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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Envelopes? Really?

It's been a while since I've written anything.  Well, that's not entirely true.  I write every. single. day...just not for fun.  I am at the tail end of my degree in Graphics Design and am cramming in a triple work load to get it all done before Halloween.  It's insane and I find myself sitting down at my laptop just wishing I could do cool things like update my blog or email friends.  But, alas, I am writing critiques or endless ad campaigns for companies I might one day try to work for.

A postcard I made up for a fictitious scholarship I wish I had won.

In the meantime, something funny has been happening and I am wondering if it is a sign or just a silly coincidence.  I have an Etsy shop.  I put all sorts of stuff in there.  I started off with scrapbooking embellishments, branched into baby items, and now have boutique clothing.  Recently, I listed some envelopes and wouldn't you know it - they are the big seller.  No kidding.  I giggle with glee every time my phone goes cha ching because I know someone else bought some envelopes.

The very envelopes that keep me giggling...and thinking...

This was not my intended direction for my shop, but I am wondering if there is a need that I could meet with my graphics skills.  Perhaps personalized invitations, stationery, business cards, web templates, etc. are what I can contribute.  I can't help but enjoy the thought of having yards and yards of baker's twine and little monogrammed envelope seals and ooooohhhhh washi tape!!!  Do you think Mr. B. will support this addiction - ahem - business plan?

An example of some neato things you can do with graphics and paper straws



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