May 11, 2007

Sweet Tin Ensemble



This week I had over a few teacher gals after school to shop. I had a bunch of cards, tins, clipboards, etc made up for them to choose from. Easy money, I tell ya! I work and work and work until I have enough goods to fill my kitchen table, then I invite friends over to shop.

This little *sweet* tin ensemble was left over. And whaddya know, I need a little going away gift tomorrow for one of Jordy's little friends who is moving away. I think I'll throw in a few postage stamps, a cute pen and some notecards so she can be pen pals with Jordy. It's always nice to be able to *shop* out of your own stash. I'm rarely without a short notice gift. My mom has come over three times this week to shop! I think she likes her family discount!!!!!

Supply List: The paper is cute isn't it, too bad I forgot who makes it!! Maybe Paper Salon? Sorry! The Maya Road tin is from Eclectic Paperie (link at right), along with the Cuttlebug letters and flowers on the small tin and clippie bookmark. Giant clips for bookmark from Walmart. Small tin from Provo Craft. Ribbon is May Arts from Cindy's ebay store. Pink velvet trim around sweet tin is from Michael's.

Tip of the day:
1. When applying paper to tins, I prefer to use redline sticky tape. It sticks really good and you don't have the mess of modpodge. No buckling of the paper either.

2. Also, and maybe I've mentioned this before, when you are looking to sell your papercraft items, look for people who DON'T stamp or craft. Usually we're looking for stampers if we are a demonstrator, but if you want to sell your goods, find friends and family who are not crafty but who DO love to gift unique, fun gifts. They will become loyal customers again and again, and they look forward to what you create next. Plus, they tell their friends and then your business grows. It's a GRAND thing!

15 comments:

Otter said...

Cute cute cute Mishy!!! Tip for you from the *PO DH* don't forget price increase for stamps coming Monday!!! LOVE THIS!!!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! I enjoy your blog so much - you give such useful information and I look forward to your tips. TFS I'm glad your back. Dottie K

Basement Stamper said...

Love the little bandaid tin, I just got a few of these!

Anonymous said...

These are fabulous Michelle. I have missed seeing your creations this week but I am glad you and your family are 'dry' again. I will be keeping a watchful eye on your blog this weekend for more fun stuff.
TFS,
Ruth A.

Anonymous said...

Wow, those are adorable! I wish I had these to give Teachers for Teacher Appreciation week that just ended :(
I would love to hear your tips on how you figure pricing.

Anonymous said...

I love these!! Too cute! I would also love to hear your pricing for these beautiful tins as well as your cards. Thanks for all of the wonderful things you share!
Jennie
mocjen on scs

Ila said...

Love these containers. Great ideas and wonderful tips!! TFS.

StamperSharon said...

Adorable set, Michelle -- my girls would LOVE it!

Viv said...

These are adorable and I do love the paper! Great tips on covering the tins. I have several and have Xyron Cheetah tape and Mod Podge & have just been afraid of ruining them. I have the red line so will try that. It sounds less messy than the Mod Podge. Will have to give these a try! TFS!!

Jenn in GA said...

SO glad all is back to normal in Kansas! Wanted to send you a card, but have no way to get your snail mail address! Would've been a perfect opp to use the "you can handle anything with the right shoes" kind of card! Thanks for sharing the beautiful eye candy, and the tips!

chelemom said...

Sooooo cute! Love these boxes!

asela said...

Thanks for the wonderful tips. The tins are gorgeous!

Sherrie said...

wonderful tips and comments as always Mish, so glad things are drier for you!

Rose Ann said...

Your tins are awesome!! Thanks for the tips (keep 'em coming ;) )

Juanita said...

I can't believe no one bought this, it's ADORABLE!! TFTT & TFS.

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