Wednesday, November 27

GIVEAWAY! with Bonbon Paper


Dear Friends,

I am happy to be back with a good news for you all! I have partnered with Bonbon Paper, a sweet online stationery shop based in the USA and run by two lovely ladies, Starlet and Lena. You may remember Starlet from my {Interview with} post about her accessory line called Meridian 110. Read about the story behind the label and enter our giveaway by using the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post: you can win a set of 4 gorgeous die-cut cards (valued at US$24) + 30% off your next purchase and a matching coupon to share with a friend. 


Who is behind Bonbon Paper?
Bonbon paper is the result of an out-of-control obsession for paper and the creative collaboration between Starlet and Lena. We've known each other since College days, but lost track of each other after graduating. Luckily, we were able to reconnect years later via social media.

We had both racked up an extensive (online and offline) product development and marketing background. While Starlet spends most of her time in web usability & online marketing, Lena gained her experience in behind-the-scenes product development & design.

We can both spend excessive amounts of time finding cool greeting cards at local fairs, stores or online. Our behaviour in store like Paper Source is probably best described as kids in a candy store (minus the tantrum - well, mostly!).


What is the story behind your partnership, and why starting a stationery?
Our business idea sparked over cupcakes - most definitely a result of an intense sugar rush! We discovered our mutual love for beautiful paper, and paper designs, and the rest is pretty much history. We felt that despite the saturation of the greeting card market, there was opportunity for growth. Next to our unique design approach (with a heavy focus on die/ laser-cut designs), we have a couple of other ideas up our sleeves. Stay tuned for updates!

How did you pick the name of your business (I love it!)
Thank you! My goodness - what a tough adventure that was! It was the first real test of our business partnership! For about a week we were both brainstorming for something that would work for both of us. Our framework was, that it needed to include the word "paper", hint towards the significance of sending a handwritten note (hence our mantra: Deliver the Sweetness), and have an available domain. The domain was by far the most challenging hurdle to overcome.

This is a quote by Lena, which essentially sums up this challenging week:
"My mind is going crazy with domain names! If I was walking down the street, people would think I had issues because I am constantly mumbling under my breath..."

Between the thesaurus, lots of determination, and learning many new ways of saying NO to each other politely , we finally found bonbonpaper.com. We consider ourselves pretty lucky, that the domain was still available, and we hadn't killed each other yet :-)

Sorry...

Are you crafting the cards all by yourself?
At the moment, yes. From design to cutting, assembly and packaging - we do it all. As we grow and expand, we are going to mindfully delegate the production process, so we can focus on the design aspect and growing our business.

Please tell us more about the custom order option!
The underlying goal of Bonbon Paper is to keep the personal connection between people alive. We want to make sure that we live up to this ourselves as well, and offer our customers that personal connection with us.

We love custom projects - it's always a lot of fun! There's nothing better than giving a customer exactly what their want and feeling their gratitude for a custom design. You can see an example of our custom design process here.

To all the Etincelle readers: we would love your input, comments and feedback. Hit us with your questions, discoveries or product ideas. Connect via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram or email - OR - send us a personal note and be featured on our blog. Check our website for contact info.


Now that you know more about Bonbon Paper and have fell under the spell of their delightful designs, make sure to participate to our giveaway, and stand a chance to win a set of 4 handmade cards (total value US$24) + 30% off you next purchase and a matching coupon to share with a friend. 
This giveaway will end next Wednesday, December 4th at 12am (midnight - PT) and the winner will be announced by Friday, December 6th on the blog and social media.

Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway




Edit: Giveaway now closed. Thank you!

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