"I grab inspiration from everywhere actually. I can stare out the window and something as small as a limb will catch my eye triggering certain memories and I go from there." - Krystal Minor
The best part about Etsy has been meeting all kinds of artisans. When browsing Etsy your findings are unlimited; there are thousands upon thousands of beautifully hand crafted items. There really is something for everyone.
I recently had the pleasure of stumbling upon Krystal (who is such a sweetheart! btw); she runs Etsy shop Southern Girl Prints. In her shop you will find an array of beautifully crafted DIGITAL items. In Southern Girl Prints you will find everything from:
- Invitations (Bridal Showers, Weddings, Baby Showers, Birthdays, etc...)
- Thank You Cards
- Matching Sets
- Gift Certificates/Coupons
- Wall Art
- All Sorts of Paper Goods for your Event/Home
|Earring Cards |
Custom Made for Jenvy Accessories
|Bow Display Cards|
Krystal allowed me the chance to review 3 of her items, which she custom made for my shop. She was able to create some display cards for my earrings and for my hair bows, it doesn't stop there; Krystal also provided me with Thank You notes to include with all my sales orders. I must admit, when it comes to paper goods I am EXTREMELY picky! I just need the perfect note card, perfect planner, whatever the paper good may be. I must say, Krystal, delivered with her custom made items. I had been searching endlessly for the perfect Thank You cards to include with my sales, all I said to her was I would like to stick to my theme of pastel colors and cursive lettering, and my biggest priority were my business name and of course my shop's website be found on the cards themselves. I'd say within a matter of an hour or two I came back and there were my beautiful display cards and my thank you notes! Best part? Well, I get to print them out as many times as I need them and when I need them!
If you would like your own set of custom made paper goods head on over to Southern Girl Prints by Clicking the Banner Below:
Use coupon code: GRANDOPENING20 for 20% off in Southern Girl Prints!!
Learn about Southern Girl Prints and Krystal Minor
Q. When did you start getting into crafting? What did you start with?
A. I found myself in a way, pushed into digital design. A family member called me in April and asked me to make her graduation invitations. I gladly accepted. I posted the finished image on my personal Facebook and Instagram and so did she. We both received so many likes, along with the likes came other offers to create graduation invitations and an inquiry about wedding invitations.
Q. Do you work outside of your Etsy shop? If so, what is your occupation? How do you find time for both?
A. Outside of Etsy, I am a baker who specializes in gourmet cupcakes. At the moment, maintaining both has been fairly easy. I work on products for Etsy at night and bake during the day.
Q. How did you learn about Etsy?
A. I've known about Etsy for years. I love handcrafted items.
Q. When did you start your shop?
A. May 2013
Q. How did you come up with your Etsy shop name?
A. Southern Girl Prints is a play on my bakery name (Southern Charm Sweets)
Q. Why did you choose digital art as your craft? What do you like about it? How do you think it will help people?
A. Digital art was kind of forced upon me, as I was asked to do a family member's graduation invitation. She posted the invite to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, where it received great feedback along with other requests for invites. During that time, I fell in love with it.
A. One year from now I see myself dedicated to my work full-time. I see my craft improving everyday and I know it will take me far.
Q. Where does your inspiration for your items come from?
A. I grab inspiration from everywhere actually. I can stare out the window and something as small as a limb will catch my eye triggering certain memories and I go from there.
Q. What are your favorite materials to work with? Favorite mediums?
A. I'm a sucker for clip art!! I love it!
Q. Any advice for any shops just starting?
A. DON'T GIVE UP!! I have yet to make my first sale, but I have had great feedback from multiple social media sites.
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Krystal would like to share a 20% off coupon to Southern Girl Prints, use code:
Learn a bit about the woman behind it all, Krystal Minor
Q. What is the furthest place you have traveled?
Q. Do you have any pets?
Q. If you could get back a lost item from your past, what would it be? Why?
A. Teddy Ruskins!! I loved how he used to read books.
Q. What is your favorite food?
A. Home style Macaroni and Cheese
Q. What do you enjoy doing during your past time?
A. I love to read. I believe reading is fundamental.
Q. What would people be most surprised to know about you?
A. I love movies from the 50's, the black and white ones are the best.
What you can win:
Up for grabs is a $30.00 Gift Certificate c/o Southern Girl Prints (Krystal Minor)
You will receive a Gift Certificate in the form of a $30.00 off Coupon Code, which are to be applied towards the items in Southern Girl Prints ONLY.
The Gift Certificate will expire within 1 year from the day the winner is announced.
The giveaway is open Internationally
To enter please make sure to follow all the rafflecopter entry methods completely. All entries will be verified!!
On the day the winner is announced, the winner will be contacted; the winner of the giveaway will then have 48 hours to claim his/her prize, failure to do so will result in a forfeit and another winner will be chosen.