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The Pink Samurai: January 2010

The Pink Samurai

Saturday, January 30, 2010

DIY Packaging

Hey! I decided to show you guys how I do my packaging. I need to add a picture of the final result in my listings on Etsy, I think it might help. But here you go!

I designed my hangtags in Adobe Illustrator. I measured the bags that I use, figured out how much space I needed for the front and back and positioned as many as I could onto one page. I use a presentation paper so it has a little bit more weight and looks a little sharper. Don't forget to flip the back! You'll be folding it over.
Then I cut them out. I've got a small paper cutter, but a ruler and an Exacto knife work just as well. I just eyeball it when cutting, just make sure that the sides are even.
Then I fold and staple! I use a bone folder, just because I have one. The side of pen will work fine, too. I like to make sure the fold is nice and sharp, it just looks better that way. Then I put the pins in and use two staples.
And tada! Sorry for the language ^_^ This particular order was a little larger so I put all the buttons in one package. Usually there's just a couple.

I don't know if that helps anyone, I just felt sharing. And if anyone needs some design work done, packaging or anything, I'd love to talk!

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Valentine Spirit

The Pink Samurai is gettin' all lovey dovey ^_^ Check out our new designs just for the holiday!

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Team Conan

I'm sure that no one really cares where I stand on the whole late night tv situation, but I'm just gonna throw it out there anyway. I've always been Letterman/Conan kind of gal. Leno is just a dirt bag who stole most of his bits from Howard Stern (whom I adore), so I've never been a fan.

Go Team Conan!

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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Custom Button Portraits

So I am officially accepting orders for custom buttons portraits. I made a couple for my BFA show and a gallery in Salisbury and I'd like to expand. They take 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the size of the piece and are made entirely of hand-pressed buttons. Custom framed and ready to hang.

For pricing, please email: rebekahjpool@gmail.com

Here are some pictures, again, of the final products:

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The corndogs are innocent

, originally uploaded by thepinksamurai.

Nothing too exciting to post, in this, the first blog of the year. Just wanted to share a new button I just listed. It might be my favorite of all time.