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Happy Valentine Card

©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2015

I promised you in last week's post (P.S.....I Love You) that I would share the matching card. I did use the left over papers that were previously created but the instructions below are for making new sheets of handmade paper. Remember if you are making these folder hearts that the paper should be a bit on the thin side. The use of handmade paper adds a beautiful touch to everything. 

Supplies: Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kitsBlender, small strainer, cello sponges and soft towelsBeacon Quick Grip™ Adhesive, double sided tapeScraps of red and white paper (think colored junk mail, etc.)Die: Nellie Snellen Accordion Heart die, Cheerylynn Happy Valentine’s Day diesSpellbinders Grand Calibur™ MachineSwirly hearts embossing folderWestcott® Personal paper cutter & scissorsScor-Pal™A2 white card and envelope (or use the AG envelope template and make a matching envelope)Instructions: Follow the direction for p…

Butterfly Love

Hi everyone, Tamiko here.. I was very anxious to use one of the many templates that is available over at the Arnold Grummer website, and you will be too!  Never had I used a template that allowed me to create my very own heart shaped cards, with just a simple fold!!

I am really having a ball learning how to play with batches of pulp to get the right thickness of my finished sheets of paper. I think i will be ready for inclusions (added extras) in my paper with my next few batches!  Fingers crossed!  Well on to today's project!

My list of supplies included:

Any of the Arnold Grummer Paper Mill KitsArnold Grummer Folding Heart TemplateBlenderVarious Colored papersNeedleThread/Embroidery FlossPenalpha mini stampsink padPaper BeadsScissorsHelmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue

First I gathered some papers to tear into one inch pieces and placed them in the blender with almost three cups of water.  Saw a napkin and decided to toss it in as well.

Blend Blend blend, (smiles).. I often blend o…

Quick & Easy Mixed Media Canvas by Linda Hess

I love alcohol inks and powdered paints!  Add the shimmer of LuminArte' Twinkling H2O's and you have eye catching results with very little effort (shhhh, don't tell).  But I am getting a bit ahead of myself...let's make some paper first.

Arnold Grummer's Papermaking kit (I have the Papermill Pro)
shredded paper
LuminArte' Twinkling H2O's (shown: Playful Peony, Coral Berry, and Snap Dragon)
"Love-Peace" mold (Yaley Enterprises)
rubbing alcohol
small disposable cups
5"x7" Artist's Loft Canvas Panels (
"The Ultimate Glue" (

1) Into the blender place a handful of shredded paper and ~1/2tsp of LuminArte Twinkling H2O's (I used Snap Dragon for this demo).  Cover with water.  Blend on high to create a paper pulp.

2) Follow directions with your Arnold Grummer's Paper kit to create a sheets of paper. 
3) While damp, tear off rectangles a bit larger …

Love Notes

Valentine's Day is almost here so why not make something special for the one you love.  A book covered in handmade paper is a wonderful gift to give to that special someone.  Use it every day to write a message in it to remind the person of the love you share. 

The idea for this book was inspired by something I have done for my husband for 24 years now.  Every night I sit down and write him a note and put it in his lunch bag to read a work.  It is a special way for me to tell him about my day, what I'm thinking and how much I love him.  I thought this book was the perfect way to share a little extra note in the day to say, "I love you."  It will sit on the table next to his favorite chair so he can read the new note each night.   I, first, wanted to share with you a picture of the container that I use for placing my papermaking deckle and the water in.  This is a cement mixing tub that I found at the local hardware store.  It is the perfect size to work in and stur…

P. S. ….. I Love You

©Michele Emerson-Roberts  2014

Do you ever need a last minute Valentine gift for someone special? Your loved ones deserve the best, and for me that means something handmade with love! Keeping that in mind, I went to my handmade paper stash to create this fun gift box for my wonderful husband. I will fill the little box with “Kisses” candy and I will have the perfect gift!

Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kitsBlender, small strainer, cello sponges and soft towels, bone folderBeacon Quick Grip™ Adhesive, double sided tapeScraps of red and white paper (think colored junk mail, etc.)Die: Nellie’s Accordion Heart dieSpellbinders Grand Calibur™ MachinePurchased small box Instructions:

Follow the direction for paper making found in any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits or books to make slurry from the white and red scraps. Create one sheet of white paper and one sheet of red paper. Allow the paper to dry. (NOTE: always save your…

You're some kind of wonderful!

Since my last post I have been making paper like crazy, this is so fun and addicting! I just love the paper making process. Did you know "that paper was first recorded in 105 AD, in China... Many believed that Ts'ai Lun was the inventor of paper, but paper was probably being made before him."
 ( p. 12 Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking)
I have been using all this wonderful, yummy paper in my card making. There is nothing better than the texture and feel of handmade paper. I used 3 of my handmade papers for this card, that I created using the Arnold Grummer Papermill kit. On p.48 of the book Trash-to-Treasure Papermakingit gives you a formula for how much pulp to make to create your paper.
(I am more of a hands on type girl and rarely measure anything so sometimes I get very interesting results this way lol
The green sheet was the thinnest and easiest to cut using my paper trimmer. The pink sheet was softer and thicker, so I tore the edges to create the size I needed and th…