26 April 11, 2008

New Packaging

In preparation for the National Stationery Show, I’ve redesigned the packaging for my pins, magnets, pocket mirrors, and bookplates.

The size I use is 2.75″ x 4.25″, but to save money I ordered them 4-up on a 5.5″ x 8.5″ postcard. I have a ream cutter, so 5 minutes of work saved me $300.

Pink Loves Brown - Packaging Inserts

On the Chopping Block

Pink Loves Brown - Packaging Inserts

That’s just part of the stack!

OK. One more item checked off the to-do list. *whew*

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26 Comments

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    tab
    April 11, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Your packaging is so chic! I love it!

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    Angela
    April 11, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    i can’t wait to see all your pretty things at the NSS! Yay!

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    jaime
    April 11, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    beautiful design. do you print them yourself? If so, what kind of printer do you use? I’m always looking for recommendations on printers.

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    Lib
    April 11, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Very nice.

    Can you tell me about your ream cutter? I’m shopping for one right now, and would love to have an actual user’s review.

    Thanks so much!
    ramos.lib @ gmail.com

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    amy purple
    April 11, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    can we see a photo of how they are put together? do you put them into a plastic sleeve? I really like the design!

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    Making it Lovely
    April 11, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Sometimes I print things myself (I have an Epson R1800), but I sent these out to be done.

    Lib, I love my ream cutter! I bought it on eBay from chicagojohnde. I have the QCM-1200E.

    Amy – I’ll take a photo soon! I’m not sure if I’ll have time today or not, but I have some new designs I need to photograph anyway. :)

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    MichelleB
    April 11, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Those are really stunning. You do beautiful work! Good luck at the show. :-)

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    Michele
    April 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    So pretty! Much luck for the show!

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    karen
    April 11, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    wow! lovely! i too can’t wait to see it all together. best of luck at NSS!
    ps i love that ream cutter too!

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    laura
    April 11, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    they look great, nicole!

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    phoenixc
    April 11, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    So pretty!

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    MMW
    April 11, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    I would buy your products JUST FOR THE packaging alone. Wow.

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    Ileana
    April 11, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Ooh, your new packaging is so pretty!

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    mary
    April 11, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Gorgeouso!!!

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    Jan
    April 11, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Beautiful design. Pink loves brown.

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    jaime
    April 12, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    I have the R1800 too :)

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    Cellar Door
    April 13, 2008 at 4:36 am

    Gorgeous packaging, you’ve got great taste and am amazing eye for detail. Very inspiring!

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    Brie
    April 13, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Those look fantastic. I am seriously in awe of your talent!

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    A-M
    April 13, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    OMG, look at YOUR blog and website! A woman after my own heart! Thank you for visiting my site and for your words of encouragement. I have only been in the blogging world for just over a week and I feel like I have just moved into my uni dorm and everyone is making me feel so welcome (uni was 25 years ago by the way…ahhhh!). Your blog is just inspirational and soooo my taste. I will link to you and visit daily…just when do I feed the children, do the washing, run my business? I can’t pry myself away from everyones blogs… loving it! Best Wishes, A-M

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    Sara
    April 13, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Very pretty! I love using ream cutters. There is something satisfying about cutting through a huge stack of papers…

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    Caitlin @ C³
    April 14, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Adorable! Really makes me want to revamp my packaging!

    I guess that ream cutter really paid for itself (whenever you bought it) if it just saved you more than it cost with this one job!

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    Sarah
    April 14, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    so darling! you’ve got a knack for this sort of thing!

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    Julie
    April 15, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Really cute packaging! I love all those straight cuts & stacks & stacks. (it’s an illness – LOL!)

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    julie @ coveiter
    April 15, 2008 at 9:08 am

    hum, ream cutter. i think i need to put that on my to get list. or to research list. :) your packaging looks sooo lovely! great job!

    julie
    http://www.coveiter.com

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    Susan Ball
    April 15, 2008 at 9:47 am

    You are living my dream. OMG. Getting to the point of exhibiting at the National Stationery Show is a dream of mine. It would be interesting to hear how you got to that point. Lessons learned, taking the leap, etc.

    Good job!!!

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    Diana
    April 17, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    VERY pretty and wonderful!

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