Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Etsy Shop Review: KatleMInvitations

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I currently own Katlem Design & Invitations, in Middletown, Rhode Island (the next town over from Newport). I design custom and semi-custom wedding invitations and day-of items for couples in and around the Newport area. I'm not really limited to that area....it just so happens that is where most of my clients have come from thus far.

My website is www.katlemdesign.com

Prior to that I worked as a graphic designer for a local corporation in their in-house design department. I worked there for over five years and while it was a good job, it didn't provide the creativity I really wanted.

I have on occasion designed custom labels and favor tags for my wedding clients and figured why not take that idea and design more fun things! While I have a main website for my custom invitations Etsy seemed like the perfect place to display items like address labels, shipping labels, gift tags, favor tags, thank you stickers, correspondence note cards, thank you cards, monogram cards and the like! The list could go on and on.

I found this amazing site the other day while browsing around Etsy. She sells the most beautiful labels ever created. They are a great quality and ship extremely fast. This can be used for all your personal as well as work needs. She is affordable and will work with you until you get the product to your liking. Here are a few of the products she has to offer:Wedding favorMy productotherValentines


Product Description

Sold in a sheet of 30 these 1.5" round self-adhesive labels are a great addition to your letters or make a great gift.

Want to change the wording - no problem!
Want to change the colors - no problem!
Want to change the fonts - no problem!
Need extra sheets - no problem! (see below for info)
Have a special project in mind - no problem! (convo me your idea)
PLEASE SEND ME] in message to seller during checkout
• color choice from choices in listing
• font selection(s) from choices in listing
• text as you'd like it to appear on your item
**to see choices in a larger format click zoom at bottom right of image block**

All label listings (unless otherwise specified) are for one sheet of 30 labels. If you would like additional labels please see the listing in my shop for extra sheets and add as many as you would like prior to checkout. The extra sheets listing is located in the "extra sheets" section of my store and a link is also on the "home" page of my shop near the top.

During checkout please send along the information as you'd like it to appear on your label including name, address, etc...in the "message to sellers" section. This is also where you can specify color changes, etc. If not specified the punctuation from the original design will be used.

All label orders are shipped via USPS first class mail unless a special request is made by the buyer prior to purchase (additional charges may apply for orders shipped Priority or Express). Orders are shipped within a few business days of proof approval. Please allow 2 - 6 for arrival of order after shipping.

Upon completion of transaction and payment a proof will be sent via email PDF to the email in provided in your paypal for your approval.

Please note that slight color variations can occur between my computer monitor and yours and the final printout.
Thanks for looking!

I received the pink address return label. They were so beautiful when I received them that I have yet to send any out. If I ever use them it would be to address someone famous. LOL. They absolutely blew my mind. Delivery was fast and product was intact and not bent. I will most definitely be using this Etsy shop for future references. If you would like to check out her shop then click on the banner above.



interview pic Name: Katlem Design & Invitations (Kate Lemish)
Store Name: katleminvitations
Store URL: http://www.etsy.com/shop/katleminvitations
Blog Name and URL (if you have one): www.katlemdesignandinvitations.wordpress.com/ & www.katlemdesign.com

Tell us a little about yourself, the seller behind the store.

A little bit about myself....hmmm....I'm a designer who mainly does custom and semi-custom wedding invitations for clients mostly getting married in the Newport, RI area although I have done projects for clients in NY and NC and TX as well. In my off time I enjoy playing vball (have been doing that for more years than I can count), paddle boarding, paddle surfing (I'm not very good at it but it's fun), playing other sports, hiking and watching The Patriots on Sundays! I also enjoy "helping" my husband on projects around the house....I think I'm helping but the jury may be out on that! :)

What's your store about? What do you typically sell or sell the most?

In the Etsy store I sell all kinds of return address labels, mostly circular but I have rectangular shipping labels as well. I also sell folded cards in matching designs from time to time. I mostly have return address labels and I also have wedding favor labels in various designs or they can be custom designed. Often times the wedding favor labels will also expand to table cards or water bottle labels and I end up doing a lot of custom work that way. I like when potential clients convo me for possible custom work as most times it ends up in a fun new project!

When did you decide to open a shop?

A couple seasons ago now.

What does your shop mean to you?

It's a nice supplement to my main business which is custom wedding invitations (www.katlemdesign.com). I enjoy the satisfaction from my buyers and it's something I can turn around quickly and get out to buyers. It's also creative which is a lot of fun too! I like coming up with new designs and being small labels, they are easy to create!

Random Questions, pick one or as many as you like and tell why.

Crayons or Color Pencils - Crayons, I like the built in sharpener in the box
Anchovies or Pepperoni - If I have to pick one, Pepperoni, hands down.
Pink or Blue - Can't pick just one!
Cherries or Blueberries - Blueberries, they are yummy in pancakes
Flip Flops or Sneakers - Flip flops!! They mean it is warm out and I enjoy the warm weather. Plus, my feet like to breathe! :)

Happy Reading!

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