As you’ve seen in my Christmas and Valentine’s Day posts, I’ve embraced the crafting world this year. I figure I have time to do it now and won’t when I return to work in the fall! Bug’s baby book/scrapbook, my ultimate craft, is still a work in progress. I haven’t take any pictures of it yet like I promised but soon, soon! Here are some other projects I’ve worked on.
Cards are big. Thank you cards, valentines, birthday cards, new baby cards… they’re a great craft because they can be as simple or as intricate as you are comfortable with attempting. I err on the simple side. 😉 I’ve been using my Cricut paper cutter and the basic cartridges that came with it. I use cardstock to make the cards and envelopes so they’re sturdy enough to be mailed. I use regular scrapbook paper for the decorations and details so the card doesn’t get too bulky.
Here’s one I made for our friends Joe & Sarah, and their new baby, Olivia.
I also made a really cute first birthday card for Daddy Bug’s cousin’s baby’s first birthday but forgot to take a picture. 😦 That’s the double-edge sword aspect about crafting cards, you give them away!
WINE GLASS RINGS:
I really like beading! My Aunt Cleo taught me some beading basics when we were making my wedding favors, wine bottle cutting boards with decorative beading at the neck.
I used just the basic skills she taught me to make these ID rings for a wine and cheese party we went to a few weeks ago. (They’re useful if you put your glass down so you don’t confuse it with someone else’s.) I bought the beads and materials from The Potomac Bead Company.
I’ll be making another set of rings soon to give away as a prize for someone on my March for Babies walking team!