The One with the Unnecessary Packaging


Sunday, June 1, 2008

When people send their layouts into Scrapbook Trends to be published I used to be the one that opened all the boxes and organized all the layouts. It was like Christmas opening all the packages and admiring the awesomely creative layouts. One time a lady boxed up her layout in such an extremely unnecessary way that I had to write down exactly what she had done:

First, she put her layout in an 8.5 x 11 page protector and taped it shut. (Perfect.)
Then she taped a piece of cardboard to the back so it wouldn't get bent. (Good idea.)
Then she placed it inside a 12 x 12 page protector and taped it shut. (Not really necessary, but whatever.)
Then she wrapped it with bubble wrap and taped it shut real good. (Definitely not necessary.)
Then she slid it into a paper bag. (Why?)
Then she put it inside a FedEx box and taped it shut. (Good idea, but the taping job was a little much.)
Finally, she wrapped the FedEx box with brown paper and taped it shut. (Why did she wrap it?)

Needless to say, it took me about 20 minutes to remove the layout and I was covered with tape. Most people throw their layout in a page protector, shove it in a box and it arrives in mint condition so this made me laugh.
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN