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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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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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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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