Jeff_Rudell, contributor | January 25th, 201360 comments
When I was single, I used to hate Valentine's Day: the cloying emotion of store-bought cards, the exaltation of all things couple-oriented. Then I wised up and created my own tradition. Here is a Valentine for single people everywhere.
Jeff_Rudell, contributor | October 26th, 201238 comments
I wouldn't hesitate to put extra care and attention into wrapping a present, so why should a cake be any different? Cutting a silhouette is not difficult. If you have paper, pencil, scissors (or X-Acto knife), and an interesting design, you’re more than halfway there. Simply draw out your design, and start cutting.
Jeff_Rudell, contributor | August 24th, 201214 comments
A simple paper technique (with a fancy French name) helps turn inexpensive objects into a luxurious, one-of-a-kind object d'art. Our paper guy shows you how to dress up your home accessories without breaking the bank.
Jeff_Rudell, contributor | January 10th, 201143 comments
Art is for the ages, but paper is for the here and now! Embrace its ephemeral nature and even turn it to your advantage. Putting a little time into something that's not meant to last can yield wonderful results.
Jeff_Rudell, contributor | December 10th, 201032 comments
It's white. You can fold it. You can crease it. You can even wash it! But, it's not paper; it's fusible interfacing. And, if you're making large-scale origami this holiday, it is the perfect paper substitute.
Jeff_Rudell, contributor | October 7th, 200918 comments
A woman I hardly knew, with a disease I hardly understood, taught me one of the most important lessons of my life: that compassion dissolves fear. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I offer a belated thank you to Millie Barnett for introducing me to the big "C."
I write a lot about craft ideas that make great gifts, but what often gets lost in such articles is that I wrap a vast majority of the gifts I give in my very favorite box of all time. Download the pattern and you'll see that it is beautiful, sturdy, versatile, and a pleasure to open. I always have one or two boxes precut and ready to use.
Here's a terrific project that'll keep you in touch with where you've been as you venture to places yet to be discovered. They are also the perfect handmade present for any traveler. Check them out: you'll never be lost again!