I just bought the 8 x 8 package of American Crafts Merrymint paper over the weekend and was planning to take pictures of the designs to post here. I may still, but Cath E. over at Moxie Fab World is touting the collection today and has pictures, so check it out! I didn't see the "flair" embellishments or stickers or rub-ons at Michael's -- I might have to find some online at some point. [Note: Two Peas in a Bucket has the whole line, including buttons, brads (some sold out), dimensional stickers, etc.] Since I'm sure I'll still be using some of this paper next year, I could use the embellishments then. I'm not entering the giveaway (since I already have the paper), but there is also a giveaway over there, too!
G. and I finished our Thanksgiving ornaments yesterday. They are made of patterned paper and cream cardstock sandwiched around thin chipboard. I wrote the names of family members on the cream side and made the "We are thankful for" sign for the top. The sign is a big crooked because it's resting precariously on a hook and held in place with a piece of Scotch tape -- this little metal tree isn't really designed for sign display! I'm happy with how it came out -- I'm glad I saved some colorful leaves on a whim when we were raking and stuck them in a stack of books to flatten.
I made three of these to send out to relatives that we won't be seeing for Thanksgiving. It's a simple card with Bazzill Basics dotted swiss embossed cardstock as the base, a photograph I took for the front, with the sentiment added before printing on cream cardstock, and a piece of cream card stock inside for writing on. I thought of adding some ribbon, but thought it was pretty as is.
This is a "hybrid" card -- that just means that part of it was created digitally.
I made this simple card for an acquaintance using a piece of 4 x 6
Autumn Splendor card stock paper, ***** card stock for the base, and a
digital postcard image from *** to which I added the Happy Thanksgiving
sentiment before printing. I used the EK Success Diamond Lace edger
punch to add a little detail. I could have added a button or something, but since I'm sending it in
the mail, I didn't.
I've been meaning to do this little project for ages. I covered a bargain bin (but nice quality paper) notebook with Heidi Grace Designs A Little Bird's Tale "Houses" foiled cardstock. I covered both the front and back covers. I adore this paper, so it will make me happy to use this notebook.
This was an impulse purchase: Making Memories Autumn Splendor package of 4" x 6" patterned cardstock for $3.00 (half price). There are four each of the eight designs. I fell in love with the leaf pattern and the one with the script handwriting; the others will come in handy on cards.
This is a single sheet of American Crafts Metropolitan "High Rise" cardstock; at this point the plan is to use it to make a birthday card for my husband.
I bought a single sheet of this gorgeous metallic cardstock by The Paper Company in "Seaglass" and two sheets of my favorite ANW Crestwood "Pomegranate"; the latter especially is such a rich color. I'll use them all for making cards.
Aren't these black glittered Thickers great? I couldn't resist picking them up -- they'll be great on Halloween pages.
This Celebrate It Harvest ribbon was only a buck and I think the color coordinates well with the Cosmo Cricket Halloween stuff I just received.
I picked up a 1/8" hole punch made by McGill. I have some ornament projects planned and this will be useful for those, as well as for punching holes in homemade tags. I try to think about this type of purchase for a while (not that it was that pricey) to make sure I will really get use out of an item.
I'm so excited that I won a Haunted Crafting Kit in a giveaway on the Cosmo Cricket blog! I can't find Cosmo Cricket locally, so this is the first of their products that I've ever owned (but surely not the last). (And yes, I have heard of this magical thing called online ordering. *grin*)
There are twelve double sided cardstock-weight papers -- two each of six designs -- as well as one sheet of fun diecut stickers, one sheet of journaling cards (which would also be excellent for making cards), and one sheet called Strip Tease that has strips you can cut apart. These kits are a good value if you really fall in love with a particular line -- you could do a whole scrapbook or dozens of cards with all of this stuff.
Will I ever get over the thrill of new products in my hot little hand? I hope not.
Many, many thanks to Cosmo Cricket -- I can't wait to make Halloween pages!