Its been busy times for my Bottle Branch business. In addition to taking my shop on the road to a few craft fairs, I’ve been updating photos, adding items to my online shop, labelling card sets, and setting up a digital newsletter.
I added the “Pretty Tea Time” cards pictured above after they sold well at the SoWa Open Market. They’re sort of a spring season compliment to the autumn “pretty tea time” cards I put together a few months ago.
I’ve also listed a new set of summer flower cards. I pushed myself to work outside of my usual color palette by using orange, yellow, and purple and I’m pretty happy with the way they came out. The yellow just might be my favorite.
One of my biggest recent ‘accomplishments’ was to print labels for my card packs, so that anyone can pick up a pack, flip it over, and see a preview of all the cards inside. (Helpful!) Adding those labels has also enabled me to think about wholesale with some of my popular cards. So, if you know any small independent retailers looking for something fresh and botanical, send them my way! (firstname.lastname@example.org or via etsy wholesale)
Finally, I’m starting an email newsletter. I won’t be sending it very often. I’m calling it my quarterly newsletter and lets be honest, I’ll be lucky to get it out that often.
The first edition (ready to go out any day now) will feature a few blog and other social media highlights, esty shop updates, and news about upcoming craft fairs. If there are other items you’d like to hear about, I’d be delighted to know! My favorite Pinterest accounts to follow? Etsy finds? Or just more pretty pictures? I’m all ears!
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And thats it for both news and newsletters. Happy July!