Simplicity never goes out of style, but sometimes we crave extra interest and intrigue… which can be accomplished through Recipe Templates! Recipe Templates are scrapbooking stencils that serve as a guide to trace, cut and piece together a plethora of pretty projects in a snap. Today’s blog features the latest Quilted Knot Recipe Template, making way for an intricate, intertwining and clean line design. And when you pair it with some vibrant papers (like the Totally Tonal papers!), you’re in for eye-catching and professional-looking statements. (And definitely some “Oh my gosh, how did you do that?!” exclamations from people who flip through your albums!) See for yourself with blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu’s geometric scrapbook layout idea!Continue reading Intertwining and Designing: Geometric Scrapbook Layout
Crikey! Have you seen the new Australia Map Recipe Template?! If you have ever visited Australia or have the pleasure of living there, it’s a must-have for making one-of-a-kind layouts like today’s project for your authentically Aussie memories! And with Australia Day right around the corner, there’s no time like the present to try it out!Continue reading Make One-of-a-Kind Layouts with the Australia Map Recipe Template
In the wise words of Roman orator, scholar and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”
The ancients knew about gratitude. Our parents and parent figures taught us about gratitude — it’s one of the first big life lessons we learn… to be grateful for who and what we have in life. To appreciate the big things, like a job promotion or a roof over our heads, and the small things, like having a good hair day or the sound of the pouring rain. Gratitude means counting your blessings, and better yet, research has shown that an attitude of gratitude can enhance positive moods and emotions, build stronger relationships, decrease stress and improve overall health and wellbeing. While many of us express a lot of gratitude this time of year, especially since November is National Gratitude Month, it’s important to make it a year-round habit. And when you want to give a shout-out to what you’re thankful for, then the I Am Grateful Project Recipe™ Kit is your feel-good answer. Check out this gratitude scrapbook layout from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and think of what life wins, people and experiences you would highlight!Continue reading Give Thanks Today and Every Day With This Gratitude Scrapbook Layout
To put it simply, snowflakes are hexagonal crystal structures of ice. But to expand on that… they’re snow much fun to make frosty memories with — sweeping your arms and legs on the ground to make snow angels, rolling into cool orbs to have snowball fights with friends, skiing down a slick slope and much more. And to celebrate this wonder, use the Starflake Recipe Template, like blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu did! (Psst, that recipe template is also great for projects based around graduation, special occasions or awards, anniversaries and more!) But, check out Sachiyo’s snowflake scrapbook layout see how your wintertime experiences and Polar-oids can shine!Continue reading Weather New Wonders With This Snowflake Scrapbook Layout
“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” — Aristotle
There’s something so lovely about the first snowfall of winter. Yes, it does mean the start of longer, colder months, but as those fluffy white flakes slowly drift down to blanket the Earth with crystalline patterns, many cannot help but become entranced at the magical meteorology. And after that fresh snow cloaks the landscape, go for an evening walk — your boots make crunching sounds, the air is crisp and the snow is glistening in the moonlight. See? Magic.
Today’s blog is all about the beauty of snow (before we have to shovel if off the driveway!), so bundle up and take a look at this snowflake scrapbook layout!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign that first began in 1985. Fast forward to 1992, and this world health issue connected to what is arguably one of the most well-known symbols of our time: the pink ribbon. And whether you display those powerfully pink ribbons, participate in fundraising walks and runs, aid in helping a friend schedule a mammogram and other encouraging, I’m-there-for-you movements, this month is a key time for promoting breast cancer awareness and the importance of research, early detection, prevention and life-changing support. So as we enter the month of October, let’s pay tribute to the fighters, survivors, the lives that have been lost and the caregivers along the way and show awareness with this breast cancer scrapbook layout.Continue reading Represent a Symbol for Hope, Strength and Awareness: Breast Cancer Scrapbook Layout
8x8s really are great, especially when you use the 8×8 Line It Up Recipe Template! Yes, they are a bit smaller than a regular 12×12 template or page, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pack a full page of stories and fun! Speaking of 8x8s, have you placed your orders for the latest-and-greatest (and totally stunning!) 8×8 albums? Your 8×8 scrapbook layouts will be a perfect fit inside these beauties.
Check out how you can use the 8×8 Line It Up Recipe Template to make bold projects… no matter how you turn it!
Farmhouse style is warm and approachable, just like the feeling that most people want in their home for themselves and for their guests! And that’s exactly the sentiment you get with the Homestead collection with its designs of reclaimed wood and rustic accents, greenery, neutral hues and more. Combine these elements with the Roundabout Recipe Template, and you’ll loop together a stunning layout that is sure to welcome your photos and precious homestead memories. Take a peek at this farmhouse scrapbook idea to see how!Continue reading Welcome Your Memories With This Farmhouse Scrapbook Idea
Snapdragons. Bells of Ireland. Peonies. Bluebells. Gardenias. Marigold. Dahlias. Azalea. Sunflowers. Chrysanthemum. Lavender. Myrtle. The list goes on and on and on with flowers and greenery. And just like these budding blooms and lush leaves, endless scrapbooking opportunities can always be pruned and grown, especially with the Botanical Burst collection! If you want to bloom forth brilliance with your next project, dig into that collection (including the Botanical Burst Recipe Template) by giving this summer scrapbook layout a go!Continue reading This Summer Scrapbook Layout Is a Budding Beauty
The first Saturday in May is the special day scrapbookers across the globe look forward to — National Scrapbook Day! Well, cue the drumroll (and designs!) because 2021’s National Scrapbook Day (“NSD”) is this Saturday! If you’ll be looking for a way to commemorate the photo celebrations, layout ideations and album creations from the comfort of your craft room, we’ve got the perfect way for you to crop away on the best day of the year!
Join us on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group to take on an #NSD2021 pop-up sketch challenge with TWO layouts that you can create to win YOUR CHOICE of one of two NSD-themed prizes! (Hint: We also have step-by-step instructions to create the layouts in this blog post if you’d prefer to do it that way.)Continue reading Take On the National Scrapbook Day #NSD2021 Sketch Challenge