Page Protector or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)4×6 Peekaboo Pockets™ or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Cut a piece of faded denim texture tonal paper to 8″ x 8″ to create the base for this layout. Step 2: Crop two photos to 3″ x 4″ and adhere to the right side of the layout. Step 3: Adhere a small rainbow-lined mat on top of a large dark denim mat. Apply adhesive and slide behind the photos at an angle, as shown. Journal and add stickers as desired. Step 4: Cut a 5″ x 1/2″ strip from a lemon yellow dots mat. Adhere to the top of the layout. Cut a 5″ x 1/4″ strip from the same mat and adhere to the bottom of the layout. Cut a 5″ x 1/2″ strip from the “XO” mat and adhere above the bottom lemon yellow dots strip. Cut a 5″ section from a sneakers border sticker and mount on top. Add the “Remember forever” sticker with Foam Squares. Step 5: Adhere layout to an 8×8 refill page and slide the page protector on. Step 6: Slide two photos into a 4×6 Peekaboo Pocket™. Remove the adhesive backing and place the pocket on top of the page protector over the journal box as shown. Have you ever tried out Peekaboo Pockets™? What are your thoughts on this 8×8 scrapbook layout? Tell us your viewpoints in the comments section! "," Say “Peekaboo! I see you!” to your beloved photos and memories with Peekaboo Pockets™! Okay, maybe you don’t have to say that, but you’ll love these pockets as a surprise, interactive element of efficiently packing your album pages with an extra dynamic layer of photos, journal boxes, artwork, memorabilia and more. (No more leaving memories off a page due to a lack of space!) And when you’re working with","8x8 Album, 8x8 Layout, Friends, Page Layout, Peekaboo Pockets, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking, Teenagers, You Got This Collection","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas,Tools & Techniques",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/8x8_Scrapbook_Layout_Creative-Memories3.jpg,68130 "Pick of the Creative Patch: Fall Scrapbook Layout",melissaullmann,"2021-09-27 16:15:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/27/pick-of-the-creative-patch-fall-scrapbook-layout/," There’s something special about the sights, smells and tastes of autumn — from hopping on hayrides to sipping hot and cinnamony apple cider, walking atop crunchy fallen leaves to navigating through corn mazes… and more! One of the most enduring autumnal traditions for many is going to a pumpkin patch to choose your very own pumpkin(s) to carve and don your front steps! Yes, harvesting these orbs of farm-fresh fun do make for great memories with your kids and grandkids — and you can see how you can take those autumnal afternoons at the local pumpkin patch and make this fall scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: It’s Fall Y’all Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Light Gray & Navy Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Navy Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use the olive green dashes designer paper as the base for this layout. Step 2: Cut a piece of Light Gray Solid Cardstock to measure 10-3/4"" x 10-3/4"".  Step 3: Cut seven pieces from various designer and tonal papers to measure 1"" x 10-1/4"".  Step 4: Cut five pieces from various designer and tonal papers to measure 3/4"" x 10-1/4"".  Step 5: Adhere the strips randomly on the cardstock, leaving a 1/4"" mat around the pieces. Adhere the piece of cardstock to the layout. Step 6: Cut a piece of the marigold ledger tonal paper to measure 10-3/4"" x 2"". Adhere to the layout, just below the piece of cardstock with the strips. Step 7: Adhere a border sticker along the seams of the cardstock and ledger paper. Step 8: Cut photo mats to measure (2) 4-1/4"" x 3-3/4"" and (1) 4-1/4"" x 6-1/4"" from Navy Solid Cardstock. Step 9: Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Step 10: Journal as desired. Do you visit your local pumpkin patch every autumn? What do you like about this fall scrapbook layout? Tell us in the comments below! "," There’s something special about the sights, smells and tastes of autumn — from hopping on hayrides to sipping hot and cinnamony apple cider, walking atop crunchy fallen leaves to navigating through corn mazes… and more! One of the most enduring autumnal traditions for many is going to a pumpkin patch to choose your very own pumpkin(s) to carve and don your front steps! Yes, harvesting these orbs of farm-fresh fun do mak","Autumn, Fall, It's Fall Yall Collection, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Pumpkin Patch, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking","Page Layout Ideas,Product Tips and Ideas,Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/itsfallyall_papers_1920x1080.jpg,66893 "Win Custom Products — September Virtual Crop: Digital Edition Challenges!","Creative Memories","2021-09-24 09:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/24/win-custom-products-september-virtual-crop-digital-edition-challenges/," Welcome to the September Virtual Crop: Digital Edition! It's going to be so much fun creating together, and you'll have the opportunity to WIN a Custom Album Cover, Custom Refill Pages OR a COMPLETE Custom Album! The event will run from now through Sunday at 11:59pm CT in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (click here to join), and you'll get to: Learn how to create digital scrapbook products on the Creative Memories website — no additional software is needed!Enjoy elevated support from our team as we’re available to answer your questions. Digital first-timers, this is a great event for you!Have FUN connecting with other digital croppers. Sound like fun?! Let's get started! Here's a quick three-minute overview of how the event will run: https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/z6g5r49vxe View Video Larger ➤ If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop: