Junkstock + Jillianastasia Paper Co.

Hello, friends! How I have missed you. This month has been nothing short of a whirlwind, in the best possible way. After selling online for about a year, I brought Jillianastasia Paper Co. to life for the first time.

You may remember me talking about the ‘vintage paradise’ known as Junkstock in the past – I’m a little…okay a lot, obsessed. If you follow me on Instagram, you know my feed is usually filled with photos for weeks following the event. You’re welcome. When I found out Junkstock, the bi-annual 3-day event filled with peace, love, and junk, was accepting handmade vendors this fall, I immediately jumped on the application process. Being accepted was a total dream come true. The style of this event is totally up my alley, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take my little business to the next level.

Junkstock Omaha

Taking the leap was both extremely exciting and extremely nerve-racking. Since I had never done anything like this before, preparing for a crowd of 25,000+ was just a tad overwhelming. So many small details go into planning that one doesn’t immediately realize. The months of preparation was a journey full of unknowns, but I enjoyed every step of the way. Well, almost. ;)

Since there are many start up costs with doing something like this for the first time, I tried to be as crafty and as frugal as possible when it came to purchasing supplies for display and packaging. I’ll be sharing a few DIYs on refinishing and repurposing soon!

Junkstock Omaha

When the week of the event arrived, so many thoughts were racing through my head. I second guessed every decision I had made and doubt started to kick in. I started to wonder if I was wasting my time, if anything was even going to sell, and if I should just give up. Sleep deprivation can have that effect.

I’m thrilled to say that I could not be more pleased with how everything came together! It. was. amazing. By far, the best part was being able to interact with customers. I met some totally awesome, nice, genuine, fantastic people. I loved hearing what people had to say and learning ways I can make things even better for next time. That’s right – I’m planning on doing this madness all over again. Crazy? Maybe a little. But, I love it so.

Jillianastasia Paper Co. stationery display.

The hugest of thank yous goes out to my wonderful mother and boyfriend. There’s no way I could have done it without these two – from set up to tear down and everything in between, they were my rocks. Thanks, guys.

Jillianastasia Paper Co. booth display.

Jillianastasia Paper Co. Write Down All the Things Notebook
‘Write Down All the Things’ 6 x 8 Notebook

Jillianastasia Paper Co. stationery display.

Jillianastasia Paper Co. card display.

Jillianastasia Paper Co. Oh Snap Print
Oh Snap 8 x 10 Print

Jillianastasia Paper Co. booth display.

Jillianastasia Paper Co. Birch Paper Straws
Birch Paper Straws

Jillianastasia Paper Co. Stationery

Jillianastasia Paper Co. Bingo Card Notebook
Bingo Card Notebook

Jillianastasia Paper Co. Omaha Nebraska Print
Omaha, Nebraska 8 x 10 Print

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  1. Love, love, love! Your booth looks fantastic! Hope to see it in person one day! :)

  2. Ashley says:

    Love!!!

  3. sara says:

    Amazing photos & such talent. Your booth was beautiful! Thanks for taking part in the event!

  4. Judy says:

    Hi, Jillian, I visited your Junkstock booth and bought several items. I am a typeface and graphics freak, and I love my purchases. Will be following your progress in Omaha.

  5. Kelli says:

    Ah! I spy the prints you made for me! They look great! :D

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