My sister found this little altered book initial A sculpture for me at the Ding Darling Refuge Nature Store on Sanibel Island, Florida. It's hand carved from a Reader's Digest compilation of abridged books and is pretty darn cute.
The shop has lots of letter choices and they accept phone or email orders.
She also made a clever tissue paper confetti wreath card. Follow Licia on Instagram (@paper_to_jewelry) to see her latest creations.
Have you heard of Quilling Card? A friend sent this quilled chickadee card and I can't get over the attention to detail. Entrepreneur Huong Wolf began the company as a cottage industry for disabled workers in Vietnam after recognizing the potential of quilling to catch the attention of those who shop for specialty cards... "keepers", as I call the type of card that is saved to display each Christmas. Some of the designs, like this one, have a printed watercolor background that adds a lovely effect.
The nice folks at LovePop Cards sent me these great pop-up cards that were a hit with my family.
Each has a laser cut design on the front and then when opened, Surprise!
The paper is strong and pretty... just look at the glittery shine on the Santa's sleigh card. For those of you who abhor glitter getting everywhere, rest easy as it doesn't rub off.
Have a look at designs created for LovePop's recent appearance on the TV show, Shark Tank. Spoiler alert... a happy ending for the team! There are LovePop Cards for all year round by the way, not just the holidays; same with Quilling Card.
I featured Jackie Huang and her paper cuttings in the past when she was a Disneyland Artist in Residence. She surprised me with this adorable cut paper winter rabbit. Thanks Jackie!
Last but not least, I love handmade soap and ordered bars from Chicory Farm Soap to give to several people on my list... everyone uses soap, right? Not only does it smell wonderful, but the wrappers have colorful cut paper layers... my kind of packaging!