Crafty Person’s Gift Guide | My Favourite Craft Books

Hey friends! I’m teaming up with Vernell today to share gift guides of our favourite craft books that are perfect for gifting to all the multi-passionate crafters in your life (or you know, for yourself). This will be a pretty varied gift guide since I dabble in various creative pursuits, and I know that you do too. Each title is a clickable link to the book at Amazon.

Gift Guide: best Craft Books to give as gifts.

Scrapbooking books gift guide

I haven’t bought any scrapbooking books in yeas, because my tried and true books written ages ago are all I need. With these in your arsenal you’ll have a great foundation for memory keeping information and inspiration.

The Big Picture by Stacy Julian

This book by Stacy Julian changed how I felt about scrapbooking, and helped me to let go of many of the perceived “rules” of this great hobby. At the end of it I felt more inspired and creative than ever. Stacy drew examples and inspiration from outside the traditional scrapbooking world, helping me to  really see the big picture.

Life Artist by Ali Edwards

When it comes to simple scrapbook design coupled with superb story telling, no one does it better than Ali Edwards. She breaks it down to the basics of photos and stories like no one else. Also check out her other books: A Designer’s Eye for Scrapbooking and its sequel focused on patterned paper.

The Inspired and Organized Scrapbooker by Aby Garvey and Wendy Smedley

As you know I’m a big believer in purging and organizing, and this book is one of my weapons! Aby Garvey is a professional organizer, and Wendy Smedley is one of the original editors from Simple Scrapbooks (sob). Together they will help you get your creative space in shape, and inspire you to get making!

Clean & Simple 2 by Cathy Zielske

I don’t own the original Clean & Simple, but I can highly recommend the sequel for scrapbookers looking for pure simplicity in their pages. Cathy knows what she’s talking about, and her scrapbook pages designs are timeless.

Design Secrets from BHG

This is another oldie but goodie. A special edition from the now defunct Scrapbooks etc. Magazine, this book breaks down design into various categories including composition, typography, and accents. It truly will help you build your design skills.

Yarn Crafts gift guide

This is a small section, since I mostly use patterns and tutorials I find online. But here are my top three.

Knitting in Plain English

This book will teach you how to pick a pattern that’s right for you, determining gauge, how to knit and purl plus instructions for fifteen additional pattern stitches,  working with more than one color of yarn, how to weave invisible seams, picking up dropped stitches (very important!), how to hand-wash and block your finished garment, plus much, much more.

Terrific Toe-Up Socks

A couple years ago my sister taught me how to knit toe-up socks. Spoiler alert: I have yet to make my entire family socks as I vowed at the time,, but at least now I have the skill! if you don;t have someone to teach you in person, this book is the next best thing.

Crochet Inspiration

This one breaks crochet down into important basics to know like granny squares, and flowers, as well as stitches like lace, shell and cluster. It also includes garments made from these basics.

Sewing gift guide

Sew La Tea Do

The perfect book for beginner sewers (which is what I am). You’ll find easy to follow patterns, as well as tutorials and techniques. Pattern variations for more advanced sewers are included too!

Seams to Me

I was gifted this book a few Christmases back, and I absolutely adore it. I literally drool over the pages while stroking them! You’ll get advice for choosing fabrics, and many other tricks of the trade.

Art & Drawing gift guide

This is my new love this year, and these are the books helping me to dig deeper into art and drawing.

How to Draw a Radish

This fun little book was written to help you while away the boring hours at work, but it’s a handy tool for working on your doodling. My son and I love using it together as drawing prompts. if nothing else the tongue-in-cheek humour  will crack you up!

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

A way more serious book, and one that uses a specific method to get you from scribbler to actual person who draws. I’ve been working my way through this one this year, and I can see definite improvement! I’ve certainly moved on from stick men only.

20 Ways to Draw a Tulip

After taking Lisa Congdon’s class at Creativebug in January, I had to get myself this books! it’s more than about drawing tulips, you’ll learn various ways to draw a variety of flowers. I love using this one when I’m in the mood to doodle all over my sketch book.

