Category Archives: Paper Crafts

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Narita Airport Traveler’s Notebook

I just love my Midori Narita Airport Traveler’s notebook and I try to find new ways to add little bits of my daily life into each page. I enjoy working with the Traveler’s notebook goodies and the leather. You can set up your Traveler’s notebook in anyway you need for you planning needs. I have one for mom’s day to day things with scheduled and to do list. I have one to which I collect all my movie stubs and Disneyland adventures.

Today I have a video showing off all my cute stamps I have collected over the year from my snail mail. I hope you all enjoy it.


Happy crafting,

loren

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Halloween Tag day 7 of 31 days

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I was super busy with errands and with a little bundle of joy on its her way next month, it seems like I am getting busier. Today I have a tag with poison bottles and skulls. I enjoyed playing around with the new Tim Holtz stamps and of course using the skull stamp. The skull stamp is my favorite one. 
 

The poison bottle tag I wanted to give the feel of being careful of medication they might not be what they seem.  I used mostly Ranger product and I just enjoyed making this tag.
Happy Haunting,

Loren
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Halloween Tag

It was a busy Sunday for me and getting use to posting everyday can be a little difficult. However I do have my tag. I decided to do a mini spider Halloween tag in a frame. I wanted something that I can use my many mini frames I have gotten at Michael’s and to display on my counter. I don’t know why I have not done more of them. It seems if it does not have glitter it looks boring, hehe.
I used Tim Holtz products with a Martha Stewart punch. I enjoyed using my mini frames and I used the Boo to hide the spider behind. I was hoping to make it seem like a little window to peek into. 
Happy Haunting,

Loren 

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Day 4 of 31 days of Halloween Tags

Its day four of 31 days of Halloween tags and I decided to do a little bit of Dias de los Muertos tag today. Its weird but I can’t stop using my glitter! I might need help, hehe. I hope you are all enjoying the hop. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments and encouragement.

I do love my purple glitter. I don’t know about you  but at times I feel like the tag is not finished and that is how I am feeling about this one. I might go back and change a few things. However, I hope you all still like it.

Happy Haunting,
Loren
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31 Days of Halloween Tag day 3

Its day three of 31 days of Halloween tags and I have a pumpkin for you this time around! I am having a blast making this beauties every night. Making tags helps me release my stress and get my little man likes getting involved. He loves to distress my tags. Maybe I’ll post one of his tags some time. Of course this tag was made with ranger products and how I love to use them.
 

 
I hope you are all liking and are getting inspired by them. Thank you for stopping by.
 

 
 photo wickedbloggerbutton_zps81ef6f33.jpg31 Days of Halloween 2013 Wicked Blog Roll
Terra
Black Dragon
Kapree
Shell
Kristy
Susan
Helen
Loren
Alison
Kelli
De Stempelwinkel
Monique
Karen
Airless Chambers
Jane
Jennifer
Emily
Lisa
Lyneen
Wendy
Altered Pages Art Sociates
Leslierahye
Delicious Doodles
Roni
Shoni
Jenn
DominoART
Jessica
Sandy
Carolyn
Carla
Julia
Steph
Trisha
Brigitte
Lisa
Anna
 
Happy Haunting,
 
Loren
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31 days of Halloween Tags of 2013

 Its that time again! I am participating in 31 days of Halloween tags and super excited to share all the creepy goodness I have in stored to for you this year. I am not the only one participating so make sure to stop by the other blogs listed below for more wonderful Halloween inspiration. 
 

 
If you missed last years tags don’t worry, go on the side bar I have a short video on all my 31 Halloween tags of 2012. 
 

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31 Days of Halloween 2013 Wicked Blog Roll
Terra
Black Dragon
Kapree
Shell
Kristy
Susan
Helen
Loren
Alison
Kelli
De Stempelwinkel
Monique
Karen
Airless Chambers
Jane
Jennifer
Emily
Lisa
Lyneen
Wendy
Altered Pages Art Sociates
Leslierahye
Delicious Doodles
Roni
Shoni
Jenn
DominoART
Jessica
Sandy
Carolyn
Carla
Julia
Steph
Trisha
Brigitte
Lisa
 
Happy Haunting’s 
 

Loren
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Book Page Folding Round Up!

Its Wednesday book folding day and I have a round up of all my book folding origami tutorials I have done in the past.  Now you can find them all in one place. Book folding is a wonderful creative way to display old book and keep your finger busy while watching t.v. You can even teach your kids to do one too!
 

 
 
First off we have the spiral book folding tutorial. The great thing about this tutorial is that just repeats it self over and over.
 

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The very first book page folding tutorial was this lovely in the center of the my picture. It can be use for display or you can hold mail with it.

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Here we have the center point book page folding tutorial for your viewing.


I should really come up with more creative names for this book folds right? I call this one the spiky book fold.

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The following book folding did not come out perfect like I wanted. I guess this is what happens when I don’t cut in a straight line! hehe
Sorry about some of the pictures but they where taken a little while ago before my fabulous camera I have now. 
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That concludes our round of of book folding tutorials! I hope you had fun. Tell me which one will you be trying?
Stay Crafty.

loren

Tutorial on the Art of Book Folding Origami

Its Wednesday which mean it time for book folding tutorial. I have not finished my book yet! Ugh… sometimes it take a look longer than I anticipated however, I did find a cool video on YouTube tutorial on the art of book folding. The video gives step by step tutorial and its super easy to follow. You will be making a diamond art book folding. I found that sometimes using colorful photos in a book makes is pop more.

The artist also has a few move videos on book folding so take a look and tell me what you think.
 
              
 
Stay Crafty!
 Loren
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Book Page Folding Tutorial

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I have another book page folding tutorial for you today. As always it a very simple book page fold that anyone can do it. I am doing so many book folding that I am actually don’t have space to display them but I can’t stop! It can be very addictive.  If you don’t have any books that you want to try to book page fold then going to flea market or a thift store to get your hands on some old book is the place to go.
 The book fold took me about three days to complete and the book has over 300 pages. Just remember the more pages the book has the more time its going to take to fold. I usually like to work with hardcover books because they look nicer when you display them but its no require for book folding but the soft cover will have a 360 page view since the spine has no support it will curl on it self.
Here we go.
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The first two pages fold the top right hand corner a cross the middle of the page. Take the bottom right hand corner and fold to meet the other fold.
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The following 14 pages fold sightly higher than the previous page. 
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 Once you have reached page 17 -20 should be folded the same height. Now you need to start from the beginning and do the next 20 pages the same way. If you mess up on any page just rip it out of the book because the fold won’t look right otherwise.
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I hope you have fun with this one!
Stay Crafty,
 
 
 
 Loren