My nephew started clasping his fingers at a VERY young age. And he’d do it all the time. You’d be walking around with him, and he’d have his fingers clasped and just be wide-eyed taking in the world. Bless him. He is just so adorable. He still does it (he’s a little over a year, now) but, not quite the same. For one, his dexterity has improved, so he doesn’t “miss” as much. Totally makes us laugh, though. I found that I his hand-holding (interdigitating – what can I say? My family is Geek!) in a load of my photos.
Here’s the LO I did with the best.
The envelope stemmed from a challenge that a friend issued, to have “something hidden, either journaling or a photo” on our LO. Obviously, I went above and beyond. The LO idea came from a Sketchy Thursday sketch. Those of you who know me, or know my work, you know that I like making those little envelopes. They’re actually really easy. And, recently I’ve started lining them. They just look so pretty with a lining.
CS – Kraft Paper, Reflections, Cord’inations
PP – MM Paper Reverie
Ink – Reflections Black Dye
Tie for envelope – Thread that I knotted
Punch – EK Success
Alpha – Thickers
Brads – Basil
Journaling – Font – CrazyCrazy
Sketch – Sketchy Thursday
As promised, here’s the template for the envelope. It’s 4×4, finished, which is twice as large as the envelope template I posted the other week.
Now, to make the closure I used here, I did something really simple. 1st – to make the circles, I took a chapstick and traced the lid. It’s the perfect size! Then, I folded up a tiny piece of paper to make the shank. Next, I used my paper piercer to poke a hole through the center of each of the circles, and through the folded papers. Finally, I used a tiny brad to attach the circle and shank to the envelope. The string is thread I knotted. You could braid or knot or whatever. You could also use baker’s twine, or other heavier string.
Well, that’s it for me tonight. Don’t forget – there’s just 1 day left before I draw a winner for the magazine!