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Paper Ornaments

Christmas ornaments junk journal ornaments paper crafting

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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Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers Paper flowers are a hot embellishment right now but there is no need to worry about buying multiple flower punches when you can create flowers easily with just a circle shape. Flower petal shapes can be cut and layered multiple ways and here is just one example. They can also be embellished further by adding leaves or stems. You can also use a variety of papers and techniques to dye, ink or paint them. You can fringe the edges with gold or other metallics.  You can add jewels or other adornments to the center. You can also arrange...

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Paper Bows

Paper Bows

Are you looking for new ways to use your paper strips left over from trimming paper or book pages?  Paper bows are one way to use those scraps while making a beautiful addition to bag toppers, notebooks or gifts. You can also use them to decorate journal covers.  They are super easy to make. You can glue or staple them together. You can fasten them to fish tails, tags, circles or many other shapes.  You can embellish the center with flowers, jewels or paper circles. Mixing your paper choices gives these bows a  bohemian style. They can be any size...

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Homemade – Paper Craft Tags That Add That Special Touch

Homemade – Paper Craft Tags That Add That Special Touch

Paper Tags Paper tags aren’t just for embellishing junk journals. There are myriads of ways to create tags that add a special touch to your other homemade items like homemade food gifts, books and even cards. When you spend a lot of time creating that handmade item a store bought package just won’t do. You can buy precut tags and embellish them or you can make your own with a tag punch. I use tags for: embellishing homemade gifts as a special touch for store bought gifts as meditation prompts to complement sentiments in cards  as stand alone gifts At...

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Using Paper Scraps

Using Paper Scraps

Use Your Scraps Sometimes paper hoarding has its drawbacks. Often you end up with piles of itsy bitsy scraps that you have no idea what to do with.  It also doesn’t take long to run out of ideas for using those paper scraps that end up looking like Swiss cheese after you’ve punched them to make other things. There are always new ways to make those scraps almost disappear in no time. 

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