Paper Crafting Ideas

Paper Crafting Ideas

I'm so happy that you've stopped by and visit with me! At Decor8yourlife you will find Paper Crafting Ideas like Mini Albums, Handmade Cards, Handmade Embellishments, Altered Craft Projects, and Planner Layouts to name a few!

I love to work with different genres. At Decor8yourlife.com I share with you my work in Shabby Chic, Vintage, Paris Theme, and Glam to name a few.

Don't forget to sign up to my Monthly Newsletter so you don't miss a thing!

Thank you again for visiting me! Kick back, relax and stay awhile!

shabby chic craft ideas
cropped-mothers-day-gift-ideas-4.jpeg

Through the years, Decor8yourlife has become more than a webmaster's paradise for me. It has developed into a passion for paper crafting.  In the early stages of my brand, I had a general picture of where I was headed. I first began with decorating articles and videos. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE to decorate! However, there was something major missing in the equation. The human factor.

As a webmaster, it's all too easy to get tunnel vision.  You're in a cubicle or office the major part of your day, without much interaction but maybe a phone call or email from a client.  But the majority of my day was pretty much pounding on the keyboard, generating codes, and testing and retesting, then testing once again... This is all fine and dandy if you enjoy the least amount of human interaction as possible; and a major perk is that you never have anyone breathing down your neck.  You're marching to the beat of your own drum.... it's fantastic really. But still.... very little of the human touch.

Given that my decorating articles and videos were getting attention but without much engagement in either venue, I really didn't have much to go on.  I would post a decorating video, soon enough it would reach over 2 or 3 thousand views. I even had a shabby chic video out there that went well over 35 thousand views. I've taken it down since, it was causing too much of a headache. People were stealing this video and then uploading it in their fly-by-night channels, monetizing as their own, etc. I found myself constantly having to deal with Google to take the other videos down for copyright infringement.  I just don't have the time to keep up with all that. So I did what the bible told me so. If my right arm.... then cut it off. (you know the saying)

For years I've had a curiosity over paper crafting.  Right up until the end of my decorating days, I had never really wondered into the paper crafting section at Hobby lobby.  It was always about the decor.  Little by little I'd venture deep into the store to see what all the fuss was about. I began to watch videos on YouTube.  One thing led to another and I landed on Graphic 45 Mini Albums! And the rest.... like they say.... is history!

I have a minuscule crafting channel on YouTube.  I say it's minuscule in comparison to the mega channels of 100k subscribers or more. Yup! I'm just a tiny fish in a huge pond! However, this tiny fish has so much to be thankful for! I've made a ton of friends. Over four thousand of them! I know. I know. To some they are just "subscribers" or "followers". To me, if someone thinks enough of me and my videos to sub to my channel and continue to come back for more... that's a friend! To me, if someone takes time out from their busy schedule to leave me a nice comment and click on the like button.... that's a friend!

I have gotten to know so many wonderful people, through the power of my crafting project shares and tutorials.  I feel truly blessed. I know that at any given point in my day, I can watch a two minute video, leave a comment or begin a conversation, and the person on the receiving end will comment right back. I love that! And some of my YouTube friends, have also become my facebook friends! And I mean actually friends. Not just people who "like" a facebook business page and you never get to hear from them.  They share events of their every day lives with me. They share their good times as well as their times of sorrow. And for this, I will be forever thankful.  These beautiful crafters who entrust their personal lives with me... it just fills my heart with joy to know there are so many loving folks out there!

I know I get pretty chatty sometimes; and boy can I talk your ear off! But in a nutshell, I just want to let you know that crafting is my passion and I will always have something to share with you.

Be sure to subscribe to our RSS Feed, YouTube Channel, Pinterest, Facebook Page, Twitter, and follow us on Instagram for some behind the scenes and "what's on my desk" posts.

Decor8yourlife spellbinders
Spellbinders Blogger Sandi Nagel

My passion for paper crafting and my love for Spellbinders dies and die-cutting and embossing machines have provided me with the opportunity to bring you paper crafting ideas and inspiration, using products by Spellbinders!

Join me every month as I demonstrate Spellbinders dies and products.  Sign up for my Newsletter/RAK program and stay in the know!

CHA 2017

Thanks to the folks at Spellbinders, I had the privilege to attend this year's CHA 2017 Creativation Trade Show! I can't begin to tell you what a great honor this was!  I had the opportunity to meet and network with Spellbinders designers like Seth Apter, Debbie Adams, Becca Feeken and Tammy Tutterow.

