This week’s featured Etsy shop, ScrappinAsh, sells super cute handmade cards, invitations, banners, and other paper products. Her products are cute and her prices are reasonable. I purchased a couple of cards from ScrappinAsh a few weeks ago and had a hard time giving them away! Check out the interview below. Make sure that you don’t miss out on the special coupon she’s offering to our blog readers!
About me: My name is Ashley and I am 25 years old (soon to be 26 on March 25th) happily married and living in Indiana. I am a stay at home mom to my fun and adorable 2 year old son, Aiden.
How long have you been in business? I first started on Etsy in October 2007 but only in the last year or so became very active in listing and creating new products.
Do you sell anywhere other than Etsy? I only have a store on Etsy (scrappinash.etsy.com) however I do sell to people I know and at craft fairs when I am able to sell at them.
When did you start making cards? I first started making cards when I was 16 and living at home. My mom went to a Stampin Up party and came home with supplies. We have both been hooked ever since and still find time to create together.
What’s your favorite thing about Etsy? That I am able to stay at home with my son and create things during nap times, late nights and on the weekends. I also love knowing that I can earn a little extra income doing what I love!
What are your biggest challenges in running your business? My biggest challenge in selling items is finding time. I hate turning down custom orders but I also need to be a mom and wife first. I try to ship out all orders 2-3 days after payment is received and it can be hard when I have several orders on a busy weekend.
What are your hobbies outside of crafting? When I find free time I am usually scrapbooking or creating my own personal items which have gotten neglected lately! Besides crafting I love sewing and baking, especially sweets! I also love blogging on my craft and personal blog (scrappinash.blogspot.com)
Which of your cards is your best seller? I dont have a specific card as I like to make hand made originals so usually there is only 1 of that card I have sold (of course I can recreate something if needed) but Birthday and Valentines Day cards have been my biggest sellers. I love doing Valentines Day cards since I am surrounded my boys here at home and its a good excuse to use all pink and glitter!
I recently have started making party items in my store that have really taken off as well. I love doing invites, thankyous, banners, confetti, cupcake toppers, treat bags and more! I love custom orders!