I've been using stash to wrap some small Christmas gifts. I don't have time to do it for every present and probably most people I give to wouldn't notice if it was hand-crafted or bog-standard wrapping. For my crafty friends though I know they will understand :)
Most of my Christmas cards I can give out personally but there are a pile that are going across country so I've tried to keep them flat to avoid excess postage costs.
It made me realise how much I usually use bulky embellishments and foam pads in my card-making!
So, inspired by Tiffany jewellery boxes, this is 2012's flat card design.
I wasn't meant to be buying new Christmas stash and am pleased that I managed to use peel-offs that have been kicking around forever. The white card has a nice shimmer to it that the photo does not show.
Dies are Memory Box: Snowflake Ornament, Classic Ornament and Frosty.
Papers are DCWV, I added the glitter and bow.
I find with sheer ribbon like this I prefer to make a couple of small holes and thread it through before tying, rather than glue which I get in a mess with (plus it won't drop off in the post).
Lately my mojo hasn't just left the building; it's gone on a round-the-world cruise.
I've found myself surrounded by stash sitting staring into space.
Can anyone give me a kick up the bum and get me started again?
Paper is My Mind's Eye and I've added some glitter
Sentiment is Hot Off The Press (two separate stamps that are so old I had difficulty getting them off the backing sheet)
Card, ink, twine all Stampin' Up!
My mum's sister should have been celebrating a special birthday in a few days, sadly she passed away suddenly a couple of months ago.
I wanted to send her husband a card on what would have been my aunt's birthday, to let him and her children know that she's not forgotten.
My aunt's favourite colour was pink and her nickname in our family was 'Queen' so I used this Pink Paislee patterned paper with crowns on, and added some dusky pink and dark brown, so it's a nod to my aunt without being too feminine for her husband.
Not really papercrafting but I spotted this idea on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a go.
There are quite a few companies selling fancy poppies nowadays but the prices are pretty steep and they tend to only give a small fraction of the cost to the British Legion.
Bling your own poppy instead!
Buy a normal poppy and take it to bits.
Cover each part with a strong wet adhesive and roll it in some coloured glitter.
The photo does not pick up just how sparkly this is in real life.
Having been ill I'm struggling to get back into crafting at the moment so a very simple card here.
It's Cuttlebug embossing folder 'Joy and Cheer' and I've highlighted it with some Glamour Dust.
The snowflake is a brad I've had in my stash for about a decade.
The ribbon looked very flat and limp and I wanted it to curl.
I wrapped it around a pencil and blasted it with my heat gun for about ten seconds or so and this seems to have done the trick. In future I'll try and remember to use a couple of strands of ribbon if doing this as it doesn't look very full whereas when it was straight it was enough for the card.