365 Things to Draw and Paint

This is a fantastic book to use along with your kids, or just by yourself if you’re looking for ideas for some art and making. My son likes to leaf through it, and pick a project for us to together. Sometimes he will choose a project to work on by himself as well.

Miscellaneous Crafts gift guide

The Creative Family

If you’ve heard of  Soule Mama, you’ll recognise this one. It’s full of simple and mindful ideas for being creative as a family, including ideas for celebrations, making simple toys, and lots of creative play for kids. It’s one I dip into over and over again.

52 Projects

This book is subtitled “Random Acts of Everyday Creativity”, and presents 52 projects that you can do over the course of a year. The projects are offbeat and artistic, and include baking, memory keeping, mail art, and tons of idea ideas that make great gifts from the heart.

The Guerilla Art Kit

I’m guessing the name Keri Smith is is known to you. if not I recommend you first get her bestselling Wreck This Journal, before the Guerilla one. The art kit is a collection of ideas for helping you get your art out into the wider world in the form of  posters, seed bombs, stickers, installations and so much more!

So that’s it! For now. I think I will update this gift guide every quarter, as there are definitely more great craft books I’d love to share with you.

Let’s go see which craft books Vernell has in her gift guide!

Francine

Crafty person's gift guide : favoruite craft books to give

Four Simple Summer Scrapbook Layouts

Summer is winding down now, but we still have all those great memories! Before you forget, why not make a few simple summer scrapbook layouts to remember the good times?

Here are four that I’ve made recently. They are all part of my #onephotoonecard series on Instagram.

Sun, Sea, Sand

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Supplies
Letter stickers by BasicGrey
Journal card and sun bursts from June Kit
Stickers from February kit.

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the sun

Supplies
Watercolor paint, wood veneer and chipboard sticker
Shell die cut from July 2015 kit
Title from June 2016 kit

Summer Festival

Summer Festival

Supplies
Patterned paper, paper clip, wood veneer
Journal Card and ice-cream sticker: June 2016 kit
Banner sticker: February 2016 kit

Snacks

Snacks

Supplies
Flower die-cut
Brush pen and cardstock to make hand lettered title
Journal card from July 2016 kit

Have you been scrapbooking summer? If you’d love to start scrapbooking, sign up to get notified about my beginner’s scrapbook class that will be coming soon! I’ll help you make a page to remember summer.

Francine

 

 

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Friday Freebie | Printable Planner & Scrapbook Stickers

Free Printable Planner Stickers - Happy Planner with stickers

Happy Friday folks! I’ve whipped up some free printable stickers for you! These are great for planners, notebooks and journals alike.

Free Printable Planner Stickers - Bullet Journal

Use them in your Filofax planners, Kikki.K planners, Happy Planners, Erin Condren Life Planners and of course bullet journals.

Free Printable Planner Stickers - Happy Planner with stickers

Free Printable Planner Stickers - Bullet Journal with stickers

Print them on plain card stock, or use sticker paper for ease of use.

They work great on scrapbooking projects too.

One photo one card - Quinoa Love

Enjoy the weekend!

Francine

FrancineFree Printable Stickers for planners, notebooks and scrapbooks

Scrapbooking Series: One Photo, One Card

Happy Friday friends!

I want to invite you to check out a new series I’ve started on Instagram called One Photo, One Card. I’m doing it for a variety of reasons:

  • To ensure I do one scrapbook layout weekly as part of my Memory Keeping system
  • To tell stories
  • To showcase how I use printable journaling cards and embellishments
  • To encourage YOU to tell stories quickly and simply
  • Because I LOVE scrapbooking 🙂

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I post this every Thursday over on Instagram, so follow me there to see this series every week. I also post tips, tricks and fun things about scrapbooking, planning and paper crafts on this account.

Here are two more pages that I’ve posted so far

The Checklist Scrapbook Page

One Photo, One Card Scrapbook Layout - Love This

These are all 6×8 pages that I am storing in a Handbook from Studio Calico.

