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Archive for June, 2009

Inspiration Board : Attractions in St. Louis, MO

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Today’s TV Tuesday post by Kirsten Earl, TV Crafter and “Plus One:” This past weekend I traveled with my husband to his hometown of St. Louis, MO, for the wedding of one of his high school friends. I’ve been to St. Louis several times and toured the sights with my husband and his family, but …

Celebrate : My Birthday

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I turned 30 this june 24th. That makes me a Cancer, intuitive, dependable, moody? Anyway I thought it was a great idea to work my astrological sign into my birthday treat decor. Blake used a crab punch to great effect, gluing some to the ends of toothpicks and sprinkling them around the table. Everything was …

Make It : teacher's gifts

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It’s the last day of school. Time for celebrating, writing in yearbooks, signing each other’s t-shirts ….. and giving the teachers a gift to show our appreciation for all they did throughout the year. At a recent school tag sale I saw a teacher come in with a bin of mismatched mugs and flower pots …

On The Web : Finally

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Muji is online! I love this shop for its simple, non-branded office supplies – - you can tell by the small collection I’ve accumulated. We’re lucky enough in New York to have a few shops around the city to go to, but up until now that was it for the US. Now I can impulse …

Our Library : Treehouses of the World

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More from our library…We stock our shelves with plenty of craft books and visual reference books for inspiration, but these days I’m especially enamored with Pete Nelson and Radek Kurzaj’s book Treehouses of the World.  The treehouses featured exhibit a magical brand of craftiness and ingenuity, though the scale of these craft projects are a …

Inspiration Board : Beautiful Punch Art

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It’s always such a treat to see what people create using our crafts products, and the age of the blog-o-sphere has really opened up the channels to find these people. Last week, I happened upon a Brooklyn-based photographer/street artist’s blog, Color-Me-Katie. Katie punched colored masking tape with our MSC heart punch and created this amazing …

Make It : Pop-Up Father's Day Card

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My dad is a huge fan of pop-ups.  He has quite the collection of books and cards, but none handmade!  My younger brother and I collaborated to make this one- My brother drew this robot and we reduced it on the photocopier to make a few more.  These were then mounted on card-stock to make …

Meet : Some of our friends...

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Below are a few images from the new website of our friend Anna Beckman, a former editor for Martha Stewart Kids and crafts department member. A few years ago she began studying calligraphy here in New York and its been amazing to see how skilled she’s become. She’s developed some unusual styles that are derived …