Today is a pupil-free day, so a long weekend for the kids, hooray! I did manage to carve out some crafting time yesterday (11:00pm) so I could finish my sister Bridget's box of gift cards she commissioned me to make. In case you are reading this Bid - hope you like them!
Here is the box (apologies for the dreadful photo taken at 11:00pm):
And the gift cards to go inside. The brief was black. white and silver. Simple but elegant. I used the Baroque Motifs stamp set and it worked very well with such a pared-down colour scheme.
Then I made a few cards for kids as there are a few birthdays in our family at this time of year:
With the "Ahoy, Matey" stamp set:
Now a girly one made with "One of a Kind" - I added some bling with heat 'n stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I had pictured this card completely differently before I made it, but this is how it ended up!
Finally, my eldest son was invited to a classmate's birthday party, so I made the wrapping paper and matching gift card. The invitation had a rocket ship on it, so I went with the space theme with the only rocket stamp I have, a cute clear acrylic stamp that I got in the cheapie bin at my local scrap shop. I can't recall the manufacturer, but when I do I'll edit and post. Hmmm, I've said that before, haven't I?
I love making wrapping paper to go with the cards I've made! So easy and looks great (well, I think so anyway!). I have a big roll of butcher's paper from IKEA that I use and I also found a big roll of white paper from that chain craft shop Riot. I never have to buy wrapping paper (or cards) again!