2.19.2008

self-promo.



The Treetings made me do it.

I wasn't going to spread the word, but I'm just so excited that I can't bear to keep it inside my anxious little head. MATTE STEPHENS just purchased his very own set of Treetings. [congrats on the new site, by the way, matte!]Yes, Matte Stephens, the heartthrob of all heartthrob artists. If Design for Mankind was a high school, he'd be the Homecoming King, Quarterback AND Most Likely to Succeed.

True.

So naturally, I'm on cloud nine until I find out today that I have yet another order. An order of 5,000. Keep in mind, my little old Treetings are HANDMADE and I cut each and every tree out from scrap paper. That's a whole lot of trees and a WHOLE lot of scraps.

I've got three weeks--- think I can do it?

23 comments:

LINDSAY said...

of course you can do it! Congrats on your supersize order. Cutting paper is soooooo much fun, one of my favorite things, in fact.

Neutral Dwelling said...

Congrats on your order and just remember "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can"!

design for mankind. said...

Ahhh, you sweet ladies!

Bethany Hissong said...

You are my hero! Your cards are wonderful... no wonder he wanted them!!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh my gosh! What exciting news for you! 5,000??? Of course you can. Come on over and take my disconnect challenge, I bet you'll have lots of extra time on your hands! :-)

Happy news, thanks for sharing!

xoxo

matte stephens said...

Wow! That is really great! I can't wait to see the ones I ordered! congratulations!!!

design for mankind. said...

OMG MATTE--- I'm swooning here.

Jennifer Ramos said...

thats GREAT! HOWVER Im confused...5,000? is this for a retailer?

just curious. : )

Jen Ramos
'100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards'
www.madebygirl.com

Mirka said...

Congrats on your orders!! 5000 - wow, that is something!!! Of course we want to hear something like this. And yes, you can do it! My only advice is (it may sound so motherly)to remember eat well (fresh fruit, berries & salads) and have a little walk regularly to get fresh air. I´ve noticed that for me it helps to gain more strenght if I have to work hard and there is not much time for sleep. I hope this helps. ; )Good luck!

Kati said...

Congrats on both! 5,000 is a LOT to handle but I'm confident in your abilities as I know you are always juggling several projects at once.

Still... better stock up on some good hand creme.

Benita said...

Grattis Erin!
(Congrats in Swedish...)

Wow, that's huge!!! But you can do it!! Wish I were closer so I could come over and help you cut:)

Cher Ami said...

love them

Jaimee McClellan said...

Holy Cow! Some order! You can do it!

I had a similar instance with a custom cookie order - 100 dozen didn't sound like too much but in three weeks...after the first three days of constant baking - I folded.

Cards are much more fun to make!

SB said...

Shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up!!!!!!! I am so excited for you! I knew someone would discover you and your greatness! If there is any help I can give you from here, I hereby offer it. Send me paper and I'll cut out tree trunks or fold the cards or whatever would be most useful. I have eight hours a day of sitting behind a desk, and no one cares what I do as long as I answer the phone. I'm the perfect (free!) manual labor!

Joanna Goddard said...

WOW!!!! good for you! you can do it....
xojoanna

cindy k said...

congratulations! and yes, you can do it. just set a quota for each day and keep to it.

Marilyn said...

You are a super woman! You can do it!!!!

design for mankind. said...

OH gracious; you ladies are the sweetest things in the entire world. If we all lived in L.A., I'd invite each and every one of you over for a stationery party and we'd gossip and laugh and eat LOTS of brownie batter.

What a wonderful day! :)

Thanks for your support, everyone. You are too much.

design for mankind. said...

Jennifer-- Yes, for a retailer.
And Mirka-- that is EXCELLENT advice! :)

amber said...

great job! looks like such a fun project, there's nothing I like more than working with paper - cutting, folding, printing, the entire process is addictive!

cindy k said...

maybe this is obvious, but you should probably get some help. i received an order for 2,400 handmade cards with a tight deadline, and my husband, who is not very crafty, was very helpful. if i lived in la, i'd help you.

design for mankind. said...

Cindy--- No, you're totally right! My husband and I are arranging an assembly line as I type this! :)

THANKS for the tip!

Pete said...

Wow. If you're looking to outsource I know just the man for you. He has a lot of time on his hands...

welcome.

because beauty lies in the details of design. in the pencil shavings, in the blueberry waffles. the vintage dress, framed portrait, old postcard.

design is inevitable. celebrated. design for mankind.

