Sunday, June 29, 2008

Personalized Baby Shower Mintbooks

Are you planning a baby shower? These mintbooks make an ideal choice for party favors. They are similar to matchbooks. When your guests open the front flap, they will find a small piece of hard candy such as Starlight peppermints or Life Savers. These mintbooks can be personalized with the mother-to-be's name, date of event, a graphic, and two sentiments.

Back of Baby Shower Mintbook

These mintbooks can be purchased at, my Etsy store, or my eBay store.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Personalized Wedding Mintbooks

Are you a bride-to-be who is still searching for party favor ideas? I have designed mintbooks (or matchbooks) that are a perfect choice for your bridal shower or wedding reception. Mintbooks are ideal for handing out small hard candies such as lifesavers, peppermints, and spearmints and other chocolate candies such as Andes creme de mints, Hershey's miniature chocolate bars, and bite-sized peppermint patties.

Mintbooks (2.25" x 1.7" in size after assembly) are printed on the cardstock color of your choice. They will be pre-cut and assembled with a staple. Candy is included for an additional charge.

These mintbooks can be purchased at, my eBay or my Etsy stores.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Peridot 4mm Flat Back Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski crystals are known for their fine quality and brilliant sparkle. Each of these fine, Austrian crystals are housed in a bezel setting and have heat-activated adhesive on their backing. These crystals are ideal for embellishing craft projects such as;
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Bathing suits
  • Shoes
  • Cell phones
  • Pictures frames
  • MP3 and CD players
  • And more...
This product is not recommended for use on leather or rubber.

This item is listed for sale at my Etsy store. You will receive a count of 60 peridot (green) 4mm flat back Swarovski crystals. Instructions for applying crystals will be included. Supplies are limited. Hurry before they are gone!! ITEM SOLD

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Promotion Items For Your Business

Do you have an online store and would like to increase your sales? One way to spread the word about your store is by promoting with your packaging. When I make a sale, I include my business card. This provides your customer with contact information in case they want to make another purchase from your store. They also can share the business card with their friends who can be considered as potential customers. In addition, a business card makes your business appear more professional.

When you ship items, you need a shipping label. You can use the standard plain return mailing address text. That works. However, anyone who handles your package could be another potential customer. Making your shipping label more attractive is not that difficult. In this case, more attractive simply means including your logo, making your business name more prominent, and including your website address.

Mailing Address Labels

Other ways to promote your store after the sale is to include a label (seal or sticker) with your store information. I have designed self-stick labels that can be placed on envelopes, sales receipts, or anywhere else you want to adhere them. These self-stick labels include your store name, website address, and either your logo or short message such as "thank you".

Round, Self-Stick Labels

Lastly, I also have gift tags or hang tags that can be used to promote your store. These tags come with a pre-punched hole where you can tie a string. Then, you attach the tag to your sale item. These tags can be customized with your store information similar to the self-stick labels.

Ok. This approach only works if you already made a sale. Nonetheless, it helps to promote your store and adds a more caring and professional appeal to your store.

At the moment, these items can be purchased at my Etsy store.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Personalized Wedding Bookmark Favors

Is your wedding day approaching and you are still searching for the right favor to give to your guests? You may want to consider bookmarks. These bookmarks can be personalized with the name of the bride and groom, wedding date, and choice of wedding related verses, blessings, or phrases. If you have a poem or other text you have written and would like to have it printed on the bookmark, I would be more than happy to accommodate your request.

Lord's Prayer

This bookmarks features wording from the Lord's Prayer.

Bride and Groom Appreciation and Thank You to Guests

This bookmark features wording that expresses appreciation and thank you from the bride and groom to their guests.

These bookmarks and several other bookmark choices can be purchased at, my eBay store, or Etsy store.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Save The Date Wedding Annoucement Cards and Postcards

If you are planning your wedding, then you need to inform your guests about the date you intend to get married. This should be done months in advance so your guests can mark your special day on their calendars. Even if you don't know the details of your wedding, you will most likely know 1) the name of your spouse, 2) date of event, and 3) location of event.

I have designed Save The Date wedding announcement business sized cards and postcards. The business sized cards can easily be slipped into envelopes along with other information or carried in your wallet for convenience. The postcard meets the United States Postal Service (USPS) specifications and can be mailed as a postcard. All you need to do is turn over the card to it's blank side and write your return address in the upper left hand corner, write your guests information on the right side, and affix a postage stamp in the upper right hand corner. Please check the USPS for current postcard stamp rates.

Save The Date Wedding Announcement Cards

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pittsburgh Steelers or Penguins Themed Braided Leather Bracelet

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have new colors of leather cord. My boyfriend's favorite sports teams center around Pittsburgh. He is a huge fan of the NFL football team, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the NHL ice hockey team, Pittsburgh Penguins. He requested that I handcraft a bracelet using the colors of black, white, yellow. With this inspiration in mind, I handcrafted a bracelet by braiding 1mm leather cord together.

To purchase this bracelet, go to or my eBay store.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

NEW Colors of Leather Bracelets

I knew it would only be a matter of time until I invested in more colors of leather cord. I already have black, blue, brown, marigold, mint green, red, and white. Today, I am featuring the classic style leather bracelet that I handcrafted in the new colors of green, hot pink, light pink, and yellow.

Now that I have 11 colors of leather cord, it should not make choosing a bracelet color a daunting task. A lot of customers buy bracelets based on their favorite color(s). While some customers buy bracelets because it represents their school colors, others buy bracelets to show support for a specific cause or celebration.

Green Classic Style Leather Bracelet

Green is a good color for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, and other special celebrations.

Hot Pink Classic Style Leather Bracelet

Hot pink is a good color for showing support for breast cancer awareness. It can also be paired with light pink or white or all three colors combined.

Light Pink Classic Style Leather Bracelet

Light pink is a good color for showing support for breast cancer awareness. It can also be paired with hot pink or white or all three colors combined.

Yellow Classic Style Leather Bracelet

Yellow is a good color for showing support for our troops.

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