Easy Birthday Gift Tag

Easy Birthday Gift Tag | Mini Van Dreams

Have you ever gotten one of those gifts that someone wrapped beautifully – almost too pretty to open?  They always have an amazing gift tag attached, right?  Well, you can make your own easy birthday gift tag with some scraps and birthday candles – in less than 15 minutes!  Jazz up the next birthday gift you give with this easy birthday gift tag and make a statement of your own!   {Read more}

You’re a Lifesaver Thank You Card

You're a Lifesaver Thank You Card | Mini Van Dreams

My You’re a Lifesaver Thank You card was an idea born out of a VBS decoration that I had made.  The theme last year was “Under the Sea” and our classroom was the inside of the submarine.  I made life rings out of paper plates, red construction paper, and twine.  I thought it would make a great Thank You card, so I set about creating one to enter into the fair.  Here is what I came up with – a simple to make, nautical themed thank you card that is perfect for everyone!        {Read more}

Retro Camper Birthday Card

Retro Camper Birthday Card | Mini Van Dreams

Check out this super cute retro camper birthday card!  A friend of mine at work camps and when I was in search of a birthday card to enter in the fair, I stumbled across a camper card and decided to create something similar.  I have always loved those retro, teal campers so I knew the color scheme would be perfect on the card.  However, choose colors that your recipient loves to make it even more special!   {Read more}

What are ATCs?

What are ATCs? | Mini Van Dreams

What are ATCs?  Have you ever wondered?  ATCs are also referred to as Artist Trading Cards.  I have seen mention of these before and have found “ATC cards” at the scrapbook store but had no idea what they were.  Recently, I joined a website dedicated to snail mail – from postcards to letters to small crafts.  I came across a beginner’s ATC swap and thought I’d try my hand at them.  For all you scrapbookers and cardmakers… they are literally just miniature scrapbook pages!  I am addicted to them!  The best part is, you can easily make them with your “scraps” from scrapbooking and other crafts!  Keep reading to learn more and see some examples I have made!

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