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Creative spots

Creative spots ALABAMA SIR STAMPS-A-LOT 430 Green Springs Hwy, Homewood, AL 35209 (205) 943-9129 ARIZONA INK IT! INC. 225 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234 (480) 632-6801 LIBBY’S HIGHWAY RUBBERY 7835 E. Broadway Tucson, AZ 85710 (520) 751-4806 CALIFORNIA THE SAN GABRIEL BEAD COMPANY 325 East Live Oak, Arcadia, CA 91006 (626) 447-7753; (626) 447-7455 […]

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funky and functional polymer-clay clocks

Time flies: funky and functional polymer-clay clocks Kim Cavender When I first began working with polymer clay a few years ago, one of the first things I made was a clock. I was hooked immediately! Hundreds of clocks later, I’m still excited at the way polymer clay can transform a plain clock into a colorful […]

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Paper Journeys™—paper collections: Plaid®

Paper Journeys™—paper collections: Plaid® Paper Journeys nostalgia-themed paper collections capture special moments in time. Create vintage scrapbook pages or paper crafts with an antique motif. Tablet has 24 pages of 6″ X 6″ papers including icons, collage papers, letters and backgrounds. (800) 842-4197 or www.plaidonline.com. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] COPYRIGHT 2005 Publishers’ Development Corporation COPYRIGHT […]

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Lights! Camera! Table saw? How to build a custom book press and score points with your significant other

Lights! Camera! Table saw? How to build a custom book press and score points with your significant other Jim Gardner Finally, a project to put your man to work. We’ve filled these pages with a gazillion projects for you to do … why not throw this your hubby’s way and get him out of your […]

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It’s that time of year

It’s that time of year Lisa Stahlhut With careful planning, the holidays will go smoothly. I tell myself this each year, but somehow it never really seems to work out. By the time January comes around, my last vivid memory was pulling out Halloween boxes. Kind of like driving to work on a sleepy Monday […]

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Hip to Crochet

Hip to Crochet Crochet gets jazzed up and jettisoned into the 21st century. With good details on how to adjust the fit of garments and good demonstration of the basic stitches, a beginner can complete a simple project in a relatively short period of time. Ultra-cool projects include a granny-square skirt, a felted bag and […]

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a paper paint palette and bedazzling beaded cover

Brush up; Art on the go: a paper paint palette and bedazzling beaded cover Vesta Abel If you love to watercolor but don’t like to haul around the paints, then you will absolutely love what is hiding inside this journal. A special weightless paper paint palette you can use over and over! The perfect gift […]

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How dare you!

How dare you! Lisa Stahlhut Being new to the craft industry. I’ve discovered an interesting controversy. The word crafter. To some it is a harmless little word that describes someone who uses their hands to craft. To others, well, you might as well have called their dog smelly and their fashion sense a shame, because […]

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Resource guide

Resource guide CLAY TABLE 16 THE RUBBER STAMP PLANTATION: Tolum, Doodle Babe Border, Dancin’ Babe. 575A Cooke Street #1717, Honolulu, HI 96813, (808) 591-2122, fax (808) 591-2990; www.rsphawaii.com. RUPERT, GIBBON & SPIDER, INC.: Pearl Ex by Jacquard. P.O. Box 425 Healdsburg, CA 95448, (707) 433-9577/(800) 442-0455, fax (707) 433-4906; info@jacquardproducts.com, www.jacquardproducts.com. POLYFORM PRODUCTS CO.: Premo […]

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Top 10 clay tools any clayer can’t live without

Top 10 clay tools any clayer can’t live without Syndee Holt It’s a question for the Ages (or 3 a.m. at a clay retreat)–why do we all cart around one (or more!) of those fancy three-drawer rolling toolboxes when all we really need fits into a small plastic pencil box? Now, in the spirit of […]