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Somerset Studios magazine's November-December 2011 issue

How to Stop Hoarding Art Paper and Put It to Good Holiday Use

Encouraged by an article in Somerset Studio magazine, crafter Dana McCranie discusses documenting her favorite paper designs then using them creatively. I’ve confessed to you my love of paper before. You know this about m...
by Dana McCranie
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Converted shoe organizer

How to Turn a Shoe Organizer Into Helpful Home Storage

Dana McCranie shares a tutorial on repurposing a basic shoe organizer into a family storage center that houses little things that can easily be lost daily. My husband places the things from his pockets in a little grouping each...
by Dana McCranie
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CardMaker magazine January 2012 issue

How to Jazz Up Your Snail Mail to Loved Ones

Buying a card off the rack can be handy during the hustle and bustle, but taking the time to create a one-of-a-kind salutation can make someone’s day. The day I stamped my first handmade card, my husband and I were visiti...
by Dana McCranie
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drawer lining project tutorial step 12

How to Dress up Your Dresser Drawers

Crafty blogger Dana McCranie provides a tutorial for turning bland drawers into something more snazzy. I have this old dresser that came to us as a bonus when we bought my daughter’s bedroom furniture from a friend. It ar...
by Dana McCranie
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stamps for card-making in photo by Dana McCranie

3 Essential Stamps for the Beginning Card-Maker

Diving into the art of rubber stamping is one of my favorite craft memories. It was as if an entire new world of creativity had been opened up to me. However, I do also remember feeling overwhelmed by all the available options ...
by Dana McCranie
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Pinterest pinboard

Pinterest: A Website That Feels a Bit Like Coming Home

As I write this, I’m waiting to board a plane in New York City. I’m homeward bound and with every beat of my heart, my excitement to see my husband and children grows. I love to travel, but there is absolutely nothi...
by Dana McCranie
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