Sunday, February 28, 2010

NEW! Launch of our newest kit

For the last 2 months, Carrie and I have been working on a monumental project. Actually, it's a teeny tiny project in size, but was a mammoth undertaking.

It's a origami house set. It's a paperkraft letterpress diorama small town you build it kit. We need to work on our "Elevator Pitch". It's a kit that comes with 2 sheets--one for the background and one with lots of things to cut out and assemble. Specifically, 3 houses, 7 trees, and 2 background corners to make it stable.

There's so much work that has gone into this that it's hard to know where to start. I hope to post up some process notes here later in the week. Let's just summarize by saying it started with a business meeting on a frosty afternoon, included several drawing/cutting/folding sessions. Then came a weekend marathon of printing 4 colors on each of the 2 sheets.

Here's the background. We drew this first, and printed it first, before we were totally skilled at the registration process on our press.

Here's a house from Carrie's neighborhood. It's from the cut-apart sheet, and as you can see, the registration is pretty flippin' awesome.

Looks good on a mantel, right? You can get yours right here!

And this is only the beginning. We've already been plotting/planning for the next kit. All I can say is "mooooooooo".

Posted by Beth Howard @ 11:46 AM

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swonderful! they are finally real and ready for the public!

Posted by Blogger Margy @ 9:49 PM #


I LOVE that there is NOTHING, NOTHING, NOTHING like this out there. You guys had a great idea and executed it so very well. Stunning, really. Stunning.

Posted by Blogger Tisra @ 11:13 PM #

wow, they looks great, I have seen mass produced cards like this in Japan but no where near as cute as yours!
I hope you don't mind, I have added one of your tutorials to my 100+ fat quarter tutorials post, thank you for sharing :o)

Posted by Blogger jojoebi @ 12:43 AM #

The exclamation I want to write would not be appropriate in a comments section.

You two have really outdone yourselves!

Posted by Blogger Shona~ LALA dex press @ 9:03 AM #

how stinkin' cool. Well done ladies, well done!

Posted by Anonymous Jen N. @ 6:53 PM #

too cute! the houses are adorable and your artwork is, as always, lovely!

Posted by Blogger kimhryn @ 8:25 AM #
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