IT’S NATIONAL CHILDREN’S CRAFT DAY! | 2017

March 14th, 2017

Today is National Children’s Craft Day!

What a perfect way to spend some time with the little one(s) while doing something you’ll both enjoy together…. crafting! Open their eyes to the wonderful world of creativity and encourage them to try something new without the involvement of electronics or television. Crafting has been known to boost self-esteem in children by giving them a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment- so let’s pull out those art supplies and get to work!

This week, Gabby helped her two youngest boys, Matthew and Andrew, create some fun St. Patrick’s Day cards for their teachers at school. Both boys enjoy getting their hands dirty in the craft room while making special treats or cards for their teachers and classmates.

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4 WAYS YOU CAN MAKE MONEY DOING WHAT YOU LOVE!

March 9th, 2017

 

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Sounds easy enough, right? Well, not quite. To actually turn this idea into a reality has proven to be much harder than it looks. Sure, we would all love to be doing what we love but–for many of us, this just seems like an impossible feat. However, if paper-crafting is your passion–you’re in luck—because here are 4 ways to make money doing what you love!  (more…)

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3 WAYS YOU CAN BRIGHTEN SOMEONE’S DAY

March 3rd, 2017

With all the wonderful things crafting can do to benefit your health and wellness, there really isn’t much more of an excuse to be made for engaging in such artful activities.  Since today is National ‘I-Want-You-To-Be-Happy’ Day, Team RG would like nothing more than for you to cozy up inside your craft room, pull out those art supplies, and go to town doing what fills you heart with joy. After all, the purpose of this nationally observed happy day is to encourage people to do something that will make someone else smile. Luckily, for crafters, doing what makes us happy tends to also make others happy. So, while we didn’t need to give you any more reasons to craft- here are 3 creative ways to brighten someone’s day! (more…)

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WHAT CRAFTING CAN DO FOR YOUR MIND, BODY, & SOUL

March 1st, 2017

 

March is National Craft Month, which means we have a full 31-days dedicated to recognizing all the incredible benefits that come out of this wide world of creativity through crafting!

 

All too often, we become bogged down with the everyday hustle and bustle –so it’s understandable to forget the importance of taking a little time for yourself. Engaging in craft activities has been found to increase happiness, ease stress and offers a myriad of other amazing qualities that will positively impact your mind, body, and soul. Therefore, ensuring you find that one moment or opportunity to disconnect from all electronic devices, and reconnect with your own creativity and personal self has never been more important for your health! (more…)

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A NEW WAY TO CELE-BRATE!

February 15th, 2017

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!

There are so many fun ways to use the Cele-brate plate die from the Richard Garay Celebra’tions collection. Not only does the plate allow you to assemble some quick DIY Birthday cards– for those last-minute occasions— but here are two more ways you can use this die to add a little life to your next project!

Typically, after running the Celebrate plate through a die-cutting machine, you will end up with one large, detailed piece. (more…)

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‘AMAZING BLOOMS’ SIMPLE -DIY-PARTY DECOR | ISHA GUPTA

January 31st, 2017

Hello Everyone!

It’s Isha and today I am sharing a fun DIY party decor ensemble, using the “Make Amazing Happen” collection by Richard Garay. I love these flowers as they are wonderful to do various techniques but today I simply stamped them using the yummy inks by Fun Stampers Journey. I created a card, an envelope, a tag and decorated some drinking straws fit for a shower or fun, floral-themed celebration!

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MIXED MEDIA ‘BUTTERFLY HOUSE’ VIDEO TUTORIAL | MOU SAHA

January 31st, 2017

Hi everyone!

Mou here today from My Life In Collage Blog with a video tutorial to show you how to create a little mixed media butterfly house.

Video link: https://youtu.be/7K6VVq1Lfaw

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‘YOU MAKE ME SMILE’ PAN PASTEL CARD | PATRICIA ROEBUCK

January 27th, 2017

Hello RG fans!

Today, I wanted to get creative with the new PanPastels and Color Splash pencils for my card tutorial!

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