Monday, May 30, 2016

BEACH BAGS


What makes a great beach bag?

A beach bag should be:

Large enough to fit a towel, a book, a water bottle, a hat, and of course an ipod.

Chic looking and colorful on the beach.

Strong enough to take pounding.











Saturday, February 27, 2016

Gift card Presentation

More and more retailers offer their customers the option to use gift cards. The U.S. is a few years ahead of Europe in the growth of the gift card market with gift cards being fully established there. The packaging of the gift card plays an important role in the US. Packaging is also becoming more important in Europe.






Consumers think gift cards are often unoriginal, boring and impersonal. Research has shown that 34% of consumers claim that the gift cards have a lack of fantasy.




All these problems can be tackled with good gift card packaging. The packaging gives the gift card an attractive appearance.  


Year after year, gift cards are the most requested holiday present, and birthdays aren't much different.










I know...gift cards & money aren’t the most personal gifts, but sometimes it’s just the way to go.















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Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Go Green" and Be Fashionable



Today, we are becoming increasingly concerned about the environment. In order to “Go Green,” we are looking for items that will protect our earth. One way to start is to reduce the use of plastic bags. A good substitute is the biodegradable jute bag.
We have every reason to use them — grocery shopping, do our dry cleaning, take them to the beach or pool, or go running around about town. Jute bags are so elegant and fashionable that they’re nice enough to take them to work. Once finished with them, plant them in your garden.








Saturday, January 28, 2012

Giftcard Packaging for Every Occasion

Presentation is Everything in Gift Giving - Gift Cards are no Exception.

Gift cards are replacing "real gifts" in many situations and handmade packaging is key to their personalization.





The right gift cardholder “allows you to create that personalization,” says Angela Thompson, program manager for Christmas for American Greetings. The right gift cardholder, expressing just the right sentiment, helps demonstrate that you put thought into the gift and didn’t just buy any old thing, she says.




Unlike many gift card packaging products on the market (boxes, tins, cards), these gift card holders embody creativity, craftsmanship, beauty and function and will surely add flair and sophistication to gift card giving.





Tuesday, August 30, 2011

BACK TO SCHOOL GIFTS


Hand-stitched, felt giftcard holders

Summer is officially over and the beginning of the school year is here.

Students across the country will be heading back to the classroom and they're going to need school supplies and clothes.





It's always nice to give the student in your life a little extra help in getting geared up for a successful school year.


A giftcard from the following retailers 
make a great gift:
Hand-stitched gift bag


Walmart and Staples - for school supplies.

Target and Old Navy - for affordable fashions

Apple Store - for computer items

Friday, June 24, 2011

Martini Home Decor







Martini dish towels are a welcome addition for any kitchen or bar area.  




These towels feature a nice combination of summer colors. Perfect for use when entertaining outdoors.  Made of beige waffle weave 100% cotton with a martini cotton print appliqué’.  Oversized – 20” x 30”.

These kitchen towels are hand-crafted by me and available for sale.  Please inquire for price.



Friday, June 3, 2011

FASHIONABLE Gift-card Holders

Presentation is Everything!  Wrap your greeting, cash or gift card with these adorable gift-card holders.  Hand-stitched in bright colors with fabric appliques and embellished with rhinestones.

Sassy Shoe Collection - A vintage style shoe design.




Cool Shades Collection - Retro sunglasses, wicked cat's eyes or 50s, 60s, 70s
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