Most Popular Project Round-Up 2012!

Hi Everyone

The Giveaway previously listed here is now closed.
You can see a summary here and winners will be announced on December 9, 2012

Today’s post is my end of year round-up – a showcase of my most popular posts by page views this year. I am always surprised by what people enjoy reading the most! Be sure to follow on Facebook and the website as I will be launching some products for sale next year – think washi tape, twine, buttons and other embellishments that can be used with any paper collection!

Click on the title to be taken to the complete post.
    Make these magnets and a magnet board with paper and mod-podge.
    Color step-by-step tutorial using a single sheet of paper.
     Make these colorful beads from scrapbook paper
    These little paper favors can be adapted to any occasion.

    Flowers that last forever – perfect for a long-lasting gift
    This little album is one of the few projects I made for myself!

    Make one of these for any celebration – lots of fun and super-quick to make

    A whole week of tutorials great for creating Wedding Stationery
    Another project just for me – great way to use your not-so-good phone pics!

    Still by far my most popular project – these cards now have their own website!

    Post a comment with any questions
    Lowri ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am linking up this post to these websites here.

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  1. Reply Miriam Prantner December 6, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    All great posts! I can't wait to see what you are going to share in the new year! I predict that there will be a lot more glitter in 2013.

  2. Reply Andrea Garland December 6, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    Amazing projects around the year, I'm sure you are going to surprise us with all the 2013 projetcs. My prediction of the hotest trend for 2013 maybe heagons… because I saw the sneak peeks of the Hero arts catalog for CHA winter and there are some amazing hexagons stamps.

  3. Reply CraftyRia December 6, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Wow! What super duper great projects! I can't wait to make more of them. I predict that paper-piecing will come back strong in 2013, but using our electronic cutters instead of scissors.

  4. Reply Gwen0412 December 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    I love all the tutorials posted above!!I agree with Miriam, I think glitter is gonna be "IT" in 2013!!

  5. Reply Nynee December 6, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Awesome projects this year can't wait for next years projects. I predict for next year we are going to have lots of bright colours. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy new year. Looking forward to what the new year brings

  6. Reply Angela December 6, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    I think next year we are going to see more fun borders and fun color combinations!

  7. Reply Meghan December 6, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    I wish I could predict the next trend! I always look forward to seeing what the next great thing is! Loving your inspiration posts!

  8. Reply ะกั‚ะพะบะปะธ December 6, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    I don't know what's there in 2013, but I'll be waiting for winter CHA!

  9. Reply Andrea December 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    HI my dear ! i am not that good at scrapbooking terms but , I predict you and your people will have a lot of fun and friendship on 2013!
    Thanks a lot ! Andrea

  10. Reply Maria December 6, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    I think the hottest scrapbooking trend can be badges and gems, I'm not sure ^_^

  11. Reply PamSpradlin December 6, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    I think one of the trends will be more use of the Washi Tape that is out there. There are so many ways to use it and Pinterest will mostly keep our interest in it for scrapbooking. Another trend that I think I am seeing is the use of a pale turquoise in most of the lines. In the last month I have also seen 2 new paper companies that I haven't seen around before. So therefore I hope the prediction that scrapbooking will be taking an uphill swing will come true.

  12. Reply KellyG December 6, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Some of my favorite posts were your favorite too! Lots of great ideas! I think washi tape is going to continue to be hot in 2013!

  13. Reply Barbara December 6, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Love the projects and have done a few myself thats to the great tutorials! Prediction for 2013 is anyone's guess, but I hope to see more background stamping on layouts, brighter color combinations, and Washi Tape, cause I LOVE my Washi!!

  14. Reply Lisa P December 6, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Ooh…hard to predict. I think stitching will continue to be strong, lots of clean designs and small patterns? Maybe that's just what I want. Hmmm.

  15. Reply Lisa P December 6, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Ooh…hard to predict. I think stitching will continue to be strong, lots of clean designs and small patterns? Maybe that's just what I want. Hmmm.

  16. Reply Lisa P December 6, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Ooh…hard to predict. I think stitching will continue to be strong, lots of clean designs and small patterns? Maybe that's just what I want. Hmmm.

  17. Reply julie e December 6, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Wow – hard to guess – but I think wood veneer is going to continue to be hot and project life is going to be even more popular. And vellum will continue its comeback.

