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Taking A Minute

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Santa is taking a minute to check his list.  He's looking to see what you've asked for from Arnold Grummer's Papermaking this year.   Have you made your list yet?  Be sure to get it done or you will miss out on the chance to save 20% on your order. 

Santa was made using the cotton linter casting squares that I placed in an old cookie mold that I had. I followed the directions on the squares and pressed them into the mold and then removed it.   After that I let it dry for several days.  After it was completely dry, I used some chalk pastels to add color to him and then finished some of the details using Stickles and Liquid Pearls.  Don't have any molds of your own?  That's ok.  Arnold Grummer's has a huge selection to choose from so be sure to add them to your list. 

While Santa was drying, I used one of the paper making kits and followed the basic paper making instructions to create a sheet of paper.  I had the idea of making a two toned paper which turned o…

Handmade Paper Treat Bag and Placecard

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I love elegant parties and showers!! And what could spell elegance better than handmade paper.I made the paper following these basic papermaking instructions. This treat bag and place card are from one sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper. I used this pattern for the treat bag, and a 5" x 3.5" piece of the handmade paper, folded in half for a finished size of 2.5" x 3.5".

I printed the place card text on vellum. The finished size of the vellum is 2.75" x 1.5". I glued it to the folded paper with a couple tiny dots of liquid adhesive. After stuffing the treat bag, I tied the top closed with a length of tulle. Now I'm all ready for a party!!


I can think of several ways to use these darling bags at parties and receptions. They could hold mints at every place setting. They could hold grains and bird seed to shower a new bride and groom. What about a take-home gift for shower guests? Maybe a small bundle of empty bags tied with a ribbon for a stocking stuff…

Molded Handmade Ornaments

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It's time to decorate those trees for holidays.  Did you know that the molds from Arnold Grummer's make the perfect handmade ornaments?  I've been having so much fun molding paper recently.  I even have my next project that I will be sharing with you created and just needing the final touches.  I am so excited share the great news, too!  The holiday molds are on sale right now.  Isn't that great?  Just in time for you to start creating your ornaments to decorate the tree or give as gifts.  Who doesn't love receiving something handmade as a gift?  I know I do. 

For this ornament, I used some cotton linters and followed the directions that come with them and had this ornament in just minutes.  Once it was dry, I used some chalk pastels on a dry paint brush to add the color and a ribbon to finish it off.  It's that easy!  Still not sure about it?  Check out these great paper casting instructions.   See.  It really is that easy.

Just think of all the happiness y…

Maple Leaf Paper Casting

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I've really enjoyed paper casting using Arnold Grummer's molds. There are basic paper casting directions on the Arnold Grummer's website. These are a few of the favorites I've been using lately.


I found the perfect frame for the maple leaf mold at one of my most-frequented thrift stores. I made several different paper castings of the maple leaf, with and without inclusions.
This is the casting that I chose for my frame.

And here it is in the frame. Wasn't I right? Isn't this the perfect frame for this maple leaf paper casting?

You can enjoy making your own handmade paper and papercasting with this month's 20% discount.
Arnold Grummer's November sale!! Just enter the promo code Nov20 for 20% off your entire order.
You can see more projects on my Create & Craft blog.

We are looking for a Design Team

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Arnold Grummer is looking for a few awesome Mixed Media Artists to showcase Arnold Grummer's papermaking kits and new (!) bookmaking products!! If you LOVE paper crafts and find the idea of making your own papers to use on layouts, cards & projects inspiring, show us what you can do!!

We're looking for talented artists and designers who know how to inspire others to create. For those that also seek opportunities to have their papercraft work prominently featured, Arnold Grummer's Design Team is a great fit!

What’s expected of an Arnold Grummer Design Team Member?
* Ability to create compelling projects that showcase Arnold Grummer products
* Experience taking good photos or scans of projects
* Active interaction with members of Arnold Grummer's facebook and blog as they discover YOUR WONDERFUL DESIGNS!!

What are the responsibilities of an Arnold Grummer Design Team Member?
* The Arnold Grummer Design Team is a 6 month hitch, from Jan 1, 2014 – June 30, 2014. If the h…
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Arnold Grummer is looking for a few awesome Mixed Media Artists to showcase Arnold Grummer's papermaking kits and new (!) bookmaking products!! If you LOVE paper crafts and find the idea of making your own papers to use on layouts, cards & projects inspiring, show us what you can do!!

We're looking for talented artists and designers who know how to inspire others to create. For those that also seek opportunities to have their papercraft work prominently featured, Arnold Grummer's Design Team is a great fit!

What’s expected of an Arnold Grummer Design Team Member?
* Ability to create compelling projects that showcase Arnold Grummer products
* Experience taking good photos or scans of projects
* Active interaction with members of Arnold Grummer's facebook and blog as they discover YOUR WONDERFUL DESIGNS!!

What are the responsibilities of an Arnold Grummer Design Team Member?
* The Arnold Grummer Design Team is a 6 month hitch, from Jan 1, 2014 – June 31, 2014.
* Create…