Digital Edition, you can get all the details about Virtual Crops: Digital Edition in this blog post, including how to participate, tips on how to take screenshots, examples of challenges and prizes and more. A Few Important Things to Know: This blog post has ALL FIVE of the challenges for the event. You can work at your own pace! We have provided a suggested schedule below to pace yourself to complete all five challenges to maximize your chances to win a prize. Limited-time 2-Page Custom Refill Pages are available NOW, as well as Custom Wall Calendars! Our limited-time 2-Page Custom Refill Pages are available right now (with Croptoberfest and Halloween themes OR design from scratch!), and when you purchase them, you'll receive a FREE mini pack of Croptoberfest Embellishments with your order (16-pack Custom Refill Pages also qualify for the mini pack of embellishments). But — this offer is only available until Sept. 28 at noon CT! Also, Custom Wall Calendars are available again for a limited time (North America only) and you can get them at a discounted price until Sept. 28 at noon CT. There is no better time to get started than during the Digital Crop! View promo details: US | CA | AU During the challenge times below, there will be support available in the Creative Memories Virtual Crop Group. In addition to sharing your progress in the Facebook Group, feel free to ask questions and connect with other digital croppers! Our Creative Memories team will be there to help you through your project and see your sketch to the finish line.Challenge #1: 9am CT Friday (12am AET Saturday)Challenge #2: 11am CT Friday (2am AET Saturday)Challenge #3: 1pm CT Friday (4am AET Saturday)Challenge #4: 9am CT Saturday (12am AET Sunday)Challenge #5: 11am CT Saturday (2am AET Sunday)The NEW Croptoberfest 2021 and It's Fall, Y'all Themes are LIVE: We know you are excited to get started on your digital and custom projects and these two new themes are ready for you! How to Participate: Create a Digital Artwork layout or Custom Theme project following the five sketches below. Please watch the videos — they explain the challenges and will be helpful to learn how to create the challenge in the Creative Memories Designer! (If you prefer to scrapbook traditionally, you can still join and do the sketches but you will not be eligible for prizes. But, we encourage you to try out something new!) Take a screenshot of your completed project. (Instructions for Mac | PC)Post your screenshot on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group AND add  #CMDigitalVCSept1, #CMDigitalVCSept2, #CMDigitalVCSept3, etc., to the caption/comments. You will add the hashtag that matches the challenge you are submitting to qualify to win the prize for that challenge. Feel free to use other hashtags as well such as #CreativeMemories, but BE SURE to include #CMDigitalVCSept1, #CMDigitalVCSept2, etc., so we can find your post. For Instagram users, you will need to add the hashtag as well so your post can be found that way.You have the entire event to submit your projects for the challenges, but all submissions must be received by Sunday, Sept. 26, at 11:59pm CT (Monday, 27 Sept., at 2:59pm AET for Australia). Keep refreshing the Virtual Crop Facebook Group to see others’ masterpieces! The Prize for All 5 Challenges Prize for all five challenges of the Virtual Crop: Digital Edition will be a COUPON to print your Custom Album Cover OR Custom Refill Pages OR a Complete Custom Album for FREE — it will be your choice from these three options! We award one (1) prize for each challenge randomly, but we make sure that all the challenge requirements have been met first (i.e., that the sketch was followed and it uses predominantly CM products). Challenge #1: Create a Custom Album Cover (Front Cover, Spine and Back Cover) Starts at 9am CT Friday (12am AET Saturday) or start on your own! Please note: If your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Album Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately). Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #1: https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/77pctxppw8 View Video Larger ➤ For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Album Covers, search the FAQ or ask us on the Facebook Group or on chat support! CM Custom Designer with Homestead and Spring Cottage Challenge #2: Create a Layout | One-Page Design Starts at 11am CT Friday (2am AET Saturday) or start on your own! Please note: If your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Album Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately). Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #2: https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/8as01xt2kt View Video Larger ➤ For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Refill Pages, search the FAQ or ask us on the Facebook Group or on chat support! CM Custom Designer with Spring Cottage Challenge #3: Create a Two-Page Layout Starts at 1pm CT Friday (4am AET Saturday) or start on your own! Please note:  If your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Album Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately). Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #3: https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/662utp6hli View Video Larger ➤ For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Refill Pages, search the FAQ or ask us on the Facebook Group or on chat support! CM Custom Designer with Homestead and All My Love Challenge #4: Create a Layout to Add Physical Memorabilia Starts at 9am CT Saturday (12am AET Sunday) or start on your own! Please note: If your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Album Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately). Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #4: https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/fdkgccrqxz View Video Larger ➤ For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Refill Pages, search the FAQ or ask us on the Facebook Group or on chat support! CM Custom Designer with Grand Slam Challenge #5: Create a Calendar Page or Refill Page with Tonal Elements Starts at 11am CT Saturday (2am AET Sunday) or start on your own! Please note: If your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Album Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately). Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #5: https://creativememories.wistia.com/medias/paezx3m9vg View Video Larger ➤Check out more memorabilia demos ➤ For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Refill Pages, search the FAQ or ask us on the Facebook Group or on chat support! CM Custom Designer with Homestead Did you have fun? Keep an eye out for upcoming Virtual Crop events! “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou "," Welcome to the September Virtual Crop: Digital Edition! It's going to be so much fun creating together, and you'll have the opportunity to WIN a Custom Album Cover, Custom Refill Pages OR a COMPLETE Custom Album! The event will run from now through Sunday at 11:59pm CT in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (click here to join), and you'll get to: Learn how to create digital scrapbook products on the Creative Memories we",,"Project Ideas",http://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/virtualcrop_digitaledition_960x540-2.jpg,67993 "Feel the Flower Power With This Sunflower Scrapbook Layout","Creative Memories","2021-09-23 16:00:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/23/feel-the-flower-power-with-this-sunflower-scrapbook-layout/," Did you know that the National Garden Bureau designated 2021 as the ""Year of the Sunflower?!"" On that note, here at CM, sunflowers are the main design factor for many aspects of the Croptoberfest 2021 collection! It’s hard to not love these brilliant blooms — they radiate a cheeriness and positivity and they grow strong and tall. Sunflowers earned their common name because their big, joyful heads follow the movement of the sun across the sky easy to west, and then returns at night to face the east, ready again for the morning sun (aka, heliotropic). Turn your direction to sunflowers this autumn — from the massive meadows, pretty pastures and fertile fields — and partake in some bloomin’ photo ops. And after — make this sunflowers scrapbook layout! To create this layout you will need: Field of Sunflowers Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) Step 1: Use a piece of fully blossomed sunflower paper as the base of the layout. (Tip: To save paper and reduce bulk, you may wish to cut out the inside section of this piece using the 12-inch Trimmer and creating a 1"" frame.) Step 2: Cut a piece of marigold dots paper to measure 10-1/2"" x 10-1/2"" and adhere to the base piece. Step 3: Cut a piece of green plaid paper to measure 10"" x 10"" and adhere to the marigold dots piece. Step 4: Cut two photo mats from the marigold dots paper to measure 4"" x 4"". Cut and adhere photos to the mats that measure 3-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" and adhere to the bottom half of the layout. Step 5: Cut a photo mat from the woodgrain paper to measure 6"" x 4"". Cut and adhere a photo that measures 5-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" and adhere to the upper-left section of the layout. Step 6: To create the photo corners, first cut 1-1/2"" x 1-1/2"" squares. Then, cut in half diagonally from corner to corner. Adhere to the photo corners as desired. Step 7: Cut a piece of brown speckled paper to measure 2-1/2"" x 3-1/2"" for the journal box. Step 8: Cut two pieces of patterned paper to measure approximately 2-1/2"" x 1"" & 2"" x 3/4"". Gently fold one end, angling the scissors to cut, and create a flag in each piece of paper. Adhere these pieces slightly under the large photo mat and overlapping the journal box. Step 9: Journal as desired with a Brown Dual-Tip Pen. What do you like most about sunflowers? Will you be making this sunflower scrapbook layout? Share your thoughts, ideas and opinions in the comments below! "," Did you know that the National Garden Bureau designated 2021 as the ""Year of the Sunflower?!"" On that note, here at CM, sunflowers are the main design factor for many aspects of the Croptoberfest 2021 collection! It’s hard to not love these brilliant blooms — they radiate a cheeriness and positivity and they grow strong and tall. Sunflowers earned their common name because their big, joyful heads follow the movement of th","Autumn, Fall, Family, Field of Sunflowers Paper Pack, Kids, Page Layout, Project Ideas, Scrapbook Layout, Sunflowers","Page Layout Ideas,Project Ideas",https://blog.creativememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/FieldofSunflowers_1920x1080.jpg,68025 "Lay Your Memories on the Line: 8x8 Scrapbook Layouts","Krislyn Mattei","2021-09-22 15:45:00",https://blog.creativememories.com/2021/09/22/lay-your-memories-on-the-line-8x8-scrapbook-layouts/," 8x8s really are great, especially when you use the 8x8 Line It Up Recipe Template! Yes, they are a bit smaller than a regular 12x12 template or page, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pack a full page of stories and fun! Speaking of 8x8s, have you placed your orders for the latest-and-greatest (and totally stunning!) 8x8 albums? Your 8x8 scrapbook layouts will be a perfect fit inside these beauties. Check out how you can use the 8x8 Line It Up Recipe Template to make bold projects… no matter how you turn it! To create these layouts you will need: It’s Fall, Y’all Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Tone-on-Tone Paper or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)It’s Fall, Y’all Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Full Moon Fun Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)Full Moon Fun Stic