Friday, October 29, 2010

A big ole pile of SCRAP!!

Okay, I have to admit I am a craft Hoarder!!

I stockpile paper, ribbon and other supplies!
 I can't go into a craft store without buying several things I don't need at the moment just because they are on sale and I might need them someday.
I even save the scraps of paper from other projects because you never know when I am going to need it.
My intention is to make something with all of the extra paper and ribbon - I just haven't gotten around to it - Until now!!!
I have decided that I can't allow myself to buy anything new until I deal with the pile of scrap that has become my craft room!!

First things first -  assemble piles of like paper
Next step - use the pile of scrap to make new beautiful things!!
Let's start with this pretty paper that I used to make these cards several years ago!!

Pretty little pile of scrap:

So I took this paper and some matching solid bluish turquoise paper and I made these:

And I really used up as much of the paper as I possibly could:

So what the heck is it you might ask!?

They are small sets of stationary - perfect for Etsy shop owners!!! 

Set includes:
Business Card Sized envelopes 
Matching little Cards for inside the envelopes
Matching Sticker Seals to close up the envelope

The little envelopes can hold business cards, the little matching notes and more:

Matching Notes: 

Matching Sticker Seals:

I LOVE the way these turned out and I love that I am FINALLY using up all of the scraps that I have been meaning to do something with!!!! 

I made a black and white set too and have tons more coming!!
Stay tuned for more Piles of SCRAP!!! 

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Custom Work for Castle!

I love it when someone contacts me and asks if I can make something special for them!
Just recently - this awesome soap company Castleco asked if I could do some made to order cards for her holiday packaging! I was thrilled to take on the challenge! She gave me a basic idea of some categories that the cards could fit in (IE: Gift for boss, etc) and I ran with it.  I came up with several designs and sent her pictures of everything giving her the option to choose what she liked best!

These are mini cards that fit into 2.5 x 2.5 envelopes that were included in the package -
Here's what she got:

She also asked if I could design a business card envelope, that she could put her business card, a thank you note and a soap care instruction card in. What a great idea!! This is what I made for her:

Since I made several little card designs for her to choose from the following extra's are listed in my shop:

I plan on making more little cards like this for the Holidays- so stay tuned and if you have an idea let me know - I love the challenge!! 

Oh and PS: Check out Castleco - Castle Company Soaps for some great soaps!! 

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I really really wanted to make all of the banners for my little one's first birthday party but things got really busy around her birthday and I had to call for some help at some very talented Etsy Shops.

Recently someone asked if I could make a banner that matched one of my invitation designs and I excitedly told them I could! I knew this was the kick in the pants I needed to finally get some banners in my shop!!

So this is just the beginning - but I plan on designing much more!

If you have a special event coming up and would like a handmade banner,  let me know! I'd love to design something for you!! Pin It Now!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Celebrating 100!!

Wow - last week, I hit 100 sales on Etsy! It is such a wonderful feeling and I am so thankful that I found this wonderful community of artists!!

Here are just a few my favorite projects from my first 100 sales!

I have many exciting projects in the works and can't wait to share the next 100 and beyond with you!
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tangled up in Ribbon!

Well hello there Bloggy land......I've once again neglected my blog!! Boo Hiss!!

Hello - my name is Kirby and I am a ribbon-a-holic!

I just can't get enough of it! I can't go into a Michael's without leaving with some ribbon, even if I don't need it. I have a hoarders mentality when it comes to the stuff - "I don't need 5 rolls of neon orange ribbon right now but it's on sale and someday I'm going to need it"!

It's not the easiest stuff to organize either! I usually end up buying ribbon for a project only to find I had 7 rolls of it in my tangled ribbon mess!!

Case in point:

So when my friend From Marz asked for suggestions on Facebook about what he should make using reclaimed wood! I thought he could make me some kind of ribbon organizer thingy! 

Take a look at this:

I am so happy with it! And look how organized I am! 

Of course if you look at the second picture- that second shelf has a basket and box, loaded with more ribbon!! Seems as though I'm going to need more! Here's hoping From Marz makes some more! 

Check out his other wonderful items from his shop while we are talking about him!! 

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