Three fun lovely DIYs for Valentines Day

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DIY one – Get a present, wrap it up in the cutest way possible with this sweet printable gift wrap from For the Makers. I want to use these all year round!

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DIY two – Create a little card to go with your present courtesy of The Lovely Drawer. These are the perfect size for leaving a sweet little breakfast treat around.

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DIY three – Go all  out and make an envelope liner for your envelope – this inspired idea is from Paper and Stitch – I love the ‘Hello’ hand lettered design!

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Now…Relax in your hand made crafty DIY throne. You are a star!

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Let’s start the year with a bang….and a plan

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A New Year brings a whole pile of new ideas, new plans and that super focus you can’t get any other time of year – am I right? It is super important though to focus that energy in all the right places otherwise your New Year plans will be under water way too quickly!

I’ve been working on an e-book freebie for you guys interested in what I think you should concentrate on in 2016. And it is free – you just need to sign up to my e-newsletter here.

 

DIY Printable Holiday art – Celebrate all the little things

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This year is rapidly coming to a close and it is busy around here which is a great thing of course. Christmas sales online and at markets keep me going through the holidays and I am always super grateful for the increase in business around this time.

I wanted to give you a little something for staying around with me this year – it has been a tough year but I am excited about what is coming next of course. I hope you have lots of things to be grateful for and celebrate this coming holiday season and remember the little things are always the best.

You can download my free printable holiday art below and print, hang and remember to be grateful even when times are tough.

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Feel free to share or promote our free printable – please link back to A Little Bright or Love Ideas Ink. These are for personal use only please!

 

Fun DIY Gift Wrap Ideas to make today

One of the best things about Christmas is the gift wrap. Oh boy do I take my time working out my colour combos, wrap base and all the little bits that go with it. It is serious business. I do love a good DIY wrap as well though and here are three of my faves.

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1 – Sharpie Bow from Dream Green DIY – what a cute easy idea! // 2 – Neon Pen hand writing from 100 Layer Cake Gift Wrap Party // 3 – Fun DIY with chalk from Paper and Stitch Blog – these are such bright fun combos!

One thing you must do these holidays

If you are a small business owner this is the craziest time of year. Apart from the fact oh Christmas is just around the corner, we also have to deal with orders, customers and all of the chaos all at once. And if you are like me it is really tough to do it all and do it all well – even the best of us suffer a little!

But here is my number one tip to keep your best customers happy and yourself sane – communicate.

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Simple basic communication – especially at this time of year, can be an absolute game changer for your business.

If you set up your emails to respond quickly and appropriately your customers will love you for it. And your best customers will know to expect this high level from you – and they’ll come back, and tell their friends too.

Whatever your schedule is just communicate this with the customer or client – this means that you get to set your own pace as to how you want things to run. Customers appreciate this time of year is so busy for everyone as well but if you keep them informed and up to date they won’t mind as much.

If you want to keep up to date with more small business tips and tricks like this sign up to my e-newsletter now.

 

 

A Kiwi Christmas with Felt

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The amazing team at Felt have put together their always impressive and inspiring 2015 Christmas Catalogue and I am thrilled to bits to say that my Kiwi Christmas card made the cover!

I always look forward to reading this gem of a catalogue and other pages they’ve put together to discover new talents, great gift ideas and NZ makers and creators to follow and this year is no exception. We’d love you to #shopsmall and #shoplocal this year and if you are in New Zealand this is a great way to do it.

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You can shop my Christmas Card range here.