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!
One of the reasons that we all love scrapbooking is the fact that everybody sees things a little differently. It’s one of the reasons why the sketches posted on our Instagram account are so popular. Everybody envisions something different when looking at a blank canvas like a sketch. This is also true when it comes to tools! The Rolling Hills Border Maker Cartridge was marketed as a BMC that would create borders that look like scenic hills and trees. But, when blog contributor Nicole saw the BMC, she thought of something completely unique. Check out her take on the Rolling Hills BMC by taking a look at the birthday scrapbook layout she made!
A good scrapbook border is what separates a good layout from a great layout. It emphasizes the theme of the layout, adds some extra color and ties the page together as a whole. There are many different borders that you can make that work for a variety of themes by using your favorite CM products. Blog contributor Krislyn recently took on the Basics to Scrapbooking Border Recipe, and she realized just how easy it is to make these beautiful borders. Read on to learn how to create simple scrapbook borders!
The Essentials collection is all about taking things back to the basics. The two paper packs in the collection feature geometric designs and a palette that is great for creating primary scrapbook borders that will add a classic aesthetic to any page you make. Check out these border ideas from Advisor Mati in today’s post!
Music is a crazy thing. A song has the ability to transport you back to a certain time and place and make you feel incredibly nostalgic. The parallels between music and the Essentials collection was clear to blog contributor Sachiyo, which is why she felt it would be perfect for creating a layout for her trip to the Motown Museum. Check out the modern yet vintage scrapbook layout she made!
Your camera is about to be working overtime with photos of first-day-of-school outfits, class portraits, the start of school sports or clubs, recitals, plays, you name it — make sure you have a variety of great school scrapbook supplies to create beautiful layouts that you and the kids will treasure for years to come! There are three CM collections that are perfect for making stunning school-themed scrapbook layouts – take a look in today’s post!
Down… set… HIKE! The college football season officially kicked off last weekend, and with a slew of big-time games this weekend, the forecast calls for plenty of pigskin from now until February. Are your scrapbooks ready? Whether your alma mater takes the field on Saturdays, your favorite professional team takes the field on Sundays or your student-athlete takes the field on Fridays, there are plenty of opportunities for you to fill your albums with football photos this fall. Want to really make these football scrapbook albums stand out? Blog contributor Karen created a beautiful football scrapbook border using the Sunshine Border Maker Cartridge that makes every page look like it came straight from the gridiron. Check it out!
The Essentials collection is all about adding old-school cool to your scrapbook layouts and projects. With a primary palette and papers decorated with classic geometric shapes, you can create blast-from-the-past vintage borders with a modern edge. Read on to learn how to make beautiful classic scrapbook borders for your favorite academic using the Essentials collection, plus get a BONUS outdoor-themed border using Essentials and Fanatic together!
Back-to-school-season is in full swing, and while some kids may not be excited about this, many avid scrapbookers have been looking forward to this time of year due to the plethora of photo opportunities that comes with it and can’t wait to get back to their craft room! But with all those photos, have you ever found that you accumulated so many that you simply couldn’t fit them all onto one page? With the Essentials collection and Peekaboo Pockets™, you can give these projects the feeling of possibilities and excitement – check out the beautiful two-page school scrapbook layout that was created by blog contributor Karen!
As the temperature outside starts to drop, back-to-school sales are starting up and the school year is just around the corner (some have even already started!). How are you going to showcase all of the different memories you make this fall? The Essentials collection has everything you need to create a classic scrapbook layout that will make all your school-related memories look vibrant and beautiful. Read on to learn how to make this Essentials school scrapbook layout and try it for yourself!