This Valentine's Day, give a piece (er, pieces?) of your heart with a cool mashup of collage and watercolor. Not a watercolor fan? No sweat — you can reinterpret this design using markers, colored pencils or even glitter. Whatever medium you choose, your boo will heart it.
If you love the look of homemade cards but have neither the time nor the moolah to go all-in on loads of special supplies, we have three words for you: paper lace doilies. (Yes, they still exist.) These budget-friendly paper goods offer a cute and whimsical way to upgrade store bought thank yous and invitations. Try it for your next baby shower invite or thank you card!
A memorable place card is the ultimate way to tell your guests how much they matter — especially when you make it yourself. Go sweet and delicate like the ones pictured here, or bring in a pop of bright color to complement your other party decor. Super easy, totally original and so pretty.
If you're throwing a wedding on a budget, you've got a few things to consider before DIY'ing place cards: They've gotta be easy enough so you can whip up dozens, but you can't sacrifice the beauty. This sweet circle fits the bill — and it's totally customizable to suit your color scheme and style.
You gotta love this: DIY wine tags that combine your love of wine with your love of crafting. This project adds a personal, seasonal touch to any bottle of wine, whether it be a gift for a fall b-day or your contribution to the Thanksgiving table.
Follow Cecelia's instruction to make pretty quilled hearts of various sizes, and ensure perfect placement with a smart jig system. Next, learn to quill a large enclosed heart filled with smaller scrolls. Finally, learn a design variation using a stencil to shape your enclosed quills.
Go beyond backgrounds and learn how easy it is to watercolor beautiful images! Learn how to add detail and shading to stamps, and even blend multiple colors. Then, take advantage of the intricate outlines provided by stamps and embossing -- and perfect a technique that leaves you with no lines at all!
Add even more striking color effects to your repertoire by learning how to effectively layer colors. Laura begins the lesson by sharing how she creates a variety of fun designs using stencils, stamps and the masking technique to overlap complementary colors. Next, Laura gives step-by-step instructions on how to make a bright, rainbow-colored greeting card with an ombré stamp set. In addition, you'll learn several simple techniques for incorporating bold, modern ombré effects into your projects.