Craftbelly Does Weddings Too!

Earlier in the year I worked on a custom frame project for a wedding client. It was such a fun experience, mostly because the bride was so great to work with. She wanted to use my frames to display their table numbers! I thought it was a great idea and I'm sure they were able to give frames to people as gifts afterwards. We matched the colors of the paper to complement the tablescape and overall palette of the wedding. Also, the wedding was in Chicago where I used to live so you know I was excited about that!

 Frames in progress. 25 of them!

Frames in progress. 25 of them!

We completed the project so far in advance that I almost forgot about it but the wedding finally happened and I just love how the frames turned out. Most of the time, I sell a frame and never see it again but because this was a wedding, there were pictures! I loved being a part of their special day. All photos seen below are courtesy of Naturally Yours Events, the wedding planners of the event!

 The invitations and other paper goods were designed by  Ork Posters  and we utilized my hexagon pattern on certain items!

The invitations and other paper goods were designed by Ork Posters and we utilized my hexagon pattern on certain items!

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Craftbelly Kickstarter Campaign goes live tonight!

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The most exciting Craftbelly adventure I've ever been on is embarking tonight! I'm launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise enough money, $5000 to be exact, to print a brand new line of original screen printed decorative paper, designed by me. This is something I've dreamt about for the last couple years, and thanks to the encouragement and support of some awesome friends, it's finally happening.

I chose to use Kickstarter as a platform because I absolutely love the idea of getting a whole community involved from the very beginning. It's a great way to find out if the support and interest for what I'm doing is out there and to get immediate feedback from current and future customers. Printing a large amount of paper in a variety of colors and patterns will help me launch this new chapter of my business in a big way. Not only will I be able to create a new line of frames using the new paper, but I will also introduce brand new products such as stationery sets, journals and the paper itself!

I can't wait to document the entire process, which I will do right here on my website, through videos, photos and more.  I look forward to sharing this journey with my friends, family, current and future fans, and the amazing independent crafting and design world here in Chicago. Without any of you, this would not be possible. So thank you!

Click here to see the project!