Birthday Paper Doily Tag

Today is a very special day... it's Mr. Woodsy's birthday! We typically don't exchange BIG birthday gifts and sometimes we don't exchange any gifts at all. This year I decided to splurge and get Mr. Woodsy a GoPro camera. He has been eyeing that camera for years, and well I finally made his dreams come true. I wanted to give him the camera before our cruise (last week). It just so happened that the camera and accessories arrived at our mailbox last Monday, and I was off work. So operation pick … [Read more...]

Instagram Gift Tags

Christmas is right around the corner... as in T-minus 3 days! I just finished up the last of my shopping this morning and tackled wrapping the last of my presents. I had this idea last year to turn Instagram photos into gift tags but I had ran out of time and energy. So, I decided to tackle the idea this year! With just a few DIY steps you can transform instagram photos into personalized gift tags! So let's take a look how I made my Instagram Gift Tags. Supplies: Patterned Scrapbook … [Read more...]

DIY Monogram Stickers For Cards

The other night I received our Christmas cards from I knew I was going to be in a mad-dash to get these babies, sealed, stamped, and out to the mailbox. My goal was to get them complete in one evening. I have a super large family on both sides. Most years we send on average 75-100 cards. That's a lot of stuffing and stamping if you ask me. And in past years (because I was crazy) I would write a message in each card and sign. Not this year--I went with the double-sided "pre-signed" … [Read more...]

3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room

For those who read Sew Woodsy, you know that I'm a huge fan of the Cricut. Earlier this year, I introduced everyone to the brand new Cricut Craft Room as well as gave a mini-tutorial on how to use it. Well, I'm back with more Cricut Craft Room fun! Provo Craft has started introducing a new program called "Cut it Free for a Week"! You simply log into Cricut Craft Room and select "My Cartridges"  and you'll see the free cut of the week in your queue. Or select "Cricut Craft Room … [Read more...]

{Guest Post} Halloween Treat Containers from A Pumpkin & A Princess

Today we have Crystal from A Pumpkin & A Princess. I've been following her blog for quite some time now. She is a super creative person not only with crafts but with food too! And her photography is amazing! Everything she makes wants me to make it 10 times more! ------------ Hi Sew Woodsy readers, I'm Crystal! I'm a mom to three cuties, a wife, and the writer behind A Pumpkin & A Princess. I have a passion for creating anything and everything from adorable holiday crafts to delicious … [Read more...]

Card Making is as easy as 1-2-3!

Each Saturday, I showcase a hand made card. Card making has been a hobby of mine for quite some time now. I think it was how I really got into making so many other crafts. I'm glad that I decided to finally to start showcasing the cards I make on a weekly basis. Friends and family always are impressed and think that card making can be so incredibly difficult. It's not. Well, it can be as complex or simple as you make it. That's why I love the new David Tutera Paper Crafts line.  It is as easy … [Read more...]

{Haul Video} David Tutera: Celebrate Card System

I've been impatiently waiting to receiving my David Tutera: Celebrate Card System box ever since I signed up to work on the campaign. This is a card system that is easy as one, two, three. David Tutera has created a card line that ANYONE can use from beginner and advanced card makers alike. Allowing the user to create unique one-of-a-kind cards. You do not need to be a professional to use this line! With over 127 individual products the options are endless! This is brand new product that … [Read more...]

Customized Notebook

Last year I had the opportunity to guest blog over at Meremade. I shared this easy and fun back-to-school craft to get children excited about going back to school! The best part about these notebooks is that you can truly customize them to any person. I made this one (last year) for my friend Christy's daughter. Chloe was starting Kindergarten and I wanted her to get excited about school. Supplies: Composition Notebook Mod Podge Foam Brush Scrapbook … [Read more...]

{Card Making} Tropical Party Card

I am loving the bright pop of color on this tropical "party" card I created recently! I found the cut out purple flowers when I was cleaning my craft room one day. I know for a fact I never bought these... I'm sure I some how inherited the flowers. All of my friends always give all their leftover craft items to me. These flowers are thick and have tons of texture to them. I think a card like this is perfect for a summer birthday OR inviting friends to a summer pool party... hence the wave like … [Read more...]

{Card Making} Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

Some of you may or may not know that I love to make homemade cards! I'm kind of a closet paper crafter. I mean after all, a small hint should have been my 8 foot tall paper rack Mr. Woodsy built me a few years back. I've never shared any of my photos/ tips/tricks/techniques about paper crafting, and I've finally decided that I'm going to dedicate Saturdays to sharing a card I made for an occasion. Today, though, I'd like to share some of my card making tips, tricks, and techniques. I started … [Read more...]