Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Quick and easy autumn leaf greeting card

autumn leaves greeting card

I made this card for my friend Kari's birthday - I like to save the open pieces of paper I die-cut shapes out of and cut around the negative space to make frames and masks. I'm also on a 6" square card kick lately - I got a deal on some square envelopes and I love being able to slice a 12" sheet of cardstock in half for two cards, easy peasy.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Book review - Craft Fail by Heather Mann

craft fail book heather mann
It has happened to all of us...we try to make that thing we saw on somebody's blog, that cool idea we found online...and we fail. Big time.

Heather Mann, founder of Dollar Store Crafts, has been helping crafters celebrate their craft fails for a few years now.

Some of the epic fails from her popular website are now available in a wonderfully hilarious book:  Craft Fail - When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sullivan's Parachute Cord blog hop

parachute cord necklace lisa fulmer

This week the Designer Crafts Connection is working with a brand new type of parachute cord from Sullivan's USA.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Basic beading - necklace and earrings

beaded necklace earrings DIY

This past weekend I taught a beginner's beading class about a few basic tools and techniques and how to go about choosing beads that look nice together.