Summer Vacation Scrapbook Ideas

Scrapbooking is a great way to document your memories from your Summer vacation OR your Summer “Stay-cation”. Either way – the ideas below are meant to inspire you to create so you can cherish your Summer memories for years to come!

In order to get the creative juices flowing, I’ve created a few digital scrapbook layouts (on polyvore.com) that can be easily customized. I also have a supply list provided at the bottom of this post. The layouts for the scrapbook pages are listed in random order – choose the one that best fits your style!

Simple Summer Layout

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↑ This no-fuss simple layout is great for featuring a vertical photograph. A perfect style for beginners.


Summer Snapshots Layout

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↑ This layout is great if you have 2-4 photographs that you want to put on the same page. If you want the look of Polaroid pictures but don’t have a Polaroid camera, simply frame with white cardstock!


Angled Pics Layout

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↑ Angling photographs gives your scrapbook page added interest. Paired with patterned cardstock and text accents embossed onto Vellum, this layout is whimsical and fun!


Mini Pics Layout with Text

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↑ If you need a place on your scrapbook page to write, stamp, or type text, then this layout will work perfectly. Simply shrink photographs down to size and align on one side, allowing plenty of room for your text!

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Cricut Maker

If you’ll notice, all of the scrapbook layouts shown above have such cute embellishments added to them! Cute embellishments can be easily made using any of the Cricut machines! But, guess what?? Cricut will be releasing their BRAND NEW Cricut Maker machine on August 20th! Please check out the supply list below for links to images and other tools that will make scrapbooking a blast!! Happy crafting! 🙂

Supply List 

Cricut Explore Air 2

“Summer Love” Images

“Life is a Beach” Images

“Doodlecharms” Images

“Lyrical Letters” Font

Glitter Cardstock Sampler

Vellum Sampler

Shop new arrivals from Cricut!

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Lisa Frank-Inspired Card & GIVEAWAY!

EDIT: This giveaway is closed, but you can always visit my Giveaways & More page for ongoing giveaways, freebies, coupons, and more! Winner announced at the bottom of this post.

When I was younger, I absolutely loved the artwork by artist, Lisa Frank. My school pencils and folders were all covered with her art. She also has a few art pieces with animal print, which I love! So, the colors and print of today’s card are inspired by the artwork of Lisa Frank.

P.S. Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post!!

Custom Leopard Backdrop card

For the card we’re making today, you will need the following supplies which are linked below:

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink          Sentiment Stamp

Rectangle Acrylic Block                  Distress Ink Mini Set

Sakura Brush Pen (Black)              Watercolor Paper

Gems or Sequins                               Glue Runner

Glue Dots                                             Scissors

Card Base                                            Cardstock

For full instructions, please refer to my YouTube video below:


Lisa Frank Coloring Book GIVEAWAY!

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I will be giving away a Lisa Frank coloring book to one of YOU! And guess what?? This contest is open internationally!! This contest will only be open for ONE WEEK so get your entries in before August 5, 2017 at 12am CST!  It’s easy to enter using the Rafflecopter widget linked below…↓↓↓

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Thanks for stopping by today! Please feel free to share this post!!

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EDIT: GIVEAWAY WINNER CHOSEN AT RANDOM IS: Darlene H.  – Congratulations!

 

Easy Sticker Card for Christmas in July + GIVEAWAY!

Fast, easy, unique!! This card is super simple and doesn’t take many supplies. In fact, the supplies you will need may already be in your stash. You will only need FIVE supplies for this FIVE-STEP, FIVE MINUTE card!

All you need to do is find the Christmas stickers you want to use… that will be how you will choose your color theme for your cardstock. This card sort of makes itself! 😉 The supplies you will need are…

Glue

Scissors

Cardstock

Washi Tape

Christmas Stickers

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Step-By-Step Instructions:

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STEP 1: Begin by placing six Christmas stickers onto your cardstock.

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STEP 2: Use your scissors to cut a border around the stickers from the cardstock.

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STEP 3: Align stickers onto your card base and adhere down with glue.

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STEP 4: Add a strip of coordinating Washi Tape to the center.

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STEP 5: Finish your card by adding a sentiment sticker OR foam cutout sticker to the center.

It’s THAT easy!! This is a great card for kids and/or beginners to try out. It’s also nice if you are mass-producing similar cards since each card only takes about five minutes to make!

Giveaway!!

To thank all of you for stopping by my blog today, I will be giving away a mini Christmas prize pack with a set of Gold Foiled Christmas Stickers AND a set of Recollections Holiday-Colored Solid Cardstock (10 sheets of 8.5 x 11″ in a variety of colors) to one lucky winner (U.S. residents only). Contest ends on 7/24/17 at midnight CST. Winner will be e-mailed shortly thereafter to claim their prize.

