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

Crafts for kids and adults!

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 on Wednesday, and at the end of the week it's Friday Fun with simple crafts for kids, families, groups or classrooms.

Featured this week

Greeting Card Class: Add raised designs to greeting cards!

Embossed Cards - In this tutorial, learn how to add embossing to your greeting cards without making a large investment in special tools. An embossed card is bound to be appreciated for its elegance.

Wednesday Treat: New circus-theme digital paper download

This week's Wednesday Treat is a new Circus Seals digital paper to download and print. Use this ePaper to make banners or posters for your paper circus created from the crafts in the Under the Big Top series, or to make handmade greeting cards, or any paper craft. This ePaper coordinates with the Circus Paper Ribbons and Circus Diamond and Arrow digital downloads.

Craft Recipes: Quick Papier-mache Pulp

Quick Papier-mâché Pulp - Use this craft recipe to quickly make a colorful papier-mâché pulp that can be molded into shapes. This paper pulp doesn't require glue and you can skip painting the finished pieces. This is a great craft material to use for family, group or classroom crafting time.


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3D Paper Crafts: Lion act for a three-ring paper circus!

3D Paper Circus Lion and Lion Tamer - In this project you will make a circus lion and circus lion tamer. The craft includes printable patterns for two sizes of lions and male and female lion tamers. Make up all the patterns for a complete circus lion act! This is the third of four craft projects for the Under the Big Top craft series.

Wednesday Treat: Pop-up elements for birthday pop-up cards!

Last week's Wednesday treat was a set of new pop-up printables to glue inside your birthday cards as featured in the Step Pop-Up Cards tutorial. Download and print the colored printable for the most ease or select the black and white printable to add color as you please and for greater creativity.

Friday Fun! Four circles make a square envelope!

Square Petal Envelope - Learn a surprising technique for making square petal envelopes. These simple envelopes are inspired by Japanese gift wraps and require little or no adornment. They are great for wrapping flat packages or gift cards.


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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 Stenciled Bear Birthday Card.

In this tutorial, see how to make a special birthday card featuring a stenciled teddy bear holding a 3-D banner. Select from two stencil templates to create birthday cards for sending to friends and relatives. Customize the card for other occasions by switching out the banner held by the bear.

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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