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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Craft paper and foam board on: February 21, 2009 01:54:15 PM
I have a question about the best way to attach foam board to craft paper. 

I'm decorating my classroom door for Read Across America week and I have the door covered in craft paper.  I really want to carve some foam board and attach it to the door for a nice 3-D effect.  It's rather thin, 3/16 in (5mm) thick, but basically the whole door would be covered.  I can't decide if it would be best to glue the board to the paper on the door or use double stick tape, or both.  I would hate for panels to pop off anytime I open the door.  I can't do/use anything that would damage the door, and it will only be up for 4 days.  Any suggestion would be great. 
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Baby Bouquet with tutorial on: March 07, 2008 03:58:10 PM
My cousin is having her first baby shower, and being the crafty one in the family, I wanted to do something special.  I looked around at diaper cakes and diaper wreaths when I stumbled across a baby bouquet. After much searching I found how to make them, so here is my take at a baby bouquet.

I added 3 board books I found at Target.  She loves frogs, hence the ribbon and box decoration  Smiley

Basic tutorial:

a wooden box
plastic/silk leaves and small flowers
baby clothes (I used all white, 8 socks, 5 onesie's, 3 kimono style shirts)

I painted frogs, her favorite animal

and here's how it looks on the box-

The back and inside I painted the same color as the frogs.  Then I made my bouquet based off this tutorial:  http://www.marthastewart.com/article/baby-bunch-bouquet

Here's a onesie, a sock, and a shirt

and here's 14 flowers grouped into 9 bunches.

I cut an old shoe box to fit inside the box and poked 9 holes to hold the flowers.

Here's how it looks with all the flowers:

To hide the stems, I placed tissue paper around the inside, two sheets, one fluffed up, and one fluffed down.

There you go, hope you enjoy!  Cheesy

3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / The Japanese Little Present Swap Gallery on: February 08, 2007 01:33:53 PM
The first package has been sent, can't wait to see the pictures of everything everyone gets!  Wink
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / pincushion pattern? on: February 04, 2007 07:14:17 PM
i saw a pincushion today, loved it, and can't find a pattern for it anywhere.

it looks like a sunflower, a huge stuffed center and the 3 layers of "petals" that weren't stuffed are on the outter edge. there's a fourth layer of petals that are made to look like leaves. they kind of remind me of prairie points. the lady that made it said she used a pattern (didn't mention the name though) and said that the petals were made from circles (that were folded into triangles).

anyone ever seen anything like this before?
thanks  Smiley
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / The Japanese Little Present Swap Sign-ups closed, send by 02/16/07 on: January 20, 2007 08:36:16 PM
Swap name: The Japanese Little Present Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Simply
Sign-up date range: 01/20/07 thru 01/26/07
Date to send item by:02/16/07

Limited to a certain number of people? NO

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages, under 18 please get permission first.

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Details of swap:

The theme is all aspects of Japanese culture, from Geisha, to street fashion, to anime, and everything inbetween.  There are a lot of Japanese inspired crafts here on Craftster, so search around if you need some inspiration.

You will be crafting a minimum 2 small and 1 large OR medium item. If you and your partner want to do more, feel free, but please discuss it with each other first  Smiley

By Time
-Big=3 or more hours
-Medium=2 or more hours
-Little=2 or less hours

By Size
-Big=A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium= one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small- Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Big= $30 or more
-Medium=$10-$30 dollars
-Small=$10 or less

Please PM me and your partner when you ship your item. If shipping within your country please send the DC number to me and your partner.  If you are shipping outside your country, or a DC is not available, please get (and keep) a receipt. In the event your partner does not receive a package, you will need one of these two items as proof of shipping.  If your partners package becomes lost in transit, (lets hope not!) you will be responsible for sending a replacement.

Things happen, if you cant send by the send out date, please let me and your partner know as soon as possible so we can work something out.

If for whatever reason you think you may not be able to complete this swap, PLEASE do not sign up. We want this to be a flake free swap.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap:  The Japanese Little Present Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
(PLEASE write this EXACTLY as you would a letter to yourself, ex:
123 Main St.
Town, State, Country(if sending outside your country)
Zip Code (if applicable))

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
-What aspect of the culture are you most interested in?
-Is there anything you would like to receive?
-Is there anything you would not like to receive?
-(taken form thebagfairy) Do you prefer decorative trinkets(like figurines) or more practical crafts(like journals, totes)? Would you prefer to receive all practical items or all decorative items, or a mix?
-Colors you like?
-Colors you dislike?
-Crafts you like to make?
-Crafts you dislike making?
-Links for inspiration? (feel free to include blog, wist, etc.)
-Any allergies?
-Do you have access to a camera for posting in the swap gallery?
-Anything you want your partner to know?

Please rember to post at least once in this thread so you can stay updated!


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.



Kitten Wrangler
Modus Operandi

Swap Partners:

Simply <--> Kitten Wrangler

Veganxwater <-->Modus Operandi

mini<--> delayes_echo

ellenade <--> mmd32

CrashTestDuckie --> giantsquid -->TwistedRedhead  --> CrashTestDuckie

sending late
finished with swap (I sent and my partner recieved)

Modus Operandi
Kitten Wrangler

Modus Operandi
Kitten Wrangler
please remember to keep in contact with me and your partner!

The Gallery:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=151249.0
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / yo ho yo ho, a pirates life for me on: November 02, 2006 06:57:10 AM
I dressed as a pirate wench for halloween this year  Grin

the boots earrings and necklace were bought, the top and vest were simplicity patterns, the skirts were hand drafted. I made the boot cuffs also.  Only thing I regret was not using boning in the vest like it required, and it kept bunching up  Undecided

with my pirate pet, and the lace up back:
7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Filipino sweet rolls? on: February 19, 2006 08:50:11 PM
hi there! i'm looking for a Filipino recipe.  my neighbor use to make it for special occasions and i loved it (but then i moved and no more special rolls for me  Cry  )

 it's a small roll, almost a white color, and it has a dark brown filling made of coconut... and something else.

 i've looked all over online for it, but seeing as how i don't know what they're called exactly, i haven't had much luck. thank you to anyone who can help me  Kiss
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / paper mache animals? on: June 07, 2005 11:42:15 AM
i think paper mache goes here, if not, then mods feel free to move it where ever.

i've been asked to do some life size paper mache of animals, girrafe, zebra, something along those lines.   i know lots of people use chicken wire as a base, and then paper mache over it. does anyone know a website that would detail what exactly i would need to do this, and how to go about doing it?  i guess what i really need help with is the supporting frame?
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Joann pattern sales? on: March 14, 2005 07:02:21 AM
i know Joann's sometimes does the simplicity patterns for $ .99  each, but i always seem to miss them. anyone know if the stores do a regular rotation for their pattern sales and when they are?  or are there any online stores that offer a $ .99 sale on patterns?
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / umbrella frames? on: November 02, 2004 09:04:03 PM
does anyone know if you can buy umbrella frames? or do you hafta buy the whole thing, like in the stores? and does anyone know where to get them relatively cheap? thanks  Smiley
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