Monday, August 20, 2012

Another Tri Fold Card...

There's another family birthday this weekend, so I spent some time crafting Saturday evening.  I really, really like the tri-fold template, so I made another one of these for this occasion. There are so many different ways to embellish these!  This time around I went with papers from my favorite company, BasicGrey.  Since I had a little experience under my belt, finishing this one did not take nearly as long as the first one.  I definitely will be experimenting more with this type of card!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Weekend Wedding

The card closed
The box
This weekend my family and I attended a wedding.  Since this was a truly special occasion, I felt I needed to go above and beyond when I crafted their card.  This card style is known as a tri-fold shutter card, and while the card base looks complicated, it was actually fairly easy.  It only required a scoring board and two cuts with an Exacto knife.  The hard part was deciding how to embellish it, but the process was fun, and in the end I was really happy with the finished project.  I ended up having to craft a small box for it though, as it was way too bulky to fit in an envelope!

The card fully opened

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August Birthdays

Wow, I can hardly believe that August is already here!  It's already shaping up to be a busy crafting month.  There are two family birthdays, and I'm currently working on two cross-stitch projects that will be baby shower gifts.  (I'm running a little behind on that one, so I'm going to need to work on that this coming weekend!)  Here's a pic of the first birthday card of the month...had to wait to post it until after my sister-in-law's birthday.  (I'm hoping the snail mail has delivered it to her by now!)  Stay tuned: I'm currently working on a card for a wedding I'm attending this weekend.  It's the longest card project I've done--worked on it for close to three hours last night and I expect to work on it for a few more hours before I'm done.