How I Package My Sticker Orders

How I Package My Sticker Orders

I wasn’t ready for this

When I started selling my stickers, I did not originally plan to sell them online. But I was pleasantly surprised by how many people kept on asking to purchase them, many of which are off-island, and so I took a couple of weeks to develop the online store on my website, take photos of the stickers, and create descriptions for each of them. Then I launched the online store and the orders started coming in! I was stoked for all of a few minutes and then realized I hadn’t even figured out how to package them.

Making it all by hand

I looked all around the stores on island and couldn’t find any nice envelopes, so I decided to make my own using green card stock paper that I’d had in my art supplies for a couple of years. I made a template and cut and folded a bunch of envelopes. I played around with different thank you notes, and fully customized my first batch of orders with watercolor, but after quickly realizing that it consumed way too much time, I got on my laptop and designed an envelope insert/thank you card. Luckily, I had just ordered new printer ink, and my printer was being slightly finicky, but after some troubleshooting, I was able to get the right size and colors printed on the cold-pressed watercolor paper that would accompany the stickers. I folded the thank you card so the stickers could sit in it like a sleeve. Still wanting to include a personal touch for each order, I wrote fa’afetai (thank you) with a gold watercolor pigment and left a little space for a quick note. For each order, I also included a freebie sticker with a note asking the customer to please recycle the packaging. Glued the envelopes, affixed a stamp, wrote out the addresses, and sent them by airmail.

It’s all still a work in progress!

Things to remember

Things to remember

Found this on Instagram and it was just what I needed to hear.

Sharing it here so I can look back at it like it’s my mood board.

Up Late, Good Night Moon

Up Late, Good Night Moon

The view right outside my window like 10 minutes ago.

Everyone’s asleep but me, and I just saw the moon going to bed behind the mountain too.

It was beautiful.

So I took this pic.

How cool is it that I get to see this from my living room every night if I stay up late enough?

Finally (and slowly) updating my blog and of course it’s way past my bedtime.

More photo journals coming soon!