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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 Idea: Make several Christmas cards with stenciled bears!

Stenciled Bear Christmas Cards - Make a batch of Christmas cards in a flash, featuring a stenciled Christmas bear holding a 3-D banner. Select from two printable stencil templates to make a stencil that you use to create cards for sending to friends and relatives.

Wednesday Treat: Christmas Designs Digital Paper Collection!

This week's Wednesday treat is a collection of digital papers for Christmas. Use the Christmas Bears and Bow-ties and Christmas Trees on Blue digital papers to make Boxes and Bags or to wrap gifts that coordinate with Stenciled Bear Christmas Cards or the Christmas Tree Shaped Box. See all of the Christmas digital papers for more free papers to download.

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!


Featured last week

Greeting Card Ideas: Decorate with acorn, pumpkin, and snowflake quilling designs!

Fall and Winter Quilling Cards - Build on the Basics of Quilling and the quilling design patterns in the project to decorate greeting cards with quilling motifs for fall and winter—snowflake, acorn, and pumpkin. The card ideas are based on the easy-to-make Four Patch Card, and use free digital papers you can download and print.

Wednesday Treat: Free digital papers with fall leaves!

Last week's Wednesday Treat was a set of digital paper downloads featuring Fall Leaves. These digital papers have colorful fall leaves on a variety of colored backgrounds. There is also a sheet of paper ribbons with the same designs. Use the papers to make Envelopes for Thanksgiving Pop-Up Cards, to make Fall and Winter Quilling Cards, or in any of your fall paper crafts. This patterned paper collection coordinates with the digital papers in the Thanksgiving Collection.

Friday Fun! DIY jigsaw puzzle for kids to make!

Picture Puzzles - Turn drawings, photographs or any image you love into a picture puzzle. This is a simple craft for groups of children. The puzzles make great gifts, so make one to keep and another to give away.

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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 Greeting Card Pocket Folder Tutorial.

See how to make this simple folder which is prefect for storing your handmade cards! With multiple folders you can arrange the cards by theme or occasion. When selling or giving your cards as a set, make a folder to match your handmade 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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