Hello from the New PosePrints Intern!

Hello! I’m really excited to introduce myself as a new member of the PosePrints team! My name is Layla and I’m a San Francisco native finally returning from four years studying Art and Art History in upstate New York. I love to journal, sketchbook, and collage when I make art. In my spare time I like to go thrifting for vintage clothes, read and have tea with my friends. I worked as a program developer for Children’s Museum Education at the Tang Museum as well as with a stationery company in Brooklyn. Nothing beats San Francisco, though!

It feels great to be back and working with Jen and Denise and their custom stationery company. I love all the personalized stationery you can choose from on the site, and the adorable caricatures that work for any occasion. It’s lovely to be part of a company that sells products that I find so creative and clever! I’ve always been interested in stationery and paper goods, from designing my own invitations when I was little to making customized cards when I mail my friends letters, so to get to work for a company that makes unique stationery that has it’s own flair is going to be lots of fun! I’ll be contributing blog posts about what we have going on here and all our great products. You’ll see me here, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I’m looking forward to hearing from our customers and readers and getting to know all of you as the PosePrints Intern!

Hello from Layla!

Just Because Party Invitations

Would you ever send out invitations for a “just because” party or barbecue?  As much as I love to receive hard-copy holiday cards, Valentine’s Day cards, wedding Save-the-Dates and thank you notes, I LOVE the idea of receiving (and sending out) snail mail invitations for a “just because” party.  No one does that anymore, right?!  Friends and family expect to receive a Christmas Card or Baby Shower Invitation in the mail, but don’t necessarily expect to be invited to a pool party or family barbecue with a custom invitation.

{PosePrints BBQ Card — personalized with custom, look-alike caricatures}

{PosePrints American Stars card  — personalized with custom, look-alike caricatures for a 4th-of-July Party Invitation}

What do you think?  Would you mail out cards for an event that doesn’t typically warrant hard-copy invitations?  I personally love the idea.  Seems like it would make the event seem that much more special — even if you’re sending out the custom cards last-minute.

I’m going to be sure to host a “just because” BBQ or party this summer.  With PosePrints invitations.  Hold me to it!  And let us know if you end up sending out snail mail invitations for a casual party this summer…we’d love to hear.

We’re Hiring!

We’re hiring…our first intern! We will be accepting applications for a Social Media Marketing Intern position through Tuesday, May 27th, so please pass this listing on to anyone you know who would be a good fit. And please remember to let them know how fun and fabulous the PosePrints team is. ;)   Thank you so much!

Position Description:

PosePrints, an online stationery company, is looking for a talented Social Media Marketing Intern to help build our online community.

Responsibilities:

  • Create engaging and original content that creates conversation, including writing blog posts and creating Facebook content while keeping in the PosePrints voice.
  • Create an annual marketing calendar based on solid research; execute the plan.
  • Find qualified users and key influencers to follow/like PosePrints through the use of paid and non-paid advertising efforts.
  • Track the growth and the impact of social media on the business.
  • Draft and edit copy for press releases and other marketing materials.
  • Assist in updating the website, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in the world of blogs and social media.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Energy and creativity, with a desire to come up with fresh ideas and grow PosePrints’ online presence.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with little direction.
  • Bonus: Experience with keeping a company Facebook page; familiarity with Google Analytics and SEO; a love of design, snail-mail and stationery.

Benefits:

  • Between 5 and 10 hours/week; could evolve into a full-time Social Media Manager roll for the right person.
  • Compensation: $15/hr plus opportunity for a sales-related bonus.
  • Work remotely.
  • Great opportunity to become part of a fast-growing, dynamic company.
  • As our company’s first Social Media Intern, this is a huge opportunity to develop and implement a social media strategy from the ground up. The position will allow for plenty of growth and creative flexibility.

How to Apply:

Please email Jen@PosePrints.com with a note outlining why you would be a good fit for the position, your resume (or link to your LinkedIn profile), and links to your social media accounts or blog, if applicable. Please attach a writing sample if you do not keep a blog. Please put “Social Media Intern” in the subject line. Thank you!

 

New Spring Card Design

Check out our new spring card design — “Blooms!”

