Monday, November 09, 2009

the Packaging Problem

I have always had a packaging problem. From wrapping gifts to packing paintings, I don't care what it looks like... as long as it's functional and sturdy. (Story of my life!) So if you get a present from me, it's most likely with wrinkled and uneven wrapping paper or in a gift bag.

Recently, however, I have been the victim of packaging envy. All these etsy sellers have such fancy and beautiful packaging. And while I will still attempt to sit on my high horse and give excuses like "i'm shipping paintings and the number one priority is the security of the product" or "i'm eco friendly because I'm not out BUYING packaging supplies and creating more waste"... I have slightly caved.

I went to PaperInStyle (another local etsy seller) and had her make me some custom tags for my paintings with ribbon and paper. I have to say... they are so very cute! I always had an issue with how I should place the price tag on the painting, and every show I would do, another round of stickers would be made and then stuck onto displays. Well, NO MORE! These cute little tags can now hold the price info but also my logo and my website. Oh so efficient!


Sherry said...

That tag with your painting on an easel is so darn cute!

Paper InStyle said...

Julie, these look great on your paintings! Thank you for the feature, but I cannot take all the credit, you were the creative director in this project :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome job! I love them!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love these! Great idea; they look good and serve a purpose!