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Welcome to The Artful Crafter’s Craft Plans and Patterns. Most are free! A lot are professionally designed. Some are submitted by our readers. Some are my own.

And some are provided by craft vendors and computer printer manufacturers. Of course they hope you will purchase the necessary supplies from them; but it’s not required. Pretty nice of them, don’t you think?

Feel free to submit a craft plan or pattern of your own if you would like to share with your fellow crafters. Just Contact Us to send them in.

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Thanks to our generous fellow crafters and craft supply vendors for making all this possible. If you like our vendors’ project ideas please let them know … and let them know where you saw them.

Table of Contents

Beading

Acrylic Beaded Ornaments For Kids

Acrylic Bead Ornament – Variation One
Acrylic Bead Ornament – Variation Two
Acrylic Bead Ornament – Variation Three
Colorful kids Christmas crafts.

Autumn Leaves Beaded Napkin Rings
Colorful napkin rings in fall colors.

Bead Boards
An indispensable beading tool.

Bead Your Own Sandals
How to dress up old or plain sandals with bead work.

Beaded Bookmarks
Easy ways to dress up a bookmark.

Beaded Cardstock Ornaments
Colorful, easy-to-make by kids Christmas ornaments.

Beaded Ceiling Fan Charms
Simple but elegant beaded pulls for ceiling fans or lights.

Beaded Christmas Ornament
An elegant addition to your tree.

Beaded Christmas Tree
Create a family heirloom with this beautiful beaded tree.

Beaded Christmas Tree Decorations
Add the finishing touches to your tree.

Beading Down the House
Use beads to dress up your home.

Beading for Kids
Beading is a great way to get kids involved with crafting.

Beaded Fringe
Adding beaded fringe to clothing.

Beaded Fringe Christmas Angel
A beautiful Christmas decoration.

Beaded Hanging Bud Vase
How to make a pretty beaded bud vase for summer decorating.

Beaded Icicle Christmas Ornament
Easy to make colorful Christmas ornament.

Beaded Key Rings or Cell Phone Charms
How to make these simple beaded accessories.

Beading Parties
A fun idea for kids and adults alike.

Beading Party Tips
How to make your beading party a success.

Cinnabar Chinese Lantern Earrings and Bracelet
How to design and assemble a colorful oriental looking Cinnabar Chinese Lantern Earrings and Bracelet.

Crafty Ways to Complete Your Pandora Charm Bracelet
Affordable ways to complete your charm bracelet.

Eggs in Nest Beaded Charm Bracelet and Earrings
Pictorial tutorial on how to make matching ‘eggs in nest’ design beaded charm bracelet and earrings.

Embellished Christmas Wreath
How to make a silvery pearl-embellished Christmas wreath

Etched Heart Champagne Flute with Beaded Charms
An elegant romantic gift or party favor.

Fall Fantasy Beaded Necklace & Earrings Set
How to bead a matching necklace and earring set.

Faux Pearl Bracelets
Pearls are the Perfect accessory – How to Make 3 classic bracelets in 30 minutes.

Getting Organized for Beading
Once you organize your beading supplies, you will find it easier to bead.

Heart Beaded Décor Candle
These beaded candles are easy to make and appropriate for many occasions.

How to Avoid Lead Components for Children’s Beading Parties
How to shop to avoid lead components for children’s beading parties.

Memory Wire Beaded Bracelets
Easy, fun to make beaded bracelets.

Multi-Stand Necklaces
Fastening ends of multi-strand necklaces.

Organizing Beading Supplies
Be able to find what you need when you need it.

Recycle an Old Belt into a Necklace
How to remake an old accessory into something new and fresh.

Three Beaded Bracelet Designs
Three original beaded bracelet designs and how-to-make tutorials.

Valentines Heart Beaded Key Ring or Cell Phone Bob
A great Valentines gift.

Boxes

Altered Altoid Tins
Recycle old tins into gift boxes.

Applique Treasure Chest
A small box for little treasures.

Recycle Cool Product Boxes
Recycle cool product boxes to organize and beautify using decoupage techniques.

Note Card Box
How to make a decorative box to match your note cards.

Decorated Ribbon Box
A fancy way to store your ribbons.

Mosaic Eggshells Decorative Box
How to make a colorful decorative box using old eggshells.

Recycled Coffee Cans
Save and decorate old coffee cans.

Recycled Soap Box Mini-Gift Bag
How to make and customize colorful mini-gift bags using old Dove soap boxes.

Secret Box Book
How to make a secret hide away.

Candles

Potpourri Tart Recipe
How to make scented wax disks to melt as a potpourri.

Zero Cost Candle
How to make decorative candles that cost nothing.

Clay & Glazes

Baby Footprint Pendant
How to make a one of a kind clay pendant.

Clay Pendants
How to copy professional made clay pendants.

Clay Tile Pattern
Make and frame your own hand made tiles using Sculpey Polymer Clay.

Painted Tile Pattern
Easy to make and attractive hand painted framed tile wall hanging.

Polymer Clay Millefiore Beads
Improvising your polymer clay recipe to make millefiore beads.

Paper Clay Roses
How to make and decorate these beautiful roses.

Polymer Clay Peace Pendant
A colorful one of a kind pendant.

Polymer Clay Tribal Necklace
Using molds to make clay necklace and earrings.

Sculpey Clay Dot Flowerpot
A cute little decorative item.

Snow People Sculpture
A simple sculpture using homemade clays.

Crochet

Crochet Star
Finding or creating crochet patterns.

Crocheted Flowers and Leaves
Free crochet patterns.

Granny Square
How to crochet a basic pattern.

How to Crochet a Flowered Scarf
A beginners crochet project

Decoupage

Decoupage Patterns
Ideas and tips for creating a decoupage wall hanging.

Decoupage on MDF vs. Wood
The advantages and disadvantages of using MDF rather than wood for decoupage.

Gift Bags

Paper Mini-Gift Bag Pattern
A simple to make mini gift bag for small treasures.

Starry Gift Bag
A shimmering, starry gift bag, excellent for Holiday gift giving.

Vanilla Gift Bag Pattern
A simple gift bag pattern for small objects.

