Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July Birchbox and the Doodlecharms Bus

I finally received my July Birchbox last week.  This is what arrived:



I have to say this has been the best box thus far.  I'm loving the new "snazzy" ear buds and elegant eyeliner.  The remainder of the products were "fan-tabulous" as well.  I will soon be graduating from my pink pencil box to possibly a "real" make-up bag. Yee-Ha~

On another note:

Those of you who have been following me a while, know I have a Cricut and love it.   I 'm madly in love with the school bus on the Doodlecharms cartridge.  Almost obsessed with it.  Not sure if it's just because of Back to School or what.  Remember the treat bags in this post

Last week, Michaels had scrapbook paper for 20 cents.  I grabbed a few patterned sheets.  I don't usually use patterns.I don't coordinate them well.  Patterns are completely out of my comfort zone.   My Teacher Assistant, on the other hand,  does all sorts of projects with patterned paper using her Cricut.  So, I decided to try to make a few items using something other than a solid or floral print. 

These striped buses came out SUPER CUTE.  At least I think so any way.  But what would I do with them all?


Since I was on a bus kick, I decided to use the buses to make a back to school card.  I came up with this:



I wasn't in love with it.  I used my Cuttlebug to create the green background.  I added a "cutsie" border.  Regardless, I just didn't fall in love with the card. I gave it a thumbs down.  I literally tossed and turned all night that night thinking about this card.  Yes- really!

A card. 

I awoke the next morning with this layout on my mind.


It was still missing something, so I added the letters "S-c-h-o-o-l."  You can't have a bus without words on it, right?


SATISFIED. 


I created 6 cards total. I then recycled a Birchbox and decorated the top to look just like the cards.  The final product was a boxed set of school bus note cards. I loved how the gingham, stripes, and "plaid-like" patterns came together.  I think I will give these to my co-worker who has taken over my grade level chairperson responsibilities since I have been tracked out.It's a small gift for all she has done during my three weeks on summer vacation.


I also created these apple themed cards in a boxed set.



What do you think of these two sets? 

Once upon a time, I owned an Etsy shop. Pre-Blogging days Business was SUPER, DUPER SLOW, so I closed it.  Almost a year later, I'm wondering if I should reopen the shop to sell my cards or place them on TPT.  Give me your input.  Which, if either, do you think would best work for me? Tell me of your experiences or a friends experience on selling handmade items on the web.

Can't wait to hear from you.



1 comment:

  1. So, so, so cute!! I always love your cards, but wish they didn't keep you up at night! ;) Enjoy the rest of your va-cay...

    ~Jen
    Hello Mrs Sykes

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