Sunday, June 26, 2011

Etsy July Trends - Great Treasury Themes

Etsy's July Merchandising Blog post is out and offers up some great tips. Etsy's blog give us insights into what Etsy will be looking for when selecting front page treasuries. It also offers up some great Treasury theme ideas.

Here are some highlights:
  • Our central merchandising will focus on Americana, summer fashion, wedding season, and outdoor activities.
  • Weddings: At the height of wedding season, think about how your line can offer or evoke outdoor options for both the ceremony and after-party. Additional highlights on warm weather honeymooning and early preparations for fall and winter celebrations.
Now is when brides are shopping for fall and winter weddings. Even though it is still summer some of the hot colors for fall still fit nicely into a summer color pallet.
  • Vampires: They're back on the radar with shows like HBO's True Blood and the recent movie trailer release of Twilight's Breaking Dawn.
Although I am not big on Vampires (gasp), I have seen several front page treasuries featuring fangs and such. I would be interested to see our team's take on this.
  • Writable surfaces: Chalkboard and whiteboard.
I have seen this one pop up on the front page lately. Especially with the advancement in chalkboard paint. We can turn almost anything into a writable surface these days.
  • Upcycled lights and lamps, specifically with exposed bulbs.
I am including this because I think it is funny when they get so specific with these themes. I mean if you are a seller that makes upcycled lamps with no shades, then you will be featured in treasuries this month by golly! (ps if you are this type of seller, take advantage and make sure to tag your listings with these key words). FYI - I did a search for "exposed light bulbs" and only got 9 items.

  • Scandinavian patterns and motifs.
I am not sure what this is. I did a search on Etsy and found a huge variety of items. If you have a Scandinavian treasury, please comment with a link to it. I would love to see a treasury like this.

So get out there in July, lets see our team kick Etsy front page butt! (Be sure to keep the vampires separate from the exposed light bulbs!)

Photo Credits (click for link to shops)
Scandinavian Inspired Painted Circles
Recycled American Flag Pillow
Birch Lamp

Friday, June 24, 2011

Front Page Friday! Cool Home Edition

What an eclectic week on Etsy's front page. Some trends I noticed this week were circus, summer wedding and lots of beautiful light blues.

Here are some treasuries from our TPT team members this week. Great items featured, congrats to the curators and shops!

If you are a TPT member and have a treasury make it to the front page, contact us! It might be featured on our blog with a link to your shop.



ALDDesign - Click HERE to see on Etsy


Friday, June 17, 2011

Front Page Friday! Beach Edition

Ah to go to the beach... Here are a couple of beachy treasuries from our TPT team members that made it to Etsy front Page this week! Congrats to curators and shops included.

If you want to be included in a Front Page Friday post, let me know when your treasury makes the front page of Etsy. I can find you easier that way.

By Manufactapaper



Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Must Try Treasury Theme - Collections

Everybody collects something and/or would like to collect something. Etsy is a fantastic place to build your collections. Personally I collect: Cigar boxes, globes, vintage cameras and owls. What do you collect?? Share your collection treasuries in the comments section!

Use what you collect as jumping off point to create inspiring treasuries!

Here are some examples:

Happy collecting!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Front Page Friday! Subtle Colors Edition

Some beautiful front pages from TPT team members this week! These subtle color pallets lead to gorgeous treasuries. Congrats to the curators and all that were featured.




Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Treasury Challenge Time! JUNE Theme, Enter to Win!

Treasury Challenge time is here for June! Our Theme for June is:
"Carnival to Carnivale"

Make treasuries ranging from county fairs to Brazil's biggest party!

We will have two winners, one will be chosen by the team leaders for creativity, aesthetics and theme. The second winner will be selected by a random drawing.

1. Make up to TWO treasuries around the theme of "Carnival to Carnivale".
2. Tag your treasury as tptteam and add a link to the TPT team in your treasury description.
3. Post a link to your treasury on the TPT team forum post.
4. TaDa! You are entered to win!

But wait it doesn't end there! You can get 2 additional entries by:
  • Posting your treasury on this blog post and letting us know your FAVORITE ride at your local carnival
  • Link this blog post on your personal blog
But wait, What do you win?!
- If you have an Etsy shop you will get a free side ad on the TPT Team Blog. (note: If you don't have a shop, you may pick your favorite shop for us to advertise)
- A TPT blog post about your Etsy shop and promotion of your treasuries.
- A TPT forum post promoting your treasuries and Etsy shop. (We have over 1400 team members so this is great exposure!)
- The winner that is selected by the TPT team leaders will have to opportunity to help select the next Challenge Theme

1. This challenge ends on June 26 at midnight
2. Two Treasuries allowed per person. (so if you have two shops, please only one per person)
3. Please use the theme of "Carnival to Carnival" as your inspiration
4. If you would like to promote your challenge treasury, you may also post it in the main treasury thread and it is subject to the 15 comment rule.
5. Team Leaders are not eligible to win, but we think these challenges are super fun so we might post some for fun and as examples.

Here are some examples to get your creative juices flowing!

Happy Creating and Happy Summer to all!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

TPT May Challenge Winners! ModGenesDesigns & RipeCardsAndJewelry

Wow! What a fantastic variety of treasuries we saw during our May TPT Challenge "Dark Fairy Tales". We had 24 excellent entries, it was so hard to choose a winner. There were two winners this time around. The 1st Winner was selected by our judges and the 2nd winner was selected by random selection.

Congrats to the judges pick, ModGenesDesigns!

The winning Treasury:

Be Sure to check out more great treasuries from ModGenesDesigns HERE.

In edition to being a talented treasury maker, ModGenesDesigns has a super cute Etsy Shop. Visit this shop by clicking HERE

Our next winner is Ripe Cards & Jewelry. Here is the beautiful winning treasury:

To see other great treasuries by this curator click HERE.

The lovely Etsy shop can be visited HERE.

Stay tuned for our JUNE TPT TREASURY Challenge!!