{re-lime, rewind} the paper and the pretty edition

This week in the holidays I’ll be revisiting popular and favourite posts as part of {re-lime rewind}. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.

Today, some favourites from {paper trail} and {pretty pulp}. 

{paper trail} wooden these be lovely on your desk

{paper trail} fun office supplies

The cure for mid-week gloom and a messy workspace ~ some lovely and fun finds that would brighten up any desk.

Warning, bad puns ahead.

  1. Doesn’t it quack you up? Tape dispenser from Suck UK
  2. Brown kraft labels from Jillybean kids
  3. Sharpen up with the deluxe desk tidy from Suck UK
  4. Tanno pencil case from Muhs Home
  5. Tally notebook from Set

{paper trail} pops of colour

{paper trail} pops of colour

Let’s leave the dreariness of winter and foggy mornings behind with some pops of colour with these bright finds.

  1. Notebooks from Poppin
  2. Gift boxes from Minikin
  3. Stationery set from Kate Spade
  4. Lolly bags from Poppies for Grace
  5. Notepad from Rifle Paper Co

{pretty pulp} lovely packaging

Clockwise from top left: via The Knot; via Hege Greenall-Scholtz; via The Die Line; via Upon A Fold; by Creature Comforts; by A Creative Mint; by Wild Heart on Etsy.

One thing that has been on my to do list for a while is packaging for my shops. In fact on my list it says “review Lime Lane marketing materials”. I mean in all honesty, high on the list is “spend some time on shops” but one has to start somewhere.

I have lots of ideas buzzing around ~ when do we not ~ but can’t quite pin down a neat, little packaging idea that I am entirely happy with. I have a picture in my head but it is still a little blurry, if you know what I mean.

So two things:

  1. I pull together some pretty packaging ideas ~ it’s fun, inspiring and helpful.
  2. And I throw it open to you ~ what stands out for you when you receive a package from a handmade seller.

My “research” finds the following might be part of the list:

  • it should be like opening a gift
  • there should be a personal thank you note
  • a free gift like a postcard or print
  • a return discount voucher
  • recycled wrapping
  • eco-friendly wrapping

{pretty pulp} celebrating spring

{pretty pulp} celebrating spring

Some pretty finds to celebrate the blooming spring:

  1. Mini wildflower photo prints from Blackcurrant Photography
  2. Ampersand print from The Wheatfield
  3. Wildflower bobby pin set from Two Cheeky Monkeys
  4. Cloud plates from Lightly
  5. Spring ribbon wands from Pinwheels and Pearls
  6. Delight platter from Shop Until
  7. Wool flowers from fairyfolk

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  1. says

    OOOH, thanks for asking. I buy a lot of stuff off etsy and the sellers I go back to keep buying from all have these in common:

    they wrap it like a gift
    a handwritten “thank you” or a sticker in a handwritten script
    fun free things thrown in – some stickers, a length of ribbon, a couple of craft bags, etc.

    It always feels very personal, like a friend is sending me a lovely little something

    One person I buy from a lot always sends me a lovely email afterwards, not a form template. And then she attaches a gift tag, handwritten and wraps the stuff in a gift bag. It’s beautiful. And of course, I write back so now it does feel like we are friends LOL

    The other person wraps nicely – not too personal but throws in something unexpected every time. I squeal when I get her stuff because it delights me so.

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