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Our Unique iPhone Cases!

Looking for that special gift that you know the recipient is actually going to use and enjoy? Or a party favor that is both unique and usable? PosePrints has a wonderful selection of iPhone Cases that you can customize with a caricature likeness of you, your loved ones or even a picture of the two of you together!

{Unique iPhone Cover for the iPhone 4/4S or 5/5S — customized with your or your friend’s look-alike caricature!}

As with all of our unique products, the first step is creating a look-alike to your subject. We have so many choices when it comes to eye color, shades and styles for hair, as well as adorable clothes and accessories! With our iPhone Cases you can create a customizable, unique and individual product that reflects how special and different you or your recipient is. The iPhone case would be great as a party favor. As a bachelorette party or bridal shower favor, why not make a PosePrints case for each of your friends and bridesmaids who is making your day so special? They will have a cover for their iPhone to remember the day and it’ll be a favor they will actually be thrilled to be using — it’s sleek, clean, adorable and 100% customizable.

{Custom iPhone Cover for the iPhone 4/4S or 5/5S — customized with your or your friend’s look-alike caricature!}

All the accessories work great with any theme or type of party, be it mitzvah, bridal or baby! Our iPhone Cases can be customized for the iPhone 4, 4S, 5 and 5S, and are a unique choice for that person you’re just not sure what to buy for their birthday, anniversary or just because. With a custom iPhone Case, you can choose a present for them that is definitely unique, matches who they are and will be unlike anything else they’ve received. Additionally, it’s a useful gift — you can be sure they’ll be putting it to good use and showing off their unique style; as well as your good taste as a gift giver!

Giving gifts and planning shower favors doesn’t have to be stressful — it can be a fun way to choose a look-alike caricature with our phone cases that are customizable, unique and will definitely be a conversation starter whenever you or your loved ones take out their phone to say hello or plan a get-together! Just imagine how cute your mirror selfies will be when there’s a caricature of your favorite people joining in on the fun with you via the phone case!

Click here to check out our unique iPhone Cases!

iPhone Cases

Introducing…personalized iPhone Cases — featuring your custom, look-alike caricature — by PosePrints!

Our iPhone Cases feature a personalized, look-alike character that YOU create yourself.  They’re all white, and made of high-grade, durable and lightweight plastic.  We have one that fits the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S as well as one that fits the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S!

PosePrints’ iPhone Cases make the perfect, unique holiday gift, birthday gift, hostess gift, or gift for yourself!  I’m going to be creating them as Christmas gifts for everyone in my family…and I doubt they read this, so no surprise is ruined. 😉

What do you think?  Would you like your iPhone to strike a pose in a custom PosePrints iPhone Case?

Summer Instagram

I’ve loved this summer.  It isn’t even officially over for another couple of weeks, and I swear I’m already nostalgic for it.  But school has started, Labor Day Weekend has passed, and the world around us is gearing up for fall (and spring 2014 if you’re involved with New York Fashion Week!). Before we start seeing Christmas decorations, though, I need to reflect for a second on my summer. All at once, it was mellow and busy and special and normal.  Here’s a glimpse of what it looked like:

{Counter clockwise, from top left: My family on a summer evening; a bunting/garland project for M’s nursery; a San Francisco-themed housewarming gift for a friend; my mom, on her birthday, with M;  a handmade birthday card for my niece; M sitting up; custom baby shower thank you notes for a friend (featuring her beloved frenchie); another birthday card; drawing aforementioned frenchie.}

It was my first summer with my boy, and we spent our days going on walks, visiting friends, reading books, and spending lots of time with each other.  Our little family moved to a new home (so PosePrints’ headquarters moved from San Francisco, too!), and we’ve had fun decorating and gardening and settling in.  There were a few good birthday celebrations and outdoor parties.  And, of course, work/stationery-making was mixed in there, too.

Follow me/PosePrints at @PosePrints for a look at my life (“my life” = my baby…let’s be honest here), custom stationery and crafty stuff.

How was your summer?  What would your “Summer Instagram” collection look like?

Party Details

One of my Thirty While 30 goals was to throw a party with “Pinteresty party details” — and I’d like to think I checked it off the list with PosePrints’ Anniversary Party!  From the overall theme to the stationery favors to the custom cupcakes, we personalized the party to PosePrints as much as possible.  Check out some of our party details in the photos below!

{Our cupcake table, with polka-dotted bunting}

Create a card favors

{We asked our guests to create a PosePrints card on a laptop at the party!}

San Francisco Stationery Party Favors

{Mini San Francisco stationery = party favors}

Custom Caricature Cupcakes

{Custom caricature cupcakes from Kara’s (say that five times fast!)}

Blu Bungalow Venue

{The awesome, modern venue: Blu Bungalow in San Francisco}

Jen and Denise Party Hosts

{The party hosts: me and my cute mom!}

Embossing

Embossing is my new obsession.  Up until I received embossing materials for my birthday (thanks, dear friend of mine!), I didn’t really know what it was.  And now I just.can’t.stop.myself.  I emboss everything: gift tags, stationery, gift wrap, envelopes:

Embossing is EASY.  To start, pick up the following supplies:

  • Embossing heat tool.  I’m using this one.*
  • Embossing powder
  • Rubber stamps
  • A watermark or regular stamp pad
  • A glue pen

I put handy orange stars next to the heat tool and the embossing powder, because they’re the only tools you really need, I’ve found.  The rest are sort of optional, but will definitely extend your embossing repertoire.

Now for the steps:

1. Create a drawing and fill the lines with the glue pen. Or stamp your paper using the watermark ink pad. (My secret: the embossing powder sticks to regular gel ink and ink pads, too.)

2. Quickly cover the ink you want embossed with the embossing powder.  Then let sit.

3. Sift the leftover powder off your artwork and blow off the powder that isn’t stuck. (Any powder on the paper will emboss — even tiny remaining specks!)

4. Hover the heat tool about 8 inches from the artwork and turn it on.  The powder will emboss in just a few seconds.  Let dry.  And you’re done!

Monogrammed Gifts

I mentioned last week that I like giving gifts that are special and personalized — and nothing does that better than a monogram. I adore the monogram. I would monogram everything in my home if I could, but my husband (jMm) says no.

Here are some of my favorites.  I’ve gifted the zinc letters and monogrammed mugs, and I long for the Max&Chloe monogrammed necklace (jMh) and Longchamp tote bag.  Feel free to take note — my 30th birthday is coming up…

*1* Monogrammed bracelet by Zoe Chicco *2* Custom Monogrammed Tote Bag by Longchamp *3* Zinc letters from Anthropologie *4* Monogram Mug from Anthropologie *5* Custom iPhone Case by Plum Street Prints *6* DIY Name Stationery by Me/PosePrints *7* Max&Chloe Monogram Necklace

Make It Special

I haven’t yet decided if I am going to share my “30 While 30 List” here, but I will let you in on one of my life goals: Make It Special. “Special” is obviously a relative term, but to me it means putting extra creative effort, time, energy and love into things.

Here’s a special gift box I put together for a friend’s birthday:

Each gift in the box is personalized to her — mostly in the form of a monogram or initial. And I used that fun string idea to make the wrapping special, too.

{I’ll share my favorite monogrammed gifts next week. Do you have a go-to “special” gift?}