Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge #86 was a lot of fun.
Click on the video below for the scoop on what this week's challenge is all about.
Now here is my take on the challenge. I call it "Airmail." Mainly because that is what is stamped on the front and it just sounds cool. =)
I do not have a PTI border die YET so I thought I would be creative and
try using the postage stamp die that coordinates with this stamp set.
I really like how it turned out.
Really, the whole idea of not forgetting the inside of your card should
be a no brainer, but I do it ALL the time.
How nice to receive a card and open it up just to find more
I have a holiday boutique I am doing in November and I have just started
to sit down and create all the crafty things I want to sell.
Here is my first set of 10 Christmas Cards
I found a bottle of Folk Art Pearl Glaze that I used for the snow flakes.
I really like how it came out. Not sure if they still sell it but worth a looksy.
My new fave thing to do is stamp and then emboss as you can see.
I knew all the supplies I wanted to use for my cards but it took me
forever to get it all put together, till it dawned on me. Stamp the
image and then emboss over it! Who woulda thunk it? Well me after about
3hrs and sleeping on it. HAHAHA!
I fancy October Afternoon a lot. And that is to say the least. For Christmas last year my husband bought me the Farmhouse Collection. It is uber vintage which I love but when I got it, I became a little nervous about using it. I just didn't seem to jive with it as well as I thought I would.
Well I am happy to say that is not the case anymore. I challenged myself to use it. I found the papers I was most nervous about, grabbed a few sketch ideas from my pinterest board and went to work.
Now between teaching, housework, yard work and all the unexpected things that happen in a day I was only able to complete one a day; but after four days I have, what I believe, a beautiful vintage set of cards. So here they are.
It is rare, I mean, blue moon rare for me to use anything but cream and white as my card base. So when I used black it was a major thing, and I loved it so much I decided to use it for all the cards in my set.
I did know that I wanted a masculine card in my set. And I find masculine cards to always be a challenge. Is that just me?
I am definitely in school mode. Sarah took the CAT yesterday and did well. I am prepping my son for preschool and my school room got a revamp this summer and it is almost complete. So needless to say I'm thinking and breathing school right now and because of it I came up with this little number.
A very fun little gift bag (you can't see it in the picture but the handle is made out of Jute Twine) with a coordinating thank you card. There will be 2 cards in the gift bag but I decided to only photo one. And the great thing about this set, I feel, is that it can be given to a man or woman. And not just elementary teachers, but Sunday School, Jr. High, High School, tutor, and even a college professor.
Seriously though, you can't go wrong giving a tasteful, practical, handmade with sincerity gift.
Look further down on the post for step by step instructions for the bag.
First you need a 6"x12" piece of Cardstock.
Take your score board and put your paper going 6" wide and 12" down. Score all the way down on 4-1/2".
Now turn your paper going 12" wide and 6" down.
Score at 4, 5-1/2, 9-1/2, & 11
Cut slits as shown below
fold all your pieces so everything is pliable.
Bring together as shown below and adhere the lip to the inside of the box and glue down all the lip pieces on the bottom.