Monday, January 26, 2009

some custom orders

I had a custom order for some superhero badges recently. And by some wonderful coincidence, my husband was about to throw out some old comics (and by 'throw out', I mean add to my ever-growing stash of magazines that I'm planning on recycling in a fun way). The two requested characters were Batman and Gambit.

Can you see Batman's belt in the background there? I used a Batman advert for the background paper. Subtle, but cool.

For those of you who don't know, Gambit is a member of the X-Men. He has a thing for playing cards. It was Mr Pippa's genius idea to use a playing card in the packaging (thanks!). Frustratingly, Gambit changes his costume AND his hair. Everyone knows that the first rule of being a superhero is to choose a costume and stick with it. Otherwise, how will anyone recognise you?! We managed to find him in one of the comics, but I think his costume looks much cooler over here.

I also had a Folksy order for some badges. You may not be excited by that, but I was quite pleased with the little free gift I made for this order:

It's the Bible... in Welsh. Cool huh?

And, if you're interested, check out this post by fellow crafter Kitschen Sink - it made me smile.


5 comments:

  1. Hi Pippa order with you for ten Welsh Bible badge's maybe more thanks for swift post sent sat had mon. and again thank's for gift badge.blessyou.

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  2. way cool! is the playing card charged with kinetic energy? or would the customer have to add it themselves? (good idea jobey)

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  3. Oh another great order, I love the packaging I love the fact you put so much thought into it.
    kara

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  4. Very cool Pippa, what a great idea. Tell your hubby not to throw out the comics, they will be worth big bucks one day!!

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  5. Thanks for the lovely comments. Unfortunately, the comics aren't that old so not even worth what he paid for them originally. But that's fine by me - it means that I can play with them!
    And Matt, the kinetic energy is sold in a separate sachet (of course!).

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