Butterfly Table Numbers


I like making limited edition products that are one of a kind to sell in my etsy shop. Every once in a while when I either have left over supplies or limited quantity of some card stock that I bought as a sample I will make up a new design that is OOAK and handmade. These butterfly table numbers are one of my favorite.


I was inspired by the butterfly stickers when I was them and really wanted to make a set of table numbers. I choose this whimsical font on ivory tented cards. I spelled out the numbers in words and used some alternative characters to give the words interest and swashes. The cards were 5.5×5.5 square. I was thrilled with how these turned out. One of my favorite products ever.


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Paper Heart Shapes for Valentine’s Day

I’m making these pink paper hearts from cardstock for Valentine’s Day. They can be ordered in sets of 25 and are hand punched. They are a cute small size, big enough to write a word or message. You can use them to make paper chains, in your card making crafts or other creative endeavors for the day of love. Maybe write sweet adjectives or little sayings or love notes and hide them around the house, car or on your loved one’s possessions on the big day. You can also make a “reasons why I love you” style jar, using a mason jar and fill it up with 100’s of cute reasons why you love your spouse, partner, boyfriend, girlfriend or even a best friend. Everyone deserves a little love now and again.



Die Cut Shapes

I find it very relaxing making die cut shapes with a paper puncher out of white card stock. You can make a game out of it and see how many you can punch in a certain amount of time and then try to beat that record. I’m glad I can also help others who want these and don’t have the time or patients to make them themselves.  I only use 110lb white cardstock because I haven’t found a good weight and quality source for other colors. Here are the current diecuts that I have:

die cut shapes

2011 Books I’ve Read

1 Fer-De-Lance Rex Stout
2 The Mirror Crack’d Agatha Christie
3 Sparkling Cyanide Agatha Christie
4 The Historian Elizabeth Kostova
5 The Giver Lois Lowry
6 Elephants Can Remember Agatha Christie
7 The Talented Mr. Ripley Patricia Highsmith
8 A Murder Is Announced Agatha Christie
9 Bet Me Jennifer Crusie
10 Hickory Dickory Dock Agatha Christie
11 They Do It With Mirrors Agatha Christie
12 Sabriel Garth Nix
13 21: Bringing Down The House Ben Mezrich
14 The Guinea Pig Diaries A.J. Jacobs
15 Death On The Nile Agatha Christie
16 Brave New World Aldous Huxley
17 Problem At Pollensa Bay & Other Stories Agatha Christie
18 Dune Frank Herbert
19 Christy Cathrine Marshall
20 The Forest House Marion Zimmer Bradley
21 A Great And Terrible Beauty Libba Bray
22 Postern Of Fate Agatha Christie
23 Dead Man’s Folly Agatha Christie
24 The Clocks Agatha Christie
25 Poirot’s Early Cases Agatha Christie
26 Gathering Blue Lois Lowry
27 The Secret Of Chimneys Agatha Christie
28 Accidental Millionaires Ben Mezrich
29 A Caribbean Mystery Agatha Christie
30 The Mysterious Mr. Quin Agatha Christie
31 The Seven Dials Mystery Agatha Christie
32 The Adoration of Jenna Fox Mary Pearson
33 How Starbucks Saved My Life Michael Gates Gill
34 The Messenger Lois Lowry
35 Howard’s End E. M. Forster
36 4:50 From Paddington Agatha Christie
37 Pollyanna Eleanor Porter
38 N or M Agatha Christie
39 Dumb Witness Agatha Christie
40 Appointment With Death Agatha Christie
41 Something Borrowed Emily Giffin
42 The Communist Manifesto
43 The Forest Of Hands And Teeth Kerry Ryan
44 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
45 The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas
46 Super Freakonomics Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
47 The Know-It-All A.J. Jacobs
48 Pocket Full Of Rye Agatha Christie
49 The Moving Finger Agatha Christie
50 The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien
51 At Bertram’s Hotel Agatha Christie
52 The Pact Jodi Picoult
53 Sleeping Murder Agatha Christie
54 A Tree Grows In Brooklyn Betty Smith
55 Confessions Of A Shopaholic Sophie Kinsella
56 Three Act Tragedy Agatha Christie
57 The Pale Horse Agatha Christie
58 The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants Ann Brashares
59 Third Girl Agatha Christie
60 Mrs. McGinty’s Dead Agatha Christie
61 Crooked House Agatha Christie
62 Cat Among The Pigeons Agatha Christie
63 After The Funeral Agatha Christie
64 Ordeal By Innocence Agatha Christie
65 The Hollow Agatha Christie
66 One, Two, Buckle My Shoe Agatha Christie
67 Endless Night Agatha Christie
68 Murder In Mesopotamia Agatha Christie
69 Curtain Agatha Christie

2010 Book List

Wuthering Heights
The Portrait of Dorian Gray
Shakespeare Sonnets
WoT: Winter’s Heart
WoT: Crossroads of Twilight
WoT: Knife of Dreams
WoT: The Gathering Storm
The Cat Who Went To Breakfast
The Martha Rules
Heart Song
Young Wives
The Cat Who Smelled A Rat
The Cat Who Played Post Office
The Bonfire of the Vanities
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows
My Life In France
The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern
Sundays At Tiffany’s
The Rules
The Last Song
A Week In The Woods
Toxic Bachelors
The Cat Who Went Into The Closet
Dear John
The Mysterious Affair At Styles
Thirteen At Dinner
Sherlock Holmes – Speckled Band
Murder At The Vicarage
Be Happy Without Being Perfect
The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers
Taken At The Flood
The Millionaire Next Door
Cards On The Table
The Devil Wears Prada
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd
The Age Of Innocence
Nickel & Dimed
Just Like Heaven
Tess Of The D’Urbervilles
They Came To Baghdad
Fairy Tales
Jane Austen Book Club

Book list as of May 2010