February 08, 2011

Two new cards and DIY for ya

I've added two new items to Little Miss Cards. One is for a 5 1/2in x 4 1/4in monogrammed notecard with the letter "A" the other is so you can pre-order your monogrammed card with whatever letter you would like.

I used a white card stock and embossed designs in two of the corners and created a border around the monogram; which I did using an ornate stamp and then the letter "A" stamp over that. The inside is blank and with this card, the buyer will receive an envelope constructed from kraft paper.

So here's my DIY of the day (possibly the week). This one will only take 5 minutes and just in time for Valentine's Day, too!

My Dad had given me some birthday money and I was considering buying a moisturizing body scrub, but why buy something when you can make it yourself with just a couple of ingredients from your kitchen cupboard?

What you need:
1 cp of brown sugar
2/3 cp of olive oil (Almond oil will work as well)
A jar or two

Mix the two ingredients in a bowl well until all of your brown sugar has absorbed the oil, and then over the sink, pour your body scrub into a jar. (I used a little vanilla extract to add some scent to it since I don't like the smell of olive oil)

To use, shower as usual and then use the scrub at the last and rinse!

Ladies, this would be a perfect way to pamper yourself and get your skin all glowy and touchable for your Valentine's Day date (I was thinking of a caress on the arm, get your mind out of the gutter!).

Men, this would be a very nice and simple gift for your lady (And you if your into soft arms.) As an idea for the packaging, just go down to the thrift store and pick up an old canning jar (be sure to wash it before putting the scrub in), get some twine and attach a card with a sweet note and instructions for use and then put in a pretty bag or box. Want some extra points? Tell her you made it yourself, chicks totally dig that stuff.


  1. I might have to try making this body scrub! My husband doesn't mind me pampering myself as often as I can, but with two kids, we don't have the money to splurge. However, I DO have brown sugar and olive oil in the house, along with various scents I could add (a nice lavender would be great if you shower before bed, making you feel nice and clean as well as get you good and relaxed before sleep). Maybe I'll make this as a project for tomorrow!

  2. Oh, how nice is that! Simple, inexpensive, and effective! I'll have to try this out on a "me" day.