Check them out, and if you want to play along, just tag your photo on Instagram with #onephotoonecard.

Francine

Practice Makes Progress

Back in January I posted about  two creative pursuits I was taking on:  sketching and hand lettering. Four months later I am still enjoying both these new art forms, in fact I might be mildly obsessed!

It hasn’t been a smooth process though. I fell off the lettering wagon early in January, but kept up with my line drawing all the way through April. Here are some examples.

Birds Line Drawing

April Sketch a Day

Field of flowers line drawing

Seeweed and butterflies line drawings

House plants line drawing

Doodling and drawing is now part of my daily life! Something I never would have imagined a few months ago. I’m not currently doing any drawing challenges, but I sketch in my daily notebook all the time now, and have numerous sketchbooks in use.

Daily doodles

Francine's sketchbook

And I have the amazing class by Lisa Congdon to thank for it all.

I fell off with the hand lettering because I got frustrated quickly at my lack of skills. But it kept nagging at me, and so in April I started the 100 Day Challenge hosted by Elle Luna (author of  The Crossroads of Should & Must), and along with my sister I am working on 100 Days of Hand Lettering. I got serious and printed off tons of practice sheets and so far have worked on it every single day since April 19th.

Hand lettering practice

Handwriting practice

I’m amazed at what a difference consistent practice makes.

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So much so that I even tried my hand at a hand lettered title on a scrapbook page (yes, I still scrapbook ha!)

Survival Juice hand lettered scrapbook page title

I love that I am learning new crafty skills to use in my original passions.

What new projects have you been working on this year?

Francine

 

 

Take Stock of All Your Craft Supplies | A free Checklist from Callaloo Soup Crafts

Take Stock of All Your Craft Supplies | A Free Printable

You may have noticed that I’m on a serious purging and organizing kick of late. I’ve decided to kick creative clutter in my craft supplies to the curb, once and for all, and I want to help you do the same.

One thing I’ve noticed with a lot of organizational approaches, is that we end up trying to organize absolutely all our craft supplies, no matter how long we’ve had them, or whether or not we still use them. So we end up in an endless loop of buying more and more storage solutions, but eventually giving up, then starting the cycle all over again.

So What Should We Do?

I’m convinced that we need to start by culling as much as possible the things we have in our supplies, and then organizing what’s left. And what’s left should be things that motivate, excite and inspire us!

Sounds simple, but it seems that we have a hard time seeing how much we really have. As we start to organize our spaces, we may simply move from area to area, trying to get things into boxes, bins or shelves. The aha moment for me was realising that I really needed to get a more accurate feel for just how much stuff I had, before I could effectively decide what should go and what should stay.

Take Stock

My suggestion is to do a complete inventory of all the craft supplies you have, before you start organizing. Sounds overwhelming? I’ve come up with a printable guide that can help. This two-page list is by no means exhaustive, but, it will help you see the big picture. Use it as a jumping off point, and make sure to write in anything specific to your crafts that I might have missed.

Click on the image to download.

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This printable is one of the free worksheets included in the 7-Day Purge & Organize challenge. If you want to dive in deeper and get your space sorted, sign up below!

Hand lettering your memories with Dorina Quine from Decade Thirty | Callaloo Soup

Modern Memory Keeping | Handlettered Memories

Give a warm welcome to  Dorina Quine from Decade Thirty! I met her through a handlettering group on Facebook, and loved what she had to say about handlettered  memories. I knew I needed her to share this approach to memory keeping on Callaloo Soup. It fits in perfectly with my schema from a few weeks ago. Enjoy!

Firstly, I’d like to thank Francine for giving me the opportunity to write about one of my favourite topics on her wonderful and inspiring blog – memory keeping. Memory keeping has been a constant in my life ever since being given my first journal at the age of 11, and over twenty years later, I’ve incorporating this practice in one form or another. Today, I’m sharing with you what I like to call Handlettered Memories, which is basically a combination of handlettering, sketching and memory keeping for the time poor.

