DIY Recipe Box + Vintage French Wrapping Paper (Freebie)

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Tweet Hi! I made some vintage French wrapping paper to cover some notebooks yesterday. I thought to share it with you.   Vintage French Wrapping Paper Vintage French Wrapping Paper ~ Designed by yours truly Paris, je t’aime!   Vintage French Paper for a Recipe Book or Box ~ Also by yours truly   Paris-Inspired […]

DIY Cardboard Picture Frames w Embossing

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Tweet These DIY cardboard picture frames with lovely embossed texture were made using the ideas and craft techniques from the first craft book on the list in our post ‘summer craft books for kids’: Complete Book of Art Ideas. We referenced several craft techniques from this cool kids craft book: DIY Cereal box glue art […]

LINKY PARTY + Winning Green Card

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Tweet This great, great green card is a beautiful greeting card design and an easy DIY. It’s a blank card and so you can purpose it any way you like. It can be an any day card, or an idea for mothers day cards. In a smaller and slightly modified version, it could function even […]

Scrapbooked Fathers day Cards w Stamps

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Tweet My father is now an elder and I like making him an age-appropriate card. A card that is still full of whimsy and joy, but not quite as crazy as say this D-A-D glasses – card that we made last time for my hubby. Dad does not play golf anymore, nor tennis, and he […]

Best Gift for Father s Day

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Tweet :: Best Gift for Father s Day :: Are you pulling out hair on what to get the kids to make for Fathers Day? Don’t want to leave things till the last minute this year? Prefer not to have them make something on Father s Day morning…. ??? Read on! Best Fathers Day Gifts […]

DIY Bookmarks (World Book Day Competition)

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Tweet The other day, we made a gazillion different designs for bookmarks for kids (and their moms, dads, grannies and friends). After an hour or two, our creative juices were really flowing and some awesome designs just popped out, some in a matter of minutes. Other bookmarks had more detailed designs.   Here’s the full […]

30 Valentines Day Crafts & Cards

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Tweet Valentines Day is just around the corner. In a day or two!! To help you make some creative Valentine gifts, here is an overview of our beautiful and fun Valentines. Find: craft tutorials for Valentine gifts; free downloadable templates for wrapping and cards; handmade Valentine card instructions; sweet recipes; gift ideas; and more lovely […]

Cricut Christmas Tree DiY

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Tweet Is it too early to post a Christmas tree? Noooo…?!! Never too early, right?! Last night I spotted this Cricut Christmas Tree on Pinterest, and it spurred me into immediate action. You know, some pictures just have that effect on me. I wanted one. photo credit: Cricut   Not having a Cricut here with […]

A touch of Romance :: Wedding Decorating Ideas

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Tweet Halloween over. What are we going to hang up next?  Too early for Christmas gear, so how about a bit of romantic cheer? These simple, romantic vintage sheet music hearts are one such thing. image credit: Dreams and Weddings at tumblr Having eloped myself, one might think that I’m not so into weddings. Regarding […]

How to Carve Stamps for Pro’s + an Easy Way for Kids

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Tweet Art journaling is really not one technique on its own. It is a soulful pursuit using almost any art making technique under the sun, ranging from drawing, calligraphy/cursive letters, painting, using markers, decoupage, stenciling, stamping, scrapbooking and other paper crafts, ceramics and beading. It’s all how you put it together to have meaning for […]

Art Journaling | Scrapbooking Video Tutorial

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Tweet HOT TIP OF THE DAY: Last day to enter. Anthropologie Necklace Giveaway (knockoff)! I WANT YOU TO WIN.   Scrapbooking Tutorial  In this free art | journaling | scrapbooking workshop by Dina Wakley you can learn  how to make a really artistic layered tag.     In this free online art video, you will […]

Lovely Scrapbooking Freebies

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Tweet These are just my colors & styles for summer: pastel greens with happy orange flowers! This scrapbooking set will make just the perfect summer stationary for me.  I’m sharing it with you, not because I’m about to send you a love letter. (I could… (smiles)). But because the kind folks at Pixels & Co […]

Owl Birthday Party : Free Printables

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Tweet   Well, there’s no denying: besides sock monkeys, owls are very popular at the Fine Craft Guild (and the world at large). So, when I saw these stunning owl birthday party printables, I thought of you, and instantly thought to share ‘m.   Owl Birthday Party Here they are. Owl Invitations, Owl Gift Tags, […]

Shabby Chic Burlap & Lace Valentines or Wedding Ideas

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Tweet I don’t know what got into me. I never write about weddings. I must be in a romantic mood today because these vintage shabby chic burlap and lace combinations just scream wedding receptions and Valentine decorations to me. The Best of Vintage Shabby Chic Being selective, let me show you the best of the […]

Time for a Party 49

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Tweet Hello my blogging friends! Exciting day today. Lots of new projects to look at. Your DIYs, craft projects, knitting adventures, and home decorations. Honestly, it is SOOO inspiring to look at ALL of your projects, that I don’t understand why not EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT EVERYONE ELSE’S WORK?!! Try this. You might be soaked […]

