Mother's Day is just around the corner (it's on Sunday the 14th - don't forget!). If you're anything like me, the holiday has crept up on you. There are so many different things to celebrate about our mamas (and grandmothers, spouses, and mother-figures), but what it ultimately comes down to is telling her you're thankful for her. Whether that means making her breakfast, bringing her flowers, or sending her a note in the mail, these (free!) Mother's Day printables can help you get the job done.
Our first post about easy, handmade Christmas Card Ideas (link) was a hit, so it seemed like a good time to infuse the Curbly coffers with even MORE easy handmade Christmas card ideas.
I adore Fern's stitched Christmas cards (pictured above), and even though they might look a little tricky, they aren't. All you need is some blank cards (or cardstock), some pretty scrapbook papers and a sewing machine. Head on over to Craft Blog for all...
Crafter Jenni broke the code! She figured out how to make the scratch off bit of scratch off tickets. Now, why on earth would we even want to make homemade scratchers? Jenni says they'd be a great promotional tool or even greeting cards. What's really cool is that the project requires really mundane stuff that's readily available. They include:
One thing leads to another when you travel through blogrolls and then you find coffee filter wall decor from Jennifer Jafarzadeh, a former lifestyle editor for Redbook Magazine. As with the plate arrangement here, the trick with the filters is to tack them to the wall in a way that looks artistic and airy, not contrived. See
For the past dozen years or so I’ve been making my Christmas cards. Sometimes they’re labor intensive, but they don’t have to be. Case in point: these suggestions from Scrapbooks Etc.
A collection of different sized circle punches, some glue and a bow makes up this clever card.
A few strips of paper--or ribbon--and you have yourself a Christmas tree card.
A few snowflakes, either punched, stamped or purchased makes this...
If you save calendars, greeting cards and leftover wrapping paper you could use them to decoupage something, or you could check out Real Simple’s clever ways to reuse them.
1. Instead of tucking them away where they can’t be seen, frame the images on cards or calendars in inexpensive IKEA wood frames.
2. Use them as media for a mixed-media art project.
3. Use wrapping paper to line the backs of bookcases or line tack boards in your cubical.