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The picture above is my March Handlettered Memories in one of my traveler’s notebook-style grid inserts. The idea behind the Handlettered Memories was that I was finding it harder and harder to assign considerable time at the end of the day to engage in long-hand journalling, and I live a fast-paced lifestyle, so mornings are just out of the question as an alternative time. I also missed daily sketching, which somehow just disappeared out of my practice when my job got more demanding. And to top it off, during the Handlettered Memories inception, I was slowly being pulled into a past hobby of handlettering. So out of these thoughts, mixed with sleep deprivation and possibly too much sugar, I embarked on my first Handlettered Memories page back in July 2014.

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That aside, today I’m here to share my process of creating these handlettered memories. At the start, I aimed to fill only one page of my notebook/journal – this takes the pressure and fear out of the blank page, and also means that the actual written content doesn’t need to be that long or detailed. I’ll usually assign 5-10 minutes of my time at the end of the day to reflect and get my creative juices flowing.

here’s how to make handlettered memories

First, I’ll think of a phrase or a few details about my day that I want to capture, and I write this down or just keep it in mind. Sometimes, I’ll do this in advance and send myself an email with the phrase to refer to later on in the evening.

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Second, I’ll pencil out the phrase in the next available space on the page. I try to use 2-3 lettering styles at any one time, and sometimes, if I’m feeling particularly adventurous, I make small variations to one lettering style. If I feel like sketching/doodling something from the day, I’ll usually draw this first, followed by handlettering, this way I can vary the lettering styles to encapsulate the sketch/doodle.

Hand lettering your memories with Dorina Quine from Decade Thirty | Callaloo Soup

 

Finally, I outline the design in fineliners and add embellishments to the lettering, such as shadowing, or faux calligraphy. I keep my Handlettered Memories super minimalist by keeping it black ink – my fineliner of choice is the  0.05 and 0.8 nib sized UniPin fineliners. (amazon.fr) In the past, I’ve carried around some coloured pencils in primary colours and used these in some of my sketches.

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Some quick tips to create your own Handlettered Memories

  • Collect lettering styles from different forms of inspiration and try copy them. They don’t have to be perfect when you write them out again in your Handlettered Memories page – remember this is a memory keeping practice for you and no-one needs to see it, unless you want to share it. Search for ‘llamaletters’ and ‘sketchnotes’ for  some super quick and easy ways to modify and beautify your lettering repertoire

Hand lettering your memories with Dorina Quine from Decade Thirty | Callaloo Soup

 

  • Handlettered Memories page layout: I tend to divide the page up in 2-3 columns and write to that, sometimes alternating from row to row working 3 columns across 3 days, then below that working across 2 columns the next 2 days. The aim is to generally fit as many of these memories on the page, and then add embellishments (e.g. sketches, doodles, etc.) as you see fit.

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  • As for the layout of each individual daily handlettered memory, there are so many options that it’s just all about experimenting with the lettering styles and working with the space that you have on the page. Once you’ve completed a few of these months, you find your own rhythm and layout that suits you.

Halfway through the month of March, I decided to shorten my Handlettered Memories even more and embark on what I penned the “Six-word Handlettered Memoirs”. In 2014, I was initially inspired by Smith Magazine’s ‘Six Word Memoir’, who appropriated the idea from Hemingway, who was apparently challenged to write a Six-Word Story. [Fun fact: This was Hemingway’s six-word story, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn”]. I started handlettering these six-word memoirs in my bullet journal, and below is just a couple of examples.

Hand lettering your memories with Dorina Quine from Decade Thirty | Callaloo Soup

 

So that concludes my Handlettered Memories. I hope that this inspires you to try something different to traditional memory keeping. If you’d like an alternative to Handlettered Memories, I also host my Daily Prompt Cycles on my blog every month. These are a series of 31 core prompts assigned to a particular day that change in order from month to month. For example, on January 1, the prompt may be Prompt 12, but then on February 14, you may also have Prompt 12. There are two versions – The Original and The Lists – so check out the link for more details.

Thanks for reading and happy memory keeping!

