With graduation season upon up, I thought I’d share how to make a DIY grad card yourself. See how to make DIY personalized graduation cards like this one — with the grad’s name, school colors, and graduation year. Plus a matching DIY envelope!
Whether you’re a teacher, homeschooling mom, or just an avid crafter, the Cricut machine is a tool that you will use over and over again. I use mine for papercrafting. Here’s my review of the Cricut Expression compared to the Original Cricut machine.
Want to know how to make an envelope for a card? Here are my step by step instructions for making envelopes that will match your handmade cards. See how to make an envelope step by step!
Follow my step-by-step instructions to make your own lucky cards this year. Celebrate your special friends with these handmade St Patricks Day cards – because nothing says ‘lucky’ quite like a 4-leaf clover and a ladybug!
A card I saw on Pinterest inspired me to make my own version as homemade Valentine cards. I created these 3 hearts cards which are great for sharing sentiments of love for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Weddings, and Get Well cards.
I make a lot of wreaths. See my best tips for making a burlap wreath yourself. I made this wreath with burlap as a thank you gift for friends who let me stay at their beach house.
It’s easy to make Graduation cards yourself. For this tutorial, we make a card that showcases the graduate’s special year on a handmade ‘tag’ shape.
Whether you like a true shamrock with only 3 petals or a lucky four leaf clover card, send the luck of the Irish with these simple DIY St Patricks Day cards
Handmade die cut cards are all the rage – especially when you use the Inlaid technique. Here’s how to make your own Valentines card (or any card) with this technique
Handmade anniversary cards have special meaning when your friends & relatives receive them. I’ve made quite a few. Here are the steps I use to make anniversary cards.
Inspired by a yellow flower card on Pinterest, I show you how to make these flower birthday cards for ANY occasion — not just birthdays.
Got leftover paper scraps? Put them to good use by making this fun beach card. Tear paper into strips to create a unique ombre effect for your beach scene!
I made this Tetris game card as a thank you card for my friend. It was a hit! View the step-by-step instructions to make this interactive Tetris game card.
Kids birthday cards with googly eyes are always a big hit! The added motion of the googly eyes makes it a fun 3D birthday card for kids that’s easy to make.
Here’s a simple idea for handmade shamrock cards that really POP! Adorable 3D clovers are the star of the show on these DIY St Patricks Day cards.
Who wouldn’t enjoy receiving a minion card? A simple tutorial to make minion Valentine cards. Can easily be adapted for any holiday or special occasion.
Wondering how to make Valentine Cards yourself this year? Here are 3 handmade Valentine cards that are super adorable and easy to make!
Need a simple Birthday card for a guy? Here’s how to make a Birthday card for men, women & children alike! I show you 2 different ways to make the same card
Handmade Halloween cards are a fun way to show your personality at a time of year where anything goes! You’ll friends will enjoy these 2 easy Halloween cards
A step-by-step tutorial for stitching cards yourself — from the items you need to helpful tips to make the process easier.
You could use washi tape or ribbons of fun sizes, shapes & colors with these Easter card ideas. I’ll show you how to use colored burlap on Easter cards too!
Looking for some DIY holiday wreath alternatives? Deco mesh wreaths look great hanging on your door, and they can be made for ANY holiday or special event.
Wondering which glue to use? Here’s the ultimate Craft Glue Guide, plus tips & tools to help you find the right glue for all your household projects!
Nothing says romance like black lace. That’s the look I wanted for this DIY wedding card. You can make handmade wedding cards like this using these tips.
Normally, I wouldn’t use black for a Valentine’s card, but this shimmery black metallic paper has romance written all over it! Lots of fun Valentine cards to make.
This dual-ended pen is a lifesaver with paper crafts! One end holds the goo that makes picking up tiny things possible; the other end makes positioning them a breeze.
I got the idea for these snowman Christmas cards from Pinterest. I did a few things differently to show you how to make snowman Christmas cards yourself.
