Hi there! Ok...you're probably looking at this first picture and going 'whaaa?'. Here's the short story: my friend Kathi is about to participate in her third Breast Cancer 3 Day walk and she needed thank you notes to send to all of the people who have sponsored her. Ha! Bet 'cha thought I couldn't tell a short story! Well...you're right. Here's the rest: so I made up a batch for her and hit a bit of a snag when I went to package them up for delivery.
The snag? I'd forgotten to come up with a packaging plan. Yep. See, when I do wedding invitations, etc. I immediately know I need to obtain a box for packaging and I'll purchase a special memory box for presentation (functional and professional). Easy peasy. And when I fill smaller orders I utilize clear, vinyl card boxes. But somehow I just didn't make the connection in my head that the order for Kathi put me somewhere in the middle ground. What to do, what to do? Seriously, I sat in my craft room with my finger on my lip as I said that out loud.
And then my eyes landed on an empty shoebox that I have been saving. Never knew exactly what I was saving it for, I only knew that I didn't want to throw it out. Eureka! The only problem? I couldn't hand my good friend her order in a box that proclaimed it held size 7 and a half mules! So I sat back down and put my finger back on my lip. What to do? What to do? The solution? One sheet of 12 x 12 My Mind's Eye paper. See, it's a good thing that I have so many craft supplies. I took the opportunity to tell my husband, too.
Note to self: don't bring up the subject of craft supply purchases with the husband.
Back to the box: so I cut out one of the blossoms, curled it a bit and popped it on foam dots, added some May Arts and Papertrey ribbons and wrote Kathi's name on a Cuttlebug tag. Here's the inside...turns out this shoebox is a perfect fit for standard A2 cards and envelopes. I added some fresh tissue paper to ensure that they didn't move around and become damaged in transit. Done! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time...M