Like I showed you on Friday I give an extra donation this month to Stockholms Katthem instead of sending out a zillion cards. I do send out a few, to extra special friends and to relatives that don’t read my blog. This year I sent out a snowfall on a silvery backdrop.
I was inspired by a card I got from my friend Anne many years ago where she used white dot office stickers of several sizes and let her then young dauther Märtha stick them on randomly to create a snow fall. I used hole punches to create my snow.
I’ve been in the process of trying to minimize and use up all my craft supplies, stationery and gift wrapping materials and not buy any new (and in the end be left with a set of mainly white material which I can then embellish with different ribbons and notions) so I determined the size of my cards by checking what size enveloped I had and cut cards to those sizes, I used the scoring board I got from “Martha” to make the folds and that worked so great.
Another Martha item I used was the alphabet stamp set. I’m still finding it hard to get those circles perfect ut again it might have to do with the fact that I’m still dabbing on the ink with a tiny ink pad instead of dunking the whole stamp into a larger one. Keep forgetting to buy one.
After stamping I signed each card with a red gel pen and Wille later did the same before we sent them out.