Enjoy The Little Things Mini Book – Cariena Creates

“I have this little book that I wanted to make pretty…and the Lady Pattern Paper collections were perfect for this!” ~ Cariena Basson   We hope you enjoyed this mini book dress up tutorial! It’s always good to enjoy the little things. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here) for more trick, tips & tutorials.   Products Used LPPS0008 – Lady...
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Heat Embossed Butterfly – Cariena Creates

“I love heat embossing and since several friends’ birthdays are coming up the next few months, I decided to make a bunch of gorgeous Happy Birthday Cards using my favourite Lady Pattern Paper, a gorgeous Ultimate Crafts Butterfly cutting die and some heat embossing!” ~ Cariena Basson   Please give us a thumbs up for the Heat Embossed Butterfly video, and subscribe to our YouTube...
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Xcut Quick Card – Cariena Creates

Using the delicate Xcut cutting dies Cariena Creates a quick and simple, yet positively jaw-dropping handmade card!   Please remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here), and give us a thumbs up for die Xcut Quick Card if you liked it.   Products Used DXCU504085 – Xcut Dies – Selfie Frames & Sentiments TDE-354 – Delicata Ink Pad – Dark Brown...
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Beautiful Mini Canvas – Cariena Creates

Today Cariena creates a beautiful mini canvas using her Anna Griffin art mediums and Kaisercraft mini template and a couple of other essential tools, all listed hereunder. She makes it look so simple don’t you think?   Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel (here) to see more tips, tricks and tutorials!   Products Used ADCO 724868 – Anna Griffin Texture Paste –...
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Masking – How To With Jowilna

Masking is one of my first techniques I ever learned many many years ago. To this day it is also one of the easiest and most versatile techniques. Let’s take a look at how easy it is… The idea behind masking is that you can make things appear like they are something else – so you can create dimension with little effort, layer something behind something else in a few easy steps, or...
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Make the most of your die-cuts – Jowilna 101

We all have loads of die-cuts right? But unless you are using them for more than a single application then you are not taking full advantage of them. Today I am showing you how to think differently and take your die-cuts further in a few easy steps. Step 1 Die cut the circle mesh out of cardstock. I used a manilla tag for my experiments but you could easily re-create this on a card or layout....
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Christmas in July – Peace Pennant

Welcome to Christmas in July – the month of good intentions of getting ahead of the festive crazies and prepare for a magical and peaceful time during the holidays. And with all the gorgeous Christmas Kaisercraft releases we can expect this year, it sure is going to be a glitzy affair! One that I am really excited about. I love the festive season mostly for its wreaths. Yes I am that girl that...
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Summer Pool Party

With the end of the year around the corner, more and more teenagers are planning some fun activities – especially the class of 2016. So instead of letting them head out on their own why not plan a fun and festive pool party for them complete with pink flamingos and lots of cool snack and sweet tubs? Today we share some fun ideas with you using a gorgeous range of scrapbooking paper as...
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Christmas Exploding Gift Box

Making gift boxes has become a rather important and easy thing to do – so if you are a crafter then you really have no excuse, other than to have a fabulous gift box for treats and small gifts alike. Years ago when I first made my first exploding gift box I turned it into a mini album rather than a box. I was pretty impressed with it and it had huge impact on everyone that viewed it. But...
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DIY Recycled Wall Art With The Silhouette

I am a sucker for buying things on sale in the home décor department of Mr Price Home. I always look at things and can see how I would simply alter something to make it work for me, or turn it into a gift for someone special. For this project I got this gorgeous canvas on Sale for a bargain price. I loved the design but the colours were a bit loud, so I simply changed it into some wall art with...
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DIY Modern Art Using The Silhouette

So when it comes to art in your home, are you a creative person decorate? Well for me it is quick and simple – minimalistic in some ways but always classic and timeless. The Silhouette offers me the necessary help when it comes to getting the job done! For this project I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut some modern shapes out of smooth white cardstock and then added some colour with my much loved...
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Details with cutting dies on a layout!

