Snuggle Down With This Fall Scrapbook Layout And Bear Craft

Apple picking, hayrides, bonfires, crisp breezes, snuggly scarves, pumpkin-spiced drinks, foliage drives — there’s so much to admire about autumn! In fact, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu loves this time of year and wanted to show that appreciation with a fall scrapbook layout (with an added bonus of a bear craft upon it!). Build this autumnally awesome and creatively cute layout with your bear hands today!

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Hit the Books With These Back-to-School DIY Bookmarks

It’s that time of year again — school is back in session in North America! And a new school year means new school supplies, so why not corral the kiddos to craft a few of their own? With reading assignments and textbook studies already in the pipeline, your A+ bookworms are going to need to mark their places in their books and to keep the chapters moving forward! Back to school is totally cool with these DIY bookmarks that you and your students, kiddos, grandkids (and yourself!) can make — from corner flags to popsicle markers… no more dog-earing the corners!

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Spiral Into Wondrous Whirls With These DIY Paper Crafts

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!

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Bring on a Paper Party With These DIY Birthday Cards

The lights dim and suddenly a cake, aglow with candles, is brought out and melodious singing fills the air. The recipient’s face lights up as a sweetly decorated cake is placed in front of him or her. The song ends and someone yells “Make a wish!” The recipient closes their eyes momentarily — huff! The candles are blown out… and it’s time to get the birthday party started!

Just as important as the candles and cake are on birthdays, so are cards! For a special handmade touch, opt to make your next birthday card rather than picking up a generic store-bought card — your friends and family members will surely appreciate the beautiful keepsake and be awestruck by your crafty talent. (Shhh, no need to tell them just how easy it was to make!) Blog contributor Tina Kistinger shows off three DIY birthday cards that look like they could be presents themselves! Take a look below — it’s time for a cardmaking celebration!

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This Gemstone Scrapbook Layout Is a Rock-Solid Stunner

From stories of pirates searching for precious valuables from long ago to miners sifting and panning for gold or silver to those buried backyard quests we played as kids, there’s something exciting and revealing about a good old-fashioned treasure hunt. A few years ago, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and her family went on a trip and visited a mine, which unearthed a new fascination of the hidden treasures of geology and gemstones. As for Sachiyo? Well, it inspired this gemstone scrapbook layout! Rock on, scrappers!

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Marvel at This Magnificent Mandala Scrapbook Layout

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!

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Perfect the Pine With This DIY Christmas Tree Garland

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!

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Gobble Up Some Fun With The Turkey Scrapbook Layout

Special festive events, from Thanksgiving to “Friendsgiving,” Christmas and New Year’s (and all observances in between), have looked a bit different this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little creative fun within your craft room! If you’re looking for a project to feast upon, then blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu has you covered with a layout that’s stuffed with cuteness — check out this turkey scrapbook layout!

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Adorn Your Home With These Autumnal DIY Paper Pumpkin Garlands

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!

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This Two-Page Winter Scrapbook Spread is “Snow” Much Fun

Whether you choose to romp and frolic in freshly fallen snow or appreciate it’s powdery presence through a frosty window (with a warm mug in hand, of course!) there’s no denying the softly swirling and sparkly snowflakes make you pause and take notice of their chilly arrival. Speaking of taking notice, this two-page winter scrapbook spread surely caught our attention! Check it out, and start thinking of how you’ll brr-ing your own wintertime memories to life!

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