Also, I am so happy that Petal and Paperie's lovely owner is gifting to you a promo code for all of your holiday shopping needs. Make sure to look out for it after the interview and all of the amazing items that are in the feature. Enjoy!
Tell me a little bit about yourself!
I'm 26 years old and I am an RN "by day" but I've always been crafty at heart. Ever since I could remember I've always enjoyed creating pretty things. I made my first scrapbook when I was 10 years old. During my days in college, friends and family would ask me to create custom invitations for birthday parties, weddings, and important events in their lives. I took much pleasure creating something special for them. Not to mention, it helped my empty pockets as a poor but happy college student. So even now that I have my career as a nurse, I always make time to create paper goods, simply because it makes me happy and I love to do it.
Where did the name of your store come from?
I thought "Petal and Paperie" would be a great name for my store because on top of creating paper goods, I also enjoy doing floral design as a hobby.
Why did you start making goods for Petal and Paperie?
Since the beginning of this year I found myself making custom event stationery every month for friends, family, and people who've heard of me by word of mouth. So I finally decided this September to open up shop and create an online store where I would be more easily accessible to customers. This year I decided to get into the Holiday spirit and created a line of holiday stationery which I am so excited to share with everyone.
What is your favorite item?
I would have to say that my favorite item in my store is the Holiday stationery kit. It's a dead giveaway that it would be my favorite item because I love to create things. The Holiday stationery kit includes a set of holiday cards, gift tag labels, blank gift tags, stickers, paper doilies, clothes pins, and twine. For a great price it allows my customers to be crafty and creative in their own right and are able to share that with loved ones this holiday season.
What is your most popular item?
The "Wishing you Joy" Christmas greeting card has been a popular item this year. It reads: "Wishing you all the joy your heart can hold this Christmas and always." I think its been a popular design because of the heart felt message and the festive design.
Where do you get the inspiration for your work?
The inspiration for my work truly comes from my customers. Whenever I create custom stationery I always get a feel for my customer's style and what it is they are looking for. My mission is to always create something memorable and unique to each customer.
What makes your store unique?
All event stationery is created and uniquely designed for each customer. Everything from conception to the finished product, I have a hand in. I take much joy in creating something that each customer can take pride and happiness in.
What is the toughest part about making your goods/your artistic process?
Sometimes I tend to be a perfectionist because I want my customers to be truly satisfied and happy with the finished product. There are days that I will spend hours on end trying to make all the little details perfect for an invitation. Sometimes it drives my significant other crazy but I'd like to think thats also one of the reasons he loves me as well. I pay attention to detail in all aspects of my life and have always found that its the little things that matter.
Do you take custom orders?
I most certainly take custom orders on just about anything. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for your custom stationery needs.
When is the last day I can order in time for Christmas Day?
December 17, 2013
Where can I see more of your work and buy a gift?
Are you going to be at any shows soon, so I can see your work in person and say hello?
I plan to be a vendor at the Long Beach art walk this December. Stay tuned to my Instagram for more details.
I feel like all of these cards and creations are like a breath of fresh air! Don't you? I think the "Naughty or Nice Tags" and the "Holiday Wreath" card might be my favorites, but it is so hard to choose! Make sure to pop over to Petal and Paperie's Etsy store and use the coupon code "Holidays2013" to take 10% off the purchase of any holiday stationery.