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Three Pins of the Week for you today, all about the holiday coming up next Thursday…Valentine’s Day!
These are great for kids and would be fun projects to do some night after dinner or over the weekend. Check ‘em out:
I think the frame with the heart photo is just adorable! Let your kiddo color all over a piece of cardstock and add a photo, a sentiment, and you’re set! An easy, handmade Valentine that anyone would love.
Are you making handmade Valentines or Valentine’s Day gifts this year?
Tags: Archiver's, Kid Crafts, Pin of the Week, Pinterest, Valentine Ideas
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but don’t worry. There’s still plenty of time to make wonderful, handmade Valentines for the people you love.
Need some inspiration? Check out the Pin of the Week…well maybe I should call it the Board of the Week:
With over 100 ideas, you’ll be sure to find something to inspire your Valentines! There are mini cards, treat ideas, boxes, bags, gift card holders, and more!
Tags: Archiver's, card ideas, Pin of the Week, Pinterest, Valentine Ideas, Valentine's Day
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? When I was a kid, we (my younger sister and I) used to put up paper hearts that we cut from construction paper and doilies. I’m pretty sure my mom still has a couple of them in a folder somewhere. I just loved decorating around my house with things I had made. It didn’t matter what it was for, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, a Tuesday, I remember feeling so proud of the decorations I had made.
This leads me to the Pin of the Week:
I’ve made paper hearts galore, but I never thought to make a wreath with them! It’s brilliant! Plus, this would be a great project do with kids. They could help you make the hearts and glue them all together. It would be a great way to use all of your extra strips of cardstock or patterned paper and you’ll probably have a blast making Valentine decorations together.
What Valentine crafts are you making this year? Cards? Home decor? Scrapbook pages?
Tags: Archiver's, Kids Craft, Pin of the Week, Pinterest, Valentine's Day Craft
Have you ever played around with alcohol inks? I had the chance to play around with them a bunch when I was working at the Maple Grove Archiver’s and I have to tell you, they are addicting! Once I got started, I wanted to try all sorts of different ideas and techniques (some of which ended up as a big brown blob on my paper). They’re a lot of fun and the colors are SO bright!
The Pin(s) of the Week this week are two cool ways to use alcohol inks. Check it out:
For even more amazing alcohol ink inspiration, be sure to check out A Compendium of Curiosities and A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II, both by Tim Holtz. These books are full of creative ideas that will help you think outside the box.
How have you used alcohol inks?
Tags: Alcohol Inks, Archiver's, Craft Ideas, Pin of the Week, Pinterest
I love the home decor ideas on Pinterest. I think if I was ever to use all of the ideas I’ve seen and pinned, I’d need a house with at least 100 rooms. There are so many creative ideas out there that I want to try!
My Pin of the Week is a fun home decor idea that could be used in just about any room in a house:
How cool is that! I love the bold colors and the brightness the white centers bring. You could totally mix and match solids and patterns. You could use different shades of one color or create an ombre look. I think double-sided patterned papers would be really sweet too.
Have you used any home decor ideas you’ve seen on Pinterest?
Tags: Archiver's, Home Decor Ideas, Paper Folding, Pin of the Week, Pinterest
Have you had a chance to check out the Silhouette Cameo yet?
This amazing machine is most definitely at the top of my Christmas list and it’s the Pick of the Week on the Annex.
I had the chance to use a friend’s machine and I had so much fun coming up with fun ways to use it for some layouts…and it also made me want to just sit and play and figure out all of the other fun things I could use the machine for…cards, even more layouts, home decor projects. The list could go on and on and on.
Here’s a layout I made…super simple, but it adds so much to the page:
I had some extra cardstock from another layout, so I thought why not? I just measured how tall my photos were and figured out where I wanted the words and arrows to be. The software for the Cameo is pretty easy to use, especially if you take some time to just try things out.
What’s on your wish list this year?
Tags: Archiver's, Archiver's Annex, Christmas List, Diecutting Machine, Gift Idea, Pick of the Week, Silhouette Cameo
My Pins of the Week for this week are some cute Christmas trees that would be great crafts for the whole fam, especially if some boredom kicks in over Christmas Vacation:
These trees are great if you’ve been working hard on your Christmas cards and have leftover strips of papers lying around.
What Christmas crafts are you making this year?
Tags: Archiver's, Christmas Crafts, Christmas Tree Crafts, Patterned Papers, Pin of the Week, Pinterest
Happy Tuesday everyone!
A short and sweet post for you today with a brand new board on Pinterest:
Keep Calm and ______ is everywhere! It’s so much fun to see all of the different ideas people have. One of my favorites (and one that will hopefully end up in my kitchen some day) is Keep Calm and Drink Wine. Another fun one is Keep Calm and Scrap On, which would be great in my scrap room.
Check out this awesome Keep Calm a good friend of mine made for me with her Cameo. It lives on my bulletin board here in my office and is a great reminder to be crafty:
How do you keep calm?
Tags: Archiver's, Keep Calm, Pin of the Week, Pinspiration, Pinterest, Silhouette Cameo
Tape comes in all sorts of colors and patterns and I’m pretty sure I love all of it.
It all started with the a pack of tapes from 7gypsies. I saw it when I was working at the Maple Grove Archiver’s, but I wasn’t really sure what to do with it. I bought it anyway because the colors and patterns were so cool (it was the pack with the orange, teal, and cream tapes) and I’m a sucker for cool products.
Then the Tissue Tapes from Tim Holtz was brought to my attention…and of course I had to have those as well.
So now about 30 rolls of tape later…I have to remind myself that not every layout needs a piece of tape. This leads into my Pins of the Week. Fun ways to use tape that AREN’T on a layout!
I love candles and usually have a few around my apartment. Especially around Christmastime. These tea lights would be adorable with some red or green tapes. You could jazz up any candles with some fun washi tape for just about any theme. Weddings, birthdays, a Tuesday night, Christmas, Halloween, you name it. Same goes for the cute banner flags. If you’re having birthday cupcakes and the theme of the party is pink princesses, grab some pink tape and you’re set!
What fun ways have you used tape on your projects?
Tags: Archiver's, creative ideas, Pin of the Week, Pinspiration, Pinterest, Tape, Washi Tape
My dad is trying to figure out when to cook the turkeys. Culynn is trying to figure out when to make rolls. I need to make the gravy once the turkeys are done. I’m sure my mom is trying to decide what table cloth to put on what table. We’re trying to figure out who is going to sit where and how many tables we’re going to need for everyone…
It’s time for Thanksgiving!
A short and sweet Pin of the Week for you today. It’s an adorable idea for your Thanksgiving table:
This has got to be one of the cutest place card ideas I’ve seen for Thanksgiving (or fall for that matter). And super easy too! Cardstock, string, names on tags. Love it.
I probably won’t show this idea to my mom until AFTER Thanksgiving because I know she’ll have me making 20-some of these for Thursday…and I’d rather focus on making gravy and eating a lot of stuffing. Maybe next year.
Are you doing any fun paper decorations for Thanksgiving? Post a picture (or two or three) on Archiver’s Facebook wall!
Tags: Archiver's, Paper Crafting, Pin of the Week, Pinterest, Thanksgiving Ideas, The Twinery