Monday, January 22, 2018

It'll be here soon

Valentine's day isn't that far off so I thought I would make a card for the occasion. I actually started out with a premade project in Cricut design space. I was all ready to cut it out and realized it was one that I had to purchase. Instead I decided to design something simple on my own.

So are you tired of seeing cards yet? I'm thinking that I want to build up my inventory of cards for this years craft show. The only thing is, I'm wondering, how big of a seller would cards be. I've offered them in the past and as long as the price was cheap they did sell. What occasions do you buy cards for? Or do you prefer to send online greetings?
My other thing is that if I do sell them I need to find more professional looking packaging. I had them in Ziploc bags before because it was all I had at the time. I had looked locally and no one sold anything like that.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Should have left it plain

I made another pop up card. This one was a plain white cutout on a colored background for the front of the card. The inside has the same cutout in plain white but popping out from the inside of the card.

I thought it would be a neat idea to color the one on the outside of the card. I did a lousy job of coloring and ended up hating it and wishing I would have left it white. Live and learn.

I'm pretty sure there are elementary school kids who could have done a better job of coloring this.

The inside turned out nice though

Really nothing lost here because I can do the card again. I hadn't purchased any new paper for it, I was just using stuff that's been in my craft room.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

It started with a circle

Excuse the bad pictures today. They were taken quickly with a cell phone.

This story begins with a circle. One day at work I twisted a few twist ties together to form a circle. Please don't ask me why I did this because I have no answer for that. I did it and that's the only thing relevant to this story. I left my twist tie circle laying on my table when I went home for the day.

A few days later I come in to work and find someone had made two little twist tie hearts. One was left on my table and the other one was taped to the door leading in to the deli/bakery area

Yesterday I got to work and found that someone had added to the door.

And I bet you thought twist ties were only for keeping bags closed.

It's little things like this that make it bearable to go to work.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Good luck

I made another card last night. There's another person leaving at work and I wanted to get it done so I could take it to work today and get it signed by everyone before her last day next Tuesday.

This one is simple but pretty. The butterfly is two layers. The bottom is a darker color wing and the body which I covered in holographic embossing powder. I added some texture to the top wing and only glued down a small portion close to the body so the wings lift off the page a bit. I also stamped some swirls and used more of the holographic embossing powder.

The inside has a simple message written on a soft pink paper.

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