Being asked to be guest designer for This Thursday was a pleasantly unexpected surprise! Of course I said "yes!" and shortly thereafter I received a package from sponsor Cosmo Cricket containing their lovely Crafting Kit "Oh Joy".
Of course I had already looked at their site and I was secretly hoping for some of these designer papers! Check out Cosmo Cricket for more lovely craft supplies!
Personally I have been scrapbooking and card/atc/tag making for about 10 years already. It is by far the longest time I have stayed with one hobby and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon!
Crafting with paper and stamps is an endless joy. Giving away home made gifts is a satisfying eperience. I have made a long journey to be where I am today and I still have many places to go and sights to see.
I wish all of you joy on your art-journey!
First sample: a gift box for chocolates or gift certificate or cookies or ... or ... Dimensions: 4x8 cm. Punch two holes in the top for the ribbon. Decorate as you wish before glueing box.
Second sample: Christmas card. I used the flourish mask from Tim Holtz and a fragment.
Third sample: little booklet for photo memories and journaling. Turorial HERE.
Fourth sample: Decorated matchbox and candle. To be wrapped in transparant foil closed with a ribbon as a Chritmas gift. I made a bunch of these last Christmas and they were a hugh succes!
Fifth sample: Two gift tags. Tag left: technique used tag 5 of Tim Holtz. Tag right: candy and presents are the keys to a young boy's heart!
Sixth sample: Gift box for tea or chocolates or whatever your imagination can supply! Tutorial HERE.
There you are. I had so much fun making these samples. If you wish to know anything about how to do something, just ask. The design papers from Cosmo Cricket were absolutely lovely and easy to work with. It proves my conviction: good materials makes for best endresults! And that goes for all the craft supplies; glue, paper, scissors, ink etc etc. If something doesn't work for you, please try something else or ask directions.