By: Traci Armbrust
This is Jennifer Reierson, owner of Jar of Ideas Designs, our 2013 stationery category winner.
Traci: What inspired you to buy a GrandeMARK?
Jennifer: I stumbled upon the GrandeMARK when I was looking for a die-cutting machine and loved the possibilities it offered. I took the plunge and ordered it, along with a lot of different and unique dies, and I haven't looked back! As the owner of a custom stationery business, I've had a few custom dies made and they just make it so easy to make my visions come to life for my clients. Pinnovation dies are the best; I also love that I can use other brands of dies with the adapter.
Traci: Do you remember the very first thing you made with your GrandeMARK?
Jennifer: The first thing I created with my GrandeMARK was made using a custom Pinnovation die with a leaf shape. (When I say I plunged right in, I really mean it!) We used these for menus that hang from the corner of the Chivari chairs at the reception, and also as programs that I bound together at the stem.
Traci: Did you have multiple entries or did you just know this was the one you were going to enter?
Jennifer: I entered two designs in the contest -- a gorgeous Christening invitation, and a fun cooking-themed Bridal Shower invitation. I had no idea I'd win! After talking to the lovely AccuCut ladies at National Stationery last year, I just thought it would be fun to enter and let them see what I'm using their products for.
Traci: What did you buy with your GrandeMARK Challenge winnings, or if you haven't yet, what are you planning to buy?
Traci: We can't wait to see what you enter into the challenge this year Jennifer. Thanks again for the inspiration and for using our dies to create beautiful products for your customers.