Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Gift Box

Hi there!

As promised I said I would show you the gift box I've been working on.  I've taken pictures, but they're not the best quality - sorry!

Here's a couple of boxes I have with dividers and a few cards so far;

And here are a few of the cards that will be going into these boxes;

I hope my recipients like them.

Have a very Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Last Minute Handmade Gifts

Hi there!

For Christmas this year I'm working on making some gifts for some of my close familly and relatives.  I decided to make a bunch of different cards for them to use over the year.  This way they never need to worry about running out to buy a card at the last minute.  I did this a few years ago and it was a real hit with my best friend Sylvia.  She said that having the cards on hand to give to people at the office when they've been ill or have a birthday helped make her seem thoughtful.  Haha!  Silly Sylvia.  She's already thoughtful. :)

I grabbed some small cardboard gift boxes from the dollar store last week that are large enough to fit the typical handmade cards of 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".  At the moment I'm working fiercely on cards they'll like that I can fill those boxes up with.  I think the key is to keep them simple.  Here are some cards I've made so far;

Some cards they'll use may be;

Get Well
Thank You

I thought about Valentine's cards but I don't think they'd use them.  You could include them in your box if you're doing the same thing.  I've also made some tabs/dividers for the box so it's kept somewhat organized.  I made and named four tabs;

Get Well/Sympathy

I'll post a picture of the finished product soon.  I hope that covers it, and yes, I do see the irony of having 'Get Well' and 'Sympathy' cards stored together. ;)

Have a great holiday!


Friday, February 3, 2012

Monkey-ing A-Round


My niece's birthday was last week and I realized it ON her birthday! :O

So...I had to make a belated birthday card and send it in the mail. I tucked some moolah into it so I hope she didn't mind it being late. ;)

Here's the rubber stamp I choose for her card. It's from The Greeting Farm.

I started by using my copic markers, E31, E33, and E35, to colour in their fur. Aren't they adorable?!

Well, after I did this, I realized it might be fun to stick with a monochromatic theme. Sort of like a sepia photograph I guess.

And here's the finished card!

Hope she likes it!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

My 100th post!

Hi there!

We're experiencing some mild winter weather here in the Toronto area - which I'm loving! I heard the groundhog saw his shadow this morning too. Yay! Spring is on its way. ;)

Our neighbour just had a baby girl they named Scarlett. To congratulate them I made them a card and left them a gift. Here's the card;

I used a layout from this year's Stampin' Up catalogue for this one. Sometimes when you have a creative block, it's a good idea to try different layouts from books, catalogues and magazines. I loved how this turned out! I used SU paper, the SU scalloped paper punch, an SU stamp set, and a ribbon I found at a scrapbook store about a year ago.

What do you think?