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    Paper Patchwork Heart Scrapbook Embellishment

    Today I’m going to show you how I made this adorable heart embellishment out of scrapbook paper.  It’s a perfect addition to your Valentine’s Day cards or scrapbooking layouts, but you could use it any time of year.  Hearts are so versatile! The approximate size of the embellishment will be 6 inches wide by 5.5 tall, depending on how much you space out your pieces. Use a paper cutter to cut out two different patterned (but colour-coordinating) strips from a 12×12″ piece of paper, three quarters of an inch wide each. Cut down those strips into three quarter inch squares. You’ll need 10 squares total out of each print to…

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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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    How to Make a D20 Icosahedron Ornament

    What do you call a 3D shape that has twenty sides? If you said an icosahedron, you’re right! From my geeky history, a D20 dice comes to mind more than the technical term. To make this ornament out of paper, you can follow the related tutorial for a 3D Christmas ornament.   The concept is the same: take 20 circles and fold the edges to form equilateral triangles, attaching them edge to edge in order to build the twenty sided shape. The difference between these two processes is that instead of attaching them together with the edges towards the outside, the edges are folded into the inside. First, make sure…

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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 cheap prednisone online 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…

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    How to Make an Origami Box out of Scrapbook Paper

    Since my craft supplies end up taking over all my drawers and boxes, I like to compartmentalize them into small origami boxes that are quick and easy to make. The best part is that these boxes only require two sheets of 12×12″ scrapbook quality paper each. You can even adapt these instructions to make mini versions out of any square size piece of paper. Supplies 12×12″ scrapbook paper – cardstock weight works best for the sake of sturdiness Paper cutter or scissors Tape if desired (not required) The most critical tip I have for the creation of this box is to make sure you crease all your folds.  This will…

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    Incorporating Ephemera Into Your Layouts

    When I attend events or travel, I always make sure to tuck away a few items as souvenirs. Ticket stubs work great on scrapbook pages, especially since they often have the date of the event that’s been scrapbooked. Here a few different ways I’ve incorporated paper ephemera into my scrapbook page layouts. Make a Pocket This train ticket didn’t match my page very well, but I didn’t want to add a strong orange element in my page to make it match.  Instead, I created a cute paper pocket that only showed a corner of the train pass stub.  I labeled it with mismatched stickers.  This method has the advantage of…

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    Make the Most of Your Scrapbook Paper Sets

    Although I love mixing and matching scrapbook paper from different designers and brands, from time to time it feels nice to buy a coordinating set of papers that you know will work together no matter what. Sometimes, the packaging itself contains design elements that are nice. You can sometimes conserve paper by using the packaging as well as the product itself like I did in this simple layout below.  Take note of the triangles behind the top image: This particular Kurio brand paper collection contained a packaging element where it showed each of the papers contained in the pack in layered triangles. These triangles were set against a neutral order…

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    Faded Markers for Rustic 3D Typography

    Before you toss away those dried up, fading markers, give this technique a try! I had a set of markers in a drawer for years and almost threw them away, but faded markers can add interesting visual texture to 3D-looking text on a scrapbook paper base when combined with one fresh, working marker. What you need: faded marker(s) marker in working condition stencil thin pen patterned cardstock Using the thin pen and stencil, trace out the word you’d like on your scrapbook paper. Using the fresh marker, thicken the outlines on all the left edges and l the bottom edges to create a 3D effect. Try to imagine the sun…

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    How to Make a Paisley Flower Scrapbooking Embellishment

    Isn’t this stylized flower cute? This flower is an easy way to add a homemade embellishment to a scrapbook page. What you need: two pieces of coordinating scrapbooking paper 1.5-inch paisley paper punch, 2-inch circle punch, and 1-inch circle punch OR scissors to cut out these shapes double-sided tape cute sticker for the flower’s centre (optional) Punch or cut out a 2-inch circle and a 1-inch circle from your first sheet of scrapbooking paper. Set aside. Punch or cut out four 1.5-inch paisley shapes from the second sheet of paper. Arrange the four can i buy ativan in Mexico paisleys on top of the 2-inch circle (top, bottom, left, and…