Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas freebies



I designed this last year for Kitschy Digitals, but they are no longer in business so I decided to offer the free downloadable files here this year. I LOVE this idea so much, I really hope that it's useful and that it helps prevent unwanted holiday stress --

Let's say it's December 24th and the post office still hasn't delivered that perfect gift that you ordered two weeks ago. No need to fret! This card has you covered. Simply print it out and put it in a standard greeting card envelope, or wrap it up so your recipient has an extra gift to open, and you're all set!

At Christmastime let's keep in mind that it's always the thought that counts. If your present arrives after Christmas, it's no big deal. If anything it just extends the gift-giving season a little longer, and having holiday cheer last past the 25th is a gift in and of itself! :)

This download comes as a 5" x 7" PDF as well as a page that prints two foldable cards per sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper. Files are 300 DPI and suitable for printing or framing! For personal use only.

Download the 5" x 7" PDF
Download the 8.5" x 11" card set PDF

Friday, November 28, 2014

Extra, extra, read all about it!


It's been ages (ages!) since I sent out an update to my Flapper Doodle mailing list, so I've decided to just start a new one instead. I'm pretty sure that anyone who signed up in 2009 would, at this point, scratch their head and wonder where the heck the email came from.

I also have so many different projects going on that I thought it would be good to break them up into separate mailing lists, and offer one single newsletter for any super sweet, wonderful, beautiful subscribers who are interested in all of the crazy things I'm working on.

If I *had* sent out a newsletter today, it would have said that I'm offering 30% off at Flapper Doodle with the code "MISTLETOE." Additionally, you'd get (infrequent, I promise!) updates on new products, behind-the-scenes peeks into my studio and work process, exclusive discounts and subscriber-only free downloads. If you're interested in any of that, then you can sign up below:

Choose which newsletter(s) you'd like to join:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Printable Christmas countdown



It's almost time to start counting the days until Christmas! Yay! I've had this on my to-do list for months, but didn't get around to starting it until this week. I should really pay more attention to calendars myself, I always seem to release my seasonal products on Thanksgiving or Black Friday when common wisdom says they should be out in July or August. oops!

If you could use some help keeping track of the passing days, and/or if you're as excited about Christmas as I am and can't wait 'til the big day arrives, my advent calendar is available in my shop here. It's a printable PDF so the file will be available to download immediately after checkout.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Time Machine to the 90's -- the Christmas edition



Just in time for the holidays, a Christmas edition of the Time Machine to the 90's! This includes everything that comes in the standard time machine kit, PLUS:

Your time machine box will be wrapped in 90's smiley face wrapping paper with a Barbie To/From sticker. Each Christmas kit will also include 90's holiday magazine clippings, a candy cane and an exclusive 90's Christmas playlist. And if you're sending the gift directly to the recipient, they'll know that they just received something special when they see the Lisa Frank "Merry Mail" snowman sticker adorning the outside of the box!

I kind of wish that I wasn't the one making these kits so that I could experience the excitement of opening one myself. But, at the same time, I feel a bit like Santa Claus each time I assemble one. It's so fun to imagine the recipient opening up the time machine and remembering all kinds of things from their childhood that they'd long forgotten.

If you're interested in snatching up a Christmas 90's kit (or a regular 90's kit) they're available at Sweet and Lovely, here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Behind the scenes




Behind the scenes --waiting for the glue to finish drying on a big batch of fan club pins. Clothespins are my new BFF, they hold the pin back on firmly while the glue is drying. This is my favorite part of the pin-making process. I love when the glue has cured and I can pop them off the clothespins. It's their last step before getting packed up and sent off to their new homes!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Your Fan Club shop update & improved design



As promised, a giant fan club shop update! I included a few seasonal pins in this batch (pie! scrooge! santa!) that are perfect accessories for all of the holiday festivities coming up soon. All of the new pins are available in my fan club shop here.

Please note: my cut-off for *custom* pin & patch orders is going to be the first week in December, so if you want to buy a custom design as a gift, hurry hurry hurry! :)

I also made a small but wonderful change to the pin design -- they have new pin backs now. I've been using tie tacks (kind of like the backs on Disney pins, if you're familiar with those) but I've found that when I wear them they have a tendency to spin, so the design can be upside down sometimes. And, like other tie-tack pins (cough, Disney pins, cough) sometimes you can lose the backs while you're wearing them. With these new brooch backs your pin will be better secured to your clothing and it'll stay upright the whole day long. Nothing else has changed -- they're the same price, the same size, they come on the same cards and they weigh the same. They're just better at staying wherever you choose to put them :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas ornaments











I can't believe this is Flapper Doodle's sixth Christmas season (time flies!) and that it took me this long to finally make ornaments. I chose to make a few ornaments from my favorite Christmas card designs, as well as a custom one for couples spending their first holiday season together! I may even live up to my cat-lady-ness and offer a First Christmas ornament for a girl and her kitty... hmm..

The Flapper Doodle ornaments are all available in my etsy shop, here. My hand-painted Dwight Christmas ornament is available at Sweet and Lovely, here.

ps. Stay tuned, I just finished over 30 new Your Fan Club pins and they'll be up for sale later this week!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Your Fan Club shop update



It's been a while, but I finally have a mini fan club shop update! A couple of these were requests and a couple (like Walternate and Fauxlivia from Fringe) were on my own fan club wishlist :)

All of the new pins are available here. And, as always, if you don't see what you're looking for I have custom pins here.