I’m in the middle of batch scrapbooking 3 layouts and a bunch of Christmas cards with February 22’s Sheetload. What are you up to?
Hey! Time for my 4th weekly wrap-up, where I show you whatever’s been going on on my desk this week. This week–2 layouts (well, almost), finished cards, and mystery card mats. What have you been working on this week?
Christmas Cards I Received!
I got permission to share some of the Christmas cards I received as part of a swap. It is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season each year. Hopefully you will get some ideas for your next round of cardmaking!
3 Last Minute Gift Tags
using beginner ink-blending techniques! <3 So easy an elf can do it! ;)
2021 Christmas Card Share
I made a nice little stash of cards this year (although far fewer than I’d planned on! 😅), using dies, stamping, a clearance find card stack paper pad, and a clearance card kit. Do you like to make Christmas cards? Or do you send cards this time of year at all?
DIY Pencil Embellishments
Today I’m doing a quick walkthrough of how I made these adorable pencil embellishments. I love them, they’re short and chunky and super cute (kinda’ like me! LOL).
First, I chose scraps to start with. In this case, I was making these pencils as part of a kit, so I chose scraps either directly from the kit, or that matched and coordinated with the papers I had in the kit.
Next, I trimmed the scraps to .75″ and cut similar sized strips out of kraft cardstock to create the wood element of the pencils. At this point, I also matched up some strips and layered them to create multicolored pencils.
Next, I trimmed the ends of the colored strips with scallop deco scissors. I did the same thing with some white strips of paper, then layered them on top of the kraft strips, which I simply cut into a point! I used tiny matching scraps for the pencil leads. :)
For a few of them, I trimmed some gold glitter washi and pink cardstock scraps to become erasers. For all of them, I used my smallest corner rounder to round off the bottoms.
Watermelon Punch Art
A circle scallop punch for the rind, a circle punch for the flesh, and tiny hearts for the seeds. So many variations possible with this! And I love the sentiment. :)
Some sweet little watermelon slices, courtesy paper scraps, a scalloped circle punch, a slightly smaller circle punch, and a tiny heart punch. We’re doing this as a free make and take at our booth this week, come see us this afternoon in Raymore!