Crafty Quickies

Last Minute Washi Clips

Last Minute Washi Clips

Out of all the crafty tutorials on my old Artsyville blog, the one I'm asked about the most is the Last Minute Washi Clip. I loved making these clips, and I'm happy to bring back the post!

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Thumb Books

Thumb Books

I have been making Thumb Books -- so-called because they aren't much bigger than one -- since the beginning of Artsyville time! I go through a lot of colorful paper here, and there are scraps. So many scraps. Crates and crates of them. I could recycle the leftovers, sure, but it's more fun to make stuff out of them, and my hands-down favorites are Thumb Books: notebooks that invite all sorts of possibilities and charm me with their petite size.

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Krafty Doodling

Krafty Doodling

This one is less of a tutorial, and more of a stage for me to shout out about how much I love pairing kraft paper and colored pencil! They work together beautifully. Kraft paper has an amazing texture and tooth, and the pencil grabs on that like glue & gives it a powerful visual impact.

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Braided Garlands

Braided Garlands

One of my favorite, laziest crafty quickies is the braided garland: I can whip one up in just a few minutes. I love being able to customize my own colors for the changes of the seasons, and the braiding adds a crafty punch.

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