One slice or two? Printing out some fun.

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I recently ran across this lovely freebie for building your own paper cupcakes. You choose your liner, your cake, your icing and finally your topper from an adorable selection of cut and create pieces. It instantly reminded me of when I was a child stuck inside on a rainy day. I would turn the family hallway into a little restaurant with paper place mats along one side of the wall where the seating would be. I made paper foods like pizza, bacon, eggs, and toast and even a menu for my patrons – or rather parents – to choose which meal they’d like to receive. I always had a lot of fun with paper crafts.

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When I would stay at my grandmother’s house very early on I would tape pages and pages of blank paper together and draw an entire city on them. It held grocery stores and parking lots, homes and twisty roads for me to drive my matchbox cars on. Later on I carried that same idea to the pavement in the cul-de-sac in front of my house. I used chalk to design roads and stop signs and even houses that were meant to be three-dimensional. I actually drew couches that looked as if you could sit on them. And of course, there were always toilets and sinks.

Another one of my favorite things to draw were houses. When I was little these houses always had attics. And the entire attic served as the closet filled with dresses, blouses, and pants on a rack with shoes lining the entire length of the floor. While I have gotten to drive on roads and sit on my very own couch and yes, my very own toilet, I never quite managed to own a house in which the entire attic was my closet. But then, I’ve never lived in a house with an attic. Maybe someday. I mean, an entire attic full of shoes would be incredible.

If you’d like some more printable paper crafts, I recommend Fantastic Toys on etsy. This shop sells an amazing selection of 3-d printable paper crafts in pdf format that includes doll houses, toys, and even party favors.

A little creative break.

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I was browsing blogs yesterday when I stumbled across this amazing little project for creating your own mid century clock magnets. I fell in love with these little beauties right off the bat!
This crafty diy tutorial was created by Jessica over at How About Orange Blog. She gives full instructions on making these little delights for your fridge and even provides a downloadable pdf file of the clock graphics she made. The tutorial for this project is located on How About Orange here.
Need to write down that recipe your Aunt Anne gave you at the Fourth of July picnic? Volume 25 has a cute little recipe card you can print onto card stock to add to your recipe file. There no need to use an index card when something this cute is just hanging around! Download the card here.
Too much time on your hands this summer? Well, really, there’s no need. Not with a book like Show Me How available for sale. Show Me How is an illustrated encyclopedia of 500 things you should know with instructions on how to do them all. You can purchase this book for $24.95 from The Curiosity Shoppe.