Jewelry

Basic Wire Wrapping Tips
Basic wire wrapping and wire sculpting tips. Getting started in jewelry making.

Beading for Fun & Profit: Birthday Beading Parties
Either for business or pleasure, create a birthday party activity the kids will love.

Beachy Souvenir Copper Coin Earrings
How to make summery copper coin earrings – Put old souvenirs to good use.

Button Bracelets
How to design and make button bracelets.

Cameo Jewelry
How to make cameos.

Chipboard Heart Bracelet and Earrings
Tutorial on how to make chipboard heart shaped bracelet and earrings – fun jewelry for all occasions.

Cinnabar Chinese Lantern Earrings and Bracelet
How to design and assemble a colorful oriental looking Cinnabar Chinese Lantern Earrings and Bracelet.

“Costume” Earrings
How to make earring to match your wardrobe.

Craft Foam Jewelry
Easy to make, colorful jewelry.

Designing Teenage Jewelry – A Profitable Craft Niche Market
Tips on including teenage designs in your craft jewelry business.

Downton Abbey Inspired Jewelry
How to put together elegant jewelry inspired by the Downton Abbey TV series.

Easy Earrings
Quick, easy to make earrings.

Eggs in Nest Beaded Charm Bracelet and Earrings
Pictorial tutorial on how to make matching ‘eggs in nest’ design beaded charm bracelet and earrings.

Eyeglass Lens Pin
Turn old eyeglasses into pretty pins.

Faceted Gem Stone Pendant Pattern
A free pattern for a attractive gem stone pendant necklace.

Faux Pearl Bracelets
Pearls are the Perfect accessory – How to Make 3 classic bracelets in 30 minutes.

Fiber Bracelet
How to make colorful bracelets.

Fiber Necklaces and Bracelets
How to finish off these pieces of jewelry.

Folies Earrings Directions
How to make original earrings using your computer.

Frame Earring Holder
A way to display your earrings while keeping them available.

Heart Shaped Jewelry Holder Pattern
Directions for a no-sewing, padded jewelry holder.

Hidden Treasure
Salvage old parts to create new hidden treasures.

Jewelry Makeover – Making Different Pieces into a Matching Set
How to take different pieces of jewelry and make them into a matching set.

Makeover a Scratchy Necklace
How to rebuild a necklace so it no longer scratches the skin.

Memory Wire Beaded Bracelets
Easy, fun to make beaded bracelets.

Milagro Bracelets
Use charms to make “miracle” bracelets.

Mini-Mannequin Jewelry Holder
A one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift.

Mirrored Wall Cabinet Jewelry Holder
A decorative wall hanging that doubles as a jewelry holder.

Mother of Pearl Necklace and Earring Set
How to make a mother of pearl necklace and earring set with your own collected sea shells.

Precious Metal Clay Jewelry
Make your own fine jewelry.

Quilled Earrings
A new and practical quilled paper project.

Recycle an Old Belt into a Necklace
How to remake an old accessory into something new and fresh.

Setting Cameos
The best ways of securing cameos to your jewelry settings.

Special Needs Jewelry
Customize your jewelry to your customers needs.

Tammy Powley Earrings
Extra touches in a designer earring kit.

Three Beaded Bracelet Designs
Three original beaded bracelet designs and how-to-make tutorials.

Two Generations of Hope Bracelet
This chain maille bracelet, started by my mother over 50 years ago, represents two generations of hope.

Vintage Pearl Button Charm Bracelet
Using bails to attach pearls to a charm bracelet.

Wire Sculpture Elegance
How to create simple, but elegant, wire sculpture designs.

Wire Sculpture Birthstone Variations
Learn how easy it is to design and construct wire sculpture jewelry.

Eileen’s Wire Sculpture Gallery
Photos of my favorite wire sculpture pieces.

Wire Sculpted “Vintage” Jewelry
Old and new come together. Old stones in new settings.

Wire Sculpture Tips
Tips to help you get started in wire sculpture.

Misc Patterns

Arts and Crafts Using Everyday Items
There’s no need to buy specialized items to craft.

Bag Drying Rack
Recycle your old plastic bags with Shaaron’s Bag Drying Rack.

Birch Bark Lampshades
How to make a fire resistant paper birch bark lamp shade – how to mix your own fire retardant.

Cartoon Character Desk Clock
How to make colorful clocks to make you smile.

Cheery Spring Wall Hanging
A no-sew pattern – perfect for a little girl’s room.

Craft Foam Beach Themed Refrigerator Magnets
How to make colorful beach themed magnets.

Country Critter Wall Plague
How to make a country-style hanging plaque.

Craft Foam Placements
How to make ‘Spring’ themed or ‘Easter Pysanky Egg’ craft foam place mats.

Crafty Landscaping
Ideas to help you design landscaping that matches your creative side.

Crafty Mirror Ideas
How to add flair to your walls by dressing up your mirror frames.

Dollar Store Craft: Elegant Evening Clutch from Two Dollar Eyeglass Case
How to convert cheap sun glass caes into elegant evening clutches.

Easy Dyed Silk Scarf
An easy method for dying a silk scarf.

Fall Triple Wreath
How to make seasonal themed wreaths.

Faux Milk Glass
Recycle clear glass containers you’ve saved into nostalgic looking faux milk glass objects.

Faux Rose Topiary
A nice tabletop topiary.

Feathered Hair Clip
Make your own unique feathered hair clip.

Flip Flop Wine Coaster Pattern
A perfect wine coaster for summer parties.

Simple Floral Crafts
Simple floral crafts to add some pizzazz to your life.

Flower Box and Seed Strip Planting Kit
This 3-in-1 craft makes a perfect gift for mom or any gardener.

Flower Crafts
Easy to make flower crafts to bring spring into your home.

Foam Door Hanger Pattern
How to make colorful foam door hangers.

French Maid Wine “Butler”
A fun way to make your wine gifts fancier.

Glass Etching Techniques
The right and wrong ways to etch glass with stencils and Armour Etch or with hobbyist sand blasting kits.

Glimmer Mist Recipes
How to make your own glimmer mist to dress up your crafts.

