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Whether sewing, card making, or decoupaging, you're a talented -- and enterprising -- bunch! Check out the top 10 creations from our "Calling All Crafters" contest, plus a few of our favorite finalists.
lerylin2's miniature owls are a hoot! Crafted using styrofoam and felt, she says they're easy enough for kids to make.
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We're all aflutter over jgaultney's colorful quilled butterfly, which she pinned into a specimen box.
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Whitepaw crocheted this cozy -- and fully functional -- case for her iPod Nano.
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Don't worry -- we won't be pouring any hot beverages into mikamika's adorable fabric teacup!
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"My kids claim that it makes them hungry whenever I knit this hat," says tcryan. "I used a rich chocolate brown, unbleached yarn, and a delicious tan. The chocolate chips are actually organic since they are made with a chocolate organic yarn!"
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Camille1955's, rhinestone-studded, three-dimensional dress card is perfect for wishing the fashionista in your life a happy birthday. Get instructions for making your own from her blog.
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DianaMyW sculpted polymer clay petals onto crystal glass bead and made them into these lovely earrings.
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Annrishell stores craft supplies in this tall chest decoupaged with an old atlas. "All drawers are fronted with the maps of places we have lived," he says. Take a closer look at the drawer pulls -- they're painted red and look like map pins.
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Hand-knitted using Blue Sky Alpacas' Suri Merino, mishi2x's cabled cowl makes a stylish statement any time of the year.
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Be gentle to boxsquare's pincushion owl, Ruby. According to her creator, "she's a very wise owl who's eager to get you organized!"
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Woodsl2's applique felt fish makes a splashy statement on this unbleached white cotton pillow. "The Eco-fil felt is made from recycled plastic bottles -- a bit more attractive than in a land fill site!" she says.
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sunok used a mini flower punch to create dozens of blossom clusters, then grouped them together to create this beautiful lilac.
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"I made these cute Elephant Cupcake Toppers with card stock and, of course, the Martha Stewart Crafts Elephant Double Punch," says LilBooandCo. After punching out scalloped circles, she glued them to basic card stock circles and attached elephants with 3D foam adhesive dots to add depth and dimension. "The toppers are glued to wooden picks and can easily be put onto cupcakes or a cake for a fun and festive way to spruce 'em up," she says.
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Pram55 created this accordion-fold pop-up card of water lilies. Take a peek at the glimmering surface of her "pond" -- the box is handmade of railroad board, and covered in a marbleized paper that mimics water.
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This clay display, bearing everything from scuba fins to crabs, is simply too cute. "So many wonderful memories are attached to this lovely Normandy cottage where we've spent rainy but happy holidays," says muzette.
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"I always save candy tins and enjoy thinking up new uses for them!" says ReelGirl, who transformed these Altoids tins into gift card holders and mini memory boxes.
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MiWi created these modern flower pieces to add a burst of color to her walls. Her how-to: "I covered floral Styrofoam (so they were light) with fabric and glued embroidery floss on them."
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