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  1. Good Thing

    Typewritten Gift Tags

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    Instead of writing new tags every year, keep a file of names on your computer. Print our gift tag templates. Type personalized inscriptions, print onto card stock, and cut out.

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    Martha Stewart Living, December 2009
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  2. Wintry Scene Cutout for Gift Wrap

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    Create a wintry scene on a wrapped present using a paper-dolls technique. 

    Enlarge the two-tree template to desired size; cut out. 

    Accordion-fold a piece of paper to the width of the template. 

    Trace the template onto top fold. Make "ornaments" with a screw punch. 

    Cut out and unfurl trees. Adhere with a glue stick or spray adhesive.

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    Martha Stewart Living, December 2009
  3. How-To

    Papier-Mache Eggs with Pom-Pom Chick

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    An oversize egg doubles as an Easter basket, with smaller versions inside -- one cracked and bearing a pom-pom chick. 

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    The shell is made with three layers of paper strips: Pink paper is revealed when the egg is cut open; two layers of plain newsprint are on top.

    Get Our Pom-Pom Chick How-To

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    Martha Stewart Living, April 2010
  4. Cutting Woven Fabrics

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    Use this tailor's trick whenever you need to cut a straight line through a woven fabric such as cotton or linen. Tease several threads loose at the point where you'll make the initial cut. Then gently pull out the threads to create a trail of perfectly aligned holes in the fabric, which can then guide your shears.

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    Martha Stewart Living, April 2008
  5. Scalloped Bouquet Wrapper

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    There's a simple way to replace the standard wrapping from a florist with something prettier and more personal -- always a nice touch when giving someone flowers. Cut a length of white parchment paper so it's large enough to wrap around the arrangement. Using scallop scissors, trim along all sides. Lay flowers on a diagonal at one corner of the parchment. Wrap the paper around the blooms. Cut a length of ribbon, and tie it around the bundle to secure.

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    Martha Stewart Living, April 2008
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