This morning I had set time aside for some sorely-needed organisational tasks. First task was cleaning my desk...(not my crafting table... that's another story completely!!) This is something that is an ongoing battle for me... I blogged about it in January.
I love making cards, but their purpose is to give joy to others too, and that doesn't happen if I never get around to sending them. All those little steps that are needed to get a card in the mail can be thrown off if I can't find my stamps, address book, etc.
This morning I set the timer for 30 minutes and spend time filing, throwing away papers and generally de-junking the area. I still have a bit more work to do but I can now see the top of the desk!
My next task after the timer went off was a reward... making a few note cards as a birthday gift for a colleague at work. A pretty easy job as I already had the little cup images stamped. Soon I have my little stack of notecards finished and I start to think of how to package them... the ideas kind blended with my early task of keeping my desktop clear and sending cards on time and I came up with this very easy box. It can sit just at hand on your desk, and of course its a nice packaging idea for a gift.
I have seen similar mini-file box templates on the web, but I like this because you just need your trimmer and a few simple scores with the bone folder to make it. a bit of Tombow multi purpose glue and some embellishments, fill with cards and envelopes and the gift is done. This box is sized to fit the small note cards (envelopes 9.2 x 13cm)
I was pleased with the way it turned out and the box only takes a 6 1/2 x 8 inch piece of cardstock. Let me know if you would like me to write a quick tutorial for the gift box.
Maybe its time to revive my goal from January of sending a card a week... this week is going well, with two cards already given.
Here is the one I gave to a friend today.
Another one using the peony from the Asian Artistry Level 2 Hostess set.. I have also used another scrap of Bella Rose Designer paper and Kiwi Kiss cardstock... all items that will be no longer available come 31 August 2010. Hold a workshop with me before the end of the month so you don't miss out on these Last Chance items: I still have some dates available. As well as all the usual Hostess benefits you will receive a filled note card gift box similar to the one shown previously as a special thank you from me.
Dates available: Monday 23 August, Wednesday 25 August, Sunday 29 August, Monday 30 August.
Email me to book your time.