Posted by Tara Smithberg
Last week I was lucky enough to take a vacation to beautiful Hawaii! We had such a great time doing all sorts of activities--even taking a helicopter ride, boogie boarding and driving through the gorgeous rainforest.
While I was there, I even found a cute gem of a scrapbooking store called Island Paperie located in Kahului, Maui. They have lots of cool stuff for scrapbooking Hawaiian style, like tropical embellishments in the shapes of turtles and the hibiscus flowers. Here I am, standing outside the store. I love those cute hula girls!
The gals in the store were so friendly and were very excited about their die cutting center and how it's helped their business. They were kind enough to let me take a few photos and post them here. Their die cutting center houses a GrandeMARK and a MARK IV machine. It is very organized and user friendly with a large library of dies, from bags and boxes to note cards.
They even have samples cut, displayed and labeled, like the ones shown here. The labels match up with labels placed on the dies to make it really easy to locate the die you are looking for.
It was so fun to stop in to the Island Paperie and to see how their die cutting center has become a wonderful, profitable part of their business. I was also glad to see they offer custom invitation services, which is a great way for retailers to add another revenue stream. If you check out their website, you can see all of the options they offer for custom invitations and favors.
Mahalo, Island Paperie! (That means thank you in Hawaiian!)