Friday, November 16, 2012

An Experiment

I wanted to have some custom mugs made up to sell with an altered image of my "Baby, Its Cold Outside" design wrapped around the outside.

I spent a couple of hours digitally manipulating a photo of my finished sampler to get it to the correct dimensions, then started to research pricing. Alas, I was unable to find an option for having them made that was cost effective for both me AND you without having to order about 500 of them.
So, I put my thinking cap on, and decided that perhaps you would like the opportunity to purchase the digital file so that you can go have as many of the mugs made for yourself as you want!

Perfect for Christmas gifts for your stitching friends.
I ordered one for myself, using Costco's online photo site, and am very happy with the finished product. Their mugs are a white, 11 ounce, very basic mug with a glossy finish. With shipping, they come to about $12. You may have another source for photo mugs that you prefer. This listing gives you the freedom to have them made wherever you want.

When you purchase this listing, I will send you a digital image file specifically sized for a wrap-around mug. Once you have the file, you have the right to make as many copies as you want to keep or give as gifts. If you want to sell the finished mugs, please contact me first.
If you all seem to like this idea, I'll be adding other designs to this listing in the near future. Please don't hesitate to put in a special request!

And as always, if you don't have an etsy account, you can always contact me directly to order your file. My email is: beth@heartstringsamplery.com

10 comments:

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

What a great idea and the mugs look wonderful with your winter design on them...Susan

Ashley said...

Awesome idea!

sand said...

Hi Beth, I wish you would sell them as I love this design and can't wait to start stitching it. And my husband and I drink coffee and are in need of new mugs. Wish I could change your mind!lol Deb

pj said...

Oh my, I think you should have went for the $500 and sold them. What a great winter gift idea for stitcher friends. Love it!

pj

Barb said...

A great idea. I just ordered the file.

Marie said...

such a creative idea, Beth! I love this mug! You never cease to amaze me!

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Anne said...

Just a new follower and wanted to say what a wonderful idea! Never seen this before and I love it. My stitching friends would be amazed to see my stitching designs on a mug! :) Thanks for the link to Costco. I will check it out!! :)

Karen V said...

What a great idea. I would love to see part of "The Strawberry Collection" on a mug if you can make it work!

Jessica Hunt said...

Love this idea Beth!
I would love to have "Your Shadow" (I think thats what its called) on a tumbler to go mug! I can picture it in my hand already. I will have to look into printing onto a mug like that though!