Thursday, November 29, 2012

Events this Weekend

We will be participating in two great shows this weekend. The first is Beehive Bazaar right in our our backyard of Orem. It is an excellent event and the show is always really popular so come soon since items go quickly!

We will also be at Art Market this Thursday to Saturday. Here is a postcard with all the information. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This Weeks Events

We have been busy participating in many shows and events over the last several weeks and are excited to have many more coming up soon. It has been a busy season for us and we have many new products I think you will all enjoy. This week you can find us at Oh Sweet Sadie in Daybreak and Holy Cow Boutique in Pleasant Grove. 
Cute Straws in the postcard above right? You can find those here. 


We hope to see you at these shows!

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Little TLC

This past weekend we were featured on the fun blog TLC Parentables. I am so glad they asked us to contribute to their round-up of fun, no-carve pumpkin ideas. Our washi tape pumpkin tutorial is fun and really simple so if you would like to try it out you can find it right here.  Enjoy this little sneak peek of the post below.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. The picture below shows you how we spend much of ours. Unfortunately, this only represents maybe 1/4th of the packages we have shipped lately for Alexis Mattox Design. We love staying busy though!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Oh So Beautiful Paper

We are thrilled to announce that our Halloween cards have been featured on the fabulous blog Oh So Beautiful Paper! I have long been an admirer of this particular blog since they always show the most exquisite paper goodies that are out there and it is an honor that they published our cards. Here is a little snapshot of the post.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Upcoming Shows

We have many new shows coming up soon. First, we have Never Knew boutique at a great home in Park City. It is one day only so be sure to come this Friday.

Never Knew
Friday October 12, 2011 from 9am - 8pm
5785 Mountain Ranch Drive
Park City, Utah

And next weekend we have two shows that will both be in Utah County. The Bella Bazaar is at Thanksgiving Point which is such a fun place. We are already planning a date night to got to the bazaar and take a little stroll through the corn maze. Thanksgiving Point has so many great things to see this time of year. 

Also that weekend is the Battlecreek Boutique in Pleasant Grove. It is a fun show and the old Pleasant Grove Recreation Center. Here is the information for that show.


We hope to see you at the shows! We have many new and exciting products to show off! 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Happy October

I am so excited that it is October so that I can finally post about a project I love- washi tape pumpkins! It is such a simple DIY decorating project that you can easily have a full patch of adorable fall pumpkins in 30 minutes. There are only a few small items you need to make this project and the best part is that there is no messy clean-up like carving pumpkins and they will last for the whole fall season.

We have a lot of really wonderful fall washi tape designs to choose from and the photo below shows off a few that I think would be great for Halloween.

Check out our washi tape patterns here. 

This project is so simple that you really only need 4 items and if you don't have a bone folder (the cream tool shown above) that is no problem. The tutorial for this project is really intuitive so I will mostly just tell you some tips that I learned doing this.

  1. Clean your pumpkins- I just washed them quickly under water to make sure the dirt is all removed and there is nothing sticky on them. This is an important step so that the washi tape will stick properly. 
  2. Apply washi tape any way you like. You can buy them here. The white pumpkin shown above has the tape in vertical stripes and the orange pumpkin has random scraps of different black and white patterns. You can try other patterns such as chevron, horizontal stripe, or plaid. It would also be really cute to make a monogram with the tape or other shapes like a witch's hat.
  3. Use the bone folder if you have one to smooth the washi tape and press out any crinkles. There will be some small crinkles as the tape goes around the curves of the pumpkin. If you do not have a bone folder you can just use your finger nail or another smooth object like the handle of your silverware. 

And here is the final product! I think they look so adorable. The white pumpkin is my favorite! I used a black polka dot tape in the center with the orange lace tape on both sides to make it look like one really wide tape. To add contrast I cut the black diagonal stripe tape in half to make a really thin line.

I hope you all try this project! I would love to see any images of your creation. You can send them to Happy October! 

Friday, September 28, 2012

New Halloween Products

Our new spooky Halloween designs are so adorable and are available as cards and artwork. They are all created from hand-drawn illustrations that really add a lot of character. The three designs are a spiderweb, a haunted house and a trick-or-treat collage. 

Here are the Halloween cards:

And here is the haunted house artwork. Doesn't it look great in the thick black frame? I think these are such great decorations for Halloween. Maybe I can show off some pictures of them up in my house soon! (Yes, those are washi tape decorated pumpkins in the background. Check back soon for the DIY tutorial).

And don't forget that our website grand opening sale ends this Sunday at midnight so hurry and stock up on cards, artwork, straws and washi tape for Halloween!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered to win our five product giveaways! We really appreciate the support of our new website. And don't forget to keep checking back on our blog for more giveaways and new products.