Haiti House Decorated Tote Bag
Another no-sewing decorated tote bag idea for you.

Hand Painted Dresses
An easy way to dress up your dresses.

Heavy Plate Hanger
How to make your own.

How to Preserve Flowers
Even the most delicate blooms can be preserved. Just remember that preserved flowers take on a look all their own.

Jute Decorated Flower Pot
Tutorial for an easy to make jute covered flower pot – a great gift for Mom on her day.

Metal Repoussé
A twist on doodling – Done on thin metal known as in metal repoussé or metal embossing.

Mixed Media Earring Organizer Tutorial
Tutorial on how to make a mixed media earring organizer.

More Craft Patterns
A dazzling array of patterns for just about anything, free from Joann.com and CreateForLess.com.

Mug Decorated with Baked On Permanent Marker
Make a gift mug for Dad by hand drawing designs with magic marker that are then baked on for durability.

Oilcloth Covered Purse Accessories
How to make practical pretty oilcloth covered purse accessories.

Painted Sticks and Other Ephemera
Twigs, fallen branches, hardy seed pods and nuts can be repurposed into pretty decorative accents for your home.

Painting Silk
Painting silk using dye resist techniques provides a terrific way to learn silk painting.

Perpetual Reminder Calendar
A decorative handy way to keep track of recurring tasks.

Picture Frame Tray
Capture your magic moments in a pretty tray.

Popsicle Stick Pencil Holder
An easy to make kid’s craft.

Preserving Trip Memories with Themed Kits
Preserving vacation memories using themed kits.

Pretty and Practical Upcycled Free Boxes
Upcycle old boxes into useful abd attractive containers.

Reed Scent Diffuser
How to make this elegant home decor item.

Summer Crafts Your Family Will Love to Make
Summer craft ideas to engage your children during the school vacation period.

Travel Art Journal
Using the Zutter Bind-It-All for professional results.

Vintage Bottle Vases
How to create pretty vintage look bottle vases by recycling old glass pieces.

Wine Bottle Mood Light
A sophisticated mood light to set a tranquil atmosphere.

Foam Wine Butler Pattern
An easy way to dress up a wine gift.

Paper Crafts

3-D Botanical Print Note Cards
How to create a 3-d effect when making note cards.

3D Heartily Hybrid Card
How to make a multipurpose 3D gate fold card from a template.

3D Heartily Hybrid Card Goes Postal
Adapting three-dimensional cards to send through the postal system.

Advanced Card Making Tips
How to streamline the process of making the Open Door invitation card.

Alcohol Ink Mixed Media Background Technique
A mixed media background technique using alcohol inks and compressed air.

Altered CD Envelopes
Dress up the lowly CD envelope by adding digital artwork – with a Valentine’s Day Theme.

Any Occasion Low Cost Gift Ideas
When you have a bunch of gifts to hand out and don’t want to break the bank, think of something clever, funny, or thoughtful which will fit in a handmade envelope.

The Art of Quillery
A brief look at the almost forgotten craft of paper filigree.

Artist Trading Cards
Pushing the artistic comfort zone by quick creation of artist trading cards (atcs).

Artist Trading Card Swaps
Artist Trading Card Swaps (ATC) create challenge snd inspiration, allowing you to meet new creative people and get something exciting in the mail.

Blooming Paper Handmade Cards
How to make lovely paper that blooms into flowers to use in your handmade cards.

Bound Vellum Notebook
A Zutter Bind-It-All tutorial.

Bulk Invitations
Making party invitations in bulk.

Calendar Creator Express
An easy way to make unique calendars.

Card Care Connection
How to make hand crafted card projects for your own use or for charity.

Choosing Greeting Card Stock
Picking the right size paper and envelopes.

Coffee Filter Paper Roses
How to make large colorful paper roses.

Coloring Book Pages
Make your own coloring books using greeting card software.

Crafty Coordinated Card and Envelope
How to make a unique card and envelope set the easy way with the Crafter’s Companion Ultimate.

Coordinated Gift Bag and Card
Use your computer to make a bag and card that will wow the birthday gal.

Creating Creative Postcards
Customize your postcards to make them more creative and entertaining.

Customized Envelopes
You can create any size envelopes with the Crafter’s Companion Tool.

Decorate Recycled Envelopes to Match Handmade Cards
If you have been saving old, good quality envelopes, you can decorate them to match your handmade cards.

Decorative Book Covers
How to design and make unique book covers.

Della Robia Wine Glass Collars
A colorful way to identify wine glasses at a party. It also makes a nice place setting.

Die Cut Window Card
How to make a die cut window card – Crafty tricks and mixed media ideas.

Digital Graphic Wedding Gift
Make a very personalized wedding gift using digital graphic techniques.

Digital Window Envelopes
Adding digital designs to envelopes.

Digitally Designed Valentines Day Card
Add WOW to handmade cards using digital styles.

Doodling Around
A Fun Way to Pass the Time

Doodle CD Case Calendar
How to make a doodle CD case calendar using a free download and Photoshop.

Easter Cards
Simple to make, Easter-themed cards.

Easter Egg Seed Cards
How to make Easter Egg seed cards – each one comes with a spring surprise inside.

Easy Money Holder Card
Cash is always a welcome gift – personalize it with a pretty handmade folder.

Easy Party Craft Ideas
Two quick and easy party planning ideas.

Elegant Paper Flowers
How to make fancy paper flower blossoms.

Envelope Book Tutorial
For small treasures and clutter.

Fall Leaves Handmade Card Pattern
A beautiful autumn themed greeting card.

Faux Oil Painting Using Mod Podge
How to achieve a textured look using Mod Podge.

Five Christmas Card Ideas to Delight the Senses
Five unique ways to make your Christmas cards special ths year.

Flower Fairies
Recycle paper flowers into these cute fairies.

Flower Pop Up Card
Tutorial on how to make a flower pop up card, a great handmade card for Mom.

Fluttering Monarch Butterfly
How to make a fluttering monarch butterfly that flies out to meet card recipient.

Foolproof Way to Make a Gate Fold Card
If you have trouble getting the cover design to line up perfectly on a gate fold card, create the cover design separately from the card.

