Friday, November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Video Tutorial: Family Accordion Book, Part 2

Well, it looks like I've forgotten to post Part 2 of my Family Accordion Book. Oops! Make sure to view Part 1 HERE. 

Family Accordion Album


This is a great project to use up your scraps AND giving thanks for your family. Create one, fill it with old family photos, and bring it to Thanksgiving to share with your family. I bet they will love it!

Check out the video below on binding the book.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Creating Gift Baskets, Bundles, and More!

As we approach the holidays, your thoughts are probably turned toward gift giving. Have you thought about preparing a gift basket or bundle? With a little planning and preparation, you can gather, package, and present your bundles in a thoughtful and creative way. 


Items in each bundle will vary as they will be unique to each recipient.  In this post we will discuss the following topics: The recipient, choosing a theme and items, the container, presentation and packaging.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Handmade Stamped Holiday Wrap

Here is a great project to get the whole family involved in the holiday preparations.  Use those foam stamps you have made in your Cricut (see my previous post) or use purchased stamps to create an ensemble of items to use for your holiday gift giving.  

This project can be tailored to any theme…garden party, children’s birthday, etc. 


I love creating with Kraft paper. Such humble paper paired with the very basics of white paint and black stamping ink. It yields a great, graphic look. With this type of project the goal is not perfection, but “humble simplicity”.  It does not matter if the stamped images are not straight or the threads are showing on your stitched cards…it’s all a part of the simple look.

Check out the instructions below.