Published February 14, 2011
Paper Crafts , Stamping
Tags: valentine's spool
Hello friends and Happy Valentine’s Day! I had such a fun impromptu crafting session with my sisters and friend Jacqui* yesterday. I brought out all my crafting supplies and we all made valentines for our boos. I decided to ditch the traditional card and made an unravelling message instead. I stamped the message using my alphabet stamps and added a washi tape border. Then I ravalled (is that even a word?) it all up and packaged it inside a little muslin bag! Can’t wait to give this to Rance tonight!
* Thanks Jacqui for helping with the message. You are a true wordsmith.
Being the procrastinator that I am, I saved all my shopping, gift-making, gift-wrapping, and card-making til the last minute. I stayed up til 4am this morning stamping cards and making all the my packages look pretty. My favorite go-to combo is kraft paper, ribbon, and shipping tags. On some packages, I added pages from an old german book that I had laying in my scrap bin. Cards were made using a new stamp in the Hero Arts 2011 Catalog. It is definitely one of my faves! Messages are from an old clear set. Off to take a catch some much needed zzzz’s! Wishing you all the happiest of holidays! xo, Mon
Published November 17, 2010
Paper Crafts , Stamping
Tags: thanksgiving cards
Last night, I stamped up these cards using this clear set of stamps I designed for Hero Arts. Use black ink to stamp the image on white cardstock, color with color pencils, cut out, and glue to patterned paper then on to brown card stock. Add a silver gemstone for the final touch…this little pilgrim needed some bling! The finished card went into mini muslin bags which were stamped as well. I’m so looking forward to Thanksgiving and can’t wait to eat, drink, and laugh with friends and family!
Some quick thank you cards I made using photos I took when Rance and I were in Santa Cruz. I sized the photos, printed them on 80 lb cardstock, and stamped a simple thank you message on each one. These cards make me want to go back to the beach…
A few little goodies going that I’m sending off to a great friend. From top to bottom: Card was made using an old illustration I did for some holiday cards. I added some color to her lips and skirt and cut her out. The bunting was made using cut pieces of rubber scraps! Message stamp by Hero Arts. Guest check plate from Fishs Eddy (love that place! I also got these cute set of bowls). Little mushroom cards from Scrap (love this place too…it’s a “scroungers’ center for reusable art parts!) And more clothespins made over using Japanese washi tape…I think these make great gifts. Now off to the post office…
I saw this post last week, and it never left my mind. So today I headed over to Target and bought a pack of clothespins (50 for $2.00…what a steal!). Even with the help of three employees, they were a little hard to find! But we finally located them in the ironing/sewing aisle. With the glue gun warmed up and all my rolls Japanese washi tape out, I made a set of these clothespins and adorned them with paper flowers by Hero Arts. Super easy to make!
Mom’s Day is this Sunday and I think this is the first year I haven’t scrambled last minute to make her a card. My mom is a fabulous cook so the last card with the laundry line of oven mits is for her. The extras are for Rance to give to his mom and grandmas. All stamps by Hero Arts.
This photo was taken over the weekend right above Dolores Park. Despite the lovely view of San Francisco, I thought it was still missing something so I digitally added a fun silhouette! For Rance who sent me a Serenading Unicorn…I’m still smiling.
Then with the silhouette I had already created, I decided to make a little card using pieces of scrap paper, Japanese masking tape and some baker’s twine! I haven’t stamped the message yet…can you tell the “hello” was added digitally?