Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WOYWW!

Figuring it out.  I wasn't sure how to design packaging for these hairslides that I'm opening up an Etsy shop for.  Every time I buy something on Etsy I thrill at the way it's packaged.  So I sat down and tried to THINK.  Then I got a popsicle. Then I tried to THINK.....
Here's the map to my thinking....


After A LOT of scrapping and failing and starting over and mild cursing, I finally came up with this:


Which I kind of love.

Now I'm working on more hair slides. Like a CARROT.  I don't work with a pattern and I just kind of let the colors speak to me.  I hold this one fact to be self evident.
1. inanimate objects are cuter with faces. 


The exciting thing is that these little critters are going to make an Amber Ink. cameo in the future.  I'm still figuring that part out, but I'm pretty sure you can expect it come Valentine's Day. 

xoxoxo

P.S. Now I have an Etsy shop! I feel like a real girl. Hehe.  It's sparse but growing and I'm super blissful about it.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/amberbop
 
Pop on over to Julia's, if you can find her!  We've kidnapped her and made her craft-dance on a regular basis now.  I'm so giddy that she agreed to Amber INK. with us this month.

Happy Wednesday, loves!

37 comments:

Helen said...

That's a very clever piece of packaging. Hope it goes well. helen, 9

jude said...

Busy creative desk this week.Good luck with ESTY.
have happy Wedensday

hugs jude#3

Joanne said...

Clever you. I'll have a look later (12)

Chrissie said...

Clever packaging and well worked out!
Yummy little items too!
Chrissie #5

oneoff said...

What lovely packaging! I would feel that I had a present rather than a purchase. Let us know how the Etsy goes. Bernie #11

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like how you THINK. Great packaging and products to go with it (#8).

Carol D said...

Great hairslides and very clever packaging.

Hugs Carol #32

kelli said...

Good luck with your Etsy shop!! I love packaging as well! Happy woyww x (36)

Jennie said...

great packaging :))
Happy Woywwing!
Jennie #23

Wipso said...

Good luck with the Etsy shop sales. Do show us how the packaging works please.
A x

Sue said...

Hi ya
fab idea for your packaging, have great day, happy WOYWW sue,x (16)

Christine said...

Very clever, just popping over to your shop to have a nose now... :-)

Susan said...

So cute...hope there aren't any bunnies around while wearing the carrot hair clip!
Susan xxox #12

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, wow! great creating going on here, good luck with your new Etsy shop, looks like lots of fun, like your new labels:0) xx

Biscuitlid said...

fab packaging - great to see how thoughts turn to creativity

Hugs
Victoria (#55)
x

Claireliz said...

Loving the packaging & the hairslides - my DD would love a carrot one, she's mad about carrots (strange child lol)
C (74)
xx

Karin said...

There is no end to your creative energy, is there? You are beyond amazing.

Doone said...

i love to browse etsy -I will look out for you next time I go, and I agree the packaging is very much a part of the marketing, I make origami boxes with my own printed designs filled with (uncoated) popped corn as a quick easy and good value packaging (especially at Christmas), and so easy to reuse or recycle...

Dx

akilli melek said...

never really seen etsy...so might just go have a peek now.

the packaging is fab, as are the holiday fishes.

Have a wonderful wednesday
caroline #2

KanataNewf said...

Best of luck with your Etsy shop!

Sheena #84

joey said...

Hiya

love that carrot lol, bestest wishes for your etsy store

Joey (17) xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Your packaging is great and I just love your hair slides. TFS.

Amberbop said...

Awww thanks girls! Especially glad for the carrot confidence. My little sister keeps telling me it looks like a pepper. Ha.

Phree said...

Fab hairslides, good luck with your Etsy shop.

SueH said...

I think you’ve cracked the packaging problem and I hope the new shop goes well for you.
Sue
x

Spyder said...

Good luck with your sales, love the Christmas tree.
Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn)) 54#

Kirsty.a said...

Good luck with Etsy - I think I will try again in the new year - maybe didn't work hard enough at it. Your hairslides are lovely

Violets Corner said...

Fab packaging! The crochet hairslides are super cute!

Hugs
Maarit (96)

Mrs A. said...

Wow. Love the carrot and christmas tree. Good luck with Etsy. #120

Shirley Pumpkin said...

what a cute idea..

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin #47

Nicky said...

Wow what great ideas - not visited etsy yet will have to have a nose - thanks Nicky #127

Carmen said...

I agree with you completly about the Etsy packaging. Last thing I got from there came complete with cute promotional magnets - loved them.

Good luck with the shop your bits are so cute including the packaging ;)

I hope to be joining the ranks of the Etsy shops next year :P

Carmen #101

Jo Davies said...

Afternoon, Lovely exciting desk! Fab idea, cute carrot!!! Trying to catch up and have a nose at everyone's work areas.....thanks for sharing. Big hugs JO xxx (33)

Bluefairy4U said...

Good luck with your Etsy shop, just love your carrot and tree and very clever mind indeed. Big Hugs JO.xx*25*

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a clever idea for packaging. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 42)

Elizabeth said...

Clever packaging and hope your Etsy shop does well. Elizabeth #44

Minxy said...

good luck with selling your work :)