The Whisker Graphics 2010 Calendar

September 19th, 2009 § 5 comments § permalink

Last year I designed a 2009 calendar and by the time I had worked out all the design and production details it was too late in the year to sell it. You live, you learn. This year I’ve started much earlier and the Whisker Graphics 2010 Calendar is now available in my etsy shop in the Seasonal section.

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It measures 5″x5″ and is printed on nice and thick 110 lb card stock. It comes pre-drilled to easily hang with the silk ribbon I’m including. I did a small run 100 for this year. For a limited time, I’m offering a 25% discount for those early holiday shoppers out there.

Now if only I was this ahead of the game getting MY holiday shopping done!

Tooth Fairy Letter Kit

September 8th, 2009 § 3 comments § permalink

Please note: This post may not be appropriate for little ones to see.

I was touched and inspired by this post over at Just Something I Made.  Cathe Holden is not only incredibly thoughtful and kind, but she’s outrageously creative. She started a letter correspondence via the Tooth Fairy with her kids. What a great idea!

I created a Tooth Fairy Letter Kit for the shop for those who would like to do the same with their kids. It’s a pdf file that includes two sizes of notes (cause sometimes you have a lot to say and sometimes you don’t) and a petite envelope in both a pink colorway and a blue. And because it can be a challenge to write so tiny, you can type your letter right into the pdf before you print it out.  The petal envelope requires only scissors to create and a folded dollar bill (if you’re so inclined) fits inside it quite nicely.

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“Brush your teeth at least twice a day” and “Visit your dentist every 6 months” are printed on the envelope.

FREE Whisker Graphics PDF Download at Skip to My Lou

September 1st, 2009 § 1 comment § permalink

** Update: 9-1-09 — the labels will be available later this afternoon.**  There is a FREE PDF download of assorted labels/tags just waiting for you over at Skip to My Lou compliments of Whisker Graphics. Enjoy! Tomorrow I’ll have a FREE goodie for you here, inspired by a reader. See you then.

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Soiree Design’s Identity Package

August 6th, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink

A few weeks ago, Rachel at Soiree Designs contacted me to help her create an identity package for her new party and event planning business. She knew the look she wanted and gave me great direction.

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She used an editable PDF from my shop for her hang tags and labels.

Blog Banner

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Much success with your business, Rachel!

Fun With Japanese Tape

June 5th, 2009 § 1 comment § permalink

I’m completely enjoying my japanese washi masking tape. Here area a couple of ways I’ve put it to good use.

The tape in action making my label folders pretty.

The tape in action making my label folders pretty.

An added touch to a package.

An added touch to a package.

New Business Cards

May 28th, 2009 § 5 comments § permalink

It’s been almost a year since I started Whisker Graphics. When I first started I was overwhelmed with decisions. What paper should I use? What will I do when there are no more Gocco supplies? (I started out doing only Gocco.)  What should my company “look” look like? And on and on. I had no idea how to make a banner for my etsy shop, so I bought one from a seller on etsy and that was my “look”. As time passed, not only did I become more computer literate so I could create my own banner/ads, but I realized I wanted a cleaner, fresher identity.  A couple of months ago I “branded” all my business faces (blog, etsy, packaging, etc.). And today I received my new business cards. I ordered them from Vista Print. I was a little nervous about what was going to show up on my doorstep. Would I like the paper? Would the colors turn out how I envisioned them? Would I like how they looked? Well, a resounding YES to all those questions. I LOVE THESE GUYS! The paper is uncoated so there’s no slick feel and it’s a nice, bright white and thick (I paid extra for the thicker paper. Totally worth it).

The evolution of my business card.

The evolution of my business card.

I loved the Gocco-ed one, but it took too long to make. #2 was ok, but the paper had a sheen to it and the blue came out a completely different color than what I was expecting.

Front and Back of new business card.

Closer look at the front and back of new business card.

The new card is just right. Thanks goodness I love it because I now have 1,500 of them! My grand total for them was $51.63. That included 2-sided printing, 100lb paper stock, 2 uploads and the slowest shipping possible (I had to wait almost 3 weeks to get them). They might come in handy on Saturday at Maker Faire for making new friends.

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