Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday DIY

Are you prepared for the barrage of holiday cards that will soon be filling your mailbox? Perplexed as to how to display them in a festive manner? Here is our solution: a garland created out of ribbon clipped with paper covered clothespins!

These are easy to make and have an array of holiday uses (clip one to a package with your card, lay one on its side on the counter and use it to hold a recipe card while you whip up a batch of your favorite Christmas cookies, or glue a magnet on the back and place on your fridge to hold holiday party invitations).

Stop by the store on Friday, November 27th and make 2 clips for $1.00!

The clips are easy and inexpensive and if you don't have time to stop by on Friday here are the directions.

Supplies: clothespins, card stock, red liner tape, exacto knife, modge podge, paint brush

Step one:
Apply a strip of red tape to one side of the clothespin

Step two:
Trim off excess tape

Step three:
Peel off tape backing

Step four:
Place clothespin, tape side down, onto back side of cardstock

Step five:
Trim around clothespin. Repeat steps 1-5 on opposite side of clothespin.

Step six:
Apply thin layer of Modge Podge or Diamond Glaze over top of paper.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

5 Great Gift Giving Ideas!

New shipments are arriving daily - here are some of our top picks
this holiday season:

1. James Boyce Candles by Volupsa
Gourmet culinary concepts are the basis for creative fragrance perfect for the kitchen and home. Each candle is hand poured and made with natural apricot wax pioneered by Volupsa. Handmade in Southern California.

Sommelier - A blend of ruby port, mission fig and star anise, it's the perfect candle for the wine lover on your list!California Citrus - A mix of satusma tangerine and meyer lemon making it a wonderful candle to burn in the kitchen.
2. Tea Forte - New Kati Insulated Tumbler
12-oz double-walled ceramic tumbler with integrated stainless steel infuser. The tea lover on your list will love this!

3. Vera Bradley all in one wristlets!
The back pocket holds your cell phone or music player, and you can slip your ID into the front window for easy access; inside, there are three credit card slots, a pocket, and a zippered compartment.

4. Vilmain ornament sets
Beautiful handmade pewter ornaments hung on satin ribbon, packaged in wonderful keepsake boxes that make great gifts or package toppers.5. Snow and Graham stationery
Ideal for thank you notes or social stationery. Add a name or monogram for the perfect finishing touch.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Shopping with Downtown Susie Brown

Are you ready to shop for a good cause? Shopping with Susie
Brown is back and this time it's a 2-day affair! This Friday
night there is an opening reception at Mimosa Gallery
including a fashion show with this season's latest looks. The
shopping begins on Saturday at Aggie's. Swing by to donate
to the Saratoga City Ballet School's Scholarship Fund and in
exchange you will receive a coupon book with savings from
over 25 local businesses. Return the punch card/raffle entry
to PaperDolls by 6pm and head next door to Tiznow for food,
drinks and giveaways. Click here for more information.

Have you signed up for a card making class yet? We have
two great classes being offered this weekend and it's not
too late to reserve your spot. Call today!