Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Beary Cute

Happy Wednesday friends! If we don't eat up all the evidence before I am able to take a photo, I may have another recipe to share soon.

I have another Christmas card sample to share using another Stampavie image. These bears just melt my heart.

Because there isn't a ton of intricate detail in the image this one colors up rather quickly. I like that! I am keeping my layers and embellishments to a minimum so that when it comes time to send them out I am not smacked with a huge postage bill. A girl's gotta think about such things. But I added lots of Stickles for shine and popped up the small gift and star for interest. Those things won't tip the scale yet add a fun element.

If you are still interested in buying the calendar files, scroll down a couple of posts and you will find the post along with a button to purchase.

Some of you asked about teacher gift ideas and also for some packaging ideas for the calendar cases. The gift I give most to teachers are these calendars, they are practical, nice and surely will stand out from the piles of mugs, lol. I usually just wrap them and tie a bow around them. They are small enough that using real ribbon isn't that costly and the ribbon really dresses it up. If you figure the per piece cost it comes in under $1.50, maybe even a dollar. Where can you buy a gift that lasts all year for that? Magnetic list pads are another item I often give as gifts. Of course, you usually can't go wrong with chocolate ;). Just make sure you wrap it in a nice bag or favor container...hand made of course.

Someone else asked about the case size. I discovered these cases several years ago and the company I get them from calls them mini calendar cases and they look just like a CD case but smaller. Here is the link again to the website I order from. You can do a google search for other sources, here are a couple I found but since I have not purchased from them I can not vouch for their service.
I would advise ordering early however. There have been several years where they have been on backorder making it hard to get them before the holidays.

Well, this chickie needs to get to work. Thanks for stopping by!


diane (cookiestamper) said...

so cute, Tracy! Love the popped up star! Hope things are good up there!

Anita said...

I love your card. That little teddy is so adorable.

JeanFB said...

So cute! I have trouble keeping those Christmas cards flat.... so much temptation to add buttons and bows, LOL! I love the embossing and the slight pop-up... I'll have to keep those techniques in mind for giving my Christmas cards some extra dimension without the extra postage, too. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy, I really like the paper you used with this cute image. Your coloring was great on this little guy. Blessings to you, Rea