Stockist Spotlight : Q & A with Paper Bliss
Posted on July 07 2014We absolutely love our stockists and we want you to love them too! They help us bring the Dailylike collection to you, so we thought it would be a great idea for you to get to know the wonderful people behind these wonderful businesses. For our very first Stockist Spotlight, please allow us to introduce Nadine Wiggins, owner of online store Paper Bliss. Hi Nadine, when and how did your store come about? I started Paper Bliss back in 2008 after making some wedding invitations for friends who then encouraged me to set up my own invitation making business. At the time there was a real gap in the Hobart market for custom made wedding invitations so Paper Bliss was born. Over the years I have made literally thousands of invitations! In 2012 Paper Bliss underwent a makeover and my fabulous on-line store was created. At the time I was making so many invites and ordering stock regularly that it seemed to be the perfect addition to the business to sell all of the beautiful papers, card, ribbon and embellishments for people to make their own invites. As this side of the business grew I decided to step back from making invitations (and give my hands a bit of a rest!) and focus solely on the DIY market. Obviously a big part of the Dailylike range is craft materials. Do you get to do much crafting in your own time? I have always loved craft activities from card making to sewing to crochet. I must admit there are probably not too many things I haven’t tried! I don’t get the chance to do as much as I would like but I do enjoy spending a few hours on a weekend making cards for family and friends. What trend do you think is particularly big right now? The recycled vintage look. My biggest sellers are recycled kraft card matched with floral papers and tapes, lace trimmings and twine. So many Dailylike products suit this theme perfectly and I was extremely excited to be able to add this range to my store. Do you have any favourite blogs that you look to for inspiration? Dailylike of course! I don’t tend to follow too many blogs however I love Pinterest and I find that gives me plenty of inspiration. What do you love most about having your own online store? I love the flexibility that it offers. Having a 9 year old daughter I can do the school drop-off and the after school activities and still be available to answer emails and phone calls. It also gives me the chance to see all of the beautiful products on offer and provide advice to customers on product selection and hints and tips on how to make their own professional looking invitations. Where can our readers find you? You'll find the online store at paperbliss.com.au plus we are also on Facebook and Pinterest. Thanks so much Nadine!