This Prima Rose Quartz Mini Album is going out to one of my visiting teachers. Since I have two visiting teachers I made two mini albums that are exactly alike. There’s a slight variance on the front cover, but the design and style are still the same.
This six-page mini album is made out of paper bags and chipboard cover. I used Spellbinders to accentuate the tags (what you see on top); and I also used Spellbinders on the front covers.
The beautiful Christmas Card you see there was also created using paper-cutting-dies from Spellbinders.
This Bo Bunny Winter Wishes Mini Album was created for a swap. I absolutely loved working with this collection. The soft colors and gentle graphics lend themselves to the making of this beautiful Shabby Chic Christmas Mini Album.
I love everything about this Porcelain Figurine. The attention to detail is second to none.
You can use it all year round as a calm decorative piece on your night stand, or gift it to that special someone.
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Christmas Craft Ideas 2017 – Today I’m sharing some Christmas Craft Ideas using the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Bundle, which by the way is now available for only $19.99. That’s right! This is NOT a typo!
It was a lot of fun coming up with new ways of using my paper-cutting-dies from Spellbinders.
I decided to dress up this plain flame-less candle with a piece of blue ribbon and a Peace-Sentiment-die from Spellbinders. This sentiment was cut using gold card stock and embellished with flat back pearls. I used my art glitter glue for adhering the sentiment on to the candle.
I hope I’ve been able to inspire you in creating your very own Christmas Crafts. Whether it’s something for your home, a friend, or just making some cards to send out, I’m sure you’ll find plenty of uses for your paper-cutting-dies from Spellbinders.
NOTE: If you wish to save some money, may I suggest you purchase the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments as a bundle? I have provided you with links along the way. But if you only need one or two, I have also provided you with single item links.
I created this Christmas Loaded Bag for one of my YouTube channel subscribers. In it she’ll find useful items like Christmas Cards and envelopes, tags, die-cuts for her paper crafting, a metal-cutting-die and a couple of wands to pretty up her Christmas gift wrapping.
List of Supplies
I’ve used several different items in the making of this Christmas Loaded Bag. I wanted to make this gift a one-of-a-kind; and there’s nothing better than your paper-cutting-dies to help you create something spectacular!
These Halloween Card Making Ideas were created using paper cutting dies from Spellbinders, Sizzix and Aliexpress.
I made all my Halloween cards from scratch using white textured card stock (I prefer the textured card stock because it gives my cards a more upscale look and feel). These handmade cards are A2 size, meaning they measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. This is pretty much your standard card size.
To cut your card size, you cut your card stock to 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 then fold them right down the middle. Yes! It’s that easy! Next you will trim the paper that goes on top of your card 1/8th of an inch down from your standard A2 card size measurement.
This next set of Halloween Spooky Spider Cards were made using the Sizzix Original Die Phrase – Spooky. For this one I used the black glitter paper on embossed orange Halloween card stock, added a couple of sequin for the glam effect and done!
This beautiful witch, frame and the Dia de los Muertos paper-cutting-dies came from Aliexpress.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed these Halloween card making ideas and find them helpful in your own Halloween DIY projects.
Here’s the second entry to my Halloween Card Tutorials for 2017. I just love Halloween! It marks the beginning of cooler weather, beautiful fall foliage and end of the year holidays! And along with those holidays there is a lot of card making and gift exchanges!
In my home we go all out for Halloween. We decorate our home, hold parties, and of course give out tons of candy!
If you’ve been following my card making tutorials and project idea shares, you already know I lean more towards the grown-up, sophisticated and quite often glam-like side of hand made cards. Well, this year Halloween was no exception.
I knew I wanted to use card stock already on hand (bought on clearance for 90% off after last year’s Halloween), and I knew I wanted to add that touch of sophistication (hence the gold and glitter black papers).
What I really like about this specific die set is #1 you get several pieces and #2 you can either display your pumpkins as regular pumpkins or Jack-o-lanterns.
Another great feature to this particular Halloween Die Set is the special attention to details. Just look at the embossing on the tree, spider and Jack-o-lantern!
With this Card Kit of the Month, I’m sharing different handmade card ideas and tutorials that I hope inspire you, and have you card making (like a pro) in no time!
Remember you CAN do this! But don’t just take my word for it. With the Spellbinders Card Kits, not only do you get quality card stock, trims and embellishments, but each collection has a series of paper-cutting-dies that you’ll enjoy using over and over again.
Each Spellbinders card kit of the month contains ten blank cards and envelopes, but if you’ve watched my past card kit tutorial videos, you know how I can stretch these great kids and get as many as 15 to 20 cards per kit! (This includes 3×3 note cards)
I’m having tons of fun creating cards from this kit! What I’m really loving about my Spellbinders Card Kit is that each card I create is different! Each kit provides you with several different scrapbook papers (and great quality may I add) and embellishments that you can not help but expand your creativity!
