Monday, March 21, 2011

Etsy Shop: Hayley's Paper Love

What will I find in your shop?I create mini scrapbooks. I like to use “found” or “reclaimed” materials like paperbags, children’s board books, and oversized playing cards. I’m into being as “green” as possible so materials that are destined for the trash I will gladly take them and see if I can create something beautiful out of them. 

How did you come about opening your shop?I have two little boys and I love to scrapbook their memories and I wanted to share my creations with everyone. I always got a lot of positive feedback about the pages I made for my boys so I decided that I could definitely open my own shop on Etsy; a couple of my friends had Etsy shops and I thought that it would be a good place to open shop.

I started out making 12x12 inch premade layouts where you could just place your 
pictures and voila, instant scrapbook! As time wore on my shop evolved into only mini scrapbook albums; although I still do the 12x12 inch pages as custom orders. I love making the mini albums because they can capture one specific moment in time and you can place them anywhere; on an end table, shelf, or on your desk at work. 

What is your favorite item in your shop?I love my Perfectly Peacock Accordion Album. Peacock feathers have been an obsession of mine for a while and when I saw this paper I was so excited to be able make a scrapbook out of it.

What is your favorite Etsy Shop?There are so many, I can’t choose one! I love Chicalookate; she does photography and makes magnets, coasters, notebooks and record album bowls, not-to-mention she’s a fellow Michigander! 
I also love OrangeFuzz; they have the best smelling soap!