Chandler Creations Craft Blog


  1. I wanted a simple layout of one of our grandkids and it had to be fairly fast so this is what I came up with. I used the papers from Paper Wishes paper pack, so they all co-ordinate, and I love their paper books, they always have such great colors and matching papers, takes the guess work out and sometimes I just need something fast. I also used the wood spirals from KaiserCrafts, love their wood accent pieces too.

  2. I wanted to share another Kaiser Craft kit before and after project. I love these kits because you can do anything with them and they match your style. We all need more craft storage, at least I can always use more, but don't have alot of room for too much more and these kits are a nice size with lots of capacity and the best part is they are so cute, especially after you add all your embellishments.
  3. We are so excited to now carry the Kaiser Craft Beyond the Page finish it yourself craft storage units. Just add a little paint, paper and embellishments and you have a beautiful fun art piece to hold your craft storage. See what we mean:

    See some of the other craft storage units HERE
  4. I wanted to refresh my vegetable bin cabinet for sometime now and also wanted to try the new chalk paints that are everywhere so this was the perfect oportunity to do both. I love the fact that you don't even need to sand your projects when using chalk paint so I just cleaned up my veggie bin and got started. I removed all the hardware and just started to paint, is turned out to be a pretty fast project. I put the red coat of paint on then let it dry then I used an alcohol ink to antique it a bit, then put the wax coat on, and the part I really liked was the alcohol ink really blended into the red when I applied the wax so I got a really smooth effect, not a blotchy look.
  5. I needed a simple thank you gift and something inexpensive so I went to Michaels 
  6. It seems January is the time to get organized and I with that information I came across some great ideas. One of my favorite craft organizer ideas came from Iheartorganizing.blogspot.

  7. These signs are pretty easy to make. Once the burlap is printed just decorate the wood any way you like. I have lots of odds and ends of left over craft and scrapbook projects so I was able to use my left over supplies and only had to buy the top dowel.

  8. It's time to start decorating for Fall, I can't believe it is that late in the year all ready. Here in the rocky mountains the colors are changing and it is a very pretty time of year.

  9.  Turn an old window into a coat rack, repurpose

  10. I love this piece! it was done by my daughter in law and the wood was from The Wood Connections. It is cut from 2" thick wood and the lines between the stripes are from a router which adds a great texture element to the stripes.

  11. Here is the last of the wood projects I have been working on. This is a two layer wood kite. Can't say that my photo is the greatest, and I wish I would have taken a side pic so you could see the dimension. But I think it did turn out cute. The center is scrapbook paper that was modge podged on then sanded down slightly.

  12. How could I pass up doing a scrapbook layout with these two cute little guys. It is not very often I get them to sit down for a minute to take there pic, and act like they are having fun doing it, but this time they did. Since this was a camping layout I wanted to use earthy elements so I took a tree branch and sliced it really really thin on my scroll saw then added some faux moss to finish the wildenerss accent, and funny enough, the brown accents on the log pieces are where I burnt it while cutting it and I liked the look so didn't sand it down.

  13. This is the second summer wood project I have been working on. Actually this project took very little time, it took longer to get the photo posted that to complete it. It is a 2" thick piece of wood that was painted and trimmed with ribbon, then mounted on a wood candle stick dowel. the front was just a scrapbook paper saying that comes on a sheet with different sayings.

  14. It seems that working with wood has come back into style. Remember when the craft stores were all about tole painting on wood items? I do, I did plenty of them. Well the wood projects are certainly back in style but not tole painting, now it is using scrapbook paper and vinyl.

  15. Here is my Father's Day card, it was a really fast card to make which is nice because I usually wait till the last minute.

  16. This family monogram plaque was done with supplies from Michael's craft store. It was very inexpensive to do. It was under $8.00 and it took less than an hour to complete. I thought it was really cute and would be a good piece to hang in my family room.
    I forgot to take pics before I started the project, (I was just excited to work on it) so I took pics of the back of the pieces so you cold see what they looked like before I painted them.

  17. Here is another simple project for Valentines day. It is pretty basic but I have included a few pics to help explain. First, I found the ice cream dishes at the dollar store so this ins't an expensive craft and the candy to fill the dish will fill 2 or 3 depending on the size of the ice cream dish.

  18. This project was a really fast and easy one, so easy that I am not even really adding directions. I purchased the 2" thick wood "and" sign from
    The Wall Clock , I just emailed them and ask them to make it for me, they will make whatever you want.

  19. This isn't really a scrapbook project but I love crafting and this was one of those projects I just wanted to do. I saw a similar one at a local craft fair but of course I didn't want to spend the $40 they wanted so off to the craft store to buy some mesh. I got it at Michaels and used my 40% coupon.