Here are the winners of the giveaway:

Brianna B. and Dru B. each won chalkboard banners

Liz T., Amy S., and Denise M. each one a beautiful set of geometric cards

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, September 7, 2012

Website Grand Opening

I am so happy to announce that our website is finally complete and we are ready to show it off to all of you! We think this website will make shopping a lot easier and you can now customize products to meet your needs. We would love to hear your feedback and hear how you like the website and store!

We are so excited about our new website that we have decided to giveaway many new products to you! All you have to do is enter our giveaway below.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Lace Inspiration

We have been adding a lot of new products to our little shop and there are many more changes coming soon. I did want to show off these beautiful lace inspired cards that have been in our shop for a few weeks, but haven't been featured yet on the blog. I think they are some of my favorite. They are so classic and intricate and basically everything a laser cut card should be. What do you think? They are sold individually and each lace design comes in a different colored soft speckled paper. Check them out here.

This beautiful lace was actually drawn from the French lace on my wedding dress. It always makes me happy to see it. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Upcoming Shows


We love going to shows and getting to meet so many great new customers. We are excited to participate in Oh Sweet Sadie in Daybreak, Utah next week. The event is September 7th and 8th from 10 am to 9pm. We will be showing off many new products and new patterns for paper straws and washi tape for the holidays. Here is another flyer and map with information about the show. Hope to see you there!


Friday, August 31, 2012

Sneak Peek

I want to show off a quick sneak peek of our latest upcoming products...handmade, engraved books! This is a quick sampler of one of our new book styles. Our books feature one of our original designs and are engraved, cut and sewn by hand from quality materials so your book will be totally unique. Each book we create has beautiful engraved covers made from wood or high quality acrylic and has approximately 128 pages. The books are hand-bound in a traditional style that allows the book to lay completely flat when open and would be a great sketchbook or journal. And of course, they are available for customization for babies and weddings, etc. I can't wait to show you all the new books we have coming soon!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Utah Valley Magazine

Alexis Mattox Design has been featured in July/August edition Utah Valley Magazine. Each magazine issue has a great section showing product that are made in Utah Valley. It is fun to see how many amazing and innovative companies are located right in your backyard. For those of you who are not locals, you can click the image below to view the magazine online. They showed off our cute Birthday Present Pattern card and the pink Cupcake card.

I also have some other exciting news about Alexis Mattox Design in the press, so check back soon!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Craft Lake City Part 2

I wanted to follow-up from the last time to say thank you to everyone who attended and participated in Craft Lake City. It was so much fun to have a show in downtown Salt Lake and to have so many people visit the fair. We met a lot of very nice people and it was a great way to spend our weekend. I hope you all had a good weekend too. 

Can you tell it was a little windy? Visit here to see Craft Lake City's wonderful bio of us. 

We also sold a lot of new products at the show that aren't available online quite yet. Watch for them soon!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Craft Lake City

This weekend we are looking forward to participating in Craft Lake City at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City. It is a Do-It-Yourself festival featuring technology, arts, and science. It is just on Saturday, so make sure you stop by!

Website in the Works

Hi everyone! In case you haven't noticed, we are doing some major updates on our new website and they are nearly complete! We are very excited to have this new site and get to show our clients a little more of what we can do. Thank you for your patience with us as we update- I hope it will be easier and  quicker to shop with us in the future. Now that things are getting back to normal after the crazy summer months and I can post on the blog again, you can expect to hear more from us!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Adorable Paper Straws

We are happy to announce that we now sell paper straws! They are so adorable and great for parties. We have 15 styles available to choose from and to top it all off, they come with super cute printable paper flags in eight different designs! 

The printable flag designs come in four different shapes in both striped and polka dots. You will receive them for free with any purchase of paper straws. All you have to do is leave your email address and which color you would like. They don't come with any printed text, but I think they are perfect for writing in a special message for a birthday or wedding. The image below is a sample of some flags that I wrote on for a graduation party. 

We had a lot of fun doing the photo shoot for the paper straws. It was by far the most delicious photo session we have done so far in our company. Here is the evidence: 

View more paper straws here.  Don't you love our washi tape banner in the background?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Custom Birthday Cards

Did you all know that we offer custom printing for all of our cards? We do and it is super simple to get them for yourself! When you order cards for a party or event, there is also a volume discount available. Contact us if you are interested. 

I want to show off some cute invitations we recently made for a little guy's first birthday party using the birthday pattern cards available in our shop.

See more of these cards here.

Our customer chose her own colors and a unique message to include inside each card. Since the cards are for a little boy's party, we switched the pink and purple card to red and yellow. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

We mean business

Until recently, I am ashamed to admit that for a paper company we had horrible business cards. They weren't what I wanted at all, but they were a nice fit in our budget since we got them for free. But, now I am here say that we mean serious business with our business cards. I hope you like them and if you would like to see them in person, just order something from us and we will send it along with your order! ;-) 

The design is laser-cut into beautifully thick paper and we made it in many different colors. When we showed them off last weekend, everyone was very excited about them. I hope they don't up-stage our actual products!

What do you think? Definitely better than our old cards!