4th of July Free Printables & Paper Crafts

4 Fab Fourth of July Free Printables

The 4th of July is coming up this weekend, and these four fab and free printable projects will add fun and festive elements in red, white, and blue to all of your Independence Day cookouts, picnics, and firework-centered celebrations! Above,

Coloring with Ink : Make a Handmade Rainbow Card

Coloring with Ink : Make a Handmade Rainbow Card

I’m all about coloring with ink these days and, in my latest project for Craftsy, I’ll show you how to create this bright and cheery rainbow thank you card using only ink for color. Tsukineko Radiant Neon inks create an

Free Printable Father's Day Paper Craft Project Ideas

Free Printable Father’s Day Paper Craft Project Ideas

I’m finishing up this year’s Father’s Day features with a roundup of super awesome, dad-themed paper crafts and free printable goodies that are sure to add something special to your Father’s Day celebration. So, if you’re still looking for just

4 Fab (and Free!) Mother's Day Printables

4 Fab Mother’s Day Printables

Mother’s Day is on its way and, if you’re looking for some fun diy ideas that will add a special touch to your mom-themed celebration, then I think that you’ll dig this roundup of four fab (and free!) printables made

Printable Easter Hat Paper Craft by Smallful

Easter and Spring Printables by Smallful

I was absolutely delighted when the new Spring and Easter printables from Smallful popped up in my inbox last week. The sweet collection includes printable top hats and floral crowns with adorable bunny ears, as well as cute, egg-shaped dioramas

Charmies Cereal Box Card Kit Die Cuts | k.becca

The Lucky Charm Collection at K.becca

I recently released Lucky Charm, a new collection at k.becca that includes digital patterns (in bright and light colorways), digital stamps, and die cutting files that include this cereal-themed box card kit (you can also find this design in the

How to Make Shaker Cards, Three Ways | Paper Crave for Craftsy

How to Make Shaker Cards, Three Ways

I’m shakin’ things up in my latest tutorial for Craftsy, where I’ll show you three ways to make fun and colorful shaker cards. I’m really getting into the sequins with these cards – I mean, just look at those fantastic

Free Printable Valentine's Day Goodies

Free Printables for Valentine’s Day

In addition to all of the great Valentine’s Day paper crafts that are floating around the interwebs, there are also oodles of super cool freebies that you can download, print, and use to spiff up your V-Day celebration. Here are

4 Fab Valentine's Day Paper Craft Ideas

4 Fab Valentine Paper Craft Ideas

We’re in the final stretch leading up to the lovey dovey-ist day of the year, and this week I’ll be sharing some of the fun Valentine’s Day craft ideas and freebies that I’ve spotted in my recent travels on the

DIY Metallic Gold & Neon Pink "Cheers" Card | Paper Crave for @Craftsy

DIY Metallic Gold & Neon Pink “Congrats” Card

I used two of my current ink favorites, Hero Arts’ Neon Pink and Tsukineko’s Delicata Golden Glitz (the shimmeriest, most awesomest gold!), for my latest Craftsy project, a bright and fun “congrats” card that features a dotty, offset stamped background.

4 Fab DIY Holiday Paper Craft Ideas

DIY Holiday Paper Craft Ideas

There’s a wild and wonderful world of holiday paper crafts out there and, whether you’re looking to add a handmade touch to your Christmas decorations or putting together pretty holiday gift packages, you’re sure to find something that fits your

Snowman Snow Globe Shaker Card Cut Files | K.becca

Snow Globe Shaker Card Kits

I’ve really fallen for the shaker card trend that’s hot, hot, hot in the world of handmade cards this year and decided to throw my hat into the shaker card ring by designing a collection of holiday card kit cut

Ugly Sweater Handmade Card | Laura Bassen

2014 Holiday Cardmaking Trends

Ugly Sweater Handmade Card by Laura Bassen If you’re looking for fun and festive ideas for handmade holiday and Christmas cards, then head on over to Craftsy because I’m talkin’ about this season’s hottest handmade holiday card trends and featuring

Heat Embossing 101 | Paper Crave for @Craftsy

Heat Embossing 101 on Craftsy

If you’ve never tried heat embossing, let me tell you, it’s a pretty cool, not to mention versatile, technique. I’m covering the heat embossing basics over at Craftsy this week, and I think that you might be surprised by how

DIY Stenciled Glitter Snowflake Decorations | Paper Crave

Make Stenciled Glitter Snowflake Decorations

As soon as I saw My Favorite Things’ Delicate Doily stencil, I thought, “gotta make that into a snowflake.” With this idea in mind, I designed a simple scalloped background for the stencil and got to work. Now, I love

DIY Stenciled & Embossed Holiday Gift Tags | Paper Crave

DIY Stenciled & Embossed Holiday Gift Tags

These gift tags are so easy to make, and the white-on-white color scheme goes with pretty much any style of gift wrap, too! I used a variety of stencils from My Favorite Things to create embossed, patterned backgrounds for the

DIY Modern Stenciled Christmas Card Tutorial | Paper Crave

Make a Modern, Stenciled Christmas Card

When My Favorite Things recently asked if I’d like to try out some of their craft stencils, I totally jumped at the chance. I haven’t done much stenciling, but as soon as I had a look at their stencil collection,

5 Adorable Stamp Sets for Christmas and Winter #cardmaking #papercrafts

5 Adorable Stamps Sets for Christmas & Winter

This time of the year can be rather dizzying, with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas crafts, cards, printables, and ideas all vying for our attention at the same time. October is always a particularly crazy month for me, as I want

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Card | Paper Crave for Craftsy

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Card

I’m a sucker for pretty much anything that glows in the dark, and I’ve been wanting to get my hands on some glow-in-the-dark embossing powder for years. I finally picked some up, and I’m kicking myself for not having done