Artwork, etsy shop, Greeting Cards

Greeting Card 5 Packs Now Available!

Just listed in my Etsy Shop! Gift Sets of my most popular Greeting Card designs!

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A great way to celebrate a birthday!

What a fun way to stock up on unique, handmade greeting cards! Each card set comes in a clear acrylic box. Cards come with coordinating envelopes.

 

Mix or Match.

Drawings, Graphic Design, Step-By-Step, Typography

Typography Illustration: Do your best Part 2

Happy Friday! In a previous post I showed some of the steps I take to create a typographic illustration. Now I will show you some of the steps I take to color a piece!

 

I generally do a quick thumbnail off to the side (or make a photocopy) to make sure the colors I use work in harmony. If you are working digitally, you can easily change the colors in photoshop, but with traditional work, it helps to work out your colors ahead of time.

 

 

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I decided to use circus-inspired bold colors to match the bold fonts.

 

Once you have decided on your colors, start blocking them in. I always make sure to have another piece of paper under my drawing to help absorb some of the marker that bleeds through.

I use a variety of pen and marker types for my illustrations. Copic and PrismaColors are favorites of mine, but I also use Sharpies. Many of the colors you see in my finished illustration are a combination of several colors. Another useful tool in my typography illustrations is a chalk marker, which I use for the highlights on letterforms.

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The finished illustration!

Artwork, Embroidery, Graphic Design, hair bows, pink toe press

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Happy SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

 

I hope you didn’t go too crazy on Black Friday and you still have a little shopping to do between now and Cyber Monday!

 

I wanted to showcase some of my favorite things for gift giving. You can find every item shown here in my Etsy Shop! Drop by any time this weekend and use the code “CYBERMONDAY” for a discount on your purchase.ptp_christmas

These are a few of my favorite things! (gift wrapping is available until the 2nd week of December!)

The items shown here are all handmade by yours truly! While many other items are available in my etsy shop, these are the ones shown here:

Pink Pencil Case

Salmon and Floral Hoop Organizer

Laser Engraved (funny sayings) Pencils

Flamingo Pinback Buttons

Monochromatic Pink Pin-Back Buttons

Salmon & Silver Bow/Hair Tie

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to support your local and small businesses this holiday season!

Artwork, cards, Graphic Design, Greeting Cards, Uncategorized

Letterpress Greeting Card

“You are Probably the Coolest Person I know”

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Fresh off the presses! Please enjoy   these fun Any Time Cards! Each card was made on an antique Letterpress Machine at the Buffalo  Book Arts Center in downtown Buffalo, NY! I personally set all of the type in one of their Letterpress Classes.

What an amazing time! These cards are a very limited edition available only in my Etsy Shop.

Fonts used are Cooper Black in several sizes. A unique very 1970’s looking glyph and  manicules  were used as well.  Black ink on white cardstock or  craft-colored stock.

 

buttons, etsy shop, Uncategorized

Coffee Love Pinback Buttons

I ‘ve combined my two    loves:  Coffee and Design in to another passion of mine: Pin-Back Buttons! Celebrate your love of coffee with these fun colorful buttons.

 

The colors are inspired by favorite coffee roasting styles AND fancy coffee drink flavors. A great addition to the  book-bag that your bring with you to the coffee shop. Show off how much you   know about  coffee.

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Available in assorted sets in my Etsy Shop. Pick your favorite flavors!

etsy shop, Sewing, Uncategorized

Mario Hair Bows and Bow Ties

Can you tell I’ve been on  a sewing kick lately?

 

I just listed  these adorable Mario hair bows and bow ties in the Pink Toe Press Etsy Shop! They are handmade by yours truly!

Clip-in hair bows are the perfect way to dress up a ponytail; a great way to get your toddler ‘s hair out of her eyes. Clip-on Bow Ties are the perfect addition to Junior’s little suit, or a  fun addition to your favorite dress shirt.

Easy to wear; Ready to ship! Order yours now! They are a great addition to a bachelorette party or a lovely gift for your groomsmen.  Also available in a set of “His and Hers” Bow Tie and Hair Tie (but you can keep them both for yourself, if you like).

accessories, Embroidery, etsy shop, Fiber Arts, hair bows, handmade, handmade artwork, home and office, Makeup, pink toe press, Sewing

Just Listed-Mario Brothers Toiletry Bags

Happy Monday!

I’m so happy to introduce a new set of Toiletry and Make Up Bags to the Pink Toe Press Etsy Shop!

These bags are a  fun bunch! They feature everyone’s favorite Italian Plumber: Mario …and all his friends!  A great gift for boys and girls, these bags are durable, attractive, and spacious. There are TWO sizes available: One Boxy Bag ( think DOP Kit) and a smaller pouch (for pencils or makeup).

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The bags are of durable construction and fully lined. You can see the bright, colorful lining in the photos above. The bags are sturdy and quilted with an interfacing to maintain their shape. The boxy bags will hold up in your carry-on or your suit case  on travel trips. Tuck one in your book-bag to keep your computer chargers, stylus, and mouse all in one place! I keep one in my purse with my phone charger, a spare pen, and lipstick!

 

Two awesome Mario   fabrics make these a great gift for girls, boys, or adults!  One features all your favorite characters from the games. The other design (in blue) shows a few of your favorite characters running along blocks with Piranha Plants and Goombas. Also shown are the matching hair bows/ bow ties. Get a complete set for a Christmas or Birthday gift! Available online  and at my upcoming craft fairs this summer!

Artwork, etsy shop, Fiber Arts, hair bows, handmade artwork, Star Wars, Travel

Retro Star Wars Pencil Cases, Toiletry Bags

I’m proud to announce my new favorite  little bag! Now available in my Etsy Shop are some super cool RETRO STAR WARS Pencil Cases and Toiletry Bags! There are now TWO sizes available: One Boxy Bag ( think DOP Kit) and a smaller pouch (for pencils or makeup).

 

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The bags are of durable construction and fully lined. The bags are sturdy and quilted with an interfacing to maintain their shape. The boxy bags will hold up in your carry-on or your suit case  on travel trips. Tuck one in your book-bag to keep your computer chargers, stylus, and mouse all in one place!

 

Awesome Retro Star Wars Comics fabric makes these a great gift for girls, boys, or adults!  Also shown are the matching hair bows/ bow ties. Get a complete set for a Christmas or Birthday gift! Available online  and at my upcoming craft fairs this summer!

etsy shop, Fiber Arts, Sewing

Something new…Something Pink!

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I’m happy to welcome a fun new addition to Pink Toe Press’ Etsy Shop! Perhaps you can tell from the photograph what these items are supposed to be? They’re a fun, useful little thing… just in time for Back-To-School! More info to come tomorrow!