Sunday, January 31, 2010

14 days of giveaways!!

It's here!! The Knotties & Nesties on Etsy Valentine's Day giveaway extravaganza!

One team member is giving an item from their Etsy shop EVERY DAY. Items vary by shop so make sure you check every day!! Each giveaway will be posted at midnight the day the giveaway starts and will be drawn the same day at 10pm CST. Make sure to come back everyday and enter as many giveaways as you want!

The first day's giveaway has already been posted - check it out!

Check out the shops of participating KNET team members:

Friday, January 15, 2010

And the giveaway winner is...

Congratulations to Kim who wrote:

Kim said...
I am a fan! I love Simple Modern birth announcement! My baby is due to arrive March 4th!
JANUARY 11, 2010 7:12 AM 
 Please claim your prize by emailing me at by Monday 1/18 at noon PST.

If you didn't win, don't worry!  The Knotties & Nesties on Etsy Team are having a special "KNETteam loves you: 14 days of lovely giveaways" running February 1-14.  I will be giving away another free digital file on February 1st!  Stay tuned for more details!  :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

** CLOSED ** Giveaway Time!

* This giveaway is now closed - please check back for future giveaways! *

I love giveaways!  I really do - giveaways make me happy. :)  My oldest is turning 2 in just a couple weeks so I figure, let's do a giveaway in his honor (that's him... isn't he cute?).

I'm giving away TWO FREE digital files.  Winners can use their prize on any type of photo card (birth announcement, birthday invitation - or contact me to create a special card not listed in my shop - I love custom cards!).  Prizes must be claimed within 3 days but may be used at any time in 2010 (even for a holiday card at the end of the year).

You may enter up to FOUR times. The winners will be chosen from among comments on this blog post. You must comment one time for each entry, so you may comment up to four times.  Here's how to enter:
  1. Become a follower of this blog by clicking "follow" in the righthand column. THEN comment on this post with the words "follower".  (e.g. I'm a follower!) - If you are already a follower, skip that step and simply post "I'm a follower!".
  2. Become a fan on facebook (click here) THEN come back here and comment on this post with the words "I'm a fan!". (e.g. I'm a fan!) - If you are already a fan, skip that step and simply post "I'm a fan!".
  3. Visit my etsy site and browse through my photo cards. THEN come back here, post a comment on this post with one or two of your favorite cards. (e.g. I love the Simply Stated birth announcement!)
  4. Leave a comment on this blog telling me what event you have coming up in 2010 for which you would use a photo card (having a baby? child's birthday? moving?).
** Please make sure you either leave a way for me to contact you if you win - with your email in the comment or make sure your email shows in your blogger profile! **

Giveaway will end at 4pm PST on Friday January 15th.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

DIY - Gift Tags

Every January, I sit down and sift through all the holiday cards I received that year.  I keep all the photo cards and letters in a scrapbook (labeled by year) because I love to look through them year after year.  The store-bought holiday cards always end up in the recycle bin.  But this year, I decided to get some use out of them!  In just a short time, I cut them up into gift tag sized cards and strung them with ribbon to be used on next year's gifts.  I made 21 unique gift tags for $1.09 (could have been half that cost if I wanted just one color ribbon!).  What a deal!

What's great is this can be done with any cards you receive - why not make your own birthday/Valentine's/New Baby tags this year?  Here's how:

What You Need:

  • cards to be re-used
  • scissors or paper cutter
  • hole punch
  • ribbon (1/8" wide) cut into ~ 7.5" lengths

What You Do:
1. Using a paper cutter, cut off the front of your holiday card. (Recycle portion with greeting inside.)  Look carefully at your card to decide what image/words you'd like to include in your gift tag.  Cut the card into gift-tag sized squares or rectangles.
2. Using your hole punch, punch a single hole in each gift tag - either in the corner of the card or in the top center.
3. Take your ribbon and fold it in half.  Tuck the folded part through the front side of the card.

4. Brings the ends up and through the loop in your ribbon.

5. *voila!*  Homemade, money-saving, unique gift tags!  Write your to:/from: on the back side and attach to your gift.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Custom Orders

Sometimes buyers will contact me with a few ideas they have for a card but that they haven't been able to find anywhere.  Wanted to share a few samples of cards I created from scratch by request...

To see more, please see my photo album!

For a Disney-loving Mama (birth announcement / Christmas card combo):

Sesame Street birthday invitation:

Friday, January 1, 2010

What a Fun Giveaway!

Mada's Place has partnered with The Nerdy Katie for this super cute giveaway!

Enter the giveaway HERE!!