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Like many other creative people, I have developed a curios fetish for colourful notebooks. Not only does the cover appeal to me, but the pages inside must also have something special to it. Either the slight off-white coloured type of page or something with a delicate texture or a thin smooth page with an almost transparent effect. We all love Moleskine notebooks, no doubt, but at the rate that I am going through these notebooks, buying a new one every time I run out of pages (although, I do waste a lot) will cost me quite a penny. Therefore, I present you with today’s DIY: how to make my own notebook that would still have a pretty cover and some nice papers inside. These little notebooks might not replace the lovely Moleskines, but it will definitely be a fun little book to jot down your inspirations and notes.
In this post, we’ll discuss how a thoughtful, well-designed business card can help your company give a good first impression and send the right message. We’ll look at elements to include in your design and the different approaches to take. We often hear of the importance of first impressions in both our professional and personal lives. In business, the first impression we make on potential clients and other professionals can affect how much business we get. If we fail to dazzle in the first meeting, we might not be attending the follow-up meeting in which we could raise the bar.
Here's another DIY project from our sweet friend, Sasha - from the The Gilded Bee . Be sure to check out her awesome shop full of handmade packaging lovelies. Thanks for being here with us Sasha!
Stationery has long been one of my truest and deepest loves. I’m pretty sure you all know that by now. But what you may not know is that I am straight up coocoo for Cocoa Puffs over great envelope liners.
By ea on May 23, 2011 | Reply i never knew staining bottles could be that easy. thanks for sharing! By designfolder on May 23, 2011 | Reply happy you liked it! just be patient when swirling the paint around to avoid bubbles and to get an even coverage. By Weng on May 23, 2011 | Reply They’re pretty.
This post showcases creative and unusual chalkboard inspired products . Chalkboard Beverage Coasters Perfect for marking names of guests and beverages at parties. [ link ]
Yes, I am a nerd. I came up with a brilliant idea for a Harry Potter t-shirt and I couldn't resist. "Expecto Patronum!" However, you can make whatever kind of design you want with a freezer paper stencil.
With just a little over 10 weeks until Christmas, it is already time to start thinking about gifts! The more gifts that can be taken care of ahead of time, the easier the holiday season will be. I came up with a really fun idea that can be customized to pretty much any person or occasion called:
HEX6AGON: Transparent Tiling Vinyl The Finished Product: HEX6AGON is the newest material exploration, following FACET by Process + Content , bringing transparent vinyl to color your world, in an interactive + customizable tiling system, featuring colorful, geometric shapes. The 6-sided HEX6AGON are precision cut ( 4-sided diamonds are included in certain packages).
Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:30 am, Posted by Chris Groves | Internet 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects Topics: At Home Project Ideas , Creative DIY Home Projects , Do It Yourself Projects for 2012 , Fun How To Projects , What to Do with Extra Stuff
One of my favorite crafts is hand stitching-- it's fun, addictive, expressive and relaxing :) Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share easy ways to make your own patterns for hand stitching along with some tips and ideas :) These are some samples of my past projects-- I like to draw patterns freehand and use my handwriting. However, sometimes I adapt clipart type images to make a more complicated pattern, like the sewing machine or I just stitch the outline of an image I love, like the Goonies " Hey You Guys " silhouette :) I use a Back Stitch for all my hand stitching because it's very versatile and I like the look but you can use any combination of stitches for your projects... there's lots of fun ones! Today, we're going to start with handwriting & transferring your pattern :)
A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price. I can't pass these things up even though I already owned this particular design. I thought that I could maybe use it to make a fun D.I.Y., but my new rule is that all thrifts that I purchase with the intent of restyling need to get done right away. I have way too many half finished projects in my life.
Easy Breezy Floral File Folders By Elsie Larson, A Beautiful Mess “Getting organized helps me stay motivated, especially when I have pretty things in my workspace to enjoy!” says Elsie. “Today, I’ll show you how to make some retro-inspired file folders in under 15 minutes!” Scissors Adhesive (tape or glue) File folders Vintage wallpaper (or, scrapbooking paper) 1.