23&9 Creative

23&9 on Brickyard Buffalo!

Chelsea KardokusComment

I am so excited to announce that 23&9 Creative is being featured on Brickyard Buffalo this week! Brickyard Buffalo is "an online pop-up market that showcases individual companies and their freshest items." From today until Friday you can get your favorite .doc printable resume templates for 40% off! Check out the deal here and grab one before they're all gone! Share with your friends and get the word out there!

Happy resume-ing!

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client thank yous!

projects, iChelsea KardokusComment

I had so much fun putting together these little thank you packs to send to clients! Thanks to my perfect stamps from Bluebirds Creative, some pretty kraft paper, these awesome neon tags from Knot & Bow and a little washi tape - I can't wait to start sending these out! Here's a little preview - let me know what you think!

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side table diy

Chelsea KardokusComment

Over the weekend I decided to put together a new little side table for my living room. There's one I've really been wanting from Target, but I decided to save the money instead and make my own! Here's what I did:

The base is a crate I picked up from the corner grocery. They leave these beautiful wooden crates out to be thrown away, so one night I just decided to take one. I cleaned it, bleached it, dried it and walla! Brand new awesome crate.

Then I had used this silver tray from West Elm that just happened to fit perfectly on the top. I added my favorite ampersand book from Anthropologie and mug with some fresh flowers to add some fun & a pop of color to the top.

At first I had the open side of the crate facing the back. But then I realized these magazine holders from Ikea fit perfectly inside! I always struggle with where to keep my magazines I want to read and this was the perfect solution. Along with a great coffee table book about the history of the design of TIME.

This was such a fun, simple project that I threw together with just a few things from around my apartment. How will you make your new side table?


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