Sunday, December 9, 2012

DeNami Design's December Blog Hop: PRETTY PACKAGING




HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Can you believe this year is almost over?!  WOW!  It's time for the last DeNami Design blog hop of 2012!  I love this theme, too: PRETTY PACKAGING.  It's great for holidays, but it also works for any occasion.  Now, I LOVE to create Christmas stuff, and sadly, I've had no time to make all the holiday cards I've been wanting to make, and I finally found an apartment here in Michigan, so the next few weeks will be swamped with preparations for the holidays AND moving!  Yikes!  However, I'm thrilled to show you my projects today.

First of all, you should have arrived here from the WONDERFUL Wendy Harrill's blog, Confessions of a DeNami Stamp Addict.  She always creates wonderful projects, manages to be so sweet and encouraging, and she makes me laugh, too.  What a pleasure she is!   If you need to start from the beginning, go to DeNami Design's blog.

Now, on to my projects...

A few months ago, I created my own Etsy store, Dad Plaid Designs (named after my father who passed away this summer and was known for always wearing a button-down plaid shirt).  While I would like to eventually sell cards and other papercrafts in my store, I am currently selling pairs of  earrings which I have made.  I am always trying to think of fun ways to package or display my earrings, and recently an opportunity arose!  A friend of mine had a bunch of basic black jewelry-type boxes which he got from his office.  They were going to throw them away, but he thought of me and figured I would like to use them for something crafty, and he was right!  These boxes are AWESOME!  I decided to take some metallic Brilliance inks and stamp the lids of these boxes to make them go from basic black to one-of-a-kind elegant boxes.  I think they are perfect for displaying my earrings!  What do you think?













I hope you like my boxes, and if you like any of my earrings or would like to see more of them (and in more detail), please visit my Etsy shop!  I have almost 100 pairs of earrings available for purchase now!  (Note: silver and gold tone earrings are pictured with large kidney-style hooks, but they can be converted to regular french hooks for no charge.  Hypo-allergenic french hooks and sterling silver hooks are also available for a slight upcharge.  Contact me for details.)

Also, if you purchase any earrings from my store, use the coupon code 'BLOGHOP' and save 15% off your purchase!  Plus, all orders ship for only $1.00 within the US!  Shop for yourself or for your holiday shopping!  Tell you friends!

Next on this wonderful blog hop is the remarkable Deanna Dean's blog, Kloset Kreations.  I can't wait to see what gorgeous item(s) she has created this month!   Make sure to leave comments on all the blogs for your chance to win a gift certificate!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Amy

P.S.  For questions about stamps or supplies used, just ask!

25 comments:

Christine Zani said...

really classy - love it!!!

Barb said...

Gorgeous boxes! Beautiful earrings! :)

Shelly said...

Wow! Love the boxes and the earrings, too!! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Oooooooooooh...GORGEOUS!!!

Kristy Smith said...

Amy, these boxes are SO beautiful! I love the metallic colors and they are perfect for those earrings! =)

Lisa said...

Your boxes are lovely and elegant Amy! Good luck with the move ;)

~Tammy~ said...

Your packaging boxes for your earrings are so beautiful! A special touch for your customers!

Diana Fernandez said...

Beautiful and elegant way to dress up your boxes! I love them!

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant wrappings! Perfect for those lovely earring creations!
DeniseB

Kanani * joykanani * said...

OMG! This is GORGEOUS and so elegant! Still can't believe they're hand stamped!

Deb said...

WOW!!!! Those boxes are so elegant! I am in love!!! You did an amazing job!

mst822 said...

Very elegant! Love them!

Kimberly Clark said...

love those boxes - oh and of course the earrings

Stacy said...

Your boxes are gorgeous - excellent stamping!

Lisa Petrella said...

Wow! Amy, those boxes are totally GORGEOUS!!!! So super chic!!! And your earrings are beautiful! Will have to check out your shop!!!!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous boxes!!!!

Greta said...

Those boxes are so elegant & perfect for displaying your beautiful earrings!

Pat said...

Wow...very elegant!

Tina M said...

How wonderful that he thought to save those for you. They trully are stunning, Amy!! Perfect for any occasion. I'm in awe!

Emily Keaton said...

Amy, these gift boxes are breathtakingly gorgeous!! So elegant--and definitely perfect for presenting your pretty earrings in. You were SO very creative with this packaging--way to go!

Dana said...

*thud* that was the sound of my jaw hitting the floor at your INCREDIBLE stamping here Amy. Ummm, wow.
They look so professional I would never have known you made them yourself. You outdid yourself here girl! They are truly classy and elegant and inspiring!
Oh, and as a proud owner of two pairs of your earrings I can honestly say they too are FANTASTIC!

Heidi H said...

What elegant packaging! Cute earrings, too!

Linda Monroe said...

Very nice packaging for your beautiful jewelry.

Linda said...

Elegant boxes to set off your pretty jewelry!

Paulina said...

You did such a beautiful job with the packaging on these boxes, Amy! I can only imagine the smiles both the boxes and the earrings bring to people! :)