Q: Sometimes when I use my paper trimmer I still manage to cut crooked. How can I make sure that doesn’t happen?
A: Often it’s just a matter of making sure the paper is correctly lined up in the trimmer. One easy way to make the perfect cut is to use a scoring board and score a small line at the top and bottom of your paper at the inch mark you will be cutting. Place the paper in your trimmer, lining up the score marks in the blade groove and your good to go. No more crooked cuts!
Do you have your eye on some of the fabulous patterned paper from CreateForLess, but are wondering how you’d use it now that the holidays are over? Take a look at that paper and figure out other themes and holidays it can be used for in your projects. This winter themed paper is perfect for a Valentine’s Day card for example and you can make it, too!
Some of my fondest memories of growing up involved my extended family around a game or two of dominoes. These are special memories that I hope to recreate someday with my little girl, and to help with that I decided to make a oversized starter set of dominoes for her.
It’s hard to believe we just finished up with all of the holiday cards and now it’s time to start all over again, isn’t it? It won’t be long and Valentine’s Day will be here. Now is the time to get to work on all of the cards you will need. This is a little different version of a gatefold card where one of the gates is created from two circles.
The pictures tell the story and the title and design pull the interest in. Create fabulous titles and frames to pull the elements together and make a layout that says, “Wow!” Add your favorite embellishments and let your layout say it all.
Are you working on your favorite layouts? Are you stumped for a new look on them? Outline your favorite pictures with decorative blocks to draw attention to them and make them stand out or create them to add quadrants that you can journal in.
Here’s a great, and simple project to do with kids during the cold days of winter. With a minimal supplies, and a little time, you can make a neat star decoration, that’s almost magical when you finally unfold it!