I hope that you join me and play along in my Spellbinders Fall Harvest Card Kit of the Month Video Series. If you’re looking for more card making ideas, tutorials and inspiration, watch my handmade cards playlist below.
Today’s Fall Handmade Card Tutorial
I hope that you enjoy this short tutorial and I’m able to inspire you in your paper crafting projects. If you enjoy my videos, please subscribe to my channel and follow my blog.
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Dollar Tree Christmas Craft Ideas and More! Hiya friends! Today we’re going to think outside the box and head on over to Dollar Tree for some crafting supplies! That’s right! This is not a typo.
Did you know that you can get a plethora of Christmas goodies you can use for your crafting projects at Dollar Tree? And if you don’t have a store nearby you can always go to DollarTree.com and do your shopping online. But even if you do have a store nearby, you can also do your shopping online and Ship It To Your Local Dollar Tree Store For FREE*! This feature comes in handy, cause if I know my crafting circle like I do, y’all are about to get super busy!
Christmas Card Project Idea
For this Christmas Card I used a Dollar Tree Ornament from their Christmas section, white card stock to make the base of the card (it’s a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in size), Prima paper from my stash, and some white and gold trims from my stash.
The cards are an easy DIY. After trimming your cardstock down to size, you trim your base paper 1/8 of an inch less than the face of the card. Eye measure your trims, and use hot glue to glue them down. Then you snip off the piece of golden thread that holds your Dollar Tree Bow Ornament to your Christmas Tree, and glue the bow down using your hot glue gun.
And to top off the Christmas Treat Bags I used the Sequin Sparkle Tissue Paper. You’ll find the Sequin Sparkle Tissue Paper and the Small White Paper Gift Bags at the Party Supply Section in the store.
Christmas Treat Bag and Card Tutorial
I hope that I’ve been able to inspire you to create your very own Christmas projects using items from Dollar Tree.
As promised I have a very special surprise for you! I’m giving away this beautiful Christmas Gift Bag along with the Card I created using items from Dollar Tree. But wait! There’s more! I’m filling the gift bag with Christmas items from the Dollar Tree!
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Halloween Treat Bags are fun and an easy DIY. Hiya! and welcome to Decor8yourlife. Today I’m sharing with you several Halloween treat bag ideas and a Halloween pumpkin treat box tutorial I made with dies from Spellbinders!
The Halloween YouTube Hop
First let me mention that I partook in the So Bootiful Halloween YouTube Hop that was hosted by my friend Shonda, who is Slimcards1 on YouTube. For this Halloween hop I made a number of treat bags and boxes in several different styles.
I used papers from several different Halloween paper pad collections I bought on clearance. Tip: If you wait till after Halloween, you can usually get the paper pads, stickers, etc. up to 90% off!
So if you’re in need for some Halloween fun treat bags ideas, you’re in the right place! Enjoy the Hop video!
Halloween Pumpkin Treat Box Tutorial
After my Halloween hop video aired, I received messages regarding my pumpkin treat box. Luckily for me, I had recorded a video of my process and have turned it into a tutorial! Now I must give credit where credit is due. This Halloween Pumpkin Treat Box is not my original idea. I was inspired by Anne from Anne’s Paper Creations. Anne had created one several years ago and I knew I wanted to make one of my very own!
I found that through the use of my Spellbinders bow dies, it made the treat box easier to create; but best of all, because the Tiered Multiloop Box die comes in three different sizes, I’m able to create three different size pumpkins!
Pumpkin Treat Box Supply List
The following are the items that I used from Spellbinders to create this elegant Pumpkin Halloween Treat Box. Feel free to click on the items, you’ll be directed to them on the Spellbinders website.
This Pumpkin Card Tutorial is the third in a series of Tutorials and Project Shares I’m doing using the Spellbinders Fall Harvest Card Kit of the Month. Join me each day and watch a new Fall card making idea until I completely finish this kit.
This Thank you Card Fall Card Tutorial is an easy DIY using the Spellbinders Fall Harvest Card Kit of the Month. It’s no secret. I’m crazy about my Spellbinders card kits of the month! I love to create Thank-you cards, Birthday Greetings, Christmas Cards, and now I’m adding Fall Harvest Cards to my repertoire! Enjoy the tutorial!
The following are the items I used on this project. You may click on the link to take you to the product.
