Showing posts from June, 2019

Veterans and Handmade Paper

I am blessed to have the opportunity to conceive, develop and teach “Healing With ART” classes to some of the 40,000 Veterans and/or Veterans spouses that we have here in Cochise County. June’s classes focus on making handmade paper and handmade paper casting. Last week’s paper making class was a wonderful experience for all of us. The attendees each created 10 to 15 sheets of handmade paper. I warned them that creating beautiful as well as useful handmade paper is addictive and they agreed. Bet they will LOVE paper casting too! Here are just a few sheets of handmade paper we created in a few hours “playing”. Some of these sheets will be used for July AG blog projects….so stayed tuned…

Papers above:
Red, white & blue papers: used construction paper and red napkin for the red sheet, white scrap and Iridescent flakes for the white sheet and dark blue paper napkin and white scrap with AG Iridescent flakes for the blue sheet.
Pink and blue papers: Added some additional white s…

Butterfly Heart Card from Handmade Paper

Hello, everyone!
It's Nancy here with a new project share,
created with wonderful handmade paper!
* * * * * My blizzard day stash is almost I'll have to make some new paper soon!
However, when I was looking through what I have left,
I came across this pretty purple piece just waiting to be finished!

Here's what I made:

Here's What I Used:

Materials Used: Arnold Grummer's PAPERMILL Complete Papermaking Kit; Blender; Folding Heart Card Medium Template; Stampendous -  Butterfly Trio Stamp Set; Stampendous - Butterfly Trio Die Set; Inks: Archival Ink - Jet Black; Distress Markers: Black Soot, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord; Water Brush; Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Black Micron Pen.
Here's How I did it:
1. I used this fun template to create this card, during my paper-making blitz.

 2. Then I pulled out this lovely Butterfly Trio Stamp and Die Set from Stampendous to decorate my card.

 3. I found a scrap circle of a contrasting handmade paper in white. I stamped the butterfly in A…

Handmade Paper Rose Love

Just when you think you are done with the June weddings, another one gets added to the calendar! Oh well, who doesn’t love a wedding? All the happiness and joy that surrounds the day just make me smile. This mixed media art piece will make a wonderful wedding gift for some dear friends.


•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits & paper press
•Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of white, tan, olive green and mauve paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•Scraps of heavy white card stock to die cut
•Dies: Tattered Lace™ #Mono 2: Monumental Moments “Love”
                  SpellbindersTM  “Bitty Blossoms”
                  CheeryLynnTM #B178Flourish Leaf Strip
CheeryLynnTM Big Sister™ die cutting and embossing machine
Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive
•Double sided foam
•8 x 10” oak frame


1.Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to make
        off white slurry and created a sheet of medium weight lightly spe…

Dream Journal

A few years ago, my third child, Candice, and I were discussing the nature of dreams and their meanings. We both have a huge interest in what dreams mean and how they can inform our lives. She has been diligent about writing her dreams down. I, on the other hand, tend to forget my dreams as soon as my feet hit the floor. As I thought about what to create for this next project, I pulled out my box of treats from Arnold Grummer's Papermaking and was reminded of the Make Your Own Book kit. I thought just how perfect this would be for writing my dreams down. If I could keep the book next to me on the night table, I could write my dreams down before my feet hit the floor!

Of course, it would have to function much like an art journal so that if my dreams were extremely vivid and visual, I could draw them instead of writing narratives about them. As a result, I decided to create a dream journal that could function as a writing journal and an art journal. This actually combines my two lo…

With Love

June is the preferred month for weddings and I have seven to attend this month. I found this photo album on sale and knew it would make a perfect wedding gift. Lucky that the store had 10 of them….so I bought all and will make one for each of the seven June weddings and get a head for future weddings…you never know when someone will pop the question…smile.


•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits
•Rose and leaves paper casting mold
•Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•Copper “peel off’ words “With Love”
•Tonic Studios™ Nuvo glue pen # 2003N, Nuvo Gilding Flakes #852N Sun Kissed Copper
•Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive
•Double sided foam tape
•Small round bristle brush


1.Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create
    white slurry and cast one or more of the rose & leaf molds.
2.Allow the casting to dry.
3.Use the Nuvo glue pen to apply adhesiv…

Leaf Imprint Stamped Card on Handmade Paper

Hello, everyone!
It's Nancy here with a fun new project, created with some great handmade paper.
Materials Used: Arnold Grummer's PAPERMILL Complete Papermaking Kit; Blender; Stampendous -  Leafy Imprint Perfectly Lear Stamps Set Inks: Stampin' Up - Old Olive, Lucky Limeade; Green cardstock card base; Ribbon: Celebrate It.
How I did it:

Today I'm using the paper that I made from packaging paper. I haven't really done any stamping on handmade paper, so I was anxious to use this beautiful leaf stamp to try it out.

