Hello! Well, Valentine's Day is less than 2 weeks away, and traffic is really picking up in my Etsy shop! I have sold a couple of cards already, and yesterday received a custom order for a bookmark and gift envelope. I was/am so excited!! I love custom work, maybe more than anything else. It is fun to make my own creations, but I love helping someone else bring their visions to life. I got a convo from a nice guy who asked if I could customize a blue butterfly delphiuim bookmark and make a gift envelope for it. His sweetie loves blue, so he wanted to start with my basic design and replace the yellow ribbon with a blue one. No problem here...one of my biggest weaknesses is ribbon! You should see my stash- I buy way too much because it is an affordable luxury, so I have way more than I should! We also talked about some ways to customize both the bookmark design and the envelope that I would create. I am really happy with what I came up with, and the customer seems happy as well, from the photos I sent him.
The customer requested an envelope to match, and asked for a seal with a shape I did not have. I suggested some alternatives, including other shapes such as circles, squares, or hearts, and threw out the suggestion of creating a seal with a pressed flower. I have not done it before, but had some ideas on how it could be done. He liked the idea, so I went with it, and I love it!! I will definitely be doing this again!
That's all for now! Coming up in the next couple of weeks, I hope to finish the flowers, plus make a birthday card for my sister, who is turning the big 5-0 at the end of the month. See you later!