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Love gift-wrap? A cute and unique way to wrap your presents in style!
65 backers pledged £931 to help bring this project to life.

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STRETCH GOAL

So with 9 days to go, If I reach £1,000 I'd love to send anyone who pledges for a physical item (not digital) a pack of 10 Alexia Claire stickers, featuring one of my cute woodland British creatures. Perfect for finishing off those lovingly wrapped presents.

So thats EVERYONE who pledges or has pledged on this project, will receive 10 stickers if I reach £1,000.

Thank you! Alexia x

Update

Yay! My project is successfully funded and with 9 days to go, that means I've been dreaming up some stretch goals to put in place!

Firstly, an enormous thank you to everyone who has pledged so far, I couldn't create my dream product without each and every one of you. I can't wait to get these produced and sent out to you.

Meet Alexia Claire

Hello! I'm Alexia, a Surface Pattern Designer and illustrator from Leeds in England. I love to draw British wildlife and all things bright and quirky, which I create for my own products and as a freelancer for other people and companies. You can see all of these lovely items here.

Why I am on Kickstarter

But I’m not here for my already existing products! I am here as my one dream has always been to produce my own gift-wrap. I would love the opportunity to bring one of my most favourite ideas to life and I can only do it with your help.

All images are of mock up prototypes
All images are of mock up prototypes

I’ve worked very hard on the design I have produced for this gift-wrap. It’s based around my group of British wildlife characters that I have been developing in the last year. They crop up on all kinds of things I produce at the minute and I love that everything sits together as one matching range. I already have 4 greetings cards in these matching designs, they definitely need some gift-wrap to go with them!

The Gift Wrap

Each and every illustration on this gift-wrap feature an endangered, threatened or rare species found in Britain, my home! The gift-wrap will be as separate sheets of 500mm x 700mm.

What makes my gift-wrap special?

This gift-wrap is special because not one area of it is repeated anywhere else. How cool is that? Most wrapping papers will have the pattern repeat along the paper. With mine I have individually placed each illustration in a considered way. That way everywhere you look on the piece, there is a different story to be seen!

Each animal illustrated is of an endangered British species. 

All images are of mock up prototypes
All images are of mock up prototypes

Meet the characters!

Animals:

Barn Owl
Barn Owl

The Barn Owl - Some of their habitats are threatened by land use changes and they're health in danger from rat poisons, road fatalities and harsh winters. Numbers of Barn Owls have decreased in certain areas.

Hedgehog
Hedgehog

The Hedgehog -  The number of Hedgehogs found visiting our gardens have fallen dramatically. Many reasons for this include deaths from mowing and strimming, road fatalities and flooding of habitats.

Natterjack Toad
Natterjack Toad

The Natterjack Toad - Distinguished by a yellow striped down their back, they are a protected endangered species in the UK only found in certain areas. Habitat loss is one of the main reasons for their decline.

Song Thrush
Song Thrush

The Song Thrush - This beautiful bird has been in decline over the last 30 years and is rare in some areas compared to others.

Plants:

Floating Water Plantain

Devil's Bolete Mushroom

Yellow Marsh Saxifrage Flower

Killarney Fern

What else can I use my wrapping paper for?

All images are of mock up prototypes
All images are of mock up prototypes

Of course, your gift wrap doesn't only have one use! You can get really creative with my wrapping paper. It’s not just for wrapping presents! With the craze of Pinterest, your inspiration can be endless.

A couple of ideas:

Cover an old (or new!) notebook:

All images are of mock up prototypes
All images are of mock up prototypes

Cover boring, dull storage boxes for an instant room lift

Make your own washi tape

Cover tin cans as instant stationery holders:

All images are of mock up prototypes
All images are of mock up prototypes

Use for scrapbooking:

All images are of mock up prototypes
All images are of mock up prototypes

The possibilities are endless!

