Mention Monday: Waffle Flower Papercrafts

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So, I’ve found my new card-making idol. I’m looking at you, Nina Yang. I’ve always considered myself an amateur paper crafter when it comes to cardmaking–basically meaning that my supply list when it comes to making cards doesn’t extend much further than cardstock, glue, and silver Sharpie. I know I could step it up a level if I had a Cricut machine, but I’ve always been more of a hand-cutter, and the biggest improvement I’ve made in that department was last year when I bought a swivel-head X-acto knife and self-healing cutting mat (a strongly-recommended life decision).

Waffle Flower paper crafts is (in my non-professional opinion) the pinnacle of handmade cards and other paper crafts. Scrolling through, there’s not a single project that I’m not impressed with. The wanderluster in me is particularly impressed by this Wish You Were Here card:
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via Waffleflower.com

There’s more than just perfect cards on the site, though. There’s links to free pattern downloads, free templates (like these cool paper bow ties), and instructional tutorials (like these twist open photo boxes).

Even if you don’t have all the tools or technical skills to recreate any of these cards or paper crafts, this is a great place to go for inspiration, especially if you’re someone like me who has trouble with coming up with card sentiments.

Happy paper crafting!

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Welcome to College Canvas!

Welcome to College Canvas! (Otherwise known as Brenna McKinley’s college capping blog.)

I’m currently a second-semester senior at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I’ll be graduating in May with a B.A. in Communication with a Journalism concentration. This blog is my senior capstone project. Over the next 4 months, I’ll be posting DIY projects, narratives, profiles, ideas, and inspiration for the crafty college student whose creative space is limited by dorm life.

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