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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Easy Sugar Skull Tutorial

This post was originally published on House Revivals in October of 2015. Here is an easy last minute Halloween Sugar Skull project! This sugar skull project is suitable for bigger kids or adults. Basically, if you can use scissors and fold paper, you can do this craft.

I made my sugar skulls into an All Souls Day bunting, but you can use your sugar skulls singly, as well.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How to Make a Stepped Card {With Template}

Here is another fun and easy "fancy" card idea, that will look like you spent more time on it than you actually did.

These "stepped cards are easy to make, with this template.

Using the dimensions shown, for a half sheet of card stock, score along the dashed lines. Then cut along the long score line, between the 6 1/4" score line (6), and the 1 1/4" score line (2), using a paper trimmer or X-Acto knife.

Crease the paper into "mountains and valleys", as shown, to create a series of steps.

Add decorative paper to the side of the card and to the steps, as desired.

You can ink your edges, if you like, or leave them clean -- it's up to you. Add a card stock mat to the last step -- make sure it won't be too tall to fit your envelope.

Add images, die-cuts, stamps, sentiments, and embellishments.

The most time-consuming part about making this card was fussy cutting the telephone!

All the other steps went pretty fast. In just a few minutes, you will have a lovely stepped card, ready to drop in the mail!

If you enjoyed this post, you might also like this post about upcycling old notecards.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

How to Make an Easel Card -- Easy!

I think we should all do something creative every day, but sometimes our schedules don't allow us to spend lots of time on projects. 

This is why I love making cards -- and the bonus? You get to send a friend a cheerful message!