Today we meet Liz of the Blue Diamond Stamp Co. Blue Diamond Stamp Company sells an eclectic line of clear polymer stamps that feature her artwork and other unique found imagery. Each stamp is handmade in my kitchen and packaged in her living room in jewel cases that provide perfect storage and indexing. Using clear stamps in conjunction with a clear acrylic block mount allows for precise placement and easy clean up. Liz is giving away a festive tree stamp! Please comment on this post by Midnight Thursday to be entered to win!
UCU: What’s one thing you wish you had known at your first craft show?
Blue Diamond: Accepting credit cards! My first craft show was back in 2004 and at the time I was accepting only cash payments. In 2005, I was able to start accepting credit cards at craft shows and saw a dramatic increase in sales! Even though there are extra fees involved, I would recommend to vendors to look into accepting credit cards if they do shows at least a couple times a year.
UCU: What day of show traditions are you bringing to UCU 2010?
BD: This will be my third UCU and it is usually a priority to start each day with a gigantic cup of coffee. And then continue the coffee intake every few hours....
UCU: What item are you most excited to be offering at UCU Winter 2010?
BD: I will have a number of new designs this winter. I am most excited about debuting my two new Seattle-inspired stamps. Although I recently relocated to Portland.... I still feel like a Seattle girl!