Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cards and Gifts

I have been so busy the past couple of days trying to finish my Christmas cards. Boy am I glad I decided to make them all the same this year. I really should follow others example of starting to make them in January.
I only made 34 of these, you can see the details here. I did make a couple of individual special cards, but that is it, you can see them here, here and here. I hope this is enough, lol. I guess I should have counted how many I needed before I made them. Certainly hoping my guess is right, lol. All I have to do now is sign them, address them and hopefully get them in the mail BEFORE Christmas!
I also made some bookmarks for my sister-in-laws. My husband has 7 older sisters, the poor guy, lol. They like to read, so I thought these would be nice to give. They are made with real quail eggs, so all are different sizes and shapes.

Here is one of them which I think you can see a bit better than the pic with all of them laying down.
The eggs are covered with 5 minute epoxy which has pearl-ex mixed in. I must say that it is really hard to get the epoxy to coat the egg evenly before the epoxy starts to dry, lol. Here you can see the glitter like sparkle the pearl-ex added.

The rim is a Swarvoski chain wrapped around the top thingy (for lack of being able to remember the name of them right now) that the jump rings are put on to make the egg hang.

These balls (can't think of the name of these right now either, lol) are also Swarvoski crystals. They are so pretty as they shine in different colors depending on how the light hits them.

I really hope they like these. I am not sure how to wrap them yet. I am hoping to have time to get to the craft store to see if they have some long skinny gift boxes.

Thank you for spending some time with me today...HUGS...Sandy O


Favorite Favors said...

These eggs are really, really pretty!! I love the shimmer on them.!!

Lisa said...

Your cards are so beautiful and wow, I LOVE the bookmarks! The sparkle on the eggs is fabulous!! What a great gift idea!! They will love them :)


Leslie Miller said...

Only 34? Good heavens, you've been busy! And it's just a lovely design. Very special cards. Your bookmarks are unique and exceptionally beautiful! They'll be wonderful gifts. I've never seen anything quite like them.

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww wowwww Sandy, waht a cute card,,,,I want I want,,,,,,,, ejem,,,,,,have you a 35?,,,,,,,,and all over Merry Christmas my friend.