#FeatureFriday — Behind the Scenes with the Designer of the Essentials Collection

What was CM Product Designer and Illustrator Alex going for when she set out to design the ultra-popular, ultra-playful Essentials collection? What’s unique about the collection in her eyes and which product does she think people will love the most? In today’s installment of #FeatureFriday, go behind the scenes with Alex to find out all this and more! Intrigued? Read on!

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Create a Breathtaking Back-To-School Scrapbook Layout with Essentials

Summer will soon be winding down, which means that it’s almost time for school to start! The Essentials collection has everything you need to make a beautiful back-to-school layout that captures the essence of that first day of school like never before. In today’s post, check out blog contributor Mati’s back-to-school scrapbook ideas!

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An Essentials Geometric Scrapbook Idea You’ll Love

If you have a penchant for patterned, brightly colored papers, you’ll love the Essentials Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack. It’s full of quirky, geometric, primary-toned goodness that is as versatile as it is fun. It was the simplicity and beauty of the Essentials collection that inspired today’s fantastic geometric scrapbook layout; the creative angle cuts and clever paper placement to create a unique graphic backdrop for your latest fun photos. No matter what type of photos you want to use this layout for, this Essentials classic scrapbook layout is a great choice for your project.

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Play With a Primary Palette with this Essentials Classic Scrapbook Layout

When making a beautiful scrapbook layout, two things you want to pay extra attention to are the colors you use and the tiny details you add to the page. Thankfully, the Essentials collection is rich in both of those things. The Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack has a rich primary palette that feels incredibly classic, and the Accent Paper Pack uses stunning silver foil to add character to any page. You can combine these two paper packs with other products from the Essentials collection to make a primary color scrapbook layout that works with nearly any theme. Read more to find out how!

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