Posted on April 1, 2017 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I have a lot of crafty goodness coming up this weekend on YouTube but I wanted to pop in really quick and share the Consumer Crafts is offering free shipping on ANY size order today only and today is the LAST DAY of the $5 6-pack Spectrum Noir marker sale!
Coming up tonight on YouTube I have a pretty selective glitter card Stamp School to share (it was delayed because I had no voice to record it Thursday) and tomorrow on YouTube I am going to share my EPIC craft room declutter/purge/tidy inspired by Marie Kondo’s book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up! I am so pleased with the way my room came out and I am so excited to share it with you tomorrow! I hope you have amazing Saturday and til next time (later on today) happy crafting!
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Posted on April 16, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Even though I have a “black thumb” I can’t resist picking up little packets of flower seeds each spring. I love the potential of the flowers than *might* grow as well as the lovely designs on the packets. I also think they make a nice embellishment or gift to include in an invitation or card!
In today’s video I will show you how to make these cute little cards that would be appropriate for Mother’s Day, Bridal Showers or spring party invitations. It’s quick and easy too!
This is a great project to use up supplies you already have but if you want the specific supplies I used you can find then from our sponsor Papermart!
6″ Paper Doilies
Dry Adhesive (ATG double sided tape)
Rubber stamps (Rubber Stamp Tapestry)
1. Make sleeve/bag from kraft paper.
2. Cover with doily.
3. Wrap with ribbon and twine.
4. Stamp a tag and tie to twine.
5. Insert seed packet and fabric flower.
I hope you are having lovely spring weather this weekend! Happy crafting!
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Posted on September 19, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy folks! I have been playing with the idea of making Pandora style paper beads. I had bought some metal bead cores (you can get a pack of 500 for less than $5 with free shipping on Ebay) and made some glass beads but when you get many of them on a bracelet it can get quite heavy. So why not paper? Here is a bracelet I made with the beads I made:
It was a joy to wear too, I love the sound the beads make with they move and the bracelet is so light! The beads don’t really take all that long to make either. I do the assembly line style: roll a bunch, glaze a bunch and glue in the bead cores. Here is a video to show you how:
See it was easy! I used ultra thick embossing enamel (UTEE) to glaze mine but you can use clear embossing powder as well, it might take an extra coat or two but that’s no big deal. I found a size 9 (5.5mm) knitting needle is perfect if you are using cardstock or thicker scrapbook paper but if you are using book pages or magazines go up to a size 10 (6mm) knitting needle. Also if you are using thinner paper you will need 3-4 strips rather than the 2 I used. If you can’t find bead cores you can use sewing or scrapbooking eyelets. Bead cores are cheaper overseas through the seller 8 Seasons ebay though. If you have any questions on this project or just want to let me know what you think you can leave a comment below. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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