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Archive for March 2020

I hope you are all doing well… Although we are in some unprecedented times, I know we can all ride this one out together… I hope you have found something fun to do while staying at home…whether it be your favorite craft or playing an instrument, cooking or baking, reading and watching movies….anything to make you smile.

Just before the March Carson show, our spring washi papers arrived from Japan. Most of the time, I barely have time to play with any of the papers that come in but this shipment is definitely an exception….I’ve had a lot of time and fun to play around with the new papers. Inspired from one my favorite Japanese handmade card companies, Monku House, I made several cards…

I am drawn to simple designs….straight lines and a simple accent. I feel like the beauty of washi should speak for itself. I pick up the colors of the silk screened designs for the background card stock and accents. I almost always layer with metallic gold since so many of the washi papers are also silk screened with gold or silver.

Here are some photos of what I made recently…hope you like them…the designs are simple, and quick to make (which is ideal for me!)

An iPhone holder made from an old cassette tape case…..I covered the outside panels too…

Stay healthy and safe, everybody…. keep crafting- you deserve to smile!!!