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Red, White & Blue Paper Flower Wreath I would love if you shared this on Pinterest - just use the button below. Your shares are how I grow and I am sincerely grateful. You are welcome to follow me on Pinterest too where I share tons of great ideas and inspiration! I would love if you shared this on Pinterest - just use the button below.

The Year Of Claire - Mid Year Update It's been a minute since I sat down to write a blog post. In fact, it's almost 3 months! After closing the shop at the end of March, I took some time out to switch off from business life and to focus on the Year of Claire. 2019 has been a great year so far.

Crafting With Felt Flowers: Floral Notecards Tutorial This week I've been sharing ideas for easy ways to reuse the flower templates from my April wreath tutorial. For the final project of the week: why not make felt flowers to make simple greetings cards? I used my flowers to decorate small cards, but you could easily use more flowers to decorate larger cards or simply resize the templates to fit.

Cut Foil and Emboss Tropical Damask 4 Today I have a project idea for you based around the Cut Foil and Emboss dies that I have created for Couture Creations. This one features the Tropical Damask Cut Foil and Emboss die. This one uses the Cut Foil and Emboss technique to create the background.

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Cards Demonstrator Pootles - Magnolia Lane Memories and More Cards. How cute are all these cards? I bought a pack of the Memories and More cards and then a pack of the matching cards and envelopes and sat down to play. I wanted to deliberately make cards only using these 2 things, so there's no added ink, stamps, cardstock or anything.

15 Collaborative Art Pieces The 7th annual Art of Giving happened in April. Art of Giving is hands down my favorite art event all year, and it was my 5th time to participate as an artist. The event takes place in a plastic sheet covered room at Dell Children's Hospital.

DIY Bunting Card A5 card or a card blank Scraps of pretty paper or washi tape A larger piece of pretty paper A paper doily Bakers' twine Buttons and beads Paper flowers Glue A ruler and a pencil. If you're not using a card blank, take your piece of card and fold it half.

Video Tutorial: Crepe Paper Anemone Flower Kit - Lia Griffith Learn how to make a beautiful paper bouquet with our crepe paper anemone flower kit and video tutorial. Includes flower pattern, crepe paper, and more.

Cards in the Mail to Me - June Edition! Demonstrator Pootles - Cards in the Mail to Me - June Edition! I had a funny feeling that there would be more than a few cards in the mail to me this month. I send a lot of recognition vouchers out to my team each month and with the new catalogue going live a few weeks back, this is not unexpected that they were cashing them all in!

Year of Bunting June Challenge: Bunting For Outdoors May's challenge was to make some bunting featuring flowers. Hazel made some lovely bunting for her dresser with appliqued flowers. I was thinking about doing something similar to this myself, only I didn't quite get around to it! Julie made a floral bunting birthday card for her friend with scraps of pretty paper and floral washi tape.

Printed Paper Phalaenopsis Orchid Phalaenopsis orchids are such beautiful flowers. And so hardy too! Although they typically bloom once or twice a year and last up to four months, we still like to craft them out of paper so we can enjoy these pretty flowers year-round.

How To Start Upcycling Furniture, The Easy Way You know how to start upcycling furniture! Not only will it save you money, but you will also be playing your part in saving the environment.

6 DIYs to Try This Weekend I have to admit, weekends have blurred together with the weekdays recently with no end in sight. BUT that doesn't mean that I can't daydream about a few DIYs to try, right? If you have some spare time this weekend and want to get crafty, here are 6 weekend DIY ideas to get you going.

Crafting With Felt Flowers: Floral Crown Tutorial Throughout this week I'm sharing ideas for crafting with felt flowers, and ways to re-use the flower templates from my April Felt Flowers Wreath tutorial. Today I'll show you how to make a floral crown that's perfect for parties, festivals or even weddings.

New Free Circular Frame SVG Cutting File Out Now! This week's free SVG cutting file has been selected from the new Circular Frame SVG Cutting File Set, Fine Line and Digital Crafting Pack which was released today. You can download it over at While you are there, why not check out the full set from which this design is taken.

Time for Tags Set of Tags Box Tutorial Demonstrator Pootles - Time for Tags Set of Tags Box Tutorial. Well I promised to share a box for you that will hold a handful of tags that I shared the other day. Just as simple to make, these will perfectly hold a set of those tags - what a cute gift for someone, or even, you can make a batch of tags and have them handy.

Lattice sunflowers 2… My maker blog Featuring Products from my own range as well as the products I am Buying, Using and Loving… I'm back on Hochanda today at 9am, 1pm and final call at 5pm with the lattice collection. Todays card uses the collection and makes a lattice version of the sunflowers I used on yesterdays post.

My New Paper Crafts for Kids Book! Hopefully most of you will know by now that I have been working on a very special project - a true labour of love - my brand *new** Paper Crafts for Kids Book!!! I am so so so excited to bring this new book to you for a number of reasons. Ha yes, I know I woudl say that.

Our Favourite Stamping Ink, Powders, Accessories and More! Check out our pick of the best stamping ink, embossing supplies and more, for papercrafters keen to stamp up there projects with something gorgeous!

Red, White & Blue M&M's Cookie Bars These Red, White and Blue M&M's Cookie Bars are a perfect sweet treat for celebrating the 4th of July - or for anytime you need to bake a patriotic dessert!

How To Start An Email List & Get Your First 1000 Subscribers Did I make you feel overwhelmed? You can always bookmark this post so that next time when you get stuck somewhere you can simply refer to this post. Or, save the Pinterest pin to your favourite board so you can access the post anytime.

DIY Dinosaur T-Shirts & Onesies: Iron-On Designs - Lia Griffith Know a kid who's obsessed with dinosaurs? Our DIY dinosaur T-shirts and onesies are super cute and easy to make with our iron-on designs.

Felt Badger Brooch Tutorial This month's freebie for my pattern newsletter subscribers will be a tutorial for sewing a cute felt badger brooch! I stitched lots of these badgers for my online shops a decade ago and am really looking forward to revisiting this pattern to share it with you guys.

15 Easy and Fun 4th of July Crafts for Toddlers Easy and fun 4th of July crafts for toddlers with simple patriotic crafts for one, two and three year olds. American flag crafts, red, white and blue firework crafts and more.

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