Saturday, April 25, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Here's a new card that I've had in the hopper for a week now and finally got it posted.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
For an earlier post, I wrote about a Crafternoon I hosted where we used some pretty patterned card stock I'd purchased from Joann's to make blank notecards.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The crafternoon is a party where you get to make things. It might be completely unstructured (people bring whatever they happen to be currently working on to share with the group) or it can involve the entire group making the same project.
It's a wonderful way to build community and friendships and make some cool stuff at the same time.
In past years, I've hosted crafty parties in which we made rolled beeswax candles with lovely labels for holiday gifts, knit adorable felted flowers and made mini bound books.
I recently had a gathering in which we made very simple and lovely notecards.
I purchased some pre-cut cardstock that, when folded in half, fit nicely into the small envelopes I'd purchased. I also provided color-coordinated labels that I'd precut and pop-dots.
Completing the project was simple. Guests simply picked out pretty patterned card stock, folded them in half, found a label that worked well with the colors and attached them with pop dots.
A more elaborate project might have included other materials (ribbons, cut-outs, etc) to make more creative cards, but the simplicity of these cards was soothing and just perfect for a group of women looking to escape the ordinary bustle of their everyday lives.
Interested in this activity? Here's everything you need
- Download this pdf of my simple labels to cut out
- Purchase some coordinating matstacks (in my case: DCWV's Citrus matstack, 4.5" x 6.5") (these matstacks are available at Joann's, often on sale. In my case, I used a 40% off coupon)
- Provide pop-dots and envelopes
Ask your guests to bring some snacks and perhaps some wine, put on some crafty music and you've got yourself one top-notch Crafternoon!