Sunday, March 8, 2020

Hurry Hurry! Reminder.....and a Freebie

I forgot to add to my post from yesterday, that I've added new St. Patrick's Day cards to my Etsy shop.  I made these last year and never had a chance to put them into my shop!

NOTE: See "Freebie" at the end of this post.

Here are the cards, with a link to each one.  If you follow the link, there will be photos of the inside of each card, and the matching envelope (customized with pretty paper).

Scroll down to the last two cards and you will see that they are "tea" cards!  Stash Irish Breakfast tea teabags are included in those two cards.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/771351794/card-st-patricks-day-4x5-shamrock-wishes?ref=shop_home_active_1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/785213167/card-st-patricks-day-4x5-lucky-remember?ref=shop_home_active_11
https://www.etsy.com/listing/771334314/card-st-patricks-day-4x5-charmed-lucky?ref=shop_home_active_10
https://www.etsy.com/listing/771335244/card-st-patricks-day-4x5-pot-o-gold?ref=shop_home_active_9
https://www.etsy.com/listing/785217109/card-st-patricks-day-4x5-pot-o-gold?ref=shop_home_active_8
https://www.etsy.com/listing/771339354/card-st-patricks-day-4x5-shamrock-wishes?ref=shop_home_active_7
https://www.etsy.com/listing/785221507/card-st-patricks-day-4x5-charmed-vintage?ref=shop_home_active_6
https://www.etsy.com/listing/785223143/card-st-patricks-day-4x5-vintage-boy?ref=shop_home_active_5
https://www.etsy.com/listing/771344022/card-st-patricks-day-4x5-vintage-girls?ref=shop_home_active_4
https://www.etsy.com/listing/771345254/card-st-patricks-day-4x5-charmed-talk?ref=shop_home_active_3
https://www.etsy.com/listing/785227883/card-st-patricks-day-4x5-charmed?ref=shop_home_active_2
The following two cards are "tea" cards. Each one will hold a tea bag (or two). I've included an Irish Breakfast Tea teabag in each. The teapot has an opening on the top where you tuck in the teabag, tags and/or a gift card. The second card opens up and has a pocket inside! So cute!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/771327728/card-st-patricks-day-teapot-5x6-holds?ref=shop_home_active_13
https://www.etsy.com/listing/771330346/card-st-patricks-day-5x5-holds-teabag?ref=shop_home_active_12

This is the inside of the above card. There's a pocket inside to hold a tea bag (included) and tags, a gift card or some small candy bars.

All of the above cards, except for the two "tea" cards, measure 4" x 5" and cost $6.00.  The two "tea" cards are around 6" x 6" and sell for $10.00 each.

It's not to late to order any of these cards! I'll ship on the same day I receive the order.

As a gift to anyone who orders (anything) from my Etsy store in the next two weeks, I will send you six of the St. Patrick's Day vintage tags that I made (pictured below). I used clip art from various websites, or that I purchased.  I've used three of the tags on my cards - see cards 3, 5 and 9 above. When you order, I'll send you the tags with your order!

Have fun everyone!
And Happy St. Patrick's Day a little early!

~Marilyn~








Friday, March 6, 2020

Mountains and tea......

Hello everyone! Spring has "sprung" here in central Oregon - at least for the time being. Too much time has gone by since my last "hello".... so today I wanted to share some miscellaneous pretties and scenery from around here.

But first..... I want to share the prettiest little tea box that I made for a friend's birthday gift. I just love it! It was NOT easy and was time consuming, but when I saw Sherry at Posh Paper Lady  make it, I knew it would be perfect for my friend. It's very sturdy and holds many tea packets, and is "over the top" fancy to set out on the kitchen counter. (Note: her YouTube channel is my new addiction!)

Here it is:

I love the knob on the top! It makes it look very classy.


The little gold "feet" add some charm and take it to the "next level" as the Posh Paper Lady says.



Inside the box, I placed 10 tea pockets, each one holding some yummy chocolate-lavender tea. Yes! Chocolate tea! It was a Christmas brand from Stash, called Christmas in Paris. I loved it so much, I bought about 5 boxes of it (from Bi Mart) as it's only seasonal.


Each tea pocket has a quote on front. I also made two little triangle pouches to hold a Ghirardelli chocolate. Yum!




Since I was on the "tea" theme, I made some teapot Christmas cards. Each card has a pocket in the middle that holds a few tea bags and/or chocolate. I found the tutorial for these at Rejoice and Create.  



I've also had some fun making a couple of custom orders for my Etsy Shop - My Pink Paper Cottage. Again, more tea themed! I guess everyone loves tea - I sure do!

These are little "mini flipbooks" and measure 3" x 4".


..... and of course, it holds a packet of tea in the inside pocket.



As usual, my post is getting too long (what? me?)....... ha ha.... so I will close with some nice mountain views of some of the NINE mountains we can see here in central Oregon, as we drive south from Madras. 

These photos were taken by me on a recent trip to Prineville, OR, which is about 30 miles east of Madras. Most of the 9 mountains could be seen as I drove home, and especially Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Hood in their snow covered splendor! What a treat to have such a clear day. We have many days here in the winter when it is gray and overcast.

Broken Top, south of Mt. Jefferson.

Mt. Jefferson - to the West of Madras.

Mt. Jefferson.

Mt. Hood - further away, and to the Northwest of Madras.


One of the Three Sisters to the south and west of Madras.


This is such dry country where I live, so being privileged to be so close to these gorgeous mountains in the Cascade Range makes up for the arid climate (well, except that I still miss having a river nearby!).

Have a wonderful week all! Don't forget to set your clocks forward this weekend..........

~Marilyn~

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