Isn’t she talented? Daughters scrapbooking gift

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I wanted to show a bit of my daughter’s beautiful scrapbooks. The photos are of two miniatures she made for me and ‘Dad’ as ‘remembrances’ when she and the kids joined her husband at his newly assigned duty base. (He is military, returning Iraq veteran and currently in Iraq again in his second deployment).

She sends Paper Art Greeting Cards

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My step-daughter is amazing in keeping faith with acknowledging every occasion. She has a large family and never misses anyone’s birthday, anniversary, congratulations, holiday or whatever else there is to celebrate. I don’t know where she finds them, but over the last couple years she has sent me the most adorable greeting cards. I place them around places in my kitchen because the cards make me smile, make me feel happy.

Thought I’d show off her artsy taste. Here are three of the cards she has sent me.

Project; Making Paper Beads using magazines. Doorway or Window curtain

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Paper Bead Art. I never heard of it, but others have. Why it caught my attention was because it uses magazines (and I have too many) plus the suggestion that the paper beads could be strung together to form a doorway curtain (or a window curtain). While the suggestion pictured is using the paper beads as art, I would be more likely to make the paper beads as a project to use the old magazines, so I would need plenty of paper beads to then string a doorway curtain.

For the tutorial how to – see at curbly   

and the paper beads are shown in this framed art piece

Crafting Project; Envelope Books

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I wind up with left over envelopes, and I save them..for – just in case. Still have them, and there has been no ‘just in case’. I also occasionally see bundles of envelopes for sale at thrift stores.

Look what some clever people at Church of Craft came up with for ways to creatively use envelopes!

and here is a tutorial with basic instructions for making accordion envelope books at Paper Source.

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