Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Member Spot Light,

I thought we would switch it up a little this month.

Who wants to see an awesome shop full of supplies?!
Please welcome David of CMWrapNShipSupply

Berry Baskets

Etsy Paper: Tell us a little about yourself.
David: My name is David and I am a retired police officer. I am married to Shelley (she has MissBettysAttic here on Etsy). I have 4 children and 1 granddaughter. I live in central Iowa, but right now we are in the process of sell our home and moving to a farm in north central Iowa.

Etsy Paper: When did you open your shop on Etsy? 
David: I opened my shop in September of last year about the time I retired. 

Etsy Paper: Tell us about your shop:
David: I sell a little bit of everything when it comes to paper. I have packing and shipping supplies as well as paper and plastic bags. I sell a lot of gift/hang tags. I have a large selection of gift boxes and bags and washi tape to top it off.

Washi Tape

Etsy Paper: Why did you decide to become on Etsy seller? 
David: My wife thought I would enjoy it and keep me busy.

Etsy Paper: How do you create the perfect balance between family, house-hold duties, work and paper? 

David: Etsy is my job and that is what comes first in the morning. I work on that until noon. After that, I check my shop, but I have a long honey - do list. We are empty-nesters so there are not a lot of pressures here at home.

Library Cards

Etsy Paper: How do you package your items? 
David: I go to the local grocery store and snag boxes early in the morning. They are great boxes and they are free. I like to reuse packaging. I recycle as much as possible.

Etsy Paper: How did your shop get its name? 
David: My wife was having a bad day and she wrote on in the Homespun Society chat thread here on Etsy that she needed a date with Captain Morgan. The ladies thought the she was talking about me instead of the drink. The name stuck to me and when I opened the shop, it was meant to be. CM stands for Captain Morgan.

Gold Doilies

Etsy Paper: What has been your most successful marketing technique to date? 
David: Team promotion and treasuries. It is a must here on Etsy.

Etsy Paper: How much time do you devote each day to your shop? 

David: 6 to 8 hours a day. Mondays it is more like 12 if I don't do anything on Sunday.

Want to read more about David?  Check out his About Page! It also has the link to his wife's Etsy shop.  Take a look at what this amazing couple has to offer.

I never stop being shocked at the diversity of Etsy.  The Etsy Paper team has such a great mix.  Who knew a retired police officer would be selling such great supplies to people all over the world.  I love that David is able to do that.

Until next time, 
Etsy Paper Team

1 comment:

Renee Reese said...

Wheeee! I'm so happy you were featured here so I now know about your fantastic shop. I need everything!!!! Love your offerings and the fact you and your wife are both rocking Etsy!
Best of luck!