In 2003, student Cat Morley started a craft blog to share tutorials for crafts she was making. After publishing over two-hundred of her own projects, Cat's boyfriend Tom built a system to enable other crafters to join up, using the site as a platform to share their own creativity to the world.
That site is Cut Out + Keep; an online community where anyone can make and share their tutorials. There are currently over 50,000 projects found on Cut Out + Keep, covering every type of craft, from over 100,000 contributors all over the world.
The successful couple have now released their first craft book; Cut Out + Keep: Around The USA In 50 Craft Projects.
The book combines craft tutorials with the couple's epic road-trip, where as a reader, you can take a journey through 50 states and craft your way through 50 step-by-step tutorials inspired by each of them.
Cut Out + Keep: Around The USA In 50 Craft Projects is an alternative craft book filled with fun projects inspired by American places, landmarks and fables and legends.
Some of my recycled craft favourites:
* Licence Plate Notebook inspired by Michigan's Motown,
* Jackalope Jewlry Holder inspired by Wyoming's local legend,
* Playing Card Bouquet inspired by drive through wedding chapels in Las Vegas,
* Red Ruby Shoes to feel like you're not in Kansas anymore!
These are obviously just some of many other cool and crafty projects covering crochet, paper craft, sewing, origami, decoupage, lots of yummy food recipes too (UFO cake pops, anyone?) and more.
Cut Out + Keep: Around The USA In 50 Craft Projects is released on 16 February 2015 in the UK, and 17 March 2015 in the USA. Get your hands on a copy via Amazon or publisher Laurence King.
To get you excited, here is a snippet from Cut Out + Keep: Around The USA In 50 Craft Projects; a tutorial to make a Bottle Cap Ring.
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