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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Pumpkin and Star Shaped Journal on: October 28, 2010 06:17:11 PM
I made these two journals recently. I wanted to do something for Halloween and I found this orange paper so I decided to make a pumpkin journal:





This one's a star shaped journal with green iridescent paper:





I've also made a snowflake journal and heart shaped journal. I think it's fun to play with different shapes for journals.
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Snowflake Journal on: October 16, 2010 01:56:29 PM
I used binder boards for the covers (I also added decorative paper to it afterwards. Usually when I'm using binder board, I cover it in decorative paper, but I decided to leave some of it showing for this journal). You can also use cardboard, but I think binder board is more sturdy. I cut a paper snowflake and traced the shape on to the binder board. I just used scissors to cut it out and then sanded the edges. I cut the snowflake shape in half to create the front and back covers and just binded it together.
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: iPod Valentines on: February 13, 2010 08:31:26 PM
These are so cute and unique!
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Snowflake Journal on: January 22, 2010 08:21:45 AM
I thought I'd share this snowflake shaped journal I made. When you open it up, it has a shape of a snowflake. I made a heart shaped journal last year and I wanted to do another fun shape, but something different. I was cutting a paper snowflake and thought I would try using that shape to make a journal. Here's how it turned out:







5  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Penguin Hors d'oeuvres on: January 03, 2010 02:05:21 PM
these are amazing! I have to try them. Smiley
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 46 ENTRIES / Gingerbread City on: January 03, 2010 01:59:22 PM
I wanted to do something creative besides a traditional house so I built a gingerbread city.





It's (loosely) based on the Chicago skyline because I'm from Chicago, but it can be any city. The blue part is the lake. Everything is edible.



I started with gingerbread dough and cut it to different shapes that made up the sides of the building. I tried to make real buildings in Chicago, but it was hard to get them right. The building on the left is based on the Sears Tower/Willis Tower (even though in real life, it's taller than the other buildings). I dyed white frosting a yellow/orange color and used it to make dots that represent city lights.





I made white frosting and dyed it blue to make the lake.



I used coconut flakes to represent snow on the ground near the buildings.



It's not perfect, but it was fun to try something new this year. Smiley
7  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #46 - Gingerbread House Contest - Due Jan 1 - Jan 5 on: December 06, 2009 09:53:20 AM
I haven't entered a challenge a while, but I was just thinking I should make a gingerbread house this year. Maybe I'll think of something creative. Smiley I can't wait to get started!
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / calendar on: October 29, 2009 11:43:47 AM
I want to make paper calendars and I already started on the inside pages/designs. I'm just not sure the best way to bind it together. I was going to just put it together like a journal (it would just be facing the other way, horizontally not vertically). That works, but the only thing is I want a hook so you can hang it. I was thinking of just coptic stitching it and sort of slipping a hook in between the stitch. Anybody have any ideas or know where to get hooks? Thanks for any help. Smiley
9  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 41 ENTRIES / Re: Painter's Palette Appetizer Platter (Recipe heavy!) on: August 18, 2009 03:29:36 PM
This is so cute! I'll have to try it sometime.
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Heart Shaped Journal & Boxes on: April 17, 2009 09:39:48 AM
I haven't been on this site in a while and I thought I'd post some of my recent projects. Smiley

I've seen all types of weirdly shaped journals before. I remember seeing one on craftster of little butterfly journals. I usually just make rectangular ones, but last Valentine's Day, I thought it'd  be cute if I tried making a heart shaped one.

It's a half heart when it's closed:


And opens up in to a whole heart stitched together.



I also thought I'd post my boxes. These are made with binder's board, the same stuff I use to make cover of journals and I basically cut measurements of each side of the box (and top) and glue it together. Then I cover it with fabric or decorative paper.

This Little Piggy Box:


Postcards from Italy:


Bingo:


I made this one for someone and really like how it turned out:


Mailing Package Box (this is my favorite):


Thanks for looking.
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