Paper Crafts

Bee Mine {Quilled Valentine}

Valentine’s Day is next week!

Since WordPress tells me that I get lots of views on my blog from searches related to quilling, I thought I’d share a really simple quilled Valentine. Complete with requisite corny Valentine pun. 🙂

So let’s get to it!

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Chubby Little Snowman

It’s winter.

It’s cold.

I have a toddler.

Needless to say, we’re running out of indoor activities. If you’re having a similar experience, I have a little fun project for you.

Little Man goes to an ECFE music class every week, and this is something the teacher has done a few times and LM thinks it’s awesome, so we decided to re-create it at home and share it with you. Plus this is simple enough a toddler can help make it. (more…)

Gift Tag Idea

Hey, I’m just putting up a super quick idea that I’m using for gifts this year. I know that there are some of you out there who have all of your gifts already wrapped, so you can just tuck this idea away for next year. I also know there are just as many of you that have not wrapped a single present, and who maybe even haven’t finished (or started!) buying them.

I like to make my gifts look lovely all wrapped up, but I’m also all about saving myself some time. Last year I told you I’d started using craft paper instead of Christmas wrapping paper, and I still love doing that, since it saves me money & headaches. Last year I bought some really cute gift tags for each gift. This year I didn’t have enough tags and I was not excited about having to make yet another trip to yet another store, so I decided to use stamps.

I just used the first initial of the recipient’s name, since we don’t really have any repeats in our family. You could do whole names or initials if you do. This way I’m not writing up lots of tags & tying them on, or making little flaps out of paper to stick on. I just have a few stamps and stamp them right on. I’ll still use tags for the presents from Little Man, since he loves to try to write his name, and that way they’ll be easier to tell who they’re from. But for the ones from Hubs & I, just initials. It makes my life easier and I think it’s super cute.

Try it!

Black & White Birthday Card

http://byambershands.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/black-white-birthday-card/I haven’t posted a card in a while, and I found this while going through my old photos. It’s a card I made for my mother-in-law’s birthday back in May and forgot to post.

I didn’t take in-process photos again (I’m always in such a hurry when I make cards) but this is really simple to make if you have the right materials.

This card illustrates why it can be really helpful to buy coordinating materials. If you go to the craft store, you’ll find lots of matching papers & embellishments. I’ve never really been one to buy those things together, but after making this card, I will.

This paper was part of a gift my grandma gave me last Christmas. It’s by Creative Memories and is part of a larger set.

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