Good Morning! I know its 11:00 a.m., but when you work retail, that's morning for me! LOL! I was suppose to have the day off yesterday, which I was greatly looking forward too so I could work on my living room drapes which are STILL NOT FINISHED! UGH! Then I got called in to work because one employee's child was sick, another employee had a 'family emergency', and yet another 'forgot she had to work today.' UGH! Sometimes I think there is way too much drama going on at my work place. I don't get it. When I'm scheduled to work, I show up, sick or not. I guess I'm in the minority. I work today too. But only a short 4 hour shift, so I have a few hours to 'play' at home before I have to leave.
Today I want to show you some stationary I made to sell at my local consignment store. I've made some before, and I don't know why, but for some reason it sells. The store manager actually requested that I make more. Its so quick and easy to make, I don't know why anyone would buy it, especially when you can pick up much nicer stationary at Walmart for $1.00. But hey, if someone wants to pay me to make it, I'll do it. LOL!
Here's the first set. I bought the plastic containers on Ebay probably 2 years ago. I use these all the time. Mostly to put card sets in to sell. I hardly paid a thing for them, and still haven't used them all up. To make the box, I simply covered 3/4 of the clear container with designer paper, and added ribbon, primas, and a tag for a final touch. The stamp set is retired Stampin Up! 'Delight in Life'.
For the papers, I used a high quality copy paper, the kind you would use for a job resume. I cut the paper in half, then I simply stamped the images on. I do not color the images for two reasons: number 1 being that it is too time consuming to color 50 pages of flowers, and number 2 being that the coloring would probably show through the backside since the paper is too thin. I suppose one could try colored pencils, but I prefer to color with Copic Markers. The owner of the stationary could probably just color the images themselves too if they want.