March 2, 2014

celebrate today...

This year I decided to send out fun 'outside of the box' cards after the hustle and bustle of Christmas had died down. Usually each year my best intentions to get Christmas cards out fails, generally because I'm too busy making cards for other people.. I won't complain... no, never. I love seeing people's faces when they get their stacks of handmade cards made by me. Such a great feeling. So, instead of worrying about Christmas cards, my new tradition will be to send out greetings in the new year. 

Here's a little tutorial I did on my 'cards' for this year for Curtsey Boutique:

Measure and fold a medium sized glassine bag to fit inside a standard envelope. Wrap a 6 inch doily around the front of the bag and secure with tape. Fill glassine bag with various sizes, colours and textures of confetti. Add sequins. Sew top of bag at the fold with gold thread to keep confetti in.

On your computer using Word or Photoshop, create a tall rectangular greeting and print out. Trim bottom edge to make it look like a long banner. Edge with glitter and adhere using a stapler. Add snowflake embellies. Stamp a greeting along the bottom edge of the bag and heat emboss.

*Technique tip* To get a perfect straight edge of glitter all around the banner, carefully adhere double side tape to all edges making sure there are no gaps. Peel off other side and cover liberally with glitter. Press the glitter into the tape before shaking off excess. Perfect, straight glitter lines every time!
Shake up the confetti and enjoy!

Curtsey Boutique Supplies:
Medium Glassine Bags
6 inch doily
Christmas Snowflake Die cuts

Other Supplies:
Gold Thread – Ravelry
Sequins-Craft supply
Card stock + printer
Double side tape


  1. Lovely to see you back! These are gorgeous!! Lovely idea!

  2. Rebekah, so glad to see you posting again...and these are stunning! Happy New it too late to say that?


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