Isn't it gorgeous? And with most of our decorative things packed away in storage, it was awesome to get something like this right now.
I sent her a sort of motley assortment of things. She's a pretty free form pinner, interested in a lot of different things, so it was hard for me to decide what to do. But she did tell me that she does some mixed media art pieces, and I recently discovered something pretty awesome with my Sizzix machine and some embossing folders, so I decided to send her some materials she can hopefully incorporate into her own creations.
Hobby Lobby sells 12" x 30" rolls of 36 gauge copper and aluminum and 40 gauge copper. For church camp this year we used copper and leather to make stamped bracelets like these that I made for a friend's daughter last year.
That worked pretty well for camp, but we had 3 hours a day to work with crafts, and I was looking for a way to adapt the concept to the 20 minute craft times we would have at Vacation Bible School this month. So I pulled out my Sizzix machine and my embossing folders and played around a bit, and I sent my crafty sisters these cell phone photos in the wee hours of the morning:
The coffee cups! I swoon!
Success! I was addicted! And it went very well at VBS. But anyway, I decided to send Laura some embossed sheets of copper and aluminum.
I also made her a leather cuff.
I even embossed some patent leather, and the effect is subtle, but I like it.
I also made her some note cards with coordinating envelopes.
Lastly, I sent her this pair of fun dangly earrings that I made. I hope to do a tutorial on them soon.
As always, this was a blast, and I can't wait till the next one in December!
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