↓↓↓ Easy to enter by clicking the Rafflecopter link below ↓↓↓

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10 Ideas For Your Paper Scraps

Cardstock comes in all colors, sizes, patterns and textures. It is the one supply that paper crafters cannot do without! So, why not make the most of your cardstock?! In this blog entry, we will be discussing 10 fun ideas for your paper scraps and how you can cut down on waste by doing so! 🙂

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Paper Bows

Paper bows are easy to make and are a nice embellishment to add to your cards, scrapbook pages, or gift boxes. These little bows can also double as toppers for paperclips to add a cute, decorative touch. Paper scraps are perfect for bows since only a small amount of paper is needed. You can find free bow templates online or simply purchase a bow punch that does the tedious work for you!

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Shaker Confetti

Shaker cards – an ongoing trend in the card-making world that’s a crowd pleaser! Many crafters fill their shaker cards with sequins… but with a few paper scraps, you can make your own shaker confetti! Simply use a hole punch on your paper scraps and create your own shaker mix! You can use shaped punches or a standard hole punch. Experiment with mixing and matching colors… it’s so fun to customize your own shaker confetti!

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Die Cut Sentiment Banners

I would say that the majority of handmade cards usually include a sentiment on the front of the card. Why not use your paper scraps and make up some sentiment banners ahead of time?! It saves time when making cards. I usually set a side a night or two to go through and die cut all of my small scraps into little banners using my Sizzix machine… kind of like a die cutting party! Haha! 😉 You can even stamp them ahead of time if you want, or leave them blank for future use.

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Crinkle Cut Gift Packaging

Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays… there are many fun gift-giving occasions. Put your paper scraps to good use by making your own crinkle cut gift packaging! Simply cut your scap paper into long, skinny strips and fold in a zig-zag pattern. Mix and match colors and patterns for a fun look! P.S. Find out how to make your own gift boxes HERE.

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Bookmarks or Bible Journaling Panels

Bookmarks are so fun and easy to make with your longer pieces of scrap paper. Simply cut scraps down to 2×6″ and decorate as desired! This is fun for kids and adults, alike. Not only is this size great for making bookmarks, but it is also nice to use as side panels for your Bible art journaling!

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Pocket Letter Inserts

If you love to partake in swaps or have a pen pal, you already know how much fun Pocket Letters are to make! What I love to do is go ahead and cut my scrap papers down to Pocket Letter size so I have many colors and patterns of paper to choose from when I start creating! These little 3×4″ cards are not only great for Pocket Letters, but they also double as Project Life cards!

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Gift Tags

Gift tags are easy to make on your Cricut machine or by using a tag die cut. You can make them as small or as large as you choose – which is why they are another great idea for all sizes of scrap paper! Gift tags are fun to embellish to coordinate with the gift, jar of homemade jam, or card which they are attached to!

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Embellishments

Handmade embellishments are so versatile and can be used on so many different craft projects! Most embellishments are small, so your paper scraps will come in handy to make a whole variety of embellishments. You can make miniature pinwheels, paper roses, and ephemera – just to give you a few ideas. If you’ll notice in the card pictured below, I used paper scraps to make the tiny flowers to embellish this card. So much fun!!

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Polka Dot Card

Not long ago, I designed a clean and simple polka dot card. Well, the idea stuck and I’ve been making these cards for a while now for various occasions! Polka dot cards are perfect for when you want a colorful, handmade card but are strapped for time. Simply use a 1″ circle punch and punch out circles from a scrap piece of patterned/colorful cardstock. Arrange on the card front, adhere, and decorate as desired. Super easy!!

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Envelope Seals or Stickers

This idea sort of feeds off the previous idea in using the 1″ circle punch. Simply punch out circles from a scrap piece of paper, stamp, heat emboss, and run through your Xyron Sticker Maker. Presto! You have your very own custom envelope seals! You can stamp them with your initial for even further customization! I made my very own Christmas envelope seals last year and really loved creating them! Additionally, you can use your shaped punches or die cuts to make your very own stickers from paper scraps!

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I hope you found these ideas helpful! I’m sure there are hundreds of more ideas which you can use your paper scraps for – so put them to good use! For more ideas on how to organize your scrap paper, please see my previous entry HERE.

The video for this post may be seen on my YouTube channel by clicking the link below:

 

Thanks for dropping by today… happy crafting!

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Happy Summer//Sneak Peek of Amazing Deals!

Happy Summer to my U.S. readers!!

Who doesn’t love a huge SALE?!! If you want to find some crafty products and tools on sale, hurry over to the 7 Sizzling Days of Summer Deals at Scrapbook.com! The sale runs June 21, 2017 through June 27, 2017!! Want to see a sneak peek of the upcoming deals??

