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DIY Labels Part II - Without Label Stamps or Dies - Make Your Own Labels

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DIY Labels Part II - Without Label Stamps or Dies - Make Your Own Labels

How to make your own labels without stamps or dies, this time postal stamps included and finding more found objects for stamping.  I found the object I was looking for to make the shape and size I had in mind, (Tic-Tac mint container). Some tips on the best objects to use for ease of cleaning and how to make a great tear ruler from junk. It's easy to feel you have to run out and buy another craft item; some advice on how to plan your craft purchases if you are a beginner to enable you to afford the ones...

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DIY Labels - No Dies - No Stamps

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DIY Labels - No Dies - No Stamps

Handmade Labels It’s seems labels are very popular as of late. I’ve watched many videos of inspirational additions to digital printable labels as well as how to add interest with stamps.  I like trying to recreate things with for those who may not have a lot of craft supplies. I have a lot of label ephemera but wanted some number labels specifically so I wanted to give it a go without having to make a purchase myself.  These were a lot of fun and this option gives you many more shapes to choose from as can commonly be found in...

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Peek-A-Boo Pockets

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Peek-A-Boo Pockets

Quick Ephemera Super quick scrap buster ephemera project tutorial. 4-5 pockets one letter size sheet. Can be used inside journals, as a send along with sold journals to hold ephemera or as gift/greeting pocket folders. Use larger size scraps to quickly reduce your digital print paper clutter.

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Floral Tags - Shaped Paper Flower Project

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Floral Tags - Shaped Paper Flower Project

Special Occasion Tags I was inspired by a vintage rose project from Heartfelt Creations (a very inspirational channel) which had some dark pink roses on a dark brown background along with some other die cut embellishments and very muted colored scrapbook papers. A lot of eye catching contrast but muted and moody as well. I have also been experimenting with inked embossing folder techniques and combining textures with embossing and dimensional shaped flowers.  I think creating deluxe tags like these are perfect for very special occasions like weddings and rather than embellish another paper box for my daughter's Easter gift...

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Showcase – Shaped Paper Flowers

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Showcase – Shaped Paper Flowers

Shaped Paper Flower Project I have been enjoying making these paper flower creations for gifts and embellishments. I used die cuts and tried several different papers. All elements are made with paper. I made a glue/water sizing mixture to soak paper for some of the elements. To shape the stems and curled elements outside the flower I used the tiny cut off edges from scrapbook paper, dipped my finger in the sizing and ran it along the paper until it was lightly soaked and then I carefully began to twist the paper until it was a tight stem. I inked...

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