Thank you so much Dorina! Handlettering is one skill I am working on this year, so I will definitely be trying out this approach. What about you? What do you think about handlettering your memories? Is this something you’d want to add to your memory keeping repertoire?

Francine

 

 

 

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Sisters, Paper, Scissors & Pixels – Scrapping with the Project Life App

Sisters, Paper, Scissors

If you’re even mildly part of the scrapbooking world you’ve probably heard about Becky Higgins and Project Life. I dabble in my own version of the system as part of my memory keeping process, and because I also love using my Android smart phone for memory keeping, I was bummed that her app was iPhone only. But that all changed when she launched the Android version of the Project Life App in February!

I immediately bought it and tested it out to see how I could use my PNG files from Printably in the app. It works beautifully! In about 15 minutes I was able to make this page in the project Life app using photos on my phone and my PNG files.

Tea is Always a Good Idea - Scrapbook Page Made with Project Life App

The app allowed me to choose photos or images from my camera’s photo gallery , as well as from two of my cloud storage options: Amazon Drive and Google Photos. I uploaded my Printably PNG files to Amazon Drive in order to access them.

Here’s the process I used in the project Life app:

The images below aren’t the steps from when I made the page shown, these just illustrate the process for you. I selected my layout: I chose the classic layout with four 4×6 slots and four 3×4 slots.

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To add a photo or journaling card, tap one of the spots: You get zoomed into that area.

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The button on the left allows you to add a photo, or a PNG file. The button on the right, takes you into the built-in Project Life collections. I added a PNG card from the February 2016 kit.

Note, I chose a 3×4 card, but the resolution was enough for it to fit a 4×6 spot.

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Then I added a card from the app itself. The app comes with four free collections, and you can purchase additional sets.

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I chose a card from the midnight edition.

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Once you’ve got all your spots filled you can then save or share the layout. if you click on the X you get these options

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Choose No if you’re in the middle of a page and it will be saved to In progress. if you’ve finished a page, choose Yes and it will be saved to Completed Pages. You can access your pages in your library within the app.

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To export completed pages, click on the sharing icon. You’ll get the following options:

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I saved one of each to my gallery – they were then automatically exported to Google Photos so I could access them on my desktop. Here’s the page again – this image is the sharing size of 1080×1080 pixels

Tea is Always a Good Idea - Scrapbook Page Made with Project Life App

Kit used:February 2016

I can also share this file directly from my phone to Instagram or Facebook or other social media channel.

I also printed my page out in both the 8×8 and 12×12 sizes.

Here’s a photo of the 8×8 page printed on Epson Archival Matte paper

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And the 12×12 page printed on textured Bazzill cardstock:

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Have you used the Project Life App? Is scrapbooking like this something you’d consider doing?

Vernell also used PNG files from Printably for her projects this week. Click over to see what other popular scrapbook tool she used!

Francine

 

 

 

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Everyone Focuses on Scrapbooking. How About If We Think Memory Keeping Instead?

I discovered scrapbooking in 2001 and fell instantly in love.  Spoiler Alert: I didn’t even have any kids! I didn’t even know that you were “supposed” to have kids to scrapbook. At least, that’s surely the way it felt back then. The majority of other scrapbookers I was in contact with, were making scrapbook pages about their children.

Luckily, I didn’t pay attention to any of that and spent the next seven years happily making scrapbook albums about myself: my childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. You see I’d always been an avid hobby photographer. Ok, let’s be honest, it wasn’t really photography, mainly just snapshots; but the end result was that I had boxes of photos that I dragged around with me to all the different places I lived.

Finally, I had found a way to do more with them than just pay the airlines overweight every time I changed countries. (Between the ages of 21 and 35 I lived, worked or studied in 8 different nations). And I went to town filling up countless albums, mostly with 12×12 pages. Now instead of photos in boxes, I had big heavy books to drag around! Luckily the majority of that has been limited to one country: France, where I’ve resided for the last 12 years.

