The Barn Project

The Client:  A Chicago business woman is on the road a lot, but her real home is a home in the hills of Pennsylvania where she and her family escape busy lives. A barn across from her home is one of her favorite sights in the world.

The Project: The project began because Karan wanted a Christmas card featuring “her” barn. She liked the barn so much, she added a boxed collection to her order. The set shows the barn in all four seasons. A back preview sheet was included.

The Process: Karan sent photographs and we emailed each other with ideas. The Christmas card and the summer twilight card worked quickly. I struggled with spring and winter. I wanted to move the barn more for the spring card and Karan never saw several of my misses. She saw and helped me with my winter misses. I had the shadows off. I missed the ledge part of the barn. Between what she saw in my mistakes and my changes in color, we both ended up pleased with the winter card.

The Highlight: I loved working with Karan on the winter card. Sometimes the discussions about the designs are the favorite part of a project for me.  Also, Karan was thrilled and even ordered Teton cards for family members.

Her Facebook post showing the cards was wonderful: “I came home after a busy week and opened the box. Pure Santa-came-and-left-the-perfect-gift-of-JOY had arrived. This is my barn in the four seasons. Oh happy day!!”

Signature Notecard Pricing:  Boxed Collections

STANDARD BOX details:

  • 4 designs, 8 notecards & envelopes included
  • 1 design, 8 notecards & envelops included with Christmas & Hanukkah cards
  • WHOLESALE price is $16.00/Box + Shipping. 10 Box Minimum Order.
  • RETAIL price is $30.00/Box + Shipping

A DELUXE BOX includes:

  • 1, 4 or 6 designs, 12 notecards & envelopes included
  •  WHOLESALE price is $24.00/Box + Shipping. 10 Box Minimum Order.
  • RETAIL price is $45.00/Box + Shipping

Signature Notecard Pricing:  Individual Cards

SHEATHED OR NAKED INDIVIDUAL NOTECARDS: Individual notecards arrive in clear sheaths to keep them pristine. Naked notecards come without the sheaths, but are boxed for protection. 

INDIVIDUAL SHEATHED NOTECARDS:

  • WHOLESALE price is $2.25/Sheathed Notecard + shipping. 48 Notecard Minimum Order.
  • RETAIL price is $4.50/Sheathed Notecard + Shipping. 8 Notecard Minimum Order.

INDIVIDUAL NAKED NOTECARDS:

  • WHOLESALE price is $2.00/Notecard + Shipping. 48 Notecard Minimum Order.
  • RETAIL price is $4.00/Notecard + Shipping. 8 Notecard Minimum Order.

 

 

There are 4 components to pricing your custom project:

  • Custom Design Creation. Factors affecting this include the number of desired designs, the design complexity, and needed preview designs.
  • Logo Placement if desired.
  • Quantity of Notecards Ordered. There is no minimum order size and you can re-order additional quantity of your design at any time.
  • The Cost of Card Materials. 

Costs, deposits, and deadlines are agreed upon before work begins.

To discuss your project, contact info@starkeycards.com.

Ordering  Signature Starkey Cards:

  • Scroll through the available Signature  Designs.
  • Make a note of which individual cards or which boxed collections you would like.
  • Email us at info@starkeycards.com. Ask questions if you have any.  If you'd prefer a phone call, let us know. If you know what you want, list individual card titles or collections.  We will send a confirmation before your order is printed.
  • Pay the PayPal invoice you receive and your cards will be shipped. I also take checks. Retail dealers may use direct deposit. 

Ordering Custom Design Cards:

  • Scroll through the available Custom  Design samples.
  • Email us at info@starkeycards.com.  Ask questions. If you'd prefer a phone call, let us know.
  • Katherine will contact you to discuss the design, costs, and timing.
  • You'll get a chance to review all cards before printing.
  • A deposit will be required.
  • Pay the PayPal invoice or opt for a check payment and your cards will be shipped.

 

In creating Starkey Cards, we  learned about business plans, business models, and mission statements. But the truth is that we focused on the paper. The images would not look like woodcut prints without rich and thick paper. 

In addition to the rich quality of the paper, we wanted our notecards to be American made and renewable and unique in shape and acid free. We found it.

  • The card stock, envelopes, and business cards are all American made and hail from California, the Carolinas, and Rhode Island.
  • The card stock is heavy.  It weighs 220 grams per square meter. That’s a lot.
  • All the paper is 100% renewable cotton. The business cards are made from old t-Shirts and that tickles me.
  • The notecards are square and not the usual rectangles. Each card is a 5.25 inch square.
  • The card stock is archival and acid free.  The notecards are done on museum quality paper that will last.  The images will endure. You could frame them.