Category Archives: Ideas

5 Charming Card DIYs

All this week, we have been talking about the best ways to store and organize all of your cards. This includes your handmade cards, greeting card, and even your card making supplies. For instances, if you are someone who likes to save the cards you receive, our Card Saver Binder can store up to 30 greeting cards. On the other hand, if you like making cards in batches (so you can send them throughout the year) our Denise Buddy Bag can hold up to 60 handmade cards.

Regardless of your card making skills, I think we all love to look at handmade cards because of there beauty, charm, and detail. So, to give you some inspiration for the next time you are making cards, I gathered up 5 handmade cards that are sure to make you smile!

1. No Prob Llama

Llamas seem to be the animal trend of 2018 and I absolutely love it! This adorable card made by Mitsyana from the blog Up On Tippy Toes is one that you would never want to put away. Besides the llama being super cute, I also like the style of this card, since it not like a traditional fold-over card.

2. 10 Handmade Cards that Inspire

You read that title right, 10 Handmade Cards that Inspire! Erin from the blog Scraps of Reflections shows you how to make 10 unique but super simple handmade cards on her YouTube channel. My favorite card that she made was this ”Hello” card because of the camera scrapbooking paper and its color.

3. Blue Skies Card using Xyron & Lawn Fawn Stamps

This Blue Skies Card by Karen of The Stampin Palace is the perfect card to send if you wanted to brighten someone’s day! What I personally loved most about this card, was the mixture of textures. For example, on the card, you have scrapbooking paper, burlap, 3D elements, and even crocheted ribbon!

4. Make Your Own Stamped Wreath – Card Process Video (Hampton Art)

If you have ever wanted to try something new with your floral stamps, like stamping in a wreath pattern, then you will love this card tutorial! This Thank You, Wreath Card, by Christine of the blog Scrapping with Christine, looks complicated but is actually really simple. Christine shows you step by step how to create this beautiful card on her YouTube channel in under 10 minutes!

The reason why I liked this card was because of the colors and the bohemian vibe.

5. Birthday Card with Authentique

If vintage cards are more your style then Pam from the blog Scrapbook Flair is your type of card maker! This gorgeous tri-fold birthday card has that vintage feel but includes great pops of color. Personally, I liked this card because of the vintage images and the combination of scrapbooking papers!

Remember that all this week are talking about ways to organize your cards! So, make sure you check out the current sale that is happening this week and to check back for more card themed posts, here on the blog.

What was your favorite card featured in this post?

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy Crafting!

5 Creative DIY Projects Using Baker’s Twine

All this week, we are talking about better ways to organize all of those colorful spools of baker’s twine. However, if you are like me, organizing your baker’s twine (by color) is only half the fun. The other half is all about using that baker’s twine in an amazing craft project! So, if you already… Continue Reading

8 Places to use your Rotating Design Board

There are so many great ways to use the Rotating Design Board – and there are so many PLACES you can use it too! At the table. In your favorite recliner. Coloring in bed. In the Garage The Rotating Design Board is designed to be used everywhere.  The construction is solid, providing the perfect resistance… Continue Reading

“Rotating Design Board – Where have you been all my life?” Jen Evans

Many of you know Jen Evans @CreateOften.  She’s done several posts on her blog about our product line.  She sent me a link this morning to her most recent post and a cool little video about the Rotating Design Board. Visit Jen’s blog to see more pics and read her full post. Shop for your… Continue Reading

11 ways to use your Rotating Design Board

You can use your Rotating Design Board for so many different projects! Here are just a few ideas. Adult Coloring Dot to Dot Stamping and Card Making Spray Painting – easy! Decoupage Projects Floral Arranging, Cake Decorating Color by Number TH Distress Crayons Coloring Projects Zentangle Small Painting Projects Ditto Bag Holder These are just… Continue Reading

Tip 4 from GOC #3 – Write a mental note

It might sound ridiculous, but writing a mental note really works! Your brain works on patterns.  The more you can reinforce those patterns, the more successful your brain will be at retrieving the information you need. When you’re sorting and organizing your supplies, write mental notes about where you put things.  This a very simple… Continue Reading

Tip 2 from GOC #3 – Keep it simple, easy gets done.

