Scrapbooking / Paper
Written by Amy Manhart This how to make a mini scrapbook tutorial comes to us from Amy Manhart. She is the creative genious behind the blog Wuns Upon A Time . It was inspired by the American Girl books being given out with McDonald's happy meals.
Hello IC friends! I am feeling a tad better. Thank you for those of you who sent me “get well” wishes. We are entering a crazy weekend though…we are watching 5 kids all weekend. Some of you with 5 children are probably like, “oh geez, cry me a river.”
From my 2008 Week In The Life Album. Next week, from Monday through Sunday, I will be documenting a week in my life with photos + words and I invite you to play along. (You could even begin today or tomorrow if you wanted – there is no reason it has to be Monday through Sunday vs. Saturday through Friday.)
Need help turning your post-vacation keepsake clutter into a divine display? Our resident do-it-yourself expert, Ashley Campbell , has just what you’ve been looking for: As spring break and summer approach many families begin planning vacations and time to just enjoy being together.
by Debbie Hodge I love using patterned papers — especially for backgrounds. However, it’s often a little tricky making sure the photos aren’t overwhelmed by the paper. As long as you employ some basic design principles you should be all set. Try the following approaches.
You’ve decided you want to improve your handwriting and you’re probably hoping a fountain pen will do the trick -- maybe a friend told you it would. Maybe you’re just adventurous and you want to try your hand at calligraphy (or you might, once your handwriting improves). Good for you! A fountain pen may make your writing look a bit better, but if your writing looks as if frenzied chickens got loose on the page, chances are this won’t be enough.
Immediately after removing the paper, place it in a pan, and pour water over it. Hang paper to dry, marbleized side up. Do not touch the paper until it is dry (typically within 2 hours, depending on humidity levels). Decide whether to keep or discard your solution (it can be used several times). To change paint colors, lay strips of newsprint across the solution's surface, then remove; repeat with clean strips until the solution is clear.
by Debbie Hodge How do you like your pages? Simple and clean? A little busy? Or filled with layers of paper, images, tags, envelopes, fibers and any embellishments you can find to support your subject?
If you’d like to make these cute little “Flap Lock” Origami Envelopes–all you’ll need is a piece of square paper…any size. I used Christmas scrapbook paper. 1. Fold the paper in half to form a triangle. Make sure your edges are even.
You’ve might have seen seed paper recently. It is homemade paper with flower seeds in it. When it is planted in the ground and given lots of TLC it will bloom into beautiful flowers you can enjoy. Here is a tutorial for a project using seed paper.
Origami Cherry Blossom Tutorial ⬇⬇Expand for more info! ⬇⬇ Hi people! in this video I will show you how to make a cherry blossom from 1 piece of paper.
We hope Jennifer Casa’s Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial inspires you to create something beautiful for someone you love. Learn more about Jennifer in her introduction , and make a visit to JCasa*handmade part of your daily routine. After you make the basic card + envelope as a foundation piece you can then embellish, embroider, quilt, print… Do something to make it unique!
Note: If you like this idea, be sure to check out how to make paper ruffles to add to your envelopes ! Super quick and easy tutorial for you today. I have a drawer full of these and use them for everything - bills, letters, you name it...my mom does too, actually! I recently received an oversized catalog for baby strollers (why? I have more than one that I barely use).