Father’s Day Ideas

Father’s Day Ideas Looking for a way to brighten dad’s face on Father’s Day? How about using some of your scrapbooking supplies to create a meaning keepsake for dad. Here are a few Father’s Day ideas to get you started: Alter a picture frame. Take a candid shot of the important kids in dad’s life and place it in a picture frame that you have altered. You could use patterned paper that match dad’s or the kid’s interests. You could even have one of the kids write a message such as “We Love You” as part of the picture frame … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Fridge Magnet Picture Frame

Moms love pictures of their kids, so give Mom one (or more than one) that she can look at all the time. She’ll love them even more when they are in special frames that you made just for her! Items Needed: Craft sticks (tongue depressor size is best but ice cream stick size will work) Glue Cardboard Scissors Stapler Construction paper Round magnets or magnetic strips Paint Decorations (bows, flowers, beads, glitter, etc.) Photo *You might want to make copies of photos and use the copies for this project. This is a good idea if Mom has a favorite picture … Continue reading

Product Review: Michael Miller Fabric Paper

Looking for a new and different product to use on your layouts or other paper crafts? Michael Miller Fabric Paper maybe just what you are looking for. Michael Miller has been producing beautiful fabric for over five years and has now made their fabric useable for scrapbooking. They have treated the fabric so that it can be used just like paper. You can cut, punch, and tear this fabric, just like paper. I love the soft feeling of this fabric paper. The fabric paper is sold in single sheets for $2.39 each. You can also buy paper packs with a … Continue reading

Picture Frame Crafts

Making picture frames is the quintessential craft for a good reason. Frames are fun to make, inexpensive, practical and make great gifts. You can revamp an ugly frame you already have, or buy a plain wood, cardboard or paper mache frame inexpensively at the craft store. Here are a few of my favorite techniques for decorating frames. 1. Paint and Pen Paint the picture frame with black acrylic paint or another dark color, like dark blue or dark purple. Let it dry completely. Now draw on designs or words with gel pens or metallic Sharpies. This craft is especially good … Continue reading

Altered Audrey Picture Frame

It is a fun idea to put some of your scrapbook supplies to work and create some home décor. I just altered a picture frame with some scrapbook supplies that my daughter can use to decorate her room. The supplies that were used are: patterned paper from Polar Bear Press; petals, chipboard letters, brads and paint from Making Memories; and a picture frame that I found at a dollar store. I recommend buying a frame that has a flat surface with straight sides. Here are the steps for putting the altered picture frame together. 1. Turn the picture frame with … Continue reading