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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Box of Cards

My dh and I play so much Gin Rummy that I've got a lot of old cards to play with so I am always looking for ways to reuse or repurpose them. I learned how to construct this box of cards from Origami Boxes by Florence Temko. It is crafted of 21 cards and requires no gluing. Prior to assembly, the cards were further distressed and inked. Box is decorated with foam stickers and ribbon trim; the top is decorated with a paper accordian medallion and a wooden bead. I learned how to make the medallions last summer -- you can see other uses and instructions contained within this post. I also used them in another card trick: Casino Royale - link below.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Use It!

It wasn't until I saw Sibohan's new blog challenge spot that I realized how long it has been since I've done anything serious in my studio. The new challenge spot that she and her co-founder, Sami, have designed is called "Use It Tuesday" and it's intention is to target those crafty supply hoarders. Their challenge is to "dig into your scrappy stash and play along." Well, that's where I become embarrassed -- as I am one of the best hoarders around and lately I've been doing more hoarding than creating. Won't you join me in creating something from your stash for their challenge?

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