I picked up a paint brush... end of story!
Well maybe not end of story truthfully! I didn't realize I had it in me to paint or create! Once it proved differently I have been loving it & finding my way!
Sparks are flying with Newburgh Vintage Emporium open, and it has taken my thought process into a complete new level.
I am now going to be taking in custom work. I have started the process of expanding my business by simply creating business cards, personalized price tags, and a brochure show casing some of my work.
I designed and made each piece myself.... And hold it.... I loved every minute of it!
I originally started out with making my price tag (hang tags). I made my template with Publisher, printed out on recycled card stock, and then I used a paper punch I purchased from Michaels to punch out the design above. It is from the Recollections line and super easy to use. I made hole punches to put my bakers twine through and BAM personalized hang tags!
I used the same design artwork (me being artsy :) ) on a blank business card template in Publisher. I then just used a paper cutter and there you go...
Cheap Frugal nice DIY personalized business cards!
Next is my brochure. I had started on one when I was in my previous space, but something just wasn't feeling right. I think looking back I realize that it was a bit of a hike to get my other space. I am not sure how someone would've felt about traveling so far to get a piece of furniture to me to work on.
Again I used Publisher to make the brochure. They will be printed on glossy heavier stock paper. This was just to get an idea. I love how they turned out. Simple and to the point!
Essentially except for my time (labor of love) & the little materials it is free advertising.
My space is all set up & ready to go for doors to be opening on Saturday, March 1st. The store owners Troy & Jimmy have put a magnitude of hard work in creating this wonderful space. I love going in and working in my space...there is such a positive vibe and there are some great vendors!! SO many are looking forward to the doors to be open for business!!
Just the beginning of something great. I still have so many pieces of furniture that will be going (no room right now). I am also going to be offering many newer vintage inspired items. I am in the works with a dealer to bring those to my space. I just hope I can part with them & not want it all for myself :)
It's been buzzing the last couple of days and here are a few sneak peeks of what's to come...
If you are in the area, come on in & visit us!! Oh & come on over to Facebook and follow along if you don't already. Newburgh Vintage Emporium will be having something special for those that are Facebook fans ::wink wink::