February Project of the Month – A New Etsy Shop!

This month I’m excited to share the opening of my new Etsy shop with my Handmade Greeting Cards:  CardzByDeeZyne.etsy.com  CardsByDeeZyne

I already have an Etsy shop for my Handmade Sea Glass Jewelry:  ByDeeZyne.etsy.com ByDeeZyne and I still get a kick out of getting orders from all over the country and the world but I have become obsessed with card making of late and thought I would open a second Etsy shop with my cards.

I am just starting out and even though I’ve been involved with Etsy for some time now, I am finding there are still some challenges with starting a new shop.  It will take some time to get it off the ground and perfect my “product” and find my niche.  I just hope that people are still sending snail mail.  I send out cards to friends and family all the time and I know I love receiving mail myself but I today it is all about email and social media.  I love tech but it isn’t the same as a had written note or letter.

I hope you will visit both my shops.  I welcome custom orders and would be happy to work with you to design cards or jewelry just for you.

I’m adding more cards all the time:



December Project of the Month – Last minute gift card holders

624BEFC9-E893-44F2-8FED-7700F8A1DE26So many people in my family have requested gift cards this year and I was running short of ways to gift wrap them so I created a few holders of my own.  It took some calculating but this is what I came up with:

Cut cardstock to 9 1/2 x 6 inches.

Score at 1/2”, 3/4”, and 1” along both sides on the 9 1/2 inch long sides.

Score at 3 3/4” and 4 1/4” from the bottom.

Score at 1 1/4” and 1 1/2” from the top for the flap.


Trim off excess on the sides.

Cut a semicircle.  I used a 1 3/8” punch but any will do.

Round the corners on the flap if desired. I used a 1/2” corner punch.


To embellish is used DSP in the following dimensions:

3 3/4 x 1 1/8”,    3 3/4 x 3 1/2”,   3 3/4 x 2 1/2”

I added snowflakes and rhinestones but of course you could use flowers or birthday decorations or whatever you need.


To finish I attached the side flaps with double sided tape.  Finally I added a Velcro closure, a ribbon and a tag.