My sister-in-law’s 25th birthday is on the 29th of March and my husband and I thought we should do something special for her big 25!
I had hand stamped plan light gray cardstock for the base and used yellow for the top which was also hand stamped around the edges. One flap has a card to take out and write a personal note on which will be done by my husband! He has this neat even writing and he is less likely to make spelling mistakes. lol
After a lot of research I decided (well my husband got me for Christmas rather) a Cricut Expression 2. I have had a few bumps but after running the sync software and updating the system then doing a factory reset I think it is good to go! I am pretty excited about this machine as it will open up so many more possibilities in my shop like paper banners for parties and such!
Last Saturday I was in my first ever craft fair. I have to say I had a lot of fun even though I am pretty sure it was sub zero temperatures in the Lynnwood Elementary School Gym (mental note for next year bring a heater!). Overall I have to say that it was a success. I shared the booth with my very good friend Amy, who also makes greeting cards, it was her first craft fair as well.
This is how we set up our booth. Amy had cute contraption made out of a 2×4, bamboo sticks and some string to hang cards from. After some discussion she is going to see if her husband can retro-fit it to have another tier so more cards can be hung from it. We had decent traffic and lots of complements on how beautiful our cards are, which is always great to hear! In the end I sold all three box cards a box set and some paper beads. I consider this a success since I made my money back and then some for the booth. Amy did nicely as well. I will rethink the large print price tag and display options.
As always if you have a suggestion or a thought I would love to hear it!
Have a very neutral birthday! I used Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake card stock as the base, Very Vanilla cardstock and used heat embossing technique and Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink to create this background. The brown ribbon gives it that kind of French memo board feel to it.
I think I could totally become addicted to making cards for challenges!
I have been looking all over the internet the last few days for a tutorial that I saw while browsing on my iPhone in bed one night. I totally fell asleep while doing this so I had no idea where I had actually seen it!!! I was so sure I had seen it on Pinterest but no dice! Then while rearranging icons on my phone I came across Craft Gawker app and thought OMG that’s where I saw it! I looked at the paper section for a couple of hours and finally did a search for envelopes and voila! HERE is where I found the great tutorial.
This is what I made …
I this is how I will encase all my card sets from now on! Now to figure out the measurements for my mini 3″ cards … but that’s for another night.
Christmas is right around the corner and it is never too early to start buying or making. I am a card maker, so naturally I have been making cards. Want to be completely ready for Christmas time for Etsy this year! I have joined a few teams and participated in a team event recently and had a blast! I ended up with the most views and favorites I have ever had on my Etsy shop!