Printable quilled thank you card and envelope


Quilled thank you card, printable PDF

Dear Crafting Creatures readers, I want to say thank you!

I started this blog years ago with my friends to inspire each other with our projects. I’ve been the only one adding to it for some time, and the name Crafting Creatures doesn’t suit my new direction. I will continue blogging in my spare time, but now it means more to me than a hobby. I’m taking my paper on new paths and I really hope you’ll follow me there, as I will not be updating this blog anymore.

My new blog is Paper Zen, which describes both how tranquil I feel when working with paper, and the enlightenment I hope my work gives others.

I’m indebted to you, kind reader, for giving me wonderfully encouraging words to keep going. To return your enthusiasm, I’d like to give you my quilled Thank You card and matching envelope. It’ll be for sale in my Etsy shop afterwards, so grab it now by visiting Paper Zen!

Quilled thank you card, printable PDF

Valentine Hearts Gift Box


Classic cube with overlapping scallop-edged hearts. Simple and quick to make, this box can also be used for weddings or anniversaries. Who says Valentine’s Day is just one day of the year?

Part 2 of upcoming Valentine’s Day collection, soon to be offered in my store.

Xmas Dinner Setting


I’ve admired wine charms but can’t remember what color I am halfway thru the night. So I’ve made my own and left space for names. Matching gift tags? But of course!

Enlarge by 150% and they’re suitable for mugs too.

For placecards, I’ve made pop up scenes of favorite winter wonderland moments. I’ve just listed on Etsy now – a little late for the season but better than waiting till next year!

3D Paper Star for Xmas Tree Topper (FREE SVG, DXF, PDF)


I didn’t have a tree topper and was inspired after seeing how easy it was to make a 3D paper star on Kim’s blog, Craftaphile. I added a stem and it seemed like I planned how well it fit on that topmost tree tip. The actual size is about 7.5″ wide x 9.5″ high.

I’m offering my die cut files free. I’d love to hear your comments like how it cut for you on your machine. The file formats are in SVG, DXF, and PDF (cutting by hand is also easy). They are all compressed into a ZIP file for you to download.

You’ll notice there’s a “front” and “back”, but really it’s just one has tabs and the other doesn’t. I pre-fold along all the lines (Craftaphile shows great photos) then use white glue and work with 2 tabs at a time, holding until the glue sets. After it’s assembled, the creases remember where they need to move and it just poofs out into 3D! Try it!

Tricked your Treat



Who won the “What’s inside the coffin contest?” No body. The answer is fish skeleton! Make no bones about it – I even put the answer in my listing! Please, no booing! Thank you all for playing! I had a screech 🙂 Check out the entire listing on my Etsy store.

One more if you dare? Why couldn’t Dracula’s wife get to sleep? Because of his coffin.

Crouching Spider, Hidden Candy


OK so it wasn’t hard to guess what was coming, but I hope you’ve enjoyed the unveiling of my die cut Halloween coffin boxes.

 

This one has a spider web made of black vinyl hidden on the inside of the coffin’s lid. A small length of fishing wire is attached to the spider so kids will get an extra hidden surprise as they reach for the goodies inside. I have always loved shiny black on matte, a subtle and entrancing effect.

 

Here are some of my prototypes. Can anyone guess what’s inside? I’ll give you a hint – it’s white and emaciated. Please be very specific – only fully correct guesses will qualify.

I will email a free SVG or DXF spider file to anyone who guesses correctly by next Monday, Oct 10, 2011.

Knuckles


Pale knuckles grip the coffin’s edge…
my latest trailer for an upcoming die cut bundle for my Etsy store.

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