I have a new favorite crafting tool! I know that it is hard to pick a favorite when there are so many Cool Tools for Scrapbooking out there, however the Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers is bound to make your list of favorites too. I tried this tool for making handmade envelopes this week for the first time and was able to make a custom sized envelope in under a minute to go with a card that I had previously made. This new article shows you how to use the tool in step by step pictures and also gives you some ideas for getting creative with what types of paper you use to make your own envelopes.
Make your own photo "clipboards" by following the simple step by step directions in this week's new article Photo Display Clip Boards Using Scrapbooking Supplies. Decorate your home using basic supplies and your favorite photos by following these easy instructions. You can customize this project to fit with your home décor by using coordinating patterned scrapbook papers. The photos are easily changed at your whim on this project because they are held in place by a simple clip much like that found on a school or office style clipboard.
Get ready for the next birthday party that you will be throwing by coordinating your treats and decorations with your future scrapbook page! This adorable cupcake topper idea from the We R Memory Makers design team will get you started. Using scrapbook supplies that you may already have on-hand, Rebecca Fellows, shows you how easy it is to make cupcake toppers for a birthday party or other celebration.
Finding time to scrapbook can be the hardest part of the process. This week's new article, 6 Free Scrapbook Page Sketches for Quick Pages, has sketches that arranged by the number of photos that they are designed to hold - from 1 picture all the way up to 6. Click through these free sketches to find inspiration for your next scrapbook page layout.
Trying out a new scrapbooking technique is a great way to jump start your scrapbooking if you have fallen into a rut. This article, 6 Technique Ideas to Jump Start Your Scrapbooking, shares half-a-dozen scrapbook tips and tricks that may be new to you and will make you want to get started scrapbooking once again!
As a scrapbooker you most likely already have everything that you need on-hand to create beautiful, hand-made greeting cards. This week's final installment in the Card Making for Scrapbookers series is Greeting Card Ideas for Scrapbookers and Paper Crafters. It includes links to the other card making articles in the series along with links to articles that show you how to make photo greeting cards, thank you cards, holidays cards, and much more. Many of these articles also include free downloads and patterns to help you finish 0ff your home-made cards.
This week's new article, Baby Greeting Card Ideas and How-To's for Scrapbookers, contains ideas for making a wide variety of baby-themed greeting cards including cards for baby showers, cards to accompany a baby gift, and even shower or birthday party invitations. Here you can find free patterns, quotes, and step by step card making instructions for all things baby.
Love themed scrapbook pages and greeting cards are not just for special days, but can also be for everyday. This week's new collection of card making ideas Love Themed Card Ideas for Weddings, Anniversaries, Valentine's Day, and Everyday is filled with step by step articles, free patterns, and specially selected quotes and poems. All of these resources will make it easier for you to make beautiful hand made greeting cards with love as the theme - perfect for the spring wedding season!
Paper crafters get started on hand-made Christmas cards very early in the year. As I continue to organize all of the wonderful card making ideas here on About.com Scrapbooking, this week's new article Christmas Card Ideas for Scrapbookers and Paper Crafters may seem a little out of season, but it is definitely a list that you will want to come back to for inspiration again and again.
Birthday scrapbooking gives you the opportunity to combine fun, bright colors with some of your favorite embellishments to create pages that celebrate another year. This birthday scrapbook page idea from Bella Blvd does just that using the Birthday Girl Collection of paper and embellishments. The article contains step by step instructions that will allow you to create a page like this for your family album in just minutes.