KintaKards Creative Gifts & Gift Packaging


SpringFest Update

Posted on November 4, 2011 at 3:20 AM

Hello all, sorry I am still here, but I have had a very hetic last few weeks.

I was busily preparing for a huge days festival held locally – SpringFest, it’s a range of market stalls around the 6km Lake Wendouree forshore, I decided last year that I was going to attempt it this year and the weather was going to be fantastic.

Well it all didn’t quite go to plan, These last few weeks, I was kept very busy with online orders and I had been chasing my tail trying to get a stock of kits and goodies made for Springfest (which were walking out the door as fast as I could make them, thank you to all my customers though).

Add to that the week before Springfest, all around the same time, we had the funeral for a long time family friend, my budgie died and I came down with a viral infection and am still fighting it off. Somehow I still made it to Springfest, but the weather gods did not listen to me when I said the weather was going to be great, it was a horrible day weather wise. I managed to have a reasonable display and stock on show and had a great day sales wise and the people I meet were lovely. But in doing so, it took every ounce of energy I had, I even forgot to take a pic of my display for you.

In the lead up, I had full intentions of giving you all in cyber land an update on some of the items I had made, but sorry, please bear with me, I am still trying to catch up from my down time with this horrible infection, and it is taking some time for me to get back on my feet.

The Christmas markets are also starting to come into full swing, my next local market is a twilight market at the New Caledonian Primary School on Friday 11 November. Good grief, I need to pull my finger out.

Ok, time to show you a couple things I have been playing with. I have added this an extra to my Santa and Rudolph Mini Chocolate Block Slider Card tutorial, as these were designed to hold a Aldi brand of mini Chocolate Blocks and this may not be easily available to those without an Aldi supermarket. At the request of Tracy (hi). Tracy asked if I could make these to suit the 100gram Cadbury Chocolate Blocks and this is what I have come up with, It is simply just a Chocolate pull, does not have the card opening design the mini has, but I have added and embellished a piece of cardstock to the back, where you would add your Christmas Greeting.

Ok I will be back to show you some more things, I have been working on, when I find some extra hours in the day hehe. PS. The Santa Sleigh and Stocking Nugget Holder Kits are ready, I just need to list them.

Categories: Creative Gift Packaging

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