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Benefits of Crafting- stress management

Ask any avid crafter what he or she enjoys most about their hobby and you will likely get an impassioned reply. Some people like the challenge of learning a new skill, while others simply get a kick out of shopping for new supplies. Many feel a sense of accomplishment from crafting,  and really, what could be more gratifying than making something with you own two hands?

IMG_2199[1]  The most common benefit of crafting that people cite is stress management. Crafts and hobbies can be very relaxing, while offering a creative outlet that many people crave. "When I first started scrapbooking I thought it was just to preserve the memories but now it is so much more," says Wendi from Leesburg, Virginia. "Scrapbooking has awakened the 'artist' in me and I have discovered that I need to be creative. That may mean scrapbooking, it could include painting, photography, or sewing. The key to my sanity - to my mental health - is to be crafty/creative." The sentiment is one that most arts and crafts enthusiasts can relate to. 

Ever since I say this saying in the new Decor Elements line- I have wanted to put it on my wall. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted but this is what I came up- I just attached the vinyl to the glass front on the frame- added some Designer Series paper and a ribbon. I think it turned out alright- the best part is I can change out the paper background and the ribbon as my mood changes. Which could mean several times a day around here- just ask my kids!

Here are the supplies I used to complete this:


Medium Our Attitude Toward Life Décor Elements119428
Artwork can be inspiring in more ways than one. Place this Décor Elements piece on your wall as a beautiful reminder of one of life's simple truths. It also makes a wonderful housewarming gift--simply apply it to your favorite Designer Series paper and frame it.

■ Dimensions: 17-3/4" x 12-3/4"
■ Dimensions (HxW) are approximate 
■ Available in a variety of colors
■ This product may affect the paint on some surfaces and wall coverings 


1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon115617

Stampin’ Up!’s grosgrain ribbon colors were selected to coordinate with our exclusive color palette. Our striped grosgrain is a quick and inexpensive embellishment for your cards and gift bags, and comes in our exclusive colors.
■ 1-1/4" wide
■ Approximately 10 yards
■ 100% polyester

Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper113974

Our Designer Series papers are absolutely beautiful and use our palette of colors and original images. Designer Series paper makes it easy to create a card or scrapbook page with coordinating background paper, card stock, and stamped images. It also covers On Board chipboard beautifully. 

■ 12" x 12", 100-lb text
■ 12 sheets per package (2 each of 6 designs)
■ Exclusive designs and colors, with patterns based on Stampin’ Up! art
■ Coordinate with Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors: Very Vanilla, Kraft, and Not Quite Navy