Sunday, December 27, 2015

Happy New Year - Keeping Organzied

I'm counting down to the New Year and really looking forward to 2016!

I've come up with a couple of new year's resolutions -- one of which is to always have paper and pen on hand. What better way than to keep one of these mini journals in my bag. Won't you take a look at my latest creations:

Here's one I created with the new year in mind. It's basic - simple - pretty!!

I had fun creating this little journal with it's patriotic theme and peace message! I love the vintage look and decorative edging!!

If you're left-handed, you're in luck. There are several left-handed journals in my shop:

Whatever the case, I hope the new year brings you happiness!

Enjoy your 2016 journey:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

File Folder Gift Tags

Hi Everyone!

One of my favorite activities of the Christmas season is wrapping gifts. I love playing with different colored wrapping paper and ribbons and string and bows ... and well, I know -- you either love it or hate it!

Today I'm featuring gift tags that I made with Deena's adorable Ginger Snowman Crocks Printable Hang Tags.

Hang Tags - Ginger Snowman Crocks

These tags are so sweet -- there are four different tags and you will get two of each on a sheet. All you need to do is print them out on heavy cardstock, cut, punch out a hole and add a ribbon or string!! So easy!

I decided to do something a bit different and created gift tags from little file folders that I had on hand.

The folders measure 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 and the hang tags fit perfectly on the front of the folder.

After cutting out the snowmen images, I glued them to the front of two kraft paper and two ivory folders. I stamped "Merry Christmas" on the tab of each folder and added a glittery brad to each.

These tags would look great on a gift wrapped in brown paper -- just add some natural colored string -- and what a delightful presentation that would make!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. For more gift wrapping inspiration, check out all of the Printable Hang Tags at the Ewe-N-Me website.

Merry Christmas all!


Monday, December 7, 2015

Sleigh Bells Ring!!!

Hi everyone! Happy December!

I'm NOT going to do the count down to Christmas (because I don't want to panic myself or any of you)!! But, if you are looking for easy, quick and BEAUTIFUL Christmas card ideas you are in luck today!!

The cards I'm featuring were created with Deena's (from Ewe-N-Me Printables) Label Sheet - Sleigh Bells Ring.

The downloadable features two different sizes of the label -- and you will get three of each size on an 8-1/2 x 11 page. Label sizes are 3 x 3.75" and 2.5 x 3.25.I used the larger size for my cards.

After printing out the sheet, I cut out one of the larger images and adhered it to piece of a natural colored corrugated tile. I love the texture of these tiles and they work so well with Deena's vintage images.  I adorned the tile with a blue ribbon and wooden snowflake embellishment that I sprayed with pearl mist to give it a sparkling finish. I attached the finished piece to a blue card -- and I love the way the blue enhances the beautiful Sleigh Bell image!

I created a similar card using a white tile background. It really gives the card a bright and festive feel! Can't you just hear those sleigh bells?

I hope this gives you inspiration to create your own beautiful and festive cards!

For more Ewe-N-Me Label Sheets, please visit the Ewe-N-Me website!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you next time!


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Cyber Sale

Hi everyone!

Now through December 3 you can get 20% off your purchase at my Etsy shop PrettyByrdDesigns. Just use the code CYBER15 at check out to receive your discount.

My shop offers a variety of originally designed cards, gift boxes, mini journals and gift tags -- a great selection for your holiday shopping needs.

Here are just a few of the items available:

Christmas cards:

including Christmas note cards:

Stocking stuffers, such as mini journals:

and mini canvases: 

And, of course that special gift box:

Custom order are gladly accepted, too!

Why not shop PrettyByrdDesigns this holiday season for that special gift!!

Thanks for stopping by!!