Hey y'all welcome back to TFTF! I hope you've been enjoying learning about new products and the women entrepreneurs behind them!
Did you know I've started doing local craft and vendor shows? I've been trying to branch out and accept new opportunities for sugar & succulents. I want to be able to curate and provide pieces for anyone looking for them, so I thought maybe these shows would allow me to reach more customers!
I've been to two shows now, they were both Christmas in July events. My first one was just outside of Lancaster, PA and benefited families in need, the charity is called Holiday Hope and they do amazing work to make sure every child gets to celebrate Christmas. The second was at a retirement home in Pittsburgh, PA. I hope to be able to do more of these events so if you know of any in the PA, OH, WV, NJ, or MD areas- let me know in the comments!
The reason for this long introduction is that these vendor shows got me a little obsessed with finding stamps. I know that doesn't seem to correlate, but here's what happened: I was looking for shopping bags to give customers for purchases at these events. As an online store, I didn't have a need for shopping bags before and didn't put much thought into them. I went to the local big name craft stores and came home with plain white paper bags.
I went to the stamp and scrapbooking aisles, only to find nothing I was interested in. I wanted a cute, succulent stamp to represent the sugar & succulents brand and business- no such luck. I found realistic roses, alphabet letter sets, and large stamps for making invitations and cards.
I tried another store and left with the same results.
I searched online and found what I was looking for- the most gorgeous and mesmerizing stamps from Creatiate. I got lost in her 100 Day Project and forgot what I was even looking for, until I scrolled down and saw a cactus, which prompted me to look for a succulent: which she was kind enough to send to me.
I wanted to add a personal touch to my shopping bags without having them printed or manufactured separately. I love how these stamps allow me to personalize my shopping bags and shipping boxes in such a beautifully simplistic way.
I had no idea how much fun stamping things could be, but theres something very satisfying about the simplicity and repetition.
What do you think about stamps? Do you have an obsession like I do? Or maybe this post sparked an interest- luckily for you we can help with that!
We've teamed up to provide one of Creatiate's adorable potted succulent stamp to a lucky winner!! If you'd prefer to buy the stamp, click the photo above to visit the Etsy site. Enter the giveaway here-
and sugar & succulents followers can take 15% off
their purchase with Creatiate through the month of August! code: SUGAR15
So definitely pop on over there to take advantage of that discount, and then tell me what you make in the comments; I'd love to hear about your stamp work projects!!
I did not receive financial compensation for this post, although I did receive my succulent stamp at no cost. All opinions are my own.