Make A Plush Fabric Covered Cereal Box Journal

Make A Plush Fabric Covered Cereal Box Journal

This is one of my favorite DIY projects using recycled materials…first start with this: a cereal or other empty, clean paper board box. Collapse it and cut off any rough edges. Next score the paperboard so there is a 1/4 inch panel down the center as shown. Next, cut a piece of fabric you like to the size of your paper board plus 1 inch on all sides. Grab your Mod Podge and cover one…

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Did You Know? Giving Credit To Stamp Designers

Did You Know? Giving Credit To Stamp Designers

A lot of you talented crafters are using stamps in the handmade artwork you sell… Did you know that when you use stamps in your designs for resale, you should credit the artist who created the stamp as well?  Different companies have different rules around using stamp art work for items you plan to sell, but a great rule of thumb is to always be sure your credit the artist whose copyright is usually on…

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Use Mod Podge To Jazz Up A Composition Book

Use Mod Podge To Jazz Up A Composition Book

This is seriously easy and the design ideas are endless!One question I get all the time is what would be a good craft for a slumber party or a group of tweens……well I think this is perfect! I see the comp style notebooks on sale all the time and you only need two sheet of scrapbook paper. Of course you could also magazine clippings, old book pages, wrapping paper, etc. The letter was made from a reclaimed cereal box! For the complete instructions…Please visit the Cathie and Steve page at PLAID! For the complete instructions…Please visit the Cathie and Steve page at PLAID!

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Taggles – New from Grant Studios at CHA 2012

Taggles – New from Grant Studios at CHA 2012

I met up with the super fun Grant Studios team at this year’s CHA show to learn about one of their exciting new crafty kits for Teens and Tweens…Taggles! Taggles are kind of like 3-D re-stickable paper dolls with lots of fun journaling accessories kids can choose from — check out Susan and Natalie from Grant Studios showing us how they work!

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Crafty Quick Tip – Magic Strips

This is one of my favorite little tips for customizing framed artwork…just strip it! My little sister recently bought her first house…As a gift, I framed a page from one of our favorite childhood books and used a pretty blue polka dot scrapbook paper to edge the mat. So simple, but it was a gift she absolutely loved! This trick is especially cute in hallways and kids rooms for an extra pop of color or…

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What’s A Smash Book?

Ever wish you had something that could instantly inspire your crafty side? A way to keep track of all of your design ideas and creative thoughts? Call them inspiration binders, vision journals, or just a way to collect all the things that you think are beautiful…whatever you want to call them, Smash Books are a pretty cool idea you should definitely try… One of the “Smash Folio” smash book journal styles from K & Company…

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