  18. Reply Letty S December 6, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    I like all your projects! About the prediction for 2013 I think that washi tape will keep being strong as well as the Project Life stuff! Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays!!

  19. Reply Sheila December 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    One thing I've started seeing on more blogs lately is embroidering with yarn on paper – I can see that making it's way into scrapbooking more. Or maybe I just follow too many knitting/yarn blogs…

  20. Reply cardgirl December 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    I want to learn all these projects, will put time aside to look at each & every one. Predictions are hard but more 'hand made' look like stitching, loads of shapes (hexagonal etc) with masks & embossing folders, backgrounds with more use of different mediums & much more.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Reply Emily December 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Let's see…I'm going to say the neon trend will continue to grow, even though I'm not that big a fan of it.

  22. Reply Torrie December 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    I think that Neon will hit scrapping like it hit fashion and color blocking-kepping it all simple, with clean lines.

  23. Reply Gregsgirl's crafty corner December 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    so inspiring, thank you for all of your wonderful ideas! I think beads and glitter might start to take off more!!

  24. Reply Vicki December 6, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    I think the Project Life concept is going to continue to grow with a lot more companies doing their own versions of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Reply Carmen Nuland December 6, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    I agree with some of the other comments – I've been seeing glitter trending lately. I also think the distressed, shabby look is becoming very popular. (Here's hoping the 2012 neon trend ends soon – ugh)

  26. Reply Carrie December 6, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    I don't know what the hottest scrapbooking trend will be because I am so far behind the times! Hopefully it's simplicity!

  27. Reply McStamper December 6, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Love all the projects. Couldn't even begin to imagine what will be coming next – but I know it will be good!!

  28. Reply Michele Duffy December 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    I also think Project Life is going to continue to grow, and will be the hottest trend.

  29. Reply scrappymo! December 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    I am going to guess that it will be hexagons!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  30. Reply Tracey December 6, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Thanks for sharing the links to these amazing projects! I look forward to spending some time checking them all out!!

    I wish I could make a prediction on the next trend but I am so not good at that stuff. I am terribly about keeping up with trends. I just go with what I like – trendy or not.

  31. Reply lisa808 December 6, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    I think mason jars will continue to be hot next year.

  32. Reply the paper addiction December 6, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    just when I think I am done – I find fabulous inspiration for more Christmas goodies here. Thanks for all the eye candy xx Michelle

  33. Reply Diana Fernandez December 6, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    I'm horrible at predictions… I'm going with hexagons, and brighter colors??

  34. Reply Etcetorize December 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    I haven't got a clue! I'm more of a follower than a trendsetter…so I guess I'll just go with the first few comments and say glitter~

  35. Reply Memories by Manda December 6, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    I think the hottest trend will be the products you hinted at. Washi is always good ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Reply June December 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    I have no idea about the next trend, but I think it will have something to do w/different shapes…The hexagons went over big, so I'm thinking in that general direction…

  37. Reply Mary Mac December 7, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    I have love following you on Facebook. All of your projects have been fun. I think in the next year we will see many new diecuts and perhaps new types of diecut machine.

  38. Reply Kathie December 7, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    My prediction….washi tape! Love it!

  39. Reply Laura Turcotte December 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    Love those projects!! I think more shapes are going to be hot next year.

  40. Reply Ange December 7, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    Hmmm, I think basic shapes are going to keep playing a big role and washi will get hotter before it's a not-er. Oh I like the glitter comment, more glitter would be awesome!

  41. Reply mamatkins December 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    I think feathers might be a new trend. Thanks

  42. Reply Rhonda December 7, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    I'm thinking (or hoping at least!) that Diamond Wrap will be the hottest new trend next year!

  43. Reply Karenladd December 7, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    You've inspired me to give the paper beads another try after having made them with my daughter years and years ago! Love to recycle paper in all forms! As for hottest trends, I am seeing a real move toward simplicity in both card making and scrapbooking. I think that the Project life format will continue to be big and that embellishments will be bold and simple..with pops of color

  44. Reply Susan December 7, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    I love any project using paper!! Thanks for the tutorials. They really help and inspire me. I predict that bright colors and lots of flowers will be part of the trends for 2013.

  45. Reply Teryl December 7, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    Love the recap, so much inspiration !! I am thinking more of the PL format with the EP launch of Photo Freedom, going to see more simple designs to get the memories captured for everyone… more badges… maybe some gel type products like the new geleez craze for kids???

