Kelly chose as a birthday extra special gift for us this month to go out out on Pinterest and find something that needs to be shared! As crafters we all love quick tips and I think she has found some very interesting tips for us!
While searching for some interesting and informative tutorials on Pinterest, I came across 4 that inspired me and that I wanted to share.
The first one I found was a fabulous write up by Ann Whitfield about many of the inks/ink pads available to use as well as tips for them. I found it extremely informative and realized I still have so many thing to try with inks! :)
Pinterest link: http://pinterest.com/pin/255157135109247689
Original Source: http://spiritofcreativitytutorialblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/rubber-stamping-tutorial-1-ink-pads.html
The second one just seemed like such a time saver! In this article, Jennifer Blomquist shows us how to tie the perfect bow with a fork each and every time. I thought it was adorable and wanted to share for those that are like me and waste a ton of time trying to tie those tiny bows! :)
Pinterest link: http://pinterest.com/pin/255157135109150150
Original Source: http://scrapbooksteals.stealnetwork.com/wp/2012/08/14/perfect-fork-bow-how-tosday
Then there was this super cute tutorial on how to make your own envelopes by Emily Pitts over at Simple Stories. There has been a few times when I wanted a custom envelope for a card or hidden journaling instead of the regular plain envelopes. I can't wait to give this one a try!
Pinterest link: http://pinterest.com/pin/255157135108886701
Original Source: http://simplestories.typepad.com/simple_stories/2011/10/anenvelopetutorial.html
And finally, this one really caught my eye! Repurposed cardboard boxes made into adorable hanging file folders. Now that is using what you have in a creative way! :)
Pinterest link: http://pinterest.com/pin/228979962275396858/
Original Source: http://smallfryandco.blogspot.com/2011/07/hanging-file-boxes-repurposed-from.html
I hope these give you some inspiration to try something new this year! :)