Archive for the ‘Papercraft’ Category


My New York

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

I've spent the weekend working on a scrapbook of my New York adventure. More accurately, I've been procrastinating by scouring Pinterest for travel book inspiration!

New York Scrapbook
I saved every last ticket stub and map and pamphlet. The had part is writing; I'm no good at captioning or “journaling” cause it always seems so cheesy (this is my main beef with scrapbooks!)


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Tutorial: Gilded Hearts Notebook

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Gilded Hearts Notebook TutorialGilded Hearts Notebook Tutorial

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Wanderlust – Free Printable 3″x4″ Journaling Cards

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

I found a vintage atlas at my favorite local antique store for a few bucks, just begging to be ripped apart and used in all kinds of amazing projects. I scanned in some pages and created this set of 12 3″x4″ journaling cards for Project Life or any other scrapbooking/papercraft project your heart desires.

This download is in .zip format and consists of 12 individual CMYK .png files at 300 DPI – perfect for printing. Two have transparent backgrounds for framing your own images – to use, simply place over your photo in your favorite image editing program and crop. The photos in the preview are for example only and are not part of the download.


Creative Commons License    Wanderlust Journaling Cards by Natalie Matz are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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DIY Wire-Bound Blog Planner

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

I’m a sucker for planners/notebooks, and I was inspired by various blog planners on Pinterest (of course).

Here’s my attempt – from various scraps and papers in my stash and my Zutter Bind-It-All (I seriously love that thing – and on Amazon it’s $53.30- I paid almost $80 for mine at Archivers!)


It definitely involves a vast assortment of washi tape. I designed the pages and printed them at home – I used to hesitate to print my own pages for notebooks because I didn’t like the paper quality – then I “splurged” and got the expensive printer paper instead of the cheap copy paper. What a world of difference!

I honestly haven’t written a word in it yet! I’m kind of stumped, haha. Blank-page fright.
What would you put in your ideal blog planner?

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Tutorial: ¡Mini Piñatas!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

I meant to post about this on Saturday, but I was unfortunately without the internet (read: my phone was dead).

Annnd then a few days passed, and here we are. Wednesday.

But! I have a guest post over at Campfire Chic: a mini-piñata tutorial!

Mini Piñata Tutorial on Campfire Chic

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Nothing to see here.

Friday, April 27th, 2012

On the agenda for today: pretty paper to be turned into envelopes and planning the garden.


My weekend unfortunately (as usual) just involves work. Anyone have any good plans?

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Hipstaprint Notepad: DIY

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

It’s not a secret that I love the Hipstamatic. If it weren’t for the novelty of my d-slr, it would probably be my go-to camera. Here’s a quick DIY for cute Hipstaprint notepads (aka “Hipstabooks”) that are great for tossing in your purse or giving as gifts… in fact, I’m giving one away to our Blog Better Challenge winner! Check out the tutorial after the jump…


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My First Smashbooking Adventure

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011


Hipstamatic Print

Zutter Bind-it-All

Homemade Washi Tape








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Paper project

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

I’m making a planner for my Bokeh Face stuff using some cool supplies I got at Archivers.

Photos taken with Hipstamatic, obviously.

This is my new favorite paper.  Gah.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

The tag thingie on the bottom says “Hello Luscious  blissful/ hlo-3236″.  Those numbers mean nothing to me, but I’m sure it could help someone hunt it down if they needed to.

Any good paper projects going on out in the blogosphere lately?

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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

So things have been insane lately, but we’re as close to “settled” as we might ever be, and I’ve settled into my usual crafty routine.
I’ve been fascinated with lettering and typography for a very long time. I don’t think I have an eye for designing it, but I know it when i see it. I’ve been dabbling in hand lettering/calligraphy for awhile, but without an oblique pen holder, it’s nearly impossible to do any of the fancy Copperplate or Spencerian lettering, but I couldn’t find one anywhere locally. I finally broke down and ordered one online (they’re all of like, $2,) and it came in the mail the other day.
Please observe my first humble attempts at copperplate script:

Ahh I thought it was so pretty yesterday, but now it looks so sloppy!

I’m so excited to experiment with different script styles.
However, I don’t know what to write! I’m not a writer, for sure, and I’m not much for inspirational sayings or cheesiness (if I see one more “live laugh love” I’m gonna vomit). Any suggestions? I think I’m going to practice with some Pablo Neruda poems, cause they’re in Spanish, so even if they’re cheesy most people won’t know!

So I’ll post some new house pics soon. It’s been disastrous lately, so I haven’t taken any pictures yet.

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