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BONUS! FREE GELATOS

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PLUS, ADD A FREE GIFT TO YOUR ORDER! Faber-Castell Memory Craft Gelatos in every shippable order each day (Limit One (1) Per Customer Per Day During Scrapbook.com’s 7 Sizzling Days of Summer Promotion).

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to SAVE BIG!!
P.S. Just a friendly reminder that my giveaway for a $20 Gift Certificate to Scrapbook.com ends on June 24, 2017 if you wish to enter.
Please see the Giveaways & More page for more details!
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#CardmakerTag International GIVEAWAY!!

Let’s have some fun with a Tag + Giveaway!!

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For those who love to make handmade cards, this one is for YOU! The rules are simple… All you have to do is:

1.) CREATE A VIDEO OR POST ANSWERING TAG QUESTIONS: Either create a video (on YouTube) OR create a post (on Instagram, Facebook, or your blog) answering all 10 questions in this tag (questions listed below). BE SURE to tag any and all entries with the hashtag #CardmakerTag (with no spaces). Posts must be set to PUBLIC so I can see it. NOTE: If you complete the tag on Instagram, you must put answers in description and use the graphic for this tag which I will provide one on my Instagram profile HERE.

2.) LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST: You MUST link back to this blog post.  The URL address will be provided for you at the end of the 10 questions. (YouTube users may list the link in the description box of their video).

3.) E-MAIL ME: After you’ve completed the tag, simply e-mail me letting me know where you completed the tag (whether on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, or your blog) and under what name so I can see the tag. If completed on your blog, please leave me the web address to your blog. Contact me via my business e-mail at: MULTIPLICITYCRAFTS@GMAIL.COM

NOTE: Winner must be 18 or older to participate. Follow ALL rules to be entered in the giveaway drawing. This tag is open internationally until Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be contacted and has ONE week to reply. If no reply, an alternate winner will be chosen. I will contact you to obtain your e-mail address only and will send you an official e-mail from MULTIPLICITYCRAFTS@GMAIL.COM for you to claim your prize. If international, the prize will be converted to your currency.

IF you complete the 3 easy steps above, you will be entered in a random drawing to win…

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… A $20 ELECTRONIC GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SCRAPBOOK.COM!!!!!!!!!!


#CardmakerTag

You will find the #CardmakerTag questions below. Simply Copy & Paste, then provide your own answers on a YouTube video OR Instagram, Facebook, or blog post!

1.) How long have you been a card-maker and how did you get started?

2.) What are some of your favorite craft stores (bricks & mortar store OR online)?

3.) Is there a particular card-making technique that you want to try but haven’t yet?

4.) What craft item/tool do you have a fetish for?

5.) What craft product or tool would you recommend to all card-makers?

6.) How long does it normally take you to complete a card?

7.) How often do you craft?

8.) What is your biggest craft splurge item that you purchased or received as a gift?

9.) What part(s) of crafting do you enjoy the least?

10.) What part(s) of crafting do you enjoy the most?

Now, it’s your turn! Participate in the #CardmakerTag International GIVEAWAY and you will be entered to win the Grand Prize! For official rules, please visit Multiplicity Crafts blog at: https://multiplicitycrafts.wordpress.com/ and see the #CardmakerTag International GIVEAWAY post. You have until June 24, 2017 to enter.


Links I Mentioned In My Video:

In my #CardmakerTag video on YouTube (found HERE), I mentioned a few products, companies, etc. which I will link to below: ↓ ↓ ↓

Craft Stores Mentioned: Scrapbook.com AND Michaels.com.

Paper Quilling Artist Mentioned: Svetlana Danilova @qll_art on Instagram.

Ink Pad Mentioned: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Cricut Machine Mentioned: You can find NEW Cricut machines HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope everyone will participate in this tag!! Again, my video can be found at the link below: ↓ ↓ ↓

https://youtu.be/jhYQFdTdM34

Please FOLLOW me here on my blog and also on my YouTube! I’d love for you to be part of the happy Multiplicity Crafts Family!! Happy Crafting! 🙂

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International Scrapbook Day Festivities!!

Today, May 6, 2017, is International Scrapbook Day! This is a great day to craft in celebration!! In honor of this special day, Scrapbook.com will be giving away prizes, hosting challenges, and having a huge sale!! To find out more details and join in on the fun, you may click the banner below or you may click HERE.

We are also celebrating here at Multiplicity Crafts Blog!! I have several Giveaways, Coupons, Freebies, and Challenges posted on my GIVEAWAYS & MORE page! We celebrate all year long so be sure to check back often for updated giveaways, coupon codes, tutorials, tips, and more!! Thank you for being a part of the happy Multiplicity Crafts family! If you haven’t already, please “Follow” this blog so you don’t miss out! Happy crafting! 🙂

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