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10 Fabulous Crafting Tips From 10 Fabulous Crafters!

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Hi! Welcome to Paper Crafting With Rebecca!  Today's blog entry is a super short one, but I had two goodies I want to share with you! The first is that I had so much fun being a part of a collaboration video with some very talented crafters. If you haven't seen it yet, here is the link... I learned all sort of tips from them that I am now using in my craft room. Do you already do any of these tips? Do you have any suggestions of your own that make crafting easier for you? Let me know in the comments below! Also... a life update for everyone who follows me... I am a grandmother again! Our sweet little grandson was born healthy and adorable this month and we are so proud of him! Thank you for all your support, encouragement and kind words. I appreciate you all! Happy Paper Crafting, Rebecca Disclosure Page

Let's Create a Fast and Easy Scrapbook Page!

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Welcome to Paper Crafting With Rebecca! I am so happy you are joining me today. For today's blog entry I want to highlight an easy scrapbook page that utilizes beautiful patterned papers and is fairly fast to pull together. First you might want to see it all come together in this video... Now for some of the details and (in some cases) measurements... The base page is a regular 12" x 12" sheet of patterned paper. The photos are 4" x 6", not matted, but I left the white border on them. The blue patterned piece and the green piece that I stitched to the base page could have been any large size I had available. For this page the blue piece is 6" x 9.25" and the green piece is 10" x 8". No matter what size you use, the key is to leave at least a one inch border of the base page visible around the outer edges... but any large coordinating sheets of paper will do. I chose to stitch the major components down with white thread, but I could have used

Color Dare #450 - Inspiration Photo

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  Thank you for stopping into my blog Paper Crafting With Rebecca ! I appreciate you visiting and I hope you find inspiration and useful paper crafting tips and ideas along the way. I am not sponsored by, nor an affiliate of, any of the products you see in today's blog... I'm not trying to sell you anything... I'm simply sharing this information for fun and informational purposes only. It's been awhile since I entered a Color Dare so I thought I better get to it! Sometimes when I'm not sure what I want to create for the day I pop into a challenge or a dare (such as this one) to help get those creative ideas flowing. If you would like to enter the Color Dare (or see the rules I'm following) here is the link... Color Dare #450 Information I needed to choose three colors inspired by this picture, so I chose Raspberry, Lemon, and Carolina (all inks from Close To My Heart). Then I created a card base using white cardstock. The measurements are 6" x 8" score

Take That Card From Simple to Fabulous

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Welcome to Paper Crafting With Rebecca ! I hope you find inspiration and helpful paper crafting tips in my blog today. I am not sponsored by, nor an affiliate of, any of the products used in today's blog/video. I am simply sharing this information for creative and entertainment purposes only. Today's blog and video are all about taking remnants of a card making kit (in this case, a page of card toppers) and turning them into beautiful cards using goodies you have in your own stash. First you will want to watch this video and then I will provide more measurements and details below. As I mentioned in the video, I sometimes end up with the odd sheet of card toppers. I have nothing else from what, I assume, was once the accompanying paper crafting or card making kit to create the card with. Just the sheet of card toppers! I end up with card toppers because I love buying the boxes of assorted papers/cardstocks that many companies offer in their clearance section. These clearance box

A Gift for Elisa

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Welcome to Paper Crafting With Rebecca! Thank you for popping into my blog today. Today's blog entry is simply an opportunity to share with you a memory book gift I made for a sweet friend. I enjoy making custom memory books for people because I can create the style specifically to that person's interests. This book took many hours to create, so I didn't video the entire process (well, actually, I did video most of it, but edited it out in the interest of time) however, I did include some highlights and a walk through once completed. Here is the video showing Elisa's gift... If you would like more detail on how to make the spine, without using a die, then you will want to watch this video... Creating memory books for your friends is a wonderful way to remind them they are important in you life. I hope you give it a try if you haven't already... and if you already make memory books then I hope this one inspires you to keep creating! As always, if you have any questio

Crafter's Companion "A Year of Craft": "The Gift of Giving" Unboxing

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Welcome to Paper Crafting With Rebecca ! Today is a short entry created simply to share my newest video showing what is in the new "A Year of Craft" box from Crafter's Companion. I am NOT an affiliate nor sponsored in any way by Crafter's Companion. This video is simply my first reaction and honest thoughts about the contents. The box I received is titled "The Gift of Giving". It has lots of fun goodies in it. Although this is a subscription box you might be able to find it in the crafting section or the clearance section of HSN or perhaps on the Crafter's Companion website. I don't know for sure... but if you can find it I would grab it up... it full of some quality paper crafting products. (Again, this is just my opinion, I'm not an affiliate, simply speaking from my own personal experience.) Happy Paper Crafting Rebecca Disclosure Page

Mixed Media Art Journal Page

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Welcome to Paper Crafting With Rebecca ! I am so pleased that you are able to join me today, thank you for stopping in. Today I want to share a video (and some details below) showing an art journal page I made. First you will want to sit back, relax, and watch this short video showing the page come together... Are you now relaxed and inspired? It is so fun to create art journal pages because there are no rules... the page is simply for you to enjoy making and a way to express whatever you feel with the art supplies you already own. I hope you dig into your stash and get crafty after reading this blog! I am not sponsored by, nor an affiliate of, any of the companies whose products I used in this video/blog. However, because I am often asked where I bought various supplies, I will try to help out with this list that you can use as search terms in Google to try to find something similar near you... Art Basic heavy gesso in white Golden regular gel matte heavy body acrylic medium Yasutomo