Tag Archive: paper

Halloween Paper Dangles

These Halloween paper cut-outs are perfect for decorating windows, walls, and making a simple garland.  I drew a bat, some pumpkins, a ghost and candy corn shapes on colored construction paper.  Then, I… Continue reading

Invite Some Fowl to Your Next Feast!

I was out shopping today and I just couldn’t resist these little black ravens.  I thought they would make a great addition to a fall table or buffet. It only took minutes to… Continue reading

Black and White Week: Newsprint Magnets

I have been wanting to make my own magnets for a while now, and I have seen numerous examples of just how easy it is to make magnets with clear, floral/garden pebbles, paper,… Continue reading

Re-purposing Recyclables: Paper

There are times when I feel as though I am drowning in paper scraps.  I am literally surrounded by old notes, receipts, grocery lists, advertisements for take-out restaurants, and scraps of card stock. … Continue reading

DIY Plastic Stencil

Today, I tried to make a homemade stencil using some of the fonts I downloaded yesterday and some plastic packaging.  It turned out a little rustic, and I may do another inking for… Continue reading

Paper Scrap Beads

I’m sure that a lot of folks know how to make these paper beads.  I think that I first learned when I was very young with days-old newspapers and magazine scraps, a few… Continue reading

Baby Tags

Lots of my friends and family seem to be welcoming new additions to their families lately.  In the last few months, three friends have had babies with different “E” names. When I give… Continue reading

Origami Afternoon

This past weekend, I watched a great documentary film entitled Between The Folds about modern origami. It made me remember folding inflatable paper balloons on the playground as a child, and left me… Continue reading

Paper Pinwheels For Place Cards and More!

When I first read a blurb in Do It Yourself magazine about creating paper pinwheels from old book pages, I was inspired.  Since I enjoy making fun place cards as a hobby, I… Continue reading

Tiny, Handcrafted Love Notes and Envelopes

Today some of my family is celebrating a very important anniversary. It has me thinking of love. One of the ways that mon mari and I show affection for each other is during… Continue reading

Adding Interest to Paper…With Tea!

I must say that this blog topic combines two of my favorite things: tea, a delicious beverage, and paper, the medium of writers, records, history and literacy. There is something so homey about… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: Truffles!

I feel like I only have to say the word “truffles” and I’m guaranteed to get some traffic on the blog today. “And by truffles, I don’t mean pricey mushrooms!” This is a… Continue reading

Pretty Paper Bows to Make a Present “Pop”

The other day, I was wrapping a gift and the end result was a bit, blah.  I was fiddling around with some paper scraps and thought maybe a paper bow would help.  Usually,… Continue reading

Mad for Monograms!

I must say, I love the look of a monogram. There is something about the beautiful script and the sense of ownership that just says “class.” There was a time when I thought… Continue reading