Shopping Bag Folding Instructions

Shopping Bag Folding Instructions

The below you will find shopping bag folding instructions made easy.  This shopping bag file is so versatile, it can be used for any occasion.    As provided in the downloadable file in Camilla’s Paper Creations store, this bag measures 4 7/8″ tall x 3″ wide x 1 1/2″ deep.  It is best to use text weight patterned paper for this file.  Double sided patterned paper can be used, however it will be a little stiffer to fold.  I have included step by step shopping bag folding instructions with photos in this blog.  Included with the file download is a PDF pattern showing the fold lines.

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Isn’t It Crazy When Life Happens…


…it has been a while since my last post, for good reason.  I was so excited to bring you all the great things my daughter and I made for her baby shower in January.  Right after the shower I had planned on posting decorations, games and more.  Well just after the baby shower my daughter had complications and had her baby about 9 weeks early.  I had to drop everything to be with my daughter whose health was not good and for her daughter, my first grandbaby, who was born at 2 pounds 13.8 ounces.  I am glad to report everyone is doing well, the baby is still in NICU, but her health is good, she is still tiny at just over 4 pounds this week.

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Print and Cut – Matching Paper

Print and Cut Matching Paper to Print and CutOne of the biggest challenges in printing and cutting for projects is trying to match the ink colors that are being used to the rest of the paper or embellishments being used for the project.  Well it may not be as difficult as you think.  You no longer need to print and try to match the cardstock to what you have printed,with my technique you can decide what cardstock or embellishment you want for the project, then print to match. Read more Print and Cut – Matching Paper

Turtle Ornaments

Turtle Masks

It is getting close to Christmas and I am finishing up last minute Christmas gifts.  My daughter has a friend who loves turtles.  She purchased green Christmas ornaments in hopes we could make them look like turtles.  I created the masks, eyes and a couple different mouth options.  Since these are for an adult kid, we opted for the grrr mouth.  I have added the Turtle Masks and Faces to Camilla’s Paper Creations online store, incase you also have a last minute gift to get ready for.  Or they can be added to a wide range of projects for birthday parties, gifts and more.

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Glass Blocks with Vinyl

Glass Block with Nativity Scene

Christmas time is a wonderful opportunity to create decorations for your home, friends and loved ones.  If you have an electronic die cutter, you are not limited to just making papercrafts.  I have incorporated my die cutter into many aspects of a wide range of projects I create.  Even if you do not have a die cutter, you can find a very wide range of affordable decals for glass blocks on Etsy, including my Etsy shop, All I Make.  I created this glass block with vinyl using glass blocks we found on Craigs List and the a vinyl decal found in my Etsy shop.  We were able to get glass block cheap, so we found a drill bit at Lowe’s to drill into the back of the blocks to insert the mesh and lights in the block.  You can also find the blocks ready to decorate at your favorite craft store, especially around Christmas time.

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Handmade Christmas Card with Lamp Post

Handmade Christmas Card with Lamp Post and Candy Cane Frame

For this years handmade Christmas card, I wanted to do something monochrome with a bold element.  I had some shimmery paper on hand so I wanted to offset elements of the card with a dull cardstock.  The bold element I wanted to use was the lamp post.  I have included instructions for this Christmas Card with Lamp Post below.  I have also referenced the cutting files from my store that I used in this card.

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Softball Ornaments

Softball Christmas Ornament

Every year I try to make something special for the girls on my daughters softball team.  As they get older, it is harder to come up with more mature goodies for them.  The girls still cannot resist these softball ornaments.  This year I bought heart shaped glass Christmas bulbs, however most years I use the jumbo Christmas bulbs.  I fill with green paint and add red vinyl softball stitching to the outside.  I have included instructions below to make your own softball ornaments for your team.  I think this could also be a great softball team bonding activity for about 12 years old and up.

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Chalkboard Art Christmas Card Project

Chalkboard Art Christmas Card

This chalkboard art card is the first project I am adding to my new blog.  This chalkboard art card was my Christmas card from last year and was featured in a Project Sheet I offered in the store at Camilla’s Paper Creations.  One of the reason I am excited to offer a blog is so that I can offer projects I have created using the cutting files at Camilla’s Paper Creations.  In this project post you will find information and instructions to complete the project.  Not only are they fun to create, it is also a great way to learn your electronic cutters software.

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