Friday, November 16, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

My First Craft Show

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Santa Gum Holders
 Today I participated in my first craft show at a friend's annual open house.  I have been busy stamping and creating many paper crafts since early spring in anticipation of this new venture.   I was quite surprised when I set up my display as to the amount of items I had made and then came the fear that I had made too much and maybe it wouldn't sell.  I was pleasantly surprised at the end of the show at the amount of money I had made and now, I can't wait for the next time.  I'm not planning on doing much the next few days in my craft room besides cleaning up my work area and filling the orders that were placed this week; I need a little time to regroup and restock my supplies. 

I am posting pictures of several of the items that I sold today and earlier this week.  My all-time favorites were the card sets.  I got in such a zone that I ended up  making almost all of them Sympathy sets; I was going to make other varieties, too!  If you are interested in any of my goodies,  I would be happy to take orders and/or have a class to show you how to make them.  Thanks for stopping by.
Treat  or gift box with drawer

Hershey Nugget box with gift card  holder

Nugget Trays

Hanging snack-size Kit Kat bar holder

Small triangle shape Hershey Kiss holder

Snowman holder for snack-size chocolate bar

Treat holders for Hershey Kisses, Peppermint Patties, and Ghirardelli Chocolate

Handmade boxed sets of 4 Sympathy cards

Card samples from set of Sympathy cards

Handmade boxed set of 4 Birthday cards

6 Thinking of You cards in clear box

Variety of 6 cards in embellished gift bag

Gift bags with 6 cards

Crazy for Cupcakes

Crazy for Cupcakes
Check out this cute birthday card I made for one of my dearest friends using the stamp set Crazy for Cupcakes. I used Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, and Very Vanilla inks and cardstock, Tea Party DSP (retired), as well some Dazzling Diamonds, a Cuttlebug embossing folder, and co-ordinating ribbon and brads. The punches used were the Scallop Border punch, 1 3/4 " Scallop Circle, 3/4 ", and 1" circle punches. I made a second card using Almost Amethyst, Cameo Coral, and Whisper White inks and cardstock, with coordinating brads and ribbon. This is one of my favorite sets to use for birthdays.