Monday, October 01, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight: Wasootch

I recently interviewed the lovely Shannon. She's the creative mind behind Wasootch, a design and stationery studio. The word Wasootch is a Native American word meaning unique, a quality Shannon infuses into every piece she creates. Read on to learn more about Shannon's creative philosophy and her favorite item in her shop! xoxo

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So tell me a bit about yourself and your shop...
Wasootch is a design studio I founded in 2009. Wasootch specializes in creating unique wedding and special-occasion stationery products and customizable gifts. Our products feature fun and colorful floral designs as well as a variety of unique, hard-to-find themes. With a focus on “do-some-of-it-yourself” designs, we sell our designs worldwide through Zazzle, a popular and affordable print-on-demand company that allows the customer to personalize the designs by adding their own text and other details. Wasootch is available for custom design requests that can be purchased through Zazzle.

What's your best piece of advice for people looking for great online shopping deals?
Often there are deals to be found online through coupons and coupon sites such as Groupon. If you don't mind signing up for email marketing messages, vendors like Zazzle will send out email deals regularly. Many of them with very significant savings.

In this recession economy, what are some ways people can still look chic for less?
As a vendor that specializes in affordable special-occasion stationery, I can tell you that you can save on wedding and other party costs by going with an affordable invitation printing style. Full color, two sided digital printing looks great on an invitation, but is less expensive than letterpress, thermography or foil. Also, look for invitations that you can add your own 3D embellishments to in order to save costs. Some designs might look great with the addition of some rhinestones that you can buy at a local craft store, for example. I'm always happy to work with a customer on setting up a print design that they can then add their own 3D touches to when they receive them. For example, I will move design aspects to incorporate the addition of a ribbon.
What's your favorite item in your shop and why?
That's a really tough question. I guess I'd say my favorite is this Halloween wedding invitation because it is very unique and different. Couples are really embracing having their weddings reflect their own personalities rather than sticking to traditions, and that is fun and interesting. A Halloween wedding is definitely not for everyone, but it can be a great wedding theme for the right couple.

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