Hallo! My name is Jessica, and I am the artist and creator of Cuddly Potatoes! Cuddly Potatoes is both an art page with cute and derpy drawings, AND an online shop with stickers, buttons, and postcards. My art exists solely to make you smile, both on and offline.
We think acrylic charms are the perfect next step to bringing out those smiles! We’ve made a small batch of charms with our favorite charm company just to test the quality and feel, and they’re definitely fantastic. But, we need your help to make more! Kickstarter gives us the chance to connect with friends like you and make a larger batch with more designs that YOU want!
If you back our project, everyone will be able to have a lil’ acrylic Cuddly Potatoes friend everywhere they go. <3
We want to turn these 17 designs into 1.5" acrylic charms!
The charms are made of high-koality stuff, beautifully printed, and double sided, so you’ll see the image on both the front and back! Fancy-shmancy!
I’ve already made sample charms of two designs, so here’s an example of what the charms will look like:
You’ll also have the option of a keychain or a phone strap so your new friends can follow you wherever you'd like :) Because there's so many phone strap colors, we can't promise exactly which color you'd receive, but we'll definitely try to match it to the charm you choose!
A potatocorn vinyl sticker that has not yet been released for all reward tiers $8 and up! It'll be the same potatocorn from the acrylic charm design. :3
4 more designs have been added, making a total of 10 designs to choose from! All backers will be able to choose from any of the available designs. Say hello to Sleepy Flurfles, Toast the Butter, Dwight the Dapper Dino, and PotatoCat !!
A limited edition "Best Potato" 1.5" pinback button for all reward tiers $8 and up! You'll be able to show off that you were the BEST potato by backing this kickstarter! <3
All backers who pledged the $8 reward tier and up will receive a signed postcard-like / postcard-sized print (design TBD)! All charms will also get a cute backing card holding each charm!
WE DID IT!! We can now add FIVE MORE designs, making a total of 15 designs for you to choose from, for your rewards!! Give a warm welcome to new members of the Cuddly Potatoes family: Jumpy the Jolly Dragon, Nerp the Narwhal, Poofy Penguins, Spiky McSpikeFace the Cactus, and Inky & Winky the Octopi !!
WHOO!! The Hungry Potatocorn and PotatoCone are finally joining the fun! We're starting & ending this campaign with Sir Walter Flufflebottoms <3 We now have SEVENTEEN designs available to choose from! That's crazy! Thank you all so much!!
Want even MOAR charms? If you want more charms than the listed pledge levels, just add $7 per extra charm to your pledge! You can specify what you added on later, in the survey we’ll send after the kickstarter is over.
For reward tiers $80 and up, you can add $5 per extra charm to your pledge! You can specify what you added on later, in the survey we'll send after the kickstarter is over.
July 25 -- Kickstarter ends
End of July -- Surveys are sent out, asking you to choose your charms
Mid August 2017 -- Funds are received from kickstarter, and (if all survey responses are received) production begins on the charms!
Early/Mid September 2017 -- Charms are in my hands!
Mid/Late September 2017 -- We finish attaching keychains and phone straps to the charms, and shipping begins.
October 2017 -- Assuming everything is sunshine and rainbows, charms will be in YOUR mailbox at this time!
November 2017 -- Sometimes it rains a little, so to prepare for metaphorical thunderstorms, we listed all delivery dates as November. :)
As you can see, if everything goes smoothly, you should receive everything by the end of October! If anything goes awry, hopefully November. :) Whether things are ahead of schedule, right on time, or delayed, I promise I’ll always keep you updated!
Q: How do I pick which charms I want?
A: At the end of the Kickstarter, we will send out a survey where you can say which designs you want and whether you want it as a keychain or phone strap.
Q: If I get multiple charms, can some have keychains and others have phone straps?
A: Yes! You can specify which designs have which attachment in the survey we send out at the end of the Kickstarter.
Q: Can I add on extra charms to the listed pledge levels?
A: Yes! Just add $7 per extra charm to your pledge. You’ll specify which designs you want in the survey we’ll send out after the Kickstarter.
Q: When will I get my charms?
A: In October 2017, IF everything goes smoothly! In November 2017 if there are any delays, but we'll always keep you updated. Check out the production timeline for more details.
The Personal Cuddle Family tier will ship in November if everything goes smoothly, and December if there are any delays. This timing is because if for any reason the commissioned designs aren't ready by the time we put in the main order for charms, they would have to made in a separate order to prevent delays for the main order, and would be received later.
Q: How will shipping work?
A: Shipping will be included with your pledges for everyone within the U.S.! U.S. shipments will be mailed USPS First Class Package Service.
International shipping will be a flat rate of $6 to Canada and $10 anywhere else. International shipments will be mailed USPS First Class Package International Service.
Special thanks to YOU for checking us out and spreading the word, to my partner Stanley Yip for his immense support & help with this project, & to my friend Jennifer Mai (https://www.jwmai.com/) for the adorable photography!
Risks and challenges
There are very few risks with this project. We’ve already made a small batch of acrylic charms with this company and they look and feel great! Designs are already done and it’s just a matter of placing the order once I receive all the survey responses from backers & the funds from kickstarter. Delays may occur in a few areas: 1) getting funds from kickstarter, 2) making sure all files are ready for the order, 3) actual charm production, or 4) shipping. I've already included plenty of room for mishaps in the estimated delivery times, so hopefully we'll avoid too much disappointment regardless of any mishaps!
This is my first kickstarter, but I always give 300% with Cuddly Potatoes! I've had 150+ happy customers in just the past six months so I definitely know how to fulfill orders quickly and with as many personal touches as possible. When fulfilling kickstarter rewards, I'll work with my partner Stanley to ship everything out as quickly as possible. There may or may not be a few mishaps as I'm always learning, but I promise to always be as clear and honest with my updates as possible! I'll make sure you're a happy backer if it's the last thing I do. ^^Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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