Create Cards with a Japanese Art Flair

This Japonism Bundle of products is absolutely stunning.  It was inspired by Japanese Art.  It has a soft pastel hue to it, and can be used to create projects for baby, family, a picnic at the park, flowers, outdoors, etc.

Let’s create a couple of cards using these Limited Edition products from our friends in Japan.

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Create a Card: 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch

Cutting corners.

Making it quick…and easy.

This is how most of us love to work, if we are able.

Let us show you how cutting a corner can also be FUN!  … using the 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch to create a beautiful card.

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Luxurious Layered Cards using Forever Yours Scrapbook Collection

Creative Memories new Forever Yours Collection was released just in time for the spring/summer wedding season.  I know that I’ll be attending a few bridal showers and two weddings this summer – one being my son’s – and I’ll need some cards for gift-giving.

I created two beautiful layered cards with lots of texture and pretty details using the Forever Yours Paper, Stickers, Embellishments, Laser Cut Embellishments and Vellum Paper.  Our new 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch added the final pièce de résistance to these cards.

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10 Steps to a Custom Woodland Whimsy Girl Baby Card

I was recently at a baby shower for a friend. The mom-to-be is obsessed with cute foxes, so the location was beautifully decorated with handcrafted woodsy-themed baby decorations, the food was cleverly named with forest creatures in mind (e.g., bare meatballs with sauce served on the side were labeled as Bear Balls), and the games were equally as well-thought-out and personalized for the future mom. The only thing that wasn’t well-thought-out and customized? The baby shower cards.

As I watched her open card after card and gift card after gift card (all bearing the same company name and image, mind you), it dawned on me how special a handmade baby shower card could be.

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5 Sorbet Card Ideas & Tips

What to do on a sunny Saturday morning in the spring? Why, grab a cup of coffee, turn on some inspiring music and pull out your card making supplies!

This past week, I experimented with the Sorbet collection. It features a vibrant set of colors and patterns, and the bold papers make it easy to create one-of-a-kind cards that are bursting with fun!

Bundled together below are a few card making tips, as well as 5 card making ideas for you to try using Sorbet. By just adding a few of the Sorbet Embellishments as complementary accents to the beautiful papers, you can easily have a card done in minutes!

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January Virtual Crop: Challenge 5

What a fabulous day this has been.

Together, we have created hundreds of projects to be added to our scrapbooks with memories that will last a lifetime.

We, here at Creative Memories Home Office thank you for being here with us today. Please make sure to mark the dates for the rest of the 2017 Virtual Crops on your calendars.  We LOVE having a FULL house here.

Without any further delay……

The final challenge.

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January Virtual Crop: Challenge 3

This day is just flying by!

So much of North America is experiencing some beautiful weather this weekend!  Here in Minnesota we are having some unseasonably WARM weather (we are NOT complaining). But, it means that we are longing for Spring–which we know is realistically a few months away. Before we can think about spring, we need to think about Valentine’s Day!  What do you think of when you hear that holiday mentioned?

HEARTS!

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Cake My Day Birthday Cards

Have you gotten your hands on the brand new Cake My Day product Collection? It is — So. Much. Fun! Such bright and bold colours, great patterns, and a funky fresh take on a traditional birthday theme.

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While I absolutely love making cards of all kinds – I sometimes find that whipping up a batch of birthday cards to have on hand for when I don’t have time to create always seems to come in handy. You just never know when a birthday will slip your mind, your little one will come home from school and announce it’s time to go to a birthday party she forgot to tell you about, or life will just be too busy to allow for a bit of time to create a card on demand. When you’ve got a little stack that you can pull from in a pinch it’s nice that you’re still able to show how much you care by giving the recipient a handmade card.

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Mi Amor Cards!

Today I want to share with you one of my absolute favourite fun folds for making cards. It’s called an easel fold. Every time I’ve given an easel card to a friend or family member they are always received with such awe and amazement – when really, it’s such an easy card to make!

So, I chose to use Mi Amor for these cards because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s sort of fun to go all out and make an extra special, handmade card to show the ones you love just how special they are!

As the photos show above – this fun fold will allow your cards to sit on display in a propped up position so that not only does your card front show, but also some of your inside embellishments and any greeting or message you choose to write below your embellishments!

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Virtual Holiday Crop: Welcome and Challenge-Shaker Card

Welcome!

We are SOOOO glad that you joined us for the Holiday Virtual Crop!

We have so many ideas that we hope will inspire you today!

Welcome back to those of you who have virtually cropped with us before, and a BIG warm welcome to all you newbies!

If you are new, you might be asking yourself “What is a Virtual Crop, and WHY am I here?” Yesterday’s blog post helps describe the event.

First and foremost—no need to get out of your jammies!  Just make yourself a cup of tea/coffee, grab a few photos, along with some scrappy supplies!  (Oh, and you will DEFINITELY need some chocolate!)

We will be hosting several challenges right here on the blog, and posting to the events page on Facebook!

(Please SAVE all of your scraps—you will need those for the final challenge!)

Please post your completed pages on the Facebook Events Page to qualify for the door prizes that will be given away at the end of each challenge.  Use the hashtag #CMVirtualHolidayCrop.  If you have any questions, just ask in the comments section of each post either here on the blog or on the Facebook Page.

So, let’s get started!

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