Monday, 7 September 2015
Lately I've been on a card-making mission. After not sending any Christmas cards for the past few years, I really want to send them to friends and family this year, but not just the multi pack cards you buy in the shops, handmade cards!
Because I need to have a few to send, I started making them back in August. I used the Kaisercraft Workshop magazines for inspiration as well as Pinterest. I use scrapbooking paper, cardstock, stickers, buttons, ribbons, foam tape, little cutouts that match the paper (elephants, ornaments, etc.).
Here are a few samples of cards I've made lately. First I used a simple navy card, some red/white striped paper and two circles with a pattern on them. The two circles I stuck together to create a 3D ornament, which I then stuck to a piece of card with smaller circles on it. To finish off I used some foam tape on the back of the "Happy Holidays" quote and a piece of ribbon with mistletoe on it (the ribbon is tucked around the back of the card front).
The right card is an embossed card (my first time using them). A ribbon with gingerbread men on the right, again tucked over the top and bottom and stuck to the reverse of the front of the card. A gift ribbon glued on near the top. A white circle of cardstock, a circle of red/white paper and then the word "Believe" rub-on on to a tag.
All these cards are quite simple, but look much more hardwork. I can't wait to go through them all again and send them out in the next few months. I've actually now got a collection of about 18 Christmas cards and will be making more throughout the next month or so.
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Last year, I made half a dozen sock monkeys for the Cancer Society to sell during Daffodil Day. I wasn't going to this year, however I received a phone call asking if I would make some for this year's sale as well. Below are the 6 I made, I tried to have either yellow, blue or a combination of both since those are the colours of the Cancer Society.