Back around Easter of last year, I was itching to make something crafty that didn’t involve teaching (something that doesn’t happen often), and since our front door had looked quite bare since Christmas I decided that something crafty would be a wreath. I came across a pin on Pinterest that linked to a darling wreath on Etsy (which was no where to be found on the actual site). After seeing this wreath, I knew I wanted to make an A wreath, for our last name, and one that could be used in both spring and summer. I bought all of the materials from Michaels (grapevine wreath, white and purple flowers, galvanized letter A), then came home and got to work. It was very quick and easy to put together…both the flowers and letter A are hot glued onto the wreath. I did have to weave some of the flower ends into the wreath before hot gluing, but once again, it was easy to do. This is what I came up with:
So happy to see it hanging on our front door once again!
In my last post I mentioned I was working on thank you cards for baby gifts. The first card I shared was one of two versions I made using the sentiment I finagled together using two different stamps. The stamps used are the exact same, but the layout is a little different, hence this being called version 2. Once again it is in lavender/purple and gray, the colors we are using for our baby girl’s room.
Two or so weeks ago I started to make the thank you cards I will be giving out for baby gifts given to us. Sure I could buy some (if I could ever find lavender and gray ones…), but making some would be much more fun and a great creative outlet. Since there are going to be a lot I am making, I decided to come up with 5 or 6 designs, then make several cards for each design. This first design, which I am dubbing “Thank Ewe (version 1)”, was more time consuming than I realized because of the sentiment I had to “create” using two different stamps. I either needed to find that sentiment in it’s own stamp, or create different designs, so for now there will only be 2 versions of the “Thank Ewe” cards.
I had a stamp that said “I like Ewe” (from Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm), and one that said “Thanks Friend” (from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest), so I used tape to cover the parts of the stamp that I didn’t want covered in ink, then inked it, removed the tape, and finally stamped the sentiment on the card. I did that 4 times, but it took so long I knew I wouldn’t want to keep that up! The papers are just from my scrap collection (I was hoping I could find a paper collection with lavenders, but I’ve yet to find one, unfortunately). The lamb is also from Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm, isn’t she darling?!
I’m always looking for ways to use up paper scraps, especially in a cute way. So when I created this card I couldn’t believe how darling it turned out!! I want to make more of these cards (and I probably will)! The scraps come from a variety of paper companies, but I just looked for teal, yellow, and gray (my favorite card color combo of the moment), and put those scraps to good use. Sentiment is from Stampin Up “Friendly Phrases” They’re elevated using pop-up foam stickers.