Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cooking up a great gift for the newlyweds

While I might not be much of a cook (serious understatement), I can certainly appreciate a cute, stylish recipe card. I have recently added a collection of personalized recipe cards to The Note House website. Sold in sets of 10, 20, and 50, my recipe cards measure 4 x 6, and they will arrive gift-giving ready, packaged in cellophane and tied with a white raffia ribbon.

I often struggle with bridal registries because it can seem a bit impersonal. Why not buy the happy couple that blender they have been wanting, and include a set of monogram recipe cards to go along with it? Recipe cards may be customized too, so I can design a set to match a theme as well.

Monday, September 15, 2008

New Holiday Designs!

Since the development of The Note House, I have definitely added to the "hustle and bustle" of the season. Not only am I responsible for getting out my own family holiday cards, I am also responsible for all of my customers' holiday cards! Over the last month, I have been spending any bit of free time designing new products to add to my website. I am quite pleased with the outcome so far. I hope you are too!

On a personal note, the nostalgia of the upcoming season has prompted me to dig up a favorite picture of my kiddos, back when they could still fit in a bathtub together. Where does the time go?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Girls Rock

The Note House has been buzzing with custom orders lately. Always a fun challenge. I recently designed a baby shower invite to match the crib bedding that the mommy-to-be has chosen for the baby's nursery. Too cute.

I just completed an order for a friend who needed a gift for her niece who is turning 13. I think this "Girls Rock" set is appropriate, don't you? A large notepad, a small note pad, and 10 flat cards with bright teal envelopes printed with the birthday girl's name. I hope she has fun with it. Do 13 year-olds still write notes...or do they just email and text?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Just in time for the holidays: Hang Tags

The open house was a success! I met lots of interesting people, sold a fair amount of my cash and carry non-personalized items, but most importantly, I took orders on my personalized products--the main emphasis of my business.

I am currently working on adding a new product to my website, gift bag HANG TAGS. Cut from 80# bright white card stock, they measure two inches in diameter, come with attached white ribbon, and they look adorable tied to a gift bag. They are a bit labor intensive, but I love the outcome. I debuted them at the open house, and I got a great response, so look for Hang Tags on my website soon! If any readers out there have specific suggestions, let me know as I am still in the designing stages.