Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WOYWW #236

Good morning and happy Wednesday! I hope every one is able to keep up with the Christmas frenzy. It is time for another What's on your work desk? Wednesday. If you don't know what it is all about or you want to play along, then visit Julia Dunnit's blog. She is the brainchild of this fun peak into what other crafters are working on.
I have been working on some gift card holders that need to get into the mail. I should really think about my papers and embellishments before I start cutting and putting things together but I didn't! You can in the bottom right corner I started to cut out some scalloped circles and then I realized I had some card/page candy from a swap I hosted several years ago. I looked through my stash and found two embellishments that were perfect for these. The colors matched my papers perfectly. How lucky was that?


Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Tags

Hello and happy Monday! I hope every one had a productive and relaxing weekend. I have been working on some Christmas tags. I wanted to keep these simple. For some reason I wanted to stick to red and kraft cardstock. So that's what I did! Just in time for holiday gifts!!

This one opens!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

WOYWW #235

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Another Wednesday which means it is time for What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday. If you have never played along or want to find out more, than head on over to Julia Dunnit's blog  to see what all the fuss is about!  

Just a quick post as I am trying to work on some Christmas tags. I haven't gotten too far. I only have four made! So I need to get busy and get some more made. My picture is a little deceiving. Most of my mess in on the table that is behind me! Also, all the bits or paper are way over on the left side out of view. As I make more tags, it probably won't stay looking so neat and pretty though!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Making a List...

Hello and happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving and has recovered from their food comas! I went to Target today and found the Christmas sticky note pads in the $1 section. I was so excited and bought 6! There were two different designs. So it is that time of year to make matchbook post-it note holders! These make great stocking stuffers.
These are 3x3 sticky note pads. I cut my cardstock and score a little differently then some tutorials.  I cut the cardstock at 3.25 x 9.75 inches. Then I score the long side at 3 5/8" , 4" , and 8.25"  I like to keep it a little long because I don't know which border or edge punch I might use. The extra length ensures the top flap will show through the punch design if needed. I can always trim the top flap if I need to.
Here's a quick tip....I cut the sentiment with my Cricut at .7" Yes that says point 7 inches! Which is small. Well sometimes the Cricut or rather the paper (or both maybe) do not cut very well especially when the design is intricate or small. Some papers have a white core and the white core doesn't always cut well, also. So I take my cardstock and I put it face down on my mat. For this image, I also flipped it so it would cut backwards. I still want the front of the cardstock to face up when I am done.  For some reason, if the smooth side is up, the blade cuts cleaner and I don't have torn parts.


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