Showing posts with label stationery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stationery. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Inkling: please and thank you - free thank you card download

I’m a big fan of a handwritten thank you note. Once the holiday frenzy has settled down, I plan to sit down with a nice cup of tea or hot cocoa and write my thank you notes.

I created this note card using a simple drawing program and printed out cards on heavy water color paper. The berries fit the holiday theme but can still be used year round.

The PDF is under the Goodie Bag tab. Feel free to download and use for your thank you notes.

Monday, November 29, 2010

This just in: the stationery place and crane & co.

Here’s exciting news… If you like beautiful, classic stationery, head on over to The Stationery Place. This week, The Stationery Place is featuring Crane & Co’s holiday stationery complete with a Crane & Co. beautiful giveaway at the end of the week.

You can enter to win each day this week so you have several chances to win. I’ve already entered today and will be checking back daily.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Inkling: halloween party part 1- mummy invitation

Let the Halloween fun begin! Candy corn, witches on broomsticks, trick or treaters and parties.

If you’re planning a Halloween party this year, you might like this mummy-inspired Halloween invitation I created.

I printed out the invitations leaving plenty of room between the lines of type. I used gauze from our first aid kit, tore off pieces and glued the edges to the card.
Once the glue dried, I trimmed the gauze edges.

The Halloween fun will continue tomorrow. Check back for matching mummy party projects.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Show and Tell: die cut moving cards

I love die cut cards - especially since I don’t personally have a die cut machine. So when I saw these cards, I couldn’t wait to share them.

My friend Maria created these cards when her daughter moved out of state to start her first job as a teacher. Each die cut house is mounted onto card stock and tied with light blue cotton floss. The color scheme is carried out on the envelopes with micro dots and a light blue scroll around the address area.

These cards are so perfect for the occasion and you can tell they
were made with love and a mother’s pride! 
Thanks for sharing Maria.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Inkling: pressed leaves

I received this flower press kit as a gift years ago and I never used it. But now I can’t stop pressing leaves and flowers.

It takes a little while to press and dry the flowers - so for this post, I’m showing my first batch of fern leaves.

You place the leaves between pressing paper which absorbs the moisture from the plant. You can do several layers at one time. Once you have your plants between the pressing papers, you cover the top and bottom with pressing board and place into the press. My press uses straps which you tighten.

I checked the fern leaves periodically and they were flat and dry in about one week. I used spray mount to adhere the leaves to the cards.

Here they are – pressed, dried and ready to use.

I currently have flowers in the press and will post about those once they’re ready. This project requires a little patience while your flowers are pressing. It’s a good skill for me to learn…the patience part – not the pressing.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Be my guest: a different point of view

My friend Julie sent me these beautiful cards that she made from photos she took on a recent trip to Tokyo. I was expecting cherry trees, shrines maybe a statue or two. But her eye for detail captured something I would never have seen – manhole covers.

Each one is so unique – they remind me of enamel medallions.

Julie’s a fantastic graphic designer and her artistic point of view has reminded me to look around because you never know where you’ll see creative inspiration – even down on the ground.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Giveaway: 2011 calendar

I’m so happy with the response to my blog and all the nice comments that I wanted to celebrate with my first giveaway. I created this 2011 calendar and printed some up on Green Grocer Brown Bag - 65# cover.

The calendar sheets measure 5 x 7 and can be hung on a bulletin board or propped up on a plate stand.

To enter the contest, just leave a comment below. Two winners will be drawn at random on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact the winners. (U.S residents only). Thank you and good luck!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Inkling: homemade note cards

Note cards are a bit of an obsession with me. I basically love anything under the “stationery/paper” category. Don’t you just love getting a real handwritten note in the mail? Sadly, I don’t get very many these days. I’ve decided that I need to step up my own efforts and send out more note cards. And what better reason to get busy and make a new stash of cards to keep on hand.

I created the pictures in a simple drawing program, printed them out on card stock and mounted them to colored card stock. Voila!

I made moving cards for a friend who recently moved and included it as a sample because the red house makes me smile – and think of my friend.

Now, I’m off to the post office to mail my cards.