Saturday, July 31, 2010

#54 Pretty poinsettias

Well, this is the last day of my Christmas in July promotion, which has been free worldwide shipping. What more festive way to celebrate can there be but seasonal flowers. Let these poinsettia envelopes bloom under your Christmas tree or on your Christmas table with a special wish for each guest. Click on the photo above to learn more about these teeny tiny envelopes.

Friday, July 30, 2010

#53 Green and pink envelopes for all occasions

These teeny tiny square envelopes are bright and perky and would be a lovely party favor at a garden tea or for a little girl's birthday party. They would also work well as a gift tag for a Christmas gift.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

#52 - the sixth #52 Teeny tiny Christmas wreath envelopes

Today I have more stripes to offer, but these have little tiny wreaths running across them. The colors are bright and very modern.

I've got quite a few more Christmas envelopes to list yet, and then I get to start with some of the new papers I've been buying, as well as some of the new envelope shapes. I'm going to be making business-card size envelopes in lovely patterns and textured solids. I may start cutting them today!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A winner!! #500

I know there's a lot of numbers floating around my blog lately, but this is a big one! LocalColorist bought the 500th item from my shop, and will be the winner of the free teeny tiny envelopes!

#52 Redux -- Classic Christmas stripes

Things have been going well with the CHRISTMAS IN JULY promotion -- free worldwide shipping -- and my little envelopes have made their way to quite a few new homes. In fact, it's put me on the cusp of 500 sales. And the 500th purchase earns a free set of envelopes of their choosing in celebration! That plus free shipping!

Today's offering is a set of bright, cheery Christmas stripes in lime green and red -- classic but playful. These would be great as place cards, gift tags, or party favors. Or if you're planning a December wedding, they'd work great as wedding favors. Just click on the photo above to learn more about them or to visit my Etsy shop.

Oh, and the #52? I'm listing a new set of envelopes every day until I have 100 sets of envelopes in my shop (or until my wedding day). After that, I will start a new challenge. Stay tuned to see what's next!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

#52 Cheery Christmas tree envelopes

I'm really having fun with my CHRISTMAS IN JULY promotion, and enjoy sending out these teeny tiny envelopes to the four corners of the globe. Lots of people who buy them use them as free gifts or thank you notes in their Etsy shops, so they travel even further.

Today's offering is very green, decorated with cheery little Christmas trees. Some of my favorite paper in this series. Click on the photo above to find out more about them or to visit my Etsy shop.

Monday, July 26, 2010

#53 More Christmas stripes today

These teeny tiny envelopes havesome Christmas-sy red and green in them, but they're also filled with other rich, warm colors -- brown, yellow, aqua. I think they'd be great for back to school or other autumn uses, too. Just click on the photo to visit the listing in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

#52 Christmas-striped snowflake envelopes

There's lots of red and green in my studio right now, and it's amazing that you can find such an array of patterns using those two colors. Working with all these Christmas patterns reminds me that it's not that long before holiday shopping becomes a major endeavor.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

#51 Happy holidays teeny tiny miniature square envelopes

Today's entry into my 100 mini envelope mega challenge is a complement to yesterday's entry -- it's got the same delicate scrollwork, but has small orange banners that read "happy holidays" -- totally charming and very pretty. Just click on the photo above to read more about them and my CHRISTMAS IN JULY FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING promotion (which runs through the end of July).

Friday, July 23, 2010

#53 Delicate holiday scrollwork

Today's envelopes are made of some very pretty paper -- some of my favorite out of this collection. It features delicate black scrollwork -- a little bit like Christmas trees -- with accents of red and green. You can click on the photo above to visit my Etsy store and read more about them.

And don't forget to enter my give away -- the drawing will be held tomorrow and the lucky winner gets his/her choice of any teeny tiny envelope set in my shop!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

#52 Pretty teal plaids

These pretty teal and sky blue plaid teeny tiny miniature square envelopes would work for the holidays or for any occasion calling for something cheerful and bright. They would be a perfect place to put secret lunch box notes for students or someone special -- sure to brighten their day. And during my 2010 Christmas in July sale, there's free worldwide shipping on them.

If you haven't entered my give away, there's still a few days to go. Just go to this linkfor details, and comment with your own ideas about how these envelopes, or any of the others in my Etsy shop, could be used.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

#51 Gorgeous polka dots

Polka dots are a perennial favorite, and these little envelopes are real gems -- some of my favorites. Bright red and soft blue dots sit against a pine green background. Click on the photo above for more information or to visit my Etsy shop. And don't forget to enter my blog give away -- you could win these or any other teeny tiny envelopes in my shop by entering. Here's the link to the give away.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

#49 Two steps forward...

