… of sleep, that is! I went to bed before 10 and didn’t get up until after 10. That is more than 12 hours of sleep, which by the way my body is feeling right now, might have been a bit much. And while the little guys kept me going all day yesterday, I don’t think I should have required hibernation afterwards. LOL. After I finish this post, I’m going to work out the kinks.
Here’s a little project – a gift box – I started the other night and finally got around to finishing today. The template can be found here. Heavy cardstock or lightweight chipboard is recommended. I used CTMH cardstock, which is heavy enough for a gift box. Made from heavier stock, one could use it for storage. Additionally, two or more can be stacked. Oh, the possibilities! To give this particular box a little more flair, I am going to “paint” the butterfly’s wings with Orange Peel Stickles. Imagine a little sparkle – a bit more pizzazz!
Materials & Tools: Olive and Colonial White cardstock; Passages paper packet; Olive, Bamboo, Autumn Terracotta, and Black ink pads; Goldrush marker; Live Inspired and Butterfly Kiss stamp sets; Antiqued Copy mini brads; Fiskars Euro paper cutter w/scoring blade; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Labels Three and Classic Circles sets; Terrifically Tacky tape; Sponge dauber.
Here is another card made with the Just My Type set. Actually, I was going to show it to you yesterday but noticed, only after I’d photographed it and brought it up on my computer screen, that one of my mats was big-time crooked. Thus, minor surgery.
With no frills, it’s a good man card. In fact, I have just the man. The first editor I worked with at The Times has a birthday coming up on the 16th. I cannot tell you how much this man taught me and how grateful I am. He retired after I’d been there a couple of years, and, of course, would have been one who would have actually used a typewriter at one time.
Back to my card, I used Liquid Glass on the keys, space bar, and striker (I think that’s what it’s called). With the exception of using it as an adhesive, I don’t use a lot of Liquid Glass, because quite frequently, I’ve deemed it to look sloppy and used on big areas, it warps the paper. For yesterday’s push pin and for this card, however, it worked and gives the cards that “touch me” quality.
Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Black, and Textured Topiary cardstock; Black ink pad; Fawn Lawn Just My Type and CTMH Happy Birthday stamp sets; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Liquid Glass.
How’s your day going? I’m starting to feel a little perkier. I mentioned doing yesterday’s dishes earlier but husband said he’d do them. As I post, he’s making lunch. It looks like I’m getting the Queen Treatment today. Maybe I’ll get to spend more time in my corner than I thought I would. LOL.
I hope you are having a fantastic day. As always, thanks for stopping by!