Cool Containers


One of the things I love about being a consultant with Close To My Heart is the active sharing of ideas between consultants.  It is rare for me to have to think something up myself – so many really creative ladies make amazing things and show the rest of us how it’s done.

Take these fabulous Christmas gift tubes for instance.  These ones were made by Katrina Crute, a consultant in my team.  She showed them off at this month’s team play day.  Her inspiration had come from consultants in the Eastern States.

Katrina Crute packaging

Katrina said she plans to run a strip of sticky tape over the join between the lid and base because otherwise her kids might peek.  On Christmas day they can cut the tape.

I loved these and used the basic design to decorate a My Creations Kraft Container (X1833) for my Operation Smile donations collection container.  Close to My Heart are corporate partners with this amazing organisation.  Volunteer health professionals from all over the world regularly work within Operation Smile teams in third world countries repairing Cleft Lips and Cleft Palettes. In Australia this surgery is carried out early and children enjoy growing up without the stigma of a facial deformity.  In third world countries this isn’t the case and children often die because they can’t feed properly or endure teasing and exclusion from school.

Operation smile

You can help our fundraising efforts by adding a small donation to each of your orders.  It can be as simple as rounding the total up to the next dollar!  Just $275 AU will fund one operation.  Will you help me to help as many kids as we can in the next year?

Visit to learn more about their work.

Visit my website to place an order.

Keep smiling,


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