Today we're back to #49 -- a good thing because it means that some of my teeny tinies are on their way around the world. These teeny tinies have holiday words printed on them. They're in Christmas colors -- red, gold and green, and the words are very Christmas-sy, although they say Happy Holidays. Put one at each place setting instead of place cards on your Christmas dinner table and include a little note for each guest! To read more about this set of teeny tiny envelopes, just click on the photo above. And don't forget to enter my teeny tiny give away -- you could win your choice of teeny tiny envelopes from my shop! Just go back a few days to Saturday's blog post (July 17). Also, remember that you get FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on teeny tinies during the month of July!

Monday, July 19, 2010

#52 Classic and classy Christmas striped mini envelopes

These teeny tiny Christmas striped envelopes would brighten any package under the tree. Better than standard gift tags because they leave you room to write a little message to the recipient. There are a thousand other uses for them, just look at my blog post from two days ago and enter my give-away by listing your own idea about how to use them. Or click on the photo to visit my shop.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

#51 Teeny tiny Christmas tree envelopes

Now, in the heat of summer, is the time to save on Christmas shopping. Here's #51 in my 100 mini envelope challenge. As I made these, I realized how quickly the holidays will be upon us, and what a rush it is to get everything ready. But I also enjoy the different symbols of the winter holidays, and like the playfulness of these little trees. Anyway, to read more about these miniature envelopes, visit my Etsy shop by clicking on the photo above. And don't forget to enter my giveaway by reading yesterday's blog post!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

#50 Half-way there and time for a give-away

Today's feature is teeny tiny miniature square snowflake envelopes, my second offering for the winter holidays.

To celebrate being half-way to the end of my 100 envelope challenge, I'm having a giveaway. The prize is any set of teeny tiny envelopes you choose in my shop. Here's what you need to do to enter:

Read the descriptions and tags in a few of the listings, and come up with a new use for my teeny tiny envelopes. Then just put it in your comments along with your email address so I can reach you to tell you if you've won! Thanks for helping me out!

Friday, July 16, 2010

#49 Teeny tiny miniature square CHRISTMAS envelopes

We've finally gotten to my Christmas stock. I've been working away in my studio for days, buried under Christmas-themed and -colored papers in preparation for the annual Etsy Christmas in July sale. So I'm excited to offer these pretty blue paper envelopes with white script and swirls. And tomorrow I'll begin posting about my giveaway here, so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE during the month of July. Click on the photo above to go to my Etsy shop and learn the details.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

#48 Pink gingham teeny tiny envelopes

Oh, these are sweet! They would be wonderful favors at a baby shower, I'm thinking. Or at a bridal shower -- I'm having one this Sunday, and I'm very excited! (Just thought I would share.) If you want to know more about these teeny tiny envelopes, just click on the picture to visit my Etsy shop! Thanks for stopping by!

And keep those ideas about how to use these darlings flowing -- the giveaway starts in just two days or at #50!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

#47 Beautiful teal blue -- or is it green?

These little lovelies come in a solid and two patterns, and I think they're absolutely darling. Only 53 to go in my challenge, and I have some great surprised in store. Thanks for coming by, and be sure and start thinking about uses for these little guys so you can enter my giveaway, coming in just a few days!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

#45 Reminds me of balloons

Today, ladies and gentlemen, we draw one step closer to the end of the challenge with the introduction of my red bubble teeny tiny envelopes. Of course there are stripes, too, but one pattern reminds me of a cluster of balloons floating in the sky. We're also one step closer to my give-away.

Monday, July 12, 2010

#44 Back to school browns and oranges

Today's offering is brought to you with no thanks to Twink the helpful cat lying on my right arm. It's a medley of brown, orange and aqua, with both solids and print patterns. All come with notes tucked inside, ready for you to write a message of your own.

And stay tuned for the upcoming giveaway. Start thinking of new uses for my teeny tiny envelopes to enter.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

#42 and #43 we're moving toward a give-away

#42 and #43 in the 100 envelope challenge are very different. They're different sizes, different materials, different designs. But that's just a sample of what teeny tiny envelopes are about. Click on either picture to visit my Etsy shop.

Without further ado, here's #42, teeny tiny jewel toned envelopes measuring 1.25x1.25 (my best seller)

and #43, measuring 2.25x2.25

After the Christmas in July envelopes get posted, I will be adding two more designs -- both rectangular. And you never know what they'll be made of -- I'm having a great time going through my favorite papers and turning them into envelopes for you.

And the give-away: to enter, just leave a comment on my blog suggesting new ways these envelopes can be used that I haven't listed in my descriptions. It'll start the day I list #50.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

And here's #41 in oranges and browns

These envelopes remind me of autumn and back to school, which, unfortunately or not, is just around the corner. There's 18 of them in two floral prints and one stripe. In the meantime, I'm back to work on my Christmas in July entries. Have a great day!

Oh, one other thing: I'm planning on having a give-away beginning on the day I list my 50th set of teeny tinies. To enter, you will need to comment and tell me a new thing to do with teeny tinies. That's all! Carry on!

