Thursday, November 26, 2009

Black Friday Sale!

For the rest of the week, 11/27 to 11/30, enjoy savings up to 40% on selected Cute Clips & More items. This is the perfect time to gear up for the holiday season and get a jump start of your holiday shopping. Our new Christmas rhinestone shirts for girls are perfect for your visit with Santa and you won't find better prices on our high quality shirts.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Personalized Holiday Placemat Giveaway!


Check out our giveaway on Mudpies and Mary Janes. You could win a personalized holiday placemat of your choice!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Say It With Sparkle



We are so happy to announce that we are now carrying personalized Swarovski crystal shirts for women! We offer shirts for moms, moms-to-be, grandmas, brides-to-be and the birthday girl. Perfect for a unique bridal shower gift, any bride would love our Wedding Name and Date shirt. Or, show off your new last name with our personalized Mrs. t-shirt.

Are you a sports mom? Show how proud you are of your child with a personalized bling shirt. Choose from football, baseball, hockey, soccer, dance, cheer, lacrosse or any sport up to 10 letters. Or, show off your spirit with a team shirt such as "wildcats mom" or "tigers mom."









Thursday, October 1, 2009

And the winner is...

Congratulations to suburban prep the winner of our first giveaway! Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Puppy Love

This custom order t-shirt turned out so cute I just had to share it! Our shirt sizes range from onesies to youth xl and are available in short and long sleeves. Check out all of our cute personalized shirts or let us create a custom shirt for you!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Our First Giveaway!



I am so excited to announce our first giveaway for a pair of monogrammed wine glasses. These glasses are perfect to commemorate a special occasion or for a fun night out on the town with the girls. For birthdays and anniversaries, consider getting a number monogrammed on the glass. Who wouldn't want to celebrate their 21st or 40th birthday in style?
For unique bridesmaid gifts use the colors of your wedding on the glasses. Of course, if you are not into polka dots, just let us know and we can leave them off. Or, if you would like trendy stemless wine glasses we can do that too!

To win these personalized wine glasses, please visit our website and tell us about your favorite Cute Clips & More product. One lucky winner will be chosen at random on September 28, 2009. Good luck to everyone and make sure to be on the look out for more cool giveaways on our blog!!

For more chances to win choose one of the following ways to earn an extra entry or combine all four to get four extra entries!

1. Follow our blog! To get your extra entry, please leave another comment saying that you follow us.

2. Write about us on your own blog and leave an additional comment with a link to your post. If you don't own a blog, simply forward this post to 2 of your friends and cc us on the email. Then, come back here and leave a comment saying "I told 2 friends!"

3. Place our button on your blog or website and then leave an additional comment with a link to the page where you put the button.

4. Tweet about this giveaway on twitter leaving a comment telling us about it for an extra entry.
Open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 or older to enter.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Plates, Tees and Placemats, Oh My!

Spooky things are on there way this Halloween at Cute Clips & More...



T-Shirts

Plates


Placemats

Wordless Wednesday- Hydrangeas in Cape Cod


For more Wordless Wednesday posts check out 5 mins. for mom!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Personalized To A Tee

Phew, over the last month we have added over 30 new personalized t-shirts! We have something for everyone including monogrammed shirts, big sister and brother shirts, birthday shirts, Halloween shirts, school shirts and adorable everyday shirts. Made from 100% cotton, our new shirts are super comfy and come in short sleeve, long sleeve and onesies. Plus, the designs are available in a rainbow of colors. Remember that we love custom orders, so send us your ideas and let us create a t-shirt for you.






Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rest and Relaxation


I'm back from Cape Cod and my husband and I had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary. Since neither of us have ever been to the Cape Cod area before, we had a fabulous time exploring all of the towns on the Cape. We learned that each one had a very different personality and all of the towns had a wonderful quaint charm about them. The scenery and local artist's work was truly inspiring, so be on the look out for new creations from Cute Clips & More this fall!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Backpacks!




Tired of those cheap character backpacks that don't hold up? Well, I just added these great new personalized backpacks to my site! All of them have a double zipper for the main compartment, a zipper for the front pocket, a mesh side pocket for holding a water bottle, adjustable and padded shoulder straps, and a padded back panel for for extra cushioning! The backpacks measure 18x13x6. There are many great styles to choose from for both boys and girls, so come check them out.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Refreshing Cucumber Salad

One of my favorite side dishes on a hot summer day is cucumber salad. I have fond memories of my grandma preparing a traditional vinegar based cucumber salad with vegetables fresh from the garden. I recently found an excellent recipe from Better Homes and Gardens and had to share it. One of the things that I love about this recipe is the ginger flavor. In my opinion, this recipe is perfect for a backyard BBQ!


{recipe and photo courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens}

Check out Better Homes and Gardens' recipe for Spiky Cucumber Salad here!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Fickle Feet

This summer I have been living in my SwitchFlops. These flip flops have interchangeable decorative straps which give you the opportunity to create numerous looks from just one pair of shoes. Attached with Velcro, the straps are really easy to change and the Velcro is super strong so the straps stay on no matter how active you are.

I think that these flip flops are perfect to take on vacations. With only one pair of shoes, you can go from a casual look to a more dressy look just by changing the strap. Also, SwitchFlops come in a couple different heel heights so it’s easy to find the perfect shoe for every occasion. My next purchase is going to the cute kitten heel flip flops, called the Lily. I am dreading when winter comes and I have to stop wearing my SwitchFlops.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Announcing...

