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International Craft Haul

I don’t usually order items from over seas due to the high shipping costs, however, I recently made an exception to that rule. I saw a craft haul video on Pinterest and the lady had purchased stuff from a company called Yozo Craft. I liked the look of the stuff she had purchased so I checked out their website at http://www.yozocraft.com.

 Hours later I clicked the finalize purchase button. I think I looked at practically everything on their website which is considerable as they sell washi tapes, papers, stamps, figural paper clips, Kawaii stationary, stickers, Hello Kitty items, fabrics and lots of other stuff!

I knew I would have to wait about three weeks to get my order and the wait almost killed me (a little exaggeration there)!  And then this….

It arrived!

It arrived!

 

I was so excited. I couldn’t wait to look at my stuff. Well, half an hour later, no exaggeration there, I was able to open the packages. First thing I can say about Yozo Craft is that they package extremely well.

A half hour later!

A half hour later!

 

Let’s take a quick look at what I got.

4 rolls of tape

4 rolls of tape

 

I bought 4 rolls of specialty tape. The top two are decorative packing tape with lace designs. The rosy tape is a fabric tape and the bottom roll is a pink lace washi tape.

Stickers!

Stickers!

 

I bought five packages of lacy stickers. Some are borders and others are figural.

Metal charms

Metal charms

I got several metal charms. It took me a long time to pick these out because the variety they offer is extensive. I adore the little ruler piece ones. These charms are top quality. They are nice and heavy and finished well. There are no rough corners to snag clothing.

For me

For me

 

I splurged and spent $1.50 on a cute mouse pad. Yes, that’s right I still use a mouse. It’s the Victorian in me!

Papers

Papers

 

Several kinds of paper.

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More papers.

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And yet more papers. Again, it took me quite a while to choose these papers because the selection is so great. These papers are not small either, they measure approximately 21″ x 29″.

Big papers

Big papers

 

These papers are ALL really nice and thick. Some are waterproof and are almost like thin plastic. The descriptions on the website say which are waterproof.

I cannot tell you how pleased I am with everything I got from Yozo Craft. The quality is outstanding and the prices can’t be beat. If the shipping deters you, get some friends to order with you and split the mailing cost. My shipping cost $18.00 for the two packages. My only warning about Yozo Craft is that you will spend hours on their website drooling over all the goodies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Can “Do”

Every once in a while I mention her in my blog posts.

Miss Holly Golightly

Miss Holly Golightly

What I have never mentioned before is her preferred dining choice, which is this.

Buju and Ziggy Cat Food

Buju and Ziggie Cat Food

Miss Golightly only eats 1/3 of a can of wet food a day, but we still seem to put a lot of her cans in the recycling bin. So of course I’m thinking, “What can I do with these empty cans? This is the first idea I came up with. After washing the can out really well (ewwww!) I lined the inside and out with interesting papers.

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As you can see from this picture the papers don’t match, which was intentional and not just an error because I wasn’t wearing my glasses.

buju2Then I stamped some text on old ledger paper and glued it to the bottom of the can with an additional piece of ledger paper “just because”. Please excuse the darkness of these pictures. I seems my photographer, poor dear, is still being challenged by her new camera. Maybe one day she’ll catch up to 21st century technology, however, I don’t have my fingers crossed.
buju3Graphics were also randomly added to the outside of the can. I made this one look like a tag from a nature journal, at least that was my intention.

buju4A piece of twine and a button were inserted through a hole I punched in the edge of the can to make a hanging loop. Some sticks left over from my post “Cardboard, Twine, Stick” were glued to the back and some lace and sticks were glued to the bottom edge. You can see what’s coming next, can’t you?

buju5A fancy little bird wearing a rhinestone necklace and some flowers to complete the Can “Do”.

Now, I understand that not everyone is going to like this particular look, but the possibilities are endless for decorating your cans. So the next time you are about to throw away or recycle a cat food or tuna can (isn’t it the same stuff?) dust the cobwebs out and think of a way to create your own can “do”!!!

A little post script –  next week I will reveal the studio/office makeover!!!