It is a joke in my family on how I NEVER can stand to be late. Not for meeting folks late, not for getting to theater late, and definately not getting to a restaurant late. LOL
But I realize we are not all me (thank goodness) and for those who might have let the pending Valentine’s day count down sneak up on you, I have the perfect gift idea.
You have till 2/7 to order, receive in mail, pop in gift card and get it mailed out to your sweethearts. Or if you are just handing them the card, you can even stall till 2/9. So you now have no excuse to be late getting the perfect gift!
Hard to believe that it is just over a month away for HEART DAY. I have already put up my valentines decor (love that red and black). And best of all – my early bird approach is going to make you smile too. In my Etsy shop I have three wonderful ways to show your love some love.
First a manly tape measure card that holds a gift card from any hardware store – a sure way to his heart.
Next I fashioned an awesome popcorn box perfect for popping a movie house gift card inside. Good for family, friends or that special move date.
Lastly a great idea for mom. A cute coin purse for your shopping momma. Just put in a gift card from her favorite store.
Now you can say “thank you” for making your Valentines Day shopping a breeze.
So I have merged the convenience of online shopping with the thrill of being with shoppers in the stores. Check out my Etsy shop for some great new gift card holders. Buy them from my shop and then head out to get those gift cards.
First I have updated last year’s popular coffee shop gift card holder, now expresso(ing) a latte holiday. It is a smart white cup with the familiar craft sleeve and a place to add your gift card. And who doesn’t love a coffee shop gift card?
Next I have crafted a cute lil coin purse for her. Just add a gift card from her favorite shopping spot and you’re good to go. So convenient for co-workers, secret santa and even stocking stuffers. If you don’t know where she shops, just get a generic visa card.
Lastly, for that hard to shop for GUY on your list. An awesome tape measure that can hold a gift card from any hardware store. PERFECT for him. He can buy just what he wants.
I suppose some kids are happy to return to school. And there are those kids who are sad summer is almost over. I personally love this time of year cuz I love buying new school supplies. It’s the nerd in me, but a new notebook or special mechanical pencil floats my boat.
A long long long time ago I was a teacher aide in an elementary school. And although I loved it – the first part of the school year was always the hardest. Kids getting into a routine after months of relaxing, setting up classrooms to inspire students and the actual day to day lunch duty (ugh!). Oh how I would have loved a lil parent love at the beginning of the school year.
So I am offering this fun way to “show a latte love” to teachers, aides, coaches, mentors, or carpool folks.
All you need to add is a coffee shop gift card. Check it at my Etsy shop.
Be sure to let me know how to personalize it with their name.
And go buy some school supplies – if not for yourself, to donate to your local school.
I know that thanksgiving is in November and that’s when most folks think thankful thoughts, but for me, May and June are also the best time of year for thanking. We thank our moms, grandmothers, daughters who give us grandchildren and other “mom” types in May. And it’s pretty easy to thanks those ladies. Flowers, candy, dinner out – boom done.
But as we turn around and it do all over again for all those guys in June, sometimes the perfect gift escapes us. So I expanded my line of “thanks a latte” cards to include those helpful guys: dads, the uncles, the grandfathers, and sons who give us grandchildren. Heck you could even use these to thank your co-workers, realtors, gardeners, handymen, and teachers. And the best part is all you have to do is buy a coffee card and visit my Etsy Shop to get-r-done.
I’m headed ‘down south’ tomorrow just in time for Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras). I won’t actually be in bourbon street or even New Orleans but coming close to catch the spirit of the celebration. In honor I made some cards to capture the feeling. Hope you are thinking of enjoying a feast and perhaps listening to some jazz. Shake it up!! And look out Georgia – here I come. Can’t wait to play with my sweet grandkids who will be off school for much of my visit. Yeah!
Happy New Year!! Wishing 2016 a great birthday and hoping she will be a great year. I tried my hand at doing an “inlay” card. This is a bit time consuming but I LOVE the results. As you can see instead of just glueing the individual letters to the card, I inserted them into the card base and overlapped them. Cool effect!
Available now at my Etsy shop:Inlaid greeting card
Happy Birthday 2016