Gift-Matching Hybrid Cards
How to make hybrid cards to match your gifts.

Greeting Card Gift Boxes
Illustrated instructions to make cute gift boxes from old – or new – greetings cards.

Gift-Matching Hybrid Cards
How to make hybrid cards to match your gifts.

Hand Made Birthday Card, Gift Wrapping and Tag
How to make a co-ordinated hand made birthday card, gift wrapping and tag using Page Maps University.

Hand Made Cards on the Fly
Ideas for quick and easy hand made greeting cards.

Hand Made Wedding Card Pattern
Make a unique wedding card using rubber stamps.

Hatching Bunny 3D Decoupage Card
How to make a cute Easter card using decoupage techniques.

Heart Garland
How to make a heart garland to show your love on Mothers or Valentines Day.

Heart-Themed Valentines Card
How to make a heart-themed card for Valentine’s or anytime you want to let someone special know you care.

How to Apply Fancy Numerals to Handmade Place Cards
How to add fancy numerals to wedding place cards.

How to Create Art Cards Using Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Crafting Tool and the Xyron Creatopia
How to use two new craft tools.

How to Heat Emboss Using Inkjet Printers
How to use your inkjet to create fancy heat embossed images.

How to Make a Giant Check
Ideal for special presentations.

How to Make Mucilage Envelope Glue
How to make your own mucilage envelope glue to seal your custom made cards.

How to Preserve Vintage Newsprint for Collage
How to preserve vintage newsprint for collage – old acidic paper requires special care.

Glossy Greeting Cards
How to get a glossy finish on your greeting cards.

Greeting Card Gift Boxes
Illustrated instructions to make cute gift boxes from old – or new – greetings cards.

Greeting Card Folding Techniques
How to get professional results when folding greeting cards.

How to Make a Digital Tag
How to create a three dimensional looking tag for your layouts.

How to Transfer an Image to Fabric
How to image transfer to fabric using inkjet transparencies and gel medium.

I Heart Stationery
Review of I Heart Stationery – Lovers of paper crafts will love Charlotte Rivers’ new book.

Independence Day Party Wrapper
Templates for USA and Canadian Independence Day party wrappers.

Iris Folded Card
Iris folded card paper craft designs resemble the iris of a camera or eye as the iris opens and closes.

‘Just a Note’ Card Making Tutorial
‘Just a Note’ Card Making Tutorial – How to design and print customized note cards.

Laminated Tasseled Bookmarks
How to make original bookmarks.

Large Envelopes
How to make large handmade envelopes for large handmade cards.

Magazine Page Boxes
Recycle magazine pages into colorful boxes.

Make Your Own Puzzles
Image transfer methods for pre-made puzzles.

Matching Gift Boxes
How to create a gift box to coordinate with the gift card or even the gift itself.

Menu with Cord
How to make an elegant menu for a fancy dinner party.

Mint Matchbooks
Use your computer to make mint matchbook party or wedding favors.

Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards
Artist Trading Cards allow you to dabble in different art forms.

Mixed Media Card
How to make a greeting card that combines digital and traditional card making techniques with a touch of mixed media art.

Mixed Media Butterfly Tags
Multicolored embossed gift tags are quick and easy with the right tools.

How to Make a Monoprint
Monoprint means ‘one print’, but here’s how to get two prints in one.

Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Magic
A review of a delightful book.

Open Door Card Design
An original card design ideal for open house invitations.

An Introduction to Origami
A brief history of origami plus a recommendation of a helpful origami instruction book and other origami supplies.

Origami-Inspired Calling Card Holder
Pictorial on how to make an origami based two pocket business or credit card holder.

Paper Clay Recipe and Resources
Recipe and resources for paper clay and paper mache.

Paper Clay Roses
How to make and decorate these beautiful roses.

Paper Giant Red Remembrance Poppies
How to make giant red remembrance poppies for Memorial Day from tissue paper, crepe paper or coffee filters.

Paper Mache
Making paper mache characters.

Paper Making
Recycle waste paper into beautiful craft papers using traditional paper making techniques.

Paper Pricking
Paper pricking tips.

Paper Tole 3D Decoupage
How to make 3D paper tole decoupage greeting cards.

Peek-a-Boo Card Design
An excellent card design for smaller children’s birthdays.

Personalized Keepsake Calendar
How to make a personalized keepsake calendar.

Photo Calendar
How to make a calendar incorporating your own photos.

Photos on Greeting Cards
Tips on personalizing cards with photos.

Photoshop Elements
For digital card making, nothing beats Photoshop – whether Photoshop Elements or Creative Suite.

Polyurethane Transfer Collage
Polyurethane transfer collage – Mixed media postcard art results from a reader question about image transfers.

Pop-Up Place Cards
Place cards for any occasion.

Postcards
Make your own.

Post-It Note Holder
A note holder made with digital scrapbooking techniques.

Pressed Flower Card
How to collect and press flowers for crafting a beautiful pressed flower card.

Quilled Earrings
A new and practical quilled paper project.

Red Hat Card
Design and print custom cards.

Return Address Labels
How to make return address labels.

Ruffled Ribbon Card
How to make a sweet ruffled ribbon card.

Santa Pop Up Place card
How to make festive Christmas place cards using the Scor-It tool.

Scor-It
The Score-It Board makes it easy to create paper hinges and emboss your paper crafts.

A Simple Way to Transfer Images
A low tech way to transfer images for your greeting cards or scrapbook layouts.

Spring Theme Mixed Media Mail Art
How to design and create spring themed mixed media art picture based on the song, ‘I Wish You Love’.

Stamped Christmas Card
How to make quick, simple and easy handmade Christmas cards using stamps and stickers.

Stamped Valentines Cards
Decorate your Valentines with art stamps.

Stationery Set
How to make your own matching stationery.

Summer Fun Scrapbook
An easy to make scrapbook for your children’s summer fun.

Tag in Pocket Card
Reusable and 3 dimensional components add special touches to the handmade ‘Just for You’ – tag in pocket card.

Teabag Tile Rosette
Tea bag tile rosette folding creates lovely kaleidoscopic effects.

Tea Light Birthday Cake and Card Project
A colorful and unique tea light birthday card and gift tutorial.

