Crafts like scrapbooking and card making are wonderful hobbies and a creative outlets for many, but they can become very expensive. The cost of embellishments alone can cramp your style, but here’s an idea for the do-it-yourselfer. Why not use all those fun papers, fabric scraps, and doo-dads to make your own embellishments?
A friend recently asked for my best tips that would help a non-Scrapbooker to create a scrapbook as a gift for someone. This got my wheels spinning. I’ve been scrapbooking since 1993. My collection currently tops out at fourteen 12×12 albums. I’ve put together a few helpful tips, along with my favorite places to find Scrapbooking ideas, layouts, supplies, and tips… online.
I’ve had my eye out for a digital scrapbook program for some time now. But most are just so basic, and boring, and sterile — compared to REAL scrapbooks where the images and designs and embellishments just pop off the pages. But finally, I think I’ve found a computer scrapbook program that I would use: My Memories Suite by Polaroid.
The Cricut die cut machine looks like one of the coolest gadgets around. Anyone who is into crafts like cardmaking, scrapbooking and such would probably enjoy one of these. Oh, and teachers would probably find a lot of great uses for it, too. Now you can find the Cricket cutting cutting machine pretty cheap!
If you knit… and you believe in doing random acts of kindness or leaving your mark on the world… then this is right up your alley. Even if you don’t (I don’t), you’ll want to see what a renegade group of crafters are knitting and where they’re knitting ’em!
Here’s a list of the many different ways that you can press flowers, plus simple instructions for how I press flowers.
Here are detailed instructions for knitting or crocheting a cupcake pincushion for holding safety pins, straight pin and needles. Check it out… It’s too too cute!