What is #SherbetBox?
#SherbetBox will be a little box of loveliness popping onto your doormat once a month - a useful one as well as a gorgeous one. A monthly subscription box service that will bring you a curated themed selection of whimsical stationery and small gifts all exclusively designed and illustrated by yours truly.
Who is the #SherbetBox for?
It's for people who love stationery, from greeting cards to notebooks, from gift tags to notepaper. As much as we love the modern world of technology where contact and communication is instant, there is something still really so special about getting a handwritten thank you note or card. A quick birthday message posted on Facebook is just not a patch on opening a card carefully penned from a friend via 'snail mail' to sit happily on your windowsill for a while is it?
What will be in a #SherbetBox?
So #SherbetBox will be a chance for me to share my love of paper and illustration with you, a lovely surprise box of stationery (who doesn't like nice surprises?) I will send to you every month. Though you will know the theme each month, you will not know exactly what I am sending you until you open it up - it feels just like opening a little present to yourself!
To give you an idea though typical contents will be 3 to 4 greeting cards, a notebook, a couple of pretty postcards and small gifts such as magnets, pens or a pocket mirror.
I would like to include colouring sheets or mini colouring books, simple papercraft projects, week planners, art prints, etc but I will be guided from members of the #SherbetBox facebook group as to what items they want included as time goes on - come and join us!
My long term aim is to build a little of community of likeminded paper and stationery lovers who will enjoy sharing the fun of opening their #SherbetBoxes, sharing what they do or make with the contents and hopefully help to shape what I create to go in each month.
What rewards can I get?
I have so many ideas of what I can put in this subscription box for you but first I need your help to bring it to life! I've collected a set of rewards for you in return for your support, choose from either signing up for one of my first boxes or from some special 'one of a kind' rewards instead.
Rather than have rewards 'accumulate' as the pledge goes higher, I decided I could offer you a better range if each pledge level was a stand alone offer (all levels will get the lovely digital stationery set though!)
What will you do with the money raised?
The money raised through this Kickstarter campaign will allow me to delay some of my usual clients' illustration work to be able to spend time creating my own designs and illustrations for the first three editions of the #SherbetBox.
It will also help me to fund the print costs to get the contents of the first boxes ready for you.
Will you be shipping to my country?
I am based in the UK and will be shipping internationally!
Have you got a mailing list for the #SherbetBox?
Yes! Come and sign up on my website here and I'll keep you up to date with all the exciting news, announce when new boxes are being issued, as well as share competitions and special offers I will be having for the #SherbetBox :)
I have a question for you!
If you have any questions at all please just get in touch or find me on social media and I'd be happy to answer!
Risks and challenges
As a freelance illustrator, and through my website Sherbet Lane, I am used to working to deadlines and to dealing with printers and publishers.
I have the suppliers set up and ready to print my designs, it may of course be the case that one of these may let me down on deadlines but I have used them all before...I am fully confident that no issues will arise!
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