Say Con-GRAD-ulations With These DIY Graduation Cards

Hats off to this year’s graduates! No matter if it’s preschool, high school, college or university, grad school or anything in between, this time marks as a huge accomplishment for these successful scholars and their academic achievement! And to show your grad just how proud you are, why not make them a homemade card (and maybe tuck a little token in as well)? Check out how you can ace your creativity with these DIY graduation cards!

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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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Bring on a Paper Party With These DIY Birthday Cards

The lights dim and suddenly a cake, aglow with candles, is brought out and melodious singing fills the air. The recipient’s face lights up as a sweetly decorated cake is placed in front of him or her. The song ends and someone yells “Make a wish!” The recipient closes their eyes momentarily — huff! The candles are blown out… and it’s time to get the birthday party started!

Just as important as the candles and cake are on birthdays, so are cards! For a special handmade touch, opt to make your next birthday card rather than picking up a generic store-bought card — your friends and family members will surely appreciate the beautiful keepsake and be awestruck by your crafty talent. (Shhh, no need to tell them just how easy it was to make!) Blog contributor Tina Kistinger shows off three DIY birthday cards that look like they could be presents themselves! Take a look below — it’s time for a cardmaking celebration!

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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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Take a Mom-ent to Celebrate a Wonder Woman — Mother’s Day Scrapbook Layout and DIY Mother’s Day Card

Let’s be honest, mothers are superheroes and deserve to be showered with love all year round — but there’s no denying they deserve it a little bit more on Mother’s Day. (Hint, hint: Mother’s Day is this Sunday!) Whether it’s the mom or stepmom who raised you, the mother figure who made a meaningful impact on your life or even a close friend who is a first-time mama, it’s time to stop and say “thank you” to the wonder women in your life! And while generic cards or store-bought gifts can do the trick for the upcoming Mother’s Day celebration, how about trying out this Mother’s Day scrapbook layout or DIY Mother’s Day card (or both!) to really show how much she means to you (and to show off your creativity at the same time)! Happy Mother’s Day!

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It’s a Vine of the Times With These Spring Scrapbook Projects

They’re nature’s finest organic concealers (and have been known to beautifully cover an unsightly fence with trailing greenery and flowers). They offer shade for patios and screen your porch for privacy. They sculpt and design themselves to enhance trellises, pergolas or other architectural elements of a home. They’re vines! And if you’re looking to prune a pretty presence onto your next projects, then combine the Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge with the Spring Cottage collection for a fresh, new take! Here’s a garden of great spring scrapbook projects — a DIY spring card and two spring scrapbook borders!

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Gallop Great Detail With These Horse Scrapbook Projects

The relationship between horses and humans has existed for centuries. Horses have helped plow fields, hauled goods, carried soldiers into battle and trotted adventurers into unknown lands. Many parts of the advancement of life was built on the backs of horses. And to this day, horses still rein as essential powerhouses in many industries, from recreation to diligent duty on ranches and farms. Want to pay homage to these hoofed herbivores? Then check out how CM’s Horse Punch becomes the mane attraction with these horse scrapbook borders, including two horse scrapbook borders and a DIY horse card! Giddy-up!

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Hatch a Plan to Create These Easter Scrapbook Projects

Easter — decorative eggs, candy galore (iconic marshmallow chicks or cream-filled eggs, anyone?), church services, fresh flowers, clothes of pastel perfection — it’s all happening this weekend! To help with the Easter egg-citement, we’ve compiled a roundup of layouts, mini-baskets, cards and more that will even make Peter Cottontail hop down the bunny trail with scrapbooking glee! So, after you load up your Easter baskets, fill up on these Easter scrapbook projects — they’re sure to make some-bunny’s day!

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Express Divine Designs With These DIY Faith Cards

Cards can be a kind and blessed way to share your heart with close friends and loved ones. And when DIY cards also feature glorious elements from the Keep the Faith collection, it’s sure to raise the recipient’s spirit even more! Blog contributor Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe was inspired to create simple, yet stunning cards that gracefully highlight the Keep the Faith Variety Mat Pack and Layered Embellishments — and plenty of pure beauty definitely shines through! (Psst, they would also make for elegant Easter cards!) Take a glimpse at these DIY faith cards and give them a go!

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Send Out Worthwhile Style With These DIY Card Ideas

Cards — while perhaps just simple pieces of paper and a bit of writing, there’s so much meaning behind a card made by hand, for someone was thinking of you, wishing you well or they just wanted to thank you for being you! The thought and care that goes into a handmade card is quite special. Blog contributor Tina Kistinger was in the good old-fashioned (and super creative!) cardmaking mood, and decided to take charge of a couple DIY card ideas that flaunt the gorgeous hues of the Emerald Gemstone collection and classic-looking style of the Alphabet Stamp Kit System! Who would you send these cards to?

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