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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Special delivery!

My resolutions this year are a little more outward-focused than years past. One of mine is to perform an act of kindness at least once each week.

Here's my first: A thank you now-and-later for our mailman.

I found this tutorial here and used it as a base. I pulled out a package of International Bazaar DSP I hadn't even opened yet and am so in love! I'm going to find many more uses for this gorgeous paper.

Here's the outside:

And the inside:

My package holds two caramel coffee packets, plus a gift card tucked in behind them (some for now, some for later!). I left room on the inside top to add a personal note from our family.

Do you make little gifts to thank folks for what they do? Please let me know ... I'd love to borrow some ideas!

  • Stamp sets:  
    • A Fitting Occasion
    • Priority Mail (hostess) -- because hello, for the mailman!
  • Paper:
    • Crumb Cake card stock - 10 1/2" x 5 1/4" (see the baker's secret below), plus a 1 1/2" strip for the belly band
    • Whisper White card stock - 2 3/4" x 2 3/4", plus a scrap for the label
    • International Bazaar DSP - 1" strips trimmed for the inside flaps, 3" x 3" for the top flap, 1 1/4" strip for the belly band
  • Ink:
    • Crumb cake
    • Early Espresso (circle of text)
    • Lucky Limeade 
    • Rich Razzleberry
    • Tangerine Tango marker (heart above cup)
  • Tools and accessories:
    • Stamp-a-ma-jig (optional, but a big help with that circle and cup)
    • Modern Label punch
    • Paper cutter 
    • Scoring board
    • Dimensionals and red tape
Baker's secret:
I modified the original to fit my larger sachets by adding an inch to the height of the main piece. If I were making another, I'd add another inch to the outer flap, also.


stuckonstampin said...

I love your resolution for performing a random act of kindness each week! I have been wanting to do this with my kids. This is a great project and such a fun little gift. Your mailman will be so surprised!

~Heidi at stuckonstampin.blogspot.com

seralewis said...

Thanks, Heidi! Just thinking about how I might be kind makes me happy. :-)

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