Paper crafts

Card making, scrapbooking, other types of crafts

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    Mother’s Day Card

    Several years before I retired, I took up scrapbooking. And closely aligned with scrapbooking is card making. You use a lot of the same supplies and techniques. I also followed card making on Pinterest and saved lots of examples, thinking I would benefit from them when I quit working.  My plan was to make cards as a retiree. I also started collecting various supplies and tools that I thought would be helpful with card making. I even took some classes at Archivers (I was SO sad when they closed) to learn different techniques and to be exposed to different tools. Even before I retired, I made a few cards. I…

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    How to Jazz Up a Notepad

    I recently came across notepads that I thought were cute and would make nice presents for friends.  However, it didn’t seem right to just give someone a notepad.  Sure, I could include it with something else, but I wanted the notepad itself to be something special.  I wanted to jazz up a notepad. I checked Pinterest, which is always my starting point, and found people had been creating holders for post-it note pads.  I liked what they’d done, but my notepads are bigger than a three inch post-it pad.  I found what I thought was the best design and tailored it to meet the size of my notepads, creating a…