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I heard someone say today that "scrapbookers are the furries of the crafting world." What do you think?
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I would like to give my boyfriend a random gift (for no reason other than I love him) but i'd like to make it. I'm already making a scrapbook for us, but that's pretty much all I've seen as far as Ideas go online. Does anyone have any other ideas?
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I really love what this person did https://www.instructables.com/id/SF6IAZEFPKF9VUM/But I was wondering does anyone have any simpler projects? I wanted to make a box to fill with gifts with a hidden drawer/compartment where I could put a scrapbook. Its a gift for my boyfriend and where this box is very nice I dont think I would be able to accomplish something like that being a newbie to work working.?
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I am working in our basement and I want to keep all space as open as possible to accomodate at pool table. My wife likes to scrapbook on occasion and I want to build some sort of folding table that I can drop down from the wall. Most of the time, I would have the space required. It does not have to be very large. I am thinking some sort of a hinge system?
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Hi! I enjoy making paper boxes with cardstock that I normally have just cut by hand with scissors. But I am to the point where I need a simple way that I can cut the paper shapes which doesn't take as long as cutting with scissors and isn't as expensive as purchasing a scrapbook die cutter (which I can't create my own die for anyway). Does anyone have a less expensive idea that might help me? Thanks!
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I want to make something cute for my boyfriend for christmas. We've been dating for almost a year and i want to make him something GOOD. I cant think of anything besides a scrapbook, but i already made him one of those.i want something thatll make him be like "awhh" i mean im sure he'll like whatever i give him, but i just really want something sweet.. soooo... does anyone have any suggestions?
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I have sewing, drawing, baking, photography, general crafting, and painting skills. I have some experience with crocheting, knitting, woodworking, gardening, writing, and scrapbooking. I like history (specifically American Revolution, Napoleonic Era England & France, and Victorian England & America), art (Impressionists are high on my list), anime and manga (although I'm still new to it), and science fiction. I don't know if I'm looking for one project to do every day for a year, or a "genre" of projects so I can mix up my weeks. I don't have a ton of funds to pour into this, but I have a lot of supplies for the things I mentioned above. Any help in narrowing down ideas would be greatly appreciated... I feel like I'm drowning in ideas and don't know where to swim.
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I'm very intimidated to post on this forum with all you geniuses but here goes. This is an acrylic holder that you can get from any craft store. I always love this rubber stamping technique as it is so easy yet comes out so pretty every time. All you do is dry emboss a background word stamp with white emboss on white watercolor paper then stamp your image over top. I wet the ink and add a few different colors on top of each other so it looks like an actual watercolor painting. You can fleck some wet ink for an artistic effect too. The paper underneath just slides in. The pen is a Pentel pen so you can open it and put whatever paper you'd like inside. I used a small piece of clear velcro to hold the pen on. Embellish as you wish and voila a beautiful sticky note holder. This technique is great for cards and scrapbooking.
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The mission of The Crafting for Charity Club is to assist other charitable organizations and nonprofit groups by providing craft skills education and organizing the creation of handmade arts and crafts. That being said, we have been asked to make craft kits and teach craft skills to bed ridden patients at a local hospital. This will be a long-term thing for us and we need as many ideas as we can get. Another thing we need to consider is projects for parents to work on with their kids. We've got the following ideas so far: scrapbook kits crocheting knitting card making embroidery/cross stitch making games jewelry We've been told we could even make playdough and silly putty! While we have general ideas, we could use as much help as we can get for specific instructions. This isn't something we're going to sell these things, they are purely for use in charitable purposes. That being said, we will likely post our patterns in our members only section of our website.
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Update: I found my answer, see comment below. In short: I used a Carl Heavy Duty hollow-head Hole Puncher, and it works great! I've been using plastic page protectors (these, specifically) in bulk, say about 1000 a month. However, I need them to be 8.5 x 8.5 and I also need to punch holes that are slightly off from the factory holes. I'm basically using these as a cheaper alternative to 8x8 scrapbook page protectors (which are prohibitively expensive - say $1 a sheet or so). I've figured out how to quickly cut the pages (using a rotary cutter), and that works great. However, I am still struggling to find a way to quickly & cleanly punch holes in these things. The problem is that the plastic binds, stretches, and does not cut cleanly. I need a very sharp & precise puncher to do this quickly, and I haven't found one yet. I've tried normal 3-hole punchers. I can punch them one at a time, if I hit the punch hard, and occasionally it binds & sticks (since the plastic stretches instead of breaking and gets caught in the mechanism). I've tried hand-held punches as well, same result. Also, aligning each individual page is time consuming as well. The problem with paper hold punchers is that they're made for paper. They're inaccurate, not sharp, but strong. The cheap & heavy duty ones alike only differ in how much paper they can punch, but neither are sharp/accurate enough for thin plastic sheets. Is there a high-quality razor-sharp & ultra-precise hold puncher out there? I haven't seen any that look even close. I've tried holding them down & drilling them. The plastic wraps around the drill bit and they rip to shreds. I also tried a leather punch, but the ones I got were much too dull - they just dented the plastic. The only thing that has had some success is a dremel 115 cutter bit. That actually cuts into the plastic, and if I go carefully (eating a bit at a time) it'll go through a lot of sheets at once. However, it's messy, takes a lot of setup, and leaves a very messy hole (all chewed up). Ideally, I'd love to line up 10 sheets or so, have a way to align them (a jig?), and then punch them all at once w/o any binding or sticking. Does anyone have any other ideas? I've thought of melting a hole, but then the pages would all stick together. I'm completely boggled - how can I do this? What tool can I buy for this? What method haven't I tried? Thanks guys! Any suggestions are appreciated.
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