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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: Make a Mother's Day card that she will love!

  • Strip Folding Heart Cards - In this greeting card tutorial, make a card for Mother's Day that features a framed heart motif while learning how to use a strip folding template. Once you learn this technique using the heart template, additional motifs can be made using other templates.

  • Wednesday Treat: Templates for cards with a tulip motif!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a set of templates for tulip motifs for strip folding cards made following instructions in the Strip Folding Heart Cards tutorial. Bring a little bit of spring to someone special with a card featuring this bright and cheerful tulip design.

    Come back on Friday for a new Friday Fun craft project!

  • This Week's Friday Fun: It's easy to design and make your own stickers!

    Sticker Fun - Not only does every child love stickers, but stickers are also an easy way to decorate and personalize your printed output. Whether it's a card, letter, or certificate, a sticker is a fun way to liven things up! Follow the instructions in this project to make stickers using Aunt Annie's sticker sheets. Then, go one step further and create your own stickers to use or trade!

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

Featured last week: Make a scoring and embossing board!

  • DIY Scoring Board - It's easy to make crisp and accurate fold lines with a scoring board, but there's no need to buy one when it's so easy to make one yourself! In this project, see how to make your own custom scoring board that can also be used to add embossed lines to your handmade cards and scrapbook layouts.

  • Wednesday Treat: How to make paper rosettes with a scoring board!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was instructions for making paper rosettes using the DIY Scoring Board. As an aid in making paper rosettes, print one of the scoring-line templates on the back of the decorative paper for the rosette.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Make carrots filled with jelly beans for Easter!

    Jelly Bean Carrots - A sweet supplement to your Easter treat basket, jelly bean carrots are simple to make and fun to eat! Orange jelly beans, plastic wrap, and a little creativity help kids and grown-ups create this satisfying spring party favor.

    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 card tutorial is Strip Folding Cards! These quick and easy cards feature images framed with folded strips of craft paper. If you are new to card making, the tutorials in the Card Class are a great place to learn many techniques for making beautiful cards. Then for more ideas and techniques, go on to Card Class 2.


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