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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 2: A 3-dimensional birthday card!

Dangler Cards - Go beyond the ordinary with this novelty card featuring a dangler that twists and turns. See how easy it is to make this freestanding greeting card with a 3-dimensional opening for hanging your special dangler. The sample card is made with patriotic colors for Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July.

Wednesday Treat: Digital papers with red and blue stars—stripes, too!

This week's Wednesday treat is a set of digital downloads with red and blue stars on white backgrounds. Other papers in the collection have red, white and blue stripes with white stars on blue. Use these digital papers to make patrioic Dangler Cards, Fourth of July Crackers or in any of the Fourth of July Crafts. You could also print on heavy paper to make a quick flag banner following instructions in the Easter Pennant Banner!

Friday Fun! Make a firecracker box to fill with treats!

Fourth of July Crackers - Make a Fourth of July cracker that goes POP! See how to make this novelty box that is shaped like a firecracker and makes a pop sound without any fire. Best of all, you can use it over and over again! It makes a great party favor or fun gift box. Use it for any celebration, not just the 4th.

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Father's Day crafts: DYI gift bags for Dad!

Father's Day Gift Bags - Make gift bags for Dad using patterns specially designed for Father's Day. Print the black & white patterns on colored paper and the colored patterns on white paper. These bags are in perfect sizes for homemade cookies or brownies.

Wednesday Treat: Digital papers inspired by Australian Aboriginal dot painting!

Last week's Wednesday treat was a set of digital downloads inspired by the dot paintings of the Aboriginal people of Australia. Choose from dot painting digital papers with ochre, green and blue backgrounds. Use these digital papers to make handmade greeting cards, in scrapbooking, or to make Boxes and Bags. See the Mini-boomerangs craft project for some Aboriginal crafting fun!

Friday Fun! Be creative with this easy to make card for Dad!

Simple Father's Day Cards - Don’t yell it, spell it! Handmade cards for Dad that spell out “D-A-D” are an easy Father’s Day craft project with results that Dad will cherish. Kids will have fun making these simple paper cutout cards and giving them as gifts, and Dad will appreciate the love and effort put into them.

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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 Scalloped Edge Card Tutorial. In this greeting card tutorial, learn how to make a fancy edge on your handmade greeting cards using scallops and a paper punch. This is a quick and easy way to add a strong design element along the right-side or bottom of your card

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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