Scrapbooking Freebie: Clock Faces

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Tweet I promised you frequent scrapbooking ideas and freebies here at FineCraftGuild.com and I’m sticking to that promise. Today, I am featuring what-I-consider-to-be fabulous free printables for you: timeless vintage clock faces. Actually, they were vintage watch faces. I love them. So unique.  Somehow they tickle my creativity! ~   ‘…makes a great kitchen clock, […]

Free Valentine Cards + Font

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Tweet Digital card making and scrapbooking on the ease: here’s just the perfect Valentines font for you.  It’s loaded with hearts, without being frilly. Just what you need for your guy! Perfect. Designed this font specifically for Valentines Day. Jules’s a firm believer in making your own Valentines Cards, and so are we. She is […]

Ribbons: 50 Ways to Use ‘m in Scrapbooking, Home Decor, Crafting, Fashion

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Tweet Ribbon: amazing what a little bit of it can do…. ! Ribbons have to be a #1 loved item in the shopping baskets of scrapbooking artists. They are just so fun and versatile, and a mere inch of the right trimming literally lifts an entire layout from flat and mediocre to show more dimensional […]

Calendar 2013 :: Free Embroidery Patterns

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Tweet What a fun idea! Embroider-along with this whimsical calendar pattern. Kelly from Craft Your Style offered a  hand drawn design for a January calendar page, complete with a tutorial for the various embroidery stitches used. photo credit | free embroidery pattern calendar 2013:  Craft your style   More Embroidery Patterns Calendars (free templates, downloads […]

Free 2013 Calendar, Vintage

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Tweet Yesterday a reader commented that I did not provide her enough templates, ideas and freebies for her card making/scrapbooking hobby. I knew she was right. And I also knew that my newly planned scrapbooking series would indeed be welcomed! So for her/all scrapbooking-lovers, here is a scrapbooking / art card making / calendar making […]

Calligraphy Workshop Gift

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Tweet I’m sooo excited!!  I got my first Christmas gift for the year from a fellow blogger and it’s something that touches my heart (or my soul… not sure yet…?!! But this stuff is soulful!)  Remember Melissa who made this fabulous dress, and gave us the free tutorial on how to make your own in […]

Luxurious Gift Bags a la Hermès

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Tweet #3. Make a ‘Hermès Handbag’- inspired Gift Bag :: Free Template.   Difficulty: easy-moderate. For kind of gifts: books. bags, ‘precious’ feminine gifts for women or girls, larger presents. Photo Credit | By: Hermès.com. Next

Free Pop-up Angel Card

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Tweet   Set # 2 of Free Downloadable Cards If you like scrapbooking, you can embellish these free downloadable greeting cards. Others can just print, write and send ‘m.  These are darling Christmas Cards! 10 of them. This pop-up angel is my fave. Photo credit | Cards designed by Kristy Neales  Next

Happy Holidays Cards + Tags

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Tweet Set #8 in the series of free printable holiday greeting cards. Fun Holidays Cards + Tags ‘Amy is the Party’ designed a set of free family-style holiday cards for you to download. Click image to find all seven cards. Amy made matching holiday gift tags, which you can find at Creature Comforts. Photo credit […]

Scrapbooking Supplies up to 50% off

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Tweet My sponsor just sends me an email: scrapbooking supplies up to 60% off! This is for the good stuff. Here are 10 scrapbooking supplies that I think are worth stocking up on/investing in now, to take advantage of the savings, while getting ready for that wonderful time of the best scrapbooking season of the […]

Circus in Town

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Tweet There’s a circus in town!! It’s a scrapbooking decoupage – circus variety, in a tiny altered tin box. None less exciting!! I caught her eyes… The clairvoyant told me to come hither and tell me my fortune. Scrapbooking delight. 10 out of 10. The muse, the art, the details of this tin alteration projects […]

Haunted Birdhouses DIY

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Tweet * DIY Haunted bird houses * oH…Haunted Houses …. ahhhh….. oooh….   Today I’d like to feature a DIY project to make haunted bird houses. This Halloween decoration was made by Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters who blog at OllyJane. Their haunted houses are really gorgeous and original. A detailed tutorial is offered, but […]

DIY Clothes Racks Dividers

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Tweet Just back from vacation and after having done a mountain of laundry, I crave ORDER. Clothes order. Everywhere order. I need a more organized life. Now. image credit: paperpartydesignco.etsy.com OK. It’s not ‘that’ urgent, but I realize we all need organizing tools such as these dividers for your clothes racks. Besides organizational-neat-‘freaks’ and order-craving, […]

Back-to-School Notice Boards

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Tweet These Beautiful DIY Back to School notice boards are a most-useful craft to keep you and your kids organized. Desirée, mom of three, and writer of ‘The 36th Avenue’ designed these Personalized Back-to-School Notice Boards for each of her kids.   These Back to School notice boards come with more features than imaginable: 0. […]

Featured DIY Projects

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Tweet Top 5 of the Party   Creative solutions, beautiful crafts, and gorgeous DIY executions. That sums up last week’s Linky Party.  Sounds good in general, but the TOP 5  featured  projects I have for you today, are truly original.  What is striking is that these DIY projects are so different from one another: truly […]

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