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Tutorial: Gift Card Holder

When you give someone a gift card make it extra special for your loved one and make them a gift card holder to put it inside! Lori has a fabulous tutorial for you here and she shows you how easy they are to make! You could also decorate the holder in many ways for different occasions, make some for Christmas, … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Altered Composition Book

Gini has a fabulous tutorial for you! She shows you how you can have lots of messy fun altering a notebook! (please note: Gini has used some stamps only available in the US, but we’ve shared some suggestions for replacements in the supply list below!). Crafter’s Companion Supplies: InLinkz.com Other Supplies: Composition Book, Mists, Acrylic paints, gesso; Staz-on Ink Directions: … Continue reading


Tutorial: Destinations Address Book

Many of you have asked how this beautiful address book was made with the Destinations CD. Rachel shows you how you can make one with her fabulous step by step tutorial below. Crafter’s Companion Supplies: InLinkz.com Other Supplies: A pen, elastic, ribbon, a punch/binding machine. Directions: Step 1: Start by printing all of the elements you will need from the … Continue reading


Tutorial: Peek-a-Boo Box Card

Handmade gifts are the best kind to give! Re-create this card using the tutorial from Alexia below, and be sure to adapt it for use year round by changing patterned papers and colours, seasonal images, or anything else you can think of! This would make a great gift for Father’s Day which is coming up soon, instead of using a … Continue reading


Tutorial: Make a box full of treats!

Use your dies to create stencils that you can use to decorate your baking with! Jodi has a fabulous tutorial below where she shows you how you can do this too and create the boxes to put them in! Fill party favours with decorated cakes or add them as a surprise to a lunch box!  (Please note: Jodi has used … Continue reading


Tutorial: Chalkboard Notebook

Chalkboard effects are great fun to create! Lori shows you step by step how easy this technique is in her tutorial below. Use this technique on your cards, tags and other altered art projects! Crafter’s Companion Supplies: InLinkz.com Other Supplies: May Arts Ribbon, notebook, white pigment ink, and green card stock. Directions: Step One: Gather your supplies including a basic … Continue reading

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Sewing Machines for beginners

With The Great British Sewing Bee starting on Monday 16th May and the release of Sew Inspired Issue 4, the buzz and excitement around sewing is growing even more. Machines are a great present for a beginner starting their sewing journey or a pro who needs the newest machine on the market. Here at Sew Inspired, we want to encourage … Continue reading

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Sew Inspired is getting ‘social’

It’s such an exciting time here at Sew Inspired and to celebrate, we’ve decided to join Facebook & Twitter to create a fantastic community for lovers of all things sewing! We want to create a sewing ‘home from home’ for all of you to share inspiration, hints and tips and education. Whether you’re a beginner or pro, you’re all welcome … Continue reading


Tutorial: A Stamped box

Make your own patterned papers or card with stamped images and use them to create fabulous projects! Emily shows you how she created this beautiful box using her own stamped card in her tutorial below. Fill the box with cards or you could fill it with candy for your friends and family! Crafter’s Companion Supplies: InLinkz.com Directions: Step 1: Stamp … Continue reading


Tutorial: Mini Journal

Are you or anyone you know fascinated by space? Why not create a fabulous space themed journal for your friends and family! Chrissie shows you how with her fabulous tutorial here. Crafter’s Companion Supplies: InLinkz.com Other Supplies: Zutter (or another binding system), Wires, American Crafts Ribbon, Chipboard, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Waterbrush, Acrylic Blocks, Plain printer … Continue reading

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