Announcement Most of my stuff has moved! If you're looking for pretty paper products, check out my new shop at www.paperinklove.etsy.com or like me on Facebook!
Most of my stuff has moved! If you're looking for pretty paper products, check out my new shop at www.paperinklove.etsy.com or like me on Facebook!
So, One Day, I Quit My Job
I'm one of those women who wore high heels and worked a ton but dreamed of making things with my hands and printing pretty things for people who loved my artwork.
So, one day, I quit my job.
I decided that if I died today, my one regret would be that I hadn't tried to make it on my own, doing something that I loved. Not just something that I was satisfied with, but something that I actually, truly, passionately, LOVED!
Sometimes that is a hard thing to discover though. I knew I was creative and I knew I liked "making things" - so I started there. I named my company Olio Studio because "Olio" means a mixture or a medley and I wasn't sure what I wanted to focus on. I started by listing everything I'd made that was just lying around my workspace. This included some paintings and pen and ink drawings in various sizes.
I quickly decided I wanted to make cards out of that artwork, but didn't want to pay for, say 200 cards, if I could only sell 2, so I invested in a really great printer.
With this purchase, I realized I could make and print virtually anything and what I WANTED to make, was wedding invitations! I'd put my toe in the water of wedding stationery early on in life, working for others, and I had always enjoyed working with brides and absorbed their excitement and joy. Pairing that with design and printing, which I was already obsessed with, was a perfect match!
Today, Olio Studio is still a small company and I work at it every day. I have started a more commercial line made and printed digitally over at www.paperinklove.etsy.com and when more ideas come, I will roll them out :)
I am thrilled to being working in this industry and I hope I can do it forever! I feel truly blessed to be involved in couple's lives in this way and am so glad I'm on this path. I can't wait to see where it takes me!
Owner, Maker, Designer
Hi! I'm Melissa! :)
Please don't hesitate to convo me with any questions you might have about my designs, my shop, my work, the process of ordering with me or any other thing you might need info on! I check in often and I really am here to help :)
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
As of right now, I try not to ship internationally - it costs me a ton and then it costs my customers a bunch in taxes. If you are fully aware of this and want me to ship to you all the same, I'm happy to work up a quote.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you've received your order and there is any sort of problem, please let me know right away and I will do what I can to correct it!