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lazy stencil-cards for kids — carte-pochoirs pour les enfants


Hi there! This campaign is bilingual french and english — Cette campagne est bilingue français anglais ;-)  

Prototypes of the 5 cards with colored paper and shiny coated paper
Prototypes of the 5 cards with colored paper and shiny coated paper
Prototype lion
Prototype lion

the lazy postcard

en— the lazy postcard is a postcard where the writing area has been cut out, impeding —or sparing— the sender from writing a message: "No more excuse to send nothing, but a good excuse to write nothing". 

With the success of the first campaign, I was able to produce 9 different models of postcards, all available here on: thelazypostcard.fr


fr— the lazy postcard est un projet de cartes postales découpées sur la zone d’écriture, empêchant —ou épargnant— l’expéditeur d’écrire : "Plus d'excuse pour ne rien envoyer, mais une bonne excuse pour ne rien écrire".

Une première campagne m'a permis de réaliser 9 modèles de cartes postales disponibles sur thelazypostcard.fr

the nine first lazy postcards launched with a previous kickstarter
the nine first lazy postcards launched with a previous kickstarter

Stencil-cards — Les carte-pochoirs 

en— Following up on the lazy postcard campaign, I am launching the second lazy campaign: Quickstarter: lazy stencil-cards for kids. The idea is to produce a new collection of cards for children focused on animals. This new animal card collection is playful and allows children to draw their favorite animals with the card they receive :-)

 fr — Pour faire suite à la campagne the lazy postcard, je lance une deuxième lazy campagne : Quickstarter: cartes-pochoirs lazy pour enfants. Cette nouvelle collection d'animaux est ludique : les enfants qui reçoivent cette carte peuvent s'en servir afin de dessiner leur animal préféré :-) 


en—  To produce these prototypes, I use a small CNC cutting machine. This allows me to be totally autonomous and test and modify as many designs using a variety of papers. Designs that are too fragile can be immediately amended and improved to strengthen the card. In order to be as precise as possible with my prototypes, I have used shiny papers similar to those used for the final production. 

fr— Pour réaliser les prototypes, j'utilise une petite machine de découpe. Cela me permet d'être autonome pour tester en amont la tenue du papier. Quand les découpes fragilisent trop le papier, je peux immédiatement apporter des modifications sans avoir à solliciter l'imprimeur. Afin d'être au plus près du résultat final, je réalise ces tests sur un papier pelliculé brillant.

en—  Unlike the previous series: the lazy postcards, the cut outs in the lazy stencil-cards have been widened to allow children to draw more easily using pens or thicker pencils. 

Furthermore, the shiny film on the paper is very practical for the younger children who cannot easily hold down the stencil. Using tape, you can hold them in place and remove the tape without leaving any marks or damaging the stencil. 

fr — Contrairement aux précédentes cartes the lazy postcards, la largeur des traits des carte-pochoirs a été augmentée, afin que les enfants puissent facilement dessiner avec des feutres et crayons aux mines plus épaisses.

Le pelliculage brillant se révèle également très pratique pour les enfants qui sont encore trop petits pour manipuler habilement les pochoirs. Il permet de scotcher les cartes sans les abîmer.

Prototypes girafe with widened cuts out
Prototypes girafe with widened cuts out

Rewards — Récompenses : The 5 cards — Les 5 cartes

en— The lazy stencil-card animal series is composed of a Lion, Octopus, Koala, Hippopotamus and a Giraffe. 

A special Kickstarter limited edition card (krokodile) will go along with the pack.

fr— Voici les 5 carte-pochoirs de la collection : lion, poulpe, koala, hippopotame et girafe

Une carte spéciale édition limitée Kickstarter (krokodile) accompagnera le pack.

1 pack + limited edition special kickstarter
1 pack + limited edition special kickstarter

Features — Caractéristiques 

  • 13x13 cm
  • shiny coated paper — papier pelliculé brillant 330g 
  • laser cut — découpe au laser 
  • card come with colored envelope — la carte est accompagnée d'une enveloppe couleur 14x14cm 

Cards are printed and cut in France. — Les cartes sont imprimées et découpées en France.

Costs — Coûts

  • Printing + laser cutting — Impression + découpe laser (France)
  • Envelopes — Enveloppes 

Timeline — Chronologie

  • March —  Quickstarter Launch
  • May — Manufacturing  
  • June — Shipping

Quickstarter 

en— For this new campaign, I decided to run a Quickstarter campaign. The concept corresponds perfectly to my product and it’s spirit: keep it lazy!

fr— Pour cette nouvelle campagne, j'ai une nouvelle fois choisi de suivre les contraintes d'une campagne Quickstarter. Je les trouve en adéquation avec mon projet : keep it lazy!


Thank you — Merci 

Thank you for your support — Merci pour votre soutien ! 

Special thank you to Lucien and to Alex Raynaud for the music. And thank you to Stephanie, Arno, Nicolas, Sarah, Lisa, Jérôme and Ben.

Risks and challenges

en — The first campaign proved to be more complicated than anticipated to produce. Multiple tests were required to obtain the correct production settings using the laser cutting machine and the right types of paper. Thanks to this complexe task which I managed to overcome, there should be no delays in the production. The same manufacturer will be used to produce the new collection.

The new challenge for this product is to provide it with a secondary function. The possibility of it to act as a stencil is a new way of reinventing it.

The risk would be that kids want them all and that I will have to make a card for every animal in the zoo!

fr — La première campagne s'était révélée plus compliquée que prévue à produire. Il a fallu faire de nombreux tests avant de pouvoir trouver les bons réglages techniques. Il ne devrait donc pas y avoir de retard pour cette nouvelle production :-) Les carte-pochoirs seront produites de la même manière que les cartes postales : par le même imprimeur et sur le même papier.

Le challenge est de revisiter une nouvelle fois cet objet standard qu'est la carte. Son détournement en pochoir est une nouvelle manière de la réinventer.

Le risque serait que les enfants les veulent toutes et que je doive faire une carte pour chaque animal du zoo !

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