Friday, July 9, 2010

#40 (again) Charcoal

Today's set is very sophisticated in charcoal grey, I think. One paper is solid, the other has curvaceous swirls running through it.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

#41 Set in red

Time for something cheerful, and these red envelopes will do just fine, I think. There's 18 of them in a coordinated set, with six each of three papers. They were fun to make and will be fun to use. Just click on the photo to visit them in my shop! Have a great day!

I'm off to work on Christmas in July goodies.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My studio: Making teeny tiny envelopes

I'm in the process of making some teeny tiny envelopes in winter patters so that I can participate in the Christmas in July event that Etsy has now sponsored for three years. I thought that you might like to see what it looks like in my studio when I'm getting ready to make teeny tiny envelopes, so I took some pictures of my workspace.

Flowers from Burt, a.k.a. Mr. Quirk

Still-packed results of my last visit to Scrapbook Territory

My favorite studio chair -- I love to spin around in it

There is one big stack of paper on the floor, in addition to a whole wall full -- you'll see in a minute

My work corner. I have the whole room, but this is where I work.

Small stacks of paper that have been cut down, ready to be turned into teeny tiny envelopes.

I'm in the process of making some teeny tiny envelopes in winter patters so that I can participate in the Christmas in July event that Etsy has now sponsored for three years. I thought that you might like to see what it looks like in my studio when I'm getting ready to make teeny tiny envelopes, so I took some pictures of my workspace.

#40 Pretty purple plaids and stripes and some more butterflies

Today's entry in my 100 envelope challenge is made of deep purple tones and features both plaid and striped papers to complement the solid. I'm debating whether I should leave the notes plain white or decorate them with a stamped image in a matching ink -- heaven knows I've got plenty of ink colors and stamps. If you happen by here, I'd love to have your opinions on the subject.

And here's some pretty new checkered gingham butterflies I listed this morning!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

#38 Take me out to the circus teeny tiny miniature square envelopes

Today's envelopes have a certain cheer to them -- the colors are bright, the lines in the patterns remind me of a circus awning and the three rings where all the action takes place. There are 18 of them -- six in each pattern. I think they're useful for many things, among them scrapbook journaling, love notes, lunch box notes or gifts in their own right. They're also good for tooth fairies and stocking stuffers.

Last night I took all the scraps I've gathered from making teeny tiny envelopes during this challenge and punched out several hundred butterflies, my form of upcycling. They're also for sale in my shop.

Monday, July 5, 2010

#36 Chartreuse in July teeny tiny envelopes

Well, I had the good fortune to send some of my teeny tiny envelopes on their way to a lovely woman in Michigan who is using them for her Halloween wedding. I did manage to find one more set of Halloween envelopes, though. And believe it or not, they're chartreuse, just like the new set I'm offering today. I made it all the way to #40, but now I'm resetting to #36 and #37. And here they are!

Oh, and I thought of two other ways to use teeny tiny envelopes. They make great stocking stuffers -- we're going to put some in the travel bags we bought for our wedding attendants, along with some pretty toiletries. But I also think that tooth fairies everywhere would find them fun to use when they stick a quarter or a dollar -- or whatever the going rate is -- under tiny heads at night.

See ya tomorrow. And thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

#40 The prettiest set yet

Have you heard about my teeny tiny envelope challenge? I'm going to list a new set of teeny tiny envelopes every day in my Etsy shop until I have a hundred listed. Since I sold some yesterday, I'm not really at 40 right now, but it would be confusing to do this any other way. Anyway, here's set #40, which is made of paper, and I think they're some very pretty papers.

Basically, my teeny tiny envelopes come in different varieties -- some are made of paper, some are made of cardstock. Some of the cardstock is double-sided, which means it's printed on both sides. Some of it is just white on the back. Some of the cardstock is textured, which makes for lovely teeny tinies. Some of them are 1.25x1.25 inches with rounded flaps -- very tiny, and some are 2.25x2.25. Both sizes are die cut using different methods. I have a third type which I haven't introduced into my shop yet, so stay tuned for something different to make an appearance. Oh, and the flap of the larger envelopes can be gummed on request (I have special glue that you can lick to seal the envelope).

So thanks for following along and supporting this little self-imposed challenge to revitalize my shop, and thanks for coming by for a visit.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

#39 Red swirl teeny tiny miniature square envelopes

Well, the challenge is moving along. Here's #39. Thanks for coming back to take a gander. Now I'm off to clean up the remains of last night's chicken adobo dinner (the recipe is from the Williams-Sonoma slow cooker cook book, and it rocks -- it's also very easy)

Friday, July 2, 2010

#38 These may be the prettiest yet

These papers are perfectly cheerful. It brightened my day just to be cutting and pasting them. I present them for your viewing pleasure. Only 62 more to go!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

#37 Teeny tiny in plaid

Today has been hectic, with various phone calls about the wedding and just life in general. But I wanted to post today's entry in my 100 envelope challenge.