Here’s another project sheet for you!

Here is another project sheet. I love to upcycle as y’all know and have so many CDs that keep piling up that I really needed to come up with a cool idea to upcycle them! That is how my CD cards were born. You can customize them for pretty much any occasion and even add small gift cards into the case. They make super cute gifts 🙂

I also wanted to share another new project with y’all. I have developed my very own mobile application! I am so super excited about it! It runs on Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry and the iPhone and iPad! You can get it here for free: aupcycling.mobapp.at It has free videos, projects, a gallery and much. Also follow us on facebook

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Upcycled Happy Birthday Card – Light the Candles :)

It’s my birthday this week and so I thought it would be fitting to share an upcycled birthday card that I came up with y’all! Another thing I am super excited about is my new mobile phone application! It runs on Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry and the iPhone and iPad! You can get it here for free: aupcycling.mobapp.at It has free videos, projects, a gallery and much. Also follow us on facebook

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New Applications and Projects

I am so super excited about my new mobile phone application! It runs on Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry and the iPhone and iPad! You can get it here for free: aupcycling.mobapp.at It has free videos, projects, a gallery and much. Also follow us on facebook

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New Videos and Announcing my Video-Books

Hello everyone!

I am very very excited today. As y’all may know I have already worked on four e-books and they are all available on amazon or etsy. All you have to do is search for Mahe Zehra Husain on Amazon and Altered Upcycling on Etsy. Here are their names:

  1. The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling
  2. Crafty Cans and Perplexing Plastic
  3. The Christmas Guide to Upcycling
  4. The Ultimate Guide to Smash Books, Smashing and making your own Upcycled Smash Books!

Now I have started working on a series of three Video Books. Each of these video books will deal with card making using paper, metal Continue reading

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My Craft Room

So like I told y’all the past few months have been both good and bad. One of the good things that happened was that I finally got my own craft studio!

I shared one element of the studio a couple of days back. Here is the entire room and how it looks!

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The NEW Smash Books E-Book – Available on the Kindle

Finally I come back for another blog post. A lot has been going on in my life. Marriage, illness and work. I found some time to work on my craft projects and some books though and will have a lot for you over the summer.

For now I want to introduce my newest book! 🙂

 

The Ultimate Guide to Smash Books,Smashing and making your own Upcycled Smash Books!

The book is available for the Kindle and will be on iBooks, The Nook and Kobo Books soon.

Here is a little about the book!

 

So what exactly is a Smash Book?

Smash Books are pre-bound scrapbooks, but instead of plain pages, which can be hard and daunting to fill, they have patterned papers and different papers with sayings on them. The books are made from good quality card stock and can take a lot of memorabilia glued, taped or stapled to the pages.

The entire process of just adding pictures and memorabilia to the pages without bothering about the perfect layout is what is called ‘smashing.’ This makes these new smash books fun and easy to work with. The pages are beautifully coordinated and put together with an occasional ‘surprise’ page with a saying or picture that you would not expect. The books are coordinated with a lot of extras that you can buy as well, like pockets, stickers, and tabs.

We go over Smash Book basics as well as an Upcycled version of a Smash Book, how to make it using old mailers, magazine pages etc. and also finish it up with some upcycled embellishments using soda cans etc.

This is one book you don't want to miss if you like scrapbooking, smashing or altered books!

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My Upcycled Scrapbox Desk :)

I love the scrapbox products. I have always been fascinated with doing a lot with little spaces. That is one of the reasons I love the Ikea stores. Can’t get over the fact that they can fit so much in so little space. It’s like they plan entire homes in the space I would normally think a single room with require.

I am sorry for being MIA recently but a lot has been happening. I got married for one 🙂 and very ill as well :(. It took me quite a while

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Smash Books 101

I have been experimenting on how to make my own smash books and recently finished one that will chronicle all happenings 2012. I wrote a series of blog posts on my blog that y’all may have read recently.

Crafting a Green World was kind enough to have me over as a guest blogger and I did a Smash Books 101 blog post for them. For those of you who want all the information in one place head on over to their blog to see the entire post. 🙂

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Making Earrings out of Soda Cans!

So by now y’all know how much I love to upcycle and use soda cans and packaging plastic in my craft projects. Today I want to share with you a jewelry project that I adore. This project is also featured in my book, The Christmas Guide to Upcycling, which has lots of cool ideas for Christmas as well as gift ideas for the entire year. Look to the right for links to the books 🙂

These earrings are made using a diet coke can. Can you tell?!

Here are complete instructions on how to make these earrings. Change the embossing design to give them a completely different look.

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Crafting a Green World and Giveaways!

Hi y’all! Hope you’re all doing well. I haven’t been keeping too well and that is why I have been slightly absent and have not been very active on the blog.

I’m back now and with some cool blog recommendations and some good news 🙂

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