I was trying to find a nice box in which to put the earrings I made my sister, but couldn't find quite the right thing; I wanted something more than just a plain cardboard box. I did find a little satin bag that was just the right size, but I didn't want the earrings just flopping around in there; they needed to be on a card. That gave me two choices: buy a pair of earrings just to re-use the card, or make my own for just a few cents. No question there, especially since the shop that I found the bag in happened to be primarily a paper shop. All I needed was some card stock, an inexpensive paper awl, and (optional) another paper and gluestick.
Since this was for my sister, I used a fancy metallic cardstock, which cost a whopping $0.75 per 8.5x11 inch sheet; there were also plain white and ivory for $0.10 per sheet. And of course, the decorative heart was completely unnecessary. My point here being that if you happen to be looking for a way to display your earrings at craft shows or shops, this is really cheap, fast, and easy.
On a completely different subject, this morning I got one of those ridiculous scam e-mails; this one was so funny I had to share it with the world. Apparently I have won, without entering, the North Carolina Education Lottery. Er, the West African branch of the North Carolina Education Lottery.
We are requested to notify you about your winning prize
$1,000,000.00 USD that was awarded to you by the North
Carolina Education Lottery. Your E-mail address was
selected Globally as one of the beneficiaries of this
year. In order for us to start sending your fund. You are
advised to provide the requested information below:
* Full Names:
* Current Address:
Mr. Christopher Odu.
Wire Transfer Manager,
West Africa Office
Copyright © 2011 North Carolina Education Lottery.
Sheesh, who falls for this stuff? Why didn't they go ahead and ask for my social security number, bank account number, and mother's maiden name while they were at it?