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Krampus and Cthulhu Christmas Card and Enamel Pin Collection

Deeply Dapper's fourth annual Horror Holidays card and enamel pin collection Kickstarter!

Krampus and Cthulhu Christmas Card and Enamel Pin Collection

Deeply Dapper's fourth annual Horror Holidays card and enamel pin collection Kickstarter!

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About

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Season's greetings! My name is Kristopher McClanahan and my wife Lindsay and I love monsters! Together we formed Deeply Dapper back in 2010 to sell my artwork and our creations. Every holiday season, we make custom monster Christmas Cards and Krampus sends his minions to crack their birch branches and rattle their chains to keep us on task through the winter. After the success of the candles last year, we've included them again for this holiday season.  

KRAMPUS – The half goat, half demon being that punishes bad children at Christmas time!

CTHULHU – The half octopus, half dragon Old One that lurks beneath the sea!

I know, they don't seem like the friendliest of companions, but old 'Thulie (He lets me call him that) took one look at Krampus' demonic countenance and leering expression and they knew they'd be great friends, and after a brief adjustment period, a few obliterated fishing villages and a handful of missing bad kids, we settled down and started creating the Collection and they've been scaring bad kids in homes across the world for four years now!

WHAT'S IN THE COLLECTION?

This year I've been playing with a new art style, inspired by classic Disney illustrators like Eyevind Earle and Mary Blair, with a Tiki twist. I think it's a perfect fit for holiday cards and has been a lot of fun. All of these cards are a mix of traditional sketching, digital refinement and gouache painting, resulting in a uniquely retro finish.  We have four new cards in the style. Additionally, we are offering a selection of our previous designs as choices. Each card will be 5"x7" -full color on the front, blank inside. They will also include envelopes. All of the cards will be printed on acid-free heavy card cover stock with a slight texture to emphasize the painted style of art. We will be using my regular printer, the same folks that did such a good job the last few years, allowing for confidence in turnaround and completion!

THE 2019 HOLIDAY CARD COLLECTION:

I'm a big fan of the idea of Krampus hanging out during his off-season on a warm island somewhere... 

 Back to work, Krampus pays a home a visit in the middle of the night. 

I couldn't resist this joke, despite knowing that I'll probably spell it wrong every time I go to write it. 

 Despite this being Krampus and Cthulhu's show, our friend the Yeti usually makes a hairy appearance too, this time relaxing in his stylish pad during a snowstorm.

The Enamel Pins

As is our custom, we are also releasing a couple of limited edition Enamel Pins to accompany the cards. In order to keep things streamlined this year, we are doing two original designs: 

Influenced by cartoon designs and pop art from the 50's and 60's, this year's Krampus has a bit more swoosh and swagger to his design. And a big smile. 

  • Available in 2 Variants: Regular and Gold Metal
  • Hard Enamel
  • 1.5"x0.83"
  • Limited Edition
  • Back Stamp
  • 2 Red Rubber Clasps
  • Custom Holiday Collection Backing Card
  •  Available in 2 variants: Regular and Silver
  • Hard Enamel
  • 1.5"x0.83"
  • Limited Edition
  • Back Stamp
  • 2 Green Rubber Clasps
  • Custom Holiday Collection Backing Card
  •  Finally, we have our custom candle blends! We will be limiting the selection to three fragrances for this project:
  •  ABOMINABLE: An icy winter woods - Balsam, Pine, Cedar and a touch of Plum and Aspen
  •  GRUSS VOM KRAMPUS: This is a rich, warm scent. Base notes of Sandalwood, Birch, Cedar and Oak transition to amber, cinnamon, green herbs, nutmeg and a touch of florals.
  •  CANDY CANE: One of our longtime favorites, this scent captures the sharp mint, subtle vanilla and wintry sweetness of a candy cane. 
  • Each will be available in our bestselling candle tin - 7.2oz of handmade, small batch soy awesomeness.

