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Paper Quilt Square

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Paper Quilt Square

I made this 12″ x 12″ paper quilt square last week. It’s for my Mom to hang on the wall of her sewing room, where she creates her gorgeous full-size fabric quilts. The stitch and sewing-themed stamps came from a great local store called Blockheads. (Click the photo to visit their website.)

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My Foray Into Simple Jewelry Assembly

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My Foray Into Simple Jewelry Assembly

I haven’t really done too much jewelry-making, but a recent search for a specific elastic cord led me to a local bead store.

While they did not carry the elusive cord. my stop nevertheless resulted in the following impulse acquisitions:

* 7 pairs of fun dangling charms (they have a loop at or near the top, as opposed to a hole through them like actual beads)
* 7 pairs of earring hooks (in colors to match the charms)
* a small package of jump rings in various sizes and colors (necessary to connect the charm to the hook)
* a set of three small pliers (chain nose, round nose, and needle nose)

I took my findings home and watched this quick tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2OihVBhCes

After less than an hour of work, I had 7 new pairs of earrings. And even though I didn’t technically make the entire item myself, the processes of searching for the perfect parts, assembly, gifting, and wearing proved to be just as rewarding.

Handmade Christmas Card – Joy Gift Tags

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Handmade Christmas Card - Joy Gift Tags

– stamp a geometric pattern all over the card using clear embossing ink
– sprinkle with clear embossing powder & shake off excess
– emboss with heat gun to set
– punch 3 gift tag shapes from cardstock (aka cover weight paper)
– stamp each with one letter to spell out your sentiment
– string each tag on a piece of ribbon
– attach ribbons to card using brads

Lemonade Card

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Cute little handmade lemonade card, perfect for summer party invites!

Thank You Card

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My brother and his family gave me a gift card to this awesome paper store for my last birthday. I thanked them with this card.

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Laced-Up Card

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This sassy little number just requires cardstock, ribbon, and a small hole punch. Great concept for bridal shower or bachelorette party invites!

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Cherry Blossoms Birthday Card

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A handmade card doesn’t have to be anything fancy-schmancy. This one, which I sent to my Grandma, is just two layers of cover weight paper (aka cardstock) and some stickers which were actually an impulse buy at the grocery store. Point is, simple can be pretty too.

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