All the Butterflies

In 2008 we headed to Belize for the first time. One morning’s tour included a butterfly farm after a rather harrowing canoe trip through underground caves where my headlight battery died and I had to paddle blindly. I thought the butterfly farm would be relaxing after that.

Our teenage butterfly guide didn’t speak English beyond one sentence. We asked what happened if the butterflies escaped their cage. She said, “The butterflies get sick and die.” We asked what happened if we fed them other food. She said, “The butterflies get sick and die.” We asked if they mated across species. She said, “The butterflies get sick and die.” We got silly and asked ridiculous questions. What happens when a butterfly wears a tuxedo? What happens when a butterfly wants to go skiing? Where do the butterflies go on vacation? Her constant answer was that “the butterflies get sick and die.”

To this day we cannot see a butterfly without thinking or saying that the poor butterfly will get sick and die.

These cards are an effort to have a few butterflies that just won’t get sick and die in my life. There are four butterflies we actually met in Belize and the rest are the beginnings of my desire to do each state’s special butterfly. These butterflies will not get sick and die. At least I hope not.

Signature Notecard Pricing:  Individual Cards

INDIVIDUAL SHEATHED NOTECARDS arrive in clear cellophane-like sheathes to keep them pristine. These are excellent for retail outlets. 

  • WHOLESALE price available for retail outlets. Minimum orders apply.
  • RETAIL price is $4.50/Sheathed Notecard + Shipping. 8 Notecard Minimum Order.

INDIVIDUAL NAKED NOTECARDS arrive in packs of 8 or 12 in boxes. These are best for individual uses.

  • WHOLESALE price available for retail outlets. Minimum orders apply.
  • RETAIL price is $4.00/Notecard + Shipping. 8 Notecard Minimum Order.

Signature Notecard Pricing:                                                                                              Standard Boxes, Deluxe Boxes, Mix & Match Boxes

STANDARD BOX details:

  • 4 Pre-selected designs, a preview sheet, 8 notecards & envelopes included.
  • 1 Design, a preview sheet, 8 notecards & envelopes included with Holiday cards.
  • WHOLESALE price available for retail outlets. Minimum orders may apply.
  • RETAIL price is $30.00/Box + Shipping

A DELUXE BOX includes:

  • 6 Pre-selected designs, a preview sheet, 12 notecards & envelopes included.
  • 1 Design, a preview sheet, 12 notecards & envelopes included with Holiday cards.
  • WHOLESALE price available for retail outlets.
  • RETAIL price is $45.00/Box + Shipping.

A MIX & MATCH BOX includes:

  • Up to 12  available Signature designs for any one box you'd like to create. You pick the designs!
  •  Notecards & envelopes will be included to match your requests.
  • There is NO preview sheet unless you have one designed for a customizing fee.
  • WHOLESALE price available for retail outlets.
  • RETAIL price for 8 MIXED cards is $35.00/Box + Shipping
  • RETAIL price for 12 MIXED cards is $50.00/Box + Shipping 
  • CUSTOMIZING  fee for preview sheet is $25.00/Sheet

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.