"Oh unto us a child is born. Unto us, a son is given...we shall call him, wonderful, consular, Almighty God the everlasting Father the Prince of Peace...."
With Christmas now being only one day away I have finally gotten my act together and made a few gifts.
As you might know by now, the fact that I don't have a job and also the fact that I'm just a thrifty person means that I didn't have the money nor the will to go out and buy a lot of gifts for Christmas.
So I just made some instead. ;)
First project? Homemade Christmas cards, complete with handmade envelopes! Last year, stuck at college after Christmas, thank-you letters still unwritten, I couldn't find time to leave campus and go buy cards.
So I just made some. This year I did the same. I have tons (as you well know) of pictures of my adorable cat, nature, and even some family pics. Perfect for a Christmas card!
With a few minor adjustments in Photoshop, my pics were ready to be on cards.
With that out of the way, next came to the question of envelopes. I didn't want to just stick my newly crafted card into an ordinary run of the mill envelope. It helped that I was going to hand deliver them, not mail them, so I didn't have to worry about having a space on the front to write an address.
As you may know I've recently become somewhat obsessed with Pinterest and treat it as a solution to all my crafting problems. So I spent like an hour on Pinterest, trying to get inspiration on a)how to fold an envelope and b)what material to use.
Eventually, frustrated I gave up on Pinterest. It suddenly occurred to me-- really, how hard would it be to fold an envelope? It certainly seemed quite straight forward. So I grabbed a pretty piece of scrapbook paper and just started folding.
Anyway I just kept folding. First on the bottom, and then on the sides.
All the tutorials I had seen where quite complicated, with rulers, exact measurements, and small cuts.
Pshhhhh. Who needs exactness? Just approximate. ((rules I live by))
It was pretty straightforward. I did the same for the other card, using another piece of scrap paper.
Anywayyyyyy.....in other news I just finished another book I want to briefly write about.
It's a beautifully written if not tragically sad novel. Go read it.
Tune in later to see my other homemade Christmas gifts, including but not limited to, homemade Reces peanut butter cups! :)
And Merry Christmas :)