one day last week or so i played around with making my own packaging out of return envelopes provided in bills. now that i pay online - or i am not interested in whatever someone is trying to sell me - i have a lot to recycle. and i use them in so many ways. oh! speaking of that, guess what? i used my homemade stickers - the ones i made from unused envelope flaps - that i shared here recently. for the first time. this flower pot went into an empty tissue box so i cut a card to cover the opening on top and put the address on. there was some type down in the corner so i said 'aha! i can use one of those envelope stickers.' it was perfect. looks great too. i wish i'd gotten a photo. it was a very dark day and i had a hard time getting photos so i was crabby photographer gal.
returning to this project ... i had the red squiggles from a valentine surprise so i mixed in my papers and tossed in some of my miniature hearts. they are hard to see but the next photo reveals a couple of them if you look closely.
the second package really floored me because i reached for a piece of card stock and this one caught my eye. i grabbed it because i loved the color and almost fell off of my chair when i saw the paint name --- swiss coffee! how nuts is that? i love serendipity. i only have four or five of those paint cards and i never looked at the names because we were rushing that day. and, of course, that was before i made these magnets.
these sold very quickly. that's always a pleasant occurrence. it is hard for my handmade shop ( joonbeam.etsy.com ) to get noticed.
i had this idea at the last minute. how cute is this little card? and, again, i can't believe that i found the coffee type. i used one of those silly safety envelopes for this one, too.
sweet dreams, everyone. thanks for stopping by. until tomorrow. happiness to you. from me. with heart. ox joon