I always do things the hard way. I decided about a week before Christmas I was going to make Randy, Drew and Madyson a matchbox for their Christmas card. I took a class from Kate Crane online on how to make matchboxes. I had so much fun doing them that I hope to make more!! Madyson’s box was using Tim Holtz die so that was easy. Randy and Drew’s I had to find a pattern that was bigger. Then cut the pattern out of plastic so I could reuse it over and over again.
I decided for the guys to make books. That required sewing with a machine. Ok, sewing is not my thing. First book, whew, no problem! Second book, oh no, my machine got stuck in one place so I had a big gob of thread. Yikes! So I had to try and fit a piece of duct tape over the first piece. If you have every worked with duct tape you know how much fun that was. 😦
They are a combination of Distress Inks, Mixed Media and rubber-stamps and pens. Both images were from Stampotique. The angel was one Kate Crane’s images called Angel Squared and Heart Boy by a different artist. I colored them with copic markers. I’ll warn you a lot of pictures.
I thought she could practice her ABC’s on the little book. What a keepsake for her when she gets older and looks back and her first printing.
I wish you all the best in the coming new year!
Thanks for stopping and visiting with me for a while and for leaving me some love.