A couple of kind words from happy customers about my other woodland animal products:

"Love these - cute animals & bright colors! Exactly what I was looking for!" - Jess Meyer

"It's great and adorable and very useful! I love it! THANK YOU!" - Morgan Lane

"Really wonderful designs, It has everything you need to keep a check of and more. Can't wait to print a load off and begin using them!" - Natalie Sawyer

"What a wonderful set! It's super cute and fun and inspiring! Thank you! xo" - VS Atkinson

The manufacturing bit:

So far I have been producing mock ups and prototypes, as you can tell by all the images! The gift-wrap needs to be professionally printed. My target goal reflects the cost of manufacturing this large-scale gift wrap as separate sheets, as well as manufacturing matching gift tags to go with it. Both the gift-wrap and the tags are being printed by an eco-friendly printing company, using only vegetable based inks and also printed on recycled paper. Ouff!!

The Future of the Gift Wrap:

All images are of mock up prototypes
All images are of mock up prototypes

All the pledgers will be the first ever to receive this gorgeous gift-wrap and gift tags, depending on your pledge level. No one else will receive it first! Then they will be available on my various online shops, through my current stockists in England and I will also be showcasing it at my upcoming trade show in April. Exciting times ahead!

Here’s what I’d love you to do next:

I would absolutely love it if you could help me in any way that you can. It has been my dream to produce my very own wrapping paper ever since my career as a Surface Designer began. All pledges are extremely welcome, but it’s not just money I need for this. I’d love it if you could help me spread the word by sharing this Kickstarter project across your social media, by word of mouth or on the phone.

An enormous thank you in advance! 

You can Like me on FACEBOOK

Follow me on TWITTER

Browse my other woodland animal products in my SHOP

Read about what I've been up to, on my BLOG 

Risks and challenges

There are of course, challenges and risks with all new projects. I have tried to combat these by creating preliminary samples of the gift-wrap. You can see these in all my images.
I've used my cute woodland creature drawings on a range of products and am so proud of the fabulous feedback I've received. I know you'll love the design too!

I'm thrilled to have had the experience of designing a range of products and this experience (and lots of hard work!) means I'm confident of solving any problems as they crop up and getting a product to you that you'll love.

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    Pledge £3 or more About $4

    DIGITAL CARD
    Receive a PDF version of your greetings card of choice. Either Hedgehog, Barn Owl, Natterjack Toad or the Song Thrush

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    Pledge £6 or more About $8

    4 DIGITAL CARDS
    Receive a PDF version of all 4 of my greetings cards. 1 of each Hedgehog, Barn Owl, Natterjack Toad or the Song Thrush

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    Pledge £8 or more About $10

    GET THE GIFT WRAP!
    Receive 4 sheets of woodland animal gift-wrap.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    EXTENDED GIFT WRAP SET
    Receive 4 sheets of gift-wrap, 2 Hedgehog gift tags and 2 Barn Owl gift tags.

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    Pledge £18 or more About $23

    Receive 4 sheets of gift-wrap, 2 Hedgehog gift tags, 2 Barn Owl gift tags AND 4 greetings cards
    (One of each animal design!)

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    Pledge £30 or more About $38

    X 2 BUMPER GIFT WRAP SET
    Receive 8 sheets of gift-wrap, 4 Hedgehog gift tags, 4 Barn Owl gift tags AND 8 greetings cards
    (2 of each designs).

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    Pledge £60 or more About $76

    ULTIMATE GIFT WRAP SET
    Receive 20 sheets of gift-wrap, 10 Hedgehog gift tags, 10 Barn Owl gift tags AND 20 greetings cards (5 of each designs).

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    Pledge £99 or more About $126

    PERSONALISED ILLUSTRATION
    -Choose any woodland creature and I will personally draw it and create it as a print. I will post this to you with a handwritten message and signed by me.

    -You’ll also receive 20 sheets of gift-wrap, 10 Hedgehog gift tags, 4 Barn Owl gift tags AND 20 greetings cards (all four designs!)

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Funding period

- (28 days)