Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!
I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, drawing, doodling and more. I also like to create digital stamps and sometimes offer vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom and a grandmother of 8 adorable grandkids whom I love to make things for.
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Oct 31, 2010
A Card? An Envelope? An Envelope Card!
I have been really busy making things and preparing for some Craft Fairs, plus I've had a lot of company...so even though I knew it was coming, Amanda's birthday caught me off guard!
My husband is an avid coin collector, and he had a Silver Dollar commemorating 50 years of ballet in Canada that he wanted to give her. On our last trip to the Island she had pointed out a necklace she loved, which I had picked up for her. So luckily I was prepared in that way.
It's just that people expect a handmade card from me...and I hadn't had time to make one.
So I looked through my stash and found a mini album I hadn't finished.
I handmade the flowers out of cuttlebugged vellum and attached them. So I took this little envelope, added a tag for the greeting, and put it in an envelope for her. You can see the simple tag I inserted below.
While I'm on the topic of coins and such...I thought I'd share this with you as well. One summer we were at a Craft Fair on the Island where we saw a lady cutting coins with a little blade.
Now I don't know how legal this was for her to do...but I guess as long as she used foreign currency, it was allowed.
Anyway, that's all I have for today! Have a wonderful day!!
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