I decided to step outside of my card-making box. The W2SB tag line encourages projects other than cards. So, I decided to use this an opportunity to try out possible non-card craft show ideas: gift card holders, bookmarks, and ornament tags. :)
Gift Card Holders
Gift card holders seemed like a good place to start -- something that everyone needs during the holiday season... and something much quicker to make than my typical cards. So, where did I go for ideas? Why, the Internet, of course!
I found a number of design possibilities and went with a basic trifold design my holders. For step-by-step instructions for the holders shown below, please click here. :)
Next on my list, was trying my hand at some bookmarks. Again, the Internet came to the rescue with several options. I decided to go with corner bookmarks, like the ones shown here.
|SU cherry cobbler; stash white; Recollections black (for bookmark base, not shown)|
SU owl builder punch (for hat topper circle) adhered with Glue Dot
|Step 1: Cut 4.25" square pieces of paper. |
Score lines along the middle vertically and horizontally.
Then, score diagonally as shown.
|Step 2: Mark the sections to be cut out with Xs.|
|Step 3: Cut out the marked sections.|
|Step 4: Fold the two triangle along the scored lines.|
Step 5: Decorate as desired. :)
Since the Santa bookmark turned out pretty well, I'm going to make up several different kinds -- including monsters like the ones shown in the link above -- for next year's craft show. While there might be a market for Santa gift card holders, there probably isn't quite as much of a demand for Santa bookmarks after Christmas. :)
Ornament Gift Tags
I really do think folks like my cards. But, most folks don't seem to send old-fashioned cards nearly as much these days. Seems these cards have been replaced by those fun photo cards. I'm thinking that gift tag versions that double as ornaments might be the way to go. They could be just the answer to card-like keepsakes.
In keeping with the holiday theme, I've made two versions of a Santa ornament/tag. Not quite sure which I prefer. Think I'm leaning towards the second ornament/tag which was inspired by a paper-pieced Santa I found on Pinterest.
Hope you will be able to join us for this month's W2SB challenge. In addition to a Guest I-Teamer gig and our W2SB winner badge, this month's winner will receive a polka-dot alphabet stamp set from My Favorite Things.
And, I'd love some feedback on the gift card holders, bookmarks, and ornament tags. Do you like one of these ideas more than the others? Have you sold anything like these at craft shows? If yes, how did it go? Feel free to leave a comment below about any feedback/suggestions. :)
Hope the New Year is off to a great start. As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!