I chose a couple of stamps I wanted to use. Once I had them loaded with ink, I misted them with a spritz of water before stamping them I love the way the stamping turned out! I used both greens on each imprint.

I mounted the finished piece on a green cardstock card base. Then all it needed was a pretty green bow!

Here's one last look at the finished card:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stamping on handmade paper is so pretty! I'll be back with an…

Celebration Card

The busy season is upon us! Many of us have social events galore to attend; birthday parties, graduation, weddings, BBQs, house-warming and "just because". Take advantage of the weather and party on!
I made this standard sized A4 card with 1/2 sheets and scraps on the "fly" for one of these such gatherings.

SUPPLIES: AG Paper-making kit AG Cotton Linter
AG Sparkles, Metal & Micas
AG Botanicals
OTHER: green heart mini-brads, white acrylic paint, Green ink (Chartreuse leaf Ranger Ink), Metalic foil hinge sticker (Stylines by Artquest) Rub-on Words (Scenic Route), 2 small lt blue mini-brads, ribbon.

1. Cut background paper to A4 size.
2. Cut 1/2" strips of green paper to form a frame, glue in place. Add a heart mini-brad to each corner.
3. Cut 3/4" by 1 1/4" strips of scraps to make the banners. Hand-cut the triangle out of the bottom. Ink the edges and glue into place. Add the ribbon, securing around the back and the rub-on letters.

Paris...The City Of Love

Dear friends are planning on a visit to Paris to retrace and relive their honeymoon. They will be celebrating their 50th anniversary while there. I will be care taking their home and animals while they are away. This framed mixed media art piece will be waiting for them on their return as a pleasant reminder of their trip.


•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits, paper press
•Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of off white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•Scraps of black card stock to die cut
•Die:  CheeryLynnTM B657 Eifel Tower & Paris
Crafters’ Companion Gemini Jr.™ die cutting and embossing machine
•Arch de Triumph stamp: unknown
•9 x 9” gray matt board
•9 x 9” black matt with 6 x 6” opening
Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive
•Double sided foam tape
ColorBox™ grey Chalk Ink pad, # 23109 Graphite Dyestress Blendable ink pad. Stylus
        handle and white tips


1.Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Gru…

Dolphin Summer

It's almost that time! The sun has found its way out and the weather is warming up nicely. It makes me think about swimming and dolphins, so I created a cute little card that can be shared with anyone: your father or husband for Father's Day, your best friend for their birthday, your grandmother to just let her know that you are thinking of her, or even your sister to invite her to your home for a little sister time.

To create this card, you will need:

Arnold Grummer's Cotton Lintner in Shredded or Sheet versions
Arnold Grummer's Botanicals (except for the skeleton leaves)
Recycled paper of your choice (I used manila paper.)
Dolphin stamp (with seaweed or coral would be great)
Rectangular card
Designer card stock
Embossing powder (I used blue.)
Embossing pen
Colorbox Cat's Eye Ink Pad (Teal)
Sea-type ephemera
Heat Gun
Corner Punch

What to do:
Make paper pulp using Cotton Lintner and your paper choice. Add a sprinkling of botan…

Card set by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a new project using handmade papers created with the Arnold Grummer Papermaking Kit

It's so easy to make your own paper.  Use a variety of papers to create amazing one of a kind designs.  Use the Large Envelope Template to create the envelope.  Using the ScorPal you can create the fold lines for the perfect envelope!

Using Stampendous Spring Border Cutting Dies, die cut the edges for a nice scalloped effect.  Handmade papers die cut easily in one pass!

Using additional handmade papers, die cut assorted panels for the card and envelope.

Use the Stampendous Giraffe Stamp and Die set with Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the phrases.

Create a card from kraft cardstock then adhere the panels.

Add the additional panels to the envelope.

Thanks for stopping by.