Giving Thanks

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With November coming, I think of Thanksgiving and with Thanksgiving comes family and food – two of my favorite things.  Last year I made a paper pie. With input from Quincy and Addison (ages 8 and 10 at the time), we had all varieties of pie slices. Each wedge had an embellishment to add to […]

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

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I know it seems early for Christmas, but if you are planning to make your own holiday cards and your Christmas card list is greater than five,  you probably want to get started. And if you want to include a family photo in your card, no worries, many of these cards can easily include a […]

Celebrate Birthdays

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Here’s the thing…most of us celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day and all sorts of holidays, but your birthday is your very own special day. So I say go big or stay home. Celebrate the birthdays of your friends and family with these birthday projects.   Ready to get started? Click on the project below […]

Back to School Projects That Make the Grade

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I don’t know about you but the schools in my neighborhood start back up this week. So I decided to share some of my favorite Back-To-School projects with you, everything from student-friendly bookmarks, to teacher-friendly classroom organizers and parent-friendly gifts for your kid’s teachers. Check these out and get the school year off to a […]

Going Dimensional

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It’s difficult to pick my favorite type of paper craft but card making is definitely a top contender. And I’m obsessed with dimensionality so I picked some of my favorite 3D cards to share with you this week. Ready to get started? Click on the project below to take you to the instructional video for […]

Summer Projects You Can Do With Your Kids

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Wow, it’s August already. Blink twice and school will be back in session, but there is still enough time for a little crafting with the kids. I collected a few summer projects that I thought were good candidates for you and your kids to make together. PLUS… Kristy’s youngest (Katelyn) just had a birthday and […]

Ice Cream Card

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My favorite summertime treat is ice cream (to be honest, it’s my yearlong treat) so I decided to create a greeting that symbolizes this fun season. The pop-up element is simple to create and your friends and family will love the yummy surprise when they open the card. Here are the supplies you’ll need: Premade notecard with […]

Father’s Day Golf Card

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This dimensional card is perfect for the golfer in your life. Either for Father’s Day or birthday, this pop-up greeting will surely bring a smile on their special day before they hit the links. Here are the supplies you’ll need: Die cuts – Sizzix/Ellison Repositionable adhesive – 3L White gelly roll pen – Sakura Scoring […]

Feel Better Flip Flop Card

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This is one of my favorite cards to make because it allows me to hide a message or even attach a gift card. The flipping mechanism is so fun for the recipient…and super impressive, however, with just a few measurements and cuts using an Xacto knife you can easily have the base of the card […]

Spring Accordion Card

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Spring has definitely Sprung with this cheery dimensional card full of flowers and butterflies.  This card is sure to brighten anyone’s day! One accordion strip is all that’s needed to bring this card to life. Here are the supplies you’ll need: 6″ x 9″ envelope Die cut – Ellison/Sizzix Repositionable adhesive – 3L Paper trimmer […]