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:
Several friends & family members moved into new houses recently, so of course they got cards from me!
Love this quote – it’s the first time I used a font on my Mac in my art.
Cake & ice cream pocket letter! First time making a full-size, 9-pocket PL.
Birthday card for one of my managers who’s very into gaming.
Lots of Memorydex cards and some bookmarks.
My favorite memorydex so far! I am in love with vintage style of all kinds.
Printed out a bunch of journaling cards to keep in my stash.
I find paper flowers so relaxing to make.
Made a bunch of ink-dragged card bases for my stash.
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!