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Step-by-step instructions. Printable patterns. Updates each week.
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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: Stencil designs on your handmade cards!

Stenciled Cards - In this tutorial you'll learn how to make cards using stencils and acrylic paint. You'll also be shown how to make your own stencils using paper punches or a few snips with scissors.

Wednesday Treat: New Yellow Stars on Blue-green digital paper!

This week's Wednesday Treat is a new digital paper download featuring Yellow Stars on a blue-green background. Use this digital paper in your paper crafts and card making, especially Pocket Cards. Use the ePaper with a solid color yellow or blue-green paper to make pockets or for bookmarks and mini-cards to place in the pockets. The White+ Dots on Blue ePapers go well with this ePaper

Friday Fun! Easy cardboard loom weaving!

Handwoven Bookmarks - Make a handwoven bookmark simply and easily while learning the basic concepts of weaving using a cardboard loom. The bookmark makes a wonderful gift, or maybe use it as a rug in a doll house. Make the loom in different sizes and sew the fabric into coin purses, coasters, hot pads—whatever you can imagine!

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Featured last week

Gift Wrap Crafts: Make a fancy cover for a jar!

Easy Jar Lid Covers - Turn any jar into something special with a jar lid cover you can quickly make from paper. Make a cover for that special homemade jelly or a recycled jar you fill with a treat. Anyone will be delighted to receive a gift with a handsome lid cover.

Wednesday Treat: New Yellow Stars on Pink digital paper!

Last week's Wednesday Treat was a new digital paper download featuring Yellow Stars on Pink. Use this digital paper in your paper crafts and card making, especially Strip Folding Cards. Some color coordinating digital papers to use with it in making Strip Folding Cards include: Pink Orangeade, Pink Dots, and Butterscotch Dots.

Friday Fun! Peek-a-boo Easter Eggs

Peek-a-boo Easter Egg - Learn how to make a magical world inside an Easter egg with real eggshells, cutouts or stickers, and your imagination! Smaller crafters may need help snipping their eggs.

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Here's a sample of Aunt Annie's crafting fun. Visit the Project Index to see it all.

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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 Easy Rubber Stamp Repeat Cards Tutorial.

Learn to make cards using repeated impressions of small rubber stamps arranged in threes or fours and matted. Once you learn this design concept it can be used for repeats of any small object: paper punches, stickers, cutouts from decorative paper, stencils, and more.

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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