Tonight. Finally. Tonight! I can’t tell you how much I’ve been yearning to craft over the past few weeks. For whatever reason, it’s always the last thing to go on the list. The thing I won’t do in place of other things. Not tonight, thank goodness. Even better, I got to hang out and catch up with a friend while being creative. It’s always great getting a second opinion.
Tonight’s focus was on greeting cards. I generally buy cards from American Greetings or the like, but I’ve decided to be more budget friendly in December for the holiday. I’m attending a party on Friday night for the boyfriend, his sister-in-law and grandmother, who all had birthdays in or around November. Tonight, I focused on a card for his sister-in-law, Steph. Hopefully she’s not reading the blog. I decided to use my owl stamper from last year’s Christmas card collection. I literally glued together scraps from some paper I had around the house and tied the card together using a simple bookmaking technique. Here’s hoping that Steph has a royal hoot on her birthday.
For the boyfriend’s 91-year-old grandmother, I decided to go classic. I used this leftover paper from a book I once made for a wedding. The flowers, light blues and off-whites seemed great for a more classic look.
Again, I used a bookmaking technique for the string. I think it gives the card a little extra flair. I wrote “Happy Birthday” in cursive, though I’m not too satisfied with it. I have trouble writing like that, and my white pencil was quite dull. Nevertheless, I think it all ties well together.
I’m so thankful, so happy that I got to put my hands to good work tonight. Tomorrow? Perhaps more cards. Or maybe I’ll start brainstorming some DIY Christmas ideas. So far on my list? Homemade bath fizzies and peppermint bark.
Now I’m just wondering why I didn’t start this DIY process sooner.