I picked up a few ancient bound readers digest books from our library. They had been donated and our sweet librarians said they would be put in the book sale but they didn’t think anyone would buy them. I fell in love with the vibrant print covers immediately but limited myself to taking only 4, what would I do with a collection of these? So my mind has been kind of wheeling with ideas, it turns out there are lots of great things you can make out of the book pages, including these sweet little envelopes. I have a template for them that I trace on the paper, fold and adhere with a little strip of washi tape. This is one of those craft supplies that you see and then start to SEE all over the place and then finally you just can’t take the cuteness anymore… I broke down and bought some tape last month! Washi comes from wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper. There are dozens of different prints and it is slightly translucent, which is fun to layer. Really fun, maybe after reading this you will really start to SEE them too…
February 28, 2012
books, tape & envelopes
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- Last day of school!!! So proud of my gold metal academic girls, they rocked their classes with perfect scores.We woke up early this morning to watch the royal wedding. This afternoon we toasted the new couple with high tea and fascinators!As if I need more on the to do list... we made teacher thank you pencil holders. So pumped to enter the last week of school!!!A few short years ago I told a friend I was going to get one of these orange buckets to be my chemo puke bucket. Thankfully I never needed it as my body endured treatments really well. Last week we started a new chapter and bought a house here in Colorado. We are ripping out a lot of the old and starting new. Hooray, for fresh starts and long-term investments. I think this is a way better use for this bucket.And my beautiful ballerina.My tapper on picture day. I told her to add some “Carmelita” sass. "Cakesniffers are all jealous of me, because I'm C-U-T-T-E. Singing and dancing and it's my thing, and my name is CARMELITA!"