DIY Lantern Tutorial – see how I glued Dollar Store glass gems to the outside of jars & inexpensive solar path lights to jar lids to make solar lanterns that are weatherproof!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Make fun blocks, corners, and tags for your scrapbook pages using your printer. It’s easy and only takes 15 minutes using 8-1/2 x 11 photo paper.
Whether you are just starting to collect craft items or you affectionately call your craft room the room of doom, hopefully one of the following craft organization tips will get your craft organization skills going. It’s time to have FUN while getting the most out of your craft supplies!
Te Making Memories Reverse Action Tweezers are different from the tweezers most people are familiar with — the tension is opposite. With most tweezers, you squeeze to grasp something. But these tweezers start out in a pinched position and you squeeze to open them. Here’s why I love these tweezers…
Here is a comprehensive list of places to find free — or very cheap — scrapbooking supplies…
See how I made this ice cream cone birthday card — with sprinkles! I used bright colored card stock, striped paper and my cricut machine. Matching envelope too.
This elegant wedding card was created to match the wedding colors: red and black, and the theme: bling. It was a cinch to make and can easily be adapted for any occasion. Simply exchange the stickers or colors to match your event. See how I made this wedding card.
The Cricut is really a personal die-cut machine. In typical scrapbooking-addict fashion, I quickly collected several more cartridges… and quickly learned that not all cartridges are the same. I also purchased 2 of the Cricut’s newest additions: Design Studio and Jukebox.
Feng Shui is all about balance and harmony, and both are important in order to have a good looking scrapbook page. Just as in life, learning to work with with the colors of the earth and other simple principles can enhance your scrapbook pages’ overall environment and improve your life through harmony and energy flow.
Here are some excellent — and very practical — tips for stretching your scrapbooking dollar. Save money, while unleashing those creative juices at the same time. Have fun!
Fun ways to use chipboard in your scrapbooking and cardmaking crafts. Chip board and scrapbooking pretty much go hand in hand.
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.
How to make fun — and cheap — embellishments for your handmade cards or scrapbook pages using doily lace hearts.
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!
You might want to start on your handmade Easter cards early this year.
This birthday card is pretty easy, and requires very little stamping. Most of the work is in the assembly.
How about some sweets for your Sweetie? This is easy, quick, and best of all – handmade.
My first Valentine Card for this year is a pretty easy one. The stamped images are all embossed. I am a huge fan of this, since it not only makes the image pop off if the card, but the difference in texture and dimension makes the card seem like there is more to it than there actually is.