Finally Friday ~ Post-e and Tea Cards by Rita Kegg

Friday, August 19, 2011

It is 'Finally Friday' here on The Angel Company's Savvy Blog .... I decided to share with you a few of the items I have been making and selling at Farmer's Markets this summer.  I test my items out at these smaller events before I make lots of them for my craft shows in the fall.  Both of these have been good sellers .... so they are a go! They will both make great little gift items for friends and co-workers for the holidays. I will have Christmas ideas for them later in the fall. 

The first one is a 'Post-e Card' meaning it is a Post-it note holder and a card.  I use a full size 3M Post-it note pad for these, be sure to get this brand since they really work better since they have more stick!  These Post-e Cards are also refillable.  The image for this one is from the stamp set 'Dotted Dalia' and the words are from one of the Gift with Purchase "FREE" stamps with a $30 purchase called 'Blessings'.  I used my Copic markers to color all of my images.

They come folded flat but are easily flipped into a standing Post-it note holder for your desk.  I start with a 3 1/2 x 9 1/4" piece of heavy black card stock and with the long side at the top fence of my Scor-pal, I score at 2 1/4, 4 1/2, and 4 3/4".  On the inside I put a message and punch a 1/2" circle hole to slide a pen or pencil into.  You can sign a greeting on the first post-it note!  They open like a card but when you put the front behind the post-it note to make it stand up.

Here are a few more of the Post-e Cards I have made in their package ready to sell.  All of them have a message inside.  I stamped the same message again on a piece of computer paper and slip it in the back of the cello envelope so customers can see the hidden message when your purchase them without having to open it up.  Other stamp sets you see in this photo are 'Beautiful Lace' and 'Lovely Butterfly'. 

This cute little frog is bringing you tea!!  I carry tea bags with me since most restaurant do not have good teas and I like a cup with my meal sometimes.  So I came up with the idea of a 'Tea Card'.  It has three Republic of Tea tea bags inside in a refillable cello bag and a message inside with a place to sign your own greeting.  I have been selling these as fast as I can make them! For this one I used the stamp sets 'Cup of Love', 'Pocket Peepers', and on the inside 'Cup of Tea'.

I like to use a heavy card stock for the base so it will hold up in your purse.  I cut it to 3 1/2 x 8 1/2" and with the long side at the top fence of your Scor-Buddy, score at 3/8" and 7/8", then I turn it 180 degrees and score the other end at 3 1/2 and 3 3/4". It is a typical matchbook style holder.

As you can see in this picture I put a square cello bag under the staple to hold the three tea bags.  I decided to put the closing of the cello bag in the front to make it easier to take out and put in tea.  Yes .... it is refillable!  I have a message stamped on the inside too with a place for you to add your own greeting. The images are all colored with Copic markers.  I do not add a lot of embellishments to them so they will hold up well in your purse but you could really add a lot more if you like.

This picture shows you how I package them for craft shows.  I have them in an A2 cello bag with the type of tea printed off my computer and taped to the inside top of the cello bag.  I slide another paper inside the back to show the customer what is stamped on the inside of the Tea Card.  Another set you see in this photo is 'Tea for Two'.

You can add a gift card to both of them to make it a bigger gift.  The Tea Card can be added to a tea mug/cup, travel mug or tea pot also!

I will be featuring more crafty ideas I sell at my shows on my personal blog at Angelic Impressions.  You can purchase the stamps and supplies from your local TAC teacher or contact me if you do not have a TAC teacher in your area.  TAC has lots of great tea stamp sets for the Tea Cards to select from with lots of little peepers to stamp coming out of your cups too!

Have a stop of tea and and write your list of stamps to purchase on your Post-it note after you have tired both of my projects! Have a great weekend!  Blessings ..... Rita (ritasangels)

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  1. Oh my word Rita--these are all FABULOUS!

  2. Rita, I am in awe of you. Your work is always beautiful and that you can create enough lovely things to sell is amazing and so great!! What an inspiration you are! :)

  3. Wonderful gifties, Rita. Your coloring is very pretty. I love all the note-pad cards. Thanks for the instructions too.

  4. Fabulous projects. Love the interaction and the multi-purpose these projects provide! Kerry

  5. These are AWESOME Rita! Love these gift ideas!

  6. Wonderful projects Rita! I think these would make great hostess gifts too... I will be making some of these for sure!