in the heights movie review

MOVIE REVIEW: In The Heights!

Before I go into my In the Heights movie review, I must confess – I’ve never seen Hamilton. Not even the Disney+ version. I did start it once, but it was during the holidays and I had to tend to gift wrapping and cooking duties. I’ve heard of In the

Read More »
Make a double corner folded card

Double Corner Folded Card Tutorial

I saw this double corner folded card technique on YouTube and knew I had to try it. Anything that offers a twist to tradition, I’m down. In this case, it’s stripping away the concept of the left-sided card and innovating with a new cut. It’s the same cardstock we use

Read More »
Make a display case

5 Ways to Make a Display Case

Here are five ways to make a display case! This is such a fun project that also comes in handy. We have collections of all kinds of things we have lovingly nicknamed chucolucos – cositas – basically, things. If you don’t tend to them, they can pile up and even

Read More »

Crafty Chica Paper Craft Line: Customer Projects!

Have you seen the Crafty Chica product line on HSN? I had my second appearance in early May and it has been so fun to see all the awesome projects customers have been making with the papers, dies, stamps, and other items I designed. I partnered with The Maker’s Movement

Read More »

Pan Dulce Snack Board + Mas Ideas!

Let’s make a pan dulce charcuterie board! Okay – I know we’ve all been making pan dulce snack boards since forever, and charcuterie is French. But we’re in a pandemic and I’m just tryin’ to have some fun and share creativity.  I’m sure you have seen those beautiful meat, cheese,

Read More »
Craft supplies

The Importance of Using Sustainable Crafting Materials

Sustainable environments support health and well-being in an ecosystem. It helps to protect the world from the air and environmental pollution, which gives rise to other harmful diseases. By maintaining sustainability and recycling processes, we can save our environment and natural resources in the long run, so future generations can

Read More »
mothers day crafts

Mother’s Day: Get Crafty With Your Mom!

Get crafty with your mom! For reals –  flowers, and chore coupons are nice, but all moms really want is chill time. So here are some ideas to help her relax and flex her creativity. The last thing we want is for madre to break a sweat or stress! I

Read More »
Kathy Cano-Murillo

Let’s connect!

Hi, I’m Kathy, The Crafty Chica! My specialty is creative motivation. I’m an artist, author, and speaker and this is where I share my craft tutorials, artwork, articles, books, product lines, and workshops!

Let’s work together! Check out my services page HERE.

Amazon Associates Disclosure
Kathy Cano-Murillo is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

As Seen in…

Wanna Try My Bug Cookies?

I have an epic story about my home-baked cookies. Time has passed since this happened, so I feel comfortable sharing here, our own little Circle of Trust. Well, let’s wait and see on that. My freshman year in high school I volunteered to bake a double batch of my family’s

Read More »
Photo by Heitor Verdi from Pexels

How to Mend a Skirt on the Fly

      Back in the day before my entrepreneurial life, I worked as an appeals clerk at Phoenix Municipal Court. My whole world revolved around scoring vintage dress clothes that I’d show off at my so-called prestigious office gig as the appeals clerk. One morning I slipped past my

Read More »