Tuesday, September 3, 2013

glue it tuesday and TAPE it tuesday (the artsyville washi is here!)


















They're here! Five new designs have joined Secret Garden in the Artsyville tape family and I couldn't have asked for a better scenario. It was dramatic right until the end. The truck backed into our driveway on Friday afternoon, the last delivery before Labor Day weekend started, and I ran outside and did crazy circles in the back yard with my hands up in the air. I also went into a complete manic panic before I opened those boxes. But my worry was unfounded. The tapes arrived in PERFECT condition. Every design turned out just as I had hoped it would. And the manufacturer nailed everything: the paper, the printing, the colors, the labels, the packaging, even an adjustment to the adhesive that we requested. I could not be happier. You should see the dining room.  Boxes and boxes and boxes of washi are stacked up the wall. I can guarantee the owner did not envision it as a tape distribution center when he built it in 1869.

I'll be back tomorrow with more (there is a lot of fun tapey stuff planned over the next few weeks!) but for now I am back to the packing table! I let it slip over the weekend that the tapes were in the Etsy shop and the Artsyville store (I am a terrible secret keeper) and I have been happily overwhelmed by the response so far. I am so grateful for my husband who managed the sourcing and importing from start to finish, and to everyone, including all of you in the creative art community, who has taken this journey with me and helped me see it to the finish line. 

Happy Glue it Tuesday! For me, it might be Tape it Tuesday for a while!



16 comments:

TwinkleToes2day said...

Wahoo!! Congratulations! They look superb & I can't wait to get my hands on some. I missed the 'leak' lol :D
How wonderful that your house is such an old building. I love old buildings & to think of their history & the people that were there before. Do you have 'the story' of the house? :0) Mo

rachel awes said...

they are flippin' gorgeous, aimee.
XOXO

painted fish studio said...

you are a rockstar! xo

denthe said...

omg, I bet these are gonna be a really big hit! They are gorgeous!

Phoenix Peacock said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! so glad your tapes arrived. They are bright and happy and I love 'em!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Squeee! Love that orange! And the houses! And teal hearts are so perfect for a friend of mine. I have been super happy with my Secret Garden tape, so I"ll be ordering the other three roles soon.
Congrats,
Rinda

Chel said...

swooooon- can't wait for my order to arrive!! happiness on a roll!!

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

They look absolutely fabulous Aimee! Congratulations!! I'm off to shop! xx

Michellem said...

WHOO HOO - So colorful and fun!!

iHanna said...

Congrats on a very succesful design and execution of washi tape birth! Love all of them, and your product photos are super pretty! Yay you!

Ariel said...

Your tapes are fabulous- so bright and cheerful colors. Love love them
Susan

Linda said...

what a fab, vibrant and happy collection of tapes Aimee!! You must be thrilled!

soulbrush said...

Have you seen Carolyn's post:http://acolorfuljourney.com/?p=7605
Maybe a callaboration of some sort????

Kirstin McCulloch said...

Gorgeous!! You must be so happy with them. I love their bright designs x

storybeader said...

missed the refreshments, but so glad to stop in and see all the tape. Hope there will be some left when I get my monies together! I love them all! {:-D

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