Project Update: Shipping has begun!!
Packages started going out earlier this week and you should receive a tracking number in your email when your order ships.
I started with international packages since they’re a smaller batch, and Domestic shipments should begin in the next week or so. I’ve got a great team coming out to help me week after next, with the goal of getting everything out by the end of June and ahead of schedule.
For now it’s just me bumbling along on my own and I’m pretty sure I’ve already packed at least one order wrong 😑
(If it was yours, please email me at [email protected] and I’ll send the correct pins right away! Sorry!)
Keep an eye on your inbox for additional shipping updates and some news about my next pin collection, launching in mid-late July.
Here’s a tiny sneak peak at what’s coming!
Talk to you again soon!
Project Update: The pins are in!
I can’t wait to get these into your hands, but there are a few more steps before I start shipping. First I have to grade each and every pin to make sure you’re getting a Grade A quality pin. I’m also going to send out a notice that I’m locking addresses—you’ll get a chance to make corrections or confirm your address before shipping starts.
I've also got some new about upcoming pin collections and other secret projects...I'll send additional updates on all that soon, but in the meantime here are some photos of the pins!
Thanks again for all your support!
Project Update: **FINAL REMINDER! ** Surveys close today!
This is the final call for backer surveys, get your responses in before the deadline or your pledge may be forfeit!
You will at least have to deal with the hassle of contacting me directly to get your survey reopened. >:|
Thank you again for all your support and the next time you hear from me I'll have more info about a delivery date for the pins! <3
Project Update: Update: Pins have been ordered—but we're still missing some surveys!
There are a few unanswered surveys out there still, so if this is you and you somehow happen to be reading this, please be sure to get your survey in before March 31st 11:59 pm PST! After that the surveys will be closed and if you haven't chosen your pins and add-ons I will have to consider your pledge a kind donation. <3
The pins are scheduled to to arrive to my studio by late April, and I'll immediately start grading them to make sure every pin I'm sending out is Grade A standard. And then, packaging and shipping!
Keep following for updates on production and estimates of when the pins will start shipping to backers...plus some sneak peeks at my next upcoming pin collection and some other BIG news!
And if you read this far, thanks for just being here! I truly appreciate your support of my art, and I'd love to hear more about what you would want to see in a future collection.
Project Update: Thank you for the speedy survey responses!
If you haven't filled out your survey yet please do so as soon as possible—especially if you're hoping to add on any of my Calming Cat pins, they're selling out quickly!
If you haven't received the email with your backer survey yet, please contact me here or at [email protected].
There were a few missed connections with emails that were dropped or bounced.
Again, thank you so much for supporting my art and my little pin making venture, I'm really excited to get these into your hands. And stay tuned, there will be more pins coming soon!
Project Update: BackerKit surveys are coming soon!
Project Update: Here’s what to expect next
- Expect an email letting you know your payment has been charged. If there are any issues with your payment we will notify you with next steps.
- We will need to collect some additional info such as your pin selections and shipping information before we send rewards. In the coming weeks we will send you a survey to collect that information.
- Since all Pintopia projects were 100% funded, you will be getting a FREE Pintopia 2023 pin from BackerKit. And if you backed 3+ pins you’ve earned some additional pins. Stay tuned for more information from BackerKit about how you will receive those pins.
Project Update: Backing card art reveal!
You've been waiting on the backing card art, and here it is! I imagined it as a cozy, witchy, work space, perfect for a trio of cats to wreak havoc in.
This backing card art is a Backerkit exclusive and won't be available after Pintopia.
Which brings me to some questions I've been getting:
Q: How can I buy more than 3 pins?
A: If you would like more pins, you'll have the option to purchase them as add-ons when you complete your Backer survey. (Add-ons will include the Backerkit exclusive card.)
Q: If I don't want to pledge right now, can I buy the pins after they're made?
A: Yes, while supplies last. I will have enough pins manufactured to fulfill Backerkit pledges, a few to stock my online shop and take to pop-up markets, plus some extras in case of damaged or lost packages, but I cannot guarantee how many will be left or that these pins will be produced again. The retail price of the pins will be higher after Pintopia, plus you'll miss out on the extra cool backing card art. You should really just pledge now!
Q: Do you have any other pin designs? Can we add them on?
Yes! I have some remaining from my Calming Cats collection, and they'll be available to purchase as add-ons—with a special discount just for Pintopia supporters!
Q: You should make a pin of MY pet.
You might be right. Email me at [email protected] and let's talk.
Got any other questions? Leave me a comment here or email me! <3
Project Update: Final stretch and a final poll!
I'm already thinking about how my next collection of pins will be embellished and I'd love to know what you'd like to see? More glow-in-the-dark? A sparkly glitter finish? Hinges or spinny bits? Answer the poll above!
PS. If you're on Instagram I'm holding a flash giveaway in my Stories on Friday—give me a follow @aspenhearted and enter to win 2 free pins!
Project Update: We have a winner!
The final touches on the backing card will be done very soon, and I can't wait to share that with you later this week. <3
Don’t forget, if you back at least 7 of the Pintopia projects, you'll earn this adorable, limited edition pin designed by Carly K and me.
It's called Jupiter Purring...or Jupurrter. Or Jupipurr. (Might need to do another poll.) If you love the cosmic celestial vibes, you should should definitely back Carly's Cosmic Balance pin collection.
<3 Carrie Alyson
Project Update: Your vote is needed!
Picture this...a witchy workroom, full of spell books and dried herbs and potion components, and a little mouse skulking about while the cats are shirking their mousing duties.
There's room for one more cute critter, but what should it be?