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Give Teacher a High-Five for a Great Year!

Let’s start the year off great by giving your child’s teacher a “high-five”! This is a fun craft to make together by stamping your child’s hand on paper, creating a “high-five” card for a great year! Stamp your child’s painted hand… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Heart & Printable #Love Card

Please welcome our newest regular contributor to the Make and Takes team… Francine Clouden of Callaloo Soup! She’ll be sharing all sorts of fun paper crafts, kids crafts, and yarn crafts. Today’s she’s sharing a tutorial for our Crochet-A-Day series… Continue Reading →

Holiday Card Re-Do: Send Out New Year’s Cards Instead!

Didn’t quite get around to holiday cards this year? Don’t feel too bad! How about sending out New Year’s cards instead? I spotted these DIY postcards from Idlewife at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d be perfect!  … Continue Reading →

Holiday ABC Series: C is for Candy Cane Cards

We’re now onto the letter C for Candy Canes, in our Holiday ABC series! We’re stitching up a candy cane card with a white pipe cleaner and red thread. I love to hand-stitch cards and have shared a lot of card… Continue Reading →

Handmade Journal From a Card for Mother’s Day

I love handmade journals. There’s something about them that calls out… “I’m handmade, write in me”! So to make things super simple, I’ve turned one of my hand-stitched greeting cards into a journal. Now it’s double the handmade! And it… Continue Reading →

Don’t Get Puzzled, Valentine!

A few years back, we made really fun giant Valentine puzzles. These were great. Perfect for little hands to help with, cutting and forming the puzzle. I thought this would be fun to do for my children’s friends or classmates,… Continue Reading →

Pop Up Cards for Your Valentine

I’ve made pop up cards before – these fun Valentine Heart Pop Up Cards. This is a great card for you or your little one to help make for Valentines. Well I’ve got another version of the pop up card…. Continue Reading →

How to Gild a Pumpkin for a Festive Fall Centerpiece

Recently I found some inexpensive fake pumpkins for my fall centerpiece, but some of them looked as cheap as the price. I decided to try dressing one up with gilding liquid–this is cool stuff! It’s easy to use, too. Here’s… Continue Reading →

Apple-Shaped Stamped Cards for Back to School

Thanks to the folks at Martha Stewart and Plaid, who’ve teamed up to create a power pack of decorative paint and supplies, I received a fun box full of supplies. Right away I headed for these circle sponge stamps, endless… Continue Reading →

Stitch Up a Snowman Button Card

I couldn’t resist stitching up this cute little snowman made of buttons, complete with scarf and orange carrot nose. It’s giving my stitched cards a fun 3D element. Supplies for Snowman Button Card: paper cork board for punching holes punching… Continue Reading →

My Hand-Stitched Cards Featured in Woman’s Day Magazine

I’m thrilled to have been featured in the Woman’s Day special Christmas issue: Best Ideas for Christmas. Here is my set of 3 Christmas hand-stitched greeting cards. Don’t my babies look soooooo pretty?! I even got a fun shout-out and… Continue Reading →

Celebrating for the 4th of July

Here’s a few fun projects we’ve crafted in the past for the 4th of July. Have fun celebrating with red, white, and blue! Firework Pom Poms ~~~ American Flag Fruit Jello ~~~ Hand-Stitched American Flag Greeting Card ~~~ 4th of… Continue Reading →

Bloomin’ Handmade Greeting Cards You Can Plant

You’ve might have seen seed paper recently.  It is homemade paper with flower seeds in it.  When it is planted in the ground and given lots of TLC it will bloom into beautiful flowers you can enjoy.  Here is a… Continue Reading →

“Going Batty” 3D Halloween Card

This Halloween Bat card comes alive with tissue paper wings. He’s making his way to your house to give all a good SCARE! Supplies for 3D Bat Card: cardstock paper cutter black tissue paper – a 3×12 inch piece black… Continue Reading →

Sew a Fabric Yo-Yo Stationary Card

Guest Post by Lyndsey of The Stationary Place I’ve always loved paper. Stationery, patterned paper, note cards, letterpress – I think paper is gorgeous and I love all of its different uses. More recently, I’ve been on something of a… Continue Reading →

How-To Video: Hand-Stitched Cards

These hand-stitched cards are simple and fun to make. I’ve been stitching them for quite a few years now and have shared many patterns in my Card Patterns category. Today I’ve taken a video of me stitching a Gift Box… Continue Reading →

Create a Fancy Flower Card

I love the beautiful ‘flower girls’ from Elsa Mora, first seen at The Crafty Crow. Ever since I saw them, I couldn’t wait to make one of my own. So we’ve crafted a few of these fancy flower girls onto… Continue Reading →

Easter Egg Stitched Greeting Card

As Easter is on it’s way, stitch this sweet card to cheer on the Easter Bunny as he hides his eggs! This pattern is fun to stitch and easy to make. It would be great to display in your home… Continue Reading →

Sending Your Valentine a Card

Here’s a few fun Valentine Cards I’ve made in the past for my sweetheart. These would be great to give to your loved ones too, both young and old. Heart Hand-Stitched Card Puzzling Valentine Card Pop-up Heart Card

Snowman Stitched Greeting Card

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom again today. Come on over to Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday to see how I made these fun Snowman Stitched Cards. He’ll keep things frosty this Winter!

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