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Paper Charms

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Paper Charms

Scrap buster project One of the best ideas I've come up with for using my scraps, which were getting out of hand. Easy project, similar to finishing signature threads, just sandwich thread between two identical shapes and glue together. Can be any combo, length or number of strands. Use to embellish pages, tags, fabric edges, tabs, paper clips and more. Decorate one side or two with jewels, pearls or however you want. I edged mine with glitter gel pen to make then shine. Tip: to make an easy to handle loop, just put a dab of glue on your finger...

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Mini Pocket Folders

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Mini Pocket Folders

Sweet Nothings I often try to create multi-purpose paper crafts that can be used for junk journals or planners but can also appeal to other paper crafters. I also send a lot of gifts and cards. This week I wanted to make some cheer me up gifts as a little mid winter pick me up for friends that I haven’t written to in a while. I came up with the idea of a mini pocket folder holding tea, some sweet little sentiments, poems, verses or notes. I used the DIY wax vellum technique. Keeping in mind it is Valentine month;...

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DIY Wax Vellum

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DIY Wax Vellum

Super Easy DIY Wax Vellum Vellum paper is a beautiful addition to any paper project. I came up with a super easy way to make wax vellum that requires very few supplies.  All you will need is a wax candle, some parchment paper, a few other sheets for blotting, a hot iron and your design. You’ll be amazed at how beautiful the colors in your papers become using this technique. The wax melts in to the paper so no need to worry about the wax crumbling or cracking and it always gives a straight beautiful cut. It can be glued...

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Tag Flip Valentines

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Tag Flip Valentines

Remember Valentine's Day of old? Rounding up all of your doilies, paper and glue to spend a winter afternoon making Valentine's Day cards and then choosing the perfect ones for each person before enclosing them in their own tiny envelopes. All those fun, pretty Valentine's with various flips and folds.   It was these memories that inspired me to design some little Valentine cards of my own which I will tuck in letters and cards this winter season. They are a breeze to make and a great way to use up those leftover strips from 12x12 sheets. I made mine the...

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Paper Ornaments

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Paper Ornaments

I was inspired to create some ornaments after watching one of my favorite paper crafters on YouTube. The ornaments were sewn but I thought they could just as easily be made of paper.  Tips Christmas calls for some glitter or bling so a quick way I added some glitter without the worry of still finding glitter in my craft room in March I used glitter glue. Squirt a small dab on to some card stock and use another piece of card stock as your ‘brush’. Scrape up a little glue from the dab on to your ‘brush’ and scrape the...

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