By now you know how I struggle to keep projects fast and simple ... but I think you'd agree that I"m getting better! Yesterday was another success for me! I received my club order, sorted and bagged it ... but didn't have a little "treat" to go with it. Hmmmm ... quick and easy ... I needed to make 12 of them and didn't have much time. I looked around my craft room ... I needed a "box" or bag to hold a treat .... AHA! I spotted my Season of Sweets Designer Kit on the floor.
This kit (page 15 of the mini) was designed for wrapping and giving cookies ... but I can't bake a decent cookie to save my life and certainly wouldn't consider giving them to people I like! So why did I buy the kit in the first place? Convention. Convention got me. During one of the demonstrations we were shown projects using the kit other than for warpping cookies. I liked the idea and bought the kit. I DID bake some cookies (for my Appreciation Night back in August) and I DID wrap one in the wrapper as it was intented ... but apparently I neglected to take a picture of it! Oh well .. it wasn't that exciting anyway *lol* Here is a project idea that I copied from my friend Joan Jefferey (check our her works at www.j-jcreations.blogspot.com). I simply put some card stock inside the sleeve and attached a picture to it. Wa-low! An instant picture frame - it can be mailed flat and then the flap of the envelope acts as a stand and the picture can be displayed on the mantle! These little envelopes can also be added to a card and the picture can pull out ... or you could insert a gift card ... the options are endless!
SO! Back to my "I need a treat fast" story. I saw the envelopes in the kit and knowing that I would very likely find the still-unused kit sitting there next January decided I could use them for my current project! Here is what I came up with:
That's it for today - not sure what we're up to ... I DO have to make my deliveries so maybe a trip to Papa's house is in order. Whatever you get up to, have a stampy day!