2.19.2008

self-promo.



The Treetings made me do it.

I wasn't going to spread the word, but I'm just so excited that I can't bear to keep it inside my anxious little head. MATTE STEPHENS just purchased his very own set of Treetings. [congrats on the new site, by the way, matte!]Yes, Matte Stephens, the heartthrob of all heartthrob artists. If Design for Mankind was a high school, he'd be the Homecoming King, Quarterback AND Most Likely to Succeed.

True.

So naturally, I'm on cloud nine until I find out today that I have yet another order. An order of 5,000. Keep in mind, my little old Treetings are HANDMADE and I cut each and every tree out from scrap paper. That's a whole lot of trees and a WHOLE lot of scraps.

I've got three weeks--- think I can do it?

23 comments:

LINDSAY said...

of course you can do it! Congrats on your supersize order. Cutting paper is soooooo much fun, one of my favorite things, in fact.

Neutral Dwelling said...

Congrats on your order and just remember "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can"!

design for mankind. said...

Ahhh, you sweet ladies!

Bethany Hissong said...

You are my hero! Your cards are wonderful... no wonder he wanted them!!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh my gosh! What exciting news for you! 5,000??? Of course you can. Come on over and take my disconnect challenge, I bet you'll have lots of extra time on your hands! :-)

Happy news, thanks for sharing!

xoxo

matte stephens said...

Wow! That is really great! I can't wait to see the ones I ordered! congratulations!!!

design for mankind. said...

OMG MATTE--- I'm swooning here.

Jennifer Ramos said...

thats GREAT! HOWVER Im confused...5,000? is this for a retailer?

just curious. : )

Jen Ramos
'100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards'
www.madebygirl.com

Mirka said...

Congrats on your orders!! 5000 - wow, that is something!!! Of course we want to hear something like this. And yes, you can do it! My only advice is (it may sound so motherly)to remember eat well (fresh fruit, berries & salads) and have a little walk regularly to get fresh air. I´ve noticed that for me it helps to gain more strenght if I have to work hard and there is not much time for sleep. I hope this helps. ; )Good luck!

Kati said...

Congrats on both! 5,000 is a LOT to handle but I'm confident in your abilities as I know you are always juggling several projects at once.

Still... better stock up on some good hand creme.

Benita said...

Grattis Erin!
(Congrats in Swedish...)

Wow, that's huge!!! But you can do it!! Wish I were closer so I could come over and help you cut:)

Cher Ami said...

love them

Jaimee McClellan said...

Holy Cow! Some order! You can do it!

I had a similar instance with a custom cookie order - 100 dozen didn't sound like too much but in three weeks...after the first three days of constant baking - I folded.

Cards are much more fun to make!

SB said...

Shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up!!!!!!! I am so excited for you! I knew someone would discover you and your greatness! If there is any help I can give you from here, I hereby offer it. Send me paper and I'll cut out tree trunks or fold the cards or whatever would be most useful. I have eight hours a day of sitting behind a desk, and no one cares what I do as long as I answer the phone. I'm the perfect (free!) manual labor!

Joanna Goddard said...

WOW!!!! good for you! you can do it....
xojoanna

cindy k said...

congratulations! and yes, you can do it. just set a quota for each day and keep to it.

Marilyn said...

You are a super woman! You can do it!!!!

design for mankind. said...

OH gracious; you ladies are the sweetest things in the entire world. If we all lived in L.A., I'd invite each and every one of you over for a stationery party and we'd gossip and laugh and eat LOTS of brownie batter.

What a wonderful day! :)

Thanks for your support, everyone. You are too much.

design for mankind. said...

Jennifer-- Yes, for a retailer.
And Mirka-- that is EXCELLENT advice! :)

amber said...

great job! looks like such a fun project, there's nothing I like more than working with paper - cutting, folding, printing, the entire process is addictive!

cindy k said...

maybe this is obvious, but you should probably get some help. i received an order for 2,400 handmade cards with a tight deadline, and my husband, who is not very crafty, was very helpful. if i lived in la, i'd help you.

design for mankind. said...

Cindy--- No, you're totally right! My husband and I are arranging an assembly line as I type this! :)

THANKS for the tip!

Pete said...

Wow. If you're looking to outsource I know just the man for you. He has a lot of time on his hands...