Introducing Alex Fewell

May 23, 2013

in Alex, Creating

Alex is the youngest member of our Design Team.  She already owns her own business making greeting cards for local businesses in Brookings and elsewhere.  She loves to play with paper and already has customers who love her designs. She says that through paper crafting she has met tons of new people she may never have met otherwise; it has helped her overcome her shyness. I never would have thought she was shy.  She seems to have never met a stranger and talks to everyone.  We lovingly call her “the Mayor.”

Although she mainly makes cards, for the Design Team Challenge she submitted two ATCs.  Heres one of them:

challenge 1

This is such a fun little project. Here are her instructions on how to make it:

  1. Adhere chevron paper to card base.
  2. From coordinating paper cut a 2″ x 2″ square. Fold on the diagonal to form a triangle. Fold again in opposite direction.
  3. Cut on folds from corner to center stopping 1/4″ from the center.
  4. Add glue dot to the center of the square. Then fold every corner into the center and press into glue dot.
  5. Add sparklet to the center.
  6. Cut 2″ length from a coffee stir stick. Glue to the pinwheel.
  7. Glue pinwheel to the card.

For her second Challenge project, Alex submitted this ATC:

challenge 2

  1. Cut polka dot paper and adhere to card base.
  2. Cut 1/2″ strip of stripe paper. Adhere on opposite corners.
  3. Make mini envelope from template.
  4. Cut message card 1 1/2″ square. Edge with ink. Punch hole, add a piece of floss and tie.
  5. Glue butterfly pin (Maya Road), adhere envelope.
  6. Add Prima flowers to lower left.
  7. Cut 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ coordinating paper for mat. Cut 1/4″ x 1″ white card stock. Stamp message.
  8. Attach message to mat and adhere to card.

For a favorite project, Alex submitted a Post-it book. She says she has sold 150 of them.  I personally have owned several of these and I love having one on my desk. Here’s a photo:

Post-it holder

Post-it holder

Here is what it looks like open:

Post-it holder opened

Post-it holder opened

For another project she shared a couple of cards.  This one she says she loves for the colors.  I agree.

fav 2

Simple and elegant.  Looking forward to see what Alex will be contributing to the Design Team.

Marjorie

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