My nephew, Gregory, has a birthday coming up. Really soon. My present will probably be late – ruh roh. Well, you know what they say, and so I shall mail off a little something later today along with a card I whipped up last night and cross my fingers that it gets there in time. I probably should just chill about getting gifts for the niece and nephews there on time. 100% of the time, I never hear back, so I don’t ever know if they’ve received anything I’ve sent (lol?), and it’s always been that way. Anyway, at least while they’re still young, I like to make the effort so that they know that I love them and that even though I’m not physically there to celebrate, I am with them in spirit.
I have a few die and stamp sets from Rachel Bright’s new collection with Sizzix, “A Bright Harvest.” This release has a nice array of autumn, winter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving themes. It’s got small tag shaped dies and awesome, intricate banner dies that are perfectly sized for cards and great for year round use -the banner dies are my favorites in this collection, and they coordinate with stamps in the Banners & Alphabet Set – perfect opportunity to personalize for a special Birthday!
I die-cut fun foam using the Banners, Adjustable Length Thinlits Set so that I could stamp quick banners with my fast, homemade, disposable stamps! Tutorial on that HERE. The Sizzix sandwich has your dies and fun-foam sandwiched between your cutting pads, and then sent through your Big Shot on top of your closed multi-purpose platform.
In my studio, the kraft is out from my last session. Reflecting for a moment while I draft this post, I’m realizing that as the temps fall, I always reach for kraft. It’s so comforting. This wouldn’t make any sense to a non-crafter, but you guys get it, right? While my last bokeh project with kraft was much softer, this one would be going to a strapping young man, so I wanted to keep it rougher. I stamped on top of the white pigment ink with black dye ink using several banner stamps from the Banners & Alphabet Set. Then I made another card for my niece, Mimi, just because…
I hope you are having a fantastic week! Has the kraft made it into your projects lately?