Melissa of craftgasm's Profile

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H E L L O !

I'm Melissa, a one-woman stationery-making machine. I've been making for as long as I can remember, and recycling old stuff into new lovelies for only slightly fewer years than that. Combined with my postal obsession, craftgasm was born. A couple of years ago, i opened Analog, a handmade and vintage shop, in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC (shopanalog.com).

Most craftgasm items are created with paper that would have otherwise wound up in the recycling bin (or may have been plucked directly from said bin, in same cases). I especially love using reclaimed maps, blueprints, and falling-apart vintage books in my work. Much of the cardstock I use has been rescued from a medical office that was getting rid of a ton of chart dividers; I cut it down for my purposes. I love finding a way to reuse something that was headed for…

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  • Joined March 26, 2006

Favorite materials

salvaged paper, vintage anything, repurposed whatnots, ephemera

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craftgasm
upcycled + eco-friendly stationery, pins,...

About

H E L L O !

I'm Melissa, a one-woman stationery-making machine. I've been making for as long as I can remember, and recycling old stuff into new lovelies for only slightly fewer years than that. Combined with my postal obsession, craftgasm was born. A couple of years ago, i opened Analog, a handmade and vintage shop, in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC (shopanalog.com).

Most craftgasm items are created with paper that would have otherwise wound up in the recycling bin (or may have been plucked directly from said bin, in same cases). I especially love using reclaimed maps, blueprints, and falling-apart vintage books in my work. Much of the cardstock I use has been rescued from a medical office that was getting rid of a ton of chart dividers; I cut it down for my purposes. I love finding a way to reuse something that was headed for the landfill. All packaging is reclaimed or recycled.

I am very happy to work on a custom order just for you. Wedding invitations, baby announcements, or just everyday personalized stationery is totally fun to work on for me, so please contact me to see samples of my past custom work & we can whip something up together.

Thanks for visiting -- and thank you for supporting handmade businesses!

-Melissa
Twitter: @craftgasm
Instagram: @shopcraftgasm

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P R E S S

Washington Post Express Gift Guide: http://issuu.com/expressnightout/docs/express_12012013/7

Washington Post Express Lookout: http://issuu.com/expressnightout/docs/130927024809-9914b86636ed4e3892328ff08a638406/41?e=3870620/4999549

Refinery 29: http://www.refinery29.com/analog-vintage-dc#slide

Luri & Wilma: http://www.luriandwilma.com/fashion/analog-new-shop-on-a-new-block

DCist visits the Handmade Valentine Mart: http://bit.ly/wwSmJx

Thanks so much to DCist for the awesome article about my Marion Barry pins! http://bit.ly/car4Ti

A sweet article about the shop in the My Sweet Greens blog: http://bit.ly/6ZrdGE

I'm a Washingtonian favorite vendor! http://bit.ly/b9pkKT

Featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper's Crafty Bastards round-up: http://bit.ly/9bylLJ

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