Calling All Graphic Designers!

Calling All Graphic Designers!
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Yesterday I bought a new domain for my card-making blog: CardsByStephanie.com with the plan to export my existing blog to its new home.  I like the ease of stamping my logo / fake company name on the back of my handmade cards and I also like to use the same design as a watermark when I share pictures of my cards.  The swirl symbol is my signature, so I will continue using that.  Here is a rough design – ultimately I’d like to smooth out the rough edges before making a watermark and ordering a new rubber stamp:

Cards By Stephanie - swirl logo

Cards By Stephanie - swirl logo

I forgot a lot of my graphic design skills, so I’m asking my graphic designer friends if any of them are interested in smoothing out my logo and/or offering suggestions.

I also think it would be fun to run a contest!  I’d like to see what you come up with for a business card I can hand out at craft expos and card classes (to share my blog and YouTube channel with tutorials).  If you could design a banner for my website, I’d love that, too.  I’m thinking of collecting ideas and making a decision as soon as possible, so if you think you’d like to participate, please post any questions here and help me figure out where you can post your finished pieces.

THE PRIZE: Twelve all-occasion handmade cards made by me and delivered or shipped to you!!  What do you think?  Can you help me out?

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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