HOW TO MAKE A GIFT CARD HOLDER FOR CHRISTMAS

  Inside: how to make a gift card holder for Christmas and other occasions   Do you like Christmas shopping? I have to admit I love shopping but I hate the crowds and the long lines so I try to avoid them. My way of doing that is to get gift cards for all my family and friends. Getting someone a gift card is not only easy for the shopper it’s also great for the recipient because they can get what they really want!       WHY GIVE GIFT CARDS   Easy to shop and you can find it in all the stores Light weight and can easily be mailed everywhere Allows the recipient to choose their own gift Gives the giver control of the cost because they can decide how much money to load on the gift card Small enough to be a part of a larger gift or a bundle of gift cards Fits every occasion!   …

THE BEST TWO WAYS TO MAKE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TREE CARDS

  Inside: the best two ways to make really pretty Christmas tree cards   I love flowers and I love receiving beautifyl buckets of flowers. The only thing about flowers that I don’t like is that after a few days they wilt and little pieces of them fall on the table cloth. That made me think about Christmas trees… I always wondered how you keep the tree fresh and does it shed its leafs on the carpet because that would make me crazy! (As a jew I don’t celebrate Christmas so I actually don’t know how that works)… Moving on… The most iconic symbol of Christmas is the Christmas tree and what better way to celebrate the holiday with the best ways of making a Christmas tree card.           CHRISTMAS TREE FACTS   Christians weren’t the first to admire and decorate Christmas trees. The tradition started more than 2,000 years ago when pagans used to worship …

HOW TO MAKE EASY LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS CARDS

  Inside: how to make easy last minute Chritms cards in less than 5 minutes   Christmas is almost here and times are really hectic so unfortunately you are missing some Christmas cards that you didn’t have time to make. You have two choices: one, to accept your fate and deal with the fact that you won’t have enough cards for everyone you want or you can make two last minute Christmas cards in less than 5 minutes!         LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS CARD IDEAS   E-CARD   Send a special card online and make it special with a unique addition like a donation, a personal photo or even a favorite song.   PRINTABLE CARDS   Find a cute or funny printable card on etsy print it on your home printer and your card is ready!   DIY LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS CARDS   When you’re stressed for time you can still make handmade Christmas cards that are pretty …

My Top 3: Art Journaling Quick Fixes

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing on My Top 3: Art Journaling Quick Fixes. Sometimes things don’t go as you plan even for me. I don’t like how my art journal page turned out or I’m stuck and don’t know how to continue. I have 3 ways of fixing that…     My Top 3: Art Journaling Quick Fixes 1. Start again This fix is kind of obvious. But how do you start again? The best way is to cover everything with white gesso and simple do the page from the beginning. If you do like parts of the page you can cover only part of it or some of the elements. If covering the page or part of it with gesso is not the solution then you can cover the part you don’t like with acrylic paints or a piece of tissue or pattern paper. Art journaling is very forgiving so you can always create a new layer …

HOW TO MAKE TWO EASY HANDMADE SNOWFLAKES CARDS

  Inside: how to make easy handmade snowflakes cards with paper techniques   I always say I was born in the wrong country because I love winter however I was born in a warm and sunny country. Whenever there is cold and rain I’m happy, unfortunately we only get snow on the mountains in the north. But that doesn’t stop me from celebrating snow with these two snowflakes cards.       SNOWFLAKES CARDS TECHNIQUES   You can make winter and snow cards in many techniques including making faux snow, you can see how here. I made these cards with two easy paper techniques:   QUILLING   Quilling is the craft of creating designs by rolling narrow strips of paper. Pre-cut quilling paper is available to buy in many colors and various widths – usually 3mm to 10mm – either from craft stores or online. Alternatively, you can cut your own strips from medium weight paper – about the weight of …

Scrapbooking Tips: Adding People Backs’ Photos

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing on Scrapbooking Tips: Adding People Backs’ Photos. Usually we take photos of people when we see their faces but I also like to take photos when people have their back turned. It’s different, it’s unusual and it brings an interesting dimension to the page. Here’s how I do it…     Scrapbooking Tips: Adding People Backs’ Photos First let me say that taking photos of people’s backs is not only fun but it can even be better. Why? because this way people are in their natural state and not posing for the camera. They don’t even notice that you’re taking their photo so their behavior is free and real. You get the best photos this way.     When I create a page with these photos I go through my design process like I always do. I try to leave the photo the center of my page and not make the page too …

12 Cards of Christmas 2017 – Fancy Fold Cards

Hi dear crafty friends! Today on 12 Cards of Christmas 2017 – Fancy Fold Cards. Interactive cards are as much fun as interactive pages in a mini album. Today we will learn how to add really cool folds to create interactive holiday cards. These fancy fold cards can also be a template for an insert in a mini album!   12 Cards of Christmas 2017 – Fancy Fold Cards Squash Card   This card is really cool and can be created in no time. All you need is a piece of 8″ x 8″ double sided cardstock and some 4″ x 4″ squares. As in previous cards in the 2017 series I used Graphic 45 various Christmas paper collections. But you can use any papers you have in your stash.   Accordion Card   You probably all folded an accordion fold before. You might have used it as a mini album or an insert but how about adding a little …

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