May 17, 2019

All About The Foiled Fox + A Sale!

I've got this bright card over on The Foiled Fox blog today, with lots of chatter (duh) to go with it. I hope you check it out here.

And the good news is that there's a sale going on!

I was delighted when Shauna Todd, owner of The Foiled Fox, asked me to guest design and thought I'd use this chance to tell you a little bit about the shop (she didn't ask me to do so, I just want to share my enthusiasm). 

I'm a customer. Here's my experiences with the shop as a straight up full pay customer (disclosure: Shauna sent me The Stamp Market's Bloominous stamp and die set). 

  • shipped in a day
  • free shipping in the US with you spend more than $50 
  • candy (as in sugar!) in the package
  • anything liquid or fragile was wrapped in bubble wrap (which I reuse)
  • what more do you want?
Foiled Fox is a family business (love that). Shauna Todd is the owner and her daughters, son-in-law, and her husband work together. But that's not all. The cutest part is that even Shauna's 7 year old granddaughter Mackenzie (Mac) lends a hand along with Oliver/Ollie/Ollibear, their granddog.

Shauna shared with me that, after a 40 year career, she finally decided to work where her passion is. When I read that, I was struck with how hard it must be to open a small business. Paper crafting is full of major corporations, big companies, and mom and pop shops. It's competitive. It's so much more than ordering fun products -- it's taxes and insurance and competition and social media and design and computers and shipping and customer service and stuff I can't imagine. I'm so impressed with folks who know what they want and take the risks to make them happen. 

Foiled Fox searches out unique products, and since Shauna is passionate about calligraphy, it carries calligraphy supplies. It carries many of the companies we see every day, but also a few new-to-me companies, such as PaperArtsy and Paper Rose. And I'm thrilled that they carry a large line of Penny Black products.

Ok, this is starting to sound like an ad, and I am not a salesperson -- just enthusiastic about supporting good people running small businesses. 

MOOD WHEN DONE:  Happy! Have a wonderful weekend. 


Suzanne Russell said...

Thanks for introducing me to The Foiled Fox. Small company-huge inventory! I will gladly give them my online business. I too love the idea of a family owned and operated business. Hope all is well with you.

Suzanne Russell said...

p.s. If I hadn't been smitten with your beautiful card, I wouldn't have read about the Foiled Fox! Love the rich water colors and overall design. It's always a joy to see your art work and hear about your learning process. thanks for an excellent blog!

Leslie Miller said...

Thank you (I think) for the introduction to Foiled Fox. I visited and was able to leave a comment this time. You're guesting all over the place lately and that has to tell you something about how good you are. This is a beautiful card!

Patti H. said...

Just checked out the Foiled Fox & quickly signed up for emails. A great new shop! Thanks for sharing it with all of us. I love your gorgeous card with the bright blue & yellow. The epitome of spring!!