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Friday, November 17, 2006

New products

factoryOkay, I’ve been busy. I’ve got a bit of a respite from the FDHS project while the client makes decisions on the way they want to move forward. All of my energies are now being focused on the DIY Trunk Show on Saturday and the Renegade Holiday Show on December 9th and 10th. In preparation I have been a factory of production! I have a paper case box full of 16 Sparrows products. Those of you who are long-time lovers of 16 Sparrows should know that at the fairs, I’ll be selling some exclusive products which can’t be purchased online and also selling some out-of-print items. I also have two envelope boxes full of my own products of which I have some new ones to tell you about.
fancytagsFirst there are the Fancy Tags! My favorite thing about the tags is the little illustration I did on the label, but I also really love the tags themselves. It’s hard to sell them. I want to keep them all, especially the stamp ones. Each pack has 5 tags and they sell for $2.50 a pack, or 3 packs for $6.00. If I can figure it out, I’ll put them up for sale online, but right now, they are only available at fairs or as a free gift with a $50.00 purchase at 16 Sparrows.
I’ve also made some Mini-File Folders. I love mini-things. These are the perfect size for the bits of paper I’m always cutting out or for filing index cards or recipes. I’ve covered them with maps or with vintage wallpaper scraps. I have these amazing old wallpaper sample books and I’m so excited that I’m finally getting to use them. These also aren’t up online yet.
travelsetSome new packaging I’m using involves the new folders. In the new Travelogue Set, you get one small map journal and two of the mini-folders. I really like this concept of packaging the items together as evidenced by the other new package: the Deluxe Paper set which is a set of envelopes, mini-folders, small journals and fancy tags; all in matching, reversible papers that I got at Paper Doll’s grand opening/anniversary party 2 weeks ago. I put them all together in a swanky chocolate brown box with a band of the reversible paper making part of the packaging. I think the effect is rather striking.

So if you’re interested in any of this, please come on out to the fair on Saturday at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W. Blackhawk in Chicago. Doors open at 10AM and if you stop buy and say you either got my newsletter or read my journal, I’ll give you a free gift!

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