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  In this paperless e-world of ours, it's fun, retro, and just plain courteous to send an actual thank-you note, emblazoned with a stamp and everything. (And no, a text that reads "kthanxbai" does not count as a thank-you note.) According to Nancy Sharon Collins' book, The Complete Engraver: Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette of Social Stationery, it's a practice that we should keep up. "A thank-you note is always appropriate. Any act of thoughtfulness, kindness, or recognition should be reciprocated promptly with a handwritten note. Read More

Wrapper's Delight

BY BUST Magazine in DIY

Another day, another awesomely easy paper craft. This simple and adorbs bracelet tutorial is from Kayte Terry's Paper Made!, which is packed with projects even the craft-averse will fall for. That’s a Wrap Bangle This is one of the easiest paper projects, and the results are stunning. Paper-wrapped bangles in boutiques go for a pretty penny, but you can make your own for a few bucks. These are so quick to make that you could start this project before dinner and have a new accessory for your out-on-the-town outfit that night. Read More

Trashy and Delightful

BY BUST Magazine in DIY

It goes without saying that we here at BUST love a good craft, and we've been receiving a ton of great DIY titles on the subject lately. Below is a clever take on paper crafting that'll make you take a second look at your recycling pile. NEWSPAPER GIFT BAG   Materials: thin cardboard (from a cereal or similar box) newspaper scissors tape ruler paper hole punch ribbon or cording for the handle pencil boxes of different sizes   Instructions: 1. Choose a box the size and shape you want your finished gift bag to be. A closed cereal box works great.   2. Read More
I took a paper folding and engineering class when I was in college, and despite the shit-ton of paper cuts I got and all the times I nearly sliced my fingers open with an X-Acto knife, it ranks pretty high on my list of all-time favorite classes. No pain, no gain, right? Most people think of paper as something that you create on (you paint on it, draw on it, write on it, etc.) and don't realize that it's actually something that you can create with. It's an extremely versatile medium in and of itself, without all that other stuff. Read More