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New Fonts in Blogger

Have you noticed that Blogger added new fonts to their template designer?  They added around 80 of them.  (I may have lost count, but 80 is pretty close.) 

Edited to add:  How to find the new fonts

If you use a New Blogger template then click on design at the top of your blog, then click on template designer at the left.  Click on advanced, also on the left, then on the text you want to change.  For example you can change your page text, gadget titles, post titles, etc.  Next scroll through the fonts.  Click on the font that you want to use and preview it below to see how it will look on your blog.  If you like it and want to use it, click on 'apply to blog' in the upper right-hand corner.  If you want to leave the template designer WITHOUT saving any of your new changes click on 'back to blogger' in the upper right corner.

I had no idea the new fonts were added until I read about it at Sassy Sanctuary.  It's kind of exciting news for those of us who design our own blogs.  Go take a look!

Today's Fabulous Find...New Blogger Fonts
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Crepe Paper Flowers and Girls Valentine Boxes

As a child, my very favorite Valentine's Day activity was decorating a box with my Mom to hold my Valentine cards in for the class party.  Remember those days?  Now I look forward to decorating them with my own kids.

This Valentine's Day 'box' is an oatmeal container.  If you want to, you can cut a slit in the top of the lid for the Valentines to drop through.  If a card is too large, just take the lid off so it will fit.

The oatmeal container is covered with scrapbook paper.  The leaves are cut from construction paper then bent in half to give them some dimension.  The flowers are made from crepe paper streamers. 

How to Make Crepe Paper Flowers

  1. Choose your colors.  I used three shades of pink.
  2. Stack three layers of streamers on top of each other.  For a solid color flower fold one long piece into thirds.
  3. With a sewing machine stitch down the center of the streamers using a gathering stitch (longest stitch length).  The streamers will gather up some as you sew.
  4. Pull one thread on one end to gather the streamers.
  5. Fold the streamers in half at the stitch line then roll them up into a circle.  You can glue it to a circle of card stock to hold it's shape, or glue it directly onto something.
  6. Fluff the flower by separating the layers of streamers.
 Another way to use gathered streamers...

My daughter and I made this box to look like a suitcase.  We started with a white box, added strips of scrapbook paper, gathered streamers for the heart, and added a handle. 

I remember watching my mom in anticipation as she sewed down the long streamers for my box.  I was so impressed that they magically gathered as she went.  Now you can be impressive too, and your kids have a good incentive to eat their oatmeal.  :)

Today's Fabulous Find...Paper Streamer Flowers
and Girls Valentine Boxes
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Featuring: Foam Sticker Wall Art (Before & After)

When I think of foam stickers, naturally I think of kids crafts--you too?  Well let me tell you, not anymore!  Cyndy at The Exchange has created a way to fancy them up and it's nothing but amazing.   I first saw her idea featured on The Creative Crate.  

Just move your mouse across the picture and see the foam transform!

(Those of you viewing in a reader will need to click in first.)

You're not thinking of foam stickers in the same way now either, are you!  You can learn all about how to make this wall art in her tutorial

My thanks to Cyndy for allowing me to share her fabulous idea with you today!

Today's Fabulous Find...Foam Sticker Wall Art

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