  46. Reply sharon g December 7, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    I'm thinking that homemade twine (twisting different colors of embroidery floss together will be hot. Maybe?

  47. Reply SHartl December 7, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    Oh, those wedding place cards are SO fabulous!! Love the sweet little paper flowers! As for the newest trend, I'm not sure but I am thinking that handmade flowers (maybe made of fabric?) might be big for Spring.

  48. Reply Angel December 7, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    it has been a fun Christmas countdown and a fun 2012!! Thanks Lowri.
    the map folded flowers are genius. i have tons of maps after a recent trip. now i know what to do with them ๐Ÿ˜‰

    i predict the scrapbooking trend for 2013 would be simple and clean designs. ๐Ÿ˜‰ let's see if my prediction comes true.

  49. Reply Creative Quilled Creations December 7, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    I've enjoyed your Christmas countdown. I just found your site a few months ago and it is neat to see all of your projects.

  50. Reply Jean December 7, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    Such wonderful inspiration!!! I think next year's trends will be more systems which combine photo albums and scrapping. I always enjoy seeing all the new trends even if I am way far behind in using them!

  51. Reply candycoatedwhimsical December 7, 2012 at 2:03 AM

    I love these projects! As for upcoming trends – I'm not sure, but can't wait to see!

  52. Reply BethW December 7, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    I think we're going to be seeing a lot more of the clean and simple style and papers in the new year.

  53. Reply arlsmom aka Lynda December 7, 2012 at 2:54 AM

    I think chevrons and washi tape will continue to be big…I think we may go back to multipage multiphoto layouts…at least I hope so!

  54. Reply Beatrice Lawson December 7, 2012 at 3:02 AM

    Predictions.. hm.. I think we will see more masks and misting, more resist product a la Heidi Swapp and Pink Paislee… bolder colors and new flower styles, and even more washi styles and wash type products.

  55. Reply Jeniff December 7, 2012 at 3:03 AM

    I think more handmade projects would be trend in 2013 and always. Thanks for the chance to win.

  56. Reply gypsylcm December 7, 2012 at 4:34 AM

    The increased use of divided page sleeves (like Project Life pages) will continue

  57. Reply marylouh December 7, 2012 at 5:01 AM

    Scrapbooks are becoming more finished. Pages are already divided. A lot of embellishing seems to be done already. That would be a benefit for me. I'm not much of a scrapbooker. I'd rather make greeting cards.

  58. Reply Nitzan December 7, 2012 at 5:15 AM

    great give away!

  59. Reply Marla December 7, 2012 at 5:33 AM

    Great giveaway and I think there will be more hexagons, hot air baloons in 2013!!

  60. Reply GiadaLucaMommy December 7, 2012 at 5:58 AM

    I'm sure there will be lots of new trends in 2013 that will surprise us! But I will say washi tape will be the the hottest trend! Can't wait to see all the new styles and colors to come.

  61. Reply os December 7, 2012 at 6:25 AM

    Great giveaway! It isn't easy to predict but I hope for pastel colors and Washi tape. Thank you!

  62. Reply Sandy Lewis December 7, 2012 at 8:29 AM

    Wow! This would be an awesome birthday gift, as today is my birthday! I think the trends might include chalk and eyelets, with wider Washi tape.

  63. Reply cvanholstein December 7, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Your mini books are the best and very inspiring!
    I would not be surprised if the Romantic style (a lot on a page) will give room to a more simple and straight forward scrapbook style.
    But maybe this is just wishful thinking ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks for the give-aways and wish you and your great holly-days.
    Kind regards, Corina

  64. Reply sisipi December 7, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Love your projects. Especially because most of them are useful. I've allready did one of them and gave it for my mother birthday- and she was so happy.
    About the trends- I hope the will go that way (useful pretty things)

  65. Reply rush December 7, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    my prediction for next year is more vintage 50's and bold colors, but not your regular red, blue and green. thank goodness the moustaches didn't stick around long! and too bad that there was never a hexagon punch!

  66. Reply Amanda December 7, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    I predict more "Flair" & more mini anything~lol! Luv all those projects:) Thanx 4 the giveaways! ~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

  67. Reply Nicole Doiron December 7, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Oh my! I'm not good at predicting stuff… Perhaps circles will make a comeback or more and more doilies (i wish!) ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. Reply Beata F. December 7, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Love the paper set! As for the new trend washi tape is gaining popularity. For card making label cut outs will be big in different shapes and designs. Also little paper banners with messages and small paper pinwheels.

