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Christmas Cards Galore

Cards, Crafts, Stamps, Graphic design, Christmas, Paper crafting, GraphicGabriela SimsComment

I recently became a designer for Darby Smart and my first launch was a boxed set of Christmas cards with my original designs on them.  There are 3 designs right now, and soon I will have a total of 6.

 

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Black & White

Black & White

My resident fox. 

My resident fox. 

They are in boxes of 8 and they come with envelopes, you just add postage!  

 

All boxed up! 

All boxed up! 

I am so happy to be able to debut my own artwork on greeting cards. I have a few more designs in my head that could come in handy.  Hope you're inspired, happy crafting! 

Treat yo' self!

Stamps, Reviews, Digis, Drawing, Graphic, Cards, Diy, Paper crafting, CraftsGabriela SimsComment

So I have been playing with the idea of making a card for one of my favorite phrases and here it is... 

 

Sonia being fabulous. 

Sonia being fabulous. 

This is a birthday card for one of my girlfriends! I drew Sonia a while back and just cut her out with Print & Cut on my Explore so I could attach her to this card. I used glitter vellum in a Cuttlebug embossing folder, some pink glitter card stock, and a Recollections edge punch.  The card size is 5" X 7". 

I also received my Dazzles in the mail today from Hot off the Press and used them to make this...

Done using double sided adhesive, micro fine glitter, and Copics. 

Done using double sided adhesive, micro fine glitter, and Copics. 

So that's it for today's projects, happy crafting! 

DIY Pocket Wedding Invitations Part 2

Paper crafting, Crafts, Thrift, Diy, WeddingGabriela SimsComment

In Part 1 we made the envelopes and part of the backing, this will show how to complete the invitation. I used Word to design my text and graphic inside of a 4" x 6" space and printed it. 

 

Tree graphic with 2 little birdies. 

Tree graphic with 2 little birdies. 

I then cut them out and used my glue runner to adhere them to the flat part of the invitation.  I decided to move the glitter rectangle to go "inside"/behind the pocket, because I liked how it looked. 

Glitter paper in pocket. 

Glitter paper in pocket. 

 

I also added a quote that I printed and then placed that on top of a rectangle of coordinating vellum, but let creativity be your guide, this was just what I chose. 

I also used word to type up my directions and RSVP. They directions were cut to 4" x 5.5", but anything under 5"x 7" will fit.  I cut the RSVP to 3.5" x 5.5" so that when they were stacked together they would later nicely.

Inserts in pocket. 

Inserts in pocket. 

 

Now you're all done! The invitations here will fit inside A7 sized envelopes and the RSVP inserts will fit inside A2 sized envelopes.  Mine were .70 to mail each, and I also added a small Velcro closure for my invitations to give them a little, well, snap. :) Happy Crafting!