Illuminate Bright Ideas With These Summer Crafts: Scrapbook Borders and Card

Early dawns, longer sunlit days, shorter nights — summer is a sun-soaked sensation of a season! Whether you’re in the Northern Hemisphere currently enjoying fun-in-the-sun memories or in the Southern Hemisphere dreaming of warm-weather delights, the Summertime collection will have you walking (and crafting!) on sunshine all year round! Check out these summer crafts — scrapbook borders and a card — and illuminate bold ideas that really turn up the heat!

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Go Wild for Paw-some Animal Tracks Crafts

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Animals are everywhere in this world, from snow-covered mountains to the thick depths of a forest and even your very own backyard! Animals are awe-inspiring, and if you have photos and memories regarding to hiking, nature walks, trips to the zoo and camping (especially when paired with the Happy Camper collection, like these animal tracks crafts do!), then the Animal Tracks Border Maker Cartridge is a paw-some tool you’ve got to add to your craft room! Go wild!

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2+2+2 = An Abundance of Craft Ideas For You!

Two cards, two borders and two double-page spreads for each of the TWO fantastic You-Pick-It Promo Bundles?! Now that’s what we call two-riffic!

Today’s blog post comes to you from CM Independent Advisor Lauren Hinds and features craft ideas for using the two You-Pick-It Bundles — you won’t want to miss it!

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These Barbed Wire Scrapbook Crafts Will Add Sharp Style

For ranchers and farmhands, barbed wire has helped keep livestock within property lines rather than letting the animals graze and roam upon the open range. Well today, we want your creativity to have open range and roam carefree! Get ready for a rustic refresh, country charm and farmhouse finesse, for the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge paired with the Homestead collection will do just that (and with ease!). Check out these barbed wire scrapbook crafts — they’re sure to look extra sharp!

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Create Shipshape Layouts With These Anchor Crafts Featuring The Anchor Punch

Anchors have been used for eons as a way to keep boats from drifting off into the vast sea (or even your local lake!) and against currents. And while the anchor is obviously a symbol for open waters and sailing, the anchor also represents hope, stability, security, new journeys, determination, eternal love and loyalty. No matter what an anchor means to you, CM’s Anchor Punch will surely create shipshape projects that dock great detail! Cruise onward with these anchor crafts to see how!

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Bring on a New Shade of Style With These Leaf Crafts

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

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Say Yay to the USA With These Independence Day Scrapbook Projects

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

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Crafting with Fringe: DIY Cards and Scrapbook Borders

Wowza, the Fringe Border Punch and Fun in the Sun Texture Paper Pack bundles from the current spend/get promo have been flying off the shelves here at CM HQ! (Hurry before they are gone for good!) With this much promo excitement, it only makes sense to show you a few projects that showcase the fringed, frilled fêtes of the punch! See how crafting with fringe — two DIY cards and two scrapbook borders — add an eye-catching dimensional look!

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Galactic, Great and Geometric: Try Out These Outer Space Scrapbook Borders

Whether you enjoyed geometry class in school or not, decorating with geometric shapes can be an easy A, especially when you use the Geometric Frame Punch! Geometric patterns are widely considered to be an appealing style when it comes to design, from graphic design to interior design (and even scrapbooking!), and the shapes can give a sense of stability, futurism and minimalism, while also adding a bit of boldness. Ready to feel bold with your borders and futuristic with your frame game? Then take a look at these three geometric and galactically cool outer space scrapbook borders!

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Pump Up the Extra in Extraterrestrial With These Outer Space Crafts

Want to add some extra extraterrestrial appeal to your layouts? Well, you can with the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set! This set of mini punches comes with various punch shapes — a star, individual flower petal, a heart, crescent moon and large and small circles — to easily assemble a variety of cute space characters, critters and animals, flowers or whatever else comes to mind! See how to pair these pint-sized punches with the Outta This World collection in these outer space crafts — they’re sure to blast off your imagination!

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