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This project was successfully funded on May 13, 2014.

The Dog Studio is producing a new line of beautiful dog greeting cards and stationery. Join us in getting them out into the world!

About this project

THE DOG STUDIO

A new publishing venture that seeks to revolutionize the way dogs are treated on greeting cards. 

The Dog Studio is a new venture by acclaimed dog portrait photographer Amanda Jones and designer Melissa Tatge, who also happens to be her sister. For 20 years Amanda has been traveling the US creating beautiful portraits of dogs while Melissa has been building her graphic design business. With a vast collection of Amanda's images and Melissa's design sense, we plan to create and publish a fresh collection of dog greeting cards and notecards. 

Your backing of this project will do two things: 

1. Raise the funds necessary for the first round of printing 

2. Get our products to the National Stationery Show held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Melissa Tatge with Myllo & Amanda Jones with the Duder (Benny Jones)
Melissa Tatge with Myllo & Amanda Jones with the Duder (Benny Jones)

Our Designs

We've been working hard at developing greeting cards and stationery that we think you will love: birthday cards, love cards, famous quote cards & sympathy cards. We'll be launching our line with 48 gorgeous greeting cards and 48 Dog Packs — breed-specific correspondence cards. We plan to release a few dozen new products each quarter to keep our look fresh.

An example of what our cards will look like.
An example of what our cards will look like.
An example of our note cards.
An example of our note cards.

Our Rewards

We are offering a fun set of rewards for backing our project:

Limited Edition Kickstarter Dog Pack:

Amanda has specially chosen the images for the Limited Edition Dog Pack that will be given as a reward for many of our levels. She decided to give the images a theme and chose the tennis ball. For many dogs, including her own Dachshund, Benny, it is an obsession. These images are all of dogs with the balls in their mouths. Ready to go, just like us with our card line! Here are the images that will come in the special Dog Pack

Special Kickstarter Dog Pack
Special Kickstarter Dog Pack

Available prints from Amanda's portfolio can be viewed on this page.

Our Trade Show Booth Design:

Join us as we work hard to get these produced and head to New York for the big show where we will be enthusiastically launching our line! It is going to be a fun and rewarding adventure. We hope you will come along for the ride.

Thank you for considering our project. 

Please follow our progress by joining our mailing list, visiting our website, and liking our Facebook page. We are also on Twitter and Pinterest.

Stay in touch, and see you around The Dog Studio!

Woof~

Video created by the talented Kate Drew Miller.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk will be in getting these cards into a competitive market. We are targeting a niche market, which can always prove tricky. However, we have some solid contacts in the pet industry which will help with our efforts. We are ready for the challenges this new venture presents!

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Rewards

  • You selected
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    7 backers

    A big bark from the bottom of our hearts and a thank you Dog Studio notecard sent from the floor of the National Stationery Show.

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    Pledge $25 or more

    44 backers

    Six of our brand new greeting cards from The Dog Studio. We will choose them especially for you and send them off with love!

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    Pledge $50 or more

    33 backers Limited (217 left of 250)

    12 of our brand new greeting cards from The Dog Studio. You won't have to visit the card store for a year!

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    Pledge $75 or more

    15 backers Limited (185 left of 200)

    A special Limited Edition Dog Pack produced just for our Kickstarter campaign + six of our brand new greeting cards from The Dog Studio.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    30 backers Limited (70 left of 100)

    A special Limited Edition Dog Pack produced just for our Kickstarter campaign + twelve of our brand new greeting cards from The Dog Studio + a signed Amanda Jones poster.

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    Pledge $150 or more

    13 backers Limited (62 left of 75)

    A special Limited Edition Dog Pack produced just for our Kickstarter campaign + twelve of our brand new greeting cards from The Dog Studio + a signed Amanda Jones poster + a signed copy of one of Amanda's three books: Frenchie Kisses, Greyhounds Big and Small or Dachshunds Short and Long.

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    Pledge $250 or more

    14 backers Limited (36 left of 50)

    Framed Limited Edition signed original 8x8 inch print of your choice from Amanda's portfolio + a signed copy of one of Amanda's three books: Frenchie Kisses, Greyhounds Big and Small or Dachshunds Short and Long.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    7 backers Limited (93 left of 100)

    A gorgeous stretched canvas 11x11 inch print of your choice from Amanda's portfolio + a signed copy of one of Amanda's three books: Frenchie Kisses, Greyhounds Big and Small or Dachshunds Short and Long.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    3 backers Limited (12 left of 15)

    A stunning plexi panel 16x16 inch print of your choice from Amanda's portfolio. Modern and fresh!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1,500 or more

    8 backers Limited (2 left of 10)

    A gift certificate for a portrait session with Amanda to take place in one of the cities on Amanda's schedule or at our studio in North Adams, MA. Must be used within one year of purchase. May be given as a gift. INCLUDES a custom Dog Pack from your shoot.

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    Pledge $3,000 or more

    2 backers Limited (2 left of 4)

    Weekend dog photography pow wow at our studio on the campus of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA. We will talk photography, dogs and create some great memories (and photos).

    Includes lodging at The Porches Inn, photo shoot with your dog and lunch with Amanda. Travel to North Adams, MA is your responsibility.

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Funding period

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