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Scratch-Off Save-the-Date How-To. You won the lottery when you found each other, so send this cheeky save-the-date card to let guests share in your luck.

Scratch-Off Save-the-Date How-To

After scraping off the paint with a penny, they'll hit the jackpot: your wedding date! Tools and Materials White card stock Fine-tip pen or marker Clear packing tape Freezer paper Metallic acrylic paint Liquid dishwashing soap Foam brush Craft knifePennies A2 or 4-bar envelopes Scratch-Off Save-the-Date How-To Download our PDF file and replace the placeholder text with your own (you only need to do this in one box; the form will automatically fill in the rest). Note: A card backed with decorative paper will fit in a size A2 envelope. Bird and Text Collage Wall Art. [ Close Privacy Policy ] Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights Revised and posted as of March 4, 2013 Prime Publishing, LLC ("Company," "we" or "us") reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time simply by posting such revision, so we encourage you to review it periodically.

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Paper-Mache Easter Egg Treasures. For Easter I made papier-mache polka dotted eggs.

Paper-Mache Easter Egg Treasures

I created them using small water balloons and tissue paper then I filled them with candy and toys and sealed them shut. The egg can hold a surprising amount of candy and the tissue paper seems delicate making for a delightfully heavy and yet fragile object, much like real egg. Also like a real egg you have to break the shell to get at what’s inside. I like things you have to destroy to open. You’ll need: water balloons (they make the egg-iest shape)white tissue paper (one sheet will make about three eggs)colorful tissue paper (one sheet will make many eggs, so you don’t need much)a 3/4 inch hole puncha paint brush you don’t care much aboutliquid laundry starcha sturdy shot glass to hold your egg while you’re working with ita way to hang the balloons to dryenough time to let these dry overnight, and a few hours to let them dry after filling and sealing them (you’ve been warned) Note: I tried a few variations on the starch. Why the loop?

Treat Bag. As part of my window display at Borders I designed these paper goodie bags - perfect for home-baked goods, candy or any kind of small-sized gifts.

Treat Bag

Continue for assembly instructions and to download your free printable bag design! Colour PrinterWhite textured stockDouble-sided tapeScalpelMini pegs Download your free bag design at the bottom of this page. Print out onto white textured stock (not too thick). Using your scalpel, score gently along dotted lines then cut out along solid lines. IMPORTANT NOTE: The downloadable pdfs in this article (and across my entire site) are free for personal use only.

{all images by Amy Moss} Flowery Paper Lanterns. The lanterns may look intricate, but it takes only half an hour to make one.

Flowery Paper Lanterns

They appear festive and ethereal by day and, if you place low-wattage lightbulbs inside, softly radiant by night. The lanterns are monochromatic, but you can play with the design by creating an ombre pattern (gradations of the same color) or stripes. You can even use green disks at the tops of the lanterns so that they resemble berries with leafy stems. Resources: Tissue-paper circles, 5 inches, in Pastel and Primary, $6 for 480; hyglossproducts.com. Wire-frame spherical paper lanterns, from $3.25 each; pearlriver.com. How To Make a Pretty Twist Tie. This is an idea I wrote down a while ago in my craft journal.

How To Make a Pretty Twist Tie

It's been so long since I came up with the idea that I'm not even sure what made me think of it. I suspect I was brainstorming things I could make with Japanese masking tape but who really knows. Anyhow, these twist ties are super easy to make. I think they would be great for favors, especially if you have a specific color theme. Supplies:Japanese Masking TapeWireWire CutterPinking Shears Cut a piece of tape to the length you want your twist tie. Cut a piece of wire slightly shorter than your tape. Place another piece of tape on top, sticky sides together.

