3D Paper Purse Tutorial for Mother’s Day

 

Hi everyone! In my latest video tutorial, I’m back with another 3D paper project! This time it’s a paper purse for Mother’s Day (but could also be a great gift for other occasions such as birthdays, or as a party favor for showers, etc).

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These mini purses are really cute and are pretty simple and quick to make! They are the perfect size to hold small gifts, candy, or things like nail polish!

Materials:

  • Card stock paper (thicker paper works much better for this) – I used gold foil paper from Michaels for the buckles to make them more realistic
  • Hot glue or other strong adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Paper purse template 1/2

Paper purse template 2/2

 

SVG cut file now available for purchase here!

 

Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

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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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Easy Felt Drink Cozies for Coffee & Hot Chocolate

Hi everyone! In this video tutorial, learn how to create a simple felt cozy for a hot drink such as hot chocolate, coffee, etc.

 

This is an older video which originally appeared on my old blog, but I thought I’d bring it over here because it’s the perfect time of year to make it 🙂

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

 

Click here to view and print the patterns:

Coffee cup cozy

 

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Haunted House Halloween Snow Globe

 

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating this Halloween style snow globe with a paper haunted house in it!

 

 

Time needed: ~45 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Halloween Snow Globe Patterns

 

Materials:

  • Wide mouth Mason Jar – Quart Size (It must be this size or larger, so the house will fit)
  • Card stock or construction paper in your colors of choice (I used patterned purple, black, white, orange & green)
  • Spanish moss (I used a special Halloween kind that was dyed black)
  • A small paper cup or other object to raise the house up in the jar
  • Hot glue
  • Fishing line or other thin thread
  • Scissors
  • A score tool of some kind (I use this one – an old pen that doesn’t work works well, also)
  • Pencil
  • X-acto Knife
  • An LED tea light

 

Have a cutting machine? SVG file to create this project is now available for purchase here

 

Happy Halloween!

Let me know of you have questions 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Halloween Paper Treat Box Luminaries

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating these easy and cute paper treat holders for Halloween!

In addition to being treat holders, these make great luminaries – just put a light in them! So if you’re not big on candy, you can use these as luminaries instead!

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Jack-o-lantern treat box

Cat treat box

Frankenstein treat box

 

Have a cutting machine? SVG files for a very similar project available for purchase here in my Etsy shop

 

Materials:

  • Card stock or construction paper in various colors
  • X-acto knife or other craft knife
  • Glue (I like using hot glue, but use what you have)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • White pencil or gel pen, I used this one
  • Black pen or marker

 

Happy Halloween!

Let me know if you have questions 🙂

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Paper Haunted House Tutorial

Paper Haunted Houses
New video! This one shows how to create these paper haunted houses that you can fill with candy!

And when the candy is gone, you can put a light in them (not a candle, though 🙂 )
and use them as luminaries!

 

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials: 

  • Cardstock or construction paper in various colors
  • Xacto craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Haunted House 1

Haunted House 2

 

Let me know if you have questions! 🙂

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

 

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Paper Pencil Gift Box Tutorial

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making a pencil shaped gift box out of paper!

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~45 minutes

Materials:

  • card stock or construction paper in your colors of choice (paper that is heavier than regular paper is best for this!) I used yellow, cream, pink and silver glitter.
  • acrylic paint in the lead color
  • paintbrush
  • black marker such as a Sharpie (optional)
  • glue (I use and recommend hot glue, at least for the base of the box)
  • tool to score with, I use a Cricut scoring stylus
  • scissors
  • pencil

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Paper Pencil Box

Paper Pencil Box Lid

Paper Pencil Box Decor

 

Let me know if you have questions 🙂

 

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Paper Birthday Cake Slice Gift Box

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating this birthday cake slice box out of paper!

 

This box is so cute and is the perfect size to fill with treats, such as candy, or other small gifts.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Materials:

  • Card stock paper (this project works best with paper that has a little thickness) in multiple colors (I used cream colored paper for the cake part of the box, pink for the frosting, and pink sprinkle paper for the top and back)
  • crepe paper for the frosting on the edge, I use this kind in white
  • paper straws (for the candles)
  • glue (I prefer hot glue for this because it holds fast and strong)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • a tool to score with, I use this one

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Birthday cake slice box 1

Birthday cake slice box 2

 

Have a cutting machine? The SVG cut file for this project is available for purchase here

 

Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Cut Paper Mother’s Day Card

In this video tutorial, create this cut paper Mother’s Day card!

This paper cut design is filled with flowers, hearts, leaves, and hummingbirds.

 
Difficulty: Intermediate

Time needed: ~1.5 hours

Materials:

  • card stock, or other paper that has some thickness
  • other paper to show through the design and for the card base
  • an X-acto knife
  • pencil
  • printer
  • glue or tape adhesive
  • scissors or paper cutter

Click here to view & print the pattern:

Mother’s Day Paper Cutting Pattern

Or print and glue this design to the front of the card:

Mother’s Day Papercut Printout

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Flowerpot Mother’s Day Card Tutorial

In this video tutorial, make a cute flower pot themed card for Mother’s Day!

This card is simple to make and it would work great as a craft for kids to make!

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Materials:

  • card stock or construction paper in your colors of choice
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • glue stick or other
  • marker or pen to draw details – I used a bronze Sharpie

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Flower Pot Card 1

Flower Pot Card 2

 

This idea was based on some cute Mother’s Day cards on Pinterest, and originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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