Can you tell that this has been rushed? HA HA HA shut up
So my boyfriend asked me to do a very quick birthday card for a coworker he was friends with who was having his birthday the next day. I quickly whipped this up, so this will be a very short blog post too.
As always, I drafted out a layout in Photoshop. A stripy colorful background, a blue banner with “happy birthday” on it, a cupcake image, a blue background for that cupcake, and a white square for a white border for that blue background. Printed those out on textured white card stock, and cut out the individual pieces. Arranged the whole thing on a cream-colored cardstock and we’re done!
Yes, I own a Kindle, and I’m about to carve out a book to make a Kindle case out of it. No, I don’t hate books.
The Kindle is a very convenient device for someone like me who likes to read and travel a lot. It’s very slim, but nothing compares to the feel and weight of a real book made of paper, so why not make a Kindle case out of it and maybe I can still have that fragrant old book smell?
My first Kindle case when I got the device a year ago was also a DIY case made by my boyfriend, Niko. It was made of cold press illustration board and gumtape.
The old case. Niko’s pretty crafty.
It served me well but Niko and I decided it has gotten to old and ratty and we were both feeling a little crafty so a new case was made and here’s the how we made it.
I know it’s long overdue, but my dad is currently still at sea (he is a chef onboard a cargo ship) and I haven’t been able to give this card to him yet. And I don’t think he knows about this blog so, no worries about him seeing it prematurely. Let’s get to it.
I apologize for this blog seems to be all over the place with all my product reviews, my personal inane thoughts, and now, I’m adding a Crafts category. But it is what it is. I enjoy all these things and this is my blog so, let’s get to it.
Also I may need to update my blog layout for easier navigation.
I first found out that cardmaking/papercrafting was a thing online when I saw this papercrafting post on my Tumblr dashboard. I was mesmerized. I always loved papercrafts. Of course I didn’t know it was called as such when I was younger, but my mother and I bonded over making dolls out of white paper. She would teach me how to make a doll, her clothes, various furniture. It was wonderful, she always made such pretty dolls. We would draw faces on the doll silhouettes and I got to design the tiny doll clothes.
That love for cutting paper carried over to when I started school, I’d love making cards for people. Even when I got to college, I had this packaging class that made me do things with paper again. But it was only recently that I discovered that cardmaking and scrapbooking is a legit thriving community online! I missed so much, so I just jumped right in.
I saw this pop-up card tutorial on Pinterest and I wanted to give it a go, especially Mothers’ Day was coming up.