Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Inchies" Quilled Valentines

I made these little two-inch Valentine's Day cards with a silver embossed inchie, raised and embellished with quilling, punched hearts and a tiny red crystal. I stamped on white gloss paper for a little place to write a few words inside. The 1/8 inch quilling strips are silver gilded on edge garnet paper made in England. The shimmer of the silver is gorgeous in person. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

Source for quilling paper:  Whimsiquills

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Another Real Simple Favorite

I don't know about you, but I find many of these 50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things in Real Simple Magazine very inspiring :o)

My favorite = the decorative drinking glasses with the window stickers on them so you can tell which one belongs to who. Much more classy than the usual colored rubber bands that I use around the soda cans when the grandkids are here!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Thank You - Business Card Holder

I have three cards I enclose in with my Etsy sales package plus a note of thanks. I made these little holders in the same paper as my matchbook note holders that I also include. (K&Company Life's Journey)

They are 3.5 x 4.5 inches and I make two scores in the middle at 2-1/8 and 2-3/8 inches. I use a corner rounder on all four corners. The pocket is a 1.5 inch square. It takes about 14" of ribbon to make the handles. I close it with a Tim Holtz mini clip :)

There are a lot of debates in the Esty Virtual Lab meetings about whether to send a thank you, receipt or other marketing materials. I love receiving extras but do not think a thing about it if I only get my purchase. These are fast, easy and just the right size for the recipient to carry ten or so business cards in it. I do hope they are reused.

Have a fabulous February!