Thanksgiving Coloring Book
Turkey shaped coloring book to amuse the kids on Thanksgiving.

Then & Now Anniversary Card
A card idea that can be used to commemorate any milestone.

Tissue Paper Flowers
Tips for advanced tissue paper flowers for teens, tweens and more dexterous kids.

Transfer Laser Images with Any Polyvinyl Acetate Medium
Pictorial tutorial explaining how to transfer laser images with any polyvinyl acetate medium.

Tubular Wine Bottle Tote
How to make a tubular wine bottle tote from a cardboard mailing tube.

Two Unique Cards at Once
How to design two unique note cards on a single page – Design once; print once; and get two unique cards.

Unique Bookmarks
How to design unique bookmarks using digital tools.

Unique Envelopes
The Ultimate Crafter’s Companion tool makes making envelopes easy but they can still be made the old-fashioned way.

Unique Hand Made Card Ideas
More hand made card ideas to challenge your crafting skills.

Unique Logo Name Tags
How to make original laminated name tags.

Valentines Bagalope
A cute Valentines Day gift bag.

Wet Embossing Using Your Desktop Printer
How to do wet embossing using your desktop printer.

Window Envelopes
Adding color and interest to your envelopes.

More Window Envelope Ideas
Adding color and interest to your envelopes.

Wine Corsets
Dress up your holiday wine gifts.

Party Planning

Autumn Leaves Beaded Napkin Rings
Colorful napkin rings in fall colors.

Baby Footprint Baby Shower Invitations
Ideas on how to make original baby shower invitations.

Birthday Crafts
How to make crafts an integral part of your child’s next birthday party.

Bridal Shower Ideas
Ideas on how to plan an unique bridal shower.

Bulk Invitations
Making party invitations in bulk.

Candied Blossoms
How to make your own candied blossoms to dress up your table. Also the flavor of common blossoms.

Celebrate Card
A digitally designed festive party invitation.

Christmas Tree Place Card Holder
A delightful addition to your holiday dinner table.

Clay Pot Table Bouquet
Transform a simple clay pot into a beautiful centerpiece.

Crafty Baby Shower Ideas
How to celebrate your baby with a crafty shower.

Digital Graphic Wedding Gift
Make a very personalized wedding gift using digital graphic techniques.

Easy Party Craft Ideas
Two quick and easy party planning ideas.

Etched Heart Champagne Flute with Beaded Charms
An elegant romantic gift or party favor.

Foam Baby Shower Invitation Pattern
A cute foam baby shower invitation everyone will love.

Halloween Cup Cake Holder
A holiday centerpiece.

Hand Embossing Custom Printed Wedding Place Cards
How to design, print and emboss custom made wedding place cards.

Handmade Glass Wedding Favors
How to decorate your own glass wedding favors.

How to Make Basic Wedding Favors
Easy to make wedding favor ideas.

How to Apply Fancy Numerals to Handmade Place Cards
How to add fancy numerals to wedding place cards.

Independence Day Party Wrapper
Templates for USA and Canadian Independence Day party wrappers.

Make Your Own Themed Party Paper Goods
Plans and ideas on creating your own themed party paper goods.

March of the Penguins Crafty Holiday Cheese Ball Display
Recipe for a penguin and igloo cheese ball for holiday parties.

Menu with Cord
How to make an elegant menu for a fancy dinner party.

Mint Matchbooks
Use your computer to make mint matchbook party or wedding favors.

Open Door Card Design
An original card design ideal for open house invitations.

Pop-Up Place Cards
Place cards for any occasion.

Pumpkin Centerpiece
An easy to make pumpkin centerpiece for fall or Thanksgiving entertaining.

Red Hat Card
Design and print custom cards.

Santa Pop Up Place card
How to make festive Christmas place cards using the Scor-It tool.

Tablescaping
Make your next party special by tablescaping.

Unique Logo Name Tags
How to make original laminated name tags.

Valentine Garland Candle
A simple idea to dress up a candle for Valentines Day or any other holiday.

Vellum Birth Announcement
Pattern for a simple, but fancy, birth announcement.

Natural Wedding Invitation
A pretty invitation using natural materials.

Wedding or Homecoming Garter Pattern
Make your own fancy garters with this easy pattern and save money.

Wedding Invitations
Composing elegant wedding invitations in MS Word.

Wedding Stencils
Where to find stencils suitable for handmade wedding invitations.

Wet Embossing Using Your Desktop Printer
How to do wet embossing using your desktop printer.

Wine Corsets
Dress up your holiday wine gifts.

Ribbon Crafts

Candy Cane Ribbon Weaving Instructions
How to weave a candy ribbon braid.

Diamondback Ribbon Weaving Instructions
How to weave a diamondback ribbon braid.

Easy Ribbon Fish
A simple way to weave ribbon fish.

Ribbon Embellished Wall Letters
A great way to dress up a girl’s room.

Ribbon Bird Pattern
How to make a ribbon bird.

Illustrated Instructions for Weaving Ribbon Fish
How to weave a fish from ribbon or palm fronds.

Ruffled Ribbon
How to make pretty ruffled ribbon to dress up packages and cards.

Spirit Chains
How to weave a spirit chain for your homecoming mums.

Sewing

Bed Skirts
How to sew your own bed skirt.

Blue Jean Book Bag Pattern
Recycle an old pair of blue jeans using this simple pattern.

Creature Pillows
Kids will love these easy-to-create almost no-sew creature pillows.

Finishing a Quilt
The final steps in making a quilt.

Garment and Shoe Bags from Recycled Shower Curtains
Clean out that linen closet and put some old fabric shower curtains to a new use.

Hanging Fabric Baskets
Hanging fabric baskets can be made in many sizes to fit your needs and have many uses.

Heart Shaped Quilted Wish Pillow
Sleep on your wishes.

How to Sew the Curves of an Ivy Cap
No matter what you call it, sewing the curves on a flat cap can be tricky.

How to Sew a Handy Hanging Towel
Recycle old towels into handy cloths to hang by the sink.

Koi Tote Bag
A fishy craft idea.

