Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Paper Crafting with PaperCuts

Tis the season!!! I love everything Holiday's; the trees, the snow, the cookies! But I especially love the crafts (obviously).  So to share my love of the Holidays, I have spent hours searching the internet to put together something special for my readers. Presenting PaperCuts: 25 Days of Paper Crafts.  

I thought these were some of the cutest ideas ever. I hope you like them too. So go get your paper, scissors, and glitter and get started! Be sure to send pictures, I would love to post any Holiday crafts you have created this season.
  1. Star-Punched Paper Hurricanes  - Martha Stewart
  2. Music Sheet Stars- Zakka Life
  3. Gratitude Advent Calendar - Michaels
  4. Count-down Calendar - Maya Made
  5. JOY Paper Holiday Blocks  - Michaels
  6. Paper Evergreens - Martha Stewart
  7. Paper Snowflake Tutorial - Weaver Girl Guz
  8. Toilet Paper Roll Wreath  - See You There !
  9. Stocking Garland - Martha Stewart
  10. Picture-Frame Ornaments  - Martha Stewart
  11. Capiz Shell Christmas Garland - Home Stories A2Z
  12. Paper Christmas Wreath Tutorial - The Red Thread
  13. Paper Mache Snowman - Craft Elf
  14. NOEL Letters - Better Homes and Gardens
  15. Paper Christmas Trees - Elle's Studio
  16. DIY Paper Village - Endlessly Inspired
  17. Toilet Paper Roll Snowflake Craft - Muffin Tin Mom
  18. Paper Christmas Tree - Jen-uninely Inspired
  19. Crafty Christmas Wreath - Razzle Dazzle Crafting
  20. Floating Ornaments - Martha Stewart
  21. Christmas Tree Garland - Miss Bee's Christmas Tree
  22. Homemade Cornucopia Christmas Ornament - Good House Keeping
  23. Matchbox Gifts - Martha Stewart
  24. Christmas Ball Ornaments - Homemade Gifts Made Easy
  25. Popup Christmas Tree Card - Robert Sabuda

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

October not just for Halloween

For those of you who didn’t know, October is not just about Halloween (though kiddos in costume are pretty cute).  It is also Breast Cancer awareness month. Sadly, I don’t know anyone whose lives have not been touched in one way or another by Cancer. So I was happy to contribute when asked to create something for 20 Breast Cancer Survivors as part of Breast Cancer 2011: Love, Hope & Perseverance charity events.  They were looking for something unique to give 20 honored recipients and I wanted to makes sure it was extra special.

I thought long and hard as to what would be something to which these Honorees would treasure for years to come. One thing which was important to me was to make something which could be used to capture their story and their future. This small memoir book will not only allow them to journal their stories but serve as a reminder of their perseverance. The word chosen for this book signifies our inmost desire which rings in the heart of all who have been touched by this disease. Each page is colored in a shade of Pink as a show of support for the cause and adorned with small sections for writing out thoughts and feelings or to add a photo or memento. I hope each Breast Cancer Survivor Winner enjoy this small token of my love and respect.