Worktable Wednesday

Vermont Open Studio Weekend is 2 ½ weeks away and I finally started working on my mailing today. I know you’re asking yourself, “People still send out mail?”


Vermont Open Studio Weekend mailing

Remember stamps?

I had to order my postcards in a quantity of 500, so I got them with blank backs. It’s easy enough to feed them through my printer to customize the text. I use merge fields in my template so I can print addresses on them at the same time.

Unfortunately, my printer is wicked slow.

Did I really just say wicked?

Ever since my computer crashed last month, my printer has been experiencing sympathy pains. I spent at least 2 hours feeding the printer and I’m still not halfway done with these postcards. Argh.

At least I super-love my postcard this year. My hubby helped me design it:

Blue Roof Designs - 2011 marketing postcard

The color really is that explosive. If you’re on my mailing list, you’ll be getting one of these in the next few days. It includes a coupon that you can use when visiting me during Open Studio Weekend or if you can’t make it, there’s a special coupon that you can use in my Etsy shop until the end of May.

If you’d like to join my snail mail list (and sometimes receive really red postcards), just contact me and I’ll hook you up.

2 Responses to “Worktable Wednesday”

By LizzieMade - 12 May 2011 Reply

Elissa, they are gorgeous postcards – far superior to my home-made ones… They make me smile!
You’re a bit far away for me to make it to your Open Studio, I’m afraid; that’s a shame because I would Love to come and see your workplace – and meet the Bookbinder who works there!
Is that roll of pretty flower-stickers really postage stamps? How cool…
BTW, if your computer was sick and it’s now affecting your printer, you could try de-install/re-install of your printer drivers and/or look online to see if there is a driver upgrade available from the printer manufacturer. It might help (though you may prefer not to try the experiment until after you have done your important mailing…just in case!).

By Elissa - 14 May 2011 Reply

Lizzie –

You’re so sweet. Maybe some day I’ll do a video walk-through for virtual touring. [adding to mental list]

The flower stickers are postcard stamps. They’re pretty, but I was irritated that they didn’t come in red. I like being able to coordinate stamps with my mailings. Yes, I’m particular.

I’ll have to try the printer driver reinstall/upgrade – thanks for the tip!


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