Inside: how to make easy handmade snowflakes cards with paper techniques   I always say I was born in the wrong country because I love winter however I was born in a warm and sunny country. Whenever there is cold and rain I’m happy, unfortunately we only get snow on the mountains in the north. But that doesn’t stop me from celebrating snow with these two snowflakes cards.     SNOWFLAKES CARDS TECHNIQUES   You can make winter and snow cards in many techniques including making faux snow, you can see how here. I made these cards with two easy paper techniques:   QUILLING   Quilling is the craft of creating designs by rolling narrow strips of paper. Pre-cut quilling paper is available to buy in many colors and various widths – usually 3mm to 10mm – either from craft stores or online. Alternatively, you can cut your own strips from medium weight paper – about the weight of copy …


  Inside: how to use die cut shapes in handmade Christmas cards   Unlike other crafters I love fussy cutting. But even I sometimes to using die cut shapes either becuae I don’t feel like fussy cutting or I simply don’t have the shape I need to cut. So after establishing the fact that I’m also human… (one lady once told me that my fussy cutting abilities are inhuman). I can share with you how I used the die cut shapes on these Christmas cards.     WHAT IS DIE CUTTING   Die cutting is a broad term, but in crafting, the act of die cutting is the process of using a machine to mass-produce cut-out shapes. Die cutting machines or card making machines are machines that cut shapes out of paper, chipboard (like cardboard but thicker and more dense), fabric and other materials. In die cutting, dies are metal-shaped objects with a raised, sharp area for cutting. They are …

My Man Masculine Interactive Mini Album Tutorial

Hi dear crafty friends!Today I’m sharing a new mini album I created for Photographs ad Memoried Scrapbooking. My Man Masculine Interactive Mini Album Tutorial also has a supplies kit you can purchase to create this album! You can get this kit at Photographs ad Memoried Scrapbooking. It’s all about the men in your lives and what they love to do!! This mini album is full of space for photos and journaling.  My Man Masculine Interactive Mini Album TutorialMasculine projects can some times be a problem but if you have the right materials you can create the most amazing project. This kit has beautiful pages with masculine colors like red, black and gray. It also has beautiful embellishments like cogwheels and matching ribbons and my favorite is the postcard size papers with vintage printing of masculinr hobbies like fishing, chess, bicycle and sports.    The layout of this mini album might seems complicated at first but the video tutorial will take you step by …


  Inside: how to make a simple tree paper piecing card   I’m terrible at math but even I know that according to Aristotle, a philosopher in Ancient Greece, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. Apparently it doesn’t only works in math or life it also works in crafts. In the crafts case a few simple paper pieces can create something truly pretty.     WHAT IS PAPER PIECING   Paper-piecing is a fun way to add texture, interest and patterns to your design. It’s a great alternative to coloring stamped images and a fabulous way to use any scraps of paper that are just too good to throw away!   THE BASICS OF PAPER PIECING   Paper is usually a technique made with stamps and cut out paper pieces. However it can also be created just from pieces of paper to assemble a pattern or an image without the base of a stamped image. Consider …


  Inside: how to make a Halloween mini album with hidden pockets, surprising flaps and other interactive spooky elements.   I think that interactive mini albums are great but they are especially great for Halloween. Making an interactive mini album filled with pockets, hidden flaps and inserts is exactly like making a witch’s spell book that every page is a new surprise. This mini album is full of spooky moving additions and you can make it too just follow the video tutorial   HALLOWEEN MINI ALBUM   Making holiday mini albums is a long and grand scrapbook tradition. When there is so much designed and specialty papers and embellishments available it is almost impossible to resist making a mini album for evey holiday. It is even more fitting when it comes to Halloween so here’s why I think making a Halloween mini album is a must: There are many great looking photos of kids in costumes that are just perfect …


  Inside: you’ll find what is gel printing and the basics of gelli printing – materials, tools and techniques you need to know!   Although I have a room full of craft supplies I never seem to have the paper I need. I’m a control freak so I like to match my papers to the theme, mood, colors and basically everything.   So it drives me crazy if I don’t have the exact same paper I envision in my head.   The solution: Compromise on the projects I make, which is unacceptable to me… Make my own papers Move in the craft store so I’ll have access to as many papers I want   I decided to make my own papers and I found the most fun, easy and creative way to do it!       WHAT IS GEL PRINTING   Gel printing or gelli printing is a form of art to make prints called monoprinting. Previously in order to …


  Inside: how to embellish pocket mini album pages   When you go somewhere do you always take your purse? I have to admit I’m kind of lazy that way. Because when I go somewhere close or for a short time I prefer putting some things in my pockets and don’t take my purse at all. That’s why all my pants have pockets. So do all my jackets and coats, so this way I can stick my phone, keys and credit card in them and go! Pockets are very useful not only in pants but in mini albums too. They serve the same purpose of adding extra space for things. In this case more photos and journaling cards.     POCKET MINI ALBUM   Pocket mini album come in all shapes and sizes and you can make them in any size. It’s an album that has pocket pages, which means that all or most the pages have a space to …

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