Scrapbook Borders Inspired by Japanese Art

These beautiful Japonism Pastel papers and Natural Laser Cut Embellishment products were designed to honour the influence of Japanese art on Western culture and feature both natural themes and subtle graphics in soft hues.

It was fun showing you how to do a few paper folding techniques, and incorporating them into the borders as well.

Create a few of your own borders, and share with us on social media using #creativememories .

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Challenge 6: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Who doesn’t love to get a beautiful card in the mail?

Well, imagine their face when it is handmade (with love).

Let’s add some sunshine to a loved ones face by creating a window card.

We will show you a couple of different ways to create the “window”, and then we’d love to take a peek into your “window”.

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Challenge 4: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Welcome back!

Now that we have all had our cup or cups of coffee/tea/etc, I am sure that the creative juices are flowing.

Do you love giving small handmade gifts?  This next challenge will be the solution to giving a small, yet meaningful handmade gift for a loved one.

All you have to do is use whatever paper theme you would like, add a few photos, and wrap a ribbon around it, and you have the PERFECT gift!

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Challenge 3: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Happy Saturday!  We are so glad that you are able to join us for the 2017 National Scrapbook Day Virtual Crop!

The sun is shining here in New South Wales, and we are supposed to have a gorgeous Autumn day, but that isn’t going to stop me from doing a little scrapping today.  I am just going to open the windows and let the fresh air flow through the house.

Got your tea?  (….and chocolate?)  I can’t scrap without those 2 basics.  Oh, and some Sweet Potato Chips too.  What about you?  What is your go-to scrapping snack?

Did you get a chance to join us last night to create a couple of projects?  We will be giving those prizes away momentarily……

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Luxurious Layered Cards using Forever Yours Scrapbook Collection

Creative Memories new Forever Yours Collection was released ahead of this year’s wedding season.  I know that I’ll be attending a few bridal showers and two weddings this year – one being my son’s – and I’ll need some cards for gift-giving.

I created two beautiful layered cards with lots of texture and pretty details using the Forever Yours Paper, Stickers, Embellishments, Laser Cut Embellishments and Vellum Paper.  Our new 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch added the final pièce de résistance to these cards.

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A Man’s Best Friend: Paw Print Scrapbook Border

I did not grow up with any pets. Well, a parakeet. Does that count?

Unfortunately, I grew up with asthma and allergies, which meant no extra dander in the house. It made me sad to not be able to even pet the neighbor’s dogs or cats.  I had no idea what I was missing out on until I outgrew the allergies and asthma in my adult years.

My boys begged and begged for a furry friend.

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Easter 2017 Treat Gift Boxes

Easter 2017 is just around the corner. With that, we are hopping around looking for Easter treats for our co-workers and family. We certainly do our fair share of eating sweet treats around the Creative Memories office. Rarely is the lolly jar empty (or maybe it is empty all too often and we’re constantly refilling it; I guess it depends on how you look at it.)

Let us show you how to create a most-adorable gift box for those special little treats using just one piece of Cardstock and one piece of Designer Print Paper. Or, just create the base box and decorate the outer portion of the box with paper and a cute border.

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Challenge 5- Creative Memories Virtual Crop

What a fabulous day this has been.

Together, we have created hundreds of projects to be added to our scrapbooks with memories that will last a lifetime.

We, here at Creative Memories Home Office thank you for being here with us today. Please make sure to mark the dates for the rest of the 2017 Virtual Crops on your calendars.  We LOVE having a FULL house here.

Without any further delay……

The final challenge.

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Challenge 4- Creative Memories March Virtual Crop

We know that you all love a great sketch.

Sketches have so much life in them.  Use different collections each time, and you are sure to have endless possibilities.  You can also rotate the sketch right or left, and get a whole new take on it.

Sketches are created as a “jumping off” point for you.  They can be interpreted exactly or very loosely.  There are not measurements, so you can make it yours.

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Challenge 2-Creative Memories March Virtual Crop

Are you having FUN yet?

We are LOVING all the Custom Cutting System scrapbooking spreads that you are posting on our Facebook Event Page!

Let’s keep moving—so we can get as many projects completed today as possible!  It’s all about the completed projects!  …and having LOTS of fun!

(How many of you are still in your jammies?  We promise we won’t tell!)

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