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CA$ 2,867 pledged of CA$ 6,000 goal
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By Elaine Kao
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Sample Dino stuffy is here!
Sample Dino stuffy is here!

 

They're so adorable :3
They're so adorable :3

 I love stuffed animals! I hope you do too!

Hi friends! I'm so excited to be sharing this kickstarter project with you....finally! It's been a dream of mine to make stuffies of my characters, Dino & Panda (and Lambie) for a looooonnnggg time. This year we were more active in local comic cons, and art events so we made some money for me to make 1 sample :) 

I would love your help! You can choose to donate according to one of the reward levels listed, but even if you are not in a position to support Dino & Panda financially, I would really appreciate it if you can help spread the cuteness and happiness represented by Dino & Panda! 

As you know, my motto is "Artwork dedicated to making you smile!" You can share this kickstarter link, my website, social media links, and other store links with your friends, families, and colleagues! 

With your donations:

Your donations will help cover the costs of making the Panda and Lambie stuffy samples, mass production (and shipping @_@) of 900 stuffies (300 of each!), as well as production cost of the rewards I'm offering. 

I've found a manufacturer in China who is super excited about working with Dino & Panda Inc! Dino & Panda stuffies will each be 25cm tall, and Lambie will be 15cm tall. I'm going to do my best to make sure they are as cute as possible! Once we reach our goal, I can pay my manufacturer and it will take about 35 days for the them to complete my order (that's pretty fast!) My goal is to send out all rewards by the end of Spring Break, but I might just be able to get everything sent in time for Christmas! 

If this project goes well, I'm hoping that in the future I can make more stuffies of my other characters, Dino & Panda's other friends from the mystical forest! 

Rewards:

  • 5"x7" Exclusive signed print to say thank you for your support of this kickstarter campaign
  • Handmade stickers by me! I will be uploading a diagram that has all the different ones you can choose from :) 
  • 3" Pocket Mirrors. A diagram will be uploaded with all the different image choices!
  • 8"x10" original drawing. I'll draw you, or an animal friend of your choice, hanging out with my Dino & Panda and Lambie!
  • 1, 2, or all 3 Stuffies! Your support is basically a pre-order of the stuffies that will be produced! You'll get them at a lower price than when I sell them at conventions and on my online store!
3" Pocket Mirrors
3" Pocket Mirrors

 

3" Pocket Mirrors -90 different images to choose from!
3" Pocket Mirrors -90 different images to choose from!

 

Handmade stickers!
Handmade stickers!

 

Handmade stickers! There will be over 100 different images to choose from! I'm currently designing stickers every day in #100daysofstickers!
Handmade stickers! There will be over 100 different images to choose from! I'm currently designing stickers every day in #100daysofstickers!

Future Aspirations for Dino & Panda Inc:

I have so many things I want to do! Here's a list of things you can look forward to seeing from me! 

  • Participate in more comic cons around the country, and...the world!
  • Dino & Panda acrylic charms
  • Dino & Panda picture books/story books
  • Comics/Graphic Novels
  • Colouring Books
  • Larger Canvas paintings
  • Short animations, Cartoons, Feature Length film???

Please follow me on Facebook and Instagram to see new artwork every day! Come along for the ride in this creative journey of mine! Let's make the world a brighter place, one smile at a time :) 

Thank you so much for loving and supporting my artwork :) It means a great deal to me and gets me really pumped up to make even more cute artwork every single day! 

Love, 

Elaine Kao (and Dino & Panda, and Lambie too ^_~)

Me and my hubby :) (Dino & Panda)
Me and my hubby :) (Dino & Panda)

 

Risks and challenges

There aren't a lot of risks involved in this project...I think it's pretty straightforward :) As long as we reach our funding goal, the project is a go!

I'm my own company (my hubby helps too ^_~) so depending on how many supporters and rewards I need to produce, it may take me some time as I'm an art and music teacher and will be busy during the school year, but I'm pretty confident I can roll out your rewards by Spring Break at the end of March at the latest!

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    Level 1 Reward

    Your generous donation is very much appreciated :) At this level, you'll receive a special print I'll be making, just for this kickstarter! It will be cute, I promise ;)

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    • 5x7 exclusive signed Dino & Panda "Thank You" artwork print
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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    Level 2 Reward

    At this level you will get the exclusive signed thank you print as well as 4 stickers that I make by hand :) You can specify which 4 you would like- just send me a note!

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    Level 3A Reward

    The first 50 backers at this level will get the two rewards listed above, as well as 1 of the 3 stuffies (your choice!), and an original signed drawing :)

    Includes:
    • 5x7 exclusive signed Dino & Panda "Thank You" artwork print
    • Set of 4 Dino & Panda handmade stickers
    • Original 8x10 signed drawing
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    Level 3B Reward

    At this level, you will get the two rewards listed above, as well as 1 of the 3 stuffies (your choice!), and a 3" pocket mirror (you can choose what image you want! Just send me a note!)

    Includes:
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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $40

    Level 4A Reward

    The first 50 backers at this level will get the two rewards listed above, as well as 2 of the 3 stuffies (your choice!), and an original signed drawing :)

    Includes:
    • 5x7 exclusive signed Dino & Panda "Thank You" artwork print
    • Set of 4 Dino & Panda handmade stickers
    • Original 8x10 signed drawing
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    Level 4B Reward

    At this level, you will get the two rewards listed above, as well as 2 of the 3 stuffies (your choice!), and a 3" pocket mirror (you can choose what image you want! Just send me a note!)

    Includes:
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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $61

    Level 5A Reward

    The first 50 backers at this level will get the two rewards listed above, as well as ALL 3 OF THE STUFFIES, and an original signed drawing :)

    Includes:
    • 5x7 exclusive signed Dino & Panda "Thank You" artwork print
    • Set of 4 Dino & Panda handmade stickers
    • Original 8x10 signed drawing
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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $61

    Level 5B Reward

    At this level, you will get the two rewards listed above, as well as ALL 3 OF THE STUFFIES, and a 3" pocket mirror (you can choose what image you want! Just send me a note!)

    Includes:
    • 5x7 exclusive signed Dino & Panda "Thank You" artwork print
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    Level 6 Reward

    Holy cow! If you generously donated at this level, you will get the exclusive print, a set of not 4, but 20 handmade stickers (you can choose which ones!), a 3" pocket mirror (again, you can choose which one!), an original signed drawing, and ALL 3 DINO & PANDA STUFFIES!

    Includes:
    • 5x7 exclusive signed Dino & Panda "Thank You" artwork print
    • Set of 20 Dino & Panda handmade stickers!
    • 3" Dino & Panda pocket mirror
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    • All 3 Dino & Panda Inc stuffies!
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Funding period

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