Just after Christmas, Rem and I went up to Sea Ranch with my mom. Although I planned a marathon of crafting and bought a bunch of supplies, the actual crafting that took place was more modest in scope. Sitting and gazing out the window interrupted by the occasional nap seemed to be the best use of my time.
I did manage to create a batch of cards, making sets of similar cards with variations in the paper and stamps.
I make cards for my mom that she can use whenever the occasion calls for it. I try to give her some cards that will work for guys – with a color scheme or designs that aren’t too frilly or feminine.
Several of the cards had illustrations from a vintage style alphabet poster, printed on scrapbook paper. The picture below was for “W – wave.”
This “Wish” card is one of my favorites.
I made these cards before the end of last year and it has taken me a month to post them! Since I’m catching up, here’s another project from last year.
These little houses were primarily made as Christmas ornaments, but with a pin-back glued on the back, they were also very cute on a lapel. Made from thin cardboard recycled from cereal and cookie boxes, they’re covered with aluminum foil duct tape and copper tape (used to repel snails in the garden) – two great craft supplies from the hardware store.
These ones were made at a holiday party on the campus where I work, that included a few craft tables. I brought the supplies and gave a hand if needed. A little something layered under the foil tape, or covered with the copper tape and glued to the front of the houses adds interest. I also like to press tape over corrugated cardboard for the roof. The tip of your finger is a great tool to start, but for getting all the details, I used a bone folder.
You can find directions here at Mich L. in L.A.
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