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Girlishly Pink Flower Tags

Girlishly Pink Flower Tags

Width: 2 inches, height: 4 3/4 inches.

These girlishly pink tags (set of four) are hand cut from textured paper and display a delightfully detailed paper sticker. The tags’ pink paper has been slightly lightened around the edges to provide further depth and texture. The scalloped bottoms of the cute tags has been accented with small dots of soft green paint to emulate lace. A darling pink ribbon has been attached to each tag. This pink ribbon is long enough to tie onto gift wrapping. The back of the tag is blank, just waiting for you to personalize.

Girlishly Pink Tags

Girlishly Pink Flower Tags

These tags’ size and shape may provide another use after the recipient has received her special gift and girlishly pink tag….a bookmark!

Find them here!

Girlishly Pink Flower Tags

Girlishly Pink Flower Tags

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Welcome to My Studio!

If I could handpick items from Etsy to customize my crafty studio… it would look something like this….. Bright, bold, colorful, unique, happy!

Check out this link to see the entire treasury! ūüôā

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Bumble Beeeeees!

Here is a brand new treasury made by yours truly. ūüôā

 

for full size:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d66f7e031d38eefa8a6ab70/bumble-beeeee?ref=pr_treasury

 

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Packaging for Etsy

Fellow Etsy sellers, this may be something you’ve pondered: “how can I creatively and inexpensively package an item for shipment once it’s been purchased?”

{To those who are not Etsy sellers, welcome to the inside scoop on being an Etsy seller! We strive to do our very creative best  for wonderful people just like you! }

As an Etsy seller, Etsy encourages us to package things creatively – that’s one of the big things about Etsy: creativity.

As an Etsy buyer, I would rather not pay extra for spiffy packaging {and I have heard oh so many Etsy buyers say the same thing}. I mean, I think cute packaging is adorable and all and definitely gives an “Ooolala” moment when unwrapping, but I’m on a tight budget {aren’t we all these days?} and as a buyer I would rather put that extra $2 toward something else. {Like my piggy bank for Starbucks.}

So there we have it, encouragement from Etsy to be creative when packaging our darling items  and then the desire to please the lovely customer who would rather not pay extra moola for extra cutesy packaging. What is the solution? Creativity and resourcefulness, my dear Watson!

To share a bit of my own experience with wrapping, I’ve attached some photos here:

Packaging with tissue paper:

Packaging with tissue paper, spiffy string and freebie

Packaging with tissue paper, spiffy string and freebie

{Please pardon the not so good lighting. This photo was not taken in a photo tent. Learn more about taking good pictures here.}

This card was wrapped in white tissue paper and tied with colorful string that coordinates with the card. As I tied the string, I tucked in some cutie patootie tags I had been working on. When I sent this package, Valentine’s Day was around the corner and I wanted to surprise my lovely buyer with a Valentiney item that was sweet and interesting like the blue and red “I love you” tags. ¬†Tissue paper is light! Colorful fun string is light and pretty! This packaged item fit nicely into a cozy plastic bubble mailer envelope.

Packaging with a twist:

"enjoy" flash card

"enjoy" flash card

This is a vintage first grade flash card {50-60 years old}. The thick card stock has been scored for easy bending.

flash card packaging

flash card packaging

Using a decorative corner paper punch, this flash card now has a bit more personality. Etsy sellers: always include a thank you note and one or two business cards.

close up of flash card packaging

close up of flash card packaging

Carrying the nature feel of the card and the monochromatic browns of the packaging, I chose a simple twine string to fasten the flash card around the lovely sunflower card. A small metal eyelet adds a finishing touch of sophistication and professionalism to this packaging. This packaged set of sunflower cards fit nicely into a plastic bubble mailer envelope.

For more ideas and how-to’s on Etsy packaging, check out these spiffy links:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/etsypackaging/

http://etsylabslibrary.blogspot.com/2007/08/lovely-packaging.html

http://handmademarketing.org/etsy-shop-branding-handmade-promotion-packaging/

http://duhbe.com/blog/tag/etsy-packaging/

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Texture

Fellow crafters, do you ever find yourself in a crafting rut? “I’m running out of ideas…what should I create now that’s new and different?…I want to think out of the box, but which way do I turn?”

I too get stuck in ruts at times.¬†Turn to the Elements of Art, fellow wonderer. ¬†I’ll be touching on texture in this particular post.

Adding texture to handmade paper goods is always a nice touch. Texture adds interest and a touch of the unexpected.

Cardboard Banner

Cardboard Banner

Polyester Thread & Textured Papers

Polyester Thread & Textured Papers

Green Thread

Green Thread

Many Tiny Dots Glued Onto Card

Many Tiny Dots Glued Onto Card

Fabric & Thread

Fabric & Thread

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Creative Gift Wrapping

Decoupage, as mentioned in the previous blog post, is an easy {and inexpensive} way to jazz up a gift box!

Take a look at the before photo…a flowery box. The after photo is the flowery box decoupaged with pages from a vintage dictionary.


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Pumpkinly Autumn

A pumpkin is truly one of those special facets of fall. Pumpkins are great for eating, decorating…and putting on cards! Take a look at the newest addition to my etsy¬†shop {PiecefulJoy.etsy.com}. Check out the etsy shop for additional pictures and detailed description for this adorable pumpkin card.


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