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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: Recycle last year's cards into new ones!

  • Recycled Greeting Cards - In this tutorial, learn how to make new greeting cards by recycling old cards. A variety of techniques are presented that make it easy to create a card you will be proud to send. Making recycled cards is a terrific group activity and is fun for crafters of all ages.

  • Wednesday Treat: New traceable templates for card making!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a set of new pine tree and bell templates to cut tree- and bell-shaped images, backgrounds, and mats from old cards to make Recycled Greeting Cards. The templates can also be used in other Christmas crafts.

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Print and cut Christmas cards for all ages!

    Shaped Cards for Christmas - Make simple and fun holiday cards in the shape of a pine tree, Santa, or an angel. These cards are easy enough for younger children and people with special needs to make. While the cards are very simple to make, they are easily enhanced with glitter, cotton balls, sequins, and other creative touches. Let your imagination soar!

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

Featured last week: Recycle old sweats into mittens and a scarf!

  • Step Pop-Up Cards - Make a pop-up greeting card for a variety of occasions. See how easy it is to make a step pop-up mechanism, also sometimes called a platform or double-slit pop-up. Once you learn this technique, it's a simple matter to create pop-up cards of your own design.

  • Wednesday Treat: New applique templates for mittens and scarves!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was a set of new applique templates, including pine trees and stars, to decorate the backs of the Mittens from Sweatpants. The templates can also be used to make appliques for scarves made from sweatpants.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Make little trees to hang on your Christmas tree!

    Miniature Christmas Tree Ornament - A simple cone of paper can be made into an ornament in the form of a Christmas tree that everyone will enjoy. With just a few standard supplies, you and your children can make and decorate these little paper Christmas trees. Make cones from other colors of paper to create bell and Santa hat ornaments.

    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.

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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 Recycled Greeting Cards. Learn how to make new greeting cards by recycling old cards. 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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