Scrapbooking Ideas, Paper Craft Ideas and More

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Easy Halloween DIY Pillow Box Project


Halloween is fast-approaching, and if you’re like me and just starting to get ready (haha) then I bet you’re gathering some fast and simple ideas to celebrate!  Today I’m showing you how to make this DIY pillow box project in seasonal colors and how adding stickers can turn a simple handout into a special Halloween treat.  These boxes are great for candy, but also work perfectly for non-candy treat ideas like temporary tattoos, stickers, bracelets, kazoos (oh yes, I’m that parent) {Read More}

Paper Crafts Project: Paper Party Decor {With the Silhouette Cameo!}


I love making paper crafts so much that I’m usually looking for any excuse to make more. Parties are the perfect reason to break out your paper crafting skills. With the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, you can easily make just about any decor you need. For this Fall paper crafts party, I decided to go with a little bit of a non-traditional color scheme. Pumpkin, mint, kraft and white. I love it! Supplies needed to make your own paper crafts {Read More}

Halloween Crafts: 3D Pumpkin and Cheese Cloth Ghosts


I am a sucker for cute Halloween crafts – especially ghosts! Speaking of “suckers” that is exactly what you will need to make these cute little Halloween crafts spooks! I will show you how a simple Dum-Dum lollipop can transform some cheese cloth into these adorable ghosts. As a bonus, you will learn how to create the 3D pumpkin from some cardstock scraps. Let’s get busy! Supplies needed to make your own Halloween crafts: Cheese Cloth Fabric Stiffener Core’dinations Tim Holtz {Read More}

Jumbo Clothespin DIY Mail Sorter


There is nothing that my little ones like to do more than “check the mail.” They watch for the mailman- and usually fight over who gets to go out and grab the mail, and bring it into the house. I am not sure why this is such a fun event for them- considering most of what we get on a daily basis is boring- bills, bank statements and junky business flyers. A lot of times the mail gets gathered by {Read More}

Scrapbooking Supplies: Save vs. Splurge


There’s nothing better than taking your precious photos and other items and creating beautiful memory albums and scrapbooks from them. It ensures you’ll always be able to look back at those memories and smile. But we all know that scrapbooking can be an expensive hobby. It doesn’t have to be, though, and we’re here to help with our thoughts on where to save and where to splurge with scrapbooking supplies. Four Scrapbooking Supplies to Splurge On 1: Paper. Scrapbooking Paper, specifically {Read More}

Laminated Recipe Card and Free Printable


Baking is messy.  It’s just a hazard of the craft, right?  I really enjoy baking, though, and I have a little trick to share with you today to keep your favorite recipes close-at-hand, protected from spills, and looking great for a long time to come!  About 15 years ago, I had the idea to laminate one big card with my favorite and most-used family recipes.  That way, I didn’t have to haul out the whole recipe book for the ones {Read More}

SMASHbook 2nd Edition: The Un-Diary


After my grandma passed away, I was surprised that it was the little things she left behind that were treasured.  I found one of her grocery lists stuffed away in her kitchen cupboard. In her characteristic swoopy backhand she had written: Soap, eggs, Peanut Butter (the good kind), that salad dressing, dates… It left me wondering- what did she mean by “the good kind” of peanut butter? What was “that” salad dressing? I knew what the dates were for! Her {Read More}

Crafting in a Pinch: Quick and Easy Scrapbooking Ideas

Easy scrapbooking ideas

We all know that a scrapbook can be a great gift or keepsake, but it may not be the first idea to pop in your head. You may even come up with scrapbooking ideas only to realize you don’t have the time. Or maybe you just need to clear that pile of photos off your crafting table quickly before company comes over this weekend. No matter what the situation is, we’ve got some great tips on easy scrapbooking ideas in {Read More}

Make a Stacked DIY School Supplies Caddy


I will have three kids in school this year.  That means homework time in our house could get chaotic.  One way to cut down on the confusion is to have homework supplies organized and at the ready.  No searching for pencils, colors, or sharpeners!  Keep everything within easy reach with this cute DIY school supplies storage caddy. Supplies needed to make your own DIY school supplies caddy: Paper Mache Round Box Set Paper Mod Podge Acrylic Craft Paint (I used {Read More}