Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Quick and easy autumn leaf greeting card

autumn leaves greeting card

I made this card for my friend Kari's birthday - I like to save the open pieces of paper I die-cut shapes out of and cut around the negative space to make frames and masks. I'm also on a 6" square card kick lately - I got a deal on some square envelopes and I love being able to slice a 12" sheet of cardstock in half for two cards, easy peasy.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Book review - Craft Fail by Heather Mann

craft fail book heather mann
It has happened to all of us...we try to make that thing we saw on somebody's blog, that cool idea we found online...and we fail. Big time.

Heather Mann, founder of Dollar Store Crafts, has been helping crafters celebrate their craft fails for a few years now.

Some of the epic fails from her popular website are now available in a wonderfully hilarious book:  Craft Fail - When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sullivan's Parachute Cord Blog Hop

parachute cord necklace lisa fulmer

This week the Designer Crafts Connection is working with a brand new type of parachute cord from Sullivan's USA.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Basic beading - necklace and earrings

beaded necklace earrings DIY

This past weekend I taught a beginner's beading class about a few basic tools and techniques and how to go about choosing beads that look nice together.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Craft Your Stash Book Tour and Blog Hop

Dozens of your favorite designers will be sharing their thoughts and projects after reviewing my new book, Craft Your Stash.

Visit their blogs and enter for your chance to win a signed copy of my book, plus lots more craft books and supplies to add to your stash...shipping anywhere in the world, baby!

10/6/14 UPDATE:  Congrats to Ruth from Colorado who won the prize!

The tour runs from Saturday, September 27th through Sunday, October 5th. Follow #craftyourstash on social media.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Duct tape accordion wallet for artist trading cards

duct tape artist trading card wallet lisa fulmer
I recently demo-ed another spin on my favorite ATC wallet - using a sheet of 12x12 black cardstock and some fun duct tape.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Junk mail artist trading cards

junk mail collaged atc lisa fulmer
Last week, my local ATC group met for our monthly swap - our theme was junk mail. We had to use junk mail somewhere in our cards. Everyone was so creative with how they incorporated bits and pieces into their ATCs! My junk mail had been less than inspiring for some reason, so I ended up repurposing some pretty blue and yellow chipboard packaging instead. I had fun with these new lace-up arch chippies too - I dabbed iridescent white paint on them, stamped my favorite fleur-de-lys on top and threaded some hemp cord through the holes.