Friday, January 16, 2015

New Etsy Listing: Gift Card Holders

(c) 2015 P. Lynne Designs
I hope you enjoyed last week’s layout, Snow day.  I had fun making it, and it was freeing to just go through my stuff, and let loose.   Even though it was a simply layout, the only thing new came from my Cricut Explore, and thus, it saves me tons of money in the long run.   I got my machine last February, and it paid itself off in about 6 months.  Score.   I will post in a later post on why you need to invest into tools like the Cricut Explore, The Silhouette Cameo, Sizzix and Cuttlebug embossing machines.
Etsy shop.
I have an Etsy shop, but I have not made and posted anything for it in about a year, and that is sad when ideas stop flowing.  
So, a few weeks ago, I was thinking about what I need to go in the shop.  At the moment, I have five journal notebooks, which I just renewed for 4 more months.  As I was renewing them (which cost $.20 to renew, unlike Ebay’s hefty fees for just listing anything), I thought, “why did I stop making projects, and why can’t I start back?” That is when it dawned on me to start back, but do something simply, but not too simply that people will not buy products.  

The gift card holder and how is it made:

(c) 2015  P.Lynne Designs
I was watching Dawn5377, a YouTubber, who is also a Stamping up Demonstrator, and she came up with the template behind my gift card holder, and I recreated it exactly how she did it.  The only difference is that I cut out the double hearts, the V day title, and the squares with my cricuts (I tag-teamed the Explore and Design Space with my Expression 2 machine and Cricut Classroom-nice).  Hey a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do, LOL.  Anyway, if I had one, it would have taken me 5 minutes to complete the project after cutting, but like I said, I completed 14 of them.   I choose the “love” colors-reds and pinks (with white).

Something new is coming to the Etsy Shop and Website.
I am leaving Blogger and going to WordPress.  I have enlisted the help of Renae Christine to help me with this.  I have been on Blogger since I started the blog in 2009, and I have been very unhappy with Blogger for some time.  That is one of the reasons why I have not been posting.  I have watched Renae for a few years, and she is the person for the job, having her own stationary business, and several businesses after that.   She struck a chord with me, she said that I (and several others in the webinar) were doing our businesses a dis-service if we are treating our companies like a hobby instead of a actual business.

I have other blogs on Blogger that I will be switch to WordPress, as soon as I work the bugs out of this one.  I will let you know when the transformation is complete.   In the meantime, I will be posting here.   I am also getting a updated logo and tagline.    It will be completed soon.

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