Friday, October 21, 2011

More from Studio 791!

I recently unveiled my new business, Studio 791, and my plans to participate in my first-ever craft show, the Mom-Hosted Holiday Bazaar.  I also shared some of the products I will have on sale.

I thought I would share some additional items, focusing on paper goods, especially gift tags and notebooks.
There is a definite Christmas focus to a lot of the gift tags, which makes sense for a November sale.

I had lots of fun playing around with postage stamps for many of the tag sets.
The tags below are fun; I had stickers that say "naughty" and "nice," so you can turn the two-sided tags in either direction, as appropriate:
The tags with the stickers would have been super-quick to make if I didn't have to cut out all of those circles!  They make bright and cheerful tags for Christmas gifts.
And then I discovered that once I started making gift tag sets, I just couldn't stop!
Perhaps you recognize the journal tickets I mentioned purchasing at the Invoke Arts booth at a recent stamp show in York:
And I recently ordered TONS of paper tape from 7Gypsies, including this beautiful set with Christmas colors/designs:
A few of my tag sets don't have anything to do with the holidays:
I think if I didn't "call time" on myself, I would just make gift tag sets ad infinitum!

In the spirit of tags, I created Gratitude Tag Books using autumnal decorative papers. 
It would make a great tradition for each member of the family to record on a tag something he or she is especially thankful for that year.  The tag book could come out each year, so that everyone can recall the blessings of the past, and reflect on the blessings of the current year.

You have already seen my journal cards; they'll be at the sale, too!
I also took the idea of embellishing clothespins with paper tape, and made sets to sell, along with a 3-1/2 foot length of hemp twine.  Now everyone can build their own inspiration board like the one above my work table!
I also embellished jumbo clothespins (6 inches tall) with paper tape to make fun desk accessories that can hold photographs, postcards, or mail.
I'll be using some I made for myself to hold price signs at the sale.

I used some more of my postage stamp stash to decorate some two-window picture frames:
While I am hoping to get a binding machine soon to create my own books and journals, for now I am having fun embellishing existing notebooks to make them a little more fun to carry around:
These are little 3x5 pocket notebooks, above.
These are a bit larger, and I added some interest inside with additional French text pages and paper tape on the dividers:
This post doesn't include any of the cards I created--some for Thanksgiving, some be-ribboned cards with vintage papers and images for any occasion, some nursery rhyme illustrations with machine stitching.

Now I just need to get some business cards created, some price signs made, and a display strategy worked out!

I am feeling so enthusiastic about this first craft show; no matter how it turns out, I'm more certain than ever that it won't be my last!


Kym said...

Wow, so many cool things. I know you'll have a fun experience at the craft show. I love those big clothes pins and the double sided frames with the stamps and.. well everything. Best of luck to you.

VivJM said...

Wow!! I really hope the craft show goes well, that is such a wonderful collection of bits and pieces. Look forward to reading how it went x

laurie said...

wish i could be there - you have so many great things to sell! i can't wait to hear how it goes.

Janet said...

Wow! You have been very busy! You should have no problem selling your tags and other creations. They all look beautiful.

lee said...

wow you have been creating , the clothes pins are fun, and sure to be a hit, as well as your other paper goods,

lee said...

wow you have been creating , the clothes pins are fun, and sure to be a hit, as well as your other paper goods, said...

You have been very busy!
Everything looks great, you are so creative... love it! :]
Question... I was thinking about a book binder as well, got any advice? Kind-a-Lost on the subject. Yet, I would love to create my own books too!
Doing research first, before I purchase anything, please let me know...
Thank you for sharing your many talents.
So glad you are enjoying your ATC <3

Andria said...

Thank you for the feedback on my items for sale, and the well wishes for the bazaar!

April, I'm still researching my options, too. We'll have to compare notes! I don't have any definitive information yet.

iHanna said...

Congratulations on gettinga studio name and being a part of something this fun Andria! :-) Love your paper goods, you will have fun selling I think. Craft fairs can be so different, it depends on location, weather, etc, but I hope you will have a good first one. :-)

Carin Winkelman said...

Wow, you've been busy! What an amazing amount of stuff you've made. I wish you the best of luck on your business and hope it's a great success! I love all of it!

Karenann Young said...

Wow!!! I love all the things that you have made for your sale! I'm sure they will all sell out! I'm in awe of them!

Andria said...

Thanks for the well-wishes, Hannah. Thank goodness this is an indoor bazaar; I don't think my paper goods would hold up too well outside under most weather conditions!

Thanks, Caatje! I'm so glad you like what you see!

Awww, thanks, Karenann! Selling out would be amazing...I'll settle for a healthy little number of sales for my first time.!

Naomi said...

This is so exciting, Andria! Congrats to you!

Andria said...

Thanks, Naomi!