It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas out there…And you know what that means? Time to get all of your gift-giving accoutrements together. Pink Toe Press has a fun retro-inspired solution: Paint By Number Gift Tags. They are a fun variation to the classic gift tag, using vintage Paint By Number artwork, colorful bakers twine, and space for personalization. Each tag is printed on the front AND the back so that your gift will stand out no matter which way the tag is facing.
Perfect for addressing gifts to those on the “Nice List”
Gift tags are available in non-holiday designs too! Available designs are shown below. Customizable features include the banner on each tag and the color of the bakers twine. Each tag is made from vintage Paint By Number artwork, so they vary slightly from pack to pack.
The view of the tags from the front.
The view from the back.
Available designs are: Birthday, Love, Just for You, For You, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Don’t Open Until December 24, With Love, Handmade, or customize your own!
Put Santa to shame this year.
As an added bonus (and for extra gift-ability) the tags are embellished not only with colorful bakers twine, but with glitter accents. Each tag has a little bit of glitter detailing on the front or back.
So glittery. So shiny!
These gift tags will look great on a gift, but they could also make a great gift. Available in packs of 6.
Every year, around June or July, I have the brilliant idea to get my Christmas Cards and Christmas merchandizing plans together for Pink Toe Press. Last year I had a fairly legitimate excuse to not get any of that done (see: cross-country move in the middle of December). This year I got something together a little later in the game than I would have hoped. But better late than never, right?
I really enjoy the movie Elf and I wanted to make a card that features the famous quote from Will Ferrel’s character Buddy: The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. My brother and I always say this to each other around the holidays, so I thought this would be perfect.
I thought this would be a nice card to simply colored with several bold fonts. I am also planning on making this into larger prints if the interest is there.
I hope you like the way they came out. They are going to be my personal greeting card this holiday season. But feel free to pick up a set to send out yourself. They are available in my Etsy Shop.
Pink Toe? Pink Toe-n? Pink Tone!
What a handsome Puzzle Cube.
Graphic Designers rejoice! Pink Toe Press now has the Amazing and Incredible “Pink Tone” Pink Toe Press Color Puzzle Cube! A fun take on the traditional puzzle cube, this Pink Toe Press Color Puzzle Cube has dozens of unique color swatches on each square of the puzzle. Twist and turn the puzzle to create custom color combinations. Use the puzzle cube as a puzzle OR as a custom color swatch generator. Perfect for the Puzzle-Lovers and/or Graphic Designers in your life.
Get two and keep one for yourself! They make great desk decorations too!
Each Incredible “Pink Tone” Pink Toe Press Color Puzzle Cube Is hand-adorned with custom color swatch stickers. Each color was created and named by Yours Truly. While inspired by popular paint chips, these colors do not correspond to any paints, dyes, or existing colors available on the market. Each color was custom made by me for these Puzzle Cubes (Some colors are available as buttons in the Pink Toe Press Etsy Shop). Each color was printed onto a sticker which was hand-placed on each square of each cube. Puzzle cube bases come pre-assembled and are made from a hard plastic.
Tired of having your nose stuck in a book (ouch!)? Sick of playing games with angry avifauna? The Incredible “Pink Tone” Pink Toe Press Color Puzzle Cube is your solution. Small enough to toss into a book-bag or carry-on bag, this fun activity requires no batteries, no headphones, and you don’t need a 20-page rule book to play. Just twist and turn and have fun!
It will be hard to put the iPhone down, but it will be worth it!
Whether you are a designer, a puzzle lover, a painter, or someone who is looking for a GREAT gift this Holiday Season, the Pink Toe Press Color Puzzle Cube is the thing for you. The possibilities are endless for these little cubes. Stop by the Pink Toe Press Etsy Shop to grab yours today!
Color customization in action.
Twisting the cube horizontally gives you great color combinations.
From my time at Trader Joe’s I learned of a word that we use all the time: “Kaizen”. Depending on who you ask, “Kaizen” means to always be improving, and/or to enact “Good Change.” Kaizen is a daily process and it refers to activities that continually improve all functions and eliminate waste (especially in a business environment). We use the word all the time at Trader Joe’s to encourage people to work better and “smarter not harder.” I do try to implement good changes in Pink Toe Press too.
Doesn’t that bag look lovely?
One recent “Kaizen” was to solve a problem with my tote bags. They are great bags, I love them. I love screen printing my designs on them, and I love sewing my own bags from canvas. But I was running into a problem: What if, at a store where Pink Toe Press retails, a customer or employee puts my bags away backwards? There was no way to tell from the back where the bag is from if there just a print on the one side. How is a customer to know that it is not just a blank canvas tote bag?! I had to make a change to make my bags more appealing to customers, and to also make them more valuable for Pink Toe Press.
My solution: Create a design to print on the back of the bags that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but that showcases the Pink Toe Press logo in a big way. As I do a lot of sewing, I thought that a motif with stitching would serve me well. I chose a mostly-square design with scalloped edges and a criss-crossed quilted look. love the way the design turned out and I LOVE the way it looks on the slightly textured canvases that I use for my bags.
impossible hard to find a tote bag where the back looks just as nice as the front.
This way, the tote bag looks great on the shelf and on your shoulder. Customers get to purchase the tote bag with their favorite design on the front and Pink Toe Press gets a cameo on the back. Both sides of the bag look so nice that you can show off your Pink Toe Press pride and carry the bag with the logo facing out. I do!
And, of course, the design looks great on all colors of canvas!
All newly-printed Pink Toe Press tote bags will have the Pink Toe Press logo on one side moving forward. What a great Kaizen!
I recently gave Pink Toe Press‘ business cards a bit of an overhaul. If you remember from before, the old cards were very detailed and had an illustration of the Pink Toe Press “coat of arms”.
The old design: GREAT for postcards, a little too detailed for business cards.
I wanted to give the business cards a bright bold look with simple colors that lend themselves well to the shapes and colors in the Pink Toe Press logo. I chose this design that not only features the logo but makes sure you know each item coming from Pink Toe Press is hand made.
The NEW printed business cards. How lovely!
I prefer vertical business cards. Vertical is sometimes a risky choice, but I knew I could make it work for this project. I chose to use one of my new favorite fonts: Lulo for much of the text on the card. As this is a small canvas, I wanted the most legible, aesthetically pleasing font I could muster. Functionally, I wanted to be sure to include the social media information on the card, but did not want to be obtuse about it. I included that information in pink under where it says “buttons/cards/totes”.
I printed the cards at home using our Cannon 9000 Mark II printer (love that thing!) and printed them on heavy-stock bristol paper. Because of this, they are thicker than standard business cards and are matte on the back for writing down notes or other pertinent information. They are so pretty, I though they could even be used as tags for tote bags in a pinch!
I feel this project was a success. What do you think?
In celebration of Dia De Los Muertos, I have added new Calavera greeting cards to my Etsy Shop! They are available in a number of awesome colors and comes with its own envelope. Each card is cut and hand-folded, and is made from my original illustration. They are great for Halloween or Day of the Dead, but could be used any time of year for yourself or to send to your spooky friends!