The Tethered Crate

the tethered crate

I have been trying to decide the best way to grab excitement for my etsy shop. (to be filled later this week)
i thought about having a giveaway, a flash sale, or asking friends to post a spotlight on their blogs.
then i remembered hearing the buzz about The Tethered Crate, and i knew…
…i knew it was the right way to re-introduce simply created to the handmade market

Some of you may be wondering what The Tethered Crate is, let me fill you in:

the WHAT?
The Tethered Crate offers its members monthly shipments of goods from respected contributors within the handmade community. Each crate will include 3-5 items, and every month will be different. For only $19.95 our members receive double that value in items like jewelry, headbands, prints, stationery, and other products. It’s a way to experience the latest and greatest from your favorite designers every month for a great price.

the WHY?
We want to expand the handmade market, giving handmade artists an outlet to reach new customers. We also want to give loyal supporters as well as new customers a way to experience the best of the handmade market.
The Tethered Crate also desires to connect hand and heart by joining the handmade community to significant causes. We will highlight different charities benefiting humanity, and a portion of all our proceeds will go to funding their causes.


i finished all the product i will be donating to the July crates.
here is the sneak peek i shared on instagram monday:

simply created etsy

I have not had new business cards printed with my new logo
i spent most of monday evening creating some online to print at home
i needed something to attach to the product

i found a few really cool ideas on Pinterest i thought i would share with you
I wanted to add a QR code this time around
Linda’s tutorial on how to make one for free, is great.

how to make a QR code

I decided to add a QR code for the blog and for the shop

I am hopefully going to have the cards printed off today
I will try and share a picture of them later this week.

I loved how the following business cards had a little flare added
its not only cute but memorable
and that’s that what i am going for

Dailey Crafton used cereal boxes and his Epson.

These printed cards are adorned with washi tape, twine, and a hole punch.By Mint

Sewn selvage fabric strips embellish these cards. By Craftoholics Anonymous

Offset stamped cardstock. Via MaeMae Paperie

I am going to be adding a little something special to each business card.
imagine Linda’s t-shirt pom poms only smaller

t-shirt pom pom

do you have unique business cards?

or have you seen some really cool ones?

I would love to see a picture, or share a link with us so we can check them out!

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  1. Just Got My Tethered Crate And love Your Necklace! The Only Thing is Your Etsy Shop Isn’t Listed On Your Business Card And I Can’t Find It Anywhere On Your Blog, Am I Blind? Haha, Thanks!

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