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Paper Crafting, Mixed Media and Altered Arts with a Sassy Twist at Paper Calliope.com
Paper Crafting, Mixed Media and Altered Arts with a Sassy Twist at Paper Calliope.com

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 Spring has arrived and gardens are blooming. But beware those cute little garden gnomes…for at night they turn the garden into a place where evil resides. Under the cloak of night  these gnomes cast wicked magic upon your garden. Innocuous plants turn…
Gardening at night
Gardening at night
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Hippity hoppity Easter’s on its way. With Easter approaching, it is the perfect time for springtime tales and bunny tails. I combined these themes with my take on a time-honored altered art form–the Artist Trading Card (ATC).
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I wanted to share this steampunk ballerina music box I made.

My latest creation was inspired by my daughter who will be performing in a steampunk circus show for the month of August. Instead of being a dancer like this tiny figure, my daughter will be riding a giraffe unicycle (giraffes are the extra tall…
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When I was a child I would get lost in book series like the Borrowers and the Littles. They both featured tiny human-like creatures who lived undetected in our homes using discarded or lost items as their furniture–bottlecaps for table tops, thimbles for…
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At least once in a lifetime a person should receive a tiny jar full of sweet wishes. Every now and then we all need something magical to happen! You can be the one to create magic in someone else’s life–and perhaps help a wish or two to come true, when…
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Audiences go hog wild when Zelda the Dancing Pig enters the stage. Adorned with a sparkling heart pastie on her juicy hocks and a bow on her tantalizing pigtail, Zelda is sure to never be a boar. Zelda travels with the carnival, where loud barkers sell…
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I had so much fun making this altered art project featured at Gypsy Soul Lasercuts. After my massive undertaking of Kringle’s Toy Store, I wanted to tackle something a little less time consuming. I think one thing that made the Tiny Dancer Shadowbox so…
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Christmas is nearly upon us. Part of the magic of the season is when children fill their eyes with wonder while window shopping. Make sure you leave time to stop by Kringle Toys, where the glowing chandelier casts a warm glow as shoppers come in from the…
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Winter has arrived in here in Minnesota. It is a blustery nine degrees outside and as dusk settles, the wind is rattling the windows of our turn-of-the-century home. In other words, it is a perfect night for crafting and for playing with the deep blue,…
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 There are so many delightful ceramic Christmas villages that people display this time of year. While I have occasionally been tempted to begin such a collection, I have remained true to the Putz houses that stem from an earlier era. These Japanese-made…
Putzing around
Putzing around
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