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Re: Book Giveaway: Paper Blooms

I love Jeffrey Rudell's articles. They are always entertaining and informative and I find myself looking for new articles and craft projects every time the CraftStylish newsletter comes out. I have tried several and while I am not always successful, I always have fun trying. Now, I can't wait to read his book.

Re: How to Emboss a Metal Tin

I love recycling metal tins with aluminum tape. Two notes: Aluminum tape comes in multiple widths. The wide width fits the top of Altoid tins with a little left over so you won't have to overlap a seam in the middle of it. Also, I run the tape (with the paper still over the sticky part) through my embossing machine. I have a couple of them and I can emboss any of my designs and even cut out designs from this tape very successfully. Then turn the tin upside down and trace on the paper side and cut out. Voila!

Re: How to Make a Recycled Twine Welcome Mat

Well, this looks like an "S" hook. I found one at JoAnne's. It works great for stiff stuff like twine.

Re: The "Times" They Are A-Changing: How to Make a Basket from a Newspaper

I don't know which I enjoy more, your craft ideas or the stories that accompany then. This one brings to mind a dying leisure pastime - reading a paper newspaper. I am tempted to start getting them again just to have on hand to make this lovely rustic basket. Your story encourages a dozen other crafty uses for this humble material. Thank you.

Re: Make Your Own Buttons from Polymer Clay

These are the clearest, easiest to follow instructions for polymer clay I have seen. I have several blocks of clay but my self taught attempts have been less than desirable. I need buttons for several neck scarves I made this winter. They are short and I think they will be really pretty with buttons. But the cost of nice looking buttons is crazy. I will give this a try and let you know how they turn out. Thanks!

Re: How to Make an Infinity Scarf

I am not getting step 3 either. It kind of looks like she is pushing it through itself to get it turned right side out but the sewing instructions are a bit confusing. I might try this with a piece of thin paper or a much smaller piece of scrap fabric to see if I can make it make sense. I tried surfing the net but cannot find any clearer directions. Hmmm.