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Accordion-Folded Clip-Art Valentines

Steps:6
This colorful graphic valentine idea comes from Erin Jang of The Indigo Bunting. "When it comes to creating paper goods, I love bright colors and working with unusual formats and folds," Jang says. Using an old-fashioned allusion device known as a rebus, the sweet message is spelled out with images and words. 
Materials
  • Ruler
  • X-Acto knife
  • Pen
  • Clip art
  • A small jewelry box (1.5" x 2.5" x .75") or a business-card-size envelope. 
  • Self-healing mat or other cutting surface
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Scalloped-Circle Gift Wrap

Steps:3
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Punched-Paper Flowers

Steps:21
How does your garden grow? How about with punched paper petals made of colored card stock?
Materials
  • Wood blocks
  • Drill
  • Wood dowel rods
  • Wood glue
  • Acrylic paint (green)
  • Paint brush
  • Colored card stock (white, red, yellow, green)
  • Circle-Edge Punch with Eyelet Doily cartridge, from Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Diamond Lace punch cartridge, from Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Scissors
  • Clear-drying craft glue
  • Wood button
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Paper Medallion Decorations

Steps:4
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Lacy Stitched Note Cards

Steps:3
Appliques of colorful paper cutouts stitched with embroidery floss dress up standard white note cards.
Materials
  • White note cards
  • Colored card stock
  • Circle-Edge Punch with Eyelet Doily cartridge, from Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Diamond Lace punch cartridge, from Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery floss
  • Large embroidery needle
  • Glue stick, adhesive dots or double-stick tape; double-stick adhesive foam
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Punched-Circles Table Runner

Steps:5
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