Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Chevron Letterpress Notecards

Do you love the whole chevron trend? I do! I'm hoping it sticks around a while longer so I can keep printing this pattern on a variety of pieces.  The above pink chevron pattern is printed on French Paper's 140 lb. Muscletone stock and comes as a set of 4 A2 cards with 4 envelopes. You can find them here in our NEW BigCartel shop.

We recently decided to give BigCartel a try and see how it goes. To be honest, I've become a bit disillusioned with Etsy of late (as have many other sellers), especially after their recent policy changes. What started as a virtual handmade marketplace has now turned into a sort of pseudo-eBay – minus the bidding. Before, an Etsy seller was not allowed to have employees (the seller him/herself had to do the design and manufacturing – hence the "handmade"), you could not use drop-shipping, etc. These policies were created with the idea that limiting such activities would allow for success for the little guy/gal and provide a home for handmade crafters and artists. Well, most of these policies were recently trashed, so Etsy now favours mass-producers and sellers who farm their knitting, jewelry assembly, etc. to other countries with cheap labour. Now don't get me wrong – I'm all for progress and all that jazz, and I'm certainly not anti-capitalism or anything, but for a business that is scheduled to bring in over $1 billion this year in annual transaction fees, did they not have anyone on staff think that all these changes to the core business would not offend or turn away their original sellers? Hmmm. Who knows.

Anyways - our BigCartel shop is now open with a listing for the chevron letterpress notecards. Check it out! I hope to create more listings for Sunlit Letterpress there soon.

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