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Paper Designs. Origami christmas bird table decoration using 3D animated origami instructions. Also how to make a flapping bird, peace crane and a football shirt. 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. 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. Paper Fortune Cookie Favors by La La Laurie.

Cupcake Flower Lights. May 24 By Steph Hung May flowers have arrived!

Cupcake Flower Lights

These lights were inspired by all the beautiful blooms I’ve been seeing around town. A Look at Paper Quilling. March is an exciting month: it’s one step closer to spring, it brings longer days with Daylight Savings, and it begins an active season of new books reaching publication.

A Look at Paper Quilling

One of these books we’re so very excited to see on shelves is Quilled Flowers: A Garden of 35 Paper Projects by Alli Bartkowski. In posts to come, I look forward to giving you a peek into the book, lovely insights into the life of the book’s author, Alli Bartkowski, and some fun paper quilling giveaways (woohoo!). Fold a heart page marker. I hope you’ll whip up some heart page markers to share with those around you.

Fold a heart page marker

It’s simply too easy not to make. Here’s how: Use a square piece of paper. Fold in half. Crease. This origami model is simple but versatile because it’s also able to become a 4-leaf clover or a flower by grouping 4 together, and hide a small item (like a ring) in front or even have it stand on its own by making an easel with the back flap. Fabulously Artsy: Card Box Tutorial.

I hope all my readers have had a chance to do some blog hopping.

Fabulously Artsy: Card Box Tutorial

It's been so much fun to see all the new products and fabulous artwork. I'm still working my way through the list, enjoying the journey. If you haven't tried out "the hop", start here. As promised, the tutorial on the card box shown in my previous post. This tutorial will show you how to make the card box only, I'll have another tutorial on how to make the quick and simple cards at a later date.

DIY Paper Plate Basket Tutorial - Sarah Hearts. Pin It!

DIY Paper Plate Basket Tutorial - Sarah Hearts

Update:: I made a video tutorial for this DIY. Check it out below! Last night I download the July issue of Martha Stewart Living on my iPad. Toliet Paperroll wall art. Easy Origami Box Instructions - How to make a Simple Origami Box. The origami box is simple to make, and can be used to hold other origami pieces.

Easy Origami Box Instructions - How to make a Simple Origami Box

Or important stuff, like candies. This origami box is also called Masu, which is Japanese for a square wooden box. Follow the step by step photos to make the origami box. If you prefer, we also have origami box video instructions. Made this origami? If you like this, you may also like the origami star box and origami pleated box. If you want a box with a cover, check out the origami box with cover page.

Staple-Free Pocket Books. Paper Filigree Snowflake Gallery. I've switched over to using acid free paper and glue to make my paper filigree snowflake ornaments now. I figure there's no sense in putting this much work into something that might fall apart in a few years, and with practice, they're starting to get pretty enough that I'm planning to make quite a few of them. In my search for paper that will hold up over time, I was looking for archival quality paper, but there wasn't much available that wasn't too thick, or too yellow.

I visited all sorts of art, craft, scrapbook, and office supply stores in my paper quest, but the pickings were pretty slim for archival paper in shades of silver and white, so I went with mostly acid free paper and will see how it holds up. The pictures don't show it very clearly, but the snowflake above on the right has both white and off white, and it adds an interesting antique look, or at least I thought so until my kids mentioned the old joke about not eating the yellow snow. Always Chrysti - Always Chrysti - 100+ Ways to Creatively Reuse Old Magazines. DIY storybook paper roses.

DIY storybook paper roses You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight!

DIY storybook paper roses

Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? Sweet, right? Floral designer, Cathy Brim of Bloom Floral Design created the elegant branch bouquets seen in their ceremony using Valerie Lloyd’s paper roses design, and now we’re jumping-out-of-the-pages excited that Valerie is sharing her DIY secrets with you! Worth Pinning: Make your own paper boxes. When I was my daughter's age, my mom used to make these pretty little paper boxes out of wrapping paper.

Worth Pinning: Make your own paper boxes

I can picture her sitting at the counter folding and cutting what looked like a puzzle. She was the magician who could create this darling little package out of a flat piece of paper that housed the treasures at the end of our treasure hunts. I loved those treasure hunts: go out the front door, down 5 steps, turn to the left, take 20 steps, turn to the right and take 5 more steps...then we'd find the next clue tucked in the lilac bush. DIY Design Community « Keywords: Roundup, curbly-original, paper flowers, DIY. Curbly-Original If you spend much time in the online DIY/craft sphere (guilty as charged!) , chances are you've noticed a whole lot of paper flower love lately. And I'm not talking about those paper flowers you made as a kid that were all scraggly and sad, these are seriously stunning creations that people are posting.

Lucky for you, we've rounded up seven of the prettiest and best paper flower tutorials all in one spot -- ENJOY! 1. 9 Cool Things to Do With Old Books » Written Word. Bibliophiles and bookworms, English majors and lovers of literature: is it possible to have too many books? They accumulate so quickly! Every member of your family getting you the same three books you requested for Christmas. Seeing Don DeLillo marked half-off, knowing you dumped a half-caff latte on your copy of Underworld, and – even though only the first three pages are illegible – justifying its purchase. 15+ years of required reading lists stored in boxes in your basement, even though you can bet your bippy you will never willingly read the poetry of Robert Burns again.

