Here’s how to Mod Podge cute, no-nail alphabet letters to the wall of a child’s room. See how I used adult coloring book pages & Mod Podge glue to turn cardboard and wooden alphabet letters into fun wall decor for my toddler’s room.
paper and cardstock
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!
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
Looking for an easy Christmas craft idea? Have some extra scrapbooking paper lying around? Here’s a great idea for making paper ornaments in all shapes and sizes from leftover scrapbook paper!
These Halloween cards are super cute and super easy to make. All you need is some simple Halloween stickers and Halloween colored paper scraps!
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!
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!
Looking for DIY handmade Christmas card ideas? See how I made this easy Christmas card. It features a Christmas tree and fun word phrases.
Following are the steps I used to make the spooky Halloween door hanger pictured above. But you could adapt this same idea to make any type of seasonal craft for any time of year.
You can use the colors in your photos to determine the colors of your cardstock, borders, and embellishments. Or you can try these simple tricks for finding fun color palettes for your scrapbook layouts!
Here is a comprehensive list of places to find free — or very cheap — scrapbooking supplies…
This card was for a colleague who is leaving for a new job. I have now been recruited to make a card for every event in my office! For this one, I used my Cricut machine and a Sharpie marker, in addition to colored papers.
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.
Here are some ways to find free or cheap scrapbooking supplies, plus step-by-step instructions for making your first scrapbook page.
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!
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?
If you’re like me you have sheets of rub-ons that are half-full — in the same box as the half-used sheets of stickers. Now that Stampin’ Up has rub-ons that coordinate with their stamp sets, there is a new technique using the new product.
In an effort to share some other ideas about how my work space is set up, I’m going to post a few articles that might give you some new ideas. In turn, I would love for you to share your ideas as well.
Here is an idea for a Valentine Treat bag for giving away treats. If you have a small heart punch and some cardstock, you’re ready. The best part is that it requires no stamping and can literally be done in less than 10 minutes!
Some fun scrapbooking paper storage ideas for your cardstock and regular paper.
If you have any stamps with line images, you can create a page or card using the paper piecing technique. Images are typically colored with marker, watercolor pencils, chalk, etc., then cut out and arranged. Stampin’ Up has a great sample using the Happy Heart Day stamp set.
How to make fun — and cheap — embellishments for your handmade cards or scrapbook pages using doily lace hearts.
Stamping handmade cards is a great way to show your friends and family that you care very much for them. Another way to use your stamps — and other creative talents — is to dress up your packages and gift tags.
Here is a simple handmade Christmas card using a cheap and simple piece of patterned scrapbook paper.
A Halloween party invitation that will impress your friends, plus lots of ideas for hadnmade Halloween cards and invitations.
This Birthday card should have been in the mail 5 days ago, so I needed to make a card that I could do quickly.
this punch makes a great gift look more ‘finished’, and still leaves a nice handmade feel. If you like to make recipe boxes, date books or organizers as gifts, then this is a must-have for you.
I’m not Irish, but I married someone who is. So I celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with handmade cards and of course, green beer. This is the first of several St. Patrick’s Day cards that I’ll post.
This birthday card is pretty easy, and requires very little stamping. Most of the work is in the assembly.
Why not make your Super Bowl Party invitations?
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How about some sweets for your Sweetie? This is easy, quick, and best of all – handmade.
The supplies for making holiday luminaries are cheap, and they’re very easy to make…
I love giving out treats to coworkers and friends, but I really like to give something more personal than candy. So handing out these treat bags is the easiest way for me to do that — while still providing some ‘sweet treats’.
This one is pretty basic, although the punched-out letters are a bit tedious…
This one goes super-fast, once the paper is cut and you have your rubber stamps handy. Since it’s only paper and ink, it’s cheap too! Send this handmade Valentine’s Day card along with a Valentine package of candy and treats or all on its own.
This is my Valentine’s Card design for this year, but I wouldn’t suggest it if you have a lot of cards to make since it’s a bit time-consuming.
I love making my own cards, but usually the occasion has passed before I remember it. So this year I’m going to have more cards made and ready to send. First up, is this Retro Birthday Card.
Here are some ways to make the dent in your wallet a little easier to deal with….
While traveling out of town, I love to find new scrapbook and stamp supply stores. Each one is different and I leave with new ideas and inspiration….and a lighter pocketbook. In an effort to help you find stores that you may not have found, I wanted to share my favorite places in the area to get my ‘fix’.