It's only March, but already the graduation exploding box order rush has begun! I received two orders last week, and another one this week. Crazy!! Last week, I got orders for one high school and one college graduate. I try to be really careful about using school logos and imagery...it's not really an issue for high schools, but for colleges/universities, it definitely can be. The graduate of the college order I received goes to University of Alabama. Being on the west coast, and not being a big sports fan, I was unaware how very notorious/important this university is, but upon researching their logo usage, was duly informed, lol! They have an extremely strict policy about using any logos, including a licensing procedure that I did not have time to go through. So, I had to get creative. I have had to deal with these situations before, and managed, but this time I think I hit it out of the park!
In addition to working on custom orders, I am working on stuff for the SET Spring Sale at the end of April. I recently ordered a sample pack of paper from a company that makes seeded paper- that is, paper that contains wildflower seeds, so you can actually plant the paper and grow flowers. How FREAKING cool is that?? The sample pack I ordered came with 2 sheets of 5 colors: pink, blue, white, yellow, and green, and I also ordered one sheet that is white with red/pink flower petals embedded. I have started making some floral gift tags, which I plan to sell at the spring sale. Here's a sample of what I've made so far:
So, as you can see, I've made some tags that are blue with daisies, as well as white tags with pink carnations, and green tags with butterflies. The tags are 2x3" and I have added natural twine through the top holes, for a natural look. I am really liking how they are turning out! The seeded paper is pretty spendy- the company I ordered from is in Canada, so shipping is not cheap. But I have wanted to try this for some time, so am excited about offering these tags at the upcoming spring sale!
That's all for now- will update again soon!