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Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Gifts

I hope you had a wonderful holiday celebration! I got a new camera - the Sony DSC RX100, so I've been busy learning how to use it.

I made a few Christmas gifts this year, and I plan to make even more next year.

I made a set of cards for my sister, and had to make a pretty gift box to put them in.

I recycled a chipboard mailer, covered it in vintage wallpaper, and then decorated the top with pretty seam binding, vintage millinery, and tiny bird's nest.

I enclosed six note cards for various occasions.

A vibrant Thank You card:

A nature-inspired note card:

A Glitzy Thank You card:

Another brightly hued note card:

An embossed kraft card:

And a pretty Birthday card:

Then I made a pair of earrings that I loved so much, I had to make a pair for myself.

I packaged these on vintage sheet music, embellished for Christmas.

 I also sent a gift card, which I packaged in a printed paper bag, embellished with paper snowflakes and a sheet music rosette.

I used this same design to create an envelope for the odd-sized card I made for Husband. I stitched two pieces of sheet music together on three sides, then cut the open end with scalloped scissors. I sealed it with a paper-punched poinsettia, and added another to the front.

I have a few more treats to share later. I'm trying to get back in the swing of things after being home from work for many days, and having Lily Munchkin here visiting. We had a wonderful, and exhausting, time!

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Blogger dianapena8 said...

Where to start? everything is so Beautiful, what a great gift and the earrings are Stunning! =Di

January 3, 2013 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Cherry's Jubilee said...

Wowwowowo.....love that first photo...just gorgeous. cherry

January 3, 2013 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Audrey Pettit said...

Welcome back and happy new year, Erica! So glad you had a nice break, and low awesome that you got a new camera. LOVE all your handcrafted holiday gifts. The earrings are gorgeous. Love the gift card set you made, too. The vintage wallpaper and millinery pieces are fabulous. Awesome envelopes, also.

January 4, 2013 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger The Scrappy Tree said...

Everything you made is so pretty!


January 4, 2013 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger gayle said...

A beautiful set of gifts, all so very pretty :)
I especially loved the little collage on the ribbon for the notecard box, gorgeous!
I will look for the make of the pom pom wool next time I visit that shop, perhaps it would come up in a search for pom pom wool?
A very happy New Year to you both! x

January 4, 2013 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Steph D said...

Hello! I found my way to your blog via Pinterest. I am in love with the embossed Kraft card that you made! Can you share the technique(s) that you used to get that effect? Did you emboss the paper and then go over the raised part with a brayer? Or something else? Thanks! Very nice work!

April 28, 2014 at 5:13 PM  

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