The more I use my collection of dies, the more I fall in love with them if that is even possible. I mean I really love the designs, but sometimes it is just an effort to pull out all the bits and pieces and actually use them – do you sometimes have that feeling? I know you do! So in an effort to love my dies more and use them more, I have opted to keep my Cuttlebug machine on my desk permanently...
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Quick & Easy Cards with Couture Creations Card Sets

With the new Card and envelope sets from Couture Creations making cards is such a breeze. Not only do you have loads of envelopes that match the cards perfectly, the cards are already scored for you so folding them is so easy. The cream and white cards make it easy to choose which of the two will match your planned project best. For this project I chose the cream cards because they matched the...
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AC cardstock handmade card in 10 minutes!

American Crafts cardstock has grown to be one of my favourite cardstock brands. The quality and colours is what I find most appealing – and the fact that you can use it for anything is a real bonus – cardstock after all is the staple food for any serious crafter! And this is my brand choice. So during the holidays I did some catching up on my empty card box, and tried to make some quick...
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Silhouette CAMEO and Project Life! A match made in scrapbooking heaven…

I waited a long long time for this – the ability to cut my own things Project Life related! And I am ecstatic to report that the day finally arrived. I got to cut some special little accents to incorporate into my Project Life layout. September has been a bad month for 27 years now…it’s a month where people die – and death like change is about the only certain thing in this life. So this...
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Silhouette CAMEO home décor project

I am constantly amazed by the possibilities of the Silhouette CAMEO®. I always knew it would be the one thing that can be used in a million different ways – but now I am living it. So this week I wanted to create something using vinyl, but since it meant a trip to the shops I settled for something I can do here and now using my American Crafts smooth black cardstock until I can get to the...
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Inspired by… being creative without spending money

This month we are talking inspiration and being creative without spending money. One of my favourite bloggers and creative minds is Mandi from Vintage Revivals. She’s one of those frugal girls that can make something out of nothing. So this week I am inspired by a little make-over she did a while ago. Everything about the space spoke to me, and when I saw that painting on the wall I knew I had a...
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Perfect Prima Embellishments

The perfect Prima embellishments are so much fun, and the new Ingvild Bolme collections are super functional as steam punk, shabby chic or just plain romantic. I think it is the versatility that gets me every time – the fact that I can use any of their embellishments on a layout, card or altered item and it just works. You know the feeling right? Yes you do!   Make a shabby chic pencil...
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Crate Paper Boys Rule – Zoom Zoom Layout

It’s been a while since we have had an amazing range of boy papers and embellishments – and that’s why I am really excited about this range from Crate Paper. The images and designs are really marvellous and the colours are bright and neutral at the same time. It’s a range that can work with just about any boy photo and memory! I used the range to create a double page layout and I love how it...
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Madame Payraud Love Layout

There’s a new lady in town – Madame Payraud and she is simply stunning! This new range of papers by docrafts is everything you could need for a beautiful vintage layout or project. The range of papers covers everything from butterflies and travel to delicate script handwriting and old postcards, not to mention the beautiful old roses. Now that you know her a bit more personally, let me...
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Crate Paper Flea Market Photo Frame

By now we all a bit hungry for some beautiful new papers and scrapbooking goodies – aren’t we? I hunger for a bit of colour as summer sets into full swing – something fun and vibrant that can be used for just about anything. And because I am not a scrapper that minds pinks and floral for boys…the new Crate Paper Flea Market range was right up my alley. I love the patterns, the...
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Stretching Your Craft Supplies

“stretching” Transitive verb to make limited supplies or resources go further than usual, planned, or expected If you are a scrapbooker and you haven’t yet felt the reality of increasing prices on products and supplies then you are extremely lucky. For the average scrapper something as simple as a hike in the price of her favourite brand name may be the cause of simply not making the purchase....
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Chipboard Accents – Birds Of A Feather Flock Together

As of late I am not a huge fan of off-the-page-projects. Don’t get me wrong I love making them – they have no rules and are uncomplicated to say the least. The problem I have is what to do with them afterwards – unless you have a specific place for them to permanently live or a shop to display them in to inspire others – then they just become dust collectors. So now I have the attitude...
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Capture that 24/Seven

Capturing memories are fun! And we often have so many great photos, fantastic trips, good memories and special occasions captured on film (so to speak) that it’s not always easy to have them on display. It’s great to scrapbook them but how many of you actually have an album or two out on the coffee table for the kids to peruse whenever they want to? I can honestly say that I really have layouts...
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