Make A Plush Fabric Covered Cereal Box Journal

January 21, 2014

This is one of my favorite DIY projects using recycled materials…first start with this: a cereal or other empty, clean paper board box. Collapse it and cut off any rough edges. Next score the paperboard so there is a 1/4 inch panel down the center as shown. Next, cut a piece of fabric you like […]

Make Hershey's Kiss Rose Bud Bouquet

February 1, 2012

One of the most fun ways to do Valentine’s day is to turn your chocolate treats into artistic little surprises that make them smile. Since many of you have asked on our Facebook page how to do this…Click on the picture to see a fabulous tutorial on making Rose Bud Kisses (with Hershey’s kisses of […]

Make A Peek-A-Boo Valentine Carrier

January 16, 2012

When the Valentines Day party is over at school…how do they take all of their little treats home with them? You could just set the class up with shoe boxes, but who (other than maybe a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills) has 30 shoe boxes lying around? Here is a simple idea for something you […]

Make an exploding valentine box

January 15, 2012

Most valentines are lovely, but some appear to be an impossible act of physics. I love when valentines get “ohhs and ahhs” and leave the recipient wondering…”how’d she do that?” Here is a great tutorial from the Life As Lou blog on how to make a valentine that is sure to make the people you […]

Make your own DIY gift bags

January 13, 2012

Here’s another idea for something fun to do with that scrapbook paper you have tucked away…make a super fancy gift bag! Here is a great tutorial from the JoannaNoelBlog that shows you how! *image credit:

Make Crayon Heart Valentines | Lifestyle Crafts – Whipperberry

January 13, 2012

Lifestyle Crafts just released these Sweatheart Dies and we are already seeing them in tons of adorable crafts projects!  Little Valentine idea from Heather at WhipperBerry. This project is great because it is a little bit paper craft, a little bit “get your hands dirty.” It makes a colorful little card and a really cool […]

Expert Advice on Making Your Own Letterpress Invitations

January 9, 2012

Letterpress is a really old form of printing that has gotten pretty popular again in the last few years. If you aren’t familiar with letterpress, it basically works like this: 1. A line art design (or lettering) is reversed and made into a raised plate. 2. The design is then laid out out on a […]

Make A Chinese Takeout Style Treat Box

January 1, 2011

Craft Supplies:

1. Chinese takeout favor box template. Ours is available for instant download on sale now for $2.49 on Meylah: Chinese Takeout Treat Box Template
2. Stapler
3. Your favorite decorative cardstock (we used the DCDM Whimsy Stack for our examples)
4. Boning tool for making the creases and scoring board (We used Martha Stewart’s kit – comes with a scoring board and a boning tool.) If you don’t have a bone folder, you can crease the lines with the edge of a popsicle stick.

How to fold and assemble your box:

1. Cut your cardstock to a size that will fit in your printer. The template we used is designed to work with the standard 8.5 x 11 sized paper that fits in our printer. (tip: please check to make sure your cardstock will work with your printer. If you are using a very heavy cardstock that can’t be fed through your printer, print the template on basic white paper or cardstock and trace it onto your final paper.)
2. Cut around the outside of the box shape. (follow the solid yellow line)
3. Use a bone folding tool and scoring board to trace the dotted lines in the template. Push hard enough to make a crease you can see slightly on the other side, but not so hard you pierce the paper.
4. Fold to connect the dots on sections 1, 2, 3, and 4…

Make A Flip (Swing Card)

December 30, 2010

Paula from More Than Cards demonstrates how to make a flip or swing style greeting card. The swing/flip card is made by cutting slits into the cardstock, then folding it at very specific measurements (Paula goes over these in detail in the video tutorial) What a cool cardmaking idea — definitely not your average Valentines […]

How To Make A Vision Board

December 28, 2010

Types of Vision Boards When To Use A Vision Board How To Make A Vision Board Examples of Vision Board Why A Vision Board? Every year about this time (right before the New Year) I try to take a time to reflect on all the good from the year that is wrapping up and start […]

Make Magnetic Paper Dolls For The Fridge

June 17, 2010

These are already scored for you on the Paperdolls Cricut cartridge. I used the “Everyday Paper Dolls” and “Paper Dolls Dress Up” cartridges. I also make little ones to give to my doctors and nurses on a popsicle stick and one for just about anyone I come across. It is easy to make them look like people and they love it!
My doctor even took her “nurse” paper doll on vacation with her and took pictures of the nurse in the sand at the beach at the tiki bar, etc … too cute.. Anyways, I cut them out 8 inches then I laminate them to protect them – small children like to tear up paper dolls. Then I just cut the clothes out on the Cricut also and laminate them and put velcro on them so the dolls can change clothes.

Make Seed Paper For Cards And Crafts

May 12, 2010

If you have ever made handmade paper, this project will be a breeze – the process for making seed paper is much the same. First you make your paper pulp, add the seeds and press. This is an eco-friendly craft that is fun for kids and adults alike! Here’s how to make your own seed paper…