I recently made my first envelope flip book for a dear friend of mine in shades of purple, which is her favorite. I think it turned out really well!
I love the golden flower I glued to the front, and I chose to fasten it with twine.
I handmade the envelopes with my We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board so that I could use my own patterned paper for the envelope bases. I stuffed them all with ephemera and journal cards made using my Cricut and digital paper I found on Etsy, so that she could use them in her own scrapbooking projects (she especially likes journaling on her pages). I think it turned out pretty well, and I’m excited to make another one soon! I hope this inspires your own projects 🙂
Happy crafting, y’all!
Hello again, crafting world! I have neglected my blog for a number of weeks, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t busy working on new projects. I wanted to share a couple of things I made in the interim:
Love this quote – it’s the first time I used a font on my Mac in my art.
Lots of Memorydex cards and some bookmarks.
Birthday card for one of my managers who’s very into gaming.
Cake & ice cream pocket letter! First time making a full-size, 9-pocket PL.
Printed out a bunch of journaling cards to keep in my stash.
Made a bunch of ink-dragged card bases for my stash.
My favorite memorydex so far! I am in love with vintage style of all kinds.
I find paper flowers so relaxing to make.
Several friends & family members moved into new houses recently, so of course they got cards from me!
Let me know if you have any questions about specific projects, I’m happy to share how I made them.
This lady puts up with all the hours I spend working at my table (and not snuggling on the couch). Love you Ruby, you’re just too stinkin’ cute.
A few weeks ago I became obsessed with the brush-lettering effect of calligraphy for use in my various projects. So, I tried it myself:
One of the things I’m most excited to be using this technique for is writing out my favorite quotes. Here, I practiced some that were on my mind (left). Then, I designed my very first quote page (top right), though actually I ended up liking the practice version more. Finally, I lettered some envelopes for cards I gave out this week, and was quite pleased by the results (bottom right).
I want to play more with using watercolor paints and actual brushes to letter, but it’s more of a challenge–I’ll have to practice a lot.
Hope you enjoyed this post, and happy crafting!
This week saw me playing around with some nifty ink blending techniques, emboss-resist, and making my own embossed embellishments:
The teal card is my interpretation of a design by Jennifer McGuire.
For the teal card, I used a technique that I had attempted a month or so ago, but I used an embossing ink that was terrible and ended up tossing all of my attempts. Thankfully, I switched over to Versamark, and I so wish I had started with that, it is so much better.
For the colors, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink minis, which I am growing to love passionately. They blend beautifully, and combined with heat-embossed images, they look amazing. I’ll definitely be doing more with those in the future.
That’s it for now, folks. Happy crafting!
This past week, as per usual, I spent my days off of work cramming in as much crafting time as possible. I ended up making a slew of cards:
I am so proud of these ones in particular, they turned out so well! To give credit where credit is due, I got the design and technique idea from Jennifer McGuire–check out her versions Here. It’s kind of hard to tell in the pictures here but they are ombré-shaded ink with a shimmer finish, and dry embossing on the finished paper. I made most of the word embellishments myself, by die-cutting the words then heat embossing them.
This one was probably my favorite of all of them! (Above)
I loved all of them, and can’t wait to make a bunch for giving away. Let me know in the comments below if you’d like more detailed instructions. Happy crafting!