Friday, May 13, 2011

Change up your packaging presentation

When running your own handmade business, I feel the artist should stay as true to handmade as possible. After all, if a customer wanted something more commercial looking why not go to a big brand name store. 

I have always used commercially printed "Thank you" cards with all of my orders. I love the style of the card I use and they fit within my budget.  However, after using these cards for sometime now I would like to hand make my own.  Sounds crazy doesn't it? Seeing that I am so busy with being a Mom, homemaker and running a small jewelry business.

I have decided to start off small by first carving out my own Cherry Blossom stamp.  I think it gives my handmade products a bit of a personal touch.
I have yet to perfect the appearance of the stamp but feel it looks pretty nice! 

Recently I purchased a Letterpress kit for my Cuttlebug.  My next step will be to transform my design into a letterpress plate so I can letterpress my own note cards with this kit.  I am excited to try this new tool out and will blog about the results!!


  1. I really like what you have done here and think that this cherry blossom looks great for your first time! Your box is cute and handcrafted always feels more personalized!

  2. hmmmm, I wish I had read this before I sent your package : ) I have a love of cherry blossoms as well--I lived in DC once upon a time.

  3. I love it! When I buy stuff from etsy, it always makes a big impression on me if the packaging is really pretty and shows the seller made an effort with it. I love that!