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DIY Nautical Tote Bag for National Craft Month with Free Anchor Pattern (PDF)

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Hello everyone! Did you know that March is National Craft Month?  I’m very excited to share this DIY Nautical Tote Bag as part of the Jo-Ann Fabric And Craft Stores® National Craft Month campaign. I am one of the crafters selected to share our love for crafting and highlight the latest spring trends. Jo-Ann makes spring crafting easy during National Craft Month with a $5 off $25 or more purchase coupon and a spring crafting inspiration website. Since we’ve been having bright sunshine days here in Arizona, it was easy for me to take on the Nautical trend. I always try to include… Read More »

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[Download] Tsukineko and Fresh Ink Color Charts

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Hello everyone! Popping in to share a couple more ink charts following the Memento Ink Color Chart (Including a generic blank chart). Thanks JJ and Jingle for introducing me to these beautiful inks! I am still in the process of collecting all the colors. Makes you wanna get inky just by looking at them, right? ;) (Click on the photos to view them on Flickr.) First one up, Fresh Inks. Available at Impress Rubber Stamps. These are pigment inks with good coverage when the pads are juicy. As you can see in the photo, a couple of my pads were dry when they first arrived.… Read More »

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TCS#6 – Too Cute To Spook Free Patterns (PDF & .studio)

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Hello Crafters! Welcome to another Cameo Spotlight Challenge! The theme is Halloween! There is a change of what can be entered for the challenge from now on: you can make cards, tags, scrapbook pages, home decor, gift boxes/bags and ornaments for The Cameo Spotlight challenges now! Wheels turning? ;) And this week, the winner will receive some awesome prize from Gelatins! I looked in the Silhouette store but could not find a ghost that I like so I drew my own little cuties. Look cute alone on a paper bag too! Here is a little preview of the free patterns. I… Read More »

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Mother’s Day Gift + Tote Bag Template

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Morning Crafters! Only one day left for getting a gift for The Woman in our lives! How about a gift card with a hand-made tote bag card holder? :)  I was inspired by this photo  to use a tote bag for mother’s gifts! Every mom needs a roomy and beautiful tote, right? :) Let’s get started! Download the Tote Bag Template Print the template at 100% scale on paper or cardstock to use as a template.  Decorate! I added some self-adhesive pearls for the bag feet :) Finished Size: 4″x2.5″x2″. This is my first design team project for GCD Studios. Head… Read More »

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Free Valentine Gift Card Holder (Heart Top Box) Templates (PDF & .studio)

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Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away, let’s make some lovely holders with hearts on top, shall we? :) Tie some pretty ribbon around your cards and they will still fit ok. :) And this time, I tried something new:) I made a true print-cut-fold-and-done template! Show in the photo below: Fully printed in the front and real washi decorated in the back :) I actually like the printed one better myself:) For flexibility, I threw in a blank printable template as well :) Here is a little preview of the patterned template: I used pastel colors because it helps… Read More »