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2014 Holiday Card Roundup Part 1

SO. This started out as what was supposed to be a simple venture. Pick a few cute holiday cards to show all of you, call it a day. But, I am a psychopath and fell down a rabbit hole of beautiful and hilarious and oh so modern holiday cards made by so many talented and awesome artists and print houses large and small, that I couldn't not share all of them with you. So, I give you Merit + Fork's  M A S S I V E  list of holiday cheer.   [vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator type="small" position="center" color="#b39964" border_style="solid" thickness="1" width="54"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space height="32px"][image_hover target="_blank"...

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For the Makers September 2014 Box Review

For my birthday this year, I was lucky enough to be gifted a subscription to For the Makers, a monthly DIY subscription box. Each kit contains all of the raw materials necessary to make four different DIY projects! The theme for this month's box is "Heavy Metals" The projects for this month include a crushed pyrite bangle and dangly earrings, a silver leaf temporary tattoo, and a tie-dyed pillowcase. I was initially a little wary of the jewelry crafts for this month, as I don't really wear a ton of accessories besides necklaces because my skin is super sensitive to a lot of...

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For the Makers Box Review

For the Makers August 2014 Box Review

For my birthday this year, my amazing friend Nicole T. (I'm bffs with three different Nicoles so they require last name differentiation. Heathers anyone?) got me a 3 month subscription to the For the Makers monthly box.  For the Makers is a crafter's dream, a kit containing all of the raw materials necessary to make four different DIY projects! Needless to say I was super stoked when I received the email letting me know that my first box was on its way. First impressions - I'm really surprised they crammed so many things in the box this came in! This month's collection...

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Necessary Objects Volume 1

Necessary Objects 1 – Basics

Having the right tools on standby when inspiration strikes is so much more conducive to a productive crafting sesh than having to either make-do with something that doesn't quite work right (though MacGyver-ing does have its merits), or schlepping out to the craft store in the suburbs to pay a premium for supplies because you need them RIGHTNOW. I've built up my arsenal of supplies through years of those ill-fated trips to the craft store, and more recently (thankfully) taking advantage of the glory that is Amazon. Amazon is fantastic for sooo many reasons: customer reviews so you can choose the...

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