Tuesday, August 20, 2013
At It Again...
I love using calendar or magazine pages or wrapping paper and making these little envelopes. Some are folded in half and some are folded in thirds. I use them for little gifts or notes or little pockets to save ephemera inside of. I have also used old maps for this purpose. You could also use these pages to make envelopes for mailing fun mail. If you don't have envelope stencils (from years ago) you can always carefully take apart an envelope and trace around it.
This is a calendar I choose to use. I use my paper rotary cutter for cutting off any unwanted printing or advertising. I also use a bone folder for nice crisp edges when folding.
Here is a sample of the half fold I do. In this case I am using double sided tape to seal the edges. I have found that using a glue stick does not hold on the slick surfaces and will come apart just when you are filling your little gifties into them. Not a good thing!
As I have been organizing my supplies I found some cute felt cupcakes and decided to stock up some cute cards. Using a cupcake edge punch and a cupcake punch I was all set to assemble my cards. I added a cute little cupcake to the envelopes. I always think homemade cards are more personal than store purchased cards.
FUN MAIL!!! I received some fun mail from a wonderful blogger named Carol. Thank You Carol!!! Her blog is mamacjt and here is the link. I cannot believe she is willing to send Fun Mail just for the asking. Check out her amazing fun art she does. I just smile every single time I see my happy envelope from her.
Do you see how cleverly she uses her stamps as part of the art design? What a feast you will see on her blog. To thank her I sent some of my folded calendar pockets...in a plain envelope.
Our weather is very strange due to the fires we are surrounded by. Thankfully none are close enough to threaten but the smoke is truly making the sun and moon almost non-existent. I am praying for rain to help extinguish the fires, however only lightening strikes with no rain is happening all around. Please send rain!!! Prayers for all the firefighters who are working non-stop to contain these huge wild fires.
I was able to spend a day with my sister Marie and we had such a great time together. Shopping and talking and shopping and dining and shopping. Thank you for a wonderful day sweet sister!
I feel Summer waning and Fall approaching. I try not to rush anything as the days go by all too fast as it is. My Rosy Glow plants are beginning to wither their leaves and drop them to the ground like a carpet covering. Oak leaves and acorns are falling...right into the pond which must be skimmed daily to keep them out. If left in they do some chemical nasty thing and create black tea which is very difficult to clear out. I don't mind skimming the pond as it allows me time to reflect and really enjoy the beauty that surrounds me.
I see so many of you are busy creating for Halloween and even Christmas. Whew!
Thank you for your comments and inspirations. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...