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    Origami Stars

    I wanted to make a jar full of origami stars. I decided to use origami paper to make the process as smooth as possible, as opposed to cutting printed paper I had on hand into strips.  I found an unexpected source for inexpensive origami paper precut in strips: online vendor AliExpress. I bought two types, one in a floral print and one in a glow-in-the-dark “love” typographic print.  They took almost two months to come, but they were worth the wait. These are my origami stars.  They are tiny and adorable.  I made all of my stars during my commute to work on the train over the course of a few days (approximately 80 stars…

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    Cat Silhouette Crafts

    I love my cats, so I’ve made a few crafty items featuring cat silhouettes.  Call me a crazy cat lady, it’s alright.  As I’m typing this, I have the cat featured in the first craft resting in my lap in such a way that I can barely able to type properly.  That’s okay.  I wouldn’t have it any other way. Cat Silhouette Scrapbook Page Layout First up is this simple scrapbook layout. For this page, I used a polka dot paper and traced out a cat silhouette shape.  To make the silhouette stand out, I mounted the silhouette onto a solid blue cardstock and cut it out so that there…

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    Paper Roses – Wedding Edition

    Wedding bells are ringing!  On June 6, 2014, my husband and I got married in a perfect little ceremony just south of Niagara Falls.  If you are an Ontario bride-to-be, be sure check out our amazing venue, Elope Niagara – recommend 100% if you want a stress-free wedding with gorgeous photography included!  The first two photos featured here are professional photos. One of my favourite elements of our wedding was the DIY flowers provided by my close friend and Craftcore guest blogger, Michelle Beausejour.  She made me custom paper roses, hand dyed in shades of blue and beige.  The stem was bound with twine for a rustic look.  The paper…

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    Back to School Inspired Scrapbooking Technique

    Even though I finished school years ago, I still get excited by September’s advertising push for back to school supplies. There was just something special about getting a new box of Crayola pencil crayons to start off your school year. One thing I always loved as a kid was gel pens. Though not exactly practical, gel pens made homework a little more exciting. They can make your scrapbook pages a little more exciting too. Multi-coloured letter stickers can look great standing alone, but against a busy background, they might lose their pop. My poor yellow “e” nearly disappeared against the pale green background. Try tracing the edges of your stickers…