Seems hard to believe it's that time again. The time to peek into all the crafty worlds. Yep, it's time to head over to Julia's blog, Stamping Ground, and check out what the others crafters are up to!
Thought I would show you that sea of cards I keep talking about. My work desk is so full of supplies that I couldn't take a photo on it...there is just not enough room. I carried the cards into the guest suite we built for our visitors from England. We have it furnished and keep it all set up for company. It adjoins my scrapbook room...well, actually the laundry room divides my room from the suite...so I can tell DH that I am heading down to do the laundry when I want to blog surf...teehee
I digress...now...back on track...here they are in all their glory.
There are a couple you have not seen before...I purchased them at the Christmas craft fair. One lady was selling 6 cards and envelopes in a gift box for $2. I could not resist as I can't buy the paper and supplies for that price and she was anxious to sell something to help pay for her table. They are actually quite nicely made! The red 6x6 square with the white ornament on the front right and the 2 lying down at the front left with a modern Santa and a red ribbon make up the set of 6. The pretty brown and cream one beside them is from a friend who was also selling at that fair. The rest are mine. I have not included any duplicates of the same card (assembly line cards)...just a sample of each style that I have made.
Thank goodness I bought that set of 6 as I had a bit of a problem at the post office. My overseas cards that made it through the slot, failed to slide through when I took them up to post. Thank goodness I had not put stamps on them yet. Luckily, I had those purchased cards...I did not have enough really thin cards left to substitute and they made up the shortfall! I was just out of time to remake anything again. Whew...problem solved! Luckily, I only sign my overseas cards as I do up a Xmas newsletter for our English family members. I think I neglected to account for the width of the folded over newsletter and that was what failed them this time.I have signed and addressed the thinner ones and will be back up there to post them tomorrow. I will be busy tonight tearing the envelopes off the rejected ones and searching for my extra envelopes in my mess of a craft room!
Re the"tester slot". To those that suggested cutting my own...I have done that before...But cardboard "gives" when acrylic doesn't Also the little pearls and knots in ribbon dent the cardboard, making a new one necessary when the denting prevents a true measure. To those Canadians who left messages that the "real post office sells them" I have some bad news...nope, not any more! They used to sell the old blue ones years ago, sadly, they stopped. Wish someone would go to the the Dragons Den and get the $ to create one...they would get rich as they would have no competition!
I still have a few more cards to make (and a few that I have tucked away for future blog posts) but the pressure is off creating for now. So that's it for this week!