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February mood board. Hello, romantic February! Please, be good!

Even though they say this is the month of love, my February mood board doesn’t really reflect that. Actually i don’t really like this month much. I always seem to catch a cold in February and this time is no different.

february mood board(source)

Well, i may not like the month, but i’m doing my very best to keep active and take on new challenges. There’s also the “Free shipping letterpress” promotion for this month, so i’m making sure the cold weather doesn’t get me down. Although i admit i’d much rather just stay inside, drink hot cocoa with lots of cream and read a bunch of books. That’s definitely my view on February. We can’t always get what we want, right? Therefore, i get on to the second best things: work on both the letterpress shop and the packaging shop, make plans, organize stuff.

I tend to not drink enough water, which is not good, so i got one of those little phone apps to remind me to drink. It may sound stupid, but it does the trick for me. I’ve started a couple of days before and so far so good.

Then, today i’ll start a 30 Days workout challenge. This is actually also a phone app, so i guess i’m finally starting to realize the benefits of phone apps? Anyway, i’ll get back with updates on this one, but i’m pretty confident it will be ok. Or maybe i just got a boost of confidence altogether since i just turned 30? Hmmm…. it might be…

Oh well, my February mood board is kinda like this…

february mood board

february mood boardSource: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

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Wednesday Wishes. New Year’s resolutions

It was definitely time to put together a New Year’s resolutions post. I have so many plans for this year, both major and little things as well! Really, there’s a very wide range here: from buying hand sanitizer to getting a house! Now that’s a fair idea of the wide range of goals i was talking about.

wednesdayOh well, let’s see if we can put together a list:

* Turn hobby into actual business. I don’t think this needs further explaining. It’s going to be a dream come true!

* Get a house. Another “dream come true” thing.

* Visit more of Romania. Though it’s going to be difficult because of the other major goals, but hey? Who knows? It might just work out.

* Get an eye surgery. Oh yeah, my sight is pretty bad, but surgery is possible, so i want to give it a try.

* Get braces put on. As it turns out, my eyes aren’t the only bad thing about me. Also, it’s never too late for braces. Basically, if you want something, go for it!

* Create wedding sets designs, have samples made, get them photographed and listed. I have so many ideas, but so little time. Also, it’s quite difficult and expensive too to have letterpress samples made. But it must be done either way.

* I kind of gave up on the number of sales goal because more and more sales are coming directly through mail and i can’t keep up. As for the letterpress shop, actually most of the sales are done through mail. So basically what i’m trying to say here is that i need to organize the sales somehow.

* Get hand sanitizer and thermal water. I so need these!

* Get better at taking photos. I’m so struggling with this! I even considered having a professional take photos for my items, but it’s driving me crazy that i can’t, so i keep trying…

* Get back into sports. Last year i did great at this, so i must pick it up again. Sports combined with a mere 10 minutes round of meditation. I never thought it would do me so much good!

* Read more. There are soooo many books i want to read and my new toy makes it possible for me to have access to all of them. I have a new Kindle and i love it! Currently reading: “The Da Vinci code”.

* Cook more. I think i always write this as part of my goals. The lack of free time is really killing me, but i’m doing my best here.

* Stop taking everything to heart. This has been my problem for as long as i can remember. I let stupid things (and people) get me down. Must stop caring so much.

* Celebrate birthdays. I have a problem remembering birthdays; i would really forget my own if other people didn’t remind me of it.

Weeeell maybe i should stop for now. I think there are a mot more, but there’s always next Wednesday, right? That’s about it with my New Year’s resolutions for this Wednesday.

Until then, take care!!

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small boxes with lid
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Funky Box Studio’s best selling boxes of 2015 – boxes with lid

Funky Box Studio‘s best selling boxes of 2015 are none other than our square little boxes with lid for jewelry. It was actually no surprise for us that they’d do this well. We had a bunch of people asking for boxes with lid, so we finally have them in several different sizes:

1. Our best selling – boxes with lid of 7.5 x 7.5 x 3 cm

Just like all the boxes in our shop, they can come in white, grey or natural brown kraft. They’re perfect for jewelry, small trinkets, brooches, to be used as party favors or any other small gifts. They’re easily personalized using washi tape, ribbons, stickers etc., and that also has a lot to do with their popularity.

Find them in our shop here.

small boxes with lid2. A tiny bit larger boxes with lid – 9 x 9 x 3 cm

Find them in our shop here.

boxes with lid3. Rectangular boxes with lid – 9 x 7 x 3 cm

Find them in our shop here.

boxes with lid4. Larger boxes with lid – 16 x 15 x 6 cm and 15 x 13 x 6 cm

These ones are not yet listed in our etsy shop. They’re a bit problematic to list actually. Since they’re large and also heavy, they can not be shipped via regular parcel, but only as a package. Each country has a different shipping fee for packages, so i’m still trying to figure out how to have them listed.

large box with lidYou can also see how our lovely clients personalized our boxes with lid over here.

!!! As for our letterpress shop, we’re actually preparing some huge news as well as a surprise for the month of February! So stay tuned and find out the news!

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letterpress business cards with edge painting
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[Behind the scenes] Letterpress business cards with edge painting for Funky Box Studio

Even though it’s been quite some time since we made these letterpress business cards with edge painting for our boxes and packaging shop, and also announced that we were working on them, i couldn’t really move on to something else before having a proper presentation for them.

At some point i was talking about how each project still brings something new for us. Well this time around, it was definitely the edge painting process. Since it was something we really wanted to try, we figured we should first have our own letterpress business cards with edge painting. It was quite thrilling (for me, of course! i’m the emotional one in our studio!), but we so nailed it! Edge painting is quite a delicate process and it is absolutely critical that you get it right on the very first try. Otherwise, you have to reprint the cards all over again. Basically, do everything all over. I think i’ll have a separate post about this as there’s much to talk about!

Well guess what? Right after our experience, we had two projects where we were asked for edge painting! It’s actually quite a nice feeling to be able to tell your client “Yes, i can do that!” The first project also had black edge painting; the second one, however, was very tricky from several points of view, not just the orange edge painting. Will definitely talk about this soon!

Below you’ll see a photo of the business cards before the edge painting, then some photos taken during the edge painting process (it’s really not as easy as it might seem!), then our neighbors keeping a sharp eye on us while we were edge painting and finally the finished product: our letterpress business cards with edge painting!

Here are the short technical details for our business cards with edge painting:

  • 450gsm Snow White card stock, one side printing, 9 x 5 cm, 2 ink colors – black ink and magenta, black edge painting

letterpress business cards

Our letterpress business cards before edge painting

edge painting process

Edge painting process

edge painting process

edge painting process

Our neighbors keeping a sharp eye on us: "Hey, let's see what they're doing there!"

Our neighbors keeping a sharp eye on us: “Hey, let’s see what they’re doing there!”

"Are you kidding me? I could do that blindfolded!"

“Are you kidding me? I could do that blindfolded!”

"Hey, you missed a spot there!"

“Hey, you missed a spot there!”

"That's a wrap! Everybody take 5!"

“That’s a wrap! Everybody take 5!”

letterpress business cards with edge painting

Our letterpress business cards with edge painting

letterpress business cards with edge painting

letterpress business cards with edge painting

letterpress business cards with edge painting letterpress business cards with edge paintingThe Funky Studio team wishes you, as always, a colorful day!

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