Friday, November 21, 2008

And we're LIVE!

It has been a long road to a website revamp but we've finally done it! The online home of Uncommon Envelope is upgraded and improved in many ways and we can't wait to share it with you.

We have focused our energy on making many changes and upgrades geared toward making your online experience with Uncommon Envelope more functional, exciting, and diverse. Here are the new features we are most proud of:

Our style is the same but we’ve refined the face of Uncommon Envelope and made navigation through the site more intuitive. In addition you’ll notice three new featured links on our home page:

READ: You are here so you probably know this, but we’ve officially launched a UE blog so you have a place to check in, check out our latest thoughts and products, and sound off in comments. Subscribe today!

SHOP: As mentioned in our last post, we’ve opened an Etsy shop so you now have a place to purchase Uncommon Envelope’s growing line of retail stationery suited for everyday use. If you don’t have one already, sign up for an Etsy account and mark us as a favorite seller!

GIVE: Learn about, Uncommon Envelope’s pet cause. Kiva is one of the coolest philanthropic concepts we have encountered and it allows us to help crafters and entrepreneurs around the world get their start. You can also join our team while remaining in control of your own contributions. Joining our efforts will help make a bigger impact!

In addition, perhaps our most exciting improvement, Improved Portfolio Functionality!
You spoke and we listened – while cleverly coded, the old portfolio wasn’t doing the trick. You’ll notice some vast improvements here to make sure your browsing experience is easy and enjoyable.

So, welcome to our new home! We can’t wait for you to visit. Make sure you let us know what you think, then pass it on to your friends!

Friday, November 14, 2008


We have finally gotten our Etsy shop up and running! We are really excited about this, if you can't tell.

For those of you unfamiliar with Etsy, it is an online storefront geared towards crafters. I personally thought everyone knew what Etsy was until I recently had a couple friends visit from the east coast - both highly appreciative of craft - and they had never heard of it before. What?!

Right now our shop features 10 different blank-inside greeting cards - the first of our upcoming retail line! You should note that we are making an effort to ensure that all of our retail cards are as eco-friendly as possible so you can shop with a conscience. This means:
  • 100% Cotton, tree-free paper shell and envelope
  • 30% or greater Post Consumer Waste recycled inner liner
  • Soy-based inks
  • Man-powered letterpress printing
  • Biodegradable cellophane packaging
The cards available right now are split into two collections:

The Wisdom Collection is a classic looking exploration of uncommon wisdom for everyday life.

The Hello. Collection features playful geometric patterns combined with playful greetings.

So be sure to check out our shop and mark it as a favorite in your Etsy account, then shop away! We'll keep you posted on the upcoming arrival of additional items available for sale. Also, if you like something you see but are inspired to personalize it in some way, contact me and let's discuss! I am always happy to work on new projects.