09 December, 2009

Swappin' Postage Thingys


Yep, signed up for yet another swap. I need more of those like I need another hole in my head.
But it was for a cute idea so I had to get in on it too.

The swap is hosted by dhayes1 on Splitcoaststampers, and the idea is to make a little holder for your return postage. Its such a neat idea! The un-creative me, has always just stuck it in the envelope willy-nilly. Now what kind of a stamper am I?!

There's still plenty of time to join, so if you wanna.... HERE is the link.


I used some Pacific Point DSP from stampin' up & I didn't have any stamps that said "postage" or anything remotely related. So I opted not to stamp them up. I cut the PP into 6x6 inch squares and simply did a diaper fold. They were SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO easy and they whipped up SOOOOOOOOOOOOO quickly! I finished them off with a giant Prima flower, tied some white 1/4" grosgrain ribbon around it, and accented it with a sparkly star secured with Crystal Effects.

I love using Crystal effects to secure tiny things. You can squirt out a little bit, it dries quickly, and boy is it ever secure!!

yes, that is the same manicured thumb stuck inside the holder. And wouldn't ya believe it? yes, I broke that very nail! I tell ya, if something bad is gonna happen, I am the prime candidate for it to happen to! Oh well..... guess I just need to go pamper myself at the salon again, and get it fixed!

Always look on the bright siiiiide of life... do do.. do do do do do do.......

7 comments:

Lorie said...

Well, what a cute, and great idea this is!! Love the colors you used, Karen. That PP DP is very pretty!

Love ya,
Lorie

P.S.- I'm still loving your nails, too! Are you sure I can't send you some images in return for the WOJ? I'd be happy to. Just tell me what you're in need of!

Michelle said...

Very Cute Karen! I haven't joined any swaps and kep thinking I should...but...never do...lol....

Michelle said...

These are adorable and so springlike. Just the bees knees - and no sunflowers :)

Thanks for sharing, whoever receives these will be so lucky...

Catherine said...

What a fabby idea! Yours are soooooo darn cute! Love the blue DP and purple flower. The star center is awesome!
How are the nails holding up? :D

MiamiKel said...

These are darling!!! What a cute idea - a mini version of the Calendar Girls Sweet P swap, lol! Adorable! Love the new blog background, the new nails, your new WOF ... girl, you are just NEW! :) Muah!

Susan said...

Too cute!!! I made the bigger pouches for Paola's swap last year but never thought of making minis for something like this! LOVE IT! {HUG}

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

This is a fabulous idea...I'm so not creative with thiings like this...I just paper clip the stamps or money to the return envie...on my to do list for the new year.