I’m so happy to introduce you all to another Meetup pal: Cyn from River Dog Prints!
I live in Avon, Connecticut, and am currently overhauling the playroom in our house for my home studio.
Card Blog:: http://www.riverdogprints.com/photocardblog/
Dog Blog:: http://www.riverdogprints.com/dogblog/
Twitter:: @RiverDogPrints & @ScouttheDog
One of my favorite things to make are custom favor and gift tags. There is always so much happiness surrounding these events: showers; bar & bat mitzvahs; birthdays. Creating something that increases that happiness just a little is rewarding. I recently created a line of canning tags that are meant to label homemade canned gifts. Having my designs be a part of a homemade gift is simply wonderful.
a. what do you love most about it?
I have a confession… I have a baker’s twine addiction. I have eight color selections right now and will have more in June. It’s a problem that I hope benefits my customers 🙂 So, my favorite part is adding twine or ribbon to the tags, giving them that finishing touch.
b. is there some part you really can’t stand?
I use a craft punch for all of my round tags. Trying to center the designs perfectly every single time gives me agita. I don’t like that feeling, but I do love the end result!
I play on both sides. For the most part in my paper goods line, I have a process of sketch to finished design. Lately though, a product will leap into my brain and I have to figure out how to execute it. Usually these products are something that will help me be more organized and keep my family organized – always a daunting task.
Thanks so much for sharing Cyn. I must say that you make something that could be so plain (like a label on a jar of applesauce) and make it so beautiful, and your product photos are fantastic! If anyone has a hankering for some of these labels, Cyn is having a giveaway for some of her tags and labels as well as the book Canning and Preserving with Ashley English… that ends May 10 – go enter now!
Cyn and I are twitter pals, and the other day she mentioned a Mother’s day sale she was having and I remembered that she has a stationary design that I’ve just loved for months now, but since the only stationary I use is business related, and therefor has to have my branding on it, I haven’t ordered any. (OK, it’s late – I’m sure that sentence could have been shorter…forgive me!) BUT, with that Mother’s day sale tweet I realized that the one person I do know who actually would use pretty stationary was my Mom! So off I went to order some, she got the order at like 8 PM and I had 2 differnt layout proofs to choose from by 9PM, I chose my favorite and she was shipping them off the next morning – how’s that for fast service? WooHoo! Here’s a photo of my Mom’s stationary Cyn took for me:
Isn’t it fabulous! LOVE it! Thanks so much Cyn!