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Revamping your craft storage system to accommodate hundreds of dies

If we can avoid it, most of us prefer not to re-do our craft storage systems. We’d rather use that time for crafting! I’m no different—when I originally stored my wafer-thin steel dies and foam-backed dies inside a combination of three-ring binders and plastic storage boxes (see How to store your wafer-thin cutting dies), I …

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Three simple strategies for blogging when you work full-time

If you had told me, back in August when I started a full-time job, that my life would turn upside down, I wouldn’t have believed you. “I’ll have time to blog,” I told myself. “After all, I’ve been working at home the equivalent of full-time—writing, crafting and volunteering.” What I hadn’t counted on was how …

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Creating a dimensional effect with your die cut embellishments

A few weeks ago I gave away a password book I was originally going to list in the Gifts for Men section in MisterPenQuin, but decided to re-create because I had leftover paper. The original book was embellished with ribbon and buttons, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to do the same cover again—not because …

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How to create a clickable photo collage on your blog or Web site

There are a number of ways to assemble a photo collage and post it to your blog, Web site or social networking site. Because I’m active on Etsy, I typically do Etsy treasury collages, which allow for 16 items or product photos to be featured. This post discusses not only Etsy treasury photo collages, but …

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