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101 Pretty Printables {free}

101 Pretty Printables {free}

101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials These simple handmade gift tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy! You don’t need special skills or a bunch of time because these can all be done super fast! Simple and cute…that works for me! Oh, and think of all the money you will save making these gifts. {At least that’s the story I tell my husband…shhhh!} You are going to love these fabulous tutorials!!! You can make all your gifts for years from this list! If you love creative links, please subscribe to Everything Etsy! Thanks so much for all your tweets, stumbles, Facebook likes and pins on my Sewing Tutorials and Free Printables posts…you are the coolest crafty friends! If you want to be doubly awesome, try doing handmade gifts that are also eco-friendly! Handmade gifts make people feel special, don’t you think? ~Kim

Explore more. Web pages, photos, and videos | Do you have one project that you've been longing to do, but just haven't found the time yet? This is it for me. I call it my Backlit Canvas Art and the inspiration piece has been pinned in my "Crafts to try" Pinterest board for ages. My "pin"speration is an artist's piece made from metal that has hand cut flowers all over it. So I decided to give it a go and create my version. There are two main differences between the two: 1. 2. The idea of the canvas is that during the day (ie. with the Christmas light off) you have a beautiful sculpture while at night (you guessed it, with the Christmas lights on!) How about a tutorial? Supply list Mounted canvas (mine is 10"x10") cardstock to fit on your canvas (mine is 12"x12") stamps ink pad X-acto knife light source* *I wasn't sure if I wanted to use a single bulb or Christmas lights so that is why both are in the above picture. I decided to go with the same flower theme as my inspiration piece. I randomly stamped various flowers across my cardstock.

Old-Fashioned Vanilla Crepes Simple Recipes for Desserts and Daily Food 1 ½ cups milk 3 egg yolks 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar ½ teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons melted butter This is an easy vanilla crepes recipe. Crepes are best as breakfast or dessert, and can be filled with a variety of different fillings depending on your tastes. The recipe takes a total of thirty minutes and yields twelve crepes. The directions are as follows: Step 1 — Mix the milk, egg yolks, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl. Comments comments

MAGAZINE ENVELOPES 18K+ Well I got this idea from our friend Nina. She was making these super cute envelopes out of scrapbook paper and I really wanted to make some! So I came home and made some! They are so so SO simple and add a personal touch to your envelopes. You will need: An old magazine, scissors, an envelope, a glue stick and a Sharpie. Tear out some magazine pages that you like. Carefully pull the envelope apart. Trace the envelope on a magazine page. Cut the envelope shape out. Turn the envelope over as well as the magazine cut-out. Unfold everything and separate the magazine cut-out from the envelope. Glue the bottom flap down to the two side flaps. And you've made your own envelope! The great thing about making these envelopes our of magazine pages is that the envelopes have a character all of their own.

How to marbleize paper To make this fun and easy marbleized paper you will need: 1/2 tsp alum (helps paint adhere to the paper), 2 cups liquid starch, liquid acrylic paints, a long wooden skewer , a 9 X 13 pan and white copy paper cut to fit the inside your pan. You can change up the size of the pan, just keep the proportions of starch and alum the same. The starch should be 1 to 2 inches deep in your pan. Pour 2 cups of liquid starch in the pan then add 1/2 tsp alum stirring until mixed. Gently drop acrylic paint on the surface of the starch. Some paint will sink to the bottom- do not worry. Take the wooden skewer and drag the paint through the starch. Lay your piece of paper on top of the starch. Lift the paper out of the pan and allow the starch to drip off the paper Rinse the paper under running water removing any extra starch. After the paper has been rinsed, lay it out to dry. You may find that you can print two sheets of paper before adding more paint to the starch. Have fun!

Death By Oreo Cupcakes They are probably the best Oreo cakes I have ever tried. A lot of cake's that I have experimented with before are like a vanilla cake with bits of Oreo in them, which didn't really give them enough Oreo flavor. But these were a lot better. I used a dark chocolate fudge cake mix instead of just a regular chocolate cake mix, which went really well with the cookies and gave the cakes just a little more flavor. So, in this recipe there is Oreo's in the cake, in the frosting, and at the bottom is a Oreo surprise. That's right, you put a whole Oreo at the bottom of the cake. Ingredients 1 package Oreo Cookies, regular size 1 package Mini Oreo Cookies, for decoration (optional) 1 package chocolate cake mix (mix according to directions on box) 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract cupcake liners Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and cream cheese.

