Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hello there, Beautiful Greetings!

One of the great things about Etsy is every time you look you will find a store you have never seen before. I found one today and it is fabulous. The name of the shop is Beautiful Greetings Card Shoppe.

I got a chance to speak with the owner, Peggy Russell and I would like to share the experience with you:

1. What is it that you make?

I make handcrafted greeting cards for many occasions. I also do special orders for invitations and list gift tags.

2. What mediums do you enjoy working in most?
I love to stamp. I usually make my stamps 3 dimensional and watercolor them for a soft effect. I always add glitter for a little sparkle! I am a glitter-aholic!

3. How long have you been creating your craft?
I have been making cards for almost 8 years now. It has been a growing hobby for me and now is a lucrative passion.

4. How did you get started making cards?
I started making cards when one of my best friends asked me to help her with her wedding invitations. I loved it so much that I ran out to buy my own supplies. I have definitely improved over the years but I still try new things all the time!

5. Where does the name of your shop come from?
Last year I participated in a large Christmas bazaar. The application asked for a booth name and after much contemplation, Beautiful Greetings was born.

6. What would you most want people to know about your work?
I make each card completely unique. My cards are never exactly the same unless ordered that way. I always add something extra to my cards such as 3-d characters, hardware, ribbon and of course glitter!

7. What words of advice do you have for other artists?
Nothing feels better than selling your craft, especially if you love making them. Knowing that others love your work as much as you do is so fulfilling!

Please take a minute and check out Peggy's shop, Beautiful Greetings. You will be so glad that you did! Whatever the occasion, Peggy has something special just for you!



PamperingBeki said...

My goodness, those are adorable!! :)

Jessica said...

what cute little cards!!! & I must say I LOVE the name of your blog!!! :)

A Blond And A Torch said...

Thanks, Jessica!

Yes, Beki, they are so cute!

Wonderfully Sew Knit said...

The cards are so cute! Great feature. :o)