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happy packaging …

July 8, 2013

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 I love a good package, they make me happy!  One of my very favorite things in the world is packaging items, especially paper!  Bags, envelopes, tags, twine, labels, you name it.  Have I ever told you that I’ve always dreamed of opening a fun paper goods packaging shop? That’s probably for another day.

A while back, I put together a little package of all my favorite packaging goodies for a friend, and when I was putting it together it made me so happy that I had to snap a few pictures!

Of course I had to throw in a chocolate bar for good measure!  Because, who doesn’t love chocolate!

To put together this package, I used:
Glassine bags
Wooden cigar box
Paper tags
Bakers twine
Brown paper bags
Mini clothes pin
Coin envelopes

diy artwork gift tags …

December 13, 2012


My children and I worked on some fun gift tags to personalize the gifts they are giving to their loved ones this holiday season.

It was fun to incorporate their artwork into the gift!

You only need a few things to make the gift tags!

For my full, step-by-step tutorial, head on over to my post on Hellobee!
{all photos by me, Caroline Armelle Drake}

review: avery custom product labels + a giveaway…

June 14, 2012


i am a big fan of avery labels, so when i was contacted by red sky public relations for avery to do a review on their new merchandising products, i was all on board!

avery has come out with an impressive line of new labels that you can use to customize your product, use them merchandising, or just for personal use, like parties or custom packaging for gifts!

they make it easy to create your own label on their website with free templates in their design and print online tool that you can change the font, colors, etc. to your liking.

some of my favorite new labels from avery are the 2 1/2″ round kraft brown round labels.  i actually bought a package of them a few months back before i was contacted to do this review.  i love kraft paper, and kraft paper labels are hard to find, so it was nice to see avery come out with some!

i love to customize items, and package them up really cute!  these round labels were perfect for some homemade apricot jam and tomatillo salsa that i made.  how cute would that be delivered to some neighbors!
i just went over to avery’s design and print online and typed in my product number.  i was able to choose a template for the style of label i wanted, and customize the colors, fill colors, and fonts.  all i had to do was print it on my printer!  it was pretty easy!  you can also upload your custom logos, or pictures too!  
also, avery is giving away $4,500 in cash prizes in the brand your biz contest on facebook!  all you have to do, is create your own unique label, and submit your design for a chance to win!  it is a great opportunity for small business owners to win prizes to help grow your business!
and, i have some good news for you readers!
avery is giving one of you 10 packages of avery’s customizable marketing line of products for you to use with avery’s design and print online tool!
CONGRATS TO ASHLEY BEYER!!!  you are the winner of the avery labels!!
1) enter to win the giveaway by checking out avery’s new customizable marketing labels, and making a comment on this post by friday, june 22, 2012.
EXTRA ENTRIES – please be sure to make a separate comment for each extra entry option.
1) subscribe to the armelle blog.
2) like the armelle blog page on Facebook
3) become a follower of armelle blog on twitter @carolinearmelle
good luck!  the winner will be chosen at random and announced monday, june, 25, 2012!
*disclosure:  i was given 10 packages of avery customizable marketing products to review on this blog by red sky publications.  all thoughts and opinions are mine.  if you have a product that you think would be a great fit on this blog for a review, please email me at: carolinearmelle@gmail.com