Hints, Tips & Tutorials

This is a growing collection of things I’ve found helpful in my crafting.  Some of the items listed here are my creations and some have been created by others, shared with their permission.   This page will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back if you’re interested in seeing new content.

Hints & Tips:

  1. Crop-A-Dile How-To-for those who can’t remember what those settings mean
  2. Decimal to Fraction Calculator-Great for working with my Silhouette
  3. Fraction to Decimal Calculator-Great for working with my Silhouette
  4. Fractional Equivalents-how many 8ths are in 3/4″ of an inch?  See at a glance
  5. Glossary of Terms-terms I used in my tutorials (just in case you need them when following my tutorials)
  6. Metric to Inches Conversion-Great if you find a tutorial using metric dimensions
  7. Reading a Ruler-just what are those lines between the edge of the ruler and one inch
  8. Sending First Class Mail-without going to the Post Office by the Mad Stamper
  9. Shakers 101-tips to help you avoid some common problems when making shaker cards


Greetings, Printables & Sentiments:

  1. 12 Dog Days of Christmas
  2. 50th Birthday Quotes
  3. Christmas Messages
  4. Collection of Pet Poems
  5. Cow Themed Sayings, Sentiments & Titles
  6. DIY Diffuser Recipes
  7. Easel Card Insert-use this to help your recipient know how to set up their easel card
  8. Friendship Quotes and Sentiments
  9. Hallmark Wedding Wishes
  10. Halloween Titles, Quotes and Card Sayings
  11. Irish Quotations, Blessings, Proverbs and Toasts
  12. Nail Manicure in a Jar-Toppers and Labels
  13. Owl About Owls-owl themed sayings and sentiments
  14. Password Book Inserts (for a business card holder)
  15. Perfect Blend-coffee themed sayings and sentiments
  16. Stampin’ Up RGB HEX Color Codes-compliments of www.MarieStamps.com
  17. Thanksgiving Verses, Card Messages and Poems
  18. Wedding Day Verses, Poems and Quotes
  19. Welcome to the Neighborhood Door Hanger
  20. With Deepest Sympathy
  21. What’s The Buzz-bee themed sayings and sentiments
  22. Wrapping Paper Poem Tag


Tutorials & Templates:

  1. Basic Easel Card Tutorial-including template
  2. Blocks Card Template
    1. Little Girls Blocks Card
  3. By the Tide Acetate Tutorial-including template
    1. By the Tide Note Card
  4. Candy Box Card Template
    1. Rudy Candy Box Card
  5. Cap & Gown Template
    1. ConGRADulations
  6. Card Organizer Template
    1. Card Organizer
  7. Caught a Bug Acetate Tutorial-including template
    1. Caught a Bug Card
  8. Celebrate Standing Pop-Up Card-including template
    1. Celebrate Card
  9. Center-Step Card Tutorial (vertical)-including template
    1. ConGRADulations
    2. Happy Easter
    3. Perfect Blend
    4. Snow Much Fun
    5. To Your Door
    6. Tu Tu Cute
  10. Center-Step Card Template (horizontal)
  11. Center-Step Card Template (horizontal-long/business envelope)
    1. Sending Wishes
  12. Cherry on Top-thank you card template
  13. Creepy Tutorial-card and gift box combo
  14. Detachable Bookmark Card Tutorial
  15. Double Flap-Fold Card Template
    1. Like the Butterfly
  16. Double Lever Card Template
  17. Every Good Wish Shaker Card Tutorial-including template
  18. Falling Leaves Shaker Card Tutorial-including template
  19. Greetings Human Shaker Card Tutorial-including template
  20. Hand Sanitizer Gift Pack-including template
  21. Heart Buckle Card Template
    1. Meant to Go Together
  22. Herringbone Technique Tutorials
    1. Hello Friend
    2. Have a Sweet Christmas
  23. Joy Fold Card Template/Holiday Line-Up Card
  24. Ladybug Birthday Tutorial-card and gift box combo
  25. Light of the Season Shaker Card Tutorial-including template
  26. Money Enclosure Card Template
    1. Special Delivery
  27. Paint the Town Easel Card Tutorial-including template
    1. Paint the Town
  28. Perfect Blend Center Step Card Tutorial
  29. Petal Potpourri Note Card-including template
  30. Refilling Stampin’ Up Markers
  31. Ribbit Joy-Fold Card-including template
  32. Ribbon Frame Template-Circle
  33. Quilt Pattern Templates
  34. The Secret to Better Scoring
  35. Seeds of Friendship-including template
  36. Shakers 101
  37. Side Step Card Template-Version 1 w/ Mats
  38. Side Step Card Template-Version 2 w/Mats
  39. Slider Mechanism
    1. Soaring
  40. Sliding Window Card Template
    1. Dinner
  41. Split Easel Card Template
  42. Split-Front Card Temlate
  43. Sprinkles on Top Shaker Tutorial-including template
  44. Swing Easel Card Template
  45. Swing Easel Card Template 5 x 7″
  46. Tassles-How to Make Them Yourself
  47. Tear Bear Pattern
  48. Time to Celebrate Acetate Tutorial-including template
    1. Time to Celebrate
  49. Tool Belt Card w/ Tools Template
    1. Accordion Tool Belt
  50. Twisted Gate-Fold Card Template
    1. Nuts & Berries
  51. Un-BEE-lievable Get Well Tutorial
    1. Un-BEE-lievable