Category Archives: Paper Goodies

All things paper

Glittery Gold Gift Tags

The other night I was devouring my pinterest feed with all of its holiday glory when I got the bright idea to make some of my own glittery sparkly gold gift tags.  And why not put them up on the shop I said!! They turned out to be harder than I thought AND easier if that’s possible? After measuring and remeasuring I got them to just the right size and just the right amount of gold glitter (which p.s. is never too much).   I made a few gold dipped tags and then went off and made a few gold evergreen sprigs to keep it in the season and all.

I used a thick card stock, hole punch and gold embossing powder.  I’ll try and remember to do a how-to edition on the next round.

I’m looking forward to my little pile of presents with these babies on them.Gift tags 008

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More Jumbo Balloons

We are flowing strong over here on the big balloon front.  Right when I thought I’d hit my max on balloon prints.  Except, I’m sorta liking the directions these balloons are floating. Something about the jumbo round balloon throws off the whole thing and makes it feel new again.  Some tweaks will be made but overall I’m pretty  keen on it.

These two goodies were for my aunt and a cousin.  I was actually able to celebrate with them and scarf down some homemade apple pie and play with two squirrelly little boys. A happy sunday it was.

Here are the workings of a post costco creative spurt.

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I know I know this one was a redo.. but I’m thinking the more is less applies here too. So that makes it relevant.  Given that its the same weekend and everything.

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don’t pay attention to the messy hair.. post costco ok ..

Gold Feathers

I can’t help it.  I’m just drawn to it.  I had to add more gold to the collection of paper goods I fiddle over.  I’ve got the gold markers, pens, glitter, ink and by golly its all my little gold filled heart has ever needed.  I should be a pen tester and rate them on their reflection and density.  Let’s save that for a another time though. Now, if I could only get each gold glittery utensil to just match each other I would have the home run of all home runs.  But thats not how it works.  There are just too many shades of this glorious color.  And for now I will just have to keep my golds on separate sides of their so very close quarters.

This particular gold goodie came about for the need of a thank you card and a little bit for the love of feathers and a little bit from the love of gold feathers.  First off, I find thank you cards really daunting.  They need more constraints I tell you!  What do you mean I can put anything on that little bugger!?  I usually get carried away with excitement and try to put all the elements atop the cover with the theory that, the more I put on top of that card the more thankfulness will show through.  Unfortunately this is hardly ever the case.  So with a time constraint and the words “less is more!”  running through my head .. gold feathers were born.  I’ll find those constraints wherever they are hiding.

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Birthday & Wedding love

Balloons have become a staple around my printing.  I finally whittled a large round balloon stamp that gave off so much color I almost squealed. I added an embossed gold lettering on top to seal the deal.  Things are really taking shape around here.

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Plus a new Whaley with a pink hat.

Afterwards I got around to some calligraphy on a wedding card for some dear friends.  Boy! Names are hard guys.  Especially letters I don’t always practice.  I mean, I have ‘Happy Birthday’ down pretty well.  So I practiced about a gabillion times and finally got the nerve up to put it on the card stock.  I wasn’t 100% happy but it was decent enough to send off to the happy couple.

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This gold sprig at the bottom needs to be noted.  This gold sprig is MUCH harder than it looks.  The geometry class I hated in school was lurking at me as I tried getting my angles juuust right.  I was wishing I’d kept that protractor after all. In the end, I was happy that the final gold sprig turned out a little better than my practiced versions.

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Halloween Card