Friday, February 6, 2009

All "Boxed" Up

I haven't taken the time to post in a few weeks. And I really should have. I've been a busy little beaver. I should have been sharing with you all along. It is one of the things I have decided to work harder on: keeping my blog updated. It's just too easy to get behind and let life get in the way and...well, no more excuses. Right?

It all started a few weeks ago when I came across a template for a coupon organizer. I absolutely fell in love with it and really wanted an excuse to make one. So I whipped one up for my stepmother's birthday and shipped it off to her.

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I put a note inside, asking her to give me feedback on how it worked out for her. Because I wanted to make one for myself too. She did give me feedback. She LOVED it.

Then I got the idea to make one and try my hand at selling it on eBay. I tweaked the design a bit and added a bit more embellishment. To give you an idea, here's the one I made for my stepmother:

And here's the first one that went on eBay:

I didn't have the right size box, though. So I had to do some changing of the graphics to make a template that would fit the larger sized box I was able to find. That was a challenge. Still, I think it came out nicely.

Then I made a Recipe Box and listed it on ebay.

Again, larger sized box. Had to alter the graphics. My first tiny taste of "graphic design".

Then I got brave. Or stupid. Not real sure which yet. LOL

I decided to make up my own graphic design into my own template.

And I came up with this:

I purchased the graphics themselves from Daisie Company, then put them together to make the templates for everything here.

It was very time-consuming, especially since I have no idea how to do graphic designs. But well worth it. She went for a pretty penny on eBay.

I did have a hard time shipping her off, though. A part of me really wanted to keep her here in my kitchen, in all her glorious shabby rosey-ness.

1 comment:

Betty Jo said...

OK, this pink coupon box is the cutest thing I've ever seen! I love it. Kim you are so very creative. ♥