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Sugar Skull Art, So Yummy!

Jonathan Koshi’s new series of pop culture icons dressed up in sugar skull finery makes me all kinds of happy. Each piece in his Get Your Sugar series is also less-fattening than that Valentine’s chocolate you’ve got stashed above the breadbox. Oh, maybe that’s just me. Nonetheless, take a peek… And in related news, if […]

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Invisible Ink Valentine in a Bottle

Kate Lilley shows us how to make a lemon juice invisible ink valentine.

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Patent Illustration Valentines

Steve Hoefer writes: What better way for a maker to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a celebration of romantic inventions and innovations from times past complete with illustrations. The cover of each is an original, amusing, Valentine’s Day themed US patent that I’ve restored for high resolution printing. Inside are matching cheeky (and occasionally suggestive) […]

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Cute, No-Fuss Paper Towel Roll Flowers

Following up on my post about dried flower arrangements and how easy they are in so many ways, here’s another great flower project that involves no remembering to water, no need to add sugar (or is it ammonia?) to keep the stems fresh, and no mess once the flowers began to drop their petals. Plus, […]

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Subversive Finds: Carton Perforé

Carton Perforé: The Craft That Almost Killed Me By Julie Jackson I’m not sure where I first heard about French perforated paper that could be cut into intricate designs, but I immediately wanted to integrate some cross-stitch into this craft. This is back when I was sane, before I actually received the book and assorted […]

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Sneak Peek: New Lotta Jansdotter Paper Goods

As we wrap up our paper theme for the month, I thought it would be fun to share the new Lotta Jansdotter paper goods due out in April from Chronicle Books. I’m drooling over the Lotta Jansdotter file collection — such a pretty way to get organized. Everything comes in a silkscreened plastic storage/document case […]

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CRAFT Pattern: Jellyfish Paper Lamp

By Matthew Borgatti I love folding paper. I especially love how a few elegant curves and pleats can turn a plain sheet of paper into something that is beautiful, at once organic and mechanically precise. Looking at those simple shapes and beautiful lines inspired me to make this paper lamp, which resembles some kind of […]

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