Month: February 2013

February is about the color red

We are approaching the end of the winter season (hopefully), but despite my anticipation of spring, I find myself working on projects intended for colder weather—namely, more crocheted, fingerless gloves. When you sell seasonal items, it’s a bit like writing articles for a magazine: you’re always six months out of sync with the current season. …

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More ways to modify vinyl sleeves for your papercrafting tools

In the last couple of weeks I have been organizing my paper crafting tools, moving them from plastic shoe boxes to three-ring binders to make them more visible and accessible. In previous posts I discussed how I used a variety of vinyl sleeves to store acrylic and rubber cling stamps, as well as cutting dies. …

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Embossing with Fiskars texture plates and your Sizzix® Big Shot

Over time, I have collected all 3 sets of Fiskars Texture Plates (18 double-sides plates in all), a wonderful collection of textures that includes such names as Stones, Fabric, Waves, Leather, Honeycomb, Basketweave, and more. Who can resist using these in paper crafting or mixed media work? The challenge in using these plates, originally intended …

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Modifying a vinyl pocket to store long, narrow & thin cutting dies

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and my secret’s out. I’m not watching the game, but instead am completing the labeling of my cutting dies. This last week was very productive in terms of paper crafts organization. I stopped at my local scrapbooking store this afternoon, and asked the manager there if she had heard of any …

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