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Presenting…. Cellar Door Craft Company!

I recently took about a month off from invitations for a few reasons.

1. I needed a break. I still work full time, so when I come home from my day job I am exhausted – and still have another 8 hours of work to do. I barely sleep! This is a good and a bad thing – I love what I do (and I love all of you brides and grooms out there), so that helps to keep it enjoyable… but my mood suffers from time to time and I barely have time to do laundry =)

2. Holidays. Wow. What a frenzy November 24th-ish til January 2nd is. I decided to make a bunch of Christmas gifts this year instead of just buying buying buying. And that was a blast! But took up a lot of extra time. As Christmas was fast approaching, I knew I would never get it all done if I didn’t put the brakes on the invites for a while.

3. …and this is the most exciting part… I opened up a THIRD Etsy shop! This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while – it’s not just invitations that I like to make, but lots of little craft projects. Over the holiday prepping period as my sister and I were making our gifts, she finally said out loud that she wanted to start a shop for realsies. And then our friend Megan jumped on board. And then we all went crazy with ideas and plans!

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So we opened up The Cellar Door Craft Company on January 14th and it has been a crazy last couple weeks!

We are handmaking a variety of items for yourself or your home, or as small gifts for anyone you know. Things like jewelry, refrigerator magnets, coasters, hand warmers, wreaths, and many more new items to come. Here is a peek:

Flannel Lined Rice Hand Warmers 

Teal and White Damask Earrings

Fabric Covered Felt Backed Coasters

Valentine's Yarn Wreath

Antique Gold Key Necklace

Satin Ribbon Pearl Necklace

Customizable Birds Nest Necklace

Valentine's Refrigerator Magnet Set

Lace Glass Tile Pendant        

Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, we are having a sale of 20% off your entire order from now til February 14th by using coupon code VDAY2013 at checkout!

Check out everything in our shop here, like us on Facebook here, follow our blog here, or follow us on twitter here.  And, of course, on Pinterest here. We also have an Instagram page (cellardoorcraft) that we are continually updating with photos of the new items going into the shop.

We will also be offering giveaways from time to time so stay tuned for that!

I will be back in the invitation business shortly and hope to have some new designs put together in the next couple weeks – as soon as I get some sleep.

 

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Shop THEN Wed

Just a quick one today, folks. It’s been a busy (and exciting) month! New things:

1. I have office space! That’s right, Peacock Printing has officially upgraded from the living room into an office. I will be sharing the space with some amazing talent – Mike Hanlon and Teri Fiske from Hanlon Weddings, Mike Napoli aka DJ Naps, among other wedding specialists. I am so excited about this I can’t even contain myself. Contact info will be coming along shortly!

2. I’ve been added to Shop Then Wed, a new website that lists a variety of wedding specialists in a whole bunch of categories. It’s a great one-stop-shop! Check it out!

3. Oh yeah. I turned 32 on the 6th. Weird. Officially “in” my 30s.

4. I’m finally getting around to updating my Etsy shop with programs, place cards, Save the Dates, and new photos of some available invitations.

5. I’ve started working with Bakers Twine and I love it. See photo below!

6. COMING SOON – and I am thrilled to say this: LETTERPRESS!!! I will be publishing a price chart with this information in the next couple weeks. Yes, it’s more expensive. But boy is it divine.

In honor of all this, I’m putting up a new coupon code. Free priority domestic shipping from now til the end of May! Use coupon code NEWOFFICE2012 at checkout in my etsy shop to get your discount. If you’re checking out through PayPal WITHOUT the Etsy checkout, just remind me and I’ll adjust the shipping.

Happy Friday!

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Happy Anniversary to Me!

Yesterday was my 2 year anniversary of opening up my Etsy shop! It’s amazing to me how far I’ve come since then. 

  • Literally HUNDREDS of brides have been married with Peacock Printing stationery – 324 sales, to be exact (and that’s not counting the few I’m working with currently). This is my PROUDEST statistic.
  • My shop expanded to carrying pocket invitations as well as many other color and embellishment upgrades.
  • I’ve participated in several craft and bridal shows.
  • The Etsy Wedding Team made me a proud member!
  • I’ve made connections with event planners, photographers, other stationery designers, bakers… the list goes on.
  • Hedonist Artisan Chocolates selected me as the designer for their 2011 Valentine’s Day truffles – it was SO much fun to work outside of the paper medium for a bit (and to get to eat a lot of delicious chocolate).
  • I’ve been selected by Etsy for a feature in the Huffington Post! Not sure when yet, but I’ll keep you posted.
  • Biggest news so far this month – LETTERPRESS IS COMING TO PEACOCK PRINTING. i.am.so.excited!!!! I’ll have more on this in the next couple weeks.

In honor of the big 2 year anniversary, I am dropping sample prices to 2.00 for the month of March. That’s 60% off! Use coupon code HAPPYANNIVERSARY at checkout for your discount to be applied. Obvs this can only be applied to samples and not to your full custom order.

Stay tuned for info on more upcoming changes!

 

Stationery vs. Stationary

Please allow me to take a moment to express a pet peeve of mine.

sta·tion·er·y

[stey-shuh-ner-ee] noun

1. writing paper.

2. writing materials, as pens, pencils, paper, and envelopes.

sta·tion·ar·y

[stey-shuh-ner-ee] adjective, noun, plural -ar·ies.

1. standing still; not moving.

2. having a fixed position; not movable.

3. established in one place; not itinerant or migratory.

4. remaining in the same condition or state; not changing: The market price has remained stationary for a week.

Stationery is what people write on, send in the mail, display at their weddings and events, and has been used as a means of long distance communication for quite some time now. Stationary is what I was this weekend on my annual camping trip. It doesn’t so much annoy me in general, but when I see people who CREATE stationery as their means of employment spelling it wrong or using the wrong form, it drives me NUTS. I suppose there is some sort of explanation for why it makes me crazy – but without boring you with stories of childhood spelling bees, graduate classes in Literature, or hours poring over magazine copy, I’ll instead direct your attention to this fabulous etsy find:

This particular listing has been sold (last month), but if you love it as much as I do, if you ask nice perhaps the seller will make another one just for you.

*Incidentally, while you’re there, take a look around at shopsaplingpress‘s other items – many of them made me laugh out loud.

Some of my favorite etsy listings this week:

Beautiful Peacock Watercolor by JessicaIllustration

Lavender Zircon Necklace by anakim

Hand Stitched Flower by SevenLayerDesigns

Leather iPhone Case by TheFigLeaf

Hand-Painted Peacock Feather Wine Glasses by marywibis

and finally…

…even though people think Labor Day marks the end of the summer season, it actualy extends til almost the END of September! So my free shipping still applies until September 22nd if you use coupon code SUMMERSHIP at checkout!

Erica