Put the Bow on the Dough with DIY Gift Card Holders

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!

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Show Your Gratitude for the Fallen with these Remembrance Day Scrapbook Layouts

On Remembrance Day, we pay our respect to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. It’s an incredibly important holiday that we should all take the time to observe, even if we don’t know anyone personally who has fallen. Advisors Tammy McEwen from Canada and Jacqui Scott from Australia have a lot of respect for Remembrance Day and they chose to show their gratitude by creating these beautiful Remembrance Day scrapbook layouts. Take a look for yourself!

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Show Pride in Your Country with these Fun Scrapbook Layout Ideas

The first week of July means two things for the majority of North Americans — Canada Day (July 1) and U.S. Independence Day (July 4). People love to take the time to express gratitude and pride while celebrating the country they call home, and these celebrations come jam-packed with fun memories that will last a lifetime. Need some ideas for a Canada Day scrapbook layout or a 4th of July scrapbook layout that can house these photos and memories! You’re in luck — blog contributors Mati and Marja took some time to explain how and why they created these original scrapbook layout ideas. Check them out below!

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Make an Egg-cellent Easter Scrapbook Layout!

We’re so egg-cited, we just can’t hide it – Easter is right around the corner! The pretty pastel shades, the bright and vivid dyed eggs, the joy in the air and the (sometimes) sunny weather makes this a great weekend for everyone who enjoys snapping pictures. You’ll likely be taking plenty of photos during Easter weekend, but what will you do with said photos? Don’t worry, be HOPPY because Kelly from Creative Memories Australia has come up with a fun Easter scrapbook layout that somebunny will love to look at in their album for years to come! Check it out in today’s post! (Oh, and if you’re thinking “For peeps’ sake – enough with the Easter puns already!” don’t worry, that’s all yolks. Seriously, that’s the last one!)

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Kick Off the Holiday Season with this Season’s Greetings Holiday Scrapbook Layout

Isn’t it funny how quickly we shift from Halloween to the holidays? Right when the pumpkins get put away, the poinsettias come out. Thankfully, the new Season’s Greetings collection has all the scrapbooking materials you need to create beautiful holiday-themed scrapbook layouts. In today’s post, contributor Nicole shows how to create a gorgeous two-page holiday scrapbook layout using some of the papers and products that come with Season’s Greetings. Check it out!

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It’s Double Double Toil & Trouble with this Two-Page Pumpkin Spice Halloween Scrapbook Layout

As Halloween creeps closer and closer, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to showcase all of the spooky photos you’ll be taking this year. Thankfully, the Pumpkin Spice collection has what you need to make boo-tiful layouts for all of your photos from the 31st. When you combine Pumpkin Spice with a few other tools and materials, you can make something that looks scary cute! Check out how blog contributor Glenda was able to make a spook-tacular two-page Halloween scrapbook spread using the Pumpkin Spice Collection!

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How’s This for a Fun Fall Craft? Create the Gather Together Wreath

Wreaths are traditionally used in autumn to show a welcoming home and create a pleasant fall aura. They go hand-in-hand with the season, just like the Gather Together collection! Although it is a “scrapbook collection,” you can use Gather Together for all sorts of fun fall crafts! Want to find out how to combine the two and make a beautiful DIY fall wreath project? Read on to learn how!

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Sugarplum Banner Hybrid Style

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I love decorating my scrapbook pages with banners, but I also love to decorate around my home with banners as well.  The Sugarplum Collection has so many beautiful pastel colors that can be used for Christmas, but lots of other occasions as well.

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Home Decor: Create a DIY Rolled Paper Wreath

When I saw the Painted Harvest Collection I thought of the warmness it exuded.

That warm, fuzzy, comfy feeling of home.

Immediately, I had to create something for my home decor.

I wanted to duplicate the paper wreath in which I created for the current catalog using the Cool Serenity Collection.

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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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