Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Hi, all! Join me in an attempt to light up our worlds with catchy phrases and colorful scripts - all by hand lettering.
Hi, all! Join me in an attempt to light up our worlds with catchy phrases and colorful scripts - all by hand lettering.
9 backers pledged $193 to help bring this project to life.

About

Lettering your Life - By Hand project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Lettering your Life - By Hand

$193

9

For years I've gone by with the bare minimum of lettering supplies and tools required to design patterns. That was fine since I was simply lettering for enjoyment to decorate my own living space. However, now I'm ready to take these lettering skills to the next level and open a business. Because of that, I'll need professional equipment that will deliver high-performance rates to each of my designs. And for that, I need your help. Join me as I embark on my journey through Kickstarter, to Etsy, and eventually my own website. It's sure to be exciting and full of thrills! 

KICKSTARTER GOALS: 

The absolute lowest amount I need to launch this business is $100, but I know we can do far better than that! A sustainable fund would be around $500 so that I can order the add-ons for digital download (which is far more preferable than lettering each piece by hand, which can take several hours). Below is the chart of stretch goals for this campaign. Looks exciting, doesn't it? 

MONEY DELEGATION:

The first $100 that I've set as the minimum sponsor funds will go towards purchasing pens, watercolors, and the professional brush markers needed to ship out your orders. At $200 I hope to buy photo-taking props such as a faux marble slab and white backdrop. Around $300 I'll look into the digital programs, and at $400 the tablet to transfer my designs onto that program. If we reach several thousand dollars, I'll look into buying a 3D printer and printing individual words as paper weights and home decor, this is an upcoming stretch mark after we reach $700. 

 TIMELINE: 

Time of shipment heavily depends on which donation option you choose.  

  • Bookmarks will be mailed out first, in the same month that the campaign ends (September). 
  • Postcards and cards will be next, but extending just slightly into October (depending on how many bookmarks are ordered). 
  • Posters come after cards, as they take the longest to make (mailed out in mid-to-late September, and early November).
  • If the stretch goals are reached, they will be shipped out last. I'll have to order the base products (notebooks, pillow covers, etc.) to produce them, and that will, I'm sure, take time.

OPTIONS: 

For each donation option, such as bookmarks, multiple patterns will be available. You can view these options on the delegated Pinterest board, or scroll through the pictures on this tab. Once the project has been completed, surveys will be sent out and you can choose the design you'd like! If the survey is not answered, I'll choose for you! :) 

Bookmarks: 

(https://www.pinterest.com/madelyncut/k-i-c-k-s-t-a-r-t-e-r-b-o-o-k-m-a-r-k-s/)

OPTION A: books
OPTION A: books

 

OPTION B: reading
OPTION B: reading

 POSTERS:  

note: Many designs will be written on chipboard brown cardstock (such as OPTION A), and have a colorful border for extra support (postcards: OPTION A). Others may be shipped out on thick watercolor grade paper, ready to use as a wall poster or bulletin board decoration. 

These following patterns are simply templates and will not be mailed out. Your order is made specifically for you! 

 (https://www.pinterest.com/madelyncut/k-i-c-k-s-t-a-r-t-e-r-p-o-s-t-e-r-s/)

      
OPTION A: be a fountain, not a drain
OPTION A: be a fountain, not a drain

 

OPTION B: confidence is silent, insecurities are loud
OPTION B: confidence is silent, insecurities are loud

 

OPTION C : bless the Lord, oh my soul
OPTION C : bless the Lord, oh my soul

 

OPTION D : fear is the devil's greatest illusion
OPTION D : fear is the devil's greatest illusion

 

OPTION E : beautiful things don't need attention
OPTION E : beautiful things don't need attention

 

OPTION D : fear is the devil's greatest illusion
OPTION D : fear is the devil's greatest illusion

 POSTCARDS:  

(https://www.pinterest.com/madelyncut/k-i-c-k-s-t-a-r-t-e-r-p-o-s-t-c-a-r-d-s/)

OPTION A : thank you!
OPTION A : thank you!

 

OPTION B : sending love
OPTION B : sending love

 PROCEEDS:  

10% of all proceeds will be donated to a missionary in South America.

THANK YOUs:  

A big thank you to my brother, CJ, for directing and editing the promo video, as well as helping me through the details.   

I'm also so thankful for my bestie, Anna, who helped me for an entire day filming and taking photos.  

And, of course, thanks to all of you who are making this project possible! It couldn't be done without your help.

Find my campaign on these sites:

https://kickingitforward.org/projects?act=add 

http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/973223000/lettering-your-life-by-hand/ 

Risks and challenges

The main risk would probably be in recreating many of the lettering designs. Each one comes out unique, so the colors might be a little lighter or darker, and the proportions might be a just slightly off.

If we reach $550 and digital downloads are unlocked, I'll have to learn the programs and transfer software, so there could be complications in that area, but I'm sure the worst outcome would be minor delay.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Be a friend!

    Receive exclusive updates delivered straight to your inbox! We couldn't complete this project without you, any and all support is greatly appriciated!

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Updates
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Personalized Bookmark

    You can never have too many bookmarks. Select this pledge amount and you're good to go! You can even personalize it with your name or a word of your choice. Once the project is completed, a survey will be sent out and you can choose which option you'd like.

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Updates
    • Personalized Bookmark
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $8 or more About $8

    Postcard

    Beautifully lettered greeting cards set on a colorful backdrop. Directly after project completion, a survey will be sent out and your postcard will be shipped out!

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Updates
    • Postcard
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Personalized Postcard

    If you would like to request a specific short phrase, greeting, or name(s) on your postcard, choose this option and specify at checkout.

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Updates
    • Personalized Postcard
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Poster

    9x11 (copy paper size) for the chipboard brown posters, or 10x12 for the white background posters.

    Includes:
    • Poster
    • Exclusive Updates
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $39 or more About $39

    Personalized Poster

    Choose a quote, scripture, proverb, etc. I'll come up with a unique and original design just for you!
    (disclaimer: must be under 20 words. I will replace any profane words with one of my own, as I don't agree with using them. If you'd like a specific background color, please specify.)

    Includes:
    • Personalized Poster
    • Exclusive Updates
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Premium Pack

    Receive one of everything and be a premium member! Specify at checkout which designs you would like.
    Being a premium member, you'll have first access to new desings and items (including stretch goals). It's something you won't want to miss out on!

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Updates
    • Personalized Bookmark
    • Personalized Postcard
    • Poster
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    For the Adventurous!

    A full sized poster board with a distinct design made just for you! You pick the words/phrases/quotes, I draw and design to your heart's content (within reason, of course).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)