What a busy time of year! Though I have wanted to start working on some new stuff for my shop, I have not had time. Instead, this week I have focused on some stuff for specific events taking place. My daughter has 2 birthday parties in 2 weeks, so I made bookmarks for both birthday girls. I have so far made one card, and will be doing the other one this week, because that party is coming up next weekend. Here are the bookmarks:
I have not made a card yet for Coral, as hers is the birthday party coming up next weekend, but here is the one I did for Alisha:
the slide card swap last year. The only difference is that I oriented the card so that it slides to the side instead of from the top and bottom. I like how it turned out..however, I have to say that this type of card is a huge pain to make! The slide mechanism is difficult to manage, and it really took a long time to assemble. Besides that, I had to have my daughter show her friend how to open it without messing it all up, and that is just a bit more trouble than it is worth. I was happy to do the card and glad that it worked out well, but am not anxious do to another on in this design again.
I also did a thank you card this weekend, for my husband to send to his best friend's parents, as they are going to lend us their beach house in a couple of weeks so that we can celebrate our 18th anniverary there. I can't wait! They are letting us stay at the house for incredibly cheap, so we wanted to send a nice card. I had some washi paper I was dying to use, so here is what I did with it:
Next week I really hope to have more to show that is shop-ready. There is a local craft fair coming up on the first weekend in May for my local Etsy team, and I would really love to participate! I just have to make sure I have some good, fresh inventory, since it is the weekend before Mother's Day. Guess I will have to get busy in the next couple of weeks!