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Swag swoon…Please don’t faint from this blog’s lavish perks…a free printable calendar

Swag swoon…Please don’t faint from this blog’s lavish perks…a free printable calendar

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had lots of fun making this month-at-a-glance mixed media calendar. I hope you visit the ColourArte blog to see how to make it. I will love you even more if you leave a kind note on the post over there.

To make the project a lot less time consuming, I create this printable calendar for you. And guess what! It’s free!

Just download the Month at a glance printable from Paper Calliope.

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Angels we have seen on cards

Angels we have seen on cards

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I have a few angels at my house. By a few I mean a whole tree full.So I guess you could say I have a fondness for vintage angels.

You can see the tutorial for this mixed media card, which features vintage angels, today at the ColourArte blog.

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Cool, Chill, Retro altered tins

Cool, Chill, Retro altered tins

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Retro images, altered tins and Christmas. Could life get any cooler? I hope you check out all the chill details over at the ColourArte blog. Besides, it will save me from having to think of any more cold-related slang.

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Smoochy smooch! These kissing reindeer will brighten you holiday decor

Smoochy smooch! These kissing reindeer will brighten you holiday decor

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I have been loving my stint as the 2015 November Designer for Gina’s Lasercut Designs as it has challenged my creativity in new and fun ways.

This week my tutorial features this Kissing Reindeer Standing Dome. I will be forever grateful if you visit Gina’s Designs and leave a comment on my tutorial post there.

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Create winter holiday treasure boxes

Create winter holiday treasure boxes
Create winter holiday treasure boxes

 

 

 

 

I’ve always been told that good things come in small packages. Hopefully that proves true with these mixed media winter gift boxes.

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I made all three using similar techniques and you can see the tutorial over at the ColourArte blog.

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Creeping up my Halloween–Part One

Creeping up my Halloween–Part One
Creeping up my Halloween–Part One

 

 

Soon I will be pulling out the Halloween decorations. In my kitchen I have a floor-to-ceiling distressed white hutch that I religiously decorate for each season.

For Halloween I fill it with fun mid-century Halloween items. The only problem is, the decorations, along with the painted white cabinet, are so darn-tootin’ cheerful, that they are not a bit scary.

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To create something a little more spooky, I made the Creepy Creaky Halloween China Cabinet–a miniature hutch that includes spooky Halloween colors and creepy crawly doo-dads, yet still sport some fun mid-century graphics. To see the tutorial for this project, please visit my post at the Robin’s Nest.

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All aboard for the circus altered art train

All aboard for the circus altered art train

 

 

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Ladies and Gents–step right up because Cirq Alpha is coming to town!

Loaded with spellbinding stars and breathtaking beasts, Paper Calliope’s circus train is sure to dazzle and delight you. Step up close and learn just how this spectacle was created.

I am sooooo excited to be featured as a guest artist at Alphas Stamps, that the over-the-top adjectives of the circus world do not even begin to describe  how I feel. Since my journalism professor would roll over in his grave if he saw me using this superfluous language ( “Omit needless words, Betsy!”), I will move along and get right to the point. Read the rest of this entry

Prima summer cone tutorial

Prima summer cone tutorial

 

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Awhile back I posted several different Prima projects. Today, I want to share with you how to make the paper cones. They are relatively easy and a super fun way to decorate your home for summer or for different holidays.

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April Showers bring…Paper umbrellas!

April Showers bring…Paper umbrellas!
April Showers bring…Paper umbrellas!

 

Wheeeeeeeee! It’s spring! Unfortunately, here in the Great White North, spring is a relative term. We may not have cherry blossoms and lilacs yet, but at least the snow is mostly melted.

Even if the weather is not cooperative, everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers. Of course, April showers also bring a need for umbrellas. Here at Paper Calliope, that means lots and lots of colorful polka-dotted paper umbrellas!

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