DIY: Style Watch: Craft Fair Inspiration

September 8, 2013

Craft Fair Inspiration| Damask Love BlogHave you ever been to a craft fair? I absolutely LOVE them. So much fabulous inspiration at each booth.

So today, I’ve got some inspiration for a craft fair booth of your own. See, if I had a craft booth, I would make it bright and colorful with a selection of handmade cards that could be customized for each customer. If I had a craft booth, I would use the File It: Stationery set from Clear & Simple Stamps to give my card sets a professional look.

If I had a craft booth, I would display my cards in a cute paper lunch box with a kraft banner as the backdrop and adorable paper pinwheel accents.

Craft Fair Inspiration| Damask Love Blog

In my craft fair booth, I would sell a selection of monogrammable card sets, that would be personalized right then and there. Each craft fair customer would select her favorite card set, an ink color and would stamp her monogram on to the cards.

Of course, I might gently nudge customers toward selecting my personal favorite of all the card designs…the mason jars. Everyone love monogrammed mason jars, right?

Craft Fair Inspiration| Damask Love Blog

Craft Fair Inspiration| Damask Love Blog

Craft Fair Inspiration| Damask Love Blog

If I had a craft fair booth, I would make my own clear top boxes to package my cards, because they are just so simple to create!

Craft Fair Inspiration| Damask Love Blog

 

To make an A2 sized clear top box…

{1} Start with a 6 1/2 x 7 7/8″ “piece of cardstock in the color of your choice

{2} Use your scoring tool to score a line 1″ from each edge of the colored cardstock

{3} Cut a piece of clear cardstock to the same size of the colored cardstock

{4} Score the clear cardstock as follows: on the left size score one inch from the edge. On the right side score 7/8″ from the right edge. This will create a slighty larger clear top that will easily slip over the bottom of your box. Easy, right?

To finish off your box and add an element of professionalism, you can add stamped labels from File It: Stationery.

Craft Fair Inspiration| Damask Love Blog

Craft Fair Inspiration| Damask Love Blog

Craft Fair Inspiration| Damask Love Blog

Are you inspired to create a few craft fair goodies? Have you ever had a craft fair book of your own?

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16 thoughts on “Style Watch: Craft Fair Inspiration”

  1. what a fun idea! love your picnic post with cookies just below this one, too. 🙂

    also wanted to let you know that the stamps I won here on your blog arrived yesterday. I think they took the trip around the world, but they are here! 🙂

    enjoy your day!

  2. Oh….I wanna go to your craft fair. I would drool all over your products and touch everyone. Then I would take 20 minutes to pick a design, 10 minutes to pick an ink and 5 minutes to make sure I didn’t want something else instead. Then my DH would drag me away. In all seriousness, this is super cool!

  3. You come up with the neatest ideas. I have got to try this box—but could you please tell me what is ‘clear’ cardstock and where do you get it? i looked on clear and simple and they had no listing for it. Could you please let me know?

  4. Amber
    I am fairly new to your website. I am truly enjoying your style. These craft fair items are just adorable. Being so new, I was wondering if you have any you tube videos? I learn so much better by example. Also would love to know how you get your inspiration? Does your Mojo ever just up and go? Love the items you’ve created. :0)

  5. So cute Amber. Would the clear lid be scored at 7/8 inch on all 4 sides? The score @ 1 in on the left and 7/8 on the right is throwing me, but I’m not great at math to begin with. LOL

  6. Hi Amber! When you e-mailed me your response about using clear cardstock, I had no idea about the awesomosity (yep, it’s a “word”) you would produce! OM Goodness you’re talented! I’ll be placing an order from CSS really soon. I wanted to help those that had questions about the box:

    @Ronny – clear cardstock is another name for a transparency. It comes in different thicknesses. Most office supply stores carry it and it mainly used for overhead projectors (do they even use those things anymore? LOL). You could also check out Papertreyink.com since they sell clear cardstock also.

    @Vickie: you could use Clear and Simple Stamps 1/4 or 1/2 inch Simple Adhesive to put the box together. It comes in a huge roll and you definitely get more for your money than the Sookwang tape (also called scor-tape) that’s really popular.

    @Paulette: for the clear lid, you would score the 6 1/2 side at 1 inch on each side, then score the 7 7/8 side at 7/8 of an inch on each side. You’ll have a great looking box! I recommend using scrap paper to practice.

    Hope that helps! Go DamaskLove!

    1. This commetn has earned you very special place in my heart! Thank you so much for your spot on responses to each of the questions! I hope you enjoy creating your card boxes.

    2. Okay, thanks Rae. In my mind those measurements were going to not meet flush in the corners of the lid, I followed through with white card stock. The 1/8th inch over hang at the top and the bottom of the clear lid are odd to me, due to scoring top and bottom edges at 7/8″ and the sides at 1″. I don’t buy professional stationary, so it may come that way. And there is probably a good reason for it. Or I may have misread or misunderstood some of the other measurements. It does happen. Amber’s boxes look like they are flush on the corners, so I’m obviously still doing something wrong. LOL So, I have tweaked everything to make it work because I have to have my little sets done by th 19th for a silent auction for my daughter’s work. To muddy the water more, I’m recycling some Cuttlebug cutting pad pkg. that is smaller and had to be adapted. I love Amber’s projects and inspiration, they are all so Sweet and Fun to Share. This one is sure to delight the bidders at the auction. =D Thanks Amber!! xo

  7. So fabulous! Perfect for a craft fair, indeed! I better get busy. I have one coming up in October. Everyone loves a monogramed craft!

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