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My website:

http://www.chic-steals.com

This is where I write all my tutorials - so please head on over and check it out if you want more!:-)


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Supernova's Child
Supernova's Child · Lisbon, Lisbon, PT · 98 projects

So, your tutorials are absolutely fabulous. Just sayin'. Also, has anyone ever told you that you kind of look like Alexis from the tv show Castle?

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Canela
Canela · Montevideo, Montevideo Dept, UY · 1 project

Hi! I love your initiative and the detail you put in your tutorials. I don't do much more than sewing buttons right now, but I really want to learn more to do my own stuff and people like you inspire me deeply. Thanks for sharing your work!

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

@Jane: Thanks so much! Will be on the lookout for itHappy
xoxo
Carly

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Jane
Jane · 51 projects

Hi! Great tute for your woven black ribbon and chain earrings. I will be linking at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/ in future post.

Thanks!
Jane
http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

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Carg1rl
Carg1rl · Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA · 5 projects

Love your projects!

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Modesty Fashions
Modesty Fashions · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects

Your "Don't buy...DIY" motto inspires me. Now, I browse my favorite stores just to see what I can make. BTW, I bookmarked your site so I can check it often.

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

@katcar~ no problem! I thought your necklace was great<3 The more you practice, the better your creations will get!
Thanks for your comments!
xoxo
Carly

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katcar~
katcar~ · 27 projects

(thanks for faving it too, that was really sweet)

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katcar~
katcar~ · 27 projects

thanks, it's not nearly as awesome as yours (i'm probably going to try again to make a better one, pour moi ;)) but thanks anyway <3

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Thank you M4ri! You are so sweet<3

xoxox
Carly

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M4ri
M4ri · Seattle, Washington, US · 16 projects

I love every single one of your projects!! You are so creative!

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Thanks Jolanda!
Please do - I'd love to see you there!<3
Thanks for the comment!
xxoxo
Carly

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Jolanda
Jolanda · Nederland, Colorado, US · 54 projects

I really love your projects! they give me so much inspiration. now I have to check your website!

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Hi Catfish! That's cool that the higher-denier tights resisted shredding too far...I'll have to try that too!
That's awesome they're holding up!
You did a great job - looks fab!
Thanks for letting me know-
xoxox
Carly

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Catfish
Catfish · Norwich, England, GB · 13 projects

Hi Carly
I used quite thick tights (I think they are 60 denier or more) so they were pretty hard to shred. I found that most of the shreds stopped naturally then I dabbed the polish at teh ends of the shreds and around the edges of the holes just to be sure. Have worn them a couple of times and haven't found that they have shredded any further. Thanks for the great idea x

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Jelly Jam: You are so sweet! I wanted to...but last season was so awfully done...(did you see it on Lifetime?? BLECH!) Plus, I'm a great knock-off artist...on-the-spot designer tho? Maybe not so much...You're super-sweet though and I'm so flattered!Happy
Thanks for the comment!
xoxo
Carly

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Jelly Jam
Jelly Jam · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 21 projects

You're really good. You should try out for project runway. Happy

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Hi eccemullier! No problem - glad to be your friend! I respect anybody who's brave enough to DIY shoes - many are scared of it!;-) (And I do love shoes terribly - working on making my own right now by forming them on some lasts I bought...so much fun.Happy
You're so sweet for your comment! Thank you and hope to see more from you too!Happy
Have a great day-
xoxox
Carly

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Thank you edie l.! I appreciate you taking the time to comment (especially when you usually don't!)Happy I just joined cut out + keep after being frustrated with the user experience on Craftster. (It's so easy to upload tutes here!)
I can't wait to check out your blog - I'll leave you feedback when I do!
I'm not sure what you mean about my blog being "amazing" heh heh...it's nowhere near as awesome as I'd like it to be...but otherwise it's just doing a little bit of work on it, day after day, and things adding up after a time, tweaking, tweaking, tweaking. Eventually I have to redesign the interface for it but I'm being lazy now since it's the hols and all.
Thanks for your comment - glad you like my projects!
xoxox
Carly

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eccemullier
eccemullier · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 95 projects

Hi! Thanks for accepting friendship =D I love your motto, it's sooo full of truth=D!! Thanks for faving my pirate boots=D I can see you love shoes, all your projects are AWESOME girl! You're such a nice inspiration for this community =D!!

