Here is another card that I made using the Thankful Forest Friends stamp sets. Isn't the little bear so cute? I love having him standing amongst the birch trees. I embossed them and then sponged them with Soft Suede ink to make them stand out. I love the colors of this fall card, too. I saw the idea for this by Jari Francis on my favorite website, Pinterest.
I was in a craft fair a few weeks ago and brought some of my crafts with me to sell. Here are more of the mini tote bags that I made. I loved making them. Next time I'd like to try making them a little smaller in Christmas colors to hang on the tree.
Fun with the fall magnets:
Seeing my friends, meeting new people, and of course, selling my items is what makes craft fairs a lot of fun!
Did you find any new crafts or ideas that you liked at craft fairs this year?
A few years ago I saw the idea to make little tote bags in one of my Quilts and More crafting magazines. While I was over at Walmart and "just walking by" the craft section, I spotted some beautiful fall fabric. Of course, I had to stop and take a second look at it. They are selling Waverly canvas fabrics for $3.97 per yard! That is crazy! So crazy, that I had to buy some. So I picked out some fall colors and came home and whipped up these little tote bags. :)
I did put some thick interfacing in them so that they would stand up on their own. They're great for giving a little gift; you can put a card in there and some candies, a Thankful for You magnet or whatever else you choose. So I made them for a craft fair that I was in.
One of the things that I love to do is go to flea markets and garage sales. This past summer I picked up these cute little brown frames and they have been sitting on my craft desk waiting for something to go in them. They're only an inch wide, so I had to find a little stamp that would fit in them.
I've made these Reese's Thanksgiving favors before, but they are easy and quick to make. Using 2 bags of Resse's peanut candies, I made 42 party favors. I'll be giving these out on Thanksgiving Day, for sure.
What things are you making this year for your fall crafting or Thanksgiving table?
Yeah - my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving is coming up soon! Every year I enjoy making small gifts for my family and friends for the holiday. This week I was playing around with the stamp set, Thankful Forest Friends and made some cards and fridge magnets. I just love the little fox & bear images in the set! They have such a cute, whimsical look to them. I might even use them for some of my Christmas crafting, too.
I found the idea for this card on Pinterest by Darlene Froese.
Once I started to make the magnets, I just couldn't stop! They are the perfect size for just saying a little something. They measure 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" and are the same size as Artist Trading Cards that were popular a few years ago. I got the plastic frames from the Christmas Tree Shop.
Here is another card and magnet that I made. My stamping friends all loved the fall wreath on the door card. Nice thing is, you can make it to match any season. I got the idea from Annette Bogue.
This is the view of a tree in my front yard. Isn't it so beautiful? I could just go on and on making fall projects. If only fall lasted longer...