Done and delivered!
(Actually, I delivered my Powell's order last Wednesday, but life sometimes gets in the way of a timely blog posting...)
My order included:
- 6 Flying pig pop-up cards
- 6 Pig on red pop-up cards (this is a plain version of my National Pig Day card)
- 6 "First comes love..." cards (not yet available on etsy
- 6 Tree-themed Three Reasons cards (generic version of my Mother's Day card)
- 6 Groovy Girl Three Reasons cards (generic version of my Mother's Day card)
- 6 Sailboat Three Reasons cards
- 6 Floral Three Reasons cards (generic version of my Mother's Day card)
- 6 Cute bunny in boat Three Reasons cards
- 6 Happy Birthday to my beer buddy cards
That's it! Not an enormous order -- I'm not going to remodel the house with the money, but a nice little start and not too stressful to put together.
In addition to making them, I had to figure out a way to package them so that a casual shopper at Powell's would understand what they did. For the cards that actually pop up, I found clear plastic sleeves that would allow the person to open the cards and see the pop-up while protecting the outside of the card and keeping the card with the envelope. This leaves the actual pop-up (the most fragile part of the card) potentially open to abuse, but I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that people will treat it kindly.
I also created stickers to go on the front of the pop-up cards (the fronts are generally somewhat plain, which I think increases the fun and surprise when you open it and there's a lovely pop-up that appears). And I made little slips of paper that go in the backs of the cards that explain the interactive parts of some of the cards (like how the Three Reasons cards work) and also introduce me as a local Portland crafter (I always like to hear these kinds of things myself when I buy stuff).
My mole inside of Powell's has told me to not expect them to appear on the shelves til after Monday (signage has to be created, etc)(they're creating SIGNAGE for me!).
Once they're up, I will post a note, for sure!
I'm also seriously considering asking friends to go in, find my cards and loudly declaim to anyone nearby how incredibly BRILLIANT the cards are and how they want to buy a million of them.