I just love Japanese wooden envelope templates. They're so great for every handmade stationery project you can think of. I love the appeal of kraft paper too. So simple, rustic and understatedly natural.
For the holiday season, make use of your wooden envelope template (or buy from here or from ETSY) to create charming, homemade kraft paper cards and envelopes. They're so eco-friendly too. Make it a green Christmas!
DIY Kraft Christmas Cards and Envelopes
Medium weight kraft paper sheetJapanese wood envelope templateDouble sided tapesFabric scraps in Christmas colors and patterns Paper cutterHot glueSewing machine/needle and thread Directions:
1. Position Japanese envelope template on top of kraft paper. Trace the outline and cut around the edges. Fold corners and seal edges using double side tape. Decorate flap of envelope with jute twine ribbon.
2. Using paper cutter, cut tent cards from kraft paper sheet to match size of the envelope. Embellish the front with…
Create a constellation of adorable, windblown earth angels to add a natural touch to your handmade home. Hung from a tree or garland or festooned on a handmade twig wreath, these sweet little angels will bring joyful sweet tidings to the holidays.
This is a favorite cookie/dessert in the Philippine Islands. It's super buttery and scrumptious and so indulgent. Try it today!
Silvanas Meringue Buttercream Cookies
Ingredients: 6 egg whites
1 tsp. cream of tartar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 3/4 cup chopped cashew nuts
1 cup (2 sticks) salted or not butter
1 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar
1/2 cup milk (2% will do)
cake crumbs (or bread crumbs will do)
Process cashew nuts in a food processor until finely ground and set aside. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar. Gradually add granulated sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in the ground cashews. Pipe the mixture into circles or ovals onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 300°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let completely cool and remove from paper.
Beat softened butter until creamy. Gradually add confectioner’s sugar. Then gradually add milk.
Spread buttercream on one meringue and top with another. Make sure the fl…