Cute Clips & More is now offering new products for the home and office. Our new monogrammed wine glasses are perfect for bridesmaid gifts or to commemorate a special birthday or anniversary. Other glassware, such as martini and highball glasses, can also be monongrammed. Just contact us for pricing.
Besides glassware, we are also offering super chic monogrammed clipboards, pencil holders and foam koozies. For detailed information, check out our website at www.cuteclipsandmore.com










Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Stamp of Approval


{All photos courtesy of Purple Lemon Designs}

I am absolutely in love with Kelly's new stamps from Purple Lemon Designs! Her adorable birthday address stamp is the perfect way to dress up any party invitation. Besides address stamps, she carries note cards, super chic wedding stamps and custom stationery. The best deal around has to be her printable stationery. For $10 you get a custom designed PDF file that allows you to print out as much stationery as you need from your home printer. Go check out her Etsy shop and blog at http://purplelemondesigns.com/

Monday, July 6, 2009

It's That Time of Year Again

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Can you believe that it's already time to think about school supplies? Where has the summer gone? Cute Clips & More now offers two different kinds of lunch boxes- a trendy personalized metal lunchbox and an insulated, monogrammed lunch bag.






The personalized metal lunch box is perfect for school lunches or for storing crafts and toys that have a million little pieces. I have had customers order these lunchboxes specifically for storing Lego's and matchbox cars. The inside of the lunch box has a dry erase sheet attached to it and is perfect for adding a special note. Wouldn’t this be a great idea on exam days or birthdays? As always, if you don't see a specific design that reflects your little one's personal style, please contact us and we can create a custom design for you.


Our insulated, monogrammed lunch bag measures 5.5” x 5.5” x 6” and easily fits a sandwich, juice box and fruit cup. I think they are the perfect size because they are small enough to fit in a backpack, but large enough to hold a hearty lunch.



Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Soapsicle Tutorial- Good Clean Fun!


Today my daughter and I made soapsicles! They were so easy to make and I loved seeing her expressive her creativity by layering different colors. I thought these would be an adorable summer party favor if you wrapped them in plastic and tied a ribbon at the base. These soapsicles look good enough to eat, so warn little ones that they don't taste as good as they look!

Supplies
Popsicle mold
Craft sticks
Pour and melt soap base
Soap coloring
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
4-cup glass measuring cup
Fragrance (optional)

1) To begin, I purchased a cheap popsicle mold from the dollar store and the rest of the supplies I was able to find at a local craft store.

2)Melt the pour-and-melt soap base in the measuring cup following the manufactures instructions. When the soap base comes out of the microwave it will be hot so make sure younger kids don't burn themselves. Next, add a few drops of the soap coloring and stir. Just like food coloring, the more you add the darker the color will become. You can also add a few drops of fragrance, if desired, at this time.

3) To make a single color soapsicles, pour the melted soap base into the popsicle mold and spray the surface with a little rubbing alcohol. This will eliminate any air bubbles that might have formed while pouring it into the mold. After about 10 seconds, add the craft stick and put the popsical mold into the freezer for a couple of minutes until it sets. FYI, I decided to go with jumbo craft sticks instead of skinny popsicle sticks because they were easier for little hands to grab onto.

4) If you want to achieve the layered look, start by pouring the first color about a third of the way up and spray it with rubbing alcohol. Not only will the rubbing alcohol get rid of any surface bubbles, it will also help the second layer adhere to the first layer. Wait until a skin forms on the first layer and then add your next color and the craft stick. Remember, to add a spritz of rubbing alcohol between all of your layers. Finally add the third layer.

5) To remove the soap, pop it in the freezer for a few minutes, then run a butter knife between the soap and the mold. Gently pull on the craft stick and pull the soapsicle out.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Gearing up for July 4th



While trying to plan my menu for our 4th of July barbecue (I hope the weather holds up!), I remembered one of my favorite appetizers from Smitten Kitchen, Feta Salsa. If you are not familiar with Smitten Kitchen run and check out her amazing blog! This Mediterranean inspired appetizer includes some of my favorite flavors like Kalamata olives and feta cheese. Plus, this recipe is very adaptable. Last time I made it I didn't have scallions on hand, so I used capers and it still turned out wonderful. Serve it with pita chip, sliced baguette, flat bread or whatever you have handy. Yum!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Working in Style

I stumbled across this great laptop sleeve on Etsy this morning and fell in love with it. Handcrafted by WatermelonWishes, it is made from 100% cotton designer fabric and has a fully lined quilted interior to offer a little added protection. It is affordably priced and shipping is free! What could be better than that? Besides laptop sleeves, they carry tote bags, diaper bags, notepad covers and has lots of options for design-your-own products. You can check out WatermelonWishes' Etsy Shop by clicking HERE.




Friday, June 26, 2009

June Sale


For a limited time, Cute Clips & More is offering free shipping on orders $50 or more. Please use the discount code "Shipping". This is a great time to get a jump start on back to school items like lunch boxes and Kindergarten Rocks tee shirts.

Welcome!

Welcome to the Cute Clips & More blog. After years of selling wholesale monogrammed gifts, I decided to take the plunge and open my own website. And am I sure glad that I did! It has been so much fun getting to know my clients and helping them pick out the perfect personalized or monogrammed gift. While shopping at my store, if you don't see exactly what you are looking for just contact me! I would be happy to listen to your ideas and discuss different possibilities with you. Custom designs can be made for our personalized clothing, lunch boxes, bibs, burp cloths, koozies, stationery, party invitations, bookplates, gift stickers and aprons.

I decided to start a blog so I can share information with you. Not only will I be sharing Cute Clips and & More sales, new products, reader discounts and store information, but I plan on bringing you tutorials, fun products I find around the Internet and so much more. Make sure you sign up for our blog updates and check out our store at http://www.cuteclipsandmore.com/