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Each day my media team and I share ideas and inspiration all about “Making Pretty Stuff”! We love to create handmade cards, DIY crafts, pretty parties and everything in between! Come join our obsession!

Hand painted gold gift wrap for the holidays! by @createoften for @heidiswapp

Simple DIY Gift Wrap

That hand painted look is so trendy right now! Even more so if it is metallic! I thought it would be a fun way to dress up a gift for Christmas using the DIY Gift Wrap collection! To create this look gather the following from the...

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Create a Thanksgiving Day Book with Heidi Swapp Gallery Wall Mixed Media by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

thanksgiving day book

About 10 years ago I created a photo memory book from photos taken on Thanksgiving Day. That album to this day is one of my all time favorite collections of memories. This album stays out all year long. The kids were so little ten years...

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Tell Your Story

I don't know about you but I love telling a complete story. I love gathering my photos and my notes from a vacation and telling the story and recording the memories...

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Heidi Swapp Minc It Monday ~ Foiled Brush Stamp by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

minc it monday | foiled brush stamps

Recently I came across a card idea that was a stamped sentiment in the middle of a card, and then a watercolor wash that added some color. I wanted to try this idea but with the Minc. The idea was to use a digital sentiment...

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online class alert: announcing MPS holiday

several years ago i teamed up with Jessica Sprauge to create a series of classes that we called "Mouse Paper Scissors". the concept of the series was to take something that Jessica is genius at: teaching Photoshop skills and creating digital art; and combining it...

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A Little Bit of Sugar

Those who know me, know I have a fear of glitter. It's an anxiety of glitter really. That doesn't mean I don't love a bit of bling and sparkle! Sometimes to accent my favorite patterned papers I use some glitter glue! It's all that shine...

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