July: Crafts Haul

I bought quite a few things this half month alone after my whole graduation and grad thank you card making marathon. Just thought I’d share! Since I bought so many things already in the past two weeks, I won’t be buying anymore for the rest of the month (hopefully). This is kinda like a makeup haul but…a crafts haul.

Stamps:
Custom stamp from Modernartstamps on Etsy.
My absolute favorite!! Can’t wait to put it on a block and use it!! 🙂
Birthday stamp from The Paper Garden, Sacramento.
Expressions stamps from Michael’s, El Dorado Hills. 40% off 🙂
4-sided leaf stamp from Michael’s, El Dorado Hills. 40% off 🙂
Ink pads:
Gray and dark brown ink pads from Michael’s, El Dorado Hills.
4 hues of green ink pads from Michaels, El Dorado Hills.
Card stock:
Card stock pad from Target, Colma.

Pen:
Super smooth black pen from The Paper Garden, Sacramento.
Knife and cutting mat:
Olfa knife and cutting mat from Amazon.

Craft storage box:

4-drawer craft storage box from Michael’s, Colma.

Tip: If you’re ever in the Sacramento area and you love stamps, visit The Paper Garden!!! It will overwhelm you with amazing stamps and card ideas. The products there come with a higher price but it’s higher quality. You’ll find anything you need for cards or scrapbooking. I loved it there (it was like card-making heaven) and I’ll have to go back and take a class there one day.

My New Craft Storage Box!

I know it may sound weird but I got really excited to get a storage box for all my craft supplies. If you really like doing crafts, you’d probably get excited too. It’s definitely an upgrade from storing all my stuff in plastic bags and old shoe boxes. Here’s how I organized it and a peek at all the supplies I use 🙂

DIY: Framed Calligraphy Quote

I found this idea on Pinterest so I thought it would be a cute idea for a graduation gift. I used a quote that I found and liked and used the fake Calligraphy technique I’ve been using recently (I’ll have to make a blog post on that really quick soon too). I chose the quote “Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.”

I know I forgot the apostrophe in the quote but I edited it before I gave it to my friend so just ignore the error 🙂 
Materials: Shadowbox frame, pen, two pieces of paper (background paper and a cardstock paper for easy cutting), xacto knife, and cutting mat to cut on. 

The finished product:

This was my first time using an xacto knife and cutting mat (if you want to buy one, buy on Amazon! It’s cheaper than Michael’s). So it wasn’t perfect but I’m sure I just need some practice.