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What’s that? You want to make letters to your penpals more awesome, but you just don’t know how? Well fear no more, I have a solution.
Over at WreckThisGirl’s Etsy shop you can buy wonderful cards designed and printed by Fab herself. There’s a card perfect for tea lovers, pen pals and even those who need an emergency disguise once in a while (spoiler: it involves a moustache!) She even sells collage kits she puts together herself, perfect for any scrapbooker or papercrafter.
So, for awesomeness in card form, look no further! Fab’s got it sorted for you.

What’s that? You want to make letters to your penpals more awesome, but you just don’t know how? Well fear no more, I have a solution.

Over at WreckThisGirl’s Etsy shop you can buy wonderful cards designed and printed by Fab herself. There’s a card perfect for tea lovers, pen pals and even those who need an emergency disguise once in a while (spoiler: it involves a moustache!) She even sells collage kits she puts together herself, perfect for any scrapbooker or papercrafter.

So, for awesomeness in card form, look no further! Fab’s got it sorted for you.

Filed under craft crafts stationery paper card penpal pen pal pen pal penpals penpalling writing letter mail post

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The card I made for my lovely boyfriend’s birthday. I wasveryproud of this, managed to make it all by myself - no following a guide, no ideas from a magazine. I tried to make it steampunk, and was chuffed to find the perfect set of stamps from mum’s collection, including one that has a maths equation and a microscope on it (relevant as he’s quite a science-y person).

All the card used was originally white, I altered the colours with Distress Ink pads. The background is made up of stamped images, coloured with the yellow and brown ink pads, and then the edges torn to give a rougher effect. The little ‘frame’ around the main image is pieces of wood broken off from an old cigar box liner, and there’s some splinters of it underneath the pocket watch. I also changed the colour of the envelope and stamped an appropriate postal-themed image on it.

I probably just rambled about how it’s made way too much, but I was just so proud of creating a card that looked halfway decent! :) So, what do you think?

Filed under craft crafts handmade diy card cards birthday card paper birthday ink ink pads colour brown yellow cos maths microscope stamp stamps steampunk steam punk crafty creations nerd nerdy personal yay

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Belated Valentine’s

Hey Tumble-Bees,

As promised, this is a post showing you what I made my beloved for Valentine’s.

Firstly, the card:

Not only is it cute, but that cat looks quite like my real one :p.

For the present, as well as getting Sherlock series 2 (which, of course, is awesome,) I used this tutorial to make teabags! I just thought it was an adorable idea, and I was lucky enough to find some ‘love tea’, that has little sugar hearts mixed in with the loose leaves, that I could fill the bags with.

I made 14 tea bags in total (for the 14th of February) and I had a lot of fun making the tags. They all say “A cuppa…” on the front, and then inside have an occasion to drink them, for example “…to wake you up” or “…for dunking a biscuit in.” I thought it was cute to add a little something to them rather than have plain tags, and I had 7 pink-on-white and 7 white-on-pink to give it some variety. I also made a little set of tags to hang of the string tied round the bag, which you can see above.

The other thing I did differently to the tutorial was that I machine-stitched them together, although I used the handwheel as I’m a bit of a scaredy-cat with the foot pedal. It just meant the tea was less likely to come out, and the heart shape ended up much neater than if I’d hand stitched.

So, since I’m sure you’re eager to see the resulting tea bags, here’s one for you to ogle. As you can see, it’s heart shaped, and has its cute little “A cuppa…” tag:

I hope you like seeing what I made. I highly recommend doing it, it makes for such a cute, personal handmade gift that also has a (very refreshing and tasty!) purpose. Enjoy!

M x

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