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1  scrap paper craft-a-long NEW PROJECT 4/4!! in Craftalongs by doe_eyes on: April 04, 2008 06:03:19 PM
This week's project: keychains and buttons!!!

generally i find my keychains at hobby lobby, and the buttons are there too, but they're cheaper at wal-mart.

this week i just used an old comic strip i copied... and then glued back to back and cut down to size...
it's my favorite comic...

before...


front....


back...


love to see all your creations!!
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2  Re: scrap paper craft-a-long in Craftalongs by doe_eyes on: March 27, 2008 10:00:35 PM
FIRST PROJECT: BOOKMARKS!!!!

materials:
decorative paper, images, stickers
scissors, punches
glue (i prefer rubber cement)
copy shop with laminating services -or- clear contact paper
optional:
hole punch
ribbon
magnet strips
other embellishments

i made three types of bookmarks for this tutorial; a few plain ol' regular ones, a book thong, and a magnetic bookmark. the instructions for all three are below:



Regular bookmarks:
Cut out a rectangle and decorate it any way you wish. Have it laminated! (you really dont have to, but I think it protects it more). If you wish, punch a hold in the top and tie on funky ribbons and charms.

here's a closeup of edvard munch's "scream" with the ribbon in the top (oops, mr. lizard got in the way)


Book thongs:
Cut out four small shapes of identical sizes and decorate any way you wish. Glue two together with a section of ribbon in the middle and repeat at the other end. Cover both ends with clear contact paper and trim down to size.

here's my lizard guy!!!


Magnetic bookmarks:
Cut two small-to-medium size rectangles and decorate!! Lay both of your images face up, with the tops facing toward the middle, and about apart. In this position, laminate or cover both sides with clear contact paper. (Thicker laminating wont work very well). Fold in half at the top, then align a thin strip of magnet across the bottom inside of each.

and the other, "punk" lizard....


Tips:
* If you use rubber cement, the best bond you can get is to evenly coat both sides, let it dry, then stick it together. This also works well for ribbon, given you apply a generous coat.
* If you like to use ribbon, buttons, or multiple layers to decorate your bookmarks and they get too bulky, just make a color photocopy of your design before laminating!
* Other good bookmarks: sliced up photos, greeting cards, post cards, playing cards....

"Inspiration" gallery
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210203.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=92319.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=5639.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=75317.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=106763.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=108046.0

have fun!!!!!!
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3  scrap paper craft-a-long?? in Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions by doe_eyes on: March 24, 2008 04:45:50 PM
okay, so if you guys are like me, you always have scraps when making a paper project... and if you're like me, you also hoard them. and old scrapbook pages, images, ephemera....
i don't know what it is about pretty paper, but i just can't give it up.
so i racked my brain and came up with about 30 different scrap paper projects, all using pieces 6x6" or smaller.

the idea is i'd post a different project every week, then see what people come up with!

anyone interested???

here's some of my stash...
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4  tie-dye eggs in Easter by doe_eyes on: March 24, 2008 03:54:24 PM
so these are my family's tradition every year: even my great grandma made these... although she used coffee and pureed beets for dye....

woohoo! not the greatest picture, but hopefully you get the idea...



thanks for looking!!!
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5  bunny napkins!! *with tutorial & pics* in Easter by doe_eyes on: March 22, 2008 10:11:13 PM
so i was in charge of setting the easter table at home, and i wanted to do something creative with our napkins... so behold, napkin folding a la bunny!



this is a variation on the rose napkin on this site:
http://robbiehaf.com/RobbiesKitchen/Folds/Rose/

HOW-TO

1. take a regular ol' square napkin (i think mine are 15 or 16") and fold all the corners into the center


2. then take those corners and fold them to the center


3. flip it (not shown) and fold the corners to the center a third time (shown)


4. tricky part: hold the center with one hand, then reach underneath with the other and pull two of the corners out for the ears


4. still holding the center, fold the bottom two corners underneath for his little face. use a hershey's or other small candy to weight down the center (they like to pop up), but let the bottom one pop up a little for his nose. ta-da!!!

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6  peach crunch surprise! in Dessert by doe_eyes on: February 21, 2008 03:24:13 PM
i love half-homemade projects... they're sooo much easier.

so, here's my peach crunch surprise pie.... i call it a surprise pie because no one ever expects the raspberry at the bottom, and most have no idea there's coconut in the topping!!!



ingredients:
one premade pie crust (i like to use shortbread)
one can raspberry pastry filling
one large can peach pie filling
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
3/4-1 cup flake coconut

1) preheat over to 375. spread a layer of raspberry pastry filling on the bottom of the pie. i used about 2/3 of the can, though come to think of it you could use a layer of raspberry pie filling -or- raspberry jelly (to avoid seeds).
2) spread the peach pie filling evenly over the top of the raspberry goodness.
3) melt butter in a large, microwave safe bowl. add the flour, sugar, and coconut and mix with a fork until evenly distributed in crumbs. you guessed it - spread evenly over the peach filling.
4) bake for 30-35 minutes or until the crumb topping gets nicely browned.

enjoy!!! one warning though... it's a very gooey gooey pie! don't expect it to stay in one place after you cut it!
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7  snow day/stashbusters, part 2!! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by doe_eyes on: January 21, 2008 05:29:35 PM
here's the rest of my jewelry day!

black marble bracelet.... sheesh this one was hard on my hands, but worth it!


and a set of flower stitch markers for my friend's bday!


thanks all!!!!
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8  snow day/stashbusters, part 1!!! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by doe_eyes on: January 21, 2008 03:48:32 PM
okay, so what to do on a dreary day? raid my bead stash, drive to the store on slippery roads, and then spend all afternoon with a flourescent lamp and jewelry pliers.

the results? 3/5 completed projects!!! i'd say 1/2 of everything was from my stash, and 1/2 i bought today.

Citrine Set: cracked citrine and yellow cat's eye


Simplicity: pearls (fake) and swarowski (not fake)


Modish: czech/venetian (?) glass and bronze pearls


this has been my first post coming off an incredibly long hiatus..... please be kind!!
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9  Re: Fill a Coffee Cup or Mug Swap! in The Swap Gallery by doe_eyes on: October 23, 2007 06:03:29 PM
oh yeah...

well, after much forgetfulness and delay, here is the absolutely hilarious, right-on-the-money mug that RondaS sent me!!



yeah... right next to my halloween man.
i love halloween.
and teaching.
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10  another "medusa" scarf... hawkeye this time! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by doe_eyes on: October 14, 2007 09:47:01 PM
so this is another one! it's a little different from the first one i made... (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=196534.msg2077771#msg2077771)

it only has two layers of fleece, and i think it lays a little better, but it's still warm as anything!
it must be good luck too, the hawks won the same day i finished it!



ha... it's made of the leftover fleece from my halloween costume
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w127/doe_eyes/bee3.jpg
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