quick Japanese-inspired card for the new year

I send both Christmas and New Year’s cards to my relatives in Japan. I try to make the New Year’s one post-card style and stick it in the card. The new year is a bigger deal than Christmas and I try to make it cute or clever. This year’s idea was pretty cut and dry….

holidays 2017 – gift tags

Merry Christmas to all of you. I hope you have all had a wonderful time being driven crazy by those you love. It’s time to finish this holiday season and wrap it up with… gift tags! (Get it!?) I had a lot of fun making these and I don’t mind that they didn’t sell spectacularly….

holidays 2017 – more cards

These are some of my favourite cards I made for this holiday season: These ones feature spray-inked stripes for a background and wooden Scrabble-style tiles: This one is for Emma: Whipped spackle dots, snowflakes stamped in gesso and a brick embossing folder ftw!

holidays 2017 – gift card holders

Here are some gift card holders I made this holiday season: This one has a small handmade envelope on the inside: These ones are just some envelopes I made with pretty paper: I like how these embossed large tags turned out: The photo doesn’t do them justice, but these small presents made with the new…

holidays 2017 – embossed cards

I made so many card this year and haven’t shared any of them here. In fact, I haven’t posted to Instagram in about a week. So in an effort to start a 2018 resolution early, here is a blog post! This one is going to feature my favourite type of card that I made this…

craft fair season 2017

December has begun and I feel like I can breathe again. Last Saturday was my final craft fair of the year. Three weekends in a row I peddled my wares and am already looking forward to next year. BTW, this blog post has been sitting partially written since Monday so I just need to write…