A million years ago, I bought a box of blank cards and envelopes by My Mind’s Eye, the Union Square set. Beautiful, thick, glossy cards patterned with creams, dark orange, and grey. And there they sat for years. They moved with me to the Pacific Northwest and moved back to the desert Southwest. I think they may have been a bit sad being tucked away in the craft room closet. But today was their day!
I recently purchased the Spring Critters stamp and die set from Close to My Heart and thought the images and sentiments would be perfect for a quick card for my work colleagues. Since I was crafting on my lunch break, I wanted to make the cards simple, but I wanted them to be cute too.
I punched a 2.25 inch circle out of olive green card stock from LCI Paper and glued it on to the card front. Used the fox stamp with the “hello there” sentiment and a bit of water color pencils to make the image pop a little. I mounted the image on foam squares to add a bit of depth.
Have you every had a really good idea? I mean a really good one. And then you find out you might be a tad bit over confident, overly ambitious? You know, like at the all you can eat buffet. The plate isn’t that big; one little bite of this; just a taste of that… eyes definitely bigger than your stomach. That is me with my new craft project.
My friend showed me her French knitter (knitting dolly), and it looked easy and fun. What an easy thing to do while binge watching Netflix. So I learned how to use it in about 30 seconds and started knitting icord. I made a coaster and it looked great. The I started thinking, “I need a new rug for the bedroom.” I saw some beautiful icord rugs on Pinterest, “I can do this!”
I bought yarn and a bigger French knitter and got started. Two weeks in, I have 9.5 inch rug. I am going for 3.5 feet in diameter. So, I am about 1/10 of the the way done, and hope I can finish in 2017.
Anybody have a good Netflix recommendation? I need a few!
So what crafty thing have I done lately? I played with my W R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board and Banner Punch Board. I bought both of these a while ago, but really never used them. We needed a thank you banner at work, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use some of my stash.
The Alphabet board is really easy to use and comes with a booklet with pictures of each step in making all the letters and numbers. I still made a backwards S as I wasn’t paying close enough attention. The letters a 5″ tall and looked great on the banner we made.