  69. Reply Karine C December 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Love all the projects posted on this page ๐Ÿ™‚ if only I could predict the next trend… I would take pics accordingly haha

  70. Reply Anski December 7, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Really wonderful projects all of these, some of my favourites there too. ๐Ÿ™‚
    My prediction…. maybe after all these hexagons, triangles etc. more natural shapes will come fashionable? I'm voting for the circle shapes! ๐Ÿ˜€

  71. Reply Pam December 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Hmmmm I think hexagons will hang around as will the banners and flags, maybe more mists and I think the mixed media trend will find its way onto scrapbook LO's more often.

  72. Reply Lauren December 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    I think burlap and twine might crossover from decorating into scrapbooking. Love your projects!

  73. Reply Lillian Child December 7, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    It's been such fun so far … what an amazing year of creativity! I think canvas and lace will be the next hot trend for 2013.

  74. Reply {VICKI} December 7, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    I'm not a good trend guesser but I'm gonna say fun vibrant colors?

  75. Reply Karen Wedding December 7, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Wow! That's a tough one. I'm thinking the punch in the middle of the page or all over the page will become big or bigger. As you can see, this is not my forte'.

  76. Reply Lisa's Creative Niche December 7, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    wow love all of the tutorials! I need to try to make those beads for a Christmas gift thanks for the how to!

    • Reply Lisa's Creative Niche December 7, 2012 at 3:12 PM

      Oh and my prediction is that it will be more re purposing things to use with papercrafting.

  77. Reply Amber December 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    I have no idea what the next trend will be but if I had to guess I would have to say more retro 80s patterns and trends ๐Ÿ˜‰

  78. Reply Kelly Sas December 7, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    So many of those projects I did and really enjoyed making them! Trend for 2013? Hmmmm I'm thinking fiber is going to be big with paper – crocheting or knitting somehow incorporated with cards, LO etc.

  79. Reply Mel December 7, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    I'm guessing that we'll see a return to pale pastels, and I think the hot "animal" will be rabbits.

  80. Reply Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder December 7, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    I NEED this! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am such a paper crafter. This would be put to great use.

  81. Reply Abbie December 7, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    I think there'll be more mixed media journaling. Thanks for the great gift ideas!

  82. Reply Katina December 7, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Foxes and stripes! This has been a fun few days, enjoyed all the posts!

  83. Reply Kim H December 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    all the projects were wonderful and inspiring. great wrapup post. thanks for the chance to win.

  84. Reply sharon g December 8, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    At this moment in time Im thinking it might be making your own embellishments in general.

  85. Reply Cheryl Hutcherson December 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Trend for 2013…flair galore!

  86. Reply paperpapier December 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    I predict it will be back to retro style.

  87. Reply Melinda AKA medialady December 8, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    I have no idea what the trend will be for next year but I love to see more companies coming out with the items that fit in the 4 x 6 and 3 x 4 pockets pages.

  88. Reply Shona December 8, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    I love your projects, and can't wait to try those flowers. I think there will be a lot more of the easy scrapping in the photo pockets. I don't know what it's called, but Echo Park is putting it out.

  89. Reply Laura Stewart December 9, 2012 at 2:26 AM

    pretty collection!

  90. Reply lutingobelin December 9, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    I made a 52 reasons I love you mini, for my mother's birthday, she was so happy ! I love it, easy and fast to do even with a lot of cards ๐Ÿ˜‰

  91. Reply Bente Fagerberg December 30, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    So many great tutorials, I shall definitely have to come back to pick up a trick or two,…or five… LOL!
    TFS and Happy New Year,Lowri!!

  92. Reply buglvr2010 December 30, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Your projects are always amazing, Lowri! Love them all!

  93. Reply Anna Sigga December 30, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Girl you are seriously talented and I do love your tutorials!
    Happy creative New Year!

  94. Reply Patricia Roebuck December 30, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Some beautiful stuff!

  95. Reply Kristy December 31, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Just WOW Lowri! You've seriously inspired all year long! Happy New Year! Can't wait to see what 2013 bring you!

  96. Reply Kate Vickers December 31, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Great projects, Lowri! I love the Pink Paislee mini book the most! ๐Ÿ™‚

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