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Father’s Day Pop-Up Card with Free Silhouette Templates

Father’s Day Pop-Up Card with Free Silhouette Templates

I'm excited to be participating in my first Craft Lightning challenge, a fun little series hosted by Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts. I've made quick projects before here and here, but when there's an actual challenge to create something within 15 minutes, I...

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Men’s Suit Gift Box and Treat Holder

Men’s Suit Gift Box and Treat Holder

I know Mother's Day just passed, but I always have a hard time figuring out how to celebrate Father's Day, so I figure I'll start early this year.  And since I'm still trying to just keep things simple, a little paper crafting was just the ticket!  Would you believe...

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Mom, I Love You Pop Up Cards with Free Silhouette Cut Files

Mom, I Love You Pop Up Cards with Free Silhouette Cut Files

You, like me, might have seen a picture of an "i {heart} you" pop up card floating around on the Internet. I even pinned it to my Paper Crafts board.  But I decided to change it up a bit and make it on my Silhouette instead of cutting it out by hand.  And since I...

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Gold Fern Easter Eggs

Gold Fern Easter Eggs

There's one week before Easter, and J has been asking about Easter eggs. Particularly the ones with candy inside. So, he's probably not interested in these gold fern easter eggs I made with my Silhouette, but I love them, especially sitting in my one and only black...

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DIY Flowers Roundup for Spring: Friday Finds

DIY Flowers Roundup for Spring: Friday Finds

It's still so cold here, but the little green shoots coming up in my front yard are telling me it's time for spring ALREADY.  Today's Friday Finds is a DIY Flowers roundup that features lovely beauties made from yarn, fabric, paper and flour. -------- No surprise,...

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Marbleized Polymer Clay Eggs

Marbleized Polymer Clay Eggs

There I was, shopping for fake Easter eggs to decorate because I didn't want to go through the trouble of blowing out real eggs and then experimenting with a design only to have it fail.  And it occurred to me, people make things out of polymer clay, why not eggs?  Is...

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DIY Red Envelopes for Chinese New Year

DIY Red Envelopes for Chinese New Year

Did you know January 31st is Chinese New Year?  2014 is the Year of the Horse, so yeehaw!  Sorry, I couldn't help myself. When we were little, we always received red envelopes from grandparents and other relatives with various amounts of cash in them.  When we were...

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Simple Chocolate Heart Valentine

Simple Chocolate Heart Valentine

I'm in the process of putting together some resolutions for this year, blogging and otherwise, and one word keeps popping to mind: Minify.  Simplify.  I feel like my life is soooo cluttered with stuff, with noise, with schedules and obligations, that I just want a...

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Paper and Fabric Wrapped Easter Eggs

Paper and Fabric Wrapped Easter Eggs

  In case you missed it, here is the tutorial for my Easter Eggs that was featured on It's Overflowing last week! I don't remember the last time I decorated Easter eggs, and the only way I've ever done it was through dyeing or using those little stickies that you...

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