Cute Cat and Pug Candy Holder Valentine Tutorial

Hi everyone! Hope your February has been great so far! In this week’s tutorial, we’re creating some cute cat and pug themed valentines. These aren’t just your typical Valentine though, they have a special large pocket to hold whatever you’d like, such as candy or small gifts! These would also work for other occasions besides Valentine’s day.

 

My original design evolved a lot to become this final version. I haven’t seen anything quite like it with the pocket, and I think it turned out really fun! Sometimes running into challenges will help you create something better than what you originally had in mind.

Also, since my YouTube channel was originally named for my old pug, Mischief, it didn’t seem right that I have never done a single pug themed craft before. So we’re fixing that today 🙂

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30-45 minutes

Materials:

  • Card stock (go with a thicker paper for this project)
  • Score tool (or an old pen that doesn’t write)
  • X-Acto knife
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Cat Pattern

Pug Pattern

 

Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? SVG files for these available for purchase here!

 

Let me know if you have any questions!

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Mini Gingerbread House Gable Box Tutorial

 

Hi everyone! In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making a tiny gable box that looks like a gingerbread house! These are the perfect size for small gifts such as gift cards, jewelry, candy, and more.

 

 

I’ve always liked gingerbread houses (if you’ve seen a few of my Christmas tutorials like my Simple Paper Gingerbread House Tutorial, Gingerbread House Snow Globe Tutorial, or my Halloween Paper Gingerbread House Tutorial I didn’t have to tell you that! 🙂 ) For this project, I thought a gable box might be the perfect shape to turn into a gingerbread house, and I think it worked really well.

Because this project involves an X-Acto knife, please ask someone to supervise if you are young 🙂

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~1 hour

Materials:

  • Kraft card stock paper (works great and is already gingerbread colored!)
  • White gel pen
  • Fine white glitter
  • X-Acto knife
  • Score tool
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Gingerbread gable box 1/2

Gingerbread gable box 2/2

 

Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? SVG file of this project available for purchase here!

 

Merry Christmas!

Let me know if you have questions 🙂

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Crepe Paper Crocus Flower Tutorial

In this video tutorial, we are creating paper crocus flowers!

Where I live, crocuses are nature’s way of saying Spring is almost here! I believe they are the flower associated with Spring for many others, also.

These aren’t hard to make and they are pretty adorable. Put them in a mason jar, and they make a really cute desk decoration!

 

Time needed: ~30 minutes (per flower)

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

Let me know if you have questions 🙂

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