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Shabby flower pillow (a tutorial) Sometimes, ideas in my head don’t always turn out as planned.

shabby flower pillow (a tutorial)

And sometimes, they turn out better…. After running across Sweet Jessie’s Scalloped Garland tutorial a few months ago, I wanted to take the same technique and use it to make a shabby, fun, linen pillow. Here’s how I did it: Supplies Needed:fabric (I used linen)sewing machinezipper (if desired) Step 1: Create your “petals”. Step 2: Take sew petals and turn inside out. Step 3: Stitch petals down to fabric.

Step 4: Continue creating petals and attaching them to pillow front. Print Transfers. Yet another "52" reasons book (pics added IMG OBESE) - OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS. X-posted from craftgrrl For this Valetine's day, I decided to make one of those "52 things i love about you" books.

Yet another "52" reasons book (pics added IMG OBESE) - OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS

Only, my boyperson and I have been dating about a year and a half and we dont say that "L" word. Layer it on: ideas for making rich scrapbook pages with layering and collage. By Debbie Hodge How do you like your pages?

Layer it on: ideas for making rich scrapbook pages with layering and collage

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? Do you layer? Layer to add texture, dimension, and visual interest On “Read to Me” Dina Wakley began with border stitching and a layer of thick paint on her blue canvas. Read to Me by Dina Wakley Layer to create interesting white space Doris Sander made “American Tourister” with leftover bits. American Tourister by Doris Sander. Handwriting tips. 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.

handwriting tips

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. How to make a Mini Scrapbook. DIY Paper Pinwheels. The incredibly sweet Jessica of In the Hushed Hours was kind enough to share this tutorial for DIY paper pinwheels.

DIY Paper Pinwheels

I love pinwheels. Pinwheels strung on a mobile? I might love those even more. Thanks for sharing, Jessica! Quotes. Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial. We hope Jennifer Casa’s Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial inspires you to create something beautiful for someone you love.

Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial

Learn more about Jennifer in her introduction, and make a visit to JCasa*handmade part of your daily routine. Shadow Box Photo Display for Photographers. Need help turning your post-vacation keepsake clutter into a divine display?

Shadow Box Photo Display for Photographers

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. In my family unpacking from a trip often includes trying to find places to store or display random keepsakes we’ve picked up along the way. A shadow box is a great way to show off those little items in an clean and classy way. Filling your shadow box with too many pictures or items and result in framed collection of clutter. Supplies: 12×12 Shadow Box 12×12 print a select few of your keepsakes double sided tape craft supplies (clothespins, masking tape, decorative labels, hot glue gun, etc.) Infarrantly Creative: Ballard Inspired Paper Holder Craft Projects and DIY Inspiration.

Wall-E Art. How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic… This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again.

How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic…

Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: 1. The buttons. The Basics of Documenting A Week In Your Life. From my 2008 Week In The Life Album.

The Basics of Documenting A Week In Your Life

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.) This is a creative adventure. How to make a Mini Scrapbook. Layer it on: ideas for making rich scrapbook pages with layering and collage.

Handwriting tips. Shadow Box Photo Display for Photographers. The Basics of Documenting A Week In Your Life. How to make a Mini Scrapbook. Scrapbooking Community and Store. Quotes. DIY Paper Pinwheels. Paint Chip Crafts Edition. Happy Saturday crafty pals! As of late, I have been hoarding collecting paint chips from my local hardware store. The people at the counter probably think I'm crazy as I haphazardly select random color samples, but I've been doing it for a reason.

Next week, you'll see a new and original way I've come up with to use paint chips to decorate your home, but until then, here are some other fun paint chip projects. Layer it on: ideas for making rich scrapbook pages with layering and collage. 6 Tips for Using Patterned Paper Backgrounds on your Scrapbook Pages. By Debbie Hodge I love using patterned papers — especially for backgrounds.

6 Tips for Using Patterned Paper Backgrounds on your Scrapbook Pages

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. 1) be generous. Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial. A quick tutorial : : book beads « the smallest forest. I haven’t added any text instructions, because I think the photos are clear enough.

All that’s left to do know is make a whole heap of these, in different shapes (but always symmetrical shapes!) And sizes, and stringing them up. This uses the same binding method used to make childrens board-books…the only difference is that you glue the front and back cover together, as well, and create a book in the round, without and ending or beginning…and that’s some pretty heavy symbolism for a pretty paper bead! Pop up flower - Arte e Creazione. Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog: Reader's Inspiration...and more buttons! Good morning! ONE MORE DAY until the summer issue launches and we are SUPER excited to share it with you! Be sure to join us right here tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. for the reveal and...some prizes of course! On Monday, Summer challenged our blog readers to dig into their stash and use up their buttons.

If you were in my scraproom you would be digging for awhile! Why do those cute round things just scream BUY ME? Anna Petitt. Dyed Buttons. Dyeing buttons and beads is fun and easy to do, enabling you to get the exact color you want whether using the buttons and beads on a coat, a pillow cover or in a necklace. They also look beautiful in a vase as part of a flower arrangement, helping the flowers to stand tall. Most buttons and beads are made out of nylon and Rit is one of the few dyes that will color these materials (it also dyes wood buttons!). File Folder Scrapbook - StumbleUpon. By Debi Devitt I borrowed the idea for this file folder scrapbook from the homeschool community's lapbooks. Lapbooks are a learning book that are very popular with homeschool families.

The idea is that the child enjoys a hands-on learning experience as they create and then later sit and go through all the intricate little elements in a lapbook. Learning is reinforced as the child shows off their lovely lapbook and enjoys looking through it himself. Well, I love all the intricate elements so much that I think these would make the most fun mini scrapbooks. DIY Paper Pinwheels. 3D Valentines Day Card Tutorial.

Origami Cherry Blossom Tutorial. Video Demos by Tim Holtz. Creators of Glimmer Mist and Scrapbooking Supplies. It’s the moment we have ALL been waiting for–Tattered Angels is proud to release our newest addition to the TA family, Tattered Tangles, a collection of papers that inspires coloring inside of the lines and thinking outside of the box. When we were thinking about our newest line under the Tattered Angels brand, we had two objectives in mind: 1.

Pop up flower - Arte e Creazione. Tattered angels. 6 Tips for Using Patterned Paper Backgrounds on your Scrapbook Pages. A quick tutorial : : book beads « the smallest forest. Scrapbooking Community and Store.

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