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Friday Craft, Happy Happy

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I took a new stamp set for a spin just in time for Mother’s Day. I believe this paper pad is from Die Cuts With a View, beautiful florals and a mixed media effect. I die cut tons of different sized flowers and petals, then mixed and matched them into flower combinations. I die cut several rectangles using a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle set and die cut the sentiment using the Simon Says Stamp stitched banner set. The Happy Happy Happy stamp set matching dies cut out the Happy words. Once I had a good stash of components built up, I assembled 15 cards in a sitting.

Friday Craft, Time of Craft

Tutorial time!  Gather together your ingredients…

You will need:

recycled box of undetermined size (I am using a tiny tampon box)

scissors and/or paper cutter   |   adhesive   |   pencil   |   bone folder (optional)

scrapbook paper with a pattern you like   |   about 1 hour

Measure your paper against your box…

I liked the flower pattern, so I cut around it and then took out the middle and put them back together. Perfecto!

Then I measured the other papers against the box and cut to size. (I choose to use up some 8×8 paper on this project, and I had to use 3 pages to fully cover this size box.) And a quick note about cutting paper, I love love love my Fiskars paper cutter. I started with a little one (pictured here) which worked well but didn’t fit 12×12 paper. I’ve upgraded to a larger model, and it’s the best for cutting straight lines.

Once all the pieces were measured and the corners were folded I used double stick tape to attach it all to the box…

It’s the perfect size to hold all of my tiny stationary envelopes.



Friday Craft, Craft with a Vengance

Paper flowers made with 2″ circle punches. I picked up this technique from one of the many, many, many paper craft magazines I’ve collected over the years.

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Someday I’ll show you what I do with my magazines after I’ve enjoyed paging through them. If I kept all the magazines I’ve purchased, well, we’d need a bigger house.


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