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 BEST WAY TO MAKE A TITLE ON A PAPER CRAFT PROJECT

Inside: how to add a title to any paper craft project in a unique and creative way   Everyone has a name it is the first thing that we are known for. So should any paper craft project. A title is the first thing that you see on a layout, mini album or an art journal page and that is why it’s important to take the time and add the right kind of title . There are many ways to add that title with positive and negative points to each way. Which way to use is up to you but my recommendation is to try as many ways as you can to make things more interesting.   HOW TO ADD A TITLE TO A PAPER CRAFT PROJECT   You can create a title on your paper craft project from almost any material using many types of techniques. Here are my 5 best ways:   UNIQUE TITLE ON YOUR PAPER CRAFT …

10 CLEVER REASONS YOU’LL WANT TO MAKE MINI ALBUMS

Inside: 10 reasons you’ll want to make mini albums for your photos   When I discovered mini albums a few years back I thought I discovered a treasure! I thought it was a genius solution for many of the issues I had with the large 12×12 scrapbook pages. I have to admit that since then I hardly made any layouts and I’m completely in love with the mini album concept. However I often get asked what’s the point? Why make mini albums instead of the traditional 12×12 pages? What are the benefits… why should I make them?     WHY MAKE MINI ALBUMS   MANAGEABLE PROJECT For some people, especially me, the thought of starting a big 12X12 scrapbook is just too overwhelming and time consuming. Just the thought of starting a large page, think about how to fit all these photos to one or two pages really discourages me from even starting. When I know there is a beginning …

HOW TO MAKE AMAZING BOYS SCRAPBOOK PAGES

Inside: how to make amazing boys scrapbook pages you’ll be proud of and most importantly so will your boys!   If you have sons like me, or you want to create masculine layouts for the boys in your family you probably find fewer ideas and less inspiration then you would for girly layouts. Face it, most of us are girls! We like girly things and sometimes we prefer to create girly layouts. BUT I have boys and I wanted to make boys scrapbook pages so I started researching this and this is what I came up with…     THE CHALLENGES OF MAKING BOYS SCRAPBOOK PAGES When you make a scrapbook layout you want it to tell a story and also make it pretty. With girly pages it’s much easier… you add some flowers and your job is half done. But with boys scrapbook pages you have a few challenges: THE COLORS ARE LIMITED Boys traditional colors are more limited …

HOW TO MAKE A PERPETUAL CALENDAR

  Inside: creative perpetual calendar ideas to stay organized with your important dates   I have a problem remembering important dates… I’m great with people’s faces but I can’t remember their birthdays, anniversaries etc. It’s embarrassing, I know… but it is what it is. So instead of fighting a loosing battle, I decided to make a perpetual calendar to help me remember. I could put the dates on my phone, but as a crafter I prefer the traditional, prettier way instead of having another reason to be glued to my phone… Lol Besides, after dropping my phone into the sea once, I’ve come to realize phones might not be the most dependable way 🙂 It’s that time of year again…the year closes and we need to get ready for the new year. That means organization! If you’re like me and have problem remembering dates, or even if you’re not like me and you want to be organized I have 3 …

12 AWESOME WAYS TO USE YOUR DISTRESS INKS

  Inside: 12 ways to use distress inks in your craft projects   When I first tried Distress Inks all those years ago I didn’t really understand what was all the noise about. But that was not because they were a bad product it was because I didn’t understand their potential and how to use them properly. Today when I teach or create Distress inks almost always find their way to my project. But until this day I get a lot of questions on how to use them and what you can do with them and most importantly what they are better than regular inks.     WHAT ARE DISTRESS INKS   They are water-based dye inks that have incredible color stability. Unlike other inks, Distress Inks react to water. It means that water doesn’t break down the color. Water also allows the ink to move on the paper. They are perfect for traditional ink techniques but their unique qualities …

HOW TO MAKE ARTIST TRADING COINS AND WHY

Inside: introducing the new hot trend in the art world: Artist Trading Coins – what are they and how to make them   I have a new obsession: Artist Trading Coins! They are not only super fun to make but they answer two of my main needs in paper crafting: first, using my scraps – it just bothers me if I see a large scrap pile. The second, creating paper collages – I just love taking small pieces and turning them into a work of art.   WHAT ARE ARTIST TRADING COINS Artist Trading Coins are an evolution of Artist Trading cards which first appeared in 1997 in Switzerland when a local artist hosted their first swap. Since then it has taken off in the art world and many crafters and artists have embraced this art form. These are small artistic projects in a shape of a circle. They can be made in any style, with any material and in …

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