For whatever reason, this week I have been a crafting maniac… This maybe because I am getting excited for the holidays. I got this crazy idea in my head to make handmade cards for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Plus I wanted to make some homemade gifts for some of my family and friends. To be fair, last year I made over 100 homemade cards for family, friends, and coworkers. This year I have only aimed for ~40 cards for Christmas. That’s less, but I feel like the other projects will make up for the time saved.
I found myself at Michael’s the other day loading up on some supplies. They had a great deal on albums and paper stacks. I just can’t help myself when I enter that (or any) craft store. I get all these great ideas and inspirations. I want to try everything. Thankfully I limit myself to a few projects at a time. Currently I have al but finished my Christmas cards. On to the next projects…
Bookmarks! I made a batch of bookmarks last year to include in my book giveaways. I wanted to do that again (October giveaway is coming…) and I wanted to make some bookmarks for friends and family. What reader doesn’t love a good bookmark. The best part is that making bookmarks allows me to use a ton of scraps laying around my crafting area. All those small paper pieces that would look silly on a 12×12 scrapbook page can add just the right amount of flourish to a bookmark. Check out my new creations!
I think my personal favorite is the the middle one in the third picture. I love the blues and greens (even if my favorite color is purple) and the silver letters “read daily” and blue ribbon just tie the entire design together. See any you like?