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C.R.A.F.T.: C.R.A.F.T. #21: Mini Scrapbook

C.R.A.F.T.: C.R.A.F.T. #21: Mini Scrapbook

A Bath Pouf. That, Um, Looks Like a Rose.... Have you ever had an idea, and you thought "That's awesome! It'll be so fantastic!!" and then you make it, and you realize that it's really kind of kooky? I was trying to think of something to do with these old towels I had. It's a bath pouf. But, I thought I would post it anyway, on the odd chance that someone might want to make one. And if not, please enjoy a laugh at my expense :o) What you do, is cut about 1.5 inches off one side of towel (to get that finished edge), and two circles out of the middle. Gently pull the bottom thread to gather your strip, pretty tightly.Sew it onto one of the circles in a spiral shape, starting on the outside. Cut a 1.5"x6" strip, and finish the edges with a tight zig-zag stitch. Then pin the two circles together, with your 7" strip laid across the bottom.Sew a tight zig-zag around the two circles, sewing right over each side of the strip on the bottom. Trim the edges of your handle to match the circle edges! There. Maybe it would be cute in a gift basket?

Take-Out Box Templates FREEBIE! « Designs by Megan Turnidge | Digital Scrapbooking Blog I’m in a good mood and thought I’d come share one of my old products! These layered Take-Out Box Templates are super cute and fun to make! Perfect for packaging up small gifts and treats! It includes 2 sizes and they come in both .psd and layered .tif file formats. FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY! Enjoy! EDIT: I have made a separate download for paper scrappers/non-digi scrappers/people without Photoshop. You can now download ready to print PDF files for these templates!

Easy Folded Gift Boxes - Cosmo Cricket UPDATE: If you came here from Pinterest, we later updated our readers with more examples and a video tutorial... it's much easier to follow! You can find it here. Happy crafting and thanks for dropping by! Eric often tells me I remind him of Maria from the Sound of Music. Maybe it's my short-strawberry blonde hair. So, it's a little ironic that I lead the children's choir at my church. Once a year we combine the two choirs for the Sunday services as the main event. It just doesn't seem like enough, but I made several thank-you's yesterday for my friends that helped my little ones sing so well, I swear I could hear them all the way in Minnesota. Here' the first one I made. To make the box, take a full sheet of paper and mark it at 6" on two opposing sides. Then fold edges in to match up with the marks. Now measure and mark at 5" and 7" on the folded edges. Fold as shown below. The next fold is the only slightly tricky part, and only because it's hard to put into words.

David Graham: The Move-it Kit Entirely made of cardboard this DIY Move-it Kit designed by David Graham is a brilliant idea to help with all of those moving woes. I think I need of these when I go shopping in the future. [youtube] The kit itself comes with several adhesive cardboard parts that stick to the package, ultimately turning it into a durable trolley that can transform to fit virtually almost any size and shape. The project as well as others were made for the James Dyson Award. images from James Dyson Award

How to Fold an Origami Pencil Cup Video Here I’ll show you how to make a paper cup that can hold pencils, pens and other office supplies. I’m going to turn this 9X9 square into a water bomb base. First we’ll fold in half to make a triangle. Give it a nice crease and then unfold. This next step is a minor thing and you can really skip it but I’m doing it to make some guidelines. Now we can unfold this corner of the triangle. Once you’ve got both sides done, we’re going to reach in and pop open our pencil cup.

Hand Stitching, part 1 - LA - StumbleUpon One of my favorite crafts is hand stitching-- it's fun, addictive, expressive and relaxing :) Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share easy ways to make your own patterns for hand stitching along with some tips and ideas :) These are some samples of my past projects-- I like to draw patterns freehand and use my handwriting. However, sometimes I adapt clipart type images to make a more complicated pattern, like the sewing machine or I just stitch the outline of an image I love, like the Goonies "Hey You Guys" silhouette :) I use a Back Stitch for all my hand stitching because it's very versatile and I like the look but you can use any combination of stitches for your projects... there's lots of fun ones! Today, we're going to start with handwriting & transferring your pattern :) You will Need: - Card-stock or Thick Paper (I cut a piece of 6x8" card-stock & folded it in half to create a greeting card) - Needle & Scissors - Embroidery Thread - Scrap Paper & Pen - Thumbtack or Piercing Tool

eighteen25 Layer it on: ideas for making rich scrapbook pages with layering and collage 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? 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 Layer to incorporate meaningful images and motifs Including images and motifs influences how a viewer sees your page and, what’s more, understands your relationship to the subject being scrapbooked. Awesome Sight by Debbie Hodge Layer to reveal your personal style “Sweet Snuggle” is a page full of the kinds of touches I’ve come to expect on Kayleigh Wiles’ pages. Sweet Snuggle by Kayleigh Wiles. Layer to have fun and play with interesting patterns, textures, and images

{Valentines day} pixel-y popup card I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}. I finally decided to make this pixely popup heart card! They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope). You can even make some pixely confetti to put inside the card (if you are a big kid like me!). Full instructions and printable templates below! (BTW I remember seeing something similar in a popup book years ago. How to 1. (If you have a cutting machine then see note at end of post!) Cut along the black lines and score the grey lines. 3. 5. 7. Edited to add: The lovely Kayla from saynotsweetanne has send me a .dfx file of the card which you can use if you have a cutting machine.