22. Dec 2008

Gift wrapping inspiration

As christmas is coming closer, I’ve been looking for some creative gift wrapping ideas on the net and thought I’d share some of the inspiration I found:

creative gift wrapping by reeseau.

Since I love the simplicity of muji style, this wrapping by reeseau is one of my

Package by popsie@flickr.

This is a fabulous solution by popsie@flickr, if you like your gift wrapping to be eco friendly and beautiful at the same time.

Calligraphed wrapping by Unhindered by Talent.

If you are into calligraphie, this handmade giftwrap by Unhindered by Talent might be your thing.

blythe - floral bag packaging by craftapalooza.

I really like these floral bags by Craftpalooza, who used some buttons and ribbon for the closing.

The site http://www.boakart.com/wrap/WrapArt.html offers a whole galerie full of inspiration.

And in case you have something really big to wrap, you might consider this method by Wellstone:

Happy holidays!

Filed under: Allgemein
14. Dec 2008

and the winners are….

First let me say thank you soo much to everyone who commented for their wonderful feedback and input! It’s been fabulous to read and really exciting to find out, what you’d use your memo pockets for.

First DIY Kit ready to be shipped

I randomly drew 2 winners using random.org and the winners are Michael (Comment #5) and Judy (Comment #6). Congratulations Judy and Michael! Please send me your adress to kathrin (~at~) paperama (~dot~) de or via flickr mail.

First DIY Kits ready to be shipped

To everyone who didn’t win, thanx again for participating and if you’re interested check back once in a while for updates on the diy kit and info when it’s in the shop.

Filed under: Memo pockets
8. Dec 2008

DIY Memo pockets kit – Give away

A few weeks back Sandrine put this idea in my head of making a do-it-yourself memo pockets craft kit.

Handmade memo pockets in a row

We had some discussions about it on flickr, I thought it through, then started to write down instructions and started to do tons of illustrations and…

DIY Memo pocket kit illustration

… finally this last weekend I put everything together – So I’m happy to say the memo pockets kit is (almost) finished – yeay!

Handmade memo pockets in a row

This kit is for a small memo pocket with 5 pockets:
Outside: 5 3/4″ by 4 1/4″ (14.5 x 10.5 cm)
Pockets: 5.6″ by 4.05″ (14.2 x 10.3 cm)

Besides illustrated step-by-step instructions each kit includes:
> Cardstock sheets for 5 pockets
> Cardboard covers
> Decorative paper for the cover
> Ribbon
> Bookbinding glue
> Glueing template

BUT, there’s still one very import thing missing: it needs to be tested and as I would probaby not be the best candidate, i thought I’d post a fab little testing give away!

The first kit – of course – goes to Sandrine for giving me the idea and lots of helpful feedback – thanx so much Sandrine! BUT I wanna give away 3, so there are 2 more for you to get!

So for your chance to get one of these kits, please leave a comment answering these 3 little questions until Sunday, Dec 14th 9pm GMT (5pm EST):

1) What would you use your memo pockets for?
2) What are your top 3 colour combinations from the above image?
3) What would be a fair price to sell this kit for?

Important: Please only participate if you agree to test the kit and give me some feedback how it worked for you within 4 weeks after you received it!
I will randomly select 2 winners and post them here on Monday, Dec 15th.