How-to Craft Tutorials

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  1. Heidi Swapp Star Lanterns: How to and Review

    by Richelle Naegle This is one of the easiest home decor solutions. Check out the Heidi Swapp Star Lanterns. These fun, starry decorations are not only inexpensive, but they are so easy to assemble. paper star lanterns completed They can be used with or without the lights. I should note, the lights come in blue, green, red, orange, and white. They are not included with the star lantern, so you can choose your own preferred color if you decide to light it up. Continue reading →
  2. Silhouette Mint Machine Tutorial (Videos)

    Bundle on sale now! by Richelle Naegle If you remember, we introduced the Mint stamping system on our blog a few months back. Well, you will be glad to know that the machines have arrived! We are very excited. We've never carried much in terms of stamping supplies, but this machine is a game-changer. Unfortunately the supplies and accessories...
  3. Exploding Box Tutorial: How to Make an Explosion Box

    by Richelle Naegle It's officially Halloween so I hope you are ready to craft! You can decorate whenever you want, but I always wait until October 1st....so I guess I got ahead of myself this year. This project takes a little longer to make than most of my undertakings and requires a little bit of patience, but it was so...
  4. How to Use the Sizzix Precision Base Plate

    by Richelle Naegle If you have tried to cut with wafer-thin dies, you may have had trouble with the Big Shot machines and some of the accessories. Sizzix has heard their customers complain of a misunderstanding in exactly how to use the Sizzix Precision Base Plate, and they have provided these best practices recommendation that should make things loud and clear...
  5. Anna's Decorative Monograms Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle I love Anna Griffin designs! Have I mentioned that before? :) Today we have another NEW Cricut cartridge that was just released - that makes three for this month and it's not over yet! Did you know that the Cricut Explore Air 2 cuts twice as fast? The latest release is Anna's Decorative Monograms cartridge, which as...
  6. How to Use the We R Memory Keepers FUSE Tool (Video)

    by Richelle Naegle Enjoy this quick tutorial video we made to demonstrate how to use the instant-classic FUSE tool by the innovative designers at We R Memory Keepers. It's amazing the way this affordable, new tool can transform your photo albums and scrapbooking projects. Be sure to pass along the video to all your friends. You and your buddies will want...
  7. St. Patty's Day Cricut Iron-On Project

    by Richelle Naegle This tutorial will give you the quick and easy steps on how to use Cricut Iron-on material in your fabric projects. Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope you are wearing something green! I sure am, so keep your pinchers to yourself. I'm safe because I made myself this fun shirt! I am 5'1", so kind of short...
  8. How to: Custom Foil Designs with MINC Machine

    by Richelle Naegle Can I tell you how super excited I am to be using the new MINC foil machines by the one and only Heidi Swapp! When you learn how to custom foil designs with your MINC machine, your creative mind will be flooded with original ideas. In case you haven't used it yet, it's so much fun to...
  9. How To Use Sizzix Thinlits - Card-Tri-Shutter

    by Richelle Naegle I really love a lot of these new die cut cards that Sizzix has been putting out lately. They all have such unique shapes that make your cards stand out, without adding lots of extra work. These cards are great and you can make them without Sizzix dies, but trust me, they are so much easier when...
  10. How to Use Sizzix Framelits - Basic Step-Ups

    by Richelle Naegle I generally take on Cricut projects, but I am trying to branch out and try new things. NEW is always good, right? Well, I really like what I've seen from the Sizzix product line, lately. This Basic Step-Ups dies caught my eye. I have done a step-up card before and it wasn't super hard, but really a lot...

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