Oct 26, 2012

Packaged Pretty by Kari

Happy Friday - A quick note from Nicole

Hi crafty gals! (and maybe even a couple guys!)

First, thank you so much for your over whelming support of our new release. I was packaging like a mad woman this morning and can let you know that if you've placed an order yesterday thru this morning - your package is in route to the USPS!

I know I don't have to tell you that these past couple months have been really slow in business - (I think it has A LOT to do with the election) - SO, it was so heart warming to have such an amazing turn out for the new release. I want to let you know that when you support a small business like mine - it is greatly and completely appreciated. (and ultimately  it's going to help me finally hire some of that help I've been needing!)

Before I get too uusshyy and guuushy --- I wanted to remind you that the sale is still going strong and there is still lots of new sets left for you to grab for $10!

Big Hugs and Thanks for your support - and come back *monday* for the announcement of the new release give a way!

(yep, if you still want to 'enter' by sharing our new release or the $10 deal) you'll have until tomorrow at 10am to do so!)

Now back to our regular scheduled program.....


Happy Friday all you "sweet" lovers!!  Kari with you today!!  Did you all enjoy the October Release Week!??  There are some really cute sets in this release!

Well - today it is a regular post featuring Packaged Pretty.  Halloween is right around the corner - so I wanted to feature how you could wrap up some chocolate and give to someone special - although the packaging itself is not Halloween themed.

Who doesn't love getting chocolate - and better yet, it being presented to you in nice way.  I took a plastic container that you can buy in bulk through places like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or even online at Oriental Trading, and filled it with an assortment of minature chocolate.  For the tag, I used the "Warning..." sentiment as it is the truth if someone gave me chocolate as a nice gesture - it would cause a happy dance :).  The blue circle is actually a piece of acetate that I colored with a BG13 Copic Marker, and I stamped the sentiment with Black Staz-On ink.  To wrap it around the container - I just used some gold elastic cord.  I punched out two scallop circles from Green Core'dinations card stock - I love the texture of this card stock.  I used one for my blue acetate circle, and then I used the other scalloped circle for the top of the lid, and I added a cute dimensional sticker for extra flair.  

Then, I wanted to pair that up with a simple - "Just because" card.  I used some textured Bazzill card stock, and put some more of that textured Core'dinations card stock for my panel, and added another dimensional felt sticker - and stamped the "Just because sentiment" in Black Memento ink.  

I think this pair would make anyone's day :)  I know it would me!  And, what better to "Package" it "Pretty" with some 'sweet' stamps!

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!!  Come back Monday for some more 'sweet' inspiration!!

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  1. Fun idea and you are so right, Chocolate is always good, just because!

  2. HOPEfully we will get the CHANGE we need from this election. Our economy, freedom, and general way of life are at stake. It would be great if our new president, and all he represents, causes business to BOOM!!!!!!!!!!! Go elephants!