*Craft Tips*

Paper Making

Envelope Glue

Do you like making homemade envelopes or stickers? But don't know how to get the sticky stuff for the back? Well this lick and stick recipie is perfect!


  • 2 Tbs. white elmers glue
  • 2 Tbs. white vinegar
  • a drop of pepperment, or vanilla for flavoring.

Mix this all together then add to back envelope or back of sticker. Let dry. Then lick and stick! The perfect place to store this is an empty nailpolish bottle with cap/brush.

Easy Dyed Paper

Project designed by Vesta Abel.


  • laser printer paper (copy machine paper)
  • Adirondack jet black dye-based ink pad
  • Adirondack dye-based inkpads in a variety of colors
  • spray bottle filled with water
  • heat tool
  • paper towels
  • newspaper
  • gold, silver or copper Decor-It ink
  • pen score foam
  • latex gloves - optional
  • stack of newspaper
  1. Position a full sheet of laser paper on top of stack of newspaper.
  2. Remove lid from any color of Adirondack inkpad and rub the ink directly onto the paper, covering it completely.
  3. Spray the inked paper with water to let the color blend. Remove excess water with a paper towel then dry with a heat tool.
  4. Squeeze out a small puddle of gold Decor-It ink onto the newspaper. Set aside.
  5. Create a texture stamp using a pen score foam block. To do this, heat block with the heat tool until soft then press it onto anything textured such as leaves, lace, string, basket, etc.
  6. Rub textured stamp into the gold ink and dab randomly over the hand-dyed paper to add a finishing touch. Use paper as gift wrap, in cards, etc.
Resources: Adirondack ink pads - Available from craft stores nationwide. From Carol Duvall
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