Scrapbooking Ideas, Paper Craft Ideas and More

Looking for inspiration and unique scrapbooking ideas, how-to’s, tips and more? Crafts Unleashed and our team of crafting experts can help. Browse our variety of projects, scrapbooking and paper craft ideas below to find inspiration for your memory album or scrapbook. Find one you love? Click on any project image for detailed instructions and more.

Scrapbooking 101: Scrapbooking Supplies for Starters

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When you’re a beginner with scrapbooking, the hardest part can be choosing the right products to purchase. They are all helpful in their own way and let’s not even get started on the beautiful cardstock and embellishments — you could spend days browsing them all to find the perfect design, pattern or color. We’ve got you covered on the must-have scrapbooking tools and supplies to buy so you can spend more time crafting and less time browsing supplies. What to {Read More}

Spectrum Noir Tutorial: DIY Mini Cards

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I like to color. I admit it. When my kids used to break out the coloring books, I made sure they invited me! When Spectrum Noir came out with a colored pencil line- that works in conjunction with their alcohol ink markers that I already had- I was one happy camper! Coloring for adults! Not that I feel like I need the excuse, but it looks much more professional than Crayola. I wanted to give them a whirl on a {Read More}

Handmade Stenciled Note Card Set

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Handwritten letters are rarely seen anymore, but there is one group keeping this fading art form alive: teachers!  When I was a teacher I kept a stack of cards in my desk, so I was always prepared with a “thank you,” “great job,” or “happy birthday” message.  My kids treasure and save cards they get from their teachers.  So, with that in mind, why not kick off the year with a pretty note card set to give the teacher?  With {Read More}

Greeting Card Sayings That Will Inspire Your Creativity

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Card making is the perfect summer craft project. It doesn’t require a major time investment, and it’s your chance to get a jump-start on handmade cards for upcoming holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. So, plan a Christmas in July party with all your closest friends and get crafty. We know how hard it can be to come up with handmade card ideas, so we’ve done the hard part for you. With our list of greeting card sayings, you can find exactly {Read More}

Teacher Gift Idea: DIY Journal with Paperclip Bookmarks

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Back to school is right around the corner and I love kicking off the new school year with a small gift for my child’s teacher.   This year, I decided to make this very easy personalized DIY journal with some fun paper clips.  Follow along if you want to make one of your own! Supplies needed to make your own DIY journal teacher gift: Darice 5×7 Blank Journal Tape Measure Washi Tape Chalkboard Sticker Labels David Tutera Chalkboard Pen K&Company SMASH {Read More}

“Preserve the Date” Mason Jar Wedding Invitations

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These mason jar wedding invitations are not too masculine and not too girly. Trendy and cute. Will fit in a standard A2 envelope for mailing and easy to mass produce. And they can actually be used for just about any theme – not just a wedding or engagement party. Sounds too good to be true, right? Follow along as I show you how to make these simple mason jar wedding (or any occasion!) invitations. Supplies needed to make your own DIY mason {Read More}

Embossed Mason Jar Dinner Party Menu Cards

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It’s summer, which means mason jars and fireflies, right? Mason jars are the quintessential summer party gear. Now you can create individual dinner party menu cards to match your mason jar decor! Supplies needed to make your own mason jar dinner party menu cards: Mason Jar Embossing Folder Printer Cuttlebug Embossing Machine Ranger Aquamarine Ink Pad Crafter’s Companion Premium White Cardstock Twine, Yarn or Fabric Scraps Scissors Hole Punch Mini Glue Dots Mini Butterflies Step 1: Use a word processing or {Read More}

Burlap & Floral Rustic DIY Gift Boxes

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I make a lot of the gifts I give, and often they’re small.  So when I found this punch board that lets you make scrapbook paper DIY gift boxes, I knew I would use it a lot!  Not only does it work great for small gifts, it’s also perfect for making up favor boxes for your party or DIY wedding.  I’m going to show you today how quickly you can punch and fold a gift box, and give you an {Read More}

National Scrapbooking Month: Cool Scrapbooking Tools to Try

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National Scrabpooking Month is coming to a close, but to make sure the spirit of scrapbooking lasts all summer long, we’ve got our final round-up! We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the stand-out scrapbooking tools we’ve been posting about all month long. Plus, we’ve even added a bonus tool for you to try out this summer. Some are new, some are staples and some are just plain fun! See what you think… The Brother™ ScanNCut is the artist’s way to {Read More}