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Postcard Collage Tunnel Book Class

I recently had the great pleasure of taking my very first class with Bettina Pauly at San Francisco Center for the Book.  The class was for making a tunnel book.  As readers of my blog know, I have taken classes in the past for tunnel books, here and here, but Bettina had a very unusual take on […]

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Michael Chiarello “Yum” ATC and a Birthday Card

Well, my ATC obsession continues :0) The inspiration for this ATC card was a photo pictorial of sorts in on of my Food Network Magazines, that summarized chef Michael Chiarello’s journey to opening a Spanish restaurant.  I liked the paper doll look of the images of the chef and decided to use one of them as the […]

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Crafting with Magazine Pages: Handmade Card and Gift Tags

As readers of this blog know, I’ve crafted a lot with magazine pages in the past, including making gift tags and cards. Recently I was going through some of my stash of magazine pages when I decided to pull out some images to create a card and some gift tags.  I had used up a lot […]

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How to Make a Custom Envelope (for a Large Size Card)

Last time I showed you how I made a quilt block pattern card.  I ended up having to trim it down because it was too big, but the resulting card, at 5.5 inch by 6.5 inch, was still larger than any envelope I had on hand.  Today I show you how I solved that dilemma […]

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Quilt Block Pattern Handmade Birthday Card

Last time I shared with you the card I made for my best friend’s daughter, Jocie.  Well, her older brother, Justin’s birthday was a few days later, on December 30, so it was another late birthday card that I sat down to make last weekend. As you may know, if you’ve been following my blog […]

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Christmas Nativity Shadow Box

Ever since I made my angels shadow box last year – read about it here – I had been contemplating making another one, using images from the same book that inspired my first shadow box. I had found an illustration of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus in a manger that I thought would be perfect […]

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Paper Electronics: E-luminated Tunnel Book Class

A few weeks ago, I took a paper electronics class at the San Francisco Center for the Book to make an e-luminated tunnel book.  I had never heard of paper electronics until I took this class.  It is a way of making interactive artwork that moves, lights up, makes sound, plays music, etc. Jie Qi, the artist […]

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15 Books Out of Single Sheets of Paper, part 3

Today, I finish out my series of posts about the class, “15 Books Out of Single Sheets of Paper,” that I took at the San Francisco Center for the Book with C.J. Grossman. Here are the remaining eleven books we made: 1)  8 page star book with pop-ups: 2)  16 page horizontal T-cut book: 3) […]

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15 Books From Single Sheets of Paper, part 2

In my last post, I shared with you two of the books I learned to make from single sheets of paper in CJ Grossman’s class at San Francisco Center for the Book.  Today I continue my series of posts with two more books I learned to make – the pop-up mask and the 16-page vertical […]

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15 Books From Single Sheets of Paper, part 1

Several weeks ago, I took a class at the San Francisco Center for the Book with C.J. Grossman, “15 Books Out of Single Sheets of Paper.”  It was a fast-paced, fun class, and C.J. delivered on her promise of teaching us fifteen ways to make a book in just three hours.  It’s taken me this long to […]

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