Knotted Scarf
An easy to make scarf.

Panadiére, A French Bread Basket Pattern
An easy to make pattern for a Panadiére, a French Bread Basket.
How to Resize and Stiffen the Pattern

Customized Tote Bag Pattern
This is a pattern of one of my personal best sellers, a self-enclosed tote with a customized logo.

Double Eyeglass Case Pattern
A simple easy-to-make pattern.

No Sew Decorator Pillows
A simple way to dress up plain pillows.

Pet Collars and Totes
Three craft ideas for dressing up your pets.

Pin Cushion Bracelet
How to make a simple pin cushion bracelet using left over scraps of fabric.

Quilted Coaster
How to sew a quilted coaster.

Quilted Lap Robe
How to make a lap robe using upholstery samples.

Quilted Trivet
Make a trivet to match your decor.

Road Trip Toy Bag
Road trip toy bag keeps children occupied and cars clutter-free.

Ruffled Flower Pillow
Dress up a room with a lovely flowered bolster pillow that costs pennies to make.

Skirt in a Jiffy
A very simple sewing pattern.

Stretchy Shoe Bag Pattern
Made with Lycra, shoe bags that will fit men’s or women’s shoes.

Travel Pouch Pattern
Pattern for a secure travel pouch to wear around your neck.

Zippered Oilcloth Bag Pattern
Make colorful oilcloth bags.

Soap

Felted Soap Bars
Colorful soap bars for gentle exfoliating.

Soap Petals
Very easy soap craft idea.

Stamping

Make Original Art Stamps from Craft Foam
Fun projects to do with craft foam – make original art stamps.

Stamped Light Switch Covers
Match switch plate and outlet covers to your room’s decor using rubber stamps.

Holiday Craft Patterns

Christmas

Add a Crafty Touch to Make Even a Simple Gift Special
Make last minute quick Christmas cookie gifts.

“Angels We Have Heard on High” Christmas Card Pattern
Instructions for a stamped handmade Christmas Card.

Quick Beaded Ornaments For Kids

Acrylic Bead Ornament – Variation One
Acrylic Bead Ornament – Variation Two
Acrylic Bead Ornament – Variation Three
Colorful kids Christmas crafts.

Beaded Card stock Ornaments
Colorful, easy-to-make by kids Christmas ornaments.

Beaded Christmas Ornament
An elegant addition to your tree.

Beaded Fringe Christmas Angel
A beautiful Christmas decoration.

Beaded Icicle Christmas Ornament
Easy to make colorful Christmas ornament.

Bread Dough Clay Holly Leaf Ornament
Easy to make bread dough ornament – Christmas Craft for Children.

Candy Cane Candle Holder
Easy to make Christmas decoration.

“Caroler’s” Collage Christmas Card Pattern
Instructions for a handmade Christmas card using wet embossing and collage techniques.

Character Light Bulb Ornaments
How to make light bulb ornaments that add character to your Christmas Tree.

Cheap Christmas Wreath: From Puny to Grand in 2 Steps
How to expand a small inexpensive Christmas wreath into a grander one in two easy steps.

Child Art Christmas Card
How to feature your child’s art on your family Christmas cards.

Christmas Bookmark Pattern
An easy CreataCard project for a kindergarten class looking to make Christmas gifts for their parents.

Christmas Cotton Angel Instructions
How to make a cotton boll Christmas angel.

Christmas Decorating on a Budget
Some ideas for low cost do-it-yourself Christmas decorations.

Christmas Ornament Ideas
Simple attractive ornaments using everyday craft materials.

Christmas Ornament Making Tips
Tips on making colorful Christmas ornaments.

Christmas Ornament Recipes
Easy home cured clay recipes to use to make Christmas ornaments.

Christmas Stocking Advent Calendar
How to make a colorful and different Advent Calendar to delight your children or grandchildren.

Christmas Tree Place card Holder
A delightful addition to your holiday dinner table.

Christmas Tree Scrapbooking Layout
How to combine pictures and graphics into a Christmas tree scrapbook page.

Christmas Window Decorating Ideas
Nine Christmas window decorations that won’t wreck the halls.

Clay Pot Baby Snowman Ornament
Another cute Christmas decoration.

Clay Pot Nutcracker Ornament
A cute Christmas ornament.

Clay Pot Reindeer Ornament
Use as an ornament, centerpiece or place card holder.

Clay Pot Snowman
Christmas decoration.

Clothespin Christmas Ornaments
How to make these cute Clothespin Christmas Ornaments – Handmade Christmas ornaments make special keepsakes.

Cork Reindeer Ornaments
Recycle old corks into cute reindeer Christmas tree ornaments.

Country Look Angel Holiday Ornament
Step-by-step tutorial on how to make a Country Look Angel Holiday Ornament.

Craft Ideas: Christmas Keepsake Album
Decoupage your Christmas cards and letters, creating a memorable keepsake.

Crafty Christmas
A compilation of Christmas craft ideas.

Decoupage Hand Decorated Christmas Ornaments
Using decoupage techniques to decorate your ornaments.

Digital Images for Handmade Ornaments
How to transfer digital images to handmade ornaments.

Easy Christmas Earrings
How to use lamp work beads to make Christmas earrings.

Embellished Christmas Wreath
How to make a silvery pearl-embellished Christmas wreath.

Embossed Velvet Gift Bag
Elegant gift giving.

Fabric Paint Decorated Christmas Ornaments
Decorate your ornaments with fabric paints.

Five Christmas Card Ideas to Delight the Senses
Five unique ways to make your Christmas cards special this year.

Gingerbread House
How to make gingerbread and construct a gingerbread house.

Glitter Designs on Christmas Ornaments
Using glitter to add Christmasy designs to ornaments.

Glitter Glue Ornament
An easy to make handmade ornament.

Glittery Christmas Ornaments
Add sparkle to your tree with these glittery Christmas ornaments.

Gold Washed Etched Glass Votive Candle Holders
How to make etched glass candle holders for gift or sale.

Handmade Christmas Card Pattern
A collage based Christmas card design.

Hand Made Glittery Christmas Ornaments
Add sparkle to your tree with these glittery Christmas ornaments.

