When it comes to crafting, the internet is full of websites offering cool ideas and great downloads. Unfortunately, there aren't enough hours in a day to take advantage of it all. (Or, I suppose, paper in my craft stash but that could be fixed ;) ) The following six sites are ones which I have had my eye on but have yet to use (but they will be! Some day...). I just want to share them in case any one of you were thinking of doing your own crafting projects.
When they announced that Paper Crafts had run its last issue, I was saddened. This was a great publication for card making inspiration and I always enjoyed thumbing through their glossy pages. I'm not sure how long they will continue keeping the site up but they offer some lovely quality downloads for sentiments and images to use for cards or scrapbooking. Have a look: http://www.papercraftsmag.com/sentiments/index.html
I discovered this website through a patient of mine who was admitted to the hospital for two weeks. During that time, she filled her room with paper models which she had printed from this site and meticulously pieced together. There are hundreds of things you can print out and make if you have a colour printer and a stack of paper. The animal models are definitely on my 'to try' list: http://cp.c-ij.com/en/contents/1006/
On the theme of paper models, I came across this site ages ago and was exceptionally impressed with this group's creativity and dedication. They are steadily working their way through all the Pokémon and even if you don't plan on creating your own collection of paper Pokémon, you should still browse their site to admire their amazing work. http://www.pokemonpapercraft.net/
It's so tempting to make 'em all though!
Okay, so there's only one download offered here but it is such a cute one that I couldn't resist adding it to my list. Her Sweet Berrylicious Collection is just waiting for me to host a summer tea party so that I have an excuse to print these out: http://sweetlysweet.blogspot.ca/p/free-stuff.html
I found this blog through Pinterest when I came across a picture for some cute paper orchids. Turns out that she has a lot more than paper orchid templates for download: http://liagriffith.com/freebies/
Pop-ups are my new fascination - they just awaken the kid in anybody. This site has clear instructions on making all your basic pop-ups. There are also templates available if you need them. Just you wait, one day, I'll be making something as cool as the Game of Thrones pop-up book. http://wp.robertsabuda.com/make-your-own-pop-ups/
These are just a few many, many websites out there offering free crafting downloads. Do you have any that you like and would recommend? I'm always up for suggestions!