Hello! Welcome to paper crafting world!
My name is Darina Pichugin and I am a founder of Darina’s Crafts. Actually, Darina is my middle name, so if you happen to see a signature “Laura D Pichugin” – that’s still me. I am a busy mom of two super-active small kids. Apart from that, I have been a devoted paper crafter for years. And through all these years I have accumulated so many hand-made cards and boxes, so many templates and techniques, and have so many new ideas coming up almost every day that I simply must share all this knowledge I have.
My paper crafting journey has boosted significantly since my husband presented me my first Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine. Until then I used to cut intricate details with a crafting knife spending long hours on one pop-up card. Now my biggest time-consuming part of making a new project is choosing the right coordinating paper. Everything else is easy: I create those intricate delicate designs myself in Silhouette Studio software and simply send them to my Cameo.
I had a strong feeling that it’s a shame for all those designs which I have already made to be piled in my computer when I can share them with others! Thus with a huge support from my family, I launched Darina’s Crafts to share what I know and what I do as a crafter. Here you may always find free SVG, Silhouette Studio, and PDF templates to make beautiful gifts for your family and friends; custom designed gifts; learn new techniques; watch step by step tutorials, and find out where to buy best priced good quality scrapbooking materials.
I always test all of my designs by cutting them and creating a fully finished gift first before I release this design and list it for sale. It is time-consuming, but this way I can be sure that there are no mistakes and that all parts are 100% ready to be cut and assembled. Plus, I often make free tutorials on how to assemble my designs.
I have tons of ideas. And I will gladly hear your suggestions and recommendations what you would like to see here: new template, new card, forum, a custom mini-album specifically designed and hand-made for you, or maybe you want to publish your own tutorials and templates. I promise to answer the comments. Get involved. Let’s create a supportive community together for both beginner and experienced crafters!
Here, at Darina’s Crafts, all crafters are welcome! It’s all about paper crafting and beyond!
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