Category Archives: Cardmaking

All A Buzz Gift Tag

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

All A Buzz Gift Tag

The cute little gift tag will win anyone’s heart.  Whether it’s on a gift to show your “honey” some love or a house warming gift of tea and honey for someone new in the neighborhood, this little bee will be busy warming hearts.  This bee in meant to be enjoyed so be sure to have some fun creating him!

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Rainy Day Crafts

Here in Portland we have our fair share of showers and flowers and we have come to love both! When it’s sunny and warm I try to stop whatever I’m doing and go for a bike ride or hike in the mountains. On rainy days I don’t feel guilty staying inside and being creative. Over the years we’ve asked our crafting community, what’s your favorite rainy day craft? Here are some of my favorite responses and some craft tutorials to keep you warm and creative on these beautiful rainy days.

“My Favorite craft is card making. I love punches! And Cardstock. I love to create flowers from the punches. It is amazing how many different flowers you can create out of one punch…” -Tamara M. from Oberlin, KS.

Celebrate Everything Card For SpringThink Crafts

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Hello Butterfly Card Using the Bokeh Technique

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Hello Butterfly Card Using the Bokeh Technique

Bokeh is most often found in photography and as crafters we have found a way to include it in our projects.  It is the technique of creating a blur to bring attention to a particular area and helps to make it visually appealing.  This technique has become popular to use on cards and scrapbook pages.

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Kids Crafts: Easter Crafts

If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.

With Easter only a week away the little ones are getting excited for our annual Easter celebration, and I thought it was about time to prepare with crafts the kids can make themselves. Since Easter is such a family centered holiday, I’ve included crafts for a range of ages. Let’s get crafting!

 

This sparkly bunny garland is fun to make and beautiful to decorate with! Great for school aged children.

Bunny Chain GarlandThink Crafts

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Easter Crafts

Here in Portland spring came early, we’ve had a mixture of showers and flowers for the past few weeks, but I haven’t wanted to gloat about it until my friends and family in the NE could stand outside without snowshoes or skis. Now that it’s finally warming up and patches of grass are becoming visible again let’s gather our spring crafting supplies and welcome Spring – just in time for Easter!

 

This cheerful Easter card is a great way to use your favorite Spring colors and crafting supplies and wish a Happy Easter to friends and family. The Charmingly Creative Blog features a huge variety of Easter Cards that make such creative use of all our favorite Scrapbooking Supplies, including Paper Punches, Spellbinders Dies, and Stamps.

Getting Easter Supplies – Charmingly Creative

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National Craft Month: Craft Tips

In celebration of National Craft Month I thought I’d compile a big list of inspiring and helpful craft tips from Craft Experts like you!

Sew Many Ways has brilliant tips for organizing your Sewing and Craft Room. Check out this blog for some crafty inspiration! One of my favorite ideas I found on Karen’s site is this tutorial on how to File Your Fabric.

File Your FabricSew Many Ways

General Craft Tips

“In the spring – I take all the scraps and thread that come from my serger and put them outside along with used dryer sheets and lint and bits of yarn – there are many colourful bird nests in my neigbourhood.” – Susan M. from Gatineau, Canada.

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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

It’s one week until St. Patrick’s Day, so it’s time to create St. Patrick’s Day themed crafts to give as presents to loved ones, and to bring some green to your decor!

The tutorial for this Shamrock Angel is featured on Think Crafts from our Guest Blogger Noreen from The Crafty Journal. This little angel would make lovely table decor or gifts for your little angels!

Shamrock Angel - Think Crafts

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