About Us Girls


Kraft & Jute began in 2009 when then co-founder Jessica needed simple yet beautiful personalized packaging for her photography business. The simple CD sleeve was created out of kraft paper and a sewing machine. After sales on Etsy started to boom, we realized there was a growing need in the photography market. We quickly heard from our customers the need for other product packaging lines and currently continue to add new products and options to meet the needs of our customers.

We have developed into a creative packaging company that wants to help you protect and share memories, make your brand stand out, and so much more. We understand the importance of making sure that these memories are delivered beautifully. 


Owner & Director of Genius Ideas

I was named after Melisa Sue Anderson on Little House and The Prairie, why? Because my dad thought she was cute of course!
I love working with in this industry, the visual nature of everything keeps my creating brain filled.
 I love even more working with the girls at Kraft & Jute - they never give me a hard time!
One of my (newest) favorite quotes: "The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know..." 
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Director of Awesomeness

Adele is our Marketing Coordinator and oversees K&J social media and website.  
I'm a iced coffee addict, lover of handstands, and a photographer who loves waking before dawn.
 "The only time you should look back is to see how far you’ve come."


Queen of Shipping & Logistics 

Her title may talk about shipping and logistics, but don't let that fool you. Mary is also in charge of ordering all materials, cutting, assembling, and finally packaging and shipping your order.

I am a follower of Jesus, lover of books, and blessed beyond measure to be the wife of an amazing man, Frank, and mom to three great boys, Aaron, Luke, and Kris.  
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose."
- Jim Elliot


Queen of Stitching  

Kay isn't just the stitching queen here at K&J. She is in charge of cutting all fabric orders, serging, and overseeing the machines. If you've placed an order for anything, Kay has stitched it for you. 

I am a mother of two wonderful boys, Blake and Calvin. A personal trainer with a weakness for peanut butter.

"Carpe Diem"