The design features a modern strand of pink and turquoise flowers (Dahlias? Mumms? Zinnias? Something like that.) — perfect for spring event invitations, baby and bridal shower invitations, thank you notes, Save-the-Date cards, party invitations and girly stationery gifts.

{Custom Anniversary Party Invitation on our new Blooms card design}

{Custom Bridal Shower Invitation on our new Blooms card design}

What do you think?  Do you like our new design?  Click here to check it out, then click the pink “Personalize This Design” button to begin customizing it!

First Birthday Party Invitation

My boy just turned ONE!  We had a small party at our home, but we still sent out PosePrints invitations (of course).  Doesn’t Miller make a pretty perfect caricature?!  (Click here to see a larger version of this image on our Facebook page.)

Unique First Birthday Party Invitation by PosePrints

His personalized invitations featured some blue bunting, his cute look-alike caricature, and a blue cupcake with a red “1″ candle.  I also customized his hair style to include his little blonde curls.  You can start designing your own PosePrints first birthday party invitations by clicking here. Just select the invitation design you like, click the “Personalize This Design” button, create your baby’s caricature, and add your invitation text.

We kept the party simple with a couple of cakes, some balloons, and a few strings of felt bunting:

The only handmade decoration (pictured above on the mantel) was a string of paper bunting featuring his monthly photos.  Every month we’ve taken a picture of Miller with his elephant and a numbered tie:

It’s so fun seeing how much he’s grown in one short year!  The one-to-two month was the biggest jump, don’t you think?

Happy first birthday to our beloved baby!

Kentucky Derby Bridal Shower Invitations

There’s no question about it: the most fun bridal shower I ever attended featured big derby hats, pretty sundresses, mint juleps and sunshine. It just felt so springy! The Kentucky Derby theme works so well for bridal showers (and baby showers), in fact, we created a special Kentucky Derby invitation design for our card line. Check it out here!

The Kentucky Derby invitation design features blue skies, green grass and a strip of the Kentucky Derby race track. And we even have a derby hat, feathered fascinator and mint julep as options for the caricature of the bride (or mom) to be.  As for the Kentucky Derby invitation text, make sure to let the invitees know about the theme with some wording like this:

Please join us for a Kentucky Derby Bridal Shower

in honor of

{Bride’s/Mom’s Name Here}

Date/Time

Location

Wear your best Kentucky Derby Attire!

RSVP

Registry Info

As always, if you would like to see any color or font changes to your invitation, please feel free to contact us.  We make color and font changes free of charge, and are seasoned pros in Kentucky Derby Invitation wording if you would like any friendly advice!

Snow

Check out our new card design: Snow!

A couple’s personalized holiday card on our new Snow design

A custom Christmas Card featuring a look-alike caricature — on PosePrints’ new Snow design

A wintery wedding Save-the-Date card on PosePrints’ new Snow design (for a winter wedding taking place in Aspen, CO)

 Not to be confused with our Snowflakes design, our modern Snow card features a blue sky, light blue stripe, and a flurry of pretty white snow.  Even though we created this as 2013′s holiday card design, it would be perfect for Save-the-Date cards (for events taking place in snowy locales), party invitations, seasonal stationery and thank you notes.

Click here to see our new Snow card design and then click the “Personalize This Design” button to customize your own avatar for unique, super-snowy cards.

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?

Hazel Eyes

Big news: we’ve added the option of hazel eyes to the PosePrints caricatures!  I don’t know what took us so long (considering I have hazel eyes myself…*), but here we are with FOUR eye color options for your personalized characters and custom stationery.  Brown!  Green!  Blue!  And now…HAZEL!

Now don’t get me wrong.  We’ve had lots of people ask us to change their caricatures’ eye color to hazel, so there are plenty of cards, magnets and other PosePrints stationery floating around that feature hazel-eyed poses.  But now it’s official.  Personalized stationery for our hazel-eyed friends.

Is there an eye color I’m missing?  Turquoisey-blue?  Deep, deep brown?  Yellow cat eyes for Halloween?

*(Note to self: must order new business cards and thank you notes.)