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How to Make a ‘Pretty Petals’ Mother’s Day Card & Scrapbook

Making a card for someone can be two pages or one big one. I am talking about more  like a scrapbook page. Look at the example below to get an idea of the “card” you could make for someone you love.

1. Start by choosing your patterned papers – I used four different designs and just sized them differently for the card or the scrapbook.

2. Cut your papers as follows and mat each one onto white cardstock and leave around an 1/8-inch border. I used double-sided tape to adhere the patterned papers to the plain cardstock.

For the card:
a. 5.5 x 5.5 inches (doesn’t need to be matted as it will be matted straight onto the blank greetings card)
b. 4 x 4 inches
c. 2 ¾ x 4 ¼ inches
d. 3 ¾ x 2 ¼ inches

For the scrapbook:
a. 7 ¼ x 7 ¾ inches (needs matting)
b. 5 ¾ x 5 ¾ inches
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Finger-Knitted Shamrock Banner

Learn how to do finger knitting and make a lucky charm for your house with this shamrock banner! The style is simple but fun and you and your kids can make it together!

Finger-Knitted Shamrock Banner

Finger knitting is easy and a great way for kids as young as four or five to practice fine motor skills. But older kids will enjoy this too! Once they learn the process, they can make the cord that forms the shamrock. Then work together as you attach it to the banner.

Finger-Knitted Shamrock Banner

Now, get your fingers ready for some lucky knitting!

What you need:  Most items can be found at Walmart, Kmart, Michael’s, HobbyLobby, etc.

Finger-Knitted Shamrock Banner

  • Bulky or Super Bulky Weight Green Yarn
  • Canvas or Other Heavy Weight Fabric
  • Green Felt
  • Green Embroidery Floss to Match the Yarn and Felt
  • Thin Dowel Rod or Thick 12-inch Skewer
  • Scissors
  • Needles – Embroidery and Large ...
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Scrapbook Stamping: How To Create Stunning Page Layouts With Stamps

Looking for some fresh ideas on how to add eye-catching interest to your scrapbook pages? Scrapbook stamping is a fantastic way to add titles, sentiments, outlines, colors and more to your layouts with ease! The beauty of stamping is that anyone can get to grips with it, with a little practise! Whilst freehand drawing and writing can take a lot of practise to hone, stamping enables you to add beautiful script, and gorgeous images and flourishes, in an instant. Check out Shabneez’s gorgeous scrapbook stamping project below, and be inspired!

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Scrapbook Stamping by Shabneez Khan-Muztar:

Have you ever used stamps and stencils on your layouts? I find it’s a fun way to make use of items you may already have in your stash! To create this scrapbook page layout, I’ve used a variety of products fr...

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Printable Toothless Dragon Craft

Posted by Cindy  ·  February 18, 2019  ·  Last Updated: February 18, 2019

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures.

Do you know a dragon-loving kid? You are in luck because HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD is in theaters February 22. Toothless is back with new friends and new adventures, and we are celebrating by making our own paper dragon! A free printable makes it easy!
printable toothless dragon craft

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

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From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives...

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Watercolour Stamping: Pretty Graduated Petals in Six Easy Steps!

While we all love the way stamps enable us to add an intricate outline, background or illustration to a project in a matter of seconds, sometimes figuring out how to add color to that design can leave us stumped! If you’re looking for a new and interesting way to jazz up your stamping then look no further – give watercolor stamping a go! Achieve stunning graduated effects, multi-colored designs and show-stopping finishes using this fantastic stamping technique. Never tried watercolor stamping before? Fear not! Hannah Oxberry explains all in her beautiful step-by-step tutorial below. Learn how to create gorgeous watercolour effects using layers of ink against a subtle heat embossed background, and take your stamping to the next level!

Time to Make: 30 mins

Skill Level: Beginner

You Wil...

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How to Organise Your Craft Room with Really Useful Boxes

Start the new year off on the right foot by investing in some simple storage solutions for your craft space and home. We’ve caught up with crafter and stylist Hannah Read-Baldrey, who has transformed the hectic and neglected crafting corner of her home into a fully functioning work space. Read on to hear about her journey in clearing up with RUB storage, and in turn creating a calming and inspiring place to make and do!

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Craft, we all know can be a messy business, especially if you are a professional. Bits and bobs build up, focused and tired creative brains don’t always religiously do what mother says and “put it back where it came from!”...

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Cricut: How to Make a Memory Box Album

Making a memory box album using your Cricut Machine can be a lot of fun and can increase your skill level for using you Cricut Machine. Below are step by step instructions on how to achieve this neat and cleaver album.

1.Using a laptop/Mac/iPad/iPhone/Android device, log on to your Design Space™ account and make sure you are connected to your Cricut Explore™ / Maker™ machine. Open a new project and select ‘Images’ from the toolbar at the bottom of the canvas screen. In the search bar type ‘Camera’, select the below design.

2. Next, type ‘Frame’ into the search bar and select the below design. Populate the canvas with the images by selecting ‘Insert’ in the bottom right-hand corner.

3...

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How to Draw a Mandala with Uni Pin Pens

Have you often looked at a beautiful Mandala and thought you would love to drawn one. Well with this next project, I am sure you can.  Give it a try, there are very few supplies and you probable already have the tools to complete this Mandala. Most of all have FUN and give yourself a reprieve from the days work. Just think you will be learning something new and if you already know how to draw a Mandala, its a good time to draw and color another one.

1. Use a  pair of compasses to create smooth, accurate circles nesting inside one another.  You can place the circles as far apart and how close together that you would like, it changes the look of the finished Mandala.

2...

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How to Knit an Infinity Scarf – Step-by-Step Knitting Pattern

For this craft you will need to know something about how to Cast on yarn, a Pearl and a Knit stitch.

Learn how to knit an infinity scarf versatile enough to keep you warm and snuggly in the coldest winter months, as well as being a super stylish accessory when spring makes an appearance! Tina Lowther takes you step-by-step through her infinity scarf pattern below, so you too can create her ell walk’ creation...

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