Monday, December 28, 2015

Gift Card Envelopes

Hello again!  I hope you are still doing well!  Well, if you have not had this happen you are "lucky"!  Several years ago, my family was celebrating Christmas with over 15 people in one room opening gifts and gift wrap was a flying.  In all the excitement, my dad misplaced his gift card from us and it got mixed in with the gift wrap and was thrown away, and wasn't missed until days later and the trash was already disposed of.  So since then I have been making some kind of envelope to help the gift cards to be a bit bigger and less likely to be lost.  This is what I came up with for this year.  Very simple and quick to make.  The bow was made using my envelope punch board!  I love that thing!  Everyone that got one, loved the packaging and the contents inside, of course!  And as far as I know, no one lost their gift card!  Woohoo!  Success!

Thank you again for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful new year filled with lots of joy and blessings!

2015 Thanksgiving Craft-Coasters

Hello my crafting friends!  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Our holiday season was extremely busy but full of fun and great memories!  This post is about my craft that I chose to do this year for my family, we exchange crafts on Thanksgiving Day!  I did coasters!  A little bit of paper, a little bit of cutting on my Cricut Explore, a little bit of decoupage and a little bit of clear acrylic finish, and boom, it is done!  Note:  Get yourself a good quality acrylic finish that is water proof and doesn't yellow.  Don't do cheap quality.  I have had to learn the hard way.  Ugh!  In this case you get what you pay for.  The acrylic I got was cheap and has yet to cure and harden.  So if they are not packed away, with parchment paper to keep them from sticking they will stick to each other and be ruined.   I used a roll of cork and cut to the size of the tile for the backing to keep them from scratching the table that they may be placed on and attached it with just your normal craft glue.  Either way, this is what they looked like as they were "drying" from the acrylic finish.
Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a fabulous new year in 2016!