HOW TO EASILY MAKE A JUNK JOURNAL AND WHAT TO DO WITH IT

Inside: everything you need to know about making a junk journal and what to do with them   Everyday when I walk into my craft room I see my paper scraps drawer and I look away. I hate that drawer… it really bothers me that there is a pile of unused papers in it and I do nothing with them. So one day I decided to challenge myself to come up with a way to use at least some of them. What I came up with was a junk journal… actually a few of them!     WHAT IS A JUNK JOURNAL There is no one definition of a junk journal and they can vary from person to person however there is one main thing that is common to all junk journals: they are all made from a mix of found and recycled materials. They are called junk journals because they are usually books or journals made from the paper …

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 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 …

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: …

MAKE AWESOME PAGES FOR YOUR SPECIAL SUMMER MEMORIES

Inside: Fun and easy ideas to create summer pages for all your memories from this summer vacation, outdoor trips, days at the beach etc.   Personally I’m not a big fan of summer, which is a little strange when you consider the fact I live in a country that is usually hot. I don’t like the heat and the humidity BUT I do love our summer family time and vacations! I’m so lucky that my kids (now 20 and 17 years old) have always enjoyed going on summer activities together and still do! I know it’s not a given so even if I don’t do any other pages through out the year I always do those special pages with our summer memories.     WET SUMMER PAGES   Who doesn’t love going to the beach or the swimming pool to cool off in the inviting blue water?  The water is always a great background for taking beautiful photos with a …

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 …

5 HACKS FOR AMAZING MINI ALBUMS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Inside: great hacks to make amazing mini albums you need to know and try!   If you’re a paper crafter and you want to showcase your photos and document your memories you can make 12×12 scrapbook pages or mini albums. However sometimes those large empty scrapbook pages are a little intimidating and time consuming to create so a smaller mini album is the perfect way to achieve the same goals in less time and more fun!     Mini albums come in all sizes, with 8”x8” and 6”x6” being the most popular. They often have all their pages in the album about a specific person, place, event or occasion. There’s often a thread of continuity in terms of design: The papers match the album or the scrapper uses the same alphabet stickers throughout. WHY MAKE MINI ALBUMS Overwhelmed by the thought of devoting time, money and energy to a giant scrapbook, more and more people are starting small. Mini albums …

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