Then, enter the Internet and smart phones. Wait, no it’s actually: enter personal computers, the Internet, my son’s birth in 2009, and then smart phones. Things started changing before my eyes and it became harder to juggle it all. You see I love technology so of course I jumped into digital scrapbooking, blogging and of course social media. At the same time I got plugged in to the artistic community and discovered art journaling and more. So many things. And then a lightbulb went off.

Everyone focuses on Scrapbooking, and people get overwhelmed and confused (or simply turned off). Instead, think about Memory Keeping.

Memory Keeping is broad.

Memory Keeping means many things.

Anyone can do Memory Keeping.

Why? Because everyone has memories! And because we live in this amazing time where we have access to so many different ways to save, share and document our memories.

You don’t need to be boxed in to any one system or method or label. You can choose what works for you. No more guilt. No more worrying about if you’re doing it “right” or if you’re “caught up”, or if  your first child has more pages completed than your third. Or whether you should even be “scrapbooking” because you don’t have kids, or a spouse.

Do you have photos? Do you have stories? Do you want to save, share or document them? Then you’re all good. You’re a Modern Memory Keeper.

So what does Modern Memory Keeping  include? According to me it comes under three main umbrellas.

Traditional

This is the basic of the basic and goes back to before we got caught up with fancy methods. It’s simply photo albums, and hanging framed photos.

Traditional Memory Keeping - Displaying Photos

To capture the story side of our memories , I’ll also include journals in this section. Maybe even the Memory Planner craze?

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Scrapbooking

My obsession for so many years, and I guess my gateway to where I am now, in my mind I divide scrapbooking into two parts – paper pages and digital pages. Whether you prefer paper or pixels, you can produce three  main things: classic pages, pocket pages and mini-books or mini-albums.

Classic 12x12 Scrapbook Page

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Modern Memory Keeping Options - Hybrid Minibook

If you like digital scrapbooking, but want a physical product, then you can print your pages out, or make photo books.

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Under digital scrapbooking I also include audio recordings and video, since these are mostly made digitally now.

(There’s also hybrid scrapbooking, which melds digital and paper, but the end products are basically the same.)

Virtual

This is where the game really changed. Enter the internet and smart phones. We can now save, share and document our memories in a whole host of ways without producing  anything physical:

  • Blooging – this includes micro-blogging systems like Twitter and Tumblr
  • Sharing photos and stories on Facebook
  • Sharing photos and stories on Instagram
  • Other social media (Snapchat and Periscope come to mind)

Of course we can then take these virtual bits, and use them in our traditional and scrapbooking memory keeping too. Yeah.

How do all the pieces come together? I pulled together this graphic to illustrate. (This is how my brain works).

Modern Memory Keeping Options

It  may look complicated, but the wonderful thing is that we only need to choose the pieces that we love, and that fit with our lifestyle and interests.

Want this chart as a handy PDF? It’s part of the Creative Simplicity Resource Library. Just enter your info below. It’s free!

What do you think? Have I missed anything? Which pieces of Memory Keeping are you already using?

 

 

Freebie Friday - Printable Popcorn or Candy Boxes

Freebie Friday | Printable Popcorn & Candy Boxes

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That title up there should say Popcorn Boxes, but lo and behold, when I headed downstairs to pop up some corn to take photos, the pantry was bare! So no fun popcorn for my photo shoot, plus I had a very unhealthy snack as I ended up using candy instead.

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These boxes are easy to make using my free printable which you can download here.

You’ll also need:

  • Craft Knife
  • Metal ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Precision scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Glue

Once you have your template printed, here’s how to make the box.

Use your metal ruler and craft knife to cut along all the straight sides. I cut just inside the black lines

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If you prefer you could also use paper scissors for this part.

Next, use your precision scissors to cut along the scalloped lines

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Now grab your ruler and a bone folder, and score along the crease lines, the clear lines between the pattern

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Now fold along all those creases. I like to fold both ways to get a nice precise crease.

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Finally, add glue to the four tabs marked “glue” and construct your box by folding and sticking the tabs to the inside

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And there it is!

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Now fill with popcorn or candy for a party, or just because!

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Don’t forget to download your free printable popcorn box.

Enjoy!

Francine

 

 

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