Friday, January 25, 2008

packaging, and travelling



I constantly have all of these little ideas that I have scribbled in notebooks or on scraps of paper, or simply lingering on in the back of my brain. It seems, however, that if I ever do get around to putting these ideas to practice, it is many months or even years later!

One of these little notions of mine is to update all of my products that use any plastics in their packaging. This requires a bit of creative problem solving but here is my updated packaging for my address file +30 card packs. I used pieces of tracing paper to wrap the stacks of cards, and designed up a sticker to fasten them shut. Its a nice way to show off some off the different patterns of the cards inside. I also used this similar solution with my paper samplers as well.



Last week I received an email from a prop buyer, who is working on a movie being filmed here in Vancouver called Travelling, which stars Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart. She was looking for some special papers for a scene in the film that has something to do with Aniston's character having a wooden box filled with romantic quotes, or something. Of course I was happy to go through my stash to put together approximately 500 3x5"ish sized random papers (stacked, tied, and shown here). The prop buyer also mentioned that she wants to sneak my little address file into the movie scenes of Aniston's flower shop. It will be neat to see if the file or the papers work out and make it into the film!

21 comments:

leslie said...

i love the non-plastic packaging.
and also love the idea of your creative goodness getting shown off. on the big screen. whoohoo!

cindy k said...

i love the new packaging and having your wonderful things appear in a movie is so, well, lovely.

watch out, the paparazzi might find you, now ;)!

Lori Pickert said...

yay for you!! :^D

Molly said...

great packaging re-deux. I'll be watching for those details when I catch the next Jennifer Aniston film. Always a fan of hers. Props people have a good job, don't they? seeking out the beautiful details. Fun.

Leah said...

the new packaging is beautiful. i love it. and i can't wait to keep an eye out for your pretty little bits on screen!

sweetjessie@comcast.net said...

so exciting! And a lovely way to package your pretty papers.

perfectbound said...

how cool is that! such great news!!

Lovely Paper said...

oh, i can't wait to see them in a movie! i'll get to shout out, "hey, i know where those came from!" hehe :) congratulations!

sunny said...

really pretty design - love the new wrapping and the sticker.

woah - your pretty products in a movie that we'll all be seeing? great fun! congrats!

Uncle Beefy said...

That's fantastic about the movie placement as you never know what's going to happen...? VERY exciting for you...CONGRATS!

The new wrapping looks great and tracing paper seems like such a great idea. Love that frosty look with the strong graphic labels. Your aesthetic is so spot on :)

Danielle said...

Good for you for going "green". The packaging is still to die for. I look forward to hopefully seeing your movie debut!

andrad said...

Fun! Can't wait to check out the movie and look for your 'lovely' things!!
A.

Anna said...

Wow, congratulations! It will be so exciting to see your papers on the big screen. The new packaging is beautiful too.

tifanie said...

hi! so wonderful that you've made your blog public. i'm so glad to find it. i love the non-plastic packaging. what a great idea, with the tracing paper. it's challenging to come up with creative green alternatives. i'm opening up my own shop soon and have yet to solve that dilemna. you continue to inspire me. congrats on the film. that's wonderful news. i wish you all the best!

chicadecanela said...

I love your new packaging! Nice!

miche said...

I too love the new packaging... but I'm confused. Are you still doing this? I thought you were not selling your lovely goodies right now... I'm hoping this means Im wrong :)

Vane said...

is there any way to buy some similar packets of found paper? i'm thinking of working them into a guestbook type deal for my wedding....

let me know

brooklynbride [at] gmail [dot] com

Silvia said...

Hi!!!
I'm an italian illustrator....I love your work!!! I really would like to buy your scrp paper how can I do?????

www.silviabaroncelli.it

sharilyn said...

Thanks for all of the well-wishes everyone, they are all much appreciated!

Miche: I am only doing my lovelydesign part-time now - just selling a few items regularly and every so often other products too. I also sometimes take orders be request. I don't have a studio anymore, but just work a little from home. I dont think I could ever give up my work entirely - it is too much a part of me! Right now I am happy to have found a good balance of being a full time mom and being able to still do my own work a little. It's a greast place to be!

Vane: please email me directly with your thoughts and I can see if i can put something together for you.

Silvia: I receive many requests for paper samplers so I am going to try to put more together to sell as well. please email me if you would like for me to contact you when I have more available.

Kate said...

I love the packaging. I never saw the old way, but it looks great. Very cool thing about the movie too. I'll look for it, since I'm sure I'll see it. I love JA.

missy said...

beautiful...i love tracing paper...much like parchment! hope the file and papers make it into the movie! and will you ever have more files available for purchase? would love to buy one, but they're always sold out...:P