Archive | June 25, 2010

Papertrey Discontinues Ink, To Attend Chicago Supershow

Online stamp manufacturer & retailer Papertrey Ink made two big announcements last week.

First, on June 14th, Papertrey announced that they are discontinuing most of their signature Perfect Match hybrid inks pads due to what they call “quality control issues” and because the inks were “unstable”. All colors except Tea Dye Duo, Fresh Snow, and Vintage Cream are being discontinued.

Papertrey is selling their remaining inventory of the discontinued ink pads & ink refills while they last as final sale (no returns or exchanges).

A new ink is currently in development with a new supplier to replace the discontinued ink but Papertrey says that it won’t be available until a tentative release date of October 15th.

In better news for the company, Papertrey (which normally only sells via its website) announced on June 16th that they will be hosting a booth at the CHA Craft Supershow in Chicago next month. It’s the company’s policy to attend a consumer event once per year to sell in person to consumers. Last year, at the CHA Craft Supershow in Orlando, the company’s booth was literally mobbed, with consumers waiting in line for over a half hour at one point on Friday to even enter the booth to begin shopping.

On the left, attendees do the Papertrey make-n-take while on the right shoppers wait to get into the Papertrey booth.

Each day of the Supershow, Papertrey will be hosting two free make-n-takes, for a total of four different projects over the two day show. They will also be offering the same promotion they ran at the 2009 Orlando Supershow, where each $100 spent will earn shoppers a free $15 CHA exclusive stamp set that will never be available for sale.


Pink Paislee to Market House of Three Collection

Pink Paislee announced this week that they will soon be bringing to market the first line of physical products from digital design studio House of Three.

House of Three was founded in 2009 by well-known designers Janet Hopkins, Heidi Swapp, and Rhonna Farrer.  Until now, the trio have been producing digital products in their signature retro/vintage style and selling them through their website.

The new House of Three collection for Pink Paislee will be called Parisian Anthology. It is being described by Pink Paislee as including “designer ink resist papers, brooch brads, polymer clear stamps, printed corrugate shapes, and several unique embellishments designed with crafters in mind.”

The two companies say they have been collaborating since early 2010 on the upcoming collection.

House of Three co-founder Janet Hopkins explained the group’s new venture into physical products:

Our customers have been requesting physical products from us ever since the inception of our digital site and we think now is a good time for us to infuse our vibe into a craft collection for retailers everywhere.  We could not be more excited about this new venture!

Rebecca Cross, owner of Pink Paislee, is enthusiastic about the collaboration between the two companies:

We wanted to introduce their sophisticated “design district” style to the everyday scrapbook enthusiast. We are very excited about adding this Parisian inspired collection to our growing family of products and we welcome the chance to work with this extremely talented group of women!