Inset Die Technique – Easter Card

Card for Easter

This sweet Easter Card was made to show how to do an inset technique using a die-cut. The concept is to insert the negative pieces so that the design is flat when finished. This technique can be used for a variety of different materials that you can die-cut. 

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This post is a part of a monthly craft challenge between the crafters at Creatively Crafty Facebook Group. Our March theme is Easter. Take a moment and visit all the other Easter crafts and then you can add yours to the link-up.

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How To Make A T Shirt Into A Pillow

Repurpose a Band T-shirt

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We take our kids to concerts, well I should say their aunt takes them more than we do! The girls are teens now but over the years they have collected quite a few band t-shirts and as they grow, they grow out of them. There are some shirts more than others that they would like to keep. So I offered to make a pillow from a recently outgrown shirt. Using a pillow insert from Fairfield World makes this craft easy to do. I ordered a 2 pack of 14″ pillow inserts on Amazon.

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March is National Craft Month. So I’ve partnered with some of my favorite creative bloggers to share some crafty ideas with you!

pillow insert package


  • T-shirt
  • Pillow Insert
  • thread
  • sewing machine
  • pins
  • scissor
  • chalk marker
  • needle
  • ruler


band t-shirt

mark the top seam – turn inside out
pin and trim

sew the seam


mark the bottom seam, pin, leave an opening

sew the bottom seam and trim off any extra fabric

because the design went up into the sleeve area, I sewed the sides at an angle

insert the pillow to check the size

hand sew the opening closed

make sure to hide the stitches

A Decorative Victorian Fan with Rinea Foiled Paper

Victorian Fan Decor

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I am sharing a tutorial for decorating a Victorian fan on the Rinea blog today. This month the design team at Rinea is partnering with Creative Embellishments for our projects. The fan uses pieces mainly from Rinea, Creative Embellishments, and Little Birdie. 

If you shop at Little Birdie and would like to use a discount code (affiliate link), Janet05 will give you a discount of 5%.
Use the following affiliate linking discount code JANETTRIESCHMAN at Rinea for a 10% off savings.

Print This Free Kitchen Conversion Chart

A Free PDF File

There comes a time when every cook needs a conversion chart. It is hard to keep all these different numbers in our heads. You can print this free version and save it for everyday use. The free PDF file is a convenient 4″ x 6″ in size, making it easily fit in your recipe box or tape it inside your kitchen cabinet for a quick reference. If you think you will be using it often, you might want to laminate it as well. You can download the file at the following link.

The Everything Mediterranean Instant Pot Cookbook

Last year on a trip to Greece, I felt so healthy from eating Mediterranean food. The food was so clean and while it filled us up it did bloat us or make us feel stuffed. I was really excited to see The Everything Mediterranean Instant Pot Cookbook in hopes of gaining some of that experience back with food. I am really excited to try out some of the soup recipes as well as the Poultry. I am not sure which I will try first, Chicken and Orzo Soup, Easy Pesto Chicken and Potatoes, or Whole Roasted Chicken and Herbs. Don’t they all sound good?

About the book:

300 easy, healthy Mediterranean recipes for the most popular kitchen appliance‚ÄĒthe Instant Pot‚ÄĒperfect for anyone following the Mediterranean diet!

The Mediterranean diet is celebrated all over the world for its fresh and healthy ingredients, vibrant flavors, and complex recipes. Following this diet can help you reduce inflammation, avoid disease, and lose weight, making it popular for anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle.

The Everything Mediterranean Instant Pot Cookbook shows you how to recreate classic Mediterranean meals in under an hour using the much-loved multi-cooker, the Instant Pot. With more than 300 recipes for delicious meals, snacks, and even desserts, you‚Äôll have everything you need to create healthy, fresh, and fast meals every day of the week.

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Everything (February 11, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 150721250X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1507212509
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 9 inches

How To Fold An Origami Box

Folding an origami box is rather easy and can be done with a variety of different papers. This version is made with a printed pattern on regular copy paper. The images are called Bio Dots and I downloaded them for free at The Craft Chop. You can try your own version with whatever paper you have on hand, or download patterns like I did to create your own. An origami box works well for storage or gift-giving. With the patterned paper, it works as a wrapped gift!



Cut two square sheets of paper. I started with 8″ squares. To make the bottom box fit, I actually ended up using a 7.5″ square. So the top was 8″ and the bottom was 7.5″.

video tutorial

To add a bit of stability, I glued a piece of coordinating cardstock into the bottom box.

Check out some of these other origami tutorials:

3D bunnies

Heart banner

Tulip flower

3D box ornament

Tea light holder/triangle box

3D Hearts

3D Paper Stars

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Got a Stubborn Pair of Scissors?

Don’t you hate it when you pick up a pair of stubborn sticky scissors? Well, here is a quick fix. I am over on the ScraPerfect blog today sharing how I quickly fixed my pair of scissors with the Best Cleaner Ever. [blog post]