Paper Embossing: Whovian Journal Project

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Dry embossing is maybe the easiest way to emboss paper. It requires no special tools. Either use a premade stencil or create your own with a thick paper like cardstock. Secure the stencil in place with tape and then firmly, yet carefully, trace the outline of the stencil using a bone folder or similar stylist. This technique looks great on holiday cards, gift tags, book covers, and business cards.

Bookmarks for Our Little Free Library

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  We stocked up on bookmarks for our Little Free Library by using leftover scraps of marbled paper that were too small for anything else and printing our favorite patterns from Thingiverse. The cat might be my favorite, although the marbled paper ones will be gentler on the books.

Letterboxing Starter Kit

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If you like scavenger hunts, hiking, art, traveling, and/or solving puzzles, then letterboxing is for you. Letterboxes containing unique stamps are planted around the world. People follow clues, sometimes solve puzzles, and occasionally need to take a hike in order to find them. When they do, they stamp the letterbox’s exclusive stamp into their journal and stamp their personal, handcrafted stamp into the letterbox’s logbook. Letterboxes can be found practically anywhere. You can look for them near your hometown or … Read More

Book List: Reading for Computer Science Students

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It is no surprise that I read a lot of books. And listen to nearly as many in the car. I like to pair many of these with other parts of my life: classes, work, hobbies, TV shows I’m binging, etc. So over the last three years while taking CS classes, I read a number of technology / computer science related books that enriched my curriculum and added to my education. My apologies, almost a third of the list is … Read More

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