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New Stampin' Up! Products Now Available I have a little update for you! On June 1st, we launched the new catalogue, but a few products hadn't arrived in our warehouse, but I'm thrilled to share that they are now here and in stock. If you were waiting on some of the embellishments or the brand new Planner, they're all now here ready for you.

10-Minute Easy Crafts Don't have time to craft? Think again! With Lia Griffith, you can craft confidently and quickly, with our round-up of 10-minute easy crafts. These DIY projects are unique and simple to make, showing you that you can create many different things in no time at all!

Garden Impressions and Shaded Spruce Demonstrator Pootles - Garden Impressions and Shaded Spruce. I didn't think I'd love Shaded Spruce as much as I do, but it's a brilliant crayon box green. That one that we don't seem to have had for a while. And I love it! It works perfectly with the Garden Impressions Suite and just sets off those adorable flowers perfectly.

Wasted Time… I cut my clipped corner square die in Moss Green and added panels cut in the contrasting darker green. I then simply added pieces I had left over from other projects all it needs is a sentiment.

How to Make Paper Mache: Recipe and Step-by-Step Guide Check out our simple, family-friendly paper mache recipe, and introduce the kids to a wonderful way to craft away the afternoon! Follow Charlie Mumford's step-by-step paper mache guide below, and watch the video to ensure your paper mache making goes without a hitch!

Summer Bucket List If you follow Elsie on Instagram then you have probably seen her using her summer bucket list in her stories to keep track of all the fun things she and Jeremy want to do with Nova this summer. If you haven't seen it, check out her story highlights. So many of you started your own summer bucket lists too!

DIY Wall Decor: Hanging Clay Stars Sometimes you need a little twinkle in your life. Upgrade your outside art with this hanging clay star DIY wall decor! This simple, straightforward craft instantly turns your patio or backyard into a creative space where you can dream and daze all summer.

A Color Story: New Hologram Effects +Pack! I'm so excited to share the new effects pack that I helped create for A Color Story over the past few months. The pack is called Hologram and it's available now in iOS and Android.

SVG Saturday AND Scan It Saturday Combo - Free SVG File And Tutorial Video A new free SVG file for you AND a user requested tutorial video too! This post was inspired by a Facebook comment in response to a question that I asked. I had asked about the types of things that you would like to learn in relation to the Scan N Cut.

Nature's Poem and Rooted in Nature in Blackberry Bliss Demonstrator Pootles - Nature's Poem and Rooted in Nature in Blackberry Bliss. Hands Up. Who else has missed Blackberry Bliss since it retired a few years ago? I was sad when it went, but moved onto other colours that replaced it, and it was only when I got it back that I realised that I'd actually missed it a lot more than I realised.

Trifold in Moss… Don't forget to join me at the Hochanda Create it show at Hanger 42 in Lutterworth where I will be demoing all day for The Art of Craft. Today's card is a simple one made using may Large Clipped corner card blank die scored to make a trifold card.

DIY Wedding: Make Your Own Pocket Favours No wedding is complete without wedding favours - but if you have a long guest-list, creating your own favours can seem a daunting task! Which is why we asked the lovely Sue Hardman to share some DIY wedding ideas, and show those of you who are crafting for your big day that batch-making stunning favours needn't be terrifying!

Toilet Paper Roll Unicorn for Preschoolers More Unicorn Crafts for Kids:. Your email address will not be published. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

FREE July 2018 Calendar Keep your crafty 2018 going strong this summer with our FREE printable July 2018 calendar. It features a gorgeous gold script font and an indigo watercolor wash. This calendar page is as much an homage to summer creativity as it is a schedule keeper.

Mandi's Board and Batten Study Makeover When we purchased our home last year, I knew the front room would be a perfect place to put a study. The little room was tucked away from the rest of the house and had a door to separate it from the hustle and bustle of family life. It was the perfect space to house our library with a cozy spot to get lost in a book.

Oh My! It's Almost July: 42 of the Best July Fourth Recipes to Try This Summer Here are 42 of the best July Fourth recipes to try this summer… 1. caribbean pineapple mango rum punch This is my most popular cocktail recipe ever. Can't go wrong for July Fourth with this one! summer corn salad from The Herb and Spoon. strawberry mojito popsicles.

My Flat in Progress, Summer 2017: Carpet! After a hectic few months of DIY projects, we pressed pause on my flat renovation in early May last year. My parents were busy house hunting, then getting ready for a cross-country move… and then they had their own DIY projects to worry about as they settled into their new place and got things fixed up and redecorated to suit them.

Things with Wings… A mix of techniques today with Media Plates, Stamping Heat Embossing die cutting shading you name it! I started by making a Media Plate background using my Large Media Plate and the Butterfly and Dragonfly stamp sets using Izink Pigment ink pads.

Make Your Own Garden Wind Chime: Step by Step Project + Video You could incorporate your own leftover beads, and follow Sarah's step-by-step tutorial video to create your very own wind chime to hang in the garden this summer! You will need an assortment of bells, buttons, beads and charms…anything to make your wind chime noisy and eye catching.

25 Newspaper Craft Ideas Seriously adorable and gorgeous Newspaper Swirl Frames! These make great gifts! Wonderful Newspaper Leaf Garland! Newspaper Shabby Chic Heart Garland. More Newspaper Bunting - 3D Heart Newspaper Bunting. Gorgeous Newspaper Flowers! Cute Newspaper Gift Bags - easy and quick.

Summer Activities for Kids Survival Kit Whether you have been looking forward to it or dreading it: summer vacation is here! Between organized summer activities for kids and play dates at the park, things can get a little chaotic running from place to place.

Hooded Unicorn Blanket: Crochet Your Own With Our Free Pattern + Tutorial Then you're going to love this! We asked the wonderfully talented Charlie Mumford to create a crochet unicorn blanket so soft and snuggly you'd never want to get out of it… and she has not disappointed!

30+ 4th July Activities for Preschoolers Want more inspiration for preschooler activities? Check out the links at the end of this post for more great ideas your kids will love. Patriotic kids blower from Natural Beach Living. Lego American flag craft from Crafts on Sea. American flag paper plate craft from Crafts on Sea.

Elsie's Closet Makeover! I am a huge fan of customizing closets to fit your needs. In the past, I used to buy so many organizing supplies to try to make my standard closets fit my needs, but now I realize that doing a simple DIY update is a much better solution in the long run.

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