Well as I am still looking for a new job I thought I would get stuck in to the christmas craft projects, in my christmas box I found wooden decorations and laser cut shapes. Aah that’s right a friend gave me a chipboard christmas ornament with laser cut shapes painted in gold and tied with a ribbon. So what will I do. Paint them, add the laser cut shapes painted in antique gold and when I ran out, added some bling.
I also had two gingerbread garland with 5 gingerbread people. Mum saw it and asked how many I had. Mmm not enough she said, she had 40 staff. So off I went to kaiser craft and yes, craft gods, thank you, they had enough to get to 40 and they were on sale. So a sample was made and provided for approval.
And here they are, decorated front and back. Approved! So 10 left to undercoat and need to play with the cricut to see if I can cut the clothes using it instead of by hand. So, go mum, it was a garland but they look great as individual christmas decorations.
I am all in favour of a day dedicated to my most favourite craft – card making! My challenge for the day, apart from the heat (a lovely 36C in Brisbane, Australia), was to use Kaisercraft Christmas Carnival 6″ Paper Pad to create a set of 10 christmas cards for a friend of my mum’s. I am sorry to say, that this is last years design so you may or may not be able to buy it. I luckily discovered a few months ago a Kaisercraft outlet only 15 minutes from me tucked away in a quiet location just near a large hardware store. The bargains were truly fantastic with most items 90% off plus gift bags for shopping there. Needless to say all of my crafty friends received a gift bag from me of Kaisercraft products.
But I digress, all of these cards were made from the Kaisercraft paper pad (with the exception of a few inches of silver crochet thread). Modern, funky and full of the joy of the upcoming festive season. The best part is that I still have enough left over to make another 15 or so cards. So, even if you aren’t a card maker or into scrapbooking, have a look for one of these “all-in-one” paper packs and see what you can create.
Hope you have had a productive World Card Making Day!