EASY IDEAS TO USE BUTTONS THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU




Inside: how to use buttons in craft projects in a fun and easy way!   I was lucky to have a grandmother until I was in my thirties. She was an amazing sewer and I remember her making me and my sister fabric toys and dolls. When she passed away I only asked my dad for one thing: I wanted to have her button collection. As a sewer she had a LOT – color organized in empty pill containers and small boxes. What a treasure! Until this day I use her collection in my craft projects and I just know she’s looking down on me and she’s really happy.     Buttons go back to prehistoric times and are around since men have started clothing themselves. Over the years they changed from animal bones to gold and ivory and from a necessity to a status symbol. By the 20th century they could be mass produced and buttons began to find …

HOW TO TAKE THE BEST PHOTOS FOR SCRAPBOOK PAGES




Inside: how to take photos to match any scrapbook or mini album and how to make sure your photos turn out the best!   I have been making scrapbook pages for a long time and lately I find myself “directing” the photo to match a scrapbook page I have envisioned in my mind.  Instead of capturing the moment I create it… that doesn’t feel right. After all the purpose of a scrapbook page is to document what’s happening right?     TAKE THE BEST PHOTOS FOR SCRAPBOOK PAGES Now a days with a camera in our phones and no film in it we take so many photos, but how many really capture the moment and the story we want to tell? How do we make sure we take good photos that document what we want but will also look good on a scrapbook page?   HOW TO TAKE PHOTOS FOR SCRAPBOOK PAGES We are not professional photographers and we don’t …

GUIDE TO THE BEST ONE PAGE PROJECTS YOU MUST TRY




Inside: 8 tutorials for one page projects you must try!   I make paper projects for a long time and I have to admit sometimes it gets boring. Doing the same projects even if they are with different papers again and again is not fun for me. So I try to make my life a little harder, creatively, by coming up with ways to create projects. You might think I’m crazy limiting myself like that but for me it works! When I challenge myself to come up with a project made from just one sheet of paper I get really good ideas 🙂  How about you try it too?       WHAT ARE ONE PAGE PROJECTS? One page projects are paper crafts made from a single sheet of paper. The type of project you can create from one sheet of paper is versatile and can be a mini album, card, box or a combination of them. To create the …

THE BEST GLUE GUIDE EVERY CRAFTER SHOULD KNOW




Inside: a comprehensive glue guide to help you figure out which glue to use for what material.   In one of the corners of my craft room there is a drawer cabinet with drawers full of supplies. One of these drawers is full of glues and adhesives. The reason I have so many is because I’m always looking for the best glue that will hold what I need and will last forever. Wishful thinking… because as it turned out there’s no such thing! I found out that i need different glues for different materials so I started experimenting and here’s what I found out…     TYPES OF GLUE When you go to the craft store there are so many types of glue to choose from that it’s confusing. You want to get the best glue but you also want it to not be expensive, not turn yellow and not dry over time. So which kind should you get? This …

HOW TO MAKE EXCITING ART JOURNAL PAGES WITH TEXT




Inside: different ways to make amazing art journal pages with words, letters and text   Adding text is an important part of art journaling that is sometimes overlooked. Every art journal page has two parts: the ART which are the colors, layers and beautiful effects on the page and the JOURNALING which is the text. The text is what brings the page together and gives it the meaning or message we want to say.       TYPES OF TEXT ON ART JOURNAL PAGES There are many types of text that you can add to your art journal page and I’m not talking about the style of text but the way you say what you want to say. Here are some ideas: Quotes: saying by other people can sometimes say exactly what we feel. You can find lots of quotes online but my favorite site is BrainyQuote. Lyrics: everyone has a favorite song with that one line that just pierce …

20 QUICK SKILL FREE IDEAS TO SCRAP YOUR LEFTOVERS NOW




Inside: 20 easy and fun ideas to scrap your leftovers without using special skills or tools.   Leftover supplies…paper scraps… we all have them in boxes, drawers and containers! Some of us have a lot and some of us just a little but we all stare at them not knowing how to use them. In this post I want to share with you some fun and easy ways to use your leftovers on your scrapbook pages so these piles will get a little smaller.     WHY DO WE HAVE SO MANY LEFTOVERS? We love buying craft supplies for a specific project or just because we saw something we like at the craft store. But we usually buy more than we need. We use the supplies in a project but we don’t use all of them so we have little pieces of paper, ribbons etc. These leftovers go to a drawer or a box and we kind of forget them. …

HOW TO CREATE FUN AND UNIQUE SCRAPBOOK PAGES DESIGN




inside: how to create a new, interesting and fun scrapbook pages!   Are you tired of having all your scrapbook pages look the same? Do you want to liven things up and make some new and interesting pages? Today I want to introduce to you a fun, whimsical and very unique scrapbook page style that you can make to create beautiful story like pages. This style of scrapbooking doesn’t really have an official name so let’s call it a storybook page style.     SCRAPBOOK PAGES STYLE Different scrapbookers have different styles and they create different pages. Some layouts will look clean and simple, others will be layered with patterned papers and embellishments. Some might have a funky, retro look while others look vintage and old-fashioned. These different looks are the scrapbook pages style. It’s simply the fashion of the page. It’s the look, the feel and the mood. It might be clean and simple, or funky, romantic or trendy. …

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