LINKY PARTY + Sea-loving Fathers Day Card

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Tweet Only 1.5 week till Fathers Day. Better create my lovely Fathers day card with silhouette photo today, so it will arrive in time! Join the party, and let’s make cards!   Featured Craft Project   The Featured Party Submission this week is by Maria Kitching from Scotland! She made a fun and original 3D […]

DIY Bookmarks (World Book Day Competition)

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How to make bookmarks for kids :: FineCraftGuild.com

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 […]

TP Stamp Art Cards

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Tweet Cool crafts for kids! So simple, even your 2-year-old can do it. Toilet Paper Roll Stamp Art! Toilet paper rolls make instant stamps. Besides stamping the obvious circle, it’s easy to fill each circle with hearts and flower stamps. Pretty!! Make your own Valentines Day card, Mothers Day card, Fathers day card, Get-well card…. […]

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 […]

Best Homemade Advent Calendars

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Tweet Beautiful Advent Calendars, to Make & To Buy. My friend was cleaning her closets the other day, and asked if I was interested in her old house-shaped letter-box. It looked … a bit dated, odd-shaped and bland. It was plain wood, and … I did not know what to do with it. Mentally, I […]

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 […]

Story of Saint Patrick

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St. Patricks Day Craft, Stories,Templates & Freebies

Tweet   : fun culture note. This year Saint Patrick’s Day will be on March 17. (Silly me… I make it sound like that’s special, but it’s that day, every year!) Before I share with you our list of St Patrick’s Day crafts, let me share a bit about his life.   Was Saint Patrick […]

Stamps:10 Ways To Use ‘m in Crafts

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Tweet Transforming old artwork with a fresh new layer is easily fixed with some artistic use of stamps.  However, this is not the only way to make stamps useful.  There are many around-the-house & craft uses of stamps where they proof to be oh so handy. 10 Ways to Use Stamps to Create Beautiful, Quick […]

DIY Shamrock Stamp: Make Your Own Luck

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Tweet Just how lucky are you usually???! Well, you’re in luck today: Inspired by having loads of unfinished projects, I felt inspired to make something I could start and finish in one sitting and have ever lasting fun with…. What would that be?   A Shamrock Stamp   (btw. LaGraine makes some excellent wines)   […]

Personalized Gifts : Desk Accessories

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Tweet Simple inspiring heart desk gift set. 100% Recycled. Sometimes simplest is best: this handmade gift is useful to have and fun to make.   Paper Craft How-To (Step-by-step instructions) 1. The tall box: cut a rectangular cookie box at an angle, as in the picture. First cut the lowest side, then the diagonally-cut side, […]

Art in Paris

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Tweet It’s not what you think. No art deco here, ma’am.  Manhole mandalas, that’s art, instead. Yesterday, I spotted this post by Laurie of Scene of the Grime (fun name) popping a manhole cover (roadside find) into her car. It was going to survive the junkyard and live as decoration in her backyard. A cool […]

Wrapping Up Gifts with Unusual Recyclables

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Tweet I wrote this post with bulk Valentine’s day gift wrapping in mind. However, then I realized that gift wrapping with unusual recyclables is something to do AT ALL TIMES. Green gift wrapping is not only good for the environment, it’s good for the soul. Creativity soars and whimsy emerges. It is amazing what you […]

9 Alternatives to Long Stemmed Roses for Valentines

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Tweet I just wrote a little something for the folks of ezine, offering some original alternatives to classic long stemmed roses as a Valentine’s Day gift. I referred to the many paper craft ideas featured here on the blog, such as stamping and stenciling with roses & hearts. As well, I hinted to some ideas […]

Download Free Love Book Template for Scrapbooking

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Tweet Yep. You get to create your own book of love…. That is: you can use it as a Valentines Book with love verses, lovely Baby Album for photos, or Affirmation Book with notes. No matter how you’ll use it, I ‘m sharing with you the ‘how to’ for a craft a lovely scrapbook project! […]

Handmade Valentine Cards Ideas

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Tweet Need to whip up an easy Valentine greeting card, or clean and simple stamped note cards?  Good. What I want to show to day is how easy it is to make lovely cards with minimal tools.   Easy Valentine Craft These rubber stamped cards with hearts, squares & rectangles will do the trick for […]

Cutest-Ever Tiny Paper Garland ‘I Have a Dream’

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Tweet Yesterday I posted two crochet craft ideas for Martin Luther King Day.  But, when I went to bed last night, in my mind’s eye, I saw this adorable paper garland with letters of just a 1/4 inch height. I could barely sleep as I wanted to try it right away, but I waited till […]

Handmade Gifts for HIM

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Tweet Handmade Gifts for HIM (Dad, Sons, Grandpa, Uncles & Friends) Many of the gifts for mom could dub as gifts for men also. Just choose your colors right: strong blues, greens, browns, yellows and black. Man prefer straight lined patterns over curly romantic designs, so just choose what they’ll like. As well, consider their […]

Make Your Own Andy Warhol Christmas Card

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Tweet Did you know that Andy Warhol made some other kind of artwork than that ’4 images in different color scheme’ kinda thing? In the beginning of his art career, Warhol was a commercial graphic designer for retail. For this job, he created fun, whimsical artwork, particularly for the Christmas holidays. This image here is […]

Craft Book of the Month Embellishings a la Anthropologie

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Tweet Favorite Craft Book   Complete Embellishing: Techniques and Projects This book includes an collection of 25 projects, illustrated with more than 170 photographs and clear step-by-step directions. All are original designs inspired by the author’s years as a crafter and visual manager for the hip New York store, Anthropologie. The ‘thing’ that makes Anthropologie […]

How to Make a Sophisticated Stencil

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Tweet When I came across this video of ‘How to Make a Sophisticated Stencil’ to create a glamorous door decoration, easily by using a stencil, I thought to feature it here at FineCraftGuild.com.   While I have already written on the topic of ‘how to create your own stencil’ and other stenciling tips, there are […]

4th of July – Cake Stencil

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Tweet Last minute celebration preparation can still turn out really great Let me enhance everybody’s Fourth of July holiday decoration projects and Independence Day celebrations with this FREE fourth of July clipart STENCIL template for this holiday weekend. I designed it in such a way that you can simply print this, copy it many times […]

How to Make a Book Cover With Butterfly Rubber Stamps

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Tweet Today I’ve created a free paper crafts tutorial with butterfly rubber stamps. This is a craft that children could do, but one that seriously crafting adults would like as well. Rubber stamps are incredibly versatile craft supplies, and it is a good idea to create a themed-collection of stamps as well as color-matching ink […]

How to Use Stamps in Scrapbooking

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Tweet Rubber stamps are so versatile for the use of scrapbooking. They are fun and inexpensive. Above all: stamps allow you to create many scrapbooking styles and vignets, in a flash. Plus they can be used with other media and techniques. The more often you use them, it seems that the more versatile they become, […]

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