I enjoy packaging orders for my mail order business and I make it as fun as possible for me.
To that end I put as much creativity into the packaging as I can. I think that receiving a beautifully packaged order is just as important as the order itself. At least it is to me.
My work station is pretty small, but everything is at my fingertips. Near my packaging supplies table are my wool shelves and patterns.
Some of my finished pieces are here to inspire me and remind me to make more! Inspiration brings more inspiration.
I love paper crafting and so currently enclose my hand embellished vintage reproduction postcards.
I am a fan of Ranger’s Tim Holtz products and love to add different old-looking colors of the distress ink series. I also love to spray on Glimmer Mist iridescent colors and dab on Stickles glitter glue.
Attention to detail is important to me, as well as getting orders out right away. As tricky as it is to be a sole proprietor, I find it so satisfying to have taken a concept from my personal vision to working out all of the steps to putting it into the hands of anyone who cares to order something. I feel so lucky to have succeeded in that sense, and to see my work travel across the country and even the world.
Whatever you do today, do something that gives you pleasure. Even if it is the way you fix dinner. Being mindful is one way to be living in the here and now.
Have an inspiring day ~ Karen
‘The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls’