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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!   (more…)

Cell Phone Just Because Handmade Card

Cell Phone Just Because Handmade Card

Our cell phone “just because” card is adorable and so easy to make!  You can easily make this into a Happy Birthday card or anything you want!  Another feature is that it is perfect for a man or woman – or the text-crazy teen in your life!  Don’t forget your emoticons!  Grab your supplies and let’s get crafting!   (more…)

Forever & Always Valentines Day Card

Always & Forever Valentine's Day Card

Our Forever & Always Valentines Day Card is perfect to show your sweetie how much they mean to you.  If you have basic paper crafting skills and know how to weave, you can make this card in less than an hour!  Impress your Valentine this year with a handmade card!


Scrapbooking Monthly To Do List

Free Scrapbook Planner Series | Mini Van Dreams

Welcome back to our Scrapbook Planner Series!  Today’s free printable is a Monthly To Do List that can be used by itself or in conjunction with our other planner printables!  Make sure you also check out our Scrapbook Page Planner, Scrapbook Shopping List, and Scrapbook To Do List!  Just like our other printables in our Scrapbook Planner Series, these sheets are available in color and black and white!  Plus, I even have directions on how to print these to fit in your planner!  Get to scrappin’!


Get Well Soon Card

Get Well Card | Mini Van Dreams

This quick and easy Get Well Soon card can be thrown together in minutes and uses up scraps you might have around.  It doesn’t have to be purple, just stick with the same color scheme and it will look amazing.  As you can see, I added a little “sparkle” to the card that takes it up over the top.  Make a few of these to have around for when you need them… you could even use it as a birthday or just because card!


Live in the Sunshine Card – PART 2

Live in the Sunshine Card Tutorial | Mini Van Dreams

Welcome to part 2 of my Live in the Sunshine Card!  Today, we are going to make the tear flamingo out of mulberry paper!  If you stumbled onto this post first, make sure you check out Part 1 to learn how to make the entire card!  Ready?  Let’s go!


Live in the Sunshine Card – PART 1

Live in the Sunshine Card Tutorial | Mini Van Dreams

As my Live in the Sunshine Card is a rather intricate one, I have decided to break it up into a two part post.  Today, we will work on the card portion, and tomorrow I will show you how to make the super cute torn mulberry paper flamingo.  Uber adorable!  One you learn this easy technique, the sky is the limit!  Think bears, penguins, dogs, cats… if it is an animal and is furry, you can make it look awesome on a card!  So, without further adieu, let’s get going on the base of the card!  Make sure you come back tomorrow for part 2!


Anniversary Card

Anniversary Card | Mini Van Dreams

It’s been awhile since I have shared a card tutorial, so I wanted to share my Anniversary Card!  (Spoiler alert, Don!)  This was one of my fair cards, but for the life of me I can’t remember if I won anything for it or not.  I think Dee stole this ribbon away from me, but it was well-deserved!  While this card looks difficult, it is rather easy.  The most difficult part is getting the brads in the paper!  I promise!


Mother’s Day Card

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The Mother’s Day Card I am sharing today takes a little longer than most of the card tutorials I post, but as you can see – it is completely worth it for this super-cute card.  As with all of my cards, feel free to make it your own with different papers, colors, and sentiments.  This would be adorable as a birthday card for just because card, as well.


Easy Scrapbooking for Beginners

Easy Scrapbooking for Beginners via Mini Van Dreams

Today’s tutorial is Easy Scrapbooking for Beginners.  That’s right… YOU can scrapbook, even if you never have before!  Do you have a bunch of pictures sitting in a box at home?  Every time you come across it, do you think to yourself “If only I knew how to scrapbook!”  I know what you are thinking though, “it looks so hard and I am not creative.”  But, I am here to show you how to scrapbook!  If you can use adhesive and a paper cutter, you can scrapbook.  Trust me.