HOW TO MAKE CARDS WITH SPECIAL EFFECTS

Inside: how to make amazing cards with special effects   Even in this era of sending cards via the internet on on your mobile phone I still prefer getting real handmade physical cards. I consider myself a modern girl, I have an account on almost every social media platform I know my way around a smart phone and a computer but there is something about opening your mail box and seeing an envelope of something other than a bill and then opening that envelope and finding a card that was made with love just for you. I love that feeling…don’t you?     MAKING CARDS WITH SPECIAL EFFECTS The next best feeling, or maybe even the best feeling is not receiving the card but making it! Christmas is almost here so if you haven’t started making cards…you should hurry! I love making cards but at some point making ordinary cards seemed boring not just for me but also for those …

HOW TO MAKE 12 CARDS OF CHRISTMAS – 2019

Inside: 12 cards of Christmas video tutorials   It’s that time of year again… the time for the 12 Cards of Christmas series! Every year I post it way too late but this year I started early and I’m so happy I can share it with all of you as early as the beginning of October!     12 CARDS OF CHRISTMAS For those of you who never participated in this series you’re in for a treat! I share 12 different Christmas card video tutorials that are completely free. You can pick your favorite card or all of them, follow the step by step video tutorial and make a handmade card for yourselves. the card designs are easy and no early experience is required, however each card has a special something to make it stand out among other cards and be a unique gift for anyone who will receive it.   THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS CARDS Ever wondered how the …

INSANELY CREATIVE HOUSE SHAPE PROJECT IDEAS YOU NEED TO MAKE

Inside: 15 amazing house project ideas like mini albums, cards and wall hangings you must make!   This original post was written in the summer of 2014 when we had gone through a terrible experience of war. Hundreds of rockets were fired on our cities and homes. But we didn’t back down or left we stayed and toughed it out. These are our homes and the only place we have on this earth so as bad as it got we endured. During that time I made a little collection of house theme craft projects I’ve made through the years but I wanted to update the post because many other fun projects were created since.       WHY DO WE LOVE HOUSE SHAPE PROJECTS The shape of a house always reminds us of our home, our family and maybe even our childhood. It’s that comfortable and safe feeling That we have when we get home that’s why the phrase goes: …

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: MAKE THE BEST HOLIDAY CARDS

Inside: get an early start with your Christmas card making! It’s only 5 months away…   Every year I plan to send holiday cards to all my friends around the world who celebrate Christmas and every year it doesn’t happen. I always procrastinate and think I have lots of time and then it’s already too late. But not this year…this year I’m embracing the Christmas in July tradition and I’m starting early! You might not think about it but Christmas is only 5 months away! Time flies so fast and before you know it winter will be here (I wish) and you’ll have many preparations and so little time (I know… trust me). So here’s my plan: make a cards every day (I need about 50-60) and be done by fall!     WHAT IS CHRISTMAS IN JULY? Apparently this tradition started in the US in a girl’s camp and then spread across the world. It is mainly popular in …

DO YOU MAKE CARDS FOR CHRISTMAS?

I’m back!! Sorry for being MIA but I was going through some personal stuff and I needed a little time to myself. But now I’m back and just in time for the busy holiday season!     DO YOU MAKE CARDS FOR CHRISTMAS? Christmas cards are one of the oldest traditions of the holiday season. Making your own cards is a more personal and special manner to express your Christmas wishes and greetings. Beyond the individualized aspect of making your own Christmas cards, it can also be a useful activity to occupy children and even a way to save money. Whatever your motive, receiving a Christmas card that you’ve made is sure to make anyone happy and prove a memento they’ll likely keep for a long time. There are a few methods to make your own Christmas cards: MAKING CHRISTMAS CARDS BY HAND As crafters this is my preferred option! There’s nothing like receiving a personal card made just for …

Combination Easel and Stair Step Card Tutorial with Einat

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you a fun Combination Easel and Stair Step Card Tutorial. It’s easy to make and you can use any papers you want but the important thing to notice is not to use bulky embellishments. If you want to put it in an envelope you need to make sure it will fold. So use thin chipboards, cut out images or stickers to embellish the card.     Combination Easel and Stair Step Card Tutorial Start with a 5 1/4″ x 12″ piece of double sided cardstock. I used the Lavender garden papers by Craft & You. I’m not usually a purple fan but I said the same thing about yellow and changed my mind. So I decided to use all the colors of the rainbow even if I think I don’t like it. Usually I love how the project turns out! Score the cardstock at 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 4 1/4″, …

Foamiran Flowers Card and Tutorial

Hi dear crafty friends! I want to share with you my Foamiran Flowers Card and Tutorial. This is a card I created as part of my Scrap & Craft design team. Other then beautiful papers and chipboards I used Foamiran to create the flowers on the card.     Foamiran Flowers Card and Tutorial What is foamiran? Foamiran is a stretchy material (foam) 0,8 mm or 0.6 mm thick which looks like paper. It reacts to heat and it is easy to shape when warm. Please note that this is a special kind of foam dedicated to flower making. It’s not ordinary craft foam 2 mm thick Which you can buy in crafts stores with products for kids.     Start by cutting out flowers in two different sizes. You can use any flower die you have in your stash. It will not work with punches but if you don’t have any dies you can trace a flower pattern onto the …

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