Oh, the times, they are a-changin’.
Seriously. There is a good chance that many a thing will soon change in the Etsy world of Vicentine Design, and it all started a number of weeks ago, when in a flurry of activity and confusion, I ordered the wrong size of envelopes for not one, but two clients. Oops.
No matter, though. I placed the order, received the order, and then realised my error. It’s not like I was sitting in a cafe over coffee with my happily engaged couple only to realise, “Oh, look! Your invitations are too big for your envelopes! That’s peculiar!”
That would make a happily engaged couple very unhappily engaged rather quickly, I bet.
During this envelope sizing mishap, I was emailing back and forth with one of the local printers I work with to graphically enhance the backs of my envelopes. Turns out, they didn’t have the size I needed on hand (big pain!) and they were looking to me to supply them with the specific size in question.
Needless to say, once the appropriate envelopes arrived on my door step, I sat in my office, humming and hawing over whether or not I should deliver the envelopes to the print shop or give printing the envelopes at home a whirl. We have an incredibly decent and powerful printer, but I had always been wary of navigating the envelope printing world.
That is… I was wary until I finally said “Forget this outsourcing business,” set everything up and hit the ever dangerous print button.
What happened? Nothing! The envelopes printed perfectly and I was thrilled, for I not only saved myself some cash, but I was staring at the very real possibility of printing my own envelopes in house.
Invitations are still an entirely different ball game, and that will never ever go in-house, unless I invest in all of the fancy, expensive things like an even better printing, an incredible multi-sheet paper cutter and trimmer, perforating tool, etc etc etc.
The quantity thing is what’s scary, of course. I miss the days when this was my full time preoccupation. Things would be so much easier then.
Envelope adventures aside, as I was previewing my Etsy shop stats sometime in February, I realised that I rather suddenly had a lot of traffic coming from a website called Discover Paper. I followed the links and sure enough, stumbled upon a post featuring my mustache notepads. I was tickled pink. Absolutely.
It took me a few weeks, but I managed to throw the feature up on my Features page for permanent safe keeping. In the meantime, go ahead and check out the post at Discover Paper. I’m sure they’ll appreciate it.Leave a comment