Hand Decorated Christmas Ornaments
Decorate your own Christmas ornaments and create memories.

Hand Painted Christmas Ornaments
Materials safe enough for children to use.

Holiday Decorations
Use a little gold spray paint to add glitz to ordinary items and make your Christmas decorations more festive.

Holiday Visuals
Ditch the holiday letter by using digital scrapbooking techniques.

Holiday Gifts for Assisted Living Facilities and Orphanage
Some ideas for to bring Christmas cheer to assisted living facilities and orphanage.

Iridescent Ornament
Christmas craft for children of all ages.

Kids Crafts for Christmas
Patterns for simple Christmas crafts your kids can do.

Lace Snowflake
How to make elegant holiday decor.

March of the Penguins Crafty Holiday Cheese Ball Display
Recipe for a penguin and igloo cheese ball for holiday parties.

Non-Traditional Christmas Decorations
Using old radiators as Christmas decorations.

A Parade of Ornaments
Five hand painted glass ornament ideas.

“Peace” Christmas Card Pattern
Instructions for an embossed handmade Christmas card.

Pillow Snowman
Simple kids craft for Christmas.

Pinecone Ornaments
Make your own glittery pine cone ornaments.

Poinsettia Wired Ribbon Christmas Ornament
Make your ornaments fancier.

‘Pretty in Pink’ & Lime Christmas Stockings
How to make ‘Pretty in Pink’ & Lime Christmas Stockings: a new take on traditional red & green.

Puny Christmas Wreath Makeover
How to take a puny store-bought Christmas wreath and make it over into something more exciting.

Quilted Christmas Place Mat
Festive holiday decorations.

Reindeer Gift Card Mini-Bags
How to make these darling gift bags for a gift card, for money, or any little trinket.

Ribbon Angel Christmas Ornament
How to make an attractive handmade Christmas ornament.

Ribbon Christmas Ornament
Colorful, easy to make ornaments.

Rub On Christmas Ornaments
Very simple and easy Christmas ornament idea – rub on ornaments.

Santa Pop Up Place card
How to make festive Christmas place cards using the Scor-It tool.

Silver Poinsettia Christmas Ornament
Elegant but simple.

Snowflake Christmas Ornament
Colorful, glittery snowflake patterns.

Stamped Christmas Card
How to make quick, simple and easy handmade Christmas cards using stamps and stickers.

Starry Gift Bag
A shimmering, starry gift bag, excellent for Holiday gift giving.

Tassel Christmas Ornament
Fancy, but easy to make.

“Tip Frosty’s Hat” Christmas Card Pattern
An unique photo-album card that replaces the annual Christmas newsletter.

Two Easy Elegant Christmas Ornaments
Handmade Christmas ornaments make special keepsakes – Two easy elegant holiday ornaments for the tree.

Uniquely You Christmas Ornaments
The best ways to personalize Christmas ornaments.

Vintage Angel Tree Topper
Simple and inexpensive Christmas ornament.

Wire Ribbon Christmas Candle
An easy to make decorative Christmas Candle.

Wrapping Paper and Floral Cone Christmas Trees
An easy Holiday craft.

Wreaths
How to make Christmas or year round wreaths.

Easter

Art Deco Glittered Egg
How to add glitter or seed beads for special Easter eggs.

Box Easter Bunny
A cute gift idea made of craft boxes.

Easter Craft Gifts
Sometimes the best craft ideas come as gifts.

Clay Pot Easter Bunny and Chicks
Simple clay pots make cute spring and Easter decorations.

Decorating Easter Eggs
From the traditional to the modern: many ways to beautifully decorate Easter eggs.

Preparing Eggs for Decorating
How to blow out eggs.

Easter Cards
Simple to make, Easter-themed cards.

Easter Crafts
Some ideas for crafts appropriate for Easter time.

Easter Egg Cup
How to make a colorful Easter egg cup decoration.

Easter Egg Seed Cards
How to make Easter Egg seed cards – each one comes with a spring surprise inside.

Easter Egg Tree
Preparing and decorating your eggs for your annual Easter Egg Tree.

Easter Potted Egg Centerpiece
A colorful addition to to Holiday table.

Easter Scrapbooking Ideas
Plan an Easter-themed scrapbooking layout.

Easter Symbol Clay Charm Bracelet
Display symbols of Christianity with this polymer clay Easter symbol charm bracelet.

Decorated Easter Eggs

Dyed Sticker Egg
Glittered Egg
Decoupage Egg
Marker Egg
Gold and Silver Leaf Eggs
Waterslide Decal Egg
Rub-on Decal Egg
Gold Embossed Egg
Rhinestone Egg

From Dollar Store Plastic Bargain to Elegant Easter Eggs

Book Page Paper Mache Egg
Wedgewood Blue Ribbon Easter Egg
Natural Look Speckled Easter Eggs
Butterfly Bedecked Speckled Easter Egg
Nature Collage Speckled Easter Egg
Blue Floral Egg
Pastel Decal Easter Eggs
Easter Egg Salt and Pepper Shakers

Hatching Bunny 3D Decoupage Card
How to make a cute Easter card using decoupage techniques.

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
Use ingredients from your garden for unusual Easter egg finishes

Spring Easter Lamb Place Card Holder
Reusable Lamb Place Cards Holder For Your Spring Festivities

Victorian Rose Embellished Goose Egg
How to prepare and decorate a Victorian Rose Embellished Goose Egg

Halloween

CD Ghost
Halloween craft for kids.

Halloween Apple Shrunken Heads
Ghoulish Halloween craft.

Halloween Crafts for Kids
Wacky Spiders – an easy Halloween Craft for children.

Halloween Cup Cake Holder
A holiday centerpiece.

Halloween Glow in the Dark Garland
A spooky Halloween party decoration.

Halloween Spiders
Simple, easy to make, Halloween crafts.

Halloween Treat Bottles
How to design and make these cute ‘Pick Your Poison’ Halloween treat bottles.

Milk Jar Ghost
A spooky Halloween craft.

Plastic Jug Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns
Recycle clear plastic jugs into Halloween jack-o-lanterns or treat dispensers.

