November 4, 2010
I’ve never met a craft I didn’t want to try. I love to sew, knit, modge podge…you name it, I’ll give it a go. A lot of my crafts are geared at kids or at families with kids and I love to do home dec projects, particularly DIY versions of more expensive items. Over the past year I’ve gone from craft writing dabbler to full time freelance writing for the crafts industry and I love it! I’m currently working on a book aimed at helping mamas of little ones get their craft on!
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Dried Figs and Wooden Spools
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November 4, 2010
Cardmaking, Holidays, Paper Crafts
By Scrapbook & Paper Crafts Contributor Jennifer, from the blog “So Many Products, So Little Time”.
This card uses some of my favorites – punches, pearls and pop dots! It is nice to have a few cards on hand to send “just because.” A nice little surprise to brighten someone’s day. I didn’t have any matching embellishment stickers, so I created my own by cutting a dress from the paper.
Create a card base from gold cardstock. This card is 4 ¼” x 5 ½” so it will fit in an invitation envelope. I used an 8 ½” x 11” piece of cardstock. If you cut in half on the long side, it makes two card bases. I then keep the other one for another time.
I used Playtimes Past Dollie’s Teaparty and Playtimes Past Jack and Jill patterned paper by Graphic 45. Cut a rectangular piece of striped patterned paper slightly smaller than the card and use the border punch on one of the long sides. I used the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Edge Punch. Adhere to card base with Pop Dots.
Cut dress from patterned paper and adhere to card with Pop Dots. Affix sentiment sticker or apply sentiment rub-on. Tie ribbon around top of card. Lastly add a button and pearl to cover the knot in the ribbon.