  20. It is starting to get cold outside and the cards and decor around the house and yard reflect the season changes. Here is a super simple card to do using Cuttlebug folders and a really versital cut file from SVGcuts.

  21. This birthday cash idea was the biggest hit with my grandkids, they are at the age where they would like to pick out their own gift so cash is the way to go and this idea was the best ever.

  22. Here is a birthday card I did using Spellbinders dies and an SVG flower cut file from SVG Cuts. I love the colors and the way it turned out. The Spellbinders I used were Lattice Rectangles, and Ironwork Motifs. The rectangle was cut and pieced together to fit under the top green and purple paper.

  23. When you just don't know what to give someone special, it is aways a hit to give cash but not just a handful of bills, try something different. Here is a Gift idea that is more fun than just a gift card when you want to give cash.

  24. Now you can decorate the outside of your craft storage cabinet to match the inside of your craft space, it's that simple. Think of all the ways you can decorate your craft organizer.
  25. I had fun with this layout.

  26. Here is a project I did last fall for Super Saturday, a day once a year when our church group meets together to make crafts and Christmas gifts. This was a super easy project, other than the time it takes to copy the photos and make them black and white, and print them on copy paper. 
    I used copy paper because it makes them more transparent when you modge podge them onto the wood.

  27. Take a look at what one customer from Washington did with her room - Awesome is the best way to describe it. She has 2 crafters desks forming an L, and her sweet husband made the punch holder - Way to go hubby! It is so nicely done and everything looks so organized, and cheerful with fun colors.

  28. When I saw this photo of  my granddaughter I had to laugh, it was so hot and she just wanted to cool off. I knew this would be a scrapbook page. I used the Cricut butterflys and also some of the cut files off the internet I purchased along time ago. I really like how delicate they look.

  29. I love to do layouts of my familie's summer fun and this is no exception. There is always plent of photo ops around the backyard pool
    I used my Cuttlebug again on the letters and the background of the photo. It is the Spots and Dots folder. I also used Paper Wishes paper and Brad Buddies.

  30. For this card I used the Cuttlebug folders, Swiss dots and Cupcakes, the I use Spellbinders Doily Motif and Scolloped edges. The rubber stamp is a Close to My Heart stamp  I think, I don't have the packaging so I am not real sure, then I just blingged it up a bit.
  31. I needed a wedding card fast and this is what I ended up with. I have never used 2 folders on the same card so I tried it. I used the Swiss dots and I don't know the name of the other one, then I just cut out the center and on the inside I used the Bride and Groom mini folder.

  32. I found this video on on how to make, almost free, scrapbook paper holders and I just had to share it, it is an awesome idea, take a look!

    For a limited time we are giving away a free Dazzle Caddy with every order over $100.00, but only if your use the code Dazzle Today in the check out promo code.

  34. I used the Cuttlebug Chicken Wire folder and barbed wire folder on this Father's day card. We raise chickens so I thought this would be the perfect motif for my father's day card.

  35. Here is the mother's day card I made using the SVG Cut file. I love their flower files

    I love flowers and when I came across these great SVG files from

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    Here are a few napkins that I had fun with.


    Here is a project I really had fun doing.
  39. I came across this awesome cell phone case to hange your phone right from the outlet, check it out. I think you will love it. It is from Make it and Love it

    This will be my weekend project, I love this, Get directions at the above web site
  40. Craft furniture for scrapbooking,  craft tables and scrapbook paper storage are ways to keep your craft room organized. Whether you are a Jewelry maker with more beads than you know what to do with, or you love Rubber Stamping and just don't have the space to store all those stamps.  How about scrapbooking paper and card making supplies? We have the perfect storage for those products too. Our prices on furniture and desks include shipping so the price you see is the total price at check out.

  41. I wanted to share a cool technique I found in Creating Keepsakes Magazine. Done by Cindy Toby. We spent time on the Oregon coast this summer so I have lots of beach and camp pics to scrapbook. On this layout I wanted the beach and water feel so after accidently coming across this technique I thought I would try it. It uses clear transparency sheets, 2 of them, the ones that used to be used in the over head projectors.
  42. We have just added a new insert to our product line, they were designed for those sewing enthusiast that want a great place to store thread and other sewing supplies. But is would also be so great for other crafters. The inserts have long narrow cubby compartments. All kinds of uses for this great insert.

  43. Well we finally did it, we upgraded to a new look and feel. We hope it will be easier to navagate, more product image options and features, like this blog. I would LOVE to hear what your opinion is. What you like and what you don't like. One thing that I was not sure on, is the template for our product images are like scrapbook pages, with tape on the image, but some of the images are crooked just a little, just like a picture being taped to a page.