Valentine pretties….

Hello everybody!

Check your calendars…Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  And we have the cutest idea for some unique gift packaging!

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I found these mini egg cartons out there in the Interwebs, and alerted Lori to them, so you’ll be seeing them in the store very soon!  Here are some ideas for decorating and filling them.

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I very quickly discovered how perfect these are for using up bits and pieces of stash.  Layering on chipboard, wood veneers, ephemera, bows and other “stuff” makes a super quick and easy way to dress up these cartons.

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And how stinkin’ cute is it to give the gift of succulent plants in this heart shaped egg carton??  I DIE, I tell you!  And here’s what I’m wondering; if you were to cut the sections apart and plant them intact, I just bet you the material break down in the soil?!

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I also found that the cartons take spray paint color really well, so they don’t have to be left white, although, I really like the plain basic way they come.  But c’mon.  GOLD heart shaped egg cartons with macarons inside??  I just died again.

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And finally, I learned that the carton material is not too different from water-color paper.  I stamped on the lid, by pressing the stamp to the top and flipping it over so that I was actually pressing the lid onto the stamp.  (Taking care not to let it slip) (too much).  Then I filled in the image with water and dropped color onto it to let the color spread organically.  When the flower was dry, I did the same with the background and sides.

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eggs2I don’t doubt these will fly off the shelves once Lori gets them in the store, so if you’re interested, let her know to save some for you.

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CHA 2015 Inspiration!

The winter CHA show has come and gone and there are so many new and exciting products coming from the companies!  I always look forward to the sneek peeks, but even more I look forward to seeing the samples all the Designers do using the new products!

Every season there are new or continuing trends, this time around I see lots of metallic and butterflies.  The vintage look is still in but there are lots of vibrant and bright lines out there too!

If you haven’t been to the store Lori is busy posting Pre-orders HERE, and a little birdy told me she’ll be getting some more up soon, so I thought I’d share with you all some samples….

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Just look at this sweet home decor project, perfect for a country kitchen!

This line would be perfect for anyone making a recipe book, either for yourself or as a gift!

This next line is for all the princesses in the world!!  Simple Stories Enchanted!

These are just a couple of the new pre-orders that you’ll see coming up in the store.  If you go look you’ll see that Lori already has some amazing pre-orders on the go already…my favorite of course is all the Tim Holtz stuff!

Here are just a few of the amazing CHA samples showcasing his new products.

This first one I’m posting specifically for Lori….she loves these funny little bird stamps!

Here’s a great sample board from the show…….seeing his stamps in actions is so much better than just seeing the images!

You can pre-order his mid-Feb stamp release HERE.

I can’t wait for all the new products to start arriving, my ideas are already filling my head with excitement to create!!!  Be sure to keep watching the store for new pre-orders & products!

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This post was written by Lisa on January 25, 2015

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