Although they sort of look like it, sketches don’t have to be black-and-white. When we show a layout alongside a sketch, it isn’t meant to be an exact map for how your layout should look. It’s meant to be more of a guide. You can make any changes to a sketch that you want — in fact, we encourage it! Take a look at the four sketches in the Weekly Sketch Round-Up and let us know what changes and modifications you would play with to make them your own!Continue reading Weekly Sketch Round-Up Sept. 9-13
Where is the first place your mind goes when you see an exciting new sketch or layout idea? Are you thinking about all the photos you can use with it? Is your mind shooting out tons of new ideas you can incorporate into your albums at a breakneck speed? Or are you simply thinking, “Okay, how quickly can I get into my crafting room to get started?” No matter what you think, we hope you’re able to channel those thoughts into creative expression with these four sketches — it’s time for the Weekly Sketch Round-Up!Continue reading Weekly Sketch Round-Up Sept. 2-6
Who says you need a special occasion to send someone a card? With the right papers and a little bit of creativity, you can create a card that’s appropriate for any event, celebration or occasion! Want to see an example? Blog contributor Noreen recently took on the challenge of coming up with some DIY card ideas that are as versatile as they are striking — check them out!Continue reading Create Simple, Yet Stunning DIY Cards for Any Occasion!
Let’s be honest, there’s a time and place for a plain, simple card. But for those other times and other places, we want the sentiment with the style! There’s nothing like a fun, spunky card that showcases the thought and effort that was put into making it. Taking your creativity to the top is easy with the happy hues of the Rainbow Rush collection! It’s the perfect place to start as you make your DIY rainbow card ideas a reality and send pops of personality and pizzazz to friends and family!Continue reading Send Pops of Personality with these DIY Rainbow Card Ideas
Life is better on the water. You spend your days lounging, relaxing and listening to the lapping waves — it’s all so picture perfect and sometimes a postcard just won’t do it justice. In those moments, let DIY do all the work! With the Deep Blue Sea collection, you can fashion some DI-wonderfully water-filled cards that would make any landlubber green with envy. (Side note: Did you know the term is actually landlubber, not land-lover??) Check out these nautical card ideas and try these coastal creations yourself!Continue reading Take a Dip into DIY with these Nautical Card Ideas
For students, summertime means one thing: Freedom! For scrapbookers, summertime means something else: Having the freedom of inspiration to craft and create. There are so many memories to be made in the summertime, that come fall, your album will be nice and full. As for those summer scrapbook layouts, how will you add the finishing touches to them? By adorning them with some summer scrapbook borders, of course! Check out these summer scrapbook border ideas along with this DIY summer card and get creating!
Father’s Day is just around the corner in North America — do you have your card picked out? If not, don’t panic – you can make a custom Father’s Day card for your dad that reflects his personality and passions! These three cards all use simple paper shapes cut to the same size, but with a few small changes, they turn into completely different cards tailored just to Dad! Learn more about how to create these DIY Father’s Day cards below and show some love to the main man in your life.
They say when it comes to giving gifts, it’s the thought that counts. What better way for a crafter to show how much they care than with a DIY card? With Mother’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to learn how to create a fun, spring-themed DIY Mother’s Day card that mom is sure to love! Find out how in today’s post!
Isn’t scrapbooking the best way to spend a day?! The finished challenges from the last round look absolutely fantastic – thanks again to everyone who is joining us today!
Now, let’s keep the momentum going with another challenge!
Have you tried out the Essentials 4-Way Punch tool yet? It creates four distinct shapes: a hanger hole punch, a double hole punch, an arch punch and a teardrop burst punch that also rounds out the corner of the page. There are so many different ways that you can use these shapes and this tool — in layouts, cards, crafts and more! Want to see a fun example of how you can use the Essentials 4-Way Punch alongside the Simply Sunshine collection? Check out this DIY card idea that looks even better with the Essentials 4-Way Punch!