When you’re organizing your supplies, your goal should be to keep things together you use together.  Think about your silverware drawer. Everything you need to set the table is in one place. Easy. When you need to put things away, you know exactly where they go. Easy. Make it easy on yourself to find your supplies AND… Continue Reading

Rock Star – Big Benefits

Rock Star – Big Benefits

Yesterday was the first day of the 2014 Resolve to Get Organized Challenge.  (If you’re unfamiliar with the challenge, you can click the link above and get the details on our website.)  The first session of the GOC is always about setting yourself up for success and identifying what the Big Benefits will be.  I… Continue Reading

Think Simply – Organize Well

Think Simply – Organize Well

Teaching classes, answering emails, responding to online posts – in each of these arenas I regularly find that we try to “over think” the issue of organization.For me organization can be boiled down into one simple concept – finding what I need, when I need it.There are a few things that can put a “hitch… Continue Reading

Purge Patrol – Love it more when you have less!

If the very idea of eliminating something that is still useful induces nausea or gives you hives, rest assured you’re not alone.  There are many reasons we have trouble getting rid of “stuff”: We’ve attached to that stuff/thing “emotionally”. We don’t want to be wasteful –  financially, ecologically, or just generally. We have a huge… Continue Reading

More about The Expedit System

 Several questions popped up after my post yesterday.   Yes, you can store your ScrapRack Spinders in the Expedit, they can be stored standing up or laying flat.  I have a couple of Spinders with extra pages on them that are in one of the cubes. The Dividers are a little too large and will curl… Continue Reading

Towel Toss Challenge

Last week my son went into the hall closet and grabbed a towel to take to school.  It wasn’t just any towel he was in search of, it was a “Finding Nemo” beach towel that has been in our family for, ohhhh, probably 10 years.  This particular towel is a favorite towel not because of… Continue Reading

Purge Patrol – Love it more when you have less!

 If the very idea of eliminating something that is still useful induces nausea or gives you hives, rest assured you’re not alone.  There are many reasons we have trouble getting rid of “stuff”: 1.       We’ve attached to that stuff/thing “emotionally”. 2.       We don’t want to be wasteful –  financially, ecologically, or just generally . 3.      … Continue Reading

Back to Basics – Why you need a 4 Section System

  What better place to start than at the beginning.  The key to being organized is having a system that is easy to use, easy to remember and easy to stick with.  Think about your system  as a foundation – it’s the thing that gives stability, ensures longevity, and provides security.  Many of us have… Continue Reading

Tiny Tasks, Big Results – Day 13, Christmas Card Organization

Organizing Christmas Cards from years past – and this year too.What to do with Christmas Cards at the end of the season, hmmm….it’s always an emotional decision.  We hate to throw them away, but what can be done with them? Here’s a fast, simple idea:Tie them in bundles with beautiful ribbons and pack them away with… Continue Reading

Tiny Tasks, Big Results – Day 12, Holiday Decoration Swap

Do the Decoration Swap   Empty your Christmas storage totes onto the kitchen or dining room table.  Using the now empty totes, go through the areas of your home you plan to decorate – clear coffee tables, mantles and shelves of your everyday decorative items. Put these everyday items into the Christmas totes. Since these totes already have a home… Continue Reading

YIKES! I’ve become a Collector

Bags, Bags everywhere, which one will I use?   Probably the same one I have right now because I can’t find the one I need. 🙁A confession:  – “I don’t always practice what I preach.”For those of you who have taken my classes, participated in webinars or just follow along with posts on FB/Twitter you… Continue Reading

If you’re well organized you’ll be able to craft on the fly. Keeping things organized makes it easy to create items on the fly!  Don’t miss out on an opportunity to craft because “it just takes too long to find your stuff.”  Get Organized and you’ll be able to create quickly and easily.  Join us… Continue Reading

Digital Idea Organization

There are so many great ideas that we find on the internet, in emails, posted on Facebook or pinned to Pinterest.  Keeping track of all of them can be overwhelming to say the least. Yesterday I hosted a “how to” webinar on getting all of these ideas organized into one easy to use digital notebook… Continue Reading