paper crafts

Paper Carrots

, ,

   ” Only in dreams are carrots bigger than bears.” -Old Yiddish Saying- These are little carrot boxes which I downloaded to my Silhouette Cutting Machine library. Hard to see the carrot in them as shown above, but not hard to see in the picture below.   I reduced the size of the little box […]

Sorter Boxes for Magazines

, , ,

  journal entry: Ahhh.  Sorting things.  One of my favorite pastimes.  I bought these cardboard sorter boxes at The Distribution Center. { The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints } The centers are open to the public.  They come flat and unassembled for one dollar each.  You simply tuck in the tabs on the bottom and […]

Party Lights in Nothing Flat

,

Twinkle Button Lights Come in Every Color of the Rainbow. I Checked !   journal entry:   I had to get something out of the Valentines’ box last night and found these little pink lights which I had never opened.  For some reason, and I don’t remember why, I didn’t put lights on my mantle […]

Keepsake File Box

,

“Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.” -Rosalind Russell-     I am always looking for somewhere to put something.  Patterns, pictures, tutorials, ideas.  One thing always leads to another and so I made a Keepsake File Box to sit on my desk.  I used a combination of things I had on hand […]

Easter Garland from Paper Scraps

, ,

This was an easy-easy Easter Garland to make because I used my Silhouette Cutting Machine.  It helped me to make the connected rabbits, chicks and duckies. I cut the leaves by hand.  These were my supplies: card stock paper scraps white floral wire beads ink pad for distressing glue dots itsy hole punch I would […]

Paper Scrap Family

,

“As much as I love to converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scenes, for the warbling of birds and the prattle of my children.” -John Adams- journal entry: This is my second family group made from paper scraps.  There are twelve […]

Handmade Journals

,

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” -Goethe- journal entry: I am a failed journal keeper. I love other people’s journals.  Perhaps other people would like my journal . . . if I had one.  I love to buy journals.  I love to make journals. I love to daydream about how wonderful it […]

Handmade Journals

“It was the best of times . . .  it was the worst of times.” -Charles Dickens- journal entry: It’s true.  Things can be wonderful and awful at the same time. I love this photograph and wanted to try it as a cover for a journal.   I think it is unforgivable that I don’t write […]

Quick and Easy Party Placemats

,

“It’s more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “what about lunch?” -Winnie-the-Pooh- journal entry: A person doesn’t have to look very far to find “happy things”.  When I spotted this scrapbook paper, I knew instantly what it was meant to be.  I traced each […]