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Swirly-O-O-O

I’m not sure what it’s called, but it is a popular shape circulating the crafting world. I call it a “swirly scribble flower.” I think it is mostly available as a metal die. But I said to myself, “Self, you can do this up in Pazzles’ software!” And I did! I have made 3 variations […]

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Christmas Card Tinkering!

I only made a few cards for Christmas this year. I wasn’t too motivated, but I hopped in to my “workshop” and gave it a go. I have a friend who loves the llama craze. I have a llama metal die. I’m experimenting with what to do with him. I quickly fashioned this card by […]

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Christmas Kid's Crafts

Snowman Christmas

Happy Christmas! At my work place we are engaging in Secret Santa. That is when you draw the name of a co-worker and secretly give them presents. At the end of the given period, you reveal your identity. Usually, the group engaging in this festivity agrees to a low dollar allotment. We are doing a […]

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Cards Featured

Mason Jar Tri-Fold Greeting Cards

I think cards and crafts with mason jars will never go out of style. I have a new toy! It is a metal die for making a tri-fold mason jar card. It is made by sizzix. Here is a top view of the card when it is folded and unfolded. Here you see how I […]

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Cards Cut File Digi Stamps Featured

Too Cute to Spook!

I welcome you to my (semi-new) blog. We missed the renewal notification from the host company and I lost the web address. Thus, a re-birth of Krista’s Paper Cafe is now found at www.KristasPaperCafe.US (caps added for emphasis). The top level domain (or part the part after the dot) is the only change. I appreciate […]

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Back to School Cut File Digi Stamps Featured

Hey Teacher, Welcome Back to School

Actually, these welcome cards are for the new teachers in our building. I was asked to make cards again this year. It was fun to play. Some of the digi’s were created by me! Some are from The Cutting Cafe All About School Digi, All About School file.

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Featured Summer

Summer-time Menu

I was busy sippin’ the summer away and forgot to complete my assignment for made with love (and paper). June’s challenge was refreshing: Pink Lemonade: How does the thought of pink lemonade inspire you? Requirements: pink, yellow, polka dots. Follow this link to see the creations of the other team members. I thought that a […]

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Commencement Day

I am celebrating along with a few young people on their commencements. They have worked hard to earn their degrees. I am very proud of them. Here is the graduation card that I made for this year. The card pops up, facing the receiver. My God son finished high school this year! I made this […]

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Cards Featured Summer

Summer Butterflies

I recently used the same recipe to make cards for a number of different occasions. This card cut is called a collar card. If you rotate the card to the left, it looks like the collar on a shirt. You’ll even see cards that are made to look like shirts! There is another name for […]

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Mother’s Day

Playing with some ideas I saw on the internet. Enjoy time with your mom or fond memories of your mom.