Just Because You’re You.

Did you know that I make notecards, announcements, and invitations? I’ve done it for years, ever since my life became way too busy for scrapbooking. I love crafting cards out of paper* and cool embellishments: it’s relaxing for me.

(Well, except when I decide to make way more than I need “since I’ll be doing it anyway”…that’s just ridiculous. When will I learn???)

I’ve done baby announcements, save the date cards, engagement and graduation party invites, and of course, birthday invitations. I love stretching myself creatively to come up with something that surprises people.

A few weeks ago, I made some holiday notecards (blank inside) to sell at the salon. I made, of course, waaaaaay too many. Today I said to myself, “Self, what are you going to do with these extra cards??”

I answered, “Well, Self, first of all, you look fabulous. Secondly, I think you should do a just-for-fun giveaway on Suburban Scrawl!”

Then I stopped talking to myself long enough to pat myself on the back for such a great idea, and took pictures of the cards to show you. I made three different varieties, and they’re great for giving with a gift you deliver personally, like to the neighbors or a teacher. You can also mail them: I’m sending envelopes too! Here they are:

So here’s the deal. I am going to give away six 4-packs of these cards, two of each kind. There will be six winners (well, you’re all already winners, but you know what I mean.), unless I get less than six comments. In that case, by the way, I will lock myself in my bedroom and force myself to watch old Westerns until New Year’s.

All you need to do, if you’re interested, is leave me a comment. THAT’S IT. I’m not asking you to tweet this, Facebook it, call your mom about it, blog about it, or hire a skywriter for it**. By leaving a comment, you are telling me that you are interested in receiving a pack of four notecards if your name is drawn, and that you’re willing to give me your mailing address because I certainly cannot deliver them if you don’t live in my area. If I don’t already have your email address, please make sure you leave it in the comment. And guess what? I WILL send to Canada, Germany, or any other country!

You’ve got until this Saturday, December 4 at 11:59 p.m. to enter. (Quick, I know, but I want to get these to you so you can use them!) I’ll do the drawing for the six winners in a vlog on Sunday or Monday.

Comment away, and good luck!

*Notecards and such aren’t the only paper craft I create. Click here and scroll down to see some more of my work.
**If you’re not following me yet on Google Connect though, would you? It won’t count for an extra entry or anything but I’d love if you’d publicly commit to me forever and ever. Just sayin.


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  • Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog

    Awesome! I have FOUR neighbors that I need cards to attach to my cookies I made! It's like it was meant to be.

    So sweet of you!

  • TheNextMartha

    Now I see. The woman we saw selling cards the other night sucked compared to you. Well played. Now? I need some cards.

  • Siobhan

    I totally want some! I still have a few left of the ones you made me two years ago and I frickin love them. I love that if I need a card quick I can go into that cupboard and gran one. The gold S on it still brings a wee smile to my face. Pick me, pick me!

  • ciara

    okay, i'm in, cos they're purty :o) i could use them for the in-laws gifts & my parents. btw you're so crafty :o)

  • Lindz

    Oh yes people, send cards to teachers! Especially if your child is in high school… we still appreciate cards (and coffee.)

  • Heather

    I remember getting a snazzy pack of cards that you made at Blogher and I used them to give letters to my bridesmaids the day before my wedding last year! I would love another set to pass along! 🙂

  • Michelle

    You already know I think they're awesome. And you know I do stamping, too, right? 😉

    How did the sale at the salon go btw? I never did ask you – oops. I know it was a first time doing it.

  • Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups

    Lovely cards!
    I said to myself, "Self, this just-for-fun Suburban Scrawl giveaway is so easy, you should enter."
    So I did.

  • Colleen - Mommy Always Wins

    "Sorry you're feeling blank inside…" 🙂

    I've already seen your handiwork (thanks again, btw!) and I can personally vouch for the level of craftsmanship that goes into your product! I could, like, be your spokeschica! 🙂 Would love to win some of those – they're very cute! (And I just might tell my Mom anyway!)

  • NYCPatty

    Enter me pretty please! I want to win simply because they are made by you xo

    They are all gorgeous! 🙂

  • Oscar

    Oh so this is what I was Whoo hooing about a few minutes ago. Guess I missed it! They look nice though.

    My daughter would like them!