Sunday, March 30, 2014

That's a Wrap!

Today I started a Skillshare class on creating wrapping paper, including sketching the concept, using shapes to create objects, and patterning! And while it's hard to believe it's time to start thinking about holiday, I decided to go with a happy holiday dog theme, since those of you who know me, know that my dog Julie is the love of my life. I added bones, and paw prints, and even a little doggie wish list! It is called Peace, Love, & Bones! This is my end product (so far, I may tweak it a bit and/or add some texture in Photoshop...) I uploaded my design for submission into the That's a Wrap! Personalized Holiday Gift Wrap challenge on, so if you like what you see, please click the image below and like/vote for the design!

Peace Love & Bones

The second design I came up with today is all about cameras! Playing off of the traditional, "SAY CHEESE!", I threw in a little holiday slang and changed it up to "SAY CHEERS!" This is a great way of showcasing multiple photos on your custom wrapping paper. Click the image below if you feel like supporting Pop + Shorty!

Friday, March 28, 2014

National Stationery Show in NYC

As May quickly approaches, I have had my mind on the National Stationery Show that takes place each year in New York City. It is a dream of mine, and it is now a goal for Pop + Shorty as a company, to exhibit at the tradeshow in the next couple years. I have done my research and it will take a lot of man power, time, and money - and passion (which I have plenty of!) I ran across this budgeting infographic by Meant to Be Sent on Pinterest during my research, and I am obsessed with it. It is now displayed in my office as inspiration, and I wanted to share with my other paper lovers out there.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New Spring/Summer Card Collection Debut!

I am happy to debut our latest card collection for Spring/Summer! All cards are available in our shop and for a limited time you can get your order 10% off by entering the code POP at checkout. We hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Pop + Shorty Now Available at Minted!

I am pleased (well, to be honest - OVERLY ECSTATIC!) to announce one of Pop + Shorty's designs was chosen by the Minted jury to be sold at! Our "Oh Baby Bold! design gave us our first win at Minted in the On the Way! Baby Shower Invitation Challenge. This invitation will be available soon and will also include backer options, as well as optional envelope liner, belly band, and thank you cards. Thanks to the Minted community of designers for welcoming Pop + Shorty and graciously giving feedback and tips along the way.

Cheers! - Ashley

Oh Baby Bold Baby Shower Invitation by Pop + Shorty

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Fontastic Fonts: Free Fonts!

I have been mighty impressed by the selection of free fonts available and I'd like to share a list of my favorites. Thanks to places like LostType, the League of Moveable Type, and others, there is such a great variety of awesome typefaces that won't empty your pocketbook. (While they are free, donations are always suggested - and well deserved!)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Out + About: Beer and Wine Labels

Another round of wine (and beer) labels straight from the Dekalb County Farmer's Market in Decatur, Georgia! My favorite is PUNK'N with the awesome use of the font, Gin. Enjoy!