I know that I am quite behind on answering emails and such, but I have been frantically working like one of Santa’s elves trying to get a few papercuts made and in the shop. I’m not even thinking about Christmas shopping, taking a family photo, sending out cards, etc. or I’d probably have a panic attack. We do have lights on the house and it is quite charming as it looks like Charlie Brown put them out.
I’ll be adding things to the shop as I get them finished, this house papercut is very labor intensive – in fact working on it I have developed what I call crazy eyes – that effect you get when you do close up detail work, then look up two hours later and find your vision is altered. Next year I hope to be far more organized about the inventory in the shop, but this is a learning process for me.
When I was creating this papercut I kept messing up because I was trying to do the lettering on the backside, which meant I had to write the message backwards and in a circle. I got the lettering almost all cut out and then realized that the “v” in leaves was upside down. Then when I cut out “You & Me” I realized that the ampersand was backwards so… I’m giving this papercut away. If you like perfection obviously this giveaway is not for you. If you find Charlie Brown things charming like I do than please leave a comment telling me one thing you are asking Santa for Christmas. On Friday, December 10th I will randomly choose a number and send it off in the mail to you.
If you are looking for gift ideas here are some great places to look:
- pinterest gift guide – WARNING, this site will suck you in, and you probably won’t get the shopping done, the family photo taken, the Christmas cards sent, etc.
- design sponge gift guides
- etsy – where you will tell yourself you will only spend 20 minutes browsing, but of course it will be more like two hours.
- MOMA store
- Creature Comforts Gifted Holiday Magazine & Gift Guide – a source for gift ideas, packaging ideas, handmade holiday ideas…
- Poppytalk Handmade
The real problem with all of these links is deciding whether you want to be honest, and admit that you are shopping as much for yourself as your friends and family. : )