Stay Creative and Inspired with Essentials Geometric Scrapbook Borders

The Essentials collection is all about taking things back to the basics. The two paper packs in the collection feature geometric designs and a palette that is great for creating primary scrapbook borders that will add a classic aesthetic to any page you make. Check out these border ideas in today’s post!

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Make Melodious Music Themed Scrapbook Layouts with the Essentials Collection

Music is a crazy thing. A song has the ability to transport you back to a certain time and place and make you feel incredibly nostalgic. The parallels between music and the Essentials collection was clear to blog contributor Sachiyo, which is why she felt it would be perfect for creating a layout for her trip to the Motown Museum. Check out the modern yet vintage scrapbook layout she made!

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Your Must-Have Back to School Scrapbook Supplies

Your camera is about to be working overtime with photos of first-day-of-school outfits, class portraits, the start of school sports or clubs, recitals, plays, you name it — make sure you have a variety of great school scrapbook supplies to create beautiful layouts that you and the kids will treasure for years to come! There are three CM collections that are perfect for making stunning school-themed scrapbook layouts – take a look in today’s post!

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Score a Touchdown with the Sunshine Border Maker Cartridge Scrapbook Football Border

Down… set… HIKE! The college football season officially kicked off last weekend, and with a slew of big-time games this weekend, the forecast calls for plenty of pigskin from now until February. Are your scrapbooks ready? Whether your alma mater takes the field on Saturdays, your favourite professional team takes the field on Sundays or your student-athlete takes the field on Fridays, there are plenty of opportunities for you to fill your albums with football photos this fall. Want to really make these football scrapbook albums stand out? Blog contributor Karen created a beautiful football scrapbook border using the Sunshine Border Maker Cartridge that makes every page look like it came straight from the gridiron. Check it out!

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Enjoy a Blast from the Past with the Essentials Classic Scrapbook Borders

The Essentials collection is all about adding old-school cool to your scrapbook layouts and projects. With a primary palette and papers decorated with classic geometric shapes, you can create blast-from-the-past vintage borders with a modern edge. Read on to learn how to make beautiful classic scrapbook borders for your favourite academic using the Essentials collection, plus get a BONUS outdoor-themed border using Essentials and Fanatic together!

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Showcase Your Star Student with the Essentials Two-Page School Scrapbook Layout

Back-to-school-season is in full swing, and while some kids may not be excited about this, many avid scrapbookers have been looking forward to this time of year due to the plethora of photo opportunities that comes with it and can’t wait to get back to their craft room! But with all those photos, have you ever found that you accumulated so many that you simply couldn’t fit them all onto one page? With the Essentials collection and Peekaboo Pockets™, you can give these projects the feeling of possibilities and excitement – check out the beautiful two-page school scrapbook layout that was created by blog contributor Karen!

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Celebrate a New Year with the Essentials Back-to-School Scrapbook Layout

As the temperature outside starts to drop, back-to-school sales are starting up and the school year is just around the corner (some have even already started!). How are you going to showcase all of the different memories you make this fall? The Essentials collection has everything you need to create a classic scrapbook layout that will make all your school-related memories look vibrant and beautiful. Read on to learn how to make this Essentials school scrapbook layout and try it for yourself!

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#FeatureFriday — Behind the Scenes with the Designer of the Essentials Collection

What was CM Product Designer and Illustrator Alex going for when she set out to design the ultra-popular, ultra-playful Essentials collection? What’s unique about the collection in her eyes and which product does she think people will love the most? In today’s installment of #FeatureFriday, go behind the scenes with Alex to find out all this and more! Intrigued? Read on!

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Create a Breathtaking Back-To-School Scrapbook Layout with Essentials

Summer will soon be winding down, which means that it’s almost time for school to start! The Essentials collection has everything you need to make a beautiful back-to-school layout that captures the essence of that first day of school like never before. In today’s post, check out blog contributor Mati’s back-to-school scrapbook ideas!

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An Essentials Geometric Scrapbook Idea You’ll Love

If you have a penchant for patterned, brightly coloured papers, you’ll love the Essentials Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack. It’s full of quirky, geometric, primary-toned goodness that is as versatile as it is fun. It was the simplicity and beauty of the Essentials collection that inspired today’s fantastic geometric scrapbook layout; the creative angle cuts and clever paper placement to create a unique graphic backdrop for your latest fun photos. No matter what type of photos you want to use this layout for, this Essentials classic scrapbook layout is a great choice for your project.

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