Category Archives: Paper Crafts

Birthday Wishes Using the Card Weaving Technique

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

A fun weaving technique gives this birthday card a little extra pop!

Create this stunning card with just a few simple steps.  Its elegant design makes it great for any occasion from birthday to anniversary and everywhere in between. This design is one that you will love so much that you will look for reasons to use it!

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Ask the Experts: Stamping & Embellishments

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Q: I love the look of shading in many of the cards I see, but I’m not good at coloring stamped images. Is there a way to get that look without coloring?

A:  The new Spellbinders 3-D stamps will give you just the look you are wanting.  These stamps have the shaded areas already done for you so that all you have to do is ink it and stamp the image on your paper.

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Color Block Mirror Magnets

DIY Mirror Magnets in no time!

Sometimes you just need an easy craft that can be finished in minutes. For me, I almost always turn to making magnets when I need something to do with my hands while just passing time. I decided to grab some of my favorite paint colors and make these colorful and fun magnets to brighten up my fridge!

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Paper Lanterns

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Make a pretty string of lanterns for a party, or just to decorate your home. Because they’re battery operated, you can hang them where you like–no need for an outlet.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

To begin, wrap a piece of your scrapbook paper snugly around the edge of your tea light to figure out how wide your pieces of paper need to be. Mark, and cut the paper width to size.

Then, figure out how tall you want the lanterns to be, and mark and cut your paper.

Fold your paper in half length-wise.

Cut slits evenly spaced along the folded edge, getting no closer than 1/4-inch to the top edge. Unfold the paper.

Wrap the edge of your paper around the base of the tea light (totally hiding the candle), so the candle flame is facing up into the lantern, and adhere the paper to the candle with your hot glue. The candle is going to be the TOP of your lantern, because if the candle is on the bottom of the lantern, it’s weight pulls the paper too much, and you lose the nice lantern shape. So, if you want the design on your paper to be right-side up, glue accordingly.

Carefully line up the side seam of your lantern, and use a bit of hot glue to adhere the edges together, being careful to evenly line up the top edge.

Cut a small length of twine, and glue into a “u” shape on the top of your lantern.

I varied the shape of my lanterns by gluing a solid sheet of paper into a cylinder around the candle first, and then gluing a cut lantern piece over the top. You can also cut your slits different widths to vary how they look.

Hang your lanterns on their own, or cut a long piece of twine, and string all the lanterns together.

The flickering of the battery operated candles really makes these little lanterns extra pretty.

Happy crafting!

Garden Fairy Box Card

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Fairy gardens are popular with many and this wonderful box card allows you to bring the smiles from them into anyone’s day.  This card can used for any occasion and theme.  No need to put this card away after the day is over.  Their miniature size is perfect to leave displayed on a desk or any small space just like a real garden, too.

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Framed Background Border

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Create a fun new design that features your favorite patterned paper.  The lattice look is a great way to add attention to the front of the card.  The squares for the background make this card look like it has a lot of work into it, but it’s really easy to make!

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