Before I get to the boxes -- whoa! You knocked the scissors out of my hand and the glue all over my table. Thanks so much for making the first Glue it Tuesday a fab one! I think this will work out much better to just have a central, convivial spot each week for glue-obsessed folks to meet each other & share what they're already doing rather than toss another creative challenge into the already overprompted universe. I loved & was so inspired by the variety of styles & methods you all use in your work.
Speaking of obsessions, that brings me to the boxes. Winter has refused to depart so I've responded by hiding in my mess of a living room studio and making goodie boxes. Many of my Etsy orders are sent as gifts, but people have to go to the trouble of cobbling an assortment together from my listings and then asking me to write a gift note, so I thought I'd take it a step further and make the decision an easy, one-click, fun & colorful one. Each goodie box is stuffed with a 5x7 print, magnet, a jotter, set of doodle clips, a handpainted heart, a card that I'll personalize for the recipient, and (of course) chocolate. It's all nestled on a bed of colorful confetti (you should see my living room), wrapped up in bright tissue & ribbon, and decorated with doodled stickers and a cheerful warning to the opener so they'll be on guard for the confetti. I started with The Mama Box since Mother's Day is fast approaching, and just added The Happy Birthday Box, The Coffee Box, and The Breathe Box.
You can see all of the goodie boxes here, and more are coming: travel, tea time, teacher, cheer up, you can do it, and so on. Just shipped my first batch of boxes today (thanks to all of you who have already helped scatter the word; I really appreciate it!) and now I'm off to make more. See you Tuesday with glue & scissors!