We are up to our waists in books, some of which we hate (really Master Burns? Scottish dialect? Update: Do to the overwhelming support (HA!) 1. Sewing and Crafts / Handmade paper roses. Candles. Hi this is Cyndy from The Exchange. I cannot tell you how excited (and honored) that I am that Kari asked me to be a Creative Guest today on Ucreate! Quilling - Turning Paper Strips into Intricate Artworks. Quilling has been around for hundreds of years, but it’s still as impressive and popular now as it was during the Renaissance.

The art of quilling first became popular during the Renaissance, when nuns and monks would use it to roll gold-gilded paper and decorate religious objects, as an alternative to the expensive gold filigree. Later, during the 18th and 19th centuries, it became a favorite pass-time of English ladies who created wonderful decorations for their furniture and candles, through quilling. Basically, the quilling process consists of cutting strips of paper, and rolling them with a special tool. It sounds simple enough, but special skill is required to create more advanced shapes like marquises, arrowheads or holly leaves.

All through the years, the art of quilling has remained almost unchanged, but new specialty supplies now allow quilling masters to create anything from detailed 3-D figures to wall-sized museum installations. Lace Up Your Shorts! I know it’s winter and wearing shorts is probably one of the last things on your mind. Here in Los Angeles, however, girls are still strutting their stuff in their short shorts, with degrees staying in the 60s during the day and dropping to the mid 40s at night. With lace shorts becoming the up-and-coming hot trend, I figured it’d be fun to post a few inspiration photos on what you can do with a little bit of time, some old jean shorts, and some lace. 101 Pretty Printables {free} - StumbleUpon.

Paper. Recycled Crafts - Recyclable Crafts for Kids - Recycling Craft Ideas. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine. Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial. We hope Jennifer Casa’s Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial inspires you to create something beautiful for someone you love. Learn more about Jennifer in her introduction, and make a visit to JCasa*handmade part of your daily routine. Woodworking plans. Projects // A Beautiful Mess D.I.Y Index. Weaving Paper Hearts. Hand Made note-pads.

The Technique Zone: Acrylic Paint Transfer - StumbleUpon. Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That. Pocket-Sized Notebook. Aren't these tiny notebooks adorable? I was cranking these out yesterday, stopping about every 5th one to stack them up and gaze admiringly like a goofball at the lot. Magic Boxes. Due to popular demand, I am doing a tutorial on the Magic Boxes I showed off in some previous posts. Bound mini books.

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. { Paper Lovely }: Dottyral Pincushions. Magic Boxes: A Life As Lou Online Class. Magic Boxes: A Life As Lou Online Class. Matchbook Notepad. How to Make a Magazine Reed Box. April 17th, 2009 Email 261 users recommend Tightly rolled magazine pages make gorgeous reeds, which you can use to cover all kinds of things. Diane Gilleland. Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That. Simple Pop-Ups You Can Make! One Pearl Button: Technique Tutorial: Stencil with Sharpie. Snowflakes in July. I bet you've heard of Christmas in July... well, why not snowflakes in July?! Maybe making a few quilled beauties will help you keep your cool if you happen to be roasting in your corner of the world the way we are in Delaware this week.

Gift Boxes. {Valentines day} pixelated popup card. Details + Decor, DIY Wedding, Favors + Gifts. Weblog. Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That. Kate’s notebook lunchbag. Crafts. Easy Origami Envelope. Scrapbooking. Paper cube lights in Crafts for decorating and home decor. Beautiful Paper Snowflake.

Always Chrysti - Always Chrysti - 100+ Ways to Creatively Reuse Old Magazines. Craft DIY Projects, Patterns, How-tos, Fashion, Recipes @ - Felting, Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Home & More. Pleated Paper Flowers. How to make gift bags from newspaper. Pleated Paper Flowers. Crafts - StumbleUpon. Paper Quilling Instructions. A Dozen Dollies... How to make an Origami Crane.

Modular origami: rings by Mette Pederson « Crazy paper thing. Sew Liberated: recycled magazine wallet giveaway. How About Orange. Star Books. Paper weaving tutorial. - All About PaperCrafts and Origami. Flower Week: Tissue Paper Carnations. Paper Illustrations, Gift boxes, Calendars, Stationery, Printables, Handmade cards - StumbleUpon.

Origami Paper Box - StumbleUpon. Quilling - Turning Paper Strips into Intricate Artworks. Perfect Box Pouch Tutorial « Make it Modern. Flower origami ball. Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That. Papier-mache easter eggs. Starburst Wrapper Bracelet Tutorial. Origami Magic Rose Cube (Valerie Vann) Talk Crafty To Me. Crafty Craft Crafterson / I love you pop up. 用鸡蛋托做一束幸福的小雏菊 来自shen小蛇在堆糖网的分享. How to make a paper flower. DIY Paper Plate Basket Tutorial - Sarah Hearts. Guest blogger - Sasha from The Guilded Bee: Paper Illustrations, Gift boxes, Calendars, Stationery, Printables, Handmade cards - StumbleUpon. Packaging Templates.

Curled Rosewood Wreath. 8 Cute DIY Bookmark Ideas. Gave That: Origami Star Ornaments : Gift Of Giving. Recycled Gift Card Puff Pillow Tutorial. Quilled Snowflake Ornament - Reese Dixon. Fabulously Artsy: Card Box Tutorial.