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A Clutch Of Cards From Rocking Dog

Clutch Of Cards, Rocking Dog

Clutch Of Cards

Rocking Dog has been making a clutch of cards for a variety of occasions. As ever the cards are very inexpensively and simply made. Armed with some card blanks, a Pritt stick, glue gun I started work!

On Saturday at the wonderful Rangeworthy Vintage and Handmade Jumble I picked up some Bingo cards and counters from the everso lovely Jayne Soule. I had no idea what I would do with them, but knew they’d come in useful one day. Sooner than expected these bingo cards formed the basis of cards for two friends with big birthdays. I Googled bingo language and voila two simple but effective cards were created. Because of the bulky bingo counter I somehow think i’ll be clobbered on the postage, but ah well!

Another card is winging it’s way to my son in law who successfully completed walking Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis in little more than 24 hours over the weekend. Needless to say his feet are rather sore. An old charity shop medical book provided a great 1930’s snippet on dealing with blistered feet. Another card mastered.

Two food related cards for a birthday and an overdue supper thank you were conjured up from colourful freebie M&S paper stock. I also crafted lovely envelopes from food printed copy and flocked Indian paper. A wonderful gift from a thoughtful friend allows me to whisk up envelopes in a jiffy from paper and fabric etc… The wooden template is my latest crafty gadget and I LOVE it!

Cards done and dusted it was time for a bit of gift wrapping. A Rocking Dog laundry bag was wrapped in a map from a long forgotten British map book. I chose a page with special relevance for the recipient. It was finished with string, map printed ribbon and chalk board label.

With a little effort, and a lot of thought £12-15 or so worth of cards and gift wrap were made for a fraction of the price. What will you be conjuring up?

Bingo Birthdays!, Rocking Dog

Bingo Birthdays!

Sushi To Go!, Rocking Dog

Sushi To Go!

Yummy Gratitude!, Rocking Dog

Yummy Gratitude!

Blistered Hero!, Rocking Dog

Blistered Hero!

Fab Template!,Rocking Dog

Fab Template!

Map Wrap!, Rocking Dog

Map Wrap!

Creative Ways Of Dealing With Junk Mail!

Sweet Wrapper, Rocking Dog

Sweet Wrapper

Rocking Dog loves recycling creatively! I hope no-one thinks i’m miserly not wrapping gifts in proper commercial gift wrap. The recent John Lewis “Cook” supplement and “Anthropologie” brochure that dropped through my letter box were simply too pretty to put in the recycling bin.

My future daughter in law was the recipient of these latest recycled wrap gifts, and as ever I hope she didn’t think me too mad!

I have an ever growing box of pretty brochures, Chinese newspapers, interior design magazines, comics and books, gorgeous fodder for future gift wrapping projects. Yes, I am a self confessed hoarder, or, more positively an effective creative recycler!

Too Pretty To Bin, Rocking Dog

Too Pretty To Bin

Exotic Junk Mail, Rocking Dog

Exotic Junk Mail

A Jewel Of A Gift, Rocking Dog

A Jewel Of A Gift