Now Introducing: A Paper Crafts Kit + Exclusive FREE Video Lessons from Craftsy

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing |

Don't you love getting new paper crafts goodies? With so many to choose from, sometimes it's tricky to select the ones that will complement each other in a way that will transform random supplies into a polished finished project. That's why we compiled the perfect mix for you! Check out our newest paper crafts offering: A carefully curated paper craft kit + exclusive FREE video lessons to make all your paper dreams a reality!

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Pin-Up Style Shoots: 5 Tricks of the Trade

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Photography |

Boudoir photography has become very popular in recent years, and your job, as a photographer, is to make women feel their best, and to create the photographs to match. Here are five tricks of the trade to help you prepare for these sassy (and fun!) shoots:

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Let Your Garden Be Your Muse: Painting Flowers in Mixed Media Techniques

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

If you're looking for inspiration for your next mixed media masterpiece, look no further than your garden. Flowers are a naturally fantastic artistic muse. Here's how to render them in bold, bright colors using pen and ink + watercolor!

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How to Make Homemade Gift Card Holders in 7 Simple Steps

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Paper Crafts |

The problem with gift cards is that they can feel rather impersonal, but luckily, just a little bit of crafting can go a long way. Recently I learned how to make homemade gift card holders. They are so simple to make, and can be easily personalized with fun paper. They really are a fun, custom way to wrap a gift card!

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Sew a Must-Have Multitasking Bag: Tutorial + FREE Tote Pattern

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

The dog days of summer are here! Backyard barbecues, sunbathing at the pool or a day at the lake boating are typical activities to enjoy during the last of the hot summer months. But the summer months will be gone in a flash – I bring you the handmade tote that can do it all!

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Style + Project Inspiration: How to Wear Knitted Lace

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Knitting |

Knitted lace is always impressive, but can be tricky to style. Check out these lovely project kits and learn how to wear your knitted lace pieces perfectly!

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Cheap Chucks: Jam Chucks Are Purpose-Built Chucks You Make Yourself

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Woodworking |

Using jam chucks for woodturning saves money, lets you to hold your work without marking it, and allows flexibility in design. Ensure you're getting the most out of your jam chucks with these helpful tips and tricks!

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