Thursday, January 17, 2013

Kraft Brown Paper and Paint Chip Sample Thank You Note Idea

The punch and glue dragonfly paint-chip sample card is at the end of this blog post...if you've come to my blog because of this photo (found on Instagram or Pinterest) I thank you for the visit!
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I take vitamins daily, which worked in  my favor until the day after Christmas!  I caught a mean, lean, bug that parked me on the couch for a few days.  As I said, at least it was the DAY AFTER Christmas.  How to turn the proverbial lemons into lemonade? Make mine pink, please...



A couple things: The number one sweet deal was Netflix.  We have successfully stayed away from Netflix through the years.  But when you live out in the country and just need a movie, and you are sick, not able to drive to town to rent one (too much gas anyway!), Netflix starts to look pretty promising.  And throw in a month's free trial? 

I spent the next two days watching every episode of DC Cupcakes.  I have never watched the show on TV, I don't even know what channel it comes on or if we even receive it.  But I sure loved watching every show.  It was the perfect prescription for a sick girl, me!  The sisters interaction was fun to watch, as were all their creative cupcakes creations. 


The following Tuesday I was so excited when our daughter and family said they were coming over.  Someone to make cupcakes for---yippee!  I whipped up a batch of white chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate whipped icing.  To. Die. For.    I had been researching how to make yummy cupcakes using a store bought cake mix, and was successful. My mistake: I sent the ones we didn't eat back home with them, so that I wouldn't be tempted to eat them.  I was sick with the realization that I just made the best tasting cupcakes in my entire life and didn't keep any for us!   Oh well, Melissa and family enjoyed them. 


The second thing I did while sick was to put together a sort of craft box.  When I was in first grade I had whopping cough (yes, I really did, not a fun disease).  I missed about a month (or more) of school but my sweet mother was creative in keeping me busy.  I remember the Brand New Tablet she brought home one day.  The pages were multi-colored, so clean and new.  I may have had one pencil and a few crayons, but I was in heaven: a new tablet!    So when I'm sick on the couch for a few days I make up a "sick girl" box for myself, filling it with pretty paper scraps, glue and scissors.

 
With the paper scraps, stamps and pink paint chips (I use a lot of PINK in my sign painting business) I made "thank you" notes for all the lovely Christmas gifts I received. I used a dragonfly paper punch and punched a row of dragonflies (fly, flies?), gluing them onto fold brown Kraft paper scraps, cut to fit envelopes.  I used white stamping ink to stamp the "THANK YOU", as the white pops off the brown paper.  I called this my "Ombre Thank You Notes" and posted it to Instgram and Pinterest, attracting some attention!  Which is always fun. After this note tag was posted I had about a bajillion new followers to my Pinterest "Paper Love" board



The dragonfly punch is by Martha Stewart. It was a gift given to me by my sister a few years ago. I checked with her and she said she purchased it at Ross.  Since then I've checked and found this is a discontinued punch. But...there's always eBay!  You could use any design punch to get the same results.
 
Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Heidi

9 comments:

Jane said...

What a clever idea! Heading over to see your Pinterest board now :) Hope you're feeling much better by now!

Scrap for Joy said...

I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was so clever! I love using paint chips in crafting and have to limit myself when I go to Lowes...don't want to be banned from the paint department..hehehe. The ombré look is great and of course folks like to receive handmade notes! So glad you're feeling better..lots of nasty things going around.
xoxo

Amy said...

What a great idea, Heidi!!! I love this!!!

Holly Lefevre said...

So cute...what a great idea!

The Open Window said...

I love those paint chip cards. That is such a cute idea I think I might have to go get some cute punches now! Found you through the handmade project linky @ tip junkie

*katie said...

Super cute! And I found you on pinterest :)

Lea said...

those cupcakes look amazing! And of COURSE I'm smitten with those dragonflykisses paint chips! haha So Heidi!!! -- (I'm SO anxious to hear about the eagle/Godthing! )

Anonymous said...

Where do you get dragonfly paper punches?

Heidi said...

Hi!
The punch is a discontinued Martha Stewart punch. You can watch for it on eBay.