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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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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Digital Christmas Cards using Christmas Past

Do you love receiving a personalized card?  I do and I love making them to send to my friends and family at Christmas and all through the year.  We receive so much electronic mail now and opening the mailbox to a personalized card is refreshing!

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Painted Harvest Holiday Envelopes

Nothing makes me happier than using up my scrap paper to put together a card/envelope duo that is going to make a loved one’s day. Last week I shared with you some super fun and simple cards that you could put together using the Painted Harvest collection. Today we are going to make some coordinating envelopes!

For the blog post on how to make the cards jump over HERE!

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For instructions on how to make the envelope check out THIS blog from back in September. The instruction sheet can also be found in PDF form HERE.

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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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Croptoberfest Cards and Scrapbook Layout Ideas

Have you seen the exclusive Croptoberfest product?

The multi-cultural designs of this paper pack is inviting for family photos, picnics, gatherings and so much more!

Even cards.

The papers have a warm and cozy feel to them, which will make the recipient feel so much love when receiving it!

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A Year to Remember Cards & Envelope Tutorial

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I am a frugal crafter… to the extreme. I don’t like throwing out scraps of cardstock or designer paper and nothing makes me happier than maximizing the supplies I have. Today I want to share some tips with you on how I use up some of my scraps from mini albums and scrapbook layouts to create really fun cards!

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Create Beautiful Cards: Creative Memories Natural Elegance Scrapbooking Collection

Cards.

There is so much sentiment and meaning behind a card.

There is even more if you create the card yourself!

It doesn’t have to be difficult.  (…and, really it is not!)

Start with a card base.  I usually use cardstock for this, so that it is sturdy.

Layer on a few stickers or embellishments, and WAAAA-LA!  You have yourself a beautiful card!  Personally, I believe that layering is the key to beauty when making a card. Use those foam squares between each layer!  Just take a look at the dimension.

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