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    Iris Paper Folding

    This eye-catching effect is incredibly easy to achieve using iris paper folding. It is, as the name suggests, a way of producing an iris effect using folded paper. I have produced a Christmas card in this tutorial but you can make any shape you like. There are so many patterns available!   This page contains affiliate linksĀ meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. You will need: Pattern (plenty available online, google ‘iris folding patterns’) Card (like this from Amazon) Paper ( not too thick, printer paper is ideal) Scissors Tape Masking tape Double-sided…

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    Seed Paper – How to make

    In this tutorial I will show you how to make seed paper really easily and inexpensively from items that you probably have at home already. Feel free to adapt what you do have to make your paper. For example an old picture frame makes an excellent frame especially if you want larger pieces of seed paper. Instead of cheesecloth you could use door screen or any fabric that will allow water to pass easily through and stay taught in the frame. You can use the paper however you like but I think that it makes beautiful, original gift tags or bookmarks. Just make sure the person you give it to…

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    docrafts decoupage greeting cards – how to make

    I like to have a go at making my own greeting cards and often ‘have a go’. I picked up some docrafts foiled decoupage sheets from The Works and decided to have a go with them. The sheets I selected contained some pretty scenes that would be suitable for any occasion and some new baby pictures. I am saving the new baby ones until I want them. If you want to have a go you will need: blank cards and envelopes foiled decoupage sheet glue (eg PVA glue) small foam squares that are sticky on both sides   Instructions: Select your sheet of pictures and identify the correct ones for…