Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Graduation Money Holder Card

Just another way to do the same design as the grad invites! This one holds a gift card, is larger, has no background (just the cap shape), and features sparkly paper and a braided tassle.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Grad Invites

A new design here for my son's graduation. He needs 80 of them, so I needed something that could be duplicated easily. Once the design was finalized, I created a clear plastic template. One down, 79 to go!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Flowerpot Accordian Card - Interchangeable Message

It's handy to have a card around that works for many occasions. This could be a get well, birthday, thinking of you, etc. The card on the floral pic is not glued in until right before you need it. What is really great about this one is that it is super easy, and a wonderful project for a beginner paper crafter.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stained Glass for Easter - a Work in Progress

New design for me, and timewise, it's huge!The idea is to let light shine thru the 'stained glass'. There is a lot of intricate cutting, which actually was the easiest part! The hard part was adding the tissue paper color. Everything is protected with acetate. The Inside will get a vellum lining - I think! May change my mind on that... To be continued :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Born out of Necessity

I had this wonderful paper card file box for over 22 years, and it has finally bit the dust! So I designed one for me (and one for etsy), with all the features I'd like to see a card box that has to sit out on display. Mine is made of fabric and chipboard, with glued and machine sewn joints. The trim is sewn on, not glued, and the measurements are based on the biggest envelopes I have. I made 8 dividers for the inside, out of poster board.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Fat Envelope Packaging Tutorial

For whenever you need packaging of fatter items: card sets, business cards, etc. Note the different style of enclosures: the scalloped-edged one has velcro dots for resealing, the business card one has a slot and tab, and the envelope one has a self sealing strip for mailing. I've also made them out of chipboard before, as a box for handmade journals. This tutorial is in a print-friendly jpeg format. Just double-click on the pics to enlarge, then read or print.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cursive Writing

Loved this paper! It's a shame cursive writing is a dying practice....

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Wheels are Turning

Cogs and gears are a favorite woodburning subject of mine. but this time I decided to make them out of paper - and make them turn! Not all of the gears turn at the same time, so you'll have to play around with them. Some are connected to each other, some aren't. Notice how the one wheel hangs over the edge a little bit: this is for easier turning, but don't forget to leave extra room in the envelope :)