BEST IDEAS TO MAKE GIFT CARD GIVING FUN AND CREATIVE!

  Inside: how to make gift card giving a fun and personal experience!   This post has a sponsored link to a website, meaning I was paid to promote it but did not test or review any of the products in it and so this post is not to be concidered as a recommendation.  When I was a kid I couldn’t wait for my birthday because I knew I was going to get toys and gifts I liked. I was always disappointed when I got a gift card because I couldn’t play with it and for me it was just a piece of plastic. When I grew up my feeling about gifts changed completely and I always hoped to get a gift card because that meant I could get what I wanted and needed! However for some reason getting gift cards was boring and seemed un-special because all I got was a piece of plastic in an envelope.     …

THE FREE POPULAR 12 CARDS OF CHRISTMAS VIDEO SERIES

  Inside: 12 cards of Christmas video tutorials to make for the coming holiday season   Every year I see the excitement building around the beginning of September and it’s not because the school starts it’s because people are starting to prepare for Christmas. I don’t celebrate Christmas because I’m Jewish (why jews don’t celebrate Christmas is another matter) but I love that excitement and I enjoy being a part of it. The fct I don’t celebrate Christmas doesn’t prevent me from making Christmas cards! Every year I sit down and come up with new 12 cards of Christmas designs for you and this year is no different!     The 12 Cards of Christmas video tutorial tradition started back in 2014 when I posted the first series of card tutorials. It was a huge success! Since then I haven’t missed a year – every year I release a new Christmas card designs and I think they are getting better …

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 and over time I accumulated quite a collection. 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 because they are perfect for that!     WHAT ARE PRINTERS TRAYS ANDCONFIGURATION BOXES   Printers trays are exactly as the name states they are a tray for printers. Long ago, the printers would put varied letterpress letters in the small compartments of the tray for organizing them and typesetting. Configuration Boxes are a modern take on the old printer’s tray, they are a collection of small boxes in different sizes, which are connected together that can be painted and embellished. Both types of …

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 …

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