Sunday, January 02, 2011

Hey y'all wait for me

I know, I know, it is the New Year already.  And I did in fact have a big pot of black-eyed peas and cabbage yesterday on, 1-1-11, with a little cornbread on the side.

But today, I will take a step back into 2010 to celebrate Christmas with my little family. It is the way they wanted it. In just a few minutes, as soon as I finish this post, I will go to the kitchen to start the turkey, dressing and gravy.  We will also have a broccoli and rice dish and probably mashed potatoes and of course for those brats in the family who only eat mac and cheese, there will be that too.  A delicious cherry congealed salad and pecan pie was prepared yesterday.

So here I am starting the year with a little show and tell of my money gift envelopes.

I learned about this really cool scoring board from my friend Zorana.  She used one in her new online class (for a totally different project) and I swear, I never knew such a thing existed.

So of course, I had to have one.  And of course, I had to play with it. I made the cutest little gift envelopes with this gadget.  The big bucks envelopes are in the top photo and though you can't tell the second picture is a larger envelope and they hold the iTunes gift cards.  Which is another cool thing I discovered.

This is the Martha Stewart Scoring board and it comes with this handy corner template that makes scoring the sheet on a diagonal for envelopes so simple.

Basically, you can make any size envelope with a square or rectangle of paper or cardstock.  I used scrapbooking paper for the smaller envelopes and card stock for the larger ones.

So here is how:
On opposite corners of the square, you score the same distance from the point in.  Then on the other two opposite corners, you score the sames distance but a little further from the point. 

In other words:  Start with and 8" square of paper.  Let's say the points are Point A, B, C, D.   On point A and C, you score 2" in from the point.  And on points B and D, you score 2.5" in from the point. 

This will leave a little triangle at the edge where the to score lines intersect.  With scissors, you clip that little triangle off.  The photo to the left shows the little triangles laying to the right of the score board. 

You can leave them plain or you can play like I did and decorate them.  I spent way too much time doing this but I sure did enjoy it.

Now I'm off to cook.
Happy New Year!!!


  1. happy new year to you sharon....i have the score board that zorana used in her online class and i love it....the martha stewart one looks pretty cool also....i have never seen it before..... great money envelopes... ;)

  2. Happy new year Sharon may all your wishes come true for 2011!
    I have been away to my home country for the holidays so I am looking forward catching up with all your blog which I have missed while away!

  3. He hee I have an envelope maker too and I love it (love making little sets of funky envelopes and gifting them to friends). Mine isnt quite as snazzy as the Martha Stewart version, but works very well.
    Fantastic idea for your Christmas money and I tunes cards (yes, with young boys I know all about them and so does their nana).
    I am signing up for Zorana's online class after next pay day...looove the little book!
    I am sure by now you are enjoying a wonderful lunch with your family...nothing like having an extended Christmas. I could do with some more turkey myself!

    Have a wonderful day.

    Jacky xox

  4. Happy New Year Sharon. The envelope folder looks like another must have for the studio. I'm a lucky recipient of one of Jacky's, in the above comment, cool envelopes.

  5. Of course I want one of those, so much fun, of course I worry then about feeling obligated to use it a lot, I have a way of making guilt when it is just silly.

    You dinner sounds so delicious, I can imagine the aroma as one would walk in the door. So by now you have the appropriate feelings of something that is complete when it comes to the holiday. I have to let it go so I journaled about just letting things be. However I did get to out to stores today and walk about, use my walker with the seat and the basket and move about freely choosing what I wanted. So with this new year I am gratified and will continue to be so for the samller things in life.

    I am going now to look at anevelope makers. I can't resist.

  6. Hope your time spent with family was a lot of fun. Sometimes I think when we step away from the traditional day and make our own celebration it can be even better not to mention less stressful for everyone.

    Great gift envelopes. That looks like a handy tool.


  7. well ...that is clever as can be! A scoring board!

  8. Happy New year to a very creative young lady...hey I feel like I am always trying to catch up on everything. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

    So many play toys so little time....WoooHooo!