Monday, October 13, 2014

Papercrafter for Hire!

A woman from another state reached out to me recently after seeing the library card pockets I posted on my blog back in 2012.  She asked if I could make 100 pockets to serve as place cards for her daughter's bat mitzvah, to match the girl's book donation service project. 

How could I resist!
I have had an opportunity over the past month to work with this woman and her party planner to select colors and patterns that coordinate with the event's place settings, and we upped the number to 110 just to be on the safe side. 
The party planning company will create library cards for the pockets with each guest's name, along with their table number, written in the form of the Dewey Decimal System.  How clever is that?!
I'll be heading to the post office tomorrow to get the order shipped out to her.  I am hoping that the library card pockets offer a welcome handmade touch to her daughter's special day!
I am thinking that Papercrafter for Hire might be just the role for me.  So many of the things I enjoy creating are suitable for gifts, favors, party accompaniments and desk accessories, that it makes sense to connect my passion for paper with other folks' desire for handmade components for their events.

A business is born?

9 comments:

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Andria -- those look terrific! And how cool she found your and your talented self looking at your blog. And -- YES! -- what a great idea for a new career. Do what you love and get paid for it.

Jane LaFazio said...

These are beautiful and what a fab party idea! Glad they found you!

Janet said...

I love your idea of turning your paper skills into a business. The card pockets look great all lined up together. And I'm sure the party-goers will enjoy them.

Jo Murray said...

That is often the way businesses ARE born. Good luck.

scrapwordsmom said...

That is just cool Andria!! You are full of clever ideas:)

Anne said...

She's going to be so glad she found you! They are beautiful -- looks like quite a few hours of work was involved.

TheSnailMailer said...

Awesomeness! Keep doing what you love.

denthe said...

I love all the different patterns and colours. They look great! She will be so pleased ....

Patty Antle said...

Wonderful compliment to you Andria! And they turned out lovely. Have you thought of opening an Etsy store? I just did the other day.