Ok, Ok, I know what you are going to say, so I will say it for you.
"WHAT you joined a CARD GROUP? Where you have to make 12 new cards every month and then exchange them! Then you have to go back next month and do it again, and again! ARE you CRAZy!"
Yes it is true I am CRAZY, but also a little lonely. I thought this would be a great way to step out of my comfort zone and meet some new people.
On Saturday we will have lived in Colorado for one whole year! We love this place and skiied almost every weekend this past winter. We don't miss the humidity on the East coast but do miss the green trees (poor Colorado thinks this place is green, I don't have the heart to tell them they don't know what they are missing) and of course we miss our friends. But all and all we love Colorado and hope it will forever be our home.
So, back to my card group. Every month we have a theme and this month is Black and White. We can make anything with the colors Black and White.
I am the rebel in the group (self proclaimed) and decided to make gift tags. Here is what I made and how I did it.
First thing you must know is I love the Graphics Fairy Blog. Love it, love it, love it. Here is her 2clever shout out!
I Love your website!!
I used her antique apothecary label. Click here to go directly to it on her site.
I printed four to a sheet on heavy, heavy watercolor paper. (did you know I have two printers. One just to print out that heavy cool paper. )
The other supplies I used were
- My Mind's Eye, Lime Twist gray and white twine
- Martha Stewart's fine point glue
- Recollections Tinsel Glitter (LOVE THIS STUFF!) This can be found at Michael's Craft Store
- and a little tool that roughens up the edges of the paper (have no idea what it is called)
I cut out each circle by hand, then roughed up the edges with that razor blade tool (I will have to ask the group what it is called, I am such a rookie)
Added little dots of the glue, sprinkled the tinsel glitter on, punched a hole (with the mini hole punch of course those big hole punches are so not me) and then tied on the darling striped string.
This might be kind of fun to show you what everyone else does and then go back and show you my other themes we have had.
1. Wedding gift card holder
2. masculine card
3. duck theme
Well. on a non crafty note. This is fun to get back together again on 2clever. I have really missed it and now that we are both finally settled after our big moves we finally have the time to get these clever ideas out of our head and share with our very patient eavesdroppers (we love you eavesdroppers)
Hey, speaking of eavesdroppers. What do you think about rewarding everyone on our mailing list with a gift sometime soon? Let's chat.
Great to be back!