Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Favorably Fashioned - handcrafted paper treasures

This week's featured artist is Michele of . Michele is based near Seattle in Washington. She has been actively selling on Etsy since April 2009.

How did you choose your shop name?
It is part of a lyric from one of my favorite songs

What is your specialty and what drew you to it?
Paper! I love crafting designer prints and trying my hand at graphic design. I love being able to combine so many beautiful things!

What inspired the “birth” of this item?Custom mini cards! They were actually a special request from Angela at - I love they way they turned out, and I've sold several others since then!

Does this item have any personal significance to you?
I'm obessed with kraft cardstock, the warm color & texture, and I love the fact that its recylced! plus, I adore all things mini!

What is your favorite part of the process of creating your item?
Working with my client to get the perfect layout and sending the order off, beautifully packaged.

Please briefly describe a workday in your “studio” and how you created this item.
Most of my work is on custom projects - with lots of correspondance! it often takes dozens of emails back and forth to come to a final design. Then I maximize my printable area and get to trimming indidivual pieces. Note card sets are fun too, I love finding new color and design combos.

If this item is part of a special line that you do, has there been an evolution in your process? For example, if we were to compare the first one you made to this one, what differences would there be, if any?

My first sale was a 2"x2" thank you tag, the mini card can be a tag as well.
I've sold several different variations, but the process has remained pretty consistant. I love being able to customized a general idea to fit each client.

Check out her shop for more gorgeous paper works or follow her on twitter!

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Tracey Gurley said...

I feel like I need to go shopping. :) Love her work!

Anonymous said...

Love these paper goodies....I, too, have a love for kraft paper. thanks for sharing!

Tracey Gurley said...

I just placed an order with Michele. She is wonderful to work with and very helpful. :)

Newfangled said...

Michele is a fabulous etsy seller who I've had the privilege of working with. She is highly recommended!

michele - favorably fashioned said...

thanks so much ACE Team, I love your blog, so thankful to be featured here!

Tracey - I love your cards, can't wait to send them out! thank you!

deborahdee - whoo kraft! plus, I love your blog!

Jenn - thanks so much girl! hope you're doing awesome!

UberArt said...

Very classy items! Great interview!