Fall Card Ideas – This month I’m doing a series of fall card project shares and tutorials using my Spellbinders Fall Harvest Card Kit of the Month. I’m challenging myself to create a card a day until I’m completely finished with my kit! Join me in this fun series as I show you how you can create beautiful handmade cards this fall, with the help of Spellbinders.
Fall Card Supply List
You may click on the following links to get your supplies from Spellbinders.
Just a quick project share of some Fall Embellishments Ideas using dies from Spellbinders. I’m in the process of making a French Provincial Chipboard Mini Album and decided to go with fall colors, hence these fall embellishments and tags.
The following is a short list of dies from Spellbinders that I used in the making of these fall tags and embellishments:
Learn how to make quick and easy Acetate Christmas Cards using Spellbinders and items you may already have in your craft room! In this acetate card tutorial you will learn how to measure and cut your card stock, craft papers, and acetate to make that perfect elegant, sophisticated dimensional Christmas Card.
Christmas Card Project Supply List
Some of the items on this list contain links that will take you directly to the product page. You may click on those links if you wish to make a purchase. Thank you.
In This Easy DIY Cards Tutorial, we’ll be using our dies from Spellbinders. You can make beautiful and elegant 3×4 handmade greeting cards for just about any occasion when you have beautiful dies, and Spellbinders steps up each and every time!
Last week you saw my Note Card Gift Box Tutorial for these beautiful handmade greeting cards. It’s an easy DIY for beginners that, I’m sure, many seasoned crafters will appreciate.
Supply List for Elegant Note Cards
The following is a list of items that I used in making these beautiful and elegant note cards. You may click on the links provided. They will take you directly to the products.
Paper Pad – Blush Glam by Craft Smith – You can buy this at Michael’s
Handmade Card Video Tutorial
Although this tutorial is from my Spanish Crafting Channel, Manualidades de Decor8yourlife, I make certain to show you the measurements that I use. It’s a fun and easy to follow DIY; and even if you don’t speak Spanish, it’s fun to listen to me stumble on a language skill I’m so desperately trying to regain!
Don’t have time to watch the five minute video? Not a problem! These cards are so easy to make, I can give you my measurements right away! Since these are 4×3 Cards, you will cut your card-stock at 4×6 then fold it right down the middle, by holding it horizontal wise. You then cut your first layer (which adheres right on the white card stock) an eighth of an inch less then place on top of cardstock. You then cut your second layer (which is the top layer) and eighth of an inch less than your first layer, decorate it with your die-cuts, ribbons, sequin, etc. and adhere. (Remember that less is more!)
Go ahead and watch the video for the full process. Thank you for stopping by! I’ll see you again next week!
This cute Note Card Gift Box Tutorial was inspired by my need to make the perfect gift box to fit my 3×4 note cards. In the hopes of clearing out papers that have been sitting in my stash for awhile, I decided to start my Holiday projects. This year I plan to send out quite a few cards and gifts to as many folks as I can. But I didn’t just want to box them in. I wanted that perfect fit!
Easy DIY Handmade Cards
The cards are 3×4. I decided to cut my cards to this dimension because I wanted them to be used as greeting cards or note cards. These cards are dimensional, simple and elegant. You may ask yourself, how can I get the same effect? My answer to that is layer your paper and less is more!
Let the Paper do the Work for You!
There’s nothing like beautiful scrapbooking paper! As paper crafters we can be really bad about hoarding beautiful paper. However, use it up we must! And what better way to make room for the great new designs than to make some cards and gift boxes with the old ones?
Easy to Create with dies from Spellbinders
You will never be out of ideas or loose your creativity when you have dies from Spellbinders in your paper crafting arsenal. And all that beautiful paper deserves a beautifully well cut design!
List of Items I used
The following is a list of items that I used in the making of these note cards and gift boxes. You may click on the links provided. They will take you directly to the products.
This Halloween Smash Book Junk Journal is my Spellblogger project share for this week. Although the temps are still high in the Houston area, I can’t wait to start decorating for the fall and Halloween!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I just can’t get enough of it! I don’t know where I get this obsession; but making this Halloween Smash Book Junk Journal from scratch, sure satisfies my Spook-ta-cular crafting palatte!
Is it a Smash Book or is it a Junk Journal?
I’ve watched plenty of videos and looked at a ton of pictures to barely be able to tell the difference between one or the other now! Smash Books and Junk Journals seem to have a lot in common. One of the biggest is that they don’t look like mini albums. You can fill them to the rim with all your favorite pictures and items that they can get pretty chunky. And that’s what I love about the Smash Book / Junk Journal.
Items from Spellbinders that I Used in This Halloween Smash Book Junk Journal
It was a lot of fun making this Smash Book Journal from scratch, and here is a list of the items I used. You may click on the items to be taken to them directly: