Monday, July 14, 2008

New ideas, Christmas In July, etc.

First, look for big sales in my shop the last week or two in July. I'm participating in Etsy's and The Little Black Box Christmas in July sale! I have lots to finish up and list still, but it's coming! It's a great way to get started on gifts (or cards or gift tags for yourself) while saving some $$ early.

I have a few new ideas, but I'd love to know what people think. I just got a new Cricut cartridge that cuts paper dolls, fairy tale characters and scenes (3 Little Pigs, Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.), and I'm really excited to play with it! I'm thinking of making the characters along w/ the settings (straw house, etc.) in a few different ways, but this is where I need your opinions. Here are my ideas:

--make them and paper piece them w/ cardstock, mat on chipboard, then adhere them to craft sticks for more of a puppet show feel
--make them as above, then add magnets to the back to be used w/ cookie sheets or on refridgerators
--make them as above, then add velcro on the backs to be used w/ flannel boards
--just make the characters and sell as sets for classrooms, etc.

Any thoughts? I'll give a free set to someone who posts a comment offering advice. :)


moogu said...

This is such a cute and great idea! I say, just make the characters and settings, and maybe add an extra set of characters as magnets so that the teacher can give them out as prizes.

You might also want to include a box, so that teachers can store them away after they are finished using them (and so they won't get lost as easily).

I wish I can have one!

Stella & Sugar said...

Those are good ideas, hurry and do it before someone steals it!
Cricuts are awesome i'm getting one one day, maybe when i make enough sales!

DaisyToad said...

cute cute cute! my daughter always enjoyed her felt dolls, and i loved paper dolls! I like moogu idea of a box, you could do a higgly town know have the police station set, the bakery set and so could get fairly addicting!