Tuesday, August 9, 2016

We want to see your photos!

If you've ordered a custom alternative guestbook, fingerprint tree, thumbprint balloon, signature tree or other interactive register artwork from us, you know that we can't wait to see how it turned out! The artwork we make is only complete after your friends and loved ones have filled it up with their colorful touches. We hope that your personalized alternative guestbook artwork was a hit at your event and is something that you continue to enjoy!

We would love to see how it turned out and see how it looked with your guests interacting with it at your event. If you have any photos from your photographer you would like to share, we would like to use these images to feature your wedding or party on Instagram or our Facebook page. We love to show off our clients! If you have any anecdotes or stories, thoughts about the product, please include these too.

We are holding a monthly photo contest! Please email shopbdtservice@gmail.com or share images of your guestbook in action at your event, completed in your home, or with you all filled up at the end of your party. You can also tag @bdthandmade on IG and with #bdtphotocontest to enter (Extra points for professional or creative photographs that we can use in our promotional materials.)

If you send us images by the end of the month, we will email you a coupon code for 20% off a future purchase from our store. If one of your images is selected for that month as our favorite, we will send you a virtual gift card for $40 to use anywhere on Amazon Handmade.

Friday, August 28, 2015

We're Hiring!

BDT News! We have moved our home and business operations to Fresno, CA. While we are enjoying less traffic and more open spaces in Central California, we are looking to hire new helpers to the BDT team family. Josh and I are picking up the bulk of production but we need two part-time people; a Packing and Shipping Assistant, and a Customer Support and Sales Specialist. Read and pass on the following job descriptions to anyone that might be a good fit in the Fresno area.


Bleu de Toi Handmade has been making and selling unique guestbook fingerprint artwork online since 2010. Customized artwork on paper with pens and ink pads are packed up and shipped worldwide weekly. We recently moved our studio/home office to Clovis, CA and are looking for helping hands.
Packing and Shipping Assistant, tasks include:
- Shipping materials set up (building boxes, breaking down boxes, tidying packing space)
- Shipping supplies inventory
- Materials inventory
- Artwork and product packing
- Drop off to post office/UPS
- Processing shipments in database

We are looking for a detail oriented individual for this active position. Part-time, 10-20 hours a week (variable based upon sales). Ideally to work on M/W/R, but negotiable. $10-$15/hour (based upon efficiency and accuracy).

Customer Support and Sales Specialist, responsibilities include:
- Answering emails and conversations on various streams of sale (Etsy, Gmail, Big cCommerce, Uncommon Goods)
- Recording sales 
- Database entry

We are looking for someone with excellent communication and writing skills for this flexible, work from home position. Requires at least 1 hour every day of work from home on your own computer and brief weekly check in at the office. Hourly pay starting at $13.50/hour or based upon experience.

To see the products we make and sell, check out www.shopbdt.com
Please send email of interest with brief summary of past work experience to hascott5@gmail.com for consideration.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Emilie and Miquel: Country French Wedding

Many of Bleu de Toi's clients are international, and it's always fun to share photos from their overseas events. In June of this year, Emilie and Miquel held a beautiful wedding in the countryside of Strasbourg, France. We love how they married quaint country charm with hip modern elements.

For the ceremony, Emilie carried a bouquet of soft-pink Astilbe that matched the rose-colored bricks of the beautiful country chapel.

Flag bunting strung in trees and across trees lent the reception site a festive air. 

Inside the reception, hot pink lighting amped up the wedding's color theme and created a dance party atmosphere. We're especially fond of the funky candelabras entwined in florals. 

For their BDT guest book, Emilie and Miquel chose the Custom Couple Balloon print in the blue ink colors of Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean. 

Congratulations Emilie and Miquel! Bleu de Toi is always delighted to find itself in France. :) 

Thank you to Winter Strasbourg Photography for these beautiful photos. For more, see here. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Home is Where the Art Is...

Several years ago, we were inspired by the movie "UP" to create a guestbook that used fingerprints as balloons, and thus the "Whimsical Balloon House" became our first ever balloon design.

While our Whimsical House remains popular, we've also worked with some customers who have asked us to draw THEIR house for a balloon guestbook. Many of these customers are having housewarming parties and want to celebrate a special new home. We're excited to show you some of these unique drawings we've done as a way to introduce our Custom House Balloon. For this product, send us a picture of your house, and we'll create a guestbook specific for your home!

As you'll see from our examples, we've drawn many different types and styles of houses, each with different texts underneath. Some customers choose to have their address or the family's name beneath the house; others have a sweet phrase like "Our First Home" or "Home, Sweet Home". We love the unique customization this product allows:

While this option works perfectly for a housewarming party, the guestbook can also be an ongoing project. For example, as visitors come by your house over time, each can leave their fingerprint, creating a record of all the special people who come through your door. Hilary and Josh used the Signature Conifer for such a project in their first home. Each new guest signs a branch of the conifer, filling in the tree as time passes.

We hope you enjoyed looking at these fun custom drawings. Contact us if you have any questions or want more details on how to turn your house into a piece of art!