|Amazing "Message in a Bottle" kit from Paper Pastries|
I've been a fan of PP since I stumbled upon the CUTEST custom stamps I've seen EVER! I am itching to order one, but waiting til I move into my new place in 2012 (so that I don't get some awesome return address stamp only to render it useless after a couple months).
|PP's famous "Know It All" pencil set|
Me: Your products are so sweet and beautiful -- what is your biggest source of inspiration?
PP: Thank you! Each product inspiration comes from a different place. Take the stationery sets, for example: each one was made because I had looked for a similar set and couldn't find anything cute enough so I had to make my own. ;) Or the pencils; my sister is a teacher and requested cute pencils for her to use during class. That's where the idea for the 'Know It All' pencil set came from. The first set was so popular we just kept adding more--now we have six different sets!
Me: Nice! Can you describe your workspace and/or work process?
|Super-coveting this awesome card!|
My work process really changes from week to week. Some days I'm making up products, just packing online orders, or doing something on the computer like blogging, editing shop pictures, or checking inventory. My fiancé, sister, and brother-in-law are a constant help so I couldn't do it without them.
|Perfect little gift wrap kit (Valentine's Day, anyone?!)|
PP: The deadline for christmas delivery has passed, though I do send out a newsletter every season; you can sign up here http://paperpastries.bigcartel.com/newsletter-signup. And I always include a discount code.
Me: I just signed up! *Wink.* Which item in your shop is an all-around best bet (i.e. your most "giftable" item)?
PP: This season it's been the custom return address stamp. People are buying one for themselves and each of their sisters or best friends. It's really been nonstop since October.
♥Okay, so bummer that we all (myself included) missed the holiday shipping deadline, but make sure you get yourself on that Paper Pastries newsletter for awesome-good deals in the future! Besides, do you really need a reason like Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa to give your sisters and best friends a super-rad customized stamp? I think not.