Friday, 20 August 2010

Storeyshop Newness!

A new product is unveiled from Storeyshop HQ. I have had a little stack of these nice notebooks on my shelf for a long time but have only just got round to introducing them to Mr Scalpel. The same idea as Storeyshop cards and posters; they can be completely personalised with words and/or images. Great for gifts for other lucky souls or as a treat for yourself. I need to build up lots more examples but it's a start...

My first design is quite fun as it's my new initials and is roughly based on the very first Storeyshop card which was a Valentine's Day card for Dave 4 years ago - back when I was a HB and had no idea how close me and Mr Scalpel would one day become (or that me and Mr Storeyshop would get hitched)!

ps. Don't forget my giveaway below. There's a free hand cut and personalised Storeyshop poster up for grabs! Still time to enter and spread the word as the winner will be announced on Tuesday. Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Storeyshop Giveaway!

As I mentioned in my recent post, I'm very excited that my Storeyshop Etsy shop reached 1500 sales a couple of weeks ago. Woo hoo! I love a milestone and I definitely think a celebratory giveaway is in order. So, it's time to get winning!

The prize will be a personalised A4-sized Storeyshop hand cut poster. You choose the design, the colour(s) and the wording and I design and scalpel it for you before popping it in the post. It's that simple. You can even choose a personalised card instead if you would prefer.

So, all you need to do to enter the giveaway is to comment on this post with what you would choose for your hand cut poster or maybe what room of your home you would like to brighten up with a poster. No need to be exact or let me know every detail, we can discuss your actual poster if you win! Maybe you would give your poster away as a gift to some newly-weds or to a family with a new baby?

For extra entries you can do the following:
1) Follow my blog (or mention that you are already following in a comment).
2) Tweet about my giveaway and add a link to it (I'll keep track of all tweets if you include 'Storeyshop' somewhere within it.
3) Blog about my giveaway or add a link on Facebook (let me know in a comment).

I'll pick at random and announce the winner on Tuesday 24th August. Thank you and good luck!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Storeyshop Hand-Cut Table Numbers

Since really enjoying making the stationery and other accessories for my wedding in April, I have had lots of other paper cut wedding ideas up my sleeve for Storeyshop. Here are the first examples of table number cards. I cut these by hand yesterday in a range of styles and colours. They can be completely customised with a customer's choice of typeface, colour(s) and imagery so can tie in with any wedding theme. They can have paper inlays or be left as simple folded cards. The wedding menu or any other information could be included inside on a paper inlay. Listings will be able in my shops soon. Yay!

The cards can also be ordered for special events and parties. Or maybe used as birthday cards with the recipients age on. It doesn't have to be a special 21st or 40th, have any age you like. Or they could be nice anniversary cards to celebrate the number of years you and your beloved have been together. I love a bit of romance...

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Business As Usual

I'm back at Storeyshop HQ after a busy 5 weeks of freelancing in London. I was covering my old job as senior designer on Company magazine as well as getting to help out on the second edition of their 'High Street Edit' fashion magazine. An entire magazine nicely designed, on lovely matt paperstock and entirely about shopping. My dream!

I loved being back in Soho with every shop I could ever wish for on my doorstep each lunch hour but the thrill did wear off (somewhere during week three, I think) and I'm very happy to be back in the Northumberland hills with scalpel and card in hand.

Apologies again to anyone who wanted personalised cards while I was away. I couldn't keep up with orders on top of full-time freelance hours and commuting in and out of London (I stayed with my parents in Sussex for most of my London stint). All personalised orders are available again now though. Absence definitely made the Storeyshop heart grow fonder too as I have lists of new ideas and products to get cracking on! Although I am back to the lonely single tea runs, there's nothing like time in an office to make you appreciate working from home on something you love.

Here are some photos of a recent order I made for personalised menu cards. They were for a bright, colourful-themed wedding in France.

While I was away I also reached my milestone of 1500 Etsy sales. Woo hoo! I will be running a giveaway very soon to celebrate!