Okay, I’ll admit it.
I just can’t stop making these darling little cranes. My soft case is always at hand, filled with cut papers ready for any occasion.
My annual birthday card client also needs a new design for 2016, and I’ve considered using little cranes in the design. I punch out tiny envelopes and my client LOVES them.
Here’s a funny coincidence: Isn’t curious how color coordinated I can be? I went to buy more cardstock wearing this lovely new scarf.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, I folded my 1000th paper crane!
What a milestone!
Precision and focus, mindfulness and expansiveness were all at play each time I creased the paper, whether folding 6″, 3″ or 1.5″ cranes.
This is a milestone… I’ve folded 500 cranes!
I’m halfway to folding 1K Cranes before the end of 2015. Yay!
My weekends have been a blur this year and I’ve spent much of my time being wonderfully creative: One retreat spent figuring out whether digital photo album design is my direction, another, helping friends bottle a barrel of wine.
However, last weekend, I created stuff!
My client requested colorful cards for her annual birthday set. I designed them with a thoughtful stamp and silk flowers. My process was to cut the paper and stamp, then coordinate flowers and assemble, finishing with a blingy brad for sparkle. By the time I’d finished 50, I had a vibrant garden on my desk!
Some of my favorite gifts have been ‘action’ gifts. You know, the kind where you are invited to experience as opposed to simply get some thing. This year, that gift was in the form of a mega pad of Origami papers from my friend, F, who is also making 1K cranes. Our plan is to make 3 each day, finishing around Thanksgiving. Welcome to the year of One Thousand Cranes!
“The crane is a powerful symbol for loyalty, nobility, and beauty. According to Japanese tradition, anyone with the patience and commitment to fold 1,000 paper cranes will be granted their most desired wish, because they have exhibited the cranes’ loyalty and recreated their beauty.”
Spent the weekend making up the orders I’ve received for Valentines.
Here are the multi-color Candy Hearts. So fun and brightly colored!
And 2 simple Ribbon Designs and the Flourish in purple.
Ok, so it’s not exactly the color of the year (see here), but I’ve designed (and sell while supplies last) these fabulous cards that I must share with you. Here they are in Gold & Silver:I love simple designs & will have some Valentines to post later this week.
Finally emerging from my cloud, I decided to make Valentines.
Upon discovering this 2-sided paper and cupcake embossed card stock, I knew I had a winning design.
Enjoy my ‘cupcake’ Valentine inspiration!