Thanks for checking out our shop! We hope you find this interesting, but there are no guarantees it will be exciting!
We're pretty boring sticker hermits who dedicate most of our spare time outside of our full time careers to running this shop as best as we can! Cody is a Planner for work and I'm a Print Technician, so having a planner sticker business was natural fit! We live in the suburbs outside of Portland, Oregon. We have two pugs, Phoebe and Olive, and they are our babies. I'm pretty sure they run the house, and we just live in it to serve them! We spend all of our time together working on our business and we wouldn't have it any other way! It's not very often you get to work with your best friend and enjoy the work you do! Although we work a lot, we like to take breaks and travel! Our favorite place to travel to is Walt Disney World. We go a couple times a year and enjoy each and every trip! Epcot is our favorite because we enjoy all the food and drinks! We also like to take trips to Las Vegas to watch shows and enjoy the food! We pretty much just like food. Mmmm...
Ok, enough about us! Let's talk about how Cricket Paper Co. was born!
We started this business a little over a year ago on a whim. I was getting into planning with stickers and being the crafty person that I am, I wanted to try and design my own. I bought a Silhouette Cameo and got to work! After designing a few sets for myself, I thought about selling on Etsy. We had a previous shop on Etsy selling soy wax melts (see....I'm crafty!) so I was already familiar with the platform. I thought it would be fun to sell items that worked well for my planning style and figured maybe a few others might find the stickers useful too. As they say...the rest is history! Soon our little shop expanded from one machine and a small desk to a production area that is now half our house!
As the shop grew, Cody took on the shipping and fulfillment responsibilities. Now he is responsible for anything logistics as well as production. I also do production and work on designing all of our stickers. We make a pretty good team, and the shop wouldn't be where it is today without all of his help and support.
A lot of people ask us how we came up with the name of our business. When we started our sticker shop, we had another business on Etsy called The Mint Cricket, which was our soy wax melt shop. I wanted something related, so Cricket Paper Co. seemed fitting since we would be selling paper products. As Cricket Paper Co. grew in popularity, we made the decision to close The Mint Cricket.
For more behind the scenes of our shop, please check us out on Facebook at Facebook.com/groups/CricketPaperCo
Thank you to all of you for the support that we've received in this amazing community! You are all amazing and without you, we wouldn't be able to spend quality time together while having fun and being productive.
Erica & Cody