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Step-by-step instructions. Printable patterns. Updates each week.

Welcome to Aunt Annie's Crafts!

Take a look around. You'll find crafting fun for children, teens and adults. A craft how-to is featured each Monday, with a special craft treat added each Wednesday, and at the end of the week it's Friday Fun with simple crafts for families, groups or classrooms.

Featured this week: A romantic Valentine that shouts your love!

  • Valentine Heart Pop-Up Cards - If wearing your heart on your sleeve isn’t your style, make this special Valentine’s Day card instead. This simple heart pop-up is easy enough for children to make and offers enough flexibility for the creativity of teen and adult crafters. The heart pop-ups can also be added to any handmade or commercial card.

    Come back on Wednesday for a new craft treat and later in the week for a new Friday Fun craft!

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Cut chains of hearts for Valentine's Day!

    Paper Heart Chains - Create chains of paper hearts by cutting accordion-folded paper strips. You can easily make paper heart chains for Valentine's Day. It's just like cutting Paper Doll Chains—only easier! Use strips of red paper, plain or patterned, to decorate for a party, in the classroom, around the house or for a special dinner with your loved ones.

    For more family, classroom or group crafts see the Friday Fun Crafts collection!

Featured last week: Custom envelopes for your handmade cards!

  • Envelopes to Make - See how easy it is to make a custom envelope for all of your handmade cards. The envelope can be made from white or colored paper, and can be decorated to match your card. There are printable patterns for three sizes of greeting card envelopes.

  • Wednesday Treat: New envelope templates with hearts for Valentines!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was a set of printable envelope patterns with hearts and colorful backgrounds. The templates are in three sizes to fit the cards in the Greeting Card Tutorials, Valentine Pop-up Cards, and Heart-Shaped Cards. See the Envelopes to Make craft project for more details.

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Make a heart pin for Mom this Valentine's Day!

    Valentine's Day Pins - Create plaster of Paris pins using simple candy molds, pin backs and paint. Choose a candy mold with heart shapes to create beautiful Valentine's Day pins to give as presents to your loved ones.

    For more family, classroom or group crafts see the Friday Fun Crafts collection!

Previously featured...

Here's a sample of the crafting fun from previous weeks. Visit the Project Index to see it all.

Looking for crafts for family, classroom or group craft time?
Check out the Friday Fun index for quick and easy crafts.

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Greeting card tutorials

Greeting card tutorials are a regular feature on Aunt Annie's Crafts. Each tutorial builds on prior card projects. It's like taking a class on making handmade greeting cards.

This month's featured tutorial is Cutout Edge Cards and is the sixth tutorial in Card Class 2! See how easy it is to add a cutout edge detail to your rubber stamped cards. Just gather your supplies, make a sample card or two, then setup a production line to make all the cards you need in a flash! If you are new to card making, review all the tutorials in  the first Card Class to learn many techniques for making beautiful cards and then go on to Card Class 2 for more card-making ideas and techniques.


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