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Classroom Wednesdays: Shaker Card!

shaker card

It’s been ages since I’ve seen a shaker card or anything else but I always think they’re so neat!  They take a bit more work but they always look original.  Be sure to visit Glue Arts to see how they’re made.  :0)


Classroom Wednesdays: Altered Clipboards!

altered clipboards

These clipboards are too gorgeous, in my opinion.  They just make me want to smile.  Don’t you?  Check out the GCD Studio blog to see how to make one of your very own.  Enjoy!

Classroom Wednesdays: Velvet Ribbon Flowers!

ribbon flowers

Cheeky Magpie shares a tutorial on how to make these beautiful ribbon flowers.  Aren’t they darling?  I love the vintage look she gives these but, really, you could tweak these to whatever suits your personal style.  :0)

Classroom Wednesdays: Japanese Book Binding!

book binding

We are giving 2 big thumbs up to Hero Arts today for sharing a really cool technique: Japanese Book Binding!  Head on over to their site and watch the video on how you can bind your next mini album.  Too cool!  See it here.

Classroom Wednesdays: Paper Pinecone!

paper pinecone

Laura over at Laura’s Left Hook as a wonderful tutorial on how to create these cool paper pinecones.  You could make them as realistic or as whimsical as you want.  See the step-by-step instructions here.  Have fun!

Classroom Wednesdays: Christmas Bon Bons!

christmas crackers bonbon

Kaiser Craft has a great little template and tutorial on how to make these great little Christmas bon bons (we always call them “crackers”).  It’s easier than you think.  See the tutorial here.

Classroom Wednesdays: Altered Frames!

altered frame

I love how easy a plain white photo mat can be taken to a whole new level with just a few simple embellishments.  If you’d like to read more on this project, visit Memory Makers magazine here.  Enjoy!