Tag Archive for handmade cards

Fresh Picks for Thursday, 8.4.11

Sometimes, life doesn’t go as planned. Like yesterday, when our server went down for about 8 hours. Though the Craft Buds site was inaccessible, we’re back up now and planning to change servers to make sure we can continue to give you the best Craft Buds ever!

Please bear with us over the next day or so if you get an error message when logging into the site. We’re aware that there may be a slight delay in switching servers, and we’ll do our best to continue everything as planned, including our . . .

Giveaways! You can still enter the Margot Potter book giveaway (through Friday night) and the Slice Fabrique giveaway (through Tuesday night). We may adjust those end dates if we experience more delays with our site, so please bookmark these links and check back if you get an error message.

Here are this week’s Fresh Picks!

Fruit Mini Cards

Fruit Salad: Learn how to make these fruity mini cards at Little Lovelies! Allison explains paper piecing with stamps and colorful paper to make little gift tags that really pop.

Fabric Pom Pom tutorial

Shake Your Pom Poms: It’s a bright twist on the traditional pom-pom trim. Learn how to make your own fabric pom poms from this colorful tutorial at Maureen Cracknell Handmade.

Baby Girl Sandals from Leather

Leather Be: Can you believe these baby girl sandals are handmade from faux leather? Get the tutorial at Make it and Love it.

Redecorating a Room

Before and After: If you’ve ever attempted to redecorate a room from start to finish, you’ll appreciate this family room re-do at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar! It has lots of cute decorating ideas, like this jar filled with whimsy.

Adoption auction fundraiser Adoption Auction jewelry

For a Cause: Go shopping for a cause at the Gotta Have Faith Fundraiser Auction, to support adoption. Online bidding for handmade items starts Thursday at noon and ends Monday! Thanks to Kristy at Hopeful Threads for sharing.

Fresh Picks for Wednesday, 6.1.11

It’s June, and we are more than ready for summer! Father’s Day is just around the corner, so those working on a handmade gift have a few more weeks to gather inspiration. We’re also excited by the kids crafts tutorial to keep young ones occupied during those lazy summer months!

But let’s not forget about some crafting that’s just for you. Enjoy this week’s Fresh Picks!

Mini Cards @ Humblechan

You’re Tweet: Chan shows off these cute felt-embellished mini cards at her blog, Humble Chan. Love them!

Sheep(ish) Yarn by Vickie Howell

Craft.Rock.Love: Knitting super star Vickie Howell talks about the retro inspiration for new line of yarn Sheep(ish), now on sale at JoAnn’s! [Video here] Craftypreneurs will also love to hear her business tips (like how she got her name on a fabulous product or has written so many books!) over at Diary of a Crafty Chica.


		
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If you’ve checked out our article on Craft Swaps, you’ll be interested to know that sign ups for the Handmade Gift Exchange are currently going on at Craftaholics Anoynmous (through June 6). And before mailing out your package, you’ll want to read Postage 101 at Fabric Fascination. Thanks for the info, ladies!

Add watermark to photos

Look, Don’t Touch: Ever wondered how to get your blog name to show up on your photographs? Jenna at Sew Happy Geek shares some great tips this week on protecting your photos by adding a watermark.

Giveaways Roundup
Visit the Craft Buds Giveaway Roundup, with 30 current giveaways to enter! It’s updated each week, and you are always welcome to link up your craft supplies or handmade giveaways.

If you’d like to be considered for a future spotlight here at Craft Buds, we invite you to submit your project, business tips or craft tutorials here.

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