To infinity and beyond, Valentine! I’m kicking off my #ValentineCardCountdown with a tribute to all-things space. In honor of one of my favorite Valentines, Rachel, this roundup is for the wannabe astronaut in your life.
One of my crafty goals is to be able to create attractive hand-lettered goods, whether they be a greeting card or a holiday place card. Luckily for me, Bethany Robertson is here to help.
The Botanical Hand-Lettering Workbook (Ulysses Press, $16.95) takes you through the basics of creating whimsical lettering with a floral twist. Part how-to, part doodle space, this small book is a great primer for those interested in expanding their writing talents. (more…)
Have you ever made your own wrapping paper? I’m excited to say that I have thanks to Signal-Return. In their Printed Wrapping Paper workshop we learned how to create our own stamps to hand print papers and the basics of typesetting to create letterpress wrap.
Paper Source introduced it’s “Dive Into Indigo” workshop last year and it’s been a hit with crafters ever since. My local Paper Source in Birmingham has hosted a few encores of the workshop and has even adapted it for holidays by switching up the color scheme. For Thanksgiving this year Team Birmingham once again gave the indigo class a holiday makeover and turned it into a harvest-themed class. (more…)
Earlier this summer my former co-worker, and resident amazing paper crafter, got married and presented the best DIY wedding I’ve ever attended. Megan loves paper crafting with old books, so when she announced her engagement and that they would be tackling most of the wedding components themselves, we knew we were in for a treat.