Finished Object: Recycled Magazine Butterfly Collage

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I love magazines.  LOVE THEM!! I go the bookstore on a regular basis to find new ones that peak my interest.  Don’t let me start another hobby because I will have acquired every magazine about the subject in order to saturate myself with information.

Last year I signed up for 4 magazine subscriptions in an effort to curtail my investment in individual magazines  and curb my visits to the bookstore.  Now, I said I love magazines but I have to admit I HATE magazine subscriptions.  They stress me OUT!!  I just think of all the room they take up and trees that sacrificed their lives so that I could have a quick read especially if they are not tutorial or pattern based giving me no reason to keep them.  So in my throws of guilt…I keep them.

However, when I saw the The Butterfly Project at LollyChop via Craftzine I knew that at least a small part of my magazine collection (read: very small) would find new life via a pretty display of color.

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I bought the frame from JoAnn’s and my BFF allowed me to use here Martha Stewart punches that she bought from Micheal’s  so I did not have to buy a set of my own only to use one time which would have negated the whole reuse effort.

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The project actually took me a few days to complete.  The time spent was divided between cutting the tiny foam square into smaller squares, stacking the in variable height towers…

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…and agonizing over proper placement and color combinations…LOL.

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All in all a fun, quick, crafty reuse project.  For all the juicy details for this tutorial and other creative goodies, go over to LollyChop!

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See ya later!

Finished Object: Fabric Covered Moleskin ala Wisecraft

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Inspired by Wise Craft’s…well…wise craft I made some fabric covered moleskins for my BFF who loves moleskins.  I made these as part of an “I Care” Package that I created and gifted to her during my last whirlwind weekend visit.  These were super easy and took no time at all.  The tutorial can be found here.

I already had the double sided fusible webbing from my snow mum pillow so I only had to pop out for the moleskins.  A little ironing here, a little ironing there, a little snip snip trim over there and voila!! Instant crafty satisfaction!

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I went with a tree theme since she loves nature and they matches so well as a 3 pc set.

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I even personalized them with my stamp.

If you are in need of a quick gift or just something to satisfy that instant crafting need.  I highly suggest putting these on your list.