Saturday, February 8, 2014

Mini camera album ...

Here's something I did for my colleague who returned to India in November.  Initially, I was just going to make a card ... however, the day before we were going to meet him for lunch, I had a flash of what I could do.  I guess I work well under pressure :)

Anyway, he likes photography, so this was the perfect thing.  I folded a piece of black cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine ... I ended up with a bunch of "camera card pages".  I stuck the pages together, so that it would be a camera booklet.  It was fun to do ... he really liked it, which is the most important thing!

I left some blank pages at the end for him to add pictures or have others write him a little message.

I think this would be a great idea as a thank you card or mini album for a wedding!  You could put the Chinese thanks character on the lens of the camera :)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Recycling ...

Since I've been ordering from Papertrey Ink for almost 3 years now, I accumulated these plastic boxes that the old stamp sets come in.  Initially, I was going to use them to put some card sets.  However, I preferred to make a box as the ones from Papertrey Ink are square boxes, so they don't exactly fit the cards.

I have manage to recycle a few over the years as they are great boxes for gifts!  However, as you can see, I still have quite a few of them.  I've even started to put the smaller ones in the bigger boxes ... space is of a premium here ... or I should say ... I'd rather save the space for more craft stuff :)

I did use 2 boxes last year for a birthday gift ... yaay!!  I really had fun putting this together ... however, hubbie thinks I went a bit overboard ... so what else is new!?  The birthday girl likes crafts, so ... stamps, ink, stickles, rub-ons, cards, envelopes ... now, that's my kind of gift ;)

I put a sentiment on one side of the tag and an image on the other side ...


Oh and I included some stickers ... of course, I had to make an envelope since I had nothing that would fit it.  The tag below is what I attached to the gift bag.