Pinterest seems to be getting more and more popular as the years go on. It’s a fantastic resource for crafting ideas, inspiration and eye-candy, so we feel right at home! The social media site’s main pull is its use of beautiful feature images, making scrolling a little easier on the eye. We like to fill our boards with everything from sewing and papercrafting to baking and jewellery making; we pin original imagery, exclusive DIY projects and the latest craft products. Handcrafting is simply amazing – and we want to share it all with you.
Crafters love using lots of colour in craft projects, no matter if they’re papercraft, sewing, jewellery making or baking. Colour is everywhere – it’s an essential part of life. Choosing the correct colour combinations can transform something plain into an emotive piece of art. Many of us resonate with certain hues; they can draw significant memories into the forefront of our minds, sway our moods for better or for worse, and elicit an emotional response. Last year, Pantone’s Colour of the Year was ‘Rose Quartz’. This year, it’s taken a refreshing twist.
Book folding has been around for a few years now, but only recently has it really taken off. This type of crafting really resonates with upcylers, home decor enthusiasts and quirky crafters because it’s economical and different. You don’t have to collect hundreds of craft supplies to create artwork. Book folding combines a person’s love of books with their love of creating. It’s the origami of the 21st century, contained within its own hardback frame.
One of the top trends for crafting in 2017 is metallics. This mesmerising effect is somewhat hypnotic; not only does it dazzle us crafters and our recipients with its brilliant shine, but it also adds a luxurious feel to practically any project. Metallics are, without a doubt, stunning. So why not make a bigger statement in your craft projects with top-of-the-trends metallic cardstock, papers, die-cuts, texture creams, ink pads, rub-ons, and other lustrous products?
Rose gold has been a prominent colour in the fashion industry for quite some time, but it comes in and out of popularity. We can say now, for sure, it’s definitely IN. Why the sudden surge in popularity again? You can thank a certain phone manufacturer’s 6th version of their best-selling smartphone. When they released a rose gold tinted phone, the world went crazy for it. Since that time, the hue hasn’t seemed to have shifted in the fashion world. In actuality, it’s no longer restricted to the fashion world – now crafters can go mad for rose gold, too.