How-to: Perler Bead Valentine’s Day Cards


Perler beads are one of my daughter’s favorite activity. I love them too, because not only do they help with her hand eye coordination, but it really keeps her busy.  Most of her dolls and other toys only get played with for a couple of minutes before she gets bored, but she is always asking me to play with these beads.  We love making patterns together.  I wanted to take her creations and make Valentine’s Day cards with them.  It’s {Read More}

Elegant White on White Handmade Cards


Texture is what makes these white on white handmade cards so beautiful! With a few simple tips, you can elevate very simple handmade cards to eye-catching showpieces in no time at all! Supplies needed to make your own monochromatic white handmade cards: Embossing Machine Embossing Folder(s) of your choice Fine Tip Glue Writing Pen Extra Fine Craft Glitter in Snowfall White Adhesive Pearls Adhesive Rhinestones Foam Mounting Adhesive Craft Punches that match embossing folders White Cardstock White A2 sized card {Read More}

Simple and Instantly Customizable DIY Cards


I can’t tell you how many times I have needed a last minute card, and have had to waste time digging through my stash to find a card with the right sentiment! I came up with a solution for this! Bulk “generic” DIY cards that are instantly customizable with specific sentiment pennants. I mass produced 12 DIY cards in just over a half an hour- and I am thrilled to be able to use them at a moments notice! Supplies needed {Read More}

How-to: Hand Painted Note Cards – The Easy Way

Hand Painted DIY Note Cards - Crafts Unleashed

I am so excited to show you how to fake the look of a high end, hand painted note card! Now, I don’t fancy myself an artist- but this project sure makes me look like one! You can look like an artist too! Supplies needed to make your own hand painted note cards: David Tutera™ Celebrate A2 Card and Envelope Sets in Kraft Reeves Water-soluble Wax Pastels Embossing Powder Embossing Ink Pad Embossing Heat Tool Dust Buddy Paint Brush Craft {Read More}

How-to: Handmade Cards with Sew Easy Embellished Buntings

Handmade cards sew easy 2- Crafts Unleashed

Making cards is one of my very favorite crafts. Not only does it provide a quick and easy creative outlet, handmade cards are sure to brighten the recipient’s day! Let’s get started making these cute bunting cards. Supplies needed to make your own Sew Easy handmade cards: Scrapbook Paper Blank Cards EK Tools Paper Craft Punch: 2 Point Flag Shape (this thing is awesome!) Sew Easy Paper Stitching Piercing Tool Sew Easy Needles Piercing Mat  (Any type of foam craft mat {Read More}

Faux Chalkboard Teacher Appreciation Card

Faux chalkboard handmade card

Just in time for Teacher’s Appreciation week (May 6th-10th), you can make this faux chalkboard card for your favorite teachers! And you can do it in five easy steps. Read on to see how. Supplies needed to create a handmade card with a faux chalkboard: Black Cardstock or Precut Cards Mister Huey’s White Mister Makeup Sponge Stencil (I cut mine with my Silhouette Cameo) Embellishments (my faves are washi tape, a pretty craft punch and pearly stickers) Ranger Inkssentials Reusable {Read More}

Washi Tape Embellished Handmade Card


Paper tape, or most commonly known as washi tape, makes creating handmade cards easier than ever! Create quick cards with multiple patterns using strips of paper tape and a few colorful embellishments. Super simple, very little waste and the only glue used is on the floral embellishments.  The ribbons and the paper tape come in coordinated color packs by Martha Stewart. Supplies needed to make your own washi tape embellished handmade card: Martha Stewart Paper Tape Martha Stewart Specialty Ribbon {Read More}

Handmade Paint Chip Thank You Cards

Handmade thank you cards paint chips

I never buy thank you cards. Handmade thank you cards are easy to make and so much cheaper that I always just make a bunch of cards and keep them on hand.  Plus, it adds an extra personal touch when you make a card yourself. Supplies needed to make your own handmade thank you cards with paint chip accents: Darice Blank Cards in Natural Alphabet Stamps Heart Punch Ink Pad Paint Chips I used different shades of pink paint chips. {Read More}

Freebie Friday: David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System – CLOSED


Congratulations to our randomly chosen winner, Joy! She said: Joy Hager says: February 24, 2013 at 7:39 pm What a fun prize package! I would use it to make everyday cards and we have some spring birthdays coming up so I would make a few birthday cards too. Thanks for the chance! ______________________________________________________________ Now that the holidays are over, you may think you’re out of reasons to make cards, but we say no way! Cardmaking is a year round craft – you {Read More}