Art and Craft Links

These are some links to sites I have found useful in the pursuit of my arts and crafts.

General Craft Instruction

"This" to "That" Searchable site tells what is the best glue to use when attaching 'this' to 'that'
Crafty College On-line craft classes (for a fee)

Fabric Origami for making origami boxes, cards and ornaments of fabric
Craft Creations ever-changing projects instructions
TinyURL.com shrink those long URLs
FreePatterns.com Free membership to download all sorts of patterns
STAMP-IT-OUT make your own postage stamps
Imagination at Work! - an interactive drawing tool


Craft templates Templates and instructions for crafts
Templates by Donovan My favorite set of templates
Mirkwood More templates
Aunt Annie Templates
Free Printable Calendar Templates DESCRIPTION
Stampington templates

Poems, Quotes, Translations, Etc.

Thesaurus, Phrases, Quotations Great for use on cards
DMarie Poem Place Searchable poems you can use in cards. Add your own!
Quotations Another searchable quotations site
Quote Garden Find it here...
BrainyQuote Famous Quotes and Quotations

Clipart & Fonts

Country Clipart
Font Freak free fonts

General Paper Crafts

Dragonhome Ideas for using wallpaper samples
Recipes recipes for crafts
Hot glue seals instructions
The Paper Page vendor of decorative art papers
Envelope Folding lots of creative ways to fold your letter into an envelope
Dancing Violet Designs cross stitch designs make great teabag squares or cards
Marivi's Pop-ups and the next one...
More pop-ups and the sites are linked to one another.
Folded Stars clear instructions on folded stars (3d)
Stampington Co. Rubber stamps, arts & crafts and scrapbooking ideas. Vendor of supplies as well.
Joan Irvine The pop-up lady
Acme create your text online using their fonts of 'dymo tape', 'candy hearts' or 'license plate'
Epson Creative Zone lots of printables and projects
A.R.T. Tutorials
Origami kimono fold
Origami puffy star
a tutorial index

Parchment Crafting and Supplies

Ecstasy Crafts Pergamano vendor **free patterns**
Kate's site gallery
Karen's Parchment Page gallery **free patterns**
New Life Creations vendor, gallery **free patterns**
Emily's Parchment Palace vendor, gallery **free patterns**
Dorothy's Rubber Rainbow vendor, gallery **free patterns**
Carla's site vendor, gallery **free patterns**
Cinny's Pick of the Parch
MPP-Creative vendor
Anna's site gallery
Tiny's Hobby Page gallery, **free patterns**
Nancy's Picture Trail gallery of parchment cards

Teabag Folding and Supplies

Kim's Crane has many papers suitable for teabag folding
Mandy's teabag folding
Tiny's site on teabag folding
Nancy's Picture Trail gallery of teabag folding
Teabagfolding tiles free
MsVic's teabagfolding links
Teabagfolding links
Card Inspirations teabag folding on card
Card Inspirations teabag fold
Card Inspirations teabag folding
Teabag tiles
Splitcoaststampers Resources


Jonathan Talbot Collage artist and author
Creative Inspirations info and gallery
Laurie Early Gallery 1999
Bella Rosa Paper Arts Vintage art stamps & collage enhancements
Found Elements Vendor of unique vintage and second-hand items for collage and assemblage
Airline Timetable Images Vintage ephemera
Travel Ephemera Graphic Design from the 1920s and 1930s
Ephemera vintage and antique posters
Ephemera Society of America Images to download

Altered Books

Dragonhome Ideas on how to alter books
Burning Rubber Paper arts
MacAndrew's Gallery Artist's Books
A Humument home page
Anne's altered books

Handmade Books

How to make a paperback book
Book info site
Barbara's Bookmaking links
The Book Arts Website
Japanese binding
Japanese Stab Binding

Handmade Paper

Exploratorium papermaking instructions

Stamping and Stamp Carving

Gingerwood Carve your own stamps - instructions
Rubber stamping tips and tricks
RubberStampMadness Magazine
Split Coast Stampers Links
Rubber Stamps Vendor who makes personalized art stamps from your artwork
The Stampin' Place tips
Ink-a-Stamps Vendor
AllCrafts vendor / projects
Impressive Stamps almost 3000 samples of rubber stamped cards
Chantal's Guide to Tea Bag Folding
Letterboxing North America - an activity like geocaching using hidden rubber stamps and online clues to find and record them.
Rubber Road Adventures - stamping techniques

Card Crafting

Backgrounds more background ideas
Card Inspirations some card ideas
Craft Creations Magazine Click on Free Projects
Two Peas in a Bucket over 300 pages of full card ideas
Handmade Card Ideas
Making Cards Card making ideas and projects

Paper Embroidery

Flower and hearts
Diddle - girl and boy cartoon mouse
Disney patterns - Snow White, Pooh, Dalmations
Elegant Misc Patterns
A & N Heesackers (Netherlands) large flower pattern
Bezige Bij - Square border patterns of hearts and flowers On the left under MENU hold your mouse on "Creatief." And click on "Borduurpatronen
Card Inspirations (United Kingdom) patterns for: Christmas ornament, cross, snowflake and daisies. Butterfly, flowering vine, holly wreath
Prick 'n Stitch (South Africa) cute clown pattern
Queree (Netherlands) Click on Queree on the left column. Queree is a distinct type of Paper Eembroidery where you incorporate punches. If you don't have the specific punch for the project, try improvising with one you do have
Stitching Cards (United Kingdom) Butterfly, flowering vine, holly wreath, stitching alphabet font
String art patterns Beautiful patterns that might be adapted for embroidery on paper
Teardrop patterns An easy pattern for beginners
Wim's card page (Netherlands) birds & hearts pattern by Erica Fortgens
Leaping dolphin
Easter chick
Geometric flowers and border
Playing cards symbols
Graphic elements
Summer beach scene
Flowers of winter and Autumn
Summer rose
Lori B's Photo Bucket
Alisha's Photo Bucket
Card Inspirations Form-a-Lines patterns


Pop-ups for scrapbooks
Two Peas in a Bucket
Scrap Jazz
Simple Scrapbooks magazine
Stickers Galore buy scrapbook stickers online
Help for Scrapper's Block

ArtiStamps (Faux Postage)

Dragonfly Dream Artistamps
Artistamp, Inc Faux Postage
Stamp It Out create your own artistamps online by uploading your jpg file


Deckle Edge Watercolor hints and tips
Armchair Paint Classes learn to paint online
Wet Canvas
Watercolor Magic
Watercolor Online
Nita Leland
John Lovett

Jewelry Making and Metalsmithing

Jewelry Designer's Studio Innovative products for jewelry wax modeling and design
International Gem Society Informational site (charts)

More Links to Crafty Links

Gingerwood Many links to art and craft web sites
Dragonhome Links to rubber stamping pages and much more
Donovan Craft links by Donovan
Split Coast Stampers Rubber Stamping Links
Creative Zone links to book and paper arts sites
MsVic's teabagfolding
Richard's teabag folding links
Craft Site Directory quilling links
Barbara's Bookmaking links
Craft Site Directory links to general crafts