Saturday, December 25, 2010

Packing Up Presents

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Along with the gift tags, cards and notepads I've been making for presents, I decided to make some sets of mini notepads that you could just throw in your bag.

I made sets of 4 mini notepads which were 3" wide by 6" high. They were made using printer paper and a piece of patterned paper and simply stapled together.

To package them up I just put the 4 mini notepads in a cello bag and added a scallop square with what they were and how many.

These were really quick and easy to make.

Now that the presents were coming together I just wrapped them up in some gold tissue paper and added them to  the gift bags.

I made the gift bags by taking apart an old gift bag and using it as a template.

I thought the gift bags were a bit plain so decided to stamp them with a snowflake stamp in cloud white versa magic ink.

To finish the bags off I added a gift tag.  The trees on the tags were made using the tutorial by Teacher Jessy.

In total I made 8 sets of presents, contents varying slightly, but all had a gift bag and gift tag so were slightly time consuming, especially the bags, but were worth it looking at the end of the end result. Not too fancy but prettier than basic wrapping paper.

Gift Card Holder

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

For two of our nephews, we decided to get them a gift card. The gift card came in a tatty envelope so I decided to make a gift card holder for them.

It was quite easy to make as I go the template from Kerry's Paper Crafts.

I used a piece of patterned paper from Dovecrafts fancy Christmas and added the scallop circle with the stamped tree.
 The alphabet stamps are from Stampendous and the happy Christmas stamps are from Personal Impressions.

To make sure that the holders stayed shut, I used a piece of Velcro.

So now I had a much better way of presenting the gift cards and they were personalised too.

Sprucing Up Notepads.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This year I chose to make as many Christmas presents as I could and decided to make presents for the adult females. I decided to make sets of cards, notepads and gift tags.

First I made these gift tags last month. Then I made some notepads.

I used basic notepads from Wilkinson's and jazzed them up.

I added kraft card to the front and then added some Basic Grey Kioshi paper with some ribbon.

I thought they were abit plain and decided to add a dotted line with a white gel pen.
 The tops of the notepads had black tape so I added a white scalloped piece of paper.

I punched a 2" scallop square, stamped NOTES with Stampendous tiny alphabet and added tiny Martha Stewart butterflies and inked the edges.

To package them up, I used a glassine bag and just taped them up using some Japanese masking tape.

This green paper is from Making Memories
Just Chillin - Girl.


I will show some of the other items soon.

Well I managed to send off the presents for the people further away and just need to send a few Christmas cards which I had better hurry up and send!

Sales Tracker Download

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

I just wanted to share the Sales Tracker thar I created that you could use to keep track of your orders, if you have a shop on Etsy or Folksy, for example.
It's quite a simple tracker but I think it does the job and can help you keep track.

Download Sales Tracker

I have created a page, which can a reached by clicking on the word download under the header and this is where all the downloads that I create will be kept for easy reach and I will be creating more so stay tuned.

This card was sooooo much easier than normal.

Friday, December 03, 2010

This is a card that I made fro my brother in laws birthday. Usually when it comes to male cards, as I've said before, I find it hard to be inspired.  This time I knew what I was going to do.

I've recently bought the Basic Grey Max and Whiskers 6x6 pad as I didn't have much masculine papers and I found the stamp set at TK Maxx. It's the American Crafts Birthday stamp set.

I used the Candy Cane Stripe Cuttlebug embossing folder and some American Crafts buttons and the card came together quite quickly.

I've made a few more cards recently, some were birthday cards, which I will be posting soon.

Have a great weekend.


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