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C.R.A.F.T.: C.R.A.F.T. #21: Mini Scrapbook - StumbleUpon

C.R.A.F.T.: C.R.A.F.T. #21: Mini Scrapbook - StumbleUpon
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How To Make a Secret Hollow Book: The first step into making the hollow book is to select a book. Make sure this is a book your own, and not one belonging to the library, or your family. I suggest rummaging through books at yard/garage sales. Make sure it is a hardback; otherwise you will cut all the way through the other side when you are cutting out the insides.You'll also need: Elmer's white gluea container to hold glue solution (I've chosen a film canister)X-acto knife, and/or box cutter. Both if you have thembrush to apply glue solutionpencil/penruler, or other rigid straight edgeSelect a page that you want to be the first one cut out, and save that page to be cut out at the end. Mix a solution of white glue and water. Holding the remaining pages together, brush the edges with the glue solution - enough to soak in pretty well, but not too drippy. Allow this to dry, but use a spacer so the first couple pages, and the front cover don't get stuck. When dry, open the book to the first glued page. Happy hiding.

Take-Out Box Templates FREEBIE! « Designs by Megan Turnidge | Digital Scrapbooking Blog I’m in a good mood and thought I’d come share one of my old products! These layered Take-Out Box Templates are super cute and fun to make! Perfect for packaging up small gifts and treats! It includes 2 sizes and they come in both .psd and layered .tif file formats. FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY! If you’d like to purchase a limited commercial use license (this includes creating freebies for your blog) then you can contact me using the contact form. Enjoy! EDIT: I have made a separate download for paper scrappers/non-digi scrappers/people without Photoshop. You can now download ready to print PDF files for these templates!

31 Days of Lovely Limitations Day 3:: Found Drawers Yesterday we talked about dressers with missing drawers and how they can be turned into a beautiful display piece. What about if your dresser falls apart but you still have decent drawers? Or maybe you come across a few spare drawers at a yard sale…maybe you even REMOVED a drawer from a perfectly good dresser so you could show of grandma’s quilts? A few weeks ago we priced medicine cabinets for our boys bathroom–the cheapest one I found was $79. I’m not paying that~I love the idea of using a drawer on the wall instead of a mass produced cabinet. I even saw some drawers while I was at the dump today. Here are a few other ideas of clever ways to use those drawers around your home… also BHG How about using spare drawers as servers pinterest via simply rose photography Nest Full of Eggs drawer shelves via Home Made via Design Sponge pinterest: dresser drawer book shelf Is there a problem area in your home? What solutions do you have buried in the attic and stacked in the garage? New to 31 Days?

Tiny Polaroid Magnets Hi there! It’s felt like forever since I’ve last blogged, and has felt like an eternity since I’ve done anything crafty and nifty. Since my morning sickness has gone into full speed (yes, we’re expecting our third this fall!) I came across these DIY Pantone chip magnets on How About Orange and wanted to do something similar. You will need: Cardboard (mine was the backing of a sketchbook — much thicker than the back of a regular spiral bound notebook) or 2-3 sheets of white cardstock or poster board spray-mounted together to use as a sturdy backing to the magnetsOpaque white marker (necessary only if your cardboard is not white) Craft knife Metal straight edge/ruler Clear packing tape or frisk film. Step 1: Download a Photoshop file of the Polaroid frames below. Step 2: Print out photos onto photo paper. Step 3: Spray the back of your sheet of photos and also the cardboard with spray mount. Step 4: Trim out photos with craft knife. 487 Comments

Easy Folded Gift Boxes - Cosmo Cricket UPDATE: If you came here from Pinterest, we later updated our readers with more examples and a video tutorial... it's much easier to follow! You can find it here. Happy crafting and thanks for dropping by! Eric often tells me I remind him of Maria from the Sound of Music. Maybe it's my short-strawberry blonde hair. Maybe it's my love for vintage dresses and skirts. So, it's a little ironic that I lead the children's choir at my church. Once a year we combine the two choirs for the Sunday services as the main event. It just doesn't seem like enough, but I made several thank-you's yesterday for my friends that helped my little ones sing so well, I swear I could hear them all the way in Minnesota. Here' the first one I made. To make the box, take a full sheet of paper and mark it at 6" on two opposing sides. Then fold edges in to match up with the marks. Now measure and mark at 5" and 7" on the folded edges. Fold as shown below. Update: Christiee asked me to try to explain this.

Boyfriend Gift Ideas - Homemade, Cute Gifts For Boyfriend! As a personal touch to a special gift you could think of buying your boyfriend a white bathrobe personalized with his initials, a T shirt in his favorite colors, track-shoes, a sleek shower radio or digital type photo frame. Another one of the best cute gift ideas for a boyfriend is to organize a nice dinner at your favorite restaurant where you can plan for the waiter to come out with a candle lit cake for dessert. Alternatively, if you prefer to prepare dinner yourself at your home then you can cook his favorite meal and dessert in your own time and provide the wine and pre dinner drinks at your convenience in a relaxed setting. Another of the summer seasons cute boyfriend gift ideas is buying your boyfriend a fashionable pair of sunglasses. Today, some specialty gift type stores make up gift baskets that are packed with a wide variety of gourmet type foods such as jams, pickles, biscuits, chocolates and bottled specialty fruits. Cute boyfriend gift ideas if he has a car?

How to Fold an Origami Pencil Cup Video Here I’ll show you how to make a paper cup that can hold pencils, pens and other office supplies. I’m going to turn this 9X9 square into a water bomb base. First we’ll fold in half to make a triangle. Give it a nice crease and then unfold. Now fold in half to make a triangle from the other direction. This next step is a minor thing and you can really skip it but I’m doing it to make some guidelines. Now we can unfold this corner of the triangle. Once you’ve got both sides done, we’re going to reach in and pop open our pencil cup.

Explosion book I first came upon an explosion book last year when my daughter and I were at a local craft fair! These mini scrapbooks really took us by surprise when we opened them as we didn't quite expect them to expand the way they did. These are also known as Squash Books and Amazing Folding Albums. Whatever you call them, they make great mini scrapbook gifts, as they can easily be customized to fit any occasion or season. You can make these explosion books in various sizes. Materials: 3 sheets solid cardstock 8-1/2" square2 pieces patterned paper 5-1/2" square 2 pieces chipboard or cardboard 4-1/2" square Four different coordinating papers cut to a little less than 4-1/4" square. Or: 3 sheets solid cardstock 12" square2 pieces patterned paper 8-1/2" square2 pieces chipboard or cardboard 6-1/2" squareFour different coordinating papers cut to a little less than 6-1/2" square. Instructions for Making the Explosion Book: Fold a piece of solid cardstock in half lengthwise.

Рисунки на футболках 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. I learned about the joys of freezer paper back in my early college days. Basically, freezer paper is backed with a plastic coating that will stick to soft surfaces when ironed, but it peels off cleanly and easily. To make a sweet t-shirt you will need: paper & pencil a t-shirt an iron a piece of cardboard or poster board fabric paint & brush Start by drawing your design on some regular old paper. My design kept getting bigger, so I taped two sheets together. Next, place your design underneath a sheet of freezer paper and trace it neatly with a sharpie. The marker gives your lines greater width making it easier to cut them out and paint them in later. Now place a piece of cardboard under your freezer paper to protect your table while you cut. Important: Set these shapes aside.

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