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Easy Washi Tape Cards or Tags

Here is an easy last minute card or gift tag idea that helps bust your stash of decorative tapes and paper scraps, and diverts old book pages from the landfill. The use of classic holiday ornament shapes, allows you to successfully use non-holid...
by House Revivals on Dec 20, 2016

Create This Folding Flower Greeting Card!

Here is a great card idea for Mother's Day -- or hang the card from a neighbor's doorknob for May Day. It's simple to make using our free template! Cut from two-sided card stock, the flower folds up into a pretty little hexagon. The temp...
by House Revivals on Apr 28, 2016

How to Draw a Floral Wreath {a beginner's guide}

You don't need an expensive inventory of stamps and tools to create pretty cards and scrapbooks and art journals. There's nothing wrong with using stamps and other products -- there are some beautiful products out there; but sometimes, you just don't...
by House Revivals on Apr 12, 2016

Make a Special Bookmark from a Damaged Vintage Book

Earlier this year, I rescued a damaged vintage home decor book. The front and back covers were transformed into a portfolio for my planner. The spine was just too fragile to use for the planner, and had ripped away from the book. For those of you...
by House Revivals on Apr 23, 2015

Why I Destroy Books to Create Art

This is a question that has come up time and again over the years. The House Revivals blog is known for altering books, and tearing pages out of books all in the name of creativity. Woven Star Tutorials I often get comments, on the blog, or othe...
by House Revivals on Mar 18, 2015

My Favorite Projects and Posts From 2014

Okay, I've already shared your favorite House Revivals posts of 2014. Now, here are my favorite posts! In 2013, I was dealing with a copyright (copyfraud) bully, and decided to share a bit about my experiences and research in What Crafters Need t...
by House Revivals on Jan 1, 2015

Materials to Use for Mixed-Media Art

Have you ever looked a piece of mixed-media art, or an art journal, and wondered how on earth the artist thought to use the materials they chose? The options are endless! I've been getting back into mixed media projects lately, and shared this...
by House Revivals on Nov 6, 2014

Make Pretty Tube Beads With Vintage Paper!

Paper bead making is addictive! It's also an easy, inexpensive, and portable craft. It's a great way to use up scraps of pretty paper, and to divert magazines and books from the landfill, too!  Paper beads don't all have to look like the ones we mad...
by House Revivals on Sep 2, 2014

Mini Book with Tags - and a Giveaway!

Hi everyone!I'm back on the PaperArtsy blog today sharing a mini book I made with tags, fresco paints and lots of my new stamps.  I share lots of options for how I use my stamps to create textures and patterns - here's a sneak peak... Leave...

{10} Knock Off Tutorials You Will Love!

Do you adore a great knock-off? Now, when I say knock-off, what I really mean is a new creation inspired by something, well.... inspirational! Here are ten favorite knock-offs from House Revivals! This Anthropologie knock-off is a knock-off of...
by House Revivals on Apr 12, 2014

Brag Book

First, I want to thank each and every one you who commented about me donating my hair to charity. You really made me feel special and I started to tear up when I read your comments, seriously! Donating my hair made me feel good, but you’re comments...
by Craft Crazy Mom on Mar 15, 2012

Brag Book

First, I want to thank each and every one you who commented about me donating my hair to charity. You really made me feel special and I started to tear up when I read your comments, seriously! Donating my hair made me feel good, but you’re comments...
by Craft Crazy Mom on Mar 15, 2012

Brag Book

First, I want to thank each and every one you who commented about me donating my hair to charity. You really made me feel special and I started to tear up when I read your comments, seriously! Donating my hair made me feel good, but you’re comments...
by Craft Crazy Mom on Mar 15, 2012


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