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Each Music Notes Sketchbook is made from recycled vinyl and paper from sustainable forestry. Can be used handheld or on a flat surface.
Created by

The Idea Can

27 backers pledged $1,130 to help bring this project to life.

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Happy Holidays... and a quick update

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to drop a quick belated update to the project. Sorry it took so long to post this. The rewards were shipped out between the last week of November and the first week of December, so hopefully you've all received your sketchbooks by now. If you haven't gotten your reward yet, please let me know and we'll work on tracking down where the Post Office misplaced it.

On a related note, I'm still working on setting up the web store for the sketchbooks, but progress is slower than I originally anticipated. I'll post another update once the store is live.

Thank you all again for helping fund this project and I wish you and yours a happy holiday season.


Rewards just about ready to start shipping

Just wanted to drop a note to let everyone know how progress is coming along. I finally settled on a packaging design for the Music Notes Sketchbooks, but I made a few changes to the branding. Though I liked the initial logo, it didn't really make me think of vinyl records when I saw it. So I worked up a new logo to give it more of a classic design that I think is reminiscent of old vinyl. I also had to abandon the initial idea of printing the labels on recycled grocery bags. Though good in theory, it just wasn't practical for the amount of packaging needed. So I switched over to recycled kraft paper cardstock instead. I think the finished product looks a great deal better with these adjustments to the packaging design. The design of the sketchbook itself remains unchanged.  You can see how everything came out in the attached image below.

With that said, production on the sketchbooks and refills are just about finished. I was able to get access to a laser cutter to cut the basic design, so the manufacturing process on the front and back covers went a lot smoother. It took a few tries to get the laser calibrated for cutting vinyl without burning the edges, but I think they turned out pretty good.

I'll be sending out the survey for everyone's shipping address this evening and should be able to start shipping orders out as soon as I know where they're all going. With the success of this project, I'm planning to start testing out a few other ideas on Kickstarter once this one is finalized. Thanks again for the support.

Lastly, progress on setting up the online store is slow going, but I have every intention of getting it set up and ready to go by the end of the year. So for those of you that opted to not get refills or anyone that missed the chance to order a sketchbook, they will be available in the future. It's just taking a bit longer than I initially expected.


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Quick Update


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Thank you


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A little over 48 hours to go.

We passed the $1000 mark today and the project is now funded at about 700%. Thank you to all the new backers. You guys rock and I really appreciate all of your support.

Two days may not seem like much time, but I believe we can reach $3000 before this project ends so I can get my hands on a laser cutter. With it, I'll be able to get your sketchbooks shipped out to you a lot faster and will even add custom designs to the covers if you want them. As an added bonus, I've been designing a Kickstarter exclusive laser cut vinyl keychain that I'll send to every backer if we reach the $3000 goal.

Thanks again,

Ben (The Idea Can)