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Book Page Prints into Greeting Cards from Spooky and Bright

August 26th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

How to make your own greeting cards that aren't super cutesy and twee? Include something vintage! I made these DIY greeting cards not with rubber stamps of teddy bears or foam stickers of ducks in bonnets, but with vintage book pages. Pages trimmed from a ratty, torn copy of The Turn of the Screw and an old dictionary, embellished with paint, compose the front images of a set of all-purpose blank cards, suitable for either the kids or the adults in the family to use


Crafty Book Review: Knits for Dolls, by Nicky Epstein

July 2nd, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Got some yarn leftover after your last knitting project? Wondering if you should stuff it back in your stash for perhaps forever? Pass it on? Trash it? Instead, how about you thrill your favorite little kid by using that stash to knit him or her the most awesome, clever, modern doll outfits ever


Crafty Book Review: Side by Side, by Tsia Carson

July 1st, 2013 | by Julie Finn

It's no problem to find crafts for kids to do. It's no problem to find crafts to do for kids. Crafts that you can do along with your kids, however? Collaborative crafts that work well even when one participant is young and one is old? Projects that an adult doesn't have be bored by or bossy about, that a kid can contribute meaningfully to, that they'll both enjoy just as well? Yeah, those are a little harder to come by


Review of The Ultimate Guide to Smash Books, by Mahe Zehra Husain–and a Giveaway!

July 31st, 2012 | by Julie Finn

If you can't get enough of smash books, check out my review of Mahe Zehra Husain's newest e-book, The Ultimate Guide to Smash Books, Smashing and Making Your Own Upcycled Smash Books, then read to the end to learn how to receive your own free copy, as well as The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling and a series of video classes on upcycling paint chips into greeting cards



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