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Party Favors!

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Summer-time is social time, parties galore! Goodie Bags are a great way to show off your fancy paper making skills with personalized, decorative goodie bag headers. 
SUPPLIES:  AG Papermaking Kit AG Metallic flakes AG Paper Additive  Ribbon, PC & Printer, Star Punch, golden glitter glue, double sided adhesive, clear bag, treats! INSTRUCTIONS:  1. Prepare sheets of hand made paper according to the Arnold Grummer Papermaking Kit instructions.  2. Create a template in a word processing program, print sentiment. Determine where the fold will be and trim accordingly. 
3. Embellish with ribbon, using double sided sticky tape to adhere and wrap under edges. 4. Punch a star from home made yellow paper, adhere and outline with gold glitter glue.  5. Fill the snack bags.  I used a cellophane bag A-4 card size, but you could use zip-lock baggies or anything that works best for you.  5. Fold the header over the top of the bag, adhere with double sided sticky tape.  I also thought mini brad emb…

Native American Icons

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There are many designs from the Native peoples in the Southwest. It is hard to pick favorites but having a set of clay coasters with some wonderful designs made it easier. You may recognize Kokopelli the flute player, Jack rabbit the clown, Coyote the trickster, and Bear the wise one. The set of 4 cards in a matching box will make a great gift for a male friend or relative.





Supplies:

•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits
•Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of tan paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•Scraps of tan handmade paper to die cut
•Rust red card stock and envelopes
•Dies: Tonic Studios™ #2356e “for you” #2353e “always”, #2354e “Celebrate”, #2352
        “with love”
•Tonic Studios™ Tangerine die cutting and embossing machine
•Tonic Studios™ paper trimmer
•Scor-Pal™
•Tonic Studios™ Craft Tacky
•Prismacolor™ reddish brown pencil
•Paper stump
•Organic patterned embossing folder

Instructions:

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

A Gift For You

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My nephew’s birthday is in a few days and snuck up on me! I was a bit worried about creating a special card and gift wrap for him. FLASH!!! Then I remembered some of the paper castings done during the VETS class that would be perfect for him! I filled the box with fishing lures and hooks. Paper castings are such an easy way to customize the card and gift box for that special person!   



Supplies:

•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits
•Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of tan paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•Swordfish mold (ceramic coaster)
•Scrap of tan (Kraft colored) heavy weight handmade paper to die cut
•Die:  Tonic Studios™  #2356e “for you”
•Tonic Studios™ Tangerine die cutting and embossing machine
•Tonic Studios™ TH® paper trimmer & scissors
•Tonic Studios™ Craft Tacky adhesive
Scor-Pal
•Black gift box
•#40 Kraft colored open weave wired ribbon
•Black cardstock and envelope
•Brownish Prismacolor pencil and paper stump


Instructio…

Under the Sea

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Summer is in full swing and many people are spending their days either around their pool or at the beach. Since I live in SE Arizona a very long way from the ocean and I do not have a pool, neither of these are an option for me….smile. Creating beach/ocean themed cards using some of the handmade papers from the Veterans’ class are the next best thing! And they will be great for Aug. birthdays too!



Supplies:

•Any of the Arnold Grummerr® paper making kits & paper press
•AG Iridescent Flakes
•Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of white paper (and blue think junk mail, etc.)
•Dies: Ocean things: MemoryBox
         Word: Tonic Studio #2350e hello
Crafters’ Edge Crossover II™  die cutting and embossing machine (Absolutely LOVE this
  machine!)
•Westcott™ paper trimmer
•Scor-Pal™
Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive
•Dark blue card stock and envelopes to fit cards
Marvy 920-S #0 White pen.

Instructions:

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

Stamping and Die Cutting Cards by Steph

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Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to show you just how easy it is to create amazing cards using assorted papers created with the papermaking kits.


You can stamp and die cut your handmade papers just as easily as any other types of papers.  



Using VersaFine black ink I stamped the images and then heat set them.  Then I used the coordinating dies to die cut the design.



Using a different die, I die cut another handmade paper - look at all those details.


I chose another paper for the background of my cards, then assembled the cards using Scor-Tape.


I used Glue Dots to adhere the center elements to the cards to give them a little dimension. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Dragonfly Duo

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I really love this mold from AG and use it a lot. I was delighted to learn that the dragonfly is a symbol of peace in many cultures. The paper casting was done several weeks ago with the “Healing With ART” Veterans program. I recently taught a polymer clay class with the Veterans and wanted to play with some air dry clay that I had on hand using some of the same casting molds and/or casting stamps that we had used for the paper casting class. I think you will agree that both cards below are pretty nifty and totally different.



Supplies:
•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits  •Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels •A sunny window •AG Dragonflie paper casting mold •Scraps of tan paper (think junk mail, etc.)  •Scraps of colored handmade paper scraps or card stock to die cut •Medium lavender cardstock •Medium brown card stock  •Envelopes to fit cards •Dies: Tonic Studios™ #2350e “hello” & #2351e “thanks”,  square to fit outline of paper casting •Tonic Studios™ Tanger…