Trim twist tie with pinking shears or regular scissors. Paper Fortune Cookie Favors by La La Laurie. Copy and paste the code below: [url= [url= Fortune Cookie Favors by La La Laurie[/url] by [url= on Flickr [url= [url= Fortune Cookie Favors by La La Laurie[/url] by [url= on Flickr [url= [url= Fortune Cookie Favors by La La Laurie[/url] by [url= on Flickr [url= [url= Fortune Cookie Favors by La La Laurie[/url] by [url= on Flickr [url= Fortune Cookie Favors by La La Laurie[/url] by [url= on Flickr [url= [url= Fortune Cookie Favors by La La Laurie[/url] by [url= on Flickr [url= [url= Fortune Cookie Favors by La La Laurie[/url] by [url= on Flickr Photo license: All Rights Reserved.

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String/Doily Lanterns. Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning.

String/Doily Lanterns

Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord. She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. You can see all the details on Jessica’s blog. Are you getting excited to try to do this at home as much I am?

Instructions: 1. Staple-Free Pocket Books. In an effort to use up the damaged & small surplus of 2010 calendars I have on-hand, I've been experimenting with ways to repurpose them.

Staple-Free Pocket Books

These matchbook notepads were this week's project. They are easy to make .... and adorable ... and completely practical. I'll be making these to drop into my customers' packages as a token of thanks. The paper is from the offcuts of my shipping labels. You could use any scrap paper with at least one blank side for this project.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -To make these staple-free matchbook notepads, you'll need:- a piece of cardstock / coverstock for the outside- 2 or 3 sheets of paper- sewing machine or needle & thread Cut cardstock into 9" lengths and whatever width you desire. Cut sheets of paper into 4-1/4" lengths and the same width as you chose for your cardstock. Make a 5/8 - 3/4" creased fold on one end of your cardstock. Tuck a stack of 10 pieces of paper into the fold. These are so simple and fun - try it out! Tissue Flowers.

A couple of months ago, Jenny - the very lovely editor of PaperCraft Inspirations - asked me to work up a feature on different ways to use tissue paper.

Tissue Flowers

You can see the results in the September issue (on sale right about now), and alongside ruffles, twists, layers, buttons and twirly skirts, there's a miniature version of an old tissue-paper favourite. I made these flowers for Halloween a couple of years ago, and although the large scale can look fantastic on card projects, it doesn't leave room for very much else. By scaling it down, you create a much more versatile embellishment and your tissue supplies will stretch a little further, too. This is especially useful if you're using patterned tissue (e.g. Decopatch), which is more expensive. Tissue paper (plain or patterned) Scissors Ruler Pencil Thin wire (e.g. fuse or jewellery wire) Small button or circle of card PVA glue Measure and cut out two strips of tissue paper, each around 20cm long and 5-6cm wide. X. Origami christmas bird table decoration using 3D animated origami instructions. Also how to make a flapping bird, peace crane and a football shirt.

Paper Roses. You know how it goes, a friend calls you and invites you to dinner at the last minute. OMG! What gift can you take?! You scrabble around the cupboards trying to find a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine but find that most of the chocolates have been eaten and the wine has gone. I thought this was a wonderful idea. You could make a few of these and keep them to one side for just such an occasion. Supplies: Patterned paper-one 12 x 12" sheet.

These directions will give you one flower. 1. 4. 5. Tip: For single sided paper. 6. Note: Florist tape is stretchy, just play with it and pull gently but firmly as you move down the stem. 7. Note, you will have to play around with the height of the petals, and where on the petal you start your tape. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. For tutorials on how to market yourself online, go here. Page corner bookmark for kids in Ideas for kids' crafts. Curled Rosewood Wreath. I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more.

Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute. {with a much lower price tag} Materials Needed:Foam Wreath FormRecycled Book PagesLots of Hot GlueRibbon to Hang The full step by step tutorial I posted last year can be found {here}.Basically you layer three book pages together and draw a spiral circle.

Starting with the outside of the spiral, roll the paper inward to create the flower shape. Give the wreath form a light coat of white {or light color} spray paint to help camouflage any see-through spaces. It seriously takes quite a few roses to fill the entire wreath, however I think the finished project has such a unique look. {Simply Lovely} Cardboard Tube Organizational Display.