I haven't posted for over a week because I was working on so many different projects. Some I can't post yet...
I've finished making and posting my Christmas cards!!! This year I even made lined envelopes using kraft paper and sheet music. Then I stamped all the envelopes with a green pine branch on the front and Merry Christmas on the back. They look so nice that I hand printed our return address on all of them. No printed labels on my envelopes.
I knew that most of the cards would require extra postage - but that insures that they will not be machine processed. Less damage hopefully. The line of people kept growing while my cards were weighed and stamped. It's that time of year that we need to practice extra patience people. It's a nice opportunity to have a conversation, share a smile or tell a story. The time will pass quickly.
Most of the cards I mailed were like the door cards I posted last week, with subtle variations. The lamp post cards are toppers from Flower Soft. I applied the glue and flower soft to the lampposts and let it dry. Then attached them to cooper or gold glimmer paper, followed by outline stickers in gold. I added a bow and a sentiment before completing the inside message. These cards measure 4 1/4" X 8" so I had to make the envelopes. I used a recycled ivory paper then stamped the pine branch and sentiment. I made these cards to hand to my friends at the "Woman's Club of Royersford" meeting today.
I purchased several of these nostalgic images from Printable Heaven. I used them as toppers but wanted to add more interest by adding the bough and ribbon as well as the outline stickers and sentiment stickers. Oh so quick and easy, but still home made...right?
Finally I made 3D letters to decorate at my sister-in-laws
60th birthday dinner celebration. She doesn't follow my blog so no worries that she'll see it before the party. Her name is obviously Rose. "S and O" are THE hardest 3d letters to assemble. The lamp post is backed with black core board for dimension and to create the stand. This project took a whole lot of time, but it was a lot of fun to decorate.
So that's what has kept me to busy to post for over a week. Was I missed??? Does anybody read this??? It doesn't matter...I'll keep on doing it for my own satisfaction.
" A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." William Shedd
Be well and craft on!