Creative Reuse of Paper : Scrapbooking Affirmations Was doing some “stumbling” yesterday…dangerous activity that. Anyway, on the heels of yesterday mornings paper storage post, I thought this was a wonderful way to not only use up some scrap paper, but also a really positive way to get some scrapbooking affirmations into my life. You don’t even need to do affirmations, you can do inspiring quotes, or little activities that give you joy. [Update 9/24/12] Wow….I’m not sure why, but this page has gone seriously viral. Thank you all for visiting. I was starting to worry that I was just a lone voice in the wilderness. Scrapbooking Affirmations : Folding Origami Stars Scrapbooking Affirmations : You Are….. Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*. The general scrapbooking affirmations idea here is to reuse your scraps and make something beautiful, positive and joyful.

All the Crazy + Fun Stuffs To Do in Photoshop Photoshop isn't just for editing the brightness or increasing the contrast of your photo. There's no boundaries to all the crazy and fun stuffs you can do with Photoshop. With enough RAM, a pinch of imagination and some Photoshop skillz, you can create any effect you like. Compiled below are some tutorials to guide you thru the wonderful world of Photoshopping. Some effects can take only a couple of minutes and some could take hours, depending on how steep your learning curve is =) Ghost-rider Skull Effect in Photoshop How do you convince your girlfriend that you actually signed a contract with a demon to be a Ghost Rider? Turn an Earthling into a blue Na'vi Avatar is so famous that some people is speaking Na'vi right now. How to Add Angel (or demon) Wings to your PortraitSo, you're not an angel or anything, but after watching that tooth fairy movie, you wish you had wings. Retouch your Skin and remove all that BlemishHey! Space Effect in PhotoshopSo, you've never been to space.

Hammin' it up... hedgie style! I have an old friend to share today.. in the form of a softie pattern. I think he's my very most favorite softie to date. I was positively beside myself when he was coming together. This was one of those rare times where the mental vision matched with the final outcome! LollyChopsters meet Hamie. There are two ways you can put this fella together. Today's version of course involves felt (it's Monday after all and I have my 'felt like it on Monday' reputation to uphold here folks)! Firstly... the felt I used is of course from Felt-o-Rama. Here is a quick share on how to put this little dumplin' together! I start every softie pattern with a muslin version first.He was a tad on the lumpy side......and covered in pen marks......but I knew he would work his curves out once he was put together properly! The way you sew darts together is by lining up the point of the triangle and pinching them together.You then sew down that line. Here are both darts sewn on one side. Sew that's it! P.S. xoxoxoxo

Cookie The Fox: Free Doll Pattern I finally found a few minutes to sit down and get this pattern drawn up for you guys. This was my first foray into actual pattern making so hopefully it will be easy to follow Also a little warning this post is super heavy in pictures, but I think it’s pretty necessary in order to properly show you how to put this together. I’ve included a link to download the PDF pattern pieces, so you can print it out and make it as much as you want. 1.First cut out your pattern pieces and then cut them out from fabric. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Now put your skirt on your finished fox doll and give it to a cute little friend to love.

Stuffed Fabric Turtles (with pattern pieces We were shopping around, down in Florida, after we went to the zoo several weeks ago (yes, in Jacksonville…..some of you asked)……..and we stopped by a Pottery Barn Kids store. I’m a window shopper. Well, and an inspiration-seeker shopper. I love walking around and daring myself to find something I want to make. Ha. Want to go shopping with me? I might drive you crazy. Then you and my husband will have something in common. While we were there…..we saw some cute little stuffed turtles. So I snapped a picture with my phone, and I decided to try and figure it out at home. So, here’s my version…..a bit different, but just as sweet. They are soft and plump and are perfect for little hands. …..and the tail may be my favorite part. After making one, you better let your turtle explore outside. Would you like to make your own? Turtle pattern pieces found here. Cut out all of your turtle pieces, in whatever fabric and color choices you want. Then sew each piece closed, about a 1/4 inch from the end. Enjoy.

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