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How to Make Handmade Cards Three Easy Ways!

How to Make Handmade Cards Three Easy Ways! I began my adventure in blogging and crafting by making handmade cards. It’s the perfect craft to make and send to friends to bring a smile to their face.  Make a few to keep on hand and use when the opportunity arises. Here’s everything you need to know about getting started making handmade cards. Supplies Needed for Basic Handmade Cards: White cardstock Paper cutter or trimmer Score board or ruler and stylus ABT Pro Alcohol Ink Markers Dual Brush Pens MONO Drawing Pens MONO Permanent Adhesive TwinTone Markers MONOTWIN Permanent Marker Irojiten Colored Pencils Fudenosuke Brush Pens Foam Tape Step 1: Cut and Score Blank Cards Begin by cutting a standard piece of paper in half. Then score the pieces in half with a score board or with a ruler and stylus. Step 2: Create a Background Make a background on the paper using whichever Tombow products you desire. Option 1: Watercolor Wash Background

How Make a Balloon Garland Cake Topper!

How Make a Balloon Garland Cake Topper! Make a super cute and simple cake topper using balloons. This balloon cake topper is perfect for matching a party theme or adding a little extra to a celebration! Cakes are the crowning piece of any party or celebration at my house! I just love how cute they are, easy to cut up and share...great to freeze for later...and easy to customize for any party theme.  This delicious and gorgeous cake is rich chocolate layers with peanut butter frosting, with a ganache drip. So good.  Check out my friend @cakeologybykatie on instagram for more amazing cakes! I love making custom cake toppers for every occasion too--check out all the other cake topper ideas at the end of this post. Let's get started on this simple Balloon Garland Cake Topper! Supplies Needed for Balloon Garland Cake Topper: Balloon Hand Pump Balloons  (about 5-10) Bakers Twine Wooden Skewers Step 1: Balloon Inflation Begin by gently inflating a balloon until it's just about the si

Mermaid Scales Tie Dye Shirt DIY!

Mermaid Scales Tie Dye Shirt DIY! Use Tie Dye to create a mermaid or fish scale finish on a cotton t-shirt, perfect for Summer fun.  Tie dye is so simple and fun to use.  The tie dye works perfectly with this pattern, it has an ombre vibe and looks awesome!   Make the perfect Summer time shirt, great for themed Mermaid or "under the sea" parties, fun for family reunions, Summer camp craft time and more! Supplies Needed for Mermaid Scale Tie Dye Shirt: 100% Cotton Shirts One Step Tie Dye Kit (Shibori is perfect) Clear Glue Garbage Bag Cardboard Covered Work Space Step 1: Scales on the Shirt Begin by covering the cardboard in the garbage bag and inserting it in the shirt. Then use the clear glue to draw scales on the shirt. Lift the shirt away from the garbage bag and cardboard every once in a while to prevent the shirt from sticking to the cardboard. Once dry, you can turn the shirt over and continue the scales on the oth