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Share a Sweet Message with the Valentine Hearts Project from Girligami

In the spirit of the holiday, we’re sharing more Valentine’s Day love with an old favorite, the Valentine Hearts project from Girligami by Cindy Ng. These easy and festive hearts can be used as cupcake toppers, gift tags, or little tokens of affection.

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Tips to Writing the Perfect Love Note

In this dedicated Valentine’s Day post, Margaret Shepherd, author of Learn World Calligraphy, offers 14 sincere and original ways to express yourself on paper to your valentine.

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Angel Origami Ornament from Crease and Fold by Sok Song

Whether it is a 50-foot dragon made of gum wrappers or a legion of paper hummingbird ornaments, origami genius and author Sok Song has helped create some of the most spectacular origami holiday trees around. Here are a few hints for making your own show-stopping origami tree, as well as a free angel ornament from his book Crease and Fold: Innovative Origami Projects Anyone Can Make.

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Print Workshop Instructional Video and Giveaway

We’re giving away five copies of Print Workshop. Leave a comment below sharing the most creative letter you’ve ever received to be entered to win!

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How to Carve a Rubber Stamp and Yellow Owl Workshop Giveaway

Christine’s encouraging guidance and insider tricks, along with her truly unique yet easy-to-follow projects, makes Print Workshop an excellent book for anyone who might want to learn how to screen print a T-shirt, create their own stationery set, or make their own stamps and stencils at home—no fancy studio required.

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The Creative World of Mixed-Media Artists by Jane Davies, Author of Adventures in Mixed Media

In Adventures in Mixed Media, artist and teacher Jane Davies fearlessly breaks down the boundaries between art, craft, painting, quilting, and collage.

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Tips from Wanda Wen of Soolip Paperie on How to Wrap a Gift Beautifully

Wanda Wen, the author of The Art of Gift Wrapping and owner of the prestigious L.A. Soolip paperie, offers a few of her expert tips for making all your presents extra-special this holiday season.

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How to Make Your Own Origami Ornament from Sok Song's Crease + Fold—with Free Project Download

Whether it is a 50-foot dragon made of gum wrappers or a legion of paper hummingbird ornaments, origami genius and author Sok Song has helped create some of the most spectacular origami holiday trees around. Here are a few hints for making your own show-stopping origami tree, as well as a free angel ornament from his book Crease and Fold: Innovative Origami Projects Anyone Can Make.

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Paper Doll Artist Emily Martin (alias The Black Apple) Talks Dress-Up and Halloween
The awesome Emily Martin (who you may know as The Black Apple) is quietly becoming the next big thing in the indie art and craft world. A painter, stitcher, and scribbler, Emily’s first book, The Black Apple’s Paper Doll Primer invites both the young—and the young-at-heart—to journey through her magical landscapes, meet 20 original Black Apple characters, and create our own adventures with customizable paper dolls. “It is for everyone, grown-ups and children, and I think everybody who picks it up to thumb through will find something (a page of tiny clothes, a paper theater, a painted background) to delight them,” says the artist and author. “Paper dolls are unique, alchemical sorts of things…they can come to life in all sorts of ways. There is nothing quite like the act of cutting them out and dressing them up and I dare you not to feel at least a little nostalgic and cozy when you do it.”
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Heart-Felt Gifts for Mom

Paperie for Inspired Living author Karen Bartolomei credits her mother Janet for encouraging her passion for creativity. From gorgeous Easter eggs to felted Christmas tree ornaments, every occasion in Karen’s childhood was made even more special with hand-crafted touches. This Mother’s Day she shares her thoughts about how we can show Mom our appreciation.

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