Neat Little Packages in the New Year

Here's a peek at the DIY I created for Hambly Screen Prints this month. Please pop on over to the Hambly Blog to find to more about this project and get the complete instructions.

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Crafty Gadgets

Paper flower garland.

During my christmas crafting season, I treated myself to a couple of new craft gadgets - a pair of fringe scissors and a scoring board. Both are from the Martha Stewart craft line.

Now that quiet January has rolled around, I've finally had a chance to break them out of the box and do a little experimenting.

The first project I created with the gadgets was this paper flower garland. I made it for my monthly contributions to Hambly Studios, and I used their paper exclusively.

Paper flower garland.

Paper flower garland.

I used the scoring board to create the leaves, and the fringe scissors to create the blooms.

Paper flower garland.

I'm looking forward to spending a some more time with these new tools and exploring all the possibilities!


This Makes Me Happy


And now it lives in my crafting room.

I found it here in Tacoma, at an antique shop downtown. It's from the 1940's and I like trying to imagine the flower shop where it once hung, the hands that made the corsages and the occasions they were for.