Helen Griffin is a prolific crafter who specialises in mini albums and off-the-page projects. She launched her own brand, Simply Made Crafts in 2018 with Craftstash and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Her blog and Youtube channel features videos with step-by-step instructions for creating some stunning 3D projects that make great personalised gifts for every occasion. We’ve put this up to a vote at the Craftstash headquarters and we’ve narrowed down our top 5 favourite Helen Griffin tutorials. Of course we recommend watching every single one of her tutorials, but if you’ve only got time for 5, here are our picks:
1. Christmas Square Pillow Box
Helen should consider changing her name to Helen Clause because she does Christmas crafting right! She has an endless supply of ideas and inspiration for off-the-page projects and personalised gifts. Our favourite thing about this tutorial is that it’s easier than you’d imagine with the help of the Simply Made Crafts Square Pillow box die, available exclusively at Craftstash. Here’s a quick video by Helen showing how to assemble the die in case you need extra guidance. Otherwise, dive into this tutorial:
2. Trifold Shutter Mini Album
Helen is a mini album whisperer! She makes her albums look so effortless and she makes them from everything from card stock to paper bags! Her tutorials are so inspiring and this one caught our eye because we love Trimcraft patterned paper pads.
3. DIY Galaxy Rainbow Planner
We love getting inky with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides! Helen used these hybrid inks to create a beautiful DIY planner cover that will inspire you to stay organised all year round.
4. One Sheet Mini Album Trio in Suitcase Holdall
You’ll fall in love with this mini album suitcase! We did and we can’t wait to make our own. We highly recommend a scoreboard for this project and the Hunkydory Adorable scoreboard is perfect because it has both inches and centimetre measurements for easy scoring.
5. How to Store Craft Magazines
If you’re new to Craftstash then you might not know that our sister company, Practical Publishing publishes heaps and heaps of craft magazines! Our desks are overflowing with some fantastic titles, but we definitely need a system to organise these beautiful issues. While this tutorial isn’t a project, it is a clever storage idea that we can’t wait to try. It’s perfect for Craftstash customers that are also magazine subscribers!
Have an extra moment? Check out our magazine issues on Craftstash! We’re sure you’ll find a title you love!