Monthly Archives: February 2015

Let’s Make Ribbon Flowers to Use on Crafts!

another great and quick scrapbook page with Lindsay the frugal crafter! 🙂

The Frugal Crafter Blog

Hi friends! Today I am going to share a fun way to make ribbon flowers that can be glued onto barrettes, pin-backs or used to embellish your cards or scrapbook pages:

DCF 1.0

You will need ribbon (I am using beautiful solid and patterned ribbon from Offray, see other ideas with this ribbon here), a needle and thread, scissors and a button. Follow along with the video and have fun!

For a removable card embellishment glue or sew the flower to an alligator style clip barrette so it can be worn in the recipient’s hair! Here is a closer look at the card we made:

DCF 1.0

Ribbon flower how to:

  1. Cut a 4″ piece of ribbon for each petal you wish to have.
  2. Thread a sewing needle with thread to match your ribbon.
  3. Make a right angle fold in the middle of the ribbon by folding the right side down, then…

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Spring Crafting – Upcycling – Craft Ideas for Cigar Box

very pretty and easy! 🙂 tfs

Niki Meiners - Live a life handmade

What once was a boring cigar box has now become a fun spring colored girls jewelry box.  Making inserts was a tiny bit tricky as there was some math involved.  Math is not my best subject.


Foam board, white and teal Cardstock, Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Jacquard Lumiere Paint.  Wood Balls, Vintage ribbon and buckle, Spellbinders Nestabilities – Label 4, Font from, October Afternoon paper and Samantha Walker Stickers.


Paint cigar box and balls with Lumiere and let dry.  Reapply if needed and let dry.  Adhere balls on four corners as shown.  Adhere ribbon around box.  Make inserts and cover with cardstock.  Print saying from and die cut.

If you are joining us for the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop. This month’s theme is Easter Crafts. Just click my button is on the right to hop along and see all the other Easter treats! Julie…

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Craft Supplies… !!Not!! my PRECIOUS.

Genevieves Creative Haven


Morning Crafters and new friends.

Before I start my post I would like to thank all of you who chose to follow my blog yesterday. I can honestly say I was blown away by the response to my simple Art journal page, and how many of us there are that are like minded.

I hope we all become firm friends and share our work and the joy we get from creating.

Let’s get to it 😉

The first thing I did was go on a hunt for just the right reference picture of the Gollum. I found line art but a lot of it was not what I was after. I wanted something that jumped out the page and caught my attention and I found it in a poster for the Hobbit.

I printed out two versions.

One A4 in black and white.

Page Sizes           U.S.        Int’l        inches (in)           millimeters…

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My First Art Journal Page

Genevieves Creative Haven

Hi Crafters, Artist, and general Creative Folks.

For those of you who read my blog, you’ll know that I follow a blogger and you-tuber by the name of Lindsay Weirich, aka The Frugal Crafter.

I think she’s a phenomenal artist and person and she teaches and shares her knowledge so freely that you can’t help but be inspired by her. She’s the reason this first page was made the way it was, and here’s the story.

After doing my Dryad drawing in my cheepy kids color pencils, and being happy with how it turned out, I decided I wanted some artist quality color pencils, and I found a set of 24 Artists Derwent pencils at the Centurion Lifestyle center PNA.

I cringed at the R340 plus, but made big puppy dog eyes at my hubby till he relented with a long suffering sigh (Love puppy dog eyes and the effect they…

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Rubber Stamp Giveaway & Cardmaking Tutorial!

The Frugal Crafter Blog

Hi Friends! Today I will show you how to make a lovely thank you card using the new Year of the Ram stamps from Art Neko. I will share a few techniques including watercoloring, embossing and tips on using new unmounted stamps. So, grab a cuppa and spend 15 minutes in the craft room with me while we make a card!

All you have to do for a chance to win the stamps I used is leave a comment on this blog post. This giveaway is open to everyone in the world!


  • Ram and Heartfelt Thanks stamp from Art Neko
  • Embossing folder
  • Patterned paper (So Sophie/My Minds Eye)
  • Die (Darice)
  • Cardstock (110# Recollections from Micheals)
  • Floral gems
  • Watercolors and brush
  • Hot pressed Watercolor Paper (Fabriano Studio #90)
  • Waterproof black ink (Ranger Archival)
  • Alcohol Markers
  • Adhesive

Follow along with the video for full instructions! Many of you have told…

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Pretty Kraft Paper Envies!

The Frugal Crafter Blog

Hi friends! I love me some kraft paper. That natural brown paper is so trendy right now and a huge roll of it won’t set you back too much if you get it from our sponsor Papermart. Today I will show you how to make pretty envelopes using this humble staple. If brown is not your thing it is available in white as well. Something for everyone! Watch the video to see how to make the pretty, spring inspired envelopes!

For this project you will need:

  • Kraft paper *also available in white!
  • Stamps and ink
  • Colored pencils
  • Adhesive
  • Envelope template (or an old envelope to trace)
  • Scissors

Directions: Cut off a piece of kraft paper large enough to make your envelope. Use an envelope template, or simply trace any envelope you have, to make an envelope. Fold and adhere the bottom flaps as shown. Flip over the envelope and stamp…

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Ask a Crafter S3:E20

The Frugal Crafter Blog

Hi friends! I hope you are having a good week so far and if you are in my neck of the woods I hope you are coping well with the snow. Many of my neighbors have snowbanks nearly up to their roofs and when Monday’s snow finally lets loose off my metal roof my house is going to look like an igloo. I hear that igloos are really well insulated so maybe it will be a good thing, and extra layer of R-value to my home during this very cold winter would be nice! We are supposed to get another 6″-8″ of snow tonight which sounds like a “dusting” compared to the storms of the last week and a half. Luckily hubby fixed the snow blower today so we should be all set. I’m not sure how I will cope with another snow-day if school is cancelled tomorrow, we are all feeling…

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