Recycle Clear Plastic Jugs into Halloween Ghosts
How to make Halloween ghosts by recycling clear plastic jugs and bottles.

Independence Day

Independence Day Party Wrapper
Templates for USA and Canadian Independence Day party wrappers.

Mothers Day

A Digital Mothers Day Card
Step-by-step instructions for making your own digital card designs.

Eyeglass Lens Pin
Turn old eyeglasses into pretty pins.

Flower Pop Up Card
Tutorial on how to make a flower pop up card, a great handmade card for Mom.

Heart Garland
How to make a heart garland to show your love on Mothers or Valentines Day.

Jute Decorated Flower Pot
Tutorial for an easy to make jute covered flower pot – a great gift for Mom on her day.

Handmade Mothers Day Card Patterns
Four handmade card patterns.

Mini-Mannequin Jewelry Holder
A one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift.

Miniature Planter or Candle Holder
How to make and decorate miniature candle holders, a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

‘Mom u Rock’ Paperweight
A simple gift kids can make for their moms.

Handmade Mothers Day Card Patterns
Four handmade card patterns.

Mother’s Love Photo Holder
Display your photos with love.

Pretty Pen Pot
A colorful Mother’s Day gift.

Spring Photo Flower
Another Mother’s Day gift idea.

Triple Vase Roses Centerpiece
Simple but beautiful triple vase centerpiece for Mom on her day.

Thanksgiving

Artifical Pumpkin
A easy to make artificial pumpkin for Thanksgiving or Halloween.

Fall Table Runner
A colorful addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Goofy Turkey Place Card Pattern
Add some fun to your Thanksgiving table with this fun place card pattern.

Golden Leaves of Autumn Place Cards
A colorful place card pattern to print out on your computer.

Personalized Thanksgiving Clothespin Magnets
How to make useful personalized magnets to use as gifts at Holiday time.

Pumpkin Centerpiece
An easy to make pumpkin centerpiece for fall or Thanksgiving entertaining.

Rice Mix Recipe and Free Bag Topper
Directions for making a bag topper for my rice mix, plus the recipe.

Thanksgiving Coloring Book
Turkey shaped coloring book to amuse the kids on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Doily Bowl
A special holiday table decoration.

Turkey Napkin Rings
Clay napkin rings for your Thanksgiving table.

Turkey Place Card Holder
Decorations for your Thanksgiving entertaining.

Valentines Day

Altered CD Envelopes
Dress up the lowly CD envelope by adding digital artwork – with a Valentine’s Day Theme.

A-Mazing Heart Valentines Day Cards
Be inspired by these winners in our Valentine’s Day Card Contest.

“Cherish” Handmade Greeting Card Pattern
A simple to make, but elegant handmade card.

Chipboard Heart Bracelet and Earrings
Tutorial on how to make chipboard heart shaped bracelet and earrings – fun jewelry for all occasions.

Classmate Valentines Cards
Simple, easy and fast to make cards that your children can do for their whole class.

Crayon Heart Card
How to make a Valentine’s Crayon Heart Card, a card and gift in one.

Crepe Paper Covered Blown-Out Egg Heart Shaped Ornament
Ornaments aren’t just for Christmas anymore check – tutorial for a crepe paper covered blown-out egg heart shaped ornament.

Digitally Designed Valentines Day Card
Add WOW to handmade cards using digital styles.

Etched Heart Champagne Flute with Beaded Charms
An elegant romantic gift or party favor.

Foam Heart Magnets
A very simple Valentines craft for children of all ages.

Four Handmade Valentines Day Cards
Patterns for four easy to make Valentines Day cards.

Hand Painted Monogrammed Mug
How to hand paint a monogrammed mug for festive gift giving.

Heart Beaded Decor Candle
These beaded candles are easy to make and appropriate for many occasions.

Heart Shaped Jewelry Holder Pattern
Directions for a no-sewing, padded jewelry holder.

Heart-Themed Valentines Card
How to make a heart-themed card for Valentine’s or anytime you want to let someone special know you care.

Painted Heart Champagne Flutes
A romantic Valentines gift idea.

Pin Weave Valentines Card
Colorful Valentines keepsakes.

Pretty In Pink Valentines Cards
Three simple Valentines Card ideas.

Puffed Heart Valentines
Original Valentines gifts.

Quilled Pastry Hearts with Key Lime Curd
A crafty Valentines Day pastry recipe.

Stamped Valentines Cards
Decorate your Valentines with art stamps.

Sweet Hearts Bookmark
A easy to make Valentines gifts for the readers you love.

Tea Bag Hearts
Tea bag hearts make simple, but, special, Valentine’s Gifts.

Valentines Bagalope
A cute Valentines Day gift bag.

Valentine Garland Candle
A simple idea to dress up a candle for Valentines Day or any other holiday.

Valentines Heart Beaded Key Ring or Cell Phone Bob
A great Valentines gift.

Valentines Crafts for Kids
Easy to make valentines gifts.

Valentines Crafts Ideas
More simple Valentines idea.

Valentine Garland Candle
A simple idea to dress up a candle for Valentines Day or any other holiday.

Valentines Scrapbooking Layout
Creating a romantic layout to preserve Valentines memories.

Year Round

Della Robia Wine Glass Collars
A colorful way to identify wine glasses at a party. It also makes a nice place setting.

Golden Leaves of Autumn Place Cards
A colorful place card pattern to print out on your computer.

Holiday Gift Bag Pattern
An easy to make craft pattern for a Holiday Gift Bag.

Lighted Holiday Potpourri Jars
A festive, easy to make potpourri jar that makes a great gift or product for your craft business.

Holiday Wine Glass Charms Pattern
Brighten up your Holiday parties with these festive Christmas wine charms.

Pop-Up Place Cards
Place cards for any occasion.

Lighted Holiday Potpourri Jars
A festive, easy to make potpourri jar that makes a great gift or product for your craft business.

Holiday Wine Glass Charms Pattern
Brighten up your Holiday parties with these festive Christmas wine charms.

How to Make Holiday Window Cling Vinyl Decals
How to make your own holiday window cling vinyl decals.

Wine Corsets
Dress up your holiday wine gifts.

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