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Float My Boat Care Package

June 12, 2017
Boat Care Package

Full confession: my husband is in the Navy so I’m a bit biased when it comes to all things nautical. But I can’t not love my newest care package! This boat care package is the perfect way to celebrate the start of summer, because who doesn’t want to be out on the lake during the hot summer months?

And while I may have drawn some inspiration from my sailor husband for this boat care package, it doesn’t have to go just to sailors! Once you fill it with items like water bottles, flip flops and sunglasses, it would brighten anyone’s day.

I love how this box turned out. It’s fun and has all the best parts of summer depicted on the flaps. Everything from the palm trees to the dolphins makes me wish I was on a tropical island somewhere.  The bottom piece is a little tribute to my husband, but is a sweet sentiment to share with someone in any branch of service.

This boat care package is now available in my shop and, as always, ships free. Plus 10% of the total will be donated to an organization that supports military families so you’re really giving twice!

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Custom Care Packages

June 5, 2017
Custom Care Packages

Care packages are a great way to tell someone you love them, no matter how far away they are. So shouldn’t there be a care package that’s as unique as your relationship? I thought so too which is why I’m now accepting orders for custom care packages in my shop!

That’s right! You can now order custom care packages and send your loved one a one-of-a-kind box decorated just for them. Just visit my shop and click the “Request Custom Order” button on the left hand side of the page. It will start a conversation where we can figure out exactly what you want and then I will create the custom listing for you to purchase. Each custom order is $15, ships for free and will be custom designed to fit your request.

Custom Care Packages

Tips for ordering custom care packages

Be specific. 

When ordering custom care packages, it’s really important to be as specific as possible. If you know your loved one hates glitter or loves the color purple, share that with me. The more specific you can be, the better shot I have of making exactly what you’re looking for.

Send ideas or examples. 

Another great way to make sure your custom care packages turn out the way you want is to send examples. Pinterest is a great source of care package inspiration (check out some of my favorites here) and sending photos of care packages you like helps me narrow down the design.

Allow for creativity. 

Part of the beauty of ordering custom care packages is that you get something no one else has. If you want me to copy someone else’s design exactly, that benefit is lost. Send inspiration, but also allow me to make some creative choices that make your design unique.

Custom Care Packages

Interested in custom care packages? Send me a message on Etsy along with some of your ideas and we’ll get something started!

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4th of July Care Package

May 22, 2017

What says “happy Monday” better than a new care package? A new 4th of July care package, of course! That’s right, I’ve added a super cute patriotic care package set to the shop and it’s ready for you to check out.

I wanted this 4th of July care package to super fun and festive, but simple. I toyed around with using a variety of patterned paper to get the festive look, but opted instead to stick with the good ol’ red, white and blue. Frankly, the finished product makes me exceptionally glad that I did. All of the colors are really vibrant and pop against each other.

To add a little extra pop, I selected shimmery paper for the text and stars.  I used similar paper for the flaps of my St. Patrick’s Day box and loved the look so much that I knew I would use it again.  But I didn’t stop there. I went full on glitter bomb with the paper I selected for the fireworks.

I don’t use glitter paper very often due to my husband’s borderline irrational fear of it. However, when I think fireworks, I think sparkle, so I decided to go for it. And honestly? Those sparkly little fireworks make me so darn happy and I hope they make y’all happy too.

You can shop this 4th of July care package right now in my shop and, as always, it ships for free! Plus 10% of the purchase price is donated to an organization that supports military families.

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Bedtime Care Package

April 10, 2017
Bedtime Care Package

Raise your hand if you sleep horribly when your spouse isn’t home. Yup, me too. I toss and turn endlessly every time A is gone and he doesn’t fare much better either. That mutual sleeplessness has led me to send him some sleep aids throughout his deployment and served as the inspiration for my new bedtime care package!

This is the first small flat rate care package I’ve offered in my shop and frankly I hope it takes off! These little guys are so fun and easy to make and fill that I hope more people send them.  Plus, they’re significantly cheaper to ship overseas (or even within the United States). Trust me, small flat rate boxes are where it’s at. I plan to send significantly more of them during A’s next deployment.

This bedtime care package is the perfect thing to send to your loved one if they’re having a hard time sleeping. It comes with a suggestion card with ideas for what to include, but the sky’s (or the moon’s) the limit with this one.

Bedtime Care Package

I knew from the very beginning that I wanted a dark night sky and twinkly starts for the design. And I got just that, adding in a friendly moon to complete the look. All of the elements are cut from sparkly card stock (that doesn’t shed glitter) and they are just so stinking cute.

My bedtime care package is available in my shop, ships for free and is less expensive than my full size care package designs.  Plus 10% of each purchase still goes to an organization that supports military families!

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Easter Care Package

March 6, 2017
Easter Care Package

Hoppy Monday, everyone! Get it? Because I’m sharing my Easter care package today? I know that was lame. Don’t laugh, it will only encourage me. Regardless of how lame my jokes are, I am really egg-cited to share the newest item in the shop with you.

I promise I’m done now.

Seriously though, this Easter care package is so stinking cute! My favorite touches are definitely the grass and real cotton tail on the bunny.  This is the first time I’ve done something three-dimensional, but I couldn’t pass it up. The extra touches are what sets your care packages apart!

Easter care package

There are a lot of colors and patterns in this box, but spring is nature’s party, so we might as well celebrate! I took a page from A’s Valentine’s Day care package and went with patterned paper for the text. The tiny flowers add another pop of spring and I really like the way the font turned out.  And we can’t go through this whole post and skip the Easter basket, complete with decorated eggs!

I know I say this almost every single time, but this Easter care package may be my favorite item in the shop! I have plenty in stock and they all ship free. Get yours quickly before Peter Cottontail beats you to it!