HOW TO ORGANIZE CRAFT PAPERS IN 3 EASY STEPS

  Inside: how to organize your craft papers in 3 easy steps!   If you are like me and you have been making paper crafts, scrapbook pages and cards for the past few years then you, like me, have way too many papers. If you are one of the lucky ones and you are fortunate to be an organized person then your paper stash is probably organized but again. if you are like me then your papers are in a mess!     The problem is not just that your craft papers are not organized it’s that organizing them seems like an impossible task so you avoid it, at least I do. But over time the problem grows and I find myself spending more time looking for papers instead of actually creating something with them!     MY FOOLPROOF METHOD TO ORGANIZE CRAFT PAPERS   Organizing craft paper can be an overwhelming task but if you follow the TRIPLE S …

HOW TO MAKE PRINTERS TRAYS AND CONFIGURATION BOXES

  Inside: best ideas to make printers trays and configuration boxes   One of my main craft supplies problems is that I collect stuff… a lot of it. I mainly collect small items, embellishments, 3D objects etc and I have boxes full of them! You probably ask yourself what am I doing with them? Well… my favorite way of using them is embellishing printers trays and configuration boxes- they are perfect for that!     WHAT ARE PRINTERS TRAYS ANDCONFIGURATION BOXES   Printers trays were used exactly as the name states – a tray for printers. Long ago, varied letterpress letters would be placed in the small compartments for typesetting. Configuration Boxes are a modern take on the old printer’s trays – It’s a collection of small boxes in different sizes that can be painted, embellished etc. Both types of these boxes trays are perfect for storage of small items like toys, jewelry, bead bottles, spices and any object that …

WHAT BLACK INKS TO USE FOR THE BEST STAMPING

  Inside: the ultimate guide for the best black inks to use for stamping   How many black ink pads do you have? Probably more than one… WHY? Is it because of different prices, quality or function? Most crafters have more than one type of black ink pad because different brands can be used for different techniques. I’ve listed my favorite black inks to use for different types of stamping. It’s not a review just a guide to what I think are the best black inks for stamping.     BASIC STAMPING   Stamping is a very broad term and the kind of ink you want to use depends on what you’re stamping on and what kind of project you’re creating. Contrary to what you might think stamping is not only done on paper there are many other surfaces you can stamp on if you have the right stamp and ink.   STAMPING SURFACES   There are two types of …

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO ADD A FLAP TO A MINI ALBUM PAGE

  Inside: the best way to make a flap mini album page.   I love surprises – as long as they are good ones, they are so much fun! I just love that feeling of excitement when something unexpected happens and how nice it feels. That’s why I love making interactive mini albums with all kinds of hidden surprises in the pages.   One of the most common interactive surprises is a mini album page with a flap. Imagine yourself flipping through a mini album and suddenly a page, that looks like any other page opens and reveals a hidden page underneath. It can hide an extra photo, journaling or even more surprises like a pocket or even more flaps!     WHY ADD A FLAP TO A MINI ALBUM PAGE   It has an element of fun and surprise The page has extra space for photos or journaling Although it’s easy to make it makes your mini album look …

HOW TO OVERCOME A BLANK PAGE IN YOUR ART JOURNAL

  Inside: the best ways to overcome a blank page in your art journal   I’m a creative person but even I have days when my mind is blank. One day I wanted to work in my art journal and create something but I had no ideas! I sat in front of my art journal and nothing… To tell you the truth, it was scary – how is it that someone as creative as me has no inspiration and can’t make one page in an art journal? I decided to create a “bank” of ideas that I can always go to when I’m faced with this situation again!       HOW TO START AN ART JOURNAL PAGE   The method I use is to start with one element. That element is not necessarily on the page, it’s usually in your mind. What I mean is that once you have an idea for one element to start with then the …

HOW TO EASILY COMBINE MIXED MEDIA IN SCRAPBOOKING

  Inside: how to combine mixed media in scrapbooking without compromising on techniques and photos   I used to think that mixed media and scrapbooking can’t go together. In my mind hey seem to contradict each other because how can I use “wet” materials like sprays or modeling paste with photos that need to stay dry. Of course I was wrong! Not only that mixed media and scrapbooking can go together, it’s an amazing way of making interesting and unique pages!     WHAT IS MIXED MEDIA IN SCRAPBOOKING   First we need to be clear on the two different types of craft that we want to combine: Scrapbooking is the art of documenting life with photos, papers and embellishments. It’s a “dry” craft that uses mainly paper and paper related products like chipboard, stickers etc. Mixed media is an art form that combined different techniques and materials. It uses “wet” materials like paints, sprays, modeling paste and gesso. When …

HOW TO MAKE AMAZING INTERACTIVE MINI ALBUMS

  Inside: the basic elements you need to know to make amazing interactive mini albums   Remember the line from the movie Forest Gump? “Life is like a box of chocolate…you never know what you’re gonna get” I think it should apply to mini albums too. It’s much more fun and interesting to look through a mini album when you don’t know what you’re going to get or see. The element of surprise is best achieved with interactive moving parts like flaps, windows, pockets and other unexpected mechanisms to surprise you.     WHAT IS AN INTERACTIVE MINI ALBUM?   Interactive mini album is a mini album that has active mechanisms inside, such as pockets, flaps and tags. The viewer is not just looking at pages and photos but has to be actively participating by opening, pulling, sliding parts on the page. That makes the mini album experience much more interesting, fun and exciting!     WHY MAKE INTERACTIVE MINI …

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