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Free Woven Coaster Tutorial: Just Pay with a Tweet!

I’m not sure if you’ve ever heard of Pay With a Tweet before, but, read on and you will! This great service let’s you set up a tweet, a gift to download, and then generate the code for you (or in this case me). It allows us to swap nice and even steven. :) You tweet (or post on Facebook) about my holiday related eBook Card.Paper.Ribbon. and in exchange, I give you this sweet little tutorial for using greeting cards by making them into sturdy, woven coasters!

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Book Review: Cut it, Paste it, Sew it

In the spirit of full disclosure, Quarry Publishing sent me this book to review. That being said, I never review a book I don’t enjoy. Cut It, Paste It, Sew It: A Mixed-Media Collage Sourcebook (Quarry Books, September 2010, $17.99, paperback) arrived in the mail and I immediately read it

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In the Shop: Traveling Victorian Ladies Collage IT Kits!

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I love this little kit. I get to dig around in my box of favorite paper scraps and collect up a series of patterns, text, and pictures to inspire both you and me to play with collage. The pictured kit is an approximation of what you will receive. Each kit is unique but are made in batches so contain the same style and amount of papers shown. For me, it’s always a treat to put together and to read about and see what you come up with.

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April Craft Leftovers Monthly!

March and all its dreary weather has flown by with the help of some plushy goodness. Now April is just around the corner and Craft Leftovers Monthly is here to help usher in the spring season! :: Bike riding :: Basket making is the prominent theme (recycled paper and reed weaving projects)

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Personally, I love cutting paper

I know, a weird title for  a post, but seriously, something about that “cuchunk” just drives me wild. After much thought, deliberation, and number crunching, I took the plunge. I bought a ream cutter so I could trim Craft Leftovers Monthly myself. Not to mention a million other paper based

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Playing with Paper

Lately I have been loving paper crafts. Maybe it’s that you can get a lot done in a short period of time. Or that it combines my love of illustration, xacto knives, and glue of all types. Or that there have just been some really freaking cute projects floating around

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book review

1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse: Book Review

I really enjoyed the book 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse: Remake, Restyle, Recycle, Renew  by Garth Johnson; it is exactly what it says. With about 4-9 pictures per page it is the largest catalog of creative people I have ever seen. So inspiring! It’s grouped into 6 different categories: paper, collage +

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New Shop, Winter issue of CLM, and new Kits!

Grand Opening Celebration for CraftLeftovers.com/Shop is this Sunday and Monday, November 15th and 16th! Every month over the last year I have been continually wowed by the amount of subscriptions sold and the amount of orders placed. I realized that Craft Leftovers had out grown etsy and artfire. So I

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Handmade Greeting Cards Workshop

There is nothing I love more than getting together with a bunch of people and make things together. Yesterday my friend Sarah co-hosted an Ames C.art workshop with me and it was a delight!  She showed us all how to make these great little stars, how to use circle cutters,

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Handmade Recycled Paper

During my last year at NIU I started a project based on the idea of converting junkmail into something with utilitarian and aesthetic value. I spent many many hours converting piles of adds and credit card applications into handmade paper. I loved it! I do love it!  I never did

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