Another easy and quick project inspired from YouTube. I found this wonderful video from The Paperie Box I linked it here. She has a great tutorial on how to create them. This was part of her “build your stash” series. Which is defiantly a goal for me in 2019.
I love how versatile the vellum rosettes are. You can use any kind of washi and change the look for any holiday or season. I plan on making lots more! These vellum rosettes are great for sending in happy mail or to just pop them on a packing to pretty it up.
Here is the quick project share video. Hopefully, you will get some “me time crafting” in to create some. 😁
I can watch YouTube videos all day! I love there is so much inspiration out there. I find so many cute projects, pin them and then … nothing. One of my goals this year is to sit down and enjoy some “me time crafting”.
There are so many wonderful memorydex project shares on IG and YouTube. Now, I have never made one and do not have a “rolodex” to put them in, but I wanted to make one anyway. I was unable to get my hands on any of the old Heidi Swap memorydex dies, but I did come across Lorrie Nunemaker’s memorydex tutorial. She explains how to create one in Cricut Design Space. She even has a free file you can download. I’ll link her video here. She has a great tutorial on how to create your own cards in CDS. I will definitely be making more.
Here is the quick project share video. Hopefully, you will get some “me time crafting” in too. 😁
I love watching Scrapdaworld’s reveal videos of all her swaps. You can find so much crafty inspiration. I really like that she changes up the swaps. It is never the same project. When I saw here video on opening up this swap, I hesitated for a few seconds, but then I went ahead and entered it. And I’m glad I did.
I needed to get out of my comfort zone, we all need to get out of our comfort zone. I guess I have been watching/reading too much Mel Robbins 🤓 It was great to push myself and get my Crafty Mojo back.
So… What is a postcard/dangle swap? I’ll link below the video from Scrapdaworld. She explains what the requirements of the swap were.
I won’t give you a story and tell you I figured out what I was going to make, then sat down and made it. My crafty mojo was low, so I headed right over to Pinterest and checked out some stuff, then ended up pining 8000 outfits, cute pet pics, random home decor pics and then realized I forgot why I went there in the first place. LOL 🤣
I love hot cocoa and it IS winter, so I went with that theme. I found UNICORN HOT COCOA on Pinterest! I did not even know that was a thing. So, I went with that color scheme.
I also followed a tutorial on Youtube for the Flipbox and then started crafting. I enjoyed it and I can’t wait to see what my swap partners came up with. I did not take many pics, but I did film a quick project share.
I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I didn’t get any crafting done over the weekend, but I did finish my pocket letter during the week for my swap pal. You might be asking “what is a pocket letter?”. According to Janette Lane’s website (she started the pocket letter trend) it is “a new way to send letters to your new or existing pen pals. Basically, you fill all the pockets of a 9 Pocket Trading Card Protector and send the whole page to someone who wants to swap with you.” (http://janettelane.blogspot.com/2015/02/what-are-pocket-letters.html)
So, on to the swap part… I am in a Facebook Group called Pink Pixel Graphics VIPs. This is really a planner group. Pink Pixel Graphics website offers free planner printables, digital planner items, crafts and cut files. I found her website and joined the FB group. The group hosts a swap every month and you can opt-in if you like. I have never made a pocket letter so I thought it would be fun. You get paired up and then you contact your swap partner and get to know them to see what they would like in their pocket letter. While getting to know Pegi I found out she likes Harry Potter too! I knew right away that would be my theme for the letter.
I went out on Pinterest and found some great ideas. Like this one for Butterbeer.
I also did a Google search to find some cute print and cut images to cut out on my Cricut.
I was really fun! If any of you would like to swap pocket letters or cards, let me know. I would be happy to swap with you. I will leave links under the video on where to find the printable Hogwarts letter.