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DIY Spring Note Cards

DIY Spring Note Cards

Spring is the perfect time to get your craft supplies out and make something special. We always love to share craft ideas that you can use as a treat yourself or as special gifts for birthdays, announcements, celebrations or any other special occasion. These pretty DIY Spring note cards are just in time for our… Read more.

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Shamrock Garland

DIY Paper Shamrock Garland

Our St Patrick’s Day crafts continue today with this adorable paper shamrock garland. The clover-like shamrock plant is the national emblem of Ireland so we often see it in representations of Irish culture – and I just love what it symbolizes. The patron Saint of Ireland, St Patrick, used the three leaves to illustrate the… Read more.

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Win a 5 Night Trip to Paris with Michaels Crafts

Win a 5 Night Trip to Paris with Michaels Crafts

Who doesn’t love the idea of Springtime in Paris? The tree lined avenues dotted with blooming lavender and tulips, the smell of freshly baked loaves, the artists who line the pebbled streets of Montmartre, the elaborate architecture, the serenity of the winding river Seine and of course the incredible cafes and patisseries! I was lucky… Read more.

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Leprechaun Trap

St Patrick’s Day Crafts – Leprechaun Trap

Leprechaun traps are such fun to make with the little ones. Legend has it that if a Leprechaun is captured by a human then he has the power to grant three wishes in return for his release. Teachers often set children the task of making a Leprechaun trap as a school project so there are… Read more.

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St Patrick’s Day Crafts – “Lucky You” Treat Bags

St Patrick’s Day Crafts – “Lucky You” Treat Bags

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up March 17th so we have thrown ourselves into the Irish spirit with a couple of great little St. Patrick’s Day crafts for you to make at home. Yesterday we brought you the PDF and cut file for these cute Leprechaun candy huggers. Today we have taken that same cheeky… Read more.

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DIY Leprechaun

St Patrick’s Day Crafts – Leprechaun Candy Hugger

Tuesday March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day. Traditional celebrations commemorate the patron Saint of Ireland, a 5th Century Bishop from the Emerald Isle. In recent history, celebrations have tended towards the country’s rich heritage and culture and with over 30 million Americans having Irish ancestry (like me) it seems only right that we share a… Read more.

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DIY Wedding Favors: Paper Succulent Pots

Succulents are enjoying huge popularity at the moment and they look set to stay that way which I’m super pleased about. These paper succulent DIY wedding favors are perfectly on trend and have the added bonus of lasting a lifetime, so your guests can take home the perfect memento of your special day! This is… Read more.

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DIY Wedding

DIY Wedding Table Numbers

There is so much fun to be had when handcrafting your wedding day – or helping out with a friends celebration! This month we have DIY wedding tutorials for paper lanterns, cupcake and wedding cake toppers, family seating signage and a gorgeous matching wedding invitation (coming next week) . . . all using the same delicate… Read more.

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Wedding Ideas

Family Sign for Your Wedding

I love a little glitter at a wedding. Just enough to add a little sparkle without shouting all out “party”! These rose gold “family” signs are perfect for reserving front row church pews or guest chairs at your ceremony meaning that your VIP’s will be guaranteed the best seats in the house! We began by… Read more.

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DIY Wedding cupcakes

DIY Wedding Cake and Cupcake Topper

Earlier this month we discovered BARC wood papers and have been excited to use them in a DIY wedding project ever since. We are in love with the birch wood paper – a sheer veneer sheet that is made using real wood. It comes in sheets, tape rolls and larger rolls with either a paper… Read more.

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DIY Pinata

DIY Wedding Pinata

This over-sized heart shaped pinata is the perfect DIY wedding project for those who want to inject a little fun into their wedding celebrations. The pinata has always been a party favorite but in recent years we’re seeing lots of lovely versions designed specifically for that special day. Last year I shared this paper flower… Read more.

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Western Party

DIY Kid’s Cowboy Birthday Party

I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t have a little denim in their wardrobe. Personally, I live in blue jeans as it is perfect for my on-the-go creative lifestyle. The tough cotton twill textile has been widely used since the 18th century and there’s not a decade goes by that the fabric doesn’t seem… Read more.

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Red Envelope

Printable Red Envelopes for Chinese New Year

In Chinese societies, a red envelope or red packet containing money is given during holidays or special occasions such as weddings, the birth of a baby or graduation. Its origin began over 2000 years ago when the elderly would thred coins onto red string to ward off evil spirits. As the printing press became popular the string… Read more.

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Kid's Valentine Project

Kid’s Valentine Project Round-Up

My team and I love coming up with ideas for handmade children’s Valentine’s Day gifts and this year has been a blast. I wanted to bring them all together in one final post for those of you who fancy a little afternoon crafting before the big day. Our quick and easy candy huggers are a… Read more.

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Paper Rose Round-up

Paper Rose Round-up

I have shared various paper rose designs over the last two years and this Valentine’s Day I wanted to bring them all together in one glorious rose filled post. One of my oldest and most favourite designs is the long stemmed red rose which also comes in a beautiful blush pink.  If you fancy doing… Read more.

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Valentine's Labels

Printable Valentine’s Day Labels

To finish our Valentine’s Day lineup, we are excited to share a set of pretty printables that are perfect for the grown-ups in your life. This set of polka dot kraft and blush watercolor labels give a variety of fun messages that are perfect for your friends, your favorite co-workers and even the love in… Read more.

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Kid's Valentine Card

DIY Valentine Pop-Up Card

Valentine’s day is the perfect time to get out your craft kit and make something beautiful so I was super excited to be asked by Cindy from craft blog Skip to My Lou to create a unique Valentine’s project just for you. I’ve already posted the pretty heart garland, cute kids candy huggers (and more!) so this time I… Read more.

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Kids Mailboxes

Kids Valentine’s Day Mailbox

I remember when my daughter was little she would come out of school on Valentine’s Day with candy, notes, pictures, pencils and stickers falling out of her school bag and every pocket of her winter jacket. This little desktop mailbox is the perfect solution. We’ve included two color options and space to add your child’s… Read more.

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Paper Succulents

Paper Succulent Heart Wall Art

I was recently asked by FloraCraft® to create a piece of wall art using their Make It: Fun® Foam Sheets. My paper succulent wreath was so popular that I just had to come up with a fun twist on the design for Valentine’s Day. This 3D heart makes a bold statement on any wall but I… Read more.

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Valentine's Day Garland

Heart Garland for Valentine’s Day Decor

Make some easy Valentine’s Day decorations for your party this year with this simple garland. All you will need is a stack of paper hearts that you can create with a heart punch, cut with scissors or on your cutting machine. Once trimmed, arrange in sets of varying colors and sew with a wide stitch… Read more.

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