Hi there. My wife and I have a pretty artistic 5-year old kid. Everywhere we go she always wants to color. Restaurants, in the car, at the park...everywhere. We keep a box of Crayolas with us at all times for whenever her artistic inspiration strikes.
Now, some places provide crayons for the fledging artist, but as we all know, all crayons are not created equal. Some restaurant-provided crayons are either too waxy (smudgy color) or too small (even a 5-year old has a hard time holding them). And lets talk assortment too: One restaurant we frequent gives you only two colors: red and blue.
The cardboard box isn't all that great either. It doesn't take long before it shows wear and tear. After all, it's only paperboard. You could use plastic baggies to tote crayons, but this wouldn't protect the colors while being tossed around inside a purse or pocket. And, let's face it: plastic bags aren't exactly fashionable accessories. We needed something a little better than that...and more stylish too.
CrayonCase: What is it?
Then one day over dinner, my wife and I had an idea. We quickly sketched out the idea (using crayons of course) for the perfect crayon case to hold our daughter's colors. CrayonCase was born.
CrayonCase is a compact and elegant case that holds eight of your favorite crayons, perfect for your pocket or purse. Elastic straps keep the crayons snug and save and a magnetic clasp keeps everything nicely closed.
Life is too short for broken crayons. Carry them in style!
CrayonCase: The Rewards.
For our initial production run here on Kickstarter, we've decided to focus on the three most popular colors (as decided by our daughter), but we plan to have a full array of fabrics, leathers and colors.
Reward Set: THANKS Here's to you! Thanks for helping make this Kickstarter project a reality. As a small token of our gratitude, you'll get a follow on Twitter and we'll add your name to the Thank You section of our web site. Thanks for funding this Kickstarter. We really appreciate it! Reward Set: BIG THANKS A big thanks goes out to you as well. As a token of our gratitude, you'll get a personalized handwritten postcard from Washington DC to wherever you live. Plus you'll get a follow on Twitter and we'll add your name to the Thank You section of our web site. Thanks for funding this Kickstarter. This will make a big difference!
Reward Set: THE GOOD STUFF Here's where it gets good. If you choose this reward level, you get one CrayonCase in either Midnight Black or Mango Tango Brown. These will ship free to anywhere in the US (Intl +$10) ready to put your favorite crayons in. Plus you'll get a follow on Twitter and we'll add your name to the Thank You section of our web site.
Reward Set: THE GOOD STUFF: EARLY EDITION
Shopping for the holidays? Be one of 500 lucky people to receive a
CrayonCase. Just for the holidays, we will be producing a "rush order"
of the Cornflower Blue CrayonCase. Choose this reward set if you'd like
to have a CrayonCase in-hand before the holidays--these make perfect
stocking stuffers! These will ship free to anywhere in the US (Intl
+$10) and are expected to arrive to you before December 25. This
CrayonCase comes ready to put your favorite crayons in. Plus you'll get a
follow on Twitter and we'll add your name to the Thank You section of
our web site.
CrayonCase: We Need You.
The designs are complete, prototypes are in-hand and the manufacturer is ready to start production of the CrayonCases. Now all we need is you. With your support, we can meet our project target of $15,000. This will allow us to start our production runs for the CrayonCases and deliver the reward sets.
As soon as we reach our minimum target goal (even before the deadline), we will place the production orders with our overseas vendor. Based on information from them, we believe full production will take just under four weeks. Add in international shipping (one week) and fulfillment (one week), brings us to having a CrayonCase in your hand just after six weeks from the moment we reach our goal.
We're doing everything we can to have the CrayonCases ready for the holiday season, but we need to reach our goal. As soon as we cross the target goal for this project, our manufacturing vendor will allow us to place our first production order to fulfill rewards. Based on best available information, we believe production will take roughly four weeks, with an additional week for the international shipment to arrive to us in the US.
We will start fulfillment as soon as we receive the CrayonCases. All rewards within the US will ship via USPS Priority Mail with a 2-3 day delivery expectation. Any international orders will be subject to longer shipping times unfortunately. The sooner we cross our target goal, the sooner we can ship a CrayonCase to you. Please tell your friends about our project!
All we need is you! Your support will bring CrayonCase to life!
If you have any questions, please drop us a line! We'd love to hear from you!
One of the bigger challenges of this CrayonCase kickstarter will be in getting the word out and convincing Kickstarters to participate. There are so many great projects out there...it's challenging to get the attention this project needs to be successful. To that end, we really could use your help. Could you tweet a quick note or post a Facebook status about this project? We want to reach as many people as possible. Thank you. Our success depends on it.
Once the funding is in place, the challenge is obviously production. Working with vendors has its ups and downs but when they are half-way around the world, it makes things that much more difficult. But we've been working with one manufacturer in Shenzhen China for months now to develop several rounds of prototypes. I have established an excellent working relationship with them and am confident they will adhere to my quality standards. In the unlikely event that I have to go with another vendor, We have researched several others at the same manufacturing price point and quality.
DELIVERY BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS
For the fourth reward set, there is a slight risk of not hitting the target of delivery before the holidays. As with all projects, there are unforseen circumstances that would delay production: shortages of materials, dangerous weather conditions, labor strikes, and so forth. We've accounted for many possible scenarios and alternate plans to deliver these in a timely manner, but frankly, bad things might happen. I do promise to keep you updated along the entire way with routine updates here as well as do everything in my power to deliver as promised.
BIG THANKS: As a personal thank you for helping to back CrayonCase, we'll mail you a handwritten postcard from Washington DC to wherever you live. Plus, you get a follow on Twitter and we'll add your name to the Thank You section of our web site.
THE GOOD STUFF: Here's where it gets good. You'll get one CrayonCase in either black, brown or blue. Plus, you get a follow on Twitter and we'll add your name to the Thank You section of our web site. WANT A CRAYONCASE BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS? See below.
"THE EARLY EDITION" GOOD STUFF: You get one Cornflower Blue CrayonCase delivered to you BEFORE the holidays. (We are putting a rush-order in for this). This is a perfect gift for your wife, kids or both and make great stocking stuffers! Plus, you get a follow on Twitter and we'll add your name to the Thank You section of our web site.