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Handmade Baseball Birthday Card

As I had mentioned in an earlier post here, it can be hard to come up with ideas for masculine birthday cards.  Recently I had to make a birthday card for my friend Rachel’s son, Kai, whose birthday falls on Cinco de Mayo.  I guess I could have gone with the Cinco de Mayo theme, but […]

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Crafting for Friends

For the last few years, I have been toying around with the idea of selling on Etsy, but after a brief stint selling a few items on the site, I decided to focus on my eBay business for now.  However, late last year when my girlfriend, Amanda, made her way out to the San Francisco Bay […]

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Handmade Masculine Birthday Card

I know I’m not alone when I say that making cards for guys can be a real challenge.  Most of the cardmaking/papercrafting supplies out there tend to be feminine in theme, so finding the right materials to use in your masculine cards can be tricky.  The key is starting out with a color palette that […]

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Handmade Layered Flower Fairy Card

At the end of my last post, I promised you that I would share another card I would be making.  It was for my friends, Chandra and Randy’s daughter, Dylan.  I took a gamble on this one because it is more of a girly card, and I have no idea if Dylan is a girly […]

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Bozo the Clown Handmade Animated Birthday Card

I have been bad about making cards and keeping up with people’s birthdays.  This coming from someone who loves to make cards.  Recently, my cousin Chris’s son, Baur, had his fourth birthday, and I wasn’t able to get his card and gift out to him in time.  (They live in Minnesota).  I had an idea […]

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My Green Crafting Tendencies

There is usually a pattern to the things we do, and sometimes it takes awhile for us to realize what our natural tendencies are and what we tend to gravitate towards.  I recently made an interesting discovery about myself that wasn’t particularly surprising when I  really thought about it, but it gave me a glimpse […]

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Letting Go of Perfection

I am a perfectionist by nature.  Ever since I was little, I have been obsessed with things like accuracy and precision.  I remember when I was in second or third grade and learning about the metric system, we had a bunch of math exercises in which we had to draw lines of a given length […]

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2013 Scrapbook Expo and the Commercialization of Crafting

Over the weekend I attended the 2013 Scrapbook Expo held in Santa Clara.  It was my first time attending.  Now to be honest, I am not a scrapbooker, but I am a cardmaker, and I was eager to learn new things and see some new gadgets and tools.  I had registered for four workshops over […]

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How Crafting Became One of My Passions

How did I get started in crafting? I’d like to say that I have been creating with my hands since I was little, like a lot of creative people, but I came into it rather late, only in the last five to ten years. I just remember crafting in grade school when I was little […]

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