These Halloween cards are super cute and super easy to make. All you need is some simple Halloween stickers and Halloween colored paper scraps!
Detailed instructions for making DIY mini cards and envelopes that are suitable for mailing. Handmade cards using Birthday stickers and Halloween stickers are used as examples.
I made a wedding card using plaid fabric, lots of bling, and the colors of the couple’s alma mater. Here are the DIY instructions for making monogram cards with a little bling yourself.
A sweet idea for kids Valentine cards and Birthday cards is to stuff Smarties candies inside! Here’s a template plus tips for making candy cards yourself.
Flower your mother with love by making this colorful MOM card for Mother’s Day! DIY instructions to make a mothers day card yourself.
This fun spotted Easter egg card has a cute little surprise inside… It’s a peekaboo card! See how to make this adorable card with bunny ears and a cracked egg that gives a peek-a-boo surprise.
Missed someone’s birthday? Here is a cute Belated Birthday card that I keep on hand for missed birthdays. See how to make a Belated Birthday card yourself.
Here’s how to make your own Valentine’s Day cards in a hurry… plus matching envelopes!
Have some old Christmas gift tags leftover from holidays past? Here’s how to use them to make your own holiday cards this year. Lots of DIY Christmas card ideas here!
This is a fun DIY wedding card to make! The idea started with some Jolee’s Boutique wedding stickers. My plan was for this to be a simple card for a purple-themed wedding with just some stickers on paper and maybe a ribbon. But I decided to add a little flair. Here’s how…
Now that you have your Cricut, you’ll want to know about all of the great accessories that are available to use with it. While the bare minimums that you need are a cartridge, spatula, cutting mat, and paper, you will see that some of the optional accessories will definitely assist your creativity. Here’s a rundown of all the great ‘stuff’ that will make your Cricut machine even better!
These 3 colorful sparkle cards are super easy to make. I made them as Birthday cards, but you could use any sentiment on the inside (Happy Summer, Get Well Soon, Thinking of You), or even leave the inside blank. See how to put some sparkle in your handmade cards!
Want to make a fun card for Dad’s special day? This unique Dad card is sure to let him know how much you care. It could be used as a Father’s Day card or a Birthday card for Dad.
Some tips for using fun craft embellishments — like ribbons and eyelets — to make a Mother’s Day card or Birthday card for your mom. These card ideas for mom can be used for many different occasions.
With a few simple cuts, you can turn an simple handmade Graduation card into a gift card holder for your favorite graduate! Follow these steps, and choose your paper colors based on the graduate’s high school colors, or the colors of their new college.
I have 2 Easy Scrapbooking Calendars that I picked up on sale several years ago. Whenever I need a quick and easy handmade card, I check out these pages. They are designed to be used on scrapbook pages, as embellishments or photo borders. They are also perfect for making cards!
Here are 2 handmade cards you can make for Mother’s Day or to celebrate any girl’s special day, including a Birthday. These flowery and girly cards are simple to make yourself!
Remember Sweethearts candy? Or conversation hearts? Here’s how to make adorable Valentines cards to look like those fun candies!
Need handmade Valentine card ideas? See how I made both of these Valentine cards using only a heart punch, alphabet stamps, and leftover paper scraps. You can use these tips for ANY type of card just by changing the punch!
When I saw this cute reindeer sticker at Hobby Lobby, I knew he belonged on a Christmas card. I pictured him peeking in on my Christmas day, and now you can too. The same could be done for any type of character sticker. I call this my reindeer Christmas peekaboo card. Here’s how to make it!
Looking for DIY handmade Christmas card ideas? See how I made this easy Christmas card. It features a Christmas tree and fun word phrases.
What’s nice about this style of handmade card is how flexible it is. It could just as easily be a birthday card or simple note card.
I’ve had an idea for a trick double scoop ice cream cone Birthday card, and here it is. At first glance, it just looks like a regular ice cream cone. Then you pull up on the cherry and — surprise — you see a second scoop! Need a ‘sweet’ handmade birthday card? This one is fun!