Paper Crafts, Up-cycling, Card Making you name it! I'm alway's on the lookout for new DIY's and crafts. There are are so many talented people out there who are so inspiring to me!
My Oma (grandma) was a fantastic knitter, crocheter & quilter - It's now up to me to learn how to do these things - I've a few projects to finish, I hope you can help me with some tips and tricks too!
As people get older sometimes finding the right birthday present is a bit tricky. And considering my husband I have only a week between our birthdays, can put the strain on ideas for gifts for both of us. And as we are building our house this year (Merry Heart Build) we didn’t want people to feel as if they needed to buy US something purely for our Birthdays.
So I cam up with the idea of a kind of Birthday Gift Register - having a list of handy items or little projects that we wish to undertake, our friends (if they’re stuck for a gift) can put a little money towards something they know we really need, want, and will find helpful!
I found these great DIY Invitation Envelopes by Christina Re, and felt I could easily spruce these up with colour for my vouchers.
First things first, I was wanting to try and find whimsical, cute scrapbook paper designs to insert into these folded envelopes. Each one would have a different design in them. And I cut them to fit the sleeve (where the gift of money would be inserted)
I created my own Birthday insert, leaving room for a personal message, ‘gift of $$’ and Project they’d like to ‘donate’ towards for our birthdays. And using matching Washi Tape stuck them in (easily removable if I ever need to).
And using an old Crackers Box, I wrapped that in pretty paper, and fixed a kind of Introduction/How To letter on the front!
Hopefully this takes the Hard Decisions out of Birthday Gifts!!
So, you probably couldn’t help noticing all those pop up ads for Lust Have it, or Bellabox or Violet Box. Here in Australia, those beauty subscription boxes are becoming increasingly popular. And the range is expanding, with baby boxes, fashion boxes, foodie boxes and home wear boxes all popping up!
I’ve always found it interesting about all the mixed responses to these subscription services, particularly I’ve been looking at those in the hair/beauty line. A couple of my friends have LHI and VB subs, and have mentioned that there were a few negatives about it:
Obviously there are positives with all these subscription services, a lot of the time things go really well. With positives contradicting all those negatives previously listed. But still the problems are out there.
Here comes beautyEDIT, a new, emerging beauty subscription service. And already I’ve noticed a few differing positives:
So, excitedly my mouse cursor clicked the SUBSCRIBE button, for a minimum ‘2 Parcel’ subscription costing only $40. I justified this as giving up 4 coffees a week for only 2 weeks! And since I am writing this in pas-tense, as predicted within seven days (5 days) I received my FIRST BEAUTY EDIT PARCEL!
Already, I am noticing the attention and though they’ve put into even the outer sleeve that protects the beautyEDIT parcel inside. I can’t wait to open it. But that my friends is for another post!