Over the weekend, I went to Target to pick up some cheap candy and some more Dunkin’ Decaf coffee <yum>. I usually ignore the Dollar section at the front of the store, but something adorable caught my eye and I had to have it. I bought this sweet felt bag with flowers on it! It’s just the right size to tote my greeting cards to the office, the church building, or the post office. I usually hand out or mail my cards in chunks: three one day, or 60 another.
Now, the bird house explanation. A few months ago I went to the house of my friend Terry Bolender for Stamp Club night. She’s a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and the most creative person I know. Terry designed the cutest bird houses for us to make ourselves with her craft supplies! Here is the one I made with her punches, paper, and her milk carton embosser/die.
I thought it was too cute, so I bought the milk carton die at my last card class. It’s actually called the Stampin’ Up! Sizzix Big Shot BIGZ L Mini Milk Carton, but that’s just a mouthful to type each time. Anyway, I bought it because I figured instead of buying beautiful Hallmark “First Home” or “New Home” Christmas ornaments for my clients each year, I could make them paper house ornaments!
Here is an ornament I made for a recent house-warming party, and yes – there’s actually a tiny pop-op picture of the family stuck in there:
Then over last weekend, I made these little ornaments for my parents and my brother & sister-in-law. My niece’s bedroom theme is baby birds, so I thought this would look really cute somewhere in the nursery. I made the birds and the branch with my Cricut Expression Wild Card cartridge:
Thank you for reading my blog – I’m afraid it’s “gone to the birds!”