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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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Green Crafting Idea: Handmade Greeting Cards

In my last post, I showed you how to make gift tags from magazine images.  Well today I have another green crafting idea to share with you using more magazine pictures – making greeting cards out of them. The first time I attempted to make a greeting card with a magazine image, I ended up […]

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Green Crafting Idea: Handmade Gift Tags

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I have a thing for magazine images.  I collect them and have even started a scrapbook.  I read a lot of magazines and have saved some of them for use in crafting.  I also have a hoard of scrap cardstock pieces left over from various previous projects.  Just the […]

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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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Floral Butterfly Spring Wreath How-to

I have been in a tissue paper flower mood lately, partly because of the class I took last week at San Francisco Center for the Book with Courtney Cerruti, which I blogged about here.  In light of my success with my punched lace book paper wreath, which I made for my friend, Eva, I decided […]

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Making Paper Flowers with Courtney Cerruti

Last week I took another class at San Francisco Center for the Book.  This time it was a paper flower class with Courtney Cerruti, Maker Extraordinaire, who taught us how to make flowers out of different types of paper – crepe, tissue, sewing pattern, regular office paper, etc.  As you know I make crepe paper […]

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Interview with Donna Kleinman, Decoupage Artist

Many years ago, before I started making things by hand, I became fascinated with the art of decoupage when I read an article about how to do your own in a woman’s magazine.  I clipped the article and have held onto it all these years.  Later when I really started to explore the world of […]

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Paper to Petal: Making an Old Craft New Again

I have been on a crepe paper rose rampage of sorts, ever since I took Lynn Dolan’s class at Castle in the Air last November.  With each rose I make, I learn something new.  And now with my recent purchase of Paper to Petal: 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand by Rebecca Thuss […]

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One Last Christmas Craft and Musings About Crafting in Three Dimensional Space

Happy New Year, everyone! Okay, can you stand one last Christmas craft post?  I know it’s New Year’s, but I had to sneak in one last Christmas-related post. For my Christmas/birthday, one of my girlfriends, Geri, gave me a Vosges Library of Chocolates with small, individually wrapped candy bars that came in a box – […]

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