May 16, 2012

Sending Etsy Mail

Hey everyone! I miraculously got TWO WHOLE SALES yesterday in my Etsy shop, which is absolutely unprecedented in my shop. Sad, I know, but I'll take what I can get. So I thought I'd share with you some of the packaging and goodies I've included in one of the orders. Voila:
Photobucket

First, I quickly painted a white envelope to protect the photo. I used watercolors and just messily free-handed the text. As you can see, my "darla dear" is tilting off to one corner.

Then, I cut out a playful shape from pink paper to use as an address label. Obviously, I didn't include the address of my customer, for obvious reasons. Obviously. (I just couldn't stop typing obviously.)

I also included a pretty card, in which I wrote a quick thank you in pencil. She can erase my pencil markings, and re-use the card for whatever she likes!

I needed a bit more reinforcement, so I threw in a thick paper with watercolor paint swatches on it (not pictured here), which I made for an art class. Perhaps she can use them in a collage.

I then threw it all into a cardboard envelope (a re-purposed, previously used envelope), pasted the address label, and closed the top using white duct tape. Super simple! If I got this in the mail, I'd have a blast uncovering each little silly treasure.

As of right now, since I average about 4 sales per year, I don't have uniform packaging methods, I just use what I've got lying around. But it makes it interesting! If you know of any blog posts about packaging, or if you have some ideas, leave them in the comments!

8 comments:

  1. I love how much attention you payed to all of the details :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I always want them to feel like their money was well-spent.

      Delete
  2. congrats on the sales! :) This stuff is beautiful! I would love to receive all of that as extra stuff in something I order :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! It's so exciting that people like my work enough to actually spend money on it!

      Delete
  3. hello! i just wanted to let you know that i gave you an award on my blog! go check it out:)

    http://letitrainlove.blogspot.com/2012/05/liebster-award.html

    xo, hannah mae.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I relly like your original packaging! I'd love to receive something so thoughtfully done! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. oh my goodness, you actually have the prettiest blog!!!!!! I made mine a couple of days ago, have a quick peak if you've got a spare moment. Oh, and count me as a new follower xo Genevieve

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I worked hard on the design! Good luck with your new blog!

      Delete

Got two cents to pitch in? Go for it! I adore comments!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...