Archive | November, 2010

New Custom Designed Photo Cards

27 Nov

I’ve added a few more custom designed photo cards to my catalogue.  For a full preview, visit my facebook fan page.  Here is a sneak peak.

Don’t forget to get your order in by December 1 to take advantage of special pricing.  You can order through my website http://cupofteaphotocards.webs.com/, or simply email me at cupofteaphotocards@hotmail.com.  Have a unique idea you’d like to see realized?  I can help you come up with your dream Christmas card for your family.

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Do It Your Self Projects Are Here!

26 Nov

I’ve started to make some Do It Yourself projects that you can print from your home printer.  They are easy to print and the instructions are right on the paper!  The gift card holders are very simple to make and involve just a little bit of cutting, some folding and a small amount of glue.

The folding cards are very easy as well and you can print two on one sheet of paper.  They also fit nicely into invitation sized envelopes.  I can transform any of the Ready Made Cards into folding cards.

The best part about it is the price.  $10 for each Do It Yourself Project and you will always have a gift card holder or folding card at the ready.  Stay tuned for Birthday themed gift card holders and many more Do It Yourself Projects to come!

PS.  Don’t forget to order your Christmas Photo Cards before Decemeber 1 to take advantage of the special pricing. Visit me at http://cupofteaphotocards.webs.com/.

Craft Show

23 Nov

I had lots of fun at the craft show and met lots of great people.  We didn’t get as much traffic as we were hoping, but it was successful overall.  Many people stopped to talk and flip through the catalogue and took business cards and order instructions.  I expect to be quite busy over the next week or so.  Here are some fun pics from the craft show.

Because of the popularity of the craft show pricing, I will be extending the special discount through until December 1.  Order quickly if you want to take advantage of these special prices.  Christmas is coming on very quickly now, so order your Christmas cards soon!

Also look out for Do-It-Yourself projects coming very soon.

Special Craft Show Pricing!

18 Nov

Visit me at the craft show in Milton this weekend and take advantage of special craft show pricing!  I will be at Jade Gardens and Greenhouses on Saturday, November 20 from 9-5.  http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-community-events-Craft-Show-Sale-FREE-admission-W0QQAdIdZ240543721 I will be offering pre-printed ready made cards and advent calendars and I will be taking orders for custom designed photo cards.  I also have themed packages burned onto cds which include a selection of 5 cards in Christmas or Birthday themes.  Don’t worry, I’ll have my laptop with me so I can burn a custom package to cd or any ready made cards you like.  Hope to see you there!  Take a sneak peak at our special pricing for the show:

Custom Designed Photo Card                    Regularly $15.00        Now $12.00
Special Requests                                        Regularly $20.00        Now $15.00
Ready Made Photo Card (pre-printed)       Regularly $2.00          Now 3 for $2.00
Ready Made Photo Card (on CD)               Regularly $5.00          Now $3.00
Advent Calendar                                        Regularly $5.00          Now $3.00
Themed Package (5 cards on CD)              Regularly $15.00        Now $12.00
Handmade Bags                                        Free with Purchase or $0.25

As a bonus, anyone who orders cards between November 19 and November 21 can take advantage of these great craft show prices.  Simply email me at cupofteaphotocards@hotmail.com or visit my website http://cupofteaphotocards.webs.com/

Tutorial # 4: Paper Ornaments

15 Nov

Mastered glass ornaments yet?  Try paper ornaments.  Still pretty simple to make, but a little fussier to put together.  They look great in the end.

Materials:

-Patterned paper
-Ribbon
-Paper Trimmer
-Hole Punch (I used my Cropadile)
-Scissors

Step 1:  Cut 20 strips of paper 4 1/2″ x 1/2″.  This is approximate.  I used leftovers so they were almost 5 inches.  As long as it’s consistent, it should be fine.

Step 2:  Gather all the strips of paper into one pile and hole punch both ends.  I was able to get through all 20 sheets with my Cropadile, but you might need to split it into batches depending on your hole punch.

Step 4: Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 12″ long.  Tie a knot in one end of your ribbon and thread the other end through all 20 strips of paper (make sure the knot is big enough so it won’t slip through the hole in the paper).  It’s easiest if you line all the strips up and use a needle to line all the holes up.  Then thread the ribbon through the hole in the other end of the paper.

Step 5:  After threading the ribbon through both sides of the paper, tie a knot approximately 2″ from the bottom (you could make it less and the ornament would be fatter, more and it would be thinner).  Tie a loop in the ribbon for hanging.

Step 6:  Fan out all the paper to fill in the sides of the ornament.  This is the fiddly part and they don’t always like to stay where you put them, but it’s not hard to fix.  Enjoy!  You can even mix it up by using two different patterned papers and alternating the designs.

Tutorial #3: Ornaments. Glitter without the mess!

15 Nov

Love the look of glittery ornaments but hate the mess they make every time you pull them out?  I made some easy hand-made glittery ornaments that took no time at all.  Only 3 easy steps!  Just learn from my mistake and have paper towel handy and put newspaper down before you begin.  The process of making them can be a bit messy!

Materials:

-Glass Ball Ornaments (on sale NOW at Michael’s for $5!)
-Glue
-Glitter
-2 Containers of some sort (use a cup, the square dish wasn’t so hot)

Step 1: Squirt some glue in your container and add a little water so it is runny enough to pour.  Mix thoroughly so there are no lumps (you might not want to use your kitchen spoon like I did, try a popsicle stick instead).

Step 2:  Take the cap off the ornament and pour some glue inside.  Swirl the glue around so the entire inside of the ornament is coated.  Poor out the excess back into the container.

Step 3:  Pour some glitter into the ornament and swirl around until the inside of the ornament is thoroughly covered in glitter.  Pour out the excess.  Do this over the second container so you can catch the glitter and put it back in the jar.  Voila!  You’re done!  See, told you it was easy!

Got Bags?

14 Nov

So the tedious process of making dozens of bags for my craft show is finally over.  Gluing and punching and cutting and ribboning.  It’s all done and they look great!  Take a look at all my wonderful bags.  One free with every purchase at the show!