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Thank you Doll.Steak!
I appreciate the comment!
xoxo
Carly

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edie l.
edie l. · 2 projects

I normally don't comment on peoples profiles but your projects are just beautiful. I saw your work featured on a blog and I did not know you were on cut out and keep. I love your shredded tights project, which I am going to do soon, and your rodarte inspired heels, if I wore heels I would have already made them
Maybe sometime you could check out my projects and my blog

ediesteapot.blogspot.com

ps. How did you make your blog so amazing?

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judithchen
judithchen · Ilmenau, Thuringia, DE · 51 projects

add ur blog too <3 I'll sure do my best, thanks carly, ur awesome! Happy

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Thanks judithchen! I really like your blog - I've added it to my bloglistHappy It's very inspiring and your projects are adorable! Def. keep at it and carve out your corner in blogland!Happy
xoxo
Carly

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judithchen
judithchen · Ilmenau, Thuringia, DE · 51 projects

thankyou so much carly! Happy I will remember that, and will do better on the next posts <3 I hope to do some progress^^ can't wait to see your upcoming projects too, and I am asking my bf's his shirt so I can do your tube dress tutorial >3<

ah..and here's my link: http://judithchenartworks.wordpress.com/

please tell me what you think ^^

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Thank you judithchen! You are so sweet!:-D And really, building a blog is just lots and lots of time - adding a little bit as often as you can - and then, eventually, it adds up to something really cool!Happy Keep at it & send me the link to your blog!
xoxo
Carly

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judithchen
judithchen · Ilmenau, Thuringia, DE · 51 projects

ah sorry typo... >.< I mean I have to work so much more on my blog :o

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judithchen
judithchen · Ilmenau, Thuringia, DE · 51 projects

carly! saw your awesome blog..hope you win the vote! Happy I just started a blog too and I realize I had work so much more on that (esp after seeing urs) :o

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Thanks ImaginaryFriend! I try really hard to put together interesting, on-trend stuff!
Glad you like!Happy
xoxo
Carly

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Agnès
Agnès · 14 projects

Your projects are amasing!!

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Noelia Citialin: Thanks! The necklace was from F21, no longer sold so my tutorial's a little obsolete now.Sad

GreenEyes0991: No prob! Glad to add you to my friends!<3

Alexis K.: Thank you so much Alexis K.! I actually started writing articles for FashionTribes.com (where I'm a contributing editor) and my blog originally began as a place for me to showcase all the articles I had written in one spot. Then I added more and more, and eventually it took on a life of its own!Happy

Thanks for your comments!
xoxxo
Carly

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Alexis K.
Alexis K. · California, California, US · 8 projects

I really like your tutorials and your site is a great idea, how did you start out blogging?

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GreenEyes0991
GreenEyes0991 · Spain, Cork, IE · 7 projects

Thanks for the add!!

Take care! Happy

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Noelia Citialin
Noelia Citialin · Bakersfield, California, US · 7 projects

That harness is bad ass! Where do I get the necklace? Maybe I should read on before asking. That will be my next

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Thanks ale_corason! They were actually all tutorials I wrote for my website (link above). Check it out if you're looking for more!
Thanks for your comment!
xoxox
Carly

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ale_corason
ale_corason · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 49 projects

Too many amazing projects in such a brief time! I love them really. I'm looking forward to more too! Happy

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Thank you Katia Ruby! You're super-sweet!Happy
xoxo
Carly

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Katia Ruby
Katia Ruby · Portland, Oregon, US · 4 projects

you are a crafty rockstar! <3

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

You are so funny eccemullier! So glad you like my projects!Happy Can't wait to add more, though there aren't enough hours in the day...;-)
Thanks for looking!
xoxo
Carly

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eccemullier
eccemullier · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 95 projects

WOW! You have 2 days in here and I already have 2 of your projects in my favorites!! I mean I loved them all, but those are my real favorite =D. Welcome to CO&K!! And thank you very much for sharing!!

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Hi harrylaa! Thanks for the props!Happy
Well...haha...the Cut Out & Keep project import feature is the best thing since sliced bread, gotta say. All my projects and tutorials I featured on my website (link above in my profile). If you'd like to, check it out & become a follower - I'm always adding new stuff there first!
Thanks for looking!
xoxo
Carly

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harrylaa
harrylaa · 20 projects

I'd just like to say that I think all your projects are really inspirational! p.s. I can't believe you've been a member for two days, and uploaded so many great projects. I'm looking forward to more!!

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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects

Thank you Arty KitKat! I have just started with Cut Out & Keep so I still have many hours ahead of me browsing all the wonderful projects!
Thank you for such a warm welcome!
xoxxo
Carly

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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, England, GB · 61 projects

just checked out your blog - v cool so I decided to follow it Happy. Welcome to CO&K. I'm looking forward to more cool creations.

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