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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


How-to: DIY Embellished Business Cards–with a Treat!

July 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Sometimes, if you're an artist or a crafter, you have the chance to give out business cards that have a lot more flair. Business cards that you give out at a conference or networking event, with a purchase at a craft fair, or in a package that you're shipping with an order from your etsy shop can afford to be a little fancier, and include a little bonus gift to make you memorable. These DIY business cards may not fit in a potential customer's wallet, but they'll still stand out. Whether it's a string of hand-painted beads, a small charm, or another trinket, these items may be just more of your unneeded stash, but to others they're gifts, a little added value that costs you nothing but a few extra seconds of time, but positively impacts how your business card is received


Book Page Party Decorations

July 10th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

When my friend Bonnie said that she wanted a book-themed baby shower, I couldn't wait to get crafting!


3 Ways to Upcycle Business Cards

June 12th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

Whether you run a crafty business or just nabbed a swag bag at a craft market, chances are you've got some business cards handy that have outlived their usefulness. Instead of tossing them in the recycle bin, try some of these projects to upcycle business cards!


DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea: A Recycled “Coupon Book”

May 24th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

Back in the day, I would make a "coupon book" for my parents full of free hugs and chores that I disliked. I decided to put an eco-friendly and personalized spin to my average coupon book. Here's how you (or your children) can make one, too!


How-to: Upcycled Paper Swatch Cards

April 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Do you have art or craft supplies that you collect? If you're out shopping the sales, however, it can be hard to remember if you have that exact color of something already, or if you should snap it up while it's cheap. Especially for things like markers, paint, and fabrics, which come in more colors than it's possible to own, these little swatch cards, made from upcycled paper, come in really handy. The swatch cards are small enough to put in your pocket if you know you're on your way to the art supplies store, handy to reference when you're there, and quick to duplicate when you're back home with your new supplies. Here's how to make them



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