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Card Making

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…)

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!        (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!   (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…)

Father’s Day Card for Car Lovers

Father's Day Card for Car Lovers | Mini Van Dreams

My dad was a mechanic and loved cars his entire life.  I am sure he would have loved to receive this Father’s Day Card for Car Lovers!  While it looks hard, it is rather easy to put together in an hour or so.  If you can’t find the license plate or repair shop sign, check out Google Images for something similar.  This could also be easily turned into a birthday card for the motorhead in your life.   (more…)

Mother’s Day Card for Moms that Sew

Mother's Day Card for Moms that Sew | Mini Van Dreams

May 14th is Mother’s Day!  Today, I am sharing this super-cute Mother’s Day Card for Moms that sew!  It looks difficult, but it really is quite simple.  It is, however, more complex than most of my cards.  So, don’t get discouraged- just practice on the dress folds with some scrap paper!  Ready?  Gather your supplies and let’s go!

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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!

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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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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’!

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Scrapbook Layout To Do List

Free Scrapbook Planner Series | Mini Van Dreams

Now that the holidays are over and you have all those pictures that need scrapped, let’s get back into our Scrapbook Planner Series!  Today’s free printable is a Scrapbook Layout To Do List.  This printable is perfect to jot down ideas and notes on your layouts prior to planning them on your Scrapbook Page Planner we shared prior to the holidays!  And, make sure you check out our Scrapbook Shopping List so you never forget adhesive again!

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