My new technique is PAPER CRAFTING. I know a lot of you may laugh, since 99% of our posted projects are papercraft, but I've never tried it.
When my kids were really little, I tried "scrapbooking", but not to the extent that you could call it papercraft. It was mostly ticket stubs from their outings pasted on a similarly themed scrapbook paper, i.e., if they went to the aquarium, I pasted their ticket stubs and any (really bad) pictures I took to a piece of paper with fish on it. Super basic and boring. Even they got bored after about 3 outings, so I quit.
Then my dear sister started her craft blog and I saw all the amazing projects these ladies create and I thought I'd give it another try.
I made a gift box. Well, re-created really. Bad pics follow:
The pics are worse than usual and I apologize, but the box is SO SHINY that it was virtually impossible not to get a glare (even with no flash).
My sister's friend has 2 little boys whom I adore and spoil, and I believe they have birthdays coming up real soon, so this will come in handy!
I'm also entering this in the "Make a box or gift" challenge at Lollipop Crafts. (If decorating a pre-made gift box doesn't qualify, just let me know - it WILL NOT hurt my feelings!!)
After I was done with this, I made 3 cards and really enjoyed myself. I'll have to stock up on paper now!!