Simple Stenciled Gift Tags

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Yesterday I shed some light on stencil abuse and how you can help end it. Today I’m putting stencil skills to good use in a simple stenciled gift tag project with supplies from Martha Stewart Crafts. I love a handmade touch on gift wrap. Nothing crazy, just a little something. A handmade gift is even… 

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Card Stock + Mod Podge = Ornament

All of these ornaments were made with multiple layers of cardstock mod podged together.  See Susan’s tutorial for more information.  I cut these with my silhouette, but you could cut simple shapes by hand, or use a decorative paper punch.  I really love how the multiple layers of card stock make these ornaments look and… 

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How We’re Celebrating the Season

There are a few established traditions happening around our house. The tree. The lights. Decorations. Some baking. Chocolate advent calendars.  And there are a few new ones. First, there’s Reindeercam. It’s a 24 hour webcam that shows exactly what’s happening at the north pole, in case you neeeeed to know.  In the morning they’re kinda… 

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Ornament Factory

Yesterday morning was spent making piles of these with the help of a super fun crafty mom friend. This time around, instead of photos, there’s a school graphic, the name of the school and the year on one side, and it’s blank on the other. Since I had about 50 to make and didn’t want… 

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Fast, Easy, Inexpensive, Cute Photo Ornaments: A Tutorial

I’ve taken on a fundraising task for K’s school. We’re making ornaments to sell at the upcoming Holiday Bazaar. I’ve spent a while trying to come up with a recipe for ornament-making that required little financial investment and a reasonable amount of time with awesome results. That’s the goal, anyway. And while thinking about making… 

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Santa Starts Early, too

Santa can’t get all of his work done at the last minute, and neither can we. Ready to get started on that holiday crafty to-do list? Today we’re blogging at Skip to My Lou as part of their Holiday Bake, Craft & Sew Along Series. You’ll find the full tutorial for this Santa Bag there– along with… 

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Christmas in September

It is a dark, rainy, yucky day here. Normally I wouldn’t even try to take photos. But I took a photography seminar recently that helped me practice playing around with exposure, and I’m not unhappy with what I was able to get out of a really, really, really dark day. I mean, a bright day… 

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Presumptuous Potholder

Well that’s a bit cheeky. Because it’s a potholder!  Get it?!  As in, “I will hold the hot things so you don’t have to”?  That probably would’ve been funnier if I hadn’t tried to explain it.  Let’s ignore my very individual sense of humor (inherited from my mom) and enjoy the freehand concentric heart quilting… 

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Multi-Season Wreath, Wrath-free

As far as holiday decor goes, I like to keep things simple. I need to be able to put it up easily and take it down and put it away easily, or it just won’t ever go up in the first place because every time I think about putting it up I’ll decide it’s too… 

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Patchwork Dish Towels: A Tutorial

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aka: The One Where I Make the Mistakes so You Don’t Have To.  (you’re welcome) Happy Monday everyone!  How about we make some dish towels today?  But these aren’t just any dish towels.  They are super duper patchwork, reverse applique, seasonal, mistake-free dish towels! For 1 dish towel you will need: – 2 16×24 inch… 

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Valentines Day Dress

Wow, that was a creative post title, huh? As Susan mentioned in her post about her daughter’s Valentine’s Day dress, we both used this tutorial again, with even more variation.  I’ll save my raving since I’ve said it all before.  Just go make this pattern.  You won’t regret it.  And so you can see all… 

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