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Category Archives: Branding

The Craftedness of Branding


I’ve been doing a lot of reading about branding lately.  Much of my reading comes from Etsy—they have a number of very practical and inspiring articles, with great examples of logos and packaging.   But I’m also reading Debbie Millman’s provocative book Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits.  Brand Thinking is a collection of interviews that […]

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First Sale


I made my first official sale.  My friends Jamie and Jess wanted the Wizard of Oz journal for their sister for her birthday.  So on to the wrapping.  I found an image on Pinterest of a bag/envelope made from book pages and decided that would be a perfect way to use the book pages I […]

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The lovely and talented Carine has come through once again.  She sent me two business card proofs.  Now, I have to choose!  I think they’re both lovely–which would you pick?

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Etsy Graphics

I had the amazingly talented Carine from Demoisellepixel design my lovely logo.  Carine specializes in hand drawn logos, branding, and photography templates.  You really need to check her out.  Recently I asked her to design my Etsy graphics too.  And today they arrived!  I’m really happy with them.     Now all I need are actual sales […]

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Packaging Inspiration

Packaging inspiration from around the web.   1.  Stitched up kraft bags from LivingLucurto. 2.  Vintage poppy stamp from OneMansJunque. 3.  Gold glitter stickers from 2HeartsStudio. 4.  Strawberry taffy woven trim from The GildedBee. 5.  Honeycomb and bee stamp from TC Witchcraft Factory. 6.  Glassine packets of sequins from Creature Comforts. 7.  Kraft bags, punched and […]

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3 Stamps

My new beautiful thing to make is packaging.  I’ve been gathering inspiration from Pinterest and other places around the web.  Here are three stamps I settled on for the shop.  All of them are from sellers on Etsy. LushPrints Tupy Boutique Hennel Paper Co. Photo layout template and sequin clusters by Pugly Pixel    

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My Style Board

I’ve been thinking a lot about branding.  All of the articles I’ve read about selling on Etsy emphasize the importance of a cohesive brand and packaging.  So here are some of the things I’ve been thinking about in terms of what Poppy Fields Studio will look like. Here’s my Branding Board: Do I have too […]

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