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Make It : Easter Surprise Balls!

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Surprise balls are an easy -to-make cute addition to an Easter basket, and a fun way to receive treats and toys. They’re made by wrapping crepe paper streamers or strips around little toys and candy, adding more treats as you wrap the streamers around and around. These bunny surprise balls, designed by the brilliant Athena …

Make It : Clay Gift Tags

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The Martha Stewart Crafts team presented us with a brand new product that they’re very excited about- clay kits!  The clay is air-dry and unbelievably light-weight (it kind of feels like a marshmallow.) I had so much fun playing with the molds- I’m going to stick my little sculpted pieces on everything.  I started with …

Inspiration Board : Fashion Week Invites, Part 2

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As New York Fashion Week ended on Thursday last week, I thought it appropriate to pay tribute to my favorite part – the invitations! As you may remember from my post in the fall, I love pouring over the cleverly constructed invites each designer sends out. The materials, sizes and shapes of each are so …

Last Minute Valentines

Make It : Last Minute Valentines

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Yikes- VALENTINE’S DAY IS TOMORROW!  Need to whip up some last minute tokens of everlasting love?  Or maybe just a little something to brighten up a friend’s day?  You’ll find everything you need in our Valentine’s Day clip art round-up from last week. Also, Ez from Creature Comforts has done her own downloadable Valentine round-up- …

Accordion Fold Rebus Valentine

Make It : Accordion Fold Rebus Valentine

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Today’s guest post comes from Erin Jang of The Indigo Bunting: When it comes to creating paper goods, I love bright colors, and working with unusual formats and folds. I also love old-fashioned rebuses. So my valentine design incorporates this combination of pictures and words (“Dear, please be my valentine”), an accordion fold and a …

More Valentine's Day Cards!

Make It : More Valentine's Day Cards!

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WARNING! If you are my sweetheart, please stop reading now. A couple of years ago I started a tradition of mailing a Valentine to my honey starting February 1st, till the actual day of Valentine. Yup, 14…sent by real mail. In the past it’s been a collection of great cards I have found by talented …

Valentine's Day Cards and Gifts

On The Web : Valentine's Day Cards and Gifts

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It’s still technically January, but trust me, Valentine’s day is just around the corner!  This weekend is the perfect opportunity to get started on those handmade gifts- get the kids involved too- While we always like to promote making your own crafts, there are too many cards and gifts out there that are just too …

3D Valentines

Make It : 3D Valentines

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Already making valentine cards? I know I am! Well, if you’re tired of doilies and construction paper, then try a few of our 3D cards from the February issue of Living.  Inspired by classic pop-up books, these cards include garlands, bold accordion folded graphics, clip art pop-outs, and clever hiding spots for an extra special …