#UseYourCraftStash – Patterned Papers

Hello friends, hope you all are doing fine and enjoying our #UseYourCraftStash challenge. Today we are going to talk about the most important things we crafters want to care about – the money we spend on crafting – and some tips on how to make it count. Because whether you are just starting out or an established crafter business person, you will always care of making sure your money is put to good use, won’t you? Let’s get to today’s tip(s) first and after that check out some cards using one thing that we have a stash of – Patterned …

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#UseYourCraftStash – Let’s talk about Mistakes & Hot Foiling

Hi everyone, for today’s tip and #UseYourCraftStash challenge – let’s talk about mistakes, shall we? As a crafter, as a businesswoman, as an employee, as a wife and mom – I do make a fair share of those. Today though I want to share with you my mistakes in crafting, specifically with hot foiling – and talk more about what they meant. I love hot foiling – love how it adds a beautiful design of bling and shine to a project. If you have played with hot foiling, you know the typical mistakes: Foiling the plate instead of the paper …

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EDS/HSD Instagram Hop Details + #UseYourCraftStash – Digi Stamps

Hi friends, today I am feeling so honored to be part of a very special event! My Instagram friend (and a crafter I deeply admire!) Natasha Davies is having an Instagram hop for EDS/HSD awareness. You can check out her blog post here. She has also set up a Just Giving link that directs funds directly to the EDS.org for anyone that would like to donate. There are so many talented crafters sharing their projects in this hop along with several generous sponsors who are giving several prizes too.  The purpose of this hop is to spread awareness about EDS/HSD and …

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#UseYourCraftStash – Make Multiple – Cards with only stamps & heat embossing

Hi guys, are you ready for the next idea and tip? Today’s tip:   When you are working on one type of card – heat embossing / foiling / fun fold – give yourself time to play a little. Give yourself time to understand the technique, grasp it, find out what works for you to make those kind of projects and get comfortable. Making one project today with a technique and then using that technique after days or weeks, will not build the same comfort level. So, I always recommend making multiple. Today’s idea is pretty simple – Heat Embossing. …

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#UseYourCraftyStash – Stray a little ;-) Hanging planters

Hi guys, keep those projects coming for the #UseYourCraftyStash! I am grateful for your support :) I hope you are ready for the next project. And it’s not a card. We (my girls and I) are getting so interested in Macrame and we are straying a little from paper crafting. It’s all good though, we are very happy with the outcomes. Today’s Tip: Stray a little. Get off your regular path. Who knows what new adventure will find you. Try a new technique. Learn something totally different. As “Lord of the Rings” author J. R. R. Tolkien says, “Not all …

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#UseYourCraftStash challenge – Background dies (or large dies) + a video

Hi friends, today we officially start our series of posts related to #UseYourCraftStash challenge. You can read all about it here. I hope you are joining us :) Today’s tip:   Create, don’t wait – for that exact time, superb motivation, amazing idea. As the famous saying by Gen George S Patton goes, “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”. So, simply create. Don’t overthink. Keep it simple, just do it. Using this tip, I made 5 cards. I also challenged myself just a little *extra* to do only die cutting with …

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