I enjoy crafting- sewing, embroidery and jewelry making! I'm not much for patterns. I like to look to them for inspiration, yet tend to go my own way as inspiration takes me.
I don't believe in using animal products gratuitously. I may use leather strips occasionally or fabric that looks like leather, but I worry about the humane treatment of animals- mostly about what the companies do to get the products that I use. If I suspect anything amiss, I'll avoid it. I do believe in recycling and reusing. If you want to send me your favorite gloves/mittens/anything and want it reworked, I will definitely be on board!
I like the idea of acting on your inspiration. I'll eventually photograph all of the beads and fabric that I have for you to look through and choose what you'd like. If you want to send me samples of what you think would look good, I would love the feedback.
All prices reflect material used and time spent constructing. You may notice that one cuff costs more than another- likely because one had more materials put into it than the other. Prices are flexy!
I have been scouting the internet for inspiration for the envelope punch and the scalloped tag topper. I have found a delightful video from Lisa at lastamper!
I plan on making this tonight (or maybe tomorrow, we'll see if today was as crazy as yesterday was!) I will attempt to photograph it and share it with you so that you can make it as well!
I can not wait for tomorrow to arrive. (Technically it has, it's 2 A.M.!) Tomorrow before the end of day, UPS is bringing my latest order from Teresita's party. Within are two treasures that I have been saving for - the envelope punch board and the scalloped tag topper.
I for one, can not wait to use it to create custom pockets for my scrapbooks and one of a kind gifts. Can you imagine a perfectly sized little gift card holder? I also want to make an itty bitty envelope to hang from gift bags. That way the gift bag can be re - usable and you could even include little tags as a thoughtful idea for your gift recipient! I always re - use bags. Go green! Some of the photo ideas on Pinterest
I do not make my purchases willy - nilly. I am a hobby demonstrator whose saving to buy a new house, so every dollar that I have has a job to do. My dollars are invested well in this punch! I have seen photos of using the tag to create miniature gift boxes, card and box closures, book marks and of course, tags.
I plan on having a DIY handmade Christmas gift exchange this year and this tag punch will be the star. There is something so appealing about the scalloped shape of the punch. I know that I will be playing with these all week long!
Zoo Babies stamp set is another obsession of mine this week. I will be making all sorts of experiments with these three new additions to my collection, so peek back for tips & projects!
Come learn how to water color! Classes show you more advanced techniques than parties. Classes cost $5 cash per person. First class is free (so bring your friends and their class is free) Please bring your ownStampin' Up Adhesive (Snail or Glue Dots)
Normally when I make a card, it takes me hours. I check the Pinterest/ stampinup resources, I measure my card stock and I cut enough for a whole party of people to make a perfectly sized and coordinated card. Yet for this party, one of my cards isn't going to be as perfect. My friend shared a Facebook message about a boy - Danny - who has terminal cancer. All that he wants is a box of birthday cards with his name on them.
I hastily grabbed all of the pre - cut card stock that I've been amassing for one - day projects and am bringing some 'boy' themed stamp sets to the party. I don't really have any boy stamp sets besides Label Love, but I thought we could cut up Maritime paper and use that as the image part. I hope that we can make him some cute cards :D