We've made it to step three! At this point (as we discussed in step two) I had a few designs from previous projects I could edit and turn into stationery. Next I had to figure out how to make the physical stationery. The three largest issues I had to solve were the the type of paper I should use, how to print the stationery, and how to ship it. This post will be dedicated to these three questions.
I've found a lot of great resources, supplies, and articles while starting and growing this business. I've listed a few below and I'll keep adding to the list as I find more articles and information. Maybe something I've found helpful will be useful to you too!
Step two in the Paper by JLee process: At this point in the start up process I (with my mom and sister) had an idea and general concept about what I wanted to sell. The next step was figuring out what that looked like in terms of design. As I mentioned in my step one post, I already had a few designs from past projects that I could edit and use as stationery.
Today I enter the world of blogging. I will document my journey into the world of small businesses and creating art, two things that don't naturally mesh well together. Thankfully, I'm a type-A creative (is that a thing?) so hopefully that contradiction will serve me well in this endeavor.