Attaching Clasps to Beaded Jewelry
Bead Board - makes beading easy!
Beading tips
Beading F.A.Q.
Knotting with Tweezers
Stringing Cords
Stringing Wire
Crimping & Crimp Cover Instructions
Easy Ear Wire
Knowing Your Beads


Bow Making
Candle Burning
Decoupage with Mod Podge
Folding the American Flag
Floral Tablescaping
General Tips
Melted Crayon Art
Photo Booth with Props - How to set up
Tillandsia Care (Air Plant)
Vinyl Lettering


Conservation Framing
How to Hang and Care for your Pictures

Needle Arts

Knit with Milly Video: Blocking
Knit with Milly Video: Cast On
Knit with Milly Video: Cast Off
Knit with Milly Video: Knit Stitch
Knit with Milly Video: Purl Stitch
Knit with Milly Video: Knit a Starbella Scarf
Knifty Knitter Looms
Knitting & Crochet Abbreviations
Knitting Instructions
Yarn Weight System


Acrylic Paints: which one to use?
Basics of Brushes
Clay Pot Preparation
Coloring Items Using Alcohol Ink
Glitter, Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine
Painting Mediums / Products Information
Painting Surfaces
Painting Tips
Tin Preparation
Wood Preparation

Paper Crafts

Accu-Cut Die-Cut Machines
Creative Card Making
Distress Inks with Tim Holtz
Getting Started on a Scrapbook
Glossary of Stamp Terms & Techniques
Inking 101
Marbled Look Created with Alcohol Ink
Masking Techniques - Rubber Stamping
Scrapbooking on the Wall - Canvas Art
Taking Gift Tag Art One Step Further
Tear Paper, HOW TO
Twinkling H20's


Blanket Stitching
Choosing the right THREAD
Fabric Conversions
Fabric and Sewing Project Tips
Glossary of Sewing / Quilting Terms
How to Wash your Fabric and Quilts
Stuffing (Fiberfill)

Creative Card-Making Tips

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- Follow the Golden Rule of Patterned Papers and mat your page elements with a coordinating solid paper to provide a visual space. Matting will make each element "pop" off the page.

- Want a fool-proof way to mix patterned papers? Reach for tone-on-tone patterned papers. "Tone-on-tone" simply means one color patterned with a lighter or darker tone of the same color, for example, a light pink and dark pink. Do remember that matting on a solid is imperative with any pattern mixing, even subtle tone-on-tones.

- While tone-on-tone colors add a subtle touch, brightly colored patterns have a striking effect. When combining two brightly colored patterned papers, choose patterns that are small and subtle so the effect is eye-catching but not overwhelming. Often scrappers will say their pages look too busy with patterned papers, when really it's just a matter of putting the right paper in the right place. Generally, larger patterns act as the background while smaller, brighter patterns are prefect for matting.

- Another simple technique is mixing dark and light patterns for subtle dimension and contrast. How can you tell if a pattern is dark or light? Does the paper look predominantly light or dark? Place light patterns next to dark ones for maximum contrast and impact, layer them or place them side by side as a paper quilting for beautiful effect.

- Combining floral patterns with geometrics is a simple way to achieve a balanced effect on your page. The trick is to use papers with the same colors in the same tones. Pair a tone-on-tone geometric with a soft floral pattern for an easy, elegant mix.

- Another way to strike a balance on your page is to combine large and small patterned paper prints together. Try pairing a large geometric print with a subtle "scuffed" patterned paper, keeping the colors in the same family. Again, larger patterns make wonderful backgrounds, while smaller patterns are better mats and accents.