Spirals and swirls are prevalent throughout many aspects of life, from whirling weather patterns to mollusk shells and galaxies far, far away, as well as some sweet treats like chocolate babka (and a few others listed down below)! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu’s brain was spinning for swirls and made some DIY paper crafts — including a mobile with her kid! So round and round and round we go, where the spiral stops — that’s up to you!Continue reading Spiral Into Wondrous Whirls With These DIY Paper Crafts
Easter is right around the corner, and the preparations are in full swing with adorable bunny decorations, kiddos dyeing eggs (and unavoidably, their hands!) in bright hues and blooms of tulips, lilies and daffodils wafting their floral presence through the air. Even Advisor Jennene Doyle has started prepping for this egg-citing occasion with an Easter scrapbook layout that’s sure to make you crack a smile. In fact, she uses a cool weaving technique, as well as a trick with the Dot Tip Pens — hoppin‘ into action to make beautiful designs. Ready to see what it’s all about?
Mandala, (Sanskrit for “circle”) not only flaunts as a beautifully artistic, geometric design, but can also be a powerful spiritual symbol used in ceremonial rituals, worship, sacred art and meditation. For blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu, her children have created many painted crafts based on dot mandalas, so she was inspired to turn that circular concept into an eye-catching (and elegant!) mandala scrapbook layout — featuring the dazzling Mandala Burst Border Punch, of course!Continue reading Marvel at This Magnificent Mandala Scrapbook Layout
Who says scrapbook supplies can only be used for scrapbooking? For a creative person, these supplies are a blank canvas for all sorts of unique projects, including Christmas decor! Garlands are such a festively fun way to deck out your home — wrapped around a tree, atop the mantlepiece, down the banister and more — and blog contributor Tina Kistinger decided to give the good ol’ fashioned garland her own crafty twist as a mini DIY Christmas tree garland using Creative Memories products!Continue reading Perfect the Pine With This DIY Christmas Tree Garland
The snow globe — the ultimate knick-knack for anyone who adores the beauty of winter. And whether it’s a once-a-year seasonal decor item, a cherished childhood trinket or something you gaze upon in a gift shop (after swirling around, of course), these shakeable souvenirs whisk your into a magical, whimsical winter wonderland no matter where you are! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and her family are big fans of snow globes, which inspired her to create a festive snow globe scrapbook layout that mimics the emblem of the real thing — check it out!Continue reading Shake Up the Season With This Snow Globe Scrapbook Layout
Pumpkins are a symbol of fall — we can bake them, carve them and perhaps get a whiff of them in a scented candle. You can also decorate with them… in garland form! (Yes, really!) Blog contributor Tina Kistinger was feeling the DIY spirit, so she created these DIY paper pumpkin garlands that will make your home look gourd-geous and festive. Check it out below!Continue reading Adorn Your Home With These Autumnal DIY Paper Pumpkin Garlands
Summer is one of the busiest seasons of the year — there are so many places to go and things to do. Even with this hustle and bustle, it’s always good to schedule in and set aside a little crafting — and that includes making simple, yet stunning cards! Blog contributor Tina Kistinger recently came up with some quick and easy DIY summer cards with Electric Summer that can be put together in no time. Check them out!Continue reading Send Warm Thoughts With These Quick and Easy DIY Summer Cards
It’s hard to believe that a new year — and a new decade! — is just a few weeks away! As is tradition, with a new year comes a renewed commitment to getting organized. Often, this resolution (and every other one) falls flat on its face a few weeks into the year, but the 2020 Desk Calendar helps you stay on top of all the important dates and events at a glance in an easy and fun way! Best of all, it’s super cute, quick and easy to assemble and makes a fantastic gift! Check it out below and learn how to put together this DIY desk calendar!
Gift cards take the guess work out of gift-giving. Whether it’s for a niece who’d rather pick out her own clothes or a co-worker you don’t know that well, a gift card covers all the recipient bases! The only drawback is that it can seem a bit impersonal. Thankfully, blog contributor Tina has a solution for that with her DIY gift card holders idea! Check it out!Continue reading Put the Bow on the Dough with DIY Gift Card Holders
The best part about having the crafting bug? You can come up with unique ways to tackle all sorts of everyday challenges — some of which you didn’t even realize needed tackling! Someone who enjoys the imaginative art of DIY sees an entirely world of possibilities when it comes to their day-to-day life, and blog contributor Tina is no exception. She recently took the Memoirs & Memories collection and created handy DIY sticky note holders that look great on any desk or workspace. Check it out!Continue reading Add Industrial Ingenuity to Your Desk with these DIY Sticky Note Holders