19 July 2012

In my studio :: packaging

I'm going to be showing you - for the first time ever! - my packaging super powers.

Here is what the final product looks like. superb, I know.

Here is what is included with the customer's purchase:

         1. my business card from overnightprints.com
         2. a handwritten "thank you" note, including a coupon code for any future purchases
             and a request to come again.
         3. a note explaining the origin of the journal and the vision of The Orange Windmill.
         4. a little gift - a small notebook that you can carry in your pocket for quick jots.
         5. a little book plate from flapperdoodle - to tell the world who owns this journal.


I wrap the journal in reclaimed kraft wrapping paper.

A product label from VampItOn, which tells the customer I use recycled packing materials.

I wrap the final product up with twine, and slide the "extras" under the bow... and VOILA!


What do you think?


10 comments:

  1. Love it!! I am always so intrigued to see how people package their items! I find it just makes opening it that much more exciting! :D Thank you for sharing, Shirley!!

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    1. I'm interested in seeing your packaging too, Christa. Maybe I'll just have to purchase one of your items! I've had my eye on those dandelion wish cards for EVER!!!

      http://www.etsy.com/listing/64908360/wish-dandelion-vintage-notecards

      -Shirley

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  2. Looks great!

    Hoorah for recycling!


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  3. Love the simplicity and all the extra touches, Do you add a final waterproof wrapping, I would be worried about the cards slipping out and also rain damage.

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    1. Hi Rose, All of this goes into a bubble wrap envelope, where every seam is taped shut. I worried about water (and damage due to the post office!), and I think this works well. :) -Shirley

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  4. It 'very simple but at the same time high-impact, I love the kraft paper and the twine! I often use red twine to contrast the colors.
    Well done, Shirley!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! -Shirley

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