DIY Hang Tag Card Tutorial

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I love making homemade cards for pretty much every holiday and birthday.   I especially love when crafty bloggers inspire me with their clever ideas.  Today's post is by my first ever guest blogger, Cynthia Devening from Make Paper Crafts. Hang Tag Card Tutorial Hi I'm Cynthia from  Make Paper Crafts and I'm here to share this Hang Tag Style Card with you today! I decided on this DIY because Faye hasn't been married too long, awww and I have been...

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DIY Notebook Tutorial

May 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Blogging, DIY, Handmade 
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Stop by Make Paper Crafts today and see my DIY Notebook Tutorial as well as many other fun crafty projects made by the ever so clever Cynthia.

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Before & After: Thrift Store Shelf

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When I saw this little shelf at the thrift store I got really excited.  I love fun thrift store furniture but I do not like faux wood pressed board or anything brown for the most part.  So I painted it Pistachio.  It took about 2 cans of spray paint because I maybe should have sanded it better but I am happy with the result. A little paint really helps sometimes.

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DIY Upcycled Notebooks

April 8, 2010 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Being Green, DIY, Vintage Finds 
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Recently I have been into making small notebooks.  They are perfect for writing down quick lists or random ideas.  I keep the one I made for myself in my purse at all times.  Let me know what you think.

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DIY Tags

April 7, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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My friend Chris has recently started brewing beer.  Last night he asked me to make him some tags for the beer bottles.   So last night while watching Lost, Nikki and I made these tags from scrapbook paper.

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Indie Business Class Project: Inspiration Board

March 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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As previously stated, I am taking an online Indie Business class.  I love it and so far it has been really fun and helpful.  Our second project was to make an inspiration board.  The purpose of this inspiration board is to basically organize your inspiration and choose a style that fits your business.  Although the details of said business are not ironed out yet, I gave it a shot. The really cute Return Address/Post To labels are from the lovely blog Creature Comforts.  The fun decorative tape...

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Me + You, Stitching by Nikki Ballard

March 5, 2010 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: DIY, Things That Make Me Happy 
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My best friend Nikki Ballard is showing/selling her stitching line Me + You, at tonight's  First Friday at the Creative Warehouse in downtown Starkville.  Here are a few sneak peeks: I will post more photos after the show.  If you are interested in custom stitching, email Nikki at nikki.ballard@gmail.com.  She would love to stitch something special for you. If you live in the Starkville area, First Friday starts at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.   Come out and support the arts in Starkville at Creative...

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DIY Chalkboard Door

March 2, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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This past weekend, my husband and I made our back door a chalkboard. Side Note:  Boys will draw obscene pictures when given the...

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DIY Valentines aka The Start of my Doily/Mod Podge Addiction

February 16, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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I know Valentine's Day has passed but I couldn't resist posting these cute Valentine's I made for friends. For this Valentine I used a Martha Stewart edge punch to create the lace look on the valentine.  I made the envelope from this cute love paper that I downloaded from Paper Crave for free and the label is also a free download from Creature Comforts.  I love free printables!  I actually found both of these a while back and was...

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Vintage Stamps

February 9, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Being Green, DIY, Things That Make Me Happy, Wedding 
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I love the pretty vintage stamps we used on our wedding invitation envelopes so much. The envelopes we used for our wedding invitations were 100% recycled paper from Action Envelope.   We used vintage stamps that I purchased on Ebay, for the invitations we sent to the wedding party, close friends and family. For all of the other guests, we used the new love stamps which were perfect. Since hiring a calligrapher didn't really fit into our budget and I had no intention of writing addresses on all of our invitations since my husband invited half of  Starkville, we decided on using...

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