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Author: Lisa at Create & Craft

Origami Home Decor: Create Your Own Geometric Wall Art Using Card!

Origami Home Decor: Create Your Own Geometric Wall Art Using Card!

At Create and Craft, our incredible Core Collection has been months in the making – and now that it’s here, we can’t wait to show you all the creative things you can do with it! We sent some out to our crafty contributor Charlie Mumford, […]

Crochet Scarf: Snuggle Up At The Cinema [Free Crochet Pattern!]

Crochet Scarf: Snuggle Up At The Cinema [Free Crochet Pattern!]

Love going to the cinema… but hate shivering under their air con for the entirety of the film? Enter the cinema scarf! This super fun crochet scarf pattern will show you exactly how to create a bold and bodacious scarf to keep you super warm […]

Make A Handmade Scrapbook: The Perfect Way To Capture Your Memories!

Make A Handmade Scrapbook: The Perfect Way To Capture Your Memories!

At Create and Craft, our incredible Core Collection has been months in the making – and now that it’s here, we can’t wait to show you all the creative things you can do with it! When our crafty contributor Louise Dunbar received her Core Collection cardstock essentials, she got straight to work on this gorgeous scrapbook travel album – how pretty are these stunning scrapbook pages? If you’re looking for colourful and creative scrapbook ideas you can utilise to turn your own treasured memories into pretty little keepsakes then this scrapbooking project is the one for you! Check out Louise’s step-by-step tutorial below, and discover exactly what you can do with Create and Craft’s fantastic Core Collection cardstock!

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How To Make a 3D Card [With Free Frame Fold Template!]

How To Make a 3D Card [With Free Frame Fold Template!]

This free-standing 3D card offers a contemporary twist on a traditional cardmaking design – your recipient will be more than a little impressed when they open up their card and it springs into action before their very eyes! Want to know exactly how to score […]

Crochet Glasses Case: Store Your Cinema Specs in Style [Free Crochet Pattern!]

Crochet Glasses Case: Store Your Cinema Specs in Style [Free Crochet Pattern!]

As much as we all love enjoying the latest 3D flick at the cinema, repeatedly having to fork out for a new set of oh-so-stylish 3D glasses can be frustrating – especially when you know you must have at least ten pairs at home already! […]

How To Make a Pop Up Card [With Free Diamond Fold Pop Up Template!]

How To Make a Pop Up Card [With Free Diamond Fold Pop Up Template!]

Want to create a card that stands to attention, and stands out from the crowd? This clever diamond fold card, created by the lovely Tracey Collett, ticks both those boxes, and some more! Featuring a clever diamond-fold design, it’s guaranteed to take centre-stage at craft fairs, and allows you plenty of scope to get creative with your papercrafting stash… not sure how it’s done? Don’t worry – you can download the free template here, and follow Tracey’s step-by-step instructions below, for instant cardmaking awesomeness!

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Mission Control to Crafters: The Perfect Space Card Project [+Free Pop-Up Z-Fold Card Template!]

Mission Control to Crafters: The Perfect Space Card Project [+Free Pop-Up Z-Fold Card Template!]

Want to take your crafting abilities to dizzying new heights? No problem! This fantastic cardmaking project may look out of this world – but it’s totally achievable thanks to the included Z-fold card template, which you can download here, for free! Check out the talented […]

Our Top 10 Craft Room Storage Ideas

Our Top 10 Craft Room Storage Ideas

Do you know what some of the greatest minds in history all had in common? A messy desk! Apparently the likes of Albert Einstein and Mark Twain worked at desks filled with clutter… and if you have anything in common with these fantastic thinkers, then […]

Mod Podge Uses: Advice From Our Expert!

Mod Podge Uses: Advice From Our Expert!

This month, we asked our resident crafter, Maz, to share her top tips and expert advice on all things Mod Podge! If you’ve seen Maz’s previous crafty endeavors on the Create and Craft blog, you’ll already be well aware that the lovely Maz is a bit of a Podge pro, and knows exactly how to achieve a super smooth finish, combat lumpy Mod Podge, tackle stubborn post-Podge air bubbles, and lots more besides! Check out her expert advice below, and discover some exciting Mod Podge uses you’ve perhaps never tried before!

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Getting Started In Quilling: What Will I Need?

Getting Started In Quilling: What Will I Need?

If you’ve never tried your hand at quilling before, you may feel slightly intimidated about diving into a whole new craft that seemingly requires oodles of supplies! But fear not – whilst there are plenty of amazing quilling tools and accessories on the market, the […]

How To Read Crochet Patterns: Abbreviations, Symbols and Instructions Explained

How To Read Crochet Patterns: Abbreviations, Symbols and Instructions Explained

If you’ve been teaching yourself crochet (or you’re keen to start) and you’re getting to grips with how to hold your crochet hook… but can’t make head nor tail of a crochet pattern, then we’re here to help! Check out our handy guide on how […]

Crochet Jewellery: When Two Crafts Collide!

Crochet Jewellery: When Two Crafts Collide!

Crochet has not only experienced a big resurgence in recent years, but it’s also undergoing some what of a modern-day transformation! Whilst the old-school crochet favourites, including granny squares, blankets and winter accessories have become hugely popular once more, there is a new trend rising: crochet jewellery.

When we think of jewellery, most of us imagine elastic thread and wires – what we’d expect to see in accessory stores! In reality, jewellery-making can be far more diverse, borrowing techniques from a multitude of other crafts! Here we explore what a simple crochet stitch can do to transform your jewellery-making, and share a simple crochet jewellery-making project you can try at home, whether you’ve ever crocheted before or not!

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Debbie Shore’s Pincushion With a Difference Project

Debbie Shore’s Pincushion With a Difference Project

If sewing‘s your passion, then we’ve a DIY pincushion you’re going to LOVE! Not only is it the perfect place to keep your pins handy (obviously) but its unique shape means it will effortless hold all those handy little threads, trims, ribbons, safety pins and […]

Top 10 Cardmaking Kits August 2018

Top 10 Cardmaking Kits August 2018

This month we’re here with pockets full of glitter and fairydust to sprinkle all over your crafting table! Featuring kits filled with enchanted lands, treetop fairies and mythical creatures, August’s cardmaking sets enable you to inject your projects with magic and sparkle in every way […]

Pimp Your Planner: How To Turn a Plain Notebook into Something Special

Pimp Your Planner: How To Turn a Plain Notebook into Something Special

It doesn’t matter how digital the world gets – there’s nothing like putting pen to paper – which is why we know the good old notebook will never go out of fashion! So we just love sharing ways you can get creative with yours – whether it’s your diary, your meal planner, your shopping list or your journal, we think it packs a far more personal punch if the cover has been created by you!

Check out the fantastic Louise Dunbar’s step-by-step guide to making your notebook your own below, with a little help from the fabulous Fabmatic machine!

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