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Handmade Cards 2021 – I

It’s been a while since I posted photos of my handmade cards, but fear not! I definitely still make them for all family occasions! But just to have a record of them on the blog – for you, and for myself – I thought I would make a recap in two posts. This is the first of them, with cards I made for my dad’s birthday, my grandmother’s birthday and my sister’s birthday.

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Aliexpress craft supplies - quilling, model, box, gift tags

My Favourite Aliexpress Arts and Crafts Purchases

You may have noticed that I usually praise Aliexpress in my arts and crafts posts. Craft supplies are generally only of interest of a narrow group of people, so with low demand – and rather limited supply too – come high prices in local craft stores. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against supporting local businesses and there are items I buy from them. But when I see the exact same tool that I had bought on Aliexpress in a local store, for 5 times the price, I feel no guilt or shame for buying the thing directly from China.

Buying cheap craft tools and supplies also allows you to play around and experiment with various mediums and techniques, and once you get hooked on something, you know what’s worth spending money on and you can buy higher quality – and more expensive – tools, knowing that you’ll actually use and appreciate them.

Here’s a list of my favourite random creative tools and supplies that I bought on Aliexpress!

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Aliexpress craft supplies - quilling supplies

Quilling Guide – Tools

I’ve already posted about my creations in quilling technique – the art of creating designs out of swirled paper strips – quite a few times. It’s generally my go-to type of papercrafts and I use it for all different purposes: from cards, through gift tags to jewellery and 3D mini paper items. So I thought I’d post an extensive guide to my favourite papercraft, covering all of the tools and their uses, basic shapes and techniques. Part one – about the tools – is here!

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Five floral handmade gift tags

DIY gift tags

Hey everyone πŸ™‚ Time for a more light-hearted post. First half of each year is always filled with tons of special occasions for me – all members of my close family have birthdays between March and July, there’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandmother’s Day, Easter… and sometimes more if there’s something that deserves celebrating. Due to my busy lifestyle, I don’t always have time to … Continue reading DIY gift tags

Two handmade Christmas gift tags - a red flower and a Christmas tree with a star

DIY Christmas gift name tags

Christmas is coming! If you want to personalise gifts for your beloved ones, DIY wrappings are a thing to do – so today, let’s focus on personalized Christmas gift tags. Also, I think that in the time of ubiquitous rush which takes place in most homes before Christmas, making DIY items is extremely relaxing. Today I’ll focus on Christmas name tags that you can easily make yourself. Let’s get started!

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