Monday, September 15, 2008

Who Knew?

I never thought that I could get so excited about paper- recycled paper that is. Last night I placed my first order for some recycled card-stock from Paperworks, an online store specializing in Neenah brand paper. I was beyond excited to find a bazillion (no, I'm not exaggerating!) options for environmentally friendly paper- it made it so hard to choose.

I had to prioritize. What type of paper did I need? I am going to create some note cards to be printed off of my laser printer as well as some I am going to Gocco print (more on that later). I also am going to create some invitation fill-outs in two different sizes. And of course I need envelopes. After much deliberation I settled on a pack of White Felt Finish 80lb cardstock- it has a soft felt finish to it and is perfect for my screen printing. A package of white PLIKE 95lb which supposedly has a soft, velvet-like finish to it and is laser compatibility guaranteed. And finally, but certainly not least, a package of Green Grocers Bag 65lb coverstock (and matching envelopes too!).

I might be more excited about the Green Grocers Bag cardstock than anything else. It's 100% recycled paper and looks exactly like what the name implies. It will not only make beautifully rustic invitations and note-cards, but will also become the wraps I will use to package my cards for sale. Now all I need is a custom stamp for my logo!

In the next couple of weeks I hope to get my Etsy shop up and running so everyone can see what my brain has been tirelessly working on for the last few months.