Karen Bullard has been designing and manufacturing stationery for years. She launched Paper Fancy in 2010, after spending six years producing her own stationery line, Karen Cole paper.
The online shop offers designer brands such as Boatman Geller, Whitney English, Kelly Hughes and many more of her personal favorites. “After being in this business for a few years I know the established, trend driven companies with the best quality and customer service and want only the best for my customers,” Bullard said.
Paper Fancy also offers these brands at an affordable price. According to Bullard, many items are priced at 20 percent below retail.
Because her children are school age, Bullard said that she mostly works during the day while they’re at school. “I balance that with volunteering at their school, serving on the board of a local preschool and I also work at night as well as in the carpool line, thanks to my Verizon portable hotspot,” she said.
When asked what advice she has for other mom entrepreneurs, she encouraged them to follow their dreams. “But don’t neglect yourself or your family and be ready to work at night,” she added.