It's Giveaway Time!
Ya'll know I love me some letterpress.
I was SO excited when Kimberly over at Honizukle agreed to sponsor a giveaway!
One lucky winner will receive 2 sets of absolutely gorgeous
handmade mini letterpress cards from Honizukle!
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I can't tell you how in love I am with Kimberly's work.
When she showed me her latest collection, I thought it was so beautiful I just had to pin them.
Let me just tell you, the cards are even more beautiful in hand.
The stationery is thick and luxurious. The impressions are rich and precise.
The colors are modern and vibrant. The designs are one-of-a-kind.
Let's learn more about the talented and lovely Kimberly who made this all possible:
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: A little about myself… well, it's hard to describe myself. I'm very driven. Anything creative inspires me and there's nothing artistic that I don't like to do or want to try my hand at. Of course, I have to narrow it down and concentrate on something to be any good at it. I love designing and working on the press. When I'm not working I'm spending time with my apprentice in the making, my two year old son, Jack. We have fun together and he and my husband inspire a lot of my work.
Q: How did you get started doing letterpress?
A: I've always loved stationery. Even before I came to the US. It was something my sister and I used to collect and really enjoy. I don't remember exactly when I first laid eyes on a letterpressed card but once I saw what could be done I knew I had to do it. My husband was kind enough to allow me to invest in my own press and I took an intensive workshop in Brooklyn that really cemented my love for it.
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A: I don't yet. I've sold through my own site but I'm redoing it at the moment so I've only been selling through Etsy. I will hopefully be in a few shops soon and that's exciting but Etsy is a great marketplace. The kind of people that appreciate handmade are already going to Etsy to find things, so you already have the clients you're looking for. Etsy also puts so much work into their marketing and that's work they do for you. Each listing is like a little ad of your own. I think Etsy is a great place to sell and I don't think I'd ever stop selling there.
Q: What is your most popular item?
A: It's hard to say. I design new items for holidays so there are definite favorites during those times but I'd have to say what I sell the most are personalized sets. There's something great about getting or giving personalized stationery and it shows in the amount of sets I sell.
Q: What inspired your new collection?
A: My new collection is all Spring. I picked a palette I love and went with it. I was also very inspired by the Pearl Lettra stock I had acquired. It has a very creamy feel because of the color and that just made me want to do soft pastels and of course sweet designs. I'd say a lot of it was inspired by Mother's Day and my own mother actually. She loves flowers and used to draw them all the time. We're far away so I think about her a lot, this collection could be a subconscious ode to her too.
Q: Where do you see yourself/your shop in 3 years?
A: In three years I hope to be in stores. I'd really like to enter a store and see my cards on a counter. I know there would be a lot of satisfaction in that. I also hope to acquire another press, specifically a Vandercook. I have big ideas and I'd love to expand into other products and so I'd need a bigger press. I'd keep Charlotte of course but I'd love my studio to grow.
Q: Any advice for new shop owners on Etsy?
A: Stay on top of your Shop Stats. See what's bringing people in. If you have a product that you can tailor (like cards) pay close attention to the key words people are looking for and make a product that fills that need. Make sure to renew listings and to keep making new products to keep your shop fresh.
Q: Just for fun, what is the last thing you bought yourself on Etsy?
A: The last thing I got from Etsy was the cutest little apron. I saw it and knew it would be perfect for me to print with. Indeed, I've printed with it already and it's fantastic, no more searching for my tools all over the place. :)
ATTENTION SHOPPERS!!! COUPON ALERT!!
Kimberly is offering my readers an exclusive coupon code to Honizukle:
Use MT2012 for 10% off your entire purchase
(excluding wedding/custom orders).
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Are you ready to win some funtabulous stuff from Honizukle?
Thought so :)
Thought so :)
How to Enter the Giveaway:
1. Follow this blog (Mandatory)
and leave a comment here saying you did.
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.
Best of Luck!
and READ THE FINE PRINT
Only 3 entries per household please
Giveaway ends June 15th at midnight PST
Winner will be chosen by random.org
Entries will be validated
Winner will be announced here
Winner will have 3 days to contact me,
after which a new winner will be chosen
Must be 18 years of age or older to enter
Otherwise open to everyone!