Tuesday, July 28, 2015

You Want to Make a Card?

The basis of frugal crafting is make your own supplies instead of buying them. So today let's make cards! Here's a guide to cutting typical card sizes from 8.5 x 11 and 12x12 papers.


Typical Card Sizes
A9: 5.5" x 8.5"
A7 5" x 7"
A6: 4.5" x 6.25"
A2: 4.25" x 5.5"
4 - Bar: 3.5" x 4.875"
3" x 3"
6" x 6"

Here's a table with all the cards sizes and what you need to cut either from 8.5" x 11" or 12 x 12 paper. I found this table at http://www.kgdcraftermath.com and  I thought it's really useful.


Print this out and save it. Next time that you want to make a card you won't have to go to the store and buy a card, simply cut it out of a paper in your stash! I always have a few cards ready for every occasion so I won't ve caught without one :)

Do you make cards or buy them? If you're a card maker, do you use pre cut cards or cut them yourself? What are your favorite cards to make?

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Friday, July 24, 2015

What's in the Box Giveaway Winner!

Wow! This was so much fun!
Thanks for all your guesses. You gave me lots of ideas what to buy next time I want to treat myself to some crafty goodness!

Here's what's in the box:

* Ink Sprays: I needed some colors so I got about 20!
* 2 Art Journals: one by Ranger and the other by Moleskine. I want to check them both and see which one I like best.
* 2 Stencils: one with numbers and the other with letters.
* Mixed Media Goodies: * Heavy Gesso
                                         * 3D Gel Medium
                                         * Modeling Paste
                                         * Glass Beads
                                         * Mica Flakes
                                         * Glass glitter
                                         * Micro Beads
                                         * Powder for texture
* Ink Applicators

YUMMY! So much happiness!

Drum roll.....and the winner is:
Grace Campell

Thanks for participating! I hope to inspire you with all the things I'll create with these new supplies.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Why Do We Need/Use/Love Quotes?

Most of us are active on social networks. For those who regularly use Facebook or Pinterest inspirational quotes are everywhere. Have you ever wondered why is that? What is it about inspirational or funny quotes that touches us so?

As we get lost in our fast paced lives, we need things in packages. Small, easy to digest and instant packages. Motivation and inspiration are no different. We need our quick pill of the day. A pick me up. We are surrounded by so many negativeness in our lives, so we seek an escape or some means to help us better cope. Words of wisdom surely help in such times.

A good quote by a famous person or a celebrity gives you the feeling that we all share the same issues and if they could do it so can you.

I also love how quotes capture what I feel or how things work in the world
with one or two sentences. They're a great way to deliver a message in a cool, concise, well articulated and sometimes funny way.

I use quotes in all my crafts and art projects. I add them to a scrapbook layout, a mixed media canvas, a mini album and art journal pages. They are so versatile that anyone can find a quote they like!

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