Six months ago, I reached for a dream. I stepped outside my box and just went for it! Never in a million years did I ever think that we would have the success that we have had in the first six months.
In October 2018, we shipped the first of our Cardmaking Subscription Boxes. These 12 mainly consisted of close friends being supportive and some acquaintances that I had met through the years. The thing these 12 people had in common is that they believed in me and my dream. I am incredibly thankful for these 12 people. They were the substantiation I needed to continue this journey.
I am now home from shipping box number 6. It blows my mind seeing the growth over these past six months. I am so incredibly thankful for every subscriber, whether they have been around from month one or just signed up for one month! Every review, every piece of feedback and every suggestion I have taken to heart and use it to work toward making our Cardmaking Subscription Box the best one on the market. We have been featured as a Top 10 Best Cardmaking Box and as one of the Most Unique Boxes on the market.
I have so many exciting ideas and things we are doing to expand this fledgling business. A couple of those are adding the bi-monthly kid’s box this month and continuing to add more products to the online store. I am trying to keep the store to items in the box, previous monthly boxes, some staple crafting items & tools and just some of my favorite products.
As we grow, we will continue to add even more products keeping to the cardmaking core of our business. If you would like to have some specific items added, please contact me and I will work on adding them for you!
I also want to give a huge shout out to our reviewers!! Without them spreading the word about The Paper Crate and our box we wouldn’t be where we are. There is nothing like the feeling of seeing their amazing words & videos and having people love what you are producing and validating your vision.
Everyone received a special Thank You in this month’s box which was a Circle Stencil. I want to see the amazing cards you come up with using the stencil. Also, I want to see all the cards you create with your boxes whether using the included instructions or using your own vision. We are all crafters and creators. Please use #thepapercrate so I can search for those pics. Better yet, tag @thepapercrate and I get a notification!
I hope you have enjoyed the very first installment of our Newsletter and look for monthly newsletters going forward with additional tip and card ideas using that month’s box. See the pics below of the first 6 month’s kits. If you see one you would like to have send me an email and I will see what we can do about getting you one. A few we have in stock on our website. The others, while they may be not listed on the website, I still might have the items to create another box for you. If there is a technique that you have seen online or in a video and you think will be a great feature for our box contact me using the Contact Us button below and I will make sure it makes it into an upcoming box!
Keep making those handmade cards! People love getting mail that’s not bills or junk mail.