I also had the opportunity to meet and talk to many industry giants like Heidi Swapp, Diane Shultz, Emma Lou and Frank Garcia.  I took tons of video and pictures; and I hope that you join me over at my YouTube channel so that you can view my CHA 2017 videos! Thanks for stopping by!

divider

RSS Decor8yourlife

  • Gift Card Holder Tote Bag Tutorial and Giveaway
    Gift Card Holder Tote Bag Tutorial Today I’m sharing with you my Spellbinders Spellblogger project numero dos! My Gift Card Holder Tote Bags made with Spellbinders Market Fresh Bag ‘n Tag It Die by Debi Adams, style number S4-728!  These CUTE and elegant gift card holders were made specifically to go with all the items… […]
  • Elegant Handmade Cards and Giveaway
    Elegant Handmade Cards Elegant Handmade Cards using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Victorian Medallion Two S4-443. Today I’m sharing these beautiful elegant handmade cards I created as part of my Spellblogger projects for the month of May.  These hand-made cards were super easy to make! They are blank on the inside and non-specified. Meaning, they’re perfect for any… […]
  • Mini Album Explosion Box Tutorial
    Mini Album Explosion Box Tutorial This Mini Album Explosion Box Tutorial is my Design Team Project for KS4U.  For this Mini Album Explosion Box, I’ve used papers from the Artisan Collection by Graphic 45. I’ve used metals, trims, flowers, and bling from KS4U.  This tutorial is pretty lengthy so you may want to bookmark this… […]
  • Shabby Chic Craft Ideas and Altered Projects
    Shabby Chic Craft Ideas and Altered Projects Today I’m sharing some Shabby Chic Craft Ideas and altered shabby chic projects.  Hi and welcome to Decor8yourlife! The blog that is!  I’ve been super busy getting my shabby on, and I can’t wait to share it with you! First and foremost, Happy Mother’s Day to all the… […]
  • Color Crush Planner Review
    Color Crush Planner Review. It’s actually my Petals & Bloom planner. This past week was my birthday and my son treated me to a shopping trip at Hobby Lobby, and  as it turns out they were running a sale on all items under their house brand, Paper Studio.  For several weeks, I’ve been keeping an eye… […]
  • Mini Journal Tutorial | Spellbinders Filigree Booklet Die Set
    Mini Journal Tutorial | Becca Feeken Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Booklet Die Set Mini Journal Tutorial – This elegant Mini Journal was created using the Spellbinders Filigree Booklet Die Set.  It’s easy to create your very own mini journal using your Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Booklet dies.  All you have to do is follow the… […]
  • Gift Basket Easy Tutorial | Spellbinders
    Gift Basket Easy Tutorial – Hello friends! In this gift basket tutorial I will share with you a super easy way for you to make Gift Baskets for just about any occasion, using your Spellbinders dies! In this tutorial I use Spellbinders Shapeabilities Garden Party die S6-030.  I also use my Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting… […]
  • Spellbinders Spellblogger
    Spellbinders Spellblogger – Hello friends and welcome to Decor8yourlife!  You’ve heard me say my intro tag in countless numbers of videos! Now I have something new to add to my intro! I’m a Spellblogger for Spellbinders! The good folks at Spellbinders have asked me to join their Spellblogger team, and I’m sooooo super excited to… […]
  • Shabby Chic Shadow Box Tutorial
    Shabby Chic Shadow Box Tutorial | Design Team Project for KS4U I must admit, writing out a tutorial is not my forte. However I’ll do my best to jot down all the steps I took in the making of this shabby chic shadow box. I begin with a 6 ½ x 6 ½ shadow box.… […]
  • Elegant Gift Basket Tutorial | Spellbinders Flourished Framed Pocket Die Set
    Gift Basket Tutorial | Spellbinders Shapeabilities Amazing Paper Grace Flourish Framed Pocket Dies Hello friends! Today I bring to you an easy, DIY, Elegant Gift Basket Tutorial. In this tutorial I will share with you a super easy way for you to make Gift Baskets for just about any occasion, using your Spellbinders dies! They’re… […]
Save on Paper Crafting Supplies at CreateForLess!
divider
Shabby Chic Tutorials
Heartfelt Creations Mini Album

Unique Scrapbooks

Mini album and paper crafting project ideas and inspiration.

Card Ideas

Easy to follow DIY

Card making and snail mail ideas and tutorials.

Snail Mail Ideas

Handmade Embellishments

Easy to make embellishments and room decorating ideas.

Paper Crafts Supplies
divider
crafting suplies
decor8yourlife

Affiliate links are a way for me to meet the expenses incurred not only by this website but in my giveaways and tutorials as well. When you purchase a product through the links provided, I receive a small commission at NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. The purchase price is the same regardless whether you use my link or not. As you may already know, I don't charge for my tutorials and I hold frequent giveaways that are paid by me, with my own money. It is my hope that you use these links as you shop, so that I may continue to bring to you great content and giveaways.

Thank you for shopping with me.

***Please be advised that I have switched servers. I am currently working on transferring my crafting blogposts to this new website. My apologies if you don't see your comments on the older posts here.  The job of transferring my entire website is huge and you will see many changes throughout.  However, the navigation will be simpler and better than ever before! Enjoy!***