So, as it happened on sunday I had decided to heat emboss a sentiment on a sheet of printed paper... and since I had all the mess out it kind of snowballed from there with the idea that you may as well make some more (heat embossed ready to use sentiments) and eventually moved into things that will work on Christmas gift tags for the booth next fall... So, that continued on monday. and this is what I walked up to tuesday afternoon. I have also been chatting with like minded people who do the craft fair booth thing and create all year, and I started thinking you know if you did a lot of this little stuff longer (rather than every day in Oct.) you could have more free time next Oct... which would be great. So, on the paper cutter is a at a glance calendar / planner. ( its not decorated inside ) it has a pretty cover which works for "good enough" in my world I just needed a place to stick sticky notes that contain the info of card uploads ( stuck to the days of the calendar that things need to go live) ( like today is day two of the april release for two paper diva's) kwim? way way on the left there is a purple pile. that is my Our Daily Bread Designs bundle that arrived in the mail on monday night while I was making too big of a mess to do anything but take it out of the wrapper.
by this point I was totally over the making a mess and was ready to start die cutting these so they could be used later (quickly) I don't do assembly line in the traditional make 30 of the same thing kind more like make 30 similar things with different papers or words.
I gathered them up into similar or same sentiments and put in clear envelopes by size mostly and gathered them into a basket so they would be handy to grab when the mood rolls around to get rolling on the Christmas stuff. ( probably gift card holders will go first I think) off to the left are some sentiments I unmounted that the foam did not come off the rubber (yet) I am considering nuking them in the microwave to get that foam off. behind that is a tiny bird stamp from SU. ( I cannot find it in any of my old big books from them so, I think it may have come from a set from a mini catalog in 1999) (anyone recognize it?) over to the right is some washi tape I was thinking for a little while of making little tiny cards using some up in a just a note kind of a thing for the one with the birds on it.
What came in the bundle. I did open all the dies and cut one of everything of the frilly ones (with wax paper) and thin (80#) Neenah for both sets and they all did cut beautifully. ( YAY) So, that is what is going on here. I am probably going to be heading out to weed flower beds on the nicer days for the next little while so, not sure how much crafty stuff I will have to share.
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