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How To Make Backgrounds From Inks and Stamps

Tips and ideas for how to make creative background papers using just inks and rubber stamps! These are great scrapbook papers for mixed media, junk journals or greeting cards. Super cheap and easy to make! How I Got The Background Idea I was checking out Seth Apter’s Altered Page Facebook page and saw a fun …

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How To Use A Manual Die Cutting Machine (Big Shot and Sidekick)

Here are all my best tips and ideas for how to use a die cutting machine to make outline shapes for your junk journals, cards or mini albums. This tutorial will walk you through getting started using a Sizzix Big Shot or Sidekick machine. What Is A Die Cutting Machine? A die cutting machine will …

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The Heartbreaking Reason My Mom-In-Law Keeps Buying Calendars

As a dementia caregiver, it can be frustrating reliving the same conversations over and over again. But this morning I was particularly touched that my mom told me twice about the calendar she bought. Mom’s Calendar Quest I call my mother in law “Mom” because she she has been Mom for almost 20 years now. …

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Comparing 4 Different Gloss Mediums

I have super strong feelings about making glossy, hard tags and mixed media projects! In this post I compare Fantastic Glazing Glue vs Glossy Accents vs Dimensional Magic vs Mod Podge Gloss Luster. Find out the best way to get fun, shiny accents for your junk journal or mini album! Making High Gloss Mixed Media …

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Cheap and Easy Tags & Tabs Magazine and Washi Tape

Tips and ideas for how to make tags and tabs for your junk journals or mini albums using craft supplies you have laying around and scrap papers! These are super cute for adding a pop of colorful ephemera to your projects! How To Make Colorful Tabs and Tags This is a super fun project that …

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