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By Katherine Gordon
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About this project

The Doodling Together community wants to create printed Christmas cards featuring their artwork.

Doodling Together is an app I created for iPhone & iPad which allows artists from all over the world to collaborate on giant works of art.  To celebrate our growing community and share our love of doodling with the world we're creating a set of holiday cards :o)

Here's an example of a completed project:

Mandala 1
Mandala 1

It contains 100 squares contributed by 39 artists from all around the world and is available as a fine art print as well as other merchandise via a print-on-demand service.

Work on the holiday designs has already begun using the following templates:

The Doodling Together doodles are always completed in black and white.  For the Christmas cards I will add some colour during the final post-processing.  Here's an example of how a finished card might look with added colour:

You can even come and join in the project today!  There are still plenty of squares left and we'd love to have more artists involved!  Download the app on the App Store (click here) or join our Facebook group :o)

Project Timeline

I want to have these cards in your hands before December.  The production schedule is as follows.

-- Create the artwork (Now until end of October)

I have the templates ready and the doodlers have already started work.  The group usually manage to complete a 100 square project in about 2 weeks and these projects are half the size.  It should take no more than 4 weeks to complete all 4 designs.  Then I will spend some time recolouring them and making sure all the squares line up properly - this takes a few hours for each project.

-- Send to printers (Early November)

As soon as this campaign ends on the 2nd November I will place the order with a local printer who can deliver within 3 working days once the proofs have been approved.

-- Ship to backers (Mid November)

Now we will have a big pile of cards, a big pile of envelopes and a long list of addresses!  The packing party will commence and we'll sort out all the cards into sets and get them packaged up ready to send.  Then a trip to the post office to get them all shipped out to you!  Shipping times vary depending upon where you are in the world, up to about 10 days.

Project Costs

The main costs involved are for printing the cards.  I usually use Society6 to sell merchandise featuring the artwork from the Doodling Together projects but at $12 for 3 cards they're a bit expensive for a full set of Christmas cards!  To make the cards more affordable I need to get a large print run from a local company.

There are also shipping costs involved in getting the cards safely to you.  I've included worldwide shipping in all of the pledge levels as there isn't all that much difference for sending cards and it makes backing easier for everyone :o)

Stretch Goals

At £500 we can afford a print run of 4 different card designs.  Packs will include 3 cards of each design.  Cards will include basic white envelopes.

If we reach £750 it will be possible to increase the print run to include 6 different designs.  Each pack will include 2 cards of each design.

If we manage to double our goal and reach £1000 then we can afford to upgrade the envelopes to much more festive red ones! :o)

Risks and challenges

The risks for this project are that the artwork isn't complete in time and that the printer doesn't keep to their delivery time.

I have allowed plenty of time for both risks to take longer than I've predicted.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.63

    (Approx. $1.60) A beautiful e-card delivered to your inbox of one of the doodled designs!

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    (Approx. $8) A single card featuring your choice of one of the beautiful designs ready to send to that special someone! Includes Worldwide Shipping.

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    (Approx. $16) Early-Bird Special! 12 cards featuring a mix of designs. Includes Worldwide Shipping. Add £10 ($16) for an extra pack of 12 cards.

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    (Approx. $20) 12 cards featuring a mix of designs - send cards to friends and family! Includes Worldwide Shipping. Add £10 ($16) for an extra pack of 12 cards.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $163

    (Approx. $160) A unique card drawn just for you! I will personally doodle a seasonal card design, either sent to you or left blank for you to send on. Plus a pack of 12 cards. Includes Worldwide Shipping. Add £10 ($16) for an extra pack of 12 cards.

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Funding period

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