Packaging

Packaging is a really important factor when you are selling a hand-made product. I generally hand-wrap all large orders of wedding cards in tissue paper  and secure with a branded sticker. I wanted to try something different for this large order of coasters. Since it’s just one order of 16 coasters, I justified making the box by hand instead of ordering a set of 20 boxes. This way, I am able to make a box that fits my product exactly and out of high-quality paper; no one makes matchbox style boxes any where near these dimensions  4″ x 4″ x 1.4″.

I had to tweak the template a bit so I got the amount of overhang I needed to give the box a more polished look. Eventually, I’ll have a laser cutter to do the cutting for me, but for now I’m fine with hand cutting the odd box or 5.

I know everyone and their mom uses the two color baker’s twine, but here’s my justification for it:

  1. I had a piece that was just the right length leftover from another project.
  2. It goes with the black box and looks polished.
  3. Holds the card securely, unlike the hemp twine I tried.
  4. Ribbon I had looked lame.
  5. Couldn’t find a paper wrap that I liked and didn’t want to delve into my decorative paper collection to find something.

Next time I’ll probably use a layered paper wrap with circular seal.

$3 SALE ON WINTER CARDS

Limited amount left, of all of them. I need to make room for new cards for next year. The snowflakes ones are all A6 size folded cards (4.5″ x 6.25″) printed on French Paper Co. 140#C Pure White, with a frosted blue envelope. The Winter Solstice card is a smaller single note (5″ × 3.25″, not folded), printed on Arturo 110#C Soft White with a deckled edge, with matching hand painted or plain envelope.

Celebrate Marriage Equality!

11% OFF ALL WEDDING STATIONERY

Posted by Two Crow Press on Friday, June 26, 2015

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Whether you just want some thank you cards for your wedding guests or an elaborate custom invitation set with save the dates, menus, hand-stitched programs, etc. Two Crow Press is celebrating that now all Americans are able to be legally married and have those marriages honored in all states.

The seed for Two Crow Press was started when I wanted to print my own wedding invitations in 2010, and I chose the theme of the English Counting Magpie/Crows rhyme (it turned into crow augury in America, since those are more common):

One for sorrow, two for mirth,
Three for a wedding, four for a birth,
Five for silver, six for gold,
Seven for a secret not to be told.
Eight for heaven, nine for hell,
And ten for the devil’s own sel’

I thought it would be auspicious to signify my marriage with a symbol of joy: two crows. Hence when I started my business in 2012, I remembered that symbol and used it to mark a joyful venture, hence Two Crow Press.

For more information on the old rhyme, check out 7th crow.com