Use Tags and Embellishments to Give Your Scrapbooks that
Personal Yet Professional Touch
Tags are a little added touch of professionalism that adds to
the overall well thought out look to your scrapbook. Tags can be
used for accents, captions, and thought bubbles as well as
dedications. The design of your tags will depend entirely on your
personal needs and desires.
Thus, tags can be big or small, square or specially shaped,
white or colored, plain or textured.
Furthermore, tags need not be made of paper. Some of the most
interesting tags are made from fabric, wood, and furniture odds
and ends found around the house. Be creative.
Pre-made tags are available at most craft or office supply
Your own unique embellishments add a special personal touch to
your scrapbook pages. Embellishments can be used as the main
focus of your page, to highlight items, or as borders.
Embellishments can range from simple items such as stickers and
ribbon to more complex techniques such as adding faux beads and
silver accenting. Use your imagination and creativity.
Embellishments need not be expensive. Odds and ends that you
have from other craft projects work just fine. Be on the lookout
for sales on fabric, plastic flowers, lace, beads, and whatever
else takes your fancy. These items will no doubt come in handy on
your next scrapbook project. Also keep a sharp eye out for deals
in second hand stores and garage sales. Often used items can be
ripped apart and the pieces reused literally for only
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the most collectible of the lapel pin types. Most of the
older lapel pins are either die-cast metal or
Creating a journal or diary that combines scrapbooking and
journaling, is a journal that you can share. Writing about
experiences and feelings, and including photos, ticket
stubs, magazine or newspaper clippings, fortune cookie
fortunes, drawings, and more, enhances and further explains
those experiences and feelings, becoming a treasured
keepsake for you and for your family and friends to share
for years to come.
Memories for Scrapbooking
Last year our family tried out a new way to preserve
Thanksgiving memories, and the result was truly a treasured
keepsake. A day or two before Thanksgiving, my daughter and
I used a turkey rubber stamp to make place cards for all of
our family members.
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We all know someone who is difficult to buy a present for.
Someone who has everything they need and would not
appreciate 'normal' gifts.
Introduction To First Time Crafts
Woodworking: The Process Of Making Something Using WoodThe
art of woodworking is one of the most ancient and
widespread. From the earliest days when humans first
experimented with the many uses for wood, our civilization
has had a connection with this material, in all its
varieties and forms.
Starting out: Origami is an art of paper folding, therefore
all you should need is a piece of paper and you can start
folding away without any problems, right? Well, almost. You
might need a few other things that we will talk about in
How I Spent My Summer
The song says it all, "Hot Fun in the Summertime." Our
summer was certainly full of fun: outdoor barbeques,
neighborhood cookouts, making ice cream, 4th of July
parades, a trip to grandpa's house, sleeping late, moving
my oldest daughter into her first apartment? It never seems
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Scrapbook Photographs --
How A Picture Can Be Worth A Thousand Words
For many people, photos are at the heart of their
scrapbooks -- and for a very good reason. We all treasure
photographs of friends and loved ones, and many of us carry
some with us wherever we go in a wallet or locket or keep
photos on our desk at work.
Picture Frame Crafts For
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One of the most popular party favors is a framed picture of
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be showing off a silly hat or party costume, performing an
outrageous party game stunt, or wearing a face full of
frosting and ice cream.
The Art of Cutting and
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Often photographs aren't quite the right shape and size or
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oversized or off centered photographs creates an air of
How to Invest in
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messages in for her.
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array of colors and properties of these little treasures
found in the earth.
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growing number of enthusiasts who are roasting their own
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coffee at about one-third of the price of beans from your
local coffee shop.
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Collecting sea shells along the beach is a favorite kids
summer activity. Take it one step further by transforming
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profitable, you are among the rare breed who have
successfully combined art with business. If, however, you
still have yet to show a profit (or enough profit) after a
show, this article may get you going in the right
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proof of what you say is true! The potential customer is
going to find it hard to believe you. Whether it is, if you
can do the work, whether they think you are charging them
too much, or it is simply that you are artistic, potential
customers are going to find it hard to trust you.
Preparing For a Leather
Once you've decided on your leather craft project, you'll
need the right tools and room to do the work. Being
prepared ahead of time will make your task more enjoyable
and give you a sense of satisfation when you're done.
Leather Care: When buying leather, the best thing you can do
is ask the people who you buy it from, what the
manufacturer recommends for leather care and cleaning.
Don't forget to ask what other products may work well for
leather care too, as there may be something you're more
How To Make Your Own
Haven't you always wanted to give someone a beautiful gift
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Gift baskets are such a wonderful gift and can be given for
any occasion. Let me tell you how to make such an amazing
gift basket even you won't believe you've made it!First,
start with your "basket".