Aluminum Security Credit Card Holder Tutorial

Crafty Journal - Security Credit Card Holder

By Noreen Doll. From what I’ve read, hackers can now use a hand held device to read your personal information on your credit cards even while the cards are tucked away in your wallet. I’ve also been seeing aluminum wallets for carrying credit cards, to thwart the ability to read the personal information on them. […]

The Best Back Scratcher I’ve Ever Had!

The Best Back Scratcher I've Ever Had by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. The best back scratcher I’ve ever had is a metal pasta spoon. I’ve mostly lived in a dry climate, and when we run the heater in the house during the winter my skin dries out even more. As a consequence, my back would often itch. It’s very difficult to reach your entire […]

Bunny Money

Bunny Money - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Fold some delightful bunny money to give a gift of money in a creative way. Dollar bill origami is easy and fun! This is a wonderful idea for an Easter basket, or to give older kids who feel they are too old for Easter baskets. And it would make great Easter party […]

Sweetheart Angel

Sweetheart Angel by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create a sweetheart angel for your loved ones. This angel is perfect for Valentine’s Day or just to tell someone you care.  It would also make a nice birthday or thank you gift – or just “I’m thinking of you”. I think it would also be lovely for someone who is recovering […]

Decoupage Tile Coasters

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By Noreen Doll. Decoupage tile coasters are fun to create, and they make great gifts. I made about 10 sets of these for family members and friends and I tried to reflect their interests in the sets I created for them. I used napkins, wall paper samples, and designer scrap booking paper, and all of […]

Recipe / Photo Holder

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Make an easy recipe / photo holder with a tile, a sticker, and Mod Podge. Wouldn’t this be a cute gift for kids to make for Mom or Grandma, to give with their photo attached? This holder could also be used for messages, notes, or small art works done by your kids. Instead of a […]

Stamped Tile Coasters

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By Noreen Doll. I love the country look of these stamped tile coasters. When I bought this country stamp set from Rubbernecker Stamps, I couldn’t wait to use them. And they were so quick and easy to make, as well as inexpensive. They make a lovely gift for almost anyone. When I made this set […]

Photo Gift Ideas

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Photo gift ideas are the nicest gifts to give. Everyone loves photographs, and almost anything you do with a photo makes a good gift. Photos can be used in ways that are useful, such as on coasters or magnets, or they can be used for display in fun photo holders or on holiday ornaments. You […]

Photo Tile Magnet

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By Noreen Doll. An old family photo tile magnet is easy to make and a great gift idea! A few years ago I attended a family reunion with a large group of relatives I had not previously known. It happened that I had a photo of our common ancestor that no one else had, or […]

Photo Tile Gifts

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Photo tile gifts are really easy to make with great results. Any size tile can be used for this interesting and creative craft. You could make a series of 4×4 or 6×6 tiles, each with a different member of your family on it. They could be used to make and interesting wall decoration, or arranged […]

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