For each REWARDS PACKAGE you choose in your pledge you can choose one of each of the following options: 

  •  1 Candle in your choice of scent (Krampus, Abominable or Candy Cane)
  •  the 2019 2-Pin Enamel Pin Set (Both Krampus and Cthulhu)
  • 5 Holiday Cards in your choice of ANY mix of designs. 
  • This includes multiples of any design and any mix, including the styles from our previous campaigns (As shown below) 

Simply select the number of Rewards Packages to fit everything you want from us this year. For example, if you want 10 cards in any mix of styles, select the 2-Package reward level. If you want a candle, both pins and 5 cards, select the 3-Package reward. 


 MORE ABOUT THE ADD-ONS:

CREATURE FEATURES is our first tabletop game - it’s a family friendly card game that runs 15-30 minutes where you play mad scientists building monsters out of body parts! The standard editions include 5 creatures to build and the Deluxe Edition includes all 10 from the other sets. They all come in old-school VHS cases as well. Find out more at the link below this picture! All games will also include our Kickstarter Vampire Creature Add-On!

CREATURE FEATURES-$25

CREATURE FEATURES IN SPACE-$25

CREATURE FEATURES DELUXE EDITION-$45

You can read more about CREATURE FEATURES on our website!

The Enamel pins in the Add-On shop are from our previous Holiday Collection. 

Krampus is 2.5"x2.1" tall

Cthulhu is 2.56"x3" These are gorgeous, beefy, soft enamel pins. And they are only available for a limited time - We have less than 20 of either design remaining. 

Previous Collections:

In addition to the new card designs, you can select from some of our favorite designs from holidays past! Any reward that includes cards will give you the ability to request your choice of designs in any mix of quantities you'd like. 

Deeply Dapper is Kris McClanahan! Joined by his long-suffering wife Lindsay and their big hairy shop assistants, Ursa and Ludo, they strive to bring a bit of cheeky horror and retro fun to the world. You can listen to their podcasts, view their convention calendar, previous work and more on their website. Deeply Dapper is located in the wild northwestern US.

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WHY KICKSTARTER?

Because these items are all limited runs and are items not normally available through our shop and convention appearances, we decided Kickstarter would be the ideal way to find fellow holiday/horror fans to celebrate the season with. Funding through Kickstarter allows us to reach a wider audience and fund interesting and unique items for the holidays. It's become one of our favorite traditions to do a horror holidays and we hope you'll join us!

A NOTE ON SHIPPING:

Because we know holiday items are a time sensitive thing, especially holiday cards, we are making every effort to make this Kickstarter ready to fulfill immediately after funding - I have already submitted the Enamel Pin design and I am working with the manufacturer on refining the final mold and all of our printing services for the cards have been established and are ready to go! However, because there is always the potential for hiccups with enamel pins, it could delay the arrival of the pin. In an effort to ensure prompt arrival of your cards so that you can send them out in time for the holidays have decided to warn ALL BACKERS that their orders may be delivered in two separate deliveries - Cards ASAP, then the pin once it arrives. (Hence the variance in "Shipping Date" listed on the rewards tiers. Our intent is to have all of the products ready to go and ship out by the first part of December, but we prefer to err on the side of caution. Also for NON-US BACKERS: We know the shipping costs on these are expensive. Unfortunately, the USPS made the choice to eliminate the one previous shipping method we had for shipping Enamel Pins and Cards, forcing us to mail all rewards as 1st class or priority parcels. We have carefully evaluated shipping costs and what is listed is the bare minimum to cover costs, even eating the expenses of packaging and boxes. We are also unable to anticipate or advise you on any charges your country might charge beyond US shipping costs.

Risks and challenges

Although there is usually some small variance in manufacturing time, we foresee little risks with the project. We have designed and made over 30 previous designs of Enamel Pins and we have been making and shipping items for almost 10 years. We have been printing with our printer for 3 years.

This is our FIFTEENTH Kickstarter! We have prided ourselves on setting reasonable goals and plans to create and fulfill products.

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