Welcome back to this week’s Best of the Web! Whether you’re an expert to crafting or a newbie who’s eager to give it a try, you’ll find the most unique craft ideas and card designs with each step-by-step “how to make it” tutorial. Discover tons of fun holiday & seasonal craft ideas with this week’s line-up. So what are you waiting for? Grab your scissors, grab your glue, and let’s get to crafting!
When I started Epic Stitching I never could have imagined how much I was missing out on! As a graphic designer by trade I thought I had a handle on ‘designing’. But when it comes to stitching designs I was so wrong! It’s been so great to have support and friends in stitching, to learn new things and give advice back to others. I had no ‘stitchy’ friends at the beginning of my blog. Today I am blessed to have many online and local friends who stitch, and who allow me to embrace my love for my “old lady hobby” (as it is jokingly called by my man).
My blog is all about my epic (and not so epic) stitching projects. From a huge tapestry style piece to the smallest ornament I talk about them all. With 15+ projects on the go at a time there’s always something to update. I’ve been able to giveaway items that I will never stitch, or have already finished and send them all over the world. From Belgium to USA, Cambodia to (my home country) Canada. It’s my journey into obsessive stitching. I love to share all my projects, learn about new things from others and help people get into something new. It’s all about continuing the legacy of stitching and crafting as a whole. – Melissa
I am an explorer of all things crafty. I love to try new techniques and enjoy playing with all mediums. I am a complete patterned paper addict and love to use it in all my crafting projects. My first love is scrapbooknig but I find myself being drawn to all things paper related. – Tracey
I think that my style is CAS- clean and simple. I began card making about 12 years ago. I’m lucky enough to have my own craft room- organized chaos describes it. I craft at night when all is quiet and my favorite tool for the moment is a stamp positioner. When I invite someone to my blog I tell them that I am an ordinary stamper and a lover of paper who has a simple desire to share her love of card making. I am also a hobby stampin’ up demonstrator but enjoy many other brands of rubber stamps as well. I just recently discovered Digi images through being a design team member to a couple of challenge blogs. – Shirley
Jinjerup offers many super cute DIY printables, patterns and freebies. (They are) great for adding plenty of kawaii-ness to your gifts, birthdays, parties and celebrations! Join Jinjerup on Facebook (facebook.com/jinjerup) for special offers and cute updates. – Lynn
A few years ago, I started paper-crafting as a hobby to document my son’s life after he was born. From there, it has become a happy passion that I enjoy sharing with others. I always hope that my crafts and projects that I feature on The Stampin’ Bean inspire others to create and share their own work. Though primarily a card-maker and scrapbooker, I also love to make home decor projects, party ensembles, and gift ideas for friends and family. I try to include tips on how I come up with and execute a project, and I’m always open to questions from readers and welcome their comments. Thank so much for including me on Crafts Corners! – Regina
Sandy Allnock is a graphic designer, illustrator, papercrafter, and avid blogger since 2007 — she posts a new creation every day! Her blog, sandyallnock.com (aka icantstopembellishing.com), shows off the detailed handcrafted greeting cards she makes, complete with tips, techniques, and shopping links along the way. Sandy is the founder and president of Operation Write Home, a nonprofit that has sent over 1.5 million handcrafted greeting cards to deployed heroes so they can keep in touch with their families; she hopes to inspire readers to participate by sharing her cards, vlogs (video blogs), webcasts, and more.”
My blog is my journal; it’s where I keep a record of the things I make and the fun times we have with our two little girls. I love to create and was a designer before becoming a full-time mum. I only make things that have a purpose and if I can make it reusing something old, even better. Sewing is my passion and I love to make clothes for my girls and I hope to make something for ME soon! I have very recently become addicted to quilting and I can often be found embellishing something with a bit of free machine embroidery. – Colette
My name is May and I’ve been blogging since 2005. I love good food, dessert, books with happy endings, and most especially, I love to craft. On my blog I go on the occasional ramble about the never-ending quest for a clean and organized work space or my creative journey. You may also find me recommending my favorite things from movies to scissors, but mostly you’ll find my crafting adventures – most often, my scrapbooking adventures, though I do venture into card making, tags, mixed media, baking, and some novice sewing. As I navigate motherhood, being self-employed as a scrapbooking instructor, and balancing all that is life, I learn new things all the time. I like to share my findings, make the occasional how-to videos, and above all, enjoy my creative playtime and happy crafting. That is my one and only rule when I am in the studio: I have to love what I’m doing. – May
Hello! My name is Brittany and I blog over at bebe a la mode designs. I enjoy blogging about crafts, food, DIY projects, parties and all the everyday stuff in between. Some of my crafty endeavors include: glass etching, upcycling Christmas cards, personalized gifts, DIY hair accessories and much more. My hope is that you’ll find my blog to be a place of inspiration and encouragement and to get and share ideas. So grab a cup of coffee, sit and stay awhile! Be sure to leave a comment…I’d love to get to know you! – Brittany
Le monde de Sucrette is a blog about crochet and a little of sewing and painting. It is my second home where I share my love for everything handmade, my creations, my crochet projects and my feelings and thoughts with friends around the world. You can find also in my blog a lot of free patterns with easy-to-follow graphics. Come on and join the fun! You’ll be “hooked” forever! – Angie
In the hands of the creative person anything can become a unique craft even when made of unused goods. You don’t need to make a trip to the craft store every time you plan a new craft. If you have unused crafting supplies lying around the house, try incorporating these pieces into your next design. You’ll have a great time especially when you include your children in these fun crafts. Oil pastel crayons are great for children and can be used in a variety of ways! With Easter up ahead, we hope you’ve found some inspiration from this week’s fab crafters. Till next time, happy crafting everyone!