This week's featured seller is PaperFairy.
1. Tell us about you and your shop.
I am a newlywed with two four legged children (two cats - 7 years old). I have been on Etsy since July of 2008. In my shop, I carry many different styles of greeting cards from sympathy cards to birthday cards to blank card sets. I started to do custom work recently. A friend of mine has a vintage shop on Etsy and I made thank you cards for her buyers. I would love to do more of that in the future.
2. How did you get started in your craft?
I have always been a crafty type of person. When I was in grade school, I would make those embroidery friendship bracelets and I worked with FIMO a lot to in high school. In recent years, my friend became a Stampin’ Up instructor and I started going to her classes. When it came time for my wedding, I had faith in my abilities and made all of my paper products - bridesmaid cards, wedding invitations, programs, place cards, table numbers, save the dates, you name it. My mom and bridesmaids kept telling me I should sell my cards. Well, I followed their advice and here I am. The sole designer and creator of Paper Fairy.
3. What is your favorite material or tool?
Paper, as boring as that may sound, is my favorite material. I can spend hours upon hours in a paper store. I love the fact that it comes in so many textures, shades of color and designs. The possibilities are endless.
4. Where do you get your design inspiration from?
Everywhere and anywhere. It can be from a photograph, or just something around me like a vase of flowers. I recently sold a sunflower card that I made one day because of a bouquet my husband brought home for my birthday. It was sitting on the table where I was crafting and the idea just materialized.